Earlier, Chris Gayle continued with his menacing form, smashing a 63-ball 99 to steer KXIP to 185 for 4. Gayle and captain KL Rahul (46) took the RR bowlers to the cleaners, stitching 120 runs for the second wicket in 13.4 overs to help KXIP post a challenging total after being put in to bat. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets
Ride sharing vs car ownership
It matters that this trend is hitting America’s two densest big cities. When it comes to sustainable cities, “size matters,” wrote urban theorist Richard Florida, meaning that as city populations rise, those cities work better for the environment. When you factor in the carbon footprint of public transit over driving and apartment living versus single-family-home energy use, Manhattan is one of the greenest places in America. In 2009, public policy magazine City Journal ran a study estimating that an average New York City resident emits 4,462 pounds less of transportation-related carbon dioxide than an average New York suburbanite. A 2014 Berkeley study warned that, while population-dense cities emit the fewest greenhouse gases, their sprawling suburbs cancel out all that hard work. “While the most populous metropolitan areas tend to have the lowest carbon footprint centers, they also tend to have the most extensive high-carbon footprint suburbs,” wrote … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
A joint report from Guns Down America and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence suggested that similar action should be taken by four other key states, which all allow open carry: Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and, while no longer viewed as a critical battleground state, Virginia. All four states, the report details, have the constitutional power to ban guns at polling sites. They all have explicit laws against voter intimidation, and, though some are more explicit than others, laws that prohibit or deter open carry on sites that are often used as polling places, such as schools. … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
Church as prop The most egregious photo op was back in June, when the administration cleared peaceful protesters from a park adjacent to a D.C. church with tear gas so Trump could pose for photographers. Trump stood in front of the church, held up a Bible, and—once its use as a set piece was complete—left. Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, which oversees the church, told NPR that the Bible Trump held up “almost looked like a prop” that he had no right to use. … [Read more...] about Trump’s 60 Minutes stunt is just his latest ridiculous photo op. These photos prove it
I worry we run the risk of moralizing design when we talk casually about good and bad design. I realize the irony of what I’m saying, considering I brought up “good, honest design,” earlier in the discussion, but I think there’s a distinction between subjectively “good” design and effective design. There’s also a distinction between the process and the final product. Perhaps if we more often tried to consider design as a process that is either effective or ineffective, it would help reduce some of the pretension that sometimes surrounds our industry. In the case of Hillary’s campaign, I’d say securing nearly 55% of the major-party popular vote was an effective outcome in spite of the zero-sum nature of politics. … [Read more...] about Can design help win an election? Experts duke it out