Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Newsom Signs Executive Order Halting Water Shutoffs during Covid-19 Crisis Forces agencies to restore service to customers disconnected since March 4 By AARON HARRIS Published on Friday, April 3, 2020 | 7:00 am Business News Community News 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published.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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Governor Gavin Newsom (file photo)Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a statewide moratorium on water shutoffs for nonpayment in the midst of the deepening coronavirus public health crisis.This executive order follows a March 16 order that asks the California Public Utilities Commission to monitor measures taken by utility providers “to implement customer service protections for critical utilities,” including water.“Water is critical to our very lives, and in this time, it is critically important that it is available for everyone,” Newsom said in the press release.The order directs utility companies to restore water to residents that had water shut off since March 4.“This executive order will help people who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring they have water service,” Newsom said in a written statement after hinting at the action during an event broadcast online.The moratorium comes on the heels of a letter by Food & Water Action on behalf of its 172,000 California members, urging swift action to ensure that every state resident has access to clean, affordable water service for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.“We’re very pleased that Governor Newsom has made the common-sense decision to halt water shutoffs in the state while we confront this overwhelming public health crisis. He must also ensure that water is restored to every home where it was previously cut off. When the first instruction to every Californian is ‘wash your hands often,’ it’s crazy to think that many residents of the state don’t have that option in their own homes. Access to clean, safe water is a right that every Californian should have, in times of heath crises and in normal times as well.”“Thanks also to all of the grassroots organizations throughout the state that have been pressing the governor on this issue for many weeks.”Food & Water Action is running a nationally-used aggregate of local action on water service across the country since the spread of COVID-19 here. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News
By Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State December 09, 2020 On December 6, the illegitimate Maduro regime in Venezuela staged a political farce intended to look like legislative elections. Fortunately, few were fooled. The United States, along with numerous other democracies around the world, condemns this charade which failed to meet any minimum standard of credibility. Maduro brazenly rigged these elections in his favor through the illegal seizure of political parties’ names and ballot logos, manipulation of the process by his loyalist electoral council, violence and intimidation, and other undemocratic tactics.Most of Venezuela’s independent political parties and civil society organizations, and almost 60 countries and organizations around the world, including the United States, the European Union, the Organization of American States, the Lima Group, and the International Contact Group, reject these sham elections. This farce was nothing more than an attempt to install a complicit, puppet National Assembly, beholden only to Maduro, while destroying the country’s only remaining democratic institution truly representative of the Venezuelan people.This electoral sham comes as the illegitimate Maduro regime systematically assassinates, tortures, and imprisons its opponents, which the United Nations, Organization of American States, and other independent observers have laid bare in recent reports. In advance of the fraudulent elections, the regime also stepped up its harassment of humanitarian workers and threatened urgent food distribution programs. Such a brutal and callous regime is incapable of holding free and fair elections.The United States will continue to recognize Interim President Juan Guaidó and the legitimate National Assembly. The international community cannot allow Maduro, who is in power illegitimately because he stole the 2018 election, to gain from stealing a second election.We urge all countries committed to democracy to join us in condemning the December 6 farce and supporting the legitimate National Assembly and Interim President moving forward. Neither Maduro nor a new, fraudulently elected National Assembly will represent the legitimate voice of the Venezuelan people, which should be expressed through free and fair presidential elections.
So do you like the new KU football uniforms? I love it. They are something unique and different. They are hideous. I’m thinking it might be a plan to divert attention away from the quality of play. I’m still undecided. I need to see them by the grass and goal posts. View Results Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments KU’s new football uniform
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Arcata >> With all of the offense the Humboldt Crabs have delivered in the month of July, it’s understandable that their pitching staff has flown somewhat under the radar despite their consistent ways.One of the steadiest pitchers from his first start onward has been right-hander Matthew Hernandez — and he made sure the Crabs weren’t going to lose their second Sunday game in a row.Hernandez allowed all of two hits in six shutout innings of work and was backed by another huge run total by the …
This week’s just-so story is, “How the kitty got its stripes.” All the news are on it; they just don’t answer the question.News media are not the least embarrassed to invoke the Kipling just-so story formula, “how the x got its y.” In this week’s iteration about cat stripes, Live Science headlined, “How the tabby got its stripes.” Science Daily was a little more creative (or verbose) with, “How the Sub-Saharan Cheetah Got Its Stripes: Californian Feral Cats Help Unlock Biological Secret.” Even the prestigious journal Science‘s news site got into the act with, “How the Tabby Got Its Blotches.”What the original paper in Science found were genes in tabby cats that, when mutated, form blotches rather than stripes. Then the research team checked mutant cheetahs with blotches and found the same mutation. That’s about all. The paper is by Kaelin et al., in Science, “Specifying and Sustaining Pigmentation Patterns in Domestic and Wild Cats” (21 September 2012: Vol. 337 no. 6101 pp. 1536-1541, DOI: 10.1126/science.1220893). The most detailed summary was on Science Daily, echoing a Stanford press release, “How the Cheetah Got Its Stripes: A Genetic Tale by Stanford Researchers” (there they go again).