Government Buildings Being Assessed for Energy Efficiency Opportunities

first_imgOver the next three to six months, government buildings and schools will be assessed to determine the best way to make energy-efficiency improvements. A request for proposals issued by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will ask energy service companies, pre-qualified by the department, to submit proposals to conduct the assessments. The assessments and improvements are part of a $50-million investment to improve energy efficiency in government buildings, schools and hospitals. “The department plays a vital role in meeting targets outlined in the Climate Change Action Plan,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “By making our buildings greener and healthier today, we are ensuring the well-being of generations to come.” As outlined in the Climate Change Action Plan, the province must achieve a 30 per cent reduction in energy consumption in all government-owned buildings built before 2001. Government has until 2020 to meet the goal. Government must also begin a program to achieve Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada’s Building Environmental Standards certification, or equivalent, for Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal’s major owned and operated buildings by 2015. Once energy assessments are complete, government will begin retrofitting buildings and schools to make them more efficient. “This initiative reflects the advice we received from the Round Table on Environment and Sustainable Prosperity to create stimulus in the economy by focusing on the areas of energy efficiency and conservation,” said Environment Minister David Morse. “Incorporating green stimulus in our plan creates and maintains green jobs, and it creates a long-term investment in Nova Scotia’s future.” The project is part of the province’s Building for Growth plan, an economic investment strategy to benefit local communities while generating employment and supporting the provincial economy. This phase of the project will cost about $30 million. “Greening government buildings through energy efficiency and conservation will save energy and money and help protect the environment,” said Barry Barnet, Minister of Conserve Nova Scotia. The province will conduct the assessments on about 2,200 buildings, including schools, courts, office buildings and correctional facilities. Hospitals will be assessed through a separate request for proposals. Nova Scotia aims to have one of the cleanest and most sustainable environments in the world by 2020.last_img read more

Local Farms Open to Visitors

first_imgNova Scotians are invited to visit a farm Sunday, Sept. 21, as many across the province open their gates to visitors. As part of Open Farm Day, 51 Nova Scotia operations will allow the public to see demonstrations, go on guided tours, pick local produce, taste wine, and go on wagon rides. Most farms will have local products available to buy. The event, supported by the federal and provincial governments, the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, and affiliated commodity groups, aims to raise awareness about local agriculture and the benefits of buying local food. “This is a great opportunity for Nova Scotians to meet with farmers face-to-face,” said Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. “I can’t think of a better way to learn about our agricultural industry than by visiting an operation first-hand.” “Open Farm Day is an ideal opportunity to learn about food production in the Atlantic provinces, to see a working farm and talk with the region’s farmers and food producers,” said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. In Nova Scotia, there are more than 3,900 farms employing about 4,700 people. In 2013, the industry generated $595.4 million in farm cash receipts. Dairy is the top revenue generator, followed by fur and chicken. Eggs, cattle, blueberries, vegetables, floriculture and nursery, Christmas trees and apples each generated more than $10 million in farm-gate revenues in 2013. “Farmers are working hard in this province, maintaining some local food security while providing export opportunities,” said Dennis Boudreau, president Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture. “Open Farm Day is a perfect opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse at their passion and dedication to providing top-quality products and services.” A list of participating Nova Scotia farms, and the hours they will be open, is available at .last_img read more

