Stars Record Classic Protest Songs For ONE Campaign

first_imgThe ONE Campaign this week launched agit8, a unique music-based campaign designed to build pressure for action against extreme poverty in the crucial week leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.The campaign includes a digital music platform featuring new video recordings of classic protest songs, a new Richard Curtis film that will be projected on the iconic façade of the Tate Modern in London and impromptu live performances.‘’Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue,’’ said Ed Sheeran, who recorded a new version of Bob Dylan’s classic, ‘’Masters of War’’ for agit8. ’’There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.’’Sheeran is joining other artists, including Mumford & Sons, U2, Elvis Costello, Angelique Kidjo, Sting, Rokia Traore and Macklemore to urge and inspire a new generation to take action in the fight against the injustices of extreme poverty and hunger. Artists from Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Algeria, USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Belgium are taking part. Exclusive videos of their performances are available at one.org/protestsongs.Throughout history, great injustices like slavery and apartheid have been overcome when public protest became too loud for politicians to ignore. Today, with 20,000 children dying needlessly every day from poverty and hunger, ONE says it’s time to turn up the volume. Extreme poverty can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but it won’t happen on its own, which is why ONE is calling for millions more voices to urge those in power to finish the job.The first step towards this goal is ensuring the right decisions are made at the G8 Summit on June 17-18. ONE is calling on UK Prime Minister David Cameron to agree an ‘’Enniskillen Declaration’’ on the issues of malnutrition and transparency, so that people in Africa can not only produce enough decent food, but also get the information they need to fight corruption and hold their governments accountable.To illustrate the power of protest, legendary filmmaker and activist Richard Curtis has created a new 30-minute film which celebrates how protest, and its music, has led to progress over the course of history. The film will be projected onto the iconic Tate Modern in London at 22:00BST on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.‘’Music and advocacy are natural allies,’’ said Michael Elliott, Chief Executive Officer of ONE. ’’We’ve seen the two come together many times to shape and change society. Music has been a powerful force throughout history and now we want world leaders to hear that we’re serious about ending extreme poverty by 2030.’’Adrian Lovett, Executive Director Europe added: ‘’When people act together, mountains can be moved. Next week’s G8 summit could take a big step towards ending the injustice of extreme poverty, but only if people raise their voices. That’s why artists from all over the world are getting on their soapboxes to inspire millions of people to make a noise and demand action.last_img read more

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Mrs Brown Star Brendan OCarroll Donates To Grieving Family

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys star Brendan O’Carroll has donated $50,000 to a grieving family while on tour in Australia.The comedian was appearing on a current affairs show when he became aware of the story of Sarah Paino, who was killed in a horror car crash in Hobart, Tasmania, while 32 weeks pregnant.The 24-year-old mother was killed when teenage joyriders in a stolen car smashed into her vehicle, but doctors were able to save her unborn son.When Brendan heard the story, he immediately stepped up to help Sarah’s partner, Daniel Stirling, her 2-year-old son and her newborn son.“I was really touched by the piece you did on Daniel (Stirling) in Hobart,” Brendan told hosts of the show The Project. “We’re very much a family so if it’s okay with you guys, we as the Brown family would like to donate 50 grand to that fund.“We’re travelling out to do the show in Hobart and we hope to make you guys smile – but in the meantime Hobart’s been really good to us and we’d want to get a chance to be good back.”To find out how you can donate to the cause, click here.Copyright ©2016Look to the Starslast_img read more

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Dollarama beats expectations as sales continue to rise

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. says it earned $130.1 million in its third quarter, up from $110.1 million in the same quarter last year, boosted by higher sales.The company (TSX:DOL) says the profit amounted to $1.15 per diluted share, up from 92 cents per diluted share a year ago when the company had more shares outstanding.Analysts on average had expected a profit of $1.11 per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Is Dollarama about to meet its match? Miniso, Japan’s $2.99-store, plans to open 500 shops‘Death by Amazon’: Why some retailers are withstanding the onslaughtSix stocks that will win (or lose) on the soaring loonieSales in the 13 weeks ended Oct. 29 totalled $810.6 million, up from $738.7 million.Comparable store sales grew 4.6 per cent as the average transaction size grew 4.5 per cent and the retailer saw a 0.1 per cent increase in the number of transactions.Dollarama had 1,135 stores at the end of the quarter, up from 1,069 stores a year ago. read more

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Wrapping up 66th session AlNasser hails strong and responsive General Assembly

“There have been serious conflicts, but also renewed hope, as countries emerged from conflict to peace,” Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told the 193-member body in his closing remarks, adding that it had been a “remarkable and momentous” year. “Populations across the world have continued to call for freedom, dignity, peace and justice,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, as he outlined some highlights, including the Assembly’s support for the wave of democratic protests which engulfed the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring.The Assembly’s sixty-sixth session commenced last September with the question of Palestinian membership immediately at the forefront of the UN body’s agenda and Mr. Al-Nasser acknowledged that the issue was central to his tenure at the helm of Assembly. “Although it has not yet been possible to welcome Palestine as a new member to our Organization during my mandate, I am still hopeful that this will happen in the near future,” he stated, urging the next Assembly session “to work collectively for the attainment of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East.” Similarly, Mr. Al-Nasser noted the Assembly’s “key role” in recognizing the new Libyan authorities following the revolution in the North African country and the fall of Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s 41-year regime. He also underscored the Assembly’s ongoing “crucial role” in ensuring a quick end to the Syrian violence. Turning to the Assembly’s most salient achievements, however, the President highlighted the four key pillars of his tenure, which he defined as: the peaceful settlement of disputes; UN reform and revitalization; improving disaster prevention and response; and sustainable development and prosperity. Noting that the past year had been “very significant” for the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes, Mr. Al-Nasser emphasized the importance of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in addressing disputes emanating from cultural or religious differences. He further argued that the recent violent protests seen in parts of the Middle East and other areas serve as “a stark reminder of the urgent need for us to cultivate and promote tolerance, mutual respect and dialogue among civilizations.” “I implore citizens of the world to open their hearts and their minds, to celebrate the common values that bind us all in this one human family,” Mr. Al-Nasser continued, while calling for the Alliance of Civilizations to be further strengthened so that “it can fulfil its noble mission more effectively.” On Security Council reform, the President recalled that the eighth round of intergovernmental negotiations had taken place during his tenure and said that Member States had acknowledged that new momentum and an increased level of “candour, interaction and engagement” had been made on the issue.Mr. Al-Nasser also drew attention to the growing need for greater disaster prevention and response, placing particular emphasis on the humanitarian crisis which overwhelmed the Horn of Africa earlier in the year. He noted that the international community “needs to be better equipped to respond to disasters, both natural and man-made.” Finally, on sustainable development and global prosperity, the President celebrated the past session’s “landmark year” on sustainable development issues, noting that the recent Rio+20 Summit in Brazil would “go down in history as the moment when the international community renewed its political will and commitment to tackling the inter-connected economic, social and environmental challenges we face.” In his address to the Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked Mr. Al-Nasser for his work, while underlining the President’s leadership during a year of global upheaval. “The sixty-sixth session leaves a legacy of achievement, showing again the invaluable role and voice of the General Assembly as the Organization’s leading deliberative body,” Mr. Ban told the delegates. The Secretary-General spotlighted Mr. Al-Nasser’s “leadership and commitment throughout this period of dramatic developments and complex challenges,” but acknowledged that the UN body had “much work ahead.”“Pressing ahead to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the agreed deadline of 2015; articulating a bold and inspirational post-2015 development agenda; sharpening the full range of our tools for peace and human rights; and strengthening this Organization – its effectiveness, its representativeness – to cope with an era of budgetary constraint and high expectations from the people of the world,” he concluded. The sixty-seventh session opens tomorrow and will be presided over by the incoming President, Vuk Jeremić of Serbia. read more

