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    BLACK Americans are to get $25,000 EACH in reparations for slavery in a city that has promised $10MILLION in funds. Evanston, Illinois is the first US city to distribute the money –meant to help compensate for a lack of generational wealth and systemic racism, ABC News reported. 6The city of Evanston, Illinois is to pay out up to $25,000 in reparations for slaveryCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6The move was spearheaded by Alderman Robin Rue SimmonsCredit: ABC This year, the city will begin paying out a total of $10million to residents – with up to $25,000 per eligible resident. The funds will be available to use for housing. A 3percent tax on legal recreational marijuana sales will fund the reparations, ABC reproted. Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward Alderman of Evanston, spearheaded the resolution – which was first passed in 2019. She told ABC the reparations are meant to fight "a lack of...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican lawmakers were moving forward Thursday with legislation to overhaul Kansas' troubled unemployment system after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly announced plans to more than double the number of staff who help the jobless and make them available on weekends. The state House planned to take a final vote on a bill drafted by Republican members to give the GOP-controlled Legislature more oversight of the modernization of the state Department of Labor's unemployment system and require computer upgrades to be completed by the end of 2022. Approval Thursday would send it to the Senate. House Republicans say the measure would more quickly modernize an outdated unemployment system. The department has said the House bill’s two-year timeline for the technology upgrade is unrealistic. Labor union leaders contend the bill does nothing for workers. Legislators in both parties say they have been flooded...
    Miami : March 3, 2021March 3, 2021 0 In an interview for the program Say it Here with the Community of José Pernalete, the Democratic political analyst, Mili Herrera, highlighted that President Biden has said that he will support migrants. He affirmed that in the next few days an immigration reform will be approved, which will be discussed next week. “The reform is going to happen, Biden promised it and soon he will give a solution to the migrants.” Herrara also denounced that in Florida, officials of the United States Immigration and Customs Control (ICE) are carrying out illegal deportations of Cubans, Haitians and Venezuelans, for which he affirmed that with these actions those officials are violating the executive order of the United States Government that prohibits them. The analyst also specified that President Biden is a man of his word and will fulfill his promise...
    Denmark Vienna and Copenhagen, weary of European delays, go hunting for vaccines in Jerusalem.
    FYRE Festival was sold as an uber-exclusive, one-of-a-kind, VIP music event that was sure to be the next big thing. But, thousands were left starving and stranded when it all turned out to be a sham. Here's what happened. 6 Fyre Festival was promoted by supermodels on social media What was the Fyre Festival 2017? Fyre Festival was a brand new festival that surfaced in 2017 and promised festival-goers a VIP experience. The event took place on the island of Great Exuma in the Bahamas. The exclusive festival was billed as three days giving partiers access to private beaches. Fyre Festival, sold as an "immersive music festival", was promoted using a host of supermodels beloved by millions. 6 The supermodels included Bella Hadid and Elsa Hosk who were paid to advertiseCredit: @hoskelsa These stars, Hailey Baldwin, Emily Rawatjowski, Bella Hadid, Elsa Hosk and many others, posed on posh yachts and...
    Puerto Rico still needs federal help. That includes ending this Supreme Court case. The Supreme has decided to hear an appeal from the Department of Justice that would maintain the exclusion of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico from receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. "Wait," you might say, "the Department of Justice? Like, President Joe Biden's Department of Justice?" Sort of. The appeal was made in September 2020 by the Trump administration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit had agreed with the plaintiff in the case, Jose Luis Vaello-Madero, who had been receiving SSI while he lived in New York, and who was cut off when he returned to Puerto Rico to care for his ailing wife. When the Trump administration filed its appeal, then-candidate Biden tweeted "Time and again, the president has refused to provide Puerto Rico with much-needed resources. He's repeatedly insulted Puerto Ricans and...
    A CRACKDOWN on PS5 scalpers is coming – to the delight of gamers everywhere. The UK Government has responded to a "scalping" petition vowing further action against the rogue resellers. 4Sony's PlayStation 5 is wildly popularCredit: Sony PlayStation Since it launched in November, Sony's new PlayStation 5 has been out of stock everywhere. Part of the problem has been scalpers, who use automated "bots" to buy up huge numbers of consoles – only to resell them for profit. A petition asking the Government to "prevent or deter" this practice has racked up over 17,000 signatures online. "I believe it to be an unfair and unjust practice that well-funded groups/individuals can deplete the stock of a single item," the petition reads. "And make it unaffordable/unavailable to the average consumer. "I believe the law around this practice needs to be reviewed and measure to prevent it need to be introduced." 4The petition...
    With millions due to tune into this year's Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, the question as to whether the show - which is famed for its political barbs - will address the sexual harassment allegations against Andrew Cuomo remains to be seen. Tina Fey, 50, will once again be teaming up with fellow Saturday Night Live alum, Amy Poehler, 49, to present this year’s 78th annual Globes, which will be broadcast live from both Los Angeles and New York City. The 30 Rock creator is scheduled to host the Big Apple leg of the show from the Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, while Parks and Recreation star Poehler will be broadcasting from the Beverly Hilton in California. Earlier this week, Fey said she and Poehler would be seeking to make this year's Globes a far tamer affair than it has been in recent years - a seeming reference to former host Ricky...
    Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future Bill Cassidy says its dangerous for GOP to idolize Trump © NBC/ Getty Nick Jonas hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. NBC/ Getty Nick Jonas was the musical guest and host of "Saturday Night Live" last night for the first time. In his monologue, Jonas promised his brother, Kevin Jonas, that the Jonas Brothers are still a band. Jonas performed two new singles, "Superman" and "This is Heaven," off of his upcoming album. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Nick Jonas pulled double duty on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Although he was a musical guest three times in the past, Saturday night marked Jonas' first time hosting the sketch show. But most are talking about the musician's monologue where he brought in his older brother Kevin Jonas to joke about their...
    Nick Jonas hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time. NBC/ Getty Nick Jonas was the musical guest and host of "Saturday Night Live" last night for the first time. In his monologue, Jonas promised his brother, Kevin Jonas, that the Jonas Brothers are still a band. Jonas performed two new singles, "Superman" and "This is Heaven," off of his upcoming album. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Nick Jonas pulled double duty on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Although he was a musical guest three times in the past, Saturday night marked Jonas' first time hosting the sketch show. But most are talking about the musician's monologue where he brought in his older brother Kevin Jonas to joke about their band, The Jonas Brothers. In the monologue, Kevin stood up in the audience and asked, "Are we good? 'Cause I see you're doing a lot of...
    Halo Infinite will be released at the end of the year | 343 Industries 343 Industries has showcased the enhanced visuals of « Halo Infinite » in a new update covering the world of Zeta Halo. You might also be interested in: “Skyrim” board game announced A new Inside Infinite post for February focused on the art and graphics of « Halo Infinite ». A large part of the update was devoted to talking about the inspirations and influences of the game, but the essence of the post was focused on Screenshots of the game’s graphical progress since its initial reveal of the game last year. The producer Alex Le Boulicaut explains that, « After the campaign demo last July, the team has been continually iterating on outstanding lighting and graphics work to deliver a more immersive experience. » The screenshots shared were from the PC version...
    By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — A judge is promising to rule quickly after he heard brief arguments Thursday in a fight between Arizona Senate Republicans and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over access to ballots and voting machines used in November's election. The GOP-dominated county board asked Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason to quash the subpoena issued by the Senate. They argue that the ballots are sealed under laws the Legislature passed and the Senate does not have a right to access them. They also say Republican Senate President Karen Fann and other GOP lawmakers are trying to conduct an illegal recount under the guise of an election audit. Fann's lawyers want the judge to order 2.1 million ballots that were cast turned over and allow Senate-hired auditors to examine vote-counting machines and related computer software. They say the laws cited by the county...
    ▶ Watch Video: Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine could soon join fight against pandemic Johnson & Johnson expects to fall far short of its commitment to deliver 10 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February, with under 4 million to be ready to ship after a hoped-for emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.  The disclosure of the shortfall by Johnson & Johnson is the first public measure of exactly how far the drug company has fallen behind its production goals. Johnson & Johnson promised to deliver another 25 million by the end of March. “We will have 20 million doses of the vaccine to be made available by the end of March and we’re prepared to ship, immediately upon emergency use authorization, nearly 4 million doses of our vaccine,” Dr. Richard Nettles, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen’s vice president of medical affairs, told a...
    Johnson & Johnson expects to fall far short of its commitment to deliver 10 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February, with under 4 million to be ready to ship after a hoped-for emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration.  The disclosure of the shortfall by Johnson & Johnson is the first public measure of exactly how far the drug company has fallen behind its production goals. Johnson & Johnson promised to deliver another 25 million by the end of March. "We will have 20 million doses of the vaccine to be made available by the end of March and we're prepared to ship, immediately upon emergency use authorization, nearly 4 million doses of our vaccine," Dr. Richard Nettles, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen's vice president of medical affairs, told a House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday.  He said the company remains "confident...
    Any strong adaptation is bound to make polarizing changes. Even adaptations regarded as faithful, like Hunter X Hunter and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, still tweaked story beats on occasion. The first season of the popular horror anime The Promised Neverland did this too, but season 2 is making severe enough changes to be called something else entirely. If it pulls it off, we may have a reverse Fullmetal Alchemist in our hands, a show that switches gears from a faithful adaptation to a successful original story that still captures the intention of the source material in a satisfying way. [Ed. note: This story contains spoilers through the most recent episode of The Promised Neverland season 2.] Season 2 picks up shortly after the end of the first, with our group of brave young kids having escaped the farm they lived on their entire lives thinking it was an orphanage. For the...
