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    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Stranded on a tiny Italian island, a cancer researcher grew increasingly alarmed to hear that one and then three more visitors had fallen ill with COVID-19. Paola Muti braced for a rapid spread of the coronavirus to the 800 closely-knit islanders, many of whom she knows well. Her mother was born on Giglio Island and she often stays at the family home with its charming view of the sea through the parlor’s windows. But days passed and none of Giglio’s islanders developed any COVID-19 symptoms even though the conditions seemed favorable for the disease to spread like wildfire. The Gigliesi, as the residents are known, socialize in the steep alleys near the port or on the granite steps that serve as narrow streets in the hilltop Castle neighborhood, with densely packed homes built against the remnants of a fortress erected centuries ago to protect against pirates....
    President Trump has been trying to move on from the coronavirus to the economic recovery, but the electorate remains deeply concerned about the pandemic, especially as some states experience a resurgence of the virus. This difference in priorities may explain why Trump appears to be falling further behind Democratic challenger Joe Biden nationally and in the battleground states. A plurality of voters picked the coronavirus as their top issue, according to a Fox News poll, beating the economy 29% to 15%. An ABC News/Washington Post poll that showed Trump trailing Biden by 15 points found the biggest drop in the president’s support came in states that have averaged 30 coronavirus cases a day per 100,000 residents, including key battlegrounds Florida, Texas, Arizona, and Georgia. The same poll found Trump’s approval rating on managing the outbreak was down 28 points since March and a key predictor of who people plan to...
    Police in Philadelphia have arrested a babysitter on murder and related counts in connection to the disappearance of a two-year-old boy nearly two weeks ago.  Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Monday announced nine charges against 24-year-old Tiana Parks stemming from the presumed death of King Hill, including murder, endangering the welfare of children, interference with the custody of children, abuse of corpse, tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice.  King's body still has not been found. The boy would have turned three at the end of the month.  Tragic: King Hill, 2 (left and right), was last seen alive in Philadelphia on July 7. On Sunday, police arrested his babysitter, Tiana Parks, 24, for his murder  King's stepfather reported him missing two weeks ago, after he learned that Parks never handed over the child back to his mother as she claimed  Parks was arrested on Sunday...
    HOWIE Mandel has assured fans he is not being held captive after a conspiracy theory circulated he was sending secret help signals on TikTok.  The America's Got Talent judge told his fans in a video: “I'm ok, I have not been kidnapped. I'm fine. This is crazy. Nobody is making me do this. I'm fine people.” 7Howie took to TikTok to dispel theories he has been kidnappedCredit: TikTok Up until this confirmation Howie hadn’t addressed the rumours and there were no reports to  substantiate the wild theory going around.   The comedian went on to thank his fans for worrying about him but assured them he was really fine and was not being held captive or hiding any “signs” in his videos.  Despite Howie’s assurances, some viewers of his video were unconvinced.  One wrote: “Who else didnt believe the rumors until now.” 7The rumours began when Howie posted a video of...
    JOE Biden's glamorous 33-year-old niece has a string of offenses, including drunk driving and hitting a cop, but has not been charged. Caroline Biden was busted in August 2019 for driving under the influence and without a license, the New York Post reported. 2 Caroline was busted for drink drivingCredit: Getty Images - Getty In 2013 she was booked for allegedly hitting an NYPD cop, the outlet reporter, during a meltdown at her Manhattan apartment. However the case was dismissed as she agreed to go to anger management treatment. Just years later, in 2017, she spent more than $110,000 on a stolen credit card, the outlet claimed. Her conviction was tossed and she was allowed to re-plead the lesser charge of petty larceny and avoided jail time. Her most recent arrest was the ninth among Biden's close family. 2 Biden's family have had an array of run-ins with the copsCredit:...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Maryland received a massive pot of COVID-19 relief money from the federal government, but how much of that money will be spent remains unknown even to state legislators. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan (R) hasn’t been transparent about how he plans to use millions in relief funds from the federal government, David C. Romans, a fiscal policy and analysis coordinator with the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, told lawmakers during a virtual Thursday morning Senate Budget and Taxation Committee briefing. “The administration has not been terribly forthcoming about how they plan to use that money, except through press releases,” Romans said. “None of this money technically should be spent without a budget amendment being processed.” He said the Hogan administration has pledged more than $1 billion in federal relief funding for...
    TikTok should be banned from the U.S. given its role in surveilling Americans, said Gordon Chang, Daily Beast columnist and author of The Great U.S.-China Tech War, offering his comments on the Wednesday edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight. TikTok is a social media mobile app for sharing short videos. It was developed and is owned by Beijing-based company ByteDance. Chang stated, “There are two reasons to ban TikTok and other Chinese apps from the United States. One of them is spying … and TikTok has been caught spying as recently as ten days ago by Apple, which pointed out that for the second time, TikTok was surveilling iPhone users. So, this is not a theoretical concern.” Chang continued, “The other reason is reciprocity. U.S. apps cannot do business in China, so why are we allowing China’s apps to do business in the United States? So, for those two reasons — spying and reciprocity...
    Coronavirus — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “the peak of the pandemic” of COVID-19 has clearly not been reached worldwide The general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that “the peak of the pandemic has not been reached” in coronavirus COVID-19. At a press conference, Tedros stressed that the pandemic is accelerating, as the increasing number of daily cases, although its lethality has stabilized, since “many countries have managed to reduce the number of deaths.” It took 12 weeks (the first three months of 2019) to reach 400 thousand COVID-19 cases, and only last weekend there were already the same number of new cases in the world, “he exemplified. The figures, he added, show that “clearly the peak of the pandemic has not been reached“, With a current rate of about 200 thousand new infections daily, although” the number of deaths...
    New York — The Spanish interpreter has a ‘broken heart’, as he has not found any buyer interested in his luxurious Miami mansion The Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz, 51, has repeatedly tried to sell his mansion in the city of Miami and that, for one reason or another, he has not been able to get rid of it. The interpreter of ‘Corazon PartÃo’ acquired the luxurious property, in 2001, for $ 4 million 750 thousand dollars. Since then he has put it on the market again and again, being this year in which he has made the greatest efforts to get rid of it. In January he announced it in $ 18 million dollars, shortly after, it lowered its price to $ 14.9 million and then to $ 12.9 million, without apparently having found people interested in acquiring it. The mansion, built in 1933 and located at number 20150...
    A group of people walk this Tuesday in the Historic Center of Mexico City. EFE photo / Jorge Núñez Agustín Carstens warned that the emerging economies will be those that will have the highest risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic The director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Augustine Carstens, warned that the crisis generated by the epidemic of COVID-19, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, could aggravate insolvency in the business sector and that families go through greater difficulties. In statements after giving a speech on the occasion of the BIS Annual General Assembly, the also former Secretary of the Treasury commented that the blow to the solvency “It has not yet been fully noticed, it is expected that the tax authorities will take over the heavy work.” The Mexican economist said that emerging economies will be the ones that will have the highest risks after...
    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced he will no longer be taking White House Coronavirus Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice on Fox News’ The Laura Ingraham Show, Tuesday claiming Fauci “has been wrong every time” about the pandemic. After Laura Ingraham noted that Texas’ increase in coronavirus cases has been compared to New York’s issues with the virus, Patrick said, “Reality is a lot different.” “We’ve had 2,424 people die and New York has had over 31,000. Even California has had almost three times as much as Texas, and remember Laura, those two states have been locked down the whole time while we have been open, so locking down doesn’t work,” he declared, claiming, “If it did, those two states would be doing better than Texas.” “Fauci said today that he’s concerned about states like Texas that skipped over certain things. He doesn’t know what he’s talking...
    DETROIT (AP) — A 37-year-old woman has been shot to death and a man has been wounded on a freeway in Detroit. The victims were northbound on Interstate 75 at the Eight Mile Road ramp about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when someone in a second vehicle began shooting at the them, The Detroit News reported. The woman was a passenger in the first vehicle. The wounded man drove to an area hospital where the woman died. He suffered wounds that were not considered life-threatening. No arrests have been reported. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A missing boy from Aurora has been found safe. An Amber Alert had been issued for 12-year-old Liam Sweezey on Saturday. (credit: Aurora Police) Police say his mother picked him up on Friday and did not return to their home. RELATED: Aurora Police: Amber Alert Issued For Missing 12-Year-Old Boy “His mother, Nikki Sweezey, is currently homeless but has ties to Colorado Springs,” Aurora Police said in a Saturday tweet. Liam (left) and Nikki Sweezey (right) (credit: Aurora) Nikki had been seen in Barstow, California as recently as Sunday. It’s not immediately known where Liam was found, if Nikki was with him, or if she had been taken into custody.
