AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But consider this: When the ULI panel visited San Pedro in 2002, there were no loft projects even on the drawing boards. The so-called “H-2” lot at Centre Street between Sixth and Seventh? That was still just a 30-year-old dusty, vacant lot. Love it or hate it, the downtown is definitely taking on a new look. Walking around the area on a recent morning, I was struck by the sounds and sights of construction, especially at the Vue, a 16-story luxury condominium development that should be fully framed by the first of 2008 with move-ins slated for early next fall. I’ll be curious to see what the next five years bring. It was a sad day at the Knoll Hill Off-Leash Dog Park last Sunday afternoon, the final day before the park would be dismantled and relocated to a smaller parcel at the bottom of the hill. I covered the park’s August 2002 opening day ceremonies. A happier bunch of dogs I’ve seldom seen, with howls and games of chase amid billows of dust commencing as soon as the gates were finally opened. It was the culmination of literally years of work (and not a small amount of frustration) on the part of volunteers who never gave up their dream of starting an off-leash dog park in San Pedro. They deserve our gratitude for all the dedication they put in to making the park a reality. It wasn’t easy and wouldn’t have happened without them – or without the support of Councilwoman Hahn and the Port of Los Angeles. So being there on the last day was especially poignant, as everyone took one last look and walk around the quiet hilltop grounds overlooking Los Angeles Harbor. Sure, it was only temporary. The port said so from the beginning and everyone understood (or should have understood) those ground rules. Still, it’s funny how rooted you can become to a place, how hard it is to let go of something you and your dogs considered to be a home away from home. Many dog owners use the park daily, with others making it up there on weekends only. But it’s always fascinated me to observe and be part of the eclectic and unlikely group of dog park “regulars.” It’s admittedly a fragmented and disorganized little community, but they represent such a cross section of both new and old San Pedro: dockworkers, attorneys, stay-at-home moms, professional housekeepers, business owners, marina boat “live-aboards,” medical workers, school teachers, journalists, Coast Guard and Air Force enlistees, you name it. One couple, both widowed, met at the dog park a couple of years ago and since have married. Many others who never would have met otherwise have become good friends, getting together for parties or other social outings – yes, even without the dogs. The good news is there’s still an off-leash dog park in San Pedro and for that dog owners should be thankful to the Port of Los Angeles. But again, it’s only temporary – and for real, this time, three years max. So a permanent place still needs to be found in San Pedro for dog owners to take their pooches. I’m convinced that the need won’t go away. In fact, I believe it will only grow with so many of the new loft residents – many of whom will have dogs that need outdoor exercise beyond the routine neighborhood leash walks – moving into town over the next couple of years. Donna Littlejohn can be reached at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s sometimes hard to see change when you’re in a place day in and day out. Take downtown San Pedro. While it’s hardly enjoying the full bloom of a genuine renaissance, there have been some significant changes since the Urban Land Institute visited five years ago at the invitation of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn. Among the major recommendations the San Pedro panel made to improve the area was to bring residential units – 3,000 of them, to be exact – into the downtown and waterfront districts. Granted, things haven’t moved as quickly as many had hoped with regard to the waterfront or the downtown. And the nationwide real estate housing slump isn’t helping. Talk about bad timing.