• Province Announces Culture Sector Projects

    first_imgCultural producers in Nova Scotia will receive help expanding into national and international markets, thanks to ongoing provincial investments in the culture sector. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Rodney MacDonald announced today, Aug. 22, that a total of $100,270 will be provided to support 17 cultural projects across the province. “We are working with the culture sector to help grow the industry in Nova Scotia,” said Mr. MacDonald. “By supporting projects like the ones announced today, we can strengthen our province’s unique culture both at home and abroad.” Mr. MacDonald made the announcement at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. The centre will receive $10,000 to support an exhibition of Inverness County visual artists at the Toronto International Art Fair. “The funding from the province will allow us to showcase many local works of art to the world,” said Kathy Hannigan, executive director. “It’s a tremendous opportunity for our artists to gain international exposure.” The Industries Program invests about $450,000 in cultural projects each year. The projects announced today are the first to receive funding this fiscal year. Information on the Industries Program is available from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage by calling 902-424-6397 or by visiting the Industries Program link on the website at . The next deadline for applications is Thursday, Sept. 15. Cultural activities in Nova Scotia generate about $1 billion and create 28,000 direct and indirect jobs.last_img read more

  • Yorkville Village and OCAD University Kick Off Annual Arts Festival with Gala

    first_imgSaturday, November 5: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Live Painting Event The third annual Yorkville Village Arts Festival officially began on Nov. 4th with a gala event unveiling the exhibition of one-of-a-kind contemporary art pieces created by 28 OCAD University students and recent graduates. The exhibition will be open to the public starting today through Wednesday, November 9th.Over 200 guests attended the opening gala where they were privy to a first look at the transformed and recently renovated Yorkville Village, interwoven with displays of art throughout the centre and retail wings. Artists were present to discuss their work while a live painting demonstration by Dahae Song captivated attendees.“For the past 6 years, First Capital Realty has embarked on art initiatives across the country allowing us to support local artists and make contributions to the communities in which we live and work. Through our collaboration with OCAD University, First Capital Realty provides students with an opportunity to nurture and showcase their incredible talent,” said Adam Paul, First Capital Realty President and CEO. “This is the third year we’re doing the Yorkville Arts Festival and our goal is to build it into a premier art event and to help launch the careers of new artists.” Saturday, November 5: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Digital Painting Workshop “It’s tremendously exciting for emerging artists to have their work exhibited to the public in such a beautiful, welcoming space,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD University President and Vice-Chancellor. “We are grateful to First Capital Realty for inviting us again this year and for their ongoing support of our students.”The artwork presented at the festival was chosen through a rigorous jury process and will span photography, sculpture, painting and video installation. All artworks are for sale to the general public for the duration of the festival.Also part of the Arts Festival is the Yorkville Village Arts Festival Pop-Up Shop, open today until Saturday, November 12th. The shop will offer for sale a dynamic selection of student, alumni and faculty work including textiles, ceramics, artist multiples, cards, jewellery and more from 50 different artists. 90% of all sales will go to the creators and 10% will be donated back to OCAD U to support this initiative. November 4 – 9, 2016: Exhibition* Website: November 4 – 12, 2016: Yorkville Village Arts Festival Pop-Up Shop* Facebook Advertisement Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road Twitter WHERE:                #YVArts SOCIAL MEDIA:      Instagram: @YorkvilleVillage Twitter: @YorkvilleV    Advertisement WHEN:                   *Open during Yorkville Village business hours LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Saturday, November 5: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Meet the Artists Login/Register With: Facebook: /YorkvilleVillageToronto ABOUT YORKVILLE VILLAGEYorkville Village is a premier retail destination located in the heart of Toronto’s luxury Bloor-Yorkville district. Owned and operated by First Capital Realty, Yorkville Village consists of the retail centre formerly known as Hazelton Lanes as well as a number of boutiques on Yorkville Avenue comprising of over 330,000 square feet of retail space. The transformation of the centre in summer 2017 will welcome prime new retailers, including several first-to-market luxury brand introductions to the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood.For more information, visit, or follow @YorkvilleVillage on Instagram, @YorkvilleVillageToronto on Facebook and @YorkvilleV on Twitter.ABOUT FIRST CAPITAL REALTY (TSX:FCR)First Capital Realty is one of Canada’s largest owners, developers and managers of grocery anchored, retail-focused urban properties where people live and shop for everyday life. The Company currently owns interests in 161 properties, totaling approximately 25.2 million square feet of gross leasable area.ABOUT OCAD UNIVERSITY (OCAD U)OCAD University ( is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research, and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.last_img read more

