Bar Gambhir from campaigning for 72 hours, Atishi urges EC

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi demanded a ban on Gautam Gambhir’s campaigning for 72 hours as he repeatedly ‘violated’ the Model Code of Conduct. In a letter to the Returning Officer of East Delhi seat, she said Gambhir held a rally in J-K Block of Dilshad Garden on Sunday morning without permission from Election Commission and demanded a 72-hour ban on him from campaigning.”The rally held by him is in violation of Model Code of Conduct. This is the second such violation by him in the last three days which makes him a repeated offender,” she said in her letter. “In the light of repeated willful violation, I request you to register an FIR against him and to bar him from campaigning for 72hours. I hope you will not only act swiftly on my complaint but act in a manner that serves a strong deterrent for all who willfully violate Model Code of Conduct,” Atishi said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesDelhi Police on Saturday registered an FIR against Gambhir for holding a rally in Jangpura without prior permission from the Election Commission. Meanwhile, she also criticised her Bharatiya Janata Party rival Gautam Gambhir after he claimed that she has no vision for the development of the constituency. “In four-and-a-half years, AAP government built two new schools of excellence, two talent schools, two university campuses, 25 mohalla clinics in East Delhi and 32 are under construction,” she tweeted. “Hundreds of new jobs. Tell us about your vision too,” she wrote. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe AAP leader also asked the former cricketer what he had done in the last five years for East Delhi that the BJP had given him the ticket. Marlena claimed that no voter would get to choose Gambhir as he would be disqualified soon. “It is possible Gautam Gambhir that I do not have vision, but at least, every vote I get will not be in vain!” Marlena tweeted. “No voter in East Delhi will vote for you, because your nomination will get cancelled. So by voting for a disqualified candidate, no votes will be wasted.” However, Gambhir reportedly said that he possesses only one voter identity card. “I have only one voter ID card from Rajender Nagar,” the BJP candidate said. “I used to live with my maternal grandparents as a child at Ramjas Road [in Karol Bagh] but I never voted from or applied for any voter identity card from there,” he added.last_img read more

Shareholder group makes bid to take Hudson’s Bay Co. private

TORONTO – A group of Hudson’s Bay Company shareholders, including executive chairman Richard Baker, is proposing to take the retailer private.The group, which holds a 57 per cent stake in the company, is offering $9.45 per share in cash for the company.HBC shares closed at $6.37 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.Privatization bid for the HBC offering $9.45 per share (closed Friday at $6.37). Will also include sale of European holdings worth $1.5 billion.— mike eppel (@eppman) June 10, 2019In addition to Baker, the shareholder group includes Rhone Capital LLC, WeWork Property Advisors, Hanover Investments (Luxembourg) SA and Abrams Capital Management LP.The group said the privatization is conditional on an agreement HBC announced today to sell its remaining stake in its German real estate joint venture and divest its related retail joint venture for $1.5 billion.HBC said its board has formed a special committee of independent directors to review the proposal. read more

Almost time to have your say on Calgarys new arena

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Now that the dust has settled on Calgary’s $550 million arena deal, the city is getting ready to hear from the people.The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation will be launching a public engagement period, starting in the new year, to gather opinions from residents on what they want in a replacement for the Saddledome.READ MORE: ‘A history-making day’: Calgary council approves new arenaIn a presentation to the Event Centre Assessment Committee at City Hall on Thursday, CMLC Vice President Clare LePan said they will not be holding open houses.“We have an opportunity for a very captive audience with events that take place in the Saddledome today,” said LePan. “Those types of opportunities are leveraging audiences, perhaps as an example, in the middle of a Flames game in doing engagement on specific areas.”The period will last ten weeks and could start in the first quarter of 2020.When the arena deal was approved by council at the end of July, it came with some dissent from a few councillors who were concerned the process was being rushed through with not enough public engagement.One of them is Ward 11’s Jeromy Farkas, one of four councillors to vote against the deal, and he still has misgivings on that earlier engagement.“Council fell extremely short in its obligation to consult Calgarians,” said Farkas. “I thought it was insulting to Calgarians.”But Farkas is positive this more extensive process will be a prime opportunity for people to have their voice heard, and ensure public money has public benefit as the city experiences various budget restraints.“My hope is that by reaching out to Calgarians now about what they’re looking for in an event centre, that this could help make some of that wrong situation right,” he added. “Given that taxpayer dollars are going into this, we need to make sure that all Calgarians can benefit from this event centre, not just those who can afford to pay the money to go to the games.”RELATED: Economist sees new Calgary arena as good investmentMayor Naheed Nenshi disagrees about a lack of public engagement before the deal was approved, but echoes Farkas’ hopes this will make citizens more connected to the project.“What we really need to do now that the deal has been approved, is really talk to people about what it is that you’d like to see there. How would you like it to interface with the neighbourhood, what are the services you’d really love to see, and this is a terrific opportunity for us to have that conversation,” Nenshi said.One of the most important pieces in the whole project is how to develop the area around the arena, as the city hopes it can become a community gathering place to keep the action going outside of hockey games or big concerts.Farkas said he would like to see a community pool added to the building, to make up for recent pool closures in the Beltline and Inglewood.This is also an important piece for the CMLC.“One of the pieces that’s missing with a facility like the Saddledome today is when there’s nothing happening there, there’s nothing happening there, and there’s nothing happening around it. I think we have a different opportunity with this facility to have a different environment in the district and I think we’ll hear that in engagement,” said LePan.Along with facility design and the programming in the area, people will also be asked to provide thoughts on activating street-facing businesses and how to grapple with operating this in a winter city.After this process is completed, the CMLC will report back to council.Construction on the new arena is planned to start in 2021.WATCH: Calgary will be getting a new arena read more

