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Cold and snowy weather is here to stay this week

first_img Google+ Previous articleKeeping dogs safe in extreme cold weatherNext articleTroopers arrest South Bend man on federal warrant, additional drug charges Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Facebook Facebook (Photo supplied/ABC 57) (Emily Kennedy/ABC 57 Meteorologist) It is a cold morning as we wake up to single digits with wind chill values below zero. Temperatures only top out in the mid-teens today. Light snow showers pick up after midday, becoming widespread overnight. The system moves out early Tuesday morning, leaving us with a fresh coating of 1-2″ of snow. A couple of flurries are possible during the day but no additional snowfall totals. Another quick round of light snow is possible on Wednesday but past that, the rest of the workweek is quiet with daytime highs hovering near 20 degrees. Another cold front moves through Saturday, bringing a round of snow showers. This will drop our daytime highs into the single digits! Overnight lows may even drop below zero (and that’s without the wind chill). Temperatures bounce back into the low 20s by Tuesday next week. Your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Center Forecast:Monday: Cloudy and cold. PM snow. High 18.Monday Night: Scattered light snow. Low 12.Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, flurries. High 22.Wednesday: Light snow possible. High 20. WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – February 8, 2021 0 185 Twitter IndianaLocalMichiganNewsWeather Pinterest Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Cold and snowy weather is here to stay this weeklast_img read more

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King Crimson Adds 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

first_imgIn celebration of their 50th anniversary, pioneering English prog-rockers King Crimson has added a batch of upcoming tour dates to their already extensive 2019 world tour.The newly added dates will see the band play a two-night run at Warsaw, Poland’s Teatr Roma on June 26th and 27th, as well as three shows at Mexico City’s Teatro Metropolitan on August 23rd 24th, and 29th, with a show at Guadalajara’s Teatro Diana in between on August 27th. King Crimson also added an additional U.S. show at Denver, CO’s Paramount Theater on September 8th. The only other dates the band announced are three performances at the Doctor Music Festival in Escalarre, Spain on the July 12th, 13th, and 14th.An exclusive presale for the shows in Mexico starts on January 24th via Ticketmaster with the code KCMX19.The 2018-2019 iteration of King Crimson features guitarist Robert Fripp as the only original member in the band, along with saxophonist Mel Collins, bassist Tony Levin, drummer Pat Mastelotto, drummer Gavin Harrison, singer Jakko Jakszyk, drummer Bill Rieflin, and drummer Jeremy Stacey. For more information on upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s official website here.King Crimson 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):10 JUN 2019 HAUS AUENSEE Leipzig12 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt13 JUN 2019 JAHRHUNDERTHALLE Frankfurt15 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart16 JUN 2019 LIEDERHALLE Stuttgart18 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London19 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London20 JUN 2019 ROYAL ALBERT HALL London26 JUN 2019 TEATR ROMA Warsaw27 JUN 2019 TEATR ROMA Warsaw29 JUN 2019 ZITADELLE Berlin04 JUL 2019 ROMISCHES THEATER AUGUSTA RAURICA Basel08 JUL 2019 ARENA DI VERONA Verona12 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare13 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare14 JUL 2019 DOCTOR MUSIC FESTIVAL Escallare10 STUPINIGI SONIC PARK Torino18 ARENA SANTA GIULIANA Perugia23 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City24 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City27 AUG 2019 TEATRO DIANA Guadalajara29 AUG 2019 TEATRO METROPOLITAN Mexico City03 SEP 2019 GREEK THEATRE Los Angeles08 SEP 2019 PARAMOUNT THEATER Denver10 SEP 2019 AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Chicago21 SEP 2019 RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL New York CityView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Sep. 26

