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China's Reopening From Covid Won't Be a Straight Path Forward

National authorities announced Wednesday sweeping changes to make it easier to travel domestically, keep businesses operating and allow Covid patients to quarantine at home. The path forward for China to reopen may take a few months, with a surge in infections likely, Goldman Sachs Chief China Economist Hui Shan and a team said in a Dec. 4 report.
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Seahawks host Panthers to begin stretch with 4 of 5 at home

CAROLINA (4-8) at SEATTLE (7-5) Sunday, 1:25 p.m., FOX. FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Seahawks by 3 1/2. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Panthers 6-6; Seahawks 6-6. SERIES RECORD: Seahawks lead 10-4. LAST WEEK: Panthers were on bye; Seahawks beat Rams 27-23. PANTHERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (29T), RUSH (17T), PASS (29), SCORING (25). PANTHERS...
SEATTLE, WA
abc17news.com

Missouri courts begin clearing nonviolent marijuana charges

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Missouri courts began the process of clearing criminal records of certain marijuana charges Thursday. Missouri is the first state to pass automatic expungement by a popular vote. However, some prosecutors across the state are saying automatic isn't as simple as it sounds. Missouri voters approved Amendment 3...
MISSOURI STATE

Homer Finishes As Division IV Nonselect State Runner Up

The Homer Pelicans finished as the Division IV Nonselect state runner-up on Thursday afternoon at the Ochsner's LHSAA State Prep Classic at the Caesar's Superdome in New Orleans. The Pelicans ran into a stout Oak Grove defense that shut down the ground game. Also, the Pelicans' costly errors and penalties didn't help the situation. The Homer defense kept Oak Grove from running away with the state championship title. Key dual-sided offense and defensive players like Jamarquese Hampton, Gregory Williams, Walteze Champ, Andrevious Buggs kept the Pelicans in the game. Walteze Champ was announced as the Most Valuable Player for Homer.
HOMER, LA
yourbasin.com

Odessa woman pleads to guilty to tax fraud

MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- The owner of an Odessa-based tax service pleaded guilty today in federal court to two counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false tax return. According to court documents, 45-year-old Rita Elia Sanchez, owner and operator of Rita’s Tax Service, willfully and...
ODESSA, TX
localocnews.com

OC Animal Care waives adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds and over

TUSTIN, Calif. (December 8, 2022) – OC Animal Care is making the holidays FURRY & BRIGHT with waived adoption fees for dogs 25 pounds and over throughout the month of December 2022. With the goal of helping furry friends find a home for the holidays, those adopting dogs 25...
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
WTNH.com

When and why teen girls should see a gynecologist

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — At what age is a teenage girl ready to see a gynecologist?. It’s a question that has sparked uncertainty for parents and teens alike. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, by age 21, doctors recommend young women undergo annual screening for pap tests.

Meet the 'Adventure Cat,' Who Travels the World in Style

Liebchen the traveling catPhoto byPhoto credit: LIEBCHEN.TRAVELS. "He was so energetic and active, so I just started taking him everywhere, from biking and camping to road trips and hikes…He took right to the harness and leash," says Erin Geldermans, per People.
Nature.com

Colossal barocaloric effect achieved by exploiting the amorphous high entropy of solidified polyethylene glycol

The barocaloric effect (BCE) has emerged as an intense research topic in regard to efficient and clean solid-state refrigeration. Materials with solid-liquid phase transitions (SL-PTs) usually show huge melting entropies but cannot work in full solid-state refrigeration. Here, we report a colossal barocaloric effect realized by exploiting high entropy inherited from huge disorder of liquid phase in amorphous polyethylene glycol (PEG), which is solidified by introducing 5 wt.% polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD) demonstrates the amorphous nature of the high-temperature phase after fixation by PET. Although PEG loses its "“OH end mobility in amorphous solid, high entropy still retains owing to the retained high degrees of freedom of its molecular chains. The remaining entropy of amorphous PEG is up to 83% of that of liquid PEG in PEG10000/PET15000, and the barocaloric entropy change reaches ΔSp ∼ 416"‰J·kg−1·K−1 under a low pressure of 0.1"‰GPa, which exceeds the performance of most other BCE materials. Infrared spectra combined with density function theory (DFT) calculations disclose conformational change from the liquid to amorphous state, which explains the origin of the large entropy retained and hence the colossal BCE of the solidified PEG. This research opens a new avenue for exploring full solid-state barocaloric materials by utilizing genetic high entropy from huge disordering of liquid phases in various materials with SL-PTs.
Sacramento Bee

This Should Be the Yankees’ Biggest Priority After Signing Aaron Judge at Winter Meetings

SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman leaned back in his chair with his hands resting on his head on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings, apologizing for acting a little bit off. The Yankees general manager hadn't slept, working through the night at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego as New York took care of some pressing business, finalizing a record-setting contractto keep Aaron Judge in pinstripes.
NEW YORK CITY, NY