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SoftBank Bets a Bundle on Indian And US Delivery Startups

first_imgSoftBank Group has poured funds into Indian and American delivery-on-demand startups as part of the Japanese technology conglomerate’s larger data-driven growth strategy.E-grocer Grofers India raised about $60 million in a recent funding round spearheaded by SoftBank. This followed another SoftBank-led round in 2015 that drew $120 million.Read it at Asian Nikkie Related Itemslast_img

Indians Feel That US is No Longer Immigrant-friendly

first_imgIndians now feel that the US is no longer an immigrant-friendly country, a top Indian-American Congressman has said, amidst a series of controversial immigration policies by the Trump administration.President Donald Trump has been pushing for the merit-based immigration system to reduce overall immigration to the US and serve the country’s national interest.A merit-based immigration system, the Trump administration feels would admit the best and the brightest around the world while making it harder for people to come to the country illegally.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img read more

Our favourite/Shopping Streets

first_imgThe charm of shopping on a street is a far cry from the mall-trawling experience. We bring you our ten favourite shopping streets across the globe.Champs-Æ?lysÅes, ParisIt really doesn’t get much prettier than the gorgeous Champs-Æ?lysÅes in Paris. Starting at the Arc de Triomphe, it runs a stretch of about two kilometres up to the Place de la Concorde and is flanked by trees on both sides.The Champs has come a long way since its days as mere fields, to its current status as the ‘it’ street for all things luxe. The must-see flagship store of Louis Vuitton that opened after remodelling in 2005 is one of many French brands on the avenue. Not too far away from the main avenue is the very chic Le Printemps, a grand magasins for men, women, beauty and home products.Shopping aside, the boutiques are a world away from the mall-trawling experience and are artistic and aesthetic feats embodying the Parisian penchant for luxury.Al fresco dining on a glorious sunny day, sipping a glass of wine, after hours spent shopping in Hermes, House of Guerlain, and car-spotting in the Mercedes, Renault or Peugeot showrooms, is the perfect end to a satisfying shopping spree.Ginza, TokyoSony’s fortunes may not be as high as during the giddy days of the 80s, prompting gadget geeks to give its famous building a miss. Anyway, its location is still prime. Plonked in the glitzy and hip Ginza district of the Japanese capital, the free Playstation games are still a way to keep the children busy, while adults browse the store or chill out in one of the building’s Hi-Vision theatres.Ginza is Tokyo’s high-end shopping district. Long before the US$ 100,000 per square metre days, it was the site of the Japanese silver coin mint. Its modern-day avatar as a popular shopping destination began after the city was hit by a rather powerful earthquake.All the famous Japanese department stores-Matsuzakaya, Mitsukoshi and others-comfortably compete for attention. Ginza has developed into a thriving hub combining the shopping with a kabuki theatre, art galleries, entertainment, restaurants and cafes. From the US$ 10 cup of coffee to every known luxury brand on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here.Grafton Street, DublinIt’s quite unlikely that Dublin attracts tourists for its shopping. However, since the Irish capital has shrugged off its stereotypical images ranging from shamrocks to U2 to emerge as a throbbing multi-cultural European city, it has attracted large volumes of tourists. Drinks, picture-postcard-perfect scenery and that warm Irish spirit are alive and well.Grafton Street is the smart pedestrian shopping area. Located between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green, a walk along Grafton is much fun with a break at the Bewley’s Cafe, where James Joyce was a regular and standing by to hear the street musicians-no U2s in the making-as they churn out covers of Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. The stretch is not particularly long, with an average walk-time of about 10 minutes. But it’s never that short as the street is home to stores such as Marks and Spencer’s, Brown Thomas (a department store with designer labels), HMV for an impressive music collection, book stores Hughes & Hughes and The Dublin Bookshop and even Dublin’s most exclusive jewellers, Weirs.Janpath, New DelhiNot far away from the magnificent colonial reminder, the Imperial Hotel, is the capital’s shopping heaven for tourists. Bargaining skills are always a plus in India and more so in Janpath, which stocks the must-take-back Indian memorabilia in plenty.Bronzes, brass, blingy textiles with loads of mirrorwork, Oms, Buddhas, slippers, bags, trinkets, T-shirts brazenly grace the surface. It’s easy to be worn out by the friendly salesmen trying to outdo your bargain pitches. Don’t be deterred, though as Janpath is amply kitted out with a number of cafes and Indian fast food restaurants.It is far from the world of malls and designer labels, but is an authentic bazaar with kiosks selling millions of handicrafts and artefacts. True gems can be found among the many objects, but a lot of patience and haggling is in order. Nevertheless, it’s a shopping experience unlike any other in the world.Las Ramblas, BarcelonaIn feisty Barcelona, where Gaudi stirs up passions, Las Ramblas is the first shopping stop for tourists. Pedestrians step over Joan Miro–well one of the artist’s creations anyway-as they soak in Catalan sounds and soul complete with human statue art, artist’s corners, and beautifully designed buildings sporting colourful facades.The shopping along Las Ramblas is all about ambience and atmosphere. Shops and restaurants line the entire length of Las Ramblas, but the increasing popularity, especially with tourists has resulted in a steep rise in prices. It is the city’s most vibrant and lively site offering an excellent introduction to Barcelona action and the city’s vibe.The Mercat de la Boquria is a lovely market particularly during the summer months, when fresh fruit and vegetables set the pace for colourful market activity.New Bond Street, LondonEarlier this year, New Bond Street in London’s Mayfair shot past the British capital’s Oxford Street as the most expensive retail street in the UK. The who’s who in luxury retail such as Armani, Chanel, Bvlgari, Asprey, Burberry, Pringle of Scotland, Gucci, Chopard, Cartier, Jimmy Choo, Jil Sander and Mulberry-just to name drop a bit-are all out here. The street is also supposed to have the most number of Royal Warrant holders-suppliers to the British royal family-in London.The historic association of Bond Street with leading auction houses and art dealers continues, albeit in a slightly tempered form. Bond Streets–both old and new-are a good site to throw in celebrity spotting while indulging in gratifying retail therapy among the world’s most exclusive brands. Smart and elegantly turned out boutiques and the high-end department store, Fenwick, make for a most productive day of raising the international style quotients in that most cosmopolitan of all cities.Orchard Road, SingaporeOrchard Road is very popular with the local residents and tourists alike-making it ever-busy-but in that organised and clean manner it has become synonymous with Singapore.With pedestrian malls, cafes, nightclubs, hotels and upmarket restaurants, it is also where the Istana or the official residence of the President of Singapore is located.In terms of size, Ngee Ann City is the largest mall on the road. Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Books Kinokuniya, the second-largest bookstore in Southeast Asia are all within the mall.Other popular malls and shopping centres include: Heeren, which is aimed at younger hipper customers has a multi-level HMV store and local designer outlets; Centrepoint, which is one of the locals’ favourites, is home to the Robinsons department store, and not to forget, Paragon, Singapore’s centre for all things upmarket, nice and expensive. Read Givenchy, Versace, Jean-Paul Gaultier and YSL.Pitt Street Mall, SydneyNo relation whatsoever to the Hollywood hunk, the Pitt Street Mall is the pedestrian-friendly zone of Pitt Street and is Sydney’s best known shopping destination.It is basically one block, but hosts flagship chain stores and has concentrated more than 500 specialty shops within two of Sydney’s blocks. A major area of the street is taken up by the likes of Westfield Centrepoint, Glasshouse, Imperial Arcade, Skygarden, Mid City Centre and the Strande Arcade.The atmosphere is always vibrant with the presence of street performers and musicians providing live entertainment. Like other international shopping developments, the Pitt Street Mall also hosts a large variety of restaurants and cafes offering an impressive choice for taking a pit-stop during shopping sprees.Rodeo Drive, LAIt’s oh-so-easy to spend literally, hours, at Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive. And not have a single bag to one’s credit. Star gazing, people watching are perfectly accepted and time-honoured traditions for tourists.For sea-soned jet-setting shoppers though, the stores and shopping present an entirely different story altogether. The best time to do Rodeo Drive, really is December, when the Christmas festivities are in full swing. However, the actual breadth of shopping is limited to a mere three blocks. Barring the movie-set-styled Via Rodeo, the street is minimalist in decor with the who’s who of retail operating out of single-storey shop fronts.Hollywood staples such as Armani, Chanel, Gucci, Harry Winston, Tiffany and Cartier have a presence as do a number of couturiers, where a prior appointment is mandatory. Around Rodeo Drive are the American department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus as are streets filled with upmarket fashion outlets extending the shopping expeditions to much more than the original intended time.Via Monte Napoleone, MilanThe rivalry between Milan and Paris for title of Europe’s top fashion capital is legendary. Driven by finance, football and fashion, it’s easy to get lost in Milan with La Dolce Vita and of course, Dolce and Gabbana, among many other iconic and chic designer labels.When in Milan, it’s hard to miss the Via Monte Napoleone or Montenapo, as the Milanese say. It can safely be said the Montenapo and its surrounding streets have the highest concentration of luxury fashion-Italian and foreign-furniture stores, and antique dealers.Armani, Brioni, FerrÅ, Missoni, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino and Versace, occupy prominent positions of glory and pride. Dotting the street are also boutiques stocking upcoming labels, concept stores, and every bargain-hunter’s dream–discount stores selling samples, seconds and the previous season’s cast-offs.advertisementadvertisementadvertisement 10 more…Streets that are hotspots for bargains from chic to cheap.Club Street, Singapore: Formerly the hub of Chinese community clubs, the hip street is now popular for its extensive choice of wining and dining outlets and vibrant nightlife. From shops selling pop art prints to frivolous baubles, this is the place for funky buys. As they say, Club Street is where you can truly satisfy your style cravings.Oxford Street, Sydney: No relation to London’s Oxford Street, but as popular. Come here for a selection of stunning local and international design boutiques, special lifestyle products, homeware and exclusive accessories. Take a stroll down Oxford Street, one of Sydney’s most elegant. It is packed with cafes, nightclubs and has some of the best restaurants in the city.Kalverstraat, Amsterdam: Loads of shopping–mainstream and high end brands to charming Amsterdam gift stores–all lead to the Flower Market at the end of the street. The highlight of this street is the profusion of bookstores; Waterstone’s and De Slegte are the biggest names in that league. It is near famous sites such as Madame Tussaud’s and the Royal Palace.Knightsbridge, London: Harrods, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik and Harvey Nichols. There’s little else that needs to be said about this shopping mecca, which draws everyone–from serious spenders to camera-toting tourists. The true blue English tearooms around the street deserve special mention as do their unbeatable scones and clotted cream.Linking Road, Mumbai: Fun mix of street stalls selling fashion–bizarre to bohemian–and regular department stores. That’s Bandra’s Linking Road in a nutshell. There’s hardly anyone who has returned without pairs of smart, strappy sandals from the long row of shoe stalls on Linking Road. Cloth jholas and leather chain bags are the other some of the things you must buy at Linking Road.Nanjing Road, Shanghai: Claims to be world’s longest shopping streets-6 km–and certainly the world’s busiest. It boasts an open market for digital media and electronics and some of Shanghai’s oldest department stores.Newbury Street, Boston: High-end labels on one end, free-spirited independent stores (Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Armani, Donna Karan, Burberry, Cartier, Loro Piana, Kate Spade, Bang & Olufsen, Valentino and Marc Jacobs) on the other as well as loads of gorgeous renovated brownstone buildings throughout. That is Boston’s most popular shopping street for you.Oxford Street, London: The famous Christmas Lights made everyone want to go to Oxford Street. Running from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road, it is one and a half miles of retail paradise. Must-stops include luxury department store Selfridges and the four-storey Top Shop. A short distance from Carnaby Street and Soho, the street even has its own website: www.oxfordstreet.co.ukPetaling Street, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s original Chinatown has been refurbished and spruced up. Complete with noise and crowds, it’s best enjoyed at night time. Be prepared to sift through jostling crowds to take a peek at the fake watches, wallets and clothing available at rock bottom prices. Don’t leave without tasting some noodle soup from the stalls in the area.Sendlingerstrae, Munich: The Little Italy of Munich, this fashionable street, for reasons unknown, sells everything Italian-clothing, shoes and jewellery–in the vibrant German city. The restaurants around the street guarantee many foodie breaks. The Christmas Market here is one of the most colourful in all of Europe.Plus saysJanpath is a great place for people-watching. Most of the time you can spot backpackers and hip youngsters and haggling with shopkeepers. After the shopping spree, eat at any of the restaurants in Connaught Place.Plus saysPitt Street Mall in Sydney is all set for a posh revamp. The shopping strip will get a new paved path, seating and lovely blue lights are going to be installed near the water fountains in the area.last_img read more