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General Assembly wraps up main part of 67th session

When the 193-member body met Monday evening, it took action on a range of resolutions, covering the rates Member States will pay for the regular and peacekeeping budgets over the next three years, as well as the United Nations pension system and the proposed 2013 budget for 33 political missions. Acting by consensus, the Assembly retained the existing formula for assessing Member States’ financial contributions to the UN regular budget and its peacekeeping operations during the 2013-2015 period. It also maintained the 0.01 per cent ceiling for assessing the rate of least developed countries (LDCs) and the 22 per cent maximum assessment rate for all other countries. On the issue of peacekeeping assessments – where each Member State is assigned to 1 of 10 levels, with corresponding discount rates – the Assembly adopted a consensus text, taking note of updates to those levels, as suggested by the Secretary-General. Noting the need for reform, the Assembly decided to review the structure of the assessment scale during its seventieth session.Regarding budgetary matters, Member States approved a little over $566 million to keep 33 special political missions running next year. Noting that the more than 300 draft resolutions and decisions adopted since September ran the gamut of contemporary global challenges, Assembly President Vuk Jeremić told delegations last Friday that “what happens in one part of the world invariably affects us all.”It was with that in mind, he said, that he had chosen “bringing about adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations by peaceful means” as the session’s overarching theme. “In these tumultuous times, the enormity of this challenge is evident,” he said. read more

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Gray tops Scarlet 2817 in annual Ohio State spring game

OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) warms up before the spring game on April 16 at Ohio Stadium. The Gray team beat Scarlet 28-17. Credit: Muyao Shen | Assistant Photo Editor Fans and students alike, breaking last year’s national spring game attendance record, flocked to Ohio Stadium on Saturday to watch the annual intrasquad scrimmage by the Ohio State football team.The 2016 OSU spring game started with a moment of silence honoring both former OSU standout Will Smith and Columbus swat officer Steve Smith. Both men were killed over the weekend in separate instances, and the crowd of over 100,000 stood and remembered the two.This year’s spring game was a chance for Buckeye faithful to see how OSU coach Urban Meyer would answer many of the question marks left after a multitude of starters left for the NFL draft.Meyer did not shy away from the high expectations of the new starters.“We certainly don’t lower our standards just because a player moves on,” Meyer said. “That’s not what this place is all about.”Starting things off for the Buckeyes was the Scarlet team, led by redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett. After the Gray defensive line put on a display of pass-rush skills, junior Sean Nuernberger came on for a field goal attempt. In an example of an event unique to the spring game, after nailing a 43-yard attempt, he stayed on the field to drill a 51-yard kick.The Scarlet team struggled to score after the opening drive. Barrett was picked off twice, once by redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker and later by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The pick by Hooker was returned for a touchdown, and even though the Gray was called for a defensive holding, the play stood, once again evidencing the unusual nature of the spring game.Gray capitalized off these miscues, finding the endzone twice in the first half. The Gray team’s starting quarterback Joe Burrow connected with redshirt freshman Torrance Gibson on a picture-perfect 18-yard strike over the defensive player for one of the scores.Burrow provided many over-the-shoulder throws when given time, and looked sharp on his reads.Gibson scored another touchdown on a two-yard end-around. The score put the Gray up 21-3 before redshirt freshman Mike Weber of the Scarlet side barreled his way into the endzone to end the first half.Weber impressed the coaching staff, finishing the day with eight carries, 38 yards, and two touchdowns.“They were starting to compare him to Carlos Hyde,” Meyer said. “Easy now. He hasn’t reached that level yet.”The second half began with a quick score by the Scarlet, set up by redshirt sophomore Stephen Collier. A 40-yard pass to redshirt sophomore Parris Campbell led to a short touchdown run by Weber.After a dazzling one-handed interception by sophomore Jerome Baker for the Scarlet, the Gray were given the ball right back immediately following an errant pass from Collier, of the Scarlet team, which was picked off by Hooker for his second takeaway of the day.“Our D-line got to (Burrow) and I saw Joe under pressure and I went up and got it … I just made a play,” Hooker said.Redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin continued his stellar showing with a 47-yard touchdown reception. McLaurin carried two defenders into the endzone with him for the score and finished the day with four receptions for 111 yards.“I had a lot more confidence coming in,” McLaurin said. “I just want to take that next step forward, being a guy that this offense can depend on, trying to find my role in this offense.”The wide receiver corps for OSU provided most of the offense on the afternoon. A defensive presence in terms of pass-rush kept the quarterbacks for the Buckeyes on their toes for most of the game.Both the Scarlet and the Gray had four sacks apiece, and the offensive line appeared to struggle retaining the pocket at times. The occasional lack of protection can be directly credited to a majority of the line being replaced by underclassmen. Even with certain areas clearly needing attention before the Scarlet and Gray are set to take the field against Bowling Green on Sept. 3, the Buckeyes have shown the team has potential heading into regular season play. “What I didn’t like?” Meyer asked about the events of the afternoon. “I liked it all.” read more

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Why the new Royal baby will be an Earl or Lady rather

