Wellington City Office will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday – City Offices and services will be closed on Monday ~ January 20th.  The following schedule will be in place for refuse:The Transfer Station will be closed on Monday January 20, 2014.Monday’s commercial pick-up will occur on Tuesday ~ January 21, 2014.last_img read more


Suns 115; Warriors 111: Klay Thompson calls out Warriors fans

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The night began with the Warriors determined they would sharpen their championship habits. The night ended with the Warriors showing some cracks in that championship armor.The Warriors lost to the Phoenix Suns, 115-111, on Sunday at Oracle Arena, snapping an 18-game winning …last_img


FAQ: Your New Geocaching Account Settings

first_imgHow do I access my Account Settings?See that gear icon in the upper right corner? Click it! You will be magically transported to the new and improved Account Settings tabs page.What happened to my avatar/profile photo?To make life just a little bit simpler, we’ve combined the Avatar and Profile images into one image (to rule them all, ahem) that will display universally across Geocaching.com. In other words, your current Avatar image will become the one image displayed on Geocaching.com and will be referred to as “Profile Image.” Going forward, we will not store images other than the current Profile image. This means that when you upload a new image as your Profile photo, the previous image will no longer be saved on Geocaching.com.Where did all my stored Profile/Avatar images go?Profile/Avatar images stored prior to the Account Settings redesign will be available via the link next to your current Profile image. We suggest that you download these images from Geocaching.com as we may discontinue storing them in the future.How can I display larger images on my Profile now that the Profile image only supports smaller sizes?You can add larger images to your Bio box, located under the Profile Information tab. You will need to use HTML and use tags. Example: Where should information like my name, address, and occupation go, now that it’s removed from the new Account Settings page?To make Account Settings as easy to use as possible, we’re going for simplicity. You are still welcome to display your name, address, occupation, and whatever else you like on your Profile (as long as it’s appropriate of course!). You can do so in the Bio box.Where can I customize my Geocaching.com experience to my location and language?Under the Preferences tab, you can select your preferred language, time zone, and distance units. We’ve added many more time zones and date format options so you can localize your geocaching experience wherever you are in the world. Note: We removed the Daylight Savings Time checkbox, as the time zones now automatically account for this.How can I edit my publicly displayed statistics?Great question. You will now be able to edit statistics as they appear on your Public Profile directly from http://www.geocaching.com/my/statistics.aspx.What happened to List Newest in [state]?Our Account Settings page no longer supports this feature. We are working hard to improve other features on the website that will be able to serve up this information more efficiently. In the meantime, you can go to the Advanced Search page, select “By Country/Province”, and then select the country and province of interest to you. You can bookmark the results to have easy access to the same search. Link to Advanced Search: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspxWhy can’t I see my GPS listed anymore?We have not updated the “Your GPS” section for quite some time. If you would like to see reviews about a GPS or smartphone, there are many other websites out there that specialize in providing this content.How do I add friends on Geocaching.com?You will still be able to add/remove/view friends from the “View Your Friends” link on http://www.geocaching.com/my/default.aspx and “Your Friends” located under “Quick View”Can I update my Account information from my mobile device?Shucks, we’re glad you asked. And the answer is: YES! The Account Settings tabs page was designed to look great in a mobile browser.I don’t want to see other players’ profile images in geocache logs. How do I turn them off?Under the Preferences tab, you will need to uncheck the box “Show other geocachers’ profile images in logs.”Other noteworthy changes:Basic members can now change their Forum titleRemoved Online Presence and Instant MessengerRemoved Forum Signature and Profile previewsRemoved ability to toggle off Recently Viewed CachesView in German. SharePrint RelatedCheck out Geocaching.com’s new look!March 25, 2015In “Geocaching tools”Latest addition to the Dashboard and Profile makes this project a wrapDecember 19, 2017In “News”Inside HQ: Take a Tour of the New Message CenterJuly 7, 2015In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


