UPDATE Pilot In Whittier Area Plane Crash Identified

first_imgAccording to Alaska State Troopers, due to weather in the area the search was hampered, however RCC and Coast Guard Helicopters were able to locate the plane crash and confirmed the sole occupant, Andrews, was deceased. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of the pilot who died in a weekend plane crash near Whittier, on Saturday. Andrews was a student pilot, and left Merrill Field, in Anchorage with Valdez as his intended destination. The Pilot has been positively identified as Brett Andrews, 31, of Anchorage. An investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Andrews was flying plane number N7061W, heading east around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday when the plane crashed head-on to the side of a mountain about a half a mile south of Whittier at an altitude of 2,000 feet.center_img The Coast Guard’s 17th District Command Center said the center was alerted to “an overdue aircraft in the Portage Glacier area” at 3:38 p.m., Saturday. Photos provided by Alaska State Troopers During the morning hours of May 13, DPS Helo 3 and AMRG responded to the area and successfully recovered Andrews body from the crash site.last_img read more

Swan Lake Fire Update Cooper Landing Upgraded To Set Evacuation Status

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 10:30pm: The Sterling Highway is now open with pilot cars between the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway, and milepost 71 at Watson Lake. Crews are working around the area of Slaughter Gulch were fire and smoke activity increased throughout the evening. Currently there are three helicopters working in that area. It’s too smokey for fixed wing to fly. Air attack is up trying to get eyes on the fire. This is not a notice to leave, but those Cooper Landing residents that choose to leave should head to Anchorage or Seward. Update: 10pm: Cooper Landing is in a SET status because of fire activity. The fire has crossed Resurrection Trail and is near Slaughter and Slate Creeks, about two miles from Cooper Landing. Tim Jones, Public Information Officer with the Great Basin Incident Management Team: “Updating that we have helicopters in the air, engines, and over 100 firefighters north of Cooper Landing on the north side of the highway.” Helicopters flew the fire tonight to look at it and they feel things have calmed down. There is a good plan in place to protect the community. The READY and SET lines line will be altered a bit for tomorrow. Cooper Landing is now in a SET status. Residents should be SET to evacuate. Residents are advised to gather their “go kit.” Stay informed and be ready to evacuate if the situation warrants. People who would require additional time or assistance to evacuate may want to consider leaving the area now.This is a dynamic situation and the status of the Sterling Highway can change at any time. For the latest information, visit kpboem.com and on Facebook at KPB Alerts. According to KPBSD, school is cancelled for Cooper Landing School on Tuesday. Firefighters and heavy equipment are working to reinforce firelines along Slaughter Creek Road. These lines tie into a previously constructed fuel break. Fire managers are working on a plan to bring in aircraft and other resources as early as possible Tuesday morning to protect Cooper Landing. Continued updates will be posted as they are made available.center_img Brenda Ahlberg with the Borough Office of Emergency Management: “Those who choose to leave have the opportunity to go to Seward or Anchorage. There will be a shelter ready at Seward High School. If you do choose to leave your home we ask that you take a pillow case and tie it to a tree or a visible marker near their driveway that they’ve left.” There is an additional shelter being setup at the Soldotna Regional Sports. Large animals can be transported to the rodeo grounds. Swiftwater and Centennial Park campgrounds are also open for displaced residents in Soldotna. Cooper Landing residents remain at Level 2 SET, meaning they should be ready to go but are NOT evacuated. They will likely remain at SET status for awhile. The shelter at Seward High School will remain open tonight if you need a place to stay. All drivers near milepost 71 (Watson Lake) should turn around and head back to Soldotna. Do not proceed toward the Seward Highway. Listen to KSRM at 920 AM or 105.3 FM for updates Original Post: 9pm: The Sterling Highway is now closed at the Y at the intersection of the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway to allow people choosing to evacuate Cooper Landing to drive through. Cooper Landing has been moved from ‘Ready’ to ‘SET’ status.The Great Basin Incident Management Team which is managing the fire, in coordination with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, has made the change in the evacuation alert to LEVEL 2 (SET) in all areas of Cooper Landing MP 46-54. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The fire is not an immediate threat to Cooper Landing at this time but weather is expected to be the same tomorrow. There will be firefighters out on the line tonight and 12 engines staying at the community center if they are needed.last_img read more

