Motorcyclist hospitalized following solo crash in La Mesa

first_img LA MESA (KUSI) – A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Monday when he failed to turn at an intersection and ended up in the parking lot of a La Mesa business, police said.It happened shortly before 1:25 a.m. in the 8000 block of University Avenue, La Mesa police Lt. Brian Stoney said.A 56-year-old man riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on University Avenue at a high speed when he approached the intersection at Baltimore Drive, failed to turn, left the roadway and crashed into the parking lot of a nearby business, Stoney said.The motorcycle and the rider slid at least 100 feet before coming to rest against a chain link fence in the parking lot, Stoney said.The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, including several broken bones, Stoney said.“Both speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this collision,” Stoney said.Officers from the La Mesa Police Department’s traffic division were investigating the crash. Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter October 15, 2018 Motorcyclist hospitalized following solo crash in La Mesa KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 15, 2018last_img read more

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SIcoms Swimsuit Package Draws Sites SecondBiggest Traffic Day

first_imgOverall, SI.com said Tuesday was the site’s second-highest trafficked day (behind the February 15, 2007 Swimsuit Issue unveiling), with 3.633 million unique visitors.With all the attention SI’s Swimsuit Issue gets, the magazine’s online success isn’t overly suprising. (What is surprising is that I still haven’t made it through the whole thing yet.) What’s important here is the continued success the issue has had monetarily. The overall franchise—which I assume generates a sizable chunk of the brand’s annual revenues—this year was up 15 percent in revenues over 2009. The magazine carried 67 ads, which was roughly flat over last year.That’s pretty good considering how bad the ad market has been.For now, we can only wait and see if Decker and her bikini-clad ladies can move issues off the newsstands and on mobile in record-setting numbers. For the third straight year, Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated unveiled its highly anticipated franchise powerhouse, the Swimsuit Issue, Monday night on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman. For those of you living under rocks, this year’s sultry cover model is Brooklyn Decker, wife of tennis star Andy Roddick.Wasting no time, SI posted the behemoth 2010 swimsuit package online, packed with more than 1,400 photos and 100 videos of all the scantily-clan models taken during their lush/exotic/(add suggestive adjective here) photo shoots. Sounds like a recipe for some server-testing traffic. And it was.SI.com said the package drew 42.2 million page views, an increase of 14 percent over 37 million last year. Meanwhile, the number of unique visitors during the first day soared 85 percent to 2.3 million. Video views totaled 7.1 million, a 126 percent bump from 2009.last_img read more

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Cuco Is Making A Different Kind Of Latin Pop

first_img Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Cuco Is Making A Different Kind Of Latin Pop cuco-making-different-kind-latin-pop Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Meet the 20-year-old artist making dream pop straight out of Southern California.Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 15, 2018 – 6:25 pm “I’m like stupid emotional,” Cuco says in a Genius video wearing his signature large glasses and shaggy hair. “I think art is what keeps an artist able to express their emotions and not go crazy.” Cuco’s music is dream pop straight out of Southern California and “stupid emotional” is exactly how you’ll feel listening to his atmospheric, mellow synth, oldies-inspired beats, topped with emotional lyrics.  On “Lo Que Siento” he sings “And nobody’s touch and nobody’s lips can make me feel like yours do/Our hands in a lock, nuestros labios se conocen (Our lips meet).” Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity SUPP BABYYYYY CHECK IT OUT https://t.co/IZ6Gb0qfU6— CUCO (@Icryduringsex) May 4, 2018The Hawthorne, Calif. native is a self-produced multi-instrumentalist who grew up listening to Chicano rappers like Lil’ Rob and MC Magic, both smooth rappers that jump from English to Spanish throughout their verses. MC Magic’s music stands out for his use of synthesizers. You hear bits and pieces of the genre’s influence in Cuco’s music, who himself is Mexican-American. Other influences include Tame Impala. He launched into the spotlight with a cover of Santo & Johnny’s “Sleepwalk” and has since garnered a following of thousands on social media.”I will never underestimate the strength of a fan-girl ever again. They’re wild,” his manager Doris Munoz told the L.A. Times about the rise of his following. The 20-year-old artist’s sentimental vibe connects mostly with young Latinas and thus has been dubbed a “heart-throb.”Rolling Stone captured Cuco’s role in the music industry well: “In a music industry that’s been cashing in on more urban genres like reggaeton and Latin trap, acts like Cuco represent an alternative dimension of Latin pop that’s picking up steam in United States.”But, Cuco doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed. “It’s cool, like I’m super open to doing things for like my people, my own culture, but ultimately I make music for everybody,” he told the Fader.  Cuco is currently recovering from an accident that happened in early October and has canceled the rest of his 2018 tour.Learn more about Cuco’s sound:”Lover Is A Day””Lover Is A Day” is the song Cuco is most proud of. The song “did so well like I never even though it would do so well, it kind of got me out there,” he told Teal magazine.”Lo Que Siento””Lo Que Siento” or “What I Feel” was inspired by Chicano rappers Lil’ Rob and MC Magic. I just heard the chord progression for “Lo Que Siento” in kind of a way where it’s mixed with a lot of Chicano rap. But then there’s also that indie side of it with guitars and all that other bullshit. It was just in the moment,” he told Genius.”Amor De Siempre”This all Spanish-language song has Cuco singing about waking up next to his lover and looking into her eyes. “When I look at those eyes, that’s where I want to live/ If you kiss me, that’s where I want to die.” 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Prev Next How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Facebook Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless IbeyiPhoto: David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Cuco Is Making A Different Kind Of Latin Pop Amara La Negra Photo: Mike Pont/Getty Images Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Amara La Negra On Her Afro-Latina Identity Ibeyi Are Leaving Their Mark On U.S. Pop Culture Twitter Email Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless Princess Nokia Is Making Space For The Voiceless Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Bad BunnyPhoto: Steven Ferdman/Getty Images Inside Maluca Mala’s Daring Sound How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Celia CruzPhoto: M. Caulfield/WireImage The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Read more News Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Maluca MalaPhoto: J. Grassi/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ Esperanza Spalding Is Making Waves In Her Own Lane 7 Artists Who Have Added New Life To Reggaeton Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Images Princess Nokia Photo: Burak Cingi/Redferns The Latinas Of ‘Women Who Rock’ How Bad Bunny Is Putting Latin Trap On The Map Karol GPhoto: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images Esperanza SpaldingPhoto: Noam Galai/Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Verizon 5G map Network now live in Chicago and Minneapolis