Ayodhya split on predictable lines

first_imgThe Supreme Court verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute has left the people of Ayodhya divided on predictable lines. The Hindu populace celebrated the order but it triggered a sense of dejection among the Muslim community of Faizabad-Ayodhya.The contrasting moods could be gauged as one walked through the different localities of the heavily guarded district on Saturday.The Hindu population of the town and district welcomed the judgment as vindication of their religious beliefs and expressed the hope that the construction of a Ram temple would augur a new wave of development. The minority community, while honouring the court decision, felt it had failed to deliver justice to them.A home for Ram LallaIn the vicinity of the disputed site, several members of the Hindu community rejoiced in the streets, chanting “Jai Shri Ram!” and distributed sweets. Ramji Nigam, who has a shoe shop near the Hanuman Garhi temple, burst into cheers as soon as the verdict flashed on his TV screen. “All of Ayodhya’s troubles will now disappear,” he said. “Justice has happened.”Prakash Gaud,who sells puja items near the makeshift Ram temple, said, a Ram Mandir would provide a big boost to business. “More people will now start coming to Ayodhya. I feel personally happy too. Now Ram Lalla will move from a tent to his rightful palace,” he said.As most of the areas in the vicinity of the disputed site were barricaded and vehicle entry barred, the civilian presence was noticeably thin. However, darshan (paying obeisance) went on as usual at the main temples with devotees trickling in through the day.Several Hindus, while expressing satisfaction at the verdict, also felt it was a sensible to award an alternate land to the Muslim side.Across town, the Purani Sabzi Mandi, a densely-populated locality in the heart of Faizabad wore a deserted look with Muslims preferring to keep their shops and stores shut as a precaution. The feast to be organised on the occasion of Barawafat (the birthday of Prophet Mohammad) on Sunday was cancelled as a gesture of mourning.Mohammad Ahmed, a clothes trader, was one of the few persons walking around the empty and silent lanes. While expressing disappointment at the verdict, he, however, said it came with the bargain of peace. “If the decision was other way round, there would have been a lot of bloodshed,” he reasoned.Mohammad Shariq, who owns a lock shop in Raqabganj, said the verdict was based on “faith” rather than a title suit but accepted it as a reality of being a member of a ‘minority’.“The moment I heard on the television that five acres would be given to Muslims for a mosque, I shut the news. Tears rolled down my face,” Mr. Shariq said. Like many Muslims The Hindu spoke to, Mr. Shariq also said the court case about the land where the Babri Masjid stood till December 6, 1992, was a matter of “justice” and not religion for them. They argued that if the apex court had divided the disputed land equally between the two main sides, that would have been more acceptable to them.last_img read more


BMTA Referee Manager Position

first_imgThe purpose of this position is to oversee and coordinate all referee aspects at BMTA.  This position is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and management of referees, referee programs and associated initiatives within the association.   The primary duty of this role is to co-ordinate and allocate referees to BMTA competition games.Primary outcomes of this role are to:1. Increase the quantity of active referees at BMTA2. Increase the quality of referees at BMTA.3. Increase the quantity of BMTA referees suitable for selection to elite levels, programs4. Improve the administrative and management efficiencies regarding referees.5. Build a cohesive, inclusive culture within the refereeing fraternity at BMTAClosing Date – Monday, 16 February 2009Further information is attached or you can visit the BMTA website – www.bmta.com.aulast_img read more


10 months agoValencia coach Marcelino wants to send Batshuayi back to Chelsea

first_imgValencia coach Marcelino wants to send Batshuayi back to Chelseaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia want to cut short the loan of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi.AS says the decision was made a month ago, with the Belgian failing to convince coach Marcelino and Los Che directors.Batshuayi had joined Valencia on a season-long loan, with a permanent option of €35m. But now VCF want to send him back to Chelsea next month.They paid €3m for the 12-month loan.The decision is being driven by Marcelino, who wants a more mobile and aggressive centre-forward to lead his attack. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img


10 months agoOFF! Crystal Palace pull out of deal for Liverpool striker Solanke

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say OFF! Crystal Palace pull out of deal for Liverpool striker Solankeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have pulled out of their deal for Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke.BBC Sport reports Solanke’s proposed loan move to Crystal Palace is off because of concerns over his fitness.Palace manager Roy Hodgson confirmed the 21-year-old was a target for the January transfer window on Sunday.But Solanke has not made a first-team appearance for Liverpool this season and was ruled out of recent matches because of a muscle problem.Palace need a striker who is available to play immediately. last_img


