Alaskas Population Fell For First Time In Decades

first_imgThe population in the Kenai Peninsula dropped by 25 people in 2017,  to 58,024. Within the state, 699 people left Fairbanks for Anchorage, while 475 moved the opposite direction. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The State of Alaska saw its first decrease in population since the late 1980’s, according to recent figures from Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The department published the statistics for 2017 in the March edition of Alaska Economic Trends.  http://labor.alaska.gov/trends/mar18.pdf In 2017.  birth rates fell and death rates increased, tipping the scale toward a population decrease of 0.4 percent.center_img According to the report, the decline was small, however, at 0.4 percent, and the total population onestimate hasn’t changed much over the last four years Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-population-decrease-in-AK.mp3VmJennifer-on-population-decrease-in-AK.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Gear Hour Restrictions For Upper Cook Inlet Set Gillnet

first_imgThe announcement also restricts set gillnet  gear in the Kenai and Kasilof sections only. In a release on Wednesday, DF&G have modified the weekly fishing periods with set gillnets in the Kenai and Kasilof sections of the Upper Subdistrict, effective at 12:01 a.m. on July 1. With regularly scheduled fishing periods on Mondays and Thursdays no longer in effect in the Upper Subdistrict set gillnet fishery, except for the East Foreland Section, any and all fishing time provided to this set gillnet fishery may occur only via EO beginning July 1. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game announced both hour and gear restrictions for Upper Cook Inlet set gillnet in both the Kenai and Kasilof rivers.  Commercial fishing periods in the Upper Subdistrict set gillnet fishery, excluding the East Foreland Section, are open for no more than 48 hours per week, with a 36-hour continuous closure per week beginning between 7:00 p.m. Thursday and 7:00 a.m. Friday.last_img read more

BeyoncéGlover duet feels the love as Lion King tickets go on sale

first_img Summer movie preview: Aladdin, Spider-Man, Tarantino and more It is time. Advanced tickets available now. #TheLionKing— The Lion King (@disneylionking) June 24, 2019 On Sunday, Disney released a video of the two singing short snippets of the classic love song, Can You Feel The Love Tonight? The video has gotten more than 500,000 views in just over one day. Disney The new Simba is just so darn cute. Walt Disney Studios Just can’t wait to be king? You don’t have to wait anymore. Tickets for the new, scarily realistic, computer-animated Lion King are on sale. Although the remake of the classic 1994 animated hit doesn’t open for nearly a month, major online ticket-selling sites, including Fandango, AMC, Cinemark and Regal, all have tickets available now.Buy tickets on AtomBuy tickets on FandangoNote that CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.The film features a star-studded voice cast, including Donald Glover as Simba, the lion cub who must find his way, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as his mate, Nala.  21 Photos Share your voicecenter_img The Lion King opens July 18 in Australia and July 19 in the US and UK. TV and Movies Post a comment 0 Tagslast_img read more

Commonwealth wants BNPs participation in next election

first_imgMirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Patricia ScotlandThe Commonwealth wants to see Bangladesh Nationalist Party participate in the upcoming eleventh national elections. Commonwealth secretary general Patricia Scotland in a letter sent to BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir encouraged the party to participate in the election.Scotland, in her letter, said a participatory election is a must for functional democracy, a BNP source said.A standing committee member of BNP, seeking anonymity, told Prothom Alo that BNP had pointed out the political situation of the country and suppression of opposition parties when Patricia had visited Bangladesh recently. BNP leader also said, perhaps the Commonwealth secretary general also urged the government to hold a free, fair and participatory election.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam told two journalists that he will reply to the letter soon.last_img read more

The Intercept Staff Ratifies First Writers Guild Contract

first_img Popular on Variety Management has also agreed to conduct an annual demographic survey providing newsroom employees with an anonymous opportunity to self-identify with respect to, among other things, race/ethnicity, national background, educational background, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and creed. The report will be provided to the union.The contract inlcudes: “meaningful” pay increases for all employees, particularly those who are currently at or below median pay; a new system of pay tiers based on job classifications with guidance (and annual discussions with supervisors) on how to advance; four months paid leave for all parents (birth, adoption, or foster); just cause for termination plus “significant” severance pay; and provisions on reuse of employees’ work.Lowell Peterson, executive director of the WGA East, said, “The union bargaining committee worked diligently and intelligently to translate employees’ concerns and aspirations into substantial gains in the collective bargaining agreement. This hard work, plus thoughtful and diligent work by management’s representatives, have led to a very strong first contract that addresses diversity and inclusion, transparency and fairness in pay and job duties, and meaningful ongoing engagement in workplace decisions.”In addition to the Intercept, the WGA East represents digital-first editorial and video staffs at Vox Media, Onion Inc., HuffPost, Vice, Fast Company, the Dodo, Thrillist, ThinkProgress, MTV News, Salon, Slate, and Gizmodo Media Group. The WGA East has added about 1,000 members from these sites and lifted its total count to more than 5,000. The editorial staff at investigative digital news site the Intercept has unanimously ratified its first contract, negotiated by the Writers Guild of America East.The guild and the site, founded by Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras, made the announcement Wednesday.The three-year collective bargaining agreement includes a first-of-its-kind diversity provision that ensures at least two candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in journalism (i.e., women, people of color, or those identifying as LGBTQ+) will be interviewed for any vacant bargaining unit position not being created for a specific candidate or for purposes of promoting an existing bargaining unit employee.The contract also creates a Diversity Committee of both bargaining unit members and editorial management that will meet quarterly to discuss, assist, and partner with human resources and management on current and potential diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Intercept.center_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Researchers investigate why clothes dont fall apart

