Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More sunshine today, and no significant changes to our forecast for the coming 10 days.High pressure moves east of us today, and we should see a little more south wind flow, taking temps up a few degrees over yesterday. Clouds will start to build in by late afternoon. Scattered showers arrive early tomorrow, and we see moisture potential or the next three days – tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. For tomorrow, scattered showers stay relatively light, bringing a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 60% of the state. The best chances for the upper end of the range will be in the northern half to third of the state. Overnight tomorrow night through Friday, our second wave works through, bringing few hundredths to .4” with 70% coverage. The best action there will be from US 30 north. Then we see our strongest, best organized wave of moisture coming for overnight Friday night through Saturday. This will bring an additional .25”-1” to 90% of the state. All action will be done by Sunday morning. Combined, that means we see three day rain potential at half to 1.5” over nearly all of the state. All action should be done by Sunday midday. However, cold air is rushing in behind the event…and it still is not out of the realm of possibility that we see some wet snow flakes overnight and Sunday morning, mostly in the northern half to third of the state. Stay tuned. The map at right shows cumulative rains for the 3 day period.A dry and sunny pattern returns for the start of next week and runs from Monday the 1st through Wednesday the 3rd. We can’t rule out some light rain on Thursday the 4th, bringing .1”-.6” and 80% coverage, and then we are seeing a second wave of moisture to lift up through on Friday the 5th with another .25”-.5” of precipitation potential.After a dry start to next weekend on the 6th, we have rain back form Sunday the 7th and Monday the 8th. Combined totals can be from .35”-1” over 100% of the state, although rains for Monday the 8th will be mostly from I-70 north. Drier weather completes the extended period for the 9th and 10th.
Roger Federer will begin his Olympic campaign against Alejandro Falla, the Colombian who almost humiliated the great Swiss at Wimbledon in 2010.Federer, who won a seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month, had to come back from two sets to love down at the All England Club to beat Falla in the first round two years ago with the Colombian losing his nerve on Centre Court when he served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set.Top-seeded Federer, who is appearing at his fourth Olympics, has been placed in the same half of the draw as fourth seed David Ferrer, who will play Vasek Pospisil of Canada.”Federer is the favourite whenever he plays here,” said Falla.”I know him well and he knows me well, too. I’m going to have to play my best if I am going to have a chance to win this match but he’s Roger and he’s just won Wimbledon for the seventh year here.”Second seed Novak Djokovic, the 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, will challenge Fabio Fognini of Italy in the first round.Djokovic is in the same half of the draw as third-seeded Briton Andy Murray, who faces Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.Fifth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France will meet Brazil’s Thomaz Bellucci, the recent Gstaad Open winner.Missing from the men’s draw is defending champion Rafael Nadal who pulled out of the tournament through injury.In the women’s singles, the Williams sisters both face tricky opponents in the first round.Wimbledon champion Serena, seeded four, plays Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic while Venus tackles Italy’s ninth seed Sara Errani, the French Open runner-up.advertisementSerena and Venus are two-time doubles gold medallists, while Venus also won the singles gold medal in Sydney in 2000.Top seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus is up against Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu, second-seeded Pole Agnieszka Radwanska faces Germany’s Julia Goerges.Third seeded Russian, Maria Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion, plays Shahar Peer of Israel.There is a 64-draw for the men’s and women’s singles, with 16 players seeded in each event, and a 32-draw for the men’s and women’s doubles, with eight teams seeded in each event.Mixed doubles, which is making a return to the Olympics as a medal sport for the first time since the Paris Games of 1924, will have a 16-draw, with four teams seeded.The draw for the mixed doubles is being held mid-way through the tennis event on July 31.
