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    The Republican National Committee (RNC) and President Donald Trump’s campaign are opposed to the idea of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) altering the rules for the remaining 2020 presidential debates, which they think would assist Democratic nominee Joe Biden, The Hill reported. RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel appeared on Fox News Thursday morning to address her concerns about possible changes to established debate rules, according to The Hill. She alluded in the appearance to the possibility that the CPD might change the debate rules to assist Biden, saying that he was allowed not to answer tough questions that came up in Tuesday’s debate. “I hope the Committee on Presidential Debates does not change the rules to once again protect Joe Biden from answering to the American people,” McDaniel said. McDaniel has also said she would like candidates to be required to answer questions, per the same report. Trump campaign...
    London (CNN)The European Union has launched legal proceedings against the UK after it failed to withdraw legislation that would breach the Brexit deal both sides signed last year and break international law. The announcement comes after weeks of controversy since Boris Johnson's government revealed its plans to put in place legislation that would override a specific part of the Withdrawal Agreement called the Northern Ireland Protocol.Speaking in Brussels, Ursula von Der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, said that the EU had invited the UK to "remove the problematic parts of their draft internal market bill by the end of September." She said that the draft bill is "by its very nature a breach of the obligation of good faith laid down in the Withdrawal Agreement," adding that "it will be in full contradiction" of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Since the UK government has not pulled this legislation, the Commission...
    President Donald Trump announced the 1776 Commission during a Sept. 17 Constitution Day event at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., titled the “White House Conference on American History.”
    I’ve written this many times, but it needs to be written again: The institutions of democracy are only as strong as the people who run them. Before Donald Trump, we tended to think that because these institutions have been around for so many years, they’re sturdy and stable and one man can’t destroy them in a mere four years. But now we’ve learned that no institution of democracy is inherently stable or strong. They’re only as strong as the people who are in charge of them. The special counsel’s office can be strong. But Robert Mueller decided, at the moment his nation needed him most, to be weak. Congress can be a strong check on presidential power. But Republicans have turned that to mush. The Department of Justice can also be a strong defender of democratic principle against an abusive president. But Bill Barr is a fascist. Now, let’s consider...
              As part of the Senate’s bill for the biennial budget, one amendment offers details and more specifics on the proposed Virginia Redistricting Commission. Included in the budget amendment item 4-14 is eligibility criteria for citizen commission members, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and public participation in the redistricting process. For background, the Virginia Redistricting Commission would consist of 16 commissioners responsible for drawing Virginia’s legislative and congressional districts after the completion of the 2020 U.S. Census. The commission would include eight legislators from the General Assembly – two lawmakers from the majority and minority parties of each legislative body – and eight citizens to be chosen by the Redistricting Commission Selection Committee. The selection committee would be made up of five retired circuit court Judges who would consider the racial, ethnic, geographic, and gender diversity of the Commonwealth when selecting citizens. The...
    A new proposal could require Californians to work remotely three days a week - even after the COVID-19 pandemic - to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to aid in environmental efforts. A number of Bay Area residents, including employees at large tech firms, were concerned over a new proposal approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Wednesday. The controversial proposal would effectively ensure that sizable, office-based companies kept 60 per cent of their workers at home on any given workday to curb climate change.   'Given the changes in travel patterns during the coronavirus pandemic, there was strong support for bolder policies on this front in the Final Blueprint, including a mandate for office-based employers,' the proposal read. 'To ensure this strategy achieves equity goals, a complementary strategy to expand internet access in underserved communities was added to the Economy Element as well.' The Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted on a proposal...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Nashville based attorney Jim Roberts to the newsmakers line. During the third hour, Roberts explains the current situation regarding the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act that is being illegally stalled by Metro legal and the national election committee in hopes of squashing it from getting on the ballot December 5th. Leahy: We are now joined by our good friend Jim Roberts the man who got the Nashville Taxpayer Protection Act to the national election commission. They verified the votes but gee, they haven’t sent it on to the Metro clerk’s office officially, I guess for the election that’s supposed to happen on December 5th. According to the rule of law...
    Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for An Economy that Works for People.BERND VON JUTRCZENKA | AFP | Getty Images The European Commission on Thursday put forward plans to regulate crypto-assets in what will be its first ever attempt to oversee the nascent technology. The executive arm of the EU has said that "the future of finance is digital" but that it's important to mitigate "any potential risks." The new legislation wants to reduce these risks for investors, while also giving legal certainty to those issuing these assets. One of the aims of the new legislation is for the EU to reduce "market fragmentation" in this space, European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told CNBC exclusively on Thursday, mentioning that many digital finance providers are only working within one member nation. The new plan will mean that crypto-asset companies authorized by one of the 27 EU...
    Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged foreign leaders to “secure unalienable rights” in a United Nations speech on Wednesday, which laid the “crisis” in international human rights at the feet of longtime American adversaries and multilateral bodies like the UN. “Authoritarian governments, from China to Iran to Venezuela, are depriving our fellow human beings of their basic rights,” he said. “Meanwhile, many multinational organizations have lost their way, focusing on partisan policy preferences while failing to defend fundamental rights.” Pompeo’s speech, which was part of an event hosted by the United States during the UN General Assembly, was marketed as a celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the foundational document for decades of human rights policy. Instead, Pompeo promoted his own narrowly-defined idea of human rights, which was formalized...
    Washington (CNN)The presidential debates are around the corner, with Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump set to square off for the first time on stage next week. All debates are scheduled to take place from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET on their respective dates without commercial breaks. Here's what we know about the format and schedule of the four general election debates. First presidential debate, September 29 The first debate between Biden and Trump will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 29, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland.Read MoreWallace selected the following topics for the first debate: "The Trump and Biden Records," "The Supreme Court," "Covid-19," "The Economy," "Race and Violence in our Cities," and "The Integrity of the Election," according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.Each segment will last about 15 minutes, and the...
    The topics for the first presidential debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden were posted Tuesday. They were selected by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, who will moderate the debate next week. The Commission on Presidential Debates, the nonprofit and nonpartisan group that sponsors presidential debates, posted the selected topics to be discussed at the debate, which will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. They are as follows: The Trump and Biden Records The Supreme Court Covid-19 The Economy Race and Violence in our Cities The Integrity of the Election Each of these topics will be discussed in six 15-minute segments, "to encourage deep discussion of the leading issues facing the country." There is no particular order of discussion, and the debate may begin with any...
    On Thursday, President Trump announced that he would be creating a “patriotic education” initiative called the “1776 Commission” that will develop a “pro-American curriculum” for the nation’s schools. Attacking the New York Times’ Pulitzer-winning 1619 Project and other anti-racist educational frameworks as “toxic propaganda,” a “crusade against American history,” and “a form of child abuse,” Trump claimed that “patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country.” Trump’s remarks are part of an ongoing conservative response to the 1619 Project, one that has frequently emphasized 1776 instead—as, for example, did the Woodson Center’s 1776 Project, which creator Bob Woodson described as a “challenge to those who assert America is forever defined by past failures.” Woodson, Trump, and all those voices advocating for 1776 consistently frame their arguments as exemplary patriotism, and concurrently seek to categorize the views of the 1619 Project and its...
    A new report contains 27 major recommendations on how to safeguard nursing homes from transmission of the coronavirus. The Trump administration is claiming "resounding vindication" from an independent commission's report on the coronavirus crisis in nursing homes, but some panel members say that's a misinterpretation of their conclusion that much remains to be done to safeguard vulnerable residents. People in long-term care facilities represent less than 1% of the U.S. population but more than 40% of the coronavirus deaths, according to the COVID Tracking Project, which has tallied 77,000 deaths among residents and staff. Those harsh numbers are a sensitive political issue for Donald Trump, who is trying to hang on to support from older voters. Mike Pence planned to highlight the administration's work on nursing homes at an event Thursday with commission members.
