Good Morning Mission to Chocolate

first_img 0% Busy morning on Rescue Row. Photo by Mark Rabine.Howard Quinn printed for the Black Panther Party, the San Francisco Police Officer Associations, and R. Crumb. Photo by Mark Rabine.Good Morning Mission. Photo by Mark Rabine.Shade for chocolate. Photo by Mark Rabine.On 16th near Harrison. Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Then there was this routine traffic stop which turned into . . . a routine traffic stop. Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Insight. Photo by Mark Rabine.Trimmed. Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Precariat. Photo by Mark Rabine.Photo by Mark Rabine.Mission morning still life. Photo by Mark Rabine. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img Right now it is 60° with a high of 68° – the forecast for the next ten days is here.Today’s block: Alabama (Rescue Row) to 15th, to Treat, to 16th. The weird compliment to yesterday’s weird block.  It was a busy morning. On one side, solar panels were being installed on the SPCA, while across the street, deconstruction units were transforming the Howard Quinn Printing Building into a chocolate factory.There are only a handful of blocks left, so take a look at the map and let us know if you want to claim one of them.  We’re at info@missionlocal.com.  You can see a map of all of the blocks here. last_img read more

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New SF Mission Police captain promises better community policing

first_imgCapt. Gaetano Caltagirone, who took over as Mission Station Captain on Saturday, promised the 20 residents who attended Thursday night’s community meeting a lot more engagement.He said he will resume the station newsletter, establish a community policing advisory board — the Mission District remains the only police district without one — and reinstate monthly community meetings, which had been chiseled down to every other month under former Mission Station Captain Bill Griffin.  Moreover, the a 23-year department veteran, San Francisco native and father of four who grew up in North Beach, made it clear that he has had plenty of experience with foot beats and supports their return. Still, he failed to avoid what has become almost a rite of passage for a new district Captain — hearing an earful about the Mission’s ongoing problems: car break-ins, prostitution, homelessness, gangs and all the other problems locals feel the district can’t shake. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Mission Station, in fact, had more than 90,000 calls for service in 2016, the most of any station. “We’re tired of the crime, the homeless, and we’re tired of not feeling safe in the neighborhood,” said one community member. “I hope that you can work with us and be a people person.” “You said the key word — work together,” said Caltagirone, speaks Italian, Sicilian and is brushing up on his Spanish. The Mission, he said, has some of the attributes of the North Beach of his youth — The Lucca Ravioli Company, for one. He also seemed to have more direct answers for residents. Caltagirone, who oversaw Market Street foot beats while at Tenderloin station and had walked a beat at Central Station, said that he’s poised to fulfill Chief Bill Scott’s August order to quadruple foot patrols in the Mission, although he has yet to draft a set schedule of where and when they’ll be operating, he said. “Foot beats have been a part of my career for a long time, and I’m not going to put it by the wayside,” he said. The new captain also said that he plans to double down on homeless outreach by adding two more homeless outreach officers to the existing two deployed from the station. He said those officers would be available seven days a week, and also at night until midnight. “So that no days are missed [and there are] constant officers doing homeless outreach,” he said. For additional support, he said he would also call on Commander David Lazar’s homeless outreach team, if needed.“One question I always to try to understand is who to call and when,” said a Castro resident named Patrick, asking what the procedure is for notifying the station about “suspicious-looking” people near his home. Caltagirone said residents should first call the station’s non-emergency line at 415-553-0123 if someone only looks suspicious and isn’t doing anything clearly illegal. But if someone seems like they’re going to break into a car, he said, call 911. “If you can see what shoes they’re wearing, mention it,” the captain said. “Bad guys will take off their jackets, their hats, but they’ll never take off their shoes.” “If someone is sleeping on my sidewalk, what do I do?” Patrick asked. Caltagirone said that folks should first call homeless outreach at 415-355-7401, and then, if nothing happens after 30 minutes, call the station’s non-emergency line. “And then, if there’s no action with that, you could always email me,” Caltagirone said, though he explained that he’s not always at his desk.  He pointed to his email address on the whiteboard, Gaetano.Caltagirone@sfgov.org.As a last resort, Caltagirone said, call the station’s front desk at 415-558-5400 and ask for a supervisor.“Homeless problems are the least of our problems,” said Michael Alfaro, the president of the property management group that tends to the public areas at the Vida luxury apartments at 22nd and Bartlett. He said residents there have been dealing with gangs, drug dealing and prostitution — and have even received rape and death threats. He said his company has spent upwards of $10,000 on private security. “I mean, this is six blocks from here,” Alfaro said. The captain said he has been made aware of the issue and wants to bolster his undercover unit. He also said he and his night captain have drafted plans to borrow officers from other districts to “attack” the area. He said that project would operate from midnight to 6 a.m. He also had plans to ramp up DUI checkpoints and traffic stops in the area. “Because when the johns are driving around, they’re not thinking about using their blinkers,” he said.  “I think that’s gonna help,” he said. center_img 0%last_img read more

