It’s a strange time in the sports media world after ESPN fired 100 employees on Wednesday. The massive staff chop spawned strong opinions about who did and did not deserve to remain at the network. Most of those predictably have come from your average Twitter troll - “You spilled Starbucks on yourself, Adam Schefter? Well at least you still have a job” - but some of have come from within the industry. Former Sports Illustrated writer Jeff Pearlman used Stephen A. Smith as the face of the problem with ESPN’s layoffs - and the industry as a whole. In an essay, which specifically noted it was not Smith’s “fault” that he is paid exponentially more than anyone who was fired this week, Pearlman decried
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The Navy's new stealthy destroyer will soon fire precision rounds from its long-range deck gun and fire SM-2 missiles from its vertical launch tubes. The Navy's new "first-of-its-kind," high-tech stealthy destroyer, armed with the most lethal weapons ever engineered onto a surface ship, is now beginning what’s called “ship activation" - a process of integrating the major systems and technologies on the ship leading up to an eventual live-fire exercise of its guns and missiles. As part of this process, the Navy will eventually fire long-range precision guns and missiles from its lethal, stealthy new destroyer -- in anticipation of its ultimate deployment on the open seas, service and industry officials explained. The new destroyer, called the USS Zumwalt, is a 610-foot land and surface warfare attack ship designed with a stealthy, wave-piercing “tumblehome” hull.
The body of a one-year-old-girl was found under the couch of a house in Illinois that police described as being "in a deplorable condition" on Thursday, days after the toddler was first reported missing. Will County Sherrif's Office said that the body of Semaj Crosby was found around midnight on Thursday morning after sherrifs, along with the FBI, gained consent from Semaj's mother, Sheri Gordon, to search her residence. During a press conference Will County Sherrif's department said Semaj was last seen playing in front of the house on Tuesday afternoon wearing a long sleve shirt with a picture of a cat on the front.
Since she was in elementary school, Katherine Schreiber, 28, remembers struggling with body issues. "If I exercised, I could control that feeling," Schreiber explained. With Schreiber’s exercise habit she also began to restrict the amount of food she ate, which eventually became full-blown eating disorder.
North Korea is a notoriously secretive place that is often hostile to outsiders, especially Western journalists. Which means that getting an unfiltered, unvarnished look at everyday life inside the Hermit Kingdom is incredibly rare. Most of what the outside world gets to see is carefully crafted regime propaganda or the occasional heavily edited, stylized documentary. That's what makes this short video by Finnish journalist Mika Mäkeläinen so fascinating. Mäkeläinen is the Asia correspondent for Finland's Yle Uutiset news program and had visited the county to cover the recent "Day of the Sun" celebrations marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, North Korea's founder (and the
Daryl Oster, CEO of ET3, said his tube transport company has attracted competition in the next generation transportation field-the most recognizable being Elon Musk's Hyperloop. Oster said that tubes, which enable car-sized passenger capsules, could be optimized for value, and could reshape how people travel, reducing labor and fuel costs to less than a tenth of the cost of flying. Hyperloop, Oster said, is regional, whereas ET3 is a "freeway" with access points all along the route. TechRepublic caught up with Oster at the 2017 Smart Cincy Summit and you can watch the full interview above. "Our vision is being able to travel from, say, here in Cincinnati to the Taj Mahal in under three hours