National Hockey League news: March 8, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

There were 5 games played in the National Hockey League on March 7, 2008.

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New Jersey to legalize medical marijuana

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Jersey’s state legislature has passed a bill that will legalize medicinal marijuana for patients with chronic disease. The state’s outgoing Governor, Jon Corzine, said that he will sign the bill before he leaves office next week. Upon passage of the bill, New Jersey will become the 14th state in the nation to permit medical marijuana.

Patients with a prescription would be able to purchase up to 2 ounces (56.7 grams) of cannabis per month. The bill specifies that only certain chronic diseases are eligible, ALS, AIDS, cancer, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis. The bill specifically bans the unlicensed growing of cannabis, driving under the influence of the drug, and only allows six licensed dispensaries in the state.

One of the supporters of the bill, Assemblyman Reed Gusciora said that “I truly believe this will become a model for other states because it balances the compassionate use of medical marijuana while limiting the number of ailments that a physician can prescribe it for”.

Opponents of the bill point to California where they say that cannabis is too loosely regulated. Governor-elect Chris Christie said that “I think we all see what’s happened in California,” he said. “It’s gotten completely out of control.”

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Saturn moon Enceladus may have salty ocean

Thursday, June 23, 2011

NASA’s Cassini–Huygens spacecraft has discovered evidence for a large-scale saltwater reservoir beneath the icy crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The data came from the spacecraft’s direct analysis of salt-rich ice grains close to the jets ejected from the moon. The study has been published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

Data from Cassini’s cosmic dust analyzer show the grains expelled from fissures, known as tiger stripes, are relatively small and usually low in salt far away from the moon. Closer to the moon’s surface, Cassini found that relatively large grains rich with sodium and potassium dominate the plumes. The salt-rich particles have an “ocean-like” composition and indicate that most, if not all, of the expelled ice and water vapor comes from the evaporation of liquid salt-water. When water freezes, the salt is squeezed out, leaving pure water ice behind.

Cassini’s ultraviolet imaging spectrograph also recently obtained complementary results that support the presence of a subsurface ocean. A team of Cassini researchers led by Candice Hansen of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, measured gas shooting out of distinct jets originating in the moon’s south polar region at five to eight times the speed of sound, several times faster than previously measured. These observations of distinct jets, from a 2010 flyby, are consistent with results showing a difference in composition of ice grains close to the moon’s surface and those that made it out to the E ring, the outermost ring that gets its material primarily from Enceladean jets. If the plumes emanated from ice, they should have very little salt in them.

“There currently is no plausible way to produce a steady outflow of salt-rich grains from solid ice across all the tiger stripes other than salt water under Enceladus’s icy surface,” said Frank Postberg, a Cassini team scientist at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

The data suggests a layer of water between the moon’s rocky core and its icy mantle, possibly as deep as about 50 miles (80 kilometers) beneath the surface. As this water washes against the rocks, it dissolves salt compounds and rises through fractures in the overlying ice to form reserves nearer the surface. If the outermost layer cracks open, the decrease in pressure from these reserves to space causes a plume to shoot out. Roughly 400 pounds (200 kilograms) of water vapor is lost every second in the plumes, with smaller amounts being lost as ice grains. The team calculates the water reserves must have large evaporating surfaces, or they would freeze easily and stop the plumes.

“We imagine that between the ice and the ice core there is an ocean of depth and this is somehow connected to the surface reservoir,” added Postberg.

The Cassini mission discovered Enceladus’ water-vapor and ice jets in 2005. In 2009, scientists working with the cosmic dust analyzer examined some sodium salts found in ice grains of Saturn’s E ring but the link to subsurface salt water was not definitive. The new paper analyzes three Enceladus flybys in 2008 and 2009 with the same instrument, focusing on the composition of freshly ejected plume grains. In 2008, Cassini discovered a high “density of volatile gases, water vapor, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as organic materials, some 20 times denser than expected” in geysers erupting from the moon. The icy particles hit the detector target at speeds between 15,000 and 39,000 MPH (23,000 and 63,000 KPH), vaporizing instantly. Electrical fields inside the cosmic dust analyzer separated the various constituents of the impact cloud.

“Enceladus has got warmth, water and organic chemicals, some of the essential building blocks needed for life,” said Dennis Matson in 2008, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

“This finding is a crucial new piece of evidence showing that environmental conditions favorable to the emergence of life can be sustained on icy bodies orbiting gas giant planets,” said Nicolas Altobelli, the European Space Agency’s project scientist for Cassini.

“If there is water in such an unexpected place, it leaves possibility for the rest of the universe,” said Postberg.

