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Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Calls for Opposition to President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court

first_img Subscribe Community News 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Government Pasadena Congresswoman Judy Chu Calls for Opposition to President Trump’s Pick for Supreme Court Published on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 6:15 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Congresswoman Judy Chu (l) and U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh (r)Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents Pasadena and California’s 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, said that women’s right to make their own healthcare choices, to marriage equality, and the expansion of healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are now in serious jeopardy after President Donald nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.“Trump himself said that he’d like to criminalize abortion and erase the ACA as quickly as possible,” Chu said in a statement Tuesday. “There is no doubt he sees his choice of Kavanaugh as the next step towards that goal. And that’s why we must resist this nomination as though our lives depended on it – because for many of us, they do.”Chu said Judge Kavanaugh has a “long record of hostility to women’s reproductive freedoms” and the ACA, and has also publicly expressed his belief that President Trump cannot be criminally charged while in office.“Surely Trump was aware of his position when nominating him, which is an obvious conflict of interest as the Supreme Court is almost certain to hear a case involving the Mueller probe,” Chu said. “Nobody should be able to appoint the judge in their own trial. At the absolute least, Kavanaugh must recuse himself from all cases having to do with Mueller’s investigation.”Chu called on her colleagues in the U.S. Senate to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination during the confirmation process.“In a year where the Court has upheld religious discrimination against Muslims and weakened the power of labor unions while handing more power to businesses, we cannot risk a further shift to the right,” Chu added.Since 2006, Kavanaugh has served the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was formerly a White House aide under President George W. Bush.Kavanaugh also once worked for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who investigated Democratic former president Bill Clinton in the 1990s.Trump announced Kavanaugh’s nomination Tuesday, praising the judge as a “brilliant jurist,” and possibly setting the stage for a bruising confirmation battle. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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New Hoosier Laws to Take Effect July 1st

first_imgNew Hoosier Laws to Take Effect July 1stJUNE 27TH, 2018 TYRONE MORRIS INDIANANew laws are about to go into effect in Indiana and activities such as eyeball tattoos will no longer be allowed. Vehicles will also only be allowed to have white or amber headlights as of July 1st.Also, this coming fall when students head back to class for the 2018-19 school year they will be allowed to take sunscreen to school.Right now, that’s not allowed at every school in the state. Hoosier students were a big focus of the last legislative session even passing a law of their own.Rep. Sheila Klinker says, “That was a big step for our children to get a firefly insect recognized in the state of Indiana.”Students from Cumberland Elementary worked for years to get the bill passed.The says firefly will become the official state insect Sunday.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Clara Jean Padgett

first_imgClara Jean Padgett, 84, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away at 11:05 AM, Friday, March 31st, 2017 at The Waters of Rising Sun. Clara was born in Bicknell, IN on October 19, 1932, a daughter of the late Esther (Sandefur) and Everett Boyles. She was a graduate of Bicknell High School, Class of 1951. She was the widow of Rev. Donald Ray Padgett. They were married on August 1st, 1953. Clara and Donald were married 52 years until his passing on October 10, 2005. Clara was a member of Rising Sun Nazarene Church where her husband, Donald was former Pastor. Clara’s life revolved around her family and church. She performed many duties at the church and helped whenever she could. Clara was involved with bible school, NYPS, Sunday school, church board and anywhere else she was needed.Clara is survived by a daughter, Susan Taylor (Myron), of Anderson, IN; by a son, Michael Padgett (Konna), of Rising Sun, IN; by grandchildren: Troy, Lauramary, Matthew, Cathy, Abby, Amos & Austin. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Donald, by a son, Paul Padgett in 1983, by a daughter, Cathy Slack in 2007, by brothers, James, Hubert & Lee Boyles and by sisters, Margeurite Mattingly, Lucy Sampson & Helen Myers.Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, April 3rd at the Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating. Friends are invited to call Sunday 5-7 PM at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Mike Padgett Scholarship Fund through the Ohio County Community Foundation (checks payable to OCCF). Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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City of Wellington, Health Care Authority Board to accept sealed bids on 513 East 16th St. lot

