• Redecking Will Extend Life of Macdonald Bridge

    first_imgA major infrastructure project will extend the life of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge, ensuring an important piece of Nova Scotia’s road network will be in place for decades to come. “Anyone who travels between Halifax and Dartmouth knows how important the Macdonald bridge is to their commute. This project will ensure the bridge continues to serve travellers and our region well into the future,” said Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald, minister responsible for the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission. “Investments in public infrastructure contribute to a growing economy and ensure we are well-positioned for the significant opportunities on the horizon.” The province and the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission have a loan agreement to a maximum of $200 million. This capital project is being financed through the general revenue fund and will have no impact on the province’s net debt. Like past projects funded through provincial loan agreements, the commission will repay the loan to the province. “Nova Scotians want to know we are getting the best value for our dollar. And this financing arrangement will result in significant savings for bridge users,” said Ms. MacDonald. Beginning in 2015, the bridge road deck, floor beams, stiffening trusses and suspender ropes will be replaced. This will extend the life of the 60-year-old span and reduce future maintenance. “This is the largest project we have undertaken since the MacKay bridge was built over 40 years ago,” said Steve Snider, general manager and CEO for the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission. “It is only the second time the suspended spans of a suspension bridge will be replaced overnight with traffic operating during the day. It’s an exciting project to undertake and it will attract world-wide attention.” Engineering work and other planning began in 2010. A number of local firms have been contracted for the work, and HDBC has held information sessions so local companies can better understand project requirements and how they can take advantage. Bid criteria will focus on best value, as well as economic, workforce and other benefits to Nova Scotia. For more information about the Macdonald bridge re-decking project, visit www.hdbc.ca .last_img read more

  • Why PSA against Abdullah now because Vaiko filed petition in SC asks

    first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday hit out at the BJP over the detention of Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act and questioned whether the step was prompted by MDMK chief Vaiko’s plea in the Supreme Court seeking a directive that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister be produced before it. Abdullah has now been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), which enables authorities to detain any individual for two years without trial. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The 81-year-old patron of the National Conference has been under house arrest since August 5 when the Centre announced abrogation of the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into Union territories. “Now PSA (43 days later).Earlier BJP said 92% of people in J&K welcome dilution of Article 370; that normalcy prevails. Then Amit Shah in Parliament: Farooq Abdullah neither detained nor arrested,” Sibal said in a tweet. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “If no danger to public safety then, why now? Because Vaiko filed petition?” he said. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to respond to Vaiko’s plea seeking that the former J&K chief minister be produced before the court. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer issued notice to the Centre and the state, and fixed Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko’s plea for hearing on September 30.last_img read more

  • Canadas spring floods by the numbers

    first_imgOTTAWA — Flooding has forced thousands of residents from their homes in communities across the country as spring brings severe flooding. Here are some numbers from Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, where water has risen to historic levels.6,425: Homes flooded in Quebec, with a further 3,508 surrounded by water9,523: People evacuated in Quebec21: Homes in Ottawa that have voluntarily been evacuated80: Roads closed in New Brunswick2,000: Canadian Armed Forces troops now deployed to flood zones in Canada, half of whom are in Quebec1,500: Troops authorized to be sent to Ontario to help with flooding600: Troops in Ottawa alone50: Centimetres the Ottawa River is forecast to be above 2017 flood levels, which were then a record, when the river crests mid-week2: Per cent chance Ottawa had this year of seeing these levels1 million: Sandbags prepared in the national capital$1.9 billion: Insured damages from severe weather in Canada in 2018, the fourth-highest amount on record, according to the Insurance Bureau of CanadaThe Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Bharti Airtel promoters, GIC set to subscribe half of Rs 32K cr rights issue

