Mardi Gras pickleball tournament held in Red Bluff

first_imgRed Bluff >> Betsy Palubeski hosted the first Mardi Gras Pickleball Tournament Feb. 11 at the Lincoln Street tennis courts. Sixteen players participated and LeRoy Weighall was the tournament director.The winning team was made up of Cathy D’Ulisse, Diane Tucci, Kateland Weighall and Rita Weighall.Other players included Jody Johnson, Nora Sabhlok, Carmel Growney, Missy Dominick, Chelsea Kingston, Kathleen Farren, Betsy Palubeski, Mary Jacobson, Betty Lasley, Sherrie Weigle, Michele Gunsauls …last_img

Young Planet Around Young Star Claimed

first_imgA star estimated to be one million years old already has a planet in orbit around it, the Spitzer Space Telescope (Hubble’s counterpart for infrared astronomy) has found.  Astrobiology Magazine says this challenges old theories.  Alan Boss (Carnegie Institute) thinks this supports his disk-instability model for planetary formation, in which gas giants can form quickly, in just hundreds or thousands of years (see 05/07/2001 headline).  If so, “that has profound implications for the prevalence of planetary systems similar to our own,” he says.  “That means you can make gas giant planets – a major component of our own solar system – in a short time scale, in even the shortest-lived disc.”    Spitzer also found organic material in the disks of some stars, reports Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The “raw ingredients for life” appears to be in icy bodies that might be comets.  If so, “Scientists believe these comets may have endowed Earth with some of its water and many of its biogenic, life-enabling materials.”It also means our solar system doesn’t have to be as old as claimed even under naturalistic presuppositions.  Funny that you can have young-earth theories for other stars, but not our own.    “Raw ingredients for life” again; sure.  Iron ore and gypsum are raw ingredients for buildings.  Once upon a time, these ingredients organized themselves into cities and factories and concert halls.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Cup 2019: India won’t be overconfident because of 6-0 record vs Pakistan, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgBatting great Sachin Tendulkar has said India will certainly not be complacent when they take on Pakistan in the blockbuster ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday in Manchester.India haven’t lost to Pakistan in a World Cup encounter, winning all their 6 meetings so far in the quadrennial showpiece event. However, India were outclassed by 180 runs in the final of Champions Trophy 2017, which was also the last time the two Asian rivals met at an ICC event.”That’s a positive comeback [Champions Trophy win in 2017]. After having been 6-0 down, the last one that they [Pakistan] had won. Indian team wouldn’t be overconfident. We are confident but we won’t be overconfident. I can fully understand that Ravi [Shastri], Virat [Kohli] and all the senior players would be emphasizing that we got to be on our toes, go out and play what we are good at,” Sachin Tendulkar said.Tendulkar also pointed out that India are certainly 100% better at the moment due to the consistent success in the recent past in ODI cricket.India have been dominant against Pakistan since the 2015 World Cup, winning 3 of their 4 meetings in ODI cricket. India had comfortably thrashed Pakistan in both their Asia Cup 2018 meetings.”I think when you are winning you are thinking different, but we, as a team, always think that we can’t be overconfident. Pack those confident things in the kitbag and travel with it. The team which is winning invariably the thought process is different and you believe you can pull through difficult situations,” Tendulkar added.advertisementAgainst Australia, Pak lost wickets at critical moments. They are a decent side and were in the game till the end,” he added.”At this stage 100% India are the better side. The way we have been performing for a number of months now we have been right at the top and carrying the momentum all the way.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Shoaib Akhtar cracks rain joke ahead of Sunday blockbusterAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Why India are outright favourites against PakistanAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Indian team will beat Pakistan 7 out of 10 times, says Kapil DevAlso See:last_img read more

