How The NBA Finals Solidified The Warriors Legacy And LeBrons

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Monday’s show (June 11, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris debrief after the 2018 NBA Finals, in which the Golden State Warriors again prevailed over the Cleveland Cavaliers. They talk about why this Warriors dynasty feels different, where the Warriors rank relative to other dynasties, and how this loss affects LeBron James’s legacy. They also couldn’t resist discussing what LeBron should do next.The Lab is taking a break now that the season is over, but stay tuned to the feed for updates! Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner read more

San Diego selected by Trump administration for drone testing program

first_img May 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, AP Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News, Trending FacebookTwitter Posted: May 10, 2018 San Diego selected by Trump administration for drone testing programcenter_img BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — San Diego was named as one of a select few cities named by the Trump Administration to participate in a national drone testing program.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced 10 sites for a test program aimed at increasing the use of unmanned aircraft for projects that range from monitoring crops and oil pipelines in North Dakota to applying mosquito-killing treatments in Florida and package deliveries in Tennessee.President Donald Trump signed a directive last year to establish the “innovation zones” that allow exemptions to some drone regulations, such as flying over people, nighttime flights and flights where the aircraft can’t be seen by the operator. States, communities and tribes selected to participate would devise their own trial programs in partnership with government and industry drone users.“Data gathered from these pilot projects will form the basis of a new regulatory framework to safely integrate drones into our national airspace,” Chao said in a statement.Chao, who called the rapidly developing drone industry the biggest development since the jet age, said about 150 applications were received. Selected were the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; the cities of San Diego, California, and Reno, Nevada; state transportation departments in North Dakota, North Carolina and Kansas; University of Alaska-Fairbanks; the Center for Innovative Technology in Virginia; Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority in Memphis, Tennessee; and the Lee County Mosquito Control District in Fort Meyers, Florida.A statement by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is expected Thursday on details of San Diego’s involvement in the program.The Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota has an unmanned aircraft mission. North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford said the program will spur more commercial investment and “allow us to explore new uses for unmanned aircraft.” He envisioned drones helping with oil field, flood and weather monitoring, and “finding missing persons.”The unmanned aircraft industry has pushed for relaxed restrictions, and the Trump administration has said current regulations have limited drone use, forcing companies to test overseas.Steven Bradbury, a lawyer for the federal Transportation Department, said drones have caused some “apprehension” with the public but one of the initiative’s biggest goals will be increased “community awareness and acceptance” of unmanned aircraft.Bradbury said there is no direct federal funding for the test program. KUSI Newsroom, AP, Updated: 9:25 PMlast_img read more

12 states sue Trump Administration over frozen fueleconomy penalties

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow Car Industry Enlarge ImageThe legal system isn’t always the fastest, so there may be some time before an update on this matter. Getty Images In 2016, the Obama administration announced an inflation-based adjustment to penalties related to corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) violations, dramatically increasing the amount automakers must pay for vehicles that gulp fuel in excess of federal standards. The Trump administration reversed that move and froze the penalties, which automakers certainly liked, but it appears a number of states did not.A coalition of 12 states and the District of Columbia, led by the Attorneys General of California and New York, filed a lawsuit in the Second Circuit of Appeals challenging the rule freezing the CAFE penalties. The Obama administration’s rule would have hiked penalties to $14 for every 0.1 miles per gallon a vehicle consumes in excess of federal CAFE standards. NHTSA’s new rule would keep the penalty at the pre-inflation figure of $5.50 per 0.1 mpg. The lawsuit contends that NHTSA’s new rule is unlawful for several reasons. In a press release from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, NHTSA’s decision violates the 2015 Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, and the statement also claims NHTSA incorrectly interpreted its “statutory obligations” and is “based on inaccurate assumptions of the economic impact of the inflation-adjusted penalties.” Automaker lobbying groups claimed earlier that the higher penalties could bump regulatory costs by $1 billion.NHTSA did not immediately return a request for comment, but a spokesperson told Reuters that “it was following the intent of Congress to ensure the penalty rate was set at the level required by law.”Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation, under which NHTSA operates, is still working to finalize its adjustments to Obama-era CAFE regulations, which were set to increase to 46.7 mpg by 2025. The DOT is proposing a freeze at 37 mpg instead. It’s worth noting that CAFE calculations are not the same as the EPA figures you see on window stickers — EPA figures are lower. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 28 Photoscenter_img Tags 2 Comments The best hybrid cars and SUVs available in America Share your voicelast_img read more

