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    Cal Fire troops battle the Dixie Fire in Plumas County, California, July 2021.Noah Berger/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Zack Bashoor was 19 years old when he joined the US...
    While the epidemic has accelerated the digital transformation of many companies in Colombia, the truth is that companies like Gropo Nutresa, For five years, they worked on a transformational model that covered an important area: capacity development. (Portfolio Awards 2021: Winners and Special Recognitions). That is why the company was awarded the first Digital Transformation Portfolio Award....
    Thousands in Southern California are without power on Thanksgiving for the second year running as the region's largest utility cut off service amid risks of strong winds causing wildfires.  Edison International of Southern California halted power service to 63,835 homes and businesses across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The shutoff began around 10:36 a.m. local time...
    (CNN)Almost 60,000 pounds of roasted turkeys, over 38,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and over 68,000 pies and cakes were shipped around the world by the Department of Defense's Logistics Agency to make sure American service members stationed in the US and across the globe will have a Thanksgiving meal.The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support team starts working on coordinating the...
    I WONDER what would have happened if our vaccine programme had been run by the civil service instead of a special task force. Given most bureaucrats have spent the past year-and-a-half sitting at home playing Fortnite, I suspect millions of us would still be vaccine-free right now. 8I suspect millions of us would still be vaccine-free right nowCredit: PA 8Vaccine...
    The Met Council, the Twin Cities regional planning and transit agency, isn’t alone in how the COVID-19 pandemic affected its operations and people. The shutdowns of many businesses — and the advent of work from home — slashed ridership and revenue for the agency. Already facing a structural deficit, it was pushed further into the red with the loss of...
    Metro is taking steps to make boarding through all doors available to bus riders. During a meeting last Thursday, transit officials gave an update on the regional Bus Transformation Project, which aims to improve service and customer experience. In order to make all-door boarding possible, rear-door targets are needed, which is part of a larger fare contract that’s underway, according...
    By Team-ish November 22, 2021 A + A- Apple, the maker of the iPhone, has been providing excellent service to its users. Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, made between October 2020 and April 2021, have sound problems for consumers. If anyone thinks they have this problem on their iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, the company...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The regional train system serving the Washington, D.C., area will remain on drastically reduced service levels through at least the end of this year, as authorities grapple with a safety problem that has forced the majority of the trains out of service. Paul J. Wiedefeld, general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), announced Monday...
    It is no secret that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has been hemorrhaging money for years, and 2021 is no different. Last week, the USPS posted a net loss of nearly $5 billion in fiscal year 2021. Any reasonable mind would agree that this trend is unacceptable and that serious, substantive changes need to be made to get the agency...
    The protection (and un-protection) of Gray Wolves is a rollercoaster of a story. After people nearly hunted these wolves to extinction in the lower 48 states, the United States granted them federal protections in the 1960s.  In 1974, the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service listed gray wolves as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  But beginning around 2003, the...
    A SUPERMARKET employee has revealed the most annoying things that customers do at checkouts, that they may not realise. Keeley White explains that there are three types of rude customers that she deals with on a daily basis at work. 2Keeley says that some customers don't mind holding up the queueCredit: TikTok / @itkeeley Taking to her TikTok account, Keeley...
    Washington (CNN)Jamie Ritter can't connect to the internet from his home in Denmark, Maine, which is at the end of a road, down a dirt driveway and too far away from existing infrastructure.He's been shepherding a community effort to bring broadband to Maine's lake region for more than a year. The new $65 billion federal investment in broadband included in...
    You might want to get in line now to get your holiday mail out in time. The United States Postal Service is the nation’s most popular federal agency by a mile—91% of Americans have a favorable opinion of it. Or at least, 91% of Americans (as close as you can get to unanimous in public opinion) loved it before Trump turned it...
    For the first time in the United States' 245-year history, American women could be required to sign up for the Selective Service after legislation expanding the draft is expected to get the green light from Congress, a report out Wednesday stated.   A measure changing the requirements for the Selective Service from male-only to 'all Americans' could pass the Senate as...
    London (CNN)Britain's Queen Elizabeth has undertaken her first engagements since being forced to miss the Remembrance Sunday service over the weekend after spraining her back. "Her Majesty received General Sir Nicholas Carter at Windsor Castle today upon relinquishing his appointment as Chief of the Defence Staff," according to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. This is a developing story -- more to...
