first_imgMeanwhile, Brett Stegmaier posted a 9-under 63 and Meanwhile, Brett Stegmaier posted a 9-under 63 and grabbed the first-round lead. Stegmaier rolled in several long birdie putts and added a tap-in eagle during his rise to the top of the leaderboard at River Run Country Club in suburban Charlotte. Stegmaier was in the fourth group off the morning tee and his score held up for the remainder of the day, two shots better than Texan Zack Fischer, who opened his afternoon round with a bogey before turning things positive with eight birdies. Argentinas Emiliano Grillo, Chinas Hao Tong Li, Ryan Spears of Wichita and Australian Rhein Gibson share third place at 6-under 66. The 32-year old Stegmaier, who finished tied eighth at last weeks Hotel Fitness Championship, started rolling in birdie putts like they were free on Thursday. He opened the day with a 50-footer on the first hole and followed up with a 20-footer on the next. He then chipped in from 30 feet for birdie on number 14, added another 20-footer at 15 and then a 35-footer at 17 to get to 5-under. Stegmaier closed his first nine holes by cracking a 3-wood to two feet on the par-5, 18th and canned his eagle putt for a 7-under 29. Stegmaier admitted he was thinking about a 59 after the 18th hole. Things did not go as smoothly on the second nine but Stegmaier opened and closed with birdies for his career-best 63 and the lead. Ryan Armour, lefty Eric Axley, Stanfords Andrew Yun (Yoon), North Carolina native Harold Varner III, Steve Marino, Jamie Lovemark and Indianas Chase Wright all posted 5-under 67s to share seventh place. PTI Corr PDS PDSadvertisementlast_img read more

Lenovo to launch Moto Z in India today

first_imgLenovo will finally launch its much-awaited flagship phone of the year, the modular Moto Z, in India today on October 4. The company is holding an event today, in the national capital, where it will launch the phone. Also Read: RIP Moto X, hello Moto Z: How Lenovo is changing Moto phones The Moto Z, which is the spiritual successor of the original Moto X of last year, was first unveiled at Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco, earlier in June. It is a new-age Moto phone replete with top of the line hardware and top of the line premium looks. It is unlike any Moto phone that Motorola (and Lenovo) has ever built.The USP of the Moto Z lies in its all-metal body which comes with 16 magnetic connector pins on the rear. The phone supports a number of modules that Lenovo calls Moto Mods which snap on to its back via the connector pins. Lenovo launched three modules for the Moto Z: one that turns the phone into a pico projector, one that acts as a portable power pack and another that adds an extra JBL stereo speaker to it to begin with. In addition, Lenovo has a whole batch of custom rear skin modules for the Moto Z for those who fancy customisation. Of course, Moto Maker still allows for some more. Sadly, Moto Maker is still not available in India.Only recently, the company also announced a fourth Moto Mod, the Hasselblad true zoom mod that allows for up to 10 X optical zoom on the Moto Z.advertisementThe Moto Z also does not have a 3.5mm audio jack. In fact, Lenovo beat Apple in this regard, chucking out the audio jack well before the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus came along.The Moto Z comes with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display and is powered by a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor clubbed with 4GB RAM and up to 64GB of internal memory which is further expandable via microSD card. The phone supports single SIM, 4G LTE connectivity and a front-facing fingerprint scanner.Also Read: Lenovo Moto Z shows LG & Google the right way to do modular designThe phone sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, OIS and dualLED (dual tone) flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on the front. The phone runs Android Marshmallow and is backed by a 2,600 mAh battery.The Moto Z also has a lesser variant in the Moto Z Play. It is yet to be seen if Lenovo will launch both the phones in India simultaneously. Also, whether or not Lenovo will be bringing all its Moto Mods to India at the same time, is yet to be seen.last_img read more

