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          2015 Recap      Cache   Translate Page      

Waiting until the last possible moment to write these recap posts seems to have become a tradition for me. This year, I decided to follow up on last year’s goals and list a few new ones for 2016.

Ship Cushion

cushionapp.com

On July 14 of 2015, I finally shipped Cushion, the freelancing app that has absolutely consumed my life for the past two years. The day went off without a hitch and I watched as a wave of new users signed up to try it out. Ever since, I’ve been trying my hardest to grow it into a sustainable app that I could turn into a full-time career. So far, I’m about halfway there, and I’m ecstatic about Cushion’s future—especially this upcoming year. I plan to hire a few freelancers to help get Cushion to the next level, which is both exciting and terrifying.

Use spreadsheets

Cushion Expenses

I didn’t take advantage of spreadsheets as much as I had hoped this past year, but I did use spreadsheets to manage Cushion’s expenses page as well as track my business expenses. After suffering through accounting software since I started freelancing, I pulled the plug and replaced it with spreadsheets. With a small amount of extra work, I have everything in a flexible format that doesn’t cost a dime. (I would gladly pay for a human-friendly service that focuses on ease and exportability.)

Continue existing routines

Instead of continuing my gym routine, I actually cancelled my membership and I haven’t been back since. I would’ve continued going if it weren’t for the gym’s outrageous (though not surprising) fees for pausing a membership. I did sign up for an indoor basketball league that starts in January, so hopefully that will get me back into a healthy routine.

One week between client gigs

casper.com

I’m happy to share that I’ve gone a step further than one week between client gigs. Because of my focus on Cushion, I’ve been fortunate enough to take between 1-3 months off between clients this past year. Early in the year, I worked with Project Florida on the Sum website (RIP). Over the summer, I reuinted with Oak Studios to help with Siteleaf 2.0. And in November, I collaborated with Casper on their fancy new homepage. I don’t think I’ll be as lucky in 2016, but maybe I can get Cushion to a point where I don’t need clients—who knows with freelancing.

Book a few speaking gigs

I didn’t speak at a conference in 2015, but I did book a speaking gig at Create Upstate in May. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned from bootstrapping Cushion and balancing freelance work while running an app. I hope to book a few more talks throughout the year, so if you know a conference that would be a good fit, let me know!

Take more photos

My wife, Jen, lettering at the studio

I beat myself up over not taking as many photos as I once did—especially after digging through old hard drives and finding that even the “bad” photos are incredibly valuable to me years later. Going forward, I need to capture my life on a daily basis. Even if I never post the photos anywhere, I will make it a necessity to record at least one “experience” each day. I know I’ll regret it if I don’t.

Read more books

Again, I didn’t read as many books as I anticipated I would, but I did finish The Martian in 9 hours—a personal record! (6 of those hours were on a flight and I simply couldn’t put the book down after that.) For 2016, I think I’ll have more success by establishing a reading schedule. Instead of picking a book and reading it whenever I remember to, I need to designate time throughout the week to slow down and bury my head in a good book. I’m starting Ready Player One right now, so if anyone has a suggestion for the next few, I’d love to hear.

Play more video games

In 2015, I played plenty of video games. It’s easy when your wife plays more than you. After breezing through the remastered Grand Theft Auto V, Arkham Knight, and quitting The Last of Us out of pure fear, I’m now deep into Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Star Wars Battlefront. I don’t know what to tackle once I’m done with those two, but I love free roaming games.

Ride my bike

It pains me to say that I only rode my bike a few times in 2015. I still have it, so there’s always hope for 2016, but now that my studio is a short, relaxing walk away from our apartment, I can’t imagine I’ll start anytime soon. I should really plan day trips to areas of Brooklyn I’ve never been and ride there. I know of dozens of coffee shops I still need to visit, so maybe that should be my driving force.

Take a trip outside of Brooklyn every 3 months

Jen and I at Coopers Rock, WV

I‘m proud to say that we traveled a fair amount this past year. We weren’t one of those couples who is constantly instagramming exotic locations around the world, but we at least got out of the city every three months—traveling to Upstate New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, and West Virginia. After reaching that goal, I realized that traveling every three months isn’t enough. For 2016, the new goal is to take four big trips with a few shorter trips in between. So far, we already have Joshua Tree and Palm Springs booked for February along with a week in Austin for July. And, I can guarantee that we’ll return to Portland again in the fall.

In 2016

Looking ahead, I plan to focus on quality of life. This doesn’t only mean experiencing more, but also taking care of myself. I need to slow down, work less, and reduce unnecessary stresses in my life.

Embrace the freelance schedule

Jen and I practically live at the studio with how much we work, so I want to battle that with a more flexible schedule. Instead of racing to the studio in the morning and zombie-walking home at night, I’d like to start a couple days a week without an agenda. Since we also tend to work the weekend, I want to start treating Wednesday like a mid-week weekend. Hopefully, that will break the week up better and help prevent those stretches when we forget to take time off. We really need to take advantage of the most appealing aspect of freelance—not having a schedule.

Contribute to open source

I know this entails more work, which is against my theme for 2016, but I feel the need to give back to the coding community. I try to write about my process and experiences as much as I can, but I haven’t really shared much code over the years. After years of coding in private, I miss having code out in the public for the world to reference and utilize. I’d be happy with even contributing the occasional one-line pull request.

Spend time in the kitchen

Our tiny kitchen in Brooklyn

For those who don’t live in a tiny apartment or rely on Seamless for dinner, you might have a difficult time grasping the fact that we don’t use our kitchen. Now that we have a new floor and more space, I really want to spend more time in our “closet with a stove”. I’m not much of a cook, but I know I can follow a recipe. Even if this only results in cooking dinner once a week, I’d feel accomplished.

Establish a better backup system

For how cautious I am in real life, most people would be shocked to know that I don’t backup much of my data. All of my code is on Github and all of my other work is on Dropbox, but everything else is on a few hard drives that aren’t backed up anywhere. The plan for 2016 is to have a local RAID 0 hard drive system for working files in combination with Backblaze backing up everything to the cloud. I know Murphy’s Law can come into full effect at any moment with drive failures, so I need to make this priority one.

Write 2016’s recap before New Year’s Eve

Lastly, I want to write next year’s post with plenty of time to spare before the New Year. Here’s to 2016!


          Building the Carousel website with Dropbox      Cache   Translate Page      

A friend of mine and designer at Dropbox, Colin Dunn, reached out to me in January. He asked if I would mind him referring me to one of their project managers, Preston Hershorn, for an upcoming gig. Of course, I didn’t mind.

We spoke a few times on the phone, discussing a mystery project that needed a marketing website. I was fresh off of building the Pencil website for FiftyThree, and interested in building more of these single-page websites with a touch of something special. These websites allowed me to return to my roots of experimenting with code while also serving an actual purpose.

I flew out to San Francisco to work in-house at Dropbox for a week. On the first day, I sat in on a team meeting to review the state of this mystery project, named “Carousel”. A few team members provided an overview of the branding, along with its history. They demo’d the app itself, their original idea for the website, and storyboards for the upcoming video. It was impressive to see such a large-scale project represented by such a determined team. There was no question they all believed in Carousel.

While at Dropbox HQ, I worked on the mobile website, which would step the viewer through several views. A stack of photos would fall, arranging each photo on the device, to fill in the app’s content. Several transitions would play out, demonstrating the app’s main draw—sharing photos. The photos would then return to a stack and prompt the viewer to download the app.

Since these steps felt very clear-cut, I decided to treat each one as a “slide”. Instead of using a traditional scroll, and adding yet another moving part to the already active page, I locked it in place. I then listened for touch events and advanced to the next step with any vertical movement longer than a thumb’s radius.

The designer, Alice Lee, provided me with flats and we discussed possible transitions. I first used Chrome’s device emulator to test the website, but then moved to using an actual device. This helped in discovering a few key areas of improvement where we could tie the transitions closer to the gestures of the viewer. Since we were swiping up to advance, I wanted the content to feel like it was being pushed with the viewer’s thumb or finger—the logo would scale down in the direction of the swipe and the stack of photos would be pulled up from the bottom.

Originally, the stack of photos on the last slide returned to the bottom of the stage, but this felt unnatural, as if the photos were swimming against the current of the swipe. I reversed the positioning of the stack, placing them at the top of the stage, with the content below. Again, following the direction of the swipe, this adjustment really pulled the ending together. The last slide now appears to be the continuation of first slide.

I wrapped up the mobile website that week, with exception for a few content tweaks throughout the rest of the project. After returning home to Brooklyn, I started on the desktop version. Dropbox wanted a completely different experience from mobile, but they also made it clear they didn’t want a separate “m.carousel.com” subdomain. Considering the mobile version used CSS for all of the transitions, I knew I would need to start from scratch with the desktop’s stylesheet. I ended up using the same HTML as the mobile version, but swapping out the stylesheets based on media queries on the stylesheet tags.

The original design of the desktop website used scroll-based breakpoints to trigger each transition. The text would follow one-to-one with the scroll and the device would remain fixed. This worked, but with the constant movement of the text, the viewer would be forced to switch focus between the two sides of the page. I switched the text to a fixed position and animated it in parallel with the device. This felt better, but there was a lot of waiting between transitions—and the wait would grow longer with the height of the window.

With only a couple weeks left, we decided to scrap the triggered animations and start over. Instead of relying on harsh breakpoints, we would track the animation with the scroll. To soften the feel, I took a page out of my Flash days and added friction to the scroll. This allowed the animations to ease into place without feeling so jarring. A few people at Dropbox looked at the website and felt the animations needed to snap into place better. At that time, they were a bit loose—you could easily scrub through the entire animation with a couple swipes on the trackpad.

I definitely didn’t want to return to the triggered approach from before, so I improvised. Since I was already using friction for a softer feel, I could simply increase the friction based on the scroll’s proximity to each lockpoint. In the code, I call these “speed bumps” and that’s exactly what they are. And, to make these speed bumps less apparent, I ease the friction based on the actual distance. This was enough to achieve the slick movement of the transitions while snapping each slide into place.

In the final week, there were several more revisions to the content. Initially, the desktop version had twice as many transitions, with each one split into separate parts. The second slide would swipe the screen up to portray a greater collection of photos. The third slide would transition into the conversation view with a fourth slide for easing the second message in from the bottom. We simplified these transitions by combining them, one by one, until we were left with three essential slides.

At launch, I let out a great sigh of relief. This project took a lot out of me because it consisted of countless technical challenges and several changes in direction late in the game. I’m happy with the end result, though. If we settled at any point instead of pushing through the difficult decisions, I think we would have been left with regret. Looking back, I’m incredibly grateful and fortunate that such a small gesture on Colin’s part, of putting my name in the hat, led to this collaboration.

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          Tech Tuesday: What Rich Guys Think About In Their Spare Time      Cache   Translate Page      
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So Bill and Jeff are sitting around the fireplace at Bill's place one evening, sipping wine and chatting about this and that. Jeff is impressed that Bill has a 50-car garage, and a house full of windows. Bill is impressed by the valuation of Jeff's company stock.

The conversation bounces from theme to theme until finally Bill asks, "What are you doing to save the world?"

Jeff reflects on his childhood and recalls a game he used to play with a balloon in which he would keep tapping it upward toward the ceiling so as to keep it from touching the ground. If it hit the ground the world would blow up. In other words, it was a game with high stakes.

Of course high stakes is what made the game exhilarating.  Bill listens quietly as Jeff relates this childhood experience.

"Everything will end at one time or another," Bill says. "I just don't want to be there when it happens."

"Me neither," Jeff said. "That's why I called you tonight. I've had a really hot idea.. It's going to take some capital, but you know how it is. Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

Jeff shared his idea, and Bill liked it.

"Nuclear fusion," Bill said, pondering the sound of the words as he repeated the phrase. "I like it."

Will nuclear fusion be the energy of the future?

EdNote: Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have thrown a few million tokens into the pot with a handful of others to invest in a startup called General Fusion. The goal is to provide energy for the one billion people in the world who do not yet have energy.

"Can you imagine? If we pull this off, your original dream for Microsoft can actually happen. Every home in the world will be able to have a personal computer."

"Yes," Bill added, "And Amazon will have one billion more potential customers."

"I'll drink to that," Jeff said, lifting his glass.

"Wait. I should fetch a bottle of Chateau Petrus 2015 red," Bill interrupted.

"Just a sec," Jeff said, setting his glass on an oak end table. "What about Heaven's Door? You wouldn't--"

"I do," said Bill. "Do you prefer the Tennessee Bourbon or the Double Barrel Whiskey?"

Jeff laughs. "I like the Straight Rye."

"Rye not," Bill says, chuckling at his wry humor.

There's no record of how the rest of the evening went.... for what it's worth, here's the rest of the story.

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Follow the link below to see what it's really all about.
Will Nuclear Fusion Be the Energy of the Future?
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/06/bezos-microsoft-bet-on-a-10-trillion-energy-fix-for-the-planet.html

EdNote: Other than the links, this blog post is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to what really happened is purely coincidence.
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          Elon Musk shoots down U.S. regulator's complaint about his Tesla tweet      Cache   Translate Page      
SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk shot back against U.S. securities regulators on Monday, arguing in a filing that his recent tweet about the electric vehicle maker's production volume did not violate his fraud settlement and he cannot be held in contempt.

          Study reviews the potential impacts of future heat waves on humans and wildlife      Cache   Translate Page      
(San Francisco State University) Climate change is often talked about in terms of averages, like the goal set by the Paris Agreement to limit the Earth's temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius. What such numbers fail to convey is that climate change will not only increase the world's average temperature, it will also intensify extreme heat waves that even now are causing harm. A recent review paper describes the potential impacts of these worsening events on people and wildlife.
          Max’s Corner 6: Breakthroughs in Cryptography      Cache   Translate Page      

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Max’s Corner 6: Breakthroughs in Cryptography

Welcome back to Max’s Corner, brought to you by Max Hasselhoff from Bytecoin. With the RSAC taking place in San Francisco this week, we decided it would be fitting to dedicate this version of Max’s Corner to developments in cryptography.

Max’s Corner 6: Breakthroughs in Cryptography


          Technology or Real Estate Agents – Who is Driving the Industry?      Cache   Translate Page      

I just returned from an Inman Connect conference in San Francisco and can say that it was eye opening at the least. I have attended a few of these in the past and I am constantly reminded of how involved technology is in the decisions that real estate agents make. One thing that is challenging, […]

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          Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy returning to IMAX for one-night only event      Cache   Translate Page      
Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, and Indianapolis will host the special runs.
          Clinical Data Manager (Office-Based) - RSS (R1066233)      Cache   Translate Page      
Job summary Join us on our exciting journey IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a wide spectrum of solutions that harness advances in healthcare details, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. Client seeking a Clinical Data Manager in the San Francisco, CA area. Position is Office-based Required responsibilities: Outstanding expertise to collect, maintain, validate and manage clinical data Manages data management timelines to coordinate and synchronize deliverables with the overall study timelines Adept at Electronic Data Capture (EDC) system management Strong understanding of regulatory procedures and guidelines Extensive background with Protocol review; SOPs, DOPs, Training Guidelines, Data Management Highly skilled in Electronic Data Capture (EDC) data management
          The 7 biggest misconceptions people have about Las Vegas, from someone who lives there      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • I've lived in Las Vegas for two years, and I've noticed several misconceptions outsiders have of the city.
  • Most Americans only think of Las Vegas as a hotbed of tourism, gambling, and partying.
  • But I've discovered a city that has much more to offer — including a strong community that is proud to call Vegas home.

Las Vegas is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, with nearly 7 million tourists visiting the city from around the world last year.

Most outsiders know Las Vegas only as a partying and gambling hotspot in the middle of the desert. While the city's famous Strip does feed into stereotypes of the city, as do shows like "CSI" and "Las Vegas," that's far from the only side of the city.

There's actually a sprawling city beyond the Strip with a rapidly growing metro population of 2.2 million people.

I moved to Las Vegas in 2017 — after years of never wanting to visit — when my girlfriend got a job with the new NHL team, the Vegas Golden Knights. It only took a few weeks for me to realize the city has plenty more to offer than casinos and hotels.

Here are the biggest things people get wrong about Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas is located in a barren, flat desert

Yes, Las Vegas is extremely dry, and technically in the middle of a desert. But one of the best parts about Las Vegas is its proximity to several amazing geographic features and beautiful national parks.

Lake Mead, thanks to the Hoover Dam, is essentially part of the city and offers every recreational water activity imaginable.

Valley of Fire State Park offers Mars-like landscapes just an hour to the northeast.

Not too far away is the Grand Canyon and national parks such as Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Joshua Tree. All are more-than-doable day trips.

Directly to the west of the Strip, not even 30 minutes away, is the beautiful Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Not far beyond that is Mount Charleston, which often offers a peek at snow each winter.



The city is blazing hot all the time

Because of its desert location, Las Vegas is often falsely believed to have hot temperatures year-round.

That's not true. The past two winters have seen snowfall, including quite a bit of snow sticking to the ground this February.

While Vegas winters might not be full of snowstorms like other parts of the country sees, the city does regularly see winter low temperatures in the 30s and highs below 50.

The fact Las Vegas temperatures regularly reach 120 degrees in the summer really doesn't help this misconception.



The city is nothing more than drunken debauchery

Despite what "The Hangover" — and even the city's own marketing slogan — might have taught us, there's more to Vegas than forgetting what happened.

Yes, a party can be found pretty much 24/7, but there are many sober-friendly activities, too.

Plenty of great outdoor activities lie within close proximity of the Strip. There are cool museums like the Mob Museum, Neon Museum and the National Atomic Testing Museum.

Meanwhile, the Springs Preserve offers a neat look at the Old West past and natural flora of Nevada.

Vegas has all the amenities of other major cities, and then some.



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           Comentario en EE.UU prohibirá los abortos de fetos que sientan dolor por rosamagarcia       Cache   Translate Page      
En el número del 24 de agosto del 2004, el órgano oficial de difusión de la Asociación Médica de EEUU, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), volumen 294, página 947, se publicó un artículo que causó un gran alboroto. Los autores dijeron que los conductos neurológicos del cerebro del feto que permiten “la percepción consciente del dolor” no funcionan hasta después de las 28 semanas de gestación. Decir que ha habido una explosión de críticas es poco. Las reacciones a lo aseverado en el artículo se refieren fundamentalmente a tres asuntos. Uno de ellos es que, contrariamente a lo que dicen los autores del artículo, los bebés prematuros que nacen antes de las 29 semanas y tan temprano como entre las 22 y las 23, sí manifiestan con toda claridad que sienten dolor, ya que reaccionan a los estímulos dolorosos retirándose y llorando. Un segundo asunto es que el artículo referido no da a conocer ninguna investigación nueva, sino que simplemente repasa algunos hallazgos anteriores. El tercero es que se ha hablado mucho de la parcialización de los autores. Uno de ellos es el director del departamento de medicina del centro de abortos ubicado en el San Francisco General Hospital. Se ha informado que en este hospital se practican anualmente 600 abortos entre el 5to y el 6to mes del embarazo. El otro autor trabajó anteriormente para la organización abortista nacional llamada NARAL, por sus siglas en inglés. Estos comentarios son válidos y por sí mismos destruyen la credibilidad científica del artículo. Sin embargo, es evidente que sería más conveniente realizar un análisis más profundo del tema. Luego de leer el artículo con sumo cuidado, me resultó chocante el hecho de que si uno es capaz de cambiar la definición de algo para que concuerde con las propias conveniencias, entonces es fácil demostrar que lo que uno dice es verdad. La clave de la cuestión aquí fue la de cambiar la definición del dolor. Obsérvese que en el artículo se habla de “la percepción consciente del dolor”. Además, los autores definieron el dolor como “una sensación y una experiencia emocional que requiere el estar consciente para ser capaz de reconocer el estímulo como desagradable”. La definición del dolor que dan los autores es simplemente incorrecta. Si decimos que el dolor es cerebral, si lo definimos como algo que existe solamente cuando están presentes la consciencia y la memoria, si definimos todas las otras reacciones a los estímulos nocivos como meros reflejos que en realidad no causan daño, entonces el artículo tiene mérito. Pero he ahí precisamente la falsedad fundamental del análisis de los autores. Es un hecho que no se requiere el estar consciente para reaccionar ante un estímulo doloroso. Además, ni siquiera se necesitan los hemisferios cerebrales. Los siguientes ejemplos servirán para ilustrar nuestro argumento. Si usted coloca el dedo sobre un horno caliente, lo retirará de inmediato. Su dedo estará apartado de ese horno caliente antes de que su cerebro registre conscientemente el dolor. Que ese fenómeno sea un reflejo, no hay duda, pero el hecho de que es un reflejo no significa que no le haya dolido, ya que a su dedo ciertamente le dolió y luego desarrolló una ampolla. Los bebés anencefálicos nacen sin las partes superiores del cerebro. Todo lo que tienen es el tronco cerebral. Por lo tanto, ciertamente no están conscientes. Algunos de ellos viven algunos días; otros, un poco más. Durante este breve período neonatal, si se les pincha con una aguja o si se mojan los pañales, se ponen a llorar. ¿Sienten dolor? Dudo que haya una madre, un padre o un médico que lo está atendiendo en ese momento que diría que eso no es dolor, porque es obvio que lo es. Consideremos otro ejemplo, el de un feto de tan sólo 8 a 10 semanas de gestación. Si usted le pincha la palma de la mano con una aguja, retirará la mano. También abrirá la boca. Podemos comparar este episodio con el caso de un recién nacido a quien accidentalmente se le clava un alfiler al cambiarle unos pañales de tela. Ese bebito retirará sus nalguitas y se quejará estrepitosamente. Las reacciones en estos tres casos es la misma. ¿Cuál es entonces la reacción neurológica en todos estos ejemplos? Un nervio sensorial lleva un estímulo doloroso de la superficie o de la periferia a una porción del tronco del cerebro, que se llama el tálamo. El tálamo se parece a una pizarra rotativa. Dirige el mensaje del dolor hacia abajo, hacia un nervio motriz. Este nervio motriz va a la palma del feto o a las nalguitas del bebé recién nacido y activa un movimiento muscular de echarse atrás, el mismo que consiste en retirar el dedo de un horno caliente. Hasta hace pocos años, había una cierta sabiduría convencional en el campo de la medicina que decía que los bebés muy prematuros no podían sentir dolor. Debido a ello, a un recién nacido prematuro lo operaban sin anestesia. En años recientes, una serie de artículos han demostrado con bastante claridad que eso no es cierto. Estos artículos han informado, no sólo que un bebé prematuro (o un feto) siente dolor, sino también que esa personita siente el dolor, incluyendo el dolor severo, de una manera mucho más aguda que un adulto. La razón de ello es la capa de mielina. La capa de mielina es fundamentalmente un aislante. Se la puede comparar a la cubierta de un alambre eléctrico. Ese alambre recibe una carga eléctrica en una punta y la descarga por la otra, sin que la carga eléctrica se salga de la ruta que lleva, gracias a la cubierta del alambre. Los nervios periféricos de los niños más grandes y de los adultos están cubiertos por la mielina, de manera que llevan el estímulo de una punta del nervio al tálamo sin impactar los tejidos por los cuales pasa. Ello ubica el dolor allí donde el estímulo nocivo tuvo lugar. Ahora se sabe que un feto grande y que los bebés prematuros no tienen esta capa protectora o, si la tienen, su desarrollo no se ha completado todavía. Debido a ello, el estímulo doloroso no sólo se siente allí donde ocurrió, sino probablemente también a todo lo largo de la fibra del nervio expuesto. Si ello es así, entonces ese pequeño ser humano siente un dolor mucho más agudo que el niño más grande o el adulto que reciban el mismo estímulo doloroso. Citemos a algunas autoridades en este campo. La Dra. Jean Wright, de la Universidad de Emory, ha afirmado: “Los bebitos de 23 semanas de gestación reaccionan al dolor de maneras altamente específicas, así como fisiológica y conductualmente coordinadas, similares a las de los bebitos más grandes”. Blechschmidt ha declarado: “A las siete semanas de edad fetal, se crispan o viran la cabeza para alejarse del estímulo con el mismo tipo de maniobra que se puede observar en todas las etapas de la vida”. Matviuw ha dicho: “A las 13 semanas, la respuesta orgánica fetal al dolor es más que un reflejo. Se trata de un intento fisiológicamente integrado de apartarse del estímulo nocivo.” Pero, ¿no es cierto que el bebé no nacido no puede decirnos que siente dolor? Esa es una buena pregunta. Pero hay una respuesta. El dolor se puede detectar cuando los receptores del dolor descargan impulsos eléctricos en la espina dorsal y el cerebro. Disparan impulsos que les comunican a los músculos del cuerpo que reaccionen, como se ha indicado arriba. Estos impulsos se pueden medir. Además, los cambios en los latidos del corazón, los movimientos fetales, así como los movimientos del recién nacido prematuro, también sugieren una reacción al estímulo doloroso. Más recientemente, en EEUU, el Tribunal Federal del Distrito del Sureste del Estado de Nueva York recibió una serie de extensos testimonios de expertos en este campo, unos que están de acuerdo con que los bebitos no nacidos pueden sentir dolor y otros que no durante la práctica del aborto “de nacimiento parcial”. En su testimonio, el Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand explicó que los fetos sufren un dolor severo durante los procedimientos de aborto. Este testimonio no fue cuestionado por nadie. Uno de los que defendió el controversial artículo de la revista JAMA fue el Dr. David Grimes, quien hasta hace poco era el jefe del departamento de ginecología y obstetricia del mismo San Francisco General Hospital en el cual trabaja uno de los autores. Grimes, junto con el Dr. Cates, practicó abortos en el segundo y tercer trimestres en Atlanta, capital del Estado de Georgia. Cates fue el autor de un artículo en el que sugirió que el precio de un aborto tardío se calculara según la longitud del pie del feto. Desde entonces, Grimes se ha convertido en un conocido defensor del aborto sin restricción alguna. El Acta para Informar acerca del Dolor del Niño No Nacido, que se ha propuesto en el Congreso de EEUU, exige que a la madre que se va a someter a un aborto se le diga que un aborto tardío le causará dolor al feto y que, por lo tanto, éste necesita anestesia. Es evidente que el propósito del artículo de la revista JAMA es descarrilar la aprobación de este proyecto de ley. Considerando todo lo que hemos dicho aquí, tenemos la esperanza de que el intento de los autores sea contraproducente y de que este proyecto de ley sea aprobado. Fuente: Vida Humana Internacional
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  • Last March, the 3D printing company Icon produced a 350-square-foot tiny home that cost $10,000 and took just 48 hours hours to build.
  • The company was confident that it could print a larger structure in just 24 hours for even less — around $4,000 — since the printer wasn't running at full speed. 
  • A year after its prototype was released, Icon is now selling an upgraded version of its 3D printer.

Printable homes represent the latest wave in construction, but they're not always cheap or easy to build.

In March, New Story, a housing nonprofit based in San Francisco, and Icon, a construction-technology company that designs 3D printers, defied these stereotypes by producing a $10,000 tiny home in just 48 hours.

Icon called the structure "the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America."

Read more: A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home

At 350 square feet, the house was far cheaper than the average tiny home, which has a price tag hovering at around $25,000, but can often reach six figures. Before using 3D-printing technology, it took New Story eight months to build 100 homes, each costing about $6,000.

While the prototype was being developed, Icon's printer, known as the Vulcan, was running at only 25% speed. That gave the companies confidence that they could build a 600- to 800-square-foot home in just 24 hours for $4,000 or less.

When it comes to producing an average-sized home — around 2,000 square feet — the savings aren't quite as stark. A year after releasing its $10,000 prototype in Austin, Texas, Icon told the Wall Street Journal that printing a 2,000-square-foot home would cost around $20,000.  

More remarkable is the fact that the company's upgraded printer, the Vulcan II, is now available for purchase, and could soon be used to produce affordable homes in places like Austin and Latin America. 

Icon's first 3D model offers a glimpse of what the machine could produce in the future. Take a look. 

SEE ALSO: This 24-year-old uses a 3D printer to make prosthetic limbs for people in the world's poorest countries

The Vulcan II can produce a home seamlessly onsite, without having to piece together individual units.

The printer churns out layers of cement, which amass to form the walls of the home. Non-printed fixtures like doors and windows are installed later. 

The Vulcan II is capable of producing walls that are up to eight-and-a-half feet tall and up to 28 feet wide.



The printer is designed to be mobile and weighs about 3,800 pounds.

The Vulcan II is operated by a tablet, which means only a few workers are required to produce a 3D home. 



It's also made to withstand rural weather conditions, meaning it could operate during a power shortage or without access to potable water.

The home's cement mixture is also able to withstand extreme weather conditions.



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Batman cumple 80 este año y la trilogía de Christopher Nolan volverá a cines selectos para celebrarlo, en alta resolución y formato IMAX de 70 milímetros.

Las proyecciones comenzarán el 30 de marzo en Los Ángeles en Universal CityWalk, con funciones seguidas de “Batman Begins”, ‘’The Dark Knight” y “The Dark Knight Rises”, dijo el martes el presidente de distribución doméstica de Warner Bros., Jeff Goldstein.

Nolan participará en una sesión de preguntas y respuestas entre la primera y la segunda película.

El 13 de abril la trilogía será presentada en Nueva York, San Francisco, Toronto e Indianápolis, donde el público también podrá ver el video de la sesión con Nolan.

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          All Time Mets HR Leader: Daryl Strawberry: Part Two (1987-1990 & Beyond)      Cache   Translate Page      
In 1987 as the Mets raised the Championship flag, Straw began the year with an opening day HR, and drove in all three runs in the Mets 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He hit HRs in the first three games of the season driving in seven runs as the Mets swept the Opening series. He hit HRs in back to back in games at Philadelphia, including a four RBI day in a 9-3 win on April 16th.
 Early on he hit drove in 17 runs, hit five HRs & was batting .325 by the beginning of May. That month he started out with HRs in the first two games & hit nine HRs, driving in 16 runs with stole eight bases.

 On a West Coast road trip at the end of that month, he hit HRs in three straight games at San Diego. On May 22nd, he tied up a game with the Padres with a 9th inning HR off Mark Davis. Gary Carter followed in what was the game winning HR. In the third game, the Mets were down 1-0 in the 7th inning, when he homered off Eric Show, a two run shot leading to a 3-1 Mets win. On June 18th he hit a pair of HRs in Montreal leading to a 10-7 Mets win as he drove in four runs. He would only hit one more HR over the next month. 

All Star: By the All Star break he did have 51 RBIs along with 21 HRs, making his fourth straight All Star game. He went 0-2 in the NL's 2-0 shut out in Oakland, with Davey Johnson as the manager. 

 In August he hit four HRs the first week, including two at Shea Stadium against the Cubs on August 6th. On August 16th he had a four hit day at Wrigley Field in a 23-10 Mets romp over the Cubs. Straw hit a 4th inning three run HR off Greg Maddox, & then added a two run triple later in the game. He had six multiple RBI games in August, driving in 18 runs with 8 HRs for the month. He was the Player of the Month in September hitting another eight HRs with ten doubles 13 stolen bases & 27 RBIs. 

On September 9th, he hit two HRs against the Phillies at Shea leading to an 11-5 win. The next day he hit a two run HR against the St. Louis Cardinals in a crucial series, but the Mets fell short 6-4, losing to Ken Dayley. From September 14th through the 18th he drove in runs, in four straight games. On September 18th, he hit a three run HR & drove in four runs against the Pirates in a Mets heart breaking 10-9 loss to the Pirates. 

Even with all his hitting, the Mets could not catch the Cardinals this year, falling short of another NL East title. Straw finished the year (as one of ten players up until that point) joining the 30/30 club; hitting 39 HRs (3rd in the NL) & stealing 36 bases.

He put up a career highs with those 39 HRs, as well as setting a Mets single season mark. He drove in 104 runs (7th in the NL) hit 32 doubles with 151 hits, 108 runs scored (7th in the NL) 97 walks (4th in the NL) stole 36 bases, batted .284 was hit by a team leading seven hit by pitches & posted a career high .398 on base %.  

In 1988, Strawberry became the first Met since Dave Kingman to lead the league in HRs with 39. He lost out to Kirk Gibson for the MVP award but clearly should have won it. He led the NL in HRs (39) & slugging % (545%) driving in 101 runs while also scoring 101 runs (4th in the NL). He led the team in most offensive categories as well as in games played. He stole 29 bases while hitting 27 doubles hitting nine sac flies & posted a .366 on base %.

 He won the Silver Slugger Award, the first of two he’d win in his career. He became a poster boy for Kenner’s Starting Line Up action figures, and was being praised as possibly breaking Hank Aarons home run record. 

On the dark side of his life, his wife Lisa filed for divorce accusing him of breaking her nose & beating her. On Opening Day 1988 he hit two HRs, both solo shots, helping Dwight Gooden beat Dennis Martinez & the Expos in Montreal. He hit six HRs in April, amongst the tops in the league.

