Northrop Grumman launched a Cygnus spacecraft filled with NASA supplies (and some tasty treats) to the International Space Station Saturday (Feb. 15) in an afternoon liftoff that had some impeccable timing.
An Antares rocket (also built by Northrop Grumman) launched the uncrewed Cygnus NG-13 spacecraft at 3:21 p.m. EST (2043 GMT) — that’s “3-2-1” for a liftoff time — from Pad-0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
“Awesome launch today,” Joel Montalbano, NASA’s deputy program manager for the International Space Station, said just after launch during live commentary.
(Reuters) – The U.S. government is considering whether to stop General Electric Co from continuing to supply engines for a new Chinese passenger jet, according to people familiar with the matter, casting uncertainty over China’s efforts to enter the civil aviation market.
The company is doing a nationwide search for the next general manager.
Macy’s store closings
The retailer says that shutting weaker stores in lower-tier malls will enable it to focus on locations with stronger sales as well as its online operations.
Here’s an updated list of stores Macy’s previously revealed it was closing starting in 2020.
Antioch: Somersville Towne Center
San Diego: Horton Plaza Park
Meriden: Westfield Meriden
Miami: The Falls Mall
Pompano Beach: Pompano Citi Centre
Sanford: Seminole Towne Center
Vero Beach: Indian River Mall
Decatur: The Gallery at South DeKalb
Macon: Macon Mall
Waikoloa Village: Kings’ Shops
Lewiston: Lewiston Center Mall
Carbondale: University Mall
West Dundee: Spring Hill Mall
Muncie: Muncie Mall
Owensboro: Towne Square Mall
Salisbury: The Centre at Salisbury
Leominster: The Mall at Whitney Field
Helena: Helena Northside Center
Hicksville: Broadway Commons
Winston-Salem: Hanes Mall
Cincinnati: Northgate Mall
St. Clairsville: Ohio Valley Mall
Stow: Stow-Kent Plaza
Harrisburg: Harrisburg East Mall
State College: Nittany Mall
Goodlettsville: RiverGate Mall
Burlington: Cascade Mall
Walla Walla: Downtown
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When Brian Meador closed the doors of his Rita’s Italian Ice restaurant in Hempfield at the end of last season, he didn’t know it was permanent.
The Hempfield Rita’s location in the Eastgate Shopping Center at 5138 Route 30 closed because the lease was not renewed, Meador said.
The couple, who ran the Hempfield Rita’s for five years, are committed to finding a new location in the Greensburg area, he said.
Meador hopes to have a new location secured by summer.
While the new location will not open for the coming season, the goal is to open by the start of the following season.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, email@example.com or via Twitter .
Howlers, a Bloomfield staple, confirmed Tuesday that it would be leaving the neighborhood later this year.
In a post on its Facebook page, the music venue said that it would be closing its location in Bloomfield and opening a new one in East Liberty. The venue and bar has been a part of the neighborhood for almost two decades; hosting live music of various genres from Wednesday through Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday morning that the venue was closing, but the Pittsburgh City Paper added comments from owner Susan Coe, who said she planned to open the new location in East Liberty by Sept. 1.
Whole Foods? More like, um, only some of the food. Thank you, thank you, and for the love of God, please keep reading. Shoppers have reported that the Amazon-owned grocery giant has been woefully understocked of late, leaving huge gaps in the inventory at stores in D.C., New York, Richmond, and more. Check out the photos on Business Insider—it’s so out of stock you’d think there’s a pre-hurricane panic.
Walmart last week opened a meatpacking plant in south Georgia that will cut, package and label its own brand of steaks and roasts to deliver to meat cases at 500 stores in the region. It is Walmart’s first meatpacking plant. Costco has also developed its own farm-to-store poultry production operation in Nebraska to control some of its chicken production.Although Walmart’s plant is a step toward a farm-to-shelf meat production, Walmart doesn’t actually operate the facility, nor does it own any cows or butcher the meat. An outside processor will operate the plant in Thomasville, Georgia, 20 miles from the Florida border and a little bigger than the size of a Walmart supercenter.
