Horoscope: November 16, 2020

first_imgFacebook Twitter Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: April 28, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Linkedin Horoscope: April 30, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Sagittarius.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Nov. 16, 2020:Authoritative, wise and empathic, you work on a project this year that stresses solitude and is very successful. Very individualistic, you learn to accept help. In 2021, you discover what — or who — you love. If single, finding the right mate is crucial, but a lot of ups and downs happen first. If attached, you’re so much happier, and even your career goes further. ARIES supports you in every way.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★★A dear one appreciates your kind gestures and responds affectionately. Family members want to exchange ideas. A publication, store display or television program can offer marvelous ideas for making your lifestyle better and brighter. Tonight: Feeling unusually warm and fuzzy.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Acquiring extra money, seeking a promotion and purchasing a long-desired item are priorities. It’s better to be a bit subtle. Seek ways to make your work environment more wholesome and nurturing. Tonight: Pondering your mutual monies with another or others.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★Partnerships of all kinds are in a growth phase. Today generates mental clarity and problem-solving ability. New commitments are likely. Others make decisions and offer opportunities that impact you. Legal matters can be settled to your satisfaction. Tonight: Date night.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★Today highlights your physical and emotional health. Get several opinions about health-related decisions. Visualization and written affirmations can be helpful also. A beloved animal companion offers solace. An influential book appears that offers helpful new perspectives. Tonight: Don’t be tempted by addictive love.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★The attention you put into an intimate relationship results in an important choice regarding love. A child can need extra attention. The efforts you make now can favorably impact a young person’s whole future. Make time. Tonight: Your own private dance party.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★Today immediately brings residence and family issues to the fore. Remodeling or moving is possible. The structure of family life is in flux. Gracefully accept the fact that family ties change as time passes. Tonight: Plan a vacation, perhaps including a romantic rendezvous.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★One of the most interesting and unpredictable times you will ever know regarding love is about to commence. Friends and lovers change roles. You connect with gifted and eccentric new people. If an existing relationship survives, it’ll be approached in a new way. Tonight: Relax.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★Today favors a risky gamble or expansion. Do not be drawn into a financial scheme by a pal, as it would be disappointing in the long run. Affirmations could be helpful if said out loud. Tonight: A favorable outcome following some highs and lows.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★★It’s a day of great motivation and promise. Express your creative talents and pursue your wildest dreams. A sense of purpose guides you toward worthwhile goals. Your sparkling personality opens new doors. Enjoy. Tonight: Feeling great victory. Make sure you celebrate.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★★A new guru or teacher offers intriguing new perspectives. Your sixth sense is heightened. Keep a journal handy to jot down impressions and make drawings. It’s a wonderful time to explore fairy magic. People under air signs are particularly significant today. Tonight: Early bedtime.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★★Cultural events, travel and important discussions highlight today. Changes that began last June are coming into focus. People enter and leave your life suddenly. At the same time, today accents inner growth and new personal interests. Tonight: Observe the ironic ways you surprise yourself.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★Today brings some important turning points. You will be highly visible at work. Much is demanded of you, but the potential rewards are really great. Your premonitions and dreams are the source of significant wisdom. Tonight: New career horizons beckon.Born today: Actor Burgess Meredith (1907), writer Chinua Achebe (1930), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977) Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Tamia Banks Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ + posts ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Previous articleDirector of baseball operations shares her journey into sportsNext articleTCU soccer makes history: A look into their record season Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Facebook Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/last_img read more

