Police Looking Into Anti-Police Graffiti Sprayed On City Street, Private Sidewalk

first_imgImage by Jamestown Police.UPDATE: Homeowner Speaks Out After Property Is Vandalized For Supporting PoliceJAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown are trying to find out who spray painted anti-police graffiti on a city street and private sidewalk Tuesday night.Jamestown Police say the incidents are believed to have occurred sometime between 8 p.m. on Tuesday night and 08:15 am Wednesday morning at a private residence and on city property on Arlington Avenue.Police say an unknown person(s) used black spray paint to write several anti-law enforcement sentiments onto a walkway of a Northside residence that had a Police Flag displayed in the yard.Similar comments were written on the roadway near this residence as well, police said. “My office has been made aware of hateful spray paint activity at an Arlington Avenue property,” said Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist in a statement. “We don’t condone this type of activity. We’ve been working with local community justice groups and the police to make sure their voices are heard and that we are working together to bring positive change to the city.”“We encourage open and productive dialogue and not this kind of activity,” furthered the Mayor. “Anyone who may have information related to this incident is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department.”Investigators are asking anyone who may have info on this incident to contact them at 483-7537 or via the anonymous Tips Line at 483-Tips (8477) or via the Tips 411 App. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Color Purple Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo Sparkles at Aladdin’s London Opening

first_img Cynthia Erivo In addition to that well-deserved Tony Award, The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo should also receive an award for Girlfriend of the Year. After the whirlwind that is Tony weekend, the London native took a magic carpet ride across the pond to catch her beau Dean John-Wilson star in Aladdin. Erivo attended the shining, shimmering, splendid West End opening night on June 15. Though fans will miss her while she is away from The Color Purple through June 19, the vocal powerhouse (and half-marathon runner) has definitely earned some rest and relaxation. After all, she brought the audience at the Beacon Theatre to their feet on Sunday. For those in the West End, catch Erivo’s boyfriend in Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre. (He makes a dashing Prince Ali!)  View Comments Cynthia Erivo at Aladdin Opening Night, Prince Edward Theatre(Photo: David Tett. © Disney) Star Fileslast_img read more

Green Resolutions

first_imgWith the New Year, many Georgians may be resolving to live greener in 2014. The best way to start may be by making a few small changes at time. Here are a few ways that Georgians can start saving money, conserving natural resources and reducing waste without sending their families into green culture shock. Take a reusable bag to the store when you grocery shop. Plastics (including plastic bags) make up 8 percent or 14.4 million tons of trash each year. Downsize by donating things you no longer use. If you want to give away things you no longer need, donate to a local non-profit or check out a local web-based Freecycle Network. This is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving away things they no longer need or want and getting new stuff for free from other people in their community. Local groups are moderated by a volunteer and membership is free. Start recycling. To find recycling centers in your community go to Earth911.com. Replace incandescent light bulbs with Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL). According to the EPA, if every home in the U.S. replaced one light bulb with a CFL, enough energy would be saved to light more than 3 million homes for a year. Limit your use of paper cups, paper plates and paper napkins. Use washable dinnerware and cloth napkins. Select the appropriate load size on the washing machine and follow the detergent’s manufacturer instructions on using the right amount. Instead of washing one dish at a time under running water, fill up the sink or a dishpan with soap and water and wash several dishes at once. You could save 5 gallons a day of water. Sweep off sidewalks, driveway and porches instead of wasting water by hosing them off. Start a compost pile for food scraps, grass and other yard clippings. You will reduce your garbage while improving your garden. Replace old appliances and plumbing fixtures with new Energy Star and Water Sense labeled products. Replacing appliances can save you about 30 percent on your utility bills. For more green tips, go to www.UGAGreenWay.org.last_img read more

First LPR-40 Manufactured for Brazil Begins Testing

first_img However, after conversations were held during the Colombiamar 2013 maritime trade fair, and continued at the Latin America Aero & Defense (LAAD) 2013 security exhibition, the Brazilian government appears to be very interested in two additional boats. The first of four river patrol boats (LPR-40) that the Colombian shipyard Cotecmar is manufacturing for the Brazilian Navy and Army was tested for the first time during the second week of September. The Colombian shipyard and the Brazilian government signed a contract specifying the sale of four boats of this kind, valued at $8,375,350, which will be destined to the nation’s Navy and Army. By Dialogo September 12, 2013 The tests were performed at the facilities of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Fluvial Industry (Cotecmar), in order to deliver the new LPR quickly. last_img read more