    In the spirit of not letting a crisis “go to waste,” the powers at Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill HS are using the virus-driven need for budget cuts as an excuse to push out several whistleblowing teachers. Last month, The Post reported on audio recordings of the school’s administrators ordering grade-fixing to pass students who were failing remote-learning classes. Principal Anna Maria Mule, on another assignment until next month, has reportedly been running the school remotely all along, via acting Principal Costas Constantinidis. Now, Susan Edelman reports in Sunday’s Post, Constantinidis has ousted six teachers as “in excess” in the face of COVID-19 cutbacks — pretending it’s coincidence that most of them were the people who reported grade fraud. It was “clearly retaliation,” says one victim. And it won’t save the city a cent: The ousted teachers (at worst) wind up in the Absent Teacher Reserve, getting paid full salary to maybe...
    Well they weren’t drilling for a pandemic, that’s for sure. Scores of cops descended on Randall’s Island Monday for a disaster-prep drill — with barely any in the tightly packed crowd wearing face masks, photos show. Only three out of the more than 100 in a sea of blue can be seen properly donning the protective gear, despite being huddled closely together during the drill, photos from the scene show. Hours later, photos emerged of the latest NYPD academy class — depicting an overwhelming number officers wearing no or improper face coverings. In one of the shots, nearly 70 of the rookies aren’t wearing any face coverings as they sit side-by-side listening to Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch, who is also maskless. City Council members have repeatedly harped on the NYPD for ignoring mask directives — something brass brushed off at a hearing earlier this month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo,...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A man was fatally stabbed in East Oakland early Monday morning, according to police. Officers responded at 2:54 a.m. to a report of a man on the ground and bleeding in the 7700 block of Krause Avenue. The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No arrest has been made in the fatal stabbing and no suspect description was immediately available. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Oakland police homicide section at (510) 238-3821. © Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed
    Coronavirus — The end of the pandemic is far. That’s how resounding it has been today Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO): “We all want this to end. We all want to get on with our lives. But the harsh reality is that we’re not even close to the end. Although many countries have made some progress globally, the coronavirus pandemic is actually accelerating. “ This statement coincides with the day in which officially ten million cases have been exceeded confirmed in the world. In the last five days, a million more have been accumulated, reflecting that the contagion curve continues to rise, especially in countries like India, Brazil or the United States. There are also other active foci, such as the one registered now in the Eastern Mediterranean, where cases have exceeded one million. This territory generates added concern for being...
    Alex Thomas June 29, 2020 0 Comments White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is sharing that President Donald Trump has not been briefed on reports that a Russian spy unit offered bounties on American and British soldiers, as of Monday afternoon. During Monday’s press briefing, McEnany was asked if Trump has a message for Moscow and the press secretary responded, “No, because he has not been briefed on the matter, as I noted.” She added, “There’s no consensus among the intelligence community and there, in fact, dissenting opinions.”See her comments below: Question: Does the President have a specific message for Moscow?Kayleigh: No because he has not been briefed. pic.twitter.com/8Ah818gsIh— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 29, 2020The New York Times reported on Friday that the Russian unit had offered bounties on American and British soldiers in the Middle East and that Trump was briefed on that intelligence finding in March. The...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or coronavirus, the show finds its way to a race track and keeps plugging along. That has never been in doubt, at least not since 2001 when Dale Earnhardt died in a crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500. The next seven days were a blur of grief and outrage. Yet Earnhardt’s funeral was Thursday and everybody made it to Rockingham in time for Friday practice. The determination to race has been NASCAR’s greatest strength in the most tumultuous of times and that certainly includes the past several weeks. A garage door pulldown rope fashioned as a noose was found in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The FBI determined it had been there since last October and...
    WHILE Wimbledon might be off the courts this year, it is well known for attracting royalty with both Kate Middleton and Prince William regular spectateurs. However, there is one royal who you are unlikely to spot courtside, with the Queen having only attended the event on a handful of occasions. 2The Queen is not a huge fan of tennis and has only been to Wimbledon four times in her lifeCredit: Jamie McPhilimey - The Sun Despite being patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for 64 years, Her Majesty has been to Wimbledon just four times. According to Hello! this is because the monarch “is not an avid tennis fan” and it has “never been her favourite sport.” She last visited the club in July 2010 where she saw Andy Murray take down Finland's Jarkko Nieminen. It was her first visit in 33 years, having previously attended...
    LONDON — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single UK area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come within days after 658 new cases were recorded in the Leicester area in the two weeks up to June 16. Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged in a BBC interview Sunday that ministers were considering the move. “There will be support going into Leicester and in fact the health secretary was in touch with many of us over the weekend explaining some of the measures, the support on testing, resources that will go into the local authority as well,” Patel said. “With local flare-ups it is right we have a localized solution.” But Patel gave no indication of the number of people...
    Miami — The state of Florida has registered, in just 3 days, more than 25,000 cases of coronavirus. Health authorities warn that they are not optimistic about it and assure that the numbers will continue to rise in the coming days. The reasons for this trend lie in the relaxation of regulations, the reopening of businesses and, in many cases, the failure to comply with social distancing measures or not wearing face masks. Added to this are the protests that took place in the city over the death of George Floyd, where hundreds of people also did not wear face masks and did not take into account the measures implemented by governments. As of Sunday night, the total number of infections across the state was 141,075. The situation is more worrisome in South Florida because Miami-Dade County leads the number of positives with 33,714. In Broward they are 14,620...
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan’s countrywide carrier has grounded virtually a third of its pilots right after a government investigation discovered that hundreds throughout the nation experienced fake licenses and had been not experienced to fly.In a letter to the authorities Friday, Pakistan Global Airlines (PIA) claimed 141 of its 450 pilots will not be “utilized for any traveling obligations” as they experienced “suspicious licenses.” The letter — despatched by PIA Typical Manager Syed Qamar Maqbool — was shared with CNN on Monday by the company’s spokesperson, Abdullah Khan. On Wednesday last week, Pakistan Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan reported 262 pilots in the nation “did not choose the examination them selves” and experienced paid out someone else to sit it on their behalf. “They really don’t have flying working experience,” he claimed. Pakistan has 860 lively pilots serving its domestic airways — including PIA — as properly as a...
    Florida’s governor has blamed younger people for the dramatic surge in coronavirus cases — claiming it’s impossible to stop them from partying. “If you look at that 25 to 34 age group, that is now by far the leading age group for positive tests,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference Sunday, as seen on Wink News. He insisted you “can’t control” them because “they’re younger people.” “They’re going to do what they’re going to do,” DeSantis said. Cell phone data partially backs the governor’s theory — rebellious Floridians had begun leaving their homes more frequently even before reopenings started on May 4, the Tampa Bay Times said. Bars also take some of the blame, DeSantis said as he decried “widespread noncompliance” in packed establishments that “tossed aside” safety guidelines. “It has invariably been because they packed so many people in and created a type of environment that we...
    Forget the polls. And social media. And the pundits on TV and radio. The best gauge for judging Donald Trump’s success or failure as president – and his electoral chances in November – requires a much broader lens than Morning Joe or the New York Times. The truth is, voters will never judge Trump as harshly as the media does because their standards are more existential – they always are. The same is true of historians, at least those outside the left-wing academy. They, like voters, will have to recognize that Trump has been engaged in a one-man balancing act unprecedented in American history, and all without a net. DOUG SCHOEN: DEMOCRATIC DIVIDE BETWEEN PROGRESSIVES AND MODERATES IS GOOD NEWS FOR TRUMP It’s hardly been a perfect performance and definitely not pretty to watch. But in fact, Trump has been doing the jobs that FDR, Ronald Reagan and Harry Truman each had to do, all at once.  \More...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus crisis had been a disaster for the United Kingdom and while the government would look at what went wrong it was not the right time to have an inquiry into missteps. "This has been a disaster," Johnson told Times Radio. "Let's not mince our words, I mean this has been an absolute nightmare for the country and the country has gone through a profound shock." Johnson, who spent time in intensive care battling COVID-19, said the government owed it to all those who have died and suffered to look at exactly "what went wrong and when". "I totally understand that and we will. I happen to think that the moment is not right now, ... when everybody is flat out, I don't think the moment is right now for consecrating a huge amount of official time to all of that....
