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    New York (CNN Business)Capitalism is in crisis. The pandemic could change it forever, in favor of workers and those in greatest need.Covid has put a magnifying glass over the many inequalities of the US economy and society. Millions of Americans are still out of work. Women and minority workers have been hit particularly hard. Many people can't afford child care or the technology their children need for distance learning at school.The playing field wasn't level before, and the virus has shone a new light on the shortcomings of today's economic and social systems, said Paul Collier, economics and public policy professor at Oxford. The World Economic Forum has already called for a "great reset" of capitalism. It's emblematic of today's...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ramsey County is working to connect people with nearly a quarter of a million dollars that’s owed to them. WCCO got in touch with Daniel Kahn, a father in St. Paul, to tell him he had more than $1,000 coming to him. “I thought it was some kind of scam,” Kahn said. But he pulled up Ramsey County’s unclaimed funds website and saw his name listed next to two uncashed checks – one for $719 from August 2018 and one for $321 from February 2019. Kahn doesn’t know what they’re for, and is positive he never got anything in the mail. Ramsey County’s sitting on about 350 unclaimed checks. Some are worth thousands. Others are for less...
    THIS week, a strange feeling came over me. Whether it’s all this talk of back to school or the whiff of a passing Pret baguette, who knows, but I realised that I missed going into an office. 2Our columnist Kate Wills on her surprising nostalgia for having a desk jobCredit: Lancton This is not a statement I ever thought I’d make. I’ve been WFH since most people thought it was a euphemism for “can’t be arsed to come in” (not entirely inaccurate in my case). When I left my last desk job many years ago, I would sing the praises of a permanent “OOO”. I’d watch commuters pass my window in the morning (when I’d normally still be in bed)...
    Miami resident Willie Mae Daniels, with granddaughter, Karyah Davis, 6, was laid off from her job as a food service cashier at the University of Miami on March 17.Joe Raedle | Getty Images News | Getty Images In just the past six months, more than 22 million American jobs have been lost, and fewer than half have so far returned. Even when they were working, many people weren't earning enough to get by. Trying to survive on low-paying jobs prompted journalist David Shipler in 2004 to write, The Working Poor: Invisible in America. Over five years, he interviewed families across the country who were in the job market but unable to lift themselves out of poverty. With so many people out...
    Long hours, extra work and the feeling of having to ‘always be on’ are making people experience career burnout by an early age of 32, a new survey reveals. Approximately 59 percent of the respondents blamed it on working long of hours, noting the increase started when they transitioned to remote employment due to coronavirus lockdowns – some have worked an extra 59 hours in five months. Other responses include not taking enough days off, pressure to complete more tasks and just under half of the participants dealing with burnout have quit their job because of the exhaustion. However, the survey found that those who fall in Generation Z are already worn down because of the ‘always on’ work culture....
    (CNN)Life comes at you fast and we've got a lot to discuss this week, people, so #letsgo. Hollywood, the time is now for allyshipDoesn't it feel like a revolution has begun?As much as we have been here before -- with protests and calls for change -- right now feels different on so many levels.In the midst of a rapidly evolving culture, we've started this newsletter by yours truly. We'll be popping into your inbox with the latest entertainment happenings and how they reflect these times, when we all need to step up and stand up for what's right.Read MoreThe death of George Floyd didn't just break hearts, it appears to actually be spurring people to action.Even in Hollywood, the land...
    When Elizabeth Fideler, a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work at Boston College, wrote “Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job” eight years ago, it was groundbreaking. Two years later, Fideler returned with the follow-up: “Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job.” Now she’s back with Aging, Work, and Retirement using her intriguing research to concentrate on the latest trends in labor-force participation and uncover the reasons women and men bypass conventional retirement age and stay on the job. For this book, Fideler surveyed roughly 168 people over 60 working full time or part time and followed up with one-on-one interviews with two dozen of them....
    (CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden took questions from a socially-distanced crowd -- assembled in cars at a drive-in movie theater! -- and CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night for two hours. But it was a single moment that stood out to me, a moment where Biden made his strongest possible case for not only why he and President Donald Trump see the world so differently but also for why he, and not Trump, is the best leader in this critical moment in the country.Cooper asked Biden whether he believed he had benefited from "White privilege." After acknowledging he had "benefited just because I don't have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through," Biden...
    Few business categories have suffered more during the COVID-19 pandemic than gyms. Even after the state's stay-at-home order was lifted and they were allowed to reopen under specific public-health rules, concerns about safety kept many regular patrons away. Among the most frequently cited issues: Under Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines, individuals are allowed to exercise without wearing facial coverings, although masks must be donned once workouts are over. With so many customers not yet returning to their regular routines, a wide range of gyms, yoga and dance studios, as well as other fitness-related sites, have permanently closed over the past few months, including Awaken Gym, at 777 Santa Fe Drive. In an early August announcement to customers that...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden listens to a reporter's question after remarks about his plans to develop and distribute a safe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine if elected president, during a campaign statement after being briefed by public health experts in Wilmington, Delaware, September 16, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON – Joe Biden embraced his blue collar roots and his political centrism on Thursday night during a town hall hosted by CNN in Biden's hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  On question after question, Biden replied with answers aimed directly at what his campaign calls "Trump-Biden voters": White, non-college-educated men whose defection from the Democratic Party in 2016 helped deliver narrow victories to Donald Trump in key Midwestern states....
    JK Rowling has once again been criticised for her new novel, after she was accused of 'transliterating' one of the book's working class characters by spelling their dialect differently.  Troubled Blood, written under Rowling's pseudonym Robert Galbraith, was released Tuesday and sees detective Cormoran Strike work out what happened to missing GP Margot Bamborough. The book originally came under fire for featuring a 'transvestite serial killer' called Dennis Creed, who murders his victims while wearing female clothing and a wig, sparking furious backlash online, amid accusations of transphobia against the author.  Now, journalist and Current Affairs Editor of Pink News, Nick Duffy has started a fresh row - this time about Rowling, 55, using a working class dialect, spelled differently,  to reflect the accent...
    A comprehensive report released Wednesday shines a spotlight on the “pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda” that has defined President Donald Trump’s first term by detailing 50 ways his administration has made life harder for working people with repeated attacks on labor rights and protections. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report features his “most egregious attacks on working people” since the president took office in 2017 after campaigning as their champion. The review comes as the country endures the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis—and as Trump prepares to face off against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November. While the country’s Covid-19 death toll and case load—now more than 196,000 and 6.6 million, respectively—have mounted in recent months, Biden has taken aim at the president’s mismanagement of...
