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Democrats Drive for 5: An Early Overview of 2016 U.S. Senate Races

Party control of the U.S. Senate is a big and achievable goal for both parties this November. The stakes are high, no matter who wins the presidential race, with the power to control Judicial and Executive branch confirmation votes and to determine rules governing filibusters being the most obvious. If ... More »

Navy to Require Climate Change Reporting from Vendors

The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the U.S. military to say it will start requiring big vendors to report their output of climate-changing greenhouse gases.

Glasgow City Council Update

I said in a recent post (see 31/03/16 below) that the comments of the local Unison branch in Glasgow were very similar to those of the local Unison branch in South Lanarkshire back in 2012, after a very big and favourable decision at the Employment Tribunals. Show More Summary

Prosecutors Win Jail Sentence, But No Justice, For Upper Big Branch Miners

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Six years after an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 coal miners in the worst disaster of its kind since 1970, a court has rendered a sentence on Massey's former CEO, Don Blankenship...Show More Summary

Heartbreaking: Man who lost three in mine disaster breaks down at ‘coal king’ sentencing

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A man who lost three loved ones in the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine disaster in West Virginia reacted emotionally on Wednesday after a judge sentence former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to 12 months in prison. Although U.S. District Judge Irene Berger did not allow the families of victims to...

Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship Sentenced to One Year in Prison For Conspiracy to Evade Mining Safety Rules

Disgraced coal baron Don Blankenship received the maximum possible sentence today for his misdemeanor conspiracy conviction, in a criminal case spurred by the Upper Big Branch disaster that killed 29 coal miners in West Virginia in 2009. Mr. Show More Summary

“We’ve been waiting for this day” — Blankenship gets prison time

It’s been six years and one day since 29 men were killed by a coal-dust explosion at former Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine. Today, U.S. District Judge Irene Berger sentenced the company’s former CEO Don Blankenship for his practices that contributed to the disaster.

Notorious Coal Baron Don Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison

A federal judge in West Virginia sentenced former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to a year in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to commit mine safety violations at his company's Upper Big Branch mine during a period leading up to the explosion there that left 29 miners dead in 2010. The mountaintop estate where Blankenship once hosted visitors. Show More Summary

Caperton Coda: Blankenship Gets a Year in Jail for Mining Disaster

NYT: The sentencing, in Federal District Court here, came six years and one day after an explosion tore through Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine, killing 29 people. Although Mr. Blankenship was not accused of direct responsibility for the accident, the … Continue reading ?

Donald Blankenship Sentenced to a Year in Prison in Mine Safety Case

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The sentencing of the former chief executive of Massey Energy Company comes six years and one day after an explosion tore through the Upper Big Branch mine, killing 29.

‘Coal king’ sentenced for the deaths of 29 miners — and you won’t believe what he got away with

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Former coal mining CEO Don Blankenship was sentenced to on Wednesday for the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 men in 2010. The sentence: one year in prison, the maximum under the charge for which he was actually convicted — and handed down six years and one day after the event itself....

Shopper's Guide: Where to Buy Really, Really Big Vases

Pin it Recently I wrote about a big, beautiful new trend for the home: blooms and branches displayed in big, oversized vases. Many of you loved the look, but wanted to know: where does one find a vase this big? So I've rounded up a few options. READ MORE »

McDonald’s Unleashes the ‘Giga Big Mac’ in Japan

Not long ago fast food giant McDonald’s introduces chocolate-covered french fries in Japan. It looks like the Japanese branch continues to drive some interesting innovation for the burger restaurant chain. The latest one is the upgrade of the brand’s most iconic burger – the Big Mac. With the new Giga Big Mac, McDonald’s Japan introduces […]

The Dreams and Nightmares of Clifford Starks

The “Big Cat” uses the hardships of training to focus on his battle with middleweight champion David Branch at World Series of Fighting 30 on Saturday in Las Vegas.

WSOF 30: Clifford Starks plans to open up David Branch's weakness, exploit it and win title

Clifford Starks is looking for his sixth straight win and a claim a world title this weekend in "Sin City." And "Big Cat" is ready for the opportunity. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) returns to Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday night (April 2, 2016) with WSOF 30: "Branch vs. Show More Summary

Introducing "American Big Brother: A Century of Political Surveillance and Repression"

The public relations and legal battle between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Apple over the company’s use of encryption has put the focus on executive branch surveillance in a way not seen since Edward Snowden’s revelations almost three years ago. Show More Summary

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) to make better [...]

Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis: Why new billboard art loses its power when seen up close

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

For two guys who are supposed to know a lot about Los Angeles, Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis make some pretty big missteps in their collaborative exhibition at the Beverly Hills branch of Gagosian Gallery. Mistake No. 1: They forget that looking at paintings and looking at billboards are not...

Soundhound's new app wants to replace Siri and Google Now on your phone

SoundHound, the company known for its song recognition app, is branching out beyond music in a big way. Following months of private beta, the company has launched Hound, its new voice-enabled assistant app to rival Siri and Google Now. See also: Ask Siri to beatbox for you right now. Show More Summary

The Walking Dead Creator's New Show Is Nothing Like We Expected

Robert Kirkman has come a long way since co-creating The Walking Dead comic series in 2003, and his creative empire has branched out onto TV in a big way. With 2 shows on AMC and one coming to Cinemax, you'd think he'd have kept his sights on cable channels for future endeavors. But no. Click To Continue Reading

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