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“All South Asian countries share similar labor issues”

May 1, 2022 By Beena Sarwar, Sheeba Aslam Fehmi and Priyanka Singh The last Sunday in April this year (April 24) marked the ninth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Dhaka. It was also the birthday of the late South Asian feminist and activist Kamla Bhasin, who was a lifelong […]

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Unveils New Room at Mann Center

Blood red in a spray paint-like font, the words are projected onto the stage at a certain point in time. The deep blue sea: “How does it feel to be a problem?” The words grow into blobs, and suddenly the whole scene is engulfed in crimson. Two dancers, Barrington Hinds and Marie Lloyd Paspe, twist […]

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Disney’s chief critic of Florida’s ‘anti-grooming’ law leaves the company after just 3 months

Geoff Morrell, officially director of general affairs for the Walt Disney Company, announced Friday his decision to part ways with the entertainment giant after just three months in the role. His departure follows Disney’s highly controversial response to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act – a response that Morrell played a key role in shaping. […]

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Wives of Mariupol defenders call for soldiers to be evacuated

Kateryna Prokopenko, wife of Azov regiment commander Denys Prokopenko, right, and Yulia Fedosiuk, wife of fellow Azov regiment member Arseny Fedosiuk, get emotional as they show pictures of their husbands on their phones during From an interview with The Associated Press in Rome, Friday, April 29, 2022. Two Ukrainian women whose husbands are defending a […]

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Syracuse neighbors speak about community-police relations at town hall

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – About 30 Syracuse neighbors gathered Friday night at Tucker Missionary Baptist Church for a town hall on community and police relations nearly two weeks after an 8-year-old child years old was placed in the back of a police car for stealing a bag of crisps. Town hall organizer and community activist […]

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Russian tycoon Tinkov, who has criticized the war in Ukraine, sells his stake to Putin ally Potanin

Hopes for the evacuation of civilians trapped in the beleaguered port city of Mariupol faded on April 29, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy indicated there was also little hope for broader peace talks with Moscow. Zelenskiy’s office had said an operation was planned to smuggle civilians out of the massive Azovstal steel plant, where some […]

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PBS’s ‘Ridley Road’ teaches America lessons from ’60s London

This image released by PBS shows Jack Morris in a scene from “Ridley Road,” a four-part series that debuts in the United States May 1 on PBS’ “Masterpiece.” (Matt Squire/PBS via AP) Matt Squire PA NEW YORK It took Sarah Soleman eight long years to get a murky slice of Britain’s post-WWII history from the […]

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‘Critical Community’: A look back at Pomona’s stories of Asian American mentorship and activism

Asian American History Month will begin in May, but the history of student space activism has a much longer history. (Courtesy of Julia Catolico) CW: mentions of violence, suicide The history of Asian American activism in the 7Cs is rich, but little known to the student body. Like other affinity groups on campus, Asian American […]

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The Company refuses to perform at events of politicians with “shady” reputations

MANILA, Philippines — In this season of endless political campaigning and electoral solicitation, politicians want singers, top vloggers and other influencers to add credibility to their releases. Vocal group The CompanY have admitted they receive offers to perform at events from politicians who are not after their hearts. The group could have made easy money […]

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Ohio could completely eliminate state income tax within the next 10 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A proposed GOP bill would eliminate state income tax in Ohio within the next 10 years. Senator Stephen Huffman, a Republican from Tipp City, sponsored Senate Bill 327 – which would reduce state income tax by 10% each year until it disappears. It comes after Ohio continues to drop its population. State […]

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White House: ban on menthol cigarettes does not discriminate against black community

White House press secretary Jen Psaki disputed allegations raised Thursday that President Joe Biden’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars unfairly targets the black community. PSAKI opened Thursday’s press briefing by touting new rules proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, which it said would help “enforce regulations around what stores sell and […]

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China uses its diplomatic influence to attack Uyghurs in other countries

According to a news report, China is using its diplomatic influence in Central, West and South Asia to hunt down and target Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities who have sought safety abroad. Beijing’s transnational campaign, which uses a complex toolkit of intimidation, harassment, surveillance, detentions and extraditions, has reached unprecedented depths around the world, according […]

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British Columbia’s high-cost credit rules take effect May 1, 2022

On May 1, 2022, British Columbia will become the fourth Canadian province (along with Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec) to regulate high-cost credit products. After that date, there will be additional disclosure requirements and consumer rights for consumer credit products with interest rates above 32%, as well as licensing requirements for lenders offering such products. The […]

