Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment They must also offer additional channels either individually or in small packages of up to 10 channels.Starting on Dec. 1, television service providers will have to offer customers the additional channels both individually and in small packages.The CRTC says the new options will enable Canadians to create their own packages for TV services. The CRTC says it’s renewing the licences of most TV service providers for one year, rather than the usual seven-year term.The federal regulator says the change will allow it to closely monitor the way companies implement the new TV choices that will be available to customers later this year.Since March 1, licensed television service providers must offer a basic package priced at no more than $25 a month, not including the cost of equipment. Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter read more
A man will have to undergo surgery after he was shot with an arrow overnight in London, Ont. Police say they received a 9-1-1 call around 12:50 p.m. Tuesday from a person reporting a male had been hit by an arrow.Officers arrived on scene and found the man suffering from a life threatening injury. He was transported to hospital and is undergoing surgery.Police say no arrests have been made at this time and investigators are still trying to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.
MySpace se rapproche de FacebookAnciens rivaux, MySpace et Facebook vont bientôt se rapprocher, selon News Corporation, qui possède le site web musical.Les deux sites étaient rivaux au milieu des années 2000. Aujourd’hui, le réseau social Facebook a largement dépassé MySpace, et revendique plus de 500 millions d’inscrits contre 100 millions pour le site musical. Et c’est pour la première fois qu’ils vont se rapprocher.À lire aussiL’effet terrible et inattendu de la 5G sur les insectesEn quoi consiste ce rapprochement ? Un nouveau service, Mashup, va faire son apparition. Grâce à lui, les internautes qui ont un compte MySpace peuvent d’un clic y transférer leur profil Facebook. Il sera également possible d’utiliser la fonction “j’aime” (ou “like” en version anglaise) de Facebook sur MySpace.Selon l’AFP, les utilisateurs de ce site web pouvaient déjà synchroniser les informations qu’ils publient sur Facebook. Un million d’internautes se sont laissés tenter par cette option jusqu’à maintenant.A la fin du mois dernier, MySpace avait déjà entrepris une refonte graphique de ses pages, plus épurées. Et dans un récent entretien accordé au Telegraph, Mike Jones, directeur général de MySpace, dévoilait une partie de sa nouvelle stratégie (voir notre article) en expliquant que son site n’avait plus vocation à être un réseau social.Le 19 novembre 2010 à 16:29 • Emmanuel Perrin read more
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo’s epic open-world take on its classic fantasy adventure franchise, already looks like one of the most massive games Nintendo has ever produced. But the game that launches on March 3 for both the Wii U and new Nintendo Switch won’t be the complete version. Nintendo has just announced that starting on launch day Breath of the Wild owners can purchase an “Expansion Pass” for downloadable Zelda content.For $20 Zelda players on both Wii U and Nintendo Switch can buy two sets of content: one coming in the summer and the other releasing during the holidays. The summer pack includes a new Cave of Trials challenge, and upgraded in-game map, and a hard mode for a game that already appears to be one of the more difficult Zelda titles to survive. The holiday pack adds an entirely new dungeon and storyline, just in time to make the game more enticing to folks picking up the Switch for the first time. Unfortunately, these packs are only available in this season pass. You can’t buy them separately. But the pass does come with some other perks like new treasure chests and a Switch t-shirt Link can wear right away on March 3.Season passes are that curious recent AAA gaming idea that charges users upfront for content released over a period of time. With its open-world format Breath of the Wild has already shown that Nintendo is willing to take inspiration from modern AAA games like Far Cry and The Witcher. We shouldn’t be too surprised these modern business models have also been lifted. The company has gone full Ubisoft. This also seems to confirm a recent Nintendo Switch UI leak that mentions the ability to sell season passes.This isn’t even the first Nintendo season pass. Mario Golf: World Tour and the recent Fire Emblems sold content this way as did action-packed Zelda spin-off Hyrule Warriors. Mario Kart 8 also sold DLC in two big content packs spaced six months apart, the same content appearing in the upcoming Switch port Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This is just the first mainline Zelda game to offer DLC.The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in development for at least four years across two platforms, one of which is virtually dead. It’s the first original HD Zelda game. It takes place in a huge open-world Nintendo has never made before and features voice-acting. All this to say it was probably a very expensive game to produce for a company with profits not as high as they used to be. So we shouldn’t be surprised Nintendo is trying to recoup as much money as possible with season passes and $100 collector’s editions. Other game companies do it all the time. I just hope the DLC is worth it, and given how great The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has looked and played so far, I have faith.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on target read more
