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20 Jul 19
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Image copyright Getty Images This weekend, close to 200 million Americans will face temperatures of 90F (32C) and higher. Add in humidity, East Coast and Midwest will be feeling more like 110F (43C). Heat waves in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 90F (32C). 90F (32C). On the heels of earth's […]

20 Jul 19
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Warren Buffett is an 84 year old American Business Magnate, Investor and Philanthropist. He is one of the richest persons on earth with an estimated wealth of $74.4 billion as at 9th December 2014. He is the most successful investor of the 20th Century and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time. Warren Buffett is the chairman, CEO and […]

20 Jul 19
News Directory

This photograph in March 2019, provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding of the Lakota Cloud Solar Enterprise property on the Pine Ridge Reservation in south South Dakota. Red Cloud makes an estimate of flood damage at $ 250,000. The Plains and Midwest stage are hitting another massive winter storm on Wednesday and Thursday and […]

20 Jul 19
3 Reasons Why

3RY Update Part: 15 Date: 12th July ‘19 Day: 171 Title: A Slippery Slope KM Mark Start: 482 Start Location: Govan Wilson Road KM Mark Finish: 469 Finish Location: Pakiri Beach Holiday Park Actual KM Today: 14 Weather: Rain all day General: Up over Ōmaha Forest and past the MetService weather station. Had rained most […]

20 Jul 19
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There are 19,622 airports in the United States, according to the FAA. And not a single major airport is named for a woman of color.

20 Jul 19
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FROST, Tex. America is hot. Very hot. That is the name that even here flows in a city called Frost perspiration. In the sweaty landscape of America, panda & # 39; s popsicles, car & # 39; s explode cinnamon buns and some people, in an attempt to endure the blazing sun, get into their […]

19 Jul 19
A. M. S.

Being a writer is a vocation and passion that comes with a lot of intrinsic joys and fulfillment. There are also a host of difficulties and fears that accompany every writer’s journey. I know this well, and if you’ve been a writer for any length of time, you might, too. Having a support system of […]

19 Jul 19
Booth, Justice and the American Pastime

Tonight marks the start of a big series at Cheney Stadium, and an important ten-day stretch of schedule with regards to the fate of the 2019 Tacoma Rainiers. First place Sacramento comes to town to open a three-game series tonight. After an off-day on Monday, the Rainiers hit the road and play three games in […]

19 Jul 19
FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

OMAHA, Neb.  — Around a year ago, Don Gearhart was fed up. Three times in a 12 month span he got rear-ended by a driver on the phone. “Told my wife I’m done with driving, this is ridiculous, it’s God telling me you need to get a different job so I actually went to work […]