first_img We tested Verizon’s new 5G network Share your voice Mobile Tags 8:24 Motorola Moto Z3 $480 Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 7 Review • Moto Z3 review: First 5G upgradable phone is a solid midrange choice Mentioned Above Motorola Moto Z3 Verizon’s 5G network is live in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Verizon A week ahead of schedule, Verizon on Wednesday turned on its 5G network in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. CNET went to Chicago to test it with the Moto Z3. To experience 5G, Verizon customers need to have a Motorola Moto Z3 phone with a 5G Moto Mod. The addition, available now, costs about $200 and attaches magnetically to the phone. Customers on Verizon’s postpaid or unlimited plans get unlimited 5G for an extra $10 per month. The first three months of 5G are free.Verizon said customers on its 5G Ultra Wideband network in Chicago and Minneapolis could see speeds between 450 Mbps to 1Gbps and latency connecting to the network less than 30 milliseconds. “Verizon customers will be the first in the world to have the power of 5G in their hands,” said Hans Vestberg, Verizon’s chairman and chief executive officer, in the release.Read: Testing Verizon’s 5G network almost made we weep real tears For Chicago, the 5G service is concentrated in the West and South Loop areas near landmarks like Union Station, Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park and The Chicago Theatre. Minneapolis customers’ service is concentrated in the downtown area, like Downtown East and West. The service is available near landmarks like the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minneapolis Central Library, the Mill City Museum, Target Center and First Avenue venues, The Commons, areas of Elliot Park and in the Verizon store in The Mall of America.Read: Verizon defends its 5G network’s rocky start, throws shade at AT&T and T-MobileBelow is a map showing cities that currently have some 5G coverage:5G, the next generation of cellular tech, has been touted as the life-changing foundation for tech trends like augmented reality and telemedicine. Virtually every major Android handset maker has talked up plans to launch a 5G device this year. However, coverage will be limited at the start, and those 5G phones likely won’t be cheap.AT&T’s 5G network went live in December in a dozen cities. But until 5G phones arrive later this year, it’ll only be useful with Netgear’s Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network so you can link phones, laptops and tablets to the 5G network.Sprint has said its 5G network will launch in May, and T-Mobile says its full 5G launch will happen in the second half of the year.Verizon plans to expand its 5G coverage to 30 cities by the end of 2019. Originally published April 3, 8:54 a.m. PT.Update, 10:30 a.m. PT: Adds more background on 5G networks. See it Now playing: Watch this: 5G Verizonlast_img read more

