Italian side AS Roma are reportedly prepared to pay the €7.5m release clause of teenage Galatasaray defender Ozan Kabak.The center-back who can also play as a defensive midfielder is currently negotiating a new deal that would almost treble the release clause.According to Football Italia, Giallorossi chief Monchi is the favourite to convince him into a move.However, there is also interest from Manchester United and Olympique Lyonnais.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Ozan Muhammed Kabak has been a subject of discussion among top clubs in Europe after putting up an impressive performance for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig and UEFA Champions League.AS Roma are among the top Italian clubs looking to strengthen their squad during this transfer window as they prepare for the second half of the season.They also have a tough UEFA Champions League last 16 game against Porto
Former Real Madrid defender Pepe has reportedly turned down a move to Arsenal in favour of joining AS MonacoThe 35-year-old is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Besiktas in December and had been linked with a return to Portugal at FC Porto.But L’Equipe reports that Pepe will instead join Monaco, despite a late attempt by Arsenal to hijack the deal.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Unai Emery’s side are on the lookout for defensive reinforcements in this month’s transfer window with Rob Holding sidelined for the rest of the season.Out-of-favour Juventus defender Medhi Benatia is allegedly being lined up in a trade deal involving Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal.Meanwhile, Monaco are expected to sign Chelsea and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas shortly as new manager Thierry Henry attempts to steer the club clear of the relegation zone in Ligue 1.
Chula Vista Police Department says goodbye to K-9 Griffen FacebookTwitter March 26, 2018 Posted: March 26, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — The Chula Vista Police Department Monday announced the passing of their Chula Vista Police Dog, K-9 Griffen.According to their release, Griffen suffered from a medical condition that took his life over the weekend.“Griffen … passed away peacefully Saturday, March 24 in the presence of his handler, his handler’s family, and other members of the K-9 Program. Griffen will be remembered as a valued member of the Chula Vista Police Department and a loyal and loving partner. It is hard to overstate the bond that a K-9 and his handler have when working long hours in dangerous situations. CVPD’s law enforcement family extends deepest sympathies to his partner officer.”Griffen was a 7-year-old Belgian Malinois, who worked with the patrol division of the Chula Vista Police Department.“Griffen not only worked to protect his handler, search for dangerous suspects, and deter criminal behavior, but was well known throughout the city as a frequent guest at community events and public demonstrations.On behalf of all the women and men at the Chula Vista Police Department, Thank You Griffen for your service, you will be missed.” KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom
Last remaining skating rink in City of San Diego fights for survival March 11, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – They were ready for stand and be counted. Ready to fight City Hall with all they have. But then, City Hall backed off, at least for now.“The City council cancelled the meeting to approve the sale so the rally has been postponed as well”, says Brett Stang, owner of the only Skating rink left in the City of San Diego.Skateworld has been around for 45-years, generations of families have lifetime memories. It appears the city’s need for another ‘big box’ store is more important than a local landmark, and something seems fishy.City Council member Scott Sherman says it was simply a matter of “highest bid”. “They were part of the bidding process and we took the highest bid, they were not the highest bid”, says Sherman.But that might not be the case. The owners of Skateworld say they offered more than five million dollars for the land, it’s not worth nearly that much. But they also says they would have gone higher, if given the chance. They were not given the chance. “Skateworld and it’s investors were willing to go higher, we are still willing to go higher, but it stopped. It just stopped”, says Stang.KUSI has requested information about ‘why’ the council meeting was ‘suddenly cancelled”. The office of Georgette Gomez says the information is on the way.As for Civic San Diego, crickets. No answer, no response, no interest. Civic San Diego is the group created by the Mayor to sell off “taxpayer property”, otherwise called ‘City Land”. Since they conduct their business in the dark, we have requested some light. KUSI has filed a “Freedom of Information Request” to get the records and the various bids.Skateland is not just a revenue stream, it’s a pivotal part of that community. The only family entertainment within miles.So here we go again. It’s the Big Box versus the Little Guy. If the little guy ends up losing, we all want to know why. Posted: March 11, 2019 Dan Plante, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Dan Plante