    There are few things that can truly make a person palpitate in their pantaloons, but for conservatives, Rep. Katie Porter with a whiteboard is one of those things, or should be. She should really start doing these demonstrations with a Captain America shield, because this woman is a bonafide superhero when it comes to making Republicans look corrupt and foolish....
    by Ian O. Williamson, University of California, Irvine Finding good employees has always been a challenge - but these days it's harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The so-called quit rate – the share of workers who voluntarily leave their jobs – hit a new record of 3% in September 2021, according to the...
    THE human spine is a vulnerable structure and bears quite considerable amounts of force during our day-to-day activities. Back sprains usually take two to six weeks to get better but for the Queen, at 95, it could take double that. 2The Queen would have had to stand for a good few hours for the Remembrance Day service so it was...
    FEARS were growing for the Queen’s health last night after she missed her first Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph for 22 years. The monarch, 95, was said to be “deeply disappointed” after a back strain forced her to pull out of the service just hours beforehand. 39Fears were growing for the Queen’s health after she missed her first Remembrance Day...
    A member of the Queen's Household Cavalry appeared to faint ahead of today's Remembrance Sunday ceremony.  The female guard appeared to have fainted from the pavement onto the tarmac in front of shocked crowds at the Cenotaph on Whitehall in London, on November 14. As the troops, who were dressed in full uniform, including the red plume Albert helmet, stood professionally...
    THE Queen will miss today's Remembrance Sunday event after spraining her back, Buckingham Palace confirmed. Her Majesty, 95, was due to make her first official appearance after resting for a month under doctor's orders to lead the nation in commemorating our brave soldiers. 1The Queen will not attend today's service But the Palace said she will now not attend the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There is a new bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. Reverend Dr. Ketlen A. Solak was consecrated Saturday and will lead 11 counties and 34 congregations in southwestern Pennsylvania. READ MORE: Detour In Place On Pa. Turnpike In Somerset County Due To Fatal CrashSolak is not only the first woman to lead the Diocese but the...
    Getty A "now hiring" sign outside of a Wendy's restaurant on October 08, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The so-called quit rate – the share of workers who voluntarily leave their jobs – hit...
    “Thank you for your service.” We commonly hear these words at this time of year, as we celebrate and honor military veterans and the enduring impact of their service on our country and our lives. This impact may be most apparent in the service roles we typically associate with the military, such as frontline missions, peacekeeping tours and crisis relief....
    ▶ Watch Video: Letters from Virginia middle schoolers thank veterans for their service Rat-infested boxes of stale cakes baked for U.S. troops littered the piles of backlogged mail before an all-Black female battalion stepped up to sort through the postal bags and packages. The 855 women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion deployed to Europe in 1945, charged with...
    It's the go-to email service for many people around the world, but it appears that Gmail has crashed this morning.  According to DownDetector, the issues started at around 08:44 BST.  While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues, 49 per cent said they were struggling with a server connection, 30 per cent will having problems...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent Veterans' Day on an army base in New Jersey, enjoying lunch with service members and sharing stories of the mental health challenges of being in the armed forces.  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex - who on Wednesday night dazzled at a gala honoring the military in Manhattan, on the Intrepid aircraft carrier -...
    MARLBORO (CBS) – More than 80 residents at the New Horizons assisted living facility in Marlboro are veterans and consider Veterans Day special, but one is older than the holiday itself. One-hundred-year-old Arthur Butler told WBZ-TV about his time in the service during World War II and all about being stationed in Texas and then California. READ MORE: Who Was...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There was a memorial service held Thursday for the child known as “The Boy in the Box.” Sixty-four years after his beaten, scarred body was found stuffed in a box in Fox Chase, his identity and that of his killer are still a mystery. On Thursday at Ivy Hill Cemetery, where there is no name on his...
    The first year of Joe Biden’s presidency appears likely to end with Postmaster Louis DeJoy, Trump’s pick to dismantle the nation’s longest-serving institution, inexplicably still in office. Biden has had a lot do to and many messes to clean up, but this one is right at the top and should have been dealt with already. The problem is, he can’t...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Naperville college is getting national recognition for its service to Latino students. “Excelencia in Education” named North Central College a top winner for their program servicing first generation students. North Central College junior Chris Martinez told CBS 2’s Marissa Parra his parents were “definitely proud” when they found out he was going to college. READ MORE:...
    Getty Is mail delivered on Veterans Day? Happy Veterans Day 2021! Because today is a federal holiday, you may be wondering if mail is going to be delivered today. As with many federal holidays, numerous businesses and services are closed today on November 11, including the U.S. Postal Service’s mail delivery and post offices. However, some post office...
