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District race promotes exercise for kids

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Event chairman Mike Shapiro said kids today should be exposed to more physical activities, and that the event is about more than running. “It’s not just about going and running laps,” he said. “It’s to get kids away from Xboxes and computers and to take dance classes or play soccer – to get out there and do some other things.” Educators and parents have recently put more emphasis on physical activity with children, as traditional P.E. instructors have long been cut from many school budgets, and obesity rates among the young have risen. When time permits, most students in the Newhall School District receive physical-education instruction from their classroom teachers, Shapiro said. Runs will start at 8:30 a.m. next Saturday and cost $15 per child. It will take place at Valencia Valley Elementary School, 23601 Carrizo Drive. Kindergarten through third-grade students face a 1K trail, while older students will tackle a 2K course. All runs are noncompetitive. Complimentary shirts to wear in the race are available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Valencia Valley library. Kids will receive medals for participating. For information, contact Shapiro at (661) 510-0752 or at fourdomer@aol.com. Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The Newhall School District will hold a run next week to promote physical activity for all kindergarten through sixth-graders in the area. The district’s first Run For Fitness is a reminder for youngsters that leading healthy lifestyles includes exercise as well as nutritional eating habits. On the course, students will run and periodically stop at workout stations for push-ups, sit-ups and other exercises. The run is open to all children in sixth grade and younger in the area. Vendors will also be stationed at the run, promoting local activities from cheerleading to soccer clubs that children can join. In addition, there will be special guests. last_img read more

North European Ports to Make Cruise Industry Greener

first_imgzoom Ten North European ports have joined forced to find solutions to make the growing cruise industry greener through a three-year project.The project, which will focus on finding a practical and commercial way to supply cruise ships with green energy, was launched as the cruise ship market is predicted to grow 3.3 percent by 2030, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).Led by the Hamburg Port Authority, EU Interreg project includes Hamburg Cruise Center, Rostock Port, Freeport of Riga Authority, Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, Maritime Institute in Gdansk, and the ports of Bergen, Tallin, Helsinki and Esbjerg.With a budget of EUR 2.9 million, the project has the aim of examining how the ports can help cruise ship operators become greener and more sustainable.“The rapid growth of the cruise industry makes it interesting for the ports, but the industry’s growth poses certain challenges as well, particularly in relation to neighbouring areas. All ports face these same challenges, so the idea is to collaborate on finding solutions. In an ideal world, cruise ships should meet the same standards and rules in every port,” Ingo Fehrs, Senior Adviser Port Strategy of the Hamburg Port Authority, said.A detailed account of ways the ports can help enhance sustainability in the cruise shipping sector is set to be presented at the project’s closing conference in 2019, Fehrs said, adding that the project would look at areas where more regulation is needed.Shortly after the ten ports met at the opening conference in Hamburg on October 27, 2016, the environmental committee of the UN’s International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set the implementation date for the new global sulphur emission regulations to 2020.The new regulations impose stricter requirements on the shipping industry and lower the cap on sulphur content of marine fuels from 3.5 percent to 0.5 percent.last_img read more

SISCO Mawani Ink MOU for Expansion of Jeddah Islamic Port

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT), a subsidiary of Saudi Industrial Services Co. (SISCO), and Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for further expansion of Jeddah Islamic Port (JIP) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Under the MOU, which was signed on January 28, 2019, the parties intend to further develop northern part of JIP on a long-term basis, in addition to RSGT’s existing terminal.JIP is Saudi Arabia’s largest seaport, handling approximately 50% of the all containerized volume of the country. Specifically, RSGT will consolidate the container facilities in northern part of Jeddah Port and execute a comprehensive development plan upgrading and adding berth capacity while modernizing yard and all support facilities, including RSGT’s existing terminal.This is expected to create a world-class facility capable of serving the local market, while also catering for the growing regional transshipment trade, according to SISCO.With a capacity of 2.5 million TEUs, RSGT is the first container terminal in the country built by the private sector. It is the only terminal at JIP capable of fully accommodating ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) of 14,000+ TEUs.In 2018, RSGT volumes grew by more than 16% as compared to 2017.The duo will announce more details once the binding terms are agreed.last_img read more

