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US wine sales boost Constellation

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Sportradar extends data deal with FantasyPros

first_img Sports data and content provider Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with daily fantasy sports tips platform FantasyPros, covering the supply of real-time data across all major US sports.FantasyPros will continue to utilize Sportradar’s real-time data on its properties for content analysis, insights, and matchup breakdowns to help players improve their fantasy sports performance.The extension will also enable FantasyPros to use the data to develop new tools and content for BettingPros, the sports betting arm of its business that launched in 2018BettingPros offers consensus sports betting picks from experts, as well as tools such as accuracy ratings, consensus picks, daily articles, and sports betting alerts. Each tool will now be integrated with Sportradar data.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Email Address Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation DFS DFS Sportradar extends data deal with FantasyPros Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Fantasy Sports Sports data and content provider Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with daily fantasy sports tips platform FantasyPros, covering the supply of real-time data across all major US sports. 9th July 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

ICC T20 World Cup: ICC mulling over expanding T20 World Cup…

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – May 14, 2021 CricketLatest Sports NewsWTC Final Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Grammar With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoAlso Read: ICC T20 World Cup: Fate of hosting T20 WC in India to be decided in JulyICC T20 World Cup expansion: Unlike other sports like rugby and football, cricket hasn’t been welcoming to inclusivity. From 16 teams in 2007 50-over World Cup, the ICC has gradually reduced the number of participating teams — 14 in 2011 to 10 teams in 2015 and 2019. The argument has been that the broadcasters prefer a shorter tournament with fewer one-sided matches.However, the talks of including the T20 format in the Olympics has pushed the ICC to look for the global development of the game, signalling the expansion. The so-called “Big Three” of the cricket world, the BCCI (India), ECB (England) and Cricket Australia have not been keen on expanding the format and have opposed Olympics inclusion. But in recent times, the BCCI has changed its stance with the ECB also giving it a green signal.Also Read: ICC T20 World Cup: Lasith Malinga confirms plans to come back for Sri Lanka in T20Is, World CupICC T20 World Cup expansion: More power and money to associate membersUntil 2017, the Big Three controlled the sport with their influence over the game due to the presence of a majority of the cricket-watching audience. But a move from the ICC saw them losing little influence with the decrease in central pool money. Instead, associate members and other cricket boards from smaller nation received a shot in the arm with an increase in money from the central pool. In line with that, expansion of the ICC T20 World Cup and inclusion of cricket in the Olympics will help the associate members to have financial stability, ESPNCricinfo reported.For more sports updates, follow us at and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. Cricket F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Cricket TAGSICCICC T20 World CupICC T20 world cup 2024ICC T20 World Cup expansion SHARE Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final Cricket Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (14 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News ICC T20 World Cup expansion: International Cricket Council (ICC) mulling over expanding T20 WC to 20 teams from 2024 to develop the game ICC T20 World Cup expansion: In a major overhaul for ICC T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering a move that could see the 2024 edition featuring 20 teams instead of 16 in the present format. As per reports, the 20 teams would be divided into four groups of five teams each in the league phase. While the ICC has seen the shorter format as the driver for the sport’s growth, objection from few national cricket boards has been the deterrent. But now, ICC is adamant about expanding the tournament with Olympics being a major reason.However, the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and 2022 will remain in their current 16-team format. The 2021 edition is scheduled to be played in India in October, while the 2022 chapter will be hosted by Australia. Apart from the shorter format, ICC is also considering expansion for the 50-over World Cup from the current 10 to 14 in the upcoming years although it is unlikely that the 2023 WC will see the expansion. 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New Orleans church, home to ‘murder board,’ eyes new tribute…

