Coast Guard Rescues Man From Overturned Kayak At Port Of Valdez

first_imgThe crew arrived on scene and were able to bring them man onboard their response vessel. He was transported to a nearby pier where local emergency medical service personnel were waiting. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp3VmJennifer-on-valdez-rescue.mp300:00RPd Station Valdez watchstanders received the call at 2 p.m., on Sunday, from a good samaritan regarding the man sitting on top of an overturned kayak approximately 50-yards from station Valdez. The man was transported to Valdez Medical Center where he was treated for symptoms of hypothermia, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.center_img Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Gunderson, a member of the station Valdez: “Situation such as this one remind us why boating safety is critical, especially in Alaskan water, no matter the size of the vessel involved.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A Coast Guard crew out of Valdez rescued a 50-year old man over the weekend when his kayak overturned near Valdez on Sunday.last_img read more

Reminder The Burn Closure Is Still In Effect

first_imgFire Crews are responding to unauthorized burns in our service area, and have issued a reminder that the burn closure still remains in effect. Original Post: All burning, including campfires and the use of charcoal grills, is prohibited, including campfires in established fire pits or rings in designated campgrounds. Devices that can be turned on and off — such as gas and pellet grills and backpacking or camp stoves that use fuel or compressed fuel canisters — are still allowed, though users are urged to be cautious with them as well. Additionally, available Alaska Division of Forestry resources are limited due to the Swan Lake Fire. So, the DOF reminds Kenai residents to remain vigilant and report any open burning. Although there was a slight amount of rain overnight (0.20 in) and the temperatures are cooler, we still have the significant potential for extreme fire behavior.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Updated 9/4/19: Burn Closure Lifted For Kenai Peninsula. An emergency burn closure issued two weeks ago on state, private and municipal lands in the Kenai Peninsula is being rescinded effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday September 4th. Click here to read the story. Howie Kent with the Kenai/Kodiak Division of Forestry: “This is a plea from the Alaska Division of Forestry to the public to please adhere to the burn closure. Our firefighters have their hands full working to suppress and contain devastating wildfires in both the Mat-Su Valley and Kenai Peninsula. Any new fires will make that job even tougher and could put the public and firefighters at risk.” The burn closure will remain in effect until conditions moderate in the form significant rainfall.last_img read more

Black Panther roars with two Grammy Award wins

first_imgThe film’s chart-topping soundtrack, Black Panther: The Album, was nominated for album of the year, and the single All the Stars, by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, was nominated for record of the year, song of the year and best song written for visual media.The soundtrack was produced by Lamar and includes performances by Lamar, Travis Scott, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz and more.Composer Ludwig Göransson was chatting with Variety when he received the news that he’d won the best score soundtrack for visual media award. 9:15 Tags 32 Photos “(Director) Ryan Coogler, what can I say?” Göransson said. “He’s been one of the most incredible artists I’ve ever worked with, and being a part of this phenomena, one of the most important, unique films of all time is so special.”Göransson didn’t get to accept that award onstage, as it wasn’t presented during the televised ceremony, but he did get to make a speech during the show. He helped accept the song of the year award for Childish Gambino’s This Is America, which he co-produced. Gambino did not attend. Post a comment 0 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Congrats Best Rap Performance winner (TIE) – “King’s Dead” @kendricklamar, @jayrock, @1future & @jamesblake AND “Bubblin” @AndersonPaak #GRAMMYs— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 10, 2019center_img How Marvel made ‘Black Panther’ look so amazing Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Black Panther Marvel Here’s how to watch the Grammys at 5 p.m. PT Sunday. TV and Movies You’ll hear the sounds of Wakanda forever. Black Panther won two Grammy Awards Sunday night, one for best rap performance and one for best score soundtrack for visual media.The best rap performance award was actually a tie. The Black Panther song King’s Dead, by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake, shared the award with Bubblin, by Anderson Paak. King’s Dead was also up for best rap song, but that award went to Drake’s God’s Plan. Watch #BlackPanther composer @ludwiggoransson find out he won a Grammy https://t.co/tj5TaL5qXz #Grammys pic.twitter.com/mEbpzejfDn— Variety (@Variety) February 10, 2019 Black Panther is up for six Oscars at the Academy Awards on Feb. 24, including best picture and best original music score. And maybe it’s a good sign that it didn’t claim a certain award Sunday night. According to Billboard, no film whose soundtrack has won album of the year has gone on to win best picture.First published Feb. 11 at 3:05 p.m. PTUpdate, 9 p.m.: Adds best rap performance win.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