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Choosing The Right Cctv Systems In New Jersey


For most commercial business owners, trying to find a way to make sure everything is running as it should can be easier said than done. There are a number of issues you will have to stay on top of as a commercial building owner, and among the most important is the security features you have in place. With all of the different options in the world of security, finding the right one will take some time and effort on your part. One of the most effective ways to keep your building safe is by installing a CCTV system. Here are a few tips on finding the right CCTV Systems in New Jersey.

How Many Cameras Do You Need?

The first thing you need to think about when trying to find the right CCTV system is how many cameras you need to cover your building. Make sure you leave no blind spots when putting in your cameras. If you are unsure about how many you need, then you need to seek out the advice of a professional in the industry. The more you know about what you need to adequately cover your building, the easier you will find it to choose the right system. Visit website to find out more.

Can You Remote View?

Another important thing you need to consider when trying to find the right CCTV system is whether or not you will be to remote view the system from your home or phone. Some systems will allow you to view the activity on the cameras from anywhere with an Internet connection. By finding a system which allows to do this, you will be able to keep an eye on your building at any time. This can allow you to act faster in the event of a break-in, which can reduce the number of things you have stolen.

At Effective Alarm Systems of New Jersey, you will be able to get the CCTV Systems in New Jersey you need to protect your business. They will be able to get your new system up and going in no time at all. Call them or Browse the website for more information.

Cars big winner as 34th Annual Annie Awards handed out

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cars drove home the big prize last night, from the 34th Annual Annie Awards. The animation industry’s highest honor, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annies recognise contributions to animation, writing, directing, storyboarding, voice acting, composing, and much more.

As mentioned, Pixar took home the big prize last night, after facing stiff competition from four other Happy Feet, Monster House, Open Season, and Over the Hedge.

But the biggest winner of the night didn’t get a “Best Animated Feature” nod at all. Flushed Away won five feature animation categories including Animated Effects (Scott Cegielski), Character Animation (Gabe Hordos), Production Design (Pierre-Olivier Vincent), Voice Acting (Sir Ian McKellan as Toad), Writing (Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Chris Lloyd, Joe Keenan, and Will Davies).

Over The Hedge won awards for Directing (Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick), Storyboarding (Gary Graham), and Character Design (Nicolas Marlet).

Of little surprise, Randy Newman won an Annie for Cars in the “Music in an Animated Feature Production” category. Newman has won many Oscars for his movie music, and has a nomination this year for the song “Our Town”. Newman didn’t attend the Annies, instead picking up a Grammy for “Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media”.

DisneyToon Studios’ Bambi II won “Best Home Entertainment Production”, while “Best Animated Short Subject” went to Blue Sky Studios’ No Time For Nuts, which is based on Ice Age.

“Best Animated Video Game” went to Flushed Away The Game, while a United Airlines ad named “Dragon” won a “Best Animated Television Commercial” Annie for DUCK Studios.

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California governor signs new state budget, eligible Californians to get stimulus payments

Thursday, July 15, 2021

On Monday night, governor of the U.S. state of California Gavin Newsom signed a new US$262.6 billion budget bill for the state into law, with US$8.1 billion reserved for US$600 direct stimulus payments to Californians to aid in California’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill for the budget, SB 129, and the bill for the stimulus payments, SB 139, both passed both houses of the California Legislature for this fiscial year.

The payments, dubbed the Golden State Stimulus II, are set to be paid out to eligible California taxpaying residents beginning in September. To be eligible, residents must have filed a state tax return for last year, not be someone’s dependent, and must have earned no more than US$75 thousand in wages last year.

Eligible Californians would get a one-time payment of US$600, and households with dependents would receive an additional US$500. Around two-thirds of Californians are expected to get a stimulus payment, according to the governor’s office. Newsom initially proposed the payments in May to aid the state’s economic recovery, as part of his “California Comeback Plan”.

Californians who already received a stimulus payment earlier in the year are not eligible for this second payment. An additional payment of US$500 is still available for those who claimed dependents on their returns.

The budget also provides for US$5.2 billion in renters’ aid for low-income residents and landlords, which would pay for all rent left unpaid during the COVID-19 crisis, and cover rent for several coming months. Overdue water and utility payments would also be covered by US$2 billion in funding.

An additional US$1.5 billion was for grant money intended for small businesses, with US$120 million in tax credits for businesses willing to relocate to California.

California had a budget surplus of nearly US$76 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In signing SB 129, Newsom line-item vetoed Section 19.55 of the bill concerning US$2.58 billion in appropriations to various funds “on a technical basis”, citing in an explanation appropriations covered under the section were superseded by the budget. In California, a governor may approve a bill passed by the Legislature with specific items related to the budget rejected. The Legislature can override this line-item veto with a two-thirds vote of both the Assembly and the Senate.

