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    Without waiting for the federal government to act, several US states have approved their own financial rescue packages, handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to businesses and individuals to withstand the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland and California recently approved aid for the poor, the unemployed, small businesses, and child care services. New Mexico and Pennsylvania have provided direct grants to small businesses, and the North Carolina governor is seeking local funds to pay for teachers and provide better internet services in rural areas. However, aid at the state level has served as an argument for those who argue that states do not need more federal assistance. The administration of President Joe Biden is trying to convince Congress to pass a $ 1.9 trillion rescue package for state and local governments. Local governors and legislators insist that the funds they have approved seek to ease the burden...
    Things in India just seem to be getting worse as officials resort to violence in response to the ongoing farmers’ protest occurring nationwide in the country. Internet access restrictions, cellphone signal restrictions, and media restrictions have been enacted for several days in multiple districts as the government cracks down on advocates and others protesting injustices under the guise of “maintaining public safety and averting public emergency.” For months, thousands of farmers have marched and protested against three bills passed in India’s parliament in September. Protests have spread from the Indian capital of New Delhi to other parts of the country and garnered global attention with well-known icons like Rihanna and Greta Thunberg tweeting about the issue. While thousands have applauded the two for engaging prominent Western figures in the cause silenced by many Indian stars, Hindu nationalists, and conservatives in India have launched campaigns against the two celebrities for spreading...
    Google says it’s aware of a problem with Pixel 4A 5G touchscreens and is working on a fix. Some devices are failing to respond consistently to taps on the lower part of the screen, which is particularly impacting folks who have opted for three-button navigation rather than swipes. Android Police spotted complaints from 4A 5G owners experiencing the issue, which seems to have cropped up after the December security patch was released. Google’s response comes courtesy of a Pixel support forum post. The company says it will address the problem ”in an upcoming software update”, but it’s looking like that will be at least a couple more weeks away since Android Police reports January’s security patch didn’t address it. In the meantime, Google advises users to work around the issue with some specific instructions on tapping navigation controls: 1. When tapping icons on the edge of the screen, tap...
    > See the DOSSIER: “Teleworking: progress for all? “ Bruno is commercial director in a large bank in the Paris region. Divorced, this quadra has been teleworking almost 100% since the start of the pandemic: “I came back to the office a few days a week this summer. For the rest, my American company applied the instructions: a maximum of employees at home ”. A situation which, little by little, weighed on his morale. “At first it was pretty nice. I avoided unnecessary travel time, and I found a certain freedom. But, in December, I couldn’t stand being alone in my living room, chaining Zoom meetings … I worked a lot more than before, I was depressed, ate anyhow … “, he confides. Bruno then asks his superiors to come back to the office a bit. Even though, between the end of October and the beginning of January, the...
    Imagine being the sort of person who thought this was good television. Or watchable television. Or wanted a Lou Dobbs holiday mug. Welp, the Fox News talking heads have screwed up big-time. Newsmax and "OAN" too. Fox News leadership is fine with Lou Dobbs and clan demanding the toppling of this nation's democracy, and Tucker Carlson is three shows away from burning a cross in his studio, but do something that is going to cost the network a big wad of money and suddenly, in swoop the lawyers. The Fox News audience might have noticed something peculiar this weekend: A new three-minute segment appearing during multiple hosted shows that slapped down, hard, each host's previous conspiracy theories revolving around voting machine company Smartmatic. Similarly, conspiracy network Newsmax aired its own supposed "clarification" of previous conspiracy claims about the company. The message from both networks: All those things we said to work...
    The reason why the makers of Stree haven’t announced a sequel yet was the long pending brawl between producer Dinesh Vijan and co-producers Raj & DK. The issue was regarding the profit percentage that Vijan was supposed to share with the duo but he refused to do so. Post his refusal, The Family Man makers were compelled to take the legal course. However, the said issue has now been sorted out by the concerned parties and they have issued a joint statement to confirm the same. Janhvi Kapoor’s Roohi-Afza and Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree to be a Part of Dinesh Vijan’s Horror Universe – Read Details. Their differences were solved amicably. However, from hereon all the copyright and intellectual property rights in and to the film including the derivates rights thereof will now be owned by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films only. With their differences being sort out, we can now expect...
