August 6, 2019 Net Insight a leading provider in streaming medi

Net Insight a leading provider in streaming medi

first_imgNet Insight, a leading provider in streaming, media transport and resource scheduling, has announced a new organisational structure.Henrik SundThe company says the shake-up will deliver “a sharper customer focus and a clearer division of product and business responsibilities”.The new organisational structure, effective from October 4, 2018, is based on the existing group-wide sales organisation. As a result, the new management will comprise Henrik Sund, interim CEO; Pelle Bourn, CFO; Maria Hellström, COO; Marcus Sandberg, VP Strategy & MarCom; Alan Ryan, VP Sales; Ulrik Rohne, VP Media Networks; Gustav Grundström, VP OTT and Judy Fick, VP Resource Optimisation.Sund said: “Technological progress and changing customer behaviours mean we need to step up our rate of change. This has led us to introduce a more streamlined organisational structure, focused on increasing growth and profit by a clearer division of business and product responsibilities, but mainly a sharpened customer focus.”Net Insight’s offerings cover the entire media chain from TV cameras and TV studios, right through to the TV consumers. It has more than 500 customers in 60 countries and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.last_img read more

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August 6, 2019 Disneyowned sports broadcaster ESPN has announced

Disneyowned sports broadcaster ESPN has announced

first_imgDisney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN has announced the launch of EXP, an esports event series.The company said that EXP competitions will be a mix of professional, collegiate and pro-am formats, with multiple game IP and genres featured across the series. Live event distribution will be via multiple digital platforms including the ESPN app, and a tape-delayed show focused on key moments and storylines will debut across ESPN/ABC linear networks after each event. “Leaning in to esports represents ESPN’s focus on serving sports fans and expanding audiences,” said Justin Connolly, executive vice president of Disney & ESPN affiliate sales and marketing. “We remain committed to serving gaming fans across all platforms and content types, and Apex Legends is a great title to showcase EXP’s vision of offering world-class live esports events anchored by storytelling and multi-platform distribution.”The next confirmed event of the EXP series will be based around the Electronic Arts (EA) published title Apex Legends, which has over 50 million players worldwide. The EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Exhibition will take place during the week of July 1. Following that will be the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis, held August 1-4 at US Bank Stadium. Apex Legends will be the only esports event showcased at X Games Minneapolis 2019. John Lasker, vice president of digital programming at ESPN“We are proud ESPN continues to be at the forefront of the growth and popularity of esports, collaborating with some of the top publishers in the industry including EA for our first-ever esports event series. EXP, short for experience, has been central to gaming history, and giving fans a great experience is central to our strategy at ESPN.”John Needham, Riot GamesElsewhere in the world of esports, Riot Games has promoted John Needham to the role of global head of League of Legends esports.  He previously served as the company’s managing director of Europe and North America. Needham will oversee the company’s efforts to expand internationally with the accelerated growth of regional leagues.last_img read more

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August 5, 2019 BORIS JOHNSONBREXITcolum eastwoodEastwood Johnson

BORIS JOHNSONBREXITcolum eastwoodEastwood Johnson

first_img BORIS JOHNSONBREXITcolum eastwoodEastwood: Johnson cannot drive North over Brexit cliff edgeFOYLE MLASDLPTory leadership candidate “His campaign to win over a small pool of Tory members has been high on rhetoric but low on practical solutions to the significant challenges that have been outlined over three years. “The wave of bluff and bluster that has delivered him to Downing Street is about to collide with a very rocky reality – the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Backstop, is no longer negotiable and no amount of elastic linguistics will change that. “I welcome the vote in the Commons today opposing the prorogation of Westminster to facilitate a No-Deal Brexit. “The last week has at least put to bed the suggestion that Westminster is unimportant for people here. When all leaders should be working toward solutions, Johnson cannot be allowed to seek refuge in temporary dissolution.” SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has welcomed efforts in the House of Commons to prevent Boris Johnson from proroguing Westminster to force a no-deal Brexit.The Foyle MLA said that Johnson, who is likely to become the next British Prime Minister, cannot be allowed to drive the North off the Brexit cliff edge.Said Mr Eastwood: “In less than a week, Boris Johnson is likely to become the next British Prime Minister and will form a cabinet of hard Brexiteers determined to leave the European Union against the wishes an interests of people in the North. ShareTweet Eastwood: Johnson cannot drive North over Brexit cliff edge was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more

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August 4, 2019 The gene p27 has already been shown to have a role

The gene p27 has already been shown to have a role

first_imgThe gene p27 has already been shown to have a role in cancer; if inactivated, p27 allows the cell cycle to continue unregulated, which leads to excessive cell proliferation and cancer. Caffeine acts on this protein, allowing cells to get more energy and more blood flow throughout the heart –- and that means fewer heart cells dying. HealthNewsWatch Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds By Daniella HankeyJun 23, 2018, 07:23 am 433 0 Google+ Mice without p27 died more often after heart attacks, while mice with p27 showed the opposite outcome. More caffeine meant more effective p27, and even better survival. Tumblr Next PostRyan Yurachek Signs With Raiders “It is important to know what happens on a molecular and cellular level with certain amounts of coffee to know the potential protectant effects of coffee,” co-author Dr. Joachim Altschmied, laboratory head for the IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, told ABC News. Previous PostPortion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses But this study gives some needed insight into why caffeine could be helpful for people at risk for cardiovascular disease — in moderation. “We wanted to do this study to show people coffee is not as bad for your heart as people thought for a long time,” co-author Dr. Judith Haendeler, medical faculty at the HHU Duesseldorf and IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, told ABC News. But a study in mice is several steps away from a study in humans, who might react differently to caffeine. Researchers think diet and exercise could also play a role in the relationshilp between caffeine and the gene p27. Linkedin (ABC NEWS)- Coffee can do more than just keep people awake for the day — studies have shown that moderate amounts of caffeine, like what’s in coffee, can actually protect the heart.center_img But why could coffee-like caffeine levels be helpful for the heart?Building on their previous research that showed that caffeine could help with the repair of cells lining blood vessels, called endothelial cells, researchers at the Heinrich-Heine-University and IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine in Duesseldorf, Germany, set out to explore some of the reasons caffeine consumption may be associated with heart protection. The study was conducted on mice and cells cultured from humans, particularly looking at the role of caffeine on a cell-cycle inhibitor gene known as mitochondrial p27. The study used a standard four cups of coffee per day and found that this moderate coffee consumption improved outcomes for mice with prior heart attacks. A new study looked at possible reasons for those beneficial effects, by studying the genes of mice. Mail “Regardless of what this research says, it is important to drink caffeine in moderation,” Haendeler said. “We do not want to give false ideas about caffeine because it can be toxic in lethal doses.” Pinterest Twitter Home NewsWatch Health Caffeine could protect the heart by helping it make energy, mouse study finds “Our research with mice and primary human cells cannot completely mirror the exact situation of a living human being,” Haendeler said. “You cannot simply adjust exercise and diet as you go along with cultured cells.” Daniella Hankey Facebooklast_img read more

