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OUR CRUMBLING DEMOCRACY
FIFA and UEFA have finally suspended all Russian clubs and national teams from competition.
Annie's missing and likely dead. Sorry to be all #puresilencenews today.
"Ugh! The drama seemed to have passed and all was back to normal for the bonded pair of peregrine falcons who have been mating and residing atop the UC Berkeley Campanile. But no!
Back in November, the male half of the pair, Grinnell, was injured in an apparent territorial fight with two other falcons. His mate of five years, Annie, started taking up with another male, and the pair appeared to be going through some courtship behavior. But then Grinnell returned within a couple of weeks to the Campanile, and by New Year's he and Annie appeared to be doing the courtship dance again.
Now, though, eight-year-old Annie has mysteriously vanished. With many eyes (and cameras) on this particular falcon nest, falcon watchers tell Berkeleyside that Annie hasn't been around the nest for at least a week. And that absence likely means she was injured in a fight like her mate, or injured or killed while hunting for a meal — which she was often seen doing in downtown Berkeley. [...]"
Freezing the clock: Nationwide push for permanent daylight saving time gains momentum
Maryland lawmakers advance proposal to permanently shift the clock
COMMENT - Sure, pushing for year-round DST will be/is very popular right now. But when we get into fall and winter and the sun doesn't rise until after 8:00 AM, people will start to grumble and become grouchy because it stays dark until mid-morning.
I will concede the point that changing the clocks twice a year is folly. I will, however, maintain that year-round Standard Time is the way to go for health and safety reasons.
Meet POELTL, the NBA version of WORDLE
Dick Blum, UC Regent, Cal benefactor and Mr Feinstein, died last night.
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