Stephan El Shaarawy and Mohamed Salah strike twice to keep Roma title hopes alive

first_imgTwo goals each from Stephan El Shaarawy and Mohamed Salah kept Roma’s Serie A title hopes alive on Saturday as they twice came from behind to win 5-3 at Chievo Verona and move one point behind stuttering leaders Juventus.The win takes Luciano Spalletti’s side up to 84 points but Juve, on 85, will clinch the title if they defeat 18th-placed Crotone in their penultimate match on Sunday.Roma showed some nerves despite last Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the league leaders. Chievo, playing with the relaxed control of a side who have nothing more at stake this season, took the lead in the 15th minute when Lucas Castro slammed home a powerful volley from inside the box.El Shaarawy is enjoying a strong end to the campaign, and he scored in his third consecutive Serie A game when he latched onto a hopeful ball from Federico Fazio in the 28th minute, rounded Stefano Sorrentino and finished calmly.Roberto Inglese restored the hosts’ lead nine minutes later when he met Valter Birsa’s cross to head past Wojciech Szczesny, but the impressive Salah cut inside to send a curling 20-metre effort past Sorrentino.El Shaarawy added his second with a low shot after being picked out by Kevin Strootman, before Salah made sure of victory with another delightful effort following a fine exchange with Edin Dzeko.Dzeko added a fifth from 25 metres before Inglese’s second reduced the arrears for Chievo. Roma moved provisionally four points clear of third-placed Napoli, who must defeat Fiorentina at home in Saturday’s late kickoff to remain in the title hunt.advertisementlast_img read more

Ashes 2019: Bancroft included in Australia’s 25-Member Squad

first_imgAll-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been excluded from a 25-player squad for an intra-Australia clash that will go a long way to deciding the makeup of Tim Paine’s Ashes side.Both Maxwell and Stoinis had a disappointing World Cup during Australia’s run to the semi-finals in England, with Maxwell wearing plenty of criticism for his repeated failures with the bat.The extended squad has seven players from the World Cup campaign, 15 from the Australia A squad touring England and three players – pace bowler Peter Siddle, and batsmen Cameron Bancroft and Marnus Labuschagne – who have been playing in the English county circuit.Players from the squad will be picked in an Australia versus Australia A clash from July 23-26 in Southampton, with Ashes spots on the line ahead of the first test against England on Aug. 1 in Edgbaston.Former captain Steve Smith and openers David Warner and Bancroft have all been included, the first time the three have been selected in an Australia squad since serving lengthy bans for the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March 2018.”Cameron (Bancroft) was making a fair amount of headway when he played test cricket last for Australia and that was in South Africa,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.”He’s playing with Durham in the County Championship … He’s scoring runs on a pretty regular basis.”Alex Carey is one of three wicketkeepers picked alongside test captain Paine and Tasmania’s Matt Wade following a solid World Cup behind the stumps.Carey scored 375 runs at 62.50 and racked up 20 dismissals.advertisement”He’s proving himself to be a very smart cricketer,” said Hohns.”Batting-wise he was very, very good … We’ve been very impressed with his glovework for some time now so he’s progressing nicely.”Usman Khawaja’s participation in the trial match is uncertain as he races to recover from a hamstring strain sustained during the World Cup loss to South Africa.Squad:Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Tim Paine, Kurtis Patterson, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, David Warner.ALSO READ | Alec Stewart backs Jason Roy to open England batting during AshesALSO READ | England suffer James Anderson injury scare ahead of Ashes 2019ALSO WATCH:last_img read more

Thomas Tuchel: ‘I told Neymar to face truth and deal with consequences’