The Duke and Duchess of Cambrigde at the Lindo Wing with Prince Louis in 2018Credit:Getty Instead, they will arrange for photographs of the baby to be taken in the days following the birth, after mother and baby have enough time to recover and bond.The low-key plans in part reflect the status of Baby Sussex, who will be seventh in line to the throne. He or she will not have an automatic HRH title, being known as the Earl of Dumbarton if a boy, and Lady [firstname] Mountbatten-Windsor if a girl. The palace are expected to issue a short written announcement confirming the Duchess is in labour, with a second to follow upon the safe arrival of the baby, giving details of its sex, weight and time of birth.Pictures of the baby will be issued later, when the infant is a few days old.The couple are also likely to utilise their SussexRoyal Instagram page to share news and images of their choice.The palace will not yet confirm whether news of his or her arrival will be posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace, or whether it would be celebrated with a gun salute. “I think the expectation [from the public] was that the photocall had become a bit of a royal tradition,” he said of the Lindo Wing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambrigde at the Lindo Wing with Prince Louis in 2018 George, Charlotte and Louis, the baby’s cousins, were all confirmed as being a Prince or Princess before birth thanks to a Letters Patent issued by the Queen in December 2012, seven months before the arrival the first Cambridge child.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will instead follow in the footsteps of the Queen with hopes for a home birth, and will settle into their new home in Windsor before the public is offered a glimpse of their newborn.In a statement issued by Buckingham Palace, a spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. As the child is not directly in line to the throne, there is no convention that insists upon it.The Royal Collection Trust would not say whether a range of china will be produced.Joe Little, managing editor of Majesty magazine, pointed out the announcement had already led to accusations from critics that the Sussexes had courted publicity when it suited them only to shun it again, but said the majority of people would be understanding. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince GeorgeCredit:PA “Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private.”The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George No such declaration has yet been made with respect to the Sussex’s baby.The choice of a private birth plan also sees the Sussexes choose a different path to that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who confirmed each of their three children would be born at the Lindo Wing and invited members of the public and media to wait in a carefully-controlled area outside to see them.The Princess Royal and Diana, Princess of Wales, both also stepped out of the Lindo Wing cradling their babies, while Sarah, Duchess of York, posed outside the Portland. Some remember it as a glorious moment of history being made, as a newborn future king was brought outside by his loving parents for the besotted public to see.Other recall it as the days when Britain collectively lost its head staring at a closed hospital door.Either way, the scenes of jubilation outside the Lindo Wing will not be recreated for the next royal birth, as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex swap the celebratory public moment for total privacy as a new family of three.The Duke and Duchess, whose first child will be an Earl or Lady rather than Prince or Princess, said they would be “celebrating privately as a new family” after the birth as a first priority.In a short statement issued yesterday, they said they would not be sharing plans for the arrival of their baby, and will not undertake a public appearance after it is born. “As we now know that’s not proved to be the case, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen to do things in their own way for their own reasons.“I think there may be an element of disappointment on the part of the most zealous of royal watchers.“But like all matters royal, these things evolve and this is how the Sussexes have chosen to do it.”Simon McCoy, the BBC newsreader who became famous for his dry observations about the lack of Lindo Wing action during Prince George’s birth, responded to the announcement with a cheerful “good news!!!” read more

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ABBs evolved 800xA rewrites the rulebook on automation systems to make the

first_imgSince its introduction in 2004, ABB’s IndustrialIT Extended Automation System 800xA has been sold to more than 6,000 new and existing ABB customers in a diverse range of industries. This figure includes new system installations, as well as existing ABB system evolutions to 800xA. System 800xA serves as the foundation for a number of unique industry-specific automation applications. Designed from the beginning to act as an integration platform, it has been proven to promote collaboration, improve operator effectiveness, achieve seamless control solutions, and provide flexible evolution paths through integrating diverse, usually separate plant systems, applications, information or fieldbus and controller platforms.”With System 800xA, ABB basically rewrote the rules for what could be done with an automation system, said Roy Tanner, System Marketing Manager, from ABB. ” As the first true integration platform available on the market, System 800xA redefined how customers could leverage the power of information to achieve significant efficiency and productivity improvements, while providing robust and reliable process control.”The newest version of System 800xA, released on July 13, 2010, includes enhancements to improve overall system performance and usability while significantly reducing its physical footprint, promote operator effectiveness, ease of use and deeper integration with smart devices and electrical systems. These enhancements help customers operate more efficiently and profitably, while making the best use of existing plant assets, energy resources and personnel.System 800xA enhancements include:Improved operator effectiveness: System 800xA 5.1 includes advanced alarm management capabilities that help users implement successful alarm management strategies, as well as provide operations personnel with better control of responsibility between control rooms and other operating locations. New alarm shelving and alarm analysis features have been added to an already long list of alarm management capabilities in order to help keep alarms in check. The new release also includes a new Point of Control feature that improves coordination of operators during critical periods such as shift change providing a safer, more secure operating environment.Improved engineering and change management: The new release of System 800xA includes multiple engineering improvements, such as simplified bulk data handling when engineering FOUNDATION Fieldbus projects and a new and improved batch procedure editor.In addition, two new features improve and streamline change management procedures. The task analysis tool lets the user evaluates how his/her application will be executed based on the current task rates assigned prior to downloading. The detailed difference report provides a way to easily see changes made in control applications and graphics and provides a report of exactly what has been modified, added, or removed in an easy-to-read, user interface.Improved performance: Several performance enhancements make System 800xA’s already robust control and I/O offering even more versatile, flexible, and scalable. The latest version includes a new member of the AC800M controller family, the PM891. With three times the clock speed (450Mhz) and four times the memory of its predecessor, the PM891 helps customers do more with less, as they need fewer controllers to maintain processing requirements for complex applications. This controller is also designed to perform 1-1 controller evolution projects for previous generation ABB and third party controller platforms.Reduced footprint: The latest version of System 800xA supports virtualisation to reduce the physical number of PCs required for installations by as much as 75%. This significantly reduced footprint also reduces energy consumption and maintenance requirements. In addition, improvements made to System 800xA’s FOUNDATION Fieldbus architecture have greatly reduced the infrastructure requirements for its high speed ethernet (HSE) network approach, increasing the number of devices that can be connected to one node by 400%.Enhanced maintainability: Based on User Centered Design practices, the newest version of System 800xA includes a system administration console and a security update tool to help keep the system running securely and at an optimum level. The security update tool will allow users to download security patches from Microsoft and cross match that to ABB’s qualified list. The user can then create a loadable set of supported, tested security updates that can be rolled out to System 800xA. This helps the user save valuable time and effort while providing a more robust, secure system.Improved connectivity: The System 800xA portfolio of communication interfaces has been enhanced to help users further leverage its powerful integration capabilities. These include new communication interfaces for PROFINET, DeviceNet, and WirelessHART. System 800xA’s FOUNDATION Fieldbus interfaces also now support EDDL. These interfaces make it easier for customers to access and use diagnostic data from smart instruments, regardless of manufacturer or physical device location.To provide even deeper and wider integration with electrical systems, System 800xA’s IEC61850 communications interface capability has been enhanced by increasing the number of supported Intelligent Electrical Devices (IEDs) per communication interface card and by improving alarm and event support.By integrating power and process systems on the common 800xA platform, customers optimise the design and performance of their electrical and automation systems and see additional benefits in reduced maintenance, engineering and overall lifecycle costs. According to ARC, typical savings can result in a 20% reduction in CAPEX (capital expenditures) and OPEX (operating expenditures) by integrating these two, usually separate, automation infrastructures.ABB’s groundbreaking extended automation System 800xA has improved industrial productivity, safety, and operational profitability for customers in virtually every industry and every region, from process industries such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, cement, and mining to traditional electric and water utilities to alternative energy production such as solar, waste-to-energy and bioethanol.last_img read more

