BEIJING >> Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. NEW YORK TIMES Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, in New York, 2016. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, Calif., announced plans for the Shanghai factory in July after the Chinese government said it would end restrictions on full foreign ownership of electric vehicle makers to speed up industry development. BEIJING >> Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, Calif., announced plans for the Shanghai factory in July after the Chinese government said it would end restrictions on full foreign ownership of electric vehicle makers to … [Read more...] about Tesla secures land for factory in China
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Linda Rodriguez McRobbie September 12, 2018 Eric Wilcoxon had tried everything to lose weight. Dieting, exercise, he even scheduled and then backed out of a lap-band surgery, unable to justify the cost. “I would get up to probably 350 pounds and get mad at myself, go on a diet, do some sort of crash diet,” said Wilcoxon, who runs an insurance agency in Van Buren, Mo. “Three different times in my life, I’ve lost 125 pounds, but never had the ability or the will power or the gumption to keep it off. And this last time, I let myself go. It got too far out of hand.” Already a big man — he’s 6-foot-3 — he reached his heaviest five years ago: 410 pounds. He was 41 years old, and he was pretty certain the weight was going to kill him sooner rather than later. At the time, Wilcoxon’s doctor, Steven Edmundowicz at … [Read more...] about Pass the scalpel. Hold the guilt trip.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story first ran in 2002, in the aftermath of a fire that claimed the lives of two St. Louis firefighters. Read more about the legal battle over the equipment the firefighters were using here.St. Louis firefighters pulled the blackened helmets of two fallen colleagues Saturday from the ashes of a building on Gravois Avenue as investigators sought answers to how the men became the first to die in the line of duty here in nearly a quarter-century.Derek Martin and Robert "Rob" Morrison, both 38 and both 11-year veterans of the St. Louis Fire Department, were among 40 firefighters called to battle a blaze Friday night at Gravois Refrigeration Co. Fire officials say they were two of the first to enter the two-story brick building at 2239 Gravois Avenue and were running low on oxygen when another firefighter, disoriented by the smoke, sent out a mayday call on the radio.Martin and Morrison stayed to look for their colleague and did not respond when a horn was sounded … [Read more...] about Two St. Louis firemen who died were trying to rescue colleague
De Smet: Colin Donovan Academic rank • 5 of 186.Sports • Cross country, track and field.Academic bio • Scholar Athlete Award for all eight seasons (above 3.5 GPA); First Honors all eight semesters.Athletic bio • Rookie of the Year; 110 percent award; team captain.Activities • STUGO (9th-11th); Campus Ministry core team; yearbook editor in chief; NHS president; Seedbearers (service retreat).College, major • Benedictine College; chemistry.Goal • "I think eventually I want to end up teaching at some level, and I definitely want to coach cross country or track, too. I'm not super sure on my future as of now, but I'm looking forward to college and hoping that it kind of steers me towards what I want to do in life.”Favorite subject • Chemistry.Favorite book • "Watchmen.”Favorite musician • Pink Floyd.Role model • "I would definitely say my parents. My dad and I are pretty similar, and just his faith and the way he … [Read more...] about Schools D through J