“We were motivated by a basic question,” said Barsh of the turn to the study of big (and little) cats. “How do periodic patterns like stripes and spots in mammals arise? What generates them? How are they maintained? What is their biological and evolutionary significance? It’s kind of surprising how little is known. Until now, there’s been no obvious biological explanation for cheetah spots or the stripes on tigers, zebras or even the ordinary house cat.”That’s about all that was said by anyone about evolution: only questions. None of the scientists or authors explained how these genes “emerged” in the first place. None of them explained how genes, inside of cells, create precision patterns on the external fur of multicellular mammals. The press release said that many animals, such as fish and insects, have patterns, but they grow them differently: they add more stripes as the animal grows, whereas your kitten’s pattern will remain the same as it grows to adulthood. That was cause for more questions:“Somehow, cells in the black stripes know they are in a black stripe and remember that fact throughout the organism’s life,” said Barsh. “We were curious about what’s happening at the boundary between light and dark stripes and spots. How do these spots know to grow with an animal?”Even though it is evident that a cheetah’s sports or a tiger’s stripes aid camouflage, nobody explained why some cats are monocolored, some are spotted, some are striped, and some have chaotic markings with no clear function at all. In short, they promised but did not deliver.So the question is, does Darwin provide a better explanation than Kipling’s? We learned about a couple of genes, it’s true. We know that mutations create observable changes in the pattern. We know the same mutation found in a tabby cat creates a similar change in a cheetah. But do we know How the tabby got its stripes? No! – not by evolutionary theory, the explanatory toolkit that is advertised as the great principle that makes sense of everything in biology. All we know is that when a cat embryo grows, certain genes are switched on and regulated by other genes. We may know which genes are involved, and how they are regulated, but we still don’t know “How the tabby/cheetah got its stripes.” Moreoever, we don’t know why some animals have them and others don’t.Think of all the ways Kipling’s story is better than Darwin’s. It’s amusing. It’s entertaining. It can be understood by children. It’s whimsical. It’s fanciful. It has no connection to reality. Wait– we take that back. That’s all true of Darwin’s story as well. (Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Wat Prachumrat (GC2D5PM)Wat Prachumrat (GC2D5PM) is one of nearly 500 geocaches in Thailand. This urban Micro Cache takes treasure hunters outside of Bangkok to the district of Lam Kuk Ka. It was published just last month and has only been logged once so far.Geocachers visiting the cache will discover a Buddhist temple nearby. The three story gold Buddha you see to your left sits inside.The geocacher who hid this cache, JamieZel, is the owner of 33 geocaches.He says, “I love how Geocaching helps people explore what is around them. The place you drive past hundreds of times but never take the time to stop and look. Wat Prachumrat is a great place to stop and see a part of Thailand that most just quickly drive by. Yes there are many temples and each one is beautiful but this one had an interesting twist. A huge statue of Buddha. The temple is very peaceful and one that I go past a lot while taking the daughters out to a wake board park.”A sign you’re getting closeHe goes on to say, “I hope over the years to draw more locals and tourists out of the suburban jungle to see the beauties that Thailand has to offer and use Geocaching as a tool to do so.”There are now more nearly 1.2 million geocaches around the world. You can explore all the Geocaches of the Week here.Have you ever geocached internationally?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedAre you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the WeekApril 23, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Klaatu Barada Nikto! — Aliens Among Us (GC1N0B9) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 12, 2014In “Community”
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One Karnataka opener for another, KL Rahul made way for Mayank Agarwal as India readied for the start of the third Test on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Mayank Agarwal became India’s 295th player in Test cricket and the second Indian opener to make his debut on Australian soil.”It’s a great opportunity and I will be looking to give my best,” Vihari was quoted as saying before the start of play.Mayank scored scored 76 runs from 161 balls, which is the highest score by an Indian batsman on debut in Australia. Agarwal also became the 27th Indian batsman to score a fifty on Test debut.Mayank along with new opening partner gave India the perfect start, adding 40 runs for the first wicket. The pair batted 18.5 overs, the most by an Indian opening duo since in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) since the Centurion Test of 2010 wherein Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag batted 29.3 overs.Rahul who made way for Mayank, was very happy with the knock fron his ‘best friend’, as he took to social media to wish his ‘brother’.”Seeing my Best Friend getting his cap and debuting for the Country makes me so Happy and Proud today,” Rahul tweeted.”Upwards and Onwards my brother, you’re just getting started Monkus,” he added.Seeing my Best Friend getting his cap and debuting for the Country makes me so Happy and Proud today.Upwards and Onwards my brother, you’re just getting started Monkus. @mayankcricket#295 pic.twitter.com/r9n61VRewBadvertisementK L Rahul (@klrahul11) December 26, 2018Thanks to Mayank and then a dominating partship from Cheteaswar Pujara and Virat Kohli, India finished 215 for 2 at stumps.But social media was having a field day as they trolled Rahul.Here are a few gems:Meanwhile Mayank to Rahul :#KlRahul #MayankAgarwal#INDvsAUS #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/exHvC081wHKamal Gupta (@kamalgupta_18) December 26, 2018[Mayank Agarwal reaches dressing room]Kohli: Well playedRahane: Well playedBumrah: Well playedKL Rahul: Well played. Ye le tere phone me Instagram download kiya hai mast app hai#AusvIndJatin (@LogicalBakwaas) December 26, 2018Close Enough !Mayank Agarwal to Kl Rahul #BoxingDayTest #BoxingDay #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/utWueXWXgeMahipal Singh (@Maahiwords) December 26, 2018Also Read | Mayank Agarwal does not regret missing out on debut hundredAlso Read | If Kohli doesn’t score a 100 on this pitch, he should retire: Flat MCG fails to impress
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: AVB fumed when Chelsea sold De Bruyneby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWhen Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne, their manager at the time was furious with the club’s board.A new report has revealed that Andre Villas-Boas, who was the club’s boss in 2011, was not happy with the decision to part with De Bruyne.Chelsea felt they had enough quality in attacking midfield, allowing the Belgian to move to Werder Bremen.The Athletic says Villas-Boas did not even know that De Bruyne was being pushed for a transfer until he was sold.The matter left him livid, but it was a short lived issue as AVB lost his job two months later.Chelsea have always regretted selling De Bruyne, as he signed for Manchester City a couple of years later and went from strength to strength.