OLD-top box left Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week Published on Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 4:45 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 106 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 32 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. NewsCity Marks World AIDS Day with Concert, Contest, ScreeningCouncil Revises Robinson Park Architect SelectionPit Bulls, Cross Breeds May Face Mandatory Spaying/NeuteringBittersweet End to a Pasadena Thanksgiving TraditionThousands Enjoy Union Stationâ€™s Dinner-in-the-Park Thanksgiving OpinionOpinion: Deposition Video Fails to Condemn Chief Sanchez Business News Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website SchoolsPUSD Announces 8 Holiday PerformancesIn-Depth Shakespeare Exploration in Clairbourn Middle SchoolFlintridge Sacred Heart Academy: Golf Ends Best Season in Team History BusinessÂ Pasadena-based UrbanScooters Features New X-Treme X-370Green Dot Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Walmart MoneyCard Portfolio from GE Capital Retail Bank FacesPasadena Bar Association to Grant Lifetime Achievement AwardsKidspace Welcomes Two New Members to Board of DirectorsSkilled and Compassionate Community Members Named to Hathaway-Sycamoresâ€™ Governing and Advisory BoardsParsonsâ€™ Fitz-Enz Appointed Chairman of Community Association of Information Systems Security â€“ Working GroupMelora Hardin: One Star in the NightNazanin Zarkesh Installed as 2014 President of AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter GovernmentCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Joins Presidential Address on Immigration ReformBackyard Chicken Ordinance Revision ApprovedPostal Workers Seek Support from City Council faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes GivingÂ BackPasadenaâ€™s Kaiser Permanente Donates $238,000 for AIDS PreventionPasadena Museum of California Art Joins #GivingTuesday Initiative 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Area NewsCrowell Public Library Reopens on Fridays â€” At Last! Starting January 3, 2014Altadena Library to Hold Gingerbread House Decorating Party Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena BenefitsA Relief Benefit Concert for the Philippines at The Pasadena PlayhouseA Mending Kids International Gala to Remember Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week GatheringsSparkling Snow to Highlight Old Pasadenaâ€™s Holiday Kickoff Celebration Friday4,000 Enter the Whimsical World of the Elves Faire Community NewsKidspace Welcomes Two New Members to Board of DirectorsOpening Doors at Five AcresQueenâ€™s Breakfast Brings Together Past and Present Tournament Royalty Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment The Top Events in the City for the WeekThe Pasadena Now e!Pasadena Events Newsletter
The fire is still under investigation, stay with 12 News as we continue to follow this developing story. The fires caused a part of route 9D to be closed down for several hours and they destroyed vehicles in the area. FISHKILL (WBNG)-Multiple brush fires broke out Monday afternoon near Fishkill, causing hikers to evacuate from the area. Multiple police departments and fire departments responded from Dutchess and Putnam counties. The Police Department said no one was injured and everyone evacuated safely. According to the Fishkill Police Department, the fires happened in the area of Dutchess Junction and Breakneak Tunnel at Mt. Beacon.
Vincent Torgah By Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaVincent Torgah will be itching to claim the Memorare for a third time when the tournament tees off at the Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri from March 20- 23.The Ghanaian made light work of his title defence last year by grinding a combined score of eight under par enroute to victory. He will also be aiming to consolidate his position as the leader of the Order of Merit on the African Tour by notching up his second official title in the season.The 36-year – old player began the season on a high note by winning the Eko Challenge Cup at Lakowe Golf Estate, Lagos with a gross score of 18 under par.The Memorare is one of the 16 tournaments on the schedule of the African Tour for 2019. It will be played as a 72-hole event and will attract 40 top flight professional players, drawn from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Spain, Ghana and Gabon among others.Sunday Olapade, Nigeria; Visitor Mapwanya, Zimbabwe; Franscico Perez, Spain; Mike Ubi, Nigeria and Emos Korblah, Ghana are some of the players that will contend in Owerri.