Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes 4 seconds, breaking the previous world record by 81 seconds.
At 25, the Kenyan defended her title after winning last year’s event, and put almost 7 minutes between herself and her competition. Both from Ethopia, Ababel Yeshaneh finished second with a time of 2:20:51 and Gelete Burka came in third at 2:20:55.
The previous world record time of 2:15:25 was set by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at the London Marathon.
— Toyota Land Cruiser: 11.4 average years of ownership
— Chevrolet Corvette: 10.5
— Mercedes-Benz SL-Class: 10.3
— Audi TT: 10.2
— Ford Expedition: 10.1
— Ford Mustang: 10
— Toyota 4Runner: 10
— Porsche 911: 9.9
— Toyota Sequoia: 9.9
— Toyota Avalon: 9.7
» “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement,”
by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
“She Said” isn’t retailing extra helpings of warmed-over salacity. The authors’ new information is less about the man and more about his surround-sound “complicity machine” of board members and lawyers, human resource officers and P.R. flaks, tabloid publishers and entertainment reporters who kept him rampaging with impunity years after his behavior had become an open secret. Kantor and Twohey instinctively understand the dangers of the Harvey-as-Monster story line — and the importance of refocusing our attention on structures of power. When they at last confront Weinstein, in a Times conference room and later on speakerphone, he’s the mouse that roared, the Great and Powerful Oz turned puny humbug, swerving from incoherent rants to self-pitying whimpers (“I’m already dead”) to sycophantic claims of just being one of them. (“If I wasn’t making movies, I would’ve been a journalist.”) He’s loathsome and self-serving, but his psychology is not the story they want to tell. The drama they chronicle instead is more complex and subtle, a narrative in which they are ultimately not mere observers but, essential to its moral message, protagonists themselves.
» We can’t even trust the weather forecast anymore because of him. Everything he touches turns to shite.
“This is the first time I’ve felt pressure from above to not say what truly is the forecast,” the meteorologist said. “It’s hard for me to wrap my head around. One of the things we train on is to dispel inaccurate rumors and ultimately that is what was occurring — ultimately what the Alabama office did is provide a forecast with their tweet, that is what they get paid to do.”
As of September 5, the CDC said that public health officials at the state level, as well as ones working with the FDA, have tested pig ear dog treats sourced from a variety of suppliers and have found them to be contaminated with ‘many different’ Salmonella strains. The agency hasn’t named any particular stores or brands implicated by the tests, however.
Officials are warning that due to the high number of positive tests, the public should avoid all pig ear dog treats — that includes ones that have already been purchased. These treats shouldn’t be handled by young kids or anyone with compromised immune systems; as well, anyone who touches one of these treats should avoid touching their face and any surfaces.