South Pasadena Police Bicycle Rodeo at South Pasadena Middle School

first_img Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The South Pasadena Police will be having a Bicycle Rodeo this Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the South Pasadena Middle School parking lot on Fair Oaks Avenue.Come get your bicycle inspected and licensed for free. Test your bicycle skills at the Safe Move obstacle course.Children can get fingerprinted courtesy of New York Life Insurance. There will also be a raffle for a bicycle!Come and meet the South Pasadena Police Bicycle Team and K9. There will be information on bicycle and traffic safety.South Pasadena Middle School, 1500 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, (626) 441-5830 or visit spms.spusd.net.South Pasadena Police Department, 1422 Mission St., South Pasadena, (626) 403-7270 or visit www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/index.aspx?page=526 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Childrens events South Pasadena Police Bicycle Rodeo at South Pasadena Middle School Published on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | 2:00 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Business Newscenter_img Community News Top of the News 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Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Peabody Will Be a Test Case for Who Pays Cleanup Costs

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Michael West for the Sydney Morning Herald:Peabody is destined to become a test case for who gets left high-and-dry in the aftermath of a foreign-controlled corporate collapse. Should it succumb to Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, the ramifications here for the coal sector; for workers, creditors, local communities and mine rehabilitation are immense, yet impossible to determine with any precision.Many others such as rival, Swiss-controlled Glencore, are also sweating it out. Glencore Operations Australia revealed $US21 billion ($27.8 billion) in debt at last balance date – although the net position for the labyrinthine group is hard to work out as it doesn’t consolidate its accounts at the top of the corporate tree in Australia – and the coal price has been ravaged since. Peabody though is in a far more imminent peril. It struck a credit deal last year where it pledged “65 per cent of first tier foreign subs, including Australia, in Peabody Investments (Gibraltar) Ltd to lenders as collateral for a $US1.2 billion credit facility”.The rest of the Australian assets are controlled by a Dutch entity and the ultimate shareholder is Peabody Energy in the US (whose shares have shrunk from $US1000 to $US2.12 in five years, for a present market value of just $US39 million as of Friday).What happens if, or more likely when, it hits the wall? What happens indeed when others follow? Will they leave behind a collection of deep pits, the profits long since garnered offshore, and a legacy of acid mine drainage?Full article: Is coal giant funded for its mine rehab? Peabody Will Be a Test Case for Who Pays Cleanup Costslast_img read more

The Wildlife Game: ‘Wildlife’ has become a loaded word

first_imgThe Southeast is home to black bears, the last red wolves, endangered sea turtles, elk, eagles, and even a few mountain lions. Although the Eastern cougar has been officially declared extinct, cougars from the West have made their way East. At least nine cougar sightings have been confirmed in Tennessee in the last two years.But the symbol of Southern Appalachia is the salamander. Our mountains shelter more species of salamanders than anywhere else in the world. We have inch-long pygmy salamanders and two-foot hellbenders. Salamanders here are red-cheeked, red-backed, red-legged, black-bellied, long-tailed, slimy, zig-zag, marbled, spotted, shovel-nosed, and four-toed. Some are found on a few Appalachian summits and nowhere else on earth.Unfortunately, managers of Southern Appalachian forests rarely focus on salamanders—or any other non-game species. When the U.S. Forest Service and state agencies talk about wildlife, they usually focus the conversation on game species like white-tailed deer, turkey, or ruffed grouse. These agencies sometimes have wildlife in their name, but they tend to be primarily focused on serving the interests of hunters.The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, for example, is actively campaigning to remove protections for the endangered red wolf. It has also lobbied against land protections—including recreation areas and scenic areas—in Pisgah National Forest.These agencies also believe we need to increase the amount of timber harvested to provide additional habitat for game. The obvious scientific truth is this: we already have an abundance of deer and deer habitat across the region. There are over one million deer in North Carolina, and their numbers are trending upward, according to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s own analysis. Deer are certainly not endangered, nor are they unique to Appalachia. And their habitat needs shouldn’t be the primary focus of management on public lands.Let me be clear: I don’t oppose creating patches of additional habitat for deer, turkey, and grouse in appropriate places to accommodate hunters. There is plenty of space on our public lands for both game and non-game wildlife. But the term wildlife has to be an inclusive term that considers the other 99 percent of species that depend on our public lands.Let’s restore the full meaning of the word wildlife to public lands agencies. Let’s make sure they manage our public lands for all wildlife and not just game. Wildlife is not just a few species that we like to hunt. Wildlife is a web of thousands of species that are sheltered by Southern Appalachia: cougars and chorus frogs, bobcats and bog turtles, flying squirrels and saw-whet owls—and especially salamanders.Will Harlan-Will Harlan, Editor-in-Chieflast_img read more

