Hoosiers struggling with utility bills could qualify for some help

first_img WhatsApp Hoosiers struggling with utility bills could qualify for some help Google+ Google+ By Tommie Lee – July 8, 2020 0 217 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (“power lines” by Christine, CC BY-SA 2.0) Indiana has received $17 million in additional funding through the CARES Act to help offset utility bills.Hoosiers who have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for $350 to assist with their utility bill.You can learn more by calling 2-1-1 or by clicking here. Previous articleJoe Kernan being treated for Alzheimer’s diseaseNext articleThree death row inmates set for execution in Terre Haute next week Tommie Lee Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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GUNS LOADED FIRES ON EIGHT DAYS REST TO WIN $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER GONZALEZ; O’NEILL TRAINEE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.60

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2016)–An allowance winner on dirt just eight days ago, the Doug O’Neill-conditioned Guns Loaded transitioned back to the turf in fine fashion on Sunday, as he took Santa Anita’s featured $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Guns Loaded negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course in 1:12.60.“All the credit goes to Doug,” said part-owner and O’Neill assistant, Steve Rothblum. “If you’re a numbers player, on the Ragozin Sheets, if you run them back off a good race, within nine days, they run great. If you wait longer, they don’t. It’s either run them back quick or run them back after 30 days.  “We lost this horse for 32 (thousand, dollars) at Del Mar (Nov. 5) and when we took him back in December (6, at Los Alamitos), Pete Miller did us a favor, ’cause he castrated him and it really helped him. He’s a neat little horse that tries his guts out. He can run on dirt or on grass, it’s so cool to watch him progress like that.”Second, about a length and half behind favored Rocket Heat crossing the dirt at the top of the stretch, Guns Loaded rallied powerfully to overhaul “Rocket” a furlong out and won as much best. Off at 6-1 in a field of seven, Guns Loaded paid $14.80, $6.00 and $3.20.“When we put him on the grass (three starts back, on Dec. 27) he ran huge,” said O’Neill. “But, he ran big last time when they took the race off the grass as well. He’ll definitely get a breather now. He’s done a lot here in eight days, so he’s deserving of a month off or so. What an honest, nice horse.”Owned by Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leo Rodriguez and Steve Rothblum, Guns Loaded, a 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat, he’s now two for five down the hillside turf and is 25-7-3-4 overall. With the winner’s share of $47,100, he increased his earnings to $346,570.Off at 9-5, the aptly named Rocket Heat showed the way early under Rafael Bejarano and proved game for second money, prevailing by a head over Irish-bred Hunt. Rocket Heat paid $3.80 and $2.60.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Hunt was the second choice in the wagering at 5-2 and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.32, 43.14 and 1:06.31.last_img read more

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Warriors too strong for Mavericks