    Coronavirus — Hugo López-Gatell reported that President López Obrador has not been tested for COVID-19 because it does not belong to any case-contact system. During the conference on the situation of COVID-19 in Mexico, the undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, announced that the president Andrés Manuel López Obrador It is not performed no proof of COVID-19. Directly questioned on how many tests The President of Mexico, López-Gatell, has stated: “None so far, neither have I nor Dr. Alcocer. The reason is that we have not been identified in a case-contact system, ”he indicated. The undersecretary explained that sometimes there is the idea that someone could be infected with COVID-19 for having been in contact with someone with the disease. However, he warned that they have to be taken into account various factors such as the exposure time and the form of contact or closeness. The...
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer last week joined the parade slamming Chancellor Richard Carranza for his failure to plan properly for reopening schools in the fall. “While I can appreciate the complexities involved in making many of these decisions, there is no good reason why planning and preparation for the fall — as well as communication with parents and staff — is not more advanced,” wrote Stringer. So far, the Department of Education has bandied about the idea of phased start days and staggered classes to allow for social distancing. Fair enough — but far from concrete. Carranza & Co. have given kids, parents, teachers and even principals no clue how (or if) anything will work. The DOE also just dashed the hopes of thousands of parents by announcing that it won’t even offer in-school special-ed classes over the summer. Sigh: That could have been an excellent small-scale dry-run for the...
    Popular streamer Dr Disrespect has been banned on Twitch, and there’s a cloud of mystery as to why. Dr Disrespect was streaming Friday when abruptly ended. Later that day it was discovered he had been banned from Twitch. There was no immediate reason given, and reports since have not provided a reason. Twitch has not said anything about the length of the ban, but esports reporter Rod Breslau has said it is permanent. While there hasn’t been a definitive reason handed out, there have been reports and statements made on the issue. We’re going to go through what information we know, and what is out there. Is Dr Disrespect perma-banned on Twitch? Twitch has not said anything official on the length, but multiple reports are claiming he has been permanently banned from the streaming platform. Sources: DrDisrespect has been permanently banned from Twitch — Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher)...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single U.K. area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come within days after 658 new cases were recorded in the Leicester area in the two weeks up to June 16. Home Secretary Priti Patel acknowledged in a BBC interview Sunday that ministers were considering the move. “There will be support going into Leicester and in fact the health secretary was in touch with many of us over the weekend explaining some of the measures, the support on testing, resources that will go into the local authority as well,’’ Patel said. “With local flare-ups it is right we have a localized solution.’’ But Patel gave no indication of the number of...
    Breaking News — London, Jun 28 . .- The escalation of positives in coronavirus created by the Adria Tour of Novak Djokovic has been offset by the British serenity and the good work of Jamie Murray, brother of Andy, who has given birth to an exhibition tournament, according with the circumstances of the pandemic that the world is experiencing. Goran Ivanisevic, Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov, Viktor Troicki, Djokovic himself, his wife … Many are infected by the exhibition organized by the Serb in the Balkans. Massive parties, basketball games, soccer, public in the stands, hugs, clash of hands, absence of masks and social distance … They are just some of the mistakes that exhibition made, and that Jamie and his family have shortened root to demonstrate what tennis can be in pandemic conditions. Andy ‘s brother, a dedicated dubber on the circuit with several Grand Slam titles, organized the...
    MESUT OZIL has been left out of the Arsenal matchday squad yet again - but fans are not convinced they are getting the full picture. Ahead of the FA Cup clash with Sheffield United, Arsenal's social media revealed that the German star would not play any part. 6 Mesut Ozil's back injury has been questioned by Arsenal fans Ozil is said to have missed training on Saturday because of his recurring back injury, a problem that has flared up in each of the past three seasons. The playmaker, who continues to be linked with an exit from the club as his contract runs down, is yet to play any part for Arsenal since football returned on June 17. He has been named on the bench in just two of four matches but hasn't played a single minute. And Gooners are deeply sceptical about £350,000-a-week Ozil's injury. Replying to the post...
    Actress Erica Fernandes hit gold with both her television shows. Her debut Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi was a runaway success and her on-screen chemistry with co-star Shaheer Sheikh was presumed to be an off-screen one too. Back then, Shaheer and Erica both had denied the buzz of a relationship. Soon, Erica moved on to do Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 with Parth Samthaan as her on-screen man, and once again, she was paired with Parth, after they were spotted hanging out with the same circle of friends, Erica was spotted wearing Parth’s jacket and the duo also shot for multiple photoshoots which only gave more fire to the link up rumours. And once again, Parth and Erica denied the buzz. Erica Fernandes Finally Addresses Her Link-Up Rumours With Parth Samthaan, Says ‘It Affects Our Personal Lives’ (Read Details). However, looks like Erica is done with her share of link ups....
    “The United States receives thousands of intelligence reports a day and is subject to strict scrutiny,” said a White House spokeswoman. The President of the USA, Donald Trump, and his vice president, Mike Pence, were not informed about the alleged money offered by Russia to militias linked to taliban in exchange for killing international coalition forces fighting in Afghanistan, including US troops, assured this Saturday the White House. In a statement, the White House spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, He referred to a report released on Friday by The New York Times, according to which US officials reached that conclusion months ago and transmitted it to the government, which has discussed what to do in response, but has so far not given any He passed. The New York newspaper, which uses officials who have been informed of the matter as a source, said some Islamist militants or criminal elements associated with...
    The United States, Latin America and India are facing an outbreak. Florida is facing a “real explosion” of the disease in young people who, thanks to the deconfinement operated since the beginning of June, have returned to the beaches and the nightlife, according to the governor of this state of the south of the United States , Ron DeSantis. The “Sunshine State” has recorded 9,585 new patients and 24 deaths in a single day, an unprecedented toll since the start of the pandemic, according to statistics from local health authorities. India exceeds 500,000 cases The second most populous country in the world (1.3 billion people) has just crossed the threshold of 500,000 cases of officially listed infections and 15,685 deaths. Epidemiologists believe that the epidemic has not yet peaked. While the country is in a phase of exit from containment, the virus circulates in a disturbing way in very...
    Security for me but not for thee. Three members of the Minneapolis City Council who voted to eliminate the local police force are being protected by a private security detail that costs taxpayers $4,500 a day. News of the arrangement broke Friday, the same day that the council voted 12-0 to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. “My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” Councilmember Andrea Jenkins told Fox 9 News — adding that she had been asking for private security ever since she took office in 2018. The city has spent $63,000 on rent-a-cops for Jenkins and fellow councilmembers Phillipe Cunningham and Alondra Cano during the last three weeks after the three said they had received threats. But an MPD spokesperson said that no complaints of threats against them...
    The newly appointed police chief, mayor and members of Portland, Oregon’s black community slammed protesters who set fire to a police precinct early Friday morning and vandalized businesses. They said the rioters were harming the community and urged them to stop. Police Chief Chuck Lovell, who is black, called the actions “not only reprehensible, but they’re evil.” He stressed that people were inside the precinct when vandals barricaded the doors after they were unable to break through a garage. “It needs to stop, and it needs to stop today,‘’ Lovell said, according to the Oregonian. Several hundred demonstrators set fire to the North Precinct building. Police in riot gear used CS gas, a type of tear gas, around 2:15 a.m. to disperse them. Local black leaders called the criminal activity the work of “terrorists,‘’ “delinquents,‘’ and the “act of a coward.‘’ They accused rioters of undermining the Black Lives Movement...
    Orion Pictures has chosen to delay Bill & Ted Face the Music by two weeks. The highly anticipated sequel was supposed to open in theaters August 14th, but the studio decided to push it after Christopher Nolan’s Tenet chose the August 12th release date earlier this week. Nolan and Warner Bros. want to be the ones responsible for getting viewers back into movie theaters this summer, but it’s beginning to look like that won’t be happening this year. Bill & Ted Face the Music will now open in theaters on August 28th. The sequel was originally set to hit theaters on August 21st, but the studio decided to take the 14th since Wonder Woman 1984 was pushed to the fall. Fans are starting to worry about seeing Bill and Ted on the big screen again, especially since theaters are still not open across the United States. As for whether or...
