Christina L. Myers, Associated Press Updated 8:29 am PDT, Saturday, May 18, 2019 From left, Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Wendy Brawley and Krystle Simmons meet during recess inside the House chamber of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This is the first time in the state’s history that nine African American women have served simultaneously in the House, a moment shared among a sisterhood of women who say their primary mission is to serve and create positive change. “I think we are uniquely situated to do that,” Brawley says of her eight African American female colleagues. “It’s the most that has ever served In the House at one time, and I think we can be and have been a formidable force.” less From left, Reps. Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Wendy Brawley and Krystle Simmons meet during recess inside the House chamber of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. This is the first time in the ... more … [Read more...] about 9 African American women make history in SC House
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William “Rick” Singer stepped into a conference room at a Newport Beach Marriott one morning last January to hear how his master plan was progressing.He had paid for the flights and hotel rooms to assemble a group that included an accomplished business executive from the sports world, a Hollywood talent agent, and old acquaintances who had scratched together careers in marketing and other fields.One by one, they updated Singer on business ventures they were building and he was funding.One talked about her progress building a company that would offer less expensive versions of Singer’s exclusive college admissions coaching to the masses online. Another brought him up to speed on We Got U, a concierge service marketed to Asian students at U.S. colleges. A third told the room about the computer algorithm he and Singer were trying to develop that would analyze students’ athletic and academic prowess and spit out the ideal colleges for them to attend. There was an … [Read more...] about Rick Singer had grand plans beyond college admissions. Then scandal brought him down
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Bruins fans scrolling through their Instagram feed last week likely spotted an encouraging development from a familiar, albeit recently absent, face. Defenseman Zdeno Chara — who suffered a left MCL injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Nov. 14 — shared a slo-mo video of himself wearing a weighted vest while engaging in a strength exercise at Warrior Ice Arena. Chara has missed the Bruins’ last 16 games, though he is expected to return to practice Wednesday. “With great work and help from our entire Bruins Medical and Rehabilitation staff, we are making progress every day,’’ he wrote in the caption. “Eager to be back at full strength and playing.’’ Instagram is a relatively new endeavor for the 41-year-old captain, who started his account in January. Since joining the photo- and video-sharing social media platform, he has only further endeared himself to fans via detailed captions accompanying imagery from various aspects of his … [Read more...] about Zdeno Chara embraces his new way to communicate