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The Monday Roundup: SUVs for crowd control, oppressive interstates, Paris election, and more

Here are the most noteworthy stories we came across in the past seven days… SUV as crowd control weapon: This time it was in Detroit where a police SUV was surrounded by protestors and then the officer at the wheel decided to floor it and ram through them. Several people were seriously injured. Nothing to see here: The NYPD looked into a case of officers driving into protestors last week and found that they did not violate use of force policies. Traffic is back: Our wonderful flirtation with...
Tags: Transportation, Politico, America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Capitol Hill, Detroit, Donald, LA Times, Anne Hidalgo, ODOT, Shoup


Shoup with TD to Bibbens, Lehigh beats Fordham 30-27 in OT

NEW YORK (AP) — Backup QB Addison Shoup threw a short touchdown pass to Devon Bibbens in overtime, his only completion of the day, giving Lehigh a 30-27 win over Fordham on Saturday. The Mountain Hawks (3-3, 2-0 Patriot League) trailed 27-24 in the extra period when kicker Austin Henning booted a 25-yard field goal […]
Tags: New York, News, Sports, Ap, Shoup, Fordham, Lehigh, Patriot League, Mountain Hawks, Bibbens Lehigh, Addison Shoup, Devon Bibbens, Austin Henning


Transportation Trivia packs them in as Shoup-inspired team takes top prize

Team “You Make Me Want To Shoup” hoists the trophy: (L to R): Sarah Iannarone, Joe Cortright, Alyssa Heminger, Tony Jordan and Clint Culpepper.(Photo: Yashar Vasef) Transportation leaders and bright minds from around the region convened at the Lagunitas Community Room on Thursday night for the latest rendition of the Community Cycling Center and Oregon Walks’ Transportation Trivia event. It was an overflow crowd and for the first time in the event’s history, all tickets were sold out before the...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, WSP, Daimler, Shoup, Rides/Events, Sarah Iannarone, Joe Cortright, Portland Streetcar, Noel Mickelberry, Oregon Walks, City Observatory, Community Cycling Center


An ex-Uber employee claims he wasn't allowed to take bathroom breaks the month before he was fired

Ryan Kelley, a former safety driver for Uber's autonomous vehicle program, told Business Insider he felt as if he wasn't allowed to take bathroom breaks the month before he was fired. "They made it clear you probably should hold it," he said. Stopping a test vehicle for a bathroom break could disturb it and ultimately require up to an hour of rebooting or troubleshooting, Kelley said, which would decrease the number of miles it would drive. Read the full story about Uber's self-driving car pro...
Tags: Uber, Singapore, America, Trends, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Kelley, Ryan Kelley, Shoup, Dara Khosrowshahi, Eric Meyhofer, Eric Meyhofer Uber, Rob Shoup, ATG Uber


This is why the US military has tracked Santa Claus every Christmas since 1955

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, lets you track Santa Claus' whereabouts on Christmas Eve. The tradition dates back 63 years. Today, the North American Aerospace Defense Command — better known as NORAD — celebrates its 63th year of .  It's a veritable Christmas tradition in the United States. Even tech giants like Google have gotten in on the action, using NORAD's data to give kids a map showing where Santa's sleigh is flying, right up until Christmas morning. You can ...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Ap, United States, Santa Claus, Santa, Gawker, Sears, Colorado Springs, Norad, Soviet Union, North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD Tracks Santa, Harry Shoup, Shoup


NORAD Santa tracker will stay on even if the government shuts down

For more than 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight around the world on December 24. And it will continue this year, even if there’s a government shutdown, the operations center said Friday in a tweet. In the event of a government shutdown, NORAD will continue with its 63-year tradition of NORAD Tracks Santa on Dec. 24. Military personnel who conduct NORAD Trac...
Tags: TC, Tech, Military, Santa Claus, Santa, Colorado Springs, Norad, North American Aerospace Defense Command, NORAD Tracks Santa, Harry Shoup, Shoup, NORAD Santa, Continental Air Defense Command, NORAD USNORTHCOM


Uber employees describe a stressful and 'ridiculous' culture at the self-driving car unit under its current leader Eric Meyhofer

