Man in custody after stabbing in Costco parking lot

first_img March 23, 2018 CARLSBAD (KUSI) — A man was taken into police custody Friday after stabbing an acquaintance in a Costco parking lot.At approximately 2:47 p.m., officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to the parking lot of the Costco, located at 951 Palomar Airport Road regarding the report of a stabbing.Upon arrival, Officers found the victim in serious condition with multiple stab wounds.The suspect, identified as Charles Higgins, a 62-year-old male, fled the scene prior to police arrival. The Carlsbad Police Department located Higgins in Temecula where he was taken into custody, with the assistance of Murrieta PD, the Border Patrol and the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.The victim and suspect are known to each other and this is not a random act. There are no outstanding suspects.The Carlsbad Police Department Investigations Division responded and is continuing the investigation. Man in custody after stabbing in Costco parking lot KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Chandrayaan2 Watch a replay of India launching mission to moons south pole

first_img 35 Photos #ScienceGoalsAll three of ISRO’s robotic explorers have different lifespans and will be looking to achieve key science goals in their limited time exploring the moon. Chief among these goals is the ability to understand the composition of the moon, allowing for a deeper understanding of its origin and its evolution.There are 12 payloads on board, with five on both the orbiter and lander and two on the rover. The lander will only operate for a single lunar day (two weeks on Earth). NASA is also hitching a ride on the lunar lander with a laser retroreflector, a device that can help measure the distance between the Earth and Moon.The orbiter will operate for a year in a circular orbit around the poles and carries radar and spectrometers that will enable study of the moon’s surface and exosphere. Predominantly, these instruments should enable a greater understanding of the moon’s water ice deposits. A mapping camera will also provide a 3D map of the terrain.The Pragyan rover, powered by the sun and AI, will cross the lunar surface at the blistering pace of 1 centimeter per second carrying instruments that can assess the molecules present on the moon. Share your voice Comments The GSLV-MkIII launches from Sriharikota in 2017. For the Chandrayaan-2 mission, it will launch a suite of robots to the moon’s south pole. Arun Sanker/AFP/Getty Images India’s exploration mission to the moon shot off to a successful start early Monday. The Chandrayaan-2 mission, aiming to put robots at the lunar south pole for the first time, suffered several delays leading up to lift-off, but finally went off without a hitch. It was originally scheduled for July 14 but the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) postponed the departure less than an hour before launch due to a “technical snag.” The landmark mission departed from India’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, north of Chennai, at 2:43 a.m. PT (5:43 a.m. ET), Monday July 22. Unlike the Apollo 11 mission, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this week, India’s mission doesn’t involve human astronauts. Rather, Chandrayaan-2 is carrying three lunar exploration robots that will be able to survey the moon from both the surface and the sky.The payload of Chandrayaan-2 consists of a lunar orbiter, a lunar lander and a lunar rover and will be launched atop the ISRO-developed GSLV Mk-III rocket. That rocket is about half as powerful as the SpaceX Falcon 9 and will put Chandrayaan-2 into what’s known as an “Earth parking orbit” before the module uses its own power to extend that orbit and eventually position itself for a lunar rendezvous.How to watch the Chandrayaan-2 launchDon’t worry if you didn’t manage to tune in to watch the historic launch live — replays are available. ISRO handled livestreaming duties across its social media pages, which means you can relive the event at the ISRO Twitter or check out the agency’s Facebook page. The agency’s YouTube channel also covered the event. Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan broadcast the launch live and you can watch that stream below (lift-off happens around 38 minutes in): Tags Why is this mission called Chandrayaan-2?This is the sequel to Chandrayaan-1, an ISRO mission that launched 11 years ago featuring only a lunar orbiter. That orbiter reached the moon on Nov. 8, 2008, and then fired an impacter that struck the south pole. The material ejected from below the surface allowed ISRO to detect lunar water ice — a valuable resource that could enable future exploration. Chandrayaan-2 will look to build on this monumental discovery from the ground.When will Chandrayaan-2 reach the moon?Provided Chandrayaan-2 launches on time, it’s expected to reach the moon on Sept. 6, 2019. If it can achieve the difficult feat of landing on the surface, India will become just the fourth nation to complete a soft landing in history, following the US, Russia and China, which has the Chang’e 4 rover operating on the far side of the moon.The lander and rover are headed for the lunar south pole, exploring a scientifically important region that has been shown to contain water ice. The lunar lander, known as Vikram, and a rover, known as Pragyan, will set up shop in the south, unlike any previous mission to the moon. The proposed landing spot is between two craters, Manzinus C and Simpelius N.A video of all the moon landing sites — and Chandrayaan-2’s proposed finishing spot — is below:center_img Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong’s defining moment Published July 10Update, July 14: ISRO announce launch called offUpdate, July 18: ISRO announce new launch dateUpdate, July 22: ISRO livestreaming details for second attemptUpdate, July 22: Added details of successful lift-off Sci-Tech 2 Spacelast_img read more