Doug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewery breaks down the 80/20 rule: “80% of everything that is manufactured has to go out into wholesale, and you can only sell 20% in your taproom.” Despite the growing popularity of craft breweries in the community Hogue says they face many challenges in the business: “To get into new facility you’re in the millions of dollars when you are looking getting this equipment. You have that and then going where they say you well you have to start distributing all of this beer, and if you are new you don’t have a market, you have nobody to help you move that beer. Even in 8 years it would be very difficult to recoup that capital investment.” According to Hogue, Kenai River who has been around for over 10 years isn’t hitting close to the proposed 80/20 mark: “We produce a good amount of beer and we distribute quite a bit, but we are still running 35-40% of our production through our taproom.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-80-20-rule-for-breweries.mp3VmJennifer-on-80-20-rule-for-breweries.mp300:00RPd SB 76 currently before the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee. Hogue said he and other brewery owners feel that the 80/20 rule will hinder the ability for new breweries to be able to operate in the state. According to Hogue all of the production breweries in the state would not support the bill if the 80/20 rule remains written in. Senate Bill 76,“An Act relating to alcoholic beverages; relating to the regulation of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and common carriers of alcoholic beverages.” Written within the bill introduced by Sen. Micciche (R-K-Pen) seeks to institute an 80/20 rule for breweries in Alaska. Senate Bill 76 is a third installment to Senate Bill 99 that was introduced in April 2015 by Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pan) but was not addressed during the 29th Legislature. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Local production brewery owners worry that a portion of a bill being introduced by the State Legislature would eliminate the potential for any new breweries in Alaska. Doug Hogue will be a guest on KSRM-920AM on Monday, March 5, at 9 A.M. for sound off to further discuss Senate Bill 76.
The bill now returns to the House for a concurrence vote before being sent to Governor Walker. House Bill 312 was introduced in response to reports from Alaska hospitals of an increase in workplace violence over the past year. As the legislation moved toward final passage, the bill was amended to provide additional tools to law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. Senator Mia Costello’s (R-Anchorage) amendment to HB 312 reinstates judges’ pre-SB91 discretion to impose monetary bail, ends “catch and release” of criminal offenders Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna): “The important thing to me is that today we took down the sign that says ‘welcome to Alaska’ for people with criminal records from somewhere else.” Sen. Costello’s measure also altered the state’s new pretrial risk assessment tool statutes to eliminate mandatory release on a defendant’s own recognizance across the board. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The House is expected to cast final votes on House Bill 312, a sweeping crime bill that will alter the state’s current pretrial system. In February, HB 312 passed the Alaska House of Representatives by a vote of 31-1, and yesterday, the bill passed the Alaska Senate by a vote of 19-0. Another item in the bill allows judges to consider out-of-state criminal records at bail hearings, which was not included under the current pretrial system.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Contractor Tells His Side Of Story Regarding 13 Muse Ave. DemolitionIn “Letter To The Editor”Lender To Cancel $1.6 Million In Loans Made To Former ITT Tech Students At Wilmington & Norwood CampusesIn “Government”BREAKING: Board Of Health Fines Contractor $6,000 & Revokes Septic License Over Muse Ave FiascoIn “Government” BOSTON, MA — A Wilmington contractor and his two companies will pay up to $125,000 to settle allegations that employees illegally removed and disposed of asbestos and construction debris while demolishing a home in the town, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.“Construction and demolition work involving asbestos must be done in a safe and legal way to protect workers and the public,” AG Healey said. “We will take action against contractors who illegally dispose of asbestos and put the public at risk of harm.”The consent judgment, entered Friday in Suffolk Superior Court, settles a lawsuit filed by the AG’s Office that alleges Langone Development Group, Inc. (a contracting company), 3 Holly Street, LLC (the property owner), and Jonathan S. Langone (the president and manager of both companies), violated the state’s clean air law while haphazardly knocking down a single-family house in Wilmington. The lawsuit alleges the defendants failed to remove exterior asbestos shingles from the house and did not take any necessary safety precautions.The AG’s Office alleges the defendants’ actions caused a visible dust cloud of asbestos to be emitted in the air, putting the health of their workers and residents in the Wilmington neighborhood at risk.The lawsuit also alleges that the Langone and his employees violated the state’s solid waste management act by illegally dumping large pieces of construction debris in a deep pit they dug on the property, even though they reported that solid waste from their demolition activities would be disposed of at a permitted facility, as required.“Massachusetts requires protective measures whenever asbestos removal, handling and disposal are involved in order to protect the public from the health hazards associated with airborne asbestos fibers,” said MassDEP Commissioner Martin Suuberg. “Persons who seek to avoid costs by violating applicable laws and regulations will be subject to enforcement including appropriate penalties.”Under the terms of the settlement, the defendants will pay up to $125,000 in penalties, with $25,000 suspended for three years pending compliance with the terms of the agreement.Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used in a wide variety of building materials, from roofing and flooring, to siding and wallboard, to caulking and insulation. If asbestos is improperly handled or maintained, fibers can be released into the air and inhaled, potentially resulting in life-threatening illnesses, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Asbestosis is a serious, progressive, and long-term disease for which there is no known effective treatment. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is found in the thin membranes of the lung, chest, abdomen, and heart, that may not show up until many years after exposure, and that has no known cure, although treatment methods are available to address the effects of the disease.AG Healey has made asbestos safety a priority, as part of the office’s “Healthy Buildings, Healthy Air” Initiative that was announced in March 2017 to better protect the health of children, families, and workers in Massachusetts from health risks posed by asbestos. Since September 2016, the AG’s Office, with the assistance of MassDEP, has successfully brought asbestos enforcement cases that together have resulted in more than $2.8 million in civil penalties.For more information on asbestos and asbestos-related work, visit MassDEP’s website outlining asbestos construction and demolition notification requirements.This case was handled by Assistant Attorney General Meghan Davoren of AG Healey’s Environmental Protection Division, with assistance from Senior Regional Counsel Colleen McConnell, Asbestos Program Section Chief John Macauley, and Asbestos Program Environmental Analyst Grady Dante, all of MassDEP’s Northeast Regional Office in Wilmington.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.
A giant Christmas tree stands in front Notre Dame Cathedral as the French capital prepares for the holiday season in ParisReutersChristmas carols are already in the air. It is that fag end but the much awaited time of the year when you plan a vacation or family outings. While it always helps to have a long-term holiday fund, there can always be a scenario when one isn’t prepared to deal with slightly unpredictable vacation expenses. But nothing to worry, you can still have a Christmas-New Year blast!In this article, we take a look at 5 options that can help you in arranging funds to have a joyful Christmas vacation.Personal LoanIf your income is good, then fetching a Personal Loan would not be difficult as banks don’t ask for collateral/guarantee or the reason for borrowing. It usually takes just 3-4 days for a loan to get sanctioned. Banks/NBFCs charge interest around 14-21% a year as this is an unsecured loan and you could struggle with repayments. The processing fees are normally about 2-2.25% of the loan amount sanctioned.Travel Loan Banks offer Travel Loans at an interest of around 12-20% a year for airfare, hotels, travel insurance and holiday packages. What’s good about travel loans is they are both secured/unsecured. For amounts above Rs 2 lakhs banks ask for collateral, but as this is a secured loan interest rate is lower than personal loans.Understand terms and conditions before taking a travel loan:Travel loan EMIs must not be more than 40% of monthly take-home salaryTravel loans must be repaid within a couple of yearsIf salaried, you need to be between 21-58 years of age; employed with a reputed company and working for at least 2 years in that company. If self-employed, banks would check the business record.Banks also check identity/address proof, three month’s salary slip; you should have filed ITR for at least 2 years. For businessmen, banks check business ownership documents.Loan Against SecuritiesAnother way through which you can fund your Christmas vacation is Loan Against Securities, mainly loan against shares. Banks have a list of approved shares against which they lend.Banks could lend up to 50% of the value of shares. They create a lien against these shares and you cannot sell them.Banks open a current account with an overdraft facility and set the borrowing limit based on the value of shares. You withdraw the money from this account through an ATM or internet banking facility and repay by depositing money back into the current account. This is much easier than an EMI-based loan.Borrow With A Credit CardCredit Cards remove the burden of carrying cash on vacations. You could use a credit card for travelling and shopping. Credit cards come with interest rates of around 2-3% a month, which kick in if you don’t pay the amounts due in time.You could try using a co-branded credit card. These cards are jointly issued by banks and service providers (airlines/hotel). These credit cards are just like normal credit cards, but offer special benefits provided by the service provider.Use credit cards associated with hotels, cabs, airlines and railways. You could get free flight ticket vouchers/air travel insurance if you book through associated airlines. Associated hotels offer free stay or room upgrades at partner hotels.Borrow From Relatives And FriendsThis should be your last resort in case you are not successful in fetching a loan for yourself. Loans from friends and relatives are usually interest-free and if you can make the repayments in time, then do go for it.Insist that your friend/relative accepts a promissory note. This is an unconditional promise that you will pay a fixed amount on demand or by a specified date and sign it.(The author is the CEO of BankBazaar. Views expressed in the article are personal).