  • Remaining protesters at Regina camp arrested and teepee will come down

    first_imgPhoto courtesy: CTVThe Canadian PressPolice have arrested protesters who remained at a camp on the lawn outside the Saskatchewan legislature but said they would allow a sacred fire to burn down before removing a teepee from the site.Demonstrators at the “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp had been protesting racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers.Police and government officials evicted most of the camp on Friday morning and the remaining people were supposed to have left the site by noon Sunday.Supt. Darcy Koch says an agreement was made with the campers that the teepee would be taken down, but it wasn’t, so police were there to “assist with that.”Members of the camp have said that they want to talk to government officials about their concerns, but so far the two groups have not been able to come together for such a meeting.Justice Minister Don Morgan says he wants to reach out to the campers in the coming days but will wait until emotions aren’t as high.“You don’t need to have a tent up in Wascana to have a meeting and reach out to government,” Morgan said.Photo courtesy: CTVPolice arrived on scene at the camp around 2 p.m. on Monday and took five protesters into custody for obstruction. No charges have been laid.The camp was set up in late February in response to the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie, as well as the acquittal of Raymond Cormier in the death of Manitoba teen Tina Fontaine.Stanley, a farmer, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death Boushie, a member of the Red Pheasant First Nation.Fontaine was a 15-year-old Indigenous girl whose body was found in a Winnipeg river in 2014.Jim Billington, a spokesman for Premier Scott Moe, said last week the government respects everyone’s right to peaceful protest but that the camp violated a ban on overnight camping, burning wood and putting up signs in the park surrounding the legislature.He said the protesters had been told several times since March that they were breaking the law and were given an eviction notice on June 5.Morgan said he didn’t want the removal of the camp to be a setback in the government’s relationship with First Nations in Saskatchewan. He said he will be reaching out to Bobby Cameron, chief of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, in the coming days, and has plans to travel to Red Pheasant First read more

  • Five convicts sentenced to death over 1995 murder

    Four convicts were today sentenced to death by the Kegalle High Court over a 1995 murder.The four convicts and two others were arrested over the 1995 murder but one suspect died while the other had fled. The four convicts were found guilty and sentenced to death.The judge ordered the Police to look for the suspect who fled and produce him in court. (Colombo Gazette)

  • Nick Varvaris accused of rorting millions of dollars

    first_imgFormer Coalition MP Nick Varvaris allegedly used his position to embezzle millions of dollars from Chinese property developers, according to an explosive report.As described in a series of documents lodged in the Supreme Court centre Varvaris appears to have pretended to help Chinese investors secure real estate deals in Sydney.The two property deals under investigation took place between August 2015 and August 2016 as part of a development agreement between Mr Varvaris, Haiye ­Developments directors Chris He and Haiqiang He, Mr Varvaris’ associate Dennis Kwok, who owns the Pionnier Group, and Mr Kwok’s wife Hua Liu.In one account, the former member of Barton is accused of swindling $1.1 million from a real ­estate transaction with help from his partners, while in the second account it is alleged they fraudulently received $3.6 million for an ‘imaginary’ sale.Haiye Developments claims Varvaris faked a property sale and spent the money on a luxury car, a motorbike, school fees, and on clearing his tax debt. “Mr Varvaris achieved this by taking advantage of the trust and confidence placed in him by Haiye because he was the former mayor of Kogarah (from 1999 to 2008) and a federal MP,” the report claims.Haiye also claims Mr Varvaris falsely told them he had a $7.2 million deal to buy the adjoining property, currently the site of a carwash on Princes Hwy, to build ­another 60 units, even though he had never held negotiations with the owner of that site, Landmark ­Element. It is alleged Varvaris used a $3.6 million deposit to benefit Pionnier Group and himself.Two months after the transactions took place it is claimed that the money was transferred to the ­Commercial Business Centre and A & T Education, both registered to the same property as Varvaris & Co.In her defence, Ms Liu said she ­”did not have any reason to believe there was anything suspicious about paying funds into [the solicitor’s trust]”.“Varvaris used Liu, who has a command of Mandarin, to relay information in Mandarin to Chris and Haiqiang He,” the documents read.Neos Kosmos contacted Nick Varvaris’ office, who denied all the allegations as libel. No further comments have been made. Pionnier, Mr Kwok, and Ms Liu have also denied any wrongdoing over the transactions. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