SEE PICS: Heavily pregnant Kareena looks radiant in her white gown

first_imgKareena Kapoor Khan has turned the idea of a pregnant Bollywood actor on its head. Breaking all norms, a heavily pregnant Bebo proudly flaunts her baby bump at ramps, red carpets and magazine covers. The actor is rocking maternity fashion, from the little black dress to thigh high slits.ALSO READ: Kareena hopes her baby doesn’t inherit THIS trait from SaifALSO READ: Saif Ali Khan to take paternity leave for Kareena Kapoor Khan’s delivery? SEE PICS: Kareena Kapoor Khan is pure royalty as she flaunts her baby bump on the red carpet The Udta Punjab actor, who was recently spotted at this year’s Lux Golden Rose Awards rocking a red off-shoulder gown, sported a gown yet again at a magazine shoot this week. Kareena was spotted recently at Mehboob Studios for a photoshoot, glowing with the radiance of a mommy-to-be. Bebo, who is showing no signs of slowing down even in her third trimester, wore a flowy white gown for the shoot.Unstoppable!Despite being a few weeks away from delivering her baby, the beautiful Kareena was spotted shooting for a magazine?? Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaOnline) November 16, 2016Photo – Kareena Kapoor Khan spotted at a magazine shoot ! Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaK_FC) November 16, 2016The pictures, which have since gone viral, show off her big baby bump perfectly.WATCH:last_img read more

Steve Smith criticises Cricket Australia over pay dispute

first_imgAustralia captain Steve Smith has criticised the arguments of Cricket Australia (CA) in the ongoing pay dispute between the players and the board on the eve of their first match in the Champions Trophy.The CA has argued that it cannot increase the players’ current salaries as more money is needed to fund the game at the grassroots.Smith however, challenged the CA’s statement, asserting that the players have chipped in with significant contributions to the grassroots programmes.”I’m not sure I completely agree with that. If we look back at the last MoU I think players gave back $10 million to grassroots cricket, which is quite significant,” Smith told the media here on Thursday.”We’re right behind (the CA) and what they are trying to do for the players and as partners of the game as well. We fully support them in everything they are doing,” he added.Australia had a poor start to their campaign in the last edition of the Champions Trophy in 2013 when they had lost to England in their first match before crashing out in the group stages.Smith is keen to avoid a repeat this time round and reiterated the importance of focusing on the job at hand and not giving too much thought to the off-field issues.”We are focusing on this tournament. These are the big tournaments and the ones you really want to win,” he said.”So my focus is on that and I’ll let the CA handle everything else.”Every game is crucial and we have got to be at our best from ball one,” he added.advertisementSmith also hinted at pace being his primary weapon in Australia’s opening match against New Zealand which comes as no surprise considering the quality of resources at his disposal.Although Smith stated that the playing XI would not be settled until the final training session, there is a chance that the four pronged pace battery of Australia comprising Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and Josh Hazlewood could be seen in action together for the first time.The only selection dilemma in an otherwise settled batting line up is who amongst Glenn Maxwell and Chris Lynn will get the nod to fulfil the finisher’s role.”If it is good batting and the sun is out hopefully we can put a bit of pressure on those guys and try and play the way we did in Australia,” Smith said.Although Australia have won nine out of their last 10 encounters against their trans Tasmanian rivals, Smith feels that it will be naive to take the Black Caps lightly considering the resurgence in the fortunes of the team in the past three to four years.The Australian players will be playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after a significant gap, having played four Test matches in India before taking part in the Indian Premier League (IPL).Smith asserted that his teammates will have to adjust fast to the demands of the 50-over version of the game as well as to the conditions in England as they try to win the Champions Trophy for a record third time.”It takes a little bit of time. You just have to realise 50 overs are a lot more than 20 and you can reign things back,” he said of the adjustment to ODI cricket.”It has taken a few guys a little bit of time just to bring their games back down a level and not try and overhit the ball, particularly here in England where the outfield is so fast.”last_img read more