Nearly 90,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on August 25, according to the United Nations on Monday.Photo: ReutersPeople hold placards during a protest rally against what the protesters say are killings of Rohingya people in Myanmar, in front of Myanmar consulate in Kolkata, India, September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersAn activist holds a sign during a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 3, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersMuslim women activists take part in a rally in support of Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, during one of the deadliest bouts of violence involving the Muslim minority in decades outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia September 4, 2017. ReutersPhoto: ReutersPeople take part in a rally in support of Muslim Rohingya following the recent violence, which erupted in Myanmar, in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia September 4, 2017. ReutersUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFPUpdated map of northern Rakhine state showing areas where fires were detected from satellite imagery. A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted on August 25 in Rakhine. AFP
Copyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM. No mosquitoes that were trapped have tested positive for Zika, but officials admit, finding infected insects is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Ironically, the news of four more Texas cases comes on the same day Florida declared all areas of that state free of active Zika transmission. Share WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOTexas is the second state after Florida to record local transmission of the Zika virus from mosquito to human.Four more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Texas, in the same Brownsville neighborhood where the first cases were pinpointed last month. Containment efforts are still underway.The Cameron County Health Department reports that since the first local case of Zika was pinpointed at the end of November, four more cases of the virus transmitted from mosquito to human have been verified by an Austin state health lab.CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOOn Nov. 29, 2016, teams of workers from the Cameron County Health Department went door to door in a neighborhood where a locally-inquired Zika case was identified.Last week, teams of county health workers went door to door in the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where the health threat made its first local appearance in Texas. The first set of tests from urine samples taken from that area yielded these latest positive results, which may not be the last. Cameron County Health Administrator Esmeralda Guajardo says the City of Brownsville is stepping up mosquito control.“They already had enhanced their vector control activities,”Guajardo explained.”But they are, of course, going to kick it up a little higher and they’re going to be a little bit more proactive in making sure that people understand and get rid of the places where mosquitoes breed.” WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOPeople who live in the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where five local cases of Zika have been detected are taking mosquito control into their own hands in some cases.
President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House Thursday morning on Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead.President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor on Twitter, asking why he didn’t do more to prevent Russian election meddling.Trump’s tweet on Monday says: “Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?”Trump raised similar questions over the weekend, after an indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians with a plot to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.President Barack Obama in late 2016 defended his administration’s response to the Russian meddling, also saying he had confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin that September, telling him to “cut it out.”Trump repeatedly challenged the veracity of the mounting evidence about Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Over the weekend he denied ever casting doubts.Obama was President up to, and beyond, the 2016 Election. So why didn’t he do something about Russian meddling?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018 Share
Eric Gay/APIn this Aug. 11, 2017, photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol vehicle passes along a section of border levee wall in Hidalgo, Texas.A 16-year-old unaccompanied migrant boy from Guatemala fell ill after he was transferred to a government shelter in Texas and later died, officials said Wednesday.The boy crossed the border near El Paso, Texas, on April 19, and was taken to a shelter in Brownsville a day later, according to Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry.He did not appeal ill when he was transferred to the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement from the Administration for Children and Families, the division within HHS that cares for migrant children who cross the border alone. But the next morning, he had fever, chills and a headache and was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released that day.When the teen didn’t recover, he was taken to a second hospital and transferred to a children’s hospital. Guatemalan officials said he had a severe infection in his brain and had emergency surgery, but never stabilized and died Tuesday. The cause of death was under review, as was the incident. His name was not released.The boy’s brother and Guatemalan consular officials visited him