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first_img“High income households [move] into the region, looking for accessible, cool, young neighborhoods,” she explained. The attractiveness of the Mission specifically, she added, “in part it has to do with the age of the new workers that are arriving and in part it has to do with the character of the neighborhood and in part the accessibility of the neighborhood.”The study shows how quickly and sharply the Mission has changed.The average percentage of adults over 25 with college degrees in the Mission more than doubled from 1990 to 2013 – going from 21.22 percent to 33.86 percent of the population. Conversely, the non-white population in the Mission dropped  from 71.8 percent in 1990 to 57.3 percent in 2013. (See full graphics at the end of the story)Their data comes from community organizations, the U.S. Census, county tax assessors and real-estate transactions, as well as interviews and field observations.As many Mission residents know, the sharp changes came in two waves: First, in the dot-com boom of the the late 1990s and the second, a few years after the 2008 recession.“The changes experienced by the Mission during the dotcom boom are those typically associated with the traditional conception of gentrification, or the influx of investment and higher-income, usually White, residents to areas with low-income, often minority, residents,” the study authors wrote in their case study of the Mission.When the dot-com bubble burst in the spring of 2000, gentrification pressures slowed, they wrote, and stalled again after the 2008 recession. A new tech boom built slowly after 2008 and has yet to subside.In contrast to the first dotcom boom, however, other factors have fueled gentrification, including an influx of residents who place a value on culture.“There’s this idea of wanting authenticity in where you live, being around people of different culture…and that that might be changing preferences in the younger population,” Zuk said in an interview.Their case study also argues that gentrification in the 1990s meant that today there are “weaker community organizations and fewer units left to gentrify.”Additionally, they wrote, buyouts in the Mission are increasing, “perhaps indicating a switch in landlords’ tactics from evictions to buyouts.”Zuk and Chapple found that many areas of the Bay Area – including the Excelsior and Daly City – are at the beginning of the gentrification process or are at high risk of being gentrified.“The number of [areas] at risk of displacement are 123 percent higher than the numbers already experiencing them, indicating that the transformation of the Bay Area will continue to accelerate,” the authors wrote as one of their key findings.Only time will tell how long it takes these areas to reach the Mission’s advanced status. You can check out Zuk and Chapple’s study here, and see what it says about your neighborhood.  Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 1990 Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 2000 Percentage of non-white residents in the Mission in 2013 Change in the Mission from 1990 to 2013. Median household income in San Francisco in 2000 Median household income in San Francisco in 2013 Median household income in the Mission in 1990 Median household income in the Mission in 2000 Median household income in the Mission in 2013 Tags: displacement • Election 2015 • gentrification Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% En Español.The Mission District – one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods 25 years ago – is in “an advanced stage of gentrification” and is now comparable to some parts of the South Bay, such as Sunnyvale, a suburb with an average median income of around $106,000, according to a recent study by two Berkeley researchers.While the Mission’s average median income – is around $74,000 – it is on its way to higher levels, according to recent economic trends.   However, because there remains much more to be gentrified, there is also potentially much that can be done to prevent the neighborhood from arriving to an “end state,” according to the researchers Miriam Zuk and Karen Chapple.“…to ensure a long-term supply of affordable housing in the Mission, affordable housing production, in addition to preservation of the existing stock, is key,” they wrote.Looking at data from 1990 to 2013, the researchers created a scale to measure gentrification based on demographic changes such as increases in educational attainment, median income, and real estate investment. They found that, thanks to two tech booms, its attractive “cultural richness,” and its proximity to transportation, the Mission has experienced a rapid gentrification like no other neighborhood in the Bay Area, according to Zuk.center_img 0%last_img read more