Then in the first week of May he bashed three more HRs. On May 6th, he had a big day agsinst the Cincinnati Reds at Shea Stadium. In the first inning he hit a sac fly & then added an RBI single later on. The Reds rallied to take the lead, but then Straw was the hero, as he hit a walk off game winning HR against John Franco. 

He had a few big games against the rival Cardinals in the month of June, staring with a four RBI day on June 6th in St Louis, leading to a 6-4 Mets win. On June 13th as the teams played a series in New York, his 4th inning HR of Ken Dayley tied the game, as it went into extra innings & Lee Mazzilli won it with a walk off hit.

On June 15th he hit two HRs & drove in three runs in the 6-4 Mets win as they swept the series. He kept his batting average over the .300 mark until late June, then had a good July to follow. 

All Star: In that summers All Star game at Riverfront Stadium, in Cincinnati, Cards manager Whitey Herzog let him play the whole games, as he went 1-4 in the 2-1 NL loss. 
 
In mid July he hit HRs in three straight games on a series trip to Atlanta against the Braves. On July 24th he hit HRs in consecutive games at Shea Stadium, then returned with a five RBI day against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 10-5 Mets win at Veterans Stadium. He began August with HRs in three straight games, but then only hit one more over the next month.

 In September he hit nine HRs, had four multi RBI games, including a stretch of five straight games where he drove in at least one run in each game, he middle of the month. Starting on September 18th, he hit HRs in three straight games, all led to close Mets wins on their way to clinching the NL Eastern crown for the second time in three years. Strawberry closed out the year with two HRs & three RBIs in the regular season finale' on October 2nd. 


1988 Post Season- NLCS: In Game #1 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Straw's double off Orel Hershiser started a 9th inning rally with the Mets behind 2-0. He drove in the first Mets run, then scored the games tying run on Gary Carter's double, as the Mets went on to win it 3-2.

In Game #3 at Shea Stadium he had three hits, driving in three runs as the Mets beat the Dodgers 8-4. In the home 3rd with the Mets down 3-0, Straw doubled driving in Mookie Wilson with the Mets first run. In the 6th, Straw would follow Keith Hernandez's single with a base hit of his own & would score on Gary Carter's base hit. The Mets tied up the game that inning. In the Mets five run 8th inning, Straw added a two run single capping off the Mets 8-4 win. The Mets had a two games to one lead at that point.


He would hit a HR in Game #4 although the Mets lost the game 5-4. He was 1-2 with two walks in the Mets 5-1, Game #6 win at Dodger Stadium. Straw also scored two runs in that game as well. He was shut down by Hershiser in Game #7 as the Mets were finished off in the five hit shutout. Darryl finished the Series batting .300 (9-30) with two doubles a HR & six RBIs. 

 In 1989, Strawberry's offensive numbers declined a bit, his 77 RBIs were his lowest total since his rookie season and a poor .225 batting average his lowest up to that point of his career. He still hit 29 HRs good enough for 6th in the league. The fans started getting on him as well as the media. Looking back he may have unfairly taken some of the heat for the Mets not winning another championship. It seemed he underachieved although there was always pressure on him to do more although he still put up great numbers. 


That season Gary Carter was winding down his Mets career playing more as a back up & Keith Hernandez was gone. Howard Johnson emerged as the teams power hitter but he & Straw could not carry the team. 

 Dramas; His personal dramas continued when he was arrested for slapping his wife around and pulling a gun on her. He checked into rehab for substance abuse and a blood test proved positive of him fathering a child in Missouri.

In 1990, there was more change in the air for the Mets, as Davey Johnson was fired as manager & Bud Harrelson took over the position. The team once again finished in second place although they won 91 games (91-71). 

 
In June of 1990 , Straw won another Player of the Week Award hitting five HRs with twelve RBIs in the middle of a seventeen game hit streak. At the start of July he homered in three straight games, belting two in the first of those games coming against the Houston Astros. In each of those games he drove in three runs each time & overall drove in twenty one runs in the month. 

All Star: That year he played in his final All Star Game in a Mets uniform, going 0-1 as a reserve player in the AL's 2-0 win at Wrigley Field. 


On August 30th he belted a grand slam HR & drove in five runs in a game against the San Francisco Giants at Shea Stadium. On September 11, 1990 he hit a walk off two run HR off the Cardinals Lee Smith for one of his last exciting moments as a New York Mets player. He had another goo month in September driving in twenty three runs, hitting eight HRs & playing his last Mets game on September 27th. That day he was 0-3 against the Montreal Expos.

Strawberry put up strong numbers in the last year of his contract & final season as a Met. His team leading 37 HRs were second in the league, his 108 RBIs were 5th best in the league & tops on the Mets with Howard Johnsons 90 a distant second. 

Straw had 150 hits, good enough for a .277 average, he had 70 walks posting a .361 on base %. He hit 18 doubles the second lowest total of his career to that point & stole ten bases, also the lowest total up to that point in his career. He would never steal bases in double figures again. 


 In the 1990 off season he signed on with the Los Angeles Dodgers as baseball's highest paid player with a $23 million contract.

All Time Mets Leaderboard: In his Mets playing career he ranks among the best in most Mets all time offensive categories. Straw is first on the club's all time HR list with 252. 

He is second to David Wright in RBIs (733) in walks (580) & in strikeouts (960). He is third in runs scored (662) fifth all time in stolen bases (191) sixth in triples (30) eighth in games played (1109) ninth in doubles (187) & in hits (1025).

Honors: In 2010 he was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.

Post Mets Career: In California, he became a West Coast star & was named Big Brother of The Year. He hit 28 HRs with 22 doubles 99 RBIs & a .265 average in his first & only full season as a Dodger player. Injuries & more personal problems sidelined for much of the next two seasons, hitting only five HRs in each season.

He got arrested for hitting his new pregnant girlfriend, then announced he had a substance abuse problem. He then did six months house arrest for failing to pay $450,000 in past income taxes. He was eventually released by the Dodgers in 1994. He got suspended for violating the substance abuse program, coming up dirty for cocaine use. 


He was then signed by the AL New York team in 1996 hitting 11 HRs with 36 RBIs batting .262. He went to the World Series that season with old team mate Dwight Gooden. Darryl hit three HRs in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles, including two in Game #4 at Camden Yards.

In 1998 he hit 24 HRs making a big comeback, but was soon diagnosed with colon cancer. He had surgery to have 24" inches of his colon removed. He also needed chemotherapy because cancer had been found in a lymph node. He would need another treatment two years later. He rebounded from that as well the next season, hitting three HRs playing in 24 regular season games. He appeared in two more post season games driving in four runs overall. 

Then there was more negative drama when Strawberry got arrested for trying to pick up an undercover cop disguised as a hooker. He eventually did jail time and then  got divorced from his second wife before finally cleaning up his act in the new millennium. 

In his 17 year career  Straw was an eight time All Star, NL Rookie of the Year, one time Player of the Month & six time Player of the Week Award winner.

Overall he batted .259 with 1401 hits, 335 HRs (102nd all time). His 16.2 AB per HR ratio is 34th best all time. Darryl has 1,000 RBIs, 256 doubles, 38 triples, 816 walks (244th all time) 131 Intentional walks (67th all time) 898 runs scored, & a.357 on base %.

He struck out 1352 times (109th all time) with a career.505 slugging % (87th all time). 

In right field he played 1309 games (39th all time) with 2337 put outs (46th all time) 58 errors (44th all time) with 23 double plays turned (48th all time) & 76 assists.


Strawberry played in 40 postseason games, belting 9 HRs, with 22 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He played in five All Star games, making eight All Star teams with 12 All Star at bats batting .333 with two stolen bases. 


Retirement: Strawberry attended the Mets' 1986 World Champion team reunions in 2006 & 2016. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Game #2 of the 2006 NLCS & was at the closing ceremonies of Shea Stadium in 2008. Strawberry has worked as an instructor for the Mets at various Spring Training camps. 

In 2009 he wrote his controversial Autobiography “Straw: Finding My Way”. In that book he told of his own & his 1986 team mates wild escapades. He said “We hauled around more Bud than the Clydesdales. The beer was just to get the party started and maybe take the edge off the speed and coke." 

On the road, he writes: the modo was "tear up your best bars and nightclubs and take your finest women". The only hard part for us was choosing which hottie to take back to your hotel room. Lots of times you picked two or three a night." He talked about how the players would pick out women from the stands & send an errand boy to fetch them. He told of how he would have quickie sex in the clubhouse between innings. 


 In 2010 Straw threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Citifield & later in the year appeared on future President of the United States- Donald Trump’s show “The Apprentice”. Other celebs included Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper & Bret Michaels.


That same year he & his brother opened up a restaurant in Douglaston, Queens called Strawberry's. It closed in October 2012.

In 2013 he participated in the Charity celebrity softball game at Citi Field during the All Star Weekend. He was also on hand around the city for many of the All Star Game 2013 events.

In 2015 he & Dwight Gooden were subjects of an ESPN 30/30 special taken place at the same diner Goodfella's Movie was filmed in Maspeth, Queens.

His charity the Darryl Strawberry Foundation supports children with Autism. Straw also has worked as a studio analyst for the SNY network before & after Mets games. 

Family: His son Daryl Jr. played pro basketball in the NBA for the Phoenix Suns in 2007-2008. He also played in the NBA development league for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds, then in Italy for Bologna before he needed knee surgery. In 2011 he played pro basketball in Israel.

Daryl is now a born again Christian. He & his new wife; Tracy, are pastors & have started Strawberry Ministries, The Strawberry Christian Recovery Program is dedicated to restoring lives & relationships.

A HealthCare Company help the couple run The Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center for drug & alcohol recovery, in Florida, Texas, Ohio & Louisiana. A Center outside of St. Louis is in the works as well.







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The Patriots won the Super Bowl this past season without an elite outside receiver but that doesn’t mean the Pats won’t be looking to upgrade at the position this off-season.

There was more Odell Beckham Jr trade chatter on Monday as The Athletic’s Jeff Howe tweeted, “The Giants are still involved in trade discussions with Odell Beckham Jr, according to a source. One of the league’s best receivers remains on the market.”

Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller added: “The 49ers aren’t done yet. Spoke to someone this morning who said a trade for OBJ is still possible.” Adam Schefter weighed in on ESPN TV and said that the Giants are “listening to offers.”

Based on current salary cap and team history. Here is a ranking of teams most likely to trade for Beckham in the next few days.

1. San Francisco 49ers: John Lynch is hell-bent on finding a top option on the outside for Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners have cap space to play with.

2. Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry has been pushing for this for a while and the Browns seem to be pulling a Los Angeles Rams, going for broke without thinking about long-term ramifications. Baker Mayfield’s rookie contract certainly helps.

3. Green Bay Packers: If only Aaron Rodgers made a little less. Still, the Packers have two first round picks to dangle.

4. Buffalo Bills: They were close with Antonio Brown, but like Brown Beckham might scoff at going to Orchard Park. Beckham has said he wants to “play with a winner” and could run into the same troubles he has in New York in Buffalo.

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5. Denver Broncos: John Elway is a go-big or go-home executive and must be worried about the health of Emmanuel Sanders. The Broncos need a No. 1 WR with Sanders questionable and could fit Beckham under the cap.

6. New England Patriots: The Patriots are the least likely team here to make a trade for Beckham. As Albert Breer pointed out in his MMQB column this week, elite receivers that are unhappy are going to want to get what Antonio Brown just got: a new contract.

“What’s going to happen,” on prominent agent told Breer on Sunday, “is that superstar players are going to see that their only leverage is to force a trade and get a new deal from their new team.”

 

Patriots lose Flowers and Brown

Tom Brady’s health and Bill Belichick’s brain remain the two most important parts of the Patriots dynasty, but the franchise was dealt two major blows on Monday as they saw their top defensive and offensive lineman walk in free agency.

Trey Flowers is headed to the Detroit Lions to join up with former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, and Trent Brown cashed in with a contract as big as his waistline in Oakland.

For the second straight off-season, the Patriots have lost an elite left tackle. Last year it was Nate Solder to the Giants. This year it was Trent Brown to the Raiders for a whopping $66 million over four years. It will be the highest contract for an offensive lineman in league history.

The Patriots never dabble in dishing out historic contracts, so it’s no surprise that they did not match the Raiders offer. But this will hurt.

The Pats will now be relying on 22-year-old Isaiah Wynn to protect Brady’s blind side. Wynn was the first player the Patriots picked in last year’s NFL Draft at No. 23 but the Georgia product tore his Achilles in the Pats’ second preseason game and missed the entire 2018 season.

LaAdrian Waddle is another option for the Pats at left tackle.


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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar both graduated from college in 2011.  In less than a decade, campus anti-Semitism had made the great leap from campus to Congress.

2011 was a banner year for campus anti-Semitism in alliance with its progressive leftist allies.

Last year, the Trump administration reopened an investigation into campus anti-Semitism at Rutgers University in 2011 that had been shut down by Obama officials back in 2014. The shutdown of the investigation, like the similar shutdowns of terrorism investigations, were part of a pattern.  

The investigation was reopened by Kenneth Marcus, the new Assistant Education Secretary for Civil Rights, a Jewish civil rights leader whose appointment Senate Democrats had stalled for 8 months, and whose confirmation every single Senate Democrat voted against.  

“We don't care about anti-Semitism in this office." The Marcus confirmation battle had become infamous for a senior aide to Senator Patty Murray declaring. "We care about transgenders, we care about blacks, we care about Hispanics, we care about gays, we care about lesbians.”

The intersectional values of campus politics were being used to block the fight against anti-Semitism.

Murray and Senator Elizabeth Warren took the lead in attacking Marcus. Warren would make her own headlines, defending Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism by accusing Jews of faking anti-Semitism.

"Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse," Warren ranted.

Even as the Democrats tried to change the topic, Marcus’ nomination was a referendum on campus anti-Semitism. Reopening the Rutgers investigation was exactly what Senate Dems had tried to block.

The years in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Rep. Ilhan Omar were on campus saw the mass normalization of campus anti-Semitism led by hate groups like the Muslim Students Association.

Omar served as MSA president at North Dakota State University.

Boston University, Cortez’s alma mater, had become notorious for its anti-Israel campus activism.

Omar’s congressional anti-Semitism mirrors traditional MSA and other campus hate group tactics of provoking Jewish students with anti-Semitic harassment and then riding the backlash by claiming to be “people of color” who have fallen victim to a pro-Israel lobby trying to silence criticism of Israel.

Omar’s anti-Semitism brought campus politics to congress.

The House debate mirrored previous campus debates about anti-Semitism with a coalition of leftist and identity politics groups, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Progressive Caucus, defending anti-Semitism, and leaving Speaker Pelosi cast in the role of the hapless college administrator. Like so many college administrators, Pelosi inevitably dismissed Jewish complaints and bowed to the radicals.

The precedent for these tactics had been set on college campuses. Cortez and Omar just exported campus pressure tactics to congress. And, from her very first protest against Pelosi, a sit-in at the Speaker’s office, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez made it abundantly clear that her playbook came from the college campus, not the adult world of politics. And Pelosi had the same vulnerability as college administrators, a fear that radical protests would cut her off from her billionaire leftist backers.

Speaker Pelosi, like college administrators, has chosen to pick her battles with the socialist selfie club. That means defending her priorities, her office and the agendas of her special interests, not Jews. The average college administrator won’t pick a fight that might force him out of his cushy job over anti-Semitism. Neither will Speaker Pelosi who wants to move on to the big issues. Not anti-Semitism.

Faced with a coordinated assault by the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus, and anti-Israel leftists across the media, she did what so many administrators have done, offer a generic condemnation of bigotry without focusing on the specific anti-Semitism or naming names.

The 2020 candidates, at best split the difference, and at worst, like Warren, attacked the Jews.

In less than a decade, campus anti-Semitism had made the great leap from congress to campus. In a year, it might make the leap from campus BDS groups all the way to the White House.

Why did Senator Elizabeth Warren turn to anti-Semitism? 2020 Democrat primary demographics break down into three groups: minorities, elderly lefties, young lefties. Warren performs decently with elderly lefties, abysmally with minorities and poorly with young lefties. Her main competition is Bernie Sanders who had formerly been the most anti-Israel voice in the 2020 race. And he had quickly defended Omar.

Warren doesn’t seriously expect to make any headway with minorities. Black people don’t like either Bernie or Warren. There are already African-American candidates in the race. And the only white candidate who might make inroads with the minority vote is Joe Biden. Warren’s only play was going after the campus radicals who love Bernie. And she did it by allying with anti-Semites.

Campus politics are not only transforming the House, but they’re paving the way to the White House.

No Democrat candidate for the White House has been willing to express clear support for Israel. They, like Pelosi, have become subservient to an anti-Semitic campus lobby whose backing they want.

Conservatives and pro-Israel activists have been concerned about campus anti-Semitism, but they have spent too long thinking of it as a campus problem. The campus is the incubator for tomorrow’s leaders. And, for anyone who dismissed campus crybullies and their narcissistic safe space tantrums, Cortez and Omar are warning signs that campus politics is well on its way to defining our national politics.

 If we lose the battle for the college campus, we will be fighting the same battles in Washington D.C.

The college campus is where most of tomorrow’s elected officials get their first taste of politics. It’s where they learn what works and what doesn’t. Previous generations had leaders who were forged in the molten crucible of war. The closest thing that most of today’s Democrats have to a conflict is student politics. It sets the pattern of their views and their tactics as they climb the ranks of our political system.

Jewish Democrats who failed to confront campus anti-Semitism in the previous decade now find that they are losing to it in the Senate, the House of Representatives, and, eventually, the White House.

The same organizations that spoke out against the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s aggressive campaigns against campus anti-Semitism now wring their hands helplessly over Rep. Omar. Their statements indicate that they have absolutely failed to understand the lessons of the last decade.

The alliance of the Muslim Students Association and Students for Justice in Palestine, the coalition of Islamists and leftists that defined so much of campus life for Jewish students, is defining national politics. Jewish organizations that failed to stand up to either one are now losing out to both.

The SJP-MSA coalition had claimed that its anti-Semitic tactics, everything from disrupting Holocaust memorials to harassing Jewish students and spreading anti-Semitic materials, was just criticism of Israel. And that any effort to oppose it was really a conspiracy to muzzle any criticism of Israel.

Rep. Omar and her political allies have deployed that same argument nationally. And the Jewish Democrats did in the House exactly what they had done on campus, they offered some token protests. And then they folded, accepted a meaningless gesture from the boss, and learned their lesson.

Rep. Omar was able to get away with the anti-Semitic bullying of other House members in the same way that Jewish representatives and candidates were bullied out of student government. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s next target will be Rep. Elliot Engel and assorted other Jewish elected officials.

When Rep. Ilhan Omar ran for office, her donors included Hatem Bazian, the co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine. Bazian, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, had started out allegedly harassing Jewish students at San Francisco State University: including blocking a Jewish student from a spot on the Student Judicial Council. Bazian’s hateful politics have now gone national via Omar’s anti-Semitism.

The launch of Jexodus has occasioned sneers and smears from establishment organizations. But Jewish Democrats may want to consider what their future in a party defined by BDS supporters and anti-Semites who play the identity politics card while trafficking in anti-Semitism, looks like.

We are all on campus now.


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Born in 1802, Alexandre Dumas would write some of the most popular books of 19th-century literature. His works, such as The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, are still cultural touchstones today. The grandson of a French aristocrat and a slave of African descent, Dumas climbed the steep ladder of French society through the power of his pen. But in Dumas’s own estimation, his masterwork was to be a massive undertaking on culinary history, one he called Le Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine. Sadly, he never saw it published. The writer’s pet project, which he referred to as “the pillow of my old age,” was released posthumously in 1873, three years after his death.

That he was an accomplished cook and gastronome was evident during Dumas’s lifetime. As a journalist, Dumas published a conversational piece, “Causerie Culinaire,” in 1858. Roughly translated as “A Chat About Cooking,” it was a contemplation of Dumas’s gastronomic life, covering everything from his childhood to a recipe for Neapolitan macaroni. Dumas would follow with other columns on cooking, published in various French daily and weekly papers. The diaries of his contemporaries, such as George Sand, also record the suppers given by la famille Dumas, where Dumas père was occasionally to be found toiling in the kitchen.

In 1869, Dumas gathered his cookbooks and research and moved to the western coast of France to his seaside retreat in Roscoff on Cape Finisterre. There, he set upon the task of writing his gastronomic magnum opus. Early the next year, he sent the manuscript, an 1,150-page tour de force with hand-drawn illustrations, to his friend, the publisher Alphonse Lemerre. But the Franco-Prussian War broke out in July 1870. As a result, the book was set aside by Lemerre, who, mainly a publisher of poetry, was probably utterly confounded by the prospect of editing Le Grand Dictionnaire. Dumas died on December 5, 1870. While Lemerre did publish Le Grand Dictionnaire three years later, he never released a second edition. However, he published an abridged Petit Dictionnaire later.

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Dumas dedicated Le Grand Dictionnaire to his dear friend Jules Janin, a novelist, journalist, and theater critic. In the form of a letter, Dumas takes his friend through the history of French cuisine, recounting the offerings at various royal tables and including tidbits of culinary trivia. For example, Dumas claims that bayonnaise—later called mayonnaise—was invented in the kitchens of the Duke of Richelieu (a legend that is as often repeated as it is disputed). He writes of holding suppers in the 1840s, where he served a particularly delicious salad. The salad was so well-regarded that one of his regular guests, unable to attend a dinner, had it brought to him under the protection of an umbrella.

The preface to the Dictionnaire also includes a “Letter to Readers.” Dumas recommends the “gluttony of delicate souls,” his jovial euphemism for a dinner party. The exemplary host, he advises, gathers together three to nine guests: “never less numerous than the Graces, never more than the Muses.” Along with advice, Dumas regales his readers with descriptions of epic Roman banquets, where guests brought their own golden napkins and feasted on hundreds of tiny birds, such as ortolans. He proceeds to draw elaborate epicurean fantasies of the culinary exploits of the Western world. The United States gets a fleeting mention. “After Paris, the city with the most restaurants is San Francisco,” Dumas writes. “It has restaurants from every country, even China.”

The entries in the Dictionnaire read like a culinary encyclopedia, beginning with “Absinthe” and ending with “Zest.” There’s a recipe to cook elephant, and the entry on celery contains the tenuous claim that people in classical times wore it in garlands during meals to minimize the effects of wine. The book contains a variety of recipes, from the mundane and doable apricot cream cheese to gourmand adventures such as a dish made with sixty rabbit tongues.

But Le Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine is more than a cookbook. Dumas meant it to be a formidable inquiry into both gustation and gastronomy, utilized by enthusiasts and culinary professionals alike. The entries cover ingredients, cooking tools, and cooking techniques. In an early instance of product placement, there are several pages dedicated to the history of mustard as a condiment. At the end, Dumas thoroughly endorses the mustard-maker Bornibus.

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Alan and Jane Davidson, translators and editors of Dumas on Food, a 1978 English abridged edition of Le Grand Dictionnaire, wrote that the French received the Dictionnaire with kindness, but little critical interest. Dumas’s declining fame might have been to blame. The work also had factual errors and an inconsistent format. The Davidsons note that Dumas wrote only half a page on the subject of milk, while the South American wild bird hocco received two. Cheese has two pages, but ambergris, a whale secretion used as flavoring, has five: a curious imbalance for a culinary work aimed at the French public.

Dumas’s historical novels, featuring swashbuckling musketeers and aristocratic scandals, brought him lasting fame. But he had hoped Le Grand Dictionnaire de cuisine would be the crowning jewel in his literary oeuvre. In a twist worthy of a novel, the gastronomic swan song of this 19th century literary maverick is almost constantly overlooked today.


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Google liberó un promocional para incrementar la expectación por su conferencia en la GDC 2019. Anticipan que presentarán el "futuro de los videojuegos".

La Game Developers Conference no suele contar con la presencia de Google, pero en la edición de este año todo será diferente. En febrero, los de Mountain View anunciaron que tendrán una conferencia en el evento de San Francisco, California. Los rumores apuntan a la presentación de su propia consola y un servicio de videojuegos en streaming.

Hoy la empresa liberó un promocional para seguir aumentando la expectación, aunque siguen sin mencionar exactamente de qué se trata. Según mencionan, el 19 de marzo compartirán al mundo su visión sobre el "futuro de videojuegos". En el vídeo se aprecia un recorrido por diversos escenarios virtuales que son dignos de cualquier juego de la actualidad. Lo puedes ver a continuación:

Google lleva tiempo trabajando en Project Stream, una plataforma de videojuegos en streaming que ya tuvo un periodo de pruebas controladas en 2018. Los usuarios seleccionados tuvieron la posibilidad de disfrutar de Assassin's Creed: Odyssey desde Chrome, todo gracias al procesamiento en la nube. Se espera que la compañía presente una versión más avanzada del proyecto e información sobre su disponibilidad para todo el público.

La otra gran novedad sería su consola de videojuegos, de la cual hemos escuchado rumores desde 2018. Filtraciones revelaron que la consola prescindirá del lector de discos para apostar totalmente por el servicio mencionado anteriormente. Curiosamente, Google registró dos patentes relacionadas con este producto en semanas recientes.

Una de ellas explica el funcionamiento del mando con su propio sistema de notificaciones. Además, el accesorio no solo podría conectarse a la consola, también a televisores, tablets y smartphones. El objetivo de Google es que Project Stream funcione en casi cualquier dispositivo con pantalla. Recordemos que en el cloud gaming el procesamiento de los juegos ocurre en servidores externos, por lo que solo se recibe la señal de vídeo. El martes 19 de marzo a las 18:00 (11:00 de México) se resolverán todas las dudas.


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          Senior Director of R&D Data Science Strategy and Innovation - Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Spring House, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Consideration will be given to other locations (e.g., Raritan, NJ, La Jolla / San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, and Beerse, Belgium)....
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          Senior Director of Data Science Analytics and Insights - Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies - Spring House, PA      Cache   Translate Page      
Consideration will be given to other locations (e.g., Raritan, NJ, La Jolla / San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, and Beerse, Belgium)....
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          Cooling West Coast housing markets tilt field back toward buyers      Cache   Translate Page      
Buyers looking for homes in cities like Seattle, San Jose and Oakland this spring will have more negotiating power than they did during previous years, thanks to surging inventory tugging prices down across the western United States. Home sales hit 11-year lows in Southern California and in the San Francisco Bay area in January, and prices in the Denver and Portland areas fell this year for the first time since 2012, according to Bloomberg. And ... [more]
          IT Engineer - Juvo - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with Google Meet, Zoom, VOIP phones, and setting up/troubleshooting teleconference rooms. Juvo is frequently profiled in top tier tech and business...
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          Senior Product Marketing Manager - Outbound - Yelp - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Reporting directly to the Director of product marketing for local businesses, your role will be to coordinate Yelp’s marketing efforts towards local businesses....
From Yelp - Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:16:15 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          End User Support/Junior Systems Administrator - Healthline Media - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Manage and maintain all San Francisco Zoom Rooms. Experience supporting video conferencing systems such as Zoom Rooms, Extron, Crestron....
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          Solution Architect - Global Supply Chain - Levi Strauss & Co. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
JOB DESCRIPTION At LS&Co we’re embarking on a multi-year business transformation program to position the company for long term success in the rapidly changing...
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          Senior Associate, Supply Chain Consulting- Demand & Supply Planning - KPMG - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Knowledge of JDA and/or Oracle, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, S&OP, Supply Collaboration, Order Promising and Production Scheduling / Work Order management...
From KPMG LLP - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:19:35 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Distribution Analyst - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Develop distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in stock position. About the Role....
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          Inventory Planner- Pottery Barn - Williams-Sonoma, Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Develop and execute distribution strategies and utilize JDA to maximize in-stock position. Manage and control inventory levels to achieve concept sales,...
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          Sr Account Executive - Retail - SAS Institute - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Oracle Retail, IBM, JDA, JustEnough, Infor, SAP, Adobe, etc.). As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for the sales of SAS software products,...
From SAS Institute - Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:14:18 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Finance & Accounting Operations Advisor - Accenture - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Utilize analytical /statistical tools (e.g., SAS, JDA,) to develop business data insights. Accenture is a leading global professional services company,...
From Accenture - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 02:49:01 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Supply Chain – Demand Planning, Digital, Analystics - Cognizant - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
About Cognizant Technology Solutions Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing...
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          Warehouse and Fulfillment Product Manager - Prologis - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Davanti, Highjump, Infor, JDA, Manhattan Associates, and Viastore. Prologis is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial logistics real estate...
From Prologis - Wed, 16 Jan 2019 21:09:59 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Engagement Principal - Aera Technology - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Familiarity with supply chain, logistics, and planning software - specifically, SAP and best-of-breed such as JDA, Kinaxis, etc....
From Aera Technology - Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:41:30 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
          Product Manager III - Charlotte Russe Inc. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience with JDA applications (Arthur Suite, PMM, Enterprise Planning, Manugistics). Key applications & technologies include JDA for retail, Lawson, CRM ,...
From Charlotte Russe Inc. - Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:09:21 GMT - View all San Francisco, CA jobs
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Jack Wilton "Great" Scott September 11, 1938 - February 12, 2019 Born in San Francisco, California to Theodore Wilton Scott and Madeline Emma...
          Google to livestream next week’s reveal of gaming platform      Cache   Translate Page      

Google has announced that it will livestream its gaming keynote at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on Tuesday, March 19th. Google will host the keynote between 1pm to 2:30pm EST, during which time the company says it will unveil its vision for “the future of gaming.” More specific details were not revealed. The stream...

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          Facebook Hits Elizabeth Warren With A Banhammer For Being Mean To Facebook      Cache   Translate Page      


Facebook doesn't seem too happy Elizabeth Warren. After the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate announced she would, if elected, try and break up big tech monopolies, her Facebook ads started disappearing across its platform. It's entirely possible that this is all part of some bizarre coincidence, but there's a chance that Mark Zuckerberg, drunk on power and Mountain Dew, hit Warren with a ban hammer for having the balls to call him on his bullshit. Maybe Warren was right?

Facebook has since restored Warren's ad "in the interest of allowing robust debate." A spox says that the ad violated their policies against using their corporate logo -- in this instance a lower-case "f" -- instead of the word "Facebook." None of Warren's other ads were taken down, but none of the other ads were videos arguing that Facebook buys up competitors to create a monopoly.


Shortly after Facebook restored the ads, Warren sent out a mean tweet criticizing Facebook for having the power to shut up anyone who calls Facebook a bunch of spiteful trolls who think they're infallible gods. She was joined by a chorus of legislators who've called to rein in big tech, like freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who said, "Facebook may have its own problems but it's increasingly starting to look like our society (namely, our democracy) has a Facebook problem."


Warren's call to break up and regulate big tech companies has scared the hell out of people throughout the Bay Area. The San Francisco Chronicle quoted a number of Silicon Valley's super rich crying at the thought of Uncle Sam coming to bust them up. As the tech-bros see it, this won't do anything to stop the state-owned monopolies China has on its highly monitored magic kingdom of censored shitposts, and "you can kiss American tech leadership goodbye" if you suddenly start making big tech follow century-old antitrust regulations like every other business. In an interview with The Verge, Warren shrugs off her critics and compared her proposal to break up big tech to the consolidation of railroads in the late 1800s.

There was a period of time when the railroads figured out that they could make money not only by selling tickets on the railroad, but also by buying the steel company and then cutting the price of transporting steel for their own company and raising the price of transporting steel for any competitors. And that's how the giant grows ... So my principle is exactly the same: What was applied to railroad companies more than a hundred years ago, we need to now look at those tech platforms the same way.

With big tech companies reeling from another round of bad press, it was perhaps another remarkable coincidence that a story appeared in Politico this morning talking about Warren accepting campaign contributions from people working at the very companies she wants to bust up. According to Politico, Warren took in $90,000 from employees who work at Amazon, Google, or Facebook between 2011 and 2018. For comparison, Bernie Sanders took in well over a quarter million from the very same people in 2016. Is this a #SCANDAL, or evidence people working for big tech companies find San Francisco so unaffordable that they're forced to live in their cars and poop on the street? On Sunday, when asked about contributions from tech executives, Warren stated, "nobody has been beating down the door," and added, "I'm not in Washington to work for billionaires. I'm in Washington to help level the playing field so that everybody gets a chance to get out there and compete."