    SEWICKLEY, Pa. (KDKA) — A man in Sewickley wants to make sure veterans are held in high regard, including those who have gone historically unrecognized. All over town, John Dunn has placed more than 130 banners of our nation’s heroes. “I try my best to put these banners up on poles where people can see it coming and going,” Dunn said. He took over the project in May 2018 after the VFW disbanded one week before Memorial Day. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “To not have our military honored really bothered me to my core,” Dunn said. When he started the project, there were only 36 banners. The project has now nearly quadrupled in size. “I may have to put two or...
    A comprehensive report released Wednesday shines a spotlight on the “pro-corporate, anti-worker agenda” that has defined President Donald Trump’s first term by detailing 50 ways his administration has made life harder for working people with repeated attacks on labor rights and protections. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report features his “most egregious attacks on working people” since the president took office in 2017 after campaigning as their champion. The review comes as the country endures the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis—and as Trump prepares to face off against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in November. While the country’s Covid-19 death toll and case load—now more than 196,000 and 6.6 million, respectively—have mounted in recent months, Biden has taken aim at the president’s mismanagement of...
    White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany had an odd reaction on Wednesday when asked a basic question during a briefing with reporters. CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, following up on President Donald Trump’s comments at a town hall the previous night, asked about the health care plan he claimed to have already. Trump has been promising a health care plan for the American people for more than four years now. “On the health care plan, the chief of staff said that there’s going to be one that is unveiled before the election, the one that the president has been promising for over a year now, long before that,” she said. “But today on Capitol Hill, the top three medical experts in this...
    The federal government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans once a safe and effective shot is established and widely accepted. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or even later this year, eventually ramping up to reach any American who wants a shot. The Pentagon is involved with the distribution of vaccines, but civilian health workers would be the ones giving shots. The campaign is “much larger in scope and complexity than seasonal influenza or other previous outbreak-related vaccination responses,” says the playbook for...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY — In aligning its health order to match the state’s reopening blueprint, Contra Costa County will allow some businesses to reopen this week, according to county health officials. Starting Wednesday at 8 a.m., the county’s new rules will allow personal care services that involve close contact with people’s faces to operate outdoors, with the exception of tattoo and piercing, as well as nonmedical electrolysis. Racetracks and cardrooms can operate outdoors, too, in the county. Music, television and film production can begin again, as well as professional sports without a live audience. Contra Costa is still in the “purple tier” of the state’s reopening plan, meaning that COVID-19 is still widespread. According to the data most recently published...
    If you want to be accepted as a graduate student in the University of Chicago’s English Department, you will not succeed in your application unless you want to work in and with black studies. In  July, the department issued a faculty statement stating: The English department at the University of Chicago believes that Black Lives Matter, and that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks matter, as do thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence. As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world. We are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people,...
    OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Through her 99th year, an Oceanside great-grandmother would rise at 5 a.m. to work as a monitor on the school bus. With her birthday in August, turning 100, her doctor got worried. “I just love working with children,” Yolanda Imbriano said. She’s a 100-year-old marvel, working full time as a school bus matron in Oceanside until her doctor suggested she retire this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I feel wonderful, but I’m a little bored,” she told CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. It’s her positive thinking and generous attitude that’s had her the hit of the school district for generations. “I went to the beauty parlor, and I’d come in the next day. The kids were ‘Mrs....
    David Edwards September 14, 2020 5:12PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Trump campaign communications director Erin Perrine insisted on Monday that attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden's mental health are working despite a Fox News polls that found voters have a lower opinion of President Donald Trump's mental capacity. Fox News host Sandra Smith spoke to Perrine about the tactic after Trump railed against Biden's mental fitness at a Sunday rally. : "Seeing how this is not working in President Trump's favor in the polls, why stick with this message?" the Fox News host wondered. "I would argue that it is working in the polls," Perrine replied. "President Trump, in that Fox poll, is at his strongest standing...
    Fox News anchor Sandra Smith repeatedly pressed Trump campaign communications director Erin Perrine on the president’s nonstop attacks on Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s mental health, telling the spokesperson on Monday that the broadsides were “not working” for Team Trump. After accusing Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs to improve his debate performance in a Fox News interview, the president spent the weekend railing against the former vice president’s mental acuity. The president’s attacks have been amplified and encouraged by many of Fox’s pro-Trump personalities. Interviewing Perrine on America’s Newsroom on Monday morning, Smith brought up a recent Fox poll showing that despite Trump’s barrage of insults of Biden’s cognitive ability, more voters feel the ex-veep is better equipped mentally to handle...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Strict social distancing is working, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins. Researchers randomly surveyed more than 1,000 people from across Maryland, asking about their social distancing practices and how often they head out of the house. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines They found spending more time in public places was strongly associated with getting COVID-19, compared to those who practiced strict outdoor social distancing. “We actually had individually reported data,” Sunil Solomon, of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, said. “So we could actually look at the practice of social distancing, different population subgroups.” From there, researchers were able to link...
    Stock futures point to positive finish for volatile week on Wall Street Buy a Camry or Buy This: 2021 Subaru Outback XT Rachael Wang Is Working to Transform in the Fashion Industry With Ethical Styling © Teen Vogue Fashion’s future is already here. This September, we ask What Is Fashion Now? by exploring the people, concepts, and ideas that are pushing the us forward in times of unprecedented change. In 2016, Rachael Wang took a trip to North Dakota to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. She had been working in the fashion industry for 10 years as a stylist and fashion director for major publications in New York City: W Magazine, Glamour, Nylon, Style.com , and Allure to...
    London (CNN Business)Britain has stumbled through a highly political pandemic. Virtually every move Boris Johnson's government has made in response to the Covid-19 crisis has sharply divided the weary nation — starting with his refusal to sack a roaming chief aide in May, and encompassing since his struggles on testing, contact tracing, technology, schools and lockdown restrictions.But as the country enters a new stage in its coronavirus response and cases tick upwards at an alarming rate, the political back-and-forth is entering a new arena: the lounges, bedrooms and studies of millions of British workers.Nearly half of the United Kingdom's 30 million employees have worked from home during the pandemic, according to the country's statistics body, with an additional 9 million...
    WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The work of anti-homeless vigilantes is suspected in the overnight placement of dozens of massive boulders on a West Los Angeles sidewalk."It was a shock. I had never seen an example of 'hostile architecture' that was so blatant and honestly obtrusive," said Dan Donohue with the fair housing advocacy group Koreatown for All.It would have taken heavy equipment to transport and place the rocks where they were found on the 8800 block of Cattauragus Avenue beneath the I-10 freeway.Volunteers muscled many out of the way."I would say that the lighter ones were probably 80 pounds. Most of them probably range from 200 to 500 pounds," estimated Donohue.Social media posts blame members of the South Robertson...
