Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Children's Magical Garden, NYC - closing it down!?!

Apple to build U.S.-made Macs in Texas

Apple to build U.S.-made Macs in Texas: When Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook announced late last year that the tech company wanted to bring some manufacturing back to the United States, it raised the question of where? Now we know: Texas.

Cook talked about location during his Senate committee appearance yesterday, according to All Things D. A Mac line will be built in Texas — though a more specific location was not disclosed — with components made in Illinois and Florida, using equipment made in Kentucky and Michigan.

In December 2012, Cook…

Jaffna erupts over Sri Lankan government land acquisition

Jaffna erupts over Sri Lankan government land acquisition:
People in Sri Lanka's former war-torn Northern Province have been protesting a government move to forcibly acquire land in the Jaffna peninsula which they claim is a ploy to bring in settlers ahead of elections.

Mysterious illness kills 2 in southeast Alabama - Wire National News - The Sacramento Bee

Wonder if anyone ill or in hospital has recently visited Saudi Arabia?

Mysterious illness kills 2 in southeast Alabama - Wire National News - The Sacramento Bee

A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday.
Seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath in recent weeks, Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Mary McIntyre said in a statement.
Two of the seven have died. The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control Respiratory Laboratory are analyzing lab tests from all seven patients. McIntyre says officials hope to have preliminary results on the samples back by Wednesday or Thursday morning.
The illness was first reported late last week and the last of the seven patients was hospitalized Monday, McIntyre said.
It wasn't immediately clear which municipalities the illnesses were concentrated in.
"We're only aware of the Southeast, but we don't know - we haven't received reports from anywhere else," McIntyre said. "That's why we're trying to get the information out."
McIntyre said it's unclear what's causing the illness but some of the seven patients also had the flu. Authorities are urging hospital staff to wear masks when caring for patients who appear to be suffering from respiratory illnesses.
The Centers for Disease Control referred all questions to Alabama health officials.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Amazon CARES: Happy Birthday, Molly!

Amazon CARES: Happy Birthday, Molly!: By Shannon Sullivan Our team and volunteers wish Molly Mednikow, founder and director of Amazon CARES, a very happy birthday! Molly fou...