first_imgRound Lake came alive with artistryBravo to the Malta League of Arts for the fantastic art event held in Round Lake on Sept. 14 and 15.The entire historic village came alive with a variety of art workshops, photo exhibits and art opportunities for participants of all ages and all levels of talent.The young, the old and everyone in between had an equal chance to be artistic.The local residents observed and enjoyed watching the groups of artists paint, draw, photograph or design a monotype print of the area homes. Many of these homeowners were thrilled to purchase the finished original works. The entire day was colorful with imagination and creativity, and the end result was enjoyed by everyone who came.Sponsored by the Malta League of Arts and carried out by energized volunteers, generous sponsors, extremely talents art teachers including Peter Huntoon, Kevin Kuhne, Carolyn Justice and other master artists, this third annual plein air festival in Historic Round Lake was a huge success. It must not be missed next year. For more information check out Maltaleagueofarts.org.Madeline SickoClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes In reaction to the Sept. 23 article about two young people arrested for publicly spraying swastikas, do these young people understand the meaning of the swastika symbol?Do they understand the history of that World War II time period? I am not sure they realize the magnitude of their actions.Personally, I lived through WWII with family involved in the Army, nurses who went into the death camps at the end of the war to help survivors and have many family and friends who are Jewish.Apparently, the meaning and symbolism of the swastika has changed since then.Did I miss something?Do these young people even understand the powerful historical significance of this symbol?Maybe their time would be better spent in school studying history.Mary Jean Millman ClelandCaroga Lake Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionVandals don’t know meaning of swastikalast_img read more

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John and Pat Hume ‘deeply saddened’ at passing of Ivan Cooper

first_imgFormer SDLP leader John Hume and his wife Pat have expressed their sadness today at the news that their close friend Ivan Cooper has passed away.In a statement, Pat Hume said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our dear friend Ivan Cooper.“Ivan and John walked side by side, hand in hand, in their shared desire for equality, justice and peace in Ireland. “Ivan was the embodiment of the non-violent and non-sectarian movement for change that was the campaign for civil rights.”“His commitment and courage and his desire and determination to tackle these issues never waned. Nor did his friendship and relationship with John and me.“He was a loyal friend and constant visitor to John in recent years even as both battled ill-health.“Ivan Cooper will forever hold a special place, not only, in our hearts but in the history of this island and in the continuing of the fight for civil rights and social justice.“We send our condolences to Ivan’s wife Frances, daughters Sinead and Bronagh and wider family circle.”John and Pat Hume ‘deeply saddened’ at passing of Ivan Cooper was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cambrian Explosion Louder Still

