Dodgers Stadium Express bus from Union Station is free to ticket-holders

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first_imgLOS ANGELES — For the seventh year, baseball fans will have the option of taking a shuttle bus from Union Station to games at Dodger Stadium, beginning with tonight’s exhibition game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.Meanwhile, fans in the South Bay will be able to catch a shuttle from the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, with the buses taking advantage of the Metro Express Lanes along the Harbor (110) Freeway to reach Dodger Stadium, according to Metro.The Dodger Stadium Express bus is free for people with game-day tickets. It will start running from Union Station 90 minutes before the first pitch and continue for 45 minutes after games, according to Metro. Buses will run roughly every 10 minutes.The Harbor Gateway service will begin starting two hours before game time, and also end 45 minutes after the game. Those shuttles will run about every 20 minutes. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error More than 245,000 fans took the Dodger Stadium Express from Union Station last year, up from 216,000 in 2014.The fares of ticket-holding fans are covered under a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee. Funding for the Harbor Gateway service is provided by Metro’s ExpressLanes Net Toll Reinvestment Grant Program.The pickup spot for the Union Station shuttle will be at the front of the station near the taxi zone adjacent to Alameda Street. It will have two drop-off points — one behind left/center field and the other at the Top Deck.The Harbor Gateway shuttle will drop passengers behind right field.last_img read more

Use Google Street View Maps & Serve More Time

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first_img“‘Internet, virtual, street-level map’ means any map or image that contains the picture or pictures of homes, buildings, or people that are taken and dispensed, electronically, over the Internet or by a computer network, where the picture can be accessed by entering the address of the home, building, or person.”Nola, a New Orleans-based online news site attached to the Times-Picayune, reports that a burglar is liable to get a lot less extra time than a terrorist. “Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, who handled Adley’s bill on the House floor, said that if the map is used in an act of terrorism, the legislation requires a judge to impose an additional minimum sentence of at least 10 years onto the terrorist act.”Worries about terrorist use of the Internet, including maps, has never been far from the headlines since the attacks on 9/11. The additional penalty, according to the bill’s wording, is to be served consecutively, not concurrently, with “the sentence imposed for the underlying offense.”Top photo by Byron GoslineBottom photo by Ken Lund Tags:#Google#Government#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The state legislature in the U.S. state of Louisiana has passed a law adding extra time for committing a crime with an online map. Senate Bill 151 adds at least one year to the sentence of any criminal found guilty of using an “Internet, virtual, street-level map” like Google Maps with Street View to commit a crime. center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Stay On Message

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first_imgA few years ago, I spoke to a big sales organization. Their leadership team was brilliant. They were all on message, and the message was powerful. But it fell flat with the sales force. I wasn’t sure why it didn’t inspire them. For some reason it just didn’t resonate.It’s always nice to be invited back to speak, and I was fortunate to have an opportunity to speak to this same sales organization a year later. Their leadership team was once again brilliant in their delivery. They were all on message. But this time, the message was different. The salespeople seemed to enjoy their sales conference, but they weren’t inspired to act, and the message again didn’t seem to resonate.I was invited back a third time. As they were preparing me to incorporate my message into this year’s theme, I recognized that the message had changed a third time. That’s three changes in three years. It was then that I realized why nothing seemed to inspire or resonate with the sales force: the message changes every year.Two Kinds of Sales OrganizationsAs I have spoken to sales organizations, I have found there are two kinds of sales organizations.One type changes their theme and their message each year. This group believes that their organizational priorities need to change from year to year. They believe their theme needs to change, the message needs to change, and the content needs to change. Other than the people, it’s difficult to know it’s the same sales organization.The other type of sales organization doesn’t ever really change their message. Unlike the first group, these companies know exactly who they are, exactly what they do, and exactly why they do. They never really change the message because it doesn’t need to change. This group seeks better execution and more true believers. They know that their conference is about reiterating the message and winning hearts and minds.It’s hard to be inspired when every year the message changes. How can you believe that this year’s shiny object is going to solve all of your problems and bring success when “who you are” and “what you do” has changed three times in three years? The sales force simply waits you out. And they’re right to. If you really need to make change, you need to draw a line in the sand and stay on message until you get the change you need.The reason people are energized by the same message (even though it might be delivered using different words and ideas), is because it provides meaning. The repetition deepens the belief. It means the path you are on is the right path and that it leads to success.The trick is to stay on message.QuestionsDo you stay on message? Does your company stay on message? Or does the message continually change?How long does it take to execute real change? How much can you accomplish in a year?How do you stay on message while still providing inspiration and something to motivate your team?Why is “new” always so tempting?last_img read more

Metta World Peace arrives in Manila, satisfies Filipino food craving

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first_imgMetta World Peace craves for Filipino food. Photo from his Twitter accountFormer NBA player Metta World Peace arrived in Manila Saturday for a quick trip to the Philippines.“Just arrived in Manila .. Love the Filipino people. Halo halo time!!!” said World Peace in a tweet, hours after complaining about his flight getting delayed.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 5center_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ After landing, World Peace immediately satisfied his craving for Filipino Food and dined at a local restaurant in Makati.It’s time!!! #manilla pic.twitter.com/VpLdKe6FcKFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) August 12, 2017 The former Los Angeles Laker, who was known as Ron Artest before having his name legally changed, will only spend less than a day in the Philippines, according to Snippet Media’s Kristina Maralit.Earlier, he asked his Twitter followers for leads on where to find the best street ball park in Manila. It is unsure whether he will have time to play ball while here.World Peace’s 16-year-old son Jeron Artest is born to a Filipino mother.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Cricket in India set for season of change

