AGTech wins new China Sports Lottery hardware tenders

first_img Regions: China Lottery Lottery solutions provider AGTech Holdings has strenghtened its position in the Chinese lottery market by winning contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in three provinces and two municipalities. 23rd July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Email Address Lottery solutions provider AGTech Holdings has strenghtened its position in the Chinese lottery market by winning contracts to supply sports lottery terminals in three provinces and two municipalities.The supplier, via its Beijing AGTech GOT Technology subsidiary, will supply sports lottery terminals to Guizhou, Anhui and Guangdong provinces, as well as for China’s capital Beijing and its fourth most populous municipality, Tianjin. The deals, covering a combined population of more than 200m people, follow procurement wins in Hainan, Guangxi and another in Tianjin ealier this year.“AGTech GOT has won eight tenders in seven provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across China this year, further reaffirming our hardware division’s continued dedication to and leading position in China’s lottery industry,” John Sun, chairman and chief executive of AGTech said.“AGTech will continue to enhance product innovation, ensure safety and R&D compliance, and contribute to the overall healthy development of China’s lottery market.”A subsidiary of ecommerce giant Alibaba Group, AGTech took in HK$20.2m in revenue, a 14% increase from the prior year, in the first quarter of 2019. It is also working on an augmented reality project for the China Sports Lottery, which is designed to help the state-run operator appeal to a younger demographic. AGTech wins new China Sports Lottery hardware tenders Topics: Lottery Tech & innovationlast_img read more

IOA urges NSFs, SOAs to update websites with its new logo

first_img Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify IOA urges NSFs, SOAs to update websites with its new logo Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Previous articleKiren Rijiju launches nation-wide initiative of Fit India Youth Clubs to promote fitnessNext articleHCC vs MECC ECS T10 Belgium LIVE: Dream 11 Hasselt CC vs Mechelen Eagles Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 15, 2020 Cricket Latest Sports News Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Facebook Twitter Cricket The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Saturday urged National Sports Federations (NSF) and State Olympic Associations (SOA) to update their websites with its new logo. The IOA had launched its new logo in early July to mark 100 years of India’s participation in the Olympics.“It is our wholehearted appeal to everyone to promote our new logos at your end, suggested as incorporating and updating the new IOA logo on your official NSF/SOA websites, updating new logo as display pictures on your personal social media handles and whatsapp display pictures etc,” said IOA President Narinder Batra and Secretary General Rajeev Mehta in a joint appeal to the sports organisations in the country. WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 5/1 (2 ov) – Follow Live Updates PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener at HT; Follow Live Updates Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo TAGSIndian Olympic AssociationIOANational Sports FederationsNSFSOAState Olympic Associations SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Latest Sports News Latest Sports News Formula 1 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo“A detailed brand manual will be shared in the coming days to help the expedite the correct transition of the new IOA logo smoothly.”The new identity was designed and developed by Smitten, an international design and communications firm founded in India. It includes a separate logo for India to be used in international sporting events.“We like to promote athletes from all walks of life so when it came to IOA’s rebranding exercise, we decided to entrust a homegrown design studio with the task,” Mehta said in a statement on the Indian National Olympic Committee’s website. Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Bengaluru ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023last_img read more

U.S. Open organisers pleased with lineup, despite tournament dropouts

first_img Facebook Twitter SportSport NewsTennis Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Sport News Tokyo Olympics: Caster Semenya running against time for Olympic qualification, misses the 5000m cut Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive TAGSdespite tournament dropoutsorganisers pleased with lineupU.S. Open SHARE Tokyo Olympics Village: Organizers unveils Tokyo games athletes village to the media, check first look Football Football U.S. Open organisers pleased with lineup, despite tournament dropouts U.S. Open organisers said on Tuesday that they were happy with the slate of competitors for this year’s tournament, despite numerous dropouts by high-profile names amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.One of tennis’ four Grand Slams and the crown jewel of the U.S. tennis calendar, the U.S. Open usually attracts the world’s greatest players to Flushing Meadows every year. Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings By Kunal Dhyani – August 19, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Football Previous articlePCB challenges reduction of Umar Akmal’s ban in CASNext articleCPL 2020: Jason Holder, Rashid Khan star as Barbdos Tridents seal thriller against St Kitts and Nevis; Watch Video Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoThis year, however, several of the sport’s top athletes have dropped out of the 2020 campaign, including defending champions Bianca Andreescu and Rafa Nadal, and world number 1 Ash Barty and fellow Australian Nick Kyrgios.Mike Dowse, CEO and executive director of the USTA, said the field “exceeded our expectations,” given the challenges of putting on the event.“In context of the times and how different the world is, I couldn’t be happier,” said Dowse.Dowse said that the women’s competition will see 10 former Grand Slam champions, including 23-time major winner Serena Williams, along with 81 of the top 100. In the men’s event, seven of the world top ten are competing.After winning the Prague Open, world number 2 Simona Halep became the latest big-name competitor to back out of the tournament on Monday, citing concern over travelling to New York amid the coronavirus pandemic. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Football Football Latest Sports News Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race last_img read more