London, Dec 6 (IANS) More than 100 government ministers from around the world gathered here on Thursday for a major summit as part of the global fight against corruption in sports.They were joined by delegates from international sports organisations and experts from around the world to reaffirm the global commitment to tackling corruption in sport, reports Xinhua news agency.Attendees at the three-day summit include representatives from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association, Interpol and the Commonwealth Games Federation.Delegates at the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) met to discuss how to manage conflicts of interest in awarding major sporting events to ensure the process is fair and transparent.They will also develop tools to prevent corruption around procurement at sports events and the way infrastructure contracts are awarded.Britain’s Culture and Sport Secretary, Jeremy Wright, said: “Today’s event is another important step in the ongoing fight to eliminate corruption from sport. Every fan and athlete should have faith that contracts are fairly awarded, events are given to the strongest bid and the highest standards of governance are being upheld.”The event has been co-ordinated by a Core Group of partners including the Council of Europe, the IOC, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), the UK Government, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), IPACS consists of a Steering Committee composed of governments, sports organisations and inter-governmental organisations.Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, said: “The IOC remains committed to fight corruption in sport at all levels. Integrity entails credibility, and corruption threatens the very credibility of sports organisations as well as competitions. We know we cannot win this fight alone, but need the support of governments when it comes to anti-corruption legislation and law enforcement.”Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said: “Match-fixing, illegal betting, bad governance, insider information, conflicts of interest, and the use of clubs as shell companies, the Council of Europe covers all these aspects through the Macolin Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, signed today by the UK Minister of Sport, as well as through the Council of Europe anti-corruption body, GRECO.”We are ready to develop further an inclusive co-operation framework with states and other international stakeholders to be put at the service of our IPACS partners. When it comes to corruption in sport, there must be a change of gear. We must enable national governments, international organisations and sporting bodies to demonstrate their capacity to take on this problem in a spirit of unity, determination and effectiveness.”–IANSgau/sedadvertisement
APTN National NewsFor most, the New Year is a time of resolutions and new beginnings.But for 60s scoop survivors in Ontario, they’re being forced to walk down a path they’ve been down before.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story.
House of Scotland Tartan Day celebration in Balboa Park Posted: April 4, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 4, 2019 Updated: 12:35 PM KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The House of Scotland hosts San Diego’s Tartan Day celebration on April 6th at Balboa Park.Tartan Day was created to celebrate Scottish history and the achievements of people of Scottish descent around the world. It commemorates the Scottish Declaration of Independence, from which the American Declaration of Independence was modeled, according to event organizers.The House of Scotland cottage, along with the House of Scotland Pipe Band will be hosting this fun, family day which will feature singing, dancing, music, a piping competition, clan booths, Scottish arts, children’s activities, and food.For more information click here.
Senators have a list of demands for Google. Future Publishing/Getty Images Ten Democratic senators, including presidential hopefuls Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have sent a letter to Google urging the tech giant to stop its “anti-worker practices.” The letter, dated July 25 and addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, said the company’s 121,000 contract and temporary workers should be promoted to full-time status. Google’s business model relies heavily on contract and temporary workers, so much so that the population is larger than its full-time employees, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said in the letter obtained by The New York Times on Monday. Google’s temps and contractors outnumber full-time employees by 19,000 people.The senators’ demands for the workers also include prohibiting financial disincentives, wage and benefit parity, limit on the use of independent contractors and temporary workers to temporary or non-core work, prohibition of mandatory nondisclosure agreements, elimination of all noncompete clauses in contracts, and Google’s acceptance of liability for any workplace violations that occur with independent contractors or temp workers. The senators requested that Google respond before Aug. 9. The company responded Monday. “We are proud to create economic opportunities for both the people we employ directly and our extended workforce of vendors, temporary staff and independent contractors, and believe that our practices in this regard accord with the highest industry standards,” says a letter sent by Eileen Naughton, vice president of