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Distillations Magical thinking at Homestead

first_img Email Address But for now, I sat back down as Heather finished telling her story about how she had once lost a small tin cup, and made everybody in a busy area stop what they were doing and all search for it on their hands and knees.“Okay,” Sarah said when the story was finished. “This is driving me crazy,” and she looked on the floor, and through her purse, and in her pockets for the cigarette lighter holder shaped like a fish. “It was just here. I JUST put it down!”“Wow,” I said. “So it’s really missing?”“Yeah,” she said, looking over at me. “It …” then her face dropped in shock. “YOU!”“What?”“Oh my God, you! Of course it was you!”“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I said.“Somebody finally did steal it! This is the first time I’ve actually accused somebody of stealing it who really did! This is amazing!”“I deny everything. However … while we’re on the subject …” I took a small velvet pouch out of my shirt pocket. “I’m wondering if you would want to make an exchange.” I emptied the contents of the pouch into my hand. “Two magic tokens, each an individual work of art, forged in the workshop of a mad alchemist who used a unique formula to infuse them with songs and stories. Go ahead, take a look.”She gently removed the two small metallic disks, each a different size and shape, from my hands.“Wow,” she said. “Okay, these are really good … I’m kind of blown away …”“Did I mention they have magical powers?” She listened to Zaius tell a story about working out in the desert at Burning Man, and a woman in a perfectly clean costume with perfectly arranged hair walked up to the work site holding a lazy Susan on which were a series of elegant pickles. She offered him one, in the afternoon heat.“Normally I’m suspicious about this stuff,” he said. “How long has your food been out in the sun? But somehow she was immaculate, the pickles were perfect, so I just said ‘thank you’ and took one, and it turned my whole afternoon around. Then she walked away. I don’t know who she was or how she did that.”Sarah nodded and laughed, because damn it, everything would be okay.It was time for another drink. I left the conversation and walked to the bar, and studied the bottles as I waited for the attention of the heavily tattooed bartender in a floral print shirt.“What can I get you?” she finally asked me.“I notice the bottle of Gentian Amaro on the shelf back there,” I said. “I’ve recently become a little obsessed with that spirit, can you make me something interesting with it?”“Absolutely!” she said, and got to work.Amaros are an Italian herbal liqueur, a digestif. They usually have a spirit base, but this stuff, produced in Napa, has a white wine base. I have no idea what she made me, but it was delicious, and the unique red color so impressed the table that, before the night was over, I would buy everyone an amaro shot. Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter She gave me a stunned look. “What are their magical powers?”“Each is different, and you’ll only find out if you trade me one for your fish cigarette lighter holder … wherever it may be. That’s the only way you ever know.”Around her, it seemed like the wild west saloon had gone quiet, although really nothing had changed.“I’m really feeling this one,” she said, holding the thicker, hollow, token in her hand. “I am. But … honestly … I just want my fish cigarette lighter holder back.”I raised my eyebrows. “You’re turning them down?”“I’m turning them down,” she said, handing them back to me.The table released its collective breath. No one was confident in this decision. “You’re turning down magic!” Kentucky said.“Mind you,” I said, “just because you’ve turned these down, doesn’t mean you’ve gotten the fish back.”“Dammit!”“We still have to figure out how to do that.” I looked around at the table. “What do you think she has to do to get it back? Is there a ritual she has to perform? A sacrifice of some kind she has to make?”Heather leaned forward. “She has to become the fish!”Sarah considered. “I can do that.”