Jewel Asks Americans Why Housing Matters

first_imgPublic housing provides homes and services for approximately 2.2 million people in the U.S.; however, the need is much greater than that. Given current economic and federal budget conditions, public housing availability continues to decrease, while the need for it continues to grow.Today, ReThink Ambassador and four-time Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Jewel invites Americans to take a minute to think about their home and share why housing matters to them. Jewel will be writing a new song about “Why Housing Matters” to raise awareness of the benefits of public housing and to encourage Americans to rethink their perceptions of public housing.Now through Wednesday, May 14, Americans are encouraged to go to and submit a short essay and optional photo describing why home matters to them. Soon after, Americans will have the chance to cast a vote for their favorite entry at The top 10 entries will serve as inspiration to Jewel as she creates a new song about “Why Housing Matters.” The person with the winning entry will meet Jewel in Los Angeles and attend an exclusive performance of the song they inspired her to write.Once homeless, Jewel understands the importance of having a stable place to live. She remembers what it was like to not have a roof over her head or not know where her next meal was coming from. As ReThink Ambassador for the second year, Jewel will continue to spread news about the initiative through media appearances in the coming weeks and launch the new song about housing later this year.“I’m so honored to have the opportunity to continue to work with ReThink to raise awareness for people who may not have a stable place to live. ReThink is an important initiative that inspires people to think differently about the importance of home. I’m truly looking forward to gathering perspectives and inspiration about what your home means to you, and turning it into a song that I hope will help shed light on this important cause,” says Jewel.“There are simple things in life we take for granted, like having a safe and stable place to live, and some people don’t realize that public housing offers more than a roof over someone’s head. Public housing is a home, it builds community, and it provides services to people like you and me,” says Courtney Rice, Corporate Communications and Branding Manager at Housing Authority Insurance, Inc. “Jewel has been an incredible partner and advocate in sharing stories from her past. Now, we’re thankful to have her use her songwriting talent and voice to help connect with Americans on the importance of having a home.”ReThink: Why Housing Matters is an initiative challenging the sometimes negative perceptions Americans have about public housing by sharing stories of success made possible through public housing. Visit to hear Jewel’s perspective and experience inspirational stories of public housing – and rethink its impact on individuals, families, and your own community.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Road over the Old Fort Landslide open

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Old Fort Road is now open to traffic.  With the Peace River Regional District lifting the evacuation order for the majority of properties, the Ministry announced the semi-permanent road over the slide is complete.“I would like to thank the residents of Old Fort for their patience during this difficult time, and the crews who worked hard to get the road built so swiftly,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “We know this has been a stressful time for people who had to be evacuated, and I’m happy to hear the road is in place and people are able to return to their homes, now that it is safe to do so.”An automated monitoring system is providing continuous updates on movement in the area, and an operating protocol is in place to respond appropriately. Although the road is open to local traffic, it will remain a construction zone with reduced speed, and load limits as crews continue to make improvements. Traffic control personnel will be on site for the first week to help regulate traffic. Drivers are reminded to obey signage and traffic control at all times and use caution as the road is narrow with curves, steep grades and limited visibility.Drivers are advised of the following:The speed limit will be posted at 30 kilometres per hour, but reduced to 15 kilometres per hour around curves.Vehicle weight restrictions of 50% legal axle loads will remain in place.Single-lane alternating traffic or road closure may be required during extreme weather events or if road conditions deteriorate.Residents are asked to report any signs of slide movement or incidents to the local maintenance contractor, Yellowhead Road and Bridge, which can be reached 24/7 at its emergency line: 1 888 883-6688.last_img read more

Saudi Women Need Not Wear Abaya Senior Cleric

Rabat – With the arrival of young Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman in the Saudi leadership, a lot of major social changes, deemed progressive, are taking place.After Saudi women were allowed to drive cars and attend football stadiums, a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said that Saudi women need not wear the abaya, usually black loose over-garment robe, to cover up their bodies in public.Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, the highest religious body in the country, said in an interview with a local broadcaster on Friday that Muslim women should dress modestly, but not necessarily the abaya. “More than 90 percent of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas,” Sheikh Mutlaq said, adding that “we should not force people to wear abayas.”This issue has already provoked a heated debate among Saudi social media users with mixed reaction on social media.For some the ‘Fatwa’ is another indication of the Kingdom’s efforts towards modernization; however, other users regard this decree as another step towards destroying Islamic values.#??????_???????_???_??????? ????? ???? ??????? ????? ?? ???? ?? ????? ????????? ???????? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ??? ???? ????? ?— ???????? .???? (@_amoollh123) February 11, 2018However, for some other social media users, this is an invitation to women to take off their short #??????_???????_???_???????— TOMi?? (@toomy_7878) February 10, 2018#??????_???????_???_??????? That doesn’t mean we take off our wearing he said: the woman can cover herself with a modest covering and It is not mandatory to be Abaya.— Sara ?? (@sara_ga22) February 10, 2018While the Saudi cleric is against forcing women in Saudi Arabia to wear Abayas, Macy’s, a major U.S. retailer, is launching a hijab-friendly collection in collaboration with an Islamic fashion brand.The modest fashion line, expected to launch a collection on Feb. 15, includes a variety of hijabs or headscarves, as well as modest tops, pants, dresses and abayas. read more

