Holden Lauds Executive Orders on Climate Change

first_img Subscribe 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Holden Lauds Executive Orders on Climate Change Biden continues taking action to protect the environment in early days of administration STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 2:20 pm Assemblyman Chris Holden, chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Utilities and Energy, said he was heartened to see President Joe Biden signing executive orders on climate change in the first days of the new administration.“We are thrilled to have our strong federal partners back,” said Holden, a former Pasadena councilmember and mayor.“Now, with support from the Biden administration, California and other states doing their part can effectively work together towards reversing the most catastrophic impacts of climate change,” the Pasadena Democrat said in a prepared statement.A fact sheet on the president’s executive orders indicates Biden is following through on campaign promises to take aggressive action to tackle climate change, including rejoining the Paris Climate Accords and an immediate review of harmful rollbacks of standards that protect air, water, and communities.“President Joe Biden’s executive actions on climate change show us what true leadership looks like,” Holen said.“Climate change is one of the biggest problems we face, and it is imperative that the United States take bold action to re-establish itself as a global leader,” Holden said.Holden said California lawmakers over the past four years have implemented policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, switch industry from fossil fuel to clean energy, and create green jobs.The executive actions that were taken by Biden on Wednesday directed the government to elevate climate change to a national security priority, to conserve about 30 percent of all federal land and water by 2030, and suspend new leases for natural gas and oil development on federal lands and waters.Executive actions also will create a commission focused on environmental justice and creating green jobs, direct federal agencies to rely on science in their rulemaking, and convene a climate summit of world leaders on Earth Day, April 22.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Make a comment 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 Community Newslast_img read more

Evansville Municipal Code Dealing with Fireworks

first_imgEvansville Municipal Code Dealing with FireworksAs the Fourth of July approaches and many prepare to celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States the Evansville Police Department asks that those who use fireworks be careful and also be respectful of their neighbors and others by following the Evansville Municipal Code relating to the usage of fireworks. Attached below is the Municipal Code.9.10.020 Fireworks – Evansville Municipal Code(A) Consumer fireworks may be used within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville only under the provisions of this section.(1) For the purposes of this section, the term “consumer fireworks” means a small firework that is designed primarily to produce visible effects by combustion, and that is required to comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations promulgated by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under 16 CFR 1507. The term also includes some small devices designed to produce an audible effect, such as whistling devices, ground devices containing 50 milligrams or less of explosive composition, and aerial devices containing 130 milligrams or less of explosive composition. Propelling or expelling charges consisting of a mixture of charcoal, sulfur, and potassium nitrate are not considered as designed to produce an audible effect. Consumer fireworks:(a) Include:(i) Aerial devices, which include sky rockets, missile-type rockets, helicopter or aerial spinners, roman candles, mines, and shells;(ii) Ground audible devices, which include firecrackers, salutes, and chasers; and(iii) Firework devices containing combinations of the effects described in subsections (A)(1)(a)(i) and (ii) of this section; and(b) Do not include the following items:(i) Dipped sticks or wire sparklers. However, total pyrotechnic composition may not exceed 100 grams per item. Devices containing chlorate or perchlorate salts may not exceed five grams in total composition per item.(ii) Cylindrical fountains.(iii) Cone fountains.(iv) Illuminating torches(v) Wheels.(vi) Ground spinners.(vii) Flitter sparklers.(viii) Snakes or glow worms.(ix) Trick noisemakers, which include:A. Party poppers.B. Booby traps.C. Snappers.D. Trick matches.(x) Cigarette loads.(xi) Auto burglar alarms.(2) No person shall use, ignite or discharge consumer fireworks within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville except during the following times:(a) Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m. on June 29th, June 30th, July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd, July 5th, July 6th, July 7th, July 8th, and July 9th; and(b) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight on July 4th; and(c) Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. on December 31st and 1:00 a.m. on January 1st; and(d) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.(e) Repealed by Ord. G-2015-28.(f) If in any calendar year the City bans fireworks for the periods described in subsections (A)(2)(a) and (b) of this section (June 29th through July 9th), then in that calendar year only citizens may discharge consumer fireworks on additional dates as determined by the City Administration between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and two hours after sunset not to exceed 10:30 p.m.(3) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks on any public street or in any public park or public area within the corporate limits of the City of Evansville at any time.(4) No person may use, ignite, or discharge consumer fireworks in a manner which causes them to land upon property owned or occupied by another person.(5) Any person who sells or offers to sell consumer fireworks within the City shall post a clear and conspicuous notice of the restrictions in this section, specifically the dates and times set forth in subsections (A)(2) and (3) of this section at or near each entrance to their business.(6) This section shall not apply to supervised public fireworks displays which are in compliance with IC 22-11-4-1 et seq. and have been properly permitted and approved.(B) No person shall conduct a fireworks display unless that person has obtained a permit from the State Fire Marshal pursuant to IC 22-11-14-2. Before applying to the State Fire Marshal for a permit, the applicant must show proof of insurance in the amount of not less than $100,000 for damages caused to a person or persons, and not less than $100,000 for damage to property. The applicant must also obtain a license for the display from the Chief of the Fire Department. The Chief of the Fire Department may issue a license for a fireworks display only upon finding that the applicant is qualified to conduct the display; and the display will not be hazardous to persons or property. [Ord. G-2015-28, passed 9-28-15; Ord. G-2012-14 § 1, passed 8-15-2012; Ord. G-2010-24 § 1, passed 11-10-10; Ord. G-2010-18 § 1, passed 7-2-10; Ord. G-2007-9, passed 8-28-07. 1962 Code, Art. 2, Ch. 6, § 2; 1982 Code § 131.02; 1983 Code § 13.131.02.]FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Galactic Announces 2019 Summer Tour Dates