[The Verge / Politico / WaPo]

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          49ers Trade Rumors: SF 'Deep in Talks' with Chiefs for Dee Ford      Cache   Translate Page      
The Kansas City Chiefs are " deep in talks" to trade linebacker Dee Ford to the San Francisco 49ers , according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network...
          Design Job: Don't Sleep on This Opportunity! Astro Studios Is Seeking a Senior Graphic Designer in San Francisco, Ca       Cache   Translate Page      

Our goal at ASTRO as a design studio is to bridge the gap that exists between people culture and technology by designing meaningful products, brands and experiences that improve the human experience. Rooted in design empowerment, User Experience is the fabric that knits together our multidisciplinary practice. We collaborate with

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          Final Fantasy Celebration Tonight in SF      Cache   Translate Page      
So tonight we are holding our FINAL FANTASY anniversary celebration in San Francisco at the PlayStation Store… It’s going to be a big party and I’m pretty sure we’re ready, but when are you ever 100% ready for an event like this? It’s been a while since Square Enix had an event at the PlayStation […]
          San Francisco USA Between a rock and a crooked place      Cache   Translate Page      
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I’ll be at Omnivore Books in San Francisco this Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 to 7:30pm for a chat and to sign books. Copies of all of my books will be there, including a few vintage copies of Room for Dessert (!) If you can’t make it to the event and would like a signed book, contact Omnivore Books and I can personalize it, and...
          Barneys New York to open flagship at New Jersey’s American Dream      Cache   Translate Page      
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Barneys New York has announced a new flagship store inside American Dream, the shopping mall to be opened later this year in Bergen County, New Jersey, at the intersection of highways I-05, Route 3 and Route 120, which serve over 100 million vehicles annually. This will be Barneys’ only flagship in New Jersey, spanning two floors and about 50,000 square feet dedicated to womenswear, menswear, beauty, home and kids sections.

“We are thrilled to open our newest Barneys New York location at American Dream, a truly one-of-a-kind experiential retail environment”, said Barneys New York’s CEO and President Daniella Vitale in a statement. Owned by Triple Five Group, the same company behind Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall, American Dream will span 3 million square feet and feature 450 retail, food and specialty shops, including a dedicated luxury space called ‘The Collections’. Triple Five Group expects the new shopping mall to attract 40 million visitors each year.

Founded in 1923 in downtown Manhattan, Barneys New York currently operates two additional stores in New York, as well as in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

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          'Remain In Mexico' Immigration Policy Expands, But Slowly       Cache   Translate Page      
In late January, Carlos Catarldo Gomez of Honduras was the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date. The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that this program, dubbed 'Migrant Protection Protocols,' will expand from San Diego to Calexico, Calif.

In late January, Carlos Catarldo Gomez of Honduras was the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date. The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that this program, dubbed 'Migrant Protection Protocols,' will expand from San Diego to Calexico, Calif.; Credit: Gregory Bull/AP

Joel Rose | NPR

The Trump administration is expanding a hard-line immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for their assigned court dates in the U.S.

The program, which is officially known as the "Migrant Protection Protocols," began earlier this year at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego. Homeland Security officials say it expanded this week to include the border crossing in Calexico, Calif., and areas between official ports of entry in the Border Patrol's San Diego sector.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the program, initially dubbed "Remain in Mexico," in December. Administration officials say it's intended to deter the growing number of migrants fleeing the Northern Triangle nations of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to seek asylum in U.S. immigration courts.

The program was quickly challenged in federal court by immigrant rights advocates. They say it forces migrants to wait in dangerous conditions in Mexican border towns, and deprives them of access to lawyers to help prepare their asylum cases.

For now, the vast majority of asylum-seekers are still allowed to remain in the U.S. pending their immigration court appearances.

So far, only 240 migrants have been returned to Mexico under the program, according to immigration officials. That's a small fraction of the 76,000 migrants who crossed the southern border in February — one of the busiest months for the Border Patrol in a decade.

"We are starting small to see how this process works," said a DHS official during a background briefing with reporters today. "To make sure we have the coordination down, and a process that works."

There is no formal agreement with the Mexican government concerning the Migrant Protection Protocols, according to DHS. But U.S. officials insist there is coordination between authorities in the two countries.

"We work very closely with Mexican authorities," a DHS official said. "We're not going to open a location that Mexican authorities aren't ready to handle."

A report earlier this month said the "Remain in Mexico" policy could soon expand to El Paso, Texas. DHS officials say they're working to further expand the program, did not indicate when or where that would happen.

Meanwhile, immigrant rights' advocates are going to court later this month in hopes of shutting the program down altogether. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco set a hearing for March 22 on their motion for a preliminary injunction.

The case was brought on behalf of asylum-seekers and non-profit organizations that work with them by the American Civil Liberties Union, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.

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Happy I finally getting to use the Bosu I bought on sale at Costco a few years ago. This was a challenging workout. My thighs were burning also! Just got back from San Francisco, and all that walking + hills tired out my legs.
          Tienen 'guardería' de tiburones en Galápagos      Cache   Translate Page      
En las islas Galápagos hay una “guardería” en medio del mar: Un espacio que alberga tiburones martillo, uno de los más grandes depredadores acuáticos y que está en peligro.

El descubrimiento estuvo a cargo de investigadores ecuatorianos que monitoreaban la zona. El responsable de la expedición, Eduardo Espinosa, técnico del Parque Nacional, dijo que tras un recorrido de cinco días y de visitar al menos 15 sitios en tres islas, se logró identificar el lugar de crianza de estos escualos, cuyas poblaciones han declinado mucho a nivel mundial.

“Entender en dónde se encuentran los neonatos es un reto para los investigadores para establecer medidas de conservación que propendan a la recuperación de la especie”, dijo. “Ese sitio, donde los bebés pasan entre dos o tres años, es importante no sólo para Galápagos sino a nivel mundial porque nace un esperanza de protección y conservación de una especie”.

De acuerdo con el experto, en ese lugar en la isla Santa Cruz se hallaron unos 20 tiburones martillo, entre neonatos y juveniles, y se logró marcar a cinco de ellos.

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En Galápagos habitan unas 35 especies de tiburones de las 450 que hay a nivel mundial.

Hace dos años se encontró otro sitio de crianza también en la isla Santa Cruz.

Según la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, el tiburón martillo, cuyo nombre científico es Sphyrna Lewini- está en peligro debido a que su población mundial ha registrado una reducción de al menos 50% en los últimos 10 años.

Entre las causas que determinan su notable reducción están el hecho de que tarda al menos 15 años en lograr su madurez sexual, tiene pocas crías en su vida, es altamente apetecido por sus grandes aletas dorsales y cuando queda atrapado en redes de pesca se sofoca y muere ahogado rápidamente.

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El biólogo marino Alex Hearn, profesor e investigador de la Universidad San Francisco, en Quito, expresó a la AP que “el descubrimiento de este sitio de crianza es muy importante porque nos da esperanza de que en Galápagos pueda haber un población cerrada y que se pueda proteger a esta especie”.

Asimismo, destacó que lo que se daba por sentado entre los científicos es que el tiburón martillo iba a las costas continentales para tener crías, pero el hallazgo de la guardería abre una nueva línea de investigación.

Según Hearn, ese tipo de escualo es unos de los mayores depredadores de aguas abiertas en el océano, pero además suele pasar mucho tiempo en arrecifes, donde las especies menores se alimentan de su piel y sus restos orgánicos.

El tiburón martillo es emblemático de Galápagos, Ecuador, y de hecho es parte del logo del Parque Nacional, donde aparece uno de sus ejemplares junto a una tortuga gigante. Aunado a esto, la especie es una de las mayores atracciones del millonario turismo de buceo en las islas, por lo cual aporta sustancialmente a la propuesta de conservación del archipiélago y del resto de las especies que habitan allí.

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Galápagos se encuentra a mil kilómetros de las costas ecuatorianas y fue declarado por la Unesco en 1979 Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad en atención de sus especies únicas en el mundo, terrestres y marinas, que dieron sustento para que el científico inglés Charles Darwin desarrollara en el siglo XIX la teoría de la evolución de las especies.
          SFMOMA Cruise Ship Makes Port With Trophies Aboard      Cache   Translate Page      
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          SXSW Day One: What we heard, what we saw, what we ate      Cache   Translate Page      

Dan the Automator (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Jody's Highlights: Remember how I said I hate music festivals, then changed my mind? […]

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          Is a “Slut-Only” Screenings of a teen comedy a good or bad thing?      Cache   Translate Page      

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will host “Slut Only” screenings of a new film that explores teenage sexuality from a girl’s perspective. The progressive, Texas-based theater circuit says the special, “sex-positive” showings of the French-Canadian comedy Slut in a Good Way will be hosted in Austin, New York City, San Francisco and Omaha, Nebraska, timed to the film’s debut […]

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          Senior Project Manager - Trace3 - Denver, CO      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Series Of Major Tech IPO’s Could Make San Francisco House Prices Skyrocket      Cache   Translate Page      
Residents concerned about Bay Area home prices being out of control should fasten their seat belts; a number of major SF tech IPO's could send housing costs into the stratosphere.
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          You're Invited! Book Launch Parties for FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU      Cache   Translate Page      

I'm launching my newest novel FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU in three states, and you're invited to the parties.

(1) In the Boston area? Join us at Newtonville Books on Sunday, April 7th at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.

(2) In the San Francisco Bay Area? Come to Orinda Books on Saturday, April 13th at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

(3) In the Seattle area? I'll be at Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond on Monday, April 15th at 6 o'clock in the evening.

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          Colorado baker asks for true tolerance, and an end to the spotlight      Cache   Translate Page      

Denver, Colo., Mar 12, 2019 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same-sex marriage hopes his time in the spotlight is over after a Supreme Court victory last year and a resolution to a subsequent case.

“I hope this is the end of my legal battles, and that I can return to my quiet life as a cake artist,” said Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., a Denver suburb. “I love creating my cake art for all people. What I can’t do is create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in conflict with my religious beliefs.”

In a March 8 Denver Post opinion essay titled “Can I just be a cake artist again?”, Phillips said this “should be OK because a truly tolerant society tolerates different convictions. The First Amendment protects the peaceful exercise of my beliefs, and it protects my choice of what not to say and what not to celebrate. It protects you as well.”

Philips said he opened Masterpiece Cakeshop in 1993 and focused his talents on artistic cakes. He developed his talents through “countless art classes and years of practice.” He believes his cakeshop has become an “art gallery of cakes.”

In 2012, he said, he became the target of state officials who were “unabashedly hostile to my faith.”

That year, Phillips declined a same-sex couple’s request to make a wedding cake for their union on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, although he did offer to create a different cake. Colorado law did not recognize same-sex unions as marriages at the time.

The couple filed a lawsuit against Phillips and in 2013, a Colorado judge sided with the plaintiffs. He ordered Phillips to receive anti-discrimination training and to serve same-sex weddings or stop serving weddings altogether. He chose to stop serving weddings.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission then ruled that by declining to make the cake, the baker had violated the state’s anti-discrimination law categorizing sexual orientation as a protected class.

In the commission’s unanimous 2014 vote against the baker, then-Commissioner Diane Rice said: “Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust, whether it be—I mean, we ... can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use—…to use their religion to hurt others.”

In Phillips’ view, Rice “blasted my (and your) constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom as a ‘despicable piece of rhetoric’.”

“She and her colleagues forced me out of the wedding industry, costing me 40 percent of my business. In their eyes, it seemed, my religious beliefs were incompatible with participation in a tolerant society,” he said in the Denver Post. “In other words, my beliefs were intolerable.”

Rice’s words were later cited in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy commented that tolerance is “essential in a free society” and said Colorado officials had been “neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’s religious beliefs.”

In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips with a 7-2 decision in the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. It said the officials had shown “clear and impermissible hostility” towards Phillips’ religious beliefs and had acted inconsistently in other cases where bakers had refused to create cakes with messages to which they objected.

After that decision, Phillips thought he was “vindicated,” saying, “I hoped that I could return to being just a cake artist.”

But another case was pending.

In June 2017 lawyer Autumn Scardina ordered a cake to celebrate the anniversary of a “gender transition,” pink on the inside and blue on the outside, and Phillips declined on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

He was again put before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which issued a formal complaint against the cakeshop in October 2018 on the grounds he had discriminated on the basis of gender identity.

Phillips said he decided to “push back” because “no one should be driven out of business because of their religious beliefs.” Represented by attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group, he filed a legal challenge against the commissioners, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and other state officials.

“Those legal proceedings revealed an even deeper hostility toward my faith than previously known,” he said. One state commissioner had called him a “hater” on Twitter, while two others had publicly endorsed Rice’s “anti-religious” statements.

In January, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley Daniel had said the lawsuit could proceed, given there is evidence of unequal treatment of Phillips “sufficient to establish they are pursuing the discrimination charges against Phillips in bad faith” motivated by his religion. Phillips “adequately alleged his speech is being chilled by the credible threat of prosecution.”

The judge allowed departing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to be dropped from the suit because he was leaving leaving office. Gov. Jared Polis was not added to the suit.

State officials later agreed to drop the case.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said March 5 that both parties agreed “it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward with these cases.”

“The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them,” he said, adding “equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we will uphold as we enforce our state’s and nation’s civil rights laws.”

In his essay, Phillips said he hoped that the United States can “learn to tolerate and respect our differing beliefs” and that “governments stop harassing people whose faith they dislike.”

“If that happens, then maybe, just maybe, I can go back to being just a cake artist.”

The Supreme Court case came amid increased advocacy from influential LGBT groups and others against broad religious freedom protections.

The case was a focus of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a San Francisco-based private family foundation with half a billion dollars in assets, which gave at least $500,000 to LGBT-supportive groups on advocacy and public relations campaigns related to Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2017 and 2018. The fund is one of several large funders which have committed nearly $10 million in various anti-religious freedom grants, according to CNA reports.

The Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop was one of several recent cases involving the collision between legal recognition of same-sex marriage and the freedoms of speech and religion. Florists, photographers, and other wedding industry professionals have been involved in lawsuits about whether they can be required to create works of art for same-sex weddings to which they hold religious objections.  

The rise of same-sex marriage and strict anti-discrimination laws and regulations have helped to close Catholic adoption agencies and others that decline to place children with same-sex couples.


          Killer Lawyer by Mark Nolan Book Tour & Giveaway       Cache   Translate Page      

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Genre: Thriller

Attorney by day, assassin by night.

Jake Wolfe is a young lawyer who leads a secret life. Trained by the CIA, he now wants peace and quiet, practicing law and living on a boat with his war dog. But when his city is shocked by a serial killer and he’s framed for the murder of a friend, Jake must race against time to find the killer before he strikes again.
Drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse; at every step Jake and his loved ones are being hunted by the clever, twisted madman. As the city is gripped in fear of the seemingly random shootings that could strike anybody, Jake investigates and uncovers ominous clues until a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything.
With the clock ticking and lives at stake, will Jake be able to find and stop the killer in time, or will he become the next victim?
Buckle up for a wild ride as Jake Wolfe and his exceptionally intelligent dog, Cody, return to action in this page-turning thriller in Mark Nolan’s bestselling series that has earned thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon and Goodreads.


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Every marriage has a secret, but this one is deadly.

Lauren Stephens wakes up to find her husband, Gene, has vanished during the night. His phone is dead. Desperate, she hires Jake Wolfe and his war dog, Cody. They search the house and discover something so disturbing that Jake won’t allow Lauren near it. “No, if you see this, there is no unseeing it.”


Lauren thought she had it all: a loving partner, two great kids, a successful business, and a beautiful home in the San Francisco hills. But all of that is about to come crashing down, due to a missing husband, a hidden past, and a frightening secret that will shock a trusting wife to the core. Gene has enemies, and now they want something from Lauren.

Jake Wolfe is a flawed man who has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He wants to leave his secret, violent past behind him, but when Lauren and her children are threatened, his protective instinct takes command. Jake soon finds himself involved in a dangerous conspiracy, targeted for death, and engaged in battle with a powerful, unseen group who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Jake’s going to have to think fast and fight hard to protect Cody, Lauren and her kids.

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A mysterious killer who calls himself The Artist is assassinating wealthy lawyers in San Francisco. When war veteran Jake Wolfe accidentally takes his picture during a murder, The Artist adds Jake to his kill list and he becomes a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse that only one of them can survive. How far would you go to protect your loved ones from a killer? Jake wants to leave his top secret, violent past life behind him. But the reluctant, flawed hero can't ignore his duty and his personal moral compass.


This gripping thriller is full of suspense, plot twists and surprises. It features a cast of interesting characters, including several strong-willed women, two wise-cracking San Francisco Police Homicide Inspectors, one highly intelligent dog, and a philosophical killer who shares Jake's admiration for Van Gogh paintings but still plans to kill him anyway. As Jake gets closer to unraveling a merciless conspiracy, his life gets turned upside down and the danger level increases, adding to the growing suspense. This entertaining page-turner starts out as a murder mystery and then shifts gears into a high-speed action thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride to the riveting ending. A good read for those who enjoy mysteries, suspense, action and adventure, vigilante justice, unique characters, witty dialogue and a little romance too. Now on sale in over a dozen countries around the world. Be the first among your friends to read it.

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Trả lời phỏng vấn báo giới, nhà nghiên cứu Eduardo Espinosa, chuyên gia kỹ thuật của Vườn quốc gia Galapagos, cho biết đây là kết quả của đợt thám hiểm kéo dài 5 ngày qua 15 điểm gần 3 đảo chính của Galapagos và nhấn mạnh “việc biết được nơi sinh hoạt của cá nhám búa mới sinh sẽ giúp các nhà nghiên cứu định ra các biện pháp bảo tồn và phục hồi loài cá này.”

Ông Espinosa, người đứng đầu đoàn thám hiểm, cho biết đã thấy khoảng 20 cá thể cá nhám búa sơ sinh hoặc còn bé tại gần đảo Santa Cruz và đã đánh dấu được 5 con trong số này.

Trong tổng số 450 loài cá mập và cá nhám được thống kê trên thế giới, có 35 loài sinh sống tại Galapagos.

Là một trong những loài động vật săn mồi lớn nhất thế giới, cá nhám búa đang đứng trước nguy cơ tuyệt chủng khi mất tới 50% số lượng trong vòng 10 năm qua.

Những nguyên nhân chính dẫn tới sự sụt giảm nhanh chóng này là do cá nhám búa thường phải tới năm 15 tuổi mới bắt đầu vào độ tuổi sinh sản, sinh sản ít và bị săn đuổi gắt gao để lấy vây.

Nhà sinh vật học biển Alex Hearn, giáo sư Đại học San Francisco tại thủ đô Quito, rằng “việc phát hiện địa điểm nuôi dưỡng cá nhỏ là rất quan trọng vì mang lại hy vọng rằng tại Galapagos có thể có một quần thể cá nhám búa sống kép kín và do đó có thể bảo vệ chúng tốt hơn.”

Phát hiện này cũng mở ra hướng nghiên cứu mới khi thay đổi lối suy nghĩ thông thường của các nhà sinh học rằng cá nhám búa thường vào gần bờ lục địa để sinh sản và nuôi con.

Cùng với loài rùa đất lớn nhất hành tinh, cá nhám búa là 1 trong 2 động vật biểu tượng của Galapagos và là một trong những nét hấp dẫn lớn nhất của dịch vụ lặn ngắm biển của quần đảo du lịch sinh thái nổi tiếng này.

Được UNESCO công nhận là Di sản Thiên nhiên của Nhân loại từ năm 1979, Galapagos sở hữu hệ sinh thái tương đối khép kín với những loài động vật đất liền và biển duy nhất trên thế giới, điều kiện giúp nhà sinh vật học lỗi lạc Charles Darwin phát triển thuyết tiến hóa lừng danh của mình tại chính nơi đây vào thế kỷ 19./.


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Thomas D. O'Malley


Thomas D. O’Malley has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011, served as Executive Chairman of PBF LLC and its predecessors from March 2008 to February 2013 and was our Chief Executive Officer from inception until June 2010. Mr. O’Malley has more than 30 years experience in the refining industry. He served as Chairman of the Board of Petroplus Holdings A.G., listed on the Swiss Exchange, from May 2006 until February 2011, and was Chief Executive Officer from May 2006 until September 2007. Mr. O’Malley was Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Premcor, a domestic oil refiner and Fortune 250 company listed on the NYSE, from February 2002 until December 2004, and continued as Chairman until its sale to Valero in August 2005. Before joining Premcor, Mr. O’Malley was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tosco Corporation. This Fortune 100 company, listed on the NYSE, was the largest independent oil refiner and marketer of oil products in the United States, with annualized revenues of approximately $25.0 billion when it  [TOSCO]   was sold to Philips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Mr. O’Malley’s extensive experience in and knowledge of the refining industry, as well as his proven leadership skills and management experience provides the board with valuable leadership, and for these reasons we believe Mr. O’Malley is qualified to serve as Chairman of our board of directors.

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PETROPLUS     TOSCO
PBF                     CONOCOPHILLIPS
PREMCOR        EXXONMOBIL
VALERO            
     
 
Thomas Nimbley
Mr. Nimbley has served as PBF's Chief Executive Officer since June of 2010 and was appointed to the board of directors in October of 2014. Prior thereto, he served as a Principal for Nimbley Consultants LLC from June 2005 to March 2010, where he provided consulting services and assisted on the acquisition of two refineries. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Refining for Phillips Petroleum Company and subsequently Senior Vice President and head of Refining for ConocoPhillips' domestic refining system (13 locations) following the merger of Phillips and Conoco. Before joining Phillips at the time of its acquisition of Tosco in September 2001, Mr. Nimbley served in various positions with Tosco Corporation and its subsidiaries starting in April 1993.
 
Spencer Abraham
Spencer Abraham has served as a director of PBF Energy since October 2012. Mr. Abraham is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the international strategic consulting firm The Abraham Group, which he founded in 2005. Prior to starting The Abraham Group, Mr. Abraham served as Secretary of Energy under President George W. Bush from 2001 through January 2005 and was a U.S. Senator for the State of Michigan from 1995 to 2001. Prior to serving as a U.S. Senator, Mr. Abraham held various other public and private sector positions in the public policy arena. Mr. Abraham serves as a director of Occidental Petroleum Corporation and GenOn Energy, Inc. and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lynx Global Realty Asset Fund Onshore LLC. He was previously a director of ICx Technologies and non-executive Chairman of Areva Inc. Mr. Abraham also serves on the boards or advisory committees of several private companies, including Deepwater Wind, LLC, Green Rock Energy, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources and C3. Mr. Abraham’s extensive political and financial experience in the energy sector, including as the Secretary of Energy of the United States, as a U.S. Senator and as a board member of various public companies in the oil and gas sector, provides him with unique and valuable insights into the industry in which we operate and the markets that we serve, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Abraham is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Jefferson F. Allen
Jefferson F. Allen has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since March 2011. Mr. Allen serves as chairman of our audit committee for PBF. Mr. Allen has over 35 years experience in the oil industry. Before his retirement in 2005, Mr. Allen most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Premcor at the time of its sale to Valero in 2005. In addition, from 2002 until 2005 Mr. Allen served on Premcor’s Board of Directors and from 2002 until 2004 was Chairman of its Audit Committee. Prior to his service with Premcor, Mr. Allen was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Tosco Corporation from 1990, and served as its President from 1995, until its merger with Phillips Petroleum Company in September 2001. Before joining Tosco, his previous energy industry experience was in the international exploration and production business for 14 years. Mr. Allen’s industry specific experience as a financial expert and board member of a public company, provides our board with a unique perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Allen is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Wayne A. Budd
Wayne A. Budd has over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors, and since 2004 is a Senior Counsel of Goodwin Procter LLP. Prior to that, he served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock Financial Services Inc. from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Budd served as Group President, New England, of Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Communications Inc.) from 1996 to 2000. He served as a Senior Partner of Goodwin Procter LLP from 1993 to 1996. Mr. Budd also served on the U.S. Sentencing Commission from 1994 to 1997, which he was appointed to by President Bill Clinton. From 1992 to 1993, Mr. Budd served as an Associate Attorney General of the United States, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. From 1989 to 1992, he was the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. He previously served as a director of Tosco Corp. and Premcor Inc. He currently serves as a director at McKesson Corporation. Mr. Budd is the past Chairman of the National Board of the American Automobile Association and currently serves as a director of the American Automobile Association of Southern New England. Mr. Budd’s extensive legal experience and as a board member of public entities, including in the refining sector, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reasons we believe Mr. Budd is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Gene Edwards
Gene Edwards has over 35 years of experience in the energy and refining sectors. Most recently he retired from Valero in April of 2014 where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Mr. Edwards began his career with Valero as an Analyst in Planning and Economics in 1982 and then served as Director of Business Development; Director of Petrochemical Products; Vice President of Planning and Business Development; Senior Vice President of Supply, Marketing & Transportation; Senior Vice President of Planning, Business Development and Risk Management and as Senior Vice President of Product Supply and Trading. Prior to joining Valero, he was an energy analyst with Pace Consultants and a refinery process engineer with Citgo. He previously served as a director of CST Brands, a spin-off of Valero, from May to October 2013. Mr. Edwards has served as a director of Green Plains Energy since June 2014. Mr. Edwards’ decades of experience in all aspects of the refining sector provides our board with additional industry-specific knowledge from an individual deeply connected with the independent refining sector.
 
William Hantke
Mr. Hantke has served as a director of PBF Energy since February of 2016. He brings to PBF significant experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities, including those in the refining sector. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Hantke served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Premcor, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Premcor, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Vice President of Development of Tosco Corporation from 1999 to 2001. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Hantke served as the Corporate Controller of Tosco, and from 1990 to 1993, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Seminole Fertilizer Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tosco. Mr. Hantke has served as a director of NRG Energy since 2006 and is currently the chair of its audit committee and a member of its compensation committee. He has previously served as a director of Texas Genco, LLC, Process Energy Solutions (where he was non-executive chairman) and a director and vice-chairman of NTR Acquisition Co., a petroleum refining acquisition vehicle.
 
Dennis M. Houston
Dennis M. Houston has served as a director of PBF Energy since its formation in November 2011 and has been a director of the Board of Directors of PBF LLC since June 2011. Mr. Houston has approximately 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry, including over 35 years with ExxonMobil and its related companies. At the time of his retirement from ExxonMobil in May 2010, Mr. Houston held the positions of Executive Vice President Refining & Supply, Chairman and President of ExxonMobil Sales & Supply LLC and Chairman of Standard Tankers Bahamas Limited. Mr. Houston’s experience also includes engineering and management positions in Exxon’s refining organization and positions in Lubes and Supply. Mr. Houston’s extensive operational experience in the oil and gas industry, including as a manager of a global refining organization, provides him with valuable insight into the markets in which we operate and provides a unique perspective to our board, and for these reasons we believe that Mr. Houston is qualified to serve on our board.
 
Edward F. Kosnik
Edward F. Kosnik has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 20, 2013. Mr. Kosnik serves on our audit committee. For almost 30 years he worked in various fields including banking, insurance, real estate, technology, manufacturing and energy, holding positions that included Chairman, President and CEO, and CFO. Before his retirement in 2001, he most recently served in positions including President and Chief Executive Officer of Berwind Corporation, a diversified, industrial real estate and financial services company, from 1997 until 2001. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Alexander and Alexander Inc. from 1994 to 1997 and as Chairman, President and CEO of JWP Inc. from 1992 to 1994. In addition, Mr. Kosnik has served on the boards and audit committees of Steelpath MLP Funds Trust from January 2010 to December 2012, Semgroup Energy Partners LP from July 2008 to November 2009, Premcor Inc. from November 2004 to September 2005, and Buckeye Partners LP from December 1986 to September 2007. Mr. Kosnik also served on Marquette University’s Board of Trustees and its audit committee from September 2006 to September 2009. Mr. Kosnik’s experience as a financial expert and board member of public entities including in the refining and logistics sectors, provides our board with a beneficial perspective and insight, and for these reason we believe Mr. Kosnik is a valuable member of our board of directors.
 
Robert J. Lavinia
Mr. Lavinia has served as a director of PBF Energy since February 2016. He brings to PBF industry-specific experience as an executive and board member of a public refining company. He began his career at the Gulf Oil Corporation and Phibro Energy Corporation. In 1985, he took over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hill Petroleum Company, Phibro’s refining division. In 1992, he joined Tosco Corporation, where he served as a Senior Vice President and the President of Tosco Marketing with over 6,000 gas and convenience stores in 32 states with more than 20,000 employees. From 2002 to 2006, he served on the board of Transcor SA, a Belgium-based company with trading operations around the world, and from 2005-2006, he served as Chairman of Pasadena Refining, a Transcor subsidiary. In 2007, he joined Petroplus Holdings AG, the largest European independent refining and wholesale marketing company and he became the CEO in March 2008. In September 2009, he retired from Petroplus and remained a board member until 2012. Mr. Lavinia was formerly a director at Big West Oil.
 
Eija Malmivirta
Eija Malmivirta has over 40 years of experience in the energy sector. Ms. Malmivirta served in various positions at Neste Oy from 1969 to 1996, most recently as an Executive Vice President, Head of Neste International Oil Trading and Supply. She served as the Chairman and principal owner of Merei Energy Oy Ltd., an oil trading company, from 1996 to 2002. Ms. Malmivirta served as a member of the Board of Directors of Kemira Oyj, a chemical company from 1997 to 2008, VR Group Ltd. (Finnish Railways) from 1993 to 2006, National Emergency Supply Agency from 1997 to 2009, all located in Helsinki, Finland. She was also a board member for Tosco Corporation from 1997 to 2001, Premcor from 2002 to 2004 and Petroplus from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Malmivirta’s extensive oil industry expertise and public entity board member experience, including in the refining sector, provides our board with added depth and strategic insight.




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[TOSCO WAS BOUGHT IN 2001 BY PHILLIPS WHICH MERGED WITH CONOCO TO FORM CONOCO PHILLIPS IN 2002 AND LATER SPUN OFF ASSETS TO FORM PHILLIPS 66 IN 2012.]


Thomas D. O'Malley 
1942– 


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PETROPLUS     PBF
PREMCOR     VALERO
TOSCO     CONOCO PHILLIPS
EXXONMOBIL



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1. History of Tosco Corporation – FundingUniverse
        by David Lincoln 

Template Tosco was founded in 1955 under the name Oil Shale Corporation. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada, but made its headquarters in the Los Angeles area.  The project won some early support from the U.S. government, but interest from other sources was meager and the initiative soon died out.

 in 1965 when it joined West Coast oil giant Atlantic Richfield in forming the Colony Shale Oil Project..  It sold part of its interest in Colony Shale Oil to Atlantic Richfield for $8 million, staggered some observers in the investment community by leveraging itself to the hilt, and then went on a buying spree. In 1970 it acquired the Signal Oil & Gas refinery in Bakersfield, California, for $22.5 million. In 1976 it acquired $222 million of Phillips Petroleum's West Coast property, including the giant Avon Refinery in Concord, California. These moves gave the company a refining capacity of more than 200,000 barrels per day, making it the third-largest independent refiner in the United States and the largest supplier of gasoline to independent marketers on the West Coast.  Morton Winston, a lawyer who became a full-time executive with the company in 1964, was named president in 1971 . Morton Winston was an anomaly in an industry in which most top managers had backgrounds in geology, engineering, or finance. As a graduate student in the early 1950s, he aspired to become a literary scholar and chairman of a college English department. Later, after a stint in the Coast Guard, he entered Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard in 1958, Winston spent a year clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, then joined a New York law firm that specialized in advising small, entrepreneurial companies. He made his first contacts with Oil Shale Corporation in 1961 and joined the company shortly thereafter.

As chief executive officer of Tosco, Winston made no effort to hide his unusual background in the humanities. He composed poetry in his spare time and encouraged his executives to memorize Bartlett's Quotations. Associates said that he conducted meetings not unlike a soft-spoken college professor conducting a class. But all the points that Winston earned on style would have gone for naught if the company had not fared well during his tenure. Despite his admission that Tosco had moved into the refining business rather later than it should have, the company nonetheless showed a tenfold increase in earnings between 1975 and 1980.

In 1980 the Atlantic Richfield Company sold its 60 percent share in Colony to Exxon Corporation for $300 million. Construction began at last on a processing plant that was scheduled to be completed in 1986 or 1987. Questions about the plant, however, soon presented themselves. Rising capital costs (from 1980 to 1982, Exxon and Tosco spent $400 million between them on Colony) and a levelling off in the price of crude oil raised doubts about the economic feasibility of the project. 

For its part, Tosco received $380 million worth of compensation from Exxon for its share of Colony. The initial agreement between the two companies had stipulated that Exxon would have to buy out its stake in the venture if it ever pulled out, and Tosco exercised that clause in the contract.

