BEVERLY HILLS 90210 REUNION SERIES BH90210 STARTS FILMING IN VANCOUVER

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Beverly Hills 90210 Advertisement “Beverly Hills, 90210” can’t make a comeback without the Peach Pit!Brian Austin Green shared the first photo of the OG hangout while on the reboot set, and our inner teen is screaming with excitement!center_img Facebook “Pretty f-n nostalgic,” the star captioned the shot on Tuesday, showing off the iconic diner from the 90’s TV series.Of course, any true “90210” would know, the Peach Pit was the gathering point for the whole gang. Jason Priestley‘s character, Brandon Walsh, was an employee there throughout the series, and the diner was owned by Nat Bussichio, played by Joe E. Tata.Interestingly enough, it hasn’t been announced that Tata, 82, is scheduled to make an appearance in the reboot, which has fans wondering if B.A.G. just spilled the beans.As The Blast reported, despite some rumored drama, the original cast members including Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Gabrielle Carteris and Ian Ziering will all be back together again when the Fox reboot airs on August 7.By Whitney Vasquez ~ The Blast Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Liberal budget praised and panned

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde is calling the Liberal government’s first budget “historic.”Bellegarde has said the dollars outlined in the budget document will benefit all Canadians and for once, Indigenous peoples too.But with about $3 billion of the $8.4 billion set aside for Indigenous peoples and communities back-ended to flow the end of the five-year cycle, some are saying maybe this budget isn’t what it appears to be on the surface.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img read more

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Case accusing Trump of profiting from his office moves ahead

first_imgWASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved the legal discovery schedule in an order Monday. Such information would likely provide the first clear picture of the finances of Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel.Trump’s Justice Department lawyers filed a notice to the court Friday that appeared to challenge the Maryland judge’s decision to allow the case to move forward. The president’s notice that he may seek a writ of mandamus — to have the appeal heard by a higher court — is considered an “extraordinary remedy” that’s hard to prove and partly rests on showing Messitte’s decisions to be clearly wrong.The Justice Department declined to comment.“We’ve got the discovery ready to go,” said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh. “Their objective at this point is just to keep the doors shut, they don’t want any of this information out in public and they don’t want our case to move forward. So they’re going to be obstructing as much as they can.”District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine said in a statement that the subpoenas would go out to third-party organizations and federal agencies “to gather the necessary evidence to prove that President Trump is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses — our nation’s original anti-corruption laws.”Trump has been fighting multiple lawsuits that argue foreign representatives’ spending money at the Trump International Hotel are violations of the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bans federal officials from accepting benefits from foreign or state governments without congressional approval.A clue as to what entities may receive subpoenas may can be found in preservation subpoenas filed more than a year ago with 23 Trump-related entities, including The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust, The Trump Organization, the Mar-a-Lago Club Inc. and entities related to his D.C. hotel and its management, among others.The subpoena requires the majority of documents to be preserved from Jan. 1, 2015, on an ongoing basis. The court filings cite document categories for preservation, including those from Nov. 8, 2016, onward concerning “marketing to foreign or domestic governments, including members of the diplomatic community.” Other noted categories for preservation include documents that would identify guests of the hotel and those who have rented event space, details on all finances, and “operating leases, permits, licenses, tax payments or credits to or from foreign or domestic governments.”According to the agreed-upon schedule, if there are no delays, legal discovery would conclude in early August.“The president is engaging in very serious constitutional violations every day in our view, so we’re glad to have the opportunity to bring this case to closure promptly in 2019,” said Norman Eisen, chairman of the non-profit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which is co-counsel with the two jurisdictions.___Follow Tami Abdollah on Twitter at https://twitter.com/latamsTami Abdollah, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Over 85 million are employed in Sri Lanka