20 days agoBen Chilwell hails spirit inside Leicester squad

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ben Chilwell hails spirit inside Leicester squadby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City fullback Ben Chilwell has hailed the spirit inside the current squad.Leicester are going well, sitting third after their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle United.“We’re very confident, especially off the back of 5-0 win against Newcastle and the five great goals that we scored,” Chilwell told the Foxes’ official website.”The confidence is very high in the club, the training is very good.“We’ve made sure that we’ve trained very hard. Just because we’ve won 5-0, we’ve not relaxed.”The manager (Brendan Rodgers) came in the changing room after Newcastle and while he was very happy, he doesn’t show it with us.” last_img read more

Boskalis, Partner Eligible for Baltic Ace Salvage Job

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The Dutch Department of Public Works has reported intention to award Boskalis and its partner Mammoet Salvage with salvage contract for the Baltic Ace car carrier wreck.The wreck and its cargo need to be removed because they pose a threat to the environment and to shipping on the busy route towards the Port of Rotterdam. The Department of Public Works expects the definitive signing of the contract in the second half of March 2014. Execution of the project is expected to commence in the course of 2014 and will be completed before the end of 2015.The activities include the removal of the entire wreck, its cargo and 540,000 liters of fuel oil for which a diving support vessel, tugs, barges and sheerlegs will be deployed as well as equipment from SMIT joint venture Asian Lift and Boskalis subsidiary Dockwise. Specialist salvage equipment will also be deployed.More information about the project will be available after the signing of the contract. Print  Close Boskalis, February 20, 2014; Image: Mammoet Salvagelast_img read more

Sharenting may put childs safety at risk

first_imgSharenting – a parent’s habitual use of social media to share news and images about their children – puts the child’s online privacy and, potentially, safety at risk, warn researchers. The researchers found evidence that women’s feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media. Those posts sometimes include their children’s personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs, showed the findings published online in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing. The women who participated in the research articulated a variety of risk factors for vulnerability – a changing body, a changing view of self, new responsibilities associated with motherhood, demands of nursing, exhaustion, and issues such as postpartum depression or anxiety. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children’s online privacy from commercial entities.last_img read more

Teen arrested on abuse charge

A teen has been arrested for sexually abusing a 9 year old boy in Kobeigane in the Kurunegala District, the police media unit said today.The 19 year old youth had been arrested after a complaint was lodged with the police saying he had sexually abused the boy. According to the police the 9 year old boy had been abused last evening near an open field.Further investigations are underway.

Canadian rightwing party chief Bernier invited to election debates

OTTAWA — Canada’s Maxime Bernier, leader of the right-wing Peoples Party of Canada (PPC), will participate in two official election debates next month after initially being told he was not invited, the debate organizers said on Monday.The body that has organized the debates for Oct. 7 and Oct. 10, the first in English and the second in French, last month said Bernier would not be invited because he could not prove his party could win more than one seat in parliament in Canada’s Oct. 21 election.“Based on recent polling data, (the PPC) has achieved a reasonable chance of success in more than one riding,” Debates Commissioner David Johnston said in a statement explaining his decision to extend Bernier an invitation.Bernier, 56, created the PPC a year ago after losing a bid to become leader of the Conservative Party.“I am obviously very happy with the decision of the Debates Commission to invite us,” Bernier said in a video clip posted to Twitter. “We offer a real alternative, a different alternative, with policies based on reforms we need for a freer and richer country.”Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Though welcome news for Bernier, the PPC leader’s inclusion could be a blow to the Conservative Party, which draws from a similar pool of voters.The PPC has fielded candidates across Canada, but national polls currently have it picking up less than 5% of the vote. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is leading Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by a whisker, 34.4% to 34.0% nationally, according to a Nanos Research poll.Bernier has cast the PPC as a radically different choice from most Canadian parties. He is the only leader of a national party who says climate change is not caused by human activity, and he is proposing dramatic cuts to immigration levels. (Additional reporting by David Ljunggren; Reporting by Steve Scherer) read more