  • Elon Musks Flamethrower is for Normies Here are Better Ones

    first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Elon Musk. Tech disruptor, super rich dude, electric car mogul, supposed genius, all true. He’s fine, but everyone went nuts when he started selling a limited edition flamethrower, the Boring Company Not-a-Flamethrower.The Not-a-Flamethrower is a status symbol for well-heeled tech nerds, and I guess it looks cool. It’s full of that Elon Musk cachet, and is a limited edition collectible on top of that. And yet I’m not that impressed. Because, as flamethrowers go, Musk’s seems a bit tepid.I’m not a pyrotechnics expert, but that’s purely due to time and space constraints, and the stifling regulations visited upon me by the five boroughs. I still know decent consumer-level combustion when I see it, and at this the Not-a-Flamethrower feels a lot like a recent Apple product. It’s sleek and pretty and has a famous name, but in terms of hardware and capability other companies have gotten there first with more power. So, here are better flamethrowers you can buy, since the Not-a-Flamethrower is sold out. And it looks like it has a range of, what, five, ten feet? You can do better.Ion Productions XM42-MIon Productions is a company based out of Arizona, and they make flamethrowers. Because when you live in Arizona, making it even hotter is a worthy challenge. They make two consumer flamethrowers: the XM42-M and the XM42 Lite.The XM42-M (the M is for Modular) is Ion Production’s flagship flamethrower. It’s a solid aluminum flamer with underslung gas tank, chainsaw-style top grip, and off-the-shelf range of 30 feet. Its included fuel tank can burn for 28 seconds, and you can get a larger tank for a 60-second burn or a backpack for a whopping 3.5 minutes of fire (and, if you’re a miniboss, it gives player characters a convenient target). The nozzle can also swap out to change the way it shoots fire, and the barrel even has an M-LOK accessory rail if you want to go full tacticool with lights or scopes or lasers.Bad news for California residents, though; the CA-legal version ships with a nozzle that limits the range to 10 feet. And bad news for bargain shoppers, at $1,100 and above the XM42-M is at least twice as expensive as the Not-a-Flamethrower. Of course, it’s also much higher capacity, higher power, and made in America!Ion Productions XM42 LiteIf you want to keep your flamethrower under $500, the XM42 Lite might be a good option. It isn’t as modular as the XM42-M, lacking the replaceable tank, hot-swappable battery, and M-LOK rail (you can change the nozzle, though). It’s less than half the price, though, and at that it takes only modest performance hits from the stock XM42-M, with an expected range of 25 feet and a burn time of 24 seconds. It also has a cooler-looking design, with a machine gun-style perforated barrel shroud. It’s still in production, though Ion Productions plans to start shipping it this month.Throwflame XL18Maybe you want to go even bigger. Maybe you want to throw a tongue of flame 100 feet long. Maybe you’re a forest ranger or firefighter and have some remotely legitimate reason to do this. I don’t know, I’m not your mom. But if you want more power, the XL18 is for you.This $3,200 flamethrower made by Ohio-based Throwflame is big and powerful. It uses a backpack-mounted fuel tank with a whopping 3.3-gallon capacity, and according to Throwflame can throw flames 110 feet with a 70/30 diesel/gasoline mix. Instead of a battery, it uses a CO2 tank to propel the fuel much farther. You can also upgrade with the Pyro Pack, which throws in a second CO2 tank and a container of napalm mix. Also, they sell something called napalm mix, used as a fuel thickener. That’s frightening.Flash GunsA huge flamethrower is usually overkill. In fact, most gun-shaped flamethrowers are overkill. If you need fire at your fingertips, you should be able to throw it from your fingertips. That’s why I’m a fan of flash guns and other magician pyrotechnics tools.A flash gun is basically a length of copper pipe with a spark plug inside it. You fill the pipe with flash paper and flash cotton, common (and very flammable) magician materials. Keep the flash gun concealed in your hand, and when you’re ready just thumb the button and a ball of fire shoots out. It’s great for stage magic, or fighting vampires.Flash guns can’t produce nearly as much fire as any of these flamethrowers (they’re still dangerous if you’re not careful, though). Of course, the secret to magic is showmanship, and this is a sub-$50 gadget that lets you throw a freaking Hadoken like you’re Ryu.You Probably Shouldn’tThere are a lot of ways you can play with fire. Few of them are very smart, and none of them should be tried without proper supervision from a pyrotechnics expert who can make sure you don’t immolate yourself. Also, depending on where you live, any of these flame-throwing gadgets might be incredibly illegal. So, before purchasing or using any of these products, check with all local, state, and federal laws, and make sure you get someone who is accredited or certified to oversee pyrotechnics safely. Seriously, you shouldn’t play with any of these things.last_img read more