The survey reveals that about 67% of the employed population works more than 40 hours per week. The estimated employed population in Sri Lanka during the third quarter of 2015 is about 8.5 million, of which about 45.5 percent are engaged in the services sector, 27.2 percent in the industries sector and 27.4 percent in agriculture sector.The highest employment share is in service sector and this is true for both male and female, while the lowest shares is in the industry sector, the Department of Census and Statistics said in a new survey. The working age for Sri Lanka is defined as age 15 years and above. Among the total working age population who are employed or unemployed during the reference week is identified as the economically active population. The estimated economically active population is about 9.0 million in the Third quarter 2015, of which 64.5 percent are males and 35.5 percent are females.The labour force is defined as the currently economically active population who are in working age. Labour force population expressed as a percentage of the working age population (age 15 years and over) is the labour force participation rate (LFPR). The survey results reveal that the overall LFPR for the 3rd quarter is 53.8 % and this is 74.7% and 35.7% for males and females respectively. The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) released the employment, unemployment and labour force statistics for the third quarter in 2015, based on a sample of about 6250 housing units enumerated during the quarter covering the whole country under the Sri Lanka Labour Force Survey. Persons, who worked at least one hour during the reference period, as paid employees, employers, own account workers or contributing family workers are said to be employed. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Are The Warriors Ruining Basketball

VIDEO: How the Cavs can push back in Game 3 Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Jun. 6, 2017), we discuss the Nashville Predators’ win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. That series is now tied 2-2. Next, the Golden State Warriors are running roughshod over the Cleveland Cavaliers, which has some complaining that the NBA’s competitive balance is out of whack. We dig into league commissioner Adam Silver’s latest remarks on the matter and discuss whether the rise of the Warriors is a good thing or a bad thing for the NBA. Plus, a significant digit on an untethered ascent of El Capitan.Check out the following links to the topics we discussed.Pekka Rinne had a great Game 4 to help the Predators even things up.FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions say that the likelihood of the Warriors winning the series is 97 percent.In an interview with ESPN’s Mike and Mike, NBA commissioner Adam Silver fought back against claims that the Warriors have disrupted the league’s competitive balance.FiveThirtyEight’s Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner teamed up to break down Steph Curry’s return to form in this year’s NBA finals.Deadspin’s Albert Burneko writes that despite last year’s Cavaliers’ comeback, a Warriors victory feels inevitable this year.Is the superteam era ruining the NBA? Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins investigates.Significant Digit: 3,300, the number of feet that Alex Honnold climbed on his route up El Capitan, the famous climbing wall inside Yosemite National Park. He did it all without a rope. Honnold has become the first free solo climber to scale the route. read more

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This sniffer dog found €40000 on a man who was then arrested

first_imgA POLISH NATIONAL was arrested after he was found with nearly €40,000 in cash at Rosslare Europort yesterday.The man in his 30s was stopped and searched after he disembarked a French ferry yesterday afternoon.Revenue’s sniffer dog, Alfie, gave an indication and the cash was discovered on him and in his luggage. The cash was seized in accordance with the proceeds of crime legislation. In Gorey District Court later yesterday, officers were granted a three-month detention order by a judge in respect of the cash, in order to carry out further investigations.last_img read more

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Pacifique tropical 12 des espèces menacées dextinction

first_imgPacifique tropical : 12% des espèces menacées d’extinctionUne première étude de l’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) sur les espèces marines de la région tropicale de l’est du Pacifique vient d’être publiée. 12% des espèces marines de cette zone seraient en danger d’extinction, selon le rapport.L’Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN) a publié sa première étude sur les espèces marines, animales et végétales de la région tropicale de l’est du Pacifique. Les résultats de cette étude sont sans appel : 12% des espèces marines y seraient menacées de disparition comme le totoaba et le bar géant, l’entrée du golfe de Californie, les côtes du Panama et du Costa Rica présentant le plus de risques.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Ces dernières années, au moins 20 espèces marines et 133 groupes locaux d’espèces marines ont disparu dans cette zone comme le poisson-demoiselle des îles Galapagos, expliquent les auteurs. “Sauver des espèces menacées est la chose la plus importante que nous puissions faire pour protéger la santé de l’océan, dont dépendent des millions de personnes”, a expliqué Scott Henderson, directeur régional de la conservation marine à l’UICN et co-auteur de l’étude. Pour cela, il s’agit maintenant de créer une zone protégée autour de l’atoll de Clipperton dans l’est de l’océan Pacifique, de protéger les mangroves sur le long des côtes du Costa Rica et du Panama et de déterminer les espèces les plus touchées par la surpêche afin de remédier à l’épuisement des stocks, d’après l’UICN. Le 25 février 2012 à 16:09 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Wilmingtons Breakfast With Santa Set For December 2