Zimplow Holdings Limited HY2009 Presentation

first_imgZimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2009 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zimplow Holdings Limited (ZIMW.zw)  2009 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZimplow Holdings Limited manufactures and markets a diverse range of products for the construction, infrastructure and agricultural sectors in Zimbabwe. It also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural sector, and has interests in property management and leasing. The Farming division consists of three business units; Mealiebrand, Farmec and Afritrac which oversee the manufacturing of animal-drawn equipment and tractors, and spare parts for agricultural equipment. The Mining and Infrastructure division manufactures and distributes mining equipment, spare parts and related products through four divisions; Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec. Zimplow Holdings Limited is a marketing and distribution agent in Zimbabwe for Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Caterpillar, Perkins, Falcon, Challenger, Vicon and Monosem. Zimplow Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now

first_img Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Remember Neil Woodford? He’s the fund manager whose stock-picking reputation did a ‘Grand Old Duke of York’.First, he marched to the top of the hill to become arguably the most praised and admired UK fund manager. But then he marched right down again to become maybe the most criticised.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A common problemIn hindsight, the main reason for the latter poor performance of his funds appears to be his change of investment strategy. It’s such a common problem in the investment community that it’s earned a nickname: style drift.And I’ve lost count of how many times my style has drifted over the years. I’ve also done a good many grand-old-Duke-of-Yorks, particularly by watching once-winning investments turn into losing investments while continuing to hold them. And as I write this, my previous inaction seems so stupid!In the future, I expect to fall flat on my face many times more in life. So I’m not criticising Woodford for following his convictions. It didn’t work out as he planned and expected. But he had the courage to follow his heart. And now he’s reaping the consequences of his decisions, just as we all must, whether positive or negative.However, the Woodford affair does emphasise how we must all take responsibility for our investments and follow them carefully. For me, that means sometimes bailing out of a losing position before the damage becomes too great for my portfolio. And that includes managed funds, if necessary.Woodford was once greatBut the main lesson I’ve drawn from Woodford’s career is that his earlier strategy worked well. And that involved buying mostly FTSE 100 shares and stocks with large market capitalisations when they were out of favour and showing low-looking valuations. It also involved avoiding entire sectors when he saw trouble ahead. And those two levers often led him to sell out after shares had risen a long way, thus locking profits into his funds.His value investing wasn’t as dramatic as the likes of Benjamin Graham’s and Warren Buffett’s around the middle of the 20th century. Back then, they searched for a final ‘puff’ from deep-value ‘cigar-butt’ investments. And they’d often turn positions around in a shorter time frame than Woodford’s.However, US fund manager Peter Lynch ran part of his strategy in a similar way as Woodford’s earlier approach. So it was a proven technique, given all that success.FTSE 100 shares I’d buy nowAnd right now, I think there are several UK big-cap stocks with decent-looking quality and value characteristics that I’d consider buying for my ISA. For example, British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands in the out-of-favour tobacco and smoking products sector. And GlaxoSmithKline in the pharmaceutical sector, which has improving growth prospects although the stock price has been weak.However, there’s no guarantee these shares will perform well in the years ahead. Much depends on continued momentum in their underlying businesses. Nevertheless, I’d be inclined to embrace the risks and add them to my diversified portfolio now. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 12th June, 2021 center_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy now Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more

Cookies & Milk with a Cop coming this month

first_img Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleConfused about prostate screenings? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Take your kids to the North Orange Library in Apopka this today from 10:30 am – 11:30 am to meet the officers of the Apopka Police Department for cookies and milk and a story. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative environment.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.Cookies & Milk with a CopDate: Saturday, July 15, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Sponsored by: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch), McDonald’s, and the Apopka Police DepartmentLocation: The Orange County Library (Apopka Branch) at 1211 E. Semoran Boulevard in ApopkaCookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 10:30 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

