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Crews Respond To Structure Fire Off Long Gone Ave

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first_imgAutomatic aid from Ninilchik Emergency Services also provided an engine and tanker with 5 firefighters. Crews arrived to find a 2 story residence with a chimney fire that had extended to the exterior wall with flames showing through the roof. In the release: “Initial attack crews were able to knock down exterior fire quickly and prevent extension to the interior of the house. There was no fire or smoke damage to the interior of the home although it did suffer damage from water that could not be contained by the salvage efforts of firefighters.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Anchor Point Fire & EMS and Alaska State Troopers were dispatched to a structure fire at 71965 Long Gone Ave, on Friday April 5, at 07:15pm. In a release from Anchor Point Fire, 15 firefighters and EMT’s from Anchor Point Emergency Services responded with an engine, tanker, ambulance and multiple command and utility vehicles.center_img There were no firefighter or civilian injuries. According to the homeowner, the cause of the fire is believed to be due to an animal’s nestconstructed on the exterior of the house too close to the chimney. Heat from the chimney likelyignited the nest and fire extended up the exterior wall and into the roof.last_img read more

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Could Annie Leibovitz Lose the Rights to Her Work

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first_imgLeibovitz (pictured), according to a lengthy profile of her in New York magazine, borrowed the money from New York City-based bankers Art Capital Group last year to help with outstanding debts she racked up. The group has since filed legal proceedings against the famed photographer claiming that she never intended to pay them back.The New York piece, written by Andrew Goldman, said the Art Capital loans consolidated all of Leibovitz’s debts, including her mortgages. While Goldman couldn’t track down the interest rate, the term of the loan was for one year. That means Leibovitz has to come up with $24 million, plus interest, by this September. Under the terms of the agreement, says a person familiar with the loan, Art Capital could be entitled to up to 22.5 percent of all the proceeds from the sale of any of Leibovitz’s work—even for two years after she’s paid off the loan. And that percentage could increase to close to 50 percent if she were to default. Potentially, Art Capital may be entitled to her homes and even her catalogue of past and future copyrights.Goldman Sachs, which helped finance the loan, told New York that it is not involved in the dispute between Leibovitz and Art Capital but has proposed to terminate the loan agreement to negotiate directly with Leibovitz on how to resolve the repayment.The New York piece offers an in-depth look at Leibovitz and the financial roller coaster she’s ridden the last few decades. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about someone of Leibovitz’s stature—who has access to financial advisors—backed into a corner over massive debt. In this case, however, I can’t imagine the prospect of a bank potentially owning the rights to Leibovitz’s entire, mind-blowing portfolio.Take the houses. Leave the rights to her work. Over the last several months, FOLIO: has reported its fair share of difficult stories. Magazine have folded. Thousands of people have been laid off. Publishing companies have filed for bankruptcy.Here’s another tough one.Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, whose iconic work has appeared in magazines like Vogue and Rolling Stone over her four decade-long career, is nearing the darkest deadline of her life: Repay $24 million in loans by September 8 or face losing her homes —and perhaps the rights to her entire life’s work.last_img read more

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Penton Hires David Kieselstein as CEO

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first_imgAbout four months after Sharon Rowlands resigned as CEO of Penton Media, the company announced today that it has hired David Kieselstein [pictured] as its new chief executive, effective immediately. Kieselstein, who is also joining the board of directors, is the former CEO of market research company TNS North America, a division of WPP. Kieselstein’s appointment, which officially starts on February 21st, relieves Tyler Zachem and Anup Bagaria of their interim co-CEO positions, which they took on following Rowland’s departure. Zachem and Bagaria are managing director of MidOcean Partners and vice chairman and managing director of Wasserstein & Co., respectively, Penton’s private equity owners. The two will continue as co-chairmen of the board. Kieselstein had been CEO of TNS since 2008. Prior to that he led Dun & Bradstreet’s Small Business Division and spent a good chunk of his career at Time Warner where he was chief executive of the Parenting Media Group and was president and chief executive of the Personal Finance Media Group, where he helped launch the CNNMoney partnership.He left Time Inc. in 2005 as part of a restructuring under then CEO Ann Moore which resulted in the layoff of 105 employees, including a roster of senior executives. That mix of classic publishing background with the b-to-b focus of D&B and the marketing services of TNS is what helped Kieselstein land the job. He tells FOLIO: that marketing services, which was started under Rowlands’ tenure and still in a “nascent” stage, has a huge opportunity going forward for the company. Other areas of focus will be expansion into international markets and a continued digital buildout. Kieselstein says Penton grew both revenue and EBITDA in 2011 versus 2010 and the company is well beyond its bankruptcy restructuring. “Thanks to Sharon [Rowlands] a lot of that heavy lifting has been done and she did a fantastic job over the last three years. I’m in a fortunate position where I’m coming on board to a company that’s structured very well for the future. The performance, both topline and bottomline has been exceeding expectations of the ownership. And we’re in a position where we can start thinking about acquisitions as well as organic growth. A lot less time will be focused internally on structural issues and a lot more time will be focused externally both on new markets and opportunities and also on our existing and new customers.”last_img read more

