Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION: A FRONTAL BOUNDARY COMBINED WITH TROUGHING ACROSS THE LOW TO MID LEVELS OF THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY ESPECIALLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE TROUGH AND FRONTAL BOUNDARY.NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TURNING FAIR AND WARM AT NIGHTADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECTWINDS:NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THROUGH TONIGHTADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND A CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS BY LATE AFTERNOONWINDS:EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BUT INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY LATE AFTERNOON IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS….. 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS:2 TO 4 FEET BUT BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET BY LATE AFTERNOON IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS….5 TO 8 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 90 °F 32 °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 75 °F 24 °CSUNRISE: 7:11AM SUNSET: 6:38PMMOONRISE: 7:49AM MOONSET: 6:33PMHIGH TIDE: 8:50AM & 9:07PMLOW TIDE: 3:11PM & 3:15AM SATEXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE AREA KEEPING FRESH TO MODERATE WINDS ACROSS THE ISLANDS THROUGH SUNDAY.FORECAST FOR SATURDAYWEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, HOT AND BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL ISLANDS, TURNING VARIABLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS AT NIGHTWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEANFORECAST FOR SUNDAYWEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND A BIT BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS OR POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS TURNING FAIR AND MILD AT NIGHTWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEANTROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G.Photo: Beach on Berry Islands, Bahamas Related Items:
Updated: 10:03 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Qualcomm Inc. announced Wednesday they would be cutting jobs as part of a promise to cut annual costs by $1 billion.“As part of the cost reduction plan announced in January, Qualcomm is conducting a reduction of our full-time and temporary workforce,” Qualcomm said in a statement.According to Business Insider, the layoffs could ultimately affect as many as 1,000 jobs, though Qualcomm has not confirmed a total.“We first evaluated non-headcount expense reductions, but we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all our stakeholders,” the company said.According to Reuters, Qualcomm said it offered a severance package to employees affected by the layoffs. It employed about 33,800 full-time, part-time and temporary employees, as of Sept 24. Qualcomm begins layoffs as part of promise to cut annual costs by $1 billion KUSI Newsroom April 18, 2018 Posted: April 18, 2018
Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter SAN DIEGO (AP) — Defense lawyers plans to go on the offensive Wednesday in the murder trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing a wounded young Islamic State prisoner in Iraq and shooting at civilians.The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the San Diego court-martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a Bronze Star recipient. The judge in the case rejected a defense request to issue a summary judgment finding Gallagher not guilty of murder and attempted murder.On Wednesday, the defense plans to show jurors videotaped testimony from an Iraqi general who handed over the fighter to Gallagher for medical treatment after the adolescent was wounded in an airstrike. The general gave videotaped testimony in June when he visited San Diego.Prosecution witnesses, including a fellow Navy SEAL, testified that Gallagher stabbed the prisoner twice in the neck in May 2017 and that the attack could have been fatal.Defense lawyers say testimony from the Iraqi general and other witnesses will show Gallagher isn’t guilty. They already have contended that the witnesses against him offered tainted or even false testimony. They have questioned the methodology of the chief investigator and noted the lack of a body or other physical evidence.Prosecutors called seven SEALs from the platoon to testify in the court-martial at Naval Base San Diego that started a week agoOne witness, Corey Scott, a medic, shocked the courtroom last week after he admitted to the killing, saying he plugged the militant’s breathing tube after Gallagher stabbed the boy as an act of mercy because he feared he would be tortured and possibly killed by Iraqi forces if he survived.On Tuesday, a computer specialist testified that Gallagher had texted a photo to a comrade in which he clutched the hair of the dead captive in one hand and a knife in the other.The specialist also linked Gallagher to a text message sent to a comrade that bragged: “Got him with my hunting knife.”Defense attorney Timothy Parlatore called the photos of Gallagher posing with the corpse in poor taste but not criminal. Several of the same SEALs who had testified against Gallagher also posed with the dead body in a platoon photo, he noted.No blood was found on the knife.Gallagher, 40, has pleaded not guilty to murder in the case of the prisoner and attempted murder for his alleged shooting of a young girl and elderly man in separate incidents outside Mosul. The defense said the shooting incidents were based on the accounts of one SEAL and one former SEAL who never saw Gallagher pull the trigger.Fellow defense lawyer Marc Mukasey suggested earlier Tuesday that the lead investigator, a special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Joseph Warpinski, befriended witnesses and encouraged them to speak with each other and go after Gallagher in violation of standard investigation practices.Warpinski acknowledged making some mistakes in the hundreds of text messages he exchanged with witnesses, but denied making friends with them or encouraging them to discuss the case to get their stories straight or to target the chief. He said he had to build rapport with members of the insular special forces community to earn their trust and cooperation.Mukasey also suggested Warpinski had not asked pertinent questions of witnesses, such as the cause of death of the captive fighter and why Gallagher, an 18-year veteran and trained medic, would suddenly kill a patient he was treating for battle wounds.Scott testified that he thought the patient would have survived the stabbing, despite previously telling the prosecution his life could not have been saved. Defense to present testimony in Navy SEAL murder case June 25, 2019 AP, AP Updated: 10:49 PM Posted: June 25, 2019