    A user has filed a lawsuit against Google Stadia in a New York court. The lawsuit, the first presentation of this type of which we have evidence, aims to become collective to judicially receive all users who feel “cheated” by the “breach of Google’s promises” regarding the performance of the service or the value of packages like the ‘Founders Edition’. Google Stadia is the internet giant’s cloud gaming service. It was announced with great media fanfare in June 2019 at a time when it seemed that streaming, cloud, on-demand and generally online services were going to take over the world by opening a new era in video game distribution. It had already happened in the music or video industries (with great success), but games have their particular problems. Cloud gaming is not easy In fact, the idea is nothing new and companies like OnLive tried to implement it many years...
    By Tom Allard JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Tuesday that Myanmar's transition to democracy after this month's coup should follow the wishes of its people. Her remarks came after anger from anti-coup protesters to a Reuters report that Indonesia is pushing a plan for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to send monitors to ensure the junta holds fair elections, as it has promised. Protesters want the elected government to be restored immediately. Some called on social media for demonstrations at Indonesia's embassy in Myanmar. "The inclusive democratic transition should be pursued according to the wishes of the Myanmar people. Any way forward is the means to this end," Retno said in a message sent to Reuters by her office. "Indonesia is very concerned about the situation in Myanmar and supports the Myanmar people. The well-being and security of the Myanmar people is the...
    INFO TO FOLLOW – Vaccination soon possible in the workplace Occupational physicians will be able to administer the AstraZeneca vaccine from February 25 to employees aged 50 to 64 with co-morbidities, the Secretary of State in charge of pensions and occupational health said today. They ” must approach the dispensary pharmacy of their choice, to identify themselves and obtain doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine (…) », Specifies the press release of the Secretary of State. “(…) Their intervention is carried out in strict compliance with the ethical rules related to the consent of individuals, medical confidentiality and the confidentiality of vaccinations vis-à-vis the employer. », He recalls. Read also: Castex announcements: caution during the holidays and new vaccination appointments THE NUMBER – 4,500 doses for the Alpes-Maritimes The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Bernard Gonzalez has promised an “acceleration” of the vaccination campaign in the department, where some 4,500 doses...
    Romain Grosjean could get to say his final goodbyes to F1 after all. He was originally slated to drive in his final two races for Haas at Sakhir and Abu Dhabi, but could not, following his fiery crash. The accident in Bahrain shook the entire F1 community as they looked on in shock and disbelief. Grosjean then decided against racing in the season finale races and flew back to Switzerland to focus on his recovery. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff had then said that he was happy to offer Grosjean a private test, provided the rules allowed them to do so. The Frenchman had expressed his intention to accumulate some laps for himself, and it seems that that could now happen soon. Have had a phone call with Mercedes F1, said Grosjean Offering the latest update, RaceFans quoted the 34-year-old French driver as saying, “I have had a phone call...
    Miami : February 21, 2021February 21, 2021 0 President Joe Biden arrived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday for what would be his first trip outside of Washington since taking office, and where he sought to advance his pandemic relief plan. At an open council meeting organized by CNN, Biden answered questions from the audience and promised that any American who wants a vaccine will have access to one by the middle of the year. “By the end of July this year,” the president promised, adding that when he took office on January 20, “there were only 50 million and now we will have 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate all Americans, throughout the world. country”. Biden made the statement during his exchange with the audience selected for the meeting, which was held under the rules of social distancing. The first questions to the Democratic president focused...
    The evolution of the case ofPaul Hasel from an outrage to freedom of expression to nights of riots in several cities for his incarceration has led to the braking of the president’s plans decriminalize crimes related to freedom of expression. After assessing two weeks ago the possibility of reform the Penal Code through the urgency so that injurious expressions towards the Crown or crimes of hatred or related to religious feelings do not carry a prison sentence, Pedro Sanchez he is more cautious with the rhythms and everything seems to indicate that for the moment the reform will follow its ordinary course and will not be anticipated. According to the reflection that is made in Moncloa, right now penalizes as long as the law allows people to be imprisoned for the things they say at a demonstration or the lyrics of their songs, such as undertaking a legal reform when...
    In 1981, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on a rare lung infection in five 'previously healthy young men in Los Angeles'.  It suggested a 'cellular-immune dysfunction related to a common exposure' and a 'disease acquired through sexual contact'. The patients were described as 'homosexuals'. Two had died. It was the first mention of what a little over a year later became known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Although the link hadn't yet been made, at the same time, worried doctors in San Francisco and New York were seeing gay men who developed Kaposi's sarcoma, cancerous lesions affecting the skin and mucous membranes.  Experts had been baffled. The disease was normally only seen in the elderly or in transplant patients. Reliving the era: Channel 4’s drama It’s A Sin tells how AIDS hit the gay community in the 1980s Meanwhile, in London, at St...
    President Joe Biden reassured European leaders Friday that he would once again work with them, apologizing for former President Donald Trump’s approach while in office. “I’m sending a clear message to the world America is back … we are not looking backward, we are looking forward together,” Biden said. The president delivered remarks virtually from the White House to the Munich Security Conference on Friday. “The last four years have been hard but Europe and the United States have to lead with competence once more,” he said. While not naming Trump explicitly in his speech, Biden repeatedly lamented damages to the European relationships with the United States and promised to revert back to the way it used to be. “I know the past few years have strained and tested our transatlantic relationship, but the United States is determined to reengage with Europe, to consult with you, to earn back our...
