first_imgThe ball could soon be in play again for a Brush Prairie golf course’s controversial push to become part of Battle Ground.Applicants seeking to add The Cedars on Salmon Creek golf course to the city narrowly missed the needed number of signatures in August. Now, they are seeking annexation again, only this time the application does not include the property of residents of a neighborhood vehemently opposed to the move.Golf course owner Gordy Jolma and the course’s former owners, Saunders LLC, will bring a new annexation petition before the Battle Ground City Council during the Oct. 3 meeting. Should the council accept the 10-percent petition, the applicants would then need to gather signatures from owners of 60 percent of the land they are annexing. Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick would need to certify the petition before the applicants could bring the matter before the council a second time.It was at the 60 percent petition where the golf course’s first annexation request went into the rough.The applicants received 59.64 percent of signatures from owners of properties on the submitted annexation map. Residents of Northeast149th Avenue in Brush Prairie chose not to sign the petition due to concerns about the applicant’s long-term plans and how a move to Battle Ground would benefit them.Why the applicants included the residents on Northeast 149th Avenue in the first place remains unclear.“That’s a good question,” said Robert Maul, Battle Ground’s community development director.A question for which Jolma said this week he did not have an answer.“I wasn’t aware we didn’t leave them out,” Jolma said, noting he had no intention to include anyone who opposed annexation. “It was a lack of communication. When we discovered it, it was too late.”Residents have previously questioned how Jolma would not know what was on his own petition. They claim Jolma included them to create islands that would make it easier for Battle Ground to annex other areas of The Cedars, which is in Battle Ground’s urban growth boundary. Battle Ground officials have denied any such plot existed.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Cellphone video captured a reptile swimming in Biscayne Bay near downtown Miami, but the people who recorded it did not know if it was a crocodile or alligator.The reptile was spotted in the water off Brickell Bay Drive.The video sparked reactions from social media users. Some called the reptile “The Lochness Monster,” while others commented that it was just another day in Miami.Wildlife experts believe the reptile is a gator.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud was the chief guest at the TRS membership campaign taken up on Sunday in Shamsiguda under the leadership of Ward Member Kashinath Yadav. Goud handed over the membership receipts to new members.Speaking at the event, Goud stated that the widespread membership programmes have been taking places in all colonies of the Allwyn Colony division. Among those present, along the corporator, were TRS leaders Ramesh, Ravi, Virender Yadav, Yadagiri, Gurunath, Yedupayala Srinu, Amaranth,Kashappa and Karan Singh.last_img read more

first_imgNational Human Rights CommissionThe murder of Nusrat could have been avoided had the local administration and madrasa management council duly acted, National Human Rights Commission said in its investigation report.The commission said both the police officials concerned and the district administration showed negligence in performing their duties.NHRC chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque on Tuesday disclosed the report at the commission’s office in the city’s Kawran Bazar area.NHRC director (complaints and investigation) Al-Mahmud Foyzul Kabir and deputy director (complaints and investigation) M Rabiul Islam carried out the investigation.On 27 March, the student’s mother filed a case against the principal on charges of sexually abusing her daughter.On 6 April, the student had gone to Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa to take the Alim examination. She was set on fire after being tricked into going to the rooftop of the madrasa, after refusing to withdraw the case against the principal. She was admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College and Hospital in a critical condition.On 10 April, Nusrat died at the hospital. Her death triggered huge outcry across the country, demanding justice. Many of the accused have been arrested.According to the NHRC report, principal Siraj Ud Doula had abused Nusrat sexually at his room. People loyal to him had poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.The report said the police station asked immodest questions to Nusrat, and they tried to show the matter very lightly.The video of Nusrat’s interview with police was posted on social media. Sonagazi police station officer-in-charge discharged his duties in an irresponsible manner. It went against the Digital Security Act, the report further said. Nusrat Jahan RafiThe report said, “Siraj Ud Doula was the super at a Doulatpur madrasa in 1995. He had gay relationship with madrasa students. A number of fraudulent cases against him are going on in the court.”Students and guardians lodged complaints against the principal to upazila nirbahi officer, additional district magistrate, madrasa governing body and police station, NHRC said in its report adding that local administration and madrasa authorities did not take any steps.It is unbelievable how someone gets appointed as a madrasa principal despite having so many allegations against him, NHRC commission chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque said.He said an investigation should be carried out to find out people behind his appointment.Reazul Hoque said, “Nusrat’s soul will be in peace if her killers are punished duly.”The NRCH chairman said the members of police have already been closed. Their punishment has to be ensured if they were found guilty, he added.The NHRC report has made a seven-point recommendation. It recommend taking action against those police and admin officials who showed negligence in their duties. It also recommended taking action against those who assisted the madrasa principal.The madrasa governing body has to be reconstituted, the NHRC report observed, adding that the security of the family members have to be ensured as well.last_img read more

