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You Can How To Watch Rose Parade 2021 Live Stream Online Free presented by Honda begins at 8 AM on January 1, 2021, and will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping with one of our Rose Bowl and Rose Parade Tours with this years game being the site of a College Football Semi-Final Playoff match.

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The Pasadena Star-News Less than nine months from now, when the 2021 Rose Parade makes its way through downtown Pasadena, almost every other flower-powered float will be punctuated by a marching band. Let the countdown to festivities begin as parade organizers, the Tournament of Roses released the first part of next year’s lineup with marching bands from around locales as far-flung as Italy, Japan, Panama, Sweden, and Taiwan.

ABC News According to a news release earlier this week, 21 groups will participate in the 132nd Rose Parade, whose theme is “Dream. Believe. Achieve.” The bands were selected by Tournament of Roses volunteers based on their musicianship, marching ability, and entertainment (or special interest) value, the release says.

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Enjoy the excitement of New Year’s morning in the tradition and pageantry of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands at the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on January 1, 2021.

The Tournament of Roses Official Tour is the ideal way to experience a wonderful New Year’s celebration. All event tickets are confirmed and guaranteed.

Tour includes transportation, reserved seating and snacks. Seats are north-facing seats which mean there’s no sun in your eyes.

Departs various locations throughout San Diego at 4:00 AM from various locations

Departure Points:

South San Diego- Palomar Trolley Station, Chula Vista, CA 4.00 am

Central San Diego- Santa Fe Train Station, 1050 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 4.20 am

North County San Diego Coastal- La Costa Park & Ride, La Costa, CA 4.45 am

North County Oceanside- Oceanside Transit Center, 235 S. Tremont Street, Oceanside, CA 5.00 am

Anaheim- Sheraton Park Anaheim, 1855 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802 @ 5.45 am

Returns 1 hour after the parade with a lunch stop on own in San Juan Capistrano for San Diego.

Alabama Los Angeles Unified School District — All District High School Honor Band – Los Angeles Mira Mesa High School “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard – San Diego O’Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers – O’Fallon, Illinois Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band and Herald Trumpets – Pasadena Royal Swedish Cadet Band – Karlskrona, Sweden The Salvation Army Tournament of Roses Band – Los Angeles St. Ursula Eichi Sendai Honor Band – Sendai, Miyagi, Japan Marching Band.

Honor Guards and Color Guards of Taipei First Girls High School – Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China Tennessee State University Aristocrat of Bands – Nashville, Tennessee Triuggio Marching Band – Triuggio, Monza and Brianza, Italy the United States Marine Corps West Coast Composite Band – MCRD, San Diego and Camp Pendleton Waukee Warrior Regiment – Waukee, Iowa

Germany has an unholy new alliance: climate denial and the far-right

A dead bird of prey lying in the grass near a wind farm is the stark image on the home page of a new German website. “Climate change – we have got a couple of questions” is the headline that greets visitors, but the questioners already seem to know the answers to their 16 questions. “Due to an alleged climate emergency, new laws are to be passed prescribing a new way of life for us, one that will have adverse environmental effects and could lead to the deindustrialization of Germany.” Klimafragen.org is the latest attempt to question the scientific and social consensus around the climate crisis in Germany. The authors, all from well-known climate-denier institutions and conservative political circles, list areas where they say Germany’s climate policy still has blind spots, notably over climate models, sea levels, energy conversion, and counter-opinions.

Parliamentary groups in the Bundestag, they argue, should provide answers to their questions, although some are based on outdated findings. According to the organizers, about 33,500 people have signed up, seeking answers. A similar petition fizzled out in September 2019: then, Fritz Vahrenholt, a former Social Democratic Party (SPD) environment minister in Hamburg, ex-chief executive of a subsidiary of the energy giant RWE and well-known climate change denier, wrote to members of the Bundestag.

His letter outlined his own “model calculation”, according to which plants can absorb very much more CO2 than science suggests. The author of a study he cited later contradicted this interpretation. Deniers of manmade climate change don’t have an easy time in Germany. For years, a stable 80% of the population has been convinced of climate change, supports a switch to greener energy and backs tougher climate goals. Environmental campaigners regularly receive increased donations and report growing membership.

In contrast to the US, UK or Australia, there is barely a single major German company that openly opposes climate science. And the media rarely give a platform to anyone skeptical about the scale of the climate crisis. But what the deniers now have instead is a platform in the German parliament. The far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) challenges the scientific consensus on climate, describes climate policy as “hysteria” and mocks Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future school strikes movement and has seats in the Bundestag and in all the German regional parliaments.

The AfD has abandoned the previous cross-party consensus on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Paris climate agreement. It sees itself as the defender of disputed diesel technology, rails against the supposed “eco-madness” and rewards climate change deniers – even those who challenge all the serious scientific findings – with invitations to address parliamentary committees. Strategically, the AfD is using climate politics as a key way to distinguish itself from the established parties.

Its leader, Alexander Gauland, sees climate as the “third big issue for the AfD” after the euro and the refugee crisis. The party receives public funding, yet is now the main destination for climate crisis denial. And increasingly the view that all this stuff about climate catastrophe can’t possibly be true is openly heard in the mainstream. After the IPCC’s special report on agriculture, for example, Gero Hocker, a Free Democratic Party (FDP) MP, accused the experts of not looking hard enough at the details – but without backing up his accusation.