first_img“The supporters have expressed their opinions and I can understand them, absolutely. It’s their right to express themselves,” he says as we sit down for our interview as part of my work for beIN Sports France. “They’re proud of their club and it’s not so nice when you hear your player talking for weeks and weeks saying he wants to leave. As I told Neymar, sometimes it’s like this in life – you have to face the truth and deal with the consequences.”Once the transfer window closed with Neymar still at PSG, the manager’s job was to reintegrate and remotivate a player for whom he has great affection. “Neymar has a good heart,” Tuchel says. “Sometimes it’s a bit hard to see that he is a nice person when you only watch him play from outside. But he is, he’s a nice guy.“I told him: ‘You think the hardest part is over but from now on you have to deal with me and I’m going to push you hard. So the hardest thing is still to come for you.’”Tuchel’s pushing seems to be working. Neymar has scored winning goals for PSG against Strasbourg and Lyon, with further strikes against Bordeaux and Angers, although he was ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury on Monday. Bigger tests await for Tuchel, with the Champions League last 16 looming in February as a make-or-break moment once again for a PSG manager. I ask him how he measures success at a club such as his. Is it simply a question of points or is there something more to it? It turned out to be an interesting summer for Thomas Tuchel but perhaps not in the way he would have wanted. Rather than being able to focus solely on how to improve on a debut season that brought a French league title, a cup final and an infuriating last-16 exit to Manchester United in the Champions League, the Paris Saint-Germain manager was fielding questions about the future of Neymar.On and on it went. From the moment the first reports of Neymar wanting to leave appeared, to the moment he did not return for the first day of pre-season to finally playing his first club game of the season on 14 September, the story was always about the Brazilian rather than the team.Not that Tuchel was surprised. He knows what it entails being manager of PSG and is not complaining. The Neymar saga may have overshadowed the start of the season but PSG are top of Ligue 1 by two points and lead their Champions League group after two wins in two games, including a 3-0 victory over Real Madrid. Tuchel can be happy when they are 11 games into the season and there are signs the relationship between Neymar and the fans is slowly healing. Read more Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn In the meantime Tuchel, who speaks fluent English and gets by pretty well in French, will continue his quest to become better acquainted with the city of Paris. A family man with two young daughters, Tuchel would like to have more time and freedom for cultural pursuits. He is still coming to terms with a profile that often means he will be recognised, even in Paris museums.“It’s not the same looking at a painting in a gallery when you can feel other eyes are on you,” he shrugs and admits to toying with the idea of adopting a disguise. “Sometimes I try to sneak out when it’s dark, out in the streets, to get a taste of that freedom, to feel the vibe of the city. Other times I care less about people watching me and just go to a restaurant but that doesn’t happen that often. It’s an all-consuming job, hard to escape from and you don’t know the price you have to pay for your passion when you start out.”Does a person have to be slightly mad to be a manager? “Yes, you have to be,” he says with a smile. “It was pretty obvious from the start because even when you’re the coach of the under-14s or the under-15s in the academy, although you don’t have to deal with the press or the media you do have to deal with the parents and sometimes I’m not sure which is worse …“You have to deal with the pressure inside the academies, the parents who want the best for their kids and how you don’t always share the same opinions. But we’re all crazy in love with football so we accept it.” What next for Neymar and PSG? Share on Messenger interviews Share on WhatsApp Paris Saint-Germain Topics Facebook “I have no clear definition,” he says. “Points count, definitely, titles count if you go to a club like PSG, that’s the way it is. But there’s also the relationships with the players, the connection with the players, sometimes helping a player through a difficult period in his career. That’s also success, no? Hopefully I don’t depend too much on the points and the titles because the possibility that you get sad or that you don’t fulfil your own goals is too high. There’s more to life than points and trophies but we’re all very competitive and we all want to win every game.“Sometimes you work hard helping players through tough times and you work hard in building a team and creating connections and then you see your team work so well together in a really tight match and you think, ‘Wow, what a great job we did over the past however many weeks.’ But nobody out there knows what you’ve really achieved. All the little things you achieve every day are like little rewards for me. From the outside it’s all much simpler and it’s just about winning.”The German arrived at PSG in 2018 after two seasons at Borussia Dortmund followed by a year’s sabbatical. In the French capital he has won the league but that is expected at a club who have Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the forward line. Tuchel has a remarkable squad at his disposal but when asked whether he has ever experienced a perfect game, he says: “Never had one, never been close and still on the hunt. Still looking for one and still loving the training and still looking for the perfect training session, too. I like to think we get closer and closer all the time.“You have these periods where you really think, ‘Yes, this is it’ but the tension is so high in these games that you cannot fully enjoy it. Football is a game where lots of mistakes happen and the ability to deal with the mistakes is also a quality. You have to accept as a coach that there will not be a perfect game. It is sad, of course. It’s a bit like Sisyphus, isn’t it? You never quite get there.“You have amazing feelings and you love this job because you see so many good things. It can get close to perfection but never quite attain it.” The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Pinterest Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter Share via Email Twitter Thomas Tuchel replaced Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund before moving to PSG in May 2018. Photograph: TF-Images/Getty Images Share on Facebook Neymarlast_img read more

Video: Did Michigan State Get Away With A Foul On Melo Trimble’s Last Second Heave?

first_imgMelo Trimble "fouled" at the end of Michigan State game.Vine/Andy WittryMaryland struggled down the stretch this season, but played Big Ten favorite Michigan State very tough in today’s conference semifinal. With 0.8 seconds left, down 64-61, the Terps had a chance at a long Melo Trimble heave to tie the game, and on the play it appears that he may have been fouled by Michigan State’s Eron Harris while shooting. A call would have put Trimble, an 86-percent free throw shooter, on the line with a chance to tie the game, but the referees swallowed their whistles, giving Sparty the win.Was it the right call? You decide:Last shot by Maryland. Close call on if it’s a foul or not. Michigan St. wins and will play Purdue tomorrow https://t.co/lCScEB2jwb— THE MAIN MANN™ (@JacobMann_1) March 12, 2016Twitter certainly doesn’t have a consensus.Don’t think that was a foul on Harris but WHY IS HE THERE???— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 12, 2016That was a foul on the last shot but #Terps had their chances.— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) March 12, 2016LOL Maryland got screwed on the last play. Clear foul.— Peyton Manning GOAT (@mranieri17) March 12, 2016Maryland didn’t deserve a foul at the end. They got too many of them the first 15 minutes of the 2nd half. So no, Terp fans can’t complain— Adam Ruff (@AdamMRuff) March 12, 2016Terps nation: dont complain about the “foul” at the end. Complain about the coach that doesn’t prepare our team or make any adjustments— DLee (@dmvDLEE) March 12, 2016At any other point in the game that’s a foul. Basketball is dumb— Alyssa Goins (@AlyssaGoins) March 12, 2016“I swear to god I didn’t see it” as CBS shows him losing it because it was clearly a foul— Anthony Valle (@Ant_Films) March 12, 2016That was probably a foul at the end of the Maryland-Michigan State game, but a referee is never going to call that.— Justin Howard (@JustinHoward44) March 12, 2016At the same time, if you’re stupid enough to contest a 3/4-length shot and make contact, you should probably be punished with a foul.— Jesse Yomtov (@JesseYomtov) March 12, 2016“If that was a foul, I will tell you some other ones on our side that were fouls.” -Tom Izzo #goat #V4MSU #bigtentournament— Jerry VanDorpe (@JDVanDorpe) March 12, 2016That is 100 percent a foul.— Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) March 12, 2016Calling a foul there would be very rough, but Harris can’t put himself in that position. Michigan State might’ve gotten a little lucky today.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img read more

