Bethany Jean Clement The Seattle Times Published 9:38 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 You haven’t forgotten about pesto, have you? This is a public service announcement. I made pasta with pesto for guests recently, and they loved it. As in, could not stop talking about how good it was while they ate it as fast as they could and then asked for more. The happiness-to-effort ratio was approximately 1,000,000 to 1. I felt like I tied my shoes successfully and was given a Nobel Prize. Then I made some pesto the other afternoon — it takes about 10 minutes — and boiled some noodles at 9 p.m., then ate pesto pasta while watching “Glow.” I kept thinking, “This is so good” (the pesto pasta, though the new season of “Glow” is good, too, especially episode 8). Happiness-to-effort ratio: also off the charts. Pesto is simple, pure green gloriousness. The taste of this magic sauce combines the peppery freshness of basil, the tingle of raw garlic, the … [Read more...] about The perfection of pesto: a public service announcement
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Following the government’s decision to introduce a bevy of new rules to create a level playing field between the e-hailing and conventional taxi industries, Grab Malaysia has revealed a reduction in the number of new part-time drivers registering with the ride-hailing company. In a report by Bernama, Grab Malaysia’s country head Sean Goh revealed it was normal to see a decrease during a transition period. “We are finding the best solution for all (parties) as we understand the majority of our drivers are part-timers and their income from Grab contributes 30% to their household income,” he said after meeting with the Council of Eminent Persons recently. Goh added that Grab had actively engaged with the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and that discussions will continue to ensure a common ground is found between the parties. He also noted that the company is in talks with various insurance companies on new insurance requirements, which was one of the changes that the … [Read more...] about Grab Malaysia sees reduction in driver registrations after new rules announced by Ministry of Transport
The Detroit News Published 3:17 p.m. UTC Jun 22, 2018 Hours before her first day in office as Macomb County’s elected public works director, Candice Miller hit the ground running. A sewer collapse created a giant sinkhole in Fraser that threatened to swallow homes and perhaps cause an environmental catastrophe. While her predecessor was vacationing in Florida, Miller, 63, was calling in the troops. Several million dollars and several weeks later, the crisis was addressed — the repair of the 15 Mile Interceptor completed on time and under budget. She is perhaps as proud that not one gallon of untreated wastewater ever made its way into the Clinton River or Lake St. Clair. But there wasn’t much time for celebration. After that emergency, the feds came knocking, subpoenaing 10 of her 65 employees to appear before a grand jury investigation looking into possible corruption concerning the public works office. Dino Bucci — a Macomb Township trustee and former … [Read more...] about Candice Miller: Legacy of firsts in public service
It may not be foremost on legislators' minds, but it has to be there somewhere: What happens if the Capitol is still full of protesters when the filing period for state and federal offices begins on Wednesday?Typically, almost all candidates file in person — which often means standing in line in the Capitol rotunda. If teachers are still swarming the building Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, that may mean legislators standing in line to file for re-election surrounded by people who may not be very happy with them.And it could inspire some of those unhappy people to file themselves.Teachers are expected to return to the Capitol on Monday for a sixth day of protesting for increased education funding.In recent years, filing has been on the second floor of the Capitol, but Bryan Dean of the Oklahoma State Election Board said late Friday the current plan is to move it just inside the west entrance on the first floor. He said the intention is to alleviate congestion on the upper … [Read more...] about Will the education uproar at the state Capitol affect this week’s filing for public office?
The next wave of self-driving Waymo cars will be electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, the automotive supplier said Tuesday. Up to 20,000 electric crossovers will be fitted with the self-driving hardware by 2020, a significant commitment for the relatively small automaker. Later this year, Waymo said it would launch an app for self-driving taxis that can be hailed by the public, an extension of its "Early Rider" program already underway in Phoenix. It's unclear when it will launch, or if participants will be selected by the automaker instead of opting in to the service. READ MORE: Waymo given green light to commercialize self-driving taxis The hardware announcement was made ahead of the 2018 New York auto show, and signaled Waymo’s broader interest in more automakers beyond past partners. Waymo’s second fleet of retail vehicles for testing were hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Lexus SUVs were the initial testbeds for Waymo’s technology, which will be retired soon. … [Read more...] about Waymo announces new fleet of self-driving Jaguar I-Pace crossovers