Brexit Could Drastically Change English Soccer

As debate has intensified over the plan for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, industries across Britain are preparing for a post-Brexit world. Along with the agriculture, automotive, pharmaceutical and financial services fields, there’s another prosperous British business that could feel the brunt of Brexit: the English Premier League.From March 29 onward, all foreign soccer players — regardless of their origin — could require a work permit to sign for a club in the U.K. This would have enormous consequences for English clubs and the future of the English Premier League.By separating from the EU, the U.K. will aim to end “freedom of movement of people” between the U.K. and EU — one of the four freedoms of the EU’s single market.1The others are freedom of goods, services and capital. For many years, freedom of movement has bestowed on citizens of the European Union (or the wider European Economic Area)2The European Economic Area refers to the countries in which freedom of movement of people (and goods, services and capital) applies. It includes all 28 members of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Switzerland is not a member of the EU or EEA but is a part of the EU’s single market. the right to travel, reside and work in any member state. Because of this, a baker from Nice can open a shop in Manchester, a bond trader from Frankfurt can join a bank in London, and, yes, soccer players from continental Europe can freely transfer to the English league. If the player holds an EU passport, there are no restrictions: From an employment perspective, he is treated the same as a U.K. national.Freedom of movement has had a seismic impact on the demographics of the league — all of which could change with Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May has stated that freedom of movement will end when the U.K. leaves the EU, but she has yet to announce the new immigration rules that will replace it. Although EPL clubs will not immediately be required to obtain work permits for their players who aren’t British or Irish (citizens of the Republic of Ireland are likely to retain the rights to live and work in the U.K. post-Brexit), new arrivals from the EU3Along with the EEA and Switzerland. could become subject to the rules that currently apply only to non-EU players. Essentially, all players not eligible for a U.K. (or Irish) passport would have to obtain a work permit.To investigate the potential impact on English soccer, we took a look at the characteristics of European players who have played in the EPL over the past 26 years. What proportion of them would have qualified for a work permit? By answering this question, we can gain an insight into what might happen to the EPL in the future. National team’s FIFA rankingMin. share of matches played in past 24 months 1-1030% 11-2045 Before we can assess who might be affected, we first need to look at how the system of work permits works in English soccer. To obtain a permit, a foreign player must secure a Governing Body Endorsement from The Football Association (the governing body of English soccer). Each season, the FA publishes guidelines to help clubs determine whether transfer targets would qualify for an endorsement. The figure above shows two future scenarios. The first is the status quo, in which EU passport holders can continue to play in the U.K. without work permits (or any other bureaucratic hurdles). The second explores the end of freedom of movement to the U.K. In this scenario, EU players are subject to the same immigration requirements as players from the rest of the world beginning with the 2019-20 season. That is, they require a work permit and must meet the relevant criteria.In both cases, we assume that the total number of players in the EPL remains constant, as does the inflow and outflow of players from the rest of the world. In the status quo scenario, we assume that the inflow of players from Europe remains at its recent historical average; in the end of freedom of movement scenario, we assume that it drops to 42 percent of the recent average.In the status quo scenario, the percentage of U.K. and Irish players remains close to its present value, gradually declining over the next decade. The proportion of players from the EU increases slightly, eventually exceeding U.K. and Irish players, while those from the rest of the world remains relatively constant.The end of freedom of movement scenario paints a very different picture. The proportion of EU players declines substantially — from 41 percent last season to 20 percent by 2028-29 — while the proportion of British and Irish players increases from 41 percent to 64 percent over the same period. By the end of the next decade, the EPL would begin to resemble its constitution at the end of the 1990s: Nearly two-thirds of all players would be British or Irish.A large drop in the number of EU/EEA players does not necessarily imply a substantial reduction in terms of the quality of players. The money and allure of the Premier League would still entice elite players to come to play in England, at least for a while. The wealthiest clubs would continue to attract the biggest stars; the rest, on