first_imgNew Orleans funk favorites Galactic have announced a new batch of summer tour dates with their touring vocalist, Erica Falls. The tour comes in support of their recently released 10th studio album, Already Ready Already.The newly added tour dates follow a run of late-May and early-June dates supporting George Clinton & P-Funk on George’s final One Nation Under A Groove tour. Galactic’s new summer tour dates will begin in Hartford, CT on June 7th and will see the band perform in various markets in the Northeast and on the west coast.EXCLUSIVE: Stanton Moore Talks Galactic’s New Album, Buying Tipitina’s, & “Playing Like You Own The Place”Galactic drummer Stanton Moore detailed Already Ready Already in a recent interview with Live For Live Music. “With this album,” Moore explained, “We bookended it with two instrumentals—[opening track] ‘Already’ and then [final song] ‘Ready Already’—so we’re still thinking of sequencing and still thinking of how an album fits together.”“We’re excited about it,” Moore continued. “It’s interesting. I think that the record has some of the strongest songs that we’ve put out to date, but then there’s also some songs that are a little bit more exploratory and a little bit looser and not as structured. So hopefully that’ll find a place with our audience to where it’s kind of satisfying two different expectations that they may have for us. People like the vocal stuff, but then they also like the instrumental stuff. So I think that what people can expect is a little bit of both when you listen to the whole record—if anybody does that anymore these days.”Moore also revealed that there’s even more music on the way from Galactic. “We actually have a whole bunch of other songs,” Stanton explained, “A whole batch of other songs that we thought about putting on this record, but we’re like, ‘No, they don’t quite fit with this batch of songs. So let’s put out this batch of songs and let’s be ahead of the curve for the next batch of songs.’”You can check out a list of the newly announced Galactic tour dates below. For a full list of the band’s upcoming performances, head to their website here.Galactic – Already Ready Already Tour – Upcoming DatesJune 7 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordJune 8 – Providence, RI – Fete Music HallJune 9 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & CorkJune 29 – Santa Cruz, CA – The CatalystJuly 2 – Hermosa Beach, CA – Saint RockeJuly 3 – Ventura, CA – Ventura TheatreJuly 9 – Boise, ID – Knitting FactoryJuly 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte GardenJuly 11 – Aspen, CO – Belly UpAugust 9 – Portland, ME – AuraAugust 13 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken BoxAugust 14 – Nantucket, MA – The Chicken BoxAugust 21 – Dalton, MA – The Stationary FactoryView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Oklahoma State

first_imgI suppose by now you have read about the mess at Oklahoma State.  Allegedly around 2005-2008 the football program was making their own profits by selling drugs.  Several players have come forward saying that drugs were so prevalent in the locker room that everyone had to know what was going on.  Like most stories that appear in major magazines, I am sure this one has been glorified to make it more sensational.  However, it again adds to the perception that some of our major football programs are so corrupt that players run the program instead of the coaches.  It has been the bone of contention for several years now that those conferences that lead the power standings every year recruit anybody that can win them a football game.  If you want to believe some people, some of these players never go to class and are at the University only to win football games.  From some of my previous articles, you know I tend to think somewhat like these people.  If some of our major colleges can never put a winner on the field, there has to be an explanation of why certain players gravitate to certain schools.  There is always the reason given that winning brings the kids and nothing else is the incentive.  Until the NCAA wants to clamp down on all schools alike, it is not going to change.last_img read more

