first_imgAll smiles for Fremantle’s bin tagging program The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council is rolling out a new bin tagging program to help educate Fremantle residents on how to recycle right.The program is focussed on multi-unit developments that are still using a dark green general waste bin and a yellow recycling bin.Bins that are being used correctly will be tagged with a smiling face, while bins that are contaminated or overflowing will be tagged with a sad face.City of Fremantle Facilities and Environmental Management Manager Tony Strickland said starting on Monday SMRC Waste Education Officers will be making a visual inspection of the contents of general waste and recycling bins.“The purpose of the bin tagging program is to help educate residents on how to sort waste and provide feedback through bin tags and cards in residents’ letterboxes,” Mr Strickland said.“The sort of thing the education officers will be looking for include a general overview of how properties are sorting their waste, contamination in the recycling bins, and bins that are overflowing.“Nothing will be removed from the bins, and the results are reported on a community level rather than for individual properties.“This is very much about education rather than enforcement because everyone using their bins correctly means less waste and recycling is sent to landfill and processing and disposal costs are reduced.”The SMRC is conducting the bin tagging program on behalf of the City of Fremantle using grant funding provided by the WA Local Government Association. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:City of Fremantle, community, contamination, council, education, environmental management, Fremantle, Government, local council, Local Government, recycling, southern, WA, Western Australialast_img read more

first_imgShare Pinterest Previous articleSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health Centers of the Central CoastNext articlePetaluma Gap Winegrowers Donate a Remarkable Array of “Never Before, Never Again” Wines for the Sonoma County Barrel Auction Press Release AdvertisementThe collaboration that began with the Santa Barbara Wine Auction comes full circle to support medically underserved families in Santa Barbara County.June 1, 2020 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – To bolster the local fight against the COVID-19 crisis and continue supporting Santa Barbara’s medically underserved farmworker community, the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief are pleased to announce it is gifting $200,000 to Community Health Partners of the Central Coast (CHC).The Santa Barbara Wine Auction held on Feb. 15 brought together a unique partnership between the wine industry and the nonprofit sector. The Santa Barbara Vintners, Direct Relief and Community Health Centers each share the common mission to support humanitarian health assistance for people in need both locally and globally – especially during the fight against COVID-19. This gift to Community Health Centers is a result of this special collaboration.CHC has stepped up to meet the challenges of the pandemic in the Central Coast, but its clinics have been stretched thin, suffering shortages of staff, medical supplies and protective equipment.“This generous gift will literally save lives – it’s that simple,” said Ron Castle, CEO of CHC. “Our clinics are on the healthcare frontline. As a result, CHC has never had a greater need for support. We are extremely grateful to the Vintner’s Foundation and Direct Relief for their joint donation.”This wider support for CHC during this pandemic reflects the Vintners Foundation’s success in forging a lasting partnership between the global Direct Relief and the local CHC beyond the February charity auction.For 20 years, the Vintners Foundation has been active in sustaining and expanding Direct Relief’s health assistance for people in need, both locally and globally. This year, the Foundation additionally partnered with CHC, which is dedicated to providing healthcare in the Central Coast with special emphasis on agricultural workers.“Our goal with the 2020 Wine Auction was to serve as a bridge and bring together and support the important works of Direct Relief and CHC,” said Jessica Gasca, President of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. “And with the pandemic, the timing of this newly formed partnership is fortunate, to say the least.”Thomas Tighe, CEO of Direct Relief, agreed.“Because of the Vintners Foundation’s work to unite us with CHC, Direct Relief and our global partners and donors had a clear and path to support worthwhile COVID-19 efforts in our backyard,” Tighe said. “We are a united front with CHC, and it’s a partnership we look forward to growing for years to come.”About Santa Barbara Wine AuctionThe biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction has evolved through the years with the partnership of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, Direct Relief and Community Health Centers. The 2020 Wine Auction marked its 11th year of gathering together to support and strengthen our community. https://sbwineauction.orgAdvertisement Home Industry News Releases Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief Donate $200,000 to Community Health Centers of the Central CoastBy Press Release – June 1, 2020 64 0 TAGSDirect ReliefSanta Barbara Vintners Foundation Linkedin ReddIt Email Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Tim Whelan CLEVELAND, OHIO–  The Cleveland Indians defeated the Cincinnati Reds 8-1 on Tuesday night. The Indians continue to stay hot as they are now on a three-game winning streak and have won eight of their last 10.  They will look to sweep the Reds tomorrow.The Indians improve their record to 68-51 on the season. The Reds fall to 52-68 on the season.Here are three keys takeaways from tonight’s game. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCincinnati RedsCleveland IndiansCorey KluberJose RamirezMichael Brantleylast_img read more

