New bill allows county to create Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Transportation Plan

first_img 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 SettingsSANDAG Director of Operations Ray Traynor joined us in studio to discuss Senate Bill 1151 and the impact it will have in San Diego.Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1151 into law, which will enable San Diego County or any city in the county to establish a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Transportation Plan to serve the transportation needs of its residents, while supporting a sustainable and healthy region.NEVs are low speed, motorized vehicles that have four wheels and can reach speeds up to 25 mph. These vehicles can be used in neighborhoods for local trips and could help cities reach Climate Action Plan goals by giving residents zero emission transportation options. To operate NEVs, drivers must have a valid driver license, registration, and insurance.SANDAG sponsored the legislation, which was carried by Senator Pat Bates, who represents the 36th Senate District covering South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Senate Bill 1151 received support from a wide range of organizations including the Center for Sustainable Energy, the Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, and the Sierra Club. September 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: September 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom New bill allows county to create Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Transportation Planlast_img read more

Joe Jonas is incredibly proud of wife Sophie Turner for her Emmy

first_imgAfter the Emmy Award nomination list released on Tuesday, it was a call for celebration for the Game of Thrones cast. GoT received a record-breaking 32 nominations for the show’s finale.Among the nods, Sophie Turner received a nomination in the Supporting Actress category. To this, proud husband Joe Jonas wrote a cute message on Instagram. “Emmy nominated @sophiet I’m so incredibly proud of you,” he wrote, posting a picture of the newlyweds.Joe and Sophie are not the only ones who are happy over the Emmy nominations. Considering how about 32 categories have a Game of Thrones actor, actress or teammate, it is definitely a call for celebration.Further confirming that the Game of Thrones cast has a group chat (no surprise there!), they all seem to be in ecstasy as a majority of them bagged nominations.Emmy-nominated actor Alfie Allen (who plays Theon Greyjoy) told People, “32 nominations, it’s pretty insane. It’s collectively a mad thing.” He added, “We’ve got a group chat going, it’s going crazy at the moment. It’s amazing. It’s just incredible, I can’t wait for the actual night.” Joe Jonas’ post for Sophie TurnerInstagram”I was on out and about just doing stuff. I got a congratulations text and I just thought it was a group nomination, and I didn’t realize it was an individual one, which is crazy,” Allen explained. “I’m just ecstatic really, I can’t believe this. It really surprised me, I was not expecting it at all. I’m still in shocked, still happily in shocked. It’s amazing.” Joe Jonas and Sophie TurnerInstagramSophie and Joe, who are currently honeymooning in the Maldives, have been setting the social media on fire with their vacation pictures. From bikini bottoms to breathtaking views, Sophie and Joe’s Maldives rendezvous is a treat for whoever gets to see!The couple recently tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony in France and headed straight for their honeymoon to the tropical islands. And like a dutiful husband that Joe is, he has been clicking some impeccable pictures of his wife!last_img read more

Rapper and HipHop Singer Pavan Balleys Phantom Beatz Success Journey

first_imgPavan Balley (born 1996), more commonly known by his stage name PhantomBeatz, is a producer, born and raised in Pittsburg, California. Pavan’s interest in hip hop and rap started in his early days, at around 11 or 12 years old, when his older brother first began dabbling in rap and hip-hop.Over the years, his skills improved and he found the confidence to finally to start releasing his music out into the public. Pavan also used to perform playing the dhol at several parties at a young age which helped develop his ear and desired sound for music.His career began to gain traction when he first got in touch with an artist who goes by Joe Blow. They began self-producing rap/hip-hop music together in 2013. The first song they produced, Touch of Soul, was an underground hit in the Bay Area region, and even in other countries throughout Europe.Pavan released his first album, titles Phantasies, on August 16th, 2016. The album was released on iTunes and other major digital music outlets. Towards 2019 Pavan also began to take interest in Punjabi music and also worked with a few local artists to branch out his musical ear.Pavan’s achievements were scattered all around the music scene. He produced and received credit for producing for Mozzys 1 up top ahk album which was ranked in the top 20 albums on iTunes in 2017. The song “unfortunately” which he produced has streamed over 4 million views just on YouTube alone and has continued to grow on charts all over streaming platforms.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

