Council to vote on new patrol

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first_img City officials believe they will be able to attract candidates to fill those slots because they will be higher-paying jobs than they were with the county. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The City Council will vote on the additional patrol at its meeting at 7 p.m. today in council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. Last fall, the city added a similar patrol. In the first year of operation, that unit was credited with making 363 arrests, including arrests of three murder suspects and 12 arrests of people suspected of assaults with a deadly weapon. In September, the City Council approved converting four community service officer positions from the sheriff’s contract into city jobs. The goal is to free up deputies from routine chores so they can concentrate on investigating crimes and arresting suspects. The community service officers handle tasks such as taking reports on minor, nonemergency crimes; taking fingerprints; answering phones; issuing parking citations; and directing traffic at crash sites or special events. For the past four years, the city has contracted with the Sheriff’s Department for the four officers, but for each of the past two years the county has not been able to fill two of the slots. PALMDALE – Palmdale is looking to add a two-deputy, 40-hour patrol team to its sheriff’s contract. The two-deputy team is what deputies refer to as a “bomber” car, a unit that can patrol without being diverted to routine calls. The team can be used to focus on particular high-crime areas or to look for particular crimes. “It’s a preventative type measure rather than going after crime after it’s been done,” said Councilman Mike Dispenza. The addition of the unit is expected to cost the city $153,000 for the remainder of this fiscal year, which runs to June 30. last_img read more


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first_imgWatching molecular machines at work in living cells should be as fascinating as watching a city through a magnifying glass.Observing biological nanotransporters (Science Daily). What if you could watch drawbridges working on the head of a pin? Something like that, but far smaller, works inside your cells. There’s a “nanoporter” that uses ATP to transport cargo in and out of cell membranes. This system is not as simple as A-B-C, even though it has that name.“ABC transporters are fascinating biological nanomachines,” says Lars Schäfer, head of the Molecular Simulation research group [at Ruhr-University Bochum]. These proteins couple the binding and chemical cleavage of ATP molecules, the chemical energy unit of the cell, with the transport of molecules through biological membranes….“Our results show how the binding of ATP molecules induces structural changes in the transporter that are ultimately required to carry substrate molecules through the membrane,” explains Hendrik Göddeke, co-author and doctoral researcher in Lars Schäfer’s group.Study reveals the inner workings of a molecular motor that packs and unpacks DNA (Phys.org). A chromosome remodeler named INO80 is performing onstage at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: on the microscope stage, that is. Researchers at LMU watched the act of “astonishing precision” as it worked on its “heavy-duty reorganizational task” of wrapping DNA around chromatin.Chromatin remodelers have an essential role as they are molecular machines: they unpick and unpack segments of the DNA by sliding nucleosome spools back and forth, replacing individual histones, freeing up the DNA for transcription, and finally compacting it again, when the job is done. Since all of this happens in a highly dynamic fashion, chromatin remodelers enable cells to react rapidly to alterations in their environment – and this holds for brewer’s yeast as well as for human cells.The clouds of spaghetti that keep DNA data safe (Science Daily). Computer systems worry about data breaches, and so do cells. The cell nucleus is like a massive library read by numerous machines. They deliver information to the cytoplasm outside the nucleus, but only certain molecules can get in or out. This article describes some of the data protection systems provided by the Nuclear Pore Complexes (NPCs), some of the most complex machine systems in cells.Molecular machines (Illustra Media)Cells can avoid “data breaches” when letting signaling proteins into their nuclei thanks to a quirky biophysical mechanism involving a blur of spaghetti-like proteins, researchers from the Rockefeller University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have shown. Their study appears in the March 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry….To travel through NPCs, many molecules must be attached to proteins called transport factors (TFs), which act as shuttles that the NPC recognizes. But the NPC faces a challenge: It must accurately recognize and bind to TFs to let them through without admitting unwanted traffic, but it must let them through quickly — in a matter of milliseconds — in order for the cell to be able to do its duties. Proteins known to accurately bind to specific molecules, like antibodies, normally stay stuck to their targets for periods of up to months.“How on Earth do you have the kind of specificity that we see in protein-protein interactions like antibodies, and yet have the kind of speed that we see with water off a Teflon pan?” asked Michael Rout, professor at Rockefeller University who was one of the co-lead authors of the work.The spaghetti trick involves many intrinsically-disordered proteins in the NPC, looking somewhat like strands of spaghetti, making “many quick, transient contacts between transport factors” and nuclear proteins. How can we visualize this? “I can’t think of any analogy in normal life that does what this does,” Rout said. “You’ve got this blur of (amino acids) coming on and off (the transport factor) with extraordinary speed.” Maybe security engineers could learn something from this technique.Scientists map the portal to the cell’s nucleus (Science Daily). In this second article from Rockefeller University about the NPC, Rout did find one analogy:It reminds us of a suspension bridge, in which a combination of sturdy and flexible parts produce a stress-resilient structure, says Michael P. Rout, who led the work together with Brian T. Chait.The pore complex contains 552 component proteins, called nucleoporins, and scientists hadn’t previously known how they all fit together. It took a combination of approaches to assemble a comprehensive map of these pieces.Sadly, after comparing the NPC to lesser systems designed intelligently by humans, Rout ascribes it all to evolutionary chance. “Evolution has enclosed it with a double membrane, the nuclear envelope,” the article says, going on to visualize some unobserved miracles:The pore complex first emerged when single-celled organisms — the only living things at the time — acquired special compartments containing organ-like structures, including the nucleus, which houses the cell’s genetic code.Strings of electron-carrying proteins may hold the secret to ‘electric bacteria’ (Phys.org). This article suggests that some bacteria may have the ability to transfer electrons from the inside to the outside environment, using “micro machines” that turn on the power to extract energy from the environment. “Could a unique bacterium be nature’s microscopic power plant?” asks Moh El-Naggar, scientist at USC. Isn’t it nice to know that bacteria, “wired for survival” as among the smallest organisms on earth, are “highly evolved machines”?Microbiologists, can you please please turn off the obligatory Darwinspeak and just tell us the facts of what you are looking at? You’re beginning to sound like comedians. (Visited 422 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


