Nintendo leaps ahead with 3DS

first_img KCS-content AFTER being surrounded by the latest in 3D technology for a week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the sight of two-dimensional images – a video of a puppy playing, for example, or a photograph of a friend’s newborn baby – now makes me uncontrollably and violently sick. Watching standard 2D TV is like peering through the analogue haze at the Queen’s coronation footage from 1952, while wearing a blindfold. I have even built a pyre in my garden, upon which I plan to throw my old Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, casting the outdated technology to the flames where it belongs.Thank the lord, then, that Nintendo is almost ready to launch its much-hyped 3DS. The portable console will hit the UK on 25 March, after an embarrassing delay that resulted in the firm missing the lucrative Christmas market, and while they haven’t let me get my hands on one yet, what I have seen so far looks impressive.I got a chance to play with some of the first portable glasses-free 3D gadgets at CES and the depth that even a small screen can achieve is astonishing. Judging by the demos Nintendo showed off last week, this translates nicely to its trademark cartoony games. The dual-screen device is also packing motion and gyro sensors (although these clash with the 3D technology, which demands the device is held still, meaning you have to go into 2D mode to take advantage of them), and Nintendo has introduced its own version of the App Store, allowing it to cash in on the trend for casual and retro games.The Japanese firm has already unveiled a host of launch titles, including new versions of Street Fighter and Pro Evolution Soccer. So far so good. The catch is the £229 price tag. Will gamers be willing to shell out such a handsome sum for a portable device (more than a standard Xbox360 console)? I doubt it. Expect prices to fall after hardcore fans have finished flashing the cash.One thing for sure is the new PlayStation Portable 2 (PSP2), which is set to be unveiled sometime this week, has a lot to live up to. Sony has already confirmed it will not feature a 3D screen, meaning it will either have to be very powerful or very cheap to compete (the PSP has already struggled against the DS, selling just 18m units in the US compared to Nintendo’s 47m).With games on mobile phones advancing at a remarkable pace, this could well be the last great battle of the stand-alone portable consoles. Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch are evolving into fully-fledged gaming machines in their own right and Sony is set to launch its own PlayStation phone. But for now, clever money is on Nintendo to come out victorious.WHITE BLACKBERRY TORCH/iPHONEAs Apple boss Steve Jobs – the man who drove a stake through the heart of the beige PC – knows too well, colour is important. And in the mobile phone world, white is very much in this season. First up is a new version of BlackBerry’s flagship Torch handset. The white 9800 will be much the same as its monochrome sibling, only brighter, presumably for people wanting to be noticed typing their incredible important emails on the underground. Not to be outdone, Apple is set to respond with its very own white version of its iPhone 4.HYDRA (RAZER)High definition 3D screens are grabbing the headlines. But for gamers, three dimensions are becoming de rigueur off screen too. We got our hands on Razer’s latest motion sensing controller, the Hydra. The unit features two separate hand-held devices which are tracked by an electromagnetic field, doing away with the need for a motion sensing camera. This allows gamers to interact with the screen with incredible precision and pull off seemingly complex moves with relative ease. For now, the Hydra will only work with Valve’s upcoming title Portal 2 (which is out soon on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC), but something this good will surely be rolled out across other titles soon.iPAD 2More than 80 tablets were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics show earlier this month but none managed to knock the iPad from its perch. Now the competition may just have got even tougher, with rumours that the latest version of the all-conquering device could hit stores as soon as next month. The iPad 2 is expected to feature front and rear facing cameras and our money is on a more sophisticated multi-tasking system akin to that on the impressive BlackBerry Playbook. At the risk of going out on a limb, we think this will be the gadget to own this year. 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Petrol prices are inflicting huge pain