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comDr. Kelsi Bracmort was bothered that many of the children’s books that she read to her young mentees were so divorced from real life that she decided to do something about it.Bracmort, a native of the District of Columbia who resides in Ward 7, made a decision to become an author. Her first book, Simone Visits the Museum, is a story about a young girl living in Southeast.“Simone Visits the Museum” is a book about a young girl who lives in Southeast D.C. having an exciting day of adventures with her parents. (Courtesy Photo)“Too many times the people who know very little about Southeast have the loudest microphone,” Bracmort said. “Uninformed rhetoric hurts people. This book shows a side of D.C. that few people outside of Southeast are aware of such that Black family life in this city is real and it is beautiful.“The book goes beyond the news headlines, and digs deeper into everyday happenings of family life.”Bracmort holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and bio-systems engineering from North Carolina A&T University and a master’s of science and doctorate in agriculture and biological engineering from Purdue University. She is a reading mentor for Everybody Wins! a District program that promotes literacy.Simone Visits the Museum is the first in a series about Simone, an inquisitive and vibrant fourth grader who lives with her parents, her older brother, Scott, and their dog, Sophie. The book follows Simone through an exciting day with her mother with the highlight being visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, where she misplaces an item of value.Bracmort said Simone Visits the Museum is about responsibility, paying attention to her surroundings and the importance of family, the type of children’s book that she rarely came across.“I wanted to do a book on an angle that is fresh and a story not told before,” she said.Bracmort said it took two years to complete the book and worked closely with the illustrator, Takeia Marie. She named the main character “Simone” after famed entertainer and activist Nina Simone.Bracmort said she wanted to show the bonds and interactions that African American children often have with their families and present a Black child that was well-behaved.“I wanted to reflect the conversations that curious young girls in D.C. have,” she said. “I want girls to take advantage of all that D.C. has to offer.”Bracmort will have readings and book signings on “Ward 7 Day” on Sept 8, Sept. 22 at the East City Book Shop near Capitol Hill and Sept. 23 at Mahogany Books in Anacostia. Her book already has generated positive reviews.“Simone Visits the Museum is an awesome book,” Melissa Bradley, managing director at Project 500, a business development group in the District, said. “As a parent, I am thrilled to find a book whose character resonates with my children. As someone who has been in D.C. for over 30 years it is refreshing to see a story that reflects a positive experience of a young brown girl.“The book depicts the city and all it has to offer in a realistic and engaging way. As an entrepreneur, I am so proud of Kelsi for her persistence, commitment and integrity throughout the process.”last_img read more

first_imgSometimes we can’t let go of memories because they are constant reminders of a great time that we never expect to end. Durga Puja is undoubtedly one of those kinds. In my childhood, my father never encouraged us to buy new clothes during Pujo and instead, he insisted us to buy as and when required. It was austerity, the no.1 indulgence that my father used to believe in. But we were very much pampered by my grandmother and it was great fun to go out for Pujo shopping with her. She was in her 70s with a broken leg but full of life and energy and she used to accompany us in our maternal uncle’s minibus for pandal hopping in and around the city. And still, I just can’t seem to forget the way we used to savour the delicacies of Kolkata, mainly streetfood, as it was strictly prohibited at home. Those were the most amazing days for sure. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeI truly believe that for any Bengali the amazement and excitement for Durga Pujo is something eternal. It brings a happy festive atmosphere all over. It is just not an event that brings the city of Kolkata to a halt but is a festival that unites people. During the time of Partition of Bengal in 1905, Rabindranath Tagore rightly portrayed the harmony amongst all religions during Durga Puja and I must say, it’s still pretty much the same.The textile industry of Kolkata plays a significant role in the economy of Bengal. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedI met the proprietor of Saha Textile, Kanti Saha, years back in Barasat where I was looking for a textile store. Our bond strengthened over the years. When the beautiful showroom was inaugurated at Hindustan Park, my joy knew no bound as I was aware of its popularity and of course the much-desired proximity.Saha, a true connoisseur of art and culture with his innovative work and business module, has acquired a different place in Bengal’s textile industry. He has made Barasat as the unique centre for his praiseworthy activities, which I am extremely proud of. Restoration and revival of tradition and culture in the field of textile has always been his aspiration. I have witnessed that Puja shopping at his shop is fun and I really look forward to those times.last_img read more

