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Southwest Airlines Cancels 500 Flights After Second Technology Issue in Two Days

Southwest is investigating the issue and said the two problems didn't appear to be related. Operations had resumed by midafternoon Tuesday. Southwest Airlines canceled 500 flights, 15% of its schedule, Tuesday as it struggled with connectivity issues, a day after technical problem with a weather data supplier delayed hundreds of flights.
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System issues temporarily ground Southwest Airlines planes across US

A computer issue grounded Southwest Airlines flights across the country for a second day in a row on Tuesday, according to the company and officials at several airports. “We are in the process of resuming normal operations after a system issue this afternoon that created flight disruptions throughout our network,” airline representatives said in a statement posted just before 4 p.m. on Twitter. :We know that many Customers still require assistance and are working to address those concerns as quickly as possible.”
Berlin, PAwcn247.com

Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot

BERLIN (AP) — German vaccine maker CureVac says interim data from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot show a comparatively low effectiveness in protecting people against COVID-19. The results appear to be a significant setback for CureVac’s efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But the company said the study was hampered by the broad range of variants found among the COVID-19 cases reviewed in the trial and that final results may still change. Curevac said interim results from its trial with 40,000 participants show the vaccine has an efficacy of 47% against COVID-19 disease of any severity. This did not meet what the company said were its “prespecified statistical success criteria."
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Greensburg, PALancaster Farming

Greensburg Salem grad's robotic farmhand keeps cattle fed

Jun. 12—If Brad Carr has his way, the time-consuming chore of feeding farm animals will be a thing of the past. For his recent senior project, the 2021 Greensburg Salem High School graduate created and programmed a prototype robot to automatically handle that task twice a day at his grandparents' Lone Oak Farm dairy farm in Salem, just down the road from his house.
Elizabeth, PAPittsburgh Post-Gazette

Opponents to testify against proposed power plant in Elizabeth

A proposed gas-fired electric power plant in Elizabeth has ignited opposition from nearby residents who say its emissions will increase air pollution in the southeast corner of Allegheny County as well as in adjacent poor communities in Westmoreland County. Invenergy is seeking an Allegheny County Health Department installation permit to...
Indiana County, PAIndiana Gazette

Barren tale

As a member of the Indiana County Farm Bureau, I would like to respond to the letter published in The Blairsville Dispatch on June 3 in which Patrick McElhoes, of Blairsville, shared a fanciful tale about his supposed encounter with a “mean-spirited,” “suspicious” farmer. In reality, farmers are stewards and...
Elizabeth, PAmonvalleyindependent.com

Time changed for hearing on Invenergy power plant

The public hearing for the proposed Invenergy gas-fired power plant in Elizabeth Borough has been moved to 6 p.m. today. The Allegheny County Health Department air quality permit hearing had originally been scheduled for 10 a.m. Those presenting testimony at the Zoom hearing were required to pre-register, but the session...
huntingdondailynews.com

Broad Top coal mining involved two areas

When writing about the H&BT, it should be noted that the coal-hauling line operated on the western side of the Broad Top Coal Field in both Huntingdon and Bedford counties. The history of coal mining on the Broad Top involves two different areas: the western and eastern sides of the semi-bituminous coal field. Mining on a large scale began with the chartering of the standard gauge Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) in the early 1850s along Shoups Run in Huntingdon County and later in the Six Mile Run area of Bedford County.
Johnstown, PAThe Tribune-Democrat

Marijuana grower adding 200 jobs, buying former mill

A former Cambria Iron Co. machine shop has been sold for $1 million to the company that recast the site into a medical marijuana growing facility in 2020. It’s part of a move that will enable Hanging Gardens LLC to fill 200 full-time jobs, Hanging Gardens Chief Financial Officer Shane Kenney said.
Portage, PAPosted by
The Tribune-Democrat

Capturing the sun: Solar power farm construction begins

PORTAGE – Excavation work has begun on the Portage Township site where one of the state’s largest solar power generation facilities will be constructed. Competitive Power Ventures announced that the Maple Hill Solar 100-megawatt solar farm is being constructed with additional support from Gemma Power Systems. The solar farm, located...
Bedford County, PALancaster Farming

Hospitality Spring Farm Welcomes Visitors

Seven years ago, Nelson and Sarah Phero and their five children were living on an acre lot in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and yearning to buy a farm. “But land is so high in that area, we could not afford one,” Nelson said. They looked around and found they could get a 30-acre farm on good land in Bedford County for the price of their home in Lancaster.
Bedford County, PAmcheraldonline.com

Dairy Princess says, 'Thank you!'

It has been a great year of supporting the dairy industry and our local farmers. I am so thankful for the chance I was given when I was named the Bedford County Dairy Princess last year. Some of my favorite opportunities as the dairy princess included meeting new people and...