Hasbro says 4Q revenue didnt meet expectations to cut about 10 per

Hasbro says 4Q revenue didn’t meet expectations; to cut about 10 per cent of workforce by Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press Posted Jan 25, 2013 6:37 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Toy maker Hasbro said Friday that its fourth-quarter revenue failed to meet expectations because of weaker-than-expected demand over the holidays. It plans to cut about 10 per cent of its workforce and consolidate facilities to reduce expenses.The stock dropped 3 per cent Friday.Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro, whose brands include Monopoly and Nerf, has about 5,500 employees worldwide. A 10 per cent workforce cut would put about 550 people out of work.While Hasbro said consumer demand was softer than it expected over the holidays, the season was expected to be tough. This was in part because retailers were ordering inventory more cautiously.In addition, stores such as Wal-Mart, Kmart and Toys R Us beefed up their layaway and reservation services to encourage shoppers to buy toys early in the season, which meant items may have been scarce later on.The November and December holiday selling period is critical for toy makers because it can make up as much as 40 per cent of their annual revenue.Spokesman Wayne Charness said that the job cuts will all be this year and will occur globally, with no particular business groups targeted. He said that the facility consolidations could result in some closures but was not specific about which plants would be affected other than to say no closures were planned In Rhode Island or Massachusetts in 2013. Hasbro has offices in 40 countries worldwide.CEO Brian Goldner said in a statement that Hasbro created a plan during its fourth quarter to deliver $100 million in annual cost savings by 2015.The company expects charges of about $37 million in 2012 and an additional $20 million to $30 million in estimated charges in 2013 related to its cost-cutting efforts.Hasbro Inc. anticipates fourth-quarter revenue of about $1.28 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet predicted revenue of $1.4 billion. Unfavourable foreign currency exchange rates lowered results by $8 million.Goldner said that demand over much of the holiday season was weaker than expected in the U.S. and some international markets.For 2012, Hasbro expects adjusted earnings between $2.89 and $2.91 per share on revenue of approximately $4.09 billion. Unfavourable foreign currency exchange rates lowered revenue by $99 million.Wall Street forecast earnings of $2.84 per share on revenue of $4.2 billion.The company will report its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results on Feb. 7.Its stock fell $1.14, or 3 per cent, to close at $37.31 Friday. Its shares have traded in a 52-week range of $32 to $39.98. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is too big to have a demo

first_imgThe video above gives an interesting interview with Craig Lafferty, lead producer working on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at Bethesda.During the interview we get to see a load of in-game footage and a bunch of information from Lafferty about how the game is being developed and what we should expect to be playing come November. However, there is one negative he brings up around the 4m40s mark: we won’t be getting a demo of Skyrim to play, ever.AdChoices广告Those who loved previous Elder Scrolls games will probably scoff knowing their pre-order is already logged with their games retailer of choice. But for gamers new to the series, a demo really helps when considering putting down $60 on an unknown title.In this case though, we can forgive Bethesda for not supplying one. The reason Lafferty gives for there being no demo is purely down to the sheer size and complexity of the game. To ship a demo would mean gigabytes of data being uploaded by them and then downloaded to PSN, Xbox Live, and on their own web servers for PC games. It’s just too big to make it feasible. On the flip side, that size will most likely translate into many hours lost exploring in the massive Skyrim world.So while big downloads of demos or otherwise are not going to happen, Lafferty has confirmed there will be DLC. In fact, he states in the interview that he doesn’t want to talk too much about what they left out of the game as that content usually appears later. That to me hints at multiple DLC packs with some worthwhile content and features unlocked at a later date.Even though there’s no demo, we are bound to see a lot of HD gameplay footage appearing from Bethesda over the coming months. The official release date is set as 11.11.11 and you can already pre-order your copy.via Gameplanetlast_img read more

