close Video New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 White House run Bill de Blasio becomes the 23rd Democratic presidential candidate, launching his campaign with a 3-minute video with promise to put 'working people first'; Bryan Llenas reports. here.**On the roster: For de Blasio and Bullock, is it shoes or toilet paper? - I’ll Tell You What: Honest to Pete - Poll shows Biden ahead of Trump in Pennsylvania - Kamala shoots down veep talk - How to train your dragon IRLArnon Mishkin, known to history as the “Nerd 1” of the Fox News Decision Desk, has a name for presidential candidates like Steve Bullock and Bill de Blasio: “Shoes or toilet paper.”scene from “Moscow on the Hudson” sums it up nicely, especially the part when the clerk asks him which size shoes Robin Williams’ character wants. He tells her 45 or 46 and she replies “We only have 38s.” He takes two … [Read more...] about For de Blasio and Bullock, is it shoes or toilet paper?
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Construction of Jakarta`s "Moda Raya Terpadu," or mass rapid transit (MRT), covering the Bundaran Hotel Indonesia-Lebak Bulus route, has been completed and tested several times for the public, including the media. While awaiting the Jakarta MRT to become officially operational in March, Antara headed to Kuala Lumpur to experience first-hand the MRT Kuala Lumpur that has been in service since 2016. MRT Kuala Lumpur has been integrated with other means of mass transportation, such as light rapid transit (LRT), monorail, and KLIA Expres, a premium non-stop, high-speed train service that connects KL International Airport and the Kuala Lumpur city center. Antara used the high-speed train from the airport to KL Sentral, which is Malaysia`s largest transit hub. It is Kuala Lumpur`s integrated rail transportation centre that offers global connectivity and seamlessly links all urban and suburban residential, commercial, and industrial areas. It took only 30 minutes to reach KL Sentral, … [Read more...] about Using MRT to go around Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED: 11:07 09 January 2019 Simon Parkin Officials mark the topping out ceremony of the new Eye Library which will open to the public for the first time on January 24. Picture: Simon Buck Archant When Eye library opened it was never designed to be a permanent home for the service. And now some 40 years later the building where generations have borrowed books is to finally close with a new chapter for the town about to begin. Love Our Library protesters at Eye Library in 2011 when it was threatened with closure. It is now about to be replaced by a new library. Picture: Angela SharpeThe current library on Buckshorn Lane will close for the last time this Sunday at 3pm. When the service reopens on January 24 at 2pm it will be in a new library in Cross Street, built in a former highways office and workshop that had lain empty for several years.The current library has served the town well for four decades but the building is considered to be outdated and is … [Read more...] about Town library set to close ahead of opening of new chapter
Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
Words are, in many ways, our greatest possession. The things that mark us out as human, as beyond animals. They convey meaning and they connote culture. They inspire us. They are art. They are worth all the money in the world – though no-one pays for them these days and the people that turn the words into prose for you to enjoy barely scrape a living. Finnish is a wonderfully florid, poetic language. Its words sing. Those words make you think of Moomins and Marimekko. Oodi means 'Ode' in Finnish and Helsinki's gleaming new Central Library – which is called Oodi – is an ode to words. Finnish words are printed around the dramatic central staircase which punches through from top floor to ground. Those words describe who the library is for – from 'thinker' to 'alcoholic'. The Finns like a joke almost as much as they like a beer. Oodi is also an ode to a brighter, more egalitarian and sustainable future. A future that regressive elements in the UK and US may be … [Read more...] about Oodi, the future-facing Helsinki new public library