19 Jul 19
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(CNN) – The Concho Valley has been dealing with hot temperatures the past couple of weeks. However, it could be worse. Parts of the Midwest and East Coast are so hot that events had to be canceled and roadways are starting to buckle. Locations across the United States are warning people to take care of themselves as a heat wave descends on a large portion of the country. In Illinois the Department of Transportation is warning motorists to be wary of roads buckling in the extreme heat. “Pavement failures or blowouts occur when prolonged high temperatures cause the road to expand and buckle up or blow out, resulting in uneven driving surfaces,” the Department said in a press release on their website. The likelihood for buckling is increased even more by rain and humidity. Buckled roads have already been seen in Kansas. The Hays Police Department posted a photo of a heat-buckled road on Tuesday. In Indiana, Ellis Park was forced to cancel their races for Friday. Ellis Park cancels live racing for Friday out of precaution for people and horses amid extreme heat advisory. Called off early to give as much notice as possible. More to come. @14News @Beth14News @my44news @WEHTWTVWlocal @courierpress @courierjournal @KyHBPA @EJXD2 @DRFMcGee— Ellis Park Racing (@EllisParkRacing) July 18, 2019 New York’s Saratoga Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club in Laurel have also canceled all of their races for Saturday and Sunday due to the extreme heat. Michigan also could not escape from the heat. Heat index values were going to be so high that the I-96 Speedway cancelled their races for Friday and Saturday. “Conditions would be miserable and dangerous not only for fans but also for the teams and drivers,” the speedway said in a Facebook post. As of Friday morning, about 185 million people are under a heat watch, warning or advisory. The heat warnings cover a large swath of the Midwest, including Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland and Omaha, as well as parts of the East Coast, including New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC. Heat watches are centered around coastal South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, as well as parts of New Hampshire.
19 Jul 19
CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF / CNN) — There are 19,622 airports in the United States, according to the FAA. And not a single major airport is named for a woman of color. But if Tiffany Miller gets her way, that could change. Miller and her family are behind a grassroots campaign to rename Oakland International Airport after Maggie Gee, a pioneering female aviator and member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II. While there are some regional airports and airfields named for women in the United States — including one named for Jacqueline “Jackie” Cochrane, director of the WASPs, in Riverside, California — there is not a single commercial airport (with a capacity of more than 10,000 passengers a year, and with paved runways) named for a woman. Gee grew up in the Bay Area and had deep connections to the community. She spent many afternoons with her family watching planes take off and land at Oakland International Airport and later became one of just two Chinese-American WASPs. After the war, she became a physicist and worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Maggie Gee. (Harmon Family / CNN) Miller got to know Gee through her late maternal grandmother Elaine Danforth Harmon, aka “Gammy,” who was also a WASP. The two became close and remained friends after their service. Gee, who did not marry or have children, was an honorary member of the Miller family and died in 2013. After Harmon’s death in 2015, Miller, her two sisters, and their mother successfully petitioned the United States Army to have their grandmother’s ashes buried at Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. Yet Miller refused to end her mission when her grandmother passed. Honoring the WASP legacy became her life’s work. “There’s no finish line in terms of history. It’s a constant struggle,” she tells CNN Travel. “We need to continue to work on this topic because my grandmother’s not here anymore.” So, what does it take to actually rename an airport? Janet Bednarek, a professor at the University of Dayton who specializes in aviation history, tells CNN Travel that the process isn’t easy. “Renaming anything costs a tremendous amount of money, so that’s part of it. There generally has to be a big political reason for doing it,” she explains. One recent example in the United States was when Houston Intercontinental Airport was renamed for President George H.W. Bush in 1997. Bednarek notes that renaming an airport isn’t as simple as just, say, changing your name on Facebook. It can cost millions of dollars to reprint maps, change signs (at the airport and on highways and roads leading there) and to educate the public about the new name. As a result, there usually has to be a significant reason for taking on the project. Eppley Airfield in Omaha, for example, is named for the person who donated the money needed to convert the airport into a jetport, making it big enough to handle jets. “The big airports usually get a name or a name change because there’s a celebrity associated with it,” Bednarek says. She cites two California airports as examples: Hollywood Burbank Airport (named for Bob Hope) and John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana (Orange County). Without the backing of a prominent politician or an A-list celebrity, though, it can be tough to rally enough support or cash to rename an airport. Despite her accomplishments, Gee isn’t a household name. Bednarek suggests that one way to give the campaign traction could be capitalizing on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2025. In the past, Hollywood notoriety has helped lesser-known historical figures get their due. “Hidden Figures” and “A League of Their Own” both brought women’s history to the big screen and helped raise the profiles of NASA computers and AAGPBL baseball players, respectively. Katherine Johnson, who was played by Taraji P. Henson in “Hidden Figures,” was responsible for calculating the trajectory for America’s first trip to space and was awarded the National Medal of Freedom in 2015. Following the success of the film, NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation Facility was renamed in Johnson’s honor. President Barack Obama awarded the WASPs — as a group — the Congressional Gold Medal for Service in 2009, with both Gee and Harmon among those in attendance in the Oval Office. Of the 1,074 women who completed training to become a WASP, 38 died while serving their country. They did this despite facing sexism and racism — and being paid less than their male counterparts. Ironically, one of the WASP responsibilities was training some of the male pilots whose work would outshine theirs. This is a reflection of the aviation industry as well. Less than 2% of all pilots registered around the world are female. “The lack of representation of women in the public sphere perpetuates a misperception that women haven’t done anything important in our history,” Miller says. “Ten million people a year come through the Oakland airport, and that’s 10 million people a year who we have an opportunity to teach. The name Gee could be just as American as Kennedy and O’Hare.” Miller recently met with Bryant L. Francis, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland. “[He] told me that they are absolutely not open to considering a name change at this time,” Miller says. “He said that they need to remain focused on building the business at the airport and don’t want to distract from that goal. According to Miller, Francis “offered to at least look into the possibility of naming a facility, like a terminal, after Maggie Gee or putting together a display in one of the terminals honoring multiple aviators with a local connection.” A spokesperson for The Port of Oakland said the airport disagrees with Miller’s characterization of events and declined further comment to CNN Travel. © Copyright 2019 CNN. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
19 Jul 19
Wausau Pilot & Review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania’s message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds helping counties buy brand-new […]

19 Jul 19
Backpacking Europe Sample Itineraries

Normandy France Day 17 Sample Itinerary I use the following rating system when ranking the sights: ▲▲▲ Don’t Miss ▲▲ Try hard to see ▲ Worthwhile if you can make it   OMAHA BEACH Omaha Beach is the landing zone most familiar to Americans. This well-defended stretch was where US troops suffered their greatest losses. Going west from Arromanches, I’ve listed four powerful stops (and a few lesser ones): […]