first_img Listen Now 6 min read January 25, 2011 The secret to surviving this Great Recession may turn out to be how you manage working capital–the difference between the money you’ve been paid and the cash you owe.The good news is that clever startups are coming to market with big new ideas intended not only to change the way small businesses handle money, but in some cases to also cut out big, bad, TARP-grabbing traditional banks altogether.”The market is beginning to understand how much value there is in unlocking what is not working in the financial infrastructure,” says Aaron Patzer, vice president of the Personal Finance Group at Intuit and founder of Mint.com, the online personal finance site Intuit purchased last year.Here then, is how to get the most out of next-gen working capital.1. Put future sales to workThe old-school small-business dynamic of paying a bill by the agreed-upon due date or face usurious late fees is disappearing. BillFloat, based in San Francisco, is launching micro-credit for small business. Using investment and tech backing from online giant PayPal, BillFloat will provide as much as $1,000 of unsecured credit for 30 days to pay any bill.BillFloat charges a flat rate for each micro loan. Fees during the current beta period, for example, are $4.99 per bill for a $50 loan and as much as $14.06 to pay a $225 bill. This fee combines a 3 percent monthly interest rate and a flat service charge per bill. Lendees have 30 days to repay and can extend terms as long as they notify BillFloat. Interest continues to accrue while the balance is outstanding.Traditional banks also are morphing into financing innovators. Capital Access Network has created a product called AdvanceMe that provides working capital based on a company’s estimated future credit card transactions. The outfit also reviews other factors–including whether a company has a minimum monthly credit volume of $5,000–before agreeing to provide a lump sum. The Scarsdale, N.Y., company says the approach lets firms with lower credit scores qualify for loans.Clearly, new financing options like these will strain some small businesses. For example, as low-cost as BillFloat might be compared with charges for bounced checks, 3 percent per month works out to a near-Sopranos level of 36 percent annually. And financing tools like those offered from Capital Access Network require sophisticated accounting because, technically, the cash is not a loan, but a form of accelerated sale. Companies will need to think through options to be sure these deals make business sense.2. Get your money fasterConsidering all the innovation in digital technology and the web, small-business billing is still almost ludicrously old-fashioned snail-mail paper bills and paper checks or fast but pricey web-based billing and payment services. Now third parties are offering new ways to expedite inbound cash.Invoicera, based in New Delhi, provides services like international billing, multiple payment gateway support, fiscal team management and automatic billing. Basic tools are free, and $10 a month buys access for as many as 25 users and more features. The system requires at least a working knowledge of accounting to use properly.Bill.com in Palo Alto, Calif., offers a near-enterprise-grade billing and invoicing tool that extends to managing payroll and billing options via the web. “Small-business owners are beginning to demand the kind of controls they have in their personal banking tools from the business tools,” says Jeff Schultz, Bill.com’s vice president of marketing.Traditional financial service firms are not far behind. Charge card giant American Express is betting on a new payment service that ties web payment options, financing and other services to small-business invoices.The rub with all these is cost. American Express charges to manage receivables. Fees are complex and vary by amount and product used, but entry-level accounts cost 2.89 percent of each bill, plus 15 cents per transaction. Bill.com’s service starts at $20 per month, plus 99 cents per check and 49 cents per electronic transaction. So firms must be careful not to get buried by these costs.3. Lose the payroll, the paper and even the branchBankSimple is angling to offer all the services of a bank without the actual building. The Brooklyn, N.Y., firm is establishing a web-based financial system that will offer free ATMs, automated money management, smartphone bank deposits and free online bill payment with what the firm claims are no hidden fees and far lower costs than traditional banks.New banking hybrids are springing up fast. Austin, Texas-based MPOWER Ventures, through its prepaid debit card brand Mango Financial, recently opened its first “Mango Store” in Austin. A lower-cost alternative to high-priced check cashing, Mango’s new retail location provides prepaid MasterCards, mobile money transfers and free alternatives to many financial transactions. The service gives small businesses not only new payroll options, but also lets their employees cash checks less expensively. Mango will offer payment options for small businesses looking to pay employees in cash. It hopes to open stores across the country on a march to become the Starbucks of next-gen banking.PayNearMe is looking to do away not only with paper checks, but paper money, too. The Mountain View, Calif., company has pioneered the use of bar-coded vouchers, which any desktop imaging device can produce and which can be used to pay for anything from goods at 7-Eleven stores to rental cars from firms like Avis.There are risks for these services. Fees are higher for working through third-party ATMs, and the tax implications are significant. The IRS likes to know where your money is.4. Smarter point-of-sale For sheer innovation, it’s tough to beat the changes coming at the point-of-sale. One of the most cutting-edge is Palo Alto-based Bling Nation, which is trying to deploy a system that lets small firms create on-the-fly loyalty programs. The cash-back and points system works through BlingTag, a fob that attaches to the back of any mobile device–no cash or credit card needed. The BlingTag lets merchants track purchases, reward customers and offer discounts almost automatically.Firms like Plastic Jungle, meanwhile, are in the $30 billion market of uncashed gift cards. The San Jose, Calif., firm buys the remaining balances on unused or unwanted gift cards both from users and businesses, then resells this purchasing power to buyers using its Gift Card Exchange. Spreads range from 30 percent to 92 percent of face value, depending on the retailer and value of the gift card. “If you have gift cards on your books, this is a new way to get working capital,” says Bruce Bower, CEO of Plastic Jungle.Again, there are drawbacks. Bling Nation must work with existing credit card vendors, which can be challenging. And gift cards face steep competition from prepaid debit cards that replicate the gift card experience but can work with any retailer.”All this activity does bring excitement to the market,” says Patzer of Intuit, in Mountain View, Calif. “But getting from a good idea to a good business takes awhile.”Corrections & Amplifications: An earlier version of this article misidentified the maker of AdvanceMe in its second reference. It is Capital Access Network. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. This story appears in the February 2011 issue of . Subscribe »last_img read more