ZEB Pilot House – Pilot Project / Snøhetta

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Snøhetta Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Norway Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773383/zeb-pilot-house-pilot-project-snohetta Clipboard 2014 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773383/zeb-pilot-house-pilot-project-snohetta Clipboard Year:  photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Paal-André Schwital, EVEPhotographs:  Bruce Damonte, Paal-André Schwital, EVEClient:Optimera and Brødrene Dahl (Saint Gobain)Typology:Zero Emission Demonstration BuildingCity:LarvikCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paal-André SchwitalText description provided by the architects. Snøhetta is an active partner within ZEB (The Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings). The ZEB Multi-Comfort House is a cooperation between Snøhetta, Scandinavia’s largest independent research body SINTEF, ZEB partner Brødrene Dahl, and Optimera. The volume of the house describes a single family house, however, the building is intended for use as a demonstration platform to facilitate learning on building methodology for plus houses with integrated sustainable solutions.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteTo achieve ZEB-OM classification the project is required to document and verify a minimum of 100% CO2 offsetting. Renewable energy production via photovoltaic and solar-thermal panels integrated in the building envelope enables offsetting of carbon emissions generated by the burning of fossil fuels in power stations. By offsetting in this manner we reduce emission of other greenhouse gasses simultaneously. Focus on carbon emissions associated with building materials represents a new direction in the vital drive toward a sustainable construction industry.Save this picture!© Paal-André SchwitalCharacteristic tilt to the southeastThe house in the garden has a characteristic tilt towards southeast and a sloping roof surface clad with solar panels and collectors. These elements, together with geothermal energy from energy wells in the ground, will serve the energy needs of the family house and generate enough surplus to power an electric car year-round! For this to become a successful reality, architecture and technology must come together and ensure optimization of both comfort and energy use.Save this picture!© EVEDaylight, view, and contact with landscape
and outdoor space is reconciled with the
need for balancing sealed walls and windows. Heating and cooling is solved passively through placement of glass surfaces, orientation, house geometry and volume, and choosing materials with good thermal characteristics. Materials used on interior surfaces have been chosen on the basis of their ability to contribute to good indoor climate and air quality as well as aesthetic qualities.Save this picture!DiagramOutdoor atriumAn outdoor atrium with fireplace and furnishing opens for outdoor dining from early spring to late fall. A feeling of cabin life, in one of the world’s most advanced family houses, in a room with walls of stacked firewood and bricks.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteLandscapeThe landscape is formed as a garden where visitors can walk around the building and discover the elements that make this an exceptional family house. The garden has a swimming pool and shower utilizing solar- generated thermal heat surplus, a sauna heated with firewood, and storage rooms as shielding from neighbours. A breakfast spot on the eastern side with a view to neighbouring farmland is paved with recycled timber blocks, creating an inviting surface.Save this picture!© Paal-André SchwitalEnvironmental ambitions and design processHigh environmental ambitions create new parameters in the design process. New tools
are put to use, the academic disciplines work closer together, and the requirements for documentation are more demanding than ever. In particular, the high focus on choice of material in early development phases is new, and it generates innovative design processes on a multidisciplinary level.Save this picture!© Paal-André SchwitalThe design of such an ambitious environmental project is driven by knowledge of new technologies, local energy sources, materials and building techniques, and other resources at location, as well as intelligent placement and orientation in a way that facilitates optimal utilization of energy resources.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe project has a strong focus on retaining home-like qualities through non-quantifiable properties. Emotive comfort and sense of wellbeing have governed the design process
to the same extent as energy demands. The grounds employ a variety of spaces that can be enjoyed year-round, with the inclusion of fruit trees and vegetable gardens to accommodate small scale food production.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow less5 Strategies to Improve the Urban Appeal of Port CitiesArticlesFoundation Bauhaus Dessau Announces Winners of Bauhaus Museum CompetitionArchitecture News Share Houses Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 36 Share Projects 2014 ZEB Pilot House – Pilot Project / SnøhettaSave this projectSaveZEB Pilot House – Pilot Project / Snøhetta CopyAbout this officeSnøhettaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityLarvikNorwayPublished on September 11, 2015Cite: “ZEB Pilot House – Pilot Project / Snøhetta ” 11 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Sustainability•Larvik, Norway “COPY” ZEB Pilot House – Pilot Project / Snøhetta Area:  220 m² Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Brooklyn, N.Y.: ‘Affordable for WHO?’

