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The promise to disabled people that every station

By on July 31, 2019

first_imgThe promise to disabled people that every station on London’s much-delayed, £15 billion Crossrail project would be step-free from the moment it opens looks increasingly likely to be broken.Four years ago, a two-year campaign by disabled and older people led to promises by Transport for London (TfL) that every one of its stations would be step-free, at least from street to platform-level.Disabled campaigners had been furious when they found out that seven of the Crossrail stations would not be accessible to wheelchair-users, but their campaigning led to further funding from TfL and the government to ensure that every one of the 41 stations would be step-free.But Disability News Service has established this week that at least one of these stations is unlikely to be step-free by the time the new line finally opens next year, with question-marks over several others and contracts for some of the projects to install lifts still to be awarded.Transport for All, the user-led organisation that campaigns on accessible transport in London, first raised concerns last week, saying on Twitter that the news that some stations could open without being fully accessible to disabled and older people was “totally unacceptable”.Stage four of Crossrail – now renamed the Elizabeth line – which will see trains running into central London from Shenfield in Essex, is due to open in May next year.But work by Network Rail to make Ilford and Romford stations step-free still does not have a completion date, while it is seeking funding from the government’s Access to All scheme to install a lift at one of the platforms at nearby Brentwood, due to “technical challenges”.There are also question-marks over whether work being led by TfL to make Maryland, Manor Park and Seven Kings on this eastern branch step-free will be completed in time for its planned opening next spring.Stage five of the scheme, with trains running from the west into central London, is also beset with delays, with the current date for opening now not likely until December 2019.Work to make Acton Main Line, Hayes and Harlington, Southall, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway and West Drayton step-free has been delayed, with Network Rail unable to provide any completion dates for the work, although it says it is “underway”.TfL work to install lifts at Hanwell, Iver, Langley and Taplow, on the same western stretch of the line, is also not due to be completed until the end of next year.The central section of the line, with its 10 new stations and tunnels, has been delayed from next month until next autumn at the earliest, although all these new stations will be step-free from street-level to train when they eventually open.Network Rail said the delays with step-free work were largely because “design work has taken longer than envisaged to incorporate the upgrades suggested by local authorities and communities”, while “some elements of the tender review process for the main ticket hall works have taken longer than expected as we seek to ensure maximum value for money for the public purse”.A Network Rail spokesman added: “We do not yet know if there is a change to the target dates for Stage 4 (Shenfield into the central section) and Stage 5 (Reading into central section) so at this stage it is not possible to say what will be complete by the time the Elizabeth line actually opens.”A TfL spokeswoman said: “There were some issues with the design of lifts at stations in the east.“This, combined with the limited access time on stations to complete the work, has led to some delays in the delivery.“The vast majority of the work at the stations takes place during planned weekend closures throughout the year to enable staff to work safely.”She added: “The Elizabeth line will completely transform the accessibility of the transport network for passengers across London and the south east.“All 41 stations will be step-free to platform level, staffed from first to last train, with a ‘turn up and go’ service offered to anyone needing assistance.“All of the parties involved – TfL, Network Rail, Crossrail Ltd and the Department for Transport – remain 100 per cent committed to delivering these benefits.“We continue to work closely with Network Rail, who are working to deliver vital accessibility improvements at some of the stations on the above-ground parts of the route to the east and west of the central section.”Picture: One of the trains that will run on the Elizabeth line A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

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Fair Trade Fashion New Mural at Fridas Closet in SF