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Vedran Zrnic to Besiktas Mogaz HT

Besiktas handballBesiktas MOGAZ HTVedran Zrnic Legendary Croatian right wing Vedran Zrnic is the new reinforcement of the Turkish champions Besiktas MOGAZ HT, writes Balkan-Handball.com. The Turkish team didn’t start well in the EHF CL season, collecting all four defeats, so ambitious management began to think about the players which could raise their level of performance. One of them is experienced 35 years old lefthander, who was free agent, since he helf Polish runners-up Orlen Wisla Plock.Another Croatian wing, current NT member, Ivan Nincevic is also playing for Besiktas.Zrnic has a fantastic career with seven years in VfL Gummersbach, and before that Slovenian RK Gorenje and RK Prule, followed with all major medals with Croatian NT in the recent 10 years… ← Previous Story Easier job for Denmark: Ivan Karačić suffers broken fingers Next Story → Friendly in Hammamet – Tunisia beat Poland read more

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Un réseau de fraudes autour des téléphones mobiles démantelé

first_imgUn réseau de fraudes autour des téléphones mobiles démanteléFrance – Les gendarmes de la section de recherches de Marseille viennent de mettre au jour un réseau frauduleux détournant les codes des téléphones portables. Les trois opérateurs historiques pourraient être concernés.C’est un réseau frauduleux à l’échelle nationale qui vient d’être démantelé. Des salariés d’opérateurs mobiles revendaient les codes a priori sécurisés de leurs clients à des personnes peu scrupuleuses, qui activaient ensuite n’importe quelle carte SIM. Ce procédé permettait aux revendeurs de gagner de petites fortunes, dissimulées sur des comptes offshore.La facture pour SFR s’élève à plusieurs millions d’euros, Bouygues et Orange n’étant pas à l’abri de pareille mésaventure. SFR avait porté plainte en 2009 après avoir découvert le réseau. Des employés étaient ciblés pour leur accès facile aux données personnelles des clients. Trois personnes ont été mises en examen pour “vol en bande organisée” et “atteinte au système de traitement automatisé des données” et d’autres complices pourraient rapidement les rejoindre.Le 27 septembre 2010 à 12:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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What Teens Want from Their Web Sites

first_imgIt’s a question that has puzzled parents—and online publishers—for years: What do teens want?The Media Management Center at Northwestern University and NewspaperAssociation of America Foundation recently got 96 teens to stop texting for 20 minutes to find out how online news sites are engaging—or disengaging—them.Click here for a PDF of the report. Thegeneral consensus—if there ever can be one when dealing with fidgetyteens: content engagement, not bombardment, to be key. Said one16-year-old participant: “I just don’t like how there’s so much stuffon one page, like it’s so confusing to look at and there’s like, somany words. I like it simple.” Here, from the study’s findings,are the 10 commandments of teen-friendly Web design [above image is amock prototype of the results]: Don’t overload. Ifyou jam-pack info onto your site, teens will likely feel overwhelmed.Reduce the volume by featuring fewer stories, words and photos,spending more time and space explaining the remaining stories.Enhance the media mix.Homepages should provide not only headlines, but brief overviews andimages that quickly convey the content so they can engage in storiesthat peak their interest.Make it eye-catching. Draw them in, but be sure to provide more than a teaser—the “why should I care?” editorial motivation and images.Summarize headlines. Add a 1-sentence dek to Web stories to offer teens a sense of a story’s content; for unfamiliar topics, add a bit more.Use visuals.Both home and secondary pages with art rated higher than those without,the survey found. But keep it simple, as teens conveyed too manyvisuals as “clutter.”Add a hierarchy. Teens need helpunderstanding what content is most important. Do this through imagesand stories that are positioned based on importance or relevance.Ease up on scrolling and clicking.Maybe it’s lack of time, maybe it’s laziness, but teens only want toclick and read full stories that genuinely peak their interest. Misleadthem with a headline and they’ll feel cheated.Create multiple entry points. Whenyou finally get a teen interested enough to click on a story, providethem with a mix of info in one place, which can include images,explanation, context and related links.Make it manageable.Use headlines to break up longish stories as well as different elementsto engage them, like photo galleries, video, pull quotes.Keep white space. Filling any open spaces with video clips, pictures or ads makes the page cluttered and is a turnoff for teens.last_img read more

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Sarah Carter Lecture Fund Receives Grant From Wilmington Cultural Council

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Cultural Council Has $5K In Grants Available To Wilmington Organizations & SchoolsIn “Community”REMINDER: Johnny Cash Tribute Band Comes To Town On October 12In “Community”Wilmington To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Woodstock: FREE Tribute Concert Set For October 18In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Sarah Carter Committee has just received notice that the Sarah D.J. Carter Lecture Fund has receive a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This grant is very much appreciated and most definitely needed.For 108 years, the Committee has presented free programs of entertainment to the residents of Wilmington and surrounding towns. Over the last decade, the  committee has highlighted quality musical genres in concert. Each year the Middle School Auditorium is fitted with a very appreciative audience; totally enjoying a wonderful evening of music.This grant is essential in order to keep these programs occurring. Thank you to the Wilmington Cultural Council, through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, for this grant which will assist us in our 2019 program.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Sarah Carter Committee.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

