Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuesday February 3, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government extends sincere condolences to the Government and citizens of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas, on the tragedy which claimed the life of Officer Latorio Demeritte of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, in Nassau, early Monday morning.It is understood that Officer Demeritte was a part of the escort convoy for the ceremonial handover of the body the late Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield, MBE, Former Speaker to the House of Assembly of The Turks and Caicos Islands and was en route to the airport for the arrival of Officials from the Turks and Caicos Islands when he met with the fatal crash.On receiving the news of the accident, which came during the third meeting of Cabinet in Grand Turk this morning, Premier, Dr. the Hon. Rufus W. Ewing commented: “The death of Officer Demeritte is extremely unfortunate and I am terribly saddened by this news. Death is never an easy thing to bear, and death of a colleague or loved one from most illnesses, often gives us time to reconcile or say our goodbyes. But tragedy comes so swiftly and unexpectedly, leaving us shocked, heartbroken and with many unanswered questions.“Our thoughts are with the Government, the Commissioner and Members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the family and friends of Officer Demeritte, and I want them to know that they are not alone in mourning his passing. We are eternally grateful for the selflessness of Officer Demeritte, the Bahamas Government and Police Force for their profound generosity, and while we lay to rest our Hon. Dr. Butterfield, we will forever remember and revere the life that was given in service to her and to our country.”END Related Items:death, LATORIO DEMERITTE, royal bahamas police force, rufus ewing Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide No medical report yet in Capron death Police seize drugs, gun & ammo in recent raids
Updated: 3:37 PM November 2, 2017 , 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) — The U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission announced Thursday that it wants to hold a workshop with San Diego-area cities and agencies in hopes of staving off a lawsuit over the flow of sewage from Mexico.The cities of Chula Vista, Imperial Beach and San Diego, the county of San Diego and Port of San Diego have declared their intent to sue the USIBWC — an agency is responsible for water treaties covering Mexico and this country — over continued spills that have fouled water on both sides of the border.The notice of intent gave the commission two months to create a plan to reduce or end polluted waters coming across the border. The county, cities and port can go ahead with a lawsuit if they don’t find the plan acceptable.The U.S. Justice Department made the request to hold a workshop on behalf of the USIBWC in a letter to the local jurisdictions.”We want to work with the community to address these concerns cooperatively rather than through litigation,” Commissioner Edward Drusina said. “The USIBWC continues to work with our partners to take concrete actions to improve sanitation conditions at the border.”In its announcement, the commission outlined a series of steps it has taken in response to the spills, including:developing a more detailed protocol for providing notification of spillsforming a working group to address trans-border issues in the Tijuana River Valleyembarking on a study of infrastructure that could reduce the impact of flows into the valleyupdating a plan for regular water quality testingworking with the Mexican Section of the IBWC to finalize operating protocols to ensure more reliable operation of equipment that diverts wastewater out of the riverThe USIBWC said the letter proposed an inclusive process to address the matters identified in the notice of intent to sue and requested the workshop with stakeholders to resolve the concerns quickly. USIBWC attempting to avoid litigation from San Diego cities over Mexican sewage spills Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: November 2, 2017
The package highlights seasonal, regional events with over 100 listings of local fairs, festivals and farmers markets—letting the publication have an extended touch point with readers because it acts like a guide well beyond the month of May.“We were going back and forth to try and determine what we wanted to do with the cover because they are three distinctly different things,” he says. The team ultimately decided to feature a seasonal theme. Goesele contacted chalk artist Jeff Nelson who created the homegrown look, which was actually a 5×7 foot free-hand drawing that was photographed and scaled down so that it would translate to print.“In this day and age, everything is produced digitally but deep down we’re still tactile beings and I think that’s why magazines will be around for a long time—we love touching paper,” says Goesele. “That’s why it was very important to me to have the literal mark of the hand on the cover.” DESIGNER’S COMMENTS“Jeff Nelson’s artwork is perfectly evocative of the colorful, handmade deliciousness of local fairs, festivals, and farmers markets. It’s a terrific sell for summertime activities and makes the magazine feel like a resource to save.“I love the boldness of a complete cover take-over, no line of copy is too small for his impeccable lettering. There are no smudges! This richly detailed chalkboard is truly an intricate mix of considered illustration and well-crafted typography, it rolls several jobs into one.