ATT makes it harder for spam callers to reach you

first_img AT&T 5G network has some of the fastest speeds we’ve… 7 13 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? Tags Share your voicecenter_img AT&T FCC Comments 9:40 Mobile Save me from robocalls, please. Angela Lang/CNET AT&T is now making its Call Protect fraud caller blocking service a default for its new mobile customers.If you’re an existing customer, don’t worry: The company says it’ll make this feature the default for you, too, in the coming months.AT&T said Tuesday it was able to make this change thanks to a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission last month that lets US carriers “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls, allowing them to turn on blocking features by default instead of as an opt-in service.This work comes amid growing a uproar from the federal government and customers over spam calls. The FCC has said that frustration has made robocalls the No. 1 complaint it receives from consumers, amounting to hundreds of thousands of grievances filed every year. The number of unwanted robocalls skyrocketed 46% from 2017 to 2018, according to caller ID service Hiya.For any existing AT&T customers interested in using Call Protect now, you can download the service as an app or turn it on through your MyAT&T account. The company has already rolled out a suspected spam caller alert for existing customers, too, and says it plans to add more tools to fight robocalls in the coming months.last_img read more

With Houstons Hispanic Population Growing So Does Its Economic And Political Clout

first_img X 00:00 /03:35 Davis LandLaura Murillo has been president of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years.The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been around for 40 years.Its president and CEO, Laura Murillo, has been leading it for the past 10.Over time, it has grown to Houston’s largest business chamber, with more members than the Greater Houston Partnership.For this week’s Bauer Business Focus, we sat down with Murillo to talk about the organization’s business mission and its political advocacy. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

Kurt L Schmoke becomes 8th president of University of Baltimore

first_imgKurt L. Schmoke (Photo by Dr. A. Lois De Laine)Returning to his roots in Charm City, former three-term Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke begins a new chapter at the helm of his Alma Mater, and the city’s namesake university, The University of Baltimore.The Investiture began with a prelude, “Shiny Stockings” performed by Knights of Jazz, Baltimore City College, Schmoke’s high school,and the invocation given by Rev. Dr. Frank M. Reid III, Schmoke’s brother who is a member of University System of Maryland Board of Regents and senior pastor, Bethel AME Church.In the keynote remarks, President Schmoke paid tribute to Dr. William E. “Brit” Kirwan, Chancellor University System of Maryland, and Robert L. Bogomolny, president Emeritus, University of Baltimore and Dr. H. Mebane Turner for their leadership in hiring first-class faculty who are committed to the students and the institution.Mr. Schmoke indicated that “Over the past eight (8) months I have learned a lot, and I have lot more to learn; some include the complex nature of the job.” Schmoke continued, “In my experience, however, there is one major similarity that matters: parking and snow removal.” “Everything else is great!”last_img read more