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August 4, 2019

Australia has significant customers in Asia which

first_img Australia has significant customers in Asia which are just on its door step. Australia being first also means that the United States and Canada are significantly late to the game. Many companies in the US have applied for a chance to build liquefaction plants, with Cheniere Energy (LNG) hoping to begin exporting in 2015. However, even if only half of the planned facilities make it through construction, there will still be a significant glut in LNG supplies. Second, cost overruns will deteriorate the majority of profits. The project costs for both brownfields (existing developments) and greenfields (new developments) are going to see dramatic increases over the next few years: international weakness in energy prices. Just look at Australia, where labor shortages, cost of materials, and weather have wrecked LNG project budgets and extended deadlines. Chevron’s Gorgon LNG project was budgeted for $37 billion when it first began construction on Barrow Island in 2009 and was set to be completed 2014. The deadline has now been pushed to late 2015 with a final price tag escalated to be approximately$54 billion. Chevron’s Wheatstone LNG project is also suffering from the same setbacks. The project began in 2011 with an expected cost of $26.4 billion and with its first cargo being delivered in 2016. The plant’s price tag is currently at $29.7 billion, with deliveries expected in 2017. The reality is that major LNG projects are normally in the middle of nowhere, and labor and resources are hard to come by; LNG is becoming a victim of its own success. Third, the demand for LNG is not as rosy as everyone makes it out to be. Most of the world’s LNG is bound for East Asia, as Japan and South Korea account for over 50% of LNG imports. The Fukushima disaster in Japan made the country even more reliant on LNG. With nuclear power unavailable and natural gas its only source of peak-load power, Japan’s power authority had to scramble to import enough LNG to keep the country’s lights on and its industries running. However, as Japan begins restarting its nuclear power plants, one of the largest markets for LNG will drop considerably, and no other country will come close to filling the void that Japan will leave behind. In November, Kagoshima Governor Yūichirō Itō approved the restart of two reactors at Sendai despite public concerns. This was the final step before the reactors restart in the new year, which is a huge milestone moving forward. It’s no secret that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is very pro-nuclear and understands that the prolonged shutdown of nuclear power plants is hurting the Japanese economy. Abe has made it clear he’d like to restart Japan’s nuclear power plants. If that comes to pass as we expect, LNG demand in Japan would drop significantly. Thus, the combination of increasing supply, significant cost overruns in building natural gas liquefaction plants, and decreasing demand led to a weak LNG market. When combined with the rise of spot contracts, this is all bearish news for LNG operators and producers. North American facilities may find it difficult to compete with LNG plants in Australia, Eastern Russia, Qatar, and Southeast Asia for the all-important East Asian market. The amount of LNG growth in Australia could easily depress prices worldwide and discourage further development of LNG in America, particularly if the Henry Hub price stays near today’s levels. Petronas’ deferment of the Pacific Northwest LNG project off British Columbia’s west coast is the first of many in North America. The event was one of many that vindicated the controversial thesis we put out in the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, due to the reasons we outlined in this article and accompanied by the decline in commodity prices, expect to see more major projects mothballed and continued selling pressure in the LNG sector. We congratulate our readers who didn’t jump on the LNG bandwagon and were patient with this investment. But this is all good news to me, as I’m a contrarian value investor. Blood in the streets? Now I’m interested. Fortune favors the bold. So how can we profit from the blood in the energy markets? Easy. If you agree today to try my newsletter risk-free for three months, you’ll get the news and our newest recommendation at the same time as our current subscribers. There’s no risk to you: If you don’t like the Casey Energy Report or don’t make any money over your first three months, just cancel within that time for a full, prompt refund, no questions asked. Even if you miss the three-month cutoff, cancel anytime for a prorated refund on the unused part of your subscription. As a subscriber, you’ll receive instant access to our current issue, which details how to protect yourself falling oil prices, plus our current top recommendations in the oil patch. Also, as a new subscriber, you’ll get access to all the past issues and the current portfolio on the website. Do your portfolio a favor and have me on your side to increase your chances of success. Click here to start your risk-free trial now. Also, an open invite to all Casey subscribers who happen to be in Vancouver, BC, Canada: I love being the first to a story. (Yes, I have an ego.) And yes, I was the first to come out and state that Canada’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector has huge problems and to recommend avoiding the bubble in Canadian LNG. I repeated this warning several times over the last two years. Canada’s LNG bubble popped last week. Here’s what US LNG investors can learn from it. In the March 2014 issue of the Casey Energy Report, I listed hard facts of why the North American—especially British Columbian (BC)—LNG sector will fail. This report was published in arguably the most bullish period for LNG-related companies and was immediately met with pushback, from both the industry and investors. The bubble in the Canadian LNG sector has now popped. LNG was touted as the savior of the Canadian gas markets, destined to ship gas overseas to be sold for 2-4 times domestic prices. The theme was so prevalent that it was estimated about CDN$200 billion would be invested in Canadian LNG alone, and even the mere mention of LNG was enough to give companies a boost in share price. Nevertheless, I stuck to my numbers, and our thesis came to fruition… much earlier than we anticipated with Petronas just this past week putting BC LNG on hold by delaying its final investment decision into the BC LNG sector, citing two items: capital expenditures cost overruns; and So why was I so bearish before anyone else in Canada on BC LNG? First, there are just too many liquefaction facilities planned. Over the next five years, LNG production is set to increase by more than 30%, with Australia leading the wave of expansion.last_img read more

