Drivers asked not to litter

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The district plans to tally up the trash collected Wednesday, then revisit cleaned areas next week to see whether motorists are keeping the highway cleaner. Picking up litter on Los Angeles-area freeways costs the state $3 million a year, money that Caltrans officials said Wednesday could be spent on other highway needs if motorists cut back on litter. The state Department of Transportation dispatched 600 maintenance workers from its Los Angeles-area office Wednesday to pick up trash along the highways in a one-day effort to clean up the roads. Officials also encouraged Angelenos not to litter on the highways. “We need motorists to dispose of their trash appropriately so that Caltrans resources can be directed toward other freeway-maintenance efforts,” Doug Failing, Caltrans director for the Los Angeles-Ventura counties region, said in a statement. Each day, local crews pick up 100 cubic yards of trash – enough trash to fill the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum by the end of a year. last_img read more

Warriors bested by Kings and other takeaways from weirdest loss since 2001

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — Over the years, the Sacramento Kings have adopted little-brother status as they’ve looked to emulate the Warriors’ success.On Sunday, the big-brother Warriors (5-23) were bested by the Kings 100-79 at Chase Center. This was the Kings’ first visit to the $1.4 billion facility. In the third quarter, when a spirited “LET’S GO WARRIORS” chant broke out while Golden State was down by 20 points, a …last_img read more

Pumping up Bok support for World Cup

first_imgRay Maota  Brand Soputh Africa CEO Miller Matola (top right) and other industry leaders took part in the Lead SA Bok Friday initiative. Matola in his Bok jersey “played his part” to support the Boks. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Shelley Viljoen  Primedia Broadcasting PR manager  +27 11 506 3000 • Brand South Africa  +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Playing a part to back the Boks • Growing support for Play Your Part • New campaign for a better South Africa • New campaign to power South Africa’s ProteasSouth Africans have been mobilised to stand behind their beloved Springboks, the national rugby team, as they prepare to do battle in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.The tournament kicks off on 9 September – 23 October 2011.Brand South Africa showed its support by endorsing the Lead SA Bok Friday initiative at Primedia’s offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 26 August 2011.“We are proud of this initiative by Lead SA to garner support for our beloved Bokke and we as the IMC are proud to ‘play our part’ in bringing national pride back into sport,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said at the event.Brand South Africa launched its Play Your Part campaign in June 2011 as a call to citizens to do whatever they can, big or small, to try and make the country a better place to live in.The organisation was in Port Elizabeth on 20 August to support the Boks as they faced New Zealand in a Tri-Nations clash.The Boks winning the game helped boost national pride – just as the Play Your Part campaign aims to do.Lead SA also encourages citizens to make a difference in the country whichever way they can.Drumming up Bok Friday fever at PrimediaMatola was joined at the event by Absa marketing and communications executive Happy Ntshingila, Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation Gert Oosthuizen and Lead SA CEO Yusuf Abramjee, who is also head of news and current affairs at Primedia.Well-known South African personalities, including Zuraida Jardin, Tumisho Masha, John Robbie, Danny K, Alex Jay and Pabi Moloi, also attended the event and showed their support for the Boks.Abramjee said: “With the call to citizens to support the Springboks by wearing Bok jerseys on Fridays, we are also proud to introduce Claudia Nel who won the Pretoria News art competition for Lead SA.”Nel is a pupil at Hoërskool Menlo Park in Pretoria.The competition called on South Africans to submit artwork that can be used on Lead SA postcards.Nel’s contribution, featured on the front page of the Pretoria News, showed a face in colours of the South African flag and the city skyline in the background.Adding his voice at the Primedia gathering, Absa’s Ntshingila said: “We as Absa have always supported the Boks and there’s nothing bigger and better than getting behind our national teams, as we saw during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Absa was an associate sponsor of the Boks for nine years before being named the official sponsor in March 2011 in a deal worth more than R50-million (US$6.9-million).The Boks will have a send-off party organised by Lead SA on 1 September at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, where Danny K and La Vuvuzela will perform, among other artists.DStv’s Supersport channel will show the Rugby World Cup matches live and supply footage to other stations to ensure all 50-million South Africans behind the Boks.Rugby in South AfricaRugby has played a major transformational role in South Africa after the Springboks won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil.The impressive victory by the Boks came a year after the first democratic elections in the country, which resulted in Nelson Mandela becoming president.The shot of Mandela and then-Bok captain Francois Pienaar hoisting the Webb-Ellis trophy at Ellis Park in Johannesburg has become an iconic national image.last_img read more