    Tom Brady. AP Photo/Gerry Broome The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a brutal day of travel on Saturday. What was supposed to be an easy 90-minute flight to Carolina quickly devolved into an exhausting excursion after a mechanical issue delayed their takeoff by more than six hours. The Patriots eventually arrived at their team hotel just before midnight, 13 hours before kickoff for their game on Sunday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a rough trip to Carolina on Saturday night. What was supposed to be a simple 90-minute flight for the Buccaneers quickly turned into a grueling day of travel after the team plane was delayed on the tarmac for more than six hours due to a mechanical issue. According to Jenna Laine at ESPN, the team was originally scheduled to depart from Tampa International Airport at 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, landing...
    (CNN)Voters are divided over the top issues in their vote for president, according to the preliminary results of a nationwide CNN exit poll.About one-third called the economy their most critical issue, while roughly 1 in 5 citing racial inequality and about 1 in 6 named the coronavirus pandemic as most important to their vote. Roughly 1 in 10 each cited health care policy and crime and violence as their top issue.Even though more cited the economy than coronavirus as their most important issue in choosing a candidate, a narrow majority say that the nation's priority now should be containing the coronavirus over rebuilding the economy. How the exit polls work in a pandemic Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceThat finding comes as most voters feel the nation's efforts to contain the virus are going badly. With coronavirus cases rising in many states, nearly 7 in...
    Characters visit breakfast at Topolino's Terrace Flavors of the Riviera. Handout/Getty Images Some Walt Disney World visitors and fans noticed an increase in reservation availability at restaurants across Disney's four Florida theme parks this morning.  As Florida enters Phase 3 of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are able to decide whether they want to operate at less than 50% capacity. Though diners thought they were locking in coveted reservations, a representative for Disney confirmed to Insider the openings were actually a glitch in the system. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After months of closed dining rooms and shared recipes for some of Disney Parks' classic treats like the iconic Dole Whip, some fans thought the park was expanding its indoor dining capacity.  On Tuesday morning, several Walt Disney World news sites reported an increase in restaurant reservation availability through the My Disney Experience app. Reporters...
    The presidential campaign for former Vice President Joe Biden lashed out at Facebook after the influential social media platform admitted that technical issues led to political ads being accidentally blocked. In a blog post on Thursday, Facebook said that there were issues with a planned restriction on political ads just ahead of the election. Even though the majority of political and issue ads have been unaffected, since the restriction took effect, we have identified a number of unanticipated issues affecting campaigns of both political parties. Some were technical problems. Others were because advertisers did not understand the instructions we provided about when and how to make changes to ad targeting. We have implemented changes to fix these issues, and most political ads are now running without any problems. We are continuing to monitor closely to make sure all of our fixes work and ads are...
    Hospital workers help COVID-19 patient and Guatemalan asylum seeker Zully to take her first steps after being removed from a ventilator at a Stamford Hospital ICU on April 24, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. Seventy-three percent of Latino voters say in weekly polling from the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and Latino Decisions that they disapprove of impeached president Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic, with respondents naming COVID-19, a virus that has decimated their communities, as the issue most important to them this election. "After seven weeks of tracking Latino sentiments leading up to the election, it is difficult to overstate the impact that COVID-19 has had on the Latino electorate," Latino Decisions director of communications and senior analyst Stephen Nuño-Perez said in a release. "This is an 'all hands on deck' issue that any candidate must address if they want to connect with Latino voters."  Nevada has trended blue in recent years, due to...
    Paul Kitagaki Jr./ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Who expected a fairly substantive climate discussion in the first presidential debate, moderated by none other than a Fox News anchor?  President Donald Trump too did not seem prepared. Asked point blank whether he believes in man-made climate change, Trump equivocated, glossing over a record where he in fact has insisted it’s a hoax. “I think a lot of things do” contribute to climate change, he said. “But I think to an extent, yes. I think to an extent, yes.” Trump then immediately pivoted to a topic he’s more comfortable with, but way off on: forest fire management. Trump also insisted “we have to do everything we can to have immaculate water and do everything else we can to plant a billion trees.” This is a dodge. Despite Trump claiming he’s helped clean the air and water, his...
