Free Legal Help Available For Those Affected By Cook Inlet Earthquake

first_imgThe type of legal assistance available includes:Replacement of identification documents or other important destroyed legal documentsAssistance with life, medical, and property insurance claimsHelp with home repair contracts and contractorsAssisting in consumer protection matters, remedies, and proceduresCounseling on mortgage-foreclosure problemsCounseling on landlord-tenant problems andAssistance with securing federal disaster assistance and other government benefits available to aid in disaster recovery. The hotline is a partnership between the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Legal Service Corporation, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Alaskans affected by the disaster and facing legal issues who are unable to afford a lawyer may call the toll-free hotline 855-743-1001 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or go to https://www.alsc-law.org/ Callers should be aware that there are limitations on disaster legal services. For example, assistance is not available for cases that will produce a fee (those cases where attorneys are paid part of the settlement by a court). Such cases are referred to a local lawyer referral service.center_img Callers should leave a message and the call will be returned within 24 to 48 hours. Alaskans can also get disaster assistance by visiting a disaster recovery center or to locate a disaster recovery center, applicants can visit: www.fema.gov/disaster-recovery-centers. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A free legal aid hotline is now available to eligible Alaskans affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake in the Municipality of Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Borough, and Mat-Su Borough. The service allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer to aid in disaster-related matters.last_img read more

Brightcove Strikes Video Syndication Deal with AOLs 5min Media

first_imgBrightcove, an online video platform, and 5min Media, a Web video syndication platform and division of the newly-formed AOL Advertising.com Group, have expanded their partnership. As a result, Brightcove Pro and Enterprise edition customers can now publish content from 5min Media’s library directly through their Brightcove accounts.Richard Bloom, senior vice president of business development with 5min Media, says, “Brightcove customers will be able to significantly increase video views by tapping into 5min’s expansive library of high-quality, professional videos. These video views will be monetized with pre-rolls and other types of in-stream advertising. These opportunities will be sold by 5min and, in some cases, by the publisher.”The AOL Advertising.com Group was formed in May 2011, and is made up of eight companies including: Advertising.com, ADTECH, AOL Video, goviral, Pictela, Content Solutions, 5min Media and Sponsored Listings. Brightcove has worked with Conde Nast, Time Inc., Rodale and Meredith in their website video initiatives.last_img read more

WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between January 6, 2019 to January 13, 2019 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington Fire Dept. to participate in BFit First Responder Challenger by Cassia BurnsResidents taking out papers for town election by Lizzy HillWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunNew superintendent gets 1st run at budget by Kori TuittBoard weighing mixed-use project on Lowell Street by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Ahead of Cyclone Fani PM Modi prays for safety of people in

first_imgTwitter/PIBThe Indian Meteorological Department said on Monday that Cyclone Fani may become severe by the end of the day. It is currently over the Bay of Bengal and is moving northeast at the speed of 21 kilometres per hour.Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Monday that he is praying for everyone’s safety and that he has asked the concerned authorities to have disaster management and preventive measures in place.He tweeted, “Spoke to officials regarding the situation arising due to Cyclone Fani. Asked them to take preventive measures and be prepared to provide all possible assistance. Also urged them to work closely with Governments of the affected states. Praying for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”PM Modi also asked the cabinet secretary to arrange a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) to make a plan of action.The IMD said on Monday that by tracking the movement of the cyclone, it will go 300 km away from Chennai coast before moving north-northeast after Wednesday. They also predicted that the cyclone will turn into a severe storm.”The cyclone threat for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has subsided with the cyclone Fani keeping away from anywhere near the shores,” the IMD said. The cyclone is said to bring light rain to the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coastlines in the next two days, much to the relief of the resident in the latter state after the mercury levels were steadily rising in the past week.It is difficult to accurately predict the trajectory of the cyclone more than five days in advance. “Till as far as we can see, this cyclone is remaining over sea. It will make landfall only after May 2. As such, we would be clearer about the landfall event by the afternoon of April 30. As of now, we can see the trajectory turning away from the land around April 30. If it continues in the same trajectory, a landfall over southern Odisha can be expected. But it can turn further away as well. Regular warnings are being issued and will continue to be issued,” IMD Director General KJ Ramesh was quoted as saying by Indian Express.last_img read more

