Salt Lake City’s airport rebuild soars past $4 billion

The current control tower at the Salt Lake City International Airport can be seen from inside what will be the new airport’s Concourse A on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The massive redevelopment of Salt Lake City International Airport has expanded in scope — and so has its price tag, now at nearly $4.1 billion. The increased price, up from $3.6 billion, is mostly because the project is growing in “scale” thanks to several additions made at the request of airlines, mainly Delta, to accommodate even more growth than previously expected, said Bill Wyatt, executive director of the airport. “It’s gotten bigger,”… Read More

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Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley ready to put frustration of injury behind him as he returns to action Saturday

New Orleans Pelicans guard Frank Jackson (15) defends Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) as the Utah Jazz and the New Orleans Pelicans play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A pulled hammy is no joke, folks. Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley has learned the hard way that hamstring injuries take time and patience to come back from, and dealing with the frustration of being held back has been the hardest part of his recent recovery. “Seeing what the guys were able to accomplish in the last month… Read More

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A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it

Clearwater AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. The software developers relied on current and former Republican officials to sell the software to law-enforcement agencies. The agencies reportedly have little information about the origin of Clearwater AI, which likely violated policies of sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to create its database of billions of photos. There has been growing concern among law enforcement’s use of facial-recognition technologies, particularly over fears the tools have a racial bias. A facial-recognition startup is being used by hundreds of law enforcement agencies in… Read More

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Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer is engaged, and her eternity-style diamond ring could be worth up to $160,000, according to experts

Lady Kitty Spencer is Princess Diana’s 29-year-old niece, which also makes her a first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William. She got engaged to Michael Lewis, a 60-year-old, South African-born millionaire, before Christmas in 2019, the Mirror reported. Lady Spencer has been photographed wearing what appears to be her engagement ring. Insider spoke with jewelers and engagement ring experts, who said Lady Kitty Spencer’s eternity-style band could cost anywhere from around $65,000 to $160,000, depending on the weights of each diamond. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Lady Kitty Spencer, the niece of Princess Diana and the first cousin of Princes William and Harry, recently got engaged to a… Read More

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The National Archives Say They “Made A Mistake” By Censoring Images From The Women’s March

Update, January 18, 2020, 4 p.m.: The National Archives has apologized for censoring a photo of Women’s March signs and removed the altered image. “We made a mistake,” the National Archives said in an apology thread on its official Twitter account. In a subsequent tweet, the National Archives admitted “we obscured some words on protest signs in a photo of the 2017 Women’s March” and stated, “This photo is not an archival record held by the @usnatarchives, but one we licensed to use as a promotional graphic. Nonetheless, we were wrong to alter the image.” The National Archives said it will replace the altered image from the inaugural 2017 Women’s… Read More

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Space Force flies through Twitter flak after unveiling camo uniforms in earthy tones

The U.S. Space Force puts its own nametape on what looks like a standard-issue woodland camouflage uniform. (U.S. Space Force Photo via Twitter) The newly minted U.S. Space Force unveiled its uniform on Friday — and defended its fashion statement against Twitter criticism that the camouflage color scheme should have been more spacey. Less than a month after the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces came into existence, the Space Force showed off the utility uniform in a tweet, saying that the service’s nametape and U.S. Space Command patch have “touched down at the Pentagon.” The uniform will presumably be worn by thousands of Space Force personnel as they… Read More

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The first Space Force uniforms have reached the Pentagon, and people are making fun of the camouflage print

The United States Space Force debuted the first ever uniforms for members of the newly created unit. A tweet sent from the offical Space Force account pictured the camouflage uniform with the “U.S. Space Force” nameplate and “United States Space Command” patch. Twitter users immediately began to poke fun at the uniform’s print, questioning why space troops wouldn’t wear black uniforms if they wanted to blend into their surroundings. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The newly created United States Space Force has new uniforms to match. The unit’s official Twitter account posted a picture of the new “U.S. Space Force” nameplate and “United States Space Command” patch and… Read More

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