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KBUG: Week of October 29, 2018

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first_imgHomeFeaturedKBUG: Week of October 29, 2018 Oct. 29, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedK-BugNewsKBUG: Week of October 29, 2018news3 years agoKBUG Street Lighting Modernization ProgramNo work planned for the week of October 29. Please contact Robert Zak, Project Manager at (310) 458-2283 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.Parking Structure #5 Tenant Improvement ProjectFor the week of October 29, construction will take place in Parking Structure #5 at 1440 4th street and anticipates affecting the sidewalk in front of the building with the sidewalk pedestrian tunnel, lasting until 11/30/18 During this time, there may be intermittent closures of a single lane of south-bound traffic between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Should you have any questions, please contact Tim Purcell, Project Manager (310) 458-2205 ext. 5027Parking Structure Repair ProjectNo work planned for the week of October 29. Please contact Robert Zak, Project Manager at (310) 458-2283 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.EPA Grant Funded Water Infrastructure Reliability Improvement ProjectFor the week of October 29, the contractor will begin connecting the newly installed water main and services on Ocean Park Boulevard between 14th Street and 18th Street. The contractor will begin potholing for utilities and begin installation of new water main on Grant Street between 6th Street and Lincoln Blvd. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on Ocean Park Blvd. and closed to thru traffic on Grant Street. Please use alternate routes whenever possible.LA metro public art project – “Tears Of Santa Monica”For the week of October 29, construction will take place at the westerly wall of the Expo light rail station at 4th and Colorado. The project will run from Summer until the early part of Fall. Intermittent easterly sidewalk and northbound 4th Street lane closures will take place. For any questions or further information, please contact Henry Servín, at (310) 458-8291 or Leticia Ivins at LA Metro at [email protected] with any questions/concerns regarding this project.Bike Network Linkages ProjectFor the week of October 29, work is scheduled to be taken place on 17th St between Wilshire and Montana. The project consists of applying new green paint to bicycle lanes throughout various locations within the City. Please contact Jason Hoang, Project Manager at (310) 458-8721 with any questions/concerns regarding this project.Tags :KBUGshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentPumpkin carry returns to Downtown MarketServe and Return – Building Your Baby’s BrainYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall9 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press20 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson20 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter20 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor20 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press20 hours agolast_img

T-Mobile US reveals 5G trial plans

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first_img Previous ArticleStripe gives payments leg-up to startups in emerging marketsNext ArticleRoshan CEO opens up on Afghanistan challenges Tags Kavit Majithia 5GEricssonNokiaT-Mobile US T-Mobile US followed rivals Verizon and AT&T by revealing plans to hold field trials for 5G later this year, with vendors Ericsson and Nokia announcing separate partnerships with the operator.The news does however come as somewhat of a surprise in light of comments made by T-Mobile US’ outspoken CEO John Legere just last week, who hit out at Verizon for claiming it would launch 5G in the next few years.In a brief statement released by Nokia, Neville Ray, CTO at T-Mobile US, said the company would build on investments made in its 4G network, which “puts us on the path to real 5G use cases once 5G consumer smartphones are available in the 2020+ timeframe”.Nokia said it is developing pre-standards 5G testing for lab field trials in the second half of 2016, and the companies will use pre-selected spectrum in the 28GHz band to trial and test 5G components, accompanying “use cases that support massive bandwidth capacity and virtual zero latency”.In its own announcement, Ericsson said the partnership with T-Mobile US builds on existing collaboration in LTE-A and network transformation, with the companies looking to “drive 5G development and standardisation, and to explore new business opportunities”.Ericsson added it has now signed more than 20 memorandums of understanding to test 5G with operators across the world.It is unclear whether T-Mobile US is working with any other vendors for 5G development at this stage, with the company yet to release its own official statement. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 FEB 2016 Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Author HomeMWC16 T-Mobile US reveals 5G trial planslast_img

