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Tropical Storm Nestor Forecast Discussion Number 8

Issued at 400 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 000 WTNT41 KNHC 190838 TCDAT1 Tropical Storm Nestor Discussion Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162019 400 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 Nestor is rapidly losing the few tropical characteristics that it once had. The cloud pattern consists of a large circulation of low clouds with a comma-shape convective band well to the east of the circulation. This band is already over a large portion of the Florida peninsula. The center of the sy...


Tropical Storm Nestor Public Advisory Number 8

Issued at 400 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 000 WTNT31 KNHC 190838 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Nestor Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162019 400 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 ...WINDS AND STORM SURGE SHOULD BE AFFECTING MUCH OF THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA... ...NESTOR GRADUALLY LOSING ITS TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS... SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...29.0N 86.0W ABOUT 75 MI...125 KM SW OF APALACHIC...


Copyright Infringement Liability In The Music Business

Living as we are in the digital age, any company which plays host to entertainment media on a large is at constant risk of copyright infringement. Whether it's Spotify or YouTube, difficult challenges will inevitably arise over how to best monitor for and remove infringing content. Here we look at factors which determine how companies thread the copyright needle. __________________________________ Guest post by Camran Ferrier from the Berklee College of Music: Music Business Journal ...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Publishing & Songwriting, Streaming, YouTube & Video, Amazon, Apple, Apple Music, Copyright, DIY, DIY musicians, Google, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician


Tropical Storm Nestor Public Advisory Number 7A

Issued at 100 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 000 WTNT31 KNHC 190537 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Nestor Intermediate Advisory Number 7A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162019 100 AM CDT Sat Oct 19 2019 ...WINDS AND STORM SURGE INCREASING OVER MUCH OF THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.8N 86.3W ABOUT 85 MI...140 KM SW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM SSW OF PANAMA CITY...


China says will work with the U.S. to address each other's core concerns

Chinese vice premier Liu He said on Saturday that China will work with the United States to address each other's core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and that stopping the trade war would be good for both sides and the world.
Tags: businessNews


Tropical Storm Nestor Public Advisory Number 7

Issued at 1000 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019 000 WTNT31 KNHC 190234 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Nestor Advisory Number 7 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162019 1000 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019 ...RAIN CONTINUES TO SPREAD INLAND OVER MUCH OF THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA... ...STORM SURGE AND WIND EXPECTED TO INCREASE SOON... SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...28.5N 87.0W ABOUT 135 MI...215 KM ESE OF THE MOUTH OF T...


China says will work with the U.S. to address each other's core concerns

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Saturday that China will work with the United States to address each other's core concerns on the basis of equality and mutual respect, and that stopping the trade war would be good for both sides and the world. "The two sides have made substantial progress in many fields, laying an important foundation for the signing of a phased agreement," Liu, also the chief negotiator in the trade talks, told a virtual reality conference in Nanchang, the capital of south...


US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, Venezuela

The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Cuba over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home. The Department of Commerce said in a statement it is revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and will deny future applications for aircraft leases. It will also expand the sanctions on Cuba to include more foreign goods containing U.S. contents.


Apple’s China stance makes for strange political alliances, as AOC and Ted Cruz slam the company

In a rare instance of bipartisanship overcoming the rancorous discord that’s been the hallmark of the U.S. Congress, senators and sepresentatives issued a scathing rebuke to Apple for its decision to take down an app at the request of the Chinese government. Signed by Senators Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Congressional Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Mike Gallagher and Tom Malinowski, the letter was written to “express… strong concern about Apple’s censorship...
Tags: TC, Apple, China, E-commerce, Firewall, Hong Kong, iOS, iTunes, Marco Rubio, National Basketball Association, Ron Wyden, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton


Asylum-seeking Mexicans are more prominent at US border

Lizbeth Garcia tended to her 3-year-old son outside a tent pitched on a sidewalk, their temporary home while they wait for their number to be called to claim asylum in the United States. The 33-year-old fled Mexico's western state of Michoacan a few weeks ago with her husband and five children — ages 3 to 12 — when her husband, a truck driver, couldn't pay fees that criminal gangs demanded for each trailer load. "I'd like to say it's unusual, but it's very common," Garcia said Thursday in Juar...