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On Sunday, December 2, 2018, the Wilmington Sons of Italy will hold “Breakfast with Santa” at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).Two sittings are available – 8:30am to 10am and 10:30am to noon.  Tickets can be purchased for an $8 donation. Children 3 and under are free.The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, waffles, hash brown patties, bacon, sausage, muffins, juice, milk and coffee.Call Michele at 978-658-8284 for tickets.  Tickets must be purchased on or before November 26, 2018. No tickets will be sold at the door.(NOTE: The above information is from an online poster shared by the organizer.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Breakfast With Santa Set For December 3In “Community”Wilmington’s Annual Easter Bunny Breakfast Set For March 25In “Community”Wilmington Sons Of Italy Announces Golf Tournament For September 27In “Community”last_img read more

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BSF shoots Bangladeshi to death

first_imgkustiaA Bangladeshi national was allegedly shot to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Daulatpur border of Kushtia early Monday, reports UNB.The deceased was identified as Bulbul Hossian, 24, a resident of Jamalpur village in Daulatpur upazila.Sources at Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said a patrol team of BSF of Nasirapara camp in Nadia district of India opened fire at 7-8 people while they were allegedly entering Bangladesh through the border around 2:00am.Later, police recovered the bullet-hit body from Mathurapur Bazar in the upazila.Nayek Subedar Abdur Razzak, commanding officer of Jamalpur camp under BGB battalion-47, said they had heard that a Bangladeshi national sustained bullet injury by BSF men’s firing in the Indian territory but they could not trace the victim.last_img read more

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Houston Is Trying To Improve Its Standing As An Innovation Hub

first_img Share 00:00 /03:49 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 13Flotek Industries, a Houston-based, global supplier of products and services to the energy industry, recently opened a brand-new innovation center in northwest Houston.Visitors to the 50,000 square-foot facility enter through a room with a faux-orange grove, complete with the sound of birds and crickets.“And that’s because we focus on using orange oil components, a material called a limonene,” Trudy Boudreaux, a vice president at Flotek explained. She said limonene has unique properties that can be used in the oil and gas industries.“We take it then in our research lab and you see scientists down here doing active research for being able to see different applications.”Flotek’s innovation center opens at a time when more civic and industry leaders are recognizing that Houston has an innovation problem.“In our opinion, you need four things for an innovation hub to happen,” said Ramanan Krishnamoorti, interim vice president for research and technology transfer at the University of Houston.One of those four things is talent, he said, and Houston has plenty of that.“Whether you look at the University of Houston, Rice, the Medical Center and beyond. These are the basis for why you would have the right talent in this city.”He said the second part is the ability to connect the talent to academia and industry; and Houston’s oil and gas, medical and aerospace industries play an important role in that.And the third thing is resources – incubators and innovation centers like the one Flotek just opened. Krishnamoorti said Houston has those too.But what’s missing is money, called venture capital.“Unlike almost any of the other large metropolitan areas, large urban areas, which have got a culture of creating angel investors and venture capitalists,” he said, “Houston almost has virtually none of those types of activities where you can get angel or venture capital funds that can be directed towards innovation.”That could change if there were more of an innovation mindset in this city. And it looks like that is starting to happen.Consulting services firm Accenture chose Houston to launch the first of 10 new innovation hubs nationwide.At its opening last week, leaders from city government and the Greater Houston Partnership discussed how to move Houston up in the innovation ranking.The economic development organization created an innovation roundtable last summer.Jon Nordby, VP of talent and innovation at GHP, said there’s plenty of innovation happening inside Houston’s big three industries – oil and gas, medical and aerospace. But this happens in silos.“Their concern with the startup ecosystem that was not necessarily, ‘we want to get more innovation into our companies,’” he said. “But it’s more understanding that if this draws in the right kind of talent, it draws in opportunities to create wealth, to commercialize technology that in some way have an effect on their organizations as well.”The Partnership approached Accenture to study Houston’s startup culture and develop a strategic plan to improve it.Brian Richards, innovation lead for Accenture in Houston, said cities known for innovation are generally proactive about it.“And so for me, for Houston, what that says is, it’s not the kind of thing where we just write it off and say, innovation is Austin, innovation is Silicon Valley, just let them have it,” he said. “We can win in this.”The city of Houston is also involved in the proactive effort.At-large council member Amanda Edwards last year submitted an amendment to the city budget creating a taskforce for innovation and technology, which she now leads.She said they are looking into what the city can do, including promoting tech and innovation during trade missions, removing possible regulatory roadblocks and creating incentives for collaboration.“Could or should there be a district, for example, where a lot of this culture, what people in terms of the talent pool would be looking for, would exist,” Edwards said.The taskforce expects to present its recommendations to the mayor in the next few months.last_img read more

