City of San Diego urges residents to check if they are owed

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Posted: May 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom City of San Diego urges residents to check if they are owed unclaimed money Updated: 4:44 PM May 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego residents were urged Tuesday to check online to see if the city owes them a portion of nearly $1 million in unclaimed money.The city currently has more than 2,100 accounts totaling roughly $1 million in unclaimed money, much of which belongs to residents and businesses that have done business with the city in the last three years. The payments range in amount from $1 to $66,797, according to the city.Checks are regularly returned to the city because they are undeliverable based on the address the city has on file. After six months of remaining uncashed, those checks become unclaimed money.“We want to refund every single dollar of unclaimed money,” said Fanela Espiritu, the disbursements manager with the city’s Department of Finance. “A simple search is all it takes to verify if you were issued a check that has gone unclaimed. There is no charge to search the data or to file a claim.”Since this time last year, the city has returned nearly $800,000 to 166 recipients, with the average claim totaling $4,753.Residents can search the city’s unclaimed money report at sandiego.gov/finance/unclaimed, which is update each quarter. Money can not be claimed once it has been unclaimed for more than a year, according to the city. Residents have until June 21 to claim checks issued before April 1, 2018. We might owe you money! Anyone who has done business with the City in the past three years, including paying business taxes, could be owed part of nearly $1 million. Check to see if you are on the list: https://t.co/0NErMQuMaS pic.twitter.com/yriphCk2jQ— City of San Diego (@CityofSanDiego) May 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Mens Health Upgrades to More Interactive iPhone Edition

first_imgSean Bumgarner, Rodale’s interactive design director, says the company’s history with developing branded spinoff apps,  such as Jimmy the Bartender and a variety of magazine-branded exercise and recipe apps, has helped prove the market for a full Men’s Health brand introduction for the  iPhone and iPod Touch. Plus, when readers download a tablet version of the magazine, they automatically get the iPhone version as well. Of that audience, Bumgarner says usage went from six percent to 16 percent on the iPhone since June—a market of users that Rodale believes is very different from the iPad. “It’s a separate market opportunity from the tablet,” says Bumgarner. “In addition to the tablet, people want the latest iPhone, too. They are significantly different experiences.”Men’s Health’s enhanced iPhone edition uses a color- and icon-coded system to help readers navigate the content using standard scrubber and swipe motions.  With the notion that readers tend to interact with content on the iPhone while doing other things, like waiting in line, Bumgarner says a premium was placed on quickly conveying a section’s meaning on the first page. iPhone usage, he says, tends to mimic the flipping and browsing habits readers have with the print magazine. “It’s not a lean-back experience like the iPad. They need a quick flash and dive in and out of the content. We decided to use the full screen and then use a tap to show the text. We wanted to maintain a sense of scale and maximize what you’re getting in the screen space,” he says. Despite the screen limitations, the full content of the magazine is available in the iPhone version—except for the ads. Gillette is the exclusive sponsor for the first enhanced version and Bumgarner says that if there isn’t a single sponsor for the issue, advertising will be limited. “People want to use their phone for everything,” says Bumgarner. “So it’s not as much about replicating as much as finding a way for telling the stories. The tablet is such a great way to showcase content and photography, but from a design point of view this was a much more conceptual challenge to figure out how people were going to use this content.”A pull-out exercise poster that appears in every issue, for example, was recast as frame-by-frame animations for the iPad. On the iPhone version, however, a video shows the content with a fitness editor providing instructions with a voiceover. Again, the iPhone version leverages its take-along characteristic for the gym. “If you’re in the gym, you don’t want to be noodling around using the scrubber on the tablet to go frame by frame,” says Bumgarner. An essay written by Garrison Keillor includes an audio version narrated by the author, with a slideshow featuring images of subjects noted in the essay for further interaction. Plans include a Women’s Health version to launch in October, but Bumgarner is taking a wait-and-see approach on the other Rodale brands. A single issue is priced at $4.99 and a one-year sub is $23.99. Rodale says Men’s Health has sold about 60,000 digital copies, with more than 51,000 digital subscribers. Rodale’s Men’s Health, which launched a PDF replica for the iPhone in June, has significantly stepped up the mobile edition to be, in a sense, a mini-iPad version of the magazine with greater interactivity and navigation. But rather than squeezing the tablet edition into the iPhone format, the mobile version has been reimagined specifically for the small screen. last_img read more

