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    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced a new president and chief executive officer on Monday. Hilary Harp Falk, who has served as the National Wildlife Federation’s chief program officer, will start as the foundation’s new chief on Jan. 3. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 448 New Cases Reported As Key Metrics DeclineFalk, who lives in Annapolis, Maryland, will replace William Baker, who has been president and CEO of the foundation since 1981 and is retiring. “Today, we stand at a crossroads for Bay restoration,” Falk said in a statement. “Finishing the work of Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 and leaving a restored Bay to our children and grandchildren is possible. But it is not certain. I am humbled and honored to now be charged with leading this prestigious institution.” READ MORE: Weather Blog: A Mild Day With A Cooldown Later OnAt the National Wildlife Federation, Falk led and integrated all national and regional programs while serving as strategic advisor to the CEO. Before that, Falk held the position of NWF vice president for regional conservation, where...
    NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson appeared on CNN on Friday to push his organization’s call for free agents to not sign with Texas’ professional sports teams, in addition to calling for the Atlanta Braves to do away with its tomahawk chop gesture. On Thursday, Johnson and NAACP Texas president Gary Bledsoe sent a letter to the players’ associations of the MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA and WNBA, calling on professional players not to sign with teams in Texas due recent Texas measures surrounding abortion, coronavirus and voting. “As we watch an incomprehensible assault on basic human rights unfold in Texas, we are simultaneously witnessing a threat to constitutional guarantees for women, children and marginalized communities,” they wrote. “Over the past few months, legislators in Texas have passed archaic policies, disguised as laws, that directly violate privacy rights and a woman’s freedom to choose, restrict access to free and fair elections for Black and brown voters, and increase the risk of contracting coronavirus,” they continued. “If you are a woman, avoid Texas. If you are Black, avoid Texas. If you want to lower...
    President Joe Biden's plan to vaccinate the country could take a big hit after a major distribution executive called on him to delay the federal nationwide mandates because of the ongoing supply chain issues.  Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors, made the plea during an interview with CNN's Michael Smerconish on Saturday - following a previous warning sent to the White House from business groups to postpone the mandates or risk muddying an already messy supply chain issue.  'We already have a critical shortage of folks that are working through the supply chain … that order would only exacerbate the issue,' Hoplin, who's organization represents 35,000 enterprises across 50 states, told the CNN host.  Biden's executive order would force every employee who works for any company that has a contract with the federal government to be vaccinated by December 8.  Those who fail to comply with the mandate could be terminated.  Should the national vaccine mandate go into effect, the already troubling supply chain issues would be greatly exacerbated because the workforce risks losing non-vaccinated workers...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The new president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Dorri McWhorter, has been in her role for two months and said she is on a mission to change the world."I have a sense of anything's possible for people, so if I can help remove some of the barriers and challenges, why not?" McWhorter said.McWhorter spoke with ABC7 Reporter Leah Hope about her plans for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, her upbringing and her motivation in episode 10 of the ABC7 streaming series "Black & Powerful."McWhorter comes from a business and accounting background. She received her master's degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.She spent years working in corporate America, and said even then, she wanted to be a resource to people."I recognize regardless of where you sit, there's an opportunity to be supportive and help people," McWhorter said.Before leading the YMCA, McWhorter served as CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago for eight years. She said her work with non-profits is driven, in part, by her upbringing. McWhorter said her family did not have much growing...
