Dunleavy Outlines Plan To Gain Back The Trust Of Alaskans

first_imgDunleavy: “The people are the key to a permanent fiscal plan. Without the people’s support, any plan put in place by the Legislature will always be in doubt.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy gave his first State of the State address on Tuesday. During the address Governor Dunleavy outlined a series of commitments and priorities he has for Alaska. He outlined directly to Alaskans and lawmakers his focus on fulfilling his campaign promises and solving challenges Alaskans have demanded be fixed. Governor Dunleavy: “I’m Governor today because of the campaign promises I made to the people of Alaska on the issues most of us believe in. I’m here to do exactly what I promised to do. What I told Alaskans I would do.” Dunleavy said he will propose three constitutional amendments next week; The first would tighten the spending limits that already exist in the Alaska Constitution. The second would constitutionally guarantee the Permanent Fund dividend. The third would require any new taxes be approved by the voters.last_img read more

Recent Wilmington Real Estate Transactions

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are real estate transactions in Wilmington during the week of August 26, 2018:Address: 34 Allen Park DrivePrice: $470,000Buyer: Timothy J. Cavanaugh & Taylor B. CavanaughSeller: Katey A. Sullivan, Trustee for 34 Allen Drive Drive RTDate: 8/28/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 28,314sfAddress: 25 Boutwell StreetPrice: $799,900Buyer: Jacob M. Gearwear & Melissa M. GearwearSeller: Assett Redevelopment Corp.Date: 8/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 120,661sfAddress: 15 Church Street, Unit 203Price: $357,000Buyer: Kathleen G. Keeffe & Paul M. KeeffeSeller: Sarah R. FaheyDate: 8/31/18Use: CondoLot Size: 0sfAddress: 42 Houghton RoadPrice: $575,000Buyer: Richard A. Serino & Michelle SerinoSeller: Marc Gelormini & Lucy GelorminiDate: 8/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 23,087sfAddress: 12 Marcus RoadPrice: $345,000Buyer: Kyle R. RizzottoSeller: Lucille F. Medeiros & Lisa A. CarinoDate: 8/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 10,890sfAddress: 129 Nichols StreetPrice: $467,500Buyer: Christopher L. Coughlin & Christine M. CoughlinSeller: Stephen Healy & Lesley HealyDate: 8/30/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 7,405sfAddress: 2202 Pouliot PlacePrice: $360,000Buyer: Joanne MoranSeller: Tracy N. Nguyen & Jonathan TamDate: 8/31/18Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 4,356sfLike 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… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”last_img read more

Offline smartphones sales plummet in India Micom grows faster than Amazon and

first_imgThe logo of India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart is seen on the facade of the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru on July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Abhishek N ChinnappaDriven by attractive promotions and exclusive launches of popular brands, Smartphones sales in the e-commerce zone continues to flourish in the Indian market.Data from a market research firm Counterpoint shows that online smartphone segment captured a whopping 38 percent share of total smartphone sales during the first quarter of 2018 whereas last year in the same quarter, the online sales stood at 34 percent. Offline smartphone sales declined by 3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter.Xiaomi, which has disrupted the Indian smartphone market in the mid-segment, continues to grow and consolidate its position. Strikingly, Mi.com has grown faster than big rivals Amazon and Flipkart. Xiaomi which already has created its market by offering exclusive deals on Amazon and Flipkart is now growing its own portal by active media strategy and engaging MI fan community.Data presented by Counterpoint reviles that in online space Mi.com increased its market share to 14 percent in first quarter of 2018 up from 10 percent during the same quarter last year. While, Flipkart increased its online market share from 51 percent to 54 percent in Q1, 2018 as against Q1, 2017. Amazon recorded a fall of 3 percent in its market share of 33 percent from last year; however, it continues to dominate the e-commerce market in the premium smartphone segment chiefly because of its exclusive partnership with OnePlus.Xiaomi also maintained its lead in India’s online smartphone market with 57 percent share in the first quarter of the current year, followed by Samsung at 14 percent and Huawei that captured 8 percent share. In recent years, Chinese mobile companies have dominated the Indian smartphone segment by launching series of models in the mid-segment bracket.Apple’s push to start a manufacturing plant in India also shows Tim cook’s aggressive plans to capture the emerging cell phone market in India. In order to maintain its market share, companies are tying up with e-commerce players to give exclusive deals to the customers. The battle is expected to grow tighter with the entry of Walmart in the Indian market and Jio phone with cheap data plans.last_img read more