    President Donald Trump will sign an executive order seeking to reform how U.S. schools teach American history, Trump announced Thursday. The project will reportedly be called “The 1776 Commission.” President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and a panel of education and history experts spoke in front of America’s founding documents inside the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Trump and education and the panel, headed by Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn, derided what they called a cynical public school system that teaches students to be ashamed of American history. Trump had particularly strong words for the 1619 Project, a revisionist version of U.S. history produced by The New York Times Magazine that seeks to put slavery at the center of the American founding. “Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the...
    In a normal world, it would be the top story: Former Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, believes that Vladimir Putin has kompromat on the president of the United States. As famed Watergate journalist Bob Woodward writes in his new book Rage, “How else to explain the president’s behavior? Coats could see no other explanation.” Now Coats is warning us that our elections are in jeopardy. In an opinion piece for the New York Times, he warns: We hear often that the November election is the most consequential in our lifetime. But the importance of the election is not just which candidate or which party wins. Voters also face the question of whether the American democratic experiment, one of the boldest political innovations in human history, will survive. Our democracy’s enemies, foreign and domestic, want us to concede in advance that our voting systems are faulty or fraudulent; that sinister conspiracies have distorted the political...
    Colombian Pedro Vaca was elected as the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), this OAS body reported on Tuesday. Vaca, whose appointment has already received the approval of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, must assume office on October 6 for a period of three years, renewable once, the Commission said. This lawyer specialized in Constitutional Law, current executive director of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) in Colombia and a member of the Global Board of Directors of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), celebrated the news on Twitter. “Freedom of expression is a right as important as it is fragile. I receive this autonomous decision of the IACHR from the centrality that plays the right to express oneself freely in democratic systems. Proud to be part of this...
    In a case where Washington is challenging the company’s dominance on Facebook social media, according to people familiar with the matter, the Federal Trade Commission is set to file a no-confidence motion against Facebook Inc. by the end of the year. The lawsuit was filed after the FDC spent more than a year worrying that Facebook was using its powerful market position to mitigate competition as part of a broader effort by U.S. trust officials to investigate the behavior of a handful of dominant technology companies. No final decision has been made on whether to sue Facebook, and those familiar with the matter have said that when it comes to filing a no-confidence complaint against Google, the Commission does not always bring cases even when it makes arrangements for it. Inc. in 2013 after a lengthy investigation. As the investigation progresses in its final stages, Facebook is in the process...
    Paris SG gave their support on Monday to their star player Neymar who claims to have been the victim of racist insults on Sunday during the “Clásico” lost at home (1-0) against Marseille. “Paris Saint-Germain strongly supports Neymar, who reported having been the victim of racist insults by a rival player (…) Paris Saint-Germain relies on the LFP’s disciplinary commission to investigate and shed light on these events “said the French champion and European runner-up in a statement. Neymar, in a letter on Instagram, sang a mea culpa on Monday, asking for calm, but maintaining the accusations of racism against the Spanish defender of Marseille, Álvaro González, against whom he reacted and was expelled. “Should I have ignored it? I don’t know yet. Today with a cool head I say yes. However, my teammates and I asked the referees for help and they ignored us …...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A series of weekly public forums kicked off Friday to look at police-community relations in Minneapolis, and the city’s response following the death of George Floyd. The volunteer organization Communities United Against Police Brutality is hosting the meetings titled the People’s Floyd Commission. Michelle Gross, the president of CUAPB, says it’s work the city has failed to do this summer. “The whole goal is to gather all of this testimony, and then produce a report with recommendations afterward so that we can avoid this from ever happening again,” Gross said. Organizer Toussaint Morrison compared the meetings to the Christopher Commission, which examined the Los Angeles Police Department in the wake of the Rodney King beating in 1991. “This is kind of a means of catharsis for people to actually, you know, state their narrative, state their story,” Morrison said. Speakers were encouraged to testify to their experiences...
    (CNN)Officials in a south Florida city have voted to repeal a law banning low waistbands in public spaces as a step toward providing fairer policies to its citizens.On Wednesday, Opa-locka city commission members repealed saggy pants ordinances from 2007 and 2013 in a 4-1 vote, officials said in a statement Thursday.The original 2007 city ordinance said that men could receive civil citations for wearing saggy pants with exposed underwear in city buildings and parks. In 2013, the law was expanded to include women and public spaces, Vice Mayor Chris Davis told CNN. "Since its inception, this law disproportionately affected certain segments of our population, including Black and brown men and women," the city said in a statement. "The Commission agreed to repeal the law opting for a less aggressive approach of educating our constituents to encourage proper dress."Read MoreFour of the five city commissioners sponsored the repeal. Davis, who proposed...
    Alex Halada/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Two months after a controversial State Department commission elevated religious freedom at the expense of LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to promote its findings at the United Nations, Mother Jones has learned.  During the UN General Assembly, which begins on September 15 in New York, Pompeo is expected to lead an event centered on human rights and, specifically, the report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which he formed last year. Meanwhile, on September 16, the commission’s chair and secretary are staging a virtual event with the US ambassador to the UN office in Geneva to present its report to the international community. Since its formation, the commission has been a Pompeo project through and through, stacked with anti-LGBTQ scholars and headed by his former...
    What no-deal Brexit means, how it might happen, and how it might affect daily life in the UK – DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS /AFP Is no deal Brexit possible? Yes, although the precise nature of “no deal” has changed given that the United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020 under the renegotiated terms of withdrawal agreed by Boris Johnson and ratified by Parliament. Since then, the United Kingdom has been busy working to agree its future relationship, in line with the guidelines set out under the Political Declaration. With no extension to this period in limbo, which simulates the terms of still being in the EU while legally acknowledging its independence, the UK will be fully out of the EU by the end of 2020.  That means, unless a future relationship is agreed, the UK will leave the EU after December 31 without any agreed framework in place....
    Slovenia in Tour de France spotlight with Roglic and Pogacar 5 Foods Youll Never See at Dunkin Again Visa is being investigated by the European Commission over its rules for fintechs © Tom Werner/Getty Images Tom Werner/Getty Images The European Commission is investigating Visa's rules for fintech companies using its network, the company has revealted.  Regulators are concerned that Visa may struggle to identify fraud and money laundering among fintechs, industry insiders told the Times newspaper. Visa, which mentioned the investigation in a quarterly report, said it is cooperating. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Visa is facing a European Commission inquiry over its rules for fintech companies using its networks, after being accused of anti-competitive behavior. Load Error The world's biggest card payments company — which grants licenses to fintechs to let them provide digital wallets if they meet certain standards for anti-money laundering...
    Paolo Gentiloni, European commissioner for the economy, speaking at Forum The European House - Ambrosetti in September, 2020.Michael Green | CNBC Big Tech has to pay a "fair amount" of taxes in Europe, especially as they are the "real winners" of the coronavirus crisis, a top European official told CNBC Saturday. His comments come amid an ongoing rift between the United States and the European Union over the taxation of companies such as Apple, Alphabet and Amazon. "It is a major problem," Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for economics and taxation, told CNBC at the European House Ambrosetti Forum, acknowledging the difficulty in overcoming differences with the United States. However, the former Italian prime minister added that it was no longer possible "to accept the idea that those giants, the winners of the crisis, are not paying a fair amount of taxes in Europe."The giants of the digital platforms are the...
    Photo illustration by Gabriel Hongsdusit/Reveal This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization. Get their investigations emailed to you directly by signing up at revealnews.org/newsletter. A crusading anti-corruption prosecutor, both U.S. presidential candidates, forged passports, the relocation of an embassy to Jerusalem and accusations of collaboration with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime. This is the story of how the Trump administration turned the United States’ relationship with Guatemala upside down. At the center of the story is an alleged quid pro quo between Donald Trump and Jimmy Morales, a former television comedian who was elected president of Guatemala. The man making the allegation: Iván Velásquez, a relentless Colombian prosecutor whom many call the Robert Mueller of Latin America. He’s known for jailing presidents and paramilitaries–and he had the backing of the United Nations and then-Vice President Joe Biden when he took on...
