faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week:6-year-old Pluto (A400608) is an active pooch looking for a new home. This neutered male, black and white pit bull mix enjoys exploring on walks and absolutely loves playtime, especially if it involves a new squeaky toy. There’s nothing he enjoys more than tossing a toy around before snuggling up close for some love and affection. Pluto has mastered his sit, down and stay cues, earning him a Blue Ribbon from our behavior staff and reducing his adoption fee to just $100. From his friendly smile to his loving personality, this dog has it all – except for a forever home. Will it be yours?Since Pluto has earned his Blue Ribbon, his adoption fee is just $100 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Pluto also qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so his adoption fee is only $20 for adopters age 60 and up.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A400608, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, November 14, 2016 | 5:37 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Wilma (A407773) is a 10-year-old, spayed female, silver tabby who loves laps. After her owner suddenly passed away, PHS took Wilma in while she waited to be adopted. She’s enjoying all of her interactions with staff and volunteers here but would love to live out her golden years in a new forever home. Wilma is very friendly. She meows and comes to the front of her kennel to greet you before basking in head rubs and petting. After she’s satisfied with the amount of attention she’s gotten, Wilma is happy to snuggle up next to you for a quick cat nap.The adoption fee for cats is $70, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Wilma qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee is just $20 for adopters age 60 and up.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A407773, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it
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(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A journal commentator comes to the rescue of conservatives, who get an undeserved bad rap about science.Because many science reporters take a default leftist position, it becomes a cultural myth that the Democratic party is science-friendly and the Republican party is anti-science. Take any issue that overlaps science with politics—global warming, sex and family, immigration—and you will most often find reporters arguing against positions of Republicans. This must stop, Daniel Sarewitz writes in Nature. “Science should keep out of partisan politics” his headline reads.First, some recent examples of leftist bias in the science news:Global warming: Republicans tend to be skeptical of the warmist prophecies of doom, largely because of dislike of UN “global governance,” doubts about climate models, and the deleterious effects of austere remediation efforts on free enterprise. Science Daily merely assumes the warmist position (that humans are responsible), asking, “What will it take to convince climate skeptics that the phenomenon is real?”Immigration: Republicans are all for legal immigration, but disparage the flood of illegal immigrants pouring through our borders, not out of xenophobia but the economic impact on Americans, the value of the rule of law, and concerns about national security. Science Daily announces (switching the term “illegal” to the less-judgmental “undocumented”), “Medical schools have ethical obligation to accept applications from undocumented immigrants, experts say.”Gay blood: Many conservatives would be appalled at the prospect of putting heterosexual Americans at risk of HIV through the blood supply, but Medical Xpress bows to political correctness in its headline, “US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations”—reported as if that is a good, scientific thing to do to help reduce homophobia.PC Good: Political correctness, a frequent target of conservative liberty advocates, must be nice if it “fosters creativity,” PhysOrg says. “While PC behavior is generally thought to threaten the free expression of ideas,” some academics “found that positioning such PC norms as the office standard provides a layer of safety in the workplace that fosters creativity.”Abortion OK: For half a century, conservatives have been trying to protect the unborn, but Medical Xpress rationalizes it on the grounds of a woman’s well being, saying “major complications after abortion are extremely rare,” as if that justifies taking the life of an individual with its own DNA and two parents.Energy: You can count on liberals to oppose anything that brings energy independence and economic prosperity to America, a highly-sought goal by conservatives. Nature titles its hit piece, “the fracking fallacy.”Welfare: As if hard-working Americans are not creative, Science Daily puts forward the suggestion that “Entitlement Boosts Creativity,” praising a “study” at Vanderbilt that found that students writing why they deserved “various positive outcomes” were more “creative” by some measure. Republicans value responsibility and generally deplore entitlements except for the truly needy. Even if it makes some welfare recipients creative, does that justify the billions of dollars the government doles out?This is just a sampling. Perhaps it’s the fact that liberals tend to be less religious, and more accepting of scientific “consensus” about evolution and other subjects, that leads reporters to bias their stories toward the Democrats. Let’s see what Sarewitz says