The Latest On Florida State’s Controversial Rumored OC Hire

first_imgWillie Taggart on the sidelines.MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 06: Head coach Willie Taggart of the Florida State Seminoles coaching in the second half against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)Willie Taggart had a very tumultuous first season at Florida State. Even one year in, there is significant pressure on him to turn it around next year, and it could result in the controversial hiring of Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, the son of disgraced former Baylor coach Art Briles.He coached under his father for the Bears, and was a key part of the staff during the sexual assault scandal that rocked the team.His subsequent hires at both FAU by Lane Kiffin and Houston by Major Applewhite both came under scrutiny, but both are Group of Five programs.Now, he could head to a third new program in as many years, with the rumors of his move to Florida State. Houston media has reported the move, though it is not official yet.According to the Tallahassee Democrat, Willie Taggart has told recruits during this crucial period that they will “like” the offensive hires, though there is no official Kendal Briles news.Writer Jim Henry acknowledges that “every indication” that Briles will be the move, though he remains at Houston as of now.All signs continue to point to Taggart bringing in Briles, 36, as his next offensive coordinator.Those same signs continue to suggest that Briles – currently the associate head football coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Houston – will bring at least one assistant coach with him.If that happens, current FSU coaches – some of whom have been on the road actively recruiting – will be impacted.The early signing period begins on December 19. The ‘Noles class currently ranks No. 13 in the country.It is unclear whether Briles will make the move before that period, but with just a few days remaining, it seems like FSU will wait until after many of their recruits sign with the program to make an offensive coordinator hire official.[Tallahassee Democrat]last_img read more

Special Emphasis on Development of Renewable Energy in Region

first_imgStory Highlights Minister Paulwell noted that the growth in investment can be traced to countries with renewable energy-friendly policies. Jamaica remains committed to deepening regional collaboration. Following the Second Meeting of Energy Ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Montego Bay last week, special emphasis has been placed on the development of renewable energy in the region.Manager, CARICOM Energy Programme, Joseph Williams, said the decision to move forward with some specific actions around co-operation for renewable energy is significant for CARICOM countries, because it is advancing their priority objective.In an interview with JIS News, Mr. Williams pointed out that most of the CARICOM member states are net importers of energy and as such, have agreed in their regional policy to put priority focus on renewable energy development.This, he said, had been agreed at the level of Ministers. “The reality though is that there are constraints (across the region) as it relates to capacities, financial resources, knowledge base, technology and that is where co-operation as a part of a bloc, especially countries that have similar challenges but are also more advanced in their own development,  CARICOM can benefit,” he said.He noted that CARICOM also has some things to share, as small island developing states, that could be useful for some of the countries in CELAC, so it is a two-way process with significant gains to be had.Mr. Williams described the two-day meeting at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James from August 24 to 25, as being very useful.“For me as a representative of the CARICOM Secretariat, it has been very useful. We got a good sense of what is happening in the other areas and where the opportunities are; and through the documents that have been put forward, we were able to make contribution in the interest of the CARICOM member states. So, I think it was a very useful and very satisfactory meeting…and there are some tangible outputs that will form the basis for action,” he informed.In the meantime, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, while delivering the keynote address at the official opening ceremony on October 25,noted that the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has been referred to as the new frontier in energy.“By stint of geography, it is well suited for the development of renewable energy sources,” he pointed out.The Minister informed that in 2006, the LAC had approximately 11.3 GW of generating capacity from renewable energy, which grew 135 per cent to 26.6 GW last year.“In 2012 LAC was the destination for six per cent of the world’s renewable investment; a US$16 billion slice of a US$268 billion pie. The investment is set to grow, but must be nurtured and facilitated by Government policy and initiatives,” he said.Minister Paulwell noted that the growth in investment can be traced to countries with renewable energy-friendly policies, such as tax incentives, feed-in tariffs, and net billing/metering arrangements.He also pointed out that to move to the prospect of increasing the contribution of renewable in the energy mix, in CELAC’s deliberations, it must actively consider and plan carefully to realize an energy future that promotes the sustainable use of all renewable energy resources – hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and ocean energy.The Minister said Jamaica remains committed to deepening regional collaboration. “We are proud to host this meeting and for the opportunity to work with our neighbours on as critical an issue as energy,” he added.Mr. Paulwell promised the country’s continued support for the work of CELAC, and the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE), which last year opened its sub-regional office in Kingston, which now serves the needs of Caribbean member states.“As the relationship deepens between the Caribbean and the rest of the region, we look forward to the recognition of the role CARICOM can play in defining and developing energy policies,” the Minister said. Most of the CARICOM member states have agreed in their regional policy to put priority focus on renewable energy development.last_img read more