  • Planning commission seeks to fill two seats

    first_imgWOODLAND — There are two upcoming vacancies on the Woodland Planning Commission, and city officials are looking for residents to apply for the volunteer positions.The first seat’s term begins June 5, and the six-year term runs until June 5, 2025. The second position’s term starts June 30 and runs until June 30, 2025.The commission typically meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Other meetings might be required as deemed necessary. Anyone interested can pick up an application at City Hall, 230 Davidson Ave., or apply online at by 5 p.m. June 7. The seats will remain open until filled.last_img read more

  • BAHAMAS Ministry of Social Services Announces Plans for Rehabilitation Week

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 3, 2017 – Nassau – The week of November 6th – 13th, 2017 is Rehabilitation Week.   The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development made the declaration at a press conference to officially announce activities planned by the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services to observe the week.The activities include the following: a Juvenile Forum for high school students to address Bullying, Gang Violence and Sexual Health; a Parenting Workshop organized by the National Parenting Programme in conjunction with the Northeastern Pastors Alliance; and a Staff Motivational Seminar.   The theme for the week is, “Redefining Life through Rehabilitation.”Minister Rolle, at the department’s University Drive offices, said: the activities aim to inform the public about the role the Department plays in providing services to the community as well as in the development of youth, particularly those who encounter problems with the law, who are in Correctional Institutions, and who seek professional help.“Juveniles in Correctional Institutions share the same interests with all youths, and because they are separated from family, friends and neighborhood groupings, they have an increased need for informal relationships with others.   The Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services recognizes this need and is taking every corrective measure to ensure that proper interventions and programmes are in place to treat and rehabilitate, as we move towards empowering them for a better tomorrow.“The rehabilitation process is considered to be complex, with a number of variables which are all directed towards behavior modification, behavior management and lifestyle changes of the ex-offender.   However, the most promising rehabilitation takes place in the home and community.  The home is where the child first receives from their parents the kind of love and nurturing that shape their lives forever.   I venture to say that the occurrence of violence in our school system is a direct result of a lack of or insufficient parenting in the home,” said Minister Rolle.She opined that incarceration does little to break the cycle of crime or rehabilitate the offender, and once an offender is sentenced to incarceration for any offence, it is likely that he will return should he not receive the necessary intervention.The role of the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services in the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development is not only to develop programs based on the ex-offender’s rehabilitative needs, but to also provide training and technical assistance that build community capacity, so they can develop and implement projects that make a difference in the lives of children, youths and community.She pledged the Ministry’s commitment to transforming communities through the delivery of “effective” and “efficient” services to and on behalf of the Bahamian people.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp BIS Photos/Derek SmithPhoto captions:Header photo:Representatives of the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services who are responsible for Rehabilitation Week are pictured.Insert #1: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development announces plans for Rehabilitation Week.Insert #2: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, at left, chats with Lillian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director.Insert #3: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development (2nd left) is shown at the press conference to declare Rehabilitation Week.  Also pictured are Lillian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director (3rd left) and representatives of the Department of Rehabilitative and Welfare Services including Quintin Gray (1st left) at the department on University Drive.center_img Related Items:last_img read more

  • Gas tanks are draining family budgets

    first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — There’s less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It’s all going into the gas tank.High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every $10 the typical household earns before taxes, almost a full dollar now goes toward gas, a 40 percent bigger bite than normal.Households spent an average of $369 on gas last month. In April 2009, they spent just $201. Families now spend more filling up than they spend on cars, clothes or recreation. Last year, they spent less on gasoline than each of those things.Jeffrey Wayman of Cape Charles, Va., spent Friday riding his motorcycle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a day trip with his wife. They decided to eat snacks in a gas station parking lot rather than buy lunch because rising fuel prices have eaten so much into their budget over the past year that they can’t ride as frequently as they would like.“We used to do it a lot more, but not as much now,” he said. “You have to cut back when you have a $480 gas bill a month.”last_img read more