NASA telescope discovers three intriguing planets hiding around nearby star

first_img Tags TESS discoveries NASA’s planet finder discovers weird new world and 6 exploding stars NASA’s TESS planet hunter spots super-Earths around star that’s visible to naked eye null Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects 2:02 TESS found TOI 270’s intriguing planets by looking for a dimming of the host star that indicates a planet passing around it. The planet closest to the star is about 25% bigger than Earth and is likely rocky. This “super-Earth” is called TOI 270 b. Don’t expect to send colonists there. NASA described it as “oven-hot” thanks to its proximity to its star.   The other planets, TOI 270 c and TOI 270 d, are likely closer to gas-giant Neptune in makeup. “Planet c and d might best be described as mini-Neptunes, a type of planet not seen in our own solar system,” said NASA.toi270-infographicEnlarge ImageThis NASA infographic shows how TOI 70’s planets compare to Earth. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger The exoplanets’ discovery is just the start. “TOI-270 will soon allow us to study this ‘missing link’ between rocky Earth-like planets and gas-dominant mini-Neptunes, because here all of these types formed in the same system ” said Maximilian Günther, lead author of a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday.TESS launched in 2018 and has been on a roll with exoplanet finds, including spotting a planet with three suns.Astronomers plan to take another look at TOI 270 after NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope launches, hopefully in 2021. TESS is great at spotting exoplanets of all kinds, but what we’re really excited about is finding planets that may have liquid water and could potentially support life. Don’t count TOI 270 out on that front. There may even be more planets in the system waiting to be discovered.  NASA Space Share your voicecenter_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: TESS before launch. NASA NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) just scored another science triumph with the discovery of three fascinating planets hanging out at a nearby star. One is a super-Earth, slightly bigger than our own planet. The other two are Neptune-like exoplanets, the likes of which you won’t find in our own solar system.The star is known as “TESS Object of Interest 270,” or TOI 270 for short. Its more formal name is “UCAC4 191-004642,” but that’s a mouthful. The star is 40% smaller than our sun and is also about a third cooler. It hangs out 73 light-years away, which qualifies it as a neighbor.  Sci-Tech Originally published July 29, 10:39 a.m. PT 27 Photos This satellite could find alien lifelast_img read more

WB provides Bangladesh 570m for 2 health projects

first_imgWBThe World Bank on Friday endorsed a total of $570 million for two projects in Bangladesh to improve health, nutrition, and population services as well as to strengthen the country’s public procurement.Announcing the approval of the financing, a WB news release said the two projects will help further progress towards better health outcomes and optimal use of public resources through an effective public procurement and monitoring system.“The World Bank and the government have been working together for years to improve the health sector and public procurement performance,” said WB country director Qimiao Fan.“This will benefit the entire nation and support Bangladesh’s journey to becoming an upper middle-income country.”The $515 million ‘Health Sector Support Project’ is designed to strengthen the country’s health system and improve quality and coverage of essential service delivery, with a focus on Sylhet and Chittagong divisions, where key health indicators are below national average.It aims to increase the number of mothers receiving quality delivery care in public health facilities to at least 146,000 mothers annually in Sylhet and Chittagong divisions.  It will also provide basic immunization to nearly 5 million children, the news release said.In Sylhet and Chittagong divisions, it will support school-based adolescent health and nutrition services.It is expected to enable over 7000 community clinics to provide complete essential data on service delivery, and ensure at least 150 health facilities to each have two accredited midwives on staff.“Since 1975, the World Bank has been working with Bangladesh to improve health, nutrition and population outcomes, helping reduce maternal mortality by 40 per cent as of 2010 and under-5 child mortality by 29 per cent as of 2014,” said Patrick Mullen, WB task team leader.Co-task team leader Kari Hurt added, “The project will support Bangladesh to address emerging health challenges; complete the Millennium Development Goal agenda; and set the foundation to achieve progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.”The financing will contribute to the government’s $14.7 billion health sector programme between 2017 and 2022.The other financing approved, the $55 million ‘Digitising Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project’, will help Bangladesh improve public procurement performance, including its capacity to monitor implementation of development projects and programmes using digital technology.Bangladesh spends over $7 billion yearly on public procurement, which constitutes about 70 per cent of the annual development programme.The WB helped Bangladesh roll out electronic procurement (e-GP) in four key public procuring entities in 2011, and establish a high capacity data center in 2016 to accommodate increasing demand for electronic procurement. The new project will expand e-GP to all 1300 government procuring organisations.The project will help the Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division effectively monitor the execution of annual development programs by establishing a single online platform connecting all public sector organisations.The project will also engage citizens to monitor quality and progress of development work.“Since 2002, the World Bank has been supporting Bangladesh to make systemic changes in public procurement to improve the efficiency and transparency of public spending,” said Zafrul Islam, WB task team leader. “By institutionalising electronic procurement and digitising project implementation monitoring, the project will improve effective utilisation of public resources. It will also help enhance accountability of public officials through citizen engagement.”last_img read more