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google is developing a system that will enable web publishers of any size to automatically submit new content to Google for indexing within seconds of that content being published. Search industry analyst Danny Sullivan told us today that this could be “the next chapter” for Google. Last Fall we were told by Google’s Brett Slatkin, lead developer on the PubSubHubbub (PuSH) real time syndication protocol, that he hoped Google would some day use PuSH for indexing the web instead of the crawling of links that has been the way search engines have indexed the web for years. Google senior product manager Dylan Casey said yesterday at Sullivan’s Search Marketing Expo in Santa Clara, California that the company plans to soon publish a standard way for site owners to participate in a program much like that.How The System Might WorkPuSH is a syndication system based on the ATOM format where a publisher tells the world about a Hub that it will notify every time new content is published. Subscribers then tell the Hub “when this Publisher posts new content, please deliver it to me right away.” So instead of the Subscriber checking back with the Publisher all the time to see if there’s new content, they just sit and wait to be told that there is by the Hub. The Publisher publishes something, then tells the Hub that it’s available, then the Hub goes and delivers it to all the Subscribers. This can take as little as a few seconds.If Google can implement an Indexing by PuSH program, it would ask every website to implement the technology and declare which Hub they push to at the top of each document, just like they declare where the RSS feeds they publish can be found. Then Google would subscribe to those PuSH feeds to discover new content when it’s published. PuSH wouldn’t likely replace crawling, in fact a crawl would be needed to discover PuSH feeds to subscribe to, but the real-time format would be used to augment Google’s existing index.As Danny Sullivan told us today, Google would have to implement some sort of spam control and not just let content be pushed live to the index unvetted. That was what happened in the earliest days of search and it was a real mess, he told us.The Advantages of a Real Time Google IndexPuSH is much more computationally efficient for Google but Slatkin says that even more important is the impact of such a move for small publishers. Right now many small sites get visited by Google maybe once a week. With a PuSH system in place, they would be able to get their content to Google automatically right away.A richer, faster, more efficient internet would be good for everyone, but the benefits in search wouldn’t be limited to Google, either. The PubSubHubbub is an open protocol and the feeds would be as visible to Yahoo and Bing as they would be to Google.“I am being told by my engineering bosses to openly promote this open aproach even to our competitors,” Slatkin says. That’s a very good sign.We expect this will be a very big deal and we’ll be covering it more extensively in the coming days, as well as whenever Google has something to announce more formally.Don’t Forget:ReadWriteWeb recently released a big research report titled The Real-Time Web and Its Future, based on 50+ interviews with key innovators, like PubSubHubbub creator Brett Slatkin. Check it out!Above: Slatkin’s deck for a presentation about Hubbub at Facebook HQ last Fall. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#news#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
Ex-Crystal Palace owner Jordan slates Solskjaer: Man Utd don’t want himby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has slammed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his appointment as Manchester United caretaker manager.Jordan insists the on-loan Molde coach doesn’t deserve the job.He told talkSPORT: “Solskjaer can’t lose.“He was always going to walk in the door, he was always going to pick the big players, he’s not going to make any unpopular decisions and he’s not going to have any confrontation, so all of the players who felt wronged or maligned or not as important as they’d like to be are not going to have that on their toes anymore.“This is all about the players, it’s all about someone walking into an environment simply being able to lighten the mood, and if that’s worth £2million or £3million for six months, I don’t know what to say about football.“But it’s no surprise to me they beat Cardiff, it’s no surprise to me they beat Huddersfield, it’s no surprise to me that Pogba has got his boots on – none of it was a surprise to me.“The next culprit to pop over the horizon will be [Alexis] Sanchez, he’ll start to play now because they’re all getting what they want.“I think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no tactical genius, he isn’t doing anything that anybody with half a brain who understands football couldn’t do, which is deliver good news.“These kids in this dressing room only want good news, they don’t want reality or want their noses put out of joint.“The worst thing that could happen to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United is if he gets the job long-term.