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Usain Bolt Highway

first_img Grand Slam As for the ‘Serena Slam’ concept, that reflects the difficulty Serena Williams and all tennis players face in winning the Australian, French and US Opens and Wimbledon in one calendar year. That’s the Grand Slam. The ‘Serena Slam’ describes something that comes close. Winning all four Slams across two calendar years is a fine achievement, but it isn’t quite the same. Just as the fuss about Gatlin ended when Bolt beat him twice at the recent World Championships, the ‘Serena Slam’ idea will disappear from discussion if she wins this year’s US Open. Already in 2015, she has taken top spot in Australia, France and at Wimbledon. Regarding Bolt, his career IS the stuff of legends, but it isn’t over yet. I look forward to the races he still has ahead of him and driving to Port Antonio from Montego Bay via the Usain Bolt Highway. – Hubert Lawrence prepared this column with an Olympia typewriter and delivered it via fax machine. One of my favourite people describes me as a recalcitrant. The description fits because of my resistance, in some areas, to change. Now you know, you’ll understand why I’m slow to embrace concepts like ‘the living legend’ and the ‘Serena Slam’. True to my nature, I think we should wait until the incomparable Usain Bolt retires before we start naming parks and erecting statues in his name. For the recalcitrant in me, it’s like sending him out to pasture before time. When the right time does come, a Bolt likeness would go beautifully in the statue garden at the National Stadium. It would fit right in with the existing statues of the Helsinki Quartet, Herb McKenley, Don Quarrie and Merlene Ottey. For all we know, that could probably be a stop on a new sports-flavoured JUTC Kingston bus tour. Statue not enough When the time comes, a single statue probably won’t be enough of a tribute to a man whose achievements have outstripped everyone else’s. He’s been so good that you can number all the men who have beaten him since 2008 on one hand. In case, you’ve forgotten, that elite group only includes Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, Yohan Blake and Justin Gatlin. His five world records, with four in major championship finals, seven individual World Championship titles and back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles deserve more. There are schools named after Ottey and Quarrie. Courtney Walsh Drive takes us to Melbourne and Arthur Wint Drive leads us to the National Stadium. Our sporting heroes have opened our eyes to our potential and Bolt towers over them all. When the time comes to pay lasting tribute to the tall man, the nation will have to think big. Here’s big. When Bolt hangs up his spikes, let’s rename the North Coast Highway in his honour. It passes nearby his Trelawny home town and runs the length of the island. That should do nicely.last_img read more

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Ruimveldt man jailed for gun, ammo

first_imgA South Ruimveldt man was on Friday sentenced to four years in jail after he was found guilty of two counts of illegal gun and ammunition charges when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court before City Magistrate Judy Latchman.Nabadaninge Gobin, 33, of Lot 149 Aubrey Barker Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was charged for the illegal possession of a 9mm Gluck pistol and for having 13 rounds of live ammunition in his possession.Magistrate Latchman in her bid to use Goblin’s case an example, told the court that her ruling is based on the seriousness of the offence committed which is a direct result of the rampant spike in gun crimes nationwide.Gobin, who is a repeat offender, was also fined 0,000.last_img read more

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Atlantic Gardens resident is Guyana’s newest lawyer