first_imgOAKLAND, California (AP):Klay Thompson hit his first seven shots and scored 18 of his 20 points in the opening period as the Golden State Warriors cruised past the undermanned Dallas Mavericks 116-95 in the NBA on Wednesday night.”I feel it’s coming every game, honestly,” Thompson said. “I won’t let missed shots dictate how hard I play. As long as I play hard, I know I’ll be successful. It’s that simple.”Kevin Durant led Golden State with 28 points, Stephen Curry added 24 and Draymond Green had 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors used their outside shooting to build a 19-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back.Harrison Barnes scored 25 points to lead Dallas in his first game against the Warriors since leaving as a free agent last summer.DeMar DeRozan won a shoot-out with Russell Westbrook, scoring 37 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 112-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.DeRozan, the NBA’s leading scorer with a 34.1 average heading into the game, made 13 of 22 field goals and 11 of 15 free throws.”You know, sometimes you’ve got to tip your hat, and good offence can beat great defence,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “He had that happen several times where he made some very, very difficult shots.”Westbrook had 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, but he made just nine of 26 shots and committed eight turnovers.”I thought everybody that guarded him did a decent job, but it was a five-man job,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “Not one guy is going to stop him, and I say that all the time. It’s on the team.”James Harden had a triple-double with 24 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds as Houston made two late defensive stands to hold off San Antonio 101-99.”It was important for us,” Harden said. “The only way we’re going to get to where we want to go is on the defensive end. The game wasn’t pretty at all, but defensively we got stops.”REBOUNDSKawhi Leonard scored 34 points for the Spurs but missed his final two shots, either of which could have tied the game. After Leonard missed a layup in the final seconds, LaMarcus Aldridge missed a tip-in attempt at the buzzer.Blake Griffin had 22 points and 13 rebounds and Chris Paul added 19 points as the Los Angeles Clippers rolled past the Portland Trail Blazers 111-80.”When you play defence the way we have been, it’s a lot of fun,” Griffin said. “We enjoy getting stops and look forward to getting stops. Guys are just flying around, and even if someone makes a mistake, there’s another guy to cover up for them. When you are playing basketball like that, it’s a blast.”The Clippers stunned Portland from the opening tip, shooting 59 percent in the first quarter. They built a 32-point lead in the first half, when Griffin had 17 points. Los Angeles’ bench opened the second quarter on a 14-2 run to go up 50-18 before extending the lead to 61-32 at half-time.Paul George scored seven of Indiana’s 13 points in overtime as the Indiana Pacers beat the winless Philadelphia 76ers 122-115, while Carmelo Anthony scored 14 of his 22 points in the third quarter in New York’s 110-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.Eric Bledsoe had 21 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to help the Phoenix Suns rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 107-100, while Otto Porter scored a career-high 34 points as the Washington Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics 118-93.The Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 115-107, the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated Orlando Magic 123-107 and the Charlotte Hornets overcame the Utah Jazz 104-98.last_img read more

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Fire Destroys LUX FM

first_imgFire raged through the Mass Communications Department of the University of Liberia last Saturday, destroying the UL LUX FM Station.The cause of the fire could not be established. Official estimates of the damage were not released but a UL official said the damage could be quite extensive.He said, “The fire destroyed important documents and equipment the value of which will be determined later.”He said Fire Service officers, called to the scene, managed to put out the blaze, which was after much damage had been done. There was no report of casualties and an unconfirmed report indicated that a presenter and two others being interviewed at a program managed to escape the blaze.The blaze drew to the scene a large number of journalists attending the last day of their two-day mini congress. Some captured photos of the blaze.The Daily Observer learned that there were visible cracks on the Mass Communications building as a result of the incident.  Fire Service officers on the scene who could not determine the cause of the blaze, said they were still investigating the cause of the fire.The LUX FM Station has helped to train electronic students of the UL Mass Communications Department and has also helped to disseminate information to thousands of listeners, particularly university students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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QPR ‘tried to hijack Murphy’s move to Blackburn’

first_imgQPR made a late attempt to hijack Danny Murphy’s move to Blackburn, according to The Lancashire Telegraph.It is claimed that Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes sanctioned a last-minute improved offer to the 35-year-old, who is leaving Fulham on a Bosman free transfer.Rovers’ new supremo Shebby Singh is said to have responded in kind to complete the deal.Murphy is believed to have agreed a two-year contract at Ewood Park.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Evolutionary Origin-of-Life Speculations Contradict Each Other