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On immigration Sen Sullivan calls for more facilities better processing

first_imgSen. Dan Sullivan addressed the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in Fairbanks on Sunday, emphasizing that the federal government is not currently set up to properly manage a flood of immigrants seeking asylum.Listen nowSullivan said the federal government needs to provide new detention centers and additional judges, to more efficiently process a nationwide backlog of 700,000 immigrants.”You got to keep families together, but you’ve got to have facilities to help do that,” Sullivan said. “If you keep families together and expedite the processing, you can essentially tell the child and the mom, ‘OK, you qualify for asylum,’ or ‘you don’t.’”Sullivan stressed that seeking a better economic life does not qualify immigrants for asylum.  Sullivan has co-sponsored two bills addressing the immigration situation, which he said has suffered from executive branch policy swings, noting that the previous approach, known as “catch and release”, was also problematic.“You (had) people who were coming to the country illegally, and then they’re essentially saying, ‘OK come back for your hearing in four years.’ And that’s what’s been going on, too. Well, guess what? None of those people show up,” Sullivan said. “And when that word gets out, that that’s happening, it actually creates a flood of more migrants, many of whom don’t qualify for asylum.”Sullivan said the bipartisan legislation he supports will provide a long term solution to the problem.last_img read more

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Ashada Masam special prayers offered

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Local Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud has offered special prayers in the temples of Peddamma and Gangamma in Yellammabanda Dattatreya Colony to mark the Ashada Masam celebrations. Goud said that he sought the blessings of the deities for welfare of the people in the division while they were celebrating the Bonalu festival.Among those present were Ward Member Chinnolla Srinivas, Area Committee Member Venkatesh, TRS leaders Shivraj Goud, Ramaswamy, Ramchandar, Kanakayya, Kurmayya, Maruthi, Babu, local residents.last_img read more

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Countrys total voters now 1041m EC

first_imgElection CommissionThere are about 104.1 million voters in the country, according to the election commission’s final voter list published on Wednesday, reports UNB.Releasing the updated voter list at a press conference at Nirbachon Bhaban, acting secretary to the EC Helaluddin Ahmed said in past one year, 2,701,780 voters were included in the list raising the total number to 104,142,381.Of the total voters, 52,512,105 are male while 51,630, 276 are female.On 31 January 2017, there were 101,440,601 voters in the country.Helaluddin Ahmed said as there is an opportunity for people to be included in the voter list as another final voter list will be released before the next national election.last_img read more

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Dhaka needs global coalition to solve Rohingya issue Zarni

first_imgMyanmar dissident and rights activist Maung ZarniA Myanmar dissent and rights activist has underlined the importance of Bangladesh’s initiative to form a broader international coalition to resolve the Rohingya issue, according to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.As roughly one million Rohingya refugees have taken shelter in Bangladesh, Maung Zarni reportedly recommended that Dhaka should mobilise the international community by organising a wider global conference in Dhaka to determine the future of the Rohingyas who are Myanmar nationals.To solve the Rohingya issue “there has to be some form of intervention. I don’t mean the military intervention. There are different types of intervention,” Zarni told the AA in an interview on ‘Global Genocide Day’.Anadolu’s Sorwar Alam quoted Maung Zarni as regretting that four regional powers plus Israel either support or protect Myanmar’s genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority group in the western Rakhine state.”No genocide is ever committed by a single nation state. Whenever genocide is committed there has always been coalition of friends that either supports the criminal regime or that protects the regime,” the Myanmar activist was quoted to have said.Russia, China, India, Japan and Israel have both economic and military interests in Myanmar, Anadolu said referring to Zarni.The genocide in Myanmar is committed “with the collaboration, complicity and support of” these states, he reportedly said, suggesting that a “counter alliance” against these states is crucial to resolve issues such as their safe repatriation.The Rohingya, described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012.According to Amnesty International, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly children and women, fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the minority Muslim community.Zarni, as Anadolu wrote, went on to say that Dhaka should form an “alternative alliance” along with Latin and North American states, EU, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and other countries that oppose the Rohingya genocide at the UN Human Rights Council.Zarni, who is a member of the board of advisors of Genocide Watch and a non-resident fellow at Genocide Documentation Center in Sleuk Rith Institute, Cambodia, was quoted to have suggested that talking to Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to resolve the Rohingya crisis “is utterly useless”.last_img read more

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Harvey Does Not Relent As Even More Roads Close Monday