Prestige, Wärtsilä Expand Previous Maintenance Agreement

first_imgzoom Two vessels have been added to the five-year maintenance agreement that was signed between Wärtsilä and US-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. (Prestige), the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises.Seven Seas VoyagerThe agreement now covers eight vessels with a total of 35 Wärtsilä engines.It also involves dedicated teams from both parties, which will work  together to ensure maximized lifetime, reduced operational costs and optimal performance of the Prestige fleet.The broad scope of services that are provided under this agreement include maintenance planning, technical surveys, condition monitoring, spare parts supply, training and workshop services.This agreement ensures the certainty of Prestige’s operations by transferring the responsibility for their vessels’ maintenance to Wärtsilä.It also increases Prestige’s financial predictability by covering maintenance planning and service with fixed prices.“The purpose of maintenance agreements is to enable customers to focus on their core business. We are very pleased that Prestige sees the added value in this agreement with Wärtsilä and has chosen to add two more vessels,” said Sean Carey, General Manager of Contract Management, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.Press Release; June 27, 2014last_img read more

Call us dont just post to social media RCMP continues search for

first_imgGILLAM, MB. (NEWS 1130) — As the search for two Vancouver Island teens suspected in three northern B.C. killings continues, Manitoba RCMP are reminding you to send tips to your local police department, not just speculate about it social media.RCMP have now received more than 200 tips and visited 250 homes in the Gillam area, the northern Manitoba town where Port Alberni teens Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, were last seen. The pair are charged with one count of second degree murder in the death of UBC sessional lecturer Leonard Dyck, and wanted for questioning in the deaths of Australian Lucas Fowler and his American Girlfriend Chynna Deese.But not all tips police have looked into have been reported to them directly.“Multiple tips of sightings have been posted to social media in the last few days and not directly reported to police. If the tips are valid, it can create a substantial delay in the response by police and be detrimental to the overall investigation,” Robert Cyrenne with RCMP says in a release.Canadians with tips about the suspects should immediately contact their local police. Multiple tips of sightings have been posted to social media & NOT directly reported to police. If the tips are valid, it could create a substantial delay in the response by police. #rcmpmb— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019 No new sightings of suspects. Officers are searching cottages, cabins, waterways, & along the rail line for any signs of the suspects. This search of remote areas is being conducted both on foot & in the air. The terrain is immense & varied w/lakes, ponds, muskeg etc. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/9xp5eg8GnI— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) July 28, 2019Mounties are searching for the two men in cottages, cabins, waterways, and along the rail lines with the help of the Canadian Armed Forces that are providing support from the air. Officers finished a sweep of the Fox Lake Cree Nation reserve and are now focusing on finishing a canvas of the town of Gillam.Related stories:RCMP investigating photo of B.C. murder suspect’s alleged Nazi paraphernaliaVancouver Island teens charged in one of three northern B.C. deaths; third victim identified as UBC lecturerFather of suspect in three B.C. deaths expects son will go out in ‘blaze of glory’Australian police coming to B.C. after Australian man, U.S. woman killed in double homicideFor now, police say there isn’t any new information to indicate the pair have left the area, but say it is possible they may have left and have changed their appearance. Mounties believe they may have inadvertently had assistance from someone.The bodies of Fowler, 23, and Deese, 24, were found July 15 along the Alaska Highway, about 20 kilometres south of Liard Hot Springs. Dyck’s body was found near a burned out camper owned by McLeod and Schmegelsky near Dease Lake. The Vancouver Island men were first reported missing, and later deemed suspects in three killings.Police are asking Canadians to be vigilant and keep their eyes out for the two men. If you see them, you’re asked to call 911 immediately.– With files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

Federal consumer agency delays report on Canadian banks sales practices

first_imgOTTAWA – A federal agency won’t be releasing the results of its review of business practices among Canada’s major banks by the end of the year, as originally anticipated.The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada announced the review in March, after the CBC reported some employees from Canada’s five biggest banks felt pressured to upsell, trick and even lie to customers to meet sales targets.All five banks have denied the claims, defending their practices and insisting that they put the needs of their clients first.FCAC commissioner Lucie Tedesco had indicated to a parliamentary committee in June that an interim report on its review would be issued by the end of 2017 and a full report in 2018.But FCAC spokeswoman Lynne Santerre says that the commission has since determined that the better approach would be to issue one report in the first quarter of 2018.She says that to date, FCAC supervision staff has been reviewing thousands of consumer complaints, interviewing over 500 bank directors and bank personnel, analyzing volumes of bank documents and examining the potential impact of sales targets and incentive programs on consumers.last_img read more

Court fines independent Russian magazine 335000

first_imgMOSCOW — A Moscow court has ruled to fine an independent magazine $335,000, a move seen by Kremlin critics as retribution for reporting that is critical of the government.The Tverskoy Court on Tuesday upheld last month’s hearing, meaning that the New Times magazine will have to pay the crippling fine for failing to notify authorities on time of receiving foreign funding.The New Times’ editor-in-chief has mounted a crowdfunding campaign and managed to raise over $370,000 to pay the fine, which had threatened to force the publication to shut down.The fine is believed to be the first measure taken in line with recent tough legislation that aims to fight against what the Kremlin sees as foreign influence in Russian media.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Pedestrian Injured in Motor Vehicle Collision

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On January 22, 2019, at approximately 7:45 am the Fort St John RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at 86th St/85th Ave, Fort St John, BC.The youth was crossing the street, westbound on 86th Street when he was struck by a white 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.  The youth sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported by EHS to the Fort St John Regional Hospital where he was later flown to Vancouver for further medical attention.The driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and was cooperative with police. The RCMP Traffic Reconstruction unit attended to assist in the investigation.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has dash camera footage of the collision to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

