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Here's How You Can Revive Old Friendships
Guard yourself from disappointmentOften when you meet your friend after a long gap you realise that apart from your shared history there’s nothing more to talk about. No common interests and you can’t seem to relate with the person who sits before you. Major events like job, marriage do change individuals and more often than not they may not be comfortable in sharing their life with someone they meet like a bolt out of the past. If faced with a situation like this, the best way to skirt disappointment is to tell yourself that this is what you expected and it may take time to get to know this particular friend all over again.
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'Blood-sucking lawsuit': Ontario long-term care company fires executive heard mocking families
Among other things, she made reference to a “blood-sucking lawsuit.”The statements were condemned by frustrated family members. Before exiting the call, executives were overheard mocking and ridiculing the concerns of families.”He called for an end to for-profit long-term care, noting Sienna paid $15 million in dividends to shareholders during the first four months of the pandemic. “While hiring and recruiting has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sienna is accelerating aggressive recruitment efforts. Sienna operates Madonna Care Community in Ottawa, where more than one-quarter of residents and two staff members have died of COVID-19. It also operates Altamont Care Community in Scarborough, one of the long-term care homes that was the focus of the damning Canadian military report about what its members saw when they went in to support five hard-hit Ontario homes.
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Billionaire prince Albert of Monaco reveals all about life in a tax haven
Prince Albert of Monaco has waived strict privacy rules to give a fascinating insight into life inside one of the world's most glamorous tax havens. But as he opened up about life among the mega-rich, he tells the show: ‘Even spontaneity has to be scheduled. Prince Albert of Monaco with wife Charlene. It’s a toytown on the Mediterranean that has its own laws, police and rulers.’Michael was granted the privilege of getting up close to Prince Albert II, Monaco’s constitutional ruler, and the behind-the-scenes glimpse is extraordinary. Their lives are explored in BBC2 series Inside Monaco: Playground Of The Rich.
Incoming Wallabies coach Rennie agrees to pay cut
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Video: Romanian toyboy speaks out after death of 81-year-old husband
Video: Vicar, 81, who married Romanian toyboy, 27, dies alone in Bucharest hospital as his husband says he refuses to 'look sad' and wants to enjoy his £150k inheritance and £2,000-a-month British pensionPhilip Clements, an 81-year-old former vicar who married his 27-year-old Romanian toyboy lover has died alone in a Bucharest hospital - as his widow Florian Marin reveals he 'cried for two days' but is now ready to...
Prince William and Kate Middleton reveal they've been secretly answering helpline phone calls
The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he has been secretly counselling people contacting crisis helpline Shout 85258 - a round-the-clock text messaging helpline developed by his Royal Foundation. Kate has also been helping others and has taken part in 'check in and chat' calls with those self-isolating or vulnerable as part of the Royal Voluntary Service's NHS Volunteer Responders scheme. Kate and William were pictured calling volunteers from two organisations that rely on their volunteer networks to help run and support their services. During the call, William said: 'It's National Volunteering Week and I want to say a big thank you from both of us. Over the past few weeks, The Duke and Duchess have been playing their own part in the national volunteering effort.
Regina King takes a walk with her dog Cornbread while wearing a red head wrap and green flight suit
But Regina King was seen Friday looking somewhat peaceful while on a walk with her adorable dog named Cornbread in Los Angeles, California. The actress, 49, was dressed eclectically in a bright red knotted fabric head wrap, and she had a black face neck pulled down beneath her chin. The words 'I feel the need, the need for Sleep' were written on the back of the garment, around the image of a fighter jet. Statement piece: The actress was dressed eclectically in a bright red knotted fabric head wrap and green flight suit that covered her head to toe, adorned with several patches and badges. Regina shares Ian Jr., her only child, with ex Ian Alexander Sr., who she married in 1997 and divorced ten years later.
Penny Lancaster: 'I've hit the menopause in lockdown - but at least Rod's doing the dishes!'
Being Rod Stewart, evergreen entertainer, though, isn’t enough. Never.’When they first got together, no one held out much hope that the Rod and Penny show would be a long-running one. He coped in a very Rod Stewart way. He knows he’s had a good life, and is very grateful for everything he has. He’s good at delegating.
How Boodles was bamboozled by a high-class gang in a £4million Ocean's Eleven-style heist in London
At society jeweller Boodles, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Fast forward an hour, and ‘Anna’ was met at Boodles by Mr Wainwright and a gemmologist called Emma Barton. She was escorted to the basement, where she sat at a table and weighed each of the seven diamonds, before wrapping them in tissue paper, and transferring each one to a small box. After finishing his brief telephone call, the Boodles chief asked Anna if he could check her handbag, as a precaution, before she left. ‘Anna’ then left the store shortly after midday, and walked down Bond Street carrying £4.2 million worth of stolen diamonds.
Tropical Storm Cristobal threatens to make landfall in Louisiana within the next 48 hours
The National Hurricane Service announced that Cristobal had upgraded from a tropical depression into a tropical storm after picking up speed. On Friday, Cristobal strengthened from a tropical depression into a tropical storm as sustained wind speeds surpassed 40mph (pictured)The most recent update from the National Hurricane Center forecasts Tropical Storm Cristobal making landfall in the US on Sunday eveningWind speeds must be between 39mph and 73mph to be classified as a tropical storm. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that Tropical Storm Cristobal will reach the United States by Sunday evening near Louisiana and Mississippi. Accuweather predicts a storm surge between three to six feet near or just east of where Tropical Storm Cristobal's center makes landfall. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center issued tropical storm and storm surge warnings for areas from Louisiana to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Sabres' Kyle Okposo has surgery on right knee
Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo had surgery to repair a right knee injury, leaving him plenty of time to recover during the team's extended break. The team on Friday announced Okposo had surgery this week, and is expected to miss up to six weeks. The Sabres are off indefinitely after being one of seven teams to not qualify for the NHL's proposed 24-team return-to-play format. The start of next season is expected to be pushed back, and may not open until January because of the coronavirus pandemic. Okposo had surgery a week after the remainder of the Sabres season was canceled.
Reigning 400-meter world champion Salwa Eid Naser suspended in doping case
The winner of one of the most shocking races in memory has been provisionally suspended for failing to make herself available for doping tests. Salwa Eid Naser, who routed the defending Olympic gold medalist while running the best time in the women's 400 since 1985 at last year's world championships, was charged with whereabouts violations by the Athletics Integrity Unit on Friday. Last October at worlds in Qatar, Naser won in 48.14 seconds, snapping Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo's 25-month winning streak. "I slowed down a bit over the last 10 meters," Naser said in a November interview with the Olympic Channel. A violation means an athlete either did not fill out forms telling authorities where he or she could be found, or that athletes weren't where they said they would be when testers arrived.
Chelsea declared champion of curtailed Women's Super League
Chelsea regained the Women’s Super League trophy after being declared champion on Friday because the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March. "For my players and staff, winning the league is something to be proud of and I will tell them that when I speak to them. "Of course we would have preferred to play the remaining games,” Hayes said. Aston Villa was promoted from the Championship, which also had its season curtailed.
Galaxy drop Aleksandar Katai after wife's racist social media posts
Aleksandar Katai has been released by the LA Galaxy after a series of alarming social media posts by his wife, Tea. The Galaxy announced their decision to "mutually part ways” with their new Serbian winger Friday in a one-sentence news release. Tea Katai made the posts on her Instagram story earlier this week, and the Galaxy angrily condemned them as "racist and violent” on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Katai had been participating in voluntary individual workouts this week with his Galaxy teammates at their training complex in Carson. Katai joined MLS with the Chicago Fire in 2018 after a career in Europe, including time with Serbian powerhouse Red Star Belgrade.
NBA still has hurdles to clear before returning to court
The format was significant, but not the biggest hurdle for the NBA to clear in this process. Consider this: Detroit didn’t win a game in March, and now won’t play in April, May, June, July, August, September, October or November. The rough — very rough — draft of the NBA calendar suggests next season will start Dec. 1. Meanwhile, the 2020 NBA finalists aren’t even slated to get nine weeks off before next season starts. But for the players who play deep into this season, then play deep into next season, that’s a lot of basketball without a lot of time off.
Michael Jordan donates $100 million for racial equality, justice
Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In a joint statement Friday on social media, Jordan and the Jordan Brand said money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of "ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”"Black lives matter,” the statement said. The Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, the shoe giant that earlier Friday committed $40 million over the next four years to support the black community. Jordan also released a statement Monday on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country.
Kevin Durant not suiting up for Nets if NBA resumes
Kevin Durant won't play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes. "My season is over,” Durant told The Undefeated on Friday. "I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following season. I had no plans of playing at all this season.”Durant ruptured an Achilles tendon a year ago for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against Toronto.
Liverpool could end 30-year Premier League title drought at home
Liverpool could end its 30-year title drought at home after all when the English Premier League resumes after its pandemic-enforced suspension. Liverpool leads second-placed Manchester City by 25 points and is two wins from winning the title. A reconfigured Premier League schedule released on Friday initially sees 32 games in 16 days — there will only be two days without any action. Sky Sports will have team-specific audio from FIFA video game producer EA Sports. Comcast-owned Sky also airs all Premier League games in the United States on NBC.
PGA Tour maps out conservative return with focus on safety
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan went from wondering if any golf would be played this year to a schedule that resumes next week with a calendar filled through Thanksgiving. The field features 18 of the top 25 in the world, giving it a strength-of-field comparable to a World Golf Championship. Information was changing by the minute.”Now that golf is returning, Monahan couldn't predict when spectators would return. He said the tour has worked with tournaments the last several years on building a reserve fund for a crisis such as this. The tour on Friday posted Monahan's letter to staff and players on the nation's civil unrest, which the AP first reported on Tuesday.
Colin Kaepernick has more support now as protests take hold across U.S.
When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone. Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are now vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance. I have had many people attempt to discourage our support of Colin, which is unthinkable to me. "Without black players, there would be no National Football League," Goodell said. "And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
U.S. protesters call to 'Defund the Police.' What would that look like?
What do people mean by ‘defund the police’? Defunding advocates say money saved on policing could then be diverted to social programs. Council members instead proposed a 5 percent to 7 percent cut for all agencies, including police. President Donald Trump, who urged mayors and governors to take a hard line against protesters, seized on the defunding idea as a new attack against Biden. “The Radical Left Democrats new theme is ‘Defund the Police,'” Trump said in a tweet this week.
Trump slammed for saying 'great day' for George Floyd during briefing on U.S. jobs
U.S. President Donald Trump sparked controversy Friday, calling it a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose death in custody last week unleashed nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country. '”The remarks during a televised White House briefing came eleven days after Floyd’s death and led to confusion as to why Trump thought it was a great day for Floyd. “This is a great, great day in terms of equality,” Trump added, even as he stands accused by many of having failed to respond to the racism, police brutality and inequalities that demonstrators are protesting. Trump’s “great day” comments were seen by many as too closely conflating Floyd’s death and the day’s good economic news, and as speaking on behalf of Floyd on the economy.
Suntory chief says worst is over as cities in Japan reopen after coronavirus curbs
Spirits giant Suntory Holdings Ltd. believes the worst is over as nations ease social distancing measures, allowing bars and restaurants to reopen after months of curbs that hit its business. “Cities are slowly starting to reopen, and business is starting to get better,” said Suntory’s CEO Takeshi Niinami, who thinks his firm’s global sales hit bottom last month. It could take more than six months for business to return to normal, he said, provided there is no second wave of coronavirus infections. Nevertheless, Niinami said he predicts that more than 20 percent of bars and restaurants could fail due to the pandemic. Niinami added his weight to calls for easier access to coronavirus tests, to allow people to more confidently resume business activity.
Japanese schools abroad to get more PCs for online study as pandemic spreads
The government plans to supply more personal computers to Japanese schools overseas so students can continue to study remotely at home while avoiding the coronavirus. The education ministry intends to ensure each pupil at Japanese elementary and high schools abroad has access to a computer, widening the scope of the existing domestic initiative. Globally, there are about 100 Japanese schools, where roughly 17,000 children are enrolled, according to the Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry. Japanese schools in the United States, Italy and other parts of the world hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are expected to stay closed for even longer. Due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, many of the Japanese schools do not have enough teachers to hold face-to-face classes.
Coronavirus: WHO changes tact and recommends face masks where social distancing not possible
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is now recommending the use of face masks where social distancing is not possible. He said people should wear them in places such as public tranport or shops, where social distancing is not possible. Countries around the world have adopted the use of face masks, despite WHO previously saying they were not effective. AdvertisementBritons using public transport must wear face coverings from 15 June after Boris Johnson changed his mind about their effectiveness. Mr Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the widespread use of face masks is still not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence.
George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.
“I’m over being walked over, mentally, physically, emotionally,” Knox said at a protest outside the U.S. Capitol. “Enough is enough.”Floyd’s death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world, engulfing city streets with thousands of demonstrators. Many of the demonstrators who milled around the U.S. Capitol this week were black people in their twenties who, like Knox, had felt compelled after Floyd’s death to march on the streets for the first time. The U.S. has been rocked by demonstrations over police killing of unarmed black men, women and boys over the past decade. Minnesota also filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department over Floyd’s death and said it would investigate the department for systemic discriminatory practices.
How to have an Enid Blyton summer: jolly outdoor adventures for all the family
Their portable pizza ovens get twice as hot as my kitchen oven and “a good home-made pizza is such a great family activity,” says Meller. Today, however, it’s all about camper vans, with rental and sales companies reporting a surge in enquiries during lockdown. “Camper vans and motorhomes are self-contained, you can take your whole world with you. You can isolate very easily, but still enjoy the social atmosphere on a campsite… the camper is the ultimate escape pod.”Pep talk done, we make a booking through Quirky Campers, the Airbnb of UK camper vans. Once we have slalomed through the city traffic (muttering words Blyton would have edited) her allure is irresistible.
Prince William reveals he is secret helpline volunteer
Prince William said he had been answering messages after being trained by the mental health charity. Kensington Palace announced the prince's involvement to mark Volunteers Week, which ends on Sunday. Those texting the round-the-clock service would not know they are talking to a member of the Royal Family - like Shout's 2,000 volunteers, William would use a pseudonym on the platform. By BBC journalist and Shout volunteer Tony SmithTraining as a crisis volunteer at Shout puts William in the frontline of services for young people in distress - and it's a tough role. During the call, Prince William joked about home-schooling his six-year-old son Prince George, saying: "I struggle with Year 2 maths."
George Floyd death: Protesters use curfew lifting to demonstrate against police brutality for 11th night
Protesters across the United States used the lifting of curfews to demonstrate against police brutality towards black people for the 11th night. Image: Black lives matter painted across Washington D.C. streetMeanwhile, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL had made mistakes in not listening to players. In a videotaped message, he said: "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter. Without black players, there would be no National Football League."
Salmon ceviche with bergamot, avocado, coriander and toasted pine nuts recipe
You can substitute bergamot juice with lemon and lime, or even yuzu for a more Japanese feel. If you struggle to slice the salmon, place it in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to firm it up beforehand. After 30 minutes, drain and pat dry with kitchen paper. In a small jug, whisk together the bergamot juice and zest with the chilli, ginger, garlic, sugar and olive oil. Arrange the salmon on a plate, then scatter over the coriander and toasted pine nuts.
Coronavirus pushes charity shops into survival battle
Mathilde Da Costa went into charity shops hunting for bargains at least once a month before the pandemic. “I will still buy from charity shops,” says the 29-year-old, who teaches at a secondary school in Grays, Essex. “You can wash the clothes at home, it’s not something I worry about.”Da Costa may be in the minority. Charities fear that some of their customers, old and new, could shun shops for fear of getting infected as a deluge of donations from households is expected to land on their doorstep. We’re looking for ways to reassure people.”If shoppers evaporate, so will the sales that help support the 11,000-odd branches up and down the country.
Bat-like sensor could help maintain social distancing in offices
A “bat-like” sensor could allow British businesses to enforce social distancing in the workplace. Scottish start-up IMERAI has developed artificial intelligence that can map out the interior of an office using “ultrasound echolocation” that mimics the way a bat navigates around the world. The AI differs to most in that it does use traditional cameras to detect its surroundings, meaning it can be deployed while protecting the privacy of users and passersby. “Industry continues to face the challenge of how to teach AI about what happens in people’s homes without invading users’ privacy from human oversight or camera use,” Mr Bowen said. In the wild, bats send out a screech and they listen for the echoes to understand distances and the location of physical objects.”
Is Nicola Sturgeon delaying making face masks mandatory to be different from England?
At her briefing yesterday Ms Sturgeon just about managed to hide any petulance on her part at this railroading by the transport minister on the masks issue and insisted it wouldn’t make any difference to her views about making their wearing mandatory in Scotland. For the life of me I can’t think of any reason under the sun for Ms Sturgeon delaying this inevitable move, other than it would look like it’s a straight copy of what England’s done. What would make it different enough would be making face masks compulsory in shops as well as on public transport. People not wearing a mask whilst shopping prompted the often- excitable Mike Russell, the Constitutional Affairs Minister, to encourage people to wear masks by staring long and hard at them. However, his ‘give them a dirty look’ policy was, I’m happy to report, almost immediately disowned by Ms Sturgeon.
Gyms doing heavy lifting prep to be fit for purpose post-lockdown
At 9am on Monday, March 23, hundreds of thousands of families worked out together as fitness instructor Joe Wicks live-streamed his first virtual PE lesson into lockdown living rooms. The video has since amassed almost seven million views, and Wicks’ daily PE lessons have become part of the routine for children and adults trapped at home. The pandemic has forced millions to improvise fitness regimes as the closure of the UK’s 7,000 gyms has seen around 10.4m memberships put on hold. Now, however, gyms are busily preparing their sites in the hope they can lure members back when they reopen. With social distancing rules set to remain in place, they know some people may be reluctant to return to sweaty fitness centres.
Gary Lineker: ‘I know I get called a leftie, a socialist luvvie, but really I’m fairly central’
Only today he’s broadcasting to an audience of one, and probably wishes he could be somewhere else. Had the coronavirus not paralysed the sporting calendar in mid-March, Lineker would have been our trusted chaperone for the end of another football season. Presenting Match of the Day, he would have shown us Liverpool sashaying to their first league title in 30 years in May and, on BT Sport, the closing stages of the Champions League. As it is, the Euros have been postponed for 12 months, the Champions League will return in due course, and the Premier League is scheduled to restart on 17 June, albeit without spectators. ‘I’m excited to see a bit of live sport again, especially football,’ Lineker says.
UK start-up that can turn cameras into Covid-19 monitors raises fresh cash
An Oxford-based company which can turn video cameras into health monitors is set to raise £5m in fresh cash, as it sees demand surge among care homes and mental health trusts. Oxehealth has struck deals to provide its software to 18 mental health trusts, two acute hospital trusts and two police forces across the UK, and is piloting its technology with the prison service. It can also allow more distancing between patients and staff, something which has come to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic. Boss Hugh Lloyd-Jukes said: "We had interest from most mental health trusts in the UK before Covid-19, but it has provided an additional reason. What we've also seen now is the additional benefit of helping to reduce staff contact with patients because you can take pulse and breathing rates, understand the activity of patients without entering the room."
Zuckerberg: Facebook will review policies after backlash over Trump posts
CEO acknowledges many staff believe social network ‘should have labeled’ president’s post criticized for inciting violenceMark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will review its content policies after facing widespread backlash, including from its own employees, over the decision to leave up controversial posts from Donald Trump. Facebook will look at improving content policies while also building products to advance racial justice, the CEO said on Friday in response to the protests in the United States. Internal documents from Facebook show thousands of employees opposed the CEO’s decision, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Also this week, nearly three dozen founding Facebook employees wrote an open letter to Zuckerberg opposing the decision to leave the post up. Current employees staged a virtual walkout, and the online therapy company Talkspace cut ties with Facebook over the issue.
Venezuela's supreme court rules against opposition in vote setback
Venezuela’s government-friendly supreme court has said the opposition-held congress did not name rectors to the South American country’s electoral authority in time, a move denounced by the opposition as an attempt to derail election plans. The court declared the national assembly’s decisions null and void shortly after the opposition won control of the body in late 2015. With new legislative elections due by the end of 2020, the decision marked a setback to efforts between the two sides to agree on conditions for the vote. Most mainstream opposition parties boycotted the presidential election in 2018, due to concerns President Nicolás Maduro had laid the groundwork to rig the vote. “Today’s events obstruct the designation of the CNE,” said Juan Pablo Guanipa, an opposition lawmaker and vice president of the National Assembly, using the Spanish abbreviation for the national electoral council.
US drops charges against banker investigated by Daphne Caruana Galizia
In a statement on Friday night the family of Daphne Caruana Galizia – the Maltese journalist killed in a car bomb in 2017 who was investigating Pilatus Bank for corruption – called on Malta to extradite Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejadin to Europe from the US. Sadr previously owned and served as chairman of Pilatus Bank, a Malta-based bank that was in effect shut down by the European Central Bank following Sadr’s arrest in the US in 2018 on charges of money laundering and sanctions busting. Malta's PM to step down amid Daphne Caruana Galizia investigation Read moreProsecutors won their case against Sadr in March 2020 and the banker was convicted of five criminal counts, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, and making false statements to federal officials. Reid Weingarten, Sadr’s lawyer, told Bloomberg News he was not sure why the government brought the “extraordinary motion” to drop the case. The Department of Justice and the State Department did not immediate return requests for comment.
'This is just a start': states announce police reforms as protests enter second weekend
Nationwide protests hurtled toward a second weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, as several cities and states took steps to reform controversial policing tactics. He also announced plans to create a new “statewide standard” for police use of force at protests. In New York City, protesters marched through the city again by the thousands. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/APAnother day of protests in New York City brought more examples of officials downplaying or denying the police department’s rough treatment of protesters. Dozens of healthcare workers in Seattle lined the streets outside Swedish hospital for a moment of silence on Friday in support of the Floyd protests.
Grandstaff & Stein Monthly Burlesque Brunch
Join us for our monthly Burlesque Brunch every first Sunday (except in July for the holiday), where we feature a menu of delectable brunch dishes and cocktails accompanied by performances from some of the region's best burlesque performers! Brunch is served until 3pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made on our website; walk-ins are always welcome! There is no cover, so bring some cash for tipping (but we also take cards!) Featuring different performers each month and the occasional themed show...no show is ever the same!
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Turning grief into change, movement targets racial injustice
Formal and impromptu memorials to Floyd over the last several days have stretched from Minneapolis to Paris, Rome and Johannesburg, South Africa. Services were scheduled to culminate in a private burial in the coming days in Texas, where he lived most of his life. In Minneapolis, the city agreed to ban police chokeholds and require officers to intervene any time they see unauthorized force by another officer. Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change, said Floyd’s final words breathed new life into a movement that has been building for generations. As a descendant of slaves, he said he’s committed to a new racial justice movement that can spur change in his community and cities around the country.
HSD secretary: Herd immunity strategy proves unsuccessful
However, Scrase said new cases of the coronavirus will continue popping up at least until there’s a vaccine. Scrase’s remarks came shortly before the state announced an additional 331 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the virus in New Mexico – the highest daily figure since the outbreak started in mid-March. There have been 219 confirmed cases among the 543 state inmates currently housed at the facility – meaning roughly 40% have tested positive. Herd immunity refers to slowing the spread of disease by having a significant majority of the population become immune to it, either from a vaccine or something else. However, the pandemic and the state’s response to it have taken a toll, as the state’s unemployment rate hit 11.3% in April – up from 5% a year earlier.
NM voter turnout hits ‘historic’ percentage level
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................“I think it’s historic, in context,” University of New Mexico political science professor Lonna Atkeson said in an interview Friday. Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc. in Albuquerque, said an influx of absentee ballots played a role in the increased voter turnout. The contested presidential primary four years ago, especially on the Democratic side, attracted sizeable turnout. It isn’t clear, of course, whether the turnout trend will continue in the Nov. 3 general election. The primary election introduced many new voters to absentee ballots – a habit that might take hold for the fall, officials said.
Nez: Parks’ opening causing surge of visitors
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt with the Navajo Nation being close to federal parks and points of interest including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon in Utah and Chaco Canyon. Bernhardt told the Journal he would be willing to work with the Navajo Nation on issues concerning the reopenings, and mentioned an agreement to keep a route from the Grand Canyon into the Navajo Nation closed. “But it wasn’t strictly enforced, is what I’m hearing, from the park’s end,” Nez said. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................That is something Haaland and Phil Francis, chairman of the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks dispute. Nez said Bernhardt told him he was opening all parks “because his boss (President Donald Trump) wanted all the parks open.”
Officials: APD policy includes six of the ‘8 Can’t Wait’
The new “8 Can’t Wait” initiative from Campaign Zero has quickly garnered national attention, including in Albuquerque, where officials say most of the recommendations are already in place. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Current policy also includes de-escalation. Mayor Tim Keller said the city is working on the last two, though he and other officials acknowledged that policy change is often a complicated and time-consuming process. But he contends that APD, which accounts for $205 million, or 32%, of the city’s 2020 general fund budget, has actually lacked sufficient support. “Our department is totally underfunded, and that’s been a case we’ve made for a long time,” he said.
Pearce slams SF County clerk over delayed results
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................“I have candidates that are just beside themselves,” Pearce said during a Friday afternoon phone call. She disputed another charge by Pearce that poll watchers had not been provided with information by the clerk’s office. “GOP Chairman Steve Pearce’s team is afforded all courtesy and provided all information from the Absentee Board’s Presiding Judge and Santa Fe County Clerk’s staff upon request,” she said. Pearce said Salazar knew well in advance how many absentee ballots needed to be counted and that she failed to prepare for it. But of the ballots that have been counted in Santa Fe County, Montoya was outpacing Johnson, suggesting that he potentially could make up the difference.
UNM vaccine team gets $250,000 grant
It’s part of a $250,000 yearlong grant awarded last month to UNM by the National Cancer Institute. David Peabody, a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the UNM School of Medicine, is the principal investigator on the grant. The UNM grant is for scientists to try to concoct a vaccine with “virus-like particles.” It’s one of several strategies that can be used to make a vaccine, and an expertise of several virologists at UNM. The team uses a harmless virus that infects bacteria called MS2 and essentially hangs parts of the coronavirus onto it. The grant was a supplement to an ongoing study at the Cancer Research Center at UNM, Peabody said.
Holtec’s interim nuclear waste application challenged in court
Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque JournalHoltec International’s proposed nuclear waste interim storage facility in southeast New Mexico faces a new legal challenge. Anti-nuclear group Beyond Nuclear filed a petition for review Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The group alleges that the NRC cannot issue Holtec a license because the company’s application includes a provision that the U.S. Department of Energy may be the owner of the facility’s nuclear waste. The group says approval would violate the Nuclear Waste Policy Act. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................That law prevents the government from taking ownership of nuclear waste from private utilities before a permanent repository is in operation.
Surfers honor George Floyd in ‘paddle out’ held around world
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — On a sliver of sand that before the Civil Rights era was derisively dubbed "The Ink Well" because of its popularity among black people, hundreds of surfers gathered to honor the life of George Floyd and other African Americans killed by police. The occasion Friday was a paddle out, a Hawaiian tradition to celebrate a life and mourn its passing, organized by Black Girls Surf to share the pain they are feeling with devotees of a sport that has not always welcomed them. “This speaks so much more to people because if you think about black girls surfing in the ocean, people are like, 'Ha, ha, you don’t surf,’” Sayuri Blondt said. “But when you see everyone coming out to support us, it sends a message in a very unusual way and catches people’s attention.”More than 200 surfers of all ages and races paddled through a set of crashing waves under cloudy skies to form a massive circle near the Santa Monica Pier, where they chanted Floyd’s name nine times to mark the nearly nine minutes prosecutors say his neck was pinned to the ground under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer.
Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision. Barr’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. They come after the White House and others said repeatedly that the attorney general ordered officers to clear the park. Shortly after officers aggressively pushed back demonstrators, President Donald Trump — accompanied by Barr, Pentagon leaders and other top advisers — walked through Lafayette Park to pose for a photo at a nearby church that had been damaged during the protests. The episode played out on live television and prompted an outcry from some Republicans and former military leaders, including Gen. Jim Mattis, Trump's first defense secretary.
By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. He’s proven himself adept at taking even the most grim numbers and giving himself a pat on the back or employing a creative use of data to make himself look good. But his declaration that an unexpected dip in the unemployment rate marked probably “the greatest comeback in American history” was a remarkable level of hyperbole even for him. “This is a particularly clear example of his lack of cognitive complexity,” said Brian Ott, incoming director of communications at Missouri State University and author of “The Twitter Presidency: Donald J. Trump and the Politics of White Rage.”The Labor Department's report on Friday that 2.5 million Americans were added to payrolls in May was clearly good news. In advance, economists had been projecting the loss of 8.3 million jobs, continuing the economic bloodletting caused by the coronavirus pandemic that has spurred the highest unemployment levels since the Great Depression.
The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases
The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases shares emailThe body of a prematurely born one week old baby of a covid positive mother being prepared for burial at the designated burial spot for COVID 19 patients in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI — India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections. The Health Ministry reported 9,887 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 236,657. ___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — U.S. unemployment makes a surprise 13.3% drop amid the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away — from world leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their comrades.
No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises
The 45-year-old Milwaukee man is a longtime Republican who was raised in a conservative family in the political battleground of Wisconsin. At the onset of 2020, he had little doubt that he would support Trump’s reelection. A processing backlog meant he went two months without unemployment benefits. He later watched with dismay Trump’s hard-line response to the police killing of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed. Lund, who is white, now plans to vote a straight Democratic ticket and rejects any effort by Trump to put a “silver lining” on the nation’s pain.
Turning grief into change, movement targets racial injustice
Formal and impromptu memorials to Floyd over the last several days have stretched from Minneapolis to Paris, Rome and Johannesburg, South Africa. In North Carolina, where he was born, a public viewing and private service for family was planned Saturday. Services were scheduled to culminate in a private burial in the coming days in Texas, where he lived most of his life. Having left Houston for Minneapolis in 2014 in search of a job and a new life, Floyd is retracing that path in death. He said the event would be a way to engage voters ahead of November's general election and maintain momentum for a movement that has the power to “change the whole system of justice.”
Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies
TOKYO (AP) — Shigeru Yokota, a Japanese campaigner for the return of his daughter and more than a dozen others who were abducted to North Korea in the 1970s, has died. His family said Yokota died of natural causes in a hospital in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on Friday, before he was able to meet his daughter again. “My husband and I did our best together, but he passed before seeing Megumi again. Megumi disappeared in 1977 on her way home from her a junior high school in Niigata on Japan's northern coast when she was 13. It was the day after she gave her father a comb as a birthday gift, a memento he always carried with him.
More Trail Blazers players join Portland protests against racial injustice, police brutality
A night after star point guard Damian Lillard marched with a group of protesters in Portland, three of his Trail Blazers teammates joined the gathering. Rodney Hood, Nassir Little and Anfernee Simons are among the demonstrators Friday on the city’s ninth consecutive night of protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Hood, in his second season with the team, and Little, a rookie, both posted Instagram stories showing their involvement in the rally. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed face down on the street. Subscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts for the latest news and top stories.
Hey, bicyclists, what’s wrong with your special bikeway?
TaintedThe bicyclists blocking traffic by riding an arm-length from the curb on the roadway of Wheelock Parkway between Edgerton and 35E. The city took away from the roadway to put this bikeway in. Either there is a single lane in one direction or the roadway has been constricted for the bikeway south of the roadway. Bicycles are allowed to travel on the roadways but why would you choose the roadway when there is a bikeway separate from it and also the walkway? Sara, Andrew and Miles Moore, St. PaulSaintedThank you to the advertisers who pay for ads and inserts in our newspapers.
Ask Amy: Long-distance contact amplifies in-law issues
Because you two live overseas and are communicating via videoconferencing and telephone, some of her clutching and attempts to control will be amplified. This might be because she is anxious and lonely, but I have also noticed that one aspect of long-distance communicating is that it can be challenging to come up with things to talk about.
Woman, 26, dies after partner shoots her during argument, police say
CLOSEA 26-year-old woman died from her injuries Friday night after, Milwaukee police say, her partner shot her during an argument. Milwaukee police responded to the shooting around 7:30 p.m. in the 8500 block of West Appleton Avenue, according to a news release. During an argument, the suspect "retrieved a firearm and shot (her) once in the stomach," police said. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to the Journal Sentinel at jsonline.com/deal.
Man in custody after 3 shot in Humboldt Park: police
A man was arrested after a shooting that left three men wounded, two of them seriously, Friday in Humboldt Park on the West Side. They were outside at 3:05 p.m. in the 800 block of North Homan Avenue when someone on foot fired shots, according to Chicago police. A 27-year-old man was hit in the leg and a 31-year-old was shot multiple times in the leg, police said. The third man, 41, was shot in the hip and was treated at the scene in good condition, police said. A man tried running off but was taken into custody after a brief chase, police said.
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams talks to protesters in front of police headquarters
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams talks to protesters in front of police headquartersPhoenix police Chief Jeri Williams talks to protesters in front of Phoenix police headquarters on June 5, 2020. David Wallace, The Republic | azcentral.com
Federal judge orders Denver police to limit firing tear gas, projectiles at peaceful protesters
A federal judge in Denver issued an order late Friday night that limits the Denver Police Department’s use of chemical weapons and non-lethal projectiles on protesters, saying that protecting First Amendment rights were more important than protecting buildings. “The threat to physical safety and free speech outweighs the threat to property,” U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote. Jackson issued an 11-page ruling on Friday night after four protesters filed a lawsuit, asking for a temporary restraining order against aggressive police actions. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Denver District Court had been moved to federal court. Chemical agents or irritants (including pepper spray and tear gas) may only be used afteran order to disperse is issued.
Jesuit RB EJ Smith — son of Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith — takes a knee to protest injustice at high school graduation
Jesuit RB EJ Smith wanted to send an important message on his graduation day. As the national anthem played during the high school’s graduation at AT&T Stadium, Smith opted to take a stand by taking a knee. Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas graduate Emmitt 'EJ' Smith IV takes a knee during the national anthem at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Friday, June 5, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Cowboys hosted commencement ceremonies for local schools, including the Arlington ISD high schools. Find more high school sports stories from The Dallas Morning News here.
With the world upside down, I’m learning grace from my grandchildren
Some people had made “Happy Birthday 13!” signs. She turned 13 last month. A big birthday, 13. And my school play? For her birthday, Charlotte asked if she could paint her room.
Long Beach police officer standing over blood with his baton has been ‘relieved’ from department
The Long Beach police officer responsible for posting photos on his social media, including one showing him standing over blood with his baton, this week amid days of protests held in the city to remember George Floyd has been “relieved from employment,” the department announced Friday night. The department launched an internal investigation and the officer, who was not identified in the document, was removed from patrol duties pending the investigation, according to the letter. AdvertisementThe officer was identified by BuzzFeed News and in a public social media post by Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce as Jacob Delgado. Pearce posted an image from Delgado’s LinkedIn page that shows he has been a member of the Long Beach Police Department for about two years and previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Delgado’s sibling, according to BuzzFeed News, also shared the photo of his brother standing over blood on his personal Instagram account, writing “Bro getting his.”Delgado and his sibling have since deleted their social media accounts.
Five great paved rail trails in New England
CAPE COD RAIL TRAIL, South Dennis to Wellfle et The 25-mile trail takes you through the interior of the Cape. Nearby, a favorite picnic spot, the Pleasant Lake General Store in Harwich, was once a popular stop on the Old Colony Railroad Line. www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/southeast/ccrt.htmNASHUA RIVER RAIL TRAIL, Ayer to Nashua, N.H. The last train rolled through in 1980 and the rail trail opened in 1993. Dennis Curran/PhotographerISLAND LINE TRAIL, Burlington, Vt.
Latinos must confront 'ingrained' anti-black racism amid George Floyd protests, some urge
Although she was shaken by military-grade helicopters that felt like a "tornado," she said, the turbulent protests did not stop long-overdue discussions about anti-black Latino racism and discrimination. Jasmine Haywood, an Afro-Latina who has researched anti-black Latino racism, told NBC News that millennial Latinos like Sanz are looking to break cycles of internalized racism and the ways Latinos perpetuate and uphold white supremacy. "What Latinos need to realize is that our oppression is bound up and intertwined with the oppression of the black community," Haywood said. George Zimmerman, the son of an Afro-Peruvian mother and a white father, shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager. José Vilson, a math teacher in New York City who happens to be a black Latino man, grew up visiting the Dominican Republic during the Christmas holidays.
Massive protest for Black Lives Matter in Providence starts peacefully, ends with some ignoring curfew
On this night, they marched from Central High School past the barricaded Public Safety Complex and past downtown buildings that had been boarded up after looters hit them late Monday night. AdvertisementProvidence police stood in clusters along the streets, state troopers stood watch on the State House steps with Guard members, and a helicopter from the Massachusetts State Police slowly circled overhead. Some of those boarded-up windows had been painted over with murals honoring Black Lives Matter and Black people who suffered from police brutality. Craig F. Walker/Globe StaffSeveral hundred people remained at the State House past the 9 p.m. curfew, booing as the state police told them to leave. Some left the State House and marched to City Hall, then around downtown and up into Federal Hill, while others remained on the State House steps more than an hour past curfew.
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. Leadership that can bring us together.”Biden spent 36 years in the Senate before becoming Barack Obama's vice president. This is 77-year-old Biden's third bid for the presidency and his success in capturing the Democratic nomination was driven by strong support from black voters. He has already committed to picking a woman as a vice presidential candidate.
FDA Approves Antibiotic to Treat Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Bacterial Pneumonia
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Recarbrio (a combination of imipenem-cilastatin and relebactam) to treat hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years of age and older. Recarbrio was previously FDA-approved to treat patients with complicated urinary tract infections and complicated intra-abdominal infections who have limited or no alternative treatment options. "These efforts provide more options to fight serious bacterial infections and get new, safe and effective therapies to patients as soon as possible." Overall, 16% of patients who received Recarbrio and 21% of patients who received piperacillin-tazobactam died through Day 28 of the study. This designation is given to antibacterial and antifungal drug products intended to treat serious or life-threatening infections under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) title of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act.
180 protest arrests during night of relative calm in NYC
The NYPD reported 180 arrests citywide after Wednesday night's curfew went into effect and George Floyd protesters refused to go home. That included a tense scene in Cadman Plaza Park witnessed by Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
Roche's COVID-19 Test Gets FDA's Emergency Use Authorization
Roche RHHBY announced today that the FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Elecsys IL-6 test. The test will help physicians, along with other parameters, to decide early if a patient with confirmed COVID-19 illness requires mechanical ventilation. In March, Roche received the FDA’s EUA for a high-volume molecular test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Apart from the diagnostic tests for the identification of patients, Roche is evaluating Actemra/RoActemra for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Click to get this free reportAlexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) : Free Stock Analysis ReportRoche Holding AG (RHHBY) : Free Stock Analysis ReportGilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) : Free Stock Analysis ReportEli Lilly and Company (LLY) : Free Stock Analysis ReportTo read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Russia gets more U.S. ventilators as coronavirus cases climb
FILE PHOTO: Medical specialists treat patients infected with the coronavirus disease in a hospital in MoscowMOSCOW (Reuters) - A planeload of 150 ventilators arrived in Russia from the United States on Thursday, Washington's embassy in Moscow said, to help fight the novel coronavirus in further medical aid collaboration between the two politically-estranged nations. At 5,384, Russia's death toll is lower than many other countries, sparking debate over the way it counts fatalities. U.S. Embassy Spokeswoman Rebecca Ross described the latest assistance as a "humanitarian aid delivery from the American people to the people of Russia". The 200 ventilators delivered in total were part of a donation worth $5.6 million, she said. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Alexander Marrow; Additional reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; Editing by Gareth Jones and Andrew Cawthorne)
Unexpected Jobs Report Sends Mixed Signals in Tech Employment
Over the past three years, the tech services and custom software sector accounted for over 75% of job gains in the tech industry. New job postings for IT occupations slipped in May, though still totaled more than 220,000 nationwide. The industries with the most job postings for IT professionals were professional, scientific and technical services, finance and insurance and manufacturing. The month-over-month change in the number of job postings was modest across the country. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce.
NFL players call on league to condemn racism
Following Thomas, the players ask: "What if I was George Floyd?" In the clip, the players say they "will not be silenced," and say, "This is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter." pic.twitter.com/rRUOPpWSpE— NFL (@NFL) May 30, 2020"As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league.
US scales back China airline ban to permit 2 weekly flights
The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday, June 3 had threatened to halt all flights by Chinese carriers in retaliation for Beijing's barring of flights by leading US carriers. The US modified a ban on Chinese commercial airlines Friday to allow two round-trip flights per week, matching the level permitted by Beijing and de-escalating somewhat a conflict between the countries. The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday had threatened to halt all flights by Chinese carriers in retaliation for Beijing's barring of flights by leading US carriers. But the Civil Aviation Authority of China on Thursday cleared the way for Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to operate one international route into China each week. The DOT made clear in its order that it still objected to China's actions, noting that the CAAC would allow Chinese carriers in aggregate to operate as many as four weekly passenger flights into the US.
Duchess Meghan Gives Powerful Graduation Address to Her High School: "George Floyd's Life Mattered"
From Good Housekeeping"George Floyd's life mattered, and Breonna Taylor's life mattered, and Philando Castile's life mattered, and Tamir Rice's life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don't know." Those were the powerful words shared by the Duchess of Sussex that the graduating class of Immaculate Heart High School heard during a virtual ceremony speech on Wednesday evening. The girls didn't know it was coming until the video was played at the end of the two hour ceremony. "Because George Floyd's life mattered, and Breonna Taylor's life mattered, and Philando Castile's life mattered, and Tamir Rice's life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we don't know. His life mattered," she continued.
Behind the US unemployment figures: five key points from May's jobs report
Related: US unemployment hits 40m – in picturesThe Department of Labor’s monthly jobs report brought surprising news that the unemployment rate decreased to 13.3% and the economy gained 2.5m jobs in May. The report, which is released at the beginning of each month, differs from the weekly unemployment report the department releases every Thursday. Historically, the white unemployment rate is lower than the national unemployment rate, while black unemployment can be nearly twice as high. Hispanic Americans are still seeing the highest unemployment rate of any racial group, with a 17.6% unemployment rate in May, down from 18.9% in April. Leisure and hospitality had a 35.9% unemployment rate in May, nearly three times the overall national unemployment rate.
Mahomes among stars to send powerful message to NFL
Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes was among a group of players who sent a powerful message to the NFL in the wake of George Floyd's death. They added: "On behalf of the National Football League, this is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. "We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. "We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter." New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologised on Thursday after facing criticism for saying he disagreed with players kneeling during the United States national anthem.
Beyoncé urges protesters to remain 'focused' after arrests in George Floyd case
In a new message to Black Lives Matter protesters following the arrests of the other three officers in the George Floyd case, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter urged everyone to "remain aligned and focused" because it's not over. "The world came together for George Floyd," reads a message the "Lemonade" singer shared on her Instagram page. Following nationwide protests against racism and police brutality after video of the incident emerged, Chauvin was taken into custody and his charges were upgraded to second-degree murder. The three other officers on the scene, including two who restrained Floyd, were also arrested for aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter. Knowles previously shared a video of herself online calling for "justice for George Floyd."
Critics suggest better anti-racism films to watch as 'The Help' tops Netflix charts
(Credit: Disney)Black film critics have recommended dozens of anti-racism movies to watch after Tate Taylor’s controversial drama The Help soared to the top of the Netflix charts. Critics dubbed the Oscar-winning drama a “bootleg ‘racial reconciliation’ movie” like Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side, rather than an authentic portrayal of the black experience. Black writers Rebecca Theodore-Vachon and Ira Madison III were among those who expressed sadness at the new popularity of the movie. She pointed to Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, her Martin Luther King story Selma and her four-part Netflix series When They See Us. She said: “It makes me so happy that people are watching American Son on Netflix to deepen their compassion and understanding.
COVID-19 Has Catapulted Zoom Into A Powerhouse
As many expected, Zoom Video Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) reported a blockbuster first quarter. New customers accounted for 71% of revenue growth during the quarter, with the remainder coming from subscriptions added by existing customers. But Zoom attracted new criticism by announcing users will have to pay for the end-to-end encryption. Zoom's StrategyDespite its experience of the past few months, Zoom is sticking to its focus on larger enterprise customers as its major growth opportunity. If you're interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: contributors@iamnewswire.comThe post COVID-19 Has Catapulted Zoom Into a Powerhouse appeared first on IAM Newswire.
Sweden puts ex-envoy on trial over China dissident negotiations
Prosecutor Henrik Olin told the court Lindstedt had "acted outside the bounds of the mandate she had for the consular case". "She's been looking forward to the trial and she is looking forward, when this trial is over, to being acquitted," Cedermark told AFP after the first day of proceedings wound up. Gui disappeared while on holiday in Thailand in 2015 before resurfacing in mainland China, where he was put in jail. The ministry has meanwhile maintained that it had no prior knowledge of the meeting, saying Lindstedt acted of her own accord. - Tense relationship -In court, Olin described the tense relation between Sweden and China in recent years, suggesting her actions could have aggravated an already fraught situation.
Canada police under scrutiny after two women die after encounters with officers
Police in Canada are facing growing scrutiny after two women – both members of ethnic minorities and both suffering mental health problems – died following encounters with officers. On Thursday morning, police in Edmundston, New Brunswick responded to a mental health call involving a Chantel Moore, a 26-year old Indigenous woman. The premature deaths of the two women, both apparently during mental health crises, have focused a spotlight on police training to safely de-escalate tense situations. And I think mental health is a key one of those.”Much of the culture and training for police officers is a source of the problem, say criminologists. “I think we could spend that money and much more imaginative ways, including having mental health supports become first responders instead of police,” said McClelland.
Exclusive: Buyout firm Sycamore Partners in talks to buy J.C. Penney - sources
Sycamore is weighing acquiring J.C. Penney outright or making an investment in the troubled retailer, the sources said. Under one scenario being explored, Sycamore, Brookfield and Simon would join forces on a bid for J.C. Penney, two of the sources said. J.C. Penney shares surged 47% after Reuters reported on the talks, ending the day up 55% to close at 32 cents. Under a plan being discussed with its creditors, J.C. Penney would be split into two companies. One would be a real estate investment trust that would hold some of the company's property and lease it back to J.C. Penney.
The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)NEW DELHI — India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections. ADVERTISEMENT___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK :— U.S. unemployment makes a surprise 13.3% drop amid the pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone away — from world leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their comrades. ___BEIJING — China’s capital is lowering its emergency response level to the second-lowest starting Saturday for the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes as a virus outbreak continues to race through privately run prison facilities for state and federal inmates in Otero County.
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Japan advocate for daughter, others abducted to NKorea dies
Shigeru Yokota died of natural causes before he was able to meet his daughter again, his group said Friday, June 5, 2020. Shigeru Yokota died of natural causes before he was able to meet his daughter again, his group said Friday, June 5, 2020. Japan maintains that the North abducted at least 17 people to train agents in Japanese language and culture to spy on rival South Korea. In 2014, the Yokotas traveled to Mongolia to meet a daughter Megumi gave birth to in North Korea, but Megumi was not there. Japan and North Korea have no diplomatic ties, and efforts to resolve the abductions have since largely stalled.
Surfers honor George Floyd in ‘paddle out’ held around world
“This speaks so much more to people because if you think about black girls surfing in the ocean, people are like, ‘Ha, ha, you don’t surf,’” Sayuri Blondt said. “We don’t just see George Floyd. The event held at beaches around the world was organized by Rhonda Harper, who founded Black Girls Surf to help bring others like herself to the sport. “I have a lot of white surf friends who don’t get it or are so privileged that they don’t have to mourn the loss of a black life. On a beach in Biarritz, France, surfers spelled the word unity with their surfboards.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to close Sunday due to lack of snow
DILLON, Colo. (AP) — The Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Thursday that the mountain will close for the season because of a lack of snow. The Pallavicini chairlift closed Sunday, subsequently closing two runs, Fuller said, adding that only seven runs were open on a 19-inch (48-centimeter) base as of Thursday. There were 20 open runs when the ski area reopened last month. The ski area reopened with safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limiting the number of skiers and snowboarders each day to 600. All 600 spots were filled daily but there was not a system in place to weed out people who already had a reservation for a previous day, Fuller said.
No ‘silver lining’: Trump faces voter backlash amid crises
He later watched with dismay Trump’s hard-line response to the police killing of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed. ADVERTISEMENTLund, who is white, now plans to vote a straight Democratic ticket and rejects any effort by Trump to put a “silver lining” on the nation’s pain. “Even the most die-hard Trump supporters are exhausted.”Trump is leading a nation grappling with unemployment rates not seen since the Great Depression. She said she wasn’t going to support Trump before Floyd’s death but is now considering recruiting new Democratic voters. But back in Wisconsin, a state Trump narrowly carried four years ago, the restaurant worker Lund isn’t so sure.
Turning grief into change, movement targets racial injustice
Formal and impromptu memorials to Floyd over the last several days have stretched from Minneapolis to Paris, Rome and Johannesburg, South Africa. Services were scheduled to culminate in a private burial in the coming days in Texas, where he lived most of his life. Rashad Robinson, president of Color Of Change, said Floyd’s final words breathed new life into a movement that has been building for generations. As a descendant of slaves, he said he’s committed to a new racial justice movement that can spur change in his community and cities around the country. “It’s not just about justice for George Floyd.
Kanye West Protests In Chicago, Donates To Families Of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd
The rapper, a proud Chicago native, was seen at the “Justice for George Floyd/CPD out of CPS” rally on the city’s South Side, though he did not participate in the subsequent march. Kanye West has come out to show his support for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement, appearing at a rally in Chicago on Thursday night. Not only did Kanye West donate $2 million, he also joined protests today in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/bTeFPFNAGzProtests have erupted around the world since Floyd, a Black man, was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes in Minneapolis. West reportedly donated a total of $2 million to support Black-owned businesses in Chicago and to support the families of Floyd, Arbery and Taylor.
Mail ballots from Tuesday’s election push Biden over the top
WASHINGTON (AP) — After primaries and caucuses in 42 states and the District of Columbia, Joe Biden has won the last few delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president as states worked to tally a surge of mail ballots. But a huge increase in vote-by-mail ballots, driven in large part by the coronavirus pandemic, meant election officials were still counting ballots Friday. The process led the AP to allocate 21 delegates to Biden late Friday, after it completed an analysis of votes released by election officials in the three states earlier in the evening. Biden would have wrapped up the Democratic nomination much earlier, if not for the coronavirus pandemic — 15 states, along with Guam and Puerto Rico, postponed their nominating contests due to the outbreak. The agreement allowed Sanders to keep about 300 delegates he would have otherwise forfeited under party rules after suspending his campaign.
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won the last few delegates he needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.
Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters
Attorney General William Barr, center, stands in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Barr’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. They come after the White House and others said repeatedly that the attorney general ordered officers to clear the park. On Friday, Barr told the AP that both he and U.S. Park Police were in agreement on the need to push back the security perimeter. Members of the National Guard were present but didn’t engage with the protesters, Barr said.
D.C. asks National Guard to go home
SEE NEW POSTSD.C. asks National Guard to go home On a day when the governor of Ohio said a state National Guard member was removed from duty in Washington, D.C. after the FBI discovered evidence of the soldier's white supremacist ideology online, the city's mayor asked Ohio to withdraw its guard members. Phil Murphy arguing that the presence of their guard members is "unnecessary and may be counterproductive." Bowser didn't mention the removal of the guard member. DeWine said Friday the soldier was under federal investigation and it appeared likely "he will be permanently removed from the Ohio National Guard." I am calling on Ohio Governor @MikeDeWine to withdraw the @OHNationalGuard from DC.
By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data
In this June 1, 2020, photo President Donald Trump returns to the White House after visiting outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)In this June 1, 2020, photo President Donald Trump returns to the White House after visiting outside St. John's Church in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. )”The president’s premature claim to economic victory reflects an artful relationship with numbers that Trump has long displayed. As he toyed with making a White House run in 2011, Trump said his reluctance to run was due in part to having the “No.
