New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday said a plea seeking live telecast or recording of the ongoing proceedings in the Ayodhya land dispute case be listed before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who is presiding over a 5-judge Constitution bench hearing the matter. The petition, filed by former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya, came up for hearing before a bench comprising justices R F Nariman and Surya Kant. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Govindacharya, said if live telecast of Ayodhya case proceedings was not possible then at least audio recording or transcription of hearing should be done. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He referred to the apex court’s last year’s verdict allowing live-streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance to buttress his arguments. “At the same time, it (last year verdict) also says that exclude sensitive matters,” the bench told Singh. Singh argued that Ayodhya case was sensitive and of importance. “We are open court but not for outsiders. We are open court for litigants only,” he said, adding, “It cannot be said that this (Ayodhya) is not a matter of national or constitutional importance.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KHowever, the bench said the matter has to be heard by a bench headed by the CJI. Govindacharya, in his plea, has referred to the September 26, 2018 verdict of the apex court which had allowed live-streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance, saying this openness was like “sunlight” which is the “best disinfectant”. The plea has said the top court was hearing the Ayodhya matter even on miscellaneous days — Fridays and Mondays — which shows that it was dealing with the matter extraordinarily and therefore, audio-recording could be “started immediately”.
The MDA Show Of Strength Telethon raised over $52 million on Sunday.Bret Michaels took his support behind-the-scenes at the 2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon“It’s inspiring to see so many celebrities, musical artists and athletes join forces to help in our fight against muscle disease,” said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks. “We owe them our profound thanks, as we do our national and local sponsor partners, who care so deeply about the children and adults MDA serves. Of course, the encouraging progress we’re seeing in our quest for treatments and cures would not be possible without these sponsors’ as well as America’s generous support.”Highlights of the annual telethon included 2014 National Goodwill Ambassador Reagan Imhoff of New Berlin, Wis., opening the show alongside Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz. Wentz joined Reagan, 9, on the telethon stage after the band’s performance of their new single “Young Volcanoes,” at the top of the 2014 telethon.Grammy-winner and reality star LeAnn Rimes closed the show with her single “Give,” honoring MDA’s 60-year partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters.Additional performances during the nationally broadcast show included: American Authors singing their hit single “Best Day of My Life”; R&B artist Aloe Blacc performing “The Man”; platinum-selling artist Jason Derulo performing his new Gold single “Trumbets” from his album “Talk Dirty”; pop rock sensation R5 singing “(I Can’t) Forget About You”; Grammy-winning trio Rascal Flatts performing “My Wish”; country singer-songwriter Sara Evans performing her hit “A Little Bit Stronger”; folk and rock singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson performing his new single “Kinks Shirt”; and rock and reality star Bret Michaels performing the American classic “Sweet Home Alabama.”Introductions and appeals came from: Laila Ali; Tom Bergeron; ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser; Jann Carl; Charles Esten; Terry Fator; Kevin Frazier; Josh Groban; Ludacris; Susan Lucci; Ke$ha; Alyssa Milano; Nancy O’Dell; Victor Ortiz; Brad Paisley; Chris Powell; Jordin Sparks; and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.While the telethon has consistently enjoyed robust support from some of the biggest celebrities in show business, MDA says the real stars on the broadcast are the individuals and families served by MDA, including five families who shared their stories and gave the public a glimpse of what it means to live with a muscle disease during the 2014 broadcast.Bret Michaels took his support backstage during the show taping at the Hollywood Palladium to meet with families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association, which included an exclusive interview with blue carpet correspondent, and MDA’s National Goodwill Ambassador, 9-year old Reagan Imhoff of New Berlin, Wis.The charismatic third-grader left a big impression on Michaels, who was moved to pledge a $10,000 donation to Reagan on the blue carpet to help support MDA’s mission to save and improve lives of children and adults affected by muscle disease.Michaels, an avid motorcycle enthusiast, also let Reagan charm her way into nabbing a chance-of-a-lifetime motorcycle ride on one of his Harley-Davidson bikes at a later date. Click here to see the adorable blue carpet interview with Reagan and Bret.