CMA CGM Charters Boxship Quartet from Poseidon Containers

first_imgzoomImage by WMN French shipping giant CMA CGM has decided to charter four vessels from containership charter owner, Poseidon Containers.Under the deal, Poseidon Containers, which recently entered a definitive merger agreement Global Ship Lease, will charter the 6,927 TEU boxships to CMA CGM for a period of five years.The charters for the containerships Mary, Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra were signed “at levels substantially above their prior contracted rates,” Global Ship Lease said, adding that the charters would deliver incremental annualized EBITDA of around USD 11 million compared to third quarter 2018 contracted rates.The new charter for Mary commenced recently, and the remaining three new charters are set to commence upon expiry of their existing charters during the first half of 2019. The company added that the new five-year charters would generate total EBITDA of USD 135 million over the five-year contract period.“Upon closing our transformational combination with Poseidon Containers, the enhanced long-term visibility through 2024 from contracted revenue and cashflow from these charters will strengthen GSL’s balance sheet and contribute to further deleveraging, which, together with increased EBITDA, will drive improvements in financial leverage,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, said.“We are excited about joining forces with Poseidon Containers; as illustrated by these new charters, the combination will significantly increase our scale and ability to capitalize on favorable fundamentals in the mid-sized and smaller containership segments,” Webber concluded.last_img read more

Next edition of DefExpo to be held in Lucknow

first_imgNew Delhi: The next edition of India’s mega defence exhibition – the DefExpo – will be held in Lucknow in 2020 with participation of major global and domestic military firms, the Defence Ministry announced on Sunday. It will be for the first time Lucknow will host the exhibition in which delegates of a number of leading countries will participate. The theme of the DefExpo will be ‘India: the emerging defence manufacturing hub’ and it will be focused on ‘digital transformation of defence’, the ministry said. Officials said major global and domestic military firms will showcase their latest weaponry and platforms at the exhibition, eyeing a slice of the lucrative military market in the country which is the world’s biggest arms importer.last_img read more

UN Promotes Community Service And Inspires Change On Mandela Day

first_imgThe 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ founding provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Nelson Mandela with a call to action for helping others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed on Saturday as he joined the world in marking Nelson Mandela International Day.“Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual call to action for people around the world to make a difference in the communities where they live and work by taking time to serve others,” the Secretary-General stated in his message for the Day.“Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for human rights and social justice,” Mr. Ban continued. “The United Nations joins the Mandela Foundation in asking people around the world to devote at least 67 minutes of their time on 18 July – Madiba’s birthday – to a community service activity.”The UN General Assembly declared 18 July ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ in 2009 in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to democracy, justice and reconciliation and to mark his birthday. Mr. Mandela passed away in December 2013 in Johannesburg at the age of 95.The overall campaign slogan – Take Action, Inspire Change – seeks to inspire people around the world to take 67 minutes of time devoted to helping others and, in so doing, empower entire communities and build a global movement for good.In the past, volunteers have helped to rebuild homes destroyed by hurricane Sandy in the New York, offered school supplies to children, prepared meals for the elderly, helped out in orphanages, cleaned up parks, and delivered computer literacy workshops.This year’s commemoration comes a week before the UN is set to bestow its first-ever Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize to two individuals – a man and a woman – for their service to humanity.Dr. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, of Portugal, will receive the award at a ceremony to take place on 24 July 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York.Source:United Nationslast_img read more

Egypt UN rights office voices alarm at raids on offices of NGOs

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Egyptian soldiers attacked the offices of several NGOs yesterday in Cairo, the capital. The soldiers forced their way in, blocking entrances and exits, and seized computers and files. In some cases, employees had their mobile telephones confiscated. Frej Fenniche, chief of OHCHR’s of the Middle Eastern and North Africa office, said it was the first time his office had heard of a similar raid being carried out against NGOs, noting that such events had not occurred even under the regime of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. “Such behaviour on the part of the authorities appears to be clearly designed to intimidate human rights defenders who have long been critical of human rights violations in Egypt, including under the previous regime,” said Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for OHCHR, from Geneva yesterday.“The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on the Government to cease the use of such unnecessarily heavy-handed measures and to ensure that civil society organisations can carry out their important work without undue interference,” she added. Egyptian authorities have reportedly blamed foreign-funded groups, including NGOs, for some of the political unrest which has rippled through Cairo and other cities since the ousting of Mr. Mubarak in February. Mr. Fenniche noted that the local authorities had expressed concerns regarding the origins of the NGOs’ funds as well as information about their relationships with foreigners. “But this can be done according to the law,” he stated. 30 December 2011The United Nations human rights office voiced alarm today at reports that the Egyptian military has carried out raids against the offices of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in what would be the first documented incidents of their kind in the country’s recent history. read more