while he was hospitalized, and hospital staff frequently updated his family in Guatemala, according to Evelyn Stauffer, a spokeswoman for the Administration for Children and Families.It was the third death in government custody since December, as the U.S. deals with a surge of unaccompanied children and Central American families arriving at the southern border. Two other children died while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody shortly after they arrived at the border.Trump administration officials have said the surge has strained resources beyond the breaking point, but immigrant advocates and some Democrats say part of the crisis is due to President Donald Trump’s own hardline rhetoric and failed border policies.The 16-year-old was from the municipality of Camotan in the eastern area of Chiquimula. The Guatemalan Consulate in McAllen tried to get humanitarian visas so the parents could be with their son, but they were too old to travel, the foreign ministry said. The boy’s body will be repatriated, but it’s not clear when.In December, 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died on Christmas Eve from influenza and a rapid, progressive infection that led to organ failure shortly after crossing the border. His death was two weeks after that of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who also had a bacterial infection that quickly led to sepsis and organ failure.Both of those children were also from Guatemala but arrived with a family member and were in Customs and Border Protection custody, not the care of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with dealing with the care of migrant children who arrive at the border alone. The agency also managed the children who were separated from their parents by the Trump administration last summer.The last time a child died in the custody of Health and Human services was 2015.The teen’s death comes as the Trump administration asks for $4.5 billion in supplemental funding for the border mostly for humanitarian aid. The official request said Health and Human Services will exhaust its resources by June. The funding request includes $2.8 billion to increase shelter capacity to about 23,600 total beds for unaccompanied children.There were 50,036 unaccompanied children encountered during the last budget year, and so far this budget year there have been 35,898 children. The highest number was in 2014: 57,496.Their average length of stay in a government shelter is 66 days, up from 59 during fiscal year 2018 and 40 in 2016’s fiscal year.Associated Press writer Sonny Figueroa in Guatemala City contributed to this report. Share
In recent months, YouTube creators say they’ve been swamped with a flood of manual claims from copyright owners — sometimes for just a second or two of a song. Now the video platform has responded, revising its policies to require more specific info from copyright holders about any alleged infringement and rolling out new tools to help creators respond to such claims.Effective as of July 9, YouTube requires copyright owners to provide timestamps for all new manual Content ID claims. That’s designed to let creators know exactly which part of their video is being claimed. The new policy applies to manually submitted copyright-infringement claims under YouTube’s Content ID system, as opposed to videos that are automatically flagged by content-matching algorithms.YouTube said in a blog post that it’s going to be vigilant about policing false claims: “We’ll be evaluating the accuracy of these timestamps. Copyright owners who repeatedly fail to provide accurate data will have their access to manual claiming revoked.” Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Related YouTube also introduced new editing tools to remove manually claimed content in videos, which will automatically release the claim. Those are “Mute Song,” which will let a creator simply mute the audio in the time-stamped segment that is being claimed for infringement, and “Replace Song,” which lets creators swap out the music with one of the free-to-use songs from the YouTube Audio Library.Another feature YouTube is still working on is an improved Trim feature, which will add an option built into YouTube Studio’s Copyright Info page that will let creators snip out claimed content with just one click.YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki had said in a blog to creators in April that the video platform was working on making it easier for YouTubers to deal with manual copyright claims. “Today is an important first step: we’re giving creators more info about manual claims and more tools to resolve them,” she wrote in a tweet Tuesday.Video creators on YouTube who receive a copyright claim have three courses of action: They can do nothing (in which case the video in question is suspended); they can dispute the claim; or they can opt to share ad revenue generated from the disputed material with the music publisher or other copyright owner making the claim.YouTube made the changes to the copyright reporting system two days before the 10th annual VidCon US creator and fan convention kicks off in Anaheim, Calif. Neal Mohan, YouTube’s chief product officer, is set to deliver a keynote touting the platform’s initiatives to support creators on July 11. Popular on Variety YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watch
