Space Force can ramp up protection of space architecture as launches hit light speed

The rapid pace of rocket launches from the eastern range is more than just a commercial space boon.

It means a greater capacity to defend America’s space architecture against aggressive adversaries developing space weapons, said the commander of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

“It’s on the forefront of everyone’s mind, even our bosses,” Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess told the Washington Examiner. “How can we keep this pace up, and how can we be even faster or [have] more launches?”

When Schiess first served at Cape Canaveral eight years ago, he saw just a dozen annual launches. In 2020, the Department of Defense’s eastern range is set to surpass 30 commercial and national security launches.

Even more launches are expected as the nation’s newest service, Space Force, stands up and needs to deploy additional assets into space.

Launch capacity has been enabled

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San Leandro woman charged with torturing 9-year-old son

SAN LEANDRO — A woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she tortured her 9-year-old son, allegedly keeping the boy barricaded inside a bathroom where local police found him suffering from numerous serious injuries in January court records show.

Shawanda Black, 25, is due in court Tuesday where she is expected to plead not guilty to charges of torture, mayhem, and false imprisonment by violence. She was ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing in September, and has been incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin since her arrest 10 months ago, court records show.

A doctor who examined the boy’s injuries — among them, a broken back, multiple broken ribs, an injury to his liver and open wounds all over his body — noted they were “particularly cruel and brutal” and the result of physical abuse, police have alleged in court records. The boy was

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How Success Happened for Designer Eileen Fisher

In my many years of speaking to executives, founders and CEOs, I have always enjoyed learning how they built the businesses they did, the impetus for the choices they made and overall what makes them tick. I really love finding out what it was that made them successful. It’s why I enjoy hosting Entrepreneur’s How Success Happens podcast.     





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I had the pleasure of interviewing Eileen Fisher, the founder of EILEEN FISHER, Inc. this past week. I think we can all imagine the iconic EILEEN FISHER outfit – simple lines and clean design. What I found most intriguing was the series of intuitive decisions that Eileen made that resulted in the classic minimal design concept. With only $350, Eileen started her business in 1984 from the ground up – literally step-by-step – from a fifth-floor Tribeca walkup. It was there that Eileen concepted the early

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Los Angeles County –the biggest county in the US — is now under a stay-at-home order

All public and private gatherings with anyone outside a single household are now banned in Los Angeles County, as most of the country grapples with an unprecedented surge of Covid-19.



a person standing in front of a store: A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. - Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)


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A man carries a package of take-out food as he walks past temporary outdoor restaurant seating November 23, 2020 in Burbank, California. – Starting November 24 Los Angeles County will suspend outdoor dining for restaurants in hopes of slowing an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. The measure has sparked a backlash from eateries and some county officials, who worry about the devastating economic toll. Los Angeles County recorded its highest one-day total for COVID-19 cases on November 23 since the pandemic began. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

The ban will last three weeks, starting Monday and ending December 20.

All 10 million residents are asked to stay

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The Best Cyber Monday Furniture and Decor Deals Happening Right Now

Black Friday and Cyber Week may be a great time to buy holiday gifts, but thanks to all that price-slashing, it’s also one of the best times to buy furniture (and decor for your home, too!). Whether you just moved into a new home or you’re just bored with your old sofa, now’s the time to upgrade. Here are all the best Cyber Monday furniture and decor deals going on right now. Happy shopping!



a man and a woman sitting in a box: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are one of the best times to buy furniture (and decor for your home, too!), and these are the stores to shop—from Wayfair to West Elm, and so much more.


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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are one of the best times to buy furniture (and decor for your home, too!), and these are the stores to shop—from Wayfair to West Elm, and so much more.

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Take up to 50 percent off categories like rugs, sofas, bookcases, ceiling fans, and more.

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Thinking Of Ditching Your Job To Work-From-Home? Here Are The 7 Things You Should Know

For all the changes stemming from the intrusion of Covid-19, the relocation of our offices to our living rooms and the normalization of non-working-norms is a big one. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, for some of us, it’s turning out to be just the ticket for gaining more control over when, where, and how we work—not to mention on what and for whom.

Has the experience of working from home tempted you to think of switching to a portfolio career, one in which you chart the course and call the shots? While the gig economy isn’t new, it has been thrust into the spotlight, thanks to this year’s mass experiment in working from home. With flexibility and choice as its strongest selling points, many are tempted to hop aboard the gigging juggernaut, but as seasoned giggers will tell you, the ride is often far from smooth.

I

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CBA resets IT architecture – Finance – Strategy – Software

CBA is a year into a major overhaul of its centralised architecture function, elevating it from architecting for projects and “immediate needs” to instead apply a Group-wide lens to its decision-making.

The large-scale transformation was revealed during a presentation at Gartner’s IT Symposium/Xpo APAC in late October.

The job is not done yet, but the bank has made substantial progress on setting new foundations for architecture, CBA’s chief architect Brendan Harrap told the conference. Harrap was appointed chief architect role in July, and was previously CTO of Bankwest.

Harrap said that CBA’s architecture function needed to understand the role it played in creating internal complexity.

“If I have a look at the role architecture places in the complexity of an organisation, often we dismiss organisational complexity in terms of technology as just something that’s always going to happen with an incumbent bank or a big organisation,” Harrap said.

“Actually, we

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San Francisco 49ers, displaced by coronavirus restrictions, to play next home games in Arizona

“The Cardinals organization, State Farm Stadium and League officials have been supportive and accommodating as we work through the many logistical issues involved in relocating NFL games,” the 49ers said in a written statement.

The 49ers become the first NFL team forced to move because of applicable state or local coronavirus guidelines. Santa Clara County announced new heath restrictions Saturday that include a temporary ban on contact sports at the professional, collegiate and youth levels.

Jed York, the chief executive officer of the 49ers, thanked the Cardinals and their owner, Michael Bidwill, on Twitter and wrote: “Very appreciative of Arizona welcoming us during these unprecedented times.”

The 49ers did not specify where they will practice, saying that their “future practice arrangements will be shared at the appropriate time.” The NFL previously told teams in a memo that all team facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, citing rising coronavirus caseloads

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Tips For Choosing and Keeping a Fresh Christmas Tree in Florida

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic happening around the world, many have been turning to holiday decor for some much-needed cheer. Now as December approaches, it seems more families are opting for the scent and comfort of a real Christmas tree.





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If this is your first time keeping a live tree at home in Florida, here are some tips from Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture and Foresty on how to successfully pick out a tree and keep it looking fresh.

  • Before going to buy your tree, measure the height of your ceiling, especially since trees seem smaller outdoors than they do inside.
  • Try to find a spot for the tree that’s away from direct heat sources, because it will use more water and dry out faster. It’s also convenient to place it near an electrical outlet, so you can easily plug in
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Bazzi Bounces Into Ultra-Modern Hollywood Hills Home

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For those pursuing a career in notoriously cutthroat industries like music or acting, social media fame offers a great way to sneak in through the proverbial back door, so to speak. One of the finest examples of success on that front is Andrew Bazzi, now known mononymously by his surname, who first rose to viral fame on the now-defunct Vine app. In 2017, the Michigan native self-released his digital single “Beautiful,” which went platinum in three countries, and several months later he released its moody follow-up, “Mine,” which became a Snapchat meme and was given Taylor Swift’s stamp of approval before peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the days following “Mine”‘s debut, and A&R executive with Warner Music-affiliated Artist Partners Group brought Bazzi into the studio and inked him to a major-label record deal. His subsequent debut album “Cosmic” peaked

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