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Colin Montgomerie: I’ll Talk To Nick Faldo About Ryder Cup As You Can Sometimes Learn More From A Defeat

Submitted by: Marry John

COLIN MONTGOMERIE has revealed he’ll pick flop Ryder Cup Captain Sir Nick Faldo’s brains this summer to learn from his failure. The Scot was left with a bitter taste in his mouth in 2008 when Faldo first failed to pick him as one of his wild cards for Valhalla, despite his heroic record across EIGHT cups, then failed to find the guts to tell him personally. But Monty WILL sit down with the skipper who lost Europe the trophy for only the second time in seven attempts, for the sake of his team. Because the new captain, who has also pencilled in chats with Sam Torrance, Bernhard Langer and Ian Woosnam ahead of October’s Celtic Manor showdown, believes you can sometimes learn more from a loser than a winner. Speaking at Gleneagles this week in his role as chairman of the Johnnie Walker Championship – the final qualifying event for this year’s Ryder Cup – Monty told MailSport: “I WILL be talking to Nick. He’s over for the Open Championship as a commentator. “I’ll be talking to him, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sam Torrance – the past four captains. “It’s only right to learn from their experiences. I thought Sam was brilliant, not because he was Scottish, simply because he was. “America sent over a much stronger team than we had in 2002 yet we won. How he got the four rookies through undefeated in the singles, how he made them believe they were part of it, that’s why we won. “Bernhard and Ian Woosnam had so-called easier tasks because Europe were becoming stronger. And then of course you can learn from defeat, sometimes more than you do if you won. “Learning from certain aspects of what Nick did, if he can sit down with me and we can talk openly and honestly about what he’d have done different in hindsight, we can learn from that for the sake of the European Tour.” Faldo blundered his way through to a disastrous five-point defeat to Paul Azinger’s Americans in Kentucky in 2008 – all the way from the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony. At one point the Englishman crudely stereotyped Padraig Harrington by saying he had been “hitting more balls than potatoes have been dug in his homeland”. He also didn’t know which part of Ireland Graeme McDowell came from and then he told the world to “bring their waterproofs” for the next Ryder Cup when the Welsh tourist board had been trying to promote Celtic Manor all week. And his decision to backload the singles draw with his star men on the Sunday proved the biggest disaster of the lot as he left Lee Westwood, Harrington and Ian Poulter all playing dead rubbers with the cup already lost. Even some of his off-course activities left the players baffled, like borrowing two drum kits from Iron Maiden legend Nicko McBrain for the team room. Monty, in his ever-acerbic style, said: “I have ideas about entertainment for the troops in the evening – but, ah, it won’t be drums… “There are 24 guys out there, not just 12. Much of the time the caddie is the only person the players can talk to. “It’s an important relationship and I’ll make sure they’re fully involved. So they will be part of it and we’ll have some fun. It’ll be enjoyable because if you enjoy what you do you’re usually good at it.” One thing Monty doesn’t have going for him this time out is the siege mentality that comes with being an underdog. He has seven of the world’s top 15, compared with the USA’s five right now, and he said: “I don’t have the advantage of playing up to the underdog role like some have had before me. “The rankings, the talent, being the home side, the fact we are undefeated here since 1993, I can’t deny we’re favourites and I don’t want to. I want to prove why we are and win it. “I don’t feel pressure. If I was sitting on a team less talented, maybe, but the talent we have is second to none. There’ll be no motivation required, they all want to be there and all of that takes the pressure away from me.”

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US to sell precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Bush administration officially notified Congress Monday of its intention to sell sophisticated precision-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia. The action, coinciding with President Bush’s visit to Saudi Arabia, is part of a broader U.S. effort to bolster Gulf allies in the face of a more assertive Iran. VOA’s David Gollust reports from the State Department.

The Bush administration has already briefed Congress on its arms sales plans for Saudi Arabia. Monday’s announcement sets in motion a 30-day period in which the House and Senate can block the plan with a joint resolution – an action that appears highly unlikely.

Under the proposed deal, worth more than $120 million, the United States would provide Saudi Arabia with 900 kits and associated equipment to convert conventional gravity bombs into GPS-guided smart-bombs, known as JDAMs.

The weapons are a mainstay of the U.S. military arsenal and their accuracy would vastly enhance the capability of the Saudi Air Force, which has top-of-the-line U.S.-made fighter-bomber aircraft.

The sale is part of a broader $20-billion arms package for Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states announced by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates last August on a mission to the Gulf, aimed at shoring up U.S. allies concerned about Iranian influence in the region.

Several elements of the broader package including sales of Patriot anti-missile systems to Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, and upgrades for Saudi Arabia’s AWACS airborne command and control planes, have already gotten congressional assent. Officials here say they also expect the Saudi J-DAMS sale to proceed despite concerns expressed by some congressional supporters of Israel.

At the time the Gulf weapons sales package was announced last year, the Bush administration also committed to a 10-year, $30-billion arms package for Israel, representing a 25 per cent increase in annual U.S. arms aid to that country.

