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No animals could be seen from the ceremony location, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children and their parents.
“I’m happy,” said Joanna Pouoban, a Brooklyn 8-year-old who hails from Cameroon. “It means a lot to me because I was the only one in my family who wasn’t American.”
“This is a watershed moment in Harris County criminal-justice history,” Ogg said in a statement late Friday. “From now on, people can’t be held in jail awaiting trial on low-level offenses, just because they are too poor to make bail. … We welcome the ruling and will comply fully with it.”
Ellis said he was pleased with the ruling.
Forty-four percent of those women are black and 80 percent are parents. According to the report, over 80 percent are in jail for non-violent misdemeanor offenses, meaning that they pose no threat to anyone’s safety but stay behind bars because their families don’t have the money to bail them out. “Eighty percent of black women who are criminalized, profiled, targeted, and put in a cage are single mothers and/or caretakers,” Hooks underscored when I later interviewed her about the initiative.
The vision Musk describes with the solar roof is the grand unification of Tesla’s clean-energy ambitions, combining solar power, batteries, and electric cars. “These are really the three legs of the stool for a sustainable energy future,” Musk said. “Solar power going to a stationary battery pack so you have power at night, and then charging an electric vehicle … you can scale that to all the world’s demand.”
Graichen says days like April 30 will become “completely normal” by 2030, as the federal government’s Energiewende, or energy revolution, begins to really reap the benefits of the investments made in renewable energy resources since 2010. German energy policies have been the subject of frequent attacks in the media, mostly from fossil fuel interests who would be only too happy to see it fail. However, chancellor Angela Merkel is a staunch supporter of the initiative and the German public is firmly behind it as well.
New dinosaur fossil so well-preserved it looks like a statue (jdargis, sign-in required)
The first known example of fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur was identified using a scanning electron microscope to peer inside a rock. Scientists say it resembles the brains of modern-day crocodiles and birds.
Before being assembled into something recognizable at a museum, most dinosaur fossils look to the casual observer like nothing more than common rocks. No one, however, would confuse the over 110 million-year-old nodosaur fossil for a stone. The fossil, being unveiled today in Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, is so well preserved it looks like a statue.
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