Explore further Dylan fans: Jonas Frisén, Konstantinos Meletis, Jon Lundberg, Kenneth Chien and Eddie Weitzberg. Credit: Gustav Mårtensson Journal information: PLoS ONE , Nature Medicine TRMM satellite sees Tropical Storm Dylan make landfall in Queensland Jon Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg, both professors at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institute, were involved in the 1997 article; Lundberg laid out the rules of the bet as “The one who has written most articles with Dylan quotes, before going into retirement wins a lunch at the Solna restaurant Jöns Jacob.”Jonas Frisén and a colleague stepped up to the plate in their 2010 article published in Cell Cycle: “Eph receptors tangled up in two” was inspired by Dylan’s “Tangled up in Blue.” One year later, Lundberg and Weitzberg wrote a paper, “Dietary nitrate – a slow train coming” for The Journal of Physiology. As if they could stop right there. In a paraphrase of Dylan, they inserted in the paper’s conclusion, “We know something is happening, but we don’t know what it is – Do we, Dr Jones?” Lundberg said they were referring to a British colleague with the same surname.The Dylan-inspired scientists have drawn attention to the articles via email. One of the competitors, Joan Frisen, said it was “important that the quote is linked to the scientific content, that it reinforces the message and raises the quality of the article as such, not the reverse.” What could draw researchers exploring cells and inflammation to Bob Dylan? Opinions reflect high esteem for Dylan among the band of scientists, opinions that include Dylan being worthy of a Nobel prize for literature to recognition of Dylan as a modern Shakespeare. A practical parallel was drawn by Konstantinos Meletis, research assistant at the Department of Neuroscience. “A musician who merely continues down the same highway for 30 years is not one who many want to listen to,” he said in KI News. “Good music is innovative, like Bob Dylan’s. And the same thing applies to good research. A researcher must also try to find new and different paths.” News of their bet may also help to bolster the work of scientists who, in exploring the activities of the brain, wish to explore less simplistic notions about one side of the brain working toward art appreciation and the other toward algebra appreciation. A study on PLOS ONE last year from a team at University of Utah and University of Wisconsin, “An Evaluation of the Left-Brain vs. Right-Brain Hypothesis with Resting State Functional Connectivity Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” said that “our analyses suggest that an individual brain is not ‘left-brained’ or ‘right-brained’ as a global property, but that asymmetric lateralization is a property of individual nodes or local subnetworks, and that different aspects of the left-dominant network and right-dominant network may show relatively greater or lesser lateralization within an individual.” , Cell Cycle (Phys.org) —A 17-year old bet among scientists at the Karolinska Institute has been a wager that whoever wrote the most articles with Dylan quotes before they retired would get a free lunch. Results included papers such as Nitric oxide and inflammation: the answer is blowing in the wind,” published in 1997 in Nature Medicine. Then there was another cluster of members preparing an article about whether blood cells change and become nerve cells. They entered the title, “Blood on the tracks: a simple twist of fate.” The first two nitric oxide authors repeated their effort with another paper that had “The times they are a-changin’ in the title. At the same time, they emailed the “blood on tracks” authors and announced an internal competition. Lisa Reimegård chronicled their multi-year wager in KI News, the publication of the Karolinska Institute. More information: ki.se/en/news/here-comes-the-s … ry-of-the-dylan-fans © 2014 Phys.org Citation: Research band at Karolinska tuck Dylan gems into papers (2014, September 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-band-karolinska-tuck-dylan-gems.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.
Kolkata: A footpath dweller, aged about 20 years, was allegedly gang-raped by three young men on Friday early morning near Fairlie Place. According to locals, the girl was found crying and was also bleeding profusely.While patrolling the area, a traffic constable found her and upon inquiry, came to know that she had been gang-raped by three persons.Immediately, North Port police station was informed and the girl was admitted to the Kolkata Medical College. There, her medical examination was done too. Sources informed that rape was confirmed following the medical examination. Her condition is stated to be still critical. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeLater, the girl informed the police about the youths who were also residents of the nearby area. By Friday evening, police arrested two of the accused — identified as Chandan Saha and Sunil Yadav. Investigators are still searching for the third one.Following the incident, other footpath dwellers are panic-striken and are understandably worried about their family members. But the police have assured them that no harm will be done.
