As we rapidly approach the end of the construction season, the City is quickly working to wrap up a variety of infrastructure projects. We had a busy year executing infrastructure projects and approving additional work that will be completed over the next year and a half.
In the past few months alone, the City completed the $3 million Float Avenue infrastructure project, repaved Sunset Drive, Hurd Street, Boggess Street, as well as portions of Ottawa Avenue and Winneshiek Street. Anyone who has driven over Locust Avenue between Lincoln Boulevard and Pleasant Street will appreciate the much-needed repairs that were conducted in the past week. We are also in the middle of milling the street and overlaying Highland Drive in its entirety and are planning on road repair on portions of South Demeter Drive before the weather, and leaf pickup season, prohibits us from further infrastructure improvement projects.
In addition to
The news this week that Google has removed images from Street View that allowed virtual hikes to the summit of Uluru, a sacred location in Australia’s Northern Territory, raises a serious question. Where does this mapping-meets-real-world service shift from being a genuinely useful guide to an invasion of personal privacy or, worse, an insensitive and inappropriate compromise of the rights and freedoms of others?
What started more than a decade ago as a demonstration of Google’s prowess has gotten out of hand. Yes, Street View can be useful, but if today you touted the idea of sending surveillance cars past our houses to take photos to share with the world, if you allowed users to upload their own photos “where Street View cars have never driven before,” you’d prompt a backlash. And rightly so.
Right now, you can ask Google to blur out your house—if
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The global smart home appliances market size is anticipated to reach USD 92.72 billion by2027, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 14.1% from2020 to 2027. The market is likely to witness significant growth in the years to come on account of the growing geriatric population, improved M-2-M communication systems, new product development, and improvements in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Technology is responsible for providing effective energy saving solutions, which are backed by various initiatives and favorable reforms undertaken by the government bodies in developed regions, including Europe and North America. High-end devices, coupled with technologically advanced features, such as IP and Bluetooth, render a large proportion of the overall population with unaffordable technology, which, in turn, is expected to drive demand.
Key suggestions from the report:
HOME-owners in Northern Ireland could be over-estimating the value of their property by around £37,000 typically, according to a survey.
Nearly one in 10 of all home-owners in the UK believes their house has increased in value since the coronavirus outbreak, insurer Aviva found.
Its survey of more than 2,300 home-owners found that, on average, people estimated the value of their home at £288,263.
This is £52,590 higher than the average UK house price in May of £235,673 as recorded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
In Northern Ireland, people believe their home to be worth £177,454, when in fact the average price is 26.2 per cent (or nearly £37,000 less) at £140,580.
Some recent house price reports have shown property values hitting new records as pent-up demand is released into the market and buyers take advantage of a stamp duty cut.
But economists have said that looking further