May 30,2022

More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  European stocks set to nudge higher, tracking global sentiment as dollar weakens.  Japan PM Kishida's support hits highest ever as election nears -Nikkei.  China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus.  N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation -media.  London Playbook: Lovely jubilee — What Larks — Partygate continued.  How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars.  Jobs report, GameStop earnings, home prices top week ahead.  Australia news live updates: Pacific countries reject China’s proposed security deal; vote counting continues with Labor one seat from majority.  The truth behind Indian extremists’ anti-Muslim ‘great replacement theory’.  Best pubs and restaurants in London to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  More than 10,000 pieces of new news a day. News update non-stop 24/7.  Japan to undergo first U.N. disabilities committee review in August.  Johnny Depp gives surprise performance at Jeff Beck concert in England and performs John Lennon song.  Russia Reports 147M Population in 2021.  Terraform Labs Korea dissolved in 2021, allegedly to evade taxes.  Chinese police investigate commercial Covid test labs over alleged fraud.  Taiwan legislature erupts in violence over ‘secret expenses’ bill.  WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of calling Nigerian players slur: report.  How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars.  Playbook Paris: C’est la brute finale — Darmanin bien discret — Macron de retour à Bruxelles.  Brussels Playbook: Summit Day — Renew’s ranks swell — Šef?o in Berlin.  
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European stocks set to nudge higher, tracking global sentiment as dollar weakens
       
LONDON — European stocks are set for a modestly higher open on Monday as the U.S. dollar weakens, with traders easing expectations of aggressive monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve. Britain's FTSE 100 is seen around 26 points higher at 7,611, Germany's DAX is expected to add around 85 points to 14,547 and France's CAC 40 is set to climb around 34 points to 6,550. Shares in Asia-Pacific rose sharply across the board on Monday, with Japan's Nikkei 225 adding 2.3% to lead gains ahead of a big week of economic data releases for the region. Sentiment was boosted by a relaxation of Covid controls over the weekend in the major Chinese cities of Beijing and Shanghai. Markets in the U.S. are closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday, after the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped losing streaks to post their strongest week since November 2020.
Japan PM Kishida's support hits highest ever as election nears -Nikkei
       
Fumio Kishida, Japan's prime minister, speaks at a news conference following the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 24, 2022. Kiyoshi Ota/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoTOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida scored his highest approval ratings since taking office eight months ago in a weekend survey, the Nikkei daily reported, with critical upper house elections just weeks away. Support for Kishida and his cabinet climbed to 66%, a rise of 5 points from the previous April survey and the highest since he took office last October, according to a weekend survey by the Nikkei and TV Tokyo. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterA total of 61% of respondents said they "approved" of his talks with Biden. Kishida's support also rose in a survey last week by Fuji News network, hitting hit 68.9%, up 3 points from the previous month.
China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus
       
Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoMay 30 (Reuters) - China Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji on Monday, midway through a diplomatic tour of the region where China's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among U.S. allies. Pacific island nations with diplomatic ties with China are attending the meeting, hosted by Wang, who earlier met with Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. In several Pacific countries, the foreign minister is also prime minister. Some Pacific islands have in recent days signed on to some of the individual security components that China is seeking in the regional agreement, statements released by the governments and China show. read moreIn Honiara last week, Wang condemned interference in the deal and said the Solomon Islands' relationship with China was a model for other Pacific island nations.
N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation -media
       
Volunteers carry out disinfection work during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 4, 2020. "The Political Bureau examined the issue of effectively and quickly coordinating and enforcing the anti-epidemic regulations and guidelines given the current stable anti-epidemic situation," the North's state media KCNA said on Sunday. North Korea reported 100,710 more people showing fever symptoms and one additional death as of Sunday evening, compared with some 390,000 two weeks ago, KCNA said. North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, apparently lacking in testing supplies. Experts have said the announced figures could be underreported, and that it is hard to assess the actual scale of the situation.
London Playbook: Lovely jubilee — What Larks — Partygate continued
       
His spreadsheet shows there are now 34 Tory MPs who have publicly questioned the PM’s position. It is also likely that a number of less publicity-minded Tory MPs have privately put letters in unbeknownst to Lobby beancounters. Losing Gray cells: Some Tory MPs are clearly still chewing over the Gray findings and deciding where they stand. Today program: Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rink?vi?s (7.09 a.m.) … Labour MP Ian Byrne (7.50 a.m.) … Yuriy Sak, adviser to Ukraine’s minister of defense (8.10 a.m.) … Labour MP Stephen Kinnock (8.40 a.m.). SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | Politico Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | Digital Bridge | China Direct | Berlin Bulletin | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
By Nick Carey and Christina AmannLONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. Story continuesThe supply disruptions in Ukraine were a rude awakening for the auto industry. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
Jobs report, GameStop earnings, home prices top week ahead
       