    SOHO, Manhattan (WABC) -- What if, instead of selling hot dogs or lamb over rice, a food cart sold style and self-esteem.What if instead of feeding customers astreet vendor sold that human interaction we so desperately crave these days."In my studio, it's kinda just like work-based. We're basically machines at that point. Here I'm able to interact with people. Yeah, I feel like I'm a talker," tailor and designer Makayla Wray said.MORE STYLE & FASHION: Met Gala goes virtual with Vogue's 'A Moment with the Met'Wray works for a high-end designer during the day, but at night she's been taking her skills to the streets, on Houston Street between Mulberry and Mott to be exact, because if you haven't noticed...
    WARREN, Michigan — The Detroit automobile worker who Joe Biden cursed at earlier this year protested the former vice president's campaign appearance in a Detroit suburb on Wednesday and warned that many union workers do not agree with the union decisions to endorse him. Jerry Wayne, who works at the Fiat-Chrysler auto plant in Detroit, first encountered Biden when the Democratic presidential candidate toured the automobile plant in March. When Wayne accused Biden of trying to take away guns, the former vice president snapped at him: "You're full of shit. I support the Second Amendment." "He kind of jumped off the deep end there," Wayne told the Washington Examiner about that confrontation, saying that he had asked Biden another question...
    Pro-life groups condemned Disney for working with Communist China after boycotting Georgia over pro-life bill.  Disney cooperated with areas China that have been accused of human rights abuses, including placing minorities in internment camps.  “Disney is complicit in these atrocities all the while refusing to take their business into a state right here in America where the protection of life is of the utmost importance,” pro-life activist Abby Johnson said. “That should tell you where Disney’s priorities lie.” Pro-life groups condemned Disney Wednesday for thanking and cooperating with China despite the country’s human rights abuses, though Disney threatened to boycott Georgia over a pro-life bill in May 2019. In the credits of Disney’s newly released “Mulan,” Disney thanked...
    When Sartre said hell is other people, he wasn’t living through 2020. Right now, other people are the only thing between us and species collapse. Not just the people we occasionally encounter behind fugly masks—but the experts and innovators out in the world, leading the way. The 17-year-old hacker building his own coronavirus tracker. The Google AI wonk un-coding machine bias. A former IT guy helping his community thwart surveillance. There are people everywhere, in and out of the spotlight—in tech, science, food, culture, politics­—who aren’t deterred by disaster. Their wish: to make things better for all of us. Sounds like heaven. —The Editors This feature appears in the October 2020 issue. Subscribe to WIRED. Lisa PiccirilloAssistant professor, MIT; solver...
    Bogus-black college professor Jessica Krug once denigrated the death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered by machete-wielding gang members at a Bronx bodega. Krug, speaking on a Columbia University panel in 2019, implied that Guzman was attacked because he was collaborating against his community as a member of NYPD’s Youth Explorer Program, according to a since-deleted clip of her remarks obtained by the Daily Mail. “That kind of violence against people who are collaborating or working against their communities we have to consider a radical moment in 2018 in which people are using machetes to hack apart a 15-year-old boy who’s working with the police,” Krug told the audience. Guzman-Feliz was killed in June 2018 by a...
    Bogus-black college professor Jessica Krug once denigrated the death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was murdered by machete-wielding gang members at a Bronx bodega. Krug, speaking on a Columbia University panel in 2019, implied that Guzman was attacked because he was collaborating against his community as a member of NYPD’s Youth Explorer Program, according to a since-deleted clip of her remarks obtained by the Daily Mail. “That kind of violence against people who are collaborating or working against their communities we have to consider a radical moment in 2018 in which people are using machetes to hack apart a 15-year-old boy who’s working with the police,” Krug told the audience. Guzman-Feliz was killed in June 2018 by a group...
    (CNN)Six months into the Covid-19 pandemic that has shut down schools and day care centers and forced millions of Americans to work from home, the stressors of our no longer new normal are only growing. As it dawns on many of us that this situation is not an acute emergency but rather a protracted disaster with no end in sight, our collective patience is thinning. Which is perhaps why workplace tensions between people with children at home and those without seem higher than ever. Jill FilipovicThe latest example came from The New York Times this past weekend, in a story about some of the highly paid employees of Big Tech in Silicon Valley squabbling over Covid-related benefits and dispensations for...
    CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — It turns out the pandemic is lengthening the summer season down the shore, pushing it beyond Labor Day for some families. Labor Day is in the rear-view mirror but that doesn’t matter a bit based on the crowd on the beach in Wildwood Tuesday. Virtual learning and working from home has definitely extended the summer season — some people have booked places well into October. Class is well underway. Bobby and Guy Bollinger are on their Zooms, but the sixth and third graders from the Springfield, Delaware County School District are taking in life down the shore. Mom Lori Bollinger saw the chance to change things up. Since she works from home, and with...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) attempted to honor workers in a Labor Day tweet, but after her attempts to blame a salon owner for setting her up while she violated San Francisco lockdown rules to get her hair done, the tweet was not received kindly by everyone, Fox News reported. What did Pelosi say?"Over generations, working people across America built the middle class and secured progress for hard-working families," Pelosi wrote. "House Democrats are unified in our commitment to America's working families. Happy Labor Day!"Over generations, working people across America built the middle class and secured progress for hard-working famili… https://t.co/d6EcbOnPv0 — Nancy Pelosi (@Nancy Pelosi)1599491250.0What's the problem?The message, on its own, is uncontroversial. However, Pelosi recently blamed a salon...
    While Silicon Valley giants including Facebook, Google, and Twitter have extended their work-from-home policy into 2021 and beyond, Netflix is signaling a break from the pack, with CEO Reed Hastings saying that he doesn’t see “any positives” in allowing employees to continue to work remotely Reed Hastings made the comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying he would like employees to return to Netflix offices almost immediately after a coronavirus vaccine is approved. “No. I don’t see any positives,” Hastings said when asked about the benefits of working from home. “Not being able to get together in person, particularly internationally, is a pure negative. I’ve been super impressed at people’s sacrifices.” He added that remote work makes “debating...
    After more than two dozen coronavirus cases were reported at a charity soccer match in England, hundreds have been asked to self-isolate. According to a press release, up to 300 soccer fans who attended a match on August 30 at the Burnside working men's club on the border of Sunderland and Durham are being told to quarantine from the date of the event after 28 people who attended tested positive for COVID-19. "Contact tracing is being carried out with anyone deemed to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive, however, we are also asking anyone who was at the charity event on Sunday 30 August to immediately self-isolate up until midnight on the 13th, unless they're contacted individually by NHS Test and Trace with...
