Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation

first_imgGovernment Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 27, 2013 | 6:11 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will be at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s South Lake Street office Wednesday morning to ask her to take a leadership role in Congress on climate change legislation and resources, in response to the upcoming wildfire season.The grassroots organization, in a news statement, said an increase is needed in resources that corresponds with the increasing number of fires that harm individual homeowners and businesses at a cost of billions to the state’s economy.“Automatic, across-the-board spending cuts caused by Congressional inability to deal with the sequester is forcing the Agriculture Department to shed 500 firefighters and 50 engines,” according to their statement.Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chu’s Pasadena office, 527 S. Lake Ave., the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will speak about the harm wildfires are doing to the economy of California and to request that Rep. Chu lead on climate change issues in Congress.The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action (OFA) is comprised of volunteers throughout Glendale, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.They said there have been 1,569 wildfires in California so far this year — 85 percent more than average. More than 40,000 acres have burned in California this month alone.Also, California spends $800 million on fighting wildfires each year and these events are projected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of the West by 2050 as projected by some studies, according to their news statement.“When it comes to climate change, too many lawmakers refuse to accept the science—and the danger—we face,” according to their statement. “We can’t make real progress on this issue until Congress is forced to acknowledge the problem, and in the coming weeks OFA volunteers are planning for some serious on-the-ground action to do just that.”For more information about Wednesday’s meeting at Chu’s office and more information about the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action, email [email protected] Business News Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Tiny tweezers

first_img As quantum science and engineering come into their own, co-directors of new initiative say anything is possible Related Electrons, up really close Team makes most precise measure ever of their charge For most people, tweezers are a thing you’d find in a medicine cabinet or beauty salon, useful for getting rid of ingrown hairs or sculpting eyebrows.Those designed by John Doyle and Kang-Kuen Ni have more exotic applications.Using precisely focused lasers that act as “optical tweezers,” the pair have been able to capture and control individual, ultracold molecules — the eventual building-blocks of a quantum computer — and study the collisions between molecules in more detail than ever before. The work is described in a paper published in Science on Sept. 13.“We’re interested in doing two things,” said Doyle, the Henry B. Silsbee Professor of Physics and co-director of the Quantum Science and Engineering Initiative. “One is building up complex quantum systems, which are interesting because it turns out that if you can put together certain kinds of quantum systems they can solve problems that can’t be solved using a classical computer, including understanding advanced materials and perhaps designing new materials, or even looking at problems we haven’t thought of yet, because we haven’t had the tools.“The other is to actually hold these molecules so we can study the molecules themselves to get insight into their structure and the interactions between molecules,” he continued. “We can also use them to look for new particles beyond the Standard Model, perhaps explaining key cosmological questions.”Ni, the Morris Kahn Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, explained that the work began with a cloud of molecules — in this case calcium monofluoride molecules — trapped in a small chamber. Using lasers, the team cooled the molecules to just above absolute zero, then used optical tweezers to capture them.,“Because the molecules are very cold, they have very low kinetic energy,” Ni said. “An optical tweezer is a very tightly focused laser beam, but the molecules see it as a well, and as they move into the tweezer, they continue to be cooled and lose energy to fall to the bottom of the tweezer trap.”Using five beams, Ni, Doyle, and colleagues were able to hold five separate molecules in the tweezers, and demonstrate exacting control over them.“The challenge for molecules, and the reason we haven’t done it before, is because they have a number of degrees of freedom — they have electronic and spin states, they have vibration, they have rotation, with each molecule having its own features,” she said. “In principle, one could choose the perfect molecule for a particular use — you can say I want to use this property for one thing, and another property for something else. But the molecules, whatever they are, have to be controlled in the first place. The novelty of this work is in being able to have that individual control.”While capturing individual molecules in optical tweezers is a key part of potentially building what Doyle called a “quantum simulator,” the work also allowed researchers to closely observe a process that has remained largely mysterious: the collision between molecules.“Simple physics questions deserve answers,” Doyle said. “And a simple physics question here is, what happens when two molecules hit each other? Do they form a reaction? Do they bounce off each other? In this ultracold, quantum region … we don’t know much.“There are a number of very good theorists who are working hard to understand if quantum mechanics can predict what we’re going to see,” he continued. “But, of course, nothing motivates new theory like new experiments, and now we have some very nice experimental data.”In subsequent experiments, Ni said the team is using the optical tweezers to “steer” molecules together and study the resulting collisions.In separate experiments, researchers from her lab explore reactions of ultracold molecules. “We are studying these reactions at ultracold temperatures, which haven’t been achieved previously,” she said. “And we’re seeing new things.” Harvard’s quantum leapcenter_img Two atoms combined in dipolar molecule Achievement could lead to more-efficient quantum computing Ni was also the author of a 2018 study that theorized how captured molecules, if brought close enough together, might interact, potentially enabling researchers to use them to perform quantum calculations.“The idea of Kang-Kuen’s paper is that we can bring these single molecules together and couple them, which is equivalent to a quantum gate, and do some processing,” Doyle said. “So that coupling could be used to perform quantum processing.”The current study is also noteworthy for its collaborative nature, Doyle said.“We talk a lot about collaboration in the Harvard Quantum Initiative and the Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA), and the bottom line is this collaboration was driven by scientific interest, and included Wolfgang Ketterle at MIT, one of our CUA colleagues” he said. “We all have strong scientific interest in molecules, and the fact that Kang-Kuen’s lab is in chemistry and my lab is here in physics has not been a significant barrier.“It has been absolutely fabulous working together to solve these problems. And one of the big reasons why is when you have two faculty members from two different departments, they’re not only bringing their personal scientific perspective, they’re bringing to some degree, all the knowledge from their groups together.”This research was supported with funding from the National Science Foundation. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Man United finally seal N1.4bn loan deal for ex-Eagles star Ighalo