first_imgMarch 30 —“Luxury high-rises are being built in our neighborhoods; rents and property taxes keep going up and up; and long-term residents are being displaced! This is why the Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network is fighting to change the city charter to make community boards elected, not appointed, and to give them veto power!” said organizer Alicia Boyd.Speaking today at the entrance to Brooklyn’s City Hall, Boyd was among activists throughout the city who see their community boards powerless to stop developers. The gentrification of the city has a racist character, which was protested at the rally and covered by local news outlets.New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio recently chose to ignore that most community boards don’t approve of his deal with developers to rezone. Developers claim that affordable housing is offered in 20 percent of the high-rise apartments now displacing housing for working-class families. Speakers today explained that alleged affordability is fixed on the income of wealthy neighborhoods. De Blasio’s term “affordable” sounds good, but isn’t applicable for most Brooklyn neighborhoods where people of color have waged many battles to obtain housing in recent decades.BAN is using street rally tactics, including going door to door and holding town hall meetings. The protesters’ determination was heard in the chant “Whose city? Our city!”A few days later, more than 100 East New Yorkers met at a community church on a bitterly cold April 3 to ride the long distance to Manhattan’s City Hall. There, they appealed to a mayor who boosts an affordable housing plan that is really a plan of, by and for real estate developers — not for the working class and people of color. Speakers explained their plight in different ways as the large crowd of East New Yorkers covered the wide steps leading to the City Hall entrance.They had the support of a Latina tenant leader from the southwest Bronx who spoke about demanding a “No” vote to rezoning their East New York neighborhood that would require only 3 percent of 6,000 new units to be affordable. The mostly Black and Brown tenants in the area are mostly low income.Chants included: “Hey de Blasio, where we gonna go?” “Hey hey, ho ho! Luxury condos have got to go!” “What’s not for sale? East New York!” and “Our community! Our plan!” Speakers mentioned with pride a fair housing plan that these tenants have developed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

City Officials Report New Coronavirus Deaths Two Days in a Row, New Cases Spike

first_img Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week For the first time in nearly two months local health officials reported Coronavirus deaths on back-to-back days.In total, 1,083 people have been infected with the virus in Pasadena and 86 people have died.The increase in numbers came as county officials announced that visitation can resume at nursing facilities with some restrictions.Family and friends can visit their loved ones at facilities that have not had any new COVID-19 infections for 28 days.“It’s highly unlikely that you’ll see relaxing across the board at all of the (skilled nursing facilities) given the fact that they do need to be 28 days out with no new cases,” said County Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “But visitors with fever or COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter into a facility. Visitors are going to need to practice distancing of at least six feet. Everyone will need to wear their face mask at all times and signs will be posted with additional rules at each of the facilities and shared with visitors.”The announcement came the same day that county health officials reported a record-high single-day number of coronavirus cases.On Wednesday 2,129 new cases and 34 deaths were reported for Los Angeles county.According to Ferrer those social distancing and face mask requirements are also important for all residents to remember as they move about in public and visit reopened businesses.Ferrer also indicated there could be movement this week allowing nail salons to reopen.“We are working very closely with the board (of supervisors) to assess the options on the reopening. We hope that we’ll be able to share more information … as early as tomorrow about where we continue and how we continue on our recovery journey.“… There is an obligation on every business that’s open at this point to really adhere to the guidance and the protocols and directives that are out there about how to make sure that your facility offers as much safety as possible to both your workers, to your customers and to residents.”Ferrer noted Monday that county inspectors had visited 2,000 restaurants over the weekend, and half of them were out of compliance with operating protocols. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News City Officials Report New Coronavirus Deaths Two Days in a Row, New Cases Spike One additional death reported on Wednesday STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 3:41 pm Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