    Anti-abortion crusaders are giddy with excitement over the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, looking for it to tip the Supreme Court to the point of overturning Roe v. Wade. It may not work out quite that way. While it’s true that historically Republicans have mobilized their base more effectively around judicial nominations, the flood of recent state laws putting extreme restrictions on abortion rights and access have definitely focused the attention of people who support reproductive freedom. And the Republican effort to make everything about abortion may not play well during the coronavirus pandemic. Getting young people to vote by mail is what will help us win this election. Sign up to volunteer with NextGen America to send text messages with information on how to request mail-in ballots to young voters in 11 swing states. Abortion is health care, but “It’s also a really important symbol of women’s place in society at...
    A Tennessee woman has slammed her gym for promoting sexism and double standards after they told her to cover up the 'three inches' of waist she had exposed while exercising. Julia Maren, who is a member at Anytime Fitness Spring Hill, shared a furious Instagram post on September 8 after gym staff took issue with her sports bra, telling her she would need to put on a shirt to continue her workout. She went on to complain that men at the gym were exposing much more than she was, decrying the unfairness of women being judged and criticized for what they wear to the gym.   Called out: Julia Maren, who is a member at Anytime Fitness Spring Hill in Tennessee, went on an Instagram rant about her gym Cover up: She said gym staff took issue with her sports bra, telling her she would...
    Veteran actor and MP Jaya Bachchan spoke about the raging controversy about the film industry in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and made a comment on how the industry is being defamed in a strongly-worded speech. On the second day of Monsoon Session in Parliament, MP Jaya Bachchan asked the government to take strict actions against those who are plotting a “conspiracy to defame the film industry”. The actress-turned-politician spoke about celebrities being ‘flogged’ by social media. Monsoon Session 2020: Ravi Kishan Raises Bollywood-Drugs Nexus in Lok Sabha. As reported by ANI, during the parliament session, Bachchan said, “People in the entertainment industry are being flogged by social media. People who made their names in the industry have called it a gutter. I completely disagree. I hope that govt tells such people not to use this kind of language.” The yesteryear actress also spoke about the industry being...
            by Daniel Payne  Nearly half of all registered voters in the country are concerned that violent riots could arise in their own communities, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. A total of 48% of voters expressed fears that the destructive protests across the U.S. in recent months might happen their own neighborhoods. Just 20% of voters, meanwhile, are not at all worried, while 30% said they were “not very worried” about the possibility. And 3% said they were unsure. “Half the country being worried about violence in their own community is a startling fact,” Rasmussen said. “Not something we would normally see in 21st century America. “What’s especially interesting about this is that it’s not really a partisan issue. It’s not that Republicans say they are worried while Democrats disagree,” he continued. “Instead, roughly half the voters in each party is concerned. That means it could...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A parking dispute in Stockton ended with a man setting a married couple and their apartment on fire, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Larry Galicinao, 35, faces attempted murder charges and was also injured in the fire. The husband and wife both suffered burns “on over 85% of their bodies” and are both in critical condition, authorities said. Their identities were not released. One witness, who did not want to be identified out of fear for her safety, said she heard screams around 10 p.m. and ran to help the wife who was on fire. “It’s either help or watch them burn. I honestly couldn’t watch that. Her screaming was the most horrific thing I have ever heard. I don’t know what posses somebody to do that,” the witness explained. “The smell was horrific to see the lady burning, to see her innards, I...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – A parking dispute in Stockton ended with a man setting a married couple and their apartment on fire, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said on Thursday. Larry Galicinao, 35, faces attempted murder charges and was also injured in the fire. The husband and wife both suffered burns “on over 85% of their bodies” and are both in critical condition, authorities said. Their identities were not released. Galicinao is accused of running into the couple’s home with a flaming gas can and started the fire. The scene was in the 1100 block of Annabelle Lane. Swipe to see more photos. stockton arson parking 3(credit: San Joaquin Sheriff) stockton arson parking(credit: San Joaquin Sheriff) stockton arson parking 2(credit: San Joaquin Sheriff) Investigators said that despite the husband suffering major burns, he ran into the home to rescue the couple’s 5-year-old child who was...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany urged Goodyear to “clarify their policy” after President Trump urged Americans not to purchase tires from the company over a reported ban for employees on wearing MAGA hats and politically affiliated slogans, including “Blue Lives Matter.” The back-and-forth began this week, after a Goodyear employee at a plant in Topeka, Kan., shared a slide that he said came from the company's corporate office in Akron, Ohio. The slide, reported by WIBW, showed two categories: Acceptable and Unacceptable. Under “Acceptable” were Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride (LGBT). Under “Unacceptable” were Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, MAGA and politically affiliated slogans or material. TRUMP CALLS FOR GOODYEAR BOYCOTT AFTER REPORTED BAN ON MAGA HATS The president on Wednesday tweeted: “Don't buy GOODYEAR TIRES—They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS. Get better tires for far less!” In response to the president’s tweet, Goodyear said the “visual...
