Proposal

19 Mar 19
HP World Kadavanthra

People who have had someone say no to your marriage proposal, how did it you deal with it? No text found Ground Floor, Muscat Tower, Sahodaran Ayyappan Rd, Kadavanthra, Ernakulam, Kerala 682020

19 Mar 19
Hawthorne, Homer, and Hypermedia

In my upcoming research paper, I plan to discuss topics of surveillance, censorship, and harmful algorithms online. While these are prominent themes in digital rhetoric, I intend to research them regarding their relationship with Youtube in particular. I plan to delve deeper into the flaws found in Youtube’s surveillance algorithms and note what researchers propose […]

19 Mar 19
CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTV

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Indianapolis is partnering with Ford to launch a program designed to improve mobility in the city. It’s called the City:One Challenge. Locally, city leaders are looking to encourage more people to use public transit by making it more accessible, efficient and affordable. The challenge is designed to complement the city’s efforts by facilitating […]

19 Mar 19
FOX59

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. –Indianapolis is partnering with Ford to launch a program designed to improve mobility in the city. It’s called the City:One Challenge. Locally, city leaders are looking to encourage more people to use public transit by making it more accessible, efficient and affordable. The challenge is designed to complement the city’s efforts by facilitating […]

19 Mar 19
A Little Wordy

JFK Inaugural Speech We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. The world is very different […]

19 Mar 19
NBC Palm Springs - News, Weather, Traffic, Breaking News

The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border. Democrats expressed hope that by knowing which local projects could be targeted, lawmakers would be likelier to override Trump’s veto of a measure aimed at preventing the cuts. […]

19 Mar 19
NATION AND STATE

NEW YORK/BOGOTA—A proposal by Colombian coffee growers’ federation that producer countries sell their high-quality harvests untethered from the New York market price could encourage buyers to look for alternative providers, importers and exporters said. The federation in late February said it would discuss a possible unlinking from the New York benchmark price with other producers […]

19 Mar 19
NATION AND STATE

European shares were on course for a fifth day of gains on March 19, powered by a strong rally in automakers after Peugeot suggested Fiat Chrysler was among the options for a merger, and as Bank of America Merrill Lynch talked up stocks in the sector. The STOXX 600 autos & suppliers sector index jumped […]

19 Mar 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1621709-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1621709-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1621709-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1621709-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Electronic cigarette (Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday planning to propose what’s believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping products. City Attorney Dennis Herrera said he, Chicago and New York sent a joint letter demanding that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evaluate the effect of e-cigarettes on public health. Herrera said that the review should have been done before e-cigarettes entered the market but that the federal agency has given companies until August 2022 to submit applications for the evaluation. “The result is that millions of children are already addicted to e-cigarettes and millions more will follow if we don’t act,” he said Tuesday. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is addictive and can harm adolescent brains that are still developing. In the U.S., youth are more likely than adults to use e-cigarettes. San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton said he plans to introduce legislation banning the sale of e-cigarettes in the city unless they get an FDA review. Supporters say that if the measure is approved, it would be the first such prohibition in the country. Its chances are not clear. “We have people addicted to nicotine who would have never smoked a cigarette had it not been for the attractive products that target our young people,” said Walton, a former president of the San Francisco Board of Education. Anti-tobacco activists say e-cigarette makers target kids by offering products in candy flavors and using marketing that portrays their products as flashy gadgets. San Francisco was the first city in the United States to approve an outright ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and flavored vaping liquids, which voters upheld in 2018. The city prohibits smoking in parks and public squares and doesn’t allow smokeless tobacco at its playing fields. The city has often been on the forefront in passing liberal social policies that clash with business interests, whether it’s banning single-use plastic bags or the sale of fur products. The FDA did not respond to an email requesting comment on the letter from the three cities. Manufacturers were supposed to submit most products for review by August 2018, but FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in 2017 delayed the deadline until 2022. He said at the time that both the agency and the industry needed more time to prepare. In 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including nearly 5 percent of middle school students and nearly 21 percent of high school students, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Walton also plans to introduce legislation to bar making, selling or distributing tobacco on city property. That proposal is aimed at Juul Labs, an electronic cigarette company that rents space on Pier 70. “We don’t want them in our city,” Walton said. A spokesman for Juul said the proposed legislation would limit adult smokers’ abilities to access e-cigarettes that could help them kick regular smoking habits.
19 Mar 19
Tammy Haynes

While Trump’s plan focuses on multiple aspects of higher education, a key issue targeted is the national problem of growing student debt.          from WTSP – News http://rssfeeds.wtsp.com/~/599810656/0/wtsp/home~President-tackles-growing-student-debt-with-new-proposal via WTSP – NewsIFTTT

19 Mar 19
Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

The Westpark Development trundles on and the impact on the town and its local businesses becomes more and more clear as the details get put on paper. Here’s the newest proposals for the site for you to have a look at.  They are in two parts, the employment part and the housing part.  Please feel free […]

19 Mar 19
Global News

Valentine, a Quebec-based fast-food chain, has launched a formal bid to have the iconic Canadian dish made into an emoji.

