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17 Dec 18
Exploris PTO

News from the Exploris PTO, week of December 17

17 Dec 18
News Exc Celebrity

Article and photos from hienalouca.com

The NHS wants to double its volunteer army in recognition of the huge benefits for patient care, the Daily Mail can reveal.

Officials plan to increase the voluntary workforce from the current 78,000 to 156,000 over the next three years.

The news comes as support is growing for the Mail’s hospital volunteer campaign, which was launched at the beginning of December in partnership with Helpforce – a fast-growing health service charity. 

By last night a total of 23,655 readers had signed up, pledging a combined total of 1,344,132 hours in help and support.

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16 Dec 18

VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT COURT FILE NO.: 17-35004707 UNJUSTLY BANDED from HER MAJESTY’S COURT’S DISCRIMINATION DISTINCTION ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE B E T W E E N: HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN Applicant – and – KEIKO YAMAMOTO Respondent ____________________________________________________ VICTIM IMPACT STATEMENT _________________________________________________________ COURT: Old City Hall, ONTARIO PROVINCIAL COURT OF JUSTICE Informant: Wayne Ferron JUDGE: […]

16 Dec 18
Bangtao Restaurant

Aerial view of Bangtao beach, Phuket

16 Dec 18
Hawaii News Digest

Accessed on 16 December 2018, 1452 UTC, Post 18122. Source:  http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/category/hawaii-news Please click link or scroll down to read your selections. Comment:  Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories from “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents. Hawaii News Police seeking […]

16 Dec 18
past tense

In December 1918 a hairdressers strike broke out in London’s West End: the largest ever hairdressers strike in Britain… Below we reprint an account by Nicked from Philip Hoffman, an official of the Shop Assistants Union, from his autobiography, ‘They Also Serve’. At this time the London hairdressing trade was divided into 3 zones – the City, […]

16 Dec 18
A written soundtrack to my first year in Canada.

As the departure date for my Christmas charter flight to London came closer, so did a certain foreboding. The promised tickets didn’t arrive, nor was it clear which London airport we would be landing at. Nevertheless on December 16, I boarded the newly introduced Turbo train which had trimmed sixty minutes off the five-hour journey […]