Is Spotify Walking Back Its AntiHate Policy

first_imgSpotify will begin walking back its controversial decision to ban certain artists from playlists based on their “hateful conduct” and will “eventually restore songs” by rapper XXXTentacion, according to a report on Bloomberg. While one source close to the situation tells Variety that “nothing has been decided” on the matter, several other sources confirm the report, adding that it came about at the insistence of Troy Carter, the company’s global head of creator services and chief liaison with artists and the music industry.Reps for Spotify and XXXTentacion’s distributor, Universal Music, declined Variety‘s request for comment.Spotify’s policy was announced earlier this month via a vague mission statement against “hate content and hateful conduct” and a simultaneous interview with company executive Jonathan Prince stating that R. Kelly — who has been accused multiple times but not convicted of sexual misconduct against young women, including a child-pornography charge that was dismissed in 2008 — would be the first artist to be banned from the streaming giant’s playlists and other promotional efforts. The announcement met with immediate backlash from the media, artists, legal experts and even, according to sources, several senior Spotify executives. Within hours XXXTentacion, accused but not convicted of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and other serious allegations, had been added to the list, and Texas rapper Tay-K, accused of murder, was apparently added several days later. The policy was apparently enacted in response to a call from the Women of Color branch of the Time’s Up movement, which called upon Spotify, Apple Music, Kelly’s label RCA Records, Ticketmaster and a North Carolina venue where the singer performed earlier this month to “join us and insist on safety and dignity for women of all kinds.”While Spotify’s highly subjective policy was met with applause in certain quarters, far more objected to its vagueness, the impracticality of policing it, Spotify’s seeming hubris in making such determinations, and especially the fact that it has thus far targeted only black males who have been accused but not convicted of serious crimes.The report says that the service “will eventually restore songs” by XXXTentacion, and that the “company’s top executives are talking to the music industry and civil-rights activists about how and when to adjust its rules in a manner suitable to both sides.” A source told Bloomberg that there are no plans to promote Kelly’s music.The move — which sources say was spearheaded by Jonathan Prince, who was the company’s head of PR during its public dispute with Taylor Swift over royalties in 2014 — caused such an uproar within the company that Carter was said to be on the verge of quitting. While sources tell Bloomberg that Carter plans to stay on the basis of assurances from CEO Daniel Ek that the policy will be changed, another source tells Variety that the executive would be leaving the company at the end of the year. Just two months ago, Spotify staged an initial public offering that valued the company at $26 billion. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety last_img read more

US Embassy Pot legalization back home wont change Latin America drug policy

first_imgNot to kill your buzz, but it doesn’t look like recent recreational marijuana legalization in some U.S. states will have an immediate impact on drug policy in Latin America.On Jan. 2, the United States Embassy in San José posted a story to its blog warning that the legalization of marijuana in the states of Colorado and Washington on Jan. 1 did not signal a change in regional U.S. drug policy.The post emphasized that the interruption of the production and trafficking of illicit drugs in the region remained a “key” element to the U.S. strategy, along with building international alliances, including the United Nations.The piece continues by saying that the U.S. government does not believe criminal organizations will disappear with the legalization of currently illicit drugs.The U.S. and Costa Rica participate in joint anti-drug patrols in Tico waters. Financial assistance from the U.S. government has helped Costa Rica bolster its border control and more aggressively patrol the high seas, where many of the largest drug seizures take place, according to Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry.The ministry seized 4.5 tons of marijuana in 2013, much of it originating in Jamaica.Leaders in Central America disagree about the merits of legalization as a tool to combat drug-related crime.Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has said that while she supports dialogue on the issue, she does not support the full legalization of marijuana, a position maintained by her party’s presidential candidate, Johnny Araya of the National Liberation Party, according to a Channel 7 video chat interview last December.Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina famously came out in favor of legalization, citing that the current U.S.-led drug policy had failed to curb violence in Central America. Pérez Molina heralded Uruguay’s recent decision to become the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis production, sale and consumption.Colorado voters approved a measure to legalize the growing, distribution and sale of marijuana in November 2012. The Centennial State had already approved marijuana for medical uses.Washington State’s marijuana measure, also passed in 2012, will take effect in coming months.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he will authorize the medical use of marijuana, making his the 21st U.S. state to do so and one of the biggest.Pot consumption in Costa Rica blazed 260 percent since 2006, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, but only 15.5 percent of Costa Ricans say they favor the legalization of marijuana. Half of Ticos say they see no benefit from it, according to a 2013 survey by the University of Costa Rica.AFP contributed to this report. Facebook Comments Related posts:Nicaragua deports U.S. fugitive wanted for child porn US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard Honduras court orders house arrest for US-targeted tycoon Jaime Rosenthal Alleged spy Alan Gross felt abandoned by US in Cubalast_img read more