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington and the Health Care Authority Board will accept sealed bids on that real property and improvements thereon located at 513 East 16th Street, Wellington on or before 4 p.m. on May 2, 2014.   Any and all bids may be rejected in the City’s sole discretion for any reason, or no reason.The bids are further subject to City and Buyer agreeing on City retaining land for access to Highway 160, and arriving at all other acceptable contractual terms which are anticipated to be customary for sale of business property in this locale.    Any sale will be for cash due in full less any down payment at closing.Bids are to be submitted in writing and sealed to Sumner Regional Medical Center, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS  67152, ATTN:  Leonard R. Hernandez.  The bidder, if any, acceptable to the City will be contacted within ten days of the bid deadline for negotiations to attempt to arrive at acceptable binding contractual terms.    If you have questions please contact Leonard R. Hernandez, President and CEO at (620) 326-7451.last_img read more

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FIFA’s Infantino suspected of intervening to stop probe: report

first_imgFIFA said later on Monday “the email referred to in the article was obviously obtained by hacking, which is an illegal and criminal act.”“Not only Mr Infantino had no reason to lie in that email, the email never said Mr Infantino wanted to ‘clear his name’,” FIFA added.The Zurich-based federation has always indicated that the meetings between Infantino and the OAG were intended to show that FIFA was “ready to engage with the Swiss justice system”.In November 2017, “after a third informal meeting” between Infantino and Lauber, the OAG closed the investigation into the contract signed by Infantino at UEFA, European football’s governing body.The Tribune de Geneve also indicated that between July and September 2016, there were more than 20 calls between Swiss prosecutors and FIFA lawyers.“Prosecutors have apparently helped FIFA formulate its requests” as a plaintiff so that they could be “accepted by the OAG” — an attitude which “seems incompatible with the OAG’s duty of impartiality”, the daily said. Share on: WhatsApp Gianni Infantino was elected FIFA president in 2016center_img Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | FIFA president Gianni Infantino is suspected of having intervened with Switzerland’s attorney general to try to get an investigation dropped, a Swiss newspaper alleged on Monday.The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) launched an investigation in early 2016, shortly after Infantino was elected president of world football’s governing body, about his awarding of a television rights contract to an offshore company in his previous role as UEFA’s legal affairs director.According to the Tribune de Geneve newspaper, Infantino was “worried” about this investigation and wrote to his childhood friend, Rinaldo Arnold, who had become a senior prosecutor in Switzerland’s Haut-Valais region where they grew up.“I will try to explain to the OAG that it is in my interests that everything should be cleared up as soon as possible, that it be clearly stated that I have nothing to do with this matter,” he wrote in an email cited by the newspaper.Arnold, who had helped to set up a first meeting between Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber, replied: “What is important is the meeting in two weeks’ time. If you like, I can come with you again.”The meeting took place on April 22, 2016, the newspaper said, adding that what happened during it remains “a mystery”, and the OAG “refuses to speak about it”.The OAG declined to comment on the Tribune de Geneve article when contacted by AFP.last_img read more

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Which comes first the KITTEN or the egg?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As you can probably imagine, I have many Facebook friends who, like me, enjoy sharing photos of their critters. Due to the amount of cuteness that constantly clutters my screen through Facebook, it takes a tremendous cute overload to impress me. Recently a Facebook friend of mine, Jeanne Beth Murphy of Glenwood City, Wis., was able to break through my cute filter to impress me with a photo.Murphy shared this incredibly adorable photo of kittens being babysat by a chicken named Queenie. It seems that the hen had chicks of her own so when the mama cat needed a break, she left her kittens for the hen to watch along with her own brood.The photo had the following caption: Our tiny Bantam hen and her sweet brood.. some of her sons and daughters seem to be of questionable heritage.. LOLOf course many comments and questions were left with the photo. As it turns out, the hen seems to be a happy and protective babysitter.“If it is in her nest she is the mom. She keeps them warm at night and safe until Mommy Kitty comes to feed her kittens. They all share the nest,” she said. “Oh and there are 5 kittens and 5 chicks.. all are so cute huddled up together…I love this hen. She sure does not mind free loaders in her nest, but DO NOT try to touch her children. Even the kittens are off limits while she is there.. all momma tiger.”Hopefully this cute photo and story will give you a smile and help you have a great start to your day.last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Site Upgrade Tuesday – Site and Mobile Apps Down

