Vermont Yankee siren test scheduled in VT, NH and MA today at 1 pm

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,This afternoon, December 8, at 1 pm, an audible sounding will be conducted on the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee 10-mile emergency planning zone.The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey, and Winchester. In Massachusetts, the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the notification system.Residents with questions on the annual testing can contact their town’s emergency management director or Mark Gilmore at Vermont Yankee at (802) 258-4168.last_img read more

Vero Beach woman charged with murder after mother found dead

first_imgThe Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said 81-year-old Carmelina Kholer, and her adopted daughter, 38-year-old Crystal Kholer were last seen headed to a nail salon on Monday around 11 a.m.Crystal later returned home in her adopted mother’s van, alone.Carmelina was then reported missing. Authorities said Carmelina’s phone was found in a location that she had no reason to be.On Tuesday morning, detectives received a tip on where Carmelina’s body was located.Sheriff Deryl Loar said Crystal Kohler was in possession of cocaine, and was arrested on charges of grand theft auto and driving with a suspended license. She was later charged with first degree murder. She’s being held in the Indian River County jail without bond.Officials will continue to investigate what led to the murder of Carmelina.If you have any information about Carmelina’s death, you’re asked to contact Detective Rebecca Hurley at 772-978-6240. Police have arrested the adopted daughter of a missing woman who was found dead on Tuesday.Daughter arrested after mom goes missing in Vero Beachlast_img read more

