December 17, 2014

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United States to bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

United States to bid for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games By United States Olympic Committee (USOC) REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The United States Olympic Committee board of directors unanimously approved a U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the USOC announced today. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., remain under […]

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December 16, 2014

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U.S. Army building an airport just for drones in El Paso, Texas

U.S. Army building an airport just for drones in El Paso, Texas Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Complex (UAV) located on Fort Bliss Army Military Installation in El Paso, Texas. The airport will house the drones Gray Eagle and Shadow and include a 50,000-square-foot unmanned aircraft maintenance hangar and more than a mile of runways, aprons, and taxiways. […]

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December 13, 2014

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Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession

Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession BY Rakesh Kochhar and Richard Fry Pew Research Center The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families. But even as the economic recovery has begun to mend […]

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December 10, 2014

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Alesso – Heroes (we could be)

Alesso – Heroes (we could be) “Heroes” is a song by the Swedish DJ and music producer Alesso released on 25 August 2014. It peaked in the U.S. at Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Songs in December 2014. A remake of the song, titled “Heroes (We Could Be)” featuring the vocals of Swedish […]

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December 8, 2014

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape

NASA’s Curiosity Rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape NASA News Release December 8, 2014 Observations by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicate Mars’ Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years. This interpretation of Curiosity’s finds in Gale Crater suggests ancient Mars maintained […]

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December 8, 2014

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Bermuda: Cannabis (Marijuana) Medicine Act approved by members of parliament

Bermuda: Cannabis (Marijuana) Medicine Act approved by members of parliament By Jonathan Bell and Rebecca Zuill The Royal Gazette Legislation allowing the use of cannabis-derived medicines won approval in yesterday’s House of Assembly. However, the debate in the House of Assembly saw the Opposition criticising the new law as not going far enough, while Government […]

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December 4, 2014

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Bermuda will host the 2017 America’s Cup

Bermuda will host the 2017 America’s Cup Source: America’s Cup Event Authority The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. “In Bermuda we have a perfect […]

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December 3, 2014

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Denver has new commuter trains

Denver has new commuter trains By Nathan Heffel KUNC The East Commuter Rail Line between Denver’s Union Station and the Denver International Airport remains on schedule to open in 2016. The first four commuter cars that will travel the line have arrived in Colorado and are parked at Union Station in preparation for public tours. […]

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December 1, 2014

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Hilltop Hoods – “Cosby Sweater”

Hilltop Hoods – “Cosby Sweater” “Cosby Sweater” is a song by Australian hip hop group, Hilltop Hoods. It was released as the third single from the group’s seventh studio album, Walking Under Stars (2014). ________ Video: Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater ________ Hilltop Hoods formed in 1994 in Adelaide, South Australia. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) […]

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December 1, 2014

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Flashback: U.S. Higher Education -When Auburn University and North Carolina State University received their current names

Flashback: U.S. Higher Education -When Auburn University and North Carolina State University received their current names Dilemma X Sometimes the boards of trustees at colleges and universities feel the need to change their institutions’ names. Many times name changes are just done in a simple ceremonial process by: the boards of trustees, the state university […]

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