    Thursday morning’s Veterans Day celebrations at Arlington National Cemetery will include a centennial commemoration of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, featuring a wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Joe Biden and a joint service flyover. The flyover, with a formation from each service branch, will take place over the cemetery concurrently with the procession set for 9 a.m. Thursday, rain...
    Feelings too powerful to experience by themselves brought old friends together Tuesday near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. A couple with shared military service traveled to meet up and road trip to the D.C. area to pay their respects together. Another couple commemorating the 50th anniversary of a friendship came from different states to honor...
    (CNN Business)If your Tuesday morning started out with internet connectivity problems, it's not just you.Comcast customers in various areas across the United States, including parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois, reported outages early Tuesday with their Xfinity internet service. Outage tracking service Downdetector recorded more than 52,000 outage reports around 9 a.m. ET, with most complaining of a "total...
    In this article XRP.CM=Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse speaks onstage during Day 1 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018.Steve Jennings | Getty Images for TechCrunchFintech start-up Ripple on Tuesday said it's launching a new product that lets financial services firms offer their customers the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. The San Francisco-based company said the feature, called Liquidity Hub, will give...
    (CNN)More than 70 current and former members of the US military, who all swore an oath to defend the Constitution, are now facing criminal charges and special attention from prosecutors for attacking their own democracy by storming the US Capitol on January 6. For these defendants, many with decorated combat records and multiple overseas deployments, their military service has become...
    15 totally iconic TV cameos The State Where the Most People Are Quitting Their Jobs The Cowboys helmets will look a little different than usual during their Week 9 clash with the Broncos on Sunday afternoon. Instead of having a white stripe sandwiched by two blue stripes in the middle of the helmet, the Cowboys have added a red...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re relying on the ‘T’ to get around this weekend, you may want to make other plans, as the Port Authority will be working on the Red line. ‘T’ service will be suspended between South Hills Junction and Overbrook Junction both Saturday and Sunday. Bus shuttles will make stops between Potomac Station...
    U.S. service members who don't receive the COVID-19 vaccine will reportedly risk their veteran's benefits and a lenient dismissal. Nonvaccinated individuals may receive other-than-honorable discharges if deemed required by local commanders, according to a report citing Defense and Veterans Affairs officials. Individuals in these cases will be ineligible to receive a preferential evaluation for benefits, the report stated. ...
    As part of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration, the public will be able to pay their respects at the Tomb of Unknown Soldier in a way they haven’t been able to for a hundred years — by laying a flower at the tomb. “It has been decades since the American public, other than for wreath ceremonies, has been able to...
    (CNN)Water levels reached the major flood stage in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday morning, according to a tidal gauge report.The gauge shows the tide reached 8 feet, the minimal level for major flooding, for a few minutes around 9 a.m.Saturday morning's tide is forecast to be even higher.Joey Sovine of affiliate WCSC tweeted, "This is the highest tide since December...
    (CNN)"Red Notice" has the polished feel of something concocted in a lab for maximum social-media attention (Dwayne Johnson! Ryan Reynolds! Gal Gadot!), then pieced together Frankenstein-style from parts of other movies. Yet the net effect is mildly enjoyable, creating a throwback caper film that showcases its stars doing what they do best, or rather for which they're best known.Written and...
    This article was written by WTOP’s news partner InsideNoVa.com and republished with permission. Sign up for InsideNoVa.com’s free email subscription today. Virginia’s Department of Rail and Public Transportation has thrown more cold water on an already frozen proposal to extend the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line to Haymarket or Gainesville. In a report to the General Assembly – requested by...
    In a statement, the US Federal Communications Commission approved the licensing of the space agency to build, deploy and operate a set of satellites that provide broadband technology and communications services to residential, commercial, corporate and government buildings. With the help of experts in the United States and around the world. “ “Advanced satellite broadband services play a key role...
    A “pretty similar” weather system to Monday’s storm is set to arrive on Wednesday night into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. “It’s nothing like what we saw back on Oct. 24th,” said NWS meteorologist Warren Blier. Santa Rosa and Mount Tamalpais could get 0.75 inches of rain, San Francisco could get 0.10 inches of rain, the South Bay...
    At least 10,000 Air Force service members face being discharged for refusing to abide by the November 2 vaccine mandate deadline - and 40 members have already been terminated. The military branch became the first to execute disciplinary actions for staff who objected to receiving the vaccine. Only basic military and trainees have been discharged so far, but after Tuesday,...