President Dilma Rousseff Highlights the Growth of Women in the Military

first_imgBy Dialogo December 27, 2012 On various occasions, President Dilma Rousseff emphasized, on December 20, the investments made by the government for the modernization of the Armed Forces and the participation “each time more active and proud” of women in the military. “For the first time, a woman was promoted to the rank of General, showing that in the Armed Forces the patriotism and the professionalism are not linked to gender distinction,” she said while praising the achievement of Rear Admiral Dalva Maria Carvalho Mendes, during a greeting with recently promoted generals, in the Palacio do Planalto head office. Her words were followed by Navy Lieutenant Luciana Mendes, Dalva’s daughter. She is very proud of her mother; she said that the Admiral is a “great influence” in her career. Later, during the celebration lunch with leaders of the Armed Forces, President Dilma highlighted the commitment of the government to the strengthening of the national defense industry, which according to her “is vital for a country that wants to obtain proper military capacities and to keep its international independence.” During the lunch at the Army Headquarters, Dilma praised the accomplishments of women that were promoted to important roles in the Armed Forces. She mentioned the 2012 investments in each of the Forces and also important matters of the government, in a quick annual review. When she talked about the Navy, the president emphasized the beginning of the national phase of the nuclear propulsion submarine. Concerning the investments in the Army, she elected the Cyber Defense Center as one of the gains. Regarding the Air Force, she mentioned the projects for the aerial refueling KC-390 airplane and the Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV). President Rousseff highlighted the success of the Rio+20 in terms of security, which was coordinated by the Ministry of Defense. The president also spoke on combat operations against border crimes, such as Agata. According to her, these initiatives “stimulate the solidification of the interoperability between the Armed Forces.” And she praised the professionalism of the troops, stating that “Brazil trusts you.” The Army commander, General Enzo Peri, delivered a speech and praised the presidential government. “Brazil is better today,” he said, adding that there is a lot to celebrate. According to the commander Enzo, the investments in operational resources of the Armed Forces provided the increase of “the contribution of our support to national development, the security of large events, and the projection of Brazil to a global scenario.” Following, the Ministry of Defense, Celso Amorim, reiterated the words of the General, praising the growing investments in the modernization of the Armed Forces. According to Amorim, Dilma Rousseff “proposed a toast” to the Brazilians, based on: reequipping the Naval, Ground, and Air Forces, and the kindness for having spared resources to provide for the troops.last_img read more

NFL, referees reach 7-year collective bargaining agreement

first_imgThe NFL and the NFL Referees Association have reached a seven-year collective bargaining agreement, the league announced Saturday.  “This agreement solidifies the working partnership between the league and officials toward the common goal of developing and training the best officials in the world,” said Troy Vincent, the league’s executive VP of football operations. “We will continue working together to provide fans, players and coaches with officiating performance that meets the highest standards demanded by the game.” The CBA covers compensation and benefits issues and puts an emphasis on training and development of officials, the NFL said in a release. The agreement will run through May 31, 2026; the current CBA was scheduled to expire in May 2020. The previous agreement was reached after the NFL locked out its officials in 2012, a move that resulted in a number of high-profile mistakes by the replacement officials.”It is good to get these negotiations behind us,” said NFLRA President Tony Steratore, who is in his 20th year as an NFL official. “We see this new CBA as a partnership with the league that benefits our membership but also seeks to make our game better. We all must keep pace with the speed and skill of the players, not to mention the increased use of technology.” Related News The agreement was ratified by a vote of NFLRA membership Saturday, the league said. Patriots’ Bill Belichick says analytics aren’t his thing, uses them ‘less than zero’ percent of time Antonio Brown to file grievance against Raiders, report says “It was a mutual and cooperative effort that took over a year and a half, and the outcome is seven years of certainty for the league and our officials,” NFLRA Executive Director Scott Green said.last_img read more

Chelsea starlet mason Mount has the perfect nickname for Reece James

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement ajf3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9bz00iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6ao( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3Would you ever consider trying this?😱9x5Can your students do this? 🌚hz9fRoller skating! Powered by Firework The transfer ban and the appointment of club legend Frank Lampard- Chelsea’s youth squad is blooming up, and one of the biggest potential names coming up is Reece James. Earning praise from teammates and pundit, the teenager is promising to be a first team starter in the future team. Also, the full back has received the most fitting nickname of ‘Beast’, from none other than Mason Mount!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAfter promotion to the senior team, the youth academy teammates are regularly receiving first team football after a couple of loan spells. Mount, who returned to Stamford Bridge along with his gaffer from Derby County, was all mouth towards his mate following 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.Speaking after the game, the 20 year old said: “Reece is a very quiet boy. I’ve known him for a very, very long time, since eight or nine years old at the Academy here.Advertisement “He’s a very good boy, always works hard, and he’s got tremendous qualities. He’s going to be a brilliant player for us now and in the future as well.” he told reporters.Reece, who was replaced with skipper César Azpilicueta on the Eagles game, are childhood buddies with Mount, which the young midfielder emphasized on.Advertisement ‘I call him the Beast, because he’s so quick, strong and powerful. You don’t want to get too close to him in training because he’ll get you off the ball, so you try to stay away from him. We all have a joke and a laugh, me, Tammy, Fikayo, Cal, Reece. We’ve all been together from a very young age so we know the ins and outs of all of us.” Mount added.The Blues have a tough fixture coming up as they will travel to Manchetser to take on Manchester City this Saturday. Advertisementlast_img read more

