San Diego reservoirs are filling up after a record year of rainfall

first_imgSan Diego reservoirs are filling up after a record year of rainfall 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsALPINE (KUSI)-  For the first time in a long time, the San Diego area is reaping the benefits of mother nature’s generosity.“We’ve had 9 inches of rain so far in February, it could be a record,” says Ron Mosher of the Sweetwater Authority.As a result, Sweetwater is sharing the wealth. All that water has been collecting in a series a lakes and reservoirs.“It’s been a blessing. We’re now transferring enough water to supply 130,000 people for six months,” says Mosher.That’s free water. The only cost is purifying. Normally, we have to ‘buy’ the water from outside sources, then purify.“If we don’t have to buy the water, it’s much cheaper for our customers,” says Mosher.Sweetwater is one of many Water Districts is San Diego that are doing well. Nearly every lake and reservoir in the area is reporting near record increases.Making matters even better, the mid-winter Snow Pack Measurement was just taken.As of today, we are 120%  above normal for this time of year. The state of California get’s 30% of its water from snow pack. February 28, 2019 Dan Plante, Dan Plante Posted: February 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

NOW HIRING 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington Week of June 23 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are job listings previously published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 23, 2019:Full-Time Mathematics Teacher at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Member Onboarding Coordinator at AmetrosFull-Time Member Care Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Rx Authorization Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Durable Medical Equipment Specialist at AmetrosFull-Time Scenic Painter at Art of the EventPart-Time Nanny For Wilmington ChildFull-Time Shirt Presser at Anton’s CleanersPart-Time Scale House Operator at Lynch Materials Inc.Part-Time Sunday Deliver Driver at OptimaFull-Time Receptionist at CareOneFull-Time Warehouse Driver at Harrington Industrial PlasticsFull-Time Production Support Coordinator at Charles River LabsFull-Time & Part-Time Cashier at Cumberland FarmsFull-Time Assistant Site Manager at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Site Manager at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Branch Manager (Tier 2) at Citizens BankPart-Time Guest Advocate TargetFull-Time Reset Specialist at Pepsi Co.Part-Time Officer Administrator at ChemGenesFull-Time Planning & Logistics Specialist at DSMFull-Time Personal Insurance Assistant Account Manager at HUB InternationalFull-Time Helper/Laborer at Enduro Construction Co.Full-Time Professional Auto Detailer at Final Finish Collision CentersFull-Time & Part-Time Sales Associates at Nouria EnergyPart-Time Babysitter For 2 Wilmington ChildrenFull-Time Supervisor (Quality Assurance) at Spectra Medical DevicesFull-Time Senior Principal Electrical Engineer at MKS InstrumentsPart-Time General Laborer at Pepsi Co.Full-Time SVP of Operations at AmetrosFull-Time Educational Assistant (STAGES Program) at North Intermediate SchoolFull-Time Carpet Cleaning Technician at New England Carpet MasterFull-Time Systems Analyst at Analog DevicesFull-Time Maintenance Trainer at SymboticPart-Tme Merchandiser at Red BullFull-Time Laborer at Packer Sanitation ServicesFull-Time Business Unit Controller at MKS InstrumentsFull-Time & Part-Time Cashier/Customer Service at K1 SpeedFull-Time Drain Cleaner at Drains By JamesFull-Time Heavy-Highway Construction Operators & Laborers at Swank Construction CompanyFull-Time Client Services Representative at AllOne Health GroupFull-TIme Technical Analyst at SOVOS ComplianceFull-Time Sales Trainee at Red BullFull-Time Calibration II at TranscatPart-Time/Full-Time Food & Beverage Team Leader at TargetFull-Time Residential Life Coach (Overnight) at NuPathFull-Time Calibration Laboratory Manager at TranscatFull-Time Service Desk Technician at SymboticFull-Time Software Engineer at SymboticFull-Time CNC/LATHE Programmer at Scully Signal Co.(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 14, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 28, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