BNP expels Sylhet rebel mayoral candidate Selim

first_imgBNP Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim. Photo: UNBBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday expelled its Sylhet City unit general secretary Badruzzaman Selim for contesting the city polls defying the party decision, reports UNB.The party also expelled Mymensingh’s Tarakanda upazila unit BNP member Masud Rana Khan for breaching the party discipline.A party press release, signed by BNP assistant office secretary Taiful Islam Tipu, said the two BNP leaders were expelled from the party for violating party discipline and engaging in the activities that go against party interests.The party also asked its leaders and activists not to maintain any contact with the two expelled leaders. BNP nominated incumbent mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as its mayoral candidate in Sylhet city polls billed for 30 July.Selim who submitted his nomination paper to contest the polls did not withdraw his nomination on Monday last, the last date for withdrawing the candidature. Besides, Jamaat leader Ehsanul Mahbub Jubayer are also there in the race ignoring the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s decision.last_img read more

Trump Orders Agencies To Share Data On Noncitizens

first_img Share Updated at 5:50 p.m. ETPresident Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and non-citizenship status of everyone living in the United States.In a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump said he would drop efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Instead, he’ll sign an executive order directing all U.S. agencies to provide the Department of Commerce all information they have on the U.S. citizenship, non-citizenship and immigration status.“We have great knowledge in many of our agencies,” Trump said, flanked by Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. “We will leave no stone unturned.”The executive order marks the administration’s latest effort to obtain the information despite a ruling from the U.S. Supreme that bars the administration from including the question on the 2020 census for now.The question was, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”Ahead of the announcement, Dale Ho of the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the question, said: “If President Trump takes executive action, we will take legal action.”In Maryland, a federal judge is currently reconsidering discrimination and conspiracy allegations against the question, and in New York, another judge is reviewing an alleged cover-up of the administration’s real reason for wanting the question.Justice Department and Commerce Department officials have said that printing has started for paper forms that do not include the question.Last month, the Supreme Court blocked the citizenship question from the census for now. A majority of the justices rejected the administration’s original stated justification — to better protect the voting rights of racial minorities — for appearing “contrived.” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, formally approved adding the question last year after pressuring Commerce officials for months to find a way to include it.The court’s decision does leave open the possibility for the administration to make another case for the question. But it’s not clear whether an executive order could clear a path that would allow the administration to overcome lower court orders that continue to block the question from census forms.Census Bureau research suggests including the question is highly likely to discourage an estimated 9 million people from taking part in the constitutionally mandated head count of every person living in the U.S. Critics of the question worry that could lead to undercounts of immigrant groups and communities of color, especially among Latinx people.That could have long-term impacts on how political representation and federal funding are shared in the U.S. through 2030. Census results determine each state’s share of congressional seats and Electoral College votes for the next decade. They also guide how an estimated $880 billion a year in federal tax dollars is distributed for schools, roads and other public services in local communities.The Census Bureau has continued to recommend against adding the question, which researchers say would produce self-reported responses that are less accurate and more costly to gather compared with existing government records on citizenship. Ross has authorized the bureau to compile those records, and bureau officials have said they are waiting for “guidance” on whether to release that information, which would be anonymized to not identify individuals.With just over six months left until the official census kickoff in rural Alaska, any changes to census forms could jeopardize the final preparations for the count. Census Bureau officials have testified that the deadline for finalizing the questionnaire could be pushed back to Oct. 31, but only “with exceptional effort and additional resources.”“I have no intention of allowing this flagrant waste of money,” Rep. José Serrano of New York, who chairs the House appropriations subcommittee that funds the Census Bureau, said in a written statement released Tuesday. “I once again urge the Trump Administration to give up this fight and allow for a depoliticized and accurate census, as we always have.”Still, Trump has been vocal in not wanting to back down. His tweets after Justice and Commerce officials announced that printing had started without a citizenship question signaled a marked turn toward a prolonged legal battle.This week, Trump’s reelection campaign sent emails to ask supporters to complete an online survey that asked whether they believed the 2020 census should ask people is they are “American citizens.”“We can’t Keep America Great for all Americans if we don’t know who’s in this country,” said the email, signed by “Team Trump 2020.”Attorneys defending the administration, however, could be coming from a new team of Justice Department lawyers. This week, in an unusual move, the administration tried to get judges to approve a complete turnover of every single career DOJ attorney who has been working on the ongoing lawsuits for months. The Justice Department has not provided an explanation for why it wants the change. So far, two federal judges have rejected those requests while allowing the administration to try again to swap out the attorneys.The House is also scheduling a vote on July 16 to hold Barr and Ross in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas related to the oversight committee’s investigation regarding the citizenship question.“For months, Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross have withheld key documents subpoenaed by the Committee on a bipartisan basis without asserting any valid legal justification for their refusal. These documents could shed light on the real reason that the Trump Administration tried to add the citizenship question,” oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a statement on Thursday.He urged Barr and Ross to comply with the subpoenas so Congress can avoid a contempt vote.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

