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first_imgThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after an employee at a Tuscaloosa company died in a forklift accident Monday.Atlas Welding Supply Co., located on Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa, was the site of the incident involving a forklift. Tuscaloosa Fire Marshal Gene Holcomb said an employee got trapped under a forklift, then went into cardiac arrest. The 60-year-old man’s name has not been released.Atlas released a statement around 4 p.m. Read it in full below:On Monday, April 16, an employee of Atlas sustained a fatal injury as a result of an accident involving the operation of a forklift.We are fully cooperating with local and state officials on the investigation into the incident.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our employee.Atlas regards the health and safety of our employees as our most important responsibility. We care about our employees and we care about our communities.  We are committed to operating our facility in a safe and responsible fashion.Thank you,James A. Cainlast_img read more

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MADISON Wis — Giannis Antetokounmpo can dunk lik

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first_imgMADISON, Wis. — Giannis Antetokounmpo can dunk like an explosive wing player. He can handle the ball like a guard. He can provide an instant energy boost like a sixth man off the bench.And for at least the first few weeks of the NBA season, the 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo will probably be muscling up against power forwards while the Milwaukee Bucks await Jabari Parker’s return to the lineup.The 20-year-old Antetokounmpo just follows coach Jason Kidd’s lead. A budding star, the third-year forward certainly doesn’t lack in confidence.“I don’t really look in front of me if it’s a point guard, if it’s a big guy. I think I can guard everybody, even the small guys, even the big guys,” he said. “I’m going to do what I do as hard possible.”Effort never seems to be an issue with Antetokounmpo. His highlight-reel dunks and bubbly personality have already made him a fan favorite.He and Parker, also 20, were the faces of the team on billboards this summer when the Bucks unveiled their new-look uniforms.Neither of them will be suited up for the season opener on Oct. 28 against the New York Knicks.Parker isn’t expected to return until mid-November as the Bucks proceed with caution following the forward’s torn ACL in December. Parker is said to be doing well in practice.Antetokounmpo must sit out the opener after being suspended for one game for running over the Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy during Game 6 of last season’s first-round playoff series won by Chicago. When he returns for the Oct. 30 game against Washington, Antetokounmpo seems destined for duty at power forward.“Every game, he’s getting better. He’s trying to figure it out,” forward-center John Henson said.There is no better learning experience for Antetokounmpo than having to match up against Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett. They faced each other on Oct. 20 in a preseason game in Madison, and will meet again on Oct. 23 in a rematch.Garnett, 39, has been in the league since 1995 — the year after Antetokounmpo was born. They boast similar wiry but athletic body types.They made for an entertaining matchup at the Kohl Center, especially with the way Garnett tried to get into Antetokounmpo’s head.“I thought he did well in the mental warfare of the game,” Kidd said of his young star.He made his usual collection of highlight reel plays, too.In the first quarter, Antetokounmpo swooped in for a dunk along the baseline after converting a missed 3, then hustled back on defense for a steal. In the third quarter, he raced back to block Shabazz Muhammad’s layup attempt from behind on a breakaway.“He gave the crowd a little bit of what he can do. A little flair,” Henson said.Antetokounmpo should mostly play small forward, though his multi-faceted game gives Kidd the ability to move him around the floor to account for matchups or foul trouble.Antetokounmpo has dabbled at point guard, a position he played in his native Greece. With quickness to go along with his wingspan, Antetokounmpo could be a matchup nightmare at any position.“He’s 20 year-old and he’s going to play every position for us,” Kidd said. “He’s never complaining. He just goes out there and plays.”(GENARO C. ARMAS, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Updated at 130 pm ETIn a significant shift the