“I was really excited when I got asked to participate in the telethon this year because I truly believe in the lifesaving work that MDA does to help kids affected by muscle disease,” Michaels said. “I knew it was going to be a really special experience, but nothing prepared me for the moment I met Reagan. She reminded me of my youngest daughter and my heart melted as soon as she asked me to take her on a motorcycle ride. I would do anything to help these kids who fight courageously every day. I promised her a motorcycle ride and I can’t wait to make good on that promise.”As part of her role as MDA’s National Goodwill Ambassador, Reagan travels throughout the country (along with parents, Jenny and Joe) speaking to groups about MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of families like hers affected by muscle disease. Reagan has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement.Michaels’ relationship with MDA began last spring when he performed at the 27th annual Ride for Life in Bethlehem, Pa. and met with 14-year-old MDA Ambassador Bryson Foster. Bryson got the chance to interview the rock icon during a special meet-n-greet, which inspired Michaels to invite Bryson onstage for a special finale performance of classic hit “Nothin’ but a Good Time” later that evening.Michaels also made good on the #ALSIceBucketChallenge when Bryson, among many others, called out the rocker to take the challenge, which has raised millions for ALS research. Michaels took his challenge in a big way, from his record-breaking concert in Connecticut earlier this month. MDA has been fighting ALS for more than 60 years. The organization invests millions in research and services tied to ALS each year. See Bret’s Ice Bucket Challenge here.
Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter The first time Canadian actor Victor Garber met director James Cameron on the set of Titanic, the Canuck filmmaker lived up to his reputation for being intensely committed to the job.“When I got there, they put me through hair and makeup and I got into costume and was taken to a tank where James Cameron was in one of those underwater suits with a snorkel,” Garber, who played shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in the blockbuster film, recalled in a recent telephone interview.“I just saw this huge tank and all these people in it and it was just crazy,” he said of the epic set in Mexico. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement “The set was otherworldly. It was like being in, well, it was literally another world.”As Cineplex Entertainment gets set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the romance disaster – with screenings on Feb. 5 and Feb. 15 to launch its Classic Film Series – Garber still marvels at the experience.“It’s one of the things I’m recognized most for wherever I go,” said the London, Ont., native, whose credits also include the TV series Alias and The Flash, and the films Godspell and Argo.“For me, it’s amazing. I sort of have to pinch myself when I think about being involved with that movie because it was such a cult and huge success. That story is something that grabs, especially young kids.”And yet, Garber said he and his castmates – from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kate Winslet and Billy Zane – didn’t fully realize just how epic the film would be.
APTN National NewsA Canadian Human Rights case against the federal government will be heard in court this week.A First Nations child welfare complaint will go under a judicial review in Ottawa. The hearings begin Monday and will run to Wednesday.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.
31 March 2010The International Criminal Court (ICC) today granted the prosecutor’s request to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Kenya in post-election ethnic violence two years ago, when some 1,000 people were killed and 300,000 others forced to flee their homes. The International Criminal Court (ICC) today granted the prosecutor’s request to investigate crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Kenya in post-election ethnic violence two years ago, when some 1,000 people were killed and 300,000 others forced to flee their homes.Last November, prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo sought authorization to open an investigation into the violence after the disputed December 2007 polls in which President Mwai Kibaki was declared winner over opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is now Prime Minister. Earlier this month in a sealed list to the ICC he named 20 people he says were most responsible.“The information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed on Kenyan territory,” the ICC’s Pre-Trial Chamber II found in a majority decision of two to one issued in The Hague, where the court is based. “The majority moreover found that all criteria for the exercise of the Court’s jurisdiction were satisfied, to the standard of proof applicable at this stage.”Judge Hans-Peter Kaul, dissenting, held that the crimes in Kenya do not qualify as crimes against humanity under the jurisdictional ambit of the Rome Statute, which established the court, and which Kenya ratified in 2005.He concluded that there was no reasonable basis to believe that the crimes in Kenya were committed in an attack against a civilian population pursuant to or in furtherance of a policy stemming from a State or an organization, which he said was required by Article 7 of the Statute.The majority decision by Judges Ekaterina Trendafilova and Cuno Tarfusser cited the low threshold applicable at this stage of the proceedings. When he sought the authorization, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said Mr. Kibaki and Mr. Odinga, who agreed to serve in a power-sharing administration following the violence, had promised to cooperate with any investigation. “There is a reasonable basis to believe that the attacks against Kenyan civilians during the post-election violence constitute crimes against humanity under the ICC’s jurisdiction,” he said then.