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August 3, 2019 MOUNDVILLE AL — Copper a 10monthold hound mix

MOUNDVILLE AL — Copper a 10monthold hound mix

first_imgMOUNDVILLE, AL — Copper, a 10-month-old hound mix appears to be getting around just fine today, but it’s been a rough couple of weeks for him and his family.“I could never imagine myself shooting a dog,” Jessica Roycroft told WVUA 23 reporter Chelsea Barton. “It hurts my heart honestly,” she said.Roycroft says she and her mom have come home on three different occasions in the last six weeks to find Copper bleeding from small scattered wounds.Their fenced in backyard is where they believe someone is harming Copper. Roycroft said she knows of no reason why someone would want to harm her pet.“I’ve never had any problems with him,” she told WVUA 23. “He’s never tried to hurt me or anybody that I know. I feel like if they had a problem with my dog, or with one of us they should talk to us about it instead of hurting him,” Roycroft said.The first time this happened, the family didn’t suspect it was an intentional injury.. until they had to seek vet care. That’s when they told our reporter they learned the wounds were likely from gunfire of some kind, possibly a birdshot shotgun shell.The most recent instance was=the weekend of November 5, 2017. It was not until then reported to the Moundville Police Department, who immediately launched an investigation.Corporal Lamarcus Mayes met WVUA 23 at the home where the alleged incidents occurred.He has a message to the public and anyone who may be responsible for this.“We depend on the public to report it,” he said. “If it is not reported then we don’t know anything about it. So, if it is happening, if anyone in the community knows it is happening, I promise you as a department we will investigate. If you are doing it, you will be charged. The charge will be animal cruelty. We will prosecute. That is no doubt,” Mayes stated.Corporal Mayes says Moundville Police have received no reports of gunfire in this area recently.If you have any information on this case, you’re urged to call the Moundville Police Department at (205) 371-2218last_img read more

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August 3, 2019 The University of Alabama sent out a warning Tuesd

The University of Alabama sent out a warning Tuesd

first_imgThe University of Alabama sent out a warning Tuesday night after two students reported they were robbed in the area of Ninth Avenue and 13th Street near the UA campus.The victims said they were approached by a man who demanded one of the victims’ purses before he ran off. Police said the suspect was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.Neither victim was injured.If you have any information about the incident, please call the University of Alabama Police Department at 205-348-5454 or Tuscaloosa Crime Stoppers at 205-752-7867.last_img

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August 3, 2019 Several Democratic candidates running for office i

Several Democratic candidates running for office i

first_imgSeveral Democratic candidates running for office in Alabama’s general election made a stop in Northport Thursday evening, giving voters a chance to hear what they have to say ahead of the Nov. 6 election.Alabama Rep. District 61 candidate Tommy Hyche said it’s important to connect with voters before they make their way to the polls.“I’m a working man much like most of the folks in the state of Alabama,” he said. “And I feel like I can represent the working class of the state of Alabama.”Lieutenant governor candidate Will Boyd made the trip from Florence to speak with Northport residents, and said it’s important to reach voters of all ages, but especially those on the younger side.“A progressive campaign has to embrace youth, has to embrace millennials,” he said. “Because millennials are one of those groups that, if they get out and vote, they can change the whole electorate. I mean, with just their vote alone they could actually reshape the landscape in politics.”The general election is Nov. 6.last_img read more

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August 3, 2019 UPDATE JAN 31 445 pm Tuscaloosa Police said a

UPDATE JAN 31 445 pm Tuscaloosa Police said a

first_imgUPDATE JAN. 31, 4:45 p.m.Tuscaloosa Police said a man reported missing early Tuesday morning was found dead after a wreck today.Officers found Charles Cardinal, 66, dead in his overturned vehicle at the bottom of a ravine near the Hargrove Road and Loop Road interchange.Police are investigating the cause of the wreck.Tuscaloosa Police need your help finding a man who went missing early Tuesday morning.Charles Gordon Cardinal, 66, suffers from severe medical issues affecting his judgment and was last seen around 2 a.m. at his home.Cardinal’s family told police he’d requested to go for a ride, and they were planning on taking one when he woke up Tuesday, but they found him and his vehicle missing around 7 a.m.Cardinal’s vehicle is a 1998 white Toyota Tacoma with minor damage and the tag number 8537AK9. He’s potentially in the area of the Rocky Road Hunting Club on Highway 171 in Northport.If you have seen or may know Cardinal’s whereabouts, please contact the Tuscaloosa Police Department at 205-349-2121.last_img read more

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August 3, 2019 NEW YORK — Brook Lopez helped build the big lead a

