×Emily Jabbour, Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, and John Allen, here in front of Hoboken City Hall, filed their nominating petitions Wednesday for their mayoral and council bids. Emily Jabbour, Ravi Bhalla, Jim Doyle, and John Allen, here in front of Hoboken City Hall, filed their nominating petitions Wednesday for their mayoral and council bids. HOBOKEN – Councilman Ravi Bhalla, candidate for Hoboken mayor, and his at-large slate of Councilman Jim Doyle, Emily Jabbour and John Allen filed 2,796 petition signatures with the Hoboken City Clerk this week. Bhalla filed 1,004 himself.“We engaged voters throughout the city in our petition-gathering effort, using it as an opportunity to have thousands of conversations at residents’ doors and in strategic locations,” said Bhalla in the press release.“Voters were responsive to our plans for fixing our aging infrastructure, comprehensively addressing our flooding problem, holding the line on taxes, and building on the successes of the Zimmer Administration,” he said. “Between now and election day, we will continue, and step-up our active grassroots campaigning, assisted by dedicated volunteers.”
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz India:For the first time ever, India has added more production capacity from renewable energy in a year than from conventional sources like coal.Between April 2017 and March 2018, the country added around 11,788 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy capacity. That’s more than double the 5,400 MW of capacity addition in the thermal and hydro power sectors during the same period.The numbers are in sync with the Narendra Modi government’s plan to promote renewable power, targeting capacity additions of 175,000 MW from renewable sources by 2022. Yet, new capacity in major sectors like wind and solar power has fallen short of targets. Instead, it is energy sources like small hydro, waste-to-energy, and biomass that have picked up the pace, and even surpassed the annual targets set by the government.The country’s wind power sector added around 1700 MW of capacity during the last financial year, far short of the targeted 4,000 MW. This was predominantly due to issues with the implementation of a policy change that the government introduced in 2017. The problems have since been fixed, and the sector is getting back on its feet.Meanwhile, the solar power sector just about managed to go past its annual target of 9,000 MW last year. The target was revised downward from the 15,000 MW set in 2016. This sector, too, had a rough year due to policy uncertainties and fewer government tenders for setting up solar power projects.The rooftop solar sector added around 350 MW in capacity, woefully short of the 1,000 MW target that was scaled down by the government from 5,000 MW last year.More: India Added More Energy Capacity From Renewables Than Coal Last Year An India First: More Renewable Capacity Than Coal Installed Last Year
Osgood, In. — The “Free Parking” sponsor at the Ripley County 4-H Fair today is Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Here is a list of events for Tuesday, July 24:4-H Llama & Alpaca Show at 9 a.m. in the arena4-H Gilt Show at 1 p.m. in the Swine Barn & Show Arena4-H Barrow Show at 5 p.m. in the Swine Barn & Show ArenaIndiana Blood Center Blood Drive from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office4-H Horse & Pony Contesting 6 p.m. in Building 7National Pedal Pullers & Racers on the Free Stage by Shelter #2 at 5 p.m.Vintage/Battle of the Blue Grass Tractor Pull in the Grandstands at 7 p.m.Midway opens at 6 p.m.
The “Pharaohs” have six points and the “Black Stars” only one with upstarts Uganda between them on four.Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah called up long-time campaigners like the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, and Asamoah Gyan, and also named five uncapped players.Egypt are away to Uganda Thursday in a repeat of a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group match in Gabon won 1-0 by the north Africans thanks to a last-gasp Abdallah Said goal.Said is in the squad, and so is 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, as Egypt seek a win after losing the 2017 Nations Cup final to Cameroon and a 2019 qualifier in Tunisia.South Africa accept that hopes of a fourth World Cup appearance could hinge on defeating Cape Verde twice in Group D, starting in Praia Friday.Although an often windy national stadium can help the Cape Verdean “Blue Sharks”, they have lost competitive matches there against Morocco, Libya and Uganda since last year.Burkina Faso, who lead South Africa on goal difference, are away Saturday in Dakar to Senegal, whose formidable attack boasts in-form Liverpool winger Sadio Mane.Gabon will lack 2015 African Footballer of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they host Group C pacesetters the Ivory Coast in Libreville Saturday.Asked why the Borussia Dortmund striker was missing, a Gabonese football official said: “The coach (Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho) has chosen players who were available.”Ivory Coast have four points, Gabon and Morocco two and Mali one with the Herve Renard-coached Moroccans hosting the Malians in Rabat Friday.Group A appears to be a straight fight between Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo after they defeated Guinea and Libya in previous rounds.The first top-of-the-table meeting is set for Friday in Rades and the Congolese will be handicapped by the absence of injured Everton flier Yannick Bolasie.Share on: WhatsApp Cameroon team at AFCONJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Cameroon coach Hugo Broos admits their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign is doomed if they do not take at least four points off Nigeria in back-to-back clashes.The Group B rivals meet in southeastern Nigerian city Uyo this Friday and in Cameroonian capital Yaounde three days later.Nigeria top the African “group of death” with six points after two rounds, African champions Cameroon have two and Zambia and Algeria one.