Battling the language barrier

first_imgHow financial institutions deal with consumers who have Limited English Proficiency, or LEP, is receiving growing attention from regulatory agencies, in particular the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.Usually, when people with LEP attempt to take care of their banking affairs, they do not usually have the advantage of using a reliable word-for-word translator.Making matters worse, dealing with financial institutions can be complicated enough even for those whose native language is English. But throw in a language barrier on top of that, and you have what some regulatory agencies, such as the CFPB, see as the potential for fair lending issues or for unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and practices, UDAAP. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

FHFA should ensure consistency during COVID recovery

first_imgFHFA ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) should ensure there is consistency between the policies within their regulatory purview and the directives of Congress during the COVID-19 recovery, CUNA wrote Tuesday to the House Financial Services Committee. The committee is scheduled to hear testimony Wednesday from FHFA Director Mark Calabria on the agency’s response to the pandemic.“Credit unions have encountered an increased number of distressed borrowers seeking forbearances or other assistance. As forbearance requests increase, so too do the questions surrounding the process and procedures,” the letter reads. “We call on Congress to urge the FHFA, Fannie and Freddie to issue clarifying guidance and additional resources regarding the treatment of escrow, private mortgage insurance (PMI), credit life, credit disability, and interest during the period of loan deferment and after the deferment concludes, FHFA and the GSEs could provide clarity on the timing of any required escrow analysis and the options for repayment of unpaid escrow.”Additional highlights of the letter include:While CUNA supports initiatives to aid distressed borrowers, is it increasingly concerned with the impact of many forbearances on the liquidity of mortgage servicers. CUNA recommends policymakers act to provide a funding source accessible to mortgage servicers as the financial disruption becomes prolonged;center_img continue reading »last_img read more

VaxGen sells anthrax vaccine to rival firm

first_img Dec 3, 2007, CIDRAP News story “Newspaper says lobbying helped sink anthrax vaccine” Last September, Emergent won an HHS contract worth up to $448 million to supply 18.75 million doses of BioThrax to HHS for the national stockpile. The company said its acquisition of the VaxGen vaccine will have no effect on the existing contract. The Los Angeles Times reported last December that a lobbying campaign by Emergent had been a factor in the HHS decision to cancel the VaxGen contract. Emergent has a second-generation anthrax vaccine candidate of its own, called rPA 102. Like VaxGen’s vaccine, its active ingredient is a recombinant form of protective antigen (rPA), an anthrax protein. VaxGen’s contract was the first awarded under Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program to procure medical defenses against the effects of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons. The aim of the contract was to provide a vaccine that requires fewer doses than the existing vaccine and has minimal side effects. May 5 VaxGen news release In a news release announcing the sale, VaxGen President James P. Panek said, “In Emergent, we believe we have identified a partner whose expertise in the field and track record in contracting with government agencies maximizes the chances of returns for our shareholders.” Apr 8 CIDRAP News story “DoD funds development of anthrax vaccine patch Emergent is unlikely to be the only company bidding for the new HHS anthrax vaccine contract. Last month, PharmAthene, an Annapolis, Md., company, announced it had acquired the biodefense business of the British firm Avecia, including the rights to an rPA anthrax vaccine that has gone through phase 2 clinical trials. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded VaxGen an $877 million contract in 2004 to produce 75 million doses of its second-generation anthrax vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile. But HHS canceled the contract in December 2006, after problems with the vaccine’s stability caused the company to miss a deadline for starting a clinical trial. VaxGen, of South San Francisco, Calif., said it sold the vaccine and related technology to Emergent, based in Rockville, Md., for $2 million. Emergent may be required to pay up to an additional $8 million in milestone payments, plus a percentage of any future sales revenues. ” Emergent, in a release announcing its purchase, said the VaxGen vaccine’s stability has been improved and that a phase 2 clinical trial has been completed. The vaccine could be a leading candidate for a new HHS contract to supply anthrax vaccine for the national stockpile, the company said. The firm said plans call for making the vaccine at Emergent’s new facility in Lansing, Mich. HHS issued a request in February for proposals to provide 25 million doses of anthrax rPA vaccine, according to previous reports. See also: May 5 Emergent news releasehttp://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=202582&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1139336 A May 5 report in the Washington Post said Emergent’s rPA 102 anthrax vaccine isn’t as far along in development as the VaxGen product. Facing a deadline to submit a proposal to HHS by the end of this month, Emergent decided to bet on the VaxGen vaccine, the story said. Dec 20, 2006, CIDRAP News story “HHS cancels VaxGen anthrax vaccine contract” May 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – VaxGen Inc. announced this week the sale of its experimental anthrax vaccine—which the US government pulled the plug on in 2006—to Emergent BioSolutions, maker of the only US-licensed anthrax vaccine. VaxGen spent more than $175 million to develop the vaccine, the Post reported. The story said the company laid off three quarters of its remaining 22 employees last month. Emergent produces BioThrax—also known as Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed—the licensed anthrax vaccine, developed in the 1950s. The product, which is required for US military personnel serving in high-risk areas such as the Middle East, is given in six doses over 18 months, followed by an annual booster. A number of service members have complained of serious side effects from the vaccine, and it was the subject of a long court battle after some sued to stop the program.last_img read more