Half of all health facilities in wartorn Yemen now closed medicines urgently

Day and night, dozens of kidney patients crowd the corridors of the Dialysis Centre in Hudaydah, Yemen, waiting for their sessions. Photo: WHO Yemen The long-term impact of the conflict is also having detrimental effects on the country’s food system and infrastructure.Malnutrition is on the rise with close to half-a-million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition, with one out of every two children under the age of five stunted in their growth. This is “a 200 per cent increase since 2014 – when that number was at 160,000 – raising the risk of famine,” said Christophe Boulierac, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF estimates that every 10 minutes, at least one child dies in Yemen as a result of preventable causes such as malnutrition, diarrhoea or respiratory tract infections.In addition to malnutrition, children face malaria and dengue fever, both of which have been on the rise in the past two months. An outbreak of cholera has been contained, Mr. Jasarevic said.WHO, UNICEF and other UN agencies and their partners are providing aid but resources are stretched. For 2017, for example, the health cluster appealed for $322 million. Pervasive malnutrition, shuttered schools jeopardize Yemen’s future generations Meanwhile, Humanitarian coordinator in Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, denounced a raft of atrocities taking place in Yemen, including reportedly at least 1,540 children killed; 2,450 children injured; and over 1,550 children recruited to fight or to perform military related duties. Moreover, Hundreds of people have been killed in mosques, markets, funeral wakes, schools and hospitals. At least 7,719 people have been killed and 42,922 injured since 19 March 2015, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) reported, but the actual numbers are believed to be higher.“More than half of all health facilities are closed or functioning only partially,” Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesperson, told journalists in Geneva. Mr. Jasarevic, who was in Yemen in February, said that at least 274 health facilities had been damaged or destroyed as a result of the conflict, and some 44 health workers either killed or injured. He noted also a shortage of medicines and specialized staff, such as surgeons, many of whom have fled the country.“For more than six months, health facilities in Yemen had received no financial support to cover operational costs and staff salaries,” the spokesperson said. As a result, health facilities such as the chemo-dialysis centre in Hudaydah, is on the brink of ceasing operations, as there was no more fuel to run the obsolete chemo-dialysis machines, Mr. Jasarevic noted. Without the facility 600 people with kidney failure would likely die. Patients in Yemen still struggle to access health services, including surgical care, due to critical shortages of specialized health staff amid a financial crisis and no operational budget for public health facilities. Photo: WHO/Sadeq Al-Wesabi “With malnutrition amongst children at an all-time high and at least two million children out of school, the conflict and its consequences is jeopardizing future generations in Yemen,” he said, explaining that more than 11 per cent of Yemen’s entire population has been forced to move from their homes in search of safety and livelihoods. One million of these people have sought to return to their areas of origin only to find destruction and lack of opportunities to re-start their lives.Stressing that no humanitarian response can meet the increasing needs that the war is causing, Mr. McGoldrick said: “The people of Yemen have suffered long enough […] Only peace can end the suffering and I continue to call on all the parties to return to the negotiating table and to make effective their responsibilities to civilians across Yemen.” AUDIO: With famine looming in Yemen, the country is “on a knife’s edge” and in desperate need of cash from international donors to avert disaster, said Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Resident Coordinator in the country. read more

Thursdays Daily Brief Ebola in DR Congo malnutrition in Laos baby health

Ensuring the safe and dignified burial of people who have died from Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – regarded as a key way to prevent disease transmission – is under threat from a lack of funding, a key UN-partner said on Thursday.  Amid an uptick in the number of infections in north Kivu and Ituri provinces, the Red Cross says it has just two weeks’ worth of funding to support its burial teams. Since the start of the latest Ebola epidemic in DRC last August, the virus has claimed more than 1,100 lives and infected 1,671 people, making it the second deadliest outbreak to date. Twenty per cent of those cases occurred in the last three weeks, according to DRC authorities, who are grappling with insecurity and attacks on health centres by armed groups in north-eastern DRC. Highlighting the value of the work of the burial teams, Emanuele Capobianco, Director of Health and Care at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), explained that in the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, up to 80 per cent of people were infected during unsafe burials. Faced with a US$16 million shortfall, IFRC has called on the international community to urgently increase its investment in Ebola response, before the outbreak escalates further. Healthy diets vital for progress in Laos say UN food agencies  ‘Time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging more support for Sahel force Fiji’s strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and its “symbiotic relationship” with its surroundings, has made its people “natural global leaders on climate and the environment”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the nation’s Parliament on Thursday.“Fiji has taken on the sceptics and the deniers” in a loud and clear voice, he said, “and the world is listening”.The Secretary-General outlined that Fiji was the first small island State to preside over the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and in 2017, became the first emerging market to issue a sovereign “green bond”, dedicated to environmental conservation. Find our full coverage here. Good nutrition depends not only on raising awareness about healthy foods and choices, but also on sustainable systems of delivery. With that in mind, UN agencies have been working with the Government and population of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – or Laos as it’s commonly known – to achieve Zero Hunger, with initiatives that help farming families’ lives and livelihoods.  The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ended a three-day visit on Thursday, with a call for greater investment in nutrition, after seeing first-hand the impacts of their joint programmes.  WFP Executive Director David Beasley said that he “could feel the sense of optimism from people in the communities” and that the work being done “helps create a better future for schoolchildren, for farmers and for families throughout the country.” Laos has made good progress over the past twenty years in reducing poverty and hunger, but malnutrition remains an obstacle to the country’s aim of becoming a middle-income country.Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report released on Wednesday.Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.The Lancet Global Health research paper was developed by experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which not only reveals that more than 20 million babies that year were born with a low birthweight, but that 80 per cent of the world’s 2.5 million low weight newborns die every year, because they are either pre-term and/or small for gestational age.Find our full story here.UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeeping official said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges.Dubbed the ‘G-5 Sahel’ after the group of countries that comprise it (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) the Joint Force, proposed by the African Union and backed by the UN Security Council, aims to bolster coordination to “neutralize” armed groups in the region and strengthen Cooperation on economic development and security.“The G-5 Sahel has taken additional steps to operationalize the joint force following the devastating terrorist attack on its headquarters in June,” Bintou Keita, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, told the Security Council today.Our full report is here.Fears over rising Ebola infections in DR Congo, lack of funding for safe burials  Listen to or download our audio News in Brief for 16 May 2019 on SoundCloud: read more