DollarADish campaign benefiting the Food Banks Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN SIEGO (KUSI) – During the month of August, more than 60 restaurants from around the county are participating in the Dollar-A-Dish campaign which benefits the San Diego Food Bank‘s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.The Food 4 Kids Backpack program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school children living in poverty.The goal of this annual campaign is to raise awareness about the program and to raise much needed funds for the program.Dine at a participating restaurant, order the restaurant’s designated Dollar-A-Dish menu item, and $1 will be donated to the San Diego Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack program. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: August 12, 2019 Dollar-A-Dish campaign benefiting the Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program KUSI Newsroom, August 12, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday March 6 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Wednesday, March 6, 2019:#1) Kindergaten & PreK Registration SessionRegistration for Kindergarten and PreK is open at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center from 8:30am to 10:30am and 12:30pm to 2pm. Registration for Kindergarten and PreK is open at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center from 9am to 11am and 12:45pm to 2:15pm. Learn more HERE.#2) WHS Class Of 2021 Fundraiser At Panera BreadWilmington High School Class of 2021 is holding a Fundraiser at Wilmington’s Panera Bread (228 Main Street, Wilmington Plaza) from 4pm to 8pm. Bring this flyer or show it on your phone to the cashier when you place your order. Panera Gift Cards and catering orders are excluded from the event.#3) Wilmington Conservation Commission MeetingThe Wilmington Conservation Commission meets sat 7pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#4) Car Seat Installs At Public Safety BuildingThe Wilmington Police Department offers safety seat installs at the Wilmington Public Safety Building (1 Adelaide Street) every Wednesday, 10am-2pm. No appointment is necessary, but calling ahead at 978-658-5071 is recommended. Learn more HERE.#5) Tech Help At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding its weekly tech help drop-in hours from 2pm to 3pm. Have a tech question that’s been bugging you? Drop in the library to see if Technology Librarian, Brad McKenna, can help.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, September 4, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 14, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Wednesday, August 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Huawei OS may be called Hongmeng but its reportedly far from ready

first_img What is going on between Huawei and the US? Share your voice Review • Huawei Matebook review: This Surface wannabe falls flat — literally Comments CNET’s understanding is that Huawei has no immediate plans to launch its own OS, and that the company is looking at launching one only if Android is permanently removed as an option for its smartphone customers.More than a year ago, CNET sister site TechRepublic reported that Huawei had been working on its own OS since 2012, in case it got banned from Android.Last week, the US government blacklisted networking gear from Huawei and President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the company. Microsoft has also reportedly removed Huawei’s MateBook laptops from its online store.Read: Huawei’s ‘plan B’ smartphone OS: What it needs to succeedFirst published May 21.Updated May 24: Adds report about Hongmeng. Huawei Matebook 13 4:59 Android Pie Google Huawei Microsoft Samsung Tags Mobile Tech Industry Laptops Phones Politics Preview • Huawei’s Windows 10 tablet packs a stylus with a frickin’ laser pointer built in Huawei smartphones could someday get their own Huawei OS. Andrew Hoyle/CNET Huawei is still “far from ready” to launch its own operating system, but it may have a name at least, according to reports.The phone maker received the trademark “Hongmeng” for the system from the Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration, after working on it under the internal code name “Project Z,” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.Separately, sources told The Information on Tuesday that the internal project “has had its ups and downs and remains far from ready.”Google locked Huawei out of its Android updates earlier this week. On Tuesday, the US Commerce Department granted the Chinese tech giant a three-month general license to update existing devices, temporarily easing restrictions on Huawei’s access to American components and software that go into its phones. Google agreed to continue working with Huawei for that time.Despite the Google ban, Huawei said Tuesday that its latest smartphone, the Honor Pro 20, will use Android.Read: Samsung has the most to gain from Google putting Huawei on ice Now playing: Watch this: News • What the Huawei Matebook X Pro tells us about Nvidia MX250 graphicslast_img read more

Twinkle Sharma case Sonam Kareena Kapoor Swara Bhaskar shamed for double standards

