USC, Coliseum look to iron out renovations

first_imgThe Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission would be unable to gather the $60 million required to make the promised renovations to the Coliseum, leaving USC and university officials to ponder the school’s future in the 88-year-old stadium.Tradition · USC has played its home football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since the venue opened in Exposition Park in 1923. – Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojan In the days since the report, officials from both the commission and the university have remained confident their working relationship can continue without issue.Kristina Raspe, associate senior vice president for real estate and asset management said the university intends to work with the commission to make the renovations and keep USC at the Coliseum.“USC remains committed to working with the Coliseum Commission to find a way to achieve the improvements needed for the Coliseum to become a first-class stadium once again,” Raspe said in astatement.The Coliseum, which hosts all USC home football games, is under the authority of the commission, a nine-member committee comprised of city, county and state officials that oversee the sports complex and is funded solely by the revenue from its facilities.The commission and USC agreed to an extendable 25-year lease in 2008, which allowed for USC to continue playing in the stadium while portioning 8 percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million to the commission annually as well as giving USC the right of first refusal if an NFL team were to propose relocation to the grounds.The 2008 agreement also provided a list of renovations the commission committed to achieve.Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks, a member of the Coliseum Commission and councilman for the USC area, also stressed the continued strong relationship between the university and the commission.“Once the [2008] lease was signed, we’ve had a very smooth relationship with the university and created a better environment,” Parks said.Parks also noted the commission’s efforts to continue to keep the interests of all parties involved in the Coliseum ­— the university as well as the city, county and state — in mind and at the forefront of the commission’s decisions moving forward.If the commission is indeed unable to meet the expectations of the renovations, under the terms of the current contract between the parties, the university could pay for and implement the renovations to the noticeably aging Coliseum on its own terms. If USC were to take over the renovation work, the contract would relieve the university from paying rent to the commission, according to the Los Angeles Times.The university could also ask for a master lease on the Coliseum, which would transfer the responsibility for repairs and maintenance to USC while requiring the university to pay rent to either the commission or the state. Both options would allow USC to continue to play at the stadium.Conversely, USC could elect to end its long-term residency at the Exposition Park facility and move to another location, as it threatened to do during tenuous negotiations with the commission in 2007.The commission is expected to have a $302,000 operating loss for the fiscal year ending June 30, but the commission’s books would be stable for at least the next 12 months, according to the Los Angeles Times.A new $6-million electronic scoreboard to be unveiled during the 2011 season was recently announced as part of the planned renovations.Parks said the improvement to the scoreboard was chosen by the commission to help modernize the Coliseum’s fan experience.last_img read more

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2020-09-17

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City of Tenino Acquires ‘Go To Meeting’ to Conduct Open Public…

first_imgFacebook20Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoResponding to the recent COVID-19 Proclamations issued by Governor Inslee, the City of Tenino has announced the acquisition of “Go To Meeting” for the conduct of Open Public Meetings by the Tenino City Council, the Tenino Planning Commission, and the Tenino Civil Service Commission.  Detailed information about how the City will comply with the terms of the proclamations is available here:  https://cityoftenino.us/city-govt/page/impact-covid-19-public-meetings-and-public-records-requestThe first use of the new meeting software will be for the Regular City Council Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020, beginning at 6:30 pm.   A link to the meeting will be posted to the City’s Website no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, April 13, 2020, for those interested in attending.The latest proclamation also waived or suspended certain sections of Washington’s Public Record Act.  The City’s established procedures do not need modification due to the Proclamation and the City’s Public Records Officer remains available via email to respond to any Public Records Request.  However, the easiest way to request Public Records from the City is via links on the City’s web page as follows:Law Enforcement Records:  https://cityoftenino.us/police/webform/request-law-enforcement-recordsAll other records:  https://cityoftenino.us/community/webform/public-records-request-non-law-enforcementlast_img read more

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2020-08-05

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TRT™ Wins Awards in Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

first_imgRED BANK – The Two River Times™ won six awards in the New Jersey Press Associa­tion’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2012.In advertising, the paper’s production manager, Chris Draper, won a first place award in the Best Restaurant/ Entertainment Ads category for weekly newspapers, under 6,500 circulation, for an ad called “Just Restaurants.” Draper also won third place in the Best Home Furnishings/Appliances Ad category with an advertisement called “Serving Up Savings.”The Two River Times™’ Paint the Town Pink special section, which was published May 4, 2012, received two awards. Draper won second place for his work on the section in the category Best External Promotional Piece or Media Kit. Cyndy Mernick, head of The Two River Times™ layout and design, and the newspaper’s staff won second place for the Packaging the News – Special Section category.Mernick and the staff also won a third place for Pack­aging the News – Features Section Layout and Content for the Sept. 28 features section.Joan Ellis, the paper’s film critic, won a third place award in the Reporting, Writing and Illustration – Arts and Entertainment Writing category for her review of the movie Arbitrage.Eligible entries were published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. The contest is judged by professionals who are independent of the New Jersey Press Association.The awards were presented in the editorial categories at Press Night on Thursday, April 25, 2013 and the advertising awards were presented Thursday, April 11, during the Spring Awards Celebration in Hamilton.last_img read more

