Weiss helps reject free parking plan

first_imgA welcome bit of prudent planning was on display this week, when City Councilman Jack Weiss and neighborhood activists rejected the latest scheme to make Los Angeles better for developers – and worse for its residents. Under the proposal, developers would have been able to offer fewer parking spaces in new apartment and condo projects, provided they offered “alternative” transportation options, like van pools, bike storage, transit passes or flex cars. This proposal would only make traffic and parking in the city worse. Landlord-provided bike storage and van pools might make life better for residents, but they would never eliminate the need for a car in L.A. These “alternatives” would take zero cars off the road, while eliminating the spaces necessary to park them. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Developers have a responsibility to build projects that work with the city as it is. And city leaders have a responsibility to respond to our transportation woes with real solutions, not feel-good giveaways. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘The perfect Terry replacement!’ – Chelsea fans impressed by Matt Miazga’s debut

first_img Chelsea defender Matt Miazga 1 Chelsea fans finally got to see Matt Miazga in action, with the American centre-back starting his first game for the Blues against Aston Villa.Although he was lining up against the Premier League bottom side, Villa did threaten offensively, but Miazga looked assured in the back-line.With John Terry out of action due to injury, the 20-year-old started alongside Branislav Ivanovic, and watching supporters were mightily impressed by his performance.We collect some of the best reactions to Miazga’s debut below…last_img

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SURPRISE AS MCHUGH RETURNS EARLY FROM NEW YORK

first_imgMark McHugh will return from New York next week, prompting speculation that the Kilcar man may return to the Donegal senior panel ahead of the clash with Dublin.Mark McHugh will come back from New York earlier than expected after it was disclosed that the Kilcar man will return to Ireland next week. His early return has prompted speculation that he may re-join the Donegal senior panel ahead of their All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin on August 31st.McHugh left the panel in April saying he needed a break from the game and indicated he intended on heading to the States for the summer. The 2012 All-Star then left for New York in June, to play for Donegal New York.However it’s been a disastrous season for the Donegal New York side and they’ve won just one fixture all season.With the club championship postponed until Donegal’s involvement in the All-Ireland series ends, it has sparked rumours online that McHugh may return to the Donegal senior panel.In his column in the Irish Independent Eugene McGee said, “Even though there are clear signs of wear and tear among four or five Donegal stars, they will be hard to beat. “They need a shot in the arm to rejuvenate them now – could the return of Mark McHugh from New York be a possibility?McHugh was a hugely influential player for Donegal over the last number of years and his exit from the panel was seen a massive blow in April.His younger brother Ryan has deputized well in his absence, but it would be a great boost to Donegal supporters if McHugh was to return ahead of the titanic tussle with Dublin.For now he’ll return to action with his club side Kilcar as they attempt to continue their fine season and make an impact on this year’s Donegal SFC. SURPRISE AS MCHUGH RETURNS EARLY FROM NEW YORK was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHome-page SportMark McHughnew yorknewsReturnlast_img read more

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Blaze displaces several

first_img The occupants all inhaled smoke but were not hurt, Boyd said. Her father, who suffers from congestive heart failure and diabetes, sat in an ambulance until paramedics were sure he was all right. Her youngest son, age 10, was upset, Boyd said. “He was just crying and holding on to his doggie,” she said. The fire damage seemed confined to the bedroom, but smoke damage was heavy throughout the house and the heat was intense enough to melt plastic objects in rooms that didn’t catch fire. Among the damaged furniture was a new pool table and a flat-screen television bought for Christmas. “Everything’s gone,” Boyd said, tears coming to her eyes. “I don’t have a lot of money. I have children. I have my daddy. I have my foster kids. All my dad’s medicine is gone.” Boyd rented three rooms at Motel 6 on Thursday night and was visiting relief agencies Friday looking for help. Boyd’s father has lived in the house for 16 years and she moved in after his health worsened, she said. They rent the house, but were arranging a loan to buy and had expected to sign documents next week. They have no insurance on their belongings, she said. Anyone interested in helping the family can contact Boyd through her sister Dorene Goldman at (661) 209-4034. Charles Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Fire officials estimated damage at about $80,000 to the house, which sits on an acre on Avenue R in Palmdale. Boyd said she was asleep when her children awakened her and told her their grandfather’s room was on fire. Her sister Shannon Reid and friend Michael Davis grabbed garden hoses and fought the flames until firefighters arrived. “It was just flaming up,” Davis said. All the occupants got out safely: Boyd, her sister, their father, Davis, Boyd’s three children and two teens she has taken in, and an invalid man and a woman she cares for. They had to carry the invalid man out. The family dog also got out. “The neighbors came to my help. They came out running in slippers, socks,” she said. PALMDALE – Nearly a dozen people were left homeless after a late-night house fire blamed on a portable electric heater under a bed in an elderly man’s bedroom. Samuel Goldman, 73, escaped unharmed only because he had awakened to get a glass of water before the fire started, his daughters said. “God saved him,” daughter Amy Boyd said Friday morning, standing outside the fire-blackened Spanish-style house. “Everybody’s safe, by the grace of God. I lost everything, though.” Firefighters said flames were coming from the roof when they pulled up just after 10 p.m. Thursday. It took them 25 minutes to knock down the fire, and one firefighter burned his hand battling the blaze. He was treated at a hospital and sent home. last_img read more

