This Saturday, Direct Relief will charter a private jet to send its 11th shipment of supplies to Liberia and Sierra Leone during the outbreak: $5.8 million worth of protective gear, gloves and medicine, weighing in at 100 tons. The California based medical aid group has been providing emergency medical supplies for 66 years. This latest shipment will be its largest ever, says CEO Thomas Tighe..
And certainly some things that are very good can sometimes be used in a bad way. We get that. But you don take away the good for that sliver of bad. The only miscalculation I made was not realizing experts tend not to be the broadest thinkers. When I asked whom they thought I should anoint Coolest Person, league member and Thrasher magazine Skater of the Year Danny Gonzalez suggested skateboarder Louie Lopez. Cosmopolitan’s Bachelor of the Year, Cleveland reporter Chris Van Vliet, chose Channing Tatum, People’s Sexiest Man Alive.
Are they unstoppable wrecking machines that turn into exploding fireballs of death and mayhem? Usually not. Trains are designed to stop if anything disrupts their brake systems. Cut a car loose. (One caveat: there is always wine provided by the Bottle Fairy, but that would spoil the story, wouldn it?) There is usually stuff lingering in the fridge left by other intemperate people to hell with the use by date. If it not putrid or furry it OK. Slum child..
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileEuropean Union data privacy regulators are telling Google to warn people before it sends cameras out into cities to take pictures for its Street View maps, adding to the company’s legal worries in Europe.As well, Google should shorten the time it keeps the original photos from one year to six months, regulators said in a letter to the company obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.In a statement, Google said its need to retain Street View images for one year is “legitimate and justified.”The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., said it already posts notifications on its website about where its Street View cameras are clicking. The alert system on Thursday indicated Google’s picture taking vehicles have been cruising the streets of Nantes, France, and possibly other nearby cities.Read more:Related: Google Street View: Should cities unhappy with their close up get a do over?What do you think? Should Google be doing more to let cities know they’re coming to town? Take pour poll:Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.