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    To start things off, H.D.S. Greenway, writing for The Boston Globe, compares the Vietnam War with the war in Afghanistan. The Americans taught the Vietnamese and the Afghans to fight as Americans fight, heavily dependent on machinery and firepower. I was shocked to read that in 20 years the US contractors who maintained military hardware in Afghanistan were not required to teach the Afghans to service the helicopters we had given them. We created an unhealthy dependency that made it difficult for our clients to stand on their own. Americans in both Afghanistan and Vietnam paid too little time getting to know the history and culture of the people they were defending. Americans paid too little attention to the tribal and ethnic make up of Afghanistan. We decided to create a highly centralized state where none had existed before. We thought American know-how would carry the day, and we made the mistake of thinking that purple dye on a finger to show that someone had voted was the answer to 1,000 years of ethnic and tribal rivalry. I remember asking an American...
    New York (CNN Business)Three of the top US newspapers are seeking the Biden administration's help getting staff and their families out of Kabul following the Taliban's takeover of the capital. The Washington Post Publisher Fred Ryan emailed White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Monday with an "urgent request on behalf of" his paper, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Ryan asked to have the publications' "204 journalists, support staff and families transported by US Military from the civilian side of the Kabul airport to the military side of the airport where they can be safe as they await evacuation flights.""They are currently in danger and need the US government to get them to safety," Ryan wrote. "Please advise as to how best to proceed."Later in the day, The Times published a separate group statement signed by the publishers of each of the three papers and addressed specifically to Biden. The statement asks the President for protected access for their Afghan colleagues to a US-controlled airport, safe passage through a protected access gate and facilitated air...
    Federal government workers, who were supposed to return to their offices this fall, are balking at in-person work with the Delta variant causing COVID cases to spike in the United States. The Biden administration, in June, released a memo outlining the goals for the large-scale return to in-person work across the government. Federal agencies were asked to respond with a detailed plan for their office buildings by July 19. That plan included hundreds of thousands of employees returning to the office after Labor Day, with a full return planned by the end of the year.   But now there is rising concern among Biden administration officials and unions representing federal workers about returning to in-person work for the more than 2.1 million federal employees, The Washington Post reported.  Federal government workers are balking at in-person work with the Delta variant causing COVID cases to spike President Joe Biden's administration has asked agencies for plans about in-person work The detailed plans submitted to the White House for the agencies reopen do include COVID provisions, including office cleaning, testing, staggered work schedules and...
    America's biggest liberal news outlets have avoided reporting on the latest Hunter Biden scandal, amid claims he inadvertently used his father’s credit card to accidentally pay an escort $25,000. The United States' most popular left-leaning publications and news networks – including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC – have made no mention of the story in the 36 hours since it was broken by the Post, and confirmed by DailyMail.com  On Wednesday evening, CNN host Jake Tapper did mention Hunter on his show - but only while discussing the president's son's paintings with Republican writer Kristin Soltis Anderson. Soltis Anderson blasted Biden for cashing in on his dad's name, and selling his artworks to anonymous buyers. But no mention was made of Biden's alleged payment to the sex worker with his dad's plastic.    This isn’t the first time mainstream media outlets ignored controversy surrounding the president’s son. They previously blanked a June 7 DailyMail.com exclusive about Hunter using the n-word, and have faced hypocrisy claims after running multiple stories on the alleged wrongdoing of Donald Trump's children...
    WWE star The Miz had a very interesting first date with his wife Maryse. During an interview with BroBible’s “Endless Hustle” podcast, The Miz revealed that the first date that he had with Ouellet was at an adult sex shop in Wichita, Kansas. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) The logic behind the bold move? He wanted to make it clear from day one that he wasn’t going to be in the friend zone. Watch the two of them break it down below. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) .@mikethemiz & @MaryseMizanin had their very first date at a sex shop. In Wichita, Kansas. They really did find love in a hopeless place. Cue the music @rihanna. Full @endless__hustle interview: https://t.co/5KEN4u1XUk pic.twitter.com/EhHC8kKShf — BroBible (@BroBible) May 11, 2021 What an incredibly lovely story! Just a truly romantic story for the ages! Imagine being on a first date, which you kind of have to use loosely here given the context, and ending up at a sex shop. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down) That’s about...