Though the New York Stock Exchange will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday, investors will still have another jam-packed week of corporate earnings and key economic data related to housing, manufacturing and jobs. Ticker Security Last Change Change % I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 33212.96 +575.77 +1.76% SP500 S&P 500 4158.24 +100.40 +2.47% I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 12131.131075 +390.48 +3.33%FOX Business takes a look at upcoming events likely to move financial markets in the coming days. Tuesday 5/31Kicking off the week for earnings will be HP, Salesforce and Victoria's Secret after the bell. Ticker Security Last Change Change % ABNB AIRBNB INC. 120.50 +6.20 +5.42%Also on Tuesday, Airbnb will end COVID-related refunds. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESSFriday 6/3Finishing out the week will be the May jobs report and the ISM non-manufacturing PMI.
Australia news live updates: Pacific countries reject China’s proposed security deal; vote counting continues with Labor one seat from majority
       
From 34m ago 06.54 Pacific countries reject China's proposed region-wide economic and security deal Kate Lyons Pacific countries have rejected a sweeping regional economic and security deal proposed by China, after a crucial meeting of Pacific foreign ministers islands meeting with China’s foreign minister today. He held a virtual summit with foreign ministers from Pacific countries at which a sweeping region-wide security deal was discussed. Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi (left), and Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, at a joint press conference in Fiji’s capital city, Suva. He held a virtual summit with foreign ministers from Pacific countries at which a sweeping region-wide security deal was discussed. Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi (left), and Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, at a joint press conference in Fiji’s capital city, Suva.
The truth behind Indian extremists’ anti-Muslim ‘great replacement theory’
       
The one myth that is frequently cited: a significantly higher fertility rate among Muslims compared to other communities in India. While that is still the highest among all religions in India, the gap between it and the Hindu fertility rate – 1.94 – is shrinking. “Muslims are losing as many people as they gain through conversion, and more Muslims leave India than immigrate,” Kramer says. Fearmongering over the supposed threat to a Hindu majority in India has increased over the past eight years, says Quraishi. Photograph: Mahesh Kumar A/APWhile Modi nowadays rarely associates directly with such controversial comments, he has stoked the fears of a Muslim population explosion in the past.
Best pubs and restaurants in London to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
       
Best Platinum Jubilee afternoon teasFortnum & MasonWhat better place to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than in the tea salon opened by the Queen herself in 2012? Fortnum & Mason have launched a new Platinum Jubilee themed afternoon tea menu, which will be served every day in the iconic Diamond Jubilee tea salon. Guests will be able to select from Fortnum's 500 plus classic teas, as well as their own Platinum Jubilee tea blend. Those looking to celebrate with something a little stronger can opt for their own label Platinum Jubilee champagne or the limited edition Jubilee Beacon cocktail. Those wishing to really celebrate the Platinum Jubilee can opt for a glass of Bollinger La Grande Année.
Japan to undergo first U.N. disabilities committee review in August
       
Japan will undergo a policy review by the U.N. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in late August following a two-year delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, sources close to the matter said Monday. The review, Japan’s first, will recommend nonlegally binding policy improvement measures to improve the lives and societal participation of people with disabilities. Japan ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2014.
Johnny Depp gives surprise performance at Jeff Beck concert in England and performs John Lennon song
       
Johnny Depp left his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard and surprised concertgoers halfway around the world, performing with Jeff Beck at the guitar legend’s show in Sheffield, England on Sunday. Johnny Depp took a break from his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard to rock with sometime collaborator Jeff Beck at the longtime pop star's concert in Sheffield, England on Sunday. 'There is an abuser in this courtroom but it's not Mr. Depp. 'Miss Heard is in fact the abuser and Mr. Depp is the abused.' Closing arguments are underway in the blockbuster defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Russia Reports 147M Population in 2021
       
Russia’s 2021 population totaled 147.2 million, the state-owned Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily reported Monday, citing census data. The Rosstat statistics agency said Russia’s population increased by 1.4%, or 2.05 million people, since the previous census conducted in 2010. It was exacerbated by the two-year Covid-19 pandemic, which led to Russia’s largest population decline in 2021 since the end of the Soviet Union. But Rosstat said Russia's population decline was compensated by migration from mostly neighboring countries, which increased by 2.4 million people from 2010 to 2021. Former Soviet countries, led by Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, contributed to 93.5% of the migrants who have settled in Russia over the 11-year period.
Terraform Labs Korea dissolved in 2021, allegedly to evade taxes
       