Confederate statue in Mobile, Alabama, moved
SEE NEW POSTSConfederate statue in Mobile, Alabama, moved A statue of a Confederate admiral was removed from public view overnight in Mobile, Alabama, the city's mayor said Friday. The statue of Civl War Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes near the History Museum of Mobile was dedicated in 1900. Mayor Sandy Stimpson did not mention nationwide protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd, but she said moving the monument would help the city heal. On June 4, 2020, I ordered that the statue of Admiral Raphael Semmes be moved from its location at the intersection of Government and Royal streets in downtown Mobile. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv — NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020 Share this -Manhattan D.A.
Mara Gay: This is a moment of pain and pride for black Americans
With protesters of all races and ages taking to the streets across the nation in the wake of the fatal arrest of George Floyd, Mara Gay of The New York Times reacts.
Yamiche Alcindor: Trump has 'never talked about systemic racism'
Yamiche Alcindor, the White House Correspondent for PBS Newshour, joins Ali Velshi to discuss Pres. Trump’s lack of plans to combat systemic racism. Zerlina Maxwell adds that Trump has been implementing “racist policies” since the beginning of his presidency.
Reporters share memorable moments from an historic week in America
MSNBC reporters have spent the past 11 days covering protests across the country and around the clock. Garrett Haake, Shaquille Brewster and Cal Perry share some of the moments that resonated with them: graffiti on a former slave house, asking, "Why do we have to keep telling you black lives matter," a sweatshirt printed when Eric Garner was killed that says, "I can't breathe," and startling comparisons to protests in countries overseas.
Breonna Taylor honored by protesters on her birthday
SEE NEW POSTSConfederate statue in Mobile, Alabama, moved A statue of a Confederate admiral was removed from public view overnight in Mobile, Alabama, the city's mayor said Friday. The statue of Civl War Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes near the History Museum of Mobile was dedicated in 1900. — Mayor Sandy Stimpson (@MayorStimpson) June 5, 2020 Share this -Remembering Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday Protesters photograph a projection of Breonna Taylor on a government building in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 5, 2020. In the last two weeks, New York police officers have repeatedly been accused of abusing protesters, including driving into a crowd and using excessive force to push them back. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv — NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020 Share this -
Black Lives Matter co-founder: Implementing new police policies is key
While several police departments have already made policy changes after the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza tells Ali Velshi more is needed than just reform. After those new policies are passed, she says “ultimately you need people to oversee those reforms and implement them.”
Rep. John Lewis: We cannot give up our fight for racial equality
Revered Civil Rights activist Rep. John Lewis shared a message of hope for those protesting across the nation in the wake of George Floyd's fatal arrest. Alvin Tillery and John Della Volpe join to discuss.
Judge orders Denver police to stop firing tear gas, projectiles at peaceful protesters
SEE NEW POSTSJudge orders Denver police to stop firing tear gas, projectiles at peaceful protesters (1/2) #ALERT #Denver – A federal judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) clarifying #DPD use of non-lethal dispersant devices. District Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday wrote letters to Ohio Gov. Phil Murphy arguing that the presence of their guard members is "unnecessary and may be counterproductive." DeWine said Friday the soldier was under federal investigation and it appeared likely "he will be permanently removed from the Ohio National Guard." The statue of Civl War Rear Admiral Raphael Semmes near the History Museum of Mobile was dedicated in 1900.
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U.S. labor market unexpectedly improves; recovery years awayThe U.S. economy unexpectedly added jobs in May after suffering record losses in the prior month, offering the clearest signal yet that the downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic was probably over, though the road to recovery could be long.
Denver police ordered to stop using less-than-lethal force against protesters
FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators face off with police in riot gear near the Capitol building, to protest Monday's killing of African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., May 28, 2020 in this image obtained from social media. Mayhem Magazine/@MsMayhem_Mag via REUTERSDENVER (Reuters) - A United States District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday to stop using tear gas, plastic bullets and other “less-than-lethal” force such as flash grenades against protesters in the city. The temporary injunction is in response to a local lawsuit filed on Thursday in the Denver District Court by protesters complaining about excessive force used by officers during public demonstrations following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis last month. The death of Houston native George Floyd during his arrest for a non-violent offense has touched off national protests against the use of force by police. Video of Floyd’s arrest show an officer holding his knee on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes.
Buffalo police officers quit unit to protest colleagues' suspension - officials
(Reuters) - All 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo have resigned from that team to protest the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, officials of the northern New York city said on Friday. The video, which has been viewed more than 70 million times, shows the white-haired Gugino approaching a line of officers in riot gear. He falls, a crack is heard and blood trickles from his head, as officers walk by his still body. Local media quoted Buffalo Police Benevolent Association President John Evans as saying the officers were doing their job, and that their colleagues on the response team had resigned from the special unit to protest their treatment. The 57 remain police officers, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood said in a statement.
Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jim BourgA candidate needs at least 1,991 delegates to secure the nomination. Sanders quit the race upon seeing no path to the nomination as the novel coronavirus outbreak made campaigning and outreach difficult. A U.S. senator and then vice president under President Barack Obama, Biden has promised to choose a woman as his running mate, with several black candidates likely in the running.
Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests
Demonstrators march to the Parliament House during a Black Lives Matter protest in Canberra, Australia, June 5, 2020 in this picture grab from a social media video. IAN MCKAY/via REUTERSMore than 5,000 people wearing masks and holding “Black Lives Matter” placards protested peacefully in Brisbane, with heavy police presence, according to ABC News. Inspired by the death of George Floyd - who died in Minneapolis after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes - rallies were also set to take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart. Australians were also using their protests to call for an end of mistreatment of indigenous Australians by police. Protesters vowed to rally even without a permit, with Australian media reporting there were still about 5,000 people expected to attend the Sydney protest.
One-on-one with the separatists
"They wanted to know if anyone supports them, and what will happen in the end." “Donbass” – the eastern Ukrainian region where pro-Russian separatists seem to be increasingly gaining control – had been written on his green helmet in permanent marker. Unrest continued to spiral in Ukraine and the following month separatists declared a “People’s Republic of Donetsk”. I photographed the last of the group, and then I began to show them the pictures on my camera display. They wanted to know if anyone supports them, and what will happen in the end.
Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases, no new deaths
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand on Saturday reported two new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, taking its total confirmed cases to 3,104 infections and 58 deaths since the outbreak began in January. The two cases are men who returned from Russia and Kuwait and are in quarantine, where most of Thailand’s recent cases have been detected, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, an assistant spokeswoman for the government’s COVID-19 Administration Centre. There are 2,971 patients who have recovered.
Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests
Demonstrators march to the Parliament House during a Black Lives Matter protest in Canberra, Australia, June 5, 2020 in this picture grab from a social media video. IAN MCKAY/via REUTERSMore than 5,000 people wearing masks and holding “Black Lives Matter” placards protested peacefully in Brisbane, with heavy police presence, according to ABC News. Inspired by the death of George Floyd - who died in Minneapolis after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes - rallies were also set to take place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart. Australians were also using their protests to call for an end of mistreatment of indigenous Australians by police. Protesters vowed to rally even without a permit, with Australian media reporting there were still about 5,000 people expected to attend the Sydney protest.
Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave Washington area
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to their home bases, a U.S. official told Reuters. While the troops were in the National Capital Region, they were not deployed to Washington and were on standby in case they were needed. On Thursday, the Pentagon ordered about 700 active-duty troops from the 82nd Airborne Division to return to Fort Bragg. The official said a decision was made to send them back because enough National Guard troops had arrived in the city. There are about 5,000 National Guard personnel either in Washington or on their way to assist law enforcement.
After U.S. jobs stunner, traders leave negative rate bets in the rear view
FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Federal Reserve building is set against a blue sky amid the coronavirus pandemic in Washington, U.S., May 1, 2020. The Federal Reserve in March slashed the target range for the federal funds rate that it controls to between zero and 0.25% as part of an emergency response to the coronavirus crisis. Friday’s jobs report overturned this expectation, with the contracts now showing no probability of negative rates over the coming three years. Analysts have said that the Fed is unlikely to adopt negative rates on concerns that it would not be effective and would disrupt the large U.S. money markets. “You’ve seen the expectation for negative interest rates shift pretty quickly over the last bit of time,” said Chuck Tomes, a portfolio managers at Manulife Asset Management in Boston.
Chevron oil cargo tangled in U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Chevron Corp (CVX.N) crude oil cargo has become embroiled in U.S. sanctions on shipping companies for violating restrictions on doing business with Venezuela, the company confirmed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Chevron is seen at the company's office in Caracas, Venezuela April 25, 2018. The tanker is on short-term charter and “performing a voyage that is not related to Venezuela,” Chevron spokesman Ray Fohr said. It put the vessel on a six-month charter a week ago, prior to the sanctions, according to Refinitiv Eikon data. Washington is considering imposing sanctions on dozens of additional foreign oil tankers for trading with Venezuela, a U.S. official confirmed on Friday.
Seize your chance to fight climate change, U.N. envoy Carney tells investors
Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England (BOE) attends a news conference at Bank Of England in London, Britain March 11, 2020. Peter Summers/Pool via REUTERS(Reuters) - Investors have an “enormous” opportunity to finance a shift to a low-carbon future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations envoy Mark Carney said on Friday, launching a new diplomatic campaign to revive delayed climate change talks. With November’s major climate summit postponed until 2021 due to the virus, the British hosts are backing a “Race to Zero” initiative to spur investors, cities and companies, as well as countries, into making bolder pledges to cut emissions. As companies redraw their strategies in the wake of the pandemic, “this creates an enormous strategic opportunity” for investors, Carney told an online event. “You can’t wish away systemic risks and it’s much cheaper to deal with them upfront and mitigate them,” Carney said, speaking alongside British Business Minister Alok Sharma, who is due to preside over the next climate summit in November, 2021.
AstraZeneca blood cancer drug shows signs of helping COVID-19 patients
FILE PHOTO: Small bottles labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationFRANKFURT (Reuters) - AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) cancer drug Calquence has shown initial signs of helping hospitalised COVID-19 patients get through the worst of the disease, as researchers scramble to repurpose existing treatments to help fight the deadly infection. Eight patients were on mechanical ventilation when they were put on Calquence, and four of them could be discharged, though one died of pulmonary embolism. “These patients were in a very unstable situation, they would have had a dire prognosis ... Within one to three days the majority of these patients got better in terms of ventilation and oxygen needs,” Astra’s Baselga told Reuters.
Self-driving sector contends its cars can prevent many more crashes than insurance study says
REUTERS/Jeenah Moon(Reuters) - Companies working on self-driving vehicles have criticized an insurance industry study suggesting that only a third of all U.S. road crashes could be prevented by driverless cars, arguing that the study has underestimated the technology’s capabilities. The study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), released on Thursday analyzed 5,000 U.S. crashes and concluded that likely only those caused by driver perception errors and incapacitation could be prevented by self-driving cars. Government agencies and insurance companies are part of that process, Weast said. “Crashes will never be zero until we have no more human drivers on the road,” he said. “But (self-driving cars) can combine physical laws with behavioral studies and do much more than a human driver.”
Venezuela's Supreme Court says congress failed to name electoral authorities
General view of the Supreme Court building in Caracas, Venezuela May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/FilesCARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government-friendly Supreme Court on Friday said the opposition-held congress had not named rectors to the South American country’s electoral authority in time, a move denounced by the opposition as an attempt to derail election plans. The court declared the National Assembly’s decisions null and void shortly after the opposition won control of the body in late 2015. Most mainstream opposition parties boycotted the presidential election in 2018, due to concerns President Nicolas Maduro had laid the groundwork to rig the vote. The Supreme Court’s ruling, in a case came brought by parties seen as close to the government, complained that the congress had not named the authorities in time.
CEO of Malaysian oil company Petronas to resign after five years - Bernama
Petronas CEO Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin speaks during the opening ceremony of the 20th Asia Oil & Gas Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia June 24, 2019. Bernama said Wan Zulkiflee, who has lead the state-owned firm for five years, will be succeeded by an internal candidate. Wan Zulkiflee, who joined Petronas [PETR.UL] in 1983 as a process engineer, worked his way up through the ranks to CEO, a prime ministerial appointment. Wan Zulkiflee also championed an ambitious $27 billion oil refinery and petrochemical plant joint venture with state-owned Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco located in the southern state of Johor. Petronas is the sole manager of Malaysia’s oil and gas reserves, and a key source of revenue to state coffers.
Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday. Do not touch her!”The cyclist appears to then wrestle papers out of her hand before charging the person shooting the footage with his bike. Police said Brennan had legal representation but Cpt. Jeffrey Coe said he did not know the lawyer’s details. A message left at a number registered to Brennan in suburban Maryland was not immediately returned.
Minneapolis, California move to end police neck restraints
A man raises his fist as he marches in protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria(Reuters) - The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to end use of chokeholds and neck restraints like that used by a white police officer who pressed his knee into the neck of unarmed black man George Floyd on May 25, sparking coast-to-coast protests. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom said he would end state police training in carotid restraints similar to the technique used on Floyd by former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin while three officers stood by and watched as Floyd died after pleading for his life. “At the end of the day the carotid hold is literally designed to stop people’s blood from flowing into their brain,” Newsom said. “That has no place any longer.”Many police departments have ended the use of so-called chokeholds, which put pressure on a detainee’s windpipe, but have still allowed carotid restraints.
Buffalo police officers quit unit to protest colleagues' suspension - officials
(Reuters) - All 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo have resigned from that team to protest the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, officials of the northern New York city said on Friday. The video, which has been viewed more than 70 million times, shows the white-haired Gugino approaching a line of officers in riot gear. He falls, a crack is heard and blood trickles from his head, as officers walk by his still body. Local media quoted Buffalo Police Benevolent Association President John Evans as saying the officers were doing their job, and that their colleagues on the response team had resigned from the special unit to protest their treatment. The 57 remain police officers, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood said in a statement.
Trump suggests governors call in National Guard to 'dominate the streets'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had suggested to some governors to call in the National Guard in the face of mostly peaceful nationwide protests sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody. “I’m suggesting to some of these governors that are too proud ... ‘Don’t be proud. You’ll end up doing much better in the end, calling the National Guard. Call me,’” Trump said in remarks at the White House Rose Garden. “You have to dominate the streets.
Prince William has been secretly volunteering for a mental crisis hotline
(CNN) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, revealed he has secretly been volunteering to assist people struggling with mental health issues during the coronavirus lockdown. The Duke has been volunteering with Shout , the United Kingdom's first 24/7 crisis text line that launched in May 2019. "I'm going to share a little secret with you guys, I'm actually on the platform volunteering," Prince William told Shout team members during the video call that took place last month. Princess Kate has been volunteering herself to help with "check in and chat" calls for those who are self-isolating or vulnerable, Kensington Palace announced. The calls are part of the Royal Voluntary Service's National Health Service Volunteer Responders program, which was set up to support the National Health Service and those vulnerable to Covid-19, according to the announcement.
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Astronomers may have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star
(CNN) Some 3,000 light years away from Earth, researchers believe they have found an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star. The star is known as Kepler-160, and it was observed during NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. Previous observations in the last six years have revealed that Kepler-160 is orbited by two exoplanets, Kepler-160b and Kepler-160c. But these are much bigger than Earth and closely orbit the star, making their surface temperatures very hot and inhospitable to life. Little variations in the time it takes Kepler-160c to orbit the star suggested, however, that there might be a third planet in the system.
The art world is trying to protect artwork amid civil unrest and support community unity
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are both home to Pablo Picasso's paintings and other priceless collections. Lamonaca is the associate gallery director and chief curator at the Bard Graduate Center in New York and the president of the board of trustees for the Association of Art Museum Curators. Layne, founding director of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, is one of the security experts working with cultural institutions across the country whose leaders are trying to protect their priceless but currently empty institutions. Debate over controversial cultural installationsControversial cultural installations in museums and public spaces have been at the center of debate in recent years. Wheeler cautions against the hasty removal of public installations and monuments as politicians have done in some cities.
Live updates: George Floyd protests across the US
On June 5, 1968, US presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy gave his final speech -- about institutional and anti-black violence -- before he was assassinated. We need to redirect the funds to community-based programs and housing, education and healthcare, and mental healthcare," Kennedy said. To stop this anti-black violence that's been here since the start." Kennedy said that while this is a time of "profound pain and sadness," it was also a moment to harness. There's going to be a time when protesters are going to get off the streets and people will go back to their lives," she said.
North Korea threatens to shut liaison office with South
North Korea threatened to permanently shut a liaison office with South Korea as it continued to condemn its rival for failing to prevent activists from sending anti-North Korean leaflets across the border. Desperate to keep alive a faltering diplomacy with North Korea, South Korea in response said it would push new laws to ban activists from flying leaflets by balloon to the North, which triggered a debate over freedom of speech. Sending balloons across the border has been a common activist tactic for years, but North Korea considers it an attack on its government. It combined South Korean capital and technology with cheap North Korean labor. Seoul's previous conservative government shut it down in 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test, removing a crucial cash source for North Korea's struggling economy.
De Blasio can no longer 'hide behind' his black wife, children, NYC official says
“This is me talking, like, you can no longer hide behind your black wife and children, not anymore,” Williams said during a press conference live-streamed on Facebook Friday. DE BLASIO CLAIMS SPIKE IN COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS NOT LINKED TO MASSIVE PROTESTSA spokeswoman for the mayor did not immediately return a request for comment. De Blasio’s wife, first lady Chirlane McCray, is black, and they share two biracial children, Dante, 23 and Chiara, 25. Williams’ rebuke comes a day after de Blasio was booed off the stage at a George Floyd memorial in Brooklyn. I guess it’s good to show up at a George Floyd memorial, but where’s your plan?” Williams asked.
Bill Maher: 'Reckless' lockdowns helped fuel riots, could lead to 'blood in the streets' after election
"Real Time" host Bill Maher offered a dire warning that violence will ensue regardless of who wins the November election. During a panel discussion that aired Friday night, Maher suggested that the "reckless" lockdowns mandated in response to the coronavirus outbreak helped fuel the riots following the death of George Floyd. "I wonder what America will look like, what police departments look like if they have to fight this all the time." Maher pointed to the "100,000 small businesses" that have been lost as a result of the shutdowns, many of them "disproportionately" black-owned. "I mean, if Trump wins, I can't imagine the kind of demonstrations we saw the last week not repeating themselves.
Bicyclist recorded attacking teen over George Floyd posters arrested
A 60-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection to the viral video of a steaming-mad, spandex-clad cyclist assaulting a teenager as she posts George Floyd flyers. “F–k you,” Brennan allegedly responds, before clomping in his cleated bicycle shoes toward the man who is filming. Brennen then pushed his bicycle into the man, causing him to fall, the Montgomery County division of Park Police said. The trio, who ranged in age from 17 to 19, were posting flying calling for community action over the death of George Floyd. Cops first contacted Brennan and his legal counsel earlier Friday and they agreed to allow police to search his home.
Protester single-handedly negotiates post-curfew truce with the NYPD
A savvy Brooklyn dad starred as a one-man negotiating team between hundreds of fellow protesters and a row of dozens of NYPD officers in Park Slope on Friday night — singlehandedly ending a tense, post-curfew standoff. “They kept their men in check,” Randy Williams, 38, said after the remarkable detente he struck by approaching an NYPD captain as he and fellow protesters massed near Grand Army Plaza. “For the first time in a very long time the police and the community came together,” Williams told The Post. The father-of-four and the captain struck an agreement: the protesters would remain non-violent if the police did so as well. I told him we stayed in check, we stayed non-violent and last night he didn’t keep his officers in check.
MLB plan for 82-game season looks very unlikely now
Instead, it represents the latest exchange of rancor between the players and owners concerning the ultra-tense negotiations to reopen this season. The fundamental disagreement between the two sides involves the players’ willingness (or lack thereof) to work for less than their prorated pay. MLB proposed an 82-game regular season with a sliding scale for players by which the top-paid performers would receive the biggest haircuts. A season of about 50 games while paying players their prorated income would be financially viable, MLB has contended. Aside from the dollars, running the regular season through October wouldn’t work because, Halem explained, “We are uncomfortable from a public health perspective extending the regular season into October.
Giants not actively looking to replace DeAndre Baker
Before DeAndre Baker could enter a not guilty plea, Giants fans everywhere were asking the same question: Which free-agent cornerback could be signed to take Baker’s place in the starting lineup? The Giants are not actively shopping or even signaling contingent interest at the top of the cornerback market, multiple league sources told The Post. The Giants have $16.6 million in cap space, according to the NFL Players Association, but nearly $11 million is on ice for nine unsigned draft picks and tendered free agent Markus Golden. Baker was told to stay away from the team’s virtual offseason program until the legal process is sorted out. Friday’s schedule was a team meeting solely focused on the racial justice protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Raiders reveal 85-foot Al Davis torch in new Las Vegas stadium
Al Davis’ legacy will live on in Las Vegas. “You haven’t seen anything like it anyplace else,” Allegiant Stadium COO Don Webb said. Davis first joined the Raiders as head coach in 1963, ascended to general manager three years later and became Oakland’s principal owner in 1972. Remaining in charge of on-field personnel decisions, Davis built one of the best franchises in the NFL, collecting three Super Bowl rings. The renegade owner, who constantly fought the NFL and commissioner Pete Rozelle, moved the Raiders to Los Angeles in 1982, then returned the team to Oakland in 1995.
Kirk Ferentz responds as former players cite 'racial disparities' in Iowa football program
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has responded with a statement to dozens of black former players who have used social media to point out racial discrimination in the Hawkeyes' football program. “I am saddened to hear these comments from some of our former players,” the 22nd-year Iowa coach said. Ekakitie pointed blame specifically at Chris Doyle, the 21st-year Ferentz assistant and the highest-paid strength and conditioning coach in college football. “Coach Ferentz is one of the reasons I committed to Iowa as a high school senior. Former linebacker Aaron Mends had some thoughtful and powerful words:Amani Hooker, the 2018 Big Ten defensive back of the year, said it was difficult for black players to be themselves.
Creek work halted at China’s Erhai Lake in win for environmentalists
A boy sits beside one of the creeks that was turned into a construction site as part of a project to improve water quality. Photo: Handout
Seoul distributes foreign-language guidelines on food waste disposal
(Yonhap)Seoul's municipal government said Saturday it has translated its guidelines on separate disposal of food waste into 10 foreign languages for distribution to foreigners living in the capital. In Seoul and elsewhere in South Korea, residents are required to separate food trash for recycling as animal feed or compost. The Seoul government said the foreign language guidance will be distributed to foreign residents through public offices and institutions. "The guidelines for the separation of food waste differ slightly among the city's autonomous districts, causing confusion to citizens. Foreigners, in particular, have had difficulties in disposing food waste due to language problems," said a government official.
China’s street vendors can help ease unemployment, but can they fend off the city guardians?
Women buy steamed buns from a street vendor in the old town of Luoyang, Henan province. Photo: Reuters
Bending the knee to China will ensure that all sides lose
Neither HSBC nor Standard Chartered are, nor should be, under the same pressure. Unlike mainland businesses, they don’t have Communist officials as political officers throughout the company. They trade internationally so although China is hugely important to them, they have other clients to consider. Every time countries have failed to stand up to Beijing’s rule-breaking, market manipulation and dumping, the cost of action has risen. If we fail, it won’t just be the reputations of Standard Chartered and HSBC that suffer.
Selective retaliation is needed to keep European predators at bay
Industrial strategies have a nasty habit of coming unstuck, with lots of money thrown at “grand projects” that have no real prospect of success. How should we make sure we protect our own economy from a competitive onslaught from the other side of the English Channel? First, forget about trying to reach a free trade deal with the EU. Right now, the rest of Europe is clearly not interested in “free trade”, and it certainly wants to keep the playing field with its neighbours as unlevel as it possibly can. Where possible, we should limit access to the UK market for companies that are backed by foreign governments.
Worcester high schooler charged with having Molotov cocktails ordered house arrest
The Worcester teen charged with having Molotov cocktails during a protest and described by feds as a “danger to the community” was ordered to go on house arrest during a detention hearing on Friday. Eovacious was federally charged following a protest for the justice of George Floyd on Monday when Worcester Police officers noticed him pacing on the roof of Pennywise Market, “armed with several Molotov cocktails,” police wrote in a press release. Federal officials said officers found the makings of three Molotov cocktails in a satchel Eovacious was carrying, and he also allegedly yelled at the crowd of protesters to kill police. Hennessy said if Eovacious violates his house arrest, he will be detained. Under Hennessy’s terms, Eovacious cannot look for work and must receive the necessary mental health treatment and medication.
Asia Today: Most of 51 new SKorea cases linked to door sales
In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:— ANOTHER SPIKE IN INDIA: India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections. The Health Ministry reported 9,887 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to 236,657. — BEIJING LOWERS EMERGENCY: China’s capital is lowering its emergency response level to the second-lowest starting Saturday for the coronavirus pandemic. Beijing has reported no new cases of local transmission in at least 50 days and as many as 90 days in some districts. China on Saturday reported three new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, all brought from outside the country.
Morning roundup: Penske wants full fans at Indy 500, ready for IndyCar opener
But as the new owner of the IndyCar Series, he has also relinquished his role as a strategist for Team Penske to avoid conflicts of interest. Its first event, a doubleheader between NASCAR and IndyCar Series, will run July 4 weekend without spectators. In making that decision earlier this week, Penske said it moves the speedway closer “to execute with full fans” for the Indy 500. “We really wanted to go forward with fans but it wasn't realistic,” Penske said. “If we had fans and had any problems, that would absolutely close the door on for us for the 500.”
Re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal aims at US Gulf coast
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A re-energized Tropical Storm Cristobal is swirling in the southern Gulf of Mexico on a path expected to take it to the U.S. Gulf Coast along with the heavy rains that already caused flooding and mudslides in Mexico and Central America. After weakening to a tropical depression while moving over land in Mexico's Gulf coast, Cristobal headed back into the southern Gulf from the Yucatan Peninsula on Friday and powered back up into a tropical storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Cristobal's maximum sustained winds had strengthened to 45 mph (75 kph) by late Friday and it was moving north at 14 mph (22 kph). The storm was centered about 440 miles (705 kilometers) south of the mouth of the Mississippi River. Cristobal was forecast to pass through the central Gulf on Saturday and close in on the U.S. coast by Sunday night, gaining some more strength but not growing into a hurricane.
LETTER: Protesters allowed to run wild
Demonstrators vent to police in riot gear as they protest the death of George Floyd. Steve Sisolak has not ordered the arrest of the protesters even though they are not social distancing — although most, but not all, are wearing masks. Yet the governor tells me I still cannot go to church, even when I wear a mask and practice social distancing. So the governor is saying that protesters can do anything they want, and they will be left alone. But he is going to arrest us old people wearing masks and social distancing who just want to go pray to God.
LETTER: Rodney King and George Floyd
Burning down your neighborhood didn’t help then and won’t now. A person jumps on a burning police vehicle in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Chiu)On March 3, 1991, the Rodney King beating sparked nationwide rioting. In Historic West Side Las Vegas, outraged locals vandalized the neighborhood grocery store at Owens and 8th Street. Peaceful protest epitomized by Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. is far braver and forthright an endeavor than the course followed by anarchists in masks.
LETTER: Democrat and media hatred for Donald Trump shines through
President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)I heard Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto disparage President Donald Trump for having the Park Police tear gas peaceful protesters at LaFayette Square. Nancy Pelosi chimed in along with Chuck Schumer, The New York Times and NPR — you know, the company that my taxes pay for. Park Police now report that no tear gas was used and the peaceful protesters were pushed back because they were throwing bottles and rocks at the peacekeepers. In fact, the Park Police were totally unaware that the president would be in the area.
Don’t Shoot PDX, others sue Portland to end use of tear gas
Two individuals and the nonprofit Don’t Shoot Portland filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Portland over police use of tear gas against protesters over the past week. Plaintiffs Nicholas Roberts and Michelle “Misha” Belden were both caught in tear gas during protests in downtown Portland, according to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs are also seeking a temporary restraining order to immediately stop Portland police from using tear gas in the city. There’s no such thing as a good or bad protestor when tear gas is flying.”City Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Jo Ann Hardesty and the ACLU of Oregon have also called on police to stop using tear gas. Earlier today, Seattle banned the use of tear gas for 30 days.
LETTER: Minneapolis mayor didn’t do himself proud
Tolerated violence and took the cowardly way out. A man looks on as a bank burns after a protest over the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey ordered his police officers to abandon the 3rd precinct police building when a large, unruly crowd appeared. The crowd immediately set fire to the building, watched it burn, yelled obscenities and took delight in defeating the police. The mayor took the cowardly way out.
Protesters march along US 441 in Hollywood in remembrance of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd
On what would have been her 27th birthday, protesters in South Florida took to the streets to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, an EMT nurse who was killed by police in Louisville, Ky., on March 13 after officers broke into her apartment and opened fire on her and her boyfriend, who had been asleep.
EDITORIAL: Families need clarity on reopening schools sooner rather than later
Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoIt might be easier for parents to enjoy summer break if they knew it was ending. Steve Sisolak closed schools throughout the state in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Sisolak and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert must scrutinize the facts about the risks and rewards ofreopening Nevada schools. At some point soon, they need to take what others have learned and come to a decision. By the end of June, they need to tell families when students will be returning to classrooms.
Post-Gazette reporters denounce black colleague’s removal from protest coverage
A black reporter from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says she was removed from covering the city’s protests over the death of George Floyd because of a tweet, and now dozens of her colleagues, fellow journalists, her union and even the city’s mayor are speaking out in support of her.
Dallas PD chief, officers join 8th day of protests
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Protesters take to the streets of downtown Phoenix
Protesters take to the streets of downtown PhoenixFor the ninth straight day, protests took place in downtown Phoenix and across the Valley in connection with the deaths of George Floyd, Dion Johnson and other black men and women by police. Arizona Republic
Emeryville police announce temporary road closures ‘to deter criminal activity’
Bay City News ServiceEMERYVILLE — Emeryville police announced temporary road closures in effect for Friday night “to deter criminal activity.”Closures will be on southbound Christie Avenue at Powell Street, southbound Shellmound Street at Shellmound Way, and westbound 40th Street at Horton Street. “There will be an increased police presence in Emeryville to deter criminal activity,” Police Chief Jennifer Tejada said in an announcement. The city’s commercial areas were hit by looting and vandalism during protests last weekend over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
Northeastern to offer students in person, online options in fall
Northeastern University will let students choose between coming to class or participating online as it reopens its campus in the fall, administrators said Friday, joining a number of Boston-area universities that are offering flexible options to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. A program called NUflex will allow students on campus and those living elsewhere to participate in classes in person or through video, audio, or instant messaging, according to a message to university community from Chancellor Kenneth W. Henderson and Provost David Madigan. The classes also will be recorded so that students can watch them later, Henderson and Madigan said.
Tacoma mayor calls for police officers involved in death of black man to be fired
Protests are drawing new attention to the death of a black man in Tacoma, Washington, caught on camera three months ago. Manuel Ellis died from oxygen deprivation after police physically restrained him. Ellis was heard on a police scanner saying, "I can't breathe." Ellis' family wants the officers to be arrested. Carter Evans reports on the investigation and the video that shows the confrontation.
Police arrested in Mexico after riots over man's death
The arrests follow riots in the state capital Guadalajara after protesters had gathered to demand justice over Lopez's death. At least 28 people were arrested after protesters set police vehicles alight and attacked the headquarters of the state government. Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador mourned the death of the construction worker on Friday and said his government condemned "authoritarian actions." The president urged Mexico's national human rights commission to join the investigations into Lopez's death. Amnesty International on Friday condemned the incident and said Lopez's "death in police custody is a serious symptom of the misuse of force used by the authorities and the widespread use of torture."
Republicans used to praise Jim Mattis. Then he crossed Trump.
Some Senate Republicans who had previously touted former defense secretary Jim Mattis have since changed their tune after Mattis spoke out against President Trump.
Bradley Beal thanks D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for new Black Lives Matter Plaza, matching mural on 16th street
Washingon, D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser had "Black Lives Matter" painted Friday on a street that leads up to the White House, an effort to honor those who have peacefully protested throughout the week following the death of George Floyd. CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE WIZARDS TALK PODCASTBowser posted a video to her own Instagram account on Friday, officially naming that section of 16th street 'Black Lives Matter Plaza.' Earlier this week, the Wizards released a strong, unified statement on social media condemning social injustice, racism and police brutality. "Brad [Beal] started off with, like, this is what he was going to post, so we all agreed to it. MORE WIZARDS NEWS:Bradley Beal thanks D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for new Black Lives Matter Plaza, matching mural on 16th street originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Man who charged protesters with ‘wolverine’ knife claw arrested for attempted murder
A man who allegedly charged peaceful protesters in Queens, New York, with a “wolverine” knife claw has been arrested on a number of charges the incident including attempted murder after surrendering to authorities, officials have said. Frank Cavalluzzi, 54, surrendered to authorities after he was seen in video allegedly intimidating protesters wearing a glove with four long, serrated-edged blades, the Queen’s district attorney office said. Outrage over Floyd’s death has spiralled in the last week, with violent protests and demonstrations breaking out in all 50 US states. Mr Cavalluzzi then got back into his vehicle and nearly ran over the demonstrators by driving on the sidewalk, the release said. The 54-year-old turned himself in on Thursday and was arraigned on a number of charges including second-degree attempted murder, multiple degrees of attempted assault, reckless endangerment.
Learn to Cook Online: A Guide to the Best Classes at Every Level
IN THE SEVENTH week of quarantine in Northern Italy, chef Massimo Bottura showed his social media followers how to melt leftover Easter candy into chocolate mousse. In Los Angeles several days later, David Chang taught viewers how to make ricotta—in case they were (like him) sheltering in place with bagels but no cream cheese. Meanwhile, Maya-Camille Broussard of Justice of the Pies bakery in Chicago has been testing recipes on Instagram Live. And Alice Waters has teamed up with her daughter on cooking demos live-streamed from her green-tiled Bay Area kitchen.
Downsizing Empty-Nesters Get the English Cottage of Their Dreams
WHEN interior designer Jean Stoffer and her husband became empty-nesters, they realized it was time to downsize. The couple had raised four children in an 1891 Victorian home in the Chicago area, a 4,500 square-foot, six-bedroom affair, crammed with fussiness typical of the style: “Lots of heavy millwork, complicated crown molding and ornate trim around the windows and doors,” said Ms. Stoffer, all made possible by the Victorian era’s wood-turning machinery. The next chapter in their domestic life is a smaller house in Grand...
Why America Is Rediscovering the Social Front Yard
WE ALWAYS knew humans were social creatures, but not until Covid-19 placed us all under house arrest did it become markedly apparent how much we require even trivial chatter and brief connection. Lately, by 5 p.m., my usually quiescent hillside street in Silver Lake, on the east side of Los Angeles, is crackling with multigenerational banter and dogs. Lounge chairs have sprouted up in yards and driveways like propagating agave, and many of us have migrated from the penetralia of our backyards to porches and lawns.
Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei Takes Off the Gloves in Fight Against U.S.
Huawei Technologies Co. founder Ren Zhengfei was preparing to gather his top executives in Argentina in December 2018 to discuss a sweeping reorganization of the Chinese technology giant when he learned his daughter had been detained during a stopover in Vancouver. Meng Wanzhou, who also serves as the company’s chief financial officer, was wanted by the U.S. for allegedly helping Huawei dodge sanctions on Iran. She urged her father to call off his trip.
When Violence Erupted, One Mayor Found All the Right Words
On the evening of May 29, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms received word that a protest in her city over the death of George Floyd had taken a violent turn. By 9:30 p.m., the mayhem was in full flower. Looters and arsonists roamed the streets while an angry mob smashed windows at the CNN building. The mayor made her way to police headquarters. She told her staff to convene a press conference.
Forced to Leave China—and My Family
“Tell Lingling to quit. What’s so good about the United States these days?”That’s what I overheard a family friend tell my mother in late March, as I was packing nearly a decade of my life in Beijing into boxes marked “keep,” “donate” and “toss.” The friend knew I had been expelled from my homeland, along with other journalists from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Only U.S. reporters were targeted. As a naturalized American citizen, I was one of them.
'A Coward And A Commander': Attack On Trump By Jim Mattis Stars In Lacerating GOP Ad
The Never Trumper Republicans of The Lincoln Project have mobilized former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s scathing broadside against the president in their latest attack on Donald Trump. “This is the story of a coward and a commander,” begins the ad released Friday. Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway, who’s married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, piled on with another attack on Trump in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday. The president has failed miserably at handling the first serious challenges of his presidency: COVID-19 and the racial justice protests, Conway charged. “Trump’s behavior is conscienceless, showing utter disregard for the safety of others, consistent irresponsibility, callousness, cynicism and disrespect of other human beings,” George Conway concluded.
Terrain Shifts Under Presidential Race
The landscape of the presidential campaign has shifted dramatically in a matter of days, scrambling the issue agenda and making predictions of voter attitudes by November even more difficult. And the campaigns, of President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, couldn’t have responded to the new moment more differently. A political season...
The New Recipe for Restaurant Survival? Become the Next Domino’s.
Amid the ruins of America’s food and beverage industry, there are a handful of green shoots. While many of their peers closed shop as soon as shelter-in-place orders went into effect, some restaurant owners enlisted their staff, their accountants, the tech support at cloud-based restaurant management startups, and the salespeople at delivery platforms like Uber Eats and DoorDash, to figure out how to pivot successfully to delivery and takeout. It hasn’t been easy, and the challenges just keep coming.
Will nationwide protests cause spikes in coronavirus cases?
Virus expert Dr. Michael Osterholm reacts to the nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's fatal arrest and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Buffalo mayor addresses horrific video of police shoving protester
Mayor Byron Brown of Buffalo, New York, talks with Rachel Maddow about the shocking video of Buffalo police pushing a 75-year-old protester to the ground, sending him to the hospital bleeding from the head.
Biden: 'Despicable' for Trump to say it's a 'great day' for George Floyd
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reacted to Trump invoking George Floyd during a White House event on the economy as the president continues to face blistering criticism for his response to nationwide civil unrest.
Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over
(Reuters) - Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 17/1/17 - Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and fiance of Serena WIlliams of the U.S. , is seen during her Women's singles first round match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic. Earlier in the week, former CEO Ellen Pao criticized Reddit when Huffman wrote a letter to employees in response to the protests. She tweeted that Reddit should have shutdown the forum rather than amplifying “hate, racism, and violence”. Several Republican lawmakers wrote to Huffman last week criticizing what they called his censorship of the r/The_Donald.
Vatican arrests Italian in investigation of London real estate deal
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Vatican police on Friday arrested Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman who was part of a controversial deal in which the Vatican used Church money to purchase a luxury building in London as an investment. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS/File PhotoTorzi, who was arrested after questioning by Vatican magistrates, was accused of extortion, embezzlement, aggravated fraud and money laundering, the Vatican press office said in a statement. Torzi was the Vatican’s fiduciary for the deal, in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State purchased a building in London’s Chelsea district several years ago for $200 million. Most of those arrested and held in the past have been either Vatican citizens or Italian employees of the tiny city-state. Pope Francis and other Vatican officials have defended using Church money for real estate investments as long as they are ethical.
Venezuela's Supreme Court says congress failed to name electoral authorities
REUTERS/Marco BelloCARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s government-friendly Supreme Court on Friday said the opposition-held congress had not named rectors to the South American country’s electoral authority in time, a move denounced by the opposition as an attempt to derail election plans. The court declared the National Assembly’s decisions null and void shortly after the opposition won control of the body in late 2015. Most mainstream opposition parties boycotted the presidential election in 2018, due to concerns President Nicolas Maduro had laid the groundwork to rig the vote. The Supreme Court’s ruling, in a case came brought by parties seen as close to the government, complained that the congress had not named the authorities in time. “Today’s events obstruct the designation of the CNE,” said Juan Pablo Guanipa, an opposition lawmaker and vice president of the National Assembly, using the Spanish abbreviation for the National Electoral Council.
Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 407 to 183,678: RKI
FILE PHOTO: People enjoy the day at the Warnemuende beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Warnemuende, Germany, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Annegret HilseBERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 407 to 183,678, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday. The reported death toll rose by 33 to 8,646, the tally showed.
China warns against travel to Australia, citing discrimination
(Reuters) - China on Friday advised the public to avoid travelling to Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence in connection with the novel coronavirus pandemic. China earlier issued a warning to tourists travelling to the United States after some said they were mistreated in connection with the outbreak. Australia’s relations with China, its most important trading partner, have deteriorated in recent years amid accusations that China is meddling in Australia’s affairs. Australia, a popular destination for tourists and students from China, also fears China is seeking undue influence in the Pacific region. Last month, China imposed tariff on imports of Australian barley and blocked beef imports from several Australian sources.
Biden formally clinches U.S. Democratic nomination - reports
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware, U.S., June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, media reported, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election. The Associated Press and CBS News both projected that Biden passed the 1,991 delegates he needs to be chosen as nominee at the party’s national convention, with contests still to come in eight states and three U.S. territories. Biden won the delegates after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries on Tuesday. “It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded — and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party,” Biden said in a statement.
U.S. appeals court blocks White House from suspending reporter's press pass
(Reuters) - The White House unlawfully suspended the press credentials of a reporter who got in an argument with a supporter of President Donald Trump at a public event, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the Trump administration from punishing Brian Karem, who writes about the White House for Playboy Magazine. The appeals court said a one-month suspension of Karem’s security credentials likely violated his due process rights under the U.S. Constitution. “Karem is likely to succeed on his due process claim because, on this record, he lacked fair notice that the White House might punish his purportedly unprofessional conduct by suspending his hard pass,” the ruling stated. The Justice Department, which argued for the Trump administration, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
See Drew Brees' message to Trump about police violence
In a message to President Donald Trump, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees stood by his apology for previously stating that he would "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country" during an interview with Yahoo Finance
Photos from protests around the nation following the death of George Floyd
A national pushback against police violence and law enforcement excess continued Friday, as Minneapolis voted to ban chokeholds, National Guardsmen deployed in the nation’s capital were ordered to disarm, and protests following the death of George Floyd stretched into an 11th day. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) ended nightly curfews for Minneapolis and St. Paul, the epicenter of the protests over the killing of George Floyd, which had been in place for a week. The decision follows similar moves in other places where curfews have ended, including Washington, L.A. County and pockets of Southern California, along with much of the Bay Area.
Joe Biden Earns Enough Delegates for Democratic Nomination
Joe Biden has officially earned enough Democratic Party delegates to win the nomination at the August convention in Milwaukee. The milestone is largely symbolic, given that all of Mr. Biden’s competitors in the Democratic primary have dropped out of the race. The former vice president for months has operated as the presumptive nominee.
Video: Looters in $350,000 Rolls-Royce rob other looters of the loot they just stole
New York City looters in a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Cullinan were caught on video pulling and robbing other looters of the loot they had just stole. Video:? It appears to be the same black Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV caught on video days ago when its occupants were looting a store. The ultra-luxury SUV has a starting price of $333,000, but its price-as-delivered regularly stretches far beyond the $350,000 mark.
Former state lawmaker Doris Goodale dies at age 71
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014, file photo, Arizona state Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, gets a standing ovation while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives prior to Gov. Jan Brewer's State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. She had suffered a stroke the previous year. Goodale, a former member of the Arizona House who was one of a handful of Republican lawmakers who joined with minority Democrats in 2013 to back former Gov. Jan Brewer’s Medicaid expansion plan, died Friday, June 5, 2020.
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Mother leads protest for Derrick Scott OllieVickey Scott led a protest Friday evening in memory of her son Derrick Scott Ollie who died over a year ago near the same area of SE 44 and High Avenue.
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Bentley to cut 1K U.K. jobs in recovery plan after virusBentley plans to slash as many as 1,000 jobs in the U.K., about a quarter of its workforce, to cut costs and contain the fallout of the virusAutos
Semi on its side closes Northbound I-71 at Lytle Tunnel
CLOSENorthbound I-71 is closed at the Lytle Tunnel after a semi flipped on its side Friday night inside the tunnel. Breaking news logo (Photo: File art)Officials say the tunnel will remain closed until 4 a.m. Saturday, and encourage using I-75 to the Norwood Lateral as a detour. NB I71 at the Lytle Tunnel will remain closed until 4am due to a flipped semi. #slowdownpic.twitter.com/FfxJ9DaQRu — Cincinnati Police Department (@CincyPD) June 6, 2020Incident Type: CrashLocation: IR-71 northbound, between US-50 and THIRD ST, near mile marker . Description: There is currently a crash on Northbound I-71 in the Lytle Tunnel.
Five-year-old boy reported missing in Deerfield Township found in retention pond
CLOSEWARREN COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A five-year-old boy reported missing in Deerfield Township Friday evening was later found in a pond, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were called to a residence in the 7800 block of Birchwood Court around 7 p.m. for the report of a missing autistic child, the sheriff’s office says. Deputies and fire units searched the area and eventually located the boy in a retention pond, according to deputies. The investigation is ongoing, the sheriff’s office says. This report was provided by Enquirer media partner Fox19.
Cupich: Chicago-area Catholic schools to include George Floyd death, fallout in fall curriculum
Churches have to be certified by the archdiocese before they can reopen. The archdiocese established a team to ensure each parish meets the safety guidelines, including online training, having personal protective equipment, and having markers inside the churches signifying 6-foot social distance guidelines, before they are allowed to reopen. Churches cannot reopen unless they’re first certified by the archdiocese’s safety team.
AP: Joe Biden formally clinches Democratic nomination, setting up challenge to President Trump amid pandemic, economic collapse and unrest
The country faces the worst rate of unemployment since the Great Depression. And civil unrest that harkens back to the 1960s has erupted in dozens of cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died when a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air.
In spite of rain, protesters march for George Floyd; massive Philadelphia march planned for Saturday
“To our black communities here at home and around the country, we hear you, we are listening to you, and we feel the pain you share with us,” said Kenney. “We recognize the long history of institutional racism that has brought us to this moment. It is the reason peaceful protesters take to the street, and we stand with them 100%.”
Joe Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination, setting up election challenge to Trump
The former vice president has sought, since announcing his candidacy, to cast the election as a battle “for the soul of the nation," and promised to restore order and dignity to the White House while rehabilitating the U.S. image on the world stage. Such an approach, though, necessarily focuses on being more of an alternative to Trump than offering radically new political ideas. And that further underscores Biden’s difficult task of trying to unite his party’s base while appealing to voters from far beyond it.
Police seek suspect in Humboldt Park shooting
Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened last month in Humboldt Park on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was shot in the thigh just before 9 a.m. May 25 in the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago police said at the time. Investigators are looking for a male suspect who is 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall with a medium build, police said. He has a “well-manicured” mustache and beard and was wearing a black t-shirt and black cap. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Washington Mayor Renames Street Near White House 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on June 5 that a section of 16th Street near the White House had been renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza.’Mayor Bowser, a Democrat, also unveiled a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural painted onto 16th Street. Local artist Rose Jaffe said she and others joined city work crews to paint the slogan, starting around 4 am, the Washington Post reported. Credit: Mayor Muriel Bowser via Storyful
Peaceful protest unites diverse crowd from Long Beach
Hundreds of people of all ages and races rallied together for a peaceful protest just days after rioting and looting disrupted the streets of Long Beach.
More protests in NYC day after 270 arrested for defying curfew
More protests over the death of George Floyd are being held in New York City Friday, one day after at least 270 people were arrested when protests extended past the 8 p.m. curfew.
Sen. Graham on state of US law enforcement, Mattis op-ed on Trump, Rosenstein testimony
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham joins 'Fox & Friends' to discuss the view of law enforcement in America, Gen. James Mattis' critical op-ed of President Trump and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's testimony on the Russia probe.
French police fire tear gas at anti-racism demo in Lille
Some of the Lille protesters on Thursday (AFP Photo/DENIS CHARLET)Lille (France) (AFP) - French police fired tear gas to disperse around 2,000 demonstrators protesting against racism and police brutality in the northern city of Lille on Thursday. The marchers also brandished placards, some in English, bearing slogans now familiar in the US protests: "Black lives matter", "I can't breathe," and "Stop police violence". The mainly young crowd in Lille marched to the city centre, also calling for "justice for Adama". Adama Traore was a young black man killed in French police custody in 2016. On Thursday police in Lille fired tear gas to disperse the protesters but flashpoint incidents continued as night fell.
Kansas protester who didn’t wear mask infected with COVID-19
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Health officials are asking everyone who attended a Lawrence protest over the death of George Floyd to monitor for symptoms of the coronavirus after one of the participants tested positive. The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in a news release Friday that the infected person didn’t wear a mask while attending Sunday’s protest, which attracted thousands of people to the downtown. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the person’s sample was taken on Thursday, and health officials were notified of the positive test Friday. The patient disclosed during the contact tracing and disease-investigation process that he was not wearing a mask. ADVERTISEMENT“Similar to what we would ask anyone who goes out in public right now, we are asking anyone who attended the recent protest to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate if they become sick as well as call their healthcare provider for next steps,” Sonia Jordan, informatics director, said in the release.
Joe Biden Earns Enough Delegates for Democratic Nomination
Joe Biden has officially earned enough Democratic Party delegates to win the nomination at the August convention in Milwaukee. The milestone is largely symbolic, given that all of Mr. Biden’s competitors in the Democratic primary have dropped out of the race. The former vice president for months has operated as the presumptive nominee.
Fearing violence, France bans George Floyd protests at U.S. Embassy, Eiffel Tower
PARIS (Reuters) - French police banned demonstrations planned outside the U.S. Embassy and on the lawns near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye on Wednesday dismissed comparisons between police violence in France and the United States, saying there was no systemic state violence in France and that incidents were fully investigated and punished. Saturday’s planned protests were billed on social media as demonstrations against police violence, the Paris police said in a statement. It added that this raised fears of social disorder as had been the case at the Traore protests, where police clashed with demonstrators. The government has always rejected the term “police violence” despite repeated criticism from human rights organisations.
Biden clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Because all of his opponents had dropped out, Biden was already considered his party’s presumptive nominee. Every major Democratic super PAC has already lined up behind Biden, as well. Biden still cannot use general election funds until he is formally named the nominee at the August convention in Milwaukee. At the end of April, the Trump campaign said its collective reelection efforts had $255 million in cash on hand. Public campaign finance filings showed Biden and the DNC had about $97.5 million in cash on hand.
British PM offers to accept EU tariffs on some goods to win trade deal - Daily Mail
Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street via REUTERS(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods in an attempt to win a trade deal and break the deadlock in talks with the EU, the Daily Mail reported. According to the offer, the UK would accept tariffs on a small number of goods in return for the European Union dropping its demand that Britain continue to follow EU rules. A threat made earlier to walk away from trade talks this month if no progress were made has been relaxed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Mail said. The idea of imposing tariffs was not immediately welcomed by Brussels, according to the Daily Mail. Their relationship is now governed by a transition arrangement that keeps previous rules in place while they negotiate new terms.
California says film and TV production can resume as early as June 12
FILE PHOTO: Morning sun rise on the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mike BlakeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film and TV cameras can start rolling in California as soon as June 12, state officials said on Friday as they approved new guidelines to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus on sets. Producers will need approval from local health officials to restart filming, according to a statement from the California Department of Health. To return to work, productions must follow the task force guidelines and also receive clearance from county health officials, the state health department said. County authorities should consider local coronavirus infection rates, preparedness for a surge in cases, testing capability and other data before granting approval, the department added.
G20 pledges more than $21 billion to fight coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks get off a subway train at Shibuya station amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonCAIRO (Reuters) - The Group of 20 rich and emerging economies has pledged more than $21 billion to fight the coronavirus, the group said early on Saturday. “The G20, with invited countries, has coordinated the global efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, G20 members and invited countries have pledged over US$21 billion to support funding in global health,” the group said in a statement. Saudi Arabia, the current G20 chair has pledged $500 million to support global efforts to combat the pandemic.
'NO KNEELING': Trump renews criticism of protests during U.S. anthem
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday lobbed barbs at protesters who kneel during the national anthem, after NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologized for remarks he made about the practice. Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel before the national anthem before their NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S. October 1, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/FilesBrees said this week he would “never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag,” referring to the possibility of players kneeling during the “Star-Spangled Banner” in the upcoming NFL season. Trump tweeted on Friday that Brees “should not have taken back his original stance.”“We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart,” Trump wrote. Brees’ initial remarks angered top athletes, who objected to the equating of the protest with disrespecting the American flag.