From a business perspective, Mike and Miranda Auld stood toe to toe with motion picture monsters and never backed down.Owners of the last store dedicated primarily to video rental in Norfolk County, the Aulds recently announced that Super A Video located next to The Brick on Sydenham St. in Simcoe will close at the end of February.Other retailers may still offer video rentals as a small part of their business, but video rental was king for Super A.The store was originally opened in 1992 and was a place Mike Auld came to know quite well.“I used to work for (previous owner) Charanjit Virk when it first opened up, it was in the Simcoe Town Centre then,” he recalled during a telephone interview.The store closed briefly after moving across town, but Virk contacted Auld over 10 years ago asking if he was interested in reviving Super A. Mike and Miranda did just that in 2008.Super A may be on the way out, but it didn’t suffer the same fate as chains like Blockbuster though. Most video stores were killed off when Canadians began utilizing Netflix and other online subscription services to watch movies and shows, but business has remained steady at Super A.“I’m sure it affected us, but it wasn’t the thing that caused us to close,” Auld said.Auld suffered a stroke in 2017 and spent six months rehabbing in Brantford General Hospital.“It’s been hard to come back from that,” he admitted. “I’ve been trying to do therapy to be able to walk again and use my arm.”So what exactly kept Super A thriving at a time when most stores dedicated to movie and video rentals were going the way of the dodo bird? Well, customer service for one. Auld addresses folks by their first name. They also offer over 25,000 titles, including recent hits like A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, Christopher Robin and Deadpool 2.“I have a really, really large selection of what we call catalogue titles – all the big movies from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s,” said Auld.When asked what he’ll remember most about his time owning Super A, Auld doesn’t hesitate.“Oh it’s definitely the customers,” he said. “I’m going to miss my regular customers, I’ve got one standing in front of me right now waiting for this week’s shipment to come in.”As of right now, the store is selling all its movies/shows and will continue to do so until the end of the email@example.com
Although expressing fear about security at home, the Embera people said lack of their traditional foodstuffs and inadequate health services in the receiving communities compelled them to go back – despite the fact that authorities provided basic emergency assistance. They are among millions of people who have been displaced over the past 15 years by Colombia’s long-running civil war. “Precarious security conditions in the region of return are cause for deep concern because the irregular armed groups whose clashes caused the Embera to flee in the first place remain in the area,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva.“UNHCR has urged the Colombian authorities to give the utmost attention to the security of these Embera communities and has asked them to ensure the provision of promised aid, including building materials, seeds and boat repairs,” she added.UNHCR staff continues to monitor these groups, travelling to villages by boat on the Atrato River, she said.The agency has recently expressed serious concern over the impact of the war on indigenous communities. Thousands of indigenous people have been displaced and some of their leaders have been murdered or have disappeared. Earlier this month, UNHCR began a social project with local spiritual leaders to try to halt a spate of suicides among the young who were losing the will to live because of the war.Indigenous organizations say all of Colombia’s more than 80 indigenous groups are now at risk because of the conflict. Elders are particularly concerned that indigenous youth are vulnerable to recruitment by the country’s irregular armed groups.
