Mayor Faulconer Councilmember Zapf open new Point Loma Fire Station

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 24, 2018 Posted: July 24, 2018 Updated: 3:54 PM Congratulations to the Point Loma community. New and improved Fire Station No. [email protected] @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/pX1eCDMgeo— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) July 24, 2018The full press release announcing the opening can be read below.Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Zapf to Open New Point Loma Fire StationMARKS EIGHTH NEW OR IMPROVED FIRE STATION TO OPEN SINCE MAYOR FAULCONER TOOK OFFICESan Diego – Marking the eighth new or improved fire station to open since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will be joined today by City Councilmember Lorie Zapf, interim Fire-Rescue Chief Kevin Ester and community leaders to officially open the new Fire Station No. 22 to better serve Point Loma and its surrounding communities.Originally built in 1942, Fire Station No. 22 is located at 1055 Catalina Boulevard on the western edge of Point Loma Community Park. The new 6,180-square-foot facility includes two vehicle bays with a redesigned driveway that will reduce traffic disruptions on Catalina Boulevard when the engines respond to emergency calls.Since Mayor Faulconer took office, the City has opened new fire stations in four neighborhoods – City Heights, Little Italy, Mission Valley and Point Loma – and renovated four others that serve the communities of La Jolla, Mira Mesa, North Park and Southcrest. KUSI Newsroom center_img The new Point Loma Fire Station No. 22 replaced an aging 76-year-old facility with a brand-new, modernized station that will help protect the surrounding community well into the future. Major investments like this are how we build our better future! https://t.co/LDFaWJhSLt pic.twitter.com/mBJSrqZRzC— Kevin Faulconer (@Kevin_Faulconer) July 24, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Mayor Faulconer, Councilmember Zapf open new Point Loma Fire Station 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPOINT LOMA (KUSI) – Things just got much smoother in one Point Loma neighborhood. There will now be less traffic disruptions on Catalina Boulevard thanks to a new and improved fire station.“It’s official. Welcome to the new Fire Station 22.” San San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer.Located on Catalina Boulevard in on the western edge of Point Loma Community Park… the firehouse underwent a complete overhaul.Point Loma residents showed up for the city’s rededication of the Firehouse which has so much history with this community. The fire station was originally built in 1942. It is now over 6,000 square feet. It has two vehicle bays with a redesigned driveway.“By moving the station over like a 45 degree angle, it allow the fire apparatus to get out of Catalina Boulevard to protect the firefighters as well as to continue the flow of traffic” said Deputy Chief J.L.Gaboury about the redesign of the driveway.We got a tour of the inside on Good Morning San Diego.There’s a cool TV room but it’s also used as a training room. In the heart of the firehouse is the kitchen. But this isn’t just any ordinary kitchen. This is a commercial state-of-the-art kitchen. Look at how many refrigerators there are!It is literally, a state-of-the-art, fire house.“My dad was stationed here many many years ago and when he was here they pulled the rig out front and this is me about 55 years ago sitting in the truck” said Debbie Hall about a painting she helped to sponsor to have put up on the fire station’s property. Her late father was Capitan Bill Pollock. ” This is dedicated to him and to our Point Loma neighbors to enjoy.”Captain Tony Jefferys grew up in the Point Loma and Ocean Beach. He says ” Point Loma/ Ocean Beach are very tight-knit people tend to grow up here live here and stay here and I am fortunate enough to serve out the remainder of my career here.”last_img read more

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Patent talk Newcar smell removal courting consumers in China