first_imgDarwin started a tradition of worrying about the Cambrian Explosion.  Over time the problem has only worsened; now we know that all the animal phyla appeared suddenly in the oldest strata containing metazoan (multi-celled) animals.  In recent decades, evolutionists had hoped that the strange Ediacaran fossils would provide the needed missing links.  In addition, some thought they had found embryos of early metazoans in the exceptionally-preserved Precambrian beds of China.  Those hopes have now been dashed, leading to moans and groans from Darwinians.New techniques have allowed a closer look at the alleged embryos.  Using a non-invasive synchrotron X-ray microscope, an international team has reported their findings in Science.1  Result: not embryos, but cysts of protists.  N. J. Butterfield, writing in the same issue of Science,2 explained the misery of disappointment:Ever since Darwin there has been a disturbing void, both paleontological and psychological, at the base of the Phanerozoic eon. If his theory of gradualistic evolution be true, then surely the pre-Phanerozoic oceans must have swarmed with living animals—despite their conspicuous absence from the early fossil record. Thus, the 1998 report of fossilized animal embryos in the early Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation of South China was met with almost palpable relief. It was indeed the fossil record that had let us down, not the textbooks, and certainly not the exciting new insights from molecular clocks. All was not as it seemed, however, and new data from Huldtgren et al. on page 1696 of this issue,1 look set to revoke the status of these most celebrated Ediacaran fossils.The main point is that these spores are not on the way to becoming animal body plans.  “Although unquestionably eukaryotic, the fossils are not metazoan, or even properly multicellular by all appearances,” Butterfield said.  The researchers tried to put a semi-happy face on their conclusion by claiming it might still represent a transition “that evolved after the last common ancestor of animals and fungi, but before the last common ancestor of living (that is, crown-group) animals”.  Here’s what Butterfield had to say about that: “In terms of progressivist storytelling, this all seems a little too good to be true,” since other microbes have a similar growth habit.  The authors even acknowledge that “the much broader distribution of this habit undermines its utility as a phylogenetic marker,” Butterfield added.Yet Butterfield struggled to maintain his equanimity in spite of the disappointment.  “Interpretation at this level is inevitably impressionistic, but to my eye there is still a case for identifying the Doushantuo fossils as embryos, albeit algal rather than animal.”  Needless to say, an alga is not anything like an animal (think trilobite with articulated limbs and complex eyes; see 12/07/2011).In the expected manner of P.R. departments, the University of Bristol put out a press release spun in progressivist storytelling, with the tried-and-true “shedding light” metaphor: “Chinese fossils shed light on the evolutionary origin of animals from single-cell ancestors.”  PhysOrg inhaled and exhaled it unprocessed, even with the triumphalist but contradictory preface:All life evolved from a single-celled universal common ancestor, and at various times in Earth history, single-celled organisms threw their lot in with each other to become larger and multicellular, resulting, for instance, in the riotous diversity of animals. However, fossil evidence of these major evolutionary transitions is extremely rare.To get to the agony of defeat, one needs to move past the cheerleading headline:Professor Philip Donoghue said: “We were very surprised by our results – we’ve been convinced for so long that these fossils represented the embryos of the earliest animals – much of what has been written about the fossils for the last ten years is flat wrong.  Our colleagues are not going to like the result.”Professor Stefan Bengtson said: “These fossils force us to rethink our ideas of how animals learned to make large bodies out of cells.”One remarkable facet of these fossils was noted in the press release: “The organisms should not have been fossilized – they were just gooey clusters of cells – but they were buried in sediments rich in phosphate that impregnated the cell walls and turned them to stone.”  What this implies that if real metazoans or their embryos were present, they could have been preserved.1. Huldtgren et al., “Fossilized Nuclei and Germination Structures Identify Ediacaran ‘Animal Embryos’ as Encysting Protists,” Science 23 December 2011:Vol. 334 no. 6063 pp. 1696-1699, doi: 10.1126/science.1209537.2. N. J. Butterfield, “Paleontology: Terminal Developments in Ediacaran Embryology,” Science 23 December 2011: Vol. 334 no. 6063 pp. 1655-1656, doi: 10.1126/science.1216125.“Progressivist storytelling.”  Nice.  That was Butterfield’s term.  You don’t have to quote us to prove that Darwinism relies on progressivist storytelling.  They know it.  They just don’t always say it.  If you removed the hopeful hype from evolutionary papers and press releases, you would be left with data that support intelligent design.Those who have watched the documentary Darwin’s Dilemma might recall that it referred to the Doushantuo fossils as embryos.  Even if that interpretation is now shown to be incorrect, it doesn’t change the argument: strata that were able to fossilize “gooey clusters of cells” should have been able to preserve transitional animals if they were present.  The point is actually strengthened by this paper.  They weren’t even embryos; they were clumps of microbes!  So not only does this increase the phylogenetic distance between Precambrian fossils and Cambrian metazoan fossils, it shows that no transitional forms appear in the ideal conditions of the Chinese Doushantuo deposits.  Score another shutout against Darwinian evolution.Butterfield spoke of a “disturbing void” among evolutionists that was in part “psychological”.  Do you have a void in your life?  Are you feeling something big is missing from your world view?  Would you like to fill that void?  Christians teach that we all have a God-shaped vacuum in our soul that only God can fill.  That’s what Christmas is about: the Creator of life on earth has communicated with us in the person of God the Son, giving us hope, meaning and purpose.  Do some research this holiday season.  A good place to explore for answers is AllAboutGod.com.(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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CAF gives SA thumbs-up for Afcon 2013