Volkswagen to layoff 30000 people in 5 years

first_imgVolkswagen, German automaker and its labour unions have agreed to layoff 30,000 people over the next five years at its VW brand. The aim of cutting the jobs is part of a plan to boost profitability and to provide funding for electric and self-driven cars post the disastrous carbon-emission scandal. Europe’s largest auto manufacturing company is trying to increase savings in its home-country, where costs are high. Volkswagen also has to shell out billions of euros in payments for the cleanup related to its carbon emission scandal, Reuters reported.The company is expected to make the announcement later during the day during a press conference, which would take place at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. The unanimous decision of going ahead with job cuts follows eight months of intense negotiations and the works council and the trade union.Sources quoted by the news agency said the labour union leaders have agreed to the job cuts on a prior managment’s pledge to create new jobs and the VW’s investment in electronic cars (mainly at factories in Germany). The firm also plans to create additional 9,000 jobs by investing in electric car technology. According to a previous report in German newspaper Handelsblatt, about 30,000 jobs would be axed by 2020 in a bid to save about 4 billion euros. It also said that Volkswagen would cut 10,000 jobs outside Germany (focusing in North and South America).last_img read more

Syed Ashrafs wife passes away

first_imgSyed Ashraful Islam with his wife Shila Islam. Photo: FacebookShila Islam, wife of public administration minister and ruling Awami League presidium member Syed Ashraful Islam, passes away after suffering from cancer at a hospital in London on Monday morning.She was 57.Syed Ashraf’s personal assistant AKM Sazzad Hossain, who is currently in London, confirmed this to Prothom Alo.Shila Islam was a born Briton and studied at the Metropolitan University and University in Nottingham in London.Syed Ashraf has one daughter, Lima Islam, currently working at London HSBC Bank.last_img read more

Nanocables could lead to more powerful lithiumion batteries

first_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com A team of scientists, Fei-Fei Cao, et al., from institutions in China and Germany, have found that applying a thin coat of TiO2 to the outside of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can create coaxial nanocables. The nanocables can then be formed into a crystalline solid that turns out to be very good at trapping lithium ions and quickly transporting electrons – much better than either TiO2 or CNTs on their own.“On one hand, the CNT core provides sufficient electrons for the storage of lithium in the TiO2 sheath,” the researchers wrote in a study published in Chemistry of Materials. “On the other hand, the CNT itself can also store lithium whereby this storage kinetics is, in turn, improved by the presence of the nanoporous TiO2 … [which] enables rapid access of lithium-ions from the liquid electrolyte.” These symbiotic advantages could directly lead to improvements in lithium-ion batteries that use nanocable-based anodes. The researchers found the new anodes offer improvements in storage capacity, release rate, and cycling performance compared with either pure CNT or pure TiO2. The nanocables also had good reliability, showing almost no capacity loss after one hundred cycles. More information: Fei-Fei Cao, et al. “Symbiotic Coaxial Nanocables: Facile Synthesis and an Efficient and Elegant Morphological Solution to the Lithium Storage Problem.” Chemistry of Materials. doi:10.1021/cm9036742via: Chemistry World Scientists have developed coaxial nanocables: carbon nanotubes coated with titanium dioxide. Image credit: Cao, et al. (c)Chemistry of Materials. Titanium-coated nanotube cables shown under a transmission electron microscope. Image credit: Cao, et al. (c)Chemistry of Materials. These abilities are also competitive with graphite-based anodes, which are commonly used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. Plus, the nanocables are easy to produce and made of inexpensive materials, which could make them attractive for commercial use. “This fascinating symbiotic behavior and the fact that the cable morphology leads to an efficient use of this symbiosis makes this solution match the requirements of lithium-ion batteries extremely well,” the researchers wrote.The scientists hope that this demonstration of the synergistic benefits of hybrid materials might motivate further research in using hybrid materials for other energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — By itself, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a very poor electrode. Electrons move very slowly through the material – so slowly, in fact, that it can take years to fill a millimeter-thick piece of TiO2. However, things change when the TiO2 is extremely thin: a 10-nm-thick piece of TiO2 can be filled with electrons in milliseconds. Inspired by this ability, scientists have recently investigated whether TiO2 could be useful for fabricating high-capacity batteries. New electrodes may provide safer, more powerful lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries Citation: Nanocables could lead to more powerful lithium-ion batteries (2010, January 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-01-nanocables-powerful-lithium-ion-batteries.html 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