No Indian on the list Sachin Tendulkar names three players to watch

first_imgAfter months of buildup, action finally commenced in this year’s World Cup as hosts and title favourites England signalled their intent as they smashed South Africa in the very first match by a whopping margin of 104 runs. Ben Stokes was the star with the bat, Jofra Archer was the star with the ball and the England ODI juggernaut kept chugging along.Sachin Tendulkar, who made his debut as far as cricket commentary is concerned, picked the three players to watch out for in the tournament. In this list, Sachin picked Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan, England’s X-factor Jofra Archer and Australia’s comeback man David Warner as players to watch out for this year. The legendary batsman also picked Rashid as his impact player in the 12th edition of the marquee event. Also, he had a word of advice for the leg-spinner. Indian cricket legend Sachin TendulkarNikalas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images”I would say ‘challenge the batters, and you (Rashid) won’t disappoint Afghanistan fans,” Sachin told Star Sports after England’s innings came to an end at the Oval.’Warner looks hungry and determined’Speaking about Warner, Tendulkar said that he looked hungry in the IPL and wanted to make an impact and hence, his form will be a great boost for Australia which makes him the batsman to watch out for. “I saw him in the IPL. He made a huge statement there. He looked hungry, determined and focused. He looked, fitter. Some extreme conditions… he ran hard and pushed himself hard. Warner looks determined and he is the batsman to watch out for,” he added. All-rounder Jofra ArcherIANSSpeaking about Jofra Archer, Sachin said that he has the pace and skills to be the captain’s go-to bowler. His analysis was vindicated as Archer broke the back of South Africa in their first match as he picked up three wickets and his presence has made the England attack look more rounded.”I am looking forward to watching Jofra Archer in action. I know, in crunch moments, England are going to go to Jofra Archer to bowl those tight overs and even pick wickets,” he said.After having called it quits from the game, this was the first time the legendary batsman picked up the microphone as a commentator and said that he felt similar to what he had felt when he made his debut as a player back in 1989.”I know, I am having the same feeling I had in Pakistan in 1989. Now it’s 2019, I am having the same feeling. 30 years down the line. I have a microphone in hand, not a cricket bat. Looking forward to it,” he said.last_img read more

How Might A New Supreme Court Justice Affect Abortion Law

first_img 00:00 /13:25 Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Back row: Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.Credit: Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States X With the impending retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court, some are wondering if Roe v. Wade, the landmark case regarding abortion rights, might be overturned when a new — presumably conservative — justice is appointed by President Trump.But how much does the Supreme Court really affect abortion law? Or does the battle over abortion rights take place more often in state legislatures, regardless of the high court’s makeup?In the audio above, Houston Matters talks it over with a couple area political scientists: Jay Aiyer of Texas Southern University and Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Charles “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas College of Law – Houston. Listencenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: last_img read more

11YearOld Salvadoran Girl Living In Houston Gets Second Chance At Asylum

first_img Share Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaEleven-year-old Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado was facing deportation until a judge granted a motion to reopen her case.An 11-year-old Salvadoran girl facing deportation will get a second chance to ask for asylum. The judge who ordered Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado to be deported has now reopened her case.Her deportation order came after a scheduling mix-up at a Houston immigration court. Now, Laura’s asylum claim will be heard with her 15-year-old sister and mother in a joint petition. They fled to the U.S. from El Salvador last October after they say gang members murdered other family members. “We want to live a more peaceful life and free ourselves of all this,” said Dora Alvarado, Laura’s mother. “We’ve already suffered too much,” she said.Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaDora, Laura’s mother, sheds tears after talking about her hopes for a more peaceful life.The family will stay in Houston as they wait to plead their asylum case.Their next court date is May 20, but the immigration court backlog could delay their final hearing for as many as three years. Their lawyer Silvia Mintz said the family has a strong asylum claim because their family was facing deliberate retaliation by Salvadoran gang members. “The fact that one of the family members witnessed a killing from the gangs and then he testified against that person in the court, based on that, the family started to suffer retaliation and that’s where all the killings started,” Mintz said.last_img read more

