San Diego Superior Court officials open decadesold time capsule

first_imgSan Diego Superior Court officials open decades-old time capsule Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe San Diego Superior Court took a look back at life in San Diego 56 years ago. Superior Court officials opened a long-sealed time capsule from December 1961.The metal container was placed in the cornerstone of the now-vacated county courthouse untouched until now.Inside the capsule were court documents and newspapers announcing John Glenn’s trip to the moon.There were also congratulatory letters from past presidents to the new courthouse.The contents of the time capsule will be added to the San Diego History Center’s collections over at Balboa Park KUSI Newsroom May 18, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 18, 2018last_img read more

State Department Gets Shelter Mag Makeover

first_imgThe Magazine Publishers of America announced today that the U.S. State Department has enlisted the magazine industry to help decorate 17 rooms for the holiday season at the U.S. State Department buildings in Washington, D.C. An early gift for the remaining shelter titles, the “Magazine Holiday Design Showcase” is planned as an annual event and “part of an ongoing campaign to highlight the furnishingsand art in both the Blair House and the State Department,” according to the release. Of course, shelter titles are no strangers to designing show rooms. Over the past few years, publishers like Hachette and Hearst, among others, have launched initiatives pairing their shelter titles with various kinds of room design.As part of the showcase, each magazine will be assigned one or more historic State Department rooms [pictured]—Diplomatic Reception rooms in the Harry S. Truman building or receiving rooms in the Blair House, the President’s guest house for foreign dignitaries—and are scheduled to unveil the final designs on December 7.Among the 17 rooms undergoing a mass magazine makeover, The Blair House Back Room will bedecorated by Better Homes and Gardens with a nine-foot Christmas tree covered in coral-colored ornaments, while Mother Earth News and Natural Home will execute a non-traditional Adams Room design at the State Department with growers from across the country providing rare varieties of heirloom grains, apples and other foods.The magazines are funding the makeovers themselves. Polskin told FOLIO: that each magazine would determine its budget for this project and only put in “what they feel comfortable spending.” Participating titles, including Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Mother Earth News, Natural Home, This Old House and Traditional Home, are racing against the clock to complete these rooms from start to finish in only a few weeks. “This [the partnership] hit our radar screens earlier this month [November], so it’s been a rush,” MPA senior vice president of communications & events Howard Polskin told FOLIO:.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Jason Dunn Named To Deans List At Colby College

first_imgWATERVILLE, ME — Jason T. Dunn of Wilmington was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.Dunn is one of 443 Colby students-or 23 percent of the qualified student body-to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List last semester.Dunn, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Wilmington High School and is the son of Dawn Dunn and Thomas Dunn of Wilmington. Dunn earned a semester grade point average of 3.78 or higher this spring to be included on Colby’s Dean’s List.About Colby CollegeFounded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 65 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Colby College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Jason Dunn Named To Colby College’s Dean’s ListIn “Education”Wilmington’s Esdale Named To Dean’s List At Colby CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

