FROM Jere Longman
The 2-Hour Marathon: Art or Science? Kenyan Dennis Kimetto holds the world record for running the fastest marathon. In 2014, he ran the Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds. The idea of doing it in less than two hours? Some people think it’s impossible or at least 10 years away. But not Yannis Pitsiladis. He’s a physiologist who works out of England, and he’s on a quest to find and prepare the person who can, through science, run a marathon under two hours by 2019.
In World Cup Contest, England Loses to Russia, US to Qatar In Zurich yesterday, Britain's presentation was made by soccer star David Beckham, Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William. The US was represented by Bill Clinton and Morgan Freeman. But today, the US and Britain today got kicked in the knees by Russia and Qatar, for the world's largest sporting event for 2018 and 2022. The president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced, " We go to new lands ." Jeré Longman is a sports reporter for the New York Times and author of The Girls of Summer : The US Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.