first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Mathieu Gafsou+ 16 Share Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE Year:  Save this picture!© Mathieu Gafsou Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsCorporate ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in UniEléctricaFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinLocated on the border of the city of Lausanne, between the residential area of Chailly and the agricultural estate of Rovereaz, the new building stands on a steep plot planted with trees. To the south, the building benefits from an outstanding panoramic view on the Lake Geneva and on the Alps. Leaning along Rovereaz Road, the building displays a singular architectural shape determined by the triangular plot.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouOn the street side, facing north, the building reveals a relatively closed facade, with a verticality enhanced by the undulations of the facade material. A slight fold interrupts the facade’s rhythm and underlines the bending towards Rovereaz Road. The glazed staircase leading to the apartments partitions freely the volume of the building.Save this picture!Cross SectionsThe south facade offers long glazed and horizontal openings toward the landscape. The loggias alternate with the terraces as exterior extensions of the apartments.Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouAt the sharpest angle of the plot’s westerly side, the thin and narrow sidewall rises vertically from the slope and asserts a strong and sculptural presence towards the city of Lausanne. Save this picture!© Mathieu GafsouEach apartment benefits from a distinct layout. The plans’ geometry results in fluid spaces and multiple perspectives. The serving areas are displayed along the staircase on the street side, thereby protecting the living rooms and the bedrooms oriented toward the garden and the landscape.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe building’s structure consists of exposed concrete slabs and load-bearing walls. The raw concrete stairwell hollows out the volume and generates a cavity that follows the circulation leading to the apartments. The building’s facade is covered with a corrugated skin that alludes to the agricultural past of the estate of Rovereaz. The surface of the Eternit facade panels is protected against bad weather by a potato-juice-based coating. The more sophisticated sliding windows are made of stained spruce wood. They follow the horizontal divisions of the facade panels.Project gallerySee allShow lessTED Talk: How Architectural Innovations Migrate Across Borders / Teddy CruzVideosPeter’s House / Craig Steely ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURESave this projectSaveRovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE Switzerland Year:  Projects photographs:  Mathieu GafsouPhotographs:  Mathieu GafsouCivil Engineer:BG Ingénieurs Conseils LausanneHvac Engineer:Equada, Stéphane Gaiffe La Chaux-de-FondsElectrical Engineer:Perrin & Spaeth RenensBuilding Surveyor:Roan Vallat PullyScreeds:Girard Ingénieur, La Tour-de-PeilzArchitects In Charge:Laurent Saurer, Manuel Bieler, Antoine Robert-Grandpierre, Elsa JejcicCity:LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess Specs CopyHousing•Lausanne, Switzerland 2014 Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily 2014 CopyAbout this officeLOCALARCHITECTUREOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLausanneHousingResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on March 20, 2014Cite: “Rovereaz Housing / LOCALARCHITECTURE” 20 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Peter Stephan of the Tax Resolution Institute Helps Pasadena Tax Professionals Revitalize The Tax Resolution Industry

first_img Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Peter Stephan Tax GuruOver the past year, Peter Stephan of the Tax Resolution Institute has spoken over a dozen times to tax professional groups across Southern California. He has spoken several times to the CalCPA Pasadena Discussion Group as he tries to elevate the tax resolution industry to the standard of excellence that taxpayers deserve. Rather than making grand gestures, Peter Stephan is trying to help one tax professional at a time by leading seminars on how to perform tax resolution work with knowledge and professionalism.Certified Public Accountant Stella Tsai, the Chair of the CalCPA Pasadena Discussion Group, expressed the group’s response to Peter’s efforts when she told Pasadena Now, “Peter Stephan’s hands-on knowledge and expertise keeps us current on the latest trends and developments in the area of tax resolution. He generously shares his expertise and knowledge base with his fellow tax professionals.”Given the numerous scandals of the “pennies on the dollar” late night tax resolution scammers, Peter Stephan’s efforts are not surprising and are being well-received by his fellow tax professionals. As Peter Stephan explained, “After the recent recession, many Californians found themselves in unexpected tax trouble, both with the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board. At the same time, our industry was plagued by scandals that truly hurt innocent American taxpayers. My goal is to restore people’s faith in the integrity of tax resolution services that work.”The scandals shut down some of the biggest operators in the business, the late night advertisers offering “pennies on the dollar” tax relief deals. In 2011, the self-named “Tax Lady” Roni Deutch lost her license and closed her law firm after being sued by California for perpetuating a “heartless scheme” to swindle taxpayers. In 2012, TaxMasters was hit with $195 million in civil penalties by a Texas court while JK Harris went bankrupt and closed their doors