How do you measure something that doesn’t happen?

first_imgCome join us! The success of a security program is measured by an event that doesn’t happen, so how do you know if you were successful? Matt Rosenquist, Intel’s Information Security Strategist will do a three-part series on Blog Talk Radio discussing the difficulties of measuring a security program.Segment 1: May 20th at 10:30 AM (Pacific): The Problem of Measuring Security Part 1 of 3
Segment 2: May 29th at 10:30 AM (Pacific): Return on Security Investment – Intel Cast Study Part 2 of 3
Segment 3: June 4th at 10:30 AM (Pacific): Future State of Security Measurement Part 3 of 3
Our Blog Talk Radio segments are interactive and we will be taking live calls from listeners (Call-in Number: (347) 326-9831) and live chat over the Web.
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Intel & Emulex Joint Webcast on June 3 – Performance, Virtualization, Energy Efficiency

first_imgIntel and Emulex will be hosting a webinar on June 3 ant 9am PDT to discuss how Emulex adapters and Intel Xeon 5500 processor based servers can help manage server sprawl, lower capital & operating costs and enable deployment of larger virtual servers & increase the number of VMs per server.  During the webcast the speakers will discuss new technologies, share benchmark results and provide tips and tricks on how to supercharge your virtual server.Event Synopsis:Challenging economic conditions are driving requirements to optimize performance and reduce costs in the data center. Since a majority of IT costs are related to the number of servers deployed, it’s imperative that servers are selected which provide scalable performance, automated energy efficiency and superior virtualization ratios. The time is right to leverage new technologies from Emulex® and Intel® to drive critical IT initiatives. The webcast registration link can be found at and selecting “Next-Generation Server Technologies from Intel and Emulex”.last_img read more

Vikas Gowda, Lalita win golds at Asian Championships

first_imgIndia’s discus thrower Vikas Gowda and woman steeplechaser Lalita Babar won gold medals, while India’s G Lakshmanan won the silver medal in the men’s 10,000 metres race at the Asian Athletics Championships here on Saturday.Commonwealth Games 2014 champion Gowda, 31, achieved a distance of 62.03 meters to bag the second consecutive gold medal at the Asian Athletics Championships. Lalita meanwhile topped the women’s 3,000 metres steeplechase in 9:34.13 minutes, a competition record. China’s Li Zhenzhu and Zhang Xinyan took second and third with 9:41.43 minutes and 9:46.82 minutes respectively, both surpassing the old competition record of 9:52.42 minutes.Lakshmanan made it a more special day for India as he completed the 10,000 metres race in 29:42.81 minutes, while the title went to Bahrain’s Elhassan Elabbassi, who won in 28:50.71 minutes. Uzbekistan’s Andrey Petrov came third with 30:20.68 minutes. Meanwhile China’s reigning Asian Games champion Li Ling renewed the Asian record of women’s pole vault. Li rewrote the old 4.65-metre Asian record, which was created by her at the 2013 National Games, to 4.66 metres. Li’s team-mate Xu Huiqin took second in 4.30 metres, while Japanese Tomomi Abiko was third in 4.20 metres, reports Xinhua.Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Adekoya, winner of the women’s 400m and 400m hurdles at the Asian Games last year, dominated the hurdles event with a 54.31-second personal best, also the national record and competition record. Japan’s Manami Kira took second in 57.14 seconds, while China’s Xiao Xia was third in 57.69 seconds.Bahrain’s John Koech won the men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase in 8:27.03 minutes, trailed by Qatar’s Hashim Mohamed who timed 8:36.02 minutes and Evans Chematot, also from Bahrain, who finished in 8:42.76 minutes. The men’s 400 metres hurdles was dominated by Japan’s Yuta Konishi, who claimed an early lead and timed 49.58 seconds to win the event. Chen Chieh of Chinese Taipei trailed in 49.68 seconds, while Japan’s Kazuaki Yoshida came third in 49.95 seconds.advertisementIn the men’s 200 metres semifinal, Qatar’s sprinter Femi Ogunode, who broke the men’s 100 metres Asian record on Thursday, led with a competition record of 20.28 seconds.last_img read more


