By Vjosa Isai Staff Reporter Thu., April 5, 2018 A road safety advocacy group is criticizing the city’s move to take down new “flex-post” signs near a Davisville middle school, which are designed to slow traffic. The signs are part of a pilot project launched in 10 school zones last week in an effort to reduce traffic speeds. The group wants the city to eliminate street parking in the Davisville loction, to allow room for the in-street signage. City staff say they have not rulled out eliminating the parking, but point out that the flex-post advisory signs are being studied and adjusted, based on public feedback. The signs are unique in that they are bolted on the road in between opposing traffic lanes. The flex posts were installed between March 27 and 29. Article Continued Below One week later, the signs on Davisville Ave., near Mount Pleasant Ave., have been removed following a complaint by a resident in the area and a subsequent … [Read more...] about Safety signs removed from Davisville school zone in the interests of . . . safety
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‘Bangsamoro Basic Law ready for signing into law by June’ Marvin Sy (The Philippine Star) - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be ready for signing into law when Congress adjourns sine die on June 1, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said yesterday. Sotto and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III were set to meet with President Duterte and members of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) last night to discuss the BBL. Sotto said the timetable for the approval of the BBL is among those expected to be taken up. Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, chairman of the Senate sub-committee on local government for the BBL, said the Senate should approve the measure on May 23. If both houses approve the proposed BBL before June 1, Sotto said the President would have until July 22 to go over the bill so he could report it out during his State … [Read more...] about ‘Bangsamoro Basic Law ready for signing into law by June’
The visit, described by many as a cultural charm offensive by the South, came as a diplomatic thaw quickens on the peninsula after months of tensions. The 120-member group -- 11 musical acts as well as dancers, technicians and martial artists -- gave one concert on Sunday with another set for Tuesday. Kim and his wife, a former singer herself, came to watch Sunday's show, making him the first leader of the North to attend a concert by South Korean performers. Kim shook hands and took photos with the stars backstage, saying inter-Korean cultural events should be held more often and suggesting another event in the South Korean capital this autumn, pool reports said. The young couple were seen clapping their hands during the two-hour event -- also attended by Kim's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, and ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam. "Please tell (South Korean) President Moon Jae-in how … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Un attends rare concert by South Korean pop stars
TOKYO/SEOUL (NYTIMES) - Cavorting in sparkly miniskirts and midriff-baring tops, the five members of Red Velvet, one of South Korea's most popular girl bands, belted out one of their hits, Red Flavour. "We look good together, we're pretty cool/I like it, it was love at first sight," they crooned in Japanese, tossing their long hair and flashing runway-worthy pouts on Thursday night, as 10,000 fans at a Tokyo arena shrieked and waved bright pink light sticks in unison to the hip-hop beat. Yes, but will it play in Pyongyang? On Saturday (March 31), Red Velvet, along with 10 other acts from South Korea, will travel to North Korea to perform in concerts staged by Seoul as part of a campaign of cultural diplomacy. It is yet another sign of how the usually reclusive North Korean regime is strategically opening itself to the outside world as it hints it may be willing to roll back its nuclear program. This week, Kim Jong Un, the North's leader, surprised the international community with a … [Read more...] about South Korean pop stars heading North: Can Pyongyang handle a K-pop invasion?
WASHINGTON, United States - The lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the porn star who claims to have had a one-night stand with Donald Trump, said Wednesday he wants the president to testify about the non-disclosure agreement she signed. Michael Avenatti filed the motion Tuesday with the Los Angeles court that is hearing Daniels' suit seeking to have the agreement declared invalid. The motion asks the court to order that Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen be produced to give depositions for two hours ahead of a trial. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, signed the non-disclosure agreement just days before the 2016 presidential election in return for $130,000. But her lawyer argues that the agreement is invalid because Trump failed to sign the document. Cohen claims he paid Daniels himself. "The motion is set to be heard on April 30, 2018. We are confident that the Court will permit the requested discovery after applying Supreme Court precedent and the well established law … [Read more...] about News Adult film star’s lawyer seeks to force Trump testimony