first_imgGood scientific approaches should converge on the truth.  In secular origin-of-life studies, theories run off in all directions, often crashing into one another.Crystal power:  Nature News entertained an idea that RNA found ways to work in ice crystals.  Researchers at Cambridge created an RNA enzyme that worked at freezing temperatures.  ” Ice could have aided the emergence of self-replication in the prebiotic chemical world,” they said.  New Scientist rejoiced at the prospect: “If you thought life evolved in bubbling hot springs, think again.”  But Jack Szostak threw a snowball: the created molecule cannot replicate itself.  “I’m afraid we still have a long way to go to get a self-replicating ribozyme.”Seed bombs, take 2:  PhysOrg re-introduced a formerly discredited idea: “A new look at the early solar system introduces an alternative to a long-taught, but largely discredited, theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of asteroids.”  Tweaking the parameters got it to work this time – but it only gets heat to the interior of the asteroid.  It doesn’t create biomolecules.  “We’re just at the beginning of this,” one of the researchers said. “It would be wrong to assert that we’ve solved this problem.”Coacervates, take 2:  Remember Oparin’s old coacervates in the 1920s?  They were theoretical bubbles in which the magic of life happened.  Dutch researchers publishing in PNAS revisited coacervation as the creation of “artificial cell-like environment in which the rate of mRNA production is increased significantly” – provided they don’t have to explain the origin of the complex molecular machines DNA polymerase and RNA polymerase.Bio-organizational predestination:  Against impossible odds, origin-of-life researchers in Rome got 83 molecular machines to self-assemble in fatbubbles, Live Science reported.  They don’t know how they did it.  “It may be that these particular molecules are suited to this kind of self-organisation because they are already highly evolved,” Andrew Bissette (U of Oxford) wrote, but it’s likely some investigator interference overruled nature.  “An important next step is to see if similar, but less complex, molecules are also capable of this feat.”  For now, though, they surmise that “self-assembly of molecular machines into simple cells may be an inevitable physical process.”  They didn’t say what the trapped machines did, or how they could ever get out, or how DNA arrived inside to code for these machines in a self-replicating system.Solve the problem by creating a new word:  “Did autocells lead to life?” Astrobiology Magazine asked.  It depends.  What’s an autocell?  It’s a new word that means autogenesis.  What’s autogenesis?  It’s the spontaneous creation of order, got it?  “Terrence Deacon, of the University of California Berkeley, outlined in a recent talk how this step could have taken place.”  Deacon danced around the problems of entropy, the nature of catalysts to fall apart in water, and the tendency for catalysts to “spill out” of their autocells.  Surprisingly, he pointed to the discredited Martian meteorite photo of a worm-like structure as a possible autocell.Crater bowls of primordial soup:  A paleontologist tosses out deep sea vents, RNA worlds, Mars and the other baggage as he “presents origin of life theory,” according to Science Daily.  Sankar Chatterjee  (Texas Tech) combines panspermia with crater pools, and finds his Eureka moment.  As asteroids pummeled the earth in the Late Heavy Bombardment, “the large craters left behind not only contained water and the basic chemical building blocks for life, but also became the perfect crucible to concentrate and cook these chemicals to create the first simple organisms.”  Sankar Chatterjee  (Texas Tech) is so proud of his model, he indulged in self-congratulation:This is bigger than finding any dinosaur,” Chatterjee said. “This is what we’ve all searched for – the Holy Grail of science.“He’s got it all worked out, with asteroids delivering not only the RNA and proteins, but the lipids as well, then presto: cells.  “The emergence of the first cells on the early Earth was the culmination of a long history of prior chemical, geological and cosmic processes.”  Astrobiology Magazine entertained this hypothesis with a picture of Chatterjee standing by other dinosaurs.Crater refugia:  Nearly simultaneously, Iain Gilmour from the UK proposed craters as “an abode for life.”  PhysOrg and Astrobiology Magazine entertained this idea without mentioning who got it first, Chatterjee or Gilmour.  But do pictures of crater lakes on the present lively earth really support the hypothesis?  It’s not really a hypothesis, either, but a suggestion: Gilmour proposed that “the heat generated from an asteroid impact could lead to a crater becoming a refuge for life, or even a potential birthplace for life’s origin.”Yer all wrong; it’s clay:  Start over.  Now Science Daily says, “Clay May Have Been Birthplace of Life On Earth, New Study Suggests.”  Cornell is behind this one.  “We propose that in early geological history clay hydrogel provided a confinement function for biomolecules and biochemical reactions,” their champion said in Science Daily.  Sounds familiar; isn’t this an old idea? (see Evolution News & Views).  It is indeed, and it flies in the face of their former Cornell colleague, Carl Sagan, who hypothesized that life began wet at deep sea vents.  This article is accompanied by a picture of cracked, dry clay in a dried-up lakebed.  Sagan didn’t explain how the lucky molecules got concentrated; clay can do it.  If you can concentrate the building blocks of life, living cells with molecular machines must not be far behind.  The London Daily Mail found Adam and Eve in this story somehow:Was the Bible RIGHT about the origins of life? Scientists believe that we may have had our beginnings in CLAY. The Bible, the Koran and even Greek mythology has suggested for thousands of years that life began as earth, dust or clayNew theory is that clay is a breeding ground for chemicals which it ‘absorbs like a sponge’ and eventually leads to proteins and DNA forming One little problem remains: “How these biological machines evolved remains to be explained,” the Science Daily article points out.RNA World not dead yet:  In Science Daily, researchers at the University of Chicago noted that RNA makes up a significant part of the spliceosome, a molecular machine that splices DNA fragments into messenger RNA transcripts.  Looking beyond this observation, they divined a distant echo of a long lost RNA World.Isn’t it wonderful to see so many ideas percolating in the origin-of-life field?  Doesn’t this illustrate an active, progressing science?No.These ideas are mutually exclusive and incompatible.  They essentially falsify each other.  The “building blocks of life” can’t be cold and hot at the same time.  They can’t be at deep sea vents and in asteroids at the same time.  They can’t be dry and wet at the same time.  The metabolism-first and genetics-first scenarios are mutually incompatible and impossible anyway.  Rather than illustrating a field converging on answers, these contradictions reveal a paradigm in crisis.  Out of desperation, evolutionists are tossing around silly notions that cannot possibly work, individually or in combination.  The ideas are not percolating; they are fermenting, putting the origin-of-life (OOL) Dar-winos into a drunken stupor.What are we expected to believe?  That an asteroid dug out a lava-hot crater, which later filled with rainwater, while some delicate RNA molecules cooking at a deep sea vent launched into the crater by unknown lucky happenstance?  That the RNA became trapped with amino acids and lipids left over from the impact, emerging as molecular machines inside fatbubbles?  Whoops, we forgot that ribose can’t get wet, so it must have gotten launched from Martian deserts (9/07/13) into the crater when it was drying up into cracked flakes of clay. Uh-oh; the fatbubbles are death traps (9/03/04).  The molecules (even if they are all homochiral) will decay and perish inside.  They must have all self-organized so that they could work before entropy set in.The improbabilities at each step quickly multiply into impossibilities when combined into any kind of sequence.  Unless one believes in some kind of mystical secular predestination, this is nuts.  It’s not going to happen in quintillions of universes of habitable planets.  But that’s only the beginning of their worries.None of the above proposals answer the question: where did biological information come from?  Each OOL charlatan dodges that all-important question with misdirection, chanting “Abracadabra” with mythical “building blocks of life” as if Scrabble letters will self-organize into a dictionary.  Remember, even if “natural selection” could preserve progress (it cannot), they can’t use the Darwin magic wand until they have a highly accurate self-replicating system.  That’s not going to happen with a one-off lucky ribozyme in the best of RNA-world scenarios.  All the ingredients for a genetic code, and the machinery to read and translate it, encased in a cell with active transport, have to be present and working together from the beginning.In 12 years of reporting this stuff, no progress has been made.  In fact, the OOL field is regressing.  Now, they are reaching back to revive old notions that were long ago debunked, trying to do CPR on mummies.  Desperate to leap ahead into Charlie’s world of tree-thinking, they have to get past this obstacle, but it is a hurdle too high on their secular track, light-years high, light-years wide, and light-years thick.  Even that is an understatement (see our online book).We repeat our contention that that secular origin-of-life scenarios, with all their wish-fulfillment dreams and hopes, are the building blocks of lie – typo intended.(Visited 71 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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GBA 2.0