first_imgManchester United have completed the £3m (about N1.4bn) loan signing of ex-Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo – but the deal does not include an option to buy. Ready for Old Trafford: Sportsmail’s mocked up image of how Odion Ighalo will look in United red According to the Daily Mail report, Ighalo will travel back from China in the next few days. United see him as a short-term fix to striker problems exacerbated by Marcus Rashford’s back fracture, and good value for six months. The report further added that the Red Devils beat Spurs to his signature with Jose Mourinho trying to solve his own striker crisis at the last minute. In addition, Man United to pay just a third of Odion Ighalo’s mammoth wages during his time at Old Trafford. United sealed the shock deal late in the evening on deadline day for the former Watford striker. He will join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side until the end of the season. Loading… Read Also: BREAKING: Man Utd agree deal to sign Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua Bournemouth were determined not lose King, 28, and United faced having to break the bank to stand any chance of persuading the Cherries to part with the former former Old Trafford academy product. Ighalo will now return to the Premier League with United, having left three years ago for China. Ighalo netted 40 goals in 100 games for Watford before signing for Shanghai Shenhua in a £22m deal. The Nigerian  enjoyed a decent season last term, scoring 10 goals in 19 games for Shanghai despite missing over two months with a hamstring problem. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United have agreed a contract that will see them contribute £100,000-per-week of that figure while he is on their books. United turned their attention to Ighalo in their increasingly frantic search for a striker after Bournemouth wanted £40million for Josh King. United conceded defeat in their bid to land Bournemouth’s King after their offer of around £20m on Thursday night was quickly rebuffed and described as ‘a joke’ by senior Bournemouth officials. They followed that up by informing the Cherries they are now looking at alternatives to King rather than planning to make an improved offer. Striker Ighalo, 30, has just under two years left on his £300,000-per-week contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBear Cubs ‘Dancing’ In Forest Delight The InternetThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Bothroyd standing by as QPR assess strikers ahead of West Brom clash

first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes will delay naming his team to face West Brom today in order to give Jamie Mackie and Bobby Zamora every chance to prove their fitness.Mackie picked up a knock against Swansea in midweek, while Zamora is nursing a knee problem.Both players will be assessed before the game at The Hawthorns and Hughes is hopeful they will be able to play, but says he will have no qualms about selecting the likes of Jay Bothroyd if need be.AdChoices广告Djibril Cisse is suspended, while DJ Campbell and particularly Heidar Helguson are being carefully monitored following their recent injury problems.“Jay’s available and is motivated and ready to play if called upon,” said Hughes, who has included Armand Traore in his squad following the player’s recovery from a hamstring strain.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

