Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Vicente García Photo: Mindy Small/FilmMagic/Getty Images Mon Laferte at the 18th Latin Grammy AwardsPhoto: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Karol GPhoto: Sam Wasson/Getty Images Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Luis MiguelPhoto: Omar Vega/Getty Images Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Relive The 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad BunnyPhoto: Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images Luis Miguel Wins Album Of The Year Latin GRAMMY luis-miguel-wins-latin-grammy-album-year-%C2%A1m%C3%A9xico-por-siempre Rosalía Thanks Women During Latin GRAMMY Win Maná Honored By An Array Of Latin American Talent Jorge DrexlerPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards Complete Winners List Legendary vocalist takes home one of the Biggest Night In Latin Music’s most coveted honorsNate HertweckGRAMMYs Nov 15, 2018 – 6:06 pm Luis Miguel won Album Of The Year for ¡México Por Siempre! at the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards. Earlier in the night, Miguel’s 20th album also took home the award for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.Miguel, a Puerto Rican-born Mexican powerhouse singer burst onto the pop music scene at a very young age, releasing his debut album at age 11. He won his first GRAMMY Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for “Me Gustas Tal Como Eres” at the 27th GRAMMY Awards. An internationally acclaimed artist, Miguel went on to enjoy immense success, playing a significant role in the Latin explosion of the ’90s and bringing bolero music to a wider audience.¡México Por Siempre! marked a triumphant return for Miguel, his first new album since 2010’s self-titled release. ¡México Por Siempre! climbed to No. 2 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and even cracked into the Billboard 200. Album Of The Year is one of the most anticipated honors each year at the Latin GRAMMYs comes from the coveted category. This year’s competition was especially stiff, with nine other nominees vying for the win.Other nominees include Pablo Alborán’s Prometo, the Spanish singer/songwriter’s fourth studio album, J Balvin’s Vibras, the Columbian reggaeton star’s fifth album features an impressive list of collaborators, and Rozalén’s Cuando El Rio Suena…, which also earned a Song Of The Year nomination for “La Puerta Violeta.” Chico Buarque was also nominated for Caravanas, which won the award for Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album and Best Portuguese Language Song for “As Caravanas,” as was another winner earlier in the night, Jorge Drexler, who’s Salvavidas De Hielo won Best Singer-Songwriter Album. El David Aguilar’s Siguiente, also received a nom, as did Kany García’s Soy Yo, her fifth album and only the second album to ever debut in the top five on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart.Natalia Lafourcade was also nominated for Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latioamerican En Marcorinos), Vol. 2, which won the Mexican singer/songwriter the Latin GRAMMY for Best Folk Album earlier in the evening. Monsieur Periné’s Encanto Tropical, the Columbian group who won Best New Artist just two years ago, was also nominated. Karol G Wins Best New Artist At 2018 Latin GRAMMYs News Jorge Drexler Wins Song Of The Year Latin GRAMMY Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS Twitter Facebook ManáPhoto: John Parra/Getty Images for LARAS RosalíaPhoto: Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto/Getty Images Why Rosalía Is A Rising Global Pop Star Which Artist Performance Are You Pumped For? Who Will Win Best New Artist At The Latin GRAMMYs? 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News Twitter The “Rebel Girl” band, who inspired women to express themselves via music and DIY culture, will play all-ages shows in Los Angeles and New York City, as well as a 16+ show in Brooklyn, N.Y. that will begin in the spring.”Bikini Kill are thrilled to announce they will be regrouping to play shows in NY and LA this spring,” the band said on their website. “They will perform with their iconic line-up of Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass — along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.”The group formed in 1990 and were based in Olympia, Wash. and Washington, D.C. Before their break-up in 1997, they recorded and released a demo, two EPs, two LPs and three singles. They toured the U.S., Japan, Europe and Australia. Frontwoman Hanna went on to form band Le Tigre and a solo career as Julie Ruin. The Punk Singer documentary is based on her activism and musical career and shows the singer’s life and battle with Lyme disease.Tickets for all three shows will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 18. Both NYC shows will be on sale at 9 A.M. PT / 12 P.M. ET, while the L.A. show will go on sale at 10 A.M. PT / 1 P.M. ET. For more info, visit the band’s website.Coachella Announces “Every One” Initiative To Fight Harassment And Assault The “Rebel Girl” band will play all-ages shows in Los Angeles in New York City and a 16+ show in Brooklyn, N.Y. in the springJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Jan 15, 2019 – 12:24 pm Bikini Kill, the legendary politically outspoken feminist ’90s punk band that launched the Riot Grrrl movement, have reunited and announced a tour. Facebook Email Legendary Riot Grrrl Band Bikini Kill Reunite, Announce Tour Riot Grrrl Band Bikini Kill Announce Tour legendary-riot-grrrl-band-bikini-kill-reunite-announce-tour Read more
WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington continues to cope with the drowning death of a 19-year-old in Silver Lake on Wednesday night.Town Manager Responds“This young man’s drowning is an incredibly tragic incident,” Wilmington Town Manager Jeff Hull told Wilmington Apple. “Our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers are extended to his family and friends.”“Many thanks go out to the entire rescue team – Police, Fire and Dispatch personnel all worked tirelessly in an effort to save this young man,” continued Hull. “Additionally, I would like to extend my acknowledgement and sincere ‘thank you’ to the many residents around Silver Lake who assisted the rescue team by identifying the swimmer’s location and supporting this valiant effort.Police Department Responds“Thank you to all community members, families, and first responders who assisted in efforts to help the young man who passed away at Silver Lake,” Wilmington Police said in a statement. “We understand this is a difficult time for many and would like to offer emotional support for those seeking those services.”The Police Department offered free counseling to the witnesses, bystanders and beachgoers involved in Wednesday’s tragedy at the Public Safety Building on Thursday night.The Police Department also plans to offer free counseling to the members of the community at large, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 4, form 3:30pm to 7pm, at the Public Safety Building.“Counselors will be available for one-on-one private conservations about coping, witnessing a trauma, and how to hold age appropriate conversations with young children,” reads the statement. “If you would like to speak to someone privately or cannot make [Tuesday night], please reach out to WPD Social Worker Samantha Reif at 978-658-5071.”The Police offered the following resources from the Riverside Trauma Center:Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic EventsTalking With Your Children About Traumatic EventsThings To Think About And How To Care For Yourself During Times Of Disaster/High StressSilver Lake ClosedAccording to police, the Town Beach at Silver Lake will remain closed until Saturday morning.Lowell Sun ReportKori Tuitt, of the Lowell Sun, interviews Town Manager Jeff Hull, Recreation Director Karen Campbell, and Police Chief Michael Begonis about Wednesday’s fatal drowning for today’s paper. Read the article HERE.(NOTE: Cover photo courtesy of Anne Gilardi.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Police & Fire Chiefs Recognize The Officers & Citizens Who Responded To The Silver Lake TragedyIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Accepts Flag Pole Donation For Silver LakeIn “Government”(GOOSE) POOP HAPPENS: Town Beach Has Successful Season Despite 16-Day Swimming Ban Due To High BacteriaIn “Government”
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Honor View 20’s hypnotic colors will make your jaw drop Phantom blue Honor 8X is pure eye candy The Honor View 20 may be Huawei’s only new phone at CES 2019 (and, in fact, the only satisfying phone of the entire show), but the company threw in a bonus device. Or rather, a bonus color for the Honor 8X: Phantom Blue. Take a look at the photos below — it’s pretty.What makes the color “phantom” is the shifting quality of its finish, which changes from blue to purple and pink when it catches the light. It’s a technique that Huawei and other Chinese rivals have used on phones in 2018 to eye-catching effect. The Huawei P20 Pro was one particularly successful example, with a similar color gradient to the new Honor 8X shade. $174 Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 2:58 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.Dazzling Honor View 20 has you in its thrall at CES 2019 14 Photos Mentioned Above Huawei Honor 8X (black) CES 2019 0 Huawei Honor 8X See it Preview • The Honor 8X is like a super-cheap iPhone XS Max, in all the best ways Dazzling Honor View 20 phone will dazzle you Phones Tags 28 Photos Huawei has sold 6 million Honor 8X phones, the company announced ahead of CES 2019.The Honor View 20, which we also saw here at CES, comes in Phantom Red and Phantom Blue, which are equally mesmerizing. See what I mean in the gallery below. Huawei Share your voice CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Colors may not seem like the last thing people should care about when buying a new phone, but bright hues and eccentric finishes are one surefire way for companies to grab buyers’ attention in a crowded marketplace. While Huawei is struggling to sell its phones in an increasingly hostile global environment that questions the company’s close relationship with the Chinese government, it nevertheless continues to push phones in friendly markets and innovate on features, software and design.