The Brazilian forward has been having great performances both with the national team and with English Premier League club Everton.Brazilian forward Richarlison has been with Everton since joining in the summer. And he was also called up to the Brazil national team after his impressive start with the Blues.His impressive form has been noted for the past six months with club and country, and he hopes he can continue delivering like that.“I think it’s really important we’re united both on and off the pitch,” he told the club’s official website.“We do everything together, we have breakfast together, lunch together, and we’re developing strongly together every day.”“Being knocked out of the Cup [at Millwall] really hurt us because we really wanted to progress in that competition,” he explained.“We aimed to put things right in training, working on the set plays, and I think we corrected a lot of those things against Huddersfield.”“There was the red card and we managed to absorb their pressure for the rest of the game,” the Brazilian added.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We really went out there and gave our all. We needed those three points to move up the table.”“Now we have Wolves on Saturday and they’re a good team,” he continued.“I think it’s going to be a great game and they are two points ahead of us so it’s important that we get the win. We’ll do everything to finish in the highest position possible and fight to the end.”💪 | The lying down headed pass, brought to you by @Richarlison97.LOVE that commitment! 💪 #EFC— Everton (@Everton) January 16, 2019 read more
Crude prices fell early on Thursday as concerns over a global glut took center stage after Russia and Iran said they were ready to raise oil production further, while inventories in the United States climbed slightly.The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday that oil markets would likely take until 2017 to re-balance and that there was no major economic slowdown.International Brent crude futures were trading at $45.36 per barrel at 0048 GMT, down 44 cents from their last settlement.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 40 cents at $43.78 a barrel after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said that crude stocks rose slightly, by 2.1 million barrels last week.Russia said on Wednesday it was prepared to push oil production to historic highs, just days after a global deal to freeze output levels collapsed and Saudi Arabia threatened to flood markets with more crude.Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Russia was “in theory” able to raise production to 12 million or even 13 million barrels per day (bpd) from current record levels of close to 11 million bpd.Meanwhile, Iran, determined to regain market share following the lifting of international sanctions last January, reiterated its intention to reach output of 4 million bpd as soon as possible.With major producers in the Middle East and Russia seemingly racing to raise production, much will depend on U.S. shale drillers and demand to determine how long the global glut lasts which sees between 1 million and 2 million barrels of crude pumped every day in excess of demand.”Any hope of market re-balancing from the current surplus in supply (lies) on the predicted decline in U.S. oil production,” French bank BNP Paribas said.IEA chief Fatih Birol said on Thursday he expected the oil market to come back into balance from oversupply by next year, although he warned that this was provided there were no major economic shocks.Speaking in Japan, Birol said the IEA expects non-OPEC oil production to fall by about 700,000 bpd this year.”The U.S. accounts for the bulk of non-OPEC’s 2016 oil supply contraction of 700,000 barrels per day forecast. If the decline in the U.S. oil supply proves insufficient to tighten balances, then the oil price will remain low to further crowd out higher cost and less efficient producers, as well as stimulate demand,” BNP Paribas said. read more
An angry mob vandalises a house in Banasree from where the body of a domestic help recovered on Friday. Photo: Abdus SalamThe death of a domestic help, who allegedly committed suicide in the city’s Banasree area, sparked angry protest on Friday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased was Laily, 22, wife of Nagar Ali hailing from Phulbari upazila in Kurigram district. She used to work as a part-time domestic help at house-14/4 of Block-G, owned by a Moin Uddin, of the residential area.Quoting the employer, sources at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) said Laily came to the house in the morning. At one stage, she entered a room and locked the door from inside.An angry mob torches a car in Banasree from where the body of a domestic help recovered on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloGetting no response from the room, the inmates called the manager of the building. Later, they stormed the room breaking open the door to find her hanging.Laily was taken to the DMCH where physicians declared her dead.However, locals alleged that the domestic help was killed in a planned way.They gathered in front of the employer’s house around 4:00pm and swooped on it, said sub-inspector Tofazzal, duty officer at Khilgaon police station.The angry mob vandalised the house and torched a private car.Police bringing the situation under control. Photo: Prothom AloOn information, police rushed in and tried to pacify the mob. However, the angry locals locked into a clash with the law enforcers when a chase and counter-chase took place between the both sides.Later, police brought the situation under control firing several rubber bullets, the police officer said.Read more:Housemaid found dead in Dhaka read more
