Eight members of Cincinnati Council have signed a motion ordering the administration to implement the app that would let people pay parking meters via their smart phones.
But, when that feature is activated and used, Parking Facilities superintendent Bob Schroer says the paid-for time won't show up on the meter. “If we wanted to put the time back on the meter, it was going to kill the batteries, quicker,” he says.
It's a tumultuous time in Yemen. Last week, former President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi resigned after rebels took control of Sanaa, Yemen's capital. Now there are reports of an American drone strike aimed at al-Qaeda fighters in eastern Yemen.
“It’s very sad and disheartening to see my country going through all of this violence and instability while being thousands of miles away,” says Ibrahim al-Hajiby. He's a Yemeni who currently lives in Minnesota, where he recently graduated from Augsburg College.
Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was among the dozens of Egyptians who came out to the streets to mark the fourth anniversary of the Revolution this past weekend. Sabbagh planned to place flowers in the iconic Tahrir Square in honor of those who were killed in the 2011 uprising.
Instead, she became a victim of violence.
"Police, armed with tear gas and buckshot, it appears, stormed the small crowd and according to many witnesses opened fire," says Borzou Daragahi, Cairo-baserd correspondent for the Financial Times.
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If border security in the US performed in parades like this one in India, would tensions be so high? Well, maybe. Obama is in India and watched the Grand Parade celebrating the country's Republic Day. These are India's Border Security Force "Daredevils".
Dean Parker was sitting on his couch one evening, relaxing after a long day at his job as a commercial painter. That's when he saw a news report about Kurds fighting on northern Iraq's Mount Sinjar, where ISIS had trapped thousands of people from the Yazidi religious sect.
“I made the decision right there after watching those news reports,” Parker recalls. “After watching it for an hour, I was very upset. And I was online booking a ticket.”
Downtown Cincinnati Inc. is launching an effort to decrease panhandling while maintaining or increasing support to social services. DCI president David Ginsburg says the group is publicizing agencies that try to get to the root of poverty.