Enceladus Pumps Imagination into the Vacuum

first_imgNASA astrobiologists abandon scientific restraint in a naked push to titillate taxpayers for another vain quest to find life beyond Earth.Saturn’s geysering moon Enceladus is interesting enough to deserve a follow-up mission some day without having to call its gas plumes “candy for microbes.” Yet when Saturn scientists went public with ordinary news about chemistry, dressing it up in astrobiological confabulation, the press went nuts – reproducing all the silliness as if on LSD (Life at Saturn Delusions). Just look at the headlines launching their perhapsimaybecouldness index into thin air like firecrackers to get the public to say “Oooo… aaaah” —NASA Missions Provide New Insights into “Ocean Worlds” in Our Solar System (JPL). The press release that started it all: the chemical reaction they think is occurring underneath Enceladus “is at the root of the tree of life on Earth, and could even have been critical to the origin of life on our planet.” This was accompanied by a press briefing with Cassini scientists (see it all on YouTube).Scientists discover evidence for a habitable region within Saturn’s moon Enceladus ( “This discovery … heightens the possibility that the ocean of Enceladus could have conditions suitable for microbial life.”Saturn moon ‘able to support life’ (BBC News). Jonathan Amos writes, “Saturn’s ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth.” Note to press: Earth remains the only place in the universe where life is known to exist.Cassini finds final ingredient for alien life in Enceladus’s sea (New Scientist). Leah Crane writes breathlessly, “Enceladus is ripe for life.” Only way down does she quote Chris McKay giving a slight caveat of realism: “Just because a place is suitable for life doesn’t mean that life is present, because we don’t understand the origin of life at all.” So we don’t understand life on Earth, but we imagine it forming by chance on a distant, mostly-frozen moon?Potential Energy Source for Life Spotted on Saturn Moon Enceladus ( Mike Wall, a veteran hydrobioscopist, smiles after leaping from water to life: “Enceladus has liquid water, one of the key ingredients required for life as we know it.”Enceladus’ Subsurface Energy Source: What It Means for Search for Life ( Calla Cofield honors astrobiologist Jonathan Lunine, not pointing out that every prediction he made about life on Titan proved false.Icy Moon May Have the Right Stuff to Fuel Life (National Geographic). Michael Greshko pushes up the perhapsimaybecouldness index: “Something hot seems to be churning deep inside an icy moon, and NASA scientists think that it might be enough energy to fuel any hypothetical extraterrestrial life.”Astro Update: All That Life Needs on Enceladus (NASA Astrobiology Magazine). Any surprise that the bored astrobiology community, with nothing to look at to justify their existence, gets excited getting rich with possibility thinking? Sheila E. Gifford says, “If chemical energy is life’s coin and water is life’s marketplace, there may be a swift economy alive and well beneath the icy shell of Saturn’s brightest moon.“Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it’s time for a new mission (The Conversation). David Rothery, a Brit, lets the secret out: NASA wants Americans to dole out tax money for another mission: “For that we will need a purpose-built mission, such as the Enceladus Life Finder (ELF).”For all we know, microbes sent to Enceladus would choke immediately or freeze to death. But who wants to spoil the fun with realism? All this way-over-the-top speculation clearly has one purpose: to get people to support the proposed “Enceladus Life Finder” (ELF) dreamt up by secular materialists who think the public will be just as jazzed by the Poof Spoof as they are. They’re safe. They don’t have to fear falsification, because any trip out there would probably arrive long after all the promoters are retired or dead. And even if ELF fails to find life, they can always say they didn’t look hard enough (as they did at Mars after Viking sent back disappointing results in 1976).Speaking of Mars, Maggie Aderin-Pocock of University College London unveils astrobiologists’ empirical nakedness in this opening to her video clip on the BBC News: “60 years ago we thought that Mars was covered by lush vegetation. OK, and we’ve continued search for life and we haven’t found any.” So after six decades of failure, the public is supposed to invest more of their money in the losers? Here comes her new plug to the public to entice them to keep throwing money at failure: “What’s interesting in this find is that this moon, Enceladus, has the potential for life.” Interesting to whom? Clearly Maggie is interested; from her tone of voice and mannerisms, she’s all excited about the possibility of spending OPM (other people’s money) in hopes of detecting something to fill the vacuum. But lots of things have the potential for life: stars, comets, and the vacuum of space. Anything is possible when you’re speculating. The universe could be filled with Boltzmann Brains for all she knows. No doubt they love Molecular Hydrogen Candy, too.What is this alleged “potential for life” that makes Enceladus the new star of extraterrestrial habitability? Like good public speakers, the Saturn scientists reduced their talking points to three sound bites:Molecular hydrogen (this is the “microbe candy” Aderin-Pocock grins about; microbes “eat it”.)Organics. They’re talking about carbon dioxide (CO2). It’s a stretch to call that “organic” since you breathe it out, not in.An energy source. Everything above absolute zero has energy, so it’s a matter of degree.Lots of places in the universe could meet these criteria. Molecular clouds in the coldness of space, for instance, have molecular hydrogen, organics (carbon monoxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other poisons), and energy in the form of radiation from stars and supernovas. But why