If you haven’t heard of the term transcription, then don’t translate websites into Chinese

first_imgTake HSBC for example. The bank entered the global market in 2009 with its American slogan “Assume Nothing”. But in some parts of the world, the slogan is unhappily translated as “Do nothing.” To cut a long story short, HSBC eventually spent $ 10 million to change the slogan to “The world’s private bank.” In the whole “hysteria” around Chinese tourists, various tourism workers make key mistakes, and one of them is that they do not have a website translated into Chinese at all, as well as using Google translate when translating, which is a big mistake. Apart from making them frivolous and an object of ridicule, they will certainly not attract Chinese tourists. In fact, just drag.  However, as in every language, both in Croatian and Chinese, there are various dialects and meanings of some words. That is why it is crucial, in general with any translation, to use the services of a professional translator. Attract Chinese tourists with Chinese-language content they can identify with Find out more about price packages for translations into Chinese and for entering content on websites in the attachment. If you want to attract Chinese tourists then you need to have a website like all promotional materials in Chinese. This is the basis and the first step in general if you are thinking of hosting Chinese tourists in the future.  Translation is usually the transcription of a document from one language to another. In the translated version, it is necessary to keep the terminology and tone of the original material. The final text should not only be linguistically correct, but should also take into account different cultural nuances. Cover photo: ProConcept The transcreation of content results in a cultural adaptation of the brand and marketing messages to the audience we are addressing. Quality written transcribed content in Chinese that confidently expresses the identity of your brand and its values, and which will provoke emotional connection with your target market. Photo: ProConcept PROCONCEPT is the exclusive agent of IPPWORLD – a global provider of creative translation services and online promotion solutions.  In addition to the Sea Organ, in the Zadar tourist offer we have “Morski organ” / Source: Facebook.com It is quite clear that a professional translator must first master the linguistic, cultural and social standards of a particular language. But after that he must also have expert knowledge of the industry for which he works translation, he must be deeply involved in the way of doing business, communication with clients, industry standards.  Transcreation is a combination of translating content and creative writing to create an emotional connection of the target audience in their language. The tone, emotions, and context must fit the target language and audience perfectly. When it comes to brand marketing messages, those they must attract the target audience, but at the same time stay true to the original message of the brand. And here we come to the word mentioned in the title – Transcreation, as well as the differences between translation and transcreation. The KFC fast food chain has not started well with the opening of the first branch in China. Their famous slogan “Finger Lickin ‘Good” was translated as “Bite off your fingers”, which of course didn’t sound appealing at all! Just because you use a language in speech and writing doesn’t mean you’re a translator. We often take a translator to translate a certain text for us and then after we get the translation we have to edit it ourselves. Why? Because the person who translated the text knows nothing about our industry and business.  Unfortunately, you can find a lot of funny examples of wrong translations on the Internet, unfortunately also in Croatia.  For translations into Chinese, contact professionals who know how to convey the emotions and messages of your brand in a way that reflects its true culture and style, and at the same time be written in a way that encourages shopping.  Attachment: Price packages – for translations into Chinese and for entering content on websites If nothing else, such mistakes act as a reminder of the importance of transcreation. Mistakes can make readers laugh, but if they do, the joke is, unfortunately, always at your expense. The one who will not laugh is you, because such mistakes can be very costly. KFC’s mistake as an example to others – “Take your fingers off” How much does it cost to translate a website into Chinese? The use of app translations for marketing messages about your brand should be completely avoided because they do not understand emotional expressions nor have the ability to analyze whether a sentence is witty or serious. Strangely written or meaninglessly translated content into Chinese can put you in an awkward situation detrimental to your reputation. After all, if Chinese customers don’t understand what you’re selling or promoting, they won’t buy anything from you. This is where the old consumer saying goes: “what I don’t understand, I don’t buy”. There are many reasons why the nuances of a marketing message can be lost in a literal or direct translation. There are also countless examples when the translation is simply not well written. Have you been thinking for some time about translating your website into Chinese… but you are not sure how much it will cost you and how you will enter the translated text into the website itself? To make your decision easier, we have prepared for you price packages and kits that cover different needs and requirements, but also a few tips on what you need to do to attract Chinese tourists. The globalization of business and the opening of multiple markets on several continents has never been easier and that is why it is especially important that translations of documentation and promotional materials are effective. Mistakes cost us dearly, often making the difference between success and failure in a particular market.last_img read more