    Dua Lipa has slammed an organization that paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times that called her anti-Semitic for supporting Palestine in the ongoing conflict with Israel. In the ad, Dua, 25, and models Gigi and Bella Hadid were named by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the head of the World Values Network, as three 'mega influencers' who have 'accused Israel of ethnic cleansing' and 'vilified the Jewish state'. Dua - who is dating the Hadid sisters' brother Anwar - released a statement condemning the ad which she said contained 'blatant misrepresentations of who I am'. Hitting back: Dua Lipa has slammed an organization that paid for a full-page ad in The New York Times that called her anti-Semitic for supporting Palestine in the ongoing conflict with Israel Statement: Dua released a statement on Sunday hitting out at the ad which she said contained 'blatant misrepresentations of who I am' She wrote: 'I utterly reject the false and appalling allegations that were published today in the New York Times advertisement taken out by the World...
    The Washington Post and New York Times have been forced to correct a key claim in their coverage of Rudy Giuliani's arrest that he received an FBI briefing warning him he was the target of a Russian disinformation campaign.  Both papers had claimed the former New York City Mayor was briefed by FBI agents that he was being used by Russia to dig up dirt on Joe Biden in the leadup to the 2020 Presidential election.   A prominent correction at the top of the Washington Post story was added on Saturday.  'An earlier version of this story, published Thursday, incorrectly reported that One America News was warned by the FBI that it was the target of a Russian influence operation.  'That version also said the FBI had provided a similar warning to Rudolph W. Giuliani, which he has since disputed.  'This version has been corrected to remove assertions that OAN and Giuliani received the warnings,' the correction added. The New York Times quickly followed suit, placing a retraction at the bottom of their story.    'An earlier version of this article misstated whether...
    Former New York Times editor Bari Weiss has accused her previous employer of being too 'woke' to cover the growing row about New York City's private schools, after a teacher and a parent objected to the curriculum in two of the city's most elite academic institutions. Paul Rossi, a math teacher, was told on Sunday that he had been 'relieved of his teaching duties' by Grace Church School in the East Village of Manhattan following his April 13 essay published on Weiss' site. Andrew Gutmann, whose daughter attended The Brearley School, an all-girls private school in New York City, located on the Upper East Side, wrote a letter, also on April 13, to other parents complaining about efforts to 'brainwash' students with 'woke' philosophies rather than teaching them how to think on their own. Weiss, who was the first to publish Gutmann's letter on April 16, on Monday denounced her former employer for ignoring their stories. 'In a sane world, you would have read Paul Rossi's essay or Andrew Gutmann's letter in the paper of record,' she wrote. Bari...
    It’s no secret that TikTok is one of the platforms that brands across all categories and their marketing teams are trying to crack right now. The reason is none other than the interest that this platform has aroused among users around the world, a situation that translates into a great opportunity to create new connections with audiences and generate potential new clients. TikTok have shown that the social network is efficient in shortening the conversion funnel, more effectively than the rest of the social media platforms. These findings come from the hand of a Kantar study, which indicates that users who interact with Hashtag Challenges buy the brands with which they connect. According to the study, these TikTok campaigns are capable of generating above-average earnings in various indicators: Brand awareness: 5.1 percent more than averageMessage association: 3.4 percent compared to the average 2.8 percent,Brand acceptance: 4.6 percent compared to 1.8 percentPurchase intent: 3.2 percent versus the average 1.8 percent To this must be added that we are talking about a platform with great power to reach a large...
    Alastair Pike/AFP, Getty Images High-level New York Post editors have instructed reporters to not use reporting from CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, and The New York Times as the sole basis for stories, according to a New York Times report. President Donald Trump, who has often received support from Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlets – including the New York Post, Fox News, and Fox Business – has long sought to diminish the credibility of the four news operations, often referring to them as “fake news” and calling them, and other media sources, the “enemy of the people.” The Post, like many news sites, regularly publishes articles based solely on other news outlets’ reporting, without independent corroboration, according to the Times. Going forward, Post reporters will need to separately confirm the content of a story from one of the four now-forbidden sources before publishing. According to the Times, who confirmed the memo with three journalists, no explanation was given as to why those four sources are prohibited. The Times story also rightly notes that the directive from Post editors comes one week...
    Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria recently became the target of online backlash, after she was accused of 'faking' her Spanish heritage and accent. And Amy Schumer, who has a history of poking fun at Hilaria, used Instagram to comment on the 36-year-old yoga instructor's cultural controversy on Sunday. 'I get it. I went to Spain a couple times and loved it too,' captioned the comedian, 39, who included a cucumber emoji. Too good: Amy Schumer took to Instagram on Sunday to poke fun at Hilaria Baldwin's cultural controversy The portion of Schumer's post that earned her the most praise was the cucumber emoji that she added to the end of her caption. The emoji was a direct reference to one viral clip of Hilaria pretending not to know the 'English word' for cucumber, while conjuring up a recipe on a cooking show. Emily Ratajkowski, clearly amused by Schumer's playful dig, wrote: 'That cucumber emoji really hits!' The model, 29, also thanked Amy for making the post to begin with.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Amy Schumer is all...
