Adele to stop Perth in its tracks | The West Australian

Global singing sensation will test the limits of Perth’s public transport system

Weeks after sweeping the major categories at the Grammy Awards, the British musician is preparing to perform in front of a WA record 65,000 adoring fans.

Adele set social media alight yesterday with a time-lapse video of her stage under construction, accompanied by the caption “See you tomorrow Perth X”.

Source: Adele to stop Perth in its tracks | The West Australian

Ordering kiosks coming to 1,000 Wendy’s

Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about one out of six of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Fast food giant Wendy’s plans to install self-ordering kiosks in about one out of six of the burger chain’s franchises nationwide by the end of this year.

A typical location would get three kiosks for about $15,000, The Columbus Dispatch reported. David Trimm, Wendy’s chief information officer, estimates that payback on those machines would come in less than two years thanks to labor savings and increased sales.

The kiosks have two purposes according to Trimm: appeasing younger customers by given them an ordering experience they prefer and reducing labor costs.

Source: Ordering kiosks coming to 1,000 Wendy’s

Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary | TheHill

The Senate approved Wilbur Ross to lead President Trump’s Commerce Department on Monday evening.

The final vote on Ross was 72-27.

Ross was widely expected to be approved Monday night, after he overcame a procedural hurdle earlier this month in a 66-31 vote that included the support of more than a dozen Democrats.

But lawmakers appeared divided by his nomination ahead of Monday’s final vote.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the top Democrat on the Senate’s Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, went to bat for Ross ahead of the vote and urged Democrats to support him.

Source: Senate confirms Wilbur Ross as Commerce secretary | TheHill

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/27/2017, #17 | whitehouse.gov

James S. Brady Briefing Room 1:43 P.M. EST

MR. SPICER:  Wow, that’s a crowd.  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Good afternoon.  Before I begin, I wanted to introduce the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, to talk to you a bit about the President’s budget.  When Director Mulvaney is finished, we will allow him to take a few questions and then resume the briefing and all the fun that goes with it.

Source: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer, 2/27/2017, #17 | whitehouse.gov

Gov. Wolf Says State Lawmakers Getting Serious About Local Tax Reform « CBS Philly

Gov. Wolf says there is growing, bi-partisan interest in doing something about property taxes.

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he is encouraged the state legislature may finally be ready to tackle tax reform, a move he says could benefit local property owners who are footing the bill for schools.

Speaking at a senior forum in Philadelphia, Gov. Wolf says there is growing, bi-partisan interest in doing something about property taxes – the foundation of school funding in most counties in the state, including the suburban counties here.

Source: Gov. Wolf Says State Lawmakers Getting Serious About Local Tax Reform « CBS Philly

Three Killed, Two Injured When Small Plane Crashes Into California Home – NBC News

LOS ANGELES — Three people were killed and two others are in critical condition after a small plane crashed into a California home on Monday, authorities said.

Two dwellings were destroyed when the plane went down in Riverside at about 4:45 p.m. (7:45 p.m. ET), Fire Chief Michael Moore said.

The crash sounded like “two trains that headed into each other,” local resident George Charles Ashley told NBC News.

Source: Three Killed, Two Injured When Small Plane Crashes Into California Home – NBC News

Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny | TribLIVE

Imagine 160 miles of continuous open water on the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam in Warren County to the Natrona dam in Harrison.

It’s not just a dream; it’s the subject of two studies: The nonprofit American Rivers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is studying and advocating for the removal of the Allegheny River’s upper locks and dams as it has done throughout the country for what it says is decrepit and obsolete water infrastructure.

The Army Corps of Engineers, owner of the locks and dams, also is studying the future of the aging and lesser-used river locks in Armstrong County and in the upper reaches of the Monongahela River.

Source: Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny | TribLIVE

Burger King’s Awesome New Ads Show Actual BKs That Caught Fire From Flame-Grilling – Adweek

We’ve seen ad campaigns here and there through the years that intentionally put the client or its products in an unflattering flight—think, for example, of the great Harvey Nichols “Shoplifters” campaign by adam&eveDDB, which featured surveillance footage of the department store being robbed.

But never have we seen ads that show a company’s retail locations on fire. 

That’s what Burger King has done in a pretty incredible series of print ads from agency David, which show real emergency-scene photos of actual BK restaurants fully ablaze.

The point? To remind people that BK always flame-grills its burgers—which usually has tasty consequences, but can sometimes have disastrous ones.

Source: Burger King’s Awesome New Ads Show Actual BKs That Caught Fire From Flame-Grilling – Adweek

Knead Community Cafe in New Kensington opens | TribLIVE

Suzette Venturini of New Kensington helps serve food at Knead Community Cafe on Barnes Street in New Kensington during its grand opening Saturday. The restaurant has set prices but asks customers to pay what they are able to if they cannot afford the price of a meal.

Source: Knead Community Cafe in New Kensington opens | TribLIVE

 

Next Phase Of Glenwood Interchange Project Began Monday morning « CBS Pittsburgh

Thousands of drivers face new closures as the next phase of the Glenwood Interchange project began Monday morning.

PennDOT says drivers can expect the following changes:

• An around-the-clock single-lane restriction will occur in each direction of Route 885 for work on the bridge over the northbound Route 837 ramp to southbound Route 885. One lane of Route 885 will remain open in each direction. Work will continue through late November.
• The southbound Route 837 ramp to northbound Route 885 will be closed to traffic around-the-clock through late July. Traffic will be detoured.
• An around-the-clock single-lane closure will occur on northbound Route 885 in the area of the closed southbound Route 837 ramp to northbound Route 885. One
lane will remain open on northbound Route 885. This restriction will remain in place through late November.
• Weeknight closures (Mondays through Thursdays) of southbound Route 837 to southbound Route 885 and Glass Run Road through Friday morning, March 17.
Route 837 traffic to southbound Route 885 will detoured at the Hot Metal Bridge, but southbound Route 837 traffic may continue to Becks Run Road.

Source: Next Phase Of Glenwood Interchange Project Begins Monday « CBS Pittsburgh

Greensburg man one of two fugitive sex offenders arrested by Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office | TribLIVE

Ronald Darrius Knight, 23, of Greensburg, was taken into custody late Saturday or early Sunday at a gas station along Route 819 in Youngwood, Sheriff Bill Mullen said in a news release.

Sunday afternoon, deputies arrested Donald Goldberg, 56, who is homeless, along Sixth Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Both remained in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.

Source: Greensburg man one of two fugitive sex offenders arrested by Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office | TribLIVE

2 flown to hospitals after wreck in Bell Township | TribLIVE

A two-car wreck closed Route 380 in Bell Township for more than two hours Sunday.

Medical helicopters were called to the scene to transport two people — one who reportedly sustained a traumatic head injury and the other with respiratory issues — to area hospitals following the 4:55 p.m. incident between Muffley Hollow Road and Route 819, Westmoreland County emergency dispatchers said.

Trooper Nicholas Pelc said a compact car driven by a 32-year-old Avonmore man on Route 380 toward Avonmore crossed the centerline and collided head on with a compact car being driven by a 42-year-old Monroeville woman.

Read More From Source: 2 flown to hospitals after wreck in Bell Township | TribLIVE

Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies – CNNPolitics.com

President Donald Trump will call for a substantial increase in military spending and look to safeguard Social Security and Medicare from any cuts in his first major step toward compiling a budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, a senior administration official told CNN on Sunday.

Source: Trump to call for substantial increase in military spending, cuts to several federal agencies – CNNPolitics.com

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