National Weather Service details severe storm threats

first_img Cool and dry weather is forecast for this weekend.Tornadoes will be the biggest threat, starting Thursday afternoon and continuing through the evening.Dry and cool weather is on tap for this weekend.A slow warming trend starts next week. Strong to severe storms are expected Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service, which said the impacts are likely to be felt in Port Arthur and Mid-County.last_img

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Broadway Grosses: The Lion King Leads the Pack at the Box Office

first_img Here’s a look at who was on top and who was not for the week ending August 18: FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($2,112,788) 2. Wicked ($1,871,050) 3. The Book of Mormon ($1,741,615) 4. Kinky Boots ($1,649,031) 5. Motown The Musical ($1,437,843) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. First Date ($424,227) 4. Rock of Ages ($384, 217) 3. Let It Be ($316,572) 2. Forever Tango ($282,884) 1. Soul Doctor ($200,673)* from $75.00 With Labor Day just around the corner, Broadway fans are squeezing in trips to New York City to catch a show before school starts. The Lion King roared ahead at the box office this week as the only show to hit the $2 million mark. Big earners Matilda and Kinky Boots both broke their box office records, and the new musical Soul Doctor got a bump in sales on its opening week. Meanwhile, The Book of Mormon and Pippin packed in crowds with over 100% capacity. FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.63%) 2. Kinky Boots (100.77%) 3. Matilda (100.75%) 4. Pippin (100.01%) 5. Motown The Musical (99.37%)center_img View Comments The Lion King Related Shows UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark (78.55%)** 4. Annie (73.00%) 3. Cinderella (72.93%) 2. Forever Tango (64.74%) 1. Let It Be (39.58%) *Number based on four previews and four regular performances. **Number based on seven performances; the eighth was cancelled mid-show after cast member Daniel Curry was injured.  Information provided by the Broadway League.last_img read more

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Dining

first_imgWhether you’re in the mood for a filling entree, soup and salad or just need to grab a quick meal, Family and MWR Hawaii, the exchange and the Inn at Schofield Barracks offer dining options.Family and MWR Hawaii dining facilities are ready to serve you. AAFES operates food courts and fast-food restaurants on USAG-HI installations. For more information, visit https://hawaii.armymwr.com/categories/social-and-dining or www.shopmyexchange.com.The Inn at Schofield Barracks features a cafe open to all authorized patrons. Kolekole Bar and Grill, a full-service restaurant, offers a variety of menu items, beverages and entertainment with multiple flat screens for your enjoyment. For larger events, Family and MWR Hawaii has a catering and conference center for special events such as hail and farewells, seminars, birthday parties and weddings. The Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center provides you with everything you need for dining, conferences and unwinding at the end of the day. The Nehelani is also an ideal catering or meeting location with banquet and meeting rooms to meet any group size. The facility is open to all ranks. Call the Nehelani at 808-655-4466 and the Kolekole Bar and Grill at 808-655-0660. Nehelani catering can be reached at 808-655-0660.last_img read more

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Blue Competition Cycles Back, New Models Coming for 2015

first_imgThe then-new AC1 aero road bike shown at DealerCamp in 2012.In summer 2012, Blue Competition Cycles was busy revamping its aero road and triathlon bikes leading into a sale to Lake Rudd Capital Partners. That sale completed, followed quickly by a move to sell to Divine Group. With Divine Group’s recent bankruptcy (which led to Mad Fiber going on the auction block), the brand was in limbo.We buzzed CEO Steven Harad to see what was going on. Here’s what he had to say:“Last week, we officially sold the company to The Minds Group. We’re setting up our business in Delaware, but it’s owned by a factory out of Taiwan that will largely remain anonymous. From the consumer end, it’s a U.S. company and will remain that way. It’s literally baby steps right now. We’ve got a million dollars worth of inventory in Asia and the first container leaves today. So we’ll have a lot of bikes here soon.“We’re financially sound, the backing is great. I’ve rehired Daniel Stallings as our sales manager. He was with the company through the the original owners and the mess that happened in the interim. The decisions -sales, marketing, product management- are all made by the two of us, and it’s great to have the history that Daniel brings.“We’ve been working behind the scenes so we wouldn’t lose momentum. We have four new bikes designed and almost ready for 2015. We won’t be at Eurobike, mainly because we won’t be ready, so our debut will at Interbike. We have a couple new cyclocross bikes, and we’ll definitely be in Kona this year for Ironman. We’re looking at road teams for road models, and we’re looking outside those three basic categories for expansion in 2015 and beyond.“The cool thing is it’s a huge challenge, we’ve got a lot of work to do, but if I didn’t believe in the new product and designs we have I would have gotten out of it. There’s room for niche brands in the market, and we’re bringing some cool stuff. We’ve got more engineers on our team now than we’ve ever had. That’s one of the benefits of the new ownership. You’ll see some pretty cool stuff out of us.”last_img read more