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2020-08-04

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2015 Ohio State Fair Reserve Champion Market Steer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Oliver McGuire of Champaign County was the exhibitor of the 2015 Reserve Champion Market Steer. Ty Higgins caught up with him after the show.last_img

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2019-12-18

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Why iPhone 5 Users On Sprint & Verizon Still Lack Simultaneous Voice & Data

first_imgTags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The more things change, the more they stay the same. Apple’s newest iPhone finally brings 4G LTE to the device, a long awaited transition, but customers of Sprint and Verizon find themselves in a familiar situation. The iPhone 5 on both carriers will not allow simultaneous voice calls and data transmission, a feature AT&T long has lorded over its rivals. A combination of technology restraints and design decisions by Apple once again leave Sprint and Verizon customers without a feature that, theoretically, should be very simple.Consumers want technology to work. They do not much care how. But a quick explanation of LTE, as simplified as possible, informs why the iPhone 5 on Sprint and Verizon does allow simultaneous voice and data usage.On its most basic level, LTE is a wireless standard designed to send data from one point to another. It functions on an Internet Protocol-based standard that is more akin to Wi-Fi than traditional cellular service. LTE, for the most part, does not yet have a dedicated speech channel for voice calls, as “2G” and “3G” do. Companies are working on the function, known as Voice Over LTE, (VoLTE), but it is very limited and not ready for public consumption.So how can many LTE phones, including Samsung LTE smartphones on Sprint and Verizon, support simultaneous voice and data? There are two reasons for this.AT&T and T-Mobile operate on a standard called Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM). Sprint and Verizon’s networks are built on a different standard known as Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). LTE is a natural extension of GSM. When smartphone manufacturers develop phones for various carriers, they decide what types of antennas to use based on the wavelength a carrier uses to transmit its signal, commonly referred to as a spectrum band. LTE runs on multiple bands, requiring multiple antennas. For AT&T, this is not a problem. The same architecture that supports its GSM-based voice function can also access data on LTE bands. For CDMA, a third antenna is necessary to handle this function. Consequently, when you make a call on your 4G LTE smartphone, your voice is not actually transmitted via LTE but rather a 3G network. The phone switches from the LTE band to the 3G band. On AT&T this requires two antennas. For Sprint and Verizon, it would require three to support the “switchback” to the CDMA-based 3G network. “This quite literally means you drop from 4G LTE to 3G WCDMA (where voice and data are already multiplexed) for the call, then hand back up to LTE when you’re finished,” wrote Brian Klug, senior editor of smartphones at AnandTech. “This is the way that voice works at the moment for all GSM/WCDMA carriers, and on all those handsets with LTE to date,” Samsung can support simultaneous voice and data on LTE smartphones because they decided to implement that third antenna. Apple did not. According to reports, the motivation for this was to not only create a very thin smartphone, but to simplify manufacturing so Apple can make as few unique versions of the iPhone as possible while still hitting as many LTE-capable markets as possible. As reported by Klug, according to FCC documents, two unique versions of the iPhone 5 exist that are nearly identical except for the types of antennas they include. To support simultaneous voice and data on Sprint and Verizon, Apple would have had to make a third unique version. Doing so would complicate the manufacturing process and cut into Apple’s profit margin, something the iPhone maker is very protective of.In the end, the iPhone 5’s functionality is motivated by profit. Sprint and Verizon customers are still going to buy the iPhone 5, with or without simultaneous voice and data. The are used to doing without it, so it does not behoove Apple to change its design to achieve a marginal result. Essentially, for Apple it is more headache than it is worth. The only way it will change, outside of a drastic change of course in Apple’s design and manufacturing approach, is when VoLTE becomes ready for public use, eliminating the need to fallback to 3G networks for voice capabilities. As it stands, VoLTE is not expected to be ready for widespread use until 2015-16.  The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

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2019-12-15

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Social Media: Kicking It Old School [Cartoon]

first_imgRelated Posts (Click the image for a larger version.)Cartoon produced by John Atkinson / Wrong HandsLede image via Shutterstock Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Step into the Wayback Machine for a moment. How did we ever catch up with old friends, check our location, track professional contacts, publish our thoughts for others to read, and look at cat pictures before the Internet?Oh, right. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#social media Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… david hamiltonlast_img read more