Rodenstock Innovation in Athletic Sunglasses

first_img Citation: Rodenstock Innovation in Athletic Sunglasses (2007, October 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-rodenstock-athletic-sunglasses.html Rodenstock the world acclaimed lens maker is in the development stage of producing athletic sunglasses. The prototype is currently called, Informance. The unique aspect of the Informance is the ability to monitor the athlete´s performance and heart rate and show it in the peripheral vision. The sunglasses display a stop watch and heart rate at one edge. The additional feature added only 7 grams to the weight of the sunglasses.A thin wedge-shaped prism is built into the left edge of the lens on the left side of the glasses. A small polymer battery inside the left arm of the glasses projects an image into the prism from the side. The image is reflected twice before reaching the individuals eye. New Scientist quotes Rodenstock optical engineer, Mike Hazel as saying that the focus of the new design was to make a sunglass that could be styled like a normal spectacle. The features only take up about 12 percent of the field of vision on the left side making it barely noticeable from a straight on view. The other feature is the ability to run for 12 hours without recharging.Other similar sunglasses for pilots and other professionals are generally more cumbersome and heavier and would not be acceptable for mass appeal. The Informance is designed for use by avid sports enthusiasts, outdoor professional work and professional athletes.According to the head of research in optics at Rodenstock, the lens display is 160 x 120 pixels and could be expanded. The ability to show distance and directions by a GPS device is an area Rodenstock is considering at this point. The Informance will be priced at the minimum of $1,000 USD. It should be available in the commercial sector by 2009. The prototype athletic sunglasses Informance can display the heart rate, and monitor performance. The German lens maker Rodenstock has made every effort to make the sunglasses light weight and unobtrusive. Additionally, Informance designers are considering the ability to show distance and directions by a GPS devices.center_img 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.last_img read more

Sanjiban Hospital ties up with Malaysias Lincoln University College

first_imgKolkata: Sanjiban Hospital in Hooghly has tied up with the Lincoln University College (LUC), Malaysia, to introduce Doctor of Medicine (MD) course which the hospital authorities have claimed to be an equivalent degree to that of the MBBS in India.The private hospital group on Saturday made the official announcement about the new initiative which, they claim, would be soon introduced. Sanjiban Hospital authorities are yet to declare what would be the intake capacity of the course, offered by the foreign university and some other necessary details related to the new course. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a senior official of the Sanjiban Hospital, the medical aspirants will get an opportunity to enroll themselves and study in its campus here at Fuleswar in Hooghly but the degree would be awarded by the LUC from Malaysia.Dr Subhasis Mitra, Director, Sanjiban Hospital, said the step has been taken so that the crisis of doctors can be addressed. He also added that the hospital has recently signed a collaborative agreement with the LUC to begin the MD course where students from the state will obtain a degree from the foreign university that would be treated at par with the MBBS. The Medical Council of India (MCI), the highest regulating body, has given a clearance to the course, Dr Mitra maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”The main objective of this programme is to build a high-quality health education system by providing an innovative platform. Our country requires 20 million doctors by 2030 and the doctor-patient ration in the country is pitifully low. The number of medical seats needs to be increased,” Dr Mitra said. West Bengal University of Health Sciences has already approved various paramedical, healthcare and diploma courses run by the college, he added. The students can also get a chance to qualify for licensing examinations like the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board test (PLAB), Australian Medical Council (AMC) Examination and Foreign Medical Graduate Exam (FMGE) by studying in Sanjiban Hospital campus.last_img read more

Media services provider GlobeCast has named Michel

first_imgMedia services provider GlobeCast has named Michele Gosetti as interim CEO, GlobeCast Americas. Gosetti , whotakes on the role following the departure of Lisa Coelho, ill continue to serve as chief financial officer of GlobeCast Americas in addition to his new responsibilities.“Over her two years as CEO of Globecast Americas, Lisa Coelho oversaw the improvement of the company’s technical abilities, customer support, and quality of service,” said Globecast Chairman and CEO Olivier Barberot. “Michele Gosetti’s mission will not only be to take these activities to the next level, but also to find efficiencies between our activities in the Americas and the global group, to the benefit of our broadcast clients around the world.”last_img read more