    Smut film legend Ron Jeremy pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and sexually assaulting a fourth. Clad in an orange jail jumpsuit, Jeremy, 67, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, entered the plea at his arraignment Friday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. Jeremy, who is being held in a county jail on $6.6 million bail, also wore a face mask inside a glass enclosure where in-custody defendants appear in court. Prosecutors allege Jeremy raped a 25-year-old woman at a West Hollywood home in May 2014, sexually assaulted a 33-year-old woman and a 46-year-old woman in separate incidents at a West Hollywood bar in 2017, and raped a 30-year-old woman at the same bar in July of last year. If convicted of all the counts he could face 90 years in prison. Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives had been investigating Jeremy for two years and presented...
    Facebook is reportedly scrambling to prevent the expanding chorus of phone calls to boycott promoting on its system. The social community — which in recent weeks has noticed the likes of Patagonia, Verizon and Ben & Jerry’s commit to end operating advertisements on its website — has been conference with advertisers and advertisement agencies to reassure them that it is critical about addressing considerations raised by civil rights teams. Mark Zuckerberg himself joined a conference on Tuesday, in accordance to the Wall Street Journal, to listen to advertisers’ issues and reveal that Fb is fully commited to neutrality. Zuckerberg reportedly tried to describe that what may be considered as offensive by one particular individual could possibly not offend yet another. Facebook executives have, nevertheless, been adamant that they will not be bullied into producing adjustments they do not want to make, according to the report. “We do not make...
    MIAMI, Florida – Global warming may have caused the largest dust storm in the Sahara in the past sixty years, which after having covered the Caribbean and Central America begins to reach Florida, said Joseph Prospero, a scientist who has studied this for decades. type of phenomena. “It is curious that this particular phenomenon occurs when the highest temperatures have been recorded in Northwest Africa. It is very possible that climate change and global warming affect and increase the amount of dust that is transported throughout the planet,” he said. this professor emeritus of atmospheric science from the University of Miami. The dust of the Sahara desert is a phenomenon that occurs throughout the year, due to the combination of heat, arid terrain and the appearance of strong winds. On this occasion, the dust traveled more than 5,000 kilometers to reach the southern coasts of the United States thanks...
    Fear not, DC fans as Michael Keaton will indeed be wearing the batsuit once again. We recently learned that Keaton, who starred as the iconic DC hero in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman, will make a return to the role for The Flash solo movie, which will be an adaptation of the Flashpoint storyline. Now, we have confirmation that this won’t just be a return as Bruce Wayne, with Keaton confirmed to be putting on the suit. In the days since the news first broke, there has been discussion regarding the capacity of Michael Keaton’s appearance. It seemed possible that he might appear as Bruce Wayne and not Batman. But now a new report has cleared things up, stating that “Keaton would appear in costume.” It’s worth noting that the actor is currently in talks for a return that could see him in multiple DC movies, but has not closed a...
    Donald Trump Jr. put the media on blast for not pressuring Joe Biden to hold a press conference. The coronavirus outbreak has thrown a wrench in the 2020 presidential election, which for months has sidelined both the Trump and Biden campaigns. In recent weeks, the former vice president has been referred to by both critics and Democratic allies as "being stuck in his basement," which some believe is a good strategy as Biden maintains a strong lead in the polls against the president. However, critics have also been pointing out Biden's lack of transparency with the press, specifically how he hasn't had a formal press conference since in several weeks. Trump Jr. took to Twitter on Friday and recalled the outrage the media had towards the Trump administration for not having daily White House press briefings. NEWSWEEK MOCKED FOR CLAIMING CONSERVATIVES ARE 'WEAPONIZING' CANCEL CULTURE TO 'TAME ANTI-TRUMP CELEBRITIES' "Remember the non-stop media whining...
    Watch the ‘Athlete A’ documentary released this week on Netflix and you will find no shortage of people with which you will be disgusted. Obviously, there’s Larry Nassar, the disgraced doctor who will spend the rest of his life in jail for sexually abusing hundreds of women, thanks to the voices of brave survivors, as well as top-notch investigative reporting from the Indy Star. Nassar’s crimes are well documented in the Netflix film. As is the level to which people sunk to cover Nassar’s tracks. The film largely looks at three gymnasts — Rachael Denhollander, Jamie Dantzscher and Little Canada’s Maggie Nichols — their gymnastics careers, abuse by Nassar and what followed. The answer to the latter was, largely, nothing. For Nichols, the first person to report Nassar to USA Gymnastics, in 2015, it seemed as though it was USA Gymnastics’ mission to keep her and her...
    By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Being an agent of change in NASCAR cuts both ways for Bubba Wallace. He is seen as a hero to some, particularly those who have longed for a Black driver to shake things up in a predominantly white sport. To others, the 26-year-old Wallace represents something else entirely and he has seen plenty of haters out on social media over his career. It has intensified in recent days. He has brushed them off, especially the ones accusing Wallace or his No. 43 team of being involved in a hoax, of somehow being behind the garage door pulldown rope fashioned as a noose that was found in their garage stall at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. “You quickly realize,” Wallace said, “they don’t give a damn about you and I don’t give a damn about them.” It has been a...
    LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Being an agent of change in NASCAR cuts both ways for Bubba Wallace. He is seen as a hero to some, particularly those who have longed for a Black driver to shake things up in a predominantly white sport. To others, the 26-year-old Wallace represents something else entirely and he has seen plenty of haters out on social media over his career. It has intensified in recent days. He has brushed them off, especially the ones accusing Wallace or his No. 43 team of being involved in a hoax, of somehow being behind the garage door pulldown rope fashioned as a noose that was found in their garage stall at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. “You quickly realize,” Wallace said, “they don’t give a damn about you and I don’t give a damn about them.” It has been a remarkable and exhausting three weeks...
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to close the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park for the rest of the tourist season after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in Montana. At the same time, Big Horn County officials issued a mandate on Friday requiring all people in the county to wear a mask when outside their homes to limit the spread of the virus. Big Horn County, which is covered mostly by the Crow Indian Reservation, has had 13 reported cases since Monday. Montana has reported 164 cases of the respiratory virus in the past seven days, including 29 cases reported Friday. There has also been another death, the state's 22nd. In a Facebook post, the Rosebud County Health Department said the death would be assigned to the county because the victim had a residence there. However, the person had not been living there....
    A black woman battered an elderly white shopper in a California 7-Eleven in a violent confrontation caught on camera after the white woman used a racial slur. Viral video of the so-called “Sacramento Karen” showdown begins with the pair screaming at each other from inside the convenience store Monday. It is not clear what sparked the fight but the unidentified black woman flies into a rage when the white woman uses the N-word, repeatedly screaming back, “Call me a n—er again!” “B—h, I’m the right one, try it!” she screamed at the white woman, warning she would “beat your motherf—ing ass in this motherf—ing store.” After a final challenge to say “n—er again,” the white woman pauses — just to unexpectedly spit out the racist slur. The black woman immediately started punching her adversary, hitting her head several times before the woman ended up on the floor, sobbing. “B—h!...
    Following numerous accounts that airlines were not enforcing their own mask policies, Delta, United and American Airlines have all announced they will now be banning passengers who refuse to cover their nose and mouth. “So far, there have thankfully only been a handful of cases, but we have already banned some passengers from future travel on Delta for refusing to wear masks on board,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote in a memo to employees on Thursday, CNN reports. Delta has mandated that passengers wear masks beginning at the check-in lobby since early May, and its flight attendants have been required to wear personal protective equipment since April 27. American Airlines booted conservative personality and self-described “former liberal” Brandon Straka off a flight earlier this month for refusing to wear a mask. Straka will not be allowed to fly American again until the mask policy is lifted, the airline says. American...
    Jamal Adams may no longer want to be on the Jets, but his coach still wants him around. Head coach Adam Gase did not get into details on the team’s standoff with its star safety during a conference call with reporters Friday, but he did make it clear he hopes Adams remains a Jet in 2020. “Yes, I want Jamal on our team,” Gase said. Adams has been seeking a new contract from the Jets, but it has not come, and he requested a trade last week. Gase would not say whether the Jets are open to giving Adams a contract extension before the season, but praised Adams and said he hopes the team can work through this. “He’s been one of our best players and most consistent guys that we had last year,” Gase said. “I covered a lot of this at the end of the season, the...