Afghanistan signs UN status of refugees convention

In a press statement in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres welcomed Afghanistan’s accession to the Convention and Protocol, which takes effect this week after several months of close collaboration between UNHCR and Afghan authorities.”It is possible at times to forget the true meaning of the refugee Convention, but if anyone can understand its significance, it is the people of Afghanistan,” said Mr. Guterres. “During the long, dark years of fighting and extremism, millions of Afghans had to flee their homeland to seek refuge elsewhere. It is testimony to the remarkable progress Afghanistan has made on the road to recovery that it is now able to join the Convention.”The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees is the key legal document in defining who is a refugee, their rights and the legal obligations of states. The 1967 Protocol removed geographical and temporal restrictions from the Convention.With the accession, Afghanistan enshrines in international law its long-standing tradition of asylum. Despite being embroiled in decades of war and civil conflict, Afghanistan kept its doors open to refugees – notably those from Central Asia, like the tens of thousands who fled Tajikistan’s civil war in the early 1990s.Since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001, more than 3.5 million Afghans have repatriated from neighbouring Iran and Pakistan in one of the largest operations in UNHCR’s 54-year history. The refugee agency has also been working in Afghanistan to support the authorities’ efforts to reintegrate the millions of newly-returned people.Afghanistan is the 146th country to ratify either the 1951 Convention or its 1967 Protocol. Iran – which has hosted millions of Afghan refugees over the years – has also signed the Convention. UNHCR hopes that Pakistan, which has also generously hosted millions of Afghans, will soon join as well.There are now just under one million Afghan refugees in Iran. A recent census showed that more than 3 million Afghans live in Pakistan, though not all of them are “of concern” to UNHCR. A significant number are expected to choose to repatriate, but it is also likely that some Afghans will want to remain in their countries of asylum, where some have been living for decades as well-integrated, productive members of society. read more

UN experts urge action on serious human rights concerns in several countries

United Nations experts urged the international community to act quickly to address serious and deteriorating human rights situations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Sudan, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Sri Lanka, with specific actions recommended in several instances.A full-fledged international human rights monitoring mission should be urgently sent to Sri Lanka, where fierce fighting between the Government and Tamil rebels erupted again recently, to ameliorate an impending crisis of major proportions, said Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur’s on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.An international criminal tribunal should be established in the DRC to deal with crimes committed there since 1994, said an independent UN human rights expert, Titinga Frederic Pacere.Both made their recommendations to the UN’s Third Committee (which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural matters) on Friday in hearings that continue today.The UN Special Rapporteur for human rights in the Sudan, Sima Samar, said the situation in Darfur had dramatically deteriorated, despite the signing of the peace agreement in May 2006, and warned that the conflict is spilling across borders, with militia attacking civilians in Chad and the Central African Republic.The immediate international priority should be to ensure human rights protection and humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in the Sudan, she said, urging the international community to provide the necessary financial and technical support to the African Union mission there. Special Rapporteurs monitoring developments in North Korea and in Myanmar noted that they have been unable to visit these countries during the past two years or more.Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur for human rights in Myanmar, said grave human rights violations continue with impunity, adding there was “urgent need” to better coordinate Member States’ approaches to encouraging democratic transition there.The representative from Myanmar, U Win Mra said Mr. Pinheiro’s description of the situation in eastern Myanmar was “blown out of proportion,” noting that 17 major armed groups had settled their differences with the central government. The representative also contested the Rapporteur’s statement that Myanmar had one of the highest levels of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis infection.Reporting on North Korea, Vitit Muntarbhorn said while egregious human rights transgressions continued the international community should continue its humanitarian aid for the North Korean people. The Sudanese representative, Abdalmahmood Mohamed, said his government had demonstrated its will for peace by signing the Darfur Peace Agreement and said the international community should exert more pressure on rebel forces to join the agreement.Zenon Mukongo Ngay, the Congolese representative, said the Independent Expert’s report generally “reflected the reality in the country” but that some information was out-dated by not acknowledging the code of good conduct agreement signed by the President and Vice President, the two main contenders in the run-off elections to be held at the end of the month. The report did not adequately credit new laws buttressing judicial independence and the separation of powers, he added.Sin Song Chol, the DPRK representative, said his delegation rejected all the “anti-DPRK” resolutions tabled before the United Nations over the last few years and would never accept the mandate of the Special Rapporteur. read more

