Mother grandmother make plea deal in toddlers kidnapping

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A little boy’s mother and grandmother accused of kidnapping the child reached a plea agreement in court, Monday.Leydibet Hernandez and Lazara Ortiz pleaded guilty to interfering with custody of a minor. They will both serve one year of house arrest followed by one year of probation.Authorities said Hernandez, who lost custody of her 21-month-old son, snatched him from a crib at a home in Miami back in March. They said her mother helped her buy bus tickets.Hernandez was arrested while heading to Texas with the child with plans of crossing the border to Mexico.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

OBITUARY Ernest Ernie Merrill 65

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Ernest “Ernie” Merrill, age 65, of Wilmington, passed away on May 28, 2019.Ernie was the beloved husband of Joanne (Miller). They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. He was son of the late Rita M. and Frederick Clague Sr.He’s the proud father of 3 children – E.J. and his wife Angela of Wilmington; Christopher and his wife Sharon of Billerica; and Melissa and her husband Christopher Glidden of Chelmsford. He is also the father-in-law of the late Jeffry Heroux.He is the incredibly proud “Papa” and “Papabear” to his six grandchildren – Alex, Cameron, Alexis, Madelyn, Lucas and Avery.Ernie was a retired member of the Teamsters Union Local 25. He drove over the road for many years seeing most of the US, worked on the “Big Dig”, and for the last 20 years drove a flatbed for O.B. Hill Trucking and Rigging. He delivered precast concrete and other building materials to numerous sites including the Boston Garden, Fenway Park, the Pru, Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber, and Logan Airport. There weren’t too many projects in Boston that he didn’t have a hand in.Ernie loved to camp with his family and vacation with his wife in Florida. He loved to golf and loved dogs, especially his German Shepherd Max.He was a die-hard Patriot’s fan, loved Las Vegas, Foxwood’s and was looking forward to the opening of the Encore casino.More than anything he loved being “Papa Bear”. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. They were the light of his life.Ernie will be remembered most for his love for his family. They were his whole world.Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Sunday, June 2nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00 p.m.In lieu of flowers donations made to the MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)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… RelatedOBITUARY: John “Kevin” Murphy, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Jack” Tannian, Jr., 89In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Karnataka 2nd PUC results 2019 declared How to check online

first_imgStudents appear in ICSE class 10 exams in Kolkata on Feb 26, 2018 [Representational picture]IANS [Representational Image]The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEM) will declare the second Pre-University Examination 2019 results on Monday, April 15, afternoon.Students who appeared for the Board examination conducted from March 1- 18, 2019 can check results at 12 pm. While the results were expected by 11 am, officials said that it has been delayed and pushed to noon.The results were announced by C Shikha, Director of Department of Pre-University Education (PUE). The overall pass percentage this year is 67.73 per cent and a student from Udupi district of the state has topped the Board exam.Uduppi has the topped with the highest number of pass rate at 92.9 per cent and Dakshina Kannada is in second place with 91.9 per cent pass rate.With 61.73 per cent candidates clearing the PUC exam on2019, the pass percentage has increased by 2.15 per cent from that last year.How to check Karnataka Pre-University Certification (PUC) Examination II 2019 results online: -Step 1: Visit the official website or Step 2: Click on the link Karnataka PUC Result 2019Step 3: Enter your credentials (register number etc.)Step 4: Click on SubmitStep 5: Download and take a print out of the result (for future reference)To get your results via SMS: -Step 1: SMS – KAR12ROLLNUMBERStep 2: Send to 56263last_img read more