stop at the level of molecules? Why not call atoms the candy of microbes? Why not discuss quarks as building blocks of life? Why not consider asteroid collisions an energy source? Carried to ridiculous extremes, this kind of reasoning could see the “potential for life” in the interiors of stars.The Saturn astrobiologists play another card in the titillation act. Pointing to the abundant life at hydrothermal vents at Earth’s oceans, they assume that if analogous vents form under a presumptive ocean under the Enceladus ice shell, the vents will put out a welcome sign for microbes, bringing a stream of microscopic customers to the Habitability Sale. This is a false syllogism. It’s like saying, “Major premise: Iron is a requirement for skyscrapers. Minor Premise: Mars has iron. Conclusion: Mars has skyscrapers.”No one in Big Science or Big Media seems to notice these logical fallacies. When experts like Chris McKay speak, they seem immune from criticism by reporters:It is the definitive signal for molecular hydrogen in the plumes of Enceladus that Cassini has now confirmed.“If you were a micro-organism, hydrogen would be like candy – it’s your favourite food,” explained Dr Chris McKay, an astrobiologist with the US space agency (Nasa).“It’s very good energetically; it can support micro-organisms in grand style. Finding hydrogen is certainly a big plus; icing on the cake for the habitability argument, and a very tasty one at that.“And yet we don’t see any microbes standing in line at the Space X facility to take trips to molecular clouds in the Milky Way for lifetime supplies of free candy. McKay could test his idea with a simple experiment: bubble hydrogen into sterilized water in a test tube and count the microbes that show up, gobbling up the free candy.The scientific paper that launched this titillation game is published in Science. And yet the paper is very restrained in its speculation. They only thing the authors say refers to some observational facts about Earth microbes – albeit with a pinch of the power of suggestion:This state of disequilibrium is exploited by some forms of life (chemolithotrophs) as a source of chemical energy. One example is microorganisms that obtain energy by using H2 to produce CH4 from CO2 in a process called methanogenesis. Such H2-based metabolisms are used by some of the most phylogenetically ancient forms of life on Earth. On the modern Earth, geochemically derived fuels such as H2 support thriving ecosystems even in the absence of sunlight.Their concluding sentence is also quite restrained:This finding has implications for determining the habitability of Enceladus’ subsurface ocean, although the favorable thermodynamics alone are agnostic as to whether methanogenesis is actually occurring.In the same issue of Science, Jeffrey S. Seewald summarizes the paper, stating only that the find represents “a chemical energy source capable of supporting life.” This kind of restraint gives the perpetrators cover. They can truthfully say ‘we never said there is life there’, all the while knowing what reporters would do with it after the highly-publicized press briefing that gushed all over about the possibility of life.A video clip about “Ocean Worlds” at Science@NASA exhibits more empirical restraint, showing possible worlds with liquid water, but not making claims about life. It actually shows how unique Earth is because of its protective magnetic field. The text below the clip, however, engages in the same speculative leap about life like all the other press releases. None of these articles address a pressing problem: how could a tiny moon still be active after billions of years? In a sense, the talk about life is a distraction from that more empirical observation that has the potential to undermine the long ages needed to support the materialists’ origin-of-life speculations.In other Cassini news, the tiny moon Atlas got a new portrait. New Scientist shows the saucer-shaped moon covered in fluffy material, “more subdued” than scientists had expected. “The same gravity that causes all these weird phenomena that we’re seeing on these little moons causes energy to be pumped into some of the larger ones,” says Richard Terrile, using the opportunity to push astrobiology again. “And that energy can create under-ice oceans, maybe even habitable zones.” So is gravity being added to the list of ‘building blocks of life’?Update 4/17/17: The Hubble Space Telescope has possibly detected another vapor plume emanating from Jupiter’s moon Europa. used the opportunity to push astrobiology again: “A huge ocean of liquid water sloshes beneath Europa’s icy shell, making the 1,900-mile-wide (3,100 km) moon one of the solar system’s best bets to host alien life,” Mike Wall writes, adding, “(Many astrobiologists rank Europa and Saturn’s geyser-blasting, ocean-harboring moon Enceladus as the top two such candidates.)”Cassini is a grand mission, a superb achievement, rich in discovery and engineering successes. The scientists and engineers who built, launched, and navigated this bus-sized craft deserve the world’s grateful respect for bringing a beautiful planet home. Tragically, the mission is being tarnished by worthless excursions from AdventureLand to FantasyLand. But it’s nothing new. It went on constantly the 14 years I was at JPL as a bit player on the Cassini team. So who got punished for trying to bring a little scientific realism into the discussion? Well, I’m not working there any more, if that’s a clue.Titillation about life is unscientific and unnecessary. I offer a better way to interest the public in solar system exploration while maintaining scientific integrity: explain how everything we are finding in the solar system shows just how special our planet is. That would get everybody excited, even the non-materialists who constitute the majority of the public. (Visited 165 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Livestock training for the military extends reach of Extension