    The death of a 1-year-old boy in Brooklyn housing complex has been ruled a homicide, cops said Friday. The young boy, Kadein O’Neill was found unconscious by his mother around 3 p.m. Saturday inside their Gravesend Houses apartment, according to police. EMS rushed the infant to Coney Island Hospital but he could not be saved, police said. No arrests have been made and a cause of death has not been released. Filed under babies ,  brooklyn ,  death ,  homicide ,  6/26/20 Share this article: Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Read Next De Blasio blames Trump for controversy over BLM mural by... Read Next De Blasio blames Trump for controversy over BLM mural by... Share Selection Trending Now on NYPost.com This story has been shared 181,941 times. 181,941 Lamborghini goes from cherry...
    Facebook is reportedly scrambling to stop the growing chorus of calls to boycott advertising on its platform. The social network — which in recent weeks has seen the likes of Patagonia, Verizon and Ben & Jerry’s commit to stop running ads on its site — has been meeting with advertisers and ad agencies to reassure them that it is serious about addressing concerns raised by civil rights groups. Mark Zuckerberg himself joined a meeting on Tuesday, according to the Wall Street Journal, to listen to advertisers’ concerns and explain that Facebook is committed to neutrality. Zuckerberg reportedly tried to explain that what might be viewed as offensive by one person might not offend another. Facebook executives have, however, been adamant that they will not be bullied into making changes they do not want to make, according to the report. “We do not make policy changes tied to revenue pressure,” Facebook’s...
    By MARGERY A. BECK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A western Nebraska attorney accused of accepting cocaine as payment for legal services has been disbarred. The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday issued the notice of disbarment for Jon Worthman, 52. Worthman was arrested in January after a law enforcement informant sold him about an ounce of cocaine, the Nebraska State Patrol has said. An affidavit said that after his arrest, Worthman admitted to sometimes accepting cocaine as payment for legal fees. Worthman, who had also served as the elected public defender for Box Butte County at the time of his arrest, has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. He is free while awaiting trial on a $15,000 bond. In Friday’s notice, the state’s high court said Worthman filed a motion to voluntarily surrender his law license. Worthman had been practicing law in the state since...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered bars in the state to close and restaurants to go down to half capacity, as the state has reported 17,000 new coronavirus cases in the last three days alone. The Republican governor has also said that outdoor gatherings of 100 or more people must be approved and has ordered rafting and tubing businesses to close after people have been regularly flocking to popular river spots since the state reopened. Abbot is also urging residents to stay home during what he has called a “massive outbreak.” The order comes two months after the state was one of the first and fastest to reopen amid the pandemic. “At this time, it is clear that the rise in cases is largely driven by certain types of activities, including Texans congregating in bars,” Abbott said. “The actions in this executive order are essential to our mission to swiftly...
    The US economy may not shake its bad case of the coronavirus for another two and a half years, a new economic forecast warns. The nation is in for a gradual economic recovery from the “depression-like crisis” sparked by the pandemic, with production and employment likely to remain under pressure through the end of 2022, according to the projections from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. “It will take time for all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to put the economy back to together again,” Anderson senior economist David Shulman wrote in his forecast released Wednesday. The US’s gross domestic product — the value of all goods and services produced here — won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until early 2023, Shulman says. He expects GDP to plummet by an annual rate of 42 percent in the second quarter of 2020 following lockdown measures that largely froze economic...
    Like most venue owners, Nicole Cacciavillano, who runs the underground electronic music club The Black Box, is disheartened by a recent statistic from the National Independent Venue Association: 90 percent of independent music venues could be forced to close because of revenue lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. “It's sad to see these statistics,” she says. “Independent venues are the foundation of the music industry.” That foundation has been crumbling since March, when the clubs and theaters went dark in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now the industry faces a tough question: Will venues be able to figure out a way to beat the odds and stay open? If they want to survive, they need to be innovative, says Cacciavillano. “Venues need to get creative. I find that merch, loyalty cards, or other platforms for fan connection can help a lot. Venues can look into streaming,...
    Charlize Theron called out famed actor Steven Seagal for being “overweight” and not as good at martial arts as he claims to be during a recent interview. The actress, who has starred in several action movies such as “Atomic Blonde,” “The Fate of the Furious,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and the upcoming film “The Old Guard” appeared for a virtual interview on “The Howard Stern Show” where, unlike when she’s performing stage combat for her roles, she pulled no punches in criticizing the 68-year-old “Under Siege” actor. “At night I’ll go online to watch fighters or watch people fight and you always come across that odd Seagal video of him ‘fighting’ in Japan, but he really isn’t,” she explained when discussing researching for her roles, according to Yahoo Entertainment. “He’s just incredibly overweight and pushing people. He’s overweight and can barely fight … look it up, it’s ridiculous. He’s shoving...
    The Trump administration on Thursday night requested the Supreme Court overturn Obamacare. The Justice Department argued in its filed legal brief that the Affordable Care Act has already been effectively rendered unconstitutional after Congress in 2017 passed tax legislation that removed the law’s fines for not having health insurance. The filing comes as the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The department did not mention the virus in its brief, but it came on the same day as the release of federal data showing nearly half of a million people signed up for healthcare coverage through the ACA during the pandemic that has cost millions of Americans their jobs. Overturning the ACA could mean 20 million Americans would lose their health insurance, though the case will not be heard until at least the fall. The administration in its previous legal arguments has honed in on removing provisions that block...
    HAYWARD — Police appealed to the public Thursday to help find a woman who has been missing more than a month and may be at risk. Elaine Youngigie, 67, wandered away form a board-and-care residence on May 19 and has not been seen since, police said. Hayward police are appealing to the public in their search for 67-year-old Elaine Youngigie, who has been missing since May 19.  “There have been no signs of foul play,” Hayward police spokesman Claudia Mau said. “She has been known to be a transient.” Citing reports from her family, Mau said Youngigie is not fond of living at the facility and may not be eager to go back to it. She went missing around 5 p.m. hours after she’d previously gone missing and been found earlier that day. She also may have dementia, though she has not been diagnosed with it, Mau said. Youngigie is...
    Gov. Ned Lamont is encouraging state residents to “keep it up, Connecticut,” as it continues to see a sharp decline in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and hospitalizations while other states are spiking across the nation. Connecticut saw only 14 new positive cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Health. There were 14 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, 1,175 Connecticut residents were tested, and there were 10 new virus-related deaths. “Compared to where we were over two months ago, we couldn’t be more proud of the low case numbers you see today—but we have to keep doing everything we’ve been doing to keep them down,” Lamont posted on Twitter with a graph (above) comparing Connecticut to other states. “Wear a mask, remain socially distant, and get tested. Keep it up, Connecticut!” Related story - COVID-19: NY, NJ, CT Order Joint Quarantine For Visitors From...
    New Jersey’s coronavirus death toll climbed by nearly 2,000 Thursday — after the state began recording probable fatalities from the bug. The state added 1,854 fatalities that were deemed likely due to COVID-19, but were not confirmed by a test, to its tally — bringing the total coronavirus death count in New Jersey to 14,872, NJ.com reported. Of those, 13,018 deaths were confirmed cases. “We’re not the only state which has been grappling with how best to draw a complete picture of COVID-19′s impacts,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a press briefing Thursday, according to the news outlet. “And, in one day, we are significantly adding to the already weighty toll this pandemic has had on our state, and on so many families,” said Murphy. “And, as I noted, we report this out of nothing else than a solemn sense of duty.” Filed under Coronavirus ,  new jersey ,  Phil...
    CHELSEA have announced that three players will leave the club at the end of the month. Pedro is also set to leave west London at the end of the season, the Spaniard having agreed a two-year deal with Roma. The former Barcelona winger will see out the rest of this campaign as Frank Lampard's squad battle to finish in the top four. Willian’s future remains a huge question mark, with the Brazilian having previously rejected Chelsea’s offers of a contract extension. He is still a target for Arsenal, although the two parties are not believed to be close on the winger’s salary. Willian could also still extrend his stay in SW6. Youth products Josh Grant, Richard Nartey and Marcel Lavinier have all been released. None of the trio have made a senior appearance at the club, but all have been crucial parts of Chelsea’s success at youth level in recent...