Trump orders big U.S. troop cut in Germany, official says
REUTERS/Tom BrennerThe move would reduce U.S. troops numbers in Germany to 25,000, from the 34,500 currently there. This official said there was less need for the large contingent in Germany due to overall increased defense spending by the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. The official said the United States started working on the plan in September and had just now got the pieces in place. Trump has pressed Germany to raise defense spending and accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia due to its energy reliance. It is believed the United States also has nuclear warheads there.
California to allow pro sports, day camps as coronavirus shutdowns ease
FILE PHOTO: A Citadel Outlet shopping mall reopens during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Commerce, California, U.S., May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Mike BlakeSACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California broadly relaxed its coronavirus-related shutdowns on Friday, moving to allow professional sports to be played without audiences and reopen day camps, tribal casinos, museums and zoos as soon as June 12. The most populous U.S. state will also allow film, television and music production to restart, a key sector of the economy that provides thousands of jobs. In California, the new rules allow athletes and staff to participate in sports but say they should adhere to health guidelines agreed upon by their unions. Most counties in the state meet the criteria, with the notable exception of the San Francisco Bay Area, state data show.
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Meghan Lindsey smokes a cigarette while swinging, as her daughter Braelyn, 9, looks on from the porch at their home in Neosho, Missouri, May 16, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has restricted almost everyone's freedoms in America but for Lindsey it is the freest she has ever felt. Traveling to New York City at age 33 to work as a COVID-19 nurse was the first time that the married mother of two had ever left southwest Missouri. "This is the first time since I've become a nurse that it's like, 'yes, this is why.' I can make a difference, and I can help, and I am strong enough for this," said Lindsey.
'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following the NFL owners meeting in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/Files“We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” said Goodell. “We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”The NFL has been locked in an ongoing debate with players over kneeling protests during the customary pre-game playing of the national anthem. “Protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff,” said Goodell. “How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players?” Chiefs player Tyrann Mathieu said in the video.
L.A. Galaxy part ways with player whose wife made offensive Instagram posts
(CNN) The Los Angeles Galaxy "mutually agreed to part ways" with midfielder Aleksandar Katai on Friday after the MLS club learned that Katai's wife shared "racist and violent" social media posts. Both posts have since been deleted. The Galaxy said the organization stands against racism. "Earlier today, the L.A. Galaxy were made aware of a series of racist and violent social media posts ... The L.A. Galaxy strongly condemned the social posts and requested their immediate removal," the team said.
Family of Man Fatally Shot by New Jersey State Officer Wants Answers
The family of a 28-year-old black man who was killed by a New Jersey State Police officer on the Garden State Parkway last month said it wants answers from authorities after weeks of scant information. The state attorney general’s office said it is still investigating the fatal shooting of Maurice Gordon Jr. by a member of the state police in Bass River, Burlington County, at 6:30 a.m. on May 23.
Joe Biden secures Democratic Party nomination for president
Joe Biden secures Democratic Party nomination for presidentJoe Biden won't officially become the Democratic Party's nominee until the DNC convention, but he's already got the delegates he needs. USA TODAY, Wochit
Vigils held for Breonna Taylor who was killed by police in March
Vigils held for Breonna Taylor who was killed by police in MarchDemonstrators held vigils for Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday. She was fatally shot in March by police.
How Donald Trump’s efforts to readmit Russia to G7 could backfire and drive Moscow closer to Beijing
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin pictured at a G20 summit in Japan. The US President has repeatedly pushed for Russia to be readmitted to the G7.
Video: German suspect identified in Madeleine McCann disappearance - police interview
Video: Madeleine McCann suspect 'could be out of jail in DAYS': Police fear German rapist may be given parole as they hunt for his ex-girlfriend and focus on Portuguese farmhouse they sharedInterview with Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell, who leads Operation Grange. The man, 43, who is described as white with short blond hair, possibly fair, and about 6ft tall with a slim build.
Entire police unit resigns 'in disgust' at suspension of officers who shoved elderly man to ground
"Our position is these officers were simply following orders from Deputy Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia to clear the square," he told The Buffalo News. The video shows the elderly man approaching a line of officers wearing riot gear. One officer pushes the man with a baton before a second man shoves him. :: Listen to Divided States on Apple podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and SpreakerMost of the officers march past after the man falls. He said Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood ordered an investigation and suspended the two officers after seeing the video.
Uncovering plastic pollution in Africa's biggest lake
Sky News' special correspondent Alex Crawford spoke to a fisherman who has seen Lake Victoria's fish stocks completely depleted.
George Floyd protests: 'NO KNEELING!' Donald Trump launches attack on NFL players who disrespect flag
Donald Trump has launched an attack on an American football player who apologised after saying that kneeling during the national anthem disrespected the national flag. But Mr Trump on Friday criticised Brees, and reiterated his opposition to kneeling, saying: “I am a big fan of Drew Brees. I think he’s truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag - NO KNEELING!”At a rally in 2016, Mr Trump said that any player who knelt during the anthem was a "son of a bitch" and should be fired. "Taking a knee" has become a symbolic gesture in the protests across the US over the killing of George Floyd.
Airlines braced for quarantine rules chaos
Airlines and airports are bracing for chaos on Monday after they were issued with strict new quarantine rules on Friday afternoon, leaving them with a race to implement them. Operational guidance issued to airlines on how the 14-day quarantine will be administered, seen by The Telegraph, reveals those flying and airlines face hefty fines for failing to comply with the rules. British Airways' parent company is considering legal action in an attempt to overturn quarantine on international arrivals to the UK. Ryanair said it would support "any legal action launched by IAG against this ineffective quarantine." EasyJet is understood to have backed the legal challenge.
Beyoncé wishes Breonna Taylor a happy birthday, demands justice for her
Music superstar Beyoncé took to social media Friday evening to wish Breyonna Taylor a happy birthday and to demand justice for her. Beyoncé shared on her Instagram Friday night a drawing of Taylor with the words "Happy Birthday Beautiful Breonna" on it. She captioned the post: "Justice for Breonna. The petition also includes links for people to donate to the Louisville Community Bail Fund and a "Justice For Breonna Taylor" GoFundMe page, which has raised close to $5 million. ': 1,000-plus rally for justice for Breonna Taylor on her 27th birthdayBeyoncé joins other celebrities in bringing attention to Taylor and her family.
Borg back in action again, gets spot on June 13 card
The Albuquerque bantamweight has been added to a UFC card scheduled for June 13 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................On Feb. 15 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, Borg defeated Rogerio Bonterin by unanimous decision. After the Simón fight, Borg tweeted the following: “Had to (sic) much fun, ready to go again if y’all need me @UFC.”Apparently, the UFC was paying attention. Borg will join fellow Albuquerquean Jordan Espinosa on the June 13 card. Listings show it is available on UFC Fight Pass, that organization’s streaming service, as well as on ESPN and streamed on espn+.
June 5 recap: Tucson news you may have missed today
The Arizona Wildcats' newest assistant coach says his passion "from Day 1" has been impacting lives. “We could say,'Coach,' but at the end of the day it's about impacting these student athletes’ lives, giving them guidance … who's experienced the things that they're going to experience, and then putting them in position to be successful, not only on the court but in life."
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: “My season is over.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant won't play for the Brooklyn Nets if the NBA season resumes. “My season is over,” Durant told The Undefeated on Friday. “I don’t plan on playing at all. We decided last summer when it first happened that I was just going to wait until the following season. I had no plans of playing at all this season.”Durant ruptured an Achilles tendon a year ago for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against Toronto.
Plane crashes in rural Georgia; 2 children among the 5 dead
Plane crashes in rural Georgia; 2 children among the 5 deadEATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A small plane crashed Friday in rural Georgia, killing all five on board, including four members of a Florida family who were traveling to a funeral in Indiana. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills told local news outlets no one survived the afternoon crash about 100 miles (161 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta. Sills identified the victims as Larry Ray Pruitt, 67, of Morriston, Florida; Shawn Charles Lamont, 41, of Gainesville, Florida; his wife Jody Rae Lamont, 43; and their two children, 6-year-old Jayce and 4-year-old Alice. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA31-T was flying from Williston, Florida, to Newcastle, Indiana.
Kansas agrees to $2.55M settlement with ex-football coach
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced late Friday it had reached a settlement with former football coach David Beaty, who had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million to end all litigation and disputes. The two sides had been in a legal battle since shortly after Kansas fired Beaty near the end of the 2018 season. His contract called for a $3 million buyout, but the school refused to pay it after discovering potential NCAA infractions during routine end-of-season interviews with Beaty's coaching staff. The school reported the discoveries to the NCAA and was given a Level II violation.
A's owner John Fisher to pay club's minor leaguers after all
A's owner John Fisher to pay club's minor leaguers after allOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has decided to pay his team's minor league players after all, saying he made a mistake. Club spokeswoman Catherine Aker confirmed Fisher's plans Friday, when the San Francisco Chronicle first reported the billionaire's intentions and quoted his apology. Fisher also is establishing a fund to help furloughed employees, Aker said. Late last month, the A's placed their scouts and a significant number of other front office employees on furlough, suspended pay for minor leaguers and cut the salaries of other executives as part of a cost-cutting move in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I concluded I’d made a mistake,” Fisher told the Chronicle.
Police arrest man accused of assaulting people posting signs
(AP) — A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd, park police said. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said in a news release that Anthony Brennan III, of Kensington, Maryland, was charged with three counts of second-degree assault. Police said the incident occurred Monday on the Capital Crescent Trail. The 34-second video shows a cyclist walk up to a young adult. Someone yells, “She has nothing, do not touch her sir!” but the man grabs her arm for several seconds and wrestles an object from her.
Detroit Local News
On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day deadSaturday’s anniversary will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping almost everyone awayWorld
Healthcare workers rally in Pioneer Courthouse Square to support demonstrations against racism
Hundreds of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers congregated Friday morning in Pioneer Courthouse Square in solidarity with other White Coats for Black Lives demonstrations held nationwide this week. “We want people to understand racism is a public health crisis as well,” said Colleen McCormick, who helped organize the demonstration. On Tuesday evening, medical workers gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square for a similar rally. Bosch said she has attended some of the other protests this week, marching against inequality in the healthcare system. “I think it’s important especially in healthcare when there are already so many disparities that we step up and make sure everybody is getting the same access to healthcare,” Bosch said.
Roger Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv — NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020“It has been a difficult time for our country. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
‘Youths are powerful.’ Diego Garcia, 18, has been mobilizing his Latino community in fight for social justice.
That’s the message he has been sharing with his friends and family since he was 16, when he began getting civically engaged and organizing. Now he is a member of various grassroots, youth-led organizations across the Southwest Side with agendas that include preaching black and brown unity to dismantle racism.
Column: Something’s happening here. And it gives us reason to hope.
Of course there’s no single “we” in all of this. None of us is living through this time in exactly the same way. How old you are, where you live, the color of your skin, the money you make or don’t, your political persuasion. Many things affect how this moment feels to each of us.
‘Show that we’re a unified group.’ ‘Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.’ What we heard from the Chicago Bulls’ Zach LaVine and Thad Young on George Floyd’s police killing and protests that foll
As basketball players, that’s our job. I think the main concern — and I think it still is a concern with the players that are going down there — is it safe? Can you bring it back and make sure that your family feels safe? It wasn’t anything about basketball, because that’s the thing that we understand how to do. So that’s what I think a lot of the questions were about.
How to talk to your kids about George Floyd’s death and aftermath
Take your time and stay open to what your child might say. Pause and say, “Tell me more about that.” Taking this time to listen to your child may reveal misunderstandings or fears that you will want to address. For example, a young child could confuse recent events and think that the protests are caused by the coronavirus. On the other hand, sometimes children also impress us with their depth of understanding. The act of listening helps you learn what your child needs and also shows your child that you care and value their ideas.
Column: Behold the Golden Moutza for the horrible month of May
A foolish consistency may indeed be the hobgoblin of little minds. My head happens to be gigantic, as a former publisher here once noted, insisting that my column photo be enlarged to accommodate my rather ample skull. He actually said something like, “John, you have a big damn head.”
Golden Nugget poker room to open Saturday
The room will be the fourth to reopen in Las Vegas after The Orleans and South Point on Thursday and The Venetian on Friday. A man walks through the Golden Nugget just before 3 a.m. as hotel-casinos reopen in downtown Las Vegas on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoThe Golden Nugget said it will open its poker room Saturday. The poker room’s Twitter account said it would open at 9 a.m. with five-handed games. Each showed heavy action Friday, with at least 16 tables running in each room, according to the Bravo poker app, which tracks games across the country.
Woman mauled to death by dogs in Country Club Hills
A woman was killed in a dog attack Wednesday in south suburban Country Club Hills. Officers were called about 10:35 a.m. to the 3900 block of West 167th Place for reports of a dog attack, Country Club Hills police said. The dog died later, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said she died of her injuries, and her death was ruled an accident. Cook County Animal Care and Control was called to tranquilize and take in the dogs, police said.
Boy, 15, shot in Back of the Yards
A 15-year-old boy was shot Friday in Back of the Yards on the South Side. He was standing on South Hermitage Avenue about 7:40 p.m. when someone in a blue pickup truck fired shots, Chicago police said. The boy was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said. No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Banner Baywood Medical Center's 100th COVID-19 survivor discharged from hospital
Banner Baywood Medical Center's 100th COVID-19 survivor discharged from hospitalJoel Hernandez Valdez, the 100th patient to recover from COVID-19 at Banner Baywood Medical Center, was discharged from the Mesa hospital on Friday. Sean Logan, The Republic | azcentral.com
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams addresses protesters
Phoenix police Chief Jeri Williams addresses protestersPhoenix police Chief Jeri Williams addresses protesters prior to marching with them on June 5, 2020. The Arizona Republic
Chase Koch joins 'Influencers with Andy Serwer'
In this week's episode of Influencers, Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer speaks with Koch Disruptive Technologies President, Chase Koch, about his venture capital endeavor and what the company is doing to push Koch Industries into the future.
Climate Crisis: The environmental cost of data as AI, 5G ramps up
Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita joins The First Trade to discuss the ramifications of increased data on the overall environment.
Why Novavax Stock Is Up Big Yet Again Today
Why Novavax Stock Is Up Big Yet Again Today MoreWhat happened Shares of the developmental-stage vaccine company Novavax (NASDAQ: NVAX) are gearing up for another strong session today. In premarket action Friday morning, the biotech's shares jumped by as much as 14.
Barron's
With Americans stuck at home, videogames have thrived, which should be reflected in quarterly earnings reports. But the bull case for Activision preceded the outbreak, and may well continue after folks can go out again.
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The European Central Bank is focusing again on its old enemy — the specter of deflation — and even the tools it designed to help the eurozone out of the coronavirus crisis are now geared toward trying to boost inflation, which has come down to dangerously low levels since the beginning of the year.
Investing
Even as the U.S. and China ratchet up the ill will, and a host of measures that had been taken off the table are back, American fund managers aren’t worried—they’re buying
Barron's
May car sales were down from a year earlier, but beat expectations. That sent shares of car makers, dealers, parts suppliers, and specialty lenders up. They’re still in a hole, but they could see gains ahead.
Streetwise
Even before the virus hit, malls and department stores were suffering. Now, with most of the U.S. stuck at home, it’s time to consider what postpandemic retail will look like. A big question: Will we want the high life when the crisis passes?
barrons stock pick
Of some 1.4 billion U.S. health visits, all but 10 million still occur in an office. Digital trends are sure to change that dynamic, and Teladoc is well positioned to profit from the change.
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Investors will add gold to protect their portfolios, which will create more demand for the commodity. Increasing amounts of monetary accommodation and fiscal deficits should push the price of gold higher, as well, analysts say.
Handicapping the Casino Stocks as Las Vegas Gingerly Reopens
Las Vegas allowed casinos to reopen on June 4. The Strip returned to action, albeit with new cleaning protocols and temperature checks. Caesars Entertainment was initially going to reopen just Caesars Palace and the Flamingo, but said that due to high demand it also reopened Harrah’s Las Vegas on June 5. Casino stocks have fallen hard. But the companies insist they are taking measures to keep guests and employees safe.
Facebook to Review Content Policies Related to Civil Unrest, Violence
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that the company will review existing policies on how it handles content related to civil unrest or violence, as the company faces criticism over its decision to not moderate or take down some posts. Facebook said it will review its policies on content concerning threats of state use of force as well as content in countries with civil unrest or violent conflicts. While the company has some policies in place that call for greater restrictions during emergencies and...
Why the Jobs Report Isn’t Quite as Good as It Seems
I’ve been at this for roughly only four decades, but I can’t recall an economic report that was so wide of what everybody expected as the 2.5 million jump in nonfarm payrolls for May reported on Friday. That compared with the 7.5 million decline the worthies on Wall Street had predicted. The headline unemployment rate fell to 13.3% from 14.7% in April, in contrast to forecasts of a rise to 19.1%. So, are you going to believe the government’s numbers or your lyin’ eyes?
Trump Demeans Female Black Reporter As She Challenges Him On Black Unemployment
President Donald Trump attempted to silence then angrily demeaned Yamiche Alcindor, a Black female reporter, on Friday when she pressed him on rising unemployment figures for Black and Asian workers. The put-down occurred after Trump crowed in a Rose Garden statement about a better-than-expected 13.3% unemployment figure for the nation in May. The president shockingly claimed that it was a “great day” for George Floyd — the Black man a white police officer killed last month in Minneapolis — because he would be pleased “looking down” at the jobs stats. Though white unemployment fell from 14.2% to 12.4% in May, the jobless rate for Black and Asian workers increased slightly. Black unemployment rose from 16.7% to 16.8%.
U.S. police are rarely convicted of murder– here's why and how that may change in 2020
All four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd have been charged with homicide. MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber breaks down the rare charges brought against the officers, and reports on over 20,000 excessive force complaints against officers around the country, tracked by Bowling Green State University Professor Phil Stinton. Stinton shines light on the lack of a federal response against police brutality. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams also joins the discussion.
Kansas agrees to $2.55M settlement with ex-football coach
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced late Friday it had reached a settlement with former football coach David Beaty, who had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million to end all litigation and disputes. The two sides had been in a legal battle since shortly after Kansas fired Beaty near the end of the 2018 season. Beaty, who won just six games in four seasons, filed his lawsuit in March 2019 in an attempt to get the full sum of his contract. The settlement will be paid from the money placed in escrow the year after he was fired.
Police officer on warrior mindset: We’re fighting this as a war, yet we live here
Officer Skinner on the warrior mindset of police: “We’re fighting this as a war on crime. And yet here we have homefield advantage. We live here, and they’re our neighbors. This is not enemies. And I’m just tired of being afraid of my neighbors.”
Chris Hayes reads ‘incoherent’ transcript of Trump on radio show
You can never get the full flavor of how incoherent Trump is until you actually just read the transcript. So, Chris Hayes reads aloud what the President said on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show this week.
Police brutality protest draw new police brutality as Trump urges 'domination'
Thousands are gathering in the streets of cities across the country despite the ongoing health crisis to protest police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Cities are enacting curfews and increase their police presence, as Trump touts “domination” by armed forces, leading to more instances of excessive force caught on camera. While the content of this special report are graphic and disturbing, MSNBC’S Ari Melber reports “it's important to show the realities of the crisis that America is facing.
‘Deeply broken’: Chris Hayes on what Buffalo PD video shows about culture of police
Chris Hayes on video of Buffalo police pushing elderly protester: “In just those 15 seconds, that scene is an entire syllabus on how the culture of policing is broken. What has happened to it, and how it operates, and how it has essentially created a whole that is worse than the sum of its parts.”
Rabbinical reinforcements arrive in Argentina to step up kosher meat exports
FILE PHOTO: Argentina's Foreign Minister Felipe Sola looks on during a news conference after a meeting with Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo (not pictured) at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 12, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoBUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is ready to step up exports of kosher beef following the arrival of 98 rabbis flown into the country from Israel after the government waived travel restrictions aimed at slowing the coronavirus pandemic. The rabbis were needed to maintain beef exports to key buyer Israel, which has become increasingly important as exports to the European Union and China are hit by the global health crisis. “The first thing you have to understand is the importance of exports,” Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said in the statement. Argentina will ship 24,000 tonnes of beef to Israel in 2020, for a value of about $170 million.
Protests over police abuses flare again in Mexico's two largest cities
A health worker wearing protective garments holds a picture of a colleague who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a demonstration to demand Mexico's government to provide more means and better working conditions for hospitals workers, in Mexico City, Mexico June 5, 2020. Bystanders can be heard saying he was arrested for not using a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said authorities had arrested three police officers over the death of Lopez. And I give you my word, Giovanni’s death will not go unpunished,” Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro said on Twitter. Some of the protests have been marred by violence and vandalism.
China reports three new COVID-19 cases, two asymptomatic cases
(Reuters) - China recorded three new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of the end of Friday, down from five the day before, the national health authority reported. All of the cases were imported, involving travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website. The NHC also confirmed two new asymptomatic cases, or people who are infected with the virus but do not show symptoms, compared with three the day before. The total number of infections in China, where the virus first emerged late last year, stands at 83,030. With no new deaths reported, the death toll remained 4,634.
Court orders JBS pork plant in Brazil shut for 14 days amid coronavirus fears
FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A JBS SA's poultry factory employee is pictured after the company was hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Passo Fundo, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara/File PhotoSAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge has suspended activities at a pork plant owned by meatpacker JBS SA (JBSS3.SA) in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul for 14 days, according to a copy of the decision seen Friday night. As part of the decision, employees in high-risk groups are to be removed immediately and doctors will be given access to medical records at the plant. The judge also requested that JBS test the workers using protocols established by the Health Ministry. In the state of Rio Grande do Sul alone, there were some 3,201 cases among all meat plant workers, prosecutors said.
Beijing city govt to further cut COVID-19 emergency response level
People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk past a street vendor waiting for customers at his stall on a footbridge in Beijing, China June 4, 2020. Picture taken June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Florence LoBEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing’s municipal government said on Friday it will lower its COVID-19 emergency response from level II to level III effective from Saturday, state media reported. The change removes quarantine requirements for people from Hubei province, the virus’s original epicentre. Beijing has no confirmed local COVID-19 cases over the past 50 days, according to its Municipal Health Commission.
'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on street leading to White House
Top News'Black Lives Matter' mural painted on street leading to White HousePostedA massive Black Lives Matter mural in street-width yellow letters was painted on a street near the White House on Friday in support of the movement and to pay tribute to the memory of George Floyd.
Wall Street looks for more positive surprises: wealth manager
News AgencyWall Street looks for more positive surprises: wealth managerPostedBahnsen Group's David Bahnsen tells Reuters' Fred Katayama that May's astonishingly strong jobs report has left some investors wondering whether they were too pessimistic about the prospects for an economic recovery.
Protests over police abuses flare again in Mexico's two largest cities
Protesters have been demanding that authorities be held accountable over the death of Giovanni Lopez, who died in police custody in the western state of Jalisco last month. The circumstances are unclear, but footage on social media shows a young man, identified as Lopez, being detained by police in early May. Bystanders can be heard saying he was arrested for not using a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said authorities had arrested three police officers over the death of Lopez. And I give you my word, Giovanni’s death will not go unpunished,” Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro said on Twitter.
In reactions to Roger Goodell's mea culpa, most seized on what he didn't say
(CNN) To be sure, Roger Goodell's announcement Friday was noteworthy. Especially considering the statement from the NFL just a few days ago. Then, on Friday, Goodell took a different stance -- bluntly admitting the NFL was wrong for not listening to peaceful protests from players in the past. "Without black players there would be no National Football League," Goodell said. "And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff."
Han Kuo-yu, who lost Taiwan presidential race in January, now facing a recall as mayor
Han Kuo-yu admitting defeat in the presidential election on January 11. On Saturday, he faces a recall vote as mayor of Kaohsiung. Photo: Reuters
The biggest sporting duel on the planet: Sebastian Coe vs Steve Ovett
A dramatic move on the outside by Sebastian Coe… and Coe has won the major 800m title he wanted…” BBC commentator David Coleman was describing the British athlete’s victory in the European Championships in Stuttgart in 1986, a long six years after he was supposed to have won the Olympic 800m title in Moscow. Back in 1980 Coe was the greatest 800m runner the planet had ever seen, and was the current world record holder at 1 minute 42.33 seconds. He set nine world records over his career including three in 42 days in the summer of 1979. But once there he would be facing another great British middle-distance runner, Steve Ovett, also a multiple record holder, who had equalled Coe’s 1500m world best only two weeks before. Ovett was the reigning European Champion and was favourite for the longer distance; he hadn’t been beaten over three years and 45 races.
A no-deal Brexit on top of this coronavirus recession would weigh down the UK economy like an anchor
It was no surprise – but it’s nevertheless shocking. The European Union’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, has confirmed that zero progress has been made in the post-Brexit settlement talks in the five months since the UK formally left the bloc in January. The transition period runs out on 31 December. After that, we fall out of the EU regulatory framework with nothing to replace it and tariffs are imposed on our exports to the bloc.
Reddit co-founder gives up board seat, urges black replacement
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. "I want to take responsibility for the history of our policies over the years that got us here, and we still have work to do," Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman wrote on Reddit. The board on which Ohanian had been sitting is, counting him, comprised of one woman and four white men. Reddit, based in San Francisco, calls itself “the front page of the internet” and has millions of users. Like all social media sites, it has had issues over the years balancing freedom of speech against posts with racist, inflammatory and abusive intent.
1-in-4 nursing homes in Pima County report COVID-19 deaths
In an effort to offer more transparency regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in nursing homes, facilities around the country are now required to report cases and deaths to CMS and the Centers for Disease Control. They are also required to report on testing for both residents and staff, available beds, staffing levels and protective equipment to ensure nursing homes are prepared for COVID-19. In Pima County, eight facilities reported a total of 38 deaths among residents, while 15 facilities reported at least 152 confirmed cases of the virus among both staff and residents, according to the data. That total includes 15 resident deaths at Handmaker, an assisted living and skilled nursing facility on Tucson’s northeast side. While the data offers the first glimpse of how the outbreak has played out at individual nursing homes, it underscores the actual death count at senior communities in Pima County, which is significantly higher.
Reddit co-founder gives up board seat, urges black replacement
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate. “I’m writing this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do? He pledged to use future gains on his Reddit stock to “serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate.”Reddit said it would honor Ohanian's request. "I want to take responsibility for the history of our policies over the years that got us here, and we still have work to do," Reddit CEO and cofounder Steve Huffman wrote on Reddit. The board on which Ohanian had been sitting is, counting him, comprised of one woman and four white men.
Panel: Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper violated ethics law
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019 file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Hickenlooper defended his record Friday, June 5, 2020 at a state ethics hearing about travel on private jets he took as Colorado governor, one day after the ethics panel found him in contempt for failing to appear. Hickenlooper rejected claims he violated Colorado law by accepting trips and insisted they either involved personal business or happened while he was touting Colorado's economy to potential investors during his 2011-2019 term.
Rising COVID-19 cases prompt city of Tucson to delay reopening of its facilities
At least in the Tucson-area, small the small testing total was caused by a number of factors, including difficulties securing test kits, a lack of equity of test site locations and limits on who can get tested, according to local officials.
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OSU basketball: Cowboys angry, disappointed after NCAA deals postseason banOSU was banned from the 2020-21 postseason, placed on probation for three years and lost three scholarships for the next three seasons along with several other recruiting penalties.
Trump claims economy is ready to take off like ‘a rocket ship’
“We made a big step in our comeback.”He was quick to seize the positive jobs report less than five months before the general election. “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country,” Trump said. Economists had been expecting them instead to slash 8 million jobs in continuing fallout from the pandemic. The jobless rate, at 13.3%, is still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression. “Let’s be clear about something: The depth of this jobs crisis is not attributable to an act of God but to a failure of a president,” Biden declared in a Delaware speech shortly after Trump spoke.
Boston protests continue in Roxbury on Friday
Hundreds of protestors filled up the large triangular intersection in front of the police station in Roxbury, continuing to advocate for change following several high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of cops. This demonstration in Roxbury’s Nubian Square neighborhood went off peacefully, with protestors focusing on the death of Breonna Taylor, a black woman from Louisville who was shot to death March 13 by police in a “no-knock” raid of her home during the night as part of a drug investigation. Friday would have been her 27th birthday. Her death, and, more prominently, the death of black Minneapolis man George Floyd, have prompted widespread protests around the country for the past week. The protests at times have turned violent across the country, but this one — and most of those in the Boston area, with the exception of a chaotic Sunday night of looting downtown — remained peaceful, including poetry readings and 15 minutes during which demonstrators, at the behest of the organizers, talked to the people around them about something that shocked them lately.
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OKC Police Chief Wade Gourley responds to request to step downOklahoma City Police Chief Wade Gourley responded to a request by Black Lives Matter to step down. He also commented on President Trump's statement regarding using force among other questions by The Oklahoman's Bill Crum.
Opinion: NCAA isn't messing around this time. Watch out Kansas, Arizona and LSU
At long last, nearly three years after the FBI started poking around in the underground business that fuels college basketball, we’re starting to see some accountability from the NCAA. And if the early returns are any indication, the NCAA is done messing around. The penalties levied against Oklahoma State on Friday were fairly severe: A postseason ban for 2020-21, three years of probation, loss of a scholarship for three years and other various recruiting restrictions. Given the details of the case, which involved former assistant Lamont Evans taking between $18,150 and $22,000 in bribes to steer athletes toward financial advisers, a postseason ban was surprising. We’re talking about schools like Southern Cal and Auburn, where the situation with former assistant Chuck Person looks similar, and obviously schools like Louisville, LSU, Arizona and Kansas where the underlying infractions are likely far more expansive than what Oklahoma State is dealing with.
8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquor
MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, the latest round of mass alcohol poisoning incidents that have cost around a hundred lives in the country. Authorities in the southern state of Guerrero said Friday the deaths occurred near the mountain city of Tlapa de Comonfort, after inhabitants drank a tequila-type drink of a little-known brand called “Rancho Escondido.”The Guerrero Health Department said the liquor was labeled as “distilled agave,” the cactus-like plant from which both tequila and mescal are made. Because tequila production is strictly limited to certain regions, drinks made outside those areas are sometimes labelled “agave Liquor.”The department said the victims were admitted to hospitals in such serious condition that they rapidly died. Authorities seized 505 bottles of the liquor from four stores in the area.
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Preseason football magazines not super high on Michigan or Michigan StateThe college football preseason magazines have hit the newsstands and Street & Smith and Athlon Sports are giving the Big Ten a lot of love.
McLoud man in dispute with police faces weapons charge
A McLoud man wrote that a future civil war will be a "blast" and did shooting training with a silhouette marked POLICE, the FBI alleged Friday. The FBI on Thursday arrested him on a state warrant and searched his family's property in McLoud. His mother on Thursday blamed the raid and arrest on the family's ongoing dispute with police in McLoud. She told TV reporters the dispute began when a neighbor who is a police officer used their trash bin without permission. He became angry when the officer told him to step out of the police building with his gun.
Memorial golf tournament in July will have spectators
Mike DeWine announced Friday that the Memorial Tournament, hosted annually by golf legend Jack Nicklaus at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, will be allowed to have spectators on hand. DUBLIN, OHIO - MAY 29: Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning walk down the fairway on the first hole during the Pro -Am of The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club on May 29, 2019 in Dublin, Ohio. Golfdigest.com's Dave Shedloski reported that the tournament will use an RFID (radio frequency identification) chip in tournament badges to help maintain healthy spacing of its patrons. The week before the Memorial, the golf club will host a one-time Tour event without fans July 9-12. DeWine also announced Friday that Kings Island, Coney Island and Jack Casino can reopen as soon as June 19.
MLB players say teams ‘depriving America of baseball games'
“The league needs to tell us immediately when it plans to start the season if it plans to do so unilaterally,” Meyer wrote. “We assume the league understands that in the event of a unilateral implementation of a season by MLB there are numerous aspects of a season that the players association will not be under any obligation to agree to, most notably any changes to the existing playoff structure and the locations of playoff games. If you intend to seek the players' agreement to any such changes, we suggest that you raise them expeditiously.”
Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players
New York – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest. In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a season ticket member fan forum before practice at the Cleveland Browns NFL football team's training camp facility in Berea, Ohio. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. “Without black players, there would be no National Football League. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
NFL was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality, Commissioner Roger Goodell says
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. #InspireChange pic.twitter.com/ENWQP8A0sv — NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2020“It has been a difficult time for our country. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
OutFront Minnesota, activists call for end to violence against transgender people after woman assaulted in St. Paul
OutFront Minnesota and activists around the country are calling for an end to violence against black transgender people, highlighting an assault against a woman in St. Paul this week. “Black trans women are attacked far too often across Minnesota,” OutFront Minnesota said in a statement this week. In a video posted to Facebook on Thursday, Dior told trans activist Dee Dee Watters what happened. She said she intended to pay for the damage but was worried she would be attacked in the moment and wanted to leave. Dior said a woman, whose vehicle had been struck, sucker-punched her, after which Dior said she spit on the woman and restrained her on the ground.
Attorneys for protesters in recorded skirmish with Joliet’s mayor say clients were demonstrating peacefully, disputing mayor’s self-defense claim
“If the mayor was out there with uniformed police officers and something happened, you have to question why he didn’t let the police handle things,” said John DeCarlo, a criminal justice professor at the University of New Haven and a former police chief. “Was the mayor of Joliet there to calm things, or was he there in a confrontational manner?”
Chicago churches can meet up to 25% capacity or up to 50 people, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says
“We're going to start there, we're going to give churches the ability to see how that goes and then we'll be in constant (contact) to see if we need to make some modifications or adjustments along the way,” she said.
2 Chicago cops relieved of police powers after woman says officers pulled her from car and placed knee on her neck
“I was trying to get out with my hands up. They continue to break the window, and before you know it I was being pulled out of the vehicle, pulled by my hair,” Wright said at a news conference Thursday. I had my hair tied in a bun. He grabbed me by the top of my bun and pulled me out of the vehicle. And that is when they threw me on the ground, and he proceeded to put his knee in my neck.”
Mothers’ march unites black and Latino communities in demand for racial justice
“The situation at hand is being overlooked by the looting and the violence and what’s really important is the police brutality,” she said. " I feel as though (Floyd’s) death was the feather that broke the camel’s back. We needed this push not just as black people but as a community to do something about everything that’s going on. So many lives have been lost and we’ve gone silent. I feel like right now, it’s silence no more.”
Coronavirus at Illinois long-term care facilities, more than 18,000 confirmed cases and 3,053 deaths
The Illinois Department of Public Health is releasing information on COVID-19 tied to long-term care facilities in Illinois. The data shows outbreaks have occurred at 554 long-term care facilities in 41 counties. Of those, 525 facilities have an “active” outbreak, defined as a positive test result in the past 28 days. In all, 18,837 confirmed cases can be tied to long-term care facilities, with 3,053 deaths, as of June 5.
Lawyer says ex-Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin illegally voted in Florida, asks Aramis Ayala to pursue charges
“Upon receipt of information from a Minnesota authority that supports a violation of Florida law we will proceed accordingly,” the statement said. “Until then, I will remain focused on the unrest in my community recently triggered by Mr. Chauvin’s killing of George Floyd and work to find a solution to the systemic injustice communities of color continue to live with and die by.”
Broward OKs movie theaters, bowling alleys opening on June 15
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry signed an order that allows for summer camps to open on Monday, and for large-building businesses such as movie theaters and bowling alleys to open their doors at a maximum capacity of 50% on the following Monday, June 15.
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PHOTOS: Coloradans continue to rally against racial injustice for the ninth day
A ninth night of protests over the death of George Floyd launched Friday with multiple marches and rallies taking place in the heart of Denver. While the first four nights of protests featured vandalism and looting among people on the streets and police firing tear gas and projectiles at protesters, recent nights have brought large, but calm crowds. Marches planned by various groups come and go from the Capitol grounds throughout the night. Read the full story here.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says league was wrong for not listening to players
In particular, black people in our country,” Goodell said in a video released Friday. We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much needed change in this country.
Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice
“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry,” Jordan said. “I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”
ACE train delayed due to Altamont area fire
Bay City News ServiceAltamont Corridor Express passengers are being advised to expect delays Friday afternoon for trains No. 4 and possibly No. 8 due to an active fire in the Altamont area. No other details were immediately available. Check back for updates.
Letter: Every police force has a ‘blue wall of silence’
Every police force has a certain degree of “blue wall of silence” — good cops who see bad behavior by fellow officers, and say nothing. The high school bully that becomes a cop and applies just a little more force than necessary against a minority or vulnerable citizen. Good cops must speak up against the bad cops when they see something. If they do not, the bad cop becomes emboldened, escalating aggressive behavior sometimes to a level of violence we witnessed in Minneapolis. Larry StoneAssessorSanta Clara CountySubmit your letter to the editor via this formRead more Letters to the Editor
US moves forward with plan to end wild bird protections
BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration moved forward Friday with plans to scale back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result. Officials said in a draft study of the proposal that it could result in more deaths of birds that land in oil pits or collide with power lines. More than 1,000 species are covered under the law, and the changes have drawn a sharp backlash from organizations that advocate on behalf of an estimated 46 million US birdwatchers.
Demonstrators gathered demanding justice for Breonna Taylor
ShareDemonstrators gathered to demand justice for Black Americans killed by police on the day that Breonna Taylor, a Louisville, Ky., EMT killed in March by police executing a “no-knock” warrant, would have turned 27. (Shelby Lum|Globe Staff)
Michael Jordan giving $100 million for racial equality, justice
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice. In a joint statement Friday on social media, Jordan and the Jordan Brand said money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of “ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”“Black lives matter,” the statement said. “This isn’t a controversial statement. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of black people.”
Man, woman and infant found dead in Rialto home
Police say a man, woman and 8-month-old girl have been found dead in the living room of a Rialto home. The bodies were discovered Thursday morning, police said, but they may have been dead for several days. Police were called after someone found the front door open and saw a woman’s body on the couch, police said. The adults were identified as Nicholas Scott, 36, and Larissa Vissering, 34, both of Rialto. Police also didn’t say how the three may have been related.
Could the Rush to a Vaccine Hurt Coronavirus Stocks?
Could the Rush to a Vaccine Hurt Coronavirus Stocks? MoreAs companies race to produce a coronavirus vaccine, half of Americans may not be interested, and that haste may be part of the reason.
When Both Bears and Bulls Make Sense, What Do You Do?
The S&P 500 index has bounced almost back to flat for the year, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic, trade tensions with China, and nationwide civil unrest following the killing of George Floyd. Barring a city-size meteor striking Earth, the index could hit a new high by year end. With the meteor strike, we might get there by Independence Day. Investors are forward-looking, I keep hearing, and I’ve been looking forward to seeing what everyone’s looking at. The Labor Department reported the biggest...
These CEOs Are Speaking Out Against Racism. What They Say They Can Do Better.
Chief executives are not usually the people Americans turn to for their thoughts on social justice and systemic racism. But perhaps we—as investors, customers, and employees—should expect more. In the wake of the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis police, a handful of chiefs decided to take on more of a leadership role. Barron’s spoke with four to get their perspective on what it means to be a CEO at this moment, and what responsibility businesses have to all their stakeholders. John Rogers Jr., Ariel InvestmentsValue...
The Stock Market Is Always Right
So much for the disconnect between the market and the economy. Ever since stocks bottomed on March 23, we’ve been wondering how the S&P 500 index—up 43% from then through Thursday’s close—could keep going higher. Now we know. On Friday, we learned that the U.S. economy added 2.5 million jobs in May. It was predicted to see job losses of...
Signs of Green Shoots Appear in a Battered Car Industry
Are those green shoots on the highway? U.S. cars sales fared better in May than expected. Auto sales at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, or SAAR, hit 12.2 million units, down 29% year over year, but above the 11.1 million forecasters had predicted. In April, auto SAAR crashed about 50% year over year. As Benchmark’s Mike Ward wrote, “Retail portion of the market continues to improve, and has recovered 80% to 85% of previrus levels.”Auto makers, such as Ford Motor and General Motors, surged almost 5% on Wednesday, on...
Why Twitter’s Battle With President Trump May Be Good for the Stock
Twitter went public in 2013 with a bold mission statement to investors. It pledged to enable “any voice to echo around the world instantly and unfiltered.” Unlike many tech start-ups, Twitter lived up to its hype. But over time, its “unfiltered” promise has turned into a political liability. Last last month, Twitter (ticker: TWTR) angered its most famous user by tagging some of President Donald Trump’s tweets as needing a fact check or glorifying violence. The president dashed off an order aimed at stripping the social platform...
With Rates So Low, Income Investors Need to Rethink Bonds
Already-beleaguered income investors are facing a tough decade. Ten years ago, investors were bemoaning a 3.8% yield on the 10-year Treasury, because a decade before that, they were yielding 6.4%. Recently, 10-year Treasuries yielded 0.88%. “We are at a pretty bleak starting point for income investors,” says Michael Fredericks, manager of the $16 billion BlackRock Multi-Asset Income Portfolio fund (ticker: BAICX). Fredericks...
Village People Singer Asks Trump To No Longer Play Their Music At Rallies
Although the 1970s disco group the Village People has previously been OK with Donald Trump playing its music at rallies, the band just changed its tune. On Friday, lead singer Victor Willis asked the president to stop playing songs like “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.” if he goes through with threat to sic the military on peaceful protesters in America. Willis, who co-wrote those classic songs, made the pointed request on Facebook and suggested that military action against U.S. citizens could lead to negative consequences for Trump’s reelection chances:
'Unacceptable': House Democrats rip Pentagon leaders' refusal to testify on protests
A briefing set for Friday with Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy was also canceled. Defense Secretary Mark Esper. The panel also plans to receive testimony from former defense officials on the use of the military domestically. The panel's top Republican, Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, does not endorse Smith's effort to get Pentagon brass on the record. "The timing of that exchange and the witnesses or briefers must, as always, be coordinated with the Department,” Chafin said.
Facebook's Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlash
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. Zuckerberg did not promise specific policy changes in a Facebook post, days after staff members walked off the job, some claiming he kept finding new excuses not to challenge Trump. Zuckerberg, who holds a controlling stake in Facebook, has maintained that while he found Trump’s comments “deeply offensive,” they did not violate company policy against incitements to violence. Facebook’s policy is either to take down a post or leave it up, without any other options. However, he added, “I worry that this approach has a risk of leading us to editorialize on content we don’t like even if it doesn’t violate our policies.”
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Facebook's Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlashFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave up controversial posts by President Donald Trump during recent demonstrations protesting the death of an unarmed black man while in police custody, a partial concession to critics.
Facebook's Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlash
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Zuckerberg did not promise specific policy changes in a Facebook post, days after staff members walked off the job, some claiming he kept finding new excuses not to challenge Trump. Zuckerberg, who holds a controlling stake in Facebook, has maintained that while he found Trump’s comments “deeply offensive,” they did not violate company policy against incitements to violence. Facebook’s policy is either to take down a post or leave it up, without any other options. However, he added, “I worry that this approach has a risk of leading us to editorialize on content we don’t like even if it doesn’t violate our policies.”
Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemic
REUTERS/Ricardo MoraesBRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in Latin America’s largest nation. In the decision, Minister Edson Fachin forbid raids in favelas - as Brazil’s informal shantytowns are known - “except in absolutely exceptional cases,” which most be pre-approved by the state prosecutor’s office. Rio’s police forces are notoriously violent, having killed over 1,800 people in 2019. “It’s a historic decision,” said Congressman Alessandro Molon, whose PSB party filed the suit that resulted in the decision. “The Supreme Court has decided in favor of life and made clear that black lives matter.”
Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over
(Reuters) - Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 17/1/17 - Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and fiance of Serena WIlliams of the U.S. , is seen during her Women's singles first round match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic. Earlier in the week, former CEO Ellen Pao criticized Reddit when Huffman wrote a letter to employees in response to the protests. She tweeted here that Reddit should have shutdown the forum rather than amplifying "hate, racism, and violence". Several Republican lawmakers wrote to Huffman last week criticizing what they called his censorship of the r/The_Donald.
'We need to stand united,' climate activist Thunberg tells U.S. protesters
FILE PHOTO: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg looks on before the meeting with EU environment ministers in Brussels, Belgium, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File PhotoBRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The U.S. struggle for racial justice after the police killing of George Floyd is part of the fight against climate change and for social justice that unites us all, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Friday. “We need to stand united and remember that the fight for social justice, environmental justice, racial justice and climate justice is the same fight,” Thunberg said, when asked by reporters about any connection between her school strike movement and U.S. protests against racism. “The Bolsonaro government has definitely failed in tackling the coronavirus pandemic as many other governments have also done,” Thunberg said on a video conference with journalists. Governments around the world, including Brazil, have “failed to save lives and because of that we have seen many deaths that could have been prevented,” Thunberg said.
Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemic
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in Latin America’s largest nation. In the decision, Minister Edson Fachin forbid raids in favelas - as Brazil’s informal shantytowns are known - “except in absolutely exceptional cases,” which most be pre-approved by the state prosecutor’s office. Rio’s police forces are notoriously violent, having killed over 1,800 people in 2019. “It’s a historic decision,” said Congressman Alessandro Molon, whose PSB party filed the suit that resulted in the decision. “The Supreme Court has decided in favor of life and made clear that black lives matter.”
Colombia could take on shares in companies hit by coronavirus
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Colombian Stock Exchange is pictured inside its building in Bogota, Colombia February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa GonzalezBOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia could take stakes in businesses struggling because of the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to help them continue to operate, a presidential decree published on Friday said. The business owners would have to commit to buying back the shares within a certain time frame or selling the participation to a third party without affecting operations. Colombia began a coronavirus quarantine in late March that is set to last until July 1. The country’s companies regulator has said the number of companies filing for protection under Colombia’s insolvency law could nearly double if the economy contracts 1.9% this year because of fallout from its coronavirus lockdown.
OPEC, Russia meet to extend record oil cuts, push for compliance
MOSCOW/DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC and its allies led by Russia meet on Saturday to approve extending record oil production cuts and to push countries such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply better with existing curbs. OPEC+ sources have said Saudi Arabia and Russia had agreed to extend record cuts throughout July although Riyadh would prefer to see cut extended throughout August. (GRAPHIC - OPEC+ Cuts for May and June: here)Global benchmark Brent crude LCOc1, which slumped below $20 a barrel in April, rose nearly 6% on Friday to trade at a three-month high above $42. OPEC sources said an extension of cuts was contingent on compliance as countries that produced above their quota in May and June must compensate by cutting more in future months. Iraq, which had one of the worst compliance rates in May, according to a Reuters survey, agreed to additional cuts, OPEC sources said.
G20 pledges more than $21 billion to fight coronavirus
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Group of 20 rich and emerging economies has pledged more than $21 billion to fight the coronavirus, the group said early on Saturday. “The G20, with invited countries, has coordinated the global efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, G20 members and invited countries have pledged over US$21 billion to support funding in global health,” the group said in a statement. The pledges will be directed towards diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and research and development, the statement added. Saudi Arabia, the current G20 chair has pledged $500 million to support global efforts to combat the pandemic.
A pilot drew out a tribute to George Floyd using only his airplane
(CNN) A pilot drew a unique tribute to George Floyd over Canada by following a flight path in the shape of a raised fist. Dimitri Neonakis took to the Nova Scotia sky on Thursday with his personal message to Floyd. He told CNN he chose the fist because it's a symbol of the movement against racism. Neonakis mapped out the image on an app and then followed the line for the fist in his plane. Because the drawing was done on a flight path, only radar could detect his drawing.
Trump tried to rewrite reality on the protests. Here are the facts
Facts First: CNN's Daniel Dale fact checks President Trump's comments about protests happening across the country as well as right outside the White House. Source: CNN
Delaware beaches closed after possible shark bite incident
Beaches at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware were closed to surfers and swimmers on Thursday afternoon in light of a possible shark attack that took place earlier in the day. Around 1 p.m., an unidentified boy, 12, was surfing near Cape Henlopen State Park and suffered puncture wounds to one of his legs, Delaware Online reported. He was reportedly transported to a local hospital, according to The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. People are not allowed to be knee-deep in the water around the Cape Henlopen bathhouse, and Park Rangers and lifeguards will be on patrol making sure citizens are abiding by the guidelines, Deleware Online reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOfficials also said shark attacks are a rare occurrence in the area, with the last one taking place in June 2014.
CNN, MSNBC completely avoid Biden's claim that '10 to 15 percent' of Americans are 'just not very good people'
CNN and MSNBC completely avoided Joe Biden's claim that "10 to 15 percent" of Americans are "just very not good people." Biden held a virtual town hall on Thursday evening with black supporters where he knocked President Trump's divisiveness and weak leadership. CNN, in particular, managed to fill all its airtime despite skipping live coverage of President Trump's Rose Garden remarks celebrating the surprisingly positive jobs report. Last month, the network avoided on-air coverage of Biden's "you ain't black" remark throughout the day, going roughly 12 hours before making its first mention of the politically explosive comment. CNN also avoided any on-air coverage of Tara Reade's 1993 sexual assault allegation for over a month after she came forward.
NBA’s Disney restart plan gets players association approval
Teams are expected to begin training at the Walt Disney Resort starting July 9-11, with a two- or three-game exhibition schedule preceding the eight-game regular season, followed by playoffs. The NBPA plans to test players nightly for coronavirus, opting for mouth or light nasal swabs instead of the invasive nasal version. To further combat the virus, just 1,600 people will be allowed on the Disney campus, with teams having a 35-person limit to their travel parties. Despite the excitement of the restart coming to fruition, there still are details to be ironed out. The Knicks, whose 21-45 record didn’t make the Disney cut and have been idle since March 11, prefer the Dec. 1 start.
Advocacy groups threaten to sue NYC if curfew isn’t lifted immediately
Advocacy groups plan to sue the city for First Amendment violations if Mayor Bill de Blasio does not immediately lift his controversial 8 p.m. curfew. The mayor instated the curfew on Monday in hopes of quelling violence and looting during ten days of largely peaceful anti-police brutality protests. The firm represents the New York Immigration Coalition, New York Communities for Change and Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY). We know no one wants to see the violence and looting we experienced in parts of the city earlier this week repeat itself. The curfew was extended to keep New Yorkers safe, and it will be lifted after this weekend.”
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The shelter’s acting executive director, Jim Reeder, 72, came aboard only four years ago, after a career in a local manufacturing business. But when the prior executive director left, Mr. Reeder stepped in. “We didn’t plan it this way,” Mr. Reeder told me. Mr. Reeder acknowledged the critical importance of readily available work. “We do understand the need for jobs to function and get people paid, or people end up here,” he said.
Some Reforms Emerge as Protests Continue
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, protesters have called for a range of reforms, from bans on certain policing techniques to budget cuts for police forces. The pressure appears to be paying off, at least in a few states. The Minneapolis City Council said Friday that it would ban police chokeholds and require officers to immediately report...
Trump to Pull Thousands of U.S. Troops From Germany
President Trump has directed the Pentagon to remove thousands of American troops from Germany by September, a move that would dramatically reshape the U.S. military posture in Europe and reflects growing tensions between Washington and Berlin over military spending and other security issues, U.S. government officials said Friday. The removal order would reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany by 9,500 from the 34,500 service members who are permanently assigned there. It would also cap at 25,000 the number of American troops...
Cities Ask if It’s Time to Defund Police and ‘Reimagine’ Public Safety
Last year, after a campaign by a group called Durham Beyond Policing, the City Council in Durham, N.C., voted against hiring 18 new police officers and began discussing a “community safety and wellness task force” instead. “We have an opportunity to reimagine what the future of public safety looks like,” said Steve Fletcher, a City Council member who pushed that effort. Police reform has roiled politics in the city for years, and politicians who have been seen as slow to reform have been defeated. But only recently have calls to dismantle the police been widely embraced by white leaders in the city. “Then who provides the public service of policing?