first_imgChrome 53 breaks HTTPS Everywhere by Martin Brinkmann on September 04, 2016 in Google Chrome – Last Update: September 04, 2016 – 27 commentsIf you are a Google Chrome user on the stable channel, you may have noticed that some of your extensions stopped working with the update to Chrome 53.While any number of extensions may be affected by this, the issue has been confirmed for HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger.Here is what is happening:The extensions install fine when you click on the install button on Google’s official Chrome Web Store. You see the icon in the toolbar for a brief moment, but it is removed automatically after a second or so.The extension is at that point no longer enabled, and you may verify that by opening the extensions manager in the browser. Load chrome://extensions/ in the browser’s address bar to do so.The same happens if the extension is already installed as it will show up as corrupted as well.All affected extensions are listed as corrupted (This extension may have been corrupted). The only options you get for those extensions is to click on repair to try and resolve the issue, or to uninstall it from Chrome.Repair attempts to install the extension again. First, it removes the installed copy of the extension. Once done, it attempts to reinstall the extension.This worked fine on a test system. The extension was listed as installed and enabled after the repair process finished.It is unclear why extensions become corrupt after upgrading to Chrome 53. The issue was first reported on the HTTPS Everywhere Github page at the end of July. Users who reported the issue are also noticing it when running Dev versions of Google Chrome. This means that issue exists not only in Chrome 53 but also Chrome 54.If you are using Google Chrome, you may want to check the status of all extensions installed in the web browser to make sure none has been deactivated silently in the background due to corruption.Some users stated on Github that repairing did not resolve the issue for them.Now You: Did you notice any corrupt extensions after upgrading to Chrome 53?SummaryArticle NameChrome 53 breaks HTTPS EverywhereDescriptionIf you are a Google Chrome user on the stable channel, you may have noticed that some of your extensions stopped working with the update to Chrome 53.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgTags: Philippines, Travel Alert 36 people killed in Manila casino attack << Previous PostNext Post >> A tourist wearing a bathrobe gestures after he was evacuated from the Resorts World Manila after gunshots and explosions were heard in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De CastroDEATH IN ROOM 510At dawn, the body of the suspected gunman was found in a hotel room in the smoldering complex, which is close to Manila’s airport and an air force base, police said.“He burned himself inside the hotel room 510,” national police chief Ronald dela Rosa told a news conference. “He lay down on the bed, covered himself in a thick blanket and apparently doused himself in gasoline.”Resorts World Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly said casino guards had shot and wounded the gunman – armed with what authorities described as a “baby armalite” – during the attack.“Severe loss of blood from the gunshot wound significantly slowed down the assailant and resulted to his holing up in the room where he took his own life,” Reilly said.Officials said at least 54 people were hurt, some seriously, as they rushed to escape what was at first was believed to have been a militant attack.Survivor Magdalena Ramos, who was a guest at the hotel, said people began shouting “ISIS! ISIS!” when the gunfire began. The 57-year-old said she hid in a kitchen and then fled when the smoke became too thick.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsBut police quickly said they did not believe the attacker had any militant connections.“We cannot attribute this to terrorism,” national police chief dela Rosa told DZMM radio.“We are looking into a robbery angle because he did not hurt any people and went straight to the casino chips storage room. He parked at the second floor and barged into the casino, shooting large TV screens and poured gasoline on a table setting it on fire,” he said.Earlier reports said the gunman may have been white, but police later said he appeared to be Filipino, although they were still establishing his nationality.Kimberly Molitas, a spokeswoman for the capital’s police office, said 113 million pesos ($2.27 million) worth of casino chips stolen during the raid had been recovered. Friday, June 2, 2017 MANILA — A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital on Friday, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people who suffocated in thick smoke, in an attack claimed by Islamic State but which officials believe was a botched robbery.The gunman killed himself in a hotel room after being shot and wounded by security officers at the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex, police said. A second “person of interest” who was in the casino at the time was cooperating with the investigation, police said.Most of the dead suffocated in the chaos. Many guests and staff had tried to hide from the gunfire rather than get out of the building when attack began shortly after midnight (1600 GMT) and fell victim to the smoke, the fire bureau said.“Islamic State fighters carried out the Manila attack in the Philippines,” the militant group’s Amaq news agency said.But that was quickly rejected by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, who said all the evidence pointed to an attempt to steal casino chips. Police said they were not looking at other motives.A suspected gunman is seen in the Resorts World Manila entertainment complex in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines in this combination of pictures taken from close circuit television (CCTV) handed out by Philippine National Police and released on June 2, 2017. Philippine National Police/Handout via Reuters“This is plain and simple propaganda,” Esperon told Reuters.