WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation will bid a final farewell to late President George H.W. Bush in a ceremony Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, the nexus of state funerals.VIDEO: Family of Pres. George HW Bush greeting mourners The ceremony at 11 a.m. EST will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens as they honored the Republican president who oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led a successful Gulf War, only to lose re-election in a generational shift to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992.The four living ex-presidents are coming - among them, George W. Bush will eulogize his father - and President Donald Trump will attend but is not scheduled to speak. Also attending: one king (Jordan), one queen (Jordan), two princes (Britain, Bahrain), Germany's chancellor and Poland's president, among representatives of more than a dozen countries.WHO WILL BE THERE: World leaders scheduled to attend funeral Also expected in the invitation-only crowd: Mike Lovejoy, … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: World bids farewell to President George HW Bush in state funeral today
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Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 9:24 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small business owners whose companies were hit by Hurricane Florence are embarking on what will be for many an uncertain path, recovering and getting their businesses up and running again. less FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo Jay Manning, left, and Shannon Corr clean up the damaged storefront of the Surf, Wind and Fire store caused by the tropical storm Florence in New Bern, N.C. Small ... more Photo: Chris Seward, AP FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo a special announcement for "Hurricane Hours" is displayed on a shop window as the remnants of Hurricane Florence slowly move across the East Coast in Columbia, … [Read more...] about 5 things for businesses to know about disaster recovery
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Katie Johnston Globe Staff September 14, 2018 The explosions in the Merrimack Valley, and the accounts of residents struggling to turn off the gas in their homes, were a wake-up call for those of us who don’t know the first thing about the many shut-off valves in our basements. If you need to stop the flow of gas, water, or electricity in your home, here are a few tips.First, a word of warning. Home owners should never try to shut off gas mains themselves, experts say. Too many things could go wrong. If you smell gas, get out immediately and call 911. “There’s certain things you shouldn’t screw around with, and gas is definitely one of them,” said Jim Vaughan, a longtime plumber and business agent at Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, based in Dorchester. “You’re better off getting out and calling a professional.” … [Read more...] about Need to turn off the gas, or electricity, or water? Here’s how.
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: June 11, 2018 at 6:01 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2018 at 6:02 pm By David Montgomery | Washington Post Laurene Powell Jobs – like the inventors and disrupters who were all around her – was thinking big. It was 2004, and she was an East Coast transplant – sprung from a cage in West Milford, NewJersey, as her musical idol Bruce Springsteen might put it – acclimating to the audacious sense of possibility suffusing the laboratories, garages and office parks of Silicon Valley. She could often be found at a desk in a rented office in Palo Alto, California, working a phone and an Apple computer. There, her own creation was beginning to take shape. It would involve philanthropy . . . technology . . . social change – she was charting the destination as she made the journey. She eventually named the project Emerson Collective after Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of her favorite writers. In time it would become perhaps the most … [Read more...] about Laurene Powell Jobs charts a path to philanthropy and social change
Cool early spring temperatures probably won't keep local waters too chilly for swimming over the Memorial Day weekend, so the Tennessee Department of Health is warning people about drowning risks, contaminants and germs. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 4. Each day, two children younger than 14 years of age die in the U.S., according to health officials. In 2016, 22 drowned in Tennessee. Near-drowning incidents leave many others with long-term consequences including memory problems, learning disabilities and other permanent physical limitations. To reduce the risk of drowning, health officials urge people to: Make sure everyone knows how to swim Use life jackets appropriately Provide continuous, attentive supervision close to swimmers, even if a lifeguard is present Know CPR Don't use alcohol or drugs when swimming or watching swimmers Discourage horseplay and stunts Prevent access to water when the pool is not in use "Each of us can play a … [Read more...] about What you need to know about water dangers