first_img14-year-old lad impresses with facile win in 1st race Chennai, Jul 7 (PTI) Fourteen-year-old Chennai ladMohammed Mukail impressed with a facile win in the first raceof the CBR 150R class in the IDEMITSU Honda India Talent Cupin the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at theMMRT track at Sriperumbudur, near here. Mukail beat his nearest rival Akshay Murali by 17seconds to underline his skill.The city lad, a fan of former Australian MotoGP worldchampion Casey Stoner, said he was drawn to the sport afterwatching MotoGP races in 2011. “After watching MotoGP races I took a liking formotorcycle racing. I liked the way Casey Stoner rode andwanted to become like him,” he added. Having been identified through the Honda India TalentHunt, Mukail said he had learnt a lot at Honda Ten10 RacingAcademy.”I am learning new things at the academy. I hope toget better in course of time,” he added. Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice-President, Brand &Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.said, “The performance of the six budding riders from thefirst leg of Honda India Talent Hunt is praise worthy. The dedication displayed by Mohamed Mukail is reallycommendable. The strong performance put in by him helped himwin his first ever race with a massive 17 second lead.” He said the plan was to take the riders to the nextlevel, adding, they would take part in the entire season. PTISSBNBN BN BNlast_img read more

4 of the World’s Coolest Shipping Container Hotels

first_imgThe concept of upcycling is all the rage these days, and few items seem more purpose-built for upcycling than shipping containers. They’re inexpensive, sturdy, and — for architects and designers — essentially blank canvases upon which to build just about anything. So, it’s no surprise that some hoteliers are using the ubiquitous structures as the basis for their new builds. Here are four of the world’s coolest shipping container hotels.ContainHotel (Czech Republic)The tiny Czech ContainHotel is designed to be efficient, functional, and ultimately portable. The entire bi-level micro-hotel is constructed of just three shipping containers which house a maximum of 13 guests in five sparse rooms. On the ground floor is the largest room with four beds, plus shared facilities including a storage and the bathrooms. Upstairs, four modest guestrooms are accessible via a shared terrace. The decor and furnishings are bright, simple, and modern with birch ceilings and walls, plus custom furniture. The real win for guests, however, are the large, floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal lovely views of the Elbe River.El Faro Beach Hotel (Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)El Faro Beach Hotel/Facebook El Faro Beach Hotel/FacebookTucked into a steep, lush hillside, El Faro Beach Hotel overlooks one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches in Manuel Antonio. The hotel’s monochromatic exterior is unabashedly industrial, and the start black-on-white rooms feel downright austere. All are outfitted with modern amenities including flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi; some offer wet bars, mini-fridges, and soak tubs. The penthouse suites provide access to a private terrace where the panoramic beach views from the third-floor landing are stunning. Plus, the two pools and large, open-air restaurant with authentic tico (local Costa Rican) fare ensure most guests won’t ever need to leave the property.Dock Inn (Warnemünde, Germany)Warnemünde is a bustling German seaport with a distinctly industrial feel. The new Dock Inn embraces the port’s gritty vibe with a bold exterior of glass, brightly painted steel shipping container rooms, and exposed concrete and plumbing throughout. The stacked, staggered architecture has a modern, upscale look, particularly for a hostel. Most of the 64 rooms feature multiple bunk beds, plus two shared bathrooms and a living area with a smart TV. Although it’s billed as a hostel, there’s a surprising number of upscale amenities as well. A rooftop container features a spa with a sauna; a theater container boasts a movie screen; and a gaming container houses a foosball table and a few other games. The hotel is designed to be extremely efficient, relying entirely on solar power. The nearest beach is just 10 minutes away on foot, and every room offers views of the shipyard.Quadrum Ski & Yoga Resort (Gudauri, Georgia)For professional architects, the challenge with building from shipping containers is often making an end product that doesn’t feel bland or overly industrial. Quadrum Ski & Yoga Resort succeeds on every level. The one-of-a-kind boutique property sits at an elevation of 7,200 feet in the Republic of Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Spiral staircases, a soft color palette, rich wood paneling, and chic Euro-minimalist furnishings create a balanced feel that’s warm, homey, and modern. It doesn’t hurt that every guestroom and common area also boasts large, floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the snow-covered mountains outside. Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Hybrid-Electric Cruise Ship Sails the Northwest Passage Portion Control: The Best Meal Prep Containers on the Market All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Citieslast_img read more

