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    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Pennsylvania representative from Philadelphia is preparing for his keynote address during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention. CBS3 spoke with representative Malcolm Kenyatta about a range of issues facing Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. Kenyatta says it will be an uplifting message but given the times he says it will be markedly serious. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says he got the call from the Biden Campaign to give the speech because they consider him a rising star in the Democratic party and that the campaign wanted to show the party’s diversity. Kenyatta, who represents North Philadelphia was first elected to the Pennsylvania House back in 2018. He says his speech us uplifting, but it comes amidst the pandemic and racial uprisings. He says while he’s speaking to a national audience, the issues Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians are facing will be front and center. “While we certainly need national...
    Empty Classroom In Elementary School. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Schools across the US are announcing revised plans for the beginning of this school year, including delayed starts and extended remote learning. Though public health authorities have released guidelines for when and how schools can safely reopen, teachers have balked at the recommendations they consider unrealistic in classrooms with small children and limited resources.  Several teachers in hard-hit states told Insider that despite ongoing discussions over modified classes to begin the fall semester, they're still concerned about going back altogether while there are still surges in new coronavirus cases. "I hate saying that but I totally am preparing to get sick," Kristin Carpenter, a music teacher in Texas, said about getting the virus. "A part of me feels like let's just get it over with. I totally don't want it but that is where I am...
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel is preparing for direct flights, over Saudi Arabia, to the United Arab Emirates as part of its normalisation deal with the UAE. Israel and the UAE announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic relations under a U.S.-sponsored deal whose implementation could reshape Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran. The UAE would only be third Arab state in more than 70 years to establish relations with Israel. Netanyahu, briefed at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport on plans for expanding flight activity curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic, gave no time frame for the opening of an air link with the Gulf Arab country. "We are currently working on enabling direct flights, over Saudi Arabia, between Tel Aviv and Dubai and Abu Dhabi," Netanyahu told reporters, estimating flight time at "about three hours, just like...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With, in some cases, only days remaining before the start of classes families are gearing up for an unprecedented school year. For many it will be the first year started completely online. It is a world of unknowns in the COVID environment and for some parents, it can be down right intimidating. “From a parents perspective, yes I can see that,” says Heather Perman who has two children enrolled in PA Cyber School. “I was a little bit fearful at first but as my son Sean would say, ‘It’s pretty easy after you get through it.’ Getting them online is easy actually. They know how to get online better than I do and they can navigate the systems. And since my son was online a year before my daughter, he was helping his older sister navigate.” Perman’s daughter Emma is 13 years-old and going into her second...
    Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are rumored to be preparing to take on their biggest project yet — a baby. A report from the August 24 issue of Us Weekly claims that the celebrity couple have been happy living together as a mixed family but are yearning for a child of their own. Citing a source close to the couple, the story claimed that they have been in preparation for another child, including setting aside a room in their home that would serve as a nursery. “They’re trying,” an unnamed source claimed. “They’d love to have a child together.” There was still some uncertainty over exactly how they would be welcoming a little one. The Us Weekly story noted that the couple would not be opposed to adopting or using a surrogate. “They have faith they’ll be welcoming a child of their own,” said a source close to Shelton. “It’s...
    Shawnee State University’s Medical Laboratory Technology program is helping place graduates in southern Ohio’s regional medical facilities with laboratory testing under great pressure from COVID-19. “Medical laboratory technicians are in a hidden profession that saves lives,” Program Director Jean McGlone explained. “The pandemic has shed some light on this, but it’s still largely misunderstood.” Medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) work “behind the scenes” testing and analyzing samples to determine critical information about patients’ conditions. For anyone who enjoys science and could be passionate about medicine but not necessarily hands-on patient care, the field is an excellent choice. Shawnee’s program awards students an associate degree in two years, or five semesters, with the final semester a clinical field experience in one of more than half a dozen regional medical facilities who partner with SSU. The program reports 100 percent placement among graduates seeking employment. “Not only are MLTs in need now, but...
    Today, Facebook launched its long-promised voter information center, meant as an authoritative guide to help Americans cast their votes in the upcoming election. With the election more than two months away, the information in the center is currently focused on voter registration, but Facebook officials said that the focus would change as election day approaches, moving to the specifics of the voting process and, after election day itself, the accurate reporting of results. “As we get closer to Election Day, voting by mail will be even more important to people who prefer to stay away from crowded polling places,” said Naomi Gleit, VP of product management and social impact at Facebook. “Early voting will also be an important option for many people, depending on the rules in their state.” Most ominously, Facebook is planning for the voting information center to become a canonical source for election results after polls...
    American Airlines is preparing to cut service to some 30 small and mid-sized cities after minimum-service mandates imposed by Congress expire on September 30, in the latest sign that the airline industry could be headed off a cliff in the fall without further federal aid. A source familiar with the airline's plans confirmed them to DailyMail.com on Thursday. The reduced service could be reflected in American's fall schedule as soon as next week. Since March, airlines have pledged to avoid layoffs and maintain minimum levels of service in exchange for a $25 billion federal aid package -- but the deal is set to expire at the end of September, and Congress remains deadlocked on passing new assistance. American Airlines was granted $5.8 billion in support under the original program, which was part of the CARES Act.  American Airlines is preparing to cut service to some 30 small and mid-sized...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Across Texas, teachers and staff are readying the classrooms, hallways and cafeterias that will become the next front lines in the battle with the coronavirus pandemic. While much teaching will continue online, most of the state's more than 1,000 school districts want to bring at least some students back to campuses. It’s a tense moment, a fraught experiment to see whether students and educators can return to campus — and a semblance of a normal school year — without triggering further spread of the coronavirus and debilitating weakened communities. Educators are aware of the risks, knowing it is possible colleagues and students could become infected, even die. But they also believe there is value in getting kids back into schools. With enough masks, plexiglass...
    SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Carroll ISD is preparing for both in-person, and virtual classes, with the district working overtime to install over 600 cameras in their classrooms. “We really have to be prepared for whatever curveballs thrown at us at any time,” said Randy Stuart, the executive director of technology for Carroll ISD. “It can be nerve racking for sure. I mean you saw a couple teachers just come up to us and say ‘Hey I need help’ and bottom line is, we have thousands…of pieces that could break at any given time.” Stuart and his staff have spent the whole summer working so teachers can lead classes in person and online simultaneously. Teachers have a Zoom camera, a document cam and a ceiling installation camera to keep teaching as seamless as possible. They expect about 60% of students to return in person. Online students will be able to ask...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Marty Walsh said he expects to release a fall plan for Boston Public Schools within one or two weeks. Walsh said the city is preparing right now for both hybrid and remote options and are putting coronavirus precautions in place. “I know that many people are anxious about the decision,” Walsh said. “Parents are concerned and also need time to make plans. Teachers have concerns and they’re also worried, and they need time to make plans. And everyone is rightly concerned about their safety and the safety of our young people.” Walsh said schools are working to install protective separators, with nearly 5,000 pieces ordered already. Nurses will be provided with ventilated isolation spaces, and HVAC systems are also being inspected with new filters installed. The city will also make sure at least one window in every classroom opens, and each school will be provided with...