first_img…aims to focus on corporate, environmental lawsAfter graduating with honours from the Hugh Wooding Law School this year, 25-year-old Meenakshi Arti Outar is one of the country’s newest lawyers, as she was admitted to practice law in Guyana, at the Demerara High Court on Monday.Newest Attorney-at-Law Meenakshi Arti Outar (centre) shares a photo with Justice Diane Insanally (left) and Attorney-at-Law Pratesh Satram (right) after Outar’s admittance to the BarOutar’s petition was presented by Attorney-at-Law Pratesh Satram in the courtroom of High Court Judge, Justice Diane Insanally.During the brief proceedings, Outar was advised to always seek guidance from stalwarts in the profession while always keeping abreast with and upholding the laws of Guyana, in order to have a striving career.During a brief interview with Guyana Times, an enthusiastic Outar expounded that her present achievement was a life-long dream. The young woman who hails from Atlantic Gardens, East Coast Demerara (ECD) highlighted that she has a deep interest in both company and environmental law especially since there is a lack of attention to such specifics, but with such interest, Outar seeks to journey towards becoming one of Guyana’s top lawyers.“So becoming a lawyer has always been something that I dreamed of as a little child; at 16 I didn’t feel like that I was ready to embark on this legal journey so I pursued a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies; while pursuing that degree I developed a passion for the environment and I saw that Guyana especially and the Caribbean Region, we lacked great development in environmental policies. So I wish to pursue a career path along that line, my passion is with company law and environmental law,” she explained.Outar noted that the journey through law school was challenging, and she was proud to have overcome every obstacle.“This journey has been very challenging – the many sleepless nights, the moments where I felt like I could not have done it, but with the constant support of my friends, and my family I made it and I’m here today. It hasn’t really registered as yet that I’m an Attorney-at-Law, but I feel happy and proud of myself to have completed this journey.”last_img read more

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Religious Events Calendar

first_imgActor-singer Bill Hayes will perform, 2 p.m. today, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Admission: $20; $15 for seniors and students. Call (818) 753-3353. Choir concert, presented by Valley Interfaith Council, 7 p.m. today at Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Admission: $15; $10 for seniors and students. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3007. James Twyman will perform as part of the nationwide observance of “A Season for Non-Violence”, 7p.m. today, Spiritworks Center, 260 N. Pass Ave., Burbank. Admission: $15. Call (818) 848-4158. “Purimfest,” billed as the world’s largest Purim carnival, presented by Temple Beth Ami in Newhall, 10a.m.-6p.m. Sunday, Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Event includes concerts by the Schneiderman Sisters from OyBaby and kosher-food vendors. Magic Mountain admission. Call (661) 255-4100. Classical guitarist Alexander Sack will perform, 2p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Admission: $15, $10 for seniors and students. Call (818) 894-9251. Jazz vocalist Lila Ammons and pianist Carl “Sonny” Leyland will perform, 4-5:30p.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 345-2057. Ash Wednesday services, 7a.m., noon and 7p.m. Wednesday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Call (818) 785-4251. Ash Wednesday services, noon and 7:30p.m. Wednesday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193. Ash Wednesday service, 6:30p.m. Wednesday, Faith Presbyterian Church, 5000 Colfax Ave., Valley Village. Call (818) 766-8103. Ash Wednesday service, 7p.m. Wednesday, Our Savior’s First Lutheran Church, 16603 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 368-0892. Ash Wednesday service, 7p.m. Wednesday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653. “The Secret” will be screened, 8p.m. Wednesday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, office at 21032 Devonshire St., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Club will meet, 7:45p.m. Friday, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale Betsy and Paul Cheves, “The Crossword Coaches,” will present “Entertain Your Brain.” Potluck dinner, 7p.m.; reservations required by Wednesday. Call (818) 240-3860 or (818) 243-2740. Les Dames de Saint Louis annual luncheon, to benefit the Sisters of St. Louis Retirement Fund, 11a.m. Feb. 25 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Tickets: $70. Reservations requested by Wednesday. Call (818) 703-5091. Conejo Jewish Academy lectures: “Faith and Suffering: Where is God When it Hurts?” will be discussed by Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, 8p.m. Wednesday. Admission: $5. “We, The Living – A Survivor of a Suicide Bombing Speaks” will be presented by Tzippy Cohen, 8p.m. Feb. 26. Admission: $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Reservations requested for both lectures. Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Call (818) 991-0991. Purim workshop for women, 8p.m. Feb. 27, Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St. Fee: $5. Reservations required by Friday. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.jewishacademy.com. “The Prophets,” a symposium presented by the Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, a panel discussion about historical and modern-day prophets, 3-5p.m. March 4. Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, 505 N. Rodeo Drive. Dinner, 5:30p.m. and concert, 7-9p.m. Fee: $50, includes kosher dairy dinner. Reservations required by Friday. Call (818) 623-1000. “Bush-Senate Immigration Policy: What it Means for America and America’s Jews” will be discussed by guest speaker Stephen Steinlight, following the Shabbat service, 7:30p.m. Friday, Temple B’nai Hayim, 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 788-4664. Black History Mass, an annual service sponsored by the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization, 5p.m. Feb. 24, Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. Call (323) 777-2106 or see www.AACCFE.com. “Be the Flame, Not the Moth” will be the topic presented by the Women’s Empowerment Group, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “Belittling Our Souls” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave. Call (818) 249-4396. “Conversion/Transformation” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paula A. Ferris, 9and 11a.m. Sunday, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd. Call (818) 886-1555. “Get More God with Prayer” will be the message delivered by guest speaker Karen Morse, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Let’s Get Physical” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday when the Center for Highly Effective Living – Church of Religious Science meets at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Beacon of Love” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday when the Center of Spiritual Awareness meets at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Meditation at 10a.m. Call (818) 713-3636. “Blessed Are The Meek,” second in a sermon series on the Beatitudes, will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “Overcoming Adversity” will be the message delivered by licensed marriage and family therapist and syndicated columnist Barton Goldsmith, 10a.m. Sunday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Goldsmith will lead a workshop, “Emotional Fitness: Relationships That Work,” 12:30-2:30p.m. Admission to workshop: $35. Call (805) 495-0105. “My Passion: Morals, Marriage and Family” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Bell, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Gideon – The Struggling Hero” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5p.m. Sunday. Call (818) 884-6480. “Toward a Language of Reverence” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Anne Felton Hines, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. “Read the Bible Without Your Shades” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail holly.andres@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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FINN HARPS TO HONOUR ONE OF CLUB’S LEGENDS