Wananchi Group the owner of East African pay TV o

first_imgWananchi Group, the owner of East African pay TV operator Zuku TV, has appointed former ONO CEO Richard Alden as its new CEO, replacing current boss Richard Bell.Alden, who has worked as Chief Operating Officer at Wananchi since the start of the year, takes the top job as Bell moves into a new role as non-executive vice chairman of the board.Bell has led the company since its inception in 2006 and launch in 2008 and was praised by group chairman of the board of directors, Ali Mufuruki, for overseeing the growth of the business, particularly in the last two and a half years.“Richard has done more than we asked him to do and has done it in record time under some of the most challenging circumstances, considering much of the fundraising was done in the aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008 when it was extremely difficult to attract investments especially into the TMT sector in Africa. Today we are happy to see that the company is sitting on a solid foundation and ready to move to the next level,” said Mufuruki.Bell said that he now planned to go back to leading EACP (East Africa Capital Partners) in raising its next round. Bell is a partner in EACP, a venture capital firm focused on tech, media and telecoms investments in the greater East African region.Bell was credited with increasing the capital base of Wananchi Group to nearly KSH25.5 billion. His other highlights as Wananchi boss include establishing the firm as a dominant VSAT wholesale provider to resellers across Africa through its iSat brand, growing its cable Triple Play Services in Kenya, launching DTH Pay TV services in three countries in East Africa and growing the number of linear Zuku Channels from six to nine.Speaking to DTVE in August, he said that he also planned for Wananchi Group to launch a fresh funding round for US$50 million (€38 million) to US$100 million before the end of the year.Alden brings 20 years of TMT sector experience to the role. From 1998 to 2009 he was CEO and founding director of Spanish cable operator ONO and has also previously worked as CFO of Groupe Videotron, Optel.last_img read more

PayPal set to discontinue Windows BlackBerry and Amazon Apps

first_imgAdvertisement PayPal is discontinuing its mobile app for Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire OS devices to focus its efforts on Android and Apple. As of 30 June, users of affected devices will no longer be able to access the PayPal app, the company said.The company claimed that by ending support for Windows, BlackBerry and Fire OS, it will be able to produce a better app experience for Android and iOS devices. Customers using older versions of the PayPal mobile app on Android and iOS will be required to upgrade to version 6.0 Starting on June 3rd through June 30th.Joanna Lambert, PayPal Vice President of Global Consumer Product and Engineering, stated, “It was a difficult decision to no longer support the PayPal app on these mobile platforms, but we believe it’s the right thing to ensure we are investing our resources in creating the very best experiences for our customers. We remain committed to partnering with mobile device providers, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.” – Advertisement – PayPal is quick to point out that despite being left without a native app, affected users will still have full access to PayPal’s mobile website for account management and money transactions. There are other options, too; BlackBerry users can still send peer-to-peer payments with PayPal through BBM. And on the Windows side, Outlook.com users can enable the PayPal add-in to send payments right from the email app.last_img read more

