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  • Derek Chauvin, ex-officer seen kneeling on George Floyd’s neck, released after posting $1 million bail

    first_imgHennepin County JailBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis Police officer accused of killing George Floyd, has been released from jail on $1 million bond.Chauvin is charged with second and third-degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death. He was released from a state prison Wednesday morning.All four accused officers are now out of jail as they await the start of their trial next March.Floyd died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by Chauvin. Body camera footage shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck.The three other officers who were at the scene of Floyd’s death have been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting manslaughter. All four were fired after Floyd’s death.Chauvin’s bail conditions were set in June and included surrendering guns; not working in law enforcement or security; no contact with the victim’s family; and not leaving the state without permission.Floyd’s death sparked countrywide protests over the killing of Black men and women by law enforcement.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • In Short

    first_img== BB’s juicy deal ==BB’s Coffee & Muffins has taken a controlling interest in juice bar, Juice Junction, which has eight stores in Ireland and two in the UK. BB’s plans to incorporate the Juice Junction offer alongside its New Zealand Natural premium ice cream range within its cafés and also plans store openings as a stand-alone concept. The company is targeting 20 existing BB’s stores to take the new brand in 2008.== Clay Oven closure ==The Clay Oven Bakery in Leicester, which specialises in producing naan bread, has been shut down after council health inspectors discovered mouse droppings throughout the building. The city’s magistrates agreed to grant an emergency hygiene order. Bakery owner Nisar Badat did not resist the application to close his business.== Baker bows out ==Traditional baker John Fryer has decided to sell up, 50 years after his family began selling homemade cakes and pastries on Norwich market. Fryer, whose grandfather Stanley started the business in 1957, has sold stall 112 to another traditional baker on the market, Norman Olley. Fryer’s Homemade Cakes and Pastries once had five branches but will now have just one in Anglia Square.== Top tea venue ==Juri’s, the Old Bakery Tea Shoppe in Winchcombe, in the Cotswolds, has been named the Top Tea Place 2008 in the country by the UK Tea Council. Juri Myawaki, 32, who runs the café with her parents, is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who also makes cakes and scones. The council’s Tea Guild inspectors were impressed by the family’s love and knowledge of tea, strongly influenced by their Japanese heritage.last_img read more

  • Chico runs past Fortuna

    first_imgChico >> D.J. Miller wasn’t homecoming king on Friday night. Too bad. He ruled Asgard Yard anyway.The senior running back finished his night early and finished off Fortuna, scoring the Chico High football team’s first six touchdowns to power the Panthers to a 54-26 victory over the Huskies.Miller rushed for 235 yards on 15 carries, scoring on runs of 11, 7, 4, 64, 64 and 55 yards for Chico (2-3).“We knew what we were doing. The line was on,” Miller said. “Exactly what I wanted. I knew we had …last_img read more

  • Stupid Evolution Quote of the Week:  Scientists, Learn Darwinism on TV

    first_imgIn Current Biology, Kenneth E. Sawin of Wellcome Trust Center for Cell Biology at Edinburgh University was interviewed about his career.  One of the questions was, “What are the big ideas for you now?”  Here is part of his answer:Another thing that I think about, which may be more ethereal, is that cell biologists interested in molecular mechanisms should always be reminding themselves that evolution proceeds without any predestined direction, and this is as true for cellular regulatory mechanisms as it is for organismal evolution [sic].  Even if we don’t think too much about evolution in our day-to-day work, it is the backdrop against which everything takes place, and one needs to keep a very open mind [sic], and not be too dogmatic, about how biological systems may be “designed”, because there is no designer [sic].  The best stimulus for this is to watch a few nature programs on TV. (Emphasis added.)1“Q&A: Kenneth E. Sawin,” Current Biology, Vol 16, R268-R269, 18 April 2006.If anyone can figure out how being dogmatic about evolution is an example of open-mindedness, or how directionlessness produced cellular regulatory mechanisms, or how maintaining faith in purposelessness as a backdrop aids thinking, or how telling oneself there is no designer demonstrates things are not designed, let us know.  Notice two other things he said: (1) scientists don’t think too much about evolution in their day-to-day work, indicating that evolutionary theory is useless, and (2) TV is this evolutionist’s source of inspiration (see visualization in the Baloney Detector).  So producers get their stimulus from the dogmatic claims of the evolutionary biologists, and biologists in turn get their inspiration from watching the resulting TV shows: a vicious cycle, with emphasis on vicious.    Example: last night The Science Channel replayed The Rise of Man, one of the dumbest examples of evolutionary storytelling ever made for the tube.  In this ridiculous portrayal of made-up history, presented in all seriousness, naked ape-faced actors invent religion when lightning strikes, invent language when stealing ostrich eggs, invent the family when she-ape needs help in childbirth, and invent art when one ape-man sticks a shiny stone on his female’s mud-plastered forehead.  The group all giggles in the mud together at this new sign of beauty.  If this is Sawin’s inspiration, God help him.    Cave Man was much better.  At least Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach and John Matuszak all knew it was only a spoof.  Let’s offer Sawin and his ilk free unending reruns of all the evolution shows they want; maybe this will keep them in a permanent state of euphoria – and out of the classroom. (Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • JPL Honors Explorer 1 Manager on 60th Anniversary *