I dont care whose son he is PM Modi condemns Akash Vijayvargiya

first_imgPM Modi slammed those who had started firing guns when Akash Vijayvargiya was released from jail.With just three days left for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden Budget in Parliament, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) conducted its first parliamentary party meeting, which started at 9:30 am on Tuesday, July 2.Addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the June 26 incident where BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, beat up a civic official with a cricket bat during a demolition drive in Indore.Expressing his anger over Akash Vijayvargiya, PM Modi said this sort of behaviour is not acceptable and those who encourage such behaviour should also be removed from the party. “I don’t care whose son was behind the incident, it was completely unwarranted and not acceptable,” the PM told BJP MPs in the party meeting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) and Home Minister Amit Shah arrive for BJP parliamentary meeting.The BJP was supposed to hold its first Parliamentary Party meeting on June 25, which had to be postponed due to the death of Rajya Sabha MP and Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini.A press release issued by the Parliament Office secretary stated, “A meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Party will be held at 9:30 am on July 2, 2019, in the GMC Balayogi Auditorium of Parliament Library Building (PLB). All BJP Members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are requested to attend the meeting in time.”BJP veterans including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were not present at the BJP meeting owing to the 75-year age bar the party introduced for its Lok Sabha candidates.Apart from the significance of the ongoing session, in which the BJP government hopes for the passage of many bills, PM Modi also spoke about key decisions his dispensation has taken since the BJP-led NDA returned to power with a massive mandate. PM Modi returned to India on Saturday (June 29) after attending his sixth G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. During the two-day summit, PM Modi met several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French president Emmanuel Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.last_img read more

Police seek suspect in murder streamed on Facebook

first_imgThis handout photograph obtained April 17, 2017 courtesy of the Cleveland Police shows Steve Stephens who police are searching for after authoritites said Stephens had murdered a man live on Facebook in the US state of Ohio. Photo: AFPCleveland police issued an arrest warrant Monday for a gunman they said murdered a man in a crime he broadcast live on Facebook.Officials in the Ohio city said suspect Steve Stephens, 37, shot his 74-year old victim Robert Godwin Sr at random on Easter Sunday, in cold blood.”Suspect did broadcast the killing on Facebook Live and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are still NOT verified,” Cleveland police said in a statement.”Suspect in this case is… armed and dangerous. If seen call 9-1-1. Do not approach.”Police said Stevens may be out of the midwestern state, and asked residents of Indiana, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania to be on alert.Stevens worked for Beech Brook, a behavioral health agency serving children through mental health services, foster care and adoption, at-risk youth programs and other services.In his broadcast, Stevens displayed his Beech Brook badge. The facility did not immediately respond to requests for comment.At a press conference late Sunday, authorities urged Stephens to turn himself in.”Everyone is out there looking for Steve. We want this to end with as much peace as we can bring to this right now, and we want him to turn himself in,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters, adding that local authorities were working with the FBI and regional law enforcement.”We have all of our partners in on this, and we’ll look until we find him.”Mayor Frank Jackson told reporters police were still trying to communicate with the suspect.”We want to communicate to him that we know who he is, and that he will eventually be caught. And that we’re saying to him that he need not do any more,” said Jackson.Stephens was at large after fleeing in a white Ford Fusion with temporary license plates, police said.Some local media reported that he had boasted on Facebook of killing more than a dozen people in an Easter Day massacre, but authorities said there was no indication of a broader killing spree.last_img read more

