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Elevated Water Levels Causes Minor Flooding In Southcentral

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Many rivers across southcentral continue to be at or near bankfull stages due to the warm weather and glacial melt, according to a release from the National Weather Service. The Kenai River below Skilak Lake is at minor flood stage with water in yards and in one garage, according to the release. Residents and recreationalists along the upper Kenai River should expect bankfull conditions to persist for several days. No major flooding is anticipated, but water levels will reverse their trend and begin to rise again as more rainfall is expected later on this week. Be prepared for localized minor flooding in low lying areas including Primrose Road on the south side of Kenai Lake, debris moving down river and possible erosion. Anyone with boats or other property low on the riverbanks in the area should prepare for significantly rising water levels.last_img read more

Harry Potter Wizards Unite rakes in 300000 Galleons er dollars in 24

first_img Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 0 1:00 Preview • The ultimate guide to everything Pokemon Go Potter seems to be generating pots of lucre. Niantic Witches and wizards donned their robes and started casting spells Thursday when the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mobile game launched in the US and UK. And a Friday report by SensorTower says Wizards Unite raced to the No. 1 free app download spot in Apple’s US App Store in about 15 hours — not quite as fast as Harry’s Firebolt broom, but not bad for an app. In the first 24 hours, the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game’s been downloaded at least 400,000 times and total player spending across the App Store and Google Play is about $300,000, SensorTower said.It’s not Niantic’s first game to claim that top spot in the App Store. Pokemon Go also sat at No. 1 and generated approximately $2 million in player spending after its launch. The Harry Potter game opened for signups in November and a beta launched in Australia and New Zealand in May. Wizards Unite is a joint effort of WB Games and Niantic under the Portkey Games label.Here’s how you get started playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on your iPhone or your Android phone. Why Harry Potter: Wizards Unit beats Pokemon Go every way but one News • Pokemon Sleep is Pokemon Go but for bedtime Mobile Culture Mobile Apps Gaming Pokemon Go Lego’s giant Hogwarts brings Harry Potter’s school to… How To • Harry Potter: Wizards Unite best Pokemon Go every way but one CNET Apps Today Tags Harry Potterlast_img read more

FM Jaitley Hails RateCut as Positive for Indian Economy

first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), terming the move as “very positive for the economy.”The RBI cut its repo rate by 25 basis points, to 7.75%, for the first time in almost a year, on the back of easing inflation and weak demand.Repo rate is the rate at which banks borrow from the RBI. A reduction in the rate makes funds cheaper and helps retail and institutional borrowers reduce their interest outgo, a key factor in deciding to fund projects or investments through a bank loan.”Reduction in the rates is a positive development. It will lead to more money in the hand of the consumers and result in greater spending. It’s positive for the Indian economy,” Jaitley told reporters on Thursday, according to Business Line.He expressed hope that the move will assist in reviving the investment cycle that the government seeks to restore.Meanwhile, Subramanian noted that the move would provide some fillip to the economy, directly and indirectly.”It does signal a shift in the underlying (monetary) stance going forward,” said said Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry in an interview with television channel CNBC-TV18. Chief economic adviser at India’s Finance Ministry Arvind Subramanian (bottom L) listens to finance officials during their meeting in New DelhiReutersThe BSE Sensex traded at 28,016.24, up by 669.42 points or 2.45% at 1:23 pm.last_img read more

Jet Airways delays interest payments grounds more planes

first_imgIn July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leaveReuters file [Representational Image]Jet Airways Ltd said on Monday it has grounded four more planes and would delay paying interest on maturing debt in a fresh sign of deepening liquidity crisis engulfing the Indian carrier saddled with over $1 billion debt.India’s second-largest carrier has delayed payments to its pilots, suppliers and lessors for months and defaulted on loans, as it battles intensifying competition, a weak rupee and rising fuel costs.The airline said it will delay paying interest to its debenture holder, due March 19, owing to financial constraints.Jet did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment on payment-related details.Meanwhile, the airline grounded four more aircraft on Monday, taking the number of planes tied down to 41, or more than a third of its entire fleet.Founder and chairman Naresh Goyal, who transformed Jet into India’s biggest full-service carrier from its humble start 25 years ago, has said it is charting out a bailout plan, led by state-run banks and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways.An official with State Bank of India (SBI), Jet’s largest creditor, said on Friday that a consortium of lenders should reach a final resolution plan to rescue the embattled airline in one week.Shares in Jet, which fell 15 per cent so far this year, were up 0.15 per cent, as of 0728 GMT.last_img read more