Man Ambushes French Soldiers In Car Attack Later Arrested

first_img Share AP Photo/Kamil ZihniogluFrench police officer carries a bag from the scene where French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret near Paris, France, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. French police are searching for a driver who slammed his BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six of them in an apparent ambush before speeding away, officials said. The incident in Levallois, northwest of Paris, is the latest of several attacks targeting security forces in France.French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a carefully timed ambush before speeding away, officials said.The driver’s motive was unclear, but officials said he deliberately aimed at the soldiers, and counterterrorism authorities opened an investigation. The attacker and soldiers were hospitalized.It was the latest of several attacks targeting security forces guarding France over the past year. While others have targeted prominent sites like the Eiffel Tower, Wednesday’s attack hit the leafy, relatively affluent suburb of Levallois-Perret that is home to France’s main intelligence service, the DGSI, and its counterterrorism service.“We know it was a deliberate act,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. Defense Minister Florence Parly called it proof that extra security measures imposed in recent years are “more necessary than ever.”On a quiet summer morning, the suspect was seen waiting in a BMW in a cul-de-sac near the Levallois city hall and a building used as a staging point for soldiers in France’s Sentinelle operation to protect prominent sites from attack, according to two police officials.A group of soldiers emerged from the building to board vehicles for a new shift when the car sped up and rammed into them, its force hurling the soldiers against their van, according to one official. The interior minister said the car first approached slowly then sped up about five meters (yards) from its target.A nearby resident described an ear-piercing scream of pain, then soldiers chasing after the fleeing car.Authorities checked video surveillance of the area and police fanned out and stopped numerous cars as they searched for the attacker. Most were released.Then, on the A16 highway near the English Channel port of Calais, police stopped what the prime minister called the “principal suspect” in the attack. Images of the arrest scene show emergency vehicles surrounding a black BMW with a damaged windshield, on a cordoned-off highway in the midst of verdant fields.Police officers opened fire during the arrest to subdue the man, and the suspect was injured along with a police officer hit by a stray bullet, according to a judicial official. The official wasn’t authorized to be publicly named because of an ongoing police operation.The suspect’s condition was not immediately clear.Three of the soldiers hit in the morning attack were slightly injured and three were more seriously hurt, but their lives weren’t in danger, according to the Defense Ministry. The defense minister said she received “reassuring” news about their condition Wednesday afternoon.The soldiers were from the 35th infantry regiment and served in Operation Sentinelle, created to guard prominent French sites after a string of deadly Islamic extremist attacks in 2015.A witness to the car attack, Nadia LeProhon, was startled by a loud crash outside her building and rushed outside her seventh-floor window to see two soldiers on the ground. Other soldiers ran after a speeding car, shouting “After him! Follow that car!”“I’ll never forget that scream — a scream of pain and distress,” she told The Associated Press.Resident Jean-Claude Veillant said he saw two uniformed soldiers prone on the ground when he came down to the entrance of his 13-story building.“It was horrible,” he said, adding that both soldiers appeared to be in bad shape and one of them was unconscious.The street is normally guarded by posts that are removed when vehicles move in and out, so the driver must have known exactly when to strike, Veillant said. “They must’ve really planned this,” he said.French counterterrorism prosecutors opened an investigation aimed at pursuing perpetrators on charges of attempted murder of security forces in connection with a terrorist enterprise, the Paris prosecutor’s office said.Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that despite sustained “high threat” against France, the government is sticking to plans to lift a 21-month state of emergency.Speaking to lawmakers, he insisted that a new bill enshrining permanent counterterrorism measures would be enough to replace the state of emergency, imposed after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in November 2015. The bill is currently under parliamentary debate, ahead of an expected end to the state of emergency Nov. 1.French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the attack at a security meeting Wednesday and at a weekly Cabinet meeting.last_img read more