This attempt to recover from the Colony disaster was insufficient to forestall a major reorganization. With Tosco reeling from a first quarter loss of nearly $77 million and still saddled with more than $700 million in bank debt, Morton Winston stepped down as CEO in June 1983 and was replaced by Matthew Talbot. One of Talbot's first acts was to announce the layoffs of 15 top executives and the consolidation of Tosco's seven divisions into two.
The reorganization did little to ease Tosco's difficulties. Sagging crude oil and gasoline prices made things difficult for a company that suddenly found refining to be its sole source of support. Tosco lost over $677 million between 1983 and 1986, and, after buying out dissident shareholders inspired by Good, found itself so deeply in debt that its creditors decreed that it should hire investment banker Bear Stearns to help arrange a takeover. There were, however, no takers. The company's stock fell to $2.75 per share, down from its high of $45 in 1980. Feeling that a change of leadership was necessary, Tosco's directors forced Talbot to resign in June of 1986 and replaced him two months later with company chairman Clarence Frame. In the meantime, Tosco sold its Bakersfield refinery to Texaco for $22 million.
The next year 1988, Argus Energy, a Connecticut-based investment partnership, announced that it had acquired a 40-percent interest in Tosco. In 1989 the company acquired Seminole Fertilizer, but this did not stop the widespread takeover speculation and uncertainty over Tosco's status. Later that year, Argus Energy head man Thomas O'Malley, by now a Tosco director, succeeded Clarence Frame as chief executive officer.
One of the company's first actions under O'Malley was to announce that it was entertaining takeover bids. Tosco claimed that at least three multinational corporations made offers, but refused to announce the identity of the suitors. Informed speculation had it that one suitor was British Petroleum, which was said to be interested in establishing a presence on the West Coast through Tosco's Avon refinery. Neither party ever confirmed that this was so, however.
Tosco declared in 1991 that none of the offers it had received were satisfactory, and that it would remain independent. The company then declared that it would consolidate operations and cut administrative costs by closing down its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. Initially, Tosco declared that it would find a headquarters site in northern California, closer to the Avon refinery. But it ultimately wound up moving to Stamford, Connecticut, the home of Argus Energy.
Indeed, the move may have signalled that Tosco intended to shift geographical direction and develop a presence on the East Coast as significant as its presence on the West Coast. In December 1992 the company acquired Exxon's Bayway refinery[BUILT IN 1909], located in Linden, New Jersey, for $175 million. The acquisition made it the second-largest independent refiner in the United States.
Principal Subsidiaries: AZL Resources, Inc.; Diablo Service Corp.; Seminole Fertilizer Corp.; The Lion Group, Ltd.; The Oil Shale Corp.; Tosco Corp.; Tosco International Finance; Toscopetro Corp.; Tosco Trading, Transportation & Supply, Inc.; Western Hemisphere Corp.
Source: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 7. St. James Press, 1993.

COLONY OIL SHALE PROJECT
Over time the project was developed by a consortium of different companies until it was terminated by Exxon on 2 May 1982 a day which is known amongst locals as "Black Sunday".[1]

In 1969 Atlantic Richfield Company joined the project acquiring part of Tosco's stake.[5]

In 1974 Ashland Oil and Shell Oil Company joined the project.[7][9] In the late 1970s Standard Oil of Ohio, Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company, Shell and Ashaland Oil sold their shares to Atlantic Richfield Company.[7][10][11] As a result of these transactions Tosco owned 40% of shares and Atlantic Richfield Company owned 60% of shares in the project.
In 1980 Atlantic Richfield Company sold its share to Exxon for $300 million.[6] In 1981 the Colony Development started a construction of the commercial scale shale oil plant.[3] On 2 May 1982 Exxon announced the termination of the project because of low oil-prices and increased expenses laying off more than 2,000 workers resulting in the date becoming known among locals as "Black Sunday".[1][2][3] According to the shareholders agreement in a case of project termination Exxon had an obligation to buy out Tosco's shares. It paid $380 million worth of compensation.[6]


During its existence the project produced 270 thousand barrels (43×103 m3) of shale oil.[4][ WORTH ABOUT 5.4 MILLION AT $20 barrel]
At the moment of cancellation the estimated costs would exceed $5.5 billion in then-year dollars or about $10 billion in 2005 dollars.[3]



1. History of Tosco Corporation – FundingUniverse
Tosco Corporation is one of the largest independent refiners of petroleum products in the United States. Once a major player in American efforts to develop  ...

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2. Tosco Corporation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tosco (The Oil Shale COrporation) was an independent US based petroleum refining and marketing corporation. It was founded in 1955 in Santa Monica, ...

 leaving Tosco unable to keep the venture viable in spite of a $1.1 million loan guarantee from the U.S. government. Exxon claimed the project's projected $6 billion price tag made the project no longer feasible, but Exxon was required to purchase Tosco's 40% share in the project as a result of their withdrawal.[2]

Acquisitions[edit]
In 1996, Tosco acquired the Circle K chain of convenience stores. In 1997, Tosco bought the rights to the Union 76brand of gas stations and the western United States refining and marketing operations from Unocal.[4]
Mergers[edit]
Tosco merged with Phillips Petroleum in 2001. [5] Phillips merged with Conoco in 2002 to become ConocoPhillips, who spun off the Circle K stores to Canadian-based Alimentation Couche-Tard.
1999 refinery accident[edit]
On February 23, 1999, four workers at the Avon Refinery in Concord were burned to death after they tried to replace a leaky oil pipe. The San Francisco Chronicle reported [6] that one Tosco employee, Anthony Creggett, claimed shortly after the fire that plant managers had refused a request by four workers to shut down the high-temperature distillation tower during the repairs on the pipe.



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3. Oil Merger: Phillips Buys Tosco for $7B - ABC News
With its $7 billion stock purchase of Tosco Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. added considerable heft to its refining operations at a time when the oil industry is ...

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4. Phillips Petroleum Agrees to Buy Tosco - latimes
Feb 5, 2001 ... Phillips Petroleum Co. said Sunday that it will acquire Tosco Corp. for $7 ... Combining with Tosco, Phillips would have a refining capacity of 1.7 ...

Tosco, already the No. 3 refiner with eight facilities, has two gasoline refineries in California--one in Wilmington, the other east of San Francisco--that turn out an average of 240,000 barrels a day, or about 21% of the state's output. Tosco is based in Stamford, Conn.
It also accounts for about 17% of gasoline sales in the state through its 2,100 stations under the "76" brand. Overall, it operates 6,400 gas stations in 32 states.


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5. Tosco Refining California | Mesothelioma and Asbestos Jobsites
Tosco Refining California, an oil refinery with a location in Wilmington, California employed oil refinery workers that may have been exposed to asbestos and ...


Since the 1980s, however, the company has backed off those efforts and now focuses solely on standard petroleum-based fuels and phosphate-based fertilizers.
Tosco operates large refineries in Wilmington and Martinez, California (near Los Angeles).
Oil Shale Corporation in 1955. It was headquartered in Los Angeles. Over time, Oil Shale made some strategic alliances that allowed it to grow, including joining with Atlantic Richfield in 1965 and acquiring the Signal Oil and Gas refinery in Bakersfield in 1970

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In February of 1999, Tosco's Martinez refinery was the site of an explosion in which four workers died. In November of that year, Tosco's Wilmington refinery was the site of a fire in a holding tank. No injuries were reported, and the blaze was contained.
Tiny particles of asbestos enter into the atmosphere, however, as asbestos-containing transite ages and becomes prone to crumbling. Asbestos when it is in this state is called friable, which is defined as easy to pulverize. In addition, industrial kilns often contained friable asbestos in insulation linings.
The Problem with Friable Asbestos
Asbestos fibers, when friable, can be readily dispersed into the environment. Medical conditions like asbestosis and cancer can result from the inhalation of asbestos. Another uncommon, and generally fatal, disease linked to asbestos is mesothelioma. The pleural variety of mesothelioma, one which affects the tissue that lies between the lungs and the pleural cavity, is the most common. When the airborne particles settle on food or drinks and are subsequently swallowed, pericardial or peritoneal mesothelioma can result, although they are less common than pleural mesothelioma.
Increased pressure from the press, medical scientists and citizen groups forced the creation of rules controlling how to use asbestos. The use of asbestos was more prevalent, however, when places like Tosco Corporation were built. Any asbestos that remains from then may still pose a health hazard if care is not taken during remodeling projects.
The Lurking Hazard of Asbestos
Asbestos-related diseases, unlike most work-related injuries, which are readily observed and known about soon after the incident, can take many, many years to develop. When a former employee starts showing symptoms such as breathlessness, pain in the chest or abdomen and chronic coughing, his or her physician might not immediately recognize asbestos exposure as a cause, leading to a delay in diagnosis. Men and women who were employed by or lived near oil refineries like Tosco Corporation's California facilities therefore should ask their doctors for mesothelioma information. Furthermore, spouses of these people are also in danger, as unless strict decontamination protocols, including the use of workplace-only clothing and on-site showers, were enforced, it was all too common for personnel to bring particles of asbestos on their skin, in their hair, or on their clothes. Mesothelioma surgery is available to some patients and can improve the quality of life.


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6. Ownership of U.S. petroleum refineries has changed significantly ...
Jan 29, 2014 ... The ownership of refineries today reflects multiple changes since 2000. For example, in January 2000 Tosco (5th-largest U.S. refiner), Conoco ...

 the number of refineries and companies both declined over the same period, as the concentration of refining capacity among the top five companies increased from 38% in 2000 to 44% in 2013.

[THIS INDICATES THAT CONSOLIDATION AND ACQUISITION OCCURRING AMONG THE LARGEST REFINERS WITH FEWER REFINERIES,     SO WHY WERE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS GOING UP]



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7. Tosco Avon Refinery Petroleum Naphtha Fire - Investigations | the ...
On February 23, 1999, a fire occurred in the crude unit at Tosco Corporation. Avon oil refinery in Martinez, California. Workers were attempting to replace piping ...
Mar 28, 2001
Federal Investigation of Tosco Refinery Fire Finds Flawed Management Supervision

(Washington, DC - March 28, 2001) A fire at Tosco's Avon refinery in Martinez, California, could have been prevented by better management supervision of safety, according to the final report of the U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The report culminates an exhaustive two-year investigation of the 1999 petroleum fire that claimed the lives of four workers. The Avon refinery was acquired by UDS Corporation last year.
According to Board Member Irv Rosenthal, "Better management of job planning and execution could have prevented this tragedy. Our investigation uncovered two root causes of the accident. First, Avon refinery management did not have an effective process for assessing the dangers of maintenance operations and implementing needed safeguards. Second, neither the parent Tosco Corporation nor the facility management had investigated or corrected a pattern of serious unsafe practices at the Avon refinery."
The incident occurred on February 23, 1999, two years after an explosion at the refinery killed one and injured 46 others. Management deficiencies were also a significant factor in that incident, according to a federal report.
The 1999 incident occurred as workers attempted to remove and replace a leaky petroleum pipe which was attached to an operating oil distillation tower, known as a fractionator. Over a 13-day period prior to the accident, workers had repeatedly tried to isolate and drain the pipe, but leaking and corroded shut-off valves hampered their efforts. At the time of the incident, the pipe still contained a significant volume of pressurized naphtha, a highly flammable petroleum mixture similar to gasoline. While workers were in the process of replacing the pipe, the naphtha was released and burst into flame, killing the four workers. At the time of the fire, workers were p
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  • Last March, the 3D printing company Icon produced a 350-square-foot tiny home that cost $10,000 and took just 48 hours hours to build.
  • The company was confident that it could print a larger structure in just 24 hours for even less — around $4,000 — since the printer wasn't running at full speed. 
  • A year after its prototype was released, Icon is now selling an upgraded version of its 3D printer.

Printable homes represent the latest wave in construction, but they're not always cheap or easy to build.

In March, New Story, a housing nonprofit based in San Francisco, and Icon, a construction-technology company that designs 3D printers, defied these stereotypes by producing a $10,000 tiny home in just 48 hours.

Icon called the structure "the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America."

Read more: A French family just became the first to permanently live in a 3D-printed home

At 350 square feet, the house was far cheaper than the average tiny home, which has a price tag hovering at around $25,000, but can often reach six figures. Before using 3D-printing technology, it took New Story eight months to build 100 homes, each costing about $6,000.

While the prototype was being developed, Icon's printer, known as the Vulcan, was running at only 25% speed. That gave the companies confidence that they could build a 600- to 800-square-foot home in just 24 hours for $4,000 or less.

When it comes to producing an average-sized home — around 2,000 square feet — the savings aren't quite as stark. A year after releasing its $10,000 prototype in Austin, Texas, Icon told the Wall Street Journal that printing a 2,000-square-foot home would cost around $20,000.  

More remarkable is the fact that the company's upgraded printer, the Vulcan II, is now available for purchase, and could soon be used to produce affordable homes in places like Austin and Latin America. 

Icon's first 3D model offers a glimpse of what the machine could produce in the future. Take a look. 

SEE ALSO: This 24-year-old uses a 3D printer to make prosthetic limbs for people in the world's poorest countries

The Vulcan II can produce a home seamlessly onsite, without having to piece together individual units.

The printer churns out layers of cement, which amass to form the walls of the home. Non-printed fixtures like doors and windows are installed later. 

The Vulcan II is capable of producing walls that are up to eight-and-a-half feet tall and up to 28 feet wide.



The printer is designed to be mobile and weighs about 3,800 pounds.

The Vulcan II is operated by a tablet, which means only a few workers are required to produce a 3D home. 



It's also made to withstand rural weather conditions, meaning it could operate during a power shortage or without access to potable water.

The home's cement mixture is also able to withstand extreme weather conditions.



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I've visited SF twice in the past year. I understand that French Laundry is a 'destination' - so you should visit, but as you'll be in wine country anyway, consider adding Single Thread. Admittedly its style is similar to French Laundry, but your biggest risk is that you'll have an even better meal there! Back in San Francisco, I'm sure you'll consider Atelier Crenn - although I feel it's slipped from its previous heights - more gimmicky now. And for something completely different, consider Californios - I visited on both trips and it was my favourite both times (OK Single Thread tied on my only visit). And given your interest - Californios has two Michelin stars for a 'Mexican' restaurant!
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Does your neighborhood Starbucks offer oat milk? Coffee giant serves it up in select storesStarbucks now serves oatmilk at a few of its locations in Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. The chain has offered it in Europe since 2018.



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I moved to Palm Coast because of the clean, quiet and peaceful environment. I am not interested in having Palm Coast turned into the streets of L.A. and San Francisco. Most of these so-called homeless people hanging out around the Flagler Library are young and clearly not physically impaired. They also seem able to afford cell phones and booze. No one objects to helping those who are truly incapable of taking care of themselves, but we do NOT have any obligation to provide ANYTHING to otherwise perfectly healthy young people. THEY have an obligation not to be a burden and an eyesore to the public who actually pay taxes.
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Denver, Colo., Mar 12, 2019 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same-sex marriage hopes his time in the spotlight is over after a Supreme Court victory last year and a resolution to a subsequent case.

“I hope this is the end of my legal battles, and that I can return to my quiet life as a cake artist,” said Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., a Denver suburb. “I love creating my cake art for all people. What I can’t do is create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in conflict with my religious beliefs.”

In a March 8 Denver Post opinion essay titled “Can I just be a cake artist again?”, Phillips said this “should be OK because a truly tolerant society tolerates different convictions. The First Amendment protects the peaceful exercise of my beliefs, and it protects my choice of what not to say and what not to celebrate. It protects you as well.”

Philips said he opened Masterpiece Cakeshop in 1993 and focused his talents on artistic cakes. He developed his talents through “countless art classes and years of practice.” He believes his cakeshop has become an “art gallery of cakes.”

In 2012, he said, he became the target of state officials who were “unabashedly hostile to my faith.”

That year, Phillips declined a same-sex couple’s request to make a wedding cake for their union on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, although he did offer to create a different cake. Colorado law did not recognize same-sex unions as marriages at the time.

The couple filed a lawsuit against Phillips and in 2013, a Colorado judge sided with the plaintiffs. He ordered Phillips to receive anti-discrimination training and to serve same-sex weddings or stop serving weddings altogether. He chose to stop serving weddings.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission then ruled that by declining to make the cake, the baker had violated the state’s anti-discrimination law categorizing sexual orientation as a protected class.

In the commission’s unanimous 2014 vote against the baker, then-Commissioner Diane Rice said: “Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust, whether it be—I mean, we ... can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use—…to use their religion to hurt others.”

In Phillips’ view, Rice “blasted my (and your) constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom as a ‘despicable piece of rhetoric’.”

“She and her colleagues forced me out of the wedding industry, costing me 40 percent of my business. In their eyes, it seemed, my religious beliefs were incompatible with participation in a tolerant society,” he said in the Denver Post. “In other words, my beliefs were intolerable.”

Rice’s words were later cited in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy commented that tolerance is “essential in a free society” and said Colorado officials had been “neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’s religious beliefs.”

In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips with a 7-2 decision in the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. It said the officials had shown “clear and impermissible hostility” towards Phillips’ religious beliefs and had acted inconsistently in other cases where bakers had refused to create cakes with messages to which they objected.

After that decision, Phillips thought he was “vindicated,” saying, “I hoped that I could return to being just a cake artist.”

But another case was pending.

In June 2017 lawyer Autumn Scardina ordered a cake to celebrate the anniversary of a “gender transition,” pink on the inside and blue on the outside, and Phillips declined on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

He was again put before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which issued a formal complaint against the cakeshop in October 2018 on the grounds he had discriminated on the basis of gender identity.

Phillips said he decided to “push back” because “no one should be driven out of business because of their religious beliefs.” Represented by attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group, he filed a legal challenge against the commissioners, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and other state officials.

“Those legal proceedings revealed an even deeper hostility toward my faith than previously known,” he said. One state commissioner had called him a “hater” on Twitter, while two others had publicly endorsed Rice’s “anti-religious” statements.

In January, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley Daniel had said the lawsuit could proceed, given there is evidence of unequal treatment of Phillips “sufficient to establish they are pursuing the discrimination charges against Phillips in bad faith” motivated by his religion. Phillips “adequately alleged his speech is being chilled by the credible threat of prosecution.”

The judge allowed departing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to be dropped from the suit because he was leaving leaving office. Gov. Jared Polis was not added to the suit.

State officials later agreed to drop the case.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said March 5 that both parties agreed “it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward with these cases.”

“The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them,” he said, adding “equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we will uphold as we enforce our state’s and nation’s civil rights laws.”

In his essay, Phillips said he hoped that the United States can “learn to tolerate and respect our differing beliefs” and that “governments stop harassing people whose faith they dislike.”

“If that happens, then maybe, just maybe, I can go back to being just a cake artist.”

The Supreme Court case came amid increased advocacy from influential LGBT groups and others against broad religious freedom protections.

The case was a focus of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a San Francisco-based private family foundation with half a billion dollars in assets, which gave at least $500,000 to LGBT-supportive groups on advocacy and public relations campaigns related to Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2017 and 2018. The fund is one of several large funders which have committed nearly $10 million in various anti-religious freedom grants, according to CNA reports.

The Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop was one of several recent cases involving the collision between legal recognition of same-sex marriage and the freedoms of speech and religion. Florists, photographers, and other wedding industry professionals have been involved in lawsuits about whether they can be required to create works of art for same-sex weddings to which they hold religious objections.  

The rise of same-sex marriage and strict anti-discrimination laws and regulations have helped to close Catholic adoption agencies and others that decline to place children with same-sex couples.


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ESPN reports free-agent P Bradley Pinion plans to leave the San Francisco 49ers to sign a four-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per source.
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  从巨大的35拱古罗马大渡槽到令人瞠目的20英里立交,世界上有很多不可思议的桥梁。近日,每日邮报Mail Online推荐了一款新书,书名很简单很暴力——《桥》Bridge,展示了一批从古代到未来主义的迷人图片,描绘了世界各地更不同寻常、更令人惊奇的桥梁,讲述了桥梁建造技术正在改变人类生存的时间和空间。David Ross的这本新书也揭示了如何建造桥梁,让我们看到桥梁正成为社会变革的催化剂。From a 35-arch ancient aqueduct to an eye-popping 20-mile road crossing: The world's most incredible bridges revealed.New book, simply called Bridges, charts some of the more unusual and stunning crossings from around world.Fascinating pictures show how technology for building bridges has vastly changed over the course of time.The book, by David Ross, also reveals how building bridges can be the catalyst for social change.

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  01瓦斯科·达伽马大桥是欧洲最长的桥梁,位于葡萄牙首都里斯本,跨越塔霍河。大桥全长12.3公里,斜拉主桥跨度420m。瓦斯科·达伽马大桥设计寿命120年,可承受每小时250公里风速,可抵御芮氏8.7级地震。The Ponte Vasco da Gama is Europe's longest bridge, crossing the Tagus estuary to bypass Lisbon. The cable-stayed main span is 420m (1,378ft) and the full length is 7.67 miles. It is built to withstand a major earthquake, and to have a life expectancy of 120 years.

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  02加尔桥位于法国南部加尔省,是古罗马帝国时期修建的高空引水渡槽,是一座三层的石头拱形桥,中、下层是支撑桥体和通行桥,最上层为封闭水渠,十分奇特而壮观。高49米,长269米,1985年联合国教科文组织将加尔桥作为文化遗产,列入《世界遗产名录》。Built over the Gard River in France between 40 and 60CE, the Pont du Gard is 902ft long and is the highest Roman aqueduct (164ft), once carrying around 200,000 cubic metres of water a day on an imperceptible gradient of 1/3000. Its two lower levels were built without mortar. In use as an aqueduct until the sixth century, it owed its survival to being used as a roadway.

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  03锦带桥位于日本山口县岩国市的锦川河上,是一座五孔石墩木拱桥,跨度27.5米,全长193.3米,宽5米,1673年建造完成,是日本三大名桥之一。采用传统的木工工艺,全桥只用包铁和插销固定、充分应用精巧的木工技术的桥梁结构。The five arches of the Kintai Bridge in Japan that seemingly float up from their solid stone piers present a superb example of all-wood construction, using Japanese zelkova, pine, cypress, chestnut and oak. In this form, the bridge dates back to 1673, though rebuilding was required in 1950 when the arches were washed away. Kintai means 'gold brocade sash'.

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  04波尔多雅克·沙邦-戴尔马大桥,欧洲最长的垂直升降桥,位于法国南部港口城市波尔多,是跨越加龙河的一座垂直升降式公路及轨道交通两用吊桥,2013年3月17日正式通车。该桥全长575米,其中主桥长433米,宽45米,桥塔高87米,桥的可活动部分长110米,它采用滑轮系统提升,最大提升高度77米。Europe's longest vertical-lift bridge, the Pont Jacque Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux, opened in 2013. It allows large ships to pass on the Garonne River. Its 2,600-tonne central lifting span is counter-balanced by 600-tonne weights in the four towers. The span is steel, the towers are concrete and the lighting systems emphasise its vertical lines.

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  05斯莱特桥,建于十八世纪底,位于英国坎布里亚郡,横跨布拉塞河,是拱形和板式的组合,是一条驮马的路线,从山上的采石场运送石板。拱顶石高达1.3米而宽度只有1.2米,意味着需要非常小心的通过。Built in the late 18th century across the River Brathay, Slaters' Bridge in Cumbria is a combination of arch and slab and was on a pack-horse route to carry slates from quarries in the hills. The voussoirs (arch stones) are up to 4.3ft long. The width of only 4.2ft meant it required very careful passage.

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  06米拉格罗斯渡槽,位于西班牙的阿尔巴雷加斯河上,将水运往罗马城的埃默里塔奥古斯塔(今梅里达),公元1世纪建造、公元3世纪修整。水槽为双拱门形式,有38个拱形柱子,高约25米,长约830米,用花岗岩石块与红砖筑成,桥墩之间的最大跨径44米。Carrying water to the Roman city of Emerita Augusta over the Albarregas River in Spain, the Aqueduct de los Milagros was built soon after 100CE, when Roman engineering reached a high point during the reign of Trajan. Nowadays, it is favoured by storks for nest-building. Its maximum height is 98.5ft and the longest span between piers is 14.8ft

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  07柚木大桥,位于缅甸曼德勒市区南方约11公里处,建于1849-1851年间,全长1.2公里、1086根柱子支撑,整座桥用一座被拆除的宫殿里用木材建造,古色古香,乡风浓郁。一些原物被混凝土取代了,有四个木制亭子,九个可移动的跨度,允许船只通过。Between 1849 and 1851 the teakwood U Bein Bridge in Myanmar was built across the Taung Tha Man Lake, using timbers from a dismantled palace. In total 1,086 pillars support it but some of the originals have been replaced by concrete. It is 3,967ft long, with four wooden pavilions, and nine movable spans to allow boats to pass.

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  08滕布里克神父水道桥,建于1555和1572年间,位于墨西哥中部高原,由68个拱门跨越Tepeyahualco峡谷和帕帕罗特河,是一套完整的水利灌溉系统,包括山泉、水池、运河和连续拱的水道桥,总长四十五公里,最高处达四十余米,土砖砌筑的水道桥基本完整无损地保留至今。水道桥是当地社区在腾布里克神父倡议下合力修起来的,体现了罗马的水利建设传统,而应用土砖则是中美洲的建筑技术,现列入世界遗产。Part of a vast hydraulic irrigation system, the initiative of Franciscan friars, the striking Padre Tembleque Aqueduct in Mexico was built between 1555 and 1572. Its 68 arches cross the Tepeyahualco Ravine and Papalote River, with a maximum height of 111ft. The brickwork construction combined European technology and Mesoamerican building techniques.

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  09玉带桥,位于北京颐和园昆明湖长堤上,建于清乾隆年间。该桥单孔净跨11.38米,矢高约7.5米,全部用玉石琢成,桥面是双反向曲线,组成波形线桥型,配有精制白石栏板,显得格外富丽堂皇。Spanning the outlet from Kunming Lake to the Yu River in the Summer Palace Complex, the Jade Belt Bridge's high arch was designed to allow passage to the imperial barge in Beijing. But it is also known as 'Moon Bridge': the arch and its reflection in the water making a full circle. Built between 1715 and 1764, its name comes from the decorated archivolts, said to resemble jade ornaments.

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  10保加利亚魔鬼桥,奥斯曼桥梁建筑的代表,建于1515-1518年间,直接设置在基岩上,桥长56米,拥有3个拱,在拱之间还有半圆形的测水位的小洞。桥宽3.5米,距离水面11.50米,最大跨度13米,此外,还有石制的栏杆,高12厘米,以保护过往的行人,于1984年被意为保加利亚文化遗迹。魔鬼桥背靠巍峨的高山,又有潺潺溪流的映衬,共同组成了一幅优美的画卷。The Dyavolski Most (Devil's Bridge) bridge in Ardino, Bulgaria, is one of numerous bridges that demonstrate the skill of Ottoman builders. Built between 1515 and 1518, set directly on bedrock, it carries the old Roman Via Egnacia, an ancient road that ran from the Aegean coast to northern Thrace, over the River Arda. Its main span is 185ft and the apex is 37.7ft above the stream. Its name comes from a legendary pact between its builder, Dimitar, and the Devil.

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  11班贝格老市政厅桥,位于德国拜恩州班贝格市,上承式石拱桥,跨越雷格尼茨河支流,河中有一座小岛分隔,建于1455年。老市政厅坐落在河流和桥梁之上,像一艘停泊的船,糅合了哥特式、巴洛克和洛可可风格,洛可可式和半木结构式风格,始建于15世纪。1744-1756年间人们对它进行了翻修。Spanning an arm of the Regnitz River, the arches of Obere Brücke (Upper Bridge) in Bamberg, Germany, are separated by a small island. The bridge replaced an older structure in 1455. The building is the rococo and half-timbered style Altes Rathaus or old Town Hall, built between 1744 and 1756, with a through passage for pedestrians. The central arch, of three, was destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt in 1956.

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  12联邦大桥,是一条长达12.9公里、连接加拿大东部的爱德华王子岛与新不伦瑞克省之间的跨海公路大桥,1997年建成通车。后张预应力混凝土箱梁,现场施工,设计寿命100年。浮冰防护是施工中的一个重要问题。The Trans-Canada Highway was extended to Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada with the opening of this eight-mile bridge in 1997. Its spans are formed of post-tensioned concrete box girders, constructed on-site, and designed for a 100-year lifespan. Protection against surface and floating ice was a major issue in construction

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  13斯里加干河石桥,苏格兰天空之岛上的库林丘陵为斯里加干河上的这座桥创造了戏剧性的背景。它是由托马斯特尔福德在1815年前后建造的,作为一个道路改善计划的一部分,使用当地碎石建造,风格简单、坚固。The Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye in Scotland make a dramatic background to this bridge over the Sligachan River. It was built by Thomas Telford around 1815 as part of a road improvement scheme, of local rubblestone, in the simple, solid style of his smaller bridges.

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  14卡里奥卡渡槽,里约热内卢的阿科斯达拉帕也被称为卡里奥卡渡槽,1750建成,1723开始已经作为城市供水系统的一部分。拉帕街区连接圣特雷莎山和圣安东尼山的这段渡槽跨度为270米,由两层巨大的拱门组成 - 共42个 - 最大高度为17.6米。Also known as the Carioca Aqueduct the Arcos da Lapa in Rio de Janeiro was inaugurated in 1750, though begun in 1723 as part of a water supply system for the city. Its 42 two-storey arches, in austere military style, stretched for 886ft, at a height of 57.7ft. By the 1890s it was redundant, but found a new role as conduit for the Santa Teresa tramline.

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  15曼谷双子桥, 泰国曼谷双子斜拉桥位于高架桥上,由2座主 跨分别为398m和326m的钢混组合梁斜拉桥组成,两桥之间是一座位于湄南河上方的多层螺旋式立交桥,连接着朝南河上的南北路线,并与西路相连,达到164英尺的高度。Between the two cable-stayed Bhumibol Bridges to the south of Bangkok is a multi-level spiral interchange above the Chao Phraya River, linking the north-south route over the bridges with the western approach, and reaching a height of 164ft. Both built to the same design, the bridges have concrete towers in elongated diamond shape.

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  16查理大桥,布拉格游客最多的景点,建于1357-1402年间,遵照捷克国王查理四世之命而建,1870年之前称为“石桥”,在每一端都有一座坚固的塔楼。横跨伏尔塔瓦河,桥长520米,宽10米,有16座桥墩,跨度从16.62到23.28米间变化。它的30尊雕像现在是原作的复制品。Named after Emperor Charles IV in Prague, before 1870 it was simply known as 'the Stone Bridge'. Built over the Vltava River between 1357 and 1402 of Bohemian sandstone, it has a fortified tower at each end. Its 16 arches vary in span, from 16.62 to 23.28m (54.5 to 84ft). The 30 statues that line it are now replicas of the originals.

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  17东海大桥,起始于上海市浦东新区(原南汇区)芦潮港,北与沪芦高速公路相连,南跨杭州湾北部海域,直达浙江嵊泗县小洋山岛,全长32.5公里。S形桥梁主要是在双柱桥墩上形成节段混凝土跨度,斜拉桥主墩和三个辅助通航跨度。一个相关的风力发电场,有34个涡轮塔,高达46英尺高。The S2 Hulu Expressway takes to the sea for over 20.2 miles to link Shanghai with Yangshan Port. Opened in 2005, the S-shaped bridge is mostly of segmental concrete spans on double-column piers, with a cable-stayed main and three auxiliary navigational spans. An associated wind farm of 34 turbine towers, 446ft high, is projected.

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  18雷格森互通,加利福尼亚州洛杉矶州际公路105号和110号线在雷格森法官互通处相遇,四级的坡道和交叉口允许交通从任何方向进入和离开。计算机帮助规划混凝土结构,超过131英尺高,在1994开放。它结合了轻轨列车和专用公交专用道的通道。Interstate Routes 105 and 110 in Los Angeles, California, meet at the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange, where ramps and crossings on four levels allow traffic to enter and leave from any direction. Computers helped in planning the concrete construction, over 131ft high, which opened in 1994. It incorporates passage for light-rail trains and dedicated bus lanes.

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  19阿尔坎塔拉桥,罗马桥梁,卡塞里斯省,埃斯特雷马杜拉(西班牙)。位于古罗马跨塔古斯河的6孔半圆形石拱桥,桥跨径(m)分别为13.8、22.6、27.9、28.2、22.5、13.5。桥宽8m,桥高72m(高出水面62.5m),为古罗马桥中最高者。花岗石桥墩,有9.15m见方,用重约8吨的大型拱块砌筑,几乎不用砂浆,无装饰。该桥由拉塞(lacer)于公元98~105年建造,以纪念图拉真皇帝。拉塞死后葬于桥旁左岸。中央凯旋门题写:“我建造了一座将永远存在的桥”。Commissioned by Emperor Trajan in 98CE, the Puente Trajan in Spain was designed by Caius Julius Lacer, and built over the Tagus without mortar in 104–06CE. It has six arches, the total length is 596ft, width 28.2ft, and height 147.6ft. A triumphal arch above the central pier is inscribed: 'I have built a bridge which will last for ever'.

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  20金门大桥,测试新技术和设计理论,自1937以来,金门大桥的1280m跨度跨越旧金山湾(总长2737.4米),在67米以上的高水位。27年来,它是世界上最长的悬索桥,至今仍是现存的最优雅、最匀称的桥之一。Testing new technology and design theories, since 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge's 1,280m (4200ft) span has crossed San Francisco Bay (total length is 2,737.4m, 1.7 miles), at 67m (220ft) above high water level. For 27 years it was the world’s longest suspension bridge, and remains one of the most elegant and best-proportioned of the many now existing.