American Nathan Chen in first place after short program

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two-time world champion Nathan Chen of the United States topped the short program with 102.71 points Friday at Skate America, the first of six events in the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series Dmitri Aliev, the 2018 European silver medalist and 2018 Russian national bronze medalist, was second at 96.57. […]
Tags: Sports


Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands already have led ...


LGBTQ guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is one of the oldest and most celebrated epicenters of queer culture in the US. There’s been a whisper in the Barbary Coast wind saying “go West, gay man” ever since the 1840s and ‘50s when the Gold Rush enticed men to follow a yellow-brick road towards California. Nearly 95 percent of San Francisco was male at the time, and as the saying goes, if there’s a (man named) Will, there’s a way — and there was. The real game-changer for the city’s queer community came during World Wa...
Tags: All, LGBT, LGBT SF, LGBTQ, LGBTQ bars, LGBTQ guide to SF, LGBTQ SF


Tropical Storm Nestor Public Advisory Number 6A

Issued at 700 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019 000 WTNT31 KNHC 182355 CCA TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Nestor Intermediate Advisory Number 6A...Corrected NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162019 700 PM CDT Fri Oct 18 2019 Corrected typo in Hazards Affecting Land Section ...HEAVY RAINS SPREADING INLAND OVER PORTIONS OF THE GULF COAST... ...STORM SURGE AND WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER TONIGHT... SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------...


Trump hopes U.S.-China trade deal will be signed by middle of November

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.
Tags: businessNews


Best cities to visit for chocoholics

It’s a great time to be a chocolate lover. Whereas Swiss and Belgian chocolate used to dominate the conversation about quality chocolate, there’s now more chocolate being made around the world than ever before. In today’s chocolate-obsessed world, you can go to massive chocolate museums with flowing chocolate waterfalls, pick your own cocoa in the rainforest, and taste drinking chocolate from the source. These are the top destinations for chocolate lovers. 1. Hershey, Pennsylvania Photo: J...
Tags: All, Cacao, Chocoholics, Chocolate, Chocolate Destinations, Chocolate Lovers, Cocoa


Kurdish General Said to Reject Turkish Occupation: Syria Update

(Bloomberg) -- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outlined his understanding of the Turkish-patrolled “safe zone” in northern Syria, saying the U.S. and Russia should also play a role in maintaining a corridor that he wants to stretch along a vast section of Turkey’s border.A deal reached with a top U.S. delegation on Thursday -- which secured a 120-hour cease-fire -- required Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area 444 km long and 32 km deep, the president told foreign reporters in Istanbul on Fr...


Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the US

Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, and their first customers are Michael and Kelly Collver, who will get a “cough and cold pack,” which includes Tylenol, cough drops, facial tissues, Emergen-C and bottled water (do people who have colds need bottled water?). The Collvers are re...
Tags: Aerospace, TC, Transportation, Alphabet, Delivery Drone, Drone, Drone Delivery, Emerging-Technologies, Federal Aviation Administration, Fedex, Technology, United States, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UPS, Virginia, Walgreens


U.S. hits Cuba with new sanctions over human rights, Venezuela

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Cuba over its human rights record and its support for Venezuela's government, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday. In a statement, the department said it will restrict Cuba's access to commercial aircraft by revoking existing licenses for aircraft leases to Cuban state-owned airlines and denying future applications for aircraft leases. The United States will also expand sanctions to include more foreign goods containing U.S. content and im...