    During the coronavirus pandemic, many unemployed U.S. workers have found themselves in a state of limbo: they were furloughed from their jobs and are unsure when or if they will be rehired. Morning Consult, in a survey released this month, found that although overall unemployment in the U.S. was lower in August than it was in July, those who have been out of work are growing more pessimistic. John Leer, an economist for Morning Consult, reported, “Americans continued to gradually return to work in August, with 8.6% of workers who were employed in January reporting they were out of work in August, down from 11% in the first half of July. Recent improvements in the demand for labor are creating...
    Labor Day celebrates America’s labor movement and the blood, sweat and toil of its workers. Never mind the last-minute barbecues, bargains and beach days. Monday marks the unofficial end of summer. It’s more New Year’s Day than New Year’s Day, really. The day after Labor Day is a time to reset. To return to life’s ordinary rhythms. To punch the clock and ring the school bell. But there’s no ordinary in 2020. And the summer’s third and final holiday weekend, like every other respite of late, seems to have deeper meaning in a year that nearly 200,000 souls have been lost in the pandemic, millions have been left jobless, and a deep political divide, social unrest and long overdue...
    This Labor Day, we owe a special debt to essential workers. Melissa Jones  Since March, approximately 30% of workers continued working, often at great personal risk, so the rest of us could shelter safely at home. Our food chain is one example: Farm workers continued to harvest our food, food processers continued to pack it, truckers made sure it got to the grocery store, and grocery store workers served hundreds of thousands of us, or, in some cases, gig workers delivered it to our homes. All these people kept working — risking their health and safety — to make sure we could eat. It’s time we put essential workers, disproportionately people of color, at the top of our list and...
    BANKS in America are closed for Labor Day because it is a federal holiday and all government businesses are closed. ATMs will be the best option for taking out cash since most banks have a separate ATM area that's accessible even when the branch is closed. 6Banks will be closed on Labor Day, as it is a federal holidayCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more on Labor Day. and whether the holiday is observed by financial institutions. What is Labor Day? Labor Day is a national holiday in the US that's celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor the American working class.  It originated during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, when Americans worked roughly 12-hour...
    AMERICANS will enjoy their time off from work on Labor Day barbecuing and vacationing as the summer comes to a close. The day became a national holiday in 1894, when the government granted laborers a day of rest to honor the working class.  7Labor Day is a nationally recognized holiday honoring workers in the USCredit: Getty Images - Getty Here is more on the annual holiday and this year's celebrations. What is Labor Day? Labor Day is a national holiday in the US that's celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor the American working class.  It originated during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, when Americans worked roughly 12-hour days with little pay and poor working conditions....
    Former tennis star James Blake encouraged by social activism, five years after police tackled him Great gifts for plant lovers and green thumbs Working Remotely in the Pandemic May Generate a Tax Surprise If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. © Getty Images Health care professionals who worked in different states may have to pay taxes where they helped and where they live. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York said out-of-state health care workers who came to help with the pandemic would face New York income taxes. Load Error...
    The British government says it is investing in a coronavirus test that gives results in as little as 20 minutes, as critics say tests for the virus are being rationed because the system can’t cope with demand. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government is expanding trials of two new tests — a no-swab saliva test and another that gives results in minutes. It’s also running a trial on the benefits of repeat testing of people without symptoms. Britain has hugely expanded its testing capacity since the start of the pandemic, but critics say it is still not doing enough to find and isolate people with the coronavirus. Anyone with symptoms is eligible for a test, but the BBC reported Thursday that...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — Cook County Jail correctional officers are demanding hazard pay for working for months in one of the city’s hot spots for coronavirus infections. The Teamsters Local 700 union, representing about 2,500 correctional officers, launched an ad campaign demanding Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle approve hazard pay for frontline workers at the jail. They’ve bought mobile billboards, full-page ads in the Sun-Times and social media ads saying, “Tell Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to Stop Spreading COVID-19!” “We are calling on all Chicagoans to tell Toni Preckwinkle that all essential correctional officers must be compensated fairly for their service and be kept safe on the job,” said union President Ramon Williams. Preckwinkle’s office did not respond to...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — City crews will be working on shoring up levees and critical waterways ahead of the rainy season. Over the next few weeks, Sacramento utility crews will be working on five different locations around the city. The first one scheduled for maintenance is Lower Morrison Creek off Franklin Boulevard, near Cosumnes River Boulevard. Any homeless people camping in the area will be notified a week in advance of the work, the city says. For that first site, the city says they notified campers back on Aug. 28. Officials say they will try to connect the people who have to move with assistance services. Crews will be working on levees, service roads, re-armoring areas under bridges and clearing debris...
    Actor Jun Yu speaks to FanSided about being in Mulan and more! This is an interview that’s been in the FanSided vault for some time. I spoke to actor Jun Yu on Thursday, March 12. Yu appears as the character Cricket in the live-action version of Mulan from Disney, which, at that time, was scheduled to come out on March 27, 2020. The Hollywood premiere had already taken place on March 9, so just enough people had seen it before the inevitable happened. Only a few hours after the interview took place, Disney postponed the movie indefinitely. After getting a mid-summer released date, and then getting pushed back once again, Disney finally settled on giving Mulan a release — meaning the movie...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia announced Monday that residents of two homeless encampments in the city must move out by 9 a.m. on Sept. 9. This is the third deadline the city has given organizers of the camps over the last three months. Mayor Jim Kenney says clearing out the camps is a matter of public health and safety. “We are committed to working together with homeless people and their many advocates and supporters for policies and programs that will make ending homelessness a reality,” Kenney said in a statement. “However, for the health and safety of all involved, including the surrounding community, we can no longer allow the camps to continue. I urge those still in the camps to voluntarily...
    By Alexis Benveniste | CNN Business Although the pandemic brought about one of the steepest economic contractions in history, home improvement businesses have fared well through the downturn. Companies that aim to make home a bit cozier, or a bit more functional, are benefiting from Americans having nothing better to do — and few other places to go. We looked at several economic indicators to illustrate how central home has become to American life in 2020. Here are few: The nesting economy Although huge swaths of the US economy are getting crushed by the pandemic, housing remains a bright spot. Building permits and housing starts both surged in July, according to the US government. Sales of previously owned homes jumped...
    How to increase the longevity of your wardrobe Jon Rahm won a PGA Tour event despite making a silly mistake that an amateur would make Are employees selfish if they continue to work from home? A critic of home working has branded people who don't want to go back to the office 'selfish' for denying young people face-to-face contact.  CEO of We Love Work, Paris Petgrave, south London, appeared on Good Morning Britain today alongside journalist Sally Jones, from Warwickshire, to discuss reports that nine out of ten people want to continue working away from the office.  Paris insisted that remote working will help local areas thrive, but Sally argued it could be unfair for 'unestablished' and young workers,...
