Login/Register With: Advertisement Toronto councillor Norm Kelly gives hip-hop producer Shane Lee Lindstrom (Murda Beatz) a citation recognizing his donating $20,000 of winnings from a Fortnite tournament at Toronto City Hall on Friday. The money will help low-income students receive books and school supplies. (ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR) Advertisement It’s been a pretty busy few days from Canadian hip-hop producer Murda Beatz.On Tuesday, he competed in the first Fortnite Pro Am in Los Angeles, finishing 11th with his partner, Valkyrae, winning $20,000 for charity. Last night, he dropped a new track, “Bigger > You” from 2 Chainz featuring Drake and Quavo. On Friday, he was in Councillor Norm Kelly’s office in Toronto City Hall presenting an oversized cheque to donate his game winnings for First Book Canada, an organization that helps lower-income students receive books and school supplies, a campaign (also supported by Xpand Laces) for which Kelly has been enlisting celebrities.Born Shane Lindstrom in Fort Erie, Ont., Murda is one of the most in-demand hip-hop producers right now, with a long list of credits, working with songs for Migos, Gucci Mane, French Montana and many more. He has produced for pop stars like Zayn Malik, and created the beat for Drake recent hit, “Nice For What.” He’s not alone as a pretty big Fortnite fan, but the event still impressed him — “It was actually crazy, I had no idea it was going to be as big as that,” he said Friday. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Facebook Advertisement
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThere was super support for the Red, White and Gold Gala of the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross. Related Items:event, gala, palsm resort, red cross, Tci, tess charles Patron of the Red Cross, Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife was thrilled at the turn out Saturday evening and shared that this fundraiser is key to helping anchor projects and services from the organization in the event of any disaster; it becomes particularly important as we near the start of another Atlantic Hurricane Season. Deputy Premier, Hon Akierra Missick was also in attendance and agreed. DP Missick said that Government sees the Red Cross as an easily mobilized partner and protector of the vulnerable when disaster strikes; she said this is one of the reasons TCIG sees it fit to financially support the Red Cross via subsidy. The ball was held at the Palms Resort and featured a first class show by local singer, Tess Charles. TCI Premier & Governor gives “all-clear” after Hurricane Irma Happy Hours All Weekend at Outback Steakhouse Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Hurricane Irma hits TCI
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, September 28, 2016 – News item on Tropical Storm Matthew issued by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology forecast office section, at 12 pm Wednesday, 28th September, 2015.At 11:00 a.m EDT, the center of Tropical storm Mathew was located near latitude 13.4 degrees north and longitude 60.7 degrees west or about 35 miles southeast of St. Lucia or 35 miles east-northeast of st. Vincent. Mathew is moving toward the west at 21 mph. A westward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move through the windward islands during the next couple of hours, and move over the eastern Caribbean sea through Friday.Maximum sustained winds are near 60 miles per hour (mph) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecasted during the next couple of days, and Matthew could become a hurricane by Friday. The next news item will be issued at 6 p.m. Related Items:ts matthew, ts matthew now formed
Steve Bosh, Steve Bosh April 22, 2019 Convention Center expansion must overcome major hurdles Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitter Posted: April 22, 2019 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The lodging industry is in the process of developing a strategy to get two-thirds of the voters to support Convention Center expansion, which will be on the primary ballot in March.Expansion will have to overcome some major hurdles, including a past history of failure, and a two-thirds vote.There have been two attempts to raise the hotel tax since 1998, both failed.The San Diego Chargers wanted to increase the tax to build a stadium Downtown. It was opposed, and defeated by the hoteliers who wanted those funds for themselves. The second failure was when the hotel owners assessed themselves a two percent room tax, which the courts killed saying tax increases require a public vote.Expansion has been a priority for San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, but time is running out before he’s termed out next year.California has more delegates than any other state, which became a major factor to move move up its primary. This will likely be a contested primary between Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and possibly Joe Biden.