    President Joe Biden has promised this Tuesday that, by the end of July this year, “all Americans who wish to do so” will be able to get vaccinated, a promise that has been accompanied by another 600 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine for the same date. Miami World – Europa Press On the other hand, Biden has also announced this Tuesday that he has invoked the “National Defense Law” with the aim of increasing the manufacture of vaccines against COVID-19. During an event in the city of Milwaukee, organized by the American television network CNN, Biden made reference to the announcement that the Government issued last week, in which they detailed that both Pfizer and Moderna had pledged to deliver 300 million vaccines each by the end of July, which would allow all American adults to be vaccinated. In this sense, the president explained that they have managed to...
    President Joe Biden has promised this Tuesday that, by the end of July this year, “all Americans who wish to do so” will be able to get vaccinated, a promise that has been accompanied by another 600 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine for the same date. Miami World – Europa Press On the other hand, Biden has also announced this Tuesday that he has invoked the “National Defense Law” with the aim of increasing the manufacture of vaccines against COVID-19. During an event in the city of Milwaukee, organized by the American television network CNN, Biden made reference to the announcement that the Government issued last week, in which they detailed that both Pfizer and Moderna had pledged to deliver 300 million vaccines each by the end of July, which would allow all American adults to be vaccinated. In this sense, the president explained that they have managed to...
    A Fairfield County man has been arrested for allegedly taking money to make vehicle repairs for an elderly resident that he never performed. Giovanni Feliciano, age 36, Bridgeport, was arrested on a warrant on Wednesday, Feb. 10, for an incident involving him promising automobile-related service to an elderly resident, said Wilton Police Lieutenant Gregg Phillipson. Feliciano did not perform the promised service and did not return the resident's money despite repeated attempts to contact him to perform the service, Phillipson said.  Feliciano was charged larceny and released on a $10,000 bond.
    New York : Today. Photo: Telemundo / Telemundo ‘Today’, promised to be innovative, original, with more news, have our accent, and the information that the public needs. But, passed the test? After a big promotion from the chain, Telemundo premiered the new show of his mornings, this February 15 at 7/6 AM Central. As promised, their first hour and a half was purely current, focused on the news by Nicole Suarez, Arantxa Loizaga Y Nacho lozano, the latter was not in the study and although they did not clarify it, we could know that it is still in Mexico. Did the news deliver original and innovative? The first three news were the same that were seen in ‘Despierta América’, at the same time, only more extensive and detailed, it was like a compilation of what happened during the weekend, either with the snow in Texas,...
    By JAMES HICKS, The Index-Journal PROMISED LAND, S.C. (AP) — Down Highway 10 toward McCormick, just a few miles outside the bustling Uptown Greenwood, is a community rich with history. Some call it Promised Land, others call it home. “When I think of Promised Land, I think of Black folks having a place to call home,” said Greenwood County Councilwoman Edith Childs, who represents the community. Promised Land is an African American community created by former slaves in the aftermath of the Civil War. Heirs of Samuel Marshall, a white plantation owner, sold the land to the South Carolina Land Commission for $10 per acre. The commission divided up the land into 50 lots and sold them to African Americans. Many of those in Promised Land are longtime residents. If you ask Bernice Norman how long she has lived in Promised Land, she will give a short answer: “All my...
    House pushes $50 million to protect consumers from dangerous imports after USA TODAY investigative report Fauci sees sobering data on South Africa variant; Mardi Gras crackdown; Valentines Day message of hope from Biden: Live COVID-19 updates I am my elderly husband’s caretaker, driver, butler and whipping post. He promised to leave his grandson his home — is that fair to me? THE MONEYIST Dear Moneyist, I am a married woman, age 69, and my husband is 79. I am his second wife and we have been married for 22 years. He is not in the best of health and requires my care. He suffers with debilitating arthritic pain and is not able to do anything except his daily living needs, watching TV and directing me to what I need to do. I am now responsible of taking care of everything in and outside of the home. He...
    New York : Diego Ordinola, a reporter for the Directv Sports network in Ecuador, was a victim of crime while he was doing his job. At a link, on the outskirts of Monumental stadium of Barcelona in Guayaquil, the journalist was interrupted by an armed subject who demanded his belongings from both him and the cameraman, and then ran away. “We can’t even work quietThis happened at 1:00 p.m. today outside the Monumental Stadium. The @PoliciaEcuador promised to find these criminals, “Ordinola posted on Twitter. We can’t even work quietly, this happened at 1:00 pm today outside the Monumental Stadium.The @PoliceEcuador promised to find these criminals. #Unsafety pic.twitter.com/OE2KybP0Od – Diego Ordinola (@Diegordinola) February 12, 2021 After the thief’s escape, the cameraman tries to follow him and captures in the distance, on the other side of the avenue, the assailant escaping on a motorcycle accompanied by three other subjects. Through...