A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the

first_img A New York City Bar Will Literally Kick Out Anyone Misusing the Word ‘Literally’ Add to Queue The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Next Article Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. January 25, 2018 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List –shares Nina Zipkincenter_img News and Trends Entrepreneur Staff 2 min read Image credit: ekash | Getty Images Is there a word that you would want to banish from your workplace? We all have our pet peeves, especially in an office setting. Someone brings something pungent for lunch, incessantly clicks their pen or insists on turning the thermostat too high or too low. But then there are the smaller annoyances that manifest in the form of often misused words and phrases — but come up all the time.Your “for all intensive purposes” that’s actually “for all intents and purposes.” Your corporate speak such as “let’s circle back” or “best practices.” “Irregardless” in lieu of “regardless” is another example, although the fine folks at Dictionary.com do confirm that “irregardless” is a word, “irregardless” of how much you might hate it.But now, one establishment in New York City has decided to take back control on at least one repeatedly misused word. A bar called the Continental has declared war on the word “literally.” Literally. Sort of.Related: 10 Reasons Why Good Customer Service Is Your Most Important MetricEast Village bar the Continental expounds on their (tongue-in-cheek) ban on the word literally. Their stated goal now is to stop “Kardashianism.” cc: @edenbrower pic.twitter.com/iI0N41qCgt— evgrieve (@evgrieve) January 24, 2018In an interview with New York Magazine, owner Trigger Smith had this to say of the reasoning behind the new signage and the swift dismissal of anyone who says “literally” inside the walls of the beloved neighborhood dive, which is soon to be closed in a few months due to a 2015 bankruptcy filing.“It’s not just millennials. Now you hear newscasters using ‘literally’ every three minutes on the Sunday news shows,” Smith said. “What’s annoying is people aren’t even aware they’re saying it. How could you be so unaware of your words that it’s coming out every couple minutes?”Even though the Contintental is not long for this world, clearly Smith was compelled to draw a line in the sand. Hopefully his mission only makes people drop the word from their vocabulary rather making the bar lose too much business.Is there a word that makes you cringe? Let us know in the comments. Apply Now »last_img read more

Hilton Unit to Pay 250500 for Unsolicited Sales Calls

first_img –shares Image credit: Reuters | Brendan McDermid A timeshare unit of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. agreed to pay $250,500 and improve its business practices to settle charges it made hundreds of unsolicited telemarketing sales calls to New Yorkers who had signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the settlement on Monday, said Hilton Grand Vacations Co. violated the state’s “Do Not Call” law by making 334 unsolicited calls to 133 people who had registered not to receive them.The accord will help “ensure that residents who opt out of receiving promotional calls are not forced to deal with these harassing messages,” Cuomo said.As part of the settlement, Hilton Grand Vacations agreed to limit future calls but can place some calls to people with whom Hilton already does business, Cuomo said. The unit did not admit wrongdoing and cooperated with the state probe.Hilton Grand Vacations did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Its parent operates hotels under brands such as Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites and Waldorf Astoria.On Feb. 26, Hilton said it planned to spin off Hilton Grand Vacations into a new public company that would manage nearly 50 resorts in the United States and Europe.(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Dan Grebler) Next Article Hilton Unit to Pay $250,500 for Unsolicited Sales Calls Enroll Now for $5 2 min read March 7, 2016center_img This story originally appeared on Reuters Reuters Court Cases Add to Queue Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brandlast_img read more

15 Fast Facts You Should Know About Trumps VP Pick Mike Pence

first_imgPolitics The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2 min read 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue On Friday, Donald Trump issued the following tweet, confirming who many believed would be his pick for the Vice President candidate on his ticket:I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016Here are some fast facts about Mr. Pence:1. Governor of Indiana2. 57 years old, married with 3 children3. Endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz over Trump before Indiana primary 4. House member for 12 years, elected governor in 20125. Former conservative talk radio and TV host6. According to CNN analysts, has ties to the Koch brothers and other influential donors who have not yet supported Trump7. Was among first Republicans to embrace the Tea Party8. Signed into law a controversial “religious freedom” that detractors saw as anti-LGBTRelated: Indiana Governor Signs Religious Freedom Law, Sparking Debates …9. Has supported increased border security and stricter enforcement of laws prohibiting illegal immigrants from working in the United States10. In March, approved a bill outlawing abortions based on a fetus’s “race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability.”11. Has called for increases in military spending 12. Has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, tweeted that he “will always be a strong proponent of the Second Amendment”Related: Donald Trump’s Top Speaking Tips for Entrepreneurs13. Repealed Indiana’s inheritance tax and lowered taxes on corporate income and business property14. Supports free trade15. Supports school choice and locally-set learning standards Apply Now » 15 Fast Facts You Should Know About Trump’s VP Pick Mike Pence Next Article Entrepreneur Staff –shares July 15, 2016last_img read more