Stirring Things Up On The Cupcake Wars

first_imgRED BANK – Holy Cannoli! Red Bank’s own Mr. Cupcake is going to be on national television this Sunday competing in the Food Network’s Cupcake War, and if he wins, the victory will be sweet.The popular weekly series features four top cupcake bakers recruited from around the country. The four contestants vie for the top prize of $10,000 by competing in a series of cupcake challenges.Once a humble dessert most frequently found at classroom birthday parties and booster club bake sales, the cupcake has come into its own in recent years, achieving a level of popularity that’s been a sweet dream for bakers like John Manganiotis, a.k.a. Mr. Cupcake.Manganiotis owns four Mr. Cupcakes stores: the one inside Ricky’s Candies at 86 Broad St. in Red Bank, and three others in Clifton, Hackensack and Oradell.Mr. Cupcakes: John ManganiotisManganiotis’ grandfather owned a diner, and his father was in the restaurant business before opening a convenience store in Clifton.“We were very well liked in Clifton,” the younger Manganiotis said.He had tried college and knew it wasn’t for him. He dreamed of having his own business.He went to work for an Italian bakery, where he trained as a baker.“I’d never baked before,” he said. When the owners decided it was time to move on, Manganiotis asked them to sell him the bakery.He was 22.“I told them, ‘I have no money, but I have a dream,”’ he said during an interview with The Two River Times at Ricky’s on Tuesday.  “They took a gamble on me and I was in business.”He soon decided to move away from the traditional bakery idea and specialize in one thing: cupcakes. “I just wanted to focus on one product and make it the best,” he says now.The humble cupcake was about to have a makeover.Soon, Manganiotis was creating his own cupcake recipes, such as his French Toast cupcake that incorporates maple syrup and cinnamon into the cupcake batter.His new enterprise was attracting attention, and soon Manganiotis was doing radio and television interviews.“I opened up in September and by November I was on TV and everything. “My story got the people in the door and my amazing product kept them coming in.”His father soon joined him in the business and that allowed him to expand to other locations, Manganiotis said.Today, cupcakes are in demand for weddings, baby showers and other large events, with the Mr. Cupcakes outlet in Red Bank filling at least 5 ‘cupcake tier’ orders every weekend.And when the buyer comes back to return the tier, they usually order a few more cupcakes to take home since there are seldom any left over.Red Velvet cupcakes are most popular right now, and Mr. Cupcakes features two different versions, one that celebrates the southern red velvet tradition and another that puts a more creative spin on the red velvet idea.Other popular flavors are Cookie Jar, Carrot Cake and Peanut Butter & Jelly. “The reason why my cupcakes are different is that all the ingredients are in the batter,” says Manganiotis.As his status as a cupcake celebrity grew, he was invited to appear on season one of the “Cupcake Wars,” in a show that is frequently re-broadcast. On that episode, he admits, “I kind of got hosed.”But he was recently invited to return for a re-match.This Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food Network, four bakers will compete in three rounds of baking challenges designed to test their baking, production and time management skills.And while he knows how the competition turns out, Manganiotis isn’t saying. “Food Network has a really strict policy. There’s a $500,000 fine.”last_img read more

Sobol, McKinleyville one step closer to winning another league title

first_imgFortuna >> With three meets left in the Humboldt-Del Norte League girls golf season the question as to who will win the team and individual league titles is all but a forgone conclusion.St. Bernard’s Allison Sobol and the McKinleyville girls golf team took first place on the individual and team scoreboard, respectively, at Monday’s Humboldt-Del Norte League No. 4 meet at the Redwood Empire Golf & Country Club in Fortuna — bringing both one step closer to another H-DN league crown.“The greens …last_img read more