NEW YORK — Brook Lopez helped build the big lead a

first_imgNEW YORK — Brook Lopez helped build the big lead and Joe Johnson stepped up when it was time to save it.Lopez scored 23 points, Johnson added 22 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks 98-93 on Dec. 2, improving to 2-0 this season against their city rivals.Lopez and Johnson took turns hurting the Knicks. Lopez scored 19 in the first half, and Johnson had 19 in the second half after being held without a field goal in the first two quarters.“I thought early on Brook was dominating, just having his way, getting what he wanted out there,” Nets guard Deron Williams said. “And second half I think they paid a little more attention to him and other things were open, and Joe just asserted himself.”Carmelo Anthony had 20 points, nine rebounds and six assists, but shot just 7-of-22 from the field and missed a potential tying 3-pointer with about 5 seconds left after coach Derek Fisher tried to signal a timeout that wasn’t called. The Knicks lost their fifth straight and fell to 4-15.“I thought that was a great look,” Anthony said. “I really don’t know what’s the situation with timeouts being called or anything like that. But you know, I got the ball, I looked over (and) I didn’t see anything or anybody call timeouts, so I kept it going. I didn’t want them to get a chance to set up, switch and trap and do things like that. I had a clean, 1-on-1 shot. I missed it.”Williams finished with 19 points for the Nets, who won for just the third time in 10 games after blowing most of a 16-point, second-half lead. Lopez also had eight rebounds, and Johnson collected eight boards and six assists.“I thought we played a lot better. A lot better tempo, a lot more aggression,” Nets forward Kevin Garnett said. “Good game for us.”Jose Calderon had 19 points and seven assists for New York, and Amare Stoudemire added 17 points and nine rebounds in his third start this season.It was a rare compelling finish in a series where lopsided matchups have been the norm. The previous five meetings had been decided by an average of 20.8 points — none by single digits.This seemed headed that way for a while. The Knicks scored the first basket of the game but Brooklyn answered with the next 10 points and led by 11 late in the first quarter. Two 3-pointers from Williams and a pair of baskets from Johnson in an 11-2 burst midway through the third extended it to 71-55.New York cut that to three, but Anthony’s shot from behind the arc hit the back of the rim and Johnson closed it out with two free throws.“I did try to signal for a 20-(second timeout) to get something drawn up,” Fisher said. “But Carmelo taking a pullup 3 is not the worst shot we can get. Something that we would have drawn up would have included that in some way, anyway.”(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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August 3, 2019 After over a year of negotiations Randolph Health

After over a year of negotiations Randolph Health

first_imgAfter over a year of negotiations, Randolph Health will not become part of Cone Health’s larger integrated health care network. Currently the two provide some services in Asheboro jointly, and Cone Health operates as a managing partner.Randolph Health CEO Steve Eblin says the two have been longtime partners and that conversations about integration were amicable.  “Now that the Cone deal is not going to happen, we’re disappointed about that but we are committed to finding a new integration partner, because in today’s health care world, a business model like ours, of a stand-alone hospital, really just doesn’t work for the long-term.”The announcement comes at a time when health care organizations and networks are consolidating amid changes in reimbursement and rising costs.Cone Health’s CEO said in a press release that it was a difficult decision, but that combining would require the organization’s priorities and projects to be scaled back or put on hold.last_img read more

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August 2, 2019 The ABCD North EndWest End Neighborhood Service C

The ABCD North EndWest End Neighborhood Service C

first_imgThe ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) held its Mother’s Day party on Friday, May 11th.Over 40 mothers and their spouses and friends turned out for a hearty, home-cooked meal of green salad, potato salad, chicken, pasta and cake, all lovingly prepared and served by NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers. The moms and everyone in attendance socialized, chatted, and relaxed as they enjoyed their meals, with no dishes to do afterwards! The NE/WE NSC staff and volunteers prepared the drop-in center for the celebration with festive homemade placemats and other decorations. It was a lively atmosphere with a visit by City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ staff, who presented an award to Rosemary McAuliffe for her 50 years of service as an attorney. City Councilor Edwards generously donated plushy pink plants for all attendees. Robin Sidell of North Street Grille donated colorful tulips in shades of violet, pink, yellow, and white, which were a hit with the crowd. “What fragrant flowers for Mother’s Day!” one senior enthused.  The North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center provided green goody bags filled with hard candies and chocolates, which Edmond Cormier brought. Victor Brogna, Advisory Board member, serenaded the moms on trumpet, including such sweet songs as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.”*Advertisement* 1 of 9 ABCD Mother’s Day Celebration All smiles with plushy plants donated by City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ Office Rosemary McAuliffe Receives Citation from City Councilor Lydia Edwards’ Office Edmond Cormier from North End Rehabilitation and Health Care Center passes out goody bags. Would you like to participate in future events and weekly meals? Call 617-523-8125 for program scheduling and to sign up for free membership with ABCD. Fragrant tulips courtesy the generosity of Robin Sidell of North Street Grillelast_img read more

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August 2, 2019 About a year ago the Friends of the North End Lib

About a year ago the Friends of the North End Lib

first_imgAbout a year ago, the Friends of the North End Library improved their daily book sale at the library by adding more book shelves, sorting the books for sale and maintaining the sale area in a pleasant and orderly manner. The results were an immediate increase in sales. The sales have helped the Friends donate funds to the North End Library to buy furniture and other needed items, and to sponsor library programs.The prices of the books are still a bargain. Paperbacks are $1.00 each and five paperbacks are $4.00. Hardcover books are $2.00 each and three hardcover books are $5.00.The book sales are so successful that we needed to upgrade our payment system. Instead of taking the time of going to the desk to pay for your books, you can now pay for your books by placing your money, or a check, in the small red cash box hanging near the books for sale. You can also make donations, pay your annual membership fee, give for a Giving Tree item (Giving Tree is displayed at the library), buy a tote bag or pay for an event or trip. You can use the envelopes attached to the red cash box by adding your name on the envelope, selecting the type of donation, adding money to the envelope and dropping the envelope in the slot on the cash box, or you can just drop money into the cash box at any time for any reason.*Advertisement* The Friends encourage you to drop off your extra books when you buy a book. You can very easily buy a book, read it (or not) and return it to the library to save space at home. Think of the book sale as really a book swap with friends you have not yet met. Buy a book, return a book. All the joys of book browsing and reading without the hassle of having books piled up at home.For more information about the Friends of the NE Library, or if you have any questions, please send an email to info@friendsnelibrary.org, or go to our website: www.friendsnelibrary.org. for membership and program information.We thank you for any and all donations to the red cash box.last_img read more