first_imgGUYANA’S National Boys U14 football team will play their second game in this year’s Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Challenge Series today, against home side Curaçao at the Ergilio Hata Stadium at 18:00hrs. This follows their 8-0 defeat against Trinidad and Tobago in their opening match on Saturday at the same venue.In an invited comment, the team’s head coach Bryan Joseph, said in today’s game, the strategy will not vary much from that of the first match, adding “as part of our development, we must try to instil the playing philosophy in the players.“We’ll continue to do that so it won’t change much in the second match. These are young players and the information we’re passing on needs to be concise and consistent.”While acknowledging that Curaçao is a different team to that of Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph said that the two-day preparation period before the next match enabled the technical squad to continuously instil the playing philosophy.Meanwhile, in recapping the first match, Joseph said the result does not reflect the competitive nature of the team even while acknowledging some of the challenges experienced by the National U14 team, including the that of players adjusting to the astro turf and keeping possession of the ball. “The team collectively showed a good attitude; they fought throughout and continued to play regardless of the score. All 17 players were able to play including the goalkeeper. This is all part of what we wanted to achieve – the exposure – and I think going forward, there will be better performances especially in light of the entire group being exposed to the astro turf,” Joseph said.Nonetheless, the head coach said the team is in “good spirits” and “motivated to play” the rest of the series. The U14 team was captained by midfielder Zidane Ramdeholl.Guyana’s next matches will be against Bonaire and Aruba on August 10 and August 12 respectively. All matches will be held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium.last_img read more

first_imgDia Dipasupil/Getty Images for WE tv(NEW YORK) — Braxton Family Values star Traci Braxton releases her second album, On Earth, on Friday, and after years of struggle, she says she’s feeling better than ever about her life, and her career.Traci realizes that she hasn’t achieved the success of her sisters Toni and Tamar, but she says her dedication is finally paying off, even though people constantly doubt her.“My life and where it’s going and my career and my business adventures, it’s like everything is falling into place,” she tells ABC Radio.The second oldest of the Braxton sisters says that persistence has been the key to her prosperity. “Putting in hard work after hard work and people knocking you down and just keep getting up, brushing yourself off and it’s still happening for you, this is the greatest feeling,” Traci says.Traci released her debut solo album, Crash & Burn, in 2014. Her sisters Toni, Towanda, and Trina join on her on the new album, On Earth.“Oh my goodness, On Earth is a joyous occasion because when it says, ‘This is the greatest feeling on earth,’ my life right now is the greatest feeling on earth,” Traci says.Traci’s not just thrilled to be releasing new music: She’s also grateful to be a grandmother, and to have a healthy family.“I mean I’m a duchess, my album coming out. I mean, my family is good, no one is sick, everyone is in the land of living,” Traci continues. “This is the greatest feeling on earth that everybody can get a chance to be a part of.” Traci is also proud to make acting debut in the new movie, Sinners Wanted, starring Clifton Powell, Lamman Rucker, Tasha Cobbs and Roland Martin.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img This June 12, 2017 photo shows a meat and potatoes steakhouse salad in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) Generations of Americans have grown up heralding meat and potatoes as the classic dinner of choice. Who doesn’t love the taste of that time-honored combination, filling our bellies with the comfort of a juicy, fatty steak and fluffy, carby spuds? Just thinking about it is enough to make us pine for the 1950s when this was considered a healthy meal.I have good news, however. I have discovered that with a little creativity, any main dish can be turned into a salad, scratching the itch without ditching nutrition. So yes, meat and potatoes can be made healthier, and lighter, which is a bonus for summertime eating.Try my Meat and Potatoes Steakhouse Salad recipe. It stretches just one 8-ounce steak into feeding four people, which means alongside that tasty steak, each person will also be filled up with a slew of veggies. I used filet mignon because it’s a lean cut of beef, and since only a couple of ounces of meat needed per person, the whole dish remains reasonably priced.Cute baby potatoes on the salad mean you’ll also feel satisfied in a way that frankly only comes from a starchy side. In fact, the entire salad celebrates steakhouse flavors, including garlicky meaty mushrooms, flash-cooked asparagus, tomatoes, blue cheese, chives and a creamy dressing made from Dijon mustard and aromatic tarragon. It’s like the steakhouse menu itself morphed into a complete meal on a plate. At 322 calories per serving, you might have steak and potatoes a little more often. MEAT AND POTATOES STEAKHOUSE SALADServings: 4Start to finish: 25 minutes6 cups of baby spinach or mixed greens1 8-ounce filet mignon, trimmed of visible fat1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic1 tablespoon olive oil8 ounces sliced white mushrooms2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 pound asparagus, steamed until just barely tender1/2 pound baby potatoes, boiled until tender4 small tomatoes, quartered1 ounce blue cheese, in crumbles or chunks3 tablespoons chopped fresh chivesTarragon-Dijon Dressing:2 tablespoons Dijon mustard2 tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons water1 tablespoon olive oil1 teaspoon dried tarragon (or 2 teaspoons fresh)salt and pepperPlace the greens on a large platter and set aside.Heat a heavy saute pan over medium high heat. Sprinkle the steak with salt, pepper, granulated garlic and half of the olive oil and then cook in the pan until cooked to desired doneness, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside to rest.In the same saute pan, add the remaining olive oil, mushrooms and garlic and cook just until mushrooms begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.Make the dressing: Whisk together the Dijon mustard, vinegar, olive oil and tarragon until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Layer all the salad ingredients on top of the spinach and drizzle with the dressing and serve. (May be chilled if preferred, but I like the slight warmth of the steak, mushrooms and potatoes on the salad.)Nutrition information per serving: 322 calories; 122 calories from fat; 14 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 61 mg cholesterol; 493 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 25 g protein.Online: https://www.melissadarabian.netlast_img read more