    “We have just submitted the candidacy file of our political referent, President Laurent Gbagbo, the father of democracy in Côte d’Ivoire whom we have asked to be our presidential candidate,” said Georges-Armand Ouegnin, president of the EDS platform when it left the CEI. Mr. Gbagbo, who has never yet spoken publicly on his candidacy, is still in Belgium awaiting a possible appeal before the International Criminal Court, which acquitted him at first instance of the prosecution. crimes against humanity. He has the right to travel on condition that the host country accepts his presence, but he does not have a passport at the moment. Mr. Gbagbo was struck off the electoral roll due to his conviction in January 2018 to 20 years in prison by the Ivorian justice for the attack on the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) in the context of the post-election...
    “The EU prefers dialogue to confrontation,” repeated Peter Stano, spokesperson for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell. The latter had a telephone interview with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, which mainly served to brief Ankara’s “partner” and “neighbor” of the results of the informal meeting of the 27 EU foreign ministers. from last Friday in Berlin. The EU’s expectations are that we find “peaceful solutions to the tensions in the eastern Mediterranean”, a “path to de-escalation”, explained its spokesperson on Monday at noon. The conflict over Turkish explorations in the Mediterranean is not new, but has seen renewed tensions since the dispatch in early August of a new research vessel in waters claimed by Athens. Cyprus and Greece are concerned by this conflict: Ankara regularly searches for hydrocarbon deposits to be exploited in areas that these two EU member states consider to belong to...
    A Kentucky judge accused of using sex and booze to turn her courtroom into a virtual frat house was kicked off the bench by a judicial panel on Monday. A five-member judicial commission voted unanimously to remove Kenton County Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry, who was suspended with pay in December pending a misconduct probe, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Gentry, 39, was accused of creating a rowdy atmosphere at the courthouse, hiring her boyfriend and bandmate, allowing drinking during work hours, and using sex, coercion, and retaliation against lawyers and court employees who didn’t back her political campaigns, the outlet said. “This case does not involve one or two isolated occurrences, but instead involves a pattern of misconduct and repeated exercise of extremely poor judgment — on and off the bench — by the respondent that continued for over a year, including after respondent was informed that a complaint...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Playing a round of golf in the middle of a pandemic is hardly a good look for a politician. But playing two games and attending a formal dinner with around 80 guests, as swathes of the Irish political establishment did earlier this month, is bound to provoke outrage — not least in a country where official Covid-19 guidelines limit most indoor events to six people. With public trust in authority already fraying, several high-profile political heads have rolled amid “golfgate.” The crisis spilled over onto the international stage with Wednesday’s resignation of Phil Hogan, the Irishman who held the job of trade commissioner for the 27-country European Union. Commissioners don’t often quit their five-year posting in the Brussels bubble, and, when they do, it’s usually over bigger things (like accusations of fraud). Still, the drip-feed of revelations on Hogan’s other movements in Ireland, as well as his defensive tone and dithering over whether to apologize, evidently became too much for Hogan and his...
    (CNN)There are going to be presidential debates this fall. Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes a strong point, though, that President Donald Trump, who has lied, misled and made false claims more than 22,000 times, according to the Washington Post, has not earned the right to stand on the stage with Joe Biden because he can't tell the truth. Regardless, there will be debates. Joe Lockhart The real question is: What kind of debates will there be? Will we have an honest conversation where both candidates are given the chance to present their vision for the future, or will this debate devolve into a series of lies from the President that former Vice President Joe Biden is forced to react to? Debate rules are determined by negotiations between the two campaigns mediated by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Although not perfect, the commission has done a very good job of structuring the...
    Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that he will debate President Donald Trump after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi advised he pass on those opportunities.  'As long as the commission continues down the straight and narrow as they have, I'm going to debate him,' Biden said Thursday on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell. 'The debates are going to take place,' the former vice president added.  Biden said he'd be playing the 'fact-checker on the floor,' accusing Trump of always 'lying, lying, lying.'  Democratic nominee Joe Biden said Thursday he would debate President Donald Trump, though said he envisioned his role as being a 'fact-checker on the floor'  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had advised Biden to skip the three scheduled debates with Trump, suggesting the president would engage in 'skullduggery' onstage  Trump's campaign has tried to push the commission that sponsors the debates to move the final debate into the...
    NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Several of New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission locations have already reached capacity for the day. The MVC says the following branches are no longer accepting customers: Bakers Basin Bayonne Edison Freehold Toms river Newark MORE: Long Lines Persist At New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Offices Over A Month After Reopening The locations opened at 8 a.m. and reached capacity before 9:30 a.m. Click here for the latest updates.
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is literally running some proposals up a flagpole as it searches for a new state banner. A commission that's working to recommend a new state flag was meeting Tuesday. It is scheduled to fly the five final designs to see how the flags look fluttering in the breeze, or hanging limply without any wind. They are conducting the exercise before choosing a winner because flags look different high on a pole than they do as drawings on a computer screen. In late June, Mississippi legislators voted to retire the last state flag to include the Confederate battle emblem, which has been broadly condemned as racist. The change came amid widespread national protests over racial injustice after Minneapolis police killed a Black man, George Floyd, in their custody in May. Leaders from business, religion, education and sports — including, crucially,...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is literally running some proposals up a flagpole as it searches for a new state banner. A commission that’s working to recommend a new state flag was meeting Tuesday. It is scheduled to fly the five final designs to see how the flags look fluttering in the breeze, or hanging limply without any wind. They are conducting the exercise before choosing a winner because flags look different high on a pole than they do as drawings on a computer screen. In late June, Mississippi legislators voted to retire the last state flag to include the Confederate battle emblem, which has been broadly condemned as racist. The change came amid widespread national protests over racial injustice after Minneapolis police killed a Black man, George Floyd, in their custody in May. Leaders from business, religion, education and sports — including, crucially, the Southeastern Conference — lobbied legislators...
    No, that's not a living dinosaur. It's a 100-pound alligator snapping turtle. Researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission captured the rambunctious, prehistoric-looking reptile near Gainesville, Fla. The Suwannee alligator snapping turtle, also known as Macrochelys suwanniensis, is a new species the agency helped describe in 2014, according to a Facebook post. In one trap, the government agency caught a 100-pound male and a 46-pound female. Another trap captured a 64-pound male. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) MASSIVE LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLE SPOTTED NESTING ON FLORIDA BEACH "The New River is a blackwater stream with low biological productivity, so finding a large turtle in such a small stream is unusual," the agency wrote in the post. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) In total, six, 4-foot traps were set, according to Fox 5 New York. The turtles are estimated to be between 40 and 80...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed Lou Calanche, a youth advocate and nonprofit executive from Ramona Gardens, to the city’s five-member Police Commission, pending approval by the City Council. Calanche, founder and executive director of the organization Legacy LA, will replace Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa, who has not attended commission meetings in months because of an illness and recently told Garcetti that she wished to step down from the unpaid board. Garcetti said Figueroa-Villa is “irreplaceable,” but Calanche “is somebody who meets the moment” in that she doesn’t shy away from a challenge and has a track record of working as a “bridge builder” between officers and community members. “She is somebody who knows how to go up to a beat cop and work with her closer and get her to integrate in the community, and she knows how to get a young person headed in the wrong direction...