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August 2, 2019

POLICE units in Cebu were ordered not to hold Chri

first_imgPOLICE units in Cebu were ordered not to hold Christmas parties and instead donate the money intended for the merrymaking to typhoon survivors.Chief Supt. Danilo Constantino, director of the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said not holding Christmas parties is one way of showing sympathy to the typhoon survivors.ADVERTISEMENT An adobo upgrade: Add rosemary SMC bags Bulacan airport project Read Next What’s new in town: Eggplant parmigiana deep-dish pizza, tofu ‘kakigori,’ ‘kamias’-date sticky toffee pudding Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economy PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Pagasa: Rain expected as LPA enters PAR MOST READ Constantino said personnel from Camp Crame brought relief goods to the affected policemen in northern Cebu.MORE STORIESnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USMORE STORIESnewsinfoQuake disturbs Itbayat, Batanes anewnewsinfo‘Aquaman’ Jason Momoa visits protesters blocking new Hawaii telescopenewsinfoCourt: Non-native Guam residents can vote on status with USCash assistance was also given.Constantino said some police stations in northern Cebu were damaged but remained operational.Police from the Regional Public Safety Batallion are still in Bantayan to help in the clearing and rehabilitation.Constantino said the 66 policemen will be pulled out as soon as electricity in the area is restored./CORRESPONDENTS CHITO O. ARAGON AND MICHELLE JOY L. PADAYHAGADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Constantino said the budget for the Christmas party will be used to buy rice and other relief goods.Supt. Paul Labra II, chief of the Regional Intelligence Division (RIF), said there will be a gathering but it should not be lavish.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeThere were 59 policemen from Cebu whose houses were destroyed.Constantino said these policemen continue to report for work while dealing with the dilemma of being homeless. Sen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performance Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal View commentslast_img read more

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August 2, 2019

Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time

first_imgCarpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Mindworks is the annual show of installations and performance art by students of the Fine Arts Program of the University of the Philippines Cebu. The show is the longest running show of this sort in the country. For better or worse, this show has been presented yearly for over 20 years now. It is open to the public. The performances happen on Friday the 13th of December 2013 at the University of the Philippines (UP) campus in Lahug, at around 7 p.m. It is entitled “Bangongut.”What is performance art? And why is it different from regular theater? These are difficult questions to answer considering how theater itself has changed dramatically since the ‘60s. Both are quite experimental now. They are both certainly related. And yet one may still see fundamental construct differences. Contemporary performance art is probably best understood when we trace it historically back to Andy Warhol, his studio in New York (The Factory), and the Velvet Underground, an experimental music group which starred the late Lou Reed among others.ADVERTISEMENT Unless one cited very loose fundamental philosophical concepts. Concepts like randomness and chance and why they relate in turn to other core concepts of the human condition. Concepts like Choice and Freedom, the excitement of the simplest computer games, which would be no good unless they contained within their programs the element of randomness and yes, Chance and the unpredictable.MORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMORE STORIESnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performancenewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipMindworks is the local discourse of the constructs that constitute a mistake, the wrong answer. How beautiful is that inside a school environment where everything is graded numerically with everything either checked or crossed to indicate with finality: This is correct. This is wrong. Is there a difference between what is right and what is merely correct? Can an incorrect answer ever be right? Can it ever be beautiful? Is it good enough to eat? And what of the Bisayan word, pataka? Can that be beautiful too? And who will say they have never used it as a universal answer to everything when all else fails?Mindworks is a sinful dish of chance offered using what seems to be a not-so-clean plate. But it is smorgasbord. And in due course, someone is bound to ask: But what is the point of all these? Another someone might answer. None at all. John Cage, the great experimental musician, might have said unless we are wrong: “Music is architectured time.” And so too, Mindworks. And life itself. The song and the performance begin now as you read this down to this ending. Now. Let the winds carry you here. Welcome to “Bangongut!”ADVERTISEMENT WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine LATEST STORIES Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege SMC bags Bulacan airport project Read Next Mindworks has of course no direct link to Warhol. It began in the late ’70s as a student movement in the UP campus where a new fine arts school was trying to establish itself despite difficult times. The teachers were mostly of the conservative school except for Javy Villacin. His classes became a venue for students to present works of installation and experimental performance.Roylu presented what might have been the first installation work ever for this campus. He, together with this writer, Raymund L. Fernandez, Kingking Arnado, Tina Himaloloan and others presented the first performance art piece inspired very loosely by the play “The Persecution and Assasination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.” They had not seen the play or film. What Fernandez heard, only by chance, was a long play album of the piece brought home by his sister Gingging, then teaching Psychology at the University of San Carlos. This was in the late ’70s. These students were nearing the end of their study-tour in UP. That same year they produced and presented the first Mindworks.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeAnd so began what would have been the first art movement from that school. In time, it would involve all of the current faculty, Karl Roque, Sio Montera, Christy Manguerra and Palmy Pe-Tudtud. At one time or another, they set up installation art or did performance art.And yet even to this day, there is still a healthy ambiguity which accompanies the presentations. And they all center on questions like, What constitutes a beautiful installation? When do we say and by what criteria can we say, This performance is good. These are contentious issues that immediately refuse to be placed into a box. Given this nature, they are difficult, even impossible to teach. PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Painters refuse to go quietly View comments PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passagelast_img read more