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the aftermath of war and natural disasters, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command teams help restore the affected community’s infrastructure by building roads, schools, medical facilities, sewer lines, and other infrastructure and conducting follow-up assessments to ensure progress for the future. These soldiers are responsible for executing five core civil affairs tasks: civil information management, foreign humanitarian assistance, nation assistance, population resource control and support to civil Administration.In some situations, the Army tries to ease conflict with better resource use in the communities where they are deployed. This endeavor can often include agriculture.To help prepare and train for instances where they may need to parachute in and assist with a situation involving livestock, a group of around 25 soldiers with the U.S. Army Reserve 412 Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), based in Columbus, Ohio, recently spent part of a day at Ohio State University’s Columbus livestock facilities.“When deployed, civil affairs soldiers act as a liaison between local communities and the theater military commander. We are doing animal training to get some agricultural familiarization,” said James McKasson, Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. “When these citizen-soldiers train with OSU, we are learning skills that we will likely employ when deployed around the world. When we are deployed, we are often trying to improve stability productivity and efficiency of food and animal systems. I feel its important because having a safe and reliable food supply is important to our global well-being.”McKasson is a veterinarian from Montana with extensive large animal experience, but many in his battalion previously had little to no experience working with livestock.“We went through basic animal handling and some on animal restraint, deworming, facility analysis, and environmental assessment,” McKasson said. “The others in this unit just need to be exposed to livestock and get familiar with them. This is the first time we have had this training since I have been with the unit. We have to be prepared for a really broad spectrum of things and this is one component of that training. They have been having a good time and learning a lot. It has been informative, eye opening and fun for them.”Several students and staff were on hand to assist with the training, including Gregg Fogle and Marty Mussard, farm managers of the OSU Beef and Sheep Centers. They were impressed with how quickly the group learned how to handle the livestock.“Some had experience with animals and some didn’t. I was surprised they had as much experience as they did. They learn pretty quickly. This is about the same as the introductory animal science course,” Fogle said. “We covered things like diseases, body condition scoring, calving, nutrition, bloat treatment,Ohio State University Extension beef specialist Steve Boyles covered a wide variety of livestock-related topics for the soldiers.and vaccinations. We also showed them how to euthanize animals correctly.”This is the third time OSU has hosted a military group for similar training.“They were interested in low-tech information they could pass on to the people they are working with overseas without overwhelming them,” Mussard said. “This group has been to places like Guatemala and Ethiopia. They had questions about how to treat diseases without antibiotics and how to handle situations with no facilities.”Ohio State University Extension beef specialist Stephen Boyles led much of the program. Boyles has done a fair amount of work with similar situations and was well prepared to start with the very basics of working with animals.“We have to understand our audience. This audience knows what they are doing in the military but many of them have very little animal handling experience. We went over some key points that they will be using if they have to work with livestock when deployed,” Boyles said. “We have worked with other groups that do not have a lot of familiarity with livestock. We work with police officers and emergency crews on how to work with animals and we have questions just about how you handle the animals. With this group we had questions about how animals kick and how animals move.”Getting more advanced, Boyles also talked about the benefits and advantages of the OSU facilities and how those could compare to what the Civil Affairs soldiers could encounter when deployed.“We tried to point out that they would not necessarily have facilities like we do here. We used a squeeze chute and said that they will not necessarily see that where they will be,” Boyles said. “We did provide materials on how to build a facility if they need to hold animals and we also talked about ways to work with a veterinarian to administThe training featured hands-on work with livestock and medication for sick animals if needed on a more basic level. We talked about finding salt as a supplement for improving the performance of animals on grass. We tried to come at it from that basic standpoint.“We also covered food and environmental safety to improve conditions in some of these places. We talked about how you handle animals when they die in a safe way to avoid spreading sickness to other animals and people. They are working at making lives better with safer food and a cleaner environment around the world. We told them, ‘This is how you do it in America. Here is how you could do it where you are going.’” The training only consisted of a half day, but it covered extensive information to better help the soldiers serve their country by serving others.“This gives us really international extension of knowledge. The military is interested in helping those populations around the world that we all have an interest in benefitting their well-being. This is just one other way we can provide benefits to people in other parts of the world,” Boyles said. “This is a non-traditional clientele for us, but being part of OSU Extension I think we really made a difference today.”last_img read more