    first_imgNew Delhi: Promoters of Bharti Airtel along with Singapore government’s investment arm GIC Private Ltd will subscribe to over half of the proposed Rs 32,000 crore rights issue in a bid to infuse funds in the company. “The entire rights entitlement of promoter and promoter group of approximately Rs 167,857 million (Rs 16,785.7 crore) will be subscribed by them and GIC,” Bharti Airtel said in a statement Thursday. The statement further added that the promoter and promoter group will subscribe to Rs 117,857 million (Rs 11,785.7 crore) and GIC will subscribe to Rs 50,000 million (or Rs 5,000 crore) by way of renouncement in their favour. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepOne of the promoters Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) said it will infuse Rs 3,750 crore in Bharti Airtel by subscribing to the proposed Rs 25,000 crore rights issue of the company. Singtel announced that “it will subscribe to 170 million new shares in the Rs 250 billion rights issue by regional associate Bharti Airtel (Airtel) at an issue price of Rs 220 per share, for a total consideration of Rs 37.5 billion (approximately USD 525 million), representing the rights entitlement for its direct stake of 15 per cent”. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsWith this rights issue subscription, Singtel’s effective interest in Airtel will be 35.2 per cent and the company will continue to be the single largest shareholder in Airtel. The board of Bharti Airtel approved the rights issue to raise up to Rs 25,000 crore through the issuance of fully paid up shares at a price of Rs 220 per share and to raise an additional Rs 7,000 crore via the foreign currency perpetual bond issue. GIC has confirmed to subscribe to this renounced entitlement on behalf of Government of Singapore and Monetary Authority of Singapore. “The promoter and promoter group also reserves the right to subscribe either itself or through investors for additional shares in the Issue, including in the event of under-subscription by public, in accordance with the applicable laws,” the statement said. Airtel is in the process of appointing banks to execute this. “The rights issue reiterates the confidence of our shareholders in the competitive strength and sound business strategy of Airtel. It shall further strengthen our balance sheet with desired financial flexibility so as to meet future opportunities, particularly in the rapidly transforming Indian mobile market,” Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO (India & South Asia) – Bharti Airtel said. He said the fresh capital infusion will help the company to continue investments in future rollouts to build large network capacity and create content and technology partnerships to ensure the best customer experience.last_img read more

  • Refugees smuggling racket busted in Chennai

    Ramesh and Mohan came to Tamil Nadu as refugees in 1997. They were staying outside the camp, raised money and bought a ferry for 31 lakh and kept it on Yanam coast. They planned to set sail on July 5. They ordered 13 plastic tanks to take water and enrolled 50 refugees and collected money from them. Chennai Police busted a human trafficking racket and arrested two Sri Lankan Tamils for collecting money from refugees staying in camps in the state promising to take them to Australia through illegal ferries. Police also seized a satellite phone from them.Acting on a tip-off, ‘Q’ branch police picked up Ramesh alias Ramachandran (38) and Gandhi Mohan (40) from Red Hills. Inquiries revealed that Ramesh and Mohan, who hail from Trincomalee in Sri Lanka, were planning to leave to Christmas Island, a part of Australia, by a ferry from Yanam, off Andhra Pradesh coast. “We got the tip-off from a refugee staying in a camp. We went to the hideout and nabbed the duo who were preparing for the journey. The two had collected 1.5 lakh from each refugee. Some others had given them 50,000 as advance,” a senior police officer said. The ferry carrying 40-50 people would reach the island after a 15-day journey. Once they enter Australian waters and are captured, they are taken to a refugee camp. (Times of India) read more

  • Husky Energy pleads guilty over oil pipeline leak into North Saskatchewan River

    LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. — Husky Energy has pleaded guilty in a pipeline leak that sent oil spilling into a major river and fouled the source of drinking water for thousands of people.The spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July 2016 forced the cities of North Battleford, Prince Albert and Melfort to shut off their water intakes for almost two months.Calgary-based Husky entered guilty pleas on one provincial and two federal environmental charges in provincial court in Lloydminster, Sask. Husky Energy cuts long-term spending to boost cash flow, shareholder returns Why Husky’s inability to clinch the MEG deal is a negative for its stock After 80 years, Husky Energy mulls putting its gas stations and Prince George refinery on the block The two federal charges under the Fisheries Act and the Migratory Birds Convention Act relate to the deposit of a harmful substance into water frequented by fish and birds.The provincial conviction is for “allowing the discharge of a substance … into the environment” causing an adverse effect.The federal Crown withdrew seven other charges.About 40 per cent of 225,000 litres of diluted heavy oil from Husky’s pipeline near Maidstone in west-central Saskatchewan made it into the river.It caused an oil plume that flowed hundreds of kilometres downstream.The charges were announced in May 2018 after a 19-month joint federal-provincial investigation.Husky had already apologized for the spill and said it accepted full responsibility. The company said the pipeline buckled and leaked because of ground movement.The pipeline was allowed to restart in October 2016 after being repaired and inspected.The company pegged the cleanup cost at more than $107 million. Husky said more than 90 per cent of the oil was recovered.A victim impact statement filed Wednesday by three Indigenous communities in the area said the cleanup wasn’t good enough.Chief Wayne Semaganis spoke on behalf of his Little Pine First Nation and also for the Sweetgrass and Red Pheasant bands.He said birds, wildlife and fish such as walleye and northern pike still suffer the effects of the oil contamination. As a result, the First Nations have lost traditional use of their land.“We no longer fish in the river. We no longer trap on or near reserve lands. We no longer farm on or near reserve lands,” he said.“We no longer drink water drawn from reserve lands. In fact, many will only drink bottled water.” Semaganis said the Indigenous communities are still feeling the impact of the spill and residents remain anxious, fearful and psychologically stressed.“We are absolutely clear about two facts … the cleanup of the contamination is inadequate and incomplete.”The cities of North Battleford and Prince Albert also filed victim impact states with the court.Prince Albert’s statement, read out by the Crown, said the spill caused significant disruption and stress for many parties and considerable losses to individuals and businesses.Spray parks were closed at the peak of the summer holidays. Laundry mats were shut down. Car washes couldn’t operate and businesses had to close.“The city was forced to implement its emergency operations centre.” said the statement ready by provincial prosecutor Matthew Miazga.In addition, the city had to add temporary lines to two nearby rivers for drinking water.Judge Lorna Dyck was expected to sentence Husky later Wednesday. read more

  • Trimit iPhone app summarizes text for easy social networking

    first_imgA quick search for “Trimit” will give you a male grooming product at Amazon. The next result in the search will give you an iPhone app that lets you succinctly summarize content on your mobile device. Recently released in the iTunes App Store for 99 cents, Trimit takes large amounts of text and automatically shortens it for you to use in a variety of social network apps like Twitter and Facebook.For Twitter, with its 140-character maximum, this comes in especially handy. You can either paste in text or import it with a URL. Once it’s in the editing window, you can shorten it for Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, email, or SMS by simply shaking your phone. You can also download the summary as a .txt file for later use and it can be synced with a computer.If you’re worried about your text becoming indecipherable, you can rest assured. The app uses a special algorithm to decipher which words and letters are important and shouldn’t be changed. It looks for proper nouns, dates, facts and figures, and places. You can also choose to turn off/on the option to exclude vowels and abbreviations. Of course, there’s an option for URL shortening, and also for acronyms.Sure, Trimit could be useful for shortening a text message you want to keep down to just one message instead of three, or for getting that tweet down from 300 to 140 characters. However, it can also be practical for figuring out the important parts of a longer article. Trimit supposedly will suck out the important content and put it in a neat little package for you so you don’t have to read that entire five-page article to know what’s going on.As of now, the app is only available for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and requires iOS 3.0 or later. Watch the video below for more info.More at Trimit, via Fail Bloglast_img read more

  • Vancouver council says keep power lines out of city

    first_imgThe Vancouver City Council approved a resolution Monday night letting the Bonneville Power Administration know they’d appreciate it if the federal agency would keep its proposed high-voltage power lines out of the urban area.Of the proposed routes through Clark County for a new 500,000-kilovolt line, the city’s resolution states at least two lie within the city limits, and more are in the growth area, according to the resolution.In the three-page document, the city acknowledges the need for the new line. But it also states that the 150-foot towers would “have dramatic and long-term effects on homes and businesses in Vancouver,” and asks Bonneville to choose the “least disruptive route possible.”No authorityThe council does not have any authority over the decision on where a new line would go — beyond several environmental impact studies, that call rests with the BPA.But by drafting the resolution, the city council has officially stepped into a high-tension debate between concerned citizens and the BPA.Bonneville officials say the Troutdale, Ore., to Castle Rock line is necessary to ease congestion in the Northwest’s power grid, which it says will be overloaded by 2016 without the new line.last_img read more