“If we still want to have a chance of qualifying, we must take at least four points off Nigeria,” the Belgian told reporters.“Should we fail to achieve that target, I do not think it will be possible to qualify for Russia.”Broos is hoping for an away draw and a home victory — results that would reduce the gap between the countries to one point.The remaining two qualifying rounds are scheduled for October and November with only the five group winners in Africa securing places at the global football showcase.“My players need little or no reminding of how important the matches against Cameroon are,” said Germany-born Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.While Nigeria were fast out of the blocks late last year to defeat Zambia and Algeria, Cameroon did well to draw in Algeria only to be held at home by Zambia.Bottom-of-the-table Algeria dumped midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, a recent Galatasaray signing from West Ham United, for a must-win showdown with Zambia in Lusaka Saturday.Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria qualified for the 2010 and 2014 World Cup tournaments, but only one of the three countries can make it to Russia.Ayew celebrates at AFCON. Ghana will need similar magic in their must-win game against CongoGhana seek crucial pointsGhana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, host Congo Brazzaville in Kumasi Friday needing maximum points to have any realistic hope of overtaking Group E leaders Egypt.
Historical sites East Donegal are not getting their share of funding for tourism promotions, Donegal County Councillor Frank McBrearty has claimed.Additional funding has been sought this week to enhance landmarks in the region such as Beltany Stone Circle and St. Eunan’s Cathedral.Beltany Stone Circle, located on a hilltop in Raphoe, is an impressive Neolithic monument which is estimated to be 5,000 years old. However, local Cllr McBrearty says that tourists are struggling to find it due to a lack of signage. In his call for funding for tourism, culture and heritage, Cllr McBrearty said: “The historic nature of the area is unbelievable but we are not getting our share of the cake compared to the rest of the county.”He asked for the executive to step in an ensure the region receives the same level of support as other areas of Donegal.“Raphoe is the oldest settlement in this county, we have a heritage site in the country that is one of the oldest in Ireland and nothing is being done with it,” McBrearty told the monthly council meeting.As a result of the motion, the council has said it will work with the Heritage Office to identify funding sources to promote the specific sites. More funding sought to promote historic sites in East Donegal was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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) Tags:beltany stone circleCllr Frank McBreartyDonegal County Councileast Donegal
LAS VEGAS — The Sharks played the kind of game they wanted to for two periods Tuesday night but couldn’t make the saves they needed as the Vegas Golden Knights moved to within one win of advancing to the second round.For complete Sharks coveragefollow us on Flipboard.Goalies Martin Jones and Aaron Dell combined to make just 11 saves on 14 shots through two periods as the Sharks lost 5-0 to the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena to fall behind three-games-to-one in the best-of-7 opening round …
Science Daily printed a neat story about microtubules, complete with a 3D visualization of how the protein components are arranged. They are not just ropes or chains, but complex cylinders of precise parts. Scientists are starting to get an idea of why they continually grow and shrink within the cell. The process allows them to “explore their cellular environment to find their goals,” and is coordinated by numerous genes and protein parts. Microtubules form the cell’s superhighway (see 04/13/2005 and 12/04/2003 entries), and are also critical in cell division for winching chromosomes into the daughter cells (see 04/30/2005 entry).We like to keep pointing out research projects with no need for mentioning evolution, that fit within a design approach. The cell provides plenty of examples. Here are two more: waterwheels (12/22/2003), quality control (12/20/2003), and many, many others in the chain links on Cell Biology and Amazing Stories. Every person, from philosopher to man on the street, should ponder such things.(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The new science standards in Kansas require students to learn more about evolution, including evidence for and against it (see Discovery Institute press release). The standards specifically exclude the teaching of intelligent design theory. To some activist groups, however, this requirement is so intolerable, they want teachers to disobey it. According to Evolution News, there is a campaign of misinformation about the standards, especially from “Kansas Citizens for Science,” including calls for teachers to disregard them. In response, the Discovery Institute has launched a new website, Stand Up for Science, trying to correct the misrepresentations with fact sheets and resources. It includes a petition for citizens to join forces in supporting the new standards. According to Discovery Institute, Kansas joins four other states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Minnesota) and