States Attorneys Race Headlines Citywide Battles

first_imgBaltimore’s 2014 citywide elections include one final campaign for the patriarch of a Baltimore family political dynasty, the Register of Wills prospective passing of the torch from mother to daughter, and a fiery young challenger for the State’s Attorney’s office.In the race for Judge of the Baltimore City Judicial Eighth Circuit, eight candidates are vying for seven seats: Melissa Kaye Copeland, Philip S. Jackson, Jeffrey M. Geller, Alfred Nance, Christopher Panos, Melissa Phinn, Julie Rubin and Page Croyder. Of that group Croyder is the only candidate currently not seated on the Court. Croyder, who served for more than 20 years in the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s office before retiring from the agency in January 2008, says she is running for Nance’s seat.“What the public should not stand for, are judges who embarrass and degrade the jurors, witnesses, and attorneys who appear in court before them…,” Croyder said in a statement in February. Nance has been the subject of multiple judicial disciplinary investigations over the years.Frank M. Conaway, Sr. has been a public servant in Baltimore since he was elected to the House of Delegates in 1971. Years later in 1998 he was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baltimore City, a position he still holds. But, the patriarch of the Conaway political clan says this will be his last campaign. He faces Robert Ignatowski and William Allen in the June primary.Conaway’s wife Mary became the city’s first Black and first female Register of Wills in 1982. She recently retired from the position citing health issues, but she is hoping the couple’s daughter Belinda K. Conaway, a former 7th District City Councilwoman will succeed her. Belinda Conaway faces Ramona Moore Baker, Marco K. Merrick and Douglas K. Paige in the race for Register of Wills.In the contest for Judge of the Orphan’s Court, incumbents Lewyn Scott Garrett and Michele E. Loewenthal face opponents Charles “Chuck” Bernstein, Stephan W. Fogleman, Granville Templeton, III and Mark H. Weisner for three seats. Chief Judge Joyce Baylor-Thompson is not running for re-election.Long-time Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson began his career as a deputy sheriff in 1972 and was appointed to his current position by former Governor William Donald Schaeffer in 1989. He faces two opponents in the June primary: Donoven Brooks and Richard Parker.In perhaps the most volatile citywide race of 2014 incumbent State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein faces a resolute Marilyn Mosby, a former city prosecutor who has garnered some high profile endorsements and supporters.“I can tell you from experience working in the State’s Attorney’s office (Mosby worked under both former State’s Attorney Pat Jessamy and Bernstein), that the police all too often get these bad guys off the street. It’s up to the State’s Attorney’s office to seal the deal and get the conviction and that’s not happening,” said Mosby who touts a conviction rate of 80 percent when she was a prosecutor.She specifically cites the case of Nelson Bernard Clifford, who has been charged in five sexual assault cases since 2010 in which he was linked through DNA, yet was acquitted in four of those cases. As of the end of last year, Clifford was being held without bail as Bernstein’s office seeks a conviction on refiled charges from a 2007 allegation against the alleged rapist.“As a wife, as a mother and a resident of West Baltimore and a former prosecutor, I know and understand that it’s a very small group of violent, repeat offenders who are wreaking all the havoc in our communities,” said Mosby who has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO and the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. She is also supported by University of Maryland Law Professor and political strategist Larry Gibson and former Baltimore and former Baltimore City State’s Attorney Kurt Schmoke.Despite Mosby’s charges State’s Attorney Bernstein says the relationship between police department and prosecutors, “Has never been stronger.”“We’ve instituted a number of programs and strategies to insure that strong working relationship continues,” Bernstein said.“For example…our major investigations unit, in terms of its prosecution of violent repeat offenders we meet on a monthly basis with our counterparts in the different districts to review those individuals who we want to target,” he added.Bernstein, who assumed office in January 2011, says he personally engages directly with the community on almost a daily basis.“Since we’ve went to this community prosecution model (prosecutors are assigned to specific neighborhoods in the city) we’ve been successful in prosecuting almost 500 more dangerous felons every year than we had in the past, as well as successfully prosecuting more than100 additional gun offenders every year,” Bernstein explained.“That suggests to me…that not only is the community prosecution model successful, but also we are staying engaged with the community,” he added.Nevertheless, Mosby argues, “the current administration’s priorities are off.” “We’re not going to grow Baltimore, we’re not going to bring families, we’re not going to build businesses unless and until we do something about the crime and order to do that we have to prioritize.”last_img read more

Using fourdimensional electron microscopy to track diffusion of nanoparticles in a liquid

first_img Combining pulsed laser with electron gun allows for capturing fast motion of nanoparticles in a liquid PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Journal information: Science Advances 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. Explore further Citation: Using four-dimensional electron microscopy to track diffusion of nanoparticles in a liquid (2017, August 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-08-four-dimensional-electron-microscopy-track-diffusion.html A team of researchers at Caltech has developed a way to capture on film the superfast propulsive motion of Brownian objects, particularly those at the nanoscale. In their paper published on the open-access site Science Advances, the team describes using four-dimensional electron microscopy techniques to capture real-time imagery of gold nanoparticles as they diffused in a liquid.center_img Play Tracing photoinduced nanoparticle diffusion. Credit: Xuewen Fu 4D imaging of nanoparticle diffusion in liquid. Credit: Xuewen Fu More information: Xuewen Fu et al. Photoinduced nanobubble-driven superfast diffusion of nanoparticles imaged by 4D electron microscopy, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701160 Tiny particles suspended in hot liquid are observed to move in a seemingly random fashion. Such movement was noted by Robert Brown in the early 19th century, a phenomenon thus called Brownian motion. In more recent times, researchers have focused on Brownian motion as it relates to even smaller particles—micro and nano particles. Unfortunately, due to technological limitations, it was previously impossible to capture the action on film—instead, researchers have pieced together stills taken using an electron microscope. In this new effort, the researchers report on a technique they have developed that overcomes this problem, offering a new way to study diffusion of extremely tiny particles.The new approach involves the use of four-dimensional microscopy, which entails using both extremely fast laser pulses and transmission electron microscopy—it is based, the researchers note, on a pump-probe working mechanism. The first of two lasers excites the particles, while the second takes a picture of the action—it happens so quickly that the results can be viewed as video.In their experiments, the researchers fired a first pulse at gold nanoparticles, then fired a second pulse that captured images of tiny bubbles forming near the surface of the nanoparticles and exciting them. Increasing the energy of the first pulse, the team noted, resulted in merging many of the tiny bubbles, causing different types of movement by the nanoparticles. The researchers suggest their technique could be used by other researchers to study dispersion systems, particularly those that are out of equilibrium. It could also lead the way, perhaps, to the development of light-powered nanorobots working inside liquid systems. Play Results of nanoparticle experiment. Credit: Xuewen Fu © 2017 Phys.orglast_img read more