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Letterkenny motorist’s lucky escape as snow causes collision with stop sign

first_imgOne Letterkenny motorist had a lucky escape as their car skidded in the heavy evening snow and was left up on two wheels after colliding with a stop sign.The accident happened at the bottom of the hill at Gortlee close to the rear entrance to LYIT.Emergency services attended the scene. Members of the Letterkenny Fire Service pictured in the snow as they rescue a driver from their car which crashed into a stop sign at the bottom of a step hill causing the car to end up on its two wheels. Photo by Brian McDaidDonegal’s roads are in a treacherous condition this evening and a number of accidents have been responded to, including on the N13 Letterkenny-Ballybofey road near Drumkeen and also at the Diamond in Raphoe.A Status Yellow snow-ice warning is in place until midnight tonight, with a Status Yellow low temperature warning also valid until 4am tomorrow.Letterkenny motorist’s lucky escape as snow causes collision with stop sign was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SA sees 10 percent increase in visitors

first_img2 November 2012 Travel and tourism in South Africa is booming, with the country recording an increase of 10.5% in the number of arrivals during the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period last year. A total of 4 416 373 visitors arrived in South Africa between January and June this year. This figure represents an increase of 419 613 more visitors than the 3 996 760 tourists who stepped onto South Africa’s shores in the same period last year, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told the Cape Town Press Club on Thursday. “This local growth figure is double the global growth figure recorded for the same period.”Global tourism outlook optimistic “With regard to overseas markets, tourist arrivals registered a staggering growth of 17.1 percent during the same period under review,” Van Schalkwyk said. China has overtaken France and the Netherlands as South Africa’s fourth biggest sources of visitors, while the United Kingdom remains unsurpassed as the biggest traditional market for South Africa. “This was a growth from 993 364 during the first six months of 2011, to 1 163 4777 during the same period in 2012.” Globally the outlook for tourism and travel was also fairly optimistic, with the United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation indicating an increase of 5% in the number of international tourists worldwide. “This was an increase from 445-million in 2011 to 467-million in 2012. It is estimated that by the end of 2012, total global tourists will surpass 1-billion, recording a growth of between 3 and 4%,” the minister said. However it was anticipated that there might be a slowdown in the last six months of this year. Van Schalkwyk said the World Travel and Tourism Council believed tourism and travel in South Africa directly employed more people in the country than mining, communication services, automotive and chemical manufacturing. “Tourism’s direct and indirect contribution to employment was estimated at 1.2- million jobs in South Africa in 2012.” He said that Africa was the main sources of tourists for South Africa. “Arrivals from the continent from January to June 2012 recorded a growth of 8.3 percent. The growth experience from the continent confirms the importance of this market for long-term sustainability of the South African tourism industry which is a global trend.” Next year’s African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament, to be hosted by South Africa, also presented “an opportunity to further position South Africa’s destination brand in the continent”. “In this regard, South African Tourism will run an extensive marketing campaign in the qualifying participating countries,” Van Schalkwyk said. Visitor numbers from other BRICS countries were also up, with Brazil and China showing growth of 68.3% and 21.2% respectively. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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An Agri Country Thanksgiving

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In a recent story on our website, we explained the interesting process underway in our studio to convert old episodes of Agri Country, starring Ed Johnson, to digital. The weekly show often focused on holidays as the years progressed and the role agriculture and life in the country has in celebrating them.It is in that spirit we reach back exactly 34 years ago this week to this episode of Agri Country that appeared before Thanksgiving in 1983.From all of us at Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal, Happy Thanksgiving.last_img