first_imgHarrison Street is blocked off between 26th and Cesar Chavez and except for officers on the street, the area nearby was devoid of people.One neighbor near Cesar Chavez said they heard eight shots.Update at 5:36 p.m.: 26th street is now open east to west.The scene at 5:35 p.m. Photo by Mark RabineWe will update as we get more information. Update: An arrest has been made in the shooting. One of the injured men is also suspected of being the shooter. Read the full update here.Police said today that they got a call at 4:44 p.m. that two people had been shot on Harrison Street between 26th and Cesar Chavez.The victims were taken to San Francisco General Hospital. Their condition is unknown, according to Grace Gatpandan, a police spokesperson.An officer on the scene said they were there to secure the scene and investigate. Another officer said that no suspects had been detailed. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img 0%last_img read more


first_img“While we were unable to support the legislation in its original form, we are now comfortable to support the legislation as amended,” said Brian Wiedenmeier, executive director of the Bicycle Coalition. The legislation, sponsored by District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, would prohibit “the assembly, disassembly, sale, offer of sale, distribution, or offer of distribution on public property or public rights-of-way of bicycles and bicycle parts.” A person having five or more bicycles, three or more bicycles with missing parts, a bike frame with severed brake or gear cables, or five or more bicycle parts on the street would receive a notice.   Public Works staff would be responsible for issuing notices and removing the bicycles and parts from the sidewalk. The recipient of the notice would have a chance to retrieve the items within 30 days, if they can prove ownership. An earlier version of the proposal had been scheduled for a full-board vote back in July, but was returned to the committee after Sheehy made major changes.In a year, 60 percent of calls about bike theft were fielded by Mission Station, according research presented by Sheehy’s office.  Advocates for the homeless, the proposal’s most vocal detractors, still say the law criminalizes the unhoused. “It was a complete disregard for the possibility that homeless people could be owners of five or more bike parts,” said Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness, after the committee’s decision. “It’s not okay to treat homeless people that way. I thought it was pretty disgusting.” Friedenbach believes the law would violate the Fourth Amendment rights of homeless people. “You can’t confiscate people’s property without probable cause,” she said. “It’s simply something we believe is dangerous,” said Lenine Umali, a Director of External Affairs and Policy at Compass Family Services, during public comment. “For the already vulnerable homeless population in San Francisco, we believe [the ordinance] would unnecessarily focus city resources on criminalizing them, even though this is now being housed under Public Works.” Tags: bikes • Board of Supervisors Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%center_img A law that would make bike “chop shops” illegal will move to the Board of Supervisors for a vote after winning over two former opponents, who changed their minds now that police won’t be enforcing the law. District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin and representatives of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who previously opposed the proposal, voiced their support at a committee hearing during which supervisors greenlit the legislation to go to the full Board for approval on Tuesday, Oct. 3. “Supervisor Sheehy has some reasonable steps to make [the legislation] less objectionable, given that it really is a problem throughout the city,” Peskin said at Monday’s Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting before recommending the proposal move to a full-board vote. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition also spoke in support of prohibiting chop shops, now that Public Works crews — not police officers — will be responsible for enforcement. last_img read more


first_imgKEIRON Cunningham praised Saints resolve and attitude in their 20-16 win over Wakefield.“We came through a lot of adversity,” he said. “You can’t practice what we did out there; you just put your faith in a group of players to do their best and they genuinely gave me all they could. Today they showed what they are made of.“Our middles were phenomenal. We had one sub in Lance Hohaia and we did all we could to save him up and roll the middle players. Alex Walmsley was superb; Atelea Vea came of age too. He is a superstar in the making and will be a good Saints player for a long time.“I could name more though. They showed what it meant to them and I’m really proud of what they did. They worked for each other.”He continued: “I have been involved in wins that come with adversity. They sometimes are your best ones and I said that half time that we would remember when and where these two points came from. These could be the ones that could get you to a particular finishing place. It was a massive victory for us.“It’s been a good start to the season. We spoke about starting big because of the new system and we have done that. I would prefer more performances like Salford away but I am more than happy with what they are doing.”Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival will be assessed for leg injuries over the weekend whilst Luke Thompson has concussion.last_img read more