“Like what happened to Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea, if he wins anything of significance and has to be kept there against the real wishes of the club and then gets taken out later, that would be the worst thing for both him and the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Environment Ministry says a rock slide north of Hope derailed a freight train and led to a fuel spill in the Fraser River.The ministry says in a statement that a Canadian Pacific Rail (TSX:CP) train was knocked off the tracks on Thursday by the slide near Hells Gate in the Fraser Canyon.Several empty grain cars jumped the tracks and the train engine was knocked on to its side.The statement says the engine’s fuel line ruptured and an undetermined amount of fuel spilled into the Fraser River before emergency workers could temporarily patch the leak.Emergency responders from the province and CP Rail have been sent to the scene to assess damages and monitor the environmental response.CP Rail says in a statement that the derailment poses no threat to public safety and an investigation is ongoing.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John’s RCMP detachment commander, Inspector Mike Kurvers, will be retiring at the end of this week.Fort St. John City Council took a moment to thank Kurvers on Monday for his 28 years of serving with the RCMP, the past four of which have been in the Energetic City. Kurvers was born in the Netherlands, and began his career with the RCMP in Moosomin, Saskatchewan in 1990.After several years, Kurvers’ career took him across the country, working general duty in Richmond and Mission, B.C. He spent seven and half years with the Emergency Response Team, the RCMP’s equivalent of the SWAT team, before moving to the West Shore RCMP in the Victoria area. Moving back to the Lower Mainland to stops at the detachments in Burnaby and Richmond once again, Insp. Kurvers got to experience first-hand the excitement of the 2010 Winter Olympics while serving as the detachment’s liaison for all of the City’s planning to host the Games.“The Olympic experience was fantastic,” said Kurvers. “We weren’t part of the integrated security unit, so Richmond had to development its own plans because we had the Olympic Oval and YVR. We created an operations plan for the Celebration site. I kind of lucked-out because Holland House was involved. I’m fluent in Dutch, so it was very handy.”After Richmond, Kurvers moved back to the Island District detachment in Victoria with the Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit before moving to become the detachment commander in Fort St. John in 2014.Kurvers said that the experience of commanding the detachment has been incredibly rewarding.“This place has been fantastic. The city has been great, Mayor has been great, Council’s been great, and members are good. They come and do their jobs.”Kurvers said that while he isn’t involved in the search for another Inspector that will take over as detachment commander, he says that Staff Sergeant Perret will serve as interim detachment commander for the time being.
Hyderabad: Claiming that a coalition government would be formed post the Lok Sabha elections with neither the NDA nor UPA getting a majority on its own, TRS working president K T Rama Rao on Thursday said his party can ensure heavy flow of funds for Telangana if it won 16 Lok Sabha seats.”If five-six regional parties or like-minded parties come together…if we can win 17 seats from Telangana, we (TRS) 16 and our friend Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM) will anyway win Hyderabad (Lok Sabha)…a situation of Telangana people deciding who should sit in Delhi’s chair will definitely come… Then funds would come like a flood,” he said. The total number of LS seats in Telangana is 17. Rao, who was addressing a TRS meeting at Warangal, in preparation for the coming Lok Sabha polls, said surveys conducted by national-level media organisations showed that neither NDA nor UPA was in a position to form the government on its own. Citing more such surveys, he claimed the NDA and UPA may not get more than 150 and 100 seats, respectively. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader also alleged that the popularity graph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was waning as seen in BJP’s defeat in Rajasthan and other states in the assembly elections in December last year. Saying that the atmosphere in the country was not the same as in 2014, he said the people have understood after five years that Modi “can give good speeches, but cannot do anything that can bring a change in the lives of common people”. Modi did not agree to the requests of Telangana to give national status to an irrigation project in the state or funds to schemes though the NITI Aayog made recommendations to the effect.