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. (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Second University of Naples has developed a model that may help explain how it is that some earthquakes set off other earthquakes up to a thousand miles away. In their paper published in Physical Review Letters, the team describes how they constructed a physical model, watched how it behaved under stress and then came up with their theory. More information: Dynamic Weakening by Acoustic Fluidization during Stick-Slip Motion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 128001 – Published 15 September 2015. dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.128001ABSTRACTThe unexpected weakness of some faults has been attributed to the emergence of acoustic waves that promote failure by reducing the confining pressure through a mechanism known as acoustic fluidization, also proposed to explain earthquake remote triggering. Here we validate this mechanism via the numerical investigation of a granular fault model system. We find that the stick-slip dynamics is affected only by perturbations applied at a characteristic frequency corresponding to oscillations normal to the fault, leading to gradual dynamical weakening as failure is approaching. Acoustic waves at the same frequency spontaneously emerge at the onset of failure in the absence of perturbations, supporting the relevance of acoustic fluidization in earthquake triggering. © 2015 Phys.org Earthquakes, as most everyone knows, happen when compressed rock slides against other rock along a fault line—but what researchers have struggled to understand is how or why some earthquakes seem to cause other earthquakes to occur, that are too far away to be chalked up to mere ground vibrations.To better understand what happens, the researchers set up some rocks in their laboratory, with some round granules between them—then applied pressure. As the rocks finally slipped, mimicking a real earthquake, the team recorded what happened with the grains between them. They found that they emitted acoustic waves. Next, they tried a similar experiment, but this time, broadcast a variety of acoustic waves in the vicinity of the grains—doing so revealed that for certain frequencies, the acoustic waves caused what the team describes as “lathering” where fluid-like motion occurred resulting in a sudden reduction in friction, causing the rocks on either side to slide against one another earlier than they would have otherwise. And that, the researchers suggest, might be what happens when one earthquake sets off another a long distance away—the sound waves created by one earthquake travel long distances to another site, cause the grains in a fault line they encounter to lather, and that is what sets off another earthquake. The lathering occurs, the researchers suggest, due to waves bouncing back and forth inside a fault.The results beg the question: Why don’t all earthquakes set off lots of other earthquakes in distant places? The answer, the team notes lies in the frequency of the acoustics waves—lathering only occurs for any given fault line within a certain narrow frequency range, and the impact they have will depend on the state of other fault lines—they have to be near ready to slip on their own.The idea put forth by the team should not be too difficult to study in real situations, as acoustic recordings that occur in the vicinity of earthquakes could be compared with those captured at distant sites that have what appear to be, related seismic events. Explore further Seismogram being recorded by a seismograph at the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts, USA. Credit: Wikipedia Megathrust quake faults weaker and less stressed than thought Citation: Study offers explanation for earthquakes setting off distant quakes (2015, September 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-explanation-earthquakes-distant-quakes.html Journal information: Physical Review Letters
Darjeeling: The Himalayan Plantation Workers’ Union (HPWU-affiliated to the Gorkha National Liberation Front) has demanded the district administration to take steps for the sale of processed tea of Rangli-Rangliot Tea Estate in Darjeeling in order to settle the dues of the workers including wages, salary, fringe benefit dues and provident fund.Incidentally, the dues include gratuity, provident fund, leave travel allowance, salary, wages, staff kitchen allowance, JCO and tea makers’ salary, medical bill and LTA of temporary workers. Till February 14, 2018, the accumulated due was to the tune of Rs. 1,45,76481 and the amount has gone up since then. Gratuity has not been paid since 2011. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”The wages have not been paid for the last 7 weeks and salary of the staff and sub staff for the past two months along with fringe benefits. The workers have been pushed to the brink of poverty. Despite repeated requests, the Management except for making empty promises have not done anything,” alleged Roshan Rai, Chief Advisor, HPWU, Rangli-Rungliot unit.HPWU on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Darjeeling District Magistrate. Copies of the memorandum were forwarded to the Assistant Labour Commissioner and the Superintendent of Police. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe HPWU has eventually stopped the dispatch of premium first flush tea from the garden April 14. In the memorandum, the HPWU had written: “In the factory of the Rangli-Rangliot Tea Estate, first flush tea worth Rs 1 crore and 5 lakh is in store.The memorandum prompted the District Magistrate to either take legal action against the company owner or arrange for the sale of the tea to pay the dues of the workers.”In the absence of the DM, the Additional District Magistrate, Darjeeling, assured us that he would conduct an inquiry into the matter and take necessary steps,” added Rai. The garden is owned by Duncans Industries Limited. The tea estate has 350 workers and around 100 staff and sub staff. It produces 1,60,000 kg of tea annually and has an area of 183.95 hectare. The Management could not be contacted for comments.