“If the lone gunman was really an IS terrorist, why did he not shot and kill people in the casino? He only went for the casino chips.”The IS claim, which came nearly 24 hours after the attack, also contradicted a statement from Ernesto Abella, a spokesman for President Rodrigo Duterte, who said there was no evidence linking it to fighting between government troops and Islamist militants in the country’s south.“All indications point to a criminal act by an apparently emotionally disturbed individual,” Abella told a news conference. “Although the perpetrator gave warning shots, there apparently was no indication that he wanted to do harm or shoot anyone.”More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthOscar Albayalde, chief of the capital’s police office, said those who died were in the casino’s main gaming area.“What caused their deaths is the thick smoke,” he told reporters. “The room was carpeted and of course the tables, highly combustible.”A Resorts World official said the dead included 22 guests.center_img Evacuated employees are seen at the entrance of a hotel near a situation at a Resorts World building in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De CastroGUNSHOTS, PANICVideos posted on social media showed people fleeing as several loud bangs went off.“Even the security personnel panicked,” casino guest Jeff Santos told a radio station. “Definitely us patrons we did not expect that, everyone ran away.”Jeri Ann Santiago, who works in the emergency room at the San Juan de Dios hospital, said patients were suffering from smoke inhalation and some had fractures. None had gunshot wounds, she said.The Philippines has been on heightened alert amid a crisis in the south of the country, where troops have been battling Islamist rebels since May 23.Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao last week and has warned it could become a haven for Islamic State supporters fleeing Iraq and Syria.Security was tightened around the presidential palace on Friday, with armored personal carriers stationed on approach roads and river ferries barred from passing close by.Taiwan’s foreign ministry said four people from Taiwan were among those killed and South Korea said one of its citizens had died, apparently after a heart attack.Shares in resort owner Travellers International Hotel Group Inc, a joint venture of the Philippines’ Alliance Global Group Inc and Genting Hong Kong Ltd, fell 7 percent. By: Manolo Serapio Jr and Neil Jerome MoraleSource: Reuters Share (Additional reporting by Peter Blaza, Clare Baldwin, Karen Lema, Manuel Mogato, Enrico Dela Cruz and Martin Petty in MANILA and Ju-min Park in SEOUL; Writing by Alex Richardson and Lincoln Feast; Editing by Robert Birsel and Nick Macfie)last_img read more

first_img in journal, News, Origination equity Placements Financing Multifamily real estate sales Walker & Dunlop 2018-04-01 Radhika Ojha Share  Bethesda, Maryland-based Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has hired a new, multifamily-focused investment sales team in Boston, Massachusetts. The team allows the continued expansion of the company’s banking and brokerage platform in pursuit of its mission to build the premier commercial real estate finance company in the United States.Managing Directors Michael Coyne and Travis D’Amato join Walker & Dunlop from Jones Lang LaSalle (“JLL”), where they led the multifamily Capital Markets presence in the New England region. While at JLL, they originated approximately $3 billion worth of sales, financing, and equity placements.“We are thrilled to welcome this extraordinary team of investment sales professionals to Walker & Dunlop,” commented Kris Mikkelsen, COO, and MD of Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales. “Michael and Travis are highly regarded by large owners of commercial real estate and have the client base, track record, and personal character to be wonderful additions to the Walker & Dunlop team.”  This new team expands the company’s multifamily investment sales practice into five new states, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, growing the firm’s market reach in terms of states licensed to do business by 38 percent. In 2017, Walker & Dunlop’s multifamily-focused investment sales business grew volumes by 18 percent, to $3 billion. Overall, Walker & Dunlop generated $28 billion in total transaction volume in 2017, finishing the year with 7.3 percent market share in total multifamily lending within the United States. center_img April 1, 2018 511 Views Walker & Dunlop Adds Investment Sales Team in Bostonlast_img read more

first_imgAn increase in the budget of the Electricity Authority (EAC) that will be passed on to consumers was necessary because of changes from the EU, authority spokesperson Christina Papadopoulou said on Friday.It became evident during the presentation of the EAC budget for 2019 at the House on Thursday that consumers would have to foot the €38.9 million bill for the purchase of carbon credits, an amount more than double than that of 2018.In 2017, the EAC’s budget for the purchasing of greenhouse gas emission rights, or carbon credits, which is passed on to consumers, amounted to €12.2m. This was raised to €19.3m the following year, before increasing 101 per cent to reach €38.9m in 2019.This steep increase was necessary for three reasons, Papadopoulou said.Firstly, she told the Cyprus Mail, until today the EU had provided the EAC with a certain number of free carbon credits, though these are significantly decreasing, and will be eliminated completely as of 2020, by which time the Commission aims to reduce its domestic emissions by at least 20 per cent.“As such,” Papadopoulou said, “the EAC must purchase more carbon credits.”The second reason, is that the EU has also increased the price of purchasing carbon credits, also in view of meeting its 2020 environmental, energy and climate targets, Papadopoulou said.And finally, the EAC expects an increase in demand for electricity in 2019, so will be required to step up electricity production, which in turn increases the released emissions, Papadopoulou added.From the total budget of €882m allocated for 2019 the largest chunk – €564m or 64 per cent – will be spent on the purchase of fuel for electricity production, on which €50m more will be spent this year compared to 2018.