SAN JOSE, Antique – The conduct ofdrug testing among employees in business establishments here with at least 10workers will soon be mandatory, town Mayor Elmer Untaran said. He added the move forms part ofdeclaring an establishment as a drug-free workplace, citing the measureprotects business owners, too. Untaran added the Sangguniang Bayanconsidered crafting an ordinance highlighting drug test as one of therequirements in the renewal and application of a Mayor’s permit amongcommercial institutions. “No drug testing, no issuance ofMayor’s permit,” Untaran said. Untaran said there were no drugapprehensions and buy-bust operations in the province’s capital town from Dec.2019 to January this year. “If you have observed, the town of SanJose is peaceful especially during night time,” he added.(With a report from PIA/PN)
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been banned from driving for six months after failing to respond to police letters about speeding.Tevez, 28, denies he was driving when his car was clocked speeding.He said he did not recognise letters about the offences were from police as he did not recognise the word “constabulary”.The Argentinian admitted two offences of failing to give police information at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.He was also ordered to pay fines and costs of £1,540.The striker, who did not attend the hearing in person, admitted not having a proper UK driving licence but said he was not driving when his car was caught speeding. In September 2011 he was fined £60 and received three penalty points on his licence after admitting speeding in his Bentley.Oldham Magistrates’ Court heard he was caught driving at 38mph in a 30mph zone in Stretford.At an earlier hearing Tevez had been charged with failing to respond to the penalty notice, which he claimed he had not seen, but the charge was dropped after he admitted the offence.
ASBURY PARKThe fury of Super Storm Sandy wrecked communities, destroyed countless homes and displaced thousands of people leaving them without essentials: food, water, baby supplies, warm clothes, and more.Christine Zilinski and her team at Salon Concrete are inviting all salons and stylists, wherever you are, to participate in the massive “Scissors for Sandy” cut-a-thon to provide relief to the thousands of individuals and devastated families!The Scissors for Sandy event will held from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the ballroom at the Berkeley Hotel in Asbury Park. Hairdressers will unite to offer haircuts for a minimum $40 donation.All proceeds will benefit New Jersey Hometown Heroes, an organization that supports communities during times of crisis, and their Restore the Shore initiative, and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in New York City.The organizers are asking salons across the country to make it a nationwide effort.Those who are interested in participating are asked to contact organizer at: [email protected] scissorsforsandy; www.scissorsforsandy.com; [email protected] or [email protected] salonconcrete.com. LITTLE SILVERThe Little Silver Senior’s December meeting will be held at noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the clubhouse on Church Street.The holiday season will be celebrated with an Italian buffet luncheon followed by a performance of the Monmouth Regional Dancers.The cost is $10 for members and $12 for guests.Additional information is available by Annemarie Schweitzer at 732-542-7257 or publicity chair Rene O’Neil at 732-842-0805. RED BANKPilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank is hosting its annual “Community Go Red Service“ at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9.The “Go Red” service highlights health and wellness issue’s that affect the community, including presentations on the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on our society.Hypertension screening and health-related discussions will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall.The community is invited to wear the color red (ties, hats, coats, pins, etc.) in support of health awareness. All are welcome.Additional information is available by calling 732-747-2348 RUMSONCladdagh na nGael is hosting a Christmas social/fundraiser to benefit Sandy victims from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 16, at Molly Maguires Blackpoint Inn, 132 East River Road.The event will be an afternoon of Irish music and family entertainment. More than 20 musicians are looking to participate. It will be an open session and children and student musicians are welcome.New unwrapped toys will be collected for distribution to children whose families were hit hard by Super Storm Sandy. The toys will be donated to Project Paul, which operates the largest food pantry in Monmouth County with distribution to approximately 1,600 individuals a week.Donations for the organization will also be accepted. Checks should be made payable to Project Paul.Those who can’t afford a toy or monetary donation are invited to bring their families and listen to the good music.Information about Project Paul is available at www.projpaul.org.