first_img Phoebe Wall Howard in Detroit Free Press reported that Ford filed a patent application for an odor-removal process that gets rid of new-car smells once the car is purchased. “The car would determine whether conditions are right to expel compounds, and the car would drive itself to a place in the sun and bake away the offensive odor.”This might make some American new-car hopefuls scratch their heads over what could be bad about the new-car smell, but there it is: consumer tastes in different parts of the world are not the same. “Consumers in China say they hate the new car smell,” said the Detroit Free Press. “Consumer feedback from Chinese buyers in recent years has been consistent. More than 10 percent of drivers complained about the issue according to the 2018 J.D. Power China Initial Quality Study,” said Howard.Yes, but that is just China. Ford has the rest of the world to delight, so why be so concerned? Detroit Free Press: “China is the largest car market in the world, so carmakers take notice.” [Smell testers pay attention to odors of every car item, from floor carpets to steering wheel. The goal is to reject any that may offend a buyer, Quartz noted.] J.D. Power’s Brent Gruber was quoted as saying that, in that market, unpleasant interior smell/odor remained the top industry problem. “To put that in context, it is nearly double the problem rate of the second most prevalent problem, excessive fuel consumption.”As for a new-car analysis of what constituents cause the smell, the finding was that it is a result of “volatile organic compounds given off by leather, plastic and vinyl,” said Howard. In addition, smell contributors may be the chemicals used to attach and seal car parts. The Verge named the source of “new car smell” as having to do with heating of materials such as wood and leather. More information: Reactive hydroxylated and carboxylated polymers for use as adhesion promoters, United States Patent Application, 20180327540. Credit: CC0 Public Domain “Mmm. Love the smell of a new car!” How often have you heard from that from a starstruck passenger getting his or her first ride in your cruiser. Not so fast. One man’s new-car nirvana is another’s eeew. Evidently, Ford is thinking of not having to appease either side by keeping it simple stupid: bake out the smell altogether. Ford has an application for a patent that features a system to put an end to the smell. © 2018 Science X Network Video: Petrichor, the smell of raincenter_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. So, what does the patent talk about as a solution? Speed up the heating process. Bake it off. Quartz elaborated: “The baking process would be accompanied by opening at least one window, turning on the heater, turning on the fan, or running the engine. Ford’s proposed system would use sensors to determine if the intensity of the sunlight and the ambient temperature are high enough to trigger the off-gassing and to measure the level of VOCs.”Sean O’Kane, The Verge: “The patent application describes semi-autonomous or fully autonomous cars driving themselves to a nice, sunny spot (probably on some hot asphalt), parking, turning on the heat, slightly cracking the windows, and intermittently running the engine. In this scenario, the vehicle ‘bakes’ away the ‘new car smell.'”Beyond the process devised as a solution in the patent filing, the interesting outcome of this patent application is in the disclosure itself that was spotlighted, a smell perception divide between the U.S. and China. That disclosure is that the very same smell that delighted Americans turned off Chinese. Is smell that much of a cultural mystique?Actually, reader reactions and story comments on various sites offered interesting responses to explain divided opinions over whether a new car represented scent or stink.Americans, suggested one reaction, had positive smell associations, regarding a car as a new as a new addition in life—like walking into a new house, with all its smells of stray shavings, paint thinners and cleaning solvents.In China, consumers might be especially concerned over factory fallout versus public health. “As Quartz has reported in the past, Chinese consumers who are car shopping think the odor is a bigger problem than poor fuel economy and wind noise, as some worry the smell could be a health hazard.”Last year, a Journal of Environmental Sciences paper titled “Ambient volatile organic compounds pollution in China” said that “Owing to rapid economic and industrial development, China has been suffering from degraded air quality and visibility. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are important precursors to the formation of ground-level ozone and hence photochemical smog.” The authors stated that VOCs elicited not only public concern but also a new impetus to scientific interest. Explore further Citation: Patent talk: New-car smell removal courting consumers in China (2018, November 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-patent-new-car-courting-consumers-china.htmllast_img read more

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Descent of the gods

first_imgBased on 10th chapter of the Shrimad Bhagwad and inspired by Late Kamla Devi Chattopadhyay, Sharadotsav (Maha Raas Leela) – Nritya Natika in Kathak and Brindaban Braj Raas style on the auspicious occasion of Sharad Purnima is a cultural venture that is more than three decades ago. The production is the culmination of extensive research and authentic imbibing of the Brindaban Braj Raas under expert Gurus in the art. They have been holding this performance for the past 37 years and this is one of the most awaited three days cultural event of the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Uma Sharma, the renowned Kathak exponent has done pioneering research work on the Raas dance and drama of Brindaban. Over a decade ago she studied the technique under the guidance of Pt. Ladli Sharan Sharma the octogenarian authority on the style. She has now evolved a fine blend of Kathak and Raas Leela for her annual presentation of Maha Raas at Sharad Utsav. This year the performance was held over 6, 7 and 8 October at the Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).last_img read more

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Kolkatans scamper for warmth as city sees coldest day in 4 years

first_imgKolkata: The city experienced its coldest day in 4 years on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 12 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal.The minimum temperature in the city and its adjoining areas may drop further in the next couple of days. The mercury may hover around 10 degree Celsius by the end of the year, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore. Earlier, the city’s temperature had dropped to 12.9 degree Celsius on 14 December this year. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe winter chill has been intensified due to the uninterrupted flow of the northwesterly wind, which brings the cold wave into the South Bengal districts. “The minimum temperature may hover around 10 degree Celsius in the next few days. It is unlikely to fall any further,” said a senior official of the Regional Meteorological Centre. According to the Met office, a cold wave condition may prevail in some districts. The winter chill has been more intense in North Bengal, with Darjeeling touching 3 degree Celsius. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Met office also said that the visibility would be considerably reduced in several parts of the South Bengal districts, particularly during the morning hours, due to mist. The temperature has dropped because of a north-western cold wind and will remain a few degrees below normal for the next few days. The minimum temperature dipped to 8 degree Celsius in Sriniketan and 9 degree Celsius in Asansol. The mercury plummeted to around 10-11 degree Celsius in Bankura and West Midnapore, while Diamond Harbour in South 24-Parganas remained at 11 degree Celsius on Wednesday. According to a weather expert, for the past few days water vapour in the air was high in the city, which resulted in mist especially in the morning. As the vapour started evaporating, people started witnessing a cold spell. Pavement dwellers were seen warming themselves beside small fires in districts like West Burdwan, Birbhum, Purulia and Bankura, as the temperature plunged. A cold spell has been continuing in various North Bengal districts and some South Bengal districts as well. According to the weather official, it looks like the cold spell may continue for quite some time. The flow of cold wave had been interrupted in the state two weeks ago, following the formation of a low pressure trough over Bay-of-Bengal and a cyclonic circulation. After the low pressure trough cleared, the temperature started dipping across the state.last_img read more

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