Collaborations Key to Combating Human Trafficking

first_imgStory Highlights Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry, Carol Palmer, says sustainability of the anti-trafficking in persons agenda will depend on the strengthening of cooperation and collaborations across communities at the national, regional and international levels, “While we recognise partnerships with law-enforcement and border-control agencies, there is need to engage community-based organisations that have an understanding of the social and cultural specificities of the local landscape,” she said. She noted that strategic partnerships with academia and other similar sectors are also critical. Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry, Carol Palmer, says sustainability of the anti-trafficking in persons agenda will depend on the strengthening of cooperation and collaborations across communities at the national, regional and international levels,“While we recognise partnerships with law-enforcement and border-control agencies, there is need to engage community-based organisations that have an understanding of the social and cultural specificities of the local landscape,” she said.She noted that strategic partnerships with academia and other similar sectors are also critical.Mrs. Palmer was addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) International Human Trafficking Conference on Wednesday (July 25) at the Meliá Braco Hotel in Trelawny.The NATFATIP Chair said she is hopeful that the event will open discussions on how gains already made can be leveraged and what new strategies can be developed.She said she is optimistic about the outcomes of the conference, “especially as it relates to building sustainable partnerships and the protocols for treatment of victims of human trafficking”She said the national programme will benefit immensely from the discussion as efforts persist to stop and prosecute traffickers and rescue victims.The two-day NATFATIP International Human Trafficking Conference is being held under the theme ‘From Victim to Survivor – The Hard Road to Recovery’.The opening session included a presentation on the role of higher education in challenging attitudes that support human trafficking.last_img read more

Worlds Biggest Ship Propeller Heads for Korea

first_imgWorld’s largest ship propeller, weighing 110 tonnes, was loaded onto a containership in the Port of Hamburg on Sunday, September 16.The propeller, intended for the first of eleven of MSC’s 23,000 TEU newbuild containerships, is headed for the port of Busan in South Korea on board the 5,000-TEU Hyundai Supreme.The propeller was built by Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH (MMG) and transported from the production facility in Waren an der Müritz in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to Hamburg, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) said.On Sunday morning, the HHLA IV floating crane, which can lift up to 200 tonnes, moved the giant propeller onto its transport platform and brought it to the berth of the Hyundai Supreme at the port of Waltershof.The jib of the floating crane raised the propeller from the transport platform and lifted it over the towering side of the 300-metre-long container vessel.“It was a delicate operation that involved lowering the heavy load centimetre by centimetre into the hold of the ship,” HHLA said.From there, it will be transported on to the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard, where the 23,000 TEU newbuilds, set to become the biggest containerships in the world, are taking shape.Under the deal announced in September 2017, Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will construct six of the vessels while DSME will construct the remaining five.The eleven mega-ships will be powered by MAN’s G95ME-C9.5 main engines.The handover of the boxships is expected to start in 2019 from SHI, with the final vessel from the series due for delivery by March 15, 2020 from DSME.Image Courtesy: HHLA / Dietmar Hasenpuschlast_img read more

Security Council hails Afghanistans recent moves towards political transition

Unanimously adopting a resolution on Afghanistan’s recent steps towards a transition to democracy, the Security Council today hailed the country for selecting a leader and consolidating recent political gains.The Afghan people were commended for the success of the Emergency Loya Jirga, which earlier this month fostered the election of President Hamid Karzai and the establishment of the Transitional Authority – moves which the Council hailed.Offering its full backing for the new Government, the Security Council stressed the importance of continued international support to complete the process according to the Bonn Agreement, a UN-brokered accord which outlines steps in the transition towards democracy. The resolution called on all Afghan groups to cooperate fully with the Transitional Authority in order to complete the process according to the Bonn Agreement and to implement the decisions of the Emergency Loya Jirga. Donor countries were called on to make good on their pledges to Afghanistan, while all States were urged to help fund both the Transitional Authority and the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan.On the humanitarian situation, the Council called for “significantly greater and more rapid international assistance to the vast number of Afghan refugees and internally displaced persons to facilitate their orderly return and effective reintegration into society in order to contribute to the stability of the entire country.” All Afghan groups were called on to support full and unimpeded access by relief organizations to people in need and to ensure the safety and security of aid workers.Pointing to specific tasks facing the new Government, the Council urged the Transitional Authority to build on recent efforts to eradicate the country’s poppy crop and to promote the welfare and interests of Afghan women and children while providing education to both girls and boys.Looking to the wider international context, the Council commended the role of both the UN and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and reiterated its strong support for Lakhdar Brahimi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative there. read more