    President Joe Biden is meeting Wednesday with some of the nation's top CEOs to put more pressure on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to cave in the current debt ceiling stand-off.  Biden has invited bank leaders including JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, Citi's Jane Fraser and Bank of America's Brian Moynihan to the afternoon meeting with Treasury Secretray Janet Yellen, adviser Cedric Richmond and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.  Biden and Senate Democrats are trying to get around a Republican filibuster threat and pass the same bill that got through the House last week, which suspends the debt ceiling until December 2022, after the midterm elections.  President Joe Biden wil meet with bank executives on Wednesday to pressure Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to cave in the current debt ceiling stand-off. On Tuesday night he said it was a 'real possibility' that Democrats scrapped the filibuster on debt ceiling bills  MEETING PARTICIPANTS • Jane Fraser, CEO, Citi • Greg Hayes, CEO, Raytheon • Charlie Oppler, President, National Association of REALTORS • Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP • Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Born and raised in Guatemala, president and CEO of Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children’s Services, Norma Duque, is no stranger to tragedy. “I come from a middle, upper-class family, politicians of course. My dad was murdered when I was 10-years-old and my mother couldn’t claim the pension because he was kidnapped and murdered, but we never found the body,” Duque recalled. READ MORE: Small Brush Fire Burns Near Whittier Narrows Golf CourseBecause the body of Duque’s father was never recovered and the family never received his pension, she says her mother, who had never worked, was struggling with seven children. At 15-years-old, Duque decided to leave Guatemala for the U.S., where she ended up in New York City with barely anything to her name, except determination. “I knew that I wanted to do something. I wanted to make a difference and I was determined to make it in this country. I wasn’t going to go back,” Duque said. With help, Duque found her footing and earned a degree from New York University and started off in...
    Former Trump aide Jason Miller said he was questioned for three hours in Brazil on Tuesday as he left the country after speaking at a conservative conference and meeting President Jair Bolsonaro. Local media reported that he was detained as he prepared to board a private jet at Brasília International Airport and was questioned by federal police as part of an investigation into the organization of anti-democratic acts. The country is poised for turbulence ahead of elections next year, with Bolsonaro's enemies claiming he is plotting a coup to hang on to power.  Miller said he was not accused of any wrongdoing and allowed on his way.  'This afternoon my traveling party was questioned for three hours at the airport in Brasilia, after having attended this weekend’s CPAC Brasil Conference,' he said in a statement. 'We were not accused of any wrongdoing, and told only that they "wanted to talk."  'We informed them that we had nothing to say and were eventually released to fly back to the United States.  'Our goal of sharing free speech around the world continues.'...
    Fort Lauderdale kite surfer dies after slamming into home Harris emphasizing human and worker rights in Vietnam President Biden Wednesday convened a White House summit on cybersecurity with an A-list group of Silicon Valley titans, Wall Street bankers, and CEOs from the energy, finance, and insurance industries. The private meeting was held during an increasingly more brazen stretch of ransomware attacks that have targeted critical infrastructure, in some cases with the attackers extorting multimillion-dollar payments from major corporations, as well as other illicit cyber operations that U.S. authorities have linked to foreign hackers. © Evan Vucci President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Washington. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity, in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 25, in Washington. (Evan Vucci/) Load Error The Biden administration has been urging the private sector to do its part to strengthen cybersecurity defenses against those increasingly sophisticated attacks. In public remarks before the private meeting got underway, the...
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday joked with an NBC reporter about the evacuation in Afghanistan as thousands, including many Americans, struggle to get out of the war-torn country as the Taliban takes over.  Biden, after he made remarks at cybersecurity summit featuring several prominent business executives, was asked by NBC's Peter Alexander what he would do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the August 31st deadline to withdraw U.S. troops. President Joe Biden joked with an NBC reporter about the evacuation in Afghanistan as thousands, including many Americans, struggle to leave 'You'll be the first person I call,' Biden joked in response. White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden's remarks, pointing out the president has given numerous updates and gotten many briefings on the situation in Afghanistan. 'He has also highlighted the fact that we are closely watching closely following the threats from ISIS,' she said at her daily press briefing.  Up to 1,500 Americans are waiting to be evacuated, Secretary of State Tony Blinken said on Wednesday.  He also said there is 'no deadline' on efforts to evacuate...
