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Old Oak regeneration ‘requires everyone to work together’ say QPR

first_imgQPR have responded to claims their plans for a sporting and leisure hub at Old Oak have been dealt a serious blow by Cargiant.The club’s owners want to transform the land between Scrubs Lane and Willesden Junction into an area to be known as New Queens Park which would include a 40,000-capacity arena where Rangers would play.The car supermarket company owns 45 acres of the proposed site, is a major local employer and must be relocated for the proposed regeneration of the area to go ahead.Cargiant have been assessing possible sites to relocate their current operation to but also say they are working on their own plans to develop Old Oak and that their proposals do not include a stadium for QPR.Talks between Rangers and Cargiant ended some time ago with both parties believing there was no basis for a partnership.A QPR spokesman said: “The future regeneration of Old Oak requires everyone to work together for the common good – the boroughs, the Mayor, landowners and the local community.“Our current consultation has so far attracted the views of over 1,000 local residents with over 80% in support of our stadium-led regeneration.“The future of Old Oak lies in the regeneration of the entire area and not the uncoordinated and piecemeal development of individual land holdings.”QPR have invited people to give their views on the future regeneration of Old Oak through the club’s consultation: www.new-queens-park.co.ukSee also:Rangers say public supports Old Oak plansFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Behind the scenes: What led the Giants to Farhan Zaidi

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–When the Giants opened their search for a “next-gen” front office visionary at the end of September, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi quietly expressed concern about his chances of landing the position.“I thought I might be too old to be considered “next-gen,” Zaidi revealed with a laugh.In the moments following his introduction as the Giants’ president of baseball operations Wednesday, Zaidi –who will turn 42 on Sunday– circled a room full of reporters while cracking jokes …last_img

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Making South Africa truly modern

first_imgJP LandmanIn conversations, the same sentiment is repeated over and over, whether around the supper or breakfast table or when answering an opinion poll: South Africa is in decline. Eskom, xenophobia, crime, the poor economy, political uncertainty … we are going downhill fast. Many prefer to leave the country. Those in the know talk of a sixth wave of emigration. The first happened in 1948. The fifth wave occurred just before and after 1993.The mood is not about to lift miraculously either, it seems.Political uncertainty will remain for a year or more. Elections for a new dispensation are still months away. Afterwards, the newly elected still have to find their feet. To make matters worse, some of those elected may be found wanting.While political divide and confusion reign supreme, the world economy, like the local one, is slowing down.Can South Africa escape this sticky, despondent situation?The country experienced a major change in circumstances following 1994, leapfrogging from a traditional society to a modern one. Seen in context, this change is part of a much bigger picture, a much longer continuum.It started off slow enough. One hundred and fifty years after Jan van Riebeeck first set foot on South African soil “…the (Cape) Colony contained one town worthy of the name and five or six little villages,” writes CW de Kiewit in his classic 1941 work, A History of South Africa. Using the dry language of his economic-historical perspective, he paints a picture of the Cape becoming lame because of “deficieny in consumption, activity and animation” and how the Cape “built … its capital slowly”.South Africa really only emerged as a modern society with the discovery and mining of diamonds in the 1860s, and gold in the 1886s. And following this, the institutions which came about as a result of mining became the bedrock for modern South Africa. By comparison, Harvard University was established 200 years before South Africa got its first university college, and 16 years before van Riebeeck arrived in the Cape – a sobering thought.Modernisation was further stunted with the exclusion of black people from the process of participation. From the time that Cecil Rhodes passed the Glen Grey Act in 1894, it took exactly 100 years for South Africa to become democratic.Martin Meredith quotes Rhodes in his address to the Cape parliament, where he motivated the act as follows: “It must be brought home to them [black people] that in future nine-tenths of them will have to spend their lives in manual labour…”The country’s slow start and the economic exclusion of the majority have brought us to today. Our generation are left with three tasks: to establish a democracy which includes everyone; to build a modern economy whose growth exceeds that of the population; and address the enormous disparities by eroding the social imbalances which still exists among the previously disadvantaged.The two aforementioned tasks have largely been achieved. Despite showing only 3% economic growth this year, it remains higher than the population growth and is still more than the 1% with which we had to satisfy ourselves for almost two decades. But, other critical issues still need to be addressed – the attack on the judicial system should be averted, and economic growth needs to remain a political priority. Then, social development can follow.Seen in this light, the current pessimism is a good thing. It may be the cause of much disgruntlement, but it also creates the opportunity for creativity and energy.We hear of groups of citizens getting together, as was the case during the apartheid years, to discuss the state of affairs and the direction the country is going. Growing concern and general discontent with political parties are increasingly voiced.That’s how we will escape the sticky situation. We need to loose our naivety. Change will not come easy. To be truly modern is not just about suffrage, about easy reconciliations. What we have to behold is the enormous challenge of social development. And decide from what moral foundation we want to approach the current situation – and then live these values.Just maybe, a new generation is born out of this situation – a generation intent on making South Africa truly modern. A generation no longer crying over spilt milk.JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. He consults to SA largest private wealth business, BoE Private Clients, and works with several SA corporates on future scenario trends. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics and social capital.Among some of the unique research projects his consultancy has undertaken was the role of public institutions in battling corruption (quoted by the UN in a report on corruption), the interplay of demographics and economic growth, and an overview of trends around poverty alleviation in SA. Whilst working as an analyst on the JSE in the 1990s he was voted the top analyst in political trends.He is also a popular speaker who has addressed diverse audiences locally and internationally and enjoys consistently good ratings.He has a BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch (1978), studied Economics and Development Economics at Unisa (1979 and 1980) and later at Harvard (1998 and 2005), and obtained an MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003).last_img read more