    A predominately white, progressive Minneapolis neighborhood that pledged not to call the police in the wake of the death of George Floyd is now dealing with a 300-strong homeless encampment in a local park, according to reports. Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd’s death at the end of May. At least one person overdosed inside the park and was brought out by an ambulance. Prostitution has also been reported in the area. Residents though have agreed to “check their privilege” and “protect people of color” by not involving law enforcement to report instances of property damage, according to the New York Times. WHITE DC PROTESTER SEEN YELLING IN FACES OF BLACK COPS IN VIRAL VIDEO: 'THEY'RE A PART OF THE PROBLEM' If anyone is put in physical...
    The Baltimore Ravens reportedly aren’t serious about bringing in Antonio Brown. It was reported earlier in the week that the Ravens and Seahawks were both considering taking a hard look at the disgraced free agent receiver. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) From earlier on @nflnetwork… the Seahawks and Ravens have had internal discussions about signing Antonio Brown. @MikeGarafolo pic.twitter.com/7a8tGD4ir5 — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) June 23, 2020 However, that might not be the case at all. According to Josina Anderson, the Ravens aren’t seriously considering the former Steelers star. She tweeted in part that “Brown has not been earnestly discussed (pending review of his case), nor has there been any recent talks internally, per source. At this time, wouldn’t count as potential future destination.” While Antonio Brown’s name has come up in Bmore, as reported, adding, my understanding is Brown has not been earnestly...
    Labor rejected help from officials outside the State Public Employment Service (SEPE) in the harshest moments of chaos in the body for the management of ERTE for lack of laptops. According to sources from those affected and from the SEPE staff, the help of other Administration officials to expedite the processing of the files and avoid delays in the payment of the benefit was denied despite the request for such help in the Royal Decree 11/2020, of March 31. The legal text, in its eighteenth additional provision, regulates the collaboration of other officials in the “areas of a sanitary, socio-sanitary, employment nature, for the protection of vulnerable groups and in those others that require a reinforcement in personnel as a consequence of the situation caused by the covid-19 ». “The provision of the service may be carried out both in person and through non-contact modalities of work, with the prior...
    HANOI (Reuters) - Despite successfully containing its COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam has no plans to open up to international tourists yet over fears that doing so could lead to a second wave of infections, the Southeast Asian country's prime minister said on Wednesday. Thanks to an aggressive, targeted testing programme and a centralised quarantine system, Vietnam has contained infections numbers to a relatively low 352 cases, most of whom have recovered. There have been no reported deaths. "There is no story of rushing to open the doors," Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a statement posted to the government website on Wednesday. "Vietnam is not yet ready to welcome back international tourists. Foreign experts, high level workers and investors into Vietnam are welcomed but will be closely monitored." Highly skilled foreign experts such as engineers have been allowed to enter Vietnam on special flights and quarantine at hotels in a...
    Coronavirus — Despite the fact that the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet in America, the economic reopening is already urgent. America, the region hardest hit in the world by coronavirus, has not yet reached the peak of the disease, which has claimed the lives of almost 100,000 people on the continent, and its inhabitants are already beginning to feel the drowning of the lack of money after the paralysis of the economy and the uncertainty of not knowing when the long-awaited will arrive “new normal ”. In this sense, as “urgent” they have classified U.S the need for the national economy to get back on track, a clamor that President Donald Trump has taken as his “workhorse” to try to stay with the White House again in next November’s elections. There, where the virus leaves 2.34 million sick and 121 thousand 279 dead, the secretary...
    Coronavirus — The Government has kept for weeks the freezing of death toll from coronavirus. The Executive of Pedro Sánchez has maintained that the number of daily deaths has been zero between June 7 and 19. But during all that time, the truth is that the autonomous communities reported a total of 251 deaths throughout that period. All those fatalities were left out of the official count until that June 19, suddenly, the accumulated mortality was updated going from showing a total of 27,136 people killed by the Covid-19 to 28,323. That rise, which compensates for the drop made weeks ago by almost 2,000 victims, is also not related to the data transferred by regional governments. The coronavirus death count has become quite a exercise of arbitrariness. The figures rise and fall without correlation with the data transferred by the autonomies. The latest test was provided by the most...
    FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Two suburban St. Louis police officers who were investigated after a black suspect was struck by a white detective’s SUV will not be charged, prosecutors said Wednesday. The driver of the SUV, Detective Joshua Smith of the Florissant Police Department, was fired after the violent June 2 arrest, and he was charged last week with felony assault, felony armed criminal action and misdemeanor assault. The office of Special Prosecutor Tim Lohmar said Wednesday that two additional Florissant officers who also responded to the scene have been cleared of wrongdoing. Their role in the arrest has not been made clear, but the two were not in the car with Smith. Tensions remain high after video from two home security systems showed Smith’s SUV striking the suspect, then Smith chasing and attacking the screaming man. Smith’s attorney has claimed it was an accident. The Florissant Police Department has...
    AS lockdown is coming to some kind of an end, so is my time writing this column. Don’t worry, I will still be writing down and voicing my ramblings in various forms, both here in the paper and in other exciting ventures. Stewart Williams - The Sun 3 After three years of keeping Fabulous Daily readers entertained Peta says farewell in her final column Writing through coronavirus itself has been a strange one – documenting all the small things that have been happening slowly while it felt like there was no movement at all. Like everybody else, I’ve been living through this huge event in our lives, and at times I’ve felt like I have had nothing to write because not much was happening when in fact everything was changing. You guys were lucky at times to have not just got bullet points of who had annoyed me most...
    (CNN)In the interest of full disclosure, allow me to say I have grown weary of writing about blackface. I am just as weary as Black people are of pointing out to White people that you can dress up for Halloween as a Black (or brown) celebrity without darkening your skin. I wrote about what now seems is annual outrage over just that in 2013 when dancer/actress/reality show judge Julianne Hough did just that as part of an "Orange is the New Black" costume she donned.It's also not cool when a person of color does it, as was the case with Afro-Latino actress Zoe Saldana who I wrote about in 2016 when she darkened her skin to portray singer and activist Nina Simone in a biopic. Not even Drake gets a pass.Read MoreThe rapper faced a firestorm in 2018 after a 2007 image of him in blackface surfaced -- despite his...
    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he battled alcohol and pornography addictions earlier in his life. While speaking at ManUp Pittsburgh — a conference that "teaches men to be godly leaders for their families" — Roethlisberger admitted that he's "fallen as short as anybody." "People don't realize all the time that us athletes, we're human," the two-time Super Bowl champion said. "We sin like everyone else. We make mistakes. We get addicted to things. We sin." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Ben Roethlisberger is owning up to his demons. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said he battled addictions to alcohol and pornography in his life during his 15-minute speech at ManUp Pittsburgh — a conference that "teaches men to be godly leaders for their families." Justin K. Aller/Getty Roethlisberger admitted that he's "fallen as short as anybody" in abdicating his responsibilities as a father, husband, Christian,...
    NFL star Ben Roethlisberger has revealed he's struggled with addictions to alcohol and pornography. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback opened up about his battle with off-the-field vices over the weekend at a virtual conference for Christian men. 6 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger revealed his past struggles with addictions to alcohol and pornography over the weekendCredit: AP:Associated Press 6 The 38-year-old athlete said he's 'fallen as short as anybody' but has found a renewed sense of faithCredit: Getty Images - Getty "I've fallen as short as anybody," he said, as reported by ESPN. "I've been addicted to pornography, which makes me then not the best husband, not the best father, not the best Christian I can be." The 38-year-old father of three, who has been married to wife Ashley Harlan for nearly a decade, added that being a professional athlete doesn't make him exempt from transgressions. "People don't realize all the...
    Black Lives Matter protests haven’t seen coronavirus cases surge in cities since the massive demonstrations began, a study says. The new research, which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found no evidence that coronavirus cases jumped in 315 cities in the weeks following the first protests. Researchers determined that protests may have been offset by an increase in social distancing among those who decided not to march. Using cellphone data, the study determined that more people opted to stay home “perhaps due to fear of violence from police clashes or general unrest.” “While it is almost certain that the protests caused a decrease in social distancing behavior among protest attendees, we demonstrate that effect of the protests on the social distancing behavior of the entire population residing in counties with large urban protests was positive,” the report reads. Researchers said they observed no jump in cases in...