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Travel Bug Rescue – Learn from a Pro

first_imgScott Stracener, Me2Ugly, rescuing a Travel Bug. Scott Stracener is geocacher Me2Ugly.  You may recognize his name if you’ve ever had a Travel Bug in need of rescue.  He’s currently ranked among the best of the best in Travel Bug rescue. Scott talked to us about how you can request assistance in rescuing your wayward Travel Bug or become a rescuer yourself.Latitude 47: How did you hear about Travel Bug rescue?Scott: I found out about TB Rescue through Geocaching.com.  I was just clicking around the site and saw a banner ad.  I clicked on the banner to get more information.  I thought that it was a great idea and a great way to get more involved with geocaching.  I know I would like someone to grab my Travel Bug or coin and move it along.  This gives us a way to help fellow cachers and to connect with others on a more personal note.The long road to rescue. Me2Ugly treks up a California road to rescue a Travel Bug. Latitude 47: What is your most gratifying recovery?Scott: Most gratifying rescue, there are two.  Obviously, my first successful rescue.  TB2ECQA ‘Geocoin Club June 2008’.  The coin was dropped on 11/4/2009. The owner requested a rescue on 3/12/2010, 128 days after the drop.  I saw the request on 3/15 and went out the next morning, hiked up Sugarloaf Mountain to retrieve the coin.  I then took it to the ‘Un-Original Stash’ in Oregon, which is where my most memorable TB Rescue took place.TB346VW ‘KC The Traveling Gorilla’, created by a mother for her son to watch the Travel Bug move from cache to cache.  KC was dropped on 1/31/10 and the mother requested a rescue on 4/21/10.  My investigation of the TB showed that it had only been active for two months and was already stuck.  I was going to be in the neighborhood (Un-Original Stash) so I [thought, “I] will stop by the last known cache for the Travel Bug.”  On 4/25/10, I found the cache and rescued the Travel Bug.  I had already decided that if I found the Travel Bug I would take it to the Project A.P.E. cache Mission 9: Tunnel of Light.  For the next month I kept KC The Traveling Gorilla and took him on a number of cache hunts, a Cache Rescue (which I do when requested through WSGA) and even a TB-Rescue on the Olympic Peninsula that was unsuccessful.  On 5/24/10, I dropped KC The Traveling Gorilla at Mission 9.  Then, when finishing the Geo TRIAD at HQ, I spotted KC there.  That was cool.Latitude 47: What advice do you have if someone is interested in Travel Bug rescue?Scott: Know the area where the rescue will take place.  No Travel Bug Rescue is worth risking yourself or property.  Have fun and remember that not all rescues can be successful.  However, when they are, it really feels great.Latitude 47: Have you ever lost a Travel Bug?Scott: I have not lost a Travel Bug.  I do not have that many out there.  I do know I will launch one on July 17th near Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, WA.  It will be my grandson’s second birthday.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTrackable Stories of the WeekSeptember 16, 2011In “Community”Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”Nottingham to Nottingham Travel Bug RaceSeptember 12, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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‘Live Long and Prosper’? Tech Can Ensure We Do