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first_imgPass over those winter blues for some sunshine yellow. Spice picks out the most sumptuous swimwear to smoke up the water this season.Shimmer when the ray of sun hits you in Fendi’s white monokini with silver-tone bead detailing.Embrace Grecian chic in La Perla’s violet asymmetrical one-shouldered bikini with a braided shoulder strap and all-over ruching. Simmer up for that spring fling.Be a bodacious beach bombshell in this eye-catching aqua ruched monokini from Aqua di Lara.Reign as princess of the seas in this sumptuous two piece swimsuit from Acqu di Lara’s Liquid collection to reveal your curves and hide that flab, strategically.This dangerously cut monokini from Emporio Armani is the only thing you need to take to Barbados. Along with your boyfriend, of course. But then if you wear this on the beach, chances are you’ll soon be sporting new ones.Heading for a soul vacation? Take this one-shoulder zebra-print swimsuit that has ruching through the front and back from Diane von Furstenberg’s Anisa collection.Sanchita Ajjampur’s two piece set in bright pink and lemon yellow from her Fables collection-an anthology of tales from ancient Indian, French, Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman heritage, which unfolds on a modern tapestry- is pure pop. Perfect for the le plage.last_img read more

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EKF: in-line board mount uninterruptible power supply

first_img Continue Reading Previous Understanding the real limits of current AI technologyNext Clientron to exhibit latest embedded computing solutions at embedded world 2019 EKF presents the SRU-UPS, a short time power backup solution housed on a 100x160mm2 Eurocard, suitable e.g. for CompactPCI Serial backplanes or other 19-inch based systems. Used in addition (in-line) to a PSU, it can be regarded as uninterruptible power supply. Under normal conditions the SRU-UPS bypasses the 12V power rail and charges the on-board Supercapacitors. When a power fail situation occurs, the SRU-UPS sustains regulated 12V/5A on its output for at least 14s, sufficient for a controlled shutdown without loss of data.The SRU-UPS is also a backup solution for short power failures. During normal operation, the input voltage is forwarded to the SRU-UPS output with a small loss of <0.3V. When the UPS detects an under-voltage condition (<11.5V) on its power input, output power will be generated by a DC/DC converter instead, derived from an array of on-board ultra-capacitors.The SRU-UPS is equipped with a PwrBlade backplane connector. EKF offers suitable CompactPCI Serial backplanes with two adjacent PwrBlade® slots for both a removable power supply and the SRU-UPS card.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Johnson Repositions Ebony and Jet