Story Links LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Samuell Williamson, who signed in November to play for the University of Louisville men’s basketball, has been selected to play in the 42nd annual McDonald’s All-American Game.A 6-7, 190-pound guard from Rockwall (Texas) High School, Williamson is having a stellar senior season. He is averaging 25.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists this season while helping Rockwall achieve a 23-5 record and a No. 6 ranking among Texas 6A teams. In his last game on Tuesday, Williamson scored 29 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out four assists to lead Rockwall High School to a 72-61 victory over Rockwall-Heath. Ranked No. 33 in the 2019 ESPN 100, Williamson was honored as the MVP of the Austin Anderson Classic early in the season when he led Rockwall to four victories and the championship of the event. He topped 30 points in three straight games over two days on Dec. 27-28, scoring 35, 37 and 32 points in consecutive games.”We are thrilled for Samuell and his family for being named a McDonald’s All American,” said UofL Head Coach Chris Mack. “Sam has worked incredibly hard to this point and has a bright future on and off the court. He’s certainly a fast riser and we look forward to his days in a Cardinal uniform.”Williamson becomes the 28th McDonald’s All-America selection who has signed with Louisville, including three that signed with UofL but did not play for the Cardinals. Current Cardinal V.J. King was a 2016 selection. The 2019 game will be played at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on March 27.”Samuell Williamson is a gifted wing prospect that has shown constant progression,” said Evan Daniels, College Basketball and Recruiting Insider for 247Sports and FS1. “Williamson’s improvement over the last year is notable and he’s deserving of this honor. He has plus size for the position, a budding skill set and a scoring package that allows him to score from all three levels. Players making constant improvements to their game and taking big jumps during their senior years is something as evaluators we search for. Williamson has continued to improve since the first time we saw him and has built on that during his senior season. There are still all-star games to play out, but he has the look of a potential five-star prospect.”Williamson averaged 23.3 points, 9.7 rebounds as a junior last season in helping Rockwall to a 20-12 record, earning first team Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-state honors. He scored 21 points as his team reached the area round. The Dallas Morning News all-metro selection and district player of the year had 20 points and 11 rebounds in a game that decided the district championship last season.Williamson is one of a six-member UofL signing class that is ranked second in the nation by ESPN.com, fifth by Rivals.com and fifth by 247sports.com. All six individuals are ranked highly among the nation’s prospects, including five of the six among ESPN’s top 100. The impressive class also includes Aidan Igiehon, a 6-10, 230-pound forward from Dublin, Ireland and Lawrence Woodmere (N.Y.) Academy; David Johnson, a 6-5, 180-pound guard from Trinity High School in Louisville; Josh Nickelberry, a 6-4, 175-pound guard from Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C.; Quinn Slazinski, a 6-8, 200-pound forward from Houston and Huntington (W. Va.) Prep; and Jae’Lyn Withers, a 6-8, 215-pound forward from Charlotte, N.C. who is playing his final season at Cleveland (Ohio) Heights High School. Print Friendly Version read more
Back in November, Naughty Dog revealed that the upcoming campaign DLC for The Last of Us would be titled Left Behind, and focus on deuteragonist Ellie’s time before she met protagonist Joel. Now, it has been revealed that the DLC will be released on Valentine’s Day, February 14, so those of us that romance left behind will at least have a worthwhile experience that night.Ellie’s backstory has been covered before by the Dark Horse trade paperback, American Dreams, but there’s still more story to explore as evinced by the existence of this new prequel DLC. Left Behind focuses on Ellie’s relationship with her best friend Riley, whom she grew up with in a military boarding school. After disappearing for a few weeks, Riley returns to Ellie, and the two sneak out of the boarding school for good, which we can only assume causes tragic events that eventually lead Ellie to Joel.Though The Last of Us is one of those unique, complete experiences that should be left alone (but not behind), the overall experience of the game was just so, so good that it’s a safe bet the DLC campaign won’t cheapen that overall experience. The DLC is actually shoring up the character of Ellie, who was a great, interesting character in her own right, but was far out-shined by the heroic yet extremely flawed Joel.The Last of Us franchise is in a tough bind. The experience is phenomenal, but complete. In order for the quality and memory of TLOU to never waver, it needs to be left alone. This means if Naughty Dog wants to make more money, the developer has to lessen the quality of its pristine experience. Furthermore, if you’re a fan of the game, it’d be rough to never have a new experience with it ever again. A sequel set in the same world, but without the same characters, could also ultimately damage the original, because Naughty Dog may not be able to recreate the superb experience. Left Behind, a small prequel exploring perhaps the only important aspect of the game left somewhat unexplored, is an intelligent way to handle this dilemma.You can pre-order Left Behind now for just $14.99 — much cheaper than Valentine’s Day presents you would’ve spent on your loved one if you had one. read more