first_img BRITAIN is not quite America, where the price of petrol is one of the most important determinants of who wins elections. But the fact that one litre of unleaded now sets you back a crippling £1.29 is starting to become a major issue for the public here in Britain – and it is also beginning to hurt other parts of the economy, especially retailers. In 2005, a litre of diesel cost 85.82p; today, you would have to shell out 134.41p, a development that is crippling transport firms and increasing costs throughout supply chains. A litre of unleaded petrol cost 81.44p six years ago; as recently as two years ago, after prices had plunged following the recession, a litre of unleaded was still retailing at just 86p. The price at the pump has rocketed by 50 per cent since then, punching a gaping hole in the finances of millions of motorists and diverting cash away from other purchases.No wonder, therefore, that the distributive trades survey from the CBI – a good gauge of retail sales – showed a substantial slowdown in February. People are still spending more in shops but the rate of growth has slowed to a crawl. A similar survey out earlier this week painted a picture of a two-tier service sector economy: professional services are doing well but services to consumers are stagnating. Strong global growth and efficiency gains means that firms are flash with cash, despite higher costs, and are spending more – but individuals are being squeezed.It’s not rocket science: prices are surging as inflation spirals out of control, led by much higher petrol prices. Post-tax, post-inflation, post petrol take-home pay is dropping at an accelerating rate; the tax and price index, an official measure of the cost of living, was up 5.5 per cent in the year to the end of January. Given that average earnings were up just 2.1 per cent, Britain faced a national pay cut of 3.4 per cent over the past year. There is less to spend on discretionary items after all the direct debits and essentials. It’s neither a surprise nor hard to understand why retailers will be facing a difficult 2011; even supermarkets will suffer. Of course, there are also other pressures on consumer spending: some public sector workers who feel they may be at risk will be tightening their belts. Against that, the net number of jobs in the UK rose by 218,000 last year; as long as the private sector continues to create 3.8 net extra jobs for each that is lost in the public sector, the aggregate effect will mean more spending power. There was some good news yesterday: crude prices fell back, thanks to Saudi Arabia saying it is in talks to compensate for lost Libyan output. King Abdullah’s massive £22bn in handouts may not have been enough to assuage all his critics, however. And even if the oil price stabilises, a huge chunk of the price at the pump is made up of tax – 58.95p per litre for fuel duty alone – which keeps going up. That is the real scandal.Politicians and the media are obsessed with spending cuts, even though these will be worth only one per cent of total state spending in real terms in 2011-12. Yet the impact of inflation on incomes will be three times larger – and everybody is being hit. The coalition would be well-advised to remember the 2000 fuel protests: they almost destroyed Tony Blair, something that not even Iraq could manage. [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Thursday 24 February 2011 9:07 pm Share whatsapp Petrol prices are inflicting huge pain Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GDF Suez expects bumper profit

first_img Show Comments ▼ GDF Suez expects bumper profit Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Thursday 3 March 2011 7:12 pm Tags: NULL GDF Suez raised its earnings forecast for the year yesterday in light of its recent merger of international business with International Power, after reporting a forecast-beating €4.62bn (£3.96bn) net income. Its revenues rose 5.7 per cent to €84.5bn on higher energy tariffs in its native France. GDF said it plans to focus on emerging markets for long-term growth. center_img whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNinjaJournalistCareless Workers Caught In Unbelievable MomentsNinjaJournalistUndoMattresses | Search AdsMattresses Covered By Medicare May Surprise YouMattresses | Search AdsUndoBetterBe25 Cooking Tricks That Will Change The Way You Cook!BetterBeUndoUrbanAuntyKate Middleton’s Gown Took Prince William’s Breath AwayUrbanAuntyUndoTheFashionBallBrock Lesnar’s Wife Is The Most Stunning Woman To Ever ExistTheFashionBallUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoLoan Insurance WealthGrab A Tissue Before You See Richard Simmons At 72Loan Insurance WealthUndoAffordable Dental Implants | Search AdsAdvertisement New Dental Implant Prices Have Seniors Ditching Dentures For Good Affordable Dental Implants | Search AdsUndoAuto InquirerOur Jaws Dropped At Aircrew’s Shocking Find On Deserted IslandAuto InquirerUndo KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