first_imgNot even half as much coverage as kathua. What happened internet intellectuals, cat got your tongue? No outrage on the background of the perpetrators? You were so rattled during Kathua. #TwinkleSharma Then why you were using Placard on Kathua matters, started shaming Hinduism and Hindustan?? Please keep your Gyan to Yourself, we Hate your Double Standards. #TwinkleSharma Ashoke Pandit @ashokepandit Heard they are not paying you to hold a placard, like you did during the Kathua incident when you implied she was killed by Hindus. A sad day when the likes of you are give space in a public discourse. Oh my gosh  intelligent lady, Did you forget this intelligence and knowledge, when you’re crying about asifa? Screenshots of Sonam Kapoor’s Twitter postsTwitterati has condemned Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and other Bollywood celebs, who protested against Asifa rape holding placards, for showing their double standards towards Twinkle Sharma’s murder case.A man named Mohammed Zahid had killed Twinkle Sharma in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district. What is more shocking is that Twinkle was killed over a meagre sum of Rs 10,000 that the three-year-old girl’s parents had taken as loan. Zahid was arrested after Aligarh police recovered Twinkle’s body on June 2.The murder sent shockwaves across the country with many condemning it, saying that it is inhuman, horrible and barbaric. Many celebs like Sidharth Malhotra, Abhishek Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Raveena Tandon, Sunny Leone and Gul Panag were among the people, who expressed shock over the incident and offered prayers for Twinkle Sharma and her family.But a few celebs like Koena Mitra tried to give a communal colour to the murder case of Twinkle Sharma. The model-turned-actress tweeted, “Hindus have the responsibility to remain secular I guess, hence no outrage for you. I am Hindustan. A proud Hindu. I’m not liberal enough to support your Rapists. I’m no secular from today. With you and yours…. #TwinkleSharma #Aligarh #Mohammedjahid.”Many people objected to Koena Mitra for this case with politics and religion. Responding to one of them, she wrote, “Look around, there are many supporters. It’s a sarcastic statement. Silent spectators are supporters!!! No candle light march, no placards, no headlines. Why? What’s stopping them now?”Sonam Kapoor took to Twitter to condemn the murder case of Twinkle Sharma, but she requested everyone not use this incident for selfish agenda. She tweeted, “What has happened to baby twinkle is. Heartbreaking and horrific. I pray for her and her family. I also urge people to not make this into a selfish agenda. This is a little girls death, not a reason to spread your hate.”When an eight-year-old girl named Asifa Bano was abducted and murdered in Kathua, celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Kalki Koechlin, Richa Chadda, Vishal Dadlani, Baadshah, Isha Gupta, Mini Mathur, Radhika Apte and Konkana Sen had protested against it. They had held placard which was said to be leftists and liberals’ agenda against Hindus and Hinduism. Celebs holding placards to protested against Asifa’s murderSome of these people have also condemned the murder case of Twinkle Sharma, while others remained quiet on these issues. However, none of them protested against the murderers holding the placards, which displayed their religion. This did not go down well with many right-wing people, who created a collage of their photos and trolled them for hypocrisy and double standards.Shefali Vaidya @ShefVaidya I hv nt qstnd ur beliefs bt want to knw why dr’s a diffrnce in Ur reaction btwn #Asifa & #Twinkle.Why ds delayed reaction ?Why no playcards? Why nt tkng names of d accused ?Don’t U think al crimes shld b condemned wth same intensity nd similar language. #JusticeForTwinkleSharma Rama‏ @sriramtalks One person can be wrong but not Mass.. You run agenda some time ago and now people are reminding you that… Hirakesh Chandra Roy‏ @RoyHirakesh Influencer‏ @Purple_Truth Baawra Mann‏ @BaawraMann It is obvious. The placard campaign during #Kathua was a fully paid for promotional exercise, with identical placards and full make-up and lighting wala professional photo shoot. @sonamakapoor was merely being herself, a brainless mannequin wearing some fashionable clothes! pslv18‏ @cridgy_edgelord Nehal Kapadia‏ @kapadia_nehal Yo Yo Funny Singh‏ @moronhumor I am Ashamed, I am Ashamed that Sonam Kapoor’s Makeup Artist, her Photographer, her hairstylist, her dress designer, her Placard guy, her PR manager were not available for her to be Hindustan and Ashamed this morning. Remember It’s heartbreaking and horrific.Pic 1: Swara Bhasker after Asifa tragedy,KathuaPic 2: Swara Bhasker after Twinkle Sharma tragedy,Aligarh@ReallySwara #JusticeForTwinkleSharma #TwinkleSharma— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) June 7, 2019 Nandini‏ @_NAN_DINI श्रीराम भक्त‏ @bjplao Not ONE of these hypocrites remembered they are #Hindusthan today when 3 year old Twinkle Sharma got brutally raped and murdered by Mohammed Zahid. No placards, no protests #Hypocrites @sonamakapoor @ReallySwara @VishalDadlani @Its_Badshah #KALKIKOECHLIN Why Double standards – How u guys reacted and bought religion in #Kathua rape case is worse – shame on people like U Your placards at the time of #Asifa only exposed a very ‘selfish agenda & a reason to spread hate’… If you had shown the same restraint then your advice today might sound more credible. #TwinkleSharma To all d hypocrite celebrities, who hold d placard for the justice of Asifa, where the fuck are you when the same thing has happened to # #TwinkleSharma ??? I stand with the family of Twinkle n ask the judicial system of India for the justice to prevail. #JusticeForTinkleSharma હાર્દિક हार्दिक Hardik‏ @TweetofHardik Hypocrisy ka dusra naam Sonam Kapoor Ahuja— Witty Chutki? (@i__bharatiya) June 7, 2019last_img read more

