By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 4:31 am CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device California’s largest electric utility is facing billions of dollars in lawsuits and other liabilities from wildfires caused by its equipment. Now that PG&E is poised to file for bankruptcy for the second time in 18 years, customers, shareholders and victims of the state’s deadly wildfires are left wondering what’s next. Q: What does this mean for me? Will my lights still turn on when I flip the switch? Will our gas heater still heat our house? A: Yes. “PG&E is not going out of business,” the company said in a statement. “We do not expect any impact to natural gas or electric service for our customers as a result of the Chapter 11 process.” During bankruptcy proceedings, the company will continue to run … [Read more...] about PG&E bankruptcy Q&A: What does it mean for me?
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IF you keep hearing the word "snowflake" being used to describe groups of outraged Twitter users or protesters, you are not alone. But if all this talk is a little bit confusing, here's everything you need to know about the strange term - including where it came from and who it often refers to. What does 'snowflake' mean? Other than frozen rain, a "snowflake" is a term used to describe used an overly sensitive person who thinks the world revolves around them. Snowflakes gasp in horror when they hear an opinion they don't like, and believe they have a right to be protected from anything unpalatable. Today's generation of sensitive uni students are often labelled snowflakes because they receive "trigger warnings" on books and lectures that might contain upsetting subjects. Snowflake youngsters were horrified at un-PC jokes in the 90s sitcom Friends, which they saw for the first time when it was released on Netflix. The term was also used when people began complaining about old James … [Read more...] about What does ‘snowflake’ mean, who are ‘generation snowflake’ and what’s the origin of the term?
Italians love the World Cup, even when they're not in it 'Mondiali' (World Cup) was the single most searched term in 2018, despite the fact that Italy failed to qualify for football's biggest contest. It also topped the list of events searched for in what was an exceptionally eventful year: Italians looked up the World Cup more than they searched for the general election or the disastrous collapse of Genoa's Morandi Bridge. The Italian internet is morbidly curious Four of the top five most searched names were famous figures who died this year: Italian-born businessman Sergio Marchionne, formerly of Fiat Chrysler; Fabrizio Frizzi, TV presenter and national treasure (as well as the voice of the Italian Woody in the dubbed versions of Toy Story); Swedish DJ Avicii, dead at 28; and Davide Astori, the Fiorentina footballer who died suddenly of a suspected heart attack. The only living member of the top five was Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Turin's own Juventus in … [Read more...] about ‘What does sexist mean?’: What Italy Googled most in 2018
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean? Supported by ByPeter Baker and Nicholas Fandos Dec. 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — The latest revelations by prosecutors investigating President Trump and his team draw a portrait of a candidate who personally directed an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election and whose advisers had more contact with Russia than Mr. Trump has ever acknowledged. In the narrative that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and New York prosecutors are building, Mr. Trump continued to secretly seek to do business in Russia deep into his presidential campaign even as Russian agents made more efforts to influence him. At the same time, in this account he ordered hush payments to two women to suppress stories of impropriety in … [Read more...] about Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean?
SPAIN’S annual Christmas lottery draws in a thousands of punters, all in with a chance of picking up a fortune cash prizes. But just why is El Gordo so popular, what does it mean and how does it work? What is El Gordo? Spain's massively popular Christmas lottery hands out 2.3 billion euros across the country. The lottery’s top prize per winning ticket is 400,000 euros (£355,000). Other lotteries have larger individual top prizes but El Gordo, which dates from 1812, is ranked as the world's richest for the total prize money on offer. This year the cash bonanza will dish out 25 million prizes on December 22. Standard tickets cost 20 euros and people traditionally chip in and buy shares in several tickets with friends, family or workmates. It is designed so as many people as possible snag a win or at least break even with cash prizes doled out across the country. Local bars or associations often offer tickets to staff and customers. What does El Gordo mean? El Gordo means … [Read more...] about What is El Gordo, what does it mean and how much can you win in the 2018 Spanish Christmas lottery?