  • All clear given after suspicious package causes evacuation of Miami Police HQ

    first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Authorities have given the all clear after the bomb squad detonated a suspicious package that was spotted outside the City of Miami Police headquarters, causing the building to be evacuated, Tuesday afternoon.7News cameras captured officers and cruisers parked outside the Miami Police headquarters, located at 400 NW 2nd Ave., just after 5:30 p.m.According to officials, the item was a piece of luggage that was left on the front steps of the building.Police shut down Northwest Second Avenue to vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Third and Fifth streets while they investigated.Officials said the police headquarters was the only building evacuated, adding they did not feel alarmed about the package and were following protocol.Just before 6 p.m., hazmat crews responded to the scene to examine the package. The bomb squad arrived a short time later and safely detonated the piece of luggage as a precaution.The evacuation comes a day after a bomb threat in Downtown Miami led to the evacuation of several buildings near Government Center and in parts of Brickell. That scene was cleared at around 8:15 p.m. that night. last_img read more

  • Supervisor on 4day remand for rape in bus

    first_imgA Tangail court on Tuesday granted a 4-day remand for supervisor of a bus who along with two other accomplices allegedly raped a disabled woman passenger in a moving bus near Ibrahimabad rail station at Bhuapur area in the district, reports UNB.Tangail senior judicial magistrates court judge Ashikuzzaman passed the order.The accused Ershad Ali was arrested from his house in Benukursia area in Kalihati upazila on Sunday night, said court inspector Anwarul Islam.On 30 August, supervisor and the driver and his assistant allegedly raped the girl on the Bangabandhu Bridge-Dhaka highway around 11:30 pm after all other passengers of the bus got down from different stoppages.After hearing the scream of the girl, a Highway Police patrol team ran onto the spot, rescued the girl and arrested Nazmul, he added.At that time, bus driver Alam Mia and supervisor, Ershad managed to flee.last_img read more

  • Norma McCorvey Roe Of Landmark Roe V Wade Ruling On Abortion Dies

    first_img Share APMany only know Norma McCorvey by a name that’s not hers.Under the pseudonym Jane Roe, McCorvey became the central figure of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S. But in the decades that followed, the complex woman came to serve as a champion at times for both sides of the deep divide over abortion rights.McCorvey died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 69, according to her daughter Melissa, and Joshua Prager, a journalist who is writing a book about the court case, says McCorvey died in Katy, Texas.How McCorvey became RoeIt was her third pregnancy — after Melissa, her eldest, and another child McCorvey gave up for adoption — that brought McCorvey to the attention of the lawyers who would eventually take up her case. The 22-year-old McCorvey, who was then unmarried, had been seeking an abortion but could not find a doctor in Texas who would perform the procedure, which was then illegal except when the life of the mother was endangered.Attorneys Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee took up McCorvey’s case, and in 1970, they filed the lawsuit that — after several twists and turns — would ultimately wind up at the Supreme Court. By the time the ruling was finally passed down in 1973, however, McCorvey had already carried her pregnancy to term, and had given the child up for adoption.Though Roe v. Wade may not have changed McCorvey’s particular circumstances, the landmark Supreme Court ruling had a massive effect on the cultural and political landscape of the United States. The 7-2 decision, which invalidated state bans on abortion in the U.S., may not have started the long-simmering dispute over the procedure, but it came to be its central flashpoint in the decades that followed.McCorvey after the decisionAs Julie Rovner reported for NPR in 2013 — the decision’s 40th anniversary — opinions on the ruling remained as deeply entrenched as the year it was handed down.“Over the past two decades, opinion on whether or not Roe should be overturned has barely changed,” Rovner reported at the time, citing a Pew Research Center poll. “In 1992, 60 percent of those asked said the court should not overturn the ruling. Today that’s up to 63 percent.”The case had no less of an impact later on McCorvey, who was still just 25 when it ended. She maintained her anonymity for more than a decade, until setting it aside in the 1980s. At that point, she remained a staunch defender of abortion rights, “working for a time at a Dallas women’s clinic where abortions were performed,” according to The Associated Press.Yet in the mid-1990s, after the publication of her first memoir, McCorvey underwent a dramatic conversion — announcing that she had become a born-again Christian. What’s more, she went to work for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, from which position she then championed against the abortion rights granted by the case that bears her pseudonym.“I’ll be serving the Lord and helping women save their babies. I will hold a pro-life position for the rest of my life,” McCorvey once said, explaining her conversion. “I think I’ve always been pro-life. I just didn’t know it.”In an interview with Fresh Air in the ’90s, McCorvey looked back on her experience as Jane Roe.“I feel like a role model in one sense of the word,” McCorvey said.“But when people really stop and really sit down and think about Jane Roe or Norma McCorvey, I feel like any woman who’s ever been denied anything in her whole life is a Jane Roe. Because no woman should have to suffer all the pain and humiliations and indignities that I’ve had to face.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