BRUSSELS – The European Union cut its already low economic growth forecasts further on Tuesday, indicating the recovery will remain sluggish amid problems for the bigger countries, particularly France and Germany.The official forecast for growth this year in the 18-country eurozone was cut to 0.8 per cent from a prediction of 1.2 per cent made in the spring. Indicating little good was expected next year too, it reduced the 2015 prediction from 1.7 per cent to 1.1 per cent.“The situation in the euro area remains extremely fragile,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Unemployment in the currency union was forecast to decrease at a painfully slow rate — after 11.6 per cent this year, it is expected to dip to 11.3 per cent next year and 10.8 per cent in 2016.The broader 28-nation EU, which includes non-euro members like Britain and Sweden, was expected to grow 1.3 per cent this year from a previous 1.6 per cent forecast.To help speed up the recovery, EU Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the bloc should focus on spending on special projects, for which the EU Commission has a 300 billion euro ($375 billion) plan.He said the plan would be presented to the EU parliament before the end of the year. “There is a real sense of urgency.”The economic weakness stems in particular from a poor performance in Europe’s larger countries, with the exceptions of Spain and Britain.GERMANYThe EU Commission sees growth this year “coming to a stop in Germany after a very strong first quarter.”That is expected to be only temporary, however, with Europe’s largest economy forecast to grow again next year “with the support of a robust labour market, favourable financing conditions and improving external demand.” Unemployment is expected to be 5.1 per cent in 2014.Some say Germany should spend more to boost growth because it has the public finances to do so.Merkel acknowledged the need for more investment, but stressed that her government doesn’t believe it should be done “on credit” and defended her drive for budget discipline. “Public investment and private investment must go hand in hand,” she said.FRANCEFrance, Europe’s second biggest economy, has been under pressure for years to improve its performance but the EU said that growth is forecast to remain low in 2014 and 2015. Unemployment is seen increasing to 10.4 per cent this year.“Short-term indicators do not suggest that a firm recovery is imminent,” the EU report said.France has run into trouble with the EU over its high deficit. It should not expect quick turnaround. The EU predicts France’s budget deficit will continue to rise, hitting 4.7 per cent of GDP in 2016, to become the biggest in the eurozone.Finance Minister Michel Sapin said France must work together with its EU partners “to answer together a crucial question: how to regain, as quickly as possible, more growth and jobs.”BRITAINSo often an outsider in EU matters, Britain will be happy to keep to that role with better economic forecasts than most other countries.Its growth is forecast at 3.1 per cent this year and predicted to accelerate. Unemployment is set to stay on a downward trend, moving from 6.2 per cent this year to 5.5 per cent in 2016.CRISIS COUNTRIESMany of the countries that were hit hardest by the financial crisis, mostly in southern Europe, had mostly improved forecasts.Spain should see growth accelerate to 1.7 per cent next year, but joblessness would remain sky high at 24.8 per cent this year before dropping slightly. Greece is expected to return to growth with a 0.6 per cent expansion this year and 3.7 per cent in 2016, compared with a drop of 8.9 per cent in 2011.Ireland, which needed an international bailout ion 2010, is now set to become the fastest growing economy in the EU, with growth slated at 4.6 per cent this year.___Associated Press writers Geir Moulson in Berlin and Greg Keller in Paris contributed to this report.___Raf Casert can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rcasert AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Raf Casert, The Associated Press Posted Nov 4, 2014 3:39 am MDT EU slashes economic forecasts for due to weakness in France and Germany
The reserve was created in 1984 by the then-military government(BBC) Brazil’s government has abolished a vast national reserve in the Amazon to open up the area to mining.The area, covering 46,000 sq km (17,800 sq miles), straddles the northern states of Amapa and Para, and is thought to be rich in gold, and other minerals.The government said nine conservation and indigenous land areas within it would continue to be legally protected.But activists have voiced concern that these areas could be badly compromised.A decree from President Michel Temer abolished a protected area known as the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (Renca).Its size is larger than Denmark and about 30% of it will be open to mining.The mining and energy ministry says protected forest areas and indigenous reserves will not be affected.“The objective of the measure is to attract new investments, generating wealth for the country and employment and income for society, always based on the precepts of sustainability,” the ministry said in a statement. But opposition Senator Randolfe Rodrigues denounced the move as “the biggest attack on the Amazon of the last 50 years”, O Globo newspaper reported (in Portuguese).Maurício Voivodic, head of the conservation body WWF in Brazil, warned last month that mining in the area would lead to “demographic explosion, deforestation, the destruction of water resources, the loss of biodiversity and the creation of land conflict”.According to the WWF report, the main area of interest for copper and gold exploration is in one of the protected areas, the Biological Reserve of Maicuru.There is also said to be gold in the Para State forest, which lies within the area.The WWF says there is potential for conflict too in two indigenous reserves that are home to various ethnic communities living in relative isolation.WWF’s report said that a “gold rush in the region could create irreversible damage to these cultures”.