Alerte météo orange Météo France continue ce matin de placer le département

first_imgAlerte météo orange : Météo France continue ce matin de placer le département de l’Aube sous surveillance Ce matin, et ce jusqu’à jeudi dans la matinée, Météo France fait le choix de maintenir sa vigilance orange dans le département de l’Aube après que d’importantes crues soient parvenues à faire déborder la Seine de son lit. Les pluies qui devraient continuer à s’abattre toute la journée dans le secteur de Troyes ne devraient toutefois pas trop aggraver la situation actuelle.Placés dès hier en vigilance orange par Météo France, les départements de la Marne (51), de la Haute-Marne (52), de l’Yonne (89) et de l’Aube (10) ont fait ces dernières heures l’objet d’une surveillance accrue après que de fortes pluies se soient abattues dans la région Champagne-Ardenne en provoquant le débordement de la Seine à certains endroits. Quelques heures après avoir été placés en vigilance orange crues, les trois départements de la Marne, de l’Yonne et de la Haute-Marne ont toutefois vu ce matin leur surveillance être levée. Seul l’Aube à la carte de 10 heures de Météo France faisait toujours ce mercredi 8 mai 2013 l’objet d’une vigilance orange.Hier le débit de la Seine à l’entrée de Troyes était arrivé en début de matinée à 155 m3/s avant de passer à 170 m3/s à midi pour finir encore par augmenter en soirée à 190 m3/s. Si les pluies qui vont s’abattre aujourd’hui dans le secteur ne devraient pas trop aggraver la situation déjà en cours, Météo France a cependant choisi de maintenir son alerte toute la journée ainsi que toute la nuit. “Le pic de crue attendu dans la nuit n’est pas arrivé, la situation n’a pas évolué depuis hier et la Seine, qui a légèrement monté, est restée dans son lit”, a-t-on indiqué mercredi matin à la cellule de crise de la préfecture de l’Aube. La plus grande prudence reste toutefois recommandée lors des déplacements.Le 8 mai 2013 à 10:22 • Guichaoua Virginielast_img read more

Simple Geeks Guide to Blocking People

first_imgStay on target The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services Oh, what a glorious time to be alive! Social media has allowed us to get into horrible, typo–inducing, name calling, yelling at the screen, typing arguments with people we’ve never even met before. And it’s given us the magnificent ability to stay in touch with those people from high school who justify racist/homophobic/xenophobic/anti-science posts with explanations like, “I know I’m right because that’s just how I feel.” Who knew our utopian idea of the “information superhighway” would become more like a Walmart parking lot where your uncle gets too drunk and yells misogynistic things?Luckily you don’t have to tolerate this kind of hate if you don’t want to which is why I’m present the following guide on how to block those people from your life.FacebookThis is really where a lot of the nastiest stuff goes down. I mean, there are just so many jackasses out there! On FB you have a few options. When someone posts something, you can click on the little down arrow looking thing in the top right corner of their post. There it gives you a few options, one of them being to unfollow said person. This makes it so that you’re still FB friends, but none of their crap will come up in your feed. Pretty 100!But that might not be enough because they can still see your stuff and message you. So the next step is to block their ass. To do this go to the little downward arrow that’s next to the question mark in the top right corner of any FB page. Then click on settings. Then on the left side click on the thing that says “blocking” and it will give you all the blocking options available. You’d be surprised how many there are!TwitterTwitter is another place where shit weevils come out of the woodworks to harass you. Luckily blocking them is super easy. Just go to their twitter page and find the “Follow” button on the right-hand side. Next to that are three little vertical dots. Click on that, then click the block option and poof! stupid alt-right Nazi nitwit can’t see that you called him a ******.EmailSince most everyone is using Gmail, I’m just gonna explain it with that ( I still love you!). Blocking someone on email is super easy. Just open the message they sent you (containing the most unfortunate looking *insert eggplant emoji* pic in the world) then find the little down arrow in the top-right corner, and click “Block Stuart” or whoever’s name is in there.PhoneEveryone has had at least one ex who send really insane things for months after you break up. It’s painful, heartbreaking, and sometimes just terrifying. So block that jerk!On an iPhone just go to their entry in your phonebook and scroll to the bottom. See that “Block this Caller” button? Push it.On Android, go to the recent calls list, find the dope’s number and hit “Block.” Same goes for the messages they send you.Congrats on now having way less negativity in your life. This is your moment of zen!last_img read more