numerous local school boards requiring critical analysis of evolution.What will the ACLU do now? They don’t have a legal leg to stand on, since (unlike the Dover case) there is no requirement to teach any alternatives to Darwinism. This puts the Darwin Party in the untenable position of having to argue that a biological theory should be taught dogmatically. Science is supposed to be the opposite of dogmatism. Anyone who thinks evolution is not controversial among parents, students and teachers (06/29/2006) and among scientists themselves (06/14/2006, 06/09/2006) hasn’t been paying attention. When the evolution-as-fact-only crowd’s only course of action is to lie and disobey, it tells you they have no legal grounds for opposing the standards, and – most of all – no evidential case for arguing that evolution is so obvious and factual that it is beyond scrutiny and therefore must be taught as dogma. See the quote at the top right of this page.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
A classic case of co-evolution has been called into question. EurekAlert reported that a “paradigm change” is needed regarding plant-eating beetles and their angiosperm hosts. Dr. Jes�s G�mez-Zurita and collaborators in the Natural History Museum in London have challenged the view that the two groups co-evolved, diversifying rapidly in response to one another. Neither the fossil record nor molecular phylogeny support this view, they said. “Hence, the coevolution hypothesis can be rejected in this case, demonstrating a different, perhaps more sophisticated principle of speciation in such diverse groups: phytophagous chrysomelid beetles radiated on a pre-existing diverse resource.”What kind of sophistication is that? If a diverse resource pre-existed, that’s not evolution. Why wouldn’t all the beetles pick the plants they liked and stay the same, uniform and unchanging? Saying that beetles radiated on a pre-existing diverse resource provides no cause or effect; it assumes what they need to prove. Their explanation is reduced to little more than, “stuff happens.” The short article does not elaborate on the impact this “paradigm change” would have on other examples of co-evolution, but if the textbook example is flawed, what are we supposed to think the next time someone uses the term? This removes another mystical arrow from the Darwinian quiver. Now they can’t say that the plants are forcing the beetles to evolve and vice versa. At the rate that studies are eroding evolutionary paradigms, it may soon be possible to predict the date the Charlie idol topplies over. Wisdom would prescribe keeping one’s distance.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
24 October 2014South Africa’s natural beauty places it competitively among the world’s tourist hotspots, and this year, yet again, global leisure travellers have agreed on the allure the country’s bushveld holds.The Conde Nast 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards singled out a whopping seven South African game reserves and bush lodges in its Top 100 hotels and restaurants list. Every year, some 76 000 travellers vote in the awards: this year they chose, in another coup for the country, the famed Londolozi safari camp in Kruger National Park as their number one choice for away stays.The 35 000-acre Londolozi is a family-run reserve, with a long history of eco- tourism and conservation programmes. It received an almost perfect score – 98 958 – in the survey, and has played host to the country’s former president, Nelson Mandela, who said of his visit: “During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi. There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country.’Much of the ethos behind the resort’s conservation programmes is to unite South Africans and Africans to protect the country and continent’s wildlife to build the tourism economy.Along with the many programmes governments on the continent run, and through the work of other conservation entities, wildlife and natural beauty continue to be huge drawcards for tourists, ensuring a sustainable industry.So much so that South Africa’s tourism industry is growing, with traveller numbers to the country growing: in 2013, the total number of foreigners visiting the country rose to 12.1 million, up from 13.7 million in 2012.The quest for natural beauty is borne out by Conde Nast readers as well: the top 25 resorts’ offerings rest heavily on lodges, reserves and ranches.At Londolozi, this natural beauty is of coursed served up with a hefty side of luxury: the resort combines earthy fabrics and colours with the clean lines associated with modern decor, while throwing in old-school touches like gramophones and travel trunks to make it feel like a comfortable old friend. Private pools and decks, the “Big Five within reach’, elegant dining and expert-led game drives complete the luxury lodge experience.Other South African lodges or resorts on the list include Lion Sands at Sabi Sand, in 24th place, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Cederberg (41), Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve (54), &Beyond Lodges Sabi Sand (55) and Singita Kruger National Park (69).SAinfo reporterSouth African Competitiveness ForumBrand South Africa will host its second South African Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 4 and 5 November 2014 under the theme “Active citizenship and its role in changing the South African brand reality”. Top minds from business, government, civil society and the academic world will come together to discuss our position in the world, and uncover ways to give South Africa a competitive edge on the global stage. Click here to find out more.Follow the conversation on Twitter via #CompetitiveSA.