As Puerto Rico Braces For Storm DHS FEMA To

first_img Carlos Giusti As Puerto Rico Braces For Storm, DHS, FEMA To Move $271… by NPR News Claudia Grisales 8.27.19 8:12pm As a major storm heads for Puerto Rico, the Department of Homeland Security and its Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday they will move $271 million in funds to support President Trump’s border enforcement efforts. The Department of Homeland Security said it will transfer the emergency funds — including $155 million from FEMA’s disaster relief fund — to support new Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention beds as well as facilities for related court cases, according to documents obtained by NPR. In a July notification to Congress about the transfer, DHS said the $155 million comes from recoveries of prior year funds and that “absent significant new catastrophic events” the department believes the fund will still have enough money to operate.Congressional Democrats slammed the move on Tuesday, which comes at the peak of hurricane season and as Tropical Storm Dorian was poised to reach hurricane levels. “The Trump administration’s plan to divert money away from FEMA at the start of hurricane season to continue its efforts to separate and jail migrant families is backwards and cruel,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said. “Taking these critical funds from disaster preparedness and recovery efforts threatens lives and weakens the government’s ability to help Americans in the wake of natural disasters. Congress appropriated these funds to meet the American peoples’ priorities and I strongly oppose this effort to undermine our constitutional authority.”DHS alerted Congress to the move in a 15-page notification dated July 26, which NBC first reported earlier Tuesday. The agency is required to give Congress a 30-day notice to the plans.Democrats, opposed to the move, waited to respond until the end of that notification period in hopes of delaying the costly action, a congressional source familiar with the plans said. “I have significant concerns about the intended use of funds, and consequently, about the tradeoffs between that use and activities that would otherwise be funded from the source accounts,” California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, chair of a House Appropriations subcommittee, told DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an Aug. 23 letter. Roybal-Allard said the the reprogramming was unnecessary and the Trump administration was overstepping its authority. She noted that DHS components such as the U.S. Coast Guard could be hampered by the move. She added she was concerned about implementation of the agency’s immigration enforcement operations, which often ignores its budget directives from Congress and lack transparency. She urged McAleenan to work with the House Appropriations Committee to restore their partnership.”I am greatly concerned that during the course of this administration, there has been a growing disconnect between the will of Congress, as represented by ICE funding levels in enacted appropriations bills signed by the President, and the Department’s Immigration enforcement operations, which often lack justification,” Roybal-Allard said. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., also slammed the move Tuesday. “Once again, this administration is endangering America by moving funds away from emergency management for their extremist border agenda,” he said. “President Trump and his administration are not just endangering the lives of the children and families they seek to harm in the name of deterrence. By shortchanging preparedness, they’re endangering the lives of millions of Americans who live in hurricane zones as well.”The DHS notification to Congress expired on Sunday, the agency said in a statement Tuesday. The Department also defended the move, saying it is necessary to deal with the influx of migrants. “Given the rise of single adults crossing the border, ICE has already had to increase the number of detention beds above what Congress funded,” DHS said in its statement. “Without additional funding for single adult detention beds and transportation from the U.S. Border Patrol to ICE detention facilities, ICE will not be able to support the influx of migrants from U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehensions.”In its notification, DHS cited “a security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border” and the “high volume of aliens presenting themselves at ports of entry or entering illegally … and being released into the interior of the United States while they wait sometimes years for a final resolution of their case.” The shift in the funds would help DHS address the “crisis,” the department says, under authority provided in the fiscal year 2019 DHS appropriations act. As a result, DHS said it will transfer funds from its FEMA disaster relief fund and other accounts to the new border effort. Of the overall $271 million total, the agency said it will move $155 million to establish and operate temporary Migrant Protection Protocol, or MPP, Immigration Hearing Facilities along the Southwest border. Another $116 million will be used to pay for new detention beds, the agency said. “MPP court docket backlogs will continue to grow and ICE will not be able to effectively and efficiently move single adult migrants between detention centers and courtrooms without the funding,” the agency said. “This realignment of resources allows DHS to address ongoing border emergency crisis by alleviating the surge along the Nation’s Southwest Border while minimizing the risk to overall DHS mission performance.”Supporters of the administration’s immigration policies say Democrats have left the administration little choice but to take this action. Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, who is in regular discussions with the administration, said the transfer of the funds is necessary because ICE is so over budget due to the border crisis. They have to find the money from somewhere because Congress hasn’t given them what it needs, she said. “ICE’s priority caseload is growing, but the Democratic majority in the House does not support the level of enforcement that they consider to be the bare minimum for public safety and maintaining the most basic integrity of the law,” she said.”The border influx has strained ICE capacity,” she said. “Under the law, their detention capacity is set by Congress. They have to balance the criminal cases, border cases and other priorities like worksite operations and fugitives. And on top of that some people are mandatory to detained, such aggravated felons and prior deportees.” Franco Ordoñez contributed to this report.Copyright 2019 NPR. 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41yearold man hangs himself at his residence