Justices to review constitutionality of CFPB structure

The website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, describes the CFPB as a “U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.” Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of statutory restrictions on the president’s ability to remove the director of the CFPB from office. The dispute is not merely an academic one: If the ju...
Tags: Featured, What's Happening Now


The US nukes will no longer run on plate-sized floppy disks

The dated tech in the United State’s nuclear computer system is getting an upgrade as the military sunsets those gigantic old-school floppy disks. It’ll be replaced with a digital solution of some kind. 60 Minutes exposed the monstrous floppy disks in 2014 when it ran a special on the nuclear mechanism — host Leslie Stahl called them “the really old kind. They were mentioned again in a report from the Government Accountability Office, which said the disks were “a legacy system that coordinates t...
Tags: United States


The Surveillance State

Big brother is watching you (from a reader). Border Patrol’s electronic eyes will spot you long before you spot them. If you walk along the United States border in remote stretches of New Mexico desert, or in the grasslands between North Dakota and Canada, you might not hear the buzz of what could be flying above you: A Predator drone — the same vehicle that has been outfitted to drop bombs over Afghanistan and Iraq. From five miles away, the drone’s cameras can see so well they can tell if you...
Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Police


German camera lenses could soon become 25% more expensive

After a 15-year-long dispute, The World Trade Organization approved that the United States can impose trade sanctions on some products from the EU. The US is about to apply $7.5 billion in punitive tariffs on the EU products. Among other things, it will affect German camera lenses, making them 25% more expensive. If you’d like […] The post German camera lenses could soon become 25% more expensive appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: News, EU, German, Germany, Import, Lenses, Usa


Contractors Struggle with Cash & Difficult Payment Terms, Could Benefit From Legal Advice, According to New Survey

Guest Post Friday is back with a post from my pal Scott Wolfe. Scott is the founder and CEO of Levelset, which is used by thousands of contractors to make payments fast and easy.  Scott, previously a construction attorney himself, founded Levelset to even the $1 trillion construction playing field, and is on a mission to make payments less stressful for contractors and suppliers across the globe.  Getting paid in construction is slow, hard, and stressful, according to a survey conducted by Level...
Tags: Business of Construction, Construction, Construction Law, Guest Post Friday, Mechanic's Liens, Levelset, Scott Wolfe, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Mechanic's Lien


Japan will participate in NASA’s Lunar Gateway project for the Artemis program

Japan has officially announced that it will participate with NASA’s Lunar Gateway project (via NHK), which will seek to establish an orbital research and staging station around the Moon. The Lunar Gateway is a key component of NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to land the first American woman and the next American man on the surface of the Moon by 2024. Japan’s involvement was confirmed on Friday at a meeting of the country’s Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy, at which Japan Prim...
Tags: Aerospace, Asia, Science, Space, TC, Ceo, Google Lunar X Prize, Ispace, Japan, Jaxa, Moon, NASA, Outer Space, Spacecraft, Spaceflight, United States


UPDATE 1-Mexico flies 300 Indian migrants to New Delhi in 'unprecedented' mass deportation

MEXICO CITY/NEW DELHI Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mexico has deported over 300 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said late on Wednesday, calling it an unprecedented transatlantic deportation. The move follows a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb U.S.-bound migration in exchange for averting U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports. "It is unprecedented in INM's history - in either form or the number of people - for a transatlantic ...


Why America’s Christian foundation is a myth

A new book by attorney Andrew Seidel, 'The Founding Myth: Why Christian nationalism Is Un-American', takes on the myth of America's Christian founding. Christian nationalism is the belief that the United States was founded as a Christian nation on Christian principles, and that the nation has strayed from that original foundation. Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the principles on which America was built, argues Seidel. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationali...
Tags: Law, Policy, Politics, United states, History, God, Religion, Education, Christianity




Remaining Silent About Corruption Should Not Be an Option

New York City requires its employees to blow the whistle on wrongdoing, and that approach is working.
Tags: Whistle-Blowers, Corruption (Institutional, Department of Investigation (NYC, Koch, Edward I, New York City, United States


Americans becoming less Christian as over a quarter follow no religion

* Self-identified Christians fall by 12 percentage points in a decade * Fewer than half of millennials are Christians, survey findsAs many millennials say they never attend religious services (22%) as those who say they go at least once a week. Photograph: Alamy Stock PhotoThe United States is becoming a less Christian country, and the decline in religious affiliation is particularly rapid among younger Americans, new figures show.The proportion of US adults who describe themselves as Christian...