    The president of the Chamber of Deputies (Congress) of Brazil, Rodrigo Maia, has stated that the new 5G telecommunications tender in Brazil should not be contaminated by ideological battles over China. He believes that greater competition would lead to better prices for consumers, according to .. The Speaker of the House believes that the Brazilian telecommunications regulator, Anatel, it should now hold a new auction and thus avoid ideological debates. This fifth generation (5G) auction had to have started in Brazil last March, but it has been delayed and a new date has not yet been determined. Last week, the United States ambassador to Brazil, Todd chapman, he assured the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo that the United States is in talks with Brazil and its telecommunications companies to finance the 5G network if the country did not choose Huawei as a provider. The president of the United States,...
    The atmosphere was already tense and a global pandemic arrived to strain it even more. After various conflicts between Amazon and workers in recent years, the coronavirus crisis in March started a new front between unions and the company. This time, due to security measures for avoid infections in plants such as San Fernando de Henares. A conflict that has crossed borders and that has reached the birthplace of the company. In the United States, the fear of many employees over the few health prevention measures have increased discontent and even led to layoffs in some centers. In Spain, however, some progress has been made. Unions led by Workers’ Commissions filed 3 complaints and 3 reports against Amazon after a state of alarm was declared for failing to take the necessary protective actions for workers. Until a Labor Inspectorate arrived, forcing the e-commerce giant to fix deficiencies in actions to...
    Pedro Sánchez’s government committed to the tenants of the Madrid-Atocha Cercanías station shops so that the administrator of the railway network, Adif, will not collect the rent of the station stores that have been closed during the months of the alarm state as a result of the impact of the coronavirus. However, as OKDIARIO has learned, Adif has passed the receipts from the months of March to June to those affected. In this way, the company chaired by Isabel Pardo de Vera has not respected the measure announced by the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, José Luis Ábalos, in which he promised that “commercial activities that could not be operated would be exempt from paying the rent that would be applicable during the period of inactivity” . This measure was applicable to both Adif and the airport manager, Aena. However, and despite the promises of the Executive, various...
    By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge denied a request for a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a three-month delay from the coronavirus outbreak. Judge Mark Windham said Durst's right to a fair trial has not been compromised by putting the case on hold in March just days after it began. It is scheduled to resume in July in an Inglewood courthouse that has a larger courtroom to accommodate social distancing. Defense attorney David Chesnoff argued by phone that Durst would not be able to get adequate legal representation because he and two other members of his legal team have been told by doctors not to appear in court because of the virus. He also argued that jurors, court staff, prosecutors and spectators could be exposed to the virus in the courtroom, restrooms, elevators...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge denied a request for a mistrial Tuesday in the murder case against New York real estate heir Robert Durst after a three-month delay from the coronavirus outbreak. Judge Mark Windham said Durst’s right to a fair trial has not been compromised by putting the case on hold in March just days after it began. It is scheduled to resume in July in an Inglewood courthouse that has a larger courtroom to accommodate social distancing. Defense attorney David Chesnoff argued by phone that Durst would not be able to get adequate legal representation because he and two other members of his legal team have been told by doctors not to appear in court because of the virus. He also argued that jurors, court staff, prosecutors and spectators could be exposed to the virus in the courtroom, restrooms, elevators and cafeteria. Deputy...
    Bubba Wallace has been wearing an American flag facemask at NASCAR tracks in recent weeks, but he didn’t put it on at the end of the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway after a noose was found in his garage. It wasn’t a protest, it was a show of strength. “Sorry I’m not wearing my mask, but I wanted to show whoever it was that you’re not going to take away my smile,” Wallace told Fox Sports reporter Jamie Little. Wallace has become the central figure in NASCAR’s response to the civil rights movement sweeping the country, which has included a ban on displays of the Confederate flag at its events. Prior to the race, the entire NASCAR Cup Series field stood behind Wallace on pit row during the invocation and playing of the national anthem to show their support. “The pre-race deal was probably one of the hardest things I’ve...
    Four weeks after its launch, the “StopCovid” tracking application has only reported 14 cases of risk of contamination in France, the government announced on Tuesday, a flop which is reopening the debate on the usefulness of these tools in the fight against the pandemic. Only 2% of the French population has installed this application, StopCovid, on their mobile phone, allowing a user who finds himself contaminated to anonymously warn other users he has recently encountered. But according to the assessment given by the Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, during a press conference, only 68 people used the application to prevent people they encountered from becoming infected. And only 14 users of the application have received an alert message warning them that they have been in contact with one of these infected persons. According to Cédric O, these figures do not however call into question the usefulness of...
    IF you're on the hunt for a new place to call home but your tight budget stands in your way, then we might just have the place for you. A two-bedroom home is being auctioned off this week and could go for as little as £1k. 3You can buy this house for £1kCredit: HullLive/MEN There is one small catch though, as potential buyers can't actually see inside the home before snapping it up and have to rely solely on the exterior when deciding whether or not it's worth the grand. The Dorset Street property in Gipsyville is set to go under the hammer withestate agents Bond Wolfe Auctions on June 24, but be warned, the interior has been badly fire damaged and would involve some serious renovations. That's not all bad news though, as it could be the answer DIY fans have been looking for -...
    A white Macy’s employee was brutally assaulted by a black man in the middle of the store a few days ago. Video shows the assailant, Damire Palmer, punching the man in the head as he crawls on the ground begging Palmer to stop. The assailant’s brother, who filmed the crime and posted it proudly to social media, claims that the victim used the N-word. Even if true, that wouldn’t remotely justify felony assault. But it isn’t true. Macy’s investigated and confirmed that the attack was “unprovoked.” Also, the N-word claim is absurd on its face. A Macy’s employee is not going to casually refer to his black customers as racial slurs. If he had that habit, he would have been fired a long time ago. What actually happened, from the looks of it, is that the Palmer brothers selected a victim based on his race, beat him mercilessly, and then slandered...
    Who needs cold cuts when you could have it hot. Horny employees working from home during the coronavirus pandemic are feeding more than just their hunger during their daily lunch breaks — they’re satisfying their sexual desires, too. According to livestreaming sex cam site Stripchat, more than 75% of US users are logging in to watch its X-rated content between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the site has revealed to The Post. That’s about 158,000 users logging in a day, out of 210,000 users total. By far the most popular time of day is between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., with about 90% of those users logging on then, according to the data compiled between June 5 and June 12. “Remote workers [are beginning to explore] new mid-afternoon pick-me-ups [since] another cup of coffee isn’t cutting it anymore,” says Stripchat’s communications director Max Bennett in a statement....
    Florida’s surgeon is now urging residents to wear face masks in public — as new coronavirus infections continue to surge in the state. Scott Rivkees advised that even though the Sunshine State has moved to phase two of its reopening, “all individuals in Florida should wear face coverings in any setting where social distancing is not possible.” Rivkees quietly signed the advisory on Saturday, but it was officially filed on Monday as the state surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases. see also Florida surges past 100,000 coronavirus cases Florida surpassed 100,000 coronavirus cases Monday — as new infections... The document also recommends that people should stay away from gatherings of more than 50 people. In crowd sizes smaller than that, it directs folks to “practice social distancing by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from each other and wear a face covering.” But it is not a requirement...
    Age is known to be a risk factor for getting coronavirus. (Free Press Photo: EFE) That we are immersed in a health catastrophe is being experienced by everyone, live and direct. Most citizens – from all walks of life – have suffered directly or indirectly from covid-19 death. What does not seem so evident is the discrimination based on age that is being lived in residences, sometimes masked by paternalistic and mellow manifestations, such as the expression “our elders”. What does the pandemic have to do with age? Age is known to be a risk factor for COVID-19: the older you are, the more likely you are to be infected. In parallel, it is also assumed that children, who do not contract the disease, do transmit it easily. However, this does not mean that children are discriminated against by separating them from others. And, should it occur, there...
    After Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma drew far less attendance than expected, the president is allegedly “seething” and may shake up his campaign team, CNN reported. “Despite claims he’s not angry, multiple people said Trump’s been seething since he got back from Tulsa,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins reported on Monday. “It’s raised questions about his campaign manager’s future, but others said his job isn’t only one in jeopardy. Anyone, including WH aides, could be fired depending on coverage.” According to CNN, approximately 6,200 people attended the Bank of Oklahoma Center, which has a capacity of over 19,000. Although Trump claimed that there were 1 million reservations for the event, CNN claimed that the president’s body language after the low turnout suggested he was “dejected, disappointed and angry.” Trump doesn’t appear to be the only one angry at the fiasco. According to CNN’s Sarah Westwood and Jim Acosta, Ivanka Trump...