first_imgNational Schools across Donegal are to play for the “Fran Fields Trophy”.Finn Harps are delighted to announce that the legacy of co-founder will now be brought to a new generation at the forthcoming 2012 Finn Harps/Donegal Creameries Schools tournament.From 2012 onwards, winning teams at the competition will be presented with the newly designed Fran Fields Trophy. This year’s event will include both male and female teams, selected by the 28 participating Donegal national schools, and will take place at Finn Park over the 6th, 7th and 8th of JuneFran Fields was the Finn Harps chairman who was instrumental in bringing senior football to Donegal in 1969. Fran’s determination to bring sporting success to Donegal was legendary.There were many, both within and outside the county, who doubted that a Donegal side could survive in the League of Ireland. Against all the odds, Fran and Finn Harps scaled the heights, and brought cup glory and European football to the North West.Fran was held in huge esteem by the football world and his stature in the game was recognised when he became president of the FAI. On his recent visit to Donegal the current CEO of the FAI John Delaney paid tribute to Fran’s huge contribution to football, describing him as a “great football man, a great Finn Harps man, but also a great servant to the FAI and Irish Football”Finn Harps in the Community Officer John Campbell says “Following the huge success of last year’s national schools competition, everyone is really looking forward to this year’s event.“I am delighted that Fran’s wife June and family has accepted our request to acknowledge Fran’s legacy to the football family. He was not only a very influential figure in Donegal football, but was also highly respected at national and international level.“I think he would be delighted to see the next generation of footballers developing their talent at Finn Park so it is fitting that the new trophies will be named after him.”With 1,655,000 page views last month, get your story seen on Donegal Daily. Send your stories and pictures to info@donegaldaily.comFollow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyFINN HARPS TO HONOUR ONE OF CLUB’S LEGENDS was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsFran Fieldslast_img read more

