First hundred days for National City Mayor

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, First hundred days for National City Mayor June 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Mayor Sotelo-Solis stopped by KUSI News to talk about all things National City.According to Sotelo-Solis, she was first being elected in 2008, ten years later Alejandra become the first Latina Mayor of National City.Regionally, she serves on the SANDAG, Sweetwater Authority and MTS Board. last_img read more

With 1000th Issue Esquire Debuts Full Archive

first_img In alignment with the brand’s 1,000th issue, Esquire has also introduced its full 82-year archive—Esquire Classic—which includes more than 50,000 pieces of content, with bylines that include the likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, David Foster Wallace and Stephen King. “For the last few years, we have been actively looking for ways to bring the magazine’s incredible past to life,” says editor-in-chief David Granger in a statement. “And to create new businesses based on the amazing work that’s been done. There is no reason for our past to remain there, locked in a closet. The Esquire archive includes thousands of remarkable pieces of writing, amazing works of art and photography, and penetrating analysis of the most important events of our time. And so much of it, when we resurface it using new and proprietary technology, seems entirely fresh and new.” Subscribers will pay $4.99 a month to access the premium website, or $45 annually. The company is offering the first month free, with no further commitments necessary.  Esquire has taken a page out of the playbook of many other legacy media brands like Vogue, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Playboy and others, by digitizing its entire archive, thus opening up a new revenue stream.  Esquire Classic takes a unique approach to surfacing content for its subscribers. Instead of burying all the content into a database-like archive, Esquire teamed up with Shazam to improve discoverability and add curated, contextual references into all of its digitized content. It also partnered with Bondi, who helped Vogue launch its digital archive, the digital agency Cantilever and Piano Media, who developed the paywall architecture. last_img read more

Sony comments on SpiderMan possibly leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe

first_img Tags Spider-Man: Far From Home is Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time Tom Holland would ‘love’ a Spidey movie with Maguire, Garfield Keanu Reeves, superhero? Marvel really, really wants him to join the MCU More on Marvel 32 Photos Sony’s representative echoed that, saying Sony was “grateful for his help and guidance and appreciate the path he has helped put us on, which we will continue.”The Sony rep also stated they hoped things might “change in the future.” Originally published Aug. 20, 2:44 p.m. PT.Update, 9:16 p.m.: Adds statement from Sony representative. 17 Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Marvel’s Phase 4 plan explained Live look at literally every Spider-Man fan right now pic.twitter.com/tNWCILYjDH— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) August 20, 2019 There are still two planned movies starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man yet to come. It’s possible that your average fan may not notice a difference between those two movies and Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: Homecoming, both of which were made under the Sony-Marvel agreement.What’s this deal, anyway? While he’s long been a Marvel character in the comics, movie Spider-Man is a Sony Entertainment franchise character. In 2015, Sony and Marvel made a deal to work together on several Spider-Man films, and it seems to have been a wall-crawling success. Spider-Man: Far From Home, made under the Marvel-Sony deal, recently became Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time earning $1.109 billion globally.The reaction online has been instantaneous, with many blaming Sony for the issue.center_img me watching Sony take away Spider-Man 3 on a cliffhanger : pic.twitter.com/3VahMdefFS— ‎ ᴋᴇɴᴅᴇʟʟ🕸 (@DaKendellFire) August 20, 2019 Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit Sphero Spider-Man Share your voice Kevin Feige returning to Marvel execs after the Sony meeting:#SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/3hm2fuQ0Y9— Catorade (@ethan_cator) August 20, 2019 Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Comments Is Spider-Man on his own going forward? Sony Pictures Will Marvel Studios and Sony Entertainment stop working together on Spider-Man movies? As of Tuesday, the future for your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man seemed murky. A statement sent to CNET seems to confirm the issue focuses on Marvel super producer Kevin Feige’s involvement in upcoming Spider-Man movies.Deadline reported that a high-level dispute between the two companies means Marvel Studios President Feige won’t produce any more Spider-Man films, and that Marvel will no longer be involved in the Spidey movie universe.Marvel didn’t return a request for comment. A Sony representative suggested the issue was over production credits. Sources say negotiations are ongoing.More recently, in a statement sent to CNET, a Sony representative confirmed Disney’s reluctance to have Feige serve as a producer on Sony-led Spider-Man movies was a major part of the issue.”Much of today’s news about Spider-Man has mischaracterized recent discussions about Kevin Feige’s involvement in the franchise,” the spokesperson said. “We are disappointed, but respect Disney’s decision not to have him continue as a lead producer of our next live action Spider-Man film.”Feige is the producer often thought to be the mastermind behind the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 3:04 Marvel Spiderman Sonylast_img read more