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August 2, 2019

Its time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del R

first_imgIt’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosario PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip Painters refuse to go quietly LATEST STORIES WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine “We are planning to move the Boxing Idol to Manila for the next episode tentatively set this March. We will consider Maasin in the future,” Cañete said. “We are still pushing through with a fight for Prince Pagara but not in (Boxing) Idol.”The 19-year-old Pagara, who holds a perfect professional record of 17 wins with 12 knockouts and no losses, is the younger brother of WBO International Junior Welterweight Champion Jason Pagara. The siblings are natives of Lib-og, Maasin City.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionMaasin City Administrator Atty. Feorillo “Bom-Bom” Demeterio, for his part, said that they haven’t received official word from the ALA camp regarding the scrapping of the event in Maasin.“The last time we discussed Boxing Idol last December, we told ALA (Antonio L. Aldeguer) Maasin is ready to host anytime,” said Demeterio. “Worried tingali sila sa ticket sales after the Yolanda typhoon although we received no official word yet from ALA,” he added. Read Next MOST READ Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Prince Albert Pagara’s scheduled fight against Jakarta, Indonesia’s Ruben Manakane in front of his fellow Southern Leytenos will no longer materialize after promoters of the Boxing Idol 2 fight card decided to forego the event, which was supposed to take place either late this month or early February at the Maasin City Gym in Maasin City.Dennis Cañete of the ALA Boxing Promotions relayed to Cebu Daily News via text message yesterday that the event, which was to have been co-presented by ABS-CBN Studio 23 and the ALA Boxing Promotions, will no longer be held in Maasin City and that Pagara will no longer fight in the Boxing Idol 2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Demeterio also said he heard of a scheduled fight of Pagara against a yet-to-be-named opponent tentatively set on the third week of February. “Tune-up fight ra,” said Demeterio.MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsPagara was supposed to take on Manakane in the main draw of the twin fightcard, which was to feature the bout between undefeated fighter Juren Labordo of Bacolod City and Demsey Manufoe of Surakarta, Indonesia.Cañete, though, didn’t specify if the same set of fighters except for Pagara will star in the next episode of Boxing Idol.The first part of this promotion was held last Aug. 24, 2013 and featured ALA Gym’s Melvin Gumban and Mark Vincent Bernaldez at the Escalante City Stadium in Escalante City, Negros Occidental.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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August 2, 2019

LATEST STORIES

first_imgLATEST STORIES “Mr. Peter Lim thanks the DOJ for rendering a just resolution because after all, the pronouncement of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II which found headline in Cebu Daily News on Oct 1, 2016, is correct,” said Lim’s spokesperson Jun Fuentes.Aguirre earlier revealed that the Peter “Jaguar” Lim, who is listed as one of the top drug lords in the country, was actually slain drug lord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, not the prominent Cebuano businessman.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPasig to sue 6 enforcers for extortionJaguar, top drug personality in Central Visayas, was gunned down by police in Las Piñas City on June 17, 2016, two weeks before President Rodrigo Duterte assumed his post.Aguirre said there was a mistake in the July drug matrix released by the President. Aguirre said a cousin of Jaguar, Reynaldo “Jumbo” Diaz, who was arrested by police in Matnog town of Sorsogon in September 2016, confirmed that Jeffrey Diaz was the real Jaguar.MORE STORIESnewsinfoDuterte’s verbal order on PCSO games shutdown not arbitrary – GuevarranewsinfoDOJ won’t drop sedition raps vs Robredo et al.newsinfoDOJ orders NBI to probe Customs officials allegedly involved in corruptionMORE STORIESnewsinfoDuterte’s verbal order on PCSO games shutdown not arbitrary – GuevarranewsinfoDOJ won’t drop sedition raps vs Robredo et al.newsinfoDOJ orders NBI to probe Customs officials allegedly involved in corruptionFuentes said the case filed against Lim by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s Major Crimes Investigation Unit was solely anchored on the testimonies of Marcelo Adorco, one of alleged henchman of self-confessed drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr.Adorco claimed that Lim supplied narcotics in “staggering amounts” to Espinosa for more than two years.On June 4, 2015, Adoro said Lim allegedly met with him and Espinosa in Thailand to discuss the delivery of 50 kilos powdered meth at the Cash & Carry parking lot in Makati City three days later. But Fuentes said they were able to prove that Lim was not in Thailand on June 4, 2015.“It was proven by Mr. Lim that, at that time, he was admitted for a kidney problem at the Cebu Doctors’ Hospital,” Fuentes said.ADVERTISEMENT De Lima says public has nothing to worry about her health Kids Festival Shooter in California Took Gun Illegally Duterte: In the eyes of international media PLAY LIST 22:01Duterte: In the eyes of international media01:45Amnesty urges UN to investigate Philippines drug war killings01:36OVP says no subpoena yet from DOJ on sedition raps vs Robredo03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Show me the money: Price-tagging Enrique Gil’s photos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Capital One Data Breach It’s time to consider taking sea row to UN – Del Rosariocenter_img View comments MOST READ The DOJ Task Force on Illegal Drugs dismissed the drug charges filed against Lim and at least seven others for failure of the CIDG to present sufficient evidence against the respondents. /atmRead Next Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege NAFTA: Democrats Leveraging the Trump Administration Cebu-based businessman Peter Lim (File photo from CEBU DAILY NEWS)CEBU CITY — Cebuano businessman Peter Lim has expressed elation over the dismissal of the drug trafficking charges filed against him.SkipIn a statement issued on Monday, Lim welcomed the ruling of the Task Force on Illegal Drugs of the Department of Justice (DOJ).ADVERTISEMENT ACLU: 911 Toddlers and Babies Separated from Parentslast_img read more