    Dan Froomkin October 16, 2020 8:00PM (UTC) This article was co-produced with Press Watch, a new website that monitors and critiques American political coverage. Please consider supporting Press Watch by making a donation. NBC did a terrible disservice to the public by ceding to Donald Trump's demand to counterprogram Joe Biden's ABC town hall on Thursday night. But the net effect on political journalism turned out to be quite positive. The dueling town halls actually forced several top journalists to directly address the extraordinary imbalance between the two candidates and what they represent, rather than get distracted by the spectacle. : Just as I was despairing over how so many campaign stories understate the cataclysmic consequences of a second Trump term — normalizing the election, treating it like a game, framing the coverage as if there were a rational choice each way — a small step forward: Our top political reporters were faced on deadline with the obvious, extreme contrast between a deranged, blustery, power-hungry liar with no sense of decency and no plans on the one hand, and a relatively...
    It quickly became clear that in their attempts to strangle the Hunter Biden story, two social media giants left themselves gasping for air. Twitter and Facebook took major steps to squelch the New York Post piece, but wound up giving it far more attention than if they had done nothing and let their millions of users share it freely. For Twitter in particular, if you had to come up with a plan to reinforce conservative complaints about its liberal bias, you could hardly do better than for the tech giant to lock the Trump campaign’s account. Not to mention that of press secretary Kayleigh McEnany as well. Hashtag: #Fail In fact, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey admitted in a tweet that the company’s conduct--censoring stories and locking accounts with little public explanation--was “unacceptable.” You got that right, Jack. But then he didn’t do anything to fix it, apparently viewing the self-inflicted wound as just a PR problem. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans plan to subpoena Dorsey next week. TWITTER LOCKS OFFICIAL TRUMP CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT OVER SHARING HUNTER BIDEN VIDEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook...
    The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are among the major outlets that have said they will not be sending reporters to travel with President Donald Trump as he returns to the campaign trail this week.  The news organizations are wary of sending staff without basic assurances that the health of reporters will be protected, the New York Times reports. Three White House correspondents tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks, as Trump and his staff continue to flout protocols such as mask wearing that reduce the risk of the spread of the virus.  It comes as Trump returns to campaign rallies despite being hospitalized with the virus for three days last week and concerns over how infectious he still may be.      The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post are among the major outlets that have said they will not be sending reporters to travel with President Donald Trump as he returns to the campaign trail this week. He held a rally in Florida on Monday, pictured President Donald Trump...
    While the pandemic has made everything dull, we’re glad that there are some good things coming our way and one of the cutest announcements to happen recently, has been the news of John Legend and Chrissy Teigen expecting again. The duo confirmed the pregnancy through Legend’s new music video of the song “Wild”. Also later, Chrissy shared a video of herself on Twitter where she was seen cradling the baby bump and saying, “Look at this third baby shit.” Fans of the couple are over the moon with this news. The couple tied the knot in 2013 and are parents to kids Luna, 4 and Miles, 2. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen Expecting Their Third Child. The news of baby no 3 for Legend and Teigen has certainly left netizens dancing with joy and we bet fans can’t wait to see the family’s new addition in Legend’s upcoming music videos. The video of his new song “Wild” already features the complete family with the third baby on the way and it’ll only get cuter once the bundle of joy...
    For anyone with big music-festival plans this summer, the countdown to 2021 has already begun in hopes that the coronavirus — the grinch that stole this concert season — will be gone. Here are some of the major fests — and artists — we missed out on in 2020: Coachella CoachellaChristopher Polk/REX The big daddy of festivals, this musical pilgrimage to the California desert was first postponed from April until October. And then it was canceled altogether for this year, depriving thousands of the chance to see headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine. Governors Ball Music Festival Governors Ball Music FestivalAndronika Zimmerman / NY Post Gov Ball was all set to celebrate its 10th anniversary in stellar style during the first weekend of June. Missy Elliott, Vampire Weekend, Miley Cyrus, Solange and Stevie Nicks were among the music stars scheduled to descend upon Randalls Island. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Bonnaroo Music & Arts FestivalFilmMagic for Bonnaroo In addition to fellow headliners Tool and Tame Impala, Lizzo was supposed to be having everybody feeling good as...