first_img8 February 2013The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given South Africa the thumbs-up for organising a successful 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.Speaking ahead of the final match on Sunday, CAF Secretary-General Hicham El Amrani had only good things to say about South Africa’s organisation of the tournament.“We are greatly satisfied with the hosting of this tournament so far and we are hoping to continue enjoying the remaining games, which include the runners-up and the final match,” El Amrani told reporters in Johannesburg on Thursday.“As CAF, we are satisfied with the progress of the tournament. We are satisfied with the infrastructure as well as the support from the South African government.”The 29th edition of the Afcon culminates up with a final match showdown between Nigeria and Burkina Faso at the National Stadium outside Soweto on Sunday.The CAF secretary-general declined to comment on claims that Issa Hayatou intended to resign soon as CAF president. Hayatou has been CAF president since 1987.Asked whether there was a chance the controversial red card given to Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitriopa by Tunisian referee Slim Jdidi during the semi-final match against Ghana could be reversed, El Amrani said CAF did not have the power to change the referee’s decision, unless the referee admitted on his official report that he had made a mistake.He said the CAF executive committee would meet on Friday to review the entire tournament, adding that Pitriopa’s red card would be tabled for discussion.Burkina Faso has lodged an official appeal to CAF to have the controversial red card rescinded.According to El Amrani, the continental football governing body has since suspended the Tunisian referee for his poor handling of the semi-final match, which Burkina Faso won 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out to reach their first ever Afcon finals.Afcon local organising committee CEO Mvuzo Mbebe urged football fans to arrive early at the stadium on Sunday so that they can witness the closing ceremony, which will start at 6:45pm.“We are appealing to all match ticket holding fans to be at the stadium at 4pm. Together with the City of Johannesburg and Passenger Rail Agency South Africa, we’ve made special transport arrangements to transport fans to the stadium,” he said.Tickets for the final match have been sold out.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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10 Questions To Start Your Week

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Here are ten questions to start your sales week with a rock solid plan. What live opportunities in your pipeline can you move forward this week? What actions will you need to take to move those opportunities forward? What commitments will you dream client need to make and what value do you have to create to gain that commitment?How much time are you going to spend prospecting for new opportunities this week? When are you going to do your prospecting work? What time are you going to block on your calendar for opportunity creation?Which of your dream clients need nurtured this week? What ideas are you going to feed your dream clients? How are they going to use those ideas? How does what you send them distinguish you as someone with valuable ideas?What commitments have you made in the past that need to be kept this week? Who do you owe a phone call? Who do you owe information? Who did you promise that you would take some action on their behalf? When are you going to keep those commitments?Who do you need to thank? Do you have prospects who you need to mail a thank you card? Do you have clients who are long overdue for a show of gratitude? Who on y our internal team, your personal, private, professional services firm do you owe lunch for delivering on all of the promises you make to your clients?Who are you going to help? Who needs your help? What are you going to do to help them? How are you going to pay forward what has been paid forward to you?What are you going to do to improve yourself? What are you going to read and study to improve your business acumen? What are you going to read to make you a well-rounded, well-read person? What are you going to do ensure you have the energy you need to generate the outcomes you need?What lessons have you learned over the past few weeks that you aren’t applying to your work? What ideas have you read or discussed but haven’t yet put into practice? What do you need to do turn that knowledge into results by taking action?What is the one outcome you need to achieve this week that will move you closer to reaching your biggest goal? Why is this goal so important to you? what is the price you will pay for not achieving this goal? What is the reward for reaching it? Have you blocked time to take the actions you need to get that outcome?Who do you have to be? Who do you have to be to achieve everything you want to achieve this week?last_img read more

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Muzaffarpur shelter case: CBI digs graves

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has started excavation at a graveyard in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur on suspicion that bodies of some of the minor girl inmates of a shelter home, who were sexually assaulted and killed, were buried there.The excavation has been initiated following interrogation of suspects.“We have found skeletal remains, which will be examined forensically to determine the identities,” said a CBI official. Girls reported missingSome of the girl inmates were earlier reported missing from the shelter home. Last month, the CBI arrested the State government’s Social Welfare Department Assistant Director Rosy Rani, besides three staff members of main accused Brajesh Thakur.In all, 20 bank accounts of the main accused were frozen and orders issued, preventing the accomplices from selling any property linked to the shelter home.last_img read more

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With RGIIIs Benching Its Clear Black QBs Do Not