Rutenka could lose the Spanish citizenship

Belarus handballSiarhei Rutenka ← Previous Story Kim Andersson won’t be ready for WC 2011? Next Story → MKB Veszprem wins in Szeged The Barcelona player, Siarhei Rutenka (29), is faced with the possibility to lose his Spanish citizenship.  The problem is that the Spanish federation that gave him the passport in 2008, had him in the future plans for the national team. In 2008 in Beijing he couldn’t play for Spain, as it was too early after leaving the Slovenian national team, but the Spaniards were ready to wait for the time when he is allowed to play. However, Rutenka decided before the qualifications for the European Championship 2012 in Serbia, that he will play for Belarus, and he did so.Rutenka himself said that he had no idea that this could pose a problem and perhaps the losing of the spanish citizenship. He also added that “he always wanted to play for Belarus, and this happened” and that this is more of a private matter, and should be left alone on this subject.Apart from him, a Spanish nationality in 2008 was also granted to the goalkeeper Arpad Sterbik, then both players of Ciudad Real. Now, the Spanish federation is angry at the move of Rutenka, and might ask the “revoking of passport”. read more

Man 22 arrested over fatal shooting of fitness instructor John Gibson in

first_img A 22 YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in relation to the fatal shooting of fitness instructor John Gibson more than 18 months ago.The father-of-two was shot a number of times in a car park at Fortunestown Lane near Citywest Village Shopping Centre on 18 September, 2017. Investigating gardaí believed that the deceased was killed as part of a local feud.This morning, gardaí in Tallaght arrested a man in connection with their investigation.The arrested man is currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.Gardaí added that investigations into the shooting are ongoing. 5 Comments Image: Rollingnews.ie https://jrnl.ie/4559287 Mar 25th 2019, 10:05 AM Short URL Monday 25 Mar 2019, 10:05 AM Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of John Gibson in 2017. Image: Rollingnews.iecenter_img Share14 Tweet Email By Stephen McDermott Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of John Gibson in 2017. 21,966 Views Man (22) arrested over fatal shooting of fitness instructor John Gibson in Dublin The father-of-two was shot a number of times in a car park in 2017. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Card for WWEs 74 Beast in the East special on Saturday

first_img John Cena Now Playing Up Next Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey Pinterest Videos Articles Here is the card for this morning’s 7/4 WWE “Beast in the East” special airing live on the WWE Network from Tokyo, Japan at Sumo Hall featuring Brock Lesnar.* Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston* WWE U.S. Champion John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane & Wade Barrett* Kevin Owens (c) vs. Finn Balor (NXT Championship)* Chris Jericho vs. Neville* Nikki Bella (c) vs. Paige vs. Naomi (WWE Divas Championship)* The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons* Cesaro vs. DiegoMike Tedesco will have live coverage of the show early this Saturday morning.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip’Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John CenaVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals Videos Articles WhatsApp Brie Bellacenter_img Now Playing Up Next ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Videos Articles John Cena Not In Royal Rumble Due To Injury Now Playing Up Next Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page to crown first AEW Champion tonight on All Out Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 11 matches scheduled for WWE Clash of Champions tonight in Charlotte, Live Post-Show Nikki Bella Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Offlast_img read more

Public meetings for week of May 5

first_imgMondayVancouver Housing Authority, board room, 2500 Main St., Vancouver.• 10 a.m., special meeting: Approval of Office and Professional Employees International Union contract.Vancouver City Council, City Hall, 415 West Sixth St., Vancouver.• 4 p.m., workshop: Update on Block 10.• 4:30 p.m., workshop: Update on Fourth Plain Forward plan.• 5 p.m., workshop: Follow-up on 2019 state legislative session.• 5:30 p.m., executive session: Labor negotiations strategy.• 6:30 p.m., regular meeting: Declaration of Older Americans Month and Girls Inc. Week, grant to rehabilitate Pearson Airfield runway, surplus utility vehicles, condemnation of property along Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard, appointment to Historic Preservation Commission, public hearing on adoption of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Consolidated Plan.Port of Camas-Washougal board of commissioners, port offices, 24 S. A St., Washougal.• 4:30 a.m., executive session on agency enforcement.• 5 p.m., regular meeting, discuss updated Camas Washougal Economic Development Association PSA; discuss exclusive negotiating agreement for waterfront development; discuss clean harbor award; first quarter financial report; approve updated Camas Washougal Economic Development Association PSA; approve exclusive negotiating agreement for waterfront development; staff and commissioner reports.Camas City Council, City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.• 4:30 p.m., workshop: Downtown Camas wayfinding touchscreen kiosk, Camas Farmers Market update, Northstar Chemical contract, bridge weight limit postings, Lake Road and Everett Street intersection improvements.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: Taiwanese American Heritage Week proclamation.• Executive session on property acquisition to follow.Clark County Fire District 5 Board of Commissioners, Northwest Regional Training Center, 11606 N.E. 66th St., Suite 103, Vancouver.• 5:30 p.m., special meeting: meeting rescheduled for Monday due to lack of quorum expected at regular meeting.Battle Ground City Council, City Hall, 109 S.W. First St., Battle Ground.• 6 p.m., study session: Commission on Aging.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: amendment to the budget for the acceptance of grant monies, 60-day moratorium on the acceptance of land use and zone change amendments, first quarter financial review.• Regular meeting to follow on budget amendment, bank signature authority and prepayment of claims.Woodland City Council, Council Chambers, 200 E. Scott Ave., Woodland.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: approve indigent defense attorney contract with Longview Public Defenders, budget amendments, comprehensive plan amendments.Yacolt Town Council, Town Hall, 202 W. Cushman St., Yacolt.• 7 p.m., regular meeting: putting North County Emergency Medical Services’ 10-year levy on November ballot, requesting Yacolt Road closure for car show on Aug. 3.last_img read more