Tap + Kitchen is The New Eatery on Allen

first_img Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The Eatery on Allen, one of Chef Claud Beltran’s many projects, is getting a makeover this March. The Eatery was known for their eclectic menus which changed monthly to feature different seasonal ingredients and world influences. Tap + Kitchen will keep The Eatery’s iconic chandelier but get a new coat of paint and additional bar seating. The beer menu will include four local taps, two imported taps and a selection of over thirty beers by the bottle. Breweries will include El Segundo, Craftsman and Eagle Rock Brewery. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Chef Claud explained that it “was just time for a change” and that the new restaurant will feature seasonal menus (rather than weekly menus) plus daily specials. Expect mussels frites, queso fundido and tacos. Business News Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Chef Claud has over 25 years of industry experience and is known for three other ventures in Pasadena. Bacchus Kitchen has an expensive wine list and live music; Claud & Co is the versatile catering company which inspired The Eatery and Perry’s is a new, Cal-Asian fusion restaurant in the Dusit2 Hotel Constance. After doing 52 menus with themes ranging from Mad Men to German cuisine, The Eatery will transform into Tap + Kitchen, a world brasserie restaurant with an impressive beer list. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Tap + Kitchen is The New Eatery on Allen From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 12:24 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Tap + Kitchen will soft open the second week of March at 488 Allen Avenue. Stay tuned for more details.last_img read more

Hearing On Loan Moratorium And Waiver Of Interest : Live Updates From Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesHearing On Loan Moratorium And Waiver Of Interest : Live Updates From Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 Oct 2020 10:45 PMShare This – x…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginLive Updates 4 Oct 2020 11:10 PMSupreme Court will now hear the matter on 13th October. 4 Oct 2020 11:10 PMSG Mehta seeks for more time to file the Affidavit. Justice Shah: You wanted 2-3 days, we are giving you 2-3 days. One week keeps getting extended, then there will be Puja holidays and there will be no end to this !4 Oct 2020 10:55 PMBench: We grant one week’s time to file a Reply to the Additional Affidavit. The SG, RBI, IBA may also file an additional affidavit recounting the guidelines, notifications and circulars that have been taken by the RBI and government. Union of India may also file Counter in IAs.4 Oct 2020 10:54 PMBench: The Affidavit filed does not give necessary details regarding the questions asked by this Court on 10.09.2020. Mehta has stated that he will file an Additional Affidavit. Petitioners have prayed for time to file a Reply.4 Oct 2020 10:54 PMBench: No consequential circulars have been issued to implement the decisions. Kamath Committee report has not been placed on record. Mehta and Giri have stated that they will bring it on record.4 Oct 2020 10:54 PMBench: An additional affidavit dated 2.10.2020 has been filed by the Union of India in compliance with our order. Counsels appearing for different Petitioners submit that the affidavit does not deal with several issues.4 Oct 2020 10:53 PMBench is now discussing amongst themselves and prepares to pass an order. 4 Oct 2020 10:51 PMSibal: The Maheshwari Committee is dealing with the same issue. SG: I think we should confine ourselves to the financial sector and not go beyond. Giri: This is not the subject matter of judicial review. 4 Oct 2020 10:50 PMSG Mehta states that he will put the report on record. Sr. Adv. Kapil Sibal: There is another Committee which has been set up called Maheshwari Committee. It’s on the same issue. SG Mehta: That was to collect data. We should not do this here. 4 Oct 2020 10:50 PMSr. Adv. Huzefa Ahmadi makes his submissions in IA and expresses his reservations with the Kamath Committee report. He says that a point in the report contradicts the RBI’s circular regarding standard account, and that renders the report is truncated. >Load MoreSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Karoo succulents flourish in the newly declared Knersvlakte Nature Reserve