While we fret over the future of killer commando-robots, cyber weapons pose a much greater threat to everyday life.Worse than the viruses spreading through your computer, this malware is employed for military or intelligence purposes, able to identify and engage targets without human intervention.“Contrary to popular belief, this ability doesn’t necessarily require advanced artificial intelligence,” Undark reported.AdChoices广告“In fact, militaries already use some semi-autonomous or human-supervised autonomous weapons,” the news blog said. “Though so far only in limited battlefield scenarios … such as automatically detecting and shooting down enemy missiles.”Though the United Nations Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons has been discussing autonomous weapon regulations since 2017, these high-tech howitzers have been in service for decades.The first fully autonomous weapon—an anti-ship missile—was deployed by the U.S. Navy in the 1980s.“Cyber systems have been autonomous since the first computer worm copied itself and spread across different computer drives,” Paul Scharre, director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., told Undark.But while most folks are still carrying physical firearms, some advanced armies are dropping cyber cannons, which can cause damage well beyond combat zones.“Malicious computer programs that could be described as ‘intelligent autonomous agents’ are what steal people’s data, build bot-nets, lock people out of their systems until they pay ransom, and do most of the other work of cyber criminals,” according to Scott Borg, director and chief economist of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit nonprofit research institute.The Stuxnet virus, for example, emerged in 2010 as a cyber weapon jointly developed by U.S. and Israeli officials in an effort to shut down the development of Iran’s nuclear program.Last year, North Korea allegedly unleashed the WannaCry ransomware on hundreds of thousands of PCs in what is considered the largest-ever cyber-extortion scheme.“We’re mostly doing things like using cyber weapons of various kinds without an overview of where this is going, what the precedents are, and how we should be doing this,” Borg said. “We’re not having public discussions of the sort that would provide a foundation for consensus policies.”This disconnect, as Undark pointed out, has led to widespread appeals Elon Musk calling for a global ban on “killer robots.” Described as the “third revolution in warfare,” such weapons include drones, tanks, and automated machine guns.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. read more
KOLKATA: Anuradha Lohia, Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University on Tuesday blamed the students for forcing the authorities to hold the convocation at Nandan III, instead of Derozio Auditorium which is housed inside the campus.The convocation was held in the absence of Chancellor Keshari Nath Tripathi and the students of the university.At the beginning of the convocation, Professor Lohia said: “The students who are creating trouble should remember that they have come to study at Presidency University and not to stay in Hindu Hostel.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe said the Hindu Hostel building is 130 years old. When she took over as the Vice-Chancellor of the university in 2014, the students had approached her and told her that the hostel had become uninhabitable.”The state government was approached and it took some time to put everything in order,” she said.The problem started on Monday, when some agitating students did not allow Professor Lohia and the university Registrar to enter the campus. The students demanded immediate accommodation in the Hindu Hostel and shouted slogans. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedState Education minister Partha Chatterjee had criticised the students and said: “They have inherited the legacy of shouting slogans from the Left Front regime.” It was then decided that the convocation would be held at Raj Bhavan, but soon the Governor expressed his inability to be present at the function.Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee was given honorary D.Litt at the event. Chatterjee felt that the students and the university authorities should have a talk to resolve the impasse. read more
News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems February 21, 2014 — Medical X-ray exams are part of a comprehensive physical of football players at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis during the NFL Combine. 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Videos | Artificial Intelligence | July 03, 2019 VIDEO: Artificial Intelligence May Assist in Pediatric Imaging Sudhen Desai, M.D., FSIR, read more Related Content Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more read more
P&O Cruises World Voyages has seen such growth in the Australian market recently, that it has just announced that Australian agents will this July be able to book 2012 sailings at the same time as their counterparts in the UK.Previously due to British travel agents getting a head start on the Australians, agents locally had to make-do with a smaller selection of cabin types and sectors, but come this July Australians will get first dibs on World Voyages as well as traditional liner voyages between South Hampton and Australia.“Now we’re going to strategically bring that launch much further forward, so you’ll launch here at the exact same time as Britain and have fully equal opportunities to sell,” said Carol Marlow, P&O Cruises Managing Director.“The pricing will be set at the current exchange rate… which will be great for Australian travellers.”In an aside to e-Travel Blackboard, Ms Marlow adds that while sector sales haven’t yet been confirmed to also launch at the same time, this could also potentially be confirmed soon as well.P&O Cruises World Voyages is making this move due to the growth that’s building in the Australian market, with 2011 sales in January and February doubling when compared to last year.“Awareness is growing in the market… P&O Cruises World Voyages and our sister brand P&O Cruises here are two completely different products,” adds Ms Marlow.P&O Cruises World Voyages will also launch a brand new localised website in coming days.New products coming onlineIn April the brand new Azura will be ready to launch for P&O Cruises World Voyages, and the cruise line is getting ready to launch a series of fly-cruise packages in the Mediterranean for Australians, Ms Marlow revealed.Carrying just 710 passengers the Azura will be an adult-only ship and offer an intimate and refined cruising experience for those on-board. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/1a6ba/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> read more
