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Archives for April 14, 2019

Stratolaunch: ‘World’s largest plane’ lifts off for the first time

From BBC The world’s largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken flight for the first time. Built by Stratolaunch, the company set up by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011, the aircraft is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. The idea is to fly the plane to 10 km (6.2 […]

Disgraced former Berkeley schools CFO sentenced to 11 more years; 16 total [$25,000 trip to Cayman Islands]

By Anne Emerson From ABC News4 BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Sixteen years. That’s how much time the disgraced Berkeley County Schools ex-CFO Brantley Thomas will spend in prison for stealing money from the district. Thomas will also have to repay $1.4 million of the money he stole. Thomas pleaded guilty to 37 counts of embezzlement […]

A woman miscarried at a California hospital. 6 years later she discovered the hospital had secretly taped the procedure

By Nicole Einbinder From Business Insider A lawsuit filed in March alleges that Sharp Grossmont Hospital in Southern California secretly recorded around 1,800 women between July 2012 and June 2013 as they underwent a range of gynecological procedures, including Caesarean births, D&Cs after miscarriages, hysterectomies, and sterilizations. Sharp HealthCare, the company that oversees Sharp Grossmont […]

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

From BBC A Democratic congresswoman says she will not be silenced after facing a barrage of criticism over comments she made about the 9/11 attacks – including from Donald Trump. The US president tweeted “WE WILL NEVER FORGET” alongside a video showing footage of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks spliced with a speech by Representative […]

Caribbean region urged to fight crime collectively

From Caribbean Observer ST GEORGE ‘S, Grenada (CMC) — Chairman of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Council for Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE), Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says a collective approach is needed to effectively address security across the region. “We need each other as our fight against crime is a collective one”, he […]

South Dakota Governor wants kids to kill animals for fun and profit

By Laura Goldman From Care2 “Love seeing kids this excited about being outside!!” South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wrote on her Facebook page April 6. “Let’s get kids away from the x-box and out with the live box!” Accompanying the governor’s post are super creepy photos of young children. A little girl makes a thumbs-up gesture next […]

The learning funnel

By Paul McGowan From PS Audio My post about mavens got me to thinking about how our learning curve funnels from the big to the small. We start with a big idea or project and over time narrow down to the nitty-gritty. Working with the new PS Audio AN3 loudspeakers has been a challenge made easier because of our […]

Ban on marijuana pre-employment testing

By Nelson A. king from Caribbean Life New York City Council on Tuesday approved legislation from Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, which bans pre-employment testing for marijuana usage in the vast majority of cases. The legislation was co-prime sponsored by Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo and Council Member Carlina Rivera, and passed by an overwhelming […]

What is Game of Thrones’ Legacy in Epic Fantasy?

By Tad Williams From Vulture “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring “The things we love destroy us […]

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