High-density housing might be a controversial solution to a housing crisis , but despite being a magnet for NIMBY-ism, high-density housing will be better for the environment as the climate changes. A Ministry for the Environment report , released on Thursday, pinpoints Wellington as a place “where suitable land for additional housing is naturally limited”. Stats NZ data from 2018 put the region’s population at 525,900, and projections put that number as high as 701,000 by 2048. “To address the demand for housing, there is a choice between building in existing residential areas (and creating denser urban areas) or building outwards onto productive land,” the report says. READ MORE: Flood-prone Plimmerton among Porirua suburbs mooted for proposed high density residential zone Porirua City Council wants to sell pensioner flats, freeing itself from social housing game Councillors and staff at odds again as chief city planner cops criticism for public comments on … [Read more...] about The only way is up: high-density housing key to responsible land use in Wellington facing climate change
Over the past few days, MacRumors has published several details about Apple's upcoming Tile competitor and its development of an augmented reality headset after receiving an internal build of iOS 13 from a source. Digging further into the code, we have come across several other tidbits of information related to the Apple Watch and iPhone . First, it appears Apple is working on a new Schooltime feature for the Apple Watch, which is designed to help students focus during school hours by blocking access to apps, complications, and notifications on the device. Emergency calls and alerts will not be blocked for safety reasons. Users can set when Schooltime is enabled in the Apple Watch app on iPhone, such as every weekday. Apple is also testing sleep tracking on the Watch, as reported by 9to5Mac earlier today. We can confirm this functionality is referred to as "Time in Bed tracking" based on internal iOS 13 code, with one string noting that "you can also track … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Sleep Tracking, Schooltime Mode, AR/VR Headset Icon, and More Revealed in iOS 13 Code
THE theme of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration – ‘Choose to Challenge’ –is proven to be a meaningful one, said Penang women and family development committee chairman Chong Eng. “If we observe the implicit meaning of the word ‘challenge’, it is like a call to test the extent of our limitations, ” she said. Chong Eng said by ‘choosing to challenge’, women are able to prove that change can happen in themselves, family, society, country or the world. “We have many women who came forward to take part in the #ChoosingToChallenge video clip contest, ” she said at the recent luncheon held for International Women’s Day in Seberang Prai. Ten of the finalists received RM500 each for their winning video clips that depicted many aspects of women in society. “You have responded to the call to share your experiences through this competition. “Naturally, each of us have our own challenges, and you have shared how you faced and overcame those challenges, ” she said. Chong … [Read more...] about Changing women’s status in society
Photo: Erin Schaff/The New York Times Late one Wednesday last month, Chuck Schumer padded around his inner office in the Capitol in black socks decorated with palm trees, tended to his fireplace, and conceded a few seconds of self-reflection. It was the end of a long day on the Hill, and the building, ringed by armed guards and a wide perimeter of razor-wire-topped fencing, was mostly empty. About a week earlier, the Senate had passed one of the largest stimulus bills in American history to provide pandemic relief. The measure passed largely thanks to his exhaustive effort to marshal all 50 votes in his caucus. He had performed a months-long balancing act that had, for a few high-wire hours, threatened to topple at the hands of his old colleague and on-again-off-again-friend Joe Manchin, before Schumer succeeded in backing off the West Virginia Democrat at the last second. “I’m an optimist,” Schumer said. He told me the Senate Democrats were adopting a new slogan: “Failure is not … [Read more...] about Chuck Schumer Has Changed
Photo-Illustration: by Vulture; Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images The news ricocheted around the C-suites of Hollywood and Broadway last week, putting an exclamation point on a secret many suggest has been hiding in plain sight for decades: In an explosive Hollywood Reporter cover story, Scott Rudin — the ultrasuccessful producer behind the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon and the Oscar Best Picture winner No Country for Old Men , among a long list of illustrious theater, television, and movie credits — was brought to account as one of the most horrible bosses in all of showbiz. The exposé bursts with dramatic descriptions of Rudin bullying assistants into PTSD and early entertainment-industry retirement, as well as tales of the producer’s alleged rage tantrums: a laptop, stapler, glass bowl, and baked potato plucked hot from the microwave among the implements he reportedly hurled at underlings in his New York production company office. (Not to mention … [Read more...] about Scott Rudin Is One of Entertainment’s Biggest Guns. Will Abusive Behavior Allegations Change That?