the other hand, would be forced to focus more on the domestic market. Teams often scout for potential in soccer leagues across Europe, but many of those players would no longer be allowed to make the leap. Champions League places would move even further beyond the horizons of most clubs, and “near miracles” such as Leicester’s fairytale league win — on the strength of the star turn from Riyad Mahrez,7Despite choosing to play for the Algerian national team, Mahrez was born in France and is a French citizen. who was acquired from Le Havre in France’s second tier — would become even less likely.On the other hand, some will argue that a drop in foreign recruitment would be a positive thing if it affords greater opportunities to British players. While the situation would be unchanged in terms of top-end recruitment at the elite clubs, even they would be forced to review their recruitment of young players from abroad. Homegrown players might have more of a chance of making it at the highest level.There is no doubt that the Premier League has benefited enormously from freedom of movement, with the rapid influx of foreign players helping to drive the league’s huge international popularity. But freedom of movement was also a crucial factor in the opposition to continued U.K. membership in the EU. It could well be that one effect of Brexit would be to diminish, perhaps sharply, the number of highly talented European footballers in the Premier League — which could have huge consequences for the future of the sport. ​Check out our latest soccer predictions. Over the past 20 years, the EU has expanded, bringing more countries into the “freedom of movement” area. The proportion of U.K. and Irish players in the EPL has continued to decrease: Last season, they accounted for only 41 percent of all EPL players. Players from the rest of the EU accounted for 41 percent, while non-EU players accounted for 18 percent.From the inaugural 1992-93 EPL season to the end of last season, a total of 1,022 players have transferred to an EPL club from an EU club outside of the U.K. and Ireland and played at least one league match for that club. This includes players who played nationally for countries outside the EU but also possessed EU passports (such as André Ayew, who was born in France but plays for Ghana). Of the 1,022 players, we judge that only 431 — or 42 percent — would have qualified for a work permit under the current rules when they first arrived in England. Had they not held an EU passport, the remaining 591 players would not have been permitted to play professional soccer in the U.K.6This analysis used data taken from TransferLeague.co.uk, 11v11.com, transfermarkt.co.uk, futbol24.com, Wikipedia, www.parliament.uk and the Transfer Price Index of Tomkins & Riley.What would be the consequences if, from next season onward, incoming players from the rest of the EU were subject to the same immigration requirements that currently apply only to non-EU players? 31-5075 21-3060 There are effectively two paths by which a player can qualify. To automatically qualify, a player must have participated in a minimum share of his national team’s senior competitive matches in the preceding two years.4This is reduced to 12 months if the player is 21 years old or younger. The minimum percentage is determined by the FIFA world ranking of that nation.If a player doesn’t qualify automatically, he can appeal. The appeals process is a points-based system that boils down to this: If the transfer fee is above the average amount paid by EPL clubs the previous year, and the club is willing to make him one of its higher earners, the appeals board can recommend that a permit should be approved. Players age 21 and younger may meet the senior match threshold in just 12 months.Source: The Football Association In the early 1990s, a quota system was enforced for foreign players in English soccer that limited teams to fielding a maximum of three “foreigners” in domestic league and cup matches. A foreign player was defined as someone who held neither a U.K. nor an Irish passport. There was no distinction between players from Belgium and Brazil, even though Belgians had held the right to live and work in the U.K. for several years. Thirteen percent of the players that featured in the 1994-95 season were classified as foreign.In December 1995, after the so-called Bosman ruling, the quota was rescinded, instantly removing all restrictions on fielding players from the rest of the EU.5A new kind of quota would be instituted in 2010, when the EPL introduced a homegrown players rule. This rule requires that at least eight of the 25 players on a Premier League squad were registered with a club in England or Wales for a period of at least 36 months (or three seasons) prior to their 21 birthday. Clubs were still required to obtain work permits for non-EU players — a significant obstruction — but because of freedom of movement, the demand for soccer players with EU passports grew enormously. Cultural barriers aside, there were now no differences between recruiting a player from the Netherlands and one from Newcastle. Share of senior competitive international matches required to qualify for an English soccer work permit endorsement read more