about it. Nature’s subtitle for the article reads, “The Republican urge to cut funding is not necessarily anti-science, and the research community ought not to pick political sides, says Daniel Sarewitz.”Daniel’s ire was provoked by watching how American scientists responded to the Republican rout in the last election. When the AAAS chose a prominent Democrat as its new chief, he thought, “in today’s poisonous partisan atmosphere, the AAAS’s choice of Rush Holt, a physicist and political centrist just finishing a 16-year stint in Congress, looks every bit as political as the election itself.” Like an umpire, Sarewitz stepped up for the Republicans. His first line backs up what we stated earlier about the assumption Democrats are science’s reliable champions:It is standard wisdom among Democrats that Republicans are ‘anti-science’. This view will be reinforced when Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, famously sceptical about climate change, takes over the Committee on Environment and Public Works in January; when House science committee chair Lamar Smith (Texas) renews his assault on social science and the peer-review process; and when research and development spending continues to stagnate under a Republican-controlled Congress.The AAAS, which bills itself as “the world’s largest general scientific society” has positioned itself to counter these developments by anointing a leader who could take up the fight. From this perspective, the choice of Holt might seem inspired. That is certainly what commentators on the Democratic side are saying. Typical is a blog post by Joe Romm of the think tank Center for American Progress in Washington DC, who looks forward to Holt continuing “his blunt defense of both science and climate action given his new high-profile platform”.But is it smart for the AAAS to link itself explicitly to the partisan fray? The generally accepted metric of how well national science is doing is the level of government funding, and by that measure Republicans have, on the whole, supported science as much Democrats have in the past 50 years.As it goes, Sarewitz positions himself neutral about politics across the pond, but he sees some justification for the Republicans trying to limit spending. For one thing, he dismantles the assumption that more spending equals more scientific progress. He doubts that leaders of the AAAS or NSF know how to prioritize their own spending priorities, and sees some justification for Republicans wanting to put some accountability back into what they perceive is a runaway scientific establishment wasting taxpayer money on frivolous studies. His conclusion is like his headline: science should keep out of partisan politics.The political situation surrounding US science and politics is not clear-cut. The more the AAAS, and so the science community, is seen to line up behind one party, the less claim it will have to special status in informing difficult political and social decisions. Public regard for scientists remains particularly high, and for politicians, particularly low. Blurring the boundaries between these groups is not likely to redound to the benefit of politicians, but to the detriment of scientists.The essay led to a lively set of comments, many in agreement (even by liberals), but some jumping in with vitriol against conservatives, Fox News, and the religious right.Daniel Sarewitz is a breath of fresh air in a community dominated by groupthink. Some readers have questioned why we mention political positions sometimes. Here you see for yourself that a prominent journalist for Nature understands the overlap between leftist politics and the “AAAS, and so the science community”. There is no argument—statistics show it—that science professors (and most in academia) are overwhelmingly Democrats, by huge margins. Individual scientists can be Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, and as long as they are honest with their data, deliver good science. It’s the organized groups, like the AAAS and the Democratic Party, and many in the mainstream media, who are most often bosom buddies with Darwinians and big-government, one-world, science=consensus pressure groups, who see the world in either-or, us-vs-them, good-vs-evil categories. This makes sense because they are dependent, to a large extent, on government largesse (meaning, taxpayer dollars). When a Lamar Smith or Tom Coburn comes along and tries to bring a little responsibility to Big Science’s insatiable desire for taxpayer money to spend on on rabbit massages or voodoo dolls (10/29/14), and they get plastered with labels like “anti-science.” This would seem a very unscientific way to respond.Arguably, it’s the conservatives who wish to see money spent wisely, for national prestige and security, for economic growth and compassion. Radio commentator Dennis Prager has pointed out that leftists are the ones who tend to respond by emotion and see everyone in terms of group identity (one study affirms this; see 11/09/14). The truth is, if the values of responsibility, wisdom, liberty and accountability championed by conservatives became the rule at the AAAS and in the federal government, the economic boom that would ensue would create a surge in science unlike any we have seen in recent memory. The skyrocketing debt bequeathed on America by the leftist administration over the past six years is positioning the country for economic collapse from which Big Science will be unable to rescue itself or others.Accountability is good for everyone. AAAS: get some.
