Back to the future

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – What would you deem important enough to put in a time capsule? Would it be of sentimental value like a photo or piece of jewelry or historical like a newspaper? Santa Fe Springs residents will get a chance to voice their opinions today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sculpture Gardens, on the corner of Telegraph Road and Norwalk Boulevard. Those interested can fill out a suggestion form at a city booth. The city has received some ideas from residents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. “Some of the suggestions we have received include yearbooks from area schools, a city newsletter and other artifacts,” said Director of Library Services Hilary Keith, who is part of the committees overseeing the project. Members of the Santa Fe Springs Historical and the 50th Anniversary committees will review the forms and contact people if their ideas are approved. The capsule is part of the city’s 50th anniversary celebration. “The city wants to gather items to place in a time capsule and preserve for future generations,” she said. The stainless steel capsule will be placed underground at the Sculpture Garden with a bronze plaque marking the site in May of next year, said Eddie Ramirez, family services coordinator. The city received the 12-inch-by 18-inch-by-48-inch capsule made by Time Capsules, Inc. on Friday, and it will be displayed at the booth. “No items will be placed in it (today),” Ramirez said, “but there will be some items we have received on display.” “We want to depict life in Santa Fe Springs today, and in 50 years,” Keith said, “those who open it will see what it was like for us.” It will be buried in May and opened in May 2057. One of the items that future residents will see is the winning recipe from today’s chili cook-off. The contest, also part of the golden anniversary, will feature what is being advertised as the best chili in the city. To complement the variety of entries, free hot dogs and corn bread will be served to all. Call (562) 868-0511 for more information. sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Women flourish in construction

first_img17 August 2007South Africa’s once male-dominated construction industry has become attractive – and lucrative – for women, says Ingrid Verwey, specialist in contractor development at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and founder of the South African Women in Construction Association.Verwey said in a statement this week that the association’s database of women contractors had grown from 60 at its inception in 1999 to over 2 000.A 2005 survey commissioned by the body had revealed that, in Gauteng province alone, the association boasted seven member companies involved with in million-rand deals, 13 medium-sized construction companies owned and managed by women and 43 smaller companies that were gender-compliant.Women building houses in GautengEarlier this month, Gauteng Premier Mbazima Shilowa said that, since 2004, the provincial government had awarded tenders worth over R359-million to women-owned companies for the construction of thousands of houses.And this week, 50 houses built by three women-owned companies – Ndilekaluzuko cc, Kopano Creative Concepts and L&R Welding and Suppliers – were handed over to beneficiaries of the Gauteng government’s Doornkop Thulani Housing Project in Soweto.Gauteng Housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane, who handed over the houses, said the companies were three of 10 women-owned firms awarded contracts worth around R200-million by her department in 2006.Skills developmentRealised that there was a need to build capacity and management skills for women in the industry, Verwey established the SA Women in Construction Association (Sawic) in 1999.The association works closely with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), the Industrial Development Trust (IDT) and government departments to build up skills, create career opportunities, and provide networking platforms for women in construction.Skills development and business training courses are run throughout the year at the DBSA and by service providers such as PPC, the Cement and Concrete Institute, Rocla and Plascon.Sawic also conducts monthly provincial workshops to enhance the capacity of women in the construction industry.Verwey acknowledges that Sawic is in competition with other “women in construction” organisations, saying she believes that cooperation among these organisations is key to improving women’s working conditions in the country.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Boulder County’s Modular, Low-Income Housing Experiment

first_imgPublic housing in Colorado’s Boulder County not only took a green turn in 2009, it took a turn toward energy efficient modular construction.By late October, in the town of Lafayette, the county’s Housing & Human Services division had unveiled the tangible results of its Paradigm Pilot Project: a modular single-family home and adjacent duplex manufactured by project partner All American Homes and designed to deliver near net-zero-energy performance. As noted in a story recently posted by the Daily Camera, the long-term performance of the buildings and the collaborations and initiatives that brought the project to life could have significant implications for similar county projects in the future.“This was an experiment to see how well this comes together,” Scott Simkus, developer for the county’s housing department, told the Daily Camera. “This is the first time the factory has built a near-zero-energy project.”In addition to having well-insulated exterior walls and roofs, the Paradigm Pilot homes are sited to take advantage of passive solar gain and are supported by solar power and ground-source heat pump systems whose design allows the systems to be scaled up for larger modular-construction projects.The county also used Paradigm Pilot as a training vehicle for unskilled workers and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, HB&A Architects, Farnsworth Group, Lighthouse Solar, Major Geothermal, and All American Homes on a range of project priorities, from design to construction protocols to performance testing.last_img read more