15 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1551536-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1551536-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1551536-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1551536-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Downtown Summerlin, the community’s burgeoning urban core, is home to two major sports facilities: City National Arena, practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights; and coming soon, Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity Triple-A baseball stadium and future home of the Las Vegas Aviators. (Summerlin) Summerlin Vegas Golden Knights right-winger and Canadian Reilly Smith is one of several VGK players and staff members who chose to live in Summerlin. He is at Andiron, one of Downtown Summerlin’s most popular restaurants. Summerlin Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, and wife, Jen, are longtime residents of Summerlin. He stands near the construction site of the Las Vegas Ballpark. Vegas Golden Knights right-winger and Canadian Reilly Smith is one of several VGK players and staff members who chose to live in Summerlin. He is at Andiron, one of Downtown Summerlin’s most popular restaurants. (Summerlin) Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, and wife, Jen, are longtime residents of Summerlin. He stands near the construction site of the Las Vegas Ballpark. (Summerlin) Summerlin This artist’s rendering shows what the Las Vegas Ballpark will look like. It is scheduled for completion in April 2019. Long regarded as a world-class destination, Las Vegas is brimming with premier hotels, celebrity chef restaurants, best-in-class shopping and top-tier entertainment. And while all those attractions annually draw more than 42 million tourists to the city, one thing has long been lacking. That is, until 2017, when the city added not one, but three professional sports teams, to its already stellar line-up. Taking the city by storm was the National Hockey League’s Golden Knights, which in true Las Vegas fashion, beat all the odds by going to the Stanley Cup Final after an electrifying inaugural year that not only made hockey fans out of desert dwellers, but united the community after the Oct. 1 mass shooting. While professional hockey was stealing hearts and grabbing headlines at T-Mobile Arena, the WNBA’s Aces brought professional women’s basketball to the city just down the street at Mandalay Bay Special Events Center. The Aces’ star performer is the league’s first overall draft pick for 2018 and Rookie of the Year, A’ja Wilson. As if that wasn’t enough, the Raiders made their move to Sin City official in late 2017 with a star-studded groundbreaking of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium that will become the team’s official home beginning with the 2020 season. What’s happening with professional sports in Las Vegas on a macro-scale is happening in the master-planned community of Summerlin on a micro-scale, according to Kevin T. Orrock, president, Summerlin. A development of The Howard Hughes Corp., Summerlin is entering its 29th year of development and has easily become the community of choice for many of the city’s influencers, celebrities, captains of industry, and now, many of the city’s sports elite. “The infusion of excitement, pride and community spirit the Vegas Golden Knights have brought to Las Vegas is even more magnified in Summerlin, where the team makes its home at City National Arena,” Orrock said. “Daily, hundreds of fans flock to the Arena to watch the team practice, buy VGK merchandise and get up close and personal with our city’s hottest celebrities. And today, hockey is no longer just a spectator sport in Las Vegas. Thanks to the Knights, scores of youth and adult hockey programs are now thriving with athletes of all ages and skill levels.” According to Orrock, sightings of the team and coaching staff are common occurrences at Summerlin restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and community gathering spots, especially throughout Downtown Summerlin. “The community has welcomed the Knights with open arms, and the Knights have reciprocated that embrace. It’s a true love affair,” he said. Golden Knights right wing and Canadian Reilly Smith can vouch for that sentiment. Smith, who visited Las Vegas for the first time in 2017 to attend a friend’s bachelor party — just three weeks before the NHL expansion draft — knew nothing of Las Vegas beyond the Strip. After joining the team and moving to Las Vegas, his initial shock of being transferred turned into a love affair with the city and the Summerlin community where he now lives. “Everything we need is right here,” Smith said. “My girlfriend, Melissa, and I, love to dine at Downtown Summerlin, where we have many options. Residents are always friendly and welcoming where we go. We’re close enough to the Strip to play tour guide when friends and family visit, and we’re far enough away to escape the hustle when we need a break. Best of all, commuting from home to City National Arena takes just a few minutes. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else.” Smith, whose brother, Brendan, plays for the New York Rangers, says his parents joke about making customized jerseys — split with Vegas Golden Knights and New York Rangers markings. “My family pretty much moved in with us during the Stanley Cup Final, and, of course, friends from all walks of life are reaching out to me to come to Las Vegas,” Smith said. “While they are supportive of my hockey career and the Knights, I know the allure of the city is part of the draw to come here. Thank goodness I have a house with lots of bedrooms.” As president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, a member of the Pacific Coast League and Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, Don Logan takes argument about Las Vegas as a new sports town. “Las Vegas, in my mind, has always been a sports town,” Logan said. “NASCAR has been bringing millions of fans to the city since 1996, and the baseball team has amassed thousands of loyal fans who are especially demonstrative in their undying support. And now, with Las Vegas Ballpark nearing completion, the fans have even more reason to come on board. Previously, our city lacked first-class sports facilities. Today, that’s all changed. What the Knights did on the ice was remarkable, and the effect was a sports tsunami that no one expected. Today, everyone in the sports world is looking at Las Vegas more closely.” Logan and his wife, Jen, a well-known and respected advertising executive, have made Summerlin their home for more than 20 years. While the couple loves Summerlin for all the obvious reasons — from abundant golf courses to natural and man-made beauty that no other Southern Nevada community comes close to replicating — the Logans especially appreciate the friendship and strong sense of community they share with neighbors. “Like us, our neighbors understand the value of living in a place like Summerlin,” Logan said. “Twenty years later, many of our neighbors, who are now longtime friends, are still here. Our homes have well-maintained their value, we enjoy all the amenities the community offers, and we are all living the good Summerlin life. And with the April 2019 completion of Las Vegas Ballpark, my daily commute is about to shrink to mere minutes. It doesn’t get better than that. This is home, and we are here to stay.” Logan, who is known throughout the town as Mr. Baseball, is counting the days to the completion of Las Vegas Ballpark and the home/season/stadium opener on April 9 . “The Aviators, known as the Las Vegas Stars for 18 years and the Las Vegas 51s, 18 years after that, have been a staple in the Las Vegas community for over three decades,” he said. “With a new home in Downtown Summerlin, the future of professional baseball in Southern Nevada looks even brighter. We are confident this location, which is easily accessed from all regions of the valley, will expand our fan base and introduce new generations to America’s favorite past time. We can’t wait to put down roots in Downtown Summerlin, a destination that already has a reputation for best in fun, family-oriented entertainment.” Las Vegas Ballpark is designed to create a festival-like atmosphere and will provide a wide range of seating options including suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and even a pool beyond the outfield wall. Spanning 22,500 acres along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley and framed by Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Summerlin is credited with making Las Vegas known as a great place to live, not just visit. The community is home to more than 100,000 Southern Nevadans. With more than 150 miles of walking trails, 250-plus parks of all sizes, 10 golf courses, 25 public, private and charter schools and its own downtown, Summerlin is in a league of its own. “Hockey and baseball are converging in Summerlin in a spectacular way,” said Orrock, whose Downtown Summerlin office overlooks the City National Arena and Las Vegas Ballpark. “The energy created by the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Aviators is both electric and palpable,” he said. “Just look at the new development springing up around these landmark sports venues. Watch the steady stream of cars going in and out of the Arena, and witness the making of a spectacular ballpark that will soon be bustling with activity. With both teams making this community their home, Summerlin is already in the winners’ circle.” Summerlin offers nearly 100 floor plans in 35 neighborhoods throughout eight villages. Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to town homes, from 874 to more than 5,000 square feet, priced from the high $200,000s to more than $1 million. Visit Summerlin.com for more information. Downtown Summerlin, the community’s burgeoning urban core, is home to more than 125 stores, restaurants, entertainment attractions, office towers, a world-class resort and now, two major sports facilities: City National Arena, practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights; and coming soon, Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity Triple-A baseball stadium and future home of the Las Vegas Aviators.
15 Dec 18
