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Dan Cohen AUTHOR Demolition of the aging White Hall office building at the former Chanute Air Force Base in east central Illinois is set to begin shortly, with removal of asbestos and lead-based paint from the World War II-era complex more than halfway completed.Demolition will take place simultaneously with asbestos and lead-based paint removal in different parts of the property, reported the Rantoul Press.Demolition of the building which spans about 500,000 square feet — the equivalent of two city blocks — is expected to finish by next summer, according to Paul Carroll, BRAC environmental coordinator for Chanute. Greenville, S.C.-based CB&I Federal Services is performing the work under a $7.9 million contract with the Air Force.The massive building — DOD’s largest until the Pentagon was completed — was left to decay since the installation closed in 1993 due to the prohibitive cost required to rehabilitate it. White Hall is included in the Chanute Field National Historical District list of Historical Places.The demolition will require about 2,000 truckloads of debris to be hauled offsite. About 90 percent of the construction waste — including brick, rebar and concrete — will be recycled. After the building is torn down, an estimated 1,500 loads of clean dirt will be used to grade the site, according to the story.
Sci-Tech 17 Photos Tags Members of the public can get their name on board the Mars 2020 mission along with a souvenir boarding pass. NASA/JPL-Caltech You might not have done an intensive astronaut training course, but NASA still wants you to get involved in its next mission to Mars. The space agency is giving regular people like you and me a chance to send their name — etched onto a microchip — on the Mars 2020 mission. Not only that, but if you get your John Hancock etched into the spacecraft that flies to Mars, you’ll also rack up “frequent flyer” points and a souvenir boarding pass to show off to your Earth mates.It’s part of a campaign to build buzz around NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which is sending a rover to the Red Planet to search for signs of past microbial life, collect samples and study Mars’ climate and geology. NASA is also billing the mission as “the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet” so being part of the expedition brings significant bragging rights.NASA has done this kind of thing before with the Orion mission and the InSight mission. On InSight, which touched down on Mars in November 2018, every one of NASA’s “frequent flyers” racked up roughly 300 million miles, which certainly beats what the budget airlines back on Earth are offering.The JPL team is busy working on the Mars 2020 rover, aiming to launch it in July 2020 ahead of a February 2021 touch down on Mars. Meanwhile, you can sign up through NASA’s website to get your name on the list until Sept. 30, 2019. 1 A 23rd-century tourist guide to the galaxy Comment Share your voice Mars rovers NASA
TV and Movies Video Games Share your voice The Witcher is based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, which kicked off with 1993’s The Last Wish, and CD Projekt Red’s three-game series, which started in 2007. Each follows traveling monster slayer Geralt as he rights some of the world’s wrongs (as long as the price is right). The TV series has been in production since 2017, with Daredevil and The Defenders producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich acting as showrunner.Cavill was revealed to be playing Geralt in 2018, and told Men’s Health earlier this year that training for the role got him into the best shape of his life. Impressive when you consider the guy played Superman. Cavill is a huge fan of the property, having read all the books and played all the games, and Hissrich told CNET’s Richard Nieva the actor was a “great resource” during production.”Having a fan be at the center of the show, he understands what fans are looking for,” Hissrich said during a Friday press roundtable. Tags Scenes on a beach with Yennefer talking to a baby girl, apologising she hasn’t had much of a life. “We’re still just vessels for them to take and take until we’re empty and alone… so count yourself lucky – you’ve cheated the game and won without even knowing it” she tells her.— SFX magazine (@SFXmagazine) July 19, 2019 The rather excellent Witcher 3 is also coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.Netflix is no doubt hopeful this adaptation will take off like Stranger Things’ third season, which gave the streaming service a boost after it saw US subscriptions drop for the first time in eight years. They premiered a very action-packed clip showcasing Geralt’s skill set and it’s revealed that Henry Cavill is doing all of his stunts. #TheWitcher #SDCC— Nathaniel Brail @SDCC (@NateBrail) July 19, 2019 A pack of fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the first trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher series on Friday. We’d already seen shots of Henry Cavill as hero Geralt of Rivia and of his trusty steed, Roach, but this is our first footage from the adaptation of the Polish book that spawned a series of video games.The new trailer was shown to the audience attending The Witcher panel at SDCC on Friday. And the reactions hitting social media have been positive. Comic-Con 0 Next clip shows Ciri in a wintry forest and comes across a band of female warriors. #SDCC #thewitcher— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) July 19, 2019 First published July 19 at 3:10 p.m. PT.Updated July 22 at 3:35 a.m. PT: Adds quote from CNET interview. Comments Netflix Nintendo