forever. In 2013, the founders of American Tax Relief in Beverly Hills were forced to surrender $15 million in assets, including a Ferrari and diamond jewelry, and permanently prohibited from selling tax debt relief services by the Federal Trade Commission. It was the agency’s first but probably not the last such action against a tax resolution company.Is it surprising that Americans lost faith in the tax resolution industry? Based in Woodland Hills with offices in San Diego and New York City, Peter Stephan has practiced tax resolution for over a quarter of a century. As the author of The Ultimate Guide To Tax Resolution, a textbook designed for tax professionals, Peter Stephan literally wrote the book on how to handle tax resolution cases in order to address the problems in the industry and truly help the clients.As Peter Stephan told Pasadena Now, “After seeing the industry tarnished by these scandals, I knew it was time to take a stand. When it comes to dealing with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board, taxpayers need to be able to access professional help that reliably resolves their tax collection, tax audit and tax debt issues.”The question is whether Peter Stephan’s mission actually proved successful when he came to Pasadena. After all, there have been no tax scandals specific to Pasadena and the majority of tax professionals in the city have excellent reputations. One such CPA is Ed Mofrad of Mofrad Financial Solutions. When asked his impression of Peter Stephan, Ed Mofrad said, “I attended Peter Stephan’s tax resolution seminar in Pasadena. The seminar deftly handled the topic of tax resolution and recent controversies. What struck me was the ease with which Peter spoke, and his words were filled with significance related to the topic.”What is intriguing about what Peter Stephan is trying to accomplish is his lack of flag waving or grand gestures. Known as the Tax Guru in 2013 on KRLA’s The Morning Answer radio show, Peter Stephan did not use his on-air time to publicize any personal project or his own company. Instead, the time was used to provide valuable information about how to handle your tax problems, including tax collection and dischargeability of taxes in bankruptcy issues. He wanted to help people by removing the stigma left behind by the late night “pennies on the dollar” so-called tax resolution companies.In the seminars he leads in Pasadena and across Southern California, Peter Stephan believes the tools provided will help tax professionals begin to remove the stigma left behind by all the late night scandals. Clearly, according to Ed Mofrad, an experienced Pasadena CPA, Peter was successful in communicating the realities of tax resolution services at the CalCPA Pasadena Discussion Group. Ed Mofrad described the impact of the seminars on his practice when he told Pasadena Now, “Tax resolution is one of the services we provide for our clients, and we attend many seminars (such as Peter’s) to stay up-to-date. I brought the printed materials and notes that I took from the meeting with Peter back to our office and – in turn – held my own conference for the benefit of our staff.”Peter Stephan has taken his mission beyond local boundaries and offer it to tax professionals on a national basis. As a result, he has started a new subscription-based business service at that is exclusively for tax professionals. The goal of the site is to provide the tools, training, and ongoing support that tax professionals need to do the job right. Well beyond Pasadena and Southern California, Peter Stephan is carrying his message to the rest of the country to make sure that professionals in the tax resolution industry are legitimate, licensed and providing quality tax planning and tax resolution services. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday People Peter Stephan of the Tax Resolution Institute Helps Pasadena Tax Professionals Revitalize The Tax Resolution Industry From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014 | 11:42 am Make a commentlast_img read more

US coronavirus death toll climbs over 150,000

first_imgOvidiu Dugulan/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 664,000 people worldwide.Over 16.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.4 million diagnosed cases. On Wednesday, the U.S. death toll climbed over 150,000 and now stands at 150,649. Here is how the news developed on Wednesday. All times Eastern:9:35 p.m.: Hawaii crosses 100 daily cases for first timeHawaii reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, with gatherings contributing to the rise, officials said Wednesday.There were 109 daily new cases — marking the first time that number has crossed 100 in the state, Gov. David Ige said at a press briefing.There have been 958 cases so far in July — more than any other month so far, officials said.Ige said he’s now considering imposing restrictions, including closing bars, limiting gatherings to 10 people and limiting social gatherings on beaches.“We are seeing infections occurring at personal gatherings of family and friends,” Ige said.Funerals have also contributed to “a lot of the cases,” Bruce Anderson, director of the state health department, said.9:15 p.m.: LA County reports record number of COVID-19 deathsLos Angeles County reported its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday.There were 91 new deaths, though officials said that there was a backlog in reporting and some of the deaths occurred earlier. There have been 4,516 total COVID-19 deaths in the county.Outside of institutions, two-thirds of those deaths were men, Mayor Eric Garcetti said at a press briefing Wednesday.