first_imgKolkata: A 41-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself inside his house at Salt lake EE Block on Thursday morning. Police came to know that the victim Samanway Bhowmick was an LIC agent. The 41-year-old man used to stay alone in the house. Someone known to the victim went to the house and found the man hanging from the ceiling. He informed the matter to other neighbours in the area, who contacted the police. Police went and sent the body for an autopsy. They have initiated a probe in this connection and came to know that the victim had set the volume of his TV ti highest so that no one could hear even if he cries for help. Though police are yet to ascertain the exact reason, investigating officers suspect that financial trouble could be the reason for which he committed suicide.last_img read more

A soda a day may cut your chances of conceiving

first_imgPlanning a baby? Then stop drinking soda or sugar-sweetened beverages, as intake of one or more such drinks a day – by either partner – may decrease the chances of conceiving, warns a study. The findings showed both female and male intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with 20 per cent reduced fecundability – the average monthly probability of conception. Females who consumed at least one soda per day had 25 per cent lower fecundability, while male consumption was associated with 33 per cent lower fecundability. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”We found positive associations between intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and lower fertility, which were consistent after controlling for many other factors, including obesity, caffeine intake, alcohol, smoking, and overall diet quality,” said lead author Elizabeth Hatch, Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).”Couples planning a pregnancy might consider limiting their consumption of these beverages, especially because they are also related to other adverse health effects,” Hatch said, in a paper published in the journal Epidemiology. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIntake of energy drinks was related to even larger reductions in fertility, although the results were based on small numbers of consumers. Little association was found between intake of fruit juice or diet soda and fertility.Previous studies have linked the consumption of these beverages to weight gain, Type 2 diabetes, early menstruation and poor semen quality. For the new study, the team surveyed 3,828 women aged 21 to 45 living in the US or Canada and 1,045 of their male partners.last_img read more

MIT Imaging Tech Can Read Closed Book

first_imgSeptember 13, 2016 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global MIT researchers are developing a camera system that can read closed books.A prototype was recently able to correctly identify letters on the top nine sheets of stacked papers. Dreamed up by MIT Media Lab research scientist Barmak Heshmat, the technique uses terahertz radiation — the band of electromagnetic radiation between microwaves and infrared light — to distinguish between ink and blank paper, and gauge distance to individual pages.”So much work has gone into terahertz technology to get the sources and detectors working, with big promises for imagining new and exciting things,” Laura Waller, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, said in a statement.”This work is one of the first to use these new tools along with advances in computational imaging to get at pictures of things we could never see with optical technologies” she continued. “Now we can judge a book through its cover!”The technology could eventually be used to scan antique tomes too delicate for human touch, or any materials organized in thin layers, like coatings on machine parts or pharmaceuticals.”The Metropolitan Museum in New York showed a lot of interest in this, because they want to, for example, look into some antique books that they don’t even want to touch,” Heshmat said.In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, MIT developed the algorithms that acquire images from individual sheets in a stack of papers. Georgia Tech scientists, meanwhile, built the other key ingredient: a method for interpreting distorted or incomplete images as individual letters.”It’s actually kind of scary,” Heshmat said of GT’s letter-interpretation algorithm. “A lot of websites have those [captchas] to make sure you’re not a robot, and this algorithm can get through a lot of them.” Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

Panasonic to Invest More Than 256 Million in Teslas US Plant for

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters December 27, 2016 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Panasonic Corp. will invest more than 30 billion yen ($256 million) in a New York production facility of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors to make photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, deepening a partnership of the two companies.Japan’s Panasonic, which has been retreating from low-margin consumer electronics to focus more on automotive components and other businesses targeting corporate clients, will make the investment in Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y.The U.S. electric car maker is making a long-term purchase commitment from Panasonic as part of the deal, besides providing factory buildings and infrastructure.In a joint statement on Tuesday, the two companies said they plan to start production of PV modules in the summer of 2017 and increase to one gigawatt of module production by 2019.The plan is part of the solar partnership that the two companies first announced in October, but which did not disclose investment details.Tesla is working exclusively with longtime partner Panasonic to supply batteries for its upcoming Model 3, the company’s first mass-market car. Panasonic is also the exclusive supplier of batteries to Tesla’s Model S and Model X.(Reporting by Taiga Uranaka and Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) 1 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more