Maersk to Split Transport and Energy Businesses

first_imgzoom Danish shipping and energy conglomerate A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S  has decided to reorganise its portfolio of businesses into two independent divisions; an integrated Transport & Logistics division and an Energy division, following a three-month strategic review.The group’s Transport & Logistics division will consist of Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Damco, Svitzer and Maersk Container Industry, based on a one company structure with multiple brands. The Energy division will consist of Maersk Oil, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Supply Service and Maersk Tankers.Going forward, the group’s main growth focus ”will be delivering best in class transportation and logistics services as an integrated Transport & Logistics company.””Building on the Group’s unique position within container transport and port operations, and significant position in supply chain management and freight forwarding, Transport & Logistics will leverage its leading position through new product offerings, digitalised services and individualised customer solutions,” Maersk said in an announcement.Board of Directors expects that the group’s oil and oil related businesses will require different solutions for future development including separation of entities individually or in combination from A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S in the form of joint-ventures, mergers or listing. Depending on market development and structural opportunities, the objective is to find solutions for the oil and oil related businesses within 24 months, Maersk said.Maersk believes that this move will ensure focus on driving synergies and developing new products and services in Transport & Logistics, as well as focus on separately developing structured solutions for the company’s oil and oil related businesses.“The industries in which we are operating are very different, and both face very different underlying fundamentals and competitive environments. Separating our transport and logistics businesses and our oil and oil related businesses into two independent divisions will enable both to focus on their respective markets. This will increase the strategic flexibility by enhancing synergies between businesses in Transport & Logistics, while ensuring the agility to pursue individual strategic solutions for the oil and oil related businesses,” A.P. Møller – Maersk’s Chairman of the Board, Michael Pram Rasmussen, said.last_img read more


Faced with global warming aviation aims to turn green

A computer generated image of the hybrid-electric regional aircraft being developed by Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing that could enter service as soon as in 2022. Explore further Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040 Citation: Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green (2018, April 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-global-aviation-aims-green.html Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies, helping the industry cope with an expected boom in travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Many people say that we must get rid of air transport because we will never be able to deal with emissions and noise, but this is an outdated approach,” said Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen, who recently hosted an aviation conference in Oslo.Norway, the largest oil and gas producer in western Europe, is paradoxically a pioneer in the field of electric transport. The Nordic nation aims for all new vehicle registrations to be zero emission by 2025 and launched a first electric ferry in early 2015.After land and water, the northern kingdom is now turning to the sky with the goal of electrifying all short haul flights in just over 20 years.”In my mind, there is no doubt: by 2040 Norway will be operating totally electric,” said Dag Falk-Petersen, head of the country’s public airport operator, Avinor. Tesla of the skies?Air transportation’s impact on global warming is estimated at around five percent through CO2 emissions and other substances, including nitrogen oxide and water vapour.As the number of air passengers is expected to almost double by 2036 to 7.8 billion per year, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) projections, aviation’s impact is on a course to increase substantially if nothing is done.Meanwhile, the airline industry aims to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2050 from 2005 levels.While the international umbrella group Climate Action Network (CAN) says these goals are unrealistic, some airlines are beginning to look at electric-powered aircraft as an answer.The small regional carrier Wideroe Airlines, operating in Norway’s far north, plans to renew its fleet of twin-engine Bombardier Dash 8 planes with electric-powered aircraft by 2030. “Aircraft producers see that they have to do it because otherwise there will be a new Tesla taking their positions,” said Falk-Petersen, referring to how the upstart US electric car manufacturer has shaken up the traditional automobile industry. Both of the major manufacturers of large passenger aircraft, Airbus and Boeing, are exploring the viability of electric planes. “One of the biggest challenges is electricity storage,” Glenn Llewellyn, general manager for electrification at Airbus, told AFP. As with cars, the performance of batteries is a critical element, with the added problem that they are heavier than fuel and carrying them into the air is the most-energy intensive part of the flight.”But at the same time battery technology is probably the technology in the world which has the most investment. So it will evolve,” added Llewellyn.’Any place in the world’Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing, meanwhile plans to bring a 12-seat hybrid plane to the market by 2022.”The price that we’re targeting is very much in line with the current aircraft but the operation cost is just a fraction, it’s literally 60 to 70 percent lower than an equivalent aircraft in operation right now,” said the startup’s founder Matt Knapp.The expected lower operating costs of electric planes, both due to cheap electricity and simpler motors, means that the highly competitive airline industry could end up adopting them quickly.Airbus offered several years ago updated aircraft with 15 percent fuel savings, and as jet fuel is a major cost for airlines, they quickly placed orders for thousands as they tried to get ahead of rivals.The transition to electric could also provide another advantage: they are much quieter, meaning they may win exceptions to restrictions imposed due to noise near residential areas.Combined with the fact that electric planes don’t need such long runways, they could be used at some smaller airports close to city centres.Avinor said switching to electric would also help airlines avoid any climate change related penalties that regulators could impose, such as higher taxes and flying restrictions.Norway sees itself as a good test bed for electric planes.”There are a lot of issues to deal with, with icy conditions, with heavy winds,” says Widero CEO Stein Nilsen. “But if we can do that here in Norway, I’m certain that this air plane will cope with any conditions in any place in the world.” © 2018 AFP Zunum Aero hopes that cheaper operating costs will entice airlines to go electric Airbus aims to develop a hybrid model called E-Fan X, and has teamed up with British engine maker Rolls Royce and German industrial group Siemens. 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