The USA Export Expo will be extremely horizontal in its market reach, according to Sandler, with virtual booths displaying wares “from ambulances and all-terrain vehicles to vitamins and playground equipment”. The Investment USA Expo will have a similar horizontal reach, presenting various development opportunities for oversea investors to engage with. Business-to-business higher education and international trade publisher ThinkGlobal is partnering with online service provider Onstream Media with its MarketPlace365 agreement to create two new virtual marketplaces that will serve domestic companies and international buyers, as well as foreign investors. These marketplaces will allow vendors and buyers to meet virtually, share wares and insights, to network and learn more about their industries without traveling to do so.Greg Sandler, president of ThinkGlobal, says USA Export Expo (which will serve domestic companies and those buyers outside the US) and Investment USA Expo (highlighting development opportunities in the United States) will have capabilities beyond the traditional tradeshow.The virtual marketplace model is similar to that of a bricks-and-mortars tradeshow model, with vendors paying for booth space, as well as given the option to display banners in the virtual hallway and auditorium of the marketplaces. Links to the advertiser’s websites will be directly imbedded into the banners for simple user navigation. There will be sponsorship opportunities available to vendors as well.Currently, there are 275,000 domestic companies exporting internationally, and 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is outside of the U.S., according to Sandler.“Combine those two things, you have a situation that is tailor-made for bringing buyers and sellers together under one roof,” he says. As for attendance prices, Sandler says admission will be free for qualified attendees after they register.Both marketplaces will feature an auditorium in which industry experts and government officials will deliver keynote speeches; there will also be a learning center where attendees can hear educational sessions presented by panels of moderators. A networking lounge will be available for attendees to “exchange business cards and connect one-on-one in real time.” A media library, a repository of collected sources that acts as a resource center for the industry, will also be available for attendee access.All options will be available through both live streaming and on demand.ThinkGlobal will promote these marketplaces through a variety of channels. “We’re going to be building upon our existing relationships to start. We will very selectively use other outlets, traditional email marketing and social media. Focusing on outlets we think are the most appropriate for reaching our target markets, we’ll be doing promotion at bricks and mortars trade shows as well as print advertising,” says Sandler.USA Export Expo and Investment USA Expo are slated to go live in fourth quarter 2011.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Multiple jurisdictions surrounding Joint Base Langley-Eustis will begin a joint land use study shortly to limit incompatible development outside the joint base in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.James City County, York County, Newport News and Hampton are participating in the effort. The study has been approved by the Defense Department; the Office of Economic Adjustment is expected to allocate funding after it reviews the scope of work for the study, the Virginia Gazette reported this week.The possibility of new development interfering with operations at Fort Eustis assumed greater urgency when BASF Corp. applied to change its land use designation in James City County’s comprehensive plan for land it owns along the James River to mixed use. The corporation is considering selling the property to a potential waterfront developer. DOD said development on that land could come into conflict with operations at Fort Eustis.At the time, Virginia Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John Harvey Jr. urged the county to postpone any rezoning until after a joint land use study had been completed, according to the story.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR House leaders are scheduled today to unveil a fiscal 2017 budget resolution that retains the higher discretionary spending levels afforded by last October’s two-year budget deal.To offset the $30 billion in additional discretionary spending passed by Congress last year, the House GOP will look for savings from mandatory spending programs over the next two years. Those cuts, needed to secure the support of the House Republican conference’s conservative members, most likely would be advanced through separate legislation. The budget blueprint would require the House to enact a total of $100 billion in cuts over 10 years, reported CQ Roll Call.Thursday’s meeting of the conference will help party leaders determine if they have sufficient support to pass a budget on the floor.It is not entirely clear how the draft budget resolution will deal with the contentious issue of DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account. The GOP framework is expected to recommend $59 billion in spending for the war account, matching last year’s budget deal. But the resolution would clarify that the figure is a floor, as defense hawks have insisted, and that more funding could be added to the OCO account in the defense spending bill, according to the story.The budget resolution allows for $551 billion in national security spending in FY 2017, the same as called for in the October budget agreement.