Binghamton Police: Prospect Avenue situation a “domestic incident”

first_imgStay with 12 News as we continue to gather more information and update this story as soon as we can. Police could not say if there were any injuries or if anyone had been arrested in connection with the incident. Binghamton Police said there was a “domestic incident” that led to at least a dozen police cars, including a S.W.A.T. vehicle, along Prospect Avenue on the afternoon of Christmas Eve.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — All roads are back open as of 5:45 p.m. Tuesday after a heavy police presence near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Glenwood Road.last_img read more

Indonesians opt for secondhand cars amid slowing economy: Report

first_img“More than half of the respondents said they were thinking about buying a car within the next year, signaling great potential for the used cars market to grow,” said OLX Autos Indonesia CEO Johnny Widodo in a statement on Tuesday.OLX Autos, which was formerly known as BeliMobilGue.co.id, announced their rebranding on Tuesday as part of its further partnership with OLX Indonesia since its initial relationship in 2018.The partnership was said to broaden OLX Autos’ market in its offline and online platforms.    The used car industry, Johnny went on to say, would likely need two to three months to bounce back as demand returned. The automotive industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the social restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus, which have dampened consumer spending and affected business activities.According to Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) data, domestic car sales fell by more than 95 percent year-on-year to only 3,551 units in May, a continuation of the downward trend seen since March.Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi previously said the “rock bottom” for car sales was seen in May, expressing hope that sales could start to recover as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) were relaxed in various cities nationwide.Automotive industry expert Bebin Djuana, meanwhile, observed that people in general were not thinking about buying cars because of the decreased need to travel, weaker purchasing power and the prioritization of other needs.However, he still saw opportunities for growth in the secondhand car market, as people did not want to be burdened with car loan payments during this time.Read also: RI auto industry remains attractive: Fitch Solutions“There is currently a downward trend in used car prices because automotive manufacturers are cutting their prices amid the pandemic-induced economic slowdown,” Bebin told Post on Wednesday.“But as showrooms are offering discounts and new cars come with insurance, there will still be competition between the used and new car markets.”He also observed that people were turning to online marketplaces to buy used cars, adding that such consumer behavior would become more common, especially during the physical distancing period.“However, used car sellers are sometimes reluctant to use online marketplaces as they want to get paid immediately. They do not want to deal with complex third-party payment gateways,” Bebin said. Topics : Editor’s note: This article has been revised to correctly state that the marketplace’s name is OLX Autos Indonesia. Indonesian consumers are opting to buy used cars instead of new ones as the COVID-19 pandemic dampens people’s spending power.Muhammad Rizqullah, who goes by Kiki, said he bought a used car last week after trying to find one since April. The 24-year old non-governmental organization (NGO) employee who lives in Jakarta admitted he also looked into buying a new car, but even with the discount offered by online marketplaces, new ones were still out of his budget.”I bought the car because used car prices have gone down due to lower demand,” he told The Jakarta Post via text message on Thursday. Private company employee Deka Komanda, 23, also chose a secondhand car because he could get a better model compared to a new car at the same price.Read also: Aftermarket auto companies weather pandemic through online sales”If you have the funds, it is time to buy a car as prices are going down during this pandemic,” he said.A study titled The “New Normal” of Indonesia Used Car Industry by classified advertisements website OLX Indonesia and its used car dealership OLX Autos Indonesia showed that 54 percent of survey respondents said they were considering buying a used car instead of a new one.last_img read more

Raphoe Community Notes: Lucky winner of Back to School hamper announced!

