Weekly Activity Report November 6 – 12

first_imgWarrant, 34th Street, one in custody, at 11:22pm November 8, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 117 Vehicle Stops: 26  Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 65  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 3 EMS calls Warrant, 9th Street, one inn custody, at 8:38am DWI, 34th Street, one in custody, at 2:00am November 9, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 63 Vehicle Stops: 6 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 23  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 2 EMS calls City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Bicycle riders must obey all vehicle laws similar to that of a vehicle.       They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic. Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection. Calls for Service: 497        Daily Average: 71 November 6, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 41 Vehicle Stops: 7 Vehicle Accidents: 0  Property Checks: 13  Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 Fire and 3 EMS calls November 7, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 70 Vehicle Stops: 22 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 27  Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 4 Fire and 7 EMS calls Theft, Coolidge Rd., at 2:15pm November 10, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 63 Vehicle Stops: 18 Vehicle Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 31 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 4 EMS callsFraud, 800 block West Ave., at 11:43am November 11, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 79 Vehicle Stops: 24 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 28 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 7 EMS callsCriminal mischief, Folger Ct., at 9:40amWarrant, 900 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 11:26pm November 12, 2016: SaturdayCalls for service: 64 Vehicle Stops: 14 Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 5 EMS callsDomestic violence, 1400 block Ocean Ave., at 2:27amWarrant, 900 block West Ave., one in custody, at 8:58amTrespassing, 800 block Coolidge Rd., one in custody, at 12:03pmTheft, 2900 block Simpson Ave., at 1:00pmTheft, 1200 block Boardwalk, at 1:14pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

Ex-QPR striker signs for Brentford

first_imgFormer QPR striker Antonio German has returned to west London to sign for Brentford.German, 20, has secured an 18-month contract at Griffin Park after impressing during a recent trial.He progressed through the ranks at QPR before making 20 appearances for their first team, scoring three goals.AdChoices广告Since being released by Rangers he has had a spell at Stockport County and recently played for non-League Bromley on a non-contract basis.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Lakers’ third consecutive win over Phoenix soiled with nearly blown lead

