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Rainstorms knock out power across Southland

first_img – City News Service160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – A rare September storm moved out of the Southland on Saturday night, leaving behind mudslides, flash floods, and vehicle mishaps. The storm also caused scattered power outages in many parts of Los Angeles County, many due to lightning and the fact that it was the first rain in Los Angeles since April. By this evening, electricity had been restored to more than 125,000 of the 128,567 Southern California Edison customers who lost power during the rainstorms, said SCE spokeswoman Mashi Nyssen. As of 5 p.m., 1,078 customers were still affected by SCE power outages, she said. Neighborhoods affected included Torrance, South Los Angeles and Arcadia. “The first rain of the season is always a little difficult,” she noted. The slow-moving storm originated in British Columbia and is also bringing lower temperatures that will linger into next week. The heaviest rain fell in the mountains and valleys. As of 5 p.m., the National Weather Service had recorded 1.3 inches near in the Sepulveda Canyon, 1.18 inches in Newhall and 1.03 inches in Van Nuys. Today is expected to be partly cloudy in the morning, clearing in the afternoon with highs in the upper-60s to mid-70s. last_img read more

Redskins Make Robert Griffin III An Offensive Team Captain

Robert Griffin III, the Washington Redskins’ mercurial rookie quarterback, returned to practice after a few days off feeling revived, he said. He also picked up a rare title for a first-year player: captain.The Redskins’ offensive players voted Wednesday to make their quarterback a team captain for the rest of the season. Coach Mike Shanahan said he believes it’s the first time he’s had a rookie in such a leadership position. But Griffin’s appointment speaks to his position on the team and the leadership acumen he has displayed since arriving to the Redskins.And he said he does not see the new responsibilities as a burden.“You just know that everybody’s looking at me to be the guy, to make everything work,” Griffin said. “To me, that’s not pressure. But I just echo it to everyone else that it’s not just me. People will say it’s me and I’ll get all the blame and all the fame, but it’s the guys around me that make me great.”Shanahan — who is in the news because he had money and his passport stolen from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ locker room when they played there almost two weeks ago — typically lets his players vote for an initial set of captains before the season, then takes another vote around the midpoint of the schedule. Griffin joins left tackle Trent Williams as the captains on offense.Griffin the few days “to get away from the familiar” during the bye week has replenished him. He insists the playoffs remain a realistic goal for the Redskins (3-6), who face the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, because the rest of the NFC East also has been struggling.“I came back even hungrier,” he said. “I thought I was hungry before the bye week. You come back and you realize just how much more energy you have, just having that week off.”He certainly didn’t lose his creativity. For practice, Griffin wore a red shoe on his left foot and a white shoe on the right foot.“In college I used to wear a white shoe and a black shoe,” Griffin said. “And the whole message is everybody’s working together. Wednesday, Thursday, the shoes will be different — and Friday we bring it all together and get ready for Sunday.” read more


first_img Related Items:2014, turquoise morning Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Deandrea joins One Caribbean Television in Aruba Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jan 2015 – Our best moments of 2014 including the launch of the Delano Williams Foundation; the visit of NBA Champion and Miami Heat player, Duane Wade; how about our trip to Cat Island and the Rake n Scrape Festival or Freeport for the Junka Fest. We flashback to both Queen’s Baton Relays in Provo and Grand Turk and our time in Jamaica for the Caribbean Hall of Fame gala where Bahamian Ronnie Butler, MBE was inducted along with Beenie Man, Rita Marley, Beresford Hammond and Tarrus Riley. Go to MagneticMediaTV on YouTube to watch or follow @DeeCaribbean. Turquoise Morning shows Caribbean & US highlights of TCI Sales & Investment Blitz 18 People celebrated as favorites for 2015last_img read more

TCI Premier Robinson Announces Final Extension For Import Duty Exemption

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 19, 2018 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is pleased to announce the extension of the Customs (Import Duty Exemption) Order 2018. The Order may be cited as the Customs (Import Duty Exemption) Order 2018 and will now expire on 31st March 2018.The import duty exemption shall apply to individuals seeking to import goods of a description specifically furniture, appliances and general construction/building materials for personal use and not for resale. Merchants are excluded from this final extension and residents are reminded that no letter need to be written to the Minister of Finance.  Persons are encouraged to consult with the Customs Department to ensure compliance and to avoid unnecessary challenges ahead of imports.  Be sure that your items are included within the Order and all documentation is provided even ahead of of shipment.An individual seeking to import goods of the description specified and; to be granted the import duty exemption shall on importation of any such goods produce to the Collector of Customs –(a) Evidence of ownership of the damaged property or long-term residence at the property.(b) Evidence of damage to property, furniture or appliances, either through photographs or insurance assessments and;(c) Proof of the value of the replacement furniture or appliance either by invoice or quotation. This Government is seeking to channel resources quickly, flexibly and efficiently to ensure that they reach those most adversely affected. My Government will ensure that Turks and Caicos Islanders are in a position to rebuild bigger and better.Premier Robinson in announcing this final extension said, “These remain challenging times in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  In the face of fallen revenue and early in our continuing early recovery efforts, it is important to support our residents where we can.  I am pleased to announce the final extension.  We recognize the challenge with insurers, shipping delays and orders being filled and believe that many will be grateful for this final extension.  This has been a wait and see period as we watch our revenue performances and are happy to offer this final extension.  I wish to remind us all that this is a great sacrifice  at this time and I must encourage persons to cease the attempts to abuse this opportunity being presented.  We are not at the revenue levels that we wish to record nor have we recovered what was loss but we are committed to helping those who are able to help themselves in their repairs.As we seek to finalize our firm recovery plans, I wish to encourage our residents by our present state.  No Irma, No Maria, no super-storm is superior to our indomitable spirit.  We are Turks and Caicos Strong and we will emerge from these natural phenomena better, smarter, stronger and more united as we seek to rebuild.Rest assured that my Government will explore strategies, implement policies and legislation to ensure that we remain a resilient people”. Related Items:last_img read more