    Lindsay and Eric Wood. Frank Olito/ Insider Lindsay and Eric Wood had paid $65,000 for a $90,000 tiny house when the construction company went out of business, leaving their home half-finished. But that wasn't the only problem — they said what had been built had not been done so correctly. The house had the wrong tires and axles, and had a wrongly sized hatch. Other tiny home owners shared similar experiences, and their accounts point to a larger issue within the tiny house movement: Construction is unregulated, leaving owners vulnerable to shoddy work and companies going out of business. Zack Giffin, host of "Tiny House Nation," said the absence of a uniform set of guidelines for building tiny houses means some companies are cutting corners and delivering sub-standard work. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you Google the term "tiny house," you'll probably find eye-candy photos...
    (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) A week after players from the PAC-12 stood under the hashtag #WeAreUnited, 1,000 players from the Big Ten used the Players Tribune to express their concerns as #BigTenUnited In a statement released by The Players’ Tribune, 1,000 Big Ten football players in conjunction with College Athlete Unity have released a letter expressing their demands and concerns about the safety protocols and lack of continuity and communication between the conference and the NCAA. Their primary issue is the NCAA and conference commissioners have not come up with a comprehensive standard for safety and testing protocols to lower the risk of COVID-19. Not only are they alleging there has been little dialog between the two parties, but the players have not been brought to the table either. Unlike the treatise by the Pac-12, the letter written by Big Ten football players does not address the racial or financial inequities that...
    (CNN) — Uncle Sam wants YOU to dig under your couch cushions and unearth your spare change. No, really. The United States is in the midst of a nationwide coin shortage brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, making life difficult for banks, retailers and anyone who regularly pays with cash. The US Mint, which is in charge of producing new money to replenish the country’s supply, is working on addressing the issue, and now it’s asking Americans to help out, too. The Mint is asking people to pay with exact change and to find other ways to return coins they may have lying around to circulation, it said in a press release Thursday. “We ask that the American public start spending their coins, depositing them, or exchanging them for currency at financial institutions or taking them to a coin redemption kiosk,” the Mint said in the release. “The coin supply...
    Smartwatch maker Garmin is suffering widespread outages after it was reportedly targeted in a ransomware attack.   The company announced temporary outages on multiple platforms - including its website, user data-syncing service Garmin Connect and customer service center - on Thursday, promising to get the problems resolved as soon as possible.   Garmin did not disclose the cause of the issues, but multiple employees took to social media and revealed that a ransomware attack had encrypted its internal network and some production systems, according to ZDNet.   The outlet reported that Garmin is now planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the aftermath of the attack - leaving thousands of users without the ability to sync their devices with the mobile app or the cloud.   Smartwatch maker Garmin is suffering widespread outages after it was reportedly targeted in a ransomware attack. A notification about the update is seen on the company's...