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ACFA Cashflow: Get a Payday Loan for Your Activist Investor Needs

ACFA Cashflow offers online high quality Payday Loan for your activist investor needs. We understand that you need cash quickly to seize investment opportunities as they arise. That’s why we offer same day loans and short-term loans to help you get the money you need when you need it most. Apply now and get the […]

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Councilors and lawyers urge mayor on affordable housing

Mayor Michelle Wu, joined by members of the Boston City Council and local housing officials, held a press conference at the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance in Dorchester to discuss steps the City of Boston is taking to return access to the property accessible to all residents. PHOTO: JEREMIAH ROBINSON, MAYOR’S OFFICE Affordable housing advocates gathered […]

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How to build a 24 month emergency fund

Money / Financial Planning designer491/Getty Images/iStockphoto When the going gets tough, the tough guys burst into the emergency fund they’ve wisely built up. Ideally, these savings are easy to access and using them won’t break the bank because they serve their exact purpose: to cover you in the event of an unexpected financial crisis. It […]

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FinHealth 2022 Spending Report Marks First-Ever Drop in Ten-Year History of Tracking Fees and… | News

Chicago, IL, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Financial Health Network, the national authority on financial health, in partnership with Prudential Financial, today released the FinHealth Spend Report 2022, examining how households Americans manage their finances and access credit during the second year of the pandemic. Analysis of year-over-year trends for more than two […]

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The United States and more than 55 other countries pledge to keep the Internet open

The United States and more than 55 other governments have pledged to strengthen online democracy by agreeing not to shut down internet access, use algorithms to illegally spy on citizens, or conduct disinformation campaigns to undermine the election, the White House said Thursday. Governments have said they will not block or limit the scope of […]

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The data speak volumes in support of the monthly child tax credit

Last year’s pandemic relief package, America’s Bailout, may have held the key to a long-term strategy to end child poverty in America. Studies over the past year have found significant evidence that one policy extension effectively reduces hardship, boosts families’ financial security and supports mothers in the workplace: the Monthly Child Tax Credit . In […]

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By Patrice Marshall McKenzie Educator and Community Advocate

“No one is free until everyone is free.” These are the words spoken by legendary activist and organizer Fannie Lou Hamer in 1971 as she addressed the National Women’s Political Caucus. In this concurrent speech, Hamer shared how black and white women should work together toward freedom for all. In some cases, black people sometimes […]

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10 things you didn’t know about Peter Briffett

Peter Briffett is a British businessman and entrepreneur. He is the managing director of a company called Wagestream. He and his partners have a vision to wipe out the payday loan industry through an innovative new startup called Wagestream. Employees can instantly stream a portion of their earned pay through an app that gives them […]

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EXPLAINER: What Twitter Could Do as a Private Company | app

NEW YORK (AP) — If Elon Musk and Twitter have their way, the company will soon be privately owned and under his control. Probably the most obvious immediate change would be the delisting of Twitter shares from the New York Stock Exchange. But the company would also likely be freed from having to provide regular […]

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Tennessee House passes bill to allow state commission to approve school library books

Tennessee lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the state’s textbook commission to approve or reject books in school libraries. A version of the legislation passed the State House with a last-minute amendment that would give a state-appointed textbook commission the “final say” on books in public school libraries. The bill also seeks […]

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Chicago community leaders speak out against rising violence

Community leaders speak out against rising violence in Chicago Reverend Jesse Jackson says Chicago is in the midst of an urban crisis, so he and others are demanding a united plan from local leaders to address the violence. CHICAGO – Reverend Jesse Jackson says Chicago is in the midst of an urban crisis, so he […]

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Florida Digital Lending Market 2022-2030 Analysis and Key Vendor Key Business Strategies – The New York Irish Emgirant

According to the Market Statsville Group (MSG), the Florida Digital Lending Market it is estimated that the size goes from $5.2 billion in 2021 for $18.1 billion by 2030to CAGR of 16.9% from 2022 to 2030. Consistent credit approval process, secure and privacy features, less time-consuming and instant decision-making options are some of the major […]

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Federal reports expose abuse of pigs at major US sausage company

Reading time: 2 minutes According to US federal reports, workers at FB Purnell Sausage Co kick and beat pigs before they are sent to slaughter. The Kentucky-based company makes more than $70 million in sales each year and is known for its Old Folks sausages. The sausage brand’s slogans are “It’s Goo-od!” and “The best […]

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What the Nye County candidates had to say during the mayoral debate

In what were supposed to be debates with their main opponents in the election, Nye County Assessor Sheree Stringer and candidate for Treasurer Raelyn Powers ended up answering questions and answers during the candidates’ debates held at the Bob Ruud Community Center on April 21. Wayne “Boomer” Buck, nominee for Assessor, and John Prudhont, nominee […]

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Cost of living crisis: County credit union warns of payday loans and loan sharks

Now Credit Union CLEVR Money, the credit union of Preston, Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Lancaster, has warned of the financial disaster many could face if they resorted to high interest loans. The warning comes as the Credit Union, a nonprofit with some 5,000 members, reported receiving a growing number of loan applications. Register to our […]

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For recruitment and retention, some Minnesota companies are turning to same-day payment

In 2020, “stimulus check” and “second stimulus check” were among the top 15 Google searches in the United States. In the same year, a report by Ernst and Young estimated that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), about 1,000 billion dollars in workers’ wages were sleeping in employers’ coffers […]

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Some pay more than double on payday loans

Each year, more than 12 million borrowers take out payday loans in more than 20 states where payday loans are permitted and interest rates are not capped. The interest rate on these loans can reach almost 400%. No-Fee Extended Repayment Plans are an option for repaying these loans in more than a dozen of these […]

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Afghanistan and Other Countries See Worrying Trends in Religious Freedom | National Catholic Registry

Afghanistan and four other countries should be added to the ten countries already recognized by the US State Department to have particular problems with religious freedom, the US Commission on Interreligious Freedom said in its annual report released Monday. “We are discouraged by the deterioration of freedom of religion or belief in some countries, particularly […]

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COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy courses

Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states now require a stand-alone financial […]

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Who are the candidates for the Chatham State House of Representatives?

The 2022 election will ask Chatham residents to choose their representatives at Georgia Houseand while most incumbents are looking to hold on to their seats, there are a few new faces and challengers in the crowd. Chatham’s House representatives fill six of the eight positions on Chatham’s legislative delegation to the Georgia General Assembly. They […]

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Protests in four countries against Vatenfall biomass power plants

Activists from four countries demonstrate on Wednesday against the investments and use of biomass by the energy company Vattenfall. According to the Clean Air Committee (CSL), around 500 protesters took to the streets in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and the UK. In Diemen, 50 activists will occupy the bridge in front of Vattenfall’s head office […]

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Transition to a circular business model with design

April 26, 2022The need to change the systems that perpetuate climate change has become obvious, and you don’t have to be an activist to see its urgency. Consumer movements to reduce air travel and meat consumption or follow “plastic diets” have become common; investors regularly ask questions about corporate carbon footprints and sustainability efforts that […]

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Fraudsters trick Internet users on behalf of the transgender community

LAHORE: Presenting a front for helping the transgender community and often posing as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social media pages have a knack for getting donations from unwary individuals by creating fake stories full of emotional rhetoric. intended to shed light on the fate of the communities. Sources with knowledge of the case told The Express […]

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Activist’s self-immolation sparks questions about faith and protest

In this undated photo provided by Jeffry Buechler shows Wynn Bruce in Longmont, Colorado, Bruce set himself on fire outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, April 22, 2022, sparking a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who set themselves on fire in the past to […]

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Comparison of States with Highest and Lowest Levels of Personal Debt and Income | Latest titles

Americans collectively owe more than $15.3 trillion in personal debt, accumulated by financing homes and cars, taking out loans to attend college, or simply using credit cards. However, debt is not necessarily a sign that borrowers are living beyond their means or buying irresponsibly. It is often used as a tool to achieve financial goals […]

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The CFPB announces its intention to supervise more non-banking establishments; Ballard Spahr will host a webinar on May 11 on Director Chopra’s first six months in office

The CFPB has announced that it plans to invoke its “sleeping authority” to oversee non-banks engaged in behavior that poses a risk to consumers. Along with this announcement, the CFPB issued a rule of procedure regarding the confidentiality of proceedings in which the CFPB invokes such authority. These steps by the CFPB are noteworthy for […]

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Guess shareholders re-elect Marciano Brothers to board – Sourcing Journal

Guess executives Paul Marciano and Maurice Marciano will remain on the denim brand’s board after its annual shareholders meeting on April 22. Shareholders voted to re-elect all four directors, including the Marcianos, as well as Anthony Chidoni and Cynthia Livingston. “The Board of Directors and the management team remain focused on maintaining the momentum of […]

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South Korea continues to lag behind other countries on many gender equality indicators

Placeholder while loading article actions South Korea’s President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol won a tight race last month after a campaign in which he repeatedly capitalized on a growing backlash against feminism among predominantly young and male voters . Yoon called systemic gender inequality a “thing of the past” and said he would prioritize talent and ability […]

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Trump’s endorsement hangs over prime-time GOP Senate debate

FILE – Mehmet Oz attends a forum for Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Pennsylvania during the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa. April 2, 2022. Former President Donald Trump’s late endorsements in the hypercompetitive Senate primaries Republican in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unleashed a flood of support for its chosen candidates, including millions in […]

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Major security firm reports spike in such crime in South Africa

Private security firm G4S Cash Solutions has called on the Minister of Police to urgently convene a meeting with all stakeholders to address the continued escalation of violence in the Cash in Transit (CIT) attacks. This follows a CIT attack across the road which occurred in Durban around 1.30pm on Monday April 25, where four […]

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5 things to know today, April 26, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, April 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Montgomery County Council: Council members will meet at 9 a.m. The Montgomery County Board meets April 26 at 9 a.m. to review the downtown Silver Spring plan and receive a briefing on the Memorandum of Understanding between the Montgomery County Police […]

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State College Juneteenth Celebration Receives $15,000 State Grant

Lorraine Jones, president of the State College chapter of the NAACP, speaks at a Monday, April 25 press conference in Harrisburg to announce Journeying Toward Freedom grants for seven June 19 celebrations across the Commonwealth in 2022. Photo by Commonwealth Media Services State College is among seven areas in Pennsylvania to receive state grants for […]

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More islands and countries visited as Queen’s Baton relay continues

Baton carriers celebrate baton relay in Grenada The final leg of the relay, which passes through all 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, saw the relay taken on a tour of the Americas and the Caribbean. Events and celebrations took place as the relay passed through Belize, Guyana, Grenada, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, […]

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SADC countries urged to ‘strengthen early warning capacities’ to deal with natural disasters

SADC President Lazarus Chakwera. (AMOS GUMULIRA / AFP) The SADC President called on Member States to fast-track frameworks to deal with natural disasters. Lazarus Chakwera says SADC should adopt the Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction. KwaZulu-Natal is reeling from floods that have claimed more than 400 lives and destroyed infrastructure. Southern African Development Community […]

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The Waves – Tamasha Theater Company and Holy Mountain

Screenwriters: Erinn Dhesi, Corinne Walker, Danielle Fahiya, Stefanie Reynolds and Kamala Santos Directors: Gitika Buttoo, Alix Harris, Catherine Robinson and Niloo-Far Khan Podcast Drama Series Waves is the latest collection from the Tamasha Theater Company using five short commissioned plays to explore the impact of Britain’s colonial history. The plays, all written and directed by […]

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State TV says Iran thwarted cyberattacks on utilities

ANKARA: Turkey’s blocking of Russian planes flying to Syria is a calculated move to maintain its balancing strategy, experts say. Following a meeting of senior Turkish officials with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, Turkey closed its airspace to Russian civilian and military planes carrying soldiers to Syria. The decision will be valid for three months. […]

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France’s Presidential Rivals: Key Moments, Private Lives

Centrist candidate and French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and his wife Brigitte Macron walk on the beach in Le Touquet, northern France, Saturday April 23, 2022. French President Emmanuel Macron is in pole position to be re-elected on Sunday 24 April 2022 in the second round of the French presidential election. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Thibaut […]

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Michigan GOP moves forward with Secretary of State refusing 2020 election: NPR

Kristina Karamo, who is set to become the Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, wins Trump’s endorsement at his April 2 rally. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Kristina Karamo, who is set to become the Republican nominee for Michigan secretary of state, wins Trump’s endorsement at his April 2 […]

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Terra (LUNA) Community Reveals Three UST Demand Drivers

Vladislav Sopov Enthusiasts of the Terra Ecosystem (LUNA) have named three protocols that can catalyze demand for Terra’s UST stablecoin Content Leveraged Trading, Collateralized Options, FX: Potential Catalysts for UST UST Breaks into the Big 3 as Terra’s Bitcoin Euphoria Continues The Terra (UST) high-performance smart contract platform ecosystem is ready to integrate three protocols […]

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Andhra Pradesh: Fire breaks out at Pharma City business

A fire broke out at the Effluent Collection Plant of SNF (India) Private Limited at JN Pharma City at Parawada in Anakapalli district on Saturday afternoon. Police say no injuries or injuries were reported in the incident. The company specializes in the manufacture of polyacrylamide and within 15 to 20 minutes the fire was extinguished […]

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Amazon employees in New York accuse the company of retaliatory firings

An independent group of Amazon workers called Amazonians United accuses the e-commerce giant of firing four workers in Queens for “supporting a labor organization”. According to BuzzFeed News, the group filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on April 14, arguing that the company fired the workers for “protesting employment conditions”. The group […]

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Critics of ‘tampon tax’ hope trial in state court can pressure Texas Legislature to repeal

AUSTIN — Six years of demanding repeal of the “tampon tax” hasn’t worked. Texas activists therefore seem ready to try a new tactic – organizing a lawsuit to pressure lawmakers. Opponents of taxing menstrual-care products and a Houston silk stockings law firm said they were prepared to go all the way to the state’s highest […]

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Healdsburg’s brand new Little Saint features wines from 13 countries

Little Saint in Healdsburg, which opened on Friday, offers an international abundance of wines from 13 countries, including Greece, Croatia, Lebanon, France and South Africa. The 300-bottle list also features an impressive selection of exceptional wines made in Sonoma County. For wine director Alexandria Sarovich, who joined Little Saint’s sister restaurant, Single Thread, as sommelier […]

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Bed Bath & Beyond shares jump after company receives offers for BuyBuy Baby unit

A view of the atmosphere at the Whitney Port & Bundle Organics #MomAsYouAre buybuyBABY product launch on November 17, 2018 in Torrance, California. Randy Shropshire | Getty Images Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond jumped on news that the company was considering bids to buy its BuyBuy Baby business. The news was reported by the […]

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‘April showers bring May showers’: Earth Day with WA State climatologist Nick Bond

Here in the Pacific Northwest, every day feels like Earth Day. We love our evergreen forests, bountiful waters and majestic mountain ranges. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated just to if you can see mount rainier. President Joe Biden is in Seattle to celebrate Earth Day with an executive order to protect ancient forests from […]

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All over the map: place name contest encourages students to explore the history of the community

Attention teachers and children in all 39 counties: The Washington Office of the Secretary of State has launched a new place name contest. Registrations must be made before Sunday, May 15. The contest is called “What’s in a place name“It’s underway now and is open to K-12 students and traditional or home school classrooms anywhere […]

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Robinson officially launches campaign for state rep – Chelsea Record

Special for Freelancers Longtime Chelsea councilor and community activist Leo Robinson officially launched his campaign for state representative in front of a crowd of supporters this week. Fans new and old joined in to hear Leo’s vision for this newly created district. Among the crowd were current Chelsea State Representatives Jessica Giannino and Dan Ryan, […]

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A year later, the Elizabeth City community remembers Andrew Brown Jr. and continues to call for change

ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WAVY) — A community continues to heal a year after the death of Andrew Brown Jr. threw Elizabeth City into the national spotlight overnight. A year later, the city is showing signs of healing and leaders have set their sights on a new goal to effect change. The community gathered Thursday to […]

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McDonald’s billionaire investor blasts company for using cruel gestation crates for pregnant pigs

Billionaire investor and activist Carl Icahn has slammed McDonald’s for continuing to use cruel pregnancy gates for pregnant pigs, despite previous promises to phase them out by 2022. Icahn, 86, wrote an eight-page letter to McDonald’s shareholders, which he released on Thursday, saying the fast-food giant had failed to meet its 10-year pledge to end […]

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Lawmakers urge State Department to pressure countries to recognize same-sex spouses of diplomats

A group of Democratic lawmakers has urged the State Department to do more to ensure countries recognize same-sex partners of US diplomats. “We are writing about the ongoing challenges surrounding diplomatic accreditation faced by LGBTQI+ State Department employees and their spouses,” reads an April 18 letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken that U.S. Representatives […]

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Congressman running for Secretary of State for Vermont

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE Chris Winters hopes voters will allow him to drop the word “deputy” from his title after the general election in November. MONTPELIER — It seems Vermont Under Secretary of State Chris Winters has played just about every role imaginable in his 25 years in office. Except the top job, and Winters […]

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What’s next for Grubhub? The parent company plans to sell the business

Photography: Shutterstock Less than a year after its acquisition by Just Eat Takeaway (JET), third-party delivery provider Grubhub may soon be back on the market. Amsterdam-based JET said in a business update on April 20 that it is “investigating the introduction of a strategic partner into and/or the partial or full sale” of the Chicago-based […]

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SF pledged $120 million from law enforcement budgets to the black community. Did he deliver?

Two years after San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Supervisory Board Chairman Shamann Walton promised to redirect $120 million over two years from law enforcement to the black community, the Dream Keeper initiative they created is widely hailed for its intent and impact, but questions whether it delivered on its promise to funding. About half […]

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Floods inundate countries around the world

FThe floods devastated several regions of the world almost simultaneously. The Philippines, South Africa, Australia and Argentina all experienced severe flooding in April alone. The floods caused hundreds of deaths and caused enormous material damage. In the Philippines, flooding was caused by Tropical Storm Megi. Megi made landfall on April 10 and devastated the coasts […]

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This Earth Day, Biden faces ‘headwinds’ on climate agenda

FILE – President Joe Biden speaks at POET Bioprocessing in Menlo, Iowa, April 12, 2022. Biden plans to mark Earth Day in Seattle on Friday, but is struggling to make progress on a broad environmental agenda. Some of his climate change plans remain stalled on Capitol Hill, particularly hundreds of billions of dollars in tax […]

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Are these African leaders changing the world? -OZY

SUDAN A prayer for peace? Last March, the Sudanese government signed an agreement with a major rebel group in the Nuba Mountains guaranteeing freedom of worship and the separation of religion from state affairs. Could the concession now pave the way for minority Christian and African belief groups to find common ground with the rulers […]

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Questions about legalizing marijuana in Oklahoma before the ballot | Community

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Plans to fully legalize marijuana can proceed to collect signatures, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled, clearing the way for two more cannabis projects seeking approval from voters. The High Court’s ruling on Tuesday night comes amid a marijuana boom in the state earlier after voters in 2018 approved the most […]

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Balkan countries count on offshore platforms, LNG to replace Russian gas

Southeast European countries are urgently cutting red tape for offshore gas exploration and production, offering incentives and considering LNG as an alternative to Russian gas. Environmentalists oppose rapid change in energy policy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has aggravated Europe’s serious energy crisis. The European Union and its member countries still formally keep their climate commitments […]

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Hawaiian Airlines Partners with Mananalu, Jason Momoa’s Water Company, Offering Infinitely Recyclable Aluminum Bottles

Starting tomorrow, the Hawaii hometown airline will begin distributing the 16-ounce aluminum bottle of Mananalu to Premium Cabin customers on all international and US East Coast flights. The recyclable product will also replace plastic water bottles sold on Hawaiian’s Paul Hana snack cart on the carrier’s flights between Hawaiʻi and its 16 continental US gateway […]

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Western finance ministers walk out of G20 meeting as Russian delegates speak

A new attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol appears to have failed, with local officials blaming Russian forces for allegedly attacking a metalworks where desperate Ukrainian defenders are holding out in the devastated southeastern port city. The report of a new effort to storm the Azovstal plant comes two days after President Vladimir Putin claimed […]

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Demand for ‘bulldozer model’ against communal violence surges in BJP state

Bangalore, April 20 (IANS): The ruling BJP in Karnataka is under pressure to emulate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s “bulldozer model” in dealing with those involved in communal violence, party sources say. Yogi Adityanath’s model of confiscation or demolition of property and other measures against anti-social elements which has caused controversy in the […]

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Human rights have declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, in countries from Angola to the United States to New Zealand

Human rights activists and international leaders first warned in April 2020 that countries could use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to suppress human rights. Human rights refer to a wide range of political and social rights recognized by international law. This includes everything from people’s right to work and education to people’s right to […]

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Telangana: BJP to launch statewide protests against ‘TRS oppression’

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Telangana Unit decided to launch statewide protests today against “the atrocities, killings and complicity in suicides by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leaders” in various parts of the district, the party said in its statement released on Tuesday. This happened after a BJP activist, Sai Ganesh, allegedly committed suicide in Khammam, Telangana. […]

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Sitharaman at the G20 EME meeting

Washington: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said there was an urgent need for coordinated action across countries not only to enable rapid post-pandemic recovery but also to build resilience to future shocks as she witnessed the G20 meeting on emerging market economies here. Sitharaman shared his insights on the near-term economic outlook, risks and policy challenges […]

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Community, Home of St. Cloud City State Address Green Energy

ST. CLOUD — Standing in the new town hall roomsSt. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis was all smiles as he delivered his 17th annual State of the City address in person. Speaking to a full audience of city employees, community leaders, students and other residents, Kleis reflected on a year of change and resilience, commenting on […]

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Foreign Office phones hacked even after spyware company claims to have blocked UK numbers

Foreign allies used Israeli spyware to hack into government phones after the company claimed it blocked surveillance on British phones, it has emerged. Pegasus spyware, sold by the NSO Group to intelligence agencies, was used to infect Foreign Ministry phones between July 2020 and June 2021, with India and the United Arab Emirates among the […]

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PM Modi to visit 3 European countries in first week of May

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit three European countries – Germany, Denmark and France in the first week of May. The visit, Prime Minister Modi’s first overseas visit this year, will see two key bilateral engagements in Germany and France. But an important part of the visit will take place in Copenhagen, the […]

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Roommate charged in Florida gay rights activist’s death

TALLAHASSEE, Florida. The roommate of a Florida gay rights activist is accused of strangling him and dumping his body in a rural Florida landfill, officials said. Steven Yinger, 37, who has a long criminal history, was indicted by a grand jury in Leon County last week. Yinger was being held without bail Tuesday at Leon […]

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Corby’s guilty pedophile caught by online community sting

A Corby man who was caught having sex with online activists posing as two young girls has pleaded guilty to three offences. Trevor Booth, from Beverley Walk, thought he was talking to young teenagers, but was actually caught off guard by online groups CIM (Children’s Innocence Matters) and COST (Child Online Safety Team). Booth, 25, […]

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BJP Head of State Bandi Sanjay undertakes ‘padayatra’, alleges obstruction of ruling TRS

Telangana BJP leader Bandi Sanjay undertakes ‘padyatra’ | Photo: @bandisanjay_bjp Hyderabad: Telangana bandy Sanjay Kumarwho undertakes apadayatra‘ (walking) alleged obstruction by the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). On Monday, Kumar’s padayatra faced resistance from TRS workers in Vemula village, Itikyal mandal, Jogulamba Gadwal district, which caused tense moments and caused damage to some cars , […]

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Community activist offers reward after man left comatose by vicious Chinatown attack – NBC Chicago

A community activist is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect accused of brutally beating a Chicago resident and leaving him for dead in the city’s Chinatown early of the month. Authorities say Jin Lew, 61, was violently assaulted and robbed on April 6. Lew, well known in […]

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Israeli firm NSO’s Pegasus spyware used to infect Downing Street network – Report

Share this with more people! According to reports, the famous Israeli technology company Pegasus, NSO’s spyware, was used to infect Downing Street and the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices. According to reports, researchers from Canadian internet security watchdog Citizen Lab have concluded that the network at 10 Downing Street, which serves as the residence and office […]

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UN releases $100 million to fight hunger in 6 African countries and Yemen

The UN has allocated $100 million to fight hunger in Africa and the Middle East as the fallout from war in Ukraine threatens to push millions even closer to starvation. The contribution from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), announced on Thursday, will go to relief projects in six African countries and Yemen. lifesaving help […]

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SNK Corporation was acquired by the Saudi dictator’s company:

Every now and then we report something that affects us personally and the gaming community as a whole. Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft’s sexual misconduct allegations are an example of this. Developers and publishers caught in the middle of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict are another. The death of a beloved member of the community definitely matters. It […]

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US urges TPLF for ‘further withdrawals from Afar Regional State’

The US government hailed the Afar Regional Government, the Ethiopian government and the TPLF authority for facilitating the delivery of aid to the Tigray region bokena In its latest set of statements on the situation in Ethiopia, which was released on Friday, the US State Department said “we welcome the withdrawal of Tigrayan forces from […]

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This company is reaching net zero with CO2-based products

As world leaders, politicians and activists lead a global campaign towards net zero emissions by 2050, the rest of us are doing our best to make the most sustainable choices in our daily lives in order to do our part. While considering the livelihoods of future generations isn’t always the easiest (and never the cheapest) […]