Warriors report: DeMarcus Cousins to practice again with Santa Cruz

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *OAKLAND — Just as the doors to the Warriors’ practice facility opened, the general public saw a view of what makes DeMarcus Cousins so dominant.As part of his ongoing recovery with his left Achilles tendon, Cousins matched up with Kevin Durant along the post. When Durant drove …last_img

Effort to halt WOTUS failed in the Senate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In early November, the Senate failed to pass S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, that would have halted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineer’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The Senate voted 57-41, falling short of the necessary 60 votes to repeal WOTUS.A broad coalition of agricultural organizations strongly oppose WOTUS and supported S. 1140.“America’s farmers and ranchers care deeply about clean water, and we are committed to protecting it for future generations. But this rule is not based on science or law, does not clarify farmers’ responsibilities under the Clean Water Act and will not improve water quality,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association. “We supported S. 1140 because we believe the EPA, the Corps, farmers and other stakeholders must collaborate on a better rule we can all get behind. While that bill did not pass, we appreciate the Senate’s actions today, and we remain hopeful that cooperation and dialogue can win the day. We have been engaged with EPA from the beginning and our door remains open. Let’s work together on a better rule that will give farmers the certainty they need while protecting America’s water resources.”The bill sponsored by Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Joe Donnelley, D-Ind. would have repealed the “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also would give those agencies specific instructions and a deadline for rewriting the rule, which is supposed to clarify their authority under the Clean Water Act over various waters.That jurisdiction did include “navigable” waters and waters with a significant hydrologic connection to navigable waters, but the rule broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral streams such as the kind farmers use for drainage and irrigation. It also encompasses lands adjacent to such waters.WOTUS took effect Aug. 28, but implementation of it recently was halted by a U.S. Court of Appeals until litigation over the rule is concluded. Opponents of S. 1140 are expected to filibuster the bill, so proponents will need 60 votes in favor of cutting off debate and moving to a vote on the legislation. If that “cloture” vote fails, the Senate is expected to take up a resolution of disapproval of the WOTUS rule.last_img read more

Startup Genome Project Aims to Crack the Innovation Code

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#start#tips Just as the Human Genome Project aimed to crack the human code, the Startup Genome Project hopes to be able to drill down into some of the details of what it’s calling the “innovation code.”The project has launched a survey to investigate “the science of startups,” lessons from which it plans to incorporate into blackbox, a new seed accelerator that was created with the merger of techVenture, Cofounder Network, Founders First and Startup School.“Despite the supreme economic importance of scalable startups, we still don’t understand the patterns of successful creation,” say the project organizers. “More than 90% of startups fail, due predominantly to self-destruction rather than competition. For the less than 10% of startups that do succeed, most encounter a handful of near death experiences along the way.”Linking this discovery to the way in which Pandora broke down music into small parts in order to dissect people’s musical tastes, the Startup Genome Project hopes to “organize principles, tactics, and methodologies in relation to specific factors. When we define the factors these things depend on we can begin creating a system to manage the chaos and complexity of organizing the information about what makes startups successful. While the common wisdom seems to be that the number of factors is infinite or indefinable, our initial set of variables has brought a lot of clarity.”The Startup Genome Project aims to measure a number of factors that may contribute to startups’ success or failure, including design, customer development, market. It’s a daunting project, and it’s hard to imagine that something like “success” can be quantified, but the results from survey participants should be interesting nonetheless.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterslast_img read more

Melaka won’t give Kelantan an easy run

first_imgSuper League Almeida and Simic promise 100% against Kelantan to not skew relegation battle Ooi Kin Fai Last updated 2 years ago 07:10 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Melaka United, Super League Melaka United Super League Melaka United v Selangor Melaka United Selangor Melaka United secures another season in the top flight but intends to keep the winning run into the final match of the campaign. Melaka United will get to play in the Super League in 2018 after securing a 2-1 win over Selangor on the penultimate day of the 2017 league season. The win leaves T-Team FC, Sarawak and Kelantan as the three teams that will play for their place on the final day – to see who will join Penang in the Premier League next season.When Eduardo Almeida took over in mid season, it looked like a lost cause for Melaka in their fight for survival. However, three straight wins including this one against Selangor, helped pushed them up the table as other teams faltered. Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The Portuguese has also found a working formula up front with Marco Simic firing in the goals as Jeon Woo-Young pulls the strings in midfield. The inclusion of Felipe de Souza has beefed up the potency of their attack with the team scoring 12 goals in those three matches.”I feel very happy for everyone. We had a very hard job and hard work to arrive at this target. Thank you for the management for always trusting in me. We win 2-1 and we stay in the Super League and it’s all that matter.””We’ll do everything to make a good game because we take it very seriously. Maybe there are some teams depending on us to fight for a result so we won’t take it easy,” said Almeida after the match in an interview with the host broadcaster.With Melaka taking on Kelantan in the final match and Sarawak going up against T-Team, fans of the latter two teams will be hoping that Melaka do give it their all to win the match. It’s not only Almeida who mentioned it was important to take the match seriously, Simic also echoed the same sentiment.”If you see the second half of the season, maybe we are one of the top half team. There’s still one more game. Now everybody can relax because we have achieved our target of staying in the Super League.””I don’t see the reason the players don’t play 100% in the last game. It’s a sport mentality to win every game. I don’t worry about the team, I’m sure we’ll play for 3 points,” said Simic.With eight goals to his name thus far in the Super League, Simic is eyeing to hit double figures and the professional in him will be aiming to do just that against Kelantan next month.last_img read more