Second Caribbean Boxing Development Tournament

first_imgGuyanese boxers continue winning ways in Barbados… Moore captures gold, Amsterdam and Allicock march into semisLOCAL boxers continued their winning ways when the Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament (CDBT) continued in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday evening.According to reports emanating from the Island of the `Flying Fish’, the pugilists from the `Land of Many Waters’ (Guyana) `drowned’ their opponents from Barbados in all three bouts that the fighters contested.The end result was that Guyana secured their first gold medal through Isaiah Moore who was the lone junior boxer on tour and who competed in the flyweight division.Moore forced the referee to stop his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Roshawn Holder in the first round of their final.Kevin Allicock got into the medal round in the Youth category by causing the referee to stop his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Stephan Harding in the very first round, securing his semi-final place.In the final bout on Thursday night’s card, Guyana’s Desmond Amsterdam, competing in the Elite category, secured a 3-0 points-decision win over Barbados’ Ision Fraser in their middleweight contest.The victories for the trio follow on the heels of wins by other Guyanese boxers, Joel Williamson, Christopher Moore and Colin Lewis during the first two days of the tournament.On Tuesday evening, Moore, fighting in the Youth category, secured a round three technical knockout (TKO) win against his Cayman Islands’ opponent Alex Smith in their lightweight contest, while Williamson, fighting in the lightweight division of the Elite category pounded out a points-decision win against Guadeloupe’s Ronald Bicep.Some hours later (Wednesday), Moore returned to the ring and faced Miguel Diaz of Anguilla and once again, the referee had to stop the fight in the third round in favour of Moore.On Wednesday too, Guyana’s Colin Lewis registered a points-decision win against Fredric Pierre of Guadeloupe in the light welterweight division of the Elite category.After arriving in Barbados at 17:00hrshrs on Tuesday afternoon and booking into their hotel, the Guyanese management team was informed that Moore and Joel Williamson were down to contest the fourth and fifth bouts respectively on that night’s card, just two hours after their arrival.Despite the late notice, the two Guyanese adjusted themselves psychologically and went down to the venue.The other boxers that make up the Guyanese contingent are: Akeem Mounter who will compete in the welterweight division of the Youth category, Keevin Allicock (Youth) flyweight division and Elite boxers Jason Barker (super heavyweight), Markember Pierre ( light heavyweight) and Clairmont Gibson (bantamweight).The boxers are being guided by coaches Sebert Blake (head coach) and assistant coaches Adrian Thompson and Clifton Moore.The team manager is Guyana Boxing Association vice-president Maurice Rajkumar.last_img