  • Nintendo 3DS has a Black Screen of Death problem

    first_imgSo far the launch of the 3DS seems to have gone very well for Nintendo with no real hiccups. But soon after the launch across Europe last week some gamers started reporting a “black screen of death” (BSoD).The good news is, it isn’t that widespread, the bad news for those suffering the problem is that it’s unclear what is causing it. It has happened while playing several different games and at different screens or states. One player had it happen when viewing an in-game menu, another was playing online, and yet another way just playing a single-player session in one of the affected titles.The games it has occurred in so far include:Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow WarsPilotwings ResortSuper Monkey Ball 3DSuper Street Fighter IV 3DLego Star Wars III: The Clone WarsThere’s also been reports that it happened during use of the Mii applications suggesting this is related to the hardware rather than being a software issue.Users trying to fix the issue themselves may have found a cure by reformatting the SD card to be FAT-32. Others have just reset the device and carried on playing, but it does recur in some cases. Some gamers could get that to work, though, and a small percentage of 3DS devices have been turned into paperweights and returned to retailers.The good news is Nintendo can now easily issue updates and patches to all devices so we are sure the issue will be identified and a patch released as soon as possible. What’s surprising is that this only showed up on the European launch, and not the Japanese launch last month.Read more at VG247 and Kotaku (BSoD image courtesy of NeoGAF)last_img read more