“If the government insisted on opening up these areas for mining without discussing environmental safeguards it will have to deal with an international outcry.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBrazil revokes decree opening Amazon reserve to miningSeptember 26, 2017In “Regional”Indigenous people’s rights will be respected as development advances- Minister PersaudJuly 14, 2013In “Local News”Each region in Guyana should have protected areas – GrangerAugust 15, 2016In “latest news”
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram More than 80 women packed the Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture to attend an information day on breast cancer.Delivered entirely in Greece, the forum was designed especially for those affected by breast cancer from Greek-speaking backgrounds and included expert presentations by one Australia’s leading oncologists, Sydney based Professor John Boyages and Greek speaking social worker Voula Kallianis from Melbourne’s St Vincent’s Hospital. While the program informed many women of new medical breakthroughs and up-to-date information, there was a focus on addressing some of the common emotional, social and physical issues associated with a breast cancer diagnosis.Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) cultural diversity manager Mikayla Rose said women from culturally diverse backgrounds were missing out on vital information because of a lack of language specific resources.“Culturally and linguistically diverse communities have previously not been able to access information about breast cancer treatment and care in their own language,” she says.“We’re thrilled to have been able to provide these women and their families with vital information and support.”The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to meet and share with other Greek-speaking women who had been through a similar experience.Breast cancer survivor Marie Pandeloglou said she relished the opportunity to connect with other Greek speaking women who had also been through a breast cancer diagnosis.“It really made me feel like I was not alone in my breast cancer journey,” she said.For more information about BCNA’s cultural and linguistically diverse program visit www.bcna.org.au
Le plus grand bateau solaire du monde en escale à NouméaLe Tûranor Planetsolar est le plus grand bateau solaire au monde. Il s’était lancé pour un tour du monde le 27 septembre 2010 et, à mi-parcours, il fait escale à Nouméa, en Nouvelle-Calédonie.Le plus grand bateau solaire du mode en est à la moitié de son tour du monde. Le Suisse Raphaël Domjan, qui est le concepteur du projet explique avoir “à peu près 15.000 milles (30.000 kilomètres), depuis notre départ de Monaco le 27 septembre 2010, uniquement grâce à l’énergie solaire. Ce projet vise à démontrer qu’on peut préserver la planète, sans bouleverser nos façons de vivre. Le soleil nous apporte chaque jour mille trillions de kilowatt/heure et on dispose de la technologie”, ajoute-t-il.À lire aussiUn astronaute filme un sublime lever de soleil depuis l’espaceActuellement en escale à Nouméa, le Tûranor Planetsolar est arrivé hier soir des îles Tonga et repartira le 17 mai vers Brisbane, en Australie. France24 rappelle que ce catamaran, construit en Allemagne, fait 30 mètres de long sur 15 de large et est recouvert par 540 mètres carrés de panneaux solaires. Grâce à eux, le bateau peut atteindre la vitesse de pointe de neuf nœuds et celle de cinq nœuds en vitesse de croisière.L’ingénieur suisse espère, grâce à ce tour du monde, “donner une impulsion aux hommes politiques et aux industriels pour leur montrer la voie et amener un message positif”. L’arrivée du Tûranor est prévue en avril 2012 à Monaco.Le 12 mai 2011 à 19:01 • Emmanuel Perrin
‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on target Last week Nintendo fully unveiled their next-generation video game machine, the Nintendo Switch. If you want to learn all there is to learn about the device, as well as read some hands-on impressions, take a look at our story. We’ll wait.Is your hype through the roof now? Does waiting until March 3 to drop your $300 plus tax on the Switch sound impossible? Be patient. While you can’t play the Switch yet, you can make sure you can play it as soon as possible by pre-ordering.Normally, pre-ordering games is a bad idea. Publishers use pre-orders to make money on unfinished, unproven games while peddling garbage “collectors” merch. Plus, with digital distribution, there’s no real risk of a hot new game being hard to find. However, video game hardware is totally different. With hardware, it’s more likely than not stock will run out. Just look at the NES Classic. So make sure you get a Nintendo Switch on day one buy pre-ordering from these approved retailers on Nintendo’s website:AmazonBest BuyGameStopTargetWalmartIf the store you try to pre-order from runs out, don’t fret. Some may get new shipments after selling out their initial allotments. And if you’re in New York, also check out the Nintendo NYC store. Initial pre-orders there have surely run out, but of all places to receive frequent restocks, Nintendo’s flagship store is a safe bet. The Nintendo Switch is just weeks away. Make sure you get yours. The glory of New Donk City awaits!
