Day: September 3, 2020

City announces plan and developers who will rebuild Sports Arena site

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer Saturday detailed plans to redevelop the Sports Arena site, officially announcing what developers will tackle the project.

According to Faulconer, the plan incorporates a mix of entertainment, housing, and parks.

“The vision for this property is for a world-class arena, park space and amenities,” Faulconer said. “A new arena has always been a priority of mine, and it’s the right time.”

Brookfield Housing and ASM Global were chosen to construct the new arena and thousands of housing units, beating out the other finalist, Toll Brothers Housing.

The redevelopment area encompasses roughly 48 acres in the Midway-Pacific Highway Community area. At the press conference, representatives from the Gulls and the Seals spoke, saying they’re excited for their teams to play in the new space.

Faulconer said the city’s goal is to include a new arena to replace Pechanga Arena.

“The vision for this property

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Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2018 kicks off in June

April 2018

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The U.S. Capitol Building. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), the premier ocean policy conference in the United States, brings together global stakeholders to discuss ocean and Great Lakes science, conservation, and management issues. Be part of the conversation on June 5-6 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center!

This year, Capitol Hill Ocean Week will feature engaging conversations with opinion leaders from across the country, and around the world, to examine pressing ocean issues. The conference’s themes this year are: (1) Vision for our Ocean and Great Lakes; (2) Restoration of Marine and Great Lakes Ecosystems; (3) Our Changing Ocean; and (4) Working Together for Sustainable Waters.

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Topics for this year’s Capitol Hill Ocean Week will include leadership, restoration, ocean changes, and sustainability. Photo: Mitchell Tartt/NOAA

What started as a small,

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Microsoft is cutting ‘critical’ support for Internet Explorer, once the world’s most popular Web browser

At one time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer owned more than 90% of the web browser market. Now, the company said it will cut off access to a critical piece of support in 2021.

The tech giant made the announcement in a blog post this week.

In the summer of 2002, Internet Explorer was virtually unrivaled. The only browser that was close was Netscape, which had rapidly lost share to Microsoft’s browser that year, according to ZDNet. At the time, Internet Explorer was even more dominant than Google’s Chrome browser is today.


Internet Explorer is still popular, though. While Chrome rules – with around a 70% market share – Internet Explorer 11 still has a larger share of the market than Apple’s Safari, according to NetApplications.

But that share will inevitably shrink as Microsoft prepares to end critical support

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Gadget supply drive working to offer technology to those in need

The pandemic has forced a lot of our day to day tasks and interactions to go virtual, presenting a challenge to those with little or no access to technology. 

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“We’re looking at how we get equipment in the hands of families and seniors that otherwise aren’t being served,” said Alison Barlow, Executive Director at St. Pete Innovation District. 

That’s why Digital Inclusion St. Pete and eSmart Recycling are teaming up to offer “Gadgets for Good,” a curbside supply drive that collects gadgets to support members of the community who wouldn’t otherwise have access to technology. 

“When you talk about digital inclusion and the seriousness of the digital divide it’s broken down into three parts: there’s the devices, access to the internet and knowledge,” said Veatrice Farrell, Program Director with Deuces Live, Inc. 

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The Gadgets for Good initiative isn’t

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