LeEco was going to get into nearly everything, including electric cars in the US. It was going to build its global headquarters on it and hire 12,000 people. Then came reality. Earlier this year, LeEco in turn scuttled those plans and pulled back from the US, claiming that it had run into a cash crunch. It has since been trying to sell the property. There will be a buyer eventually, as always, but maybe not at $250 million.
On July 8, 1776, the first public readings of the Declaration were held in Philadelphia’s Independence Square to the ringing of bells and band music. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.
Yet for the 1.4m First Nation, Inuit and Métis, the land’s original inhabitants, there is nothing to celebrate. “Canada 150 is so insulting,” says Pam Palmater, a Mi’kmaw lawyer and university professor. “We’ve been here for tens of thousands of years.” Their grievances go well beyond a dispute over dates. After the Dominion of Canada was formed in 1867 the new government continued colonial policies that seized their land and put them on reserves. Worse, the government tried to eradicate their culture and language by taking indigenous children from their homes and putting them in “residential schools”. First Nations could not hire a lawyer to defend their land claims until 1951. Those on reserves (some gave up their status and moved to cities) were not allowed to vote until 1960.
Thompson highlighted a key issue facing the system: “persistent and severe shortages of mental-health staff and correctional staff, combined with chronic and significant overcrowding.” The judge noted that during the trial, Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn “described the prison system as wrestling with a ‘two-headed monster’: overcrowding and understaffing.”
A retired high school teacher who has called Wayne County home for all of her 65 years, Riggins crafted herself a new job. She met a friend at the Cafe Euro in Jesup, the county seat, and together they began strategizing. Soon after, Riggins came up with a name for the group she would lead — No Ash At All. Soon after, No Ash At All signs poked up from yards across the county.
“The system they describe is precisely what scientific peer-review is,” Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, told ThinkProgress via email. “The reality is that the only thing these folks don’t like is the conclusion that the scientific community (that is, the world’s scientists, literally) has arrived at — that climate change is real, human-caused, and a threat.”
Christopher Burt, a weather historian for Weather Underground, has exhaustively analyzed world temperature extremes and determined the 129.2 degree readings posted in Mitribah, Kuwait on July 21, 2016, and Death Valley, Calif., on June 30, 2013, are the hottest credible temperature measurements that exist in modern records.
The initiative City Councilman Koretz announced on Wednesday will seek to make Los Angeles carbon neutral by 2025. A Climate Justice Mobilization Working Group will also be formed, the Hollywood Patch reported, and it will “partner with the national Climate Mobilization group and try to reach the goals outlined in Canada’s LEAP Manifesto,” which Klein helped produce.
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