first_imgSix years ago we launched GreenBuildingAdvisor.com with one goal: to be the most trustworthy source of information for anyone designing, building, or remodeling energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthy homes. At the heart of GBA 1.0 were downloadable construction details, case studies of high-performance homes, a strategy generator, and the Green Spec product guide. Over the years we’ve added thousands of articles — some written by me, and others by Allison Bailes, Carl Seville, and some of the country’s top experts in the fields of construction, architecture, and building science. We’ve also built a thriving community of GBA users and members — you — who bring immeasurable value and experience to GBA. Thank you.As we prepare to move into a new time at GBA — GBA 2.0, if you will — I’d like to introduce you to some of the features that we have developed from your feedback. Members will appreciate the new GBA Prime Home Page: dedicated to showcasing the latest and most-popular content on the site. We’ve added dozens of deep and informative articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine covering green building, energy efficiency, building science, and healthy construction practices. We’ve reduced the number of advertisements that members will see on the site to make reading GBA a more enjoyable experience. And, very soon, we will be launching a new members-only e-letter, so our GBA Prime users will never miss a new article, video, or case study.We have also made some changes to the member model, making the most valuable content available only to GBA Prime members. This change will allow us to continue to improve GBA with more content, tools, and features in the future.As these changes take final shape, please check out our latest membership options.Join us today and don’t miss out on your all access pass to these new benefits to help you design, build and remodel better.last_img read more

