Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), saw a big increase in revenue and a narrowing of operational losses in the most recent quarter.In its Q2 results statement, Allied Esports – formed in December 2018 as a result of Black Ridge Acquisition Corp’s $213.8m (£168.9m/€186.7m) purchase of Allied Esports International and WPT Enterprises – said total revenues increased 17.7% to $7.3m compared to the first quarter of 2019.Revenue growth in the quarter was driven by a $300,000 increase in in-person revenues primarily generated from the company’s flagship Esports Arena Las Vegas and gaming truck events, as well as a $800,000 increase in multiplatform revenues related to the distribution of WPT content.Total second quarter 2019 revenue derived from WPT grew 5% month-on-month to $5.1m, while revenues from Allied Esports grew 60% to $2.3m over the previous quarter.Total costs and expenses for the three months ended June 30 were $10.1m, consistent with Q1.For the quarter, the business’ adjusted loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation narrowed 35.5% to $1.0m. Operating losses declined from $3.9m in Q1 to $2.7m, while net loss after tax amounted to $2.8m, down from $3.9m in the previous quarter.For the six months to 30 June, revenue amounted to $13.6m, up 39.7% year-on-year. Total expenses for the half fell 22.1% to $20.2m, after which Allied Esports posted an operating loss of $6.6m, down 59.2% from the prior year. After taxes, net loss for the period was reduced by 62.2% from the prior year, to $6.7m.“In the second quarter and through the first half of 2019, we successfully executed on our business plan and are excited about how both Allied Esports and WPT are performing,” said Frank Ng, chief executive of Allied Esports.“We are confident in our long-term strategy and look forward to continuing to drive growth and maximise shareholder value.”Black Ridge Acquisition last December agreed a $213.8m deal to purchase the WPT Enterprises and Allied Esports International assets from Ourgame International Holdings and merge the two businesses to form a new entity.At the time, Black Ridge said the combined operation, which would focus on providing in-person experiences, multi-platform content and interactive services across poker and video gaming, had the potential to cater to an audience estimated to be as large as 2.2bn people. Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Topics: Casino & games Finance Poker Allied Esports sees losses narrow in Q2 Allied Esports Entertainment, the group that includes World Poker Tour (WPT), saw a big increase in revenue and a narrowing of operational losses in the most recent quarter. 4th September 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address
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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlinePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickIyer is a contender for the still vacant number four spot even though the Indian team management has been backing young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant to seal the position in the 50-overs format.“In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better like an MS Dhoni at 5 for 6 as a finisher because that’s where his natural game and natural flair will come into play,” Sunil Gavaskar told ‘Sony Ten’ channel.Also Read: Kohli eclipses Ganguly to become second highest run-getter for India in ODIsKohli breaks Miandad’s 26-year-old record of most ODI runs against WindiesIt was my chance to step up and take responsibility, says Kohli after win…“If India get to a great start with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. 4. But if it’s a question of batting for 30-35 overs, then I think it should be Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 and Pant at No. 5.”At the Queen’s Park Oval, Iyer added 125 runs with skipper Virat Kohli (120) after India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant (20) in quick succession.His innings helped India post a competitive 279 for 7 against West Indies.The 24-year-old from Delhi didn’t get game time during the T20 series. He was part of the playing XI in the first ODI, which was washed out after 13 overs at Guyana.Heaping praise on Iyer, Gavaskar said: “He has grabbed his opportunity. He came at No. 5. He had plenty of overs. He had the company of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Nothing quite like it because the skipper takes the pressure off you.“The best place to learn in cricket is the non-striker’s end. That’s what Shreyas Iyer was doing with Virat Kohli at the other end,” he added.Iyer, the Delhi Capitals skipper, was in good form during the Indian Premier League but he was ignored for the World Cup and Gavaskar believes the youngster should now get a longer run in ODI cricket.“I think, if this doesn’t help him get a more permanent slot in the Indian middle-order, I don’t know what will,” Gavaskar said.“In the five matches, he played before this, he scored 2 fifties and hit a highest score of 88. He hadn’t done anything wrong to be left out of the 14 (15) (World Cup). But that’s in the past.“Now he has come back and scored a 71 in his first opportunity. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSIND Vs WIIND Vs WI ODI SeriesIND VS WI SeriesIndia vs West IndiesIndia vs West Indies ODI SeriesIndia vs West Indies SeriesIndia vs West Indies Series 2019Rishabh PantShreyas IyerSunil Gavaskar SHARE Football Football Shreyas Iyer better for No. 4 spot, should get permanent slot in ODIs: Gavaskar Football Formula 1 Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes Shreyas Iyer is better suited for the number four spot in ODIs than Rishabh Pant and should be given a permanent slot in the Indian middle-order.Coming into the team after a year, Iyer, who has a couple of fifties in the five ODIs that he has played, hit a 68-ball 71 to play a crucial role in India’s 59-run win over the West Indies in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain on Sunday. 