Nobody lives here: Nearly 5M Census Blocks with zero population (2014)
- A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics.
- Of the places where settlement is prohibited, the most apparent are wilderness protection and recreational areas (such as national and state parks) and military bases.
- At the national and regional scales, these places appear as large green tracts surrounded by otherwise populated countryside.
- Update: On a more detailed examination of those two states, I’m convinced the contrast here is due to differences in the sizes of the blocks.
- West of the Missouri River, South Dakota’s blocks are substantially larger than those in ND, so a single inhabitant can appear to take up more space.
- In the east, with its larger population, unpopulated places are more likely to stand out on the map.
- FAQ:A larger version of "Nobody Lives Here?"Yes. Pan and zoom, see a detailed view of unpopulated census blocks.
Automotive Skills: Ways Alexa Can Make Your Drive Easier, More Fun, and More Relaxing
- For example, you can say: “Alexa, ask What3words to navigate to cloth grit dice.” Roadside Assistance The Urgent.ly skill for Alexa is a great way to request roadside assistance for your vehicle with your voice.
- Simply say, “Alexa, ask ParkWhiz to find parking nearby.” Once Alexa tells you a space's price and distance from your destination, you can book in seconds and pay with Amazon Pay. Parking Rules and Restrictions From now on parking fines are history for you!
- Simply say, “Alexa, ask ParkWhiz to find parking nearby.” Once Alexa tells you a space's price and distance from your destination, you can book in seconds and pay with Amazon Pay. PayByPhone provides a simple, secure, and convenient way to pay for your parking.
Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee ordered back to prison for 2 and a half years over bribery charges - Business Insider
- Lee was on Monday sent back to prison for two and a half years over bribery charges.
- Lee was initially sentenced to five years in jail in 2017 for his part in a corruption scandal that brought down South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye.
- Park is serving a 20 year in prison sentence in connection with the case as well as other charges.
- Lee served just one year in prison before being released in February 2018, after the Seoul High Court cut his five-year sentence in half and suspended it.
- Monday's ruling is a result of the country's Supreme Court overturning the lower court's decision to suspend the Lee's sentence and ordering a retrial in 2019.
- Returning to jail could mean Lee is forced off the Samsung board and would not be considered in major decisions at the company.
- Shares of Samsung Electronics dropped 3.4% Monday after Lee's sentencing.
Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee sent back to prison in bribery case
- Lee is back in prison following a retrial of his 2017 conviction in a bribery case that helped lead to the downfall of former South Korean president Park Guen-hye.
- Lee was originally convicted of bribery in 2017 and sentenced to five years, but was released in 2018 after the sentence was reduced and suspended on appeal.
- Lee was expected to become chairman of Samsung after the death of his father, Lee Kun-hee, in October 2020.
- Charges against Lee included bribing Park to gain support for deals that would have helped Lee inherit control of Samsung from his father.
- The illegal payments played a major role in the corruption scandal that led to Park’s impeachment, arrest and 25-year prison sentence.
- The bribery case is separate from another one Lee is involved in, over alleged accounting fraud and stock manipulation.
Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bribery and embezzlement
- Seoul / Hong Kong (CNN Business) - Samsung vice chairman Lee Jae-yong is going back to prison, casting the future of leadership at the massive tech company in doubt.
- The Seoul High Court in South Korea sentenced Lee to 2 1/2 years behind bars on Monday after finding him guilty of embezzlement and bribery.
- It's the latest twist in a controversy that has followed Samsung for years.
- Lee, meanwhile, was found guilty of bribery and other corruption charges in 2017, and sentenced to five years in prison at the time.
- Lee's return to prison comes at a critical time for Samsung.
- His father Lee Kun-hee, the company's chairman, died last year.
- Eleven executives from Samsung, including Lee, were indicted last year on charges including illegal transactions, stock manipulation, and perjury.
Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee is going back to jail for bribery
- Lee has been sentenced to two and a half years of prison over bribery charges, wrapping up a court battle that started four years ago, Bloomberg has reported.
- Lee was originally jailed for five years back in 2017, but walked free after just a year when his original term was suspended on appeal.
- South Korea’s Supreme Court overturned that decision and ordered a new trial back in August of 2019.
- Lee was arrested as part of the corruption scandal involving South Korean president Park Geun-Hye, who was herself sentenced to 20 years in prison for influence peddling.
- Prosecutors had initially pushed for a 12-year sentence for Lee to show that even Samung wasn’t above the law.
- He’s still expected to become chairman of Samsung once he goes free, following the death of his father Lee Kun-hee late last year.
Samsung heir ordered back to prison on bribery charge
- Lee Jae-yong — known as Jay Y.
- Lee in the West — the de facto leader and heir to the Samsung Group conglomerate, has been ordered back to prison for two years and six months on bribery charges, according to Bloomberg.
- The billionaire son of controversial Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, who died in October, was first jailed in 2017 in a succession scandal that saw the removal of president Park Geun-hye.
- Lee served just one year of a five-year sentence before a retrial was ordered in 2019.
- Lee had been accused of offering horses and other bribes to a friend of the former president to win government support for his succession at Samsung.
- Park is serving a 20-year sentence on a variety of charges including bribery related to Samsung.
- An attorney for Lee called the decision “regrettable,” according to Bloomberg.
Opinion: How a little-known incident in 1956 unnerved MLK
- King's struggle to keep fighting for racial justice not only provides a more grounded vision of the late civil rights leader, but also shows how we can learn from his experiences to continue the long and arduous push for our country to fulfill its lofty promises of equality at a precarious moment in our democracy.
- But just four days after Parks' arrest, King became the president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, an organization founded by Black ministers and community leaders that would go on to play a pivotal role in guiding the boycott, negotiating with city leaders and soliciting nationwide support.
- He was struck by a rock during a march in Marquette Park, and the brutal racism he and others experienced led King to later say that the people of Mississippi "ought to come to Chicago to learn how to hate." The campaign ended with a controversial agreement that led some observers to label the movement largely ineffective.
Fitbit is now officially part of Google
- We’ll stay committed to doing what’s right, to putting your health and wellness at the center of everything we do and to offering a no-one-size-fits-all approach with choices that work across both Android and iOS.
- Google will continue to protect Fitbit users’ privacy and has made a series of binding commitments with global regulators, confirming that Fitbit users’ health and wellness data won’t be used for Google ads and this data will be kept separate from other Google ad data.
- These and other commitments by Google reinforce why Google is an ideal partner for Fitbit who will continue to put our users first and help further our mission to make everyone in the world healthier.
- Today, Fitbit is the leader in the connected health and fitness category, and Park continues to focus on designing innovative technology to deliver deeper, more actionable insights to help Fitbit users improve their health.
12 ways to travel sustainably in the new year
- Supporting the responsible use of public lands is one way to travel better in the new year.
- As someone who turns to my favorite county park for comfort and wonder, I feel it’s my responsibility to spend more time this year learning about the history of the area and supporting its stewardship.
- But like too many people last year, I wasn’t able to travel from Washington, D.C. to see my family.
- Because of the pandemic, I had to cancel several trips last year, including an annual family excursion to New York City, where we visit relatives, eat dim sum, and enjoy Central Park.
- I’ve come to appreciate and enjoy discovering all of the hidden gems within an hour’s drive or so from our home in Washington, D.C. I had visited the mountains of Shenandoah National Park and the