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It’s no secret that we’re bombarded with bothersome headlines more often than pleasant ones.
This piece is co-authored by Jens Ole Hansen, Global Market Director, Ramboll Energy How can you accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Accord? That is the common theme of the side events at Cop22 Climate Conference in Morocco right now
Moundsville, West Virginia There are two types of Halloween mounds: One is the delicious coconut candy bar. The other is the tumulus or Hügelgräber , a.k.a. the burial mound.
In John Oliver ’s latest segment on opioids during Last Week Tonight , he pulled up one of the key statistics pharmaceutical salespeople used to market prescription opioids to doctors in the 1990s: Less than 1 percent of patients taking opioids become addicted to painkillers. That figure is completely inaccurate, of course, and as Oliver points out, it has a disturbing origin story. “I know it may seem like they are pulling that number out of their ass, but they actually pulled it out of the letters to the editor section of the New England Journal of Medicine,” Oliver said. “Seriously
The Boston Herald, February 8, 1995 “Verizon plans to offer cable television to customers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts – starting with Somerville. More..
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Once upon a time, Amy Schumer dated a guy who turned out to be gay. So goes a recently released excerpt from the comedian’s upcoming book Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo featuring personal and observational stories from Schumer’s presumably eventful 35 years on planet Earth. More…
Lowell McAdam, Verizon Communications’ Chairman and CEO, second quarter, 2016 earnings call, July, 26th, 2016: “You saw the first fruits of this strategy in April, when we announced our One Fiber strategy for the city of Boston.” More…
Compare this write up about Verizon’s $300 million, 6 year build out of fiber optics in Boston, Massachusetts, with Verizon’s statement that the $300 million was already spent. Boston.com More..
Tom Brady pic.twitter.com/NCshn5nFx2 — ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) February 7, 2016 So, uh, how are NFL fans feeling about Tom Brady these days?
LISTEN HERE: By Mark Green Shrum and Lowry hear two “sighs of relief” in Iowa — from HRC, because two straight losses would’ve been awful, and from Lowry, because Iowa vindicated his gutsy National Review issue denouncing Trump. Also: There’s now a sense that Clinton’s rising in NH, while Rubio’s robotry reveals someone more callow than charismatic.
Kids getting footballs is still pretty great pic.twitter.com/949LSvUHEQ — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016 As has recently become a weekly tradition, the Carolina Panthers just made yet another young fan’s dream come true. Seemingly every Sunday, Cam Newton’s squad turns on-field success into off-field elation, as players run to the stands to give touchdown balls to Carolina loyalists
(Reuters) – Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York.
It’s often said that Buddhism is built on two core principles – wisdom and compassion. On intensive meditation retreats, I spend most of my time engaged in wisdom-based practice, with mindfulness at the root. But it is metta , the Pali term for loving-kindness, that imbues the long, silent days with a fundamental heartfulness.
One of the rarest whales in the world has been spotted off the coast of South Carolina for the first time in three years. An endangered North Atlantic right whale nicknamed Chiminea was seen earlier this month swimming near Folly Beach, not far from Charleston: Rare right #whale spotted off Folly Beach https://t.co/PBtnClWnMM Sea to Shore Alliance pic.twitter.com/dbvLQF4Zir — Kate Redman Ⓥ (@DolphinSeeker30) January 17, 2016 It was the first confirmed sighting of a right whale off South Carolina in three years , according to the Post and Courier newspaper. Right whales reach lengths of up to 55 feet, which is longer than a school bus, and weigh as much as 140,000 pounds, which is nearly the weight of an empty space shuttle.
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Mike Munchak has absolutely no chill. Towards the end of the first quarter of the Steelers’ Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night, Munchak yanked a handful of Bengals safety Reggie Nelson’s dreadlocks. Nelson barrelled into the Steelers’ sidelines after pushing running back Jordan Todman out-of-bounds. Munchak may have felt like Nelson unnecessarily shoved his running back into the sideline — Todman was nearly out-out-bounds when Nelson hit him, and the extra push sent Todman crashing into the bench. Todman should have been the star of the play for his darting run, but one of his coaches overreacted to a bit of chippiness on Nelson’s part.