Shopify thirdquarter revenue beats expectations but losses continue

Shopify third-quarter revenue beats expectations, but losses continue by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 4, 2015 6:55 am MDT Last Updated Nov 4, 2015 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Shopify (TSX:SH) says its revenue is growing by leaps and bounds but it’s not yet profitable.The Ottawa-based company made its debut as a publicly traded company in May and has continued to expand through partnerships with other e-commerce firms and conventional retailers.Revenue for the third quarter, reported in U.S. currency, was $52.8 million — up 93 per cent from $27.3 million a year earlier and above the estimate of $47.6 million.Its net loss was $4.6 million, up nine per cent from $4.2 million in the third quarter of 2014, but on a per-share basis it fell to six cents from 11 cents because of a larger number of shares outstanding following the IPO.Shopify’s adjusted net loss was $2.4 million or three cents per share, which was less than the estimate of six cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters data.Its operating loss was $4.3 million, up from $4.1 million a year earlier.The company says it expects revenue and operating losses in the current fourth quarter will be higher than in the third quarter. It’s also adjusting its full-year guidance to reflect the third-quarter results and fourth-quarter estimates.For the three months ending Dec. 31, Shopify estimates revenue will be from $59 million to $61 million. Its operating loss under U.S. accounting rules is estimated to be between $7 million and $8 million for the current quarter, up from $4.3 million in the third quarter of this year and $4.1 million in last year’s third quarter.For the full year ending Dec. 31, Shopify has raised its revenue estimate to between $194 million and $196 million and its operating loss to between $18.5 million and $19.5 million.The previous estimate was for between $181 million and $183 million of revenue and an operating loss of between $21 million and $23 million. read more

Tenova TAKRAF wins iron ore bulk handling equipment orders in Brazil and

first_imgTenova TAKRAF was recently awarded a new order by Vale for an iron ore stacker to be installed at Ponta de Madeira Terminal, Brazil. It has also recently signed a contract for the turnkey supply of a ship loader and a conveyor system with Soc Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM), in Mauritania. The new ship loader has an iron ore capacity of 12,000 t/h and is part of an ambitious program aiming to the expansion of the company mine in Zouerate. Ore, mined since 1963, is transported by rail from Zouerate mine to the Nouadhibou terminal for export. The SNIM loader will be constructed by Tenova TAKRAF Italy and transported to the port, almost fully erected, on a special ship equipped with the necessary hoisting equipment. The conveyor system and ancillary equipment will be built by Tenova TAKRAF Germany. The contract, which includes civil works in addition to mechanical supplies, is expected to be completed in 30 months.Under the Vale order, Tenova TAKRAF is to supply on a turnkey basis a new giant iron ore stacker with a 55 m boom – nominal capacity of 16,000 t/h and project capacity of 20,000 t/h. The machine which is expected to be delivered in 730 days represents a further success for Tenova TAKRAF under Vale’s plans to expand the Ponta de Madeira terminal in São Luís to 130 Mt/y.last_img read more

