The Associated Press Updated 8:49 am PDT, Monday, April 15, 2019 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Photo: Evan Agostini, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Honoree Gigi Hadid attends Variety's Power of Women: New York presented by Lifetime at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, April 5, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) Honoree Gigi Hadid attends … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of April 21-27
Mike and the mechanics
One of the most common criticisms launched at defenders of science-based medicine by believers in pseudoscience and quackery is that we are “pharma shills.” The assumption, or so it would seem, is that no one would defend science, reason, and medicine unless he were paid off by pharmaceutical, chemical, and/or agricultural companies. The further assumption is that, in contrast to our greedy grasping selves, they are not motivated by such base concerns as money. That is their self-image, that of pure-hearted warriors against evil, the evil being big pharma, big agriculture, big chemical, and whatever other demons they can dream up in their fevered imaginations. Of course, no one, least of all I, really claims that big pharma, big agriculture, and big chemical are pure or that they don’t sometimes engage in questionable or even dishonest practices in the name of profit. And, of course, by contrast, promoters of "natural health" would never, ever be motivated by profit. … [Read more...] about And they say I’m in it for the money?
Painter said when he visited Dallas Monday and Tuesday, he saw planes sitting out-of-service for whole days without maintenance work being performed. He said he's concerned mechanics are being set up for failing to fix what's been billed as an emergency by the company.Contacted about the union's claims, Southwest responded with a statement that reiterated its main focus is the safety of customers and employees."The airline continues to experience a high number of out-of-service aircraft and is operating under a staffing protocol enacted late last week to maximize availability of mechanics to address maintenance items and safely return aircraft to service," the statement said. On Thursday, Southwest still had the most canceled flights of any airline. Its nearly 400 cancellations represented 9 percent of its fleet, down from 11 percent Wednesday, according to data from FlightAware and Southwest. The airline said 270 cancellations were weather-related.In the last week, Southwest … [Read more...] about Union: Southwest isn’t calling Dallas mechanics in on overtime, despite operational emergency
By Katie Dowd, SFGATE Updated 2:56 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Atherton House on 1990 California Street in San Francisco, as it appears today. The ghost of George Atherton supposedly haunts the residence. Atherton House on 1990 California Street in San Francisco, as it appears today. The ghost of George Atherton supposedly haunts the residence. Photo: Mike Hofman/Wikimedia Commons Gertrude Atherton's apartment. Gertrude Atherton and her dog sitting in an automobile outside her home. (Photo by Nat Farbman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Gertrude Atherton's apartment. Gertrude Atherton and her dog sitting in an automobile outside her home. (Photo by Nat Farbman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Photo: Nat Farbman, LIFE Picture Collection/GettyIma This rare photo shows "Chinese noble women" in San Francisco's Sutro … [Read more...] about A body in the rum barrel: The true story behind San Francisco’s booziest, weirdest ghost
Though the fall cycling season has just begun, many riders are already thinking of the new year—and, when the time comes, buying a new bicycle. Whether you’re in the market for a road bike, mountain bike, e-bike, city bike, fitness bike, or any other set of wheels, here’s what you need to know. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below When and where? Larger bike shops typically have semi-annual sales where they’ll blow out their stock. If you couldn’t swing a deal on a particular bike in the past, these sales are the best time to try again. If you want to buy new, the fall is almost always your best bet, according to Jason Boles of The Velo bike shop in Phoenix. This time of year, he said, shops are generally looking to get rid of remaining inventory to make room for newer models. But where you buy your bike also matters. In parts of the country where it’s warm year round, just-in-time ordering (that is, ordering bikes as needed, rather than having … [Read more...] about Everything You Need to Know to Get the Best Deal on a Bike