The Role of Men In Preventing Relationship Violence

first_imgThe Howard County Coalition to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence will host a discussion series called “The Role of Men In Preventing Relationship Violence” June 10 at  9:00 a.m. at the Baltimore Washington Conference Center of The United Methodist Church, 11711 East Market Place, Fulton, Md. Continental Breakfast will be provided. Call Akeda Pearson at 443-695-6110 for more information.last_img

Prosecutor Asks for Review of How Smollett Case was Handled

first_imgBy CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated PressCHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County state’s attorney said Friday that she has asked the county’s inspector general to review how her office handled “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s criminal case.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others have criticized the decision by Kim Foxx’s office to drop charges against Smollett accusing him of filing a false report to police that he was the victim of a racist, anti-gay attack in January.In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)“Ensuring that I and my office have the community’s trust and confidence is paramount to me, which is why I invited an independent review of this matter,” Foxx said in a statement. “I welcome this investigation and pledge my full cooperation and the cooperation of my office.”A grand jury indicted the actor on 16 counts in early March. Foxx’s office dropped the charges about three weeks later, giving no detailed explanation for why the case was abandoned.Smollett has maintained his innocence and insisted he was attacked.The Chicago Tribune first reported Foxx’s request Friday and reported Cook County Independent Inspector General Patrick Blanchard set a letter to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and other county leaders informing them of Foxx’s request.Blanchard wrote that Foxx asked for a review “of the circumstances surrounding the resolution of criminal charges formerly pending against Jussie Smollett.” He wrote that his office would proceed with the review.The city of Chicago filed a civil lawsuit Thursday in Cook County court against Smollett, a Black and gay man, in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating his claim that masked men beat him Jan. 29 in Chicago, shouted slurs and wrapped a rope around his neck.The suit comes after Smollett refused the city’s demand that he repay it $130,106. A spokeswoman for Smollett’s legal team said they had no comment on the lawsuit or Foxx’s request for the inspector general review.___Check out the AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.last_img read more