“So men, mask up,” Garcetti said. “Men, take responsibility and social distance.”Other COVID-19 numbers in the county are marginally better than in previous weeks. One in 450 people in the county are thought to be currently infectious — versus 1 in 320 last week, Garcetti said.7:15 p.m.: US reports most deaths since mid-MayThe U.S. has recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 since mid-May, according to The COVID Tracking Project.There were 1,418 deaths reported on Wednesday, the most since May 15, the project found.That number was largely driven by southern states, which reported 962 deaths on Wednesday, the project said. Nearly a third of those were in Texas, which reported a record 313.The project noted that the state has changed its method of counting deaths, and Hurricane Hanna may have caused some backlog, possibly impacting the number reported.6:40 p.m.: Maryland expands mask order, discourages travel to hotspotsMaryland is expanding its mask mandate and has implemented an out-of-state travel advisory amid rising COVID-19 hospitalizations, Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday.Marylanders ages 5 and up will now be required to wear face coverings in public spaces of all businesses and outdoors in public when physical distancing is not possible. The new order goes into effect Friday at 5 p.m. It expands upon the existing order, in effect since April 18, which required face coverings in stores and on public transit.The state is also immediately advising against travel to states with positivity rates of 10% or higher. As of Wednesday, the state said its advisory applies to nine states: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas.Maryland is also pausing its reopening, Hogan said; statewide it is in stage 2 of a three-stage plan.“We are doing much better on our health metrics than most of the rest of the country, and we are doing much better on our economic recovery than most of the rest of the country, and we want to do what it takes to keep it that way,” Hogan said.5:05 p.m.: Texas reports record fatalitiesHard-hit Texas reported a record 313 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the state’s total death toll to 6,190.The state had never reported more than 200 in a single day.Dallas County also reported a record high number of daily COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday with 36 new fatalities, county officials said.The U.S. Army is sending roughly an additional 255 Army Reserve medical task force personnel to the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley in Texas to support hospitals, an official told ABC News.2:20 p.m.: NJ counties reemerging as ‘hot spots’A “daily hot spot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and obtained by ABC News identifies 98 emerging hot spots in 30 states.Twenty-one of these are “new emerging hot spots.”Among the new emerging hot spots are New Jersey’s Camden County, located near Philadelphia, and Mercer County, which includes Princeton and Trenton. These counties had not been on the hot spot list since April 13.Atlantic County, New Jersey, which includes Atlantic City, has also returned to the list, last appearing on May 3.Other current hot spots include: Miami County, Ohio; Waupaca County, Wisconsin; Okmulgee County, Oklahoma; Madison County, Texas; Clay County, Missouri; and Gila County, Arizona.1:54 p.m.: Georgetown moving classes all onlineGeorgetown University is moving classes fully online this fall for undergraduate and graduate students “due to the acceleration of the spread,” the administration said Wednesday.Earlier this month Georgetown said it planned to bring some undergraduates, including freshmen, to campus.“We are revising this approach based on current pandemic conditions,” Georgetown President John J. DeGioia said. “We plan to introduce in-person course elements as soon as health conditions permit.”Neighboring George Washington University announced Monday that all undergraduate courses would be online this fall.12:45 p.m.: Alabama gov. extends statewide mask mandate, encourages in-classroom learningAlabama’s “safer at home” order, which was set to expire this Friday, has now been extended until the end of August, Gov. Kay Ivey said Wednesday.This includes extending the statewide mask ordinance through Aug. 31, Ivey said at a news conference.At school, second-graders through college students are required to wear masks, she said.Ivey said she encourages schools to phase-in classroom learning when and where possible.“I respect those districts that have elected to go to virtual classrooms,” Ivey said, adding that she believes “a slide will come by keeping our kids at home.”“And that slide is likely to have a dramatic, negative impact on Alabama’s future — our young people,” the governor said.Alabama has over 81,000 confirmed cases and more than 1,400 confirmed fatalities, according to state data.In the last few days, some hospitals have set all-time high patient numbers, state health officer Dr. Scott Harris said Wednesday.11:10 a.m.: Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deathsIn hard-hit Florida, 216 new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours — a second day in a row of record-setting deaths, the state’s health department said Wednesday.On Tuesday, the department said a record 191 new fatalities had been reported in the previous 24 hours.Throughout Florida, 15.69% of the state’s adult ICU beds were available as of Wednesday morning, according to the state’s Agency for Healthcare Administration.Three counties — Monroe, Okeechobee and Putnam — had no ICU beds, the agency said.These numbers are expected to fluctuate throughout the day as hospitals and medical centers provide updates.10:25 a.m.: Rep. Louis Gohmert diagnosed with COVID-19Congressman Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican who has refused to wear a mask, has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources told ABC News.People familiar with the matter said Gohmert was tested because he was slated to travel with President Donald Trump to Texas. Gohmert was pre-screened at the White House, and following his positive diagnosis, he returned to his Capitol Hill office to inform his staff, people familiar with the matter said.His staff has not responded to requests for comment.Gohmert was in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday for Attorney General William Barr’s hearing.9:40 a.m.: Teens, pre-teens make up highest positivity rate in AustinThose ages 10 to 19 have had the highest positivity rate average in Austin in the last two weeks, Austin Interim Health Authority Dr. Mark Escott said, ABC Austin affiliate KVUE-TV reported.According to Escott, school district officials say 20% to 25% of students are expected to learn from home when the school year begins, KVUE reported.Travis County, which includes Austin, has over 19,900 coronavirus cases, according to county data.8:54 a.m.: Deaths on the rise in western Washington for first time since MarchCoronavirus deaths are on the rise in western Washington for the first time since March, the state’s department of health said Tuesday, according to ABC Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV. Deaths are continuing to rise in eastern Washington, KOMO said.There’s a new concentration of cases among young adults, the report said, according to KOMO. Hospitalizations are on the rise with most age groups, the report said. “We are still at great risk for significant growth as the virus continues to spread in Washington state,” Secretary of Health John Wiesman said, according to KOMO. “And, as it moves into more vulnerable age groups, I am very concerned that hospitalizations and deaths will continue to increase.”4:25 a.m.: McAllen, Texas Convention Center will be used to treat coronavirus patientsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the McAllen Convention Center would be transformed into a temporary medical facility to treat coronavirus patients.Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Hanna and meet with local leaders — who are contending with both hurricane damage and the coronavirus pandemic.“And if there’s one thing that I want to emphasize to everyone in the Rio Grande Valley it is this: This hurricane has not eliminated COVID-19,” Abbott said.Abbott announced several major steps designed to assist the Valley, including:The McAllen Convention Center will be transformed into a temporary medical facility to treat coronavirus patients. The convention center’s maximum capacity will be 250 patients, Abbott said. The U.S. Department of Defense will deploy additional medical teams to the Valley. A U.S. Army Reserve unit arrived in Cameron County on Tuesday to assist local hospitals.Another U.S. Army Reserve unit will arrive in Hidalgo County on Wednesday to assist DHR Health.“This is on top of the more than 2,000 medical personnel that we have already allocated to this region,” Abbott said.Abbott was joined by local leaders and state lawmakers from across the Valley, including state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville; state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; state Rep. Oscar Longoria, D-Mission; state Rep. Eddie Lucio III D-Brownsville; Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr., Starr County Judge Eloy Vera, Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell and Weslaco Mayor David Suarez, among others.Vera, the Starr County judge, said hospital capacity remains a major problem.Adding capacity in Hidalgo County and Cameron County will help Starr County, Vera said.“We work together as region,” Vera said.3:07 a.m.: 73 COVID cases in Illinois traced to July 4 partiesSeventy-three people are now part of a COVID-19 outbreak in Lake Zurich which has been traced back to several Fourth of July gatherings, health officials said.The outbreak was first detected in a group of Lake Zurich High School students earlier in July. Lake County, Illinois, health officials said contact tracing has now led them to believe the infections stem from multiple July 4 parties, and was not the result of a super spreader event.“We have identified multiple smaller gatherings where COVID-19 infections occurred,” said Hannah Goering, Lake County Health Department.The outbreak was detected on the first day of an athletic camp scheduled to take place at Lake Zurich High School, when several students tested positive during an initial health screening. The camp was cancelled, and a mobile testing unit was sent to the high school for several days. Free testing was offered to those in the area.“At least half of the cases are Lake Zurich High School students, but there are also parents and family members and people from other community members tied to this outbreak,” Goering said.County officials said during this process they’ve had some trouble with contact tracing, as many people have either ignored messages, delayed responding, or simply didn’t pick up the phone. They said they really need anyone who is contacted by a tracer because of possible exposure to COVID-19 to take the call seriously and get themselves tested as soon as possible.2:06 a.m.: FEMA says the COVID-19 death toll is surgingAn internal FEMA memo obtained by ABC News reports that new cases are going down but deaths are surging.In the seven days ending Monday, new cases nationwide have decreased 0.6% from the previous week but that time period also saw a 30.1% increase in deaths from the disease and deaths have been increasing steadily in recent days.1:59 a.m.: Alaska requiring all visitors to have negative COVID-19 result within 72 hours prior to arrivalAlaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced Tuesday evening that all visitors to the state