    The owner of a Wisconsin manufacturing company says President Donald Trump’s economic agenda has been “very successful” for working-class Americans, not just business. Debbie Flood operates Melron Corporation, a small foundry and machine shop in Schofield, Wisconsin, that employs about 19 Americans. She spoke at last week’s Republican National Convention (RNC) about the first-hand dangers she has experienced from China’s rising economic power. Flood, in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, said the benefits of the Trump economy — before and during the Chinese coronavirus crisis — has been felt by business as well as the working class. LISTEN: Breitbart · Breitbart News Daily – Debbie Flood – August 28, 2020 “We lost almost 50 percent of our...
    LITTLE People's Matt Roloff thanked his girlfriend Caryn for 'pushing' him to take a break. The dad has been working hard to renovate the family farm since his ex-wife Amy moved off the property. 7Little People's Matt Roloff thanked his girlfriend Caryn for 'pushing' him to take a breakCredit: Refer to Caption 7The dad has been working hard to renovate the family farm since his ex-wife Amy moved off the property Matt shared a picture from his fishing out captioned: "Had a ball out fishing with my pals this morning. Thanks Jason and Ty for pulling me away from work for a few hours. .. and @carynchandler1 for pushing me to go. #funfun #caught5bass #catchandrelease" He also shared a snap of his impressive catch. Matt...
    September 2019 and I am in a chic cafe when Brittany arrives. Long-limbed and athletic, her smile widens as she sees me. ‘Hey, love your dress,’ she says. At £30 an hour I’d expect no less. For Brittany, 23, is the ‘friend’ I have rented from a company called Rent-A-Friend. Founded by an entrepreneur who had seen the concept take off in Japan, and now operating in dozens of countries including the UK, its website has more than 620,000 platonic friends for hire. As we chat, at times I forget I am paying for Brittany’s company. But just as the meter on our encounter begins to run out, she ramps up the charm. Smile perma-fixed, banter upped, she gamely joins...
    The BBC is “institutionally racist” claim a number of unidentified black employees, who said working for the publicly-funded broadcaster is like “being on a plantation”. Speaking to the left-liberal online news outlet The Huffington Post, dozens of current and former black employees of the BBC complained of a hostile work environment and “covert racism” within the organisation — which is seen as “woke” and disproportionately diverse and by most right-leaning Britons. “Of course there is an issue with systemic racism in the BBC; look at how many black staff are in leadership roles, how many black producers there are, how many shows that have a BAME perspective yet don’t have BAME producers,” an anonymous source told HuffPost UK. “Even when you’re...
    Shocking video captured the moment a man in a right-wing Patriot Prayer cap was shot dead in Portland after a day of violent clashes between President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters. Videographer Justin Dunlap was filming live late Saturday, casually noting new artwork on buildings as most of the day’s violence appeared to have ended when he suddenly turned toward shouting. Two gunshots then rang out, a cloud of smoke appearing to show the gunman standing just a few feet in front of his target. As a group of about a half-dozen shouted and fled, one of the other men started walking away — collapsing on the ground after a few steps, a panicked driver skidding to a...
    PARENTS who continue to work from home once their kids go back to school are facing physical and mental health scars that could last a lifetime, experts have warned. PM Boris Johnson is urging all people to return to their workplace to boost Britain’s ailing economy. 6Working from home alone can lead to stress and depressionCredit: Shutterstock 6Chats by the office watercooler are actually good for youCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Parents who continue working from home once kids go back to school face physical and mental health scarsCredit: Alamy And as The Sun on ­Sunday ­continues its Save Our Cities ­campaign, the true cost for those working from home could be far greater than many people realise. Finance experts...
    BOSTON (CBS) – The Phantom Gourmet is returning to TV this weekend, after a two-month hiatus. The long-running show came under criticism in June, when CEO Dave Andelman posted comments on Facebook mocking Black Lives Matter protesters. Dave has since resigned from the company; his brother Dan will take over. “We’re going to look at this as the ultimate teaching moment. We’ve listened, and we’ve learned. And I think once we could put our actions to positively affect the community, I think we can really do some good,” said Dan Andelman. Andelman says those actions include a complete overhaul of the company’s culture. At the helm of diversity and inclusion training will be community activist Tito Jackson, who’ll...
    (CNN Business)Elon Musk promised that he'd show a working demo of his latest technology moonshot, a new kind of implantable chip for the brain, on Friday. And he did, but it wasn't with a human subject: Rather, it was with a pig named Gertrude.In a live-streamed event that began characteristically late, Musk unveiled three not-so-little pigs: one that did not have an implant from his brain-computer interface company, Neuralink; one that had been implanted in the past; and Gertrude, who currently has a prototype of the device.Gertrude shuffled around her pen, sniffing the ground and eating, while loud beeps and blips filled the air and a display showed real-time spikes in her brain activity. Musk explained that Gertrude had the...
    Donald Trump needs white working-class voters. Much of the Republican National Convention (RNC) was aimed at white working-class people who may not have voted in recent elections but are seen as gettable for Trump this November—if he can turn them out. But the white working class isn’t monolithic, either, and there are warning signs for Trump among the younger members of the demographic. There are also some people who’ve seen the effects of Trump the businessman or Trump the politician up close and are ready to speak out against it. And in some cases, their unions are boosting their voices. “Donald Trump’s claim that he saved Lordstown is a major misrepresentation of what is actually happening here,” said Tiffany Davis, a grade school...
    LONDON — The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concerns that the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses, leaving city centers virtual “ghost towns.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government plans to roll out a media campaign next week that will encourage employers to show staff members what they have done to protect them from COVID-19 and make it safe to return to traditional workplaces. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Friday this was the right time for many people to return to their offices because their children will be going back to school next week. He also said prolonged isolation from friends and colleagues...
    LONDON — The British government is encouraging workers to return to their offices amid concerns that the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic is hurting coffee bars, restaurants and other businesses, leaving city centers virtual “ghost towns.” Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government plans to roll out a media campaign next week that will encourage employers to show staff members what they have done to protect them from COVID-19 and make it safe to return to traditional workplaces. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Friday this was the right time for many people to return to their offices because their children will be going back to school next week. He also said prolonged isolation from friends and colleagues...
    After weeks of declines, initial unemployment claims increased by nearly 3,000 filers, going against national trends. Earlier this week, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the administration was working on setting up additional benefits for unemployment, but he didn’t say when that would be completed. “It takes a lot of set up on an internal basis for us to move forward with that so that’s what we’ve been doing,” Pritzker said at an event announcing more COVID-19 business restrictions in Will County Tuesday. Multiple messages were not returned seeking information from the Pritzker administration about how much unemployment has been paid, to how many people, and how much the state has borrowed so far this calendar year to cover...
