Updated: 8:45 AM KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Surfboard shop damaged in fire in Morena-area April 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A two-alarm blaze near a surfboard shop in the Morena area Friday morning and sent a firefighter to the hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, authorities said.Dispatchers received a call shortly before 2:20 a.m. from a person who reported seeing smoke near the 5100 block of Pacific Highway, San Diego Fire-Rescue dispatch supervisor Brent Peterson said.Firefighters responded to the scene and found smoke and flames near a surfboard repair shop, Peterson said.The owner of Lord of the Dings Surfboard Repair, Mauricio DeSuza, said that his building did not sustain any fire damage and it was a building next to his that was burned.Crews doused the blaze and had the flames knocked down within 40 minutes, the dispatch supervisor said.A firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, SDFRD spokesman Jose Ysea said. An update on the firefighter’s condition was not immediately available.The cause of the fire was under investigation. Posted: April 12, 2019
To maintain the critical capabilities of its three manufacturing arsenals, the Army should develop guidelines for officials to follow when deciding whether to purchase items from the arsenals or from the private sector, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommends in a new report.GAO called for the Army to issue “clear, step-by-step implementing guidance, such as an instruction or guidebook, on the process for conducting make-or-buy analyses in a consistent manner.”The lack of such guidance likely has hampered the Pentagon’s efforts to encourage the military to consider the arsenals as a source of manufacture, the agency concluded. To offset a decline in demand for materiel from the arsenals — Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark; Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Ill.; and Watervliet Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, N.Y. — the Army has directed acquisition programs to assign work to the arsenals consistent with their capabilities. Those actions have increased revenue, but not sufficiently to recover the facilities’ operating expenses, according to the report.The congressional watchdog agency also recommended that the deputy assistant secretary of defense for maintenance policy and programs — in conjunction with the services — “complete DOD’s ongoing effort to establish a process for identifying the manufacturing arsenals’ critical capabilities and a method for determining the minimum workload needed to sustain these capabilities.” A separate recommendation calls for the department to issue guidance to implement that process.Because DOD’s actions from 2012 to 2014 did not generate sufficient revenue for the arsenals, Congress provided $375 million collectively in fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to help recover the arsenals’ operating expenses. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Explore further The idea was presented to the Challenger Center, a foundation started by the offspring of NASA astronauts to encourage young people from all walks of life to “Think Big” and reach for the stars by providing hands-on experience in space science. Ken Harvey along with NASA engineers, Astronauts and friends of the Space program realize that an important ingredient in encouraging an interest in science requires you get the young person´s attention. Equally important is that science is presented in terms 21st century young people find palatable and are able to participate in at a level they are familiar, like creating “YouTube” videos. Ken Harvey, age 43 knows quite a bit about taking some hard knocks on his way to a professional playing field and afterward. He was a high school drop out, who got his act together by working his way through Junior College and excelling in football. His career in professional sports was cut short by injuries and with the help of some associates with similar minds embarked on the concept of Space Sportilization. One friend, Eric Anderson, President of Space Adventures in Vienna, Virginia offers five-minute sub-orbital flights for paying customers for $5,000. Additionally, Space Adventures has transported six paying customers to the International Space Station. New York Times reporter Michael Brick quotes Anderson as saying, ” Ken is a friend and someone who can make things happen.” “It just helps people get excited about space”. Ken Harvey is not the first to suggest, “America Think Big.” The first challenge came some 48-years ago by President Kennedy. An endeavor to reach for the Moon brought with it industries and every day conveniences for decades. Thinking big has a way of stretching mankind and creating opportunities on Earth. Ken Harvey formed JAKA Consulting Group which incorporate sports concepts into achieving business goals for business partners. The process is dubbed “Sportilization”. The Space Sportilization variation is aimed at encouraging students to visualize basic football moves and their application to space science. The science of movement in zero-gravity is explored and students are encouraged to participate by estimating the differences in game play on Earth and outer space. The Challenger Center for Space Science Education website has a live demonstration and interactive game developed by Challenger Center´s Richard Garriott and Ken Harvey. Click here to play, “Space Football” Via NY Times Mathematicians prove the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture Earth & Moon. Via: NASA Archives Citation: Space Sportilization: Former Redskin Player Ken Harvey Offers A 21st Century Game on the Moon (2008, November 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-11-space-sportilization-redskin-player-ken.html (PhysOrg.com) — Ken Harvey, former linebacker for the Washington Redskins is trying to capture the imagination of young people by proposing a 21st century game of “Float Ball” to be played in zero-gravity. The Xtreme game of Float Ball combines elements of football and basketball with weightless players bouncing off walls, banging up against each other with the objective of moving varied colored floating balls to each end of the playing field. Extra points are given for stuffing a player carrying a designated color ball into a hoop. Initially, the game can be played in retrofitted grounded planes. The next step may include “Float Ball on the Moon” and perhaps someday a “Float Ball” stadium on Mars. Sounds extreme and perhaps lofty, but there´s science behind Harvey´s plan. 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.
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supporters put up road blockades and agitated on Tuesday, protesting the attack on councillor Mithun Tikadar. He was shot inside his party office at Chitligunj in Budge Budge by two miscreants, identified as Md Kayesh and Kamal Khan, on Monday night.Tikadar had identified the duo and informed the police about them. He went through a major abdominal surgery on Monday night at a private hospital in Ekbalpore. Later, he was shifted to the Advanced Intensive Care Unit (AICU). According to the spokesperson from the hospital, Tikadar is recovering but his condition is still critical. He has been kept under observation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources, police claimed that Tikadar was injured by splinters from the bombs which were hurled by the accused duo. Locals informed that Tikadar had reached his party office a few moments after from the foundation stone laying ceremony of Charial Bridge by Abhishek Banerjee. After that he went inside the party office and was talking to the party workers when Kayesh and Khan shot him from outside through an open window. Later they hurled two bombs to create panic among the locals, making a safe passage to flee. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSleuths suspect that the duo had attacked Tikadar in a planned manner and had kept a strong vigil on his movements. Local Trinamool leaders alleged that BJP is behind the attack on Tikadar, as he had worked well to develop ward 20 from where he was elected as a councillor for the first time. Sleuths had conducted multiple raids on Monday night to nab the duo but were not able to trace either of them. Police have circulated their pictures with other police units across the state.