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  感谢David Ross的这本新书,150张图片,不仅显示了新技术如何使桥梁成为可能,而且讲述了桥梁如何成为社会变革的催化剂。感谢David Ross先生,选用了这张湖南省交通规划勘察设计院主持设计的岳阳洞庭湖大桥作为全书封底——作为当时国内最长内河公路桥、我国第一座三塔双索面斜拉大桥和亚洲首座不等高三塔双斜索面预应力混凝土漂浮体系斜拉桥,全长10174.2米,主桥梁长5747.8米。主桥桥型为不等高三塔、双索面空间索、全飘浮体系的预应力钢筋混凝土肋板梁式结构的斜拉桥,跨径为130+310+310+130米。该桥曾荣获国家科学技术进步二等奖、湖南省科学技术进步一等奖,并获第五届詹天佑大奖、国家优秀工程设计金奖,中国土木工程学会2004年第16届年会上入选首届《中国十佳桥梁》。


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[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
  2018年3月15日下午,位于迈阿密的佛罗里达国际大学校园附近一座在建天桥坍塌,8车被压、已致6死9伤。这座桥长仅53米、重约950吨、造价达1420万美元的人行天桥,出事5天前仅用6小时吊装到位,号称能抗五级飓风、百年不倒,是世界首座完全由自动清洁混凝土建造的桥,首次使用一种先进的计算机控制系统(自我推进模块化运输,Self-Propelled Modular Transportation)完成主桥运输安装......然而该桥“搭成”5天之后,桥塌了,变成一个名副其实的、标准的豆腐渣工程。据统计,1951年~1988年美国发生了114起桥梁倒塌事故;1989年~2000年倒塌桥梁达到503座;依据维基百科统计,2000年以后美国垮塌的正式桥梁数22座(不含本次),同期中国9座。关于中国桥梁垮塌事故,路人曾连续以《[原创] 15年目睹怪现状 150桥垮塌为什么》为题分(上46P)(下46P)(续50P)逐一进行了简介,下面路人和大家一起看看美国桥梁怎么样?

[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者

2018年3月15日,美国佛罗里达州迈阿密市一座过街人行天桥坍塌,致6死9伤。为此,美国CNN回顾了美国近50年来最致命的十大桥梁垮塌事件(The deadliest bridge collapses in the US in the last 50 years,By Alexandrea Penn, CNN)。(美国有线电视新闻网)多年来发生了许多致命的桥梁倒塌,一些是由于结构缺陷和其他碰撞或事故造成的。下面回顾一下近半个世纪以来最致命的10起事件。(CNN)There have been a number of deadly bridge collapses through the years, some due to structural deficiencies and others in collisions or accidents. Here's a look back at the 10 deadliest incidents in the last half century.

[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者

01、凯悦酒店人行廊桥坍塌事故Hyatt Regency Walkway

  • 死亡人数:114(200伤)
  • 地点:密苏里州堪萨斯城Kansas City, Missouri
  • 时间:1981年7月17日
  • 凯悦酒店第二和第四层的两条人行廊桥由于住客人数过多发生坍塌。坍塌的过道坠落到前厅的舞池当中。美国土木工程师学会The American Society of Civil Engineers称其为“美国历史上造成死亡人数最多的结构失误”/"one of the most devastating structural failures in U.S. history in terms of lives lost."。
  • 坍塌原因:当时桥上挤满了人群,部分人们正在跳舞。建筑学家认为一个原因是跳舞的人们有节奏的振动引发人行桥结构断裂,另一个原因就是桥面人员过多,负荷过重。
  • The walkways on the second and fourth floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed under the weight of guests. They then both crashed onto a crowded dance floor in the lobby. The American Society of Civil Engineers called it "one of the most devastating structural failures in U.S. history in terms of lives lost."

[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者

02、美铁海湾坠车事故Big Bayou Canot Bridge

  • 死亡人数:47(103伤)
  • 地点:阿拉巴马州莫比城外Outside Mobile, Alabama
  • 时间:1993年9月22日
  • 美铁列车的部分车身坠入海湾后着火。事故发生前,一艘驳船一头撞到了铁路桥上,几分钟后,美铁日落特快号Amtrak Sunset Limited列车便撞到已变形的轨道上,然后一头栽进了海湾当中。
  • Part of an Amtrak train fell off a trestle into the bayou and caught fire. It happened right after a barge hit a railroad bridge. Minutes later, the Amtrak Sunset Limited hit the bent tracks and plunged into the bayou.

[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者
[杂谈] 美国桥梁省心否 40桥垮塌为什么(26P) - 路人@行者 - 路人@行者

03、希尔福桥坍塌事故Silver Bridge

  • 死亡人数:46(9伤)
  • 地点:西弗吉尼亚州欢乐点与俄亥俄州加利波利斯之间Between Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio
  • 时间:1967年12月15日
  • 据目击者称,Silver Bridge的整个1,460英尺悬挂部分在不到20秒内折叠成“一副纸牌”,并坍塌在河中。调查人员后来称该桥由于一处发生断裂,引发了这次事故。
  • 坍塌原因:眼杆Eyebar疲劳断裂,历时39年的高负荷运作,使得该桥靠近俄亥俄州一面的一个链环不堪重负而断裂。链条与桥塔之间的不合理关系,也是导致灾难发生的原因之一。
  • According to eyewitnesses, the entire 1,460-foot suspended portion of the Silver Bridge folded "like a deck of cards" in less than 20 seconds and collapsed into the river. Investigators later blamed a fracture in the bridge for the accident.

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04、赛匹斯高架桥事故Cypress Street Viaduct

  • 死亡人数:42
  • 地点:加州奥克兰市Oakland, California
  • 时间:1989年10月17日
  • Cypress高速公路高架桥是一座双层高速公路结构,将880号州际公路连接到海湾大桥入口,Loma Prieta地震造成上层桥面倒塌到下层桥面上。
  • The Cypress Freeway Viaduct was a double-decker freeway structure that connected Interstate 880 to the Bay Bridge approach. The Loma Prieta Quake caused the upper deck to collapse on to the lower.

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05、阳光高架桥事故Sunshine Skyway Bridge

  • 死亡人数:35
  • 地点:佛罗里达州圣彼得堡城外Outside St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 时间:1980年5月9日
  • 雷雨时,一艘货船撞上桥梁,一辆公共汽车,六辆汽车和一辆皮卡车坠入海湾。
  • A freighter struck the bridge during a thunderstorm, sending a bus, six cars and a pickup truck into the bay.

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06、40号州际公路大桥事故I-40 Bridge

  • 死亡人数:14
  • 地点:俄克拉何马州韦伯斯福尔斯Webbers Falls, Oklahoma
  • 时间:2002年5月26日
  • 早上7:45,因一艘拖有驳船的拖船撞击桥身导致40州际公路大桥1/3的桥体坠落。由于司机看不到前方桥面塌落,随后陆续有十辆汽车坠入水中。
  • A third of the I-40 bridge fell after a towboat pushed a barge into a support.

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07、克莱因大街高架桥事故Cline Avenue

  • 死亡人数:14
  • 地点:印第安纳州东芝加哥East Chicago, Indiana
  • 时间:1982年4月15日
  • 据合众国际社(UPI)报道,克莱因大街高架桥延伸项目中的3处桥面坍塌。
  • Three spans of the elevated Cline Avenue bridge extension highway project gave way, according to UPI.New Cline Avenue Bridge set to open in 2019

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08、35号州际公路大桥事故I-35 W Bridge

  • 死亡人数:13(145伤)
  • 地点:明尼阿波利斯Minneapolis
  • 时间:2007年8月1日
  • 事故原因:桥梁养护不足。2007年8月1日下午6:01,明尼苏达州一座州际公路桥在晚高峰时段垮塌,大约300米的桥面连同数十辆汽车坠入密西西比河,致死13人,数十人受伤。美国国家运输安全委员会调查发现,这座钢结构拱桥的10多块支撑板型号不对,桥墩支撑板的厚度只达到标准厚度的1/2,但例行检查却没有发现这一问题,是美国自1983年以来最严重的非天灾或外力因素所造成的桥梁崩塌事件。新的大桥于2008年9月18日通车,在离新桥不远的地方,建立了倒塌事故的纪念公园,纪念这场事故,作为历史教训,永远载入史册。纪念碑上这样写着:“我们的生命不仅被所发生的定义,也被我们面对所发生的行为所定义,不仅被生命带给我们的所定义,也被我们带给生命的所定义。悲剧事件内无私的行为和悲悯创造长远的社区。”
  • Support plates that were about half as thick as they should have been were the likely cause of the I-35 W bridge collapse over the Mississippi River, investigators said.

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09、斯科哈里河大桥事故Schoharie Creek Bridge

  • 死亡人数:10
  • 地点:纽约州亨特堡Fort Hunter, New York
  • 时间:1987年4月5日
  • 事故原因来自于桥体的建筑失误。据报道,桥桩只是被固定在了河床上,而并未被打进河床之下。
  • Faulty construction was to blame for the collapse of the bridge. According to the Times-Union, the bridge's pilings were built on the riverbed instead of driven into the bedrock beneath the surface.

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10、西德尼拉尼尔斜拉桥事故Sidney Lanier Bridge

  • 死亡人数:10
  • 地点:佐治亚州不伦瑞克Brunswick, Georgia
  • 时间:1972年11月7日
  • 因一艘货船撞向西德尼拉尼尔斜拉桥,导致行驶在桥上的车辆掉入不伦瑞克河当中。
  • A freighter collided with a drawbridge, sending cars into the Brunswick River.

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更多美国桥梁垮塌案例

  • 11、2016年7月07日,一辆大型卡车撞上美国得克萨斯州休斯敦以西的锡利市附近高速公路上的一座立交桥,造成桥梁部分坍塌并砸中一辆小汽车,致1死1伤。
  • 12、2015年1月19日晚上10:30,I-75的Hopple街附近处(与I-74及27公路交汇口南侧)一处正准备进行拆除的立交桥Hopple Street Overpass over southbound I-75发生突然垮塌,致1死1伤。
  • 13、2014年5月15日,西雅图-塔科马国际机场的登机桥突然塌陷,数十名乘客正要通过时,其突然下降了数米,当时桥上有数十名乘客,幸无人受伤。
  • 14、2014年5月6日,美国加利福尼亚州一座在建的公路大桥起火。这座耗资3200万美元的大桥已经建设一年半之久,但是在起火仅几分钟后,整座大桥便轰然倒塌。该事故的起因是一名建筑工的电焊枪火焰被大风吹歪,点燃了身边支撑这座新建高架桥的木制脚手架。
  • 15、2013年5月23日下午7点,美国华盛顿州一座美国西雅图和加拿大温哥华的主要州际公路桥坍塌,多辆汽车和人员掉入水中,致13死145伤。卡吉特河大桥横跨于美国华盛顿州的芒特弗农与柏林顿之间,位于西雅图北部的约96公里处,建造于1955年,每天要通过71000辆左右的机动车,并没有结构性缺陷。但由于其建造年代久远,属于“功能过时”的桥梁。参见博文《[原创] 美桥坍塌引深思 桥梁老化应警醒(15P)
  • 16、2013年5月25日凌晨2时30分,密苏里州东南部小镇查菲两列分属于美国联合太平洋铁路公司和伯灵顿北方铁路公司的货运火车,在一个交叉路口发生严重碰撞,一列火车从侧面撞上另一列,导致后者12节车厢出轨,出轨后的车厢又重重撞向一座高架公路桥的支撑桥墩,致使高架桥路面坍塌。高架公路桥上仅有2辆汽车在通行,车上5名乘客手臂和脚踝不同程度骨折,其中一列火车上的列车长和机车工程师也受伤。
  • 17、2012年11月30日早上7时,美国新泽西一处铁路桥发生坍塌事故,造成一列正在其上运行的货运火车出轨,并导致车上装载的剧毒物质泄漏,泄露的剧毒物质造成70多人因“身体不适”被送往医院。
  • 18、2012年1月27日,美国肯塔基州奥罗拉附近一艘大型货船在穿过一座进百年的大桥时发生碰撞,由于桥梁钢架年久老化,导致被撞桥身整段断塌。据悉,该大桥建于上世纪30年代,日均车流量达到2800多辆。
  • 19、1983年6月28日,美国康涅狄格州格林威治镇米勒斯大桥Mianus River Bridge垮塌,坍塌原因为桥体一个铁栓发生松动造成,死亡人数3人。
  • 20、1940年11月7日上午11时,塔科马海峡大桥Tacoma Narrows Bridge在远低于设计风速的19m/s风速下发生强烈的风致振动,桥面经历了70min振幅不断增大的反对称扭转振动,最终导致桥面折断坠落到峡谷中。参见博文《[原创] 诡异的卡门涡街与离奇的塔科马吊桥灾难(1/2))》和《[原创] 诡异的卡门涡街与离奇的塔科马吊桥灾难(2/2))

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2013年5月23日斯卡吉特河Skagit River大桥垮塌,参见博文《[原创] 美桥坍塌引深思 桥梁老化应警醒(15P)
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  • 21、Tennessee Hatchie River Bridge;Between Covington, Tennessee and Henning, Tennessee;April 1, 1989;8 killed。
  • 22、San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge;Oakland, Calif.;Oct. 17, 1989;1 killed。
  • 23、Swinging Bridge;Heber Springs, Ark.;Oct. 28, 1989;5 killed。
  • 24、Claiborne Avenue Bridge;New Orleans, La.;May 28, 1993;1 killed, 2 injured。
  • 25、I-5 Bridge;Coalinga, Calif.;March 10, 1995;7 killed。
  • 26、Queen Isabella Causeway;Port Isabel, Texas and South Padre Island, Texas;Sept. 15, 2001;8 killed。
  • 27、C-470 overpass over I-70;Golden, Colo.;May 15, 2004;3 killed。
  • 28、Major freeway bridge collapses in Minneapolis during rush hour;The I-35 W bridge collapsed Aug. 6, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minn. The job of removing debris and destroyed cars, the cost was estimated to be $15 million. Five were confirmed dead.。

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These are difficult times for organizations trying to protect themselves and their customers from cybercriminals. Global cybercrime costs will hit $6 trillion a year by 2021 — up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to the “2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report” by Cybersecurity Ventures. Verizon’s “2018 Data Breach Investigations Report” says that 30 percent of phishing emails in the U.S. are opened by recipients. And 780,000 records were lost in 2017 as a result of cybercrime, according to the McAfee “Economic Impact of Cybercrime” report, released in February 2018.

With the multiplying number of tools available to hackers on the dark web, it’s little wonder that more of their attacks are succeeding, said Angel Grant, director of identity, fraud and risk intelligence with IT security technology firm RSA. But Grant, speaking at the RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco on March 8, said the dark web is “not the thing people should be concerned about,” at least not compared with what she called the “gray web,” where cybercriminals are “acting in plain sight.”

While cybercriminals are often imagined as tech geniuses working feverishly in dark rooms on sophisticated hacks, the truth is that many use simple scams and social engineering to gain entry to corporate networks and personal information. Take reverse phishing, for example. This is where cybercriminals search for companies that haven’t tagged their company phone number yet on Google. When consumers Google the company’s name, they then see the phone number the cybercriminal supplied and call it. Then the fraudster can ask personal questions that allow them to steal personal information.

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Cybercriminals' Favorite Industries to Target

“We’re seeing the value of credentials for sale vary based on industry or on the type of stolen information — a card with a signature is worth more than a card without,” said Grant.

Grant cited some of the top industries cybercriminals are targeting:

Retail: “Cybercriminals target e-commerce more these days because the new chip cards put down a barrier and make it harder to steal in traditional retail,” said Grant.

Entertainment and social media: Video streaming companies, social media and gaming platforms, and even dating sites are popular targets for hackers because people volunteer an extraordinary amount of personal information about themselves on such platforms, Grant explained.

Finance: It’s obvious why hackers target the financial industry, Grant said: “It’s where the money is.”

Travel/Leisure: Loyalty programs for airlines and hotels are most often tied to credit cards and passport information that cybercriminals can exploit.

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What is ‘Credential Stuffing’ and How Do Hackers Use It?

One favorite tactic of hackers is “credential stuffing,” in which criminals use user names and passwords they obtained from previous breaches to run automated programs to log in with those same credentials on other sites. It’s effective because people typically use the same login information from site to site. “We see a 5 percent success rate on credential-stuffing tools,” said Grant.

One of RSA’s customers, for example, started to see a spike in traffic on its login page. The site had been logged into by the same IP address more than 200,000 times, and a criminal was able to access 18,000 valid credentials using this tactic.

“When you hear in the news about another organization getting hacked, your company is not off scot-free,” warned Grant. “Chances are, those credentials are being sold on Facebook and could be used to target your organization.”

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What Companies Can Do to Foil Hackers

“We need to take a moment to think of what we can do to better protect ourselves from these types of attacks,” said Grant. “We need to think about the fact that as we are embracing digital transformation, and it has provided a lot of opportunities, it has also brought a lot more risk.”

Grant recommended some steps to better secure your organization. First, monitor social media to see if your company is being targeted. Next, investigate potential points of vulnerabilities within your organization and determine who is watching those and communicating any issues. Also, create a plan to mitigate an account takeover and roll out identity analytics.

“Finally, unite your security village and collaborate not only within your company, but also with third-party vendors you engage with,” advised Grant. Make sure to roll out threat detection and fraud prevention tools and have a governance, risk and compliance strategy.


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As the rain fell outside on the Moscone Center this past week in downtown San Francisco, the 2019 RSA Conference inside was full of cybersolutions.

The RSA Conference is the largest, and probably most significant, single ongoing global cybersecurity event on the planet. It brings together people, companies and ideas from all over the world — and serves as a smorgasbord of security ideas new and old.

And yes, the expectations for such an event are very high. These are some of the top questions I use to analyze and evaluate the RSA Conference (RSAC) every year:

Where’s the WOW? Did I learn anything new (or different that changed my mind) on an important security topic? Who are the new and persevering cyberindustry thought leaders that I need to continue follow? How will emerging technology features and security tools change the world (for better or worse)? What will we (still) be talking about (from this show) five or 10 years from now?

As I have said in past years, it is amazing, overwhelming, intimidating and exhausting for attendees. With formal and informal sessions, a huge show floor full of company products and demonstrations, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, vendor parties, and numerous side events (and full competing conferences) happening at the same time, it is physically impossible to do it all.

RSAC Details for 2019

This year’s RSA Conference website is full of materials that you can use, even if you didn’t attend the event. The information is organized in easy-to-use categories such as speakers, tracks and spotlights. The reported attendance was more than 42,500, although it seemed larger than last year due to the expanded show floor.

You can also watch numerous RSA Conference video presentations here.  

The mainline media coverage of the conference appeared to be down as compared to other years that offered front-page articles from many major newspapers. However, much of that coverage in 2018 was related to a lack of women keynotes and presenters, which did not happen this year. In fact, it appeared that RSAC organizers went out of their way to have numerous all-women sessions and dozens of top women presenters in every track and in most panel sessions.

Business Wire offered these main RSA Conference talking points describing the 2019 event details:

"An expanded keynote program with 31 keynote presentations on two stages. West Stage keynotes featured sponsor keynotes, panels and esteemed guest speakers, and South Stage keynotes utilized the newly opened Moscone Center South to bring highly coveted sessions from industry experts to a broader audience. 740 speakers across 621 sessions and more than 700 companies on the expo floors. Key session and seminar presentations included: Building Security In — DevSecOps; Noopur Davis, SVP, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast Building Identity for an Open Perimeter; Tejas Dharamshi, Senior Security Software Engineer, Netflix, Inc. Cybersecurity Tips, Tools and Techniques for Your Professional Toolbag; Ronald Woerner, IT Risk and Compliance Consultant, DirectDefense How to Eliminate a Major Vulnerability in the Cybersecurity Workforce; Laura Bate, Policy Analyst, New America; Danielle Santos, Program Manager, NIST The Fine Art of Creating a Transformational Cybersecurity Strategy; Jinan Budge, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research; Andrew Rose, Chief Security Officer, Vocalink, a Mastercard Company Threat Hunting Using 16th-Century Math and Sesame Street; Vernon Habersetzer Sr., Enterprise Technical Expert, Walmart Axonius was named “RSA Conference 2019’s Most Innovative Startup” by the Innovation Sandbox’s judges’ panel comprised of technology, venture and security industry thought leaders. The Award for Excellence in the field of Mathematics was given to Tal Rabin, manager of cryptographic research, Thomas J. Watson Research Center. …”

Threat Post offered this good recap of the 2019 RSA Conference.  

CRN.com provided these 30 hot new cybersecurity products announced at RSA.

And Bank Info Security offered their interviews and highlights from RSAC.

Dan Lohrmann’s Top Presentations from RSAC 2019

From my perspective, here are a few of the presentations that grabbed my attention. This list is a diverse mix of different formats, styles and ideas. (Side Note: My criteria for a WOW is an unexpected talk that has unique, new materials. Or, a presenter who has a track record of success over many years who continues to deliver new insights and perspectives that are intriguing, helpful and useful.)

1. Tales of a Teenage Security Supergirl — This presentation by Kyla Guru was simply amazing for a 16-year-old girl still in high school. Definitely a WOW to remember. It is empowering for Gen Z, and a brief talk you should show to your teenage relatives and friends for a ton of reasons — if for nothing else to inspire them in public communications. The nonprofit BitsnBytes cybersecurity platform has a very bright future, as does this young lady.

2. A View from the Front Lines of Cybersecurity by FireEye — This session includes Sandra Joyce, Vice President and Head of Global Intelligence Operations, FireEye and Kevin Mandia, Chief Executive Officer, FireEye. I am almost always impressed with Kevin Mandia, and he brought some good and bad news — with detailed industry trends to watch.

He discussed a few nation-states cyberattacks and trends:

North Korea financially motivated group that also uses destructive malware for distraction. Iranian threat actors — going after individuals. China — military actions in cyber. Russia targeted safety systems at an ICS plant — shut down a plant.

What’s next? Brazen actions, and people will get hurt — secondary and tertiary effects are out of control.

Also, more compartmentalizing is happening with Balkanization and new rules. Kevin warned that those who fail to abide by them with have a very different Internet experience.

 

3. The Five Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and How to Counter Them — with Alan Paller from SANS and Heather Mahalik, the Director of Forensics Engineering at ManTech. Great session, and always good to hear from Alan and Heather as well as the others on this panel.  

 

  

4. RSA Sandbox — Here was one of several excellent sessions from this Sandbox series of panels and presentations.

  5. In the Wake of an Attack: Thoughts from a Seasoned CISO with Dr. Hugh Thompson, Program Committee Chair, RSA Conference, and Bob Lord, Chief Security Officer, DNC.

Hugh also did very nice job in the closing interview with Tina Fey, which is described here in an article by Dark Reading.

 

6. And last, but certainly not least, I really like the RSAC Launch Pad, which highlights companies such as NulD in the popular Shark Tank format.

Watch Ethan Landow, Head of Strategy and Operations and the NulD Judges, including Theresia Gouw, Founding Partner, Aspect Ventures.

Closing Thoughts on RSA 2019

One big early buzz at this year’s RSA Conference was the announcement about Adi Shamir’s visa snub from the U.S. government.

“Adi Shamir, the S in the renowned RSA encryption system, didn't take his usual place on the Cryptographers' Panel at this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco — because he couldn't get a visa from the U.S. government. And he's not alone.

Shamir — the 2002 Turing Award co-winner and a member of the U.S., French, and Israeli Academy of Sciences and Britain's Royal Society — lives in Israel, and applied for a U.S. visa two months ago to attend the information security conference, the largest of its type in the world, which is being held this week in California. Shamir, along with Ron Rivest and Leonard Adleman, invented the widely used RSA cryptosystem, and cofounded RSA Security, which has been running the RSA Conference since 1991. …”

On a personal level, I always enjoy the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) luncheon on Thursday for networking and important updates from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It was wonderful news to hear that Kelvin Coleman is the new NCSA executive director, and he is the perfect person for that role in my opinion. The update on DHS' new cyberagency was also excellent from Jeanette Manfra who is the assistant director of cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).     

The RSA Conference will remain in San Francisco for (at least) one more year, so we'll plan to be back for another cyberextravaganza in 2020.   


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After five seasons with the Denver Broncos, Bradley Roby is set to continue his NFL career with a new team.

NFL Network's James Palmer reported Tuesday that Roby, who played at Ohio State from 2010-13, has agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with the Houston Texans.

While the NFL's free agency negotiation period began Monday, Roby's deal with the Texans cannot become official until Wednesday, when the new league year begins.

In five seasons with the Broncos, Roby appeared in 79 games with 29 starts, recording 236 total tackles, 60 pass deflections, seven interceptions, seven forced fumbles, three sacks and two defensive touchdowns. He started a career-high 15 games for the Broncos, serving as their No. 2 cornerback.

The Broncos opted to part ways with Roby in free agency this year, however, agreeing to a three-year, $33 million contract with Kareem Jackson – who played for the Texans last year – to replace him at cornerback.

Now, Roby is likely in line to be the Texans' No. 2 cornerback in 2019 opposite Johnathan Joseph.

Other teams that showed interest in Roby included the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, according to Palmer, but ultimately, he chose to join the Texans. Roby told Mike Klis of 9News in Denver that he turned down a three-year offer from the Steelers as well as a one-year offer from the 49ers, choosing to take a one-year deal from the Texans with the goal of earning a bigger contract next offseason.

Roby is the first former Ohio State player who has been reported to agree to a contract with a new NFL team since the free agency negotiation period began Monday. Carlos Hyde signed with the Chiefs over the weekend, but that came after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars; Johnathan Hankins re-signed with the Raiders on Sunday, while the Steelers announced Tuesday that Ryan Shazier will remain under contract for the 2019 season, even though he will be unable to play as he continues to recover from a spinal injury.


          Ohio State Mock Draft Roundup: Nick Bosa Projected to 49ers, Dwayne Haskins Projected to Giants and Parris Campbell's Stock Rising After NFL Scouting Combine      Cache   Translate Page      
With the NFL Scouting Combine in the rear-view mirror, there’s a clear consensus on where each of Ohio State’s top two prospects will end up in the 2019 NFL draft.

Take a look at NFL mock drafts around the web, and the same two landing spots are projected for the Buckeyes’ two likely top-10 picks far more often than not: Nick Bosa to the San Francisco 49ers, and Dwayne Haskins to the New York Giants.

Beyond them, the other Buckeye who now looks to be the most likely to join Bosa and Haskins in the first round is Parris Campbell, who is increasingly garnering first-round mock draft projections after a spectacular performance at the combine in which he tied for the fastest 40-yard dash among all wide receivers (4.31 seconds) and was also among the event’s top performers in the broad jump (11 feet, 3 inches), vertical jump (40 inches) and 20-yard shuttle (4.03 seconds), putting his elite athleticism on display.

Dre’Mont Jones also has a chance to be a first-round pick, though he’s mostly projected to be selected in the second half of the second round as of now.

With NFL free agency officially starting Wednesday, and many players already agreeing to deals with new teams, the moves that are made over the next couple weeks will have an impact on each team’s needs for the 2019 NFL draft, and could influence where players ultimately end up in April.

The combine, though, is the only time before the draft that all the top prospects will be together in one setting – and an opportunity for some of the media’s top NFL draft insiders to gather intel that shape their draft projections – which makes it a good time to check in on where each of Ohio State’s top prospects are projected to be selected as of now.

For this edition of the NFL Mock Draft Roundup, we took a look at the following 16 mock drafts, all of which have been published since the NFL Scouting Combine and whose projections are detailed below:

Nick Bosa, DE

Crabbs: Round 1, No. 1 overall, Arizona Cardinals
Ledbetter: Round 1, No. 1 overall, Arizona Cardinals
The Athletic: Round 1, No. 1 overall, Arizona Cardinals
McShay: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Miller: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Jeremiah: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Reuter: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Easterling: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Kadar: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Lombardo: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Brugler: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Marino: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Norris: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Trapasso: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Wilson: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Draft Tek: Round 1, No. 2 overall, San Francisco 49ers

While Bosa was once considered the frontrunner to be the Arizona Cardinals’ selection with the No. 1 overall pick, many NFL insiders now believe that the Cardinals plan to draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the top pick in the draft, as all but four of the 16 mock drafts we surveyed project.

Unlike our first NFL Mock Draft Roundup in February, when six out of 12 mock drafts projected Bosa to be the top pick, he’s only projected to be the top pick in three out of 16 mock drafts now, with Easterling projecting that the Cardinals will select Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams with the top choice.

What every one of these draft prognosticators agrees on, though, is that Bosa will be a top-two draft selection. The 49ers could certainly use a difference-making defensive end like Bosa, so if the Cardinals choose to draft Murray or someone else instead, San Francisco will likely pounce on the opportunity to draft the former Buckeye, who most analysts consider to be the draft’s best overall player.

Dwayne Haskins, QB

Reuter: Round 1, No. 3 overall, New York Giants
Easterling: Round 1, No. 3 overall, New York Giants
Lombardo: Round 1, No. 3 overall, New York Giants
McShay: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Miller: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Jeremiah: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Kadar: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Brugler: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Ledbetter: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Wilson: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
The Athletic: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Draft Tek: Round 1, No. 6 overall, New York Giants
Norris: Round 1, No. 7 overall, Jacksonville Jaguars
Trapasso: Round 1, No. 10 overall, Denver Broncos
Marino: Round 1, No. 11 overall, Cincinnati Bengals
Crabbs: Round 1, No. 15 overall, Washington Redskins

The New York Giants were already the consensus projected landing spot for Haskins in our February mock draft roundup, and that consensus has only gotten stronger since the combine. It’s time that the Giants should be looking to draft Eli Manning’s successor to be their next starting quarterback, and Haskins – a New Jersey native and the draft’s best pocket passer – is seemingly a perfect fit.

With Murray now widely projected to be the No. 1 overall pick, the Giants might need to trade up in order to secure their chance to draft Haskins – the only other quarterback widely projected to be a top pick – which is why Easterling, Lombardo and Reuter all have the Giants trading with the team they share a stadium with, the New York Jets, to move up to the No. 3 overall pick.

Because none of the teams currently picking in the top five are expected to draft Haskins, however, there’s still a good chance that the Giants will have the opportunity to select Haskins at the sixth pick unless another team trades up in front of them to select him.

Only four of the 16 mock drafts that we surveyed have the Giants passing up on Haskins, but if they do, the Jaguars, Broncos, Bengals and Redskins are all teams that could also be in the market for their quarterback of the future (though the Jaguars seem unlikely now after they reportedly agreed to a four-year, $88 million deal with Nick Foles on Monday).

Parris Campbell, WR

Jeremiah: Round 1, No. 22 overall, Baltimore Ravens
McShay: Round 1, No. 27 overall, Oakland Raiders
Brugler: Round 1, No. 30 overall, Green Bay Packers
Wilson: Round 2, No. 36 overall, San Francisco 49ers
Lombardo: Round 2, No. 38 overall, Jacksonville Jaguars
Draft Tek: Round 2, No. 40 overall, Buffalo Bills
Trapasso: Round 2, No. 46 overall, Washington Redskins
Easterling: Round 3, No. 70 overall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

While Bosa and Haskins were already widely projected to be top-six picks before the combine, and simply solidified their standing as top prospects in Indianapolis, Campbell is the Buckeye who appears to be making a real move up draft boards after an excellent combine performance.

Campbell was not projected as a first-round pick in any of the 12 mock drafts we surveyed in February, but is now projected as a first-round pick by three of the industry’s most connected NFL draft insiders – Daniel Jeremiah, Todd McShay and Dane Brugler – and was projected to be selected no later than the middle of the second round in all but two of the mock drafts we surveyed that include two rounds or more.

There’s no consensus landing spot for Campbell – and McShay’s projected landing spot, the Raiders, is probably less likely now that they made a big move to trade for one of the NFL’s best wide receivers, Antonio Brown – but it now appears very much within the realm of possibility that Campbell could be a late first-round pick, and it will be a surprise if he isn’t selected in the first two rounds.

Dre’Mont Jones, DT

Norris: Round 1, No. 28 overall, Los Angeles Chargers
Easterling: Round 2, No. 50 overall, Minnesota Vikings
Lombardo: Round 2, No. 50 overall, Minnesota Vikings
Draft Tek: Round 2, No. 50 overall, Minnesota Vikings
Trapasso: Round 2, No. 56 overall, New England Patriots

It’s unusual to see a consensus landing spot for a player who is widely projected to be drafted in the middle of the second round, but the popular projection for Jones in mock drafts so far has been the Minnesota Vikings’ 50th overall pick, where he lands in three of the five mock drafts that included the Ohio State defensive tackle this time around.