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first_img 0% Marcos Salazar with a hand-embroidered shawl at Frida’s Closet.Vidal’s solution: work with the women — who live all over Mexico, from Chiapas to Nayarit — to purchase their clothing fair trade and then sell it elsewhere. Up until recently, she was mostly selling them online, she said. But six weeks ago, she opened up her first store: Frida’s Closet.Salazar hopes that people will see the clothing as fashionable, not just “folkloric,” he said. He also hopes that the store can become not just a shopping destination, but a pillar of the community — a place where locals can showcase their art, listen to music, and enjoy being in a Latino space.Already, Frida’s Closet has paintings by local artists on display. More notably, they’ve commissioned a mural on the side of the building: a giant painting of Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican painter and cultural icon as well as the namesake of Frida’s Closet.Paintings lent to Frida’s Closet by local artists.The two muralists, Elaine Chu and Marina Perez-Wong, attended San Francisco School of the Arts together and now have their own company, “Twin Walls Mural Company.” They said they were thrilled to be able to paint the Frida mural.“As a muralist, and a woman artist, she’s inspirational,” said Chu. “She’s kind of our muse.” Perez-Wong explained that they tried to put elements into the mural that represented both Mexico and San Francisco: like the Dahlia flowers, which are the national flower of Mexico, and the official city flower of San Francisco.   Also featured: a blue background matching the color of Kahlo’s Mexico city home, a monkey typical of Kahlo’s paintings, and Chu’s cat, Drew.Muralists Elaine Chu and Marina Perez Wong in front of their mural-in-progress.They’re also adding some distinctly Mission touches: like the now-endangered Mission Blue butterflies that once flourished in the Mission, and the names of local friends who have passed away over the last decade.“It brings us great joy,” said Salazar of the new mural. “It’s a gift for the people.” Sketch of the new mural.Though Frida’s Closet opened its doors six weeks ago, they are still planning a grand opening event in September – along with an unveiling of the mural, which will be finished in the next few days.As for Vidal, her wishes for Frida’s Closet are two-fold: in Mexico, she wants the artisans to feel that their work is valued. Here, she wants to create a “cultural movement,” she said, “to display Hispanic and Mexican roots.” The goal is “that we keep [our culture] alive…and that people feel totally proud of who they are, and where they are from.” Walk into Frida’s Closet on 25th Street, between Valencia and Bartlett streets, and you might as well be stepping into a tienda in Mexico. That’s where all the clothes come from, after all. They’re bought fair trade from Mexican women artisans, who make them by hand. Owner Gloria Vidal, who is Venezuelan, began a relationship with the artists — many of whom are single mothers — around four years ago, when she saw that many were not were not getting paid well for their meticulous work. “The people [in Mexico] want to haggle,” said Marcos Salazar, who works at the store. “If the women put a price, [the people always say], ‘No, cheaper!’”“She thought, ‘I have to help these people,’” said Salazar of Vidal. Tags: arts • fashion • murals • women muralists Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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New SF Mission residents first project Cleaning up trash

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first_imgJeff Winkle has a job working for a bank, but he’s getting ready to start picking up trash.When Winkle started looking for a place to live in San Francisco, one of the first things he noticed was the garbage.“I think that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but right now, I qualify that by saying you just keep your head looking forward and up,” he says.Winkle, 24, arrived two months ago from South Carolina, and grew up near Chicago. Having dreamed of moving to San Francisco for the last eight years, he’s made it, and now works from his apartment at Valencia and 18th. Even from his window, he can see the trash floating around on the street. Winkle did some research about how cities combat litter. Finding no clear answers, he’s opted for the obvious — picking up the trash himself. This past Tuesday, he turned to Reddit and asked: Would anyone be interested in helping him clean up the Mission?Yes, some are. Dozens of people have emailed him (at thecleanmission@gmail.com) to express interest or offer tips on how to handle a cleanup operation or a truck to haul trash. That’s to say nothing of the comments and clicks on the post. So far, so good. Now Winkle is hatching the rest of his civic-minded plot. “The biggest thing so far has been logistics in general,” he said. “It sounds easy to go around and pick up trash, it sounds like an easy concept.”But it’s not. For example: If he goes out with a group of people and picks up trash, where will he put it? And, of course, not all trash is created equal. This is San Francisco, after all, and what’s blowing in the breeze may be junk or it may be recyclable or it may be compost. Or it could be a biohazard. The plan is to find a partner — either a city agency or a company, like Recology — to process the waste once collected. At the moment, it seems Public Works might be the better candidate, but nothing is set in stone, Winkle said. Next, he said, it’s time to get a website up and running to give people an easy place to start if they want to help. This is where Winkle’s plan starts to diverge from existing city programs. There exists an “adopt-a-street” program, through which citizens can volunteer to keep their block spic-and-span while the city supplies the equipment necessary to do so, but it assigns residents a small, specific area. Winkle’s thinking bigger — truckloads, not bagfuls, if you will.“I’m just thinking a little bit longer term about scalabilty,” he said. He speculated that he’d likely concentrate on the area immediately around him first, because he knows it best. Looking outside his window during a recent interview,  he spotted cigarettes, a paper plate and some spent beer containers adrift on the street.Next  — based on where people see problems –– he will hit other oft-dumped-upon spots around the neighborhood After that? Well, maybe he’ll take it citywide. 0%center_img Tags: trash Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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Despite owners best efforts SFs Mission De Flores quietly shutters