“The result feels as rich and ephemeral as summertime’s bounty. It makes you want to get out and enjoy those flowers and strawberries as soon as possible. Well done!”-Vivian Selbo, design director, Slate“This is simply stunning! Not only are the graphics and type hand-drawn, but the entire cover right down to the logo and date, is drawn in chalk. In this digital age, I am always in awe of the old-school approach.“Craftsmanship aside, the choice of style and medium marries well to the subject, it really invokes the feeling of warm weather, strolling through the aisles of your local farmers market, and looking at the colorful signs inviting you to buy fresh produce.”-Kirstin Krutsch, senior production editor, American Libraries“Washingtonian’s hand-drawn cover is fun, playful and a welcome departure from the standard newsstand cover design. That said, three minor tweaks would have made a good cover great. The split center cross-strokes on the ‘F’ and ‘E’ letter forms (in main headline) are awkward, hindering its legibility. A slight increase in the letter-spacing of the same headline would also help its readability and lessen the density of the cover.“Finally, it would have been best to have the top banner swoop downward over the top right portion of the logo to alleviate the tension between the banner’s bottom edge and the top of the logo.”-Mark Montgomery, senior art director, IEEE Spectrum MAGSTATSIssue: May 2013Frequency: 12 times per yearLaunched: October 1965Circ: 124,000 (paid circulation)Editor: Garrett M. GraffCreative Director: Michael GoeselePublishing Company: Washingtonian Media Inc.D.C.-based monthly The Washingtonian wanted to highlight an age-old community tradition with it’s May issue: Fairs, festivals and farmers markets.“It’s the first time we’ve actually done this as a cover package,” says creative director Michael Goesele. “A lot of city and regional magazines have been feeling the pinch since 2008, like everyone else, so this is something new and different.” Watch the timelapse video of the creation of this Washingtonian cover: Have a unique “cover” story? Contact senior editor T.J. Raphael at email@example.com.
Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Marvel Studios Carol and Fury become a sort of odd couple with little in common besides mutual respect. They share some of the funnier, sharper banter in the movie and he reminds her that emotions don’t just make humans human, they’re often advantageous. But there’s no love interest in Captain Marvel. Not even a hint of it. And I’m more than fine with that. As much as I enjoyed Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman, this is an origin story minus the flirtation and seduction and it’s all the stronger for it. Danvers comes to terms with her powers, learns to control them, and confronts a society that tells her women can’t race cars, join the army or become fighter pilots. That struggle is more than enough to keep her (and us) engaged. Don’t get me wrong. Captain Marvel is far from alone. As well as Fury, she also reunites with her longtime friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Maria’s daughter Monica. “You were the most powerful woman I knew right before you could shoot fire from your fists,” Maria tells Carol during a touching conversation when our protagonist needs a bit of a confidence boost.Click for more on the women who make Marvel run. Rounding out the excellent cast, Annette Bening plays the person Carol admires most, even when at times she doesn’t recall why. It’s very telling that Bening’s character isn’t about fighting wars, but about ending them. That philosophy will influence Carol’s values and give her reasons for becoming a full-fledged warrior and protector.The diverse array of female characters puts Captain Marvel alongside the undeniably feminist Black Panther — both pass the Bechdel test with high grades. Captain Marvel is yet another title that proves you can have a big superhero film that doesn’t forget to represent half of the world’s population in a non-reductionist way. Why we love the women of Marvel Powerful women of the Marvel universe Tags 26 Photos Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) rules the ’90s. Marvel Studios As the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first film helmed by a female superhero and the first co-directed by a woman, Captain Marvel has a lot to live up to. The stakes are high. Especially considering DC already released its own successful, critically acclaimed film led and directed by women: Wonder Woman. Let’s just say Captain Marvel, which will be available to watch at home at the end of May, was worth the wait. It’s two hours of pure female empowerment packaged with all the visual power you’d expect from a Marvel blockbuster. Brie Larson is fierce and effortlessly cool as a fighter-pilot-turned-space-warrior trying to discover who she really is. And it doesn’t hurt that Hole, Elastica and Nirvana set the beat with some of the biggest hits of the ’90s.Grunge looks good on Marvel.Larson is Carol Danvers, a member of the alien Kree race’s elite military unit Starforce. Her mentor Yon-Rogg, played by a yellow-eyed Jude Law, tries to teach her that the most dangerous things a warrior can encounter are emotions. Danvers doesn’t always listen. She’s struggling to control her powers, but also trying to figure out why she can’t remember her past. After a mission gone wrong, Danvers finds herself on Earth in 1995 — a planet the Kree refer to as C-53 and a “shithole.” Here she’ll make the acquaintance of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. with two eyes and a full mane of hair. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order More Captain Marvel 15 Photos Previously known for creating low-key stories such as Half Nelson, the writing and directing pair of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are the latest in a line of interesting choices to helm an effects-driven superhero epic. And just like Taika Waititi with Thor: Ragnarok or Ryan Coogler with Black Panther, Boden and Fleck infuse Captain Marvel with plenty of heart. They avoid flashbacks that would slow the pace and clumsy exposition is almost nonexistent. We learn about Carol at the same gradual pace that she does — through interesting, well-executed narrative devices like Skrull leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) invading Carol’s memories. Marvel Studios You learn about Danvers’ humanity through her failings. Falling but standing up ready to attempt again becomes one of our hero’s driving forces — and a quality that reminds viewers that sometimes the most important thing in life isn’t necessarily success, but continuing to try.Then there are all those ’90s references. Panama Jack’s boots and coveralls. Turtlenecks. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Alta Vista. Blockbuster video-rental stores and telephone booths. Pagers. Early (and slow) Macs. The album poster from Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It also helps that Captain Marvel’s soundtrack is underscored by Nirvana’s Come As You Are, Elastica’s Connection and No Doubt’s Just A Girl. Obvious choices maybe, but it’s hard not to tap your feet to the pounding rhythm of Hole’s Celebrity Skin even if you’ve never been a grunge devotee. Celebrating the badass women of Marvel, on and off screen Danai Gurira of Black Panther: An action hero in her own right Meet the Oscar winner who made Black Panther look fierce Round two of our Women of the Marvel universe bracket Comments Of course the movie isn’t just a ’90s music video, although there are moments when you might think you’re actually watching a ’90s action movie or buddy film with a touch of Terminator 2 or even Die Hard with a Vengeance. The visual effects are seamlessly integrated into the story to the point where you often forget they’re there. Like Fury’s digital de-aging: it’s hard to be bothered by it because it just looks natural. There are perfectly choreographed minimalistic fight sequences between two barefoot characters and there are full-blown explosion-driven space battles. Carol flies in space, clad in her blue, red and golden suit, leaving a luminous trail across the sky wherever she goes. “You know you’re glowing, right?” Fury asks Carol at one point.The movie also pays homage to the late Stan Lee, who was still around to film his cameo for this movie and Avengers: Endgame. The legendary comics creator, who died in November at 95, is remembered in the Marvel Studios opening theme sequence and a “Thank You Stan” message opens the movie. TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: 18:39 Captain Marvel opens Thursday, March 7: Reserve your tickets now Endgame countdown: How to stream every Marvel film before April 26 3:04 More Marvel-ous women Share your voice 38 Becoming a Marvel woman through cosplay, and getting paid for it Now playing: Watch this: Not everything in Captain Marvel is what it appears. There are a couple of twists you won’t necessarily see coming. And yes, the feline Goose steals every single scene. At one point during Captain Marvel, Carol is wearing a Nine Inch Nails T-shirt, leather jacket and distressed jeans. Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage plays in the background. Fury summarizes the whole thing perfectly: “Grunge is a good look for you,” he says. I couldn’t agree more. Feeling like watching it again at home? Captain Marvel will be available digitally May 28 and on Blu-ray June 11. You can already preorder the streaming version on Amazon. The HD version costs $19.99 and has bonus content. Women of Marvel Captain Marvel Movie reviews Marvel
Road accident illustration by Prothom AloAt least 299 people lost their lives in accidents during Eid-ul-Azha journeys between 6 and 18 August, the Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad said Tuesday, reports UNB.While unveiling its findings at the National Press Club, the organisation said at least 818 people were also injured during the period.At least 250 accidents took place on roads, rails and waterways, according to the report prepared by the organisation’s accident research and monitoring cell.Retired brigadier general GM Quamrul Islam, the organisation’s president, dubbed the statistics “horrific and alarming”.The data were collected from 18 national dailies, six local dailies and 10 online news portals.Most of the vehicles involved in accidents on highways were buses and motorcycles.Meanwhile, 16 people were killed in 21 accidents on waterways. Twenty-three people were injured while 51 remained missing.Thirty people lost their lives in rail accidents during the same period.An excessive rush of people, rundown roads, reckless driving, unskilled drivers, animal-laden trucks and pickups, among others, were identified as causes of road accidents.Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Detective Branch officer DA Tayeb, Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik League’s additional secretary general Hanif Khokon, BUET’s assistant professor Kazi Saifun Newaz, Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Sramik Federation’s secretary general Mokhlesur Rahman and Driver Training Center’s chairman Nurun Nabi Shimu, among others, were present at the press conference.