    first_imgDr Henry Richter, who has contributed articles to CEH, is a VIP at NASA’s 60th Anniversary celebration of America’s first satellite.Audio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CEH-31-1-18-DC.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Readers of Creation-Evolution Headlines are familiar with Dr Henry Richter as a distinguished senior citizen and great American, now 90, the author of two books on spacecraft and a JPL spacecraft pioneer. Here’s a way to see how he looked 60 years ago. For its Historical Photo of the Month, JPL published a photo of Richter as a young man in 1958 when he was active at the lab. He is shown describing the transmitters that he designed for the Explorer 1 satellite. Explorer 1 successfully launched on January 31, 1958, beginning America’s catch-up with the Russians and rise to pre-eminence in space.Dr Henry Richter in 1958In 2018 JPL celebrates the 60th anniversary of America’s first satellite, Explorer 1.  Henry Richter started working at JPL in 1955 as an engineer and Supervisor for the New Circuit Elements Group. Later he was a Staff Engineer for the Deep Space Network and then Chief of the Space Instruments Section (322). During the Explorer Project Dr. Richter was project manager for the satellite design, in charge of JPL experiments for the International Geophysical Year, and was liaison between the Satellite Instrumentation Group and the Operations and Data Groups. He published a book in 2015 –America’s Leap into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites.The photo is a frame grab from the documentary, X Minus 80 Days, produced by Jet Propulsion Lab and the Army Ballistic Missile Agency after the mission. The 20-minute video shows the preparations for the mission leading up to the launch, and is recommended viewing for those wishing to relive the historic days that led up to the formation of NASA.JPL’s article also describes the welcoming party JPL is giving Dr Richter today (31 Jan 2018) as he speaks to the lab.On Wednesday, January 31 at 3:30, Dr. Richter will present his JPL Story in the Hub (111-104), followed at 4:30 by a book signing. He’ll share the story of JPL’s role working for the Army/Caltech and of the remarkable people who were part of the Explorer team. During the late 1950s, JPL extended rocket engineering to spacecraft design, using components that were on the cutting edge of technology. When they were finally given the chance to combine the instruments, upper stages, and launch vehicle, they accomplished the task in just a few months.In honor of the anniversary, Dr Henry Richter was selected as Scientist of the Month for CEH. The biography is a work in progress. More material will be added as we hear from the JPL celebration.Update 31 Jan 2018: Space.com posted an article with several vintage newsreels about Explorer 1.Update 1 Feb 2018: Dr Richter shared with us this feedback from the JPL event organizer: “Congratulations on a wonderful Story!  We’ve had so many positive comments about the event, and what a great job you did.  Thank you so much for taking the time to spend the afternoon with us and share your memories and your expertise about the project…. The LARS staff (Library, Archives, and Records) really enjoyed hosting your visit.”On November 11, 2017, CEH Editor David Coppedge spent a few minutes at Dr Richter’s home recording a short interview as he autographed copies of his latest book, Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers. Here is part of the exclusive interview, interspersed with historical photos of JPL and the Explorer 1 mission, where Richter shares stories of his involvement in the space race.Video is for exclusive use for David Coppedge and Creation-Evolution Headlines. All rights reserved.If we get any news about Dr Richter’s appearance at JPL, and how it was received, we will share it here. (Visited 411 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