“I’ve seen her do a mermaid,” Kentucky said. “So she has to go all out.”Sarah jumped into the role, creating a fish face and looking around the table, then adding hand gestures which somehow symbolized being underwater, or mermaidness, I’m not sure. But it was convincing, she was giving 100 percent, and a moment later she realized the cigarette lighter holder was sitting on the table, close to where she’d put it in the first place.“YES!” she said. “IT WORKED!”We all congratulated her. “Of course,” I said, grinning, “if you had chosen a magic token, its powers might have helped you get the fish back too.”“Oh no!” she said. “I should have … but I really wanted this … ”“It’s okay,” I said, “it’s good. You asked for what you really wanted, and you got it, and any time that happens, it’s a good night.”“I feel really good, actually, that I finally accused somebody of stealing it and was right. That helps, somehow.”“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I replied again. “I deny everything.”Do not go gentle into that good night.Read more from Benjamin Wachs here. “Can I buy you a cocktail?” Sarah asked me as we were all sitting down in Homestead. A table big enough for the five of us had just opened up, and we were playing the “some of us stay here to make sure it stays claimed while some of us order drinks” game.“That’s very kind of you.” I looked up at my options. Homestead has drink menus, but I was ballparking it off the abridged cocktail list posted up above the bar.“I want to see what you order,” she said.“Ah. Well … Based on what I see there, I’ll have an Old Fashioned. But, if I were talking to the bartender, the odds are that I would try to get them to do something weird and interesting.” She considered. “So maybe I don’t want to buy you a drink?”My life flashed before my eyes. I tried to stay calm. “It depends on what kind of outcome you want.”“I’ll buy you the first drink,” she said, and walked over to the bar. Crisis averted.Homestead is one of several bars in a relatively small radius that seem to be channeling Wild West saloons. The old-timey touches at Homestead are light, and added to by lazy fans overhead, peanut baskets (you can toss the shells on the floor), and framed pictures of mostly naked women in a classical French style up on the walls. The total effect is greater than the sum of its parts, feeling like a homage to a San Francisco past. I don’t understand why so many bars around here do it at all, but Homestead does it particularly well.The most intriguing touch is the words of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, engraved on to top of the back bar: “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”That is the kind of idiosyncratic detail that departs from a bar’s theme in a way that actually enhances it. It suggests that somebody gave a damn, rather than going through the motions, and is interesting enough that you give a damn, too.We’re talking about gifts, and Heather asks us if we’ve ever received any small gifts that we’ve become obsessively attached to. And Sarah not only has, but has it on her: a plastic case for a cigarette lighter, in the shape of a fish. She takes it out of her pocket, and shows it to us — it’s, you know, a plastic fish case to hold your cigarette lighter. Nothing special. But she puts it down on the table in front of her and explains that it was a gift from a stranger at a party, and that something about this moment made her obsessed with it. She’s terrified she’ll lose it; she always wants to know where it is; and in those moments where it’s been lost in her purse or momentarily misplaced, she’s actually accused people of stealing it, which of course no one ever actually did.A moment later she looked down at the table to pick it up again, and it’s gone.Her face curls. “Ha, okay,” she said, and she started to look for it — was it nestled under the basket of peanuts? Had it fallen on the floor? — then made a show of stopping herself. Obviously it hadn’t just gotten up and walked away. It was still here somewhere. She didn’t need to panic. It would be fine.last_img read more