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UTTT Poll Most Texas Voters Say Confederate Memorials Shouldnt Move

first_img Share Democrats (61 percent) were more familiar with the court rulings than Republicans (50 percent) and were far more likely to believe the system discriminates (73 percent) than Republicans are (10 percent).Hispanic voters split 40 percent to 38 percent on whether the election laws discriminated on the basis of race. Black voters (63 percent) were more likely than white voters (32 percent) to believe that it does.The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 6 to Oct. 15 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100 percent because of rounding. Bathrooms and transgender TexansA little more than half of Texas voters put little importance on efforts to restrict access to public restrooms for transgender people, while 43 percent said that legislation is “very” or “somewhat” important.“Bathrooms has kind of fallen off the radar,” Henson said. “If you can get this on the agenda, you can activate some Republicans and conservatives on this.”The counterpunch from establishment Republicans has been to try to change the focus to economic development, he said. “This is why the desire of the speaker and other longtime members of the Republican coalition to talk about economic development is about the agenda, but also by extension, about what the central issues are going to be moving forward,” Henson said.  Few groups were particularly fired up about the issue: 46 percent of Republicans ranked it important, along with 40 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Tea Party Republicans. That’s a marked change from the June survey done at the end of the Texas Legislature’s regular session, where the “bathroom bill” was a major point of contention. In that earlier survey, 57 percent of Republicans, 35 percent of Democrats, and 70 percent of Tea Party Republicans deemed the issue important.“This is not a durable attitude being driven from bottom to top — it’s being driving from top to bottom,” said Josh Blank, manager of polling research at the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin. He said the polling shows voter opinions on the importance of bathrooms fluctuates “when certain officials are talking about it.”That dynamic could determine how important the bathroom debate will be in next year’s elections.“I think this issue is utterly contingent upon elite actions; if they insist on keeping it in the limelight, it will be a serious — though perhaps secondary — issue, but it will fall off the map if elites move on,” Shaw said.  Discrimination and the courtsA slight majority of Texas voters said they were aware of recent court rulings finding discrimination in Texas elections, but a plurality believe the Texas election system does not discriminate against racial and ethnic minorities. Texas TribuneMost Texas voters don’t want to remove Confederate memorials or put them in museums, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.Many of those who would leave the monuments in place said they should “remain where they are with historical context provided,” but a greater number would leave the memorials in place unchanged.The partisan and racial divides within those responses were stark. Only 9 percent of Republicans would remove or relocate Confederate memorials, while 75 percent of Democrats would do so. A majority of Republicans would leave the monuments unchanged; a majority of Democrats would move them to museums. And while 60 percent of black voters would remove or relocate those symbols, 64 percent of white voters and 53 percent of Hispanic voters would leave them in place.“Very few people want the monuments removed or destroyed,” said Daron Shaw, a government professor at the University of Texas at Austin and co-director of the poll. “Republicans tend to think they ought to be left as they are,” he said. “This strikes me as a reaction, at least in part, against being told what to do by the news media or by Democratic or liberal elites. In other words, opinion on the right against monument removal is partly a function of genuine support for the existence and purpose of the monuments and partly a function of resistance to what they view as overly intrusive political correctness.”   GunsTexans are divided when asked if the United States would be safer if more people carried guns. As with many issues, the answers revealed a big divide between conservatives and liberals.A convincing majority of Republicans said the country would be safer with more people packing weapons. An even larger majority of Democrats said the opposite — that more people with guns would make the United States less safe.More than half of the registered voters surveyed said gun control laws should be stricter. Only 13 percent said the laws should be less strict than they are now, and 31 percent would prefer to leave current gun laws unchanged. Most Democrats (86 percent) would toughen current laws. Most Republicans (51 percent) would leave them as they are now. Half of Tea Party Republicans would leave the laws in place, while 38 percent would make them less strict; among non-Tea Party Republicans, 35 percent would toughen current law. Black (74 percent) and Hispanic (61 percent) voters would prefer stricter gun control laws, while only 43 percent of white voters agreed with them.The primary cause for mass shootings in the United States in recent years is “failure of the mental health system to identify dangerous individuals,” closely followed by current gun laws, the respondents said. Voters also blamed various forms of media —“spread of extremist points of view on the internet” and “media attention given to perpetrators of mass shootings.”“This illustrates why talking about mental health has become a good diversionary issue for conservatives,” said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin. Both conservatives and liberals agree there are mental health problems, even though they disagree on gun issues. “What we’ve seen in the past was a cycle of an immediate response that involves talking about gun laws, and then a counter-response that used to be primarily a Second Amendment fight — but more recently has involved this mental health element.”last_img read more