Share on Messenger Gretel Tippett: netball’s most polarising figure heading for World Cup Share via Email Diamonds Netball World Cup 2019 Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Reuse this content Netball Australia are set to name a new-look squad for the netball World Cup with Diamonds vice-captain Gabi Simpson and midcourt star Kim Ravaillion shock casualties. The 12-strong squad for the July tournament in England will be officially announced on Thursday morning, however it is believed to have leaked after players were told their fate by coach Lisa Alexander on Monday.The likely team includes only three players from the triumphant 2015 campaign in Caitlin Bassett, Caitlin Thwaites and Paige Hadley. NSW Swifts centre Hadley, who missed last year’s Commonwealth Games, is believed to have forced her way back in to the Australian line-up after not even being included in the training squad at the start of the year. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp She is set to join reigning Diamonds player of the year Liz Watson in the midcourt as well as recent debutantes Kelsey Browne and Jamie-Lee Price. That means no room for Tests regulars Simpson and Ravaillion. Wing defence Simpson has struggled with a groin injury this year while she hasn’t been helped by the form of her winless Queensland Firebirds. Ravaillion was part of Australia’s 2015 World Cup title and has played 60 Tests but withdrew from the team last September citing exhaustion and hasn’t found a way back amongst the hotly contested midcourt selection.Captain Caitlin Bassett will lead the shooting end, joined by Gretel Tippett and Steph Wood while Caitlin Thwaites, who has been a rock for her Melbourne Vixens, is also set for a call-up ahead of young Giant Keira Austin.In the defensive end, NSW Swifts’ Sarah Klau is believed to have edged incumbent Vixen Emily Mannix after squaring off last round in the Super Netball. Courtney Bruce, Jo Weston and April Brandley are the other selections. Star goal-keeper Bruce proved her fitness last Saturday, returning from three weeks out with an elbow injury to lead West Coast to a win over Collingwood.Likely Australian team: Caitlin Bassett (Giants), April Brandley (Magpies), Kelsey Browne (Magpies), Courtney Bruce (Fever), Paige Hadley (Swifts), Sarah Klau (Swifts), Caitlin Thwaites (Vixens), Gretel Tippett (Firebirds), Jamie-Lee Price (Giants), Liz Watson (Vixens), Jo Weston (Vixens), Steph Wood (Lightning). Share on Pinterest Support The Guardian Topics Australia sport news
zoom APM Terminals Tacoma, part of Maersk Group’s terminal operator APM Terminals, has shut down its operations on September 30, 2017 and transferred the lease to Seattle-based SSA Marine.The SSA Marine container terminal operator has formed a new joint venture with Matson Lines, called SSAT, which started operations on October 2, 2017.Matson revealed its Tacoma plans in April this year, saying that it would switch to SSA Terminals for stevedoring and terminal services at the Port of Tacoma from 2018 onward.APM Terminals said that the Tacoma lease was set to expire December 31, 2017 and the contractual language allowed the lease transfer.“We are proud of the service we have been able to provide to our customers, the Port of Tacoma and the Seaport Alliance, and the safety performance recognition consistently received by the Pacific Maritime Association,” said Wim Lagaay, Head of the USA and Europe Portfolio for APM Terminals.APM Terminals Tacoma was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and a weekly service between Tacoma and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, handling a combined 190,000 TEUs in 2016.APM Terminals’ US portfolio includes operations at APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles, APM Terminals Port Elizabeth at the Port of New York & New Jersey; APM Terminals Mobile, Alabama; and a 49% share in the South Florida Container Terminal, at the Port of Miami, Florida.