Here are the heartwarming and surprising things that make you all happy

first_img Source: AwesomegifsJane Travers:Cold night, electric blanket, crisp clean sheets :)Leslie Alan Rock:Medium steak with some garlic butter Source: BlogSpotLife’s simple pleasures Source: Lucas RicharzOisín Ó Cuilleanáin:The feeling when you wake in the morning and realising it’s your day off. Source: Slack picsThe tunes YESTERDAY, IN ANTICIPATION of a fair amount of Budget doom and gloom, we asked readers of and what makes them happy.We’ve gathered up your responses, and they range from the simple, to the heartwarming, to the surprising, to the bold as brass!For some people it’s their children that make them happy…John Buckley says:As a baker.. Hand making bread and getting to sit down and have it with some soup while relaxing in front of my baby girl minding her. Source: ArthurssteakhouseandpubFun and games Source: Magnus Franklin Dave Gibson:Lego… you’re never too old. Source: 98videoFor some, it’s their ‘other’ childrenMick Kavanagh:My dog Wilson running to the car and jumping on my lap when I get home from work. :)Liam Ó Broin:Having our two dogs come to greet me when I come to the front door. Never gets old.Jane Travers:I have three of them! There’s nothing like the greeting 🙂 Source: TheprovinceFiona Greene (via email):I’m a huge fan of The Killers and spent the night drinking with one of my idols – Dave Keuning (The Killers’ guitarist) and a group of my good friends in a pub in London a few days before their sold-out Wembley Stadium gig back in June. He obviously still doesn’t realise just how big they are as he asked us; “Have you guys heard of ‘Hot Fuss’?” Both that question and the picture that I have attached of the both of us having the craic that night make me so unbelievably happy! 🙂 I know I’m lucky in that many people have lost their young children for various reasons, Skype is great but I do miss the human contact. I’m a sad old wan. Joan Featherstone:When my big son comes home from working in UK and we can be a family again, if only for a short while till he heads off again. Cathy Murray:Being a mother a child with special needs, little moments that would be little or not noticed much in others’ lives would be a huge thing if my son gets them done.Being proud to be a mother of my son and daughter makes me happy… but scared about what sort of country they to face growing up. Some much-needed reliefDalai Obama:Being pain free (almost) was great all last week, been in bed now since Saturday afternoon. It’s been like this for almost 3 years, chronic pain and depression are things i hope people who don’t suffer from them never have to face.An excellent movieA myriad of thingsAnd, er, ironing? Source: Guy DickinsonMary Jones replied:Ironing, really? You can come round my house! There’s hours of entertainment here if that’s the case! And we’ll both be smiling all night long ;)Ann Reddin wasn’t far behind:And when you’re done in Marys you can come around to mine. I’ll invite your kids and make you a big pot of tea with a big huge smile on my face. I also have a lovely polka dot coat (only worn once) that you can have :)Any more for any more? Let us know what makes you happy…Budget 2014: The Guide to Blocking the Budget>10 things you remind you that people are actually generous>9 things we wish WERE getting taxed>last_img read more

En Europe 5 du trafic internet provient des mobiles

first_imgEn Europe, 5% du trafic internet provient des mobilesDe plus en plus adaptés à la lecture de pages web comme aux applications sociales et ludiques, les smartphones prennent de plus en plus de place sur le trafic internet total et mondial. En Europe, c’est 91,4 millions d’abonnés mobiles qui surfent à l’aide de leur portables.En août 2011, les mobiles ont totalisé 5% du trafic numérique total européen soit 91,4 millions d’abonnés mobiles en Europe (France, Allemagne, Italie, Espagne et Royaume-Uni).  Les ordinateurs conservent leur longueur d’avance concernant l’accès à Internet mais les smartphones connaissent un succès croissant selon une étude menée par Comscore MobiLens. Elle montre que la plateforme iOS d’Apple (iPhone, IPod) comptabilise 30,5% des appareil mobiles connectés dans “l’Europe des 5”, devant Symbian (28,7%) et Android (23,5%).Mieux, l’iOS d’Apple totalise 61% du trafic hors ordinateurs devant Android (21%) et RIM (8,5%). Dernièrement et de plus en plus, les tablettes jouent un rôle croissant dans la consommation de médias en ligne : les iPads représentent désormais 43% du trafic total iOS.Le 29 octobre 2011 à 09:22 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

State troopers to target tailgaters

first_imgOlympia – Beginning Tuesday, Washington State Patrol troopers across the state will be looking for drivers who are following too closely.Troopers will be on the lookout for drivers breaking the law, which requires vehicles to follow at a distance that is “reasonable and prudent.” The emphasis on tailgating will go through Thursday.Drivers caught following a vehicle too closely could face a $137 ticket. If a collision is involved, the fine could be $187, troopers said.Last year, troopers investigated 9,500 collisions caused by drivers who were following too closely and stopped about 24,300 drivers for the violation, the agency reported.The state patrol reminds drivers that the more distance you allow between vehicles, the more time you have to react.last_img read more

