By John Woolfolk | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 8, 2019 at 11:30 am | UPDATED: March 8, 2019 at 11:36 am CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile device Californians early Sunday will join most of the country in the yearly ritual of switching their clocks an hour ahead for daylight saving time. Will they be allowed to keep them that way? In a surprise move last November, Californians made clear they are tired of changing their clocks and want to keep their long sunny afternoons at the expense of morning darkness. Nearly 60 percent of voters approved a ballot measure aimed at making daylight saving time year-round. So what’s going on with that? Two things have to happen before the time change could become permanent. Proposition 7, which voters approved in November, merely allows the state Legislature to change the daylight saving time period. But the change would have to conform with federal law, which … [Read more...] about Could Sunday’s switch to daylight saving time be permanent?
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1. Opportunity for peace on the Korean PeninsulaDPRK leader Kim Jong-un (left) and US President Donald Trump in a summit in Singapore on June 12th, 2018 (Photo: Xinhua)Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un have met three times in 2018 amid warming ties between the two Koreas. The two leaders met each other two times in the Truce Village of Panmunjom, on April 27th and May 26th. The third inter-Korean summit took place at Pyongyang on September 20th. At the events, the two leaders signed the Panmunjom and Pyongyang Declaration in which RoK President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un agreed to end hostile relations, increase cooperation and exchanges, and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Earlier, DPRK leader Kim Jong-un on April 27th officially stepped over a cracked slab of concrete, the world’s most heavily armed border, to greet the RoK’s President Moon Jae-in. The two leaders met at the Demilitarised Zone that divides the two countries for a historic summit, the … [Read more...] about Ten most significant world events in 2018
To mark International Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him: 1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the "death zone", above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 32 years ago (October 16, 1986), the Italian Reinhold Messner, at the age of 42, became the first person to climb them all. 2. And he conquered them all without bottled oxygen Messner has long been a supporter of "alpine style" mountaineering, which involves minimal equipment (no satellite phones, no fixed ropes, no established camps) and little or no external support, as he believes standard "expedition style" climbing is disrespectful and damaging to nature. To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about 20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world’s greatest living man
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David Abel Globe Staff December 06, 2018 BELFAST, Maine — With eiders and loons bobbing beside her on the bay, bald eagles above and seals below, Amy Grant recalled how the coast here used to be lined with the blood and guts of thousands of chickens and sardines.As she passed the now-closed canneries and processing plants, her rowboat drifted to a stop near the outfall of the Little River, where a proposed new factory would release an estimated 7.7 million gallons of waste water a day into the cleaned-up bay — 90 percent more than the small city now produces.The controversial proposal by a Norwegian company to build one of the world’s largest indoor salmon farms in Belfast would be a boon to this cash-strapped city on Penobscot Bay, bringing in millions of dollars in property taxes and as many as 100 new jobs. Advertisement But the $500 … [Read more...] about A planned salmon farm, which would be among the world’s largest, raise hopes and fears in Maine
Japan’s largest energy producer and distributor has signed up to hold a stake in the northern port city of Haiphong-based DEEP C Green Energy. TEPCO is now a shareholder of Deep C Green Energy, spreading its wings outside of Japan During the signing ceremony held last week at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo, Tepco Power Grid (TEPCO) officially became a shareholder in DEEP C Green Energy (DCGE), a company established under the DEEP C Industrial Zones umbrella. TEPCO had recently expressed ambitions to expand its power grid business for the first time outside of Japan. The partnership with DEEP C in Vietnam marks the first milestone under expansion overseas. The company, founded in Tokyo in 1951, will put its experience to good use in enhancing power infrastructure standards, improving operation efficiencies and installation of renewable energy farms. Ultimately the partnership between DEEP C and TEPCO aims to improve service, operational efficiency and reliability even … [Read more...] about TEPCO steps onto world stage with DEEP C buy in