  • The Votes Are In And the Winners Are

    first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Welcome to the .Net100 – a ranking that measures the top sites on the web with the .net domain extension. Entrepreneur and Verisign came together to assemble the ranking, which is based on quantitative factors and the feedback from Entrepreneur’s audience of sophisticated, successful business owners. Together, we then gathered traffic and social metrics for each site, as well as your votes to determine the rankings (see the full methodology here). 1Slideshare.net Facebook Likes: 313,900 @SlideShare Klout Score: 84Alexa Rank: 118SlideShare claims to be the largest network for uploading and sharing presentations, with an estimated 60 million users and 130 million pageviews. Everyone from teachers, businesses and government agencies use it to pass around and edit presentations. That has made the company, based in San Francisco, one of the top 200 visited sites in the world, SlideShare says.2Php.net Facebook Likes: 433,568 @php_net Klout Score: 65Alexa Rank: 230PHP is an all-purpose scripting language used in web development, though it is also used in general programming. PHP.net is the hub for the language, allowing for free downloading and sharing. PHP has grown in popularity because it is easy to use for beginners and compatible with just about all the servers used today.3Battle.net Facebook Likes: 2,242,263 @BlizzardCS Klout Score: 69Alexa Rank: 548Like Blizzard games, like World of Warcraft , Diablo III and Hearthstone? Then Battle.net is your home. The site is a community for gamers, set up by Blizzard Entertainment to keep their users talking — and gaming — together in one place. It also serves as an e-commerce platform for Blizzard.4Behance.net Facebook Likes: 271,490 @Behance Klout Score: 83Alexa Rank: 600Behance.net, owned by Adobe, is a portfolio for creative people. The goal? Put people’s creative work in front of the companies looking to hire talent. The company lets people upload their work, then makes that available to other sites and companies looking for new employees.5Speedtest.net Facebook Likes: 123,840 @Ookla Klout Score: 80Alexa Rank: 370Ever wonder whether you’re really getting the fastest speed from broadband? Ookla Speedtest is a free tool that tests broadband speed. The company claims to perform 50 million tests every month, through the web, but also through iPhones and Android phones.6Explosm.net Facebook Likes: 3,351,735 @Explosm Klout Score: 79Alexa Rank: 3,933Explosm is an Internet comics site, filled with online favorites like Cyanide & Happiness. Read the comic, check out dates for comic show appearances and buy plushy toys.7Sourceforge.net Facebook Likes: 16,929 @sourceforge Klout Score: 85Alexa Rank: 161SourceForge is a community-collaboration opensource sof ware-development site owned by Slashdot Media. The company claims to be the home of 3.4 million developers, working on 324,000 projects. There are an estimated 4 million downloads.8Americanapparel.net Facebook Likes: 1,511,953 @americanapparel Klout Score: 83Alexa Rank: 6,913American Apparel is known for its trendy clothes and racy photos, and all are on display on its .net site. You can do what you would expect: buy clothes, find stores and gawk at the models. But there is more. The site is also an explanation of the philosophy and culture behind the company, including its political activism.9Slickdeals.net Facebook Likes: 109,047 @slickdeals Klout Score: 68Alexa Rank: 708If you ever saw a great deal at a store and wanted to share it with a friend, you probably used Slickdeals. The company is a user-generated forum for bargains. All the deals come from shoppers, not companies. In fact, Slickdeals doesn’t even allow paid placement from companies.10Docusign.net Facebook Likes: 52,572 @DocuSign Klout Score: 68Alexa Rank: 5,607People browse DocuSign.com to see what the company of ers in document and contract sharing and creation. But actual customers enter through the .net site. Most of the commerce for Docusign, which includes saving the time and trouble of sharing physical documents, happens in a .net environment.11Boingboing.net Facebook Likes: 68,990 @boingboing Klout Score: 89Alexa Rank: 3,087Boing Boing is a news site devoted to what it calls “the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture.” The site publishes a mix of short articles, long features, and video productions, all with its unique viewpoint. It claims a million readers a month.12Paramore.net Facebook Likes: 27,559,010 @paramore Klout Score: 90Alexa Rank: 163,393When you’re done singing along on your car radio to “Still Into You” and suddenly fi nd yourself a fan of Paramore, the place to learn more is paramore.net. The hugely popular band from Franklin, Tenn., manages its online presence here, with blog posts, videos, photos and audio downloads.13Geeksaresexy.net Facebook Likes: 511,078 @geeksaresexy Klout Score: 72Alexa Rank: 6,044Think of Geeksaresexy as nerdvana, a news site dedicated to technology and science. There is a load of video and textual content geared toward viral content about gaming, sci-fi and the latest in tech developments. There is a heavy emphasis on the fun and fabulous, like the videos of people dressed as knights and ninjas crashing a wedding. You get the idea.14Brucespringsteen.net Facebook Likes: 3,741,008 @springsteen Klout Score: 93Alexa Rank: 122,992Bruce thinks .net is the Boss. The site is all things Bruce, with tour dates, music, bios of Springsteen and the E Street band, and a merchandise store. It also features a neat interactive timeline of the Boss’s career, dating back to 1971.15DJBooth.net Facebook Likes: 65,482 @DJBooth Klout Score: 81Alexa Rank: 27,701If you’re into hip-hop and R&B and want to keep up on the latest in music and videos, djbooth.net is your home. The site is all about the music, with artists, both signed and unsigned, uploading their latest tracks directly. The djbooth community then reviews and recommends what they hear. MethodologyThe rankings for all .net 100 sites were based on a special formula developed by Entrepreneur that calculates online traffic, social influence and community voting. The process began with a list of the top-ranked sites with a .net domain as measured by Alexa.com. On Entrepreneur.com, visitors were able to nominate their favorite .net sites for consideration in the ranking. We then quantified the size of each site’s social network, through their Facebook and Twitter-follower numbers. From there, we factored their social influence using each site’s Klout.com score. During the nomination period, visitors were also able to vote for and rank their top 10 favorite .net sites. These votes were factored into the final formula applied to the rankings. All .net 100 sites were given a cumulative score based on the above factors, and the 100 .net sites with the highest cumulative scores became the .net 100.   January 14, 2014 Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Nowlast_img read more