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AdamTots Presents Howls Moving Apartment

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IPCC Report We Need Massive Change to Avoid Climate Hell

first_img“There will be some pressure from some corners to increasingly look at options like solar geoengineering,” says Pasztor. “That’s a fact of life. That doesn’t mean necessarily that we will have to use solar geoengineering, but if you want to prudently manage global climate risk, then it’s fair to say that one needs to look at all the options.”Geoengineering, though, comes with a slew of potential problems. You might spray foam on the ocean surface to reflect light back into space, but that could also change the weather. And the issue with such solar radiation management, or SRM, is that even in the best case, it doesn’t address the underlying problem. “Once emitted, CO2 stays in the atmosphere for millennia,” says Seneviratne. “Any approach related to SRM only mitigates some of the symptoms of climate change, but not its root cause, which is the elevated CO2 concentrations.” That means issues like ocean acidification, which is inflicting wide-ranging harm on marine life, would remain unaddressed.Again, we aren’t going to geoengineer our way out of this mess—cutting emissions is our number one priority. But as this new report makes abundantly clear, the disease we’ve unleashed on this planet is only getting worse, and we aren’t doing nearly enough to find the cure.More Great WIRED StoriesBitTorrent’s creator wants to build a better BitcoinA brain-eating amoeba just claimed another victimMeet the YouTube King of useless machinesInside the Black Mirror world of polygraph job screeningsYour TV sounds awful. Upgrade with a soundbarLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Which, according to this new report, would be far more ruinous. At 2 degrees, 10 million more people will be at risk of rising seas than at 1.5 degrees. That extra half a degree also means significantly larger populations will be exposed to water shortages. You’re looking at an ever greater loss of biodiversity, worsening storms, ever more people thrust into poverty, and relentlessly shrinking yields for essential crops like rice and maize and wheat. Still, the outlook is grim. The technological and social change the world needs dwarfs anything that’s come before in history. “It’s not a happy report,” says Thanu Yakupitiyage, spokesperson for the climate advocacy group 350.org. “They’re reporting on the real needs of the now. We are in the middle of the climate crisis.”“At the end of the day, what we’re talking about is millions of lives at stake,” Yakupitiyage adds. “We’re already seeing the ways in which people are impacted by heat waves, by rising sea levels, by wildfires, by hurricanes.”The Paris Agreement is a remarkable act of international cooperation to address climate change and these consequences of it, but the pledges made by individual nations are not enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, this report argues. It also makes clear that it’s not enough to promise that we’ll put more electric cars on the road, or mothball our coal energy plants, or that we’ll invest in more solar farms. Hitting that target will demand a massive rethinking of global energy consumption within a decade. On Sunday night, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dropped an urgent report on the state of global warming. Simply put: The laws of the physical universe say that we can keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the optimistic goal set out in the Paris Agreement, but we’re quickly running out of time. As in, we may reach that 1.5 in as little as a dozen years at the rate we’re spewing emissions. And the consequences will be disastrous.To correct course and avoid 1.5 C, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, we’ll need to cut emissions by half before 2030, and go carbon-neutral by 2050, the report says. That gives us three decades to transform our energy production into something unrecognizable, with renewable energy galore combined with carbon capture techniques like the bolstering of forests, and maybe even sucking the stuff out of the atmosphere and trapping it underground. We’ll have to change our behavior as individuals, too. Meaning, we’re looking at unprecedented change, what is essentially the restructuring of civilization.