All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Early Amazon CFO Joy Covey Dies In Bicycle Collision With Minivan

Former Amazon CFO Joy Covey has reportedly died in a bicycle accident on Skyline Boulevard in San Mateo County. CBS SF Bay Area reported that the accident occurred as the result of a collision with a white Mazda MPV minivan that turned in front of the bicycle, without naming the victim. PandoDaily reports that people close to the Covey family …

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Arthur Levinson Talks About Calico, Google’s New Death-Fighting Company

As you may have heard by now, Google has started a new company called Calico aimed at figuring out how to extend human life. In other words, fighting death. The news broke in a Time Magazine cover story, which was quickly followed by a Google+ Post from Google CEO Larry Page and a press release about the initiative. The company …

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Google Starts Calico To Keep You From Dying

Google announced the creation of a new company called Calico today. According to Google, it will focus on health and well-being with an eye specifically on aging and diseases associated with it. Simply put, they want to figure out how to extend life. Calico will be led by Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Apple Chairman Arthur Levinson, who …

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World’s Oldest Man Has Died in NY

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, the world’s oldest man, has died at age 112. He had been a resident of a Grand Island, N.Y. nursing home since 2007. Affectionately known as “Shorty”, Sanchez-Blazquez was born June 8, 1901 in El Tejado de Bejar, a small village province of Salamanca, Spain. Throughout his adolescent life, Sanchez-Blazquez developed a fervent admiration for music, and was …

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Roller Coaster Set To Reopen After Lawsuit

A roller coaster in Texas was the cause of a death of a young woman two months ago. It is set to reopen this weekend, with new safety measures put in place. The event occurred at Six Flags Over Texas on the Texas Giant in Arlington, Texas. Safety should always come first when riding a roller coaster, and it is …

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Students Stabbed; Houston High School in Mourning

This morning at a Houston High School, a 17 year old was stabbed to death. Spring High School is in mourning due to her death. One child was extremely hurt and was sent to the emergency room for a surgery. Another two students suffered minor injuries. Three students are to blame and police think that it was gang related and …

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One Year Old Shot To Death In New York

Police are currently investigating the death of a one year old boy, who was shot in the head while in a stroller. Gun violence seems to persist all over and with a tragic death like this one, hopefully more people will start to realize that there is a serious problem going on. The boy’s name is Antiq Hennis, an African …

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Into The Wild Teen Death Leads To Family Reactions

Can passions become our downfall? The heart-breaking story of an admirable eighteen-year-old with the wide smile has left many devastated. People say that life imitates art, which unfortunately has tragic meaning to the young Johnathan Croom, who was passionate about the film Into The Wild where some are describing the interest as an obsession. David Croom, the father of the …

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Young Football Player Dies After Hit

When you send your kids to school or their favorite sporting activities, the last thing you ever think is that they’ll die that day. Well, that’s what happened to one family. A community and family are grieving today. De’Antre Turman, a 16-year-old from Fairburn, Georgia, died during a practice game with another team. According to a report, it was during this scrimmage …

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NPR’s Scott Simon Is Live-Tweeting His Mom’s Final Days, and It’s Heartbreakingly Beautiful

NPR’s Scott Simon is currently doing something that some may call inappropriate, and others may call brave. Whatever the case, it’s inarguably fascinating, and at times heartbreaking. Simon is currently live-tweeting what seem to be his mother’s final days as she lies in an ICU bed. Between tweets praising the ICU nursing staff, lamenting missed opportunities, and doling out incredible …

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Helen Thomas, White House Reporting Legend, Dies

Today Helen Thomas died at the age of 92. Helen Thomas was a legend in White House reporting. She started covering the White House in 1960, choosing to eschew the traditional “female reporting” angle – First Lady’s fashion choices, travel plans, and other light fare – in favor of real daily reporting. She was the first female officer of the …

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Roller Coaster Death in North Texas

Fox News reports that a woman was thrown from a roller coster to her death on Friday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Investigators are still piecing together exactly what happened, but there are initial reports that the woman may have expressed concern that her safety restraint on the Texas Giant roller coaster, a ride billed as the steepest …

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