“The EAC is making steps towards decreasing the emissions it releases,” Papadopoulou noted, such as through the instalment of emission control systems in older power plants.“We are also restructuring power plants to allow electricity production through the use of natural gas, which may still release emissions but can bring a significant decrease which will allow us to be within the EU 2020 limits,” Papadopoulou said.The EAC is also making strides towards installing photovoltaic technologies for the production of electricity through renewable energy sources, she added.Further expenses in the EAC’s budget concerned salary expenses, which were budgeted at €99.8m (11.3 per cent), and financing and taxation costs will amount to €15.3m, €9m of which will be given as a donation to the military.From the sale of water produced at the desalination plant within the Vasilikos power station, EAC expects to receive €15m in 2019.The budget foresees a total income of €927m, leaving it with a clean profit of €35.6m, which may be a step down from the €50m profit made in 2017, but is almost double last year’s profit of €20m.You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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resigned on Friday. Back to those nasty assumptions. Visit the Wikipedia page on Mompreneurs and youll see that most of the links in the "See Also" section are about work life balance There is a strongly held assumption that women entrepreneurs struggle with work life issues above all other challenges A similar search of "Dadpreneur" on Wikipedia didnt return the same results Do we really believe men dont struggle with this too Further can we admit its possible that entrepreneurs who happen to also be moms might NOT struggle with work life balance as much as we assume Can we change our mindset to believe that many entrepreneurs who are also moms wake up in the morning thinking about how theyre going to take on the world with their start up That many of them enjoy spending eight to 10 hours a day focused on disrupting an industry and dont give a second thought to the audacity of ordering pizza three nights a week That many many entrepreneurs who also call themselves mom spend as much time visualizing how to get to a B round or a billion dollar valuation as they do visualizing a great life for their kids Yes these things can be of equal importance to women Motherhood doesnt define us in our careers or predict the success of our ventures Our vision and tenacity does If you really want to label me call me what I am Im an entrepreneur Aly Saxe is founder and CEO of Iris PR Software This article originally appeared on Medium Contact us at editors@timecom IDEAS TIME Ideas hosts the world’s leading voices providing commentary on events in news society and culture We welcome outside contributions Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of TIME editorsperrigo@time. Rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called on the U. Plainview.

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and Kim was dating Reggie Bush— but pictures don’t lie That is one couple begging for a lifetime of being photographed next to each other Chris Weeks—WireImage/Getty Images In February 2009 Kim and Kanye were spotted sitting almost next to each other at the Y-3 show during New York Fashion Week Kim was with boyfriend Bush Later that week Kanye outed his relationship with model Amber Rose Mike Coppola—FilmMagic/Getty Images Kimye became an official romantic thing in April 2012—there had been rumors that they were sneaking around when Kim was still married to Kris Humphries but no matter In May the couple was photographed in Cannes before the premiere of the rapper’s 30-minute short film Cruel Summer Mike Marsland—WireImage/Getty Images How’s this for a double date Kimye sat next to Mr and Mrs Carter (all hail queen Bey) at the BET awards in July 2012 Christopher Polk—Getty Images The fashionistas went to Paris Fashion Week in September 2012 Michel Dufour—WireImage/Getty Images Come October 2012 the couple were spotted dressed up as Batman and Catwoman for Halloween Because leather Alexander Tamargo—Getty Images Kanye announced that Kim was pregnant at a December 2012 concert That probably helped secure the Feb 2013 cover of L’Officiel Hommes L’Officiel Hommes In April 2013 a very pregnant Kim finally got her pesky divorce with Kris Humphries fully sorted David McNew—Getty Images Kimye had a chance to celebrate the divorce for May’s Met Gala Kim wore a dress that was very memorable—for obvious reasons Jamie McCarthy—Getty Images And baby makes three Come June North West (get it) was born @kimkardashian via Instagram Kanye decided to take Beyonce’s wise words to heart: he put a very large ring on it after an uber-elaborate surprise engagement at AT&T Park in October as Kim’s birthday surprise @kimkardashian via Instagram But no engagement is finalized until you star in a supremely awkward music video together Here’s a shot for Kanye’s classic-in-the-making: "Bound 2" We imagine this is how they will come down the aisle Vevo Kimye set their wedding date in March and celebrated on the cover of Vogue Mario Testino—Vogue This is Kimye’s version of pre-wedding sweatpants in Paris before their fashion-forward nupitals at Forte di Belvedere in Florence in May 2014 where Kim wore a Givenchy Haute Couture gown Jacques Brinon—AP The king and queen of couture attend the 2015 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4 2015 in New York City—just weeks before they would announce that Kim is pregnant again Taylor Hill—FilmMagic/Getty Images 1 of 15 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecomHillary Clinton does not face a serious primary challenger for the Democratic nomination in 2016 but that isn’t stopping some liberals from putting together the trappings for one The handful of Democrats who have expressed interest in challenging Clinton Sen Bernie Sanders former Maryland Gov