  • JSE signs up for responsible investment

    first_imgSouth Africa’s JSE is one of the first stock exchanges worldwide to become a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UN PRI), which guide investors in taking environmental, social and corporate governance issues into account when investing. Founded in 2005, the UN PRI is a set of principles developed to guide investment professionals to consider environmental, social and corporate governance issues in the selection of investment opportunities and to align investors with broader societal objectives. “We believe that stock exchanges have a role to play in stimulating debate between listed entities and investors about these issues,” Newton-King added. An index whose constituents are companies who attain required levels in an annual review of their policies, practices and reporting, the SRI Index is becoming a widely accepted gauge for good corporate citizenship for listed entities. “Our listing requirements include elements of the King Code of Corporate Governance, for example,” JSE deputy CEO Nicky Newton-King said in a statement this week. “Signing the UN PRI further demonstrates our commitment. It also highlights our role as a pioneer in the sustainability field globally, particularly among stock exchanges. Signatories include large asset owners such as the Government Employees Pension Fund and recent signatory the Eskom Pension & Provident Fund. Guide for investment professionals “In South Africa, no business can operate divorced from our past,” says Newton-King. “In this respect, issues of sustainability and social responsibility are entrenched, and companies have had to address labour, affirmative action and health-related issues with much more urgency and vigour than elsewhere. The JSE has for several years worked on ways to prompt businesses and business analysts to increase their focus on environmental, social and governance factors. “Responsible investing is coming of age in South Africa, as evidenced the burgeoning support and growing numbers of signatories to the UN PRI,” says Newton-King. “In South Africa, there are currently 25 signatories to the principles, a significant number considering the size of our financial sector compared to other developed countries.” The exchange sees the move as a step forward in its already strong support of corporate and investor decision-making, which includes environmental, social and corporate governance factors as well as traditional business issues. 3 November 2009 The JSE has contributed to the cause of responsible investment through developing the Socially Responsible Investment Index (SRI Index), which was launched in 2004 as the first of its kind in an emerging economy. “To add to this, there is no fund manager who can deny the existence of great inequality in South Africa, and we don’t need to educate people about the importance of socially responsible investment as much as may be needed in more developed countries.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material In South Africa, apart from greater adoption of the UN PRI, there are other factors raising awareness of responsible investing. Socially responsible investment indexlast_img read more

  • New tips to try to minimize dicamba damage

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest New restrictions a federal agency has put on using a controversial dicamba aren’t enough to prevent it from spreading onto nearby plants, according to an Ohio State University weed expert.As a result, Mark Loux, a weed specialist with Ohio State University Extension, and colleagues from Purdue University and the University of Illinois have created a list of additional precautions that farmers should try to follow whenever they use dicamba.The additional recommendations from Loux and his colleagues include not applying dicamba if the temperature is warmer than 80 degrees or if the forecast indicates wind gusts over 10 miles per hour. The recommendations also say that farmers should apply dicamba early in the season around the time of crop planting, or soon after the emergence of the crop and weeds.They also suggest that farmers talk to their neighbors before applying dicamba so that farmers know what plants are nearby that could potentially be affected by any spread of dicamba.“We think our recommendations will help,” Loux said, “but not guarantee against dicamba moving from the area where it was applied and injuring or killing plants that were not supposed to be affected.”Dicamba has been shown to easily spread well beyond the fields where it was sprayed, damaging or killing crops. Nationwide, there have been complaints and lawsuits, claiming damages.On Oct. 31, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it would continue to allow farmers to keep using dicamba until at least December 2020. The agency required changes to the label that detail additional stipulations on when and how to use the herbicide to try to protect nearby fields.“What (the EPA has) done is to try to make changes to prevent dicamba from moving around into other places,” Loux said.But those changes aren’t enough, he said. Even with the added EPA restrictions, dicamba could still go airborne and spread to other plants that it was not intended to kill, Loux said.“The weed science community is pretty unhappy, and doesn’t believe these EPA regulations are really going to help much,” he said.New regulations include the prohibition of using dicamba on soybeans more than 45 days after planting, specifying certain times of the day dicamba can be applied, and clarifying who is authorized to apply it.These regulations don’t have Loux or the weed science community convinced.“There is some question as to whether 45 days actually does anything,” he said.The farming community isn’t sold either.“Support for using dicamba after plants have emerged is split amongst the farming community depending upon whether or not you like dicamba,” Loux said.Those who like using dicamba are happy they get to continue. Many see it as an effective tool in controlling weeds that resist herbicides. Those who don’t like dicamba believe the EPA isn’t doing enough to prevent the dangers the herbicide poses to nearby crops.An EPA press release states that dicamba is helpful to farmers, and that EPA is supporting farmers who rely on the chemical.The new EPA regulations include the following:Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (those working under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer make applications).Over-the-top application of dicamba is prohibited on soybeans up to 45 days after planting.Application is allowed only from one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset.To view the full list of recommendations on dicamba use from Loux and his colleagues, visit: go.osu.edu/dicambatips.To learn more about the EPA’s decision to allow the continued use of dicamba, visit go.osu.edu/EPArelease.last_img read more

