first_imgPeza offers relief to ecozone firms “We want to promote self-improvement rather than victory at all costs,” said Pascale Reinteau, co-chair of the Gay Games, which aims to promote equality under the motto “all equal”.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next There will be competitions in 36 disciplines throughout the week across 67 sites in the Paris region, as well as civic, sports and cultural events outside the City Hall. The sailing competition will take place at the port of Le Havre in northern France.The 10th edition of the Gay Games will come to a close with a ceremony outside the City Hall on August 11. NVGRELATED STORIES:How the Pride flag was secretly paraded in anti-LGBTQ RussiaParis to host 2018 Gay GamesADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ PVL: Eya Laure leads unbeaten UST past UP There will be competitions in 36 disciplines throughout the week across 67 sites in the Paris region, as well as civic, sports and cultural events. Image: Pavel1964 / IStock.comThe Gay Games will kick off in Paris on Saturday, bringing together participants from around the world for a week of sport and culture in a carnival atmosphere. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Six years before hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris will welcome more than 10,000 participants from 90 countries around the world, including some where homosexuality is illegal or repressed.After the inauguration of the sports village at the City Hall in central Paris on Saturday at 9 a.m., an International Memorial Rainbow Run will set off on behalf of victims of AIDS, breast cancer and discrimination.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Jean Bouin stadium in the city’s southwest with a parade of 10,000 athletes and a show on the theme of coming out and equality.The party will continue at one of Paris most emblematic monuments, the Grand Palais, which is being transformed into a giant nightclub for an evening hosted by Israeli DJ Offer Nissim. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgLocal golf enthusiasts will be able to bring out their clubs for the first time today as Lone Wolf Golf Club is opening their driving range. The range will be open from noon until 6 p.m. daily and should the weather cooperate this week there is a possibility golfers will be able to play a full 18 come the weekend.The restaurant will also be open from today onward for dine in and take out from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgMcMINNVILLE, Tenn. – Three members of a video team for The Weather Channel have been charged with trespassing for allegedly refusing to leave the property of a woman who was killed by a tornado. Edward John Lazano Jr., Bradley Reynolds and Jorma Brandon Duran were freed on $500 bail each after their arrests Wednesday, The Southern Standard reported. They allegedly were videotaping on the property of Sherry Bruce, who was killed when storms struck the area on April 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s farming community face stiff new taxes and possibly heavy fines for farm machinery.Tractors are all liable for taxA new law comes into effect on October 1st next requiring all farm machinery to be taxed depending how long it is on the road.The county’s farmers are now being advised that all farm vehicles must be registered or else they face prosecution and risk having their machines impounded. The Tirconail Tribune reports the new road tax regulation will have implications for tens of thousands of farmers across the country.County Donegal has a farm spread of almost 635,000 acres and according to CSO officials the base number of tractors and other farm machines registered in Donegal is much too small to calculate among a population of 9,240 active farms.From October 1st all mechanically propelled farm machinery including quad bikes, vintage tractors, combine harvesters and forage machines must be either taxed for road usage or else recorded and registered as ‘off the road’.This will need a form known as an RF100 that must be filled in and stamped at a Garda station to declare how long it will remain of the road. They will also have to provide a logbook and vehicle registration details. Anyone caught with an untaxed machine will face an on the spot fine of €60 and will no longer be able to declare a retrospective off the road status.Tax arrears will also be sought where a machine has not previously been taxed and this can date back to the date of purchase, which in many instances could be more than twenty years ago.Only 63,080 tractors were taxed last year but as many as 100,000 of these running around the roads and farmyards of Ireland at the moment.A CSO official conceded that the numbers of farm machines that are taxed in Donegal is much too low for calculation or estimation.In many instances and especially in border counties like Donegal, it is believed by the tax authorities that many tractors have been ‘imported’ without any notification to the licensing authorities in the Republic. It is believed that many second hand tractors in Donegal have been brought over from England or Northern Ireland and few have been registered. This poses a huge headache for farmers since these machines must now get a vehicle registration certificate. This is necessary in order to have the machine declared for tax or off the road.TAXING TIME ARRIVES FOR DONEGAL TRACTOR DRIVERS was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:farm machinerytaxationtractorslast_img read more

first_imgHall of Fame defensive back Rod Woodson has trimmed the price on his Pleasanton, Calif. home to $2.15 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The six-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath property that was previously listed at $2.35 million spans 4,592 square feet. It features a solar system, pool and outdoor entertaining area among many other amenities. The home was purchased in 2004 for $1.6 million, according to public records. Janna Chestnut with Alain Pinel is the current listing …last_img

