Live long in sculpture: 20-foot art planned for Spock symbol
FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Leonard Nimoy gives a "Live Long and Prosper" hand gesture arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in Los Angeles. The Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with the Nimoy's family announced the development of a monument shaped in the hand gesture made famous by the actor's character, Mister Spock, to honor the Boston native who died in 2015. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)BOSTON – The Museum of Science in Boston is paying tribute to city native Leonard Nimoy with a 20-foot sculpture shaped like Mr. Spock's split-fingered “live long and prosper" hand gesture, the museum and the late “Star Trek” actor's family announced Friday. The announcement was made on the same day former Mayor Marty Walsh proclaimed Leonard Nimoy Day in the city. “The ‘live long and prosper’ symbol represents a message that my dad believed so strongly in,” his daughter, Julie Nimoy, said in a statement.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts, then earthquake rattles area
Honolulu, Hawaii — The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has erupted, the U.S. Geological Survey said, about an hour before an earthquake struck the area. A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit about an hour after the volcano began erupting. Lava erupts from Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, U.S. December 21, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video. A view of Halemaumau Crater on night of December 20, 2020 Sunday night as Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted. Kilauea erupted in 2018, destroying more than 700 homes and spewing enough lava to fill 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.cbsnews.com
Volcano erupts on Hawaii's Big Island, draws crowds to park
In this photo provided by the National Park Service, people watch an eruption from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on the Big Island on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. In the first hours of the eruption, lava mixed rapidly with water in the summit's crater lake to create steam. The water was the first ever recorded in the summit crater of Kilauea volcano. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spokeswoman Jessica Ferracane said in a telephone interview that the volcanic activity is a risk to people in the park and that caution is needed. Last night's eruption was contained to the summit caldera within the national park.
Duke Energy sends Florida a $171 million utility bill for Hurricane Dorian
click to enlarge Photo of lineman David Phillips via Duke Energy/TwitterMore than three months after Hurricane Dorian gave the state a major scare, Duke Energy Florida on Thursday asked regulators to approve collecting $171 million from customers for costs stemming from Dorian and a much-smaller tropical storm.The Category 5 Dorian, which devastated parts of the Bahamas, did not make landfall in Florida. Based on DEF's (Duke Energy Floridas) prior experience with the crippling traffic congestion that occurred during Hurricane Irma (in 2017), DEF prudently determined that Hurricane Dorian could materially hinder the movement of restoration and mutual assistance resources to DEF customers within Hurricane Dorian's path. In preparation for this, DEF implemented mobilization and logistics plans to pre-stage resources south of Hurricane Dorian's anticipated path. Commercial and industrial customers would see increases between 2.6 percent and 7.7 percent.Utilities commonly use 1,000 kilowatt hours for residential customers as a benchmark, though actual electricity use varies widely. While Dorian did not make landfall in the state, it was blamed for knocking out power to about 24,000 Duke customers, mostly in Central Florida, the utility said.orlandoweekly.com