    The South Carolina Gamecocks think they’ll have fans at football games during the 2020 season. The SEC is hellbent on playing football in the fall during the coronavirus pandemic, and South Carolina is planning to have fans in the stands at Williams-Brice Stadium to watch the Gamecocks. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Gamecock Football (@gamecockfb) on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:22am PDT According to Josh Kendall, AD Ray Tanner said during an interview on 107.5 The Game that the Gamecocks are preparing for 24.6% capacity, which is just under 20,000 people. “It would be easy to pivot and go back to no fans, but our fans want to come,” Tanner explained. Tanner tells @1075thegame that current plan for W-B capacity is 24.6 percent, which would be 19,741.5 fans, that includes “full band,”...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As the coming school year is taking shape, the importance of technology can not be overstated. At a kitchen table, the family room couch, on a bed, or at a desk, students will be going to school in a couple of weeks from home. In front of them; some form of a computer. “You know the technology of education is very different when you are at home as opposed to when you are in a classroom,” says PA Cyber Charter School CEO Brian Hayden. “There is a challenge there that parents and kids need to overcome.” PA Cyber is entering its 20th year of educating online so to Hayden, this is all second nature. He also understands to a non-tech-savvy parent, it can be intimidating. “That’s why we do an orientation with every family that enrolls. We walk them through how to...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With a week to go before the start of the school year, the Los Angeles Unified School District board is voting on a deal with the teachers union on distance learning.The agreement with United Teachers Los Angeles aims to meet requirements to keep students, teachers and staff safe and healthy as learning resumes during the coronavirus pandemic.The agreement remains in effect until Dec. 31 or whenever students are allowed to return to the classroom. The district has not set an exact date for a classroom return.Parents and educators shared their concerns to the board Tuesday about keeping safe."Parents deserve an equal voice in our kids' education and in the process for setting grading policies, discussing assessment, making sure distance learning actually works for the kids," one parent said.There are exceptions allowing for one-on-one help for students who need it. The help can be provided on campus...
    Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal says left-wing voters need to support Joe Biden because he “is movable” on issues. Jayapal (D-Wash.) told Comedy Central host Trevor Noah on Monday night that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is willing to change his positions in response to pressure. “As soon as we get him in the White House, and even before with these task forces that we had, we were able to significantly push Joe Biden to do things that he hadn’t signed on to before. So he is movable, he is listening and he does understand that we need turnout from young people, from folks of color,” Jayapal said. Jayapal’s remark is likely to play into President Trump’s frequent contention that Biden has become a “puppet of the Left.” The Seattle congresswoman was answering a suggestion from Noah, who is South African, that Biden is someone who “people aren’t enthusiastically...
    Workers linked to Joe Biden’s campaign are quietly preparing a ballroom in downtown Wilmington, Del., for an event as the former vice president is poised to announce his running mate and accept the Democratic nomination, according to a report on Tuesday. The workers were spotted entering the side door of the Hotel du Pont, where Biden announced his 1972 Senate bid, but remained tight-lipped about what they were doing. “Can’t tell you,” one of them told the New York Times when asked near midnight Tuesday why they were working late. The workers appeared to be from BNY Production, a frequent vendor for the Biden campaign, the newspaper reported, citing Federal Election Commission records. A truck from Wizard Studios, an event-production company that has also worked for the campaign was parked outside the hotel on Monday. see also Over half of likely voters dont believe Biden will finish first...
    LSU football coach Ed Orgeron is pushing ahead with the 2020 season. The fate of college football hangs in the balance because of coronavirus, and people are worried that it might be canceled. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) However, Coach O isn’t slowing down. During a Tuesday appearance on Fox News, the national champion coach said, “The majority of our football players want to play…We’re preparing to play. We’re preparing to win.” He also added that there’s “No Plan B” for LSU. “The majority of our football players want to play…We’re preparing to play. We’re preparing to win.” – LSU Coach Ed Orgeron on Fox News when asked if the players on the Tigers want to play. Coach O, his players and the great people of Louisiana want football! #WeWantToPlay — David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 11, 2020 “There is no Plan B here...
    The Big 12 hasn’t been told to stop preparing for the football season. According to Chuck Carlton, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said that the conference’s medical advisors haven’t told teams to stop preparing for the upcoming season during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Worth noting: Big 12’s Bob Bowlsby said so far that medical advisors have not told the conference to stop preparing for the season. — Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) August 11, 2020 It’s truly incredible how different conferences are all in very different places right now. The Big 10 is at the brink and the future looks dark. The Big 12, which has teams in the same general area of some B1G squads, is out here without much concern. How is it safe for Iowa State to prepare for the season, but not Iowa? Does anyone want to...
    Officials in the island nation of Mauritius are working to stop a cargo ship from leaking thousands of tons of oil into the Indian Ocean as fears grow about the vessel breaking in half. The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef late last month off the coast of Africa and has so far leached an estimated 1,000 tons of fuel into the crystal-clear waters near Mauritius, a country of about 1.2 million people. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said Monday that while efforts are underway to pump fuel out of the doomed vessel, officials are still preparing for a “worst-case scenario” given the fears that the ocean will pull the ship apart and further pollute the area, which is home to delicate marine life. Mauritian Wildlife Foundation manager Jean Hugues Gardenne cautioned that the Japanese ship could break in half in the coming days, according to...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art is preparing to open for visitors again six months after it closed its doors due to the pandemic. Starting Sept. 6, the public can once again visit the museum with tickets reserved in advance. Were so excited to announce that on September 6, we’ll be open to visitors again, and we can’t wait to see you. We’ve taken every precaution to ensure that the museum is a safe space for all of us, so be sure to check our website for more information. https://t.co/rYbxzbzjwW pic.twitter.com/5WvTi1QTTx — Philadelphia Museum of Art (@philamuseum) August 10, 2020 The museum will operate with reduced hours, require masks and temperature checks and include enhanced cleaning. Members get a head start, they can visit the museums starting Sept. 3.
    The Big 10 is reportedly preparing to officially cancel the football season. According to ESPN, the commissioners of the Power Five conferences held an emergency meeting Sunday, and the belief is that the B1G is ready to shut the whole thing down during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Justin Fields (@justnfields) on Feb 24, 2020 at 4:14pm PST ESPN reported that the Big 10 “wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences — the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC — will fall in line with them.” Ross Dellenger also reported the same. College football sources tell @SInow that the Big Ten is moving toward a decision to cancel the 2020 fall season, while engaging other Power 5 conferences on a...
    German security authorities have claimed that members of the far-left Antifa movement are preparing attacks on police officers and political opponents, including potential assassinations. The Antifa movement in Germany and its 50 supporting groups across the country are becoming increasingly more violent, according to a report from the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution seen by Focus magazine. They are also believed to be plotting targetted attacks. Authorities are also concerned over allegations that some German Antifa members have travelled to northern Syria to undertake combat training with the left-wing Kurdish militia, the YPG, Focus reports. Assassination Guide Directed at German Populists Posted on Antifa-Linked Site https://t.co/m6SzWmqqCw — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 2, 2019 Breitbart London has reported on Antifa links to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the past in Germany.  In 2018, Antifa extremists admitted to firebombing a Turkish mosque in...