iPhone App Lets Soldiers Map Their Battlefields

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market,There was nothing whatsoever metaphorical in that headline. This isn’t an app that lets a soldier make on-the-go journal entries, write poems about his or her feelings or check vitals ala a mood ring. Tactical Nav is an app that lets a soldier map and plot waypoints on a battlefield, take photos and share coordinates with fellow soldiers and units, direct artillery and call in medevac. Its developer is 31-year-old Captain Jonathan Springer of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne, who reportedly spent $26,000 of his own money to develop the app. It is set for release next month in the Apple App Store. Battle HardenedSpringer, an artillery specialist on his third deployment in Afghanistan, has had an opportunity few app developers can match. He has tested the software in the most rugged and realistic environment possible, the theater of war. Springer told Global Post the app would also good be for hunting, but in the here-and-now, his priority is his fellow soldiers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting “I’ve got to think what do my soldiers need to go into battle? What do my soldiers need that could save their lives? So that’s what I’m thinking about right now.”Users can switch latitude and longitude, as well as “angular mils,” an artillery measurement; a user can also switch to red light for when soldiers need to avoid being seen in dark or near-dark circumstances. Military MindsetMost app users are probably unaware that this is just the latest in a new field of military smartphone apps that include sharpshooting, missile-launching simulations and battlefield friend-finding.As the son of a career sailor, I can assure you that serving military are far from anxious to share tactical details with civilians and their COs are even less excited by the notion. So unlike most developers, Springer seems to lack a website for his “product.” He may be too busy shooting and being shot at. So some of the questions one might have regarding such an undertaking remain unanswered, though I have sent them via the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs staff. They include: How easy would it be to hack this app, especially given it will be available online?Does it replace sighting hardware or software artillery experts or even common soldiers already carry? How common are iPhones in country?Will you make an Android version? If any of you have an answer to, or opinion about, any of these questions, please respond in the comments.Images of app via Hammed Kohistani | other sources: Courier-Mail, PSFK A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#web “I’ve got to think what do my soldiers need to go into battle? What do my soldiers need that could save their lives? So that’s what I’m thinking about right now.”Users can switch latitude and longitude, as well as “angular mils,” an artillery measurement; a user can also switch to red light for when soldiers need to avoid being seen in dark or near-dark circumstances. Military MindsetMost app users are probably unaware that this is just the latest in a new field of military smartphone apps that include sharpshooting, missile-launching simulations and battlefield friend-finding.As the son of a career sailor, I can assure you that serving military are far from anxious to share tactical details with civilians and their COs are even less excited by the notion. So unlike most developers, Springer seems to lack a website for his “product.” He may be too busy shooting and being shot at. So some of the questions one might have regarding such an undertaking remain unanswered, though I have sent them via the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs staff. They include: How easy would it be to hack this app, especially given it will be available online?Does it replace sighting hardware or software artillery experts or even common soldiers already carry? How common are iPhones in country?Will you make an Android version? If any of you have an answer to, or opinion about, any of these questions, please respond in the comments.Images of app via Hammed Kohistani | other sources: Courier-Mail, PSFK Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Tags:#Apple#web curt hopkins Related Posts There was nothing whatsoever metaphorical in that headline. This isn’t an app that lets a soldier make on-the-go journal entries, write poems about his or her feelings or check vitals ala a mood ring. Tactical Nav is an app that lets a soldier map and plot waypoints on a battlefield, take photos and share coordinates with fellow soldiers and units, direct artillery and call in medevac. Its developer is 31-year-old Captain Jonathan Springer of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne, who reportedly spent $26,000 of his own money to develop the app. It is set for release next month in the Apple App Store. Battle HardenedSpringer, an artillery specialist on his third deployment in Afghanistan, has had an opportunity few app developers can match. He has tested the software in the most rugged and realistic environment possible, the theater of war. Springer told Global Post the app would also good be for hunting, but in the here-and-now, his priority is his fellow soldiers. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PH Volcanoes off to hot start in SEA Games

first_imgLATEST STORIES They are to face Malaysia late Saturday before taking on Singapore and Thailand on Sunday in a bid to once again sweep the competition all the way to the gold medal.Last year’s bronze medalist Lady Volcanoes weren’t as lucky as they bowed to Thailand, 32-0, in the opening match of the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ McIlroy confirms he’ll return for FedEx Cup opener Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters KUALA LUMPUR — As expected the Philippine men’s rugby 7s team opened up with an explosive start after scoring two easy wins in the Southeast Asian Games Saturday at Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium, Kelana Jaya here.Champions in the sport’s maiden staging in 2015 Singapore edition, the Volcanoes drubbed Indonesia, 47-5, before demolishing Cambodia, 47-7.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Maersk Line to Divert Ships from Algeciras due to Strikes

first_imgzoom Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has decided to divert vessel calls from the Port of Algeciras due to the planned strikes by Spanish dockworkers.On February 24, Spain approved a royal decree on the port system reform which would enable ports to hire non-unionized stevedores instead of the unionized ones. Such practice would result in massive layoffs in the future.Consequently, the country’s stevedores plan to stage strikes on March 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24.According to Maersk Line, slow-downs began in all Spanish ports on February 24 and are expected to continue until the strikes start.“These actions will cause a serious impact on cargo flows in and out of Spain and more widely to our global network, especially due to the strategic importance of the port of Algeciras as a major transshipment port for cargo moving to/out of Europe, Africa and many other destinations,” Maersk Line said.The company has developed a contingency plan according to which it would reduce presence in Algeciras during the period of the industrial actions, using alternative ports in Europe and the Mediterranean.Westbound vessels deployed in Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe and Middle East services normally calling Algeciras will be diverted to other facilities in the Mediterranean.Eastbound vessels will for the time being continue to call Algeciras and eastbound transshipment connections will be made there, the company informed.last_img read more