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August 2, 2019

NÃO DEU PARA O FRANK MIR No último round Frank M

first_img NÃO DEU PARA O FRANK MIR! No último round, Frank Mir pediu pra parar a luta depois da sequência de golpes que recebeu de Javy Ayala! #BellatorFOXSports pic.twitter.com/TdWpKMTCP2— FOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) December 15, 2018 Lockdown duffle bag Recommended by While most of us watching, including the cageside commentators, thought Mir tapped due to strikes because he couldn’t see, the former UFC standout actually suffered a fractured alveolar ridge after his mouthpiece fell out for well over a minute. Per wikipedia, the alveolar ridge is one of the two jaw ridges, extensions of the mandible or maxilla, either on the roof of the mouth between the upper teeth and the hard palate or on the bottom of the mouth behind the lower teeth.The injury was reported by Mir’s “Phonebooth Fight Podcast” co-host Richard Hunter following the fight: I just talked to @thefrankmir & he told me he has an alveolar ridge fracture, which caused the tap. Frank was without his mouthpiece for about about a minute & 1/2 of the 2nd round & that’s where the injury occurred. #BellatorHawaii @BellatorMMA— Richard Hunter (@RichardHunter) December 15, 2018 More: Also told me he thought it was just his teeth so he was trying to pull them out so he could continue but then the pain went through the roof. This is a rough sport, folks.— Richard Hunter (@RichardHunter) December 15, 2018 Accessories ProMax 440 BJJ GI Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Gordon Ryan Competition Kit Amanda Nunes’ Biggest Threat? There’s UFC Heavyweights, And Then There’s Shaq Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender Lights. Out. Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Gloves Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Sponsored Content Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir experienced a career first last night (Fri., Dec. 14, 2018) at Bellator 212 from inside Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii, when he tapped out due to strikes in the second round of his co-main event clash with Javy Ayala.With his daughter in his corner, Mir battled hard throughout the heavyweight fight to gain top position and tire Ayala. That was until Ayala forced the fight to the feet in the second round and started to strike with Mir in the clinch. Hard elbows and short punches bloodied Mir’s face and eventually forced the heavyweight veteran to signal for a tap on the back of Ayala’s head.The unexpected finish can be seen above. Good Night Teecenter_img [Photos] These 30 Female Athletes Are Incredible Tie Breaker Latest From MMA Warehouse MMAmania.com Apparel Latest From Our Partners About Plaque Psoriasis: Learn About Causes & Symptoms Yahoo! Search More From Standard BJJ Gi Mir, 39, thought he had injured his actual teeth and tried to pull them out to continue. Once he realized the severity of the injury and the pain associated with it he had nothing left to do but tap for the first time in his career. King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Midnight Mania! Trump Family In The ‘Chaos’ Corner? NÃO DEU PARA O FRANK MIR! No último round, Frank Mir pediu pra parar a luta depois da sequência de golpes que recebeu de Javy Ayala! #BellatorFOXSports pic.twitter.com/TdWpKMTCP2— FOX Sports Brasil (@FoxSportsBrasil) December 15, 2018 This is pretty wild considering Mir has fought the likes of Fedor Emelianenko, Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Cormier, Junior dos Santos, and so on, and this sort of thing has never happened. I guess that’s what you get when you fight a hard-punching heavyweight like Ayala with no mouth piece for nearly 90 seconds.We’re hoping Mir doesn’t sustain any long lasting injuries and gets back into the Bellator cage as soon as possible, especially considering last night’s fight was extremely entertaining leading up to the stoppage.For complete Bellator 212 results and coverage click here. Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Sale Bizzy Was Sneaking Needles Into The Toilet For GSP Fight Standard Ranked Rashguard Fight Motion! Watch Holloway, Cyborg Do Work Via Ghost Camlast_img read more

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August 1, 2019 So You Want to Live in Roxbury