New report finds Canadian condo market still on the rise

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email boom|bubble|business|condo|demand|Edmonton|growth|homes|realestate|toronto|vancouver A new condo report suggests first-time buyers, retirees and population growth will continue to fuel demand and price growth over the next few years. The study, conducted by Genworth Canada, found that average condo resale prices are expected to rise next year in seven of the eight metropolitan centres studied. Prices in Toronto are projected to jump 2.5 per cent to $312,352. The highest increase is expected to be in Edmonton, where prices could rise 3.2 per cent. Vancouver is the only city where condo prices are expected to drop by two per cent to $348,152. The report stands in contrast to warnings from economists and officials that the condo market in some hot markets is reaching bubble territory that could soon burst.   New report finds Canadian condo market still on the rise by News Staff Posted Aug 30, 2012 12:46 pm MDT read more

Brock residences go wireless

Ethernet cords are a thing of the past at Brock University as all student residence buildings are now equipped with wireless Internet.Since 2014, Brock’s Information Technology Services department has been reconfiguring the residence buildings to be completely wireless, adapting to the changing landscape of connectivity.“We’re focused on the key areas where students gather, such as in front of the tower and in between campus buildings, keeping up with technology changes and higher demand for a faster network,” said Edward Blasinski, Director, Project and Administrative Support Office.Each year, ITS and the Department of Residence distribute a survey to students living in residence to determine what changes need to be made for the following year.“Being constantly connected is a priority for the students and going wireless is what they need,” he said.To accommodate the number of unique devices accessing the network, there are now 665 access points in residence, with a total of 1,325 across campus, ensuring a strong wireless connection as students walk in and out of buildings.However, Blasinski noted that wired connections will always be available at Brock, as going completely wireless “poses security issues.”“We’re constantly making improvements. Next year we’ll be outfitting the Alumni Turf Field and Jubilee Courtyard with wireless connectivity, but there will always be areas of campus that need wired connections,” he added.For information and assistance with wireless connections, visit the ITS Help Desk in the Fish Bowl or Brock Campus Store, or visit read more

Football Baron Browning out for spring with shoulder injury

OSU freshman linebacker Baron Browning addresses the media on National Singing day at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex on Feb. 1, 2017. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorOhio State freshman linebacker Baron Browning will miss the remainder of spring practice with a shoulder injury, OSU coach Urban Meyer said Tuesday.Browning re-injured his shoulder he hurt during high school and Meyer said he underwent surgery Tuesday. Jeremy Birmingham of Land of 10 reported that it was a torn labrum.Sources have informed me its a torn labrum for Baron Browning, surgery this morning. Out for spring.— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) March 28, 2017Browning, a five-star recruit from Texas, is one of 10 early enrollees for the Buckeyes.Meyer said Browning will be full-speed by June and ready for fall camp. read more

IMPC 2012 destined for New Delhi India – sure to be a

first_imgThe International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) has been a major driving force for the promotion of scientific and technical knowledge in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy worldwide. It is the most prestigious event in the field of mineral processing in the world today. IMPC 2012 is being organised by the Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME) and Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Coal in India. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to participate in this event, according to Dr Pradip, Chief Scientist and Head, Process Engineering Innovation Lab, Tata Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), President of the event . IMPC will be held September 24 -28, 2012 in New Delhi India is known for its ancient heritage in minerals and metals. The non-corroding Delhi Iron pillar (more than 1,600 years old), the legendary Wootz steel from which famous Damascus swords were made, the ruins of ancient retorts that were used to produce thousands of tonnes of zinc in Rajasthan, the exquisitely crafted bronze icons from south India made by the “lost wax’ process – are all testimony to the level of technological excellence achieved by the Indian sub-continent. Minerals and metals industry continues to be of great importance to India and it is going through resurgence in recent times. Impressive growth projections in the production of minerals during the next decade promise huge investments in the industry.The mining, minerals and metals industry globally and particularly in India is confronted with new challenges of reducing its environmental footprint. Land, energy and water are extremely scarce resources in India. The theme for IMPC 2012 is therefore Innovative Processing for Sustainable Growth. IMPC has been an excellent forum for the best professionals from the industry, academia and the research institutions to meet and deliberate on the challenges and the opportunities in the field. We shall strive to make IMPC 2012 a professionally rewarding and socially enjoyable experiencelast_img read more