His party colleague Nicola Beer describes the “supposed appearance of more extreme weather events” as “fake news”. A magazine published by the German Rotary Club published a piece that described the climate crisis as an instrument in the struggle against capitalism. “Climate change is a highly ideological, subversive concept that has made a utopia of ‘climate salvation’ [and] a goal of political action and a moral commandment,” it said.

The pushback on climate is partly down to the fact that the government has for so long shirked its responsibilities, according to Martin Kaiser of Greenpeace Germany. Rather than seeing the switch to a low-carbon economy as an opportunity and communicating accordingly, even members of Angela Merkel’s cabinet have talked about how expensive, difficult and disputed energy conversion is.

If the government is always in the business of playing off the social cost against ecology, rather than bringing the two together, we shouldn’t be surprised if populists take them at their word,” Kaiser says. Deniers remain on the defensive. The Fridays for Future protests have been defining the debate, and while Germany’s coal phase-out isn’t due until 2038, the switch is now inevitable and has about €40bn of finance behind it.

A climate protection law will steer Germany to net-zero emissions by 2050. Business lobbies are pressing for greater clarity on climate goals and renewables. And the Greens, who have for decades led the demand for greater ambition in terms of climate protection, enjoy 20% support in the polls – a new government in 2021 looks unlikely without them. Carel Mohn, editor-in-chief of the FactCheck website klimafakten.de, which is financed by the Mercator Foundation and the European Climate Foundation, doesn’t foresee a huge challenge from denialists.

More worrying is his view is the “yes, but” skeptics who supposedly advocate environmental protection but then get in the way of real progress. The debate is also concerning because it shows just “how weak, badly organized and ill-prepared for their job” those politicians meant to be well informed on climate really are.

He can barely think of a single official authority that issues rebuttals when politicians come out with demonstrably false statements on meat consumption, forestry protection or air transport. Sometimes, though, you can rely on the climate deniers to trip themselves up, as the AfD group in the Bundestag often does.

In a recent parliamentary question, it asked for verification that 97% of scientists agree on the causes of global warming. The environment minister returned to the house to confirm that the figures were inaccurate: it’s 99.94%. • Bernhard Pötter writes for the German newspaper Tageszeitung

SoPo band teacher selected for Rose Bowl parade

SOUTH PORTLAND — Jennifer Fletcher, who teaches fifth-grade band at South Portland elementary schools, has been selected to join band directors from across the country in the 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade. Fletcher is an alumnus of the South Portland music program and she’s also on the SPHS marching band staff and a member of the production team for the high school’s annual musical. The theme for next year’s parade, which takes place Jan. 1 in Pasadena, California, is “Dream, Believe, Achieve.” The parade’s focus will be on celebrating the ability of education to “open doors, open minds, and change lives,” according to a press release from organizers. In all, 300 band teachers from across the country will accompany a custom-designed, animated float, entitled “We teach music. We teach life,” the release says.

Time

All Day (Wednesday)

Location

Abravanel Hall

Organizer

Adrian Sandovalinfo@hayhouse.com po box 5100 box 5100, carlsbad, ca 92018

Our Jan/Feb issue is out on stands now! This issue means so much to us. Made with lots of love and tears. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it. ❤️ ...

Here's one from our upcoming Jan/Feb issue out on stands in just a few days. We hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy every moment of reading it.⁠

Mary photobombs Lisa Barlow at the premiere party for Real Housewives of Salt Lake. Below is a snippet from Mary's last editor's letter:⁠

"It’s all a little crazy.⁠
Sometime in 2020, the world stopped making sense for a lot of us. Between one of the ugliest election cycles the U.S. has ever been through and the most mysterious disease most of us have ever experienced, normal was canceled. We can’t get together with friends, hug our loved ones, be in the room with them when they die. But somehow we have to go on, right? Somehow we have to continue to work and love and laugh. This issue of Salt Lake magazine holds a lot of frivolity, the main one being an extremely silly TV show, The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. There I am in a pink fur coat in a car with our cover housewife, Lisa Barlow and her boys."⁠

Pick up our Jan/Feb issue at your local grocer and read the full letter. ❤️

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We love you so much, Salt Lake ❤️⁠

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. Be merry, be bright and be good for goodness sake! ✨
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Skip the milk and cookies this holiday and leave out something that Santa really wants 🍺😉🎅⁠

Check out our local holiday beer round up for last minute gift ideas! Link in bio!
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Mary's last-minute holiday gift ideas from last year are still as true and relevant today...⁠

"The planet we live with and the creatures on it need all kinds of things. Polar bears need presents, tree frogs in the Amazon need gifts, our Utah canyons and our national parks need help."⁠

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There was never a time there wasn’t Mary Malouf. Until now. Today, Mary died when a rogue wave swept her out to sea off the coast of Northern California. Only she – perhaps the world’s foremost lover of Bronte, BBC mysteries and, of course, Moby Dick – would appreciate such poetic drama.

“I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.” — Mary Brown Malouf. Ooops. Herman Mellville.
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