first_imgA seven-year study of the conduct of the German research funding agency, the DFG, was completed last month.  Historians focused specifically on the Nazi years, 1933-1945.  The report was mentioned by both Nature1 and Science.2    The upshot is that many German scientists went along with Hitler’s regime without resistance.  Ulrich Herbert, a historian at the University of Freiburg, said, “The transition to National Socialism for most areas of research was not a very dramatic step.  In 1933, Nazis came into leadership positions, but there was no specific Nazi agenda.  Instead, contrary positions and voices were simply eliminated.”  German scientists were not particularly more racist, nationalistic or eugenicist than their American or Scandinavian counterparts, but contrary opinions lost support during the Reich.  “We found that the research community [in Germany] was seized by the same radical patriotism as the rest of society after the First World War,” he said.  Central control was not the only factor.  The same attitudes prevailed at the decentralized universities as at the centrally-controlled Max Planck Society.  Herbert told Nature, “Universities ended up colluding with the regime because the conservative professors who were able to continue working there agreed, like the general population, with most Nazi policies.  There was no organized opposition to the views and no public debate of different positions.”    The historians did not uncover any shocking new atrocities beyond those already described at the Nuremburg Trials and since, but one thing stood out: the ease with which ordinary professors and scientists signed on to the regime:But we learnt how exquisitely closely ‘normal’ professors – not just the mad Nazi types – aligned their goals with the policies of the Nazi regime.  Grant applications showed, for example, how many professors took part in developing plans for expansion to the east after Germany won the war (as they assumed).  Plans that would have killed or enslaved more than 30 million people.Herbert also said that the nationalistic attitudes of the German scientists continued into the 1960s till a new generation emerged.  “It’s good to know the dark side of one’s history,” he said.1.  “Lessons from the dark side,” Nature 755 (2008) | doi:10.1038/451755a.2.  Newsmakers, Science, Volume 319, Number 5865, Issue of 15 February 2008.Does anyone think for a moment that today’s professors and academics in Big Science would not fall in line with another genocidal totalitarian regime, if the inducements were strong enough?  The herd mentality makes it more comfortable to go along to get along.  We already see the shameless ease with which they support experimentation on human embryos, the selfishness with which they demand public money for everything they want to do, and their willingness to lie openly about the evidence for Darwinism.  Many individual scientists are the most honest and noble people you would ever meet, but the record of Big Science is not encouraging.  How many of even the honest ones would risk everything to stand against incipient evil policies?    Hitler’s regime has become such a byword for evil, we tend to overuse it and get numb to it.  Don’t let that happen.  Watch the documentaries, read the histories, remind yourself regularly just how destructive it was.  Then read up on communism and the other Social Darwinist regimes of the 20th century: ideas that generated unspeakable evil on the world, resulting in 148 million deaths and untold misery for survivors, many of whom would have welcomed death.  This story demonstrates that “normal” intelligent professors, and citizens, went right along with policies that not only killed millions, but would have killed tens of millions more had they not been defeated.    To prevent a recurrence, it is not sufficient to know the dark side of your nation’s history.  You must know the dark side of your own heart (Romans 3).  Jeremiah said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).  We may not know it exhaustively, but we can know it sufficiently to demand our governments set up safeguards to prevent the success of evil ideas.  Beware especially of ideologies that build their morals on a Darwinian foundation.  The solution to the problem of evil begins one heart at a time (Romans 5).(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgFor advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments – including searches for registered guides and graded accommodation, find out more here.You can contact the South African Tourism or any provincial tourism authority if you need advice on travel or leisure. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterHere’s where to go for advice and complaints about travel agents, tourist operators and establishments – including searches for registered guides and graded accommodation.Tourism AuthoritiesVisit South African Tourism for information about South Africa. Or contact a particular provincial tourism authority:Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency: State Tourism: freestatetourism.orgGauteng Tourism Authority: www.gauteng.netKwaZulu-Natal Tourism: Tourism Agency: Tourism and Parks Agency: Cape Tourism Authority: West Parks and Tourism Board: Town and the Western Cape Tourism: Grading Council of South AfricaResponsible for grading accommodation establishments. The council also handles complaints against member establishments, which include guesthouses, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfast and self-catering establishments. Searchable directory of members on the website – all graded for quality.Website: Hospitality Association of South AfricaRecognised by government as the official representative of the hospitality industry in South Africa. Will handle complaints against its members, which include operators and establishments across the tourism spectrum.Website: Africa Tourism Services AssociationHandle complaints against its members, which include operators, transport providers as well as establishments across the tourism spectrum. Searchable directory of members on its website.Website: of SA Travel AgentsFor complaints about travel agents and tour operators. The association holds its members to a code of conduct. Find affiliated travel agents on its website.Website: you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_imgTags:#Blogging#mobile#web frederic lardinois Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Do you use WordPress and want to blog from your Android phone? Doing that just got a lot easier. WordPress for Android – an open-source app backed by – is now available in the Android Market. With this app, anybody who blogs on or a self-hosted WordPress blog can post and edit blog posts, as well as moderate and post comments. In addition, the app will display notifications whenever a reader comments on a blog post.FeaturesWith WordPress for Android, you can also configure and manage multiple blogs, which is a great feature for those of us who post on more than one site. Using the app is pretty straightforward. Simply enter your blog’s URL and your credentials and you are ready to go. The actual editor is a pretty basic HTML editor, though unlike WordPress’ early iPhone efforts, it’s easy to add links and italicize or bold text. The app also makes it very easy to select and upload photos from the phone’s photo gallery to a WordPress blog. While we were testing the app, however, selecting an image on the Nexus One regularly led to a crash.Open Source AppJust like WordPress for iPhone and WordPress for BlackBerry, the Android app is an open source effort. Indeed, a large part of the code base for WordPress for Android is based on the popular wpToGo application, which will now be discontinued in favor of the official WordPress app. Developers who are interested in helping out can find more information here.last_img read more