New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Commissioner Ashok Lavasa recusing himself from model code violation cases till his dissents are recorded on orders, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Saturday said members of the panel are not supposed to be “clones” of each other and divergence of views was natural.On a day Lavasa’s decision to recuse from model code of conduct complaints became public, the EC said the ‘full commission’ would meet on May 21 to discuss the issue of dissent and “related matters”. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIn an unprecedented move, Arora came out with a statement on the differences coming out in open, saying the episode was “unsavoury” and “avoidable”. When contacted, Lavasa said the issue was an “internal matter” and he would like to offer no comment. In his statement, Arora said that in the last meeting of the Commission on May 14, it was “unanimously” decided to form groups to deliberate the issues which arose in the course of conduct of Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi”Out of the 13 issues/areas which were identified, model code of conduct is one of them,” he said. “The three members of ECI are not expected to be template or clones of each other. There have been so many times in the past when there has been a vast diversion of views as it can and should be. But the same largely remained within the confines of ECI,” Arora said. He said the differences have come out in the past when a former commissioner or CEC has written a book mentioning details. The law governing poll panel’s functioning states that preference should be for a unanimous view, but provide for a majority ruling in the absence of unanimity. In a strongly-worded letter to Arora on May 4, Lavasa is learnt to have said that he is being forced to stay away from the meetings of the full commission since minority decisions are not being recorded. He is learnt to have said that his participation in the meeting is “meaningless” as his dissent remained unrecorded. He had said that his notes on the need for transparency have not been responded to so he has decided to stay away from model code related complaints. He is learnt to have written to the CEC on three occasions. The EC’s legal division had opined that dissent cannot be recorded on decisions as model code violations are not part of a quasi judicial hearing where all the three — the CEC and two fellow commissioners sign. The majority view is conveyed to the parties concerned. The dissent remains recorded in the file only and not made public. Lavasa had dissented in some of the 11 decisions EC took on complaints against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for alleged model code violations. The two were given a clean chit in all the decisions. Arora lamented that the report on Lavasa’s decision not to take part in model code related issues came at a time when the poll watchdog is gearing up for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and counting of votes.
Ranchi: Three policemen were injured in a Maoist attack in Seraikela district of Jharkhand on Monday, police said. Members of the banned Left-wing extremist group detonated landmines and then fired indiscriminately on a police bus in Hudanga village. The police personnel were on their way to the Suru irrigation project and dam when the attack took place. The injured policemen were rushed to a Jamshedpur hospital.
Bordeaux- The Parliament is worried a new law concerning the right of association, thinking it restricts civil liberties in the country. During a press conference on Monday, Antonio Panzeri, head of a European Parliament delegation from the European Parliament called on Algeria to take further measures to improve civil liberties. “The authorities must do more to freedom of association, business associations and gender equality,” he declared, referring to a new law which, according to the opposition, limits the activities of associations. After the parliamentary elections of May 2012, a mission of 150 EU observers had criticized the election process, which was marked by “weaknesses” and “shortcomings”. Among other things, the observers had troubles accessing the National Electoral file that contains “sensitive” data, according to the Algerian authorities.“It is in the interest of Algeria that elections are free. The electoral register is a critical parameter. We want to settle this issue before the presidential election of April 2014”, he insisted. Algeria often faces accusations of fraud since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1989. During their stay, the MEPs said they discussed with representatives of civil society about trade union rights, the new law on associations and the issue of missing persons. Mr Panzeri referred in particular to the fate of thousands of persons who went missing during the civil war of the 1990s.According to official numbers, 200,000 individuals are still missing. “It is necessary that the Algerian authorities strongly commit to finding these people,” he said. The EP delegation also called for the revision of the law on associations, adopted in late 2011 by the Algerian Parliament.This law, passed in the context of political reforms by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to prevent any contagion of the Arab Spring, banned Algerian associations from forming partnerships with foreign NGOs. It strengthens the state hegemony over civil society, according to opposition and human rights activists.This warning comes only days after Algeria accused Morocco of ignoring Human Rights in the Western Sahara, an allegation the Kingdom has condemned, saying Algiers is only trying to hide domestic tensions.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar reckons tonight’s Champions League game against Napoli will be like a finalPSG head to the Stadio San Paolo needing to avoid defeat, at least, in order to maintain their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.Currently, PSG are in third place and a point adrift of Napoli with leaders Liverpool visiting Red Star Belgrade.And Neymar, who won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2015, is well aware there is no margin for error in Italy tonight.“It’s a very difficult match, it will be a final for us,” said Neymar on his YouTube.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“We know we have to win this game and we hope to have a good match to get a great result.“Again, we must approach it as if it were the last game of our lives.”Neymar has managed 12 goals and six assists in 14 appearances across all competitions for PSG this season.Meanwhile, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel refused to confirm Edinson Cavani for the Group C game.