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - AUGUST 09: Cameron Smith #59 of the Minnesota Vikings during a preseason game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on August 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith will not play in 2020. While much of the hype surrounding the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 relates to the new faces on offense, most notably wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Eric Kendricks and Minnesota’s linebacking corps are as solid a collective as there is in the league. That group suffered a major loss when one of their best backups in Cameron Smith was lost for the 2020 season due to a serious medical issue. When Smith was being tested for COVID-19, his test revealed a congenital heart condition that requires open-heart surgery. Smith will sit the 2020 season out as he gets surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve. Vikings Cameron...
    5 states account for more than 40% virus cases From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home Briton Rose preparing for tight finish to PGA Championship SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Justin Rose expects a nervy final round at the PGA Championship on Sunday with a number of young players gunning for their first major, but the Briton did not rule out a surprise victor. © Reuters/Kelvin Kuo PGA: PGA Championship - Third Round Olympic champion Rose, who won the U.S. Open in 2013, is one of four major winners in the top 10 after Saturday's third round at TPC Harding Park along with leader Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and two-times defending champion Brooks Koepka. "I haven't really assessed the leaderboard, but there's some guys there that haven't won a major before, so there's going to be a lot of nerves...
    SACRAMENTO —  Even as California elections officials prepare to mail ballots to all of the state’s 21 million voters this fall, they do so with the expectation that some portion of the electorate will still choose to participate in person during the pandemic, requiring a delicate balance between voting rights and public health. “We are preparing for, I think, the most unprecedented election in modern history,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “This is an all hands on deck moment.” After Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order in June outlining new voting location rules — a plan ratified on Thursday by the Legislature — county officials have scrambled to determine how many in-person locations they can muster and how many days they can keep them open. Added to that is uncertainty over whether there will be enough short-term workers who are willing to work more than a single day...
    It was just yesterday that Rafael Nadal announced he will not be defending his US Open title. It had been long predicted that the Spaniard would skip the hard court tournaments in the US to play on clay in Europe. There was a glimmer of hope that Nadal would play the US Open after the Madrid Open was canceled. But Nadal cited that he didn’t want to risk the long travel and with the virus, anything could happen. Read More: “The Situation is Very Complicated Worldwide” – Rafael Nadal Announces US Open 2020 Decision “My hope and my intention would be to be there at the French Open” – Rafael Nadal In a briefing to the media, Nadal spoke about his intentions of playing in the French Open. Already a winner of record 12 French Opens, Nadal will be looking for a 13th. The Spaniard has total faith that the...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the coronavirus pandemic spreads from big cities to rural areas, will hospitals in these communities be ready for a surge? “We’re the only game in town, really,” says Dr. Surabhi Gaur, the chief medical officer at Uniontown Hospital. “So if we didn’t step up and do this, nobody was going to do it. We might not live on top of each other as they do in New York City or central Philly or even downtown Pittsburgh. But there is still a risk.” Clarion Hospital hospitalist Dr. Catherine Cunningham says the pandemic is palpable even in her remote county. The 145-bed Uniontown Hospital has an intensive care capacity for 15. In March, hospital leaders prepared for a rush. “We took PPE very seriously. We made sure we had equipment, how to roll that out to our employees,” says Dr. Gaur. “We converted part of our perioperative unit....
    By SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department doesn't know how many people will show up for the scaled-back Democratic National Convention that begins in less than two weeks, but it's prepared to handle protests without using tear gas, the city’s embattled police chief said Tuesday. “We’re still under the national spotlight and we have to prepare the security for that," Chief Alfonso Morales said at a virtual news conference organized by the Milwaukee Press Club. “That changes on a regular basis depending on who's coming and who doesn't come. We still have to prepare.” Morales said he didn’t know how many people would attend the convention, either as participants or protesters. Original estimates were for around 50,000 delegates and other attendees. But with the event dramatically reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic, only a few hundred are expected to be at the Milwaukee convention...
    The debauchery of finding a new coronavirus vaccine is perhaps “the space race” of the 21st century. If in the middle of the last century space and conquering it was the challenge of the great powers, now it is to find a solution that ends the pandemic. And again, like half a century ago, Russia wants to leave its contenders behind: last week, the Kremlin announced that it would start a massive vaccination project against the coronavirus in October with an injection of which little is known and whose efficacy has already been confirmed. has been questioned by international experts. “The first coronavirus vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Institute, has completed its clinical trials and documentation is now being prepared for the registration procedure,” said Murashko. According to the minister, the country is also testing other vaccines that they also hope to submit to other clinical trials in the coming...
    HONOLULU (AP) — As school administrators across the country grapple with ways to restart classes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many private schools in Hawaii expect to begin the new year with in-person instruction. The private schools are typically smaller than their public counterparts and can more easily make adjustments, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday. Philip Bossert, executive director of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, said flexibility is a hallmark of its 120 member schools. “They can move pretty fast and do things responsibly without asking 10,000 people,” Bossert said. “To my knowledge all of them have a plan to open face-to-face, but when will be entirely up to each of them. And they have a plan also to switch back to remote learning if necessary.” The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools has sent daily updates and hosted numerous virtual discussions for school leaders, Bossert said. “Each school is...
    Campaigns of four initiatives on November’s ballot have sued state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, claiming his office was biased when it prepared the titles and summaries that will appear on the referendum, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday. Opponents of Proposition 16, for example, said Becerra has written “an argument in favor” of the measure rather than the “true and impartial statement” required by law. Proposition 16 would repeal Proposition 209, a 1996 initiative banning affirmative action in public university admissions and in government contracting and hiring. Suits involving other measures on the ballot similarly argue that Becerra slanted the language in those titles in favor of positions he backs. Becerra’s office responded in an email that the AG takes the responsibility seriously, as required by law, to issue the official titles and summaries. Consumer Watchdog president Jamie Court explained that titles appearing on the ballot “can make or break” an initiative...
    This article came from mibluesperspectives.com (Just some help as you prepare your children for the upcoming school year) It contains some tips that can be for any parent sending their child to any school. Preparing Children for a New School Year in a Pandemic Children returning to school is always a special time of year. But due to COVID-19, this fall may be particularly challenging. The transition from in-school classes to online learning has been abrupt. It’s been a major adjustment for parents, children and their teachers alike. Here are some tips on how everyone can better prepare themselves for what’s ahead. ESTABLISH A ROUTINE After months away, the expectation of a traditional school schedule may seem overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to start practicing time management now, specifically in the mornings and at night. Begin by implementing the following behaviors: Gradually adjust bedtime to be 15 minutes earlier each...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City area residents should be prepared for heavy winds and rain from Isaias on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The storm was off the Florida coast Sunday and its maximum sustained winds had declined to 65 mph (100 kph). But it could batter much of the East Coast this week as the system is forecast to track up or just off the Atlantic seaboard. Cuomo said models project it will move over the New York City area, including Long Island and parts of the Hudson Valley, as early as Monday night but primarily on Tuesday. Some areas could see up to 3 inches of rain and 50 mph (80 kph) gusts, he told reporters during a phone briefing Sunday. The governor said people living in flood-prone areas should be getting ready for the storm. The state was making sure generators, pumps and high-water vehicles...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Coast Guard is urging the commercial and recreational maritime community in the Tri-State area to practice hurricane preparedness as Isaias has the potential to affect the region.AccuWeather is forecasting Isaias to potentially impact the Tri-State area as a tropical storm on Tuesday. Potential hazards include high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding.RELATED: Where is Isaias now and what can we expectCaptains of the Port for New York and Long Island Sound are encouraging boaters to be proactive and prepared ahead of impending heavy weather."We are closely monitoring Hurricane Isaias and preparing for potential impacts to the region's Marine Transportation System," said Capt. Jason Tama, Sector Commander for Sector New York. "Storms such as this can be unpredictable, and it is important that both commercial mariners and recreational boaters prepare accordingly."Governor Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to ensure they are prepared...