The plant’s opening is the latest move in top US retailers’ attempts to muscle into the food supply chain, an area traditionally dominated by food processors. Four companies control around 85% of the US cattle market, according to the Department of Agriculture. Walmart (WMT) buys its beef from Tyson (TSN) and Cargill, and it’s Tyson’s largest customer.”I think the broader implications are more big retailers exploring expanding into processing themselves versus buying the product from a current packer or processor,” said David Anderson, agricultural economist at Texas A&M University.
PITTSBURGH — A restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Bloomfield neighborhood has been closed by the Allegheny County Health Department.
Inspectors found violations at Rocky’s Restaurant on Liberty Avenue.
When a McDonald’s restaurant recently closed in the Strip District, it seemed to be more of a curiosity than anything else. But another closing in the storied Penn Avenue corridor is raising broader concerns about the impact of development in the neighborhood.
PachaMama Divine Connection at 1812 Penn Ave. shut its doors Jan. 11, only months after co-owner Fatima Lisa Pass-Arenas fretted that rising rents could force her out of business.
Ms. Pass-Arenas said she decided to close the clothing and accessories store after her landlord indicated the rent might increase by as much as $1,000 a month. Rather than pay more, she opted to call it quits.
A new Dollar General store could be coming to Route 30 in Unity Township.
The township zoning hearing board is scheduled on Jan. 28 to hear from developers of the store proposed for construction along the eastbound lanes of the highway at Smith’s Hill Road, just east of Beatty Crossroads. At 6 p.m., the board will consider variances requested for factors including parking and signage.
According to Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Petkovic, the general merchandise discount chain is in the “due diligence phase” of looking at the potential location and expects to decide by next fall whether to place a store on the 1.5-acre site
Giant Eagle is eyeing a future without plastic bags, and for several stores, it begins Wednesday.
Some Giant Eagle stores are part of a six-month pilot program that eliminates single-use plastic bags.As an alternative, reusable bags will be sold for 99 cents. Paper bags will cost a dime.
For a limited time, a “one perk per reusable bag used” promotion will be available to customers who bring their own bags.
The program is being tested at Giant Eagle’s Waterworks Market District store in the Pittsburgh area, as well as at stores in Cuyahoga County and Bexley, Ohio.
According to a press release, Giant Eagle is committed to phasing out the blue-colored plastic bags in all city of Pittsburgh stores “in the coming months.”
Giant Eagle aims to eliminate single-use plastics by 2025.
For more information about Giant Eagle’s sustainability efforts, go to GiantEagle.com/AllOfUs.
President Trump’s allies are seeking to buy out the president’s new favorite cable-news channel, One America News Network, in a move that would shake up the conservative media landscape currently dominated by Fox News, The Wall Street Journal reports. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the Journal reports that investment firm Hicks Equity Partners, which is owned by the family of the co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, Thomas Hicks Jr., is trying to persuade Republican donors to pitch in on a $250 million bid for an OANN buyout. Hicks Jr., who is also a friend of Donald Trump Jr., is said not to be involved in efforts to buy the network and has resigned at Hicks Holdings to avoid any conflicts of interest, but he could still opt in to a buyout deal, according to the Journal.
“Over the last 25 years, we have been active media investors. Any interest in OANN is from a purely business standpoint,” Rick Newman, a partner at Hicks Equity Partners, told the Journal. The network comes nowhere close to drawing the same viewership as other big names in cable news, but Trump has repeatedly singled out OANN for praise in recent months while at the same time disparaging Fox News over perceived criticism.
Some revelers in Chicago celebrated New Year’s Eve by waiting for midnight to arrive. But hours later, a different crowd of merrymakers was waiting to celebrate at 6 a.m. when they were able to make their first purchases after the state’s long-awaited introduction of legal marijuana. So far, the first day of legal recreational weed sales in Illinois has meant long lines, a few glitches — and lots of happy customers.
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