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource Centre: Afterschool Programme RegistrationRegistration for the Family Resource Centre’s Afterschool Programme will take place from 3-6pm on Tuesday 6th September with the Programme commencing on the following Tuesday 13th September. There is a registration fee of €7.00 per child for insurance purposes. We look forward to welcoming back all our regulars and of course new members are most welcome.Back to School Hamper WinnerThe winner of our Back to School Hamper was former staff member Lorraine Laird, St. Eunan’s Terrace, Raphoe and its lovely to see Lorraine still supporting the work of the Family Resource Centre. Sincere thanks to everyone who bought lines for the draw and we really appreciate the community’s continuing support for our fundraising activities.A special thank you to the staff of the Post Office in Centra for collecting and safekeeping the money collected.Women’s Group The Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre. The Women’s Group will start back on Monday 19 th September 2016. The group has been together for many years. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year. If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along. We are really interested in your ideas and the first meeting is the perfect evening to join the group. If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.Something Special GroupThe Something Special Support Group have had a fantastic Summer, enjoying family days out, thank you to everyone who has supported the group throughout the year in their fundraising efforts to make all these outings possible.The group’s next meeting is taking place on Tuesday 13 th September. The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 8pm. If you are a parent/guardian of a child with delayed communication or learning skills or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you will find support, advice and information by attending this support group.New members are always welcome. If you would like more information about the support group please contact Melanie on 0749145796 / 0873641503.50-50 Bonus Ball There was no winner of this week’s Bonus Ball so there will be a rollover going into next week.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing clubThe junior boxers, 8 years to 11 years will start back on Monday 19 th September at 6pm. All young girls and boys are welcome to come along.The first championships of the new season will be the Donegal Novice Championships that will take place on Sunday 25 th September in the Letterkenny Clubhouse. Raphoe boxers Dennis Lafferty and Oran McDermott along with Coach Gerard Keavney and Secretary Peter O’Donnell will travel to Philadelphia on 2 nd November to take part in a major tournament in Essington, P.A. More details of this tournament will appear in the local press in the coming weeks.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am- 12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group.There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Job Vacancies with Raphoe Tidy Towns:Raphoe Tidy Towns will have vacancies for 8 General operatives on their new Community Employment Project due to start on 26th September. For an application form and further details please contact the Supervisor on 074 9145692 or 0879473527.Please note Dept. of Social Protection criteria for Community Employment applies for all the above posts. Thank You. Congratulations and well done to all local students who received examination results this week here in Raphoe. If you are going on to further studies or in to the world of work we wish you all every success and good luck for the future.St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project:St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following jobs, which are supported by the Department of Social Protection:1Youth Worker and 1 Centre Receptionist to be based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre; 1 Youth Worker to be based in Newtowncunningham Youth Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment.Free training opportunities available within budgets. Contact St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551 for job description and application form.Raphoe Community Notes: Lucky winner of Back to School hamper announced! was last modified: August 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:back to school hamperCommunityNotesRaphoelast_img read more

Man who threw beer bottle at passing van is fined €200

first_imgA man who threw a beer bottle out of a car and hit a van as it passed it out has been fined €200.Father-of-two Adam McGonagle appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal after being caught by Gardai. The accused and another man were in a Vauxhall Corsa which was travelling from Bridgend to Buncrana on May 15th last.As the car in which McGonagle was a passenger overtook the van he threw the beer bottle out of the window striking the van.Detective Garda Jason Conroy said the van had superficial damage but that the driver had to stop because he was in shock.The incident was reported to Gardai who later pursued the vehicle as the men tried to flee across the border to neighbouring Derry.However, Gardai managed to stop the car and arrest the pair before they reached the border.Solicitor for McGonagle, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client was a 24-year-old father-of-two who worked in London as a labourer.He had been drinking earlier in the day in Derry, was intoxicated but had apologised for his behaviour.He described it as a “folly from beginning to end” but that it was a very serious situation which he now found himself in.The court heard that McGonagle of Brent Terrace in London had 13 previous convictions in Northern Ireland for various incidents including the possession of an offensive weapon, threats to kill, no insurance and disorderly behaviour.Judge Paul Kelly said McMonagle’s behaviour was “deplorable and unacceptable” and fined him €200.Man who threw beer bottle at passing van is fined €200 was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:Adam McGonaglebeerbottlebuncranacourtDerrydonegalLondonlast_img read more

Is Mitro Going to Leave Fulham in January?