African American Museum Founder Discovered Dead in Car Trunk

first_imgBy The Associated PressPolice in Louisiana say the founder of an African-American history museum has been found dead in the trunk of a car.Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said July 13 that investigators are waiting for a coroner to determine a cause of death for 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph. He said her body was found Friday afternoon.In this April 20, 2004 file photo, Rep. Carla Blanchard Dartez, D-Morgan City, center covers Gov. Kathleen Blanco, left, as a few drops of rain fall while talking with Sadie Roberts-Joseph, right, before the start of the Stand Up for Children 2004 Rally for Children on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who founded an African American history museum was discovered dead in the trunk of a car, and police said Saturday, July 13, 2019 that investigators were working diligently to find those responsible.(Arthur D. Lauck/The Advocate via AP, File)Roberts-Joseph was the founder and curator of the Baton Rouge African American Museum, which started in 2001.The website of the city’s visitor bureau says the museum features African art, exhibits on growing cotton and black inventors as well as a 1953 bus from the period of civil rights boycotts in Baton Rouge.last_img read more

Smart window controls light and heat kills microorganisms

first_img © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Smart window controls light and heat, kills microorganisms (2018, July 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-smart-window-microorganisms.html The researchers, led by Yan-Yan Song at Northeastern University in Shenyang, China, and Xing-Hua Xia at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, have published a paper on the new sterile smart window in a recent issue of ACS Nano.As the researchers explain, integrating multiple functions into a single smart window presents a challenge, since each function typically requires a different material composition. For example, one of the most widely used materials for smart windows that control visible light transmission is WO3 (tungsten trioxide). As an electrochromic material, WO3 can reversibly change its optical transmittance in response to electrochemical charging and discharging. On the other hand, smart windows that convert near-infrared solar radiation into heat typically involve metal nanoparticles. Also, a wide range of materials have antimicrobial properties, most notably copper. So far, however, combining all of these properties into one material has remained a challenge.In the new study, the researchers designed an electrochromic-photothermal film composed of 3D WO3 in a honeycomb-like structure embedded with gold nanoparticles and nanorods. While the WO3 controls the amount of visible light that passes through the window, the gold nanostructures convert incoming sunlight into thermal energy for heating the building interior. “This is a new strategy that achieves excellent photothermal conversion via solar gain optimization on electrochromic films and, importantly, the photothermal efficiency is adjustable during optical transmission,” Xia told Phys.org.The researchers demonstrated that the window can change from fully transparent to pitch black within minutes. Further, they showed that a near-infrared laser increases the temperature of the window by 24 °C in about five minutes. To investigate the antimicrobial properties of the window, the researchers treated it with E. coli and irradiated it with a near-infrared laser. They found that the bactericidal effect was strongest when the window was in its dark state, in which it could eliminate virtually all of the bacteria. In contrast, the effect was much weaker for windows in the transparent state, as well as those made of only WO3 or only gold nanostructures, rather than both materials combined. The results suggest that most of the bactericidal effects are due to the photothermal properties of the window.”The sterile smart window would be particularly useful in aircraft, in high-latitude zones, and also in hospitals,” Xia said. “It should be multifunctional, for example, controlling visible light transmission dynamically, tuning heat conversion of near-infrared solar radiation, and reducing attacks by microorganisms.” Journal information: ACS Nano Material could help windows both power your home and control its temperature A new smart window offers more than just a nice view—it also controls the transmittance of sunlight, heats the interiors of buildings by converting solar radiation into heat, and virtually eliminates E. coli bacteria living on the glass. In the future, such sterile smart windows may be used in airplanes, hospitals, public transportation, and other areas.center_img Photographs showing one of the three properties of the sterile smart window: control of visible light transmission. Credit: Xu et al. ©2018 American Chemical Society Explore further More information: Jingwen Xu et al. “Electrochromic-Tuned Plasmonics for Photothermal Sterile Window.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02292 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