    NHS surgeons are only working at around 50 per cent capacity as patients face record waiting times for operations, a top doc has claimed. It comes as figures show more than 50,000 people have waited a year for NHS treatment as the service feels the pinch during the coronavirus pandemic. 5Doctors have described some hospital services as like the "Mary Celeste" Credit: Getty Images - Getty Professor Neil Mortensen, president of the Royal College of Surgeons, warned the NHS is struggling to restore services amid virus prevention rules, reports The Telegraph. He said surgeons are now only able to cope with around half their normal workload due to restrictive new procedures they have to follow. The waiting list of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Abbott Labs just won emergency FDA approval for a rapid COVID-19 test they say is 97% accurate and can give you results in 15 minutes.The test is about the size of a credit card, and works using similar technology to a home pregnancy test."This requires no instrumentation, so no equipment, and results are fast, delivered in 15 minutes," said John Hackett, Abbott Divisional Vice President of Applied Research and Technology.Coronavirus testing: Where to get tested for COVID-19 in Illinois, Chicago areaThe BinaxNow test can be administered nearly anywhere by a medical professional with no extra tools, and it works with a free companion app. A patient scans their code, then the medical provider scans the test, connecting...
    OXNARD, Calif. (KABC) -- Southern California communities are facing serious challenges. Putting food on the table shouldn't be one of them.ABC7's Feed SoCal program partners with local food banks to support our communities, particularly during this time of extraordinary need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic."This has been really hard on the community, especially the working class," said James Hatcher, a 16-year-old high school student from Camarillo, "You see all these people working hard to organize this, but the people working the hardest are the families. They're trying to do everything they can to pull through this crisis. I'm glad they're getting the help they deserve, because they matter."Hatcher volunteers regularly with Food Share Ventura County."They have fresh produce...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Many people are having a hard time making ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, Aurora City Council member Alison Coombs says people making minimum wage in her city were struggling. Minimum wage in Aurora is currently $12 an hour. Coombs says, with soaring housing costs, it’s impossible to make ends meet working a 40-hour week at that rate. “A lot of folks are working two and three jobs and then what we also know from the data is that 29% of people in Aurora are paying more than 50% of their income for housing,” says Coombs. Alison Coombs (credit: CBS) That’s why Coombs is proposing to raise the...
    Brad Mondo is a YouTuber, and the founder of XMONDO Hair. Brad Mondo Brad Mondo is one of the most prominent hairdressers on YouTube, where he has more than 5.8 million subscribers. He also launched a hair-care brand, XMONDO Hair, in 2019. As part of Insider's "Beauty Files" series, Mondo talked about what it was like to grow up in his dad's salon, and remembered his past hairstyle regrets. Mondo also shared advice for people looking to make drastic hair changes, and hinted at his brand releasing hair-color products in the future. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. If you've ever turned to YouTube for hair advice, chances are that you've stumbled upon Brad Mondo's channel. At...
    From the right: Trump’s Surprises Are Working The GOP convention “is the Trump presidency in microcosm,” notes The Washington Free Beacon’s Matthew Continetti: “Precedent is overturned” and “norms disregarded” to serve the Americans in the Trump coalition — “and the whole thing makes for great television.” Even with the first lady speaking on Night Two, “the real stars” included “a Maine lobsterman, a Wisconsin dairy farmer, a truck driver from Ohio and a ­police officer from New Mexico who adopted the child of a woman ­addicted to opiates.” And the president’s surprise pardon and naturalization ceremony “worked, both as political theater and as campaign strategy,” because “Trump’s interactions with normal Americans humanize him.” In short, “Democrats have reason to worry.”...
    Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood employee turned vocal critic of abortion, will be speaking at the 2020 Republican National Convention on Tuesday. While she has only been given five minutes of speaking time, the activist recently told The Church Boys Podcast that she plans to make the most of her time and give the audience a speech that is both unforgettable and “pretty graphic,” as reported by The Blaze. “I feel like people are going to listen to this 5-minute speech and they’re going to walk away… And they’re not going to ever be able to say, ‘Wow, we had no idea that those things happen during abortion.’ They’re going to know,” Johnson told hosts Chris Field, Lucas Miles,...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Psychiatric Institute is addressing challenges including the onset of the coronavirus after ending a partnership with a private company that was meant to stabilize Alaska’s sole psychiatric hospital. The state severed ties with Wellpath Recovery Solutions in June after hiring the company in 2019 to help overcome hospital dysfunction including a threat to its major federal funding sources, The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday. The Department of Health and Social Services ended the contract with Tennessee-based Wellpath when the need for its services decreased, spokesman Clint Bennett said in an email. The institute has made progress but is functioning with fewer patients than the 80 for which it is designed, while contending with operating...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s contact tracing program is working well despite undergoing a strain in recent months during the effort to track coronavirus infections, public health officials said. The state recently increased the size of its team of contact tracers as the number of new cases went on a downward trajectory, The Anchorage Daily News reported. Public health experts believe the investigative process of tracking how a virus moves through a population is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. The continued efficiency of contact tracing depends on the actions of Alaska residents and public officials. "People are (now) getting outreached within 24 hours,” said Dr. Louisa Castrodale, an Alaska state epidemiologist. Many businesses were closed and limits on...
    Federal judge issues stay in Trump challenge of mail balloting in Pennsylvania Dollar Generals push to fill stores with fresh produce and frozen-food options gives the chain a big box feel Jaime King Reflects on Being a Working Mom: I Know My Boys Will Look Back and Be Proud Jaime King is opening up about being a working mom. © Provided by People Jaime King/Instagram On Saturday, the actress, 41, explained what it's like to part ways with her children to head to a job. King is mom to sons Leo Thames, 5, and James Knight, 6½, whom she shares with estranged husband Kyle Newman. "It’s the hardest thing in the world to say goodbye as a working mother," she...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Face mask mandates adopted in some Oklahoma communities to reduce the spread of COVID-19 seem to be working, according to a newspaper report. Data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health shows cities with mask mandates nearly cut in half their average number of new COVID-19 infections after three weeks, The Oklahoman reported Sunday. In Oklahoma, 17 localities have adopted mask ordinances, according to data compiled by the Oklahoma State Medical Association. On July 20, the rolling average of new COVID-19 virus cases in cities with mask ordinances was 457. By Aug. 12, that number had dropped 47% to 233, according to data from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Areas without mask ordinances also saw...
    She wants to grow the memory of her murdered mom by planting a farm in Central Park. Six years after Amber Tamm’s dad shot and killed her mother, the 25-year-old rooftop farmer has asked the city for a plot near the Great Lawn where she can raise vegetables — and sow the seeds of honor for the woman who raised her. “It is the only work where I can process a lot of different traumas simultaneously — the trauma of my parents and being a descendant of African American slaves and also giving people something they actually need, which is greens, food,” Tamm said. She hopes to name her patch “Seneca Village,” after the black community that once owned...