  • New Miami Metrorail cars revealed

    first_imgMEDLEY, Fla. (WSVN) – Two Metrorail cars were unveiled, and they not only look sleeker but also feature new technology.Both cars have free Wi-Fi, digital signs to display station names, interior bicycle racks and more.They will undergo rigorous testing before they will be put into service next year.The Department of Transportation and Public Works hopes to have a full fleet — more than 100 — up and running by end of 2019.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Someones painting rainbow colors over a Juneau crosswalk the city wants it

    first_imgAn unidentified couple pose for the recently painted rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of 7th and Gold streets in August 2016. (Photo courtesy of Sue Warner)A crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors.Listen nowDepending on who you ask, it’s either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.The corner of 7th and Gold Streets isn’t particularly busy. But one of its crosswalks has been getting a fair amount of attention since someone began painting a rainbow over the white lines.Sue Warner lives two doors down.“The first time I saw it, I was kind of having a hard time and I was walking to work on a sunny morning,” Warner said. “It just was bright and cheerful and it made me smile. And then I’ve watched other people stop and take pictures and point to it. I see it makes everyone smile. It’s a bright cheerful color.”The city had the crosswalk repainted. That was last summer.“The manual for uniform traffic control devices doesn’t give us an option. Crosswalk lines are to be white. It’s in bold in the regulation,” Ed Foster, the city’s superintendent of streets, said. “They have to be white and that’s based on studies that they’ve done to determine that the white is more visible than any other color. So they have to be white.”It didn’t end there. The rainbow has been reappearing.Each time it does, the city has to repaint. It’s happened at least three times this summer.Foster said it’s getting ridiculous — and expensive.“We contract out the roadway to a contractor and they charge us $195 for every crosswalk,” Foster said.An email list maintained by the Downtown Juneau Neighborhood Association lit up this month with discussion about the fate of the rainbow.It found many fans. There’s been at least one offer to pony up hundreds of dollars for the city’s expense to date if they’ll just leave it alone.Foster said people can petition the Assembly for a variance to allow multi-colored crosswalks, if they want. Otherwise it’s vandalism.“It’s no different than someone takes a spray can and starts painting light poles, trash cans, power transformer,” Foster said. “It’s graffiti and we’re gonna clean it up.”The identity of the guerrilla crosswalk painter or painters isn’t known. There’s been no claim of responsibility; no manifesto left at the scene.Neighbor Sue Warner said she appreciates the effort whoever might be responsible.“I don’t know who’s painting it … the more color in our lives in this gray town, the better,” Warner said.But the city’s streets department isn’t amused anymore.Foster has this simple plea: “Please stop painting over the white paint.”CORRECTION: The rainbow-colored segment of Juneau streets is actually a crosswalk, not a sidewalk as the headline previously stated.last_img read more

  • Blank movie review Despite flaws Sunny Deols action thriller will keep you

    first_imgAction thrillers require to be impressive in terms of fights, nail-biting moments and shocking twists and turns. The movie Blank is more or less well-equipped with all these, but lacks proper execution on certain parts.STORYLINEOne suicide bomber Hanif (Karan Kapadia) is out on the streets of Mumbai to execute a massive terror attack along with his several other accomplices. However, he meets with a car accident, and loses his memory.After being brought to hospital in unconscious state, doctors get shocked to find a highly sophisticated bomb attached to his chest, which would explode if removed from his body or if his heart-beat stops. Police is called, and Hanif gets arrested. ATS chief Dewan (Sunny Deol) tries hard to dig out information from Hanif, but he eventually gets convinced that he remembers nothing.With no option left, Sunny takes the suicide bomber to a deserted area to shoot him, but he gets saved by his terrorist group people. Soon, Dewan and his team discover that apart from Hanif, many other suicide bombers are active in the city, which are directly connected with the bomb attached to Hanif’s chest. Then starts a cat and mouse chase, followed by a major twist towards the climax of the film. Blank stillYouTube ScreenshotPERFORMANCESSunny as ATS chief is a strong man with strict principles. He is sensitive by heart, but never compromises on his duty and values. He is veteran enough in the field to leave any scope for error in terms of acting.Karan Kapadia has certainly made an impressive debut. He is good in action as well as portraying the twisted character. However, he needs to work on the art of throwing more expressions.Jameel Khan as Maqsood, leader of a terrorist group, is the main antagonist, and he very well showcases the evil side of his character. Karanvir Sharma and Ishita Dutta as ATS officers are good on their part too. Blank stillYouTube ScreenshotPOSITIVESThe movie never gets slow. It has a number of interesting developments, followed by a massive twist at the climax. There are no out of the context songs to distract the plot. Background score is impactful. Blank has good action sequences too. The director managed to keep it tight and crisp. It also showcases how religion is misused to create terror in the state. Blank stillYouTube ScreenshotNEGATIVESCertain scenes are unnecessarily made over-dramatic. For instance, one scene shows Sunny’s character, while going on a mission to attack some hidden terrorists, repeatedly slapping his left palm with a clenched fist in anger. Soon, his team members sitting in the convoy also start repeating the gesture along with him, while a background song runs.There are certain developments in the plot that may seem entertaining but badly lack reasoning. Blank stillYouTube ScreenshotVERDICTOverall, Blank is a decent one time watch for action thriller lovers. There is not much cinematic brilliance and has certain loopholes too, but it is good enough to keep you hooked. Blank Blank movie reviewTwittercenter_img Ratinglast_img read more

