Monthly Archives: April 2014

Comment on the Draft Australian Bike Parking Standard

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New bike parking Warwick Farm #2The new draft Australian Standard on Bike Parking Draft AS 2890.3 Parking facilities – Part 3: Bicycle parking facilities is open for public comments until 26 June 2014.

The Standard dictates how bicycle parking should be designed and planned in Australia.

The draft is a substantial update on the current standard which is now showing its age. You’ll need to register on the Australian Standards website to download the draft which you can do from here.

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Olympus High student finalist in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest

HOLLADAY, Utah — A  student at Olympus High School is in the running to have her art on the Google homepage.

Google announced the 50 state winners in the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, Tuesday.

Sophomore Bronte Mock is among those finalists.

The contest was open to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade across the nation.

The student who wins gets to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Mock’s doodle is “30-Day Plastic.”

The public vote will determine the final five national finalists, which will be announced Ma21 at an awards ceremony at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

To vote for Mock visit

Voting closes May 9.

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Group raises $180 million to pay for St. Louis riverfront revitalization

city-arch-river ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Supporters of the project to transform the St. Louis riverfront rallied to announce they’ve raised almost $180 million to pay for the project. Now, the City Arch River 2015 Foundation says it needs the public’s help to raise the remaining $72 million by October 2015, 50 years after the St. Louis arch was completed.

Joe Buck emceed Friday’S event at Ballpark Village. The City Arch project will give the public easier pedestrian access to the arch grounds.

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Iowa teen shatters street sweeper window with BB gun

West of the Quad Cities, a teenage boy was cited after he damaged a city street sweeper with his BB gun.

A spokesperson from the City of Marshalltown said that shortly before 9 a.m. on Wednesady, April 23, 2014 a city employee running a street sweeper in town heard a sound “like a gun shot.” After hearing the sound again, the window of the street sweeper was shattered.

The Central Iowa Times-Republican reported that the city worker was unharmed.

The City of Marshalltown said police found that the damage was most likely caused by a BB gun, but they had no suspects.

Just after 6:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy, who was with his parents, went to the Marshalltown Police Department and admitted to accidentally damaging the street sweeper. He told police that he had been shooting his high powered Air Soft rifle in his backyard when a pellet ricocheted and…

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MERS kills 2 more Saudis, death figure stands at 87


Two more people have died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia, bringing the country’s death toll to 87.A total of 299 cases of the SARS-like virus have been detected in the kingdom so far, the Saudi Health Ministry said on Friday.The two deaths were announced a day after Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud tried to reassure the public about the virus in the western city of Jeddah, which has seen a series of cases among health staff in recent weeks.At least four doctors reportedly resigned after refusing to visit MERS patients at Jeddah’s King Fahd Hospital last week.

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White House declines comment on petition to deport Justin Bieber

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The White House has declined to comment on a “Deport Justin Bieber and revoke his green card” petition, saying the “We the People” petition system allows the Executive Office to dodge comments “to avoid the appearance of improper influence.”

Although the official response posted on Friday did not address the petition’s position directly, the White House did drop a few Bieber references, while making its case for the President’s immigration plan.

“Not only is it (immigration reform) the right thing to do morally, it’s the right thing for our country,” the response says. “Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. For those of you counting at home, that’s 12.5 billion concert tickets — or 100 billion copies of Mr. Bieber’s debut album.”

More than 273,000 people signed the petition, which calls…

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Obama attends Easter services at personally important Baptist church

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at the 19th Street Baptist Church on Sunday, a house of worship that he visited the Sunday before he was first inaugurated President in 2009.

There were a number of similarities between Obama’s 2009 and 2014 appearances at the historic Baptist church, including the Reverend Dr. Derrick Harkins, who oversaw both services.

“Let me just say, to the first family, to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to the first lady of the United States, and Miss Malia and Sasha, we welcome you,” Harkins said on Sunday, according to a pool reporter at the service.

Harkins instructed worshipers to welcome the opportunity to “surround” the Obama family with “prayers … [they] certainly deserve.”

The congregation then stood and applauded the Obamas, something worshipers did in 2009 as the then-President-elect and his family entered the church. When worshipers were asked…

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