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1470824-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1470824-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1470824-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1470824-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Downtown Summerlin, the community’s burgeoning urban core, is home to two major sports facilities: City National Arena, practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights; and coming soon, Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity Triple-A baseball stadium and future home of the Las Vegas Aviators. (Summerlin) Summerlin Vegas Golden Knights right-winger and Canadian Reilly Smith is one of several VGK players and staff members who chose to live in Summerlin. He is at Andiron, one of Downtown Summerlin’s most popular restaurants. Summerlin Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, and wife, Jen, are longtime residents of Summerlin. He stands near the construction site of the Las Vegas Ballpark. Vegas Golden Knights right-winger and Canadian Reilly Smith is one of several VGK players and staff members who chose to live in Summerlin. He is at Andiron, one of Downtown Summerlin’s most popular restaurants. (Summerlin) Don Logan, president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, and wife, Jen, are longtime residents of Summerlin. He stands near the construction site of the Las Vegas Ballpark. (Summerlin) Summerlin This artist’s rendering shows what the Las Vegas Ballpark will look like. It is scheduled for completion in April 2019. Long regarded as a world-class destination, Las Vegas is brimming with premier hotels, celebrity chef restaurants, best-in-class shopping and top-tier entertainment. And while all those attractions annually draw more than 42 million tourists to the city, one thing has long been lacking. That is, until 2017, when the city added not one, but three professional sports teams, to its already stellar line-up. Taking the city by storm was the National Hockey League’s Golden Knights, which in true Las Vegas fashion, beat all the odds by going to the Stanley Cup Final after an electrifying inaugural year that not only made hockey fans out of desert dwellers, but united the community after the Oct. 1 mass shooting. While professional hockey was stealing hearts and grabbing headlines at T-Mobile Arena, the WNBA’s Aces brought professional women’s basketball to the city just down the street at Mandalay Bay Special Events Center. The Aces’ star performer is the league’s first overall draft pick for 2018 and Rookie of the Year, A’ja Wilson. As if that wasn’t enough, the Raiders made their move to Sin City official in late 2017 with a star-studded groundbreaking of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas stadium that will become the team’s official home beginning with the 2020 season. What’s happening with professional sports in Las Vegas on a macro-scale is happening in the master-planned community of Summerlin on a micro-scale, according to Kevin T. Orrock, president, Summerlin. A development of The Howard Hughes Corp., Summerlin is entering its 29th year of development and has easily become the community of choice for many of the city’s influencers, celebrities, captains of industry, and now, many of the city’s sports elite. “The infusion of excitement, pride and community spirit the Vegas Golden Knights have brought to Las Vegas is even more magnified in Summerlin, where the team makes its home at City National Arena,” Orrock said. “Daily, hundreds of fans flock to the Arena to watch the team practice, buy VGK merchandise and get up close and personal with our city’s hottest celebrities. And today, hockey is no longer just a spectator sport in Las Vegas. Thanks to the Knights, scores of youth and adult hockey programs are now thriving with athletes of all ages and skill levels.” According to Orrock, sightings of the team and coaching staff are common occurrences at Summerlin restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations and community gathering spots, especially throughout Downtown Summerlin. “The community has welcomed the Knights with open arms, and the Knights have reciprocated that embrace. It’s a true love affair,” he said. Golden Knights right wing and Canadian Reilly Smith can vouch for that sentiment. Smith, who visited Las Vegas for the first time in 2017 to attend a friend’s bachelor party — just three weeks before the NHL expansion draft — knew nothing of Las Vegas beyond the Strip. After joining the team and moving to Las Vegas, his initial shock of being transferred turned into a love affair with the city and the Summerlin community where he now lives. “Everything we need is right here,” Smith said. “My girlfriend, Melissa, and I, love to dine at Downtown Summerlin, where we have many options. Residents are always friendly and welcoming where we go. We’re close enough to the Strip to play tour guide when friends and family visit, and we’re far enough away to escape the hustle when we need a break. Best of all, commuting from home to City National Arena takes just a few minutes. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else.” Smith, whose brother, Brendan, plays for the New York Rangers, says his parents joke about making customized jerseys — split with Vegas Golden Knights and New York Rangers markings. “My family pretty much moved in with us during the Stanley Cup Final, and, of course, friends from all walks of life are reaching out to me to come to Las Vegas,” Smith said. “While they are supportive of my hockey career and the Knights, I know the allure of the city is part of the draw to come here. Thank goodness I have a house with lots of bedrooms.” As president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Aviators, a member of the Pacific Coast League and Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s, Don Logan takes argument about Las Vegas as a new sports town. “Las Vegas, in my mind, has always been a sports town,” Logan said. “NASCAR has been bringing millions of fans to the city since 1996, and the baseball team has amassed thousands of loyal fans who are especially demonstrative in their undying support. And now, with Las Vegas Ballpark nearing completion, the fans have even more reason