Peter Jackson To Assemble New Beatles Let It Be Film From Archival

first_imgNews https://twitter.com/thebeatles/status/1090566851711647745 The “Let It Be” sessions have more than 50 hours of archival footage that will be culled through and re-edited for the new projectPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jan 30, 2019 – 3:35 pm After the release of Abbey Road in 1969, the Beatles stopped recording together but the previous sessions of Let It Be were released in 1970. The album was released on May 8 and the film of the same name debuted in New York City on May 13. Now a new film is being prepared by director Peter Jackson of Lord Of The Rings fame based on more than 50 hours of never-before-seen footage.For his first documentary, 2018’s They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson combined archival footage with 3D modeling to recreate British soldiers during World War I. Jackson’s remarks about Let It Be raised expectations more realistic FX will be used for the Beatles too. “This movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about,” said Jackson. “It’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together.” Facebook Email Twitter Let It Be’s title track and “The Long And Winding Road” both reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1970, and “Get Back” had already been a hit in a previous Billy Preston version. “Get Back” was a protest song, ridiculing politicians who whipped up voters’ fears of outsiders. On Jan. 30, 1969 the Beatles were recording a third take of “Get Back” with Preston on the roof of their Savile Row Apple Corps headquarters as police arrived to shut down their now historic performance. The sense that this protest song was the Beatles’ final public performance took on a greater meaning that stuck with the version on the album as well.Accoriding to a statement, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison are all cooperating on the project, adding the excitement.Giles Martin On Reissuing The Beatles’ 1968 Enigma ‘The White Album’Read more Peter Jackson To Make New Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Film peter-jackson-assemble-new-beatles-let-it-be-film-archival-footage Peter Jackson To Assemble New Beatles ‘Let It Be’ Film From Archival Footage last_img read more

PHOTOS Wilmington Town Museum Wilmington Minutemen Hold Successful Harvest Festival

first_img—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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Town Museum To Host Harvest Festival On October 14In “Community”REMINDER: Harvest Festival At Wilmington Town Museum This Sunday, October 14In “Community”PUBLIC INVITED: Wilmington Flag Retirement Ceremony To Be Held On June 14In “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Town Museum and the Wilmington Minuteman Company held their annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 14 at the Harnden Tavern.Participants experienced old-fashioned farm life with open-pit cooking, candle-making, and games of the past.  Attendees also received tours of the Town Museum and demonstrations from the Minutemen.Below are photos from the popular, family-friendly event shared by Mary Leach of the Billerica Colonial Minute Men:—last_img read more

Euron Greyjoy actor teases the return of Rhaegal in next Game of

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks” featured the death of another Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Rhaegal. However, Euron Greyjoy actor, Pilou Asbæk, recently teased the fans about the return of two dragons in the next episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones.Major Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 8:In Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of Starks,” we saw how easily Euron Greyjoy brutally killed Daenerys’ dragon, Rhaegal. From his fleet, he fired a massive arrow which murdered the second dragon and it left every fan in shock. More importantly, it was a painful moment for Daenerys to see her child getting killed and falling from the sky and later drowning deep into the sea.Euron Greyjoy is being considered as one of the greatest villains after Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. In some cases, Euron is much worse as Ramsay never killed a dragon.Pilou Asbæk, the 37-year-old actor who plays Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s Game of Thrones, recently teased about the return of one or more dragons. The Denmark-born actor recently uploaded a picture of himself from his filming days. In the uploaded image, we see Pilou Asbæk standing on some cliff with a massive green screen in the background. Just in front of that green screen, we see a handful of actors and Pilou is shown as he is trying to blow all of them away.In the caption, Pilou Asbæk wrote “Gone with the wind….!!!? Maybe…. can’t wait for episode 5….there will be light! And death…. and coffee cups… Oreos…?…you might see a dragon…or two…or none…” Fans from around the world are wondering that by saying “two or none” Pilou has somehow teased the return of another dragon. However, if you look closely at the hashtags which he used, you will find that he himself is not aware of what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes of Game of Thrones as he stated that suspense is killing him.Whether we get to see the return of Rhaegal in the next episode of Game of Thrones or not, one thing is clear — Euron Greyjoy is not going to be pleased with Cersei Lannister. In “The Last of Starks,” Cersei lied to him about him being the father of her next child. But in the latter half of the episode, Tyrion talked about Cersei’s pregnancy and this will make Euron question about her loyalty towards him.Pilou Asbæk will return as Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 on Sunday night on HBO. Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones season 8Twitter/(@Twitter)last_img read more