Riot Erupts after Funeral for Freddie Gray in Police Custody

first_imgBALTIMORE (AP) — Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.The governor declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard to restore order.Seven officers were hurt, some with broken bones, and one was unresponsive, said Capt. Eric Kowalczyk. Officers wearing helmets and wielding shields occasionally used pepper spray to keep the rioters back. For the most part, though, they relied on line formations to keep protesters at bay.[wowslider id=”33″]Monday’s riot was the latest flare-up over the mysterious death of Freddie Gray, whose fatal encounter with officers came amid the national debate over police use of force, especially when black suspects are involved. Gray was African-American.Emergency officials were constantly thwarted as they tried to restore calm. Firefighters trying to put out a blaze at a CVS store were hindered by someone who sliced holes in a hose connected to a fire hydrant, spraying water all over the street and nearby buildings.The smell of burned rubber wafted in the air in one neighborhood where youths were looting a liquor store. Police stood still nearby as people drank looted alcohol. Glass and trash littered the streets, and small fires were scattered about. One person from a church tried to shout something from a megaphone as two cars burned.Gray’s family was shocked by the violence and was lying low; instead, they hoped to organize a peace march later in the week, said family attorney Billy Murphy. He said they did not know the riot was going to happen and urged calm.“They don’t want this movement nationally to be marred by violence,” he said. “It makes no sense.”Police urged parents to locate their children and bring them home. Many of those on the streets appeared to be African-American youths, wearing backpacks and khaki pants that are a part of many public school uniforms.The riot broke out just as high school let out, and at a key city bus depot for student commuters around Mondawmin Mall, a shopping area northwest of downtown Baltimore. It shifted about a mile away later to the heart of an older shopping district and near where Gray first encountered police. Both commercial areas are in African-American neighborhoods.Downtown Baltimore, the Inner Harbor tourist attractions and the city’s baseball and football stadiums are nearly 4 miles away. While the violence had not yet reached City Hall and the Camden Yards area, the Orioles canceled Monday’s game for safety precautions.Many who had never met Gray gathered earlier in the day in a Baltimore church to bid him farewell and press for more accountability among law enforcement.The 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church was filled with mourners. But even the funeral could not ease mounting tensions.Police said in a news release sent while the funeral was underway that the department had received a “credible threat” that three notoriously violent gangs are now working together to “take out” law enforcement officers.A small group of mourners started lining up about two hours ahead of Monday’s funeral. Placed atop Gray’s body was a white pillow with a screened picture of him. A projector aimed at two screens on the walls showed the words “Black Lives Matter & All Lives Matter.”The service lasted nearly two hours, with dignitaries in attendance including former Maryland representative and NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume and current Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes.Erica Garner, 24, the daughter of Eric Garner, attended Gray’s funeral. She said she came after seeing video of Gray’s arrest, which she said reminded her of her father’s shouts that he could not breathe when he was being arrested on a New York City street. Garner died during the confrontation.“It’s like there is no accountability, no justice,” she said. “It’s like we’re back in the ’50s, back in the Martin Luther King days. When is our day to be free going to come?”With the Rev. Jesse Jackson sitting behind him, the Rev. Jamal Bryant gave a rousing and spirited eulogy for Freddie Gray, a message that received a standing ovation from the crowded church.Bryant said Gray’s death would spur further protests, and he urged those in the audience to join.“Freddie’s death is not in vain,” Bryant said. “After this day, we’re going to keep on marching. After this day, we’re going to keep demanding justice.”Gray was arrested after making eye contact with officers and then running away, police said. He was held down, handcuffed and loaded into a van without a seat belt. Leg cuffs were put on him when he became irate inside.He asked for medical help several times even before being put in the van, but paramedics were not called until after a 30-minute ride. Police have acknowledged he should have received medical attention on the spot where he was arrested, but they have not said how his spine was injured.___Associated Press writers Juliet Linderman and Jeff Horwitz contributed to this report.last_img read more

