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U.S. Fishermen Are Making Their Last Stand Against Offshore Wind

U.S. Fishermen Are Making Their Last Stand Against Offshore Wind

TIME Magazine, September 30, 2021

A few hundred yards south of the fishing boat docks at the Port of New Bedford in southeastern Massachusetts, workers will soon start offloading gigantic turbine components onto a wide expanse of gravel. Local trawlers and lobster boats will find themselves sharing their waterways with huge vessels hefting cranes and massive hydraulic jacks. And on an approximately 100-square mile patch of open sea that fishermen once traversed with ease, 62 of the world’s largest wind turbines will rise one by one over the ocean waves.

CDC needs to give us better data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections: Sheldon H. Jacobson

CDC needs to give us better data on breakthrough COVID-19 infections: Sheldon H. Jacobson

Cleveland.com, September 28, 2021

URBANA, Illinois -- The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides weekly reports on breakthrough infections leading to hospitalizations and deaths. However, similar data on infections amongst previously infected people are needed to assess the road to the virus becoming endemic -- present in the population but manageable due to widespread immunity.

COVID-19 vaccine data show low risk from third shot as cases decline

COVID-19 vaccine data show low risk from third shot as cases decline

Roll Call, September 28, 2021

The Biden administration’s COVID-19 booster shot campaign is off to a promising start, with about 1 million Americans signed up to receive a third Pfizer dose at pharmacies in the coming weeks, and adverse reactions to booster shots are rare, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data released Tuesday.

The great container shortage

The great container shortage

ABC, September 27, 2021

Standardising shipping containers in the 1950’s made global trade possible but what happens to supply chains when there’s a shortage of these big metal boxes

Lessons learned from hurricane recovery can improve supply chains

Lessons learned from hurricane recovery can improve supply chains

The Hill, September 27, 2021

We are in the middle of hurricane season. Every time one rolls through the Gulf Coast or Florida on its way up through the Atlantic Seaboard and the Northeast, as was recently seen with Ida, only after the winds and rain stop does the real clean-up work begin. The same observation can be made about our nation’s deeply troubled supply chain.   

Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?

Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?

Bloomberg, September 27, 2021

Romaine Bostick, Taylor Riggs & Sonali Basak bring the news and analysis you may have missed after the closing bell on Wall Street. Today's show tackles the supply chain woes Guests Today: Christopher Tang of the UCLA Anderson School, Craig Fuller of FreightWaves (Source: Bloomberg)

Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering

Ranked choice, multimember districts could ‘handicap’ gerrymandering

Sciencenewsnet.in, September 23, 2021

ITHACA, N.Y. – New research from Cornell University lays out in detail why ranked-choice voting (RCV), combined with multi-member legislative districts, promotes fair representation and severely limits the gerrymanderers’ ability to draw themselves into the Election Day winner’s circle.

Op-Ed: Requiring vaccination proof isn't the problem. Making sure it's reliable can be

Op-Ed: Requiring vaccination proof isn't the problem. Making sure it's reliable can be

IndyStar, September 22, 2021

Once the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines were given FDA Emergency Use Authorization in December, the first priority was to create a national vaccine supply chain to get vaccines into the arms of health care workers and at-risk populations.  As the supply of vaccines increased, the footprint of eligible recipients grew.  By April, anyone over age 16 could get vaccinated at no cost at numerous facilities like their local pharmacy. 

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for C...

Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas

The Conversation, September 21, 2021

Perhaps you’re snacking on a banana, sipping some coffee or sitting in front of your computer and taking a break from work to read this article. Most likely, those goods – as well as your smartphone, refrigerator and virtually every other object in your home – once were loaded onto a large container in another country and traveled thousands of miles via ships crossing the ocean before ultimately arriving at your doorstep.

Global supply chain issues will impact the holiday shopping season

Global supply chain issues will impact the holiday shopping season

Tech Republic, September 21, 2021

If you thought last year's supply chain woes during the pandemic have been resolved, think again: Analysts and industry experts say suppliers and retailers are already dealing with delayed cargo and skyrocketing freight prices, which will cause headaches during the holiday season.

No free lunch for an individual's freedom to choose

No free lunch for an individual's freedom to choose

The Hill, September 20, 2021

Many who resist COVID-19 vaccination insist they have a say over what goes into their bodies. An individual’s freedom to choose is the foundation for their position. Yet, there are times when such freedom to choose takes a back seat to what is required to protect our nation’s freedoms for all to live safely and securely. This provides one basis for President Biden’s blanket vaccination mandates for millions of Americans.