  • Twitter is No Threat at All to Facebook, Traffic Analyst Says

    first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Analysis#news#NYT#social networks#web Hitwise, a web traffic analytics firm that often publishes fun and interesting stats on issues of the day, looks today at how threatened Facebook’s growth might be by Twitter. The company’s conclusion: Twitter is no threat at all. Traffic to Twitter is declining, Hitwise General Manager of Global Research Bill Tancer writes, while Facebook’s growth continues to go through the roof. Facebook is approaching ubiquity, while Twitter’s appeal is narrow and its average registered user is totally unengaged. “That being said,” Tancer writes, “I still plan to tweet this entry.”Twitter may be befuddling still for mainstream masses of users, but for the millions of people who get it – Twitter is invaluable. It’s a public listening post for innovative thought leaders across a broad swath of industries – if that’s what you’re into. It’s also a great place to read short jokes about flatulence or sex from people you’ve never met – if that’s what you’re looking for.Facebook feels more secure though, it’s got clearer social hooks and it’s easier to start using. As a result, Facebook is probably ten or more times the size of Twitter. As Twitter user Justin Houk put it today, “Twitter is a cult classic in the making – not a blockbuster.”The Hitwise data doesn’t take into account the use of 3rd party Twitter clients, but the Twitter website is a more common way to interact with the service and its traffic is a good proxy for overall Twitter use.What are the relative business prospects for both, long term? It’s hard to say, but charts like these from Hitwise have got to make Twitter HQ feel uneasy. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos See also: Facebook Has Twitter Envy – But Why? and Twitter and Facebook Investment Terms and Game Plans Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

  • Wal-Mart Dropping iPhone to $97

    first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… On Tuesday, retailer Wal-Mart plans to cut the price of the popular iPhone 16GB 3GS to $97. Currently this iPhone model is selling for $199. The $97 deal requires a two-year service contract with AT&T. The dip in price could represent a hope to clear inventory and preserve sales in the lead-up to the debut of the newest iPhone next month. Good for buyers, perhaps, but a source of some aggravation for developers. The reduction could also be a reaction to the April AdMob report that had Google’s Android phone edging out the Apple iPhone in mobile ad traffic. That report indicated that the Android had garnered more of the ad dollars spent on mobile platforms than the iPhone had, with Google at 46% to Apple’s 32%.Apple sold around 50 million iPhones last year. Figures for the last quarter indicated a doubling in sales from the previous year. Last month, a version of Apple’s new 4G iPhone was passed off to tech blog Gizmodo, which wrote about it. An Apple attorney, George Riley, later called this “immensely damaging” to the company. Marco Arment, lead developer of Tumblr and Instapaper, said on Twitter tonight: “As a developer, I can’t wait until Apple stops selling the iPhone 3G and the current low-end iPod touch. Those CPUs are tough to support. And I realistically need to keep supporting them for about 2 years after Apple stops selling them.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Related Posts center_img Tags:#Apple#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • New HUD Policy on Appliances for NSP

    first_imgAmy:Ladies and Gentlemen…really great news! You can now include washers, dryers and dishwashers in your rehab work for NSP1 and NSP2, and furthermore, they have to be Energy Star labeled.Is anyone else celebrating? I know there are some celebrations happening in Maricopa County, Arizona! A big “Thank you!” to Ben Chao, the NSP Director for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, who was instrumental in getting this energy efficient policy guidance issued.The conditions that have to be met, as per HUD, are:NSP funds have rehabilitated or constructed the homes;Installation of such appliances is comparable to unassisted homes in the local housing market (see HOME program standards);Deed restrictions or covenants ensure that the appliances remain in the home, if appropriate;Qualifying appliances meet or exceed Energy Star standards.This was the talk of every NSP Problem Solving Clinic I went to across the country, and I’m ecstatic that we are getting some quality guidance on this.Cheers to another win for the green team! 
Cheers to those of you out there fighting to change the way affordable housing is built and rehabbed!What do you think? What else needs to change?NOTE: You can find the “Guidance on NSP Eligible Appliance Purchases” by clicking here.last_img read more