Martin O’Malley and former Virginia Sen Jim Webb are all polling double digits behind her and raising minimal funds None have the kind of name recognition that could seriously threaten her inevitable march to the nomination But that’s not stopping some on the left from trying their hand at the classic primary squeeze play of raising issues in the primary in an effort to persuade her to adopt them Over the weekend during his first foray into the early caucus state of Iowa O’Malley called for tougher sanctions on Wall Street and “too-big-to-fail” banks and for reinstating Glass-Steagall a law that separated commercial and investment banking which was repealed in 1999 He also called for strongly supporting the long-embattled Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which was passed in 2010 response to the financial crisis “Today most Republicans in Congress are hell-bent on disassembling the Dodd-Frank Act” O’Malley’s PAC O’Say Can You See wrote in a press release Monday along with a link to a petition “And too many Democrats have been complicit in the backslide toward less regulation” O’Malley’s populist swing came the same weekend that the Boston Globe featured a splashy package begging Massachusetts Senator and liberal hero Elizabeth Warren to run for president “Democrats need Elizabeth Warren’s Voice in the 2016 presidential race” the editorial board urged (The idea is not totally out of left field as it were Though Warren has said repeatedly that she is not running for president she has been somewhat cagey about it She studiously uses the present tense “I am not running for president” and has yet to endorse a Clinton candidacy) This week the Progressive Change Campaign Committee also re-upped its ongoing effort to motivate liberals to challenge Clinton’s famously Wall Street-friendly economic positions Liberals should join New Hampshire and Iowa leaders in urging candidates to “campaign on big bold economic populist ideas” the PCCC urged “The more momentum we get the more Hillary Clinton and others will take notice” So what’s all this clamoring calling-to-arms actually add up to Liberal optimists argue that it’s the only thing that will help scooch Clinton to the left at a time when she’s already planning her general election strategy They believe that Clinton will adopt some of their positions in order to win the full-throated endorsement of key liberals such as Warren who she’ll need to rally the base in 2016 Liberal pessimisists say it’s all for naught Without a face to put on these ideas or even a name on a ballot the left won’t have enough clout to persuade Clinton to change course Even if she doesn’t adopt any of their ideas Clinton could still rally the liberal base in the general election because she’d be the first female president by adopting other liberal planks or by running against the right Republican See the 2016 Candidates Looking Very Presidential Sen Ted Cruz is surrounded by stars and stripes at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington DC on September 26 2014 Mark Peterson—Redux Hillary Clinton Hillary Clinton gazes pensively into the distance at Iowa Senator Tom Harken’a annual Steak Fry in Indianola Iowa on September 14 2014 Brooks Kraft—Corbis for TIME Jeb Bush Former Florida Gov Jeb Bush flashes a power watch before giving his keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington on Nov 20 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Bernie Sanders waves to supporters after officially announcing his candidacy for the US presidency during an event at Waterfront Park in Burlington Vermont on May 26 2015 Win McNamee—Getty Images Chris Christie New Jersey Governor Chris Christie strikes a presidential power stance at the ceremony for the opening of the 206 bypass in Hillsborough New Jersey on October 28 2013 Mark Peterson—Redux Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines Iowa on Jan 24 2015 Jim Young—Reuters Rand Paul Sen Rand Paul works a crowd during a campaign stop on October 24 2014 in McDonough Georgia Jessica McGowan—Getty Images Rick Perry Texas Gov Rick Perry looks powerfully patriotic during the National Anthem before an NCAA college football game on Nov 27 2014 in College Station Texas David J Phillip—AP Bobby Jindal Louisiana Gov Bobby Jindal looks to the future during The Family Leadership Summit on Aug 9 2014 in Ames Iowa Charlie Neibergall—AP Martin O’Malley Maryland Governor Martin OíMalley ponders decorating ideas in front of his possible future home on CBS’s Face the Nation on Feb 23 2014 Chris Usher—AP Marco Rubio Sen Marco Rubio looks determined the morning after the State of the Union address in Washington DC on January 29 2014 Melissa Golden—Redux Ben CarsonBen Carson at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference on March 8 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Jim Webb Retiring Sen Jim Webb imitates the presidential wave during a rally in Virginia Beach Va on Sept 27 2012 Steve Helber—AP John Kasich Ohio Gov John Kasich practices his presidential victory pose at the Ohio Republican Party celebration on Tuesday Nov 4 2014 in Columbus Ohio Tony Dejak—AP Rick Santorum Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum looks resolute at CPAC the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 7 2014 Brooks Kraft—Corbis Scott Walker Wisconsin Republican Gov Scott Walker practices the presidential point on March 3 2014 in Milwaukee Jeffrey Phelps—AP Mike Huckabee Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee fine-tunes his presidential oratory at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor Md on March 7 2014 Susan Walsh—AP Lincoln Chafee Former Rhode Island Governor poses for a selfie with a student after announcing he will seek the Democratic nomination for president in Arlington Va on June 3 2015 Jonathan Ernst—Reuters Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham announced his plans to join the 2016 presidential race Alex Wong—Getty Images George Pataki Former New York governor George Pataki listens to a question at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua New Hampshire in this April 17 2015 file photo Brian Snyder—Reuters 1 of 20 Advertisement Contact us at editors@timecom "We even considered going to Lebanon and apply for the visa there.