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first_imgUpdated at 1:30 p.m. ETIn a significant shift, the Trump administration says the entirety of the Affordable Care Act should be struck down in the courts. Previously, the administration had pushed to remove the law’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions but had not argued in court that the whole law should be struck down.The change was announced in a two-sentence letter from the Department of Justice to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that the ruling made in December by a district court judge in Texas “should be affirmed.”In that case, District Judge Reed O’Connor declared the ACA unconstitutional. He ruled that a 2017 change in federal tax law eliminating the penalty on uninsured people invalidated the entire health care law.”The Department of Justice has determined that the district court’s comprehensive opinion came to the correct conclusion and will support it on appeal,” Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement. The letter said the DOJ will further explain its position in a brief to be filed later.The Justice Department’s letter won’t change anything yet for the law, also known as Obamacare. Coverage for those who have insurance through the ACA — more than 10 million people through Medicaid expansion, and nearly 12 million more through ACA exchanges — stays the same for now. The case will continue to wind through the courts and is likely to end up before the Supreme Court.If the case does land at the Supreme Court, it would be the third time that the court would rule on a constitutional question related to the ACA. The court upheld the law in 2012 and rejected a challenge to it in 2015.Meanwhile, a group of Republican state attorneys general is fighting to have the law repealed, while a group of Democratic state attorneys general is arguing to keep the law in place.In addition to the law’s best-known aspects — the exchanges and the federal requirement to buy health insurance — the ACA touches every part of the health care system, from how Medicare pays doctors to the Medicaid expansion that has covered millions of low-income people to whether restaurants have to post nutrition information. Hospitals would have to develop new payment systems, and an entire section of the insurance industry would go away.The ACA’s popularity played a role in Democrats’ success in the 2018 elections, when they took back the House. Upending the law could prove politically dangerous for the Trump administration and Republicans who are backing the law’s repeal.Democrats were quick to criticize the move.”Last night, the Department of Justice declared the entire law and all of its vital health care protections must go,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said in remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday. “Make no mistake about it, this is an escalation of the Trump administration and Republicans’ attacks on protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”NPR health policy correspondent Alison Kodjak contributed to this report. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

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BonTon will liquidateLast updated on May 14th 2