September 28, 2017 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 12 min read Enroll Now for Free Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.If you’re single, there are so many apps out there purporting to help you find if not a relationship, at least a date. But with so many options, it can lead to burnout. Or the feeling that with an endless string of people to swipe on, why choose anyone at all?It’s something of an imperfect system, and a problem that The League founder Amanda Bradford is excited to jump in and solve. “I want to be the company that fixes dating in the same way Google fixed search,” Bradford told Entrepreneur.Bradford comes at the dating game from the tech-focused background. She studied information systems at Carnegie Mellon and got her business degree from Stanford. Before launching The League in 2015, she worked in technical roles at Salesforce and Google.She wanted to start the company because of the elements of the online scene that bothered her most: a lack of privacy and filters, and only being able to judge a person based on a photo alone. She was also put off by the fact that she could be matched with a colleague if they happened to come across her profile, leading to potentially awkward scenarios at work.She was sure that other career-minded single folks felt the same, so she set about creating a platform that utilizing Facebook and LinkedIn would provide your background to potential matches upfront while making sure your work and social life stayed separate.Today, the company has raised nearly $2.3 million in funding and operates in 20 cities, 12 of which launched just this year. There are now more than 100,000 people on the waitlist.We caught up with Bradford to ask her 20 questions and find out what makes her tick.Related: This Founder Shares Why In Order To Learn Fast, You Need to Fail Fast1. How do you start your day?I’m a night owl, so I go to bed pretty late, which means I start my day when the sun shines through my skylight. After showering, I check emails and do some reading on things happening in tech, the dating industry more specifically, as well as the news. I then look at my list of to-dos, so I can decide what I’m going to work on that day.2. How do you end your day?I like to end my day reading about business strategy so I get some good ideas as I nod off to sleep.3. What’s a book that changed your mind and why?The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Reading such a legendary, iconic book over 55 years later made me appreciate just how far women have come in such a short time in gaining equality in the workplace. Though it’s also disheartening to see how little things have really changed at the same time. The book caused me to question why that progress hasn’t made it’s way into household relationships at the same rapid pace and helped me reframe our mission statement.What I want is to help move society towards redefining dating and letting go of antiquated gender stereotypes. To me, equalism is not forcing women to message first or to be ‘in control’. It is encouraging our users to seek intellectual equals and give them a platform that facilitates connecting based on more than just looks and attraction.4. What’s a book you always recommend and why?Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs was famous for charting his own course rather than the status quo directing him. Everyone told me that the dating space was crowded and that no one would invest in a solo founder. I think women CEO’s have the responsibility to be as visible as they can to society at large, while still running their company effectively as a CEO should.That means our job is twice as hard, but it’s twice as important. Our society sorely lacks women role models in high-ranking positions and it’s our responsibility to make sure society’s youth has ample role models to look up to in all industries and professions and this concept of ‘girl job’ and ‘boy job’ is completely eradicated. “Getting out there” and reminding people that they can do or be anything if they put in enough blood sweat and tears is a top priority of mine.5. What’s a strategy to keep focused?If I’m trying to “get in the zone”, I put white noise on and turn off Slack and only check email once an hour. Ideally, I am isolated where I can’t be distracted, [as I can be] easily distracted.Related: This Successful Entrepreneur Explains Why Revenue Is Not the Most Important Thing (and What Is)6. When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to be an FBI agent with a computer science degree. I was inspired from Lucy from the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell, which I read religiously growing up.7. What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?The worst boss I had was never around nor gave me feedback, so I learned how to self-manage and self-grade my own work. Looking at your own work from an objective eye is difficult and learning how to rely on tools [you find yourself], rather than other people helped me when starting The League.8. Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?My mom. Not only does she have good ideas, she figures out what needs to be done and then does all the execution work needed to take her idea across the finish line. She is constantly learning, and I’ve never once heard her say, “I don’t know how to do that.”9. What’s a trip that changed you?I graduated college a semester early and travelled alone to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. I had to figure everything out on my own once I got over there, and I also met hundreds of other backpackers from all over the world. I learned that I love meeting and hanging out with people [who are] different from myself, and I also learned that I love independence and the autonomy of being able to make my own decisions about where to go and what to do. I believe this trip gave me the confidence I needed to start my own company later in life, without co-founders.10. What inspires you?Fixing the problem. We’re making great progress at making online dating better, but I want to be the company that fixes