Rain for race day?

How will the weather in the southern hemisphere affect the first Grand Prix race of the new season and day 4 of the First Test between England and New Zealand?

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/43527242

Several non-profit organizations have noted that the 2,232-page version of the omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (full text) made public yesterday does not contain a repeal of the Johnson Amendment. A press release from the National Council of Nonprofits says in part:Public trust is essential for charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations to do their work – and keeping the Johnson Amendment in place allows the public to continue trusting that our organizations can focus on our missions without being torn apart by divisive partisan politics.A Baptist Joint Committee press release expresses similar sentiments, saying in part:Those who depend on houses of worship and community nonprofits can breathe a sigh of relief, as concerted efforts to weaken the longstanding law that keeps the 501(c)(3) sector free from partisan campaigning were rebuked yet again. Some hoped they could slip a bad policy change into must-pass legislation, but advocates for keeping nonprofits nonpartisan spoke up and prevailed.

Source: http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2018/03/omnibus-spending-bill-does-not-contain.html

Washington Examiner yesterday reported that for a second time the U.S. Navy has rejected the application of Jason Heap to become the Navy’s first Secular Humanist chaplain. His application was first rejected in 2014 (see prior related posting), but more recently the Navy chaplain advisory board recommended approval. However 45 House members and 22 Senators wrote the Navy opposing approval.  Senator Richard Wicker, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the Navy’s rejection of Heap’s application, saying:The appointment of an atheist to an undeniably religious position is fundamentally incompatible with atheism’s secularism. This decision preserves the distinct religious role that our chaplains carry out.

Source: http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2018/03/navy-again-rejects-application-to.html

The Jewish Chronicle reports that a Sheriff’s Court in Airdrie, Scotland yesterday found 30-year old Mark Meechan guilty of a hate crime for a YouTube posting that went viral. The video featured a dog owned by Meechan’s girlfriend.  Meechan had trained the dog to give a Nazi salute when Meechan said

After eight years of marriage, Alex and I see eye to eye on most things — date-night rituals, low-key parenting — but there’s one thing we can’t agree on…
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Next up in our month of Trader Joe’s hacks are these coconut shrimp tacos. Our friend Linsey made them for a girls’ dinner this winter, and they were so delicious.… Read more
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