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Month: April 2016

Bourdain on Chicago: 'You could be nowhere else'

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 […]

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

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 […]

Bombardier wins Delta airline contract

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 […]

Over 1 Million Volunteer Manhours as America's Largest Weekend Festival of Community Service Expands to a Month of Big Sundays – 18th Year of Working to Connect Diverse Communities Via Helping Across California, Several Other States and in Australia

LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The USA’s biggest community service festival, Big Sunday Weekend, now in its 18th year of helping, will expand for the first time this May to a Month of Big Sundays (MOBS).  Big Sunday Weekend, the signature event of the Big Sunday organization, engaged tens of thousands of volunteers from […]

Michael Bloomberg Says Both Parties Have Demagogues in Presidential Race

Photo Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, left, accepted an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Mark S. Schlissel, president of the University of Michigan, before addressing graduates on Saturday in Ann Arbor. Credit Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News-MLive Detroit, via Associated Press Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, denounced […]

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