  • Mayor Garcetti announces reopening of Historic Angles Flight Railway

    first_imgMayor Garcetti announces reopening of Historic Angles Flight RailwayMayor Garcetti announces reopening of Historic Angles Flight Railway Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that Angels Flight, the iconic Downtown Los Angeles railway, has reopened to the public after a three-year closure.The Mayor celebrated the opening alongside Councilmember José Huizar, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Angels Flight Railway Foundation, and the private partners that helped modernise the funicular over the last six months.“Angels Flight is so much more than a railway — it’s a bridge to our history, and a window into countless moments of joy and wonder that have helped shape L.A.’s story for more than century,” said Mayor Garcetti. “I am grateful to our partners, who had the vision and persistence to bring this treasure back to the people of our City, and I look forward to sharing it with the world for generations to come.”The world-renowned, 116-year-old funicular takes passengers on a scenic ride between Hill and Olive Streets on Bunker Hill. It reopens after a three-year closure for a full-scale modernisation with state-of-the-art safety upgrades made possible through a unique public-private partnership.“In a City with as storied a history as Los Angeles, Angel’s Flight is a treasure that captivates us universally as Angelenos,” said Council member José Huizar. “It speaks to our past and a restored and safer Angels Flight points to our future as a modern, multi-modal Downtown Los Angeles. I want to thank Mayor Garcetti, the Angels Flight Railway Foundation and the ACS Group for all their effort in helping us bring this City of Los Angeles gem back to life.”Originally opened in 1901, Angels Flight — the world’s shortest railway — has given more than 100 million rides along its hillside track. It closed temporarily in 2013, but earlier this year, the California Public Utilities Commission certified a plan to upgrade Angels Flight to meet the highest safety standards.In March of this year, Mayor Garcetti announced an agreement with the Angels Flight Railway Foundation and ACS Group to recondition, operate, and maintain the funicular for the next 30 years.“We are witnessing a historic moment for our City. Angels Flight Railway is back and in great hands,” said Adele Yellin, Chair of Angels Flight Railway Foundation Board. “Thank you Mayor Garcetti and your transportation director, Borja Leon for your support and perseverance. Congratulations to the ACS and SENER teams for successfully obtaining the needed approvals and completing the required improvements to ready Angels Flight Railway back into passenger service. See you on the tracks!”“ACS, together with its contractor, Dragados USA, and its project partner Sener Engineering, is honoured to be working with the Angels Flight Railway Foundation, the City of Los Angeles, and LA Metro, and is excited to be celebrating the re-opening of the historic Angels Flight,” said Nuria Haltiwanger, CEO of ACS Infrastructure Development, Inc. “This project is not just about connecting people from the top and bottom of Bunker Hill. It is about connecting Angelenos to the history of their vibrant City.  This is a shining example of what a public-private partnership can help achieve and how it can bring a community together.  We are thankful for the opportunity to help preserve this iconic landmark in Los Angeles, and look forward to many years of providing the community with safe and enjoyable rides on Angels Flight. “In addition to being an iconic tourist attraction, the funicular will serve as an important transit connection between the Metro station at Pershing Square and the top of Bunker Hill — an area that includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum, MOCA, and the Los Angeles Music Center, among other cultural institutions.Angels Flight is open to the public 365 days a year for US $1 per ride. Metro Tap Card holders will receive a fifty percent fare discount for the next three years.Source = Angels Flightlast_img read more

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