Juninho believes Lyon can eliminate FC Barcelona

first_imgFormer Lyon star Juninho Pernambucano, is convinced that FC Barcelona could actually lose against this version of the French squad.As FC Barcelona faces another massive test in the Champions League’s Round of 16, Lyon’s legend Juninho wanted to motivate all the players from the French squad to pull off another feat like the one that AS Roma achieved last season.The Catalan club arrived overly confident to the match last season, this time it was the quarterfinals and they got a major surprise by getting eliminated on this stage for the first time in a row.Juninho is well aware of this weakness that FC Barcelona showed in the last two seasons, which is why he urged all the Lyon players to step up their game and deliver a historic performance next year when they play against the Catalan club.“This squad is capable to compete against Barça and eliminate them. Barça is still Barça though, this squad has given everybody a good example,” said Juninho via Mundo Deportivo.“Players like Dembele, Rakitic, Luis Suarez, Coutinho, Messi… are footballers from another planet, even though the team is a little bit younger now.”FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“Their formation still leaves a lot of free spaces on the pitch. Lyon has to play focused, but we are going to have good chances if we get a clean sheet on the first leg.”“All I regret during our time is that we never really believed we could defeat Barcelona, it’s no use playing football if you come out from the locker room with the idea that you are going to lose,” he added.🔊 Juninho: “El Lyon puede eliminar al Barça”— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) December 18, 2018last_img read more

Pakistan votes focus on Imran Khan

first_imgPakistani cricket star-turned-politician and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan (C) gestures as he delivers a speech during a campaign meeting ahead of the general election in Lahore on 23 July 2018. Photo: AFPPakistanis began voting on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, with the prospect of neither winning a clear majority amid a looming currency crisis.A decade after Pakistan was last ruled by a military government, the election has been plagued by allegations the powerful armed forces have been trying to tilt the race in Khan’s favour after falling out with the outgoing ruling party of Sharif, who was jailed on corruption charges this month.Khan has emerged as a slight favourite in national polls, but the divisive race is likely to come down to Punjab, the country’s most populous province, where Sharif’s party has clung to its lead in recent surveys.“Let’s test Imran as we have been testing others for the last several decades,” said first-time voter Yousaf Ali, a 22-year-old medical student who cast his ballot for Khan’s party in the city of Lahore in Punjab.About 106 million people are registered to vote in polls due to close at 6:00pm (1300 GMT). Results will start trickling in within hours, and the likely winner should be known by around 2:00am on Thursday.Whichever party wins, it will face a mounting and urgent in-tray, from the economic crisis to worsening relations with on-off ally the United States to deepening cross-country water shortages.An anti-corruption crusader, Khan has promised an “Islamic welfare state” and cast his populist campaign as a battle to topple a predatory political elite hindering development in the impoverished mostly-Muslim nation of 208 million people, where the illiteracy rate hovers above 40 per cent.“We are pitched against mafias,” Khan, 65, said in one of his last rallies in the coastal city of Karachi. “These are mafias who made money in this country and siphoned it abroad, burying this nation in debt”.Khan has staunchly denied allegations by Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party that he is getting help from the military, which has ruled Pakistan for about half of its history and still sets key security and foreign policy in the nuclear-armed nation. The army has also dismissed allegations of meddling in the election.Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party has inched ahead of PML-N in recent national polls, but even if it gets the most votes, it will likely struggle to win a majority of the 272 elected seats in the National Assembly, raising the prospect of weeks of haggling to form a messy coalition government.Such a delay could further imperil Pakistan’s economy, with the currency crisis expected to force the new government to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Pakistan’s second bailout since 2013. PTI has not ruled out seeking succour from China, Islamabad’s closest ally.“PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL”Sharif’s PML-N has sought to turn the vote into a referendum on Pakistan’s democracy and campaigned to protect the “sanctity of the vote”.The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which has been overtaken by Khan’s PTI as the main challenger to PML-N but is widely seen as the likely kingmaker, has also alleged intimidation by spy agencies. Media houses and rights groups say the press has been muzzled and freedoms curtailed.“We are being pushed against the wall,” said Shehbaz Sharif, brother of former premier Nawaz and PML-N president. “I swear to God, we will break this wall and make this country prosper.”Sharif’s PML-N has been touting its delivery of mega infrastructure projects, especially roads and power stations that helped hugely reduce electricity blackouts, as proof the country is on the path to prosperity.PML-N’s lacklustre campaign was reinvigorated by the return to Pakistan of party founder Nawaz Sharif, 68, who was earlier this month convicted and sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison over the purchase of upscale London apartments using offshore companies in the mid-1990s. He has denied any wrongdoing.Although Nawaz Sharif is banned from political office for life, party officials say the PML-N base has been galvanised by his return to Pakistan to be arrested on 13 July.The three-time prime minister has called the legal cases against his family a politically motivated conspiracy by elements of the army and judicial establishment.The election will be only the second civilian transfer of power in Pakistan’s history.PTI leader Khan has in recent years shed his playboy image and adopted a more pious and conservative persona. He has vowed to create 10 million jobs if he comes to power and promised to build “world class” schools and hospitals.“Imran Khan is the last hope for this country and its people,” said Noorul Amin Sheikh, 43, who returned from the Middle East to vote in the city of Peshawar. “We have tested all the politicians and all of them proved corrupt and dishonest.”Khan has ruled out a coalition with PPP, saying he would not be able to implement change with corrupt “status quo” parties.Without PPP, he would likely need support from independent candidates widely seen as a military proxy bloc, or candidates from small, ultra-religious parties, some of which have been linked with militant groups.last_img read more