Fox News host Laura Ingraham famously told LeBron James to ‘shut up and dribble’ — so what’s her take on Drew Brees?
Laura Ingraham’s got your back, Drew Brees. While the New Orleans Saints quarterback came under intense fire this week for reiterating his opposition to taking a knee during the national anthem, the Fox New host defended him by saying “he’s allowed to have his view about what kneeling and the flag mean to him.”Not everybody was in his corner, of course:
NFL’s Goodell Endorses Peaceful Protests by Players as Trump Revives Criticism
One of the most divisive issues in sports reignited late Friday, as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league encourages players to “speak out and peacefully protest” shortly after President Trump revived his criticism of players who have knelt in the past during the national anthem. The high-stakes exchange came against the backdrop of national protests against police brutality that have engulfed the U.S. since George Floyd was killed by police in Minneapolis last month. The nationwide protests have hit close to home...
SoFi Stadium construction worker dies from fall
Cameron DaSilvaRams WireConstruction on SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, has been temporarily halted after a worker on-site died from a fall while working on the building Friday morning, the Los Angeles Times reported. The fall was from 50 to 60 feet high in the southwest corner of the stadium. ESPN has also confirmed the report, saying the worker fell from a roof. SoFi Stadium, future home of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, was slated to open in July for Taylor Swift's tour, but she postponed the two shows. When the stadium is completed, it's expected to cost more than $5 billion, the most expensive stadium in the NFL.
Weekend George Floyd Protests Planned, Seek Police Reforms
Protesters planned to take to the streets nationwide again this weekend, with calls on social media for one million demonstrators to gather in Washington, D.C., amid continued demands for reform to the American justice system sparked by the death of George Floyd. Despite 11 consecutive days of protests in cities large and small, there were few signs that anger over the death of Mr. Floyd and police treatment of black Americans was waning. Protests have largely remained peaceful, as arrests related to looting and destruction...
Can China win over the locals in Latin America?
Indigenous people of the Munduruku tribe block a highway near Itaituba, Para State, north of Brazil.
Coronavirus outbreak: US sues Chinese firm over half a million ‘fake’ N95 masks
N95 masks filter out a high percentage of small particles and are considered to be the gold standard in facial protection. Photo: Bloomberg
Week in pictures: 30 May
Image captionA woman at a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia. Across the US, protests erupted following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Police vehicles were set on fire and shops were looted in several cities.
Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?
VideoWhile much of the world grapples with the medical, social and economic fallout from Covid-19, China - the country where the global pandemic began - says it now has the virus well under control. From Hong Kong to the South China Sea, China is once again pushing ahead with what it sees as the pursuit of its national interest as it emerges from the crisis. The BBC’s Paul Adams looks at why China might be taking action now. Video: Olivia Lace-EvansGraphics: Parveen Virdi
'Years later, we're still dealing with the same thing'
VideoAs widespread protests continue to sweep across the United States, people describe what they hope will make them more significant. George Floyd, 46, was killed in police custody on May 25 and since then protesters have been marching to demand an end to police brutality and better race relations. A memorial for Mr Floyd was held in Minneapolis on Thursday and in his eulogy, Reverend Al Sharpton said this had been "the story of black folks".
Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism
VideoAs coronavirus continues to hit the tourist industry, some companies are coming up with new solutions. Millions usually visit the Kalahari to go on safari. But as lockdown stops people from travelling, technology means people are still able to enjoy the wildlife.
'It doesn't matter which skin colour you have'
VideoFollowing the death of George Floyd, 46, in police custody on 25 May, protests have swept across the US. He had been arrested for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy a pack of cigarettes. A memorial for Mr Floyd was held in Minneapolis on Thursday and in his eulogy, Reverend Al Sharpton said this had been "the story of black folks". People of all ages have been protesting, including children who say "you can't judge a book by its colour".
Coronavirus latest news: PHE warned in February against discharges into care homes
Public Health England (PHE) warned as early as February that elderly people should not be discharged from hospitals into care homes if there was risk of coronavirus transmission, new documents show. The Government has been heavily criticised for not testing patients before they were transferred, despite repeated warnings from care home managers that it was seeding infections among the most vulnerable. Now it has emerged that as early as February 24, PHE National Infection Service had issued guidance for coronavirus suggesting it was not safe to discharge untested individuals to care homes from hospitals where there was an outbreak of 5-25 cases.
Coronavirus live news: China warns of Covid-linked 'racial violence' overseas
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Black Lives Matter mural project launches in Tucson amid protests, unrest
And right before they were to begin serving dinner Saturday, Hotel Congress closed for one of the few times in its 102-year history.
Wall Street’s rally zooms higher after surprise gain in jobs
For weeks, critics said Wall Street’s big rally made no sense when the economy seemed set for only more despair. The S&P 500 jumped another 2.6% after a report said the U.S. job market surprisingly strengthened last month, bolstering hopes that the worst of the recession may have already passed. Employers added 2.5 million workers to their payrolls, when economists were expecting them instead to slash another 8 million jobs. That hope has been a big reason for the S&P 500’s rally of more than 40% since late March. The S&P 500 is now down just 5.7% from its record set in February after being down nearly 34% earlier this year when recession worries were peaking.
Trump talks of touring U.S. in an RV
President Trump was so bullish on the country’s positive jobs news he said he’d like to hop into an RV with the first lady and tour the country. He first called it a “trailer” before Vice President Mike Pence said “RV.”“I’m going to have to buy one of those things and drive around town. Maybe I’ll drive back to New York with the first lady in a trailer. “An RV,” Pence answered. Both the president and VP compared the pandemic to a hurricane that hit hard, but now the clean-up begins.
US will allow limited flights by Chinese airlines, not a ban
The Trump administration said Friday it will let Chinese airlines operate a limited number of flights to the U.S., backing down from a threat to ban the flights. The Transportation Department said it will let Chinese passenger airlines fly a combined total of two round-trip flights per week between the U.S. and China, which it said would equal the number of flights that China’s aviation authority will allow for U.S. carriers. Delta praised the U.S. government for trying to “ensure fairness and access to China.” United said it was reviewing the matter. The Transportation Department said it might further ease restrictions if China does the same. Officials are concerned, however, about conditions China is imposing that could affect whether U.S. airlines resume their flights.
OSU basketball: Cowboys signee Donovan Williams so far remains committed despite NCAA penalties
Williams, a four-star guard from Lincoln, Nebraska, who is a key piece of the Cowboys’ top-10-ranked recruiting class, was not expecting that kind of news. The Cowboys received a one-year postseason ban and the loss of three scholarships for the next three seasons from the NCAA on Friday. OSU will appeal, but Boynton wanted Williams to hear it from him first. “It was pretty upsetting, especially because it caught me completely off guard,” Williams told The Oklahoman. But as of now, nothing has changed for me at all.”Not long after Boynton received the news, he began to call his players.
NBA Players Association approves return-to-play plan, will continue negotiations
The NBA Players Association voted Friday to approve the NBA’s 22-team return-to-play plan and to continue with negotiations toward a resumption of the 2019-20 season. “The Board of Player Representatives of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has approved further negotiations with the NBA on a 22-team return to play scenario to restart the 2019-20 NBA season,” the union said in a statement. “Various details remain to be negotiated and the acceptance of the scenario would still require that all parties reach agreement on all issues relevant to resuming play.”Representatives from nearly all of the 30 NBA teams were on the call, unanimously voting in favor of the return to action. NBPA president Chris Paul is a friend of Disney executive chairman Bob Iger, and the two worked closely with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to deliver a palatable plan.
Colonial attracts top 5 in the world in return to PGA Tour
Colonial attracts top 5 in the world in return to PGA TourFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The PGA Tour returns after three months, and some of its biggest stars are ready to play. The 148-man field for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial features the top five in the world — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson. The biggest name — Tiger Woods — chose not to play. Woods has only played Colonial once, in 1997, when he was going for his third straight victory and shot 72 in the final round to finish three shots behind. The tour shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the rest of sports, after the opening round of The Players Championship on March 12.
Chief rejects notion that police should 'dominate the streets'
Oklahoma City police Chief Wade Gourley says the notion of dominating the streets is a losing strategy for law enforcement. "If we did that we would have no relationship with the community and you wouldn't be able to solve any crime," Gourley said in an interview Friday. President Donald Trump this week urged authorities to "dominate the streets" as unrest swelled nationwide over the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, where an officer knelt on George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. "We are not the police in this community, as weird as that sounds," Gourley said. They're the ones that call us when they see an issue.
MLB players say teams 'depriving America of baseball games'
NEW YORK (AP) — Players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union’s objection. Bruce Meyer, the union’s chief negotiator, sent a letter to Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem on Friday threatening that an attempt to play without an agreement could lead players to block any attempt to expand the playoffs and deny consent to neutral-site games in the postseason. “The league’s cynical tactic of depriving America of baseball games in furtherance of their demand for unwarranted salary concessions is shortsighted and troubling,” Meyer wrote. “Meanwhile, other leagues are moving forward with their plans for resumption.”Meyer’s letter was first reported by The Athletic, and a copy was obtained by The Associated Press.
Texas GOP condemns posts days before Floyd's Houston burial
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Three promoted a Facebook post suggesting George Floyd's death was staged. A fifth nudged followers to consider that liberal billionaire George Soros pays black people to riot to keep “race wars" flaring. All of them are local GOP leaders in Texas, where Floyd will be buried next week. Just days before Floyd's funeral, a series of racist and conspiracy theory posts circulated by top Republican organizers at the county level — including in Houston, where Floyd will be laid to rest — became a crisis for the Texas GOP on Friday even as Republican Gov. Despite pressure to resign, none of the GOP county chairpersons indicated they would do so.
OSU basketball: Lamont Evans case's resolution has Mike Holder ready to fight for Cowboys
That was clear Friday afternoon when Holder spoke publicly about the sanctions the NCAA has leveled against the Cowboys. On and on the list went for the punishments stemming from former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepting bribes to influence players. “I find it almost impossible to reconcile the severe penalties imposed by the NCAA for the violations detailed in today's report,” he said. “The NCAA agreed that Lamont Evans acted alone and for his own benefit. The NCAA also agreed that OSU did not benefit in recruiting, commit a recruiting violation, did not play an ineligible player and did not display a lack of institutional control.
'I want to make a change': OU men's basketball assistant Carlin Hartman part of Coaches Coalition for Progress
NORMAN — OU assistant men’s basketball coach Carlin Hartman struggled, like many did, after seeing the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. Hartman struggled on how to talk with his 13-year-old son about the events and how the affected their family. “Early on, they were very emotional,” Hartman said of those conversations. “My wife told me I probably need to tone down a little bit because we didn’t want him to be afraid to go outside the house. “But I told him to understand that you can’t do what your friends here in Norman can do.
Day 8 of Cincinnati demonstrations: Vigil for Breonna Taylor at Washington Park
CLOSETynetta Felton speaks to Protesters as they rally, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at City Hall in downtown Cincinnati. (Photo: Albert Cesare / The Enquirer)A vigil is set to begin at Washington Park Friday night at 8 p.m., marking the eighth straight day of protests in Cincinnati. Protests began last Friday in Cincinnati at the Hamilton County Courthouse in response to the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Other protests are scheduled throughout the weekend in the greater Cincinnati area.
Portland’s camp cleanup program has improved, according to city auditor
Portland’s campsite cleanup program has increased its communication with people experiencing homelessness and improved the process of cataloging and storing belongings taken from campsites, according to an auditors report. In the year since, those issues have mostly been resolved, according to the auditor. The auditor also recommended changes to how the program tracks its progress from the time a complaint about a campsite is filed to when the cleanup is completed. The city created the One Point of Contact system under former Mayor Charlie Hales to be a centralized database of complaints about homeless camps and RVs. Now, city crews also visit camps in-person the day before a cleanup to make sure campers know they will be cleared.
14-year-old arrested after alleged assault at protest
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree assault after allegedly assaulting another person near a protest on Saturday night. Portland police said video footage of the teen allegedly kicked someone in the head on Saturday night surfaced, but they identified and arrested him on Thursday afternoon. The victim had allegedly already been punched in the head by someone else and knocked to the ground. More than 100 people have been arrested at protests since last Friday, and many have been accused of felony crimes. According to court documents and police statements, more than half of those arrested were accused of the misdemeanor charge of interfering with a police officer.
Chicago Police Board president says officers hit him with batons at weekend protest: ‘I walked in the middle of an uprising’
Foreman, appointed to the Police Board in 2010 by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley, declined to get into specifics about the incident, which is being investigated by the city’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability. But he said it’s important to focus on how aggressive confrontations such as this could be avoided. His statement on Friday came hours after former federal prosecutor Maggie Hickey, the court-appointed monitor overseeing broad CPD reforms, said she will investigate and report on allegations that officers abused protesters over the last week.
Amid COVID-19 fears, law allows rape kits at places other than emergency rooms
This is among several new challenges for victims. Visitor limits mean people cannot have a friend or family member sit with them and support them; advocates who usually arrive at a hospital to walk them through the process are no longer able to do so.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker temporarily suspends in-person registration requirement for sports wagering
The Illinois Gaming Board approved Rivers Casino to begin taking sports bets in March, just before the scheduled tipoff in the NCAA March Madness tournament. The tournament and most professional sports were canceled due to coronavirus concerns, and casinos in the state and horse racing were suspended in mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will open Grant Park, Union Park for the weekend to accommodate protesters downtown
In the days since, Chicago protests have been calm and Lightfoot moved ahead with a phased reopening of city businesses on Wednesday. Still, officials are eager to avoid a repeat of last weekend’s nightmare, which caused immense harm to business owners across the city and embarrassed the city.
The most difficult states to practice social distancing
Humans are social creatures. We gather at school, work, church, parks, parties, bars and restaurants and other places for activities. Social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus has kept us largely isolated from many of the people we are closest with and has tested our mental health. We are continuing to flatten the curve and save lives with our efforts. However, according to a study from personal finance website WalletHub, it’s easier to maintain proper social distancing in some states than others.
Chicago’s black-owned businesses face uphill battle to rebuild, even with outpouring of support after George Floyd death
“I believe (the community) will come back from it, the whole thing is how fast will we come back from it,” he said. "We have to learn how to treat each other, first of all. … It’s a waste of time to burn down a community.”
Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand pledge $100 million for racial equality and social justice campaigns
Floyd was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. Derek Chauvin is charged with second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers at the scene are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
Black Lives Matter rally, candlelight vigil held in Las Vegas — WATCH LIVE
A Black Lives Matter rally for police reform and candlelight vigil for George Floyd and other African Americans who have been victims of social injustice is slated Friday at a Las Vegas park. George Floyd (The Associated Press)A Black Lives Matter rally for police reform and candlelight vigil for George Floyd and other African Americans who have been victims of social injustice is slated Friday at a Las Vegas park. Minister and activist Vance “Stretch” Sanders was organizing the peaceful demonstration expected to bring out as many as 1,000 people in protest of recent deaths of black Americans who died in confrontations with police. The rally and vigil were expected to begin at 5 p.m. at Kianga Isoke Palacio Park near the Doolittle Community Center in the historically black West Las Vegas neighborhood. Taylor was asleep in her home in March when police used a battering ram to enter and serve a warrant.
WATCH: Mayor Lightfoot holds Friday evening news conference
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is holding a news conference Friday to announce plans for combating potential violence over the upcoming weekend. Peaceful protests last weekend over the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police turned violent and led to rioting and looting downtown as well as on the South and West Sides, leading Lightfoot to impose an ongoing 9 p.m. curfew Saturday night. At the same time, Chicago saw 85 people shot, 24 of them fatally. More than half of the weekend’s victims were shot on Sunday as the city reeled from violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arrests. Watch the live news conference here:
Denver man sentenced to federal prison in downtown Denver gunbattle
A Denver man has been sentenced to 16 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Jalonni Alexander Moore was sentenced Thursday, and he also will serve three years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Colorado. Moore was involved in a shootout in downtown Denver, at 15th and Market streets, on March 10, 2019, according to facts contained in a plea agreement. Denver officers found a large crowd at the scene downtown, and several people had been shot, including Moore. At the hospital, police found a loaded handgun in the vehicle where Moore had been sitting.
Teens ‘exploited the chaos’ of Dallas protests to steal dozens of firearms from gun store, feds allege
Two teenagers face federal charges and a third person is at large after authorities say they “exploited the chaos” of Dallas protests to steal dozens of handguns from a Stemmons Corridor store. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Denton County Sheriff's Office)Demonte Tretion Kelly, 18, and Lejael Justus Rudley, 19, were taken into custody Wednesday on one count each of possession of stolen firearms and theft from a federal firearms licensee. Dallas police performed a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon on Kelly and Rudley, and officers reported finding one of the stolen handguns in the vehicle. The trio was captured on video Sunday 5/31 at 1:30am stealing 46 firearms from DFW Gun Range in Dallas. Anyone with information may contact the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at 888-283-8477 or atftips@atf.gov.
Election results in Philly are going to take even longer than expected: Half the votes still haven’t been counted
“If it takes 30 days for the voters to have their voice be heard, then that is what is required, and we wait,” said Vanessa McGrath, a candidate for state representative in a district that includes parts of Chinatown, Society Hill, and Kensington. “This is an unprecedented level of mail-in votes for Philadelphia, and I think no matter what planning was done in advance, this never could have been predicted.”
I stocked my fridge and freezer for the coronavirus pandemic. Do I have to throw it all out if my power went out?
You can also cook what’s in your refrigerator right away. “This isn’t time to cook from a can on your shelf,” Adams said. “If the power comes back on quickly, you can freeze the prepared food. But if it doesn’t, you need to be prepared to throw it out.”
Local golf professional Justin Riegel, who was killed during Wednesday’s violent storms, loved to help people
“Whether it was for the section or the club or anyone, he was the first guy to volunteer for anything,” Bryan Kienke, a close friend and a former colleague in the Philadelphia Section, said Friday. “At work he was the first one to roll up his sleeves and jump into something. He would never ask you to do something that he wouldn’t get in there and do himself.”
Pakistani couple suspected of killing 8-year-old maid
ISLAMABAD — Police arrested a Pakistani businessman and his wife who are suspected of beating to death their 8-year-old maid after she inadvertently opened a cage to feed the couple’s parrots and the birds flew away, an officer said Friday. She took to Twitter this week to say the couple were in police custody. Pakistani law forbids children from working, but many Pakistanis hire them to work at homes, factories, and shops and officials say they are often abused. In 2018, a Pakistani court sentenced a judge and his wife to three years in jail for torturing a 10-year-old maid in Islamabad. Experts say domestic servants rarely report abuse due to fear of losing their jobs.
Reddit cofounder leaves board, urges Black replacement
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a Black candidate. Ohanian implicitly linked his move to protests around the globe over the killing of George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis after a police officer pressed his knee against his neck for several minutes, even after he stopped pleading for air and became unresponsive. The entrepreneur, who is married to tennis star Serena Williams, said he made the decision for the sake of his daughter.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologizes for not listening to players earlier on racism
(Bloomberg) — National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday apologized for not listening to NFL players earlier when they spoke out about racism, saying the league backs the Black Lives Matter movement. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier, and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” Goodell said in a video posted on Twitter.
Seattle mayor bans police use of tear gas as protests against police violence continue
Seattle’s mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests against police violence that followed the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans continued nationwide. Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference Friday that the ban would last for 30 days. The move came hours after three civilian police watchdog groups urged city leaders to ban the use of tear gas to control demonstrators. The groups said the move would build public trust and should remain in place until the department adopts policies and training for use of the chemical agent.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos explains 'black lives matter' stance
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos explained why "black lives matter" is not an insult to others in an Instagram post on Friday. On his Instagram, Bezos shared an email exchange with a customer who was upset about seeing “black lives matter” on Amazon. They called it “offensive” and wrote that “all lives matter.”MICHAEL JORDAN PLEDGES $100M TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUALITY AFTER GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATHIn his reply, Bezos wrote that the phrase “black lives matter” doesn’t mean that other lives don’t matter. “Black lives matter speaks to racism and the disproportionate risk that Black people face in our law enforcement and justice system,” he wrote. “I have a 20-year-old son, and I simply don’t worry that he might be choked to death while being detained one day.
Council paints over Black Lives Matter mural after complaint about 'offensive graffiti'
An English city council has apologised after Black Lives Matter graffiti was painted over following a complaint. But it was covered up with black paint by a council contractor on Thursday. Norwich City Council has since admitted that a “terrible misunderstanding” involving its complaint system and a contractor led to the work, located in the Pottergate area of the city, being covered up. In a statement, the authority said: “Yesterday, a complaint was made about offensive graffiti. The Norwich City Council statement continued: “We do not consider this in any way to be offensive graffiti, we consider it an important work of art.
How The Police See Issues Of Race And Policing
How The Police See Issues Of Race And Policing MoreOne important difference between the protests that have spread across the country for the past nine days and nights and other protest movements is their subject. The demonstrators who have taken to the streets in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers are protesting against police violence and the inequities of […]
Man arrested in India over death of pregnant elephant ’caused by firecrackers’
Indian police have arrested a man accused of causing the death of a pregnant elephant that died after biting a pineapple stuffed with firecrackers that exploded in its mouth. The 15-year-old elephant was unable to eat after the injury and died in a river in Pallakad in southern Kerala state on May 27, state forest officer Surendra Kumar said. The pregnant elephant in pic was killed in human- wildlife conflict.Action has already been initiated. The elephant’s death caused an outrage among animal rights activists. A shrinking habitat and a rise in the number of wild elephants in the past 15 years have led to hungry elephants entering villages, where they sometimes damage crops and attack residents.
South Korea Plans to Ban Distribution of Anti-North Korea Leaflets
South Korea said Thursday it planned to push new laws to ban activists from flying anti-Pyongyang leaflets over the border after North Korea threatened to end an inter-Korean military agreement reached in 2018.
Kanye West Donates $2 Million, Sets Up College Fund For George Floyd's Daughter
A representative for the rapper confirms to ET that West donated $2 million in total contributions to support the families and the legal defense for Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. He also created a 529 college plan, while fully covering college tuition for George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.
New details on officers charged in the death of George Floyd
Former officers Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane appeared in court on Thursday and said they were rookie officers, who had the job for a “handful of days,” at the time of George Floyd’s death.
Trump lashes out at former Defense Secretary James Mattis after he denounced response to protesters
President Trump is reacting to scathing criticism by former Defense Secretary James Mattis' over the president's response to George Floyd protesters. Meanwhile, Mattis' remarks have been commended by some Republicans on Capitol Hill. Paula Reid has the latest.
Coronavirus symptoms, tips amid COVID-19 outbreak
As the number of COVID-19 cases increases across the U.S. and around the world, the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Indiana has reached 36,578 with 2,078 deaths in the state.
Novavax’s COVID Vaccine Candidate Left off White House List; 5-Star Analyst Explains the Implications
The Trump administration picked out five companies it believes are most likely to produce 2020’s holy grail – a vaccine for the coronavirus. Unfortunately, Novavax (NVAX) was not on the list. Although the White House didn’t disclose what lay behind the choices, 5-star B.Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani provided some possible explanations. Even so, while those reasonings might explain the smaller player’s omission, Mamtani maintains Novavax should be added to the list. A Strong Buy consensus rating is accompanied by a $49.20 price target, implying room for an 11% uptick in the months ahead.
My Benevolent Incarceration in a New Jersey Senior Home
Highland Park, N.J. I am 94 and have been living, comfortably, for several years in an assisted-living facility. Although three staff members contracted the coronavirus—and have recovered—none of our 15 male or 41 female residents has tested positive for it. Probably, but possibly also the result of restrictive rules that prevent residents from having personal contact with one another—or with friends, relatives or strangers from outside the facility.
Target, Facebook, Warner Music: Stocks That Defined the Week
Target Corp. Widespread protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis derailed comeback plans for retailers. Target Corp., which is based in Minneapolis, closed more than 200 U.S. stores, boarding up many of them pre-emptively. Other retailers, including Macy’s Inc. and Apple Inc., delayed the reopening of stores due to the unrest, while chains like Kroger Co. cut back their hours. Target shares fell 2.3% Monday.
Waiting for the Biden Bailout
American workers and businesses have had to cut their spending for weeks amid the pandemic, but in America’s most spendthrift states the message is: What, me worry? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a plan to bail them out, and if she fails Joe Biden will deliver in 2021. Take California, where Democratic leaders in Sacramento this week rejected Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for budget triage that included a $14 billion spending cut, suspension of union raises, plus a 10% pay cut for state workers. Mr. Newsom also called for a $4.4...
Bust the Police Unions to Rank and Yank Bad Cops
The police officer who killed George Floyd had been the subject of more than a dozen complaints about his conduct. Tou Thao, who stood by as Floyd died, previously had a lawsuit brought against him over excessive use of force. The lawsuit was settled for $25,000. Public-sector unions, including police unions, will do almost anything to protect their members. These unions create...
Michael Moore’s Inconvenient Half-Truth
Most of what left-wing film producer Michael Moore has to say about green energy in his latest film, “Planet of the Humans,” is right: These technologies have nasty environmental impacts as do all products of industrial civilization. They are not going to make a dent in CO2. A parade of experts is tapped to reinforce a point known to anybody who has looked at the electric grid. Because of their intermittency, wind and solar require backup from coal and gas. An engineer introducing a solar array in Lansing, Mich., is heard...
Letters to the Editor of Barron’s
To the Editor: I work in the hospitality industry (and did not close our doors), and I can tell you firsthand that travel has picked up in the past two weeks (“Ride the Travel Rebound With 7 Less Risky Stocks,” Cover Story, May 29). I’m not a gloom-and-doom promoter, but be careful where you put your money. There is a reason that numbers fell with the virus; it’s because we were all at home. Now, we will experience what happens when we don’t practice social distancing. People are bound to continue to fall ill and get hospitalized because we have let our guard...
Celebrate Friday’s Jobs Surprise. Then Look Beyond the Headlines.
No one saw it coming. Instead of showing that millions more Americans had lost their jobs in May, the latest employment report showed that payrolls rose by 2.5 million as the U.S. economy began to reopen after months of business shutdowns and consumer quarantines. The stock market rightfully celebrated what was the biggest labor-market surprise in history and, more importantly, evidence that rehiring the more than 22 million people who have become unemployed since March is under way. The S&P 500 climbed 2.7% Friday, leaving...
Lyra Therapeutics, e.l.f. Beauty, and Avid Tech See Activist Action
These disclosures are from 13Ds filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 13Ds are filed within 10 days of an entity’s attaining more than 5% in any class of a company’s securities. Subsequent changes in holdings or intentions must be reported in amended filings. This material is from May 28 through June 2, 2020. Source: InsiderScore.comActivist Holdingse.l.f.
Nonfarm Payrolls Rose in May, but That Doesn’t Mean a Speedy Recovery
This commentary was issued recently by money managers, research firms, and market newsletter writers and has been edited by Barron’s. “Mind-boggling” Jobs DataEconomic & Financial Market Commentary Maria Fiorini Ramirez June 5: In a stunning report that defied expectations and other indicators that normally have a reasonable correlation to these data, nonfarm payrolls were reported to have increased by 2.51 million in May after a revised 20.69 million plunge in April (originally reported as -20.50 million).
Sale of Australian Unit Brightens Outlook for Anheuser-Busch InBev
These reports, excerpted and edited by Barron’s, were issued recently by investment and research firms. The reports are a sampling of analysts’ thinking; they should not be considered the views or recommendations of Barron’s. Some of the reports’ issuers have provided, or hope to provide, investment-banking or other services to the companies being analyzed. Anheuser-Busch InBev BUD-NYSE Buy Price $49.57 on June 3 by Guggenheim...
Zoom Video Earnings Contains a Lesson for Investors
History will remember the first week of June 2020 for many things, and most of them are far more important to the future of our democracy than an earnings report. That said, it’s worth noting that amid the chaos we might have gotten one of the best earnings reports in the history of American business. I’m referring to the latest quarterly results for San Jose, Calif.-based Zoom Video Communications (ticker: ZM). Wall Street knew Zoom’s April quarter was going to be a blowout. For reasons I can’t quite fathom, though, most...
14 counties approved to next phase of reopening
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials announced Friday that seven counties have been approved to move to the third phase of the state’s four-stage reopening plan that eases COVID-19 restrictions and allows businesses to start to reopen, and that six more counties have been approved to move to the second phase. It also allows additional outdoor recreation and gatherings with no more than five people outside of a person’s household. Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens and Wahkiakum counties are the first counties approved to move from Phase 2 to Phase 3, which expands group gatherings to 50 or less, including sports activities, and allows restaurants to increase capacity to 75 percent. It also allows for limited outdoor recreation, including fishing and golfing, the reopening of state parks and existing construction. Most public interactions resume in the final phase, with bars, restaurants and entertainment and sporting venues returning to their regular capacity.
1 dead, 1 wounded in suspected homicide-attempted suicide
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One man was killed and another critically woundedin a suspected homicide-attempted suicide Friday at an Oklahoma shooting range, police said. Local news outlets quote police as saying both men arrived together at the 2A Shooting Center and were shooting from separate lanes when one turned and shot the other multiple times before shooting himself. The victim died at a Tulsa hospital, while the suspect was listed in critical condition. This was the second fatal shooting at the range. A man shot himself fatally with a rented pistol in 2018.
U of Minnesota president to recommend in-person fall classes
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of the University of Minnesota plans to recommend that the school resume in-person classes this fall after moving to online offerings during the coronavirus pandemic. President Joan Gabel also will recommend to the Board of Regents next week that the university reopen residence halls in the fall. ADVERTISEMENTGabel also will suggest each campus adjust its academic calendars to conclude in-person instruction by Thanksgiving, or earlier if state health officials deem it necessary. “While much planning remains to be done, we have made real progress,” Gabel said in a letter to students, faculty and staff. The plan also includes thorough sanitizing and cleaning efforts, and will recommend the use of masks for anyone on campus.
NFL On Kneeling Players' Protests: 'We Were Wrong' Commissioner Says
NFL On Kneeling Players' Protests: 'We Were Wrong' Commissioner SaysEnlarge this image toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP Ted S. Warren/APNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday the NFL admits, "we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest." "We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter," the NFL stated. The issue was thrust into the public spotlight once again this week after one of the most high-profile players in the NFL, New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees, spoke up saying he didn't support players kneeling during the national anthem.
Plane crashes in rural Georgia, killing at least 2
Plane crashes in rural Georgia, killing at least 2EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A small plane crashed Friday in rural Georgia, killing at least two people. Sills said the identities of victims are being withheld while families are notified. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Piper PA31-T was flying from Williston, Florida, to Indiana. Tracy Carter, a Milledgeville resident, told The Union-Recorder he saw a plane circling the area and catch fire. Parts of the plane flew off and landed in the nearby field and he said he heard a loud boom.
What's 'Safe' — And Not — For Kids This Summer
Unfortunately, the stakes are high, and what we know about COVID-19 changes by the day. Thankfully, experts seem to agree on a few basic principles: Outdoor activities are better than indoor activities. Smaller groups are better than bigger ones. Wondering WTF you’re going to do with your own kids this summer? HuffPost Parents spoke with four medical experts to break down some more common scenarios and how risky each of them is.
Doctors demonstrate to honor George Floyd and decry racism
The White Coats for Black Lives protest was organized to stand in solidarity with those speaking out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The White Coats for Black Lives protest was organized to stand in solidarity with those speaking out against the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of doctors, nurses and other health care workers and students knelt in support of anti-police brutality protests in Salt Lake City on Friday. They knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time Floyd was held under an officer’s knee. Hundreds of people have been taking to the streets in Salt Lake City every night this week to draw attention to police brutality and racism.
Man arrested after body found in SC home
HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) — Police in a South Carolina city have arrested a man as part of an investigation into the death of a person found inside a home. Officers responded about 6 a.m. Friday to a home in Hanahan and found a body, Police Chief Dennis Turner said. In custody is Matthew Speck, who faces a charge of murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and ill-treatment of animals, news outlets reported. ADVERTISEMENTTurner said it’s still early in the investigation but described it as a domestic-related homicide. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Hanahan Police at 843-747-5711 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.
Milwaukee man accused of trying to burn mobile phone store
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old Milwaukee man with trying to set a mobile phone store on fire with a Molotov cocktail during unrest in Milwaukee following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Journal Sentinel reports authorities allege Smith was holding what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail —already burning — and threw it inside the store before the three men fled. When police arrested him, they noticed his clothing smelled of gasoline and he had possession of a loaded handgun. Police were able to extinguish the burning Molotov cocktail in the store and recover the device. He said he threw the Molotov cocktail into the store “because he wanted to stand for something.”It was not immediately known if Smith had an attorney who could comment for him.
Madeleine Albright: Trump ‘taking a leaf out of an autocrat’s playbook’
On Trump using tear gas on protesters to pose with the St. John’s Church, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says the president “seems to have taken a page out of an autocrat’s playbook.”
Trump economics? Facing job losses, COVID & racial disparities, Birdman pays rent in New Orleans
Cash Money Records Founders Birdman and Slim Thug announce on MSNBC they are paying rent for New Orleans residents in the same public housing where they grew up, and talk to MSNBC’s Ari Melber about their charity and the road ahead.
12 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week
We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of May 30 to June 6. Check them out below. Above: Demonstrators took part in a protest Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles, sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Steve Schmidt: Never has a leader failed history’s test than Trump
At a news conference earlier Friday to address May unemployment figures that were released in the morning, Trump said, “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing happening for our country. '” Steve Schmidt says the president is failing history’s test.
Donna Edwards: Trump can’t fix the problem because he is the problem
President Trump’s approval ratings are taking a hit with the ongoing pandemic along with his handling of protests across the United States. Donna Edwards says Trump isn’t able to fix the problem ‘because he is the problem.’
Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business
HAVANA (Reuters) - The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente. The hotel Four Points by Sheraton is seen in Havana, Cuba, June 5, 2020. A company spokeswoman said the U.S. Treasury Department had ordered the company to wind down its operation of the Four Points Sheraton in Havana by Aug. 31. “In 2017, Trump promised he would not disrupt existing contracts U.S. businesses had with Cuba,” wrote William LeoGrande, a Cuba expert at American University in Washington, on Twitter. “Marriott .. will hopefully return to do business in Cuba, along with others, to encourage American travel and to help Cuba prosper and integrate into the global economy,” he said.
Brazil highway operator CCR says traffic has rebounded sharply
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian highway operator CCR SA said on Friday that vehicle traffic on its roads reached its highest level since mid-March, as state authorities throughout the nation begin to relax quarantine measures. In a securities filing, it said traffic in the period from May 29 to June 4 was only 14% below the same period a year before. In the previous reporting period, traffic had been off 21% in annual terms, and in mid-April traffic was off 37%. Among the highways administrated by CCR is the Via Dutra, the main connector between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Argentine wine province launches small-sized debt restructuring of its own
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s Mendoza province, famed for its bodegas and Malbec grapes grown in the shadows of the Andes, has formally launched a debt restructuring process after missing an initial payment deadline on a 2024 bond. The regional government said in a statement on Friday that it had opened an invitation to holders of around $590 million of the 2024 notes, which could see new debt instruments issued. The debt revamp is only a small sideshow as the South American country’s national government races to seal a deal to restructure around $65 billion in sovereign debt, but underscores how the provinces are also grappling with their own debt crises. The larger province of Buenos Aires is also looking to restructure around $7 billion in foreign debt. The provincial government said it had engaged Credit Suisse Securities and AdCap Securities to help manage the invitation process.
Trudeau takes a knee at anti-racism rally
Video ModuleTrudeau takes a knee at anti-racism rallyPostedCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined thousands of demonstrators at an anti-racism protest in Ottawa on Friday, taking a knee in solidarity with people of color who have died from police brutality.
Facebook's Zuckerberg says to review content policies after facing backlash over Trump posts
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott(Reuters) - Facebook Inc is looking at improving the social network’s content policies, while building products to advance racial justice, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday in response to the ongoing protests in the United States. Zuckerberg’s post comes after Facebook faced widespread backlash, including from its own employees, over its decision to leave up controversial posts from President Donald Trump. “I know many of you think we should have labeled the President’s posts in some way last week”, Zuckerberg said in a blog post, referring to his decision of not removing the inflammatory post by U.S. President Donald Trump containing the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
'We were wrong': NFL commissioner says league failed to listen to players on protests
REUTERS/Rebecca CookNEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” said Goodell. “We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”The NFL has been locked in an ongoing debate with players over kneeling protests during the national anthem before the start of games, a practice popularized by quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league in 2017, claiming collusion as no teams signed him after he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. “Protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff,” said Goodell.
Woods not in field for PGA Tour's return next week
FILE PHOTO: February 14, 2020; Pacific Palisades, California, USA; Tiger Woods hits out of the fourteenth hole bunker during the second round of the The Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will not compete next week when the PGA Tour swings back into action after a three-month COVID-19 hiatus as he was not listed in the field released on Friday for the event in Fort Worth, Texas. The 15-times major champion did not commit to the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club by the 5 p.m. Woods’ lone Colonial appearance was in 1997 but there was a sense he would return this year given the long layoff since the PGA Tour shut down in mid-March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The 44-year-old Masters champion last competed on the PGA Tour in mid-February when he laboured through a final-round 77 at the Genesis Invitational where he finished last among players who made the cut.
House panel seeks information on Homeland Security's role in protest response
(CNN) House Democrats are requesting additional information from the Department of Homeland Security after a drone flew to Minneapolis last Friday amid protests and department personnel were deployed to city streets to respond to the unrest, according to a letter sent to acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Friday. "We write with grave concern about the use of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resources—including drones and armed uniformed officers—to surveil and intimidate peaceful protesters who were exercising their First Amendment rights to protest the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department," says the letter, sent by the House Oversight CommitteeDHS has deployed resources nationwide, including in Washington, DC, to assist law enforcement responding to protests stemming from the death of Floyd"While the Department respects every American's right to protest peacefully, violence and civil unrest will not be tolerated," Wolf said in a statement Tuesday. "We will control the situation and protect the American people and the homeland at any cost." Earlier this week, DHS deployed more than 600 personnel from a number of agencies in Washington to assist law enforcement. Among the agencies was US Customs and Border Protection, which last week had flown the drone to Minneapolis to provide live video to law enforcement on the ground, according to a senior CBP spokesperson.
French military kills north African al Qaeda leader with US help
Washington (CNN) The French military killed a senior al Qaeda terrorist in an operation in northern Mali Wednesday, according to France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly. "On June 3, the French armed forces, with the support of their partners, neutralized the emir Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI), Abdelmalek Droukdal and several of his close collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," Parly wrote on Twitter. AQIM is one of the oldest al Qaeda franchises and has a long history of operation in North Africa. The US military assisted the French operation by providing intelligence that helped locate the target. "US Africa Command was able to assist with intelligence and (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) support to fix the target," Col. Chris Karns, a spokesman for the command told CNN.
Roger Goodell: NFL was wrong for not listening to players
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a video message saying the NFL was wrong for not listening to players about their concerns on race, including kneeling during the national anthem during games.
A bishop in El Paso kneeled in prayer for George Floyd. Two days later, Pope Francis called
(CNN) Catholic Bishop Mark Seitz had no idea that his act of solidarity in El Paso, Texas, would be met with a phone call of gratitude from his boss, Pope Francis. With eyes closed, masks covering their faces, white roses in hand and handwritten signs that read "Black Lives Matter," Seitz and 12 other priests from the Diocese of El Paso knelt in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Monday. They were praying in silence for George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police after an officer knelt on his neck for that same amount of time. "Frankly, what I did and what I have said is only a very small way to take part in what so many are doing in their peaceful protests," Seitz said. Two days after the clergy's prayer, Seitz had just finished celebrating Mass when he got a call on his cellphone from the pontiff himself.
Dramatic images show how huge reservoir dwindled to a tiny stream in heat wave
Some dramatic aerial images reveal how sweltering temperatures turned a formerly brimming reservoir into a sad-looking stream. The newly taken pictures of Howden Reservoir in Derbyshire, in the United Kingdom, show its large basin dried out under the hot sun. According to SWNS, the reservoir is normally filled with over 1.9 million gallons of water. GIANT TOXIC TOADS COME OUT IN SOUTH FLORIDA HEAVY RAINThe surreal images show receded water levels and the dry, almost desert-like landscape that remains. The Y-shaped reservoir is bounded on the southern end by Howden Dam.
Here are 15 of the week’s best photos
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket takes off for the International Space Station; the Pennsylvania primary takes place amid a pandemic and economic downturn; and nationwide protests ignited over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Here’s a look at 15 of the best photos of the week, selected by photo editors at The Washington Post.
Michael Jordan pledges $100 million in support of social justice
“Black lives matter,” Friday’s statement read in part. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country’s institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of black people.”ADADJoint Statement from Michael Jordan & Jordan Brand regarding $100m donation. “We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice,” Jordan Brand’s statement read. ADFellow Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who long has spoken about social issues, even chastised Jordan in 2015 for choosing “commerce over conscience.”But in 2017, Jordan offered a statement in support of peaceful protest and free speech. That same year, he voiced displeasure over North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill” that compelled the NBA to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte.
Here’s how to identify law enforcement officers and National Guard units
Here’s how to identify law enforcement officers and National Guard unitsThousands of law enforcement officers and the National Guard have been mobilized in response to protests around the death of George Floyd. Here’s how to identify who they are.
NYC protesters vow to keep marching past curfew on 10th night of unrest
New York City braced for its 10th straight night of protests Friday, with rallies planned throughout the city despite a steady rain and a looming 8 p.m. curfew. By sunset, a group of more than 1,000 soggy protesters were already marching past dozens of cops stationed on Court Street and onto Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. The group had just left a rally at Borough Hall, at which protesters chanted the name of dead Minneapolis police-brutality victim George Floyd — and speakers urged curfew defiance. Others shouted, “All lives can’t matter until black lives matter!”In Manhattan, at least a thousand more people gathered at Washington Square Park. “If you’re gonna arrest us for marching, just be aware that you’re the aggressors, not us.”
Protests outside Academy HQ after David Oyelowo calls out ‘Selma’ Oscar snub
Protesters gathered on Friday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to support the Black Lives Matter movement. “Members of the Academy called in to the studio and our producers saying, ‘How dare they do that? Attendees were encouraged to bring masks, hand sanitizer and gloves as health precautions against the spread of the coronavirus. “All this pushback and hatred for myself has helped to empower me, actually,” speaker Carlton Wilborn said. Paramount has made “Selma” a free rental on digital platforms through the end of the month.
‘When Doves Cry’ benefit to unite artists for Prince’s 62nd birthday
The doves are still crying, perhaps more than ever. And Sunday — which would have been Prince’s 62nd birthday — “When Doves Cry: Songs for a Revolution” will bring artists together in solidarity with the black community. Sponsored by Chelsea Music Hall, the event — slated for noon to 8 p.m. — will be a day of art, conversation and community, benefiting Color of Change, an organization that fights injustice against blacks. Meanwhile, Young RJ of Slum Village and Mega Ran will play songs from their new album, “2 Hands Up.”Also, DJs Nickiee and Larry Millah will spin sets. And when the music pauses, there will be talks, including “Know Your Rights” and “Protect Your Health as You Protest.”You can catch the music and the message at @ChelseaMusicHall Instagram Live.
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Snoop Dogg will be voting for the first time in NovemberSnoop Dogg will be voting for the first time in November
Snoop Dogg will be voting for the first time in November
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Snoop Dogg says he’s never voted — but this year he plans on changing that. But when asked if he plans on voting this November, Snoop — who has been a vocal critic of President Trump, even going so far as to pretend to shoot him in a video — said, “Definitely, ’cause we got to make a difference. I can’t talk about it and not be about it. “I can’t tell you to do it then you don’t go do it. I ain’t gonna tell you to do something I didn’t do.”
In-person special education OK’d for the summer, Cuomo says
Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order late Friday allowing school districts to offer in-person special education teaching this summer. “I just issued an Executive Order allowing necessary in-person special education instruction this summer. Remote learning and therapies have been too difficult to accomplish and have not been beneficial for so many of these students,” Miller said in a statement. “Special needs students, like my son Oliver, desperately require one-on-one in-person instruction to succeed. There has been no directive applying to fall education protocols yet, however.
NYC man sues de Blasio, NYPD over ‘unconstitutional’ curfew
A Manhattan man claims in a new lawsuit that Mayor Bill de Blasio and top NYPD brass have violated his constitutional rights by enforcing an 8 p.m. curfew in New York amid citywide protests and unrest this week. Hamilton adds that he can’t do basic tasks around the city — including visiting an elderly friend — without fear of being arrested. Hamilton is seeking an immediate injunction of the order with the complaint. “The curfew serves a very important public safety purpose,” spokesperson Nick Paolucci said in a statement. “We are confident that the order establishing the curfew does not violate constitutional rights,” he added.
D.C.’s Mayor Fights for Control of Her City at Trump’s Front Door
WASHINGTON — After federal law enforcement agents and military troops lined up for days against protesters outside the White House, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser of Washington responded emphatically on Friday: She had city workers paint “Black Lives Matter” in giant yellow letters down a street she has maintained command of that is at the center of the confrontations. The strong poke to President Trump within sight of his home underscored a larger power struggle between the two leaders over which one — the Democratic head of the District of Columbia or the president headquartered there — should decide who controls the streets that Mr. Trump has promised to dominate during protests over the killing last month of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Ms. Bowser, a Washington native long steeped in city politics, again called on Mr. Trump on Friday to pull back all federal law enforcement officers and National Guard troops patrolling the city, including unidentified agents in riot gear, and said she would stop paying for the hotels for the Utah National Guard that she does not want in the city to begin with. She renamed as Black Lives Matter Plaza the area in front of Lafayette Square where federal officials used chemical spray and smoke grenades on Monday to clear protesters ahead of Mr. Trump’s photo op at a historic church that faces the road that Ms. Bowser had painted. (The money for the paint job came out of the city’s mural program, city officials said.)
Violent Protest and the Intelligentsia
The similarities between this week’s riots and the Los Angeles riots of 1992 are obvious. The violence in 1992 came after a court verdict; the beating and arrest of Rodney King had happened more than a year before. This year’s riots came within days of George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis officers. The riots of 1992 were mostly confined to poor and working-class areas of Los Angeles. This week saw mayhem all over America, and in Los Angeles,...
Viral Videos From Protests Fuel Broader Debate Over Policing
The Buffalo Police Department suspended without pay two officers seen on camera knocking down a 75-year-old man during a protest, in what was the latest in a string of videos from recent demonstrations that have inflamed the debate over law-enforcement tactics. The video from Buffalo shows the man approach two officers while apparently saying something. One officer shoves the man, who falls backward and strikes his head on the pavement. Blood pools by his head as police walk by. The incident occurred Thursday evening, beyond...
U.S. Unemployment Rate Fell to 13.3% in May
The U.S. labor market snapped back to life in May, restoring a chunk of the jobs it lost in the first two months of the coronavirus pandemic while facing big obstacles in the months ahead. After two months of carnage, employers added 2.5 million jobs last month, the most jobs added in a single month on records dating from 1948. The jobless rate fell to 13.3% from April’s 14.7%, a post-World War II high. Employment...
Falling Jobless Rate Could Imperil Aid Underpinning the Recovery
In the details of the jobs report, and in other real-time economic data that has piled up in recent weeks, many economists saw evidence of existing federal assistance programs weaving a net to stop the economy from falling deeper into contraction. More than half of the net job gains for May — 1.4 million — came in food and drinking establishments, which had shed more than six million jobs in the previous two months. By mid-May, according to the Census Bureau, three-quarters of small businesses in the food and beverage sector reported receiving a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program, up from less than half in late April. “Now we’ve had a full month of fiscal support. I think part of the recovery is due to that.”Many Republicans took the jobs report as evidence that the economy was roaring back as states reopen and was unlikely to need another large dose of stimulus.
The Economy Rises From the Dead
Friday’s surprisingly upbeat jobs report for May was no doubt cheered by most Americans, but not by all. Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer seemed glum, as they ignored the progress and demanded still more federal money. What do they have against good economic news? The resilient American economy surprised nearly everyone by creating 2.5 million new jobs in the month, while the jobless rate fell to 13.3% from 14.7% in April. The number of unemployed fell 2.1 million to a still awful 21 million, but many good economists...
Lucky dog saved in 2,000 foot wide landslide off Norway coast
Lucky dog saved in 2,000 foot wide landslide off Norway coastA massive 2,000 foot wide swath of land shifts and crumbles as homes are shoved into arctic waters off the coast of Norway. USA TODAY, Storyful
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5 books to start to teach anti-racism to children
What: Anti-racism books for children. As protests continue to spread around the world, more adults are looking for ways to enlighten themselves while also trying to figure out how to educate their children. That is where Brittany Smith comes in. The New Jersey-based pre-kindergarten teacher has provided a list of books on Twitter that she uses in her work life to ease her children into what has been a difficult conversation for a lot of parents. Some of the titles listed include Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library, My Family Divided, Shining Star: The Anna Mae Wong Story, Young Water Protectors .
J.C. Penney store closures: A list of all 154 stores closing
Last month it was reported that J.C. Penney would be closing up to 200 of its 850 stores as part of its bankruptcy and restructuring plans. The reason for the 118-year-old department store closures is reportedly due to a fall in foot traffic and sales for a variety of reasons, including a move to people shopping online and the economic fallout of COVID-19.
NYC records day of zero COVID-19 deaths, as infection rate spikes elsewhere
New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., just reported that there were no deaths related to the virus for the first time since March 11. The daily death toll reached a high of 590 on April 7, according to data from the New York City Department of Health . However, as parts of the country reopen, Johns Hopkins data suggest that some areas are experiencing a surge of new cases. Among the largest spikes are those in Arizona and Arkansas, which respectively reported 919 and 327 confirmed new cases on June 3. Separately, a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel showed that on the same day, Palm Beach County logged 258 new cases.
From Nike to Ben & Jerry's—the brands that are most effectively taking a stand against racism
Video From Nike to Ben & Jerry's—the brands that are most effectively taking a stand against racism In the wake of the death of George Floyd and the current global protests against inequality and police brutality, many brands have been using their platforms to speak out. CLICK HERE FOR LINKS
Tropical Storm Cristobal path: 4 ways to track it in real time as the hurricane season starts early
Cristobal, the tropical depression that this week became the third named storm in an unusually early hurricane season, is almost certain to intensify into a sizable tropical storm as it makes its way north through the Gulf of Mexico and bears down on the Louisiana coast. By late Saturday night, residents from southeastern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle can expect tropical-storm-force winds, the National Hurricane Center said Friday. Portions of the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas are likely to be pummeled by heavy rainfall throughout the weekend. For a nation already grappling with a coronavirus pandemic and widespread civil unrest, a disastrous storm is the last thing we need. If you’re looking to track the storm’s path as it approaches the United States, I’ve rounded up some good resources for real-time updates and infographics.
Three weeks after reopening, Palm Beach County shows biggest one-day increase in coronavirus cases
“I think it’s too soon to tell, at least countywide,” said Commissioner Melissa McKinlay. But she said she was concerned about a local increase in cases in the communities along Lake Okeechobee. In these areas, she said, many people can’t afford to skip work and because of the nature of their jobs, which are often agricultural, don’t have the option of working from home.
Cristobal becomes the earliest third Atlantic named storm on record
(CNN) The 2020 hurricane season is only two days old and is already an active one. Cristobal is now the third named storm of the season. It's the earliest a third named storm has ever formed. On its current track, it is expected to continue to interact with southern Mexico over the next several days. Some of the Pacific locations in southern Mexico received 20 inches of rain over the weekend, and could get an additional foot of rain.
NYC hits hopeful milestone: Zero confirmed coronavirus deaths for first day since March
For Wednesday, the daily number of people admitted to hospitals for suspected COVID-19 cases came in at 48, beneath the threshold of 200. The number of people admitted to public hospital ICUs stood at 354, below the 375 goal. And only 3% of people in the city tested for the virus, well under the 15% mark.
Everyone’s favorite graduation gift, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ has its work cut out for it this year
In 1990, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, published what would be his last book before his death a year later: Oh, the Places You’ll Go! But 30 years after its publication, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! has been a cornerstone title of Dr. Seuss Enterprises in the most organic and unexpected way. Going into this graduation season, Dr. Seuss Enterprises rolled out a campaign to account for COVID-19’s impact on mass gatherings. The genius of [Dr. Seuss] is he speaks to so many of us in so many of our life situations.”