Jaipur will witness a star-studded week when music stalwarts like Shubha Mudgal and Vidya Shah will come forward to perform at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) as a part of Navras 2017 – a performing arts festival, spanning over a period of 9 days from March 18 – 26. The festival will present a series of rich and diverse productions of theatre, contemporary dance and sufi, classical, pop and fusion music. The idea is to give the audiences a chance to experience the arts and its impact in a range of spectacular spaces within the JKK premises. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSays Pooja Sood, DG, JKK, “We are proud to present a variety of nationally acclaimed performances in art, music, dance and theatre to the audiences in Jaipur. If Navras means to have new experiences, then it is our endeavor that the audiences enrich themselves in experiencing theatre, dance and music in new and diverse ways.”Noted singer Shubha Mudgal and her band Koshish, will be opening the festival with a sonorous performance. Equally at ease with popular music and fusion projects, Shubha Mudgal is one of India’s acclaimed vocalists who has specialised in Hindustani classical music. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe days that follow will witness many artistic presentations including dance productions – Ganapati by Adishakti andTimeless by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company, theatre productions – Kaumudi by Abhishek Majumdar and White Rabbit Red Rabbit by Nassim Soleimanpour. The festival will also witness the premier of ‘Phool Kesula Phool’ – a theatre production commissioned by JKK and directed by Rajasthan’s bright talent Rajendra Panchal. JKK will also be presenting ‘Tilchatteyki Diary’, a play for children that was also commissioned in summer 2016. In an attempt to introduce audiences to alternative viewing strategies, several experimental productions have been invited to Navras. For example, in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, there is nothing between the actor and the audience – no directorial vision and no production design. The script is handed over to the artist on the stage and then he/she has to improvise and make it interactive. Dil-o-Danish, a long durational reading of Krishna Sobti’s celebrated novel about Delhi and the Ganga-Jamuna tehzib of the city will be held in a specially conceived tent outdoors. As the audiences immerse themselves in the story of Delhi they will also get to ‘taste’ ‘Dilli ka khaana’ which will be served as a part of the reading session. Directed by Anuradha Kapur, this work borders between theatre and a reading.There will also be an exhibition, ‘Women on Record’, curated and designed by photographer Delhi-based ace photographer Parthiv Shah on March 26. The exhibition which will run in the Museum Galleries 2 and 3 of Jawahar Kala Kendra till the end of April, is a showcase of a world of incredible women, of black and white era, of the Salon, the Tawaifs, stories, riddles, anecdotes, photographs and songs. This will be enunciated by a performance of classical music by Vidya Shah .
Kolkata: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University (MAKAUT) is working on developing a digital system for recreating the original structure of old and dilapidated buildings, persevering the heritage value.The project conceived by the university titled — ‘Heritage Site Reconstruction’ will involve buildings which are replete with historical value but do not feature in the list of heritage structures under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). “Perhaps, it will be the first time in the country when a university will reconstruct a digital replica of heritage structures which are old and dilapidated by using emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and other technological interventions. In places like the US and Italy, technology is used for restorating and preserving heritage structures,” said MAKAUT Vice-Chancellor Saikat Maitra. The idea evolved when Maitra visited Oxford in August and witnessed the latest technology of Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeheritage preservation. It may be mentioned that the V-C and other experts have visited Bishnupur in Bankura where they have come across many heritage structures and shrines that are in dire need of restoration. It may be also mentioned that the state Heritage Commission has identified around 3,500 buildings in Kolkata as heritage sites among which around 500 are in dire need of urgent renovation. MAKAUT has already formed a heritage cell in this regard comprising experts from architectural engineering and civil engineering. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Students eager to take up specialisation in civil engineering will also be roped in under this project. They will be taught how modern technology can be used for development for the purpose of restoration and preservation of heritage structures,” a senior administrative official of the university said. Elaborating on the work pattern of the system, the official said experts involved with the project will at first take a photograph of the building and then a digitally reconstructed replica of the building will be produced. The digital replica of the building will be created in such a pattern that it would resemble the structure of the building exactly the way it was constructed for the first time. The university is also planning to start a curriculum on this subject from the next academic year — both at the undergraduate as well as post graduate level. “If we can implement the project successfully, the rich history and heritage of Bengal can be presented before the public across the globe and at the same time ensure conservation of history and heritage of the state,” Maitra maintained.
