Subway-to-the-sea meeting tonight

first_imgUsing a $4,000 grant from the American Public Transportation Association, the nonprofit will host additional meetings in Hancock Park, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, plus an informational meeting this fall at UCLA. Dates aren’t yet scheduled. The grant allows the group to teach residents about advocacy and public lobbying for public transit. The Purple Line begins at Union Station and terminates at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue. Looking to build community support for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s vision of a “subway to the sea,” a nonprofit transit group will hold the first in a series of outreach meetings tonight. The meeting hosted by Southern California Transit Advocates will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Westwood Presbyterian Church, 10822 Wilshire Blvd. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority doesn’t yet have definitive plans to extend the Purple Line, although Villaraigosa has expressed a desire for the subway to run from mid-Wilshire to Santa Monica. His office contacted Transit Advocates last summer and asked the group to help build community support for the project, said Kymberleigh Richards, public and legislative affairs director of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Elegance of Earth System Visualized

first_imgAn award-winning NASA animation shows the earth as a well-defended, dynamic, life-enhancing system.This is an entry that needs to be watched, not read.  Science Magazine, National Geographic and Live Science reported the winners of the National Science Foundation “2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge.”  Proving its theme that “Science and engineering’s most powerful statements are not made from words alone,” the winner in the video category was a collaboration by NASA Goddard and Global Science and Technology, Inc., entitled, “Dynamic Earth Visualization Excerpt: Coronal Mass Ejection and Ocean/Wind Circulation,” part of a planetarium show named “Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine.”The video is best seen full-screen on YouTube.  Watch it now; it speaks for itself.Need more evidence of our Privileged Planet?  Look at how many independent factors work together in precise synchrony to permit a stable habitat for life.  The magnetic field is just our “first line of defense” against the solar shooting gallery, the narrator says.  The beneficial sun’s rays that get through the magnetic field and atmosphere are the life-enhancing photons that power dynamic systems in the atmosphere and oceanic currents, driving a gigantic heat engine with “countless moving parts” that distributes temperate climate around the globe and even brings viability to the deep ocean.  Everything works together to make our planet breathe and thrive.  Venus, Mercury and Mars lack these mechanisms for defense and productivity; that’s why they are all dead, lifeless worlds.  What a wonder we inhabit!  As the documentary The Privileged Planet (available on YouTube) explains further, these are just a few of several dozen factors that make earth not only a habitable planet, but the ideal platform for scientific discovery.  One might think it was designed.For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not create it a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited), “I am the Lord, and there is none else.”  Isaiah 45:18(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Timeline for MH370

first_imgThe Boeing 777 that is missing MH370 TimelineMarch 8,2014 – B777 missingMarch 17 – Search moves to Southern Indian OceanMarch 28 – Search moves to 1800km west of PerthApril 4 – Search moves off ExmouthApril 7 – “Black box” pings detectedApril 16 – Underwater search startsMay 29 – Bluefin 21 search abandonedJune 20 – Search moves south to “March 28” areaLate June – Sea floor mapping startsOct 3 – Towed side-scan sonar search to startJan 14, 2015: Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) called for expressions of interest to prepare for recovery operations for MH370.April 7: Search area doubled to 120,000 square kilometres.July 29: Boeing 777 flaperon found on Reunion Island.August 5: 59,000sq/km searchedlast_img

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MIKE Rush echoed his comments of last week followi

first_imgMIKE Rush echoed his comments of last week following another last gasp Stobart Super League win.This time, unlike the win over Hull KR, Saints really pushed their luck time wise, taking home a 24-23 victory in the very last second.“It is always good to win one at the death and I’m sure our fans will have enjoyed the experience,” he said. “But, let’s be honest, we could have put the game to bed earlier.“We were defensively on top in the first half, but we weren’t under a lot of pressure. Then a ridiculous bounce on this iPitch allows Patrick Ah Van the opportunity to score. Tommy Makinson was scrambling and I’m sure if he had his time again he would dive on the ball or kick it dead.“At half time we spoke about continuing the good work of the first half. Offensively we needed to calm down a bit and as a result we started the second half well. We got good shape and got back to the systems we needed to and then all of a sudden when we should have been 10 to 12 points ahead, Andy Dixon threw an intercept, unfortunately for him, and it was game on again.“I thought when Phelps scored that was it but fair credit to the lads. They played for the full 80 and two points is better than none. Come September it won’t matter we scraped it today.“Lee Gaskell’s kick off the touchline was really good.”last_img read more

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