Chula Vistas bayfront development plans move forward

first_img Sasha Foo, September 11, 2018 Updated: 8:45 AM Chula Vista’s bayfront development plans move forward Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCHULA VISTA (KUSI) – It’s been a grand vision for the Chula Vista bayfront for nearly three decades. Now, with the help of a San Diego Assemblymenber, the plan is a step closer to becoming a reality.California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher sponsored a bill that transferred 97 acres of state land to the San Diego Unified Port District. The legislation, AB 2646 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown into law on August 24.At a news conference on the bayfront parcel on Tuesday, Gonzalez Fletcher joined by Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and Board Chair Rafael Castellanos of the Port District praised the legislation that is key to advancing Chula Vista’s Bayfront Master Plan. The bayfront site where the news conference was held is the future home of an RV Resort, and a hotel and conference center. Castellanos said the 1,600 room hotel and 400,000 square foot conference space will be “a game changer” for the South Bay. “Imagine a lazy river, restaurants, retail and a place where South Bay residents can come and celebrate special occasions. It will be amazing,” Castellanos said.The Port and the City of Chula Vista are also starting work on the design of two waterfront parks. To bring the project forward, a land swap was involved. The bayfront land, first owned by a private development company called Pacifica was swapped in a deal with the city of Chula Vista. Pacifica will begin construction next year on a 35 acre site, to build a hotel, condominium, office and retail project at the J Street Marina. The development is also part of the Bayfront Master Plan. The final part of the deal came together with the state legislation from Gonzalez Fletcher that allowed the transfer of the 97 bayfront acres to the Port’s public trust. Gonzalez said it was a clear swap with no taxpayer dollars involved. “The State benefited more than the developer as far as the cost and the value of the land,” Gonzalez Fletcher said. Posted: September 11, 2018last_img read more

Review Biometrics Technologies Measure Up Part 33

first_img How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial services Pattern RecognitionNot commonly recognized among the biometric technologies but widely used and gaining in popularity is the technique of behavior recording. These systems are computer programs that monitor particular behaviors like typing and purchasing to identify users.Credit card companies, for example, have records of your purchasing patterns. Any unusual purchases are flagged by a computer program and brought to the attention of a customer service representative who verifies the authenticity of the purchaser.They way you type – frequency of keystrokes and their duration – has been proven to be a very effective way to identify unauthorized users on computer networks.Internet sites you visit, programs and files you use and general work patterns can all be analyzed to prevent hackers from stealing sensitive information.The big advantages to this approach include low cost, high effectiveness and unobtrusive operation – most users are completely unaware of the software’s operation.ConclusionThe sharp increase in identity theft and the threat of terrorism combined with the falling prices of all biometric technologies, it’s predicted that the biometrics industry will explode as demand increases sharply in the next 3 to 5 years. Already many systems are in use and technology is improving to eliminate false positives that may have deterred buyers in the past.New inventions tend to cause backlash, but biometrics technologies, especially the clandestine ones, have provoked storms of protest from privacy groups and users. This may slow, but not stop rapid adoption. All experts agree more need to be done to address ethical and privacy concerns.Like the adoption of any new technology, there are many problems that still remain to be fully overcome, but the idea of an ID-less society is not far off. The sheer convenience, low cost and security are very attractive to businesses, governments and users alike.Who knows? One day you may be able to go about your business never having to present any form of artificial ID. Biometrics systems promise to make huge changes in the way we do business and identify ourselves. They also promise to invade our already beleaguered privacy and create a new breed of sophisticated criminals adept at hacking our biometric identities.Part 1, 2Copyright 2005 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Part 1, 2) Biometrics technologies have come a long way from a slow start in the early 80s. Now they can be found almost anywhere and soon, almost everywhere.last_img read more

23yearold found dead beside rail tracks

first_imgKolkata: A youth, identified as Gourab Ruidas (23) from Kumrokhali in Narendrapur, was found dead beside the rail track on Wednesday. His family members alleged that his friends had killed him. On Saturday, Gourab’s mother Namita lodged a complaint with the Baruipur GRP police station against three of his friends.According to sources, on Wednesday, at around 3:30 pm, Ruidas along with his three friends — identified as Surajit Das, Akash Pailan and Dinesh Ram — went to visit a fair in Bishnupur. But when he did not return till night, Ruidas’ family tried to search for him by calling their other family members. When his friends were asked, they could not tell them anything. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalLater on Thursday, the family members lodged a missing complaint with Narendrapur police station. In the afternoon, Narendrapur police station came to know about an unidentified body which was found beside the railway tracks near Mathurapur station. Officials from Narendrapur asked Namita to come to the police station. Later, they were accompanied by an official to the morgue at the NRS Medical College and Hospital where the body was identified. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn Saturday, Namita lodged a complaint with the Baruipur GRP police station. Sleuths have interrogated Das, Pailan and Ram and found their statements to be contradictory. Das stated that after they deboarded from the train, they consumed alcohol and later went to the fair. In the evening, Gourab’s mobile phone accidentally slipped off his hand and fell on the tracks. He got down from the train at next station and went to search for his phone. But sleuths are not convinced. Though no arrests have been made, the cops are waiting for the autopsy report.last_img read more