    When the U.S. Civil Rights Commission meets at High Noon on Friday, August 21, it will welcome its newest member. J. Christian Adams is a Justice Department veteran and seasoned ballot-integrity litigant and activist. President Donald J. Trump wisely named Adams to the Commission, to guide it toward sensible work and restrain the far-left tendencies of its Democrat members and staff. Adams should start by scuttling the Commission’s latest project: To weaponize COVID-19 and push universal mail-in ballots, Democrats’ flavor-of-the-month. HOUSE REPUBLICANS CLAIM USPS LEADERSHIP DOXXED, BLAME DEMOCRATS FOR 'FABRICATED ATTACKS' AND 'CONSPIRACY THEORIES' This spectacularly sloppy practice blasts millions of ballots — requested or not — to every voter on a state’s rolls, even those who have relocated or died. At best, this promises messy results. At worst, this is an on-the-knees plea for vote fraud. VideoThe Commission will vote on a draft report titled “Navigating Voting During the COVID-19...
              GALLATIN, Tennessee – Against the pleas of numerous citizens who spoke publicly at the meeting, the Sumner County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to advance The Meadows 1,115 mixed-used housing development in north Gallatin and to spend $500,000 on the Comer Barn. The backdrop for the meeting was a mandatory mask order extended to August 29 by County Mayor Anthony Holt and forced social distancing through benches where every other one was taped off and the remainder were marked for six-foot spacing. Before the meeting started, it was already standing room only.  Holt announced he would use law enforcement to ensure social distancing.  Speaking to those who didn’t have a seat or were “not spaced,” Holt said, “I ask that you vacate the seat and I will ask the sheriff to clear the commission chambers.” Citizen attendees of the Sumner County Commission...
    A startling lack of Black appointees to the highest echelons of U.S. financial regulation has contributed to entrenching institutional racism by ensuring it does not receive sufficient attention. New research from Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer highlights the stark lack of minorities, especially Blacks, in leadership roles at major regulatory agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve. “ “The absence of African American financial regulators poses enormous challenges from the standpoint of participatory democracy, and economic inclusion.” ” — --Chris Brummer The headline figure is just plain shocking: Just 10 of 327 individuals appointed to senior financial regulatory roles since the New Deal of the 1930s was Black. “Perhaps one of the biggest open secrets in Washington, D.C. is the virtual absence of African American financial regulators in the United States government,” wrote Brummer in the report. Also read this:A mostly white Federal...
    MSNBC host Joy Reid floated the idea of a potential future Biden administration establishing a "Trump Crimes Commission" to investigate President Donald Trump's actions while in office — and perhaps even during his campaign, Mediaite reported. Such a move would be unprecedented in American politics, as it is a longstanding norm that successors do not use their authority to investigate former political opponents. Reid, an outspoken Trump critic, made the suggestion Tuesday night while discussing the final release of the bipartisan Senate report on Russian interference in the 2016 election with former Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. "It strikes me in just reading through this that Paul Manafort did to the United States what he had previously done to Ukraine," Reid said. "He had messed with their elections in the past in order to put a [Russian President Vladimir] Putin puppet in charge. And now you have...
    Miami-Dade voters elected new members on Tuesday to join the county commission. In the race for District 1, Oliver Gilbert got 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent from Sybrina Fulton, mother of murdered teenager Trayvon Martin. For District 3, Keon Hardemon got 49 percent of the vote, so he will go into a runoff with Gepsie Metellus, who got 21 percent. Tisha McGhee was left with 15 percent, Brian Dennis with 8 percent and Monester Lee Kinsler with 2 percent. For District 5, Eileen Higgins obtained 47 percent of the votes and will go to a second round with Renier Díaz de la Portilla, who obtained 40 percent. Miguel Solimán was left with 13 percent. For District 7, Cindy Lerner obtained 40 percent of the votes and will go to the second round with Raquel Regalado, who obtained 37 percent. Michael Rosenberg was left with 14 percent...
    By Emily Wagster Pettus | Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A group recommending a new Mississippi state flag chose five final designs Tuesday — three with a magnolia blossom, one with a magnolia tree and one with a shield that has wavy lines representing water. Mississippi legislators voted in late June to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem that’s broadly condemned as racist. “When the flag came down, it was one of the great days of my life,” Reuben Anderson, chairman of a nine-member flag commission, said during Tuesday’s meeting. The law shelving the old flag created the commission to come up with a new design that cannot include the Confederate battle emblem and must have the phrase, “In God We Trust.” Four of the designs chosen Tuesday are mostly or entirely red, white and blue. One has a stylized white magnolia...
    One of the two men convicted in the 1993 murder of Michael Jordan's father will be released from prison after serving 27 years of a life sentence, officials announced on Tuesday.  Larry M. Demery, 45, is due to walk free on August 6, 2023, after he was granted parole by the North Carolina Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission this week.  Demery was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and robbery charges in the fatal shooting of James Jordan Sr.  Larry M. Demery, 45, was granted parole on Tuesday and will be freed on August 6, 2023, The N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission announced Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan Sr (left) was shot dead in July 1993, while sleeping in his car on a North Carolina highway  Jordan Sr was shot dead in July 1993, while sleeping in his car that...
    Like so many other changes to law enforcement, demands for civilian oversight of police often have their roots in outrage. Oakland’s first citizen review board came in the wake of protests over the 1979 police killing of a teenager named Melvin Black. In Los Angeles and San Jose, new accountability offices in the 1990s followed the videotaped beating of Rodney King Now, more than two months into a nationwide movement against police brutality and racial injustice sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, the chorus is rising again for stronger civilian control of law enforcement agencies and officers, who critics say abuse their authority and answer to no one but themselves. But what does “oversight” really mean? Decades after advocates identified civilian accountability panels as a check on police power, the landscape of those boards and commissions is patchy, uneven and, reform-minded critics charge, often ineffective. “Civilian oversight is...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a monthslong battle, the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia will be moved to storage. The Art Commission has made its decision to move the statue, but some residents plan to fight that decision in court. “They can’t do that,” South Philly resident Maureen Fratantoni said. After dozens of hours of community testimony and the Historical Commission’s vote to move the Columbus statue, the Art Commission voted to place it in storage for six months until a decision is made on its long-term home. Neighbors from The Gravy Seals community group say not on their watch. “We’ll be here around the clock. We’ll see if construction equipment comes to remove that statue as they announced, we’ll block the equipment for coming. That’s our plan,” Kevin Consolo said. The concern is that protests, which have become violent in the past, will continue at the Marconi Plaza, making...
    Quest for the Stanley Cup: Best photos from the NHL playoffs first round These 11 Plants May Help Keep Your House Cool Do you need a real estate agent to sell your home? Here are the pros and cons A skilled real estate agent can help you sell your home quicker and for more money than if you try to do it on your own - but the majority of agents charge a commission fee based on the home's sale price, which can eat into your proceeds from the sale. © Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock A real estate agent gives a tour of a home Do I need an agent to sell my house?Home sellers are not required by law to use a real estate agent, broker or Realtor (a member of the National Association of Realtors). Depending on the situation, the services these professionals offer can, in fact, be...
    The Minneapolis Charter Commission wisely, if unpredictably, told the Minneapolis City Council that its plan to reimagine public safety was not ready to go on the ballot this November. Predictably, this was met with outrage from the activist class who insisted the delay was an example of democracy denied. Jeremiah Ellison, for example, a council member in favor of abolishing the police department to be replaced by a Department of Happy Thoughts and Good Wishes, said of the commission’s decision, “this is not democracy. In a democracy the people decide. But I guess today the Charter Commission decided otherwise.” Ellison is wrong. The way it works is that the charter is the city’s constitution. To amend it requires adult thinking, not some rushed-into plan that has not been fully thought out. The proposal to create a new Department of Public Safety could very well be on the ballot in 2021,...
    A Minneapolis commission on Wednesday prevented the Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council’s amendment to dismantle the city’s police department from appearing on the ballot this November, saying that it needed more time to evaluate the proposal. “The Charter Commission had expressed concern that the process to change the city’s charter was being rushed after Floyd died following an encounter with a Minneapolis police officer,” CBS News reported. “Some commissioners said they were more concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast.” The proposal would have replaced the department with a poorly defined “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention.” “The issue would likely have gone to voters if the commission had acted decisively either for or against the amendment,” CBS News added. “That’s because the City Council was required only to consult the commission and was not bound by their action. But the lack of a final decision...
