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SSHIP_200805_10.JPG: I'm Eddie Cano!
A - meri - kano
"Mi faro prestare un soldino di cielo Perche regalare lo Voglio a te."
[I'll borrow a penny from heaven Because I want to give it to you.]
-- Renato Carosone
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Renato Carosone (born Renato Carusone; January 3, 1920 – May 20, 2001) was an Italian musician.
He was a prominent figure of the Italian music scene in the second half of the 20th century. He was also a modern performer of the so-called canzone napoletana, Naples' song tradition. His biggest successes in Italy were: 'O Sarracino, Caravan Petrol, Tu Vuò Fà L'Americano, Maruzzella and Pigliate na pastiglia.
He was even one of the two artists (the second one is Domenico Modugno) that sold copies in the United States without writing them in English.
SSHIP_200805_16.JPG: Grazie Chevy Chase Community!
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Wikipedia Description: Starship Technologies
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Starship Technologies is a company developing small self-driving robotic delivery vehicles. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with engineering operations in Tallinn, Estonia, and a satellite team in Helsinki, Finland. Starship also has offices in London, UK, Germany, Washington, DC and Mountain View, California.
Starship Technologies was founded by Skype co-founders Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla. Initially, it was called Project Echo. A core team of the company became the team Kuukulgur, which led by Ahti Heinla had participated in NASA Centennial Challenge by building experimental sample retrieval robots. Starship Technologies OÜ was registered on 11 June 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. Starship Technologies, Inc., a Delaware corporation, was registered in San Francisco, United States, on 28 September 2016.
Starship Technologies launched pilot services in 2016, in the US and the UK among other countries, with commercial services launched in 2017. In April 2018, Starship launched its autonomous delivery service in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, in partnership with Co-op and Tesco. In March 2020, Starship became the first robot delivery service to operate in a British town centre with the rollout of its service in Milton Keynes.
In January 2019, Starship partnered with Sodexo to launch robot food delivery services at George Mason University. With a fleet of 25 robots at launch, this was the largest implementation of autonomous robot food delivery services on a university campus that time. In 2019, it expanded its services to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Purdue University in West Lafayette, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin in Madison, University of Houston, and University of Texas at Dallas.
In 2020, Starship expanded operations to the University of Mississippi and Bowling Green State University. In March 2020, it launched its service i ...More...
2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.