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first_imgBon-Ton will liquidate.Last updated on May 14th, 2019 at 04:03 amIn a letter to employees, Bon-Ton president and chief executive officer William Tracy said Tuesday afternoon that the long-struggling department store company will go out of business and close its stores within 10 to 12 weeks, according to reporting on Twitter by Mitch Nolen, a national retail and bankruptcy reporter who has been a contributor to Seeking Alpha.Bon-Ton, which has corporate offices in Milwaukee and York, Pennsylvania, is the parent company of Boston Store. It filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year. Bon-Ton has been trying to find a buyer that would acquire it out of bankruptcy and keep the company in business. A group of investors, that included two firms that own malls in the United States, signed a letter of intent expressing a desire to acquire Bon-Ton as a going concern. The deal, however, included a number of contingencies and required Bon-Ton to seek court approval for the company to pay a $500,000 work fee as the parties sought to finalize a purchase agreement. A bankruptcy court judge rejected that request, and the group and Bon-Ton were unable to work out a deal.Then reports late Monday and earlier today by Reuters and Reorg Research indicated that the only bids moving forward in the Bon-Ton bankruptcy auction were from groups that want to liquidate the company. Bon-Ton will liquidate.“As you know, we have been working diligently (toward) a going concern acquisition of the company,” Tracy wrote to employees, according to Nolen. “Unfortunately, we have been unable to finalize an agreement, and it is with a heavy heart that I write to you today.”According to Nolen, Tracy’s letter says that the court-supervised auction will be held Wednesday, “where we will ask the bankruptcy court to approve the sale of the company’s assets and the wind-down of operations.”“At the court-supervised auction, we expect a liquidation bid will be determined to be the highest and best offer to maximize value for Bon-Ton’s stakeholders. … We expect to soon begin an orderly wind-down of operations,” Tracy wrote, according to Nolen. “We tried very hard to identify bidders interested in operating Bon-Ton as a going concern, and I am extremely disappointed by this outcome.”The timing of the store closures will vary.“Shortly following the court’s approval of the asset sale, we will begin our store closures and the liquidation of all inventory. We expect the store closure process to be completed in 10-12 weeks, with the timing of closures varying from store to store,” Tracy wrote, according to Nolen.If Bon-Ton is liquidated and shut down, it would mean the end of one of Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s most iconic retailers. It also puts 2,255 Wisconsin employees out of work including more than 700 employees at Bon-Ton’s corporate office in downtown Milwaukee.Earlier this month the company filed a notice with the state indicating that it would close 12 Wisconsin stores, and its Milwaukee corporate office, if it was not sold to a going-concern buyer. The notice said the company has 717 employees at its downtown Milwaukee corporate office, 243 at the Brookfield Square store, 201 at the Bayshore Town Center store, 191 at the Mayfair Mall store, 180 at the Southridge Mall store, 108 at the Regency Mall store in Racine and 52 at the Shops of Grand Avenue store in downtown Milwaukee. All of those stores would be closed and layoffs are anticipated to begin on June 5, according to the notice.Earlier this year the company announced plans to close 42 stores, including nine in Wisconsin.Nationally, Bon-Ton has more than 22,000 employees and 254 stores.In addition to the loss of jobs, liquidation of Bon-Ton would create a massive amount of vacant retail real estate in the Milwaukee area, and the state.According to CoStar data, there are nine Bon-Ton stores in southeastern Wisconsin occupying a total of 1.17 million square feet. The largest store is at Southridge Mall, 217,434 square feet, followed by the 215,450-square-foot Brookfield Square store.