    The day Chad Daybell and Lori Vallow predicted as the end of the world has come and gone. The doomsday-obsessed couple — who are in custody on charges tied to the disappearance and death of two of Vallow’s children — believed the apocalypse would hit Wednesday, according to Idaho outlet KSL-TV. Friends have said the husband and wife were part of a doomsday cult called Preparing a People, which believes in readying for the second coming of Jesus Christ and the end of days. Daybell has penned numerous books about the end of the world and even wrote about a past career as a gravedigger. He claimed to have had visions of two earthquakes hitting the Wasatch Front in Utah as a sign of the impending Judgement Day. “The first one is moderate and it disrupts life for a few weeks. Many older brick buildings crumble and roads suffer damage, but repairs are made quickly,” he wrote in a September 2015 blog post, according to the station. In his 2007 end-of-times book “The Great Gathering,” he described a 5.7 magnitude...
    Iconoclast: The Poverty of Cancel Culture The intellectuals being canceled “by the new revolution” were “products of the last cultural revolution” — and that one was a lot more fun, observes Matt Taibbi on his blog. The “animating principle” of the “sixties liberation movements” was that “once ignorance was conquered, we would be free to celebrate our common humanity.” That message “made great art,” and the left sold it “to the rest of the country by making music even squares and reactionaries couldn’t resist.” Nobody “needed to be driven by whip” toward the ideas of “peace, love, forgiveness and humor” — they “were born with a hunger for it, which is why it became culturally hegemonic for half a century after Vietnam and Woodstock.” The “woke revolution does the opposite,” with its “impenetrable vocabulary of oppression,” “total lack of humor” and “love of snitching and decency committees.” Foreign desk: Beijing’s Unhealthy Health Policy Whatever democracies do to “keep people safe” in the wake of COVID-19, they must resist the public-health vision of China’s leaders, Sheena Chestnut Greitens and Julian Gewirtz...
    POP songs are the happiest and most upbeat in years, data shows. The tempo of the top 20 is at an 11-year high. Dua Lipa, The Weeknd and Lady Gaga have released faster tracks despite Covid-19. Pop had been getting slower in the past few years, with the likes of Ariana Grande using hip-hop influences in songs. Lyrics also took a darker turn, with themes of loneliness, fear and anxiety. By 2017, the average tempo of a hit single in Britain was 104 beats per minute, down from 124 bpm in 2009. But just three years later, the trend is now in reverse with an average bpm in 2020 of 122. The BBC analyzed info from AcousticBrainz, which has data on 50 million songs, with ratings for danceability, energy and positivity. Dua Lipa.Getty Images Music expert Charlie Harding said: “An upbeat shift happened in the Great Depression and the Second World War. “We need sounds that help us forge a path to the world we want to live in, not the one we are inhabiting.” Filed under dua lipa , ...
    Protest beat: The Twin Cities in Ruins The media “might have ‘moved on’ from the riots in Minneapolis, but residents have nowhere to go,” reports Michael Tracey at The Wall Street Journal. “Much of the Twin Cities is still in ruins. Boarded-up storefronts still display makeshift notices that read ‘black-owned’ or ‘minority-owned’ to ward off further destruction.” Long Her, an immigrant whose clothing store had much of its inventory looted, says he still hasn’t heard from authorities. Flora Westbrooks, whose hair salon was burned to the ground, is waiting for officials to update her on what, if anything, can be done. Meanwhile, notes Tracey, “ ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs dot the yards of countless leafy homes across the area.” Westbrook’s neighbor, a white woman, displays one in her window. “Westbrooks, who is black, does not.” Urban desk: How To Destroy Cities “On the surface, progressive ‘blue America’ ” seems strong, with President Trump polling poorly and Joe Biden placating his party’s “activist and identitarian wings” — but, Joel Kotkin notes at Tablet, “woke progressives” are “undermining their own urban base” through “crushingly...
    Ahmad Ayyad didn’t seem like someone who would be high risk for the coronavirus. The 40-year-old athlete regularly competed in obstacle courses, ran marathons and boxed. Still, he spent 25 days on a ventilator suffering from the coronavirus. “I get the flu every year, and I’m down for two or three days and then I’m better,” says Ayyad, in a press release from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Washington, DC, where he was treated. “This is not the flu. People need to be careful and know that it can happen to anybody.” “He had no reason why he would be at more risk than anyone else. But there could be factors that we don’t yet fully understand,” says Dr. Sandra Zaeh, a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellow at the Johns Hopkins. In early March, Ayyad traveled to Florida for three days with his brother. On March 11, he spiked a fever and began to weaken. Ahmad AyyadJohns Hopkins Medicine Looking back, his symptoms were hallmarks of the coronavirus: coughing, sneezing and loss of appetite, CNN reports. Ayyad thought he had...