Why I Won’t Participate In Anti-Phone Content

first_imgA LinkedIn message in my inbox invited me to contribute to an eBook on ways you can prospect without having to make cold calls. I declined the invitation.There are already too many voices telling you that you don’t have to do what you need to do if you want to build a pipeline, increase the velocity of your client acquisition, and win your dream clients. These voices have been so loud for so long that what they preach has decimated some sales organizations, who now have a passive sales force waiting for opportunities to come to them. They have hurt salespeople, and they have taken money out of their pockets—and out of their family’s pockets.Some of the voices have talked down cold calling as a way to sell fads that, like so many sales silver bullets, have never lived up to their overhyped promises. They set up cold calling as a straw man so they could reach salespeople and sales managers with new offerings that would eliminate a part of selling that can be difficult for salespeople. They sold their leaders the idea that a new communication medium would replace all of the others, even though this has never before happened (the phone didn’t replace face-to-face meetings, and mass media advertising and marketing didn’t replace the phone, and nothing yet has replaced word of mouth and referrals). All we have ever done is add new mediums.Others have trash talked the telephone as a way to get attention, using an anti-phone bias to collect leads from struggling salespeople and their managers. Lead generation is important, but trying to help people avoid what they need to do to succeed, to take care of themselves and their families, and produce results for their companies and their dream clients, is contributing to a problem that has now reached epidemic proportions.All methods and mediums for prospecting work, and some are faster than others. But for speed, nothing yet exists that  beats the phone. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Maharashtra Governor asks Shiv Sena to indicate willingness and ability to form government

first_imgMaharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday invited the Shiv Sena, the second largest party, to stake claim to form government, hours after the BJP declined such attempt.“The Sena will have to inform the governor about its stand by Monday (November 11) evening 7.30 pm,” a Raj Bhavan official said.In the 288-member Assembly, the BJP and the Sena each has 105 and 56 MLAs, respectively.Opposition Congress and NCP won 44 and 54 seats, respectively, in recent assembly polls. The halfway mark is 145.Mr. Koshyari asked Sena legislative party leader Eknath Shinde to “indicate willingness and ability” of the party to form government in Maharashtra, a Raj Bhavan statement said.The Governor had on Saturday invited the BJP, the single largest party, to stake claim to form government.However, with the BJP unable to muster numbers in view of the Sena’s stand not to support it on the issue of sharing of power and the post of the chief minister, the party on Sunday declined to form government.“The Governor has, therefore, asked the leader of elected members of the second largest party, Shiv Sena, Eknath Shinde, to convey its willingness and ability to form the government,” the statement said.With the BJP backing off from the race, the onus to form government now rests with the Sena, which has indicated that it might rope in the Congress and the NCP to prop up a government.Sena MP Sanjay Raut had earlier claimed support of 170 MLAs.last_img read more