Tags 2 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever More From Roadshow Comments 49 Photos Tesla’s Model 3 Performance subtly adds the power 2019 Lexus GS F review: A PG-13 flick in an R-rated segment Tesla Tesla 2019 Dodge Durango SRT review: Three-row muscle car Share your voice Electric Cars Car Industry Enlarge ImageThe Model S has been around for seven years now, so Tesla has a pretty good idea of what breaks and what doesn’t. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow One of the fringe benefits of having an electric car is that for the most part, they require much less maintenance than a comparable vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. Tesla is taking advantage of this after crunching the data on the last few years of service and vehicle data by moving away from a recommended yearly service program to one that only requires vehicles to come in when parts need to be replaced.This probably sounds crazy if you’ve never spent a significant amount of time with an electric vehicle, but think about it like this: What are the most common service items on your ICE-powered car? Oil changes, brakes and tires. Add in things like accessory belts and timing belts that degrade with use and heat and all of a sudden you have a pretty full maintenance schedule.An EV doesn’t have engine oil to change, nor do the motors produce the same kind of heat that gasoline or diesel-powered engines do. Parts aren’t subjected to the same kind of temperature extremes. With brakes, many EV drivers use their vehicles with high levels of regenerative braking. This uses the drivetrain to slow the car and recharge the battery and saves significant wear on the vehicle’s braking components. Brake fluid, however, will still be checked every two years for water contamination.Add in the fact that Teslas are internet-connected and have robust remote diagnostic capabilities and a yearly check-up seems even less necessary. Tesla representatives are quick to point out that this shift in service methodology has nothing to do with a Tesla’s warranty, and vehicles that need service can get it.Tesla will stop pushing its prepaid maintenance plans for customers, but will still honor the plans that have been sold. It seems likely that the “as-necessary” service system will end up being cheaper than a prepaid plan for customers anyway.
JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) 3 Comments Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Boring Company,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Read the AirPods review $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express See It Read DJI Osmo Action preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Amazon Sprint Chris Monroe/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $60 at Best Buy Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Sarah Tew/CNET Best Buy Turo What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. See It $999 Politics Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $6 at Tidal Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Read Google Home Hub review Tags Rylo $210 at Best Buy $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET $299 at Amazon $155 at Google Express $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Amazon $999 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 The Cheapskate An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read the Rylo camera preview See at Turo Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See it Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X $999 See It Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Share your voice Apple iPhone XS Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) The Boring Company’s flamethrowers would be banned as part of a bill passed by the New York State Senate. Logan Moy/CNET Flamethrowers, including those from Elon Musk’s Boring Company, are causing concern among New York lawmakers. The New York State Senate passed a bill this month banning the possession of flamethrowers for recreational use. Having one would be a Class E felony, which could lead to up to four years in prison, according to a CNBC report on Friday. “Elon Musk’s Boring Company released a new flamethrower which sold out of all 20,000 within days, without any concern to the training of the purchasers or their reasons for buying,” lawmakers said in a release. “Allowing the general public to access this type of machine is extremely problematic.”Last year, Musk tweeted that the company changed the name of the product to “Not a Flamethrower” because of “recent regulatory/customs rules enacted to inhibit transport of anything called a Flamethrower.”The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sens. John Brooks and David Carlucci, passed the Senate 48-13 on June 11. It hasn’t yet been voted on in the Assembly. The New York State Senate and The Boring Company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. This isn’t the first time lawmakers have tried to ban the Boring Company’s flamethrowers. Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, a Democrat from California, said last year he planned to introduce state legislation blocking sales of the flamethrowers to the public. Originally published June 21, 2:04 p.m. PT.Update, 3:48 p.m.: Adds information from New York State Senate press release. Boost Mobile Comments Tags Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Angela Lang/CNET Share your voice 7 Sarah Tew/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET
Governor Bill Walker is seeking to streamline state agencies responsible for financing economic development, housing, and renewable energy.He signed an administrative order Thursday requiring the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Alaska Energy Authority, and Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to find opportunities to become more efficient or consolidate.Download AudioThe agencies have more than $3 billion in assets and employ 440 people.Walker says the state hasn’t pre-determined what the outcome will be.“This is a process that will be inclusive, not exclusive,” said Walker. “It’s not going to be a process where we come up with an edict on the third floor and say, ‘This is the way it’s going to be.’ We invite them – no one knows their agencies better than them. So they have been doing this a bit internally themselves. So we just have expanded that a bit.”The housing finance corporation finances low-cost mortgages and provides public and special needs housing. The energy authority administers the Renewable Energy Grant Fund and provides assistance to rural communities. The development and export authority finances business development.Commissioner of Administration Sheldon Fisher will lead the effort. Walker says he expects the recommendations will require new state laws next legislative session.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioOil and gas tax credit debate rages ahead of legislative session endAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe House spent six hours debating oil and gas tax credits Tuesday night. And they’re not done yet – lawmakers will pick up the bill again Wednesday.Industry calls Senate oil tax credit bill “bad for Alaska”Rachel Waldholz, APRN – AnchorageAs the Alaska House continues its marathon debate on the oil and gas tax credit bill, the Senate is moving its own version forward, hoping to beat the clock with just four days left.Skiers survive four days on Kenai Peninsula Glacier, credit GPS locator beacon for rescueDaysha Eaton, KBBI – HomerTwo skiers were whisked off a glacier on the southern Kenai Peninsula Tuesday by an Alaska an Air National Guard helicopter. Crews found the pair after they became stranded for four days.Chugiak Sen. Stolze announces he won’t run for reelectionEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageSenator Bill Stolze announced on the Senate floor today that he will not seek re-election. The Chugiak Republican cited health concerns, although he clarified that he was not dealing with an immediate health threat.Bethel City Council authorizes reimbursements for overcharged property ownersAnna Rose MacArthur, KYUK – BethelBethel City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday to authorize reimbursements to Bethel property owners who the city overcharged on real estate taxes for more than a decade, because of an error in the city’s tax code.Legislature tries again to let voters choose state AGLiz Ruskin, APRN – Washington D.C.Proposals to make the state attorney general an elected position have appeared year after year in the Alaska Legislature. This time the measure, sponsored by Rep. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, has moved through three committees and is pending in Senate Rules. Both sides of this debate — pro and con — say they want to keep politics out of the AG’s officeBan on Planned Parenthood from teaching sex ed fails in House CommitteeHannah Colton, KDLG – DillinghamA bill to ban organizations like Planned Parenthood from teaching sex education in public schools failed in a House Committee Tuesday.Warm weather to lead to mellow breakup, experts sayDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWarm weather and early snow melt, are conducive to a mellow break up. That was the message of forecasters during a teleconference Tuesday morning. Alaska River Forecast Center Senior hydrologist Crane Johnson anticipates more of a mush out.Sitka broadens commitment to assessing landslide riskEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaAt their meeting last night, the Sitka Assembly broadened the city’s commitment to landslide risk assessment. They approved a community-wide mapping project and an analysis of the Gary Paxton Industrial Park. And if their deliberations had a central question, it was this: Given the land shortage in Sitka, does establishing “risk zones” hamper future development? Basically, how much is too much when it comes to landslide research?
