By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
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Company set to deliver new smart motorcycle helmet which addresses riders’ need for enhanced road awareness and safety SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, February 11, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Australia’s longest running research commercialisation fund, Uniseed, has announced an investment in Sydney tech start-up, Forcite, as the company prepares to launch a new smart motorcycle helmet which addresses riders’ need for enhanced road awareness and safety. Forcite, which was co-founded by ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ lister, Alfred Boyadgis along with Julian Chow, developed the helmet and software package as an undergraduate UNSW design project after Alfred’s own near-death experience in a motorcycle accident. The helmet is based on similar smart helmets Forcite has developed for other industries, and the business recently received mentoring in the UNSW 10X Accelerator. The helmet and software package gives riders greater situational awareness and allows … [Read more...] about Forcite to launch new smart helmet after securing A$800,000 in funding led by Uniseed
When Cindy Kuikstra heard those words, she knew that her son, Andy Stuns, wasn’t just in serious trouble, but mortal danger. Stuns had been struggling with drug addiction for most of his adult life, and since he’d moved to Denver in 2014, he had been in and out of jail, busted for such crimes as stealing from department stores to finance his fixes. In May 2016, Stuns was about to be released from jail again when he called his mom to reveal that, right before going into lockup, he’d overdosed on heroin twice — only to be saved by the anti-overdose drug naloxone (market-branded as Narcan). Street drugs in Denver were becoming so potent and unpredictable, especially those laced with fentanyl, that Stuns didn’t think he’d last much longer before his next, potentially fatal overdose. He told his mom that he wanted to turn his life around before that happened.Continue ReadingAlarmed, Kuikstra purchased her son a bus ticket to where she lived in Michigan … [Read more...] about A Supervised Drug Use Site? Meet the Leaders Behind Denver’s Push.
In 1971, the Voice hosted what music editor Robert Christgau then dubbed “the first and last annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll,” receiving 84 ballots (of which only 39 came from what he described as “legitimate critics,” or “human beings with more access to print media than a lonely attack on Led Zeppelin III in a high school newspaper in Minnesota, which was one credential proferred”) and splitting the results across two music sections. Who’s Next won by a wide margin, its 540 points easily topping Sticky Fingers‘s 332 and Every Picture Tells a Story‘s 319. The prominence of legacy artists led Christgau to complain of a “creeping auterism” by which “fave raves of yore… are trotted out like so many Frank Tashlins to receive a great art award for their annual wheeze.” Three years later, however, the poll returned, trimmed down to just 24 voters, with Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell (the last female … [Read more...] about Robert Christgau’s Five Favorite Pazz & Jop Essays
Statistical Odds Favor a Kinder, Gentler Winter The upcoming winter is an enigma, wrapped in a riddle. Anything can and will happen. But history shows us that Pacific Ocean water temperatures can nudge our weather in a certain direction NOAA still predicts a strong chance of an El Nino warm phase developing into the winter, which correlates with milder temperatures and less snow most years. Disclaimer: it WILL snow, Minnesota WILL enjoy a fleet of cold frontal passages. But statistically, odds do favor a less severe winter than last year. The Old Farmer's Almanac is picking up on this trend, saying "We expect to see above-normal temperatures almost everywhere in the United States, except in the Southwest." Place your bets. While Hurricane Lane churns toward the Hawaiian Islands, possibly the first direct strike since Iniki in 1992, Minnesota's weather appears relatively tame. Lukewarm sunshine lingers today and Thursday, but a few waves of T-storms may complicate matters Friday. … [Read more...] about Smoke, Heat & Thunder