Day: January 7, 2018

Georgia DOT preps for winter weather in metro Atlanta Monday – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia DOT preps for winter weather in metro Atlanta Monday
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Georgia Department of Transportation will be working overnight to prepare metro Atlanta roads for possible winter weather. GDOT crews began treating the region's interstates with brine at 9 a.m. Sunday, according to spokeswoman Natalie Dale. They
Winter weather advisory issued for metro counties and North GeorgiaWSB Atlanta

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Kerry Washington, Ashley Judd, Mark Ruffalo and More Stars Share #WhyWeWearBlack for the 2018 Golden Globes – E! Online

“Today, we wear black. Why? Nearly 1/2 of men think women are well represented in leadership roles and 1/3 of women think women are well represented in leadership roles. The *reality* is, only 1 in 10 senior leaders are women,” Ashley Judd penned online. “Today, we wear black. Why? Because we are grateful to the many survivors and allies who have spoken out and forced the conversation about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and gender bias into the spotlight…Today, we wear black. Why? For EQUITY and PARITY across all industries. For SAFETY among every worker in every occupation. For inclusion of all women and marginalized people.”

As Rosario Dawson said in an impassioned video,”We wear black to symbolize solidarity. That the death knell has struck on abusive power and that it’s time to celebrate each other, not just the nominees on our film and television screens, but our storytellers who have bravely come forward and courageously shared their personal stories which have liberated so many of us.”

As a visual component of the Time’s Up initiative aimed at fighting systemic sexual harassment, assault and inequality, stars attending the 2018 Golden Globes ceremony will be walking the carpet in noir ensembles in solidarity with the movement. To mirror the nature of the wide-reaching initiative, the initiative’s many famous collaborators—among them Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa MilanoKerry Washington and Tracee Ellis Ross—have encouraged women all around the world to join them by wearing black on Sunday, no matter who or where they are. 

“Because the numbers don’t lie. Because tomorrow is too far. Because your fight is my fight. Because enough is enough. Because it’s time.”

“I wear black on the outside ’cause black is how I feel on the inside,” Asia Argento said. 

In addition to the global invitation, the stars also encouraged anyone watching to share photos of themselves wearing the shade on social media using the hashtag, #WhyWeWearBlack, which has instantly gone viral with contributors from all over the world explaining why they’re choosing to participate. Many celebrities also weighed in, sharing powerful words about their involvement. 

Stars from all corners of the industry have joined in with social media posts of their own. Here they are in their own words:

“Please join us in wearing black tomorrow in solidarity with men and women asking for equality, respect and meaningful change within all industries,” Milano tweeted. “Pass it on.”

Section of US 340 to close for stability study – Herald-Mail Media

Emergency vehicles will have limited access through the work area, Clohan said.

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — A short section of U.S. 340 will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between the intersection of Washington Street and Shoreline Drive in West Virginia and Harpers Ferry Road (Va. 671) and the intersection at Chestnut Hill Road.

The event draws thousands of visitors. Both said they were impressed by how accommodating the DOH was to their request to reschedule the work.

About 30,000 vehicles pass over U.S 340 every day at Harpers Ferry, over a short stretch of Virginia to the Potomac River bridge into Maryland, said Kenneth L. Clohan Jr., district engineer for the West Virginia Division of Highways.

Clohan said drivers on U.S. 340 in Maryland approaching the bridge over the Potomac River can head north on local Maryland roads to get to West Virginia.

This weekend, DOH engineers and geologists will climb or rappel the cliffs around the intersection of U.S. 340 and Chestnut Hill Road to study the stability of the area and what can be done to prevent rocks from falling around the intersection.

In the event of snow, the inspection will be postponed, Clohan said.

Devonte Graham’s 28 point outburst leads No. 10 Kansas over No. 16 TCU 88-84 – FOXSports.com

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Devonte Graham's 28 point outburst leads No. 10 Kansas over No. 16 TCU 88-84
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Devonte Graham had 6 assists to go along with his 28 points in Kansas' win over TCU. Big 12 · CBK · Devonte' Graham · Kansas Jayhawks · TCU Horned Frogs. More College Basketball Videos. Devonte Graham's 28 point outburst leads No. 10 Kansas over No. 16

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Alex Tse named acting US Attorney for Northern California – The Mercury News

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Alex Tse named acting US Attorney for Northern California
The Mercury News
Alex G. Tse, a longtime federal prosecutor who once worked in the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, has been named acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, in the wake of his boss's resignation. Related Articles. US Attorney

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Neither snow nor rain nor … turkeys? Post office faces off with obnoxious fowl – Sacramento Bee

Neither snow nor rain nor … turkeys? Post office faces off with obnoxious fowl

Postal authorities in an Ohio town have armed carriers with air horns to combat aggressive turkeys endangering mail deliveries in some neighborhoods. In a letter to Rocky Ridge, Ohio, residents, city officials wrote the post office had notified the
Aggressive wild turkeys in Rocky River interfere with mail delivery
Mail delivery halted in portion of Rocky River due to 'aggressive' wild turkeys

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Who Says Health-Care Competition Is Bad? – Wall Street Journal

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Who Says Health-Care Competition Is Bad?
Wall Street Journal
In his op-ed “Republicans Can't Avoid ObamaCare in 2018” (Jan. 3), Avik Roy advises Republicans to continue to focus on various mechanisms to pay for health-care services such as more competition in the insurance markets but offers no advice to reduce

Oculus Go headset pops up at the FCC with two models – Engadget

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Oculus Go headset pops up at the FCC with two models
Engadget
The Oculus Go headset is edging closer to its promised early 2018 launch, and we're learning more about what that entails thanks to the necessary paperwork. A recently discovered FCC filing has revealed that the stand-alone VR headset will likely be
Oculus Go standalone VR headset: Release date, price and everything you need to knowPocket-lint.com
FCC Listing For Oculus Go Suggests 32GB and 64GB ModelsVRFocus
Oculus Go headset tipped for 32GB and 64GB models in FCC listingSlashGear

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NFL Playoffs: Titans to face Patriots in Divisional Round – Music City Miracles

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NFL Playoffs: Titans to face Patriots in Divisional Round
Music City Miracles
Following the Jaguars' win over the Bills, the Titans will travel to Foxboro, Massachusetts to face the Patriots next weekend in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. The game will take place on Saturday night. Kick-off is set for 7:15 and the game
New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans will meet in AFC Divisional Round next Saturday (blog)
Patriots to Host Titans in Divisional Round Playoff Game on SaturdayGoLocalProv
Patriots to Host Titans in Divisional Round of PlayoffsNECN

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My cheating ex-husband won the lottery by having an affair, says City trader at centre of landmark divorce – Telegraph.co.uk

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My cheating ex-husband won the lottery by having an affair, says City trader at centre of landmark divorce
Telegraph.co.uk
A city trader at the centre of a landmark multimillion divorce case says her former husband “won the lottery” by having an affair. Julie Arnold, formerly Sharp, has called for divorce law to be modernised to better support couples who are facing
Wealthy trader says husband 'won the lottery' by cheating.Brinkwire (press release)
Trader claims her cheating husband 'won the lottery by simply having an affair' after he wins half her £5.45MILLION …The Sun

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