first_imgKEIRON Cunningham was “immensely proud” of his side’s second half performance as they beat Widnes to go back to the top of the First Utility Super League.Saints turned aside a 14-6 deficit to win 30-20 at the Select Security Stadium.“I thought at times they were untouchable in that second half,” he said. “We had a conversation with the players at half time… we said we set some really high standards at this club regardless of who and where we play. We said if we play to those standards across the board then we should do exceptionally well.“I thought we looked jaded in the first half but in the second, we set the standard high and I knew if we maintained it we could get the game comfortably. But we had to stick to the process.“The spirit is high here; you can try and fabricate certain things in rugby and make teams do things but without that genuine bond then you won’t push through the tough times together.“Just look at that break from Danny Craven. Everyone tracked back and yes, we got some luck because he fell over, but we put him under pressure. Then we defended the set. That resilience is unteachable.”Cunningham praised Atelea Vea and Joe Greenwood’s contributions after the game as well as Travis Burns who was “outstanding”.“Yet again my forwards held their hands up. Mose (Masoe) is coming to the table now, Alex is setting his stall out too and the kids are doing a good job. It’s really promising.“Lance did well too and it will be tough not to pick him next week after that.”Tommy Makinson suffered concussion in the match and will have to go through the usual protocols to have a chance next week.Cunningham also said there was no news on Jonny Lomax and Mark Percival as the club will seek second opinions before making a statement.last_img read more


first_imgWE continue our review of the 2015 season with reflections of April, May and June.Please note that some of the links below may contain advertising that is no longer relevant.APRILThe eagerly anticipated Good Friday derby ended in an agonising 12-4 defeat.Saints lost Jon Wilkin to injury in training as well as Joe Greenwood and Paul Wellens during the game.Saints’ only try came from McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Easter Monday brought Saints’ third defeat on the bounce, a 20-28 loss at home to Hull FC. There were some plus points, with debuts to 19-year-old centre Jack Ashworth and 17-year-old Ricky Bailey.Saints then won their first league game at Huddersfield Giants in five years with an 11-8 victory. Walsh, Travis and Wilkin all returned from injury and were integral in the victory.But the visit of Leeds Rhinos was a match to forget for Saints fans. Down 28-6 at half time, a buoyant second half performance wasn’t enough as the Rhinos went home 16-41 winners.The 34-16 decision at home to Widnes was a welcome return to winning ways. Percival returned from injury and played his part in a solid team performance – Makinson’s 80-yard try a highlight on the night.Saints re-signed Shannon McDonnell after receiving the devastating news that star full back Jonny Lomax would be ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The news came as a huge blow for Lomax, who sat out over half the season last year with a snapped cruciate ligament.Lance Hohaia also retired with immediate effect.MAYDougie Charnock made his first appearance in more than 18 months, and scored two tries, during a nine-try demolition of Wakefield Wildcats. McDonnell came straight into the starting line up at full back (after only landing in the country a day or two previous) and there were also braces for Walsh and Makinson.Swift scored four tries in vain, three in the first half, during the side’s first visit of the season to Catalan, with Saints going down 33-26.Despite a sterling effort from the Championship One side, York City Knights were well beaten in the Sixth Round of the Challenge Cup. Makinson scored four whilst Swift bagged three. York did score late on, much to the delight of the traveling and home supporters.With Walsh out injured and Wilkin suspended, Charnock was drafted in at scrum half for the trip to the KC Stadium. Saints defended for their lives, eventually beating Hull FC 17-10 with superb tries from McDonnell and Makinson. Turner rounded off the win with a drop goal.And Saints then beat Warrington 20-16 at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle – the rivals serving up another classic that went right to the whistle.At the end of the month Saints announced the signing of Lama Tasi for the 2016 and 2017 seasons whilst its Academy was rated as Outstanding by the RFL once again.JUNEA 32-12 victory over the Salford Red Devils