will have to present a negative result on a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours prior to arrival. The policy goes into effect on Aug. 11.Testing will no longer be available for non-residents when they arrive and residents can still be tested when arriving at the airport“If you are going to other countries you require shots so we are not trying to make this difficult when you come here. We just want to make sure we are taking care of Alaskans first,” said Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy during a press briefing.12:28 a.m.: Pence held call with governors, Fauci was a participantVice President Pence held his usual weekly call with governors Tuesday.A readout of the call reveals that Dr. Anthony Fauci was part of Tuesday’s discussion, the day after he came under attack from the president on Twitter.President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that he has a good relationship with Fauci despite his tweets undermining him but also complained that Fauci’s approval ratings are higher than his own.At the end of the readout, the administration includes this roundup of statistics as a demonstration of the volume of work the administration has done: “Since January 2020, the Trump Administration has led over 325 briefings — including 31 governors’ briefings — with over 152,000 State, local, and Tribal participants.”“Dr. Fauci reminded governors that universities that receive Federal funding, including funding from the National Institutes of Health, can take the burden off of commercial labs by focusing pooled testing resources on surveillance,” the statement read. “Dr. Fauci and Admiral Giroir pressed governors to encourage those colleges and universities in their states that receive such funding to begin such testing.”“Ambassador Birx thanked the governors of Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia for their time during her recent travel and recapped the findings from those discussions and recent data analysis. Ambassador Birx also highlighted efforts by states to encourage social distancing and the use of cloth face coverings when social distancing cannot be maintained, and to increase outdoor dining capacity,” it continued. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Frost flower surface area and chemistry as a function of salinity and temperature

first_imgFrost flowers play a role in air-ice exchange in polar regions, contribute to tropospheric halogen chemistry, and affect ice core interpretation. Frost flowers were observed and collected on the Hudson Bay in March 2008. Their specific surface area (SSA) was measured using CH4 adsorption at 77 K. The Brunauer-Emmett-Teller analysis produced SSA values between 63 and 299 cm(2) g(-1) (mean 162 cm(2) g(-1), accuracy and reproducibility 5%). This range is very similar to that of Domine et al. (2005) but our correlation of results with growth time and chemistry reveals the factors responsible for the wide range of SSA values. Longer growth time leads to higher SSA at low temperatures, so frost flowers are more likely to affect total surface area during colder periods. Chemical analysis was performed on frost flower melt and on local seawater and brine. We examined salinity and sulfate and bromide enrichment. The relationship between growth time and salinity varied spatially because of a freshwater plume from a nearby river and of tidal effects at the coast. Enrichment of certain ions in frost flowers, which affects their contribution to atmospheric chemistry, depends heavily on location, growth time, and temperature. No significant enrichment or depletion of bromide was detected. The low surface area index of frost flowers plus their lack of destruction in wind suggest their direct effect on sea salt mobilization and halogen chemistry may be less than previously thought, but their ability to salinate wind-blown snow may increase their indirect importance.last_img read more

When a mother kisses son is it sex Former Bihar CM defends

first_imgNew Delhi: Three days after Azam Khan landed himself in a controversy for making objectionable remarks against BJP leader Rama Devi in Lok Sabha, Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Jitan Ram Manjhi defended the Samajwadi Party MP, ANI reported.”When a brother and sister meet, they kiss. Does it equal sex? A mother kisses her son and the son kisses his mother. Is that sex? Azam Khan’s statement is misinterpreted. So, he should apologise but not resign,” Manjhi told ANI. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The former Bihar chief minister’s remarks come a day after Devi, who was officiating the Lok Sabha on Thursday when Khan made the objectionable comments, stated that the Samajwadi Party leader must be suspended from the House for five years as a mere apology would not be enough. “He should be given a serious punishment and suspended for five years,” said Devi. The BJP leader also stated that she would have forgiven him had Khan tendered an immediate apology, but he walked out of the Parliament. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday On Friday, after a meeting with representatives from various parties, Speaker Om Birla had asked the SP leader to tender an apology or he will face stringent action. Khan’s remarks were expunged from the records following an immediate uproar in the House on Thursday. Cutting across party lines, several MPs condemned Azam Khan’s remarks and demanded strict action against him. Among women legislators who spoke out against the Rampur MP’s remarks were Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, BJP MPs Anupriya Patel and Meenakshi Lekhi, TMC’s Mimi Chakraborty, Independent MP from Amravati Navaneet Kaur Rana, and NCP’s Supriya Sule. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more