    It’s all just a game of thrones to you people. Employees at Queen’s Scottish vacation home are raising a stink over op-poo-turnistic pedestrians using the royal retreat’s grounds as a toilet. The excremental desecration comes amid coronavirus reopening measures that allow UK citizens out and about while public bathrooms remain shuttered. “Disappointed to see so many wipes discarded on the Estate today,” Tweeted a staffer at Balmoral Castle, a sprawling 50,000 acre property in Scotland where her highness spends several weeks a year, reports CNN. They added that “people are choosing to relieve themselves right next to busy paths or monuments rather than move a little bit further away to avoid contamination.” However, the scat bandits likely aren’t crapping on the Queen’s castle for s–ts and giggles. The estate employee noted that “there are no public toilets open for miles around at the moment,” referencing coronavirus-sparked closures that have left pedestrians with few public places to pop a squat. The staffer even took sympathy on their plight, tweeting “if you need to pee, please do so at least 30 metres...
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A 72-year-old California woman was gored and injured multiple times by a wild bison at Yellowstone National Park after repeatedly approaching the animal to take its photograph, park administrators said Monday. The woman was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment of her injuries following the June 25 incident. She was not identified and her current condition is unknown. The woman was at her campsite at the park’s Bridge Bay Campground when she approached within 10 feet (3 meters) of the animal multiple times prior to being gored, park officials said. Run-ins between visitors and bison, also known as buffalo, occur periodically at Yellowstone. The animals are normally placid but can respond aggressively and charge when approached. Park biologist Chris Geremia said that’s what appeared to happen in the latest instance, with the bison responding to what it perceived as a threat when the woman got too close. Visitors are required to stay at least 25 yards (23 meters) away from large animals, including bison, elk, bighorn sheep, deer, moose and coyotes, and at least...
    City Comptroller Scott Stringer last week joined the parade slamming Chancellor Richard Carranza for his failure to plan properly for reopening schools in the fall. “While I can appreciate the complexities involved in making many of these decisions, there is no good reason why planning and preparation for the fall — as well as communication with parents and staff — is not more advanced,” wrote Stringer. So far, the Department of Education has bandied about the idea of phased start days and staggered classes to allow for social distancing. Fair enough — but far from concrete. Carranza & Co. have given kids, parents, teachers and even principals no clue how (or if) anything will work. The DOE also just dashed the hopes of thousands of parents by announcing that it won’t even offer in-school special-ed classes over the summer. Sigh: That could have been an excellent small-scale dry-run for the fall, allowing for school staff to learn valuable lessons. Carranza, meanwhile used the last day of school to push his same old agenda, with an open letter proclaiming, “We all...
    Arizona smashed its own single-day record for the new coronavirus infections Sunday — logging 3,858 more cases, according to a report. The figure soared past the state’s previous day’s record-breaking 3,591 cases, news station KTAR reported. It was the eighth time this month the Grand Canyon State has broken records with its daily case count. The state has recorded at least 73,908 cases, with infections rising at a faster rate than testing has increased in recent weeks, according to the outlet. The grim record comes as large crowds flocked to the Salt River east of Phoenix over the weekend to beat the heat. Dozens of people, many of whom were seen without face masks, were photographed packed together tubing along the river. Gov. Doug Ducey has called on Arizonans to take more steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including staying home except when necessary and wearing face masks in public, KTAR reported. “The rate of the spread of this virus is unacceptable and it is time for us to step up our actions and our personal responsibilities regarding this...
    Two people were killed and at least four more had to be hospitalized Saturday after a man crashed his car into a Northern California Walmart distribution center and started shooting with an AR-type weapon, officials said. The mayhem began at around 3 p.m., when the shooter rammed his vehicle into the Red Bluff City building about 131 miles north of Sacramento, starting a small fire, CNN reported. Then the sound of gunfire was heard, and responding police officers shot the suspected gunman, KHSL-TV reported. His condition wasn’t released, the station said. But hospital officials told the station that the four hospitalized victims were all in fair condition. The shooter had first circled the parking lot four times before crashing into the building with his semi-automatic long gun, the Record-Searchlight newspaper reported,. citing Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston. The shooter used an “AR-type weapon,” emergency dispatchers told the newspaper. There were about 200 workers inside the facility, some of whom locked themselves in a room, employees told KHSL-TV. Survivor Scott Thammakhanty, an employee who unloads trucks at the facility’s receiving...