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has responded to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s recent challenge with an all-timer of a touchdown catch. Ahead of Saturday night’s Steelers road playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Roethlisberger publicly challenged his inconsistent big-play threat
“Even creatures you might regard as though they were superfluous were integral to the creation of the world.” Midrash Rabbah on Exodus 7 I won’t go so far as to call them old friends – tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don’t seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind. But at least they don’t startle me quite as much as the first time we crossed paths. That first time, they made the impression of ‘Arov – the fourth plague of Egypt, about which we read this week – wild beasts stirred into the mix of human life where one least expects them.
by Rod Collins, Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors In a recent article in Acoustic Guitar , Adam Perlmutter chronicles the unusual career path of Dick Boak, one of Martin Guitar’s most creative luthiers. Today Boak is the historian-in-residence of the 183-year old company and one of the most respected craftsman in his profession, but his entrée and advancement in the revered company is an intriguing and unconventional tale. Boak was enamored with music and woodmaking at an early age.
I remember every detail of a recent exchange I had with my colleagues, and I think I always will. I was speaking with a team at our firm who told me how they had helped a global client achieve one of its most important priorities — data integrity — by developing predictive algorithms to detect data deviations. I know what you’re thinking: Why was I so interested in data algorithms
ATTN: The Honorable Penny Pritzker Secretary of Commerce Email: [email protected] Dear Madam Secretary, My Name is Jonah Bryson, and I am a 15-year-old American who is concerned about his future and the future of our planet. I have devoted much of my time and passion to making the world a better place. And at this point in time, with what we know, I am shocked that policy-makers still allow others to contribute to the extinction of species and depletion of biodiversity
If you’re protecting important personal accounts with nothing more than a few security questions, it may be time for an upgrade. A study from Google recently compared the use of security questions to other account recovery methods like SMS (short text messages) and an alternative email address. It found that true or made-up responses to questions like, “What was your mother’s maiden name?” or specific answers to prompts such as “Favorite Superhero,” “First Car” or “Childhood Phone Number,” weren’t a reliable way to recover or protect an account.
Lately, it seems like every week we read about a new hot startup selling for millions of dollars. Despite the high prices investors are willing to put on these companies, many are not profitable, and some are not even generating revenue
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of Asia burn include the jeweled flower mantis..
Even after getting sacked five times, Tom Brady is a determined quarterback whose only end goal is getting the win. That’s the mantra this season for a player that is hell-bent on proving to the world that he is deserving of his four championship rings, and on his way to getting one more. The Dallas Cowboys looked confused, bewildered, outplayed and just downright scared at times on Sunday when being pitted against the New England Patriots and their golden boy, Tom Brady.
We all thought it was a miracle when the Badgers beat Kentucky in the Final Four. Legislators – both Republican and Democrat – couldn’t wait to honor the University of Wisconsin basketball team.
Charlie Moore, also known as the Mad Fisherman, is the widely popular host of Charlie Moore: No Offense on the NBC Sports Network and Charlie Moore Outdoors on New England Sports Network. He is also the author of the book, The Mad Fisherman, which chronicles his life from poverty to host of two top rated sports programs. I recently sat down with Charlie at his home in NH and I can say that he’s as vibrant, insanely passionate, over the top, sincere, smart, and totally down to earth as they come
There are an estimated 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., a testament to the more than 25-year decline in mortality, according to the American Cancer Society.
