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  • Coronavirus: European Countries reject Chinese-made equipment

    03/31/2020 8:59:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/31/2020
    A number of European governments have rejected Chinese-made equipment designed to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of testing kits and medical masks are below standard or defective, according to authorities in Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands. Europe has reported hundreds of thousands of cases of coronavirus. More than 10,000 people have died in Italy since the outbreak began. The virus was first detected in China at the end of 2019. The government implemented strict lockdown measures to bring it under control. What’s wrong with the equipment? On Saturday, the Dutch health ministry announced it had recalled 600,000 face masks. The...
  • Families of truckers killed on I-10 in 2017 settle lawsuit with construction company

    10/06/2019 8:52:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    ABC 7 KVIA ^ | October 1, 2019 | Stephanie Valle
    EL PASO, Texas - ABC-7 has learned the families of the young engaged couple killed when their semi-truck collided with a piece of construction machinery sticking out on Interstate 10 have settled their lawsuit against the company that was overseeing the construction site. The parents of Patrick Van Fossen and Keserie Paredes had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against JAR Construction, accusing JAR of causing the deaths of Van Fossen and Paredes on the early morning of Dec. 21, 2017. In July, ABC-7 reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, found numerous safety hazards at JAR's construction...
  • WATCH: Enraged Customer Hurls Equipment at McDonald’s Employees

    08/26/2019 3:43:06 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/19 | By Amy Furr
    A McDonald’s customer threw restaurant equipment at employees after she was reportedly told they were out of ice cream. Video footage of the incident shows customers quickly exiting the building as the unnamed woman grabs equipment and hurls it at employees standing behind the counter. One of the employees fights back by tossing a large silver cup dispenser at the woman, who picks it up and throws it at them.
  • Facebook group names I-66 construction crane "Steve," endless memes follow

    08/24/2019 12:56:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Inside NoVa ^ | August 10, 2019 | Inside NoVa
    It doesn’t get much more Northern Virginia than this. Traffic woes and construction delays are daily gripes on the local Facebook group, “Western Prince William Chatter.” Then Steve came along -- and brought joy to the group's 20,000-plus members. "It seems he is the light at the end of the tunnel when you're STUCK in that horrible traffic! Thanks for entertaining us Steve and for those calling him Bob, just no," one Facebooker wrote. Before WPWC members gave him a name, Steve was simply known as a rubber tire crane. He came to the Manassas area to lift 10 concrete...
  • Komatsu’s Harbor District HQ could have more than 1,000 employees (Wisconsin)

    09/29/2018 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizTimes ^ | September 27, 2018 | Corrinne Hess
    Komatsu Mining Corp. is planning to add 443 jobs over the next 12 years at the $285 million headquarters planned for Milwaukee’s Harbor District, where the company’s total employment is expected to eventually exceed 1,000. “We are hiring today but we are also working to develop the workforce for tomorrow,” said John Koetz, president of surface mining at Komatsu. Komatsu is planning to consolidate its West Milwaukee headquarters along West National Avenue and its operations at the Honey Creek Corporate Center at a new South Harbor Campus that will spread across 2.5 million square feet south of Greenfield Avenue and...
  • Trump Set to Repeal Obama’s Ban on Military Equipment for Police

    08/28/2017 10:05:15 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When Barack Obama first called for a ban on police departments being able to use surplus military equipment three years ago, it was a knee jerk reaction to the Ferguson, Missouri riots. It was a bad policy that President Trump may be about to repeal. After the police used military equipment to quell riots in Ferguson, for Obama, it was all about public relations. He wanted to appear to be doing something that would “speak for” black folk, whilst at the same time chastise the police for essentially doing their jobs. He even said as much: "We've seen how militarized...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Breaking on Fox Business: New info for FBI probe came from Anthony Weiner's device (vanity)

    10/28/2016 12:20:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 389 replies
    There's nothing on Fox website yet. Will post a link when there is.
  • US reportedly supplying Ukraine military with obsolete equipment

    12/01/2015 3:13:28 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 01, 2015 | Fox News
    The U.S. has been supplying Ukrainian forces with obsolete equipment, some of which dates back almost thirty years, according to a published report. The Washington Post reported that Ukrainian government forces battling Russia-supported rebels in the east of that country have called into question Washington's commitment to them based on the shoddy gear. The paper also reported that the lack of sufficient equipment has bred distrust and lowered Ukrainian morale. [....] Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 and its support for the rebels has brought relations between the two countries to a post-Soviet low. Ukraine has since...
  • IRS Cancels Order for Spying Equipment

    06/12/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/12/13 | Elizabeth Harrington
    About Us Resources Send Tips Donate RSS Home » News IRS Cancels Order for Spying Equipment June 12, 2013 - 1:56 PM By Elizabeth Harrington Subscribe to Elizabeth Harrington RSS Follow Elizabeth Harrington on Twitter 10 25 (CNSNews.com) - The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has cancelled its purchase order for surveillance equipment, which had included coffee trays with hidden cameras and cameras that could be hidden in plants. The IRS issued the cancellation on Wednesday at 11:49 a.m. CNSNews.com published an initial story about the IRS's purchase order on Monday afternoon--and that story was linked on The Drudge Report. As...
  • Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]

    01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers. --SNIP-- News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.
  • Woo hoo!! This could be the 2nd to last thread or perhaps even the last thread of the FReepathon!!

    02/21/2012 4:01:07 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 928 replies · 4+ views
    Click here to git 'er done!! ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Woo hoo!! This could be the last thread of our first quarter FReepathon!!</p> <p>We're now working on the new equipment fund. We're planning on replacing some of our aging and unreliable equipment and beefing up our system before the general elections. Hope to pay for half of it this quarter and the rest next quarter.</p>
  • Woo hoo!! Now working on the new equipment fund!! [FReepathon thread XXXVI]

    02/19/2012 3:52:55 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 1,108 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | Feb 19, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    We've already raised enough to cover our operating costs for the current quarter and are now working on the new equipment fund!! Less than $6k to go!! We're planning on replacing some of our aging and unreliable equipment and beefing up our system before the general elections. Hope to pay for half of it this quarter and the rest next quarter. Woo hoo!! Let's get 'er done!! No matter who gets the nomination or eventually wins the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire!! We need FR and FR needs you!!...
  • Israel Freezes Equipment Sales to Turkey

    12/22/2011 3:37:54 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/12/11 | Elad Benari
    The Defense Ministry has ordered Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems Ltd. to cancel the sale of advanced intelligence equipment to Turkey, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday. According to the report the canceled deal, which was signed in 2009 and is worth $140 million, was for the sale of an advanced infrared camera and associated equipment. The reason for the cancelation, according to the report, is the diplomatic row between Israel and Turkey. All defense-related exports by Israeli companies require the approval of the Ministry of Defense, the report noted, but the cool relations between the two countries have...
  • Hot town, summer in the city: New York breaks record for hottest July 22 ever and DC feels like 120F

    07/22/2011 6:55:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:52 AM on 23rd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Americans sweltered today in the scorching heat in what was officially the hottest day of the year in scores of cities across the country. The heatwave covered a million square miles, affecting 141million Americans. New York's Manhattan experienced the hottest ever July 22 recorded, with an overwhelming 104-degree temperature in Central Park. The Washington DC region continued to be smothered in heat and humidity with temperatures reaching 102 degrees but with a heat index of more than 120 - hotter than Death Valley at daybreak