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first_img 0% Mission De Flores, a flower shop whose storefront at 22nd and Folsom is usually bursting with colorful bouquets, is now empty. Its owner, Steven Rubenfaer, confirmed that the business, including its online sales, has “totally closed down,” but declined to comment further. In a recent — and very prescient — interview with the San Francisco Business Times, he talked about the death of brick-and-mortar retail: the ballooning costs of labor, space, and bureaucracy. “There’s no future in retail in San Francisco,” he said in April. “It’s a very unfriendly environment.” Yet in the interview, Rubenfaer said that the business was seeing success in online sales for deliveries, weddings and events, and he even mentioned plans to expand. “We definitely have expansion plans, but retail stores are not the answer in San Francisco,” he said. That, apparently, didn’t work out. Mission De Flores once had three locations: a small stand on Valencia Street, a shop on Mission Street in the Excelsior that took over the storefront of a longtime flower shop, and another shop on Folsom, its first store. Rubenfaer embraced the Mission District, showing up at events with floral backdrops so that potential customers could take Instagram selfies, and introducing himself to other businesses. In April, the business had 11 employees. But all of his work failed to translate into revenues. One by one, each of the locations shuttered. After the small stand closed on 22nd and Valencia by the V20 apartments, he told Mission Local, “It was horrible,” noting that the stand’s conditions only made business harder. Then the main store on Folsom Street closed sometime in May. Rubenfaer founded Mission De Flores with his business partner Ezekiel Steffens in 2013, but Steffens died a year later, and Rubenfaer had to grab the reins. Even as he opened the new locations, he found little success in an increasingly harsh retail landscape. “Retail is slowly dying in San Francisco,” he told the Business Times.Now, it all makes sense.  center_img Tags: Business • folsom street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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KEIRON Cunningham thought the best team won after

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first_imgKEIRON Cunningham thought the best team won after his side were downed 26-16 in Catalan.Although the Dragons were reduced to 12 men for the second half, Saints couldn’t find enough points to gain a valuable win.“We had plenty of opportunities but we were really dumb,” he said. “My halves and hookers were really dumb especially when Catalans lost a man.“We were out enthused at times. You get what you deserve in rugby league and we got what we deserved today.“The sending off – that’s a tough one for me to comment on really. I’m not sure I would be happy if it was my player but a shoulder barge is a banned tackle. There was contact with the head and Josh has split his face.“Likewise, the first try for us was a tough one too but there were plenty of things that went against me tonight that I was disappointed with.“I don’t want to get into officials as last time I came here and spoke about officials it end up costing me a lot of money. All I can say it was a very strange game.“I thought big Alex and Greg Richards did well but that was about it really. In the end Scott Dureau taught my halves how to play rugby league. He was superb.“We simply have to play better. We didn’t play well at all. What the reasons are I’m not sure; we will reflect on it and see where we go and see what decisions the players want to make going forward.”last_img read more

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No shooin replacement for Rep Millis committee meets next week

By on July 30, 2019

first_imgRepresentative Chris Millis, (R) – District 16, Pender and Onslow (Photo: NCGA) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – 16th district Representative Chris Millis will officially leave office Friday. But who succeeds him is still uncertain.Millis announced he would leave the State House to spend more time with his family.- Advertisement – Now the Republican parties in Pender and Onslow county will meet in executive committee to select a successor. We spoke with the leaders of the Pender County GOP and they do not have any shoo-in replacements for Millis.They will meet in Hampstead Tuesday the 19th to make a decision.last_img read more

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Heide Trask High School student charged after threatening note found

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first_img According to a news release from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old student at Heide Trask High School was arrested today after a handwritten note was found. The note depicted a drawing of a school shooting.The note was turned in to school administration around 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning.The student is charged with making a false report of mass violence on education property.Related Article: Highway Patrol investigating crash involving law enforcement officer PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Two teens charged in one day.Just hours after an Ashley High School student was accused of making a threat against his school, a high school student in Pender County now faces the same charge.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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State approves 800 million toward Florence recovery

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first_imgRALEIGH, NC (AP/WWAY)  – North Carolina legislators are spending $400 million to speed up recovery from Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs, temporarily setting aside the sharp partisanship that’s typified government.Legislators on Monday approved a second emergency spending plan a month after Florence slammed into the state. Lawmakers set aside $50 million to match federal disaster relief funds during a special session last week.- Advertisement – The new package includes $95 million for repairing and upgrading public school, university and community college property damaged during Florence. About $7 million will help college and university students remain enrolled despite sudden, storm-related expenses.Senator Michael Lee’s office released this statement saying, “Today’s action comes just two weeks after a different bill I sponsored became law, ensuring school staff will be compensated properly and providing flexibility for school makeup days.”The Hurricane Florence relief package that passed Monday includes $60 million for K-12 school repairs and $30 million for public universities.Related Article: Certain Harris Teeter locations open, others stay closedLegislators committed nearly $800 million for Florence recovery, on top of the $56.5 million allocated earlier this month.The majority of funds comes from the rainy day reserve according to Sen. Lee’s office.(This article has been edited by WWAY Staff with more information)(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

