The increasingly iconic Toyota 4Runner soldiers into its ninth year without a full redesign. A typical car or crossover is redesigned after six. Frankly, the 4Runner was never a bastion of modernity, as its truck based structure and interior design result in comfort, refinement and efficiency compromises that always stood in contrast to similarly priced […]

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In the aftermath of major disasters, first responders are typically overwhelmed with large numbers of, spatially distributed, search and rescue tasks, each with their own requirements. Moreover, responders have to operate in highly uncertain and dynamic environments where new tasks may appear and hazards may be spreading across the disaster space. Hence, rescue missions may […]

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Here may be a temporary slowdown to collect revenues. Maybe diverting funds for crucial infrastructure that matters, or allow corporate presence that may increase jobs, and the local economy, may be a good idea. Revenues can be collected later.. The average model is younger, thinner and more childlike. Think less sex, more androgyny. Less va […]

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9. Production by Oregon Shakespeare Festival presented by American Repertory Theater at Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge. Utilizing overhead projectors, video feeds, shadow puppetry, and live action silhouettes, “The End of TV” poignantly dramatizes the relationship between an elderly white woman named Flo (Kara Davidson) who is slipping into dementia and a young black woman named […]

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But Doug’s upbringing had left scars. According to her account, in 1988, the money vanished, as a result of which Ford senior demanded his brood (then in their twenties and thirties) take a lie detector test. When his eldest daughter Kathy, a former heroin addict, and her husband Ennio Stirpe failed the test, “predictably, the […]

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Buoyed by the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels last year, which brought an end to a decades long separatist conflict, Rajapaksa called the election two years before his term ends. In an unexpected move, his partner in military victory, Fonseka, joined the group of 20 other lesser known contenders vying to replace him. […]

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