    President Joe Biden on Wednesday will host some of the biggest names in business at a White House summit on cyber security issues as he enlists the private sector to help his administration combat malicious online attacks. JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon, Apple's Tim Cook, Google's Sundar Pichai, Amazon's Andy Jassy and Microsoft's Satya Nadella are some those scheduled to attend the meeting, which a senior administration official described as a 'call to action.'   'The federal government can't solve this complex, growing international challenge alone, and we can't do it overnight,' the official told reporters on a briefing call Tuesday night.    Representatives from the tech, financial, energy, education and insurance sectors will be at the event.  President Joe Biden will host some of the biggest names in business at a White House summit on cyber security issues At the summit, the administration will ask the private industry to help them to address the 'root causes of any kind of malicious cyber activity,' the official said. The summit comes after several companies have faced ransomware attacks, in some cases extorting multi-million-dollar payments from major corporations....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has named a new president and CEO. READ MORE: FDA Sends Warning Letter, Says Recalled Pet Food May Be Linked To Over 130 Dog Deaths Dr. Jeremy Goodman will take over as head of the facility on Oct. 1. He will be the eighth director of the zoo since its opening in 1898. Goodman is a veterinarian. READ MORE: USPS Holding Job Fair In Monroeville (Photo Provided by Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium) Currently, he is the executive director of the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island. He has also worked at zoos in New Jersey and Indiana. He is also an accreditation inspector for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. In a press release, Dr. Goodman said, “My family and I have visited Pittsburgh and the Zoo, and we are happy that we will be calling Pittsburgh our new home. I’m looking forward to working with the Zoological Society of Pittsburgh’s Board, the City of Pittsburgh, the leadership team and all employees to plan...
    Jean Taylor’s selection as the next president and CEO of American Public Media Group surprised some people, because she’s never been a public media executive. However, Taylor comes to the position with a unique advantage because she’s both an insider and an outsider. Article continues after advertisement Her long service on the APMG board means she already understands the business model challenges facing the organization, and she knows that the nonprofit needs to do better in diversifying its workforce and programming. Yet she also brings the outsider’s perspective through her solid private sector background, and she’s immersed herself in learning about an evolving media landscape through her Star Tribune board chair role. When news broke Wednesday that Taylor would become the top executive at APMG — the parent of Minnesota Public Radio — I thought about what she’s experienced on the APMG board since 2013. Beyond budgets, she and other board members have dealt with the sexual harassment investigation involving Garrison Keillor, they’ve seen discord in the MPR employee ranks, and they’ve had to function during a pandemic. The board of...
    The Associated Press has named Daisy Veerasingham as their 14th president and CEO in the company’s 175-year history.  In a news release published Tuesday, the newswire shared that Veerrasingham, who is currently the executive vice president and chief operating officer, is set to replace retiring president and CEO Gary Pruitt in January 2022. During her 17 years with the AP, Veerrasingham served as the sales director for the newswire station in London and the senior vice president for international revenue, being appointed to her latest role in February.  Veerrasingham, 51, who is a first-generation British national of Sri Lankan descent, will be the first woman and first international person of color to lead the newsroom, according to the news release.  Daisy Veerasingham named president and CEO of The Associated Press: https://t.co/s0K0Q2bOKT pic.twitter.com/HInrIVIc0B— AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) August 3, 2021 “In Daisy Veerasingham we have chosen a proven leader with a deep understanding of how AP operates and a clear vision for the future,” said the chairman of the AP Board of Directors and president and CEO of Hearst Steven R....
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press appointed Daisy Veerasingham as president and CEO on Tuesday, putting her in line to be the first woman, first person of color and first person from outside of the United States to lead the AP in its 175-year history. Currently the news cooperative’s chief revenue officer, Veerasingham will replace the retiring Gary Pruitt at the beginning of next year. Veerasingham, 51, is a first-generation Briton of Sri Lankan descent. Her appointment speaks to the changing portrait of the AP, where 40% of the company’s revenue, double what it was 15 years ago, is now generated outside of the United States. She’ll be tasked with continuing to diversify income sources. The AP, caught in the same financial vise as most of the media industry, saw its revenue drop to $467 million in 2020, down more than 25% in a decade. Veerasingham said she’s determined to maintain the AP as a source of fact-based, nonpartisan journalism, and to fight for freedom of the press and access to information. The AP produces roughly 2,000 news stories,...