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Maurice Mizzi resigns following racist remarks

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first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change announced that Minister José Herrera has accepted Maurice Mizzi’s resignation. Mizzi was the Chairman of the Guardian for Future Generations.Herrera thanked Mizzi for his work in the past two years and also noted his valuable feedback on various subjects related to sustainable development during his tenure.This resignation comes after a couple of weeks ago Mizzi created controversy after he passed “racist comments”. A number of NGOs had united in criticism against Mizzi comments. The organisations said that Mizzi seemed to have forgotten the responsibility that comes with the role that he has been entrusted with. They stressed that peace is an essential pint for the development of future generations.They also stated that it is not true that certain religious beliefs may create hindrance to the development of a state and added that his comments instigate hate, which should be contained not propagated. They have also asked for Mizzi’s immediate resignation or dismissal from his position as Chairman of the Guardian for Future Generations.Following this controversy, Minister Herrera had asked for an urgent meeting with Mizzi, and the Ministry had dissociated itself from Mizzi’s comments.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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Listen Delia must go – Joseph Grech

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first_img SharePrint Dr Joseph Grech, President of the youth movement of the Partit Nazzjonalista (MŻPN) will today Saturday, vote in the General Council of the PN in favour of asking Adrian Delia, leader of the PN, to resign.What was Grech’s answer to these and other questions by Fr Joe Borg during Newsbook Hour broadcast on radio 103 Saturday at 9.00.a.m.Will the PN win the next election if Delia resigns the leadership of the PN?If today the majority opts for Delia will you still form part of the PN?Ivan Bartolo, one of the movers of a motion asking for Delia’s resignation said that he has no problem with Delia, adding that the problem were the other members of Delia’s team. If Delia is not the problem why are you asking for his resignation?If Delia resigns the PN faces a lot of uncertainty. Louis Galea said that he will not stay on as an interim leader. Who can take Delia’s place?Delia has a lot of support. Are you conscious that you can loose all these votes if Delia resigns?Is it fair to use a difficult family situation, edited videos and a statement presented in Court conveniently two days before this vote, to damage Delia’s reputation and his chances of winning?Do you consider the list of voters as one fairly representing those who have the right to vote?When Lawrence Gonzi the the elections for the European Parliament no one asked for his resignation. Why are you now asking for the resignation of Adrian Delia. WhatsAppcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Yu Launches Data Modems in Bid to Tap Web Market

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first_imgAdvertisement “This festive season’s promotions will enable us to deliver valuable customer benefits and providing customer satisfaction is our foremost priority. As such we are committed to demonstrating our innovative range of services and technologies,” said Atul Chaturvedi, Essar Telecom country manager.This comes two weeks after Airtel unveiled a promotion that will see its subscribers get a free modem upon signing up for any of their offers that are customised to suit the different needs of various market segments.Similar package – Advertisement – Airtel also made clear its intention to take on rivals on the Internet access cost front when it unveiled a similar package to that of Safaricom that allows for buying a specific bundle per day depending on a customer’s needs.Airtel has also an internet package for its post pay clients upon signing a 12-month contract of Sh2,995 per month for full day browsing.The internet market has also seen service providers including Access Kenya, MTN, and Wananchi Group cut their data prices and position themselves to attract both home and office subscribers.Wananchi, for instance, recently cut its prices by 33 per cent while betting on value addition through its voice (telephony) and video (cable TV) bundles, dubbed Triple Play, to drive its internet business in Kenyan homes.Largest playerThe firm, which runs cable Zuku TV, slashed its prices from Sh1,500 to Sh999 for its lowest offer, having moved its technology from satellite to fibre that allows it to offer services at a lower cost.Safaricom – the largest player in the internet market – has shipped in more than 8,000 low priced laptops, 45,000 data modems and 400,000 data enabled handsets in the past seven months and is the only provider with 3G modems.This year, Safaricom also bought three data operators — Instaconnect and IGO Wireless, One Communication, and Packet Stream Data Networks in an effort to maintain its lead in the internet market.With this entry, Yu has made its intentions on gaining lost ground clear.The firm is also hunting for partnerships in the East African region in an effort to increase its footprint and grow its customer numbers, following the footsteps of market leader Safaricom, Airtel and Orange.Last week, the telecom firm entered into a partnership with Ugandan based Warid Telecom and confirmed having talks with other operators in Tanzania and Congo.Source: Nation.co.kelast_img read more

