Habitat For Humanity LA To Honor Magic Johnson

first_imgHabitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Builders Ball.Habitat LA will honor its construction and real estate counterparts for their shared commitment to building a greater Los Angeles. Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be recognized for the transformative impact he has made on the landscape of Los Angeles through his work with Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Guggenheim Partners. Other confirmed honorees include Bank of America, Bernards, and Gary and Sarah Siegel Magness.The LA Builders Ball will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from 6pm-9pm. Sponsorships are available now here.Los Angeles is one of the least affordable cities for housing in the U.S. resulting in too many hardworking, low-income Angelenos living in unhealthy, substandard housing. Habitat LA is partnering with families and individuals to help them purchase homes with affordable mortgages. Over the past six years, Habitat LA has invested more than $100 million into neighborhoods across greater Los Angeles to improve housing stock, increase the local tax base and provide a stable environment for children, which research indicates leads to higher academic achievement.“It is an honor to be recognized by Habitat LA, an organization that is doing great work addressing a critical need in Los Angeles,” says Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. “Habitat LA is building stronger communities and hope for a brighter future.”“With the support of sponsors, volunteers and our homeowners we have helped nearly 4,000 Angelenos improve their lives through affordable housing over the past 25 years,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “We believe the time is right to build on this momentum by joining forces with like-minded partners such as Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Bank of America, Bernards and The Gary D. Magness Foundation to make an even greater impact over the next five years.”Over the next five years Habitat LA plans to invest an additional $100 million to build, rehabilitate and repair hundreds of more homes for families, children, veterans and people with disabilities. Proceeds from the LA Builders Ball will support an exciting vision to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in order to create better educational opportunities for children and help break the cycle of poverty.Find out more herelast_img read more

Request for adjournment denied at SIPT LisaRaye coming soon

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#lisaraey, #SIPTtrials, #tauwhare Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – October 16, 2017 – When the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team trial resumed this past week, there was an application to see the trial, adjourned. Jerome Lynch, QC and attorney for McAllister Hanchell explained that hurricane Irma caused damages to some of the defendants homes, including his own client, and with the communications breakdown, there had been limited opportunity for clients and attorneys to confer on the financial documents submitted by the prosecution just before the storm hit. The request for adjournment was denied by the judge and the trial continues. It is expected that soon to appear at the special trial to present evidence are ex-wife of former Premier Michael Misick, LisaRaye McCoy and former Governor, Richard Tauwhare. The crown’s case, which was due to be completed in November will now wrap up until later. You can read more on the costly trial in this week’s TCWN. Mike denied access to own money, said he is in ‘difficult’ times, will appeal CJs decisionlast_img read more

PM reaches Canada

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday reached Canada on a four-day official visit to attend the outreach session of the G7 Summit, reports BSS.The prime minister is joining the outreach session of the G7 Summit at the invitation of her Canadian counterpart Justine Trudeau.An Emirates flight carrying the premier and her entourage members landedat Pearson International Airport in Toronto at 9:30am local time (7:30pmBangladesh time).Bangladesh consul general in Toronto Nayeem Uddin Ahmed and director of international relations of Canada and deputy chief of protocol, Ontario province Jonathan Sauve received the prime minister at the airport.After a two-hour stopover in Toronto, the premier will fly to provincialcity Quebec, the venue of the outreach session of G7 Summit.Bangladesh high commissioner to Canada Mizanur Rahman and federal andprovincial dignitaries of Canada will receive the prime minister at Jean Lesage International Airport upon her arrival in Quebec.Earlier on her way to Toronto, the prime minister made a five-hour stopoverin Dubai.In the evening today, Sheikh Hasina will join a dinner to be hosted by governor general of Canada in honour of heads of state and government taking part in the G7 Summit and outreach programme.The prime minister will join G7 Outreach Leaders Programme at Le Manoir Richelieu Hotel on Saturday.She will hold a meeting with Justine Trudeau on Sunday morning at her place of residence at Hotel Chateau Frontenac.From Quebec, Sheikh Hasina will return to Toronto on Sunday and exchange views with expatriate Bangladeshis at Hotel Metro in the evening.On Monday, she will hold a meeting with special envoy of Canada on Myanmar Bob Rae at her hotel The Ritz Carlton where she will be staying.The premier will also have a meeting with deputy premier of Saskatchewan and minister for trade and export development Gordon Wyant Q.C. and minister of immigration and career training of Saskatchewan Jeremy Harrison and business leaders of Saskatchewan Province.Before leaving Toronto, the prime minister will hold a meeting with president and CEO of Commercial Corporation of Canada (CCC) Martin Zablocki at her hotel.The premier will return home on Tuesday night via Dubai.Sheikh Hasina is joining the G7 Outreach Programme with 16 other world dignitaries beyond the Group of Seven (G7), a platform of world’s economic power houses.The G7 is a group consisting of the world’s seven largest advanced economies – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.President of Argentina and chair of the G20 Mauricio Macri, president of Haiti and chair of the caribbean community Jovenel Moise, prime minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness, president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, president of the Marshall Islands Hilda Heine, prime minister of Norway Erna Solberg, president of Rwanda and chair of the African Union Paul Kagame, president of Senegal Macky Sall, president of Seychelles Danny Faure, president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, prime minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Jose Angel Gurria, secretary general of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and chief executive officer of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva will join the event.last_img read more