Even though the Vikings already drafted one defensive tackle from Ohio State last year, when they selected Jalyn Holmes in the fourth round and moved him inside, they are likely to be in the market for another defensive tackle – particularly, one like Jones who is a disruptive interior penetrator – after reportedly losing Sheldon Richardson to the Cleveland Browns in free agency.

It’s still possible that Jones could sneak into the late first round of the draft, but with unspectacular testing results at the combine and a draft class of defensive linemen that’s loaded with top prospects, it appears more likely that he will end up somewhere in Round 2.

Michael Jordan, OL

Draft Tek: Round 3, No. 77 overall, Carolina Panthers

Terry McLaurin, WR

Draft Tek: Round 4, No. 108 overall, New York Giants
Easterling: Round 4, No. 115 overall, Carolina Panthers

Isaiah Prince, OT

Draft Tek: Round 4, No. 117 overall, Atlanta Falcons

Mike Weber, RB

Draft Tek: Round 4, No. 129 overall, Dallas Cowboys

There haven’t been many seven-round mock drafts published since the NFL Scouting Combine, so we don’t have a good range of projections to look at for the Buckeyes who aren’t projected to be selected in the first two rounds. Draft Tek’s most recent computer simulation, however, projects that eight Buckeyes will be selected in the 2019 NFL draft – all within the first four rounds.

Once you get past the second round, it’s exceedingly difficult to project where a player ultimately will ultimately land, but Jordan, McLaurin, Prince and Weber all appear as though they should at least be drafted within the middle rounds.

Two other Buckeyes who should have a shot to be drafted, though they weren’t included in Draft Tek’s seven-round projection, are cornerback Kendall Sheffield and wide receiver Johnnie Dixon. Sheffield has been projected to be selected as early as the third round in earlier mock drafts, but he missed out on his chance to solidify himself as a middle-round pick when he suffered a partial pectoral tear during the bench press at the combine, which prevented him from participating in an on-field workout and could prevent him from participating in Ohio State’s March 20 pro day, as well.


          Skull Session: The Beginning of Urban Meyer's Lengthy TV Career, Ranking Ohio State's Draftable Receivers, and E.J. Liddell Gets Player of the Year Nod      Cache   Translate Page      

The basketball team re-added a large human to its roster, and the football team added a commitment from an even larger human.

Monday, you weren't too bad.

ICYMI

Word of the Day: Daedal.

 THE NEXT LEE CORSO? Urban Meyer is officially hopping back into television, but this team it doesn't sound very temporary. It sounds like he's about to be the face of a network, at least according to Fox Sports president Mark Silverman.

From Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com:

“Obviously, with Urban, before we went down this road, he was extremely interested in the next phase of his career,” Silverman told me Monday by phone from Los Angeles. “He was extremely interested in working at Fox specifically. And we believe this is going to be a long-term next phase of Urban’s career. I think judging from his track record, he’s going to excel and we’re thrilled to have him excel on Fox.

”This is not a short-term project."

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“Urban has star appeal that as a broadcaster you’re always looking for," Silverman said. "For someone at this stage of their career, where it’s just first ending, he has such a big name across the landscape. You can’t really think of of anyone other than (Nick) Saban that has the success and the notoriety.

“I think he’s going to bring credibility and knowledge that is unique and I think he’s going to fit in really well with the other group and I think it’ll make for a compelling show.”

A substantial portion of the Internet lost its mind at this news, assuming this was the first step to Meyer taking a new coaching job, but I don't really get it.

First off, I don't really believe he's ever going to coach again (and it doesn't sound like Fox does, either). But even if he did, I wouldn't be even slightly bothered. He came to Ohio State, won more than 90 percent of his games, never lost to Michigan, had an undefeated season and a national title, and left the program better than he found it. If he wants to go coach elsewhere now, cool. Best of luck!

The most interesting thing about that article was how Silverman responded to Meyer remaining on staff at Ohio State while working for Fox.

He’s not in any capacity with the football program. He’s working for the university, but he’s not involved really with the football program is any kind of official capacity.”

That's a creative way to describe the guy who was standing at the 50-yard line of Ohio State's practice literally last week.

 HOW DO YOU CHOOSE? I have a feeling all three Buckeye receivers are going to make teams happy this draft season, but the Internet loves rankings, so Brad Kelly of The Draft Network took a stab at ranking Parris Campbell, Terry McLaurin and Johnnie Dixon.

From Brad Kelly of The Draft Network:

Parris Campbell was the most productive wide receiver for the Buckeyes this season, with 90 receptions for 1,063 yards. Terry McLaurin posted 701 yards and 11 touchdowns while Johnnie Dixon collected 669 yards and 8 touchdowns, respectively. Even with the lesser numbers, I view McLaurin to be the best NFL prospect, followed by Campbell and Dixon. All three should and likely will be drafted, but I expect the NFL to be higher on Parris Campbell than the other two.

Competing at the NFL Scouting Combine, McLaurin and Campbell had strikingly similar athleticism. On film, McLaurin did a better job utilizing that athleticism to win vertically, posted an insane 20 yards per catch last season. With 11 touchdowns on just 35 receptions, he was a big play waiting to happen. At the Senior Bowl, he showed exceptional route running throughout all portions of the field. With how he abuses press coverage and has dynamic qualities after the catch, he’s a well-rounded, ascending receiver prospect.

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While Campbell was the focal point of the Ohio State receiving attack, he was barely asked to attack vertically. This was the main factor that lead to his 90 receptions this season. An underneath role is easily replaceable in the NFL, and Campbell's projection hinges on whether or not he has the potential to be a factor down the field. While he has the speed to do so, he lacks the refinement to stack defensive backs and too often fails to win in contested spots. His inconsistent hands can bite him a bit too often, and that problem could become exponential with NFL defensive backs covering him tighter.

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Johnnie Dixon is no slouch himself, as the primary slot receiver had a dynamic showing at Scouting Combine as well. He’s built well in his frame, and has more than enough straight-line speed and explosiveness to hold up at the next level. Dixon had flashes of potential as a deep threat as well, but wasn't as utilized there as he could have been. Despite being a bit buried on the Ohio State depth chart, he undoubtedly has NFL-level traits. He would have been a premier receiver on most college teams, and will be an option on Day 3 of the NFL Draft.

Urban Meyer claimed for like three years that all three of those guys were future NFL players and I called bullshit every single time. Yet, here we are.

To be fair, I maintain that none of them aside from maybe Parris Campbell resembled anything close to NFL prospects even before this season, so it's not like I was crazy.

I'm sure the air-heavy offense led by the best passer in program history helped them, especially in terms of production, but NFL teams didn't magically become high on these guys because of that.

They're climbing draft boards because they became elite route runners with great releases at the line of scrimmage, know how to use their God-given speed and use their hands effectively in route running.

That's all on them as well as the great coaching from Brian Hartline and Keenan Bailey.

 ILLINOIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Turns out, the lowest-rated player in Ohio State's incoming hoops recruiting class can absolutely ball.

E.J. Liddell was named the PrepHoopsIllinois Player of the Year yesterday after an absolutely dominating senior season.

From Scott Burgess of PrepHoops.com:

He essentially ended the debate for this award and many others with his play at the Highland Shootout against Vashon.

Liddell was the considerable favorite for Mr. Basketball coming into this contest.  IT IS OVER!  Liddell will repeat as Illinois Mr. Basketball and had a defining performance against the best team in St. Louis on Saturday night.  He had a stretch in the second half that was absolutely incredible!  Swatting shots, high pointing rebounds, scoring off the bounce, and the play of the day was when he threw the ball off the backboard to himself for a monster slam.  The development in Liddell’s face up game over the last year has taken his game to new heights.  He wins consistently off the dribble from the high-post.  Connected on a sick step back jumper out of the post.  Got to the foul line where he was money.  Defensively Liddell snatched rebounds with two hands all night and was a BEAST blocking shots!  So explosive off the floor.  He had 26 points (8-11 FG) (10-12 FT), 12 rebounds, and 7 blocks.  Ohio State is getting an impact player on day 1.

Different game, but if you'd like video evidence of what he can do, behold:

Dude finish that game with 27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 blocks and 7 assists. I don't even know how there's enough time in a high school basketball game to do all of that.

I've heard Mizzou folks are Zeke-level mad Liddell chose Ohio State over Missouri. And personally, that's music to my ears.

 SO YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S A CHANCE? If Kaleb Wesson's return to the team for some reason makes you extremely confident about Ohio State's chances in Big Ten or NCAA Tournaments, you could be one extremely ill-advised bet away from a big payday!

If you thought those were long odds, Ohio State's odds to win the national title are currently 250/1, the same as San Francisco, West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado and Davidson who aren't even really on the bubble.

But at least Ohio State still has better odds than Murray State, Bradley, Gardner-Webb and Liberty, who all sit at 500/1 despite already punching their tickets to the tournament.

 ROAMING ROBY. It seems like a former Ohio State cornerback is in high demand in the NFL. Shocking, I know.

Bradley Roby was a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, and has spent the past five years with the Denver Broncos. But now he's dipping his toe in the free agency waters and more than a few teams would like to acquire his services.

I wouldn't be pissed to see him play across from Denzel Ward or Gareon Conley, but the really shocking thing here is that the Saints haven't already signed him.

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Десять лет назад, 12 марта 2009 года, в Латвии было утверждено новое правительство Валдиса Домбровскиса. Этого человека призвали в самый разгар экономического бедствия, и он продемонстрировал идеальный пример неолиберальной политики. «Ликвидация» кризиса привела к повальному бегству населения из страны. Но свое правление Домбровскис объявил «историей успеха Латвии». Как это произошло?

В 2008-м, когда на планету обрушился мировой экономический кризис, пострадала от него и Латвия – причем очень сильно. Дело в том, что в предыдущие несколько лет действовавшие в стране банки занимались накачкой населения заемными деньгами – и, как следствие, возник стремительный рост цен. Брать кредиты чуть ли не заставляли: по телевизору, радио, в печатных СМИ.

«Шведские банки настойчиво предлагали латвийцам «дешевые деньги» под залог недвижимости. По факту же банки делали электронные записи о выдаче ничем не обеспеченных платежных средств. А взамен получили реальный залог на недвижимость», – рассказала газете ВЗГЛЯД бывший депутат Сейма Латвии юрист Ирина Цветкова.

Жить в кредит какое-то время считалось модным. Другими словами, банки «наваривались» в сегменте экономики, ими же самими и созданном. Государство в ситуацию не вмешивалось. Тогда за несколько лет банки умудрились всучить населению Латвии кредитов на сумму почти 20 млрд евро. «Вот только в экономику эти так называемые деньги не попали. Банки-то залоги получили, а чем они гарантировали свои обязательства? Производными деривативами, которые на поверку оказались ничем не обеспеченными бумажками», – отмечает Цветкова. Когда же «пузырь» лопнул, прибалты стали массово лишаться работы, привычных доходов, образа жизни и, соответственно, не могли больше выплачивать кредиты.

Банки, спасая себя от разорения, повально стали отнимать залоги за бесценок, оставив население в долгах. «Сначала шведские банки планомерно и упорно отбирали то малое производство, которое еще шевелилось. Особенно конкурирующее со шведским бизнесом – деревообработка, металлообработка. Затем принялись массово отнимать жилье. Итог – около полумиллиона жителей Латвии сбежали из страны в соседние европейские страны. Основная масса осела в Ирландии, Англии», – сетует Цветкова.

Кроме того, в 2008-м Латвию до основания потряс крах мощного местного банка Parex. Parex наодалживал у зарубежных банковских синдикатов 543 млрд латов, то есть примерно миллиард долларов. С приходом мирового кризиса в 2008 году акционеры банка не сумели справиться с рядом проблем, в том числе с оттоком капитала. Разразилась паника, вкладчики ринулись забирать свои вклады – и тогда государство за символическую сумму (2 лата) переняло Parex (точнее, 85% акций) у его владельцев. Пойдя на национализацию банка, Латвия затратила на его спасение около миллиарда евро. В декабре 2008 года тогдашнее правительство под руководством Ивара Годманиса договорилось с Еврокомиссией и МВФ о том, что возьмет гигантский стабилизационный кредит – всего Латвия получила 4,4 млрд евро.

Страна оказалась в плачевной ситуации – и на ее спасение был призван функционер партии «Новое время», трансформировавшейся позднее в «Единство», Валдис Домбровскис. Рожденный в 1971 году, экономист и физик по профессии Домбровскис успел поработать депутатом Сейма, министром финансов Латвии и в Европарламенте. В марте 2009-го он возглавил новое правительство, созданное на основе коалиции пяти партий.

Выправлять ситуацию Домбровскис начал с того, что провел самое большое в истории Латвии сокращение госбюджета. С 18% до 21% вырос НДС, увеличились акцизы на бензин и алкоголь, пенсии были сокращены на 10%; сильно снизились и социальные пособия. Впрочем, тут надо сказать, что эти меры начало внедрять еще предыдущее правительство Годманиса – к тому же, на обрезании «социалки» в приказном тоне настаивали представители МВФ, согласившиеся ссудить страну деньгами. В Латвии закрылись 54 школы, были сокращены бюджеты самоуправлений (почти до 40%), почти наполовину упало финансирование больниц.

Зачем стране так много больниц?

Именно медицина пострадала больше всего: Домбровскис доказывал, что в условиях демографического упадка иметь на страну 59 больниц – непозволительная роскошь, а поэтому он за несколько лет сократил их до 35. А вообще, как заявил премьер, Латвии достаточно иметь всего 24 больницы.

Подобная «реорганизация» вызвала гнев населения: люди усмотрели в ней угрозу вообще оказаться без медицинской помощи. В 2009 году из-за этого в городе Бауска произошли массовые волнения. Крайнее раздражение горожан вызвало намерение минздрава сохранить в местной больнице лишь круглосуточный травмпункт и одно-два койко-место для самых тяжелых больных. В итоге 31 августа утром жители Бауски заблокировали оба городских моста – через реку Мемеле по направлению в Ригу и через реку Муса по направлению в Рундале и Елгаву. Люди с плакатами стали собираться около 10 часов утра, и вскоре их было уже четыре сотни. Они скандировали лозунги протеста и требовали встречи с руководством министерства здравоохранения. Однако силы полиции разогнали участников акции.

Заодно Домбровскис принялся повышать пенсионный возраст, который в начале его правления составлял 62 года – и для мужчин, и для женщин. На исходе 2010-го было принято решение, что с 2014 года в Латвии в течение пяти лет показатель пенсионного возраста ежегодно будет повышаться на полгода, пока он не достигнет 65 лет. Власть, возможно, назначила бы повышение данного возраста уже на 2011 год, если б не ожидаемые негативные последствия. Ведь подобные изменения в законодательстве вызвали бы массовый досрочный исход на пенсию людей, опасающихся остаться без работы в условиях продолжающегося экономического кризиса. А это лишь привело бы к увеличению числа пенсионеров и расходов социального бюджета – то есть тому, чего высшее чиновничество стремится всеми силами избежать.

Поэтому самые жесткие меры решили отодвинуть на недалекое будущее – чтобы народ успел заранее с ними свыкнуться. Получается, очень повезло тем латвийцам, кто уже успел уйти на пенсию до 2014 года. Выплаты у большинства из них, впрочем, по среднеевропейским меркам очень низкие. При Домбровскисе примерно 70% латвийских пенсионеров получали ежемесячно около 165 латов (примерно 300 евро). Индексации проводятся нерегулярно и в незначительных объемах – и не сказать, что с тех времен пенсии в Латвии значительно выросли.

Усилия Домбровскиса в 2012 году высоко оценила глава МВФ Кристин Лагард, посоветовавшая Греции, Испании и Португалии брать пример с латышей. Выступая в Риге, Лагард подчеркнула, что, «реализовав программу международного займа, Латвия продемонстрировала, что может быть сильным и дисциплинированным государством, и МВФ гордится, что стал частью этой истории успеха». Ободренный такой похвалой Домбровскис сказал Лагард, что опыт Латвии в преодолении кризиса свидетельствует, что «финансовая стабильность является необходимой предпосылкой для экономического роста, а не наоборот».

Неангажированные специалисты оценили «успехи» Домбровскиса совершенно по-другому. Так, американские экономисты Майкл Хадсон и Джефри Соммерс выступили с критикой курса кабинета Домбровскиса. Они заявили, что экономику Латвии «ограбили» ЕС и МВФ, подчинив ее налоговую и финансовую политику интересам Швеции и других государств. Они опубликовали в Financial Times статью, в которой доказывали, что меры, принятые Домбровскисом для преодоления кризиса, были неадекватными. Ситуацию в стране они охарактеризовали в мрачных тонах: экономический спад, значительная безработица, большая эмиграция, снижение уровня рождаемости, высокий уровень самоубийств, ДТП, вызванные пьяными водителями, а также ухудшение качества образования.

Экономисты описали примененные Домбровскисом методы борьбы с кризисом как «шоковую терапию и бедность» и указали, что столь жестокую политику правительству удалось реализовать лишь из-за того, что Латвия является постсоветским государством с «эластичной» рабочей силой и слабыми профсоюзами. По мнению Хадсона и Соммерса, тот факт, что Домбровскис так долго продержался в кресле премьера, обусловлен исключительно этнической узколобостью большинства местных избирателей, для которых главное – «сопротивляться объятиям Москвы», а все остальное второстепенно.

«Нечего ныть как младенец!»

Этим злопыхательства в адрес главного латвийского реформатора не ограничились. На портале американской газеты San Francisco Chronicle был размещен сатирический анимационный видеоролик, посвященный экономическим «успехам» Латвии. Автор ролика – Марк Фиоре, один из известных американских политических карикатуристов. В начале ролика говорилось: «Почему экономисты и эксперты, политики и руководители центробанков так настаивают на жестких мерах по урезанию расходов? Потому что у них есть История о Великом Успехе Латвии. Вы тоже можете повторить историю успеха Латвии». Далее закадровый голос сообщает: «Рост в 5,5% – успех. Но перед тем, как вы повторите успех латвийских урезаний... Рубим, рубим, рубим свою экономику, избавляемся от лишней роскоши...»

Потом бодрый голос поведал: «Латвийская экономика корчится в болезненной депрессии, пока банки обжираются, подобно больной свинье. Но сильные латвийцы готовы терпеть боль за свинью. Сначала вы должны пострадать, нечего ныть как младенец! Вы терпели боль из-за безработицы в 20%, сейчас безработица – только 15%! Успех!... Экономика Латвии стала лучше, после того как сотня тысяч безработных покинула страну. Улучшайте показатели занятости! Видите, урезание работает. Успех! Прыгните со скалы, пострадайте, приподнимитесь из ямы на 5,5%. Успех! Много удовольствия через боль Великой Истории Успеха Латвии. Вы все можете стать Латвией, это хорошо!» Домбровскис болезненно отнесся к этой сатире: «Когда у критиков истории успеха не будет аргументов, будут мультики».

Однако с разоблачением «латвийского чуда» выступил и американский экономист Марк Вейсброт. Он на страницах британской газеты Guardian напомнил, что во время мирового кризиса 2008–2009 годов экономика Латвии пережила сокрушительный удар. Примерно 10% обладателей рабочих рук покинули страну. В 2011 году латвийская экономика выросла на 5,5%, а в 2012-м «подросла» еще на 2%. Но даже столь незначительного подъема, по мнению Вейсброта, Латвия добилась потому, что не исполнила того, что обещала МВФ и Еврокомиссии – власти страны сулили урезать бюджет на огромную сумму, но не сделали этого. Кроме того, помогла неожиданно низкая инфляция, благодаря которой правительство смогло осуществлять более агрессивную монетарную политику и сократить рост госдолга. Кроме того, республика получила крупные денежные вливания из Евросоюза.

Народ по-своему оценил «успехи» Домбровскиса. Если к началу его правления в Латвии числилось 2,2 млн населения, то сейчас, судя по официальным данным, в стране живет лишь 1,9 млн. Многие специалисты считают, что в реальности эта цифра еще меньше. Зато внешний долг государства составляет 8,3 млрд евро, увеличившись за одиннадцать лет в несколько раз.

Сам Домбровскис воспринимал свое премьерство как «историю успеха». Об этом он написал в своей книге «Как Латвия преодолела финансовый кризис» («How Latvia Came through the Financial Crisis»), созданной им в соавторстве со шведским экономистом Андерсом Ослундом. Книга удостоилась многочисленных хвалебных отзывов от представителей истеблишмента ЕС.

Окончание премьерства Домбровскиса было отнюдь не триумфальным. 21 ноября 2013 года в Риге внезапно рухнул торговый центр Maxima, под его развалинами погибли 54 человека. Практически сразу обвинения посыпались именно на Валдиса Домбровскиса. Его упрекали в том, что он в 2009 году совместно с тогдашним министром экономики Артисом Кампарсом «из экономии» ликвидировал Государственную строительную инспекцию (ГСИ). Несколькими днями позже он побывал на приеме у президента Андриса Берзиньша. Как вспоминали очевидцы, Домбровскис вышел от Берзиньша с расстроенным лицом, едва ли не плачущим. Он объявил, что берет на себя политическую ответственность за трагедию и освобождает место премьера.

И все же политик не пропал – в 2014-м он сумел избраться от Латвии в Европарламент. В Брюсселе и Страсбурге не забыли своего любимца-«отличника» и сумели его вознаградить. Сейчас Домбровскис является вице-президентом Еврокомиссии по вопросам евро и социального диалога.

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In conjunction with the release of their debut EP 'Strange Love' this month the dynamic duo Simple Creatures, comprised of Mark Hoppus and Alex Gaskarth, have announced a string of intimate EP release shows.

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The people who build our homes increasingly can no longer afford them. As the state elite and their academic cheering crew celebrate our progressive boom, even the most skilled, unionized construction workers, notes an upcoming study, cannot afford to live anywhere close to the state’s major job centers.

In fact, notes the study, soon to be published by Chapman University, not a single unionized construction worker can afford a median-priced house in any of the major coastal counties, including Orange, Los Angeles, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Diego, Alameda, Sonoma and Napa. Even with incomes averaging over $73,000 annually, notes author and economist Dr. John Husing, most can afford median-priced homes only in the further reaches of the Central Valley or the Inland Empire, requiring huge commutes.

This gap between blue collar and professional and entrepreneurial wages is even greater among the majority of construction workers who are not unionized. Husing suggests that most of these workers could only afford the cheapest starter house in the furthest reaches of exurbia and beyond.

California’s growth model

For many progressives and futurists, California’s growth model represents a beacon to a prosperous future. It’s repeatedly pointed out that California is now the world’s fifth-largest economy, largely the product of massive wealth concentrated in the Silicon Valley giants, as well as a much stronger dollar versus the pound and Euro, and sub-par growth throughout Europe.

To be sure, California came out of the recession with a robust recovery, paced by increased property values, a soaring stock market and, critically, huge growth in the Bay Area, which represents roughly 17 percent of the state’s population. Yet overall, California’s post-recession growth, according to the BLS, is now only marginally above the national average, and in many regions, notably Southern California, somewhat below. The contrast is greatest with our strongest rivals: California is now growing jobs at a rate 50 percent or more below the rate of Texas, Arizona and Nevada.

Even in the Bay Area, growth is slowing, particularly in the San Francisco-Oakland area where job growth has plummeted from nearly 5 percent in 2015 to less than 2 percent last year. The bulk of the job growth there now is at the low and high ends, leaving little in the middle. Nearly half of millennials in the Bay Area, according to a recent survey, plan to leave; since 2012 millennial outmigration from Los Angeles, as a new Brookings study reveals, lags only metro New York in exporting its youthful workers.

Future threats to the working class

The California economic model is based largely on income and capital gains accruing to a relatively small part of the population, one reason the state ranks second in inequality to New York, and is becoming ever more unequal. To be sure, the new wealth has driven housing demand, largely for expensive new homes and apartments, but overall construction employment remains considerably below its 2007 levels. Growth in the sector has actually fallen from 2013, and now lags well behind the rate enjoyed in Nevada, Arizona, Florida and Texas.

Other key blue collar sectors such as manufacturing have also under-performed national average. The sector is now growing at one quarter the national rate, a shortfall exacerbated by state climate policies that have increased both energy costs and imposed ever more rigid regulatory burdens that encourage producers to move to other locales.

How sustainable is the “California Model”?

If the rest of the country wants to adopt the “California model,” it should be aware of what this means for the middle and working classes. The likely further acceleration of our state’s tougher climate regulation polices, as well as the prospect of more taxes on things like soda, guns and tires may please our green gentry and the oligarchs, but inevitably will hurt job prospects and raise the cost of living for most California workers.

Pushing our construction workers to the far fringes, particularly as state policy seeks to concentrate employment in expensive core cities, makes it less likely that new workers will enter the labor pool necessary to address our housing shortage. With residential sales dropping across the state, and California’s rate of new housing permits per new resident roughly half the national average, the prospects facing construction workers may be dimmer than necessary.

State measures to encourage the creation of subsidized housing could help some, but in reality would make only a tiny dent in the problem. Increasingly the political class focuses not on expanding the land for development, or bringing jobs to the more affordable interior, but on mandating subsidies, set-asides and rent control. Some, including certain oligarchs, suggest offering regular cash outlays so working people can subsist but never enter the property-owning classes.

Having sought accommodation with the green, anti-suburban regulators, both developers and labor need to recognize that it’s time to challenge a policy agenda harmful to the prospects both of business and most working Californians. Rather than doubling down on policies that reinforce our state’s descent into feudalism, we need to forge a new agenda that encourages instead broad economic growth and greater opportunity.

This piece originally appeared in The Orange County Register.

Joel Kotkin is the Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University, director of the Chapman Center for Demographics and Policy and executive director of the Center for Opportunity Urbanism in Houston, Texas. He is author of eight books and co-editor of the recently released Infinite Suburbia. He also serves as executive director of the widely read website www.newgeography.com and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com, Real Clear Politics, the Daily Beast, City Journal and Southern California News Group.

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The San Francisco 49ers have reportedly agreed to trade a second round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft for Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Dee Ford.


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A stronger yen profit outlook by Nintendo San Francisco 2 27 April morning news, Nintendo announces this fiscal year net profit forecast by half. This is mainly due to the strong yen, and weaker than expected sales. It also proved once again that Nintendo’s point of view, it is necessary to Mobile Games business transformation. […]
          Camp Fire survivor helps fellow survivors relocate from California to Texas      Cache   Translate Page      

Four months after the Camp Fire destroyed Paradise, California, the Koski family found a new home in Texas thanks to generous strangers.

"Its definitely heart-wrenching to go back and to see there's nothing there," Prairie Koski said.

The Koskis ran from their burning home with nothing but their dogs and the clothes on their backs.

"I've connected with ladies in San Diego, San Francisco, far away ... Montana," Koski said. "They just help out and send us stuff."

When the Koskis decided to move to Liberty County, which is more than 2,000 miles away, they posted on a survivors Facebook page.

"I called that night and said, 'Hey, can I help you in any way?'" said Steve Murray, who also lost his home and job in the Camp Fire. "I deal with my stress and depression through helping others."

He loaned the Koski family his trailer to load up their belongings and then drove it three days to Liberty County using gas gift cards and other donations.

"What I'm trying to do is raise awareness, you know, that a whole town burned up in three hours," Murray said. "It's still there ... we're far from recovery."

Here is a link to Murray's website if you would like to donate to help him help other camp fire survivors.


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Dozens of people were named in a federal indictment of a nationwide conspiracy of cheating on college entrance exams and bribery for admission into elite universities, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Fifty people were indicted, including parents, exam administrators and athletic coaches.

Click here to read more details about the scandal.

Below is a list of those facing charges:

1. William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice. He is scheduled to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.;
2. Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering;
3. Rudolph "Rudy" Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women's soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud;
4. John Vandemoer, 41, of Stanford, Calif., the former sailing coach at Stanford University, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy and is expected to plead guilty in Boston before U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel on March 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.;
5. David Sidoo, 59, of Vancouver, Canada, was charged in an indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Sidoo was arrested on Friday, March 8th in San Jose, Calif., and appeared in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California yesterday. A date for his initial appearance in federal court in Boston has not yet been scheduled.

The following defendants were charged in an indictment with racketeering conspiracy:

6. Igor Dvorskiy, 52, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., director of a private elementary and high school in Los Angeles and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT;
7. Gordon Ernst, 52, of Chevy Chase, Md., former head coach of men and women's tennis at Georgetown University;
8. William Ferguson, 48, of Winston-Salem, N.C., former women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University;
9. Martin Fox, 62, of Houston, Texas, president of a private tennis academy in Houston;
10. Donna Heinel, 57, of Long Beach, Calif., the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;
11. Laura Janke, 36, of North Hollywood, Calif., former assistant coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California;
12. Ali Khoroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., former head coach of women's soccer at the University of Southern California;
13. Steven Masera, 69, of Folsom, Calif., accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
14. Jorge Salcedo, 46, of Los Angeles, Calif., former head coach of men's soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles;
15. Mikaela Sanford, 32, of Folsom, Calif., employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation;
16. Jovan Vavic, 57, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., former water polo coach at the University of Southern California; and
17. Niki Williams, 44, of Houston, Texas, assistant teacher at a Houston high school and test administrator for the College Board and ACT.

The following defendant was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud:

18. Michael Center, 54, of Austin Texas, head coach of men's tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

The following defendants were charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud:

19. Gregory Abbott, 68, of New York, N.Y., the founder and chairman of a food and beverage packaging company;
20. Marcia Abbott, 59, of New York, N.Y.;
21. Gamal Abdelaziz, 62, of Las Vegas, Nev., the former senior executive of a resort and casino operator in Macau, China;
22. Diane Blake, 55, of San Francisco, Calif., an executive at a retail merchandising firm;
23. Todd Blake, 53, of San Francisco, Calif., an entrepreneur and investor;
24. Jane Buckingham, 50, of Beverly Hills, Calif., the CEO of a boutique marketing company;
25. Gordon Caplan, 52, of Greenwich, Conn., co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;
26. I-Hin "Joey" Chen, 64, of Newport Beach, Calif., operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry;
27. Amy Colburn, 59, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
28. Gregory Colburn, 61, of Palo Alto, Calif.;
29. Robert Flaxman, 62, of Laguna Beach, Calif., founder and CEO of real estate development firm;
30. Mossimo Giannulli, 55, of Los Angeles, Calif., fashion designer;
31. Elizabeth Henriquez, 56, of Atherton, Calif.;
32. Manuel Henriquez, 55, of Atherton, Calif., founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company;
33. Douglas Hodge, 61, of Laguna Beach, Calif., former CEO of investment management company;
34. Felicity Huffman, 56, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
35. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 53, of San Francisco, Calif., owner of wine vineyards;
36. Bruce Isackson, 61, of Hillsborough, Calif., president of a real estate development firm;
37. Davina Isackson, 55, of Hillsborough, Calif.;
38. Michelle Janavs, 48, of Newport Coast, Calif., former executive of a large food manufacturer;
39. Elisabeth Kimmel, 54, of Las Vegas, Nev., owner and president of a media company;
40. Marjorie Klapper, 50, of Menlo Park, Calif., co-owner of jewelry business;
41. Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress;
42. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, Calif., former senior executive at a title insurance company;
43. William McGlashan Jr., 55, of Mill Valley, Calif., senior executive at a global equity firm;
44. Marci Palatella, 63, of Healdsburg, Calif., CEO of a liquor distribution company;
45. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, of Menlo Park, Calif., packaged food entrepreneur;
46. Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., executive at privately held provider of outsourced sales teams;
47. Devin Sloane, 53, of Los Angeles, Calif., founder and CEO of provider of drinking and wastewater systems;
48. John Wilson, 59, of Hyannis Port, Mass., founder and CEO of private equity and real estate development firm;
49. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas, Calif., an associate professor of dentistry; and
50. Robert Zangrillo, 52, of Miami, Fla., founder and CEO of private investment firm.


          Questions To Ask Your Junk Removal Company In San Francisco By 收39亿电费账单 朴槿惠受审露笑容      Cache   Translate Page      
Benefits Of Dumpster Rental In San Francisco By: Michael Mattauch | Jul 8th 2013 – Waste disposal is a vital service that all households and businesses should use. This ensures that your environment is hygienic and minimizes health diseases due to dirt. Tags: Questions To Ask Your Junk Removal Company In San Francisco By: Michael […]
          Senior ASIC Verification Engineer - Rambus - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
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Foster collaboration among Rambus engineers within the team, across team boundaries and across geographies. Collaborate with Rambus engineering and IT to ensure...
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Rambus benefits are also among the most comprehensive and competitive in the market today. Work independently as a vital member of a sales team to position and...
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Rambus – Cryptography Products Group has an opening for a project manager/coordinator within a dynamic ~10 person technical/engineering team....
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Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows. Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security...
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Collaborating with Rambus engineers, partners, and customers to integrate Rambus hardware and software into larger systems, including system-on-chip and server...
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          Security Architecture and Cryptography Engineer - Rambus - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
We are looking for a Principal Engineer in Security Architecture and Cryptography. The position is located in our San Francisco office, reporting into the...
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          Autodesk’s Shotgun Supercharges Pipelines with Jira & After Effects Integration      Cache   Translate Page      
Shotgun will be at GDC (March 18-22, San Francisco) to announce two new integrations for the game development community: Jira Bridge and Adobe After Effects. The new Jira Bridge takes Shotgun farther on its mission to connect game development art and engineering workflows to foster better collaboration, communication and faster iteration. Meanwhile, Shotgun’s After Effects […]
          [美国航空空姐爆料]_美国航空空姐爆料 美联航再爆丑闻,“婴儿车事件”引发关注 [American airlines airline stewardess broke]_ American airlines airline stewardess broke the United Zaibao scandal, baby car incident caused -异界纳妾记      Cache   Translate Page      
 美国航空空姐爆料 美联航再爆丑闻,“婴儿车事件”引发关注 【 摘要】“婴儿车事件”发生在21日美利坚航空从旧金山飞往达拉斯的AA591航班起飞前。抱着孩子的白人女乘客想给婴儿车找个存放的地方,一名男乘务员告诉她“机舱后部的座位不能放婴儿车”。 美又1航班爆粗鲁待客 美媒:航空业进入被指责时代   又一家美国航空公司日前被曝光粗鲁对待乘客丑闻。美利坚航空公司一名男乘务员因婴儿车问题与一名女乘客发生冲突,恼羞成怒的乘务员不仅行为粗暴地夺走婴儿车,还用婴儿车撞击女乘客。美利坚航空公司21日发表声明,向女乘客家庭致歉,男乘务员暂时停职。《纽约时报》23日称,自从亚裔医生十余天前被美国联合航空公司暴力拖下飞机后,美国航空业就进入“被指责时代”。 据路透社22日报道,“婴儿车事件”发生在21日美利坚航空从旧金山飞往达拉斯的AA591航班起飞前。抱着孩子的白人女乘客想给婴儿车找个存放的地方,一名男乘务员告诉她“机舱后部的座位不能放婴儿车”。男乘务员怒气冲冲地夺走婴儿车,还用婴儿车撞了女乘客的头。一名目击者23日告诉《纽约时报》,男乘务员夺走婴儿车的时候,差点碰到婴儿的头,“我告诉他不能这么对待女乘客,他指着我的脸大吼‘你离远点!’” 当时飞机上一个名叫瑟琳·艾迪扬沙亚的乘客22日把自己拍到的视频上传到脸谱。视频显示,被夺走婴儿车的女乘客抱着孩子站在靠近舱门的地方哭泣,请求乘务员归还婴儿车。周围的人看不下去了,一名男乘客要求机组人员告诉他夺婴儿车乘务员的名字。数分钟后,打人男乘务员进入客舱,两人发生了争吵。男乘客说:“要是你敢那样对我,我会把你揍扁。”男乘务员用手指着男乘客:“打我?来呀,试试!”二人一度言语激烈,但没有动手,机长到来才把他们劝开,而飞机延误一个多小时才起飞。 美国《财富》杂志网站说,美利坚航空公司事后发表声明说:“对这名女乘客及其家人遭受的痛苦,我们深表歉意。”声明强调,男乘务员的行为不代表美航的立场,不代表航空公司对乘客的态度。美利坚航空发言人莱斯利·斯科特对媒体表示,目前公司正在调查21日发生的事情。莱斯利说,事件起因是那名妇女是否能将婴儿车带上客机。《纽约时报》说,在机场候机时,乘客可将儿童放在婴儿车内,但婴儿车在登机口必须接受检查,任何婴儿车都不能作为随身行李。 不过,捍卫空乘利益的美国职业空乘人员协会22日发表声明为美利坚航空公司空乘人员辩护。声明说,真相没有大白天下前,对美利坚航空公司“婴儿车事件”过早定性并不合适。美国《国会山报》还引述该协会主席鲍勃·罗斯的话说,在“婴儿车事件”中,似乎另一名乘客用暴力手段威胁了空乘人员,这违反了联邦法律,不是小事,“航空暴力是航班上最严重的事情”。 “婴儿车事件”是近期发生的第二起美国航空公司粗暴对待乘客事件。大约两周前,69岁的美国亚裔医生陶大卫在芝加哥机场美联航客机上被机场警察拖下飞机,该公司随即陷入公关梦魇,招致无数恶评。美国联合航空公司21日说,公司首席执行官奥斯卡·穆尼奥斯将不再连任董事长。英国广播公司23日说,美联航公司宣布将严格按照乘客满意度调整公司董事的薪酬。美联航公司提交给美国证监会的文件中表示,该公司正在研究一个机制——通过“直接、有意义的方式”——按乘客满意度调整公司员工本年度的奖金。 美国《财富》杂志网站说,美利坚航空公司至少在回应“婴儿车事件”的语气上吸取了美联航的教训。美联航首席执行官穆尼奥斯在事发后先为员工辩护,一番言论简直为一场载入史册的公关灾难火上浇油。《纽约时报》23日评论说,美国航空业在美联航粗暴对待乘客后进入“被指责时代”,他们必须应对一系列因为对待顾客问题而触发民意反弹的事件。美国《福布斯》杂志网站23日说,美国航空公司的服务简直越来越糟,最新的两起丑闻便是例证:一个被暴力拖下飞机,一个遭婴儿车撞击。“这些都不是孤立的事件,是一种趋势,服务越来越差,愤怒、暴力与日俱增。长此以往,美国航空业将失去在全球的竞争力。” American airlines airline stewardess broke the United Zaibao scandal, "baby car incident caused concern   [Abstract] the stroller incident occurred on the 21 day of flight AA591 from San Francisco to Dallas. A white female passenger holding a baby wanted […]
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Samsung đã phát thư mời sự kiện Unpacked 2019 sẽ diễn ra ngày 20/2 tại San Francisco (Mỹ). “Chúng tôi sẽ tiết lộ các thiết bị mới hứa hẹn sẽ mở ra những trải nghiệm Galaxy mới dựa trên 10 …
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San Francisco, 1934. "Firestone battery service." 8x10 inch nitrate negative, formerly of the Wyland Stanley collection. View full size.

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Peter Paul Rubens - Daniel in the Lions
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          group blog advice, also, "name my group blog"      Cache   Translate Page      
For some 20 years I've been organizing various events, usually working with volunteers on a tiny activist-sized budget, and this brings up a very interesting interplay of motivations, traps, fallacies, euphoric successes and heartbreaking failures. I'd like to write about it. In the past it's been activism. Lately it's been interactive art, of the "weird San Francisco" variety. I have collaborators in the latest effort and I'd like to do a group blog. Looking for suggestions on how to structure that blog (and what to name it)

Background about the project, because I am stumped on a name:

For the last couple of years I've been helping organize a portion of Ephemerisle, (previous years video here and here), which is an incredibly difficult all-volunteer event without a central organizer and thus with no budget. We do serious heroics to pull this off. I want to do a group blog about both our event prep/build this year, and more generally about planning fallacies, about working with volunteers, about motivations, the weird political dynamics within the event, and other interesting group dynamics.

Within my own group, I tend to document our build/meetings/trainings prodigiously on Google Photos as one way to pay back fellow volunteers- people like having pictures and comments about themselves, plus what we do is somewhat amazing and weird and makes for interesting visuals. The event itself has an extremely outdated web presence that doesn't reflect it's current makeup and people often come to us thinking we are doing something extremely different.

I know we've learned so much which I'd like to document for future builders of stuff for the event. I'm inspired by oral history type stories about similar scenarios, such as the Voices From The Farm book and the People's River History build blog.

I am also trying to synthesize my general organizing experience into more of a series of writeups about what I've learned from all-volunteer projects, about the flaws of the "burning man model" of art builds, about motivations in dogmatic communities such as activist groups, and various other thoughts about subculture and ways to avoid Tragedy Of The Commons within volunteer organizations.

Our larger event is having something of a crisis around the human sustainability of one of it's biggest projects. I recently started a Google Doc about that specific logistical crisis, and, before long, it turned into 15 dense pages and I got feedback from many people that it was helpful and reflected things that many at the event had been thinking. I can easily transform that material into set of blog posts about tragedy of the commons, motivation, the typical rationality traps that behavioral economics likes to study, sunk costs and planning fallacies and the like, and my general weirdo 20 years of experience organizing within a subcultural model for events and happenings and organizations.

Also interestingly, our event was originally started by libertarians with terrible utopian ideas about seasteading, and has now morphed into being "just a festival", with a much more generally liberal population, where we uncomfortably coexist with a few of the libertarians. It's a very interesting San Francisco dynamic that's worth writing about.

I'm in a crew that is embarking on a new art project for this event, right at the same time as that larger logistical crisis is unfolding, so I'm going to get to make a lot of new mistakes to make this year doing something completely new for our event. It's interesting times. It needs to be documented.

I don't want to do an Instagram account. I want to attempt something of a group blog with several friends, with no real pressure on anyone to write on a particular schedule. I think I have other collaborators who would contribute regularly enough to make the group format sensible. I want it to be a standalone blog on wordpress or some squarespace template rather than part of a livejournal clone or on Facebook.

I don't need advice on whether or not to talk publicly about my group's crisis- I've thought this through very thoroughly- and I'm just looking for advice on blogging as a group. Tell me about possible platforms to use and ways to organize it that don't involve Livejournal or it's descendants, or about ideas about motivating group writing contributors.

Logistics: What's the best way to run a group thing with multiple logins via a Wordpress or Squarespace? I'd like the ability to migrate it elsewhere in the distant future, what should I consider? Are there examples of a similar thing that I should take into account?

Names: help me name the blog.

I'm interested in names having to do with planning fallacies and tragedy of the commons as much as about our actual event. We have plenty of event-related in-jokes (it's a boats event, therefore it's "the shipshow") , but much of what I want to edit down into blog posts is basically about planning and working with volunteers and weird motivations for doing impossible things. It's all similar to the kinds of projects and problems that activists and artists have been struggling with for ages.

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En las islas Galápagos hay una “guardería” en medio del mar: Un espacio que alberga tiburones martillo, uno de los más grandes depredadores acuáticos y que está en peligro.

El descubrimiento estuvo a cargo de investigadores ecuatorianos que monitoreaban la zona. El responsable de la expedición, Eduardo Espinosa, técnico del Parque Nacional, dijo que tras un recorrido de cinco días y de visitar al menos 15 sitios en tres islas, se logró identificar el lugar de crianza de estos escualos, cuyas poblaciones han declinado mucho a nivel mundial.

“Entender en dónde se encuentran los neonatos es un reto para los investigadores para establecer medidas de conservación que propendan a la recuperación de la especie”, dijo. “Ese sitio, donde los bebés pasan entre dos o tres años, es importante no sólo para Galápagos sino a nivel mundial porque nace un esperanza de protección y conservación de una especie”.

De acuerdo con el experto, en ese lugar en la isla Santa Cruz se hallaron unos 20 tiburones martillo, entre neonatos y juveniles, y se logró marcar a cinco de ellos.

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En Galápagos habitan unas 35 especies de tiburones de las 450 que hay a nivel mundial.

Hace dos años se encontró otro sitio de crianza también en la isla Santa Cruz.

Según la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza, el tiburón martillo, cuyo nombre científico es Sphyrna Lewini- está en peligro debido a que su población mundial ha registrado una reducción de al menos 50% en los últimos 10 años.

Entre las causas que determinan su notable reducción están el hecho de que tarda al menos 15 años en lograr su madurez sexual, tiene pocas crías en su vida, es altamente apetecido por sus grandes aletas dorsales y cuando queda atrapado en redes de pesca se sofoca y muere ahogado rápidamente.

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El biólogo marino Alex Hearn, profesor e investigador de la Universidad San Francisco, en Quito, expresó a la AP que “el descubrimiento de este sitio de crianza es muy importante porque nos da esperanza de que en Galápagos pueda haber un población cerrada y que se pueda proteger a esta especie”.

Asimismo, destacó que lo que se daba por sentado entre los científicos es que el tiburón martillo iba a las costas continentales para tener crías, pero el hallazgo de la guardería abre una nueva línea de investigación.

Según Hearn, ese tipo de escualo es unos de los mayores depredadores de aguas abiertas en el océano, pero además suele pasar mucho tiempo en arrecifes, donde las especies menores se alimentan de su piel y sus restos orgánicos.

El tiburón martillo es emblemático de Galápagos, Ecuador, y de hecho es parte del logo del Parque Nacional, donde aparece uno de sus ejemplares junto a una tortuga gigante. Aunado a esto, la especie es una de las mayores atracciones del millonario turismo de buceo en las islas, por lo cual aporta sustancialmente a la propuesta de conservación del archipiélago y del resto de las especies que habitan allí.

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Galápagos se encuentra a mil kilómetros de las costas ecuatorianas y fue declarado por la Unesco en 1979 Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad en atención de sus especies únicas en el mundo, terrestres y marinas, que dieron sustento para que el científico inglés Charles Darwin desarrollara en el siglo XIX la teoría de la evolución de las especies.
          Tasting Collective's San Francisco Chapter Expands to Oakland      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Colorado baker asks for true tolerance, and an end to the spotlight      Cache   Translate Page      

Denver, Colo., Mar 12, 2019 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- A Colorado baker who became the focus of legal battles over religious freedom and same-sex marriage hopes his time in the spotlight is over after a Supreme Court victory last year and a resolution to a subsequent case.

“I hope this is the end of my legal battles, and that I can return to my quiet life as a cake artist,” said Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., a Denver suburb. “I love creating my cake art for all people. What I can’t do is create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in conflict with my religious beliefs.”

In a March 8 Denver Post opinion essay titled “Can I just be a cake artist again?”, Phillips said this “should be OK because a truly tolerant society tolerates different convictions. The First Amendment protects the peaceful exercise of my beliefs, and it protects my choice of what not to say and what not to celebrate. It protects you as well.”

Philips said he opened Masterpiece Cakeshop in 1993 and focused his talents on artistic cakes. He developed his talents through “countless art classes and years of practice.” He believes his cakeshop has become an “art gallery of cakes.”

In 2012, he said, he became the target of state officials who were “unabashedly hostile to my faith.”

That year, Phillips declined a same-sex couple’s request to make a wedding cake for their union on the grounds that doing so would violate his religious beliefs, although he did offer to create a different cake. Colorado law did not recognize same-sex unions as marriages at the time.

The couple filed a lawsuit against Phillips and in 2013, a Colorado judge sided with the plaintiffs. He ordered Phillips to receive anti-discrimination training and to serve same-sex weddings or stop serving weddings altogether. He chose to stop serving weddings.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission then ruled that by declining to make the cake, the baker had violated the state’s anti-discrimination law categorizing sexual orientation as a protected class.

In the commission’s unanimous 2014 vote against the baker, then-Commissioner Diane Rice said: “Freedom of religion and religion has been used to justify all kinds of discrimination throughout history, whether it be slavery, whether it be the holocaust, whether it be—I mean, we ... can list hundreds of situations where freedom of religion has been used to justify discrimination. And to me it is one of the most despicable pieces of rhetoric that people can use—…to use their religion to hurt others.”

In Phillips’ view, Rice “blasted my (and your) constitutionally guaranteed religious freedom as a ‘despicable piece of rhetoric’.”

“She and her colleagues forced me out of the wedding industry, costing me 40 percent of my business. In their eyes, it seemed, my religious beliefs were incompatible with participation in a tolerant society,” he said in the Denver Post. “In other words, my beliefs were intolerable.”

Rice’s words were later cited in arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Anthony Kennedy commented that tolerance is “essential in a free society” and said Colorado officials had been “neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’s religious beliefs.”

In June 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Phillips with a 7-2 decision in the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. It said the officials had shown “clear and impermissible hostility” towards Phillips’ religious beliefs and had acted inconsistently in other cases where bakers had refused to create cakes with messages to which they objected.

After that decision, Phillips thought he was “vindicated,” saying, “I hoped that I could return to being just a cake artist.”

But another case was pending.

In June 2017 lawyer Autumn Scardina ordered a cake to celebrate the anniversary of a “gender transition,” pink on the inside and blue on the outside, and Phillips declined on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

He was again put before the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which issued a formal complaint against the cakeshop in October 2018 on the grounds he had discriminated on the basis of gender identity.

Phillips said he decided to “push back” because “no one should be driven out of business because of their religious beliefs.” Represented by attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom legal group, he filed a legal challenge against the commissioners, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and other state officials.

“Those legal proceedings revealed an even deeper hostility toward my faith than previously known,” he said. One state commissioner had called him a “hater” on Twitter, while two others had publicly endorsed Rice’s “anti-religious” statements.

In January, U.S. District Court Senior Judge Wiley Daniel had said the lawsuit could proceed, given there is evidence of unequal treatment of Phillips “sufficient to establish they are pursuing the discrimination charges against Phillips in bad faith” motivated by his religion. Phillips “adequately alleged his speech is being chilled by the credible threat of prosecution.”

The judge allowed departing Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to be dropped from the suit because he was leaving leaving office. Gov. Jared Polis was not added to the suit.

State officials later agreed to drop the case.

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said March 5 that both parties agreed “it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward with these cases.”

“The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them,” he said, adding “equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we will uphold as we enforce our state’s and nation’s civil rights laws.”

In his essay, Phillips said he hoped that the United States can “learn to tolerate and respect our differing beliefs” and that “governments stop harassing people whose faith they dislike.”

“If that happens, then maybe, just maybe, I can go back to being just a cake artist.”

The Supreme Court case came amid increased advocacy from influential LGBT groups and others against broad religious freedom protections.

The case was a focus of the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund, a San Francisco-based private family foundation with half a billion dollars in assets, which gave at least $500,000 to LGBT-supportive groups on advocacy and public relations campaigns related to Masterpiece Cakeshop in 2017 and 2018. The fund is one of several large funders which have committed nearly $10 million in various anti-religious freedom grants, according to CNA reports.

The Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling on Masterpiece Cakeshop was one of several recent cases involving the collision between legal recognition of same-sex marriage and the freedoms of speech and religion. Florists, photographers, and other wedding industry professionals have been involved in lawsuits about whether they can be required to create works of art for same-sex weddings to which they hold religious objections.  

The rise of same-sex marriage and strict anti-discrimination laws and regulations have helped to close Catholic adoption agencies and others that decline to place children with same-sex couples.


          California governor halts executions statewide, granting temporary reprieve to 737 death row inmates      Cache   Translate Page      

Stunning news in California: newly installed Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, will on Wednesday order an immediate suspension of the death penalty in the state for the duration of his term. According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

“I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people,” Newsom said in a statement accompanying an executive order, to be issued Wednesday, declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in the state. “The death penalty is inconsistent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Californian.”

The move will close the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison and grant reprieves to 737 death row inmates. It will not end the death penalty in the state, but will suspend it for the duration of Newsom's term. The state came close to repealing the death penalty at via statewide initiative twice in the last decade, but Newsom has no power to himself overturn current law.

While Newsom's move is sure to spark outrage among supporters of the death penalty, both in California and elsewhere, it is a sound move both socially and financially: The costs of imposing the death penalty have repeatedly been show to be larger than life imprisonment for violent offenders and the penalty continues to be disproportionately targeted towards non-white offenders.


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          Federal Jury Deliberates Over Roundup Cancer Claim      Cache   Translate Page      

Attorneys for a California man asked a San Francisco federal jury on Tuesday to clear claims that Monsanto's Roundup weed killer causes cancer for a second round of trial testimony, to decide how much money the agrochemical company owes for selling the man a dangerous product.

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          Half the 2020 Female Democrat Candidates Covered Up Sexual Harassment      Cache   Translate Page      

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

It’s no secret that the top ranks of the Democrat 2020 field have a #MeToo problem.

Joe Biden is a walking #MeToo outrage. And one of his presidential campaign leftovers was recently dumped by Schumer’s office for “inappropriate encounters”. Bernie Sanders once wrote, "A woman enjoys intercourse with her man as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously." His campaign was a swamp of sexism, sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by staffers and political allies.

And Beto O’Rourke’s former political outreach director has been accused of rape.

That kind of behavior inspires Democrat activists to insist that we need more women running things. But the only woman that the Democrats picked for the White House had a career record of covering up the sexual harassment and possible sexual assaults that were being committed by her husband.

The victim of Beto O’Rourke’s former director was fired by her boss, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. The rapist was working at the congresswoman’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Leadership Institute.

Women are just as likely to cover for sexual harassment by a trusted male employee or aide.

Or even more likely.

Of the top 2020 candidates with a #MeToo scandal in their office, 2 out of 3 are female. Biden and Beto’s staffers disgraced their former bosses in #MeToo scandals after they had moved on.

Half of the top rank of 2020 female candidates had a #MeToo scandal happen on their watch.

That’s a worse statistical track record than even the male candidates.

The only 2020 candidates that had #MeToo scandals in their offices are Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand. While the sexual harassment scandals in the offices of the two female senators were no match for the sheer scale of the complaints in Bernie’s campaign, there was a pattern.

Both Gillibrand and Harris had close male aides, Abbas Malik in Gillibrand’s office and Larry Wallace in Harris’ office, who maintained very close relationships with their female bosses while allegedly sexually harassing other women in the office. The relationships between Malik and Gillibrand, and Wallace and Harris, appeared to cross professional lines with both men maintaining a personal relationship.

Malik was officially Gillibrand’s military adviser, but actually worked as her driver and gofer. In between the alleged incidents of inappropriate office behavior, Malik had the keys to Gillibrand’s house and was known in her circle as “the keeper of the purse”. Despite his lack of obvious qualifications, Malik may have come to Gillibrand’s attention while complaining that he couldn’t get hired as a security guard, he was on track for a promotion even though he was really working as Gillibrand’s driver.

Wallace had also built a close relationship with Kamala Harris. He had spent fourteen years as her deputy chief when she was working as a DA. Somewhere along the way their relationship had deepened and when she won her senate race, Wallace became her senior advisor. The Sacramento Bee described Wallace as her “close friend” and “closest confidante”. Former employees called Kamala Harris and the alleged harasser “incredibly close”. Wallace managed the future senator’s security team resulting in the two of them spending a great deal of time together. His duties appeared to be light, traveling only five times on official business, while earning a $90,000 salary as her liaison to law enforcement.

When Kamala Harris published her campaign bio, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, it contained a photo of Harris and Wallace, and praise for her longtime aide’s “leadership”.

Wallace and Malik had backgrounds in law enforcement and the military, they were officially serving as advisers on these issues, but in practice were being kept around because they had an emotional connection to a senator, and possibly received positions and rewards based on that relationship.

Underlying the dubious positions of Wallace and Malik were the dubious positions of Harris and Gillibrand. Kamala Harris had climbed the ladder through a relationship with Willie Brown. The former San Francisco mayor had appointed her to positions she was unqualified for and linked her up with his donor network. Brown had also gifted the much younger woman he was having an affair with a BMW.

Kirsten Gillibrand’s appointment to a Senate seat remains one of the more baffling developments in New York politics. Obama had hoped to turn Hillary Clinton’s seat over to Caroline Kennedy. Instead Caroline had to settle for a disastrous ambassadorship in Japan while Gillibrand, a complete unknown representing a conservative area in upstate New York, joined the Senate. Gillibrand had previously only made it into the House because her Republican opponent had been accused of beating his wife.

Gillibrand was selected for the seat by former Governor Paterson, a corrupt politician who would later be accused of witness tampering in a domestic abuse case involving his own staffer. Gillibrand’s grandmother had allegedly built power through an adulterous affair with Albany mayor Erastus Corning II. Her appointment to a prestigious office remains a mystery. The New York Times and other papers had inveighed against it at the time before agreeing to let it go and accept Gillibrand as a Senate member.

Both Harris and Gillibrand got their start in politics through dubious means that potentially blurred the lines between the personal and the political. And once in the Senate, it appeared that the lines continued to blur within their own offices and inner circles. Both powerful women appeared to form personal relationships with their advisors while ignoring the allegations of sexual misconduct.

Were Malik and Wallace able to get away with their alleged harassment because of their close relationships with female bosses who had built their brands around fighting sexual harassment?

Who would believe that senators so dedicated to fighting for #MeToo had a #MeToo problem?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, more than any other politician, had used the #MeToo movement as her platform. Senator Kamala Harris followed close behind her. The hypocrisy was stunning because Gillibrand’s staffer ended up trapped by a mediation requirement that her boss had publicly opposed. Harris’ staffer was silenced by a Non-Disclosure Agreement that her boss had publicly opposed in sexual harassment cases.

The very reforms that Harris and Gillibrand were campaigning for were off-limits to their employees.

Riding the coattails of the #MeToo movement, Gillibrand and Harris claimed that victims should be believed. Instead they chose not to believe the victims when they were accusing their aides.

Malik and Wallace were only forced out when their cases went public. The feminist establishment that promised to protect women, instead did everything possible to protect their sexual harassers.

At Variety’s Power of Women luncheon, Gillibrand had touted #MeToo and warned, “For too many institutions, their actions speak louder than words.”

That proved to be true of Gillibrand, who talked endlessly about the evils of sexual harassment while turning a blind eye to it in her own office.

Senator Gillibrand’s solution to sexual harassment was more women like her in the Senate.

“Imagine the day when we have 51% of women in congress. We only have 22 in the U.S. Senate, only 18% in the House of Representatives,” Gillibrand had ranted. “Do you think this U.S. Senate would still be doing nothing to change the sexual harassment system.”

And then Gillibrand demonstrated that having more women in the Senate would not prevent sexual harassment. No gender has a monopoly on misbehavior. Women may be less likely to sexually harass, but they are as likely, and 2020 statistics suggest perhaps even more likely, to turn a blind eye to it.

Gender diversity doesn’t fix sexual harassment. Ethics and values do.

Kirsten Gillibrand and Kamala Harris convinced women to vote for them by playing on the myth of sisterhood, telling other women that they could count on their support because they were women. But the women working for them quickly found out that the senators put their relationships with men first.

Leftist feminism is built on the same lie of gender solidarity. Diversity insists that only women can be trusted to treat women fairly, and only black people can be trusted to treat other black people fairly. And Congress makes a mockery out of the myth of solidarity through diversity every other week.

Decency has no gender and no race. Ethics has no identity. And diversity is no substitute for decency.


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is [&hellip
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          Sandy Hook Promise Endorses Ethan’s Law in Connecticut      Cache   Translate Page      

For Immediate Release

 

Sandy Hook Promise Endorses Ethan’s Law in Connecticut

 

March 12, 2019 -- Newtown, CT -- Following the tragic death of Ethan Song in 2018, new legislation Ethan’s Law (H.B. 5345) has been developed to strengthen safe firearm storage requirements in Connecticut by closing state loopholes on criminal liability for unsafe storage of a firearm that results in the death of a minor under age 18.

In response to the hearing on this legislation yesterday, Sandy Hook Promise released the following statement:

“Although Connecticut currently has strong child access prevention laws that impose criminal liability on adults whose unsafe storage of a firearm results in the death of a minor, there is a loophole in current law that says criminal liability can only be imposed if the gun is stored loaded. Ethan’s Law would close this loophole by clarifying that current law also applies to unloaded guns and further extends these protections to all children by changing the definition of minor from children ages 16 and under to children ages 18 and under. These are common-sense steps that should be taken immediately,” said Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise and father of Daniel, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012.

“I am proud to be here today in support of the Song family, and we stand with them in honoring Ethan’s memory by expressing our strong support for Ethan’s Law,” Barden continued. “This measure will correct two dangerous flaws in our state’s child access prevention laws and bring us one step closer to protecting all children in our state from gun violence. I ask that the committee report bill 7218 favorably.”

This bill would fix a loophole in current law, which states that criminal liability can only be imposed if a gun is stored loaded. Ethan’s Law would close this loophole by clarifying that the law also applies to unloaded guns. Ethan’s Law further extends these protections to all children by changing the definition of minor from children ages 16 and under, to children ages 18 and under.

According to a 2018 study by scholars at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center, 4.6 million minors in the U.S. live in homes with at least one loaded, unlocked firearm. Further, surveys by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital have shown that three out of four children know the location of their parent’s gun in the home, and one out of every three children admitted to handling the gun unsupervised. Without strong policy action, these statistics represent countless tragedies waiting to happen.

About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. SHP is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. SHP’s mission is to prevent gun violence and other forms of violence and victimization BEFORE they happen by creating a culture of engaged youth and adults committed to identifying, intervening, and getting help for individuals who

might be at risk of hurting themselves or others. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human-side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. For more information, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org or call 203-304-9780.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google agreed to pay $US135 million ($191m) in exit packages to two executives who left the company after being accused of sexual harassment and covered up the reasons for their departures, according to a complaint filed in a lawsuit...
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          SF Symphony Announces Michael Tilson Thomas’ Final Season as Music Director      Cache   Translate Page      
The 2019-2020 season celebrates MTT's storied, 25-year career as San Francisco Symphony music director.
          Rebel Girls From Bay Area History: Charlotte L. Brown, Gold Rush-Era Civil Rights Champion      Cache   Translate Page      
Two years before slavery was officially abolished by the 13th Amendment, and a full 92 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Charlotte L. Brown took on San Francisco’s racially segregated Omnibus Railroad and Cable Company and changed the city’s public transportation laws forever. On April 17, 1863, seven months … Continue reading Rebel Girls From Bay Area History: Charlotte L. Brown, Gold Rush-Era Civil Rights Champion
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ...

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San Francisco Chronicle - Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green brushed off a viral video of head coach Steve Kerr appearing to say "I'm so f— tired of Draymond" during Sunday night's loss to the Phoenix...
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Ruth Nussbaum and Kyle de Nobrega/ Wilderness Safaris

Silicon Valley adventurers tailor their luxury safaris to lesser-known regions with planning parties.

 

In a region where the hunt for unicorns involves keeping ahead of the pack, the adrenaline rush of an African safari may seem like a busman’s holiday. But Silicon Valley’s high-powered professionals apply the same drive—and networking—that they use in establishing billion-dollar companies to create unique safari experiences.

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Daily Driver
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For anyone whose ideal breakfast is a bagel (shown here) with a schmear of cream cheese or butter, Daily Driver is a rare double threat: It’s San Francisco’s first combination creamery and bagel shop where the bagels, butter, cream cheese and other fresh cheeses are made in-house daily in a 5,000-square-foot converted industrial space. 2535 3rd St. (near 22nd Street)

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          How To Fall in Love in Bermuda      Cache   Translate Page      
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF SARAH BRAY

Bermuda Presents: Modern Escapes with Sarah Bray

Bermuda is one of the most romantic places on earth. After all, it’s where I fell in love—and then, on an anniversary trip, where I was proposed to. How could I say no to my now-fiancé when he got down on one knee on an isolated cliff surrounded by crystal clear water?

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          SF Considers Embarcadero Lot as Homeless Navigation Center      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Autodesk’s Shotgun Supercharges Pipelines with Jira & After Effects Integration      Cache   Translate Page      
Shotgun will be at GDC (March 18-22, San Francisco) to announce two new integrations for the game development community: Jira Bridge and Adobe After Effects. The new Jira Bridge takes Shotgun farther on its mission to connect game development art and engineering workflows to foster better collaboration, communication and faster iteration. Meanwhile, Shotgun’s After Effects […]
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Motion-capture leader Vicon will be showcasing the latest refinements to its location-based virtual reality (LBVR) system Origin at this year’s Game Developers Conference (March 18-22, San Francisco). These updates will be brought to light with a show exclusive immersive game in the style of Beat Saber, where the only controllers are the players themselves. “Although […]
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          Dallas or San Francisco to Italy: Rome from $478 round-trip      Cache   Translate Page      
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          3/15/19: Free HellaFunny Cobb’s Comedy Night | SF - FREE      Cache   Translate Page      

Come out to the biggest comedy club in the Bay Area for a special Friday night of laughter with some of San Francisco’s best local stand up comedians with credits like SF Sketchfest, Comedy Central and praise from Women’s Health Magazine and SF Weekly.
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          I've landed      Cache   Translate Page      

I’m on a small airplane, somewhere over Indiana or Ohio, Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic” is playing in my earbuds. I’m looking down on my life from 30,000 feet, as I feel I have been for the past month and a half. I’m finally on my way home.

When I last had the chance to write, I was in an entirely different place than I am today. We deeply enjoyed our last days as Cincinnatian’s, packed our things, and went on our way. Hershey, PA was our ultimate destination, and I knew so very little of how winding that journey home would be or how much I would learn on my way there. From Cincinnati, we visited Charleston for a week with our family. Right before we were to leave, I got hit in the face with a line drive at a minor league baseball game and have been in bed ever since. Through the ups and downs of the past six weeks, my only regret is having been so consumed by my every day that I did not recognize all of the signs that were pointing me toward a slower, more purposeful life, and that it took getting smacked in the face with a line drive to really slow me down, to really wake me up.