took Saints back to the top of the league, with the home side scoring 24 unanswered points in the first half.However, the loss of Makinson to injury at the death took the shine off the win.Despite being down 10-8 at half time, Saints produced a stunning second half display to beat arch rivals Wigan Warriors at Langtree Park. Led by Wilkin, Saints produced their best performance of the year so far, with tries coming from Swift, Turner, Burns, McDonnell and the captain.A last minute Ben Roberts drop goal sealed the win for the home side when Saints travelled to Castleford Tigers, winning 25-24.After a tough month of fixtures, the team were dealt another injury blow with mid-season signing Shannon McDonnell injuring his Achilles. He was subsequently ruled out for the remainder of the season, adding to the already horrendous full back injury crisis.And June 24 was a sad day for every Saints fan, as Paul Wellens announced his retirement with immediate effect to bring the curtain down on an incredible 18 year professional career. Fittingly, he bowed out as a Super League Champion.Thanks to Kyle Amor’s first try of the season, Saints marched on into the Challenge Cup semi-finals after beating Widnes Vikings 36-20 at Langtree Park. The result was only secure in the last 10 minutes thanks to tries from Amor, Turner and a penalty from Percival.Towards the end of the month, Josh Jones announced he had signed for Exeter Chiefs whilst Mose Masoe signalled his intention to return to the NRL with St George.Luke Walsh also was in the news – but this time it wasn’t an injury concern. He told delighted Saints fans he had exercised his third year option and would be at the club in 2016.Tomorrow, we review July, August and September.last_img read more


first_img 911 got the call around noon and they were unstuck in about an hour thanks to the sheriff’s office marine unit, Oak Island Water Rescue and Oak Island Fire Department. 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 Settings OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit helped crews rescue two women who got stuck in muddy oyster beds in Oak Island Wednesday.The sheriff’s office says the women, from South Carolina, were in kayaks when they got stuck in the 6400 block of East Yacht Drive.- Advertisement – last_img read more


first_imgEmpie Park Fire Station 9/11 Memorial WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While many first responders are getting ready for Hurricane Florence, the Empie Park Fire Station paused for an hour this morning to recognize 9/11.Community leaders joined firefighters for a memorial ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the attack on the world trade center.- Advertisement – Representatives read the names of nearly 350 firefighters who died responding to the attack. Deputy Fire Chief Jon Mason said, while it is a busy week for everyone preparing for hurricane florence, it is important to stop and remember this day.“Despite the fact that we have all these preparations going on to prepare ourselves and our city and our families for this impending storm, it’s absolutely vital that we not forget those who have come before us and have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Mason said.The Empie Park Fire Station has been holding this ceremony each year since 2012 when they built a memorial.last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Downtown Wilmington’s Front Street is home to dozens of shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s also the location of a recent shooting and two stabbings.Sunday morning, two men were stabbed. WPD reports two men were stabbed early Sunday morning near the corner of Front and Chestnut street. Police say a fight near Pravda Night Club led to this stabbing. Surveillance video,however, shows a different story.- Advertisement – This surveillance video from Pravda shows one of the stabbing victims inside the club earlier that evening. The stabbing happened a block away and almost 20 minutes after the club closed.Pravda Night Club General Manager Derrick Morgan says when they heard about the stabbing. One of his bouncers went down to Chestnut Street and brought the stabbing victim back to the club for medical care. Morgan says an inappropriately behaving group was forced out of the club earlier in the night but, it is not clear if the two incidents are connected.“As I walked up I saw that a guy was getting kicked out [by a bouncer] and that he needed help to get him kicked out,” said Morgan. “[The bouncer] asked him nicely and the guy was like ‘Oh I’m not going to leave ‘and so my other bouncer assisted to help him out and he ended up talking to him and getting this guy removed without any problems…”Related Article: Wilmington Police Department holds swearing-in ceremonyMorgan says the footage shows the group that was kicked out exiting in the direction opposite of where the stabbing was reported.We asked Wilmington Police for more information about the alleged fight near Pravda. A spokeswoman told us the police report is a summary of eye-witness reports. The stabbing is still under investigation.last_img read more