Voucher Expirations Create Housing Insecurity in DC Across Nation

first_imgMuseum Square residents are the latest to face potential eviction in the District’s ongoing gentrification efforts. (Photo by Shantella Y. Sherman )The expiration of an affordable housing contract with Chinatown’s Museum Square apartments is the latest in a series of large scale housing developments throughout the country, slated to evict tenants unable to pay rent without vouchers.A tenant advisory, used to protest the housing discrepancy, said roughly half of Chinatown’s remaining Chinese immigrant population lives in the 302-unit building. More than half of the tenants are Chinese; the rest Black. The building’s site-based Section 8 contract expired on Oct. 1, but most individuals using Section 8 tenant vouchers, under D.C. law, are supposed to be allowed to remain in their homes, paying the same rent as they have been – as long as their incomes remain the same. Property owners have refused to honor the vouchers, instead issuing a memo to tenants stating that as of Oct. 1, they would “be required to bear the entire cost of monthly rent.”The situation mirrors the displacement of people of color from long-held city dwellings in areas, including D.C., Brooklyn, London and Germany.Similar standoffs have arisen in areas like Harlem, where entire neighborhoods utilizing vouchers, emptied and transformed seemingly overnight from working-class enclaves into luxury zip codes, replete with renamed geographies, Whole Foods stores, and dog parks. In Houston 17,000 residents depend on the vouchers; another 60,000 are on the waiting list. In North Carolina, mayors from two neighboring cities – Chapel Hill and Carrboro – pleaded with local landlords to continue accepting federal housing vouchers as affordable housing dwindled; and the D.C. Housing Choice Voucher programs currently assists 10,500 families in the city; with thousands more on the waiting list.Meanwhile, as a reliance on housing vouchers grows, trust in elected officials to challenge building owners and developers has all but ended. In a 2014 statement to the D.C. Council, for instance, housing activist Eugene Puryear, questioned the commitment of city leaders in maintaining and developing new affordable housing with the body’s budgetary push for new streetcars, rather than affordable housing.“The Local Rent Supplement program was supposed to create 1,000 new affordable units each year,” Puryear said. “By 2012, it had a 5,200-unit backlog, but we see every year that the Council wants to add a little increase and get a pat on the back even though they are already behind the 8-ball and are not dealing with the original intent, or the backlog that they, themselves, have created.”According to the {Washington Post}, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced, last year, an overhaul of the city legislature that was designed to focus lawmakers on affordable housing and homeless issues in 2015.Carletta Shank is one of the thousands of District residents who faced eviction in 2010 when her 2-bedroom apartment along the Southeast Navy Yard became a lucrative investment for developers looking to anchor the Nationals Stadium project.“It became clear that the residents were standing in the way of business, so we all became expendable,” said Shank, a college graduate, working an entry-level job as a paralegal. “That building was filled with working-class people, who earned modest livings. They were law-abiding Americans and were forced from their homes . . . and now it’s happening throughout the city and across the nation.”last_img read more