dating in the same way Google fixed search. The process is broken and we have an amazing team that is behind us in our vision.I also want to fix the lack of role models problem. I want The League to succeed at great scale, so we can serve as real-life-versions of the role models that I could only find through fiction books growing up. I want the people who work for The League and the highly ambitious users we match to serve as an inspiration for my nieces and for girls out there who may not have a role model directly within their small communities.Related: The Entrepreneur Behind a $90 Million Company Shares How You Can Get Past the Naysayers to Build a Successful Business11. What was your first business idea and what did you do with it?I learned to make very complex, beautiful friendship bracelets in third grade and sold them for $5 and $10 each. My second business idea was selling mixed CDs with my own custom covers that I sold for $10.12. What was an early job that taught you something important or useful?My first job out of college was a sales engineer, meaning most of my job was how well you did your presentation. I spent days on end customizing the demo down to the last pixel on the dashboard, so the data looked superbly customized for the client, and the product would practically pitch itself, but I didn’t spend any time on practicing what I would say in my demo. The result was I absolutely bombed my first pitch. My words were scrambled, I was stuttering and nothing that came out of my mouth could be called eloquent or persuasive in terms of why the client should buy our software.I got the lowest score out of five of us on the team for my presentation. I was shocked because a few others on my team didn’t practice much either, but their pitches sounded great and natural. It was the first time I realized that people have different strengths and weaknesses, and even though I was putting two to three times the effort into building out the product demo, they were performing higher because they were just better at pitching than me.I’m wildly competitive, so it was a huge shock to my system not to be a top performer on my team. I learned life is not fair, and I started practicing eight to ten hours for each demo I would give. While it didn’t happen overnight, my pitching skills improved drastically, and I was finally able to be on the same level as the guy who was “naturally good at pitching”. Lesson learned: do the work.13. What’s the best advice you ever took?Raise more money than you think you need. If it’s there, and you’re a first-time entrepreneur, take it. You will spend it, I promise.14. What’s the worst piece of advice you ever got?Worrying about getting advisors. I think the whole advisor concept is a bit silly. Either you want to invest in the company, or you want to do a job and get paid for it in salary, plus equity. I think the advisor model is not clear enough on what the arrangement is and the way it is [constructed]. It just asks for miscommunication and disappointment.15. What’s a productivity tip you swear by?It only takes one minute, but it helps us find information much much more easily. I re-label the subject lines of important emails with their distinguishing keywords and re-send them out, so I can search for them in my email. I also create a google doc with the same title and the content. That way, no matter where someone is looking, it should be in their email or drive.Related: Stitch Fix Founder Explains Why the Worst Piece of Advice She Ever Got Was to Raise A Lot of Money16. Is there an app or tool you use in a surprising way to get things done or stay on track?We live and breathe by our Periscope dashboards here. They are sent to us daily and remind us the company’s biggest priorities.17. What does work-life balance mean to you?Right now, given how fast we are moving and hiring, it just means me having two to three nights a week of more than three hours of downtime where I can think, strategize and relax.18. How do you prevent burnout?We launched in 12 cities this summer, and I was working at every single event, so I have some experience with this. When I start to feel burnout, to me that means I haven’t spent enough time reflecting on all we’ve accomplished, and I haven’t let myself take a step back and feel proud of the product, community, and team I’ve built.Most of my coping tactics involve me taking some time away by myself — even if it’s just a day off here and there — to unplug and get away, so I can reflect on everything that has gone well and give myself a pat on the back and really, really sit and appreciate all the hard work my team has put in to build this company. If you aren’t doing that regularly, you will feel burned out, as there is always so much more ahead of you to get done. It can get overwhelming if you don’t also look back at how far you’ve already come.19. When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating?For me, it’s giving myself enough downtime to first find inspiration online and reading different opinions or techniques on whatever I’m trying to be creative about, and then giving myself time to create. I hate having time limits on creativity. I try to carve out, at minimum, a full day I can dedicate to a creative project.I don’t end up using all of the time, but having it blocked out and knowing this weekend is dedicated to completing X helps pump me up like it’s a big game day or something like that. I try to get sleep the night before so I can do a full creative day and get the project 90 percent there in one sitting. That’s my favorite way to work on creative things — getting in the zone!20. What are you learning now? My biggest new learning has been in recruiting — learning how to recruit and hire a senior leadership team for the business. The team we build will be what determines the future success of the company, so learning how to build, manage and retain a world-class leadership team is one of the most important skills a CEO can learn.Related video: Mona Patel Had to Fight Her Heritage to Become a Successful Entrepreneur: What You Can Learn From Her Story and Courage