UN peacekeeping mission raid slum district in Haiti to end gang violence

During the operation yesterday in Cité Soleil’s Bois-Neuf and Douillard areas, “the criminals, who tried desperately to fight back using weapons, were either killed or wounded,” suffering heavy losses, the spokesman for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Lieutenant Colonel El Ouafi Boulbars, said yesterday.Some 400 MINUSTAH forces in 41 troop transport vehicles took part in the engagement, he said, and he re-affirmed the mission’s determination to make Port-au-Prince secure and stable. read more

Scotland top Argentina 149

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Argentina ran into a dark blue wall as Scotland took its few chances to finish their rugby test on top 14-9 at Murrayfield on Saturday.Argentina had more ball and territory, conceded less penalties, won all of its set-pieces and stole some of Scotland’s, but couldn’t finish the last pass in a match it should have won, and comfortably.Making all the play, the Pumas however committed 18 turnovers, many of them knock-ons and spills when they had Scotland at their mercy.Also not helpful was flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez’s radar was off, as he landed only three of seven goalkicks, missing 12 points.Scotland led 6-3 at halftime, and 9-6 up after more than an hour — still against the run of play — when it scored the only, and decisive, try.With Scotland playing ruck ball, Argentina flowed wide, and Stuart Hogg was quick to notice. At Hogg’s urging, Greig Laidlaw switched play to the short side, Hogg committed the last defender and gave right wing Sean Maitland a run to the corner untouched.___More AP sports: and Associated Press read more

Derek Jeter Placed Back on Yankees Disabled List

Derek Jeter is once again out of the New York Yankees’ lineup.The Yankees captain was placed on the disabled list for a third time on Monday. This time Jeter was placed on a 15-day DL with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.The all-star athlete has only played five games this season because of recurring injuries.“It’s been terrible,” Jeter said on Sunday. “It’s been like a nightmare. The whole season has been a nightmare. I wish that wasn’t the case and we were sitting here talking about something besides another injury. We’ll see what happens. I have no idea.”Since his return from the first injury, Jeter is hitting .211 with one home run and two RBIs. He said the recurring injuries have been affecting his play.“It feels like you were hit with a ball or something,” he said. “It’s like a deep bruise, maybe. That’s the best way to put it. I don’t know how else to describe it.” read more

Several injured in 2vehicle smashup on SoesdykeLinden Highway

Several persons are now injured following a two-vehicle collision along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway on Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 17:30h.Based on information received the mini bus bearing registration number BHH 8451, carrying over a dozen was heading to Caneville, East Bank Demerara and whilst in the vicinity of Kuru Kururu it collided head-on with a silver grey Allion motorcar, PMM 548 which was travelling in the opposite direction.Inews understands that the driver of the motor car reportedly veered into the path of the minibus after swerving from a pothole.The occupants of both vehicles which were badly damaged were rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where they were treated. Some of the seriously injured persons including two children were transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation(GPHC).Among those in injured from the bus are Wayne George; Anthony (only name given); Jewan (only name given); Steve Francis along with Prem Persaud; his wife Sunita Persaud; their son Harry Persaud as well as Vanita and Sarita Persaud. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related1 dead, 6 injured as car topples on Linden Soesdyke highwaySeptember 12, 2017In “Crime”Rawle Adams killed in Linden accidentMay 3, 2016In “latest news”Pastor’s son dead, several injured in Soesdyke accidentMarch 6, 2014In “Crime” Prem Persaud being transferred to the GPHCA 10-year-old boy, Mitesh who was in the mini bus also suffered a broken leg. There was also a 2-month old baby and a three-year-old toddler in he minibus but they escaped unhurt.This publication was told that the son of one of the occupants of the bus will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday and as such, an outing to the creek was planned with his friends from the area.An injured occupant of the minibus read more