Salado carries Chiefs in OT

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “We had to go to Salado and we were able to execute,” said Codiñera. “We trust him.”The Chiefs, who bounced back from a 76-67 loss to San Sebastian last week, also got a solid effort from Zach Nicholls who hit two triples to keep Arellano afloat in overtime.Earlier, Letran turned back Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-80, for its first victory of the season, while San Beda got back to winning ways with an emphatic 76-52 triumph over the St. Benilde Blazers.The Knights drew a big lift from the unheralded pair of Jeo Ambohot and Jeremiah Taladua, who combined for 29 points as the Knights stunned one of the teams tipped to contend for a Final Four berth this season.Ambohot, the 6-foot-6 center, limited EAC’s Cameroonian counterpart Hamadou Laminou, to just seven points on 1-of-7 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mangulabnan grabs Superbikes lead View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ It was a terrific response from Salado, after he missed a couple of free throws in regulation that allowed the Bombers to send the game into overtime at 62-all.Codiñera marveled at his squad’s resolve and composure with Salado, in particular, showing why he’s been hailed as the successor of Jio Jalalon. Salado finished with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I don’t know how to describe it,” said Codiñera. “This game was a great character builder for us because I saw how the players trusted each other.”Codiñera said he had full confidence in Salado to deliver, after Jed Mendoza, who sent the game to overtime with a triple, split his free throws to give the Bombers a one-point lead, 70-71, with four seconds remaining in overtime. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado staked his claim as Arellano’s top gun, nailing the decisive basket that lifted the Chiefs to a 73-72 overtime victory over the Jose Rizal U Heavy Bombers Tuesday night in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Given the green light to take over the offense by coach Jerry Codiñera, the reed-thin guard blew past Gio Lasquety before hitting the floater over the outstretched arms of Abdel Poutouchi for the winning basket with two tenths of a second left in the extra period.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock brands Liverpool and Clyne ‘a disgrace’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock has slammed Liverpool and Nathaniel Clyne over the fullback’s move to Bournemouth.Warnock has claimed he was “promised” Clyne would instead make a loan move to Cardiff until summer, before learning on TV of his Cherries switch.”I’m disappointed with Nathaniel Clyne and Liverpool,” Warnock said. “To see on TV he’s gone to Bournemouth when I’ve been promised he’s my player is for me a disgrace and a lack of class.”The Cardiff boss was speaking after watching his side lose 1-0 to Gillingham in the FA Cup. last_img read more

Brooks Koepka Would Have Made History Whether He Won Or Lost

Zach Johnson100021216.7 Does not include Champions Tour or Web.com wins.Source: GolfStats Padraig Harrington311031717.7 Bubba Watson101121414.3 PlayerPGA TourEuroWGCMajorsTotalShare From Majors Rory McIlroy97242218.2 Ernie Els1317243611.1 Phil Mickelson363254610.9 Jordan Spieth80031127.3 Brooks Koepka2104757.1% Martin Kaymer19021216.7 Angel Cabrera1302633.3 Wins Vijay Singh30213368.3 Retief Goosen59021612.5 Brooks Koepka bashed and buried the field over the first three rounds at Bethpage Black, and then held on for dear life Sunday to win the 2019 PGA Championship. While Long Island’s ostentatiously difficult public golf course chewed up the world’s best players — only six players in the 156-man field finished below par — the 29-year-old finished with an eight-under-par 272 and fought off a huge scare from Dustin Johnson — the world’s No. 1 player. With the wire-to-wire win, Koepka is the first golfer to hold back-to-back, concurrent major titles. And of the last nine championships played, the hulking West Palm Beach native has claimed four.Koepka entered Sunday with a seven-stroke lead, a lead no golfer had ever blown at the tournament after 54 holes. He nearly blew it anyway. Johnson, who has similar ball-shaping skills, uses an equally intense workout regimen and is one of Koepka’s best friends, mounted a furious comeback, firing a 69 while leading the field in strokes gained off the tee (2.32), according to Data Golf. Johnson pulled within a single stroke of the lead with three holes remaining, but bogeyed two consecutive holes to fall out of contention. Koepka rallied to stem the tide and ended his day by hoisting the Wanamaker Trophy.This was quite the departure from Thursday, when Koepka carded a course-record 63, a showcase he aptly described as “a crazy day.” With Koekpa four shots clear of the field, Las Vegas bookmakers installed him with 5-to-4 odds to win after one day of competition. He quickly made those odds seem conservative as he followed it up with a 65 to extend the lead. Paired with Tiger Woods in the opening two rounds, Koepka steamrolled golf’s prodigal son by 17 strokes across two days.Golf has become a power-driven sport, and few, if any, people on tour supply more than Koepka, who frequently appears to be taking a machete to his ball. He certainly set the standard this week, leading the field in strokes gained tee-to-green in each of the first three rounds and in total, according to Data Golf. But even that undersells how precise his irons were, as Koepka also led the tournament in strokes gained on shots approaching the green.On golf’s biggest stages, Koepka shows up to win. It makes you wonder: Why doesn’t he collect more trophies in the PGA Tour’s garden-variety events? With two non-major PGA Tour wins and one European Tour title, Koepka’s major wins now outnumber his minor ones. More than half (57.1 percent) of his career wins have come at major championships, which is a higher share than any other active golfer who has won at least two majors. For comparison, less than 18 percent of Woods’s career victories have come at majors. In most of Koepka’s victories, the entire tournament feels calculated, as though he’s playing out a simulation that he ran through a thousand times before he took the course. Get-off-your-seat moments are few and far between with Koepka, who looks as though he was engineered in a lab and delivers relentless power while leaving events largely lusterless. Some of that is because Koepka has the demeanor of a world-class poker player. Some of it is how easily he lays waste to a golf course. But on Sunday, we learned that golf’s RoboCop can still bleed. The wheels fell off, and he had to dig deep to finish off his best friend. But Koepka did just that, making history as he evolved into a new type of champion: one who’s proved he can survive. Tiger Woods48618158717.2 Brooks is a major playerShare of professional wins that came at majors for active golfers who’ve won at least two majors since 2000 read more