UNCF ‘A Mind Is…’ Supports East End Students

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first_imgThe UNCF (United Negro College Fund) will host its seventh annual Hamptons summer “A Mind Is…” benefit weekend, August 18 to 19. Funds raised will provide scholarships for underrepresented students on the East End, from Riverhead to Montauk, and help maintain the 37 UNCF member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).UNCF is the nation’s largest minority education organization. The foundation supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs.The event, which will honor educator and former HBCU president Dr. Johnetta Cole and media trailblazer Edward Lewis, was created to show appreciation to UNCF’s supporters whose commitment to education has opened doors for deserving students who couldn’t afford the cost of college.“Events such as the Hamptons Summer Benefit are vital to the sustainability of the community,” said Fred Mitchell, vice president, UNCF’s Northern/Midwest region. “UNCF changes lives by helping the students of today become the teachers, scientists, business people, doctors and nurses of tomorrow — ultimately fortifying a better future for us all.”More than 400 community influencers, business, and civic leaders are expected, including event co-chairs philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Gregory Lowe II, CEO of Lowekey.Each year, UNCF honors game-changing advocates of education with the Keeper of the Flame award. This year, Lewis, who is the founder of Essence magazine and Essence Music Festival, and Cole, the former president of Spelman College and Bennett College for Women, will receive the award. Cole was also a director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and is presently principal consultant of Cook Ross.Past recipients include Susan Taylor, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Robert Smith, Cathy Hughes, Reginald Hudlin, Dr. Ronald Johnson, and Frank Baker.On Saturday, August 18, there will be a VIP reception at 5 PM, followed by dinner and program at 6:30 PM at the Silberkleit residence in East Hampton. On Saturday, August 19, a brunch will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton. For ticket information, contact Lexi at [email protected] or [email protected]@HamptonDaze Sharelast_img

Neymar extends stay with Barca till 2021

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first_imgNeymar will stay with Barcelona after signing a five-year contract, the club have announced.The Brazilian’s release clause has been set at 200m euros (£167m), rising to 222m (£186m) in the second and 250m (£209m) for the final three.Manchester United and Paris St-Germain were both reported to be interested in the 24-year-old.Neymar has scored 55 goals in 93 La Liga games since joining from Santos for a reported fee of £48.6m in 2013.On Thursday, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed talks were being held, with Neymar declaring on Twitter he was “very happy to continue living this dream”.The forward has also scored 46 goals in 70 appearances for his country.Since moving to the Nou Camp, he has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies and the 2014-15 Champions League.Barcelona were forced to pay a £4.3m fine in June because of mistakes in Neymar’s transfer from Santos.Culled from BBC Sportslast_img

Auckland City seal top spot in OFC Champions League Group C

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first_imgSoccer Auckland City FC confirmed themselves as the winners of Group C in the OFC Champions League and booked a home quarterfinal with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over 10-man Lautoka FC at Trusts Stadium on Saturday. The defending champions will now host Papua New Guinea’s Lae City Dwellers or one of the Solomon Islands duo of Solomon Warriors or Marist when the draw for the April 7-8 quarterfinals is made on Monday at OFC headquarters. As group runners up, Lautoka will travel to Papeete, Port Vila or Wellington to face AS Dragon, Nalkutan or Team Wellington – the winners of the other three groups. Meanwhile in a battle between Group C’s two previously winless teams, Tahiti’s AS Venus edged Madang FC from Papua New Guinea 2-1 to finish the tournament on a relative high note. It took Auckland City until the 70th minute to break down a well-organised Lautoka defence with Emiliano Tade finally breaking the deadlock from a Daniel Morgan cross. It was a stark contrast to lop-sided wins in their first two matches with Fijian champions Lautoka offering a sterner test, even after going down to ten men a few minutes before halftime when Arami Manumanubai lashed out at Darren White in an off-the-ball incident. Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx was pleased to secure a home quarterfinal and said he expected the match to be as tough as it was, especially after an intense week. “Lautoka are a good team. They dropped off and parked the bus so that’s always going to make life difficult and they’ve got players that can hurt you on the counter,” he said. “For us it was a matter for keeping dominating with patience, not getting frustrated and just wait to see if we could score one. When we got the goal, and even when they got the player sent off, things changed.” Lautoka coach Kamal Swamy had to balance the desire to win the match with concerns about a number of players sitting one caution away from missing the quarterfinal but took heart from the way the players he brought in responded. “Auckland are the defending champions and had the home advantage and of course we missed five key players in the starting line-up because of the yellow cards and the reserves played very well,” said Swamy. Swamy said that despite the defeat, the promising performance gives them some hope looking ahead to the last eight of the competition. “Of course yes we are positive about it and we know we have a good side and with these reserve players performing now we have known that we have equally good players on the bench.” In the early kick off, Venus drew first blood through a 12th minute goal from captain Teaonui Tehau who wrong-footed goalkeeper Charles Lepani before passing the ball into an empty net. Neil Samuga Hans drew Madang level from the spot in the 29th minute but Tehau struck again in second half injury time to give Venus coach Sam Garcia something to smile about. “I’m happy today and I’m proud of the players for this game and during the whole tournament. “It’s a young team and we came here to improve and to represent Tahiti football well. “I think we have progressed. We haven’t qualified but we leave a better a team.” Madang coach Maurie Wasi was naturally disappointed to leave without any points despite some promising performances, at time with a skeleton squad. He hopes his side can get another bite at the OFC Champions League in the future. “We are good enough to go back and qualify again for next year but we need to fix a lot of thing at the club and organise things professionally. We’ll try to get back next year with a strong enough squad and good preparation to really try to have a go at it,” he said.last_img