The New England Patriots kicked off the 2015 NFL season by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-21 on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady, quarterbacking against the Steelers and the world , vanquished any preseason doubters by tossing four touchdowns for 288 yards on 25 of 28 passing
Many associate the end of summer with the return to the grind — but it doesn’t have to be so! As professional vacationers (hey, it actually can be a lot of work — and someone’s got to do it), we here at Oyster.com would beg to differ. The fall season can actually be a prime time for a getaway; even in popular autumnal locales, rates across the board generally aren’t at their very highest, and airline prices certainly aren’t soaring like they are around the holiday season
“The Hermitage by Jim Bowen ” by Jim Bowen from Zhenhai, China – Andrew Jackson’s Home . Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons . Church burnings, police shootings, and of course the horrific murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, remind us that, although the Civil War ended slavery, the mental and social world it fostered is still with us.
This Labor Day, American workers want two things: more pay and some concrete evidence that their incomes could rise. According to recent Labor Department data, civilian labor costs rose this past spring at the smallest rate in three decades, only 0.2% for wages and salaries. Having been faced with stagnating wages for 30 years now, workers are not in the mood to hear about reforms or programs or policies from economists and politicians that will take years or decades to implement and are pipe-dreams.
Tom Brady wants to put the “Deflategate” drama behind him. One day after a judge nullified his four-game suspension , the New England Patriots quarterback broke his silence by apologizing. “While I am pleased to be eligible to play, I am sorry our league had to endure this,” Brady wrote in a Facebook post Friday evening
Protein is the key to keeping cravings at bay, building lean muscle and dropping those last few pounds. But according to a new review published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, it’s not just how much protein you eat that’s important: It’s where you get your protein that also matters.
ABOUT THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE POLL – A new Boston Herald-Franklin Pierce University poll released earlier this week found Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a not-quite statistically significant 44 percent to 37 percent lead in New Hampshire over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The following story was reported by Naomi LaChance and Brooke Williams of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. NECIR works to hold the powerful accountable and train a new generation of investigative reporters. Visit their website at necir.org and follow them at @necirbu .
An interesting weather pattern popped up over the East Coast this week, but what has everyone talking isn’t the chance of thunderstorms in some areas and heavy rain in others. It’s what the two systems look like together on the map. The graphic of a green penis-shaped weather pattern stretching roughly 800 miles long caught the attention of the WGN morning news crew in Chicago.
AGAWAM — Two women were arrested Wednesday after allegedly attacking and injuring a lesbian couple they observed kissing at Six Flags New England, according to Agawam Police.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.” One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady’s appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: “I did nothing wrong.” Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team’s defense of its fourth Super Bowl championship. “It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players, and a man for whom I have the utmost respect,” the Patriots owner said
The good news for Rush Limbaugh: One month after being notified he was getting dumped by his Boston talk radio host station, the talker has a new AM home in New England. The bad news: The station currently boasts a 0.6 rating , trails four non-commercial stations in the market, and becomes yet another big-city, cellar-dwelling outpost that Limbaugh is forced to call home. More…
As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia.
Following Tom Brady’s press conference on the New England Patriots’ infamous deflategate controversy, Florence Henderson — aka Carol Brady from “The Brady Bunch” — joined “The HuffPost Show” and gave her own hilarious take on the quarterback’s response. Check out more from “The HuffPost Show” here . More…
The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting , an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post.
Tom Brady has a message for fans of the New England Patriots: The team’s Super Bowl victory earlier this year wasn’t tainted despite the #Deflategate scandal. “We earned and achieved everything we got this year as a team,” Brady told a cheering crowd at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts on Thursday night. More…
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A jury has found Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation’s highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?
Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. About 90 percent of children under age 1 who caught the virus in West Africa died from it, the first large study of the epidemic’s impact on children suggests
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday
By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is a little known disease but it could make medical history if scientists’ predictions are correct: yaws could completely disappear by 2020, given the right resources. The only disease ever to have been eradicated is the deadly smallpox. Guinea worm is nearly there, and polio too could be added to the list.
(RNS) If God brought all this snow, he also made it very hard to get to church.
