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Kawhi and let the chips fall where they may. Giddy up.)Well hello, and good-byeJosh McDaniels said thanks but not thanks after all to the Indianapolis Colts.Ripple takeaways are far-reaching.If you are Johnny Colts Fan, you are praying this about McDaniels and his place with the Patriots hierarchy and the succession plan the Kraft family pitched New England's offensive coordinator.More on that in a moment.In a worst-case scenario for Indy, this could be that McDaniels is unsure about the long-term health of Andrew Luck and his surgically repaired shoulder that was supposed to cost him five weeks of last season but put him on the shelf for the entire season.We wrote this last week about McDaniels' offenses: As the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots from 2006-08, \the Patriots led the league in scoring during that time; When he was the head coach in Denver from 2009-2010 the Broncos ranked 17th in scoring; When he was the OC of the Rams in 2011, the Rams were last in scoring;Back as the Patriots offensive coordinator from 2012-17 and the Patriots led the league in scoring during that time. Yes, McDaniels is a genius and a savant with TB12 pulling the trigger.In the end, the simplest explanation here seems the most logical, and that simple thought has to be that McDaniels was told if he stayed he would be the head-coaching-in-waiting after Bill Belichick. (Side note: Heard this morning on ESPN Radio that there is an exception to the Rooney Rule that allows teams to name successors without interviewing minority candidates. So there's that.)But to go back to a conversation we had around these parts yesterday, the fact that the Patriots are evening thinking about the A.B. (After Bill) days is kind of telling.Even more telling is that the Kraft family worked hard and made a late — read: expensive — push to keep the guy they believe can smooth the A.B. transition after dealing the quarterback that was going to be the A.B. (After Brady) guy.This and that— While we're here on the McDaniels stuff, the Colts have two coaches already under contract — coaches McDaniels wanted on his staff — and say they are going to honor those deals. Tough deal for those cats, and also for the new head coach, whomever it may be. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
The contract also includes one “heavy trash” pickup once every three months.Indianapolis-based Best Way and C.G.S. Services from Morristown also submitted bids for trash collection.
Over 98 weekends they gathered more than 5 million kilograms (11 million pounds) of trash."This littering is done by us," Shah says of his fellow Indian citizens. "I should pick it up."One environmental activist calls India's garbage problem a "ticking time bomb" that will ultimately bury the nation's cities and towns unless its 1.3 billion people stop littering at will. The country is "drowning in trash," says Chitra Mukherjee of the New Delhi-based Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group.Each day, every Indian generates about 200 to 600 grams (7 ounces to 1.3 pounds) of garbage, the government estimates. The vast majority of that ends up tossed into the country's forests, parks, streets and sidewalks, rivers or surrounding oceans."The citizen has to realize that 'this is my waste, nobody is going to take care of it but me,'" says Mukherjee.In 2014, the government tried to raise awareness with a campaign called "Swacch Bharath Abhiyan," or "Clean India Mission." Prime Minister Narendra Modi even hammed it up for media photographers by posing with a broom.But three years later, little has changed. People still carry their household trash in plastic bags to the edge of the water and toss it out to sea, watching as it bobs away.The slow progress means Shah and others continue leading small citizens' movements to help. But not every effort has been successful.A group called New Delhi Rising says it's been unable to find enough volunteers to handle the 15,500 tons of waste generated every day in the Indian capital.New Delhi's three landfills are already overflowing, says the group's founder, Nakul, who like many in India goes by only one name.Even the swankiest neighborhoods often have garbage tucked into the corners between buildings or beneath park benches.Some Delhi students volunteer regularly to help pick it up, but most of New Delhi Rising's engagement has come from social media 'likes' and follows. Nakul hopes more residents will come out to help."It onl... (Omaha World-Herald)
California, Massachusetts, and Indiana. The company crunches, crushes, and crumbles what CEO John Shegerian calls “electronic carcasses.” ERI’s machinery converts that debris into “liberated commodities,” raw materials such as steel, plastic, aluminum, lead, and copper. The company then sells its output to smelters to be melted down and reused.Unfortunately for e-recyclers like ERI, the global market for commodities has taken a steep downturn in recent years. That part of ERI’s business has halved as a share of the firm’s gross income since 2012, Shegerian says. (The company will generate more than $100 million in revenue this year.)To maintain profitability, ERI has repositioned itself as a secure method of electronic disposal, capitalizing on growing concern over security. Customers are ready to pay up, Shegerian says, to properly dispose of devices that might contain traces of either customer or employee data or trade secrets.Get Data Sheet, Fortune’s technology newsletter.Plus, consider the threat to national security. Tom Sharpe, vice president of SMT Corp., a firm that runs quality assurance on computer parts for the defense industry, warns that counterfeit chips, often salvaged from e-waste in China, have a tendency to reenter supply chains.“A lot of people like to look at this as dirty garbage—let’s get it as far away from us as possible,” Sharpe says. “That’s had a boomerang effect. It’s been coming back at us for some time now as counterfeit parts.”Turns out e-waste isn’t just an environmental menace, but a cybersecurity one too.A version of this article appears in the Sept. 15, 2017 issue of Fortune with the headline "Dead, But Not Forgotten." ... (Fortune)
Jim Poyser, former NUVO managing editor and current executive director of Earth Charter Indiana, learned this and it infuriated him. If you know Jim, it doesn’t seem like that’s a common occurrence — he’s a pretty chill dude, especially when you’re sitting on the comfortable back porch of his home with the birds chirping and the White River trickling in the background. But he’s also a passionate environmental advocate, and that pushed him to try and get Indianapolis restaurants to make a stand against plastic straws. He calls the project Strawbale. “The inception of Strawbale, I believe, was actually in a restaurant,” Jim says. “I don’t remember which one, but I was sitting there and thinking about big issues, like climate change, and how intimidating they are and how we’re going to talk to each other about it. And I looked out across the sea of this restaurant and there were straws out of every single glass, and I just thought, ‘That is so silly. That’s just a lot of straws that are going to end up somewhere they shouldn’t end up.’”From there he decided he would do what he could to impact this ridiculous use of straws in the restaurant industry. “It popped into my mind as a visual pun, the idea of taking those straws and putting them into a straw bale,” he says. And so, “I began to collect straws,” he says, describing the simple beginnings to the project. He reached out to some restaurants around the city and asked if they could keep the straws that they went through and he would come by and pick them up. He tapped someone he knew shared his views on unnecessary waste to kick the project off. “The first person I contacted was Neal Brown,” the owner of Pizzology in Carmel, Libertine and Stella on Mass Ave, and the soon-to-open Ukiyo in SoBro. “He was immediately excited about this project,” continues Jim. “I collected most of my straws for the first Strawbale from Neal and his Downtown Pizzology (which is now Stella).” +2 La Piedad in Broad Ripple i...