Moorpark voters snub development

first_imgMOORPARK – Local voters have soundly rejected a developer’s bid to build thousands of upscale homes on protected land north of the city, with the size of the defeat surprising both supporters and opponents. With all precincts reporting Wednesday after Tuesday night’s election, Measure A6 lost by a margin of 3-1 in a special vote that drew nearly half of Moorpark’s registered voters. “The size of the loss is bigger than a landslide. This is a tsunami,” said City Councilman Clint Harper, a vocal supporter of North Park Village and Nature Preserve, who called the plan the best to be reviewed by the council. “Moorpark is not ready for any large development.” The measure sought to expand the city’s urban growth boundary to add 3,544 acres for 1,680 homes. Despite the developers’ four-year push to get it approved, the electorate crushed the initiative, with 5,673 rejecting it and 1,818 backing it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant North Park supporters lauded the project for its bonuses, including a lake and swimming lagoon, nature preserve, sport park, road improvements and space for a future school and fire station. The developer also would have contributed $75 million to the school system, and more than $85 million to the city in fees. Opponents labeled it urban sprawl and said it would erode Moorpark’s quality of life, clog traffic, destroy wildlife habitat, gobble up open space and overburden the city’s infrastructure. Had the measure succeeded, the city would have been required to annex the land. The project required voter approval by a simple majority because of SOAR – Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources – the city’s growth-control initiative. “It was a long haul, but people had their minds made up,” said Janet Murphy of Save Open Space – Santa Susana Mountains, one of two local grass-roots groups that fought the development. “We’re really happy it was 3-1. We send out a message to the developer community that they can’t mess with the SOAR boundary.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 angie.valencia@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

The road home: Inside Patrick Marleau’s return to the San Jose Sharks

first_imgSAN JOSE — Patrick Marleau woke up Saturday morning and fell right back into a familiar routine — driving to the Sharks practice facility and entering the dressing room to begin another day in the NHL.“The smile hasn’t come off my face, for sure,” Marleau said after practice. “To be able to come back here and walk in this locker room and see my stuff up and see my name, it feels good to have somewhere to go and somewhere to play.”It certainly beats what Marleau’s routine was just a week or …last_img

New law to guard intellectual property

first_imgThe new law is closely linked to the Technology Innovation Agency Act, which provides for the establishment of a public entity to finance individuals and other organisations commercialising their technological innovations and inventions. The specific objective of the legislation, which was first published in the Government Gazette in December, is that intellectual property emanating from publicly financed research and development should be commercialised for the benefit of all South Africans, and be protected from appropriation. SAinfo reporter 16 January 2009 “All these initiatives are part of the department’s larger Ten-Year Innovation Plan, aimed at driving South Africa toward a knowledge-based economy, in which the production and dissemination of knowledge leads to economic benefits,” the department says. President Kgalema Motlanthe has signed into law the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research Bill, which clarifies the ownership of intellectual property rights resulting from publicly funded research and development in South Africa. The department says that the country’s knowledge-generating institutions will now have clear guidance on how best to manage intellectual property, as well as how to ensure that publicly financed intellectual property gets out into the marketplace and is used. Support will be provided by the National Intellectual Property Management Office and the Intellectual Property Fund, as well as offices of technology transfer at the institutions. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The department hopes to establish the agency this year, in order to integrate the management of disparate technological innovation initiatives that are still at a developmental stage. “For this reason, the law provides for an enabling environment for intellectual property creation, protection, management and commercialisation,” the Department of Science and Technology said in a statement this week. Technology innovation “Key to this, the law is aimed at facilitating the creation of new knowledge that is derived from public funding and to secure this knowledge in the form of intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to patents, for intellectual property that could have economic and social benefits,” the department says.last_img read more