first_imgMartin Pedroza1091413713%31%$396,770 RIVAL TRAINER SAYS IT’S NYQUIST OVER MOHAYMENIf anyone has more respect for Nyquist than his owners, Paul and Zillah Reddam, and his trainer, Doug O’Neill, it’s trainer Keith Desormeaux, who saddled Exaggerator to finish second behind the undefeated male two-year-old champion of 2015 in the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 12.Desormeaux’s regard for Nyquist has not diminished since, so it’s little wonder he supports Nyquist in Saturday’s meeting with unbeaten Kentucky Derby favorite Mohaymen and eight others in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.“I think it’s a field of two,” Desormeaux said Friday on another stellar Southern California morning, giving little heed to the other eight entrants.“I wish Exaggerator could have done more to compliment Nyquist’s effort when we ran (third behind Danzing Candy) in the San Felipe (March 12). I was so impressed running second to Nyquist in the San Vicente I thought it would propel me right into the winner’s circle in the San Felipe, but it wasn’t that easy.“I really do think it’s a two-horse race, and although Mohaymen has the pedigree advantage (by Tapit), it’s all about heart to a point and Nyquist is proven around two turns and he’s proven to be very competitive.“I like Nyquist. I try to not be biased to the West, but that’s my humble opinion.” Doug O’Neill18630282616%45%$1,493,552 Philip D’Amato14030222421%54%$1,610,805 Jerry Hollendorfer14224141617%38%$1,701,518 LIEUTENANT COLONEL SEEKS FIRST STAKES IN TOKYO CITY CUPStreaking Lieutenant Colonel seeks his third straight victory and his first in a stakesin Sunday’s Grade III Tokyo City Cup for older horses at 1 ½ miles on the main track.A four-year-old gelded son of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Harvey Clarke and Paul Braverman, Lieutenant Colonel won his last two starts on the lead, taking an overnight race at 1 1/8 miles on March 6 by 2 1/4 lengths.“If he’s not on the lead, he’ll be close to it,” said Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward. “He’s a very nice horse, improving, and training very well.”The Tokyo City Cup, race eight of 10: Big John B, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Class Leader, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Ike Walker, Edwin Maldonado, 8-1; $2,000 supplemental entry John’s Success, Tyler Baze, 12-1; China Girl Lover, Drayden Van Dyke, 9-2; Blingo, Alex Solis, 10-1; and Lieutenant Colonel, Mike Smith, 5-2.ULTIMATE BETTING CHALLENGE YIELDS $89,000 BONANZAStephen Young was full of money and praise after parlaying $2,000 he won in Santa Anita’s Ultimate Betting Challenge into a windfall of more than $89,000 when he was one of the winners of the Rainbow Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park last Saturday.The 59-year-old Young, a store manager at Pacific Sales in Ontario, invested $40 to participate in the Ultimate Betting Challenge, his first big money tournament. He played conservatively but still managed to win $2,000.He was not normally a Pick 6 player, citing the heavy capital investment, but decided to take a shot at the Rainbow Pick 6, putting up $432.It was a game-changing move, as Young had one of 147 winning tickets, reaping more than $89,000.“I’ve been playing the horses since I was 10 years old,” said Young, who resides in Murrieta. “Obviously, it was quite a thrill to win all that money and I want to express my appreciation and gratitude to Santa Anita and The Stronach Group for the opportunity to play in the Ultimate Betting Challenge.” Martin Garcia13121141416%37%$1,178,566 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke16817172610%36%$1,047,802 Bob Baffert10321181720%54%$1,598,885 Agapito Delgadillo9914111014%35%$390,362 Peter Miller12916132012%38%$710,160 Kent Desormeaux13120252315%52%$1,642,269 Flavien Prat24941454016%51%$2,624,001 David Lopez17224142214%35%$747,456 Mario Gutierrez17621312412%43%$1,267,069 Tyler Baze27127433910%40%$1,472,706 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas12020201517%46%$1,313,919 Victor Espinoza891211813%35%$906,350 Peter Eurton9315221216%53%$1,055,877 (Current Through Thursday, March 31) Gary Stevens6412111019%52%$1,595,898 FINISH LINES: Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder worked five furlongs in company Friday morning in a minute flat, breezing, under Gary Stevens as she prepares for her six-year-old debut. Trainer Richard Mandella said it was a “nice work” and still is considering either the Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on dirt May 6 or the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at a mile on turf May 5 for Beholder’s return to the races. Stablemate El Super was timed in 1:01.80 . . . Forever Darling and Mokat, candidates for the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks a week from Saturday, April 9, each worked six furlongs Friday for Richard Baltas, the former going in 1:13.40 and the latter in 1:14.20. Also likely to tackle undefeated champion Songbird in the Oaks are Bellamentary, Kay Kay, She’s a Warrior and Kiss N Scat, who, like Songbird, is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and also possible for the Grade III Providencia Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf April 9 . . . Trainer Keith Desormeaux has the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland April 16 in mind for the three-year-old debut of Swipe, runner-up four straight times to Nyquist . . . Multiple graded stakes winner Om has been turned out for a few months following his last-place finish in the Grade I Kilroe Mile March 12. “A nuclear scan was clean,” trainer Dan Hendricks said, “but we decided to freshen him up.” Mike Smith961191811%40%$1,649,530 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 D’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SAN SIMEONPhil D’Amato, in a pitched battle with Doug O’Neill for Santa Anita’s Winter Meet training title, sends out Cape Wolfe and Hay Dude in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes for older horses at about six and a half furlongs on turf.They’re primed to score.“Both have been pointing to this race and they’re ready to go,” said D’Amato, tied at 30 wins each with O’Neill through 57 racing days and with only six remaining until the meet ends a week from Sunday on April 10.Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding, was third in his U.S. debut in the Clockers’ Corner at about six and a half furlongs on the hillside course Jan. 24, then was an even fourth in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at one mile on grass Feb. 13.Hay Dude was fourth in the Grade II San Marcos at a mile and a quarter on a “good” turf course Feb. 6, and second in the 2015 Clockers’ Corner over the San Simeon venue.As for winning the training crown, D’Amato will take it if it comes. “I just like all my horses to be in the right spots, run well, and whatever happens, happens,” he said.The San Simeon, race seven of 11: Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Mr. Sexy, Agapito Delgadillo, 20-1; Producer, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; No Silent, Gary Stevens, 7-2; Hay Dude, Tyler Baze, 3-1; Il Fornaio, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Guns Loaded, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Outside Nashville, Martin Garcia, 6-1; and Aotearoa, Brice Blanc, 12-1. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Fernando Perez17819202311%35%$964,052 Joseph Talamo24331272913%36%$2,049,598 FLORIDA DERBY EDGE GOES TO NYQUIST ON HEARTD’AMATO EYES SAN SIMEON VICTORY, TRAINING TITLEFOES COULD SALUTE ‘COLONEL’ IN TOKYO CITY CUPULTIMATE BETTING CHALLENGE REAPS NEARLY $90,000BEHOLDER IN EASY BREEZE FOR SIX-YEAR-OLD DEBUT Edwin Maldonado19040182021%41%$1,292,215 Rafael Bejarano29066583123%53%$3,141,581last_img read more

