Merion shows its teeth to golf's best Par for this U.S. Open course is 140 after two rounds, and only two players are able to better it. ARDMORE, Pa. — Life went on in this leafy Philadelphia suburb Friday, despite near-catastrophic injuries inflicted on the egos of 156 golfers.
June 15, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Philadelphia Schools Superintendent Says 'Doomsday Budget' Forcing 'Catastrophic' Layoffs Philadelphia's schools superintendent has called the massive layoffs forced by the district's financial crisis " nothing less than catastrophic." Last week, the district announced that it will lay off 3,783 employees — 676 teachers, 283 counselors, 127 assistant principals , and 1,202 noontime aides, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
June 12, 2013 - Business Insider
Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times There apparently was a "mix of human and systemic failures that contributed to this potential catastrophic breach of security," Obama said. "We need to learn from this episode and act quickly to fix the flaws in our system."
Patrick Smith in Guardian Unlimited Whatever happened must have happened very fast, which is usually a sign of catastrophic structural failure,said Patrick Smith, a US based airline pilot and aviation commentator. "A plane never takes off into a thunderstorm, no crew or...
Henry Waxman in Telegraph.co.uk Five days before the explosion, BP's drilling engineer called Macondo a 'nightmare well'. BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure,they wrote. "Time after...