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Alaska Supreme Court weighs legality of Yes for Salmon ballot initiative

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first_imgValerie Brown of Trustees for Alaska delivers arguments before the Alaska Supreme Court on the Yes for Salmon ballot initiative. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The Alaska Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments in a case that will decide the fate of the closely watched Yes for Salmon ballot initiative.Listen nowRepresentatives from both sides of the controversy filled the courtroom to listen in, including staff from the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and the Resource Development Council, and environmental groups like the Wild Salmon Center. One of the ballot initiative’s sponsors, Michael Wood of Talkeetna, was also there.Yes for Salmon’s backers want Alaska to toughen the permitting process for mines, dams and other projects in salmon habitat. But during yesterday’s oral arguments, the state argued it goes against the state constitution because it forces the legislature to prioritize salmon habitat — technically referred to in the initiative as “anadromous fish habitat” — over other uses.“Many large projects in Alaska, including natural resource development projects, cannot be built without permanently displacing some amount of anadromous habitat as it is very broadly defined in this bill,” assistant attorney general Joanne Grace argued. “The second critical element is the plain language of the bill, which gives Fish and Game no discretion to grant a permit or an activity that will permanently displace the habitat for that category of activities.”Yes for Salmon’s lawyer, Valerie Brown of Trustees for Alaska, acknowledged the initiative would lead to some permits being denied.But, Brown argued “that is not the test that this court applies. If the permitting scheme could lead to a denial after the exercise of legislative discretion, that’s permissible.”Brown added, “I think what the initiative does is it forces maybe re-siting or technology for projects that will cause adverse impacts.”The Justices appeared to grapple with the complexity of the initiative, asking lawyers on both sides to clarify how it would actually work if enacted. Pointing to specific technical language in the initiative, Justice Daniel Winfree asked the Brown how it doesn’t block projects altogether.“One more time, for an old man who is slow, explain to me again why the language about ‘notwithstanding B, that the permit may not be granted for an activity that will — and then one through six — tell me why that is not pretty concrete, that a permit will not be granted?” Winfree said.The Justices also asked multiple questions about whether the Supreme Court could cut out some parts of the initiative, while allowing the rest to end up on the ballot. The Justices said that’s a possible outcome — but under the state constitution, they indicated it’s allowed only if the Supreme Court doesn’t alter why Alaskans provided signatures for the initiative to go forward.“We have this principle that when reviewing initiatives, we’re supposed to construe them so as to preserve them whenever possible. And presumably that means something, and it’s not just something pretty that we put into the opinions,” Chief Justice Craig Stowers said.The state was against the idea of removing some parts of the initiative but allowing the rest to go on the ballot.“To make it constitutional, the court would essentially have to cut the heart and soul out of this bill,” Grace argued.Brown disagreed.“What the state has repeatedly called its main problem with this initiative — that section is easily severable,” Brown said.The state is asking the Supreme Court to make a decision by early September. If the Court decides in Yes for Salmon’s favor — or if the Court decides it will simply strike out sections of the initiative — it will be on the ballot this November.last_img read more

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Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in trouble High alert at Akkineni Nagarjunas house