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first_imgA six-foot-long rat snake was spotted in the Taj Mahal premises on Monday, causing panic among visitors.A team of experts from Wildlife SOS arrived at the monument and rescued the snake. The rat snake is harmless, feeding mostly on birds and rodents.The staff at the Taj Mahal called for help and a rapid response team was dispatched by Wildlife SOS. The team found the reptilian visitor cooling off under a water cooler in the water filtration plant.Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) immediately stopped the water filtration plant. The Wildlife SOS team, along with the ASI staff, moved workers and curious tourists to a safe distance from the snake before starting the rescue process.After an hour-long operation, the Wildlife SOS team managed to successfully extricate the reptile.Munazzar Ali, Senior Conservation Assistant, ASI, said: “There are four RO plants inside the Taj Mahal to ensure proper water supply for public water taps. As soon as the snake was spotted inside the plant, considering the safety of tourists and workers, we immediately contacted Wildlife SOS for their assistance. The team was very efficient in rescuing the snake.”Baiju Raj M.V of Wildlife SOS said: “The severe heat must have driven the snake in search for water and a cool place. We thank the ASI and the officials of the Taj Mahal for considering the safety of the tourists and the snake and contacting Wildlife SOS.”last_img read more


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first_imgAway from their families, players of the Indian cricket team on Friday celebrated Diwali at the residence of Gujarat Ranji skipper Pathiv Patel in Ahmedabad.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina, VVS Laxman and others were spotted at Parthiv’s house.Dhoni and Raina were seen bursting fire crackers on the terrace of Parthiv’s house, along with other members of the team.India and New Zealand players are engaged in a Test series.Parthiv has been out of the Indian team for over two years and has been leading the Gujarat Ranji Trophy team where he as a player has performed well, despite the team’s inconsistent performance.Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players and their family members also celebrated the festival of lights at their hotel.Wives and children of the Kiwi players were seen burning sparklers and other fire crackers.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more