These iPhone apps support black creators and social justice
You are your apps. And today Apple’s app store is featuring apps that support social justice, one day after the Apple website featured a letter on racism from CEO Tim Cook.
Leaked audio: LinkedIn’s community standards apply to everyone—even Trump
LinkedIn held a diversity roundtable videoconference meeting for all employees on Wednesday. During a Q&A portion, the conversation turned to President Donald Trump’s inflammatory tweets and Facebook posts. Donald Trump, as has been widely reported, tweeted and Facebook-posted messages calling for police to use overwhelming force to put down demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in police custody. We’d restrict the speech.” Listen to the audio here:“We have clear policies and apply them consistently for everyone,” said LinkedIn’s VP of communication Nicole Leverich in response to this story. Our source inside the company said some employees were disappointed that the officer didn’t say explicitly that they would restrict harmful posts from Donald Trump specifically.
‘It’s so bizarre’: Bill Gates finally responds to COVID-19 conspiracies about him
Among COVID-19 conspiracy theorists, Bill Gates is legend . In a press call yesterday, the Microsoft founder finally responded to the conspiracies about him, which relate to his donation of hundreds of millions of dollars for the development and production of a COVID-19 vaccine. Yesterday, the Gates Foundation announced a $1.6 billion donation to Gavi. The alliance is also getting a $100 million commitment from the Gates Foundation to help low-income countries access an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. On a call announcing the funding, Gates took a moment to address the conspiracy theories circling around the web.
Sammi Sweetheart's Fiance Christian Biscardi Calls Her His 'Best Friend'
Former Jersey Shore star Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola‘s fiancé, Christian Biscardi, can’t stop gushing over his bride-to-be. The duo has been planning their wedding since Christian asked for the former MTV personality’s hand in marriage in March 2019. The duo has been planning their wedding since Christian asked for the former MTV personality’s hand in marriage in March 2019. While Sammi and Christian can’t wait for the special occasion, it’s unlikely the bride’s former castmates will be present at the affair. Despite all their wedding drama, Sam and Christian seem like the perfect match.
Family Crisis' Pumpkin Wants to Give Mama June 'Another Chance'
Exclusive ‘Family Crisis’ Star Lauryn ‘Pumpkin’ Shannon Wants to Give Mama June ‘Another Chance’ Despite DramaCan they mend fences? Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon wants to give Mama June Shannon “another chance” despite all of her legal drama on Mama June: Family Crisis. Will Mama June actually show up without her man — and is she ready to hear Pumpkin out? Check out In Touch’s exclusive clip above. We TV; Broadimage/ShutterstockMama June: Family Crisis airs on We TV Fridays at 9 p.m.
'90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days' Season 4 Spoilers — Get the Info
David and LanaThroughout the season, fans doubted if Lana was real. However, the leaked tell-all footage revealed they’re not only still together, but actually engaged. But just because the Las Vegas retiree put a ring on it, it doesn’t mean they’ll actually be walking down the aisle. There are still plenty of questions about their relationship — like whether or not Lana is using him. It certainly doesn’t help that, so far, she’s refused to delete her account on the dating app where they met.
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev's Relationship Timeline
July 2018Nikki revealed to the outlet that she was done for good. “After I called off the engagement, we tried to work on our relationship to get back to where it was in order to move forward with our wedding,” she said in a statement on July 31. “After much time and soul-searching alone, and together, we have decided to officially part ways. I had a beautiful and loving six-year relationship with a wonderful man. I have the utmost respect for John, but I know this is what’s best for me.”
Why Did 'Bachelor' Stars Clay Harbor and Angela Amezcua Break Up?
Clay Harbor Moved on With Another Reality Babe Following His Split From BIP’s Angela AmezcuaReady for love again? Bachelor Nation alum Clay Harbor recently struck up a romance with 90 Day Fiancé star Fernanda Flores. Prior to a tumultuous relationship with Nicole Lopez-Alvar during season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise, fans were obsessed over Clay’s romance with Angela Amezcua. Clay is trying his luck at romance again with Fernanda, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for the best. Keep scrolling to see why Clay and Angela split!
These Celebrities Love Donuts More Than You — Watch!
Attention all dessert lovers! It’s National Donut Day, and that means it’s totally acceptable to indulge and have some sweet treats, just like some of your favorite stars such as Melissa McCarthy, Millie Bobby Brown, and more. Watch the video above to see which celebs love eating donuts!
Kailyn Lowry Shares Baby Bump Bikini Selfie: It's Almost Time!
As you're probably aware, Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with her fourth child. Anyway, Kailyn posted the above photo on Instagram this week, and it seems she's entering the homestretch. “Almost 33 weeks!” Lowry captioned the pic. A third fan remarked that Kailyn looks “happy and healthy.”A fourth wrote simply, “Beautiful.”Kail is once again pregnant by Chris Lopez, who is also the father of her third child. Around the time she got pregnant, Lowry filed for a restraining order against Lopez, and he was later arrested for violating it.
Kailyn Lowry: Pregnant? Knocked Up With Chris Lopez's Baby AGAIN?!
Just when you thought her life couldn't get more complicated, there's reason to believe that Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with Chris Lopez's baby. Yes, this might feel like you're having a flashback to 2016, but in reality, Kail is kicking off a new decade by making the same old mistakes. According to a new report from renowned celebrity gossip website The Ashley's Reality Roundup, Lowry is currently expecting her fourth child. She has yet to confirm the news, but there's someone close to the situation - with no apparent reason to lie - who says she's knocked up. We can expect an announcement any day now, according to this insider.
Big Ed Brown BANNED From All 90 Day Fiance Spinoffs?
For what feels like the billionth time, 90 Day Fiance is unveiling a new spinoff. On Strikes Back, stars from this previous season will confront their haters on camera while filming themselves on iPhones and iPads. A number of stars, like Tom Brooks, Stephanie Motto, and Baby Girl Lisa Hamme, are reportedly already filming for it. But reports have been strangely quiet about Big Ed Brown -- a man who is usually the first to sign up for an interview and speak his mind. There's just no way, fans say, that he would turn down the opportunity to speak directly to his haters like this.
21 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gifts That Support a Cause
Now more than ever it’s important to shop with intent, so those celebrating Father’s Day this year should do so with a gift that also gives back. If you’re looking to buy something, this is an opportunity to vote with your dollars, so to speak. These thoughtful gift ideas either have some direct charitable component (such as a buy one, donate one policy) or are made by brands that have committed to donating to various causes. Give the father figures in your life something they’ll love while supporting a cause you can stand behind together. Below find 21 Father’s Day gift ideas that do good and don’t fall short on cool either.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Is Reinvesting in Communities of Color—That Happened Because of Us
We then marched to City Hall to call out Mayor Eric Garcetti for his proposed increase to the police budget, which is already billions of dollars, in the middle of a pandemic. If we are truly ready to effect the change people desperately need and deserve, we must defund the police. Politicians know that they can drum up the right voter incentive if they promise to increase the police budget. To be clear: Defunding the police is not stripping the department of all its resources, but rather reallocating funds to other agencies. And the only way to ensure that something like this never happens again is to defund the institution that enables it.
A Senegal-Raised, Silicon Valley-Based Designer Shares Her Vision for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Future
Just a few weeks ago, sustainability was top of mind for designers as COVID-19 exacerbated issues the industry has ignored for years: excessive waste, enormous carbon emissions, overcrowded factories. Even the brands that aren’t under fire are likely asking themselves: What else can we do? The nature of systemic racism is that most of fashion’s decision-makers lack the experience or knowledge required to chart a way forward. It’s grown to become a prime example of how a fashion brand can prioritize both sustainability and inclusivity. So when I decided to launch a line, the first thing I did was go back to the artisanal village.
Coronavirus: China needs GDP growth of about 3 per cent in 2020 to meet job goals, analysts say
China is relying on increased infrastructure spending to boost flagging growth, but that will not necessarily help small private businesses in the country. Photo: Reuters
Salwa Eid Naser suspended for breaching anti-doping rules... just a year after 400m win in Doha
Salwa Eid Naser, the surprise winner of the 400m world title last year, has been suspended for breaching anti-doping rules. The Nigeria-born Bahraini, who took almost a second off her personal best in beating the Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo in Doha, has been charged with a 'whereabouts' violation. Under the rules, three missed tests in a rolling 12-month period will trigger a charge. Her 48.14sec run in Doha stands as the third fastest in history for the distance and the quickest since 1985. World champion Salwa Eid Naser has been suspended for breaching anti-doping rules
Yucatán turns orange; will ease coronavirus restrictions
The government of Yucatán has elected to make its own choice regarding coronavirus restrictions, declaring that it will set the state’s color in the stoplight system designed by the federal government. That color, effective Monday, will be orange. The move will allow the reactivation of nonessential activities such as manufacturing, real estate services and professional services. Hotels and restaurants and retailers will be allowed to open, but with certain restrictions. Like most of the rest of the country, Yucatán was painted red last week on the federal government’s stoplight map.
Justin Trudeau takes a knee at protest but Twitter immediately calls him out for blackface photos
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended an anti-racism protest on Friday where he took a public knee in solidarity with demonstrators - but not without being reminded of his blackface photos. While some thanked him for his support, many on social media were quick to point out his history of wearing blackface which emerged in several photos last year. 'Trudeau couldn't get away with going to this event in blackface so he went with a black mask instead,' one person tweeted. Another critic said the gesture was 'as effective as wearing blackface to end racism...which he has also done.' Trudeau came under fire last September after three photos emerged of him wearing blackface, including one of him in costume during a 2001 Arabian Nights party when he was a teacher.
Trump administration orders Marriott to close Cuban hotel, chain claims
Marriott International has been ordered by the Trump administration to cease hotel operations in Havana, Cuba. President Donald Trump wants to pressure Cuba into democratic reform and to stop its support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, according to the outlet. Since taking power in 2017, President Trump has rolled back the easing of the relationship between the two countries, but did renew the hotel’s licence in 2018. Marriott had planned to manage a second hotel in Havana, at the historic Hotel Inglaterra, but was unable to open it before today’s announcement. She added: “Whether claiming to support the Cuban people or Cuban private sector or not wanting to interfere in existing business operations, the president has said one thing on Cuba and consistently done another.”
Washington Monument struck by lightning
VideoLightning struck the Washington DC on Thursday night as the city was under a flash flood warning. One bolt from the storm hit the Washington Monument. Two national guard troops were seriously injured by the lightning.
Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas, reversing policy
The WHO had previously said there was not enough evidence to say that healthy people should wear masks. The organisation had always advised that medical face masks should be worn by people who are sick and those caring for them. "We are advising governments to encourage that the general public wear a mask." This is a big shift in the WHO's guidance on when the public should cover their faces. Over 60s with underlying health conditions should go further, the WHO said, and wear medical-grade masks to give themselves better protection.
2020 Honda Jazz review: all-round improvement for new hybrid supermini
My first acquaintance with the Jazz came with a crash. In autumn 2001, at its Tochigi R&D centre in Japan, Honda staged an illuminating offset crash test between the 1,150kg Jazz (its replacement for the dismal Logo) and a six-year-old, 1,830kg Honda Legend saloon at a closing speed of 62mph. When the dust settled the dummies in the Jazz were shaken but intact, the doors could be opened and the passenger compartment retained its shape. In 19 years, cumulative sales around the world as Jazz (or Fit in some markets) have been more than 7.5 million and in the UK total Jazz sales to date have been 406,139; maybe you just notice them more...I’ve driven all of them; each new generation recognisably similar, but a little improved. Honda is a company run by engineers rather than marketing wallahs; it builds a better mousetrap, hopes the world will come and usually it does.
Justin Trudeau takes a knee at anti-racism protest in Ottawa – video
Justin Trudeau took a knee in solidarity with demonstrators at an anti-racism protest in Ottawa on Friday. Wearing a black cloth mask, the Canadian prime minister kneeled after protesters asked him to. Trudeau said earlier this week that Canadians were watching what was unfolding in the US with horror and consternation, and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about Donald Trump and the use of teargas against protesters to clear the way for a photo opportunityJustin Trudeau takes a knee at Ottawa anti-racism protest
Letters: Looking forward to a plate of spaghetti and a matching face covering
SIR – Face coverings will be obligatory on public transport from June 15. I wonder if the Government will next insist they be mandatory in pubs and restaurants when they reopen. Ken CulleyMarlborough, WiltshireSIR – If face coverings are to be compulsory for public transport, why doesn’t the Government say, with some attempt at honesty, that it is a psychological tool, nothing else. To make them feel safer is what the Government, any government, requires to get the economy and society working again. Will there ever be a point when the British people decide to leave the nursery and join the grown-up world?
First Nations center holding free COVID testing event Saturday
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — First Nations Community HealthSource, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health and the city of Albuquerque, will offer free COVID-19 drive-thru testing for the International District on Saturday. It is open to all community members and participants don’t need to have symptoms in order to be tested. People can arrive on bikes, in a car or on foot and don’t need to have insurance or an ID, according to a flier for the event. This is the second mass testing event First Nations, New Mexico’s urban Indian health center, has held. Saturday’s testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 625 Truman NE.
Coronavirus cases in Arizona, mapped by county: June 5
Tucson was one of many cities in the country that saw protests, many becoming violent, Friday night following the police killing earlier this week of a black man in Minneapolis.
The pandemic has made a lot of social situations awkward. Here's how to handle them.
As we emerge from our pandemic isolation, the world we're coming back to is far different and more socially confusing than it once was. We're used to warm hugs, hearty handshakes and big gatherings, which means our new safety-conscious lifestyles are bound to get a little awkward.
Utah posts largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases
In this Monday, June 1, 2020, photo, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr., speaks during the Utah Gubernatorial Republican Primary Debate in Salt Lake City. Huntsman Jr. has one of the most recognizable names in the state as a former popular governor and son of a billionaire philanthropist. He stepped down as U.S. ambassador to Russia under Donald Trump to return to Utah and make a run and reclaiming his seat.
'Completely, completely out of balance': OSU basketball angry, disappointed after NCAA deals postseason ban, scholarship reduction
At 9:20 a.m. Friday morning, he first received word that NCAA sanctions were coming. The ruling concludes an investigation that ruled former OSU associate coach Lamont Evans accepted bribes to influence student-athletes from 2016-17. “Maybe probation, I could see. Maybe some reduction in recruiting activities, even though there were no recruiting violations here. “But in terms of a postseason ban for a group of kids who were probably 15 and 16 years old when this thing was going on is completely, completely out of balance.”
Oklahoma medical professionals rally in support of black lives
Hundreds of local medical professionals rallied at the Oklahoma state Capitol on Friday in a show of solidarity for those protesting police violence and racial injustice. Speakers said racism is a public health crisis and encouraged all medical professionals to work to improve racial disparities largely felt by people of color. Local pediatrician Dr. Noor Jihan Abdul-Haqq, who helped organize the lunchtime event attended by medical professionals in scrubs and doctors in white lab coats, noted Friday would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday if she had not been killed by Louisville police. Taylor, who was black, was shot at least eight times by police as they executed a search warrant in her apartment. Like George Floyd, the handcuffed black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police, Taylor’s name has become a rallying cry for those protesting police violence that disproportionately affects black people.
Seattle mayor to ban tear gas for next 30 days amid protests
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle mayor has banned the police use of tear gas as protests continue in the city and nationally over the killing of George Floyd. Mayor Jenny Durkan said in a news conference Friday afternoon that the ban would continue for 30 days. The move came hours after three civilian police watchdog groups urged city leaders to do so to build public trust and until the department adopts policies and training for the use of the chemical agent, The Seattle Times reported. “After hearing concerns about the use of CS gas for crowd control purposes earlier this week ... we decided we were going to suspend its use for 30 days,” Best said.
Venezuela jails 3 DirecTV managers over US firm service end
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Friday jailed the last of three local managers of DirecTV under an arrest warrant following the Dallas-based company's abrupt cutoff of services to the South American country, citing U.S. sanctions against the socialist government. One of the three employees told reporters before surrendering to authorities at a feared Caracas jail called the Helecoide that he had no prior knowledge that the services were being ended and that he was innocent of any crimes. Carlos Villamizar, a father of two young children, said he was a victim along with hundreds of fellow employees who lost their jobs with the shutdown. “It was a total surprise,” he said, choking up with emotion, in comments at his lawyer's office before surrendering. “I'm innocent.”
Utah suspends Morgan Scalley for texting racial slur in 2013
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has suspended defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley for using a racial slur in a 2013 text message. Utes athletic director Mark Harlan said in a statement Friday that he was made aware of a social media post that referenced the text message. Utah will have an outside firm review the matter for more details and to determine whether it was an isolated incident. Morgan will be suspended until the review is completed. “The use of any form of racist language is not only antithetical to our policies and our values, but it is an affront to all of us, especially our African-American community members,” Harlan said.
Pros and cons: How the NBA's restart plan affects the Thunder
Pros and cons: How the NBA's restart plan affects the ThunderThe Thunder and 21 other teams will meet at Disney World this summer to resume the NBA season. The return-to-play format is arbitrary, but any plan amid a pandemic would be. Thirteen teams from the West and nine from the East. A July 31 start date and a potential Oct. 12 conclusion. So how does the newly approved plan affect the Thunder?
FC Dallas keeper Jesse Gonzalez suspended amid abuse claims
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — MLS suspended FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez on Friday amid allegations of domestic abuse. The league said the decision came after a report of alleged incidents of abuse made to police in Frisco, the Dallas suburb that is home to the soccer club. MLS said Gonzalez voluntarily entered the league’s program for substance abuse and behavioral health. The 25-year-old Gonzalez has been the primary starter for FC Dallas since 2017 and had a career-high 84 saves in the regular season last year. FC Dallas lost to Seattle 4-3 in the first round of the playoffs.
What's next for the NBA? A plan for testing is the big key
For the NBA, it is not officially time to play. It’s getting closer, but the league isn’t there yet. Another step was completed Friday as expected when the representatives from the National Basketball Players Association voted to unanimously approve the proposal that the NBA’s Board of Governors approved a day earlier. More talks and negotiations are scheduled for the coming days to work out everything else, and it is a sizable list. A look at some of the other issues facing the league, both in the quest to finish this season and then what awaits in the coming year:
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Officers suspended after man, 75, shoved and hurt on videoVideo of a police officer appearing to shove an elderly protester who falls and cracks his head in Buffalo drew widespread condemnationNation
Coronavirus in Oklahoma daily update: 96 new cases; 1 new deaths
Coronavirus in Oklahoma daily update: 96 new cases; 1 new deathsOklahoma's number of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 7,003, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The Health Department also reported one additional coronavirus-related death. OSDH has also released a list of COVID-19 testing sites in Oklahoma. That list can be found here. Here is a look at the latest coronavirus numbers for Oklahoma:
LIVE VIDEO: Protests and demonstrations continue heading into the weekend
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Here’s what we know about the water at Downtown Columbus protests
Here’s what we know about the water at the Downtown protests. Protesters have alleged and posted videos on social media that show Columbus Police officers pouring out water from bottles that protesters say they were using to wash themselves after being sprayed with tear gas. “One, some of those were actually being used as weapons to launch against police officers,” Quinlan said. The second reason he gave was that “you use the tear gas to get people to leave the area. The Dispatch also couldn’t find anyone who said they were sickened from drinking contaminated water.
Belle Isle Peace March
Belle Isle Peace MarchNearly 400 people marched across the MacArthur Bridge during the Belle Isle Peace March. Andy Morrison, The Detroit News
Michigan Supreme Court vacates order telling Owosso barber to close
Lansing — The Michigan Supreme canceled Friday a lower court's order that demanded Karl Manke immediately close his Owosso barbershop and sent Manke's case back to the state Court of Appeals for further consideration. The next day, the court's two-judge majority ordered a Shiawassee County circuit court judge to tell Manke to close his business. Manke's attorney, David Kallman, appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. On Friday, the Supreme Court vacated or revoked the orders from last week and sent the case back to the Michigan Court of Appeals for fuller consideration. The three-member Court of Appeals panel's majority decision for an immediate closure of Manke's barbershop over Judge Brock Swartzle's objection was "inexplicable," Viviano said.
Daily coronavirus updates: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities make up more than 80% of COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks; contact tracing increases slowly
The Department of Public Health has worked to increase efforts to begin to trace all the contacts of people who test positive for COVID-19. But just 24 of 65 public health departments are using the state’s program, which depends upon volunteers and registration by mobile phone. The Lamont administration has tracked the contacts of 449 cases since May 20, about 10% of the total in that time.
‘Today we say no more’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s office
The protest came two days after owner Shad Khan spoke against racism in a letter on the team website. He promised then the franchise would work toward a “timely response.” Former Jaguars receiver Ernest Wilford, now an officer at the department, joined them on the steps at the sheriff's office.
'Not what love and honor looks like.' Miami professor accused of making racist remarks at protesters
Douglas Brooks, a retired Miami University faculty member, will still be teaching a course over the summer. Osborne's message states students will have the opportunity to complete the course with another professor as a result of the incident. In Osborne's letter, he states that the university has spoken to Brooks and that Brooks denied the allegations. The petition states city council member Jason Bracken reported the event. This response comes a few days after the university posted a statement "regarding the recent acts of violence" to their website.
Feds, police seek help locating ‘persons of interest’ in arsons during local protests
Federal and local investigators are asking for help identifying “persons of interest” who might help solve arson fires set at St. Paul businesses amid George Floyd protests last week. In addition to identifying persons of interest, authorities are also asking people to share photos or videos that might show people starting or stoking fires in St. Paul or Minneapolis. The ATF, the FBI, the St. Paul Fire Department, the St. Paul Police Department and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division are cooperating in the investigations. When using Report It, select “ATF — St Paul Field Division” as the reporting agency. Because the ATF is working closely with the FBI, if the information has already been given to the FBI, it’s not necessary to submit to the ATF.
Anna Canzano: Taking your questions for “Sam Dermody” of Ozark on Netflix
That Expert Show host Anna Canzano is inviting you to ask questions of Kevin Johnson, the actor who plays Sam Dermody on the popular Netflix series Ozark. POST YOUR QUESTION VIA FACEBOOK, TWITTER, EMAILJohnson grew up as been recurring as Sam Dermody for all three seasons. He’s been a professional actor more than a decade, with television credits that include One Tree Hill, Banshee and Finding Carter. His film credits include Prisoners, Careful What You Wish For and American Animals. It utilizes input from the audience and is streamed live every Monday at 11 a.m. Pacific Time via Facebook, Twitter and the show’s website.
Dismissing appeal, City Council OK’s seven-story project along West Seventh
The St. Paul City Council has rejected an appeal submitted by residents in the West Seventh neighborhood against a mixed-use project that would replace Bonfe’s Auto Service. Northland Real Estate and the Ackerberg Group have proposed a seven-story building up to 85 feet tall, or 10 feet taller than normally allowed. The St. Paul Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for the project, but neighbors appealed, calling the project too dense for the area. The council on Wednesday rejected the appeal. Council Member Jane Prince cast the lone dissenting vote, and Dai Thao was absent.
St. Paul City Council postpones hearing on tenants rights
The St. Paul City Council has postponed to June 24 a public hearing on a series of proposed residential tenant protections. Council members are expected to introduce amendments to the proposed S.A.F.E. Council President Amy Brendmoen, who suggested the new schedule, said city staff and the general public need time to consider any proposed changes but their attention has been diverted by riots, protests and looting in recent days. Council Members Mitra Jalali and Nelsie Yang voted against rescheduling the hearing, which was previously scheduled for June 10 and already had been delayed for months by the coronavirus pandemic. “I simply would like to stick to the schedule,” Jalali said.
Horse racing without spectators set to begin at Hawthorne, but Arlington International Racecourse is stuck at the gate
The Illinois Racing Board on Friday approved a proposal to start harness racing at Hawthorne Race Course — without spectators. Fans won’t be able to attend the suburban Stickney facility, but they will be able to watch the races and place wagers at Chicago-area off track betting parlors.
Second City owner Andrew Alexander to exit after accusations of institutionalized racism leveled at theater
“The irony is that what attracts so many people to Second City -- myself included,” he continued, “is that it gives a public platform to a group of people to speak truth to power and use the undeniable power of comedy to force a recognition of injustice. Over the years, Second City has never shied away from talking about oppression. On stage, we have always been on the right side of the issue and of that, I am very proud. On stage, we dealt with the absurdity of the equal opportunity narrative that society uses to oppress BIPOC. We dealt with the double standard that rationalizes violence against people of color.
Hotels cut thousands of jobs in Illinois in May as pandemic continues to hit travel and hospitality hard
The chain previously announced plans to cut 1,300 corporate jobs worldwide and 350 in Chicago, or about a third of its local headquarters staff, after efforts to save money by cutting executive salaries and reducing employees’ pay and work schedules fell short. The company said Friday that some of the 566 layoffs reported to the state are remote workers.
Belugas, dolphins, penguins and more: fertile times at the Shedd
Penguins have been the stars of the aquarium’s social media efforts during closure so it seems fitting to give them equal billing with the marine mammals here. Penguins are raising four healthy chicks in their nests, the aquarium reports.
French forces kill al-Qaida’s North African commander, defense minister announces
Under his leadership, AQIM claimed responsibility for several deadly attacks across Algeria. More recently he had been commanding all the al-Qaida groups in North Africa and the Sahel, including the JNIM, which has claimed responsibility for devastating attacks on the Malian military and U.N. peacekeepers trying to stabilize the volatile country.
Listen: Being an actor during a pandemic
Broadway might be dark but actors like Glass, originally from Merrick, are adapting to the pandemic and getting ready for what comes next. At least actors are used to uncertainty, says Glass, who says he’s been auditioning since age seven and has played characters from Buzz Lightyear to Will Ferrell’s Christmas elf on the stage. “They're going to create some kind of way for theater to come back, especially to tell about what's happening now,” says Glass. Nurses, truck drivers, food donors and more share their experiences in other episodes of "Life Under Coronavirus" available at newsday.com/lifeundercoronavirus or wherever you listen to podcasts.
MAP: Here’s the latest forecast path of Tropical Storm Cristobal
The forecast track has the storm making landfall Sunday somewhere along the Louisiana shore, where tropical storm warnings are in effect, including for New Orleans and portions of the Florida panhandle. Some evacuations have been ordered.
‘They clearly shot me in the face’: Another protester says police blasted him with a rubber bullet
According to Brown, a canister of gas rolled near his feet, and he tried to kick it away. Then, he said, he noticed a Fort Lauderdale police officer aiming what appeared to be a gun at him from roughly 30 yards away. “I saw him aim at me,” he said. “His objective was to hit me somewhere in the upper body.”
ACLU sues Broward sheriff to free inmates from jails amid pandemic
The lawsuit alleges several factors contributing to the high rates of infection. It claims inmates are given very little access to basic sanitary supplies. In addition, crowded conditions within the jail make social distancing impossible. The lawsuit also alleges that a lack of personal protective equipment and the continued transfer of prisoners between facilities has created fertile grounds for viral spread.
After leaving Humboldt Park these protestors broke out in dance
After leaving Humboldt Park these protestors broke out in danceDuring a quick break, protestors broke out dancing, doing the ‘Cupid Shuffle’ as they marched from Humboldt Park in Bay View. Patricia McKnight, Wochit
Six percent of asymptomatic Philly inmates tested positive for COVID-19 as jails move to the ‘yellow’ phase
Previously inmates had to pay for personal-use soap out of their commissary accounts and reported having to choose whether to shower or use the phone to contact loved ones during the limited periods they were let out under the “shelter-in-cell” policy that the jails had adopted in an effort to curb the virus’ spread.
Thousands of medical workers turn out to remember George Floyd and work for health equity
The hundreds of health professionals massed at the heart of Thomas Jefferson University on Friday afternoon voiced a truth often left unspoken: That the outcomes of systemic racism appear in hospitals every day in black patients who fare worse than white patients when being treated for diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and a host of other illnesses. The past three months of pandemic have only made more obvious how the stress of racism, along with greater poverty and disadvantages in education, jobs and housing have left black Americans suffering disproportionately. The coronavirus-related death rates among black Philadelphians are about 30% higher than for the city’s white population.
National Basketball Players Association approves NBA’s 22-team return-to-play format
The league and the NBPA will work through several details on the resumption of the season. Both sides will also negotiate a start date for the 2020-21 season. Right now, the league wants to start training camps on Nov. 10, four weeks after the last possible day of this season’s NBA Finals. The start of the ’20-21 season is scheduled for Dec. 1. However, referring to the training-camp date, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts told ESPN, “I was surprised to see it.”
Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez likely headed for Tommy John surgery
Dominguez went for an MRI examination on March 12, the day spring training was shut down, but soon after he returned to his native Dominican Republic, leaving his surgery status in limbo until now. If, as expected, he has surgery, it is clear he will not return for the in-jeopardy 2020 season. It’s possible he will also miss all of the 2021 season.
Sixers’ NBA title odds generously holding at 25-1
If they finish third or sixth, they’d likely get Toronto in the second round again. With Kawhi Leonard no longer a Raptor, maybe the bounce will go in Joel Embiid’s direction this time. Eichner said the Sixers (8-1) have written more bets to win the Eastern Conference, followed by overwhelming favorite Milwaukee (1-2).
The people over 80 who survived the coronavirus | Coronavirus Newsletter
Thousands of people over 80 have died from the coronavirus, but my colleague Stacey Burling writes that many are surviving. “We had a 96-year-old guy who never had a symptom,” said Joshua Uy, medical director of a West Philadelphia nursing home. Some with mild symptoms have "recovered and it’s like nothing ever happened to them.” Doctors are trying to figure out why some live and others don’t. Read more here.
It was full-throttle basketball in Pangos AZ league
It was full-throttle basketball in Pangos AZ leagueArizona’s top high school basketball talent came out for Pangos Best of Arizona LeagueRichard Obert, azcentral sports
Instant replay: The best sports on TV Saturday
Cardinals-Red Sox, Game 6, 2013 World SeriesMLB Network, 11 a.m.One Red Sox batter homered in this championship clincher. How many guesses would it take for you to remember it was Stephen Drew? Matt Ryan throws three touchdowns for the Eagles, and Brian Hoyer goes 14 for 36 with four interceptions for the Spartans. Capitals-Bruins, March 7, 1994NESN, 6 p.m.Cam Neely scores his 50th goal of the season in the Bruins’ 66th game? Neely scores his 50th goal of the season in just the 44th game he played?
Twitter disables Trump campaign’s George Floyd video tribute
Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the president, one of its most widely followed users. The company put a label on a video posted by the @TeamTrump account that said, “This media has been disabled in response to a claim by the copyright owner.” The video was still up on President Trump’s YouTube channel and includes pictures of Floyd, whose death sparked widespread protests, at the start. “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,” Twitter said in a statement. It did not say who made the complaint.
PG&E Corp preparing $11 billion debt financing: investor
"While the company comes out of this slightly overleveraged, it has a strong business and will be able to pay down the debt," Schultze said. Bloomberg first reported on the debt financing plans on Friday. PG&E said it was working diligently to obtain approval for its reorganization plan by the bankruptcy court as soon as possible. The regulator had also approved PG&E's request to issue new debt and securities to finance its exit from bankruptcy. PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January last year, citing potential liabilities exceeding $30 billion from major wildfires sparked by its equipment in 2017 and 2018.
Czech government orders out two Russian embassy staff
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government has declared two staff at the Russian Embassy in Prague persona non grata and ordered them to leave, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday. He said the decision came after what he called infighting among embassy personnel that led to false allegations about a planned Russian assault on three Czech politicians. The Russian Embassy denounced the decision announced by Babis as a "fabricated provocation". Czech President Milos Zeman has warm personal ties with Moscow but overall bilateral relations have turned frosty amid several politically charged rows. Prague City Hall angered Moscow earlier this year when it renamed a square outside the Russian Embassy after murdered Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, a prominent opponent of President Vladimir Putin.
Cuomo: Protesters have 'civic duty' to get virus tested
Protesters march on the Brooklyn Bridge after a rally in Cadman Plaza Park, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Cuomo was particularly concerned about daily mass demonstrations in New York City, which is poised to relax some restrictions amid an intense, monthslong effort to tame the outbreak. Regions of the state outside of New York City have begun phasing in economic activity after progress in slowing the spread of the virus. Fewer people are being hospitalized statewide for COVID-19, and the recorded daily death toll was 52 on Wednesday, compared to 800 at the peak of the outbreak. “New York City had the highest number of protesters," Cuomo said.
Former UH star Galen Robinson honoring George Floyd and fights on for chance in NBA
This former U of H star used his platform to raise money in George Floyd's name with the use of his apparel company?
Why Police Response To George Floyd Protests Range So Much
Law enforcement reaction to protests is varying agency by agency, and it highlights a call for national standards in police use of force.
‘Rivers of Power’ Review: The Force That Flows
It’s hard to imagine a world without rivers. The continents would be higher, colder and more rugged, and we humans might still be hugging the coastlines. Our iconic cities, situated along rivers, would not have been built. Even so, rivers’ crucial role in shaping civilization is “grandly underappreciated,” according to Laurence C. Smith, professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences at Brown University. In his important new book “Rivers of Power,” he surveys mankind’s long, shifting relationship with our rivers, ranging from prehistory to the present and embracing...
‘The Deficit Myth’ Review: Years of Magical Thinking
Modern monetary theory, known as MMT, erupted suddenly into the public consciousness when it won the attention of high-profile politicians including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and their media admirers. Its central proposition states that the U.S. federal government can and should freely print money to finance a massive spending agenda, with no concern about debt and deficits. What is MMT? Its advocates have told us in essays, blog posts, videos and tweets what MMT says about this and that, but what is its...
‘Ornette Coleman’ Review: Gone to the Territory
When friends, family and admirers filled Manhattan’s Riverside Church to celebrate the life of Ornette Coleman, who died in 2015 at the age of 85, an opening procession was led by members of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, from Morocco. They were among the long, diverse list of collaborators with Coleman, who, as alto saxophonist and bandleader, occasional violinist and trumpeter, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, was the most unbound and least predictable figure in jazz history. That day, pianist Cecil Taylor, Coleman’s contemporary, played with a combination of solemnity and joy that suggested Coleman’s own distinct...
Not Just Another Protest
Not Just Another ProtestEnlarge this image toggle caption Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Marcio Jose Sanchez/APThere is so much to unpack in this current moment. NPR has curated a podcast playlist to amplify conversations about law enforcement, racial injustice, and the black American experience. You can stream this playlist via Spotify and NPR One. 'It's Been a Minute' is produced by Jinae West, Anjuli Sastry, Andrea Gutierrez and Hafsa Fathima. Our intern is Hafsa Fathima.
Roger Goodell Admits NFL Was Wrong About Kneeling Protests
In a major reversal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell admitted on Friday that their organization was wrong for not allowing NFL players to peacefully protest police brutality against Black people during the national anthem. “We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People,” Goodell said in a filmed statement posted to Twitter. “We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest,” he added. “We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter.”
Frank Figliuzzi on Trump’s strategy to divide: He relishes the idea that people are appalled
The number of former military officials rebuking Trump’s use of force against the protestors continues to grow
Lisa Page: ‘I am hopeful that courage begets courage‘
MSNBC national security and legal analyst Lisa Page reacts to individuals choosing this moment to speak out against the Trump administration
‘She is like a dictator:’ Trump refers to Maine Gov. Janet Mills over COVID-19 restrictions
During his visit to a swab factory in Maine, President Trump questions Maine Governor Janet Mills' handling of COVID-19 restrictions, asks "why isn't she opening up your state?"
'Don’t retreat:' LA Mayor Garcetti to 'all leaders' in the U.S.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti responds to criticism following his announcement to scale back LAPD budget; adds this is "the moment" we have been waiting for.
Eddie Glaude on Trump invoking George Floyd during jobs report: 'He lacks empathy'
At a news conference earlier Friday to address May unemployment figures that were released in the morning, Trump said, “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing happening for our country. '” Professor Eddie Glaude says the president lacks empathy.
Giant 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted near White House a 'monument' to protesters
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday had "Black Lives Matter" painted on the street that leads to the White House where protesters have been demonstrating following George Floyd’s death in police custody.
South Dakota Couple Accused of Using Cattle Prod on Children
(AP) — A South Dakota couple is accused of giving four children illegal drugs and of zapping them with a cattle prod to get them to comply with orders. Investigators have recommended charging Lance Long, 36, and Crystallynn Long, 40, of Sioux Falls, with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon, abuse or cruelty to a minor and numerous other counts. Bond was set at $50,000 for Lance Long, the children’s stepfather, and $15,000 for Crystallynn Long during a court appearance Thursday in Sioux Falls. The couple gave the children methamphetamine and marijuana and shocked them with a cattle prod “to get the children to obey commands or if they weren’t listening,” Phillips said. Authorities received a child abuse complaint May 13 from someone connected to the couple, Phillips said.
Indian travel firm Yatra scraps merger deal with U.S.-based Ebix
(Reuters) - India’s Yatra Online Inc said on Friday it was terminating a pending merger agreement with U.S. software firm Ebix Inc (EBIX.O), and had filed a litigation seeking “substantial” damages for Ebix’s alleged breach of deal terms. Ebix had agreed here to buy Yatra in 2019 for an enterprise value of $337.8 million, aiming to beef up its portfolio of Indian travel companies, including Mumbai-based Mercury Travels and Delhi-based Leisure Corp.Indian travel services company Yatra said it is seeking damages against Ebix for breaching terms of their merger agreement, including clauses on representations and covenants. Ebix did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment. Separately, Yatra said it has implemented certain cost-saving measures starting April, including cutting management salaries by half and freezing salary hikes to weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business. Shares of Yatra were about 8% lower in extended trading.
UK's Sunak to delay major stimulus package until autumn: FT
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor Rishi Sunak chairs the daily COVID-19 briefing at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 29, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERSLONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak has decided to delay a major stimulus package until the autumn to see how the economy fares in the coronavirus fallout, the Financial Times reported on Friday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 27 promised that a post-coronavirus recovery package would be put before parliament. Sunak has also talked about the need to focus resources on national recovery. Neither the prime minister nor the finance minister have formally set out a timeline, and Sunak has declined to say whether he would bring forward his next budget statement, due in the autumn, to spell out how he will tackle Britain’s surging debt.
Bolsonaro calls WHO 'political,' threatens Brazil exit
FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on after a meeting at the Ministry of Defense headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brasilia, Brazil, May 29 2020. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoRIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - President Jair Bolsonaro threatened to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday unless it stops being a “partisan political organization.”In comments to journalists broadcast on CNN Brasil, Bolsonaro also said hydroxychloroquine “is back” after “sham” studies regarding its efficacy were retracted. Bolsonaro has touted the drug as a treatment for the novel coronavirus despite a lack of scientific evidence about its effectiveness.
Protests over police abuses spread to Mexico City, stones thrown at U.S. embassy
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Masked men and women protesting police abuses vandalized buildings and threw stones at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City on Friday as Mexican state authorities arrested three officers in a bid to quell anger over the death of a man in police custody. Bystanders can be heard saying the police were arresting him for not using a face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis said authorities had arrested three police officers over the death of Lopez, a construction worker. And I give you my word, Giovanni’s death will not go unpunished,” Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro said on Twitter. The Guadalajara mayor’s office said 26 people had been detained in the protests.
France wants 5G auction in September, junior minister tells Le Figaro
FILE PHOTO: French Junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher poses after an interview with Reuters in Paris, France, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - France wants to launch its planned auction of 5G frequencies in September so that the fifth generation mobile network can be deployed by year-end, junior economy minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher said in remarks published on Friday. In February, telecoms regulator Arcep had said it was hoping to award the 5G licences by June, but after France went into coronavirus lockdown mid-March, Arcep postponed the sale and said a new date would depend on the progression of the health crisis. “Our objective, and I have communicated it to Arcep, is that the auctions be launched quickly,” Pannier-Runacher told Le Figaro newspaper in an interview. “September is a reasonable objective... for a launch of 5G before the end of the year.”Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR had already submitted tender package for some frequencies in February.
Reviving a medieval Italian village
AdvertisementWithin the stone walls of the medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio, narrow lanes weave through stone arches, cobbled piazzas and overhanging buildings. A village which over centuries lived off agriculture and wool, Santo Stefano di Sessanio has just 108 inhabitants, less than a tenth of its pre-World War One population according to its mayor. The project has drawn tourists and injected life back into the village, according to locals. The village now has around a dozen tourist lodgings, Santavicca said, with plans to develop local leisure activities. According to Santavicca, Santo Stefano di Sessanio had some 1,100 residents before World War One.
Facebook's Zuckerberg says to review content policies after facing backlash over Trump posts
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) is looking at improving the social network’s content policies, while building products to advance racial justice, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday in response to the ongoing protests in the United States. Zuckerberg’s post comes after Facebook faced widespread backlash, including from its own employees, over its decision to leave up controversial posts from President Donald Trump. “I know many of you think we should have labeled the President’s posts in some way last week”, Zuckerberg said in a blog post, referring to his decision of not removing the inflammatory post by U.S. President Donald Trump containing the phrase “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on some goods to win trade deal - Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a daily briefing to update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain June 3, 2020. Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS(Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some British goods in an attempt to win a trade deal and break the deadlock in talks with the EU, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. Britain’s chief negotiator, David Frost, had made a significant new offer, the newspaper reported, citing sources. EU and British negotiators said on Friday they had made very little progress in their latest round of talks about a Brexit free trade agreement, with just weeks left to extend a year-end deadline to reach a deal.
Stocks surge on strong jobs report
BusinessStocks surge on strong jobs reportPostedWall Street surged on Friday after a strikingly upbeat May jobs report unexpectedly provided the clearest evidence yet that the U.S. economy is headed for a quicker-than-anticipated recovery. Fred Katayama reports.
Johnson drawing up economic recovery bill - Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during question period at the House of Commons in London, Britain June 3, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS(Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is drawing up an economic recovery bill aimed at reducing red tape and reviving the economy from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. British ministers have been asked to submit ideas for reforms to enable companies to adapt to the effects of the pandemic and ensure that essential services can operate while social distancing stays in place, the report added. Johnson’s plans may include reforms to revive infrastructure development that has been halted by the COVID-19 lockdown, the newspaper reported, without giving financial details.
Trump orders big U.S. troop cut in Germany, official says
The move would reduce U.S. troops numbers in Germany to 25,000, from the 34,500 currently there. This official said there was less need for the large contingent in Germany due to overall increased defense spending by the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. The official said the United States started working on the plan in September and had just now got the pieces in place. Trump has pressed Germany to raise defense spending and accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia due to its energy reliance. It is believed the United States also has nuclear warheads there.
Facebook's Zuckerberg says working on products to promote racial justice
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott(Reuters) - Facebook Inc has started a workstream for building products to advance racial justice in response to the ongoing protests in the country, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
Brazil deficit forecast of 10% of GDP looks 'optimistic': Treasury Secretary
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s primary budget deficit target for this year of 10% of gross domestic product is looking optimistic, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Friday, noting that tax revenue and the economic outlook could be worse than forecast. Speaking at an online event hosted by Verde Asset Management, Almeida also said that the fiscal adjustment required to get the public finances back in line following the coronavirus crisis could take up to six years.
UK PM Johnson drawing up economic recovery bill: Daily Mail
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is drawing up an economic recovery bill aimed at reducing red tape and reviving the economy from the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Mail newspaper reported. British ministers have been asked to submit ideas for reforms to enable companies to adapt to the effects of the pandemic and ensure that essential services can operate while social distancing stays in place, the report added. Johnson’s plans may include reforms to revive infrastructure development that has been halted by the COVID-19 lockdown, the newspaper reported, without giving financial details.
Facebook's Zuckerberg says working on products to promote racial justice
FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, February 15, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert(Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) has started a workstream for building products to advance racial justice in response to the ongoing protests in the country, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.
British PM offers to accept EU tariffs on some goods to win trade deal: Daily Mail
Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods in an attempt to win a trade deal and break the deadlock in talks with the EU, the Daily Mail reported. According to the offer, the UK would accept tariffs on a small number of goods in return for the European Union dropping its demand that Britain continue to follow EU rules. A threat made earlier to walk away from trade talks this month if no progress were made has been relaxed due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Mail said. The idea of imposing tariffs was not immediately welcomed by Brussels, according to the Daily Mail. Their relationship is now governed by a transition arrangement that keeps previous rules in place while they negotiate new terms.
A closer look at systemic issues for people of color
NBC’s Kate Snow reports on systemic, enduring disparities between white Americans and those who are black and brown.
YouTube is hosting a star-studded tribute to the class of 2020 this weekend
(CNN) YouTube Originals is celebrating the class of 2020 in style with a star-studded group of commencement speakers -- headlined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama -- and performers honoring this year's graduates. The four-plus hour event is being called "Dear Class of 2020," and it is meant to serve as an inspirational tribute to this year's graduates amid the coronavirus pandemic and social justice movements taking place, according to a news release. The Obamas will be joined by Beyoncé, BTS, Lady Gaga, Secretary Robert M. Gates, Sundar Pichai, Secretary Condoleezza Rice and Malala Yousafzai as commencement speakers. Lizzo, BTS, the New York Philharmonic and dozens of artists will be performing, and there will be appearances by stars such as Dwyane Wade, Alicia Keys, Tom Hanks and many more. However, it was moved in honor of George Floyd's memorial service taking place that same day.
Murals remembering George Floyd appear around the world
As George Floyd’s family lays his body to rest, artists around the world create tributes in his honor. NBC News’ Carl Nasman speaks to one artist who hopes his mural will inspire others to take action.
Man who wielded chainsaw at Texas protesters detained by police
A man seen in a video wielding a chainsaw at protesters in Texas on Friday has been detained by police, according to the McAllen Police Department. The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, can be heard shouting at the people on the sidewalk to "move" while he revs the chainsaw. "Don’t let those f------ n------ out there fool you." He continues: "Don't let those f------ trash antifa b------ people," he also says, his voice trailing off. A dispatcher with the McAllen Police Department told NBC News that the man has been detained and that an investigation is ongoing.
Roger Goodell Answers NFL Players' Video on Equality: 'Black Lives Matter'
Morry Gash/Associated PressNFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has responded to a video posted on social media by several players calling for the league to speak out and support its black players. In a video from the NFL's official Twitter account, Goodell said, "We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People," and "We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
Esper and Milley refuse to testify about military's role in policing protests, source says
An informal briefing for lawmakers by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy was also canceled for Friday, the aide said. Instead he used force to remove peaceful protesters to stage a photo opportunity. Instead of doing the right thing, he once again did the absolute wrong thing," Smith said in a statement Wednesday. The role of the U.S. military in domestic U.S. law enforcement is limited by law. "I remain gravely concerned about the President Trump's seemingly autocratic rule and how it affects the judgment of our military leadership."
The week in 13 headlines
(CNN) This week, protests over George Floyd's death reached a new level around the country. President Donald Trump stepped up the federal military's footprint in Washington, DC amid protests -- including firing on peaceful protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a park so he could have a photo op outside a church.
The Rock just gave a more presidential speech than Trump
Posted to Instagram Wednesday night , Johnson excoriates Trump's response while also offering up some of the empathy that has been wanting in the current President's response. Here's part of what he said (although you really should watch the whole eight-ish minutes):"Where are you? At this time when our country is down on its knees begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain, begging and pleading with its arms out just wanting to be heard. Begging and pleading and praying for change. And something everything Trump has said to date about the death of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers late last month has been sorely lacking.
Justin Trudeau takes a knee at Black Lives Matter demonstration on Parliament Hill
(CNN) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Ottawa on Friday. Trudeau's act of solidarity comes after he declined to comment earlier in the day about whether he would be attending the protest. At another point, he yelled "Amen" along with other protesters after a speaker discussed promoting love and justice. Some in the crowd shouted at him to stand up to US President Donald Trump, CTVnews reported. Though many celebrities have been outspoken about their support for protesters in the US, support from world leaders has been muted, despite global protests featuring the Black Lives Matter slogan.
Melissa Francis On May Jobs Report: “Astonishing” How Wrong The Experts Are, “They Were Off By 10 Million”
Melissa Francis, Host of After The Bell in FBN, Co-host of Outnumbered on FNC, Spoke with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson about the May jobs report. Francis blasted the financial "experts" for being wrong yet again. Saying,"Well, I mean, with astonishing things to me is how wrong the experts are really all the time. I would say the gap between where they thought the number was going to be and where it was with was 10 million. They were off by 10 million."
NFL condemns racism, admits 'we were wrong' not to listen to NFL player protests
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league was "wrong" for failing to listen to players who protested social injustice, he said on Friday in a video. In his second statement released since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minnesota, Goodell used the roughly 1:20 recorded message to not only "condemn and the systemic oppression of black people" but admit fault for not listening to its players "earlier." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
“Just A Stunner” Chris Wallace On May Jobs Report
Chris Wallace, Host of Fox News Sunday spoke with Fox News Radio's Guy Benson about the May jobs report. Wallace called the report "Just A Stunner". Wallace also said about the May report that,"I mean, this was just a stunner. And instead, we got an increase of two and a half million jobs and the unemployment rate went down from 14 points up into thirteen point three percent. Now, thirteen point three is a terrible number.
Photos from a night of peaceful protests across the nation
Floyd’s May 25 death in police custody — after a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes — has sent, over the past 10 days, people spilling into the streets to protest police violence as part of a public uprising unlike any the country has seen in decades.
Gene Weingarten: Who was that masked man, Fido?
Unlike their wolf ancestors, dogs need to read our faces. Dogs need to know how we are feeling about things. When faces disappear, dogs get upset, because there is a sudden mystery, and mystery is bad, possibly threatening. Some dogs — hound dogs, in particular — roo. ADADBut just this morning I went across the street to visit my friend and neighbor, Annie.
Why people around the world are protesting the death of George Floyd
Why people around the world are protesting the death of George FloydGeorge Floyd's death on May 25 has struck a nerve around the world and spurred many to call out what they see as racial injustices and police brutality in their own countries.
Manhattan DA Cy Vance says he won’t prosecute low-level protest arrests
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced Friday that his office won’t prosecute protesters for low-level offenses. “The D.A.’s Office declines to prosecute these arrests in the interest of justice,” Vance said. Vance said Friday that if people commit acts of violence against cops or loot and destroy property, they will still be charged accordingly. Now Vance says he won’t even prosecute them. Vance said he hopes the policy will reduce unnecessary arrests, reduce racial disparities in these types of arrests and free up his office and the courts to handle serious crimes.
How to watch strawberry moon 2020, which comes with a penumbral lunar eclipse
Friday’s night sky is set to host a full “strawberry” moon in partial penumbral eclipse in some parts of the world. A penumbral eclipse happens when the edge of Earth’s shadow (the penumbra) falls onto the moon, making the moon appear darker than it usually would. A trained eye is sometimes necessary to identify a penumbral lunar eclipse, and the event is not nearly so spectacular as a full lunar or solar eclipse, the Farmer’s Almanac writes. The strawberry portion of the moon’s name comes from the Native American tradition of naming each month’s moon. In Europe, traditional names for June’s moon include the honey moon, the mead moon and the rose moon.
Vaccines group raises $8.8B for immunization plans for poor countries
LONDON – The GAVI vaccines alliance said on Thursday it had raised $8.8 billion from international donor governments, companies and philanthropic foundations to fund its immunization programs through to 2025. The vaccines alliance also said it had raised $567 million towards an initial goal of $2 billion from international donors for an Advanced Market Commitment to buy future COVID-19 vaccines for poor countries. He added that when COVID-19 vaccines are ready, the AMC funding would ensure people all over the world can access them. GAVI said eight of the government donors were countries making their first ever pledge to the vaccines alliance: These were Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Finland, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal and Uganda. GAVI is a public-private partnership backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the WHO, the World Bank, UNICEF and others, which arranges bulk buys to reduce vaccine costs for poor countries.
Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand pledge $100 million to racial injustice fight
The Bulls legend/Charlotte Hornets owner, and Nike’s Jordan Brand, will be donating $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations “dedicated to racial equality, social justice and greater access to education,” a statement from Jordan and the company said. “I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. “I don’t have the answers, but our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others. Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all. “My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.”