first_img SharePrint RelatedWebsite and App Downtime Tuesday, September 11September 4, 2018In “Updates”Geocaching.com Hamsters Go Big TimeNovember 4, 2011In “Community”Geocaching.com and Geocaching App Downtime on Tuesday, April 8April 6, 2014In “Maker Madness” Geocaching.com is upgrading the infrastructure of the website to provide geocachers with increased site performance, security and room to expand. All Groundspeak sites and services including Geocaching.com, the Groundspeak Forums, Pocket Queries, Geocaching Mobile Applications for the iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Android devices along with other 3rd party applications that utilize our API will be inaccessible during the upgrade process. The outage is schedule to begin Tuesday, December 14th at 8:00pm PST (GMT -8). The site is expected to be down for approximately six hours.We’ll be working hard to minimize the duration of the downtime.  The upgrades include a new network design as well as new hardware. This is the most comprehensive infrastructure upgrade in five years.The downtime related to the infrastructure upgrade is scheduled during a time of year and on a day when historically fewer geocachers are accessing Geocaching.com and the Geocaching.com mobile apps. During the upgrade, we’ll be posting progress updates to our Facebook page and Twitter feed.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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In an AI-powered world, what are potential jobs of the future?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#bestmile#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Jobs#top#unemployment Related Posts With virtual assistants answering our emails and robots replacing humans on manufacturing assembly lines, mass unemployment due to widespread automation seems imminent. But it is easy to forget amid our growing unease that these systems are not “all-knowing” and fully competent. As many of us have observed in our interactions with artificial intelligence, these systems perform repetitive, narrowly defined tasks very well but are quickly stymied when asked to go off script — often to great comical effect. As technological advances eliminate historic roles, previously unimaginable jobs will arise in the new economic reality. We combine these two ideas to map out potential new jobs that may arise in the highly automated economy of 2030.Training, supervising and assisting robotsAs robots take on increasingly complex functions, more humans will be needed to teach robots how to correctly accomplish these jobs. Human Intelligence Task (HIT) marketplaces like MTurk and Crowdflower already use humans to train AI to recognize objects in images or videos. New AI companies, like Lola, a personal travel service, are expanding HIT with specialized workers to train AI for complex tasks. See also: How autonomous vehicles could lead to more jobs in DetroitMicrosoft’s Tay bot, which quickly devolved into tweeting offensive and obscene comments after interacting with users on the internet, caused significant embarrassment to its creators. Given how quickly Tay went off the rails, it is easy to imagine how dangerous a bot trusted with maintaining our physical safety can become if it is fed the wrong sets of information or learns the wrong things from a poorly designed training set. Because the real world is ever-changing, AI must continuously train and improve, even after it achieves workable domain expertise, which ensures that expert human supervision is criticalIntegrating jobs for people into the design of semi-autonomous systems has enabled some companies to achieve greater performance despite current technological limitations. BestMile, a driverless vehicle deployed to transport luggage at airports, has successfully integrated human supervision into its design. Instead of engineering for every edge case in the complex and dangerous environment of an airport tarmac, the BestMile vehicle stops when it senses an obstacle in its path and waits for its human controller to decide what to do, enabling the company to enter the market much more quickly than competitors, which must refine their sensing algorithms to allow their robots to independently operate without incident.Frontier explorers: Outward and upwardWhen Mars One, a Dutch startup whose goal is to send people to Mars, called for four volunteers to man their first Mars mission, more than 200,000 people applied. Regardless of whether automation leads to increased poverty, automation’s threat of displacing people from their current jobs and in essence some part of their sense of self-worth could drive many to turn to an exploration of our final frontiers. An old saying jokes that there are more astronauts from Ohio than any other state because there is something about the state that makes people want to leave this planet.One risk to human involvement in exploration is that exploration itself is also already being