“The report has sent a very clear message that if we don’t act now and have substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions over the next decade, we are really making it very challenging to impossible to keep warming below 1.5 degrees,” said the IPCC’s Jim Skea at a press conference announcing the report, a massive survey by almost 100 authors (and 1,000 reviewers) citing 6,000 studies.The 2015 Paris Agreement included the 1.5 goal at the urging of island nations, which rising seas are threatening to drown. The less ambitious—though still very daunting—goal is 2 degrees.center_img Basically, a difference of just half a degree may not seem like much when you’re choosing what to wear for the day, but it’s going to make climate change far, far worse, a point this report drives home in exhaustive detail. “It shows that half a degree of global warming does matter and that limiting it to 1.5°C instead of 2°C would avoid several impacts, including increases in heatwaves and hot extremes in most inhabited regions, heavy precipitation in several regions, and droughts in some regions,” says Sonia Seneviratne, a climate change scientist at ETH Zurich. Plus, limiting warming would avoid certain irreversible changes related to sea level rise and the destruction of coral reefs.“Even more importantly,” Seneviratne adds, “it shows that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is still physically possible and could be in principle achieved, although it requires rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” A bit of borderline rosy news here: While the world at large may be struggling to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement, cities have been leading the way in cutting emissions, competing with each other to deploy technologies like electric cars on massive scales, but also sharing knowledge of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fighting climate change. Consider that in 2016 alone, Los Angeles cut its emissions by 11 percent, the equivalent of yanking 700,000 cars off the road. All the while, its economy actually grew.The IPCC report could be coming at a particularly convenient time. In December, leaders will gather in Poland for COP24, known more formally as the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. And let’s just say they won’t not be talking about this new report.Janos Pasztor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative and former UN assistant secretary-general for climate change, predicts that meeting “will be a significant next step to see what governments actually say in the context of the climate negotiations about this report.”The starkness of the report may also spark talk of more elaborate strategies for fighting climate change than cutting emissions. Scientists are also toying with the notion of geoengineering. This could entail carbon capture techniques or solar geoengineering to bounce the sun’s radiation back into space by spraying aerosols in the atmosphere or by brightening clouds.last_img read more

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What is trans fat A look at different kinds of fats

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The vital role family plays in society New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   SATURATED FAT: These fats are often derived from animals and generally take a more solid form. They raise “bad” cholesterol and can contribute to heart disease. Common sources include high-fat cheeses, high-fat cuts of meat, whole-fat milk and cream, butter, ice cream and palm and coconut oils. The government recommends that saturated fats make up less than 10 percent of daily calories.TRANS FAT: These are the worst fats, and the FDA is forcing food companies to phase them out. They are made when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, usually to create a certain consistency or increase shelf life, and they are also called partially hydrogenated oils. Many of them have already been phased out, but foods that are more likely to contain trans fats are fried items, microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, cakes, cookies, pie crusts, stick margarine, ready-to-use frosting and coffee creamers. There are also some naturally occurring trans fats from meat and dairy sources, but the artificial types make up most of what is in the food supply.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober WASHINGTON (AP) — The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.UNSATURATED FAT: These are the good fats, and doctors say they should be the majority of the fat that people eat. For cooking, they usually come in the form of liquid oils, not solid fats. Unsaturated fats are listed on food packages as polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated include soybean oil, corn oil and some fish; monounsaturated fats include olive oil, avocado and many nuts.center_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Sponsored Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