How Bryce Dallas Howard’s kids impacted ‘The Mandalorian’ filming
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Forget what you heard: Bryce Dallas Howard’s kids are the real masterminds behind Baby Yoda. Howard, who directed “Chapter 4: Sanctuary” of “The Mandalorian,” said that her kids — 13-year-old Theodore and 8-year-old Beatrice — would come to the set and ask constantly about Baby Yoda, which led to the iconic meme of Baby Yoda sipping soup. “My daughter would come into the editing room, and she was 6 at the time, and whenever Baby wasn’t onscreen, she would lean over to me and be like, ‘Where’s Baby? Where’s Baby? “Jon was like, ‘If the kid is wondering, where’s Baby?
Experts Sound Alarm Over Coronavirus Spread as U.S. Ramps Up Reopening, Prepares for More Protests
Experts and officials warned about a possible increase of coronavirus infections as U.S. states continued this week to ease restrictions and thousands of people took to the streets nationwide to protest against the death of George Floyd in police custody. Nationally, there have been more than 1.87 million confirmed cases and more than 108,000 deaths from Covid-19, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. Last Friday, the U.S. had 1.74 million cases and reported deaths exceeded 102,000.
Why Aren’t We All Talking About Breonna Taylor?
“We’re not trying to compete with Floyd’s story, we’re trying to complete the story.”— Andrea Ritchie, author of “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color”In Her Words is available as a newsletter. Last week, Andrea Ritchie, a researcher at Barnard Center for Research on Women, joined thousands of others across the U.S. to take part in a protest demanding justice for George Floyd. She proudly chanted his name outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Officers burst into Taylor’s apartment while she was asleep during a late night drug investigation using a so-called “no-knock warrant.” Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who has said he was worried someone was breaking into the apartment, shot and wounded an officer. The officers have said that they then returned fire and shot Taylor at least eight times in her own home.
De Blasio Vows to Punish Officers Over Aggressive Policing of Protests: Live Updates
Though most of the protests have been peaceful, the police have been accused of being heavy- handed and at times violent in dispersing demonstrators who remained on the streets after a city-imposed curfew that began on Monday. “The people of the city need to see that when an officer does something wrong, it is investigated,” the mayor told reporters during a briefing. Mr. de Blasio said that his daughter, Chiara, who was arrested during the protests, told him of seeing officers without their body cameras turned on and that he was concerned over reports that the police had covered their names and badge numbers. New York City has been under a curfew since Monday after a smaller number of protesters ransacked stores in Midtown and SoHo, and businesses on Fordham Road in the Bronx. The mayor and police officials said the curfew would be largely used to detain those promoting violence against the police or those looting businesses, but that has not been the case.
Security Concerns Give the White House a Fortified New Look
WASHINGTON — President Trump was furious when news got out last weekend that as protesters gathered outside the White House he had been rushed to an underground bunker. But now, as crowds keep coming back to demonstrate, the entire White House seems to be turning into one. Every day, more fences go up and more concrete barriers are put in place as the security perimeter expands farther and farther. National Guard troops and riot police will certainly withdraw at some point, and White House officials say the barriers will be eventually removed. But history shows that security changes made at the White House in the heat of a momentary perceived threat often become lasting fixtures.
The Eerie Sound of Sports Without Fans
But fans will adjust, as they have adjusted to the many overhauls, aesthetic and otherwise, that our pastimes have undergone across the decades. Fans like to imagine that they are purists whose fever for sports derives from a devout Love of the Game. But fans don’t just love the games. It was a nice gesture, but did Dortmund really miss those fans? Fans watching at home need the fans in the stands; without them, a crucial life force drains from the games.
These are the 154 store locations that J.C. Penney is about to close
J.C. Penney Co. said late Thursday it will be closing 154 stores in the near future as part of its “store optimization strategy” after filing for bankruptcy protection last month. The closings will begin after a June 11 bankruptcy hearing in Texas, the company said. It makes sense to reduce its footprint and focus resources on its strongest stores and “powerful” e-commerce flagship store, jcp.com, the Plano, Texas–based retailer said.
4 Brilliantly Dumb Movies—and a Drinking Game for Each
AS WE ENTER month three of lockdown—reinforced by curfews in scores of cities—we could all use an occasional mental respite, and a standard-issue movie night won’t quite do. It’s time to get creative. Here are four easily digestible and suitably ludicrous films guaranteed to unplug the mind and drop the jaw. And to help ensure a worry-free evening, we’re pairing each with a cocktail and a custom drinking game. ROCKY IV (1985)For those who’ve lost track, this is the one where Rocky wins the Cold War by (spoiler alert) defeating...
Ken Griffin Buys a Jean-Michel Basquiat for More Than $100 Million
Text sizeBillionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin paid more than $100 million for Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump (1982), a large canvas by the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. “The vast majority of Ken’s art collection is on display at museums for the public to enjoy,” a spokesperson of Citadel, the Chicago-based hedge fund Griffin founded in 1990, said in a statement. From March to May 2019, Brant staged an exhibition of Basquiat works at the newly launched Brant Foundation Art Study Center in New York. Early last year, Griffin also spent $238 million on a penthouse at 220 Central Park South, a Robert A.M Stern-designed ultra-luxury condo on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row. The most valuable piece in his art collection is a Willem de Kooning painting, which he bought privately for $300 million from David Geffen in 2015, according to Artnews.
Washington Gears Up for Huge Saturday Protests
WASHINGTON—Activists and city officials are planning for huge gatherings on Saturday near the White House and other Washington landmarks as demonstrators push on with their call for wholesale justice reform after the killing of George Floyd. The District of Columbia’s government vividly expressed its solidarity with protesters on Friday, when city-authorized volunteers painted the words “Black Lives Matter” in huge yellow letters—from curb to curb—on 16th Street just north of the White House. They also hung a sign denoting...
U.S. Files Charges Against Chinese N95 Mask Maker
Federal prosecutors charged a Chinese manufacturer with exporting nearly a half million masks to the U.S. that falsely purported to be N95 respirators, saying the subpar products could have put health-care workers at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic. The masks were seized in April by federal authorities at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn on Friday.
Dozens Arrested in New York Protests to Remain in Jail
A New York state court judge refused to release dozens of people arrested as a result of protests and looting in Manhattan following the killing of George Floyd. The Legal Aid Society filed a writ Tuesday demanding the release of more than 100 people across the city arrested by the New York City Department. It said many had been detained in violation of the state’s 24-hour arrest-to-arraignment rule, which requires people newly arrested to be brought before a judge within that time.
Vatican Arrests Suspect in London Real-Estate Scandal
ROME—The Vatican announced its first arrest in connection with a financial scandal over the Holy See’s investments in London real estate. Vatican prosecutors on Friday arrested an Italian businessman, Gianluigi Torzi, charging him with various counts of extortion, embezzlement, fraud and money laundering, carrying a potential sentence of up to 12 years, according to the Holy See Press Office.
Trump Revives Criticism of NFL Players Who Kneel During National Anthem
Against a backdrop of national protests against police brutality, President Trump revived his criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to call attention to that issue and other forms of racial injustice. In two tweets Friday, Trump addressed remarks by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who on Thursday apologized for earlier comments that took issue with players protesting during the anthem.
What Trump could do under the Insurrection Act and martial law
What Trump could do under the Insurrection Act and martial lawPresident Trump threatened to implement the Insurrection Act to quell protests. What are the limits to his power and could he implement martial law? Just the FAQs, USA TODAY
Sharks found living inside underwater volcanoes
Sharks found living inside underwater volcanoesSharks are well known to be strong creatures, but scientists say they were shocked to find some living inside an active, underwater volcano.
‘The Bachelorette’s’ Rachel Lindsay believes Hannah Brown’s new N-word apology was ‘genuine’
An apology is an apology,” Lindsay told “Page Six” when asked about the video (watch below). It’s two weeks.”Lindsay was pleased that Brown issued a video apology, as she had initially asked Brown to do a Live together and use her platform after the incident. “I wanted her to do a live video, so people could see her, and she [now] did it, and it came across as genuine to me,” Lindsay said. So I feel like her apology was genuine.”But the franchise’s first and only black lead notes that the apology is just the first step. Last week, before Brown’s second apology, the attorney said she didn’t expect Brown to change because of toxic Bachelor Nation fans who came to Brown’s defense.
Vanessa Bryant Congratulates Late Daughter Gianna On Her 8th Grade Graduation: ‘Love You Forever & Always’
Vanessa Bryant shared a photo of her late daughter, Gianna’s, name framed by flowers on what would have been her eighth grade graduation. Vanessa Bryant paid loving tribute to her late daughter, Gianna ‘Gigi’ Bryant, on what would have been her eighth grade graduation. The widow of the late Kobe Bryant, 38, took to her Instagram account on June 5, where she shared a gorgeous photo of Gianna’s full name — Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant — written in beautiful typography with a lei of cream-colored flowers acting as a frame. More emotional than the image were the words Vanessa wrote in her caption. “ Congratulations on your 8th grade graduation Gigi,” Vanessa began the caption to her post.
‘Live PD’ Episodes, ‘Cops’ Pulled From Schedule Amid George Floyd Death
A&E has pulled this weekend’s episodes of its hit docuseries Live PD amid continued nationwide protests and outrage over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, Deadline has confirmed. Spike TVAdditionally, Paramount Network has shelved police series Cops, we’ve confirmed. Sean ‘Sticks’ Larkin, Live PD follows police departments from across the country in real time as they patrol their communities. Live PD also features law enforcement officers from the series who appear in-studio as guest analysts to provide additional commentary. Spike TV rebranded as Paramount Network in 2018.
Why Judd Apatow Hired ‘There Will Be Blood’ DP Robert Elswit to Shoot a Comedy
For "The King of Staten Island," Apatow wanted more exciting camerawork, so he turned to one of the best in the business. Judd Apatow makes big commercial comedies, and “The King of Staten Island” is no exception. “The King of Staten Island” presents a semi-fictionalized version of Davidson, as Scott, whose firefighter father died when his son was young. He captured that gritty feeling of Staten Island we were looking for. “The King of Staten Island” is available on premium VOD on June 12, 2020.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Deliver Summer Romance on ‘Sideways to New Italy’
It’s always fun to witness a band grow into how great they can be right in front of your eyes, and that’s exactly what happens with the second album from Rolling Blackouts Costal Fever. On their excellent 2018 debut LP, Hope Downs, these Australian guitar romantics proved themselves to be must-hear masters of Eighties college-rock scholarship. They’ve upped their game even further on Sideways to New Italy, and the result is a perfect summertime indie-rock record. With three guitarists who all write songs, Rolling Blackouts’ music could feel cluttered or disconnected, but it never does. “We’re changing with the seasons,” they note on “Falling Thunder,” as if they’re the first band that ever came upon such a conceptual possibility.
Diplo on His New Nashville Album: ‘I’m Not Trying to Make Meme Country’
But for his latest project, the 41-year-old producer-DJ-musician looked backward to his childhood in the South as a kid who grew up absorbing hip-hop, dance music, and country music in large quantities. “These country guys, when I meet them, they overthink it way too much,” he says. I’m not trying to make meme country, you know? That’s a wave that’s happening with Southern music and country music right now. This album is a kind of a collection of pop stuff I wrote that I made more country.
Willie Nelson, Paul Simon Announce A Night for Austin Livestream Benefit
Willie and Annie Nelson are teaming up with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell for A Night for Austin, a television and livestream benefit to aid the Texas capital during COVID-19. E.T., the two-hour benefit will feature performances by Nelson, Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Edie Brickell, Norah Jones, Black Pumas, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel, Lukas Nelson, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II and more. Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and others will also appear. The event is produced by Luck Productions and features a “virtual tip jar.” All proceeds will be donated to the Austin Community Foundation’s fund, which aids MusiCares Austin, HAMM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), Southern Smoke Foundation, People Fund, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square and Red River Cultural District. “We were incredibly honored and excited that Paul Simon and his team tapped Luck to produce this event and to benefit our own community of Austin,” Matt Bizer, co-founder of Luck Productions, said in a statement.
Soul Asylum Cover Dead Kennedys’ ‘Nazi Punks F–k Off’ in Support of George Floyd and Protests
Soul Asylum have shared a pair of tracks — including their cover of Dead Kennedys’ classic “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” — as free downloads to encourage fans both to register to vote and sign a petition demanding justice for George Floyd, who was killed by police in the band’s hometown of Minneapolis. “To show our support for George Floyd, his family and everyone peacefully seeking justice to be served, we are releasing free downloads and streaming of our song ‘Black and Blue’ as well as a cover of ‘Nazi Punks Fuck Off’ by the Dead Kennedys,” singer Dave Pirner said in a statement. “Black and Blue,” a song about police brutality, previously appeared on Soul Asylum’s 1984 debut album Say What You Will… Both tracks are available on the band’s website. “Racism here in Minnesota, it’s a pervasive thing that is also elusive if you’re not really looking for it. I know a lot of white people who own a lot of Black Lives Matter gear,” Bland said.
Mickey Guyton on Country Music’s Response to George Floyd’s Death
As one of very few black voices in mainstream country music, Guyton has spent the days following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis carrying an unthinkable burden as she leads a larger conversation about widespread racism in the genre. Rolling Stone Country spoke with Guyton about “Black Like Me,” country music’s response, or lack thereof, to the nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death, and the long road she’s taken to becoming more comfortable with being herself in the genre. For some reason in country music, they want just everything to be light and fluffy, but my world isn’t always light and fluffy. Have you been surprised by the response, and in many cases, the lack of a response, of your peers in country music to what is going on in the United States right now? And yet, simply saying “Black Lives Matter” seems like it’s still a third rail in country music.
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’: The Anatomy of a Mythic Hit Song, ‘One Less Angel’
Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore discuss the crafting of "Mrs. Maisel's" first original song in Season 3 for pop star Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). The first song the duo tackled was “One Less Angel,” a joyous crowd pleaser for Baldwin to perform with his backup singers, The Silver Belles. “It put us in a situation just like writers would’ve written songs at that time,” said lyricist Mizer. “Amy was very specific about wanting Shy Baldwin to have his own identity, to be recognizable as one person [based on a composite of Sam Cooke and Johnny Mathis]. “Tom put a list of 15 to 20 song titles together and I went away and thought about the hooks,” said music composer Moore.
John Cena could go from WWE to Daytime Emmy winner for ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’ – your move, Dwayne Johnson
But John Cena could actually beat him to the punch — or the body slam, as the case may be. He’s nominated for Best Game Show at the Daytime Emmys as an executive producer of Nickelodeon’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,” which he also hosts. A prime time version of “5th Grader” began in 2007 with comedian Jeff Foxworthy as host. Rounding out the category is another Nickelodeon revival, “Double Dare.”But Dwayne Johnson could catch up because Cena isn’t the only one hosting a TV competition series. And join in the fierce debate over the 2020 Daytime Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our daytime TV forums.
‘The Last Days of American Crime’ Review: No. Nope. Nuh-Uh. Wrong
In the not-so-distant future, the U.S, government has developed the “American Peace Initiative,” commonly known as A.P.I. Announcers and electronic billboards count down the number of days until free will becomes a thing of the past. Until then, however, lawlessness rules the street, in the form of violence, looting [cue GIF of man pulling shirt collar away from neck and making Garrggh face], and topless ladies dancing on the roofs of cars. It just so happens that this backdrop of pre–police-state anarchy [cue GIF of person tasting something extremely bad] is the perfect distraction for Graham Bricke (Edgar Ramirez). Also (heh heh) the F.B.I.
Stunt Casting Kevin James as a Neo-Nazi Falls Flat in ‘Becky’ Movie
There should be special place in movie hell for lazy filmmakers who get off showing adults terrorizing children and animals. So that leaves two kids and two family pups to fuck up when a handful of escaped cons stage a home invasion at chez Becky. In a coup of shameless, gimmick casting, the leader of this neo-Nazi pack is played by Kevin James. Dominick, that’s his name, likes to spout theories about purity in humans and animals. And Dominick himself winds up with an eye hanging out of its socket, requiring a scissor to snip the optic nerve.
Jared Leto, 48, Hikes With Gorgeous GF Valery Kaufman, 26, On Rare Outing Together – Pics
It’s not every day that Jared Leto is seen in public with his longtime girlfriend, Valery Kaufman. So, it was quite a treat that the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star spotted on a stroll with his model sweetheart. It’s been about five years since Jared Leto, 48, and Valery Kaufman, 26, were first seen together at a New York City deli. Jared, wearing his “If You Can Read This You Are Too Close” facemask, wore a light pink shirt and a zip-up jacket. I just see people.” This line became a bit cringeworthy in 2018 when Dylan Sprouse randomly accused Jared of preying on younger models.
‘You Don’t Nomi’ Review: How to Rehabilitate a Cult Classic
You Don’t Nomi is named after Nomi Malone, the perpetually pissed-off dancer/stripper played by Elizabeth Berkley, who’s been trying to live down the role for 25 years. It would be too easy to write off You Don’t Nomi as a glorified package of DVD extras. You Don’t Nomi takes many shots at Hollywood hypocrisy, but scores its most cutting points when it shows instead of tells. Case in point: the controversial Showgirls scene in which Nomi exacts brutal revenge against the man who raped her friend. But in the context this doc provides for the cult classic, it makes you want to see Showgirls again regardless of whether you belong to that cult or not.
Black Lives Matter, Protester Bailouts and Rebuilding Causes You Can Donate To
Dear Fashion: Be Human, Break the Silence??? ??? "Crickets” is how Hannah Stoudemire, cofounder and chief executive officer of @fashionforallfoundation, described the reserve she witnessed from the fashion industry in speaking out after a series of black killings, including Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, in July 2016.??? ??? And while fashion sustainability initiatives broke out in a fever pitch last year, in the wake of George Floyd’s death, many brands find themselves at a loss for words.??? ??? Stoudemire emphasizes the power of social media as a platform, launching the “Breaking the Silence” campaign under FFAF last weekend, on May 30.??? ??? The campaign confronts brands and companies to speak up on human injustices and “stand in solidarity with us as we urge the fashion industry, major fashion brands, fashion publications, fashion media and fashion influencers to break their silence on racial injustice, anti-black hate crimes and the brutal killing of black people,” ending with a plea to condemn racism, murder and stop the “eerily ironic” silence.?? ?? Tap the link in bio for more.?? ?? Report: @kaleyroshitsh ?? ? —? #wwdfashion? #fashionforallfoundation #breakingthesilence
Rupert Hine Dies: Producer For Tina Turner, Rush And Contributor To Many Soundtracks Was 72
!”The biggest triumph of Hine’s producing career was his work with Tina Turner on her 1984 album Private Dancer, which marked her first big success after her 1978 divorce from Ike Turner. Hine produced the Grammy-winning single Better Be Good to Me and also was a co-writer on the song I Might Have Been Queen. He later worked with Turner on her albums Break Every Rule (1986) and Foreign Affair (1989). Hine went on to produce Stevie Nicks’ fourth solo album, 1989’s The Other Side of the Mirror, and Rush’s 1991 album Roll the Bones and 1989’s Presto. He also produced two benefit albums of note, the 2008 album, Songs for Tibet – The Art of Peace, and its follow-up in 2015, Songs for Tibet – The Art of Peace II.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on COVID, Protests and Not Being a Knucklehead
“Don’t Be a Knucklehead” — the signs glow above highways all over New Jersey like the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg in The Great Gatsby. He has been the 56th governor of New Jersey since January 2018, perhaps most notable at that time for proposing the legalization of marijuana in the state. Just a few weeks before COVID-19 hit the U.S. hard, Murphy was undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor for his kidney. My focus is 1,000 percent New Jersey, and right now my focus is 1,000 percent saving as many lives in New Jersey as possible. You’ve made this campaign against COVID-19 so personal, with your “Don’t Be a Knucklehead” highway signs.
Cory Booker Discusses Bill to Hold Cops Accountable on ‘Colbert’
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker detailed two facets of a plan he and his congressional colleagues are working on to stop abuses of power by police during an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Thursday. Booker’s interview with Colbert was wide-ranging, and frequently emotional, especially when the senator spoke about the protests against police brutality in Washington, D.C., where a slew of different law enforcement officers have been deployed to confront the demonstrations. “I’m a United States senator and I left here late last night, and I literally thought twice about putting on my shorts and a T-shirt to walk home,” Booker said. “I will fight to get these things done so that, perhaps, the kids in my life will not have to ask themselves, ‘Am I safe just walking or jogging in my neighborhood? '” Booker said.
Brooklyn Metal Club Saint Vitus Asked for $15,000 in COVID-19 Relief. They Raised Over $125,000
The Brooklyn metal venue Saint Vitus went in a different direction. “Saint Vitus Stays Home: Help beloved Brooklyn venue & metal bar Saint Vitus survive the COVID-19 closure,” the campaign title read at the top of the Kickstarter page. But by the week of June 5th — the campaign ends on Saturday — Saint Vitus had raised nearly 10 times that initial goal to over $125,000. “But with Saint Vitus, they kind of roll right into that same category. (Following Kickstarter policy, the money raised from the Saint Vitus campaign won’t be available to the venue until its end date on June 5th.)
RS Latin Picks: Black Lives Matter Edition
Rolling Stone Latin selects some of the best new music from Black artists across Latin America and the Caribbean. Keep track of the latest in Latin via our playlist on Spotify. ChocQuibTown, “Humano”As chants of “Black Lives Matter” resound across the anglophone world, Gloria “Goyo” Martínez, frontwoman of Colombian hip-hop group ChocQuibTown, is translating the message for Spanish-speaking world. Following a series of tone-deaf posts by Latin pop artists like Karol G, Goyo delivered some necessary real talk on anti-Black racism with her peers and fans alike. The only thing I could think of was music — music for when I’m sad, music for when I’m angry, music for when I’m happy, music for when I’m hopeful.”The Wailers feat.
Trey Songz Shares New Protest Anthem ‘2020 Riots: How Many Times’
Trey Songz shines a light on police brutality and institutionalized racism on his new track “2020 Riots: How Many Times,” the singer’s response to the police killing of George Floyd. “Three or four nights ago I woke up in the middle of my sleep…I couldn’t sleep. Especially our people,'” Songz said in a statement. “So we came up with ‘2020 Riots: How Many Times.’ With the words in this song I just wanted to speak to everyone’s hearts and acknowledge the pain and anguish everyone is going through right now. “2020 Riots: How Many Times” is the latest protest anthem to emerge following the killing of George Floyd by police; in recent days, artists like YG, LL Cool J and Terrace Martin have all released tracks inspired by Floyd’s death and the protests that followed.
Paul McCartney: ‘I Want Justice for George Floyd’s Family’
Paul McCartney posted a statement of support for protests for racial justice on Friday. “We never play to segregated audiences and we aren’t going to start now,” John Lennon said at the time. “I want justice for George Floyd’s family, I want justice for all those who have died and suffered. I want justice for George Floyd’s family, I want justice for all those who have died and suffered. Love Paul McCartney
At Work With Rhea Pasricha, the Publishing Exec Putting More Women in Music Studios
Pasricha — who’s also lived in New York, Singapore, and India — is now head of A&R for L.A.-based music publishing company Prescription Songs, where she’s responsible for signing and advising songwriters and music producers. I’d always been interested in L.A., because I knew that was where a lot of the studios, writers, and producers were. For three whole days with three rooms going, it was all females — female writers, female producers, female engineers, female vocal producers, female artists. The A&R team looks after a roster of writers, producers, and artists. We have just around 100 writers, producers, and artists, and we have seven A&R people in the Los Angeles office, which I look after.
Sweet Bassist Steve Priest Dead at 72
Steve Priest, founding bassist and singer for “Ballroom Blitz” glam rock band Sweet, died Thursday at the age of 72. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce at 8:25am PT today, Steve Priest, founding member of The Sweet, passed away,” Priest’s family tweeted. While Scott continued to perform the band’s music under the moniker Andy Scott’s Sweet, Priest held the band’s copyright in North America, where he played shows as Steve Priest’s Sweet from 2006 until his death. Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson wrote on social media Thursday, “Very sad to hear of the passing of Steve Priest from @spsweetband. RIP Steve Priest.”
End Police Brutality Against Black People. Now.
We’ve seen them seize black men from peaceful crowds, just for taunting them from afar. We’ve even seen cops seize black men from peaceful crowds, for shouting words of love and forgiveness. We’ve seen cops handcuff black store owners who flagged them down to report looting. We’ve seen cops smash television cameras with riot shields, maim journalists with rubber bullets, and casually mace reporters in the face. Police in America operate under a dangerous code, in which brutality against black people cannot be admitted, even in the face of video evidence.
Kamala Harris Blasts Trump: ’Keep George Floyd’s Name Out of Your Mouth’
On Friday, President Trump gestured to the sky and said that today’s positive jobs report marks a “great day” for George Floyd, who was killed by police last week. “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day,” Trump said. “Keep George Floyd’s name out of your mouth until you can say Black Lives Matter,” Harris wrote in a tweet tagging the president.
Unidentified Federal Police Prompt Fears Amid Protests in Washington
The Justice Department criticized the Police Department in Ferguson, Mo., six years ago for not forcing officers to display signs identifying their department. But lawyers have found that state and federal laws do little to require that law enforcement agencies identify themselves to the public. Mr. Takei said the use of teams from the Bureau of Prisons particularly hindered efforts to identify officers and de-escalate encounters. “That issue is particularly dangerous, not being able to clearly identify them as being federal agents based on the way that they’re labeled. Ms. Bowser, who on Thursday said she had spoken to Ms. Pelosi about the federal agents and troops in Washington, said she wanted them removed from the city.
Fortress Washington: Authority vs. Liberty
WASHINGTON — Even in peaceful times, Washington is situated on a fine line between freedom and order, flexibility and barriers. This city of grand architecture and ever-present security forces conveys an inescapable message: This might be the seat of American liberty, but it is also not a place to be messed with. The contrast fosters a constant tension in the capital’s governance. How do you police a city of heavily fortified targets without making it feel like a police state? What is the proper balance in a representative democracy?
The Story Behind Bill Barr’s Unmarked Federal Agents
Many federal agencies have broad law enforcement powers—and can end up enforcing laws that wouldn’t on the surface appear to have much to do with their stated raison d’etre. The biggest—and most troubling—shift in the makeup of federal law enforcement has come in the decades after 9/11, as the number of armed personnel has surged, law enforcement agencies have proliferated and oversight reins have loosened. More broadly, though, many federal agencies exist with little sustained oversight and continue to struggle with training, recruiting and use of force incidents. More than half of all federal civilian law enforcement right now is being led by temporary acting officials, everything from ICE and CBP to DEA. Just like its laws, there are too many federal agents for the government to keep track of.
West Virginia C.O. Class Fired After Nazi Salute Photo
Photo: West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public SafetyOn Monday, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice fired close to 30 correctional officer trainees who posed in a Nazi salute for a class photo, following a state report into the photograph, which recommended their termination. “I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms,” Justice said in a statement. The scandal in West Virginia comes amidst a concerning wave of white nationalist activity, as the cellular movement feels emboldened by the Trump presidency. Sign Up for the Intelligencer Newsletter Daily news about the politics, business, and technology shaping our world. Email Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
22 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Superga to Dyson
For the dad who fondly remembers seeing The Empire Strikes Back in theaters (or for the baby-Yoda-obsessed kiddos at home), this Chewbacca-edition Operation game will provide hours of indoor entertainment, and it’s part of a bigger sale on games at Amazon.
Deep Cover Defies the Standards of Hollywood Stories About Cops
This week’s selection comes from staff writer Angelica Jade Bastién, who will begin her screening of Deep Cover on June 5 at 7 p.m. As an example of noir, Deep Cover is as beguiling as those early films from the 1940s. What if black film was immaterial and bodiless?” Michael Boyce Gillespie asks in Film Blackness: American Cinema and the Idea of Black Film. In doing so, Deep Cover reminds us now is not the time to look away. Deep Cover is available to stream with a subscription to Starz and is available to rent on Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.
What Singer Jhené Aiko Can’t Live Without
When I feel overwhelmed and stressed out, I love a bath — depending on my stress level, I’ll take one three to four times a week. Baths are relaxing even if they’re only just water, but I love smells, and this bath stuff smells really good. I’m sure the CBD is also relaxing me, too. So now, as far as treating things like headaches and other aches and pains, I’ve been using CBD stuff. I would kind of equate it to like a cup of chamomile tea; I feel calm.
Nixplay Seed Wifi Digital Picture Frame Sale 2020
Zoom, FaceTime, and video calls help, but if you’re looking for something that can broadcast a constant stream of your favorite faces with minimal effort, consider a digital picture frame like this one. Nixplay makes some of the highest-rated and well-reviewed devices on the market, and this 10.1-inch model is currently on sale for $119. (You can even connect your Google Photos, Facebook, Dropbox, and Instagram accounts to the frame.) If you’re looking for something slightly larger, the 13.3-inch frame is also on sale. Email Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
45 Items That Give (Mostly All) Proceeds to Organizations Fighting Racism
43 items in this article 2 items on sale! Here, we’ve rounded up items from smaller brands — many owned by people of color — that are donating all of the profit or proceeds of certain items (or in some cases, all of their sales throughout this week or month) to anti-racism and anti–police brutality organizations. If you see something that you like, don’t dillydally: Some of these items are in low stock, and other brands are only donating profits through this week or weekend. The racial justice organizations include Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, Rebuild Foundation, the Southern Poverty Law Center, Real Justice, and the ACLU. The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
The Best 25-Year Wedding Anniversary Gifts
That doesn’t necessarily make gift-giving any easier, though, especially if you feel like you’ve used up lots of your best ideas on previous anniversaries. And if you’re looking ahead, check out our list of 50th anniversary gifts. $90 at Walmart BuyFor the couple that likes to accessorizeA minimal silver buckle on a slim belt feels understated yet sophisticated. The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best acne treatments, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, natural anxiety remedies, and bath towels.
How to Keep Your Apartment Cool (With or Without AC)
To learn more about ways to keep cool without cranking the AC at full throttle, we asked eight experts, from interior designers to smart appliance installers, for the alternative techniques they use to keep their spaces — and themselves — cool. Specifically, we heard from many experts that using large appliances (or simply leaving them on idle) can substantially increase the room temperature of an apartment. “Large furniture that obstructs breeze is going to prevent your apartment from allowing hot air to flow out and cool air to flow in,” interior designer Alison Petty told us. And if you’re lucky to have windows on multiple sides of your apartment or home, two experts told us to ensure they’re always open at the same time, so an air passage can be created to flow through them. He particularly likes the set he has from Buffy, a brand we’re familiar with, which he says stay “fresh and cool to the touch” through the week.
7 Books About Race to Read to Your Kids
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany JewellThis book for young people, their families, and their teachers starts by defining racism and asking why it exists in the first place. Then it moves on through 20 lessons where readers are encouraged to examine their own prejudices and ignorance, take steps to be better informed, and learn ways to disrupt racism by standing up to people who use racial slurs or commit microaggressions in everyday situations. Recommended by: Truss and Matthew Winner of The Children’s Book Podcast. [Note: This book is currently backordered. We will be monitoring stock and will update this post as soon as the book comes back in stock.]
What I Tell People Who Ask Me What Smart Plug to Buy
Just insert the smart plug into a traditional outlet, then plug a device into it. It has all of the scheduling and automatic features you’d expect to find in any smart plug. $51 at Amazon Buy $50 at Lowe's BuyThe best smart plug for smart homes that aren’t controlled by Alexa or Google AssistantiHome ISP6X Wi-FI Smart Plug $30 now 3% off $29 The majority of smart plugs will work with Alexa or Google Assistant, but when you need a Wi-Fi smart plug that is compatible with other types of smart-home systems, I recommend the iHome ISP6X. $29 at Best Buy Buy $30 at Bed Bath & Beyond BuyThe best outdoor smart plugTP-Link Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug $30 For those who want to install security lighting outdoors that they can run from a smartphone app, I recommend the Kasa Smart Outdoor Plug. $30 at Amazon Buy $30 at Best Buy BuyThe best smart power stripTP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip $80 This power strip includes six smart outlets, along with three USB ports, so you can plug in up to nine devices and give them smart capabilities.
Delivery Workers Are Doing Their Jobs. The Police Aren’t.
Cops arresting a delivery worker. In one widely circulated video, six cops were documented detaining a delivery worker in uptown Manhattan less than 30 minutes after the city’s 8 p.m. curfew. This delivery guy thought he’s an essential worker, police seemed to disagree. The rules issued before the curfew very unclear but according to the state, restaurants, bar & food industry workers are classified as essential. Delivery workers were already navigating a pandemic — while pointing out that delivery companies like Instacart haven’t given them necessary protections — and are now they’re subject to unlawful arrest because of an undemocratic curfew.
Stephanie H. Shih’s Grub Street Diet
I’m not going to bring it.” I painted my sign; I turned my location services off. The cops started tackling people. They definitely started beating a bunch of people, the pepper spray was out, and it was just a really, really rough night. To get the SUVs to back off, people started really smashing these vans with metal chairs, doing everything they could to get them to leave us alone. The group was at 13th Street, the cops would charge, and everyone would scatter, and then the cops would be at 12th Street.
David Oyelowo Says the Academy Punished Selma for the Cast’s Eric Garner Protest
As countries around the world hold Black Lives Matter protests, actor David Oyelowo remembers receiving backlash for his own form of protest back in 2014. “Six years ago, Selma coincided with Eric Garner being murdered,” he said. “That was the last time we were in a place of ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ I remember at the premiere of Selma us wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts in protest. Members of the academy called in to the studio and our producers saying, ‘How dare they do that? “It’s part of why that film didn’t get everything that people think it should’ve got and it birthed #OscarsSoWhite,” Oyelowo continued.
Give Drag Race Season 12 a Do-Over
Photo: VH1While watching the season-12 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race, there was a moment where I thought, How can you choose? Traditionally, the hottest drag queens on the market are those who are on a current season of Drag Race. RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season five kicks off tonight on VH1 (after an announced shift to Showtime was abandoned). That would have been impossible for many different logistical and financial reasons — but what if all of the queens on season 12 got a do-over? There is not one queen from season 12 I wouldn’t want to see again, and this time they could all have a fair shot.
John Mulaney Attends White House Black Lives Matter Protest, Wears Two Masks
John Mulaney wearing zero face masks. In this case, comedian, makeup muse, and Third Amendment advocate John Mulaney was spotted at Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, D.C., on June 2. National Journal managing editor Mackenzie Weinger tweeted photos of the protests on H Street near the White House, with Mulaney clearly visible in the crowd of one picture, captioned “I’m not TMZ, but I’m pretty sure John Mulaney was there.”I’m not TMZ, but I’m pretty sure John Mulaney was there. We’d recognize his smiling eyes and what appears to be his rug-owning wife from a mile away. Close in on the picture and you’ll notice that Mulaney is wearing what Strategist writer Chris Black calls “the rare double face mask.” Social activism first, coronavirus prevention safety a close second.
The Couch Gallery Crawl
Photo: Courtesy of Jammie Holmes and Library Street Collective/ Photo: Hayden StinebaughEach week, we’re gathering the art world’s latest and best virtual museum and gallery offerings. Here, how to look at art from the safety of home. They’re gorgeous, monumental, and particular and they look better in person, but you can go on a virtual tour on the website. Check out Studio Museum’s exhibition, “Chloë Bass: Wayfinding.” For the conceptual artist’s first institutional exhibition, Bass has installed 24 site-specific sculptures throughout St. Nicholas Park. Instead of memorializing the British Empire, Walker’s fountain uses imagery to connect African, American, and European histories.
All Eyes on the Protests
Not surprisingly, CBSN says viewership has spiked dramatically in recent days as audiences sought out coverage of the protests and police response. But for about two years now, the company has also been a programmer, aggregating content via something called The Roku Channel. Much of the content on Roku Channel is available on other FAST services, sometimes in slightly different forms. First impressions: Roku’s live TV guide isn’t available on every device just yet (it’ll roll out over the next few weeks, Hovey says). Roku Channel, at least for now, feels like a bit more of a boutique experience.
LISTEN: Meek Mill’s New Protest Song ‘Other Side of America’
Meek Mill Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for The Recording AMeek Mill has lent his voice to the ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality, in the form of his new song “Other Side of America.” The Philadelphia rapper draws on both his childhood and the time he spent in prison in 2017 for a string of hard-hitting verses. “Reporting live from the other side / Same corner where my brothers died,” he raps. “Livin’ like we ain’t got care / Told my mama I ain’t dying here.” Mill opens the song with President Donald Trump speaking about black Americans, saying, “You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?” The song closes, meanwhile, with audio of Mill talking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish, asking, “You see murder, you see seven people die a week, I think you would probably carry a gun yourself. Would you?” Smerconish replies, “Uh, yeah, I probably would,” and the song ends. “Other Side of America” comes in a string of recent Meek Mill singles, including the Nipsey Hussle–dedicated “Letter to Nipsey.” Last year, he chronicled his ongoing legal battle — along with his case for criminal-justice reform — in the Amazon Prime series Free Meek.
Bill Duke on the Making of His Essential ’90s Thriller Deep Cover
Photo: New Line CinemaBill Duke’s 1992 film Deep Cover is a time capsule, but it is also timeless. I’m thinking about my own reaction to the Deep Cover when I saw it in theaters when it came out. How much has really, really, really, really changed? What is the most important thing that you learned about yourself while making Deep Cover? When I went to watch Deep Cover with audiences after we’d finished editing, people cheered and loved the film.
Wanted to See ‘Wonder Woman 1984’? Try These 5 Movies
This week: Wonder Woman 1984, a sequel to the 2017 smash that finds our favorite Amazonian, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), leaving World War I behind for the Cold War. Can Wonder Woman 1984 live up to the original? Superman II (1980)Want the best-case scenario for Wonder Woman 1984? No reason Wonder Woman 1984, which had a first film that was much more positively reviewed than the first Superman, shouldn’t shoot for the moon. As uplifting as Wonder Woman is, Monster is its polar opposite: a portrait of despair that never blinks.
10 Musicians (and Then Some) Donating Toward Racial Justice on Bandcamp Today
(Most music for sale on Bandcamp has a minimum price, but you can always pay more to go directly to the artist.) June 5’s Bandcamp day comes as the country is protesting racism and police brutality after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, David McAtee, and countless others. Many artists are using it for action, either with new benefit releases or by directing proceeds from previous releases to bail funds and other racial justice causes. All of that album’s proceeds go toward ActBlue’s Community Bail Fund today (while her label, Don Giovanni Records, is also donating its share from any sale). They’re selling merch from that tour on Bandcamp, including a wonderful pair of underwear to wear around the house during your quarantine.
Russell Simmons Accusers Say Time’s Up Distanced Itself From Documentary
Photo: Time’s Up/FacebookTime’s Up may have launched a whisper campaign against On the Record, the HBO Max documentary outlining sexual-assault allegations against Russell Simmons. Simmons accusers — women featured in the documentary, but aren’t specifically named by THR — say Time’s Up connected them to Washington-based publicist Ann Walker Marchant in summer 2019. It’s very painful as a survivor.”The report also outlines concerns among #MeToo survivors that Time’s Up’s mission has been muddled by its closeness to big Hollywood agencies. THR examined Time’s Up’s annual report and 2018 tax filings and found that $2.9 million of Time’s Up gross receipts that year came from three undisclosed donors. Time’s Up denies any allegations that it attempted to distance itself from the documentary, and says its legal, media-training, and security support for Simmons accusers has been ongoing.
Protesting on Social Media: On Blackouts, Videos, and More
E. Alex Jung: In general, social media is the most effective at capturing the texture and minutiae of what’s going on. DL: Propaganda is being easily spread on both sides because it’s so easy to manipulate the narrative on social media. What do you think social media has been most effective for right now, unlike moments like #BlackoutTuesday that get a lot of media attention? It seems they’re equating social media with people of color and general outrage without knowing what it means. We certainly need to disabuse ourselves of the idea that social media is an inherently “neutral” platform where free discourse happens.
Yvonne Orji Can Turn Punchlines Into Choruses
It’s compelling to watch Orji perform that skill so masterfully, and the special relies on a kind of truth-telling about who Orji is and where she comes from — even including documentary footage of herself in Nigeria. It’s been fascinating to watch the trend toward including documentary footage in comedy specials over the last year. There are patterns to the way specials include documentary footage, and they fit with the narrative Orji’s trying to build in Momma, I Made It! Documentary footage is often used as verification — it is the mathematical proof for the joke or setup a comedian just introduced. The documentary footage is unnecessary; Orji can say plenty on her own.
Vanderpump Rules Stars Once Called the Cops on a Black Cast Member
“They wanted to attack, attack, attack, attack, attack,” Faith said. “They called the cops and said it was me,” Faith said. https://t.co/4682a7jyzG — kristen doute ??? (@kristendoute) April 26, 2018According to People, neither Stassi nor Kristen responded to its requests for comment. “It was just funny, because they thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave,” Faith said. “So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me.
I May Destroy You Confirms Michaela Coel’s Stunning Talent
Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum) writes, co-directs, and stars in I May Destroy You as lushly hedonistic writer Arabella. The moment toward the end of the first episode when Arabella, Michaela Coel’s lushly hedonistic writer protagonist, loosely stumbles in a bar named Ego Death, I knew what happened. I May Destroy You isn’t trying to teach audiences a lesson, but put them on a journey that challenges our assumptions. But the show stands, ultimately, on the strength of Coel’s work as a writer, director, and performer. But what I keep coming back to when I think of I May Destroy You is Coel’s performance.
Priyanka Mattoo’s Career Advice Is a Bright Light in Dark Times
Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-quarantining, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. And today, we’re doing something a little more different: Instead of hopping on Instagram Live to check in with how a beloved comedian is handling the pandemic, we’re sitting down with someone who works in the industry to get some advice for the future of comedy. So welcome to our new, new (just for this week) version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday: Advice Edition.”This week, Priyanka Mattoo (former agent at WME, current producer, Vulture columnist, and fashion icon) joined me on Insta Live to offer up some sage advice on the industry as it stands, in the midst of a global pandemic and a civil-rights movement. She offered some strategies for successfully networking from your couch, provided some insight on what uplifting diverse perspectives in entertainment might look like after the current circumstances, and broke down what it takes to write a story based in a tumultuous time like now. She also got introspective about a personality trait she’s only recently discovered: “I didn’t know I was intense until last year, when my husband was just like ‘Yeah, you’re an intense person.’ I was like … ‘Oh.’”You can find Priyanka on Instagram at @primattoo and on Twitter at @naanking.
The 50 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now
Here are the best choices you could make with a working Netflix subscription if you’re jonesing to see a great action movie. So much of pop culture cinema of the last decade wears the influence of Christopher Nolan’s best film like a badge of honor. This is not only one of the best Bond movies, it’s one of the best action movies of the ‘90s. Phillip Noyce directs Angelina Jolie in one of her best action flicks as a woman accused of being a Russian sleeper agent. Train to BusanThis South Korean zombie story is truly one of the best movies available to watch on Netflix, regardless of genre.
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Recap: The Beginning of the End
Her friends testify that after Betty shot Dan and Linda she called them. One remembers that Betty told her that after she shot Dan, he sat up and said, “You shot me. Dirty John introduces us to the Betty who sacrificed so much so Dan could have his success. Like Hulu’s recent Little Fires Everywhere, Dirty John cast younger actors to play Betty and Dan in their teens and early 20s. • In a way I wouldn’t have predicted, Dirty John is a good fit with the recent Mrs. America.
SVU Showrunner Says Cop Shows Are ‘Miscontributing’ to Society
Photo: Courtesy of NBCIn a podcast interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunner of Law & Order: SVU, Warren Leight, told hosts Dan Fienberg and Lesley Goldberg that he understands the recent pushback against the mountain of police-centric programming on TV. In response to a question about whether Leight thinks cops are portrayed “too positively” on TV, Leight answered, “Collectively? Yes.” “Individually am I miscontributing to society?” he continued. “I think that the audience is sophisticated enough to know that this is not the day-to-day reality [in policing sexual assault],” Leight explained. “I think people wish it were more like [it is on SVU].
Breonna Taylor Was Shot and Killed by Police in Her Own Home
Photo: InstagramIn March, Breonna Taylor was shot to death by police in her own home. Here’s what we know so far about Breonna Taylor’s case:What happened to Breonna Taylor? According to the Taylor family’s lawsuit, plainclothes police officers arrived at Taylor’s apartment at around 12:30 a.m. on March 13. Taylor was shot at least eight times, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Tag posts #SayHerName and #BirthdayForBreonna, and include Breonna Taylor in the caption.
Tear Gas Is a Chemical Weapon
To disperse protesters, police have also used tear gas, a chemical weapon that’s banned in war — but is technically legal for law enforcement to use during demonstrations. To create the chemical weapon, most law enforcement agents in the U.S. use a chemical called 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile, or CS for short. Trump later claimed that police “didn’t use tear gas,” and the U.S. Park Police also denied having used tear gas on protesters, despite extensive video footage of terrified protesters fleeing from flash grenades and billowing clouds of gas. The police later acknowledged they deployed a pepper compound, which the CDC lists as a form of tear gas, and local reporters have shared photos of tear gas canisters they reportedly found outside the White House. In response to the widespread use of tear gas by law enforcement, public-health experts have warned that the chemical weapon may intensify the coronavirus pandemic.
Should You Check In on Your Black Friends This Week?
I know your hearts are in the right place, but it’s even more triggering for the black person who you’re coaxing to perform emotional labor. I have been the only black woman, or one of three black women, in every job I’ve ever had. And I’ve seen the listicles and Twitter threads that say, “Check in on your black friends.” I don’t know that by “friend” they meant a black person in your contacts who you have not spoken to in months or years. I wish it would stop and I had a pretty good week last week. One of the best texts I’ve received (and from a black friend), “Love you.
How Two Foodies Get Married
Eleanore: Brandon really did play a huge role in our coming together as people, and saw us grow. It was very personal, and we didn’t really tell anyone we were doing it. There’s a very dramatic staircase that you walk up to get married — more than enough for a ceremony. Greg: I’d never attended a Korean ceremony before. Crew suit, and really didn’t want to take everything off and put it back on again.
‘The Bronx Is Not Going to Let This Bookstore Close’
I’m not going to sell wine from the only bookstore in the Bronx and continue to perpetuate that message that liquor is essential but books are not. I’m going to use it to put out whatever fire comes up first. The way I’ve built up such a big following and community was by showing up and being transparent and telling people what I’m going through. But I’m not worried about it, because the Bronx is not going to let this bookstore close. And if other independent bookstores close, who’s going to keep paying the membership dues to support our only trade association?
22 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Superga to Dyson
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Vanderpump Rules Stars Once Called the Cops on a Black Cast Member
“They wanted to attack, attack, attack, attack, attack,” Faith said. It’s really hard to get in touch with the police unless it’s an emergency.”Kristen also posted the Daily Mail story on Twitter in April 2018, writing, “Hey tweeties, doesn’t this ex #pumprules thief look familiar? https://t.co/4682a7jyzG — kristen doute ??? (@kristendoute) April 26, 2018According to People, neither Stassi nor Kristen responded to its requests for comment. “It was just funny, because they thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave,” Faith said. “So they just assumed it would be me, and they called the cops on me.
A Mother’s Birthday Tribute to Breonna Taylor
“She was looking forward to it,” her mother, Tamika Palmer, told the Cut. From left: Breonna at 9 months Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna at 2 years old with her aunt (left) and mother (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer From top: Breonna at 9 months Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna at 2 years old with her aunt (left) and mother (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika... more From top: Breonna at 9 months Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna at 2 years old with her aunt (left) and mother (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika PalmerI never thought about having kids. Breonna loved cars at a young age and was determined to get one. Clockwise from left: Breonna at 22 (left), her mother, Tamika (middle), her sister, Ju’Niyah (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna and her mother, Tamika Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna (left), her sister, Ju’Niyah (middle), her mother, Tamika (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Clockwise from left: Breonna at 22 (left), her mother, Tamika (middle), her sister, Ju’Niyah (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna (left), h... more Clockwise from left: Breonna at 22 (left), her mother, Tamika (middle), her sister, Ju’Niyah (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna (left), her sister, Ju’Niyah (middle), her mother, Tamika (right) Photo: Courtesy of Tamika Palmer Breonna and her mother, Tamika Photo: Courtesy of Tamika PalmerShe was everybody’s Mama. Breonna at 26 Photo: Courtesy of Tamika PalmerIt’s overwhelming to know it’s her birthday.
Why the Shockingly Good Jobs Report Might Be Bad News
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty ImagesOn Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics offered a troubled nation a bit of shockingly good news: The unemployment rate is now 13.3 percent. Private-sector economists had projected that the U.S. economy would bleed 7.5 million jobs in May; instead it added 2.5 million, according to Friday’s BLS report. What makes these gains especially surprising is that this monthly jobs report was derived largely from surveys taken during the reference week of May 12, before many state-level reopenings kicked into gear. For one thing, in the BLS’s own view, its unemployment number comes with a massive asterisk. Employment is still 13% below where it was in February; in leisure and hospitality, even after this jobs report, it's still 42%.
It’s Time to Do Away With Rush Hour
The pandemic has temporarily freed us from rush hour. Rush hour (which should really be called slog hour) was never pleasant, but the prospect of its return is terrifying. Rush hour is not a policy or a law; it’s a tangled mass of habits. There are two ways to alleviate rush hour: change the space or change the schedule. In New York, as in the rest of the universe, time and space are bound together: Smite the dragon of rush hour and you reshape the city in beneficial ways.
When Will Schools Reopen?
When will schools reopen? A small but growing number of states have announced that schools can reopen for in-person summer programs, including North Dakota, Illinois, and Texas. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has said that it will take take a lot of work to reopen schools in September, but that is currently the city’s goal. Despite this, President Trump has repeatedly pushed for schools to reopen, arguing that the virus doesn’t pose a threat to children. The American Federation of Teachers has said that for schools to safely reopen, there needs to be better testing and tracking for the virus, and schools would need access to personal protective equipment.
Why the Security Establishment is Revolting Against Trump Now
Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockOf all the three main wings of the Republican Party, the national security establishment has always been the most difficult for Donald Trump to tame. Trump “advocated a slew of policies that attacked the most sacred prongs of long-standing bipartisan Washington consensus,” argued Glenn Greenwald in one of his many columns defending Trump as the victim of the security establishment. Trump has already corrupted multiple arms of the federal government for his political ends, and the security establishment rightly wants to draw a line against a similar corruption of the military. But one should ask why the security establishment is revolting now? Whatever their policy disagreements, Trump’s critics in the national security state fear most of all his corruption and authoritarianism.
Trump Declares Victory Over Everything After Jobs Report
“It’s a great day for everybody.” Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesWithout question, the surprisingly positive May jobs report was a tonic for the troops in Donald Trump’s administration, which has had a really, really bad week. Hopefully, George is looking down right now, and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country,’” Trump said. “This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody.
Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Care About the First Amendment
In a call with employees, who protested Facebook’s lack of response to Trump, Mark Zuckerberg said his decision was tough but thorough. I certainly have a point of view that Mark Zuckerberg is not doing his job, but others disagree with me. Anyone with a credit card who will spend $2 or $3, Mark Zuckerberg will do something. They’re going to wait, they’re going to delay. Not only that, they’re going to decide playtime is over, and they’re going to only go with the online guys that scale.
In Minneapolis, a Former Sheraton Hotel Now Houses Hundreds
In Minneapolis, protests illuminate a wide span of injustice. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty ImagesWhen Deonte Abu Bakr Bryant lost his car to a fire during the Minneapolis protests, he also lost his home. He’s moved into what used to be a Sheraton Hotel, along with hundreds of other unhoused people in the city. In 2019, Minneapolis officials closed a major shelter, called a navigation center, and left many residents without housing. Fister estimated that the former Sheraton is now home to around 250 people, with another 100 on a waiting list.
Buffalo Police Suspended for Shoving Elderly Protester to the Ground
Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, have been suspended without pay after footage emerged of them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground while clearing a protest over George Floyd’s death in Niagara Square on Thursday. The video shows the man lying motionless on the ground and bleeding from the ear. Mayor Byron Brown said he was in “stable but serious” condition late on Thursday night and is expected to recover. Buffalo police commissioner Byron Lockwood suspended two officers, who the department has declined to name, and launched an internal affairs investigation. I've spoken with Buffalo @MayorByronBrown and we agree that the officers involved should be immediately suspended pending a formal investigation.