Terraform Labs, the Singapore-based company behind the troubled coins terraUSD and luna, had shut down its South Korean branch last year to allegedly evade paying taxes, local news reports showed Monday. The source explained that the high 20 percent interest rate of the coins were “not to be permanent,” meaning that it was meant to attract early investors, and that their Anchor Protocol and source code was mostly transparent.The news comes as prosecutors here are ramping up crackdowns in light of terraUSD and luna’s price crash. The crash resulted in almost $38 billion getting wiped out from some 280,000 Korean investors’ balance sheets in the first week of the fall. The total damage here is yet unknown.The top five exchanges here -- Bithumb, Upbit, Korbit, Gopax and Coinone -- have all recently delisted the troubled coins and refused to add terra 2.0 and luna2, the revamped versions of the coins launched by Kwon last week.So far, 81 South Korean investors who invested in the two troubled Terraform Labs coins have sued Kwon and the firm’s co-founder Daniel Shin, with damages amounting to a combined 8.1 billion won, official documents show. The complaints have been filed with the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors Office for alleged fraud.
Chinese police investigate commercial Covid test labs over alleged fraud
       
Samples are tested in batches and then retested individually if a batch is positive for the coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
Taiwan legislature erupts in violence over ‘secret expenses’ bill
       
KMT lawmakers try to block bill they say could be used to overturn ex-President Chen Shui-bian’s corruption conviction. Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan’s parliament erupted in violence on Monday as lawmakers clashed over a bill that critics say could be used to overturn former President Chen Shui-bian’s conviction on corruption charges. The disorder subsided after an hour but as of midday, KMT legislators were still occupying a portion of the chamber with placards in tow. KMT legislators say that President Tsai Ing-wen has taken advantage of Taiwan’s recent COVID-19 outbreak to pass the legislation decriminalising the use of “secret state expenses” by the executive. A preliminary review of the draft legislation in April also became heated, according to government media, when KMT legislators tried to interrupt proceedings and threw fake banknotes.
WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of calling Nigerian players slur: report
       
WNBA star Liz Cambage is accused of directing a racial slur toward members of the Nigerian national team during a scrimmage before last year’s Tokyo Olympics, according to a report. Cambage, 30, reportedly made the comments during an altercation during the scrimmage. And go back to where you came from,” a Nigerian player told the Telegraph. Cambage, whose father is Nigerian, apologized to the African team after the incident, which reportedly wasn’t well-received by the players. So, before then, it was like she was one of us,” another Nigerian player added.
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
Employees work at a wire harness and cable assembly manufacturing company that exports to the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez/File PhotoLONDON/BERLIN, May 30 (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
Playbook Paris: C’est la brute finale — Darmanin bien discret — Macron de retour à Bruxelles
       
Par PAULINE DE SAINT REMYPRÉSENTÉ PAREnvoyez vos infos | Abonnez-vous gratuitement | Voir dans le navigateurBonjour à toutes et à tous, nous sommes lundi 30 mai 2022. Si vous avez la reprise difficile, ce lundi matin, et la boîte mail pleine à craquer, consolez-vous en pensant à Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. L’Insoumis en chef évoquait même plus précisément un “échec complet de la stratégie policière”, de la “doctrine d’emploi de la police” et du préfet Didier Lallement. Seront représentés autour de la table : l’UEFA, la Fédération française de foot, le Stade de France et la mairie de Saint-Denis. Le président se rend à la réunion pré-sommet de Renew Europe à 13 heures, puis arrive au Conseil européen à 14h55.
Brussels Playbook: Summit Day — Renew’s ranks swell — Šef?o in Berlin
       
And as EU countries continue to bicker, Russian troops are grinding through Donbas, David Herszenhorn and Jacopo Barigazzi write. TARGETING RUSSIAN ASSETS: Similarly, though EU leaders will discuss the confiscation of Russian assets, the debate is not expected to break new ground. Legal argument: “Imposing a tariff on Russian oil is perfectly legal,” Garicano said, as Russia no longer benefits from the WTO’s protections against discriminatory tariffs. FOOD CRISIS: With EU leaders in town for two days, Tuesday’s discussion is likely to focus on the looming issue of food security. **SUBSCRIBE to the POLITICO newsletter family: Brussels Playbook | London Playbook | Playbook Paris | Politico Confidential | Sunday Crunch | EU Influence | London Influence | Digital Bridge | China Direct | Berlin Bulletin | D.C. Playbook | All our POLITICO Pro policy morning newsletters
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars
       