IGT set for Rhode Island joint venture with Twin River

first_img Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Slots IGT set for Rhode Island joint venture with Twin River Email Address Tags: Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 31st January 2020 | By contenteditor International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a new joint venture with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, with the aim of working together in Rhode Island to improve and expand gambling services in the state.The proposed joint venture (JV) would be established on January 1, 2022, with IGT holding a 60% controlling stake and Twin River the remaining 40%.The JV would run as a licensed video lottery terminal (VLT) provider and supply all gaming machines to the Rhode Island Lottery, with IGT machines to make up 40% of the total network.A minimum of 6% of machines would be replaced each year, while 5% of VLTs would be premium machines. Meanwhile, Twin River would seek to secure a license as a technology provider and also acquire approximately 23% of the slot floor from existing third party vendors at its Twin River Casino Hotel facility.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Rhode Island Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter International Game Technology (IGT) has announced a new joint venture with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, with the aim of working together in Rhode Island to improve and expand gambling services in the state.last_img read more

SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How will Tractor Supply affect Apopka traffic?

first_img Please enter your comment! TAGSJay DavollTractor Supply Companytraffic Previous articleBlue Darters destroy Edgewater 78-0Next articleOrange County Proposed Budget – $285 Million for Public Works Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Tractor Supply was not on the agenda for last week’s Development Review Committee meeting, but proved to be the most controversial item discussed.At issue is the intersection at 441, Washington Avenue and 2nd Street.  Can it safely handle the traffic that will be generated by the proposed Tractor Supply store?The current site layout shows entrances into the 91-car parking lot from Washington Avenue and 2nd Street.Jay Davoll, Director of Public Services, circulated a one-page summary showing six different alternatives that have been prepared by the City’s traffic consultant, HDR.According to HDR, “All alternatives were based on the need to maintain connectivity with the neighborhood and the expected commercial development while providing the same or more guidance to drivers. This will allow for consistent and predictable use of the intersection.”The alternatives ranged from doing nothing to closing parts of either Washington Avenue or 2nd street.The six alternatives identified by HDR are:Do nothingChannelize 2nd Street by building an island to physically direct westbound 2nd St traffic to northbound on Washington AvenueMake 2nd Street one-way eastbound from 441Make 2nd Street one-way westbound and Washington Street one-way northboundClose 2nd Street from 441 to the entrance to Tractor SupplyClose Washington Avenue from 441 to the entrance to Tractor SupplyHDR recommend Alternative #6, Close Washington Avenue from 441 to the entrance to Tractor Supply.  According to HDR this alternative, “Simplifies intersection operations and allows for a preferred east-west access to the neighborhood. This alternative is recommended as the adjacent signals support north-south neighborhood access.”But, according to Davoll, Tractor Supply does not like Alternative #6 and may back-out if a portion of Washington Avenue is closed.  Davoll made this observation about the alternatives, “We would not be denying access to anyone, but their traffic pattern will change.”Use this link to see the document prepared by HDR as a PDF, or review the photo version below: Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Levitate House / BAUEN