Mladen Petric scored on his Fulham debut after Damien Duff put the home side ahead.Duff slotted home John Arne Riise’s through-ball on 26 minutes before Croatian international Petric’s header crossed the line on the stroke of half-time.Martin Jol also handed a debut to defender Sascha Riethe, with Hugo Rodellega on the bench.Bryan Ruiz joined Petric up front in place of Clint Dempsey, who was left out after Jol admitted yesterday the striker wishes to leave Craven Cottage this summer.See also:The Fulham v Norwich City quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Adobe’s latest update introduces 3D printing to Photoshop CC.Adobe is embracing the future with their latest update to Adobe Photoshop CC. They’ve announced that users will now be able to print in 3D straight from Adobe Photoshop CC. Photoshop 3D printing will be compatible with most desktop 3D printers including MakerBot Replicator and 3D Systems Cube.Users can now upload and print on a variety of surfaces including brass, bronze, sterling silver, full color sandstone, plastic, ceramics and much more. Adobe has also announced a partnership with Shapeway, an online custom 3D printing and shopping store. With the update users can now send orders to Shapeway straight from Photoshop.Peter Weijmarshausen CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeway stated that this partnership will make it “easy for designers and creatives to turn ideas into reality”. Adobe has also made it possible for users to upload 3D designs to Adobe’s creative inspiration platform, Behance.The update is available for immediate download for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers. If you are not subscribed to the Creative Cloud, memberships start at 9.99 a month with a one year subscription. Adobe also offers special rates for students and teachers.The update is likely to be a catalyst for the normalization of 3D printers. Our condolences go out to all the whittlers of the world.
Why are so many major blockbuster films shooting in Australia? Incentives. Giant cash-back incentives.Cover Image via Shakespeare MediaWith blockbuster films now having absolutely insane budgets, many states and countries are trying to get in on the business. With all the success New Zealand has had over the past decade, Australia is now making moves to lure big studio productions in a big way. Where New Zealand landed all of James Cameron‘s Avatar sequels, Australia is now making huge deals with major companies like Disney – luring multiple large franchises.Production in AustraliaThe Australian Government created the Australian Screen Production Incentive as a means to bring all stages of film production to Australia. The main target is feature films over 60 minutes in length. This includes live action, documentary, and animated films. There are also incentives for television production as well. Originally, films could get up to a 16.5% tax rebate for any foreign production company. In 2011, Australia moved to compete with New Zealand (particularly the power house WETA Digital became) by increasing tax incentives to 30% back for post production, digital, and visual effects (PDV). This helped them secure several animated sequences for Warner Bros. The Lego Movie. At the same time, the government announced a $230 million national arts policy called Creative Australia. The fund was created after Australia secured production for Twentieth Century Fox‘s production of X-Men franchise film The Wolverine. The new Creative Australia fund was used to begin negotiations with Disney, in hopes to secure 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo.The Disney film failed to meet deadlines and has since remained “in development.” However, Disney seemed determined to shoot in Australia for the incentives. They renegotiated the deal to shoot Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth Pirates film received the $19 million tax incentive, which was less than Disney was seeking.Disney was considering filming in Mexico, where the water tank used in Titanic was located. This meant that regional agencies in Australia would have to help make up the difference. Queensland stepped in, securing production work at the water tanks at Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.Now Australia has announced new incentives, offering up to a staggering 40% Producer Offset on feature films. Apparently Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and Disney were pleased with their deals, and are excited about the new incentives. All studios have returned to Australia for multiple productions.Current Australian productions include X-Men: Apocalypse and Alien for 20th Century Fox, Thor: Ragnarok for Disney and Marvel, as well as The Lego Movie Sequel and Lego Batman for Warner Bros.Australian Production IncentivesThe new Australia tax incentives provides a 40% Producer Offset for Feature Films, 30% PDV Offset, 20% Producer Offset for Television, and a 16.5% Location Offset. Compare that to popular places in the US, like Georgia – whose tax incentives max out at 30%.There is no cap or sunset clause on the incentives, and they are a cash rebate paid to the producer. The Australian incentives can be combined with state, territory, and local government incentives as well.The Location Offset requires the film to be shot in Australia, and the Television Offset may require at least two episodes must be shot. However the PDV Offset is available for worldwide productions, as long as a significant portion of post-production work is done in Australia.The Producer Offset offers 40% for theatrically released feature films. This includes documentary, animation and IMAX films. Films must meet minimum format lengths and requirements for broadcast and/or distribution. The must also demonstrate Significant Australian Content, which examines the subject matter, locations, nationalities of key personnel, and production expenditure.Applicants for an offset must be an Australian company, or a non-resident company with a permanent establishment in Australia. For eligibility and terms, visit both Aus Film and Screen Australia.