first_imgNew Orleans church, home to ‘murder board,’ eyes new tribute to victims in stars on ceiling Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Though far from a good year, 2019 was a statistically better year for New Orleans, Louisiana: The city recorded 119 homicides, the fewest in nearly 50 years, further distancing itself from its reputation just a decade ago as the unofficial “murder capital” of the United States.But the recent decrease in deaths has not alleviated the human toll that violence, particularly gun violence, takes each year on the people of New Orleans. They still are murdered at a higher rate than residents of all but three other major U.S. cities. Their deaths still leave holes in the lives of surviving loved ones and the community.And their names continue to be added to the “murder board” at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. Since 2007, the congregation has maintained and updated this memorial list outside the church in the city’s Tremé neighborhood just north of the French Quarter. The memorial now contains more than a thousand names of people killed in and near the city, and even with homicides decreasing, more than 100 new names are posted each year.“That’s still an intolerable amount,” the Rev. Bill Terry, rector of St. Anna’s, told Episcopal News Service by phone. “We have a large part of our community that lives in a deep longing and a deep and profound sadness,” he said, and the church’s lament for that loss of life transcends any public policy success extolled by government leaders.The permanent memorial at St. Anna’s, covering a fence next to the church, lists each victim’s name, age, date of death and method – “shot” is the most common – but it only covers 2007 to 2012 because the congregation ran out of room on the fence. So, the current year’s homicide victims are written in marker on a separate board attached to a nearby church wall. The congregation envisions a new memorial large enough to commemorate all the victims, by representing them as a sky full of stars on the ceiling inside the church.Joel Dyer calls it “Stargazers.” He is the local artist who came up with the idea for the new memorial and now is trying to raise money to install it at St. Anna’s, where he has been a parishioner for most of the past decade. The ceiling of the nave and sanctuary would be painted blue, and 2 1/2-inch gold stars would be arranged in a grid, with enough estimated room to memorialize up to 5,000 murder victims.“I thought ‘Stargazers’ would imply a little hope,” Dyer, 74, said in an interview with ENS, adding, “our hope is to keep our kids off that ceiling.”Artist Joel Dyer, a parishioner at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, sketched the design on the left for a future Stargazers’ tribute to murder victims, which would be displayed on the ceiling of the church, shown in the photo on the right provided by Luigi Mandile.One star will shine particularly bright in the eyes of this diverse congregation on Esplanade Avenue. Robert Atkins, 21 years old when he was shot and killed on Oct. 20, 2016, grew up attending the church and had served as an acolyte since he was 5 – a “perfect little boy,” his mother, Althea Atkins-McCall, remembered in a phone interview.Robert Atkins, 21, was shot and killed in October 2016, less than two weeks after this photo was taken while he was attending his mother’s wedding at St. Anna’s. Photo courtesy of Althea Atkins-McCallThe connection between her family and St. Anna’s goes beyond a name on a memorial. “It’s a little deeper for me because we actually were very much involved in the church,” Atkins-McCall said, and though she now lives in Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge, she still has “just a great appreciation for the level of commitment that Father Terry has for the community and the members of his church.”Atkins’ murder remains unsolved, and his mother is grateful for ways “of keeping my son’s name alive.” Though his killing was too recent to be included on the permanent list at St. Anna’s, Atkins-McCall donated a bench in his name that was installed next to the sidewalk in front of the church memorial, so anyone who visits can sit in contemplation and remembrance.Terry had only been rector at St. Anna’s a couple years when Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow to New Orleans in 2005. Once a city of nearly 500,000 people, New Orleans lost more than half its population in Katrina’s aftermath as it struggled with recovery efforts, but the number of homicides remained high. When murders reached 209 in 2007, the city’s estimated per capita murder rate topped that of any other major American city.Early in 2007, thousands of people marched in New Orleans to protest the killings and what they saw as public officials’ inadequate response. After the march, Terry began talking to a deacon about what St. Anna’s could do. They came up with the idea of publicly naming each of the victims, and “we’ve really been doing that ever since,” Terry said.In addition to writing the names on a display outside the church, St. Anna’s began incorporating a reading of the latest victims’ names into Sunday services, which typically draw about 120 worshippers. Church staff members scour local media outlets each week for reports of killings and follow up with authorities to obtain information about the victims.Other churches asked to receive the names compiled by St. Anna’s, and now the lists are sent out every week