(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from the U.S. and Italy has found evidence of a naturally formed quasicrystal in a sample obtained from the Khatyrka meteorite. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team describes how they found the quasicrystal and offer some possible explanations on how it was formed. Citation: Khatyrka meteorite found to have third quasicrystal (2016, December 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-khatyrka-meteorite-quasicrystal.html Prior to the 1980’s, scientists believed there were just two types of solids; crystals and amorphous solids. Crystals are materials made of atoms that are joined in a repeating lattice. Amorphous solids are rather the opposite, having no real order. But then researchers discovered that another type of structure could exist, at least theoretically—quasicrystals. They are made of latticed atoms, like crystals, but do not repeat. After establishing their existence, researchers began making them in labs—over 100 have been created thus far. At the time, it was not clear if quasicrystals could exist naturally, though some suggested there was no reason for them not to come about under conditions similar to those used in labs—thus began a search for an example. That search came to fruition in 2009, as a team studying samples from the Khatyrka meteorite in northeastern Russia found two examples of quasicrystals that were of the same type that had been made in the lab. In this new effort, the researchers report that they have found a third quasicrystal from the same meteorite sample, but this one has never been made artificially before—it is also very similar to one of the other two quasicrystals found in the meteorite. All three have metallic aluminum, which, the team notes, bonds well with oxygen. The newest one also has iron and copper.Though they have no way to prove it, the researchers suggest it is possible the quasicrystals came about due to a collision between asteroids—such a violent impact would provide both the heat and energy needed to cause the unique formations. They suggest that further study of the specimens could lead to a better understanding of the early solar system. The discovery also offers fresh hope that naturally occurring quasicrystals could be found that originated on Earth. (A) Grain 126A; red dashed box indicates the region to be enlarged in (B). (B) The area where there are the three metal assemblages containing the two different icosahedral phases; red dashed boxes (indicated as 1, 2 and 3) indicate the regions to be enlarged in panels on right. Panels 1, 2 and 3 show the different associations of minerals in the three metal assemblages. Credit: Scientific Reports (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep38117 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 Natural quasicrystals may be the result of collisions between objects in the asteroid belt More information: Luca Bindi et al. Collisions in outer space produced an icosahedral phase in the Khatyrka meteorite never observed previously in the laboratory, Scientific Reports (2016). DOI: 10.1038/srep38117AbstractWe report the first occurrence of an icosahedral quasicrystal with composition Al62.0(8)Cu31.2(8)Fe6.8(4), outside the measured equilibrium stability field at standard pressure of the previously reported Al-Cu-Fe quasicrystal (AlxCuyFez, with x between 61 and 64, y between 24 and 26, z between 12 and 13%). The new icosahedral mineral formed naturally and was discovered in the Khatyrka meteorite, a recently described CV3 carbonaceous chondrite that experienced shock metamorphism, local melting (with conditions exceeding 5 GPa and 1,200 °C in some locations), and rapid cooling, all of which likely resulted from impact-induced shock in space. This is the first example of a quasicrystal composition discovered in nature prior to being synthesized in the laboratory. The new composition was found in a grain that has a separate metal assemblage containing icosahedrite (Al63Cu24Fe13), currently the only other known naturally occurring mineral with icosahedral symmetry (though the latter composition had already been observed in the laboratory prior to its discovery in nature). The chemistry of both the icosahedral phases was characterized by electron microprobe, and the rotational symmetry was confirmed by means of electron backscatter diffraction. © 2016 Phys.org Journal information: Scientific Reports