Fear Of Flying Could Cost NBA Draftee Royce White

In a nine-month NBA season, players spend half their time in the air getting to the next city. For Iowa State forward Royce White, a projected to be a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, that is a scary proposition — for him and prospective teams.A sure-fire first round talent, White could drop but there have been concerns he could fall all the way into the second round in part over — of all things — a fear of flying.The fear of flying is part of a larger anxiety disorder for White, who has also admitted to struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and uses medication to control both. That concerns NBA evaluators in light of former NBA draft picks like Eddie Griffin, the No. 7 overall pick in 2001 who battled depression before tragically dying at the age of 25 after his car crashed into a train in 2007 while he was under the influence of alcohol.“It’s going to be something that a team taking him on is going to have to have something in place, whether it’s a staff member or a plan in place to help him accommodate some of his fears with the travel aspect because that’s such a huge part of an NBA season.”A second GM told NBA.com that White’s situation is similar to a player who has off-the-court problems — presumably meaning run-ins with the law or substance abuse — in regards to how it may affect his stock. White has rightfully taken offense to comparisons like that for something that he can’t control and afflicts millions of Americans.“It’s like cancer or heart disease. Are those character issues, too?” said to the Akron Beacon Journal. “I don’t like when that association is made. There’s a lot of people out there who have an anxiety disorder and don’t talk about it for that reason. People think it’s a character issue and it’s not.“I’m going to continue to be me, I’m going to continue to be an advocate for the mental illness community. I’ll continue to talk about it and be forthcoming about it. When a person or public figure talks about it, it lets people know that haven’t been diagnosed to go and get checked. You’re not alone.”The difference between being selected in the first round and second round is significant. Though White is rumored to have a guarantee that he won’t fall below the Boston Celtics, who have picks 21 and 22, a dip into the second round could mean dropping from a four-year deal guaranteed at around $6 million in total, or a non-guaranteed two-year deal with a starting salary of about a third of the probable $1.2 million White would make in his first year if he were selected by Boston.He burst onto the scene this past March when he put forth big performances against Connecticut and eventual champion Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. As a result, the 6-foot-8 forward vaulted into the consciousness of NBA talent evaluators and was thought by some to be a lottery pick after declaring early for the draft as a sophomore.To be fair, scouts are also worried about erratic behavior in White’s past. He pleaded guilty to shoplifting and was also accused of stealing a laptop computer when he was a freshman at Minnesota during the 2009-10 season before quitting the team over YouTube.But from all indications, those issues are now in the past as White led the Cyclones in five statistical categories last season and was a First Team All-Big 12 performer while displaying a charming personality. read more

Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Years Day

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A run of nine increases in 10 days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount on New Year’s Day since 2014, $3.126.The average price has risen 6.1 cents over the past 10 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.4 cents higher than one year ago, but 6.4 cents less than one month ago.The average price rose for three consecutive days, was unchanged on Tuesday, and resumed rising Wednesday. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 1, 2018 Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Olivia NewtonJohn Launches Campaign For Cancer Research

first_imgNews Email Olivia Newton-John Launches Campaign For Cancer Research The We Go Together campaign aims to raise $1 million for critical cancer research and trials, and to deliver holistic care to cancer patients in need. Supporters are encouraged to donate money and upload video messages of strength and courage on social media using the hashtag #WeGoTogether to inspire or support someone battling cancer or coping with the loss of a loved one.This update comes just months after the tragic news of the return of Newton-John’s breast cancer, causing her to postpone her tour back in May. The Grease singer/actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.”I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the past few months,” she said. “Your prayers and well wishes have truly helped me, and continued to lift my spirits. I’m feeling great, and so look forward to seeing you soon.”Learn How MusiCares Supports Music Professionals With Health And Human Services Twitter Facebook Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Research Campaign olivia-newton-john-launches-campaign-cancer-research ‘Grease’ star’s new fundraising campaign aims to raise $1 million by encouraging donors to share words of inspirationNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 21, 2017 – 2:48 pm Olivia Newton-John shared a special message with her fans via her Facebook page today. The GRAMMY winner announced a new fundraising campaign titled We Go Together launched by her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. Read morelast_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Front Office Specialist at ConcentraFull-Time Sales & Client Service Representative at Cochrane VentilationFull-Time Account Executive 3 at ComcastFull-Time Wireless Retail Sales Associate at SprintFull-Time Food Service Director at Advinia CareFull-Time Manufacturing Technician (Electrical) at AMETEKFull-Time Supervisor of Quality & Documentation Control at Spectra Medical DevicesPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time Software Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Recruiter at Verizon(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Suved Lohias journey from acting in a Salman Khan film to becoming

first_imgSuved Lohia with Salman Khan.PR HandoutActor Suved Lohia has been a part of Bollywood films like Aryan: Unbreakable (2006), directed by Abhishek Kapoor, and Jai Ho (2014), directed by Sohail Khan. In Jai Ho, he shared screen space with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan although in a small role.Suved Lohia, after having had a decent journey as an actor, ventured into business. He is currently one of the successful entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry. However, the journey wasn’t a cakewalk for him. He worked hard in many different companies to reach the position he is in, in his professional space right now.In 2017, Suved Lohia became a Director at Dailly Bread & Butter Hospitality Private Limited. By 2019, the entrepreneur has achieved great heights in his career and he is a partner at Manu Restaurants and Clubs.With his hard work and determination, Suved Lohia has truly set an inspiring example to those who dream big. We wonder if he is going to turn to act again or film production, too. Maybe with Salman Khan again?last_img read more