Health officials warn about heatrelated illness

first_imgTake heed, Clark County, it’s about to get hot. And with the record-breaking temperatures, health officials worry there will be an increase in heat-related illnesses.“This is going to be extreme, maybe hotter than anyone here has seen before,” said Dr. Andrew Shepard, emergency department medical director at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.The good news is that heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, can be prevented if people take a few precautions, know the signs of illness and watch out for each other.“People should be not only aware of themselves, but if they know of anyone that does not have air conditioning, if they’re elderly or have multiple medical problems, they’re at increased risk for having problems,” Shepard said.In addition to the elderly, young people are vulnerable to heat illness, as well.Heat illness ranges from mild dehydration and heat cramps to heat stroke.Heat cramps are involuntary muscle spasms, often caused by loss of fluids and electrolytes. Heat cramps can be resolved by resting and cooling down, drinking a sports drink with electrolytes and stretching the affected muscles, according to the Mayo Clinic.last_img read more

US Coast Guard joins search for missing cruise passenger

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Nov 2015 – The US Coast Guard was summoned from its base in The Bahamas to assist in the search for a Brazilian tourist who reportedly fell from a Royal Caribbean Cruise liner around 1am Friday. The 35 year old man was said, by ABC News, to have jumped from the seventh story of the Oasis of the Seas. He first landed in a life raft and then fell into the waters about 17 miles off Turks and Caicos, in nearby Bahamas. Recommended for you Illegal boat voyage to TCI deadly for 60 Haitians Related Items:cruise ship, oasis of the sea, US coast guardlast_img read more

