Micron Spends up to $100 billion for a new semiconductor factory in New York

New York Governor Kathy Hochul twittered on her account Tuesday that New York will be home to one of the largest economic development in American history. Gov. Hochul stressed that it will be built near Syracuse and that at least 50,000 jobs will be created. it will take at least the next 20 years of being built this factory.

The announcement comes after the passage of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a federal law that allocates $52 billion to encourage more domestic semiconductor production. According to CNBC. This tremendous effort is being made from the semiconductors shortage under the pandemic, and because the computer chip industry had relied heavily on foreign countries. Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra credited this passage of the law for making the investment possible, according to the New York Times.

When the CHIPS Act became law, semiconductor conductor companies began investing more in the U.S. based including Micron. Micron pledged $40 billion through 2030 for U.S. chip manufacturing and it would create 40,000 domestic jobs. Qualcomm committed to buying an additional $4.2 billion worth of chips from the GlobalFoundries plant in New York. Intel also invests up to $100 billion in chip manufacturing in Ohio.

This big footstep in putting the semiconductor factories in New York State is a win for Chuck Schumer (D-NY). He has led the chips investment push and advocated for his state to host new facilities.

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North Korea fires intermediate-range Ballistic Missile Over Japan

North Korea tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. According to NPR, The Japanese prime minister’s office stated that at least 4,000 kilometers ranged missile was fired from North Korea over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. Japanese PM Fumio Kishida expressed his anger toward North Korea to condemn the reckless act, and he will convene the National Security Council to discuss the situation.

Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said there has been no immediate damage after the missile landed in the waters outside of the exclusive economic zone. This test would be the response to the bilateral military drills between South Korea and the United States and its allies, especially Japan’s evolving on this drill last week.

North Korea has tested 40 different missiles in the 20 different launch events in 2022 and Kim Jung Un has expressed to expand his nuclear arsenal and refuses against the United State’s nuclear diplomacy. South Korean president Yoon said he called a National Security Council meeting to discuss this issue.

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Two Million Out of Power and 11 Confirmed Dead in Florida post-Ian

High tide and heavy rainfall, flooding in the southwest of Florida, and the death toll of 11 and rising are all due to the destructive storm currently heading North. Two million residents are out of power, and bridges and roads have been ruined by Ian as of Thursday afternoon. Florida governor DeSantis has asked the people for help, specifically in money. Gov. DeSantis and Mrs. DeSantis have raised about $1.6 million within 24 hours.

Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 hurricane but soon unleashed all of its power on Florida and shrunk back to a tropical storm. It will now ascend the Atlantic Coast as a Category 1 hurricane, with South Carolina next on the place to be hit.

Many with relatives in Florida are worried due to the devastation being observed in Florida. Some have driven as far north as Virginia. Ft. Myers was completely flooded due to the storm surge, and it will probably take more than $1.6 million to fix the whole city. Whether a conservative state like Florida will accept federal aid is an interesting political question. In the meantime, folks in Florida are cleaning up the aftermath of Ian, one broken siding at a time.

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Category 4 Hurricane Ian Hits Florida Leaving at least One Million Residents Without Power

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Ian is a hurricane 4 category as of Today in Florida, and it has hit US Mainland and heading North. Ian left Cuba leaving the whole nation completely blacked out before landing in Florida today afternoon. The National weather services and local authorities have advised residents to stay in safe shelters and follow its directions.

Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday in southwest Florida, Fort Myers area as the most powerful storm ever recorded in U.S. history. Big trees are being uprooted and street signs are lifted by the gust. “The storm’s eyewall center moved ashore at 3:05 p.m. and is expected to cause life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic winds, and flooding in the Florida peninsula.” according to WYFF4.com. The Lee county jail didn’t follow the evacuation order. And a meteorologist predicted that the jail location will be hit directly by this storm. Some residents who were affected are hunkering down at their homes in the dark tonight.

A quick loss of its intensity is predicted Wednesday night to Thursday morning as Ian slows down and moves further inland over Florida. Although Ian lost its power, rainfall and flooding are expected along the trail until next Tuesday.

“No matter how quickly Ian loses wind intensity after moving inland, tropical rainfall is forecast to impact more than half a dozen states into Saturday,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Courtney Travis said.

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Airlines Flight Attendants Raise Their voices on Workplace Problems

Flight attendants of Southwest Airlines came out at the BWI airport on Tuesday to strike against their work milieu. However, it is not only one airline company but other major commercial airline workers as well. These flight attendants have raised their voices to seek better treatment from their employers.

Airlines industries have many issues due to understaffing. Therefore, many companies are looking for employees, but it has not been easy to find willing employees given the low hourly wage and exceedingly hard work compared to other fields like grocery store cashier jobs or even courier service drivers. This is not a Southwest Airlines problem but rather an industry-wide problem.

The airline industry business rebounded to before-pandemic level flights but the number of workers has not rebounded in the same way. Compared to 2020, more than 54,000 airline workers are needed. 15,000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants went on strike on Tuesday all over the country and in London, England, raising their voices for fair working conditions and improved health benefits.

Due to a shortage of staff, airlines have difficulty providing adequate services, including maintenance, baggage, food services, and even flight attendant services, which has led to increased cancellations and delays. Although the airline industry had been provided one of the largest subsidies in the initial period of the pandemic, many workers were furloughed without pay or laid off, which led to many leaving the industry entirely, feeling burned out and betrayed by their employers. The U.S. airlines are absolutely experiencing the consequences of their selfish behavior, it seems.

President Biden said at the White House yesterday that the government is seeking to lower fees associated with airline tickets, especially those seen as excessive. He has also suggested the possibility of making the airlines responsible for their customers for flight cancellations within reason. Whether the airlines will do the same for their employees, is not yet known, but the problem needs to be solved there first.

