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Here's where the 'nuclear football' came from and why it follows US presidents wherever they go

A US military officer carrying the "nuclear football" Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images Every American president since Eisenhower has been followed by a bag known as the "nuclear football." The briefcase was born from the Cold War belief the president needs to be able to order a launch in minutes. Much of the briefcase's contents are highly classified, but over its decades-long history, a lot has been learned. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Wherever a US pre...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Defense, Football, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, Analysis, Fbi, Beijing, Ronald Reagan

House OKs land/rivers bill preserving 1 million acres – much of it in LA County

A bill protecting more than 1 million acres of public lands and 500 miles of rivers in the state — including more than 400,000 acres in three counties in Southern California — was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in a bipartisan vote. Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, or HR 803 was adopted by a vote of 227-200, with eight Republicans voting “yes” along with 219 Democrats. Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, was the lone Republican in the state to vote in favo...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, House, House Of Representatives

The carbon offset API developer Patch confirms a $4.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Patch , the carbon offset API developer, has raised $4.5 million in financing to build out its business selling customers a way to calculate their carbon footprint and identify and finance offset projects that capture the equivalent carbon dioxide emissions associated with that footprint.  Confirming TechCrunch reporting, Andreessen Horowitz led the round, which also included previous investors VersionOne Ventures, MapleVC, and Pale Blue Dot Ventures. Patch’s application protocol interface wo...
Tags: Energy, TC, Y Combinator, Articles, Tech, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, President, Andreessen Horowitz, Api, Carbon Footprint, Greenhouse Gases, Patch, Sonder, Jeff Jordan, EQT, Jennifer Wagner

Kleeen raises $3.8M to make front-end design for business applications easy

Building a front-end for business applications is often a matter of reinventing the wheel, but because every business’ needs are slightly different, it’s also hard to automate. Kleeen is the latest startup to attempt this, with a focus on building the user interface and experience for today’s data-centric applications. The service, which was founded by a team that previously ran a UI/UX studio in the Bay Area, uses a wizard-like interface to build the routine elements of the app and frees a comp...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Developer, Tech, Software, President, SaaS, App-store, Business Intelligence, Switch, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Bay Area, NeoTribe Ventures, Co-founder, Matt Fox

Maple launches with $3.5 million in funding to become the SaaS backoffice for the family

Much of our daily lives have been transformed in one way or another by technology – and often through intentional efforts to innovate thanks to the advent of new technology. Now more than ever, we rely on shared collaboration platforms and digital workspaces in our professional lives, and yet most of the changes wrought by tech on our home and family lives seem like the accidental effects of broader trends, rather than intentional shifts. Maple, a new startup launching today, aims to change that...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Social, Food, Startups, TC, Business, Publishing, Family, America, Tech, Companies, Platform, President, Machine Learning, Api

Bringing jobs and health benefits, BlocPower unlocks energy efficiency retrofits for low income communities

Retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient and better at withstanding climate change induced extreme weather is going to be a big, multi-billion dollar business. But it’s one that’s been hard for low-income communities to tap, thanks to obstacles ranging faulty incentive structures to an inability to adequately plan for which upgrades will be most effective in which buildings. Enter BlocPower, a New York-based startup founded by a longtime advocate for energy efficiency and the jo...
Tags: Energy, TC, New York, Obama, NYC, Washington, White House, Articles, Barack Obama, Tech, Georgia, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, President, Energy Efficiency

Trump's erratic presidency is the latest sign giving one person control of the nukes is 'dangerous,' experts say

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to Air Force personnel during an event September 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Alex Wong/Getty Images A congresswoman and former defense secretary recently argued the US needs a "no first use" policy for nukes. Trump's presidency shows the risks of giving a president total control over the nuclear arsenal, they said. Nuclear experts say the US should change the status quo, but military leaders disagree. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
Tags: Politics, Maryland, Congress, California, White House, Massachusetts, Russia, Defense, US, International, America, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine just got a lot easier to transport and distribute

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech now has less stringent and extreme transportation requirements than it debuted with. Originally, the mRNA-based vaccine had to be maintained at ultra-low temperatures throughout the transportation chain in order to remain viable – between -76°F and -112°F. New stability data collected by Pfizer and BioNTech, which has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, allow it to be stored at temps between 5°F and -13°F...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Uber, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Medical Research, United States, President, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotech, Biden, Clinical Trials, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA

Here's how the 14th Amendment could be used to prevent Trump from running again

President Donald Trump speaks during an event commemorating the repatriation of Native American remains and artifacts from Finland in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Since the US Capitol siege, some lawmakers have said Trump should be barred from future office. The 14th Amendment could be the last option lawmakers have to accomplish this goal. However, legal scholars disagree about how, if at all, the bill could be ap...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, US, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, House, President, Wisconsin, Finland, Donald Trump, Berger, Trump, Capitol