first_img Tyler Wittkofsky, with H2GO says are on scene working to fix the break. In the meantime, he says they have been able to reroute water to the neighborhood.Officials say there will be a boil water advisory in place for those affected until further notice. H2GO says they are working on putting together a list of streets affected, and will send out calls to those residents.Wittkofsky says they will continue to update the situation via their website and social media. LELAND, NC (WWAY) — An H2GO official says water should be restored to the Waterford community after a brief outage Sunday afternoon.An official says there was a two-inch water line break in front of Advance Auto Parts in Waterford Village.- Advertisement – last_img


first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Malta Financial Services Authority has registered its first group of 9 Virtual Financial Assets Agents under the VFA Act.This group joins 14 which were approved ‘in-principle’ earlier this year.The financial authority also says that it has also approved 4 more ‘in-principle’ agents this year.A Virtual Financial Assets Agent is an organisation or individual that protects the public interest and act as a liaison between clients and the MFSA. They are expected to ensure the correct background checks are conducted on clients as well as staying on top of current Anti-Money Laundering law and regulations.According to the MFSA’s Chief Officer responsible for Strategy, Policy and Innovation, Dr Christopher P. Buttigieg, ‘the role of the VFA Agent under the VFA Act is primarily that of gatekeeper – a first line of defence which ensures that only persons who are fit and proper enter the financial system. The registration of the first batch of VFA Agents is a major milestone in our regulatory journey in this field.’WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more


first_imgPL MEP candidate Josianne Cutajar reacted to the possibility of being elected thanking all those who have placed their trust in her and the other Labour candidates. Cutajar said that the Maltese have chosen representatives that speak out in favour of the country.READ: PL to get its fourth seat in EP; Casa to be electedCutajar was interviewed by Newsbook.com.mt at the Naxxar Counting Hall late on Sunday evening prior to the official results being announced. At present the projections are showing that Malta’s six representatives will be Miriam Dalli, Alfred Sant, Alex Agius Saliba and Josianne Cutajar for Partit Laburista while Roberta Metsola and David Casa for Partit Nazzjonalista. If elected, Cutajar will be the first Gozitan to be elected to European Parliament.READ: LIVE: Follow what’s happening inside the Counting HallReacting to the news that she will probably be elected on behalf of Partit Laburista, Cutajar said that she humbly accepts the result. According to Cutajar, the historic win for Partit Laburista shows that the electorate has acknowledged the work done by Partit Laburista and gave importance to the work done by the Prime Minister and PL leader Joseph Muscat. Cutajar further elaborated that with the results gained by the party, this will allow them to continue with their work at a European level.Cutajar said that the process is nearing the end and that she will continue following closely. According to unofficial sources the result show that the gap between Partit Laburista and Partit Nazzjonalista is at 50,000 votes.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement SELECT ALL. MOVE TO NEW FOLDER. That was my cheat move on January 1, 2017 after I failed to implement my regular annual actions within my email boxes.See, unlike most people I know I have spent a number of years channeling the bulk of my work to my email inbox.I started doing this when I realized that it was far more convenient to handle things on email than in face-to-face meetings or using the other computer applications (back then they were called programmes) we have at our disposal. – Advertisement – To this day I get a little irritated by people who create Microsoft Word attachments containing text that could just as appropriately be conveyed within the body of an email.They are almost as bad as the people who send you an email asking you to share information with someone else in the office or within your networks whose email address they also have.The email etiquette conversation will take place later.The point here is that I took a hard position and ‘strongly encouraged’ everyone I had work discussions with to “send me an email” or “start an email thread” or “copy me into the email on that”.The plan was simple and has worked well so far. Get all work sent to my email inbox(es). Tackle it there in writing and on record. File it away appropriately. Check back on it when the subject issue returns.It has worked quite well so far.The formula is quite simple but effective. My task is simply to read my emails in order to resolve all work issues. Every email that lands stays in my inbox until it is acted upon. Once I have tackled it (either by delegating, acting, responding or even plain ignoring or deleting), then I move it into its relevant folder.