    Portland, Oregon, rioters listed their demands Wednesday amid the protests gripping the city. What are the details? The group of rioters projected a list of their demands onto a nearby building as Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler talked to the crowd about the continually deteriorating conditions of the city. A reporter for KPTV-TV shared the demands on Twitter, writing, "Directly behind Mayor Wheeler, a list of protesters' demands projected on the Justice Center." The demands included defunding the Portland Police Bureau by a minimum of 50%, with the money being reallocated to "reinvest into the communities, especially the black community." The rioters also demanded authorities free all protesters from jail, and remove the presence of all federal law enforcement officers from the Portland area. Demonstrators also demanded Wheeler resign as mayor. Directly behind Mayor Wheeler, a list of protesters’ demands projected on the Justice Center. 1....
    Google may have a 'secret blacklist' of conservative news outlets, a former engineer at the company has claimed, which was exposed on Tuesday when certain websites briefly vanished from Google search results. Mike Wacker, a Google engineer who was fired from the company in June 2019 amid a row over his conservative ideology, said the brief incident on Tuesday suggested a 'blacklist'.  'It appears to have revealed the existence of another blacklist that disproportionately targets conservatives,' Wacker told Mediaite.  Google on Tuesday briefly stopped displaying conservative news outlets from its search 'The glitch is that sites on this blacklist disappeared from Google search results, but the existence of the list is very much by design.  'And that raises a major question: Why was this blacklist created in the first place, and what else is it used for?' NEWS OUTLETS BLOCKED BY GOOGLE  Breitbart The National Pulse The Drudge Report Human...
    TORONTO Wolfpack must get an answer sooner rather than later over whether ALL their foreign players must return home - leaving whether they can fulfil the season in doubt. That includes Sonny Bill Williams. 3 Sonny Bill Williams may have to head home as his UK visa runs out at the end of the monthCredit: PRESS ASSOCIATION All seven overseas players, including marquee men Williams and Ricky Leutele, are on permits that limit their presence in the UK to six months. Their temporary visitor visas normally see them through a season as they spend enough of one in Canada before returning to their homeland. Now the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions mean they have all stayed on these shores, seeing out the time on their permits at the end of the month, before they restart against Hull KR on August 2. Rugby Football League officials are working with the Government...
    Sara, Erin and Jordan Foster only have one problem with their father David Foster’s wife, Katharine McPhee. The couple got married just over a year ago, making McPhee, 36, stepmom to Sara, 39, Erin, 37, and Jordan, 34 — as well as David’s other children Alison, 50, Amy, 46. In an interview with People magazine, it was revealed that Foster’s daughters’ big problem with the “American Idol” alum is her beauty. “Our biggest issue with [Katharine] is how hot she is,” Erin teased. “Her body is insane. When she comes over for family Sundays, I’m like, ‘Do not get in a bikini.’ My husband’s always like, ‘Kat, get in the pool!’ And I’m like, ‘Simon…'” However, it’s not just Erin’s husband, Simon Tikhman, that is drawn to McPhee, as Sara revealed that all of their husbands “hang on the side ogling her.” “Even my 2-year-old son [Otto],” Jordan jokingly added....
    Three of the musician's daughters shared the 'insane' thing they don't like about their dad's fifth wife. Three of David Foster’s daughters have opened up about the “biggest issue” they have with his fifth wife Katharine McPhee — and it has nothing to do with the couple’s 34-year age gap. Instead, 39-year-old Sara, 37-year-old Erin, and 33-year-old Jordan Foster spoke to People about the one thing they don’t like about their dad’s wife, who at 36-years-old is younger than both Sara and Erin and only one year older than Jordan. The ladies, who David shares with his ex-wife Rebecca Dyer, got candid about David and Katharine’s relationship in a new interview with their dad, where they confessed that they don’t like how the American Idol Season 5 runner-up is in such amazing shape. “Our biggest issue with [Katharine] is how hot she is,” Erin admitted of the former Smash star,...
