Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 11:55 am CDT, Sunday, June 30, 2019 An Italian border police motorboat is moored at Lampedusa island's harbor, Italy, after being hit by the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship early Saturday, June 29, 2019. Forty migrants have disembarked on a tiny Italian island after the captain of the German aid ship which rescued them docked without permission. Sea-Watch 3 rammed an Italian border police motorboat as it steered toward the pier on Lampedusa. Italian Interior Minister branded the captain, who was taken into custody, as an "outlaw" who put the lives of the police at risk. (Elio Desiderio/ANSA via AP) less An Italian border police motorboat is moored at Lampedusa island's harbor, Italy, after being hit by the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 ship early Saturday, June 29, 2019. Forty migrants have disembarked on a tiny ... more Photo: Elio Desiderio, AP … [Read more...] about German rescue ship captain held in Italy defended at home
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When California shifted its bullet train plan into high gear in 2008, it had just 10 employees to manage and oversee design of the largest public construction project in state history.Consultants assured the state there was little reason to hire hundreds or thousands of in-house engineers and rail experts, because the consultants could handle the heavy work themselves and save California money. It would take them only 12 years to bore under mountains, bridge rivers and build 520 miles of rail bed — all at a cost of just $33 billion.State officials followed that advice, and for the next several years, development of the nation’s first high-speed rail line was overseen by a minuscule government staff.Now, more than a decade later, that decision has proved to be a foundational error in the project’s execution — a miscalculation that has resulted in the California High-Speed Rail Authority being overly reliant on a network of high-cost consultants who have … [Read more...] about How California’s high-speed rail project was ‘captured’ by costly consultants
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Rene-Christopher Wollmann, head of Mercedes-AMG’s 2.75 million euros Project One supercar program, has moved to a job at Automobili Pininfarina in a sign that innovation in high end electric sportscars is shifting toward small start-ups. FILE PHOTO: Automobili Pininfarina's "Battista" electric hypercar is pictured at the Geneva Motor Show, in Geneva, Switzerland March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Edward Taylor Wollman’s move, which has not been made public, comes at a time when big carmakers, like Volkswagen and Mercedes, have been blindsided by stricter and costly emissions tests, forcing them to focus resources on mainstream electric models and on cleaning up their combustion engines. Meanwhile advances in virtual engineering allow even small teams of engineers to develop roadworthy vehicles using software to design, engineer and test prototypes. This dynamic has already helped Tesla and China’s Nio steal a march on much larger rivals in the … [Read more...] about In quest for electric supercars, engineers head to start-ups
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper U.S. | There’s No Afro Emoji. These Women Want to Change That. Advertisement Supported by BySandra E. Garcia March 28, 2019 Many people connected to the African diaspora have Afros. And like anyone else, they send emojis to their friends — a zombie, say, or a mermaid or a genie. But which emoji can they use to represent themselves? Right now, 2,823 emojis are recognized by the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit that provides standards for text on the internet and oversees emojis. Fifty-nine additional emojis are on the way, including a deaf person, interracial couples, a mechanical arm and falafel. Yet there are still no emojis of any person with an Afro, even though symbols exist for women and men with long and short hair, curly and straight hair, and blond, black and red hair. Rhianna Jones, 28, is … [Read more...] about There’s No Afro Emoji. These Women Want to Change That.
By Katherine Feser Published 3:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Michael Preiss, managing principal-Greater Houston, Pape-Dawson Engineers Michael Preiss, managing principal-Greater Houston, Pape-Dawson Engineers Photo: Pape-Dawson Engineers Photo: Pape-Dawson Engineers Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Michael Preiss, managing principal-Greater Houston, Pape-Dawson Engineers Michael Preiss, managing principal-Greater Houston, Pape-Dawson Engineers Photo: Pape-Dawson Engineers Pape-Dawson Engineers expands with acquisition of Houston firm 1 / 3 Back to Gallery San Antonio-based Pape-Dawson Engineers is expanding in the Houston market with the acquisition of ArborLeaf … [Read more...] about Pape-Dawson Engineers expands with acquisition of Houston firm