  • Houston Leaders Call For State And Federal Money For Flood Prevention

    first_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:53 X The sheer frequency of flooding Houston is adding a new level of anxiety to recovery efforts. City officials say that the problem is one both the state and federal government will have to help out with. “So how are you going to tell me and direct those folks that they need to rebuild and they need to come back with their businesses when we can’t assure them that this isn’t going to happen tomorrow,” asked City Council Member Dave Martin during a discussion on Houston Public Media’s Red, White and Blue.City officials are having to navigate those concerns while also thinking about the city’s budget, especially as Houston prepares to pursue new flood prevention tactics like the more than twelve billion dollar coastal spine idea.Houston City Controller Chris Brown says Texas Congressional delegates will need to secure federal funding for such projects. “The City of Houston doesn’t have the money,” he said, “nor could we ever tax people — which I’m not supporting — but, we’d never be able to generate that kind of money.”Officials have to balance the cost of rebuilding after Harvey and preventing future floods with areas of the budget already under pressure, such as a city pension bond obligation that voters will decide in November. last_img read more

  • How to Install the macOS 1015 Catalina Public Beta

    first_imgYou live the risky life, so I’m not surprised to learn you want to try the macOS 10.15 Catalina beta. Just released into the public beta stage (ahead of its expected July release), all you need to try macOS Catalina now — aside from a willingness to suffer a potentially bumpy, buggy experience — is an Apple account.Now that you no longer need to plunk down $100 to enlist in the Apple Developer Program to get the beta, it’s time to get a heads start on the roadtrip to macOS Catalina. The big features you’ll want to test in this new version are Sidecar (which turns your iPad into a Pencil-friendly extension of your Mac),  Music on macOS (which replaces iTunes) and the new Photos app.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 You may need macOS 10.15 in order to get Apple’s other betas. On June 3, the fine print for iOS and iPadOS only said “Install via iTunes,” but as of June 4, that text now reads “Installation requires macOS 10.15 beta or Xcode 11 beta. Install via iTunes.” That may leave you scratching your head, because Apple killed iTunes off in iOS 10.15. Fortunately, the tools you need for installing iOS and iPadOS developer betas are found in Finder in macOS 10.15. Just click on the device in the left menu in Finder, after plugging in your iPhone or iPad.During the installation, get ready for warnings about the 32-bit apps installed on your laptop that won’t work in macOS 10.15. After you install Catalina, you’ll see messages about Screen Time and other new features. On July 3, Apple released macOS 15 Public Beta 2, which will hopefully provide better performance, but nobody’s saying it’s ready for your production machine yet. How to install the macOS 10.15 Catalina Public Beta0. Back up your Mac. Yes, before you even think about putting a beta version of macOS on it, you need to protect your data. Make a Time Machine backup if you think you’ll want to restore the current macOS version you’re currently on. 1. Go to (which is currently down, and should be up soon) and click Sign In in the top.2. Sign in with your Apple account.3. Follow the instructions under the macOS section.You’ll now download a beta profile for your system that you’ll want to install, to enable beta downloads. After that, and some restarts, you’ll be on Catalina. Henry T. Casey, on Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. Henry T. Casey, center_img Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoForbes.com2019-2020’s Newest Electric Cars You Can’t Wait ForForbes.comUndoMy Food and FamilyCheck Out This Island Inspired Ham Sliders RecipeMy Food and FamilyUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYJoy-Anna Duggar Forsyth Shares Heartbreaking Photos From Pregnancy LossTODAYUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

  • Romanian leader slams PMs attendance at European Games

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