HC bench to hear appeal on Monday

first_imgCalcutta: A Calcutta High Court division bench will on Monday hear separate appeals by the state election commission, the Bengal government and Trinamul against a single bench’s order stalling the panchayat poll process. As a result of the appeals filed on Friday, matters being handled by the single bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar are likely to be referred to the division bench of Justice Biswanath Sommader and Justice Arindam Mukherjee. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights Halting the poll process through an interim order on Thursday, Justice Talukdar had asked the election commission to explain on Monday what it had done about Opposition complaints that its nominees were being prevented from filing nominations. On Friday, the commission, the government and Trinamul urged the division bench to hear their appeals on an “urgent basis”. Justice Somadder, the senior judge on the bench, asked the parties to file their appeals right away. “The poll process has already been delayed. The division bench will hear the case again and it will take more time. So there is every possibility of the election dates being deferred,” said a senior lawyer not connected with the case. Inputs from The Telegraphlast_img read more

UninstallView for Windows by Nirsoft

first_imgUninstallView for Windows by Nirsoft by Martin Brinkmann on May 01, 2017 in Software – 24 commentsUninstallView is a new portable program by Nirsoft that provides you with information on installed programs on machines running Windows.The program is a replacement for MyUninstaller, a program with similar functionality that is been released in 2003 by Nirsoft.First the basics: UninstallView is compatible with all versions and editions of Microsoft Windows starting with Windows XP and up to the latest Windows 10 version. It is offered as a 32-bit and 64-bit version, and portable which means that you can run it from any location without installation.The program improves the built-in Windows software uninstaller, but is not as powerful as dedicated program uninstallers such as Revo Uninstaller or AppFalcon.You do get features such as the removal of multiple programs, quiet uninstalls, remote support, or data export functionality though.UninstallView for Windows by NirsoftUninstallView displays a list of all installed programs on start. The data is displayed in a table in typical Nirsoft fashion.Each entry lists information such as the program’s name, version and install location, and additional information such as the install date or Registry time, the uninstall string, or Registry location.You may sort the data with a click on one of the table column headers.A search is provided to find information quickly. It searches the whole data set, and not only names which is one advantage the program has over the built-in Windows uninstaller.Things don’t end here though. While you can select to uninstall any program listed in the interface, you may also run quiet uninstallations if supported. Also, and that is another improvement when compared to the Windows tool, you may use it to open the program’s Registry location.This can be useful if the program won’t uninstall anymore, for instance because its program folder was deleted manually, or because of other issues. You can delete the uninstall information in the Registry to remove the program from the list of installed programs.Programs that support making changes to the installation are also supported by UninstallView, as you may select that option from the context menu if provided.UninstallView supports the removal of multiple programs at once. You need to enable that option under Options > Allow uninstall of multiple items before it becomes available though.You find other preferences of interest under options. You may enable the following options:Show items with parent uninstall entry — displays items with a parent uninstall entry.Show items without uninstall string — displays programs that don’t have an uninstall string set in the Windows Registry.Show items without display name — displays items that don’t have a display name set in the Registry.You may copy or save selected data, or export it to various file formats including csv, txt, xml and html.The advanced options improve things further, as you may load data from remote systems, external drives, uninstall data from shadow copies, or all users on the local system.The values are self-explanatory, and fields become available when you change the load from value at the top.Closing WordsUninstallView is a handy program for Windows that provides you with more information on installed programs, and better options to deal with these applications on the local or on remote computer systems running Windows.The program is not as powerful as dedicated software uninstallers, but it is more powerful than the built-in Windows functionality.Its biggest shortcoming, in my opinion, is that you cannot use it to force uninstall programs, or to run a check for leftovers after the default uninstallation completes.Now You: How do you uninstall software on Windows?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name UninstallViewOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