Preparations underway for Disciplined Services vote

first_imgLGE 2018…more intense meetings planned for upcoming weekPreparations are underway for members of the Disciplined Forces to cast their ballots on November 2, 2018, ahead of the rest of electors, who are scheduled to go to the polls 10 days after when Guyana decides who to elect to several Local Authority Areas, after the staging of its constitutionally due Local Government Elections.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday afternoon, Public Relations Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Yolanda Warde, confirmed that all preparatory works are on track for the members of the Disciplined Services to cast their vote early.“We are on schedule with respect to all of the processes. We have had several engagements over the last few weeks with the heads and leadership of all of the bodies which constitute the Disciplined Services to discuss the plans for the upcoming LGE,” Warde explained.She said the leadership of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Guyana Prison Service would have been adequately briefed so as to ensure that there is no confusion or misinformation about critical aspects of the preparations and systems to be followed before, during and after the members of their body cast their ballots.The PRO, when questioned by this newspaper as to whether there was a special voter education programme that would be rolled for the Disciplined Services members, responded in the negative. She explained that apart from the general work being undertaken by GECOM, it was the Commission’s expectation that the top brass of the Disciplined Services would then pass on critical portions of information to the supervisory and lower levels.“They are adequately appraised,” Warde insisted, before confirming that all of the information requested by the three-part body has been divulged accordingly. She also stated that more meetings and follow up engagements are scheduled in the coming days.Warde’s comments come on the heels of criticisms from Chief Commissioner for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) at GECOM, Bibi Shadick, who had argued that there is an information blackout generally at the Commission about a number of issues including the preparations being undertaken for the Disciplined Services vote.Shadick had stated that the PPP and its Commissioners were still awaiting information on the sites to be used by the Commission to facilitate the November 2 vote. That aside, she was adamant that if the PPP nominated Commissioners do not request specific pieces of information then they will not be told willingly unless it is something being discussed that emanated in the press.Approximately 7500 or more individuals are likely to vote in this year’s LGE. This figure represents an increase from those that voted back in 2016. Those registered to vote in 2016 included 4693 from the Guyana Police Force (GPF); 357 from the Guyana Prison Service (GPS); and 1928 from the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).Ballot stations for the Disciplined Services ranks are located at their places of duty or deployment. These include 19 locations for the GDF, five locations for the GPS and four for the GPF.After arrival in Guyana on March 1, 2016, the ballots were extracted, sorted and enveloped in accordance to schedule.Traditionally, each ballot sheet for a member of the Disciplined Forces is placed into two envelopes. The outer envelope bears the elector’s name along with the District and Local Authority Area in which he/she is required to vote. The inner envelope bears the District, Local Authority Area and the Constituency in which he/she is required to vote.Ballot boxes will be returned to the GECOM after voting, and kept in the secured custody of the Chief Elections Officer under guard by members of the GPF.The ballots cast by members of the Disciplined Forces will be sorted by the Local Authority and Constituency to be dispatched to the respective Returning Officers for intermixing on Election Day, November 12. The polling stations identified for the intermixing of the Disciplined Forces ballots will be gazetted. (Michael Younge)last_img read more


first_imgSimon McGeogheganA CO Donegal man has died after being struck by a car on a motorway in Co Wicklow.Pedestrian Simon McGeoghegan, from Moville, died in the accident which happened on the M11 at Roscath, south of Wicklow town, shortly before 10.30pm on Saturday night.He was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident site was preserved yesterday for a forensic examination.Garda put diversions in place for most of Sunday on the southbound carriageway of the M11 between Junction 18, Wicklow south, and Junction 19, Brittas Bay.Mr McGeoghegan, who was 31, had been living away from Donegal for a few years.He was the youngest of four with an older brother and two older sisters – and never forgot his Donegal roots. Friends in Inishowen said his family are devastated by his loss. SADNESS AS POPULAR DONEGAL MAN DIES IN MOTORWAY ACCIDENT was last modified: September 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:accidentdeathmovilleWicklowlast_img read more