first_img Levitate House / BAUEN Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944655/levitate-house-bauen Clipboard 2020 Aldo Cristaldo Kegler Architects: BAUEN Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBAUENOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAsunciónOn FacebookParaguayPublished on July 30, 2020Cite: “Levitate House / BAUEN” [Casa Ensayo Levita / BAUEN] 30 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Asunción, Paraguay Photographs:  Daniel Ojeda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Deca, Element Paraguay, Eurocable, Portobello, Trimble Navigation Photographs Other Participants:Joel Soria, Juan José Ortiz, Marien Barchini, Andrea RamírezCalculator:Carlos SolísSite Area:5488 ft2City:AsunciónCountry:ParaguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel OjedaRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The house Levitate is located in the neighbourhood Ycua Sati in the city of Asuncion, next to the new corporate part of the city.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaTo describe the Project we need to discuss the proportions of the site. With a disposure of 8.70×58.26m, narrow in comparison to typical sites in Paraguay (12x30m), one quarter narrow to be specific; while in length, the doublé compared to standard portions.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaThe structure defines the house, 8 porticos with 4.50m meters between each other allows the house to suspend from the ground.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaThe Project gains strength after the idea of decompressing the narrow space of the site. Flying the house from the ground enough to allow natural light and natural air flow to come into the spaces, as a result the views are towards the boundaries of the site that are covered with a vertical garden Wall.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaSave this picture!© Daniel OjedaAlso the flexibility of the spaces allow the house to be adaptable to almost any disposition, thanks to the structure.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaThe entrance to the house is from a wide concrete carpet with steps and a vertical gardened Wall, walking next to the service spaces of the house (kitchen, lavatory, etc) towards the main space which is the living room where the space expands to a doublé height.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaThe stair, also important for its minimal design, leads you to the upper floor where a second living room steps between the three bedrooms to one side of the house and the master bedroom to the other side.The conclusión is that there´s no conventional conditions which equals to no conventional design.Save this picture!© Daniel OjedaProject gallerySee allShow lessCO-OP Ramen Restaurant / Marlon Blackwell ArchitectSelected ProjectsWhispering House Social Hub / Coady ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Daniel Ojeda+ 35Curated by Clara Ott Share Area:  3713 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Lead Architect: Levitate House / BAUENSave this projectSaveLevitate House / BAUEN Year:  Paraguay ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944655/levitate-house-bauen Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Authorities free two journalists detained after TV debate

first_imgNews Organisation News Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF_en ——————————————————– Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Reporters Without Borders takes note of the fact that the two journalists who were arrested on 27 January – Zakari Adamou, the host of a show on privately-owned Canal 3 TV, and Ousmane Dan Badji, the editor of the newspaper L’Union – were released yesterday.The state prosecutor is not taking any further proceedings against Adamou but Badji, who refused to identify a source, has been told to “remain available to the judicial authorities.” Nayoussa Djimraou, the secretary-general of the People’s Movement for Responsible Citizenship (MPCR), who was arrested at the same time as the two journalists, was also released.“While welcoming the release of two journalists, who were unjustly detained, we still deplore the fact that the authorities violated article 67 of the law on media freedom, which prohibits the preventive detention of journalists,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.“We call on the authorities to drop all the charges, which violate the freedom of these journalists to inform the public.” Follow the news on Niger to go further Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information January 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities free two journalists detained after TV debate The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism Reports May 11, 2021 Find out more 28.01.2014 – Four journalists arrested in past five daysReporters Without Borders is concerned about the tough line that Niger’s authorities have begun taking with journalists, arresting four in Niamey in the past five days.Zakari Adamou, the host of a talk show on privately-owned Canal 3 TV, and Ousmane Dan Badji, the editor of the newspaper L’Union, who was a guest on Adamou’s show, were summoned for questioning by the police yesterday afternoon and were still in police custody as this press release was being drafted today.They were due to be taken before a prosecutor on charges of “media offences” and “defamatory statements” during a televised discussion on 14 January. A civil society representative who took part in the same discussion is also being held.Their arrests follow those of two other journalists. One is Soumana Idrissa Maïga, the editor of the privately-owned daily L’Enquêteur, who was arrested on 23 January on charges of “plotting against state security” and “abetting wrongdoers” in connection with an article in his newspaper’s 17 January issue.The other is Abdoulaye Maman, the host of a Hausa-language talk show, Gaskya, on Bonferey TV, who was arrested on 25 January on a “media offences” charge in connection with comments he made on the air.The prosecutor’s office authorized their release yesterday, but their lawyers have yet to receive any notification that the charges against them have been fully dropped.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to drop all charges against the four journalists and to release the two still being held.Niamey Press Club president Boubacar Diallo gave Reporters Without Borders his analysis in the following short interview:What is your reaction to all the arrests of journalists in the past few days?Boubacar Diallo : We are surprised and very shocked by these arrests. This is a mess. The good image that Niger had acquired internationally in the past three years has been ruined in two days by the government’s actions.Why do you think the authorities have taken a tougher line with the media in the past few days?The government has its back to the wall because of various crises and so it is turning on journalists who express views and organize debates it doesn’t like. Also, some journalists don’t know how to consolidate our democratic gains, and that upsets government leaders. This sudden change of behaviour is a problem because the penal code is being used with these journalists, not the press law.As president of the Niamey Press Club, what are you calling for?We want the authorities to respect the laws that govern the media in Niger. A journalist can be called to account for his actions, but this should be in accordance with the press law (which means they should not be taken into police custody). And we want the president to respect the undertakings he gave in 2001 as regards respect for media freedom.We also appeal to journalists to make an effort to adhere to the professional codes of conduct. To avoid talking about things they don’t know about and to avoid being used by either the government or the opposition.Niger is ranked 43rd out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : President Issoufou signing the Declaration of Table Mountain NigerAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more NigerAfrica July 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Week honors small biz