Hemmeya Kannadiga Awards Watch the event this weekend on Zee Kannada

first_imgA promotional material from Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019.PR HandoutZee Kannada’s Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 is an effort towards continuing the journey of recognizing and honouring outstanding individuals from all walks of life, who have done Karnataka proud in the year of 2018. This one-of-a-kind award ceremony was held on 23rd March at Nandi Link Grounds in Bengaluru, and will be aired on the 30th and 31st March at 7 pm only on Zee Kannada and Zee Kannada HD.Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 is bigger and better this year as the channel honors 24 achievers across 24 awards categories, who have done Karnataka proud. The event is aimed at highlighting the cultural heritage of Karnataka, where the platform will be recognizing and honoring the achievers of society, film and small screen industry.The event’s glamourous factory is heightened with the presence of popular sandalwood actors – Ramesh, Yash, Puneeth Rajkumar, Rachita Ram, Priyanka Upendra, and Sumalatha Ambareesh. The evening was filled with the senior stars sharing their cherished memories with Jaleela Ambareesh, along with exciting and colourful performances, songs, dances and super performances by television and film stars.The star-studded event brought together some of the most noble and admirable individuals under one roof from Karnataka who have contributed to the society, and to the entertainment industry. The enthralling ceremony brought together the most eminent individuals to the sensational ‘Red Carpet’, where they paraded through traditional music and visited the testament by the popular Auto Shivakumar, with the feeling of nostalgia and pride. A platform was provided to the attendees, to welcome and celebrate other noteworthy achievers, including Arjun Janya, Santosh Hegde, Prakash Belavadi, Mime Ramesh, Jayanth Kaikini, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Garuda Ram, Roopa Maudgil, Aindritha Ray, Diganth, Anuradha, Mokshitha Pai, Sharath Bharadwaj, Arundathi Nag, Vijayalakshmi Shibroor, Vinaya Prasad, Aasha Rani, Hamsalekha, Arjuna Sarja, Girija Lokesh, Srujan Lokesh, Tara Anuradha, KGF Team, Tennis Krishna, and V Hari Krishna, Bank Janardhana, Gurukiran, Rachita Ram, Shri Murali.The exuberant Anushree and the ebullient Ramesh Aravind hosted the glorious evening that witnessed a line-up of sizzling performances by Sandalwood stars and the Zee Family, namely, Rachita Ram, Priyanka Upendra, Raghu Dixit, Haripriya, Bhavana, KGF Performance by fiction heroes, Jodi Hakki Chiatra Rao, Bramahgantu Geetha.Last year, ‘Kannada Hemme'(pride of Kannada) honor was awarded to the walking God, Seer of Siddaganga Mutt, Dr. Shivakumar Swamiji. This year, his absence was painfully felt amongst the audiences. Salu Marada Thimmakka, Nisar Ahmed, singer Vijay Prakash, journalist Vishweshwar Bhat, agriculturist Narayanareddy, 5 rupee doctor Shankaregowda, IPS officer Roopa Moudgil and a few others who were honored by Zee Kannada’s Hemmeya Kannadiga 2018. Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019 AwardeesJanapada poet, Padmashree awardee, Doddarange Gowda is honored with Proud Literary figure award. Vijayalakshmi Shibarur, a daring Journalist who revealed cases of child labour, lottery scam, water scam and more, by her investigative journalism, has been honored with Proud Journalist. Anuradha, senior women Scientist and Director of first women satellite project, is honored with Proud woman achiever. The Proud Icon was awarded to Infosys founder and philanthropist, Sudha Murthy. Social Servant, Kallaiah Ajja was awarded with Proud social worker. Mime Ramesh was given the Proud theater activist.Capsicum Kamalamma, who used the facilities given by Government for agriculture and is recognized at State and National level was honored with the Proud Farmer award. Social Reformer, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Veerendra Heggade was awarded with the Proud Life Time achiever. V Nagendra Prasad, who created a new wave in the Kannada cinema industry with his writing was awarded with Proud lyricist.Vijay Prakash, the singer who sung best songs in the year 2018-19 was honored with the proud voice awards. Arjun Janya, who composed the best music in 2018-19 was honored as Proud Musician. Dhananjaya, who acted in Tagaru cinema as Dolly was honored as Proud supporting role. Prashanth Neel, a director who created a nation-wide sensation with landmark movies like Ugram and KGF, was awarded with Proud Director. Dimple girl, Rachita Ram, who captured the audience with her acting prowess from Darling to Natasaarvabhowma, was awarded with Proud Heroine. Rocking Star Yash, who impressed the viewers with KGF, was awarded with Proud Hero.Ambareesh who started his career as Jaleela in Nagarahavu and showed his mettle with Ambi Ning Vayassayto, is no more with us. Ambi was awarded with Proud Honorary Award. The person who created his own style in acting, politics and in personal life, was well-respected by the people, therefore, was saluted by everybody present at the event.KGF by Hombale films was dubbed in five languages that increased the visibility of the Kannada film industry, was awarded with proud film. Rishabh Shetty, who came up with movies like Ricky, Kirik Party, Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale Kasaragod, and Bell Bottom, was awarded with Proud talent. Hemmeya Kannadiga 2019, a star-studded event honors 24 achievers across 24 awards categories with an aim of recognizing and honoring the achievers of society, film and small screen industry.PR HandoutChikkanna who is responsible for making everyone laugh with his versatile acting, was awarded with Proud comedian for his acting in . Ravi Basrur from KGF movie, which was a phenomenal movie in India, was awarded with Proud BGM for his background music. Ram, who acted as Garuda in KGF was awarded with Proud Villain. Cinematography is the highlight of KGF, Bhuvan Gowda was honoured with the Proud cinematographer award.last_img read more