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry If you want to break into the tech industry, a good area of focus is finding ways to help humans live longer. Some of the most auspicious areas of technology today include healthcare advancements such as the IoT and wearable tech, and for good reason.Not more than 150 years ago, the average human lifespan was just about 40 years. Modern medicine has managed to double our average lifespan over the past 150 years by solving simple health problems and expanding treatment options. Who’s to say we couldn’t double it again in another 150 years by adding technology to the equation?That’s the question that many of today’s technology companies are working to answer. Wearable tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, and big data are all lending their assistance to the goal of cheating death.Many of the major players in today’s tech industry are on the ball, devoting millions of dollars toward life-extending initiatives. Google co-founder Sergey Brin has donated $50 million to Parkinson’s research, while Google’s umbrella company Alphabet has put more than $730 million toward Calico, a company singularly focused on lengthening the human lifespan. Jeff Bezos and Peter Thiel have entered the life extension game as well, funding Unity Biotechnology, a company designing drugs and treatments to keep aging individuals disease-free as long as possible.Health Maintenance Through TelemedicineToday, it’s easier than ever to manage our health. “The theme of healthcare is going to be changed completely through simple things like connecting data from heart monitors, blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, and even by understanding how someone’s moving around their house,” says Geoff Gross, founder and CEO of Medical Guardian. He believes connected care — that is, connected devices and the data they provide — will continue to transform healthcare for the better.Virtual doctor visits and advances in wearable sensors all help us prioritize our well-being. The modern healthcare landscape makes connecting with our healthcare providers as easy as picking up a smartphone, tapping a wristwatch, or enabling a webcam.Preventive care is the name of the game, and it’s where today’s tech really shines. We no longer have to wait until our yearly physical or rely on our own self-assessment to gauge the state of our bodies. Wearable tech and an aggregation of data from the population at large can begin to do the work of raising red flags for us, helping keep our bodies on a long-term path to wellness.Harnessing Robotics and 3D PrintingWhile technology is improving practices for sustaining our bodies, it’s also helping us rebuild them. 3D printing advances are already hitting the market, helping us reconstruct worn-out pieces of our physical frames. 3D-printed organs and tissues and robotic replacements for failing organs are quickly taking a leading role in longevity efforts.Robotics and 3D-printed human parts are likely to become commonplace therapies and may even help us enhance our human capabilities to become improved versions of ourselves. Robotics are being developed to perform surgeries, help patients relearn how to walk, and even transfer drugs and linens throughout hospitals.It’s no secret that organ donor lists fall short; supply cannot meet demand. 3D printing is working to close that gap, too. The goal is that cells will be printed exactly where they’re needed to better treat burn victims, and replacement parts from earlobes to functioning organs will be printed on demand.Treating the Mind, as Well as the BodyTo really tackle longevity, though, tech efforts to develop medical monitoring and treatment options must extend beyond physical symptoms to treat not just the body, but also the mind. This need is all the more urgent because the average U.S. life expectancy has actually been declining in recent years, due in large part to unexpected spikes in drug overdoses and suicides. The body is important, but if we want to live longer, we must also manage our mental health.Telepsychiatric services are at the forefront of mental health advancements, and they remain a promising potential tool for treating addiction and helping those at risk of suicide. The “2019 State of Mental Health” report by Mental Health America found that 56 percent of individuals with mental health problems are still not receiving treatment. Introducing telepsychiatry removes a common barrier to treatment — namely, access to care — making individuals much more likely to seek the help they need.While tech is making virtual mental health services available, the fact that health insurance providers aren’t always required to cover any of the cost presents an additional barrier for Americans. Thirty-two states have legislated that private insurance cover telemedicine in an effort to build a technological support system into standard medical care. Hopefully, this trend will continue to make the most of the tech available to us.Improving Health Through AgtechThe benefits that technology can lend to our life extension efforts don’t stop at healthcare. Technology can also improve food production and keep our populations well-fed and healthy.The quality and quantity of food available throughout the world today is an impressive feat of modern agriculture. As the average lifespan lengthens, however, our population will undoubtedly grow. This means we must learn how to develop more nutritious, bountiful, and longer-keeping food on less land.Smart farming is now possible with the use of new technological solutions such as drones, AI, and other monitoring systems that can help manage crops and livestock and collect data that can be used to improve future farming practices. Companies are cropping up everywhere (no pun intended) with new technologies to improve efficiency and productivity in agriculture. For example, Harvest CROO automates strawberry harvesting, GreenIQ automates sprinkler systems, and Plantix evaluates soil conditions.Until recently, hunger and starvation had been on the decline. Sadly, the number of people facing food insecurity has risen around the world in recent years. The market for ag-optimizing tech is growing, and it’s poised to become not just a passion project, but a must-have if we hope to support a growing population.Some of our biggest tech moguls are tuning in to the life extension effort, and any tech company willing to tackle the challenge will have no shortage of peers to keep it company. A future where we no longer have to say early goodbyes to loved ones is more than a pipe dream. In today’s tech industry, another game-changing increase to the average lifespan could be no more than a few technological hurdles short of a promise. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Follow the Puck Tags:#3d printing#Agtech#life extension#technology#telemedicine#telepsychiatry#wearables last_img read more

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Family Development Webinar: Working with LGBT Military Families

first_imgNeeds & Supportive Strategies for Working with LGBT Military FamiliesNeeds and Supportive Strategies for Professionals Working with LGBT Military FamiliesIn this webinar, Lori Hensic, Director of Educational Affairs for the American Military Partner Association (AMPA), presents on the unique needs of LGBT military families and supportive strategies professionals can implement in their work with these families.last_img

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