automated. Recently, relatively few of our space exploration missions have been manned. Humans have never left Earth’s orbit; all our exploration of other planets and the outer solar systems has been through unmanned probes. Artificial personality designersAs AI creeps into our world, we’ll start building more intimate relationships with it, and the technology will need to get to know us better, but some AI personalities may not suit some people. Moreover, different brands may want to be represented by distinct and well-defined personalities. The effective human-facing AI designer will, therefore, need to be mindful of subtle differences within AI to make AI interactions enjoyable and productive. This is where the Personality Designer or Personality Scientist comes in.While Siri can tell a joke or two, humans crave more, so we will have to train our devices to provide for our emotional needs. In order to create a stellar user experience, AI personality designers or scientists are essential — to research and to build meaningful frameworks with which to design AI personalities. These people will be responsible for studying and preserving brand and culture, then injecting that information meaningfully into the things we love, like our cars, media, and electronics.See also: How to avoid losing in the competitive “future of work”Chatbot builders are also hiring writers to write lines of dialogue and scripts to inject personality into their bots. Cortana, Microsoft’s chatbot, employs an editorial team of 22. Creative agencies specializing in writing these scripts have also found success in the last year.Startups like Affectiva and Beyond Verbal are building technology that assists in recognizing and analyzing emotions, enabling AI to react and adjust its interactions with us to make the experience more enjoyable or efficient. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University is teaching robots to read human brain signals to determine when they have committed a fault without active human correction and monitoring. Google has also recently filed patents for robot personalities and has designed a system to store and distribute personalities to robots. Human-as-a-ServiceAs automated systems become better at doing most jobs humans perform today, the jobs that remain monopolized by humans will be defined by one important characteristic: the fact that a human is doing them. Of these jobs, social interaction is one area where humans may continue to desire specifically the intangible, instinctive difference that only interactions and friendships with other real humans provide.We are already seeing profound shifts toward “human-centric” jobs in markets that have experienced significant automation. A recent Deloitte analysis of the British workforce over the last two decades found massive growth in “caring” jobs: the number of nursing assistants increased by 909% and care workers by 168%. The positive health effects of touch have been well documented and may provide valuable psychological boosts to users, patients, or clients. In San Francisco, companies are even offering professional cuddling services. Whereas today such services are stigmatized, “affection as a service” may one day be viewed on par with cognitive behavioral therapy or other treatments for mental health.Likewise, friendship is a task that automated systems will not be able to fully fill. Certain activities that are generally combined with some level of social interaction, like eating a meal, are already seeing a trend towards “paid friends.” Thousands of Internet viewers are already paying to watch mukbang, or live video streams of people eating meals, a practice which originated in Korea to remedy the feeling of living alone. In the future, it is possible to imagine people whose entire jobs are to eat meals and engage in polite conversation with clients.More practical social jobs in an automated economy may include professional networkers. Just as people have not trusted online services fully, it is likely that people will not trust more advanced matching algorithms and may defer to professional human networkers who can properly arrange introductions to the right people to help us reach our goals. Despite the proliferation of startup investing platforms, for example, we continue to see startups and VC firms engage placement agents in order to successfully fundraise.Despite many claims to the contrary, designing a fully autonomous system is incredibly complex and remains far out of reach. For now, training a human is still much cheaper than developing robot replacement. “TRIF” is a team of venture capital experts including Tiffine Wang of Singtel Innov8, Ivy Nguyen of Zetta Venture Partners, Ryan Morgan of DFJ Growth, and Freddy Dopfel of Stanford University.center_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … TRIF AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

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