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Why HTML5 is the new Java

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first_imgAdvertisement Java was different in that it had the benefits of a compiled language, but thanks to the cross-platform “virtual machine” it ran on, it could run anywhere without recompilation or tweaking.Wora stands for “write once, read anywhere” and was intended succinctly to capture this benefit. The Java libraries dealt with such things as working with the file system, using the networking features on the device and even creating new threads in an abstract, cross-platform way. As an engineer, having these complexities taken away from you was a welcome relief, allowing you to focus on your application and not the plumbing.With the rise of interpreted languages such as PHP, Python, Ruby and JavaScript, Wora has become so commonplace it is almost assumed — unless, of course, you need to code in an older language such as C++. So, does the term still have relevance? I think so, but applied to a different environment – the Web. By this I refer specifically the client-side technologies that a browser uses to display content. – Advertisement – If we look at the Web, it’s easy to see the profusion of client-side Web technologies that characterises a youthful industry. Non-standardised proprietary technologies (Flash, Silverlight) mingle with conflicting standards (HTML, XHTML) to create a multitude of different ways to achieve the same things. While each presents particular innovations, for the developer and user, there is a diminishing benefit as the number of options grows and the complexity of developing and browsing the Web increases. Ultimately, for the user, content is king and the technology is incidental.In terms of mobile, much has been written about the choice between native mobile apps (as delivered by app stores) and the mobile Web apps. While native apps must be written (and then rewritten) in a platform-specific manner, their ability to access all a phone’s features has been touted as outweighing this disadvantage. However, in truth these benefits are few and growing fewer as modern mobile browsers improve at a rapid pace.As the feature set of competing technologies approaches parity, it is natural for one to win out as the default. I believe we are at such a juncture, and the battle has been fought (and won) by HTML5. In short, it is the Web’s new Wora — a platform that allows developers to focus on the applications they are writing without worrying about how the content will be displayed across a variety of different browsers and devices.Why do I claim it has won? Let’s look at the big vendors:– Google supports HTML5 most directly by developing Chrome, but has evangelised the standard for years with a number of tools and platforms, including YouTube’s support for HTML5 video since early 2010.– Microsoft recently stated that Silverlight has been “repositioned” and HTML5 is its preferred Web technology. Added to this, Windows 8 supports HTML5 apps as first-class native apps, a move that takes HTML5 beyond the browser.– Apple famously does not support Flash in its mobile browser, making HTML5 the only possibility for rich media. Also, its new iAds platform relies on HTML5 for presentation.– Facebook chief technology officer Bret Taylor’s focus for 2011 is mobile and HTML5, or mobile on HTML5.There are many more vendors and examples, but the case for HTML5 is becoming clear. It is the platform on which, for the foreseeable future at least, content can be written once and read anywhere, from sites to ads to apps. Much like Java’s impact on server-side programming, the start of the HTML5 era is a significant milestone for the Web and it’s time to get on-board.Source: Techcentral Newslast_img read more

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Former Microsoft accountant sentenced to two years imprisonment for stealing 11m

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first_imgAdvertisement He has repaid $515,000 to the Redmond-based company and has been ordered by Judge James Robart to pay an additional $550,000.Seal was initially hired to work for a Microsoft contractor back in the ’90s and was later offered a position in Microsoft’s accounting department. According to his own testimony, he had to go through repeated internal audits in 2003, which bruised his ego and made him decide to teach “a lesson to his superiors”.He started exploiting holes in Microsoft’s accounting infrastructure to repeatedly wade into the company’s cash reserves, fully intending to one day point out the flaws in the company’s systems and return the money. But when he was abruptly fired in 2004, he decided to take the money with him. – Advertisement – When the FBI caught up with him, he owned up to his actions and promised to pay back what he owed the company. However, Judge Robart deemed that to not be enough and wanted to demonstrate that “the accountants of the world can end up going to jail” because of money laundering and theft. As a result, Seal is now looking at two years of imprisonment for his misdeeds.Source: TNW Newslast_img read more

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PREVIEW Manchester City v Crystal Palace

