Is the rising tide moving against the A’s ambitious Howard Terminal ballpark project?

first_imgLost in the thrill of a major announcement, dreamy renderings and self-congratulations is a potential issue with the A’s preferred ballpark site at Howard Terminal.Are the A’s about to redefine the Splash Hit?UC Berkeley associate professor of environment design Kristina Hill, in a post on the university’s website, warned that rising sea waters related to global warming could complicate the project, a privately built facility the team hopes to open in 2023.Pshaw, said A’s president Dave …last_img read more

FFA chapters receive thousands from Ohio Small Grains Checkoff

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Eleven Ohio FFA chapters were chosen to receive a $500 grant to participate in the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program’s (OSGMP) nutritional-awareness campaign, “Food for Thought Challenge.”Introduced at the annual Farm Science Review, Food for Thought is a statewide competition among FFA chapters to increase awareness about the nutritional value of a diet with whole grains, among other healthy behavior changes, in their schools and communities. Participants will create a campaign that will promote small grains in any way they choose. Participating FFA chapters submitted campaign entries in September and were selected in October based on the originality of their campaign ideas.FFA chapters selected to participate in the Food for Thought challenge include:• Cory-Rawson• Cedarville• Eaton-MVCTC• London• Madison-Plains• McComb• Mowrystown• North Union• Ridgedale• RiverdaleThe selected chapters met on November 10th at the Ohio FFA center to kick off the contest. Participants met past winners who are serving on the Youth Advisory Board, learned about gluten, received their $500 checks and brainstormed creative ideas for this year’s contest.Many chapters have already begun implementing their campaigns, which include tactics such as promoting the use of student food journals, organizing educational fairs with health-related groups and providing healthy snacks between classes.The FFA chapters will present their campaigns to a panel of judges at the 88th Ohio State FFA Convention on May 3 and 4 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. One chapter’s efforts will also be selected as the winner and they will be honored with the $2,000 grand award.last_img read more

List of Android Phones Getting Gingerbread

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Tags:#Android#mobile center_img We love it when Computerworld’s JR Raphael releases his comprehensive, research-backed articles about things Android users and developers care about, like this analysis of trustworthy manufacturers posted in January. (Our coverage of that news here.) This week, he has updated his list of Android phones getting Gingerbread, complete with links to press citings, company statements, blog posts and tweets, when applicable.So is your phone getting Gingerbread? Take a look.The Computerworld article is available here, but for simplicity’s sake, I’ve collated the basics into Google doc here. Originally, I did so just for my own benefit, after a kind reader pointed out the article to me. Later, it occurred to me that it could be fun to turn this doc into a publicly available resource.I did something similar with the ever-growing list of mobile application development tools (both professional and DIY) back in December 2010. Since the first post in 2009, which only listed a dozen or so products and services, the list has grown to include over 50 different companies, much of that with the ReadWriteMobile community’s help. In fact, that Google spreadsheet now has 53 companies listed, over 20 of which were added by you, the readers. (Thank you!)In that same spirit, I’m releasing, crediting Raphael’s research of course, a public spreadsheet which you can edit too. If you hear more details about Gingerbread’s rollout to various devices, feel free to update this doc.Update: Sorry, hacked. No editing allowed now, but enjoy viewing. And here it is: Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Tiger Woods Impressive In First Round Of US Open

On a course many consider the toughest test of golf ever, Tiger Woods performed like, well, Tiger Woods. The old Tiger Woods, that is, meaning he managed his way around the very difficult Olympic Club in San Francisco with aplomb, hitting a variety of shots into rock-hard greens and making enough putts to post a solid 1-under 69 Thursday.An effort like that is further evidence that Woods could be truly returning to the form that made him golf’s envy. He has not won a major championship in four year, but to trail leader Michael Thompson by just three shots after the first day is a significant step toward major No. 15.Playing with Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson, Woods made four birdies against three bogeys. His stretch of consecutive birdies on holes 4 and 5 moved him to 2-under. He bogeyed the next hole and parred his way in from there.Meanwhile, Mickelson and Watson blew up. The pair of lefties were all over the place, shooting 76 (Mickelson) and 78 (Watson), respectively.Woods mixed driver and irons off the tee throughout his round on a course that is not particularly long for this championship but does have some dramatically long holes, especially on the front nine.Missed birdie putts on the first and second holes — yanking the latter off the lip from about 4 feet — cost Woods. But they did not distract him.Michael Thompson, the 2007 U.S. Amateur runner-up at The Olympic Club, was outstanding Thursday, taking the clubhouse lead at minus-4. read more

Arsonist strikes again Grand Turk dump site machinery targeted

first_img Recommended for you Possible arson, gun allegation, abandoned car; facts in Smith missing persons case Related Items:#grandturkfire #landfillfire, arson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, Turks and Caicos – February 11, 2018 – Some believe Grand Turk has an arsonist on its hands after a string of fires which continue to set the Capital of the country back as it tries to recuperate from the devastation left in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria.Yet another fire is reported now, happened on Sunday according to Turks and Caicos Environmental Management, the company which manages the site.“On Sunday, February 11th, an act of arson was committed at the Grand Turk Landfill. This is the second such incident at the site in the last 90 days. The landfill operator’s machinery was directly targeted in this malicious act.”In other reports to Magnetic Media we have learned of recent fires set to jet skis on the beach, a grocery store start up and the fire at the air traffic control tower in Grand Turk; all believed to be malicious and intentional.TCEM in a media statement said, “An investigation is underway as to the potential perpetrators of this crime. Security personnel of the landfill operator – TCEM — identified the issue quickly and coordinated with the fire department for a rapid response, and the fire has been extinguished. It will continue to be monitored and mitigated as necessary in the coming days to ensure there are no additional flare-ups.” Arson suspected in HJ Robinson High fire in Grand Turk; top floor ravaged by flames Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police Commissioner Issues Press Releaselast_img read more

State appeals court orders San Diego to pay city workers over pension

first_imgState appeals court orders San Diego to pay city workers over pension case KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom March 26, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: March 26, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A state appeals court panel Monday ordered the city of San Diego to compensate city workers who lost their pensions following a voter-approved pension reform initiative that was illegally placed on the 2012 ballot.The three-justice panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that workers whose pensions were replaced by a 401(k)-style plan, per 2012’s Proposition B, should be paid the difference between what they would have received via the original pension system and the current system, plus 7 percent annual interest.While the justices ruled that the city must pay employees to make up the difference, it did not agree with a union request to invalidate Proposition B, which the court said would need to be litigated in a separate lawsuit.The suit brought upon by labor union groups argued that then-Mayor Jerry Sanders violated the state’s collective bargaining law by not meeting with the affected city unions’ leaders before putting the ballot measure before voters. Proponents said the switch from a guaranteed pension to a 401(k) would save the city millions. The measure was approved by 65 percent of voters.In 2015, the Public Employment Relations Board ruled that Sanders’ involvement in the Proposition B campaign constituted an unfair labor practice, but their decision was overturned by the Fourth District appeals court in 2017 following an appeal from the San Diego City Council.The state Supreme Court overturned the appeals court’s ruling last year, while the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that it would not hear the case, leaving the lower court’s ruling in place.Former City Councilman Carl DeMaio, who took part in authoring Proposition B, issued a statement saying that “Prop B Pension Reform is a citizens initiative that is protected under the California Constitution, and we continue to assess all of the legal remedies afforded to prevent it from being illegally overturned.” last_img read more