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Artificial Intelligence in 2016: Are You Ready for What It Will Bring?

It’s been a big year for Artificial Intelligence, and its related terms like Cognitive Computing, Machine Intelligence, and Intelligent Machines, and for all its associated branches, from Machine Learning to Neural Networking and Natural Language Processing. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Shares Adorable Photo Twinning With Daughter North West

Post by Michele Zipp. Now that North West is 2 1/2 years old and a big sister, she's starting to branch out and make some incredible memories with her mom. There isn't much sweeter a photo than this one of North and mom Kim Kardashian twinning with the same braided hairstyle. Show More Summary

Fig Tree – New Growth

Q: My eight-year old fig tree was damaged by cold last winter. In years before it made tons of figs. We cut back the dead parts but from those big branches grew many shoots growing straight up. Last summer there were many leaves but few figs. A: The fig responded to cold damage and your […]

Make Workplace Safety Violations Felony Offenses

In the aftermath of Don Blankenship getting off almost scot free after murdering 29 of his workers at the Big Branch mine in 2010, the Huntington Herald-Dispatch calls for making workplace safety violations felony offenses: The guilty verdict was returned on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge that carried a penalty of up to a year in […]

Libraries Branching Out

Public libraries have become community centers with a lot of services to offer. Whether big or small, they help customers satisfy everyday needs and interests. This article describes some services of the Cuyahoga (Ohio) County Public Library that are beyond the usual library operations.

It Must Suck To Work For Konami U.S. Right Now

Imagine, for a second, that you work for the US branch of Konami. It’s a cool job—you get to handle marketing, social media, or maybe business relations for a big company that publishes some cool games. Until suddenly you find yourself entangled in one of the worst PR disasters in video game history. And it’s totally out of your control. Read more...

This week in the war on workers: Don Blankenship escapes full justice for Upper Big Branch

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship didn’t get off the hook entirely for his role in the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 coal miners in 2010, but he didn’t face full justice, either. A federal jury on Thursday found...Show More Summary

Coal Baron Don Blankenship Found Guilty Of Conspiring To Violate Mine Safety Standards

The verdict is in: Don Blankenship, the outspoken coal baron who was CEO of Massey Energy when the 2010 Upper Big Branch disaster in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 coal miners, has been found guilty of conspiring to violate federal...Show More Summary

Finally Some Justice in Upper Big Branch Mine Tragedy: Massey Energy CEO Blankenship Convicted of Conspiracy

More than five years after 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in Raleigh County, W.Va., justice was finally served as former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found criminally guilty for a conspiracy to willfully violate the Mine Safety and Health Act. Show More Summary

Mass Murderer Gets Off With Hand Slap

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, who murdered 29 workers at his Upper Big Branch Mine in 2010, has been convicted of only a misdemeanor conspiracy charge and will serve at most a single year in prison. Let us remember what he has done: Two government and two independent investigations blamed the Upper Big Branch deaths […]

Coal baron convicted of misdemeanor after mine disaster that killed 29

In one of the few prosecutions of a mining executive for safety violations, Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship was convicted on one of the three counts brought against him in relation to the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine collapse in West Virginia that killed 29 people. An investigation of the event found a plethora of warning […]

A Verdict Is Reached in Don Blankenship's Trial

The former Massey Energy executive was found guilty of conspiracy, but acquitted of securities fraud and making false statements related to the Upper Big Branch mine disaster.

Former Massey exec found guilty of conspiracy in West Virginia mine blast

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (Reuters) - Former Massey Energy Chief Executive Don Blankenship was found guilty on Thursday of conspiracy to violate mine and safety standards in a trial over the 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 people.

Former Massey Energy C.E.O. Guilty in Deadly Coal Mine Blast

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Donald L. Blankenship was found guilty by a federal jury of violating mining safety in the deaths of 29 miners in the Upper Big Branch mine when he was C.E.O. of Massey Energy.

Digital Banking Taking Center Stage, Physical Banking May Soon Be History [Big Banking Trends of 2015]

Banking is facing Uber movement. The number of branches and people employed in the financial services sector may decline by as much as 50% over the next 10 years, and even in a less harsh scenario they will decline by at least 20%, Says former boss of Barclays Antony Jenkins. Show More Summary

Defense Rests in Trial of Ex-Coal C.E.O., Calling No Witnesses

Lawyers for Donald L. Blankenship, accused of conspiring to violate safety standards before 29 people died at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, had been expected to call many witnesses.

Documentary Films Are Changing In A Big Way. Finally The Oscars Have To Deal With It

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“This year, the remarkable thing is that the Academy’s doc branch effectively may not have any choice but to nominate five films that defy previously obligatory conventions — because nearly every one of the year’s strongest docs, among the 124 eligible for a nom, does so.”

Kevin Spacey Helps Alibaba Score $1B in 8 Minutes

Every Nov. 11, the Chinese celebrate Singles Day, an homage to the uncoupled—the 11/11 date is "reminiscent of 'bare branches,' the Chinese expression for bachelors and spinsters," notes Bloomberg. But Alibaba has something even bigger to raise a glass to: the fact that it smashed sales records for...

How to Run a Bear Drive

3 months agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

    Photograph by Mark Raycroft The sound of sizable branches snapping in an adjacent stand of oak and beech trees raised the hackles on Jeff Grab’s neck. Something big was heading his way and he just knew it had to be a bear. He was...Show More Summary

IBM to buy digital branch of Weather Company, but leaves Weather Channel behind

In a big weather industry shakeup, IBM announced that it would purchase all of the Weather Company's assets -- except for the TV channel itself.

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