How to avoid a massive smart city pitfall

first_imgAs a technology executive, I’ve overseen the buildout of multiple data centers in my career. Without exception, all were designed with an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and backup power.In fact, I can’t imagine a data center of any consequence being built without these safeguards in place. No IT engineer worth his or her salt would consider it. Simply, the grid is not a sufficiently reliable foundation on which to rely for the ongoing operation of critical equipment.Recognizing that, I ask you to think about the megatrend around smart city development. The current efforts around smart cities completely fail to address and incorporate resilience as a core strategy.That is not smart.We’re deploying “smart” cities such that they will fail our citizens and service providers the minute the grid goes down, when that information and capability is of critical importance and maximum need. Earthquake, bombing, super storm, tsunami, attack, hurricane, or rioting… That’s when we need guarantees that our city infrastructure will shine and support emergency response, empower “boots on the ground” and, of course, help our citizens.When these scenarios arise, we’re in critical need of many services. Backup power. Communication network availability. Active information resources like public kiosks and intelligent lighting to direct people to safety. Data assets such as cameras and sensors to provide intelligence about local weather, the wind, water levels, flow rates, tilt, vibration, foot traffic and vehicle traffic. Systems to identify citizens in need. Security mechanisms to deter crime and damage to property.Brian Lakamp, Founder & CEO, TotemThis sort of resilience has, so far, been an afterthought in the smart city dialogue. We’ve been focused on incremental additions of new capability, without considering performance in adverse scenarios. That’s nuts.The good news is that we’re in the process of rebuilding the grid around advanced energy like solar, wind and batteries. Some, like me, refer to that new network as the “Enernet.” As we build out the Enernet with energy storage to optimize the network and integrate renewables, we also have an opportunity to address resilience of critical services.It would be a complete failure in our energy strategy if we were to overlook distributed batteries as part of the solution, and if we were to fail to deploy those assets as a resilient underpinning to smart city nodes and functionality.Governments and utilities need to take a more active role on this front. Municipalities, states and public utility commissions (PUCs) need to demand resilience for strategic services. Utilities need to enable it. Smart city certification programs like that recently announced by Bloomberg need to evolve to incorporate resilience measurement.Utilities need to embrace the futureWorth noting, the utilities shouldn’t do it only because their PUC requires it of them. Utilities who embrace the future have the opportunity to act as the backbone of the smart city, on which all other services reside. Paula-Gold Williams, CEO at CPS Energy understands the smart city opportunity.It starts with imagining a future different from the historic, centralized “power plant” architecture to one where the network acts much more dynamically, like the communications network today, supporting new capabilities and services. The utilities that figure it out first and fastest stand to be the Verizon or Comcast of the Enernet.Back to the matter at hand. To build a resilient smart city, the Enernet needs to be woven by utilities directly into the infrastructure, with deliberation. Fealty to foreseeable futures requires the Enernet be built as a resilient underpinning to modern municipal services. That is not yet happening today. And, that is not smart.The author is the Founder/CEO of Totem Power, a startup transforming the future of distributed energy and smart cities. Previously, Brian worked for media giants including Sony and most recently iHeartMedia. How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Brian Lakamp Related Posts Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Citiescenter_img How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart city#Totem Power#UPS For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…last_img read more

Alyssa Valdez calls for unity in Philippine volleyball

first_imgAlyssa Valdez of the Philippines attacks the defense of Vietnam during their women’s volleyball match in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. The Vietnamese prevailed, 26-24, 25-12, 25-23. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Alyssa Valdez wants a united Philippine volleyball.“I hope we add more players and we become open [minded]. I hope we become united,” said Valdez in Filipino. “This is the start of good relations in Philippine volleyball.”ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program The Nationals, she said, were just on the receiving end of beating from tough teams like Vietnam and Thailand.“We’re are just taking it all in,” said Valdez. “Hopefully, we gain from this.” LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Mayweather outpunches McGregor in latter rounds View comments Without pointing that out, she’s referring to the protracted cold war between the top commercial leagues in the country, the well established Premier Volleyball League and the more dynamic Philippine Superliga.“As a team we need to train together. Play together in different places in the country or abroad,” said Valdez. “Other teams spent years to win medals here.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutShe added she wants to “move forward” to the next Southeast Asian Games.The highly popular spiker, who made 17 points as the Philippines lost bronze medal to Vietnam, said she’s committed to play for the national team in more competitions in the future. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses READ: Philippines falls to Vietnam in bronze medal match“It’s not an issue. Every athlete when given the opportunity to play for the country will do so all with her heart,” said Valdez.She is batting for a Philippine team with new additions and longer preparation.In the 2019 SEA Games, to be hosted by the country, Valdez said: “There won’t be any excuses anymore. We’re playing in the home soil. We will give our 110 percent.”The Philippine team was formed just three months ago and trained in Japan before playing, and placing eighth, in the Asian Championships days before the SEA Games began.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Three stories in the news for today July 24