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MIXED FORTUNES FOR KILLYBEGS STAR COLEMAN

first_imgIt has been a night of mixed fortunes for Donegal soccer star Seamus Coleman.SEAMUS COLEMANThe Killybegs player has been short-listed in the FAI Young Player of the Year Award.But on the pitch, Coleman has been given a scare. The former Sligo Rovers player was forced to limp off for Everton in their game Premiership game against Southampton last night.It is still unclear as to the extent of his injury.MIXED FORTUNES FOR KILLYBEGS STAR COLEMAN was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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INISHOWEN SINN FÉIN TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF REAMONN MAC LOCHLAINN

first_imgInishowen Sinn Féin chairperson Daithí McGonigal has announced details of an upcoming event to mark the 30th anniversary of Buncrana republican, Reamonn Mac Lochlainn.The event will take place at 3pm this Sunday 27th September in the Lake of Shadows Hotel, Buncrana.Outlining details of the event Mr McGonigal said: “Reamonn Mac Lochlainn was an extremely committed Irish republican, and we will proudly remember his contribution to the struggle for Irish freedom. “Reamonn, who was the father of our local TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and an uncle of former Town Councillor Ciarán McLaughlin, suffered greatly as a result of his participation in the republican struggle. He was incarcerated in English jails for nine years; often in solitary confinement. In acknowledgement of this, extracts from his prison diary will be read out on the day.“Also, the event will be addressed by Gerry Mac Lochlainn who was imprisoned with Reamonn in England, while the main speaker at the event will be Sinn Féin MEP, and former political prisoner, Martina Anderson. We will also enjoy some music throughout.“I would invite all of Reamonn’s family and friends to join us on Sunday, as republicans from Buncrana, Inishowen and further afield will pay tribute to a man who gave so much for his country.“This will be a time for remembering Reamonn and for recommitting ourselves to the ideals to which he dedicated his life. It promises to be a fitting tribute and all are welcome.”  INISHOWEN SINN FÉIN TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF REAMONN MAC LOCHLAINN was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranacommemorationdonegalInishowenReamonn Mac Lochlainnlast_img read more

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Watch: Up-and-coming artist Brodie Enfield releases music video for ‘What is Your Story?’

first_imgUp-and-coming Letterkenny artist Brodie Enfield has released the official music video for his single ‘What is Your Story?’Starring 17-year-old Kai McHugh from Letterkenny and Kate Gallagher from Burtonport, the music video was officially released this week.The song was produced by Purple Gorilla, with the music video being created by Ciaran McCann and Shaun Doogan of Re-Act Productions. Watch this space!Watch: Up-and-coming artist Brodie Enfield releases music video for ‘What is Your Story?’ was last modified: January 14th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:brodie enfieldlistenMUSICwatchwhat is your storylast_img read more

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Sponsor Post: The Coming Revolution in Mobile App Development