TikTok’s forced sale to Oracle is put on hold

The insane saga of a potential forced sale of TikTok’s US operations is reportedly ending — another victim of the transition to methodical and rational policymaking that appears to be the boring new normal under the Presidency of Joe Biden. Last fall, the U.S. government under President Donald Trump took a stab at “gangster capitalism” by trying to force the sale of TikTok to a group of buyers including Oracle and Walmart. Gangster capitalism and the American theft of Chinese innovation ...
Tags: TC, Washington, US, Tech, Walmart, Joe Biden, President, Tencent, National Security Council, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, WSJ, U.s. Government, Oracle Corporation, Trump

Mining industry calls for investment during Indaba

Despite the depressed economic environment, the mining industry contributed billions of rands to the economy last year, and can continue to do so if it focuses on environmental, social and governance issues The post Mining industry calls for investment during Indaba appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Economy, Environmental, President, Gross Domestic Product, Cyril Ramaphosa, Indaba, Pandemic, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Mining Indaba, Mxolisi Mgojo, Minerals Council South Africa, Rita Spalding, social and governance (ESG

China launched its national carbon trading market yesterday

Yesterday, China flipped the switch on a nationwide carbon trading market, in what could be one of the most significant steps taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in 2021 — if the markets can work effectively. China is the and its share of the world’s emissions output continues to climb. As the Chinese government works to curb its environmental impact, policies like a carbon trading system could spur the adoption of new technologies, increasing demand for goods and services from domestic s...
Tags: Energy, TC, Europe, China, Time, US, Articles, Tech, European Union, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, President, Shanghai, Oil And Gas

Battery companies are the latest SPAC target as EVs get a huge regulatory boost

Batteries are the latest landing pad for investors. In the past week alone, two companies have announced plans to become publicly traded companies by merging with special purpose acquisition companies. European battery manufacturer FREYR said Friday it would become a publicly traded company through a special purpose acquisition vehicle with a valuation at $1.4 billion. Houston area startup Microvast announced Monday its own SPAC, at a $3 billion valuation. A $4.4 billion combined valuation for t...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, China, Boston, US, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Mit, United States, 3d Printing, Ford, Electric Vehicles, President

First AstraZeneca-vaccines arrive in South Africa

The first one million AstraZeneca-vaccines were welcomed at OR Tambo International Airport The post First AstraZeneca-vaccines arrive in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, President, Astrazeneca, National, Vaccines, Mumbai, OR Tambo International Airport, Top Six, Serum Institute of India, SII, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

‘President’ Review: An Eye-Opening Chronicle of Zimbabwe’s Harrowing Struggle for True Democracy [Sundance 2021]

America just scraped through an election where the President of the United States and a radical sect of his colleagues and constituents incorrectly claimed that there was fraud that resulted in the Republican party losing the presidency. But this is nothing compared to the level of election corruption that has plagued an African nation for over 40 years. In her new documentary President, director Camilla Nielsson provides an up close and comprehensive look at the supposedly “free, fair, and cre...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, America, Barack Obama, Movie Reviews, United States, President, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Camilla Nielsson, Sundance, Don, Emmerson Mnangagwa, MDC, ZEC, Mnangagwa

‘President’ Review: Camilla Nielsson’s Extraordinary Documentary Traces the Alleged Theft of an Election

“Democrats,” Camilla Nielsson’s superb 2014 documentary about the tortuous construction of Zimbabwe’s 2013 constitution, was most riveting as a snapshot of a country still trying democracy on for size, wary of what it saw in the mirror. Studying the troubled coalition government that paired president Robert Mugabe’s long-ruling ZANU-PF party with the more liberal opposition […]
Tags: Reviews, President, Festivals, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Camilla Nielsson, Sundance film festival, ZANU

Trump's 'Office of the Former President' is not uncommon - but it could get tricky if he uses it to push a political agenda

Donald Trump and Melania Trump boarding Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump says he's establishing an Office of the Former President in Florida. Experts say the move isn't unusual for ex-presidents but could become problematic. One expert said presidents "can easily live in the gray areas if they choose." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Congress, White House, Office, US, Trends, Georgia, Gop, United States, President, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Clinton, Trump

Trump's 'Office of the Former President' is actually not uncommon - but it could get tricky if he uses it to push his political agenda

In his final hours as president, Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave to supporters as they board Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photo by Pete Marovich - Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump announced he was establishing the "Office of the Former President" from his base in Florida. Experts said the move is not uncommon for ex-presidents, but it could become problematic should Trump use the taxpayer-funded office t...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, Congress, White House, Office, Trends, Georgia, Gop, United States, President, Michelle Obama, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Clinton, Trump

Dr. Anthony Fauci is the federal government's top-paid employee, and was paid $18,000 more than Trump in 2019

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. Top federal health officials discussed efforts for safely getting back to work and school during the coronavirus pandemic. Al Drago - Pool/Getty Images Fauci earned $417,608 in 2019, according to OpenTheBooks – a rise of $18,000 from the year before. A spokeswoman for the National Institu...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, President, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Salaries, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Zika, Aoc

