Fresh Floral for Someone Special

first_img Top of the News Cover Story Fresh Floral for Someone Special From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 | 2:52 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Looking for the perfect place to buy the freshest flowers for your date? Get personal with the farmers at Pasadena Certified Farmer’s Market and you’ll always know where your food and flowers came from, and who grew it for you!If you are looking for something special, Pansy Orchids offers a variety of fresh orchids in as many colors as you like, all grown in Temple City. Or grab a selection from Arriag Flowers from Riverside. There is also Myraid Flowers International from Carpentaria with their great fresh flower range and their specialty – sunflowers.Surprise someone you love with a beautiful bouquet.The Victory Park Farmer’s Market takes place every Saturday from 8:30am till 1:00 p.m. at the 2900 block of North Sierra Madre Boulevard. Call (626) 449-0179 or visit www.pasadenafarmersmarket.org for more information. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Students protest against Oxford investments

first_imgStudents rallied outside the Radcliffe Camera last Friday in a further attempt to limit university investment in fossil fuels.The rally has been accompanied by the passage of motions in 11 JCRs and MCRs. The campaign was backed by Oxford East MP Andrew Smith, and is a continuation of the protests against British Gas which took place in November of last year.Across the UK universities, UCL, Glasgow and Imperial College London were the target of student protests. Participants held marches, rallies and petition presentations, as part of Fossil Free Friday, intended to pressure authorities to alter their investment patterns.JCRs motions have noted findings by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that 60-80% of fossil fuels must be left in the ground in order to avoid “dangerous” climate change.The campaign plans to meet with the university’s Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee in 7th week. A seminar is also being held next Wednesday at St. Hilda’s where a university spokesperson will explain their stance on divestment.James Rainey, who helped organise the rally, commented, “By planning to fully exploit their reserves, fossil fuel companies are behaving in a socially irresponsible way which undermines the future of students, and hence we do not believe that the university or colleges can continue to invest their endowments with them”.He went on, “At our event on Friday we tried to raise the profile of our campaign, which is fully supported by 11 common rooms and the OUSU council. It was great that so many people turned out in spite of the miserable weather, showing how strongly students and Oxford residents feel about fossil fuel divestment”.Beth Jones, Jesus College JCR Green rep, commented, “I am pleased to see the start of progressive action to rectify the university’s current policy of investing in such damaging fuels.”She said, “There are greener investment alternatives that rallies, such as this one, draw attention to and I hope that Fossil Fuel Friday has successfully sent a message that there is a genuine desire for change among the student body.”last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Events for February 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York BRINGING HUMAN RIGHTS HOMEAmnesty International resurrects its Human Rights Concert series for the first time since 1998, attracting an unprecedented lineup including The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Cold War Kids, The Fray, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, Cake, Colbie Caillat, Madonna, Pussy Riot and many more! Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $54.50-$255. 8 p.m. February 5BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF A LEGENDCelebrate the Reggae legend’s birthday with ultra-rare footage of the Wailers’ first practice and a young Marley back home in Jamaica, singing songs and strumming his guitar way before he was famous. Jammin’! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public. 7:30 p.m. February 6STEVE EARLESolo and acoustic, the multi-Grammy Award winner will be performing songs spanning his more than 30-year career as well as raw, intimate versions of gems from his latest, The Low Highway. With Brooklynite-by-way-of-Louisville singer/songwriter Dawn Landes, who’ll be serenading numbers off her latest, Bluebird. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35, $50.8 p.m. February 8[colored_box color=”blue”]HOPS & PROPS CRAFT BEER FESTIVALEnjoy unlimited craft beer samples from more than 50 microbreweries spanning LI and the nation while admiring priceless antique planes, helicopters and even spacecraft and learning about the Island’s rich aviation history! Feast on platters from many local restaurants! Meet the brew masters! Smoke some premium cigars! Yes, yes, yes! There’ll be music, souvenir beer glasses and even a Beer Bus to get you to and fro safely! Not-to-be missed! Cradle of Aviation Museum, 51 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City.cradleofaviation.org $65 online/$75 DOS. $20 designated drivers. 