‘Rubber Bullets’ Are Not Rubber
While rubber bullets are considered a safer alternative to actual bullets, they’re not harmless. The use of rubber bullets dates back to the Troubles, a decades-long period of violent conflict in Northern Ireland. According to The Guardian, the British Army introduced rubber bullets in 1970, and categorized them as a nonlethal weapon. Rubber bullets should be used only to control “an extremely dangerous crowd,” Brian Higgins, a former police chief, told Kaiser Health News. According to KTLA-5, a group of California lawmakers has signaled their intention to introduce legislation to set standards regarding the use of rubber bullets.
Cops Season Premiere, Live PD Episodes Pulled in Light of Protests
Live PD, which was previously set to air its 300th episode this weekend. Per Variety, Paramount Network will delay the intended June 8 season 33 premiere of the flagship police documentary show Cops, while A&E will hold back on new episodes of its show Live PD, previously set to air its 300th episode on June 6. Paramount has taken down all material related to Cops on its website and hasn’t detailed further plans for the series. Meanwhile, despite its announcement, A&E is currently airing a Live PD marathon, according to Reality Blurred’s Andy Dehnart. Live PD counts Lana Del Rey’s ex-boyfriend Sean “Sticks” Larkin among its analysts, and spawned a 2018 spinoff show, Live PD Presents: PD Cam, hosted by Larkin.
Huge ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural Painted on Street Leading to White House
Volunteers paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on 16th Street across from the White House. Black Lives Matter Plaza was so christened Friday morning, when city workers and volunteers painted large yellow block letters from curb to curb on 16th Street Northwest between H and K streets. “Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC’s street and to honor demonstrators who (were) peacefully protesting on Monday evening.”The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. pic.twitter.com/bbJgAYE35b — Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020The group Black Lives Matter D.C. reacted to Bowser’s move with the equivalent of an eye roll. Black Lives Matter means defund the police.”@MayorBowser is a fraud.
Last Month Was the Hottest Ever Recorded
In fact, shuttering the global economy was insufficient to prevent May 2020 from going down as the hottest month on record, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service. Global surface temperatures last month were 0.63 degrees Celsius higher than the average May temperature recorded between 1981 and 2010. This historic result was driven largely by a heat wave in Siberia, which brought temperatures in the infamously frigid region to 10 degrees Celsius above the post-1980 average. What’s more, the 12-month period that ended in May saw average global temperatures clocking in at 1.3 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial norm. Meanwhile, the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere also hit a record level of 417 parts per million (ppm) last month, up from 414.8 ppm the previous May.
Who Will You Believe, de Blasio or Your Lying Eyes?
Bill de Blasio didn’t have a good morning, and that’s fair, because neither did I or anyone else in his city. Not happening, not here.”De Blasio: "Brian, look, respectfully, you could talk about one piece of the equation and leave out everything else. Neither does de Blasio, who with his curfews intends to remove a peaceful protest movement from his streets. But here’s the truth, which will be the truth whether or not de Blasio admits it to Brian Lehrer. The police have arrested legal observers and journalists and peaceful protesters.
‘We’ve Seen Our City Set Ablaze’
Does it surprise you that this wave of protest begins there, both from a police violence perspective and a protest perspective? So we’ve seen our city set ablaze: minority businesses destroyed that we’ve spent many years creating investment opportunities for; it’s been really sad, and outrageous in itself to watch that. Minnesota and specifically Minneapolis — we’ve had a history of police brutality. The feeling that justice will not only be delayed by denied is one that is justified because we’ve found ourselves in that position time and time again. We have been very forthcoming with our leaders in asking to be brought back and to vote on this package.
‘There’s a High Probability I Would Have Marched’: On Being Black and NYPD
New York Police Department officers gather during a rally on May 31, 2020 in New York City. I don’t know how legal that is either. Your concerns in and out of uniform, the way you’re treated in society in and out of uniform. But there’s a high probability that I would have marched. But at no point in time will you cease to be a member of the black community.
7 Plot Points To Remember Before Season 4
Here’s a quick refresher on seven key plot points you’ll want to remember from season 3 before you delve into the final 10 episodes. If there’s one thing we all remember about season 3, it’s the central mystery of who killed villainous jock Bryce Walker. Then Alex—who’d spent the season getting jacked up on steroids in a fairly concerning way—had pushed Bryce into the water where he drowned. Remember Monty de la Cruz, the one character who gave Bryce a run for his money as Biggest Piece of Garbage on This Show? At the end of season 3, Monty was finally arrested and jailed for sexually assaulting Tyler and promptly killed in his jail cell under…mysterious circumstances.
Kanye West Creates College Fund for George Floyd's Daughter Gianna
Kanye West has created a college fund for George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna. He's also donated $2 million to charities associated with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. As protests against police brutality and systemic racism continue across the country, Kanye West has set up a college fund to cover tuition for George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter Gianna. After news of his donation broke, Kanye joined protesters in Chicago, where he plans to financially give back to Black-owned businesses. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian spoke out about George Floyd's murder at the hands of the police on Instagram, writing in part: “Like so many of you, I am angry.
‘Riverdale’ Creator ?Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Apologizes to Vanessa Morgan: “We Hear Vanessa”
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has released an apology to actress Vanessa Morgan. Vanessa recently opened up about being used as a “sidekick nondimensional character” on the show. Riverdale creator, writer, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has released an apology in the wake of actress Vanessa Morgan opening up about racial inequality on the show’s set. Aguirre-Sacasa posted his statement on Instagram, saying, “We hear Vanessa. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Tiger King’s Jeff Lowe Has “Signed on for a Reality TV Show” About His New Zoo
Tiger King’s Jeff Lowe is getting his own reality TV show. FYI, Carole Baskin just assumed control of Joe Exotic’s zoo from Jeff. If you enjoyed Tiger King, please turn your attention to Jeff Lowe because apparently, he’s managed to secure himself his very own reality show. The controversial zookeeper tells People that he and his wife, Lauren Lowe, are “now signed for a reality TV show,” which will “divulge a lot more information” about his relationship with Joe Exotic. “It’ll be our narrative on the Tiger King with evidence to support our sides of the stories,” Jeff said.
Rachel Lindsay Is "Embarrassed" By 'The Bachelor' Lack of Diversity
Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay called out the franchise for its extreme lack of diversity. She said she doesn’t want to be affiliated with a show that doesn’t consider diversity a core value. As the only Black lead in the franchise’s history, Rachel Lindsay is tasked with being the most outspoken Bachelor/Bachelorette alum when it comes to the show’s lack of diversity. As for who should take responsibility for this, Rachel said she feels like she played a small role. “You continue to say, ‘Oh, well, it’s just because the lead hasn’t picked a person of color that’s gone far enough.
75 Best Couples Halloween Costumes 2020
Brainstorming what to dress up as for Halloween is so fun, but it can also be difficult to narrow in on one direction with countless options out there! Add another person into this equation, and it's almost impossible to actually agree on a couples costume. (I mean, you guys still have PLENTY of time to make a decision though, so don't stress about it too much.) Luckily for both of you, this list of 75 adorably cheesy couples Halloween costumes is a great way for you and your S.O., friend, or partner to get some inspo! Any one of these get-ups is sure to make you two a hit at your next costume party, so what are you waiting for?
This viral post highlights how Brock Turner is the ultimate demonstration of white privilege
White privilege is visible in all corners of society; it's there in job opportunities, it's there in social situations, and it's most certainly there in justice systems. White privilege is real," read the tweet. Brock Turner is a white man. White privilege is real. Another white man, Mark D. McCoy, a professor at the Southern Methodist University in Texas, had a similar experience.
First Dates Hotel airs surprise marriage proposal in series finale
At the end of last night series finale of First Dates Hotel viewers were treated to a surprise proposal at the end of one of the dates, which thankfully, went to plan... ish. Eventually Vanessa replied, "Yes, of course I will. To which Julian replied, "That's f***ing great news". After the proposal the couple appeared for their post-date interview, with Vanessa showing off the sapphire to the camera, before promptly dropping it on the floor while a not-so-impressed Julian looked on...First Dates Hotel Channel 4You can watch the full proposal above. Keep an eye out for Julian's very graceful little bum-wiggle manoeuvre off the sofa and onto one knee.
Kylie Jenner still topped Forbes' highest paid celebrity list
Just days after denouncing Kylie Jenner's billionaire status, Forbes have named the Keeping Up With The Kardashians Star as the highest-paid celebrity in the world, over the past year. Last Friday, Forbes claimed Kylie Jenner had inflated her net worth and stripped the reality star of her billionaire status. In an article titled ‘Kylie Jenner's Web Of Lies', Forbes alleges Kylie "inflated the size and success of her business for years", adding "Kylie’s camp has been lying" about how much she's worth. While they might not think she's a billionaire, Forbes magazine today [5 June] reported that Jenner made $590 million (£466.1m) over the past year, making her the highest paid celebrity right now. "The reality TV star sold 51% of Kylie Cosmetics to publicly traded Coty, Inc. in January 2019 for $600 million; she pocketed $540 million, pretax," Forbes explained.
How to Get Back Together With Your Ex
For now, let’s have an expert dissect the tangible, actual ways you can win over your ex again that’s not via a midweek drunk text. After all, according to our Cosmo poll, 95 percent of you wouldn’t be completely against rekindling with an ex. However, you can be hurt without acting vindictive—especially if your ex is someone you already think you might want to get back together with. Okay, so you're sure you miss your ex a lot and do want them back. You've built a case for getting back together, and your ex has given their verdict.
2020 Pride Gear That Gives Back to Charity
The parades may be canceled, but Pride Month can’t be called off. Throughout June, organizations all over the country are holding virtual events to keep the celebrations going. Even though there won’t be any dancing on floats, some of our favorite brands are still offering up rainbow goodies for all your Pride Month needs. The sales of these products help support worthy causes, so you can feel good about splurging on everything on this list.
21 Flower Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind — 15 Gorgeous Flower Hacks to Help You Live Your Bougiest Life
Feed them sugar: Adding a one to three ratio of Sprite to water can help feed your bouquet too. Here, 21 other flower hacks from Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and New York City and yours truly. If something isn’t water safe, place the stems in another container filled with water and place it inside. Fill the space between the two vases up most of the way with water before slipping in sliced lemons (the arrangement pictured required nine lemons). Pop your accent flowers (pictured are a dozen sunflowers) in the center vase, and voilà!
Tia Mowry Shared the Experience of Her Mom Being Racially Profiled During ‘Sister, Sister’ Days
Tia Mowry shared examples of how she witnessed her mother experience racism while she was growing up. Tia’s a biracial woman—her mother is Black and her father is white. Sister, Sister alum Tia Mowry is doing the latter and took to Instagram to share painful moments in her life when her Black mother was discriminated against, whereas her white father never had to go though anything remotely similar. Here’s a pic of Tia, her twin, Tamera Mowry-Housley, and their parents, in case you were wondering:This content is imported from Instagram. Fingers crossed that Tia continues to share more of her personal experiences so her followers can become more educated on the issues.
Read an excerpt from Valley of the Dolls history Dolls Dolls Dolls!
: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time, by author, screenwriter, and journalist Stephen Rebello. The book traces the high-drama history of Jacqueline Susann’s best-selling 1966 novel Valley of the Dolls and Mark Robson’s now-cult-classic trash-masterpiece 1967 movie adaptation of it. Read on for all the details in this exclusive excerpt from the prologue of Dolls! The sound begins to boom and echo weirdly around the hall. This Valley of the Dolls premiere was like that—an unmitigated disaster.” The projectionist eventually resolved the mechanical issues.
Travis Scott Is “Hopeful” He and Kylie Jenner Are Going to Get Back Together
Travis Scott is “hopeful” he and Kylie Jenner will reconcile. Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott might be on their way to getting back together after breaking up last fall. Obviously, Travis and Kylie are taking it slow, but it sounds like a reconciliation could definitely be in the works. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information on their web site.
Let's Talk About the Mysterious Death in '13 Reasons Why' Season 4
This article contains major spoilers for the ending of 13 Reasons Why season four. After this scene, we're whisked back six months into the past, and the season then unfolds under the looming shadow of this imminent, mysterious death. Although the season began with Justin fresh out of rehab and seemingly on an upswing, it soon became clear he was still struggling. But even under normal circumstances, the final scenes between Justin and Jess, and Justin and Clay, would be wrenching. And Clay's graduation speech about the things that make life worth living is legitimately moving, not least because season one was criticized by some for glamorizing suicide.
'Dance Moms' Alumns Call Out Abby Lee Miller for Being Racist
Abby Lee Miller posted—and deleted—a black square on Blackout Tuesday. Following Miller’s post, two dance moms called her out for being racist toward their children. It’s no secret that the girls of Dance Moms have had understandable issues with Abby Lee Miller. This shows that you don’t give a f*ck about me or where I came from.”This content is imported from Instagram. You told me to ‘LOOK in the MIRROR!’ [Camryn] told me she heard ‘they needed a sprinkle of color.’”Bridges, on the other hand, wrote a statement to E!
Superhero Insider: Legends of Tomorrow season 5 finale
DC's Legends of Tomorrow type TV Show network The CW genre SuperheroEach week, we break down the biggest moments from Supergirl, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lightning, and Batwoman — both here and every Friday on SiriusXM's Superhero Insider. This week, Legends of Tomorrow ended season 5 with a finale full of shocking, heartbreaking goodbyes, insanely wacky action sequences, and an exciting tease for season 6. If you don't watch Legends of Tomorrow, you're probably thinking, "Absolutely nothing." As for that third goodbye, it's less heartbreaking and more shocking as, after the Legends said goodbye to Charlie, Sara was abducted...by aliens. Related: We got Legends showrunner Klemmer to unpack that finale, from all those goodbyes to that alien tease.
The most impactful moments from a somber week of late-night shows
When late-night shows hit the airwaves this past Monday evening, the tone was somber. Ruffin proved her words by sharing yet another confrontational police story with the “Late Night” audience later in the week. James Corden on “The Late Late Show” invited band member Reggie Watts to share his experiences. On Late Night, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors advocated for Americans to support defunding the police as a step towards better serving marginalized communities. More importantly, the late night shows were able to use their airwaves as platforms for impactful change towards racial justice.
Yvonne Orji on her HBO comedy special Momma, I Made It!, Insecure
Now, she is bringing us laughs and into her life with her HBO comedy special Momma, I Made It! We spoke to Orji about showing Insecure fans her stand-up ability, going back to Nigeria in the special, and more. In the special, you discuss your parents' past apprehension about your choosing comedy, and we see their current appreciation for your passion and success. How does it feel to get to that place with them and to include your parents in the special? Because I think that's how we actually make progress, and that's how we see representation furthered.
Uoma Beauty's Sharon Chuter Asks Corporations to Pull Up or Shut Up
That’s why Chuter launched Pull Up or Shut Up on Wednesday: a 72-hour campaign that asks beauty brands to release the exact number of Black employees at their companies. “You all have statements and policies about being equal opportunity employers, so show us the proof.”This content is imported from Instagram. “Many brands don’t want disclose their diversity numbers—but the first step to recovering is admitting you have a problem,” Chuter tells Cosmo. “That accountability and humility is a start.”This content is imported from Instagram. Ruby Buddemeyer Beauty Editor Ruby is the beauty editor at Cosmopolitan, where she covers beauty across print and digital.
Sweet Magnolias boss on that cliffhanger, the Magnolias’ bond, what could be next
Warning: This article contains plot details from season 1 of Netflix's Sweet Magnolias. Prom night took a disastrous turn on the Sweet Magnolias season finale. Image zoom Eliza Morse/NetflixThe Magnolias were all preoccupied with other matters before they got the call about that season-ending accident. I love everybody in Serenity. Image zoom Eliza Morse/NetflixHow did you and the writers feel about how the chemistry of the Magnolias came through on the screen?
HBO renews Drag Race queens' We're Here for season 2
Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka will make over more cities across America. HBO renews Drag Race queens' We're Here for season 2We're Here type TV Show network HBOHBO announced Friday the trio's docuseries We're Here — which follows the Drag Race alums as they make over the lives of small-town Americans — has been renewed for season 2. "We're Here is about spreading love and change through the transformative power of drag. Our queens will continue to travel the country uplifting the queer community and creating joy where you might least expect it." “Drag is therapeutic, not just for them, but also for us.
13 Reasons Why season 4 binge recap
13 Reasons Why type TV Show network Netflix genre DramaMystery Where to watch Close Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers for 13 Reasons Why season 4. After school, Zach and Alex blow off steam together, walking along the edge of a building. While he searches for Justin, Clay comes across a wolf and then someone grabs him and puts him in a well. Following their conversation, we next see Winston convincing Estella that Jessica is in on whatever Zach, Clay, and company are covering up. And did we really just watch 13 Reasons Why stage a full-on riot, especially given what’s happening now?!
The Help becomes most-viewed movie on Netflix amid anti-racism protests
As nationwide anti-racism protests continue, demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other black people killed by police, the 2011 film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel became the most-viewed movie on Netflix in the U.S. on Thursday, according to the streaming service's metrics. "I'm so sorry but the last thing folx need to be watching are bootleg 'racial reconciliation' movies like 'The Help' - if you need a list of Black films, Black film critics are on here happy to suggest some really good ones. Hi, happy to help," film and TV critic Rebecca Theodore-Vachon tweeted. "DO NOT WATCH THE F---IN HELP RIGHT NOW," writer Ashly Perez tweeted. Color of Change, which works to move decision makers in corporations and government to be more responsive to racial disparities.
Selma star says Oscar voters blacklisted film over cast's 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts
Selma type MovieIn 2014, the cast of Selma and their director, Ava DuVernay, showed up to the film's New York premiere wearing "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts. Garner repeated "I can't breathe" 11 times while lying on the sidewalk until he lost consciousness. "That was the last time we were in a place of ‘I Can’t Breathe.'" “I remember at the premiere of Selma us wearing ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts in protest," the actor continued. It’s part of why that film didn’t get everything that people think it should’ve got and it birthed #OscarsSoWhite.
What to Watch this Weekend: RuPaul's Drag Race revs up All-Stars season 5
FRIDAYDear...HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Apple TV+Series DebutRelated content:13 Reasons WhyHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on NetflixFinal Season Premiere13 Reasons Why heads into its final season asking: Will Clay and company quite literally get away with murder? —Samantha HighfillRelated content:Queer EyeHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on NetflixSeason PremiereA mother of three who is also the full-time caregiver to her husband with ALS. The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special — Nickelodeon9 p.m.10 p.m.Friday Night In with The Morgans (season finale) — AMCTrackers (series debut) — Cinemax11 p.m.Betty (season finale) — HBOSATURDAYYvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It! —Ruth KinaneRelated content:What Else to Watch12:30 p.m.Symon's Dinners Cooking Out (series debut) — Food Network7 p.m.Hollywood Game Night — NBC8 p.m. Renovation Island (series debut) — HGTVHightown — Starz90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days — TLC9 p.m.Press Your Luck — ABCLaurel Canyon (series finale) — EpixI Know This Much Is True — HBO10 p.m.
Ava DuVernay's Selma now available to stream for free
Paramount has made the Oscar-nominated 2015 film Selma available to stream on all digital platforms for free for the rest of June. "The key message of Selma is the importance of equality, dignity and justice for all people. The Best Picture nominee covers Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1965 campaign to march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to secure equal voting rights for black Americans. In addition to the message of the film, Selma is a movie that features David Oyelowo in his breakout role as the iconic Civil Rights leader. Selma is now available to stream for free on all digital platforms in the U.S.To help combat systemic racism, please consider donating to these organizations:Campaign Zero, which is dedicated to ending police brutality in America through research-based strategies.
Lifetime cancels plans to air Abby Lee Miller reality show after racism accusations
Dance Moms type TV ShowAbby Lee Miller's reality show on Lifetime isn't moving forward. The cable network has canceled its plans to air Abby’s Virtual Dance Off in wake of the reality TV star being accused of racism by a former Dance Moms contestant Adriana Smith, EW has confirmed. In addition, Miller won't be returning to Dance Moms if the show is renewed for a ninth season. Then Smith — whose daughter Kamryn had competed on Dance Moms season 8 last year — responded with her own post. Another Dance Moms parent, Camille Bridges, has also called out Miller, telling E!
John Legend: We need to #SayHerName: Happy birthday, Breonna Taylor (Op?ed)
Like so many places, protesters fighting police violence in Louisville have been met by even more violence from the Louisville police. But day after day, the people of Kentucky have shown up, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. Weeks later those charges were only dropped after thousands of people took action and protested in the streets for justice. After Breonna's murder, the police department and the prosecutor closed ranks to protect their misconduct. I began Free America because I wanted to support the important long-standing work of organizers committed to transforming our justice system.
Billy Porter speaks up for the black LGBTQ community: 'Our lives matter, too!'
In a passionate, vigorous message delivered in a video shared with his social media followers, Pose Emmy winner Billy Porter spoke up for black gay and trans people joining the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests. "LGBTQ+ black folks are black people, too!" Porter highlighted the attack on Iyanna Dior, a black trans woman in Minneapolis, "during the peaceful protests." The tragic reality here is that black trans, as well as gender non-conforming, women and men are being killed in the United States by cis black men to such a degree that it is nearly the worst emergency for trans women on the planet." "As Black people, we risk our lives every time we leave our homes.
Cinemax Blankets Wall Street With Fake Ads Aimed at the 1%
To promote the upcoming premiere of the television drama Hunted, Cinemax took out advertisements on Wall Street promoting the show's fictional company, Byzantium Security International. Byzantium Security International's slogan embracing the financial elite's privileged role serves as an uncomfortably poetic accompaniment to the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. And with an out-of-home advertisement proudly flaunting a company's exclusivity mere steps from Federal Hall in Wall Street, it's no wonder the image has been repurposed to support the movement. There's more to Byzantium Security than an arresting hexagonal logo and a general disinterest in 99% of the country. Unscrambling the letters spelled out "Hourglass," which unlocked a video driving to the Byzantium Security application page at ByzantiumTests.com.
How to Encrypt Your Texts, Calls, Emails, and Data
“Now people are learning there are curtains.”Still, effective encryption doesn't always just happen, especially once you move beyond basic messaging. Text MessagingSignal, the smartphone and now-desktop encryption app, has become the darling of the privacy community, for good reason. Signal to Signal provides rock-solid end-to-end encryption; Signal to iMessage, or even to WhatsApp, won't. Well, it enables encrypted video and voice calls too. WhatsApp again uses Signal’s encryption protocols for voice and video, but as with text messages, doesn’t promise not to keep logs of conversation metadata.
The Best Galaxy S20 Deals (and Which Model to Pick)
But if you must have the greatest from Samsung this year, we've laid out everything you need to know about the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra, and even the new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip. Below, you'll also find every notable Galaxy S20 deal and order page we've found so far. The Right Galaxy for YouThe new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra costs $1,400. Photograph: SamsungThe differences between all three Galaxy S20 phones aren't as great as you might think. Galaxy S20 ($1,000+) is the smallest of the lot: If you want Samsung's best but don't want to carry around a phablet, get the S20.
Schools Turn to Surveillance Tech to Prevent Covid-19 Spread
“We are very much interested in the automated tracking of students,” says Michael Sawyers, superintendent for New Albany-Plain Schools. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers says she isn’t aware of other schools looking to adopt detailed surveillance measures. But the AFT has issued guidelines on reopening schools and colleges that warns about vendors potentially using the crisis to expand data-mining practices. “It's been one of the most disturbing parts of this,” says Albert Fox Cahn, founder of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project. Volan is one of several companies now hoping to sell its technology as an aid to reopening schools.
Reddit's Cofounder Wants a Black Person to Take His Board Seat
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian said Friday he’s resigning from the company’s board of directors and wants a black candidate to take his seat on what has been an all-white, four-person board. Ohanian’s move is perhaps the most striking response yet in Silicon Valley in support of racial equity after the killing of George Floyd. Tech companies are pledging thousands of dollars to racial justice organizations, but Ohanian’s is the first publicized resignation and will ultimately expand the Valley’s thin corps of black directors. In the video, Ohanian says he wants to be a role model for his daughter with tennis superstar Serena Williams. Ohanian, too, is under renewed criticism for his tenure at the company.
Facebook 'Manage Activity' Is a Long Overdue Privacy Feature
The new feature, known as Manage Activity will create the concept of an "archive" on Facebook, allowing you to move any or all of your past posts to a secret new home that only you can see. Manage Activity will also introduce a Facebook Trash folder so you can delete posts more easily. And Manage Activity is introducing batch actions for multiple posts at once so you can view and organize in bulk, rather than going post by post. But if you've been using Only Me as a makeshift archiving feature, Manage Activity isn't going to help put everything in one place. All archived posts will show up in one place, but Facebook says there isn’t a way to view the collection of posts you've marked Only Me.
16 Health Workers Talk About Their Battles With the Pandemic
Caring for so many extremely ill patients has taken an extraordinary emotional and physical toll on health workers from every nation. WIRED’s video team reached out to 16 of them—including doctors, physician assistants, paramedics, and epidemiologists—and asked them about their experiences treating Covid-19 patients. Some of them saw their first coronavirus patients just days before filming began; others had already been battling the disease for weeks or months. These health workers must take time away from their families, and they can’t even see all of their patients. WIRED is providing free access to stories about public health and how to protect yourself during the coronavirus pandemic.
Protests Renew Scrutiny of Tech's Ties to Law Enforcement
The collective outrage over the murder of George Floyd has led to nationwide protests, renewed calls for police reform, and uncharacteristically swift support for racial equity from Silicon Valley leaders. The tool misidentifies darker-skinned people more often than lighter-skinned people, according to a report from AI researcher Joy Buolamwini. In the wake of the protests, Trump reportedly told law enforcement, “you have to track” rioters, renewing concerns that police would use surveillance technology as part of their response to protest. Geofencing warrants are often written using GPS coordinates, not street names and addresses. It’s not clear how often police request geofencing warrants, but Google’s self-reported data on government requests show a big surge in search warrants, to roughly 20,000 last year from 10,000 in 2017.
Covid-19 Cases Were Already Rising Before the George Floyd Protests
And with so many people yelling, chanting, and coughing in close proximity, the protests will almost certainly set off devastating new chains of contagion in the coming weeks. (Let’s not forget that the virus thrives in jails and prisons, and this week the police arrested more than 10,000 people.) What scientists are already starting to see, however, is that in at least 14 states, including Minnesota, case numbers have been on the rise following the relaxation of stay-at-home orders. On Thursday, as Florida began its Phase 2 reopening, the state’s department of health reported 1,419 new coronavirus cases—its biggest single-day spike since the pandemic arrived in the state. More than 1,000 infections have been reported daily since Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 60,183.
A Better Jobs Report Belies America's Breadlines
National payrolls, which experts had been predicting might have officially shed another 8 million jobs, actually added more than 2 million. The new jobs report, while a welcome improvement, hardly captures what really appears to be happening across the country. We’re likely to see a similar effect in the jobs numbers. It’s entirely possible that, to pick a number, 10 million jobs successfully flow back into the workforce by the fall, as states and cities reopen. As surprisingly good as Friday’s monthly jobs number was, it comes a day after Thursday’s weekly jobs number showed another 1.9 million jobs lost the last week of May, numbers not yet accounted for in the monthly totals.
A Triple Threat Imperils Millions of People Across Africa
Over the past few months, the insects have rapidly spread north, crossing the Gulf of Oman to infiltrate Iran, Pakistan, and India. The combined damage from locusts, rains, and economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic have now become what the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization has called an unprecedented threat to food security in these regions. “The farmer is hit by the triple threat of locusts, flooding and unusually heavy rainfall in some seasons, and then Covid restrictions,” says Lydia Zigomo, Oxfam’s regional director in the Horn, East, and Central Africa. Even if an East African farmer’s crops survive the insects, heavy rains exacerbated by climate change might wash away the remaining plants. But Africa’s fight against the locusts requires constant coordination between the FAO and national governments, and the constant movement of supplies.
The Police's Military Tactics Turn Peaceful Protests Violent
Plumes of tear gas. US president Donald Trump has called for authorities to shut down protests with tougher policing, but he’s wrong. This corpus of research was apparently ignored by police in Minneapolis on the very first night of protests, with tear gas canisters flying well before fires were lit. “The very first night, the Minneapolis police were firing tear gas and pepper ball rounds at people just standing around. We have a good guess because that’s what happened in Baltimore, with the protests sparked by the police killing of Freddie Gray in 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg Is an Arbiter of Truth—Whether He Likes It or Not
The Plain ViewMark Zuckerberg has long said he doesn’t want to be the arbiter of truth. But despite all his protestations, Zuckerberg is not only the arbiter in chief of the world’s dominant social media platform, he’s an active one. Also, a group of the company’s earliest employees published a letter lamenting Facebook’s departure from its original ideals. As I wrote earlier this week, what bothered them was not just the two tweets Trump had cross-posted to Facebook. The frustration came from the fact that, for years now, the “free expression” Zuckerberg celebrates has meant hosting misinformation, hate, and divisiveness.
Big Tech’s Role in Policing the Protests
I think that's something that we're seeing right now, social media is flooded with tons of videos from tons of different viewpoints. Some of the articles are, I mean, it's going to take a lot of work but that's the point, they're really worth reading. I am a white man and like many other white people I am wondering what I can do to help. There are a lot of people asking for money right now, there are a lot of places you can donate to right now. And if you're unsure of where to go I'm going to give you two places that you can donate that have been vetted and they're great organizations doing really great work towards police reform and criminal justice reform.
Tech Companies Denounce Racism. Will Silicon Valley Change?
In Silicon Valley, where several cities have imposed nightly curfews, protesters have heard their messaging echoed by the giants in the tech industry. Companies including Facebook, Apple, Google, Twitter, Uber, Amazon, and Airbnb issued statements denouncing racism and expressing solidarity with protesters. Facebook announced plans to donate $10 million to racial justice organizations, though the company did not specify who would receive money or when. People are tired of that.”A truer test, McDonnell says, is whether the tech companies will lobby for legislative and structural change. Facebook also spent money lobbying, after Zuckerberg publicly opposed the executive order.
The WIRED Coronavirus Glossary
Novel coronavirus particles are thought to be carried via microscopic moisture droplets, in a cough or sneeze, for example. There is evidence that the coronavirus can be spread even if a person has no symptoms and doesn’t feel sick. Hydroxychloroquine use in coronavirus cases has drawn concern from public health officials and has been linked to increased deaths. Flatten the curveA term meant to indicate the need to reduce the number of coronavirus cases to manageable levels. WIRED is providing free access to stories about public health and how to protect yourself during the coronavirus pandemic.
Women Have Always Worked From Home
In the early weeks of the Covid-19 lockdowns, editors at certain journals spotted a decline in submissions from women. Being in charge of a box full of frightened humans in the middle of a pandemic is a full-time job on nightmare mode. Men are no doubt trying, but early stats suggest that most of the burden is falling on women. In periods of economic crisis, when the social fabric shreds, it is women who step up to patch it back together. Is this the time to be complaining about something as trivial as domestic work?
Can’t Go Out and Protest? Here’s How to Help From Home
“I have had a few breakdowns, because I can’t be out there with everyone. “There are many ways people can help out from their homes, and we need people to do it. Bail funds are used for a number of purposes, including freeing protestors who have been arrested or journalists detained in the course of reporting on the events. The Community Justice Exchange lists a Directory of Community Bail Funds by state on its website, so you can contribute to one near you. ActBlue has a page that splits donations between bail funds in multiple cities here.
Weed Sales on the Dark Web Surged Early in the Pandemic
In its study, the EMCDDA scraped buyers' review postings on the three dark web markets, allowing them to count the individual sales of different drugs. Tempting though it may be to draw a correlation between the Covid-19 lockdown and dark web cannabis sales, Carnegie Mellon professor and dark web researcher Nicolas Christin urges caution. So please everyone get your orders in as we don't know how long shipping is going to last," one dealer wrote on the dark web drug forum Dread. "Changes in drug markets due to temporary crises continue to cause behavioral shifts after the crisis is over," Groshkova says. After buyers get used to sourcing their pot on the dark web, in other words, some offline dealers could find that post-lockdown lives are a lot less busy.
How to Get Useful Customer Feedback Prior to Building Your Product
The importance of building for your customer cannot be emphasized enough. Use interviews, ask good questions, and follow a few of these other key tips.
As Businesses Reopen, Some Workers Fear Returning
“I have considered not returning to work, but what options do I really have?” asks Dustin Schaffer, an IT worker in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. He’s raised concerns with his employer but has not heard specifics of how the company plans to keep IT workers safe. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union estimates more than 3,000 meatpacking workers nationwide have tested positive for the virus. After the case was dismissed, Smithfield started testing workers routinely; dozens of employees were sent home after testing positive. A spokesperson for the company says it disagrees with “inaccurate characterizations” in the suit and has instituted new safety protocols to protect workers.
AI, AR, and the (Somewhat) Speculative Future of a Tech-Fueled FBI
Her breath smelled of mint stim gum, which took Keegan back to her own deployments and the cravings that followed. We just need to cut through to the station.” Griff nervously cracked his knuckles while Richter briefly looked him over. “Sorry, no can do.” Now, she only looked at Keegan, ignoring Griff again. At Keegan’s impatience, Richter looked at her quizzically. She’d varied her excuses—sometimes it was an FBI training course she claimed she couldn’t get out of, other times a family commitment.
‘Nonlethal’ Anti-Protest Weapons Can Cause Serious Harm
While similar weapons have been used by police around the world for decades, research shows that these “nonlethal” tools are not safe—and can be deadly. Police in cities including Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Dallas have used tear gas against protesters. “Most of the weapons that are used these days are mixtures of metal and foam—hard, dangerous foam—or shards of metal inside rubber,” Haar says. "Calling tear gas and rubber bullets nonlethal weapons is flat-out wrong." There's little available scholarship on the effects of rubber bullets, but researchers as far back as the 1970s warned of their inaccuracy.
This Bot Hunts Software Bugs for the Pentagon
Haynes had been testing it on Cloudflare software that resizes images to speed up websites, and fed it several sample photos. The world’s software has more security holes than experts have time to find, and more flaws ship every minute. Each hosted a bot that tried to find and exploit bugs in the other servers, while also finding and patching its own flaws. After eight hours, Mayhem, made by a team from Brumley’s Carnegie Mellon security lab, won the $2 million top prize. Other bugs found by Mayhem include one discovered earlier this year in the OpenWRT software used in millions of networking devices.
Study of 20,000 Coin Tosses Shows We Should All Take More Chances in Life
Go ahead and launch that new venture or boldly take your company in a different direction. New research suggests you won't regret it.
Facebook Has a 'Truth' Problem. What That Means for Brands
Mark Zuckerberg's stance on controversial posts has implications for businesses that use the platform to reach customers.
Reddit's Cofounder Wants a Black Person to Take His Board Seat
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian said Friday he’s resigning from the company’s board of directors and wants a black candidate to take his seat on what has been an all-white, four-person board. Ohanian’s move is perhaps the most striking response yet in Silicon Valley in support of racial equity after the killing of George Floyd. Tech companies are pledging thousands of dollars to racial justice organizations, but Ohanian’s is the first publicized resignation and will ultimately expand the valley’s thin corps of black directors. In a video, Ohanian says he wants to be a role model for his daughter with tennis superstar Serena Williams. Ohanian, too, is under renewed criticism for his tenure at the company.
The Role of Fantasy in Times of Radical Unrest
To put an end to one type of fantasy work calls for another kind of radical imagining. In times of collective uprising and political transformation, fantasy is paramount. The work of fantasy is the work of liberation, and the work of liberation must include fantasy. What he was really speaking to was fantasy work. In politics, the closest and we have come to this kind of liberatory fantasy work was in the form of Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign.
How Everlywell's Julia Cheek Makes Big Decisions Quickly
The Austin-based healthtech entrepreneur talked with Inc. about the strategic moves that led to her company's breakthrough success.
Tanya Holland's Brown Sugar Kitchen Was Spared in Oakland Protests. Now, She's Thinking About How to Rebuild Her City
Brown Sugar Kitchen chef-owner Tanya Holland is working to heal her Oakland community. Will the community return the favor?
Bruce Lee's ESPN 30 for 30 'Be Water' story still relevant today
Be Water, chronicling the life and legacy of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, is ESPN's latest 30 for 30. Video Transcript:Robin Lundberg: Be Water, ESPN's latest 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee's life and legacy airs Sunday, June 7th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Now, Bao, Bruce Lee is obviously an iconic figure. And I think Bruce and his story definitely is relevant because in many ways he faced a lot of discrimination. Be Water, ESPN's latest 30 for 30 on Bruce Lee's life and legacy airs Sunday, June 7th, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Atlanta's the Gathering Spot Reopens for Important Conversations About Racism and Economic Justice
At the Gathering Spot, Ryan Wilson is brokering some of Atlanta's most important conversations between activists, politicians, business leaders, and celebrities. Here's what he thinks needs to happen next.
Fathom's Winning Covid-19 Strategy: Change With the Virus
Fathom, a 3-D-printing services firm, is finding ways to source, design, or make whatever the medical community needs to fight the coronavirus.
Daymond John Answers Your Business Questions in a June 9 Livestream: RSVP Now
Ask the Shark Tank mentor and FUBU founder your questions in the next Inc. Real Talk: Business Reboot.
Timo Werner: Chelsea nears deal for RB Leipzig star
LONDON (AP) — Germany striker Timo Werner could be headed to Chelsea from Leipzig. The Premier League club reportedly agreed to a deal in principle to sign Werner after meeting his release clause of around 60 million euros ($68 million), which expires on June 15. He has scored 31 goals in all competitions this season for Leipzig, which has reached the Champions League quarterfinals. Werner, who moved to Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016, will compete with Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud for the striker spot at Chelsea. The London team has already agreed to sign Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech, who is set to join on July 1.
Benfica bus attack: Fans throw rocks, Weigl, Zivkovic hurt
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two Benfica players were injured when rocks were thrown at the Portuguese soccer club’s bus on a motorway after the team was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Tondela. Benfica said German midfielder Julian Weigl and Serbian winger Andrija Zivkovic were struck by glass shrapnel when the bus was stoned on the A2 motorway on Thursday. The attackers have not been identified, but the players addressed the likelihood that the culprits are Benfica fans. “Throwing rocks on a bus without caring if someone gets hurt? Benfica hasn’t won in four straight matches at the Stadium at Light in all competitions.
SI Insider: The Latest on the U.S. Open
SI's Jon Wertheim breaks down what those differences may look like. For more on the tennis world's version of that, I'm joined by SI senior writer Jon Wertheim. Jon, what's the latest on the U.S. Open? Jon Wertheim: This is a great parlor game of tennis these days. Again, this is going to be very, very different from the U.S. Open past years.
Miami Heat Eastern Conference Future Props
The NBA's futures betting market is back and Sports Illustrated is breaking down a gambling guide for the Miami Heat. As the NBA approaches a restart the Miami Heat has had a chance for its players to get healthy but will that be enough? So I think I think the Miami Heat to be very competitive. Corey Parson: Listen, this is what I do right now in the prop bet for the Miami Heat to win the Eastern Conference +150. So to answer that, yes, I will sprinkle something on the Miami Heat at +850.
Unchecked: Older NBA Coaches Should Be Able To Decide For Themselves
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that certain older coaches may not be able to be the bench coach when the NBA resumes due to coronavirus concerns. Read the full video transcript:I agree with Alvin Gentry, healthy older coaches who want to be out there should not be sidelined when the NBA returns. After Adam Silver mentioned that certain coaches may not be able to be the bench coach on Inside the NBA, Gentry was quick to say. And NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle followed up "I just spoke to Adam Silver and he admitted that he jumped the gun with his statement to TNT. And as with all of us, older coaches like Gentry and perhaps most notably Mike D’Antoni, given the Rockets playoff position, will make decisions in how they want to live their lives.
Chelsea wins Women's Super League title via points-per-game
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea regained the Women’s Super League trophy after being declared champion on Friday because the season was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The English Football Association’s board decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis. Manchester City was a point ahead of Chelsea but had played an extra game when the season was suspended in March. “Of course we would have preferred to play the remaining games,” Hayes said. Aston Villa was promoted from the Championship, which also had its season curtailed.
Galaxy release Aleksandar Katai after his wife's racist posts
The Galaxy mutually agreed to part ways with midfielder Aleksandar Katai Friday, two days after the team became aware of his wife's racist posts on social media about the protests happening throughout the country in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. In her since-deleted posts on Instagram, Tea Katai called protesters "disgusting cattle" and mocked the Black Lives Matter movement with the comment "Black Nikes Matter." The team issued a statement about the posts Wednesday night saying it condemned Tea Katai's posts and requested they be taken down. On Thursday, Aleksandar Katai posted a statement on Instagram calling his wife's posts "unacceptable" and adding "these views are not ones that I share and are not tolerated in my family." Katai, 29, was in his first season with the Galaxy and had appeared in two games this season.
MLS players express worry over return plan safety
Major League Soccer on Thursday said teams may resume training. MLS announced other protocols for continued testing and restrictions, including spacing for locker rooms and limits on the number of players in training rooms and gyms. As he looked ahead to the planned tournament in Orlando next month for all 26 teams, Larentowicz said he was nervous about the potential dangers. We are soccer players and we want to play and it’s their job now to keep us safe.”Nashville SC defender Daniel Lovitz said uncertainty about the Orlando plans has added to players’ safety concerns. “They’re here today and they’ve got smiles on their faces,” Eales said, adding they are “first and foremost soccer players and they’re doing what they love.”The love of soccer doesn’t erase safety concerns.
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How would the NBA react if a player kneeled for the anthem? If a player wants to take their protest methods a step further, the league and its teams should be supportive.
Chinese Professional Baseball League to end limit of fans in stands
The Chinese Professional Baseball League announced it will no longer limit the number of fans allowed inside stadiums during games. Fans will also no longer be required to wear masks in their seats, though they are still required "social-distance at the ballpark," per the CPBL. The CPBL opened its season on April 10, becoming the first major baseball league to begin play amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Korean Baseball Organization and Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan kicked off their respective seasons shortly after. The number of fans allowed increased to 2,000 on May 14.
Sports Gambling 101: What is Exposure?
Our Gambling 101 series continues with an explanation of the betting term “exposure”. How Does Bookmaker Exposure Affect Betting Odds? NFL Odds on May 31, 2020:NFL Odds on June 4, 2020:How Can Bettors Limit Bankroll Exposure? Setting daily, weekly and monthly spending limits helps players limit their exposure. Hedging parlay bets, which are alive with one leg still active, also helps limit exposure.
Clemson Football Gets WR Troy Stellato to Commit
Troy Stellato, the highly sought after wide receiver from Fort Lauderdale has committed to Clemson. Read for full video transcript:John Garcia Jr.: Dabo Sweeney and the Clemson Tigers pick up another elite wide receiver out of the Sunshine State. Troy Stellato: And I feel like you couldn't go wrong with each. And I mean, I love everything about Clemson love the atmosphere. Troy Stellato: That was there was also a huge factor because there was obviously the last place I visited and everything.
SI Insider: How College Athletics Will Handle Returning Athletes Who Test Positive for Coronavirus
With college athletes starting to voluntarily return to campus, so comes athletes testing positive for COVID-19. SI Insider Pat Forde takes a look at how college administrators will handle the positive tests and if there will be a plan in place for too many positive tests. Read the full video transcript:Pat Forde: With college athletes returning to campus to begin voluntary workouts, so has come the COVID-19 testing and so have come the positive tests. We had a report yesterday that five Alabama athletes tested positive for the virus. Oklahoma State had some positive tests and so on, so forth.
After Burning Fantasy Football Players in 2019, Steelers Playmakers Look to Rebound in 2020
For the last decade the Steelers have produced perennial studs in fantasy football but that was not the case in 2019. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season ending elbow injury in Week 2 and the team’s offense was disastrously bad with Mason Rudolph and Devlin Hodges under-center. So how should fantasy football players approach the Steelers playmakers in 2020? But boy, was that not the case in 2019, as soon as Ben Roethlisberger got injured, the entire offense really fell apart. Ben Heisler: Again, I think it still comes down to the play of "Big Ben" Roethlisberger, who led the NFL in passing in 2018.
Fantasy Football Draft or Pass: James Conner
With Le’Veon Bell off the team in 2019, James Conner was selected as a Top 10 running back in fantasy football but he fell way short of that mark. Can fantasy football players draft Conner with confidence? The numbers indicate that nearly 2200 yards and 20 total touchdowns in 22 total starts over the last two years for James Connor. Especially in a contract year, I think this is a great opportunity to buy low and draft James Connor at a very decreased ADP. Plenty more fantasy draft or pass insight for a lot of the NFL superstars.
Washington Capitals: Their case to win the 2020 Stanley Cup
Including this season’s slim victory, the Capitals have won five straight Metropolitan Division titles, home to some of the league’s heavy hitters. In that same time span, three different teams have won Atlantic and Central Division titles and four have captured the Pacific Division. (Of course, we all saw what happened the last time Holtby had a godawful regular season. Although the pandemic has made it seem much longer ago, the Capitals are still only one season removed from winning the Stanley Cup. Probably the most compelling reason the Capitals can win this season is that all those years they lost, they were built for the regular season and not the playoffs.
Draft or Pass: James Conner - Are You Going Back to the Well?
Last year, Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Conner didn't repeat his monster 2018 season. Our "Draft or Pass" video series takes a closer look at a fantasy player that will be debated often leading up to fantasy drafts. Today's video focuses on Pittsburgh Steelers RB James ConnerJames Conner Draft or Pass at current ADP: 44 (RB24)For years, Le'Veon Bell was the gold standard of PPR running backs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And as the lead back in Pittsburgh under Mike Tomlin, he will be given every opportunity to deliver. Since 2012, the lead running back under Tomlin has had at least 200 carries in every season.
2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Fantasy Team Outlook: Don't Call it a Comeback, They've Been Here For Years
Injuries derailed the 2019 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the question remains how close will they return to their former glory? Coaching StaffThe Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the best franchises in the NFL since 2001 while having elite success since 1972. He doesn’t have the strength to beat top blockers when engaged or hold them off in the run game. The Steelers fell to 31st in passing yards (3,214) with 18 TDs and 19 Ints, after losing their starting quarterback in Week 2. After the downgrade at QB, Pittsburgh finished 31st in passing yards (2,981) after finishing second in 2018 (5,008).
Q&A: Io Shirai on Her Pursuit of the NXT Women’s Championship
Io Shirai looks to take the next step in her climb to stardom this Sunday by winning the NXT Women’s Championship. That could happen this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: In Your House when Shirai wrestles Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley in a triple threat match for the NXT Women’s Championship. I have a very special opportunity to change how fans view women’s wrestling and I plan to use my abilities to do so. What does the NXT Women’s Championship mean to you? IS: It’s hard to fully explain what the NXT Women’s Championship means to me personally.
Trump: Drew Brees shouldn't have apologized for kneeling comments
President Donald Trump said Friday that Saints quarterback Drew Brees should not have apologized for his comments regarding NFL players kneeling for the national anthem. In October 2018, Trump said that the NFL “should’ve suspended” Kaepernick for his protests of social inequality during the anthem. So, on behalf of the National Football League, this is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: ‘We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black people. We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.’”
MLS Orlando tournament: Details, questions for return plan
MLS has an agreement with its players and a plan to return for a little more than a month in Orlando. Alongside your MLS Cup, U.S. Open Cup, and whatever the third title is—Eastern Conference? Everyone’s expected, but not everybody’s thrilledBarring injury or health concerns specific to an individual player, all MLS players currently under contract are expected to participate. Typically they’re given to the MLS Cup champ, the U.S. Open Cup champ, and the first-place finisher in each MLS conference following the regular season. The quality could suffer as teams return from long layoffs.
Adam Silver and NBA should allow older coaches to be on the bench
Healthy older coaches, who want to be out there, should not be sidelined when the NBA returns. After league commissioner Adam Silver mentioned that certain coaches may not be able to be the bench coach on Inside the NBA, Gentry was quick to say in part, "I think it's unfair if that's what they're doing. And NBA Coaches Association President Rick Carlisle followed up, "I just spoke to Adam Silver and he admitted that he jumped the gun with his statement to TNT. But that is what the NBA had to look into in green lighting a return to play. Clearly, for many, that means being the coach for their team on the sideline.
Clemson Gets Commitment from Four-Star WR Troy Stellato
"I really fell in love with what there [sic] all about," Stellato wrote in an exclusive interview with SI All-American. Only listed at 6-foot, 175 pounds, Stellato is a four-star wide receiver — the 141st overall player and the 25th ranked wide receiver — that can make moves like a running back, and he possesses really good hands as well. His so-called recruiting rankings improved during the past six months, but his offer sheet included Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Georgia, Penn State and Oregon provides a who’s who of college football programs. Make no mistake, Stellato is an absolutely elite wide receiver. The verified times, finishing as the second-fastest participant in talent-rich south Florida, validated the speed he brings to the wide receiver position.
UFC 250 preview: Amanda Nunes vs Spencer, rising stars to fight
Amanda Nunes returns to the Octagon to defend her featherweight championship against Felicia Spencer this Saturday at UFC 250. Spencer (8-1) obviously has an uphill battle against Amanda Nunes (19-4), who is riding a 10-fight win streak. The bantamweight fight pitting Cody Garbrandt against Raphael Assunção is a temperature check fight. The main card also features a bantamweight fight pitting Eddie Wineland against the undefeated Sean O’Malley, a sleeper candidate for fight of the night. If Nunes wins, that poses a unique problem for the UFC, as Spencer is the last serious challenger for Nunes.
Without Hugs or High Fives, Little League Is Slowly Returning
Carlson, the president of the Nittany Valley Little League, knew the league would have to implement new health protocols for all participants to follow. Things won’t look too different when the Williamsport Area Little League plays its first games over Father’s Day Weekend, said league president Ron Diemer. That’s not the case for Madison-Kennedy Little League, in Madison, Wisconsin, league president Chris Gingher said in an email. Only two of them—Hesperia National Little League and Hesperia American Little League—are in the process of restarting their seasons. Each league is coming up with and submitting their own mitigation plans based on the Little League resumption guide.
Team and League Statements on Social Justice Mostly Ring Hollow
Famous people and corporate brands have been putting out generic statements for a long time. The only real goal is for the issuer of The Statement to be able to say they said something. I think, this past week, something changed. Roger Goodell passed this along on Saturday (before the league took a second swing on Thursday night following a week of impassioned outreach from players of color around the league). "As current events dramatically underscore, there remains much more to do as a country and as a league.
TNT's Ernie Johnson addresses Drew Brees's flag comments
Inside the NBA returned Thursday night with a special edition during which the panel talked about the events of the past week, including the Drew Brees controversy. Host Ernie Johnson shared some strong words about the flag and people who refuse to understand the reason why Colin Kaepernick and others took a knee during the national anthem. Here's a portion of Johnson's thoughtful comments:"You can fly the flag at your house. SPORTS HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: Twitter would lose its collective mind if this run happened today. During a 1982 Falcons-49ers Monday Night Football game, Atlanta running back William Andrews ran over Ronnie Lott and five other San Francisco defenders.
Texas State head coach made numerous racist remarks, claim ex-players
Texas State head coach Danny Kaspar previously directed numerous racist remarks toward his players, according to former Bobcats point guard Jaylen Shead. Shead played one season at Texas State in 2018-19. "I just feel like with everything going on, we are looking for leaders," Shead told ESPN. Texas State athletic director Dr. Larry Teis announced on Friday the school will launch an investigation into Kaspar's alleged comments. Kaspar joined Texas State in 2013 after 13 years at Stephen F. Austin.
Austin Ekeler’s Underdog Story Is Complete . . . Almost
She shielded Austin, pointing him to another way, ferrying him to practices and games in soccer and track and football. Ekeler starred but not in the same way as most college football heroes. * * *Before the lockdowns started, Ekeler enjoyed a blissful existence. To keep alive the tale, Ekeler started to get creative with his workouts, especially after he saw Steelers back James Conner throwing logs in the woods. As the self-isolation dragged on, Ekeler started to channel his boredom into productivity, making the most of his time like he had at Western, formulating plans.
