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Chargers love being on Thanksgiving Day stage against Dallas Cowboys

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:40

Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward knows the drill.

Thursday when his team takes the field in Dallas to play the Cowboys, it’ll be a tremendous opportunity. Every football fan near a television will be watching. There will be no Red Zone channel or other games to distract attention.

Thanksgiving...

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Angels hire former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus for front office post

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:40

The Angels on Wednesday hired former Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to be a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, finished his long major league career as a Dodger in 2010. The Tigers hired him three years later. After he posted a .486 winning percentage in four seasons,...

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UCLA report: Facing another game after USC is not a good Bruins scenario

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:35

After losing to cross-town rival USC on Saturday, UCLA now has a football coach to hire and at least one more game to play.

History says the latter challenge could be just as unnerving as the former.

In the last 50 years, the Bruins have played nine regular-season games after what typically has...

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Saudi-led coalition pledges to ease crippling Yemen blockade

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country’s main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this month.
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The Latest: Group: Pledge to ease Yemen blockade falls short

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local):
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The Latest: Macron denounces sale of migrants in Libya

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):
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Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners’ exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.
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Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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FBI examining Border Patrol agent’s death as a ‘potential assault’

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
But days later, the circumstances of Rogelio Martinez’s death remain unclear.
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More remains belonging to Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger, military says

Washington Post Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:29
The announcement is the latest detail in the ongoing saga of a mission gone horribly wrong.
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Fantasy Football: Who to Start in N.F.L. Week 12

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 04:10
Ben Roethlisberger could have a big day against the Packers, and if you have a Saints running back, keep starting them.
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Looking at Michigan's Harbaugh, and his record in big games

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:55

The question made Jim Harbaugh pause and shake his head a little, then break into a quizzical sort of smile: What should people think of his record in big games since he took over as Michigan’s football coach?

“I don’t know,” he finally said, before returning to the work of chewing hard on his...

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Gabby Douglas Says She Also Was Abused by Gymnastics Team Doctor

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:52
Ms. Douglas, an Olympic gymnast who drew fire for saying it was a woman’s job “to dress modestly” to avoid harassment, is the latest to accuse Lawrence G. Nassar.
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'I Don't Believe In Science,' Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:50

"Mad" Mike Hughes plans to take the rocket built from salvaged metal on a flight across the Mojave Desert on Saturday. His stated mission: to overturn two millennia of scientific understanding.

(Image credit: Waldo Stakes/AP)

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Zimbabwe's President-To-Be Returns Home After Brief Exile

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:20

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president of Zimbabwe, fled the country earlier this month. He's returned to take over from longtime president Robert Mugabe, who resigned under pressure.

(Image credit: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images)

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College football viewers' guide: Rivalries highlight weekend action

LA Times Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:05

Need some help deciding which college football games to watch? Look no further. Each Friday, Times contributor Chuck Schilken handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on the weekend’s menu of games:

FRIDAY MORNING

8:30 a.m.: Western Michigan at Toledo, ESPNU. 9 a.m.: No. 2 Miami at Pittsburgh,...

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Earth Is Lit, And That's A Problem

NPR Headlines - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:03

Over the last five years, global light pollution has increased nearly 10 percent, a new study shows, The fastest rise occurred in developing nations.

(Image credit: NASA)

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CBS and PBS fire Charlie Rose amid sexual harassment allegations

Nation of Change - Thu, 2017-11-23 03:00

In response to a recent Washington Post report detailing decades of sexual misconduct and harassment, both CBS and PBS announced on Tuesday that veteran journalist Charlie Rose has been fired by both media organizations. According to the allegations, at least eight women have accused Rose of making unwanted sexual advances, appearing nude in their presence, or groping them.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a note to his staff on Tuesday. “This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.

“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace – a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.”

Rhodes concluded, “I’m deeply disappointed and angry that people were victimized – and that even people not connected with these events could see their hard work undermined. If all of us commit to the best behavior and the best work – that is what we can be known for.”

“In light of yesterday’s revelations, PBS has terminated its relationship with Charlie Rose and canceled distribution of his programs,” a PBS spokesperson said in a statement. “PBS expects all the producers we work with to provide a workplace where people feel safe and are treated with dignity and respect.”

Both CBS and PBS immediately suspended Rose on Monday in the wake of the Washington Post article before deciding to terminate the 75-year-old reporter. On Tuesday morning, Rose’s co-hosts, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, appeared on “CBS This Morning” to address the sexual harassment allegations against him.

“There is no excuse for this alleged behavior,” O’Donnell asserted. “It is systematic and pervasive, and I’ve been doing a lot of listening, and I’m going to continue to do that. This I know is true: Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning and a taking of responsibility.”

“We are all rocked by this,” King admitted. “And I – I want to echo what Norah said. I really applaud the women that speak up despite the friendship. He doesn’t get a pass because I can’t stop thinking about the anguish of these women, what happened to their dignity, what happened to their bodies, what happened maybe to even their careers.”

In a statement posted to Twitter, Rose wrote, “In my 45 years of journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked. Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues.

“It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed. I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these accusations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.

“I have learned a great deal as a result of these events, and I hope others will too. All of us, including me, are coming to a newer and deeper recognition of the pain caused by conduct in the past, and have come to a profound new respect for women and their lives.”

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Protestants and Catholics Meet, on the Cricket Pitch

US Sports - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:49
A cricket match between the Anglican and Catholic churches with the goal of fostering unity.
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Costa Rica runs 300 days on renewable energy

Nation of Change - Thu, 2017-11-23 02:30

According to the Costa Rican Institute of Electricity (ICE), Costa Rica has run entirely on renewable energy for more than 300 days in 2017, and they have not needed to resort to thermal backup to generate power since May 1.

This accomplishment adds to an already impressive renewable track record. Costa Rica ran on renewable energy for 299 and 271 days in 2015 and 2016 respectively. The U.S. generated only about 15 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources in 2016.

Currently, 99.62% of the Costa Rica’s electricity production comes from its five clean energy sources: water, wind, sun, geothermal and biomass, with hydroelectricity generating the largest percentage of energy:

  • Hydroelectric: 78.26%
  • Wind: 10.29%
  • Geothermal: 10.23%
  • Solar and biomass: 0.84%

It’s important to note that this incredible statistic can be misleading. We are talking about electricity consumption only.

According to Costa Rican clean development adviser Dr. Monica Araya, 99% renewable energy production is a “fantastic achievement,” but “It hides a paradox, which is that nearly 70 per cent of all our energy consumption is oil.”

And not all renewable electricity is created equal. Hydroelectric power provides the majority of the country’s electricity, but dams can have negative environmental and social consequences.

Thankfully, wind energy production has also reached a record high in 2017, contributing 1,014.82 gigawatt hours just since January.

With 16 wind farms located in the provinces of San José and Guanacaste and winds expected to increase through the December, wind energy production is proving to be an important part of the renewable energy future in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has achieved something incredible and shown the rest of the world what’s possible with renewable energy.

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