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first_imgSAINTS take on Leeds tonight in a First Utility Super League Round 7 match.Paul Wellens needs one appearance to draw level with Keith Senior as Super League’s all-time leader for appearances.He moved into second place after starting at stand-off in St Helens’ win at Wakefield on Sunday – and is now one game ahead of Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield, who was rested for the Rhinos’ home victory against London Broncos last Friday.He also needs one point to reach 1,000 for his career. He has scored 953 points (218 tries, 40 goals, 1 field goal) for St Helens, and representative points for Great Britain (18 – 4 tries, 1 goal), England (16 – 4 tries) and Lancashire (12 – 3 tries).Sinfield has scored points in sixteen consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final.He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.Last Ten Meetings:Leeds 11, St Helens 10 (SLPSF, 20/9/13)Leeds 22, St Helens 30 (SLR15, 20/5/13)St Helens 12, Leeds 20 (SLR5, 1/3/13)Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11) (at Stobart Stadium, Widnes)Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)Super League Summary:St Helens won 28 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)Leeds won 25 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998, 2005 and 2013 play-offs)Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)All your big match ticket details are here.last_img read more

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Our principal front of home shirt partner is Cash

first_imgOur principal front of home shirt partner is Cash Converters, who extended their partnership for the next three seasons this week.Our right of chest shirt partners are RCL: Roofing Consultants Ltd, with our collar partners again being St.Helens College and University Centre St Helens on the away jersey collar.Sleeve partners on the Adult replica shirts are principal partners Totally Wicked on the right and MyProtein on the left, who have a brand new logo.On the reverse of the shirt, long-term shoulder partners are Hattons Solicitors, with A-Star Recruitment on the lower back. The back of collar features principal partner Totally Wicked once more.On our Junior replica shirts, Team Brit replaces Totally Wicked on the sleeve and shoulders.They are a nominated charity partner of Totally Wicked and are a motorsport team consisting of drivers and members who have suffered from mental and physical disabilities. They include a number of serving and ex-military personnel.Afex are again our front of short and sock partners, whilst Biffa and a new partner to be announced in the coming weeks, are on the rear of the shorts.On our Adult away replica shirt Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer is our main front of shirt partner, continuing Halewood International’s support of the club.And on our Junior replica shirts, Lamb & Watt will feature from the Halewood International stable of brands.Both kits are manufactured by our kit partners O’Neills Sportswear.Saints General Manager, Dave Hutchinson, said: “We are privileged at the club to have such fantastic support from all of our partners and their commitment is truly appreciated.“Sponsorship of our kits each year is vital in helping sustain St.Helens R.F.C., and all that we strive for at the club.“On behalf of all at Saints, I want to say thank you and here’s to a great 2019 for all concerned.”last_img read more

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Teaching assistant says pay change does more harm than good

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Schools need more bus drivers. To get them, the school board voted to get some teaching assistants to be drivers. As a result, they are moving from salary to hourly pay.“I think we deserve to be treated correctly,” Sarah Jane said.- Advertisement – Jane is a teaching assistant at Eaton Elementary. She says months ago, the school board made TA’s hourly employees so they could also drive school buses.“And none of us really understood what the change was going to be. But by the end of May we understood that it was going to change our worlds,” Jane said.At a year round school, instead of making $1500 every month, Jane estimates she will bring home as little as $550 to just over $2000 a month.Related Article: Teacher uses creative ways to engage middle schoolers with math“I can’t pay bills on a regular basis. I can’t get deductions paid. I can’t pay any car loans if I had one. And even worse, the credit union won’t loan me any money because I’m classified as irregular payments. I don’t have a regular paycheck,” Jane said.She says if the pay system doesn’t change, she can’t afford to live here. School board chairman Edward Higgins admits the board did not foresee this affecting year round TA’s.“Because of the way their year operates, it was having a negative impact on them,” Higgins said.And he wants to make things right for them.“We can then decide ‘alright are we going to let TA’s stay on salary or are we going to go hourly.’ Exactly what are we going to do so that nobody is unduly harmed,” Higgins said.Higgins said they are potentially looking at putting the TA’s back on salary or even pushing this system back a whole year.He said they are also looking at maybe making a whole new position, TA and bus driver, and paying a little more or having some other incentive.The board will meet at 7:45 tomorrow morning.last_img read more

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WPD searching for suspects accused of stealing from Target

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police hope you recognize the men and women in the surveillance photos. (Photo: WPD) (Photo: WPD) (Photo: WPD) All the alleged thefts happened over the last few months.No word on what was stolen.If you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3609. Or you can remain anonymous by using Text-a-Tip. 1 of 7 (Photo: WPD) Police say they were all involved in separate larcenies at the Wilmington Target.- Advertisement – (Photo: WPD) (Photo: WPD) (Photo: WPD)last_img read more