by email, usually on Thursdays. They include people killed outside the city limits, in communities that are part of greater New Orleans.The church is “literally on the border between two worlds,” Terry said, between some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods and those struggling with deep poverty. That intersection is reflected in the congregation, which Terry said includes parishioners from a mix of backgrounds, many of them middle-class or low-income residents.Crime is driven by a range of factors, and fluctuations in crime rates defy easy explanations. Terry, though, noted that extreme poverty, an affordable housing shortage and limited job opportunities continue to plague New Orleans, and the local black community, which had made up a significant majority of city residents, has been greatly diminished since Katrina.The “murder board” at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church is only big enough to fit the hundreds of names of homicide victims from 2007 to 2012. The church is looking for a long-term solution to memorialize all the victims since 2007. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe church regularly gets visitors to the homicide memorial. Terry recalls a police sergeant who spent about 15 minutes one day looking over the names before approaching the rector in tears: “I saw four of my high school friends on your murder board,” he said.Mere numbers can dehumanize crime victims, Terry said, and “most of these people live in poverty. They have no memorials.” He thinks simply sharing their names is a step toward giving them some dignity in death, though the congregation doesn’t stop there. St. Anna’s also supports neighborhood children and their families through its Anna’s Place program, and it is raising money now for an ambitious expansion of those efforts called the Dodwell House.“The ‘murder board’ is a memorial. It’s a public spiritual statement to the world that life maters. But that’s not good enough,” Terry said. “We have to become disrupters in cycles of violence, so the Gospel begins to take shape in the community.”As the “murder board” grew to include more than a thousand names, the list stretched across the church’s fence, eventually running out of room. Terry said one option the congregation is considering is to reinstall the permanent memorial so it is configured to fit nearly 3,000 names, but that still would only hold the names of victims through 2017. The longer-term solution is the Stargazers project.The ceiling of the church is large enough to accommodate stars for all the victims since 2007. Plans also include a computer kiosk, so visitors can search victims’ names and find where on the ceiling each victim’s memorial star is displayed.And there will be room for the memorial to expand as more residents of the New Orleans area succumb to deadly violence.“It can be discouraging because it’s so common,” Atkins-McCall said.Her family was fortunate in many ways. She and her family immigrated to the United States from Guyana in 1989 and settled in New Orleans, where her mother made sure they attended church, first at Christ Church Cathedral and then at St. Anna’s.Robert Atkins, left, poses for a photo with the Rev. Bill Terry at St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, where Terry presided at the wedding of Atkins’ mother. Atkins had been active in the congregation for most of his childhood. Photo courtesy of Althea Atkins-McCall“We had this very strong Christian-based upbringing,” she said, and she instilled the same in her son, who was born in 1995.Robert Atkins was “everything you wanted in a kid,” she said, but tragedy struck early in his life. His father, who had been Atkins-McCall’s high school sweetheart, was shot and killed a few months after their son’s first birthday.Despite that loss, Robert grew into a gifted student who loved art and football, his mother said, and St. Anna’s “became home and became part of our family.”Atkins was taking a break from college in 2016 and working an overnight security job when he was murdered. He would call his mother after getting home from his shift, and when he didn’t call that morning, she grew worried. Later that day, she learned from his girlfriend that he had been shot in a car, pushed into the street and left for dead.The killing was all the more jarring because it came at a time of celebration: Less than two weeks earlier, Robert Atkins had been all smiles while attending his mother’s wedding at St. Anna’s. Terry, who presided at the wedding, later led a candlelight vigil with the family at the scene of Atkins’ murder.Atkins-McCall still holds out hope that police will find who killed her son, and she sometimes checks in with investigators, to see if they have any new information and to remind them that she still wants answers.When she gets discouraged, she looks back on her son’s last Instagram post, which she said seemed both to foreshadow his death and to show that his faith remained strong. The photo appeared to be of a page from a Christian devotional, leading with the sentence, “You are on the right path.”“I’m behind you Lord!” Atkins wrote in the post. “You gotta trust him and trust yourself. Your time is NEAR.”“He was an awesome kid,” Atkins-McCall said. “Whatever God placed him here to do, it was accomplished.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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WATCH: Raw footage of those Bulls fans fighting in the stands

