USMC Lt. Gen. Loretta “Lori” Reynolds, the third woman in history to be promoted to three stars in the Marine Corps, spoke at an opening reception of the exhibit last week. Reynolds said when the Marine Corps opened its door to women 100 years ago, 2,000 women applied, but only five were accepted. … [Read more...] about Arlington National Cemetery Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Women Marines
Transportation 100 years ago
“You have got to get the phone out of drivers’ hands completely to empower law enforcement, so there is a clear interpretation of the law,” said Smith, a former Grapevine resident now living in Chicago. “People need know there are consequences.” … [Read more...] about Texas banned texting and driving a year ago. Why won’t we stop doing it?
S.B. 100 also stipulates that California’s transition to a zero-carbon electric system “shall not increase emissions elsewhere in the western grid and shall not allow resource shuffling.” This addresses leakage, a concept in which policy changes mandate emissions reductions in California, but could cause emissions increases associated with imported power from outside of California. Measures that would preclude leakage could have significant implications for increasing grid interconnectivity between California and other Western states, which may remain somewhat dependent upon fossil-fuel generation. California has historically implemented policies in its RPS and its carbon regulations designed to limit resource shuffling. S.B. 100 may require additional policies that might limit imports of fossil-fuel generation. … [Read more...] about California Looks Ahead to S.B. 100
May I suggest to these good folk that they send their money to Alzheimers Research UK? Dementia is now the number one killer in the UK and, as we live longer, more people are affected. It is estimated that 50,000 already have it. There is no cure yet, and the NHS are no help. … [Read more...] about YP Letters: UK’s poisoned chalice of rail transport
The son of former slaves, Johnson defeated Tommy Burns for the heavyweight title in 1908 at a time when blacks and whites rarely entered the same ring. He then beat a series of "great white hopes," culminating in 1910 with the undefeated former champion, James J. Jeffries. … [Read more...] about Trump pardons Texas boxer Jack Johnson 100 years after ‘what many view as a racially-motivated injustice’