“We are certainly disappointed with the outcome (of the Bon-Ton bankruptcy), but this is an opportunity to continue to evolve our properties through transformative anchor redevelopments,” said Stacey Keating, a spokeswoman for CBL Properties, which owns Brookfield Square. “We have been monitoring this situation closely and we have been working on contingency plans for each center impacted. We have several replacements under advanced negotiation.”CBL has already been working on redevelopment plans for the former Sears space at Brookfield Square, which will include at Marcus Theatres BistroPlex and a Whirlyball entertainment establishment.Bon-Ton did not respond to requests for comment on Nolen’s reporting of Tracy’s letter to employees.A reporter for WISN-TV Channel 12, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee, spoke to some Boston Store employees Tuesday who said they had not yet heard anything official about the fate of the company.“After operating our first store since 1854, I am saddened at the way the Bon-Ton story is coming to a close … I am honored to have led and served our customers alongside of you all … Thank you again for all of your outstanding work and dedication to Bon-Ton,” Tracy wrote, according to Nolen. 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Rendering of Moore Construction HQLast updated on

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first_imgRendering of Moore Construction HQLast updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:56 amMoore Construction Services started work Monday on its own building project, a new 13,000-square-foot headquarters in Menomonee Falls.Rendering of Moore Construction HQThe building, which will be located at the northeast corner of Silver Spring Drive and Enterprise Avenue, is almost double the size of its currently location just down the street at W146 N5805 Enterprise Ave.The 6.4-acre site Moore Construction is building on gives the company enough room to add onto the building down the road, said Mike Moore, company president. Moore started Moore Construction in 2007. The company specializes in design/build and general contracting services in the commercial, educational and religious group markets.The company employs 22 people, including Moore’s wife, son and daughter-in-law. The company had $15 million in revenue last year.“Construction is booming and growing dramatically,” Moore said. “We needed a new building to support us and attract new talent.”Moore said a local manufacturing firm has an option to purchase the current 8,000 square foot building.Moore Construction is expecting to move into its new headquarters early next year. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgWhile you’re here …we have a small favor to ask. More people than ever are reading NorthEndWaterfront.com but we need your help making ends meet. Advertising doesn’t bring in enough to pay for reporting or editorial work. Keeping this website going takes a lot of time, money and hard work. But we do it because we believe community news is important – and we think you do too. If everyone who reads this site, who likes it, puts in a bit to pay for it, then our future would be much more secure. Checks can be made out to North End Boston LLC, 343 Commercial St. #508, Boston 02109 or contribute online using the following links:*Make a One-Time Contribution* or *Become a Patron* Dry ice initial conversation (26:29)City Councilor Lydia Edwards (34:31)Dry ice revisited (50:30) In addition to the dry ice topic, the committee also discussed building inspections and budgeting. Watch coverage of the full meeting below, and check out our previous coverage on rats.center_img Boston City Council met last week to discuss animal care and control in the city. Representative Lydia Edwards was in attendance to ask specific questions as the conversation related to North End residents. A major takeaway from the discussion was the focus on the Norwegian rat problem in the neighborhood and city at large.Inspectional Services Department (ISD) explained that they are making great strides with the Department of Agriculture to implement a dry ice rat control solution this year. Dry Ice is a powerful tool that is not only cost effective, but is also environmentally friendly, as the chemical composition is simply frozen CO2. The technology itself is rather straightforward; when a rat hole is identified, it is filled with dry ice and covered with dirt. The ice then turns into gas and exposes other rat holes in the burrow, which are also filled with dry ice and dirt. Within 48 hours the burrow is revisited to determine progress, and the process is repeated if the holes have been disturbed in any way. A benefit of this solution is that the rats will stay buried in the burrow.*Advertisement*last_img read more

