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.
“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.”
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...
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
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.
Ladies of London‘s Marissa Hermer has one of the best juggling acts going on Bravo. It seems that being one of the Ladies of London wasn’t enough for Hermer, and she is branching out in business, big time. Stepping out of her husband’s shadow, Marissa Hermer has opened her own restaurant Top Dog, and now... Show More Summary
Donald Blankenship, the coal baron who tried to buy himself a judicial appointment to duck liability judgments, and who was the CEO of Massey Energy at the time the Upper Big Branch mine collapsed, is on trial. In what can only be called...Show More Summary
The criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship went into its second week. Jurors heard from former employees of the Upper Big Branch mine, the scene in 2010 of the worst coal mine disaster in 40 years.
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is facing three felony counts and thirty years in prison for his direct role in the deaths of 29 coal miners in 2010 at the Upper Big Branch mine he owned. I believe this is the first time a CEO has faced felony charges for workplace safety issues. Cole […]
Last Friday, news leaked that Twitter was about to start tightening its belt after a few less-than-promising months for the social-media company, which has struggled to figure out how to branch out beyond its base of obsessive power users. Jack Dorsey, who has been Twitter's new permanent CEO for only... More »
Emerging markets specialist bank Standard Chartered just launched a fintech accelerator programme to help companies crack the Asian market. The bank's Hong Kong branch is sponsoring the SuperCharger programme in partnership with Baidu, the Chinese tech giant often called the country's answer to Google. Show More Summary
Those who can still recall Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch (in Montcoal, West Virginia) disaster, on April 5, 2010, where a mammoth coal mine explosion killed 29 miners, will be pleased to learn that Don Blankenship, the former CEOShow More Summary
Morgan Freeman's distinctively deep and smooth voice is a sound that can calm us on even the most stressful days, but the actor, who has no problem finding work in blockbuster big films, has recently branched out to the smaller screen, and he has the perfect reasoning for his decision. Click To Continue Reading
On April 5, 2010, an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch mine in the heart of West Virginia coal country, killing 29 people. The explosion in the town of Montcoal was the worst mine disaster since 1970. The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration and other regulators found numerous...
Don Blankenship, 65, is accused of conspiring to violate mine health and safety standards in connection with the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that killed 29 workers.
Don Blankenship With Don Blankenship, the notorious former Massey Energy CEO, about to go on trial for multiple charges stemming from the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 miners in 2010, Mother Jones' Tim Murphy takes an in-depth look at Blankenship's brutal business practices and consolidation of political power in West Virginia. Show More Summary
The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it.
The U.S. Navy has begun testing a new, radar-evading, air-launched anti-ship missile — a big step forward in the sailing branch’s march toward a more lethal fleet. In the next few years, the Navy could add three new anti-ship missiles to its warplanes and surface ships, augmenting existing Harpoon missiles...
Microsoft has been making a big push into bringing their apps and services to rival platforms like Android. We love it. For those looking to branch away from Google’s services, Microsoft has much of their bases covered.
As jury selection begins for the trial of coal baron Don Blankenship, his team of lawyers are doing everything possible to prevent prosecuting attorneys from mentioning the Upper Big Branch mine explosion that claimed the lives of 29...Show More Summary