Virgin Mobile to throttle 40 unlimited data plan

first_imgVirgin Mobile USA turned heads when in August it announced that it would offer an unlimited wireless data plan in the wake of other wireless carriers who were choosing to eliminate them. While an unlimited plan in itself is a good thing, the offer was made even more attractive by the fact that you can get it pre-paid and without a contract for $40 which enables 30 days of use. The timing of the new plan was shortly after the company began offering the MiFi 2200 (see our hands-on) which acts as a mobile wireless router to provide Wi-Fi Internet access for up to five devices utilizing Sprint’s data network.The unlimited data plan and Virgin Mobile’s $10 plan, which offers 100MB of data access for 10 days, were created to simplify Virgin Mobile’s previous Broadband2Go Plans which included five options in all. Out of the five options, the highest plan offered allowed subscribers to access 5GB of data during a 30 day period for $60 a month. That being said, you can understand why the $40 unlimited plan was welcomed with open arms, but it seems the party won’t last forever for some.While Virgin Mobile is not eliminating its unlimited plan, the company will throttle it beginning February 15th should a subscriber exceed 5GB of usage within a 30 day period. That means subscribers won’t have to worry about paying an overage or being cutoff from access, but they will experience a degradation in service due to the restriction of throughput once they hit 5GB. The only option for a subscriber once they hit 5GB will be to purchase another $40 plan. That purchase will reset the clock to allow for normal service to resume.Read more at Wi-Fi Net News.Brian’s OpinionWhile I suspect Virgin Mobile will receive some grief on this move, you have to remember the deal they have for unlimited data is still the best there is right now. True, it’s hard to swallow that it is still an “unlimited” plan, but I can point to a few examples, and those in the wireless industry will tell you this as well, to prove there is really no such thing as an unlimited data plan. If you subscribe to an unlimited plan and begin to consistently use over 5GB of data on a monthly basis you can bet someone from the carrier will be reaching out to you with a good chance they may cancel your plan all together.If anything, Virgin Mobile’s unlimited plan is the fairest one out there. A user can go over 5GB of data and not have to worry about any overage charges. They also don’t have to worry about losing access to the Internet all together. Didn’t I also mention that Virgin Mobile’s plan doesn’t require a contract? Quite frankly, if you don’t like the terms you are free to simply not throw down $40 the next month to continue your subscription. Currentl wireless carriers who offer data plans as part of a contract don’t offer that ability.Unless you use your mobile Internet connection like crazy, chances are the people that are going to go over this 5GB limit are those using a MiFi device. That’s because if you consistently have up to five devices connecting to it that amount of data will get eating up relatively fast during a 30-day window. If you’re an average Internet user and your use of a MiFi device is limited, I doubt you are even coming close to the 5GB limit so this news isn’t something you need to worry about.last_img read more

Sony turned off PSN to track external intrusion

first_imgLast week Sony annoyed more than a few gamers when it admitted the PlayStation Network may be down for a few days. The Easter weekend is a time many gamers would have been planning many hours sat with a PS3 controller in-hand engrossed in some multiplayer action.It’s now Monday, and PSN is still down, but at least we have some more details, if still not the whole picture as to what is going on.AdChoices广告It turns out PSN wasn’t taken offline by a third-party, Sony decided to turn it and Qriocity off last Wednesday in response to an “external intrusion”. Sony did this so it could figure out exactly who had compromised its services and re-secure the network. Even so, to be offline for 5 days and counting means it must have been a pretty serious breach.For the moment, Sony is just thanking gamers for their patience, but still refuses to set a time when PSN will be back online fully. We say fully as apparently parts of it still work such as game updates. But if you want to play a multiplayer game, or buy some digital download games, you are out of luck for the time being.It is thought the long period of downtime is because Sony has decided to rebuild the network from scratch. By doing this it can enhance security from the ground up, but at the same time that’s a lot of data and services to place back on the network.Read more at PlayStation.Blog, via Ars technicaMatthew’s OpinionIt looks to me as though this breach has highlighted a number of security problems on PSN and Sony decided extending the downtime to fix them all was better than having some more downtime in the near future. It’s just really unlucky for everyone it had to happen over a holiday weekend like this.The reliability of Sony’s digital presence will be called into question after this, but again, this is a good reason for Sony to take a lot of heat now and have a much more secure system going forward. Hopefully this will not happen again.last_img read more

CO2 la Chine planche sur un système de droits démissions

first_imgCO2 : la Chine planche sur un système de droits d’émissionsPremier pollueur de la planète devant les Etats-Unis, la Chine devrait lancer prochainement un dispositif pilote de droits d’émission de carbone. Une expérimentation visant à mettre en place un marché national d’échange afin de limiter ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre et réaliser d’importantes économies d’énergie.A l’occasion de l’Eco-forum mondial 2011 organisé à Guiyang, la capitale de la province chinoise du Guizhou, le vice-ministre de la Commission nationale pour le développement et la réforme (CNDR) Xie Zhenhua a annoncé le lancement prochain d’un projet pilote de droits d’émissions de carbone, rapporte le site Radio Chine Internationale. À lire aussiLa messagerie cryptée Telegram victime d’une cyber-attaque, la Chine pointée du doigtDans le but de réduire ses émissions de CO2, le premier pollueur de la planète entend mettre progressivement en place un marché national des droits d’émissions. En outre, la Chine prévoit d’accélérer la mise en place d’un système standardisé d’économie d’énergie et de protection environnementale. Le gouvernement souhaite notamment renforcer la réglementation en vigueur pour la labellisation des produits au bilan carbone bas, a annoncé Xie Zhenhua avant d’évoquer également la mise en place de mesures incitatives, fiscales par exemple, pour encourager particuliers et professionnels à se tourner vers des technologies et énergies propres.La Chine avait déjà annoncé sa volonté de mettre en place un marché des droits d’émissions de carbone dans plusieurs grandes villes, et ce dès 2013, avant de l’étendre à tout le pays à l’horizon 2015. Mais Xie Zhenhua n’a pas précisé à quelle date l’expérimentation serait lancée, ni donné les détails de ce système pilote.Le 23 juillet 2011 à 12:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Keith Urban Talks Johnny Cash Graffiti U More Required Listening