Arun Jaitley continues to be on life support LK Advani visits AIIMS

first_imgLawyer-turned-politician Arun Jaitley also had triple bypass heart surgery when he was 52.ReutersAs former finance minister Arun Jaitley continues to be on a life support system, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani visited him at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi on Monday (August 19) afternoon.A bevy of politicians, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union minister Smriti Irani and Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, also visited AIIMS on Sunday to enquire about Jaitley’s health condition.The 66-year-old leader was taken to the AIIMS on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness. Since August 10, AIIMS has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley’s health condition.According to reports, Jaitley is on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) support. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is consistently monitoring his condition.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, “Doctors at AIIMS are doing the best they can.” The lawyer-turned-politician had been an important part in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet in the BJP government’s first term. He held the finance and defence portfolios, and often acted as the chief troubleshooter of the government. However, Jaitley did not contest the Lok Sabha 2019 election presumably because of his ill-health.It is said that Jaitley’s health condition deteriorated after he underwent a kidney transplant on May 14 last year.last_img read more

Baltimore Public Schools Budget Fight Looms

first_imgBy Deborah Bailey, Special to the AFROThe battle for Baltimore City Public Schools System (BCPSS) is expected to heat up as the 2018-2019 FY budgeting process enters its final phase.  Sonja Santelises, City Schools CEO, will present the estimated 1.3 billion operating budget to the School Board April 24, followed by a series of city-wide information meetings about next year’s budget starting April 25.Parents and education advocates have increasingly expressed concern over a lack of systematic parent and community involvement in procedural and policy-making processes of the City’s public schools this year.Despite concerns expressed by parent and community advocates, the BCPSS board voted to change the city’s fair student funding formula earlier this year. The Board voted to change dollar allocations to traditional public schools based on poverty levels rather than standardized test-scores.School officials said the school funding formula was revised to allot more money to high-poverty schools, but education advocates expressed concern that changes were being pushed through without the community having a voice in how the funding would be used.“Why not wait until we get more input from parents on how to best allocate those new resources?” said Marietta English, Baltimore Teachers Union President.“Why not take more time to look at all of the revenues that contribute to what could, and should, be a well-rounded Fair Student Funding Model,” English asked school board members.For months Khalilah Harris, a BCPSS parent, community advocate and founding co-chair of the Coalition of Black Leaders in Education, has also expressed concern over BPCSS’ lack of process to involve parents and community advocates.“The Coalition of Black Leaders in Education will be monitoring Baltimore City School System’s community engagement process for building a budget that supports high levels of family and community engagement and expands access to opportunity by addressing racial inequity,” Harris said regarding the group’s involvement in this year’s budget process.School officials have conceded that until the Kirwan Commission changes the state funding formula for public schools, Baltimore City Schools still are not operating with enough money.  The State appointed Kirwan Commission provided preliminary guidance for critical changes needed in K-12 education to make Maryland’s education system nationally competitive earlier this year.The Commission deferred specific fiscal recommendations until late 2018. Public policy analysts have offered that the Commission sought to ensure their fiscal recommendations were not politicized in the 2018 state election cycle. The Kirwan Commission is expected to recommend substantive expansion of the current state K-12 education funding formula. Some estimates have indicated that Maryland needs to spend at least $2.9 billion more each year on K-12 education for all students to have access to a high-quality education, with much of that figure coming from the State.The upcoming BCPSS community-budget meetings will include an overview of how BCPSS plans to allocate funding for student transportation, special education services, administrative services and other district-wide expenses.BCPSS School Board will vote on the final 2018-2019 budget at its May 8 meeting. Community budget meeting dates/locations are as follows:April 25Bentalou Recreation Center222 N. Bentalou StreetBaltimore 21223April 26The Y in Waverly900 E. 33rd StreetBaltimore 21218April 30Highlandtown Elementary/Middle School #237231 S. Eaton StreetBaltimore 21224May 1Board Forum at City Schools’ District Office200 E. North AvenueBaltimore 21202May 2Liberty Recreation Center3901 Maine AvenueBaltimore 21207May 3Arundel Elementary/Middle School2400 Round RoadBaltimore 21225last_img read more