It's August, and that means it's time for the third annul round of Facebook Community Action Grants. It's also time to make it official that Rutherford County's own Keven McKammon has been named the site manager for the Facebook Forest City Data Center. On Monday, I spoke with Keven, who I have known from my previous life as a print journalist for the Daily Courier, and who has helped Rutherford County become more connected ever since I first met him several years ago.
Four-year-old Bobby Tufts was re-elected "mayor" over the weekend in the tiny northern Minnesota community of Dorset. We say "mayor" because Dorset doesn't really have a government. It doesn't even have many people — "22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town," according to CBS Minnesota.
Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 11:24 am
A cyclist who commutes to work in Vancouver, Canada, was surprised and angered last week when she found a note from her office building on her bike that threatened its confiscation. Her offense? Parking in the "15-minute-only" bike rack.
"So I got a ticket from #CadillacFairview for parking my bike outside their building/my office," tweeted Molly Millar, who works in the Vancouver Sun & Province Building, also known as Granville Square.
Scott Friedman, NBC 5 Investigates The Department of Defense confirms to NBC 5 Investigates that accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has now been paid more than $278,000 since the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 32 injured.
A ban on sales of older models of Apple's iPad and iPhone in the US has been overturned by the Obama administration. In June, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) ruled that Apple infringed a patent of rival Samsung. President Barack Obama's trade representative has now vetoed that decision because of its "effect on competitive conditions in the US economy".
The US says it will keep a number of embassies in north Africa and the Middle East closed until Saturday, due to a possible militant threat. Twenty-one US embassies and consulates closed on Sunday. The state department in Washington said the extended closures were "out of an abundance of caution", and not a reaction to a new threat.
In the last two years, the company has gone from 109 employees and five branches to 22 employees and two branches. It's understandable, then, that the decline and current status of a business he grew and nurtured has left Fawzy feeling uncommitted to his job and lacking passion for it.
PITTSBURGH - For years, Barbara Johnstone, a professor of linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University here, bought shares in a C.S.A. - a community-supported agriculture program - and picked up her occasional bags of tubers or tomatoes or whatever the member farms were harvesting. Her farm shares eventually lapsed.