CEA Arvind Subramanium Asks RBI to Cut Rate to Spur Investment Drive

first_imgChief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has called for a rate cut that would boost investments to achieve the potential growth rate of 7-8%.Explaining the decline in inflation statistics, Subramanian stressed the need for the central bank to cut interest rates even before their next meeting scheduled for February 3, 2015.RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has repeatedly said that a rate cut would be in avail, if the fight against inflation continues to produce expected results. ReutersThe CEA noted that the private sector is saddled with high debt and therefore it is imperative to public investment to help shore up business climate in India.To keep inflation under control, the RBI has held rates at 8% since the year began. The wholesale price index declined to a five-and-a-half-year low of zero percentage a week ago.The second-quarter GDP growth for Asia’s third largest economy has slowed down to ₹14.39 lakh crore, or 5.3% year-on-year. The first-quarter witnessed 5.7%, signalling revival.Subramanium added it would be a challenge to restrict the fiscal deficit to 4.1%. He hinted at an expenditure cut in the range of ₹60,000 to ₹80,000 crore to keep the deficit under control, reports Livemint.The CEA expects India to post a growth rate of 5.5% in the current fiscal year, up from 4.7% last year, on the back of inflation control and better current account deficit management.last_img read more

Texas Gambling Rules Explained You Can Play Bingo Or The Lottery But

first_imgBy Todd WisemanHey, Texplainer: Why do I have to go to other states to gamble?When Texans want to spin a roulette wheel, pull the arm of a slot machine or try their hand at scooping up the pot in the center of a poker table, many pack their bags and head for Louisiana, Oklahoma or Las Vegas. That’s because in most cases, it’s illegal in the state to gamble.For the past several decades, Texas legislators have largely frowned on the idea of relaxing the state’s gambling laws out of concern for morals and negative social effects. But Texas’ gambling laws aren’t by any means the strictest in the nation, and there are some forms of legal gambling that do take place.Texans may buy lottery tickets or place bets on horse races and greyhound dog races. The state’s also more lax on “social gambling,” or gambling that takes place in private places. Bingo games or charity auctions are usually allowed, so long as the organizer doesn’t take any portion of the profit.But what about casinos?Some of the three federally recognized Native American tribes in the state can own and run casinos on their lands. Right now, there are two casinos operating on reservations located near Livingston and Eagle Pass.The Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino near Eagle Pass is a fully functioning casino, complete with a poker room and gaming machines. It’s as close as Texans can get to Las Vegas-style casinos without leaving the state.Meanwhile, Naskila Gaming, a casino-like facility near Livingston, is the focus of an ongoing legal battle between the state and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the facility is subject to state laws. The tribe says it has federal authority to allow certain kinds of gambling. Right now, the venue is operating, but the state is trying to shut it down. There are also new forms of gambling-oriented businesses popping up throughout the state, such as the Post Oak Poker Club in Houston. Texas law maintains that an “organizer” can’t take money from the pot in games of chance. Instead, the poker club charges patrons a series of rental fees.Poker clubs like the one in Houston are in a legal gray zone, according to Greg Gladden, a lawyer who practices gambling law in Houston. He said the gaming laws aren’t clearly written and are enforced in different ways throughout the state. Gaming laws could changeFor years there has been a debate over whether the state should expand, clarify or get rid of its gaming laws.Some Texas legislators, such as state Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, say it’s time to leave some gaming laws up to the voters. She filed a bill in 2011 with the intent to do just that.“I know some of my colleagues get heartburn about allowing Texans to decide,” Alvarado said. “But Texans like to gamble, and if we do it smart, we could create economic development in the state.”Letting voters decide might lead to destination casino gambling – or casinos like those in Louisiana that have hotels – being legalized, she said. In 2011, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll found 56 percent of Texans supported allowing full casino gambling in the state. Alvarado said she thinks a law that allows for destination-type casinos would cut down on the amount of illegal gambling and could help generate additional revenue. She said she’ll file a similar bill in the next legislative session.“I’m going to continue to propose it until we pass it,” Alvarado said.Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court could rule as soon as Tuesday on whether individual states should have the right to decide whether they want to allow gambling on sports. Right now, legal sports gambling is essentially confined to Nevada. But even if the Supreme Court opens the option to other states, Texas might not jump at the chance to legalize the practice. In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, told the Texas Lottery Commission that he “wholeheartedly” supports the current state restrictions on gambling. The bottom line: Texas gambling laws are complex, but Texans don’t necessarily have to leave the state in order to gamble. Sharelast_img read more