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9 months agoTottenham chasing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong

first_imgTottenham chasing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jongby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are chasing Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong. The Mirror says Tottenham have entered the race to sign Ajax’s brilliant youngster De Jong — as Real Madrid prepare to launch a £100million bid for his fellow midfielder Christian Eriksen.De Jong will be sold to the highest bidder at the end of this season.Paris Saint-Germain are in pole position, after telling Ajax they will pay £67million.But Madrid have made Eriksen a top summer target as they look to revamp an ageing squad, and Spurs have responded by contacting De Jong’s agent, Ali Dursun, and giving him guarantees that will match the current highest bid for his client. De Jong, 21, looked destined for Manchester City late last year, only for the Premier League champions to request that the deal for him was put on ice. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash cars

first_imgOgbonna: West Ham players not about money and flash carsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham defender Angelo Ogbonna says there’s excitement amongst the players about what they can achieve this season.The calibre of the players themselves at West Ham has also gone up. New £50million striker Sebastian Haller has netted in each of the club’s last two Premier League wins.“We are blessed because we not only have good players but good people. Diop. Rice, Fredericks. Some players go out and they buy cars and spend money. These players are West Ham are humble with their feet on the ground.”Ogbonna is equally respectful of Monday’s hosts Aston Villa, despite defeats in three of their four League games so far.“It will be a tough game,” he told the Mirror. “A game for us to see how far we have come.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month ago​Man City midfielder Fernandinho: Let’s see how I perform against attacking teams

first_img​Man City midfielder Fernandinho: Let’s see how I perform against attacking teamsby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Fernandinho is not getting carried away regarding his centre-back performances.The defensive midfielder has needed to move further back in the starting lineup, given injuries to Aymeric Laporte and John Stones.But he knows that despite two wins and clean sheets against Shakhtar Donetsk and Watford, there are many tougher tests to come.”I’m still in an adaptation process,” he said to reporters.”It’s something new for me although I did know since the end of last season that playing as a centre-back was a possibility.”I’ve started training it from the beginning of this season so it’s still new, but I’m trying to learn from that experience.”The way we play makes it a bit easier because we keep the ball with us most minutes.”But when an opponent attacks more through crosses or behind-the-line runs… let’s see how I’m going to perform.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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