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2022 General Election Guide

Between now and early October when voting gets underway, The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board is planning to publish dozens of candidate Q&As and nearly two dozen commentaries connected to a handful of San Diego city ballot measures and seven state propositions on the Nov. 8 election. Keep checking back as we fill in this voter guide.
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Cornwall kayaker captures ‘thrilling’ footage of close encounter with 30ft whale

A lone kayaker has captured “thrilling” footage of a close encounter with a 30ft whale off the coast of Cornwall.Rupert Kirkwood, 62, from Holsworthy in Devon, filmed the moment he was circled by a Minke whale for 20 minutes while paddling offshore near Fowey.Mr Kirkwood told the PA news agency: “Whales are very difficult to spot because they just roll off the surface without a splash and then they go.“The beauty of them – which always makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck – is the noise of the blowhole.“If I had been in a boat...

‘House of the Dragon’ Is a Dull ‘Game of Thrones’ Do-Over

Superfluousness, thy name is House of the Dragon, a hybrid of HBO's two most recent mega-hits—Game of Thrones and Succession—that serves as a prequel to the former that no one really asked for, and even fewer will feel is necessary.Based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, the cable giant’s highly anticipated follow-up, set two centuries before the events of its prior fantasy epic, turns out to be a remix of everything that defined that beloved triumph, from various houses and court players scheming to solidify their power and position, to humdrum bouts of ultraviolence and gratuitous nudity,...

Malaysia prosecutors urge court to uphold ex-leader Najib's jail sentence

Prosecutors on Friday urged Malaysia's highest court to uphold former prime minister Najib Razak's 12-year jail sentence for corruption, saying his "dishonesty has been established". He was sentenced to 12 years in jail in July 2020, though he has not been sent to prison while the appeals process plays out.

Mahathir expects early polls, ruling party gains in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expects Malaysia’s graft-tainted ruling party will hold general elections in coming months — and could win big — but the nonagenarian reformer vowed Friday that he would fight “even a losing battle” on principle.

One Pill Can Kill Anti-Drug Campaign

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is warning the American public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. The One Pill Can Kill campaign is being used in hopes of spreading awareness that International and...

Wilson looks to build Panthers into championship team

Several key players returning partnered with the hire of CJ Wilson as head coach makes expectations high heading into the 2022 season for North Pitt. The Panthers finished last season 7-4, falling just short against perennial 2A East power Edenton Holmes by a score of 28-22 in the opening round of the playoffs. For North Pitt, the strong year marked its first winning season in a decade, and Wilson will...

‘There’s Something In the Air’ for Prescott’s Hearing Community

Monsoon season is upon us in Prescott, which means dust blowing from the desert and heavy rain is in full swing. This weather, coupled with high temperatures and Prescott’s great hiking and golfing communities, is all a recipe for hearing aids to break down or not work well, surprisingly.

Rams to rely on returning skill players

Coming off an up-and-down 2021 campaign, Greene Central is looking to rely on a handful of key returnees to lead it to a strong season this fall. The Rams finished last season 4-7, seeing their season come to an end in a hard-fought 36-28 loss on the road to Cummings in the opening round of the 2A playoffs. This year, head coach Jay Wilson is looking to those returning playmakers...
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Salman Rushdie attack was unjustifiable: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Aug 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack on Salman Rushdie, describing it as "terrible" and "sad", and saying that while the anger of the Islamic world at the author's book "The Satanic Verses" was understandable, it could not justify the assault.

Chargers looking to overcome inexperience

While every team has been impacted by COVID-19 the last couple of years, last fall saw Ayden-Grifton football hit particularly hard. The Chargers were shut down twice late in the season after having their early season schedule altered as well, finishing the year playing only seven games. After starting the year 1-2, Ayden-Grifton went nearly a month before its next game, and it then played three games in the span...

Saints bent on winning championship this time

The John Paul II Catholic School football team is hoping that this is the season that ends in celebration. The Saints have been to the NCISAA eight-man state championship game in each of the past two seasons, and both ended in a loss. “These last two years have been hard for us,” linebacker Xavier Lang said. “I still see it in my mind. They ran on the middle of the...

Customer survey gives GUC positive marks, utility reports.

Nearly 70 percent of Greenville Utilities Commission customers are very satisfied with their service and willing to spend a few dollars more to reduce carbon emissions, according to survey results announced Thursday. Director of Customer Relations Scott Mullis reviewed results from a customer service survey conducted with Great Blue Research in the spring, during Thursday’s GUC Board of Commissioners meeting. The utility typically performs a residential customer service survey every...

High school football: J.H. Rose preview

Will Taylor scanned to his left, then to his right. His eyes traced over the defense and his mind retrieved the information he needed. The J.H. Rose offense was backed up inside its own 10-yard line during a recent football practice and Taylor was drawing up a plan to move forward. The Rampants’ quarterback understood the scout team defense was showing a Cover 3 look, and that information told him where the ball needed to go. ...

Vicki on Careers: Polishing rusty interview skills

Q I haven’t interviewed in decades. I’m not kidding. I’ve been at the same company for over 20 years, but a friend of a friend reached out and wants to talk to me about a new job they would create just for me! How can I practice? A Congrats at the potential opportunity. Stepping out of one’s comfort zone as a loyal employee is an exciting time. Change can be fantastic. ...