Authorities Investigate Suspicious Fires at Black Churches

first_imgBy The Associated PressAuthorities in southern Louisiana are investigating a string of “suspicious” fires at three African- American churches in recent days.During a news conference April 4, Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said it wasn’t clear whether the fires in St. Landry Parish are connected and he declined to get into specifics of what the investigation had yielded so far but described the blazes as “suspicious.”Firefighters and fire investigators respond to a fire at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church April 4, 2019, in Opelousas, La. (Leslie Westbrook/The Advocate via AP)“If you’re going to turn to a house of God, turn to it for resurrection,” he said.State Fire Marshal’s spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigues says all three churches have African-American congregations. She said all possibilities on the cause and potential motives are being investigated.The ATF and the FBI also are involved in the investigation, Browning said. He said that more than 40 people from the marshal’s office are working on the investigation, which he described as “extremely active right now.”The first fire occurred March 26 at the St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, and the second happened April 2 when the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas caught fire.Then Thursday morning the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas caught fire.The churches were vacant at the time of the fires, and no one was injured.Pastors from 10 area churches gathered April 4 to discuss the fires and show support for the affected churches, The Advocate newspaper reported.The pastors said each of the churches was well over 100 years old.The Rev. Harry Richard of Greater Union Baptist Church told the newspaper that he doesn’t want people to panic.“I don’t know who’s doing it or why they’re doing it, but I don’t want to be the one to inject race into it,” he said.last_img read more

Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Explore further (A) Laser light at 578 nm is pre-stabilized to an isolated, high-finesse optical cavity using Pound-Drever-Hall detection and employing electronic feedback to an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and laser piezoelectric-transducer. This stable laser light is then delivered to the Yb-1 and Yb-2 systems, where it is aligned along the optical lattice axis to probe the atomic clock transition. Resonance with the atomic transition is detected by observing atomic fluorescence collected onto a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The fluorescence signal is digitized and processed by a microcontroller unit (MCU), which computes a correction frequency, f1;2(t). This correction frequency is applied to the relevant AOM by way of a direct digital synthesizer (DDS), and locks the laser frequency onto resonance with the clock transition. (B) Relevant Yb atomic energy levels and transitions, including laser cooling transitions (399 and 556 nm), the clock transition (578 nm), and the optical pumping transition used for excited state detection (1388 nm). (C) A single-scan, normalized excitation spectrum of the 1S0- 3P0 clock transition in 171Yb with 140 ms Rabi spectroscopy time; the red line is a free-parameter sinc2 function fit. Credit: arXiv:1305.5869 [physics.atom-ph] Citation: Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever (2013, May 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-versions-accurate-clock.html (Phys.org) —Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder Colorado have succeeded in building a record breaking clock—one that has an instability of just one part in 10-18. They describe their new clock in a paper they’ve uploaded to the preprint server arXiv. In it they suggest that if their clock could somehow be used to gauge the age of the universe, it would be able to do so within just a single second. More information: An atomic clock with $10^{-18}$ instability, arXiv:1305.5869 [physics.atom-ph] arxiv.org/abs/1305.5869AbstractAtomic clocks have been transformational in science and technology, leading to innovations such as global positioning, advanced communications, and tests of fundamental constant variation. Next-generation optical atomic clocks can extend the capability of these timekeepers, where researchers have long aspired toward measurement precision at 1 part in $bm{10^{18}}$. This milestone will enable a second revolution of new timing applications such as relativistic geodesy, enhanced Earth- and space-based navigation and telescopy, and new tests on physics beyond the Standard Model. Here, we describe the development and operation of two optical lattice clocks, both utilizing spin-polarized, ultracold atomic ytterbium. A measurement comparing these systems demonstrates an unprecedented atomic clock instability of $bm{1.6times 10^{-18}}$ after only $bm{7}$ hours of averaging.via Arxiv Blogcenter_img Journal information: arXiv As time has passed, clock-making has become more important—besides helping people get together at prearranged times, clocks now help run the GPS system, keep networks on track and are key to unlocking the fundamental laws of the universe. As technology has grown in sophistication, so too has the need for ever more accurate clocks. This has led to atomic clocks which use the electronic transition frequency in the ultraviolet, optical or microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum to keep very accurate time. In this new effort, the researchers built a new type of atomic clock that is more accurate than any that has come before.To build their clock the researchers employed a laser and mirrors to build a lattice trap capable of capturing atoms—its purpose was to hold atoms steady so that there wouldn’t be any frequency interference, a problem with other atomic clocks. The trap was then filled with ytterbium atoms which were then shot with a second laser to measure their electronic frequencies. The result was a clock that if allowed, would be off by less than a second if run for 31 billion years.Building a clock that is believed to be the most accurate in the world creates a problem though, how to accurately measure its accuracy? The answer is by building another clock exactly like the first of course and then comparing the two against one another. That’s what the researchers did, running both clocks for a short period to see if they came up with exactly the same time duration, which the researchers report, they did.One of the first uses for the new clock will be in measuring gravitational redshift, which is a means of measuring very precisely, the height of geographic areas. This can be done because time moves slower in areas of higher gravity. The researchers say their new clock is capable of measuring redshit to within 1 centimeter. Physicists propose a way to make atomic clocks more accurate 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.last_img read more