The final moments of a dramatic Super Bowl were marred by an on-field fight involving several members of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. With 20 seconds left in the game and the Patriots looking to just run out the clock, the two teams began shoving each other at the line of scrimmage. The pushing and shoving continued into the end zone.
Well, after four crazy quarters, and one of the most insane endings in Super Bowl history, the new reigning champions are the New England Patriots.
It doesn’t happen very often, but astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was wrong this week. And like any good scientist, he’s not afraid to admit it, correct it and explain himself
BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more than 2 feet of snow and lashed it with howling winds that exceeded 70 mph.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and all-around scientific badass, said on Monday that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is full of hot air when it comes to Deflategate. Belichick claimed “ atmospheric conditions ” may have caused balls to lose air pressure during his team’s AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts on Jan
Count Bill Nye among those who aren’t buying the scientific explanations Bill Belichick is cooking. “The Science Guy” told “Good Morning America” on Sunday that the New England Patriots coach’s recent explanation for why the team’s footballs were under-inflated during the AFC Championship Game “didnt make any sense.” More…
(Updates snow, accident and flight delay figures, Mass. traffic death) By Mark Guarino Jan 24 (Reuters) – A winter storm spread freezing rain and snow and snarled traffic from the Middle Atlantic states into New England on Saturday, and forecasters said they expected a second system to lash the region early next week. Winter storm warnings remained in place for parts of New England, with up to 8 inches (20 cm) of snow expected in the area overnight as the storm system headed east, said National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist Brian Hurley in College Park, Maryland.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addressed the “deflategate” controversy for the second time in three days on Saturday. During a press conference, Belichick implied it was possible his team’s footballs were deflated during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, but said he’s confident the Patriots had acted in accordance with the National Football League’s guidelines. Belichick also told the world that he has “handled dozens of balls over the past week” in hopes of better understanding the issue, so really, this is the controversy that just keeps on giving.
For Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks to become the first team in a decade to win consecutive Super Bowls, they’ll have to beat the most recent group to do it, Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. In an enticing matchup pitting the defending champions against the dominant NFL franchise of the 2000s, the NFC’s Seahawks (14-4) will face the AFC’s Patriots (14-4) in the title game at Glendale, Arizona, in two weeks. More..
By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) – Abuse of opiate-based prescription painkillers such as oxycodone and morphine peaked around 2010-2011 and now may be on the decline in the United States, according to an analysis of databases designed to track illicit use of the drugs. New laws, programs and policies, such as prescription tracking systems and the reformulation of oxycodone to make it harder to abuse, may be combining to reverse the once-growing trend, researchers said.
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 19 de Agosto del 2014 Futbolistas como Neymar, Messi, Thiago Silva, Özil y el basquetbolista LeBron James, se unieron a la iniciativa El reto del “Ice Bucket Challenge” el cual consiste en lanzarse un balde de agua helada o con hielos para apoyar a la Asociación contra la Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica, ha casuado furor entre deportistas de élite mundial, por lo que varios de ellos se han sumado a la iniciativa.
We’ve seen “good” hotels and “good” airports , but what about destinations with a “good” conscience? The new Good Country Index aims to “measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race.” Nations were ranked in seven categories, from “culture” to “planet and climate” impact to “health and well-being” of locals
Stark concrete. Trickle of water
While many speculate about who will make it on the 2016 presidential ticket, Voto Latino co-Founder Maria Teresa Kumar isn’t so sure there’s a Latino candidate ready for the task. In a Washington Post magazine interview published on Friday, Kumar spoke about her work with the nonpartisan organization, the growth of the Latino population and possible Latino candidates for the White House.
WASHINGTON -– Environmental Protection Agency science advisers have recommended the agency strengthen ozone pollution standards in order to protect public health. Ground-level ozone pollution — often referred to as smog — is created by chemical reactions between nitrogen oxide and volatile organic compounds emitted from factories, power plants and vehicles. The EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, in a letter to Administrator Gina McCarthy on Thursday, recommended that the agency toughen its standard by lowering the limit on the amount of ozone pollution to between 60 parts per billion and 70 parts per billion, from the current level of 75 parts per billion.