    A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the police department in the wake of George Floyd's death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. The Charter Commission had expressed concern that the process to change the city's charter was being rushed after Floyd died following an encounter with a Minneapolis police officer. Some commissioners said they were more concerned with making the right changes rather than making them fast. The proposed amendment followed widespread criticism of law enforcement over Floyd's death. It would have replaced the police department with a "Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention" that backers said would take a more "holistic" approach. That approach wasn't fully defined. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The proposal would have allowed for some armed police officers. It called for a division of licensed peace...
    Getty Kanye West. The deadline for an Independent candidate to file nomination papers to be on the 2020 presidential ballot in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin was 5 p.m. on August 4, 2020. A representative for West – identified by Vice as a GOP-connected lawyer – made it through the door in the nick of time. Or did she? Did West miss the 5 p.m. filing deadline? Cameron Joseph, a senior reporter for Vice News, identified the woman filing the papers as Lane Ruhland, a “top WIGOP election lawyer who was former general counsel for the state party.” Bob Palmer, a local television photojournalist, captured video of Ruhland walking through the door of the building that houses the Wisconsin Election Commission, West papers in hand. “The timecode on my camera is one minute 2 seconds off the time on my phone. The Kanye representitive (sic)...
    Nearly 2,700 public proposals to replace Mississippi’s state flag have been released online — including some that feature beer cans, Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. The nine-member Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag will now each choose 25 of their favorite submissions by Friday, narrowing the potential field to a maximum of 225 entries, Mississippi Department of Archives and History spokesman Michael Morris said. In total, 2,693 total submissions were received by the MDAH, which posted the submissions on its website Monday. The eventual replacement for the Confederate battle flag — which had been widely condemned as racist and was retired last month — cannot include the Confederate symbol and must feature the phrase “In God We Trust,” the MDAH said. see also Mississippi drops Confederate-themed flag with new bill JACKSON, Miss. — With a stroke of the governor’s pen,... The commission will then have to...
    Southern California Gas Co. is taking its battle with state officials over climate change policy to court, arguing in a new lawsuit that the California Energy Commission has failed to promote natural gas as required by state law. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Orange County Superior Court, is the latest attempt by SoCalGas to shield itself against efforts to phase out gas, a planet-warming fossil fuel used for heating, cooking and power generation. The company, which maintains its headquarters in Los Angeles and is owned by Sempra Energy of San Diego, took in $4.5 billion in operating revenue last year. A separate lawsuit was filed last week against the state’s Air Resources Board by the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, whose two “charter members” are SoCalGas and Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which joined the gas company in its lawsuit against the Energy Commission. This lawsuit seeks to overturn the newly...
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    Monday on MSNBC, Biden campaign senior adviser Karine Jean-Pierre argued that the Trump campaign was “trying to move the goal post” by calling for more presidential debates. Anchor Ayman Mohyeldin said, “Let me get your final thoughts on something the Trump 2020 campaign has been saying. And if they want more debates, Bill Stepien saying they want more debates starting soon, pointed out the first debate is scheduled for September 29. By that time, 16 states will have already been voting. What is your thought about that? Do you want to see more debates, or does the Biden campaign want to see more debates?” Jean-Pierre said, “Well, the Biden campaign has been very clear, crystal clear on this, is that we have said yes to doing three debates, and one vice presidential debate as it has been laid out by the nonpartisan debate commission. A debate commission that has been...
    (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS, Getty Images) President Donald Trump‘s former political advisor Roger Stone is concerned that his longtime friend won’t be able to defeat former vice president Joe Biden come November. “Everything depends on this November,” said Stone, according to the Washington Times. “We are outgunned and outmanned, but I have great confidence in the president’s skills as a communicator and as a campaigner.” On Nov. 15, a federal jury found Stone guilty on five counts of making false statements to Congress, one count of obstruction of a congressional investigation, and one count of witness tampering. Trump last month commuted Stone’s 3-year jail sentence after federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson denied Stone’s request to delay the start of his prison sentence due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. “I hope that he does not agree to the debate schedule as put forward by the presidential commission on debates, which is not appointed...
    MIKE TYSON’S eight-round exhibition with Roy Jones Jr has shamefully been officially sanctioned by the Californian State Athletic Commission. And if that’s not an example of boxing scandalously shooting itself in the foot I don’t know what is. 4Mike Tyson will make a boxing comeback at the age of 54Credit: Getty Images - Getty 4Roy Jones Jr, 51, has the ominous task of trading with Tyson Last week it was announced Tyson, 54, and Jones, 51, wearing 12oz gloves — but no headguards — are going to meet behind closed doors at the misnamed Dignity Health Park, Carson, a suburb of Los Angeles. America is a free country and if Tyson, who hasn’t been in the ring for 15 years wishes to stage a farcical comeback so be it. And if fans are willing to pay the outrageous sum of £39 to watch this unedifying spectacle that’s their prerogative. What...
    That Apple is criticized or investigated for unfair behavior by companies that provide similar services is not a new thing. As an example we have witnessed the eternal dispute between Spotify and Apple Music. But this week, those with the bitten apple have been especially at the center of the controversy and now Telegram has formally joined the charge. Not wanting to close the chapter and just a day after the Apple CEO, Tim Cook will testify before the Judicial Committee of the House of Representatives, in the midst of an investigation into competition in digital markets, the secure messaging application Telegram filed another antitrust complaint, criticizing Apple’s control and rates on the App Store. Telegram joins the list of companies that go against Apple This time, The complaint that Telegram issued to the European Commission focuses mainly on Apple’s rates and rules that it implements in the App Store....
    ABCVALENCIA Updated: 07/29/2020 17: 25h Save The Central Operational Unit of the Civil Guard (UCO) contributes new data to the wasteland case: an alleged commission of just over 150,000 euros received by Fernando Castelló, who was Minister of Industry in the Government of Eduardo Zaplana, in exchange for awards; “Plugs” in the Valencian Administration and in boards of directors of private companies; and the role played by the ‘expresident’ hairdresser in the corporate fabric, who is being investigated in the case. This is clear from the documentation, which has been accessed by Europa Press, which works in one of the pieces of the Erial case, instructed by the Investigating Court number 8 of Valencia, and on which recently the secret of the proceedings has been lifted. In this procedure – focused on alleged irregularities with the ITV and the Wind Plan – the former president of the Generalitat and...
    Mayor assured that a commission will study if the seal no longer makes sense at present and should be changed The New York City seal as seen on the City flag flying over a park in Manhattan. Photo: Rmón Frisneda / Impremedia Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that a municipal commission will study the symbolism of the shield and seal of the Big Apple, which shows a settler, “Dexter” -right-, already Sinister -left-, a shirtless native American in loincloths and with a bow. Mayor he was questioned at his daily press conference by a journalist about the symbolism of the emblem and the “relevance” of the seal today. “It is a great question. I think we have to analyze this type of thing and I appreciate that you ask me the question, ”said de Blasio, who admitted that sometimes he has contemplated the shield without...
    Planning ahead Four new members joined the San Jose Planning Commission this month: George Casey, Deborah Torrens, Justin Lardonis and Jorge Antonio Garcia. Mariel Caballero, whose term on the commission lasts until 2024, was voted commission chair for the 2020-21 fiscal year, and Rolando Bonilla, whose term on the commission expires in 2022, will serve as vice chair. The planning commission is charged with the approval of development projects throughout the city. Water signs Spice up the family’s next game of “I Spy” with a new challenge from Valley Water and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. The two organizations are sponsoring the Great Sign Hunt 2020, a contest to find thousands of bright blue signs around the county dedicated to the area’s water—from “no swimming” placards to creek adoption signs. When participants come across a sign, they snap a photo and send it in. The people who find the...