first_imgWednesday Mar 4, 2020 WATCH: Raw footage of those Bulls fans fighting in the stands Earlier this week images from a fight that broke out in Loftus Versfeld were circulated, with a number of fans scrapping in the stands. We’ve now got video footage, showing the ugly scenes as they unfolded. ADVERTISEMENTAn argument occurred during the Bulls’ 24-39 loss to the Jaguares on Saturday, and while the match continued, chaos erupted in the stands, in scenes that are as baffling as they are unpleasant to watch.There is reportedly an investigation going on to find out exactly what happened, but several fans were removed from the stadium, as the Bulls union emphasized that they have a zero-tolerance approach to such violence.‘They were taken to the SAPS (South African Police Services) charge office at the stadium and handed over to the SAPS,” explained Head of Communications, Shanil Mangaroo.‘Loftus patrons can be assured that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated by the BBCo, and together with our security company we will take a zero tolerance approach to any similar incidents.’While there appears to be no further official update, perhaps this footage will help the investigation.The Bulls will host the Highlanders in the next round of Super Rugby on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcredit: Jordan BuhrsYou can also watch their vlog from the match, which includes some custom fight commentary, here Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Minecraft gamers raise funds for Save the Children

first_img Video gamer Athene is using popular online game Minecraft to raise funds for Save the Children through his Gaming for Good initiative. The campaign aims to raise more than $6 million for the charity.Minecraft players take part by entering via the Gaming for Good website to play the game. In the standard Mincraft they can return to live easily after they ‘die’ in the game. On Gaming for Good, they have to donate money to charity each time they wish to continue playing.The website was attracting so many players that Athene, whose real name is Bachir Boumaaza, had to find a more robust hosting system. Dedicated server company RapidSwitch, part of UK cloud company iomart Group plc, stepped in to provide the necessary support. It deployed over 20 new servers with 15 of them load balanced to spread traffic across the servers while still directing it all to the single IP address being used. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Gaming Minecraft Minecraft gamers raise funds for Save the Children AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10center_img  211 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Howard Lake | 4 November 2013 | News Neil Christie, Commercial Director for RapidSwitch, said: “It’s rare to have a platform being load balanced that is effectively not for profit so we were delighted to help. We made sure the platform was as stable as possible and that it could handle a lot of traffic.”Athene hopes that gamers playing Minecraft through Gaming For Good will help take the total raised for Save The Children to $10,000,000.Gaming for Good passes 100% of all donations to Save the Children. The platform lets games play games for charity, with games donated by games developers and publishers.Photo: Minecraft creepers by Smultron Samhâllet on Flickr.comlast_img read more

Clear bias in favour of Pervez Musharraf allies in state TV’s election campaign coverage