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img mike melanson Whenever a company makes a big change to its layout, there are likely to be some complaints. You can’t make everybody happy all the time, right?Well, social organization site Meetup plopped down a redesign that it’s calling “New Meetup” and its users have come out in droves to ask for the “Old Meetup” back.Meetup uses a service called UserVoice to manage its customer support, wherein users can make suggestions and have other users voice and comment on those suggestions. One suggestion, to “give organizers the ability to restore the old format. Or at least change the current one.” has leapt to the top, with nearly 4,000 user votes and 2,000 comments on the topic. From the description of the new Meetup site, it sounds like the changes are geared at allowing more cooperation and coordination when creating events, rather than relying on a single organizer to dictate when, where and how the event will take place. “If the leadership team for the Meetup Group would rather plan all the Meetups,” the company writes, “Organizers may choose to disable Meetups ‘in the making’ under Group settings.”A site administrator has commented on the much-supported user request and said that it is “Unlikely we will flat out revert or offer multiple views, but keeping this open to hear how the new meetup is not working.”Users have responded in the comments saying that they will stop paying for the service, with some even taking their plea to Facebook, where they’ve created a group to petition Facebook to enable features similar to the ones they lost.Surely, though, there are some users that are happy with the redesign, right? Are you a user and pleased with how things turned out? Let us know in the comments. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders used a smothering defense and some timely scoring to move closer to a playoff berth.Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin Lehner’s fifth shutout of the season as the Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Sunday.Lehner stopped 31 shots to help the Islanders win for the second time in two days and keep pace with first place Washington in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals, who beat Philadelphia 3-1 earlier Sunday, lead New York by one point with six games remaining for both teams, including a matchup at Washington in the season finale on April 6.“Those are dangerous hockey games. We had chances to pull away and they hung around,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “We got it done.”New York can clinch a spot in the postseason with a Columbus loss in regulation later Sunday and if the Islanders beat the Blue Jackets on the road Tuesday night.Starting for the second straight day, Lehner had nine saves in the first period, and 11 each in the second and third to improve to 22-12-5 this season. The Islanders, who beat the Flyers 4-2 on Saturday, improved to 11-1-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The Islanders also lead the NHL with 10 shutouts. Lehner’s counterpart Thomas Greiss also has five shutouts this season.Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) reacts after New York Islanders’ Jordan Eberle scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)“I feel like the majority of games we’ve won, we’ve gone into the third period 1-0, 2-1, low scores,” said Lehner, who signed with the Islanders as free agent last summer. “When we are playing our game, we have confidence. We play hard, wait for them to make mistakes and try to capitalize on it.”With New York leading 1-0, defenseman Johnny Boychuk was called for slashing at 6:42 of the third but the Islanders completely smothered the Coyotes on the ensuing power play. At 8:47, the Islanders had their chance with the man advantage when Arizona defenseman Jason Demers was called for hooking.Lehner then stopped former Islander Michael Grabner — who has a league-best six short-handed goals this season — on a breakaway.“He’s good on breakaways. It happens pretty quick,” Lehner said. “It was nice that it hit my arm and they didn’t score.”Nelson made it 2-0 with 3:14 remaining with his 24th of the season. It was initially waved off by the officials but the call was overturned after a video review.“Big goal by Nelly,” Trotz said. “It feels right the way we play. You don’t really worry about the score. We can frustrate teams. And the results sort of come.”.@Bnelson with the wraparound goal to seal the deal! #LGI— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) March 24, 2019Eberle put the Islanders ahead 4:37 into the game when he tapped a rebound of Nick Leddy’s shot past Darcy Kuemper. It was Eberle’s 15th of the season, but just his second since Feb. 9.“Any time you get an early lead, especially on a back-to-back, it’s huge,” Eberle said. “You have to match team’s desperation. I like the way that we played.”Kuemper finished with 24 saves as the Coyotes lost their fifth straight (0-3-2), and finished 0-3-1 on a four-game trip. Arizona hasn’t won since March 14 against Anaheim at home, where there will play four of their last six games as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.Kuemper kept the Coyotes in the game with a series of excellent saves in the second period.“That was a good defensive game. I thought we had good possession,” Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet said. “We are just having a tough time scoring right now.”By:Allan Kreda, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more