Rick Thoman is climate science and services manager at the National Weather Service’s Fairbanks office. (Photo courtesy of ACCAPAlaskans aren’t too surprised when the weather is cold…in January….but National Weather Service Climate Science manager for Alaska, Rick Thoman says we’re going to see some extreme cold move in over much of Alaska. Potentially 60 below over the western half of the state, but how far will temps drop? Thoman says…it’s complicated.Listen nowRick Thoman is the Alaska Climate Science Manager for National Weather Service. He says it’s difficult to predict how long the frigid temps will last but five to seven days are likely. He added the Southeast panhandle will probably escape the extreme cold but could see snow, down to sea level.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowNew health care bill has ‘caribou kickback’ for AlaskaLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The latest version of the health care bill in the U.S. Senate has a special carve out to help Alaska’s individual insurance market. The bill, revealed today, would send several hundred million dollars a year to any state with extra high premiums. As it’s defined now, that’s only Alaska.No progress made on oil and gas tax credits as special session end loomsAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Alaska Senate and House didn’t make any public progress on oil and gas tax legislation through mid-afternoon today. They haven’t agreed on how to replace the state system allowing companies to receive tax credits, and they only have two more days in the special session.Fast times and fat wallets – how Alaska got its pipelineElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageThe trans-Alaska pipeline was the largest privately-funded construction project in the world, built across the biggest U.S. state and faced with unprecedented natural obstacles. It came with an $8 billion price tag, but true costs and benefits of the pipeline are still being calculated.Washington man admits he scammed millions out of Dillingham victimsDave Bendinger, KDLG – DillinghamOn Wednesday, Floyd Jay Mann, 55, from Puyallup, WA, pleaded guilty to all counts against him in the case of a massive scam of money out of more than a dozen people, mostly from Dillingham.Anchorage officials look into connections between drug addiction and property crimeZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageOfficials in Anchorage want to know if drug addiction is driving a rise in property crime.Recalled Anchorage teacher relieved to be back in the classroomJosh Edge, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageLast month, we brought you a story about a pair of teachers whose classroom was left in limbo after one received a layoff notice from the Anchorage School District, while the state grappled with funding cuts. But, since lawmakers opted against dramatic education cuts, pink slipped teachers have been called back to their jobs. We caught back up with one educator about the impacts of her experience and the relief knowing she’ll be reunited with her teaching partner in the fall.
Alaska Governor Bill Walker and First Lady Donna Walker receive a coho, prepared by Colette Nelson of Ludvig’s Bistro and presented by Gavi Stromer in a salmon-bone dress made by Cynthia Gibson. The salmon-themed celebration was organized by local fisherman and organizations. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)Governor Bill Walker put pen to paper last Thursday afternoon, signing a bill at a shipyard in Sitka. The measure means big savings for small ships — especially those that ferry passengers around Southeast. On Alaska Wild Salmon Day, he also received a gift from local fishermen.Standing among welders and boat builders, Senator Bert Stedman found the perfect backdrop for the Governor to sign his latest bill: the shipyard of Allen Marine.“It’s very nice to have the Governor come down and meet the hands that are building these boats and maintaining them,” Stedman said.Part of the business of maintaining a boat is flushing its wastewater in a clean way. The state has imposed news rules for how to do that, requiring installation of an advanced wastewater treatment system.But such an upgrade would have crippled a company like Allen Marine, which has been operating day cruises since 1970. Senior Vice President Jamie Cagle said, “[Allen Marine] would have had to look at shutting some of our vessels down because there’s physically not enough space to put on the equipment that would have been required, if the exemption hadn’t been signed.”All five state ferries and 10 day-cruise boats discharge their wastewater at a shore-based facility, untreated. Senate Bill 3 maintains the status quo. Technically, it renews a state exemption for wastewater rules while keeping boat operators accountable to the state’s “best management practices” for protecting the environment.Dave Allen chats with Governor Bill Walker after the bill signing, which directly benefits his company Allen Marine. The legislation applies to small commercial boats, upholding their exemption from meeting wastewater discharge rules. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)All this spells good news for the Alaska Marine Highway System too, which is a lifeline for getting around Southeast. Stedman was so on top of this issue that he filed the bill before session.