By on July 29, 2019

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ear with me here. If Man City beat Crystal Palace 5-0 and Chelsea lose to Stoke on Monday – Man City will be top of the table.OK, so that’s a highly unlikely scenario but it does show that the people who had written off the title as Chelsea’s weeks ago have got it badly wrong as there is still a heck of a long way to go.We enter the busy Christmas period and Man City are on stage first taking on Palace in the 12.45pm kick off.No surprise to see that Man City are very short priced favourites despite a mounting injury list which now includes Vincent Kompany and Edin Dzeko who picked up injuries at Leicester. City also remain without Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic.Man City (from): Hart, Caballero, Zabaleta, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Boyata, Kolarov, Clichy, Milner, Navas, Silva, Nasri, Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Lampard, Pozo.Crystal Palace (from): Speroni, Hennessey, Kelly, Fryers, Delaney, Mariappa, Dann, Ward, Hangeland, Jedinak, Bannan, McArthur, Bolasie, Thomas, Puncheon, Zaha, Gayle, Campbell, Johnson.City are now in a rich vein of form – winning their last seven games including Champions League successes against Bayern Munich and Roma.Palace have been beaten by Man City in their last six encounters and have not won at Man City since December 1990.Man City v Crystal PalacePremier League12.45pm LIVE ON BT SPORTHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Apr 2014 Premier C Palace 0-2 Man CityDec 2013 Premier Man City 1-0 C PalaceAug 2009 Carling Cup C Palace 0-2 Man CityJan 2005 Premiership Man City 3-1 C PalaceSep 2004 Premiership C Palace 1-2 Man CityMar 2002 Div 1 Man City 1-0 C PalaceDec 2001 Div 1 C Palace 2-1 Man CityMar 2000 Div 1 C Palace 1-1 Man CitySep 1999 Div 1 Man City 2-1 C PalaceJan 1997 Div 1 Man City 1-1 C PalaceThings are looking bleak for Crystal Palace who have slumped to a run of just one win from their last 10 games and have only won one of eight away games so far this season.Palace are hovering just one point above the relegation zone and I’m not sure their fortunes can improve here.I think Man City will go on the rampage and I am backing them on the three way handicap with Star Sports with a -2 goal start at around 9/4 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK MAN CITY (-2) to beat CRYSTAL PALACE at around 9/4 for 8 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 33.88 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Friday

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first_imgWhat’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 8 JanuaryRACING1.05 LingfieldEpsom Day 2/1 > 5/42.25 DoncasterLovely Job 13/8 > 5/42.45 LingfieldBarye 5/4 > evens3.50 LingfieldClassic Mission 3/1 > 7/46.15 WolverhamptonRoyal Birth 3/1 > 13/86.30 DundalkMarise 5/1 > 7/29.00 DundalkShukhov 100/30 > 5/2LIVE FOOTBALLFA Cup 3rd Round19:55 BBC One / BBC One HD9/2 Exeter City 8/13 Liverpool 3/1 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation)last_img read more

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Stanford Hosts Future of Work Symposium

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first_img regions: San Francisco Last Updated Oct 19, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer The recent Stanford “Future of Work” symposium, co-presented by Stanford Career Education and OZY EDU, explored a number of topics related to a changing labor force in the face of automation, and what a more expansive definition of continuing education might entail.Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda SGSB ’96 and one of the panelists, believes that college degrees “will remain useful to build fundamental skills,” but that even college-educated members of the labor force “will be expected to continue their education throughout their careers” in order to stay competitive.This is especially true for graduates with humanities and social science degrees, whose knowledge, according to Stanford’s Senior Vice Provost for Education Harry Elam, Jr. remain crucially important to helping industry “understand biases in data, facilitate collaboration, bring insight, provide historical perspective, and humanize technology in a data-driven world.” GSV Asset Management co-founder Michael Moe believes that humanities and social science graduates can help us augment “the three R’s” with “the four C’s”: critical thinking, communication, creativity, and cultural fluency.MindSumo co-founder and current Stanford GSB student Trent Hazy believes people with humanities and social science can “easily develop transferable skills that employers value. Humanities majors who also learn some quantitative skills by taking classes in statistics or logic will have an advantage over those who don’t.”Coursera VP and Stanford GSB ’10 grad Julia Stiglitz believes startups like hers open up “educational opportunities … to anyone who has the will and desire and ability to go through it, and as a result I think we’re going to see all sorts of new people come into fields they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.”When it comes to the projected 2030 obsolescence of half of today’s jobs by automation, all the speakers firmly believed that technology will create “new economic opportunity” in the long-term. Moe concludes: “While automation eats jobs, it doesn’t eat work.”center_img Stanford Hosts Future of Work Symposium RelatedStanford Salutes Fallen Alum, and More – San Francisco NewsFrom new courses to lasting tributes, San Francisco business schools have had no shortage of headlines in recent weeks. Here are some of the biggest stories out of the Bay Area. A Lasting Tribute to Jack McDonald — Stanford Newsroom Nearly 500 Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty, alumni, and…July 3, 2018In “Featured Home”MBA Alumni Spotlight: Nike Co-Founder Phil Knight – Stanford Graduate School of BusinessPhil Knight, a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, didn’t become one of “the most powerful person in sports” overnight. The co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., the world’s most successful sports apparel manufacturing company, saw a lengthy and uncertain career filled with hurdles before amassing tantamount success.…August 24, 2017In “Alumni Spotlight”Stanford Lecturer Talks Socioeconomic Impact of AICoursera co-founder, Baidu Research chief scientist and Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Andrew Ng recently spoke at the the school’s MSx series about the socioeconomic impact artificial intelligence is slated to have in the coming decades. Ng believes the transformation AI has had and will continue to have on civilization is akin…March 23, 2017In “Featured Region”last_img read more