    By WILTON JACKSON, The Clarion Ledger JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Misie Brown of Jackson, Mississippi was sitting in her Algebra I class in 2016 when she was given an assignment to design a new Mississippi state flag. Brown did not understand why people were so upset about the flag. Legislators adopted Mississippi’s state flag and its Confederate battle emblem in 1894, nearly three decades after the end of the Civil War. Mississippians voted nearly two-to-one in 2001 to keep the design. After researching the state’s flag, Brown decided to share her thoughts on it in a local newspaper. “When I saw discrepancies and just blatant symbols of racism embraced by so many, I felt compelled to speak out on it,” Brown said....
    HYANNIS (CBS) – Just a short drive from the mansions of Hyannisport, tucked away in a sleepy neighborhood, are rows of ranch style homes. Few are for sale; the dwellings are modest and mostly affordable – under Cape Cod standards. “Sixty percent of the units that came out to be sold in the month of July are already under contract,” said Truro Senator Julian Cyr. “I really worry. How are we going to sustain this place year-round if working people can’t live here?” Cyr said the pandemic is driving a buying spurt as more people look to find refuge on the Cape and Islands. According to July’s Barnstable County report of real estate activity, the volume of real...
    Sen. Cory Booker told viewers of the virtual Democratic National Convention that a Joe Biden presidency will raise the minimum wage and restore dignity to working Americans. “Working people are under attack,” The New Jersey Democrat said. “The wealth gap grows, our middle class shrinks, and poverty persists.” Booker said his grandfather’s union job lifted his family out of poverty. He said Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would raise the minimum wage, “so no one who works a full time job in America lives in poverty.” Booker ran for the Democratic nomination but dropped out in mid-January. His job at the virtual DNC was to promote Biden’s agenda for workers. He criticized Trump for saying the economy is...
    The union chief representing New York City's EMTs has warned that 'people will die' as a result of Bill de Blasio's reduction in their numbers. De Blasio, the mayor of New York City, has announced that 22,000 municipal employees will lose their jobs in October. Oren Barzilay, head of EMS Local 2507, said officials have told him that 10 per cent of the city's 3,700 EMTs and paramedics will be made redundant. 'The response times will go through the roof. That would put people at risk,' Barzilay told the New York Post.  The head of a union representing the city's EMTs has said 10 per cent could lose their jobs Oren Barzilay, head of Local 2507, warned 'people...
    The Democratic National Convention is targeting blue-collar and rural workers in the Midwest after alienating them in 2016, Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt argued Wednesday. "You know, the question that matters most in every election, when you get down to it ... is [whether] this person cares about people like me," Stirewalt told "Bill Hemmer Reports." SANDERS WARNS BIDEN MUST DO MORE TO WOO WORKING CLASS "Hillary Clinton lost on that question to Donald Trump," he explained. Now, Stirewalt added, Democrats are determined "not to lose on that question again by [claiming] empathy, empathy, empathy, empathy, empathy." Empathy was a theme during the first night of the four-day convention, during which former first lady Michelle Obama accused the Trump White House of operating in "chaos" and without "empathy" as she urged voters to...
    The Democratic National Convention is targeting blue-collar and rural workers in the Midwest after alienating them in the 2016 election, Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt said Wednesday. "You know, the question that matters most in every election when you get down to it...is that this person cares about people like me," Stirewalt told "Bill Hemmer Reports." SANDERS WARNS BIDEN MUST DO MORE TO WOO WORKING CLASS "Hillary Clinton lost on that question to Donald Trump," he explained. Now, Democrats are determined "not to lose on that question again by [claiming] empathy, empathy, empathy, empathy, empathy," Stirewalt said. Empathy appeared to be a running theme during the first night of the four-day convention, during which former first lady Michelle Obama on Monday accused President Trump's White House of operating...
    New York (CNN Business)America's parents are going through a year of tough choices, and it isn't getting any easier. With the school year starting, many have to choose between their jobs and staying home to take care of their kids. More often than not, this burden falls on mothers.One in five working-age adults is unemployed because Covid-19 upended their child care arrangements, according to new research from the Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve. And of those not working, women are nearly three times more likely than men to remain home for the kids.The choice that isn't really a choiceSeveral women said the pandemic has forced them to reconsider how to balance their professional and home lives.Read MoreKelly Bebout, a...
    German researchers will test out whether universal basic income could work by handing out around $1,400 per month to a group of people for three years. The German Institute for Economic Research experiment will involve 1,500 people randomly selected throughout the country, though only 120 will receive the cash payments, The Times of London reported. Funded by about 140,000 private donors, the pilot program will give out the equivalent of $1,430 a month, putting the participants just above the poverty line. The entire group will fill out regular surveys about their lives to gauge how their attitudes and behaviors change, the outlet reported. “So far the debate has resembled a philosophical salon at best, and a religious war at...
    Even with former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive and decided nominee for the Democrats in 2020, the formalities of the party and the nominating convention, and the delegates who attend, must be observed. Which is why tonight saw the formal nomination and seconding of the nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders to the Committee. Former UAW president Bob King offered his nomination of Sanders, whom he referred to as a “great champion of the working class.” “For decades, Bernie has led the fight for working families,” said King. He said that Sanders will continue to lead in the progressive movement before placing Sanders into nomination. Good evening, bienvenidos, and thank you to everyone here today endeavoring towards a...
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., pushed back Tuesday on President Trump's claim that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is a "socialist," arguing that the former vice president "believes in capitalism and wants to get this economy working again." Klobuchar joined "Bill Hemmer Reports" after Trump's campaign described Biden as an "empty vessel" for the socialist vision pushed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. TRUMP CALLS BIDEN 'TROJAN HORSE FOR SOCIALISM' IN FIERY SPEECH AHEAD OF DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION "On nearly every issue, Biden has bowed down to the left-wing radicals running the Democrat Party," the campaign said in a statement Monday night, pointing to Biden's stances on taxes, health care, immigration, and climate change. "My first reaction is listen to the words of [former Hewlett Packard CEO] Meg Whitman, former business person, great business leader, Republican endorsing...
    (CNN)Russell Ledet didn't think going to college was in the cards for him because of how much it was going to cost.After Ledet eventually made his way to higher education by way of the US Navy, he worked at a Louisiana hospital as a security guard. Now, he's returned to that same hospital working on the front lines as a medical student during the coronavirus pandemic. Raised by a single mom, Ledet told CNN his family was on food stamps in a poor, crime-plagued neighborhood of Lakes Charles, Louisiana. Black Tulane University medical students pose at a plantation to show how the past inspired their future"When it came down to the idea of college, it was never an option,"...