“Without this bill, the ferries would have millions of dollars of infrastructure improvements,” Stedman said.The state’s Department of Transportation estimated it would have cost $5 million to upgrade the state ferries, which would have been a gutshot for a system hobbled by significant budget cuts already.In an original draft of the bill, Stedman also wanted to excuse some ferries from participating in a state program to put 1% of their revenue towards original art. That’s no longer in the bill. Stedman said that’s because the Department of Transportation negotiated the, but he doesn’t want the ferries to be entirely without artistic decor.“We’re not going to have a Soviet-era look to our ferries. We have a lot of art that’s in the state museum and archives. We have a lot of stuff on the old ferries. I’d like to see us use the stuff we have,” Stedman said.Instead, Stedman would rather the new ferries incorporate are from the old ones or borrow from museums. The state is building two ferries, which two young Alaskans suggested be named Tazlina and Hubbard. They’re under construction at the Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan and due to be completed in 2018.Stedman stood watching as the Governor signed Senate Bill 3 into law. Looking on was Alaska’s First Lady Donna Walker, the state’s transportation commissioner Marc Luiken, Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and members of the Allen Family. Everyone got a pen.Governor Walker signs Senate Bill 3. Looking on, from left to right, are Allen Marine’s Zadie Allen, Zia Allen, Lauren Allen, Dave Allen, and Jamie Cagle, Senator Bert Stedman, DOT Commissioner Marc Luiken, Representative Jonathan Kreiss Tomkins, and DOT legislative liaison Alida Bus. (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo)The ceremony over, boat work resumed. Walker was then whisked away to Crescent Harbor where he was presented with a gleaming salmon by a large crowd of fisherman. Thursday, August 10th was the 2nd Annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day. The sun was out. The mountains postcard ready. One of the presenters wore a dress layered with 22,000 salmon bones.Holding the coho, Walker seemed truly overwhelmed by Sitka’s reception.“Since I’ve become Governor, I have not been able to get out and recreate nearly as much as I used to. I’ve been out fishing twice in the last week and this is the first one I’ve actually caught,” Walker said, eliciting laughter. “So, I love fishing. Catching is optional. But fishing is mandatory. There’s no question about that.”Alaska’s legislature has been fishing too for solutions to budget problems all year. And with compromise hard to come by, you could say this wastewater bill is a major catch for Southeast.
APD police vehicles (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)Anchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage.Listen nowPolice say the suspects abducted and beat 24-year-old Abshir Mohammed on Sunday in a house on the 6500 block of Cimmaron Circle. They allegedly put him in a dog kennel where he was discovered and driven to the hospital by a person who was not believed to be involved with the assault.On Friday, police released a statement saying Mohammed is still in critical condition and asked for help from the public to find the people who assaulted him.Police spokesperson MJ Thim said evidence suggests Mohammed was targeted and the assault was not random. However, he said the department has not yet determined why, but they’ve ruled out the possibility that it was a hate crime.“We have a bunch of theories and that’s what we’re trying to determine which one is the correct one that happened and why,” Thim said.Officers are searching for four alleged assault suspects — Macauther Vaifanua, Faamanu Vaifanua, Jeffery Ahvan and Tamole Lauina — as well as a fifth unnamed person of interest who is believed to have been at the home where Mohammed was assaulted.Ahvan and the Vaifanuas face charges of kidnapping and assault while Lauina faces a kidnapping charge.APD said all five should be considered armed and dangerous.
Amaravati: State government appointed P. Basant Kumar, IAS, as Joint Executive Officer, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Tirupati on Monday. He has been serving as Metropolitan Commissioner, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development, Authority (VMRDA) at present. K.S. Sreenivasa Raju, IAS, who is the present JEO of TTD is directed to report to General Administration Department, immediately for further posting. Also Read – Medical representatives stage dharna in Eluru Advertise With Us Sreenivasa Raju has been continuing on the same post for more than 8 years. Even though the governments changed, the Sreenivasa Raju managed to continue on the same post. But now, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to transfer him. Chief Secretary LV Subrahmanyam issued transfer orders on Monday.
Khammam: The local police arrested two persons and seized 190 kilograms of ganja from their possession at Thallada on Monday. Khammam Police Commissioner Tafseer Iqbal, speaking to media, said on a tip-off, the Circle Inspector of Wyra conducted vehicle checks in NTR Colony in Thallada and found ganja stocked in two cars. The police nabbed two persons and seized the contraband from their possession. The ganja is worth Rs 19 lakh, said the CP. Also Read – Jagtial will be developed on par with Karimnagar Advertise With Us The accused, K Narasimha Rao and L Loha Babu, are residents of Visakhapatnam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. The duo has been carrying out illegal ganja business for the last one year, the CP added. Additional Deputy Commissioners of Police (ACP) Muralidhar and Pooja, Wyra Assistant Commissioner of Police Prasanna Kumar, Special Branch ACP Satyanarayana, Circle Inspector Ramakanth, Thallada Sub-Inspector were present at the press meet.