Master Artificial Intelligence and Achieve the Impossible – 94 Discount

first_imgToday’s featured deal brings you a massive 94% discount on the Complete Machine Learning bundle. This learning bundle is designed to help you master artificial intelligence with 10 courses and over 63 hours of expert training. The complete Machine Learning bundle costs $780, but now you can get it for just $39.99 from the Wccftech Deals store.94% off Machine Learning BundleFollowing are the 10 courses that are included in today’s bundle. You can learn more about these courses over on our deals page.Quant Trading Using Machine Learning: Play the Markets Like a Pro, After 11 Hours of Integrating Machine Learning into Your Investment StrategiesLearn By Example: Statistics and Data Science in R: Use Real-Life Examples and Case Studies to Understand the R Programming LanguageLearn By Example: Hadoop & MapReduce for Big Data Problems: Discover Mass Data Processing Methods by Using the Leading Data FrameworksByte Size Chunks: Java Object-Oriented Programming & Design: Conquer Java with Just 7 Hours of Premium InstructionAn Introduction to Machine Learning & NLP in Python: Start Studying Machine Learning Techniques and Put Them into Action TodayByte-Sized-Chunks: Twitter Sentiment Analysis (in Python): Use Python and The Twitter API to Build Your Own Sentiment AnalyzerByte-Sized-Chunks: Decision Trees and Random Forests: Learn Intuitive Machine Learning Techniques by Exploring a Classic ProblemAn Introduction To Deep Learning & Computer Vision: Discover Core Machine Learning Concepts and Build An Artificial Neural NetworkByte-Sized-Chunks: Recommendation Systems: Understand How Online Recommendations Work by Building a Movie AppFrom 0 to 1: Learn Python Programming – Easy as Pie: Make Quick Work of This Popular, Powerful Programming Language in Just 9 HoursThe deal is ending in just a few days, so grab it while it lasts and launch a new career into the innovative field of artificial intelligence.Original retail value: $780 | Wccftech Deals: $39.99 at 94% discount Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Beverly Hills California – Reported by Elite Trav

first_imgBeverly Hills, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineNext year marks Westime’s 24th anniversary as Los Angeles’ premiere retailer of extraordinary watches. In celebration, Westime’s original flagship boutique in West Los Angeles will move to a 6,600-square-foot building on Sunset Boulevard. The relocation will take place in the fall of 2011.Westime Sunset’s home, a standalone corner building at 8569 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, will reside at the heart of the prestigious two-block stretch known as Sunset Plaza. In its December 2010 issue, Los Angeles magazine described Sunset Plaza as offering “people watching on a scale unchanged from the days when Garbo, Dietrich and Lombard reigned.” Cafes with sidewalk dining, luxury fashion boutiques, European day spas and the SoHo House private club are among the neighborhood’s businesses.“Sunset is the ideal setting for Westime as we grow and take the retail shopping experience in new directions,” says Greg Simonian, president of Westime. “The spacious new location, which has abundant parking on-site, will allow us to create a whole new store concept. Westime will always specialize in fine timepieces, but now we can offer our clients so much more,” Simonian adds.Until the opening of Westime Sunset, Westime Los Angeles will remain in operation at 10800 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, (310) 470-1388, The move does not impact the Westime Beverly Hills location. It remains open at 254 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.www.westime.comlast_img read more

March 30 2002 The siltcast designs for the ceilin

first_imgMarch 30, 2002 The siltcast designsfor the ceilings of Unit 6 & 7 (East Crescent) were personally carved by Paolo.[photo & text: Ray Lam] Residents,volunteers, and workshoppers learn the process of siltcasting by working with Paolo. [RL] The intial carvingstage is finished for the Unit 6 Siltcast. [RL] Resident artist,Tristan, applies some color to the silt. [RL] >>Left photo>> After the silt is formed, colored concrete pigments are>>applied. Right photo>> A thin coat of concrete slurry is carefully>>poured onto the colored silt form. [RL] >>Left photo>> Unit 6 Siltcast form Right photo>> Unit 7 Siltcast form>>[RL] >>Left photo>> Nylon fibers are added to the slurry to help the>>siltcast hold to the concrete slab. Right photo>> The siltcast is>>covered until the concrete slab is ready to be poured. Stay tuned for>>the Big Pour. [RL]last_img read more