    (CNN)Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was watching late-night television when he saw a hospital boss criticizing him and Ethiopia's Health Ministry, which he was leading at the time, for doing a terrible job. Instead of responding with a furious diatribe, as some political leaders might when watching their detractors on TV, he contacted the man, Dr. Kesete Admasu."Tedros called him in and said, well, if you have ideas and you're critical get in here and help us fix it, and made him Deputy Minister, which gives you a sense of his leadership style in bringing in the smartest and the best and empowering them," United States diplomat Mark Dybul, a professor at the Georgetown University Medical Center and co-director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, told CNN."He took one of the worst ministries of health in the world, transformed it into one of the best, had to make very...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Tri-State Area is preparing for possible impact from Hurricane Isaias. The Category 1 hurricane is expected to hit Florida's east coast as early as Saturday night. Heavy rains associated with Isaias may begin to affect the Carolinas and possibly our weather by early next week.Meteorologist Jeff Smith says Isaias could bring the New York City and Tri-State area a good soaking as early as Monday night into Tuesday.Governor Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to ensure they are prepared for the storm.On Friday, Cuomo directed state agencies to prepare and pre-deploy emergency response assets as Isaias continued to gain strength and move closer to the Florida coastline.RELATED: For weather updates wherever you go, please download the AccuWeather app"I have directed our emergency response agencies to pre-deploy assets as we closely monitor this Category 1 hurricane that is currently expected to sweep up the East Coast," Governor...
    As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open -- usually the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, but the second of 2020 because of the pandemic -- is scheduled to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also will host the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 20-28; that tuneup was moved from Cincinnati as part of a doubleheader organized by the USTA. Players will be allowed on-site on Aug. 16. A statement released Friday by the USTA said: “We remain confident that our top priority, the health and safety of all involved in both tournaments, remains on track.” What...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As we navigate and change our lives because of the coronavirus, universities like Pitt are having to update and adjust campus life and activities. In a matter of weeks, thousands of students will make their way on campus, so what is the school doing to keep them safe? The changes keep on coming for the University of Pittsburgh students. From a mandatory shelter in place period, to the mask wearing, and now with this latest announcement for students if they test positive. They’ve definitely been sending us a lot of updates like pretty frequently,” said Serena Lanfranco, a University of Pittsburgh student. The most recent update for students included the steps the university is taking if they start seeing positive coronavirus cases. The university tells KDKA that they’ve set aside dozens of beds to isolate students. “I would rather just go and isolate myself in my room...
    By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open -- usually the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, but the second of 2020 because of the pandemic -- is scheduled to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also will host the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 20-28; that tuneup was moved from Cincinnati as part of a doubleheader organized by the USTA. Players will be allowed on-site on Aug. 16. A statement released Friday by the USTA said: “We remain confident that our top priority, the health and safety of all involved in both tournaments, remains on track.” What is unclear...
    As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand. The U.S. Open — usually the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, but the second of 2020 because of the pandemic — is scheduled to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center also will host the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 20-28; that tuneup was moved from Cincinnati as part of a doubleheader organized by the USTA. Players will be allowed on-site on Aug. 16. A statement released Friday by the USTA said: “We remain confident that our top priority, the health and safety of all involved in both tournaments, remains on track.” What is unclear at this point is...
    (CNN)Federal officers are preparing to leave Portland, Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown said on Thursday. The news comes one day after the Trump administration announced that it had reached an agreement with Brown to withdraw federal officers from downtown Portland. The Department of Homeland Security has said it will remain a presence there until it believes federal locations there are secure.The presence of federal agents, who arrived earlier this month, escalated tensions in the city, which has seen prolonged and at times violent protests for the past two months over demands for racial justice and police accountability."I think we've had enough political grandstanding from DC," Brown, a Democrat, tweeted Thursday morning. "The President's plan to 'dominate' the streets of American cities has failed. And today, federal troops are preparing to leave downtown Portland. We will protect free speech and the right to protest peacefully."Speaking during a late afternoon briefing on Thursday,...
    Colonizing Mars is the “logical next step” of human space exploration – after astronaut Chris Handfield once said – after stepping on the Moon, an achievement accomplished more than half a century ago. In 2020, a series of missions are active to explore the red planet, hoping to pave the way for a future human settlement. The Artemis project, which plans to resend manned ships to the Moon, is nothing more than a bridge to bring the first humans to Mars. And not only NASA and ESA are preparing for it, but countries like the United Arab Emirates or Japan are also preparing for it. But the objective of these missions is, beyond colonizing Mars someday, what we have been doing for decades: studying our neighboring planet to see if it could have been habitable in the past, or if it can still be. The discovery of water...
    DETROIT (AP) —  During a national health crisis that has killed more than 150,000 Americans, elections officials in Detroit are preparing for the challenges that will come with voting in this next election. “All of Detroit’s 503 voting precincts will be open and equipped with sanitizing stations and face masks to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus” City Clerk Janice Winfrey told reporters Thursday. “We know there are some people who don’t want to wear a mask,” she said. “If you don’t want to wear a mask, you don’t have to, and you can still vote a regular ballot.” Electing leaders only is part of the task. Keeping voters and poll workers safe is the other. “How safe our workers and voters feel will determine if they return in the fall for the November general election,” said Winfrey, who wore a face mask and was flanked by staff who...
    The U.S. should prepare for “impacts from winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge” as Tropical Storm Isaias heads along its forecasted path toward the East Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned Thursday. The storm, as of late Thursday morning, was battering Puerto Rico with sustained winds of up to 60 mph and was about 50 miles southwest of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge along portions of the U.S. East Coast beginning this weekend in Florida and spreading northward to the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week,” the Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory, adding that “tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of South Florida later today.” TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS SLAMMING PUERTO RICO AS TRACK SHIFTS TO FLORIDA’S EAST COAST  Isaias will “produce heavy rains and potentially life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides across Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti, the Turks and...
    Following the acquisition of Marq Millions, eToro will offer a debit card to its European customers starting with the United Kingdom. US media TechCrunch reports that the investment platform eToro will very soon launch a debit card in order to provide its customers with an instant withdrawal functionality. The arrival of the card follows the redemption of Marq Millions (renamed in Etoro Money), a UK firm that is a lead Visa member and regulated by the FCA, for an undisclosed amount. Launching a debit card is a natural next step for eToro as we expand the range of services we provide to our users. The debit card will provide instant withdrawal and cashout functionality, greatly improving the user experience. We expect to see strong adoption of the card – initially from our customers, ”commented eToro CEO Yoni Assia. Initially available to eToro Club members at United Kingdom, the map...