3 Steps to Take to Start Transitioning Your Business to SaaS

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A big conversation these days concerns the debate between on-premises technology versus off-site cloud services. As subscription-based, scalable cloud software — that is, software as a service (SaaS) — becomes increasingly commonplace, more and businesses are trading in-house legacy systems for their off-site counterparts.In fact, Gartner predicts that by the end of this year, the worldwide public cloud-services market, which includes SaaS, will have grown by 18 percent over 2016.Certainly, moving to cloud software might seem intimidating to some business leaders. They might think they need data on-site for security or compliance reasons, or that a transition to SaaS products would be too costly or disruptive. So, the frequent result is that they simply stick with what’s working for (or familiar to) them. Because, well, change is difficult.But the switch to SaaS is worth it, in most cases. Currently, major software vendors are investing most of their innovation and resources into cloud-based software products, so that’s where you want to be long-term as a business owner.For products such as Windows and Office Suite, Microsoft has been focusing on its cloud offering of Microsoft 365 and Office 365. That means that on-premises Microsoft Office won’t keep innovating and evolving at the same pace; it’s already lagging behind in evolution. Additionally, customers are also keen to use the newest technology, whether it be a fresh smartphone or the latest version of an app.Related: 4 Ways SaaS Can Make Entrepreneurs More Efficient and CompetitiveFor companies, then, looking for the integration flexibility, scalability and predictable costs of SaaS, here are three steps you can take to ease the transition:1. Find out what employees want to use.Incorporating new tools sometimes isn’t appealing to business owners because their teams are already used to other systems. Adjusting to another tool, after all, takes time and therefore resources, so why change what’s already working? But chances are good that some of your employees or teams are already using SaaS software, meaning that the transition won’t be so daunting.Tools such as Box or Dropbox are becoming commonplace even in individuals’ daily lives, with the latter boasting about 500 million users. Figure out where and why employees are using these applications instead of in-house solutions — the reason is likely superior user experience and convenience — and decide whether you want to formally adopt some of your staffers’ preferred software.Related: 3 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient2. Implement SaaS where it’s needed most.Seeing what your employees are already comfortable with is just one way to approach cloud adoption. Another track you can take is to examine your current workflows to identify inefficiencies, then see which tools on the market can address those gaps in productivity.For instance, tedious or repetitive tasks such as setting appointments with clients, file-sharing or invoice processing can all be automated with a subscription-based tool. Examine what you and your team are doing — which tasks hold the most importance versus what takes the most time — and determine where you can outsource to the cloud.According to Planview’s Powering Productivity, a study on efficiency in the workplace, inefficient processes are the number one culprit behind wasted hours, so investing in a tool that addresses those kinks in operations can help reduce that loss.3. Take it slow.If employees are already using some SaaS products, congratulations — you’ve already started easing into the transition. Don’t feel that all your operations have to go to SaaS, especially not all at once.At my company, for example, we have several clients who will use our SaaS products as a customer relationship-management tool, but still use on-premise software, like Microsoft Office, for tasks like word processing and spreadsheets. As employees get more comfortable with the tools, many will transition to Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 at their own pace. Regardless of how you portion out various aspects of your business, it really is okay to take it slow and integrate SaaS at a pace that works for you and your employees.Related: Get a Grip on Your Operating Costs By Moving to the CloudPeople are often averse to change, but businesses can’t afford to be if they want to remain competitive. Legacy systems might work now, but in the long run, they become less compatible, less secure and more expensive. The reliability, flexibility and performance of cloud computing also come at a scalable price. All you need to do to take advantage of it is take the leap. Register Now » 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 29, 2017last_img read more