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney is accessorizing his cowboy hats with coronavirus face masks — and joining the taunting hashtag #realmenwearmasks. Cheney’s daughter, Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, tweeted a photo of her father Friday donning a standard-issue paper face covering. “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK,” she wrote in the caption. The high-ranking House Republican was seemingly joining in on the online jab at President Trump and fellow GOP members who shun masks. The president has refused to wear a face mask in public, against the advice of his health experts. The VP-PSA came as the United States experiences a massive upswing in new coronavirus cases. On Thursday the US broke its single-day record for COVID-19 cases when at least 40,173 people tested positive for the virus and another more than 2,400 died. And by Saturday morning, The United States recorded the largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases Friday, as the nationwide death toll exceeded 125,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were just under 2.5 million confirmed cases in the US by Saturday morning. New York State continues...
    Racial tensions are boiling over at the Los Angeles Times, which held a nearly five-hour town hall on Wednesday to address a “crisis” over the paper’s diversity practices. The emotional town hall followed a letter sent Tuesday to owner Dr. Patrick Soon Shiong, Executive Editor Norm Pearlstine and managing editors Kimi Yoshino and Scott Kraft criticizing the company’s handling of race issues. “Over the last two weeks, black former Times journalists have come forward with stories of racist treatment, marginalization and neglect in our newsroom over the last three decades,” said the letter signed by 15 member of the Black Caucus of the LA Times News Guild and 183 other guild members. “The nation’s reckoning over race has put a much-needed spotlight on inequities at The Times. We are in a crisis and it is not new.” The letter noted that currently there are only 26 black journalists. The newsroom staff numbers over 500. It said the Times should hire enough staff to reflect the percentage of blacks in Los Angeles County. “The Times would need to hire 18 black...
    A for-hire driver was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after he was stabbed 11 times early Thursday in the Bronx, police and police sources said. Police responded to a 911 call of a man stabbed around 12:03 a.m. at East 152 and Union Avenue in the South Bronx. They found a 38-year-old man in a gray Toyota Camry, cops said. His car bore Taxi & Limousine Commission plates and he was known to drive for Uber, police and transportation sources said. The man was taken to Lincoln Medical Center in critical condition. It was unclear whether anything was stolen, and police had not established a motive yet. Filed under nypd ,  stabbings ,  the bronx ,  6/25/20 Share this article: Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy Read Next NYPD precinct commander is quitting in protest Read Next NYPD precinct commander is quitting in protest Share Selection Trending Now on NYPost.com This story has been shared 154,388 times. 154,388 NJ family drowned...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that as many as 10 times more Americans may be infected with coronavirus than earlier estimates suggested — which means as many as 20 million may have contracted the virus, but also that the mortality rate may be lower than thought. “Our best estimate right now is that for every case that’s reported, there actually are 10 other infections,” CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said on a call with reporters Thursday, NBC News reported. “This virus causes so much asymptomatic infection. The traditional approach of looking for symptomatic illness and diagnosing it obviously underestimates the total amount of infections,” he continued. The CDC estimate is based on serology testing used to determine the presence of antibodies that show whether an individual has had the disease. Redfield again urged Americans to maintain social distancing, wear face coverings and wash their hands frequently. “The most powerful tool that we have is social distancing,” Redfield said. “If you must go out into the community, being in contact with fewer people is better than many,”...
    Regal Cinemas, one of the largest movie theater chains in the US, has announced a plan to show classic movies and fan favorites when they reopen instead of blockbuster titles. According to Variety, the theatre chain plans to show favorites such as “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Jaws”  and “Black Panther.” The move comes just weeks before the release of “Mulan” on July 24 and “Tenet” on July 31. In accordance with the CDC’s social distancing guidelines, all theaters will have a 50 percent reduced capacity when they reopen on July 10. In addition, Regal will increase cleanings between showings as well as introducing contactless payment. Employees and customers will also be required to wear gloves and facemasks. On July 17, The Nolan series, featuring “Inception” and “Interstellar” will be screened along with the 2017 live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”. The National Association of Theatre Owners has also issued guidelines for the reopening of movie theaters. Filed under Coronavirus ,  movie theaters ,  regal entertainment ,  6/25/20 Share this article: Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email...