7-10 p.m. February 8[/colored_box]THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTEPaul, Ringo, John and George are celebrating the eve of the 50th anniversary of their historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with this show-stopping performance at the ’Mount, mop-toppin’ through all the hits from their pivotal years, complete with costume changes. Expect pure Beatlemania unrestrained, and hopefully “Octopus’ Garden,” Blackbird,” “Rocky Raccoon” and “Long, Long, Long.” Not to be missed! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20, $25, $30, $50. 8 p.m. February 8ROSIE O’DONNELLThe multi-Emmy Award-winning TV, theater and movie star, celebrity blogger, New York Times-bestselling author and outspoken LGBT activist brings her hilarious, in-your-face brand of comedy to these special appearances, guaranteeing nonstop laughs and truly unforgettable nights! Governor’s, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.com $40-$70. February 8 & 9PENGUIN ENCOUNTERSThe Polar Vortex is a summer walk in the park for these uber-cute flightless birds! This 45-minute interactive experience allows tikes and adults to get up-close-and-personal with these fascinating creatures, meet and even pet the baby African penguins! Oh, how they swim, waddle, feed and shake those tail feathers! Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead. longislandaquarium.com $50 plus Aquarium admission. Daily: M-F 1:30 p.m., Wknds 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Daily through FebruarySATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTIESA whole lotta bumpin’ and grindin’ to celebrity DJs spinnin’ the most infectious Hip Hop, House and Rock, every Saturday night! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15 fellas/$10 ladies. 9:30 p.m. Every Saturday NightA CONVERSATION WITH NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE JODY WILLIAMSJoin the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize winner whose tireless efforts led to the international banning of landmines in an interactive discussion, wine and cheese reception and book signing of her memoir My Name Is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 advance/$15 door. 7 p.m. February 10BRANDI GLANVILLEThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will be signing copies of her new relationship guide Drinking and Dating: P.S. Social Media is Ruining Romance, which chronicles her dating misadventures and bedroom escapades in the wake of her divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com 7 p.m. February 12[colored_box color=”green”]IMAGINE: JOHN LENNONTwo hundred and forty hours of John & Yoko’s personal videos mesh together to form an intimate and moving collage of the Beatles legend’s life, accompanied afterward by a discussion. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public. 7:30 p.m. February 12[/colored_box]THE PSYCHIC SISTERSMediums Jolene Paterson and Linda West will communicate with attendees’ deceased loved ones, offering guidance and hope, with proceeds benefiting The Marcie Mazzola Foundation, whose mission is to “help better the lives of abused and at-risk children.” Spiritual guidance for a great cause? Tough to beat. YMCA Boulton Center, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50. 7:30 p.m. February 13SHPONGLETRON 3.0A sensory explosion of sound experimentation punctuated by Moroccan drums, acoustic guitars, silver flute, double bass, Turkish operatic singing, cello, backing vocals and traditional sounds, melded together and set on fire by Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen). Yeah. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $29.50, $35. 8 p.m. February 13BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’SFall in love this Valentine’s Day, not just with your main squeeze, but the classic that encapsulates the craziness and romanticism of love itself. Afterward, enjoy chocolates, champagne, wine , live music by harpist Skyla Budd, long-stem roses and a romantic photo together in the Sky Room! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $15 members/$20 public. 7:30 p.m. February 14ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 12Whether you’re devoid of a significant other to snuggle with or find public brawling romantic, this is an unforgettable Valentine’s Day Massacre matchup guaranteed to turn this special day on its heels and begging for mercy! The main event: Undefeated Chris Algieri ”The Pride of Huntington” challenges world-ranked Baltimore native Emanuel “The Tranzformer” Taylor in a grudge match broadcast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $50, $60, $100, $150, $200. 7:30 p.m. February 14THE QUEERSForget roses. Forget hand-holding, lovey-dovey smooching and PDAs. Forget love. Choose punk rock. This is an insanely rare, do-not-miss “Death to Valentine’s Day” gig for all the jaded, broken-hearted and anti-social misfit romantics whose hearts are just too damn big to find perfect matches for. Two sets, with Love Songs for the Retarded performed in its entirety. Tell Joe and Jug Head Peter Chin sent ya! Insane. With Night Birds & The Scandals. Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., Manhattan. mercuryloungenyc.com $15 per set; $25 for both. 7 & 11 p.m. February 15MARC ANTHONYThe Grammy Award-winning Latin crooner returns home. Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $65-$185. 8 p.m. February 15LET’S EAT: FOOD ON FILMTwo of the best things in life converge in a cinematic gastrointestinal smorgasbord of local dishes paired with featured food from each film, including Miso Vegetable Chowder, Veggie Sliders, Pasta Pomodoro and brownies, among others, along with a guest speaker to serve up some delectable data about the feast! Yum! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $40 advance members/$50 public/$55 DOS. 6:30 p.m. February 16MR. BEERY’S BAND BATTLE TO END CYSTIC FIBROSISTwenty five bands spanning a variety of musical genres will be rocking out all day and night to raise attention and much-needed funds to end cystic fibrosis. Now in its 18th year, this mega-music fest also features food and drink specials, prizes, gifts, and a raffle that will include BBQs, computers and a brand-new Fender electric guitar! The Band Battle is not only the perfect event to hear some of the best New York, Long Island and out-of-state bands, but also help find a cure to this unforgiving disease (Mr. Beery has raised between $7,000 and $20,000 per event toward the cause)! Come show your support and celebrate music and life! This annual must-witness event is not-to-be-missed. Mr. Beery’s, 4019 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage. mrbeerys.com $10. All day, all night, starting at noon. February 16[colored_box color=”blue”]BILL BURRThe standup funnyman, actor and host of Bill Burr’s Monday Morning Podcast will unleash his comedic fury upon all those in attendance, leaving them gasping for air while they laugh and yelp uncontrollably amid his hilarious observations on dating, sports, politics and life in general. Yes, he’s that funny. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50 & $39.50. 8 p.m. February 19[/colored_box]TAJ MAHAL TRIOThe legendary blues and roots multi-instrumentalist will be performing songs spanning his more than 45-year career creating some of the most moving and varied musical visions ever conjured. This is one of those rare shows that must be experienced to be believed. Your life and those of all who you meet in the future will be that much more enriched because of your attendance. Not an exaggeration. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $75, $80. 8 p.m. February 19RINGLING BROS. BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS LEGENDSThis brand-new show involves daring death-defying feats, unbelievable demonstrations of super-human strength and strange, mysterious creatures—such as a unicorn, Pegasus and Woolly Mammoth—along with tons of mesmerizing acrobatics, trapeze acts, choreography, elephants, saber-toothed lions, tigers, cheetahs and even gymnastic kangaroos and baby pigs! Don’t forget the clowns! Tons of fun for the whole family! Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. barclayscenter.com $30, $60, $85. 10:30 & 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. February 20 through March 2BETWEEN THE BURIED & MEHeavy metal chaotic nirvana at its loudest and finest. With Deafheaven, Intronaut and The Kindred. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $18, $20, $38. 7:30 p.m. February 21BOB WEIR & RATDOGThe former Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist and former bassist Rob Wasserman keep the legendary band’s music alive for future generations of Dead Heads, delivering a ferocious mix of classics sprinkled with covers and originals. Jerry would be proud. Phish fans, if you haven’t experienced Ratdog live you are surely missing out. So get your dance on, bro. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50 & $49.50. 7:30 p.m. February 21 & 22[colored_box color=”green”]KANYE WESTThe Yeezus Tour hits the Coliseum—Yeezianity disciples will surely follow—but will the Jesus Christ lookalike!? Only one sure way to find out! Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. nassaucoliseum.com $39.50, $74.50, $104.50, $150. 8 p.m. February 23[/colored_box]THE TOASTERSThese ska pioneers headline a mega-ska-surf-rock-punk-reggae fest guaranteed to get you up and a-skankin’! With Mrs. Skannotto, The Pandemics & The Shipwrecks. 89 North, 89 N. Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $12 GA/$22 seated. Doors 5 p.m. February 23DONOVAN: RARE CLIPS (1964-1970S)Archival TV performance footage, promotional clips and early live concerts transport viewers on the complex musical journey that is this influential Scottish Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s storied career, including “Catch the Wind,” “Colours” and “You’re Gonna Need Somebody When I’m Gone,” among many others. Guest speaker Bill Shelley will host a discussion afterward. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $10 members/$15 public. 7:30 p.m. February 25JOHN EDWARDThe acclaimed psychic medium, lecturer and author will be “Coming Home” to connect those in attendance with deceased family members, friends and loved ones. Will he be able to tell us when the Polar Vortex will return to the North Pole, for good, though? Probably not. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $100, $150, $225. 