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Two facing multiple charges following 3month drug investigation

first_img The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says its Vice and Narcotics Unit began investigating James on suspicion of trafficking heroin in New Hanover County.Undercover officers conducted drug buys from James to learn his patterns and identify stash houses.Following his arrest, detectives served search warrants at four locations — 3519 Frog Pond Place, 7008 Meadowview Avenue, 608 Anderson Street and 503 Nunn Street.Related Article: DA, sheriff ask state to investigate New Hanover Co. Schools’ handling of Kelly allegationsThey seized approximately 200 bags of heroin, 30 grams of crack cocaine and U.S. currency from Nunn Street.Detectives seized approximately 1,000 bags of heroin from Meadowview Avenue.They seized marijuana along with U.S. currency at Frog Pond Place, and marijuana from 608 Anderson Street.James has been convicted of federal drug crimes and is currently on federal probation.Both face multiple felony charges and are being held in the New Hanover County Detention Facility. James’ bond is $6,000,000 and Bannerman’s bond is $805,000. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Two people have been arrested and charged with multiple violations following a three-month drug investigation by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.Latwon James and Shemika Bannerman were arrested July 10.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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False documents land man in jail for 6 months

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> A 29-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail after he was caught trying to leave Malta with false documents.The man was arrested on Friday at the Malta International Airport as he was trying to board a flight for Brussels in Belgium with a fake passport and a fake Italian residency permit.Bessere Sylla pleaded guilty to the accusations brought against in Court on Sunday.Inspector Lara Butters who was leading the prosecution said that there is the need to send out a clear message to all those that make use of false documents as this practice is becoming commonplace.Magistrate Audrey Demicoli sentenced the accused to six months in jail.Marc Mifsud Cutajar appeared as legal aid attorney for the accused.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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Agius Saliba will be a member of the EP Hunting Intergroup

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 Federazzjoni Kaċċaturi Nassaba Konservazzjonisti (FKNK) welcomed the membership of Partit Laburista (PL) MEP Alex Agius Saliba membership in the European Parliament’s intergroup on ‘Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside’, better known as the ‘Hunting Intergroup’.The European Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FACE), which was established in 1977, represents the interests of around 7 million hunters across Europe, making it the largest global body that represents hunters.FKNK has been a FACE member for the past 31 years and is currently holding the vice-presidency for the Mediterranean region within the organisation.The intergroup membership was announced by the same MEP on his Facebook page.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

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Twitter to let users follow live events not just people

first_imgAdvertisement Micro blogging platform, Twitter is to start curating tweets on live events.The social site said it plans major changes to make its real-time news feed more user friendly.Dubbed Project Lightning, the changes will let users follow events instead of just people, and instantly upload photos and videos that can be shared across websites, social news and entertainment website Buzzfeed reported on Thursday. – Advertisement – Editors will curate the most visually appealing and relevant tweets about say, a red-carpet event or shooting, and present them in one place, so that users need not be flooded with every single tweet as it is posted. Twitter’s mobile app will show both pre-scheduled events and breaking news events.Twitter spokeswoman Rachel Millner confirmed the report but declined to comment further.About one billion people have visited the Twitter website, but only 302 million are users.Via Reuterslast_img read more

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Telco Systems Rolls Out New 10GE High Capacity Carrier Ethernet Network for

first_imgAdvertisement Telco Systems has today announced that they have successfully deployed a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network for the Kenya Education Network (KENET) in Kenya.KENET is a not-for-profit telecommunications operator in Kenya supporting the communication needs of the education and research institutions in the country.KENET is designated as the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and provides Internet bandwidth services to member institution campuses. – Advertisement – The new carrier Ethernet network built by Telco Systems for KENET initially provides Internet access and data center interconnectivity to all the universities and research institutes in Kenya.KENET’s new network could eventually be extended to provide connectivity to other educational institutions, including the primary and secondary schools in the country.KENET’s new carrier Ethernet network is managed and orchestrated by Telco Systems’ state-of-the-art EdgeGenie Orchestrator management system, which gives complete control over the service provisioning processes.The new network is also based on Telco Systems’ T-Metro 8001 10GE service aggregation platforms and T-Marc 3348S 10GE demarcation devices, providing KENET with certified CE 2.0 services based on VPLS.The new carrier Ethernet network deployed by Telco Systems replaces KENET’s previously used Layer 3 transport network.This new network provides KENET with greater bandwidth to support more traffic and better serve its education and research institution customers with superior levels of service level agreement (SLA) commitments and improved traffic engineering possibilities.“Telco Systems’ impressive track record of delivering solid and affordable communications networking technology attracted us to working with the company,” said Professor Meoli Kashorda, Executive Director of KENET. “We are confident that Telco Systems and its technology will support our growth plans and contribute to helping us fulfill our mission of providing high quality communications services to all the educational institutions in our country.”“We are looking forward to working with KENET and establishing a long term relationship,” said Ariel Efrati, CEO at Telco Systems. “There is a clear trend of upgrading to 10GE to support growing traffic needs and deliver superior service. Our extensive experience and advanced, cost effective solutions position Telco Systems to support service providers upgrading their networks to 10GE.”last_img read more