to come on board. Previously, our city lacked first-class sports facilities. Today, that’s all changed. What the Knights did on the ice was remarkable, and the effect was a sports tsunami that no one expected. Today, everyone in the sports world is looking at Las Vegas more closely.” Logan and his wife, Jen, a well-known and respected advertising executive, have made Summerlin their home for more than 20 years. While the couple loves Summerlin for all the obvious reasons — from abundant golf courses to natural and man-made beauty that no other Southern Nevada community comes close to replicating — the Logans especially appreciate the friendship and strong sense of community they share with neighbors. “Like us, our neighbors understand the value of living in a place like Summerlin,” Logan said. “Twenty years later, many of our neighbors, who are now longtime friends, are still here. Our homes have well-maintained their value, we enjoy all the amenities the community offers, and we are all living the good Summerlin life. And with the April 2019 completion of Las Vegas Ballpark, my daily commute is about to shrink to mere minutes. It doesn’t get better than that. This is home, and we are here to stay.” Logan, who is known throughout the town as Mr. Baseball, is counting the days to the completion of Las Vegas Ballpark and the home/season/stadium opener on April 9 . “The Aviators, known as the Las Vegas Stars for 18 years and the Las Vegas 51s, 18 years after that, have been a staple in the Las Vegas community for over three decades,” he said. “With a new home in Downtown Summerlin, the future of professional baseball in Southern Nevada looks even brighter. We are confident this location, which is easily accessed from all regions of the valley, will expand our fan base and introduce new generations to America’s favorite past time. We can’t wait to put down roots in Downtown Summerlin, a destination that already has a reputation for best in fun, family-oriented entertainment.” Las Vegas Ballpark is designed to create a festival-like atmosphere and will provide a wide range of seating options including suites, club seats, berm seating, party zones and decks, picnic tables, kids’ zone, bars and even a pool beyond the outfield wall. Spanning 22,500 acres along the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley and framed by Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Summerlin is credited with making Las Vegas known as a great place to live, not just visit. The community is home to more than 100,000 Southern Nevadans. With more than 150 miles of walking trails, 250-plus parks of all sizes, 10 golf courses, 25 public, private and charter schools and its own downtown, Summerlin is in a league of its own. “Hockey and baseball are converging in Summerlin in a spectacular way,” said Orrock, whose Downtown Summerlin office overlooks the City National Arena and Las Vegas Ballpark. “The energy created by the Vegas Golden Knights and the Las Vegas Aviators is both electric and palpable,” he said. “Just look at the new development springing up around these landmark sports venues. Watch the steady stream of cars going in and out of the Arena, and witness the making of a spectacular ballpark that will soon be bustling with activity. With both teams making this community their home, Summerlin is already in the winners’ circle.” Summerlin offers nearly 100 floor plans in 35 neighborhoods throughout eight villages. Homes are available in a variety of styles — from single-family homes to town homes, from 874 to more than 5,000 square feet, priced from the high $200,000s to more than $1 million. Visit Summerlin.com for more information. Downtown Summerlin, the community’s burgeoning urban core, is home to more than 125 stores, restaurants, entertainment attractions, office towers, a world-class resort and now, two major sports facilities: City National Arena, practice facility of the Vegas Golden Knights; and coming soon, Las Vegas Ballpark, a 10,000-capacity Triple-A baseball stadium and future home of the Las Vegas Aviators.
14 Dec 18
Big Band Temple 1927

To read is to surrender oneself to an endless displacement of curiosity and desire from one sentence to another, from one action to another, from one level of a text to another. The text unveils itself before us, but never allows itself to be possessed; and instead of trying to possess it we should take […]

14 Dec 18
Strategic Youth Development

Introduction– OUR PEAK 2018 EVENT IS AHEAD: The Open Orange Bowl Regatta hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club dated December 26-30, 2018. Winter in Miami always offers the best training and racing scenarios, which is sure to push the level. This year’s event will see top competition from many fleet veterans in the 29er returning to […]

14 Dec 18
The Art Of Monteque

  The director’s newest film HIGH FLYING BIRD to sneak preview as part of the festival honor Festival. Also Announces Opening and Closing Night Films, Special Event Screenings and Short Film Lineup   The Slamdance Film Festival  announced that Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike) will be presented with their 2019 Founders […]

14 Dec 18
BILL'S BLOG

I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to smile politely and reply with something seasonably appropriate, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I just sneered at the woman, rolled my eyes, and walked out of the shop, cursing under my breath. It was the lady in my local dry cleaners that had inadvertently […]