Semiconductor Shortage report
Refrigerators, computers, gaming consoles, and automobiles. What these different items have in common is one small, but crucial part. Semiconductor chips. These chips, no bigger than a quarter are the reason all these items are possible. The chips, made of silicone, help fuel everything from microwaves to cell phones, they are a critical component of the many technological advances we enjoy today.
The Impending Educational Gap
The longterm effects of COVID-19, keep mounting. Now, we are facing the fact it may create a larger gap between upper and middle social classes in the United States. Parents across the nation are concerned about how their children will progress educationally. Parents in the middle to lower class who cannot work from home or have multiple jobs share those insecurities on a different level. To read more go to https://www.lifenewstoday.com
Local Spending in a Time of Crisis: The Vienna Virginia Police Station
On June 8, 2020, the Vienna Town Council planned on spending roughly 40 percent of the hard-earned tax dollars of thousands of Vienna residence to expand and modernize the Vienna Police Department. Total cost of materials alone is $13,053,585.00 dollars. Completion of this project will end around 2030 and will cost Vienna taxpayers $20-30 million dollars after construction and upkeep. For the complete article, check out https://www.lifenewstoday.com and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
18-Wheeler Drivers Demand Transparency, Life News Today, Beyond The Headlines
May 1, 2020, Semi-trucks began parking along Constitution Avenue in the nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C. to protest unjust pay and treatment from freight companies (brokers). Brokers control the bid rates to companies sending goods (shippers), and they contract with freight drivers (carriers) which normally are independent. Leaving the carriers in the dark when it comes to the amount they will receive and when. Carriers do not control how much each broker bids on to the shippers per load.
COVID-19 affects healthy and unhealthy people equally as individuals experience a combination of quarantine, social distancing, and isolation. These factors can lead to poor and aggressive behavior. In this Life News Today briefing, we explain why some of these behaviors may be occurring and what is being done about it. Get the full article at LifeNewsToday.com or follow us on Facebook at LifeNewsToday. Remember to stay safe out there and be mindful of others.
Fight for Religion Freedom, Life News Today
On July 10, 2019, Save The Persecuted Christians organized a rally outside of the Squire Patton Boggs building in Washington D.C. Many spoke about their discontent towards the Chinese government and their persecution of Christians and other religions. Political Officer, Salih Hudayar spoke at the rally,
Ernie Francis Jr.: Seven Time Trans-Am Series Champion Interview at Virginia International Raceway
Ernie Francis Jr. began his racing career in 2017 at Road America, driving the number 13 Xfinity Nascar at age 19. He quickly became a Trans-Am series champion. Francis Jr. repeated taking the championship title six more times for a total of seven championship titles. He races for the Breathless Race Team and is sponsored by Future Star Racing. His father, Ernie Francis Sr., operates the Breathless Race shop and supports his son (Francis Jr.) along with other racers. Future Star Racing further helps develop and guide racers like Francis Jr. to reach the next level of racing. When we met with Francis Jr. after the second qualifier race at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR), he had just gotten off the track after an accident left his car damaged and unable to continue. Francis Jr., already a proven champion racer, has shown he has what it takes to go the extra mile and put in the work to ensure his racing career is full of victories and championship titles. “We don’t have the funding some of these other guys do. But I know we will be ok, we have a great team, and we will be winning races again in no time,” Francis Jr. said, ending a negative turn of events, into a positive outlook for the future. Only time will tell how far Francis Jr. will go to obtain his racing aspirations. At the moment, he is taking his career one race at a time. By Alexander Fernandez
VIR Racer and Business Grower Larry Connor