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Nigeria’s 23-man list for the World Cup in Brazil, was officially announced at mid night yesterday with returnee Joseph Yobo and Osaze Odemwingie guaranteed places in Stephen Keshi’s party to the South American Samba nation.Yobo is going to play in his third FIFA World Cup finals and have opportunity to become Nigeria’s first –ever century – international after he was named in the African champions’ final list of 23 for Brazil 2014.Also going to their third World Cup are goalkeepers Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide, and surprisingly, Chigozie Agbim.Mikel will only be attending his first finals after Nigeria narrowly missed Germany 2006 and he was omitted from South Africa 2010 due to injury.Former junior international defender Elderson Echiejile and Olympic silver medalist Osaze Odemwingie, who were also in South Africa four years ago, make the cut for the biggest showpiece in football, starting in 10 days’ time.2013 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer Emmanuel Emenike is joined in the attack by England-based duo of Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi, and former junior international Uche Nwofor, but there is no place for Olympic silver medalist Obinna Nsofor and nimble –footed Nnamdi Oduamadi.Home –based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, dimunitive midfielder Joel Obi, South Africa 2013 hero Sunday Mba, former U-23 star Nosa Igiebor and 2014 CHAN most valuable player Ejike Uzoenyi also miss out on the trip to South America. NIGERIA’S FINAL 23GOALKEEPERS: Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide, Chigozie AgbimDEFENDERS: Joseph Yobo, Elderson Echiejile, Juwon Oshaniwa, Godfrey Oboabona, Azubuike Egwuekwe, Kenneth Omeruo, Efe Ambrose, Kunle OdunlamiMIDFIELDERS: John Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Ramon Azeez, Michael Uchebo, Reuben GabrielFORWARDS: Osaze Odemwingie, Ahmed Musa, Shola Ameobi, Emmanuel Emenike, Babatunde Michael, Victor Moses, Uche Nwofor GOALKEEPERS*VINCENT ENYEAMA (31)Born: August 29, 1982Current Club: Lille (France)WC App: Two*AUSTIN EJIDE (29)Born: April 8, 1984Current Club: Hapoel Bee’r Sheva (Israel)WC App: Two*CHIGOZIE AGBIM (29)Born: November 28, 1984Current Club: Gombe United (Nigeria)WC App: None DEFENDERS*KENNETH OMERUO (20)Born: October 17, 1993Current Club: Middlesborough(England)WC App: None*GODFREY OBOABONA (23)Born: August 16, 1990Current Club: C’ Rizespor (Turkey)WC App: None*ELDERSON ECHIEJILE (26)Born: January 20, 1988Current Club: Monaco (France)WC App: One*AMBROSE EFE (25)Born: October 18, 1988Current Club: Celtic (Scotland)WC App: None*AZUBUIKE EGWUEKE (24)Born: July 16, 1989Current Club: Warri Wolves (Nigeria)WC App: None *JOSEPH YOBO (33)Born: September 6, 1980Current Club: Norwich (England)WC App: Two*JUWON OSHANIWA (23)Born: September 14, 1990Current Club: Asdod (Israel)WC App: None*EBENEZER K. ODUNLAMI (23)Born: March 5, 1990Current Club: Sunshine Stars (Nigeria)WC App: NoneMIDFIELDERS*JOHN MIKEL OBI (26)Born: April 22, 1986Current Club: Chelsea (England)WC App: None *OGENYI ONAZI (21)Born: December 25, 1992Current Club: Lazio (Italy)WC App: None*MICHAEL UCHEBO (24)Born: February 2, 1990Current Club: Cercle Brugge (Belgium)WC App: None*RAMON AZEEZ (21)Born: December 12, 1992Current Club: Almeria (Spain)WC App: None*Gabriel Reuben (23)Born: September 25, 1988Current Club: Waasland-Beveren (Belgium)WC App: NoneFORWARDS *OSAZE ODEMWINGIE (32)Born: July 15, 1981Current Club: Stoke (England)WC App: Two*SHOLA AMEOBI (32)Born: October 12, 1981Current Club: Newcastle (England)WC App: None*AHMED MUSA (21)Born: October 14, 1992Current Club: CSKA Moscow (Russia)WC App: None*VICTOR MOSES (23)Born: December12, 1990Current Club: Liverpool (England)WC App: None*EMMANUEL EMENIKE (26)Born: August 29, 1982Current Club: Fenerbahce (Turkey)WC App: None *UCHE NWOFOR (22)Born: September 17, 1991Current Club: Heerenveen (Holland)WC App: None*BABATUNDE MICHAEL (21)Born: December 24, 1992Current Club: Volyn Lutsk (Ukraine)WC App: None
0Shares0000Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea during their CAF Champions League first leg clash hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on February 11, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 12- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes that once he gets back to top fitness, Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi will return to the national team, noting that he has immense potential to light up Kenyan football.Omondi returned to Gor Mahia at the beginning of the season after three and a half years out following an impressive trial period that captured Kerr’s attention. The forward scored the opening goal in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win over Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegeteranios in a CAF Champions League tie last weekend.“Once I get Kevin to peak fitness, I think he’s gonna be a player to light up Kenyan football and I hope the Harambee Stars coach sees this. We brought him back because of his potential and he has been fantastic in the two games he has played,” Kerr said of the forward.Omondi who has always been a fan favourite for K’Ogalo’s green army earned a standing ovation when he was substituted in the match against vegetarianos and Kerr has promised more will be seen of the forward.Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi , Godfrey Walusimbi against Leonne Vegetarianos’ Mosso Ngueme during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe British coach was also full of praise for new signing Ephraim Guikan who stepped off the bench to score the second goal with his first involvement of the match as well as defender Joash Onyango.