So You Want to Live in Roxbury

first_img Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. By Megan Johnson· Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* Neighborhood News So You Want to Live in Roxbury Navigate the market with our trusty neighborhood guide, and spend your weekends listening to jazz at Dudley Café. Print —Mia Cameron, The Cameron GroupGrocery Stores Mount Pleasant Street photo via Wikimedia/Creative CommonsAsk any longtime resident, and they’ll tell you the one word embodies Roxbury: Community. In the 1600s, “Rocksberry”—named for its rocky soil—was highly attractive to colonists thanks to its abundant natural resources. Later, the neighborhood became known for its Irish population, large Latvian community, as well its Jewish community near the Grove Hall area. The neighborhood’s black community began to develop in the early 1900s, and by the mid-20th century, it had become the epicenter of Boston’s black culture. Dudley Square served as its hub, and soon, movie theaters, hotels, and department stores were built there.If you speak to people who grew up in Roxbury, their love for the neighborhood is palpable. Current and former residents say they felt it was an immense privilege to grow up there. They look back on the days when you could hit up Funky Fresh Records or listen to WILD radio before checking out a neighborhood talent show. They recall music producer Maurice Starr (who discovered Roxbury’s own New Edition, as well as New Kids on the Block) rolling up in his drop-top Mercedes-Benz and handing out dollars to the neighborhood children. Residents have the same level of pride for their thriving arts and music community (don’t miss the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) as they did for “Shakey,” a local man known for hanging around the neighborhood. (He’s since been immortalized on t-shirts that read “I grew up in Roxbury” on the back.)But like all neighborhoods, things have changed in Roxbury, and not always for the better. Many residents feel as if the area is an afterthought for the rest of Boston. The city gives green lights to out-of-town developers to build mid- and high-rise condo buildings with price tags that are out of reach for longtime residents. Meanwhile, residents struggle to have simple requests fulfilled, like getting crosswalks painted, then watch white neighborhoods get changes enacted in mere weeks. Though it shares a border with Jamaica Plain and the South End, residents feel that Roxbury’s amenities pale in comparison, whether it’s food delivery or liquor licenses. And yes, there is crime in some areas. That’s thanks in part to the blow Roxbury suffered when the elevated Orange Line was torn down in 1987. It had a detrimental effect on the community, eliminating easy access to the T in the neighborhood’s poorest areas. If you live in Lower Roxbury or Fort Hill, access to public transportation is better, however those who live deeper into Roxbury are at the mercy of the MBTA bus system, which frequently runs late. While there’s been significant spillover of college students from Mission Hill and the Fenway in recent years, Roxbury has become increasingly popular with young professionals and families who are attracted to the neighborhood’s diversity, exquisite array of architectural history, and price tags slightly less painful than in other areas of the city. Roxbury is filled with lush community gardens, bustling green spaces like Malcolm X Park, where summer basketball tournaments are veritable family reunions, and Highland Park, with its landmark Fort Hill Tower surrounded by weeping willow trees. While many fear that gentrification will eliminate the very charm and diversity that Roxbury is known for, newer residents say that, hands down, they’ve never lived anywhere friendlier. Prices at a GlanceMedian single-family home price: $481,000Median condo price: $362,000Average rent price: $2,283 per monthWhat You Can BuyPhoto via New Colony Real EstateA Three-Bedroom Condo in Fort Hill212 Highland Street Unit A, RoxburyPrice: $364,000Size: 1,370 square feetBedrooms: 3Bathrooms:  2Photo via Exit RealtyA Historic Harriswood Crescent Home80 Harold Street, RoxburyPrice: $899,999Size: 3,804 square feetBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3 75581 Public Transit OptionsThe Roxbury Crossing stop on the Orange Line, plus the Jackson Square and Ruggles stops just beyond the neighborhood’s boundariesDudley Square on the Silver LineThe Uphams Corner and Newmarket stops on the Commuter RailWhat a Real Estate Agent SaysThere has been a tremendous revitalization in Roxbury in the past few years and not only in the Dudley Square area, where new construction, shops, and restaurants have transformed the neighborhood, with more changes on the way. Roxbury has a wide variety in its neighborhoods, and public transportation makes downtown Boston and other neighborhoods accessible from almost everywhere within its borders. It is an attractive place to live, and the real estate market there is likely to be on the upswing for the foreseeable future.Fort Hill is Roxbury’s most historic area, and residents there have made Highland Park one of the most popular places around. Buyers can find very desirable properties in the Fort Hill/Highland Park area that offer good alternatives to higher-priced listings in the South End. Recently, a number of energy-efficient townhouses have been built in this neighborhood.Those looking for more reasonably priced properties that will most likely increase in value in the future should look to houses near Roxbury’s border with the Grove Hall area in Dorchester. There are currently a number of homes for sale there. 8/28/2018, 7:00 a.m. Tropical Foods450 Melnea Cass Blvd.Stop & Shop460 Blue Hill Ave.Sav-a-Lot330 MLK Jr. Blvd.Daily Table2201 Washington St.Dudley Square photo via Wikimedia/Creative CommonsPerksWho says Boston’s dining scene is confined to downtown? Dudley Café is always bustling, whether it’s with live jazz or a group of people knitting. Haley House is another popular pick. Grab a steak and cheese at Ugi’s or Joe’s—everyone has an opinion on which is better—or a cold cut sub at Ideal’s. Residents and outsiders alike go crazy for food at Merengue, while their sister restaurant Dona Habana is becoming quite the hotspot. Slade’s and Fort Hill Bar and Grille are very popular, as is Darryl’s for brunch just outside the neighborhood in the South End. And you’ll always know summer is around the corner when you spot the Slushie Lady.Did You Know?If you were asked to guess the number of famous faces from Roxbury, we’d suggest aiming high. It was the birthplace of James Michael Curley, the controversial four-term mayor of Boston and one-term governor of Massachusetts, as well as basketball star Shabazz Napier, who was shooting three-pointers at the Roxbury YMCA at the age of 6. Orange is the New Black star Diana Guerrero wrote about growing up in the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain area (and the deportation of her parents) in her book In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which is said to be becoming a TV series. But perhaps the most famous son of Roxbury is Bobby Brown, who rose to fame with the 80s R&B group New Edition. His former bandmates went on to form Bell Biv Devoe, known for hits like “Poison” and “Gangsta,” not to mention an excellent appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And clearly, they haven’t forgotten where they came from: Member Mike Bivins, who regularly returns to his home turf, just popped by earlier this month to celebrate his 50th birthday at Ramsey Park, where a new basketball court bears his name.HOME PRICES BY ZILLOW AND RENT PRICES BY RENTCAFE. ICONS VIA ISTOCK.last_img read more

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August 1, 2019 There Is Now a Plan B Vending Machine at Brandeis University

There Is Now a Plan B Vending Machine at Brandeis University

first_img Print Read all about the latest gym openings, healthy events, and fitness trends in our twice weekly Wellness newsletter. 103 Sign up for Health & Wellness newsletters. Everything you need to stay healthy and fit.* Photo via Getty Images/AH86A new type of vending machine has landed at Brandeis University in Waltham. It’s not one that dispenses snacks or soft drinks, but one that is intended for those who need access to health care products, like the emergency contraceptive Plan B.Along with Plan B, the wellness vending machine stocks things like Tylenol, menstrual supplies, and condoms and it is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Shapiro Campus Center at Brandeis University. The idea came to life from the student-activism group Brandeis Pro-Choice—which promotes reproductive rights—back in the spring of 2017. Samantha Lauring, a member of the group, told the Globe they came up with the idea after reading about California schools installing similar machines.According to the Times, California schools that have wellness vending machines include institutions like Stanford and University of California, among others. For students to have access to something like this whenever they need it is pretty big, and further allows people to take their health into their own hands.As a chapter of Planned Parenthood Generation Action—a network of young activists on campuses across the country—the student club was given a $5,000 grant from Planned Parenthood to spearhead the project, as well as support and resources to make it happen.Most university health centers carry products like these but their hours are limited. At Brandeis University the health center is only open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through the week and is closed on the weekends, leaving students with limited access to care on campus. Plan B is most effective when taken right away—this vending machine allows for easy access, and more privacy.The club told Boston 25 News that it will also serve as a resource for survivors of sexual assault and will be available to students of all gender identities. “Access to sexual and reproductive health care is essential to everyone’s health and well-being,” Susannah Miller, Brandeis Pro-Choice President, told Boston 25 News. “This vending machine will help all Brandeis students access care when we need it.”center_img Health News There Is Now a Plan B Vending Machine at Brandeis University It’s stocked with many different health care products and was spearheaded by students in Waltham. By Tessa Yannone· 4/18/2019, 11:42 a.m. last_img read more

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