Tokyo Children dream up the future of cars

first_imgClose Children from all over the world gathered at Toyotas annual Dream Car Art Contest at Tokyos bay side on 26 August, to share ideas and drawings on the future of cars.Families were invited to watch their children receive prizes for some of their unique ideas, such as cars that allow people to share ideas without language barriers, cars that could plant seeds, or cars that could unite relatives living far away.The contest encouraged children to stretch their imagination. One of the more unusual entries depicted tiny cars that could wash peoples mouths. But many of the cars were designed to solve social issues that were present in the childrens home countries.Minhal Adnan Sami, nine, from the United Arab Emirates, received this years new Engineering Inspiration Award for her Ecofix Car, which she says would run on vegetable and fruit compost, and collect rainwater to water plants. The award goes to the entry that inspired Toyotas car production staff the most. Her prize-winning drawing was made in to a 3D model.Its more for poor people. They have to collect vegetable and fruit compost, the waste, and they will put it in the fuel tank, and then the car separates the seeds from the compost and dries them, and throws them on the ground, Sami said. And then, the water, the car preserves rain water so it can water the plants, and the new plants can grow.Canadian Hye In Park, 15, received the President Akio Toyoda Award, selected by Toyotas president, for her Dream Society car, designed to unite families living far away.My dream is that I can live with all my family members together, because I am an immigrant from Korea. I live in Canada now, and everyone else lives in like Korea, U.S.A. And I want to, I want to one day live with all of them together in one society, Park said.Toyota officials say they are hoping to fuel the progress of the future with the contest. In order for the global community to keep progressing, it is important that Toyota nurtures the imagination of children, who represent our future, 51-year-old Yoichi Miyazaki, managing officer for Toyota Japan said.last_img read more

Khadem slaughtered in Noakhali

first_imgA khadem (caretaker) of a mazar (shrine) was slaughtered by miscreants at Hatgaon area in Sonaimuri upazila of Noakhali on Wednesday night, reports news agency UNB.The deceased is Sona Miah, 65, a Khadem (caretaker) of Afzal Shah Mazar (shrine) at the area and hailing from Madaripur district.Police have arrested two men in this connection.Md Shamsuzoha Mojnu, a resident of the Afzal Shah Mazar bari and member of Nodna union parishad said three youth went to the mazar as the devotees around 8:00pm. They entered the mazar and talked with Sona Miah for some time .Later they took Sona Miah to an orchard (garden) adjacent to the mazar and stabbed him indiscriminately, leaving him slaughtered.Hearing the screaming of Sona Miah, his wife and locals went to the spot to rescue him and spotted him dead.Locals saw the attackers trying to flee the scene but they managed to hold an attacker, Ilias Hossain, a resident of Shaktola village of the upazila. Other two attackers managed to flee the scene.Getting information from Ilias in primary interrogation, locals also held another attacker, Sumon, 40, of the area.Later the locals handed them over to the police.Jahirul Islam, Additional Superintendent of District Police said the motives behind the killing could not be confirmed immediately.last_img read more

3 quota protesters picked up

first_imgNurullah Noor, Rashed Khan and Faruk HossainThree leading students who organised the recent demonstration demanding quota reforms were allegedly picked up by law enforcers.However, the police claimed that they were called in for discussion.The three are Dhaka University students Nurullah Noor of English department, Rashed Khan of MBA and Faruk Hossain of Disaster Management department — all joint convenors of Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Songrokkhon Parishad (General Students’ Rights Protection Council).Witnesses and the quota protesters said the three were stopped in front of Dhaka Medical College Hospital around 12:45pm when they were going by rickshaw after addressing a press conference. Thet were picked up and taken in a microbus.Additional commissioner of Dhaka metropolitan police (detectives) Debdas Bhattacharja said the three were called in for discussion and they might have left already.”We were picked up,” Rashed said over phone at around 2:45pm after they were released. He also alleged that his father was taken to the police station.Salahuddin, a worker at a roadshide food stall, who witnessed the incident, said 7-8 people got down from a microbus and motorcycle, stopped the rickshaw and there was squabble before three rickshaw passengers were pushed into the microbus.At the press conference they held earlier, the council leaders demanded withdrawal of cases against the demonstrators.Rashed Khan then said they would file general diary with Shahbagh police station sinice they are scared of their security.Hundreds of students and young jobseekers led by the parishad demonstrated last week demanding reforms in quota system in public services.They suspended their demonstration when the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, announced in parliament on Wednesday that there would be no quota from now on.last_img read more