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Zach Gibson/Getty Images via NPRDemonstrators during a “lie-in” demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Gonzaga Prep choir students sing to honor recent victims of gun violence. #NationalWalkoutDay #enough #EnoughIsEnough pic.twitter.com/Fh9tetgGft— Kierra Elfalan (@KierraKREM) March 14, 2018 Claremont HS begins with Amazing Grace and a moment of silence for the victims of the Parkland mass shooting. #walkout pic.twitter.com/zWwbjml3s2— Liset Márquez (@JournaLiset) March 14, 2018 Philly 1st graders walk out and sing “Let Peace Begin with Me.” Thank you to @PHLschools teachers for showing the next generation that their voices matter. #StudentsStandUp #March4OurLives #NationalSchoolWalkout #PHLed pic.twitter.com/oTuu8TKSuu— Anna Perng (@annaperng) March 14, 2018 Choir now sings “Heal the world” @wmfeorlando pic.twitter.com/P8UoEULF43— Dani Prieur (@daniprieur) March 14, 2018 Share For 17 minutes on Wednesday, one minute for each of the students killed in Parkland, Florida, on Valentine’s Day, thousands of America’s schoolchildren walked out of class and took the mic. Many faced parental or administrative wrath. But they stood together, or even alone, to clearly declare their grief, fear and desire for change in speeches, chanting, slam poetry and poignant song.Surveying these musical performances together is overwhelming — there are familiar songs, brand-new numbers written by protestors, choirs of tots and teens, secular and religious compositions, a cappella groups and solo troubadours with guitars. But overall, with a few outliers, the performances might be sorted into five basic thematic categories:Songs that drove the African American Civil Rights movement: “We Shall Overcome,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Peace Like a River,” “Amazing Grace.”Yesterday’s demonstration, as with many U.S. social movements, was largely made possible by the history of protest shaped by African-American youth. And these songs were nurtured in the throats of children — Jamila Jones, for example, has recounted how as a 14-year-old singing “We Shall Overcome” with other Highlander Folk School activists, she was moved to invent the famous verse, “we are not afraid.” As police raided the group’s meeting venue in Monteagle, Tennessee, she lifted her voice with the new words and heard others join in — and, as an unnerved officer shakily asked her, “do you have to sing so loud,” she suddenly understood the political force of music in the hands of teenagers.Songs that reference the struggle for civil rights, and highlight the 21st-century conflicts woven from those historical threads: “Make Them Hear You” from the musical Ragtime (telling stories of black and immigrant Americans in the early 20th century); and “Glory,” the track John Legend and Common contributed to Ava DuVernay’s 2014 film Selma. Though Selma’s plot followed the famous 1965 marches for voting rights, the song’s lyrics (and John Legend at the Academy Awards) plainly testify that the struggle isn’t in the past: “That’s why Rosa sat on the bus/That’s why we walk through Ferguson with our hands up.” The protestors at the Chattanooga School for the Arts who chose to sing “Glory” can remind listeners that the Black Lives Matter movement is also one that addresses children at risk from gun violence.Songs about peace: John Lennon’s anthem “Imagine,” Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World,” and Jackie DeShannon’s 1969 anti-war hit “Put A Little Love in Your Heart,” for example. Given that the singers yesterday were children, it is not surprising that there were peace songs written for children’s voices — “Let Peace Begin With Me,” penned in 1955 for the International Children’s Choir, as well as Emmy-winning composer Kurt Bestor’s “Prayer of the Children.” Bestor initially wrote his “Prayer” about the Yugoslavian Civil War, but it has also been performed in concerts commemorating September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the Columbine shootings.Anthems: First and foremost, “The Star Spangled Banner,” a reminder — from a seventh grader in Michigan and a police officer supporting students in York, Pennsylvania — that in a democratic republic, protest can be patriotic. Second, in a sweet gesture of solidarity, students at Dothan High School in Alabama learned and performed the alma mater of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.Perhaps most moving, the original songs created by students: “The Separation,” by Central High School students in Columbus, Georgia, is a lovely composition that wonders about voices and choices. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas listened during their walkout to the song their friends had written and performed at CNN’s Town Hall in February. Soloist Tyler Jenkins performed his own song, “Save Me,” written from the point of view of a school-shooting victim. 15-year-old Morro Bay, California student Amalia Fleming, accompanied herself on a mint-green guitar: “To hell with their games / We were born to be renegades / We spit our words to ignite the rage / And raise our voices to fan the flames.”Finally, it should be noted that amid all the voices raised yesterday, one of the loudest messages was delivered in total silence, when students turned their backs on the White House. More nationally coordinated events are planned. NHS stands TOGETHER ❤️and stands strong💪🏻 #EnoughIsEnough awesome job Lucy and the students who planned this! Extra proud to be a Bronco today❤️💛🐴 pic.twitter.com/MQMAiOdDMf— Northgate Leadership (@nhs_broncos) March 14, 2018 My School Stands with the people who have lost their lives in the numerous amount of school shootings. #EnoughIsEnough with gun violence!🧡 #NationalWalkoutDay pic.twitter.com/jt9d9stCZo— Rafael Grande (@iitsRafael) March 14, 2018 Students singing “Make them hear you” as they commemorate Parkland victims and protest gun violence at Livingston HS … 1000s of students across NJ and across the nation are participating in this moment simultaneously pic.twitter.com/MnHwDIybH1— Brenda Flanagan (@FlanaganNJTV) March 14, 2018 Rhymes from a young leader: #EnoughisEnough #NationalWalkoutDay #Parkland #ParklandShooting #Walkout #WalkoutMS50 pic.twitter.com/ICE2CblYjc— MS50 CommunitySchool (@MS50_ElPuente) March 14, 2018 Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
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Share U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliarist Rusty PumphreyThe two barges involved in a collision were removed from the Houston Ship Channel on May 15, 2019.Posted on Wednesday, May 15, at 2:59 p.m.The Unified Command responding to a spill of gasoline blend product that occurred last Friday in the Houston Ship Channel said on Wednesday afternoon it has successfully removed the two barges involved in the incident from the collision site.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized.The barges were taken to shipyards. The one that was damaged in the collision was transported to the Southwest Shipyard at Channelview. The other barge was taken to the Barbours Cut Turning Basin. There were no reports of release of product into the water as the barges were removed from the collision site.Cleanup operations continued and skimming vessels collected a small amount of product from sheen at the initial incident site. Additionally, crews will assess shorelines for any remaining presence of product.The boom that was deployed in some sensitive areas over the last several days will begin to be removed when crews determine those locations have sustained no impact from the spill.Water quality testing teams are conducting sampling and initial water quality test results are expected to be available on Thursday.The Houston Ship Channel is now operating without restrictions.Posted on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:02 p.m.The Unified Command responding to a spill of gasoline blend product that occurred last Friday said on Tuesday afternoon in the Houston Ship Channel that cleanup crews have successfully flushed, decontaminated and transferred all removable product from the damaged barge and they are continuing salvage operations on the capsized barge.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized.The gas blend product that spilled is reformate and authorities estimate the spilled amount is approximately 11,276 barrels. Initial reports said it was a 9,000-barrell spill.The cleanup and recovery process includes the deployment of approximately 20,000 feet of containment boom, a temporary floating barrier and skimmers. Seven skimmers are on scene and have recovered more than 3,825 barrels of product-water mixture. Additionally, air and water quality tests are underway. As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 5,079 air quality assessments had been taken and analyzed with no results showing above actionable levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Galveston County Health District report that environmental air sampling data from the community continue to be below levels of health concerns. The Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a seafood warning concerning the consumption of fish and seafood from portions of Galveston and Trinity Bays. More information on the seafood warning is posted on this website.The spill has also impacted wildlife, with three birds and a mammal having been found deceased on the damaged barge and numerous fish and invertebrates also having been found dead.Posted on Monday, May 13, at 4:40 p.m.Cleanup crews continue responding to a collision in the Houston Ship Channel that spilled approximately 9,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock last Friday.The U.S. Coast Guard, the Texas General Land Office, Port of Houston Fire Department and the company Kirby Inland Marine form the unified command that’s responding to the incident.