7:30 p.m. February 25THE PRINCESS BRIDEThe cult classic hits the “Big Screen” in all its gushy glory, accompanied by a delicious sampling of local craft beers from Great South Bay Brewery! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 W. Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $8. 7:30 p.m. February 26“WOMEN OF THE WORLD” ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONFeatures artwork from more than 50 Long Island artists and is being presented by Nassau Comptroller George Maragos. 1550 Franklin Ave. Mineola. Free. 6-9 p.m. February 26STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKSIndie singer/guitar god of Pavement infamy. With Disappears. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., Manhattan. boweryballroom.com $25 ADV/$30 DOS. February 26 (Music Hall of Williamsburg with Endless Boogie February 27)[colored_box color=”blue”]WAR HORSEA National Theatre Live performance complete with life-sized galloping horse puppets that have been winning over audiences worldwide, this timeless tale of a boy and his horse’s love and survival is not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org $20 members/$25 public. 2 p.m. (Also March 6 at 7 p.m.)February 27[/colored_box]MIKE BIRBIGLIAWhether you’ve laughed uncontrollably watching one of his three Comedy Central specials, listening to any of his highly praised, equally hilarious comedy albums, his New York Times-bestselling book Sleepwalk With Me & Other Painfully True Stories, during his movie of the same name, or had the good fortune of experiencing his standup comedy and theatrical routine live, you know that Birbiglia is synonymous with uproarious, side-splitting hilarity. Expect the award-winning funnyman to crank it up a notch at this gig, and your belly to hurt the next day from laughing so damn hard. Not-to-be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 7:30 p.m. February 27. Win tickets to this show! To enter, email [email protected] with the subject “Mike Birbiglia Tickets.”MIKE DELGUIDICE & BIG SHOTSince Billy’s doing a residency at MSG for the next several months and tickets are expensive and uber-hard to come by, this is the next-best thing! Hey, they’re the only BJ tribute band with members of The Kid’s band, and they’ll be playing his hits, not the obscure stuff he’s cranking out in the city! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $10 ADV/$15 DOS. 9:30 p.m. February 28JOEY KOLAThe veteran funnyman, and Bethpage Best of LI 2014 Best Comedian, will be inciting uncontrollable, “I-can’t-breathe” laughter and ear-to-ear smiles from all those in attendance that will continue long after this can’t-miss gig! Hilarious! The Brokerage, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. govs.com $22. 8 p.m. February 28GET THE LED OUTFresh off their latest Grammy win for Best Rock Album, The Almighty Led Zeppelin—Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham—hit the ‘Mount for an intimate gig showcasing the virtuosity and absolute power that has defined their career for the past 45 years! Hey, a blurb writer can dream, right!? While not the Real McCoys, these boys, known as “The American Led Zeppelin,” will tear through Zep’s unparalleled canon, and yes, they will rock. Expect “Whole Lotta Love,” “Heartbreaker,” “Stairway To Heaven,” among many more classics. Will they attempt the violin-bow madness of “Dazed And Confused”? Or the crushingly brutal sadness that haunts “Tea For One”!? As I said, a blurb-writer can sure as hell dream. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $24.50, $34.50, $50. 8 p.m. February 28BAND OF HORSESIntoxicatingly infectious indie rock darlings, all-acoustic. With Sera Cahoone. The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan. thetownhall.org $40. 8 p.m. February 28DEEPAK CHOPRAThe holistic health/New Age mega-guru and author will be sharing his alternative medicine knowledge to audience members in an intimate appearance poised to inform and inspire. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. thetheatreatwestbury.com $59.50 7:30 p.m. February 28last_img read more

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Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette County

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare Fayette County a disaster area after severe storms and flooding caused significant damage to homes and businesses on June 17.Citizens in Fayette County, as well as neighboring Pennsylvania counties Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.After the storms, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, along with local and SBA officials, conducted damage assessments within Fayette County. The governor used the damage assessment results to support his assistance request to the SBA.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA has established a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at the Uniontown Fire Department, Training Room, 84 N. Beeson Blvd., Uniontown, PA 15401. The center will be open the following dates and times:Opening:     Wednesday, July 20 at 10 a.m.Hours:         Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:         Sunday, July 24Closing:       Thursday, July 28 at 3 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf July 20, 2016 Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Chelsea made to wait for last 16 spot after thrilling draw in Valencia