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Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar SquareSave this projectSaveAdjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar SquareSave this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesWritten by Rory Stott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800024/adjaye-associates-designs-mixed-use-building-near-londons-trafalgar-square Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye Associates”The opportunity to work on the Strand, adjacent to the iconic Traflagar Square, is an immense honour and one that I do not take lightly,” said David Adjaye. “My team and I have undergone rigorous investigation into the history and development of this crucial piece of London’s urban fabric.”News via Adjaye Associates.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesArchitectsAdjaye AssociatesLocation5 Strand, London WC2N 5HR, United KingdomPlanning ConsultantGerald EveMechanical EngineerHurley Palmer FlattStructural EngineerMNPArea14723.0 m2Project Year2016PhotographsCourtesy of Adjaye AssociatesArchitectsAdjaye AssociatesTennis Terraces / GRAS arquitectosSelected Projects5 Ways to Improve Senior Wellness through Centres for Healthy LivingArticlesProject locationAddress:5 Strand, London WC2N 5HR, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar Square Mixed Use Architecture CopyAdjaye Associates, alongside development manager Alchemi Group, have submitted a planning application for 5 Strand, a mixed-use scheme adjacent to London’s iconic Trafalgar Square. Inspired and informed by the surrounding historic buildings, the new 5 Strand will include 62,000 square feet (5,760 square meters) of office space, 26 apartments, and two ground-level retail units.+ 5Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThe design’s most striking element is the repeated arches which make up the facade. This feature “draws from the architectural rhythms and forms of the context,” states David Adjaye in a press release, “to produce something both modern and contextual, elegant and distinctive.” The arches can be seen on all facades of the building, and on the undercroft which provides a separate entrance to the apartments from Craven Street. However on the front facade, which responds to the more “ceremonial” buildings on the Strand and Trafalgar Square, the arches are joined by columns to give the facade increased depth and complexity.Save this picture!Courtesy of Adjaye AssociatesGiven the project’s sensitive location within the Trafalgar Square Conservation Area, the design development extended over 12 months, with Adjaye Associates consulting with Westminster City Council, Greater London, WCC Highways Department, St James’s Ward, Historic England, Westminster Society, The Grand Buildings, and Northbank BID. CopyAbout this officeAdjaye AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsLondonDavid AdjayeAdjaye AssociatesTrafalgar SquareEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on November 23, 2016Cite: Rory Stott. “Adjaye Associates Designs Mixed-Use Building Near London’s Trafalgar Square” 23 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Japan “COPY” Tsukasa Okada Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share Clients:PrivateStructural Engineer:Tetsuro AdachiCity:HamamatsuCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsText description provided by the architects. A house is located in north of Hamamatsu city in Japan, and it is surrounded by mandarin plantation on mountain which is feature of the area.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIts space are equally divided into two different sections, Indoor and semi-outdoor space, to get the sense of relationship between nature and inhabitation that has been lost in modernism.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoLarge part of the indoor space is allocated to living room to enrich communication between the family, whilst the other rooms are minimized. The other half, semi-outdoor space is covered with pergola surrounding the indoor space. It allows residents to bring their indoor activities into buffer zone between the living room and magnificent landscape whilst they feel sense of local environment. The pergola is consisted with complex stripe pattern which gives poetic silhouette changed by angle of sunlight to give users sense of time.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoIn terms of materiality, scraped mortar with crashed white rock as a local material are applied to the wall. The wall continues from outside to the inside with same material to connect both sections. Additionally, both side of the walls have finished by different scraping equipments to soften indoor space.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessKozu House / Martin Gomez ArquitectosSelected ProjectsThe Soul Home / Ho Khue ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Hamamatsu, Japan Projects 2019 Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925868/house-in-shiraiwa-2id-architects Clipboard Area: 109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architects: House in Shiraiwa / 2id ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano House in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925868/house-in-shiraiwa-2id-architects Clipboard Architects: 2id Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this office2id ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHamamatsuOn FacebookJapanPublished on October 04, 2019Cite: “House in Shiraiwa / 2id Architects” 04 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Whizz-Kidz campaign asks “Donate your heels for wheels” Howard Lake | 22 September 2009 | News The Heels for Wheels campaign starts on 25 September and will run until the end of the year. The charity is looking for any kinds of shoes, not just those with high heels. 