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On New Years Day Many LowWage Workers Will Celebrate With A Raise

first_imgAs midnight strikes on New Year’s Eve, many minimum wage workers will have an extra reason to celebrate: They’ll be getting a raise.In 18 states and 20 localities, lawmakers are forcing up the minimum wage on Jan. 1.For years, a large number of state and local governments have been driving up wages in response to federal inaction. Congress has kept the federal minimum wage at $7.25 an hour since 2009.If lawmakers in Washington had adjusted the minimum to match inflation as measured by the federal Consumer Price Index, it would be about $8.50 today.As of New Year’s Day, workers in the following states can expect a round of raises: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington. Those states already meet or exceed the federal minimum wage, so these new raises will push up the bottom even higher. For example, in Ohio, the state minimum wage is $8.15 an hour. After Jan. 1, it will be $8.30.From Albuquerque, N.M., to Tacoma, Wash., many cities are taking wages to even higher levels than the state minimums. For example, in California, 11 local governments are sending the minimum wage to $13 an hour, or even more. In Mountain View and Sunnyvale, the wage floor will rise to $15.Michael Saltsman, the managing director of the conservative Employment Policies Institute, is concerned about what he calls the “unintended consequences” of the wage increases, such as job losses for low-wage workers. The institute supports the views of restaurant owners and others who benefit from lower minimum wages.“This is a life or death issue for businesses,” Saltsman says. “I think you will see an increased rate of businesses not being able to make the math work as they’re forced to give a raise to their best paid employees in the house. They can’t offset that through higher prices.”That’s not the way unions see the impact. Damon Silvers, policy director for the AFL-CIO, a union organization, says wage hikes help the economy by giving low-wage workers more cash to spend.“It puts money in motion,” Silvers says. “We’ve seen the distribution of income and wealth skew very much to the top of the income scale. The fact is that rich people don’t spend money the way that middle-class and poor people do, and that makes our economy weak. Raising the minimum wage puts more money in the hands of people who need to spend it.”The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that about 80 million workers over age 16 are paid an hourly wage, and of those, about 700,000 still earn just the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.And about 1.5 million have wages set below $7.25 an hour, primarily because they are in exempt “service” jobs – that is, they work in restaurants and other jobs where tips boost compensation up to at least $7.25 an hour.The states with the highest percentages of hourly workers earning at or below the federal minimum wage in 2016 were Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina. None of these states will see a hike in 2018.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Full Show The New American Economy And Stories from the Storm July

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit against a firefighter who’s battling cancer. It’s a legal dispute over coverage for medical treatment. Then, some homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik will tell you why.Also this hour: As lawmakers in Washington, D.C. debate how to move forward with immigration policies, we take a look at how immigrants impact Houston’s economy. Plus: Another installment of Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories from the Storm’, featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on how Harvey changed their lives and the community around them.  Today, the managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk about going downtown after the storm and discovering the damage to Houston’s Theatre District as well as the difficult road to recovery that had proud moments of resilience along the way.Then, Writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports. Watch An Excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Stories From The Storm Episode 4: managing directors of the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera talk Listen X WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share 00:00 /50:41last_img read more

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Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve

first_imgImage credit: Wikipedia. Eczema treatment creams could make it worse Citation: Study explains why soggy skin gets wrinkly but does not dissolve (2011, March 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-03-soggy-skin-wrinkly-dissolve.html Myfanwy Evans, a mathematician at the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University in Canberra, and her colleagues developed a stringy skin model to try to explain how the network of keratin fibers in the skin is arranged. Keratin is a fibrous protein also found in the nails and hair. Scientists already knew the keratin networks were important, but until now no one was certain of their structure.After a period in water the outer layer of the skin (the stratum corneum) expands, producing prune-like wrinkles. Earlier researchers suggested the stratum corneum expands as it absorbs water, but no one had yet explained why skin doesn’t fall apart when it has expanded.Keratin is known to prevent evaporation from the skin and to absorb water to help keep the skin hydrated. The stratum corneum layer also gives the skin its stretchy properties and the ability to spring back.Using computer modeling Evans approached the question from a geometric point of view to try to explain why skin maintains its structural rigidity after long exposure to water. She said the outer layer of skin contains a three-dimensional pattern of keratin fibers woven together to form a structure capable of acting like a sponge. The fibers are helical when dry but straighten out as water is absorbed, which allows the network to hold a greater volume of water. All the contacts between the keratin fibers remain intact throughout the expansion, and this makes the material structurally stable, Evans said.Evans, who has just completed her PhD, said after 24 hours submerged in water, the skin can suffer irreversible damage.Evans specializes in the study of gyroids, which are mathematical shapes first described by a NASA scientist, Alan Schoen in 1970. Since then, gyroids have been found in nature, such as in some butterflies, where light refracted through crystalline gyroids in the wings produce the vivid colors.Evans said an understanding of the geometry behind why skin wrinkles after too long in the bath could help scientists design materials with the properties of skin, able to stretch without losing strength. The paper will be published in the cross-disciplinary publication, the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A new study by mathematicians in Australia has explained how skin remains stable in water and does not dissolve, and why it wrinkles and remains a strong barrier even after absorbing large quantities of water. 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.last_img read more

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