Khaledas health deteriorates further BNP

first_imgBangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has accused the prison authorities of neglecting the health of incarcerated party chairperson Khaleda Zia, saying her condition has deteriorated further, reports UNB.“The jail authorities are not paying the due attention to Khaleda Zia’s health condition,” BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told the media at the party’s Naya Paltan office in the capital city on Wednesday.“Relatives, who visited the former prime minister Tuesday, said her condition has worsened,” Fakhrul said, claiming that there was a plot to kill Khaleda in jail by denying her medical care.Khaleda, a three-time prime minister, is in jail since 8 February last year as she was convicted in a corruption case.Her five-year sentence was later doubled. The BNP chairperson was also convicted in a separate corruption case later that year.The BNP claims the cases are politically motivated and that the government is trying to keep her away from politics – charges the government denies.The party contested the 11th parliamentary elections, held on 30 December, without Khaleda Zia.Ruling Bangladesh Awami League won 96 per cent seats in the 300-member assembly.Unconditional release of Khaleda has been her party’s main demand ever since she has been incarcerated.Fakhrul said the BNP chief is so ill that she cannot move independently. “She’s also complaining of pain in different parts of her body,” he said.The BNP leader alleged that the medical board formed at the High Court’s order is not ensuring her treatment.He also expressed concerns as the government has not taken any step to shift Khelada Zia to any specialised hospital for treatment even after the BNP’s 4 March meeting with the home minister.Fakhrul demanded the BNP chief be treated at a specialised hospital.“If anything happens to her, the government, the jail authorities and the home ministry will have to take the responsibility,” he said.last_img read more

National Poetry Month Cooking Poems On Stoves By Zachary Caballero

first_img X This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.Music used: Fancy Stops and Goes (excerpt), Improvisation #3 (excerpt) and Midnight on the Water / Bonaparte’s Retreat (excerpt) by Mark O’Connor from Midnight on the Water and Red (excerpt) by Joseph V. Williams II from Texas Guitar Quartet: RedTo learn more about this series, go here. In this sound portrait, we meet poet Zachary Caballero. He describes poetry as the art of paying attention and talks about how poems can help us feel less alone, as well as why he loves to cook. He reads his poem, “Cooking Poems on Stoves.”Zachary Caballero is a Mexican-American writer and personal injury attorney. In 2016, HuffPost Latino Voices featured him among 10 Spoken Word Poets Who Speak To Diverse Latino Experiences. His work has been showcased by We are Mitú, Button Poetry, Write About Now, FreezeRay Press and the Austin International Poetry Festival. Caballero has competed four times at the National Poetry Slam and was crowned the 2016 Grand Slam Poetry Champion at Write About Now. While attending law school, he taught poetry and spoken word performance in public schools across Houston with Writers in the Schools. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Christopher DiazZachary Caballerocenter_img Listen Cooking Poems on StovesI cross the crosswalk when the sun crosses my heart, kisses my facewith the same heat I’ve been trying to recreate with the words in my kitchen.I open my mouth like my hands and turn nothing into something.What I mean is, I cook with love and don’t we all have an appetite?Ask my guests, they scrape the plate. Nothing left but gratitude for the chef.I’m trying to feed you with whatever I got.Like my ancestors before me, you can find me by the fire.I’m cooking poems on stoves, I simmer the similes like onions with sugar,I want this story to caramelize naturally.I tell stories in your stomachI tell stories which are really just recipesfor how to create joy when I feel empty insideAs you listen to me explain how to properly cookbone-in chicken in a cast-iron skillet,know the truth is my favorite flavor.If I misspeak, it only means I changed the recipe mid-sentence.Can I tell you a secret?I need love like olive oil.The first thing my mother and grandmother dowhen I am home is ask if I am hungry.Of course, I say yes.Of course, my eyes are bigger than my stomach.So I open my stomach like a sentence I wish to re-write.I don’t always know what I wish to change, my appetite or the recipe.When I can’t stand the cold emptiness of indecision,I stand up in the heat of the kitchen.I open the fridge like a dictionary.Language, my ultimate box of mystery ingredients.Every plate is a page I am not afraid to shareI don’t always have a lot, but I got enough to make it through breakfast.I’m hungry, but sometimes, I leave my voice in the oven.I buy fresh fruit because I want to learn how to be useful before I too begin to rot. I use my knife to carve meaning clean from the bone.I plate the truth with purpose.If you’re still hungry, there are plenty of seconds. 00:00 /07:15 Sharelast_img read more