Photographer Brenda Biondo has spent the last 10 years documenting a disappearing icon of the American landscape: playgrounds. From geodesic climbing domes to those swirling metal slides that never failed to scorch the backs of your legs, she captures what’s left of childhood in the 20th century
Late last month we brought you the news that Logo TV was slated to launch a compelling new initiative to honor some of most influential individuals who have broken new ground in the quest for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Called “Trailblazers,” the program will be a one-hour special airing on Logo that features celebrities, politicians, activists and trendsetters actively working towards changing our culture for the betterment of the LGBT community, as well as performances by some of today’s most prominent musicians. More..
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Estadio Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Oregón, Estados Unidos ante un lleno, viernes 8 de Noviembre del 2013 Su rival será el Real Salt Lake, equipo que eliminó al Campeón vigente, Los Ángeles Galaxy Con apenas tres años de participación en la MLS, Portland Timbers logró el pase a su primera Final en la Conferencia del Oeste tras imponerse este jueves 3-2 al Seattle Sounders, equipo que dejó en el camino por global de 5-3. Luego de que Seattle estaba obligado a ganar sí o sí en la cancha de los Timbers, debido a la derrota 1-2 en el partido de Ida, fue el equipo local quien gozaba de fortuna y precisión. Fue así que Will Johnson cobró un penal en favor de Portland e inauguró el marcador a los 29 minutos.
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Estadio Saputo, Montreal, Quebec, Canadá ante una regular entrada, sábado 12 de Octubre del 2013 Los ‘Revs’ desplazaron a Philadelphia Union a la sexta posición de la Conferencia del Este Saer Sené salió lesionado porque se rompió el tobillo Con gol del defensor portugués, José Gonçalves, New England Revolution se impuso a domicilio por la mínima diferencia al Motreal Impact y se mete en la competencia por un boleto a la Liguilla en la Conferencia del Este. La escuadra canadiense sigue sin demostrar lo que alguna vez fue en el inicio del 2013
Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, sábado 12 de Octubre del 2013 Ambos jugadores se regresarán a Europa este sábado Aldo Leao y Quintero están considerados para suplir a los suspendidos La Federación Colombiana de Futbol anunció este sábado que los seleccionados Radamel Falcao y Juan Guillermo Cuadrado están suspendidos y no podrán estar este martes en el último partido de las Eliminatorias Sudamericanas ante Paraguay. La suspensión de ambos jugadores se debe a que acumularon dos amonestaciones en los duelos clasificatorios, por lo que podrán ver actividad jugadores de la banca como Jackson Martínez, Luis Fernando Muriel o Darwin Quintero en el puesto del delantero del Mónaco, Radamel Falcao. En cuanto al contención de la Fiorentina, Guillermo Cuadrado, las variantes en medio campo podrían ser Alex Mejía, Elkin Soto, Aldo Leao Ramírez y Juan Fernando Quintero.
Juan Martín Montes | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, miércoles 4 de Septiembre del 2013 De los 25 convocados para enfrentar al Tri, sólo 11 juegan en Honduras Sin jugadores en las Ligas o clubes “top” del Viejo Continente, la catracha es al menos una Selección cosmopolita. La mayoría de los jugadores que enfrentarán a México el próximo viernes milita en clubes fuera de Honduras, con 8 elementos en Europa, 4 en Estados Unidos, 1 en China y otro en Costa Rica. Ese fogueo lo intentarán presumir ante el Tricolor en el juego para reanudar el Hexagonal de la Eliminatoria Mundialista, pues al menos Osman Chávez, del Wisla Cracovia polaco asegura hoy ser un futbolista muy distinto al que visitó el Estadio Azteca previo al Mundial de Sudáfrica