Lora Mokbel farewelled

first_imgLora Mokbel, mother of convicted drug trafficker Tony Mokbel, was laid to rest on Tuesday, in the absence of her son who spent the day confined to Barwon Prison’s high-security unit. Tony Mokbel reportedly declined to submit an application that could have seen him farewell his 83-year-old mother who died of natural causes on Mother’s Day. His younger brother, Milad, serving time for drug offences, was also absent. Those who did attend the funeral to pay their respects at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church in Thornbury included members of the family and the Hells Angels bikie gang. Amongst the mourners were gangland war survivor Mick Gatto, John Khoury and other former ‘business associates’ of Tony Mokbel. Adding to the colourful cast was Mrs Mokbel’s daughter-in-law, Zaharoula, who stood out from the crowd with her bright red hair. At the funeral service a heart-shaped wreath was laid on Mrs Mokbel’s casket with the words “from your loving son Tony and family”. Lora Mokbel single-handedly raised her four sons after her husband Sajih’s death in 1980 when Tony was 15. The family migrated to Australia from Lebanon in 1974. She defended her sons to the end, particularly Tony, giving a video interview to the Herald Sun last year on the eve of her son’s sentencing to a minimum of 22 years’ jail for drug offences. In the interview, which was conducted in Greek, she described her son as a good father and a good man. While on the run in Athens in 2007 Tony instructed his associates to send large sums of money to Lora, who was living in the family’s Brunswick home. Mrs Mokbel spent the last two months of her life in church care. Monsignor Joseph Takchi described her as a deeply religious and humble woman who prayed each day. Fr Joseph said the hard-working mother had dedicated her life to her children and grandchildren. The significance of patched-up Hells Angels at the service has been remarked on by media this week, with the Herald Sun reporting that a confidential police email, made public in March, warned that the Angels were in conflict with the outlaw Bandido gang. Tony Mokbel is known to be at odds with senior Bandido Toby Mitchell, who has twice been wounded in shooting ambushes. Mitchell was for some time in a relationship with Danielle McGuire, Mokbel’s former partner and the mother of one of his children. After the funeral service, around 150 mourners followed the hearse carrying Mrs Mokbel on her final journey to Fawkner Memorial Park. She was laid to rest alongside her husband. One of the mourners described Mrs Mokbel as a great woman and the reason why so many people had come to say their last goodbye. “I’m sure Tony will be hurt that he couldn’t be here to say goodbye,” he said. Additional material: Herald Sun Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Fitch upgrades Greeces credit rating

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Debt-hobbled Greece got a new morale boost, with Fitch ratings agency upgrading its sovereign credit grade, a day after the country’s European creditors backed the release of a new rescue loan payment. However, the one-notch upgrade from CCC to B- still leaves Greece’s government debt six levels deep in junk status – that is, its bonds are not considered investment grade. It has languished in junk territory since 2010, after it admitted to doctoring its deficit reporting and lost access to bonds markets, requiring a massive international bailout. Fitch set Greece’s outlook as stable, meaning the risks of an upgrade or downgrade are balanced. In a statement, it said the economy is “rebalancing,” with the conservative-led government making clear progress in eliminating a budget deficit that exceeded 15 percent of annual output in 2009. Fitch said the government’s harsh austerity program is on track “amid a semblance of political and social stability.” It is noted, however, that risks remain in implementing the austerity and reform process demanded by its bailout creditors. “Tangible economic recovery remains elusive, while resistance to reform is high,” it said. Fitch is the second of the three major ratings agencies to upgrade Greece. In December, Standard & Poor’s upgraded Greece’s credit grade by 6 notches, from default to the B- junk rating. Greece is in a sixth year of recession, largely attributable to the budget cutbacks and reforms. The economy has so far shrunk by a fifth since 2008, with unemployment at a record high of 27 percent. This week the finance ministers from the 16 other European Union countries that use the euro approved the release of 7.5 billion euros ($10 billion) in loans to Greece, to be paid out in May and June. They cited “further substantial progress” in the deficit-reduction program. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said Greece’s economy will see a modest return to growth next year – an expectation echoed in the Fitch statement. Greece hopes to return to bond markets in the first six months of 2014. In the meantime, it is holding regular short term debt auctions. On Tuesday, it auctioned off 13-week debt, paying the lowest rate for such debt since April 2011. It was the second lowest rate in 28 equivalent auctions that year. The Public Debt Management Agency said it raised 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion) from the sale at an interest rate of 4.02 percent. Reactions to the repeated income cuts and tax hikes of the past three years started off furious, but have recently slackened as fatigue set in and the government repeatedly used emergency powers to stop major strikes. On Tuesday, public servants’ unions held a 24-hour strike to protest against government plans to mobilize state school teachers who had planned a walkout timed to coincide with annual school-leaving exams. But the public servants’ strike failed to make any visible impact on government-run services and was criticised as a token gesture of solidarity by teaching unions, which refused to join the walkout.last_img read more