first_img (L-R) Heather Parry, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Listen: Justin Tranter | “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images Andy Grammer and Scott Goldman Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Listen: Cold War Kids | “Required Listening” Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum “Required Listening” Podcast Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Keith Urban Talks Johnny Cash, ‘Graffiti U’ & More | “Required Listening” Listen: Sheryl Crow | “Required Listening” News Listen: Keith Urban | “Required Listening” Imagine DragonsPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images “Required Listening” Billy Porter Jr. Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Listen: Aloe Blacc | “Required Listening” Listen: Jeff Lynne | “Required Listening” Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Aloe BlaccPhoto: Courtesy of GRAMMY Museum Justin Tranter and Scott Goldman Sheryl Crow and Scott 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I’m With HerPhoto: Jason Kempin/AMA/Getty Images Jimmy Iovine, Scott Goldman and Allen HughesPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Hear It Now: Alessia Cara | “Required Listening” Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com “Required Listening” Spotlights ‘The Defiant Ones’ Scott Goldman and Julia MichaelsPhoto: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Johnny Mathis, Babyface | “Required Listening” Diddy, Heather Parry | “Required Listening” “Required Listening” Dan Auerbach Scott Goldman and Dan AuerbachPhoto: Alison Buck/Getty Images Listen: Andy Grammer | “Required Listening” Check out five things we learned about the GRAMMY winner on the GRAMMY Museum’s podcast — dig into the episode for even moreTim McPhateGRAMMYs May 17, 2018 – 2:46 pm On the latest episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s “Required Listening” podcast, you’re in for a treat. Host Scott Goldman sits down with GRAMMY winner Keith Urban for a 45-minute discussion and all topics were seemingly on the table, including his earliest musical influences, his formative years in cover bands, his approach to songwriting and record making, how MusiCares played a part in his sobriety, the art of collaboration, and his new album, 2018’s Graffiti U.Listen Now: “Required Listening” Episode With Keith UrbanHere are five things we picked up from the conversation — make sure to check out the entire episode.Why his first concert is etched in his memory:”[Johnny Cash] was my first concert. I think I was about 5,” said Urban. “What I remember from that concert was just how loud the crowd was. It was a 5,000-seat venue, which when you’re tiny might as well be a stadium. I remember just the roar of everybody when this guy walked out onstage. It’s never left me. The power of when he played the guitar and sang was just extraordinary.”How playing in a cover band inspired him to write his own songs:”I was in a cover band in 1988 and … I was playing guitar,” said Urban. “We were trying to tell the lead singer, ‘Let’s slip in a few originals now. Let’s turn the tide a bit.’ And every night … we’d get to the original, the band would be so excited. The lead singer would say, ‘Ah, skip that one. …’ That was the start of me [thinking], ‘Well, I need to get my own band going and write my own [songs].'”On the importance of balance within the creative process:”The great adage that ‘balance is never achieved, it’s just maintained’ is so true in everything,” said Urban. “Even in record making, the balance for me is in being very sure of where I want to go and what I want to do and who I am, but also being completely open to someone having an idea that’s completely different than mine but actually is better.”Why he enjoys collaborating with others:”I know what I do; I know what you do. But I don’t know what we [can] do,” said Urban. “I’m interested in that third thing. When I worked with Nile Rodgers, he was someone I aggressively sought out. I’ve always loved his playing and his record making. I said, ‘I think if we can get in a room, we can do something really fun. … He did what he did and I [did] what I do. And we just played long enough for this third thing [‘Sun Don’t Let Me Down’] to emerge. That’s what I love about collaborating.”How a country legend inspired the first track on Graffiti U:”The first song on this album is called ‘Coming Home’ and I actually used a Merle Haggard sample to spark the song,” said Urban. “I didn’t have any idea what the song would be about but when I started hearing this rolling guitar intro of ‘Mamma Tried,’ it immediately made me think of growing up in Australia. It was all driven by the music speaking and pulling that out.” Photo: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage.com Sheryl Crow and Scott GoldmanPhoto: Timothy Norris/WireImage.comlast_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from May 28, 2019 to June 4, 2019:Address: 7 Avon StreetPrice: $450,000Buyer: John PerrinoSeller: Daniel & Colleen BrandanoDate: 6/4/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 90,056 sfAddress: 271 Ballardvale StreetPrice: $4,800,000Buyer: 271 Ballardvale Street LLCSeller: Walter T. DowgialloDate: 6/3/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 192,100 sfAddress: 8 Cushing DrivePrice: $535,300Buyer: Kalpeshkumar & Sweetu PatelSeller: Bernard & Heidi DevlinDate: 5/31/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,002 sfAddress: 16 Green Meadow DrivePrice: $799,900Buyer: Pamela FurfureSeller: Elm Tree Development LLCDate: 5/30/19Use: Residential Developed LandLot Size: 33,209 sfAddress: 21 Hensey Way, Unit 14Price: $649,900Buyer: Thomas & Denise KeoughSeller: Spruce Farm LLCDate: 6/3/19Use: CondoLot Size: n/aAddress: 25 King StreetPrice: $580,000Buyer: Alex Volovick & Sarah AdamsSeller: Jerzy & Danuta RakDate: 5/29/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 9,630 sfAddress: 21 Lake StreetPrice: $475,000Buyer: Hailey Litchfield & Michael O’ConnorSeller: Theresa & John RussoDate: 5/30/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 13,730 sfAddress: 26 Murray Hill CirclePrice: $809,900Buyer: Michelle & Glenn GuyetteSeller: CS Newhouse Builder Inc.Date: 5/31/19Use: Residential Developed LandLot Size: 17,850 sfAddress: 2-R Oakdale RoadPrice: $725,500Buyer: Mikio Yanagisawa & Sarah GunnerySeller: Jeffrey & Vanessa TonelloDate: 5/30/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 79,602 sfAddress: 38 Oakdale RoadPrice: $440,000Buyer: Sean Lawrence & Ashley RobargeSeller: Michael Tkachuk, Trustee for 38 Oakdale Road NTDate: 5/30/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,000 sfAddress: 17 Seaford StreetPrice: $519,900Buyer: Christopher Salvati & Taylor BalinSeller: Robert & Lauren BessetteDate: 5/31/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 15,650 sfAddress: 62 Taplin AvenuePrice: $489,000Buyer: Daniel & Sandra SpencerSeller: April TurnerDate: 6/4/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,000 sfAddress: 90 West StreetPrice: $5,100,000Buyer: Westdale Ave LLCSeller: KCP Advisory Group LLCDate: 6/3/19Use: Nursing HomeLot Size: 681,278 sfLike 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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Red Chris Mine Gets Closer To Full Production