Google Accounts for 6% of All Internet Traffic

first_imgRelated Posts Five years ago, Internet traffic was, for the most part, managed by tier 1 providers like AT&T, Verizon, Level 3 Communications and Global Crossing, all of which connected to thousands of tier 2 networks and regional providers. Today, that has changed. Now, instead of traffic being distributed among tens of thousands of networks, only 150 networks control some 50% of all online traffic. Among these new Internet superpowers, it’s no surprise to find Google listed. In fact, the search giant accounts for the largest source (6%) of all Internet traffic worldwide. This data comes from a new report put out by Arbor Networks, who has just completed a two-year study of 256 exabytes of Internet traffic data, the largest study of global traffic since the start of the commercial Internet in the mid-1990’s. “Hyper Giants” Rule Today’s InternetThe biggest trend to come out of Arbor Networks’ report is clearly that of the Internet’s consolidation. Today’s Internet is “flatter” and “more densely connected” than ever before, reveals Arbor Networks’ Chief Research Officer Danny McPherson. Not only is Google the largest traffic source, there are only 30 large companies in addition to Google and including sites like Facebook, Microsoft and YouTube which now account for a disproportionate 30% of all Internet traffic. According to Craig Labovitz, chief scientist at Arbor Networks, this shift represents the Internet’s move into a second phase where it’s no longer “all about contacting websites.” Rather, “over the past two years larger organizations have been buying up the smaller websites and by July 2009, 30 per cent of the internet was owned by a few large sites.” The acquisitions, the result of billions of dollars spent by large companies snapping up smaller ones, has created a new Internet core of “hyper giants,” a coin termed by the report. The other companies making the list of Internet giants include names like Akamai, Limelight, BitGravity, Highwinds, and Gravity – hardly household names, and certainly not big telco providers. Instead, these content delivery networks (CDNs), are the new Internet backbone that help move large amounts of data across the web. So Long P2P, Hello Streaming MediaConsolidation is not the only trend revealed by the new findings, however. The report also discovered a sharp decline in peer-to-peer traffic, which only two years prior peaked at 40% of all traffic worldwide. Today, while still a hefty number, P2P traffic has dropped down to 18%. Why the change? For the most part, the file-sharing that took place on networks like Limewire and Napster back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, has now been largely replaced by streaming video thanks to to sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix. Given easier and less technical ways of accessing media, consumers have begun to shift away from the headache of P2P to these new and often free or ad-supported sites. Today, as much as 20% of web traffic is video, Labovitz estimates. As far as Internet traffic in general, more than half (52%) is web-based, up from 42% in 2007. The remaining traffic comes from email and private networks. A “Dramatic” Shift?“Saying the Internet has changed dramatically over the last five years is cliché – the Internet is always changing dramatically,” notes Labovitz. “However, over the course of the last five years, we’ve witnessed the start of an equally dramatic shift in the fundamental business of the Internet.” He adds, “as content is getting faster and better quality it will change the face of the internet.” sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google#news#NYT#Trends#web last_img read more