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October 1st in 1979 was a momentous day for the ci

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first_imgOctober 1st in 1979 was a momentous day for the city of Boston and for the North End. The city was still polarized by the forced busing of its public schools and racial tensions were palpable throughout the neighborhoods. Ray Flynn was the mayor and Umberto Medeiros was the cardinal. The North End was rapidly becoming gentrified, but it still retained its Italian village feel. The renovated Quincy Marketplace had opened just three years earlier and was already a huge tourist attraction. The old, gray, rough-around-the-edges city was emerging from its decades-long decline and was regaining its former position as the Hub of the Solar System. It was an exciting time to be a Bostonian. The only shop that is still there is Modern Pastry; all the others are now restaurants catering to tourists and out-of-town visitors. Across from Modern Pastry, and just out of sight, was my favorite store, the Tosi Music Company. The store was divided down the middle, with each half presided over by one of the Tosi brothers. On the left were musical instruments and on the right, guns. Beretta pistols were always on display. This juxtaposition of sublime music and horrific violence had an operatic feel that I loved. “Questa e la bacio di Tosca.” But the store that many old North Enders miss the most was Trio’s Ravioli Shop, which was a beloved fixture on Hanover Street for almost fifty years.  Tony and Genevieve made their own tomato sauce as well as other sauces. My children grew up eating ravioli and other pasta from Trio’s at least once a week. At lunch time, Tony would make pizza that was different from the usual kind. He would get a large, round Italian bread, pane rotondo, slice it in half horizontally and cover the cut sides with his tomato sauce, cheese and maybe some pepperoni. He would then bake it in his oven until it was crisp and bubbly on top. The pizza proved to be hugely popular and would sell out so fast I rarely got to try it because it would be gone by the time I got out of work.  The pictures accompanying this article were given to me by Genevieve Trio. Her grandparents, Tony and Genevieve, took them from the roof of the building on Hanover Street that housed their ravioli shop. The crowds lining Hanover Street were anxiously awaiting the pope’s arrival. My wife and I were in that crowd near the corner of Richmond Street. The pictures show the Hanover Street of forty years ago, which was the main shopping street in the North End. You can see DiCarlo’s furniture store, Nobile Insurance, Scott’s Discount Shop, and Varese Shoe Store. *Advertisement* Hanover Street, 1979. Trio’s Ravioli Shoppe on Hanover Street, 1979. Tony and Genevieve never had an opportunity to have a good education, it was work or starve for their generation. One of the last times I spoke to Tony he shared with me that one of the proudest moments of his life was when his granddaughter, Genevieve, graduated from the prestigious Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge. A lot of pasta went into paying that tuition but, to Tony and Genevieve, it was worth every penny. After seventeen years of mining his back and lungs were giving out. In 1951 his wife Genevieve visited a friend who lived in Cambridge and liked it there. After staying with her for several weeks, she sent for Tony and encouraged him to leave the mines and move permanently to Boston. After working for the Hood Rubber Company for a while, Tony and Genevieve decided to open a pasta shop in East Cambridge. It quickly became a success and, when a storefront opened up on Hanover Street, they moved the business to the North End. Genevieve’s family had a small restaurant in Pennsylvania called the Cozy Nook so she was familiar with the food business and knew how to cook. Tony caught on fast, and Trio’s pasta and ravioli became a huge success. On that rainy day in October the entire city came together to welcome a very special visitor, Pope John Paul II, the Polish pope. After his jet plane, the Shepherd, landed at Logan Airport, the Pope’s motorcade proceeded through the Sumner Tunnel and down Hanover Street on its way to the Boston Common where the Pope celebrated mass in front of 400,000 soggy but enthusiastic people. Tony died of black lung disease in 2000. His family kept the shop open for a few more years, but it just wasn’t the same without his gruff presence behind the counter and Genevieve tending the stove in the back. His daughter opened an Italian food shop in Cambridge called Cremaldi’s which was very popular with the Cambridge intelligent and foodies. Julia Child was a regular customer.  Trio’s Ravioli Shop has been gone for almost twenty years, but the pasta survives in the hands of Tony and Genevieve’s granddaughter, Gen, who is the official keeper of the recipes. Gen has a small catering company in Cambridge and every so often she sends me a quart of marinara sauce and some fresh ravioli. It tastes as good as ever and brings me back to Tony’s wonderful shop on Hanover Street. Tony’s father emigrated from Sicily to the United States in the early years of the twentieth century. For some reason he ended upon a small Pennsylvania town near Pittsburgh called Republic, where there was a large Italian population. Like many of the men in that area, he became a coal miner and Tony followed him into the pit when he was old enough to leave school. Tony was tall for an Italian, over six feet, and the coal mine tunnel was only four feet high. He had to bend over and crawl on his hands and knees to dig coal out of that subterranean hole. Tony and Genevieve Trio with Gen. Nicholas Dello Russo is a lifelong North Ender and columnist. Often using vintage photographs, Nick tells the stories of growing up in the North End along with its culture and traditions. It was a time when the apartments were so small that residents were always on the streets enjoying “Life on the Corner.” Read more of Nick’s columns.last_img read more

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first_imgThe 47th annual reunion of the FONE will be held on September 21, 2019 at the Sons Of Italy Hall in Winchester, MA. These reunions have attracted approximately two hundred (200) men who grew up in the North End year. 2019 Spring Champions: Natale DeMarco, Mike Romano, Willie Celata with Sam Viscione. Missing from photo is Anthony Antidormi. Captain Willie Celata was awarded the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), for his leadership and expert bocce skills. A banquet was held on Wednesday, June 19th at the Flaming Grill Chinese Restaurant in Revere, MA. The players were awarded certificates for their great effort and fair play.*Advertisement* After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. The Friends Of The North End (F0NE), completed their 13th annual spring bocce season on Sunday, June 16th. center_img The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, the same location some of their grandfathers and fathers played in the past. MVP Captain Willie Celata with Sam Viscione. Willie Celata, Sonny Lauretano and Sam Viscione Friends Of The North End was established in 1972 by a few boyhood friends who grew up in the North End. Today there are 72 members in the organization who meet at least once a month for dinner at the Sons of Italy, in Winchester, MA.last_img read more

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first_imgCommercial Wharf East with crane pallet showing broken railing that fell and seriously injured a woman walking on Atlantic Avenue (NEWF Image) In its own statement yesterday, “Corolla Contracting, Inc. is profoundly saddened by today’s accident and send their sympathy to the woman injured and to her family. The company will continue to fully cooperate with the investigation of this tragic accident.” Boston Inspectional Services Department named Corolla Contracting of Winthrop in a statement on Friday and stopped work at the site on the North End waterfront. ISD issued violations to the contractor because “the work currently being done at 47 Commercial Wharf East exceeds the terms of the permit issued by ISD. The permit issued allows for the removal and replacement of a rubber roof, however building inspectors noted that a deck was removed without the proper permits. Additionally, violations were issued for failing to indicate the placement of lumber on the permit application. These violations led to the operation of an unsafe and dangerous worksite.” OSHA records showed that Corolla Contracting Inc. has been cited for eight safety violations since 2010. Defending its permit issuance, ISD said “Corolla Contracting does not have any outstanding violations with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and they have not received any violations from the City of Boston in the past five years.”*Advertisement*center_img The woman who was struck by a falling metal railing on Thursday remains in critical condition as city officials investigate the scene and the contractor involved in the tragic incident. Piece of metal railing shown next to mailbox after falling from roof of building (NEWF image)last_img read more

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first_img be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/part-i-dead-platform-walking-why-google-may-be-on-way-out/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/part-i-dead-platform-walking-why-google-may-be-on-way-out/ When Vic Gundotra first left Google in April 2014, the company vehemently denied any prospect that the social network Google+–Gundotra’s pet project–would take a back seat. More than a year later, it looks like that’s exactly what is happening.[RELATED: Google Unveils Reorganization Plan and Announces New Parent Company Called Alphabet]“We’re going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interests they love and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products,” said Bradley Horowitz, vice president of streams, photos, and sharing, who oversaw the new Google Photos product. “Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired.”It makes sense that Google is divesting resources from Google Plus. According to a study conducted by Stone Temple Consulting; a digital marketing agency, some 90% of people with Google Plus profiles never made a public post. Additionally, of Google’s 2.2 billion users, less than 0.5% or 111 million have active profiles. Of those 111 million, just 6.7 million have at least 50 posts, and only 3.5 million had at least 50 posts in the last 30 days of the study.An example of Google+ elements that will be retired is the forced integration of G+ into Gmail and YouTube. Now YouTube commentators are no longer required to use Google+ before they sign on. Horowitz said himself that this led to product experiences that “users sometimes found confusing.” Google split Google+ from its Google Photos app in June. “It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed that the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers … without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating,” said Horowitz.Here are some other changes to Google+ that could affect your business and customers:In the coming months, a Google account will be all one needs to share content, communicate with contacts, create a YouTube channel, and more, all across Google. “We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google … other than using Google+ itself,” said Horowitz.  YouTube will be one of the first products to make this change. But an individual’s underlying Google account won’t be searchable or follow-able, unlike public Google+ profiles.The company added a new feature called Google+ Collections, where you can share and enjoy posts organized by the topics you care about. Because these can be shared publicly or privately, businesses can build collections based on topics relevant to their products or services.Some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience, like the Google Photos app for example, are being moved out of Google+. The company has also started putting location sharing into Hangouts and other apps.For people who have already created Google+ profiles but don’t plan to use Google+ itself, Google has better options for removing those public profiles. What’s New in TechnologyLatest News for EntrepreneursOur Best Videoslast_img read more

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Nightmare Matchup for UFCs Biggest Stars