Lebanese wary as Israel destroys Hezbollah border tunnels

first_imgIsraeli soldiers and UN peacekeepers gather at the site where the Israeli army works on the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern village of Kafr Kila, Lebanon. Photo: APAs Israeli excavators dug into the rocky hills along the frontier with a Lebanese village, a crowd of young Lebanese men gathered to watch.The mood was light as the crowd observed in real time what Israel says is a military operation — dubbed “Northern Shield” — aimed at destroying attack tunnels built by the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. The young men posed for selfies, with the Israeli crew in the background, as they burned fires and brewed tea to keep warm.But Lebanese soldiers were visibly on high alert, deploying to new camouflaged posts behind sandbags and inside abandoned homes. About two dozen U.N. peacekeepers stood in a long line, just ahead of the blue line demarcating the frontier between the two countries technically still at war.The scene highlights the palpable anxiety that any misstep could lead to a conflagration between Israel and Lebanon that no one seems to want.Underscoring such jitters, shadowy figures appearing across the misty hills of the border village of Mays al-Jabal last weekend sparked panic, and Israeli soldiers fired in the air to warn a Lebanese military intelligence patrol, according to Lebanese reports. Israel said it fired at Hezbollah members who came to the site to dismantle sensors installed to detect tunnels.Israel’s tunnel search comes at a time when the civil war in neighbouring Syria seems to be winding down. Hezbollah had sent hundreds of troops to Syria in 2013 to fight alongside the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad. With Assad’s forces emerging victorious, attention now seems to be returning to the tense Israel-Lebanon border.Israel said its troops have discovered at least three tunnels along the frontier — a tactic used by Hezbollah in previous wars — and called on the international community to impose new sanctions on Hezbollah.The militant group, which fought a bruising but inconclusive war with Israel in 2006, has not commented on the Israeli operation or statements.Lebanese villagers smoke a water pipe and take souvenir pictures in front of Israeli excavators, in the southern border village of Mays al-Jabal, Lebanon. Photo: APLebanese prime minister-designate Saad Hariri said Thursday that neither Israel nor Lebanon wanted to go to war, but noted that Israel violates Lebanese airspace and international waters on a regular basis.He said the Lebanese army “will deal with this issue” after receiving a full report from the UN peacekeeping force, but did not elaborate.The peacekeeping force, known as UNIFIL, has confirmed the presence of tunnels and said it is working with both sides to address the situation in line with UN Security Council resolutions.In southern Lebanon on Thursday, Lebanese army soldiers observed the frontier in Mays al-Jabal, taking photos of their Israeli counterparts operating only a few meters (yards) away. At times, the Lebanese soldiers asked the young men to move back, away from the frontier.Ali Jaber, a 21-year-old resident of Mays al-Jabal, said he believes that Hezbollah is more popular after the Syria war, and that this is the reason Israel is now turning to it. “But whoever puts up a shield and is hiding and making fortifications must be scared,” he said.Hussein Melhem, a 19-year old electrician from the village, came to watch. His cheeks ruddy on a cold but clear day, he covered his head with a tight hood. He alleged that Israel is trying to change the border.”If they could occupy all of this, they would,” he said, in an apparent reference to Israel’s 18-year military occupation of southern Lebanon which ended in 2000. “But the resistance will prevent them.”As a seven-year-old in 2006, Melhem and his family left Mays al-Jabal when Israel invaded. His village was badly damaged but has since largely recovered and he said he found their home intact.It is hard to forget about war in the villages and towns along the frontier. Pictures of Hezbollah fighters who died in the 2006 war, as well as the one raging in neighbouring Syria, known locally as the “Sacred Defence,” are everywhere. Posts on town squares boast of defeating Israel or urge the locals to “know their enemy.”During the Syrian civil war, Israel has frequently carried out airstrikes in Syria against Iranian-allied forces, particularly Hezbollah. Israel says it aims to prevent sophisticated weaponry from reaching Hezbollah, which it considers its most pressing security concern.In Lebanon, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warnings have raised suspicions that he is also using the tunnel operation as a diplomatic pressure card.Netanyahu has called for more sanctions against Hezbollah. In a visit to the frontier earlier this week, he warned that if Hezbollah tries to disrupt the search for tunnels, “it will be hit in a way it cannot even imagine.”In Israel, some newspaper commentators have been critical of the U.N. peacekeeping force, whose mandate Israel and the United States have unsuccessfully attempted to expand to include “intervention and deterrence.”About 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the north from Mays al-Jabal, Israeli soldiers are also operating along another frontier to uncover what they suspect is a tunnel location.There, a high concrete wall separates them from the Lebanese village of Kfar Kela.UN peacekeepers and Lebanese army separately patrol the area. Israel began building the wall in 2012, and this section was completed weeks ago. While graffiti covers the older slabs of concrete, water has collected under the newer segment of the wall.A UN peacekeeping force was working to clear the water after Lebanese residents complained it comes from irrigation drainage from the other side.last_img read more