first_img © 2018 Phys.org Strong carbon fiber artificial muscles can lift 12,600 times their own weight 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. Cotton thread is made of many tiny fibers, each just 2-3 cm long, yet when spun together the fibers are capable of transmitting tension over indefinitely long distances. From a physics perspective, how threads and yarns transmit tension—making them strong enough to keep clothes from falling apart—is a long-standing puzzle that is not completely understood. Citation: Researchers investigate ‘why clothes don’t fall apart’ (2018, April 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-dont-fall.html In a new paper published in Physical Review Letters entitled “Why Clothes Don’t Fall Apart: Tension Transmission in Staple Yarns,” physicists Patrick Warren at Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, Robin Ball at the University of Warwick, and Ray Goldstein at the University of Cambridge have investigated yarn tension in the framework of statistical physics. Using techniques from linear programming, they show that the collective friction among fibers creates a locking mechanism, and as long as there is sufficient friction, a random assembly of fibers can in principle transmit an indefinitely large tension.Their results provide a quantitative basis for the heuristic explanation proposed by Galileo in 1638, who was puzzling over the problem of how a rope can be so strong when it is made of such small fibers. “The very act of twisting causes the threads to bind one another in such a way that… when the rope is stretched… the fibers break rather than separate from each other,” he wrote. In modern terms, Galileo was describing friction.In the new study, the researchers modeled the yarn as a group of randomly overlapping fibers. The results showed that, as the friction increases, a percolation transition emerges. As the researchers explain, this transition corresponds to “a switch from a ‘ductile’ failure model where the yarn fails by fiber slippage… to a ‘brittle’ failure mode where the failure mechanism is fiber breakage.” Above this threshold, the tensile strength becomes roughly 100 times stronger than before.”We now understand better at a fundamental level how friction stops fibrous materials from falling apart,” Goldstein told Phys.org. “From an applied perspective, we can use the insights to underpin the design of fabric conditioners, for example.”In the future, the model could also be used to optimize the properties of sewing threads made of various fiber blends. When extended from fibers to granular media, the results may also have applications for better understanding the stress transmission in sand piles and grain silos. In addition, the researchers plan to investigate the threshold in greater depth.”We plan to write a longer paper exploring the nature of the ‘supercritical’ state, above the percolation transition,” Goldstein said.center_img Journal information: Physical Review Letters More information: Patrick B. Warren, Robin C. Ball, and Raymond E. Goldstein. “Why Clothes Don’t Fall Apart: Tension Transmission in Staple Yarns.” Physical Review Letters. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.158001 Explore further Cotton sewing thread. Credit: Warren et al. Published by the American Physical Societylast_img read more

Bow to the land pristine

first_imgThe first-ever Northeast festival Songs and Dances of the North East is all set to take the Capital to a traditional treat on April 11 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The Government of Meghalaya has taken a major initiative to create a platform for organising the event.More than 5000 students from Northeastern states are enrolled in various undergraduate and post graduate programmes in Delhi University, an equal number are studying in JNU, JMI and other such institutions. It is for the first time that the Capital shall witness all eight Chief Ministers and Governors of the Northeastern States on one single platform for this extravagant festival.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival will help to enhance the multi-ethnic character of the country’s capital and dispel impressions that it was hostile to outsiders, particularly people from the Northeast.The festival shall represent ‘The Octave’ – Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Manipur.The festival showcases the rich, cultural ethnicity and diversity of Northeast India. It will take Northeast and its heritage outside the Northeast for the first time in such a big and multidimensional way to Capital of India and in a sense to the rest of the country and the world. It is a day-long festival where visitors experience almost everything from the Northeast – from food, songs, dances, culture, and much more. It is the perfect time for people from all walks of life to get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the region. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe goal is to deliver, engage and exhibit the best of Northeast in a creative and exciting atmosphere bringing the people together under one platform of unified diversity. It has been constituted to work out various means of attracting tourists, film makers and holiday seekers to the Northeastern region, which will generate immense opportunities for job and revenue generation.  It also provides a right platform to the artistes of the Northeast to project their talent to the rest of India.   Witness the grandness of each state as they set up their stalls and display a plethora of the finest products from the Northeast for the world to discover. North eastern cuisine will be on display with 15 stalls that will offer a wide variety of mouth-watering delicacies.  Music lovers and culture connoisseurs will have a splendid time attending this festival as performances by Northeast bands will be a major attraction of the festival.The festival will showcase the celebration of the way of life of the people there with a great sense of mysticism and cultural euphoria.  There will also be a lively discussion session on Integrating North-East India through education where eminent speakers will discuss ways in which education can be used as an important tool.last_img read more