The Asus Eee Laptop Series Selling Off the Shelves World Wide

first_imgAsus Eee Asus Eee Pad tablet to favor Android over Windows Embedded OS The Asus Eee 4GB 701 series PC has made a huge hit in the USA since its launch in early November. The item literally sold off the shelves within a minute of its introductory 10,000 unit distribution. The Asus Eee 4GB with a built in web cam has a seven inch display and weighs around two pounds. It has an Intel mobile CPU and chipset. It is preloaded Linux and Microsoft XP compatible. The XP drivers are included. It has an internal WiFi 802.11 b/g enabling users to access the Internet via available Hot Spots. There is 512 MB of memory with the ability to upgrade to 1 GB. It should be noted that upgrades will void the warranty. The Asus Eee has 4 GB flash embedded storage and an additional 100GB is available with the Asus exclusive E-HD external drive. Other options for storage include USB devices, and a memory stick card slot. There are three USB ports and a SDHC card reader. The Asus Eee has a 300 pixel video camera is built in and high definition audio. The system has built in stereo speakers with audio in/out jacks and VGA out capabilities. The 4 cell battery has a qualified 3.5 hour battery life. Asus qualifies the battery life as dependent on the user´s habits. The dimensions of the Asus Eee 4GB 701 is 8.86 inches wide by 6.30 inches in diameter and weighs around 2 pounds. It is comparable to a ladies clutch bag in terms of portability. It comes with a cover sleeve case to protect the outer surface and currently comes in the colors black and white. The box contains an AC adapter charger, the Eee 701, instruction book and back up CD Rom. The current price is $399.AsusTek Company is based in Taiwan with a presence in virtually all parts of the world. The company is focused on serving the international community by opening financial and technical offices world-wide. It currently employs one hundred thousand employees with a substantial portion of its budget devoted to research and design. A recent 1300 units purchase by Fresno Unified School District in California was made due to its shock resistant design and ease in portability. An initial survey indicated that the students and faculty find the Asus Eee a great asset in education and affordability.In the weeks before Christmas 2007 and the holiday season, AsusTek will release two more Eee laptops. The Asus Eee 4GB 700 and the Asus 2GB 700. These models are primarily for surfing the web and directed research projects for students or on- the- go professionals. The two models do not have a built in video camera, but the internal system is substantially the same. These models will sell for $299 and $349 respectively. The popular Eee is not without its critics. IT Wire reports that Asus Eee may have misrepresented the Linux loaded capabilities. According to IT Wire, some Linux advocates say the Eee uses Xandros a Debian-based distribution that charges a license fee and has an agreement with Microsoft similar to the one signed by Novell. Additionally, some commentators knowledgeable of Linux believe there may be some copyright issues involved that may present problems. Another concern is expressed by Cliff Biffle, a Java developer who invented the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface for Linux. He states that Asus did not follow the rules required by GPL when it modified a particular module of the Linux kernel. Asus is required to publish the source code for the modified module and the name of the author or provide a new name for the modification. Notwithstanding the critics, the very popular Asus Eee is projecting sales to reach three to five million for year 2008. Its short term goals are expected to be met by selling 350 thousand by years end. External Link: Asus eeePC violates GPL say Linux stalwarts — www.itwire.com/content/view/15490/ The sturdy and light weight Asus Eee has captured the hearts and minds of US consumers, students and educators. The Eee series has all the features of its competitors, but its affordable price is turning heads. The Eee units are literally selling off the shelves world-wide. Citation: The Asus Eee Laptop Series Selling Off the Shelves World Wide (2007, November 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-11-asus-eee-laptop-series-shelves.html 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.last_img read more

Mamata takes a dig at BJP through poem on the eve of

first_imgKolkata: On the eve of the announcement of the results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to constitute the 17th Parliament, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has written a poem titled ‘Jaruri’ on Wednesday. In the poem, Banerjee has mentioned the recent incidents involving the Centre.Through the verses, she has repeatedly hinted at the emergency-like situation that has prevailed in the country throughout the tenure of the Modi government. In the poem, she has mentioned about note ban through the line-“Madhyo rate siddhanto- otao jaruri…” while also taking a dig at the meditation of Narendra Modi in a cave at Kedarnath through the line- “Ganatantra Guhae- otao jaruri.”last_img

This Gadget Will Let You 3D Print in Nutella

first_img 2 min read Once upon a time, serving bananas flambé — complete with fire leaping out of the pan — was an impressive way to end a dinner party. But soon, there could be an even crazier option: bringing your desktop 3-D printer to the table and serving up 3-D printed dessert made out of Nutella.Waterloo, Canada-based company Structur3D Printing has created a printer attachment called a “paste extruder” that works with most 3-D printer models and allows makers to create 3-D printed items with a variety of soft materials.Related: With $6.4 Million in New Funding, This 3-D Printed Insole Maker Is Looking HotA Kickstarter campaign for the tool launched today and has already surpassed its initial financial target. The team was hoping to raise $30,000 Canadian dollars (CAD) and, as of 2 p.m. ET, the team had already raised more than $32,500 CAD.The company intends to use the funds to produce at least 100 paste extruder units.With the attachment, which you get with a $249 CAD pledge to the campaign, you can print objects with silicone, polyurethane, wood filler, clay, ceramics, icing sugar, Nutella or conductive paint. The goal is to give inventors and makers the ability to use more than just plastic in their existing 3-D printers, allowing them to be more creative and save money as they experiment with prototypes. The plastic filament typically required in first generation 3-D printers is expensive.Related: Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House“There have been 3-D printers specifically designed to print different types of food or silicone. Our product is different, because we’re allowing you to make use of the printer you already have at home,” the Kickstarter campaign reads.The Discov3ry paste extruder is compatible with desktop 3-D Printers manufactured by MakerBot, Ultimaker and printrbot, among other popular brands.Related: 3-D Printers Take a Step Toward the MainstreamCheck out the video embedded below of the Discov3ry paste extruder being used with Nutella. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img June 10, 2014 Register Now »last_img read more