    Swarms of desert locusts have been blanketing East Africa for months — ravaging crops and potentially threatening the livelihoods of 10 percent of the world’s population, experts are warning. An unprecedented amount of locusts, the oldest migratory pests in the world, have been chomping through fields in the Horn of Africa since at least January, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. “In Kenya, it’s the worst outbreak they’ve had to face in the last 70 years,” Keith Cressman, FAO’s senior locust forecasting officer, told NPR. “In India or Pakistan, it’s probably the worst they’ve had to face in the last quarter of a century.” And the problem is only going to get worse — swarms of second-generation of spring-bred locusts are popping up in Kenya, the FAO said. The new spawn is expected to migrate north to summer breeding areas in Sudan and Ethiopia, where they’ll quickly mature and lay eggs. “Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Pakistan, and India should remain on high alert during the next four weeks,” FAO said in a June 20 advisory. “West Africa...
    A Brazillian court has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a mask when out in public, ruling that he has a “constitutional obligation” to follow precautionary measures amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The president has a constitutional obligation to follow the laws in force in the country, as well as to promote the general welfare of the people, which means taking the necessary measures to protect citizens’ right to health,” Judge Renato Borelli wrote, according to the AFP. The ruling also applies to Bolsonaro’s cabinet and staff. The far-right leader has flouted protective measures, dismissed the severity of the pandemic and minimized its danger. As of Tuesday, Brazil reported more than 1.1. million COVID-19 cases and more than 51,200 deaths — the second-highest of any country, according to Johns Hopkins University. Despite the large figures, Bolsonaro has been seen in public without a mask, gathering with large crowds, shaking hands with strangers and ignoring social distancing measures. He has argued that the protocols to combat the pandemic could be more dangerous than the outbreak itself. The case against him was brought...
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo keeps trying to dodge the blame for Health Commissioner Howard Zucker’s deadly nursing-home order by pretending that The Post has created a phony scandal for purely partisan reasons. It’s a big, fat lie — and easily disproven. At least three times in the last month, he’s pushed his “it’s just all politics, and it’s frankly The New York Post” line, claiming it’s a vendetta by columnists Michael Goodwin and Bob McManus. Huh. Then why have The Associated Press and Politico reported the same basic facts? Why has PolitiFact (run by the nonprofit Poynter Institute) debunked his claims? The central issue is Zucker’s March 25 order telling New York nursing homes to admit patients from hospitals without regard to their COVID-19 status — indeed, without testing. That mandate clearly led to some of the thousands of coronavirus fatalities in the state. Just this week, the distinctly left-leaning ProPublica reported that Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin told the county-run Van Rensselaer Manor to defy the order and refuse to admit any COVID-positive patients. That 320-bed home hasn’t had a...
    An Army veteran allegedly fired a gun at least nine times at another car in a Dicks Sporting Goods parking lot during a road rage incident in Georgia Thursday, according to a report. Joe Harvey, 52, allegedly emptied his 9mm pistol firing at a Chevy Trailblazer that Velisha Hearlson, 39, and her 15-year-old daughter were driving in in Columbus, Ga, the Ledger-Enquirer reporter. The first five rounds hit Harvey’s own Chevy Silverado pickup truck while the next four bullets landed on the hood of Hearlson’s car, officials said, according to the outlet. The two cars had been driving in the same direction when Hearlson drove in front of Harvey, Officer Michael Clements testified in court Friday. Angered by being cut off, Harvey then allegedly followed Hearlson into the parking lot where things heated up with the pair honking and screaming insults at each other, the site reported. As Hearlson revved her engine, Harvey allegedly began loading his firearm — which could hold up to ten rounds. After firing the weapon he then allegedly pulled over, set his gun down and...
    The FBI on Friday said it is taking a “fresh look” at the Breonna Taylor case in Kentucky — as agents descended on the scene of the racially charged, fatal police shooting. “FBI Louisville is conducting an independent investigation into all aspects of the death of Breonna Taylor,” the federal bureau tweeted.  “When investigating potential civil rights violations, the FBI will take a fresh look at all the evidence, including interviewing witnesses who have already spoken to the original investigating agency, interviewing witnesses who have not yet spoken to law enforcement, and examining all physical and video evidence to better understand what transpired. “Today’s action is part of this process.” Taylor, a 26-year-old black EMT, was killed in a barrage of police bullets at her home March 13 when three white plainclothes cops barged in as part of a drug probe. Taylor’s boyfriend has said he thought the officers were intruders and fired his gun at them, prompting them to unleash a hail of more than 25 bullets, striking Taylor eight times and killing her. No drugs were found at...
    Social media giant Twitter permanently banned controversial British political commentator Katie Hopkins for violating the platform’s “hateful conduct” policy, a report said Friday. The conservative commentator, who has garnered more than a million followers on the platform — had recently lost her “verified” status on the website, the Guardian reported. “Keeping Twitter safe is a top priority for us. Abuse and hateful conduct have no place on our service and we will continue to take action when our rules are broken,” the company told the Guardian in a statement. “In this case, the account has been permanently suspended for violations of our hateful conduct policy,” they added. Hopkins has drawn criticism for a number of her controversial statements, such as referring to immigrants as “cockroaches” and most recently criticizing Black Lives Matter protesters. She’d also previously suggested a photo of a dead Syrian boy who had washed up on a beach was staged. Filed under conservatives ,  hate speech ,  social media ,  twitter ,  6/19/20 Share this article: Share this:FacebookTwitter Flipboard WhatsAppEmailCopy Read Next Stepmom of...
    The stepmother of a former Atlanta police officer charged in the killing of Rayshard Brooks was fired from her job at a mortgage company for creating an “uncomfortable working environment,” a report said Friday. Melissa Rolfe, stepmother of former cop Garrett Rolfe, was canned from her job as the human resources director of Equity Prime Mortgage, in part because of social media posts, NBC affiliate WXIA-TV reported. In a statement to the news station, the company said fellow employees no longer felt comfortable “engaging” with Melissa. They did not expand on what she posted on social media or when she posted it. “As an HR director, she ultimately lost the confidence of her peers, leadership, and many employees who no longer felt comfortable engaging with her,” the company said in the statement. “We value diversity of thought and respect Melissa’s personal views and the views of all employees; however, when those views create a hostile working environment, we must make difficult decisions to part ways,” thy added. They added that the company is devoted to bringing wealth to black communities...
    The Chinese capital city of Beijing has successfully contained its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, a top Chinese health official said Thursday. The second-largest Chinese city has seen this month at least 158 infections linked to the wholesale food center of Xinfadi. “The epidemic in Beijing has been brought under control,” said Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist of China’s Center for Diseases Prevention and Control, of the largest outbreak since February Wu said there has been a downward trend since the peak of the recent crisis on June 13. On Wednesday, new confirmed cases fell to 21, down from 31 the previous day. “When I say that it’s under control, that doesn’t mean the number of cases will turn zero tomorrow or the day after,” he said. “The trend will persist for a period of time, but the number of cases will decrease, just like the trend that we saw in January and February.” Hundreds of thousands of residents have been tested in the past few days as authorities raced to those who caught the virus at Xinfadi or were...
    Machine Gun Kelly is wearing his heart on his Instagram Story. The “Bad Things” musician, 30, gave fans a glimpse of his personal life when he shared a video from his picnic with a woman that could be rumored girlfriend Megan Fox. In the clip, the duo sits on a blanket covered with roses and enjoys sushi as the sun sets on Los Angeles. “In love,” he wrote over the video. The romantic footage will only further fuel the rumors that he and his “Bloody Valentine” music video co-star are dating following her split from estranged husband Brian Austin Green. The former “Transformers” actress, 34, has been spotted with Kelly numerous times in LA, and was even photographed kissing him, which seemed to confirm their relationship. Green, meanwhile, has been spending time with Courtney Stodden. Filed under celebrity social media ,  machine gun kelly ,  megan fox ,  6/17/20 Share this article: Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Flipboard WhatsAppClick to email this to a friend (Opens in...
    Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan suggested that on Sunday that it's "acceptable" for journalists to be activists for civil rights. Sullivan addressed the inner turmoil that took place at The New York Times last week involving the uproar over an op-ed penned by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., as well as obstacles journalists have faced in recent weeks like sustaining injuries from the George Floyd protests and the massive layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic by insisting that journalists "could come out of stronger and better" if they "grapple with some difficult questions." "The core question is this: In this polarized, dangerous moment, what are journalists supposed to be?" Sullivan asked. "Pose that question to most members of the public, and you might get an answer something like this: 'Just tell me the bare facts. Leave your interpretation out of it. And don’t be on anyone’s side.' That’s an appealing idea at first blush. It’s also one that doesn’t always work, especially right now." AXIOS LETTING JOURNALISTS TO ATTEND GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, WILL WORK TO PAY BAIL IF THEY'RE ARRESTED, REPORT SAYS...
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