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Huawei Will Be Strongly Supported in Building ICT Infrastructure in Rwanda –

first_imgRwanda President H.E. Paul Kagame shakes hands with Senior Vice President of Huawei Ms. Lin Ruiqi after their meeting that was held in Rwanda, Kigali on Tuesday 16th, May 2017. (Photo Courtesy) Advertisement In a meeting held by President Kagame and Senior Vice President of Huawei Ms. Lin Ruiqi in Kigali, the President noted that the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Rwandan government and Huawei is very important and the Rwandan government will strongly support Huawei to implement the MoU referred ICT infrastructure projects as soon as possible, in order to connect the Rwandan people.Ms. Lin Ruiqi said that all the projects under the MoU have been initiated and Huawei will continue to promote the implementation of the projects and help the country to enhance the regional ICT influence.Ending of March this year, Huawei signed an MoU with the government of Rwanda to open all-round cooperation in the ICT industry. According to the MoU, Huawei will help Rwanda in building Regional Data Centers, National Broadband, Smart Grid and Smart Education among other infrastructures to promote Rwanda to become the regional ICT Hub.Senior Vice President of Huawei Ms. Lin Ruiqi shows off a Huawei Story book to the President of Rwanda H.E. Paul Kagame, before she handed it over to him, during a meeting that was held in Rwanda on Tuesday 16th, May 2017. (Photo Courtesy) – Advertisement – Before their meeting, as the chairman of the Smart Africa Board, President; Kagame hosted the 5th Smart African Board Meeting with Huawei attending as the ICT consultant and member.Lin Ruiqi in her speech said, “To explore the way of development in line with Africa’s actual need is particularly important to African countries’ digital transformation. Huawei is willing to share its successful practice in the global ICT field with African countries. With Huawei’s rich experience in local operations and advanced technology, products and services, we would like to help to build a Smart Africa”.Rwanda President H.E. Paul Kagame shakes hands with Senior Vice President of Huawei Ms. Lin Ruiqi after their meeting that was held in Rwanda, Kigali on Tuesday 16th, May 2017. (Photo Courtesy)To discuss the way to accelerate the transformation of Africa, more than 30 African heads of state, heads of government and ministers attended the meeting, including Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou, Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada of Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa Minister of Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services Siyabonga Cwele, Nigeria Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu, and Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru among others.[related-posts]Smart Africa is an innovation coalition initiated by African heads of state, aiming at improving the overall socio-economic development of the African continent by sharing knowledge and experience, providing affordable broadband access and other ICT technologies.last_img read more

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Champions League Quarter Finals – Video Preview

first_imgTrevor Harris is joined by Alex Wheeler our Football Correspondent as they provide an analysis on the upcoming Champions League quarter finals.Bayern Munich are the 1/2 favourites against Juventus at 6/4. Alex is keen on Bayern despite their recent form.Barcelona are the 1/7 favourites against PSG at 4/1. Can Beckham’s side upset the Spanish giants? It will certainly be a difficult game for PSG and also a time for them to measure up against one the greatest sides.last_img