Houston Religious Leaders Condemn ICE Raids While Community Prepares

first_imgShannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaImam Qasim Khan denounces actions against immigrants at the Al Tawid Mosque in Houston.Muslim and Christian faith leaders, along with immigrant advocates, are condemning the Trump administration’s plans to detain undocumented immigrants in cities across the country. Raids are scheduled to happen over several days and are likely to take place in Houston and nine other major cities, the New York Times first reported Thursday. President Donald Trump postponed the operation last month.“Those of you who are facing a possible atrocity this coming Sunday morning, let us encourage you to be strong, to be vigilant, to do good. Because the good person is the strong person. And the evil person, like the one we have in office, in Washington, he’s a spiritual and a moral weakling and God will deal with him in due time,” said Reverend Ronnie Lister. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen 00:00 /00:47 Sharecenter_img X Lister joined several religious community leaders in speaking out against current leadership and questioning the morality of current immigration policies and practices. Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaReverend Ronnie Lister railed against current immigration policy under President Trump.“This administration is terrifying our community,” said Marta Ojeda, national coordinator of Interfaith United Justice Worker Center.Lawyers are encouraging immigrants not to open their doors unless there is a warrant signed by a judge and not to answer questions about immigration status. The Immigrant Rights Hotline can also field questions regarding raids and the legal aid available. The number is 1-833-468-4664. Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative legal director Andrea Guttin said that raids are targeting people who have deportation orders because they failed to show up in court.“These families are being targeted for deportation without notice of their court dates, without access to legal counsel and without an opportunity to fairly present their case before an immigration judge,” Guttin said in a statement. She also said these operations put family members or people nearby at risk of being picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “ICE increasingly apprehends other people in these ‘targeted’ raids including those with family members — particularly children — who are U.S. citizens, green card holders or have other types of legal status in the country,” Guttin said.Local lawmakers reactHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said that while she hasn’t received any communication from the federal government directly about raids, she’s encouraging immigrant families to be aware of their rights. “These raids seek to subvert our sense of community by putting the very heart of Harris County, our diversity, in the crosshairs of a shameful political maneuver,” Hidalgo said in a statement.I represent a large immigrant community in Houston, the most diverse city in America. I am opposed to #iceraids. Please watch this video & #knowyourrights. Allies, stand up for our community. #txlege #FamiliesBelongTogether pic.twitter.com/N8dG3mgeQo— Gene Wu (@GeneforTexas) July 12, 2019In a written statement, U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee called the raids  a “political stunt,” adding that, “it has the effect to imperil lives and especially jeopardize the lives of children.”  The Heights office will be prepared to be of assistance as the raids are proceeding. Before Sunday, however, The Heights office will also be available for general constituent services today and tomorrow.— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) July 11, 2019Raid threats sparking fear  Raids also impact immigrant communities by causing anxiety and fear, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told CNN.“I’ve had children come up to me at a forum saying ‘I’m afraid to go to school, I’m afraid to leave the house, I’m afraid to come home and find that my parents are gone’ and these are American children, U.S. born children, so it’s creating havoc in our community,” Acevedo said. The #Houston flea market is usually crowded on Sundays, but workers here tell me that threats of #ICEraids have slowed business today: pic.twitter.com/TkSy3HrZys— Elizabeth Trovall (@elizTrovall) June 23, 2019Last month in June, the threat of raids diminished turnout in flea markets in Houston.In the Rio Grande Valley, patients didn’t turn up to their doctor’s appointments on the Monday after planned raids, even though they had been postponed. “We had a lot of people call and say ‘Oh I can’t make my appointment’ or ‘just for a couple weeks I’m going to stay home,” said Rebecca Ramirez Stocker, executive director of Hope Family Health Center in McAllen, Texas. “Our numbers dip, which is scary and it’s hard,” said Stocker, who knows many people avoid getting vital medical treatments because they are afraid of immigration law enforcement. last_img read more

Governor signs Rep Miller bill eliminating election loophole

first_img11Dec Governor signs Rep. Miller bill eliminating election loophole Categories: Miller News State representatives and senators who resign from office will not be allowed to run in the special election called to fill their seats after legislation introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller was recently signed into law.Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation was drafted to close a loophole used by two former lawmakers during the 2015-16 legislative session.“The Legislature has the responsibility to oversee itself, and allowing a legislator who has resigned or been expelled to turn around and immediately run to fill vacant seat is just absurd,” said Miller, of Sturgis.Miller’s legislation clarifies that when an elected official resigns or is removed from legislative office, the resignation or removal remains in effect for the remainder of the term.“This is a simple bill,” Miller said. “It just clarifies that a resignation or expulsion remains in effect for the rest of the term. The next legislative session is a whole new ballgame, and the former legislator can run again at that time if they so choose.”House Bill 4208 is now Public Act 192 of 2017.###last_img read more

Karen bradley Ofcom has submitted additional advic

first_imgKaren bradleyOfcom has submitted additional advice on the proposed merger between 21st Century Fox and Sky to the UK government.The broadcast regulator made the submission at the end of last week to secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, Karen Bradley, with the advice due to be published “in due course”.The move comes after Bradley requested “advice and clarification” earlier this month in light of representations made in relation to the proposed merger.“The Secretary of State will now carefully consider that advice before making her decision on referral on the basis of all the evidence before her, and will do so as soon as is reasonably practicable,” said the government in a statement.The government said earlier this month that the submissions “raise new evidence” and asked Ofcom to take a fresh look at the deal, with a view to seeking “further clarification” on some of these points.Bradley said in July that she had pushed back a decision on whether to refer 21st Century Fox’s acquisition of Sky, but said it was highly likely the bid would be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds of media plurality.last_img read more