“Ephraim’s a new player in the team and definitely it is a bit difficult for him finding play time especially with two good strikers in the team. But he’s had a good attitude and overall a very good striker,”“Joash has been terrific and has replaced Musa (Mohammed) very well. He knows it is very hard as a defender to play when the others are performing and he has been working very hard,” Kerr opined.The 2-0 result against Vegetarianos on Saturday earned the reigning Kenyan champions an edge ahead of the return leg tie to be played in 10 days time in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.“The boys were brilliant; they did everything I wanted and even more. I thought the performance and attitude was fantastic straight from kick off. Credit to the Equatorial Guinea team because they came in with a plan but I am happy we can go to the second leg with the advantage,” the coach noted.Gor Mahia players jostle for space with Leones Vegetarianos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAA win for Gor in the return leg will earn them a berth in the first round where they face the winner between Tunisian giants Esperance du Tunis and Mauritanian side ASAC Concorde. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg played in Nouakchott.Before then, Kerr and his charges will switch their attention to their catch up Kenyan Premier League clash against Zoo Kericho on Thursday where the tactician is confident of bagging another three points.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week News Corp. is a major media conglomerate whose properties include the Fox broadcast network, the Fox News Channel on cable, Twentieth Century Fox studios, several satellite television operators and newspapers around the world, including The Times of London and the New York Post. The auction is being run by a California-based company called Kompolt, which runs auctions for charities. Kompolt has also auctioned off lunches with Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor, to benefit the Glide Foundation, a group that helps the homeless and the poor. This year, the lunch with Buffett sold for $351,000, and last year’s sold for $202,100. NEW YORK – How much would someone pay to have lunch with Rupert Murdoch? The answer will become clear next month when an auction gets under way for a lunch date with the Australian-born media magnate and chairman of News Corp. Proceeds of the auction will go to benefit the Jerusalem College of Technology. Bidding will be from Nov. 3 through Nov. 10, and the opening bid will start at $25,000, according to an entry for the auction on eBay. According to the announcement on eBay, the winning bidder will be able to bring four friends to lunch with Murdoch at News Corp.’s headquarters in Manhattan. News Corp. spokesman Andrew Butcher said the college approached Murdoch about hosting the lunch. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
What are the boundaries between science and pseudoscience? Before answering, look at some of the stories that made headlines on science news sites recently.Legendary science: Siberia plans to study the Yeti, reported PhysOrg. Yeti has nothing to do with extra-terrestrial intelligence; it’s the popular name of a legendary abominable snowman locals report having seen living in the Himalayas, like Bigfoot in North America. “Officials in a Siberian region have announced plans to open a scientific institute for researchers to study yetis, despite opposition from academics,” the article said. A local university hurried to distance itself from this project. But is the absence of solid evidence grounds for branding something as pseudoscience? After all, cosmologists look for dark matter, dark energy, cosmic strings, inflation, and other unobservable entities. Biologists search for missing links. Throughout the history of science, credible researchers have sought evidence for unobservable things in the name of science, SETI being a notable example.Martian invasion: Space.com seriously entertained the notion that life on Earth began at Mars. “New Tool May Reveal Your Alien Ancestry,” announced Mike Wall; “It’s possible that the family tree of all life on Earth has its roots on Mars – and a new device could put that theory to the test in a few years, researchers say.” David L. Chandler also wrote up the story on PhysOrg. The test would involve digging in Martian soil, separating out possible organisms, and sequencing any DNA or RNA found. An instrument being developed at MIT and Harvard is being given the name SETG: Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes. “It’s a long shot,” one of the designers said. A positive detection would not necessarily mean life originated on Mars; “we could have originated on Mars” is one option; “Or if it started here, it could have been transferred to Mars.” Space.com interviewed Chris Carr [MIT], one of the inventors, who emphasized the looking before the understanding. When, though, does this become a science project? How does SETG differ from the YETI institute?Intelligently designed Everglades: Thousands of mounds in the Everglades offer high ground for rich collections of plants, birds and wildlife. Where did they come from? A new theory suggests that some of them are unnatural; “Heaps of trash left behind by prehistoric humans might have given rise to many of the tree islands found in the Florida Everglades,” claimed Live Science. “This goes to show that human disturbance in the environment doesn’t always have a negative consequence,” a