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MERSCORP Holdings Debuts MERS eNote Solutions Powered by eOriginal

first_img MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. and eOriginal, Inc. has launched a new solution offering that will enable originators to accelerate entry into the digital mortgage ecosystem. MERS eNote Solutions, part of the MERS eSuite, will enable the creation, execution, registration, and management of the electronic promissory note, or eNote, to mortgage originators across the industry.“MERSCORP Holdings is proud to provide technology-based solutions that add value to our members’ bottom line,” said Brendon Weiss, MERSCORP Holdings COO. “Our members identified several gaps that need to be addressed to increase eNote adoption, and this new solution fills a significant need for originators seeking to leverage existing vendor relationships.”MERSCORP Holdings, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is the owner and operator of the MERS eRegistry, the national mortgage registry and legal system of record for identifying the controller (holder) and location (custodian) of the authoritative copy of registered eNotes. Interest in the production of eNotes continues to grow as consumers and lenders recognize the value of moving toward a more streamlined, electronic process. With more than 5,000-member organizations, MERSCORP Holdings is central to the growth of digital mortgages, and the new service provides a turn-key solution to those members who are driving toward a paperless process.“This solution will enable thousands of originators to realize the benefits of a digitally executed promissory note at the closing table. The eNote is the most important document of a digital closing because it is critical for the funding of electronic mortgages by investors,” said eOriginal SVP and General Manager of Digital Mortgage, Simon Moir. “MERSCORP Holdings, as the operator of the MERS eRegistry, has been instrumental to the advancement of digital mortgage. We are proud to have eOriginal’s technology power the MERS eNote Solutions.”An industry pioneer and recently named to HousingWire’s 2018 HW TECH100, eOriginal delivers a fully digital mortgage and supports every type of digital closing strategy. By creating a “digital original,” eOriginal guarantees trusted transactions of digital financial assets. Major financial institutions, leading law firms and credit ratings agencies have validated and rely on eOriginal as a trusted partner with the greatest depth of digital transaction management expertise to navigate and advise on industry best practices.MERSCORP Holdings has been a trusted service provider to the mortgage industry for 21 years. To learn more about MERS eNote Solutions, click here. Share April 4, 2018 715 Views Company News e-notes eOriginal MERS eNote Solutions MERSCORP Holdings 2018-04-04 David Whartoncenter_img in Data, Headlines, journal, News, Technology MERSCORP Holdings Debuts MERS eNote Solutions, Powered by eOriginallast_img read more

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House Committee Assignments

first_img Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter today announced committee assignments for the House of Representatives for the 2015-2016 legislative term.“Finding the right mix of legislator interests, expertise and 110 complicated schedules is never easy, but it is incredibly important.  These committees give Michigan residents a voice to inform us of how proposed legislation would affect their lives, and they give representatives an opportunity to use their personal experiences to shape state policy.  Now our charge is to take these assignments and get to work shaping the policies that will guide Michigan’s comeback for years to come.”The committees and member assignments for the 2015-2016 legislative term can be found attached to this post.Committee AssignmentsAppropriations Subcommittees 15Jan House Committee Assignments Categories: Newslast_img read more