    Share this: Transit executive and Brooklynite Janno Lieber, the head of the MTA Construction and Development, will serve as acting board chair and CEO of the MTA effective July 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. Patrick Foye, who has led the MTA for the past four years, will leave the agency on Friday to step into a new role as interim president and CEO of Empire State Development. Sarah Feinberg, interim president of MTA New York City Transit (the division of MTA that runs the city’s subways and buses), had been awaiting the OK of the state Senate to become the first woman to serve as board chair.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The President and CEO of UPMC, Jeffrey Romoff is retiring. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public School Board Set To Vote On Return To School Safety Plan Romoff is one of the people who helped build the Pittsburgh-based healthcare giant that oversees 40 hospitals and employs more than 92,000 people. READ MORE: South Pittsburgh Coalition For Peace Holds Stop The Violence Rally In Response To Recent Shootings As of Wednesday morning, the UPMC Board Of Directors voted unanimously to name Leslie Davis as the next president and CEO. Davis is currently the executive vice president of UPMC’s Health Services Division. MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh City Council Puts Charter Schools Under The Microscope She will succeed Romoff as president and CEO on August 1.
    Newsmax TV, the cable news outlet that prides itself on being more right-wing and more pro-Trump than Fox News, has often been highly critical of President Joe Biden. But Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy, a personal friend of Trump praises Biden's COVID-19 vaccination campaign as a major success in an op-ed for Newsmax's website. Ruddy's article was published on the six-month anniversary of Biden's presidency. It was half a year ago, on January 20, that former President Donald Trump moved out of the White House, Biden was sworn in as president and former U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president. Throughout his presidency, Biden has been quite aggressive when it comes to encouraging vaccination for COVID-19 — and Ruddy applauds that aggression in his op-ed. "As a journalist, I believe in giving credit where it's due," the 56-year-old Newsmax Media CEO explains. "Six months into his administration, President Joe Biden should be applauded for making a huge dent in the COVID pandemic. He inherited an effective vaccine from President Donald Trump, took it into his arms,...
                        Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of the Job Creators Network (JCN), released a statement on Tuesday criticizing President Joe Biden for his recent speech on “voting rights” in Philadelphia. “Biden’s fear-mongering that Republicans are trying to take over state elections in defiance of the will of the voters is ridiculous slander. What he calls voter ‘suppression’ and ‘subversion’ is really just commonsense voting integrity measures,” Ortiz said of the speech. President Biden delivered the speech on Tuesday, and he criticized Republican-led state legislatures throughout the country for “making it harder to vote.” Biden claimed that the new laws are a “21st century Jim Crow assault.” Ortiz claimed that Biden’s speech was merely a political stunt — an attempt to gain stronger support for a far-left Democratic plan that allows the federal government to control elections. “Biden is lying about voting subversion to drum up support for HR 1, which would amount to a federal takeover of election law to benefit Democrats. Voters are smart enough to look past...
    Mark Zuckerberg and his deputy Sheryl Sandberg have 'drifted apart' following disagreements about his handling of Trump, according to a new book - with the staunch Democrat left 'burning with humiliation' at having to defend some of Facebook's policies. Sandberg, 51, is said to have taken exception to Zuckerberg's wooing of the former president, which included showing him internal data revealing he had the most Facebook engagements of any politician and refusing to take down a fake video of Nancy Pelosi slurring her words. The 37-year-old CEO was determined to prove Facebook was not biased against conservatives, leaving his staunch Democrat deputy increasingly isolated, while Zuckerberg has also become 'critical of her handling of public relations', the new book claims. Sandberg, 51, is said to have taken exception to Zuckerberg's wooing of the former president. The pair are pictured at a tech summit Thursday in Sun Valley, Idaho  Cecilia Kang and Sheera Frankel, authors An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination, spoke to dozens of former and current Facebook staff who said that the appearance of Zuckerberg and...
    Former Fox News host Ed Henry who was fired over rape accusations has sued Suzanne Scott, the network's CEO, claiming she 'defamed him as a sex criminal' while hiding an affair between company president Jay Wallace and an employee. The lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, named Scott and Fox News as defendants and seeks an unspecified amount of damages to be determined by a trial. Lawyers for Henry wrote in the lawsuit, obtained by DailyMail.com, that Scott said the former host 'was guilty of unspecified sexual misconduct' when she knew he had been 'falsely accused of rape or serious sexual misconduct by a former Fox News employee' - which would soon become public. 'Ms. Scott sandbagged [Henry] with her statement, lending credence to the false allegations because she was trying to save her own career and burnish her image as a tough, no nonsense female executive who cleaned up Fox News,' the lawsuit reads. Henry alleges that he was used as 'an instrument' and 'scapegoat' to cover up the existence of sexual misconduct at...