WATCH: SS Rajamouli reveals Magadheera’s box office figures were inflated

first_imgBaahubali 2 is not the first success story of filmmaker SS Rajamouli. The director has a Midas touch; he has had no flops in his career of 12 years. Among his blockbusters is Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal-starrer Magadheera, and it raised a few eyebrows when he did not attend the celebrations of the film’s success.In a recent interview, Rajamouli revealed the reason behind his absence. Apparently, the filmmaker was unhappy with the film’s producer, Allu Aravind, for inflating the film’s box office figures. “My film Simhadri enjoyed a great box office run of 100 days in quite a number of theatres. We were all very happy, but the producers inflated the numbers and claimed that it ran for 175 days for publicity. I felt irritated and humiliated by that,” he said.Rajamouli added, “I told him that let us not do the same thing with Magadheera, and he agreed. I wanted to put a full stop to this bad trend. Magadheera became one of the biggest Tollywood blockbusters of all-time. When I was excited about the success, they started publicising that it ran 100 days in so many theatres. I confronted Aravind about it and he said he didn’t want to, but had to, because of pressure from fans. I could understand his situation, but at the same time, I didn’t want to endorse all those wrong calculations.”WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW HEREMeanwhile, Baahubali 2 has raked in over Rs 1650 crore worldwide, with just the Hindi version raking in Rs 500 crore domestically. The film is set to release in China next month, hoping to recreate its winning streak in the country.advertisementALSO READ: Is Sushant-Kriti’s Raabta really inspired from Magadheera? PHOTO: Baahubali 2 star Prabhas is back in India, sports a new look ALSO WATCH: Prabhas & Rana Daggubati talk about their ultimate face-off in Baahubali 2last_img read more

a month agoAtletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak satisfied with derby point

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak satisfied with derby pointby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was satisfied with their 0-0 draw against Real Madrid.Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played out a stalemate at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday evening.”We didn’t risk much and neither did they,” Oblak said afterwards.”Neither of us wanted to lose, so I think a draw is the fair result.”We’ll improve in the next matches.”The atmosphere in the stadium was electric as always, which earned special praise from the goalkeeper.”The fans have been spectacular as always,” Oblak continued.”We should have done better on our part and been more focused with cool heads.”In the end we were sandwiched. The season is long, though, and we have to improve day by day.” last_img read more

Video: Bret Bielema May Have Also Bumped Into Kenyan Drake On Purpose

first_imgbret bielema kenyan drakebret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.last_img

Game Of Thrones Maisie Williams Jumps From A Plane For Dolphins

first_imgGame Of Thrones star Maisie Williams threw herself out of a plane for dolphins this week.Ric O’Barry and Maisie Williams after their skydiveCredit/Copyright: DolphinProject.netThe star, who is currently appearing in the latest season of Dr Who, took to the skies for a charity skydive with Dolphin Project founder Ric O’Barry.“The jump was fantastic!” said Maisie. “As an ambassador for Dolphin Project, I was so happy to be able to raise money and awareness for their amazing cause. It was so much fun to celebrate Ric’s 76th birthday by jumping out of a plane 15000 feet in the air!”Over $1000 was raised during the jump for Dolphin Project, which aims to put an end to dolphin exploitation and slaughter once and for all.“Skydiving is something I have done before and enjoyed so much, so I thought, why not do it for a good cause?” added Maisie. “Doing wild things for charity brings more attention to topics I feel are really important.”To find out more about Dolphin Project, click here.last_img read more

UK leader seeks EU lifeline after surviving confidence vote

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking a lifeline from European Union leaders after winning a no-confidence vote triggered by Conservative lawmakers unhappy with her Brexit plan.May will ask the 27 other EU leaders at a Brussels summit Thursday for reassurances about the Brexit divorce deal that she can use to win over a skeptical British Parliament. The British leader scrapped a planned vote on the deal this week when it became clear she would lose.The bloc is adamant there can be no substantive changes to the legally-binding withdrawal agreement.On Wednesday evening, May survived a vote on her leadership from Conservative lawmakers by 200-117. The victory gives her a reprieve from domestic pressure but the size of the rebellion underscores the unpopularity of her Brexit plan.The Associated Presslast_img read more

One charged after incident on Highway 43 near Crooked Creek

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – One person has been charged after an incident near Crooked Creek Alberta.At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018, a Grande Prairie RCMP member attempted to stop a stolen vehicle near Crooked Creek, Alta off Highway 43. A confrontation occurred between a lone male suspect and the officer which resulted in the discharge of a police weapon.The suspect fled in the vehicle on to Highway 43. The suspect vehicle then rolled near Range Road 254A and Township 710. The suspect was later arrested with the assistance of Police Dog Services near the Greenview Golf Course. The suspect was not injured as result of the confrontation but sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision.No injuries were sustained by the involved officer or members of the public.Gordon Randal Rawlyk (42) of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following offences:Assault Police Officer with a weaponFlight from policePossession of property obtained by crime over $5,000Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x2)Dangerous operation of a motor vehicleFraudulent concealmentRawlyk was held for a bail hearing and released for a court appearance on Jan. 23, 2019 at Grande Prairie Provincial Court.As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.last_img read more