Scientists Breed HeatResistant Cow of the Future

first_imgStay on target Watch: Man Serenades Cows With Saxophone in OregonWatch: Over 50 Cows Get Swept Away During Flash Flood in Minnesota Researchers at the University of Florida are developing a climate change-ready “Brangus” cow.By crossing Angus and Brahman breeds, the scientists aim to create the “cow of the future”—a more heat-tolerant animal that can survive global warming (and, more importantly, continue providing delicious meat to the masses).According to UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) associate professor Raluca Mateescu, more than half of the world’s cattle population—including about 40 percent of beef cows in the US—live in hot, humid environments.Case in point: Texas in 2015 housed some 11.8 million cows, all sweating their balls off in average 97-degree heat.But thanks to a three-year, $733,000 federal grant, Mateescu and her team can study these animals’ genomes, in hopes of producing a new bovine brand with “superior ability” to adapt to hot conditions and produce “top-quality beef.”“The grant allows us to track down DNA segments from the two breeds and figure out which regions of the cow’s DNA are important to regulate body temperature,” Mateescu said in a statement.The main goal, she told Digital Trends, is to “discover genetic variants responsible for thermal tolerance, and use this knowledge to develop genomic tools to improve thermal tolerance in cattle populations at risk of exposure to heat stress.”By increasing heifers’ tolerance, which negatively affects the animal’s health and welfare, researchers may intend to increase productivity and boost meat quality.Because the real travesty here would be a shortage of hamburgers for your annual summer BBQ.“This offers a powerful new approach to address the challenges of climate change and develop climate-smart productive cattle for a future, hotter world,” Mateescu said.Though there is no indication global warming will wipe out cattle anytime soon, it is “likely to be the greatest cause of species extinction this century,” according to the World Wildlife Fund.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Sheriffs office investigates shooting near Ilani Casino Resort

first_imgA man suffering a gunshot wound to his pelvis was found inside a crashed pickup Friday morning near the Ilani Casino Resort.At about 9:45 a.m., a Clark County sheriff’s patrol deputy was in the parking lot of the casino, 1 Cowlitz Way at the La Center junction, when the deputy heard squealing tires and a crash on the frontage road leading to the casino, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.Upon investigating, deputies found a crashed silver Chevrolet pickup with the driver suffering a gunshot wound to his pelvic area.The man was transported to an area hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.Detectives with the Major Crimes Team are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.No additional information was available Friday before press time.The casino remained open and was not affected by the incident.last_img read more

Youngster Leon Bailey extends contract with Leverkusen

first_imgThe Jamaican star will stay with Bayer until the 2023 season after having a remarkable 2017-2018 Bundesliga seasonAfter scoring nine goals and claiming six assists in the 2017-2018 Bundesliga season, youngster Leon Bailey has extended his contract with Bayer Leverkusen.The 21-year-old Jamaican winger was reported by the official Bundesliga website as having signed a new contract up to 2023.“This contract extension is a show of appreciation for the support I’ve had and I’ve always said how happy I feel here in Leverkusen,” Bailey said.“We can achieve a lot with this young team. My goal is to repay the trust shown in me with good performances and consistent development.”The Jamaican started his professional career with Genk in Belgium.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.There, he appeared for 56 matches, scoring eight goals.He has been called up to Jamaica’s U23 squad on one occasion, but his performances should land him a place at the senior national team soon.It’s a great honor to receive “ the best new comer of the season 2017/2018”, thanks to my supporters, family, teammates, coaches and most importantly @bayer04fussball. Looking forward to the 2018/2019 season. ⚽️??? #LB9 #B04 #GodIsInControl— Leon Bailey ✞ (@leonbailey) August 10, 2018last_img read more