first_imgEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At TidwellExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At SH-288Unknown IH-610 EAST LOOP Southbound At CLINTON DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At SH 249/ MOUNT HOUSTON RDAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At Westmont/Greens BayouUnknown FM-2920 Westbound At Calvert RdAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At SAN JACINTO RIVER1 Frontage Road Lane IH-10 KATY Eastbound At BELTWAY 8-WESTLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At GESSNER RD1 Frontage Road Lane SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes IH-10 Eastbound At FM-359 in Waller County3 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 Eastbound At FM 1098 in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At SH-288Exit Ramp IH-10 KATY Eastbound At GESSNER DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Southbound At OWENS RD to FM-1488All Mainlanes US-90 Westbound At BELTWAY 8-EASTAll Mainlanes NASA RD 1 Eastbound At IH-45 GULFUnknown IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-45 GULFLeft Shoulder,Left Lane,Center Lane IH-10 KATY Eastbound At WASHINGTON AVE/WESTCOTT STAll Mainlanes FM-1314 Westbound At CUMBERLAND BLVD to FERNE DRAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDEntrance Ramp SH-225 Westbound At RICHEY STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At RICHMOND AVEUnknown IH-45 Southbound At FM-517 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 Southbound At FM-518 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At HOLCOMBE BLVDAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELLFORT AVE3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1459 Southbound At FM-522 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-45 GULF Northbound At FM-1959/DIXIE FARM RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound Before MAC GREGOR DR2 Frontage Road Lanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound After IH-45 GULF FWYExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At HAMMERLY BLVDExit Ramp FM-1092 Southbound At 5TH ST in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At TRAVISEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At GENOA-RED BLUFFExit Ramp SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At Clay RdAll Mainlanes US-90 Westbound At UVALDEAll Mainlanes Tomball Tollway Northbound At BS 249/ HolderriethExit Ramp IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At CLINTON DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At IH-69 EASTEXAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At SCARSDALE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramp IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At BROAD3 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHExit Ramp SH-288 Southbound At HOLCOMBE BLVDAll Mainlanes FM-1462 Northbound At Nordt Rd in Fort Bend CountyUnknown IH-45 Northbound At SH-242 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At BINFORDAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At CYPRESSWOOD DR/HolzwarthAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N MAIN STRight Lane,Center Lane WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH 610Exit Ramp FM-529 Westbound At FM-362 to FM-359US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At ELDRIDGE PARKWAY to TELGE RD2 Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At FM-2351/CLEAR LAKE CITY BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At WEST RDUnknown SH-6 Southbound At PATTERSON RDAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At LITTLE YORK RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At TELLEPSEN ST3 Frontage Road Lanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At POST OAKExit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At KELLEY STAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At WILL CLAYTON PARKWAY3 Frontage Lane(s) US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At FM-5293 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At S WAYSIDE DR3 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RANKIN RDEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDExit Ramp IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2004 Northbound At SH-6All Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At IH-45 NORTHAll Mainlanes FM-1314 Eastbound At FERNE DR to CUMBERLAND BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-69 Southbound At ISLEIB RD in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound After IH-10 EASTAll Mainlanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH 3/OLD GALVESTONEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At GarrettEntrance Ramp SH-288 Southbound At MAC GREGOR DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At MC CARTY ST/US-90 ALTERNATERight Lane,Center Lane SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At Riverwalk Dr in Montgomery CountyAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At GESSNEREntrance Ramp SH-6 Eastbound At MISSISSIPPI ST in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-45 GULF Northbound At W DALLAS STAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Southbound At SH-124 to Rollover Pass1 Mainlane, Right Shoulder FM-2920 Eastbound At BAUER RDAll Mainlanes Tomball Tollway Southbound At BS 249/ HolderriethLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder SH-225 Eastbound At RED BLUFF RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At BARKER CYPRESS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At CRESTMONT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At US 290 NorthwestUnknown IH-69 Southbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At West Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Northbound At POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Northbound At WESTPARK DR2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At HOMESTEAD RD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At BELLFORTUnknown HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At IH-610 NORTH LOOP to WILL CLAYTON PARKWAY3 Frontage Lane(s) SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At AIRPORTExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At DUNLAVYRight Shoulder,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At PATTERSON ST3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-69 SOUTHWESTLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder IH-10 EAST Eastbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At W DALLAS STAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At FM-2920All Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At T C JESTER BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At RANKIN RD2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At SAN JACINTO RIVERAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-517 Eastbound At SH-3 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLL3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWYExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-2920 Westbound At BAUER RDAll Mainlanes SH-225 Eastbound At RICHEY STAll Mainlanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At John RalstonExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-610 WEST LOOPAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At LITTLE YORK RDLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At HOMESTEAD RD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1960 Eastbound At ELLA BLVDUnknown IH-45 Southbound At SH-6/SH-146 in Galveston CountyExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At CLAY DRExit Ramp IH-10 KATY Westbound At PATTERSON ST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes FM-1464 Northbound At W Bellfort Rd in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound Before FM-2234 MC HARD RD in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At SOUTHMORE BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-69 Northbound At FM-762/THOMPSON RD in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At BELLAIRE BLVD4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes SH-225 Eastbound At SCARBOROUGH LN3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWY3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPLeft Lane,2 Center Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At WESTVIEWExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTH4 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-45 GULFAll Mainlanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At SCOTT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At FM-2351/CLEAR LAKE CITY BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPExit Ramp SH-288 Northbound At MAC GREGOR DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 Eastbound At SH 36 in Austin CountyAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At SH-6 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SH-3 Southbound At Walker St in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound After RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound After IH-69 SOUTHWESTAll Mainlanes SH-3 Northbound At Walker St in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At IH-610 WEST LOOPRight Shoulder,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes IH-45 Southbound At HOLLAND in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-332 Westbound At SAILFISH RD to Shark LnAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At MEMORIAL DREntrance Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound Before RICHEY RD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound Before SH-288Left Shoulder,Right Shoulder,Exit Ramp IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At HOLLY HALL STAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-3 Northbound At SH-146 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At US-90 ALTERNATE S. MAINExit Ramp IH-10 KATY Westbound At BELTWAY 8-WESTUnknown HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RICHEY RDEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RICHEY RDAll Mainlanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At West Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-6 Eastbound At Bissonnet St in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At TidwellExit Ramp SH-6 Eastbound At FM-521 in Fort Bend CountyUnknown IH-45 Southbound Before FM-2854/MONTGOMERY in Montgomery County3 Frontage Road Lanes,Exit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RANKIN RDExit Ramp SH-6 Northbound At PARK ROWAll Mainlanes IH-45 Northbound At FM-518 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At GALVESTON-BOLIVAR FERRY in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanescenter_img transtar IH-10 EAST Eastbound At JENSEN DRAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound At GREENHOUSE RD3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Northbound At FM 529/Freeman Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At RICHMOND AVELeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder SH-35 Eastbound At DIXIE FARM CR 126 in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-10 EAST Westbound At JENSEN DRAll Mainlanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At FM-2920All Mainlanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At N Bridgeland Lake PkwyAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELTWAY 8-WEST3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At IH-10 EASTExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BOHEME DRAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RANKIN RDExit Ramp BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At BEAMER2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPAll Mainlanes Share IH-10 KATY Eastbound At SILBER RDAll Mainlanes IH-10 Westbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At ALDINE WESTFIELD RDExit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At WEST RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At LOCKWOOD DRAll Mainlanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At WESTPARK DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 EAST Eastbound At MONMOUTH DR3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound At W. FUQUAExit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At KELLEY STAll Mainlanes FM-2004 Southbound At SH-6All Mainlanes IH-69 Southbound At FM-762/THOMPSON RD in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1462 Southbound At Nordt Rd in Fort Bend CountyUnknown SH-288 Southbound After FM-2234 MC HARD RD in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At WESTPARK DRUnknown BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLL4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Southbound At CLAY DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Southbound At HUGHES in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Southbound At WALLISVILLE3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Northbound At GARRETT3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Westbound At FM 1314 in Montgomery County2 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLL4 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-EAST Southbound At GARRETTEntrance Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp FM-1092 Northbound At 5TH ST in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 Northbound At FM-646 in Galveston County3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Northbound At CLAY DR3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SPENCER HWYCenter Lane,Exit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At US-90 ALTERNATE S. MAINExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp IH-45 Southbound At FM-646 in Galveston County3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY – West Southbound At FM 529/Freeman Rd3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Northbound At PORT OF HOUSTONAll Mainlanes FM-521 Northbound At FORT BEND COUNTY RD CR 56 in Brazoria CountyUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At IH-610 NORTH LOOPUnknown IH-10 KATY Westbound Before IH-610 WEST LOOP/ US 290 Direct ConnectAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At T C JESTER BLVDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At FORT BEND COUNTY RD CR 56 in Brazoria County2 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound At SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At HUGHES in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1128 Southbound At CHOCOLATE BAYOU RD CR 385 in Brazoria CountyUnknown FM-1488 Eastbound At Lois Ln in Montgomery CountyAll Mainlanes FM-1764 Eastbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At BLACKHAWKExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At RILEY FUZZELEntrance Ramp IH-10 Westbound At PIN OAK in Fort Bend County3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At CHIMNEY ROCK RD4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At GELLHORN DR3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-87/ Broadway Southbound At SEWALL BLVD/ 2ND ST in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At COLLINGSWORTH ST3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1464 Southbound At W Bellfort Rd in Fort Bend CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At CYPRESSWOOD DR/HolzwarthAll Mainlanes IH-10 EAST Westbound At MONMOUTH DR3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1459 Northbound At FM-522 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At LITTLE YORK RDRight Lane FM-2920 Eastbound At Park RdAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At IH-69 EASTEX4 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Northbound At WINTERS RD in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes FM-529 Eastbound At FM-362 to FM-359All Mainlanes IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At MC GOWENUnknown BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLUnknown IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTH4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At SH-288Exit Ramp IH-69 Eastex Freeway Northbound At GREENS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-362 Northbound At FM-1488 to WALLER-GRIMES COUNTY LINEAll Mainlanes SH-288 Southbound At IH-69 SOUTHWESTAll Mainlanes SH-87/ Broadway Northbound At Rollover Pass to SH-1241 Mainlane, Right Shoulder IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At S POST OAK RDAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At SOUTHMORE BLVDAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N MAIN STRight Shoulder,Right Lane,Center Lane NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At IMPERIAL VALLEY DRUnknown IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At CROSSTIMBERS STAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH-69All Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-WEST Northbound At BRIAR FOREST DR3 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At MEMORIAL DRLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVDIH-69 SOUTHWEST Northbound At SH-288All Mainlanes SH-249 TOMBALL PARKWAY Northbound At BS 249/ HOLDERRIETHEntrance Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH 3/OLD GALVESTONExit Ramp NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At ELLA BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes BS-290 Eastbound At FM-359 in Waller CountyAll Mainlanes SH-3 Southbound At SH-146 in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At EL DORADO BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Eastbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVDAll Mainlanes SH-35 Eastbound At FM-528 in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At CROSSTIMBERS STExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At IH-10 KATYAll Mainlanes SH-288 Northbound At HOLLY HALL STAll Mainlanes IH-45 NORTH Northbound At N SHEPHERD DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 Northbound At HOLLAND in Galveston CountyAll Mainlanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At GREENS CROSSING BLVD4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 EAST LOOP Southbound At MARKET STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FM-1093 WESTHEIMER RDAll Mainlanes SH-6 Eastbound At CARDINAL DR CR 149 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVDExit Ramp BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLLLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At GREENS RD3 Frontage Road Lanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At John RalstonExit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At FM-1960All Mainlanes NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At IMPERIAL VALLEY DRUnknown IH-45 NORTH Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHUnknown NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At VETERANS MEMORIAL PKYExit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At Generation PkwyExit Ramp IH-610 WEST LOOP Southbound At FOURNACE PL4 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Northbound At SCARSDALE BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes FM-1128 Northbound At CHOCOLATE BAYOU RD CR 385 in Brazoria CountyUnknown SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At FUQUAExit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At IH-45 GULF FWYUnknown NASA RD 1 Westbound At IH-45 GULFAll Mainlanes SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Westbound At SH 87/ 2ND ST to IH 45 Gulf FreewayAll Mainlanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At AIRPORTExit Ramp SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At PEARLAND PARKWAYExit Ramp NORTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Eastbound At Wilson RdExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At WESTPARK DRLeft Shoulder,Right Shoulder,Left Lane,Right Lane,2 Center Lanes,Exit Ramp SPUR-342 Northbound At IH-45 in Galveston CountyLeft Lane,Center Lane IH-45 GULF Southbound At FM-1959/DIXIE FARM RD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-45 GULF Southbound At EDGEBROOK DR/CLEARWOOD DR2 Frontage Road Lanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound After BOHEME DRRight Shoulder,Left Lane,2 Center Lanes SOUTH SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Westbound At S. POST OAKExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At ALDINE MAIL ROUTEExit Ramp HARDY TOLL ROAD Southbound At BELTWAY 8-NORTHEntrance Ramp SH-99 Grand Pkwy – North Eastbound At Riverwalk Dr in Montgomery CountyUnknown SH 275 / HARBORSIDE Eastbound At IH 45 Gulf Freeway to SH 87/ 2ND STAll Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Westbound At BELTWAY 8Exit Ramp EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At C. E. King PkwyExit Ramp SH-288 Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOPAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At TANNER RDExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At BISSONNET ST1 Frontage Road Lane BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At HARDY TOLL3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-NORTH Eastbound At IH-45 NORTHUnknown IH-610 NORTH LOOP Westbound At YALE ST3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-6 Eastbound At MUSTANG BAYOU RD in Brazoria CountyAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BISSONNET STAll Mainlanes WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At BELLAIRE BLVDExit Ramp WESTPARK TOLLWAY Eastbound At FONDRENExit Ramp IH-45 NORTH Southbound At N SHEPHERD DRUnknown IH-610 NORTH LOOP Eastbound At IH-45 NORTHExit Ramp WEST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At BRIAR FOREST DRExit Ramp IH-69 SOUTHWEST Southbound At BELLFORT AVE2 Frontage Road Lanes HARDY TOLL ROAD Northbound At RANKIN RDEntrance Ramp IH-10 Westbound At SH 36 in Austin CountyAll Mainlanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Westbound At SH-288Left Lane,Right Lane,Exit Ramp FM-1488 Eastbound At KICKAPOO RD in Waller CountyUnknown US-290 NORTHWEST Westbound At ELDRIDGE PARKWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes SH-288 Northbound After MAC GREGOR DR3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-10 KATY Eastbound At TAYLOR STAll Mainlanes IH-10 Westbound At FM-1463 in Fort Bend CountyUnknown US-290 NORTHWEST Eastbound At TELGE RD to ELDRIDGE PARKWAY2 Mainlanes WESTPARK TOLLWAY Westbound At RICEEntrance Ramp BELTWAY 8-NORTH Westbound At HARDY TOLLAll Mainlanes IH-10 KATY Westbound After SH-99 GRAND PARKWAY3 Frontage Road Lanes BELTWAY 8-SOUTH Westbound At FM-865 CULLEN BLVD3 Frontage Road Lanes IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Eastbound At CRESTMONT ST3 Frontage Road Lanes EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At FAIRMONT PKWYExit Ramplast_img read more