people operations, to the senators. “Respectfully, we strongly disagree with any suggestion that Google misuses independent contractors or temporary workers.” In the letter, Google said it engages “only a handful” of independent contractors when it wants to bring in highly specialized expertise. The company also said its temporary worker population makes up 3% of its total workforce. Along the same lines, vendors, which Google says accounts for the majority of its extended workforce, are hired for specialized uses too. “Being a temporary worker is not intended to be a path to employment at Google, and because we want to be clear and upfront, this is a part of our written policies and the training that all Google employees managing temporary staff must take,” Naughton said in the letter.In May, a group of temps who work on Google Assistant alleged wage theft against the tech giant. The group said Google pressured its contractors to work overtime without extra pay. After an internal complaint, Google fired the executive in charge of the project. In April, Google said it’d require the companies that supply the search giant with temporary and contract workers to provide them full benefits. The benefits would include health care, a $15 minimum wage and paid parental leave. The change came the same day 900 Google workers signed a letter demanding better treatment of the company’s temps, vendors and contractors. In its Aug. 5 letter, Google said these policies will go into effect at the beginning of 2020. The company said it expects the majority of its temporary staff and vendors to be covered under the standard by mid-2020. Originally published Aug. 5, 12:27 p.m. PT.Update, at 12:56 p.m. PT: Adds response from Google. Mobile Internet Internet Services Comments Tags Share your voice 14 Google
The Judge’s wife and son were shot at by their own security personnelCCO Public domainA 25-year-old police officer, who was a part of Punjab Chief Minister’s security team, was shot dead on early Sunday after he stopped a man from harassing women in the parking lot of a club in Phase XI of Mohali.The accused, identified as Charanjit Singh alias Sahil Sagar, fired three bullets at the victim, Sukhwinder Singh at 3:30 am. A bullet hit Sukhwinder’s chest, the second one brushed past the abdomen and the third missed him.Sukhwinder had joined the force in 2017 and is survived by his parents and two sisters. Sahil Sagar had visited the club with two male friends and one female friend. He was allegedly rubbing against other women on the dance floor even when they made their discomfort known, reported Times of India.Sukhwinder stepped in and a scuffle broke out between them. Sahil Sagar was removed from the premises by the bouncers a little after 2:30 am. However, he waited in the parking lot for Sukhwinder and the duo got into another fight which ended with Sahil shooting at Sukhwinder. The accused is still absconding. The police said there is no problem in arresting the accused since his identity and motive for murder are known. They identified him through the CCTV footage of the parking lot.”The identity of the accused is clear. We are questioning his accomplices and will arrest him soon. Teams have been formed to catch him,” Kuldeep Singh Chahal, Mohali’s senior superintendent of police told TOI.A case against Sahil has been filed under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 25, 27, 53 of the Arms Act and 302 (murder) under the Indian Penal Code at the Phase XI police station.
TYLER PRATT FOR KUTThe Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case that challenges local government employee benefits for married same-sex couples.At stake is whether the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide requires public agencies to provide taxpayer-subsidized benefits to same-sex spouses of government employees.Chuck Smith, executive director of the LGBT advocacy group Equality Texas, tells KUT’s Becky Fogel that he’s the first to admit there’s no constitutional right to employee benefits. But, he says, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision is clear: When it comes to marriage, same-sex couples have to be treated the same as opposite-sex couples.“So if the City of Houston, or any employer, provides benefits to its married opposite-sex employees, it is obligated to extend those same benefits, on the same terms and conditions, to same-sex married couples,” he says. The Texas Supreme Court initially declined to hear the case, which challenged Houston’s benefits policy for married same-sex couples. In an 8-1 decision, justices let stand a lower court decision upholding benefits.But the state’s high court reversed course last month under pressure from top Texas Republicans. Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amicus brief in October asking the all-Republican court to reconsider. They also asked the court to clarify that the U.S. Supreme Court case legalizing same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges, does not “bind state courts to resolve all other claims in favor of the right to same-sex marriage.”Copyright 2017 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. Share