2 men crushed to death by train in Rajshahi

first_imgMap of RajshahiTwo men were crushed to death by a train at Belpukur level crossing in Putia upazila of Rajshahi on Wednesday afternoon, reports news agency UNB.The deceased are Korban Ali Mondal, 75, of Belpukur village, and Shamsul Alam, 65, of Tatalpur village in the upazila.Korban tried to cross the rail tracks carelessly around 4:00pm when a speedy train was approaching him. Sensing impending danger, Shamsul rushed in to save him, said Kabirul Islam, Inspector (Investigation) of Belpukur police station.However, both of them were crushed under the wheels of the train, leaving them dead on the spot, he said.The bodies were sent to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital for autopsy.Rajshahi Railway police station officer-in-charge Sayeed Iqbal said a case was filed over the accident.last_img read more

Tk 125b lost in JS quorum crisis TIB

first_img.Quorum crisis ate up 152 hours and 17 minutes during its 18 sessions of the 10th parliament, causing a waste of about Tk 1.25 billion, according to a new study conducted by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB.TIB revealed the study, titled ‘Parliament Watch’, on the operation of 14th to 18th session of the 10th national parliament at a press conference at TIB’s office on Thursday.The study report estimated that about Tk 1.63 lakh is needed to conduct a parliament session for one minute while 30 minutes were wasted on an average of each working day of the total 18 sessions due to quorum crisis.According to the study, from the 14th to 18th session, average meeting time and members’ participation in each working day increased than that of 8th and 9th parliament, the quorum crisis remained almost the same.On the other hand, percentage of time spent for legislation decreased than that of previous time, which is now 9 per cent of the total time spent from 14th to 18th session, said the report.A total of 260 hours and 8 minutes were spent from the 14th to 18th session of the 10th parliament where the most part of it has been spent for discussing about budget.Meanwhile only 35 minutes were spent for passing each bill whereas in Indian parliament the average time of it is 2 hour 23 minutes, according to the report.According to the collected information during the study, it was observed that, the practice of not presenting international agreements through the president and practice of unconstitutional behaviour and language in the parliament by both the government and opposition parties’ members violating rules of procedure 270 (6) were still visible.According to the report, though the leader of main opposition party was found doing constructive criticism of various activities of the government in political forums of public meetings, her role in performing the same role in the parliament were not visible. Among 327 working days of the 18 sessions, she was present in 79 working days, which is 24 per cent of the total.While presenting the report, TIB executive director Iftekharuzzaman said, parliament failed to perform expected role in ensuring good governance, democratic system through establishing accountability and resisting corruption. Both the government and opposition parties are responsible for the failure.”Those who are presented or those who claims themselves as opposition party in the parliament are facing identity crisis, which they themselves confessed at the last year of the current government’s period”, he added.Mentioning parliament as the main organization of democratic system, Sultana Kamal said, most of the time in parliament is being wasted in the acts of praising, condemnation, and confrontation.TIB advisor Sumaiya Khayer and director of research and policy department Md Rafikul Hasan were also present in the programme.In the conference, TIB also came up with 14-point recommendation to make the parliament effective.last_img read more

Speech impaired girl raped

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationAn eight-year-old speech impaired girl was raped by a man in Bhugoil village of Kalai upazila in Joypurhat on Thursday, reports UNB.Police arrested Mehedi Hasan, 37, son of a certain Makbul Hossain of the village in connection with the incident.Abdul Latif Khan, officer-in-charge of Kalai police station, said Mehedi, a neighbour of the victim, took the girl to his house and violated her in absence of his family members in the afternoon.Being informed by locals, police went to the spot and sent the victim to Joypurhat Modern Hospital.Following the complaint of the victim’s mother, police arrested Mehedi at night.A case was filed.last_img read more