Masala bond news fails to spice up bank stocks on BSE NSE

first_imgInvestors gave a lukewarm response on Friday to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) allowing banks to raise funds through masala bonds to beef up their capital requirements under the Basel III norms. Shares of most banks were trading in the red on Friday afternoon, with both the BSE Bankex and the NSE Bank Nifty falling close to 0.75 per cent.The shares of State Bank of India (SBI) were down 0.69 per cent at Rs. 252.90 apiece on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) at around 1.24 p.m. PNB shares were trading 0.44 per cent lower at Rs. 125.75, Canara Bank was also down at Rs. 269.30, while Bank of Baroda shares were trading with losses of 1.55 per cent at Rs. 159.30 apiece.The BSE Bankex declined almost 0.70 per cent at 21,983 while the NSE Bank Nifty was down 0.70 per cent at 19,168.On Thursday, the RBI had announced a series of measures aimed at developing the money markets in India, the most significant of which was allowing commercial banks to issue masala bonds.”To further encourage the overseas rupee bond market, banks are being permitted to issue rupee bonds overseas (masala bonds) for their capital requirements and for financing infrastructure and affordable housing,” the central bank said in a statement.Masala bonds are rupee-denominated bonds issued overseas. Two recent such issuances were from HDFC Bank and state-run power producer NTPC.Encouraged by the response to its first issue of masala bonds, HDFC Bank plans to raise Rs. 2,000 crore for which it is reportedly in talks with investment bankers.The company had raised Rs. 3,000 crore in its maiden masala bonds issue at a coupon rate of 7.875 per cent per annum. The bonds are listed on London Stock Exchange.In another significant development, the RBI has removed restriction on corporate lending to banks via government securities.”Currently, listed companies can lend through repos in G-sec for a minimum tenor of seven days to banks and PDs, which constrains their participation. It is proposed to allow such companies to lend through the repo market, without any tenor or counterparty restrictions,” the RBI said.last_img read more

Twitter India head Rishi Jaitly quits after 4year stint

first_imgRishi Jaitly, Twitter’s India head, has announced his resignation. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said that he wants to “move to new opportunities.” Jaitly had joined the microblogging site’s India operations in November 2012. The news comes within two months of Twitter deciding to shut down its engineering operations in India, laying off about 20 employees in the process.He follows Shailesh Rao, who quit the San Fransisco-based social media network in July this year as vice-president, international operations, four years after joining the organisation in February 2012.Jaitly said that he is moving to Chicago, hinting that he may be joining an organisation with a civic orientation. He said he would continue to pursue his “mission” of harnessing technology for connecting people with leaders.At Twitter, Jaitly was responsible for its operations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.Today, after 4 years of user/business momentum in India & the region, I’m sharing my intention to move on to new opportunities, same mission— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016 My mission remains the same: harness tech/media’s scale to connect users/citizens to their voice/agency/leadership in places they care about— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016 While a personal/civic calling takes me to Chicago, I’ll spend significant time in India/Asia, drawing on my past to further tech’s promise.— Rishi Jaitly (@rsjaitly) November 1, 2016last_img read more