19 Mar 19
Lewisburg Area

Occasionally, as we review Pennsylvania’s legislative activity pertaining to election laws, we find in the General Assembly’s daily “Update” a report of new proposals that may not pertain directly to voting or elections, but which appear to have such scope and far-reaching impact on the structure of the State’s government that they should probably be […]

19 Mar 19
Breathing Wild Air

Happy BLOG TOUR TUESDAY!!! Today, I bring you some goodies (aka Excerpts) from Penny Reid’s latest and greatest book release: Space! SPOILER ALERT: I loved it! Space, the second book in the all-new Laws of Physics Trilogy from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now! One week. Private […]

19 Mar 19
Monterey Herald
SALINAS — After years of debate over the fate of the historic Old County Jail and two months of seeking formal proposals for re-use of the aging, contaminated structure, Monterey County officials will take one more shot at finding someone to back a plan for the building. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to extend for another 60 days an existing request for proposals involving re-use of the Old Jail, where labor icon Cesar Chavez was incarcerated during a lettuce strike in 1970 and which has been designated a historic site since 2004.  An request for proposals issued in December received no proposals, nor even any expressions of interest or clarifying questions, by the Feb. 14 deadline. The board also directed staff to conduct a more vigorous outreach effort to find potentially interested parties who could both submit a plan for the 89-year-old building’s use and financial backing as required by the RFP. Supervisor Luis Alejo requested the extension, arguing that it made sense to take more time and a more concerted approach to seeking re-use proposals for such an important historic structure. “The building is not going anywhere any time soon so why not take the time?,” Alejo asked, noting a national historic register plaque had just been added to the building last year and pointing out that other communities have succeeded in re-using historic buildings for restaurants and the like. At the same time, Alejo said it was most important to preserve the building’s façade even if the entire structure can’t be saved. Supervisor John Phillips said he was OK with the 60-day extension but added that he wanted a resolution soon. He called the building on the County Government Center campus on West Alisal Street an “eyesore.” Phillips noted that local historic preservation groups had argued for years the building could be re-used but nothing had yet emerged, and he argued that the historic façade could be saved but the rest of the building could be removed to make way for a park at the entrance to the government center campus. When Phillips asked county Resource Management Agency director Carl Holm whether any interested parties would be able to tour the building, which is believed to be contaminated with asbestos and lead paint, Holm said that was the plan with the use of protective gear. But County Administrative Officer Lew Bauman vigorously shook his head and said video of the interior would be preferable, adding the county would “hate to expose anyone.” Holm noted that the RFP made clear that any attempt to alter any historic part of the Old Jail would trigger an environmental impact report. Supervisor Mary Adams said she disagreed with Phillips on the Old Jail and called it a “beautiful building,” and suggested waiting for up to a year to re-issue the RFP. Salinas City Center Association official Kevin Dayton said the Old Jail is representative of historic Salinas architecture and its preservation and re-use would be a beneficial element of a successful downtown. He promised to help get the word out about the opportunity on a regional and national level. County officials have been trying for decades to demolish the Old Jail but those efforts were delayed by a court ruling requiring environmental review before any removal after local historic preservationists sued. The board has declared demolition of the building except the façade and conversion to a commemorative park honoring Chavez’s legacy as the county’s preferred option. Also Tuesday, the supervisors heard a report on Hartnell College’s Salinas Valley Promise Scholarship Program, including a request for at least $300,000 in annual matching funding for the initiative set to start paying college educational and living expenses for students in the fall. The board also agreed to direct staff, based on a motion by Supervisor Chris Lopez who serves on the program’s committee, to return next month with funding options for the county’s share of the program that would also seek funding from Salinas Valley cities and private donors. Supervisor Jane Parker said she appreciates the program but warned the county should not take funding requests outside the typical budget process when county programs are “on the chopping block.” But Alejo said he supported the funding request because it benefits students and suggested cannabis tax revenue could be tapped for the program. In other county news, county staff is expected to ask at next week’s county board meeting to continue an appeal of three large Carmel Point homes and basements in an archaeologically sensitive area to April 23 to allow more time to review a pair of red tags involving excavation at two of the project sites. Last week, the board agreed to continue the appeal filed by The Open Monterey Project for two weeks but rejected staff’s request for a longer delay.