first_imgIn the face of a difficult magazine market last year, Chicago-based Johnson Publishing has revamped the editorial brand strategies at Ebony and Jet magazines in an effort to attract new, younger audiences as well as to position the company as the go-to source for news and entertainment with a “unique black point-of view.”Late last year, Johnson said it was making “fundamental changes” to Ebony as part of a brand relaunch campaign. Those changes, including a new focus on multiplatform content creation, were effective with Ebony’s December/January issue.Now, this week, Johnson announced a new editorial brand strategy at Jet, the 900,000-circ. weekly. Among the changes are a new logo, design and layout, new sections and features, and enhanced coverage of money, sports and style. “The changes you are now seeing have long been in the making,” editor-in-chief Mira Lowe told FOLIO:. “While weathering a choppy economy, we decided to institute strategies that would maintain and strengthen our position in the industry. We want to keep our iconic brands viable and relevant in an evolving media market.”In 2009, Jet magazine saw ad pages fall 35.5 percent compared to 2008. Ebony’s year was even worse, with pages plummeting 38.9 percent from the prior year.Lowe said Johnson’s goals in making the changes at Ebony and Jet are to “continue to engage core readers” and advertisers while attracting a new, potentially younger audience and stable of advertisers.Johnson said it isn’t changing Ebony or Jet’s frequencies of circulations as part of the rebranding efforts. “Like many other publications, Ebony and Jet were not alone last year in seeing a drop in ad revenues due to the tight economy,” Lowe said. “We are implementing these strategies to help grow the business across multiple platforms.”last_img read more

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24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

24 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League AllStars This Spring

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington High Athletic Director Tim Alberts recently announced that 24 Wilmington High student athletes were named Middlesex League All-Star this spring:BaseballCarl BeatriceDan GraciaChris GreccoMatt RideoutGirls LacrosseOlivia CarpenitoBoys LacrosseTyler RobertsSoftballAdele BurtonDana GouletAntonia KieranAlly Moran (League MVP)Girls TennisKrista BrownJessica D’ArcoEmily HillLia KourkoutasGirls Track & FieldJade BrennanEmma GarrityHannah LavitaAlexcia LunaEvelyn Miller-NuzzoAmie RussellBoys Track & FieldSean BrazNolan KaneJohn KenneySam VinceLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related35 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”Athletic Director Tim Alberts Departs Wilmington For TritonIn “Education”22 WHS Student Athletes Named Middlesex League All-Stars This SpringIn “Sports”last_img read more

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ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

ARREST LOG Wilmington Police Make 2 Arrests Issue 2 Summonses

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”last_img read more

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Aston Martin DBX teaser affirms the SUVs ties to the DB lineage

first_img Aston Martin Aston Martin’s DBX SUV throws snow all over the place More From Roadshow 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: Preview • 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante: A good reason for sunburn 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 10 Photos This December, Aston Martin will welcome its first SUV into the world known as the DBX. The British luxury brand delivered the news in a teaser video (embedded above) for the DBX SUV on Monday without providing a more specific date. Previously, we knew the luxury SUV was coming in the final quarter of this year, but Aston Martin is going to wait until the very last month to unveil its SUV. Not only that, but the brand wants us to know that just because this is an SUV, it doesn’t mean it’s not a true part of the DB family. The designation dates back decades and sits as a prefix to some of the most iconic Aston Martin models.This teaser focuses specifically on the grille, which takes a familiar shape from the DB line of cars. Today, that encompasses the DBS Superleggera and DB11. As is all too familiar a story, people dig utility vehicles these days, which has led to an insurgence of ultraluxurious SUVs. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and more have recently cropped up. The DBX will do its best to capture the same market, though more than likely, owners will park it next to another Aston Martin in the garage.Aside from the small shot of the grille, we do get a rough look at the headlights and daytime-running lights as the teaser closes. However, prototype photos already give us a good idea as to what the SUV will look like when we see it later this year. The biggest mystery remains the rear end, which we don’t see at all in the teaser. Even in the previously released prototype photos (see the gallery below), the DBX’s back end was pretty well camouflaged. Do expect a Vantage-esque look with the taillights.While the original idea was to make the DBX an electric vehicle, Aston Martin scrapped that plan as the Lagonda came back into the picture. As for powertrains, it’ll likely stick to V8 and V12 engines, but we’ll know for sure in a few months. The Rapide AMR has the last-ever naturally aspirated… 2020 Hyundai Sonata first drive: An attractive and compelling midsize sedan Post a comment More about 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante 4:39 Tags 0 SUVs Luxury cars Aston Martinlast_img read more

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