CBSE Class XII : PIL In SC Seeks Declaration Of Results Based On Internal Exams And Cancellation Of Exams Proposed In July

first_imgTop StoriesCBSE Class XII : PIL In SC Seeks Declaration Of Results Based On Internal Exams And Cancellation Of Exams Proposed In July Nilashish Chaudhary10 Jun 2020 7:47 AMShare This – xA PIL has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel the remaining Class 12 examinations which were rescheduled on account of the COVID-19 outbreak and are to be held from July 1. Referring to the decision to conduct remaining examinations from July 1 to July 15 as arbitrary, it has been urged that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to cancel the remaining Class 12 examinations which were rescheduled on account of the COVID-19 outbreak and are to be held from July 1. Referring to the decision to conduct remaining examinations from July 1 to July 15 as arbitrary, it has been urged that the examinations be cancelled and marks be awarded to students on the basis of internal examinations that have already been conducted. It has notably been pointed out that in 25 other foreign countries, where CBSE has a presence, they had cancelled the remaining examinations and awarded marks according to internal examinations. By not applying the same standards in India, CBSE is in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, alleges the petitioner. The petition, on behalf of an Advocate practicing in the Allahabad High Court, alternatively seeks a a direction to conduct the remaining Class 12 examinations before the second week of June. It has been prayed that under all circumstances, the Results of the Class 12 examination must be declared before June 30. The petitioner apprises Court of the deadline for students to submit their Class 12 Results in most foreign universities, which is around July 1, as it enables them to initiate the process of obtaining a visa which typically takes 3-4 weeks. This much time is required as the Semester begins around mid-August in most Universities. However, informs the petitioner, if the remaining CBSE examinations for Class 12 are carried out as informed by the Government, between the 1st and 15th of July, then the results are not likely to be announced before the first week of August. In such a scenario, “tens of thousands of students from all around India”, who spent two years preparing for international examinations, and have received offers from renowned Universities would have their hard-work nullified and dreams taken away since they are required to submit their Class 12 results to secure admission, claims the Petitioner. “The hopes and dreams of these students of attending the world’s top-most universities are being dashed to the ground because of the arbitrary decision of the Government of India and the CBSE to hold the remaining Class 12th Examinations between 01.07.2020 and 15.01.2020 and thereafter declaring the results of Class 12th. Examinations in late July or August, 2020 and further it would amount to mental harassment of these qualified students and would amount to denying them a successful career and more so the course of their entire life may be adversely effected because of the arbitrary decision of CBSE. …it would be a travesty of justice, if students who have worked hard for several years and have been selected in the world’s top-most international universities are unable to attend the same, only because the declaration of the CBSE Class 12th result are delayed merely by a few weeks after their deadline to submit the same, and more so when several state Boards are declaring there Class 12th results on or before 30.06.2020.” It has further been alleged that the lives of more than 25 lakh students is being jeopardized by the decision of Government of India / CBSE to conduct examinations in July, 2020 while the spread of COVID-19 is on the rise. Claiming that cases are much more currently, as compared to earlier when the examinations were postponed, the petitioner states that students will suffer an irreparable loss because the Government and CBSE is adamant in conducting the remaining examinations without considering all relevant factors. It is claimed that there is no way to be sure that the postponed examinations may not be further postponed, or cancelled by CBSE in view of the situation not improving. But if such a decision is taken around the end of June, it will be of no help to students. “…there is no surety that the COVID-19 situation is going to get better by July, 2020 and it is a serious possibility that in fact the situation may worsen by then, as predicted by several medical experts including the Director, All India Institute of Medial Sciences, New Delhi…even if it is decided by CBSE in end-June or early July not to conduct the examinations or to conduct the same at some further later date, due to the COVID-19 epidemic not subsiding by then, then too it would be too late for the students who had secured admissions in International Universities.” Citing Government orders allowing commercial activities to begin with proper precaution, and averring to the CBSE’s earlier notification regarding observing social distancing norms while conducting examinations, it is urged that if examinations must be conducted, it is preferable to do so at the earliest, since the situation will only deteriorate and precautionary measures would remain the same. “…the CBSE on earlier occasion vide Notification dated 13 .03.2020 had already directed that social distancing norms be observed during the examinations, as such it is not fetched to expect that CBSE may easily direct the examination centres to conduct the same during the present circumstances while observing social distancing norms. More so, since the Government of India has allowed various commercial and industrial activities, with directions to observe the prescribed precautions as notified by the Government of India. In fact ALL the Government, Semi-Government, Local Bodies, etc. offices have been directed to be opened with 33% staff, while observing the prescribed precautions.” Another plea has been filed by a group of parents from Delhi-NCR against the CBSE decision to conduct remaining exams in July. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more