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first_imgMonday marks a seamless transition from the Olympics to India’s ‘real’ national sport and favourite pastime, cricket, after the sentimental ‘national sport’, hockey, took a nosedive in London. The Olympics close on Sunday and after a few postmortems, which are expected to be fruitless, the below-par performances of the failed Indian athletes will be buried for good.Cricket gradually started making news again on Sunday as the under-19 World Cup began in Australia campaign, though India began with a defeat against the West Indies in Townsville.M.S. Dhoni and Team India must gear up for the new cricket season.It’s a season of change for India. Changes will be made in several spheres, from the national selection committee to the domestic tournaments. The home rush will start, with a short preparatory camp in Hyderabad for the India-New Zealand Test series beginning there on August 23. This will be followed by long series against England, Pakistan and Australia. In between, the Twenty20 World Cup will be played in Sri Lanka next month.It’s a chock-a-block home season following India’s forgettable tours to England and Australia last year, when India lost eight successive Test matches.The new season brings fresh hope. With a majority of the matches to be played in India, fans are looking ahead to some favourable results on home turf. These matches will give the team an opportunity to redeem itself from the post-World Cup horror performances of last year.It will also be a season in which one of the famed batting pillars, VVS Laxman, might just retire. The ageing-but-stylish Hyderabad batsman is widely believed to be on his last legs of international cricket, especially after he failed to live up to his own high standards on the previous tour of Australia.advertisementConspiracy theories also work overtime when it comes to retirements in India. A few days before the selectors met on Friday to pick the team for the two-Test series against New Zealand, someone told me that Laxman’s days in international cricket were numbered, quoting sources close to the batsman.As it turned out, Laxman was picked for both Tests against New Zealand. Again, some people reasoned that since it was the last time the K. Srikkanth-led selection was picking a Test squad they didn’t want to invite criticism by unceremoniously dropping Laxman. Four of the five selectors will be changed at the BCCI AGM next month upon completing their tenure and, people insist that they perhaps want to depart without controversies.A new panel, with Mohinder Amarnath most probably heading it, will be constituted to pick teams starting with the England series and they might have a different outlook on Laxman and other players. All in all, the new season is set to ring in many changes.Team India stars get ‘shot’ at the KotlaDelhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla played host to the ad shoot.On thursday, Ferozeshah Kotla ground had some surprise but welcome visitors. The highprofile gang of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, Ajinkya Rahane, and Pragyan Ojha descended to do a shoot for Nike, the official apparel suppliers to the Indian team.They arrived at the Kotla in the afternoon, after the Delhi Ranji team’s conditioning session had ended, and remained there till close to midnight, shooting under the floodlights.The shoot was for Nike’s new commercial for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is set to be played in Sri Lanka next month.”The players batted, bowled and did some catching and fielding in front of the cameras. Kohli, for instance, batted in the nets against a bowling machine,” someone who was present at the shooting told Mail Today.”Ishant Sharma’s coach Shrawan Kumar put them through their paces from behind the camera as the players did some catching and fielding drills as part of the shoot. In the evening, the floodlights were switched on and the shooting went on till around 11 pm. Some of the players who were present there did not face the camera and stayed put in a room,” he said.Coach tells Ishant to improve use of creaseDelhi pacer Ishant Sharma.Shrawan Kumar, coach of Delhi pacer Ishant Sharma has given a few tips to his famous ward who has staged a comeback to the national team for this month’s Test series against New Zealand. Kumar who observed Ishant, 23, at a net session at Delhi’s Ramjas College ground said he was satisfied that Ishant doesn’t have the no-ball problem anymore, but spotted areas that could be improved.”The pitch and ground conditions were not ideal… so it was understandable that Ishant didn’t go flat out… But what I noticed during his bowling was that his deliveries were getting angled as he was not bowling close to the stumps,” Kumar told Mail Today.advertisement”He has a natural bowling action. I told him to bowl from closer to the stumps because if you bowl like that, batsmen would keep guessing as to whether it’d be an in-swinger or an out-swinger. If you bowl away from stumps, it becomes easy for batsmen to pick the ball,” he explained.A Test match specialist, Ishant has captured 133 wickets in 45 Tests and 64 in 47 ODIs. If he remains fit, he is set to add many more scalps to his kitty this season.–Former India hockey captain Ashok Kumar.Ashok Kumar(in pic), former India hockey captain and son of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand, fondly remembers the only time he gave a motorcycle ride to his illustrious father. It was in Delhi in 1975 when Ashok Kumar’s contemporary, Charles Cornelius, fell ill and was admitted to the Army Hospital. “That was the only time ‘babuji’ (Dhyan Chand) rode my Java motorcycle. Actually, three of us rode the bike to go the hospital; the third person was Kishan Lal ‘dada’, also a former captain,” Ashok Kumar told Mail Today. “The bike was a gift from ‘babuji’ and it cost `3,000 in 1975. At the time, we didn’t have the money to buy a car.”last_img