MBK Golf Tournament Raises Funds For Local Programs

first_imgBy Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.comIn their attempt to expand the vision and opportunities for young African American men, My Brothers Keeper (MBK) took to the links for the first time. MBK’s Prince George’s and Montgomery County chapters joined forces to tee off the inaugural My Brother’s Birdies charity golf tournament at the TPC Avenel Course in Potomac, MD.  The tournament was more than just a fellowship and networking event for avid golfers who took advantage of playing at a PGA tournament caliber course.  It was a chance for MBK to promote the success of young men in the MBK network and give them an opportunity to gain a broader perspective on what it takes to become a professional success. My Brother’s Keeper did their inaugural My Brother’s Birdies charity golf tournament at the TPC Avenel Course in Potomac, MD. (Courtesy Photo)“We want these young people to know the sky’s the limit,” Prince George’s County MBK Executive Director Robert Johnson told the AFRO.  “Bringing to them an event like this gives them a chance to look at business leaders as role models to help them reach their aspirations.”President Barack Obama launched the MBK program in February 2014. Since its inception, the goal has been to address issues facing young men of color and to ensure they are given an opportunity to reach their full potential. In 2015, the MBK Alliance was launched and in 2017 the  Alliance became an initiative of the Obama Foundation. As a part of the Obama Foundation, MBK Alliance focuses on building safe and supportive communities for boys and young men of color where through local programs and private sector partnerships.The Prince George’s County chapter of MBK was established in 2016 and has taken a different approach than the others around the country, Johnson says.  Their concept involves connecting local businesses and other non profit organizations to leverage the collaborative resources for creating a pipeline of college students and to establish a network of mentorship programs throughout the county. MBK in Prince George’s County has developed and cultivated relationships by partnering with organizations such as Jacob’s Ladder, the Concerned Black Clergy and 100 Black Fathers. They have been very aggressive in developing a college to leadership pipeline where the professional businessmen help their younger proteges focusing on mentorship, college readiness, job creation and reducing gang violence.MBK’s college to career mentorship pipeline creates new mentors through building relationships with current professionals that establishes a generational network of men who give back to the community. Once the mentorship has been established professional business leaders take a college student under their wing for help in developing a professional persona and using teaching strategies to give them a perspective on succeeding in the corporate world.During their mentorship, college students reach back into the communities also.  They become the role models for high school and provide guidance and strategies that prepare them for the academic world beyond graduation.  That mentoring starts at places such as SAT leadership academies in Bowie and District heights and enrichment programs at Bowie High School. “Everyone pays it forward,” Johnson said.  “We take a collaborative approach through our mentorship programs to provide as many support networks as possible.” The golf tournament raised funds to benefit the programs that are being produced by the chapters in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.  Organizers hoped the event will generate a chance for new relationships to develop.“We’re using the game of golf to engage new community partners to rally around the critical initiatives and programs,” says Justin Harrison, program director with MBK Golf Classic. “The classic is a vehicle for the next generation of young men to learn and play golf, and provide mentors an opportunity to connect with them.”last_img read more

HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen w Video

first_img 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. Scientists from Gifu University’s Kawasaki and Mouri Laboratory at Gifu in central Japan, say the HIRO III is a “haptic interface robot,” which can transmit realistic sensations of touch to a user’s fingertips. The touch screen uses a 3D display to provide the visual stimulus. Citation: HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video) (2010, July 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-hiro-iii-screen-video.html Robot may perform breast exam (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers in Japan are developing a new touch screen system, the HIRO III, that incorporates a robot hand that could offer a new way of simulating the touching of virtual objects and receiving feedback from them.center_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com The robot is an arm and hand with five fingers to which the user’s own fingers are strapped. The robotic fingers give the user tactile sensations simulating the textures of surfaces, size of virtual objects and a sense of weight. The system is integrated with a three-dimensional display that includes an image of the user’s hand. The hand on the screen appears to be in the same position as the user’s own hand, which could make the experience seem very realistic.Each robotic fingertip has fifteen degrees of movement and the arm has six, which allows it to operate in a relatively large space under the screen. The robot’s movements are controlled by fifteen motors running simultaneously.The device could be used in applications such as controlling robotic arms in factory work, and for simulating procedures for medical diagnosis training. At the moment it is still at the experimental stage and the researchers are concentrating on its potential use in teaching medical students how to carry out tactile screening for breast cancer. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Sculpting thoughts