Hatchbacks Sports Cars Comment More From Roadshow Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Detroit Auto Show 2019 Hyundai’s jumbo compact sedan communes with Google May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago Detroit Auto Show: Stay up to date with all the latest releases.Hyundai Veloster N: Hopefully we get a few more of these. See All • 1 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line review: A legit compact performer 2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Staying relevant in a changing segment Share your voice Tags The Hyundai Elantra GT Sport is dead, but I don’t think you’re going to miss it.Hyundai has unveiled the 2019 Elantra GT N Line here at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, replacing the Elantra GT Sport. The first of many N Line vehicles to come, this trim level will live between traditional Hyundai models and the hot-to-trot N cars. While this usually means aesthetic upgrades alone, as is the case with other automakers, Hyundai made sure that there’s some performance to back up all those good looks.Hyundai borrowed a good deal of this car’s upgrades from the European-spec i30 N. There’s a more aggressive front spoiler, a grille specific to this trim, loads of N Line badges, black side mirrors and 18-inch wheels. Out back, there’s a different rear bumper. Manual-transmission variants also get Michelin Pilot Sport 4 summer tires wrapped around those alloys.Inside, things are just as sporty as they are outside. The Elantra GT N Line gets a special N steering wheel with metallic spokes, special sport seats with the N logo embedded in them, leather on the gear shift lever, a special instrument cluster and red stitching all over the darn place. The leather seats come with heat and, for the driver, power lumbar support. Enlarge ImageThe Elantra GT Sport was both fun and attractive, and the enhancements that come with the N Line build upon that even more. Steven Pham/Roadshow But again, it’s more than just looks. Even compared to the outgoing Elantra GT Sport, the N Line is built to handle. The engine and transmission mounts are a fair bit stiffer, as are the springs. The front sway bar is a little thinner, but the rear sway bar gets fatter for some more interesting on-road dynamics. The shocks have been retuned, and the steering has a new calibration, as well.Under the Elantra GT N Line’s hood is the same engine found on the GT Sport. It’s a 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 gas engine, which is good for 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but a seven-speed dual-clutch is also on offer. As with other Hyundais, there’s a solid amount of tech in there. It can wield a screen as large as 8 inches across, and it’s loaded with satellite radio, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That’s part of a tech package that also adds a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats and a Qi wireless charging pad. It also includes safety systems like forward collision warning, autobrake and lane-keep assist.The 2019 Elantra GT N Line goes on sale later this year. It’ll cost $23,300 with a six-speed manual, or $24,400 with a seven-speed DCT. If you want a regular ol’ Elantra GT, those will start at $20,450. reading • Hyundai debuts N Line enhancements on 2019 Elantra GT in Detroit 81 Photos Get sportier with the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show Detroit Auto Show 2019 Hyundai Hyundai
Sembcorp Industries, one of Southeast Asia’s biggest utilities companies, plans to roughly triple its renewable energy portfolio over the next five years, targetting India and China for growth, a senior company official said.Industrial conglomerate Sembcorp, whose utilities arm forms one of its three main divisions, expects renewable energy to account for 20 percent of its total power capacity in five years, up from 13 percent at present, executive vice president Tan Cheng Guan told the Reuters Summit.”Over the last three years, we have grown renewables quite significantly,” Tan said. “We have been able to accelerate because the cost of renewables has been coming down quite quickly because of technology and scale.”Sembcorp, which plans to focus on wind and solar energy, where costs are expected to drop further by 2020, has total power capacity of about 8,800 megawatts (MW).India and China make up the bulk of its renewables capacity, with wind power assets in China of about 450 MW.In India, it jointly owns and operates wind and solar power assets with a total power capacity of 750 MW after buying a majority stake in Indian renewable energy firm Green Infra in February, this year.”India is under served at the moment and their (power) capacity is maybe one quarter of China’s, even with about the same population,” Tan said. “So, if India’s economy grows by 7 to 8 percent in the next decade, we see that India will grow the fastest.”A boom in clean energy projects is expected in India after it hiked its solar energy target to 100 gigawatts by 2022, a 33-fold rise from current levels.In China, Sembcorp is also jointly building a coal-fired power plant near coal mines in Chongqing.Tan said the plant’s newer and more efficient technology would help in China’s push to reduce its carbon footprint.Sembcorp is also looking towards Bangladesh and Myanmar where it is developing gas-fired power plants.He declined to comment on Sembcorp’s credit exposure to Jurong Aromatics Corp (JAC), which went into receivership last month due to debt problems.Sembcorp has a 20-year agreement with JAC for the supply of steam and other water and wastewater treatment services.
