Former Phillie Cy Young Winner Halladay Killed in Plane Crash

7 Nov 2017

2017/11/07 – Roy Halladay killed in plane crash at age 40 – Yahoo

Roy Halladay, the former MLB pitching star and two-time Cy Young winner, is reportedly dead after his plane crashed Tuesday afternoon into the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40 years old.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida confirmed Tuesday that Halladay died in the crash, which happened around 1 p.m. ET about 10 miles west of St. Petersburg. Initial reports said one person died in the crash but the victim wasn’t unidentified until the sheriff’s office confirmed Tuesday afternoon what many had feared — it was Halladay.

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Petland’s Puppy Poop Infection Spreads To 15 States

1 Nov 2017

2017/10/31 – Puppy poop infection tally rises to 67 people in 15 states – UPI

An outbreak of a potentially deadly bacteria linked to contaminated puppy poop has spread to 15 states, a new federal report shows.

These multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections have now sickened 67 people.


“Evidence suggests that puppies sold through Petland are a likely source of this outbreak,” the CDC said in a news release issued in September. “Petland is cooperating with public health and animal health officials to address this outbreak.”


Almost all of the people sickened in this outbreak have been Petland employees, while others had either bought a Petland puppy, shopped at Petland or visited someone who had purchased a puppy from Petland, the CDC said.


In Context: Terror Attack New York, Driver Kills Pedestrians

1 Nov 2017

2017/11/01 – NYC terror suspect boasting about deadly attack – NY Post

2017/11/01 – Tampa man identified as suspect in NYC terror attack – CBS Tampa

2017/11/01 – WATCH: New York Attack Suspect Sayfullo Saipov Runs Through Streets Before Being Shot – Haaretz

2017/10/31 – Uzbek NYC terror suspect entered US under Diversity Visa Program – Conservative Review

2017/10/31 – Bike path rampage: What we know about the suspect – ABC New York

2017/10/31 – New York City terror attack: What we know about the victims – CBS News


In Context: Puerto Rico and Whitefish Energy

30 Oct 2017

Latest: Puerto Rico has chosen to terminate the contact with Whitefish Energy to restore a portion of their electrical grid structure. Even though Mr. Ramos claimed no wrongdoing was done, they have chosen to cancel the project because it is a distraction.

2017/10/31 – Puerto Rico in the Dark – City Journal

2017/10/29 – Puerto Rico Power Authority Moves to Cancel Whitefish Contract After Plea From Governor – NBC News

2017/10/29 – Puerto Rico Cancels Whitefish Energy Contract to Rebuild Power Lines – NY Times

2017/10/27 – UPDATED: FEMA Statement on Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Contract with Whitefish – FEMA

2017/10/27 – FEMA Cites ‘Significant Concerns’ With Puerto Rico Power Contract – NY Times

2017/10/13 – Trump Tweet Hits Sore Spot: Slow Pace of Puerto Rico’s Recovery – Bloomberg

2017/10/09 – Cash crunch slowed Puerto Rico’s appeal for grid help, CEO says – E & E News Greenwire


Canada Driver Ticketed For Singing 90’s Dance Hit

25 Oct 2017

2017/10/25 – Man singing C+C Music Factory’s ‘Gonna Make You Sweat’ in car gets $149 ticket – ABC Los Angeles

A Canadian man’s decision to belt out a 1990s dance hit while inside his car has landed him a $149 ticket for being too loud in public.


Moalla says he was happily singing along with the windows mostly rolled up to C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” which neared the top of the Billboard chart in 1991, when he was stopped.


He says was asked if he was yelling and he said no. One of the officers walked away and returned with the fine for screaming in a public place.

Canada obviously not feeling the Old Skool vibe


Mandatory Evacuation for SE Georgia

7 Sep 2017

2017/09/07 – Georgia governor orders evacuation of Savannah, coast ahead of Irma – Raw Story

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a mandatory evacuation order on Thursday for the state’s coast, including historic Savannah, as deadly Hurricane Irma rolled toward Florida and the southeastern United States.

The evacuation order for areas east of Interstate 95 and some areas to its west takes effect Saturday at 8 a.m., Deal said in a statement.


Independence Day in the Numbers

3 Jul 2017

2017/07/03 – ‘How many hot dogs do Americans eat on the 4th of July?’ and other Independence Day numbers – Washington Examiner

Hot dogs – 150 million
Fireworks consumed – 268 million pounds
Countries the celebrate July 4th – 3

Check the link for more numbers…