first_imgNance Jr., Hibbert and Clarkson all threw down dunks.“All I remember that is Kobe telling me I’m going to the hole like a light-skinned dude,” Clarkson said. “I have to go to the hole like a dark-skinned dude. As soon as the lane opened up, that’s all I could remember.” Williams could not miss with an 11-of-17 clip and a 6-of-7 mark from 3-point range, including a trey at the halftime buzzer. Nance also became effective despite Scott’s revelation that he has not run a play for him.“It’s constant energy,” Nance Jr. said, before naming Clarkson, Williams and Hibbert as scorers. “My job is to be off the ball, get rebounds, slip and do all the little things. Unfortunately, they’re taking notice of that and rewarding me.“ It should be noted the Lakers secured victories against the NBA’s worst team (Philadelphia) and fifth-worst team (Phoenix), the latter on a nine-game losing streak amid Eric Bledsoe’s season-ending left knee injury.But the Lakers will take the victory. Yet, that sets up Randle and Russell in a precarious position. The more the Lakers win, the less they likely will retrieve their starting roles back.“Don’t mess up the little rhythm we have right now,” Scott said. “Let’s keep it the same and see how this plays out. If it goes back to the point where we lose a couple in a row, then we’ll make a change. But not right now.”Scott will surely insert Bryant into the lineup over rookie forward Anthony Brown, assuming Bryant heals soon. But Scott has also considered starting Randle at power forward and Russell at point guard, while sliding Nance Jr. to small forward and Bryant to shooting guard.“I thought about a bunch of nice scenarios,” Scott said. “It’s just a matter if I want to throw them out there or not.”But not with the Lakers sustaining a winning streak, no matter how short-lived it might last. Well maybe not everyone. Scott said beforehand about Russell and Randle, “The one thing I haven’t seen from one of those guys is them pouting.” Both appeared disengaged on the bench at the end of the game. “It might have bruised their egos when I first did it,” Scott said of Russell and Randle coming off the bench. “They were both shocked and disappointed. But now they have the chip on their shoulder where they want to get it back and earn it back. In doing that, they know they have to come out and play well.”But with the Lakers also playing well, things will stay the same. The Lakers moved the ball crisply and shot the ball with deadly accuracy. They defended by rotating swiftly and unyielding hustle. Soon enough, the streamers fell down from the Staples Center rafters as the fans cheered endlessly.It seemed like such a foreign concept to see. But it happened. The Lakers secured a 97-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, providing a new identity in the new year that is suddenly spawning positive vibes in a dour season.The Lakers (8-27) secured their first three-game winning streak since Feb. 22-27, 2014 as Lou Williams (30 points), Larry Nance Jr. (15), Roy Hibbert (13) and Jordan Clarkson (12) all cracked double figures. They also held Phoenix to 36-percent shooting, 16 assists, and outrebounded the Suns, 54-45. Yet, Lakers coach Byron Scott told his team afterward he “was not happy” for putting his starters back in after the Suns cut the Lakers’ 38-point lead to 86-70 with 5:53 left. After praising D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle for handling their month-long bench roles, Scott called out Randle in front of the team to “guard your man” after posting only two points on 0-of-4 shooting to overshadow his 12 rebounds. “Julius is a 21-year-old kid,” Scott said. “I don’t mind him getting mad when he’s getting taken out.”Randle did not talk to reporters afterward. But he looked in better spirits after Lakers forward Metta World Peace consoled him on the bench.“He’s fine. He’s just too passionate,” World Peace told Los Angeles News Group. “He calmed himself down. We work with each other.”Randle also looked in higher spirits when Lakers fan David Moya, of Oakdale, Calif., hit a half-court shot in a promotion before the fourth quarter. Randle rushed onto the court and high-fived Moya, who received a $95,000 check that the Lakers say can be partly used to buy tickets for Kobe Bryant’s last game on April 13 against Utah.But with Bryant missing his second consecutive game while nursing soreness in his right shoulder, the Lakers relied on others. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Half-time: Chelsea 0 Man City 1