Manila : At least six people were injured and some buildings damaged on Saturday when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn, police said. The 5.8-magnitude quake struck the northeast coast of Mindanao island at 4:42 am (2042 GMT Friday) at a depth of 11.8 kilometres (7.3 miles), with residents reporting at least three less intense aftershocks. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Officers at the police station in Madrid town, near the epicentre, ducked beneath tables as the glass door of a filing cabinet splintered and a television set fell and shattered off a table, said its police chief Lieutenant Wilson Uanite. “We saw people running out of their homes. A number of residences sustained minor damage like cracked walls, and we initially counted six people with slight injuries,” Uanite told AFP. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Patients were also evacuated at the Madrid District Hospital, which sustained cracks on its concrete walls, he added. The roof of an old car park in Madrid collapsed, causing slight damage to the town’s two fire trucks and three cars, Uanite said. The Philippines is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches from quake-prone Japan through Southeast Asia and across the Pacific basin. The country’s most recent deadly quake occurred in April when at least 11 people were killed in a 6.3-magnitude temblor that hit a region north of the capital Manila, causing a supermarket to collapse.
Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organising a round-table on the draft National Education Policy (NEP), 2019, on July 17 from 10 am to 3.30 pm at its campus, as per the guidelines issued by UGC and MHRD. According to Dr. M. A. Sikandar, Registrar, the discussions will be held on topics of “Teacher Education with specific reference to Urdu speaking masses”, “Equitable and Inclusive Education under the School Education” and “Optimal Learning Environment and Support for Students under Higher Education with specific reference to ODL student.” Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Experts from the field of education Prof Ayub Khan, PVC, MANUU, Prof V Sudhakar, Educationist, EFLU, and Prof V Venkaiah, former VC, Krishan University, will chair the sessions and speak about the draft policy. Prof P F Rahman, Director I/c, DDE, Prof Mohd. Shahid, Head, Dept. of Social Work, and Dr Afroz Alam, Head, Dept. of Political Science, & Director I/c ACSSEIP, will be the conveners. Faculty members & students of MANUU will participate in the discussions. (INN)
Karimnagar: As per the orders issued by the Supreme Court, the managements of all schools must take necessary safety measures in the school for providing safety to the students studying in their schools, ordered Police Commissioner VB Kamalasan Reddy.He held a meeting with the managements of schools at Police Commissionerate in Karimnagar on Tuesday. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking at the meeting, the Police Commissioner said unexpected accidents may occur which may result in loss of lives and damage to the school image, if there are no safety measures in the schools. The managements of the schools must follow the orders issued by the Supreme Court for the safety of students. They must install high quality CCTV cameras which can record both inside and outside the school and every inch of the school premises, he suggested. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us Before closing the classrooms and school building, the school staff must check every nook and corner of the classrooms and school building and then they must lock the building, he added. Kamalasan Reddy advised the school managements to keep a look on students and staff members, who are coming early and leaving the schools in late hours and do not give any scope for any incident to take place in the school premises. The schools in Karimnagar should become an example for other districts. By July 31, all schools must install CCTV cameras and must follow the orders issued by the Supreme Court without fail, the he CP ordered. Advertise With Us Action will be taken against such schools, which do not follow the orders, he warned and expressed anger on the management of Sarvodaya School, which did not install CCTV cameras and ordered the One Town Inspector to issue notice to the school management immediately. Additional DCP (Law & Order) S Srinivas, SBI Mahesh Goud, Inspectors T Srinivas Rao, Deva Reddy, Vijay Kumar, Damodar Reddy, Reserve Inspectors Mallesham and Johny Miya were present along with others.
Qutbullapur: An illegal real-estate venture has come up near the bund of Pedda Cheruvu tank, violationg WALTA norms. Morevoer, the venture managers have dug borewells near the water body against the norms and selling water illegally. As per the norms, no constructions should be made within 10-15 meters from the water body but real-estate builders have encroached on the buffer land and have started the venture. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Added to it, the venture owners have dug deep borewells near the tank and have been selling water to companies, earning lakhs of rupees illegally. Local residents have expressed doubts over the venture and said that the owners may have colluded with the officals of the Revenue and Irrigation departments as no action was taken against them. This may result in the disappearance of the water body in the future, several locals residents commented. When The Hans India contacted Qutbullapur Tahsildar on the issue, he said that the matter would be investigated and necessary action would be taken against them.