Robert Griffin III headed to Redskins’ bench.Black quarterbacks do not survive in Chocolate City.One by one, they fade away, like mist, and always under circumstances that make you go, “Hmmm.”Doug Williams led the Washington Redskins to the 1988 Super Bowl championship, the first Black quarterback to achieve the milestone. He also won the MVP, throwing four touchdown passes in the blow out over Denver.He was a hero, a champion and history-maker. And guess what: four games into the next season, he was benched in favor of Mark Rypien and never played in D.C. again.This is worth noting today because of the news that Robert Griffin III has been sidelined by Redskins coach Jay Gruden, who has yet to impress in any way.Williams works in the Redskins’ front office and would not touch the Griffin situation. But he did tell Atlanta Black Star that playing quarterback in the NFL in general and Washington, D.C. in particular is a far more daunting proposition than most can fathom.“Yeah, it’s tough to play quarterback here,” Williams told ABS. “The fans are demanding. Expectations are high. But quarterbacks are under great scrutiny everywhere you go. It’s the key position.“But people have no idea how difficult it is to play quarterback in the NFL. And it’s more difficult to play today. There are more specialized players. The athletes are better than when I played it. The schemes have changed dramatically.”And RGIII?“Sitting in my position, within the organization, it’s not my place to talk about Robert. I just can’t.”So, I will. Griffin has been far from the QB that showed remarkable poise and accuracy in his rookie year. He also was devastating running the ball. But injuries broke him down and a ridiculously sorry offensive line has doomed him.It has been too easy for critics to point to Griffin’s ills while ignoring that he man seldom has time to read coverages and check off to another option. And coaches seldom move to the pocket to give him run options, stem the rush and create passing lanes.Still, he is a flawed quarterback who needs to improve his footwork and other aspects, with immense talent. Should he be benched? Not for Colt McCoy, who was a first-round draft pick that no one realized was still in the league until Kirk Cousins—the other quarterback who was supposed to be better than Griffin—stunk up the joint a few weeks ago while Griffin recovered from an ankle injury.And herein lies the curiosity about Black quarterbacks’ lack of staying power in Washington.When Williams was benched, all of Black D.C. was incense and confused. Several months earlier he was on a float in a parade celebrating Super Bowl XXII’s title. And then he was unceremoniously gone. Poof. No loyalty to the QB that led the team to the summit.Years later, along came Jason Campbell in 2005. The Redskins selected him in the first round out of Auburn, the 25th pick. He was 6-foot-5 with all the tools that would make him a star.He had the longest stay with the Redskins. Campbell did not play as a rookie, but he started from 2006-2009.He was saddled with Jim Zorn as coach. Zorn went in to interview for the offensive coordinator position and came out as head coach. Seriously. He was miserable at the job. Despite Zorn, Campbell   threw for 6,863 yards with 33 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his final two seasons—and then he was gone.Enter Donovan McNabb, the veteran who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl and multiple NFC Championship games. Black fans, overall, were disappointed to see Campbell go, but it was cushioned by the arrival of McNabb in 2010.McNabb was ordinary in his one year in D.C., but he was insulted in a way few quarterbacks have been: He was benched at the end of a tight game in favor of Rex Grossman. Coach Mike Shanahan made it worse by offering that McNabb was not “in shape” to run the two-minute drill. It was pure baloney and everyone knew it.As fate would have it, Grossman was sacked and fumbled on his first play, and the Redskins lost. McNabb lasted one season.The one common in all this: owner Dan Snyder. He is a paradox. Snyder has been willing to acquire Black quarterbacks, but they do not get extended opportunities to flourish.Is that Snyder’s fault? Probably not. But for certain if he wanted Griffin to start this Sunday against Indianapolis Colts, if he wanted McNabb to stay for another season, if he wanted Campbell to fulfill his potential with the Redskins. . . it would have happened.Instead, the best quarterback on the team’s roster gets to hold a clipboard this weekend and watch an inferior player man his position. It will kill him inside.Chocolate City. . . the place where Black quarterbacks go to die. read more

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Senators Thank the Governor General for Reading of Speech from the Throne

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 21, 2017 – Nassau – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Friday, November 17, 2017 welcomed Members of the Senate to Government House in a courtesy call at which they thanked her for the Reading of the Speech from the Throne.Pictured from left: JoBeth Coleby-Davis, Dr. Jasmin Turner-Dareus, H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling and Ranard Henfield.(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)last_img