first_imgAbraham was then left wincing in pain and holding his left hip as he was trampled on inside the area and eventually had to be stretchered down the tunnel after both sides had already made their way to the dressing room at half-time.Despite the loss of their key marksman, Chelsea took the lead five minutes into the second period when Pulisic kept up his fine scoring form by prodding home Kurt Zouma’s knockdown.Following a lengthy VAR check for offside, the goal was given, but Valencia were furious there was not a check for a potential foul by Zouma in the build-up.The hosts still only had themselves to blame for not getting all three points as Rodrigo chipped over with the goal gaping after Kepa scampered from his goal to clear and was caught in no man’s land.Kepa made amends 25 minutes from time with a brilliant save from Parejo’s penalty after Jorginho was harshly penalised for a foul on Jose Luis Gaya.The drama did not end there, though, as Wass’s overhit cross smashed off the far post and into the Chelsea net eight minutes from time.And Valencia should have gone onto win it as in seven minutes of stoppage time Rodrigo curled wide before somehow prodding wide from Gaya’s cross with the whole goal to aim at.Share on: WhatsApp Kepa Arrizabalaga saves Dani Parejo’s penalty. PHOTO via @ChelseaFCValencia, Spain | AFP | Daniel Wass’s late equaliser denied Chelsea a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as a profligate Valencia fought back for a 2-2 draw that maintains both sides’ chances of reaching the knockout stages.A wide open game swung the visitors’ way after Carles Soler’s opener for Valencia as Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic put Chelsea in pole position to avenge their 1-0 defeat on home soil to the Spaniards on matchday one.However, after Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved Dani Parejo’s penalty, Wass’s cross flummoxed the Spanish international to give Valencia a lifeline.Both sides are tied on eight points at the top of Group H, but could be overtaken by Ajax who travel to Lille later on Wednesday.Victory at home to Lille in two weeks’ time will ensure Frank Lampard’s men make the last 16 and they were thankful to five huge misses from the hosts to escape with a point on a night that could also prove costly as top-scorer Tammy Abraham was stretchered off at half-time.Maxi Gomez was the principal villain for Valencia as the Uruguayan twice failed to find the net with the goal at his mercy in the first half.When Valencia did finally break the deadlock there was a hint of fortune in the finish as the ball ricocheted off Soler’s legs, but had enough power to beat Kepa.Defeat would have left Lampard’s men on the brink of elimination, but they responded immediately after falling behind as Kovacic produced his first goal for the club at the perfect time with a fine low strike.The Croatian should have had a second moments later after brilliant work by Pulisic, but pulled his shot too close to Jasper Cillessen’s near post and the Dutch ‘keeper saved.last_img read more

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Girls Encouraged to Consider Roles in Government

first_imgStory and photos by Jenna O’Donnell | TINTON FALLS – On Friday, several dozen high school girls sat down and chose an issue they cared about, then stood up and argued for it in front of a hypothetical school board.One of the issues was inspired by a team member’s frustration at her local high school, where the boys’ soccer fields are far superior to the one where the girls play. The team rallied around the cause and made an argument for a literal equal playing field.“We are proposing a new field that will benefit the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams equally,” a student from the group argued. Their platform: Women for the WIN.Running and Winning was the theme of the day­ – and the name of the event – an annual workshop held at Monmouth Regional High School, during which high school girls spend a nonpartisan day hearing from women in government before breaking into groups to take on the issues themselves.“Girls don’t always see role models in government,” said Marian Wattenbarger, a member of the American Association of University Woman (AAUW) of Northern Monmouth County who co-chaired the workshop on March 17. “So this is an opportunity.” AAUW, along with The League of Women Voters of Greater Red Bank, the Junior League of Monmouth County and the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah sponsored the event, which is now in its eleventh year.“We started the day with the statistics of how poorly represented women are in government,” said Wattenbarger.That statistic shows that while more than half of the United States population is made up of women, the number of women in elected positions are far surpassed by men, particularly in New Jersey.