Murray doesn’t really believe in grand slam success: I’m old. …

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first_imgMurray celebrated his 33rd birthday two months ago, and due to his advanced age and current coronavirus break, he thinks his best days in grand slam tournaments may be numbered. According to the three-time grand slam winner, the tennis player is already old. Nevertheless, he still wants to return to the courts.The Dunblane native played the last grand slam singles match at last year’s Australian Open, after which he announced that he was probably ending his career. However, the second operation of the problem hip gave him hope, after half a year he jumped into the tennis carousel again, and even celebrated the title in the hall in Antwerp.However, other health problems arose and Murray did not manage to return this year before the coronavirus break, which has lasted since March. He planned another comeback in March at the Masters in Miami, but became the second canceled event due to a coronavirus pandemic.Two days ago, the famous Wimbledon was to end, and Murray regrets that this year’s home grand slam was canceled without compensation. He himself does not know how many times he will look at grand slams as an active player. “I’m an old tennis player, so it’s not nice to lose big tournaments. You can never know how many times you’ll play the biggest tournaments. Of course I’m sorry we lost Wimbledon this year. I also miss traveling. I’ve enjoyed my whole career, getting to know different corners of the world. ”He can check what he can do in grand slams at the end of August. On the last day of August, the US Open, which it intends to attend, will begin. If he dares to play clay matches, a month later he will start the translated French Open.last_img

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter look practically identical in new Instagram photo

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first_imgNathan Congleton/NBC(NEW YORK) —  It’s very possible that Reese Witherspoon’s 20-year-old daughter Ava constantly hears “You look just like your mother!”  The mother-daughter duo proved just that in their recent Instagram snap.The 43-year-old actress posted a photo of the two standing side by side before a fun outing with the caption, “Girls night out with my favorite daughter! (ok she’s my only daughter but still).”The two are wearing bright red lipstick, chunky earrings, and black tops.  However, despite the matching outfits, fans can’t seem to get over how much Ava looks like an exact replica of her mother when she was 20.Fans and friends couldn’t stop gawking about their doppelganger situation in the comments section, either.  Zoe Kravitz gushed, “omg my lil gorgeous twinZzzzzzzz” while Mindy Kaling hilariously declared, “I fainted.”This isn’t the first time people freaked out over the twinning Witherspoon-duo.  A month ago, the Big Little Lies actress posted a sweet lunch selfie with her daughter, which earned similar remarks.  It also didn’t help that in the post before that, Reese shared a throwback photo of what she looked like in the 90s.  That said, it probably isn’t so bad to hear over and over again that you look like your mother when your mom is actually Reese Witherspoon.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

Thandi, rhino poaching survivor, is pregnant

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first_img17 December 2013The rhino that survived an attack by poachers in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province last year is pregnant, according to Alan Weyer, the general manager of Kariega Game Reserve.“Although this may be a small step toward winning the fight against poaching, we remember Madiba’s words, ‘It always seems impossible until it’s done’,” Weyer said in a statement last week, quoting Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former president, who died on 5 December.Thandi, as the rhino is named, survived an attack at the reserve just outside Port Elizabeth in March last year. Poachers tranquillised three rhino with darts, and hacked off their horns, leaving them to bleed to death. The two other rhinos – both bulls – died from their wounds.Wildlife vet Dr Will Fowlds, who has been treating Thandi since the attack, said blood tests had confirmed that the rhino was at the end of the first trimester of her pregnancy. “I don’t recall such a small value carrying such huge significance for anything in my professional life,” Fowlds said.TrustingFowlds has devotedly attended to Thandi – which means “love” in isiXhosa – since her attack. She has been through countless surgeries and procedures to keep the wound from infection and to find ways “to protect her vulnerable face from the rigours of normal rhino life”, the reserve said. This has included a pioneering skin graft earlier this year.“There have been ups and downs including two occasions when her wound has reopened but despite that, her behaviour has returned to normal and she has become more trusting and less nervous with each passing day.”Staff at the reserve say Thandi has shown “an incredible fighting spirit and will to survive”.Fowlds has taken Thandi’s story around the world – including to Vietnam and China – to raise awareness about the fight against poaching.Courage“Thandi is arguably the single most important rhino alive as I am not aware of any individual animal that has carried the plight of the rhino out to the world to the extent that she has and continues to do,” Fowlds said.“Her story has touched the lives of so many people across the globe and her courage is reflected in our love for her and the species that she represents. The prospects of a successful pregnancy and birth represent the hope of survival. In a crisis which threatens us with despair, that hope, as insignificant as it may seem for some, is what we cling to for dear life.”The gestation period of white rhino’s is between 15 and 16 months. If Thandi is somewhere in her first trimester she will probably have the calf in around a year’s time, the reserve says on its blog. “Thandi is over 10 years old. If all goes well this will be her third calf.”The reserve says Thandi spends most of her time in the company of one of the other rhino cows on the reserve. Her female companion gave birth in March this year – a year after the poaching incident. The calf was fathered by one of the two bulls lost in the poaching incident.The horns of the reserve’s remaining rhinos were surgically removed after the attack to prevent another tragedy.Source: Kariega Game Reservelast_img