first_imgSamir Nasri’s goal 10 minutes before the break left Chelsea trailing in a pulsating FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.Following Yaya Toure’s storming run towards the penalty area, Sergio Aguero laid the ball off to Nasri and a fortuitous ricochet teed the France international up to shoot past Petr Cech.It gave Manchester City a deserved lead as they had been on top for much of the half.Chelsea keeper Cech produced a fine early save low down to his right after Gareth Barry’s shot had been helped on by Toure and then Aguero.Cech was called into action again when he palmed away a shot from Carlos Tevez following a lovely City move.The west London side, with stalwarts Frank Lampard and John Terry left on the bench, responded with a spell of pressure.And they almost took the lead when Vincent Kompany headed Eden Hazard’s goal-bound effort off the line after keeper Costel Pantilimon failed to deal with Juan Mata’s right-wing free-kick.But just as Chelsea seemed to be getting a foothold in the match, they went behind.Chelsea 4-2-3-1: Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Luiz, Bertrand; Ramires, Mikel; Oscar; Hazard, Mata; Ba,Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Moses, Terry, Benayoun, Ake.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Assessing crop challenges after a tough 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the difficult 2015 season progresses toward harvest, Ohio’s growers may continue to face more challenges before the year is over. While there is not much that can be done at this point for the 2015 crop, scouting fields will help growers to decide which fields need to be harvested first as well as what plans should be made for next year in terms of crop rotation, tillage, varietal selection, etc.In many areas of the state, diseases have developed in both corn and soybean fields. Weather played a big part in the appearance and development of disease. For soybeans, sclerotinia white mold (SWM), sudden death syndrome (SDS), and frogeye leaf spot (FE) have developed late in the season. Rainy weather from May through July created an environment conducive to SWM development below the canopy. SDS has appeared in areas of fields where soil compaction exists and soil was saturated for long periods of time this spring. Wet weather has also cause FE to develop in certain areas of the state, especially on susceptible varieties. Determining what diseases are present in 2015 will allow growers to make management decisions for next year such as rotating to corn, choosing resistant varieties, or alleviating compaction and improving soil drainage.In corn, gray leaf spot (GLS), which can be identified by lesions that look like elongated rectangles, became a problem in certain areas of Ohio this year, requiring growers to apply a fungicide. GLS development occurs where conditions such as periods of heavy dew, fog, or light rain exist. Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), identified by large “cigar-shaped” lesions, showed up in Ohio fields as much as two weeks earlier than normal this year and caused severe leaf damage on susceptible hybrids where disease pressure was heavy. NCLB development occurs as a result of wet, humid weather where periods of heavy dew and fog exist.In fields where these diseases developed, growers should consider crop rotation away from corn, tilling residues, and planting hybrids with good resistance to disease in the future. Because fungicide applications are costly, many factors should be taken into consideration to determine if they are necessary. Crop stage, disease pressure, crop rotation history, hybrid disease resistance, and weather patterns are all factors that need to be considered before applying fungicides.As crops approach maturity and harvest begins, standability could become an issue in corn fields. Root-restricting compaction exists in fields that were planted when soil was too wet or “marginal.” Where wet weather has persisted and soils have been saturated, root development has been limited. With limited root development, the possibility of root lodging is a concern. Additionally, Ohio’s corn fields have experienced various environmental factors that create stress conditions for the plant and as a result, stalk rots could be an issue late in the season. Ohio State University Bulletin 802 states: “The severity of stalk rot is confounded by plant stress. In general, the greater the stress the plant endures, the greater the severity of stalk rot. This has been demonstrated very well with plant nutrition. Plants with excessively high levels of nitrogen or with an imbalance between nitrogen and potassium are very susceptible to stalk rot. Plants stressed by drought (especially late season drought), foliage disease, or insect injury generally have more stalk rot.”Ohio’s corn fields have experienced nitrogen loss, leaf disease, and insect damage this year. Some areas of the state have experienced dry conditions late in the season as well. Where standability is a concern, corn should be harvested as soon as possible after reaching physiological maturity.Estimating yields and evaluating varietal performance will be a challenge this year. One theme that appears almost everywhere in the state is variability. In a single field it is not uncommon to see areas that will produce average or better yields while wet spots may not produce anything at all. Variability as a result of excessive wet weather will hurt yields and will cause lower field averages across much of the state.While many of the factors making 2015 a challenging year are out of the grower’s control, scouting, note taking, and collecting harvest data will still aid Ohio’s farmer in determining what needs to be done after harvest and next spring. Growers should use the time between now and harvest to observe what issues exist in their fields and use that information to make sound management decisions in the future.last_img read more