    Sara, Erin and Jordan Foster only have one problem with their father David Foster's wife, Katharine McPhee. The couple got married just over a year ago, making McPhee, 36, stepmom to Sara, 39, Erin, 37, and Jordan, 34 -- as well as David's other children Alison, 50, Amy, 46. In an interview with People magazine, it was revealed that Foster's daughters' big problem with the "American Idol" alum is her beauty. KATHARINE MCPHEE JOKES THIS IS THE 'REAL REASON' SHE MARRIED DAVID FOSTER "Our biggest issue with [Katharine] is how hot she is," Erin teased. "Her body is insane. When she comes over for family Sundays, I'm like, 'Do not get in a bikini.' My husband's always like, 'Kat, get in the pool!' And I'm like, 'Simon...'" (L-R) Katharine McPhee, Jordan Foster, David Foster, Amy Foster and Erin Foster attend the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival TIFF Tribute Gala at The Fairmont Royal York...
    New York (CNN Business)Late Saturday night, a flurry Chase bank customers began posting on social media, complaining of money unexpectedly disappearing or appearing in their accounts. "Checked my account this morning & I'm missing over a $1000," one Twitter user said early Sunday morning. "Not happy! Really hope you fix this #ChaseBank."A few hours after that tweet was sent, all account balances had been returned to their proper amounts, according to a tweet from the official Chase (JPM) account. The issue was due to a technical glitch, the company said. "We know some customers reporting seeing incorrect balances in their checking account overnight," Chase said in the tweet. "This was caused by a technical issue that delayed updates on what displayed on Chase Mobile & Chase Online. We resolved this issue as of 9AM ET and accounts now show current balances."Many customers posted concerns late Saturday and early Sunday that...
    The Senate Republicans legislation on law enforcement reform is "closer to the trash can than its ever been" after Democrats blocked it from advancing because they want to keep the issue under their control until the November election, and that makes their actions "pure race politics at its worse," Sen. Tim Scott said Thursday. "What actually happened was that the Democrats did not believe that we would produce a quality product," the South Carolina Republican said on Fox News "Fox and Friends." "Once we produced it and the president put the icing on the cake and came up with an executive order that even liberal commentators (said) was a meaningful executive order, I think they took a leap back because they dont want this president to have a victory on another serious issue confronting the minority communities. This is pure, pure race politics at its worse." Scott added that Democrats...
    Last week, staff at Hachette, the company that published J.K. Rowling’s new book, threatened to strike unless the company stopped carrying the book because of Rowling’s views on transgenderism, (which included the shocking perspective that biological women are women); the company stood by Rowling. Now four writers represented by Rowling’s literary agency have resigned because the agency refused to issue a public statement of support for transgender rights and pledge action. Fox Fisher, Drew Davies, Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir and one another writer who prefers to remain anonymous quit the Blair Partnership because they could not assert the company “supports our rights at all avenues,” according to The Guardian. The writers stated, “Freedom of speech can only be upheld if the structural inequalities that hinder equal opportunities for underrepresented groups are challenged and changed.” Blair Partnership said it wasn’t willing to have staff “re-educated” just to please the four writers....
    During a portion of an interview with EWTN News released on Monday, President Trump stated that he will issue an executive order forcing cities to “guard their monuments.” Trump said, “You saw Ulysses S. Grant, where they want to take him down. He’s the one that stopped the ones that everybody dislikes so much. It’s a disgrace. Also, remember, some of this is great artwork. This is magnificent artwork, as good as there is anywhere in the world, as good as you see in France, as good as you see anywhere. It’s a disgrace. Most of these people don’t even know what they’re taking down.” EWTN host and Fox News Contributor Raymond Arroyo asked, “Is there anything you can do?” Trump responded, “We’re going to do an executive order, and we’re going to make the cities guard their monuments. This is a disgrace.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Four authors have resigned from JK Rowling's literary agency after accusing it of failing to issue a public statement in support of transgender rights and equality. Fox Fisher, Drew Davies and Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir issued a joint statement to announce their resignation from The Blair Partnership.  A fourth author is also understood to have quit but wished to remain anonymous.   Rowling was criticised for comments she made on social media and wrote an essay, published on her personal website, expressing 'deep concerns' about transgender activism.  JK Rowling was criticised for comments she made on social media and wrote an essay expressing 'deep concerns' about transgender activism In the same essay she described being a victim of domestic violence and sexual assault.  The statement made by Fisher, Davies and Jónsdóttir said: 'This decision is not made lightly, and we are saddened and disappointed it has come to this. ...