Viewing party for Womens World Cup at Petco Park

first_imgViewing party for Women’s World Cup at Petco Park Updated: 7:23 AM Posted: July 7, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A viewing party for the telecasts of today’s U.S.-Netherlands 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final will be held at the Sycuan Stage in Park at the Park at Petco Park.The Park at the Park will open to the public at 7:30 a.m. for the 8 a.m. game. There will be $5 beer specials from local and national breweries, including Ballast Point Swingin’ Friar Ale, select concessions available for purchase, a live DJ playing music during breaks, photo opportunities, appearances by Pad Squad, interactive activities and giveaways.The East Village, Gaslamp, Balboa and downtown gates will be open for entry. Standard Petco Park entry policies, including metal detectors, will be in place. Admission is free.Members of the San Diego chapter of American Outlaws, a nationwide support group for the U.S. men’s and women’s national soccer teams, plan to meet at the Half Door Brewing Co. at 903 Island Ave., then begin a march to Petco Park at 7:15 a.m.:The game from Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu, France, a suburb of Lyon, will begin at 8 a.m. and be televised in English by Fox and in Spanish by Telemundo.Viewing parties organized by American Outlaws will be held at:   — Bluefoot Bar & Lounge, 3404 30th St., North Park;— Dan Diegos Euro Cafe and Pub, 2415 Morena Blvd., Bay Park;— The Harp, 4935 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach;— Nolita Hall, 2305 India St., Little Italy;— O’Briens Pub, 4646 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa.— The Owl Drug Co., 602 Broadway Ave., downtown;— Senor Grubbys, 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad; and— Thr3e Punk Ales Brewing Co., 259 Third Ave, Chula Vista.Viewing parties will also be held at those locations for the CONCACAF Gold Cup final between the U.S. and Mexican men’s national soccer teams. The 6 p.m. game from Chicago will air on cable’s FS1 and Univision Deportes Network and the Spanish-language broadcast network Univision.The defending Women’s World Cup champion Americans are first in the rankings compiled by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Netherlands is ranked eighth.Both teams have won all six of their games in the tournament. The U.S. has outscored its opponents 24-3, including a 13-0 victory over Thailand in its opener June 11. However, the U.S. has won each of its last three games 2-1.The Netherlands has outscored its opponents 11-3, including a 2-0 victory over Italy in a quarterfinal June 29 and a 1-0 victory over Sweden in a semifinal Wednesday.The U.S. leads the series, 6-1. The U.S. was a 3-1 winner in the most recent game, an exhibition Sept. 18, 2016, in Atlanta.The U.S. is seeking a record fourth Women’s World Cup title. Germanyis the only other nation with more than one title, winning the 2003 and 2007tournaments.The U.S is also seeking to join Germany as the only back-to-back champions. The Women’s World Cup has been played every four years since 1991.The U.S. will be making its record fifth appearance in a Women’s World Cup final. The only other nations with multiple appearances are Germany with three and Japan and Norway with two each.The U.S. has won 11 consecutive Women’s World Cup games and is undefeated in its last 16 games, with 13 victories and three ties. (Its 3-1 loss to Japan in a penalty kick shootout in the 2011 final after overtime ended in a 2-2 tie is considered a tie.)This will be the first Women’s World Cup final for the Netherlands, which reached the round of 16 in its only other Women’s World Cup appearance, which was in 2015.All 23 U.S. players play in the National Women’s Soccer League. All the Dutch players play for European club teams — six each in Netherlands and England, four in Germany, three in Spain, two in France and one each in Norway and Sweden.Netherlands roster includes forward Shanice Van De Sanden, who plays for Olympique Lyon, which plays some of its home games at Groupama Stadium. KUSI Newsroom, center_img KUSI Newsroom July 7, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Stream Watch Taking Trash And Turning It Into Treasures

first_imgStream Watch Started in 1994 by a group of concerned citizens and the Chugach National Forest, this volunteer driven program has grown from a grassroots collective of 10 to a volunteer movement of 180+ volunteers who have spent 25 years making a difference for rivers on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. So far this summer volunteers have collected over 85 pounds of fishing line from areas around the Kenai Peninsula.Tilley: “Another cool thing we have been doing with the line this year is a sculptor at KPC made a salmon sculpture that we have been filling with the line we’ve collected so far this year. It was at the Kenai River Festival, and it will be at Salmon Fest this  weekend.” Tatiana Tilley with Stream Watch: “Part of what we do is collect trash and fishing line from sites across the Kenai, so those being ‘high use’ fishing areas. When we collect the line we clean it, remove all the lures and hooks, and then it gets sent to a recycling plan in Iowa and then it’s made into park benches and things for fish habitats.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the last five years volunteers with Stream Watch has collected over 525 pounds of used fishing line from river banks and beaches across the Kenai Peninsula.last_img read more