    The outdoor workout space at BK Fit Studio in East Williamsburg Crystal Cox/Business Insider As gyms search for ways to safely reopen during the pandemic, some are moving outdoors. I tried an outdoor, socially-distanced workout class in New York City, and was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable I felt exercising with others.  The circuit-style workout helped keep plenty of distance between people and there was no shared equipment, helping to minimize the risks even though people weren't wearing masks.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On a typically work day, I used to spend all morning looking forward to my lunch break, when I'd duck out to the nearby fitness center and spend up to an hour...
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) accused President Donald Trump of attempting to “undermine American democracy by defunding the Postal Service.” Sanders said, “Look, you’ve got a pathological liar in the White House, which is one of many reasons why he has to be defeated. Three months ago, the Democratic House of Representatives passed a HEROES bill which would fund the post office, make sure workers in this country continue to get $600 supplement to their unemployment insurance, unemployed get at least $1200, and provide massive help to cities and states. To say Democrats aren’t working on behalf of working people, not funding the post office is another lie from Donald Trump.” He added, “I’m deeply, deeply...
    A former camera assistant on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has claimed the program's environment could be compared to the film The Devil Wears Prada, in yet another attack on the 'toxic' environment on the hugely-popular star's set. The anonymous former employee told the hosts of Australian radio show Stav, Abby & Matt that their year spent working there was tortuous, and that everyone stayed only to have the show on their resume. 'I worked there for a little over a year,' she said, speaking to the hosts on Tuesday. 'At the show there is a culture of competition. You are constantly reminded that the show is this behemoth, and it will be there with or without you.' Ellen DeGeneres has...
    Firefighters battling the massive Lake Fire north of Los Angeles had another dangerous thing to contend with —  a raging bull. A video posted Friday on Twitter shows three firefighters sprinting down a hill — just a few steps ahead of a bull with long, sharp horns. Journalist Amy Lanski shot the footage from safe inside inside a Ventura County fire truck Yikes!! No thank you!!! Glad everyone is okay! BIG THANKS to all the men and women out there working their hardest to keep people and homes safe!! @LACOFD @LACoFDPIO @VCFD + ALL the other departments! #LakeFire #lakehughesfire pic.twitter.com/eF5hrRG9y3 — Amy Lanski ???? (@AmyLanskiTV) August 14, 2020 In her tweet, Lanski wrote: “Yikes!! No thank you!!! Glad...
    South Korea tightens curbs in capital to control virus surge Yankees ace Gerrit Cole wins again, has something notable in common with Roger Clemens Ciara Talks About Working on Her New Song Rooted While ‘Literally in Labor’ Ciara released a new music video for her song "Rooted" this week and revealed in a behind-the-scenes look at its making on Friday that she was helping put the final touches on the track while in labor with son Win Harrison. © Provided by People Ciara Ciara and husband Russell Wilson welcomed little Win on July 23. "'Rooted' is a song that celebrates Black joy. It celebrates our uniqueness and strength," Ciara, 34, said in the behind-the-scenes video, which she shared on...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in Minnesota affected by the severe storms that rolled through the state Friday evening. The electric services company says it’s working as “quickly and safely as possible to assess damage and restore power.” More than 350 employees and contractors from multiple states are responding to this outage, including crews from Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. More people are expected to respond Saturday morning — with upwards of 500 employees and contractors. As of 9 p.m, more than 54,000 customers in Minnesota are without power with the vast majority of those in the Twin Cities metro area. For updated numbers of customers currently affected, click...
    Friday on Fox News Channel’s “Cavuto,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) spoke out against a payroll tax cut proposed by the Trump administration. Clyburn said even though former President Barack Obama signed a payroll tax cut in 2012, the issues facing the current economy are different because of the pandemic. Partial transcript as follows: CAVUTO: All right, so let’s talk a little bit about what the president has proposed. We talk about this measure right now to get virus relief checks out to people, much like we did when all of this started. Now, he’s added to that, as you know, on top of a payroll tax cut that he’s looking at those who earn up to $104,000 a...
    WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — A Jeannette woman is in jail after she allegedly threatened to kill police officers, neighbors and people working at the Westmoreland County Emergency Operations Center. “I wouldn’t want to be nowhere near her because I have been threatened so many times. I don’t know what she has on her. I don’t know what she’s capable of,” one neighbor said. The neighbor we spoke to didn’t want to be identified, but she’s talking about Precious Gantt of Jeannette. The 36-year-old is in jail after an eventful 24 hours of alleged criminal activity. It started Thursday when Gantt was accused of threatening to kill the staff at a Dollar General in Jeannette, as well as police officers...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday. The Idaho Department of Lands said in a news release that the person who tested positive and those who were working with the individual were isolated and returned to their home unit without interacting with other fire crews or nearby communities. Officials are working on contact tracing while firefighters continue to battle the fire. Two other people also working on the fire appeared to have symptoms like those seen in COVID-19, but they tested negative for the illness. The Pumpkin fire is burning on less than 1 square mile (2.59 square...
    Willie Jones Jr.As three Minnesotans whose families have dealt directly with the COVID-19 virus over the last few months, we know how important it is for employers and our government to take action to keep Minnesota families safe from this awful virus. That’s why we believe working people should be at the table when decisions about “reopening” the economy and workplace safety are being made. Two of us are janitors and one is a security officer. Members of our union, SEIU Local 26, clean and protect stores and commercial office buildings across the Twin Cities. As our state continues our “reopening” process, we know the risk of COVID-19 will continue to grow for many people. That is why our union...
    President Donald Trump announced during a press briefing on Tuesday that Scott Atlas, M.D., was working with the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Atlas later appeared on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” where he sounded off on the media and those setting public policy on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is Scott Atlas,” Trump said in announcing that Atlas was working with the White House. “Scott is a very famous man who’s also very highly respected — Stanford. And he’s working with us and will be working with us on the coronavirus. And he has many great ideas. And he thinks what we’ve done is really good, and now we’ll take it to a new level. And...
    If you're wondering what's the best time to get your go-to drink at Starbucks to beat the long lines, you might have to work around the schedule of those working from home.In a report published by Business Insider, the coffee chain says it has seen a major shift in peak times now that more people are working remotely.Those who typically go on an early morning coffee run before work are now going later in the morning, after 9:00 a.m.There's also another peak around 2:00 p.m., according to the report.Last month, Starbucks announced its restructuring plans as it responds to changing customer demands during the pandemic.More than 400 locations will close, but more locations will have curbside pick-up, drive-thru, and mobile-only...
    Bradley Cortright August 11, 2020 0 Comments Months of speculation as to who presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden will choose to be his running mate are coming to an end now that the former vice president has revealed his decision. On Tuesday, Biden announced that he had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) to join the ticket. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked [Kamala Harris] — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden said in a tweet. He added, “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women...