Retired French cyclist Laurent Jalabert was seriously injured this morning after being struck by a car while on his bike. Jalabert, winner of the 1995 Tour of Spain and the 1997 world time trial championships, was hit by an oncoming car in Motauban, a town in southern France.
"He is not in danger," a spokesman said.
The vehicle suddenly turned left, cutting across Jalabert who had the right of way, the police said.
The 41-year-old suffered several fractures and was briefly u... Read More
American skier Ted Ligety clinched his fourth World Cup in Giant Slalom after winning his fifth event of the season on Saturday. "To win here again is a super cool feeling," said Ligety, who has won in Kranjska Gora five times and claimed the GS title with one event left in the season. "I am really proud of that."
Ligety stood on the podium in all seven GS events this season, a feat last accomplished by Michael von Gruenigen of Switzerland in 1995-96. Ligety dominated despite being vocally o... Read More
According to CEO Bob Dudley, BP—a.k.a. the company with the tagline "Beyond Petroleum"—is getting out of the solar-power business. As Susie Cagle wrote over at Grist, this is the same BP with the re-branded logo that looks more-than-vaguely like a sun and which, again, began referring to its efforts as "Beyond Petroleum."
From NPR's Morning Edition:
"We have thrown in the towel on solar," Bob Dudley said after delivering a wide-ranging speech Wednesday.
"Not that solar energy i... Read More
Concern is growing within the public and numerous agencies over the TSA’s recent decision to begin allowing passengers to carry some kinds of small knives and other potentially threatening objects onto planes. “The charter, the mission of TSA is to stop an airplane from being used as a weapon and to stop catastrophic damage to that aircraft,” said TSA spokesman David Castelveter. “These small knives, these [souvenir] baseball bats, these sporting items aren’t goin... Read More
The Forest Service will let some fires in remote wilderness areas burn this year, after spending $400 million over budget during last year's record fire season. The policy change, announced last month by Forest Service chief Tom Tidwell, aims to keep firefighters out of danger and save money, as well as reduce the possibility of cataclysmic fires later by eliminating dead trees and other possible fuel sources. It also brings the agency back in line with the Wildland Fire Policy, which it, alon... Read More