Bali Island of Sunderban – the land where tigers have mauled the men widowing women.Life of 30-year-old Sumitra Midha was torn to rags by the claws as she bore the intolerable pain of losing her husband in tiger attack.The Bag-Bidhoba (tiger-widow in local parlance) was fighting the aftermath of the fateful incident, while she was coping with the consequent discrimination, deprivation, and social rejection, and the impact on her mental health, something just changed in the area for good. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC visited the Island to understand the pain and agony of the tiger-widows on July 21.”We want to bring down human deaths due to tiger attack to zero. Keeping this in mind, we will help villagers in taking up apiculture and weaving in all possible forms right in the villages so that they do not need to venture deep into the forests,” Saxena said on the visit.After studying the impact on the survivors in terms of health, both physical and psychosocial, disruption of livelihoods and food insecurity – the commission led by Khadi planned to provide a new lease of life in form of Gandhian Charkhas and bee-boxes for Bag-Bidhoba Sumitra and many others like her, to eke out their livelihood. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBesides giving 50 Charkhas, KVIC selected 75 women among all victim widows for training in the first phase.Named as ‘Tiger Victim Khadi Katai Kendra’ Bali – the programme will start from July 30 until the last week of August, training the selected women in spinning and bee-keeping.It is likely that the Kendra inaugurates during the first week of September this year.Consequently, it would be a significant stride by the KVIC to encourage the villagers to take up apiculture and Khadi activities right in their native villages. The programme will also stop villagers from collecting honey and fishing in deep waters of the Sundarban forest for eking out bread for their families – risking their lives – prey to tigers, crocodiles and poisonous snakes.It is not something new for KVIC to successfully provide dignified ways of eking out the livelihoods to the victims/ sufferers across the nation.Initially, the women of Nagrota village in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the training from the centre developed by KVIC, where the migrant women of terrorism-infested villages there were rehabilitated in the Napkin Stitching Centre.As a result of which, the handkerchiefs made by those women are being used as gifts to the noted national and international dignitaries by many government and non-government organisations.Continuing with the practice of making a good change, the KVIC derived a novel way to cut out illegal poaching and maintain flora and fauna in and around Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Started with a new training-cum-production centre set up in association with Assam forest department, giving 25 charkhas, five looms to the village – artisans of Silimkhowa village under Karbi-Anglong district.Following that initiative, on May 20 which is celebrated as World Honey Bee Day, under a programme of KVIC, it distributed as many as 1,000 bee-boxes among 100 Mishing Asamese tribal people in Kaziranga – for rebuilding their lives and secure their future.
Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo children have been assessed by paramedics after a car crashed into a house just across the road from a school. The vehicle was on the school-run when it smashed into the property on Turner Street, Northwood. It happened just yards from Grove Academy as dozens of pupils were walking to lessons. The alarm was raised at 8.40am today and the road remained closed until 10am. Now the landlord of the property is assessing the damage to the front of the rented home. Read More’Phil was great and so much fun…’ – Widow’s anguish after finding husband dead at his cash-strapped Stoke-on-Trent gym A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of a road traffic collision on Turner Street at around 8.40am this morning. A car left the road and collided with a house, causing considerable damage to the property. Fortunately no-one was injured and the road was reopened by 10am.” Crews from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service also attended the crash scene. Read MoreThis is the moment a patient ATTACKS an ambulance crew (and the shocking incidents which hit the headlines in Stoke-on-Trent) An ambulance service spokesman said: “We were called at 9.05am to reports of a car going into a house. “One ambulance and a paramedic officer attended and assessed two children. They were assessed and discharged on the scene with minor injuries.” Anyone with any information about the collision should call the police on 101. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive