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    GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization panel says early evidence on new COVID-19 variant suggests an increased risk of reinfection. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    AN ORGANIZATION expert has revealed her top tip for storing extra comforters, blankets, towels, and more. The best part is it only costs about $10. 3A woman claimed her organization tip will bring order back to your linen closetCredit: TikTok 3The tip also creates extra seatingCredit: TikTok “Our linen closet has enough room for towels and sheets because of one simple hack: This cheap bean bag chair cover,” she said in a video she posted to TikTok.  “Inside I have put all of our comforters and unwieldy bedding that didn’t fit in the linen closet,” she added.  “It’s all packed inside here, but you can fill it with just about anything: stuffed animals, pillows, towels, whatever you need. “And it is a really comfortable seat,” she concluded. She claimed her hack is great for those who live in a “neurodivergent household” like her. People gave the TikToker a virtual thumbs up in the comment section of the video as they showered her with excited compliments. Most read in LifestyleROYAL RAGER Prince Harry 'blew Charles out the water' with shocking Meghan...
    The NAACP website states that the organization's mission is to "ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all citizens." Certainly a noble endeavor, but it has to be asked -- what sacrifice are Derrick Johnson and the NAACP making in all this? I guess he did take the time to craft the two-page letter. That took some effort. But this is nothing more than grandstanding and a cheap attempt to stay relevant by an organization whose influence has been fading for years. It's very easy to request that others reduce their economic opportunities in highly lucrative careers that have relatively short life spans. All of the sacrifice — and almost none of the benefits (if there are any ) — in this instance would be for the players who are learning that being a willing pawn means that others make the moves for you on this chessboard. Real activism should go farther than hashtagging and sitting out games. Now they are being asked not to play for certain teams in major markets. Hey, guys, don't you just...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami City Manager Art Noriega, who helped hire Art Arcevedo as the police chief six months ago, now says he’s not the right fit. Acevedo is now on his way out as Miami’s police chief. READ MORE: Inter Miami CF To Fill 2,500 Comfort Bags For Cancer PatientsNoriega announced the suspension of Acevedo on Monday night “with the intent to terminate his employment.” In a statement, Noriega said “the relationship between the Chief and the organization has become untenable and needed to be resolved promptly.” According to Noriega, the relationship between Acevedo and the Miami Police Department has  “deteriorated beyond repair.” “Relationships between employers and employees come down to fit and leadership style and unfortunately, Chief Acevedo is not the right fit for this organization,” Noriega wrote. In his letter to Acevedo about the suspension, he listed eight reasons why he wanted him gone. Noriega said he will certify to the city’s commission about his decision and the cause of the suspension. The commission will then have five days to render judgement. “If after a...
    Organizing an entire home can feel really intimidating. It’s easy to look at all of the spaces, both big and small, that need to be cleaned and put back together, and feel too overwhelmed to do much of anything. To make things feel a bit more manageable, start by stocking up on the right home organization tools. The perfect pieces will help you make the most of your space, give everything a home, and look aesthetically pleasing as well. You should aim to pick out versatile options, like baskets that could easily be used in the kitchen pantry or the bathroom cabinets. Try to keep things pretty uniform and basic as well. You certainly don’t need every product to match, but it’s nice to have a cohesive look, especially in one area. Picking out the right organization tools is just the beginning---once you have them, you have to actually get the work done, which can feel stressful enough that you end up stopping right in the middle. Kate Pawlowski, co-founder of Done & Done Home, recommends warding off that overwhelmed...
    (CNN)The Human Rights Campaign has terminated its president Alphonso David following an investigation last month over his actions while assisting former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was responding to an allegation of sexual harassment, according to a statement from the HRC.In a response on social media, David said the termination was unjust. "As a Black, gay man who has spent his whole life fighting for civil and human rights, they cannot shut me up. Expect a legal challenge," he wrote.The dispute followed the resignation last month of the three-term governor following an investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James. In its aftermath, attention was focused on allies who helped shape Cuomo's response to the allegations, which ​included alleged instances of retaliation against at least one accuser. James released her report on August 3, concluding that Cuomo "sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law." Cuomo announced his resignation on August 10. He denied the sexual harassment allegations, saying he never touched anyone inappropriately but acknowledged that some of his behavior made others uncomfortable.Read MoreIn her report, James noted...
    Share Although there are many heroes in Marvel Studios, there are also organizations that aim to conquer the world. The movie of Shang-chi will introduce us to a new hero played by Simu liu, but also Marvel studios you are fixing the mistakes they made in the past. Since they will show us the real Mandarin what is a man called Wenwu (Tony Leung) and it has nothing to do with what we saw in iron Man 3 (2013). It will also be very important the ten rings, an organization that they have also mentioned before but now explain the truth in great detail. But the ten rings will not only be present in Shang-chi, given that Marvel studios has plans to continue using this evil organization as has already happened with HYDRA. This makes a lot of sense since there are super powerful heroes who need cosmic rivals to make the fight interesting, while there are many others whose skills are not up to par and need more human rivals to show off. A very clear...
    The IOC is being accused of animal cruelty. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images Swiss animal welfare organization Wild beim Wild is taking legal action against the IOC. The complaint includes an incident in the pentathlon where a disobedient horse was punched. Several other incidents at Tokyo, including the death of an eventing horse, are cited in the complaint. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. The International Olympic Committee is being sued by an animal welfare organization after a horse was punched at the Tokyo Olympics. The horse Saint Boy was hit by German coach Kim Raisner after it refused to jump during pentathlete Annika Schleu's run. Raisener was sent home and mass outrage resulted in calls to change the rules of the sport.  Now, Swiss animal welfare organization Wild beim Wild is taking legal action against the IOC as well...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An armed group that Ethiopia calls a terrorist organization says it’s now in alliance with Tigray forces as war spreads. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Washington (CNN)A swastika was found carved into an elevator at the State Department on Monday, leading Secretary of State Antony Blinken to condemn the hateful carving and describe it as a reminder that anti-Semitism is still alive."As this painfully reminds us, anti-Semitism isn't a relic of the past," Blinken wrote in a memo to all State Department employees that was reviewed by CNN. "It's still a force in the world, including close to home. And it's abhorrent. It has no place in the United States, at the State Department or anywhere else. And we must be relentless in standing up and rejecting it." Axios was first to report the incident.Blinken said that the swastika -- which was the centerpiece of the Nazi flag and is synonymous with anti-Semitism -- has been removed from the elevator and the incident will be investigated by Diplomatic Security, the federal law enforcement branch of the State Department. Blinken spoke to the fact that anti-Semitism is often connected with other forms of hatred and said none of them should be part of the US culture...
    The Philadelphia Eagles needed a drastic change after a four-win season in 2020, and the team got rid of Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson and brought on Nick Sirianni to start that journey. The Eagles won the Super Bowl in 2017 and had made three straight playoff appearances, but last season didn’t sit well with many Super Bowl veterans still on the squad, NFL.com reports. Right tackle Lane Johnson joined NFL Network’s Good Morning Football and said the foundation has been laid for a turnaround after last year’s "embarrassment." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Really looking at our team right now, we had a great OTAs," he said. "[We’re] moving forward, learning the playbook. I feel like coach Sirianni’s just taking great command of the team, holding everybody accountable. I know camp starts here in a few weeks, [July] 27th, and everybody’s looking forward to that. But a lot of veteran leadership, a lot of young, hungry guys ready to prove themselves, and that’s where we’re at. Last year was an embarrassment for everybody involved, and looking forward, we’re ready to...
    The Trump Organization has removed Allen Weisselberg as an officer from dozens of subsidiaries after he was indicted on tax fraud charges,according to a report Monday The Trump Organization has removed Allen Weisselberg as an officer from dozens of subsidiaries after he was indicted on tax fraud charges,according to a report Monday. The Wall Street Journal reported that Weisselberg has been dropped from executive positions several companies including Mar-Lago and Trump Payroll Corp. The 73-year-old was listed as treasurer, director, vice president and secretary of Trump Payroll, which handles the salaries of staffers in the Trump business empire. Now Donald Trump Jr. is listed as executive vice president, director, secretary, treasurer and vice president and Eric Trump is listed as president, director and chairman, according to Florida Department of State business records.  It was also reported last week that he was terminated as a director at Trump International Golf Club Scotland Limited.  The report did not detail the other firms where his roll has changed.  There are also discussions for wholesale changes for Weisselberg's role in the Trump family business, two weeks after he...
    (CNN)The Trump Organization has removed Allen Weisselberg, its chief financial officer, from officer positions at several of its subsidiaries, including Mar-a-Lago, after he and former President Donald Trump's namesake business were indicted for allegedly running a 15-year tax fraud scheme.Other subsidiaries that Weisselberg, who has pleaded not guilty to 15 state charges, including grand larceny, has been removed from as an officer include the Trump Payroll Corp., which was also named in the indictment, Trump National Golf Club, Trump International Hotels Management and the Trump International Golf Club in Scotland, according to publicly filed corporation documents.A lawyer for Weisselberg and a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to CNN's requests for comment. No explanation was provided in the amended corporate filings.After the indictment earlier this month, Trump told The New York Times of Weisselberg, "I'm with him all the way."Read MoreThis story is breaking and will be updated.
    zz/KGC-375/STAR MAX/IPx Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.After Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance indicted the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg for tax fraud on Thursday, supporters of Donald Trump took pains to point out that the former president had not been charged personally. But setting aside the strong possibility that Vance may file more charges in the case, a criminal indictment of Trump’s company hits close to the man the brand is built on. The Trump Organization is Trump, and Trump is the Trump Organization. And this indictment could have severe repercussions for the firm and Trump himself. The Trump Organization is something of a one-note brand—nearly every aspect of the company’s identity is tied to the former president. The company’s entire strategy is to appeal to consumers by evoking the ethos of wealth, status, and luxury that Trump has tried to equate with himself. But the company is also, legally speaking, his alter ego. With the...
    Former President Donald Trump was spotted outside Trump Tower in Manhattan Tuesday with one of his longest-serving advisors amid a drumbeat of reports that prosecutors are preparing to bring charges against executives of the company he helped build. The former president exited his Fifth Avenue building in the afternoon, departing after longtime aide Dan Scavino, who helps organize Trump's social media strategy and served as his golf caddie decades ago.  His appearance came on a day when Trump Organization Chief Operating Officer Allen Weisselberg came into the office amid the growing media focus on prosecutors.  A man in a suit carried a cardboard banker's box with '45 Office' written on the outside. That is the same phrase the former president attaches to his post-presidential statements from his taxpayer-funded post-presidential office. Perched atop the case was a tan briefcase with a combo lock.  Former President Donald Trump leaves his New York Trump Tower building Tuesday afternoon, amid reports that prosecutors in New York are preparing potential charges against executives or the Trump Organization Weisselberg, the longtime Trump Organization exec, left his...
    Former NFL quarterback Alex Smith defended Aaron Rodgers in a recent interview about the Green Bay Packers star’s ongoing saga with the organization. Rodgers has reportedly been angling his way for a trade from the organization. He told ESPN in May there was a culture issue within the franchise that didn’t sit well with him. Rodgers is holding out of training camp until the Packers trade him or tensions simmer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Smith, who was selected No. 1 in the 2005 NFL Draft, which saw Rodgers fall all the way to Green Bay with the 24th overall pick, has supported Rodgers through the controversy. "Clearly it’s not an ideal situation and not what it should be," Smith told USA Today on Friday. "I think he’s due a certain level of communication and certain level of respect beyond the average player. And I don’t think that’s asking a whole lot just to communicate. Clearly that didn’t happen over the last couple years." PACKERS’ DAVANTE ADAMS HAS AARON RODGERS’ BACK NO MATTER WHAT, ‘READY TO ROCK’...
    It was supposed to be the celebration of a grand career as the American Civil Liberties Union presented a prestigious award to longtime lawyer David Goldberger. He had argued one of its most famous cases, defending the free speech rights of Nazis in the 1970s to march in Skokie, Illinois, home to many Holocaust survivors. Goldberger, now 79, adored the ACLU. But at his celebratory luncheon in 2017, he listened to one speaker after another and felt a growing unease. A law professor argued that the free speech rights of the far-right were not worthy of defense by the ACLU and that Black people experienced offensive speech far more viscerally than white allies. In the hallway outside, an ACLU official argued it was perfectly legitimate for his lawyers to decline to defend hate speech. Goldberger, a Jew who defended the free speech of those whose views he found repugnant, felt profoundly discouraged. “I got the sense it was more important for ACLU staff to identify with clients and progressive causes than to stand on principle,” he said in a recent...
    Hollywood star and left-wing political advocate Barbra Streisand took to social media Sunday to warn the world against the Republican Party, saying it seeks to install “an authoritarian state.” Using Twitter to share her political insight, the longtime Democratic supporter and donor expounded on the GOP in general and its political aims in particular, alleging the party has no belief in fair and free elections and is instead intent of depriving voters of their rights. “The GOP no longer believes in free and fair elections. This is why they are taking away the rights of voters. They want an authoritarian state,” Streisand said in her post. The GOP no longer believes in free and fair elections. This is why they are taking away the rights of voters. They want an authoritarian state. — Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 30, 2021 Streisand is no stranger to delivering a running commentary on the state of the GOP, having once famously accused former President Donald Trump of making her gain weight, because after hearing the morning news, she switched from liquids to pancakes doused in maple...
    Bradley Cortright May 26, 2021 0 Comments Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) is pressing Dr. Anthony Fauci on whether China’s president is exerting “undue influence” over the World Health Organization (WHO). During a Senate hearing on Wednesday, Kennedy asked Fauci, “Can we agree that if you took [Chinese] President Xi Jinping and turned him upside and shook him, the World Health Organization would fall out of his pocket?” “I don’t think I can answer that question, sir. I’m sorry,” Fauci responded. Kennedy asked, “Do you think that President Xi Jinping has undue influence over the World Health Organization?” “I have no way of knowing the influence of the president of China over the WHO,” Fauci said. Watch the video below: Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questions Dr. Fauci: "Can we agree that if you took [China] President Xi Jinping and turned him upside and shook him, the World Health Organization would fall out of his pocket?"Dr. Fauci: "I dont think I can answer that, sir." pic.twitter.com/OKceN0nTCz— The Recount (@therecount) May 26, 2021 Last year, conservatives raised concerns about the influence China...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former President Donald Trump is responding to a new investigation. The New York Attorney General’s office is looking into possible criminal wrongdoing by the Trump Organization. READ MORE: Mask Guidelines In New Jersey Remain Unchanged, But Many Other COVID-19 Protocols Eased As Summer Approaches Trump released a lengthy statement Wednesday: I have just learned, through leaks in the mainstream media, that after being under investigation from the time I came down the escalator 5 ½ years ago, including the fake Russia Russia Russia Hoax, the 2 year, $48M, No Collusion Mueller Witch Hunt, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and others, that the Democrat New York Attorney General has “informed” my organization that their “investigation” is no longer just a civil matter but also potentially a “criminal” investigation working with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. There is nothing more corrupt than an investigation that is in desperate search of a crime. But, make no mistake, that is exactly what is happening here.  The Attorney General of New York literally campaigned on prosecuting Donald Trump even before she...
    We recently highlighted the efforts of San Francisco Community Health Center (SFCHC) in the Tenderloin.As part of 96.5 KOIT's Workday Bonus giveaway campaign, Reggie Aqui donated his $1,000 prize to the Center.Freska, Midday On-Air Talent, 96.5 KOIT, honored a very special listener, Reggie Aqui, with a check as their "Employee of the Day."It didn't take Reggie long to decide he wanted to award SFCHC. Lance Toma, CEO, told us the donation will go to more supplies and resources to continue to provide support to the communities they serve.For Today's Hits & Yesterday's Favorites, follow 96.5 KOIT:Facebook: @koitradioTwitter: @965KOITInstagram: @965koitVIDEO: One community is coming together to make sure all residents get vaccinated Vaccination center in Tenderloin.
    Storage tanks at a Colonial Pipeline Inc. facility in Avenel, New Jersey, on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty Images The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was an all too familiar story to businesses across the United States. The pipeline, which supplies fuel to some 50 million people from the Gulf Coast up through the entire East Coast, was closed last Friday as a precautionary measure after a ransomware attack. The company and the U.S. government continue to investigate the extent of the impact. Over the past few months, ransomware attacks have not only hit businesses of all sizes, but also hospitals in New York, Nebraska, Oregon, and Michigan, among multiple other states. Police and sheriffs' offices, schools, and local governments, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Fisher County, Texas, have suffered a similar fate. A recent report from the Ransomware Task Force, a group of 60 cybersecurity experts from industry and government, sheds light on both the alarming increase in the frequency of these attacks and the ransom size they demanded. In 2020, it estimates $350...
    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Mother's Day by donating diapers, supplies and other items to an organization that serves homeless pregnant women and their babies. The organization, Harvest Home, shared news of the donation on their Instagram page Sunday afternoon.  'Today, we are thrilled to have the support of Archewell Foundation, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and Procter & Gamble, who are donating diapers, cleaning supplies, and other essential items to ensure that the moms and babies at Harvest Home are celebrated all throughout the year,' the caption of the post reads.  According to Harvest Home, the Mother’s Day surprise was accompanied by a personal letter from the Duchess, who is the mother of two-year-old Archie. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated Mother's Day by donating diapers, supplies and other items to an organization that serves homeless pregnant women and their babies (Instagram post pictured) Their act of kindness on Mother's Day comes as the Duchess shared a message to supporters during the Vax Live telecast (pictured)  'As a mom, and an expectant mom, I deeply appreciate...
    Lilian Thuram. Getty/Regis Duvignau World Cup winner Lilian Thuram says soccer's authorities don't protect Black players against racism. He told Insider he is now on a mission to start an independent players' organization that will. "It would give them a cohesion and it would give them strength," he said in an interview. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. France's winning team at the 1998 World Cup is one of the greatest in the history of soccer. Led by captain Didier Deschamps, Les Bleus boasted a roster that included Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Vieira, and a young Thierry Henry. While all of the above have since put their talents to good use in the world of football management, Lilian Thuram, another of France's biggest stars from the tournament, has instead chosen a different career path post retirement – fighting against racism.  After calling time on a glistening playing career that saw him win titles with AS Monaco, Parma, Juventus, and FC Barcelona in 2008, Thuram first started his own foundation, which aims to educate young people on the roots of racism...
    A more complete video of the attack shows building staff members helping the 65-year-old Asian woman in the attack. The Brodsky Organization The doormen accused of standing by during a brutal attack on an Asian woman were reportedly fired. A 26-second video from the NYPD sparked outrage as it appeared the building's staff failed to intervene. The man, however, appeared to offer some help after the attack in a longer clip of the incident. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York City doormen who were accused of standing by while an Asian woman was brutally attacked outside have been fired by the company that manages the building, CBS News reporter Matt Pieper first reported. A viral video of the incident last week showed a man kicking a 65-year-old woman to the ground and stomping on her head while verbally assaulting her on March 29 outside 360 West 43rd Street, an upscale residence in midtown's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood owned by The Brodsky Organization.  The Brodsky Organization and the union that represents the building staffers did not...
    Girl Scouts during a Fourth of July parade in San Gabriel, California in 2018. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images After the death of George Floyd in 2020, Girl Scouts of the USA began an anti-racism initiative. The Ford Foundation donated $500,000 to the Girl Scouts to support the organization's new mission. The money will be used to hire consultants to audit programs, practices, and policies. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Girl Scouts of the USA received a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support the Girl Scouts' "commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization," according to a press release on Tuesday. In response to the death of George Floyd in summer 2020, the Girl Scouts launched an internal initiative to create a diversity, equity, and inclusion task force and racial justice steering committee "to help create an organization that works for all girls, including by ensuring that Black, Indigenous, Latina, and all girls of color feel supported, welcomed, and treated with dignity and respect." Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, applauded the Girl...
    Comic-Con won’t be hosting its regular in-person annual gathering this summer, as the organization behind the cosplay and fan gathering cancel the event for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is now an in-person event on the books for the fall to compliment the limited online versions the organization is hosting in the coming months. Comic-Con International, the non-profit in charge of running the event and its companion conventions, announced on Saturday that it plans to hold a three-day, in-person event in November. It will take place in San Diego, where Comic-Con typically holds its biggest annual summer event at the city’s convention center. Yet it’s not known right now what the size or scope of the event will be. NBC News reports the dates will be November 26th to November 28th. Comic-Con will have its first in-person event since the start of COVID-19 this November “As the timing and scope of our larger event factored greatly into our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at...
    More than a hundred women have made public this Wednesday a manifesto in which they call on women from all over the country to join this initiative to raise a new feminist political organization, “thought by and for women”. Under the motto “Feminists to Congress”, The promoters of this initiative that are considered “abandoned to their fate by all the parties” aspire to turn their exhaustion “into a firm and determined proposal” for the creation of “a political organization that puts the Feminist Agenda at the center”. The idea is to form together with all the women who want to participate what will be the basis of the party, combining the skills and knowledge of all of them to achieve a solid proposal, yes, always with the feminist perspective as a starting point. In this sense, the signatories indicate that the main “historical vindications of feminism” are “unequivocally abolitionist”, such as: “gender, femicides, prostitution, pornography, labor and reproductive exploitation, the sale of babies, obstetric violence, religious misogyny, or the biological and social erasure of women. “ Among the...
    The National Police, Mossos d’Esquadra and the Romanian Police have carried out an operation in the framework of which they have dismantled a international organization of pimps of Romanian origin, with ramifications in the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany, which marked women with tattoos. As reported this Saturday by the Police, in the joint police operation, coordinated by Europol, 18 women have been released (seven in Spain and 11 in Romania), while 19 people have been arrested: eight in Spain and eleven in Romania. Investigations carried out by a joint team of the National Police and Mossos d’Esquadra made it possible to determine the presence of a Romanian criminal organization settled in the province of Girona that tried to monopolize street prostitution in the areas of l’Alt Empordá and La Selva. To do this, they used violence and intimidation against other women and pimps who acted in those places with the aim of expelling them or receiving a fee from them to be able to work. The women were captured by members of the organization who began a romantic...
    Savannah Rychcik March 19, 2021 0 Comments Mary Trump, former President Donald Trump’s niece, announced she is joining the board of LPAC, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ female candidates. According to Politico, Trump says she is making the move as a result of watching her uncle almost destroy democracy. “We came really close to losing our democracy — and I may sound melodramatic but it happens to be true,” Trump said on Thursday. She added, “I feel it’s the beginning of the fight because we came so close to losing everything, and we’re also faced with a situation in which there’s this fight over the filibuster, and it’s important we understand this is about representation across the board.” Politico explained Trump worked with the organization before the 2016 election and was asked to join LPAC to assist with recruiting candidates and fundraising ahead of the 2022 elections. “If it’s only men making decisions about womens’ issues or straight people making decisions about LGBTQ issues, then that’s where we run into problems and we’ve seen this,”...
    “United Democrats”. “This is how all participants in the Forum of Independent Deputies are detained,” the organization said on Telegram, posting a video of opponents being taken in police vans. About 150 people – the vast majority of them local deputies – from all over Russia attended the forum, held in a hotel in northern Moscow, the aim of which was to discuss regional and local elections scheduled for September. “Forty minutes after the start of the forum, the police filled the room. All the deputies were arrested and taken to the police stations,” said opponent Ilia Iachine on Facebook, accompanying his post with a photo of him in a police van. Images released by Russian media showed dozens of police vans parked in the snow outside the hotel, while in a video posted by Moscow neighborhood deputy Sergei Vlassov a police officer claimed the “event is unwanted.” . The former mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevguéni Roïzman or the opponent Vladimir Kara-Murza are among those arrested, as are several journalists who covered the forum. “The police said the event...
    Michael Cohen is set to be interviewed by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. for the fourth time as part of the criminal probe into Donald Trump, DailyMail.com can reveal. Sources say the move signals the imminent indictment of the former president and members of the Trump Organization in the financial fraud inquiry. Trump's former fixer Cohen is a key part of Vance's investigation, which is the only known active criminal inquiry into Trump. It's understood Cohen will be questioned in more detail Friday on Trump’s finances, including his relationship with Deutsche Bank, his primary lender for decades. The probe is focused on allegations of bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is set to interview Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Friday, DailyMail.com can reveal  Cohen will likely be questioned in more detail Friday on Trump’s finances, including his relationship with Deutsche Bank, his primary lender for decades. Trump was seen golfing in West Palm Beach, Florida this month  A source told...
    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the organization that puts together E3 every year, is reportedly planning for a digital-only event this summer. According to documents obtained by VGC (via Polygon), E3 2021 will likely consist of three days of live-streamed coverage with time allotted for an awards show, a preview event and two-hour keynotes from major publishers.  In a statement the ESA shared with several publications, including News Brig, a spokesperson confirmed the organization is working on “transforming the E3 experience for 2021,” adding, “[we] will soon share exact details on how we’re bringing the global video game community together.”  New year. New colors. — Summer Game Fest (@summergamefest) February 8, 2021 As with many other conventions and trade shows in 2020, the ESA canceled E3 last year after the coronavirus pandemic made it untenable to host a large group of people in a confined space. In the absence of the event, most publishers went ahead and hosted their own digital showcases. With help from Twitch, The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley put together the Summer Game Fest,...
    (CNN)Deborah Archer, a clinical law professor at New York University, has been elected as the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union -- the first Black person to hold the position.The ACLU made the announcement Monday, calling Archer "an established civil rights attorney, scholar, and teacher."Congratulations to Deborah Archer, newly elected president of the ACLU national board! pic.twitter.com/DDGGJk6mTR— ACLU (@ACLU) February 1, 2021 In addition to her professorship, Archer is the co-faculty director at NYU's Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, and the director of the Civil Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law.Archer has been a part of the ACLU for years, beginning her career as a legal fellow in the ACLU Racial Justice Program, the organization stated. She's been a member of the board since 2009 and a general counsel since 2017."After beginning my career as an ACLU fellow, it is an honor to come full circle and now lead the organization as board president," Archer said in a statement. "The ACLU has proven itself as an invaluable voice in the fight for civil rights in...
    “Better late than never” is a popular saying used to emphasize the importance of getting things done, even if it’s late. An example can be what happened between Reina Sofía and Georgina RodríguezYes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, a few hours ago. The Juventus footballer’s partner published by surprise on his Instagram account the unexpected letter sent to him by the Queen Sofia to congratulate you on Christmas and the New Year, a message that was delayed but ended up arriving and moving Georgina. The mother of King Felipe has sent the Spanish influencer of Argentine origin the traditional Christmas ‘Christmas’ signed in her own hand and also by King Juan Carlos, who is in Abu Dhabi after leaving Spain last August . “We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous year 2021,” says the congratulations. In addition, for the record that it is something personalized, Queen Sofía wrote a small card in her own hand where she transferred those same wishes to Georgina Rodríguez, Cristiano Ronaldo and their family. The reasons why the young woman received the card from the...
    The State Department designated another Islamic militant group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, the department announced Thursday. Harakat Sawa’d Misr (HASM), an Egypt-based active terrorist group formed in 2015, had claimed responsibility for assassinating an Egyptian National Security Agency officer and an attack on an embassy in Cairo, according to the State Department. HASM was also responsible for killing at least 20 people with a car bomb that exploded near a hospital in Cairo, according to the State Department. The group also claimed an attempted assassination of Egypt’s former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa. #US Places HASM Leaders on #Terror List https://t.co/wIpTD10VfH — Asharq Al-Awsat English (@aawsat_eng) January 16, 2021 Some HASM leaders have been tied to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. A Senior HASM official, Al-Samahi, has previously been involved in attack planning, target selection and managing the group’s finances. Designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) makes it more difficult for a group to access resources needed to plan and perform acts of terror, according to the State Department. The designation is meant to “expose and isolate” the group...
    When the San Francisco Giants announced they signed left-hander Alex Wood to a one-year, $3 million deal Thursday, it came as little surprise to anyone who’s followed Farhan Zaidi’s tenure closely. The Giants’ president of baseball operations has spent the last two-plus seasons searching for diamonds in the rough, bounce back candidates and players with strong track records looking to reestablish their value at the major league level. Wood, a 2017 All-Star who finished ninth in National League Cy Young voting that season, has an impressive pedigree and emerged as an inexpensive option in free agency due to recent injury issues. Zaidi’s projection that Wood will start every fifth day for the Giants is a modest gamble, but it’s no bigger of a risk than the recent ones the Giants have taken with other left-handers in Drew Pomeranz and Drew Smyly. Signing Wood was a fairly obvious move for the Giants because the team didn’t have another left-hander slated to open the season in the starting rotation, Wood has a relationship with Zaidi dating back to their...
    Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness, according to a nonprofit organization she co-founded. 'It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Kerry Vincent earlier this evening,' a statement on the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show's Facebook page read. 'Being a very private person when it came to all things not cake, she did not want to put her illness out there to the public. 'Unfortunately her fight has come to an end but she will no longer have any pain. She will be sorely missed by all who she has touched through the Sugar Arts as will as personally.' RIP: Food Network personality Kerry Vincent has died at 75 from an undisclosed illness, according to a nonprofit organization she co-founded  The organization said that 'there will be no services per her request,' thanking fans for their 'thoughts and prayers.' The Wyalkatchem, Australia native had hosted the series Save My Bakery and had been a judge on Food Network Challenge and The Great Australian Bake Off. RELATED ARTICLES...
    Social business is about a helping hand. It’s about new jobs and new opportunities for vulnerable groups. Social business is also about helping someone in great need. Especially now, when there is a crisis and uncertainty around us. So, this pre-Christmas time is the perfect time to consider setting up your own community organization. This is an opportunity to help you and others. Content will continue after the ad Advertising A social organization has no profit motive. Of course, it has to survive, so for its existence – to cover costs and pay salaries – such companies must also earn. But primarily all financial resources are invested in development. The social organization is the biggest helper to the government in providing various social services. Entrepreneurs in this field have not been able to complain about government assistance in recent years – Ministry of Health It has given many companies the status of a social entity, meaning tax breaks and the opportunity to apply for a grant to invest in further development. Social Business...
    Getty Chris Spielman in a 1991 game with the Lions. Historically, the terms “bright” and Detroit Lions haven’t often combined in the same football sentence, but in one of the weirdest calendar years in history, it might only be fitting if that finally began to play out. Tuesday, the Lions revealed a pre-holiday surprise to their fans by bringing former linebacker and Fox television analyst Chris Spielman back home to work in the front office. Spielman won’t be the general manager though, but he will assist team president Rod Wood on football matters. The addition is a huge one for a team which badly needed a sound football voice to assist them in a huge transition period. By getting Spielman into the mix, score another early point for Detroit owner Sheila Ford Hamp. The Lions’ much maligned ownership group has long marched to their own beat often to their detriment, but in bringing home a Lions legend and a person who is also considered a bright football mind, the new owner may have made the best and biggest...
    (CNN)Darnella Frazier's impulse to pull out her cell phone and hit record on May 25 had a profound impact.The 17-year-old had ventured out to the store with her younger cousin that day when she saw a man handcuffed and face down on the ground. She captured former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into George Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes -- what would be Floyd's final moments.She shared the video on social media and it was soon seen around the world. It sparked change in her local community, leading to the firing of the four officers involved, a ban on police chokeholds and a federal investigation. It also became the catalyst for a global racial justice movement."With nothing more than a cell phone and sheer guts, Darnella changed the course of history in this country, sparking a bold movement demanding an end to systemic anti-Black racism and violence at the hands of police," PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement. Read MoreFrazier was honored for her bravery on Tuesday by PEN America, a nonprofit organization...
    A Utah police officer is accused of abducting a family member on Thanksgiving amid a bizarre outburst in which the officer allegedly believed he was “being watched by an unknown organization,” according to recent reports. South Jordan Master Officer Scott Elliott Russell has been placed on administrative leave with pay following Thursday’s events, local affiliate FOX13 Salt Lake City and The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Russell, reportedly a 15-year veteran of the South Jordan Police Department, and a relative went for a drive before their Thanksgiving meal in Provo, Utah, on Thursday when the officer began acting “irrational and paranoid” – first refusing the relative’s request to take them home and then driving into a water embankment, according to the reports.  MONOLITH VANISHES FROM REMOTE UTAH DESERT YET PUBLIC INTRIGUE REMAINS Spokespersons for the South Jordon Police Department and the Juab County Sheriff's Office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests seeking information on Monday morning. When the family member, who identified Russell as their nephew, exited the vehicle, Russell allegedly took their belongings and ordered them to take off their shoes,...
    Melissa McCarthy apologized for including Exodus Cry in her 20 Days of Kindness campaign. Jon Kopaloff/Getty Melissa McCarthy and HBO Max are donating to 20 charities as part of a philanthropic initiative promoting their upcoming movie, "Superintelligence." Social media users called out the actress when they found that one of the organizations, Exodus Cry, is an evangelical group reportedly aimed at abolishing sex work, according to Daily Beast.  McCarthy posted an Instagram video thanking everyone for drawing their attention to the mission of the group and announcing that she had pulled her support of them.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. As part of a philanthropic initiative, actress Melissa McCarthy planned to promote an organization that reportedly aims to shut down the sex working industry. McCarthy and HBO Max are promoting their upcoming film "Superintelligence" through 20 Days of Kindness — a charity campaign aimed at shedding light on 20 philanthropic organizations. One of those organizations was Exodus Cry, which Daily Beast called "an anti-abortion group hell-bent on killing the sex industry." Daily Beast has previously reported...
    Members of the Proud Boys, a far right organization dedicated to fighting with leftists, hold a rally on September 26, 2020 in Delta Park, on the northern edge of Portland, Oregon. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images A follower of the Proud Boys — a far-right extremist group — posted in an encrypted chat that he was staging a coup to remove the organization's current leader. Kyle Chapman, who gained notoriety for striking anti-fascists with weapons at political demonstrations, wrote that he had overthrown Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, and intended on making the group even more racist. Tarrio, a Cuban-American, told Insider on Thursday that Chapman was kicked out of the Proud Boys years ago and that his comments about a coup were a "bad joke," as he has no power. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A member of far-right extremist group the Proud Boys attempted to stage a coup for leadership, writing a racist screed about the "White Race" being dominant in a chat room. Kyle Chapman, who's known among the Proud Boys as "Based...
    To promote Superintelligence, Melissa McCarthy’s latest movie about saving the world from an A.I. designed to sound like James Corden, HBO Max plans to donate $20,000 to a conservative evangelical organization—whose founder has called abortion a “holocaust” and homosexuality “an unspeakable offense to God”—that is dedicated to abolishing the commercial sex industry. The contribution comes as part of a 20-day campaign from HBO Max tied to World Kindness Day and the release of Superintelligence on Thanksgiving called “20 Days of Kindness.” The fundraising event, which launched Tuesday, will highlight a cause each day and encourage viewers to donate, with HBO Max kicking in a daily $20,000 of their own. “We decided to have some fun and do some good as we spread some kindness to this world,” the campaign’s website reads. “That’s why we are giving away a Tesla Model X (Carol’s ride from Superintelligence) and a virtual hang with Melissa McCarthy herself to raise funds for a few incredible organizations.” One of those organizations is Exodus Cry, an evangelical group that The Daily Beast has reported extensively about,...
    The band “Los Cirujanos” is dismantled. They sent women to Spain, who were implanted with liquid cocaine in prosthetic breasts, buttocks and legs / (Twitter: @miguelAPalta). A hard blow to a drug trafficking structure was registered on the morning of November 10, 2020 in Cali and Medellín, when local authorities dismantled the criminal gang called the ‘Surgeons‘, which was dedicated to recruiting women to carry liquid cocaine inside prostheses in their breasts and legs to Spain. The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, in conjunction with units of the 12th and 13th Ground Operations Battalions of the Third Brigade of the National Army, carried out the arrests of those responsible in the cities of Cali and Medellín. Apparently, The criminal operation worked with the complicity of a doctor from Medellín, a surgical instrument from Cali, and several nurses. Of the 10 people arrested, none accepted the charges of conspiracy to commit a crime. The report of the investigation by the CTI servers of the Prosecutor’s Office shows the participation of several people, who...
    Courtesy of Cliff Li. For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.Cliff Zhonggang Li, who heads an organization called the National Committee of Asian American Republicans, has switched his political allegiances right before the election, endorsing Joe Biden in an October 30 press release. “When the President openly calls Proud Boys, categorized by the FBI as an extremist group, to stand by, it reminds us of the Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution, when the Dictator called on his supporters to oppress all different political voices as unpatriotic,” Li wrote in the release. This stance, Li, says, has drawn an immediate backlash: A cease and desist letter from the Republican National Committee demanding that Li stop using a logo that resembles its own, and an article in the right-leaning RedState that quotes a former RNC member who says Li is a Chinese agent.  Li said the allegations about his ties to the Chinese government are completely false, a smear retaliating for his backing Biden. “This is the dirty politics in its...
    A new survey finds that the National Basketball Association is now seen more like a political organization pushing the Black Lives Matter agenda, with most saying they no longer think of the league as a sport. The survey, conducted by Reality Check Insights and discussed recently in an interview with Outkick, finds that fans think of the NBA as a political organization that sometimes plays basketball. “People are not even thinking about the NBA as a sport anymore,” Ben Leff, CEO of Reality Check Insights told Outkick. “They’re literally evaluating it as an overt political thing.” The survey tends to show that the NBA made a huge mistake by going all-in for the Black Lives Matter political organization instead of merely pushing the generic message that racism is a bad thing. Leff added that the NBA has a serious problem getting fans back to see it as a sport that supports certain political ideals instead of an all-out political organization, not to mention trying to regain its white audience. “That might not even matter at this point,” Leff continued. “One...
    Lias Andersson’s time as a New York Ranger has come to an end By: Jim Bay October 7, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditDuring the second round of the NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers traded troubled forward Lias Andersson to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the No. 60 pick. General manager Jeff Gorton then announced that the Rangers would be drafting William Cuylle. This ends what has been a very difficult period of time between the young Swede and the Blueshirts. ????TRADE???? Welcome to #NYR, William! pic.twitter.com/bsHdGgeFUD — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 7, 2020 The former seventh overall pick played in just 66 games for the Rangers, falling short of  expectations with just three goals and six assists. He struggled to secure a spot in the lineup and fluctuated between the NHL and the AHL for most of his time in New York. Earlier, Andersson had confided in SVT Sports, a Swedish media outlet, that it was an “untenable situation” for him in New York. Demanding a trade after...
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