People may soon be able to sharpen their focus and boost

first_imgSource Two hundred and thirty-five years after the Italian scientist Luigi Galvani reported that dismembered frog legs twitch in response to a static charge applied to a nerve, we are still exploring the mysteries of what he called “Animal electricity,” especially in the brain.Aron Barbey, a neuroscientist, is the director of the University of Illinois’ Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the university’s Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, and his experiments appear to point to a time when students, soldiers, executives and the elderly could all benefit from a treatment called transcranial direct-current stimulation.It’s not hard to understand why the Air Force would be interested in what Barbey has to offer.In a series of studies published since 2013 in NeuroImage, Brain Stimulation, and other journals, tDCS alone was shown to reduce fatigue and improve or preserve performance.McKinley, who has been working with tDCS since 2007, says the effect of a 30-minute tDCS dose of two milliamperes in the morning “Lasts all day long.” In a related, yet-to-be-published AFRL sleep deprivation study, subjects were kept awake for 21 hours, then given either caffeine, sham tDCS or actual tDCS before continuing their duties for up to another 15 hours.The protocol Barbey has designed combines tDCS, nutrition, and cognitive and physical exercise in a comprehensive regimen with the potential to enhance everything from math skills to abstract reasoning.Building on that knowledge, Barbey, with various co-authors, went on to publish a formidable series of papers identifying brain networks for general intelligence, emotional intelligence, cognitive flexibility, working memory and more.In what might be considered his lesion-mapping masterwork, published in the journal Brain in April 2012, Barbey and colleagues ambitiously laid out an architecture for general intelligence and executive function-complex, goal-directed behaviors that involve widely distributed parts of the brain, including the prefrontal cortex.That study, one of the largest and most comprehensive assessments of its kind conducted to date, involved 182 Vietnam veterans and concluded that intelligence “Reflects the ability effectively to integrate verbal, spatial, motor and executive processes via a circumscribed set of cortical connections.” Barbey and his team were able to pinpoint many of these connections and describe how they worked.“We spend all this time developing these theories and thinking about the nature of the human mind and working hard to try to understand the function of these brain networks. And it becomes this very scientific, very technical enterprise. But then, once you begin working with individuals, working with patients, with Vietnam veterans, it becomes immediately apparent that there is this critical issue at stake. And it is about improving the quality of people’s lives, and finding solutions to these very hard problems that they are facing.”Stimulating the correct networks, Barbey says, depends on knowing which ones are involved in a given task and being able to target those networks at the proper dose and duration.In a typical tDCS experiment targeting the central executive network, Barbey arranges the electrodes to send the current through the frontal and parietal lobes as his subjects perform a computer-based task.Barbey says the electrical current enhances the excitability of the neurons involved in the task, making them more likely to fire and strengthening the synaptic connections between them.In a September 2015 paper, the AFRL scientist Ryan Jankord and colleagues reported that 30 minutes of tDCS in rats “Induced a robust enhancement” of the connections between cells in the hippocampus that are critical for learning and memory.In humans, tDCS also appears to recruit additional neurons not initially involved in a task, creating what Barbey calls sub-networks that improve performance.“It’s only effective under specific conditions, where you are delivering electric current to regions that are involved in the task.” This is an essential part of how he administers tDCS: The subject has to be actively using the parts of the brain in question.Research by the Air Force, unrelated to clinical disorders, may point to another potential benefit of therapeutic tDCS: Teams of researchers in Germany, Brazil, and the U.S. have found that two weeks of daily tDCS can result in weeks or even months of improved performance on a very specific task.Barbey’s lab launched the program in 2014, with $12.7 million in funding from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.Exercise might seem low-tech compared with tDCS. But Barbey is just as interested in the power of sweat as he is in the potential of electricity.Though Barbey says, the definitive clinical trial remains to be done, more than 40 years of research show an increase in gray matter volume among aerobically fit older adults, as well as a 40 percent reduced risk of cognitive decline among those who exercise regularly.“If we were to go outside right now and run at full speed all the way down to the end of the street and then run full speed all the way back,” says Barbey, “When we sat down here to continue our conversation we would be more attentive, our memory would be improved, we would have better executive control functions, and those effects would last about 20 to 30 minutes.”Barbey also wants to understand the impact of nutrition on brain health and cognition.The formula is proprietary, but Barbey says it includes ingredients to promote muscle strength, cardiovascular health, and aerobic fitness, as well as brain health.In short, Barbey believes that exercise and nutrition can provide lasting, holistic benefits that are just stimulating specific brain networks could likely never deliver.“But we’re still learning about these methods, and we’re still running experiments to evaluate their efficacy. So it’s still too early. And that’s what happens with commercialism. They go way too fast.” Barbey holds an overall dim view of the commercial brain-training industry and doesn’t want people to lump his work in with its offerings.last_img read more