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first_imgNetflix has big end-of-summer plans for original content. August 2018 will see the returns of eight original series from the streaming giant, as well as the premieres of several original films.“Ozark,” “Voltron: Legendary Defender,” and “The Investigator: A British Crime Story” are among the service’s shows slated to debut new seasons next month, while “Like Father,” starring Kristen Bell and Seth Rogen, and “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society,” starring Lily James, are some of Netflix’s new films set to launch. Additionally, August will introduce various original freshman series, including Debby Ryan’s controversial black comedy “Insatiable.”The final month of summer will also bring a wealth of acquisitions to the site in the form of popular films, franchises, and TV shows. Inaugural titles in the “Lord of the Rings” and Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” franchises are a couple of the incoming films, while the fifth season of The CW’s “The Originals,” the second season of NBC’s “The Good Place,” and more will roll in for TV. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Aug. 19The Investigator: A British Crime Story: Season 2 (Netflix Original)Aug. 21Year OneAug. 23Deadwind (Netflix Original)Follow This (Netflix Original)Great News: Season 1Aug. 24Ask the StoryBots: Season 2 (Netflix Original)Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (Netflix Original)Ghoul (Netflix Original)The After Party (Netflix Film)The Innocents (Netflix Original)Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 3 (Netflix Original)Young & Hungry: Season 5 (Netflix Original)Aug. 28The Good Place: Season 2Aug. 29Inequality for AllAug. 31Inside the Criminal Mind (Netflix Original)The Laws of Thermodynamics (Netflix Film)Ozark: Season 2 (Netflix Original)Paradise PD (Netflix Original)The Comedy Lineup: Part (Netflix Original)Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest (Netflix Original)Undercover Law (Netflix Original) See the full list of incoming titles below.Aug. 1Batman BeginsChernobyl DiariesClerksConstantineDreamcatcherEdge of FearEraserGran TorinoHouse of Deadly SecretsLos tiempos de Pablo Escobar: Season 1Million Dollar BabyNo ReservationsOnce in a Lifetime Sessions with MobyOnce in a Lifetime Sessions with Nile RodgersOnce in a Lifetime Sessions with Noel GallagherOnce in a Lifetime Sessions with TLCP.S. I Love YouSecretariatSilveradoSteel MagnoliasStripesSwitched (Netflix Original)The AviatorThe Golden CompassThe Informant!The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Princess Diaries 2: Royal EngagementAug. 2EmelieAug. 3Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (Netflix Film)Cocaine Coast (Netflix Original)Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3 (Netflix Original)I Am A Killer (Netflix Original)Like Father (Netflix Film)Marching Orders (Netflix Original)Aug. 4Flavors of Youth: International Version (Netflix Original)Mr. Sunshine (Streaming every Saturday, Netflix Original)On Children (Netflix Original)Aug. 5Paid in FullAug. 9Perdida (Netflix Film)The Originals: Season 5Aug. 1072 Dangerous Animals: Asia (Netflix Original)Afflicted (Netflix Original)All About the Washingtons (Netflix Original)Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (Netflix Film)Insatiable (Netflix Original)La casa de las flores (Netflix Original)Million Pound Menu (Netflix Original)The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Netflix Film)The Package (Netflix Film)The Ponysitters Club (Netflix Original)Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7 (Netflix Original)Zion (Netflix Original)Aug. 11No Country for Old MenAug. 13Alexander: The Ultimate CutSplash and Bubbles: Season 2The Nut JobAug. 15Adventures in Public SchoolHostilesThe 100: Season 5Aug. 16Evan AlmightyWish I Was HereAug. 17Disenchantment (Netflix Original)Magic for Humans (Netflix Original)Pinky Malinky (Netflix Original)Spirit Riding Free: Season 6 (Netflix Original)Stay Here (Netflix Original)The Motive (Netflix Film)To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix Film)Ultraviolet (Netflix Original)last_img read more