    Former Fox News anchor Ed Henry, who was fired from the network after being accused of rape, is suing Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, accusing her of defaming him “as a sex criminal.” Henry’s suit also alleges that Scott accused him of sexual misconduct while covering up an affair between the president of Fox News and a subordinate. Henry was fired from the network in 2020 following an allegation of rape by a former network staffer. At the time, Scott and Fox News president Jay Wallace put out a statement saying, “On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago… Based on investigative findings, Ed has been terminated.” Henry’s lawsuit claims that Scott “sandbagged” him with her statement and “lending credence to the false allegations because she was trying to save her own career and burnish her image as a tough, no nonsense female executive who cleaned up Fox News.” It accuses Scott of being “an instrument to cover up the existence of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is retiring after leading the organization for 31 years. READ MORE: Driver Flees Scene Of Crash In Castle Shannon, Arrested On DUI Charges The zoological society says Dr. Barbara Baker was a trailblazer throughout her time at the zoo. When she was hired decades ago, she was the youngest CEO at any zoo in the country. READ MORE: Pa. Lawmakers Vote To Bank Pandemic Funds, Boost Schools Funding She was also the only female zoo executive in the US, at one as large as Pittsburgh’s. “I’m very very proud and honored to have been able to serve. However, I’m also very excited about my next great adventure,” she said. “I’m looking forward to retirement. I’m looking forward to doing some things with my family, playing with my grandkids, spending time in North Carolina with my family. And riding my horse. So I’m planning on riding off into the sunset and having a great time.” Until her replacement is found, Dr....
                        Live from Music Row Wednesday 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 President and CEO of Bridgeway Academy Jessica Parnell to the newsmakers line to talk about Bridgeway Academy’s 30 year legacy in homeschooling, what they offer, and their stance on critical race theory. Leahy: We are joined now on our newsmaker line by Jessica Parnell. Jessica is involved with Bridgeway Academy and Edovate Learning Corporation. Good morning, Jessica. Parnell: Good morning. How are you? Leahy: Good. So tell us about Edovate Learning Corporation and Bridgeway Academy. Parnell: Sure. Edovate Learning Corporation is an organization that focuses on education, home education primarily. Bridgeway Academy is our home school academy arm, and that academy is support to home educators either who are working independently or who are looking for a full-service academy where we walk with them and provide curriculum for them, keep records, and just are...
    The CEO of Goya Foods called Donald Trump 'the real, legitimate and still actual president of the United States' at CPAC in Florida on Sunday night. Robert Unanue, boss of the Hispanic food supplier, claimed that 'the majority' of Americans voted for the Republican candidate just hours before Trump took the stage in Orlando.  The 67-year-old suggested Trump had been overthrown by communists who had used the Covid-19 pandemic as a political weapon against the incumbent. Unanue told CPAC: 'It's just an honor to be here. But my biggest honor today is gonna be that - I think we're gonna be on the same stage - as, in my opinion, the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.'   Robert Unanue, CEO of Goya Foods, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday Former President Donald Trump assured the crowd at CPAC on Sunday that he will not form his own political party as he appeared for his first public remarks since leaving office on January...
    Washington (CNN)The chief executive officer of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, made a series of false claims about the 2020 election at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday -- a little more than a month after the company board took action to limit his polarizing public political remarks. In 2020, Unanue's compliments of then-President Donald Trump generated controversy and calls for a boycott of Goya, which markets itself as "the premier source for authentic Latino cuisine." After Unanue questioned the legitimacy of the election in a Fox Business interview in January 2021, Goya's board voted to prevent Unanue from speaking to the media without board permission, according to a source familiar with the board's action. On Sunday, though, Unanue appeared on the CPAC stage in Orlando and said: "It's just an honor to be here. But my biggest honor today is gonna be that -- I think we're gonna be on the same stage -- as, in my opinion, the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States, Donald J. Trump." Trump is not the real,...