Prior to the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise mortgage rates, they were already ticking up without any additional help.Mortgage interest rates made a significant jump from November 2015 to December 2015, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Interest rates on conventional purchase-money mortgages rose 12 basis points from 3.85 percent to 3.97 percent in December.The FHFA reported that the average interest rate on all mortgage loan increased by 10 basis points from 3.86 percent to 3.96 percent in December 2015.For conventional, 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages of $417,000 or less, the average interest rate was 4.20 percent in December, up 12 basis points from 4.08 in November.The FHFA reported that the effective interest rate, which accounts for the addition of initial fees and charges over the life of the mortgage, on all mortgage loans was 4.10 percent in December, up 9 basis points from 4.01 percent in November.In December, the average loan amount for all loans was $318,000, down $1,800 from $319,800 in November, the FHFA said.Freddie Mac reported in its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate fell 0.6 percentage points from 3.81 percent to 3.79 percent for the week ending January 28, 2016, as the Fed kept interest rates at their current level in its Federal Open Market Committee meeting. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.66 percent.The 15-year FRM averaged 3.07 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week, down from 3.10 percent last week and up from last year when it averaged 2.98 percent.According to Freddie Mac, the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 2.90 percent this week with an average 0.5 point, down from last week when it averaged 2.91 percent.Average commitment rates should be reported along with average fees and points to reflect the total upfront cost of obtaining the mortgage. Visit the following link for the Definitions. Borrowers may still pay closing costs which are not included in the survey.”The yield on the 10-year Treasury stabilized around 2 percent this week, and the 30-year mortgage rate dipped 2 basis points to 3.79 percent,” said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac. “The recent market turmoil has given the Fed pause; as was universally expected, the Fed stood pat this week but kept its options open for a rate increase in March. This week’s housing releases confirmed the momentum of home sales going into 2016. A hesitant Fed, sub-4-percent mortgage rates (at least for a little while longer), and strong housing fundamentals should generate a three percent increase in home sales this year.” The Ups and Downs of Mortgage Rates January 28, 2016 518 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Government, News Share Federal Housing Finance Agency Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2016-01-28 Staff Writer read more
Gateway Mortgage Group HOUSING Lending mortgage Scott Henley Stephen Curry 2019-02-25 Staff Writer in Headlines, News, Origination Gateway Mortgage Group Names Scott Henley Chief Production Officer Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company based in Jenks, Oklahoma and licensed in 40 states and the District of Columbia, announced today Scott Henley will become the company’s Chief Production Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing all strategic initiatives that drive mortgage volume across the organization. Henley will lead the sales and operations functions for both retail and correspondent lending. “Scott has worked in the mortgage industry for over 25 years and has a substantial amount of experience in correspondent and retail lending,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway. “He developed and launched Gateway’s correspondent lending division, which has been a huge success. We are fortunate to have Scott at Gateway and he will continue to be a valued asset to our executive leadership team.”Prior to joining Gateway, Henley was a leader in Bank of America’s Correspondent Lending Division. He was responsible for business development and driving revenue with correspondent clients. Henley attended Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Share February 25, 2019 671 Views read more
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April 2, 2018In collaboration with FORM, the Cosanti Foundation has hired a team to work on repairing the Valetta pond Dam and both the high road, which leads from the Minds Garden down to Camp and the Valetta pond, and low road which leads from the Visitor Parking lot down to the Guest Rooms. These rocky roads are receiving much needed love and grading!The dam, which prevents the agricultural fields from flooding, was partially destroyed in a flash flood a few years ago.Now the dam is in the process of getting repaired!The brush on the field in front the dam is being scrubbed, and in addition to this, the high road and the low road were both re-engineered and drainage culverts were installed, much to the joy of residents and drivers alike. Check out their progress: (photos by Sue Kirsch, text by Rebecca Weeks) read more
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