    Alyse StanleyAn hour ago•Filed to:samsungsamsungBlu-rayHome Theater SystemsBugsmalfunctionSavePhoto: Jung Yeon-Je (Getty Images) If your Samsung Blu-ray player randomly started going on the fritz, you’re not alone. This week, thousands of users reported experiencing bugs that rendered their devices useless, and what’s causing the issue remains unknown. According to several reports that flooded Reddit, ZDNet, Twitter, and Samsung’s own support forum, owners complain that their Blu-ray players become stuck in an endless start-up loop after being turned on. Others reported that their home theater systems have stopped responding to button commands, begun shutting down seconds after booting up, or started making weird buzzing noises as if trying to read a disk, even in cases where there wasn’t one inserted. Reports of these issues began cropping up on Friday, according to ZDNet, and have continued to pop up throughout the weekend. The issue doesn’t appear to be contained to one model either,...
    President Trump on Tuesday said school choice is the civil rights issue of “all-time in this country.” Speaking to reporters while announcing an executive order on law enforcement reform, Trump said: “We’re fighting for school choice, which really is the civil rights [issue] of all-time in this country. Frankly, school choice is the civil rights statement of the year, of the decade and probably beyond. Because all children have to have access to quality education.” "A child’s ZIP code in America should never determine their future, and that’s what was happening," he continued. "All children deserve equal opportunity because we are all made equal by God." TRUMP SIGNS POLICE REFORM EXECUTIVE ORDER IN ROSE GARDEN CEREMONY The president’s remarks come as civil rights issues are again at the forefront of discourse as the nation has been ravaged by protests against racial injustice and police brutality following the death of George Floyd....
    “Vanderpump Rules” stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute issued an apologetic statement vowing to do better following their firing from the Bravo reality show due to past racially insensitive behavior. The duo was let go from the show shortly after fellow cast member Faith Stowers accused them of calling the cops on her in 2018 in an effort to pin crimes on her that she didn’t commit. Days after being let go by Bravo, Schroeder and Doute released a statement through their representative, Steve Honig. “Stassi and Kristen acknowledged what they did was wrong, have apologized and been punished,” said the statement from The Honig Company provided to Fox News. “Without casting aside their actions or the impact of those actions, they want to move forward as part of the solution in ways that are productive, meaningful and sincere. Both of them recognize actions speak louder than words and that...
    The Utah National Guard confirmed Friday that 200 service members are being kicked out of hotels in the nation's capital as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser clashes with President Trump over the handling of the George Floyd protests in the city. Bowser, who wants all non-D.C. troops out of the city, blamed the National Guard relocation on a budget issue and said the city will not pay for the accommodations — amid days of protests over racial injustice, some of which have been violent. DC MAYOR BOWSER UNVEILS 'BLACK LIVES MATTER PLAZA' NEAR WHITE HOUSE "Last night, we were informed that our service members would be relocated from their hotel rooms," the Utah National Guard said in a statement Friday. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, pictured on the left, after kicking out Utah National Guard soldiers deployed to the nation's capital as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Maj. Jaime...
    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Negotiations between two separate fruit packing companies in Yakima, Washington and their employees are at a standstill over compensation. Employees at fruit packing companies Matson Fruit and Columbia Reach Fruit have demanded higher pay since the strikes started last month, the Yakima Herald-Republic reported. In an email to the Herald-Republic on Monday, Matson Fruit co-owner and company manager Jordan Matson said the company has focused on expanding safety measures in response to new guidance released last week by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s office amid the coronavirus pandemic. TOP STORIES Tiger Woods blasted for telling rioters to stop burning and looting their local neighborhoods Univ. of Alabama Birmingham professor instructs rioters on how to tear down monuments I am antifa: Sarah Iannarone forces runoff in bid to become Portlands mayor Compensation is still the sole issue in negotiations, Matson said. “We have pledged to evaluate...
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