    THE CEO of Goya Foods has called Donald Trump "the real, legitimate, and still actual president of the United States". Robert Unanue made the bogus claim speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 6The CEO of Goya Foods has called Donald Trump 'the real, legitimate, and still actual president of the United States'Credit: Alamy Live News 6Robert Unanue made the bogus claim speaking today at the Conservative Political Action ConferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty He said: "It’s just an honor to be here. But my biggest honor today is gonna be that -- I think we're gonna be on the same stage -- as, in my opinion, the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States, Donald J. Trump." Unanue then went on to joke about the abuse he could receive from making the claim. He said: "Sorry Twitter, I’ve already been canceled. You can’t do it again. No way." The CEO claimed that the "majority" of people of people had voted for Trump in the election and said that some Americans had voted...
    Media Research Center president Brent Bozell and other conservative leaders on Tuesday announced plans to send a letter to the Attorneys General of all 50 states calling for an investigation into whether Big Tech companies are in violation of the Consumer Protection Statute in their respective states.   "The CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter have repeatedly alleged their platforms are neutral forums for political speech and that they support an equal exchange of ideas. The actions by these tech companies, however, prove those claims are patently false. Conservative speech is under attack. Countless conservatives, former President Trump included, have been censored or outright banned on these platforms for simply expressing their beliefs," Bozell said in a statement. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and CEO Sundar Pichai. (Getty Images) BRENT BOZELL: BIG TECH AND THE SCARY TRUTH -- IF WE DON'T HAVE ONLINE FREEDOM, THEN WE ARE NO LONGER FREE "We cannot allow Facebook, Google and Twitter to continue to deceive the public with lies about the political neutrality of their products," Bozell continued. "We’re urging...
    Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather resigns in disgrace. It’s been a whirlwind week for Mariners President and CEO Kevin Mather, to say the least. The Mariners head-honcho has resigned after a video surfaced over the weekend that showed him in not the nicest of light. pic.twitter.com/IiAZDtePdJ — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 22, 2021 The video in question was from a Rotary Club talk earlier this month where Mather was degrading to former Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, in reference to his English and his need to have a translator. Mather explained that they had to pay a translator and that Iwakuma’s English was “terrible.” “His comments were inappropriate and do not represent our organization’s feelings about our players, staff, and fans,” Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton told ESPN. “There is no excuse for what was said, and I won’t try to make one. I offer my sincere apology on behalf of the club and my partners to our players and fans. We must be, and do, better. We have a lot of work to do to make amends, and that work...
    Elijah McClain: Aurora Police did not have basis to stop, frisk or restrain him, investigation finds Americas half a million Covid deaths a stark reminder of challenges for Biden The Seattle Mariners issued a statement on Monday announcing that Kevin Mather has resigned as president and CEO of the organization. © Abbie Parr/Getty Images Kevin Mather Mather’s resignation comes a day after a video of his controversial comments about the team went viral. Mariners chairman and managing partner John Stanton said Monday that he is “extremely disappointed” and reiterated that Mather’s views do not represent those of the organization. pic.twitter.com/IiAZDtePdJ — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) February 22, 2021 Stanton says he will serve as president and CEO until a successor is chosen. Mather gave inside information about the Mariners during his visit to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club on Feb. 5. The video, which was not uploaded to YouTube until Sunday, featured him shooting the breeze about Seattle’s financial situation, contract talks with various players, and short- and long-term plans for many of the team’s prospects. Mather ended up getting...