Briefing reporters, State Department Spokesman Sean McCormack said the administration has assured Congress it would do nothing to upset Israel’s military edge over potential enemies in the region.

“We’ve spent a lot of time assuring that we abide by our commitments to a qualitative military edge for Israel,” said Sean McCormack. “This is something that President Reagan first talked about and it’s been reiterated and reconfirmed by each successive president after that. We’re committed to maintaining that qualitative military edge for Israel.”

Israel itself has not protested the pending sale. Israeli officials have said they anticipate being provided with a new-generation U.S. smart bomb more capable than J-DAMS, which have been in service for more than a decade.

A spokesman for House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Lantos, a prominent advocate for Israel in Congress, said he does not intend to push a resolution of disapproval.

However one House member, New York Democrat Anthony Weiner, said he would introduce such a measure and already has more than 30 co-sponsors.

Critics of the package have faulted Saudi Arabia’s record in combating terrorism and advancing political reform. Under questioning here, Spokesman McCormack said the Saudi government has made “quantum leaps” in action against terrorist cells and financing in recent years and has begun the process of reform, though not necessarily at a pace that would please some critics.

Two-thirds majorities of the members in both houses would be required to block the sale and officials here say chances for that appear nil.

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Interview with Mathew Njenga, City Council candidate for Wards 2 & 6 in Brampton, Canada

Thursday, October 5, 2006

The upcoming 2006 Brampton municipal election, to be held November 13, features an array of candidates looking to represent their wards in city council or the council of the Peel Region.

Wikinews contributor Nick Moreau contacted many of the candidates, including Mathew Njenga, asking them to answer common questions sent in an email. This ward’s incumbent is John A. Hutton; also challenging Hutton is Derrick Coke, Navdeep Gill, Jim Howell, Joyce Rodriguez, and Doug Whillans.

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The Absolute Best Anti Wrinkle Cream On The Market Today!

By Valerie Rosenbaum

If you are over the age of 40 and just starting to look for or use the best anti wrinkle cream on the market, you should see results. But, if you have younger friends or relatives, talk to them about the importance of prevention. Below are a few tips that you and your friends can use to improve your appearance, regardless of your age.

Always use a Good Moisturizer

Regardless of your skin’s type or your age, you should be using a good moisturizer after every shower and after you remove your makeup at night. Cleansing is an important part of good hygiene, but it also washes away protective sebum, an oily compound that lubricates and protects against damage.

There are a number of good moisturizers on the market, but quite a few bad ones, too. In order to identify the bad ones, you must read the label of ingredients.

The moisturizers that don’t work and could do more harm than good are those containing petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin and other petroleum derivatives. The ones that do work include plant-based oils, such as grape seed, jojoba and olive oil.

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Keeping the skin moisturized is important, because dry skin wrinkles faster and more easily. If you are using the best anti wrinkle cream on the market, the use of an additional moisturizer will be unnecessary, because all of the good manufacturers recognize the importance of improved moisture content.

Protect Against & Learn to Repair Free Radical Damage

Free radicals are largely to blame for many of the signs of aging, as well as having detrimental effects on the inside of your body. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables provide necessary antioxidants, which help prevent free radical damage.

Today, the best anti wrinkle cream on the market, of which there may be more than one, will contain lots of antioxidants, because research has proven that they can ‘reverse’ free radical damage. It all started with the topical application of vitamin E, but it has continued with tests on coenzyme Q10 and antioxidant-rich plant extracts.

In addition to increasing your antioxidant intake and using antioxidant rich creams, you should also avoid things that cause increased production of free radicals in the skin’s cells. Two of the skin’s big enemies are the sun and cigarette smoking, because they increase the production and activity of free radicals.

For 40 and over, Stimulate Collagen Production

Once you pass the age of 40, you really need the best anti wrinkle cream on the market, because the production of collagen beneath the skin’s outer layers slows down. Eventually, the slow down becomes drastic. The result, if it is not countered quickly, is loose sagging, wrinkled skin.

A number of natural ingredients have proven to be beneficial for stimulating collagen production. Some of the most effective seem to be Functional Keratin and avocado extract and the already mentioned coenzyme Q10.

If it is truly the best anti wrinkle cream on the market, the product you are using should contain a number of active ingredients like the ones mentioned in this article. If it’s just a mediocre product, it won’t do your skin much good. Remember to read the label of ingredients to be sure about what you are getting.

About the Author: Valerie Rosenbaum has spent the last several years researching anti wrinkle creams in an effort to find the best skin care products available on the market today. The product line she found uses all natural ingredients like Phytessence Wakame, Nano-Lipobelle HeQ10 & Cynergy TK. To learn more about what she found visit her website


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