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.Thousands of devices, hundreds of service providers, and dozens of app stores mean that developers must place bets on devices, telcos, and service functionalities. This fragmentation creates risk for developers and cripples innovation across the industry in several ways.Complexity: Because they can’t easily develop across devices and telcos, developers today are resigned to the path of least resistance – even when it means leaving money on the table. They opt to program for platforms that give them the most reach and best chance for success, leaving other potentially attractive channels and customers untapped due to a lack of resources.Lack of Bandwidth and Network Investment: Popular, bandwidth-hungry applications – which often run “over the top” using the carrier’s data connection – can overwhelm a network. Service providers, wary of simply providing “dumb pipe” may resist investing in the additional bandwidth needed to support these applications appropriately.Out of Pocket Expense: Most applications, even for the iPhone, fail to achieve large-scale success. Starved for revenue, developers do not want to pay up-front fees for the usage of network functionalities in their applications. As a result, they look for ways to go over the top of a service provider’s network to control costs. For example, rather than use the more refined and costly capabilities of a network’s geo-fencing capability, a mobile ad developer may instead opt for the device-based workaround to reduce expense. This hurts service provider revenue and results in a less capable application.Network Security Fears: Service providers set a high price for accessing network APIs because they have built their business and reputation on reliability and security. This is part of the reason telco APIs are so arcane and that they are only understood by telecom IT managers. As a result, service providers don’t understand what motivates third-party developers, nor do they have the resources and knowledge to properly cultivate and manage a developer ecosystem.Individual App Store Requirements: More than 80 app stores already exist, and the number is rapidly growing. Each imposes its own certification process and requirements. And then of course even if the processes were the same for each one, there is the challenge for developers to manage all of the metadata associated with each version or update across each of the stores.Unrealized Revenue: The barriers created by fragmentation stifle application development by hampering creativity and limit the ability of developers to realize the financial potential of their work. This deprives end users of the best that the Web and telco worlds have to offer. It’s an unsustainable and unstable industry business model, and it must change.There is a CureTelcos have recognized these problems, and are responding with a cohesive and inclusive strategy that will revolutionize the development and distribution of mobile applications. Turning the telco network into the primary application development platform is the key to this plan. As a single, scalable IP network, it is ideal for collaborating, delivering and managing telco, enterprise and third party applications regardless of access mode and device. It also provides the must haves you’d expected from a robust applications platform: bandwidth scaling, QoS and traffic optimizers, automation, billing and payment, and so on.Using telco development tools and APIs eliminates many of the barriers that have kept service providers and developers apart, enabling application innovation to flourish in an open, mutually beneficial business model. Telco networks are ideal for collaborating, delivering and managing telco, enterprise and third-party applications, regardless of access mode and device.By making the telco network their primary application development platform, developers gain immediate relief from oppressive fragmentation, improving their odds of application success. For instance, developers no longer have to program services to access capabilities such as SMS, MMS or presence on multiple devices. Instead, they can write the functionality once and let the telco network manage optimal performance on consumer devices.Telco networks offer developers unique advantages as an application platform. The next generation of applications will be highly personalized and interactive. They will seamlessly blend voice, data, video and multimedia across all devices and networks, including television, broadband Internet and mobile. Powerful new networks provide the means to do this, and developers can still differentiate their applications.Developers can grab developer-friendly API bundles – accessed using SOAP and REST – that expose unique telco and enterprise capabilities. Rather than investing the time to search and locate APIs for a new social gaming application idea and negotiating the terms of their usage, developers can simply grab a social gaming API bundle – including providing SMS, advertising, virtual goods and location services, for example – at a single location.Access to these API bundles is provided in a bold new revenue sharing business model that properly aligns incentives for developers, service providers and third party API providers. Everyone wins.Speeds Up Delivery, Accelerates MonetizationThis aggregation model also alleviates fragmentation by enabling developers to automatically share their applications across multiple service providers. This speeds up the delivery of exciting new services, and accelerates monetization. A dashboard tool even provides personalized, detailed real-time business data on applications and their adoption and use by subscribers across a wide array of major apps stores.This new approach will make it easy for developers to bring their applications to market. They will have a single place to upload their application, manage certification and updates, and distribute across multiple stores. In addition, a wholesale service will give apps store managers the ability to browse and select from a pre-certified inventory of developer applications. This gives developers greater reach and app stores more apps.By transforming the telco network into an application development platform that addresses all of the developer’s business requirements – building, testing, management and distribution – the new paradigm for mobile application development is bringing service providers and developers together in new and mutually beneficial ways.The future is mobile, and telcos have realized that their success and your success are intertwined. If you have stayed out of mobile application development because it looked too convoluted a market to traverse, it is time to take another look.Photo by Gonzalo Baeza Hernández Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#Sponsors#web rww sponsor 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Canada Sees Rise in Passivhaus Multifamilies