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Propelled to stardom by his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, "In fifteen Hindu ‘dharam sansads’ since 1984, they say Come on we spent all of last year blah blah blah you know Well we did do a budget for the first time in four years We did finally prevent the shut down of the government We did raise the debt limit We did a farm bill There are some things that he could find that we could do on a bipartisan basis and that may not be his top agenda items but hes got to do more outreach I thought when he had a couple of dinners with Republican senators we really had a good environment there Because he is a very very articulate and attractive guy in a setting with eight or nine senators and him Because he was smarter than the rest of us” McCain says “But I dont see that now I dont see any of that" In a free ranging 40-minute interview McCAin touched on the current challenges in the Ukraine the Syrian civil war the 2016 GOP field and the policy issues near and dear to his heart Here is an edited transcript of the exchange: Q You famously declared in 2008 “We are all Georgians” So are we all Ukrainians now We are all Ukrainians in the respect that we have a sovereign nation. inside the Governor’s Mansion in Austin, MACBAN’s National Secretary, But doctors say they anticipate many patients outside of these groups.

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upheld that decision apparently dealing a final blow by affirming that the patents were not valid Kevin Noonan a biotechnology patent lawyer and writer for the blog Patent Docs described Myriad’s move to settle the litigation as an end to the “series of cases that changed the landscape for biotechnology patenting” adding “It is hard for even an evenhanded observer not to be tempted to ask ‘Are you happy now Myriad’ ”There’s more to a painting than meets the eye Under the surface of a sun-dappled landscape or a scrumptious still life lie dozens of meticulously applied layers of paint forming a complex 3D structure that is all but invisible to viewers Now an imaging technique borrowed from biomedical research promises to let art historians and conservators peer into the depths of paintings without damaging them providing new insights into how these works were made “Right now if an art conservator wants to understand the three-dimensional layering structure of a painting they almost certainly take a scalpel to it” removing tiny core samples to study its stratigraphy says Warren Warren a chemist and biomedical engineer at Duke University in Durham North Carolina He spends most of his time developing laser systems used to image human tissue But when he visited an exhibit on detecting art forgeries in London’s National Gallery a few years ago he began wondering what art historians and conservators could learn about artwork if they had access to the state-of-the-art imaging technologies like the ones in his lab One method Warren works on is called pump-probe microscopy which uses carefully timed pulses of laser light to electrically excite the molecules in a sample As the molecules gain and lose energy in reaction to the pulses they emit signals that serve as identifying “fingerprints” that reveal their chemical makeup Pump-probe microscopy is especially useful for studying biological pigments like melanin in skin So Warren wondered: Could it work on other kinds of pigments too Like say paint “We built a laser system that was designed to do a good job of diagnosing skin cancer and then realized that we could use exactly that same laser system to look at Renaissance artwork” he says The low-powered laser pulses travel deep into a painting without scattering as conventional light sources do returning a remarkably clear picture of its subsurface structure as well as chemical fingerprints of the pigments in each layer The team initially tested the technique on mock-up paintings made with historically accurate Renaissance pigments proving that pump-probe microscopy can distinguish between the 3D structures of a purple created by mixing red and blue pigments and a similar shade made by layering red over blue Then the researchers turned their laser eye on an actual Renaissance painting: The Crucifixion painted by Puccio Capanna around 1330 By imaging small sections of the blue robes of the Virgin Mary and one of the flying angels they revealed that Capanna used very different pigments to create each one despite their similar colors Mary’s robe is composed of a thick layer of ground-up lapis lazuli a deep blue stone that at the time was “more expensive than gold” Warren says The blue of the angel’s robe on the other hand was created through a complex layering of several less precious pigments with just a hint of lapis lazuli the team reports online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences “Honestly for me it was like a glimpse into the future” says Francesca Casadio a conservation scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois who was not involved in the research Pump-probe microscopy could be especially useful for identifying places on aging paintings where the pigments have started to decay she says That could help conservators fine-tune their efforts to halt such deterioration “Such a boost in technology is what the art conservation and museum fields need to ensure that unique works of art are and remain protected in the best possible manner” agrees Koen Janssens an analytical chemist at the University of Antwerp in Belgium who was not involved in the research Warren hopes pump-probe microscopy might also aid in the identification of forgeries If the 3D structure of brushstrokes varies from artist to artist for example it could serve as a kind of signature helping historians distinguish between the work of a master and an imitator Casadio is skeptical however that such identification will ever be precise enough to supplant the sophisticated techniques historians and appraisers already use She emphasizes that it will be quite some time before pump-probe microscopy becomes practical for most museums Not only does it now take hours to analyze a few square millimeters of a painting but the work also needs to be done in a lab with the help of trained scientists Museums need a smaller system they can use themselves she says Not to worry Warren says: Biomedical researchers are already 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