The Only Private Home Ai Weiwei Ever Designed in the US Is

first_imgWant to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward. Have you ever wanted to live inside a work by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei? Now you can. The Tsai Residence in Upstate New York, which the Chinese artist designed with Swiss firm HHF Architects in 2006, is on the market for $5.25 million.Although the asking price might seem a bit steep, it’s still slightly less than the auction record for a work by Ai of $5.4 million, set for a group of bronze Zodiac Heads in 2015, according to the artnet Price Database. So it’s basically a steal.AdChoicesADVERTISINGinRead invented by TeadsThe 2,800-square-foot structure is made of four side-by-side cubes connected by interior passageways. There are three bedrooms and bathrooms, two living rooms, and three fireplaces. The building is clad in corrugated iron panels that recall an agricultural shed, giving it an industrial appearance that contrasts with the pastoral setting.“This is livable art,” listing agent Graham Klemm, who is overseeing the sale, told the Robb Report. “But it’s still very livable and practical, and [has] everything a luxury homeowner would want.”The kitchen at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The private residence in Ancram, New York, two hours outside the city, was commissioned by the Chinese-American businessman and art collector Christopher Tsai. It’s the only private property in the country designed by Ai. Today, he’s better known for his activist-inspired artwork, but he first came to widespread notice in the US for his part in the design of the so-called “Bird’s Nest” stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics with Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron.A guesthouse with an office, two bedrooms, and an art gallery was added to the 37.5-acre property by the original architects in 2009. Paneled with oxidized Cor-ten steel, the y-shaped structure won a American Architecture Award in 2013. There is also a lap pool.The property last changed hands in 2013 for $4.25 million.See more photos of the Tsai Residence below.The Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The pool at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The foyer at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The master bathroom at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The living room at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.A bedroom at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The office at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The Tsai Residence guest house, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan.The Tsai Residence guest house, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan.The Tsai Residence guest house, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan.The Tsai Residence guest house, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The guest house at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The guest house at the Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Michael Bowman Photography.The Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan.The Tsai Residence, designed by Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects. Photo by Iwan Baan.Follow artnet News on Facebook: last_img read more

Car crash after driver fails to stop at roadblock

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A vehicle crashed down an embankment last night (Saturday) after the driver failed to stop at a Public Safety roadblock in Cemetery Road.When the vehicle approached the roadblock and the driver was asked to stop, he allegedly refused and sped off. Officers gave chase and the ‘offending’ vehicle went down an embankment after the driver allegedly lost control.He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of liquor, reckless and negligent driving, as well as failing to stop at a roadblock.Four people were injured in the accident.Police, including the Ladysmith Dog (K9) Unit, Public Safety, Sharaj Ambulance Services and Er24 responded.last_img read more

Auckland to host tourism extravaganza in 2017

first_imgAuckland City SkylineAuckland to host tourism extravaganza in 2017TRENZ, New Zealand’s biggest annual international tourism showcase, will return to Auckland in 2017, Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) announced today.“After two highly successful years in Rotorua, we look forward to taking TRENZ back to New Zealand’s biggest city and international gateway,” TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts says.The announcement was made on the final day of TRENZ 2016, which has brought more than 350 influential international travel buyers and media to meet about 300 leading New Zealand tourismoperators at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre this week.TRENZ 2017 will take place on the Auckland waterfront, 9-12 May 2017.“TRENZ is a fabulous opportunity for Auckland to showcase what it has to offer international visitors,” Mr Roberts says.TRENZ 2017 will be hosted by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).ATEED Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says the city is delighted to be hosting TRENZ again.“The benefits of hosting TRENZ can be felt for several years, with buyers having the chance to discover how much Auckland has to offer. This first-hand experience of the region helps secure Auckland’s place on their clients’ future itineraries,” he says.TIA is currently working to secure venues and dates for TRENZ in 2018 and beyond, and is in discussions with several regions. TRENZ 2017Source = Tourism Industry Association NZlast_img read more