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first_imgIndia and Sri Lanka were billed as the favourites for the World Cup title and both have made it to the final.A look at their performance in the pastODI Head to Head: Played: 128, Wins: India 67, Sri Lanka 50, No Result: 11.Last meeting: August 28, 2010 – Sri Lanka 299-8 (50 ov) defeated India 225 (46.5 ov) by 74 runs.World Cup Head to head: Played: 7, Wins: India 2, Sri Lanka 4 No Result: 1.World Cup Last meeting: March 23, 2007, Sri Lanka 254-6 (50 ov) defeated India 185 (43.4 ov) by 69 runs.last_img


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first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Just shows that we got to put defense first,” Brownlee said. “Some nights we’re just not going to make shots. We just got to really focus on it (defense), knowing it’s our biggest strength.”Meanwhile, Phoenix Pulse will play the first of two games without coach Louie Alas and the first of what could be a lot without Calvin Abueva when the Fuel Masters return to the floor for the first time after that tumultuous Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAbueva was suspended by the league indefinitely after a weekend of controversies and the Fuel Masters will also break in a new import in Richard Howell when they battle Meralco in the 4:30 p.m. contest.“Despite what’s been happening, we still consider Phoenix to be a very dangerous team so we will have to be on top of our game,” mentor Norman Black said through the league’s website. Alas was also suspended for his participation in a scuffle three minutes into the game as the league slapped a total of P264,000 in fines for rough play.Ginebra’s LA Tenorio knows that they cannot rely too heavily on Brownlee, who hit some big baskets against the Batang Pier.“He’s tried and tested,” Tenorio said of Brownlee. “But whenever we share the basketball, we’re pretty much tough to beat.”The Gin Kings have a two-game winning streak going but know that the Painters will be no easy pickings, especially with former Best Import Denzel Bowles leading Rain or Shine.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Azkals, U-22 team push training to high gear LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netInspired by the way it played defense to gut out a win the last time up, Barangay Ginebra looks to do it all over again when the Gin Kings battle Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup eliminations on Friday at Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Tim Cone, following a narrow 73-70 escape from NorthPort last Saturday, conceded they were able to survive because of their defense, and import Justin Brownlee wouldn’t mind replicating such an approach in the 7 p.m. game against the Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more


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first_img The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.The parish has attracted some major hotel developments in recent years, and Mr. Bartlett said that in the pipeline are some 6,000 additional rooms along the corridor from Rio Bueno to Falmouth.“The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed.He was speaking at the official opening of the Excellence Oyster Bay Hotel in the parish on Thursday (October 18).“The people of Trelawny now have every reason to smile, as this phase of the Oyster Bay resort development represents an investment of $110 million and which saw some 1,500 persons gainfully employed. Of course, the vast majority of them were Jamaicans, including contractors and subcontractors,” he noted.“Trelawny is finally coming into its own and is poised for greatness. It already has some of the finest infrastructure to support the tourism product. These include the leading cruise port, rafting on the legendary Martha Brae River, cultural excursions into Maroon history, exploration of the Windsor Caves, the adventures of Chukka Caribbean at Good Hope, and so much more,” he pointed out.He predicts that “in a few years, when you combine the inventory of Trelawny with that of Montego Bay, you are looking at two-thirds of the hotel room stock on the island”.The Minister, in highlighting developments in the local tourism sector, said that the success did not happen overnight or by the waving of a magic wand but by “careful and strategic planning…effective marketing and promotion”.“We have been working very closely with stakeholders and attracting the right investors,” he pointed out.He said that the industry is stimulating wide-scale economic activity, fostering growth in communities, generating jobs and earning billions of dollars in foreign exchange.“Tourism is already proving to be a powerful catalyst for improving the socio-economic conditions of our people,” he added.Situated on the private peninsula of Oyster Bay, the resort offers an adult-only all-inclusive experience to high-end clientele.It features 315 suites, inclusive of 800 square ft. junior suites and 2,000 square ft. upper suites with expansive living spaces, panoramic ocean views, and direct beach access.Excellence Group Luxury Hotels specialises in hotel management and worldwide real estate development, with a primary presence in the Caribbean. “The fact is that Trelawny can no longer be ignored. Trelawny is now forging with its transformation from a parish that has been dominated by agriculture, more so sugar cane, to what is now a very vibrant tourism sector,” the Tourism Minister beamed. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the parish of Trelawny is moving to take its place as a key player in the tourism sector.last_img read more