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Our new daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Saturday 7 September2.20 KemptonGodolphin trio all strong2.40 HaydockMontiridge odds against > odds on3.50 Haydock (Sprint Cup)Gordon Lord Byron and Garswood popular (both backed last night)Heeraat 20/1 > 14/14.05 AscotSteventon Star 9/2 > 7/24.25 HaydockMusical Comedy supported5.00 HaydockChief Barker 13/8 > 5/46.50 Leopardstown (Irish Champion Stakes)Al Kazeem (backed as if already won)The Fugue driftingKingsbarns driftinglast_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Saturday

first_img[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.Saturday 4 AprilRACING1.15 Newton AbbotGaelic Ice 9/1 > 4/1 (good ew money)2.10 CorkShahzeena 11/8 > 8/112.50 KemptonLady Dutch 7/2 > 9/43.25 KemptonSecret Art 12/1 > 7/14.20 HaydockHello George 6/1 > 7/2LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE12.45pm BT SPORT5/6 Arsenal 7/2 Liverpool 13/5 DRAW5.30pm SKY2/7 Chelsea 10/1 Stoke City 9/2 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

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£25 CASH Arsenal v Vorskla Poltava

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first_imgShareNEWS RELEASEB.J. Almond713-348-6770balmond@rice.eduSeven elected to Rice Board of Trustees HOUSTON — (June 3, 2013) — The Rice University Board of Trustees has elected six new members with expertise ranging from banking and investments to the airline, energy, product distribution and satellite communication industries. The board also re-elected one current member.New trustees are:* Doyle Arnold, vice chairman and chief financial officer (CFO) of Zions Bancorporation;* Mark Dankberg, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of ViaSat Inc.;* Doug Foshee, chairman, president and CEO of Sallyport Investments LLC;* Jeffery Smisek, chairman, president and CEO of United Continental Holdings Inc.;* B.B. “Ben” Hollingsworth Jr., chairman of BBH Capital;* Guillermo “Memo” Treviño, president of Southern Distributing Co.Re-elected to another four-year term was Randa Duncan Williams, chairman of the board of directors of Enterprise Products Holdings LLC.“Having such a talented group of trustees joining the board, and Randa returning, as I turn the reins over to Bobby Tudor makes me even more optimistic about Rice’s future,” said Jim Crownover, whose second term as chairman of the board ends June 30. “The extensive variety of their business backgrounds will complement the expertise of our current board.”“New people bring new ideas, and I’m excited about working with our recently elected and current board members as we take on the challenges of Rice’s second century,” said Bobby Tudor, who will succeed Crownover as chairman. “We have a remarkable skill set among our trustees, and one thing they have in common is a relentless dedication to Rice University.”Arnold has been CFO of Zions Bancorporation in Salt Lake City since December 2001. Operating 480 full-service banking offices in 10 Western and Southwestern states, Zions is one of the 50 largest banking companies in the U.S. Arnold was formerly group executive vice president for corporate strategy and development at Bank of America Corp. in San Francisco. He served as senior deputy comptroller of the currency and executive assistant to the deputy secretary of the treasury during the Ronald Reagan administration. He is a Rice alum from the Class of 1970 with a B.A. in mathematics and economics.Dankberg, of Encinitas, Calif., co-founded ViaSat in 1986. He received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics International Communications Award in 2008. Dankberg was named “Visionary Executive of the Year” for 2012 by Satellite Research and Markets. ViaSat’s most recent ViaSat-1 satellite is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s highest bandwidth communications satellite and serves home Internet, in-flight WiFi and other applications. Dankberg received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rice in 1976 and 1977, respectively.Foshee established Sallyport Investments in Houston after leaving El Paso Corp., where he served as president and CEO of one of the largest natural gas producers in North America from September 2003 until May 2012. He also served as chairman of El Paso during his last three years there as the company was being acquired by Kinder Morgan. He previously served as chairman of the Houston branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and currently serves as a trustee for the KIPP Academy. He was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2012. Foshee served two four-year terms on the Rice Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2011. He received an MBA from Rice in 1992.Smisek was chairman, president and CEO of Continental Airlines when it merged with United Airlines in 2010 and formed the world’s most comprehensive global route network. He joined Continental in 1995 as senior vice president and general counsel and became president in 2004. In his current position with United Continental Holdings, Smisek leads what Fortune magazine rated the world’s most admired airline in 2012. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Smisek is a former partner of Vinson & Elkins LLP.Hollingsworth has been chairman of BBH Capital since 2007. Before taking on that venture, he led two different Fortune 500, New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. He was a founder of Group 1 Automotive Inc., a leading operator in the automotive retailing industry, and served as chairman, president and CEO for 10 years. He spent two decades with Service Corporation International, North America’s leading provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services and products, and served as president and director of the company for 10 years. Hollingsworth, also a Houstonian, received a B.A. from Rice in 1964 and is currently a member of the Council of Overseers of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business.Treviño is president of Southern Distributing, a beer and soft drink distributor in Laredo, Texas. He currently serves as a director of BBVA Compass and BBVA Compass Bancshares. He formerly served as a director of the San Antonio Branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve and International Bancshares Inc. Treviño has served as president of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, Laredo Development Foundation and the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association. He received a B.A. in English from Rice in 1983.Duncan Williams was elected chairman of the board of Enterprise Products Holdings in February this year and as a director of Enterprise Holdings in November 2010. Enterprise Products Partners LP is a leading North American provider of midstream energy services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, refined products and petrochemicals. Duncan Williams was elected chairman of Enterprise Products Co. in May 2010 after serving as group co-chairman since 1994. She was originally elected a Rice trustee in 2009 and is now serving a second term on the board. She is a Houstonian and received a B.A. in political science and economics from Rice in 1985.“I thank Jim again for his incredible leadership of the board and his generous devotion to Rice,” Rice President David Leebron said. “He has been an extraordinary partner for the last eight years. I look forward to working with Bobby Tudor and Rice’s exemplary board, and I welcome our new trustees.”# # #Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 AddThislast_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Share2Jeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.edu  Gilead Sher named Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security at Rice’s Baker InstituteHOUSTON — (Sept. 25, 2018) – Israeli scholar Gilead Sher has been named the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.GILEAD SHERA practicing attorney, Sher heads the Center for Applied Negotiations, which he founded in 2013, and is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University. Sher was the chief of staff and policy coordinator for Ehud Barak, Israel’s former prime minister and minister of defense. He served as chief and co-chief negotiator from 1999-2001, a tenure that included negotiations at the 2000 Camp David summit and the 2001 Taba talks as well as the 1999 Sharm El-Sheikh Agreement and extensive rounds of covert negotiations.Sher is the third scholar to hold this endowed fellowship, which was officially dedicated by Leah Rabin, wife of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, during a visit to the Baker Institute in 1998. The fellowship was created to focus on peace and security issues in the Middle East and the world. It was made possible by the generous donations of Isaac and Mildred Brochstein and other donors.“I am delighted that Gilead Sher has accepted this prestigious fellowship with the Baker Institute,” said Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of institute. “His firsthand experience in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations as well as his in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of domestic Israeli politics and its impact on Israeli foreign policy options will be an invaluable resource to our Center for the Middle East.”Sher will be a nonresident fellow of the Baker Institute’s Center for the Middle East, which provides policymakers, scholars and the general public with comprehensive analyses of issues, events and trends across this critical region with important implications for U.S. policy and global stability. The center encompasses research programs addressing key policy areas including Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution, the political economy of the Gulf, the role of women in the countries of the region, U.S.-Iranian relations and the role of Islamist movements in the region. The center builds on the Baker Institute’s long engagement with the Middle East and provides support for research, lectures, conferences and affiliations with other experts and organizations confronting policy challenges in the region.-30-Related materials:Sher bio: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/gilead-sherFollow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. last_img read more

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first_img US Share this article Share MACCLESFIELD, N.C. —Authorities in North Carolina say the driver of a school bus that overturned with 19 children on board will face charges.State Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mike Baker said 40-year-old Julianne Bridgers of Pinetops is charged with careless and reckless driving. The patrol says Bridgers told officers she swerved Friday to avoid a deer that ran in front of the bus.Edgecombe County public schools spokeswoman Susan Hoke says the bus was carrying 19 children when it overturned. She said she didn’t know how many required treatment for their injuries or how badly they were hurt.Hoke says the bus was on its way to G.W. Carver Elementary School in Pinetops when it rolled over.WITN reports Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight as saying 15 students were injured. A school bus drives by the Jean De Lafayette Elementary School on March 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The school is one of 50 schools slated to be closed by the city. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) center_img Show Discussion Driver Charged After School Bus Carrying 19 Overturns By The Associated Press December 16, 2016 Updated: December 16, 2016  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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