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Palacio TangaraGo back to the enewsletter Oetke

first_imgPalacio TangaraGo back to the e-newsletter >Oetker Collection CEO Frank Marrenbach has announced the brand’s expansion into the Americas with the launch of two new hotels, in São Paulo and New York:“Today therefore, I am delighted to announce our expansion into the Americas; with not only one, but two extraordinary projects in two extraordinary cities: New York and São Paulo. With these two new properties we continue to carefully expand Oetker Collection portfolio whilst remaining truthful to our promise – not to just open new hotels, but to create true masterpieces. Guests will experience the levels of Oetker Collection quality and service to which they are accustomed and can trust that we will offer them a very special sense of place in both destinations.”Palácio Tangará, São Paulo: Opening 2017Palácio Tangará will open its doors in the spring of 2017. Built in the surroundings of the highly regarded Burle Marx Park, whose gardens were designed by Roberto Burle Marx, the hotel will offer 141 spacious guestrooms – including 55 suites – all with views overlooking the park.An acclaimed chef will drive the hotel’s dining experiences and there will be a signature restaurant, chef’s table, a bar, a wine cellar, a lobby and lounge bar, all with outdoor terraces.Additional facilities will comprise 11 function rooms, including a ballroom for up to 360 guests with terraces overlooking the park. The fitness centre and spa will have a private garden and there will be indoor and outdoor swimming pools as well as a kids’ club.Timo Gruenert, Chief Financial Officer Oetker Collection notes, “After our successful partnership in the Caribbean with Eden Rock – St Barths, the re-opening of The Lanesborough earlier this year and the prospect of an opening in New York, we are thrilled to launch a hotel in São Paulo, which is going to have it all: unique location, exceptional building, creative cuisine and the legendary Brazilian smile.”A New York MasterpieceA ‘New York Masterpiece’: Opening 2018Further north in the Americas, in Manhattan, Oetker Collection will open a ‘New York Masterpiece’ in the spring of 2018. Minutes from Central Park, the hotel will be located in the heart of the city, at 550 Madison Avenue, between 55th and 56th Street.The 43-storey postmodern skyscraper was created by the famous Philip Johnson and is an iconic New York landmark. The hotel will feature 170 rooms including 60 suites set across eight floors. There will be a cosy yet stylish bar with lounge area, a gourmet restaurant, a spa, a fitness centre and a 25m pool.Located above the hotel, from floors 21 to 43, the owning company of the building, the New Yorker Chetrit Group, will create a total of 115 luxury apartments to be sold to highly influential clientele from now onwards. These apartments are decorated by world famous designer Robert Stern and will be serviced by Oetker Collection as well.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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