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Rep Griffin House approve local recreational projects

first_img Development, land acquisitions now go to GovernorState Rep. Beth Griffin today voted in favor of Natural Resources Trust Fund projects involving recreational developments and land acquisition to highlight the natural beauty of Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties.Griffin, of Mattawan, said she is looking forward to the four projects planned in the communities she represents so families can enjoy the natural resources the area has to offer. The projects, involving Trust Fund money and matching local funds, are:14th Avenue Parcel Acquisition. Acquisition of 39.5 acres along 14th Avenue for the development of a recreation park that will include soccer and other ball fields, parking and restroom facilities to serve recreation demand in the region. Cost of the project, which involves Trust Fund money and local matching funds, is $400,000.A $140,000 project to undertake the second phase of the plan associated with the Pilgrim Haven Natural Preserve. Pilgrim Haven encompasses 27 acres of woods, dune grass prairies and 800 feet of shoreline along Lake Michigan. The improvements will focus on accessibility (from both land and water) and security improvements.Development to improve interpretation of the Heritage Rail-Trail: the Kal-Haven Trail State Park. Stretching 34 miles through a beautiful glacier-sculpted landscape in Southwest Michigan. The $46,300 development project will install interpretive signs and develop a mobile app coded to increase accessibility for the visually impaired.Markin Glen County Park improvement project involving the development of accessible restrooms, playgrounds, walkways, and parking lot additions/improvements in Markin Glen County Park. The connections to the mountain bike trail, the internal 1.5 mile paved park trail, and four miles of natural hiking trails make the $320,000 project a significant connection to the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.“I am very pleased that my colleagues voted to fund these recreational projects and land acquisitions in our communities,” Griffin said. “They will benefit residents and tourists alike, giving them even more opportunities to visit the area and enjoy the natural beauty that abounds here.”The funding is comprised of revenue from the lease of state land and is designated on an annual basis in partnership with local governments for the projects.The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The bill is Senate Bill 76. 15Jun Rep. Griffin, House approve local recreational projects Categories: Griffin Newslast_img read more

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Rep Reilly Women deserve to know the facts about abortion risks

first_img20Mar Rep. Reilly: Women deserve to know the facts about abortion risks Measure would increase transparency for complication ratesState Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, has reintroduced legislation he sponsored last term upgrading a 1999 Michigan law designed to ensure abortion injuries and deaths are tracked and reported.Reilly introduced the measure after the tragic death of a young Battle Creek woman that resulted from a failed abortion in 2016.“Because Cree Erwin died at home, and not under the immediate care of a physician, no one was technically required to report her death as a complication from an abortion,” Reilly said. “This bill would update the 20-year-old abortion injury reporting law to require a medical examiner to report a death caused by abortion.”Reilly’s legislation, called the Citizen Accountability Act, would allow citizens who are aware of an abortion injury to notify health providers and the state health department that an injury report should be filed.The representative says abortion complications are highly under-reported, resulting in misinformation for those considering an abortion. In 2016, a U.S. Supreme Court case struck a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, ruling that abortion injuries are so rare that the regulations were unnecessary. Reilly maintains that abortion injuries aren’t as rare as reports show.“Given that Michigan’s reported abortion complications total only one-tenth of one percent of all abortions, it is clear that complications are grossly under-reported,” Reilly said. “No other medical procedure in existence has a complication rate that low.“Abortion procedures come with real risks to women and that reality has been hidden from sight. Regardless of one’s stance on abortion, women deserve to know the truth about these risks.”### Categories: Reilly Newslast_img read more

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East African pay TV operator Zuku TV is set to com

first_imgEast African pay TV operator Zuku TV is set to complete the migration of its services to the SES 5 satellite by the end of July.Wananchi-owned Zuku TV has been migrating its services from SES’s NSS-12 satellite to SES-5 since February. SES-5 was launched to the 5° East slot last year. Wananchi has contracted seven transponders on the satellite, including three for additional growth capacity.“The demand of Wananchi clearly shows the attractiveness of SES-5 for African broadcasters,” says Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES. “With customers like Wananchi, we are able to create a high quality and high value DTH neighborhood on SES-5, applying our core competence in the Direct-to-Home (DTH) business to an  important growth region.”“We are extremely satisfied with the performance of SES-5,” says Richard Bell, CEO, Wananchi Group. “We depend on satellite capacity and services to ensure excellent service and picture quality for our viewers and to grow our business in the market.”last_img read more

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