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first_imgNagarjuna on Bigg Boss Telugu 3TwitterBigg Boss Telugu 3 has landed in another trouble after a students’ association reportedly tried to attack Akkineni Nagarjuna’s residence in Hyderabad. A high alert has been declared outside his house.Bigg Boss Telugu 3 is undoubtedly one of the most awaited Telugu reality TV shows of 2019. But the show has been delayed due to a series of problem. When everyone thought that it would take off on July 21, the show land in a controversy after actress Gayatri Gupta and journalist Shwetha Reddy filed a complaint against its makers. They have alleged casting couch and breach of the agreement.In their complaints, Swetha Reddy and Gayathri Gupta alleged that the coordinators of Bigg Boss Telugu 2 tried to sexually harass them by asking inappropriate personal questions. They also claimed that they had a meeting with the coordinators a few times and finalised their payments. But now they have stopped responding, which resulted in both of them rejecting some other offers.Now, the students’ organisation has launched a protest demanding the cancellation of Bigg Boss Telugu 3. They are reportedly even trying to storm the house of host Akkineni Nagarjuna at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. The police have declared a high alert and provided protection at the residence of the senior actor.The latest development has fueled speculations that Bigg Boss Telugu 3 might be cancelled and the audience, who are eagerly waiting for its telecast, are disturbed by the latest reports about the show. They are apparently confused over whether the makers will really cancel the show.last_img read more

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Law enforcement most corrupt sector TIB

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first_imgLogo of TIBThe law enforcement agencies have been ranked the top corrupt sector among other public service offices in the country.The Transparency International Bangladesh revealed this picture of the corruption in its household survey tiled ‘Corruption in Service Sector: National Household Survey 2017’The TIB said this at a press conference at the MIDAS Centre in the capital on Thursday.According to the study, law enforcement agencies are followed by the passport office while Bangladesh Roads Transport Authority (BRTA) is ranked third in the corruption index. As many as 89 per cent people believe that none can avail services without bribes, said the study which was conducted in the year of 2017.The estimated amount bribes in 2016-17 fiscal was Tk 106.89 billion, which is 0.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 3.4 per cent of the annual national budget.last_img read more

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Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient

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first_imgCross-sectional FESEM image of the device consisting of FTO-Glass/bl-TiO2/mpTiO2/perovskite/PTAA/Au. Credit: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9272 © 2015 Tech Xplore Journal information: Science 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. Perovskite solar cell reaches record efficiency As scientists have reached what appears to be the efficiency limit for solar cells based on silicon, the search has been on for a material to replace it, one that is at least as efficient, cost effective and will last for as long as possible. One such material perovskite, has been making headlines of late, as researchers have been improving its solar efficiency rating at a remarkable pace, from 14 percent in 2012, to 20 percent last year (the fastest that a solar technology has ever advanced). Now, it appears that mark has been raised again by the same team in Korea.Perovskite is a mineral made of calcium titanate—its use in solar cells is mostly found as a hybrid organic-inorganic lead as part of the active (light-harvesting) layer. It does not need to go through the multi-step process seen with silicon to be used in making solar cells, nor require the clean room, high temperature or a vacuum. The new process developed by the team in Korea involves placing a lead iodide–dimethylsulfoxide layer onto a formamidinium iodide solution—which causes the formation of a formamidinium lead iodide perovskite composition. The result is a more efficient cell as it allows for gathering a broader spectrum of light. Thus far, the team reports that cells made with their new method have reached efficiencies of up to 20.2 percent. They also claim that their method also allows for producing the cells more cheaply than other fabrication methods.What is still not clear is how well such cells can stand up to environmental conditions over long periods of time—some other recent research by other teams has suggested they may not be able to maintain their efficiencies over reasonable timescales. Still, because of its promise, several start-ups have promised sales of such cells to consumers as early as 2017.center_img More information: High-performance photovoltaic perovskite layers fabricated through intramolecular exchange, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa9272ABSTRACTThe band gap of formamidinium lead iodide (FAPbI3) perovskites allows broader absorption of the solar spectrum compared to conventional methylammonium lead iodide (MAPbI3). The optoelectronic properties of perovskite films are closely related to the film-quality, so depositing dense and uniform films is crucial for fabricating high-performance perovskite solar cells (PSCs). We report an approach for depositing high-quality FAPbI3 films, involving FAPbI3 crystallization by the direct intramolecular exchange of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) molecules intercalated in PbI2 with formamidinium iodide. This process produces FAPbI3 films with (111)-preferred crystallographic orientation, large-grained dense microstructures, and flat surfaces without residual PbI2. Using films prepared by this technique, FAPbI3-based PSCs with maximum power conversion efficiency of over 20% were fabricated. Explore further Citation: Researchers develop method of fabricating perovskite solar cells that is more efficient, costs less (2015, May 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-05-method-fabricating-perovskite-solar-cells.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers working at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology in South Korea, has found a way to make fabricating perovskite based solar cells that is both more efficient and costs less than other current methods. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their process and the efficiencies they were able to achieve.last_img read more

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