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heavy snow t s 5 indian soldiers along kashmir frontier


five indian soldiers on patrol were t ped under snow after a snowy track caved in urday along the highly militarized line of control that divides kashmir between india and pakistan.






heavy snow t s 5 indian soldiers along kashmir frontier


srinagar, india (ap) — five indian soldiers on patrol were t ped under snow after a snowy track caved in urday along the highly militarized line of control that divides kashmir between india and pakistan. a rescue operation was started immediately despite hostile weather, indian army spokesman col. rajesh kalia said. the soldiers were on a […]






heavy snow t s 5 indian soldiers along kashmir frontier


srinagar, india (ap) — five indian soldiers on patrol were t ped under snow after a snowy track caved in urday along the highly militarized line of control that divides kashmir between india and pakistan. a rescue operation was started immediately despite hostile weather, indian army spokesman col. rajesh kalia said. the soldiers were on a […]






january storms erase part of california's snowpack deficit


the recent storms that have buried the sierra nevada in snow have taken a big bite out of the state’s five-year snowpack deficit, according to researchers. using ellite data, computer models and snowpack measurements, university of colorado at boulder scientists estimated the water content of...






some mystery remains about lakers' last three lottery picks


brandon ingram’s serene, heavy-lidded look rarely changes, and neither does the quiet speech he’s learning to amplify to better lead an offense. the lakers rookie's demeanor thursday night after a 96-88 loss to the utah jazz — in which he was scoreless for the second consecutive game — betrayed...






2 scary acronyms in a military town: brac and rif


two acronyms have popped up in the news that are scary for a military town like san diego: brac and rif. two heavy-hitter congressmen say they want to put base closures back on the table. adam smith, a washington state democrat on the house armed services committee, said he’ll introduce a bill...






skooba laptop weekender travel bag - a carry-on bag for gadget lovers


i go somewhere on a plane at least twice a month. for over ten years i’ve used a briggs & riley roller carry-on, and i’ve been fairly happy with it. it’s heavy for its small size and the zipper pulls all broke off (i made replacements from binder clips and sugru) so i’ve been keeping my eye out for a replacement. after hearing great things about the accessibility and capacity of the skooba weekender duffle, i decided to give it a try. it turned out the be the most convenient carry-on i’ve ever used. (more…)






'la la land' and the oscars: why the movie attracts haters


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071245'; click here for reuse options! opposition to the film has come from fans of the hollywood al and admirers of jazz. too bad they are wrong. the seven-awards sweep at the golden globes has been followed by a 14-nomination sweep at the academy awards. a modest, low-budget sorta- al about jazz and disappointment has now tied “all about eve” and “titanic” for receiving the most oscar nominations ever.so what happens next? the movie has now been positioned as something that only conventional, middlebrow folk will celebrate. and the cohorts that have been dogging the movie since it e out will receive a new push from intellectuals and pundits and journalists eager to establish their too-cool-for-school cred or nonconfor






2017 isn't '1984'—it's stranger than orwell imagined


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071248'; click here for reuse options! orwell could not have imagined the internet and its role in distributing alternative facts. a week after president donald trump’s inauguration, george orwell’s “1984” is the best-selling book on amazon.com.the hearts of a thousand english teachers must be warmed as people flock to a novel published in 1949 for ways to think about their present moment.orwell set his story in oceania, one of three blocs or mega-states fighting over the globe in 1984. there has been a nuclear exchange, and the blocs seem to have agreed to perpetual conventional war, probably because constant warfare serves their shared interests in domestic control.oceania demands total subservience. it is a police st






how slaves reacted to their appraisals: traumatic u.s. history of slave auctions


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1071188'; click here for reuse options! a new book asks important questions about slaves’ perspectives on their auctions, including an enslaved father who fought to buy his son at auction. excerpted from the price for their pound of flesh: the value of the enslaved, from womb to grave, in the building of a nation by daina ramey berry (beacon press, 2017). reprinted with permission from beacon press.chapter 3: adolescence, young adulthood, and soul valuesaverage appraised values:females: $517 ($15,189 in 2014); males: $610 ($17,934 in 2014)average sale prices:females: $515 ($15,131 in 2014); males: $662 ($19,447 in 2014)they abolished the external or african slave trade, in 1808, the effect of which gave an impetus to the