proponent of the theory from McGill University said. “Hundreds to thousands of years ago, some of the things humans did actually created valuable ecosystems.” It’s not clear if Gail Chmura was suggesting modern landfills can be beneficial, but one thing is clear: to test her hypothesis, she had to use intelligent design techniques – i.e., to determine if humans left their trash in these heaps on purpose. How the unobserved tribes lived in the swamps before the middens piled up was not explained.They came from space: Panspermia and six other theories about the origin of life were posted by Charles Q. Choi on Live Science. The seven notions – Miller spark discharge, clay, deep-sea vents, cold fusion, RNA world, metabolism first, and panspermia are all controversial and mutually contradictory. Does having multiple controversial, contradictory theories improve the odds that at least one will turn out to be scientific? Unless and until one of them succeeds, are any of them scientific? Even if one wins a consensus, will it have any necessary connection with the real world, or will it remain a hypothesis forever, since no one can go back in time to test it?Futurist paleoanthropology: Some day the successors of humans may find bones of us and wonder what they were. That’s a speculation posted on PhysOrg in the name of science. This thought experiment, like a Russian doll, embeds deeper puzzles: “Further research would show Homo sapiens walked upright, lived in communities and buried their dead,” the article said; “But this future intelligent organism might be faced with an old puzzle–determining where Homo sapiens came from.” What this implies is that scientists today do not know where Homo sapiens came from. Bernard Wood “argued it’s not so easy to determine whether relatively new fossil finds are early members of the human evolutionary family or prehistoric apes.” In the article, Wood shared a number of worries about understanding human history. Wood’s paper was described as a thought experiment – a term some in science consider an oxymoron. Does getting funding from the National Science Foundation confer scientific legitimacy on puzzles embedded in a thought experiment? How much time do paleoanthropologists get to figure things out and still be considered scientists?In the matrix: Mike Treder titled an eye-catching article on the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies website, “We’re all alone and no one knows why.” He invoked the Fermi Paradox (if aliens exist, they should have found us by now) and the Copernican Principle (we are nothing special) to sort out the pros and cons of three propositions: (1) We are the first beings capable of expanding into the cosmos, (2) Others have migrated but have made themselves undetectable, or (3) Others have hit roadblocks either by destroying themselves or hitting an impassible radius. He considered the first proposition absurd based on evolution and the Copernican principle. The third option he considered more plausible than the second. After considering objections, he concluded that aliens just can’t get out very far. He wanted to avoid any conception that we are somehow special, if not unique. “All in all, it seems clear to me – irrefutably logical – that some sort of cosmic roadblock, as yet unidentified, must exist,” he ended. “Either that or we are in a simulation.” Since none of his speculations are testable, but rely on assumption-driven deductions, do his ideas belong in science, pseudoscience, philosophy, or some other category?All the above weird and speculative claims were tolerated and even promoted by leading science reporting websites. Creationists and advocates of intelligent design, though, are routinely excluded from offering their research, evidence and insights within academia and the media. Why is that? Is it because their ideas are more weird than the above? After all, Dykstra’s Law quips that everyone is someone else’s weirdo. Is science a matter of sociology, then – being in the right peer group? On what basis do the science news media exclude intelligent design ideas while promoting all the above without with nary a peep of criticism? For decades now, philosophers of science have pointed out that there is no set of necessary and sufficient conditions for calling a theory scientific; there is no one set scientific method, and there is no means of validating science from within. There is no agreement on scientific explanation, scientific evidence, scientific verification, or scientific objectivity; and the sociological influences on science cannot be ignored. Within this messy situation, one would hope that observation plays a leading role, along with honesty, fairness, and logical consistency.Just as an accountant can count but not account for counting, a scientist can do science but not scientifically test science. Science can’t even account for the validity of our sensations relating to the external world. Some evolutionary epistemologists have tried to argue that our survival required evolution to give us reliable sensation of the external world, but that is not necessarily so, even assuming evolution: all natural selection would do is ensure reproduction. Besides, the argument is circular, assuming evolution to base a conclusion on evolution. One cannot escape