first_imgThe Red Chris Mine’s first shipment of copper concentrate was sent out April 11, 2015. (www.imperialmetals.com)A British Columbia mine upriver from Wrangell and Petersburg is one step closer to full production after reaching a benefits agreement with a First Nation group.Red Chris is a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed on the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation. Tahltan Central Council members overwhelmingly voted to enter an agreement with Red Chris. It gives them environmental oversight rights, jobs and a share of mine revenue.The Red Chris Mine is owned by Imperial Metals, which also runs the B.C. mine that spilled millions of gallons of waste into Canadian waterways last summer. The Mount Polley dam spill spurred Tahltan members to request a third-party environmental review of the Red Chris tailings dam.Tahltan Central Council President Chad Day said the 22 recommendations made by the third-party review are either in place or being completed. Tahltan and B.C. officials have said the mine won’t be granted a permit for full production until the Tahltan members are satisfied that environmental concerns have been addressed.Day said the benefits agreement does not amount to giving approval for the mine’s final permits. He said the TCC’s team of engineers and environment experts will have input on all significant environmental permits for Red Chris.The mine has been operating with a temporary permit it received in February, shortly after an investigation found the Mount Polley dam breach was caused by design flaws. Red Chris has been increasing production since then, and it made its first copper shipment from the port of Stewart earlier this month.According to a TCC release, the mine is expected to reach production capacity this summer.Alaskans worry a breach at the Red Chris tailings dam could destroy salmon populations that spawn in the Stikine River and its tributaries, and provide jobs and food for Southeast Alaskans. A group of Tahltan members set up roadblocks at the mine to protest construction last year, and Imperial Metals was granted an injunction to stop the protests.last_img read more

Hyderabad youth killed in US car crash

first_imgHyderabad: A 27-year-old youth from the city was killed in a road accident in Bayview district of San Francisco, US, on Sunday. According to reports, the man was identified as Syed Waseem Ali from Dabeerpura area in the Old City. The incident occurred when his car collided with another car between Third Street and Paul Avenue intersection. Waseem died on the spot due to cardiac arrest. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us A woman, who sustained injuries in the incident, died at a local hospital after being shifted there. One more person escaped with injuries. Waseem lived at Walnut Ave, Fremont in California. The family members of the deceased urged External Affairs Minister Dr S Jayashankar to help them in getting the body to India for final rites and take up the issue with the local authorities for thorough investigation.last_img read more

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first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD September 25, 2013 — Sensus Healthcare announced its newest introduction for non-melanoma skin cancer treatment at the 55th annual American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, Ga. Sensus has an advanced SRT-100 superficial radiotherapy platform, featuring SharpBeam and has introduced the recently FDA-cleared technology that now allows you to “See what you Treat.” The SRT-100 “Vision” offers unique features and benefits providing major teaching and community hospitals with a cost effective, proven, noninvasive option for treating their patients who are diagnosed with skin cancer.For more information: www.sensushealthcare.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content Technology | September 25, 2013 Sensus Healthcare Announces ‘See What you Treat’ SRT-100 “Vision” was introduced at ASTRO meeting News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. last_img read more