“It does not reflect us,” said Linda Bricker, a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County and a chairperson on the steering committee for the event. “We’re just not represented the way we should be.”Workshop organizers would like to change that status quo, and they hope this event will inspire young women to take an interest in public life and politics, and give them the confidence to seek out leadership positions.Preparing their arguments for their chosen issue were (clockwise from left) Claire Hayes, 17, of Rumson Fair Haven High School; Rachel Lam, 17, of Middletown High School South; Deja Caton, 16, of Matawan Regional High School, and Shannon Ross, 17, of Ocean Township High School.During the workshop, 60 young women from ten local high schools gathered at Monmouth Regional High School to learn about how to get involved in public life from women who successfully won positions as mayors, councilwomen, county clerks, assemblywomen, state senators and more. Students spent the morning interviewing female leaders, including New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, and Janice Fuller, Chief of Staff for Congressman Frank Pallone, on what it takes to run for office, how to face their fears and overcome challenges and how to choose positions on the issues.The girls then had an opportunity to take a position of their own. Students broke up into small groups for a “Finding Your Voice” exercise during which they chose an issue to be presented to a fictional school board. After taking a position, accounting for the pros and cons of their argument and proposing changes, the teams stood up and campaigned on platforms that included “Less HW=Less Stress,” “Press for Equal Dress,” “Earth Without Art is Just Eh,” and “Less Stress Leads to Success,” among others.“The only thing in common was that the issue was coming before a school board,” said Bricker. “The idea is to pick something in your community, which is your school, decide what your issues are and how you are going to make your argument.”Girls argued, sometimes passionately, for less restrictive dress codes at their schools, more free time to pursue their dreams and personal interests, and proposed a less stressful high school experience for overworked students.One group, arguing for more focus on creativity, asked their “school board” to protect funding for the arts.“We’re asking you to put a spotlight on creativity,” one student said. “Because you can memorize all the words in the dictionary, but if you lack creativity you cannot put them together in a sentence.”For organizers, the group sessions are a key part of the day in helping students from all different backgrounds find common ground and work together on an issue. They asked participating schools to send not the girls who were already in student leadership positions, but the ones who had the potential to lead.At the annual Running and Winning workshop, high school girls were encouraged to “find their voice.”“We look for the girl who, through this type of experience, might find her voice,” Bricker said, noting that her own daughter, who participated in the workshop several years prior, left with the confidence to run for student government at her large university. “We hope this kind of a day might tap into something.”Young women finished the day with a new grasp on the possibilities that lie ahead. Claire Haynes, 16, of Rumson Fair Haven High School said she most enjoyed speaking to women leaders during the morning session.“It made me want to get involved,” Haynes said, of the experience. “And It taught me a lot about local government. I didn’t know too much about it before.”This article was first published in the March 23-30, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Turning an Unevolved Horseshoe Crab Into a Darwin Showpiece

first_imgHorseshoe crabs are survivors by anyone’s measure; they have carried on their lives virtually unchanged, according to the standard evolutionary timeline, for 450 million years.  This not only points to incredible stasis against alleged forces of evolution; it also means they have survived at least three global extinctions that evolutionary biologists and geologists say wiped out most other species.  Not only that, the world has changed drastically since they allegedly evolved from who-knows-what arthropod ancestors – perhaps trilobites, that appeared in the Cambrian Explosion without ancestors.  But the numerous, successful trilobites did not survive the global extinctions.  Given these contradictory facts, how can the horseshoe crab possibly be an exhibit for evolution?  A recent article shows how.Horseshoe crabs are not crabs; they are arthropods, similar in some ways to scorpions.  The UK Natural History Museum gave facts and fancies about these amazing, complex animals on the verge of a BBC News special TV program about them:The Great Dying wiped out most of the Earth’s species.  Some scientists have estimated 96% of marine species, 70% of terrestrial vertebrates and 57% of insect families became extinct. But the strange-looking horseshoe crab, with its armoured shell and long rigid pointed tail, lived on… These animals have survived 3 of Earth’s extinctions that wiped out most other species.If humans learned their secrets, maybe they could do better on the Survivor reality shows.  What are their secrets?  Fossil expert Richard Fortey lists some possibilities in the article: (1) being able to eat almost anything, (2) getting by with less oxygen, (3) salt tolerance, and (4) having a kind of blood that shields against bacteria.  