BNP announces committees for North City unit

first_imgLogo of BNPBNP announced full-fledged committees for all thanas and wards of Dhaka North city unit on Sunday night.BNP president Abdul Quayum and general secretary Ahsanullah Hasan of Dhaka North city unit approved the committees, addressing a press release reports UNB.121-member full-fledged committees of all the 25 thanas and 71 member full-fledged committees of all 58 wards under the Dhaka North City Unit BNP have been formed, read the press release.The committees were announced over one year after the formation of Dhaka North City Unit of BNP.Earlier on 19 April, 2017, BNP divided its Dhaka City unit into south and north ones and formed committees of the two new units.Former ward commissioners Abdul Quayum andAhsanullah Hasan were made president and general secretary respectively of the Dhaka North City unit BNP.last_img read more

A Scientific Competition In Houston Where Science Submits to Storytelling

first_img 00:00 /03:35 Listen Share X UT-GSBSScientist Michael McGuire practices explaining his research as an “elevator speech.”If you’re trying to get ahead in your career, or just sell an idea, you’ve probably been told to craft an “elevator speech.” That’s a clear, brief message about yourself and your work. Or a tiny talk you can memorize and use during interviews or meetings. Or when you get that proverbial chance encounter in the elevator with your company’s president.Entrepreneurs have been using them forever. Now the idea is gaining traction among scientists.They know how to talk about their research, but they’re usually speaking to other scientists, according to Carrie Cameron, an assistant professor at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.Cameron organized the school’s first-ever elevator speech competition, which forced graduate students to pull back from the data and the details of their research, and figure out how to explain their work to almost anyone.“It has to be intelligible, it has to be 90 seconds, and it has to be fun,” Cameron said.   Cameron herself trained as a linguist.“I like to see how I can work with the students to kind of unleash their own creativity, and get them in touch with the linguistic side of their science, and not just the technical side,” she said.The final round took place on June 30. One by one, 10 Ph.D. candidates approached the microphone and turned to face an auditorium filled with their teachers, lab partners, and friends. The crowd was friendly and forgiving.“The different effects on – uh, can produce different quality wines…I forgot,” one competitor said. “Can I start over? Can I do that?”She could, and she did. She compared variations in the micro-environments of tumors to the variations in vineyard soils, which can change how grapes grow and taste.Other speakers also used metaphors from everyday life to help non-scientists visualize and relate to their work. Michael McGuire, who studies ovarian cancer, said cancer cells know how to adjust the thermostat.“Just like people turning on air-conditioning, cancer likes to adjust its surrounding to just the right amount, but it needs help from surrounding cells to do so,” McGuire said.Now, he has to explain the goal of the research.“By studying what happens when cancer’s cellular neighbor uptake its mutations, we hope to explain how cancer so perfectly calibrates its environmental thermostat,” McGuire added.Another contestant, Kimiya Memarzadeh, began this way: “I work on saposin proteins. So, what are saposin proteins and why should you care?”Memarzadeh explained that mutations in those proteins can cause disorders such as Tay-Sachs disease and Gaucher disease.Having explained why it matters, she then introduced two new characters, lysosomes and endosomes, and began to build her metaphor.“Now, I want you to think of the cell as a city,” Memarzadeh said. “If the nucleus is the city hall, and the mitochondria are the power plants, I want you to think of the lysosome as the cell’s waste plant and the endosome as the trash trucks that transport waste to the waste plant.”She went on: “Now in the context of our city, saposin proteins are the waste-plant workers, and if they don’t function properly, there’s a build-up of waste in the waste-plant. It makes sense, right?”The judges liked her speech, awarding Memarzadeh second place in her category.Kimiya won $350, but says the reason she entered the contest was to force herself to practice public speaking.“I think talking and writing are a scientist’s two biggest weapons in their artillery as far as being able to get funding, being able to convince people that your research is significant and important,” she said.Carrie Cameron, the contest organizer, agreed that communication skills could help scientists compete at a time when funding for basic research has declined.But she said the skills can also help scientists do better science.“As we move into large, inter-disciplinary ‘team science,’ the scientists themselves do not know how to communicate with one another,” Cameron said. “The scientists on a team are doing so many different kinds of science that it’s hard for them to understand what each other is doing, and how they fit into the team. That’s one of the most important goals of this kind of communication.”Some of the graduate students confided there had been another, unexpected benefit: they had finally found a better way to explain to their relatives and friends what exactly they do all day in the lab.   To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more