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. The tanker struck one of the barges and the other one capsized and remains aground just outside the channel.Salvage teams have secured the two barges in their current locations and continue to remove product from the damaged barge. Crews are preparing to perform salvage operations on the capsized barge.The flammable material that spilled is called reformate. Six skimmers are on the scene and have recovered more than 376 barrels of product-water mixture. In addition, responders have deployed more than 20,000 feet of boom, a temporary floating barrier, to control the spill.As of 3 p.m. on Monday, local officials said 4,735 air quality assessments had been taken in the community and analyzed with no results showing actionable levels. Response teams were also conducting water quality tests.The Houston Ship Channel is open but with some restrictions due to the incident.Posted on Monday, May 10, at 10:38 a.m.Officials say a 9,000-barrel gasoline blend stock spill that happened last Friday in the Houston Ship Channel isn’t a major health concern, but they have suspended oyster harvesting downstream until further notice and are investigating the accident that led to the spill.The flammable material that spilled is called reformate and a spokesperson for Port Houston said it’s a colorless, flammable liquid that’s toxic to fish.The spill happened after a 755-foot tanker crashed into a tugboat that was pushing two barges. One barge capsized and cleanup crews will have to cut through the steel bottom of the ship to pump out the remaining product. They’re also using boom, a temporary floating barrier, to control the spill.The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board still aren’t sure what caused the accident, which has disrupted traffic on the channel near Bayport.Officials say so far two seagulls, one raccoon and “some fish” are believed to have died due to the spill. Fishermen are also being encouraged not to eat fish caught in certain parts of Galveston Bay.Residents in the area have complained of a gasoline odor. The National Weather Service has warned that people living nearby may be able to smell gasoline fumes.Speaking on behalf of the barge company, Jim Guidry said at a news conference they are monitoring air quality 24 hours a day. “We’ve not seen any levels that cause us concern for people’s health,” Guidry said. On Sunday, authorities said 2,700 air samples were tested and none have exceeded levels to cause concern.The Galveston Bay Foundation is collecting water samples.The cause of the collision is being investigated.Persons wishing to pursue a claim in the response to the incident can call 1-800-241-9010.
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Ivan Potts seemed implausibly upbeat when I spoke with him on April 14, just two days after he was released from Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Md. where he had spent almost two years after being convicted on a gun charge. That conviction was vacated last week and the charges dropped against Potts, after discovering that three of the officers who arrested him were three of the now infamous seven Baltimore City Police officers indicted by the Department of Justice in March for racketeering and other charges.“I’m still trying to take on the feeling of just being free…it just happened instantly,” Potts, 31, said. “I just feel like the universe worked for me and it worked against negativity…for a change,” he added.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)Potts most assuredly didn’t feel like the universe was working in his favor on the night of September 2, 2015, with the specter of Freddie Gray and the uprising still looming ominously over the city. Potts was walking on Chelsea Terrace in West Baltimore when he saw a car driving the wrong way down Fairview Avenue headed right towards him.“When Potts was about five to seven townhouses away, Sergeant Jenkins and Detective Ward observed his left arm swinging freely and his right hand “affixed to his midsection, grabbing his dip area. Both officers testified that grabbing the dip area is an indication that a person is armed,” is what the prosecution argued in its case against Potts.The phrase, “grabbing his dip area,” is the well-worn narrative embraced by BCPD and law enforcement agencies all over the country, when testifying in gun cases. Some argue the dip script has been leaned on so much by law enforcement it has become almost impossible to discern the truth from case to case. In the case of Potts, arrested by (Wayne) Jenkins, (Maurice)Ward and Det. Evodio Hendrix, part of one of the most prolific and now notorious BCPD gun units, the evidence and testimony proved to be more than dubious.“They just flat out lied. I didn’t want to get a contempt in court, but I wanted to jump up and say, ‘Hold up, you just said this, and now you’re saying this,’” Potts said referring to the testimony of the officers.And based solely on the testimony of those officers, who now sit in jail awaiting their trial on federal charges of racketeering, Potts spent more than 588 days in jail, before his case was dismissed and he was ultimately set free.