first_imgJust three hours north of Cape Town lies a little-known biodiversity hotspot, where tiny succulents battle the elements amid hectares of white quartzite gravel. Bababoudjies (Argyroderma), krapogies (Oophytum oviforme) and tuim-en-vinger (Mesembryanthemum digitata) hunker down under the gravel pebbles, their thick leaves belying their delicate natures as endemic plants that scrape a precarious existence from the harsh arid surrounds of the Knersvlakte.Now these scrappy succulents have an ally in the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act as it protects the 85 500 hectare area a nature reserve. The Knersvlakte Nature Reserve is the first to be declared for 20 years in the Western Cape and falls within the Succulent Karoo region; it is located north of the Olifants River from Klawer to just south of Kliprand in the Western Cape and Northern Cape respectively. It is three times the size of the Table Mountain National Park.WWF South Africa, CapeNature and the Leslie Hill Succulent Karoo Trust announced the declaration at the historical Griqua farm Ratelgat near Vanrhynsdorp on Wednesday, 24 September.Speaking at the event, Dr Morne du Plessis, CEO at WWF South Africa, said, “We are celebrating an extremely vital moment in our country’s conservation history by protecting this seemingly desolate, largely under-appreciated area. This land holds immense biodiversity, and its plants have adapted to the arid hot climate making them beautifully unique.’A biodiversity research hotspotGail Cleaver-Christie, CapeNature’s executive director of conservation management said, “This is a truly wonderful achievement for conservation in South Africa. The diversity and high numbers of endemic plant species [in the reserve] makes the Knersvlakte a region of international importance with research being done by both local and international botanists.’The Succulent Karoo contains about one third of the world’s approximately 10 000 succulent species.Seemingly barren, the reserve homes some 1 500 plant species, with 190 endemic species, of which 155 are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN’s Red list of species in the area. The plants, although uniquely adapted to the area’s weather and conditions, are also vulnerable to climate change.Cleaver-Christie said “In the last five years, the number of endemic plant species has increased from 138 to 186, which is an indicator of active research and interest in the Knersvlakte. New species are still being discovered.’Natasha Wilson, programme manager at WWF-SA’s Land Programme, “Much like the wider West Coast area being a drawcard for the blankets of brightly coloured wildflowers in September, the beauty of the Knersvlakte is that these delicate plants are on display all year round. They’re offset exquisitely against the crisp white quartz as if they have just popped up through a scattering of snow.’The Knersvlakte is known for its characteristic white quartzite.The reserve area is owned by WWF-SA through the funding of the LHSKT and is managed by CapeNature with an advisory board comprising the South African National Biodiversity Institute, CapeNature and local landowners and will grow protected areas in South Africa in accordance with the Protected Areas Act.Related links:WWF-SA CapeNatureSouth African National Biodiversity Institutelast_img read more

Does This Roof Need to Breathe?