Simone Inzaghi Its positive to have options

first_imgSimone Inzaghi admits he is delighted with the squad depth after Lazio’s substitutes secured a 2-0 victory in Parma.Goals from Ciro Immobile who converted from the spot and Joaquin Correa was enough to secure three points for Lazio in a tight game.“We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game, but the lads deserved this victory,” the Coach told Football Italia.SS Lazio v AS Roma - TIM CupMatch Preview: SS Lazio vs AS Roma Boro Tanchev – August 31, 2019 Lazio will host Roma to the Olimpico Stadium in the first Derby della Capitale of the 2019-20 Serie A campaign.“It required patience, as Parma are well-organised and solid in defence. We are fortunate to have options like Valon Berisha and Correa to come off the bench and change games.“It’s very positive for a Coach to have options he can choose from based on the situation. I chose Luis Alberto to start because this week he worked well in training, whereas Correa could make the most of the spaces that opened up in the second half.“Last season, we got everyone accustomed to big victories, but must realise that Serie A is far tougher this year and the average has levelled out.”last_img read more

San Diego Habitat for Humanity launches home affordability advocacy campaign

first_img July 8, 2019 San Diego Habitat for Humanity launches home affordability advocacy campaign KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Monday on Good Morning San Diego, KUSI’s Paul Rudy discussed how housing bans in unincorporated areas could be making the housing crisis worse.There is strong demand in the City of San Diego for new housing, especially among working families and young professionals. Unfortunately, many cannot find or afford the housing that is being built.As a result, two groups are spearheading an effort to bring more affordable housing back to San Diego.Habitat for Humanity and the San Diego Housing Federation are looking to build 7,500 affordable housing units for Veterans, homeless families, elderly, and disabled residents of San Diego.The housing federation is leading the charge to build all these affordable housing units with a $900 million bond on the 2020 ballot but many people are asking, why should taxpayers vote to pay for this?The President & CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, Lori Holt Pfeiler, and Executive Director of the San Diego Housing Federation,For more information visit: KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 8, 2019last_img read more

Brakes Group appoints Smith

first_imgFood and drink organisation Brakes Group has hired Eleanor Smith as head of reward, Europe.Smith has experience across all areas of total reward, including pension trustee and management experience. She has expertise in executive pay, HR systems and payroll, performance management and talent development.Previously, Smith was head of reward at The Crown Estate, compensation, benefits and payroll manager, UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Jardine Lloyd Thompson, reward manager at Laing O’Rourke, and global reward and mobility manager at Linklaters.last_img read more

IM LUCKY TO BE HERE Selectman Ed Loud Thanks Wilmington First Responders

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – Selectman Ed Loud nearly died earlier this month.“I’m lucky to be here,” Selectman Ed Loud announced at the beginning of Monday night’s Selectmen’s Meeting. “On Saturday, December 1, I went into cardiac arrest at 4:45am at my house… My daughter saved my life by starting compressions right away with the help of dispatch on the phone. Officer Kevin Skinner was first on the scene. He shocked me once and took over compressions until the paramedics and Fire Department showed up. I left my house with no heart beat. They revived me in the ambulance and rushed me to Lahey Clinic.”Loud took a moment to thank the first responders who saved him.“Kevin Skinner will be in my heart forever,” continued Loud. “Officer [Michael] Cabral and Lieutenant [Brian] Pupa were there and participated in saving my life. Kyle Skinner and George Robinson in the ambulance and Matt Tremblay and Paul Hedderson on the engine – they all participated in saving me. I can’t thank them enough.”Loud thanked his colleagues and the community members who reached out to him upon hearing the news.“Thank you for the outpouring of support,” said Loud. “I’m just super glad I’m here. I really wanted to here tonight. My chest and back are sore as hell, but it’s happy pain. I’m super happy to be here.”“I’ve never been more glad to see you,” said Seletman Greg Bendel.“I’m surprised to see you tonight, but I’m so glad you’re OK,” added Selectman Mike McCoy. “Thank God for your daughter being there.”“I’m also really surprised to see you tonight, but pleasantly so,” chimed in Selectman Jonathan Eaton. “We’re glad you’re back. You’re a very important member of this board and you’re a good person who cares a lot about this community and your family. You’re a good guy.”“It means a lot how heartfelt you all were [when you reached out],” responded Loud. “The caring you all expressed was just incredible.”Loud noted he and his family plan to meet with the responders who saved his life.“We’re lucky to have such compassionate and phenomenal firefighters and first responders,” said Loud. “I will be indebted to them forever.”Selectman Ed Loud at Monday night’s Selectmen’s Meeting, 9 days after suffering a cardiac arrest.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”Selectmen Candidates Debate The Issues (with VIDEO)In “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Watch The Craziest Ending To A Wilmington Selectmen’s Meeting In Modern HistoryIn “Government”last_img read more