Female aedes mosquito. File PhotoThe High Court has directed the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) to bring effective insecticides within a week to control the aedes mosquito that carries the germ of dengue fever.“People of the country are panicked. Everywhere people are being affected. Bring effective insecticides by one week to exterminate aedes mosquitoes that carry the germ of dengue fever. Tell us how you would bring the insecticide,” the court asked the health officials of the two city corporations.The HC bench of justice Tariq Ul Hakim and justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order after listening to their statements on Thursday.Earlier on 22 July, the HC ordered the two officials to appear before it at 11:00am on Thursday.The judges also asked the officials to inform the court by 2:00pm today about the process of bringing the insecticide.The court also observed that many people do not go to hospitals. Otherwise the number of dengue-affected patients would have been higher.On 14 July, considering the media reports on spreading of mosquito-borne diseases the High Court issued a suo motu rule.It asked the defendants to inform the court as a statement through the attorney general’s office about steps taken to kill dengue and chikungunya-germ carrying mosquitoes.Following the ruling, assistant attorney general Saira Fairoz on 22 July submitted a report to the court about the steps of two city corporations.The court, however, unsatisfied with the report, ordered the top health officials of two city corporations to appear before it to inform in detail the steps taken to kill those mosquitoes.
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Citation: Soapy property improves electron mobility in organic semiconductors (2008, October 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-10-soapy-property-electron-mobility-semiconductors.html Taking a step toward that goal, physicists have made an important advance in the development of organic semiconductors in terms of their electron mobility. Generally, organic semiconductors have low electron mobility, meaning that the overall motion of their electrons is too random and not directed enough to provide a good electric current and conductivity. The physicists demonstrated how to improve the electron mobility of liquid crystalline semiconductors to 0.27cm2/ V•s, which is 10 times higher than the current highest level for room-temperature columnar liquid crystalline materials. The physicists, from the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Osaka University, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, published their study in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.The scientists modified a molecule known as a condensed porphyrin copper complex to make it self-assemble into a liquid crystalline state at room temperature (throughout a wide range from -17 to 99°C). They achieved the record mobility at a temperature of 16°C.The key modification was adding hydrophobic side chains to one side of the molecule and hydrophilic side chains to the other. By being both hydrophobic and hydrophilic, the molecule has now become “amphiphilic.” Other common amphiphilic substances include soaps and detergents, which have molecules that can both attach to grease and easily be washed away by water.The amphiphilic property is useful for improving electron mobility because amphiphilic molecules tend to gather together in an orderly manner. Specifically, the amphiphilic molecular design enhanced the ð-stacking interaction, and molecules with larger ð-conjugated cores tend to have higher electron mobility. The physicists explain that ð-stacking is improved due to a nanoscale phase separation caused by the incompatibility between the hydrophobic and hydrophilic side chains of the molecules.The scientists also noted that the new organic semiconductor is especially efficient at absorbing visible light, which could make them useful for organic thin-film solar cells.More information: Sakurai, Tsuneaki, et al. “Prominent Electron Transport Property Observed for Triply Fused Metalloporphyrin Dimer: Directed Columnar Liquid Crystalline Assembly by Amphiphilic Molecular Design.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130 (42), 13812-13813, 2008. 10.1021/ja8030714.via: Tech-On! Polarized optical micrograph of a condensed porphyrin copper complex molecule with hydrophobic and hydrophilic side chains. Image credit: Tsuneaki Sakurai, et al. Physicists use nanostructures to free photons for highly efficient white OLEDs (PhysOrg.com) — Organic semiconductors are a main component in a variety of future organic electronics, such as flexible flat-panel displays, inexpensive solar cells, and other unique devices. Because of their advantages – which include being energy-efficient, inexpensive, and lightweight – organic electronics are expected to compose a multi-billion industry. Explore further 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.
