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19 Jul 19
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19 Jul 19
TV Aerials Sunderland

Roy Englert, 96, added yet another world record to his collection at last week’s USATF Masters Outdoor Championships, running the 5000m in 42:30.23 to shatter the existing age group mark by nearly eight minutes at the Cyclone Sports Complex in Ames, Iowa. from Pocket https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/19/96-year-old-roy-englert-runs-42-minute-5k-to-shatter-age-group-world-record via TV/a>

19 Jul 19
Metro Manila

A day after Falcon’s exit, LPA becomes Goring  Rappler Signal No. 1 is raised in Batanes due to Tropical Depression Goring, the Philippines’ 7th tropical cyclone for 2019. View full coverage on Google News https://ift.tt/2Y7eaWj

19 Jul 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Athletics Englert, 96, runs 5000m in 42:30.23 to set age-group record Virginia native already held the records in 800m and 1500m Roy Englert on running: ‘It’s fun. It’s not fun while you’re doing it, but it’s fun when you’re finished.’ Photograph: USATF Roy Englert, 96, added yet another world record to his collection at last […]

17 Jul 19
Women in Media Australia

By Eliza Reilly Being appointed the first female editor of the NT News, Rachel Hancock prepared herself for a life of crocs, campaign journalism and cyclones. But first the page three girls had to go – a big call given she risked reader backlash. The ‘Sunday Stunner’ was a weekly segment, which featured women dressed […]

19 Jul 19
The Colorado Sun
In the fast-paced legislative environment, missing one day can mean missing dozens of votes. And it can add up through the session.  Colorado’s 100 lawmakers missed a combined 898 final votes out of 47,302 opportunities during the 120-day legislative session, according to a Colorado Sun analysis of the 2019 term. The General Assembly approved 460 bills to send to Gov. Jared Polis, the vast majority of which were bipartisan. Benchmarked against historical data, the total number of absences is the second most in the last five years behind only the 2018 session. Democratic House Speaker KC Becker missed 24 votes, most of them on a single Friday in April. She said she took the day off to travel to the East Coast and discuss medical care of a family member. As the chamber’s leader, Becker said she could have rearranged the schedule but didn’t. “I wasn’t going to hold up the calendar,” the Boulder lawmaker said. “Especially when if there were bills that I knew were going to pass.”  The rationale speaks to another finding from the analysis: The absences didn’t appear to change the outcome of any major legislation. Democrats hold 41 seats in the House compared to 24 for Republicans. In the Senate, Democrats occupy 19 positions compared to 16 for Republicans. The strong Democratic majorities mean every member’s vote isn’t always crucial, and floor leaders avoid bringing up controversial bills if they fear they don’t have the votes to pass. Even though this year was higher than normal, absences per lawmaker remain relatively rare. Only three of 35 senators and seven of 65 House members missed 6% or more of the recorded final floor votes for bills, the analysis found. MORE: GOP blasted Democrats for the 2019 legislative session. But they supported nearly every bill, a Colorado Sun analysis shows. A part-time legislature juggles work back home When a bill to increase local control over oil and gas regulation came up for a vote in the state Senate on March 13, Grand Junction Sen. Ray Scott missed it. Senate Bill 181, which passed on a party-line vote, was one of five bills the GOP Senate minority whip missed voting on that day. All told, Scott missed 51 votes in the most recent session, 11% of 467 floor votes in the Senate, the most of any lawmaker in the chamber. “As you know, we work for a living,” said Scott, who is a consultant working in transportation after a career in the oil and gas industry. The job is considered part-time, and some lawmakers are taking time off from running businesses or working other jobs to serve during the session that runs from early January to early May. Lawmakers also attend occasional meetings the rest of the year, depending on committee appointments. Family obligations, medical needs and even a day job can get in the way.  The majority of states support only part-time legislative bodies, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures, which is based in Denver. Only 10 states have the equivalent of full-time lawmakers. The Sun analysis examined only third readings of bills in the House and Senate, excluding reconsideration of amendments by the opposite chamber, using data provided by legislative council staff. When the Senate adopted House amendments to the oil and gas bill in early April, Scott was present and voted against it. Most lawmakers receive permission to miss votes ahead of time. In 43 votes over 11 days, Scott was listed as excused, which means he received leadership approval to miss legislative action.  Of those, 17 were on Fridays when he said he flies back to Grand Junction. He also missed five votes on March 13, when a “bomb cyclone” disabled much of Denver.  The issue of missed votes became a major touchpoint during the legislative session when Senate Republicans complained about a breach of decorum. On March 22, five Republicans were listed as absent for eight votes that took place after 9 p.m. on a  Friday. The Democratic leadership scheduled the votes after accusing Republicans of using stalling tactics to delay action.  Scott and colleagues Don Coram of Montrose, Larry Crowder of Alamosa, Kevin Priola of Henderson, and Jim Smallwood of Parker, all believed they’d received permission to be excused but were instead marked absent by Senate President Leroy Garcia of Pueblo. Those 40 votes were the only unexcused absences during the session in either House. Scott called it “the famous night when they did the call of the Senate and all of us were gone.” State Sen. Larry Crowder, of Alamosa, explains on March 25, 2019, why he was among the five Republicans absent for a vote Friday night on the red flag gun bill. The absences and the Democratic response led to calls for bipartisanship. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun) Family and health are other reasons for missed votes Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg, a Sterling Republican, missed 38 third-reading votes, mostly on April 27, when the House and Senate met on a Saturday for the first time in years.  “I was excused for my grandson’s first birthday,” Sonnenberg explained in an email. “It was scheduled on a Saturday, knowing we have never met on Saturday, so I and other family members from out of state could make it.” Sonnenberg was the only senator who missed the Saturday session. But up to six House members were excused at various times the same day. Rep. Tony Exum Sr., a Colorado Springs Democrat, missed 65 of 478 possible votes in the House, the most in the chamber, because he was absent five different days. The days he missed included the last two days of the legislative session. Like others marked as excused, Exum received permission from House leadership to miss those days during the session. “I had previous things going on,” Exum said. “I either had a doctor’s appointment or something going on.” This reporting is made possible by our members. You can directly support independent watchdog journalism in Colorado for as little as $5 a month. Start here: coloradosun.com/join More from The Colorado Sun How a discarded title for her previous book became a Colorado author’s inspiration for the next one Tri-State shifts shape to ease pressure from member co-ops, cheap renewable energy A K-9 detective does his job well, which means Deputy Mattie Cobb has another mystery on her hands Colorado lawmakers missed a significant number of votes in the 2019 legislative session What’d I Miss: Are you a socialist, Ossie?
19 Jul 19
Calgary Herald