    (CNN)Philadelphia took another step towards removing a statue of Christopher Columbus on Friday when the city's historical commission voted 10-2 in favor of removal. Christopher Columbus statue taken down after Chicago mayor orders its removalThe final decision for removing the statue from Marconi Plaza rests with the Philadelphia Art Commission, which is tentatively scheduled to take up the matter on August 12, Lauren Cox, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Kenney, told CNN."This week's meetings were an important opportunity for members of the public to share their opinions about the future of the Christopher Columbus Statue in Marconi Plaza," Cox said in a statement. "The administration believes we made a strong case for the relocation of the statue and will await the final decision of the Art Commission." The commission heard hours of testimony from the public, the majority of whom wanted the 144-year-old statue to stay, according to CNN...
    Vanessa’s family called a march on July 30 to Congress to ask for the approval of the “I am Vanessa Guillen” law against sexual harassment and abuse in the Armed Forces. Vanessa Guillén’s family called for a march in Washington on July 30. Photo: Facebook / Guillén Family / Courtesy The House of Representatives Armed Services Commission will hold a special hearing on July 29 to evaluate the case for the disappearance and death of the soldier Vanessa Guillén and its implications for military institutions. A subpanel of the federal congressional commission will examine the allegations related to the alleged sexual harassment suffered by the military woman of Mexican origin before she was killed in the armory of the military base Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, at the hands of the also soldier Aaron David Robinson, according to the version that the authorities handle. A press...
    Barcelona, ​​Jul 21 (EFE) .- The Parliament of Catalonia has postponed until tomorrow Wednesday the vote on the conclusions of the commission of inquiry into the attacks of August 17 in Barcelona and Cambrils due to the “complexity” of the vote, in so much so that errors had been detected in the distributed script. All parliamentary groups have requested that the vote be postponed in order to have more margin to ensure that it is voted correctly, according to parliamentary sources told Efe. The text of conclusions to be voted on tomorrow rules out “speculation” as to whether the National Intelligence Center (CNI) covered up the attacks despite their alleged links to the imam of Ripoll and the mastermind behind the attacks, Abdelbaky Es Satty. The conclusions of the commission also suggest, from the hand of JxCat, ERC, the PSC and the commons that the Mossos d’Esquadra have a presence...
    By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders reached a deal on Tuesday on a package of measures to boost their economies after the coronavirus pandemic, agreeing to borrow and spend hundreds of billions of euros in the next few years and pay them back from new taxes. 1. Key to the deal is a new element in EU policy making: the European Commission will borrow massively on the market and then grant much of the cash, rather than lend it, to countries most in need of economic stimulus. EU leaders agreed the Commission would cheaply borrow 750 billion euros using its triple-A rating. Of that, it would disburse 390 billion in grants and 360 billion in cheap loans. 2. The grants force the bloc to generate cash to repay the borrowing by 2058. Leaders agreed that: - Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands would lose their current rebate on...
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    Quentyn KennemerToday 2:30PM•Filed to:Wi-FiWi-FiRoutersWireless RouterMesh Wi-fi373SaveImage: escapejaja This week’s Co-op project opened my eyes to something: My networking knowledge sucks. Range extender: BAD! That was one of the loudest lessons I learned digesting your suggestions for the best utility to strengthen Wi-Fi coverage in the home. We called for mesh Wi-Fi systems, range extenders, or repeaters, but alas, the most popular option by far was the Ubiquiti Unifi, which many swear is fine enough with just a single kit, and you can always add more access points: Deploy the UniFi AC Pro AP indoors or outdoors, in wireless networks requiring maximum performance. Sporting a weatherproof design, the UniFi AC Pro AP features simultaneous, dual-band, 3x3 MIMO technology and convenient 802.3af PoE/802.3at PoE+ compatibility. G/O Media may get a commission$135Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point (UAP-...From amazon651 purchased by readersBuy nowIt’s certainly atop my list of devices to...
    By this time next month, Black Lives Matter posters will be displayed prominently in every police station in San Francisco. The city’s police commission unanimously passed a resolution expressing the “urgent need to reaffirm the value of Black lives” and requiring all stations in the district to “prominently display … in a location that is visible by the general public visiting the station” a 24×32 sign with the words “Black Lives Matter” — a symbolic but important first step, the commissioners said. Commissioner DionJay Brookter, the leading force behind the resolution, read it aloud to the board before the vote Wednesday, noting other local commissions had taken similar measures. “I want to be clear this resolution is merely a small gesture to show this commission stands in solidarity with the support of Blacks,” Brookter said. Although the board expressed broad support — and committed to further action  — it didn’t...
    Regulators of the European Union will investigate the voice assistant services of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant, among others. The European Commission will investigate and request information from more than 400 companies to establish if there are problems in the voice assistant market. Especially in the field of privacy. Very similar investigations have been launched in recent years in sectors such as online commerce, pharmaceuticals, financial services and energy. It may interest you | Apple’s Twitter account suffers historic hack Research to voice assistants Margrethe Vestager, member of the European Commission, spoke like this on this matter: “It sends a very important message to the most powerful operators in this market, saying that we are monitoring them and that they need to do their business following the regulations.” The EU executive also mentioned that her interests are focused on the huge database of users wrapped in the “Internet of Things”...
    Kanye West filed a document with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, seemingly confirming he is moving forward with his 2020 bid for president of the United States. Fox News obtained the 43-year-old rapper's statement of candidacy document, which lists his party affiliation as "BDY," which reportedly stands for "birthday." His committee's name is also listed on the document as "Kanye 2020." The document was filed one day after West submitted a statement of organization with the FEC. A statement of organization authorizes a committee to raise and spend money, while the second document filed Tuesday means that an individual has triggered candidacy status, an FEC spokesperson confirmed to Fox News. This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
    Kanye West filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday in his first official step toward running for president in November. The rapper filled out the first form required by the FEC to run for president – Form 1: Statement of Organization – declaring that the Kanye 2020 committee will serve as the 'Principal Campaign Committee' with West as its candidate. West 43, declared he will be running as a third party candidate for the BDY Party, which he says stands for the Birthday Party. The FEC form signals West is serious about running for president in November after announcing on July 4 that he would be seeing the White House four years earlier than he previously said. 'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION' West tweeted on Independence...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    By KAYLA DWYER, The (Allentown) Morning Call EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The bear first left a friendly warning. One morning in mid-May, it knocked over the garbage cans in Gary Ramunni’s driveway in rural Williams Township, dragging trash bags all the way to the woods. Two weeks later, it did it again. “We knew, that’s not raccoons,” Ramunni said. The second time, Ramunni warned his wife to be on the lookout for a large and hairy visitor, then left for the dentist. He hadn’t yet reached the office when his wife called him: The 400-pound black bear was in the backyard, lying leisurely on the ground and lunching on the sunflower seeds from a bird feeder it pulled down from a tree. Ramunni has lived on Deemer Road for 23 years and never had such a visitor. He soon noticed his experience wasn’t unique. A scroll through recent posts in...
              Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Tennessee Star Senior Reporter Laura Baigert to the newsmakers line. During the second hour, Baigert weighed in on the recent meeting where Governor Lee decided to remove the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol. She found it particularly interesting that it was known and attended by protesters and other local media however seemed to forget notifying The Tennessee Star. Leahy: We are joined now by our senior Capitol Hill correspondent. The intrepid Laura Baigert who by the way if a Pulitzer Prize was given out properly for conservatives she would be winning it for her fantastic reporting on Tennessee state political news. Baigert: Well thank you, Michael. Good morning. How are...