Deep Sea Mining Could Spur Mass Solar Energy

first_imgBy JON MAJORScientists have just discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology. As a solar expert who specializes in exactly this, I should be delighted. But here’s the catch: the deposit is found at the bottom of the sea, in an undisturbed part of the ocean.People often have an idealized view of solar as the perfect clean energy source. Direct conversion of sunlight to electricity: no emissions, no oil spills or contamination, and perfectly clean. This, however, overlooks the messy reality of how photovoltaic (PV) panels are produced.While the energy produced is indeed clean, some of the materials required to generate that power are toxic or rare. In the case of one particular technology, cadmium telluride-based solar cells, the cadmium is toxic and the telluride is hard to find.Cadmium telluride is one of the second generation “thin-film” solar cell technologies. It’s far better at absorbing light than silicon, on which most solar power is currently based, and as a result its absorbing layer doesn’t need to be as thick. A layer of cadmium telluride just one thousandth of a millimeter thick will absorb around 90% of the light that hits it. It’s cheap and quick to set up, compared to silicon, and uses less material. Is deep sea mining worth the risk?However, the mere presence of such resources, or the wind turbines or electric car batteries that rely on scarce materials or risky industrial processes, raises an interesting question. These are useful low-carbon technologies, but do they also have a requirement to be environmentally ethical?There is often the perception that everyone working in renewable energy is a lovely tree-hugging, sandal-wearing lefty, but this isn’t the case. After all, this is now a huge industry, one that is aiming to eventually supplant fossil fuels, and there are valid concerns over whether such expansion will be accompanied by a softening of regulations.The deposits of tellurium are tempting, but the location is not and the risks of undersea mining are great.We know that solar power is ultimately a good thing, but do the ends always justify the means? Or, to put it more starkly: could we tolerate mass production of solar panels if it necessitated mining and drilling on a similar scale to the fossil fuels industry, along with the associated pitfalls?To my mind the answer is undoubtedly yes; we have little choice. After all, mass solar would still wipe out our carbon emissions, helping curb global warming and the associated apocalypse.What’s reassuring is that, even as solar becomes a truly mature industry, it has started from a more noble and environmentally sound place. Cadmium telluride PV modules, for example, include a cost to cover recycling, while scarce resources such as tellurium can be recovered from panels at the end of their 20-year or more lifespan (compare this with fossil fuels, where the materials that produce the power are irreparably lost in a bright flame and a cloud of carbon).The impact of mining for solar panels will likely be minimal in comparison to the oil or coal industries, but it will not be zero. As renewable technology becomes more crucial, we perhaps need to start calibrating our expectations to account for this.At some point, mining operations in search of solar or wind materials will cause damage or else some industrial production process will go awry and cause contamination. This may be the Faustian pact we have to accept, as the established alternatives are far worse. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect. As a result, it’s the first thin-film technology to effectively make the leap from the research laboratory to mass production. Cadmium telluride PV modules now account for around 5% of global installations and, depending on how you do the sums, can produce lower cost power than silicon solar. RELATED ARTICLES Telluride is one of Earth’s rarest metalsBut cadmium telluride’s Achilles heel is the tellurium itself, one of the rarest metals in the Earth’s crust. Serious questions must be asked about whether technology based on such a rare metal is worth pursuing on a massive scale.There has always been a divide in opinion about this. The abundance of data for tellurium suggests a real issue, but the counterargument is that no one has been actively looking for new reserves of the material. After all, platinum and gold are similarly rare, but demand for jewelry and catalytic converters (the primary use of platinum) means in practice we are able to find plenty.The discovery of a massive new tellurium deposit in an underwater mountain in the Atlantic Ocean certainly supports the “it will turn up eventually” theory. And this is a particularly rich ore, according to the British scientists involved in the MarineE-Tech project that found it. While most tellurium is extracted as a by-product of copper mining and so is relatively low yield, their seabed samples contain concentrations 50,000 times higher than on land.Extracting any of this will be formidably hard and very risky for the environment. The top of the mountain where the tellurium has been discovered is still a kilometer below the waves, and the nearest land is hundreds of miles away.Even on dry land, mining is never a good thing for the environment. It can uproot communities, decimate forests and leave huge scars on the landscape. It often leads to groundwater contamination, despite whatever safeguards are put in place.And on the seabed? Given the technical challenges and the pristine ecosystems involved, I think most people can intuitively guess at the type of devastation that deep-sea mining could cause. No wonder it has yet to be implemented anywhere yet, despite plans off the coast of Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. Indeed, there’s no suggestion that tellurium mining is liable to occur at this latest site anytime soon. Green Basics: Photovoltaic SystemsAn Introduction to Photovoltaic SystemsPhotovoltaics, Part 1Photovoltaics, Part 2PV Systems Have Gotten Dirt Cheap Jon Major is a physics research fellow at the University of Liverpool’s Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett front fashion campaign

first_imgPop star Lady Gaga and singer Tony Bennett are the new faces of brand H&M.The “Pokerface” hitmaker and the 17-time Grammy Award-winner have teamed up to front the Swedish high street brand’s 2014 Christmas campaign.The pair, who will debut their jazz album in September, star in a commercial featuring a song from the albumThe images show the young superstar sporting a voluminous black wig and an oversize knit sweater cuddling up to the suited Bennett, reports telegraph.co.uk.Gaga, 28, and Tony, 88, will also perform a festive jazz song from the pair’s upcoming album “Cheek to Cheek” for the retailer’s TV campaign this November.last_img