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first_img Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars MMA Fighting Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in Sale Gloves Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Latest From Our Partners Recommended by Sponsored Content Good Night Tee Accessories [Photos] Best Photos of Woodstock That You Have Never Seen History 101 Top Contenders for Fight of the Year [Photos] Most Dangerous Species On The Planet Science 101 ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Latest From MMA Warehouse More: Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender 20 Rare Civil War Photos You Won’t Find In History Books Past Factory [Photos] Remember Him? Wait Till You See Him Now The Primary Market Apparel Fans who showed up at the SAP Center in San Jose for Bellator 172 on Saturday night got a big knockout in the main event. But it wasn’t the one they were expecting.After the originally scheduled headliner of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione was called off hours before the card due to a Mitrione case of kidney stones, the lightweight co-main event of Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Freire was bumped up to the main slot.And the Brazilian fighter nicknamed “Pitbull” ended the show with a flourish, using a big uppercut and a pair of hammerfists to finish the former Strikeforce lightweight champion. The time of the knockout was 40 seconds of the second round.Thomson, fighting in his hometown, was competing for the first time since 2015, and the ring rust showed in the opening round. Neither fighter was particularly active, but Freire dropped Thomson with a right to the temple late in the round.Early in the second, however, Thomson was dropped to the mat after an accidental headbutt as the two exchanged in close. Thomson got back to his feet and instinctually shot for a takedown, but Freire caught him with a right hand on his way in, putting an end to the fight. The victory was Freire’s seventh Bellator knockout, which ties him with Hector Lombard for second all-time in company history, one behind welterweight champion Douglas Lima. It was Freire’s third win in his past four fights, with the only loss in that span to current lightweight champ Michael Chandler.Asked if he had a message for Chandler, Freire (17-8) surprised onlookers with a particular command of English, telling Chandler, “shut up, motherf**ker.”Thomson (22-9, 1 NC) had a two-fight win streak snapped. It was his first stoppage loss since a memorable head kick knockout defeat to Yves Edwards at UFC 49 in 2004.In the co-feature bout, veteran Cheick Kongo’s heavyweight matchup with Britain’s Oli Thompson had a familiar look. In a one-sided matchup, Kongo outgrappled Thompson, landed some brutal knees in the clinch, and worked Thompson over in top position.Since Thompson had little to offer in response except for his unquestionable toughness, the bout lacked excitement but went the distance. The judges scores were 30-26 and a pair of 30-25s in Kongo’s favor. Kongo improved to 26-10-2 with the victory, which is his fourth in a row, all of which have been decision wins. Thompson (17-10) has lost two in a row. Emelianenko did make an appearance before the crowd on Saturday as he cornered his teammate, middleweight Anatoly Tokov, who scored a second-round TKO victory over Francisco France in a 187-pound catchweight fight. France (13-5-1) actually got the better of things in the opening round, using slick transitions from an armbar to a a triangle and back to an armbar in one ground exchange.But things turned in the second round, starting with a bizarre exchange. With Tokov standing and France on his back, Tokov walked up to France and drilled him with a kick to the groin. After a timeout and restart, Tokov took over and finished the fight with a brutal ground-and-pound flurry. He landed one big right hand after another until referee Jason Herzog waved things off at 2:24.The 25-year old from Tobolsk, Russia improved to 25-3 with his 20th career stoppage win in his Bellator debut. “I did not expect it would be that difficult in wrestling,” said Tokov through an interpreter. “I wasn’t going to give him a hand but he took it.”A wild flyweight brawl between Veta Arteaga and Brooke Mayo came to an unsatisfying conclusion late in the third round. Arteaga clobbered Mayo with a huge overhand right, and soon thereafter, Mayo’s left eye was badly swollen. Mayo pleaded with the cageside doctor to let her finish the fight, but the doctor recommended the fight be stopped, so it went into the books as a TKO victory at 4:04 of the third round for Arteaga.“That’s exactly what I like,” Arteaga said. “I can take a hit and give a hit, so much respect to her.”What the bout lack in technique it made up with spirit, as the two tore into one another for the better part of three rounds, with Arteaga looking more impressive in the standup and Mayo on the ground. Arteaga improved to 3-1, 2-1 in Bellator, in a bout which was bumped up from the preliminary card after the main event dropped out. Mayo, who was 5-1 as an amateur, dropped her pro debut. In the main-card opener, Josh Koscheck’s Bellator debut turned out to be an evening to forget for the longtime veteran. Koscheck, who signed with Bellator back in June, 2015, lost in short order to Mauricio Alonso in a welterweight matchup. Alonso dropped Koscheck with a straight right to the face. Koscheck got back to his feet, but then was blasted with an uppercut to the jaw. Koscheck grabbed his eye as if he was poked, which he wasn’t, and Alonso poured it on until referee John McCarthy waved it off at the 4:44 mark of the opening round, giving Alonso the TKO victory. Alonso, a Curitiba, Brazil native who usually competes as a middleweight, improved to 13-7 (1 NC) with his third consecutive win, and gave was quite upbeat in his postfight interview. “It’s an amazing feeling to be fighting,” Alonso said. “The world is full of hate. We need love. Regardless of any other stuff and beliefs. We have to love each other. Christians, Muslims, Jews, live in peace. Thank you.”Koscheck, fighting for the first time since a March 21, 2015 loss to Erick Silva, dropped to 17-11. 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Looks Like That Big Climate Summit in Boston Is Off