    Destiny 2’s planned Cosmodrome expansion won’t be happening, the studio told fans Thursday in its weekly blog post. Instead, Bungie will focus on new projects. Last year, Bungie said that Destiny 2’s new Season of the Chosen would bring back two old Strikes from the original Destiny and expand the Cosmodrome location to “roughly Destiny 1 Year 1 parity.” But when players logged on Tuesday morning for the new season, they found Old Russia unchanged. The Devil’s Lair Strike made it back into the game — although it’s currently not selectable on the map, available only via the Nightfall — but the Fallen S.A.B.E.R. Strike wasn’t available, and the Cosmodrome was still the same size as it was last season. Bungie clarified that The Devil’s Lair will be a normal playlist Strike next week, and that Fallen S.A.B.E.R. is currently disabled due to a bug. But even...
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have a functional central system for monitoring the safety of coronavirus vaccines, officials admitted to the New York Times.  More than 48 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given in the US, Bloomberg data shows.  Yet the safety of those shots is currently tracked by a cobbled together set of smaller, older monitoring networks.  And despite its promise of a state-of-the-art, comprehensive apparatus to track and analyze safety data on the shots, FDA officials told the Times its new BEST system is still being developed, and likely won't be ready for weeks  or months.  That said, both Pfizer's and Moderna's shots were deemed safe in massive 40,000-person trials, and so far concerning side effects have been rare with just 31 cases of anaphylaxis reported in the first weeks of rollout, among millions of shots given.  For now, an older system that...
    A president who says he will put science first until unions object to plans to reopen schools. An administration that is on a “war-like” footing until it wants a weekend off. And a White House that promised a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package before giving up on Republican support. After the chaos of former President Donald Trump’s administration, Biden and his team have tried to put clear messaging at the heart of his administration. But the risk is that reality will get in the way of the president’s “Obama-esque” rhetoric, according to Brett Bruen, a member of the Obama administration’s National Security Council. “You have lofty ideals and ideas, but you’ve got to provide some ladders and opportunities for those to get rooted in the work of government,” he said. “As the honeymoon starts to wane, as aspirations of many in government are running up against the realities of...
    President Joe Biden promised on the campaign trail to seek and establish unity among politically divided Americans.
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some COVID-19 vaccinations may be delayed in St. Louis County because the state is not providing the number of doses it had promised, county health officials said. Early last week, the county was promised 3,900 vaccine doses directly from the state for use this week. But on Friday, the state said it would not be sending the doses as expected, county health officials said in a news release Monday. It was the third week in a row the county did not receive vaccination doses directly from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. It has been using doses received through redistribution from local hospitals but that has not provided nearly as many vaccines as the county expected. The county, which opened several mass vaccination sites in anticipation of receiving weekly doses, is prepared to vaccinate more than 5,000 people a week but might have to...
    Dear Moneyist, I am a married woman age 69 and my husband is 79. I am his second wife and we have been married for 22 years. He is not in the best of health and requires my care. He suffers with debilitating arthritic pain and is not able to do anything except his daily living needs, watch TV and direct me to what I need to do. I am now responsible to take care of everything in and outside of the home. He no longer drives because of his failing vision, so I am my husband’s caretaker, driver, butler and the whipping post. I took a vow for better or worse, but I am sure Wife No. 1 got the better deal. He long ago promised his grandson, who he raised, that he would inherit his house. My husband purchased this home four years before we were married and...
    Under Biden, US is vaccinating at 10 times Trump's promised speed
    By Alexandra Valencia and Brian Ellsworth QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean economist Andres Arauz on Monday prepared to campaign for a presidential run-off election as authorities continued counting votes to determine whether he would face a conservative banker or an environmental activist. The race for runner-up between pro-market candidate Guillermo Lasso and anti-mining indigenous leader Yaku Perez was too close to call, with Perez ahead by less than one percentage point and manual recounts appearing likely. Perez's strong performance marks the best-ever showing for an indigenous presidential candidate and throws open a race that had been for months been defined by ideological rifts between free markets on one hand and socialist largesse on the other. Elections council figures early on Monday morning showed that with 81.25% of the vote counted, Arauz had 32.33% of votes compared with 19.80% for Perez and 19.33% for Lasso. Perez and his supporters began a vigil...
    QUITO. Ecuadorians, seeking to escape economic difficulties exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, will elect a new president, with candidates torn between maintaining the free market vision of the past four years or returning to the socialist generosity of the previous decade. Left-wing candidate Andrés Arauz, backed by former President Rafael Correa, arrives as the front-runner with promises to reverse austerity measures and deliver $ 1,000 to a million families as soon as he takes office. Stay informed on our Google News channel He faces two-time presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso, a conservative banker who has promised to create thousands of jobs and stimulate the economy through foreign investment, lower taxes, and increased production of oil, his main export product. . « The Ecuadorian is seeing which of the two candidates is going to get me out of the economic problem I’m in, » said Francis Romero, director of the Click Report pollster....