Pulisic knows he must prove himself to Chelsea manager Lampardby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Pulisic says he has to prove himself to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard. The 21-year-old, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the summer, has been used sporadically by the Blues boss this season. And the American knows reputation alone won’t convince Lampard to give him playing time.Speaking to the Players’ Tribune, the winger said “If you can play, you can play and that’s why Dortmund was amazing for me, the coach always trusted me. But you’ve got to prove yourself maybe that extra mile.”I have to prove myself no matter what age I am.”I don’t feel like I’m some wonder boy anymore, I’ve been around and I think I’ve earned that respect at least and I’m in a new chapter and I’m going to prove myself.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Ketchikan officials want to remove part of an underwater rock to expand the waterway’s safe navigable area for cruise ships docking at the city.The Army Corps of Engineers issued a public notice Monday on the city’s application to reduce the rock’s height, the Ketchikan Daily News reported .The application calls for 25 to 50 blasts over a period of up to 50 days to remove about 15 vertical feet (4.5 metres) of rock in an area smaller than an acre (0.4 hectares).The city plans to conduct the blasting between November 2019 and March 2020 to “avoid and minimize impacts to both the city’s existing summer cruise season and the environment,” according to the notice.The rock pinnacle is situated about 1,000 feet (305 metres) west of the city’s second berth. The rock is about 320 feet (98 metres) long and about 150 feet (46 metres) at its widest point. It limits vessel navigation to the city’s first three berths during low tide and high wind conditions, the notice states.Reducing the pinnacle’s height to “will provide a more reliable ingress and egress for ships over a much wider range of wind and water level conditions and is important to improving conditions contributing to a safe, accessible and commercially viable existing navigation facility,” the notice states.An experienced contractor would conduct only one blast per day with the maximum weight of explosives set at 75 pounds (34 kilograms). The blasted rock would be dredged and hauled away, according to the document.The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comment on the application through Dec. 26.“The decision whether to issue a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impacts, including cumulative impacts of the proposed activity and its intended use on the public interest,” the Corps said in the notice.___Information from: Ketchikan (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.ketchikandailynews.comThe Associated Press
New Delhi: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar alleged in the Supreme Court that CBI targeted him in the Saradha Chit fund case due to “mala fide intent” and “conflict of interest” of former interim CBI director M Nageshwara Rao as his family members were under the scanner post-demonetisation.Kumar alleged that post demonetisation in November 2016, investigation was initiated into some shell companies that prima facie were involved in receiving massive deposits and an FIR was registered. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDuring the probe of shell companies, the role of one firm Agela Mercantiles Pvt Ltd came under the scanner for collecting money from public unauthorisedly, he said, alleging that during a further investigation of the case names of wife and daughter of Rao have come to light and the matter is being further probed. “The mala fide intent of the petitioner/CBI herein especially in light of the fact that February 3, 2019, a Sunday, was the last day in office of the interim CBI Director, is writ large on account of the conflict of interest, in the instant matter,” Kumar said in his 89-page affidavit.
Talcher: Five people, including a woman and two girls, were killed when a wild elephant strayed into human habitation in different villages of Angul district, officials said Friday.The tusker entered Sandha village near here from a forest late on Thursday night and trampled to death three members of a family, who were sleeping in the verandah of their house. A man and his two-year-old daughter were among those killed in the first incident. The family was staying in Sandha village since the man was working in a brick kiln in the locality. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe jumbo also killed a woman in the same village while she was asleep in the verandah of her house. The tusker then proceeded to Santhapada village where it crushed to death a 70-year-old man, the official said. Angry over the incidents, residents of the two villages staged a road blockade on Friday morning demanding adequate compensation to the family of the deceased. The blockade was lifted after financial assistance was provided to the families of the deceased. Steps were being taken for payment of ex-gratia as per rules, he said. Efforts were on to drive the wild elephant into the forest, a forest official said.