New DNA vaccine strategy protects mice against lethal challenge by multiple H3N2

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 18 2018Researchers developed a novel DNA influenza vaccine based on four micro-consensus antigenic regions selected to represent the diversity of seasonal H3N2 viruses across decades. The DNA vaccine protected mice against a lethal challenge with more than one influenza-A H3N2 virus and protected them from severe H3N2-related illness despite the lack of an exact sequence match between the vaccine immunogen and H3 immunogen. The findings are reported in a new Special Issue on DNA Vaccines in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.Related StoriesNovel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully testedHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsUM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccineDavid Weiner, The Wistar Institute of Anatomy & Biology, Philadelphia, PA, and coauthors from Wistar and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Plymouth Meeting, PA conducted the study entitled “A Synthetic Micro-Consensus DNA Vaccine Generates Comprehensive Influenza-A H3N2 Immunity and Protects Mice Against Lethal Challenge by Multiple H3N2 Viruses.” This new DNA vaccine strategy was intended to elicit a comprehensive immune response and to represent a step forward in eliminating the need to reformulate a seasonal vaccine each year to protect against influenza-A H3N2.The researchers designed a vaccine designed to elicit broad immune responses against diverse influenza-A H3N2 viruses by engineering four synthetic hemagglutinin H3 immunogens. The H3 sequences used were chosen by aligning sequences from 233 influenza-A H3N2 strains representing viruses from across multiple decades. The researchers identified four micro-consensus sequences with sufficient sequence similarity to predict cross-reactive immune responses against diverse H3N2 strains.”Influenza continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, as the virus continuously changes to evade the human immune system,” says Editor-in-Chief Terence R. Flotte, MD, Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education and Dean, Provost, and Executive Deputy Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. “The approach developed by the Wistar Institute team holds great promise as a means to elicit an immune response that the virus will not evade.” Source:https://home.liebertpub.com/news/novel-dna-vaccine-design-based-on-micro-consensus-sequences-offers-broad-protection-against-influenza-a-h3n2/2456last_img read more