Patrick Vieira defended his decision to not start David Villa as New York City FC cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win against Orlando City in the MLSNew York continued their unbeaten home run this season by with rookie Ismael Tajouri-Shradi netting a brace and Maximiliano Morález adding another to secure a 3-0 win at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday.A healthy Villa was left on the bench for the encounter and the New York captain was notably upset by Vieira’s decision.“Top players will never accept being on the bench. It’s why they had the career that they had,” said Vieira, according to the MLS website.“I think I have a really good relationship with David. We talk a lot and as a coach, I have to think about the team first before thinking about the individual. It’s a tough decision, but this is part of my job and David, Maxime [Chanot], all the players who are on the bench are not happy to be on the bench. I will be upset if I find out players on the bench are quite really happy.”Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The French coach is aware of the quality that Villa brings to the side.“David is David and he’s still one of the top strikers in this league and he’s going to score goals for us,” he said.“There’s no doubt about it.”The former Barcelona and Valencia star, who has scored eight league goals this season, came on for the final 25 minutes of the game.
The team lost 1-0 against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday in the first leg of the 2018-2019 Carabao Cup Semifinal.Andreas Christensen believes the 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur is just a small bump and the team can overturn the deficit.Both teams played in the first leg of the Carabao Cup Semifinal yesterday.“It was a tough result,” said the Danish defender to the club’s official website.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I felt as though, especially in the second half, we had a good spell in the game.”“We played good and had chances, and we probably feel as though we should have at least got a draw from it,” he commented.“I think it was a difficult one because when the flag goes up you think it’s offside, but at the same time they said to us they had to check it, because if it wasn’t offside then it was a penalty, so it was a difficult one.“It was shown to be offside having seen it now but we can’t do anything about it,” he explained.
Related Items:#Armstrongcelebrates10years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19, 2017 – Nassau – Nearly 10 years ago, Robert and Sabrina Knowles, working for others in IT, decided to take a risk. With two small children and a home office that barely fitted two desks, one phone and a few shelves, they launched their own company, Armstrong Technology.Today they operate Armstrong Technology and Consultants from a retail location on Madeira Street in Palmdale. Their offshoot online purchase and courier companies, Shop242.com and Ship242.com are based in a savvy online portal OneandDone and in a bricks and mortar location on Shirley Street. Most recently, that division of the business expanded, taking space in Armstrong’s Madeira location.“It’s been a decade of hard work, a few bumps along the way, but overall, a decade of dreams coming true,” said Mrs. Knowles who has been at the forefront of the business as her husband maintains a demanding consulting position with an international financial services agency, a contract he has retained for over 20 years.“We were nervous at first. We had talked about opening our own business because we could see services that people needed, not just big businesses and government offices that were being served by the big guys, but individuals who needed repairs to a desktop, memory or software added or upgraded, data security systems installed and maintained, data backed up at an independent physical or virtual site,” said Mrs. Knowles. “No one was really paying attention to the little guy and we knew there was a need and a market. Almost from the day we started in our little 100 square foot home office, we knew we were filling that gap in the market with technology repairs and service at a price the ordinary person could afford.”Identifying the need paid off. Within six months, they had to move to larger space and a few years later, to even larger space.“We outgrew our second location in no time and had to move again,” said Mrs. Knowles. “That’s when we opened on Madeira Street.”Now they have 13 employees between the retail shop and offices here and in Miami and they are planning to move the online store to a larger location with more parking.