first_imgAleksandar Mitrovic has become one of the fans’ favourites after showcasing his goal-scoring skills, as well as an unsatisfied hunger for playing football with all of his heart. In a way, the Serb has become the embodiment of what English fans love to see in football — the ability to fight ferociously for the ball every second of the game.With all his skills and flaws, Mitro’s career has been going upwards — slowly but steadily. Fulham has been his home for some time now, but it seems that could change soon. Some speculate that it could happen as early as January 2020, during the mid-season window.Who Wants Mitro?It’s Aston Villa. The team is currently experiencing a serious problem, lacking an adequate attacker in their lines. Wesley was good last season, but this time his heart doesn’t seem to be in it, as he had scored only four goals so far this season. On the other hand, Wesley’s replacements Jonathan Kodjia and Keinan Davis are both suffering from injuries and are currently unable to play for the Villans. All of that resulted in an awful performance by the club that is currently in 15th place in the Premier League, and they need to open up their wallets and go for the best possible solution, and Mitrovic seems to be one of them.What Are the Odds of Mitro Leaving?It’s very hard to say at this moment, as nobody actually made an official statement about this. It’s all at the level of gossip right now. Sportsbooks don’t have an option to allow betting on whether a player would leave a club or stay during the transfer period, and that’s something they should definitely consider introducing. Nevertheless, many sportsbooks that include football in their offer are improving their betting markets, and some of them even introduce additional activities for punters, including casinos, such as this Sportsbet.io new casino site.Aleksandar Mitrovic — Stats, Achievements, BioSince the beginning of the 19/20 season, Mitrovic has been playing very well. It seems that Fulham has been utilising his potential successfully, putting forward his striking ability. So far Mitrovic appeared in 19 games and scored 15 goals. What’s even more impressive is his performance with the Serbian national team where he managed to score eight goals in five games.All of this makes Mitro a very interesting player who could fit in the lines of Aston Villa. However, the management of Fulham also needs to approve this if Villa decides to make an offer. It’s very difficult to say whether they would accept it, as they seem pretty content with having Mitro on their team as well.The 25-year-old Serbian striker has had a pretty interesting career. Born in Smederevo, Serbia, he became interested in football as a very young player and immediately started playing for Partizan, spending one season in the Serbian SuperLiga. He was then sold to Anderlecht for €5 million where he had a solid performance, having scored 44 goals in 90 games. He spent two seasons in the Belgian Pro League and managed to win it with his club, becoming a top-scorer in the league in his second year at the club.After that, he was noticed by Newcastle United that purchased the young striker for £13 million. Although Mitrovic enjoyed moderate success in the club, his real Premier League story began when he was on loan to Fulham where he helped the club come back to the top-tier English competition, making supporters of the Cottagers immediately fall in love with him. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoSuper Boost WiFiEveryone In Tuen Mun Is Talking About This High Speed WiFi-BoosterSuper Boost WiFiUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoTopexpensive.comThe 20 Most Expensive Cities for Your VacationTopexpensive.comUndolast_img read more