San Diego City Council Votes to Limit and Regulate ShortTerm Vacation Rentals

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez, Sampson Ochotorena San Diego City Council Votes to Limit and Regulate Short-Term Vacation Rentals Ashlie Rodriguez, Sampson Ochotorena, 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After years of heated debate, the San Diego City Council established new rules and regulations Monday regarding short term vacation rentals. The council voted 6-3 in favor of a plan that limits how many homes you can put on websites such as AirBnB.By passing the plan, council created the City’s first license-based system to manage short-term rentals. A homeowner who chooses to rent out their home will only be given one license, because the new rules mean homeowners can only rent out their primary home, or, the home they live in. They can apply for one additional license for a dwelling unit on the same parcel as the their primary residence. This means people who buy homes with the intent to rent them out for short-term vacation rentals will no longer be able to do so.Council is also charging cost-recoverable fees to administer licenses and enforce code violations; establish a “Good Neighbor” policy to preserve neighborhood quality of life; hire additional staff to respond to complaints about nuisance properties; and implement a per-night fee that would generate funding for affordable housing projects.“We allowed people to rent out a room in their house on an unlimited basis to make ends meet,” said District 1 Councilmember Barbara Bry. “We allowed them to rent out their whole house on a short-term basis up to six times a year. What we did as we have prevented investors from buying up homes in single family neighborhoods and turning them into mini-hotels.”She and Councilmember Lori Zapf argue neighborhoods are filling with strangers, and San Diego is losing its sense of community. They also say the uptick in investment properties mean there are fewer homes on the market for San Diego resident who actually need to live here full time, and the housing shortage makes the rent go higher for residents as well.The only members of council to vote against the amended plan was Chris Cate, David Alvarez and Scott Sherman, who argued the property rights of residents were being violated by the new rules. He argues council’s new rules just stole many residents’ means of income. Sherman, who represents District 7 believes the issue will go to court.“People’s complaints are noise, people staying up late,” Sherman said. “I’ve got month-to-month renters that are keeping people awake, people who own who are keeping people awake. So what are they going to do next, ban month-to-month renters? Where does the government stop telling everyone else what to do with their lives?”Council estimates it will take one year to get the new system up and running and enforce these new rules.All hosts are required to:Register with or be licensed annually by the CitySecure a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) certificatePay TOT and the Affordable Housing Impact fees monthlyObtain a Neighborhood Use Permit for dwellings with four or more bedroomsAdvertise a STRO license number on all advertisementsComply with “Good Neighbor” policy, including posting local contact information on propertyCollect and maintain detailed records on each STRO transaction for a period of three yearsAll platforms are required to:Provide notice of the STRO and TOT requirements to each host prior to their listingCollect TOT and Affordable Housing Impact fees at the same time rent is collectedEnsure only licensed or registered hosts are using the booking service on the hosting platformCollect and maintain detailed records on each STRO transaction for a period of three yearsENFORCEMENT, COMPLIANCE AND NEW ONLINE TOOL FOR COMPLAINTSMayor Faulconer is committed to active enforcement to ensure hosts, guests and online platforms for short-term rentals are in compliance with the new regulations. That includes a new team of police and code enforcement officers to work evenings and weekends to address code complaints; the creation of a license and registration system that interfaces with City databases; and a new complaint hotline or mobile application for residents to report violations.Enforcement is based on an inter-departmental strategy that includes the Code Enforcement Division, the City Treasurer’s Office, the City Attorney’s Office and the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).The enforcement program will:Maintain a database of all licensed or registered STRO locations within the City Treasurer’s Office that will provide information to the SDPD.Issue notices of violations, administrative citations, fines and revocation of licenses.Create a STRO Code Enforcement, SDPD and City Attorney team for proactive enforcement in the areas with most frequent violations. The team will work evenings and weekends to target disturbances.Monitor websites to ensure hosts are paying TOT; violators will be reported to the City Attorney.Receive complaint calls 24-hours per day, seven days per week; an online portal will be created to report violations.First notice of violation is considered a “warning”Second notice of violation may result in citationThird notice of violation within 12-month period may result in revocation of STRO permitSUPPORTING AFFORDABLE HOUSINGThe proposal also includes a new Affordable Housing Impact Fee of $2.73 (home share) to $3.96 (whole home) per rental night, paid for by hosts. Implementation of the fee is expected to generate funding for the Affordable Housing Fund, which is administered by the San Diego Housing Commission and is used to pay for affordable housing-related projects. Posted: July 17, 2018 UPDATE: (5:00 PM 7/17/18) – Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke out after the City Council voted against his short-term rental property plan. center_img Updated: 6:53 PM 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 July 17, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Khaleda nomination rejection part of govts blueprint

first_imgLogo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination papers have been cancelled as part of government blueprint to hold a lopsided election, reports UNB.”We think it’s an ill-motivated decision. Our leader’s (Khaleda Zia) nomination papers have been rejected as part of government a master plan and a blueprint to keep her away from the election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Addressing a press conference at the BNP Naya Paltan office, he also alleged their party’s some other popular candidates’ nomination papers have also been annulled as the government is trying to hold a unilateral election and stay in power by force.The Bangladesh Election Commission on Sunday trashed Khaleda’s all the three nomination papers filed for contesting the polls from Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 seats for her conviction in two graft cases.However, the party has alternative candidates in Feni-1 and Bagura-6 seats while it has no candidates in Bagura-6 constituency.Rizvi said the government is not willing to hold a credible election as it is desperate to retain power by any means.He, however, warned that voters will go to polling stations on 30 December braving all the obstacles to ensure the fall of the current ‘autocratic’ regime.The BNP leader said though the ruling party leaders and candidates are violating the election code of conduct, the election commission is not taking any action against them.”It seems the election commission has turned blind while the chief election commissioner and some other commissioners engaged themselves in works to help the government,” he observed.Rizvi said the government has established its control over the EC, police and civil administrations like a ghost to manipulate the election results in its favour.last_img read more