Guv underlines importance of CAPF football tournament

first_imgShillong, May 1 (PTI) Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit today underlined the importance of the CAPF football talent hunt tournament ahead of the U-17 world cup in the country later this year.In his speech, Purohit emphasised the importance of this tournament in the lead-up to the U-17 World Cup which he said, “will be one of the biggest sporting activities in the country.”Assam Riffles Director General Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan said, “We aim to identify football talent and further popularise sports in the North East.”He said, “This is phase one and phase two in June will see states playing against each other. We will select the best children from Meghalaya and I am sure that they will bring further laurels to this beautiful land of clouds.”Later in the match, Umsning SC beat Laitkor SC 2-1 in a thrilling opening match of the Assam Rifles CAPF Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament for Meghalaya.The nation wide competition, dubbed Oorja, is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to promote football in the entire country ahead of the FIFA Under-17 Football World Cup, which will be hosted by India for the first time later this year. PTI JOP RGlast_img read more

Ministry of Border Control and Employment Confirms Recent Intelligence on Sloop Activity

first_img Related Items:#9sloopstrytoenterTCI, #magneticmedianews, #USintelligencedetourHaitiansloops Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 15, 2017 – Providenciales – The Ministry of Border Control and Employment confirms that on Tuesday 13th June 2017, intelligence was received that nine sloops had departed Haiti and headed north in the direction of the Turks and Caicos Islands.Joint operations and collaboration with other regional border patrol and security agencies resulted in the course of the vessels being disrupted and up to the time of this release, no reports of sloops being in the vicinity of the Turks and Caicos were received.The Turks and Caicos Islands Government is grateful for the intervention of the US coastguard in successfully diverting what would have otherwise been an extremely challenging event for us here.The Turks and Caicos Islands remains an active member of OPBAT, Operations Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, which is a combined Coast Guard, DEA and Government of the Bahamas partnership to combat illegal migration, drug and other contraband smuggling to and from the Bahamas and as a part of this organization, the TCI continues to enjoy the success of operations such as that which deterred the nine sloops earlier this week.We continue to caution our own residents that harboring illegal migrants is a crime and such persons can now face a fine of $20,000 on summary conviction or to a term of imprisonment of four years, or to both. In addition, persons acquiring status other than by birth that are convicted of such an offense, face the possibility of having their status in the Islands revoked, thereby making them liable to deportation.Press Release: TCIG#MagneticMediaNews#9sloopstrytoenterTCI#USintelligencedetourHaitiansloopslast_img read more

Fraudulence in Russian polls say opposition NGO

first_imgA woman casts her vote for Russia`s presidential elections at the Russian embassy in Berlin on 18 March 2018. AFPRussian opposition activists and an NGO on Sunday reported ballot stuffing and multiple voting during the presidential election which is set to see Vladimir Putin win a fourth Kremlin term.The non-governmental election monitor Golos, which publishes a list of fraud cases online, by early afternoon had counted 1,764 irregularities, including observers prevented from carrying out their work.The movement of Alexei Navalny, Putin’s most vocal opponent who has been barred from standing in the election for legal reasons, said it had sent out 33,000 volunteers to monitor the election.Navalny’s website reported hundreds of cases of fraud, notably in Moscow and the region around the capital, Saint Petersburg and Bashkortostan in the Urals.Support for Putin is significantly lower in Moscow and Saint Petersburg than in Russia as a whole, according to recent official polls.Navalny supporters working as election monitors were prevented from entering some polling stations, a lawyer for the campaign said during a press briefing.Navalny himself tweeted a link to a video showing ballot stuffing in a polling station in Russia’s far east.The Central Election Commission said it will investigate.Some 80 per cent of polling stations are under video surveillance, according to the commission.In the absence of doubt over the outcome, the main focus of the election has become voter turnout-with the Kremlin seeking a strong mandate for Putin and Navalny calling for a boycott of polls he denounces as a sham.Opposition activists said they had also witnessed voters being bussed to polling stations by police and discount coupons being given to Russians who turned out to vote.last_img