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2019-12-15

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Batsmen happy as 2nd India-NZ Test ends in draw

first_imgVirender Sehwag produced an entertaining innings after New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum snuffed out any chances of an India win with a career-best maiden double century on the fifth and final day of the second Test in Hyderabad on Tuesday.SCORECARDIndia were 68 for no loss, with Sehwag on 54 and Gambhir on 14, when stumps were drawn for the final time in the match as for the second time in the series the battle between the two rivals ended in a tame draw.The two teams now head to Nagpur for the third and final Test starting on Saturday.New Zealand set an improbable target of 326 in 30 overs after declaring their second innings at tea, at 448 for eight, with an overall lead of 326 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.Sehwag then displayed his pyrotechnics and in company of Gautam Gambhir entertained the crowd with his dazzling stroke-play before the two captains agreed to call it off.After a 96-run innings in his first essay, Sehwag hit six fours and a six during his breezy knock in his second attempt on Tuesday.Earlier McCullum (225), who was opening only for the second time in his career, became only the second New Zealander to post a double century on Indian soil, after Bert Sutcliffe’s 230 in Delhi way back in 1955.At tea the visitors, having stretched their lead to 326, were placed at 448 for the loss of eight wickets. Wicketkeeper Hopkins was unbeaten on 11, while giving him company was Brent Arnel, batting on one.During his monumental innings, McCullum was involved in one century and a half-century stand, besides the 125-run partnership for the opening wicket with Tim McIntosh on Monday.advertisementThe dashing Kiwi opener, who was dropped by Cheteshwar Pujara at forward short-leg on 148, smashed 22 boundaries and four sixes during his tenure at the crease that saw him record his sixth Test century, the last one coming against Australia in Wellington earlier in March this year.A couple of wickets in quick succession by S Sreesanth, including the one of McCullum, and Suresh Raina’s dismissal of Daniel Vettori 12 minutes after lunch, brought the crowds on their toes.But probably it came a bit too late for the hosts to give themselves a realistic chance of going for a win and taking a 1-0 lead in the series.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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2019-11-28

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Renewal of Certificates of Currency – Season 1, 2014

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) would like to extend to all affiliates its best wishes for the busy season ahead.We also would like to thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing the best possible product and experience to the Touch Football participant and the recognised affiliated pathway to participation.This communication is to outline information related to the TFA National Insurance Scheme Policy.The policy renewal process for Season 1, 2014 is currently being prepared. We feel it is important to canvas with affiliates the process for renewing Certificates of Currency (CoC) at this point in time, to allow preparations and communications to affiliated members’ to commence.The National Insurance Policy Manual, Player Injury Insurance Cover brochure and poster for affiliates is also currently available via the www.touchfootball.com.au website.To ensure your affiliate can access its Season 1, 2014 Certificate of Currency from late January 2014, all affiliated members must be fully financial and have completed the necessary compliance requirements with regard to Affiliate Regulations as required by your state office. Otherwise, we expect all affiliate certificates to be distributed by Thursday, 30 January 2014. If you require priority access to your certificates, please provide us advanced notice. Please also contact your local state office to confirm your email address.For more information, please click on the attachment below.Related Filesrenewal_of_certificates_of_currency_season_1_2014_jan_2014-pdfRelated LinksCertificates of Currencylast_img read more

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2019-11-07

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Hit us with your best shot!

first_imgHit us with your best shot!We have an amazing new Instagram competition for participants at the 2014 National Youth Championships thanks to our friends at Sunshine Coast Destination.Don’t miss out on the chance to win these amazing prizes below:–           2 x 30 minute sessions at the Big Kart Track–           2 x swim with Whales or a double dive on the ex-HMAS Brisbane (for the winner to decide)All you have to do is post a picture on Instagram by 4.00pm on Thursday of you and your team at your favourite Sunshine Coast destination and use the hashtag #visitsunshinecoast and #nationalyouthchamps as well as tag ‘Touch Football Australia’.We will select the best two photos, so get clicking and good luck!Related LinksInstagram Competitionlast_img read more

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2019-11-07

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9 months agoMan City star Bernardo Silva: Boly has apologised to me

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City star Bernardo Silva: Boly has apologised to meby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City star Bernardo Silva says Wolves defender Willy Boly apologised after his red card tackle during last night’s 3-0 win.Boly was shown a 19th minute red card for a lunge on the Portuguese.Speaking after the game, Silva, who has shone in the centre of midfield this term, revealed: “It was quite a bad tackle but I’m fine.“Yes, he did apologise at the end of the game. These things happen.“You don’t do it on purpose, I think, and he said that. Everything is fine, it’s football.”Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo said he had no problem with red card: “It was very close to me and I think it’s a clear red card.” last_img read more

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2019-10-28

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