Toys R Us has a burning problem with this hot Tonka truck

first_imgAmerican toy retailer Toys R Us recently recalled all Tonka toy dump truck models after one of the models burst into flames in the vehicle of a couple who had just bought the toy in Bellingham, Washington.The couple had bought the toy for their grandson and were returning home in their Ford Ranger when they saw sparks and smoke coming out of the back of the pickup truck, where the product was kept. The truck is a 12-volt Tonka Mighty Wheels dump truck.”Sparks and smoke coming from inside of the box, like fire. Like, it was hot,” Roxsane Harden said.”I said: ‘We’ve got to pull over. We’ve got to get out of this truck. So, we pulled over. Flames start shooting,” she added.The state troopers who tried to douse the flame couldn’t control it with a fire extinguisher. The fire department had to be called in to put the fire out. Their vehicle was completely destroyed in the fire.”The officer, when he looked on, he said the flames appeared to be 15, 20 feet high,'” Delmond Harden, Roxsane’s husband, said. “It was pretty shocking,” he added.”So they told me to get whatever I needed out of the car, like my purse,” said Roxsane Harden. “So, I’m in the back grabbing my purse and stuff and as I’m leaning over, I hear, ‘Pop!’ and all this glass shattered in front of me. And then there was smoke and dust inside,” she added.Toys R Us has said that it will not be selling the truck while it investigates the issue.Toys R Us pulls Tonka toy truck from shelves after family reports it burst into flames, setting their vehicle ablaze https://t.co/4P71AKpk8P pic.twitter.com/AGjmx8Zw4G— ABC News (@ABC) November 21, 2016last_img read more

Increase in wildfires causing bad air days in US Northwest to get

first_img © 2018 Medical Xpress More information: Crystal D. McClure et al. US particulate matter air quality improves except in wildfire-prone areas, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1804353115AbstractUsing data from rural monitoring sites across the contiguous United States, we evaluated fine particulate matter (PM2.5) trends for 1988–2016. We calculate trends in the policy-relevant 98th quantile of PM2.5 using Quantile Regression. We use Kriging and Gaussian Geostatistical Simulations to interpolate trends between observed data points. Overall, we found positive trends in 98th quantile PM2.5 at sites within the Northwest United States (average 0.21 ± 0.12 µg·m−3·y−1; ±95% confidence interval). This was in contrast with sites throughout the rest of country, which showed a negative trend in 98th quantile PM2.5, likely due to reductions in anthropogenic emissions (average −0.66 ± 0.10 µg·m−3·y−1). The positive trend in 98th quantile PM2.5 is due to wildfire activity and was supported by positive trends in total carbon and no trend in sulfate across the Northwest. We also evaluated daily moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol optical depth (AOD) for 2002–2017 throughout the United States to compare with ground-based trends. For both Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE) PM2.5 and MODIS AOD datasets, we found positive 98th quantile trends in the Northwest (1.77 ± 0.68% and 2.12 ± 0.81% per year, respectively) through 2016. The trend in Northwest AOD is even greater if data for the high-fire year of 2017 are included. These results indicate a decrease in PM2.5 over most of the country but a positive trend in the 98th quantile PM2.5 across the Northwest due to wildfires. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Citation: Increase in wildfires causing bad air days in US Northwest to get worse over the past 28 years (2018, July 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-wildfires-bad-air-days-northwest.html Over the past quarter-century, wildfires (unplanned fires burning in forests or other areas) in many parts of the western United States have become larger and longer-lasting than they were in earlier years. Many environmental scientists have suggested this is due to global warming. Prior research has shown that such fires carry fine particulate matter into the air, and that many people can be harmed by breathing such particles. Those with lung conditions such as COPD or asthma, for example, can suffer problems when exposed to such particles, as can senior citizens and children. In this new effort, McClure and Jaffe looked into the possible impacts of bigger and longer-burning wildfires on people living in impacted areas.They obtained data from 100 rural air quality monitoring sites from across the country and sifted through the data, collecting information only on particles that were smaller than 2.5 micrometers. They entered the data into a mapping application that displayed levels of such particulates across the continental U.S. Next, they set filters to show changes in levels of the fine particulates over the years 1988 to 2016 for only the worst air quality days. Doing so showed that the northwest part of the country has experienced more bad days over the past 28 years, and those bad days have been worsening. In sharp contrast, they found that the rest of the United States experienced better air quality over the same time period. The researchers note that even people who are not normally at risk from wildfire particulates can be harmed if they are exposed to them on a regular basis. And sometimes, levels can be extreme, such as when a fire burns for a long time near a community. 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.center_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain Smoke from wildfires can tip air quality to unhealthy levels Explore further A pair of researchers with the University of Washington has found that an increase in wildfire size and duration over the past 28 years has led to worsening bad air days in the U.S. Northwest. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Crystal McClure and Daniel Jaffe describe their study and what their results mean for people living in affected areas.last_img read more