“All of our businesses are aimed at a single end goal – to make life easier for the client,” said Mrs. Knowles, who holds a degree in Computer Technology and worked in banking and data processing. “You don’t have to move from your desk or couch to pay BPL, Cable, Water & Sewerage online. So why should you have to move if you want to order technology equipment or pencils and paper cups for your office. That is how shop242.com got started and then we expanded to basic home goods. Since the portal, OneandDone, was refined business has been good and it keeps growing so we are very excited about that.”The two small children who ran around their legs in the original home office are now 16 and 11.“We hope that one of the lessons we have taught them is that you can make it on your own in a competitive environment if you deliver what you promise and are willing to work hard and keep going even when there are hurdles to overcome,” said Mrs. Knowles. “We compare it to the sports that both of our children play and say it’s all about team work in the end. They will be with us when we blow out the candles on the 10-year anniversary cake .”#Armstrongcelebrates10years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida man accused of using 27 fraudulent credit cards to pump gas appeared in court, Friday morning.Police took 30-year-old Ariel Gamboa Yin into custody at the Shell station located 1492 South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables, Thursday morning.Investigators said Gamboa Yin was able to use two of the fraudulent credit cards to fill a large gas tank hidden in the bed of his 2006 Ford F-350 truck.He was charged with 27 counts of possession of fraudulent credit cards, one count in trafficking in counterfeit credit cards, one count of unlawful conveyance of fuel and one count of petit theft.Gamboa Yin is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $25,500 bond.His truck was impounded.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Email ‘Pete Tong Ibiza Classics’ Headed To L.A. pete-tong-unites-ibiza-classics-symphony-orchestra-special-la-show Twitter Facebook News Pete Tong Unites Ibiza Classics, Symphony Orchestra For Special L.A. Show The British DJ will unite classic dance music with a symphony orchestra for a new 8-date tour of the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.Brian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 13, 2017 – 12:02 pm British DJ and BBC Radio 1 on-air personality Pete Tong has put together a special treat for fans of classic dance music around the world. His show, Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, will embark on an 8-date tour of Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. this November, with a key stop at L.A.’s historic Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 9.The show will see the so-called “global ambassador of house music” spinning a playlist of some of the most iconic and formative classic dance tracks of all time, all the while accompanied by the 65-piece Heritage Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.Tong has been a mainstay DJ in London and Ibiza since the early 2000s, and a veteran of the scene since the early 80s. His symphonic presentation of ‘Ibiza Classics’ promises, “the union of orchestral music and iconic dance tracks,” in a format that he has already leveraged to sell out numerous stadium gigs in the U.K. and led to an official album release that took the No. 1 spot atop the U.K. albums chart.Tickets for the Nov. 9 show at the Hollywood Bowl, the show’s only stateside stop, are on sale now.’American Dream’ Grab No. 1 Chart Spot For LCD SoundsystemRead more
“It is a concern because the bug was found locally, but it was one person in all of the Valley and although we may expect more cases to occur, it does raise a lot of red flags meaning that we have to run around scared worrying that we’re going to get the Zika virus,” Cha explained. “It’s not on my list of worries for the day or for the year.”There are no advisories yet for pregnant women to avoid the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where the Zika patient lives. That could change if more cases crop up or if tests of mosquitoes turn out positive for the virus.“What happened in Florida is there was sustained local transmission,” said Cameron County Health Authority James Castillo, MD. “So, they were seeing case after case after case after case where people were acquiring it in specific neighborhoods. That has not occurred here. If it got to to that same level as you would see in South Florida, I would imagine similar kinds of recommendations.”James Castillo, MD, is the Cameron County Health Authority. CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOThat means pregnant women might at some point be advised to avoid neighborhoods where there are clusters of Zika cases.Unlike in other outbreak areas like Brazil and Puerto Rico, most people in this far South Texas community have screens and air conditioning and access to bug repellent. They aren’t exposed to mosquitoes 24 hours a day. Those factors should keep the threat of the spread of Zika low. Castillo says it’s manageable, which is good news.But in this sub-tropical climate mosquitoes breed year-round, so Castillo