Telangana State Police Academy celebrates Yoga Day with

first_imgHyderabad: Fifth International Yoga Day was observed with zeal and enthusiasm in RBVRR Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) in Hyderabad on Friday. Around 100 officers, staff and trainees practiced yoga under the guidance of Yoga Experts Dr K Rukmangadhara Rao and Mohan Babu of Vemana Yoga Research Institute in Hyderabad. Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Mehra, Additional DGP and Director of TSPA said through yoga everyone should try to strive and bring about the union of physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s personality. He said since the Central and State governments are promoting yoga in a big way it is further uniting the people and the nation together. During the programme all of them practiced different Yoga asanas, breathing exercises and meditation for improvement of health.last_img read more

Everything we know about The Dark Tower

first_img“I’m 100 percent behind it — which doesn’t mean it necessarily will work, just that it’s a good way to try and to get into these stories.” – Stephen King. In February of next year, director Nikolaj Arcel releases the first of a planned inter-connected series of movies and television adapting the eight-novel series by Stephen King, The Dark Tower. In 2007, the idea of adapting King’s massive work was first picked up by J.J. Abrams and his partner in Lost Damon Lindelof. After a mere two years of dropping hints about the project, the Abrams camp went silent and director Ron Howard picked up the torch, trying to get a Dark Tower movie and television series from 2010-2015. Last year, Arcel received the directorial duties and a completed script from Akiva Goldsman Jeff Pinkner. Using that script as a basis, Arcel re-wrote the movie with Anders Thomas Jensen, a Danish writer. This year, the movie wrapped shooting in both New York and South Africa and the first footage is expected to debut during the last week of October. It’s an exciting time for The Dark Tower, as more information about how the film will be similar but different to the original novels becomes clear.Even though all the producers on the project have always maintained that this first movie needs to be financially successful in order for this franchise to continue, new reports indicate that a companion television series to the movie is planned to be made and released in time for The Dark Tower’s debut on home video. With the subject of that television series revealed, it’s now time to compile what we know about this turn of the wheel.Probable spoilers to follow as we keep track of what we know about The Dark Tower.Idris Elba is Roland Deschain, the Gunslinger;Matthew McConaughey is Walter, The Man in Black;Tom Taylor is Jake Chambers.The Dark Tower (2017) Idris ElbaAll information about the Dark Tower movie indicates that these three characters will form the core of the first film. Even though The Dark Tower will pull from each of the existing books in King’s mythology, the core dynamics will be between these three, like in the first book in the series, 1982’s The Gunslinger.Jake is psychic now.Director Nikolaj Arcel, Tom Taylor and Idris Elba on the setFifteen-year-old Tom Taylor is playing Jake Chambers, who isn’t psychic in the books, but will be in the film. There’s no indication right now that Jake will have telekinetic powers or anything (like moving stuff with his mind), but instead he’ll have visions into other worlds and will be able to detect where divisions between worlds are thin (thinnys). In the movie, they call it “the Shine” to reference, you know, The Shining.Roland chases WalterJake chases RolandWalter chases JakeUnused concept art by Gregory Hill (developed for Ron Howard’s version)Of course, the Man in Black flees across the desert and the Gunslinger follows, but in the movie version, Jake is actually going to start a believer in Roland’s quest, maybe even more than Roland is. According to a script review from Ain’t It Cool News, when Roland and Jake finally meet, Roland is out purely for revenge and Jake is the one pushing him towards The Dark Tower. The middle part of the movie features Jake and Roland bonding, but Walter also happens to be after Jake because he wants to use Jake’s “Shine” and employ him as a “Breaker,” psychics who are working for Walter and the Crimson King to destroy The Dark Tower.Eddie and Susannah are not in itvia The Dark Tower WikiThe two other important members of Roland’s ka-tet, Eddie and Susannah/Odetta/Detta/Eventually-Mia are not in the film, which makes sense because they are not in the first book (they don’t show up until the Drawing of the Three). Both King and Nikolaj Arcel have hinted to Entertainment Weekly in the past that they know how these two enter the story, it’s just not going to be in this movie.Oy is not in it.But will be in the future film(s) if The Dark Tower is successful.The Dixie Pig (from book six) is in the movie.Matthew McConaughey in the Dixie PigThe Dixie Pig in the book is a bar that contains portals between Keystone Earth (our Earth) and Mid-World (Roland’s plane of existence) but doesn’t become important in the series until the