    MINSK (Reuters) - Belarus suspects a group of more than 30 Russian mercenaries it detained of planning "acts of terrorism" in the country, Belarusian Security Council State Secretary Andrey Raukov said on Thursday. Up to 200 mercenaries are still in Belarus and law enforcement agents are looking for them, Raukov told reporters. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky and Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas universities are preparing for tens of thousands of students to return to campuses this fall. UT Austin, SMU, TCU and Baylor released more information about their plans this week. TCU is encouraging students to pledge to ‘Protect the Purple’ before coming back to school. The university says everyone has to take personal responsibility to keep people safe and healthy on campus, as they make changes designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “We’ve made substantial investments in technology upgrades and have thoughtfully reconfigured academic spaces so students can learn safely among their classmates,” said TCU Provost Teresa Abi-Nadar Dahlberg, in a video for students and their families. Students, faculty and staff must wear face coverings, and they’ll notice hand sanitizer stations set up all over campus. Cleaning crews will be disinfecting high-touch areas twice a day. Classrooms and common spaces have been reconfigured as well....
    ROSLYN FARMS, Pa. – In the Carlynton High School, cafeteria milk crate after milk crate sits atop lunch tables. No longer the carrier of their namesake these crates are filled with hundreds of small laptop computers. Dormant now, they will be the critical connection between students and school when the virtual school bell rings in just a few weeks. Driven by COVID-19 caution Carlynton has decided to hold off on bringing students back into its buildings. Superintendent Dr. John Kreider says the first four and a half weeks of school will be totally online. A quasi-quarantine-at-home of the student body and teachers because the district has no way of knowing who might have made last-minute trips to COVID hot spots around the country. Dr. Kreider says after that initial period online, if COVID conditions allow, the district will consider bringing students into school either full...
    The nation’s largest teachers’ union says many of its members are so anxious about returning to school that some are preparing with “living wills and life insurance.” According to NEA Today, the news outlet for the National Education Association (NEA), “anxious educators have a message for administrators and lawmakers: ‘We want to teach our students, but we don’t want to die doing it.’” “The command from Gov. [Ron] DeSantis is reckless, unreasonable, and unnecessary,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said Monday regarding the Florida Republican governor’s order to open schools for in-person education. “It’s a false choice to keep schools closed and stop learning, or to open unsafely,” Garcia added. “There are places all over the country, in fact all over Florida, that are planning very creative ways to deliver education safely.” The Florida Education Association (FEA), a local affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), filed a lawsuit last...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Public Schools is preparing for students to start the school year off via distance learning. According to a phased plan released to parents, the district expects to start the school year on Sept. 8 with students primarily using distance learning. However, this won’t be the same scenario as happened during the lockdown, as buildings would be open to students requiring additional support. The district expects to move to a mix of distance and in-person learning sometime in the first quarter. However, no estimate was given on when a full return to in-person classes could happen, given the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. RELATED: Minnesota Parents Anxiously Await Gov. Walz’s ‘Back To School’ Plan A board meeting is slated for Tuesday night to discuss the district’s plans. Later this week, Gov. Tim Walz will announce how students will return to classes this fall....
    CRYSTAL PALACE will "listen" to offers for wantaway winger Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to reports. The 27-year-old has starred over two spells for the Eagles, playing a big role in helping them cement themselves as a Premier League outfit. 2Wilfried Zaha is set to finally be granted a move away from Selhurst Park this summerCredit: Rex Features But amid strong interest from Everton last year, the homegrown hero handed in a transfer request at Selhurst Park. And while the Toffees baulked at Palace's staggering £100million price-tag last summer, Zaha appears likely to finally be granted his move this time around. According to the Mirror, Zaha is now available at the "right price" - which naturally will have taken a hit at the hands of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite having upgraded Marco Silva for Carlo Ancelotti since last year's interest the Toffees remain keen - with the Italian a big...
    Robert Whittaker and Darren Till faced-off on the beach, Thursday. Photo by Alan Dawson / Insider Darren Till told Robert Whittaker to expect war when they trade blows in the "Fight Island" finale Saturday. Whittaker told reporters earlier this week that he would have no problem with that kind of fight, as he said he accepted a Till ruckus on account of both fighters being headhunting strikers. The UFC president Dana White described the fight as "incredible" and very important for the middleweight division. The UFC analyst and commentator Jon Anik told Insider that he agrees with the Floridian fighter Jorge Masvidal's assessment of Till — that he's one of the most powerful punchers in the UFC. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. FIGHT ISLAND — Darren Till and Robert Whittaker are preparing for war in a fan-friendly "Fight Island" finale on Saturday, July 25. The middleweight...
    Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles confirmed her city is preparing for a “scaled down” Republican National Convention Friday, one day after President Trump announced he is canceling the RNC events scheduled to take place in Jacksonville, Florida. “At the RNC’s request we have been preparing and planning for a scaled-down RNC event. We have committed to hosting a scaled down event and that is what we are going to do,” Lyles, a Democrat, tweeted. “The city does not intend to and will not incur any costs in support of the convention beyond the reduced budget, which was approved by the Department of Justice,” she added. On Thursday, Trump cited rising COVID-19 numbers in Florida as he canceled the convention’s appearance in the state. He said a much smaller convention, consisting of formal business, would occur in Charlotte, N.C. Delegates will still meet to nominate Trump for the Republican ticket and he will...
    Oklahoma lawmakers announced new “Back the Blue” legislation Tuesday to offer increased support to police forces in the state. State Rep. Kyle Hilbert (R) and state Sen. James Leewright (R) are leading an effort to increase pay for Oklahoma State Police, offer better retirement plans, compensate families when those officers are lost in the line of duty, and better support local police departments. It is a hard sell during a time of national division, when race and police brutality are at the forefront of a heated conversation ignited by the killing of George Floyd by former officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department. Protests, both peaceful and decidedly not, continue across the United States, while politicians on both sides respond with diametrically opposed approaches to the issue. Regardless of position, it is clear that signing anyone up to put the uniform is going to be a hard sell for the...
    LEDLEY KING could make a return to football as part of Jose Mourinho’s backroom team at Tottenham. The White Hart Lane legend is being widely tipped to replace tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho, who is leaving the club to pursue a career as a head coach. 2Ledley King looks set to return to Spurs as part of Jose Mourinho's backroom teamCredit: Getty Images - Getty One-club man King, 39, made 323 appearances for the North London club from 1999-2012. He was then a coach in the club’s academy before becoming a club ambassador. New boss Mourinho asked the former centre-back and defensive midfielder to come in and do a few training sessions with the club’s defenders before lockdown. King was seen on the pitches at Tottenham’s Enfield training HQ with Mourinho before lockdown. 2Mourinho wants someone closely associated with Spurs to replace Ricardo FormosinhoCredit: Getty Images - Getty And now it...