first_imgThis exhibition exhibits various form of sculpture such as imagination, leaf composition, Ganesh, melting form, emerging form, Akshay-Bateshwar, head series, bird bath etc by Gyan Singh. On the other side the rhythmic, architectural and many other forms are presented in the exhibition by young talented and versatile sculptor Amit Singh.National award winner and a gold medalist from BHU Varanasi, senior most sculptor Gyan Singh is the only world fame sculptor who works in variety of stones in the traditional ancient Indian form as well in the contemporary art form. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Gyan Singh has been working on rhythmic series since a long period of time. His abstract yet attractive sculptures are worth watching. He has organised many national how along with solo shows and  has participated in numerable sculpture shows. He has been associated with world class camps and has been a mentor of many throughout the country. He has always converted his thoughts into sculptures. On the other side Amit Singh, post graduated from College of Art, New Delhi is a talented and versatile young sculptor who has earned many prestigious awards on National level. Contemporary artiste Amit works independently and he mostly carves on marble and do metal casting. Amit Singh is more than familiar with the artiste who mouthed the golden words. While he regards the works of Michelangelo as a textbook on sculpture, he draws inspiration from closer quarters. His father and the socio-economic developments in his immediate environment.Where: Sculptor Court, Triveni kala sangam, Tansen MargWhen: On till 11 AprilTimings: 11 am till 7 pmlast_img read more

RRI to celebrate Rash Behari Boses 100th marriage anniv

first_imgKolkata: The Rashbehari Research Institute (RRI) based in Chandannagore is celebrating 100 years of marriage anniversary of Rash Behari Bose and his Japanese wife Toshiko in a befitting manner.”100 years have passed and the duo has kept proving real love. Rash Behari Bose and Toshiko are connected by heart and promised each other to stay together for the rest of their life. Hence, we have decided to make this 100 years of marriage anniversary special,” said Kalyan Chakraborty, the director of RRI. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe RRI in association with some of their friends based in Japan has arranged an exhibition, which is aimed at boosting the cultural bond between the two countries.The two-day exhibition that kicked off on Monday at Rashbehari auditorium in Chandannagore, Hooghly district will showcase large Kimano (Japanese dress), Yukata (Japanese dress), Japanese dolls, Japanese paintings, rare Japanese books etc. Nakamuraya Curry hat was introduced by Bose in Japan in the late 1920’s and Japanese Black & White Rice will also be exhibited. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPThe exhibition will be followed by a Japanese Film Festival and films on freedom movement in the evening.The love life of Rash Behari Bose was brief with the sudden death of his Japanese wife Toshiko, who died of tuberculosis in 1925 only at the age of 28.Married in July 1918, Toshiko had accepted the life of a social outcast and shouldered all domestic responsibility so that Bose can pursue his goal of Indian freedom struggle with dedication.When Bose’s mother-in-law had proposed him to marry again as Toshiko died leaving two young children, Bose said it was impossible for him to love anyone else other than Toshiko. Rash Behari Bose, who has been instrumental in doing the spadework for the legendary organisation of Indian National Army or INA, had sacrificed his job as an officer of the British Raj (he worked as the head clerk at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun) to join the IndianRevolutionary struggle.”He has been an unsung hero of India’s freedom struggle and 16 books written in Japanese by Bose is yet to be translated in local language. We will urge research scholars to come forward in this venture so that many unknown facts of his eventful life can come to light,” Chakraborty said.last_img read more