Local Government Elections Coming

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:amanda missick, donhue gardiner, local government, Pdm, pnp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 14 Oct 2014 – There could be local government elections coming for the family islands of the Turks and Caicos in the next fiscal year… explained by one of the ministers responsible for the implementation of this constitutional requirement. Hon Don Hue Gardiner said there is much to be considered including whether the local government reps will be elected… how they can elected and how much money should be budgeted for them to run the islands’ affairs, themselves. Also speaking to the issue, which has seen a back and forth between the PNP Administration and the PDM Official Opposition was Home Affairs Minister, Amanda Missick who said this financial year could not bear the implementation of the concept. Cabinet has sanctioned a working group to do the leg work ahead of a start next year to local government. Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Recommended for youlast_img read more

How San Diego is handling the homeless on cold nights

first_img Ashlie Rodriguez, How San Diego is handling the homeless on cold nights February 20, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A cold snap that settled over Southern California left many wondering what would happen to the homeless men and women living on San Diego’s streets.A representative from the San Diego Housing Commission said temperatures have to fall below 50 degrees and there has to be a 40 percent chance or higher of rain before additional beds would be available at Father Joe’s Villages.If the temperatures fall below 50 degrees, the dining area at Father Joe’s Villages will open, creating additional space for beds.Three bridge shelters are currently in operation catering toward families, veterans and single adults providing 700 additional beds to the homeless.The extra-cold winter conditions led to minimum readings of 23 degrees in Ramona and 29 degrees in Vista.In Oceanside, Tuesday morning’s low-temperature mark of 35 degrees tied the prevailing record for the date, set in 1945.Due to the ongoing frigid conditions, an NWS frost advisory indicating a likelihood of thermometer readings as low as the mid-20s will be in effect for a second straight night tonight in local valley communities. The warning will extend from 10 this evening until 8 a.m. Wednesday.A slight warming trend is expected for the remainder of the workweek, though temperatures will remain below average at least through the end of the month, according to forecasters. Posted: February 20, 2018center_img Updated: 10:23 PM Ashlie Rodriguez Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Father Joe’s Villages, Homelessness, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Weather FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Hearst Digital GM Chuck Cordray Leaves for Pitney Bowes

first_imgChuck Cordray [pictured] has left his position as senior vice president and general manager of Hearst Magazines Digital Media to become president of Pitney Bowes’ Volly secure digital delivery service. Cordray, who became general manager of Hearst Digital Media in 2006, had overseen much of the publisher’s aggressive digital strategy for its magazine brands, which includes highlights such as drawing more than 20 million users across its online properties, generating millions of print subscriptions via the Web and double digit advertising growth online. In 2010, Cordray was named to the min Digital Hall of Fame, which said that 80 percent of Hearst’s online ad dollars involve at least three of the network’s sites. Volly, which launched in January, is a cloud-based digital mail platform that lets consumers receive, view, organize and manage bills. Last month, Hearst launched the beta version of Manilla, its own personal account management system that lets consumers link bank accounts, view statements, pay bills and manage subscriptions through one account.last_img read more

Smithsonian Plans Definitive HipHop Anthology Box Set

first_imgNews Twitter 40 Years Of Hip-Hop Compiled For New Box Set smithsonian-plans-definitive-hip-hop-anthology-box-set Facebook Smithsonian Plans Definitive Hip-Hop Anthology Box Set Email Learn how you can contribute to the definitive anthology of rap and hip-hop historyBrian HaackGRAMMYs Oct 17, 2017 – 5:24 pm The Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History & Culture launched a new 30-day Kickstarter campaign around creating a definitive anthology of some or the most socially influential music of the last 40 years.The Smithsonian Anthology Of Hip-Hop And Rap box set will include a 300-page booklet, complete with extensive liner notes, essays, and photos that “will illustrate different social and political trends within the genre, such as police brutality, feminism, and Afrocentrism.” The touchstone of the collection will be a 9-CD set comprised of more than 120 tracks that exemplify the musical progression, sonic experimentation, and lyrical evolution of rap and hip-hop over the past 4 decades.”[The Anthology] will also serve as an extension of the objects and stories of hip-hop already displayed in the galleries of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, offering perspective on the African American experience and its impact on American culture,” according to the Smithsonian’s Kickstarter project description.Curatorial support for the endeavor comes by way of an advisory board comprised of artists — including Chuck D, MC Lyte, Questlove and 9th Wonder — industry veterans, authors, journalists, music critics, and university scholars. In addition, the advisory committee reached out to more than 50 artists, DJs, photographer, filmmakers, and members of the hip-hop community for input on the track list and final package for the anthology.The Kickstarter campaign will run through Nov. 16. Pending a successful campaign, the Smithsonian Anthology … is expected to release in December 2018.Queen Latifah Receives Icon Award At Revolt Music ConferenceRead morelast_img read more