Goodbye to another landmark: Lord & Taylor sells Fifth Avenue store

WABC MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — Lord & Taylor is selling its landmark Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan to WeWork for $850 million. The flagship store is expected to continue to operate in the entire building through the 2018 holiday season, and then rent lower floors after that. The holiday displays will continue to go on this year and next year, a company spokeswoman said. … Continue reading Goodbye to another landmark: Lord & Taylor sells Fifth Avenue store

Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

Ben Steverman
Bloomberg

The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.

But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed. Continue reading “Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between”

Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes

Mass Private I [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnAh4dJfa4I%5B/embedyt%5D The future of privacy in big cities is bleak, cities are now getting paid to convert street lights into spying SmartNodes. What are SmartNodes? SmartNodes will soon replace street lights, because they are equipped with cameras, microphones, speakers etc., all-in-one light pole. The city of Los Angeles, Calfornia is working with Phillips Lighting and ENE-HUB to turn 110,000 street lights into a one-of-a-kind citywide SmartNode surveillance … Continue reading Cities are getting paid to turn street lights into spying SmartNodes

Harvey floods left Houston water plant hours away from failure

CBS News Hurricane Harvey left hundreds of communities in southeast Texas without safe drinking water. At least 45 water systems are shut down, and 171 areas have issued boil water notices. But Houston is not on that list, despite significant flooding at one of its water plants. “The filters are the life blood of the plant. If you lose filtration, there’s nothing you can do,” said … Continue reading Harvey floods left Houston water plant hours away from failure

Hurricane Irma strengthens into category 5 storm

Daniel Dahm CBS 6 Orlando https://cdnapisec.kaltura.com/p/2028321/sp/202832100/embedIframeJs/uiconf_id/36216741/partner_id/2028321?iframeembed=true&playerId=media-preview_0_0_t9urmtc7&entry_id=0_t9urmtc7&flashvars%5BstreamerType%5D=auto ORLANDO, Fla. – Hurricane Irma, which has strengthened to a Category 5 storm packing winds of 175 mph, is expected to slam the Caribbean and possibly the U.S. mainland this week. The increasingly menacing storm would continue churning west in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, and meteorologists say Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands could begin to see its wrath by the … Continue reading Hurricane Irma strengthens into category 5 storm

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

CBS News HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades–a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the country. For many affected workers, retraining might be out of reach —unavailable, unaffordable or inadequate. … Continue reading Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

Palm Beach County residents stock up on supplies as Hurricane Irma heads west

Amy Lipman NBC5 West Palm Beach “There was nothing at Walmart,” said Bianca Rodriguez of Palm Beach Gardens. “Not even like one thing of water.” Emergency officials recommend people have one gallon of water per person, per day for at least five days in the event of a hurricane. Rodriguez found cases of bottled water at a Winn-Dixie on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens … Continue reading Palm Beach County residents stock up on supplies as Hurricane Irma heads west

Hurricane Irma could strike New York on 9/11 with 116mph winds, projection claims

Vincent Woods London Express The US is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has killed at least 45 people and caused flooding and destruction across Texas. Now with the Atlantic hurricane season continuing, one projection has claimed there is a risk Hurricane Irma could make landfall in the US on September 10, causing devastation to the city as the storm continues to … Continue reading Hurricane Irma could strike New York on 9/11 with 116mph winds, projection claims

Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

AP President Donald Trump declared Sunday a National Day of Prayer for Harvey victims and recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana. In his official proclamation he called on “Americans of all faiths and religious traditions and backgrounds to offer prayers today for all those harmed by Hurricane Harvey.”  WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump is attending a church service on a National Day of Prayer … Continue reading Trump attends church service on National Day of Prayer

Trump at UN to push world leaders to back reform

AFP

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US President Donald Trump will host a meeting of world leaders at the United Nations this month to push for reform of the global body that he once dismissed as a “club” for people “to have a good time.”

World leaders at the September 18 event will be asked to support a 10-point political declaration that backs UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “in making concrete changes to the United Nations,” according to the document obtained by AFP on Friday.

Attending his first UN gathering of world leaders, Trump is scheduled to address the General Assembly on September 19, on the first day of the six-day debate.

His speech will likely to be the most closely watched as Washington’s allies and foes grapple with the implications of his “America-First” approach to foreign policy.

Trump has described the United Nations as an “underperformer” but stressed that it has “huge potential” to address the long list of world crises that will be at the center of this year’s UN debate.

The United States is the UN’s number one financial contributor, paying 28.5 per cent of the $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget and 22 per cent of the core budget of $5.4 billion. Continue reading “Trump at UN to push world leaders to back reform”