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Emergency Regulations: Prohibition of Activities and Mandatory Actions During Drought Emergency (Water Conservation hits Imperial County))

State Water Board Approves Emergency Regulation to Ensure
Agencies and State Residents Increase Water Conservation
For Immediate Release Contact: George Kostyrko
July 15, 2014 (916) 341-7365

How common are plane crashes?

 


Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “How common are plane crashes?” was written by Aisha Gani, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 16.20 UTC

There have been three aviation disasters in the last week: the shooting down last Thursday of the http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/17/malaysia-airlines-plane-crash-east-ukraine over eastern Ukraine, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew, the http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/taiwan-transasia-airways-plane-crash-penghu-island-typhoon-matmo while trying to land at a Taiwanese airport on Wednesday, killing 48 and injuring 10, and the crashing today of http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/24/air-algerie-flight-5017-wreckage-found-mali, which was carrying 110 passengers and six crew members.

The Guardian view on America’s botched executions

 


Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article titled “The Guardian view on America’s botched executions” was written by Editorial, for The Guardian on Thursday 24th July 2014 18.37 UTC

On Wednesday, Arizona took an hour and 58 minutes http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/23/arizona-killer-still-alive-an-hour-after-execution-begins, a convicted murderer. Injected with a lethal mix of sedatives and painkillers, Wood was seen to be “gasping and snorting” for more than an hour and was confirmed to be still alive after 70 minutes. One eyewitness counted 660 gasps. Another said Wood was “like a fish on shore gulping for air”. Wood’s death took so long that http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/us/arizona-takes-nearly-2-hours-to-execute-inmate.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpSum&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news while the procedure was taking place.