Four students injured after crude bomb explodes

first_imgKolkata: Four school students were injured after a crude bomb exploded at Paddapukur Park in Entally on Tuesday afternoon.Police said some of the students from a nearby school came to play in the area during the recess. One of the injured victims told the police that two unidentified persons came to the spot and handed over a crude bomb to one of them by asking him to dispose it. The victims are all teenagers and residents of nearby area.When one of the victims tried to dispose the bomb, it suddenly went off and this resulted in serious injuries on the children. The victims were playing at the park when the accident took place. The boy who received the bomb suffered serious injuries. Three others who were also there received injuries. The incident triggered tension among locals. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsAfter hearing the sound of bomb blast, locals rushed to the spot. They rescued the injured victims and rushed them to a nearby hospital for treatment. According to police, one of the teenagers suffered splinter injuries on his neck and other parts of his body. The two accused who handed over the bomb to one of the victims fled the spot after the incident. Police are trying to identify the accused and conducting raids to nab the culprits.Cops are trying to ascertain the reason as to why the accused handed over the crude bomb to school students. They are probing if local miscreants are involved in the incident. In a few previous incidents, miscreants hurled bombs in the Entally area. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that some local criminals might have be involved in the incident. All the injured victims have been undergoing treatment at a hospital. Their health condition is stated to be stable now.last_img read more

Analysts expect Netflix to report disappointing se

first_imgAnalysts expect Netflix to report disappointing second quarter results next week.Forbes reports that analysts anticipate a 96.8% fall in year-on-year earnings when it reports quarterly results on July 24. The forecast loss is, however, smaller than the one analysts were forecasting three months ago. Revenues are expected to continue to increase 12.7%, Forbes says, taking the total to US$888.9 million (€724 million).last_img

Duck Dynasty AE Networks AE channel has launche

first_imgDuck DynastyA+E Networks’ A&E channel has launched in German-speaking territories in Europe. The channel replaces The Biography Channel, taking over the latter’s frequency on distribution platforms.A&E is launching in both standard and high-definition formats, with the HD version available on the Kabelkiosk platform and Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain platform. The channel is available on Sky Deutschland in both Germany and Austria.A&E is also available on cable networks Kabel Deutschland, Unitymedia, KabelBW and Primacom, and via Vodafone’s IPTV network. In Switzerland A&E is available on the UPC Cablecom and Swisscable platforms. In Austria, in addition to Sky, it is available via UPC Austria, A1 and Liwest and on mobile via Hutchison 3G Austria.Content on the channel includes Duck Dynasty, Ghost Detectives and Storage Wars. Shows new to Germany include Wahlburgers, the reality show centred around the burger chain owned by actor Mark Wahlberg and his brothers. A&E will also show German production Alexander Hartmann – Reality Hacker.last_img read more

Erik Huggers Music video service Vevo is plannin

first_imgErik HuggersMusic video service, Vevo, is planning to launch a subscription-based offering to complement its ad-supported business, according to CEO Erik Huggers.Speaking at the Code/Media conference in California the former Intel and BBC executive said: “The move towards subscription, a premium product – that’s something we’re very interested in and very much working towards.”Huggers said Vevo believes in a “dual revenue stream” to build on the company’s progress in 2015 – which he said was the “absolute biggest year in Vevo history”.“Just having an ad-supported model is not sustainable in the long-run. But we do believe that an ad-supported, plus a pay model, makes a tonne of sense,” said Huggers, who would not elaborate on what would be offered on the pay tier.Last year, YouTube launched a standalone YouTube Music app, designed to make it easier to discover music. The service is free, but YouTube said that users can “amplify” their experience by subscribing to its YouTube Red subscription service. This lets YouTube Music users listen to music offline on mobile devices, listen in audio mode without having to load video, and listen to music ‘in the background’ while using other apps.last_img read more