    White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was flooded with questions on Monday as she defended President Donald Trump’s “slow the testing down” comments from his campaign rally in Tulsa. As McEnany opened up the briefing to the press pool’s questions, she was immediately asked if Trump ordered officials to slow down coronavirus testing rates, as he said he did on Saturday. “No, he has not directed that” McEnany answered. She proceeded by boasting about America’s testing capabilities and saying “any suggestion that testing has been curtailed is not rooted in fact.” After she was further pressed on Trump’s remarks, McEnany claimed “the president was trying to expose what the media often does as they ignore the fact that the United States has more cases because we have more testing.” This led to her being asked if what Trump said about telling officials to slow down testing was “not...
    Fashion brand Valentino wants to break the lease on its chic Fifth Avenue location — because the coronavirus is stopping it from conducting “high-end” business, a new lawsuit says. The Italian luxury retail and design company says even if the Big Apple overcomes the pandemic, “the social and economic landscapes have been radically altered in a way that has drastically, if not irreparably, hindered Valentino’s ability to conduct high-end retail business,” at the primo shopping locale, according to the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit filed Sunday. Valentino is asking a judge to allow it to break its pricey lease with landlord 693 Fifth Owner, LLC by the end of the year, despite a contract that is slated to run through July 2029, the court papers say. Valentino — which leases four levels at the location — initially signed the contract in May 2013, the court documents say. Since the state “PAUSE”...
    It’s been a rough year given that 2020 has been filled with tragedies one after another. From coronavirus outbreak and Amphan cycle to now the deaths of famed actors Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput have left everyone disheartened. In the light of Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden death, the Entertainment industry has become a target for trolls who have been spreading a lot of negativity with their constant blame game. With social media becoming a breeding zone for negativity, singer Neha Kakkar has now decided to take a break from the same. Neha Kakkar, Jasleen Royal and Other B-Town Singers Sign Petition Appealing PM Narendra Modi for Strict Action Against Animal Abuse. Sharing a note on Instagram about the same, Neha wrote,”Going back to sleep! Plz wake me up when there’s a better world. The world where there’s freedom, love, respect, care, fun, acceptance, good people. Not hatred,...
    A 36-year-old man who was driving a car with Taxi and Limousine Commission plates jumped off the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Monday morning, cops said. The man pulled over his gray 2016 Toyota Camry in the right lane of the Brooklyn-bound side with his hazard lights on, cops said. When NYPD cops arrived to investigate around 4:15 a.m., they saw the driver leaning over the edge of the bridge. “As soon as they stepped out of their vehicle, the individual jumped off the bridge,” an NYPD spokesman said. “His body has not been recovered.” NYPD officers were searching for the man Monday morning. The car had TLC license plates, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether he was a for-hire driver.
    SISTER Wives' Meri Brown dissed her husband, Kody Brown, by thanking her own dad on Father’s Day. The mother of one failed to celebrate her own husband amid their marriage issues. 9 Meri Brown celebrated her father on Father's DayCredit: Instagram/Meri Brown 9 Her father passed away 13 years agoCredit: Instagram/Meri Brown Meri, 49, took to Instagram to celebrate Father's Day by talking about her late father. Along with the post, she shared two photos of her father: one where he was dressed in a military outfit and the other one of him before his passing. "Happy Father's Day to this amazing man I get to call Dad," she wrote. "Although the world lost his kindness, his laughter, his passion, his loyalty, his strength, 13 years ago, anyone who had the blessing of knowing him will never forget him and mountain of a man that he was. "Happy Father's Day!"...
    Breaking News — coronavirus no longer exists. But the virus, as warned by the political and health authorities, is still present. There is no treatment yet. Nor a vaccine. Hence measures exist, such as social distancing, capacity control and the masks that must be be met to prevent outbreaks that the emergencies of the hospitals collapse again and force them to return to previous phases. The guidelines seem clear. However, they are not for everyone. The images of the party night at a local in León where standards are not met have awakened the collective outrage While up to 11 foci dot the Spanish geography.“data-reactid =” 12 “> The state of alarm has come to an end and the strict confinement to stop coronavirus infections no longer exists. But the virus, as warned by the political and health authorities, is still present. There is no treatment yet. Neither a...
    Breaking News — Throughout these last months, COVID-19 has not only been a health and human catastrophe. It can also be considered an extraordinary amplifier of ageism, that is, of a negative vision of old age that carries with it discrimination and paternalism. That we are immersed in a health catastrophe is being experienced by everyone, live and direct. Most citizens – from all walks of life – have directly or indirectly suffered death from COVID-19. What does not seem so evident is the discrimination based on age that is being lived in residences, sometimes masked by paternalistic and mellow manifestations, such as the expression “our elders”. What does the pandemic have to do with age? Age is known to be a risk factor for COVID-19: the older you are, the more likely you are to be infected. In parallel, it is also assumed that children, who do not...
    Coronavirus — The Oscar Awards ceremony has been postponed until April 25, 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.. The Board of Governors of the Hollywood Academy, meeting Monday, has made the decision to postpone the traditional event for two months because the ravages of the Covid-19 have caused a delay in both filming and premieres, so they will not close either. the deadline for applications at the end of the year as on previous occasions. Thus, the organization has chosen to move the dates and the deadline for submitting the application has been extended to February 28, the same day that the gala was originally going to be held, leaving behind the tradition that a film should have been released in the year prior to the ceremony. On the other hand, the announcement of the nominees will be on March 15, 2021. It’s true! Next year’s #Oscars will happen...
    The Saturday rally was Trump’s 1st in-individual campaign party because the coronavirus outbreak led to keep-at-property orders across the state. It also took position a day right after Juneteenth, the working day marking the conclude of slavery in the United States, soon after the Trump administration rescheduled the event to keep away from more criticism for obtaining it at first land on June 19.“That rally was an embarrassment. It was absolutely what the country does not require correct now. He did not talk about therapeutic. He did not figure out any of the racial tensions that are going on throughout our state,” Bottoms advised CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “Rather, he does what he often does. He proceeds to check out and divide us and really inflames the worst in persons. And so I just hope that this is a good signal that the region is relocating...
    More than 1,000 workers had tested positive on Saturday for the outbreak detected in a slaughterhouse in the town of Guetersloh, in central Germany. It is a group factory Tönnies, Leader in the industrial meat sector in Germany, where massive contagion among employees is forcing the production of one of the largest meat packers in Germany to stop. So far 3,000 tests have been done and the objective is to do 7,000 immediately. This manufacturer is a preferred partner of the main supermarkets in the country: Lidl, Aldi and Rewe. At Tönnies they will test thousands of employees for the coronavirus test to ensure that there are as few risks as possible. The outbreak occurs at a company that makes many products for Lidl and Aldi, with the brands Landjunker and Meine Metzgerei, being mainly meat products processed and packaged to the cut. Lidl and Aldi are present throughout Europe...
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The PGA Tour’s return to competition has brought together the strongest fields of the year on courses that have not been overly punishing, and the result is the same. It’s another free-for-all at the RBC Heritage. Webb Simpson practically had to apologize for a 3-under 68, in which he managed just one birdie on the back nine. He was part of a four-way tie for the lead, and that was good enough for him. He also knows good probably won’t cut it Sunday at Harbour Town,. “It’s not like I’ve got a three- or four-shot lead and could shoot a couple under,” he said. “It’s going to take a good one.” Tyrrell Hatton had one of six rounds at 63, giving the 28-year-old from England a share of the lead as he goes for his second straight victory, albeit three months apart because of the...
    Breaking News — Cornellà de Llobregat (Barcelona), Jun 20 . .- Espanyol coach Abelardo Fernández said after the defeat against Levante at RCDE Stadium (1-3) that the team had not been “forceful in the areas” and that “that is paid”. The Asturian coach regretted the script for the match. “The 1-2 has killed us, it has hurt us a lot. After tying one, the team has been good. We have not been competitive in the areas, but the block has left it all,” he said. In any case, Abelardo was critical of the performance of the substitutes who have taken the field: “The changes we have made, except in some cases, have not contributed to us. There are players who have not transmitted this to me and I think it could have done more. “ As for the team’s options for permanence, the coach from Gijón stressed that “it...
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