Dynamic Relationship with Community Is Key to Success Ft Benning School Principal

first_imgThe principal of an elementary school on Fort Benning, Ga., which was named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School on Monday, cited the high degree of participation by parents and the commitment of teachers outside the school in explaining its success. “Communication is the big thing, the sense of community,” E.A. White Principal Renee Mallory told the Ledger-Enquirer. “Parents in our building all the time, a lot of involvement from our Partners in Education … a lot of visibility of the teachers in the community, not just at school functions, and very supportive parents,” Mallory said. Partners in Education is a joint initiative of the Muscogee County School District and Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce which provides a vehicle for businesses and other local organizations to provide resources through partnerships with individual schools.E.A. White was one of three DOD Education Activity (DODEA) schools to be recognized for their academic performance; the other two are in Europe. The Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools of all levels for high performance on state assessments or nationally normed tests, as well as schools that are successful in closing achievement gaps between student subgroups. E.A. White, which recently opened in a new building, earned the highest scores in teaching and learning of any DODEA school on its latest accreditation assessment. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Owen Leaves as Fort Chaffee Director

first_imgIvy Owen has left his position as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Arkansas.Since 2007, under Owen’s leadership, more than 2,600 new jobs were created, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education was established at Fort Chaffee, 17 headquarters have moved into the area, and 29 residential neighborhoods opened, according to local reports.“Ivy has made a tremendous impact on the entire base redevelopment community,” said Russell DeSalvo, a member of the ADC board of directors and president and CEO of PuebloPlex. “His quick wit, charm and willingness to help others navigate the complex redevelopment process are an asset to ADC.”Owen was the recipient of the 2017 John Lynch Redevelopment Leadership Award from ADC. ADC AUTHORlast_img

Chance The Rapper Makes Fortunes 40 Under 40 List

first_imgFortune magazine rates Chance as one of the year’s top “disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists”Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Aug 21, 2017 – 11:57 am “Blessed and highly favored — BHF” is how Chance The Rapper described his life on the 59th GRAMMY Awards red carpet this past February, and “BHF” at age 24 nicely sums up his place on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list of young business successes who influence and inspire. News The list covers young “disruptors, innovators, rebels and artists” and as we know — in the music industry and as a philanthropist — Chance is all that, as well as the youngest person on the list.The young rapper’s Coloring Book has made headlines for its success as a streaming-only album, charting on Billboard and leading Chance to his 3 first GRAMMY wins. Apple Music paid half a million dollars for an exclusive, and endorsement deals have followed with brands including Nestle and Nike.As a prayerful artist who evangelizes through his raps, his estimated $9 million net worth can seem an extension of his uniquely individual path. But besides crediting divine help, Chance has also made sure to put his money to good work and spread the love, especially in his hometown of Chicago.Chance The Rapper’s $1 million donation to arts education in Chicago public schools in March was only the most conspicuous gift from a steady stream of innovation in philanthropy. Time also credits his nonprofit SocialWorks and recent donation of 30,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for Chicago students. While this youngest out of 40 inspiring businesspeople celebrated his 24th birthday in April, he used the occasion to raise an addition $100,000 for SocialWorks. And while this outreach is centered in the city of Chicago, we can feel the spirit of his generosity wherever we are and catch more of Chance’s joy from his music.Fortune described him as a “rule breaker,” and Chance The Rapper seems to know which rules to break.More than 100,000 fans enjoyed Chance’s return to Lollapalooza in Chicago earlier this summer Chance The Rapper On Fortune 40 Under 40 List chance-rapper-makes-fortunes-40-under-40-list NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Chance The Rapper on the 2017 GRAMMY red carpet Facebook Chance The Rapper Makes Fortune’s 40 Under 40 List Email Twitter last_img read more

