Archive for April, 2016

Bourdain on Chicago: 'You could be nowhere else'

Saturday, April 30th, 2016:

And it can be a grim and dispiriting feeling, waking up, at first unsure of where you are, what language they’re speaking outside. The room looks much the same as other rooms. TV. Coffeemaker on the desk. Complimentary fruit basket rotting on the table. The familiar suitcase. All too often, particularly in America, I’ll walk to the window and draw back the curtains, looking to remind myself where I might be — and it doesn’t help at all. The featureless, anonymous skyline that greets me is much the same as the previous city’s and the city before that. This is […] Read More →

From Albany to Prison: Ex-Lawmakers on Life Behind Bars

Saturday, April 30th, 2016:

He learned about small satisfactions, like when eight of the students in the G.E.D. class he teaches every afternoon recently passed their test. They call him “Professor.” Professor Espada takes pride in teaching nearly illiterate men to read, in counseling younger inmates, and in helping others work through their cases in the library. Senator Espada sits here unchastened, boasting of the “political revolution” he once led — same as Bernie Sanders, he said. Senator Espada is the one planning to tear down a bad system from the inside out. The one insisting he was framed. Continue reading the main story […] Read More →

Bombardier wins Delta airline contract

Saturday, April 30th, 2016:

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption The wings for the C Series planes are made in Belfast Bombardier has won a $5.6bn (£3.84bn) order for its C Series passenger planes from American airline Delta. It has placed a firm order for 75 of the aircraft, with an option for 50 more. Bombardier described the deal as a “watershed moment”, after orders had stalled for two years. Wings for the aircraft are manufactured in Belfast. In February, the firm announced 1,080 job losses at its five Northern Ireland plants. It said cost over-runs and delays to the C Series project were a […] Read More →

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