    SCIOTO — Schools are doing what they can to prepare for school in the fall. There is still so much unknown at this time, especially if Scioto County moves into different levels of the COVID-19 policies. Wednesday, Governor Mike DeWine placed the entire state of Ohio under a mask mandate with no time set for how long. To date, only Bloom Vernon Local and Wheelersburg have posted their plans, with the rest posting questionnaires to their students and families. When other schools in Scioto County post their plans, the Portsmouth Daily Times will keep you updated. The following is a summary of the plan for Bloom-Vernon Local Schools startup 2020-2021, the full version can be found on the Bloom-Vernon School website “The Bloom-Vernon restart guide is designed to address the health and safety guidelines that are needed to help protect our staff, students, and community while still allowing for the...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — LAUSD employees must report back to school sites Thursday to start preparing for the virtual start of the new school year. A memo was sent to principals and administrative staffers Wednesday detailing the procedures about returning to campuses yesterday. Teachers were not included among the staff instructed to return to schools. An LAUSD spokeswoman said staff returns to school at this time every summer to begin preparing enrollment packets and other work in advance of the new school year. The memo said that all workplaces have been thoroughly sanitized and that Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, kits had been delivered to all school sites. Those kits include face shields, disposable face masks and hand sanitizer. Clear, plastic shields for front counters will arrive within the next two weeks. Employees with underlying health conditions, anyone who cares for someone with an underlying health condition, and those who...
    FROSTPROOF, Fla. -- Police said they arrested three people Wednesday in connection with a brutal murder of three friends who were fishing on a Florida lake.ABC News reports Tony "TJ" Wiggins, 26, his girlfriend, Mary Whittemore, 27, and his brother, William "Robert" Wiggins, 21, were all caught after an extensive search following the deaths of Keven Springfield, Brandon Rollins and Damion Tillman on Friday.The friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters Wednesday at a news conference that TJ Wiggins had a long record with 230 felony charges, 15 convictions and two stints in state prison. He was out on bond for an arrest where he allegedly broke another man's...
    5 ways to get your kids to wear face coverings Bill Ackman and Tontine Holdings rewrite the terms for SPACs Dave Franco on making his directorial debut The Rental and spending his time in quarantine preparing to play Vanilla Ice © Ben Gabbe/Getty Dave Franco. Ben Gabbe/Getty Insider spoke to Dave Franco about making his feature directing debut, "The Rental." Franco said taking Molly with his wife, actress Alison Brie, was important research for making "The Rental." He's written a rom-com script with Brie while in quarantine that she will star in and he will direct. Franco also opened up about the struggle to make his own mark in Hollywood as his brother, James Franco, is already a huge star. His next acting role will be playing Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dave Franco will be the first to say...
    Insider spoke to Dave Franco about making his feature directing debut, "The Rental." Franco said taking Molly with his wife, actress Alison Brie, was important research for making "The Rental." He's written a rom-com script with Brie while in quarantine that she will star in and he will direct. Franco also opened up about the struggle to make his own mark in Hollywood as his brother, James Franco, is already a huge star. His next acting role will be playing Vanilla Ice in an upcoming biopic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Dave Franco will be the first to say he's doing pretty well in quarantine. "We're mainly feeling lucky that we like our home and we like each other," Franco told Insider over the phone last week. The "we" he's referring to is he and his wife, actress Alison Brie. The two have been together since meeting...
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    The University of Texas at Austin will kick off the football season Sept. 5, albeit with a stadium open at half its capacity, athletics officials told ticket holders Monday. While both NCAA and Big 12 Conference officials have yet announce firm decisions on how college football will proceed as schools grapple with the pandemic, Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte sent an email Monday to season ticket holders announcing the season would move forward as planned. “I want you to know that as we are working toward hosting football games this season, our number one priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, staff and fans," Del Conte wrote. To align with capacity restrictions designated by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this month, Del Conte said seating at the Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium will be reduced to 50% to facilitate social distancing, meaning around 50,000 Longhorns could...
    MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — Many teachers have expressed concerns about returning to the classroom amid the pandemic. Lawyers say they are seeing a rise in calls from educators and other frontline workers about preparing wills. An amazing educator can also be a terrified one. Mary Strickland has loved teaching for 22 years. The idea of returning to the classroom as COVID-19 continues to spread has prompted action. Credit: CBS3 “I’m very concerned about my health, about my life, and that’s why my husband and I decided to write our wills,” Strickland said. Strickland lives in Texas but a local law firm, the Media-based Eckell Sparks, has seen a rise in estate planning inquiries as well. “I do believe we’ve have had more questions and inquiries from teachers and people who work in education and health care for that matter,” attorney Christopher Brown said. For educators, the reality of joining the...
    The Pentagon says it's preparing to open schools on U.S. military bases worldwide this fall for students in grades K-12 as long as the risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus in the surrounding area remains "limited" or "moderate," according to newly released guidance. "To the maximum extent possible... schools will operate brick and mortar schools on a regular full-time schedule," the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), which oversees grade schools on U.S. military bases, said in a recent statement. "There will not be alternating days, half-days or staggered schedules." The Defense Department (DoD) will also offer a virtual school option for parents and students with "health vulnerabilities," the agency added. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Schools on U.S. military bases around the world will be fully operational only if the bases have a "limited" or "moderate" risk of transmission of COVID-19, according to the DoD's Health Protection Condition, or HPCON -- in...
    A Wall Street power player is quietly laying the groundwork for a campaign to become New York City’s second African-American mayor, sources told The Post. Citigroup vice chairman Raymond McGuire has hired Jerry Goldfeder — an election attorney and New York political insider who has worked for Andrew Cuomo, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and numerous elected local officials — to start laying the foundations for a mayoral bid, sources said. Goldfeder confirmed he had been hired by McGuire, declining to comment further. McGuire, who is expected to run as a Democrat, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on Tuesday. “Hiring Jerry is a signal,” said one Wall Street source with knowledge of City Hall. “Ray has been flirting with this for a while, and I’ve spoken to him about it, but this looks like he’s moving forward.” The 63-year-old, Harvard-educated banker also has begun conversations with financiers and city politicos,...
    House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerTrump threatens to double down on Portland in other major cities House seeks ways to honor John Lewis House to bring controversial Homeland Security bill to floor MORE (D-Md.) said that Democrats are planning to unveil voting rights legislation in the coming days and bring it up for a vote as a way to honor the legacy of the late civil rights icon Rep. John LewisJohn LewisHouse seeks ways to honor John Lewis The Hill's Campaign Report: Georgia Democrats nominate state party chair for John Lewis's seat The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Former HHS Secretary Sebelius gives Trump administration a D in handling pandemic; Oxford, AstraZeneca report positive dual immunity results from early vaccine trial MORE (D-Ga.). Hoyer said that Democratic leaders and relevant committee chairs, led by Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), are crafting the bill to supplement legislation that the House passed in...
    Bob Cesca July 21, 2020 1:45PM (UTC) By now, it's relatively easy to forecast Donald Trump's tyrannical moves. There are no advanced Frank Underwood-style chess gambits in play here. It's barely Candyland, despite the fascistic goals involved. Trump is, on top of it all, a simple-minded, easily predictable Golgothan who telegraphs every move of self-preservation. Sometimes it can be reassuring to have a sense of where he's going with his repetitious blurts. At other times it leaves us with this perpetual sense of instability, knowing what might be lurking around the corner. The November election fits horrifyingly into the latter category.  I believe I know how Trump will try to interfere with the process as well as the outcome, and it's more than a little unnerving, especially given the cataclysmic stakes this time. Warning: This is a bit of a horror show, so hang on tight. Oh, and everything that follows presumes a close...
    HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that some parents will be able to keep their children in remote learning if they choose when schools reopen this fall. In the meantime, districts are getting ready to welcome back those students who will return to the classroom. Today, Gov. Murphy announced that parents worried about sending their kids back to school will have an all virtual option with more details expected to follow later this week. New Jersey Gives Contact Sports The Green Light To Resume In Outdoor Settings For parents who are looking to send their students back to school physically, districts have been hard at work to make sure that can happen safely. Two 3rd grade desks pushed together is not what one might expect to see when children return to the classroom. But this is on purpose. (credit: CBS3) “One of the...
    (CNN)The Trump administration is preparing to send federal agents to Chicago this week, two law enforcement officials tell CNN, as President Donald Trump and top officials are promising to crack down on what they say are violence and the increase in crime in major cities.One senior law enforcement official told CNN that there are plans to send federal agents to Chicago through the end of the summer. The agents will focus on illegal gun sales and gun violence and outstanding warrants, among other targets, according to one of the sources. Both sources said an announcement could be made in the coming days.The effort appears to be separate from the federal presence in Portland, Oregon, which was part of the President's demand that federal buildings be protected from protesters.Chicago's mayor warned Monday about such plans in the wake of criticisms of how federal agents are facing off with protesters in Portland....
    The Spanish They published the fact that hospital centers were collecting material and establishing protocols to be ready in the event of having to face another wave of cases of coronavirus. That what has already arrived in Catalonia, where some restrictions have been re-imposed in various areas to contain community transmission. “data-reactid =” 12 “> Throughout this weekend at least two Madrid toilets have commented through their personal profiles on Twitter the having received in hospitals in which they work the guideline of enabling starting this monday COVID-19 plants as a measure of caution to be prepared for the possibility of new wave of infected. Although for now there is no official communication in this regard, three weeks ago in El Español they published the fact that hospital centers were collecting material and establishing protocols to be ready in the event of having to face another wave of coronavirus cases....
    Three friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who has worked at the department since 1972, described the killings at a Frostproof lake a "massacre." He said the men were beaten and shot."This is a horrific scene," Judd said at a news conference Saturday near Lake Streety where the bodies were found. "I've been to a lot of murder scenes in my life, and this ranks among the worst."Killed were Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27.Judd said this is what investigators believe happened: Tillman arrived at the lake first to meet his friends for "night fishing" for catfish. When Rollins and Springfield arrived, they saw Tillman being...
    Troian Bellisario is breaking it all down and sharing exactly what it was like to attend a royal wedding, according to a report from E! News. In 2018, the Pretty Little Liars alum attended the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with her husband, Patrick J. Adams, who co-starred on Suits with the bride. While chatting with Stellar, Bellisario reminisced on the royal affair and said she felt super anxious before attending, especially because she knew she was carrying a secret. When asked if she found herself wading through anxiety while searching for the perfect outfit, the answer was a resounding yes. “Of course I did, and I had it two-fold,” the actress admitted. “One, because I was trying to conceal the fact that I was five months pregnant. I was absolutely positive that it was going to be revealed. But I also had extreme anxiety about…what are they...
    By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Three friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who has worked at the department since 1972, described the killings at a Frostproof lake a “massacre.” He said the men were beaten and shot. “This is a horrific scene,” Judd said at a news conference Saturday near Lake Streety where the bodies were found. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life, and this ranks among the worst.” Killed were Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said this is what investigators believe happened: Tillman arrived at the lake first to meet his friends for “night fishing” for catfish....
    Three friends were slain just moments after gathering together for some night fishing at a lake in central Florida, authorities said Saturday. They were found by the father of one of the men who managed to call for help just before he died. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, who has worked at the department since 1972, described the killings at a Frostproof lake a “massacre.” He said the men were beaten and shot. “This is a horrific scene,” Judd said at a news conference Saturday near Lake Streety where the bodies were found. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life, and this ranks among the worst.” Killed were Damion Tillman, 23; Keven Springfield, 30; and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said this is what investigators believe happened: Tillman arrived at the lake first to meet his friends for “night fishing” for catfish. When Rollins...
    The New York Knicks are obviously having a tough time with a 21-45 record this season. In fact, they have been showing the same lackluster performance ever since 2014. Even then, the franchise stands tall at a valuation of 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2020. So they have deep pockets and loyal fans, but on-court success remains a concern. Last year, former Knicks coach David Fizdale was sacked after only 104 games of coaching. To replace him, assistant coach Mac Miller was promoted as the interim head coach. Now, the franchise had enough time to initiate their search for a trustworthy signature given that they were not invited to the NBA Orlando Bubble.  It is ten other candidates vs Tom Thibodeau for the New York Knicks Kenny Atkinson (experienced from the Brooklyn Nets), Jason Kidd (the Lakers’ assistant coach), Mike Miller (who will stay either the head or the...
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is forming a team of international experts to go to China to study the origins of the novel coronavirus, but it will not be in place before the end of July, the head of the WHO's emergencies programme said on Friday. A two-person WHO advance team has been in China for a week preparing for the visit of the larger team. WHO emergencies programme chief Mike Ryan said the health body was "very pleased" with the collaboration from Chinese officials so far, but setting up and deploying the larger team would take time. (Writing by Peter Graff; Editing by Catherine Evans) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Good news: finding a parking spot in St. Paul might be the easiest it’s ever been. Bad news: the city has $2 million less this year than it did in 2019 from parking revenue. As fewer people venture from home during the coronavirus pandemic, parking ramps and street parking are getting less use. So far this year, the city of St. Paul reported it has lost over $1.3 million in revenue from parking lots and ramps, and another $760,000 in revenue from parking meters. The number of parking tickets distributed in St. Paul also decreased by 44 percent in 2020 compared to the year prior. Revenue from parking fees and tickets are part of the city’s general fund. City officials project a total fund deficit between $19 million and $34 million in 2020. Their 2021 budget will take this decrease in revenue into account, according to the St. Paul...
    By Theresa Waldrop | CNN Back-to-school is looking a little different for many teachers nationwide this year, as they grapple with returning to their classrooms amid a pandemic. Added to their list of concerns: Death. “How horrible is it that one of the things on the list to do is to have a plan for students and teachers dying?” Denise Bradford, a teacher in Orange County, California’s Saddleback Valley Unified School District, told CNN. Her comment comes after the Orange County Board of Education voted this week to return children to schools without face masks or social distancing, despite a surge in coronavirus cases and more than 7,000 Covid-19 deaths in the state. Bradford is not alone: Many teachers CNN spoke with, some who requested they not be named due to fears of repercussions from their school districts, said they are preparing for the worst this fall. (CNN has agreed...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Investment company leader C.K. McWhorter has backed out of his bid for ownership of the New York Mets — a pursuit that Major League Baseball apparently never even recognized.  Following extensive research by amNewYork Metro over the past week, a source with extremely close knowledge of McWhorter’s camp — which apparently included two other private investors — disclosed that the 30-year-old CEO of CTRL USA, a private investment company, has opted out of a pursuit of Mets ownership before submitting a preparing bid.  Initially, amNewYork Metro received multiple, viable tips that McWhorter’s group was preparing a $1.8 billion bid for the team, which would have rivaled that of Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s group and was just $200 million off of the price set by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen.  Given the...