As Uber puts its self-driving cars back on the public road Thursday after a fatal accident nine months ago, the company's internal culture is back in the spotlight. While Uber has implemented new safety rules, some insiders worry that the company has not fixed the internal issues that allowed the dangerous practices to occur in the first place.  Business Insider spoke to 10 employees and former employees all of whom worked for the unit recently under its current leader Eric Meyhofer. They desc...
Tags: Uber, Montana, Trends, Arizona, Donald Trump, Business Insider, Pittsburgh, Eric, Kelley, Ryan Kelley, ATG, Shoup, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Pittsburgh San Francisco, Eric Meyhofer


Lyft now integrates public transit info in app

Lyft has officially entered the public transit space with the launch of Nearby Transit, a feature currently available just in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes just a couple of days after Lyft deployed electric scooters in the city. Today, Lyft customers in Santa Monica will see the Nearby Transit option, which includes route information and schedules for the Big Blue Bus, LA Metro and Metrolink. The feature is in partnership with Trafi, a transit information platform. “Building on the launch ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Tech, Nelson, Santa Monica, Santa Monica Calif, Shoup, Metrolink, Lilly Shoup, Big Blue Bus LA Metro


Robert Mondavi made an impact on Washington wine through his friendship with Allen Shoup

Shoup, a former longtime CEO at Ste. Michelle and founder of Long Shadows Vintners, was a friend of Mondavi, the late California wine legend.
Tags: News, California, Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Robert Mondavi, Mondavi, Shoup, Allen Shoup, Ste Michelle


Alphabet’s GV leads $16 million investment in site rental firm Peerspace: Reuters

Alphabet Inc’s venture capital unit GV led a $16 million investment this month in Peerspace Inc, a self-serve online booking tool for event spaces, the firms told Reuters on Tuesday. The deal reflects venture capitalists’ continued interest in businesses that bring to the web tasks that once required physical proximity or multiple phone calls, including hailing rides, renting wedding outfits and booking vacation cabins. Peerspace said it has accommodated tens of thousands of events such as corpo...
Tags: Trends, United States, Reuters, Alphabet Inc, Kraus, Shoup, VC Deals, Peerspace, Joe Kraus, Peerspace Inc, Eric Shoup Turo, Foundation Capital and Red Bridge Partners


Man dead following Woodland Hills collision

One man died and a woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation following a two-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon in Woodland Hills, authorities said. The collision, which was reported at 1:37 p.m., occurred in the 6100 block of Shoup Avenue near Summit Vue Drive, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. Several 911 calls reported the collision between a sedan and a full-sized SUV, Humphrey said. The SUV was reportedly traveling southbound on Shoup in a residential ...
Tags: News, Sport, Crash, Soccer, Bmw, Local News, Lapd, Humphrey, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Daily News, Cadillac Escalade, Shoup, Los Angeles Fire Department, Top Stories LADN, Brian Humphrey, Dean Musgrove Los Angeles Daily News


Double-SUV crash on Monday shuts down Shoup Avenue in West Hills

A two-SUV crash Monday, March 5, 2018, at Shoup Avenue and Kittridge Street in West Hills injured at least one person and shut down Shoup for hours. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) A two-SUV crash Monday, March 5, 2018, at Shoup Avenue and Kittridge Street in West Hills injured at least one person and shut down Shoup for hours. (Photo by Leo Kaufman/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) Sound A two-SUV crash Monday, March 5, 2018, at Shoup Avenue and Ki...
Tags: Accidents, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Sun Valley, Lancaster, Palmdale, Los Angeles Daily News, Shoup, West Hills, Kittridge Street, Encino LAFD, Shoup Avenue, Leo Kaufman, Los Angeles Daily News Seen


VC-backed Peerspace announces C-suite leadership roles

San Francisco-based Peerspace, a community marketplace for finding the perfect space for any gathering, has named Eric Shoup, a former executive at Ancestry.com and eBay, as CEO. Also, the firm has appointed Gene Domecus as chief financial officer. Domecus was CFO for Macys.com. And, Rony Chammas, the founder of Peerspace, will become chairman and chief product officer. Peerspace’s backers include Foundation Capital, Structure Capital, Carthona Capital and 31VENTURES. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO...
Tags: Ebay, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Chicago, Gene, Macy, Eric, Los Angeles New York, San Francisco Calif, Shoup, Rony, Peerspace, Eric Shoup, Gene Domecus


NORAD Santa tracker 2017: Follow Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve journey around the world as Donald and Melania Trump join the fun

