LOS FRESNOS, Texas—The first day after they were caught hiding in tall grass near the Rio Grande river, before they were separated, the Honduran father and his seven-year-old son were detained in an air-conditioned Border Patrol station. After a night in the thick heat of borderlands summer, the boy was shivering, and he asked his father insistently to hold him to keep him warm. That was what the father, Mauricio Posadas Andrade, recalled in the days after border officers pried his son away from him on June 12, and after he was confined with dozens of other migrant parents in a detention center near Brownsville. For ten days he had no communication with his namesake son, Mauricio, and no idea where he was. Seized with insomnia, Posadas imagined that the boy had been taken back to the Border Patrol “icebox” and was freezing there without him.Story Continued Below The relief was powerful 10 days later when he was summoned by a guard to a phone and heard his son’s … [Read more...] about ‘They Reached In and Tore Out a Piece of my Heart’
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Last year, hospitalized and bedridden for several months following a suicide attempt, Salina Marie Gomez turned on individual notifications for Elon Musk’s tweets. Her interest had been piqued in late 2016, after hearing about Musk at work. She looked him up and watched an interview — the one where he’s talking about SpaceX and the challenges it faces as a company. The one where he tears up a little. A few months later, while she was stuck in bed recovering, her admiration grew into something more. “That was the only thing that was giving me hope, you know, to keep going,” she told me over the phone earlier this month. “I realized, like, ‘This is why I haven’t made a whole lot of progress with my own career, my own endeavors, because I haven’t been seeing the whole picture. I’ve just been seeing what humanity has been doing wrong, and not what we’ve been doing right.’” Today, Gomez, a 39-year-old artist … [Read more...] about The gospel of Elon Musk, according to his flock
RIVERWOODS, Ill. & DEKALB, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities right in the heart of the university’s campus to help research and develop new technologies for the company.The initiative, dubbed the Discover Campus Innovator Program, will kick off this coming fall in a newly renovated, 5,900-square-foot area of “71 North,” the university’s collaborative space for innovation centrally located on campus in the bottom level of Founders Memorial Library. Discover and NIU have entered into an agreement, whereby the company will lease and renovate the space.Students selected for the Discover Campus Innovator Program will be paid to work on and help develop new Discover technologies in the areas of mobile-software development, web-application coding, and person-to-person payment systems. They also … [Read more...] about Discover Financial Services to Launch Innovation Program This Coming Fall at Northern Illinois University
Most likely, you have been to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States without knowing it. Remember that Griswoldian summer vacation to the Grand Canyon? The high school field trip to Independence Hall in Philadelphia? The college tour of the University of Virginia? Congratulations! That's three in your pocket. But don't stop now. You can collect all 23, intentionally or accidentally.For more than 40 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and its nearly 200 member states have been preserving, protecting and promoting the most valuable heritage places in the world. At last count, the organization has crowned 1,073 sites in more than 170 countries. Of those, 832 are cultural, 206 are natural and 35 are a mix of both categories. The chosen ones vary tremendously: The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; and the Engelsberg Ironworks in Sweden were all part of the class of 1993, for … [Read more...] about World-class heritage: 23 globally recognized sites are right here in the U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 30, 2018--McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Brad Lerman as a new independent director, effective April 24, 2018. With the election of Mr. Lerman, the size of McKesson’s Board of Directors increases from eight to nine members, eight of whom are independent.“With more than 25 years of experience bringing insights that bridge compliance and government relations with corporate strategy, Brad will be an immediate asset to McKesson’s Board of Directors,” said John H. Hammergren, chairman and chief executive officer, McKesson. “His deep understanding of the healthcare industry and experience in the public and private sectors bring valuable insights to our Board. We have an ongoing commitment to regularly refreshing and strengthening our Board, and Brad is a perfect match for the background we were seeking in this search process.”“McKesson is a renowned industry … [Read more...] about McKesson Board of Directors Elects Brad Lerman as New Independent Director