Harris County Office of Emergency ManagementHarris County recently hosted a meeting with more than 70 organizations that will participate in updating its multi-hazard mitigation action plan.Harris County has started updating its current multi-hazard mitigation action plan, for which it will collaborate with multiple jurisdictions and receive feedback from the public.Harris County is vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes. The county, as well as the Flood Control District, municipalities, special purpose districts, private non-profits and several stakeholder organizations will participate in the partnership.Harris County has received federal grant funds to update the plan and recently hosted a meeting with 120 attendees from more than 70 organizations that will participate in the process.“Although the current plan doesn’t expire until 2020, our office starts working with our partners and the public well in advance. The overall goal is to update the plan to help minimize the impacts of future disasters and to make us eligible for federal hazard mitigation funds,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.It takes approximately 18 months to complete the updates before the final plan is submitted to the State of Texas and FEMA for review. Once approved, each jurisdiction may adopt the plan, which will allow their communities to more readily access hazard mitigation and disaster recovery funds from FEMA when a disaster occurs.Harris County will provide several opportunities for public input and comments by publishing public notices of meetings, hosting public input workshops, posting the draft plan online for public review; and seeking stakeholder and subject matter expert input.The steering committee will consist of 16 jurisdictions and 16 stakeholders that represent the entire planning partnership and oversees the planning process.All steering committee meetings will be open to the public. The first meeting will take place on October 18th, 10 a.m. to noon at Houston TranStar, 6922 Katy Road, Conference Room 120-A, Houston, Texas 77024.Future meetings will be posted at https://www.readyharris.org/mitigation. Share
Wallace D. Loh says UM’s Byrd Stadium should be renamed.University of Maryland at College Park President Wallace D. Loh recommended changing the name of the university’s football stadium from Byrd Stadium, which honors a longtime university president who was a staunch advocate against integration, to Maryland Stadium.The recommendation was made to the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, which has oversight of building names. The Board of Regents will consider this request at a hearing on Dec. 11.“This is a difficult and emotion-laden issue,” Loh said in a campus-wide email announcing his decision on Dec. 7. “Any outcome will likely please few.”Harry C. “Curley” Byrd was a former football player who taught English and history and served as athletic director, eventually rising to university president. Byrd was president from 1935 until 1954, a time when the campus grew significantly.President Loh states in his campus-wide email that “President Byrd is rightly regarded as ‘Father and Builder’ of UMD over a 43-year career here, retiring in 1954. He dramatically increased enrollment, faculty, funding, and the size of the campus. He laid the foundation for today’s achievements. He earned his place in our University’s history.”But he is also very well known for his opposition to racial integration in the beginning stages of the civil rights movement.When Baltimore’s Parren J. Mitchell filed a lawsuit to be admitted to the university’s graduate school in 1950, Byrd issued an order to set up classes for him in Baltimore in hopes of thwarting the lawsuit. A court ordered that Mitchell be granted full status in College Park.Mitchell went on to earn a master’s degree from College Park, teach at Morgan State, work in politics and win the election to Congress in 1970, where he would lead the Congressional Black Caucus. He died in 2007 at age 85.In October, the Board of Regents unanimously approved renaming the Art-Sociology Building in his honor. On Dec. 3, the university held a ceremony to celebrate the newly renamed building in Mitchell’s honor. On hand that day was senior sociology major and activist Colin Byrd, who is not related to the stadium’s namesake. Byrd, with the aid of a megaphone, challenged President Loh referencing that only 1 percent of the university’s contracts in 2014 were given to Black vendors with Minority Business Enterprise status, which he described as a form of economic injustice. “That’s not acceptable, and I know you’re not going to answer, but I have to say this because you need to call this out for what it is, this is B.S.” Byrd said according to the Diamondback.In an interview with the AFRO Byrd said “I think it [the campus-wide email] goes down in the history of the University of Maryland as a turning point. Where we tell our athletes and recruits going forward that no longer will you have to play the sport you love within the symbolic shadows of someone who would have hated you.”The outrage of buildings and monuments being named after pro-segregationist individuals on campuses is not isolated to the University of Maryland. On Nov. 18 the Black Justice League, a student organization at Princeton University, organized a 32 hour protest to improve race relations on campus which included occupying university president Christopher Eisgruber’s office. One of their primary demands was the removal of the name of President Woodrow Wilson, one of the university’s most honored alumni and a former university president, from buildings and schools on campus. Martin A. Mbugua, a spokesperson for Princeton, told the Washington Post that Eisgruber is listening to the students demands and that, ”The conversation about that [removing Wilson’s name from the building] will continue.”