Kapalbhati is a part of Pranayam kriya where one forcefully exhales rapidly and in short bursts. Practitioners claim that it helps in cleaning lungs and in exercising the abdomen muscles. It is, therefore, recommended for reducing tummy fat.The word Kapalbhati means skull illumination. Yogis claim that practicing it cleans the brain and gives a shining quality to a person’s appearance. Modern science may give credence to this claim.Researchers have known since 1941 that nanoparticles (10-30 nanometers which are almost 10-20 times smaller than those emitted in cigarette smoke), can directly reach the brain by breathing through the nose and bypassing the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHowever, this field of research remained dormant till the 1990s when scientists, alarmed by rising environmental pollution, revisited the early research and started discovering the harmful effects of toxin invasion of brain through breathing.Today, rapidly growing research shows that a small part of the polluted air we breathe through our nostrils goes directly to the brain via the olfactory lobes (this is the area which gives us the sense of smell) and the rest (major portion) goes to the lungs supplying the necessary oxygen to the blood. Thus the action of inhaling affects both the mind and the body directly. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveMedical researchers have also shown that though the pollutants are most of the times flushed out of the lungs by the body’s immune system the toxic particles in the brain go on accumulating.This has alarming implications for modern living since the inhaled pollution from household and automobile smoke, dust and general industrial environment has the ability to directly affect the nervous system.There are, however, indications that some of these small particles might be flushed out by the cerebrospinal fluid which floods the brain. During dreaming episodes, this flushing mechanism is very active. However, not all the particles leave the brain and hence affect the brain functioning. Since these small particles go into the brain through the olfactory lobe it is quite possible that they could be flushed out by the forceful exhalation of the Kapalbhati process. This follows the principle of equivalence.The forceful exhalation creates a venturi effect in the nasal passage thereby creating a partial vacuum which might suck out these particles from the olfactory lobes. Natural designs are very efficient and take into account all paths and forces. Thus the forceful exhalation of breath not only exercises the abdomen muscles but also cleans the lungs and the brain. This cleaning of toxins from the brain is the true meaning of Kapalbhati.For people living in the present polluted atmosphere a good strategy would be to wear a nose mask which filters out the pollutants during outdoor activities and practice Kapalbhati daily to remove the particles which inadvertently might have gone into the system.Naturally it is preferable if we reduce the pollution in our cities so that the air becomes clean. Then the loading of brain with pollutants can be drastically reduced.
Comcast has dropped the bidding war with Disney to acquire assets from 21st Century Fox and will instead focus on the acquisition of Sky.“I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company,” Comcast chairman-CEO Brian Roberts said in a statement Thursday.Disney will now be free to complete the US$71 billion acquisition, which will see it gain Fox assets including the 20th Century Fox film and TV studio, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners and Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu.Iger, Disney’s chairman and CEO, said: “Our incredible enthusiasm for this acquisition and the value it will create has continued to grow as we’ve come to know 21st Century Fox’s stellar array of talent and assets.“We’re extremely pleased with today’s news, and our focus now is on completing the regulatory process and ultimately moving toward integrating our businesses.”The battle between the two companies has been one of the most high-profile M&A moves in recent history. It resolves one of the many M&A moves taking place at the moment.With AT&T’s Time Warner acquisition recently put on hold, after the government appealed the court decision to allow a deal between the companies, Comcast thought it best to not go ahead with the push for Fox assets.Comcast, Disney, and Fox are still negotiating over Sky, however. Comcast most recently raised its cash offer for Sky to £26 billion (US$34 billion), after Fox had offered £24.5 billion for the remaining 61% of the company.