NOW HIRING WCTV Hiring Student Interns To Cover Wilmington High Sports

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television:Are you a high school student interested in sports but not playing on the field?Maybe you’ve got some interest in play-by-play or camera? Or you’re already attending some games? Are you on a JV or Freshmen team and want to help cover varsity?WCTV is offering a PAID sports internships for juniors and seniors.These positions pay $11/hour and we’re looking for students to make a commitment of at least one game per week. Students can expect work evenings and weekends, as the schedule dictates. We’ll work with you on games that fit into your schedule.Sound interesting?Send a letter of interest to Youth Director Marty McCue ( or drop it off at the Wildcat TV control room (next to the LGI at WHS). Your letter should include:Your name, and date of birth.Describe why you’re interested and whether you’re more interested in being a camera operator, play-by-play announcer or editor (if you want to be all three roles, that’s great!).Please confirm that you’ll be available for at least one home game per week. Note that these often start at 7PM and go until 9PM.Indicate which sports you are most interested in (although note that we cover every sport.)Note whether you’re interested in serving as crew for ROAD playoff games and the Thanksgiving Day Football game.Students will be fully trained on all the gear. After an orientation period, they’ll be expected to work solo, as part of a student team or under staff supervision. They may be required to take equipment home with them and return them to WCTV the next day.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: WCTV Hiring Student Interns To Cover Wilmington High SportsIn “Community”WCTV News & Notes: Registration Now Open For Popular Weekend Youth ProgramIn “Community”VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”last_img read more

Siri on the ReSound Linx Quattro smart hearing aid a first for

first_img Phones 1 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Dazzling Honor View 20 has you in its thrall at CES 2019 4:13 Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries mean you never have to swap them out, and the ReSound Linx Quattro will charge in its own case in three hours, for up to 30 hours of battery life.The Resound Linx Quattro is on sale now through health care professionals, which means prices will vary. But the souped-up hearing aid could cost between $2,500 and $3,000 per ear. ReSound says the pair should last between 5 and 6 years, the typical life span of hearing aids before the battery becomes less efficient. Tags Share your voice CES Products Sarah Tew/CNET “Hey Siri, stream iTunes through my hearing aid.” That’s just one of many things you can do with the ReSound Linx Quattro, the first smart hearing aid to use AI to pair with Apple’s Siri assistant. Smart hearing aids are part of a burgeoning field of gadgets set to transform the health care industry. For the Linx Quattro, that means drawing people with hearing impairment further into their digital world. The Linx Quattro uses AI to learn your preferences and settings over time, and to proactively make adjustments to various sound profiles. You’ll be able to ask Siri to change profiles with voice commands (e.g. turn up the volume in my left ear). resound-linx-quattro-2 Sarah Tew/CNET Combined with the app for Android and iPhone, Siri voice control will give the wearer multiple ways to tweak noise cancellation and wind reduction filters, turn on a directional microphone, control the volume and so on. You’ll also be able to stream phone calls, music and TV wirelessly, using both the app and your voice.While Apple’s Siri assistant is the inaugural voice assistant on board, a partnership with Google suggests that support for Google Assistant could come in time. CES 2019 Health and Wellness Can hearing aids be as hip as the Apple Watch? (The 3:59,… Commentlast_img read more

Bangladesh HC in Islamabad summoned

first_imgBangladesh- PakistanPakistan government has denied all the responsibility for the contents of a video posted on the webpage maintained by the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, reports news agency UNB.The government of Pakistan also summoned the Bangladesh high commissioner in Islamabad in order to register protest on the use of what they have said “undiplomatic language in a Note Verbal on an incident of obscure origin.”The government of Pakistan also conveyed to the Bangladesh high commissioner in Islamabad Tarik Ahsan that sharing of a video by a third party cannot be attributed to Pakistan high commission in Dhaka, said a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.Pakistan has been pursuing a policy of maintaining friendly and cordial ties with Bangladesh, the release added.Pakistan desires to move forward in accordance with the Tripartite Agreement of 1974 wherein the prime minister of Bangladesh desired that the people of Bangladesh should “forget the past and make a fresh start”.On 31 October, Bangladesh government summoned high commissioner of Pakistan in Dhaka Rafiuzzaman Siddiqui and conveyed its strongest protest against the misleading video-footage over Bangladesh’s independence posted on the webpage maintained by the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka.In a diplomatic note, given by the Bangladeshi government to Siddiqui, it was stated that “the message conveyed in the video that it is not Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who declared Bangladesh’s independence which is a blatant lie and sheer fabrication of historical facts.”“The video also mentions that Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman did not want Bangladesh’s independence, but autonomy,” the note added.The government of Bangladesh also sought a formal note of apology for this ill-motivated and misleading video post and calls for an immediate withdrawal of the footage from the Facebook page reportedly maintained by the Pakistan high commission in Dhaka.last_img read more