Houston Playwright Draws from White House Experience For New Stage Work

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Emily Schulze BinettiPeter Roussel talks with SHSU actors as they rehearse their roles as the ravenous White House press in “Ruffled Flourishes” debuting at Sam Houston State University August 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.Onstage in an empty theater on the campus of Sam Houston State University, a few students are rehearsing for a play that makes its premiere in late August. It’s called Ruffled Flourishes and centers around the character of Sox St. Louis, deputy press secretary to the U. S. president.But this is not a play about politics.“I didn’t want to make a political story and it’s not a political story,” says Peter Roussel, the play’s author. “It’s about the news media that covers the White House and the White House spokesman.”The Houston native knows a thing or two about the subject, having spent much of his professional career in the White House as deputy press secretary under President Ronald Reagan. He was also a staff assistant to President Gerald Ford in the 1970s. Additionally, he served as press secretary to President George H. W. Bush when Bush served as U.S. Congressman and U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations.“I used to look at that White House briefing room every day and say, ‘This is a little theater. There are 49 seats in here,’” he says. “And it’s a theater both of substance and of humor.”Roussel doesn’t call the play autobiographical in the sense that he didn’t write the main character’s story to mirror his own. But most of the plot is based on real (or nearly real) experiences .“The main character says at one point, ‘There are some days when my colleagues in the White House will say, ‘Don’t tell the press anything today,’” Roussel explains. “And then I’ll go down to the briefing room and what’s the first thing I hear in there, from all the reporters? ‘Tell us everything today.’”As one could imagine, Roussel collected a lot of stories about those experiences. So when he invited playwright Horton Foote to a White House dinner one evening, Foote gave him some advice.“He said, ‘Pete, you should write about this.’ And that’s all I needed to hear. I never forgot him saying that,” Roussel says.When he did finally get around to writing about it several years ago, it was in the form of a novel. His play adaptation was more recent and the timing was perfect.“When I first approached the people — or spoke with the people at Sam Houston about it, they immediately said, ‘Well, what better time to do it, when public interest in the White House is high during a presidential year?’”Back at rehearsal, director Penny Hasekoester has stepped onstage with script in hand to give some pointers to cast members Joe Serpa Daniels and Carolina Reyes. Hasekoester says the university’s theater department has performed student and faculty-written works in the past, but not quite on this scale.“We’re in an election year and this has a lot to do obviously with the White House,” she says. “So I think it’s really energized them.”Being able to work alongside Roussel in workshops earlier this summer is what attracted Adolfo Becerra to auditioning.“Being that it was an original piece and that it was going to be workshopped – that we were going to be working with the playwright – was very interesting to me because I’ve never done that,” Becerra says.So where does the title Ruffled Flourishes come from? It has to do with two very recognizable pieces of music often played when the president enters a venue. Many assume the whole tune is Hail to the Chief, but the opening trumpet fanfare is actually called Ruffles and Flourishes.“I said, ‘Why not Ruffled Flourishes, because that’s what this book is about?’” Rousell says. “In the White House, like in anybody’s job, somedays everything gets about ten degrees off and you have to spend the rest of the day trying to move it back the other way. So that’s where the title comes from.”Ruffled Flourishes premieres Saturday, August 27th in two performances at Sam Houston State University’s University Theatre Center. 00:00 /03:50 Sharelast_img read more

Now world of fitness at your fingertips

first_imgHave you been slogging to lose kilos but to no avail and are looking for a health expert? Welcome to the world of fitness apps, wristbands and online services that are helping people achieve health goals straight from the comfort of their homes.It is estimated that “consumers spent more than $200 billion globally in 2014 on health and fitness services”, according to Woody Scal, chief revenue officer of Fitbit Inc, the global leader in the health and fitness market. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’And the trend is fast catching up with fitness enthusiasts in India. “People aspire to improve their health and fitness. At the same time, high rates of health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cancer are driving individuals to look for innovative ways to gain a fitter body in India,” Scal told this reporter in an email.But with more and more gyms and fitness centres being opened in cities across the country, do we really need fitness on the go? Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“Unfortunately, not even 20 per cent of these gyms have certified trainers,” said Sri Lakshmi, a strength and conditioning coach at HealthifyMe, an online website and mobile app that gives access to personal trainers and customised plans.With Fitbit and Jawbone coming to India, most of the global players in fitness wearables are making a beeline to enter the wearable health segment. “A recent Accenture’s Digital Consumer Tech Survey found that Indian consumers were most interested in buying fitness monitors (80 per cent) and smartwatches (76 per cent); so we believe this will be a strong market,” noted Scal on India being a viable market in this category. “Though the Indian market is at a nascent stage as compared to the west, the entry of several brands blended with the advent of wearable technology is making this vertical very promising,” noted Anupam Mathur, head (sales and marketing), Timex Group India. The integration of digital technology with health devices have led to many Indian fitness apps and online startups cropping up. SmartRX, a startup which has established its presence in the US, facilitates remote monitoring and offers real-time audio video interaction with health specialists.“This convergence of digital and healthcare has resulted in wearables that track parameters such as heart rate and movement through built-in sensors that provide insights into the wearer’s health,” emphasised Mathur. Depending on the device, one can track movements, workouts, distance, speeds, calories burned, heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature and the like.“The winning formula will be when the smartphone starts acting as your personal coach, your personal nutritionist and your personal doctor,” Lakshmi added.last_img read more