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Stanford University Band Suspended Due to Systemic Cultural Problem

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first_img Share this article Stanford University Band Suspended Due to ‘Systemic Cultural Problem’ By The Associated Press December 11, 2016 Updated: December 11, 2016 Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US center_img (Public Domain) Show Discussion The Stanford marching band has been temporarily suspended through next spring after a panel found repeated violations of school policies.The punishment announced Friday comes after the band was barred from performing at away games during the 2015-16 season for violating policies on sexual harassment, alcohol, controlled substances and hazing.Stanford University officials tell the Mercury News the band will be reconstituted under a new music director.The band was booed off the field during the Rose Bowl halftime show earlier this year after offending some fans with its performance.“Nothing more will be accomplished without extreme consequences,” the Stanford Organization Conduct Board stated, per the Los Angeles Times. “We do not feel that the current leadership or membership is capable of creating the necessary cultural change,” the panel added. “We feel there is a total lack of accountability and responsibility in the current organization.”Epoch Times contributed to this report last_img read more

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US Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi 16 Dead

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first_img Share US Military Plane Crashes in Mississippi, 16 Dead By Reuters July 11, 2017 Updated: July 11, 2017 Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters receive fuel from a KC-130 Hercules over the Gulf of Aden January 1, 2003. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Paula M. Fitzgerald/Handout/File Photo via Reuters) Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img A U.S. military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening killing at least 16 people, a regional emergency management official said.No official details were immediately available on the circumstances of the crash in northern Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles north of Jackson, the state capital.(Google Maps) (Google Maps)Captain Sarah Burns, a spokeswoman for the Marine Corps, said only that a U.S. Marines KC-130 Hercules transport aircraft had “experienced a mishap,” with news media initially reporting five confirmed deaths.Several hours later, Fred Randle, LeFlore County director of emergency management, told Reuters that at least 16 people had perished. Randle gave no further details of the incident.WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported, citing the Federal Aviation Administration, that the flight originated from Cherry Point, North Carolina, where a Marine Corps air base is located. FBI spokesman Brett Carr told the New York Times that the agency was sending officials to the scene, but authorities did not believe foul play was involved.“We’re just trying to offer any type of assistance,” Carr, a spokesman for the bureau’s Jackson, Mississippi office, told the newspaper. “It could be anything from manpower to evidence response.”Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant said in a statement on social media site Facebook that the incident was a tragedy, but provided no details.Images posted online by news organizations showed the crumpled wreckage of a plane engulfed in flames in a field surrounded by tall vegetation, with a large plume of smoke in the sky above.The aircraft is used for air-to-air refueling, to carry cargo and perform tactical passenger missions. The plane is operated by three crew members and can carry 92 ground troops or 64 paratroopers, according to a description on the U.S. Navy website. US Share this articlelast_img read more

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Firefighter Called a Hero for Comforting Little Girl After Crash