“I think the worst time was probably when I was found guilty,” Potts said of his time in jail. “I was like, I felt devastated. How did ya’ll just find me guilty? It wasn’t no evidence, no fingerprints,” he added.Although the officers who arrested Potts were under federal investigation for misconduct during the trial in March 2016, their records were not admitted in court according to Potts’ attorney Todd Oppenheim. He says the rogue element within the BCPD is not an anomaly.“It’s prevalent…there’s a lot, there’s certainly more than were indicted…it definitely goes beyond the seven,” Oppenheim said on First Edition on April 14. “He (Potts) filed his own pro se federal lawsuit that is currently pending, that is remarkable. That’s where his mind has been the whole time, he never wavered,” Oppenheim added.If the guilty verdict was the most difficult day of Potts’ unjust incarceration, maybe the most surreal day was when he witnessed the seven officers (including the three that arrested him in September of 2015) being arrested on television, while he sat in his jail cell.“First, I was like, I caught a glimpse of it…their faces just flashed across, I was like, they’re in my case,” Potts recalled. “We went to eat and we came back and it was like the 5 o’clock news was coming on and it was like breaking news and it came across and my cell buddy was like, ‘This can’t be real,’” Potts added. But, indeed it was, as real as it gets.The truth is there are thousands of mostly Black, mostly poor men and women who have been jailed under the broad umbrella of what are known as, “illegal arrests,” going back to the dark days of so-called, “zero-tolerance,” policing in Baltimore. And for many, the universe seems to be working decidedly against them.Next week, a closer look at the effects of these arrests on Baltimore’s population.Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of AFRO First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on WEAA, 88.9.
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However, most restaurants and diners leave us very disappointed when it comes to the pigs and the cows. Well worry no more. One of Hauz Khas’s latest hangouts, Matchbox, is all ready to dish out as much of those sinful eats as you want. We walked into Matchbox on an unsuspecting Thursday night. Placed pertly just a next to Raasta, Matchbox has come up where Themis used to be. Which is a huge relief because Themis was quite terrible. With spanking new interiors Matchbox appeals to your senses with some very innovative walls, some comfy cushions, a video game console for Tekken (which we loved!) and yes – some great music (these guys love their old school rock, thank the lord!). Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Chatting with Amit, one of the brains behind this two-month old joint, we get to know that the venue is all about all things legendary. The music, the movies, sports and of course the comics. We dug into the classic Pigs in a Blanket and the pork sausage pizza as Pink Floyd played in the background. Then came the bacon and fries ( a generous helping of bacon strips with french fries) and we were in heaven! These guys also have a classic hotdog, a mac and cheese , fried chicken, burgers and yes – maggi! You can add your own twist to the dish of course picking from chicken, veggies and bacon bits. Yes. Get the drift – we love the bacon. They have a huge list of cocktails on offer and some select wines so pick your poison. They also have an all-day breakfast that you could try and a pretty impressive dessert spread which we skipped thanks to all the yummy meat we had just downed with a lot of beer. For next time! Head over and check these guys out.
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Contradicting common perception, researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin”, does not cause or worsen sleep apnea.Sleep apnea causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night. Obesity appears to contribute to the adverse effects.“The link between obesity and vitamin D deficiency can be explained a number of ways, one of which is that obese individuals are less likely to be physically active, thereby limiting their sun exposure,” said senior investigator Ken Kunisaki, associate professor of medicine at University of Minnesota in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Although our study was not designed to figure out why obese people have lower vitamin D levels, our results ultimately suggest that low vitamin D levels do not cause or worsen sleep apnea,” Kunisaki said. The study involved a cohort of 2,827 participants who were generally healthy and elderly males with average age 76.4 years. “Taking additional vitamin D supplements is not likely to prevent or improve sleep apnea,” Kunisaki said.The researchers also found no evidence to support a link between vitamin D deficiency and increased risk of sleep apnea in non-obese study participants.The study appeared in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society.