Costa Ricas renewable energy streak is still going but what does that

first_imgCosta Rica is kicking off Earth Day with a bit of good news: so far the countryhas generated all of its electricity for the year without burning fossil fuels. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) first made this announcement in March when it hit 75 days using only renewable power sources — a record for any country.The news quickly went viral and circulated all over the world.“We are at a point where people around the world working on climate issues want to find evidence that there are countries getting off fossil fuels,” said Mónica Araya, director of environmental think tanks Costa Rica Limpia and Nivela. “So I think that is the context for the enthusiasm around the Costa Rica story.”The clean energy streak is likely to continue. Last Friday ICE released a report estimating that 97 percent of the country’s electricity will be produced from renewables this year. This is good news for Costa Rican residents, who will see their electricity prices drop up to 15 percent starting this month.But despite the excitement, statistics from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) show that this achievement does little to reduce the country’s overall reliance on fossil fuels, the vast majority of which are used for transportation.Still, conservation groups and renewable energy proponents say the positive attention can go a long way.“I see this as a huge opportunity to prove that we are serious about getting off fossil fuels,” Araya said. “The question is whether we are going to take this opportunity to take our national energy conversation to the next level.”How did the country break this world record? And what needs to happen for the country to succeed in reaching carbon neutrality? First, you have to look at the country’s history with hydropower.Costa Rica’s reliance on damsDespite the deluge of international headlines about Costa Rica’s clean energy, the 75-day milestone is not surprising to anyone familiar with the country’s electricity matrix.“This wasn’t the result of a coincidence,” Environment Minister Edgar Gutiérrez told The Tico Times. “It is the result of investments the country has made since 1950 with the founding of ICE.”From the beginning, ICE’s goal was to create a system that could provide enough electricity for the entire country. The best way to do this, given Costa Rica’s abundant natural resources, was through hydroelectric dams. Costa Rica now generates around 80 percent of its electricity using hydropower, about 15 percent using geothermal energy and a smaller fraction using wind and solar power.Utilities cover the remaining demand by burning bunker fuel, which is both costly and dirty.In a typical year, Costa Rica is able to produce 90 percent of its electricity without burning fossil fuels, but the last several years have been unusual. In 2012 and 2013 Costa Rica was hit with the most intense drought in years and ICE was forced to turn on its bunker generators more frequently to compensate for the drop in available hydroelectricity.The end of 2014 saw weather patterns shift in the other direction, and unusually heavy rainfall bolstered Costa Rica’s water reservoirs enough to produce ample power for the whole country.Climate change specialists say these constantly-changing rain patterns are only likely to increase with global warming, making hydropower more unreliable. But Gutiérrez says Costa Rica has a solution to these unpredictable rain patterns: more dams.The Reventazón hydroelectric plant, located on the river of the same name in the Caribbean community of Siquirres, is scheduled to become operational next year. It will be the largest dam in Central America.“With that we will be able to generate 100 percent renewable energy,” Gutiérrez said. “The issues with droughts are relative to the capacity that you have. This dam is going to be able to generate enough energy for Costa Rica for many years.”According to Gutiérrez, the Reventazón dam’s location is also advantageous. The Caribbean’s rain patterns tend to be the opposite of the rest of the country, meaning that when there is too little rain to generate power on one side of Costa Rica, the dams on the other side can pick up the slack.Additional geothermal plants and biomass power generators are also in the works to generate more clean energy.But even some supposedly clean power is debated in Costa Rica. A planned geothermal energy plant in Rincón de la Vieja National Park has conservationists split over the value of the renewable energy compared to the destruction of some the area’s pristine wilderness in order to build the plant.Similar debates are being waged worldwide over hydroelectric dams, which often damage rivers and displace people and wildlife. Studies have shown that the Reventazón dam cuts through one of the country’s most important biological corridors.Even putting these issues aside, Costa Rica still has a long way to go before it can call itself fossil fuel-free.The real problem: transportationIn 2010 Costa Rica’s then-President Oscar Arias set a goal for the country to become carbon neutral by 2021. In the five years since the goal was set, the country has made progress in terms of reforestation, renewable energy and environmental mitigation in the business and agriculture sectors.But before Costa Rica can even dream of reaching this goal, it has to address its biggest source of pollution: transportation.Vehicles consume a whopping 70 percent of all petroleum consumed in Costa Rica, and account for 40 percent of the country’s total carbon emissions. Diesel buses are the primary mode of public transportation. And according to Costa Rican customs authorities, there are only about 200 hybrid cars roving the country’s streets.Despite benchmark goals to convert 20 to 25 percent of the country’s buses and taxis to electric vehicles, the programs laid out by the previous administration to get there were a complete flop. One 11-month program designed to encourage taxi drivers to switch to hybrid cars pulled in only 10 participants.Still, taxis and buses are just minor contributors to Costa Rica’s vehicle pollution problem.The real problem, Gutiérrez said, is privately-owned passenger cars. “We are not going to succeed in becoming carbon neutral without addressing the transport problem, and we can’t address the transport problem without focusing on private cars.”According to Gutiérrez, more than 50 percent of Costa Rica’s cars are more than 20-years-old with high-polluting engines. To address the issue, MINAE has rolled out a new clunker buy back program with financing options for drivers willing to trade in their old car for a more efficient model. Gutiérrez said the program has already financed more than 50 cars.But replacing old cars with new ones still keeps cars on the road, and both MINAE and conservation groups agree the real way to cut car emissions is to improve public transportation.“The conversation tends to gravitate around an electric train,” Araya said. “A train isn’t rocket science. It isn’t the most expensive solution. It’s doable.”President Luis Guillermo Solís agrees. Back in September during a speech at the U.N. Climate Summit, Solís affirmed the country’s carbon neutrality goal and promised that building an electric train was among his administration’s highest priorities.In April, Gutiérrez said this goal has not changed, but that MINAE is exploring other options as well.“It is absolutely a priority,” he said. “We are now working on the actual plan. The goal is an urban transport system that is reliable, safe and dependable. We are looking not only at trains but also trams and even gondolas.”In reality, it’s not just transport systems that are on the table, but the carbon neutrality goal itself. Costa Rica’s current government is assessing whether it’s even possible to make the 2021 deadline.“We are going to sit down and look at the viability of everything it is we are doing,” Gutiérrez said. “We hope that by the end of the year we will have an answer. And if that answer is no, we will suspend the goal.”Such an announcement would surely put a damper on this year’s 100 percent renewable start. Facebook Comments Related posts:Ad Astra Rocket’s breakup with the government puts Costa Rica’s hydrogen future on hold The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 2015 World failing to meet emissions level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts say Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gaseslast_img read more