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The charity is encouraging donors to take a photo of themselves and their shoes before they hand them over and then post it to photo-sharing website Flickr.com. From these the charity will choose pictures of the funniest, most outlandish shoes donated. Advertisement www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/Photo: whizz-kidz – UK charity on Flickr.com Children’s charity Whizz-Kidz is asking the public to donate their shoes for recycling to raise funds as part of its ‘Mecca Wheel Difference’ campaign with Mecca Bingo. Tagged with: Celebrity Donated goods Recycling Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Supporters rally for justice and a new trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal outside the Philadelphia courthouse.On Jan. 17, Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center was packed with scores of activists and friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Both outside and inside the courthouse, people from as far away as France gathered to back up the world-renowned political prisoner’s current legal challenge, which could ultimately win his freedom.Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker had ordered the district attorney’s office to produce testimony regarding a missing memorandum written by former Philadelphia DA Ron Castille. The document could help prove that Castille unconstitutionally played a decisive role when he denied Abu-Jamal’s appeals, both as DA and later as a judge on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.At the hearing, Abu-Jamal was represented by Sam Spital and Judith Ritter of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Tracey Cavanaugh, interim supervisor of the PCRA [Post-Conviction Relief Act] Unit, and Nancy Winkelman, interim supervisor of the Law Department, representing the DA’s office, asked Judge Tucker for a postponement to allow the new DA, Larry Krasner, and his staff to develop a consistent approach to all Williams v. Pennsylvania-related cases.In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Williams v. Pennsylvania case, found it unconstitutional that Castille was both the DA and the judge hearing Williams’ appeals. Abu-Jamal’s appeal is one of 16 related cases.Judge Tucker scheduled a status conference for Feb. 26 and postponed Abu-Jamal’s court hearing to March 27, the next organizing date for his supporters. The jury is out on whether or not Krasner will stand firm with the people in his approach to Abu-Jamal’s internationally condemned incarceration.After Ritter explained what had happened in court to the waiting crowd outside, participants regathered at the Arch Street Memorial Church around the corner for hot food provided by Food Not Bombs Solidarity. The meeting highlights included impromptu speeches by Estela Vazquez, executive vice president of 1199SEIU, and French activists Claude Guillaumaud-Pujol and Jacky Hortaut, of the Collectif Francais “Liberons Mumia,” and Mireille Fanon-Mendès-France from the Frantz Fanon Foundation.The Fanon Foundation revealed how extensive Abu-Jamal’s support is around the world by collecting hundreds of signers to an open letter to DA Krasner and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf entitled: “International Call to Release the District Attorney and Police Files Relevant to Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Case and to Free Him Now.” Among the signers are Angela Davis, Danny Glover, Dr. Cornel West, Puerto Rican Nationalist hero Oscar López Rivera and Len McCluskey, general secretary of UNITE, the largest union in Great Britain.Numerous elected officials and political activists from France, Germany, Great Britain, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa, Australia, Haiti, Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and other countries also added their names and positions.From jailed Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi to imprisoned rapper Meek Mill to Abu-Jamal, the racist, capitalist, imperialist police and military apparatus exposes itself for what it really is: not an institution of the people, but a reactionary battalion that resorts to attacking and murdering children, artists and heroic activists just to cover the deep contradictions of mainstream society. The local and international solidarity around the hearing and Abu-Jamal’s case shows that the fight for Abu-Jamal’s and all political prisoners’ freedom is as strong and resonant as ever.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Make a comment Community News Shortly after the first round of votes came in District 6 Councilman Steve Madison said he was cautiously optimistic.Steve Madison raced out to a huge lead in District 6 per the early results. The longtime District 6 councilman has 1,291 votes. Tamerlin Godley trailed Madison with 759 votes. Ryan Bell was in third with 152 votes.“It looks to be about 2000 votes that have come in. My understanding is that that’s about 30 percent of what we would expect the total to be. We are at about 57 percent and of course we need 50 percent plus one to stay out of a runoff in here at this point. So we’re, we’re very optimistic that that’s a good sample of the entire electorate and that those, those numbers will hold for the entire race.” Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News top box 2 Madison Optimistic Based on Early Votes By DAVID CROSS Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 9:19 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff
Community News Pasadena Experts Unmask the Science Surrounding Facial Coverings and COVID-19 As cases increase experts urge local residents to wear masks By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 1:10 pm Community News Subscribe Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff 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. 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Public conversation over the use of masks to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has returned to the forefront in the wake of viral videos involving people refusing to wear masks in businesses and a slew of questionable online medical advice.The issue is an especially important one as Southern California heads into Independence Day weekend amid a major spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the region, public health officials have repeated as a mantra in recent days..