 A long story short, the accident caused a pretty significant concussion, and my brain needed rest. I laid in bed – tired, sad, confused, angry – the timing was bad. I’m the social organizer for our family and I couldn’t even get out of bed as we moved into a new house in a new town and didn’t know a soul. My presence online faded to black. Text messages went unanswered. Twitter carried on without me. And I laid in the dark with only my thoughts.

When I was able to talk to my friends and family again, the biggest question they would ask was “How are you?” I don’t know how I was. I still don’t know how I am. My brain isn’t working right. My decision making isn’t rational. I go to rehab. Sometimes I check my email. I talk to the kids. I go for a walk. I go back to sleep. There’s been lots of crying trying to understand and make sense of all of this, and as the fog starts to dissipate, it is all becoming clear to me. I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be.

I left my house on Thursday morning last week with the goal of attending the most soul-filling event with the most awe-inspiring strangers and friends that I’ve ever met anywhere in the world. I was bound for Palo Alto, and I hid in a stall in the bathroom at the Harrisburg international airport, alone, and paralyzed with fear. The anxiety that I’ve acquired as a result of the concussion has been profound. I took a valium, a looked at strangers searching for support and understanding, and eventually I got on the plane. I called my husband from Chicago, overwhelmed and lost, and we walked me through how to get to my gate, how to get on the next plane, what to do when I arrive. One step at a time. I thought I could do this. I felt ready. It felt to me like what I needed, the healing presence of friends. The doctors have continued to say that only I know how I feel, and I need to balance the necessary rest with the slow challenge of rebuilding the pathways in my brain that were disrupted when I was hit with the baseball. I’m doing the best I can. I had had lunch with some new neighborhood friends the week prior, and had even made a trip to Target on my own. Social situations weren’t my problem, I thought. I couldn’t focus on a computer screen, but I could certainly have a conversation. I didn’t anticipate the overwhelming nature of the many moving parts and the many conversations that happen inside of an airport, and at a conference as vibrant as Stanford’s MedicineX.

A friend picked me up at the airport in San Francisco and for the first time in a lot of hours I felt safe again. We made our way to Palo Alto, staying with a small group of friends in an Airbnb, the perfect place away from the normal chaos of the shared spaced at the Sheraton where I’ve stayed in the past. We wore comfy clothes and caught up. We went to bed early and, in the morning, left for the conference. It was more than I could handle. A combination of physical fatigue and emotional hyper-stimulation took over and I realized that I couldn’t handle being there. I was at MedicineX for half a day and I spend the rest of my time back in the safe embrace of my friends at the Airbnb.

I’ve only ever attended MedicineX as a caregiver, and now I was a patient. But I was a patient with an invisible illness. As I stumbled past old friends on my way to get a breath of fresh air, I could only force out half a smile, maybe wave my hand, and just keep going. I saw confusion in the eyes of many old friends as I blew past with a laser focus on getting to wherever I needed to be. There were less hallway conversations, fewer hugs. But very few people knew what had happened, what I was experiencing. I wanted to stop and tell them my whole story, to listen to theirs, to reconnect like we do every year in this wonderful place, but it was taking all that I had to just focus on the immediate next step in front of me. I missed the breadth of connection that usually fills my extroverted self with so much joy, but it was replaced with a depth of connection with a simple few that was just what I needed. The best part of the conference this year was the opportunity to deepen relationships with the 5 people I shared a house with.

I laid in bed at night so disappointed in myself. I had made the wrong decision, I thought, to leave the family that I hadn’t even really been an active part of for the past 2 months, to go see my other family, my healthcare tribe. Feeling the drain brought guilt that I would be returning home and working from a void. And the entire time I knew that my brain wasn’t working right. I wasn’t sad, I was feeling sad. I wasn’t tired, I was feeling tired. I wasn’t a disappointment, I was feeling like a disappointment. There wasn’t permanence in any of this.

When I woke up on Sunday morning I was faced with the daunting task of getting on a plane again. I was still recovering from my first flight three days prior, and I wasn’t heading home. They came to my bed to coax me out of it. The drove me to the airport and arranged an escort so that I wouldn’t feel alone. They gave me hugs and laughs promises of reunions sooner rather than later. They gave me their vote of confidence that this new adventure was exactly where I’m supposed to be, and the journey is a part of that. I was on my way to starting a new job, one that I was supposed to start in August prior to getting hit in the head with a baseball. I didn’t know what would happen when I landed in Indianapolis. I didn’t know if I would be able to get to my hotel, or if I would be able to make it to orientation the next morning. I was encouraged to ride the wave, one foot in front of the other, one decision at a time. Get to the hotel. Put on my pajamas. Go to sleep.

I made it to orientation, and when the materials in front of me read, “Ask yourself everyday what you can do to improve the future” I again felt like I was just where I was supposed to be. I have a contribution to make, and I found a receptacle for it. I’m so tired of fighting, of pouring all of my energy, truly my heart and soul, into swimming against the tide. I found my wave and I’m gonna ride it for a while.

Orientation went well. My doctor and I had discussed how only I know how I feel and how it wouldn’t be a switch that turns back on, but rather a retraining of my brain, an exercising of the muscles to regain strength, physically and mentally. I spent a month laying in bed, thinking about my life from 30,000 ft above it. I fell asleep thinking about it and I woke up thinking about it. I got to sit and watch for a while. I got to take a break. The opportunity that is before me is to start exercising my mind again, in a new place and space, with this newfound experience and knowledge, at a slower pace. My new coworkers supported me in my need for breaks on those first three days. I could sit in a conference room and ask questions and take notes. I couldn’t make it out to dinner. I could sit in the common area and engage in conversation about why I said yes to this job, and what I hope to bring. I couldn’t have the same conversation while walking.

I got into an Uber yesterday afternoon on my way to the airport, finally on my way home, realizing that this was, after all, exactly what I needed. On the way to the airport, we drove past a sign for Cincinnati and I was filled with memories of that time not so long ago, of my desire to be there again where it was familiar, and safe, where it was easy and where we were all happy and life was good. What I want more than that right now is to go home, and home is in a different place now, called by a different name.

I feel like I’ve been floating above my life ever since we made the decision to move back in May, and I’m finally about to land. A thousand things have happened between now and then that have made me question our decision, and yet the universe is putting us right where we belong. The new perspective I’ve been afforded in all of this is incredible, and it’s not something that you could have ever asked for. I wouldn’t change any of it. I’m grateful for all that has happened – the pain and the fear and the uncertainty. The kids learned agility and bravery and vulnerability through this. I learned patience and kindness and gratitude. As we began our initial descent, I can’t help but feel like I’m finally landing exactly where I’m supposed to be. I wouldn’t be as tired, or as healed as I am if I hadn’t experienced the challenges of the last 6 weeks and the last 6 days. So I’m raising a glass to you, universe. A glass of sparkling water since booze is still off the table. I’m offering a toast to my team – my family and my friends, near and far, who have stuck with us on this crazy adventure. All the love to you. I want to live a life with greater purpose - the "if it's not a 'Hell Yeah!' it's a 'No'" kind of life. I want to help other people to experience this clarity and joy of living wholeheartedly without having to experience the trauma or tragedy that is often what brings us to it. Today I will get out of bed. I will pour my coffee. I will open my computer. And we will see what life brings next.
          Where do you stand?      Cache   Translate Page      
Rather than using the Patient Registry data to recognize if your CF care center is above or below "average" on outcome measures like lung function, check out what's possible! Below is the data from 2015. These are the average lung function numbers at the Pediatric CF Care Centers across the US available on the CFF website. Why strive for "average" when you can see what's possible!

The range of average lung function from accredited CF Care Center to accredited CF care center spans from 105.8 to 76.8. Tri-Services Military Cystic Fibrosis Center has an average lung function of 105.8, while West Virginia University Charleston Division has an average lung function of 76.8. There are plenty of "guesses" as to why this variation exists, but it's time to learn and improve. We need to move past guessing and assumptions. I appreciate that socioeconomic differences exist. I appreciate that resources from center to center differ. The fact remains that until we focus effort on learning from one another and improving, outcomes in the CF community will not change. I'm not ok with with. Where do you stand?

This is what I'm talking about in my last post when I mention "variation". What if we could all learn from what the best centers are doing, the centers with the highest outcomes, to try to achieve things that aren't currently possible in other center with the current standard of care! It's time for us to become impatient, require this change, this learning, this opportunity to change the trajectory of our kids lives.

Click on the upper righthand corner of this image below to search for your center to see where you stand. Then tell me where you'd like to go from here!
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Dan the Automator (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Jody's Highlights: Remember how I said I hate music festivals, then changed my mind? […]

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CA-San Francisco, Someone who: Will research and review leading edge technology companies related to variety of subjects like block chain, continuous authentication; compile white papers and advise as to what products and respective companies best to approach for partnership. Review what is new, hot, upcoming. Responsibility for research will include Meeting with internal stakeholders to determine technologies of i
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          PG&E Spared Criminal Charges in Deadly 2017 California Wildfires      Cache   Translate Page      
An investigation into fierce wildfires that swept Northern California's wine country in 2017, killing 46 people, found no basis to criminally charge PG&E, the utility whose power lines helped spark the conflagration, prosecutors said on Monday. The decision, which leaves the company potentially liable for billions of dollars in civil damages, capped a review by the district attorneys of Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt and Lake Counties, as well as the state attorney general's office, according to a joint statement. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection concluded last June that a dozen of the wind-driven blazes were ignited by power lines owned by the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and cited code violations in eight of those fires. The cases were referred to prosecutors to determine whether PG&E had behaved with criminal negligence in failing to remove dead and dying trees around its equipment. Ultimately, prosecutors found insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt "that PG&E acted with a reckless disregard for human life in causing the fires, the standard necessary to sustain criminal charges," they said. The fires, more than 20 in all, erupted the night of Oct. 8, 2017, and raced across several counties north of San Francisco, collectively dubbed the North Bay Fires. The flames killed 46 people, scorched at least 245,000 acres (99,148 hectares) and incinerated 8,900 structures, including entire subdivisions in the Sonoma County town of Santa Rosa. An estimated 100,000 people were placed under evacuation orders and the region's renowned wine-making industry was thrown into turmoil. The San Francisco-based utility filed for bankruptcy in January, citing potential civil liabilities in excess of $30 billion from the North Bay fires and a separate 2018 blaze that killed 85 people. Commenting on Monday's decision to spare the company from criminal prosecution, PG&E issued a statement saying the safety of its 16 million customers and 24,000 employees "remains our highest priority." "We continue to focus on helping our customers and communities in these counties continue to recover and rebuild," the company said. Prosecutors, however, stopped short of exonerating PG&E altogether. "Proving PG&E failed in their duty to remove trees was made particularly difficult in this context as the locations where the fires occurred, and where physical evidence could have been located, were decimated by the fires," they said in their statement. The company remains on criminal probation from its conviction for a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion near San Francisco and is still a defendant in numerous private civil cases stemming from wildfires.
          Google Street View car seen taking pictures in Baton Rouge lately      Cache   Translate Page      
Google Street View car seen taking pictures in Baton Rouge lately

BATON ROUGE &ndash; Google appears to be updating the Street View images of Baton Rouge.

At least one roving vehicle with the now iconic camera fixed to a pole sticking from its roof has been seen around the Mid City area. First, last week then again on Tuesday.

A Hyundai with the camera on its roof was seen going up and down Government Street and side streets. Google has not responded to an email from WBRZ asking for specifics about the route or plans for the updated imagery. When using the Street View feature on Google&rsquo;s website, a timestamp reports the last images for Street View scenes in the Mid City area were captured in June 2018.

An easy and random search of Baton Rouge streets shows updated Street View images across the parish were captured between 2016 and 2018. In some neighborhoods, flood debris is still seen along the curbs in neighborhoods where the Google car recorded images in the weeks and months after the August 2016 flood.

A feature in Street View also lets users return to previous years&rsquo; images &ndash; some dating back to 2008.

Google Street View has been around since 2007, logging more than 10 million miles of roads and scenery, according to a Wired.com article from December 2017 highlighting a NASA scientist&rsquo;s newly-designed camera for Google &ndash; the first upgrade to the Street View camera system since 2009.

Wired highlighted the program&rsquo;s history, too &ndash; reporting Street View cars, as of the end of 2017, had snapped more than 80 billion photos in 85 countries. The idea for the system itself is traced back to Google&rsquo;s founding when CEO Larry Page videotaped a drive around San Francisco. Test cars hit the road in 2006 and launched publicly the following year.

The cars snap 360-degree pictures, letting users walk down the street and look around.

The car seen in Baton Rouge has California license plates. It is not clear how long it will be photographing Baton Rouge streets.

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          Galaxy S10, smartphone gập đôi sẽ ra mắt ngày 20/2      Cache   Translate Page      
Samsung đã phát thư mời sự kiện Unpacked 2019 sẽ diễn ra ngày 20/2 tại San Francisco (Mỹ). “Chúng tôi sẽ tiết lộ các thiết bị mới hứa hẹn sẽ mở ra những trải nghiệm Galaxy mới dựa trên 10 …
          Lockdown At San Francisco’s Balboa High Lifted, 4 Suspects Detained      Cache   Translate Page      
The lockdown at Balboa High School and three other nearby schools in San Francisco has been lifted and four suspects detained following an incident where a gun was found on campus, according to authorities.
          This Michigan Street is Almost As Twisty and Steep as San Francisco's Legendary Lombard Street      Cache   Translate Page      
There's a street in the Upper Peninsula that comes about as close as you can get to the twistiness of Lombard in Michigan.
          Facilities in Dallas      Cache   Translate Page      
Facilities in Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco are currently operating. A facility in Miami will become operational this month and another facility will open in New Jersey in July. The company also announced plans to open facilities in Santa Clara and Philadelphia. Some Latino kids had no choice, they had to find a job […]
          Director, WW Demand Generation - Commvault - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
In-depth understanding of the buyer journey and ensure measurability across all digital channels (objective setting, analytical skills, and familiarity with...
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          Social Media Manager (Contract) - Hotaling & CO. - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Is looking for a full-time Social Media Marketing Contractor to manage, design and deliver highly impactful social experiences for the following brands:....
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          Project Manager - R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Print design, Web design, animation, print production and prepress. The Project Manager (PM) provides client and team leadership for the Creative Services and...
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          Senior Content Marketing Strategist - Blue Shield of California - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Drive measurement and analysis for the effectiveness of content messaging, design format and distribution. Delivery, primarily through digital media, must bring...
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          Electrical Engineer, Embedded Robotics - Creator - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Anywhere where there are moving components 5 years of progressive experience in designing and architecting electrical systems for controls and sensors 3 years...
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          RF Engineering Director - amdocs - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience in RF wireless design engineering for a telecommunications system; If you’re a smartphone user then you are part of an ever more connected and...
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          Full Time Key Holder - James Perse - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for...
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          Senior Product Designer - Mischief - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
This person will be the de facto head of Design. Mixes visual, UX, and interaction design skills and experience....
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          Senior Software Engineer - Backend - Mischief - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Design and develop the backend that powers Mischief. Design effective data models that allow for scalability and a seamless user experience....
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          Senior Data Scientist - Mischief - San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Familiarity with experimental design and A/B testing. We do this through intelligent design and machine learning applications that looks to tie together an...
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          How are you celebrating the GoTopless Day?      Cache   Translate Page      
This National Holiday is NOT on the Top News of the leading news agencies, however, it is on TOP of the people’s searches. No wonder, why! That is day, promoting gender equality, fairness, and freedom! It is a nice event to participate, and it is dedicated to a good cause.



GoTopless Day always falls at the Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day, Aug 26. Almost 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920 women earned their legal right to vote on the basis of Gender Equality. 35 years ago, in 1971, the US Congress has made August 26 into a nationally recognized date and named it "Women's Equality Day". The president of the United States is summoned to commemorate this date each year.

It is only logical that GoTopless Day protests (or celebrations depending on the legal status of your city) would fall around Women's Equality Day since the right to go topless for women is based on gender equality as their right to vote once was.



On Sunday Aug. 28, people in cities around the world are invited to stand up for women's right to go topless in public.

It is not about feminism. In the past, women often had to act like men when fighting for their rights, so they repressed their femininity. Today, GoTopless women see their femininity as a powerful asset as they struggle for equal rights in male-dominated society.

GoTopless is committed to helping women perceive their breasts as noble, natural parts of their anatomy (whether they are nursing or not). Breasts shouldn't have to be "modestly" or shamefully hidden from public view any more than arms, legs or feet. GoTopless is also committed to helping men differentiate between nudity and sexuality. If the presence of a topless woman in public triggers a sexual impulse, it can easily be controlled in the same way men control themselves when they see a woman wearing a mini skirt or revealing ample cleavage. Men manage to appreciate these things while still showing respect! Choosing consciousness above hormones leads to a peaceful, respectful society providing additional freedom and beauty.



This year, rallies are planned in 54 cities around the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami and Washington, D.C.

Go Topless spokeswoman Rachel Jessee said the principle of the protest is to promote “equal rights and respect for each other.” “The idea that women should cover up is shameful,” she told The Huffington Post. “We should not feel ashamed. We want to instill self-love and a love for each other.”

In the US, three states, Utah, Indiana, and Tennessee, outright ban toplessness, while laws in 14 other states are murky on the topic.





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          San Francisco Tightens Pride Parade Security      Cache   Translate Page      
San Francisco public safety officials are taking no chances with this weekend’s Pride celebration after an attack this month at a gay nightclub in Orlando in which 49 people were massacred.



For the first time, there will be metal detectors — a combination of walk-through machines and handheld wands — at all entry points to Pride’s two-day celebration in Civic Center Plaza on Saturday and Sunday. People attending the two-day event also will not be permitted to bring in bags bigger than 18 by 18 inches, and bags will be searched. Visitors won’t be required to remove their shoes like at airports.

Pride spokesman Sam Singer said organizers and police have yet to decide how many entry points there will be. He also said it is undecided, who will pay for the metal detectors. Private security guards will operate them, and city officials said to expect lengthy lines to get into the event.



The two-day celebration will feature one main stage as well as 20 smaller stages and venues featuring music, performers and speakers. The festivities will last from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Mayor Ed Lee said city officials and other agencies met this morning to review security and emergency plans for this weekend's Pride celebrations, which are expected to draw as many as 1 million people.

There won’t be metal detectors or limitations on bag size at Sunday’s Pride parade, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at Market and Beale streets, and ends at Market and Eighth streets. But there will be a larger-than-usual police presence and a contingent of undercover officers will also patrol LGBT clubs.

Overall, the Police Department will deploy about 25 percent more officers for Pride events this year than last year, said Michael Redmond, deputy chief of the department’s operations bureau. Redmond couldn’t give an estimate of how many officers that equaled.



The extra security precautions seek to balance safety and fun. San Francisco Pride is one of the biggest events of its kind in the country, with an expected draw of about 1 million people. But the massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people, plus the gunman, and wounded dozens more has cast a pall on the normally festive occasion.

Anyone attending Pride events is being asked to stay vigilant and report anything suspicious to police or to Pride organizers and volunteers.


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          Teddy Roosevelt 1903 San Francisco Visit      Cache   Translate Page      
All who lives in San Francisco and nearby, may be curious how the city looked like 100 years ago, and how it was seen May 12, 1903, exactly 113 years back in the history, when President Theodore Roosevelt’s came here with historic visit. This trip has been captured on moving-picture film, making him the first president to have an official activity recorded in that medium.



A cameraman named H.J. Miles filmed the president while riding in a parade in his honor. The resulting short move was titled The President’s Carriage and was later played on “nickelodeons” in arcades across America. The film showed Roosevelt riding in a carriage and escorted by the Ninth U.S. Cavalry Regiment, which was unusual for the time, according to the Library of Congress and contemporary newspapers, because it was an all-black company.



President Roosevelt met the school children of San Francisco from 10:00am to 10:30am on this day. An estimated 40,000 school children gathered along both sides of Van Ness Avenue, west of the downtown area, for the parade. The wide north-south boulevard, partially lined with the mansions of the wealthy, was the approximate boundary between the old gold rush era city (to the east) and the newer western addition to the west. To better organize the students, each school was assigned a specific block and each student was given a flag to wave. Many adults were also on hand to watch the parade, which entered Van Ness at Pacific Avenue, proceeded south to Market Street, then doubled back up Van Ness to Pacific. The presidential carriage kept to the right so that all the children could get a good view of the President.


The parade was not just for the children, adults also filled the opposite sides of the streets and down other streets the parade followed. The video below was taken a little after 3:00pm, when the extensive military portion of the parade had already passed. The parade covered quite a few streets. According to the Library of Congress: “The camera view is from the north side of Market Street, just east of Grant Avenue. After leaving the Southern Pacific train station at Third and Townsend streets, the parade proceeded up Third Street and wound through downtown San Francisco before continuing up Market Street to a ceremony at the Native Sons Hall on Mason Street.”


In the clips, Roosevelt is shown riding in the carriage. An entourage of secret service men walk besides the presidential carriage – in increased numbers as previous presidents had. This was because of the assassination of Roosevelt’s predecessor, President William McKinley, in September 1901. Another important thing to note is that the presidential carriage was also escorted by members of the Ninth U.S. Cavalry Regiment. This was quite unusual at the time. Why? The Ninth U.S. Cavalry Regiment was an all-black company.

Miles, who wielded the camera on Market Street, would make a fortune in the motion picture business, and then jump to his death in 1908 from the seventh floor of the Concord apartment house on Riverside Drive in New York.


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          Acuerdo de hermandad e intercambio cultural      Cache   Translate Page      

*Lo revalidad Mostazal, Chile y Tultepec. La municipalidad de San Francisco Mostazal, República de Chile y la alcaldía de Tultepec, refrendaron el acuerdo de amistad e intercambio cultural y educativo entre ambos pueblos, el cual será vigente durante la presente administración municipal, con el objetivo de mantener la hermandad entre ambas localidades. Armando Portuguez Fuentes y Sergio Medel Acosta, alcaldes de ambas municipalidades, junto con sus respectivos cabildos, signaron el convenio este martes en Tultepec, el cual estará vigente lo que resta de la presente administración. A través de este acuerdo ambas alcaldías se comprometen a promover la educación, el enriquecimiento cultural y a compartir tradiciones latinoamericanas, e incentivar el intercambio folklórico de costumbres y tradiciones entre los pueblos de ambas comunidades. Para tal efecto, una vez al año se realizarán visitas recíprocas de delegaciones representativas de cada comuna, donde se realizan representaciones artísticas de danza, canto y cualquier otra demostración cultural que represente fielmente la idiosincrasia del país de origen. Este acuerdo de amistad e intercambio cultural y educativo, fue firmado originalmente por ambas alcaldías, el 3 de noviembre de 2016, con una vigencia de tres años, debiendo ser renovada por acuerdo recíproco de los órganos de gobierno de ambas alcaldías. Ambas delegaciones se comprometieron a recibir por un periodo de diez días y de forma recíproca a la delegación visitante de cada parte, brindándole de forma gratuita alojamiento, alimentación y traslado dentro y hacia los distintos lugares donde deban realizar sus presentaciones. Las representaciones participantes serán elegidas por el presidente municipal de cada localidad y por su ayuntamiento, mediante un procedimiento que asegure la participación de los alumnos más destacados del municipio y de grupos de arte y cultura representativos a propuesta del representante de cada casa de cultura.

La entrada Acuerdo de hermandad e intercambio cultural aparece primero en 8 Columnas.


          El Centre del Carme presenta una exposición y una investigación sobre los ‘niños robados’ en España      Cache   Translate Page      

A la presentación han asistido representantes de las asociaciones de víctimas. El director del Centre del Carme, José Luis Pérez Pont, presentó la muestra ‘Duerma en ti’, un proyecto de investigación de Aránzazu Borrachero Mendívil y Pedro Lange-Churión sobre los ‘niños robados’ en España. El proyecto realizado a través de la Universidad de San Francisco […]

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          Lingokids, tecnología a favor del conocimiento de los niños      Cache   Translate Page      

Lingokids, tecnología a favor del conocimiento de los niños


Después de que la startup naciera en San Francisco y Madrid en el 2016, la presencia en todos los continentes y más de 8 millones de usuarios por todo el mundo tiene una razón: una app que integra un modelo educativo de aprendizaje del idioma inglés para niños de manera divertida. Así Lingokids se consolida como la plataforma líder digital para aprender inglés como un segundo idioma, enfocada en niños entre 2 y 8 años de edad.

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          RSA Conference: Das ist neu bei Azure Security Center       Cache   Translate Page      
Auf der RSA Conference, die in der ersten März-Woche in San Francisco stattfindet, stellt Microsoft verschiedene Neuerungen im Bereich Sicherheit bei Azure und Microsoft 365 vor. So dürfen sich beispielsweise Nutzer von Azure Security Center über einige Mehr…...(read more)
          Convergenza DevOps con NetOps: F5 compra Nginx      Cache   Translate Page      

F5 Networks e Nginx hanno annunciato un accordo definitivo in base al quale F5 acquisirà tutte le azioni emesse e in circolazione di Nginx private per un valore aziendale totale di circa 670 milioni di dollari.

Il senso dell’operazione l’ha spiegato il presidente e ceo di F5 Networks, François Locoh-Donou, in una nota: “L’acquisizione di Nginx rafforza la nostra traiettoria di crescita accelerando la nostra trasformazione software e multicloud. Unendo il portafoglio di sicurezza delle applicazioni e i servizi applicativi per migliorare le prestazioni, la disponibilità e la gestione di F5 Networks alle soluzioni di gestione delle API e di gestione delle applicazioni software di Nginx, otteniamo il riconoscimento del marchio nella comunità DevOps e nella vasta base di utenti open source, e gettiamo un ponte sul divario che separa NetOps e DevOps fatto di servizi applicativi coerenti in un ambiente multicloud aziendale“.

Quindi ci si attende che F5 Networks migliori le attuali offerte della società acquisita con le proprie soluzioni di sicurezza e integrerà le proprie innovazioni native per il cloud con il software di load balancing di Nginx, accelerando il time to market di F5 dei servizi applicativi per le applicazioni a container.

F5 sfrutterà la forza vendita globale, l’infrastruttura dei canali e l’ecosistema dei partner per adattare le opportunità di vendita di Nginx per l’azienda.

Come rivela la stessa nota, la comunità open source di Nginx è stata uno degli elementi che più hanno determinato questa acquisizione. L’open source è una parte fondamentale della strategia multicloud di F5 e un driver per la prossima fase di innovazione.

F5 si aspetta che la combinazione con la società acquisita possa accelerare le sue integrazioni di prodotto con i principali progetti open source e migliorerà le sue solide partnership tecnologiche con i fornitori open source.

Alla chiusura dell’acquisizione F5 Networks manterrà attivo il marchio Nginx.

Gus Robertson, insieme ai fondatori della società Igor Sysoev e Maxim Konovalov, si uniranno a F5 e continueranno a guidare la società. Robertson si unirà al senior management team di F5, riferendosi a François Locoh-Donou. F5 manterrà le operazioni dell’acquisita a San Francisco e in altre località a livello globale in cui è presente.

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          Principal Advanced Analytics Architect, Personalized Healthcare IT (PHC-IT) - Genentech - South San Francisco, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
Solid business acumen; The Principal Advanced Analytics Architect must be an effective negotiator, leader and communicator in working with Roche/Genentech’s...
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          Trump vs. California immigration suit heads to appeals court      Cache   Translate Page      

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration will try to persuade a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants, seeking a win in one of numerous lawsuits between the White House and the Democratic-dominated state. At issue in the hearing before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is […]
          Cooling West Coast housing markets tilt field back toward buyers      Cache   Translate Page      
Buyers looking for homes in cities like Seattle, San Jose and Oakland this spring will have more negotiating power than they did during previous years, thanks to surging inventory tugging prices down across the western United States. Home sales hit 11-year lows in Southern California and in the San Francisco Bay area in January, and prices in the Denver and Portland areas fell this year for the first time since 2012, according to Bloomberg. And ... [more]
          Workers Protest Health Insurance Rates      Cache   Translate Page      
Union workers are calling for more transparency on health insurance rates. They held a rally outside a regulatory hearing in San Francisco, where they showed support for a bill to expand reviews of health insurance rates they say are squeezing workers and making contract negotiations more difficult.
Christopher Martinez reports.

          Aura Frames is seeking a Senior UX Designer      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Film Screenings in Honor of Jeff Adachi      Cache   Translate Page      
SAN FRANCISCO — Join the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., as it pays tribute to Public Defender Jeff Adachi (1959-2019) with free documentary screenings. Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m.: “Presumed Guilty: Tales of the Public Defenders” (2002), directed by Pamela Yates. The movie chronicles a year of trench warfare in jails, holding cells, [...]
          Gérant des restaurants - Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Chasseur - occasionnel - Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Hôte & - Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Host / Hostess - Tremblant-Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Chef de partie Ligne Soir - Tremblant-Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Chef De Partie - Tremblant-Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Chef du Restaurant Choux Gras - Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          Chef du Restaurant Choux Gras - Tremblant-Fairmont Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
The Plaza, à New York, The Savoy, à Londres, le Fairmont San Francisco, le Fairmont Banff Springs et le Fairmont Peace Hotel de Shanghai sont quelques exemples...
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          In-App-Unternehmen Smaato holt Datenschutz-Spezialistin Dajana Eberlin an Bord      Cache   Translate Page      
Smaato: Hamburg/San Francisco (ots) - Smaato, führende globale Echtzeit-Werbeplattform für In-App-Advertising, hat Dajana Eberlin (34) zur neuen internen Datenschutzbeauftragten bestellt. Zu ihrem Verantwortungsbereich gehören die Überprüfung bestehender ...
          Canadian travellers rush to change planes after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash      Cache   Translate Page      

A horrific Ethiopian Airlines crash that resulted in the deaths of 157 people from 35 different nations is raising concerns this week among flyers around the world—particularly in countries like Canada, where major carriers Air Canada and WestJet refuse to stop flying the exact same type of plane involved in Sunday's mass tragedy.

At least 27 international airlines have now grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in response to the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy, which saw such a plane bound for Kenya crash just six minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board.

As of Tuesday morning, Boeing 737 aircrafts had also been flat-out suspended from entering French, German, Australian, British, Irish, Polish, Belgian, Dutch, Austrian, Italian, Singaporean, Malaysian or Omani airspace.

These measures, while swift and strict, aren't being seen as overblown, given that Sunday's was the second fatal crash in just five months involving the popular Boeing model.

A Boeing 737 Max 8 went down similarly on October 29 within moments of taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, killing all 189 Lion Air passengers and crew aboard the plane.

Boeing itself maintains that the jet is safe, but concerns remain among experts over its safety features and flight control system.

A New York Times analysis published this week shows that Max 8 planes are currently used for around 8,500 flights per week on average, the most popular routes being in China and North America.

Air Canada is tied with American Airlines for the second-highest number of 737 Max 8s in the world with 24 in their fleets, preceded only by Southwest Airlines.

WestJet, another popular Canadian carrier, ties with India's SpiceJet for sixth place. Both have 13 of the increasingly-scrutinized plane models within their fleets.

China has grounded every Max 8 to be found within the country, but, despite hosting some of the busiest routes serviced by this same model, Canada or the U.S. have yet to follow suit.

It's making local airline passengers nervous.

Both Air Canada and Westjet are being inundated with queries on Twitter as to why they're still running the problematic jets.

Some passengers hope that the airlines will allow them to switch or delay flights in light of Sunday's disaster, which took the lives of 18 Canadians.

Some have even managed to get their flights changed for no additional cost.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Monday afternoon that he himself would board a Boeing 737 Max 8 right now and that Canada was not considering an airspace plan.

"This plane has millions of miles of flying," he commented. "If I had to fly somewhere on that type of aircraft today, I would."

On Tuesday, amidst growing pressure, Garneau issued a statement saying that he'd cancelled all of his meetings and public events for the day "in order to meet with my Civil Aviation Expert Panel."

"All evidence is being evaluated in real time and we're considering all potential actions," he said on Twitter.

WestJet and Air Canada both maintain through their respective social media channels that they are continuing to fly Max 8 jets.

"We have extensive analytical data supporting the safety of these aircraft, which have also performed excellently from reliability and customer satisfaction perspective," said the latter in a statement on Monday.

"We continue to monitor the situation and based on current information, and recommendations by government safety regulators, including Transport Canada, the FAA, and the manufacturer, we continue to operate our normal B737 schedule."

Interestingly enough, Air Canada did announce this afternoon that it had cancelled some flights bound for London, England on Tuesday and Wednesday, but only due to the U.K.'s civil aviation authority banning all Boeing 737s from their airspace.

At press time, a total of 108 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts were in flight across the world, 13 of them coming into or out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport.


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