Saturn’s Ring Moons Collect Ring Dust

first_imgHow long have these little moons been gathering ring dust on their equators?Scientists continue rummaging through more than 635 gigabytes of data collected by the Cassini spacecraft during its 13-year mission at Saturn. Recently, they processed detailed images of the innermost “ring moons” of Saturn, some of them which orbit within gaps inside the rings. The close-up photos were taken during the “Grand Finale” part of the second extended mission, which afforded close fly-bys.Strangely, these moons resemble little models of Saturn itself. For a long time, they have attracted ring particles to their equators, giving them a Saturn-like shape. What does this imply about the ages of the rings and moons? Here’s what the JPL press release says from March 28:Scientists also found the moon surfaces to be highly porous, further confirming that they were formed in multiple stages as ring material settled onto denser cores that might be remnants of a larger object that broke apart. The porosity also helps explain their shape: Rather than being spherical, they are blobby and ravioli-like, with material stuck around their equators.“We found these moons are scooping up particles of ice and dust from the rings to form the little skirts around their equators,” Buratti said. “A denser body would be more ball-shaped because gravity would pull the material in.”“Perhaps this process is going on throughout the rings, and the largest ring particles are also accreting ring material around them. Detailed views of these tiny ring moons may tell us more about the behavior of the ring particles themselves,” said Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker, also at JPL.Of the satellites studied, the surfaces of those closest to Saturn – Daphnis and Pan – are the most altered by ring materials. The surfaces of the moons Atlas, Prometheus and Pandora, farther out from Saturn, have ring material as well – but they’re also coated with the bright icy particles and water vapor from the plume spraying out of Enceladus.The article on Phys.org contains the most convenient access to images of these odd moons with their “skirts” of accumulated ring particles, reproduced from the paper in Science. As for the ring particle collection, it could be a reversible process: material collects but also erodes in a steady state. The material from Enceladus, however, must be one way. There is no way for these tiny moons to “return to sender” any icy material they swept up from the E-ring. Space.com explains how coloration aided the conclusion:The scientists found that the appearance of these ring moons depended on their position with respect to the rings, with Pan the reddest and closest in of these moons and Epimetheus the bluest and farthest out. This suggested that the moons’ appearance depended on two competing factors, the researchers said: contamination by a red material from the main rings, which could consist of a mix of iron and organic compounds, and showers of ice particles or water vapor from volcanic plumes originating on Saturn’s moon Enceladus.A new paper in Icarus shows that tweaking a model with the parameters of shell thickness can keep the internal heating in a “steady state,” but the model makes the heat escape greater than that of the plumes. Even if scientists were able to keep the interior fluid, it would remain a huge challenge to explain the little Iowa-diameter moon pumping out material for billions of years – enough to coat the little ring moons and create an entire ring (the E-ring) around Saturn.The Cassini scientists do superb work of collection and analysis of data, but there’s something strange about their writings. They seem very reluctant to consider the implications: that the Saturn system, including the rings and moons, must be young.Diagram of Saturn’s E-ring created by Enceladus(Visited 446 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Manila to host four ONE events in 2018

first_imgFILE – ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPouncing on the mixed martial arts boom in the country, ONE Championship is set to stage four events in the Philippines next year.ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong bared the development on Thursday as the Asia’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion announced its full 2018 calendar.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Four of ONE’s 24 fightcards next year will be held in Manila after hosting two events in 2017.“We have 24 massive shows planned for all sports fans in Asia and will continue to showcase the absolute best in martial arts, delivered by our homegrown martial arts superheroes. 2018 is going to be an epic year of action and I can’t wait to get things started,” Sityodtong said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutONE events in Manila will be on January 26, April 20, July 28, and November 16, with the venues still yet to be announced.The promotion will stage one more event in the country this year, with ONE: Legends of the World set on November 10 at Mall of Asia Arena. /je LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Floyd Mayweather flaunts new $26M mansion in Beverly Hills Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more