Govt to spend Rs 7000 crore for developing infrastructure of city

first_imgKolkata: The state government will go for an expenditure of Rs 7,000 crore for further infrastructure development in Kolkata.The initiative has been taken with a vision of making Alipore in South Kolkata “clean and green”. This comes at the time when Baruipur Correctional Home was inaugurated, to which Alipore Central Correctional Home is getting shifted. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement of the Rs 7,000 crore investment for infrastructure development from a programme at Nabanna Sabhaghar on Wednesday, in which the Biswa Bangla Sharad Samman award was given to different Durga Puja committees. The Chief Minister inaugurated Baruipur Correctional Home, Narendrapur Police Station in South 24-Parganas, the new buildings of Barasat police station, Bakultala police station and Jhargram Police Line. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBanerjee said: “Today the Baruipur Correctional Home has been inaugurated, where the Alipore Central Correctional Home will be shifted. The space of Alipore Central Correctional Home will be used for some good purpose. We will decorate Alipore as a green and clean city and a new project worth Rs 7,000 crore will come to Kolkata.” “We have carried out record development of infrastructure in a very short time. Around Rs 33,000 crore has been given for infrastructure development. No one has become successful in carrying out such infrastructure development in such a short period of time,” she added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe development work was carried out despite the state clearing huge debts. “We cleared debts of Rs 25,000 crore in 2011 after coming to power, as CPI(M) had taken huge loans and they had even touched the small savings. The amount went up to Rs 28,000 crore, Rs 30,000 crore and Rs 38,000 crore in the subsequent years. We have given Rs 48,000 crore in 2017-18 and the amount would be around Rs 48,000 to 50,000 crore in 2018-19 as well,” she said, adding that Bengal would have run the entire country if it didn’t have to clear the debt of Rs 48,000 crore. After inaugurating the new building of Jhargram Police Line, Banerjee said: “Earlier, there was no place to stay in Jhargram. We are developing the necessary infrastructure now.” She further said that around 20 lakh people visit Gangasagar Mela in Sagar Island. So, necessary infrastructure has also been developed there. “We have also decided to give 74 percent share of Tajpur Port to the Centre, provided they construct a bridge to connect Sagar Island with the main land,” the Chief Minister said. Mentioning the issue of spitting on the newly built skywalk at Dakshineswar, she urged the Durga Puja committees and clubs to create awareness about keeping their areas clean.last_img read more