New Type of Drug Offers Hope for Migraine Sufferers

first_imgSHUTTERSTOCKMigraines can result from certain genes, a stressful life, environmental conditions or some changes in your diet. They often develop in your 20s to 40s.Various medications and therapies can provide relief, but the FDA has approved the first in a new class of drug aimed at heading off migraine headaches before they start. There are headaches, and then there are migraines.“Oh, my god. I can’t tell you how disabling migraines can be,” said Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry, a neurologist at Baylor University Medical Center specializing in headaches.“When patients come to me, they often say, ‘When I have a bad headache, I’m missing a social event. I’m missing time with my family. I can’t go out or do work.’ So, it’s that disabling.”The new drug is a CGRP monoclonal antibody developed to prevent headaches.“It’s a once-a-month injection used to decrease the number of headache days that they have in a month,” Choudhry said. “In some cases, it will also make sure that you have less intense headache or the duration of the headache actually goes down.”Interview HighlightsOn the importance of the new drug: This is the most exciting phase in the headache world because in the last several years, we have not had a new drug which has been developed specifically for migraine. This drug is a CGRP monoclonal antibody. The fancy name is “calcitonin gene-related peptide,” which basically was developed to prevent headaches or to use it as a rescue. It’s one-of-a kind because CGRP is released when someone has a migraine or a head attack and [the drug] actually helps to inhibit or to antagonize the effects of CGRP.How the new drug works: It’s a once-a-month injection used to decrease the number of headache days that they have in a month. In some cases, it will also make sure that you have a less intense headache or the duration of the headache actually goes down.How the new drug differs from current medication: We use two kind of medications now: One is rescue, usually use triptans or over-the-counter inserts, and then, preventives like antidepressants, anti-nausea medication, antihypertensive — something you use once a day. The problem with preventives is the high side effects and it takes a long time for them to work.What we’re noticing with this new drug is that patients don’t really get much side effects. Also, it works a lot faster. It works within a month where as some of the other drugs can take eight to 10 weeks to show an efficacy.The drug’s cost ($6,900 per year, depending on insurance): The company is providing at least two doses free, which means you get to experience the drug and see if it’s even worthwhile. And then the company will work with your insurance and try writing preauthorization letters and letters of appeal to see if we can get you on the drug.Hopefully, I’m assuming, when insurance companies start seeing how much it prevents patients from going to the ER, how much it prevents patients coming to doctors again and again for headaches and it helps with their migraine, this will soon be on most commercial plans. Other similar medications to come: There are three more in the pipeline and hopefully we’ll have some of those by the end of the year. There is one more that is presumed to come next year, hopefully.Are we close to a cure for migraine: No. We can improve the quality of life with these medications to the point where patients either don’t have that many headaches or when they have a headache, they’re able to break it pretty quickly so they can go back to what they were doing. The problem is that there is no real path of physiology of migraine.Migraine can happen due to various reasons. There are several theories that we know, but there’s just one pathway that we know. However, with this new drug, we are a lot closer than we were a couple of years ago to finding a good, happy balance to someone having a migraine but still having a great quality of life. Sharelast_img read more

Did You Know

first_imgStory Links Did you know…?A student-athlete may practice, but not compete, during the first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled less than full-time, provided the student is otherwise eligible. See Bylaw 14.2.1.6 below for more information. 14.2.1.6 Exception—Practice During First Week of Class. A student-athlete may practice, but may not compete, during the institution’s first five days of classes if the student-athlete is enrolled in less than a minimum full-time program of studies, provided the student is otherwise eligible under all institutional, conference and NCAA requirements. (Adopted: 1/10/95 effective 8/1/95)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Firhad Hakim visits Skywalk ahead of inauguration by CM

first_imgKolkata: The state Urban and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim visited Dakshineswar Skywalk on Tuesday.The Skywalk will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on November 5. On his visit to the skywalk on Monday, Hakim said: “The wait is going to end and the hope of many is going to get real. The Skywalk will be of great help to people and also clear crowds fast,” Hakim said adding that people no more have to walk on the road to reach the temple. Instead, they can safely take the Skywalk and reach the temple. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHakim inspected the Skywalk before it gets inaugurated and also spoke to the locals about it. He further said: “Feasibility to construct a Skywalk at Kalighat is being checked upon. The project will be taken up if it is found feasible.” The residents of the locality have congratulated the state government for constructing the Skywalk and its decision to inaugurate it ahead of Kali Puja. During Kali Puja, thousands of devotees visit Dakshineswar and approximately 1.3 crore devotees turn up at the temple in a year. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt has come up at a cost of Rs 65 crore and the 340 m long Skywalk that is fitted with four elevators and 12 escalators ensures an easy connectivity to and from the temple. It will help in reducing traffic congestion in the area and pedestrians will no more have to worry about getting stuck due to vehicular movement when they are headed towards the temple or return from the same. There are also staircases that can one avail while using the Skywalk. Interestingly, one can also buy various stuff while on the Skywalk as there are spaces for around 200 shops there. According to the locals, the Skywalk is a landmark architecture and has given a complete new look to the area. People from various countries visit Dakshineswar every year. The Skywalk at Dakshineswar is a gift from the state government to its people ahead of Kali Puja. It is expected that with the construction people no more have to face rush while entering the temple premises on the days of Kali Puja and Diwali.last_img read more