Larry Connor: Racer, Pilot, and business grower Larry Connor, real estate and technology entrepreneur, founder of the Connor Group, is responsible for operating luxury apartments in Austin, Nashville, Tampa, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Chicago, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Dayton. An avid race enthusiast and aeronautics pilot, Connor owes his continued success to these core values: Do the Right Thing People Count Relentless Pursuit of Excellence Think Long-Term, Not Short-Term Live the Circle of Success The Connor Group is a national award-winning culture rooted company that has won multiple awards on best employment opportunities, best work environment, 50 best places to work in the U.S. The list continues. Connor’s company has a non-profit group, The Connor Group Kids & Community Partners, to support community efforts and invests in programs to help pull children out of generational poverty. By Alexander Fernandez Additional Sources: https://connorgroup.com/news/larry-connor-to-serve-as-mission-pilot-for-axiom-mission-1/ https://connorgroup.com/larry-connor/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Connor
Racing Around the World: George Vidovic
Alton, VA- George Vidovic, one of the SVRA’s Speed Tour competitors at the Virginia International Raceway, graced us with an interview after qualifying. Vidovic came from Australia to showcase his orange, and black paint schemed Shelby Cobra replica racecar with plans to race throughout the United States. After Vidovic’s U.S. tour, he and his team plan to compete in the European racing circuits. A brief background on George Vidovic is involved in the motoring industry. With 35 years working in the motorsport industry with experience in mechanics, engineering, fabrication, design, team leading, and racing (Python Racing Webpage). “Our vision for Australia is to try and break into the U.S. market, and my vision is to create a racing Providence for my race car #99 by racing it on three continents. Australia, the Americas’, and Europe,” Vidovic said enthusiastically. There is no telling how far Python Racing will go as they try to conquer the racing scene. By Alexander Fernandez
Virginia International Raceway History and Popularity
The legendary auto manufacturer and 24-Hour Le Manns winner Carroll Shelby once said, “one lap at VIR is like a hundred at Watkins Glen.” When the track opened in 1957, he, like many other influential racers, knew the racetrack as demanding and immediately attracted serious motorsport talent. The first official event held at the now historical and legendary racetrack was the SCCA races. Attendants for the events included notable figures like Tom Yeager and Bob Johnson, who won the fourth-ever SCCA Trans-Am race in 1966 in a Ford Mustang. Those present during the win were NASCAR stars Richard Petty, David Pearson, Curtis Turner, and Wendell Scott. The raceway fell on hard times in the 1970s as America was grappling with a fuel crisis. The track also could not sustain large crowds like other notable raceways (Glen Watkins and Elkhart Lake). The track, in disrepair, a once vibrant racing destination covered by weeds and flooded by wilderness and wildlife, appeared to mark the end of a racing era. Until Connie Nyholm and Harvey Siegel, investors from New York modernized the old, decaying track. They re-purposed it as a premier, world-class road racing circuit and destination with new lodging, amenities, and family activities. The race circuit continues to make history. In 2013, when Siegel retired from track ownership, Nyholm became the first female majority holder to own and operate a racing circuit. The track continues as an internationally acclaimed racing destination. Every year, racers worldwide make the journey to participate in racing events as racing enthusiasts become racing legends on the tracks pavement.
A Life News Today Special Report: The journey of the TWA Hotel
The history of the TWA Hotel (formerly TWA Terminal) is as interesting as the history of the Trans World Airlines (TWA). TWA Airlines began in 1930, Howard Hughes purchased TWA in 1939 and owned it for 27 years. To find out more about this beautiful historic site, please visit www.lifenewstoday.com and make sure to follow us on Facebook @Life News Today Thank you all so much for your continuous support!
Juan Jose Rodriguez El Puma Jr. Life News Today, Beyond The Headlines
Juan Jose Rodriguez “El Puma Jr.” is a Venezuela singer, whose main focus is Latin American songs. Early in his career he was plagued with the scandal that he is the illegitimate son of Jose Luis Rodrigues “El Puma”, also a Venezuelan singer, who never recognized him as his son, however his uncle Oswaldo Rodriguez did recognize him as part of the family and a “Rodriguez”. El Puma Jr.’s mother, who could have helped clarified the scandal, died when El Puma Jr. was 12-years-old. Regardless, the similarities between “El Puma Jr.” and “El Puma” are apparent.Life News Today, Beyond The Headlines
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