Misfit Vapor X adds more battery life and style for an affordable

first_img Like the Fossil Gen 5 watches that were just announced, the Vapor X comes with the Cardiogram app on board, which essentially gives you a more detailed breakdown of your heart rate metrics. Spotify also comes pre-installed too, and you can save songs to the watch itself for playing on the go.A full charge only takes a little over an hour, apparently, and the watch is currently being offered at the “introductory” price of US$200 instead of $280 (no word on how long that price is going to last for).All of which makes the Vapor X one of the most appealing mid-range smartwatches out there at the moment. The latest Wear OS software from Google is included, complete with Google Assistant, but it’s the style and the lower price that make this wearable stand out in an increasingly crowded market.Previous Vapor watches have been a little hit and miss, but with the latest components inside, and just about every feature you could want on board (except perhaps LTE connectivity and a built-in speaker), the Vapor X has a lot of promise.Product page: Misfit Vapor X How effective are zoster vaccines in older adults? Find out on Allmedx.com. Yes No We recommend Powered by I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more How effective is the zoster vaccine? Read the research on Allmedx.com. AllMedX AllMedX Privacy policy The Misfit Vapor X is available in a black case with a black strap, rose case with a white strap, gunmetal case with a green strap, stainless grey case with a navy strap (shown), and “champagne” case with a lavender strapMisfit Just a few days after updating its flagship line of Wear OS smartwatches, Fossil has unveiled a new wearable from its more affordable Misfit line as well: the Vapor X. Its key selling points, besides that less expensive price, are improved battery life and a lightweight, stylish design.As with the Fossil Gen 5 smartwatches, it’s the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor keeping everything running, and enabling new power-saving modes that should be enough to extend battery life from one day to three days (if you can live without certain features). That’s paired with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage.On the outside, the 42 mm watch features a 1.19-in touchscreen and a lightweight aluminum alloy case that Misfit says makes this its lightest watch yet. Color options on offer are black case with a black strap, rose case with a white strap, gunmetal case with a green strap, stainless grey case with a navy strap, and “champagne” case with a lavender strap.In terms of on-board features the Vapor X ticks a lot of the usual boxes, offering a heart rate sensor, NFC for making payments on the go, and GPS. It’s also water-resistant to a depth of 30 m (nearly 100 ft), though Misfit also says the watch can only survive swimming at “shallow” depths. AllMedX AllMedX Who is most likely to get shingles? Visit Allmedx.com and learn the answer. Does the shingles vaccine prevent chicken pox? Get the facts on Allmedx.com. AllMedX Do you administer zoster vaccines? Read the latest research at Allmedx.com. Google Analytics settings Everyone older than 50 should get the shingles vaccine, Visit Allmedx.com for details. AllMedX last_img read more

Visitors are welcome to experience informal dining

first_img Visitors are welcome to experience informal dining in spacious atmosphere with a spectacular view.[Photo & Text: T] January 2, 2006 Arcosanti Cafe provides wholesome meals to the residents and guests.[Photo & Text: T] Three-storied high atrium in the Crafts III building gives the visitors opportunities to see multi-layered activities from each vantage point.[Photo & Text: T]last_img

April 23 2010 Last week on April 15 2010 David

first_imgApril 23, 2010 Last week, on April 15. 2010, David Tollas looked out across the valley below his apartment in the Foundry Apse. Can you see … ? [photo: David Tollas & text: sue] … the beautiful big cat, a Lynx. This is a rare sighting and a very lucky shot. Congratulations! [photo: David Tollas & text: sue]last_img

Rep Lucido supports Rep Yarochs plan honoring fallen US Navy Chief Petty

first_img Measure renames a portion of highway M-53 in Macomb County PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido (right) and state Rep. Jeff Yaroch (second from right) talk with Terri and Richard Freiwald, parents of U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Freiwald, before a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. Rep. Yaroch introduced legislation, supported by Representative Lucido, to honor Jason Freiwald, a highly decorated Navy SEAL, by renaming a portion of M-53 in Macomb County. The signage will be displayed between 31 Mile Road and 32 Mile Road. Categories: Lucido News,News 03Oct Rep. Lucido supports Rep. Yaroch’s plan honoring fallen U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason Freiwaldlast_img read more