Were the Vikings Smoking Pot While Exploring Newfoundland

first_img Editor’s note: This article was updated to fix a statement about the interpretation of the cannabis pollen. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoDermalMedixDoctor’s New Discovery Makes Foot Calluses “Vanish”DermalMedixUndoSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoBeach Raider24 Photos Of Shelter Dogs The Moment They Realize They’re Being AdoptedBeach RaiderUndo The discovery of cannabis pollen near a Viking settlement in Newfoundland raises the question of whether the Vikings were smoking or eating pot while exploring North America. The researchers also found evidence the Vikings occupied this outpost for more than a century, way longer than previously believed. Located in northern Newfoundland, the site of L’Anse aux Meadows was founded by Vikings around A.D. 1000. Until now, archaeologists believed that the site was occupied for only a brief period. The new research, published today (July 15) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the Vikings lived there possibly into the 12th or even the 13th century. [In Photos: Viking Outposts Possibly Found in Canada]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65940-were-vikings-smoking-pot-in-newfoundland.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35 Bog finds In August 2018, an archaeological team excavated a peat bog located nearly 100 feet (30 meters) east of the Viking settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows. They found a layer of “ecofacts” — environmental remains that may have been brought to the site by humans — that were radiocarbon dated to the 12th or 13th century. These ecofacts include remains of two beetles not native to Newfoundland — Simplocaria metallica, from Greenland, and Acidota quadrata, from the Arctic. The layer also held pollen from Juglans (walnuts) and from Humulus (cannabis), two species that don’t naturally grow at L’Anse aux Meadows; rather, the Vikings could have picked up all of these plant and animal species when they sailed south. [Photos: 10th-Century Viking Tomb Unearthed in Denmark] They also found the remains of dung from grazing caribou, as well as remains of wood and charcoal. The layer from the peat bog is similar to other “cultural layers from across the Norse North Atlantic,” the archaeological team wrote in the journal article. More evidence Additionally, the archaeologists performed Bayesian analysis — a type of statistical analysis — on radiocarbon dates from artifacts previously excavated at L’Anse aux Meadows. That analysis also suggested Viking occupation for up to 200 years. “This does not imply a continuous occupation,” the researchers wrote, noting that the Vikings could have abandoned and reoccupied L’Anse aux Meadows when it suited them. Did the Vikings use pot in Newfoundland? The finding of cannabis pollen raises the question of whether the Vikings used cannabis for making clothes or for medicinal-recreational purposes while they explored North America. Paul Ledger, the lead author of the paper and a postdoctoral fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. Ledger urged caution on the interpretation of the findings, noting that pollen can easily be carried by the wind. It’s also possible that some of the other “ecofacts” were brought to the peat bog by indigenous peoples who lived in Newfoundland, and not by the Vikings. [Fierce Fighters: 7 Secrets of Viking Seamen] Ultimately, “the results presented here [in the journal article] pose more questions than answers,” the archaeological team wrote. Reaction from other Viking researchers Viking researchers not affiliated with the research team urged caution about the results. “I think it is too early to draw any conclusions,” said Birgitta Wallace, a senior archaeologist emerita with Parks Canada who has done extensive research on the Vikings in North America. Wallace told Live Science that she isn’t convinced that the Vikings left behind these ecofacts. “I think it is highly unlikely that the Norse [another word for Vikings] would have returned in the 12th and 13th centuries, as there are no structures on the site from that period that could be Norse,” Wallace said. “We do know that there were indigenous people, ancestors of the Beothuk, on the site at that time.” Patricia Sutherland, a visiting scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who has also done extensive research on the Vikings in North America, said that while the Vikings could have been in Newfoundland during the 12th or 13th centuries, it is too early to say for sure. “It seems premature to suggest such a scenario on the basis of the ‘ecofacts’ listed in the paper,” Sutherland said. It’s possible that some of the beetles and plant pollen found in the layer were brought to L’Anse aux Meadows by the Vikings around A.D. 1000, and they continued to flourish after the Vikings left, Sutherland said. The research team plans to continue their work at L’Anse aux Meadows in August, Ledger said. The 25 Most Mysterious Archaeological Finds on Earth 30 of the World’s Most Valuable Treasures That Are Still Missing Photos: Viking Warrior Is Actually a Womanlast_img read more

Kerala Ruling LDF inducts 4 new allies ahead of LS polls

first_imgCOMMENTS SHARE Kerala Published on December 26, 2018 state politics COMMENT Seeking to widen its political base ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls, the ruling CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) on Wednesday inducted four more parties into its fold. A crucial front meeting held here decided to include the Loktantrik Janata Dal led in the state by media baron and Rajya Sabha MP, M P Veerendra Kumar, the K Balakrishna Pillai-led Kerala Congress(B), the Indian National League (INL) and Democratic Kerala Congress (DKC) as new allies. The other LDF constituents are CPI(M), CPI, Janata Dal (S), NCP, Kerala Congress (Scaria Thomas) and Congress (Secular). Announcing the decision, LDF convener A Vijayaraghavan said though several parties have been cooperating with the LDF for some time, the final decision was taken about the four parties only. “As the Congress and the BJP are taking positions which would destroy Kerala’s social achievements and destabilise the state by dividing it on communal lines, the LDF is joining hands with similar minds who have taken a stand against this,” he told reporters here. Among the new allies, only the Kerala Congress (B), which has been cooperating with LDF since the last Assembly polls, has a legislator in the House- K B Ganesh Kumar. Though KC(B) was an ally in the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front when it was in power last time, it had snapped ties with it in 2015 and has been supporting the LDF from outside. INL, formed by leaders who had parted ways with the Indian Union Muslim League years ago, has been supporting the left front for quite some time.As far as Veerendra Kumar was concerned, joining LDF was a homecoming. While heading the Janata Dal (Secular), Kumar had parted ways with the LDF over seat sharing before the 2009 Lok Sabaha polls.He later formed the Socialist Janata (Democratic) party, a UDF partner.Veerendra Kumar said he was happy to be back in the LDF, a system with which he and his party could go along ideologically.M V Shreyams Kumar, son of Veerendra Kumar, is the LJD’s state president.The LDF inducted more parties into its fold with an aim to win maximum seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, front sources said. SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Karnataka crisis Will be happiest if rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Karnataka