    The president of the European Council Charles Michel proposed Friday to establish the budget 2021-2027 of the EU to 1.074 billion euros, slightly down compared to his proposal of last February (1.094 billion), but to preserve the fund post-coronavirus stimulus to 750 billion euros, in accordance with the allocation key between loans and subsidies proposed by the Commission. This decline in the multi-year budget aims to seduce the “four frugal” that are the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and Denmark, more reluctant to a recovery plan which will mainly benefit the countries of the south like Spain or Italy, the most affected by the pandemic. The Commission had for its part proposed 1.100 billion euros. On the other hand, Mr. Michel confirms the amount proposed by the Commission for the stimulus fund (750 billion), as well as the latter’s proposal to distribute this fund to two-thirds via non-refundable subsidies, much to...
    who), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Thursday the creation of an independent commission to review the agency’s performance in the current pandemic, just two days after the United States notified its departure in one year for what it considers to be alleged malpractice. “data-reactid =” 26 “> The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Thursday the creation of an independent commission to review the agency’s performance in the current pandemic, just two days after the United States notified its departure from it in a year for what it considers alleged malpractice. The commission, Tedros said in a public appearance announced just a few minutes in advance, will be chaired by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. “It is time to reflect on what we have done and look for new...
    Quentyn Kennemer32 minutes ago•Filed to:SummerSummerOutdoorsAir conditionersFansWater BottlesUmbrellasIce Cream MakerIce28SaveImage: Lightfield Studios The weird, rambunctious, and fragile human species was designed to operate safely within a very specific and narrow range of temperatures, and yet we’re constantly battling a massive fireball that just casually hangs out in the middle of our sky. And I’m no scientist, but apparently, it’s also supposed to help us survive? What kind of warped reality do we live in, anyway?! Oh... right. Even if you love the sun, at some point, you’ll have to put up with its shit on days you really don’t want to, and we’re here to help. Here’s a list of things you should consider grabbing to stay cool in this summer heat. Most of the recommendations are for bringing down indoor temps, especially if you’ve had to give up every ounce of dignity you have and sleep inside a fridge like...
    Breaking News — The euro zone economy will contract 8.7% in 2020, the European Commission estimated on Tuesday, which worsened its previous forecast warning of the “exceptionally high risks” linked to the coronavirus and Brexit. “The extent and duration of the pandemic and the possible future measures of confinement necessary remain unknown,” says Brussels, whose forecast does not take into account a “second wave” of infections. The Commission, which in May estimated a “historic” collapse of the 19 euro economies as a whole at 7.7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), thus exacerbates the drop to what the European Central Bank (ECB) estimates. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates a further drop in the eurozone, of 10.2% in 2020, above the 8% forecast for the United States and far from the most encouraging scenario projected for China, with growth of 1% this year . After months of confinement since March...
    Waiters work at the terrace of a cafe in Paris, on June 15, 2020, one day after French president announced the reopening of dining rooms of Parisian cafes and restaurants.PHILIPPE LOPEZ The European Commission has slashed its 2020 and 2021 economic expectations as the coronavirus pandemic keeps taking a toll on the 27 economies. The Brussels-based institution expects the 27-member region to contract by 8.3% this year, followed by a rebound of 5.8% in 2021. In May, the Commission estimated a 7.4% contraction for total GDP across the region this year, with a rebound of 6.1% in 2021. "The economic impact of the lockdown is more severe than we initially expected. We continue to navigate in stormy waters and face many risks, including another major wave of infections," Valdis Dombrovskis, vice-president of the European Commission, said in a statement Tuesday. The outlook has worsened over the last two months irrespective of the...
    Madrid, Jul 7 . .- The main indicator of the Spanish Stock Market, the IBEX 35, fell 1% in the early stages of this Tuesday, in a day of collecting profits after the significant previous increases, and in which the update of the economic forecasts of the European Commission will be known. At 9.15 am, the IBEX 35 drops 75.60 points, that 1%, to 7,480.80 points. Accumulated losses in the year reach 21.66%. In Europe, the main markets are also declining: Frankfurt falls 0.88%; London, 0.83%; Paris, 0.82%; and Milan, 0.69%. Today, the Spanish Stock Exchange slows down the positive trend with which it closed the previous session, when it gained just over 2% and touched 7,600 points, buoyed by the sharp rise in Asian stocks and the improvement in activity in the US service sector. Wall Street also ended with general gains and the Nasdaq index renewed a record,...
    Breaking News — Madrid, Jul 6 . .- The Madrid Assembly has constituted this Monday the commission of inquiry on the management of residences in the region during the health crisis of COVID-19 with the election of the members of its Bureau, whose majority will hold the left and will be chaired by the PSOE as Vox does not ally itself with PP and Citizens in the voting. As happened last week in the constituent session of the study commission for the reconstruction of the region after the pandemic, the PSOE will preside over the parliamentary commission that will analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the residences of the Community of Madrid and the management of the regional government during the months of February to June in the health centers, in which 5,987 elderly people with coronavirus or symptoms of having it have died. Due to the lack of...
    The coup attempt by the kabilists to control the electoral commission fell on several difficulties: massive rejection, demonstrations and … illegality. The post DRC Election Commission: Tshisekedi wants to calm the game appeared first on Analogik.
    The European Commission gave its conditional authorization on Friday, July 3, for the marketing of the antiviral remdesivir. First EU-approved Covid drug The European Medicines Agency last week recommended the use of remdesivir to treat the coronavirus. For its part, with the approval of the member states, the European Commission, also gave the green light for the conditional marketing (CMA) of this treatment. However, in this case, 67 days are necessary for the European executive to grant its authorization after filing a request. Stella Kyriakides, Health Commissioner, said: “We will make every effort to obtain effective treatments or vaccines against coronavirus“. It is also stated that the remdesivir is the first drug authorized at EU level for the treatment of Covid-19. >>> WHO: “In the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 per day” Some effectiveness on Covid patients The remdesivir, which was developed...
    Coronavirus — The European Commission has authorized this Friday the marketing of Remdesivir, one of the main medicines to treat coronavirus, in Europe. The approval has taken place in a short time, hardly a week after the European Medicines Agency Its use is recommended for adults and adolescents over 12 years of age with pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The support of the Member States has made it possible to shorten the time, since they usually tend to pass about 67 days on average until the marketing of a drug is authorized. Brussels has given Remdesivir, a drug produced by the American pharmaceutical company Gilead Science, a conditional authorization. This is granted to those drugs in which the benefits that can be obtained by using them outweigh the risk that there is less data than is required for full authorizations. “This authorization is a important step forward in the fight...
    Breaking News — Reconstruction Commission it is being a test for the patience of journalists, deputies and even the president of the working body. “data-reactid =” 17 “> Whisper of Patxi López:” Eleven, twelve, thirteen … thirteen? Who Is it thirteen? “” Twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, no … let’s see, twenty, twenty-one … “And so on and on. The never-ending voting session in the Reconstruction Commission is being a test for the patience of journalists, deputies and even the president of the working body. The socialist Patxi López, “master of ceremonies”, He has given an authentic ‘show’ with his particular communicative style between confessions in low voices, humorous comments and mental calculations that are making the day more bearable. & nbsp; “data-reactid =” 18 “> The socialist Patxi López,“ master of ceremonies ”, has given an authentic ‘show’ with its particular communicative style between confessions in low voices, humorous comments...
    Breaking News — By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, Jul 2 (.) – Facebook, Alphabet’s YouTube, Twitter and other social networks will be subject for the first time to the European Union’s broadcast rules on hate speech and harmful content under guidelines announced Thursday by the European Commission . The amendments to the Audiovisual Media Services Directive passed in 2018 stem in part from pressure from broadcasters who want online platforms to have the same obligations as traditional media companies. “Online participants should ensure, similar to traditional media players, that users are protected from hate speech and that minors are protected from harmful content,” the Commission said. “Online platforms must take action against content that is incited to incite violence, hatred and terrorism, and ensure adequate advertising and appropriate appearance of products in children’s programs,” he added. The non-binding guidelines apply to social platforms where audiovisual content is seen as...