(I even found a discussion I got involved in about this from a 2012 post elsewhere – https://goo.gl/56x2oa) This is a crucial modus operandi for a person like me who doesn’t have just the one job with one email address. There are some assignments that I take on that come with their own email addresses, and people that I deal with who have more than one email address against my name.So I expend quite a bit of effort to keep all emails channeled to the correct email address. When a client sends a work issue to my personal @gmail.com address, for instance, I will forward it to my work email address and then reply to the client using that.I have even gone as far as telling some people to delete the ‘wrong’ email address if I notice they are persisting with it.My end of day rule, with all this, is to ensure that I don’t have more than one hundred (100) emails in any inbox by the time I go to bed. That number is rather high, but if you’ve ever gone a week on upcountry travel without regular email access you can understand how they could accumulate.Luckily, those emails also include the forwards, personal messages and subscriptions that churn out all manner of notifications, alerts and so on and so forth.After that, I have an end of year rule as well – I must start the year out with ZERO (0) emails in all of my inboxes.The end of day rule normally has me sitting at my home desk clicking away and shuffling things about, while the end of year one makes my last week of the year rather frantic because of the massive accumulation that tends to occur during the last quarter of the year.If I didn’t break the end of day rule along the way, I would find it easy to deal with the end of year rule.Since I use Google Suite (what we used to call Google Apps for Business), it makes it easier for me to stick to my rules. I have email display settings that show me only 50 messages, so my easy target is to only have one page of emails displayed.But this year, I had to cheat. It was a bit too much to handle because most of the emails included meeting minutes that had to be read and corrected, and reports that needed reading and responding to, and full blown pamphlets that required analysis and, again, responses.I couldn’t.I spent three hours and realized I was still at 1,700 emails. Mind you, these are not unread emails, they are just the ones that were still in my inbox, meaning they were unhanded.Frazzled and jittery about breaking that major end of year rule, I took inspiration from one of my favorite work desk experiences.I had walked over to the desk of a colleague from Argentina, Pedro, and found him looking at his computer screen quite intently while scrolling through a red list of emails. We used Lotus Notes back then and it was quite flat, uninspiring and even annoying.[related-posts]Pedro wasn’t reading the emails. He was just looking at them. And then, while chatting with me, he started deleting them in batches.I was flabbergasted. How could he do that?“They are useless to me,” he explained.If any of the issues there had been urgent or serious, he said, someone would have either picked up the phone or walked over to his desk.“I’m a field guy and they know it – I cannot be expected to be reading emails!”I ignored that last bit but took inspiration from the first part. If an issue were urgent, then the person who emailed me about it in August would have sent a follow up message or something – surely. So on January 1, 2017 I just cleaned out and put all those emails into a new folder titled, ‘Old Mail To Be Handled’.And I am going to handle them day by day going backwards from December 31, 2016 till I just give up on realizing that the issues might not be urgent any more.last_img read more


first_imgImage Credit: ibtimes Advertisement Micro-blogging web platform; Twitter Inc. on Wednesday launched a customisable Direct Message Card that businesses can use to promote and share bots and other customer experiences in Direct Messages aiming at helping businesses drive discovery of such experiences – both through Promoted Tweets and organic sharing.“Twitter is the best place for customers to reach brands in real-time and with today’s launch, businesses can expand and deepen their engagement with customers by leading them straight to customised Direct Message experiences,” Arvinder Gujral; Senior Director, Business Development at Twitter Asia Pacific, said in a statement.Using a Direct Message Card, businesses can capture people’s attention with engaging image or video creatives and include up to four fully customisable call-to-action buttons. – Advertisement – Several brands around the world are launching Promoted Tweet campaigns using the Direct Message Card this week.“Patron Tequila, a leading spirits brands, is using the Direct Message Card to entice people to engage with their messaging bot – Bot-Tender – which creates personalized cocktail recommendations based on responses to questions around occasion, flavour and even emoji,” the company added.[related-posts]source: IANSlast_img read more