Don’t even think of replacing Rahul Dravid, says MS Dhoni

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first_imgIt was supposed to be the pre-series press conference of the Asia Cup, but Rahul Dravid, who retired from firstclass cricket on Friday, dominated the proceedings with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying that it's not even advisable for youngsters to think that they would replace the most successful Indian No.3 Test batsman, or any other great player."'Jam' was a great character to have in the dressing room. He was someone who loved challenges, whatever was thrown to him throughout his career - whether he was asked to open because of any reason or was asked to keep wickets."He's someone who will definitely be missed - an ideal role model and a good ambassador for the sport," Dhoni said."Definitely, we will miss him when it comes to the talent and what he brought into the team. Guys like him... it's not even advisable to think that they will be replaced by some other youngsters. Youngsters will be under tremendous pressure if they start to think like that."Dhoni pointed out the huge contribution that senior players like Dravid and a few other Indians have made to the game. "Every individual is different. Anyone who comes in shouldn't even think of the kind of senior we've got, whether you talk about Anil Kumble, Rahul, Sachin or Laxman or Sourav Ganguly. It's tough to replace them, so no point in thinking you'll have players who will replace them," he said."Somebody will start his career and who will be, after 10 or 12 years, very successful. But to say whether they will replace Rahul or talent like his, it's difficult."advertisementOn India's prospects in the Asia Cup, which begins with a Bangladesh-Pakistan game on Sunday, Dhoni hoped his team would perform consistently in the 12-day tournament."Over the years, its format has changed. Now, four good sides are playing. It's very important to start on a positive note."I said important because it's not very often that all the Asian countries play together. Hopefully, the team that plays the best will win the tournament. All the sides are really good," said the captain who will have a new vice-captain in Virat Kohli."It's important to take it one game at a time, not to think too much ahead. When it comes to ODI format we've done quite well."We are hoping that we will stick to it and be consistent throughout the tournament," he said.last_img

Champions Trophy: England top Pool A after 1-1 draw against Belgium

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first_imgEngland, seeking its first title, has been the pick of the teams in the Champions TrophyEngland topped its Champions Trophy pool by drawing with second-place Belgium 1-1, while Argentina dispatched Germany 3-0 on Tuesday.England, seeking its first Trophy title, has been the pick of the teams with wins over five-time defending champion Australia and Pakistan. It conceded an early goal to Belgium but dominated thereafter.Amaury Keusters put Belgium ahead in the eighth minute, and goalkeeper Vincent Vanash fisted out some threats from England to help hold on to the lead.But England's pressure was unrelenting. Iain Lewers hit the crossbar from a penalty stroke but produced the equalizer in the 48th minute with a crisp reverse-flick from the top of the circle."I was fortunate to find myself in a position to score and make up for not converting the stroke," Lewers said. "We're pleased with our performance today but what matters is that we win our knockout games."Winless teams Australia and Pakistan were to decide third and fourth in the pool.In Pool B, Argentina handed Olympic champion Germany a second straight loss with its biggest ever win in the Trophy.Captain Matias Paredes connected on a cross from the right to put Argentina ahead early in the second quarter. Joaquin Menini doubled the lead with a fine move down the center in tandem with Peredes, and an unmarked Ignacio Ortiz tapped in on a pass from Manuel Brunet to made it 3-0.The Netherlands could top the pool if it beat winless India late on Tuesday.advertisementAll eight teams are assured of quarterfinal berths, and the final pool positions determine the draw.last_img