New White House, New Executive Orders

If you thought the new Biden White House would take it easy on the use of Executive Orders, you haven’t been paying attention.  President Biden has been indicating that he would use Executive Orders liberally in the first few days to either develop policy or turn around policies that he believes should be revoked. The first week has brought a series of orders that address topics from sexual orientation, to the pandemic, to wage increases. My colleagues, Keegan Drenosky and Sarah Westby, and I ha...
Tags: Work, New York, Law, Connecticut, President, Biden, Sexual Orientation, Remote, Lamont, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Executive Orders, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Legislative Developments, Featured Content

This Week in Apps: TikTok viral hit breaks Spotify records, inauguration boosts news app installs, judge rules against Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also   3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live TV. Currently, the average American watches 3.7 hours of live TV per day...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Food, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Twitter, Spotify, Europe, Real Estate, London

The biggest step the Biden administration took on climate yesterday wasn’t rejoining the Paris Agreement

While the Biden Administration is being celebrated for its decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement in one of its first executive orders after President Joe Biden was sworn in, it wasn’t the biggest step the administration took to advance its climate agenda. Instead it was a move to get to the basics of monitoring and accounting, of metrics and dashboards. While companies track their revenues and expenses and monitor for all sorts of risks, impacts from climate change and emissions aren’t tracked ...
Tags: TC, White House, Oil, Articles, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, President, Keystone Pipeline, Keystone Xl, Biden, Greenhouse Gas, Director, Chair, Executive

Read the full text of Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people — the will of the people — has been...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Senate, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, House, President, God, Biden, King, Mall, Kamala Harris, Trump

In dozens of orders, President Biden aims at 4 ‘converging crises’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s first day agenda has a pretty clear subtext: We’ve got this. The incoming administration released a fact sheet hours ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration ceremony detailing immediate steps that it will take to tackle the still-raging coronavirus pandemic and other “converging crises” facing the country. “He will sign a combination of executive orders, memoranda, directives, and letters to take initial steps to address these crises, including by changing the course...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Putin, Congress, Washington, Mexico, White House, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, Paris, President

Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision. In the same thread, he took time to call out a nascent Twitter-sponsored initiative called “bluesky,” which is aiming to build up an “open decentralized standard for social media” that Twitter is just one part of. Researchers involved with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, TC, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Encryption, United States, President, Computing, Jack Dorsey

8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House

President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison." Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described th...
Tags: Obama, Washington, Life, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, United States, Ronald Reagan, President, Presidents, Netherlands, Michelle Obama, John F Kennedy, Annie Leibovitz, John Adams

Beyond Meat shares soar after inking deal with Taco Bell on new menu items

Shares of Beyond Meat are soaring on news that the company will be working with Taco Bell on new menu items. The company’s stock in midday trading after Taco Bell announced that it would embrace Beyond Meat to come up with new menu items due to be tested in the next year. The decision from Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Yum Brands, is a departure from the Mexican fast food chain’s commitment to go it alone as it developed new vegetarian menu items. “We’ve looked. We’ve met with Beyond, we’ve me...
Tags: TC, Tech, United States, Fast Food, President, Food And Drink, Leader, Cnbc, Beyond Meat, Taco Bell, Taco, Southern California, Yum Brands, Julie Felss Masino Taco Bell

Lady Gaga to sing anthem, J-Lo to perform at inauguration

WASHINGTON — Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem at Joe Biden’s inauguration and Jennifer Lopez will give a musical performance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol when Biden is sworn in as the nation’s 46th president next Wednesday. The announcement of their participation comes one day after word that Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating Biden’s inauguration. Other performers include Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. At the swearing-...
Tags: News, Washington, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Tom Hanks, Soccer, President, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Biden, Georgetown University, J Lo, U S Capitol, National Politics, National News

Snapchat permanently bans President Trump’s account

Quite a bit has happened since Snap announced last week that it was indefinitely locking President Trump’s Snapchat account. But after temporary bans from his Facebook, Instagram and YouTube accounts as well as a permanent ban from Twitter, Snap has decided that it will also be making its ban of the President’s Snapchat account permanent. Though Trump’s social media preferences as a user are clear, Snapchat gave the Trump campaign a particularly effective platform to target young users who are a...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tech, Spokesperson, Snapchat, Instant Messaging, President, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Snap, Trump, Vertical Video, Facebook Instagram

Airbnb cancels all bookings for DC during Inauguration week

Airbnb won’t be hosting anyone in Washington DC during the week of the Presidential Inauguration, the company said in a statement. Brian Chesky took to Twitter to confirm the company’s move on Wednesday even as lawmakers in the nation’s Capitol were moving ahead with a historic vote to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time. We have canceled all Airbnb reservations in DC for Inauguration week. Guests will be issued a full refund and hosts will still be paid in full for these cance...
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