    Mental fitness claim halts 2nd federal execution -- for now The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries LPGA preparing for fans, pro-ams despite growing coronavirus pandemic The LPGA remains prepared to open its gates to fans early in its restart in Ohio amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by Golf Channel LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said Wednesday that he will probably know within 48 hours whether the Marathon Classic will allow spectators for tournament rounds Aug. 6-9 at Highland Meadows Golf Club in suburban Toledo. “They’re waiting for some local health input on that, but we’re good to go,” Whan said. “We’ve got a plan whether we have fans or not.” The news comes with the PGA Tour amid back-to-back events in Ohio, with no fans allowed at either event. It comes just a few days after the PGA Tour announced it won’t allow fans for the remainder...
    New York City officials are already preparing emergency contracts to combat a potential “Wave 2” coronavirus outbreak — a sobering sign that the killer virus could haunt Big Apple residents for some time. The city Office of Emergency Management has put out a contract proposal for an operator to run the “COVID-19 Hotels Program” in case there is a flare-up of the killer pandemic that crippled the city for months. “As part of this program, New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) is seeking a quick, flexible, and responsible vendor for a potential Wave 2 outbreak that is able to scale up or down quickly in response to community needs,” the agency’s request for bids said. The city has already spent $92 million to provide healthcare workers and vulnerable residents –especially homeless individuals — a safe place to isolate to help curb the spread of the disease, according to NYCEM. One...
    RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. (CNS) -- Riverside County could receive up to 500 of the 8,000 inmates due to be released early from state prisons under the governor's penal system coronavirus mitigation plan, and the surge'' of additional parolees will be difficult to handle, the county's chief probation officer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.We've got things to work on and prepare for,'' Chief Ron Miller said. We need additional funding to manage the surge.''Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that early releases will occur between now and the end of August, though counties have not been fully apprised of the exact numbers returning to their jurisdictions, according to Miller.He said the Riverside County Department of Probation is estimating about 500 parolees who will be added to the rolls of those on post-release community supervision. The county is currently monitoring 1,894 PRCS clients,'' Miller said.According to the probation chief, the...
    Preparations are underway at Thoreau Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia, to welcome students back to school this fall. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools Staff welcoming visitors or conducting business with students in office areas will be positioned behind Plexiglas. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools Signs remind students to practice good health hygiene when they return to classrooms this fall. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools At Fairfax County schools, students who return to school will need to practice safe distancing. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools Signs will be posted in Fairfax County schools to remind students about the health guidelines. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools Justin Moss, director of facilities management for Fairfax County schools, is very proud of the work staff have done to get ready for students this fall. Courtesy Fairfax County Public Schools (1/6) Share...
    The “new normal” of the coronavirus has pooches becoming codependent. Owners being home all the time is a dream for many good boys and girls, but experts warn that pet owners should begin preparing their pups for a post-pandemic world where humans return to the office. “They’re thinking, ‘Finally our owners know that we want to be with them 24/7,’ ” Humane Society of New York animal training and behavior director William Berloni tells Bloomberg. The canines don’t realize, though, that the situation is temporary. “They assume it’s a new lifestyle,” says Berloni, whose credentials include preparing animal actors for Broadway shows including “Annie,” and “Legally Blonde,” as well as the TV show “Billions.” Spending so much time with their humans is leading to dogs becoming “overly bonded,” and exacerbating the separation anxiety they feel in the moments their humans aren’t present (also, it may be making them fat). Indeed, experts...
    Comcast employees reactivate their service to aid in COVID-19 response Kate Middletons Chunky Bronde Highlights Are My Ultimate Summer Hair Color Vox Media preparing round of layoffs as business fails to improve amid coronavirus pandemic Vox Media has informed its unions that it plans to cut jobs as advertising revenue has slumped in the first and second quarters. Vox Media is preparing staff cuts to both unionized and non-union workers. Vox was 40% off its revenue forecast for the second quarter and plans to miss its full-year target by 25% © Provided by CNBC Jim Bankoff, chairman and chief executive officer of Vox Media Inc. Vox Media, the owner of media properties including New York Magazine, The Verge, SBNation and Eater, has informed its worker unions to prepare for company-wide layoffs, according to people familiar with the matter. Load Error Vox spoke with union leaders Monday...
    BARCELONA have confirmed their home kit for 2020/21 with fans joking that the new design borrows heavily from Crystal Palace. The famous Blaugrana stripes of the Camp Nou club are back with golden trim that the Selhurst Park faithful might feel is a bit familiar. 5Lionel Messi helped unveil the new Barcelona kit on Tuesday 5The club will don it's classic blue-and-red striped shirt with blue shorts next season Lionel Messi, Gerard Pique, Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann modelled the kit from the Barcelona men's team with Asisat Oshoala and Alexia Putellas donning it from the women's side. The Nike design is very similar to the kit leaked earlier in the month, with title sponsor Rakuten returning for the final season of their £51million-a-year deal with the club. Fans reacting to the kit likened it to the Eagles' efforts as well as the 2010/11 Barcelona shirt - perhaps as...
    Reuters July 13, 2020 0 Comments Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly told employees on Monday that he was concerned about the impact of a recent rise in COVID-19 cases and quarantines on already-weak travel demand and said passenger numbers would need to triple by the end of the year to prevent job cuts. “Although furloughs and layoffs remain our very last resort, we can’t rule them out as a possibility obviously in this very bad environment,” Kelly said in a message to employees reviewed by Reuters. He added that a spike in cases and travel restrictions “aren’t positive developments for our business, and we are concerned about the impact on already weak travel demand.” United Airlines started sending furlough warnings to about 45% of its frontline workers last week, and American Airlines was preparing to send warnings – coupled with early exit packages to encourage voluntary departures –...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A group featuring 30-year-old private investment chairman and CEO, C.K. McWhorter, is expected to hear if they have been approved to pursue majority ownership of the New York Mets by Wednesday with an estimated $1.8 billion bid, a source with close knowledge of the situation told amNewYork Metro on Monday.  The group consists of three partners in total with the source adding that they have “garnered major support from all league executives and will have no problems with approval.” The other two other members of McWhorter’s group are unknown at this time. On Thursday, the first deadline for initial bids for the Mets arrived with billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen reportedly offering $2 billion for the team and an additional $1.5 billion-$2 billion for SNY (h/t Laura Goldman) — the television station...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A staff member involved in the preparation of the first executions of U.S. federal prisoners in 17 years has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Bureau of Prisons said on Sunday. In a court filing, the bureau said the employee based at the Justice Department's execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, attended a meeting with outside law enforcement in preparation for the scheduled executions and another meeting on how to handle any demonstrators. He did not come into contact with members of the execution protocol team, the bureau said. The news comes two days after a U.S. federal judge blocked the first execution, due to be carried out on Monday, after some of the victims' relatives sued, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson ordered the Justice Department to delay the execution of...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal made a public appeal for calm as the East Bay city prepared for a large march by Black Lives Matter supporters on Sunday afternoon. In an online blog, Sappal said local residents were concerned that the downtown march may spark acts of violence and vandalism. Several downtown businesses have already boarded up their windows. “Many of our residents and community members ared worried, scared, and feel helpless that different groups are converging on our small town,” the chief said in the blog. “I share their concerns and I implore anyone coming to Martinez on Sunday to strive to put your best foot forward. Feel free to gather, feel free to speak, feel free to exercise your First Amendment Right. Please do not engage in toxic, violent, hateful, or unsafe behavior.” To make sure the crowd does not become unruly, officials have...