first_img(Photo Courtesy) Advertisement HP on Tuesday announced the launch of its two new Pavilion All-in-One PCs with 23.8-inch and 27-inch displays respectively.These two desktop PCs come just in time for the back-to-school spree and pack some of the features that make them suitable for both parents and kids, as per the company. The pricing for the new Pavilion PCs starts from $749.99 (roughly Ug shs. 2,697,714.03).As mentioned earlier, the refreshed Pavilion desktops come with 23.8-inch and 27-inch displays with up to 4K resolution. – Advertisement – There are variants with touchscreen displays and the 23.8-inch variant is also available with edge-to-edge design (micro-edge bezel). Both new Pavilion desktop PCs are available with up to seventh-generation Intel Core processors and up to 16GB of RAM.Apart from the onboard Intel graphics, there is also an option for AMD Radeon 530 graphics card for advanced video editing, powerful photo manipulation, and casual gaming.In terms of storage, users get the option of choosing between the regular HDD storage and faster SSD storage. The new desktop PCs also offer the option of dual storage that allows users to have both HDD and SSD storage in hybrid configuration.Interestingly, the HP Pavilion 27 is among the first PCs to feature Intel’s Optane memory that caches frequently used data to accelerate performance.In terms of connectivity, the new desktops offer options including a 3-in-1 media card slot, one USB Type-C, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0, an HDMI-in, and an HDMI-out.The new Pavilion desktops have dual front-firing speakers that have been custom-tuned by the company in collaboration with B&O Play. A fabric overlay on the speakers, and audio custom-tuned by B&O Play provide more acoustic transparency for a richer, clearer, immersive sound.HP – All in One Pavilion 241 of 2 (Photo Courtesy) (Photo Courtesy)The new Pavilion All-in-One desktops come with a built-in webcam that goes back into its casing when not in use to provide additional privacy to those users who are wary of hackers (a certain Zuckerberg might come to mind). There is also an optional Infrared camera that will provide additional layer of security with facial recognition feature.HP claims it has powered for productivity, created to connect and entertain, and designed to enhance the home, these newly redesigned HP Pavilion All-in-Ones gives consumers tools to do it all, without trade-offs.last_img read more


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first_imgShareMedia Advisory AddThis CONTACT: Michael Cinelli PHONE: (713) 831-4794SOUTH KOREAN EDUCATORS TO TOUR MODEL SCIENCE LABAn advisory board of 20 South Korean educators,including principles, teachers and school board members, will be given a tour ofthe Rice/HISD Model Science Lab at Lanier Middle School from 9 a.m.- noon,Wednesday, Jan. 28. The tour will provide the educators an overview of the lab,which was created by Rice’s Center for Education and serves as a training groundfor middle school science teachers. Noni Harcombe, assistant professor ofeducation and project director for the Model Science Lab, will conduct the tourof the model lab and the classrooms of science teachers who have graduated fromthe program. Lanier Middle School is located at 2600 Woodhead. For moreinformation, contact Michael Cinelli at (713) 831-4794.### last_img read more


first_imghttp://news.rice.edu/files/2016/07/0725_GNR-2-WEB-v4fuxj.jpgRice University physicist Ching-Hwa Kiang, left, and alumna Sithara Wijeratne led a study to determine the mechanical properties of graphene nanoribbons in solution. They found the nanoribbons mimic the properties of natural polymers like proteins and DNA and may be suitable for biomimetic applications. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/07/0725_GNR-1-WEB-xh5251.jpgRice University physicist Ching-Hwa Kiang, left, and graduate student Jingqiang Li analyze readings at the atomic force microscope in her lab. The researchers analyzed the properties of carbon nanoribbons in solutions with the equipment they normally use to analyze DNA, proteins and cells. (Credit: Rice University) Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:Ching-Hwa Kiang Research Group: http://www.chkiang.rice.eduWiess School of Natural Sciences: http://natsci.rice.eduImages for download: http://news.rice.edu/files/2016/07/0725_GNR-3-WEB-sp8bto.jpgThe tip of an atomic force microscope on a cantilevered arm is used to pull a graphene nanoribbon the same way it would be used to pull apart a protein or a strand of DNA in a Rice University lab. The microscope can be used to measure properties like rigidity in a material as it’s manipulated by the tip. (Credit: Kiang Research Group/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.center_img