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Village Presbyterian’s new childcare center traces its roots to the church’s founding more than 60 years ago

first_imgCenter Director Rosemary Marshall with some of the younger childcare family.Providing childcare has been part of the vision of Village Presbyterian Church since its founding. A new childcare center at the church’s Meneilly Center campus is just the latest evidence of that commitment.“This was part of Dr. Bob’s dream, to get this established,” said Rosemary Marshall, the director of the Village Church Child and Family Development Center. She is talking about Dr. Robert Meneilly, the founding pastor of Village Church and a namesake for the Rev. Robert and Shirley Meneilly Center for Mission at 99th and Mission Road, which houses the childcare center, food pantry, clothing closet, computer ministry, Boy Scouts and other church mission programs.Marshall traces the origins of the church commitment to childcare back more than 60 years to its founding when Shirley Meneilly started women’s circles and childcare was offered while the mothers got together. The circles grew and childcare along with it. Then the culture changed and childcare was a necessity for working mothers. The Village Church commitment to provide childcare grew along with the changes. “This has gone with the changes in our culture,” said Marshall, who has been part of the program for 34 years.The new childcare center, which opened last week, increases the capacity from 92 children to 132 and it is already full. The childcare center has been in operation at the mission center since 1995. The center, which has eight classrooms, offers care for children from six months to five years. The new center has safe rooms for storms, community meeting rooms and large play area rooms plus a kitchen and eating area for the children.Parents from as far away as Olathe and North Kansas City have brought their children to the center. “They are giving us their prize possession,” Marshall said. The children in care at the center get the same instruction as offered during the shorter pre-school hours offered at the church at 67th and Mission.Any religion is accepted at the center and scholarships are available to families who cannot afford the tuition. “We’re a family,” Marshall said. “Family helps out family,”The new Village Presbyterian center offers plenty of social interaction.Active learning and exploring is part of the day.last_img read more

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Civil Procedure Rules Committee out of cycle amendments

first_img April 15, 2017 Regular News 1.570 26-0-0Adds subdivision (e) in light of legislative changes to sections 56.29, 56.0101 and 56.60, Florida Statutes, regarding proceedings supplementary. The rule amendment reflects the mandatory requirement of serving a notice to appear and that the holder of an unsatisfied judgment or lien is entitled to related discovery. Civil Procedure Rules Committee out of cycle amendments Civil Procedure Rules Committee out of cycle amendments The Civil Procedure Rules Committee invites comment on proposed out-of-cycle amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bar’s website at www.floridabar.org. Interested persons have until May 15, 2017 to submit comments electronically to the Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Roger Haughey, II, at rhaughey@sbwlegal.com and to the Bar staff liaison, Mikalla Davis, at mdavis@floridabar.org.center_img RULE/FORM VOTE EXPLANATION 1.91426-0-0Adds two additional forms. The original form 1.914 is labeled as 1.914(a). Form 1.914(b) is a new form that addresses the mandatory requirement of a notice to appear for proceedings supplementary pursuant to section 56.29, Florida Statutes. Form 1.914(c) is a new form for a response to the notice to appear in proceedings supplementary.last_img read more