Panaji: BJP’s Pramod Sawant is tipped to be the new chief minister of Goa, party sources said here Monday.Parrikar, 63, who died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer, was cremated with state honours here Monday evening. Sawant is now Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, while the two would-be Dy CMs are Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar. As per the power-sharing arrangement reached with allies, an MLA each from two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state will be made deputy chief ministers, the sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After a stalemate following a series of meetings with the allies, the BJP managed to break the deadlock, offering them their pound of flesh, by accepting the key demand for deputy CM’s posts. . “We have managed to convince the alliance partners and finalised the formula of two deputy chief ministers for the state, a senior BJP functionary said. Union minister Nitin Gadkari Monday evening had said a consensus eluded the BJP and its allies on the next Goa chief minister, adding the BJP had zeroed in on the CM candidate but the allies were yet to get on board. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThere were a series of meetings involving the Goa Forward Party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party’s three MLAs each, an equal number of Independents, and BJP legislators since late Sunday night to reach a consensus on Parrikar’s successor. Gadkari had flown into the state early Monday to lead the discussion. Parrikar was heading a coalition government comprising the BJP, three MLAs each of the Goa Forward Party (GFP), the MGP and three independents. Congress is currently the single largest party in the state with 14 MLAs. The BJP has 12 legislators in the 40-member Assembly, whose strength now is 36 after Parrikar’s death. The strength of the House has reduced due to the demise of BJP MLA Francis D’Souza earlier this year, and Parrikar on Sunday, and resignations of two Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte last year. All the state Congress MLAs met Governor Mridula Sinha on Monday and staked claim to form a government in the coastal state. The MLAs, led by Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, went to Raj Bhawan and handed over a letter to Sinha, saying it was the single largest party in the Assembly and should be allowed to form the government. “We are saddened by the chief minister’s demise, but before his final rites are performed, a new government has to be formed…The governor acknowledged that the Congress is the single largest party and she said she will get back to us,” Kavlekar told reporters. Parrikar was cremated with state honours here Monday, with thousands bidding the affable politician a tearful farewell. BJP president Amit Shah, some Union ministers and chief ministers of BJP-ruled states attended the funeral at Miramar. Parrikar’s eldest son Utpal lit the funeral pyre.
New Delhi: Robert Vadra Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which he has been questioned by the probe agency. Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, has also sought that various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002 be declared unconstitutional. His plea, in which he has sought quashing of the ED’s FIR lodged in 2017, has been listed for hearing on March 25. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The ED case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by Vadra. A trial court had on Tuesday extended Vadra’s interim protection from arrest till March 25 in the case. In his plea, Vadra has sought that Sections 3 (offence of money laundering), 17 (search and seizure), 19 (power to arrest), 24 (Burden of Proof), 44 (offences triable by special courts) and 50 (Powers of authorities regarding summons, production of documents and to give evidence, etc) of the PMLA be declared ultra vires or unconstitutional. Besides Vadra, Manoj Arora, his close aide and an employee of Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality LLP, has also filed a similar petition in the high court.
New Delhi: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson headlines a list of 35 names shortlisted for the post of the Indian football team coach, which also includes the highly successful ex-Bengaluru FC manager Albert Roca. The much-travelled Sven-Goran, a Swede, and Spaniard Roca apart, Tommy Taylor (England), Hakan Ericson (Sweden), Tomislav Sivic (Serbia), Lee Clark (England) and Lucas Alcaraz Gonzalez (Spain) are some of the other candidates shortlisted for the coveted post. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSven-Goran, who was in charge of England for five years until 2006, had last month expressed his interest regarding the job to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Indian team’s spirited showings in recent times had a ripple effect with the position of the men’s coach attracting over 250 applications, an unprecedented number that also includes some well-known names from Europe. The post has been left vacant since Stephen Constantine resigned after the Indian team’s failure to make the knockout round of the AFC Asian Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”The federation has received over 250 applications. 125 were selected after that and out of which 80 qualified as per the AIFF’s requirements. After that, around 35-40 names, based on various criteria, have been forwarded to the technical committee. Seven to eight will be called for the final interviews, following which the appointment will be made,” an AIFF official told PTI on the condition of anonymity. As a manager, the 71-year-old Eriksson won 18 trophies with various clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, and became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three countries. However, the Swede was not as successful in international football. Besides England, he had managed the national teams of Mexico, Philippines and the Ivory Coast. Under Roca, Bengaluru FC played four finals in his two seasons in charge – making the final of the AFC Cup in 2016, the Federation Cup in 2017 and the ISL and Super Cup in 2018. Under his charge, Bengaluru FC won the Federation Cup and the Super Cup, but missed out on the AFC Cup and the ISL titles.