North Korea blows up liaison office with South: Seoul

first_imgNorth Korea blew up an inter-Korean liaison office on its side of the border on Tuesday, the South’s Unification ministry said, after days of increasingly virulent rhetoric from Pyongyang.”North Korea blows up Kaesong Liaison Office at 14:49,” the ministry, which handles inter-Korean relations, said in a one-line alert sent to reporters.The statement came minutes after an explosion was heard and smoke seen rising from the long-shuttered joint industrial zone in Kaesong where the liaison office was located, Yonhap news agency reported citing unspecified sources. Analysts say Pyongyang may be seeking to manufacture a crisis to increase pressure on Seoul while nuclear negotiations with Washington are at a standstill.Earlier Tuesday, North Korea’s army said it was “fully ready” to take action against the South, included re-entering areas that had been demilitarized under an inter-Korean agreement.”North Korea is frustrated that the South has failed to offer an alternative plan to revive the US-North talks, let alone create a right atmosphere for the revival,” said Cheong Seong-chang, a director of the Sejong Institute’s Center for North Korean Studies.”It has concluded the South has failed as a mediator in the process.” Its destruction came after Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said at the weekend: “Before long, a tragic scene of the useless north-south joint liaison office completely collapsed would be seen.”Since early June, North Korea has issued a series of vitriolic condemnations of the South over activists sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border — something defectors do on a regular basis.Last week it announced it was severing all official communication links with South Korea.The leaflets — usually attached to hot air balloons or floated in bottles — criticize North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for human rights abuses and his nuclear ambitions.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Ian Wright takes pop at Jordan Henderson as he defends Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi

first_imgIan Wright takes pop at Jordan Henderson as he defends Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi Comment Advertisement The Frenchman lost possession on the edge of his own box as Bournemouth scored (Getty)‘Guendouzi, for a 19-year-old, to come into the team and play continuously up to this point [is astounding],’ the former Arsenal striker explained on his YouTube channel.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You know, he makes some mistakes and I’m seeing some s**t, people writing he gives the ball away. He’s 19. He’s come from the second division in France into the Premier League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘PSG are now looking at him hard. So if that’s the case, why [are] our fans digging him out for these misplaced balls?‘He’s always trying to pass [forward] and do productive stuff, he’s not sideways when he can go forwards. He don’t do that Henderson move. He wants to pass forward and he should be encouraged to do that.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link406Sharescenter_img The French midfielder made a mistake against Bournemouth but Wright is a huge fan (Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has praised teenager Matteo Guendouzi’s performances for the Gunners this season and hit back at fans for writing ‘s**t’ about him.The Frenchman has enjoyed a breakout campaign in north London since leaving Lorient, racking up 24 Premier League appearances despite his tender years, though he was under fire for a mistake that saw Bournemouth score on Wednesday night.But Wright had jumped to the defence of Guendouzi and highlighted how positive he is with the ball – unlike Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, who he took an unexpected pop at. Henderson is often criticised for playing too many safe, sideways passes (Picture: Getty)Arsenal travel to Wembley for the north London derby on Saturday and Wright hopes to see both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang start together up front.He continued: ‘I would try and get them both in the team and get more players from a defensive point of view where Aubameyang doesn’t have to run back to close down things.‘I want to see him and Lacazette in there doing their thing. Bring in another defensive man to do that. We shouldn’t have two strikers, as potent as they are, and one of them is on the bench. It don’t make sense.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more