Accident in Kandahar Avenue

first_imgA collision involving three cars took place this afternoon (Monday) in Kandahar Avenue. Traffic was chaotic as people made their way home from work.At least two people were injured in the accident. Emergency personnel rushed to the scene, with Sharaj Ambulance Services stabilising the injured and then transporting them to hospital for further treatment.Update:  Three people sustained slight injuries, one person moderate injuries and one person serious injuries. One of the drivers has been arrested and will appear in court today (Tuesday, June 3). Ladysmith detectives are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

India eyes doubling of inbound tourists to 20 mn by 2020 Alphons

first_imgIndia, which saw a record number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTA) of 10 million in 2017, is targeting to double this number in the next three years, said K J Alphons Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism, Government of India while delivering the keynote address at OTM 2018 in Mumbai.“We crossed 10 million FTAs in 2017 and if we include non-resident Indians visiting the country then the number went up to over 17 million. In dollar terms our earnings have gone up by 20.2%, which is a very good growth compared to the world tourism that grew by less than 5%,” he highlighted.These are very encouraging numbers and the government is working towards doubling both the FTAs and foreign exchange earnings in the next three years. To make this possible we are working with the state governments and with the industry, as they have a big role to play, he asserted.India is doing very well internationally and is 13th in terms of foreign tourist arrivals and 7th in the Asia Pacific, the Minister outlined.“We are getting good spenders who are contributing 6.88% to the GDP and the sector is also contributing 12.6% to the employment,” he added.On the upcoming Tourism Policy, Alphons said, it should be out in two or three months, as “we are incorporating new ideas.”last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Continue Their Ascent as Worries Grow

first_img August 23, 2012 436 Views in Data, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Bankrate Euro European Union Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Housing Affordability Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing Service Providers 2012-08-23 Tory Barringer Mortgage Rates Continue Their Ascent as Worries Growcenter_img Share Fixed mortgage rates continued their uphill climb following promising housing gains in July, but the upward trend might be short-lived.[IMAGE]According to “”Freddie Mac’s””: weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent (0.7 point) for the week ending August 23, up from 3.62 percent the previous week.The 15-year FRM also slid up, averaging 2.89 percent (0.6 point). A week ago, the 15-year fixed averaged 2.88 percent.Meanwhile, the 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage averaged 2.80 [COLUMN_BREAK]percent (0.6 point), up from 2.76 percent in the last survey. The 1-year ARM fell a bit, averaging 2.66 percent (0.4 point), down from 2.69 percent before.Increases in fixed mortgage rates seemed to be spurred by reports from the Census Bureau and the National Association of Realtors showing gains in residential building permits and existing home sales and prices for the month of July.””’s””: weekly survey showed fairly large fixed-rate increases, with the 30-year averaging 3.91 percent (up from 3.86 percent) and the 15-year averaging 3.12 percent (from 3.05 percent). Meanwhile, the 5/1 ARM slid down to 2.90 percent from 2.93 percent the week attributed the gains to the country’s recent small economic victories but warned the upward trend may not last.””The eerie quietness on the European debt front, the better tone of U.S. economic data, and the rallying stock market have combined to lead bond yields and mortgage rates higher,”” the company said in a release. “”But the European debt crisis hasn’t been resolved, and the economy is not strong enough to put all our worries to rest, particularly with the fiscal cliff looming, so don’t expect mortgage rates to continue moving higher.””In fact, one hiccup and we could well see mortgage rates heading back down,”” the site added.last_img read more