Another China politics conclave Why it matters

first_imgBEIJING (AP) – China is in the midst of another large gathering of its political elite less than four months after holding a conclave to install a new Communist Party leadership. The current meeting, the annual session of the national legislature, completes the once-a-decade leadership transition that began in November, rounding out top-level appointments that will manage economic and foreign policies of the world’s second-largest economy and still-rising global power. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories ___If back-room deal-making dominates, does the event matter?While the decision-making is still secretive, the congress is the way the party makes the decisions public. Policies announced during the session show the Xi leadership’s priorities. This year, the government is putting the emphasis on cleaning up corruption and the environment and addressing other quality-of-life matters that have irritated the public, particularly a burgeoning middle class that’s looking beyond pocket-book issues. A streamlining of government ministries is supposed to prod them into better serving the public and private businesses, instead of state companies. The 300 or so appointments of vice premiers, ministers, deputy ministers and others also show whether Xi and his allies are consolidating their power or having to horse-trade with rivals.___Will the new leaders bring real change?Given China’s slow-moving and opaque politics, it’s too early to say whether substantive change is in the offing. But expectations for change are running high. Many in the middle class and beyond feel the policies that brought decades of high growth are foundering on official waste and environmental despoliation and unfairly benefit the party-connected few. Xi and Li represent a new generation, the first leaders born after the revolution and to have come of age during the reform era. Xi has already earned praise for being more plain spoken than his predecessor, Hu Jintao. Still, though Xi has talked about people’s aspirations for better lives and the need to stanch corruption, the leadership is not signaling any moves toward democracy. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Sponsored Stories center_img Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Here’s a look at what will happen and its importance to the world.___Why hold another big confab so soon after inaugurating new leaders?Though the Communist Party is the pre-eminent political power in China, it works through the government. The National People’s Congress, which opened Tuesday, is China’s nominal legislature and will announce top appointments to the government, its ministries, the legislature and other bodies. The event, which runs 13 days, bookends the party convention in November that anointed Xi Jinping as general secretary and other members of the Politburo, the apex of power in China. In the current conclave, Li Keqiang, the party’s No. 2, is expected to be named premier, the top politician in charge of the State Council, the Cabinet. After this meeting, the Xi leadership will have its team fully in place to move ahead with their agenda.___What does the congress really do?The congress tends to be highly orchestrated, more political theater than actual deliberation. Decisions have been made by Xi and power-brokers drawn from the party, government and military in closed-door meetings, and the legislature, which is controlled by the party, ratifies the decisions. Still, it’s the most public event in China’s political calendar and provides a networking opportunity for the leadership and the invited. Xi and other leaders get a chance to put their message across to the 2,987 deputies, who represent a cross-section of political notables from local governments on up. The public _ and the world _ also get their most unfiltered look at the premier, who holds his sole news conference of the year at the end of the congress. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more

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