He's made his list, he's checked it twice, he already knows who's been naughty and nice. That's right: Santa Claus is coming to town – and you can follow him as he makes his way around the world. Every year, the boffins at Norad (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) kindly dedicate December 24th to tracking Father Christmas as he darts from chimney to chimney, country to country, and continent to continent, delivering gifts while voraciously consuming sweetmeats. The...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, News, Australia, White House, China, Virginia, Russia, India, US, Earth, Bbc, Thailand, Nepal


Resuming Its Annual PR Mission, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: The U.S. military command that is charged with protecting the airspace for North America is on alert this Christmas weekend for a man with a white beard and a red suit. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer around the world as it heads for U.S. airspace Sunday night. The public can access NORAD's official Santa Tracker to watch Santa Claus' voyage... [NOTE: The site will request access to your physical lo...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Santa Claus, North America, Air Force, Santa, Gizmodo, NICK, Trump, Rudolph, Santa Tracker, Claus, Norad, North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, Shoup, NORAD Tracks Santa Claus


NORAD Santa tracker 2017: Follow where Santa Claus travels on his Christmas Eve journey around the world

He's made his list, he's checked it twice, he already knows who's been naughty and nice. That's right: Santa Claus is coming to town – and you can follow him as he makes his way around the world. Every year, the boffins at Norad (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) kindly dedicate December 24th to tracking Father Christmas as he darts from chimney to chimney, country to country, and continent to continent, delivering gifts while voraciously consuming sweetmeats. Whe...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, News, Australia, China, Russia, India, US, Earth, Bbc, Thailand, Nepal, New South Wales, Sydney


Take the TR/JFK 50-Mile Challenge

As an adherent of “the strenuous life” — a believer in “bodily vigor as a method of getting that vigor of soul without which vigor of the body counts for nothing” — Theodore Roosevelt tried to get in two hours of physical activity every afternoon. While serving as president, this exercise typically consisted of tennis matches, horseback riding, rustic cross-country walks, climbs and scrambles in then-wild Rock Creek Park, or even skinny dips in the Potomac River. As an evangelist of strenuosit...
Tags: Maryland, Fitness, Congress, Navy, Washington, Life, White House, America, West, Army, Marines, John F Kennedy, Time Magazine, Newark, Sports Illustrated, Jfk


PA Game Commission Announces New Bureau Directors

Pennsylvania Big-Buck USA -(Ammoland.com)-The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently promoted two employees to bureau director positions.Deana Vance has been selected as director of the agency’s Bureau of Automated Technology Services, and Randy L. Shoup has been selected as director of the agency’s Bureau of Wildlife Protection.Vance replaces Paul Mahon, who retired in December after more than 36 years with the agency, and Shoup replaces Tom Grohol, who recently was promoted to Deputy Executiv...
Tags: Guns, Pennsylvania, Vance, Monroe, Randy, U S Marine Corps, Chambersburg, Shoup, Deana, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Game Commission, Special Operations Division, Montour, Conservation News, Shippensburg University, Ross Leffler School of Conservation


The History of Santa Trackers

This is also the 60th year the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs .  Live Science explains how to track Santa and they also include how NORAD got into Santa tracking. Key quote: If you want to honor NORAD's Santa-tracking roots, then give the organization a ring at 1-877-Hi-NORAD. Kids (and kids at heart) have been calling that number to find out where in the world Santa is on Christmas Eve since 1955. The tradition started when a local business in Colorado ...
Tags: Google, Santa, Santa Tracker, Colorado Springs, Norad, North American Aerospace Defense Command NORAD, Harry Shoup, Shoup, Santa Trackers, Continental Air Defense Command, Colorado Springs Live Science


A Thoroughly Modern Santa

Does Santa Claus have a website? If he does, you can be sure its mobile friendly. If you can’t find Santa’s personal website or Facebook page, you may want to learn about the real story behind the Santa tracking website from NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).   The says that the tradition began in 1955 when a Colorado Springs based Sears store used the wrong number for the store in a print ad. Instead of the store number, it used a phone number for the Continental Air Defense Com...
Tags: Atlantic, State Department, Santa, Sears, Eisenhower, Colorado Springs, Norad, Kris Kringle, Harry Shoup, NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command, Continental Air Defense Command CONAD, Shoup