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Hurricane Ian to be Category 4

After a long weekend of gloomy sky in Northeast US, Ian continues to gather power to rule over the east coast very soon. According to Accuweather.com, “forecasters caution that… the storm’s strength and ability to stay organized had been hindered by persistent wind shear, which frequently limits the [strengthening] of tropical systems. However, that has recently changed, with intense thunderstorms now developing around the storm’s center, a sign of intensification.”

It has left traces from the Caymen Islands to Cuba, and it has gained more power for an uptick in heading North, and forecasters predict that Ian will land on the Florida panhandle on Tuesday. In anticipation of the rainfall and landfall impacts, Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach announced a mandatory campus closure and evacuation for Monday. In Tempa, Hillsborough County Public School, and Government offices will be closed for this week.

Coastal flooding and high water surge are expected to be 6-10 feet in the Tempa Bay area, according to AccuWeather hurricane expert Dan Kottlowski. “By Tuesday, Ian may be a dangerous major hurricane,” meteorologist Douty cautioned.

Florida Governor DeSantis instituted a state of emergency, and mandatory evacuation orders were issued. Hundreds of Thousands of Floridians are currently evacuating from their homes an into safety shelters. Ian’s current category as a category 2 hurricane will likely upgrade to a category 3 as soon as it lands in the panhandle. It will be a category 4 hurricane by Wednesday at 8 a.m. The hurricane is expected to bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding, thunderstorms, and tornadoes from Florida to Georgia, Carolinas, and Virginia.

Hurricane Ian climbs up to the North with 100 mph wind as of September 26. Ian will wreak havoc from Sep 24 to Oct 3 upon the Caribbean Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the US east coast. It has already left a devastating impact on the few million islanders in the Caribbean.

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Maryland Drug Dealer sentenced to Life in Prison

A Silver Spring drug dealer, Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew (24) called “Mick” received a life sentence for selling drugs to a minor, Branden Hausman, who died of an overdose in 2021.

According to Dailyvoice.com, prosecutors found out what happened between Mick and Branden Hausman by examining Branden Hausman’s phone and confirming that Mick was responsible for the sale of illegal drugs. Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said that the victim’s cause of death was a fentanyl overdose.

The drug was a counterfeit pill that looked like 30mg of oxycodone. A witness told police that the victim purchased “percs” from an individual known as “Mick,” describing the “percs” in a blue-colored pill that matched the pill from at the time of Branden Hauman’s death.

Officials noted that in August 2021, Mikiya Mayie “Mick” Kefyalew was issued a criminal citation for possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana. During that incident, investigators found a small blue pill stamped with the writing “M30” within the baggie of marijuana under his car seat at the time of the arrest.

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Multiple Cars Record Real Shooter at Night in Silver Spring, MD

Last year on December 13, in the middle of the night on the busy street in the heart of downtown Silver Spring Maryland, many clubgoers were shocked by gun shoots. Cars that were parked on the street silently collected all the pieces of evidence. A Tesla EV’s video camera was recording what was really going on that night.

Multiple records showed that the Thayer Avenue and Mayor Lane, a Chrysler scraped an illegally parked Mercedes in an alley. Two men jumped on the windshield of the Chrysler and twitched at the doors but the driver fled as a gunman, identified as John Tomlinson grabbed a handgun from an SUV. Tomlinson ran over and opened fire 9 times. Many people in the clubs lowered their postures on the floor and one bullet hit a building right next to where some of the people had been standing.

According to WUSA, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy called the shooting “callous behavior.” He also stated that “It’s a miracle no one was killed,” The Tesla captured the best picture of John Tomlinson firing, and the owner of the car contacted local police to share the footage.

Within 45 days after the incident, the police caught John Tomlinson who had two guns in his possession. “They identified the one of gunmen from the video,” McCarthy said. “A detective said ‘I know that guy!’ That’s how we identified the shooter.” The other man on the video who jumped on the Chrysler, Osman Sesay was shot to death by police two weeks later in another violent incident.

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Breaking News: Buildings Collapse Leading to Multiple Injuries in Chicago

Around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning on Chicago’s West Side after a nearby explosion, buildings collapsed causing mass casualties. Fire department officials requested 10 ambulance buses and still are performing search and rescue operations inside the buildings.

Tuesday morning at West Washington Boulevard and North Central Avenue are like a war zone, although the source of the explosion is unknown at the residential building. “Requesting manpower for searches in structure,” the Chicago Fire Department tweeted.

Multiple Injuries were confirmed, and at least 8 people were transported to the local hospital. Three people are in critical condition, according to Fire Department officials.

Peoples Gas company and ComEd are currently under investigation, Fire authorities added. Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot tweeted her thoughts to the people who were injured and the firefighters who are saving lives now.

“My thoughts are with those who were injured and displaced in the building collapse in the Austin neighborhood. We must also thank the brave men and women of the Chicago Fire Department who are working to abate the dangerous conditions,” She stated.

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Mid-Autumn Festival Concert at Tyson’s Corner Delights Many


Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Filipino folks gathered at the heart of Northern Virginia for an evening of vivacious celebration. They brought their traditional ceremonies comprised of songs and dances to show gratitude to their gods, families, and ancestors.

More than five hundred people came to enjoy this moment in the late summer night also known as the harvest festival in many Asian cultures.

Many bravos and applause were given to the performers on stage and to their origins. Chinese Culture Institute and Asian Chamber of Commerce hosted this tremendous collection of performances, providing the tense Asian American communities much-needed respite after the events of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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