“As we get ready for the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, we encourage the community to remain vigilant and follow recommended public health guidelines, which includes social distancing and practicing good hand hygiene,” Huntington Hospital spokeswoman Dorey Houston said. “And most important, if you choose to visit public areas or attend small gatherings, please wear a mask.”But face coverings come in many forms, from medical grade N95 masks to bandannas and homemade cloth coverings. Both county and state guidelines to not specify any specific type of mask or mask material.Huntington Hospital infectious disease specialist Dr. Kimberly Schriner urged Pasadenans to wear masks and shared some tips.“It is still important to remember that wearing a mask is one of the most effective ways to prevent you from infection or passing it on to others,” she said in a written statement.Lightweight materials are preferable, as heavy fabrics may be uncomfortable and even block proper air flow, she said. “If you’re feeling lightheaded or winded, then it’s time for a safe break.”Masks with vents should be avoided, including some N95 masks that have vents, as they may allow droplets to escape and spread infection, according to Schriner.Having several masks handy to change during long periods, or using disposable masks, can help reduce the risk of spreading the virus, in addition to keeping masks clean and dry.In addition to making people safer, “masks can also be a great fashion statement, so enjoy wearing something that is comfortable, protective and pleasing,” Schriner said.“Wearing a mask says to others around you, ‘I care about your safety as much as mine,’ she added. “Be a good citizen and enjoy the summer. Wear a mask.Face masks should be washed after each use, officials said.While nearly everyone should wear a mask while in public or in close proximity to others, there are some narrow exceptions outlined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.“Cloth face coverings should notbe worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance,” the according to CDC guidelines.The CDC said it recognized that in “some specific instances,” wearing a face covering may not be feasible, such as if it is likely to contribute to heat-related illness, for those who care for others and depend on lip reading for communication.Nonetheless, Los Angeles County Public Health officials issued a statement on Friday in response to several “fake” certificates that had been circulating claiming the bearers were exempt from mask requirements due to medical issues.“These flyers and cards are not from a government agency and are not endorsed by the (California) Department of Justice or any Los Angeles County department,” the statement said.Federal officials also urged the public not to wear a mask if it has become wet, as it may make breathing difficult.Authorities also urged members of the public to use cloth face coverings, leaving surgical masks and respirators available for medical personnel.The effectiveness of face shields, as opposed to masks, remains unclear, according to the CDC. Whether they protect the wearer and others from respiratory particles remains unknown. Therefore, they are not recommended as a substitute for cloth masks.“Some people may choose to use a face shield when sustained close contact with other people is expected,” the CDC statement said. “If face shields are used without a mask, they should wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face and extend to below the chin.”Disposable face shields should be used only once, and reusable shields should be washed after each use. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty In this illustration, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover uses the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL). Located on the turret at the end of the rover’s robotic arm, the X-ray spectrometer will help search for signs of ancient microbial life in rocks. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechNASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a challenging road ahead: After having to make it through the harrowing entry, descent, and landing phase of the mission on Feb. 18, it will begin searching for traces of microscopic life from billions of years back. That’s why it’s packing PIXL, a precision X-ray device powered by artificial intelligence (AI).Short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, PIXL is a lunchbox-size instrument located on the end of Perseverance’s 7-foot-long (2-meter-long) robotic arm. The rover’s most important samples, according to a story produced by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, will be collected by a coring drill on the end of the arm, then stashed in metal tubes that Perseverance will deposit on the surface for return to Earth by a future mission.JPL, which is managed for NASA by Caltech, built and manages operations of the Perseverance and Curiosity rovers.Nearly every mission that has successfully landed on Mars, from the Viking landers to the Curiosity rover, has included an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer of some kind. One major way PIXL differs from its predecessors is in its ability to scan rock using a powerful, finely-focused X-ray beam to discover where — and in what quantity — chemicals are distributed across the surface.“PIXL’s X-ray beam is so narrow that it can pinpoint features as small as a grain of salt. That allows us to very accurately tie chemicals we detect to specific textures in a rock,” said Abigail Allwood, PIXL’s principal investigator at JPL.Rock textures will be an essential clue when deciding which samples are worth returning to Earth. On our planet, distinctively warped rocks called stromatolites were made from ancient layers of bacteria, and they are just one example of fossilized ancient life that scientists will be looking for.PIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Light diodes encircle its opening and take pictures of rock targets when the instrument is working at night. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechPIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Light diodes encircle its opening and take pictures of rock targets when the instrument is working at night. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechAn AI-Powered Night OwlTo help find the best targets, PIXL relies on more than a precision X-ray beam alone. It also needs a hexapod — a device featuring six mechanical legs connecting PIXL to the robotic arm and guided by artificial intelligence to get the most accurate aim. After the rover’s arm is placed close to an interesting rock, PIXL uses a camera and laser to calculate its distance. Then those legs make tiny movements — on the order of just 100 microns, or about twice the width of a human hair — so the device can scan the target, mapping the chemicals found within a postage stamp-size area.A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock’s surface. This GIF has been considerably sped up to show how the hexapod moves. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechA device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock’s surface. This GIF has been considerably sped up to show how the hexapod moves. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech“The hexapod figures out on its own how to point and extend its legs even closer to a rock target,” Allwood said. “It’s kind of like a little robot who has made itself at home on the end of the rover’s arm.”Then PIXL measures X-rays in 10-second bursts from a single point on a rock before the instrument tilts 100 microns and takes another measurement. To produce one of those postage stamp-size chemical maps, it may need to do this thousands of times over the course of as many as eight or nine hours.That timeframe is partly what makes PIXL’s microscopic adjustments so critical: The temperature on Mars changes by more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) over the course of a day, causing the metal on Perseverance’s robotic arm to expand and contract by as much as a half-inch (13 millimeters). To minimize the thermal contractions PIXL has to contend with, the instrument will conduct its science after the Sun sets.“PIXL is a night owl,” Allwood said. “The temperature is more stable at night, and that also lets us work at a time when there’s less activity on the rover.”PIXL opens its dust cover during testing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. One of seven instruments on NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, PIXL is located on the end of the rover’s robotic arm. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechX-rays for Art and ScienceLong before X-ray fluorescence got to Mars, it was used by geologists and metallurgists to identify materials. It eventually became a standard museum technique for discovering the origins of paintings or detecting counterfeits.“If you know that an artist typically used a certain titanium white with a unique chemical signature of heavy metals, this evidence might help authenticate a painting,” said Chris Heirwegh, an X-ray fluorescence expert on the PIXL team at JPL. “Or you can determine if a particular kind of paint originated in Italy rather than France, linking it to a specific artistic group from the time period.”For astrobiologists, X-ray fluorescence is a way to read stories left by the ancient past. Allwood used it to determine that stromatolite rocks found in her native country of Australia are some of the oldest microbial fossils on Earth, dating back 3.5 billion years. Mapping out the chemistry in rock textures with PIXL will offer scientists clues to interpret whether a sample could be a fossilized microbe.More About the MissionA key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will also characterize the planet’s climate and geology, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first planetary mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust). Subsequent missions, currently under consideration by NASA in cooperation with the European Space Agency, would send spacecraft to Mars to collect these cached samples from the surface and return them to Earth for in-depth analysis.The Mars 2020 mission is part of a larger program that includes missions to the Moon as a way to prepare for human exploration of the Red Planet. 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Local NewsCrime Facebook WhatsApp A federal judge sentenced an Andrews County electrician to 97 months in federal prison today for a false billing scheme and failing to file tax returns.The false billing scheme by the electrician, 46-year-old Randall Varian Hanks, resulted in more than a $1.5 million loss to local businesses, a United States Attorney’s Office press release said.United States District Judge David Counts also ordered Hanks to pay $1,786,559.68 in restitution and be placed on supervised release for a period of three years after completing his prison term, the release detailed, and ordered Hanks to forfeit his residential property to the government, agreeing it was proceeds generated from the defendant’s fraudulent scheme.Hanks was convicted by a federal jury of four counts of mail fraud and three counts of failure to file a tax return on Nov. 9 last year, the release stated.The release detailed that Hanks reportedly generated fraudulent service tickets and invoices in excess of $1.5 million for parts and services he fraudulently claimed to have provided to two oilfield service companies’ customers from June 2013 to May 2016. Both companies paid Hanks and then billed the customers for the parts and services Hanks claimed to have provided.Further testimony revealed Hanks received more than the applicable threshold in personal income each year, the release stated, yet did not file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service for 2013, 2014 and 2015, resulting in nearly $500,000 in tax losses to the U.S. Government.The case was investigated by the FBI Oilfield Theft Task Force and IRS-CI agents, and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Glenn Harwood prosecuted the case. Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOPD investigating several drive-by shootingsNext articleMCHS billing letter causes confusion admin Pinterest Twitter Andrews electrician sentenced to prison By admin – March 9, 2018