Hawaii’s Solar Battle

first_imgRooftop power is ‘inconsistent’On Oahu, the new rule has cut business in half for many solar installers. Permits for rooftop installations also have been trimmed by about half. Previously, solar installations had doubled every year since 2010, Reuters says.Part of the trouble on Oahu is that Hawaiian Electric is running a small, independent power grid. The utility says rooftop installations there generate electricity inconsistently and make the power grid less safe and less reliable.“It’s almost like you have a 200 MW power plant … and you don’t know what it’s going to do,” a Hawaiian Electric vice president told Reuters. “This is not about the electric company trying to put barriers in front of people.”Hawaii has very high electric rates and, as a result, lots of homeowners have solar panels. Roughly 10% of Hawaiian Electric customers generate their own electricity, Reuters says, compared with 1.4% in California. Hawaii has set a goal of generating 40% of its power from renewable sources by the year 2030, the report said. Hawaii is the latest arena where homeowners are going head-to-head with their electric utility over residential solar installations.According to a Reuters’ report, homeowners on the island of Oahu must now seek the permission of the Hawaiian Electric Co., and possibly pay for upgrades to nearby electrical circuits, before they can install solar panels on their own roofs.The new rule went into effect in September. Reuters says the same rule has been in place on the other Hawaiian islands for some time, but it hasn’t caused the same kind of uproar as it has on Oahu, home to about three-quarters of the state’s population.Hawaii is one of several states where utilities are seeking to change the rules for residential solar systems. Elsewhere, utility executives have complained that customers with solar installations aren’t paying their fair share for grid maintenance and put an unfair burden on non-solar customers.Arizona Public Service now charges a fee for solar installations; in other states, utilities have sought to lower the amount they pay homeowners for the power they generate.last_img read more

Busmen ground Aguilas; Stallion, Global escape

first_imgDavao got a late consolation goal from Harry Sawyer in the first minute of second half stoppage time as the Aguilas lost for the ninth time this season.Despite acquiring veterans Phil and James Younghusband, Simone Rota, Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong during the transfer window, victory has remained elusive for the Aguilas, who only have six points from 15 matches.The Busmen have played six games less than Meralco Manila, which was held to a goalless draw by Global Cebu also on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentscenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna striker Jess Melliza continued his scoring run as he fired the only goal that lifted Laguna past JPV Marikina.The fleet-footed lefty from La Paz, Iloilo, beat JPV goalkeeper Nelson Gasic from a tight angle in the 77th minute to push Stallion closer to JPV with 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChristiaens found Fernando Rodriguez at the far post for a close-range strike in 19th minute, before punctuating the win with a clinical goal off the counterattack three minutes from time.Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon was also on the scoresheet, firing home from just inside the box in the 50th minute. Defender Jeffrey Christiaens scored a goal and assisted on another as AFC Cup Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros kept the retooled Davao Aguilas winless with a 3-1 victory on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Returning to PFL action just four days after their elimination in the interzone semifinals of the AFC Cup, the Busmen played with verve and urgency as they collected their ninth win of the season to hike their tally to 28 points for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Arellano, TIP collide LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Video: Clemson Defensive Tackle Christian Wilkins Shows Off His Impressive Athleticism

first_imgClemson Memorial Stadium during a Tigers game against Syracuse.CLEMSON, SC – OCTOBER 25: A general view of Memorial Stadium prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange on October 25, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)Christian Wilkins is a defensive tackle by trade, but the 300-pound Clemson Tiger is a spectacular all-around athlete. During spring practice, Wilkins has tried his hand at a number of skills that aren’t usually part of being an interior lineman, like making one-handed catches and kicking field goals.Of course, Wilkins is also pretty good at playing his position. As a true freshman, he racked up 33 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and two sacks for the Tigers this season. More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img read more

Stars Expected To Attend All In For CP Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament

first_imgThe One Step Closer Foundation will hold its annual celebrity charity poker tournament this weekend.One Step Closer Foundation PokerThe One Step Closer Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization whose main goal is to ease, as much as possible, the lives of those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy.This event incorporates the who’s who of celebrities, poker pros, high rollers and average Joe’s coming together for a very important cause. This event has been overwhelmingly successful and is getting bigger with each year. To date this event has helped raise over 460K getting the charity one step closer to their ultimate goal where Cerebral Palsy is a thing of the past.Celebrities expected to attend include Cheryl Hines, Mekhi Phifer, Shannon Elizabeth, Montel Williams and Scotty Nguyen.WHEN: Saturday, December 8th Tourney start – 2 pmWHERE: The Venetian Hotel & Casino 3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109last_img read more