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first_img Firefighter Called a Hero for Comforting Little Girl After Crash By Epoch Newsroom January 8, 2018 Updated: June 20, 2019 (Screenshot / ABC10) A firefighter is being called a hero after comforting a little girl after a car crash in California while her sister and mother were being treated for their injuries.A mother along with her two young daughters and another adult family member were involved in the crash in San Diego. A big rig had crossed into oncoming traffic, leading to the crash, NBC San Diego reported.Video footage showed Heartland Fire & Rescue Department firefighter paramedic Ryan Lopez holding the 4-year-old girl as he carried her away from the wreckage, according to the report.Lopez, who was wearing firefighter gear, could be seen holding the girl and rocking her. He then carried the girl over to the fire engine and put her down to give her a drink of water.Lopez told the NBC affiliate that he’s just learning to be a dad to a 2-month-old daughter of his own. “She really just wanted to hang on and just feel safe,” he said. “It’s not something I would ever seek out to take any recognition for,” he said. “I know someone else in my same position would’ve done the same thing.”He said what he did is routine and part of his job.“Keeping her distracted was my ultimate goal and making her feel safe,” Lopez told Fox5. “I think her expression of gratitude and the look on her face that she felt safe – I could tell it was better with me holding her and keeping her close to me so I could talk to her while we waited for the ambulance to transport her up to the hospital.”The truck collided with a Chevy, killing two, and they were identified as Nancy Bauerlein, 57, of Santee and her daughter, Jennifer Thompson-Campbell, 29.Read MoreHoly FirePhotos of Firefighters Caring for Exhausted Deer Go Viral, Winning PraiseTerminally Ill Toddler Who Loved Firefighters Meets NYFD Heroes Before Passing AwayMarine Killed in Afghanistan Was Decorated NYC FirefighterThen, big rig hit a family inside a black Kia Sorrento. Two adults and two little girls, ages 4 and 6, were involved in the crash. The 6-year-old suffered a broken neck and was taken Rady Children’s Hospital. The 4-year-old with Lopez suffered minor injuries, NBC reported. Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US News Share this article Recommended Video: Firefighter Going Over 100 mph Before Deadly Crash Show Discussionlast_img read more

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SushiLover Finds a Moving Five Foot Tapeworm Heads to the ER

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first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Sushi-Lover Finds a ‘Moving’ Five Foot Tapeworm, Heads to the ER By Simon Veazey January 19, 2018 Updated: January 19, 2018 File photo of sushi roll being prepared.(Pixabay/Tomasz Mikolajczyk) Follow Simon on Twitter: @SPVeazey When a man arrived at ER in California wanting to be treated for a tapeworm infection, doctors were skeptical—until he produced a grocery bag with a five foot worm inside.The patient at first thought that “his guts were coming out”, according to Dr. Kenny Bahn, who treated him at a hospital in Fresno, describing the case on the podcast This Won’t Hurt a Bit.Bhan was initially mystified by how the patient had contracted the parasite, usually associated with drinking from wells in third world countries.But the unnamed man hadn’t been out of the country, said Bahn. The tapeworm brought by a patient at the hospital in Fresno, California (This Won’t Hurt a Bit)“Then he says, ‘the only thing is… I love sushi. Do you think it came from the salmon. I eat salmon almost every day.’” “He loves salmon sashimi,” Bahn said.Salmon are known to carry the parasitic larvae, which can then develop into the full-blown tapeworm in human guts.However, the cooking process kills them completely. Eating raw fish carries a risk—which is why salmon sushi is flash-frozen, which should make it completely safe.Last year research by the CDC showed that some Alaskan salmon contained tapeworm larvae.The patient is now wondering if he has been eating salmon from somewhere that hasn’t been properly treated. Salmon sushi (Pixabay/Generation 1988)He asked Bahn if the doctors could find any clue from the dead-tapeworm as to where he might have picked up the salmon.The patient first wondered what was wrong when he experienced abdominal pain and cramping. This then turned to bloody diarrhoea, which got worse. Sitting on the toilet he noticed something odd, and thought he could see his “guts coming out”.He was scared to death at that moment said Bhan. Then he picked up what he thought was a thread of his entrails—and it started moving.He was “freaked out”, said Bahn, but relieved that it wasn’t something worse.He then extracted the whole worm, wrapping it around the center of a toiler roll, and went to the Fresno County Medical Center, where Bahn was on duty at the ER.Bahn said that people often come in wanting to be treated for worm infections, but it turns out to be wrong. The tapeworm is laid out on the hospital floor. (This Won’t Hurt a Bit)So he was skeptical when the man first said: “I’m having bloody diaheaorea. I really want to get treated for worms,” Then Bahn spotted something. “I see next to him he’s got this little grocery bag.” Really hoping it wasn’t a stool sample, he asked: “Did you bring me something?”It was the worm.Bahn then unwrapped it, and laid it out on the hospital floor. He reckons it was 5-and-a-half feet long.According to the CDC, the kind of tapeworm found in fish can reach over 30 feet in length in the gut.The man was given medication to remove the rest of the tapeworm from his body.center_img Share this article US News Recommended Video: Mom’s Hilarious Reaction to Raptor Scare Show Discussionlast_img read more

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