Spotify releases Chartify a new data visualization library in python for easier

first_imgSpotify announced, last week, that it has come out with Chartify, a new open source Python data visualization library, making it easy for data scientists to create charts. It comes with features such as concise and user-friendly syntax and consistent data formatting among others. Let’s have a look at these features in this new library. Concise and user-friendly syntax Despite the abundance of tools such as Seaborn, Matplotlib, Plotly, Bokeh, etc, used by data scientists at Spotify, chart creation has always been a major issue in the data science workflow. Chartify solves that problem as the syntax in it is considerably more concise and user-friendly, as compared to the other tools. There are suggestions added in the docstrings, allowing users to recall the most common formatting options. This, in turn, saves time, allowing data scientists to spend less time on configuring chart aesthetics, and more on actually creating charts. Consistent data formatting Another common problem faced by data scientists is that different plotting methods need different input data formats, requiring users to completely reformat their input data. This leads to data scientists spending a lot of time manipulating data frames into the right state for their charts. Chartify’s consistent input data formatting allows you to quickly create and iterate on charts since less time is spent on data munging. Chartify Other features Since a majority of the problems could be solved by just a few chart types, Chartify focuses mainly on these use cases and comes with a complete example notebook that presents the full list of chart types that Chartify is capable of generating. Moreover, adding color into charts greatly help simplify the charting process, which is why Chartify has different palette types aligned to the different use cases for color. Additionally, Chartify offers support for Bokeh, an interactive python library for data visualization, providing users the option to fall back on manipulating Chartify charts with Bokeh if they need more control. For more information, check out the official Chartify blog post. Read Next cstar: Spotify’s Cassandra orchestration tool is now open source! Spotify has “one of the most intricate uses of JavaScript in the world,” says former engineer 8 ways to improve your data visualizationslast_img read more

30 more upscale Marriott properties are coming in 2019

first_img Share Tuesday, February 26, 2019 BETHESDA — You can expect to see a lot more of Marriott this year as it is projecting to open more than 30 luxury properties.The new hotels will further the company’s global perspective on luxury travel with its eight distinct luxury brands: The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W, The Luxury Collection, EDITION, JW Marriott and Bulgari.All in all, Marriott International is poised to expand its luxury footprint with more than 200 properties in the development pipeline, representing 20 new countries for the company’s luxury portfolio, from Sri Lanka to Bermuda and Morocco to Kenya.“Our eight unique luxury brands provide distinct experiences that appeal to different types of luxury travelers, no matter if your priority is residing at the best address in town, completely immersing yourself in your destination, or prioritizing your wellbeing,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Brand Officer and Luxury Portfolio Leader, Marriott International. “From the world’s most iconic destinations to the ultimate undiscovered gems, we are focused on elevating travel with highly contextualized, nuanced brand experiences that signal the future of luxury by allowing our guests to indulge their passions while sparking personal growth.”More news:  Venice to ban cruise ships from city centre starting next monthThe Ritz-CarltonWith six openings anticipated in the year ahead, the iconic luxury brand also expects to celebrate the opening of its 100th property. The brand is expected to make its return to Australia with the debut of The Ritz-Carlton, Perth and is slated to grow in China with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Xi’an. Also, The Ritz-Carlton Rabat, Dar es Salam is set to offer an oasis in Morocco, while The Ritz-Carlton, Mexico City will also create buzz in the country’s capital. The brand also expects to see the completion of a major renovation of The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, and continues to work towards the inaugural voyage of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection in February 2020.St. RegisSt. Regis recently celebrated the renovation of The St. Regis Rome along with the opening of The St. Regis Zhuhai. In the coming year, it will debut the St. Regis Hong Kong and The St. Regis Venice. Finally, it is also expecting to bring its modern glamour to Cairo.WIn 2018 the W brand saw openings in Brisbane, Amman and Costa Rica. This year, it will open eight hotels in destinations like Aspen, Ibiza, Muscat and Melbourne, while renovations are set to take place at properties like W Washington D.C. and W San Francisco.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongEDITIONIn 2018 the EDITION brand doubled its footprint, growing from four properties to eight with openings in Shanghai, Bodrum, Barcelona and Abu Dhabi. Next up, the brand will see the opening of hotels in New York City’s Times Square and West Hollywood (coming in Q2 2019).The Luxury CollectionIn 2018, the brand made its debut in Savannah with the opening of Perry Lane, expanded its footprint in Paris through Hôtel de Berri, and brought distinct resort design to Los Cabos with Solaz. It anticipates debuting nine properties this year in Okinawa, Cesme, Buckinghamshire and Budapest.JW MarriottThis year, the brand will bring its distinct style to emerging destinations like the Maldives, Shanghai and Savannah, GA. It currently comprises 84 hotels and resorts in nearly 30 countries and territories, and recently celebrated the opening of JW Marriott Nashville. Tags: Marriott << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img 30 more upscale Marriott properties are coming in 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more