first_imgThere are drawbacks with some of these options, including higher costs and, in some cases, awkward aesthetics. But Erik would probably choose the second option as the least objectionable. Or should he be worrying about this at all?That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. Our expert’s opinionGBA Technical Director Peter Yost had these thoughts:I believe it is just as important to have dedicated directional drying potential in roofs as it is in walls. (For more information on this point, see this article.) In fact, given the increased moisture and higher risk of leaks that roofs see, it’s probably more important in roofs than it is in walls.Vapor permeance of standing-seam metal roofing: When this roof cladding is installed directly against the roofing underlayment, there is little to no air movement to create “in situ” vapor permeability to the assembly. The doubled-over laps and, in many cases, sealant used in the seams mean at least a Class II vapor retarder rating for the roof cladding if not Class I. It’s a different story if the metal roof cladding is in a different configuration — corrugated roofing, for example.(Note on permeance versus permeability: Permeance is a metric of vapor movement of a given thickness; permeability is per unit, such as per inch.)Vapor-permeable roofing underlayments: If you create a ventilation space between the standing-seam metal roof cladding — using technique and spacing acceptable to the roof cladding manufacturer — there are plenty of options for vapor-permeable roofing underlayment to provide exterior drying potential for the roof sheathing. They include GAF Deck Armor, Cosella-Dorken Delta-Vent S, and VaproShield SlopeShield.Spacer mesh under standing-seam roof cladding: I checked in with Brian Knowles at a local high-performance roofing company, Jancewicz & Son. “I wouldn’t do it,” he said. “We use the 1/2-inch foam backer rod and it creates a small air space between the vapor permeable roof paper and the steel. You need a flat surface to avoid oil canning on the finish panels.”The use of backer rod run vertically in the middle of the metal panel — to prevent oil canning and create soffit-to-ridge air movement — appears to be pretty common in the roofing industry (I did a Google search on “using backer rod under standing-seam metal roof” and got plenty of roofing contractors commenting on the technique). But I could find no information on just what drying benefit there is to this practice. It certainly prevents oil canning but a 1/2-inch gap would provide pretty limited air flow potential between the cladding and the roofing underlayment.The building code and unvented roof assemblies: In my opinion, the current code is making a big mistake by implicitly “equating” the thermal and moisture performance of exterior rigid insulation and closed cell spray foam up against the roof sheathing (Section R806.5 – Unvented attic and unvented enclosed rafter assemblies). With a vapor-impermeable roof cladding/roofing underlayment, the former can be configured for significant drying potential to the interior and the latter has no significant drying potential in either direction.I am currently working on an article on the topic of moisture performance of unvented roof assemblies for The Journal of Light Construction. It should be out in the April or, more likely, the May issue. Stay tuned. How to Build an Insulated Cathedral CeilingHow to Install Rigid Foam on Top of Roof SheathingGreen Basics: Roofing Material ChoicesOpen-Cell Spray Foam and Damp Roof SheathingGreen Basics: Spray Foam InsulationMartin’s Ten Rules of Roof Design From Building Science Corp.: Mea Culpa Roofs RELATED ARTICLES GBA reader Erik is building a new house in southwestern Washington state, and he’s thought through most of the details with care. But as the time nears to install the standing-seam metal roof, Erik realizes he may have overlooked something important in the construction details.As he envisions it, the unvented roof would be insulated with the “flash and batt” approach — a 3-inch layer of closed-cell spray foam applied to the underside of the roof sheathing followed by insulation batts to fill the remainder of the 2×12 rafter bays. Above the 5/8-inch roof deck, Erik sees synthetic underlayment and then the metal roof.“Now, as we get close to putting the roof on, with quotes from roofers in hand and a few selected based on their experience with standing-seam, I realize that one thing I did not fully understand is ensuring the sheeting can dry in at least one direction,” Erik writes in a Q&A post.Erik sees four options for venting the roof:1. Adding a layer of rigid foam above the sheathing, which would require a second layer of plywood over the foam to provide a solid substrate for the roofing.2. Adding a vent channel under the metal roofing and using a vapor permeable underlayment, which also would require a second layer of sheathing.3. Use of a mesh layer such as Cedar Breather between the underlayment and the roofing.4. Use of a vapor permeable underlayment or 30-pound felt over the sheathing, followed by the roofing. Metal roofing will let moisture escapeJon R sees some merit in using Cedar Breather, which is sold as a “ventilated underlayment.”“With perhaps .7 perms and good air sealing below it, the sheathing sees some but not much wetting,” Jon writes. “In my opinion, a [Cedar Breather] vent channel plus breathable underlayment would work very well to remove this amount of moisture.”Erik worries that metal roofing is an impermeable, moisture-trapping material. Jon, however, points out that while metal can’t breathe, the seams between sections of roofing can.“So you don’t have to move moisture very far,” he says. “A guess is that even a crinkle wrap breathable roof underlayment would suffice — but [I have] no idea if one exists.”Dana Dorsett also sees some drying potential with that type of roofing, particularly when it’s attached to purlins that have been installed over the structural roof deck. “With proper underlayments there is still some outward drying,” Dorsett says, “but in often-rainy, sometimes windy Skamania County [where Erik is building his house] purlins would be a safer bet.”Michael Maines isn’t quite as optimistic about the ability of a metal roof to release moisture.