first_imgPassive multifamily projects are still unusualKaren’s Place was built to meet requirements of the German Passivhaus Institut. The C$9.1 million project is only one of five multifamily buildings in Canada on PHI’s list of certified projects. (Construction details can be found here.) Builders also can seek certification through the Passive House Institute U.S., and while more than 50 multifamily projects are listed on the PHIUS website, only a handful of them are located in Canada. (They include the Rideau Residences, also in Ottawa, certified in 2012.)But that certainly appears to be changing. After Salus won an innovation award for Karen’s Place last year, other affordable housing developers took their cue. Indwell is planning two 50-unit apartment buildings in Hamilton, Ontario, a port city on the western end of Lake Ontario, for people with disabilities. Indwell has started two other projects in southwestern Ontario.Graham Cubitt, Indwell’s director of projects and development, told CBC News the two Hamilton projects took a year to design, three or four times as long as a more conventional apartment building would have. Construction costs were about 5% higher. But as designers and builders grow more familiar with Passivhaus requirements, Cubitt said, prices should come down, “so that adopting this won’t be impossible for either the affordable sector or the market sector.”In Vancouver, developers submitted proposals last fall for two towers of Passive House apartments, 43 and 48 stories tall. If approved by the city and built as planned, they would become the world’s tallest Passive House structures when they open in 2022. Reduced energy demands coupled with a national effort to reduce carbon emissions are making affordable housing projects built to the Passivhaus standard more attractive in Canada.Karen’s Place, a 42-unit project in Ottawa, became the country’s first Passivhaus apartment building when it was completed last year, according to an article posted by CBC News. A handful of additional projects are now in the planning stage.The four-story building, also known as Salus Clementine, is home to tenants suffering from severe mental illness, half of whom had no place to live before the project was finished. Although building to the Passivhaus standard is more expensive than building an apartment house that minimally complies with building codes, the $30-a-year heating bills help building managers meet strict rent limits imposed by the provincial government.Tenants on a disability pension pay $498 per month (including utilities) for the studio apartments, a limit that hasn’t changed in years. The non-profit developer, Ottawa Salus Corporation, found that Passivhaus building helped it save on operating costs. RELATED ARTICLES Number of U.S. projects growingIn the U.S., Passive House multifamily buildings include the 57-unit Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Oregon, the 45-unit Bayside Anchor in Portland, Maine, and the 48-unit Brewer Passive House in Brewer, Maine. A huge Passive House project in Kansas City called Second and Delaware was to have included 276 housing units, but the $62 million project has been stalled by legal problems, according to an article posted at The Kansas City Star. It’s not clear how that will be sorted out.“The affordable sector has driven great growth here in the United States for the past few years,” Michael Knezovich, chairman of the PHIUS Industry Advisory Council, said in an email. “PHIUS was on the front end of that, and in fact, helped get passive building on the map for financing purposes.”Knezovich said Pennsylvania was the first state in the country to give Passive House projects extra points when awarding money to developers. “Other entities have followed suit,” he added. “And Enterprise Green Communities, from which many state housing financing agencies take their cues, similarly instituted recognition of Passive projects.”More than a third of the 50-plus multifamily projects listed as “certified” or “pre-certified” in the PHIUS data directory of projects are located in Pennsylvania.With help from the MacArthur Foundation, PHIUS developed a guide for designers, architects, and builders who are tackling affordable or market-rate multifamily projects.PHIUS says it has certified 19 multifamily projects to date with another 32 “pre-certified,” or in development. There are 60 other projects that have been submitted for review and are in the design phase. The certified projects include a total of 286 units of housing covering 249,901 square feet. Pre-certified projects include 900 units for a total of 774,032 square feet. This post was updated on Jan. 3 with new information from PHIUS. “Building green is a natural fit for the affordable housing sector, just out of sheer necessity,” Salus Executive Director Lisa Ker told CBC News.The other factor making the building standard attractive is a Canadian national effort to reduce carbon emissions under terms of the 2015 Paris Accord. While the U.S. has walked away from the pact, Canada has pledged to reduce carbon emissions 30% below 2005 levels, so developers like Indwell, a Christian charity now building two Passivhaus apartment houses, have decided to make carbon reductions a part of the bidding process for new public housing projects. 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