Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging a new tone of respect in international affairs. Thousands of jubilant Iranians poured onto the streets in celebration of the victory. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is legally barred from seeking a third consecutive term.
Starting Tuesday, 25 solar-powered charging stations will sprout in parks, beaches and other outdoor spaces in the five boroughs, part of a pilot project from the wireless provider in partnership with the city. The stations — 12.5-foot steel poles with three petal-shaped solar panels fanning out on top — can accommodate up to six devices at a time regardless of wireless carrier, with dedicated ports for iPhones, Androids, BlackBerrys and standard USB charging cables.
Great idea. If successful, AT&T could expand solar-powered charging stations to other cities.
In a strong blow against conservative efforts to restrict access to voting, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday to strike down Arizona Proposition 200, which required people to submit proof of citizenship when they register to vote under the federal “motor voter” registration law.