By Andrew Dampf Published 4:00 pm PST, Saturday, February 9, 2019 ARE, Sweden — Mikaela Shiffrin has taken issue with comments by Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller questioning her decision to sit out several events at the world championships. After winning the super-G on Tuesday, Shiffrin left Are to refocus for the giant slalom and slalom in the coming week. That meant she didn’t race the Alpine combined — an event she would have been the overwhelming favorite for — and will also miss the downhill and team event. “I’m flattered by some recent comments by Bode and Lindsey saying that they think I would have been a contender in 5 events this World Champs,” Shiffrin wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Saturday. “However, as the one who has been trying to race in every discipline this season, and who has won in 5 disciplines this season alone, I can tell you that not a single one of those wins was “easy.” There is no … [Read more...] about Shiffrin takes issue with comments from Vonn and Miller
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Jashawn Hilliard is learning more at his new gig than he did as a shopping-cart pusher at Walmart or a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army. The 22-year-old Colorado Springs resident, who is developmentally delayed, spends his shifts at Blank Canvas Cafe baking cookies, making pesto and serving up other food for hungry customers — all skills that he'll need if he's ever going to reach his goal of attending culinary arts school. "That’s been a dream that I’ve had since I was a little kid," he said. "Me working here helps me get to that point of pursuing that career." Nearly a dozen other people with intellectual or developmental disabilities work at the cafe, which opened in 2015 as part of Ariel Clinical Services. Tucked behind the eatery at 103 S. Wahsatch Ave. is an art studio, where adults with similar conditions make painted wall-hangings, wooden shelves and other crafts that are displayed in the cafe for customers to buy. Arts & … [Read more...] about Blank Canvas Cafe offers real world job experience to people with intellectual, developmental disabilities
Answering the obvious questions about conflicting advice from public health agencies By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE and Brandon Mercer Updated 2:28 pm PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 HOW BAD IS THE AIR? Keep clicking or swiping through the gallery to see BEFORE and AFTER. ==> York Wang (left) and Chris Ko wear breathing masks while walking theough Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Ko says heÕs already sick, so trying to avoid the bad air is really difficult. University officials cancelled classes Friday because of the unhealthy air conditions which continue to choke the Bay Area with heavy smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County. less HOW BAD IS THE AIR? Keep clicking or swiping through the gallery to see BEFORE and AFTER. ==> York Wang (left) and Chris Ko wear breathing masks while walking theough Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley on Friday, ... more Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy … [Read more...] about Wait, kids & people with breathing problems should NOT wear N95 masks?
opinion Brian Dickerson Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 4, 2018 Well, of course you're going to vote. Many of you — perhaps most of those reading this in print — have already cast absentee ballots. It's what people who read the newspaper do: Show up. But a democracy (or, if you want to split hairs, a democratic republic) is not like a booster club bake sale, where a handful of committed contributors can make up for the lethargy of the majority. It isn't that that poorly attended elections don't count, exactly. It's just that when most of those eligible to vote decide not to, the people we send to Lansing or Washington start to seem more like characters on a TV show meant to entertain us than people who are in a position to help, hinder or poison us. And when voters forget who our elected officials are and why they're there, well, they tend to forget, too. 10-5-1 That's why we've spent most of this … [Read more...] about Voting is not enough. Take somebody with you.
Published 8:31 am CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - With the holidays around the corner and vacation on the mind, it’s important to make time for those you hold dear. Traveling provides the chance to spend time with friends that you don’t get to see often, and it’s important to make sure that time is well spent. So the next time you're on the road, take some advice from Joy Cho, DIY-expert and founder of lifestyle brand Oh Joy, on how to plan a memorable get-together with friends by bringing the party along with you. "When I travel, it isn't always easy to get together with friends or find a quiet and fun place to catch up," says Cho. "So I came up with the 'Packable Party' idea since sometimes old friends care more about being able to catch up and actually talk than hitting the newest or trendiest spot in town.” So what exactly is a packable party? Simply put, it’s a party you … [Read more...] about How to pack the party with you next time you’re traveling