“I don’t think much drying is happening through the seams on a metal roof,” Maines says. “Maybe on a conventional screw-down rib/panel, agricultural-style roofing, but certainly not on double-lock standing seam, and unlikely on the snap-lock standing seam [Erik] noted. (Jon R., I’m really not out to get you —this is a topic I discuss often with clients and builders.)“One note to add to Martin’s advice,” he says, “if you install metal roofing with any air space below, be sure to install a waterproof roofing underlayment, because you have created a condensation machine. Many roofing underlayments are water-resistant but not waterproof.” The Cedar Breather optionErik sees the use of Cedar Breather over the sheathing as a promising option. But, he wonders, would that detail create the “condensation machine” that Maines has warned him about.“So, if I went the Cedar Breather route would I want to use non-breathable underlayment or breathable?” he asks. “And would I be inviting more problems by putting all that condensation on the underlayment instead of the roof surface?”Maines doubts many installers would look forward to installing metal roofing over the Cedar Breather, a 1/4-inch-thick mesh designed by its manufacturer, Benjamin Obdyke, for use under shingles or shakes.“It makes a good capillary break,” Maines says. “But it is flexible and will result in oil canning, the bane of metal roof installations. And it’s not thick enough for significant air flow. That’s good, because air flow (on cold nights following sunny days) is when the bottom of skip-sheathed metal roofs produce condensation. But it also means that you won’t get significant drying. At least that’s my semi-educated opinion on the matter. (I’ve only used Cedar Breather and similar products under cedar shingles; even clapboards and solid board sheathing is difficult to install well over it.)”Malcolm Taylor has the same concerns about installing metal roofing over a flexible substrate like Cedar Breather: “All the flashing and penetrations in the roof rely on gasketed fasteners, which in turn rely on everything staying tight, with no flexibility between the panels and what is underneath,” he says.In the end, Maines says, if Erik wants a more resilient assembly, he’ll need to vent the roof either above or below the sheathing. Furring the entire roof with 2x material and then installing a second layer of sheathing is an added cost, just as installing baffles below the sheathing before spraying the closed-cell foam would be. “But if you want a vented roof, those are your options,” he says, “unless something else changes.”Jon R, however, believes the 1/4-inch vent channel created by the Cedar Breather would be enough.“I suggest that compared to the amount of wetting from below in Erik’s roof, moisture movement via a 1/4-inch vent gap is very significant, not negligible, and more resilient than no gap,” he says. “Larger would be wasted expense. On a roof designed to unvented specs, 1/4 inch *is* code compliant.“There is a question of outside airflow under metal roofing being a net plus or minus,” he continues, “but that’s true at 1/4 inch or 2 inches and arguably true with no intentional gap. A little bit of moist outside air gets under metal roofing even with no gap (and the moisture it sometimes deposits has a harder time getting out). I find it unlikely that for moisture in Erik’s design, a 0-inch vent is fine, 1+ inch is fine and somehow 1/4 inch is a negative.” Just make sure the roof deck is dryGBA Editor Martin Holladay suggests Erik’s original roof plan may not be problematic after all — providing the roof sheathing is dry when the spray foam is installed. In fact, most flash-and-batt roofs do not have a built-in path for the roof sheathing to dry, which is also the case when the roof is insulated completely with closed-cell foam.“Here’s the idea,” Holladay says. “You make sure that the roof sheathing is dry on the day that the spray foam contractor installs the spray foam, and then you don’t worry.“As long as the roof sheathing starts out dry, it shouldn’t take on any new moisture until you get a roof leak,” Holladay continues “If you’ve got a roof leak, you’ve got wet sheathing — but that’s the case with any roof. In that case, you repair the roof leak or install new roofing (and you make sheathing repairs if necessary).”If guaranteeing a drying mechanism is important, he adds, Erik has two options. The first is to choose a different kind of roofing that’s vapor permeable, such as concrete tiles. The second is to install a ventilation channel above the sheathing along with a second layer of plywood, an option Erik has already covered.“Most people wouldn’t do this,” Holladay says, “but it’s your house and you get to spend your money how you want.”Another possible approach, suggested by John Clark, is to install the metal roofing over 2×4 purlins, skipping the second layer of plywood altogether. Some but not all manufacturers of metal roofing would allow this, Holladay replies, and Erik would need to find out whether solid decking is required under the particular kind of roofing he’s planning on using if he’s interested in pursuing this option. Don’t overthink the problemAfter mulling the suggestions GBA readers have made, Erik is still left with a question or two. If he installs the roofing over the sheathing without an air gap, for example, should the underlayment be vapor permeable?“You are overthinking this question,” Holladay replies. “There won’t be any outward drying if you install a standing-seam metal roof above your underlayment with no air gap, so the vapor-permeance of your roofing underalyment is irrelevant. Use whatever you want.”Holladay also weighs in on the Cedar Breather option, telling Erik it’s not a standard approach for standing-seam roofing and should be cleared with the roofing manufacturer.“If I had to speculate, I’d say that real ventilation drying through the Cedar Breather is unlikely, because (a) the gap is too small to allow for significant air flow, and (b) it’s not clear to me what type of soffit vent or ridge vent you’d use with this approach,” Holladay says. “The lack of air flow means that condensation in the springtime (when warm weather follows snowfall) is less likely than it would be with a metal roof that has a more generous ventilation channel.”last_img read more