Over 10 days of the Calgary Stampede, I heard a lot of conversations and a lot of opinions. I tried to take note of all the various hot topics that I heard discussed, sometimes heatedly, sometimes passionately, and often with good humour and a shaking head. Here are the top 20:  1. Trudeau’s non-announcement about […]

19 Jul 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

US morning briefing US news Friday’s top story: Tehran denies that US shot down its drone in strait of Hormuz. Plus, the Cats movie trailer is trending for all the wrong reasons A helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the USS Boxer in the strait of Hormuz. Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Good morning, I’m Tim […]

13 Jul 19
Powell's Travel Odyssey

Today was a long day, 380km along the Birdsville Track over gibbers the size of your fist, sand and hard packed clay. Sometimes speed dropping to less than 40km/hr while others cruising along at 100km/hr. With the punctures of yesterday and still a slow leak in the rear right car tire we kept checking every […]

19 Jul 19
Russia News Now

Torso in a box, Nathan Purifoy Outdoor Museum, Joshua Tree. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + After the scenes of mass psychosis in North Carolina on Wednesday night, you’d think the Democrats would finally extinguish their happy trope about “bringing the country together”, concentrate on protecting their most valuable assets (the 4 Horsewomen of the Political […]

19 Jul 19
AFROINSIDER

By Chimwemwe Mangazi: Chairperson of Malawi Stock Exchange-listed Press Corporation Limited (PCL), Patrick Khembo, has said the conglomerate has set a good platform for growth and is bound to grow in 2019 if conditions are favourable. This came out at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) held Thursday in Blantyre, where some minority shareholders expressed […]

19 Jul 19
Materials and Manufacturing News

In the current global market, the importance of North American and European markets is self-evident. In particular, North American market includes two developed countries, the United States and Canada, whose per capita GDP surpasses Europe, and is at the forefront or closest to the forefront in the fields of food machinery and equipment, computer, medicine, […]