Hear Ye: Another Darwinian Prediction Falsified by Fossils

first_imgIn a classic test of evolutionary “post-diction” (predicting what should be found in the fossil record), scientists made a bold prediction of what insect ears would look like before the evolution of bats.  Believing that the presence of bats, a new predator with sonar, would spur the evolution of insect ears, the scientists predicted that earlier insects would have less-developed ears, or none at all.  Then they found exceptionally-preserved insect fossils from the Green River formation in Wyoming, and compared the fossil evidence with their prediction.  What was found?PhysOrg summarized the results that were published in the Journal of Paleontology.1 The abstract of the paper unveils the falsification of Darwinian expectations:Tympanal ears in insects are important for both intraspecific communication and for the detection of nocturnal predators. Ears are thought, based on modern forms, to have originated independently multiple times within insects and can be found on multiple regions of the body. Here we describe and document the exceptionally well preserved tympanal ears found in crickets and katydids from the Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado, which are virtually identical to those seen in modern representatives of these groups. These specimens are among the best preserved insect ears in the fossil record and establish the presence of ears in two major clades of Orthoptera 50 million years ago. Also discussed and evaluated are previously described insect ears from the Mesozoic and the implications of the findings of the present study for studying the evolution of ears within insects.PhysOrg dressed up the story in progressive language: “50 million year old cricket and katydid fossils hint at the origins of insect hearing.”  But further down, the article admitted, “The fossil ears measured half a millimeter in length, and were virtually identical in size, shape, and position to their modern counterparts.” Yet earlier, the article quoted lead author Roy Plotnick (U of Illinois) clearly stating that they expected the opposite:“The big evolutionary trigger for the appearance of hearing in many insects is thought to be the appearance of bats,” Plotnick said. “Prior to the evolution of bats we would expect to find ears in relatively few insects, but after that we should see ears in more insect groups,” he explained.How can such a falsification of expectations be spun into a “hint at the origins of insect hearing?”  The only hint would seem to be abrupt appearance, or stasis at least, if not intelligent design.  The press release did its best: “The findings suggest that this group of insects evolved their supersensitive hearing long before bat predators came to be, the researchers say.”  Dena Smith (U of Colorado), co-author of the paper, used her imagination: “Their bat-detecting abilities may have simply become apparent later.”PhysOrg stated that the paleontologists were working for the National Evolution Synthesis Center (NESCent), a “nonprofit science center dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in evolution,” sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  The Center “promotes the synthesis of information, concepts and knowledge to address significant, emerging, or novel questions in evolutionary science and its applications,” according to its mission statement.  “NESCent achieves this by supporting research and education across disciplinary, institutional, geographic, and demographic boundaries.”1. Roy E. Plotnick and Dena M. Smith (2012) Exceptionally Preserved Fossil Insect Ears from the Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado. Journal of Paleontology: January 2012, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 19-24.Well, the NSF needs to close up shop at the NESCent, now that Darwinism has been falsified (again).  Two paleontologists went hunting, but returned wanting.  The insect ears are identical to modern ones on live insects, they found, despite having 50 million years (in their timeline) to do the Darwin thing.  Not only were those ears working just fine long before bats “came to be” (did you catch that cute little miracle phrase?), but they want us to believe that “Insects have evolved ears at least 17 times in different lineages.”  Let’s see what this means.  If one miracle has the probability of 1 in 10150, then 17 different miracles occurring by evolution should have one chance in (10150)17.Plotnick wrote with a straight face about the “appearance of hearing” and the “appearance of bats.”  Tell us, Dr. Science, how did they appear?  Out of a magic hat?  To evolutionists, saying that something “evolved” is synonymous with saying it “appeared.”  No evidence is necessary.  Evidence can even contradict it, but Darwin marches on, working miracles out of thin imagination.  Stephanie Pappas at Live Science (the same reporter who got all bent out of shape on New Year’s Day reporting that school boards want to expose students to the flaws in Darwinism, see Live Science) told her readers this wondrous fairy tale: “Now, a new examination of 50-million-year-old cricket and katydid fossils finds that these odd ears evolved before even the appearance of the predators that these ears can hear.”  Let’s try to understand this sentence.  Darwinism has no foresight, no plan, and no ability to even get one mutation right, but it was able to equip insects with complex organs they would need millions of years later.  What did the bugs  listen to in the meantime?  The bee gees?Another thing you should notice about the story is the amazing preservation of detail in these fossils.  “You can see every tiny feature down to the veins in their wings and the hairs on their legs,” Smith said.  Try this experiment: drop a cricket in mud, wait 50 million years, and see how much detail remains. Odds are, grasshoppa, after the winter rains, you would find nary a hair, even if you were knee high to a cricket.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Govt, Opposition strike deal on smooth conduct of Parliament

first_imgThe monsoon session of Parliament will not be a washout like previous sessions. In a major compromise struck between the government and the opposition, both sides have agreed on a way out.  The government has agreed for a debate under rule 184 on price rise. There is a provision for voting under this rule. As a result, Parliament will function normally from Wednesday. The breakthrough was announced by JD(U)’s Sharad Yadav after a series of interactions.  The first two days of the monsoon session have gone the winter session way. The government has a huge number of bills that is awaiting parliamentary clearance, but the House hasn’t been able to conduct any business so far. For the second day in a row, there was turbulence in both Houses, which were adjourned after three disruptions. NDA convenor Sharad Yadav told reporters, “Samjhaauta ho gaya (We have reached a compromise).”   Earlier, a torrent of issues ranging from price rise to demand for dismissal of Mayawati government and immediate execution of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru on Monday drowned the second day of the monsoon session of Parliament. The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned for the day at 1400 hrs after two earlier adjournments with BJP, BSP, SP and Shiv Sena members storming the Well on diverse issues. The Left and the Right raised the issue of price rise with the BJP led by M. Venkaiah Naidu making a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for suspension of Question Hour to discuss the matter. Inflation in June stood at 9.44 per cent. Left parties in the Lok Sabha had given a notice for an adjournment motion on the issue of price rise. In the melee, Sports Minister Ajay Maken made a statement on the irregularities in the hosting of Commonwealth Games last year in which he sought to drag in the erstwhile NDA regime. Maken said the then NDA government had bypassed the Delhi government and made the Centre responsible for all financial and infrastructural obligations which was against established norms. It was trouble from the beginning in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha as BJP members in the Upper House and those from the BSP, SP and Shiv Sena in the Lower House raised several issues simultaneously by storming the well. Both the Houses were first adjourned for nearly an hour till noon and then till 2 PM because of the ruckus.  – With inputs from PTIadvertisementlast_img read more