Learn How Legendary Filmmaker David Fincher Tracks His Characters

first_imgThrough clever tracking, panning, and tilting, David Fincher immerses his audiences by crafting characters like no other working director.Image via Warner Bros.With the recent release of the Netflix series Mindhunter, David Fincher returns to the world of television with a tense, oddly comedic detective tale of murder and obsession. The increasingly popular YouTube channel Nerdwriter1 dives into just how immersive and thoughtful David Fincher’s films are and why they continue to engage audiences in new and exciting ways. The study is simple: Fincher’s films operate on an entirely different level, commanding our attention in ways other directors are unable to emulate. The director uses a “trick” or “style” that has proven wildly effective, making him one of the most exciting to watch. The trick is to capture audiences’ eyelines and bring their attention to the screen, and it all lies in how the cameras move in relation to the characters.Moving with the CharactersFincher has the camera operator match the exact velocity and direction of the character. This takes the audience, literally, step-by-step alongside the actor. As a viewer, this totally immersive method lets you experience exactly what the character experiences as the story unfolds. You feel what they feel, you see what they see, you hear what they hear. In many ways, you become the character. As Nerdwriter1 puts it, these movements “lock you into the behavior of the characters.” From a storytelling perspective this approach is just one incredible way the director adds to the tension of his narratives.Following the EmotionThe stories of Fincher’s insane shooting habits are true, but they happen for good reason. The precision required of his camera movements demands both the actors and the operators to do rehearsal after rehearsal after rehearsal. The star of House of Cards, Robin Wright said Fincher gave her this little piece of advice on directing her first episode in the series:Every scene you direct…it’s the same thing. Behavior over time – it’s a fraction. Behavior is the most important thing of every piece of material that you read, that you perform in, and direct. Look at the behavior.Fincher uses this exact methodology, making sure that when a character behaves a certain way, and moves a certain way, the audience feels that way, too. If somebody is scared or angry, the camera movement should reflect these emotions. Bring your audience into the fold, making them just as much a part of the story as the characters.When it’s all said and done, the end product Fincher gives us is usually a masterclass in style, form, and groundbreaking storytelling. His new show, Mindhunter, is available on Netflix now, and it’s worth your time. Check it out for a unique and inventive story that only Fincher could have made. For more information on perfecting the tracking shot, as well as other camera movements, check out our past coverage:How to Utilize Dynamic Tracking ShotsCinematography Tips: Hallway Tracking Shots the Coen Brothers WayThe 5 Most Powerful Camera Movements in Cinema HistoryThe Death and Rebirth of the ZoomThe Hidden Brilliance of Fincher’s Editinglast_img read more

Virat Kohli gives his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi debate

first_imgIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli has heaped rich praise on Cristiano Ronaldo, saying the Juventus star is unmatched when it comes to his commitment and work ethic.Virat Kohli added that Cristiano Ronaldo is above everyone else for him and that the Portugal foward is the “most complete player” he’s ever seen in the sport.Virat Kohli, whose love for football is well-documented, recalled his memories of watching and marvelling Brazil football team in the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups in an interview to FIFA.com.Replying to a question on who among Messi and Ronaldo have had a greater career, Kohli said: Ronaldo. In my opinion he has taken on more challenges and succeeded at all of them. He’s the most complete player I have seen and his work ethic, as I mentioned, is unmatched. He inspires people. I don’t think many people do that. He’s also a leader and I love that. Absolutely love it. He has amazing belief too.The India captain added: “For me, Cristiano is above everyone else. His commitment and work ethic is unmatched. He wants it that bad – you can see it every game.”Virat Kohli also said France international Kylian Mbappe is the next big thing in football and that his exploits against Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2018 is unforgettable.”Mbappe stands out for me. His sprint in the 2018 World Cup against Argentina is hard to forget. He’s a beast and he will definitely be at the top of the pile for me. Absolutely top-class player,” Virat Kohli said.advertisementSpeaking about India’s chances to make the finals of FIFA World Cup, Kohli said Indian football has improved by leaps and bounds in the recent past. Notably, the 2026 edition of the quadrennial football showpiece will feature an extended pool of 48 teams.Virat Kohli also said India football team captain Sunil Chhetri deserves to play a World Cup finals and that the football team should use it as a motivation to qualify and dedicate it to the Bengaluru FC captain.”It’s a sad fact to realise, especially after all that he’s done for the nation. If anyone deserves it, it’s him [Sunil Chhetri]. And the team should rally behind that motivation and qualify, and dedicate it to him. He’s an absolute champion and an inspirational human being,” Virat Kohli said.”We have improved drastically in our football over the last three-four years. With new talent coming in to make the difference, and our skipper Sunil Chhetri leading the team with amazing composure and inspiration, I see us qualifying very soon for the World Cup.”Virat Kohli is currently in Florida with the Indian crciket team for a T20I series against West Indies. The India captain will lead the team in the two T20Is in Florida on Saturday and Sunday before heading to the Caribbean for the remainder of the full tour.Also Read | Virat Kohli delights fans in Florida with autographs and selfies at training sessionAlso Read | FIFA approves expansion of women’s World Cup to 32 teams in 2023Also See:last_img read more