first_imgKarnataka crisis: Will be happiest if rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Karnataka CM, says BJP MPBJP MP Umesh Jadhav’s statement comes against the backdrop of the political imbroglio in the State following the resignation of 16 disgruntled coalition MLAs and speculation that some of them want somebody else as chief minister other than HD Kumaraswamy to resolve the crisis.advertisement Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 21:13 IST Mallikarjun Kharge. (File photo: PTI)As Congress and JDS leaders in Karnataka made hectic efforts to mollify its rebel legislators and save the coalition government, a BJP MP Saturday said he would be the happiest person if arch rival Mallikarjun Kharge is made Chief Minister.”I will welcome it. If a Dalit becomes chief minister, I will be the happiest person,” said BJP MP Umesh Jadhav who defeated Kharge in the Lok Sabha election from Gulbarga.His statement comes against the backdrop of the political imbroglio in the State following the resignation of 16 disgruntled coalition MLAs and speculation that some of them want somebody else as chief minister other than HD Kumaraswamy to resolve the crisis.A section of dalit leaders in the Congress were reportedly clamouring to be made the CM from one among them.The BJP MP also maintained that it was not he but the people of Gulbarga who defeated Kharge.Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had recently lashed out at the BJP for not inducting a Dalit MP from Karnataka in the Union Cabinet, saying “upliftment” of the community will not happen just by “talking big.”Retaliating, the Karnataka BJP had asked him to make veteran party leader Mallikarjun Kharge, who lost in the Lok Sabha polls, the Chief Minister,if he really cared for Dalits.People are also aware that it was Siddaramaiah who prevented G Parameshwara (now Deputy Chief Minister) from becoming the Chief Minister as he was a Dalit, the party alleged.Asked about the current political developments in Karnataka, Jadhav told reporters at Kempegowda International Airport here he has come for the admission of his son at a college and expressed ignorance about the political uncertainty.The MP said he was focusing only on the development of Gulbarga from where he got elected.Jadhav was the first disgruntled Congress MLA to quit the party and join the BJP.As a Congress MLA, he had aligned with rebel Congress MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, Mahesh Kumathalli and B Nagendra.The Congress had even sought their disqualification for ignoring the pary whip to attend the budget session but Jadhav resigned from the party, joined BJP, contested the Lok Sabha election and defeated Kharge.Also Read | BJP threatening, forcing MLAs to switch, says Abhishek Banerjee after 10 TMC councillors rejoin partyAlso Read | 107 Congress, TMC, CPM MLAs will join BJP, claims Mukul RoyAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow KhargeFollow BJPFollow Karnataka CMFollow Karnataka crisis Nextlast_img read more

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Hangzhou property market chaos four departments jointly remediation

housing problem has always been of concern, but a little understanding of the real estate market friends are clear today’s real estate market is chaos, not only to the majority of the residents of the housing problems brought about, but also affected the development of the real estate market sustained, healthy and stable. Faced with this situation, the combination of the four departments of Hangzhou, the industry is being chaos rectification.

Hangzhou City Housing Bureau, Construction Committee, market supervision bureau, price bureau and other four departments jointly issued a notice on the 3 day, will include tie-in sale, selling fake "undocumented, the most expensive land" and other 15 kinds of unfair business practices to increase efforts to rectify and standardize the real estate market, and promote stable and healthy real estate market the development of. read more