    Community groups in Chicago created Two-Thirds United in an effort to build unity between Black and brown residents."When you look at who we are, Latinos and African Americans make a two thirds majority of the Chicago population, and from that was recommended let's become 'Two-thirds United,'" said Marty Castro, Casa Central President & CEO.After the tension that arose between the two communities during the unrest following the killing of George Floyd, Casa Central President & CEO Marty Castro reached out to The Chicago Community Trust for help finding long term solutions. The Chicago Community Trust has awarded funding to Two-Thirds United to promote unity and collaboration."We are working together and any efforts to divide us are misplaced. You should work with us," said Karen Freeman-Wilson, Chicago Urban League President & CEO."We haven't had the time and the resources and the space to have some of the tough conversations that we need to have," said Helene Gayle, The Chicago Community Trust President & CEP.Two-Thirds United plans on giving out $25,000 in micro grants next month to fund programs that encourage dialogue....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, reaction to the historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.Sandra speaks with women who have spent years behind the scenes, increasing Black voter turnout, defending the Black vote, and fighting systematic racism.Melanie Campbell is the President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the convener of the Black Women's Roundtable and Glynda Carr is the President, CEO, and co-Founder of Higher Heights for America, the only political action committee dedicated to electing more progressive Black women.Also on this episode, Sandra talks with New York Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice and DoorDash's Head of U.S. East and Federal Government Relations David London on a new partnership to support Black-owned businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.CEO of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, philanthropist, and entertainer, Tonya Lewis Taylor tells Sandra more about the "Gun Violence Destroys Families Initiative," a social media campaign against gun violence featuring the parents of slain rapper Pop Smoke.Plus, Urban Tech Founder and President, Patricia Bransford, discusses bridging the gap...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said in an interview Saturday that Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s are among the retailers that will stop selling his products due to his continued support of conspiracy theories related to President Donald Trump’s election loss. Lindell, whose company is based in Chaska, made the announcement while talking with conservative commentator Brian Glenn on the Right Side Broadcasting Network. “I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond. They’re dropping MyPillow. Just got off the phone not five minutes ago. Kohl’s, all these different places,” Lindell said. “These [companies], they’re scared, like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.'” Dominion Voting Systems is also threatening to sue Lindell for slander. Dominion sent legal letters to Lindell in December and early January over his false and conspiratorial claims about the machines being “rigged” or influencing the results of the U.S. Presidential election. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Dominion has sent letters to others, including Sidney Powell...
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A shortage of nurses, aides and other staff at nursing homes in Maine that already existed before the pandemic is getting worse. More than one third of the state’s nursing homes reported shortages of both nurses and aides at the beginning of this month, and more than 20% were short on other staff, according to reports filed with federal regulators. “The situation is dire,” John Orestis, president and CEO of North Country Associates, the state’s largest Maine-based long-term care provider, told the Maine Sunday Telegram. Rick Erb, president and CEO of the Maine Health Care Association, a professional organization representing more than 200 nursing homes, said the staffing shortage comes as no surprise. “I think everyone understood staffing to be a challenge before COVID, so it’s not difficult to see how it can go from being a challenge to a crisis very quickly,” he said. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has called for a military coup following his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, where he was seen holding notes about martial law and the Insurrection Act.   Lindell, Trump's informal advisor who was a former crack addict-turned pillow company boss, appeared at the White House Friday afternoon for a brief meeting.  He says that he presented new theories regarding election fraud, which he has enthusiastically backed despite the federal government certifying the vote.    Lindell spoke about the meeting with Right Side Broadcasting, a conservative media outlet based in Alabama, in a Facebook interview Saturday and admitted he 'hopes' the heavy military presence in Washington DC is a sign Trump will use it to cling to power.  The interviewer said 'people are hoping that this military presence is a response' to election fraud. 'That’s where my hope lies,' Lindell responded.  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has called for a military coup following his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, where he was seen holding notes about martial law and the Insurrection Act ...
    Even after acknowledging the upcoming transition, President Donald Trump met Friday with MyPillow exec Mike Lindell – who carried notes into the White House that referenced Martial Law and even a final leadership shakeup at the CIA. Lindell, a Trump advisor who backed many of his conspiracy theories about massive election fraud, appeared unexpectedly at the White House Friday afternoon. A Marine was stationed outside the West Wing, indicating Trump was most likely there. Amid a huge National Guard presence in D.C. after last week's MAGA riots in the Capitol, close-up of Lindell's notes revealed some bizarre snippets about what may be on his mind. Lindell, like Trump, spoke to the rally crowd before Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, stands outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. A closeup of his notes revealed tense topics ranging from martial law to the Insurrection Act and the leadership of the CIA One ominous line said 'martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any.' The term does not...
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