Materials sector weighs on TSX US stock markets mixed loonie down

first_imgIndex and currency in this story: (^GSPTSE and CADUSD=X)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Losses in the materials sector weighed on Canada’s main stock index in late-morning trading as U.S. stock markets were mixed.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 58.66 points at 14,953.99.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 26.43 points at 24,613.81. The S&P 500 index was up 3.75 points at 2,677.20, while the Nasdaq composite was up 20.86 points at 7,102.71.The Canadian dollar traded lower at 75.29 cents US compared with an average of 75.59 cents US on Monday.The January crude contract was up 45 cents at US$52.08 per barrel and the January natural gas contract was down 8.5 cents at US$4.21 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$7.90 at US$1,214.50 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 2.10 cents at US$2.73 a pound.last_img read more

Ghaziabad man shot at in broad day light

first_imgGhaziabad: A 19-year-old, son of a plastic scrap trader, was allegedly shot in broad daylight by unidentified bike borne assailants in Vijay Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Friday. Victim’s kin alleged a group of people in their neighbouring area have committed the crime in order to take revenge.According to police, the incident occurred around 2:30 pm at a flyover near Vijay Nagar by pass. The victim identified as Salman, a native of Haj house colony in Hindon Vihar area of Ghaziabad, was returning from Chaar Moorti roundabout in Greater Noida when the incident took place. Shabban, victim’s father told Millennium Post that few passerby took Salman to nearby MMG hospital by an OLA cab. “I was informed by one of the eyewitnesses who also took Salman to the hospital. They told me that they had made several calls to police helpline number but the help was not received so they took him to hospital by an OLA cab. The assailants might have tried to kill him but the bullet has hit his thigh. Also his belongings are missing which include three gold rings, a watch and cash,” said Shabban. He further alleged some people living in neighbouring area to have committed the crime in order to take revenge. “Around fifteen days ago, we had scuffle with a group of people living in neighbouring area in which my another son had received critical head injuries. We reported the matter to police and both the parties were presented before the magistrate where a settlement was made. However, on Thursday evening, cops held Salman while he was going to market and also seized his motorcycle and mobile phone. Salman was released later in night and we got the motorcycle released on Friday afternoon and just a couple of hours later, we received information about Salman’s getting shot at the flyover,” added Shabban. He also alleged police to have been involved with the other party and said that the incident could have been averted if police have acted on out first complaint of fight. Meanwhile police officials said that they are waiting for the victim to gain consciousness to record his statement to lodge an FIR. “Victim’s condition is stable now while we are yet to record statement. An FIR will be registered into the case while investigations will be done covering all the possible angles” said Shyamveer Singh, Station House officer of Vijay Nagar police station.last_img read more

Department of Youth Affairs Mentor Programme – Mentors Needed Big Brother Big

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a mentor with the Department of Youth Affairs. We have several programs that require volunteers. In our program Big Brother Big Sister, volunteers will be working as mentor to our youth, ages 11-17.   Mentoring helps young people, especially at-risk youth, succeed in school, work, and life.What makes a good mentor?Before becoming a mentor, here are a few things to understand about the role of mentoring. Most of us have had a teacher, supervisor or coach who has been a mentor to us and made a positive difference in our lives. Those people wore many hats, acting as delegators, role models, cheerleaders, policy enforcers, advocates, and friends. Mentors assume these different roles during the course of a relationship, and share some basic qualities:A sincere desire to be involved with a young personRespect for young peopleActive listening skillsEmpathyAbility to see solutions and opportunitiesFlexibilityBenefits for Young PeopleIncreased high school graduation ratesLower high school dropout ratesHealthier relationships and lifestyle choicesBetter attitude about schoolHigher college enrollment rates and higher educational aspirationsEnhanced self-esteem and self-confidenceImproved behavior, both at home and at schoolStronger relationships with parents, teachers, and peersImproved interpersonal skillsPlease express your interest by emailing any of our youth officers [email protected][email protected]  or Mr. Nixon Dickenson, Acting National Youth Director at [email protected] Release: Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services Related Items:last_img read more