Friday, September 30

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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
Entertainment

Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

Paintings from the “Paint Kingsport 2022!” art show have moved from the Renaissance Center to Impressions Fine Art, 246 Broad St. The show, which depicts scenes of Kingsport by local plein air artists, will be on display at its new location through Sept. 18. All paintings are painted by local artists from the Kingsport Art Guild and feature scenes painted on location in downtown Kingsport, Bays Mountain, Exchange Place and more. The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District during the earl...
UIC researchers use drone technology to better inspect light poles
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UIC researchers use drone technology to better inspect light poles

CHICAGO (CBS) – It's a view of a light pole that's rarely seen, from a drone capturing images from above.Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are using the perspective to keep drivers safe from falling poles.CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot got a first look inside that UIC lab that's trying to address the problem she's been covering for months.If a light pole, standing 20 feet high, needed to be inspected, a Chicago Department of Transportation worker would need to come out with heavy equipment to inspect it from top to bottom. New research being done shows a drone could be used to do that work instead.Inside the UIC High Bay Structures Lab, researchers use drone video of a vibration study on an aluminum light pole. "There is something that hit the light pole," said...
Gaming

8 Fantastic Back-To-School Video Games To Close Out Your Summer

Image: Don’t NodThe episodic game Life is Strange, uses high schooler Max Caulfield’s ability to rewind time to comment on friendship and consequence and the fact that, hey, life is strange. The game reminds me of the everyman character in the story, the Gossip Girl Dans of the world, the Bilbo Baggins-es, who are meant to represent us as the audience. Life is strange, we all think.Strange, too, is Max’s seniors-only boarding school Blackwell Academy, which players can explore, gossip in, and uncover secrets in as part of gameplay. But in addition to intentional weirdness, the fictional school suffers from an unfortunate developer oversight—it’s incredibly white-centric.In a 2015 article for Vice, games journalist and writer Shonté Murray-Daniels describes how Life is Strange is “a fairly ...
GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano wore Confederate uniform for faculty photo
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GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor Doug Mastriano wore Confederate uniform for faculty photo

Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano, three years before retiring from the U.S. Army, posed in a Confederate uniform for a faculty photo at the Army War College. The photo, which Reuters said Friday it obtained after a request under the Freedom of Information Act, shows Mastriano in the uniform in a 2013-14 portrait for the Department of Military Strategy, Plans and Operations, where he worked until he retired in 2017.Reuters said it was told that faculty at the time were given the option of dressing as a historical figure, and while a few did so, only Mastriano is shown wearing a Confederate uniform.The Army War College said in a statement that a team in 2020 had reviewed all art, text and images displayed at the Carlisle barracks for alignment with Army values an...
Teachers for Columbus City Schools, Ohio’s largest school district, go on strike two days before classes start
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Teachers for Columbus City Schools, Ohio’s largest school district, go on strike two days before classes start

Teachers for Columbus City Schools, Ohio's largest school district, have voted to go on strike and will be walking picket lines Monday, two days before classes are scheduled to resume. More than 94% of the Columbus Education Association's members voted to reject the school board's final offer late Sunday, the Ohio Education Association said.The union represents more than 4,000 teachers, librarians, nurses and other employees."This strike is about our students who deserve a commitment to modern schools with heating and air conditioning, smaller class sizes, and a well-rounded curriculum that includes art, music and P.E.," the union said in a statement. The school board said its offer put children first. "We offered a generous compensation package ...
Biden heads to Kentucky to survey flood damage and meet with victims
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Biden heads to Kentucky to survey flood damage and meet with victims

Washington — President Biden and the first lady are expected to join Gov. Andy Beshear and his wife, Britainy, as they meet with families and view damage from storms that have created the worst flooding in Kentucky's history.At least 37 people have died since last month's deluge, which dropped 8 to 10.5 inches of rain in only 48 hours. The National Weather Service said Sunday that flooding remains a threat, warning of more thunderstorms through Thursday. Monday's visit will be Mr. Biden's second to the state. He previously visited in December after tornadoes whipped through Kentucky, killing 77 people and leaving a trail of destruction. "I wish I could tell you why we keep getting hit here in Kentucky," Beshear said recently. "I wish I could tel...
Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community
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Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 55th Annual Oklahoma Academic CareerTech Education (OKACTE) Summit Conference, recently held in Tulsa, brought together over 4,000 professionals to provide networking, professional development and recognition to those who have contributed to the success of CareerTech.Metro Technology Centers was recognized as a Gold Star School for the 22nd year and several district officials, including the assistant superintendent of instruction, received top honors. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, David Martin, received the OKACTE Arch Alexander Award, one of the highest CareerTech honors awarded annually. Martin, who has been with Metro Technolo...
Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days
Politics

Gray Decries ‘Dark Money’ — But Has Previously Benefitted From It | Politics | Seven Days

In a fundraising email on Wednesday, the campaign for U.S. House candidate Molly Gray went after her chief Democratic rival, Becca Balint, painting an ominous picture of the primary campaign landscape. “If our opponent has it her way, dark money will flood the airwaves and drown out the voices of Vermonters,” Gray’s campaign manager, Samatha Sheehan, wrote. “We don’t know how soon they’ll come for Molly — or how much they’ll spend — but we know now that Super PACs have been invited in by our opponent and we need to be ready.” Sheehan was responding to allegations that Balint, Vermont's Senate president, had used a controversial tactic on her website known as “redboxing.” The practice involves creating a webpage, usually using a red box as a signal, to alert super P...
Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News
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Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law | Entertainment News

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National WriterNEW YORK (AP) — In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on “reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public.The Association of American Publishers, the industry's trade organization, had contended that the bill violated the United States Copyright Act by allowing states to regulate publishing transactions. The Maryland law was passed with overwhelming support a year ago, and included provisions for fines up to $10,000 and higher.Maryland U.S. District Judge Deborah L. Boardman issued her decision Monday, four months after she had enjoined the Maryland Act, writing at the time that the la...