first_img You Might Like Are you ready to Relay? The 2016 Pike County’s Relay for Life culminating event Friday night at the Troy Sportsplex will celebrate cancer survivors, remember… read more Representatives from several small business-related entities signed a proclamation Wednesday declaring the week of May 9-13 Small Business Development Week in Pike County. Pictured front from left, Zannyha Wright, Jack Worthington, Jimmy Ramage, Jack Waller and Marsha Gaylard. Back, Donna Horn, Jason Reeves, Judy Callen, Harry Sanders, Cindy Mitchell, Dr. Daniel Smith and Mark Hayes.The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held a proclamation signing for small business related entities throughout the county at Troy University’s Johnson Center for Economic Development Wednesday. The proclamation declared the week of May 9 through May 13, 2016 Small Business Development Week in Pike County.The proclamation acknowledged that small businesses are major contributors to the strength of the American economy with half of Americans either owning or working for a small business.“Small businesses are one of the key economic contributors in Pike County,” said Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president. “Small businesses in Pike County embody the spirit of entrepreneurship. They have a strong work ethic and are the backbone of our economy.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Thursday, May 5, 2016 Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves said small business is the fabric of a community and it takes a team to build a business friendly community. Pike County is committed to that kind of teamwork.Jack Waller, Goshen mayor, said his town is looking for small businesses willing to locate is a small town. Recently, several businesses have outgrown Goshen and the town has places to put new businesses.Judy Callen, Small Business Development Center, Troy University, said small businesses make up a large percentage of the workforce in Alabama, about 97 percent with about half of those jobs in the private sector.Cindy Mitchell, Pike County Career Center, said the center provides services for those seeking employment and also on the job training. Employers can receive assistance in recruiting new employees.Marsha Gaylard, Pike County Economic Development, said the corporation works with government officials to start up small businesses and as a recruiter for new businesses.Jack Worthington, Pike County Chamber board chair, expressed appreciation to those who signed the proclamation declaring Pike County Small Business Week. Small businesses play a large role in the economy of the county and provide stability to its economic backbone.The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Development Week Breakfast from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11 at the Troy Country Club. Jim Byard, Jr., ADECA director, will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $15 per person. For tickets call the chamber office at 334-566-2294 by 5 p.m. Friday. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sauer said by proclaiming Pike County Small Business Week 2016, county entities are joining the nation and the state in recognizing the contributions of small businesses and the impact made by entrepreneurs and small business owners.Mark Hayes, chairman of the chamber’s Business Development Committee, said the joint signing of the proclamation provided avenues for business development and partnerships in training. He introduced those who signed the proclamation and provided them with an opportunity to highlight the role their entity plays in the development of small business in Pike County.Dr. Daniel Smith, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University, said he looks forward to the interaction with the local business community. Smith said Johnson Center for Economic Development has an important role in small business because the center stresses free market research and teaches students the free market idea.Harry Sanders, Pike County Commission county administrator, said the county commission realizes the importance of entities working together to provide a climate where businesses can develop and grow.The mayors of the Brundidge, Goshen and Troy municipalities expressed appreciation for the opportunity to come together in support of small business in Pike County.Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said the coming together of the entities that understand the value of small business to a community is a prime example of the county’s commitment to small business. 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What we know about the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo

first_imgChicago Police Department(CHICAGO) — The fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo was captured on newly released body camera footage, along with witness and surveillance video.Chicago Police Officer Eric Stillman has been identified in the original case incident report as the officer who fatally shot the teen on March 29 in the Little Village neighborhood. Toledo’s death sparked protests among the community which is demanding change from the Chicago Police Department and Mayor Lori Lightfoot.Lightfoot called the footage “excruciating” and “difficult to watch” in a press conference.Here’s what’s known so far about the deadly shooting of Adam Toledo:Shots fired, triggering police responseJust before 3 a.m. on March 29, police say the department’s ShotSpotter technology, which can identify and alert officials of potential gunshots, detected a number of gunshots fired on the city’s West Side. At least two ​911 calls were also made in connection with the gunfire. Little Village, where Toledo lived and was killed, is a predominantly Latino community.Nearby surveillance video shows 21-year-old Ruben Roman shooting at a passing vehicle with Toledo by his side, according to prosecutors in a bond hearing for Roman. Roman and Toledo then are said to have ducked into an alley, where officers found them shortly after.Both ran, according to officials. In the footage, Stillman tackles Roman to the ground, then, while another officer arrests him, gets back up to chase Toledo.Gloves worn by Roman tested positive for gunshot residue, according to Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy. He said seven shell casings recovered by officers matched the handgun Roman is previously seen using and that he says Toledo later appears to be carrying.Roman now faces felony charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, as well as child endangerment and violating probation, according to Murphy.‘Show me your f—ing hands!’The police department released a video sequence that shows close-up video and freeze frames of the chase, in which Toledo appears to have a gun.Stillman can be heard on video yelling, “Police! Stop. Stop right f—ing now.” Toledo then stops at a break in the fence.Stillman yells, “Hands — show me your f—ing hands.” Toledo then drops what seems to be a gun behind a fence, according to officials. As the officer yells, “Drop it!” Toledo put both of his hands up. In less than one second according to the prosecutors’ account, Toledo allegedly tosses the gun behind the fence, and is shot by the officer.Initial reports claimed that Toledo had a gun in his hands when he was shot, but the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said those claims are false.Toledo then falls to his knees and lays on the ground, on the video.Pronounced dead at the sceneIn the footage, Stillman can be heard reporting that shots were fired by police and he called an ambulance to the scene. He made attempts to revive Toledo, telling him to “stay with him,” but the teen was unresponsive. At one point, Stillman says he didn’t feel a heartbeat and performs CPR on Toledo.In a statement to ABC News, Stillman’s attorney Tim Grace said “the officer was faced with a life-threatening and deadly force situation. All prior attempts to deescalate and gain compliance with all of the officers’ lawful orders had failed.”Toledo did not have identification on him at the time of the shooting, according to officials. He was fingerprinted multiple times, but nothing came up. Missing persons reports were also checked.Roman gave a fake name when questioned about Toledo’s identity and denied knowing Toledo or firing any shots, according to police and prosecutors.On March 31, detectives contacted Toledo’s mother, Elizabeth, to tell her that her son matched the description of someone in the morgue. She identified her son that day. In a statement, the family expressed anger that officials waited two days before calling the family.Who was Adam Toledo?Adam Toledo was a seventh grader at Gary Elementary School, his family said in a statement.“[He] enjoyed sports and was a good kid. He did not deserve to die the way he did,” the statement said. “The Toledo Family will seek justice for this reprehensible crime.”In another statement, the Toledo family addressed “hurtful and false” mischaracterizations of Adam “as a lonely child of the street who had no one to turn to. This is simply not true. Adam was a loved and supported 13-year-old boy. He lived with his mother, his 90-year-old grandfather, and two of his siblings. His father was in his life. They all loved him very much. The Toledo family is a close-knit family. They look after each other.”Weiss Ortiz P.C. is representing the Toledo family.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more