Modi govt is playing with lives of Indian fishermen NDA ally MDMK

first_imgSlamming the NDA government on fishermen issue, BJP ally MDMK on Tuesday said it is ‘playing with the lives of Indian fishermen’ and its UPA-like approach towards Sri Lanka had emboldened Colombo to treat them (fishermen) with disdain. Alleging that Modi government was ‘playing’ with the lives of Indian fishermen, MDMK founder Vaiko said, ‘I ask the Modi government…why are you insisting with defence ties with Sri Lanka even after this…the lives of Tamil fishermen should not be taken lightly. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIIf the NDA follows the UPA policy on Sri Lanka, the Tamil youth will not tolerate that.’The statement comes in the backdrop of five Indian fishermen being awarded death penalty by a Sri Lankan court for drug-trafficking last week.Slamming the centre on ties with Colombo, from inviting its president Mahinda Rajapaksa for Modi’s swearing-in to the continued defence ties, Vaiko said despite these, Chinese naval ships had recently berthed in Sri Lankan waters, which he said was a direct threat for Tamil Nadu. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: Kovind‘Such an approach by the Modi government towards Sri Lanka was a reason for the five fishermen being awarded death penalty as Rajapaksa controlled his country’s judiciary,’ he told reporters after spearheading a protest here against the court verdict.He warned that the centre may have to face the consequences of such an approach towards Sri Lanka. Vaiko had been critical of UPA government’s ‘friendly’ relations with Sri Lanka, including maintaining defence ties, and had accused it of aiding Colombo in its pursuit against the rebel LTTE, with the last leg of hostilities in 2009 witnessing heavy civilian casualties when Rajapaksa was president.last_img read more

What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Leach, 35, is a 12-year league veteran who has held downthelong-snapping job with the Cardinals since 2009. Leachwillreceive a new three-year deal. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation The Arizona Cardinals continued to re-sign more of theirownfree agents, according to Darren Urban back long snapper Mike Leach (3-year contract) andLB/special teamer Reggie Walker (2-year contract).— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) March 26,2012 Top Stories Walker, a reserve linebacker who was an undrafted freeagentout of Kansas State in 2009, played in all 16 games lastseason,primarily as a special teams member. Walker registered 16special teams tackles. He’ll receive a 2-year contract. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

Rep Runestads bills require citizenship for scholarships housing

first_img21Jul Rep. Runestad’s bills require citizenship for scholarships, housing Categories: News,Runestad News Bill package limits benefits for illegal residentsState Rep. Jim Runestad recently introduced legislation that prevents illegal residents in Michigan from eligibility for scholarships involving state funds and housing assistance through a state agency.Runestad, of White Lake, said only legal United States citizens should be eligible to receive financial aid through the Michigan Promise Grant. His other bill limits housing aid and loans through the Michigan State Housing Development Agency (MSHDA) to legal American citizens.“To hand out taxpayer-funded benefits to people who are not American citizens is simply a travesty, and we should take action now to prevent it from occurring,” Runestad said. “Hard-working people who are citizens deserve a hand up when they need housing or giving their children a chance to obtain a college education through state-funded scholarship grants. Those opportunities should not be afforded to people illegally living in the United States.”The bills were referred to the House Appropriations Committee.“I welcome people who go through proper channels to gain citizenship to their adopted home, and commend them for making good decisions,” Runestad said. “But people who fail to gain citizenship or are living in America on expired visas should not be entitled to state-funded benefits.”#####The bills are House Bills 4829-4834last_img read more