Steve August 4, 2020

Amateur radio operators like to say that working a contact in space can be done with a simple handheld transceiver and a homemade antenna. And while that’s true, it’s true only for low Earth orbit satellites such as the ISS. If you want to reach a satellite in geosynchronous orbit it’ll take a little more […]

Steve August 4, 2020

At least six deaths have been linked to Isaias after it made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina and then sped north, lashing areas in its path with heavy rain and high winds that caused flooding and prompted rescues, officials said. The storm-related deaths occurred in North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New York […]

Steve August 4, 2020

Searchers have located a sunken amphibious assault vehicle and identified human remains following a training accident that killed eight Marines and a sailor last week, the military said Tuesday. A Marine was pronounced dead at the scene and the seven other Marines and the sailor are presumed dead after the training accident Thursday off San […]

Steve August 4, 2020

8/04/20 8:00pm Read time: 0 minutes A spot-on take if Tweety McTreason were to cut an ad for Maine’s “very concerned” Senator. Some more funny -and uncannily accurate- impersonations of Trump by comedian JL Cauvin for The Lincoln Project. Cauvin also “cut ads for” Steve Daines in Montana and Dan Sullivan in Alaska. Open thread […]

Steve August 4, 2020

Image copyright Reuters Image caption People from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds were more likely to report taking public transport People from ethnic minority backgrounds in Britain “face greater barriers” when trying to protect themselves from coronavirus, according to a report. The Runnymede Trust, a race equality think-tank, said Bangladeshi and black African people […]

Steve August 4, 2020

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Some eight million children in England were sent home from school in March Schools should only close after pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops in any future lockdown, the children’s commissioner for England has said. Anne Longfield says children have a right to an education, must not be an “afterthought”, and […]

Steve August 4, 2020

A man who tried to take his own life has been running with a 15kg (33lb) tyre on his back to symbolise the “heavy burden” of depression and anxiety. Ben, from Hadfield, Derbyshire, says he regularly runs in the Peak District to boost his mental health after his suicide attempt two years ago. He says […]

Steve August 4, 2020

Earl Edwards left his farm in Jamaica in June, planning to spend a final season harvesting fruit in Washington state. The 63-year-old father of four had made the journey each summer for more than a decade, counting on the income to supplement his meager earnings raising ginger and sweet potato at home. He was one […]

Steve August 4, 2020

The television has been called the “idiot box” and the “boob tube.” In Mexico, it will soon be the classroom. With the coronavirus outbreak showing no signs of abating here, officials have decided to keep public elementary and secondary schools closed indefinitely and have the nation’s 30 million students begin the new academic year at […]

Steve August 4, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before she faced a primary election in March. The state attorney general filed three misdemeanor charges Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court […]

Steve August 4, 2020

Public support for renewing expanded unemployment benefits far outweighs opposition to the expanded benefits that expired last Friday, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Earlier this year, Congress passed a law giving people added federal unemployment benefits of $600 per week due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. These payments lapsed over the weekend […]