Construction on a new Navy ship has started in San Diego named after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. Milk was the first openly gay man elected in the state of California. The ship, which is being built at NASSCO San Diego, will ultimately become a fleet oiler which will be used to replenish fuel, oil and dry goods to Navy ships at sea. Kathy Baker, a logistics engineer with 45 years at NASSCO, made the ceremonial first cut of steel for the ship. Work has begun on constructing a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler after the pioneering gay leader, Harvey Milk Stuart Milk, center, the nephew of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, stands next to a photo of the USNS Harvey Milk during a ship naming ceremony 'I was shocked,' she said to the San Diego Tribune. 'I was honored. Felt all the time, effort and hard work I put in all these years was appreciated.' Milk, who came from a naval family, served as a Navy diving officer during the Korean War. His nephew, … [Read more...] about San Diego shipbuilder begins construction on the U.S. Navy ship Harvey Milk named after the slain gay rights activist
Research suggests the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that rocked California wine country in 2014 may have been caused by an expansion of Earth's crust because of seasonally receding groundwater under the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The vineyard-filled valleys flank the West Napa Fault, which produced the quake that killed one person, injured several hundred and caused more than $500 million in losses. The study recently published in the American Geophysical Union's Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth suggests land between the valleys is stretched each summer as groundwater levels fall beneath the valleys and the ground in the valleys sinks and contracts. Scroll down for video Bricks and debris surround the Alexandria Square building in Napa, California following the earthquake that left 15 to 16 buildings no longer inhabitable after the 6.0 tremor THE NAPA QUAKE The early morning Napa quake on Aug. 24, was the largest to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the magnitude … [Read more...] about 2014 Napa quake that caused $500m in damages and killed one linked to changes in groundwater that caused Earth’s crust to expand
Oprah may have raised the roof with a long and rousing speech at this year’s Golden Globes, but presenter Natalie Portman cut to the chase with just six words: “Here are the all-male nominees.” Presenting the award for best director, the actor raised an uncomfortable laugh, and an important point. Very few women are ever nominated for this category in major film awards ceremonies; fewer still win. But why is that? An argument made by many on social media was that there simply aren’t enough female directors to choose from. That’s part of the problem: studios are still hugely reluctant to hire a woman to helm a major movie with the kind of marketing and campaign budget that gets the attention of ceremonies such as the Globes and the Baftas, who also failed to nominate a single woman in its director category this year. Women accounted for just 11% of directors of the 250 top-grossing films of 2017, according to the latest report by San Diego State … [Read more...] about Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?
The most bizarre thing about Youssoufa Moukoko scoring six goals in an under 19s (U19) youth match on Sunday isn't that the Borussia Dortmund striker is just 14 years old. It's that nobody is particularly surprised. Moukoko's goal scoring feats have become the stuff of legend in Germany's youth divisions. He first came to prominence after scoring a brace on his U17 debut in 2017. He was 12. The Cameroon-born star in the making has gone on to break a series of records at youth level. Forty-six goals in 25 games — the greatest ever return in a single U17 season — would have been remarkable enough, were he not just 14 years old. More than just a flat-track bully, the child prodigy's strikes last season included a brace against Schalke in a 4-4 draw en route to winning the league title, and decisive goals in the semifinal and final of the team's triumphant cup campaign. At the beginning of the 2019-20 season, there was little doubt he was ready to make yet … [Read more...] about Youssoufa Moukoko: Borussia Dortmund’s star in the making
Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a radical plan to completely eliminate coal-fired power plants by 2030. The New York billionaire, 77, vowed Friday that he would close the country's 251 coal plants within the next ten years should he become Commander-in-chief. However, he stopped short of revealing how he would help communities severely impacted by such closures. Bloomberg made the announcement during a campaign stop in Virginia - a surprising choice given the state is considered the heart of coal country. During the announcement, he also boasted that he had already 'helped to close more than half the nation's dirty coal plants.' Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a radical plan to completely eliminate coal-fired power plants by 2030. He made the announcement in Virginia on Friday Going, going, gone! Under a Bloomberg presidency, coal-powered plants, such as this one in Virginia, would be closed within … [Read more...] about Bloomberg boasts he’ll shut down EVERY US coal plant within a decade if he becomes President – but fails to say how he’ll help communities that will be impacted