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first_img Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee! Photo by Isabel Leon/Mayor’s OfficeIt was supposed to be a boon for Boston, one more big get as City Hall courts high-profile events and promotes Boston on an international stage. But now, with a science-averse administration in the White House, Mayor Walsh says the major climate summit slated to be held here this summer is off.At a news conference where Walsh urged Trump to reconsider withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the mayor also announced that the federal government has been mum on the 2017 U.S. China Climate Leaders Summit. The event was going to be sponsored by the State Department and “bring thousands of leaders from around the world to Boston,” according to City Hall. But it’s not working out that way. They’re not even taking our calls.“The administration has just not been responding to us to see if they’re interested in working on bringing folks here,” Walsh said Wednesday.Boston would have been the third city to host the summit, after Los Angeles and Beijing. Former Secretary of State John Kerry announced it alongside Walsh last year in China.It’s still possible that Boston will try to host something independently, Walsh told reporters. “I don’t know if it’s viable for this year, but obviously everything is a possibility,” he said.Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax” and appointed a skeptic to head the EPA, has said he will announce Thursday afternoon whether he plans to ditch the international climate accord. By Spencer Buell· 000 Printcenter_img Sign up for Boston Daily. News. Commentary. Every day.* 6/1/2017, 10:02 a.m. Looks Like That Big Climate Summit in Boston Is Off The White House isn’t even taking our calls, Walsh says. last_img read more

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FixerUpper Friday An Antique Colonial in Dedham

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first_img 6/22/2018, 9:41 a.m. By Madeline Bilis· Sign up for our weekly home and property newsletter, featuring homes for sale, neighborhood happenings, and more. Fixer-Upper Friday: An Antique Colonial in Dedham It comes with a detached two-car garage and a shed. Printcenter_img Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage127 Oakdale Avenue, DedhamPrice: $399,900Size: 2,262 square feetBedrooms: 4Baths: 2Dedham’s stately antique homes are highly sought after for a variety of reasons. For one, they’re only a few minute’s drive from the city of Boston’s boundaries. They’re also incredibly beautiful in their own right.This Colonial for sale in Dedham’s Oakdale neighborhood checks both of those boxes. Built in 1900, the more than 2,200-square-foot home is as spacious as it is grand. Living space abounds, from its airy living room and formal dining room to the eat-in kitchen. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, not to mention a finished walk-up attic with skylight windows. The yard is impressive, too, with its gated stone wall, mature trees, detached two-car garage, and potting shed.Overall, the place just needs a little spiffing up—a new paint job here, some updated fixtures there. Mostly cosmetic fixes are in order, which isn’t so bad when you consider that the price tag is a mere $399,900. That’s $177 per square foot—significantly less than most homes in Greater Boston.For information, contact Barbara Rizzo, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, coldwellbankerhomes.com.Photo via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokeragePhoto via Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageThe Boston Home team has curated a list of the best home design and home remodeling professionals in Boston, including home builders and contractors, building supplies, custom woodworking, custom closets, heating and cooling, kitchen and bath experts, and more. Get the help you need with FindIt/Boston’s guide to home renovation pros. Sign up for Home & Property newsletters. Design, real estate, and pretty things for living.* 7010last_img read more

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