VIT to offer skill development courses in Indian languages

first_imgVellore: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) recently signed a MoU to offer skill development courses in local Indian languages.The MoU was signed and exchanged by Dr Sathiyanarayanan, Registrar, VIT, and Natarajan Authorized Regional Coordinator, C-DAC GIST PACE, in the presence of Dr Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor, VIT; Dr Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, Dean, School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) and faculty members. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfAs part of this MoU, C-DAC Pune will provide necessary software and course materials in Indian languages to VIT for offering courses such as office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation among others. Speaking about the new association, Natarajan said, “This program will benefit heterogeneous section of society to get hands-on experience in computing for career development / self-employment opportunity. This Program is likely to cover candidates with no academic education and few programs are open to all. Candidates who know their Mother tongue can confidently learn and earn through the various courses offered by this undertaking.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe courses include office automation, tally ERP9 with GST, computer programming, computer applications, mobile application development, desktop publishing, multi-media, and animation. Besides, hardware and networking, digital marketing are also a part of this new initiative. The 10th class and above candidates can do certificate programmes, +2 and above candidates will be offered diploma programmes to get employment opportunity. The Programme is targeted towards skilling the youth in and around Vellore as a livelihood mission who will benefit by undergoing these courses.last_img read more

Warner Bros Television Group president Bruce Rose

first_imgWarner Bros. Television Group president Bruce Rosenblum will leave the company according to various reports with international TV boss Jeffrey Schlesinger and his domestic counterpart Peter Roth expected to be upped under a new structure implemented by recently installed Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara.News broke over the weekend suggesting that Rosenblum will exit Warner Bros. His departure was widely expected after he lost out to Tsujihara for the top job at Warner Bros. He has been at Warner Bros. for over twenty years.Tsujihara’s appointment was announced in January and he started in his new role, replacing Barry Meyer, in March.Under the new regime Warner Bros. International Television president Jeffrey Schlesinger and Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth expected to report direct to the new boss.Other executives getting wider roles in the new structure include Warner Bros. TV Group executive VP, Craig Hunegs.The studio declined to comment this morning although the news is understood to have been communicated internally.last_img read more

Netflix is in talks to remake US comedy drama seri

first_imgNetflix is in talks to remake US comedy drama series Gilmore Girls.The original show ran on US broadcast net The WB and its successor The CW from 2000 until 2007, stretching to over 150 episodes.Having already rebooted comedy series Arrested Development, to mixed critical and fan acclaim, Netflix is now in talks with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, Warner Bros., which owns the Gilmore Girls property, and stars of the original series including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, about a contemporary version.US trades report the reboot would not run to a typical one-hour format, but is more likely to be a 4x90mins ‘limited series’, a new format for Netflix.Netflix has not confirmed the Gilmore Girls move, but US reports said production on the reboot could commence as soon as early 2016.last_img read more

Apple is set to release its range of TV titles for

first_imgApple is set to release its range of TV titles for Spring or Summer 2019, according to a New York Times report.The report claims that producers and entertainment executives who have recently met with Apple executives have confirmed the date.The sources have also stated that all productions will have a “bright, optimistic” outlook to fit with the Apple brand. Last October, it had also been reported that Apple is set to shy away from nudity, violence and offensive language in its titles.While Apple spoke directly to the title, it is yet to confirm how it will distribute shows.There are currently about 12 titles that have been commissioned by Apple, which has signed deals with Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Damien Chazelle, M. Night Shyamalan, Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Wiig.Heading up the division are Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht (pictured) — the former co-presidents of Sony Pictures Television, who joined in the summer of 2017.If the reports are correct, then Apple’s titles will be released roughly around the same time as Disney’s anticipated SVOD debut.last_img read more