first_imgThree stories in the news for Monday, July 24———CONCERNS PERSIST AS B.C. WILDFIRE EVACUEES RETURNResidents of two communities evacuated due to the B.C. wildfires have been allowed to return, but officials say it’s unclear when thousands of others will be able to go home. Evacuation orders for 100 Mile House and Princeton were downgraded to alerts this weekend, allowing residents to return home. But more than 30,000 people remain displaced, and gusting winds are threatening to fan the flames again.———VERDICT DUE FOR THE B.C. MEN ACCUSED OF POLYGAMYA British Columbia judge is expected to issue her verdict today for two former religious leaders accused of polygamy. Winston Blackmore is alleged to have married 24 women in the practise of “celestial” marriage, while the trial earlier this year heard that James Oler has five wives. Both men are former bishops for a fundamentalist sect in the tiny southeastern B.C. community of Bountiful.———INFRASTRUCTURE BANK AND CROSS-BORDER RAIL?Washington state is exploring whether Canada’s new infrastructure bank could help finance a multibillion-dollar proposal for high-speed rail between Vancouver and the U.S. northwest. The Trudeau government’s soon-to-be-launched, $35-billion infrastructure bank will seek to use public funds as leverage to attract billions more in private investment for major infrastructure projects, such as bridges, transit systems and rail lines.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Federal, Ontario health ministers and Nishnawbe Aski Nation grand chief to sign charter of principles on health care for First Nations.last_img read more

Old central library location to be turned into research hub

first_imgCALGARY (660 NEWS) — It’s sat empty ever since the Calgary Public Library moved its central location to the East Village in November, but it won’t stay that way for much longer.First opened in 1963, the Castell Building will remain a place of knowledge and learning, thanks to a partnership between the University of Calgary and the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.“We’re very excited for this partnership with CMLC, between the University of Calgary and specifically the Faculty of Environmental Design,” said U of C President Dr. Elizabeth Cannon. “This space in the old library will be activated through teaching, through research and really a community hub.”It will provide a satellite location for that faculty, as they explore what cities should be like in the future.“Really provides an opportunity to look at city buildings. And really, in that context, seeing how you can design cities to be more resilient, to be more innovative and to be more connected.”READ MORE: New Calgary Public Library opensIt’s a five-year partnership that begins in January, with $200,000 being spent renovating the main floor and basement of the old building, which sits along the CTrain line next to city hall.Michael Brown is President and CEO of the CMLC and is happy to see this project fit with their revitalization plans in the downtown.“The old central library is really a space that if we let it sit vacant for too long, it’s going to turn into something that we’re not really happy with. Over the last year, we’ve started having discussions with a number of city groups, and one of the groups that came forward was an environmental design group at the University of Calgary. They saw the vision of what this building could be and what it could turn into.”But that money does not mean it will transform the building into a luxurious space — because that is not required.“It’s not going to be necessarily a neat and tidy space, this is going to be a working space, this is going to be a studio space,” said Dr. Cannon. “And that’s what you want. A lot of creativity, a lot of innovation around the futures of cities.”“They’re used to working in spaces that aren’t quite perfect yet, they can keep designing as they work their way through it,” added Brown. “So $200,000 in this kind of space I think is peanuts to attract that great a tenant.”Breaking news announcement this morning – our faculty is activating the former central library…thank you @CalgaryMLC for making this possible! https://t.co/XYKuhtuX1C #urbanrevitalization #downtown #heritagereuse #yyc #architecture pic.twitter.com/j6Q9ari1lC— Environmental Design (@UCalgaryEVDS) December 10, 2018Dr. Cannon added this fits with the university’s ‘Eyes High’ strategy, which is also related to the recent opening of a research park in the northwest.It’s expected to draw in lots more traffic into the downtown, from students and faculty, to professionals and just general members of the public, as there will be numerous events inside the building as well.“Young people, old people, it’s definitely going to bring the uber-engaged in terms of their community. We’ve used the term for many, many years, urban explorers. They want to see things like this in their core,” said Brown.last_img read more