    Ray may be the most sullen of the main trio running The Promised Neverland, but that hasn’t stopped cosplayers from hugging him with open arms. Each of Grace’s Country House characters is given a uniform, which prevents their character designs from deviating too much from the white-on-white standard. Still, Ray manages to stand out from Emma, ​​Norman and Conny thanks to his dark hair and sassy personality. Always down to earth, Ray has drawn fans with his insight and position as the resident godfather of the promised Neverland. He can be unsociable at times, but that hasn’t stopped fans and cosplayers from welcoming him with open arms. Here are some of the best cosplay of the beloved anime character. 10 The Lord of the Promised Land of Neverland Ray’s character design is not unique to the anime genre. In fact, the dark hair from Ray’s anime has been seen...
    COLUMBUS, New Mexico — A fourth-generation rancher who once viewed the border wall project as a blessing now faces a nightmare after construction was stopped 1 mile before being finished, leaving a hole right in his backyard through which he fears immigrants will be funneled. A wall project originating near El Paso, Texas, came to an abrupt end last week near Hermanas, New Mexico, less than a mile short of where it was slated to connect to another wall. Landowner Russell Johnson said President Biden has set his family up as the first spot in the 90 miles to El Paso where people will try to sneak into the country, and Johnson is scared for his wife and kids. Cattle ranch owner Russell Johnson stands where one of the El Paso border wall projects abruptly ends, leaving a gap in the wall that is the only opening for...
    PARIS (AP) — After rivers across France broke their banks this week amid heavy rains, the prime minister promised support Friday for farmers and residents whose land was devastated. In Paris, several embankments were submerged Friday under the Seine River for a fourth straight day, and the national weather service forecast that waters would stay high through the weekend. In southern France, waters are starting to recede after the worst flooding in 40 years swelled the Garonne River between Bordeaux and Toulouse. Vineyards and orchards turned into lakes, and rescue boats floated along small-town streets. Prime Minister Jean Castex visited the flood-battered town of Marmande in the region Friday and promised “the solidarity of the state for all those who suffered.” He told reporters that he met with local leaders to discuss reinforcing levees and other broader structural investments “linked to these climate phenomena that keep repeating themselves.” Copyright © 2021...
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            by Mary Margaret Olohan  The default settings to sponsor inauguration flags sends money to the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s partners — including the Planned Parenthood of America, the nation’s largest abortion provider. The Presidential Inaugural Committee installed an “extensive public art display” that includes 191,500 flags on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Americans may symbolically sponsor flags by donating through ActBlue Charities. These donations will be split evenly among the 96 progressive political groups, including Planned Parenthood, unless donors actively choose to change the amounts directed to each of the various organizations, the National Review reported. Donating will automatically subscribe Americans to receive emails from Planned Parenthood organizations, Act Blue noted. “This Field of Flags, which will cover the National Mall from 3rd Street to 13th Street, will represent the American people who are unable to travel to Washington, DC, and reflect our commitment to an inclusive...
    It is in the nature of presidential candidates and new presidents: to promise great things. Just a few months before his inauguration in 1961, President John F. Kennedy promised that he would send a man to the moon before the decade was out. That promise was kept, but many others were not, such as Bill Clinton’s to achieve universal health care or George HW Bush’s not to generate new taxes. Now, during a once-in-a-century pandemic, Joe Biden has promised to provide 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in his first 100 days in office. “This team will help get 100 million doses into the arms of Americans in the first 100 days,” Biden said at the Dec. 8 press conference in which he introduced his health team. AMBITIOUS CHALLENGE After that statement, the Biden campaign clarified that it had meant that 50 million people would receive their two doses. They...
    For almost two years, Joe Biden has been telling Americans what he plans to do on his first day in office — and the next 99 — if elected to be the nation's 46th president. In speeches, interviews, and in at least 49 published plans throughout his presidential campaign, Mr. Biden talked about the actions he'd take in the earliest days of his administration — what he would do if he triumphed in what he saw as a "battle for the soul of the nation" against President Trump. Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain distributed a memo Saturday that reiterated Mr. Biden's intention to fulfill several of his promises — some geared toward immediate action to arrest the surging coronavirus pandemic, some to roll back the actions taken by President Trump in the last four years, and others to address problems that have persisted over several administrations.  The initiatives...
    A developer asked the businessman for permission to create a video game about SpaceX and finally received a response from Elon Musk. January 18, 2021 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process. There is no doubt that perseverance does pay off. TO video game creator set out to get Elon musk’s attention and he succeeded! After 154 attempts to reach the CEO of SpaceX via Twitter , the enthusiastic programmer got a response. The independent developer Lyubomir Vladimirov , promised to publish the same message for the daily businessman for a year. His intention was to ask Musk for permission to develop a game inspired by Spacex , his space exploration company. Dear Elon. I am a game developer and I am making a game about the colonization of...
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    President-elect Joe Biden has promised to get straight to work after he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, which could include swift action on federal guidance President Trump revoked that was designed to protect transgender students. The Trump administration, early in its tenure, revoked an Obama-era federal rule that extended Title IX protections to transgender students, allowing them to use bathrooms and locker rooms according to their gender identities and not just their biological sex. Biden has already begun to lay out his two-step plan to tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and has promised to immediately undo several moves made by President Trump, including his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Biden is prepared to sign nearly a dozen executive orders on his first day in the Oval Office, on issues ranging from the pandemic to a travel ban on predominantly Muslim...