first_img Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation Reporters Without Borders has monitored the state-owned TV broadcaster PTV’s coverage of the parliamentary election campaign since 28 January and has found that, despite an effort to assign some space to all the main political parties, most of the air time has been given over to the parties that support President Pervez Musharraf, the federal government and the president himself.The president and his allies were the subject of 84.9 per cent of the political items (reports, interviews, analyses and so on) in the four daily news programmes that were monitored from 28 January to 2 February. The press freedom organisation had already identified PTV’s lack of neutrality as one of the five major problems to be resolved before the elections, scheduled for 18 February.”During his recent European visit, President Musharraf insisted that the elections would be free and fair, but the absence of fairness in the coverage provided by the only national terrestrial broadcast channel shows that this is not yet the case”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The electoral commission and the federal government must quickly intervene so that the PTV grants the same air-time to the different political parties.”The organisation added: “Not content with controlling PTV’s editorial policies, the government has also imposed a draconian code of conduct on the privately-owned TV stations, which are broadcast by satellite and cable. On 2 February, the federal information ministry again threatened the privately-owned stations with reprisals if they did not respect the code.”Reporters Without Borders has been measuring the air-time accorded to the various political parties in the news programmes broadcast by PTV at 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. (the one with the most viewers). The political actors were put into eight categories: President Musharraf, the federal government and the provincial governments; the presidential party, PML (Q), and its allies, the MQM; the opposition PML (N); the opposition PPP; the nationalist parties, above all the ANP; the opposition alliance that favours a boycott, the APDM; and the MMA, a fundamentalist coalition.A marked bias in favour of PML (Q)During the six days of monitoring, the PML (Q) and its allies were given just over 46 minutes of air time while the two main opposition parties got a combined total of 40 minutes (28 minutes for Nawaz Sharif’s PML (N) and 12 minutes for the late Benazir Bhutto’s PPP). Their percentage shares show a clear bias: 17.4 per cent for the PML (Q), 10.5 per cent for the PML (N) and 4.6 per cent for the PPP.The bias was even more marked on some days. On 28 January, for example, PTV accorded a total of 8 minutes and 10 seconds in the four news bulletins to the pro-Musharraf parties while the PML (N) got just 3 minutes and 11 seconds and the People’s Party of Pakistan got 3 minutes and 20 seconds. The federal government and the president received a total of 31 minutes of air time the same day.The pro-autonomy parties and the MMA fundamentalist coalition were almost completely ignored in PTV’s news bulletins. The MMA was given only 30 seconds from 28 January to 2 February, while the pro-autonomy parties of Balochistan and the Pashtun regions got no mention at all.In addition to the air-time bias, Reporters Without Borders also noted that the journalists’ comments that accompanied the reports about the PML (Q) were always positive. Its rallies, for example were always referred to as “popular” or “mass” meetings, while the tone used for the reports on the opposition was more neutral.The monitoring also revealed that PTV broadcast very frequent PML (Q) spots that went into its political programme in detail. The opposition parties have not bought or otherwise obtained this kind of publicity. PTV’s explanationsWhen questioned by Reporters Without Borders about the bias, a member of the PTV staff said: “We cover the political parties when they have activities and the PML (Q) organises more events than the others. We have a programme on the elections in the afternoon in which everyone has a chance to speak. Then, in the news programmes, we concentrate on the leading politicians.” Speaking on condition of anonymity, another member of the PTV staff said the station had not been instructed to cover all the candidates with complete fairness.The electoral commission has not laid down precise rules about the allocation of air-time during the campaign but PTV was encouraged to promote pluralism. However, our measurements show that the station does not even respect the commonly accepted rule during election campaigns that air-time should be fairly allocated between the government, the parliamentary majority and the opposition.Nearly 85 per cent for Musharraf and his alliesMusharraf, the federal government and the provincial authorities were allocated 67.5 per cent (more than two thirds) of air-time from 28 January to 2 February. Including the PML (Q), the presidential camp was assigned 84.9 per cent of the political reports. On 2 February, more than 35 minutes were given over to the president, the government and the pro-government parties, while the opposition parties got a little less than two minutes.The president has been getting a great deal of coverage from PTV. On 1 February, he got 4 minutes and 30 seconds of air-time while the PPP got 25 seconds and the PML (N) got just under 3 minutes.Nonetheless, the code of conduct set by the electoral commission for the broadcast media in November says “election coverage on the television stations must be fair, impartial and balanced.” The commission gave the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority the job of monitoring respect for these rules.The international standards are similar. In its guide for election observers, the European Union says the state and public media “must accord access to government and opposition parties”. It also says: “The very principles of democratic governance require that the electorate be able to make an informed choice (…) While the public must be able to benefit from coverage of public affairs, events linked to the campaign must not be confused with government news.” PakistanAsia – Pacific to go further With just over 10 days to go to Pakistan’s parliamentary elections, Reporters Without Borders condemns state-owned PTV’s unequal allocation of air-time to the various political groups. Monitoring of PTV’s news programmes from 28 January to 2 February showed a clear bias in favour of President Musharraf and his allies, who got 85 per cent of air-time. January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Clear bias in favour of Pervez Musharraf allies in state TV’s election campaign coverage News Help by sharing this information Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News News RSF_en last_img read more

L.A. Metro to Debut Ride-Hailing Service, Would Roll Out in Pasadena Next Year

first_imgCommunity News L.A. Metro to Debut Ride-Hailing Service, Would Roll Out in Pasadena Next Year City News Service contributed to this report STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, February 28, 2020 | 1:00 am Business News 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted Thursday in favor of starting a ride-hailing service for short trips which could roll out in Pasadena during the summer of 2021.The board approved a $29-million contract for the MicroTransit Pilot Project which will be provided by RideCo Inc. in six designated zones, one of which will include Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. It also approved nearly $8 million in funding for operational expenses and to hire 80 employees to operate the vehicles.“Metro is keenly aware of the changing mobility needs of people trying to get around an increasingly congested Los Angeles County,” Inglewood Mayor and Metro Board Chair James Butts said. “This pilot project will allow us to test out a new mobility option that can meet those changing needs whilestill fulfilling our responsibility to reduce congestion and get cars off the road by using shared rides.”Metro officials said more than 50 percent of all trips in Los Angeles are short, solo trips using a private car service or driving alone. The pilot program is designed to reduce those trips, and the Metro vehicles can hold up to 10 passengers.The pilot project will also expand ride-hailing technology to all public transit customers, including historically underserved communities and populations, along with areas of Los Angeles County where fixed-route bus or rail service is less frequent or unavailable, Metro officials said.The MicroTransit will allow riders to plan entire trips, as well as their bus and train rides using real-time booking through a single mobile app, internet browser or Metro’s call center.Riders will be able to pay for the service by using their TAP card and TAP account, or with a debit, credit or prepaid credit card.Prices for the ride-hailing trips have not yet been determined forMicroTransit, but Metro officials said they plan to roll out the service in the Watts/Willowbrook zone in the summer. It will initially operate seven days a week and 12 hours a day.Services will not begin in Altadena, Pasadena and Sierra Madre until summer 2021. This summer the service will kick off in Watts and Willowbrook. In the fall, the service comes to the northwest San Fernando Valley and ten LAX/Inglewood in the winter. In the spring of 2021, residents in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Glendale will gain access and finally the service will come to UCLA/VA Medical Center/Century in fall 2010For more information, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Community News Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Limerick boy forced to wait six months for decision on US…