18 days agoLiverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injury

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool hopeful Salah avoided serious injuryby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are hopeful Mohamed Salah has avoided a serious injury after a challenge from Hamza Choudhury in the win over Leicester City on Saturday.Salah limped off the Anfield turf after Choudhury chopped him from behind.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was fuming over the incident, insisting the midfielder should have been sent off instead of cautioned.The Mirror says Liverpool are confident Salah will return to full fitness by the end of the international break.There were fears the Egyptian had suffered an Achilles injury. last_img read more

Education Ministry Embarks on Early-Childhood Master Teachers Programme

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first_img The initiative is being jointly undertaken with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), and the United States Embassy in Jamaica, which is funding the engagement at a cost of approximately US$20,000. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has embarked on a Zone Leader Master Teachers Programme, designed to identify and address leadership challenges at the early-childhood level. The programme was launched at the Caenwood Centre on Arnold Road in Kingston, on Monday (December 2). Story Highlights The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has embarked on a Zone Leader Master Teachers Programme, designed to identify and address leadership challenges at the early-childhood level.The initiative is being jointly undertaken with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), and the United States Embassy in Jamaica, which is funding the engagement at a cost of approximately US$20,000.The programme was launched at the Caenwood Centre on Arnold Road in Kingston, on Monday (December 2).Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said the Programme will address various leadership issues through mentorship, coaching and a range of other best practices, noting that “Jamaica needs to quickly increase the number of quality teachers at the early-childhood level”.While acknowledging that the early-childhood system provides a fairly “good foundation” for advancing the education of the nation’s children, the Minister contended that it “needs a lot of additional strengthening”.This, he contended, is imperative as “the quality of our early childhood sector has a direct relationship with the wider economy”.Against this background, Senator Reid advised that the programme will not only train teachers at the early-childhood level to better master their craft and better educate infants through the Brain Builders programme but also revolutionise the sector.In this regard, the Minister thanked the Embassy for funding the initiative’s implementation.The Embassy’s Counsellor for Public Affairs, Jeremiah Knight, said they are pleased to be a part of the undertaking, noting that “no one can deny the importance of… focusing on this [early-childhood] area of education”.ECC Chair, Trisha Williams-Singh, said the programme is a welcome intervention and milestone, as it will provide peer support for the system’s 10,000-plus practitionerslast_img read more

Another 11 Ships to Fly the Danish Flag

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first_imgDanish shipping registries will soon expand with another 11 vessels which are set to fly the Danish flag.The units in questions are the ones belonging to the fleets of Danish shipping companies TORM and Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, according to the Danish Maritime Authority.“This builds on the historic milestone when Danish shipping registries recently reached 20 million GT,” the authority informed.Even though Denmark is not the world’s biggest ship registry, it is now in front when it comes to growth rate over the past year, which means that in just one month, the Danish International Shipping Register has grown from 20 to 20.5 million GT, with more than 700 ships registered in DIS.“It is encouraging to see the Danish flag continuing its growth. Our political initiatives are having a positive effect, and we will continue the efforts to reduce administrative burdens, digitalize and improve the framework conditions and overall service for the industry,” Brian Mikkelsen, Minister of Business, Industry and Growth, said.last_img read more

Manitoba liberal leader denies she mishandled residential school survivor claims

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first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsThe head of the provincial Liberal party in Manitoba is denying any involvement in mishandling compensation claims of residential school survivors.The accusations against Rana Bokhari were first reported by APTN Investigates two years agoBokhari spoke to APTN Wednesday.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (14,504.13 up 77.51 points).ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Unchanged at 7.5 cents on 16.2 million shares.Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up three cents, or 0.68 per cent, to $4.41 on 11.9 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 86 cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $44.58 on 9.6 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down one cent, or 0.45 per cent to $2.21 on 6.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Unchanged at $8.33 on 6.8 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down three cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $6.99 on 6.8 million shares.Companies reporting:Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B). Up 69 cents or 2.4 per cent to $29.62. Quebecor’s chief financial officer Jean-Francois Pruneau has been appointed to head the company’s Videotron business after the departure of its previous CEO. The company’s new chief financial officer is Hugues Simard, who had been with the company from 1998 to 2017, while Marc Tremblay has been promoted to Quebecor’s chief operating officer. Bausch Health Companies Inc. (TSX:BHC). Up $1.26 or 4.4 per cent to $29.75. Bausch Health is predicting revenue growth this year as the drug maker emerges from a mountain of debt and lawsuits. CEO Joseph Papa said Monday he expects Bausch — formerly known as Valeant Pharmaceuticals — will double revenue from its seven major products to between US$150 million and US$300 million, driving overall sales growth. Papa, in presentation notes ahead of a health-care conference in San Francisco, said he aims to put another US$1 billion-plus toward debt reduction and “bolt-on” acquisitions in 2019. The Canadian Presslast_img read more