sixth book, Song of Susannah. The Dixie Pig is populated by “low men” or “Taheen,” the demon animals in human costumes and is where Mia separates from Susannah to give birth. In the film, the Dixie Pig looks more like a Satanic cult mini-mall dedicated to the Crimson King, whose sigil is all over the officially released photos.Devar-Toi (from book seven) is in the movie.Unused concept art by Gregory Hill (developed for Ron Howard’s version)Devar-Toi is the idyllic city where Walter, the Man in Black is keeping psychics where they are forced to assault the Dark Tower’s defenses. Not only will the city appear, but this is the basis for why Walter is after Jake. It seems like we’ll spend at least some time there, where in the books we encountered Ted Brautigan from one of Stephen King’s other works, Hearts of Atlantis. Apparently there’s a Brautigan-inspired character in this film (not actually named, because Hearts of Atlantis is an Anthony Hopkins movie now that doesn’t mention “Breakers”) that Nikolaj Arcel will use to show what could happen to Jake should he give in to Walter: “Nikolaj Arcel said he wanted someone who was older than Jake, someone who had been enslaved by the Man in Black for a long time. So there’ll be flashes back to this figure’s younger days – in the way-back era of the 1990s.”The Horn of Eld The Dark Tower is close, now. The Crimson King awaits. Soon Roland will raise the Horn of Eld. And blow.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 19, 2016Stephen King dropped the biggest bit of information that will entice people familiar with the source material with this tweet. Dark Tower fans will recognize the Horn of Eld, and object that Roland kept as he was sent from the Dark Tower at the end of the book back to the beginning of his journey. Roland doesn’t remember that he’s chased the Man in Black before, the only evidence he lived through the novels is that he has the Horn of Eld, which he doesn’t at the start of The Gunslinger.Stephen King saying Roland will blow the horn paired with the phrase “Last Time Around” is exciting. In short, it means the events of the novel occurred before the events in the movie. Much like how JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek movie universe in 2009 by fracturing the timeline, this keeps the narrative of the book canonically separate from the movie (or movie series, if this does well).Tull is in the movie, but probably not like in the book.In The Gunslinger, Roland is waylaid in Tull, a western-like wasteland town while looking for the Man in Black. After sleeping with a girl he meets at the bar, he comes across the town’s preacher Sylvia. Roland realizes the Man in Black had impregnated Sylvia, so Roland kills the baby, inciting Sylvia’s wrath. She gets the town all riled up and they try to kill Roland, so Roland kills every last one of them. It’s pretty brutal for a character we’re supposed to see as our strong and silent hero, but the rumor is that even though the Tull storyline will happening towards the beginning of the film, it’s possible Arcel has changed it so Tull is actually populated by Taheen.Actress Abbey Lee was cast as “Trina,” and a character with that name doesn’t show up until the seventh book (and is Taheen) and supposedly was going to be a love interest. The general idea, floated back as far as that AICN script review, is that Trina has replaced Allie, the bar-woman Roland sleeps within the book. That way, when Roland has to kill a whole town of people, he’s not actually killing people, but murdering Taheen, which is much more acceptable.Roland’s backstory will not be in the movie……because it is going to be a television series.via Entertainment WeeklyWay back when Ron Howard was trying to get his version of The Dark Tower up on screen(s), he said that he planned to do a television series that would air seasons between movies and tell other plots in the Dark Tower world. Once, he even speculated that HBO would pick it up. Although the budget for the project has been significantly scaled down since 2011, it appears that a TV show is still in the works, as MRC and Sony Pictures (who are producing the series) told Entertainment Weekly ”it’s definitely happening.”The show would run 10 to 13 episodes (depending on scripting) and would tell the story of young Roland’s training and first encounter with the Man in Black and thinnys, told in the fourth book in the series The Wizard and the Glass. Much like the book, the TV series would be bookended by Roland recounting this tale, so both Tom Taylor and Idris Elba have signed on to make appearances. The show will shoot in 2017 for a 2018 premiere…somewhere. As of now, the show doesn’t have a distributor, but you can bet interest will be high if the film manages to make money.Is the “there are other worlds than these” part still at the end?All signs point to yes, but no official comment has backed that up (for semi-obvious reasons if you know the spoiler to which we refer). According to the Ain’t It Cool News script review (which was of a previous draft) it was there but presented in a different way (so maybe no mine carts).This post will be updated when crucial information breaks.last_img read more