believes the Rio Grande Valley will be living with Zika for some time.Harlingen Obstetrics & Gynecology delivered 1500 babies last year. CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO“What we can expect is these periodic episodes, sporadic episodes, over many years,” Castillo asserted. “With a new illness like this, how exactly do you proceed is the question? Obviously, if a woman who’s pregnant presents with symptoms of Zika, even a couple of them for example a fever and a rash, definitely testing would be indicated.”Some 80 percent of people with the virus show no symptoms. Even before the recent Zika case, health officials in counties along the border have tried to be proactive. They’ve urged pregnant women with two Zika-related symptoms to get tested. Share Copyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM. WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIODaisy Garcia of Harlingen listens to her unborn baby’s heartbeat.Doctors in the Rio Grande Valley have stepped up their observation of pregnant women following the first suspected case of locally-transmitted Zika. Zika is a virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies. Cameron County obstetricians are urging their patients to take extra precautions.A statue of mother and baby graces the entrance of the Harlingen Obstetric and Gynecology office. CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIODaisy Garcia of Harlingen loves the part of the prenatal visit where she gets to hear her unborn baby’s heartbeat. The 26-year-old is expecting her second son in February. The fact that a woman in Cameron County caught the Zika virus most likely from a local mosquito is not news this pregnant woman wanted to hear.“At first I was concerned,” Garcia said. “Now a little more that they’ve discovered it here close by. I’ve just been using mosquito repellent and not going outside when there are too many mosquitoes.Garcia is under the care of Harlingen Obstetrics and Gynecology….a large practice that delivered 1,500 babies last year. There are a lot of babies being born in the Rio Grande Valley, where a young, fertile population gave birth to more than 7,000 babies last year.“The majority of babies are born very healthy to healthy mothers and that’s what we want,” stated Carol Jane Cha, MD, who works at the Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Clinic in Harlingen. She often advises young couples having babies. Right now, she’s not overly concerned about Zika.Carol Jane Cha, MD, works at Valley Baptist Family Practice Residency Clinic. CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO
If you’re thinking of picking up a copy of Diablo III today in order to spend your entire weekend burning through the game (which can be done in 12 hours and 29 minutes), it might be wise to purchase a boxed copy.Gamers picking up a digital version of the game have been hit with some rather severe restrictions for anything up to 3 days. The issue, according to Blizzard, is one of payment clearance.In an attempt to limit credit card fraud, Blizzard imposes a number of gameplay restrictions until your payment had been verified. In a lot of cases that only takes a few hours, but it can take up to 3 days.The limits effectively make you play under the same restrictions as the Starter Edition. It means you can’t progress past Act I, and your character won’t be able to go beyond a level 13 cap. You also can’t access either auction house, can’t trade or drop items, and can’t chat in public game channels.The over-the-top restrictions were switched on when the 1.03 patch was launched, and Blizzard has admitted it needs to sort out the Level 13 cap and Act I limitations. The other restrictions will remain in place for the first 72 hours or until the payment clears, whichever happens first.There’s no ETA on when Blizzard will sort this problem out, so if you want a restriction-free Diablo III experience just buy the digital version 3 days ahead of when you intend to have a serious play session. That way, your payment will definitely be verified.Unfortunately for Blizzard it’s just another negative surrounding the release of Diablo III. Players are still having trouble accessing the game in some regions, there’s slowdown if your Internet connection isn’t great, and there’s a backlash from gamers concerning the online DRM, which has lead to Blizzard issuing refunds in South Korea.Read more at Kotaku
Kolkata: Veteran photo journalist Nemai Ghosh breathed his last at SSKM Hospital on Wednesday morning.He was 84-years-old and was suffering from old-age related ailments.Ghosh came in touch with Satyajit Ray when he was shooting Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne in 1968. Ghosh captured various moods of Ray during the shoot, while writing the scripts of his films, or sitting on his piano to prepare the musical scores.Ghosh’s last exhibition in Kolkata was held in May, in connection with Ray’s 97th birth anniversary.