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3 essential travel reminders from vlogger Kulas Jennermann

first_img1. SAY ‘NO’ TO PLASTIC A topic Jennermann focused on during the mentoship was about island conservation. As a Juan Effect ambassador, he helps promote sustainable tourism by encouraging responsible traveling. “This is the first time I think I’ve ever use the term ‘no’, possibly in my life. I’m using that term in a positive way. The reason why I want you you think about that, is because it is the easiest way that you guys can help with island conservation. And what do you mean by that? Well, you gotta learn how to say ‘no,’” he shared. He said that travelers should always know how to say “no” and refuse single-use plastic. Shops usually bag their products with plastic, while restaurants and vendors use plastic cups and straws.He also reminded the participants that most islands in the Philippines have communities and travelers should remember to “pack out what you pack in” as these islands don’t have proper waste management systems like most cities. CEBU, Philippines — Kyle “Kulas” Jennermann, who is more popularly known as the vlogger behind the Becoming Filipino channel on video-sharing site YouTube, is a Canadian who considers the Philippines as his home.With almost 500,000 subscribers on the video sharing platform and more than 100 million views collectively, Jennermann has explored most of the country than most Filipinos. In fact, he has been to 70 provinces in the Philippines and has traveled thousands of kilometers on the road on his trusty motorbike.He has also traveled to 30 countries for work and leisure before stepping foot on Philippine shores in 2013. He has since fell in love with the country, has been living in Cagayan de Oro, and documented his travels and sharing them on YouTube. As one of the most popular travel vloggers in the country, Jennermann has given numerous travel tips through his channel and social media accounts. More recently, he shared his passion for travel with the participants of Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun 2019. Along with other coaches, he shared important and practical insights about traveling during the send-off party held at Dusit Thani Mactan in Cebu.  The five participating teams for this year’s Juan for Fun. Handout Kyle Jennerman or more popularly known as Becoming Filipino on YouTube. Photo by author Jennermann is one of the travel coaches of the annual event that exposes a select group of young people to the wonderful world of travel. The other coaches include travel writer Jude Bacalso, host and social media personality Joyce Pring, and actor and vlogger Mikael Daez. The coaches mentored five groups of college-age Filipinos from all over the Philippines. This year, the budget airline selected young Filipinos who are passionate about personal advocacies, from agriculture promotion to protecting the country’s endemic bird species. One group is led by Bin Nur Maganhcong, who is from Marawi and is a survivor of the siege in 2017. These students from Mindanao State University are passionate about sharing their Maranao culture and debunking misconceptions about Mindanao and its people. “We hope to further these passions by flying them to Philippine destinations that would be most relevant to their advocacy. Because this is with the goal that you guys come back seven days later raring to inspire others,” explained Cebu Pacific marketing director Michelle De Guzman.  3. THE RIGHT ATTITUDE GOES A LONG WAY Aside from vlogging equipment like a camera and a phone (with a good camera), one of Jennermann’s most important travel essentials is a good attitude. He is known to have a cheerful disposition and always wears a smile. Having that joyful behavior became an asset for him and his travels around the Philippines. It’s one characteristic he shares with Filipinos. “Honestly for me, the only essential I really have is a good attitude. People forget that you don’t actually need much with you to go and experience and enjoy another place besides the right kind of attitude and a little bit spending money. That’s about it,” he said. The participants are currently on their one-week trip around the Philippines, which will culminate in Manila on Thursday, August 8. Jennermann has these tips on becoming a good and responsible traveler.  Juan for Fun 2019 coaches (from left) Kyle Jennermann, Joyce Pring, Jude Bacalso, and Mikael Daez. Handout 2. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTEDIt’s normal for travelers to have certain expectations on a particular place or destination, be it positive or negative. For instance, Jennermann traveled to Boracay recently for the first time. He had certain expectations about the island, which were mostly negative. “I’ve never been to Boracay and thinking about it now, because I’ve put these expectations, I know what Boracay’s going to be like. It’s going to be like a bunch of resorts, bunch of people, party on the beach. What a negative thing to have, putting expectations on a place,” he said. To a certain degree, expectations can be proven true, but one’s experience differs from another’s. Negative expectations can also ruin a whole experience. “Whenever I talk to people about Boracay, I actually hear very good things. Even prior to the cleanup, I still hear positive responses about Boracay. So it made me realize again, when you go somewhere and you have expectations, those are usually wrong,” he said. last_img read more

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