first_imgFacebook MORE than €400,000 raised through public donations to pay for a Limerick boy to participate in a US drug trial, has been put on ice, after his family was told he would have to wait another six months before he could be considered for the experimental therapy.Theo Murnane (3), from Murroe, has been in cancer treatment for most of his young life after a tumour in his abdomen spread to his bones and scalp.After undergoing numerous rounds of chemotherapy, 3 surgeries, 2 stem cell transplants, 6 rounds of immunotherapy as well as 14 rounds of radiotherapy, Theo was given the all clear just before Christmas.An online fundraiser has so far raised over €416,000 to send Theo and his mother Eleanor Murnane to New York where he would receive an enhanced round of immunotherapy, which it is hoped will considerably lower the chances of Theo’s cancer returning. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post “We have been told we have to wait until Theo is six months cancer free which will bring us to June 2021,” Ms Murnane said.“In the interim, the doctors in New York have recommended (Theo) go to Barcelona for further treatment. This is yet another big decision to make and we will have to weigh up all options and decide in the next week or so,” she added.A scan of Theo’s body, taken just before Christmas, showed his cancer was gone.“Theo will have another big scan in May and hopefully will still be clear so we can get on that much anticipated, long road to New York. As several people have said to me, maybe this is a blessing in disguise with everything going on in the world at the moment. Who knows?,” Ms Murnane explained.She thanked everyone who had donated to the Team Up for Theo online fundraiser, adding “the funds are in place for us to go, as soon as we get the go ahead”.Having battled the disease for over two years, which left him twice fighting for his life in intensive care in hospital, little Theo is presently “doing great” after enjoying Christmas at home with his mother in Co Limerick.Past Christmases were spent “keeping watch over him in ICU”, and sleeping in a hospital chair listening “to the beeping of machines“, Ms Murnane said.Theo has come “scarily close” to dying, but has “battled through” it all, she offered.“Theo deserves a long, healthy life free from pain and fear. I have to do everything in my power to make sure he gets this.”The Team Up For Theo online fundraiser at has exceeded its €375,000 raising over €416,000. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleFuneral service for JP McManus daughter in law Emma McManus to take place in BarbadosNext articleWATCH: Understrength Munster fall to first loss of the season against Ulster David Raleigh Twitter Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash “Unfortunately, with the type of cancer that Theo has, the chance of re-occurrence is extremely high,” Ms Murnane explained.She said she had hoped Theo would have been accepted onto the trial around now, but that this was no longer possible after they were informed that “Theo currently does not hit the criteria to get on the trial in New York”. LimerickNewsLimerick boy forced to wait six months for decision on US cancer trial after €416,000 raised for experimental therapyBy David Raleigh – January 4, 2021 513 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

Met Eireann rules out snow

first_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter By News Highland – November 4, 2012 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleStill no progress on Polling Clerk jobs call – CutliffeNext articleNew probe into Enniskillen bombing News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Met Eireann rules out snowcenter_img Pinterest Met Eireann is playing down suggestions that snow is imminent, saying temperatures are still too high. Parts of South West England have been hit by snow this weekend, with  three inches reportedly falling in Bath, catching motorists by surprise and causing disruption for train services.Her though, Met Eireann says despite the cold weather here, we’re in no danger of snowfall.Forecaster John Eagleton has been explaining why…….[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Twitter News Facebook WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more