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Weekly sports briefs

first_imgWeekly sports briefs Andrew BakerJuly 20, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWrestlingUniversity of Minnesota assistant wrestling coach Joe Russell has accepted a head coaching position at George Mason University, the Patriots announced Thursday.Russell has spent the past 16 years as an assistant under 26th-year head coach J Robinson. For the last four years, Russell has served as the teamâÄôs head assistant coach.During RussellâÄôs tenure, the Gophers have competed in three NCAA championships, won six Big Ten titles and fielded 11 individual national champions.âÄúI have enjoyed my time as an athlete and a coach here at the [University],âÄù Russell said in a statement released by Minnesota. âÄúThe opportunity to become a NCAA Division I head coach is exciting and I am looking forward to building the George Mason program.âÄùBaseballGophers infielder Dan Olinger earned MVP honors at MondayâÄôs 2011 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., the team announced Tuesday.Olinger started at third base, finishing 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs to help the North to a 6-3 victory over the south.Gophers outfielder Andy Henkemeyer, who plays for the Northwoods LeagueâÄôs St. Cloud River Bats, entered the game in the fifth inning and went 1-for-2. GolfFormer Gophers golfer Donald Constable led the field at the 108th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship heading into the second day of competition Tuesday.Constable shot a 5-under 66 Monday at the par-71 White Bear Yacht Club, giving him a 2-stroke lead over David Smith.Constable was set to tee off at 4 p.m. for the second round Tuesday at Spring Hill Golf Club.The tournament was not complete at print time. Check mndaily.com/sports for updates.FootballUSC head coach Lane Kiffin has suspended Trojans starting running back Marc Tyler for the teamâÄôs Sept. 3 season opener against the Gophers, news sources reported Monday.In a video on TMZ.com, a seemingly intoxicated Tyler is shown outside a Hollywood nightclub saying that USC pays its football players. Tyler also made a lewd comment about Kim Kardashian.âÄúI was very disappointed when I learned of Marc TylerâÄôs inappropriate comments that were captured by the media last week,âÄù Trojans coach Lane Kiffin said in a release. âÄúThat is not the way that we expect our players to represent USC and our team.âÄùlast_img read more

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Architect John Williams joins Gensler

first_imgGensler announced John Williams, AlA as a senior project architect of its Phoenix firm.Williams brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role at Gensler, with expansive technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in managing projects for both public and private sector clients. He is a registered architect and third generation Arizonan who studied architecture at Arizona State University.“With a commitment to the practice of architecture in the Sonoran desert, john has an acute focus on technical excellence. We are thrilled to welcome him to our team and look forward to his leadership on many notable projects in the future.” says Beth Harmon-Vaughan, managing director of Gensler’s Phoenix office.Over the past three decades, Williams has developed a portfolio of large, complex projects including the award winning Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles with jose Rafael Moneo, the $600M Phoenix Convention Center Expansion and the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Prior to joining Gensler, Williams was a Senior Associate at Architekton in Tempe, Arizona.“I have always worked with organizations committed to delivering the highest level of quality to our built environment.” says John Williams, senior project architect at Gensler. “I see Gensler’s practice at the top of the list for such firms, and I am humbled to join such a phenomenal group of design talent.”Gensler has a long-standing presence in Phoenix and a celebrated reputation for design excellence. As the recipient of over 30 recent design awards, including the RED Awards 2015 Architect of the Year, Gensler’s Phoenix office is home to 41 passionate professionals dedicated to design innovation.last_img read more

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Cataracts linked to increased odds of depression in older adults

Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Age-related cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide and are expected to increase as population demographics shift towards advancing age. Depression is also common in older adults. This large study in Chinese older adults investigated the link between visual impairment and depressive symptoms and provides evidence for an association between cataracts and depression.As part of a community survey study, approximately 4,600 older adults (60 years or older) in one Chinese town completed a depression questionnaire. Participants also underwent a clinical eye examination to rate the presence and severity of cataracts. Cataracts are a very common condition in older adults, with clouding of the lens of the eye causing vision loss.Excluding those with previous cataract surgery, nearly half (49 percent) of older adults in the study had cataracts in at least one eye. On the depression questionnaire, 8 percent of subjects had depressive symptoms. Symptoms of depression were more common in women than men (11 versus 5 percent), and more common in older age groups.Older adults with cataracts were more likely to have depressive symptoms, independent of socioeconomic status, lifestyle factors, and visual acuity. On adjusted analysis, symptoms of depression were 33 percent more likely when cataracts were present. Importantly, the odds of depressive symptoms were similar for subjects with cataracts in one eye versus both eyes.The association between cataracts and depression was even stronger for subjects with no formal education–a 50 percent increase. After all other factors were taken into account, cataracts explained 14 percent of the variation in depression risk.The researchers note that their study cannot show the direction of the association–vision loss might cause older adults to become isolated and withdrawn, or depression might make them less likely to seek treatment for cataracts.“These results suggest that optometrists and vision care professionals should think beyond the direct effects of cataracts on visual impairment. We should also consider the broader impact that vision loss may have on mental health and well-being,” comments Michael Twa, OD, PhD, FAAO, Editor-in-Chief of Optometry and Vision Science. “As a next step, it would be important to know if the associated depression in older adults is reversible following the restoration of vision after cataract surgery.” Older adults with cataracts are more likely to have symptoms of depression, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.The link between cataracts and depression is independent of other factors, and appears strongest among older adults with lower education, according to new research by Haifang Wang, MSc, of Soochow University, Suzhou, China, and colleagues. They write, “[O]ur study sheds further light on the complex relationship between aging, vision loss, cataract, and depression and suggests that there may be a role for cataract surgery in improving mental health in the elderly.”Increased Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults with Cataracts Share on Facebook Email Share read more

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UbiQD Announces Novel Quantum Dot Optical Fiber Technology That Delivers Extra Light To The Lower Canopy Of Plants

first_imgFiber-coupled luminescent concentrators, using UbiQD quantum dots, deployed over a row of tomatoes in a commercial hydroponic greenhouse. Inset: Close-up of the fiber tips, where light is delivered to the lower canopy. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.Representation of spectral tissue sensing utilizing the quantum dot-enabled fiber-coupled broadband medical light-source. The reflected spectrum can be a disease diagnostic. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.UbiQD News:Wide-ranging applications include greenhouse agriculture, medical diagnostics, and telecommunicationsUbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today an optical fiber-coupled luminescent concentrator technology that provides a new tool for optimizing light in controlled environments, enabling light-guiding to future UbiGro™ spectrum-control greenhouse products.As recently highlighted in a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal, ACS Nano, the novel technology also offers other use cases, including significant impacts on speed and bandwidth of free-space telecommunication systems, and cancer diagnostics.“We continue to push the envelope with light optimization in greenhouses,” said Dr. Hunter McDaniel, CEO of UbiQD. “One exciting potential use case is in vertical farming, where you could use our quantum dot-based luminescent fibers to harvest sunlight and optimally transmit that energy to multiple layers of plants, reducing or perhaps eliminating the need for expensive artificial lighting. It might also be useful in a lunar greenhouse.” In 2018 the company was awarded a contract by NASA to develop films for tailoring the spectrum of sunlight on long-duration space missions.Each greenhouse ‘concentrator device,’ is capable of absorbing underutilized portions of sunlight, converting the energy to an ideal spectrum, and then strategically guiding that light to the lower leaves of the plant, which typically receive significantly less natural light due to shading. This methodology boosted the tomato yield in a commercial hydroponic greenhouse by 7% (fresh weight).By utilizing UbiQD’s range of quantum dot colors, covering visible-to-NIR spectral regions, the company also demonstrated a low-cost, miniature broadband medical light source. Integrated into a spectral tissue sensing system, this could enable a real-time cancer test. Additionally, the device can operate as a free space (unfocused) detector in telecommunications or remote sensing, such as LIDAR, for discerning low-power signals.Read more about this work in ACS Nano (https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b03335).About UbiQD, Inc.UbiQD is a nanotechnology company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico that manufactures safe, high-performance, quantum dots and greenhouse materials. The company uniquely focuses on sustainability applications that utilize its nanomaterials to manipulate sunlight. Licensing technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, and Western Washington University, UbiQD envisions a future where quantum dots are ubiquitous in a wide spectrum of applications. For more information please visit UbiQD.com and UbiGro.com.Luminescent concentrators can also be effective free-space optical detectors for remote sensing and telecommunications. The device shown here collects information from all directions, and the signal is displayed an oscilloscope. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.last_img read more

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