The handicraft industry in India had propelled in the recent past and to acknowledge that an award ceremony has been planned out. The awards for outstanding performance in exports of handicrafts for the year 2013 – 14 and 2014 –15 will be distributed on the January 9, to 66 and 68 exporters respectively involved in handicrafts production and exports from the country to the world markets at the Convention Hall, Hotel The Ashok, Chankayapuri, New Delhi. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles will be the Chief Guest, Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles (Independent Charge) will also grace the export award ceremony. KK Jalan, Secretary, MSME and Additional Charge of Ministry of Textiles will be present during award function beside luminaries from the trade and industry, exporters of handicrafts, said Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. The institution of export awards on yearly basis has evolved and is being implemented by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), which is an apex body for development and promotion of exports of handicrafts from the country. The export awards are given based on the export performance of the exporters and are selected by Export Awards Selection Committee chaired by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) or his nominee (Addl Development Commissioner – Handicrafts) and members of Committee of Administration of the Council. Five types of awards are given to the exporters of handicrafts based on their highest export performance which are duly attested by their Chartered Accountant viz top export award (all handicrafts) and top export award (product categories); Women entrepreneur award; and Regional export award. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRakesh Kumar also informed that the objective of giving away export awards is to create a sense of healthy competition amongst the exporters and to encourage wholesome competition through the institution of such prestigious awards. The awards have become a coveted recognition amongst the handicraft exporters as more and more exporters strive to receive this award. There will be 53 recipients of trophies ( including hat trick) for 2013 – 14 and 2014 – 15 under each product category. Eight companies which are totally run and directed by women will be given trophies as women entrepreneurs for the two years. 42 merit certificates will also be given to those who stand second in the export performance in each product category. 28 merit certificates for excellent export growth in specific product categories and 11 merit certificates regional awards will also be distributed. Apart from above, life time achievement awards for outstanding contribution towards handicraft sector will also be given.
LAS VEGAS – The exhibit halls are crowded and bustling at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, and you can bet the long days and frantic energy have attendees thinking about working smarter — not longer. Thankfully, some of the technology showcased here hits on that nerve, from cutting down on the devices in your shoulder bag to keeping your body running at optimum efficiency.Here’s a look at devices we found here that can amp up your output in five ways: Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. min read D-Link’s HD Media Router 30001. Monitor your business remotely, wirelessly: Time spent futzing with your business’s wireless network is pure waste. D-Link’s sub-$200 HD Media Router 3000 minimizes over-the-air traffic by turning power outlets into possible network connections. Additionally, the device’s Cloud Services lets managers use iOS apps to do everything from monitor attacks on the network, view sites visited and even connect with D-Link Cloud Cameras to monitor the workplace.The Plantronics Calisto 835 speakerphone device2. Rout all your calls to one place: Whether it’s between a plain old telephone or a mobile, fumbling between phones can be a thing of the past with the Plantronics Calisto 835. At about $200, this desktop speakerphone device uses Bluetooth to connect to your cellphone, USB to hook up with your computer and the wall socket to link to your phone line. The backlit screen is bright and responsive, giving the Calisto a flashy, futuristic feel. It comes with a clip-on microphone that allows you to take calls no matter what you’re doing.Related: CES 2012: Go Green With These Money-Saving GadgetsThe Jawbone Up bracelet3. Fine-tune your body: You use all sorts of metrics to make sure your business is operating to optimum capacity, but what about your employees? Jawbone Up is a $99 data-gathering bracelet that works with your iPhone to catalog activities such as sleep, movement and eating.By making sure you and your staff are getting enough shut-eye, exercise, and nutrition, you can ensure your bodies and minds are as productive as possible.The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 134. Trim down your tech footprint: Lugging around both a tablet and a laptop can become a hassle. Later this year, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, which will launch with Windows 8, will combine both in a svelte, 13-inch device. The 1600 x 900 resolution screen will blow the current tablet market away, and its battery is expected to last around 8 hours.But with an expected price tag of about $1,000, road warriors should take notice of this two devices-in-one bargain.Related: CES 2012: A Preview for Small BusinessThe Motorola Elite Silver headset5. Think, speak and text on your feet: If you think better on your feet, the Motorola Elite Silver might be the headset for you, packing HD-audio and dual microphones to block out background noise, and it connects to your handset.The $129 headset’s free MotoSpeak Android app reads SMS messages aloud and allows users to reply, or initiate new texts by speaking. The device’s travel case doubles as a charger so, when it’s not in use, the Elite Silver is safe and sound. January 11, 2012 Register Now »
Liberty Global-owned German cable operator Unitymedia is adding five new TV channels to its programming line-up.The new services are ARD and ZDF-owned factual channel Phoenix HD, kids channel KiKA HD, entertainment channel Universal Channel HD, Asian channel Zee TV and Germany’s channel for refugees living in the country, Handshake2Deutschland.All the new channels are offered free of charge with the exception of Universal Channel HD, which is is part of the premium Digital TV Allstars package.The channels will be added on February 16.Unitymedia said it plans to add further HD services in the course of this year.