first_imgWHITTIER – Rising property values are great for homeowners, but for the developer of 114 town homes proposed for the Whittwood Center, they also mean skyrocketing park fees. MBK Ravello is facing paying $3 million park fees, in lieu of donating about 1 acre of land to the city for a park. The requirement is part of a city code approved in the early 1990s. “A $3 million park fee would be devastating to our project,” Matt Hamilton, project manager for MBK Ravello, stated in a letter to the city. City officials conceded that $3 million is a lot. Officials said they are willing to negotiate with the developer on a lower amount. “We’re willing to negotiate,” he said. Jeff Collier, director of community development, said he believes the city and the developer are close to reaching an agreement. City officials are considering revising the park fee ordinance. The issue revolves around the state Quimby Act, which allows cities to require a donation of land or a payment of fees for parks. While most cities have these requirements, the fees aren’t as high as in Whittier, Collier said. “In Whittier, \ works out to about $28,000 per housing unit,” he said. “In other cities, the fee can range from near nothing to $2,000 a unit. “Land values have changed dramatically and it skews things,” Collier added. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want 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 MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“We’re hoping to end up with an amount that reflects a fair contribution,” City Manager Steve Helvey said. “We don’t want to litigate it.” The dispute already will have caused a five-week delay in the City Council’s approval of the tract map that will allow construction of the homes to begin. The tract map was supposed to have been approved Aug. 8, but now has been postponed until at least Sept. 12. Council members said they won’t approve the map without an agreement on the park fee. “It’s bad public policy,” Councilman Greg Nordbak said. “If they can’t come to an agreement, then they can wait to do their development.” But Nordbak said he still wants to be fair. last_img read more

first_img The study, led by Alessandro Acquisti from Carnegie Mellon University, combined the use of three different technologies – cloud computing, facial recognition and public information that can be found on various social networking sites.They used these technologies in three different experiments. In the first experiment, Acquisti and his team were able to identify members of an online dating site where members do not use their real names for identification. The second experiment allowed the research team to identify college students in real life walking on campus based solely on their face and information gathered online.In the third experiment, the researchers used the technology to predict personal interests and identify students, including some social security numbers, with only a photo of their face to start. Social security numbers, Acquisti pointed out in 2009, are a security flaw as they can be predicted if you know the person’s hometown and date of birth. This new technology uses that information and in many cases can determine a person’s social security number. In this experiment, the researchers looked at Carnegie Mellon University students and those who had a date of birth and hometown displayed on their social media account page. They developed a smartphone application which gathers both online and offline information and displays it over the person’s facial image on the phone.Acquisti says that while all attention has been turned to providing security in cyberspace, this new technology allows one to step outside of cyberspace and into the real world. Using cyberspace as a means to identify someone living down the street or who you pass by every day on your way to work is a possibility. The idea of protecting your privacy has been changed and caution should be used before you share the next picture of yourself.Facebook has recently limited the facial recognition photo-tagging on its site to people in your friends list and Google has not yet allowed facial recognition technology into its searches. Social security numbers can be predicted with public information, researchers find Explore further Citation: Facial recognition software could reveal your social security number (2011, August 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-08-facial-recognition-software-reveal-social.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: “Identifying indicators of illegal behaviour: carnivore killing in human-managed landscapes,” Proc. R. Soc. B July 27, 2011. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1228 © 2010 PhysOrg.com According to a new study which will be presented August 4 at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, technology has made it possible to identify and gain the personal information of strangers by using facial recognition and social media profiles like Facebook.last_img read more

Artist Sanjay Bhattacharya represents a powerful voice of hope and perseverance of contemporary Bengal and the country as a whole. Born in 1958, his art has its foundations in the understanding that a visual image created by an artist integrates perceptions of the world around one with one’s conception of their real essence.His ongoing exhibition Cathartic Expressions, presents a collection of drawings full of spontaneity, as visible in the image of a young man taking a refreshing bath, an old man reminiscing in the afternoon sun, of ants foraging for grain, of a woman cooking in a makeshift village kitchen or of two rakes remembering past deeds with little remorse. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’In fact, these works evokes the immediate impact of the environment, the romance of stained walls and utensils of daily use and the symbolism of ritual objects like the trident and the temple bell trying to impose itself on day to day life.This particular work of his is significant because they sanctify the labour of long suffering rural mothers and daughters in law, so often the subjects of his paintings. But it is essentially his message of optimism that comes through in the visual of ants foraging, each step forward awakening fresh hunger. It reminds one of how it is need that feeds progress. And catharsis carries gems of truth one does not express easily otherwise.DETAILAt: Dhoomimal Art gallery, G-42, CP On Till: 10th November Timings: 11 am – 8 pm read more