    West Virginia may not be receiving the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses the state had anticipated, and Gov. Jim Justice has received conflicting information from the federal government, he said. Justice said Friday he was informed initially by the federal government that the state would receive a 25,000-dose boost in its vaccine allocation next week in addition to another 25,000 doses to be allocated for people’s second doses. The governor said he’s now being told by some that the state may only receive a total of 25,000 doses, rather than the anticipated 50,000 doses. Justice said he simply does not know how many doses the state will receive. “In 10 minutes, it’ll change again,” Justice said. Although federal officials had said the government would provide the additional doses with vaccines held in a reserve, the Washington Post reported Friday the reserve does not exist and the...
    A migrant caravan moving from Honduras toward the U.S. border called on the incoming Biden administration to honor their  "commitments" to the migrants moving north, citing the incoming administration's vow to ease Trump's restrictions on asylum. But on Sunday, an unnamed Biden transition official said that migrants hoping to claim asylum in the U.S. during the first few weeks of the new administration "need to understand they're not going to be able to come into the United States immediately," NBC News reports.  MIGRANT CARAVAN DEMANDS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION 'HONOR ITS COMMITMENTS' More than 1,000 Honduran migrants moved into Guatemala on Friday without registering as part of a larger caravan that left a Honduran city earlier in the day. The Associated Press reported that they are hoping for a warmer reception when they reach the U.S. border, and a statement issued by migrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, on behalf of the caravan, said it expects the Biden administration to...
    President-elect Biden is planning to sign several executive orders on day one of his presidency, his incoming chief of staff announced in a statement.  The president-elect will sign roughly a dozen executive orders that day, including reversing President Trump’s travel ban on 13 majority-Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and extending the pause on student loan payments, according to Ron Klain. Biden also will initiate his "100-Day Masking Challenge" with a mask mandate  on federal property and during interstate travel. Klain promised the president-elect would sign additional executive orders on climate change and health care access in the first week of the new administration.  "Much more will need to be done to fight COVID-19, build our economy back better, combat systemic racism and inequality, and address the existential threat of the climate crisis," Klain said in the statement. "But by February 1st, America will be moving in the right direction...
    A Texas realtor who documented her trip to Washington D.C., amid a violent insurrection, promised to "storm the Capitol" before posing next to smashed windows outside the building, according to a criminal complaint.  Jennifer "Jenna" Leigh Ryan, 50, a Frisco, Texas, real estate broker and life coach, now faces charges of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Phone calls and messages to her were not returned. Ryan arrived in Washington on a private plane, authorities said, to attend a Jan. 6 pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally in which the president repeated unfounded claims of election fraud. Jennifer "Jenna" Leigh Ryan promised to storm the Capitol via social media, authorities said. (Justice Department) Her documenting of the trip by private jet and the mob attack spread through the internet. On the day of the insurrection, Ryan posted a video to Facebook showing her mirror reflection...
    The additional stockpile of coronavirus vaccine doses promised to be released by the Trump administration this week does not actually exist, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Friday.  Azar said Tuesday that a reserve supply of doses that were previously being held back would be released in full to states to speed up inoculations. States are learning the reserve doses they planned to receive aren’t coming, according to the Washington Post.  Both Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines require two doses, taken weeks apart, for full efficacy. Trump administration officials initially said they would hold back roughly half of the nation’s vaccine supply to ensure they had enough doses to give everyone who received their first dose a second shot without a delay in case of lagging production. With the country’s vaccine rollout progressing slower than expected, Azar announced the shift in distribution policy along with several other changes...
    Paul Kane/Getty Images President Donald Trump reportedly promised doses of the coronavirus vaccine to health officials across the United States from a reserve that had already been depleted, according to the Washington Post. The news comes after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced this week that the federal government would start to release doses in the reserve for those in need of their second shot — but no reserve existed. “States were shocked and surprised that they did not see an increase in their allocations, and when they asked for explanations, some of them were told there was not a large stockpile of second doses to draw from,” an official working on vaccination planning told the Post. “They thought they were getting more doses and they planned for more doses and opened up to 65 and up, thinking they were getting more.” Officials were informed that Operation Warp Speed had stopped storing second...
    The federal stockpile of coronavirus vaccines was already gone before the Trump administration pledged last week to release it rather than hold on to second doses, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Friday. “States will not be receiving increased shipments of vaccines from the national stockpile next week, because there is no federal reserve of doses,” Brown said Friday, after receiving confirmation from Gen. Gus Perna, chief operating officer of the federal vaccine initiative Operation Warp Speed. State public health officials were expecting to receive additional coronavirus vaccine does doses next week following this week’s announcement from the Trump administration that it would no longer hold on to reserves to be used for second doses. The administration also said that states should extend eligibility for the shots beyond front-line healthcare workers and nursing home residents. Some state and city leaders have been kept in the dark about the...