If those traits are so evolutionarily successful in one of the earliest animals, it’s a wonder every other animal didn’t mimic them.  Presumably the trilobites had these traits, but they went extinct anyway.At the end of the article comes the evolutionary exhibit.  Richard Fortey does his best to explain why an unevolved creature is really evidence for evolution:Evolution not only brings about ‘improvements’ in body shapes and design that help a species adapt better to its surroundings. It also allows some species to remain basically the same.“These creatures tell us that evolution does not move inevitably forwards towards new morphology and new designs,” comments Fortey.“Evidence for evolution is also found in past designs that endure to the present day. As long as the right habitat endures, then so will some of the creatures that inhabited the distant past.”The article dubs this “strange evolution.”  Indeed.  In the same article, Fortey said that the duckbill platypus has survived for 200 million years.  With flexible explanations like this, Darwin can’t lose.Articles like this are more evidence that once the level of public credulity is sufficiently reduced by accurate information about the logical tricks of evolutionists, people will laugh Darwin off the stage of history and wonder how on earth so many smart people fell for his view of the world.Let’s review what we were just told.• Complex designs just popped into existence without ancestors.• These designs were not only complex, they were better at surviving than more than 90% of other animals that followed.• They endured virtually unchanged for 450 million years.• Evolution improves body designs, but it also allows them to remain basically the same.• A past design  that endures to the present day constitutes evidence for evolution.If you are sufficiently dumbfounded at these shenanigans committed in the name of science, stop taking it.  Fight back.  Demand logic.  Demand integrity.  Call a spade a spade.  This spadeful of nonsense calls for a ultrasaurus-size pooper scooper.(Visited 259 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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2019 Cab Cam | A unique kind of fieldwork in Logan County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood catches up with Skyler Foos of Integrated Ag Services as he’s out in the field doing some soil sampling in a Logan County field, near Rushsylvania. The two talk the unique equipment and the current status of Ohio farm fields in this video, sponsored by Homan Inc.“We are doing a high density soil sampling. We are out here in the field doing half acre grids,” said Foos.He also contributed some thoughts as far as fieldwork progress.“Down around where we’re from, the Urbana area, guys are getting out in the fields. I know they’ve been working a lot of ground and I even heard somebody planting some beans last week. Things are starting to come around — it’s going to get busy pretty soon.”last_img read more

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Announcing ReadWriteBiz, Our New Channel on Small-Medium Business

first_imgWe’re pleased to announce the launch of our fourth channel: ReadWriteBiz. This new subsite will be a resource and guide for small to medium businesses, so it’s targeted to an audience somewhere in between our ReadWriteStart channel (startups) and ReadWriteEnterprise (large companies). ReadWriteBiz is sponsored by Yola.com, a website builder and hosting service.We have a new writer for ReadWriteBiz, John Paul Titlow from Philadelphia, PA. Welcome John to the team!ReadWriteWeb continues to expand its content via channels, which are subsites focused on a particular niche. Expect to see more channels launched during 2010. Tags:#biz#Features Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Google and SunPower Create a $250 Million Solar Fund

first_imgGoogle Inc. and SunPower Corp. are creating a $250 million fund to finance rooftop solar systems that will be leased to homeowners.Google will contribute as much as $100 million and SunPower will chip in as much as $150 million, the companies announced. SolarPower, which already has lease arrangements with about 20,000 homeowners, said the program should be able to finance thousands of new rooftop systems.Third-party ownership of solar systems is a fast-growing segment of the market, Greentech Media reports. Homeowners who sign leases with companies such as SunPower don’t have to pay the upfront costs of an installation while reducing their utility bills.SunPower and Google will get the 30% investment tax credit and accelerated depreciation, Utilitydive.com says.SunPower said the new agreement, which was announced on April 23, was Google’s third residential rooftop solar investment and its 16th renewable energy investment overall. Taken together, the company’s $1 billion investment paid for projects with a total capacity of more than 2 gigawatts, enough to power about 500,000 homes.Utilitydive.com said that unlike solar providers SolarCity and Clean Power Finance, SunPower is a vertically integrated company that manufacturers and installs the panels and also handles of maintenance.last_img read more

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