philosophy – and ultimately, theology, which validates philosophy (philosophy cannot account for the laws of logic it employs). The only starting point that is logically consistent is faith in a personal righteous God who made the world and has granted to humans the ability to perceive the creation using the somewhat trustworthy, if not infallible, sense equipment he provided. This accounts for intelligence, the laws of logic, values of honesty and integrity, and the correspondence theory of truth (that our senses provide access to a real world). Any other starting point is hopelessly muddled in self-contradiction, trying to account for these requirements without sufficient causation or validation. Everybody has faith in something. A scientist may as well have faith in a world view that works: “in the beginning was the Word… all things were made by Him” (John 1:1-3). The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Solomon said; it’s only the beginning. You can’t even start being wise without it. As evidence we offer some of the bullet points above.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche has come up with a special edition of its powerful Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Cayenne. Called as the Porsche Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition, it is priced at Rs 86.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The luxury SUV gets cosmetic changes on the outside and a few additions to equipment.The special edition Cayenne gets an exclusive Carrara White paint shade and is fitted with huge 19-inch Cayenne Design II wheels. Centre and side air intake grilles, rear spoiler lip, the side window strip and lower tailgate strip are all painted in Platinum Silver. Other colour options include Jet Black, Grey and Mahogany.From the inside, Cayenne Diesel Platinum Edition gets a Sport Design steering wheel with paddle shifters and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system for in-car infotainment. Incidentally, the PCM also incorporates a navigation module.The vehicle’s upholstery gets two-tone partial leather material and a black-beige shade. Headrests come with Porsche badging and Platinum Edition badging can be observed on the steel front door entry guards and floor mats.No mechanical changes have been made to this SUV. It is powered by the same 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, producing 245bhp which currently powers the Cayenne diesel.
Six stories in the news for Friday, Jan. 26———ONTARIO TORIES TO CHOOSE INTERIM LEADEROntario’s Progressive Conservative caucus will meet today to choose an interim leader following Patrick Brown’s resignation in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. Brown stepped down as Ontario PC leader early Thursday after emphatically denying what he called “troubling allegations” about his conduct and character.———EDMONTON JAZZ LEGEND, EX-SENATOR TOMMY BANKS DIESTommy Banks, a renowned Edmonton jazz pianist and former senator, has died at the age of 81. His family said he died peacefully Thursday at a palliative care unit. Banks’ career began in 1950, and through the years, won both a Juno and Gemini award, hosted television shows and performed around the world. Banks was also a member of the senate from 2000 until 2011.———RCMP TO BE SENTENCED FOR LABOUR CODE VIOLATIONSThe RCMP will be sentenced today for Labour Code violations in the 2014 Moncton shooting that left three officers dead and two wounded. The force was accused of failing to provide its members and supervisors with enough information, instruction, equipment and training to adequately handle the rampage. The force could face a penalty of up to $1 million.———BOMBARDIER AWAITS U.S. TARIFF RULINGBombardier Inc. will find out today whether nearly 300 per cent duties will be applied to American imports of its C Series aircraft. The U.S. International Trade Commission will decide whether it believes Boeing stands to sustain harm from the planes. Boeing launched the trade case last April, arguing Canada and Britain subsidized the plane’s development and allowed Bombardier to sell it at unfairly low prices.———ANNIVERSARY OF QUEBEC MOSQUE SHOOTINGThe one-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting will be commemorated over a period of four days, beginning today. It was on Jan. 29, 2017, that a shooter entered the Islamic cultural centre of Quebec City and killed six while injuring 19 others, five seriously. The mosque will host a special prayer tonight that will be open only to Muslims, although it will be broadcast online.———B.C. SCHOOLS REOPEN AFTER THREATProvincial exams scheduled yesterday will be held today at three schools on Vancouver Island, after what officials call an “unprecedented” shutdown due to an unspecified threat. The Comox Valley School District has said it can’t provide information about the “danger or hazard,” but said RCMP would release details once an investigation is complete.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Former hostage Joshua Boyle is scheduled to appear in an Ottawa court to face 15 charges.— The sixth round of NAFTA negotiations continues in Montreal.— Statistics Canada releases the consumer price index for December.— HMCS Kingston and HMCS Summerside depart Halifax for the western coast of Africa.