Share11Editor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release. David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduNanoribbons in solutions mimic nature Rice University scientists test graphene ribbons’ abilities to integrate with biological systems HOUSTON – (Aug. 15, 2016) – Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University.Knowing the details of how GNRs behave in a solution will help make them suitable for wide use in biomimetics, according to Rice physicist Ching-Hwa Kiang, whose lab employed its unique capabilities to probe nanoscale materials like cells and proteins in wet environments. Biomimetic materials are those that imitate the forms and properties of natural materials.The research led by recent Rice graduate Sithara Wijeratne, now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University, appears in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.Graphene nanoribbons can be thousands of times longer than they are wide. They can be produced in bulk by chemically “unzipping” carbon nanotubes, a process invented by Rice chemist and co-author James Tour and his lab.Their size means they can operate on the scale of biological components like proteins and DNA, Kiang said. “We study the mechanical properties of all different kinds of materials, from proteins to cells, but a little different from the way other people do,” she said. “We like to see how materials behave in solution, because that’s where biological things are.” Kiang is a pioneer in developing methods to probe the energy states of proteins as they fold and unfold.She said Tour suggested her lab have a look at the mechanical properties of GNRs. “It’s a little extra work to study these things in solution rather than dry, but that’s our specialty,” she said.Nanoribbons are known for adding strength but not weight to solid-state composites, like bicycle frames and tennis rackets, and forming an electrically active matrix. A recent Rice project infused them into an efficient de-icer coating for aircraft.But in a squishier environment, their ability to conform to surfaces, carry current and strengthen composites could also be valuable.“It turns out that graphene behaves reasonably well, somewhat similar to other biological materials. But the interesting part is that it behaves differently in a solution than it does in air,” she said. The researchers found that like DNA and proteins, nanoribbons in solution naturally form folds and loops, but can also form helicoids, wrinkles and spirals.Kiang, Wijeratne and Jingqiang Li, a co-author and student in the Kiang lab, used atomic force microscopy to test their properties. Atomic force microscopy can not only gather high-resolution images but also take sensitive force measurements of nanomaterials by pulling on them. The researchers probed GNRs and their precursors, graphene oxide nanoribbons.The researchers discovered that all nanoribbons become rigid under stress, but their rigidity increases as oxide molecules are removed to turn graphene oxide nanoribbons into GNRs. They suggested this ability to tune their rigidity should help with the design and fabrication of GNR-biomimetic interfaces.“Graphene and graphene oxide materials can be functionalized (or modified) to integrate with various biological systems, such as DNA, protein and even cells,” Kiang said. “These have been realized in biological devices, biomolecule detection and molecular medicine. The sensitivity of graphene bio-devices can be improved by using narrow graphene materials like nanoribbons.”Wijeratne noted graphene nanoribbons are already being tested for use in DNA sequencing, in which strands of DNA are pulled through a nanopore in an electrified material. The base components of DNA affect the electric field, which can be read to identify the bases.The researchers saw nanoribbons’ biocompatibility as potentially useful for sensors that could travel through the body and report on what they find, not unlike the Tour lab’s nanoreporters that retrieve information from oil wells.Further studies will focus on the effect of the nanoribbons’ width, which range from 10 to 100 nanometers, on their properties.Co-authors are Rice research scientist Evgeni Penev; graduate student Wei Lu; alumna Amanda Duque, now a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Boris Yakobson, the Karl F. Hasselmann Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering and a professor of chemistry. Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Chemistry as well as a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering. Kiang is an associate professor of physics and astronomy and of bioengineering.The Welch Foundation and the National Science Foundation supported the research. The researchers used the NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment and the NSF-supported DAVinCI supercomputer administered by Rice’s Center for Research Computing and procured in a partnership with Rice’s Ken Kennedy Institute.-30-Read the abstract at http://www.nature.com/articles/srep31174 AddThislast_img read more