    Protestant evangelist and missionary Franklin Graham expressed outrage Thursday with the 10 House Republicans who joined Democrats this week in voting to impeach President Trump for a second time – and claimed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have swayed them. "Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday," Graham wrote. "After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation. In a separate post on Facebook, Graham developed the "betrayal" theme, likening the 10 Republicans to Judas Iscariot, the fallen disciple of Jesus Christ, whom the Bible says betrayed Christ in exchange for 30 pieces of silver. DANIEL HENNINGER: PELOSI'S SECOND TRUMP IMPEACHMENT -- IS IT MADNESS OR POLITICAL GENIUS? "It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were...
    Rev. Franklin Graham on Thursday blasted the ten GOP lawmakers who sided with Democrats in impeaching President Trump for the second time, noting that it “makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal.” “Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday. After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back and betray him so quickly?” Graham asked in a Thursday Facebook post, listing some of President Trump’s key accomplishments, including lowering taxes, strengthening the economy, and engaging in Middle East peace initiatives: We have never had a president like him in my lifetime. He gave us lower taxes, a strong economy, and low unemployment. He made NATO take notice and pay their own way. He had the guts to take on North Korea and...
    The Trump cards were as real as his hurricane map. Remember way back before the insurrection, before the election which Donald Trump lost in a landslide, when he pulled a plan out of his ass to try to bribe senior citizens to vote for him? You probably won't be shocked to find out that that’s not going to happen. Trump and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows cooked up this plan during drug pricing negotiations with the pharmaceutical industry. They wanted the industry to pay for and send out these $200 "Trump cards" to seniors on Medicare before the election. That demand alone ended those negotiations, but Trump and Meadows insisted on pushing through with it—or saying so anyway—despite the fact that they were going to rob Medicare of somewhere between $6.6 and $7.9 billion to pay for it. Trump announced the "incredible" cards at an appearance touting his nonexistent "health care...
    'We ran out of time,' an official with the Trump administration said. Donald Trump will not keep his promise to provide older Americans $200 prescription drug gift cards. He announced the multibillion-dollar program last year, as polls showed him shedding voters over 65. Politico reported on Thursday that the administration has abandoned efforts to send out the cards before Trump leaves office next Tuesday. "It would take days to get all the sign-offs we still need, plus the time to print the letters and make the cards," an unnamed official told the outlet. "We ran out of time."
    Photo via NSFTeachers in 23 Florida school districts have not seen pay increases promised by the Legislature when it approved spending $500 million last year to raise educator salaries. The state has approved salary-distribution plans for 44 districts, clearing the way for teachers to get pay increases. But that leaves about a third of the state’s 67 districts unable to distribute their shares of the money. Jacob Oliva, chancellor of the Division of Public Schools at the Florida Department of Education, told the State Board of Education on Wednesday about 50 percent of teachers in the state have received pay increases. “This investment is the single largest compensation increase ever in Florida and a statement to the nation that Florida is elevating the teaching profession,” Oliva said during a board meeting in Daytona Beach. The Department of Education is still reviewing 12 districts’ plans, while funding for pay increases in...
    Before she died in Wednesday's siege at the U.S. Capitol, Rosanne Boyland was a recovering drug addict who wanted to become a sobriety counselor. But the Georgia woman also believed, wrongly, that President Donald Trump won the November election and had begun following a dark conspiracy theory that has circulated online, her family said. This photo provided by Justin Cave shows Rosanne Boyland.  / AP "It just spiraled," her sister, Lonna Cave, said Friday outside her home in suburban Atlanta. Boyland, 34, was one of three people who died of medical emergencies when a pro-Trump mob, egged on by the president, stormed the Capitol as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory. A fourth person was fatally shot by police and an officer was also killed. Capitol police have not released details about how Boyland, a Kennesaw resident, died. Cave said the family has heard conflicting accounts. A friend...
    President Donald Trump released a new video Thursday morning, his first since Twitter had suspended his account after a mob of his supporters sieged the Capitol building on Wednesday. The president struck a very different tone than in the one published Wednesday afternoon, which continued his lies about a stolen election and led to his Twitter suspension. Trump condemned the insurrection on the Capitol Building that followed the “Save America Rally” he spoke at, and promised that those who invaded the building would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He also promised a peaceful transition of power to the Biden Administration and called for “healing and reconciliation.” pic.twitter.com/csX07ZVWGe — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021   … Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    WASHINGTON -- President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to lead the Commerce Department, helping set trade policy and looking to promote U.S. opportunities for growth domestically and overseas.Raimondo, a former venture capitalist, is in her second term as governor and previously served as state treasurer. Her name had been floated for Biden's health secretary, though she said last month she would be staying in Rhode Island and continuing to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.Her nomination, which was confirmed by a person familiar with the decision, will need to be approved by the Senate. The person was not authorized to preempt Biden's announcement and spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity.The Biden administration's stance on international trade will likely be a significant shift away from President Donald Trump's tariff-heavy approach. The Trump administration imposed tariffs on Chinese goods including steel to punish Beijing for what it said were...