    The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, has claimed this Thursday a the EU’s “massive” economic response to respond to the “most difficult” situation in its history, while stressing that the heads of state and government should agree on the recovery plan during the summer. “Europe is facing the most difficult situation in its history (…) There has to be an agreement during the summer, I cannot imagine another result, “he said during a joint press conference with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to give the starting gun to the rotating presidency of the EU that Germany has just assumed and will develop until the end of the year. Merkel has launched this message two weeks after European leaders meet again in Brussels with the objective, not guaranteed, of reaching an agreement on the EU budget for the next seven years and the reconstruction fund to...
    Members of a local electoral commission empty a ballot box at a polling station after a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms in Moscow on July 1, 2020.ALEXANDER NEMENOV Russians have overwhelmingly voted in favor of changes to the country's constitution that enable President Vladimir Putin to potentially stay in power up to 2036. Russia's electoral commission said Wednesday evening, following a week-long vote, that early indications pointed to a majority of voters backing the constitutional amendments covering a raft of issues. These range from the minimum wage and pensions, to giving Putin the right to run for two more six-year terms in office. The 67-year old's current term ends in 2024. According to preliminary results, the commission said around 74% of votes counted supported changing the constitution, whereas fewer than 25% of votes were against the changes. Data showed voter turnout was 65%, the commission said. The vote on constitutional...
    Coronavirus — The Chinese Health Commission reported only three new cases of COVID-19, all in Beijing, the lowest number in three weeks. The Chinese capital completely monopolized the statistics of new infections coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Asian country with 3 new positives this Tuesday, the lowest number since June 12, the National Health Commission reported today. Health authorities detailed that all infections were caused by local transmission. Beijing detected a regrowth of the virus early last month in a market city ​​wholesaler and that to date has infected at least 328 people, according to official figures. The 3 total cases represent a fall in the trend of new infections, which were 19 on Monday, 12 on Sunday, and 17 on Saturday. Likewise, the source detailed that, until the last local midnight, 10 patients had been discharged, thus the total number of active infected in China it is 421,...
    Due to regulatory breaches of regulatory provisions, the National Banking and Securities Commission decided to liquidate Banco Ahorro Famsa Banco Ahorro Famsa SA be liquidated As a multiple banking institution for various irregularities in its operation. The Governing Board of the National Baking and Stock Commission notified the company of the revocation of your license for regulatory breaches of regulatory provisions since 2016. Among the regulatory breaches found at the beginning of 2019 to Banco Ahorro Famsa are the execution of operations with related parties for amounts that exceed the limit provided by the Credit Institutions Law. Also, the lack of deduction of advance payments in regulatory capital, improper records of credit portfolio in accounting and insufficient credit reserves. Although the bank’s shareholders took a series of measures between August and September 2019, in response to the CNBV’s observations, these were insufficient to restore the institution’s solvency level. Between...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Emancipation Group statue in Park Square will be removed. The Boston Art Commission voted 8-0 Tuesday night for the controversial memorial’s removal. “As we continue our work to make Boston a more equitable and just city, it’s important that we look at the stories being told by the public art in all of our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Walsh in a statment. “After engaging in a public process, it’s clear that residents and visitors to Boston have been uncomfortable with this statue, and its reductive representation of the Black man’s role in the abolitionist movement. I fully support the Boston Art Commission’s decision for removal and thank them for their work.” The Commission plans to add detailed documentation of the statue to its archives, including photos, a 3D scan, and history of the piece and the process the Commission took to remove it. Before it is removed,...
    For years, one of San Jose’s most influential commissions has been overwhelmingly controlled by white representatives from some of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods. But that’s about to finally change. The San Jose City Council has appointed five new members from different areas across the city to the Planning Commission after public scrutiny for its longtime lack of racial and geographic diversity. The commission, which evaluates land-use policies and gives recommendations on planning and development proposals, will now include three Latinx residents, three white residents and a Black resident — all seven of whom reside in separate council districts. The council, however, did not appoint any Asian-American candidates even though nearly a third of the city’s population is made up of people of Asian and pacific island descent. “We got an excellent pool of candidates, which speaks volumes about the council’s willingness to step up to this kind of commitment and...
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators will decide by Aug. 3 whether to clear Mastercard Inc's bid for part of Scandinavian payments group Nets, according to a European Commission filing. Mastercard's planned acquisition of European rival Nets' three divisions covering corporate clearing, instant payments and e-billing, has already triggered regulatory concerns. The EU competition enforcer, which agreed to review the deal following requests from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Britain, in April said the deal threatens to significantly affect competition in the Nordic area, Europe and Britain. Mastercard sought EU approval on June 26, the Commission site showed. The Commission can approve the deal with or without concessions in its preliminary review or open a four-month investigation if it has serious concerns. (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Louise Heavens) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    By ABDI GULED, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s election body says it intends to delay the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November by 13 months, citing the country's security problems. Announcing that a new date for the elections in Aug. 2021, Halimo Ismail, chairwoman of the electoral commission, told lawmakers and journalists on Monday that elections were being postponed for more than a year because of “significant technical and security challenges.” The announcement by the electoral commission was welcomed by many in the international community including the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia, the European Union, the U.S. and Britain. They issued a joint statement in support of the new election date in which they emphasized the continued need for Somalis to engage in inclusive dialogue to forge the widest possible agreement among Somalia's political parties over the election. However, the Forum of National Parties...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia’s election body says it intends to delay the parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for November by 13 months, citing the country’s security problems. Announcing that a new date for the elections in Aug. 2021, Halimo Ismail, chairwoman of the electoral commission, told lawmakers and journalists on Monday that elections were being postponed for more than a year because of “significant technical and security challenges.” The announcement by the electoral commission was welcomed by many in the international community including the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia, the European Union, the U.S. and Britain. They issued a joint statement in support of the new election date in which they emphasized the continued need for Somalis to engage in inclusive dialogue to forge the widest possible agreement among Somalia’s political parties over the election. However, the Forum of National Parties opposition alliance,...
    Last week, the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice continued its series of hearings on community engagement, with testimony from faith leaders, and held a hearing on policing culture.  The hearings were conducted via teleconference and featured expert witnesses who provided testimony and answered questions from the commissioners. On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the commission received testimony from Robin Engel, Ph.D., Professor, University of Cincinnati; Michael Ranalli, Chief (Retired), Glenville, New York, Police Department; Hampton (Virginia) Police Chief Terry Sult; and Springboro (Ohio) Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff. The panelists discussed policing culture and reasonable use of force.  An overarching theme throughout the panel was the need to use evidence-based research to inform successful reforms regarding police use of force. On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the commission received testimony from Sheriff James McDonell (retired), Los Angeles (Calif.) County; Ronal Serpas, Superintendent of Police of the New Orleans...
    SUNOL– After years of planning and work to preserve Indigenous artifacts, construction of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center in Sunol is finally underway, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The utilities commission, which is heading up the project, said in a statement Friday the Watershed Center is envisioned as an educational hub for raising “awareness of the natural and cultural history of the Alameda Creek Watershed and the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System.” The $27 million, 10,000-square-foot center is being built next to the Sunol Water Temple, near the historic confluence of two creeks, Alameda Creek and the Arroyo de la Laguna, part of the ancestral home of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. The idea of an educational center there has been tossed around for nearly 20 years, but planning began in earnest within the last decade. The center is expected to be completed by March 2022, according to...
    Alan Halsall – Paul Cooper The electoral watchdog should be abolished and its powers handed back to local councils, the three remaining board members of the Vote Leave campaign group have said. The call came as Alan Halsall, one of the directors, spoke out for the first time to lay bare the toll taken by the Electoral Commission’s pursuit of him in the years following the 2016 referendum. MPs on the public administration and constitutional affairs committee are due to grill senior officials from the Commission about its work on Thursday. Earlier this month, the Government said it was considering whether to allow the Electoral Commission to have beefed-up powers to undertake its own prosecutions. A review by the committee for standards in public life said it would “consider whether the commission should play a role in criminal prosecutions for breaches of election finance laws”. This came despite, in...