Cheddar Now on All US OTT Streaming Services Preps Primetime Programming Block

first_img Popular on Variety Cheddar’s linear streams also are available on Comcast’s X1 set-top boxes and on DirecTV’s internet-connected set-tops. It also sends out a live feed via Twitter and sells direct-to-consumer subscriptions (for $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year). All told, Cheddar reaches roughly 30 million homes through its deals, according to Steinberg.As part of Cheddar’s push to bring in more revenue with the expanded distribution footprint, the company will launch a block of primetime programming next month, Steinberg said. The weeknight lineup will include “reality-business programming” and a game show, he said. That will extend Cheddar Business’s original content wheel past its current live coverage from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ET (after which the channel replays highlights from the day).Steinberg declined to provide details of its agreement with Sony for PS Vue or other distributors, but he said unlike other cable TV network startups, “We’ve never written a check for carriage.”The main revenue stream for Cheddar, which calls itself a purveyor of “post-cable networks,” is from advertising and branded content. Last year, the company generated $27 million in revenue (up from $11 million from 2017) and Steinberg is shooting to nearly double sales in 2019.“We are in these premium TV environments, next to CNN, CNBC and Fox News Channel,” he said. “It’s completely work-safe, high-value inventory delivered to young, affluent audiences.” Cheddar’s sponsors and advertisers have included Chase, Goldman Sachs, TradeStation and Fidelity, and Steinberg sees an opportunity to expand beyond the endemic financial-services category.To date, Cheddar has raised $54 million in funding from investors including Amazon, AT&T, Comcast Ventures, Raine Ventures, Liberty Global, Goldman Sachs, Altice USA, the New York Stock Exchange, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, and Lightspeed Venture Partners.Steinberg is projecting the company to be profitable in the fourth quarter of 2019 “and stay profitable,” he said. “I’m obsessed with keeping the company frugal. You should see our offices.” The company has spent $10 million on acquisitions, including buying RateMyProfessors.com from Viacom last year, and currently has $30 million in the bank between cash and accounts receivable, according to Steinberg. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Video-news startup Cheddar is launching its live-streaming news networks on Sony’s PlayStation Vue, making it the first content provider to span all over-the-top subscription services in the U.S.The company, founded in 2016, operates two networks — the newly rebranded Cheddar Business, positioned as a CNBC-style financial and business network for millennials, and Cheddar News, which it previously called Cheddar Big News. Cheddar’s linear programming is carried on Dish’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV and Philo, and went live on PlayStation Vue on Wednesday (Jan. 23).“We made it our goal to be on every one of these services – which is the future of television,” said Jon Steinberg, founder and CEO of Cheddar. That said, going the OTT route is an easier path: Steinberg acknowledged that “it’s virtually impossible to get traditional channels launched” on traditional pay-TV platforms. Cheddar now has 180 employees, most of whom are based in New York. Cheddar Business broadcasts primarily from the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, covering business and tech news. Cheddar News covers general and headline news. On PlayStation Vue, Cheddar Business is available in the Access package, available to all subscribers. Cheddar News is available to all subscribers with the Elite and Ultra packages.Interest has surged among traditional media companies in next-generation streaming video plays: witness Viacom’s $340 million cash deal for Pluto TV, a free, ad-supported streaming service.Asked what Cheddar’s exit strategy is, Steinberg said, “I don’t think our exit is going to be someone writing a giant check for us.” He added, “I have no interest in merging with other digital companies.” On the other hand, it would make sense for Cheddar to be part of a local TV station group, or to combine with the news operations of a larger media company if those were to be spun out, Steinberg said.last_img read more

BlacKkKlansman Writers Tapped for CollegeHoops Drama Series at Gunpowder Sky

first_img Popular on Variety Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz, co-writers of Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” have teamed with studio Gunpowder & Sky to develop “Madness,” a drama series about the world of college basketball.“Madness” follows the corrupt inner workings of a prestigious college basketball program through the eyes of its new assistant coach, and the repercussions the team faces after their head coach makes a bad deal. The creators describe it as having a “House of Cards” feel.“In ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ Charlie and David were able to tap into the current national zeitgeist through the artful telling of an unknown story from American history,” said Cody Zwieg, SVP of production and development at Gunpowder & Sky. “They are treasure hunters of sorts, seeking out and spinning the undiscovered stories that resonate with the social climate of today.” “BlacKkKlansman” received six Oscar nominations including for best picture, director, and adapted screenplay.Rabinowitz and Wachtel produced a short film based on the “Madness” concept in 2014 (although G&S wasn’t involved with that). With the “Madness” series, the screenwriting duo say they’re telling a sports story told through the lens of a crime drama.“In our world of college sports, there are rules to follow, a hierarchy of power, and real consequences for failure,” Wachtel said. Added Rabinowitz, “With ‘Madness’ we hope to shine a light on the dark underbelly of college athletics, from the morally compromised coaches to the conflicted players. It’s a story of opportunity, choices, and greed.”Rabinowitz and Wachtel are repped by WME and Jennifer Levy of Behr Abramson Levy. They also have a spy series — about the secret war between Fidel Castro’s Cuba, the CIA, the KGB and the mafia — in development with French production companies Païva Films and Mirador Pictures.Gunpowder & Sky’s deal with Rabinowitz and Wachtel follows other recent partnerships, including with Zelda Williams to adapt her short film, “Shrimp,” into a series, along with acquiring the rights to YA novel “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” to adapt it into a feature film with Walden Media. Most recently, Gunpowder & Sky partnered with Tigerlily Productions to develop a new comedy series “Assets.”Based in L.A., Gunpowder & Sky was founded by veteran TV industry execs Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, with investments from the Chernin Group and AT&T.Pictured above: David Rabinowitz (l.), Charlie Wachtelcenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more