Which Team Can Snag the Eighth Seed Before the 2020 NBA Playoffs?
The NBA has announced its return plan, with 22 teams invited to Orlando for eight regular-season games before the 2020 playoffs. The league’s 16 playoff teams will head down to Disney World, joined by the six teams within six games of the No. 9 seed is within four games of the final playoff spot, adding additional intrigue down the stretch. He’s among the game’s most lethal scorers, and on the right night, he can take down even the league’s top teams. Washington WizardsWhile the Western Conference teams will be jockeying for position in the NBA’s eight-game sprint, Washington’s postseason blueprint is simple.
Michael Bradley rips President Donald Trump: 'There's no leadership'
Longtime U.S. men's national team captain Michael Bradley sharply criticized President Donald Trump during a conference call with reporters Thursday. There isn't a moral bone in his body," Bradley said, via the Canadian Press. There's no leadership from the president, there's no leadership from the Republican senators who have sat back and been totally complicit in everything he's done for the last 3 1/2 years." I'm horrified, angry, disgusted and embarrassed we live in a world where Black men, women, children fear for their lives daily. Bradley is the captain of Toronto FC and previously played for the U.S. in the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.
NBA Should Support Players In Any Way They Decide to Protest
If a player wants to take their protest methods a step further, the league and its teams should be supportive. Donald Trump, pandering to the simpletons who couldn’t understand Kaepernick’s message, began an assault on NFL players taking a knee. Before the start of the ’17-18 season, NBA players were asked about it. Will teams support players efforts to draw attention to literal life and death issues? The statements teams put out in the aftermath of Floyd’s death were strong and supportive.
Racist fans in Boston caused Torii Hunter to seek no-trade clause
In Friday’s Hot Clicks: why Torii Hunter made sure he’d never play for the Red Sox, NFL players call on the league to step up and more. “I’ve been called the N-word in Boston 100 times”In 2017, then-Orioles outfielder Adam Jones told reporters that he’d been subjected to racist abuse from fans in the stands at Boston’s Fenway Park. Pretty awesome.”Jones’s allegation prompted other Black major leaguers to come forward with their experiences of racism in Boston. “I’ve been called the N-word in Boston 100 times, and I said something about it,” Hunter said. So I had a no-trade clause in everything I had not to go to Boston.
South China Sea warning: Beijing using coronavirus as 'cover' for plot
Added: 05.06.2020 13:04 | 19 views | 0 commentsCHINA is using the coronavirus as cover as it tightens its grip on the South China Sea with a surge in naval activity aimed at intimidate other countries in the region, the commander of US Forces in Japan said on Friday.
'Get off my lawn!' Scott Morrison told off by resident as Australia PM in awkward moment
'Get off my lawn!' Scott Morrison told off by resident as Australia PM in awkward momentAdded: 05.06.2020 13:31 | 23 views | 0 commentsSCOTT MORRISON and reporters have been told off by a furious resident who interrupted the Australian Prime Minister in the middle of a news conference.
Hamburg emergency: Armed police shut German road after school threat -Helicopter scrambled
Added: 05.06.2020 12:47 | 23 views | 0 commentsARMED police in Germany have rushed to the scene and scrabled a helicopter after a threat was made to a school in the Mümmelmannsberg region.
Russia Arctic emergency: Shocking satellite images shed light on mysterious oil disaster
Added: 05.06.2020 11:42 | 22 views | 0 commentsSATELLITE images have shown the shocking extent of the Arctic oil spillage which has prompted Russia's President Vladimir Putin to declare a state of emergency - with the circumstances behind the disaster still unclear.
Second degree murder definition: What is second degree murder? What’s first degree?
Second degree murder definition: What is second degree murder? What’s first degree? Added: 05.06.2020 11:01 | 19 views | 0 commentsSECOND-DEGREE murder definitions sometimes differ between countries, as do punishments, with many people wondering what the charges mean for Derek Chauvin. What is second-degree murder, and what is first-degree?
UN chief: COVID-19 compounds dire situation in Mali, Sahel
UN chief: COVID-19 compounds dire situation in Mali, SahelAdded: 05.06.2020 14:19 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wbal.comUNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the coronavirus pandemic has compounded the "dire humanitarian and security situations” in Mali and Africa’s Sahel region. The U.N. chief said in a report to the Security Council obtained Thursday by The Associated Press that the deteriorating security situation “remains of grave concern with terrorist groups allied with al-Qaida and Islamic State competing for control over areas of influence.” Guterres said terrorist attacks against civilians, Malian and international forces are continuing in northern and central Mali, posing the most significant security threat in... More in article.wn.com » NFL, Islamic State Tags: Africa
If We Aren’t Yet Antifa We Should Be-It’s The Only Thing Keeping Us From Fascism
Added: 05.06.2020 12:04 | 21 views | 0 commentsArticle by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling Fascism, understanding it and how we combat it, is as important today as it was in the past. Just like the protests that resisted Nazism in Germany and Fascism in Italy, historians and scholars warn that the ongoing movement confronting institutional racism, economic inequality, and the Trump administration, often have an explicit anti-fascism ring to them. Neither is everyone willing to obey or sacrifice their lives for a white nationalist ideology that has gradually destroyed the U.S. Constitution and stripped citizens of their political liberties and economic rights. President Donald Trump and his administration may not have the alarming...
Coronavirus chaos: Terrifying data sparks panic as ANOTHER country falls to second wave
Coronavirus chaos: Terrifying data sparks panic as ANOTHER country falls to second waveAdded: 05.06.2020 18:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsIRAN is braced for a second wave of coronavirus infections after new figures showed the number of new cases had reached a record high.
Coronavirus China conspiracy: UK colonel claims he was told virus came from Wuhan lab
Coronavirus China conspiracy: UK colonel claims he was told virus came from Wuhan labAdded: 05.06.2020 18:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsA UK colonel has claimed to the Daily Mirror he was told coronavirus could have emerged from a Wuhan laboratory - a theory which has been previously debunked.
Archaeology breakthrough: How expert stumbled on lost Ottoman town in Qatar
Added: 05.06.2020 18:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsARCHAEOLOGY breakthroughs are rare, particularly in the study of the Ottoman Empire, but Dr Andrew Peterson recalled to Express.co.uk how he came across an abandoned ancient settlement in Qatar.
China warns 'there WILL be consequences' if Boris allows Hong Kong citizens to relocate
China warns 'there WILL be consequences' if Boris allows Hong Kong citizens to relocateAdded: 05.06.2020 18:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsCHINA's ambassador to the UK has threatened that there will "for sure" be serious "consequences" for the Government if Boris Johnson goes ahead with his plan to intervene in the Hong Kong crisis.
Kim Jong-un: Terrifying reason behind North Korean leader's nuclear obsession exposed
Added: 05.06.2020 17:09 | 18 views | 0 commentsKIM JONG-UN is considered one of North Korea's most feared leaders because he has successfully produced a stockpile of nuclear missiles - but one expert claims the hermit state head would not use them and instead there is a more chilling reason behind his obsession with world-ending weapons.
China cover-up: Trump exposes Beijing coronavirus 'gift'
Added: 05.06.2020 15:55 | 17 views | 0 commentsPRESIDENT TRUMP has warned China that the US "will get down to the answer" of why the state's handling of the coronavirus outbreak was so bad, mocking the nation for its "gift" to the world.
New biblical locust plague sees huge swarm devastate Pakistan
Added: 05.06.2020 16:14 | 18 views | 0 commentsA DEVASTATING invasion of crop-eating locusts has put large parts of Asia on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.
Madeleine McCann disappearance: Prime suspect was cleared by shamed cop in 2007
Madeleine McCann disappearance: Prime suspect was cleared by shamed cop in 2007Added: 05.06.2020 15:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsPORTUGUESE police who were investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance identified the German paedophile prime suspect in 2007 but ruled him out, it emerged last night.
China warning: IDS condemns Beijing as he demands countries take on abusive regime
Added: 05.06.2020 15:18 | 18 views | 0 commentsCHINA has been warned against a group of nations who have come together to take on the regime following a series of problems, Sir Iain Duncan Smith said.
‘Most intriguing survivor of Pompeii’ revealed by archaeologist as ‘masterpiece’ unearthed
Added: 05.06.2020 13:45 | 21 views | 0 commentsPOMPEII archaeologist Bettany Hughes made an incredible discovery after uncovering what was described as "the most intriguing survivor of Pompeii," a masterpiece of the Roman Empire that can be linked to the 21st century.
Coronavirus Live Updates: For Students, a Bleak Picture of Academic Loss
Added: 05.06.2020 10:33 | 17 views | 0 commentsNew research suggests that some will lose the equivalent of a full school year’s worth of academic credit. Two major Covid-19 studies are retracted.
Watch This Black Hole Blow Bubbles
Added: 05.06.2020 10:00 | 20 views | 0 commentsA black hole was seen shooting electrified gas and energy into space. Each blob contained about 400 million billion pounds of matter.
Did Mom Take Her Medicine? Keeping Eyes on Elders in Quarantine
Did Mom Take Her Medicine? Keeping Eyes on Elders in QuarantineAdded: 05.06.2020 10:00 | 23 views | 0 commentsTechnology can help families monitor the health and safety of older people kept from their families by the coronavirus.
11 of Our Best Weekend Reads
Added: 05.06.2020 19:39 | 15 views | 0 commentsVideo: How George Floyd died. At the C.D.C., what went wrong? Tara Reade’s journey. Pete Davidson is out of the basement. Farewell, Christo.
Brussels cracks: ‘Serious splits’ erupt as member states question ‘what is the EU for?’
Added: 05.06.2020 19:08 | 12 views | 0 commentsTHE European Union could face a new crisis after the coronavirus pandemic as member states realise a frightening flaw in the bloc, a former Brexit Party MEP has claimed.
South China Sea warning: Beijing ‘creating fortresses’ in region risks sparking conflict
Added: 05.06.2020 19:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsCHINA's increasingly aggressive behaviour, especially with respect to the South China Sea, poses a grave risk to world peace, with the region representing a major flashpoint, Tobias Ellwood MP has warned.
Super-spreader fears ignited after bombshell study
Super-spreader fears ignited after bombshell study - 'Beyond what we could have imagined'Added: 05.06.2020 18:42 | 14 views | 0 commentsRESEARCHERS have discovered around 20 percent of people with COVID-19 were responsible for 80 percent of all transmissions, according to a new study, sparking fears of ‘super spreaders'.
Measuring Atlantic bluefin tuna with a drone
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsResearchers have used an unmanned aerial system (or drone) to gather data on schooling juvenile Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine. This pilot study tested whether a drone could keep up with the tuna while also taking photographs that captured physical details of this fast-moving fish.
American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast
American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeastAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: monitor.noaa.govResearchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: Cher
Volcanic glass spray shows promise in controlling mosquitoes
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 5 views | 0 commentsAn indoor residual spray made by combining a type of volcanic glass with water showed effective control of mosquitoes that carry malaria, according to a new study. The findings could be useful in reducing disease-carrying mosquito populations - and the risk of malaria - in Africa.
New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibiotic
New killing mechanism discovered in 'game-changing' antibioticAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.geologyin.comScientists have taken another step forward on their quest to develop a viable drug based on teixobactin -- a new class of potent natural antibiotic capable of killing superbugs. New research provides fundamental new insights into how teixobactins kill bacteria, including the discovery of a new killing mechanism that could help inform the design of improved teixobactin-based drugs. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Bacteria Tags: Scientists
DNA increases our understanding of contact between Stone Age cultures
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 14 views | 0 commentsWhat kind of interactions did the various Stone Age cultures have with one another? In a new interdisciplinary study, researchers have combined archaeological and genetic information to better understand Battle Axe cultural influences discovered in graves of the Pitted Ware culture.
New technique for engineering living materials and patterns
New technique for engineering living materials and patternsAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.dovepress.comA new method for engineering living materials called 'MeniFluidics' could see a transformation in tissue engineering and bio-art, as well as new ways to research cellular interactions. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
People with Severe Vision Loss Less Accurately Judge Distance of Nearby Sounds, Study Shows
Added: 05.06.2020 20:21 | 13 views | 0 commentsA new study shows that greater severity of vision loss is associated with increased auditory judgments of distance and room size; on average, participants with severe visual losses perceived sounds to be twice as far away, and rooms to be three times larger, than sighted controls; distance estimates for sighted controls were most accurate for [...]
Coronavirus Live Updates: Many Business Owners and Landlords Are Facing Off Amid the Economic Crisis
Coronavirus Live Updates: Many Business Owners and Landlords Are Facing Off Amid the Economic CrisisAdded: 05.06.2020 20:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsResearch suggests that some students in the U.S. will lose months or more of academic progress. The pandemic has resurrected the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. U.S. unemployment fell to 13.3 percent.
Not children, but 'super-happy families' the aim of assisted reproduction
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsResearchers studied how staff at fertility clinics view the assessments that childless couples and women undergo in order to access assisted reproduction. It emerges in the interviews that the assessment of the potential parents is based on the child's future welfare and on the responsible use of public resources.
Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate change
Peatland drainage in Southeast Asia adds to climate changeAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 7 views | 0 commentsStudy reveals drainage, deforestation of the region's peatlands, which leads to fires, greenhouse emissions, land subsidence.
Discovery unlocks 'hot' electrons for more efficient energy use
Discovery unlocks 'hot' electrons for more efficient energy useAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: www.slideshare.netHighly energetic, "hot" electrons have the potential to help solar panels more efficiently harvest light energy. But up until now, scientists haven't been able to measure the energies of those electrons, limiting their use. Researchers have now demonstrated how a technique using a scanning tunneling microscope integrated with lasers and other optical components reveals the energy distribution of hot electrons. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Cher Tags: Scientists
Reducing severe breathlessness and psychological trauma in COVID-19 ARDS survivors
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 5 views | 0 commentsA new paper examines ventilation and medication strategies that can help avoid psychological trauma for severe COVID-19 survivors treated for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) with mechanical ventilation.
'Whispering gallery' effect controls electron beams with light
'Whispering gallery' effect controls electron beams with lightAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nationalww2museum.orgWhen you speak softly in one of the galleries of St Paul's cathedral, the sound runs around the dome and visitors anywhere on its circumference can hear it. This striking phenomenon has been termed the 'whispering gallery' effect, and one variant is where a wave travels nearly perfectly around a structure. Researchers have now harnessed the effect to control the beam of an electron microscope by light. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Cher Tags: Strikes
New smart fabrics from bioactive inks monitor body and environment by changing color
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsResearchers developed biomaterial-based inks that respond to and quantify chemicals released from the body or in the environment by changing color. Multiple inks can be screen printed onto clothes or even face masks at high resolution, providing a detailed map of human response or exposure.
Diet, gut microbes affect cancer treatment outcomes
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 6 views | 0 commentsWhat we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy - and likely many other medical treatments - because of ripple effects that begin in our gut, new research suggests.
Psychedelic drug psilocybin tamps down brain's ego center
Psychedelic drug psilocybin tamps down brain's ego centerAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: thinblueflorida.comTo see how psychedelics impact the claustrum, a mysterious region of the brain believed to control the ego, researchers compared the brain scans of people after they took psilocybin with their scans after taking a placebo. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: Cher
Something in the water: Pollutant may be more hazardous than previously thought
Something in the water: Pollutant may be more hazardous than previously thoughtAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 5 views | 0 commentsPerchlorate, a chemical compound used in rocket fuels and other materials, may be a more hazardous pollutant than previously thought, says a new study.
Could the blood of COVID-19 patients be used to predict disease progression?
Could the blood of COVID-19 patients be used to predict disease progression? Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: flipboard.comResearchers have identified 27 proteins which are present at different levels in the blood of COVID-19 patients, depending on the severity of their symptoms. These biomarker profiles could be used to predict disease progression and make it easier for doctors to decide which type of treatment to use. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: Cher
California moves to end state police use of carotid restraint
Added: 05.06.2020 21:07 | 13 views | 0 commentsCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that he would end state police training in the use of carotid restraints similar to the technique used on George Floyd, whose death in police custody in Minnesota has prompted more than a week of protests nationwide.
Trump opens Atlantic sanctuary to commercial fishing
Added: 05.06.2020 21:06 | 13 views | 0 commentsPresident Donald Trump announced on Friday he will open up a 5,000 square mile conservation area in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England to commercial fishing.
George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.
George Floyd's death sparks new generation of activists in U.S.Added: 05.06.2020 20:39 | 16 views | 0 commentsKristina Knox, a 25-year-old child development teacher from Maryland, cried for days after watching video footage of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck while Floyd gasped for air.
Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers
Added: 05.06.2020 20:12 | 13 views | 0 commentsAs protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.
U.S. appeals court blocks White House from suspending reporter's press pass
Added: 05.06.2020 20:07 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe White House unlawfully suspended the press credentials of a reporter who got in an argument with a supporter of President Donald Trump at a public event, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.
Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave Washington area
Added: 05.06.2020 20:01 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to their home bases, a U.S. official told Reuters.
U.S. states lean toward breaking up Google's ad tech business: CNBC
Added: 05.06.2020 19:53 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. state attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for potential antitrust violations are leaning toward pushing for a breakup of its ad technology business as part of an expected suit, CNBC reported on Friday, citing sources.
Facebook says it found no foreign interference targeting U.S. protests
Added: 05.06.2020 19:48 | 15 views | 0 commentsFacebook Inc said on Friday it had seen no evidence of coordinated foreign interference on its platforms targeting U.S. anti-racism protests, after the U.S. attorney general said foreign groups were trying to exacerbate the situation.
Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat
Added: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 7 views | 0 commentsIndiscriminate feeding by an alien population of the carnivorous spotted-thighed frog -- could severely affect the native biodiversity of southern Australia according to a new study.
New study reveals cracks beneath giant, methane gushing craters
New study reveals cracks beneath giant, methane gushing cratersAdded: 05.06.2020 21:21 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: users.skynet.be250-million-year-old cracks in the seafloor feed greenhouse gas methane into giant craters in the Barents Sea. More than 100 craters, presently expelling enormous amounts of the greenhouse gas into the ocean, are found in the area. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Don McGahn officially leaves Trump administration as White House counsel
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsWhite House counsel Donald McGahn officially left the administration on Wednesday, according to a senior White House official and another person briefed on his departure - ending a tenure marked by a significant reshaping of the federal judiciary but also clashes with President Trump over the ongoing...
Nevada's famous pimp expected to win state election despite death
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsNevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet industry. And, despite...
Investigators have '100 percent expectation' that missing Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs is still alive
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsA missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home, authorities said Wednesday as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts. Investigators have been searching for 13-year-old Jayme Closs since deputies responding to a 911 call...
Trump tries to protect Saudis as global outrage grows over suspected killing of Khashoggi
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsAs gruesome details of Jamal Khashoggi's alleged killing and dismemberment at the hands of Saudi operatives trickled into the public domain this week, calls sounded in capitals around the globe for immediate retaliation to the apparent human rights atrocity. But President Donald Trump has remained...
Mueller said to be ready to deliver key findings in Trump-Russia probe
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce dictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials. Specifically, Mueller is close...
Student gunman kills 19, wounds more than 50 at vocational school in Crimea
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsAn 18-year student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoody covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov, described as a...
McConnell says Republicans will try again to repeal Obamacare if they have the votes
McConnell says Republicans will try again to repeal Obamacare if they have the votesAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 14 views | 0 commentsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., said Wednesday that Republicans may try once again to repeal the Affordable Care Act after the November midterm elections, reviving an issue that polls show has swung sharply in the Democrats' favor. In an interview with Reuters, McConnell said that...
Pharmacist at Meijer store in Michigan refuses medicine to woman having miscarriage
Pharmacist at Meijer store in Michigan refuses medicine to woman having miscarriageAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsA Michigan woman is demanding that Meijer discipline a pharmacist and implement a company-wide policy for how pharmacists should handle religious and moral objections to dispensing medication after she was denied a prescription to help complete a miscarriage. Rachel Peterson, 35, alleges a pharmacist...
Buffalo police officers quit unit in protest at colleagues' suspension: reports
Added: 05.06.2020 21:33 | 11 views | 0 commentsAll 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from that team to protest the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, local media reported on Friday.
Gargling with bleach? Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent coronavirus, survey finds
Added: 05.06.2020 21:09 | 13 views | 0 commentsMore than a third of Americans misused cleaners and disinfectants to try to prevent infection by the coronavirus, according to a survey taken shortly after President Donald Trump publicly asked whether injecting such products could treat COVID-19.
Baby born after Hurricane Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsTheir home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle. So Capps, his wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the...
Jamal Khashoggi's final column: What the Arab world needs most is free expression
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsA note from Karen Attiah, Washington Post Global Opinions editor:I received this and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. eld off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit...
Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. on day of Pompeo visit to discuss missing journalist
Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. on day of Pompeo visit to discuss missing journalistAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh to discuss the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a State Department official confirmed Wednesday amid global calls for answers in the case....
Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack that left 20 dead
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsAuthorities on the Crimean Peninsula were searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out a shooting and bomb attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others, an official said Thursday. An 18-year-old student, who later killed himself, was initially...
Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants traveling to U.S.
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsSweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage. "Thank you, thank you very much," Zuniga told her, accepting the gift with a broad grin. "I couldn't...
Another Trump-branded building had decided to take down the president's name
Another Trump-branded building had decided to take down the president's nameAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe residents of a Manhattan condominium called "Trump Place" have voted to remove the president's name from the tower's facade, the latest in a string of properties that have distanced themselves from the Trump brand since Election Day 2016. Unit owners in the Upper West Side building, a 46-story...
Democratic candidates for Congress have raised a record-shattering $1 billion this election
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsDemocratic candidates running for Congress this year collectively raised more than $1 billion for their campaigns - a record-shattering sum that highlights the party's zeal to retake the House and Senate and underscores the enormous amount of money flowing into the midterm races. The $1.06 billion...
Former USA Gymnastics head indicted on tampering charge
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsFormer USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district...
Pompeo briefed by Turkey, but did not hear tape that allegedly contains journalist's last moments
Pompeo briefed by Turkey, but did not hear tape that allegedly contains journalist's last momentsAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsSecretary of State Mike Pompeo received a firsthand briefing Wednesday on Turkey's claims that Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudi agents, but he did not listen to an audio tape that Turkey says offers a gruesome rendering of the journalist's last moments alive. Pompeo's trip to hear both sides...
Biden denounces Trump comment at jobs event that George Floyd would be “happy” today
Biden denounces Trump comment at jobs event that George Floyd would be “happy” todayAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe former vice president said Trump’s ‘crowing’ at better unemployment numbers disturbed him.
Trump-connected lobbyist ends coronavirus contract with D.C. due to Bowser, White House feud
Added: 05.06.2020 21:19 | 7 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump and Mayor Bowser have battled in recent days over military presence in the city. On Friday, the city finished painting 16th Street to say “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in large yellow font on a road outside the White House.
Biden says 10-15% of the nation is ‘just not very good people’
Biden says 10-15% of the nation is ‘just not very good people’Added: 05.06.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe former vice president spoke optimistically of the majority of Americans in a time of crisis.
A reverse fact-check from Trump and his supporters about ‘tear gas’ falls apart
A reverse fact-check from Trump and his supporters about ‘tear gas’ falls apartAdded: 05.06.2020 20:19 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe reporters who were tear-gassed on Monday were right: they were tear-gassed.
Does Trump understand why the protests are happening?
Does Trump understand why the protests are happening? Added: 05.06.2020 18:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsHe seemed to in his early remarks on George Floyd. But he’s opted to talk about other things since then.
The Daily 202: ‘We don’t need to overreact.’ Jeff Sessions says ‘politically correct policing’ will ‘demoralize’ officers.
The Daily 202: ‘We don’t need to overreact.’ Jeff Sessions says ‘politically correct policing’ will ‘demoralize’ officers. Added: 05.06.2020 18:20 | 6 views | 0 commentsIn an interview, the former attorney general supports Trump’s threat to invoke the Insurrection Act and defends Barr’s order to clear Lafayette Square.
How Mattis reached his breaking point — and decided to speak out against Trump
How Mattis reached his breaking point — and decided to speak out against TrumpAdded: 05.06.2020 16:19 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe former defense secretary feared top military leaders were being used as a prop for the president, according to people familiar with his thinking.
Trump threatens to use military to 'CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER' over migrant caravan
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsPresident Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER." Trump tweeted Thursday that he wanted "Mexico to stop this onslaught."
In Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael, some come home to find no home
In Mexico Beach after Hurricane Michael, some come home to find no homeAdded: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsWith stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace of the...
One-third of non-incumbent House Democratic candidates don't support Nancy Pelosi
Added: 05.06.2020 18:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsSince Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced her intent to run for speaker of the House should Democrats retake the majority in 2019, dozens of candidates have come out against the first woman to hold that office. Democratic opposition to Pelosi has ranged from intending to vote against...
D.C. mayor asks Trump to withdraw military and federal presence
Added: 05.06.2020 16:51 | 18 views | 0 commentsMayor Muriel Bowser said she had ended the state of emergency in the city, since protests were primarily peaceful.
Supreme Court could soon announce whether it will reexamine policing
Supreme Court could soon announce whether it will reexamine policingAdded: 05.06.2020 19:31 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe justices could announce as soon as Monday whether they will rethink qualified immunity, a legal doctrine created by the court that has turned into a powerful shield for police officers.
Cuomo: Buffalo police video "disturbs your basic sense of humanity"
Added: 05.06.2020 17:44 | 17 views | 0 comments"Who are we? How did we get to this place?" he said of the video.
Trump hails jobs numbers and says it's a "great day" for Floyd
Trump hails jobs numbers and says it's a "great day" for FloydAdded: 05.06.2020 16:45 | 17 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump declared victory over improving unemployment numbers and a week of protests, saying the George Floyd is looking down on the progress.
Watch live: Trump holds press conference on jobs numbers
Watch live: Trump holds press conference on jobs numbersAdded: 05.06.2020 14:37 | 21 views | 0 commentsEmployers added 2.5 million jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.
Trump to head to rural Maine as protests continue nationwide
Trump to head to rural Maine as protests continue nationwideAdded: 05.06.2020 14:12 | 20 views | 0 commentsMaine Governor Janet Mills asked the president to "check his inflammatory rhetoric at the door" during his visit.
President Trump fires back after stinging criticism from GOP senator and former top advisers
Added: 05.06.2020 12:50 | 18 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump fired back at growing criticism over his handling of protests after his former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released a scathing statement accusing the president of dividing the country. The president's former chief of staff, John Kelly, and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski both came to Mattis' defense on Thursday.
The Takeout: A CBS News original political podcast
Added: 05.06.2020 12:36 | 20 views | 0 comments“The Takeout” is a weekly podcast about politics, policy and pop culture hosted by CBS News Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett.
Congresswoman: Police reform package will be about "accountability"
Added: 05.06.2020 12:33 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke with CBS News' Major Garrett for "The Takeout" podcast about lawmakers' plans in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Vote-by-mail systems could offer challenges for Native Americans
Vote-by-mail systems could offer challenges for Native AmericansAdded: 05.06.2020 11:09 | 20 views | 0 commentsFor Native Americans living on reservations, implementing vote-by-mail policies could create barriers to voting.
Citizens Rise Up: A Timeline of the Global Protests in the Wake of George Floyd's Death
It was only May 25, 2020--Memorial Day here in the States--when George Floyd became the latest on a tragically long list of black men and women who have lost their lives while in police custody....
Breonna Taylor's Mom Calls for the Arrest of Police Officers Involved in Her Death
Breonna Taylor's mother is fighting for justice on her daughter's birthday. As many Americans pay tribute to the essential worker who would have turned 27 today, Tamika Palmer is...
Rachel Lindsay Sounds Off on Drew Brees' Apology, Hannah Brown & More
Rachel Lindsay Sounds Off on Drew Brees' Apology, Hannah Brown & MoreAdded: 05.06.2020 20:34 | 12 views | 0 commentsActions speak louder than words. On Friday, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay virtually stopped by Daily Pop and shared with E! 's Nina Parker her thoughts on Drew Brees' apology,... On Friday, former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay virtually stopped by Daily Pop and shared with E! 's Nina Parker her thoughts on Drew Brees' apology,... More in www.eonline.com » Tags: SPA
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Changes Street Name to Black Lives Matter Plaza
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city has renamed a street in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. Taking to social media on Friday, she shared footage of an...
What to Watch, Listen to and Read to Support Black Voices
You are what you watch, you are what you listen to, and you are what you read. As citizens continues to mourn the death of George Floyd and protests supporting the Black Lives Matter...
6 Acts of Kindness That Will Inspire You
6 Acts of Kindness That Will Inspire YouAdded: 05.06.2020 20:00 | 15 views | 0 comments"Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." Mister Rogers may have shared his mother's words to him as a young boy decades ago, but they are more... "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." Mister Rogers may have shared his mother's words to him as a young boy decades ago, but they are more... More in www.eonline.com » Tags: SPA
Alexis Ohanian Resigns From Reddit, Urges Board to Fill His Seat With a Black Candidate
Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the Reddit board. The tech entrepreneur, who is the husband of Serena Williams, announced on Friday that he's taking a step back from the company he...
John Legend Writes Personal Tribute to Breonna Taylor on Her 27th Birthday
On what would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday, John Legend is fighting for justice. In a new op-ed written for Entertainment Weekly, the "All of Me" singer decided to...
Congress crafts police reform legislation, responding to police violence
Added: 05.06.2020 21:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsCongress is discussing around a dozen proposals to respond to police violence in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.
John Kelly says nation needs to choose leaders more wisely
John Kelly says nation needs to choose leaders more wiselyAdded: 05.06.2020 20:34 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe former White House chief of staff also contradicted President Trump's claim that he fired former Defense Secretary James Mattis.
Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warn
Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warnAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe International Energy Agency urges governments to offer economic stimulus packages that invest in clean energy technologies, amid coronavirus crisis.
There are some good reasons to check your homeowners insurance heading into spring
There are some good reasons to check your homeowners insurance heading into springAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.infocuriosity.comWith weather events wreaking havoc around the U.S. — often in places unaccustomed to them — experts recommend that you review your own homeowners insurance. More in www.cnbc.com »
Hotter winters, darker syrup: Maple farmers fear climate change will upend New York's industry
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe end of winter is normally prime tree-tapping time for New York maple farmers. But as climate change accelerates, hotter winters make it harder for farmers to pull sap from the trees and threaten to end the production season early.
Nashville tornado relief effort puts growing business city to the test
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsAfter devastating tornadoes struck Nashville, Tennessee, the growing business hub has seen tech giants Amazon and Google, as well as local and regional entrepreneurs, join relief efforts.
Tennessee tornadoes leave at least 19 dead and a trail of destruction
Tennessee tornadoes leave at least 19 dead and a trail of destructionAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.tennesseeconcerts.comTornadoes tore through Nashville and the surrounding areas last night, destroying buildings and leaving downed power lines in their path. At least 19 people were killed and others are still missing. More in www.cnbc.com »
East Africa races against time to contain locust outbreak as UN pleads for funding
East Africa races against time to contain locust outbreak as UN pleads for fundingAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsAn estimated 20.2 million people are facing severe acute food insecurity across East Africa as swarms of desert locusts ravage crops in an already vulnerable region.
Plague of locusts threatens East African economies as UN sounds alarm
Plague of locusts threatens East African economies as UN sounds alarmAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe worst desert locust infestation in 70 years is ravaging East Africa, potentially endangering economies.
LA Galaxy Releases Player Aleksandar Katai Over Wife's ''Racist and Violent'' Posts
Los Angeles soccer team LA Galaxy has released Aleksandar Katai over controversial comments posted by his wife, Tea Katai, on social media. In a statement released Friday, the team said...
Vanessa Bryant Honors Daughter Gianna on What Would've Been Her Graduation Day
Vanessa Bryant is honoring daughter Gianna on what would've been her graduation from middle school. On Friday afternoon, Vanessa revealed that her late daughter would've taken...
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
'Catastrophic' flooding underway as dam failures in Michigan force thousands to evacuate
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe collapse of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam in Michigan released floodwaters that have inundated houses and businesses on the Tittabawassee River.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
Nearly 60 vehicles involved in a snowy Chicago pile-up, 14 people hospitalized
Nearly 60 vehicles involved in a snowy Chicago pile-up, 14 people hospitalizedAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsLow traction on the expressway due to overnight snow and icy conditions caused multiple collisions, NBC Chicago reports.
Easter storms sweep through the South, killing at least 19
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 5 views | 0 commentsStorms battered the South on Easter Sunday, killing at least 19 as several tornadoes spun up from Mississippi to South Carolina. Hundreds of homes were damaged, and the storms left nearly 750,000 without power.
Firefighters say coronavirus will obstruct emergency service as wildfire season closes in
Firefighters say coronavirus will obstruct emergency service as wildfire season closes inAdded: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 7 views | 0 commentsIn wildfire-prone states like California and Washington, the coronavirus pandemic has already hindered emergency preparation for the upcoming season.
Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'
Coronavirus hits already struggling US farmers: 'We've stopped saying it can't get worse'Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: nypost.comFarm trade groups are lobbying the Trump administration to provide financial aid for farmers enduring price drops amid the coronavirus pandemic. More in www.cnbc.com »
Can the coronavirus outbreak be contained?
Can the coronavirus outbreak be contained? Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.johnstephensonrealtor.comAs the public and private sectors race to develop a vaccine for the coronavirus, innovations to help identify or limit the spread are also equally important, if not more. CNBC's Nessa Anwar spoke to scientists, entrepreneurs and economists about what countries can do to slow down the spread of the disease. More in www.cnbc.com » Scientists Tags: EU
East Africa faces dual shock from coronavirus and locust swarms
Added: 05.06.2020 18:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsAlready being ravaged by the worst infestation of desert locusts in 70 years, East African economies are now staring down the barrel of the coronavirus pandemic.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm apologizes for 'elite white people' text
Added: 05.06.2020 10:29 | 23 views | 0 commentsBuffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm has apologized after images surfaced of him referring to "elite white people" in a text conversation from a year ago.
Is the NBA heading for Disney World?
Is the NBA heading for Disney World? Added: 05.06.2020 10:25 | 28 views | 0 commentsThe NBA's return is imminent -- but only with 22 teams.
Weightlifting: Three Russians' samples test positive for same banned substance, IWF says
Weightlifting: Three Russians' samples test positive for same banned substance, IWF saysAdded: 05.06.2020 21:56 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Friday that doping samples taken from three-time world weightlifting champion Nadezhda Evstyukhina and two other Russian weightlifters had tested positive for the same banned substance.
North America's start-up operations hit by COVID-19 fallout
Added: 05.06.2020 20:04 | 15 views | 0 commentsOn the North American sports scene the Canadian Premier League is a corner store operation and, like all small businesses that have been hit by the new coronavirus, the future is uncertain.
LA Galaxy part with midfielder Katai after wife's racist posts
Added: 05.06.2020 21:13 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe LA Galaxy has parted company with Serbian midfielder Aleksandar Katai after his wife published "a series of racist and violent social media posts," the Major League Soccer (MLS) team said on Friday.
F1 extends contracts for some closed-race circuits
Added: 05.06.2020 18:45 | 18 views | 0 commentsSome of the European circuits due to host races without spectators on Formula One's initial 2020 calendar have been given one-year contract extensions to compensate for lost revenues, it emerged on Friday.
IndyCar serves up 'daunting' test in season opener
IndyCar serves up 'daunting' test in season openerAdded: 05.06.2020 17:14 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nbclosangeles.comIndyCar drivers eager to get back behind the wheel will face a test unlike any other on Saturday when, with limited practice, they kick off a season delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic on one of the series' trickiest tracks and with no fans in attendance. More in feeds.reuters.com »
Ryan donates $500K to Atlanta's black community
Ryan donates $500K to Atlanta's black communityAdded: 05.06.2020 16:41 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.desktopbackground.orgFalcons quarterback Matt Ryan is donating $500,000 toward helping the black community in Atlanta. More in feeds.reuters.com »
Hungarian GP contract extended by a year to 2027
Added: 05.06.2020 16:33 | 17 views | 0 commentsHungarian Grand Prix organisers have negotiated a year's contract extension to 2027 to compensate for having to hold this year's Formula One race without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
George Floyd death: Minneapolis protests descend into chaos with one man shot dead nearby as riot police and demonstrators clash
George Floyd death: Minneapolis protests descend into chaos with one man shot dead nearby as riot police and demonstrators clashAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsCrowds have clashed with riot police during a second night of protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, the black man who died in custody after being restrained by officers.
TPG in Talks to Acquire Goal, the Soccer Website, for $125 Million
TPG in Talks to Acquire Goal, the Soccer Website, for $125 MillionAdded: 05.06.2020 21:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsDAZN Group is in final stage talks to sell the popular soccer website Goal.com to the investment firm TPG as it raises cash for its money-losing sports streaming platform.
As N.B.A. Mulled Return, Financial Needs Emerged as Central
Mulled Return, Financial Needs Emerged as CentralAdded: 05.06.2020 19:30 | 14 views | 0 comments“Lots” of key variables remain uncontrollable during the coronavirus pandemic. But the league will also lose roughly $1 billion in revenue if it doesn’t stage playoff games for TV.
Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies
Added: 05.06.2020 21:19 | 15 views | 0 commentsA former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.
Kneeling, Fiercely Debated in the N.F.L., Resonates in Protests
Added: 05.06.2020 18:42 | 15 views | 0 commentsSome demonstrators, and in some cases the police, have paused to kneel, recalling the manner of George Floyd’s death and the gesture by Colin Kaepernick.
Soccer’s Stars Find Their Voice
Added: 05.06.2020 18:00 | 20 views | 0 commentsOn shirts, on social media and even on one knee, players are lending their support, and their high profiles, to the protests sweeping first the United States and then the world.
NFL players call on the league to condemn racism and support black players
NFL players call on the league to condemn racism and support black playersAdded: 05.06.2020 15:20 | 23 views | 0 commentsSeveral NFL players have released a powerful video titled "Stronger Together" that calls on the league to condemn racism and support black players.
LeBron James calls out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for defense of Drew Brees
LeBron James calls out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for defense of Drew BreesAdded: 05.06.2020 12:48 | 25 views | 0 commentsNBA star LeBron James has called out Fox News host Laura Ingraham for her defense of star quarterback Drew Brees.
Leading tennis player charged with assaulting ex-wife
Added: 05.06.2020 11:22 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe ex-wife of a leading tennis player is standing by claims she was the victim of assault.
What is Donald Trump's beef with Twitter? A timeline of events in the fact-checking saga
What is Donald Trump's beef with Twitter? A timeline of events in the fact-checking sagaAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe US President has moved to curtail the legal protections afforded to social media companies as his row with Twitter intensifies
Lullingstone Castle death: Man in 60s died in medieval grounds 'after altercation with two boys'
Lullingstone Castle death: Man in 60s died in medieval grounds 'after altercation with two boys'Added: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsA man who died in the grounds of a medieval castle in Kent may have been involved in an altercation with youths, police have said.
Pilot flew 290 miles from Surrey to closed RAF base in North Wales 'to go to beach'
Pilot flew 290 miles from Surrey to closed RAF base in North Wales 'to go to beach'Added: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.warhistoryonline.comA pilot flew from Surrey to a closed RAF base in North Wales on the Spring bank holiday "to go to the beach". More in www.standard.co.uk »
Dressmaker turns out hundreds of scrubs for London hospital that saved husband
Dressmaker turns out hundreds of scrubs for London hospital that saved husbandAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsA dressmaker who works with leading designers is producing scrubs for frontline medics after her husband was hospitalised with Covid-19.
Sustainable company delivers shopping and cash to the community
Sustainable company delivers shopping and cash to the communityAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsA sustainable shopping service that donates a proportion of sales to community projects has switched to home deliveries during lockdown.
London restaurateur serves up training opportunities for underprivileged teenagers
Added: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsOtto's restaurant is a chefs' favourite: an eccentric den of pressed duck and Champagne cocktails and not, perhaps, the obvious first choice as a canteen for the NHS.
Dogs visit seal sanctuary to cheer them up during lockdown
Dogs visit seal sanctuary to cheer them up during lockdownAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe team have also played music over their speaker system to help to keep the animals calm and happy during the pandemic.
Keep the physio at bay by giving your 'working from home' staff the proper kit now
Keep the physio at bay by giving your 'working from home' staff the proper kit nowAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsArmies of City analysts are trying to figure out which businesses are going to come out of the crisis well.
Police investigate shooting of bird of prey in Peak District National Park
Police investigate shooting of bird of prey in Peak District National ParkAdded: 05.06.2020 22:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsPolice and the RSPB are investigating after a bird of prey was found riddled with lead shot in the Peak District National Park.
'Close the window!' Moment tourist is left regretting leaning out of window to pet lion
'Close the window!' Moment tourist is left regretting leaning out of window to pet lionAdded: 05.06.2020 22:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comThis is the moment a lion lets a tourist know how they feel about being petted as they mind their own business. More in www.standard.co.uk »
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 7 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
Matt Hancock urges coronavirus survivors to 'step forward' and donate blood plasma
Added: 05.06.2020 22:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsThe Health Secretary said he had donated antibodies before the Downing Street briefing on Friday
'Morale boosting' therapy llama shows up at Black Lives Matter protest
Added: 05.06.2020 22:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsA llama has been hailed as a "morale booster" after it showed up at a Black Lives Matter protest.
Huge 'Black Lives Matter' message painted on road leading up to White House
Added: 05.06.2020 20:15 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe words "Black Lives Matter" have been written in huge bright yellow letters on the street leading to the White House as part of the anti-racism protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.
Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of George Floyd's death
Added: 05.06.2020 20:08 | 11 views | 0 commentsPolice will also be required to report and intervene any time they see unauthorised use of force by another officer
Hydroxychloroquine has no benefit against Covid-19, major trial finds
Added: 05.06.2020 19:43 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe trial also found there was no benefit on the length of a person's hospital stay or any other outcomes
Public should wear face coverings when social distancing not possible, new WHO advice says
Public should wear face coverings when social distancing not possible, new WHO advice saysAdded: 05.06.2020 19:22 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.yogajournal.comNew research suggests fabric masks should consist of "at least three layers of different material" to be effective More in www.standard.co.uk »
Barnard Castle staycations sees 160% rise in searches after Dominic Cummings' lockdown visit
Barnard Castle staycations sees 160% rise in searches after Dominic Cummings' lockdown visitAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 5 views | 0 commentsSource: www.gazettelive.co.ukSearches for Barnard Castle staycations have soared since Dominic Cummings' visit to the Durham town during lockdown prompted a huge row in Westminster. More in www.standard.co.uk »
Donald Trump at war with Twitter as White House re-posts his hidden tweet over George Floyd protests
Donald Trump at war with Twitter as White House re-posts his hidden tweet over George Floyd protestsAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe White House Twitter account has re-posted Donald Trump's tweet that was hidden by the platform for "glorifying violence" after it threatened that looters would be shot.
UK talks with US about alternative 5G supplier to Chinese tech giant Huawei
UK talks with US about alternative 5G supplier to Chinese tech giant HuaweiAdded: 05.06.2020 19:17 | 7 views | 0 commentsBritain has held talks with the US on an alternative 5G supplier to Chinese tech giant Huawei, Downing Street confirmed today.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 7 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 7 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 7 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 7 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 7 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: hillreporter.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
Biden: 'Despicable' for Trump to put new last words in George Floyd's mouth
Biden: 'Despicable' for Trump to put new last words in George Floyd's mouthAdded: 05.06.2020 21:58 | 10 views | 0 commentsPointing to a promising jobs report, Trump said earlier in the day, "Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing happening for our country.'"
Buffalo police officers resign from unit in protest of suspended colleagues who shoved man, 75, to ground
Buffalo police officers resign from unit in protest of suspended colleagues who shoved man, 75, to groundAdded: 05.06.2020 21:42 | 10 views | 0 commentsVideo shows one or two officers appearing to push Martin Gugino, 75, who stumbles backward and falls to the ground. Seconds later, a pool of blood can be seen near his head.
Retired diplomats, generals say Trump threatens political neutrality of U.S. military
Added: 05.06.2020 21:14 | 13 views | 0 comments“Misuse of the military for political purposes would weaken the fabric of our democracy,” they wrote in a statement posted on the JustSecurity website.
Denver police fire pepper balls at man yelling that his pregnant fiancée is in car
Denver police fire pepper balls at man yelling that his pregnant fiancée is in carAdded: 05.06.2020 20:54 | 13 views | 0 comments“Honestly I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to be the next black man shot by police,” the man said.
Trump touts racial equality while referring to COVID-19 as 'China plague'
Added: 05.06.2020 20:55 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe president again referred to the "China plague" on Friday, this time while talking about how strong the economy was before the pandemic.
California city under review after police brutality and fatal shooting complaints
California city under review after police brutality and fatal shooting complaintsAdded: 05.06.2020 20:53 | 13 views | 0 commentsResidents of the Bay Area city have complained of a wider pattern of excessive force and overly aggressive policing for years.
GOP calls own lawmaker's comments on Confederate statues 'idiotic'
Added: 05.06.2020 20:39 | 11 views | 0 comments"There is an overt effort here to erase white history," Sen. Amanda Chase said this week, prompting the Senate GOP caucus to call her words "idiotic, inappropriate and inflammatory."
75-year-old seriously injured when shoved by Buffalo officers is longtime social justice activist
Added: 05.06.2020 20:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsVideo shows one or two officers appearing to push Martin Gugino, 75, who stumbles backward and falls to the ground. Seconds later, a pool of blood can be seen near his head.
'Investors are holding on to their cash'
'Investors are holding on to their cash'Added: 05.06.2020 11:19 | 24 views | 0 commentsHow a fast-growing baby food firm saw investors pull out because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Coronavirus: Job losses 'just the tip of the iceberg'
Coronavirus: Job losses 'just the tip of the iceberg'Added: 05.06.2020 11:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe boss of the UK's largest recruitment firm says he fears unemployment is set to rise steeply.
Trump visits Maine: Protests will greet him, a Republican senator won't
Added: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe state's Democratic gov has told the president to watch his words while he's in her state.
Bollywood actors called out for protesting racism while promoting skin whitening creams
Bollywood actors called out for protesting racism while promoting skin whitening creamsAdded: 05.06.2020 21:58 | 9 views | 0 commentsActors like Priyanka Chopra were slammed for posting in the wake of George Floyd’s death despite advertising so-called "fairness" products in India.
George Floyd: Reddit co-founder quits board and asks for black replacement
Added: 05.06.2020 20:14 | 8 views | 0 commentsAlexis Ohanian says the move was inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd.
Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of Amazon
Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of AmazonAdded: 05.06.2020 18:20 | 29 views | 0 commentsThe entrepreneur condemned the online retailer after it rejected a book about coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extended
Coronavirus: Ban on landlords evicting renters extendedAdded: 05.06.2020 19:13 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.insidehousing.co.ukNo-one will be evicted from their home this summer, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick says. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Coronavirus: BA threatens legal action over quarantine plans
Added: 05.06.2020 14:03 | 24 views | 0 commentsAirline owner IAG is meeting lawyers to decide whether to challenge government over quarantine plans.
US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May
US unemployment sees surprise improvement in MayAdded: 05.06.2020 13:53 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe unemployment rate in America fell to 13.3% in May, despite pandemic damage to the economy.
Victoria's Secret UK arm goes into administration
Added: 05.06.2020 13:46 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe lingerie retailer had already furloughed 785 of its employees in the UK amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus: Government under fire for cheap loans to big firms
Coronavirus: Government under fire for cheap loans to big firmsAdded: 05.06.2020 13:00 | 22 views | 0 commentsMore than £16bn has been handed out to some household names including BA, Tottenham Hotspur and M&S.
FCA supports steelworkers amid pension overhaul
Added: 05.06.2020 11:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsCharges which lead to savers switching out of high quality pension plans will be banned from October.
No stimulus check yet? This free USPS mail-tracking app may be able to help
No stimulus check yet? This free USPS mail-tracking app may be able to helpAdded: 05.06.2020 20:00 | 13 views | 0 commentsIf you use a free app from the US Postal Service, you can receive an alert when your stimulus check is about to arrive in the mail from the IRS. You can get the notification sent to your computer or phone.
George Floyd: Reddit co-founder quits board and asks for black replacement
Added: 05.06.2020 21:19 | 13 views | 0 commentsAlexis Ohanian says the move was inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd.
Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom?
Coronavirus: What's it like to be laid off over Zoom? Added: 05.06.2020 20:19 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comBeing made redundant is rarely pleasant, but is it worse finding out via a video call? More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virus
Asia's fishermen and farmers go digital during virusAdded: 05.06.2020 20:19 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.foxnews.comFarming communities in South East Asia are embracing online selling for the first time during lockdown. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of Amazon
Elon Musk calls for 'break up' of AmazonAdded: 05.06.2020 18:22 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe entrepreneur condemned the online retailer after it rejected a book about coronavirus.
Combat drone to compete against piloted plane
Combat drone to compete against piloted planeAdded: 05.06.2020 15:20 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.
Whatever happened to the NHS contact-tracing app?
Whatever happened to the NHS contact-tracing app? Added: 05.06.2020 13:52 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: www.looper.comThe app, first tested on the Isle of Wight, had been expected to be rolled out at the end of May. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Coronavirus: National Rail to offer 'busy station' alerts
Coronavirus: National Rail to offer 'busy station' alertsAdded: 05.06.2020 13:34 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: homelandprepnews.comRail passengers will be warned if trains or stations are busy, to aid social distancing. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Coronavirus: NHS contact-tracing app in place by end of month, says minister
Coronavirus: NHS contact-tracing app in place by end of month, says ministerAdded: 05.06.2020 10:47 | 23 views | 0 commentsThe app will "be running as soon as we think it is robust", a government minister says.
Coronavirus: Want to sell a home? Make the garden look nice
Coronavirus: Want to sell a home? Make the garden look niceAdded: 05.06.2020 22:01 | 8 views | 0 commentsProperty buyers and renters are on the search for outdoor space after lockdown, research suggests.
How to see the ISS pass in front of the full 'strawberry moon' this weekend
How to see the ISS pass in front of the full 'strawberry moon' this weekendAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comThere's a partial lunar eclipse going down this weekend, but you can also spot the actual men in the moon, or at least the astronauts passing it by. More in www.cnet.com »
Going back to the gym after coronavirus quarantine: How to protect yourself
Going back to the gym after coronavirus quarantine: How to protect yourselfAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsAs gyms reopen, we consulted an infectious disease expert on how to stay safe from germs during your workouts. More in www.cnet.com »
Self-driving cars likely won't prevent every car crash, study says
Added: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsWhile self-driving cars won't get distracted or drive drunk, that only accounts for a third of wrecks that occur, according to the insurance industry.
Arctic river turns blood red in new images of Russia's 20,000-ton fuel spill
Arctic river turns blood red in new images of Russia's 20,000-ton fuel spillAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 3 views | 0 commentsRussia declared a state of emergency after the massive spill from a power plant storage tank.
How to watch the 'strawberry moon' eclipse from anywhere Friday
How to watch the 'strawberry moon' eclipse from anywhere FridayAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: www.destination360.comThe partial penumbral lunar eclipse won't be visible in North America, but you can still view the full moon's quiet beauty online. More in www.cnet.com »
How to help Black Lives Matter protesters even if you can't attend in person
How to help Black Lives Matter protesters even if you can't attend in personAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 5 views | 0 commentsHere are practical actions you can take to support those taking to the streets to demonstrate.
These Mpow wireless sport earphones are on sale for just $12
These Mpow wireless sport earphones are on sale for just $12Added: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsSource: nerdtechy.comGreat for running or the gym, these earbuds have earhooks that keep them in place and control buttons that actually make sense. More in www.cnet.com »
Ikea's voice-activated smart shades are the ones you've been waiting for
Ikea's voice-activated smart shades are the ones you've been waiting forAdded: 05.06.2020 22:19 | 4 views | 0 commentsThe design is basic, but Ikea's smart shades work perfectly with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant, and cost hundreds less than most everything else.