How a cheap component could help kill off combustion cars FILE PHOTO: Employees work at a wire harness and cable assembly manufacturing company that exports to the U.S., in Ciudad JuarezBy Nick Carey and Christina AmannLONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - The humble wire harness, a cheap component that bundles cables together, has become an unlikely scourge of the auto industry. In the immediate term, though, automakers and suppliers have shifted harness production to other lower-cost countries. Story continuesThe supply disruptions in Ukraine were a rude awakening for the auto industry. "If you want to reduce production time in your car factory, a modular wire harness helps." While the lead time for changing a conventional wire harness can be up to 26 weeks, Coakley said his company could ship redesigned products in two weeks.
As China seeks big Pacific deal, many in Fiji see benefits
       
SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For Georgina Matilda, working for Chinese infrastructure company China Railway means that she can put food on the table for her children. China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations. The aim of Blinken’s speech was to “contain and suppress China’s development and uphold U.S. hegemony,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said. As the world reopens, Fiji is trying to bounce back, and many are happy to see China write the checks. There has been a long history of Chinese immigration in Fiji, with many Chinese Fijians running corner stores and other businesses.
How Beijing’s surveillance cameras crept into Britain’s corridors of power
       
Cameras made by the Chinese company Hikvision monitored his every move, according to an account he gave to US surveillance website IPVM. More than a million of the same company’s cameras are in Britain’s schools, hospitals and police departments. Tesco, Costa Coffee and McDonald’s have purchased Hikvision cameras. Britain’s population is caught on CCTV more than any nation outside of China, with 6m cameras in use – one for every 11 people. They’re really just known for having the best price points.
Platinum Jubilee: Drivers warned over long delays during bank holiday weekend as nearly 20 million getaway journeys are planned
       
Drivers are being warned to expect long delays over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend as nearly 20 million getaway journeys are planned. A survey of 1,460 drivers' travel plans added that Friday is likely to be the most congested day on the roads as day-trippers combine with families returning home from half-term breaks. Some 37% of respondents to a separate RAC poll said they will not be driving long distances over the weekend. Thousands of families have seen their half-term holidays disrupted as easyJet cancelled more than 200 flights to or from Gatwick over a 10-day period. Network Rail normally carries out widespread engineering work during bank holidays, but nearly all major lines will remain open during the Jubilee celebrations.
TikTok Casee Brim claims she trained her F-Cup breasts to be more perky by never wearing a bra
       
An Australian body positivity Tiktokker been going viral for sharing styling tips for girls with larger busts - and claims she doesn't wear a bra despite having an F-cup chest. Casee Brim, from Queensland, said on her popular TikTok account her breasts don't sag because she chooses to go braless most of the time and 'will never go back' to wearing underwire bras. The claim sparked a discussion in the comments from hundreds of fans and viewers asking Casee to 'teach them' how to go bra free. When do breasts sag? Other factors that cause saggy breasts - Breast size: It just makes sense that smaller, rounder breasts tend to hold their shape better than bigger breasts.
Johnny Depp gives surprise performance at Jeff Beck concert in England and performs John Lennon song
       
Johnny Depp departed from his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard to rock with sometime collaborator Jeff Beck at the longtime pop star's concert in Sheffield, England on Sunday. Johnny Depp took a break from his libel trial against ex-wife Amber Heard to rock with sometime collaborator Jeff Beck at the longtime pop star's concert in Sheffield, England on Sunday. 'There is an abuser in this courtroom but it's not Mr. Depp. 'Miss Heard is in fact the abuser and Mr. Depp is the abused.' Closing arguments are underway in the blockbuster defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Florida student, TEN, is arrested for 'threatening mass school shooting'
       
A 10-year-old in Florida was arrested Saturday after allegedly sending a text message threatening to shoot up his school. According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, Marquez is a 5th grade student at Patriot Elementary School in Cape Coral, Florida. Amd on May 27, Sheriff Marceno appeared in an eight-minute long video in which he criticized federal aid for Ukraine. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in 2020 that Lee County's crime rate dropped by 18.4% during his initial tenure between 2018 and 2020. Parents of the students at Robb Elementary School showed up at the school after hearing about the reports of a shooting while the massacre was continuing inside.
Violinist Yang In-mo becomes first Korean to win Sibelius competition
       
Violinist Yang In-mo performs at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, Finland, Friday. (Heikki Tuuli)South Korean violinist Yang In-mo became the first South Korean to win the top prize at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition on Sunday, yet another crowning achievement for the Paganini competition winner. 33 with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday and the Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. Yang grabbed international attention when he won first prize at the Paganini Competition in 2015, becoming the first Korean to do so. Before Yang, another Korean violinist, Shin Hyun-su, finished third in the 2005 edition of the Sibelius competition.
N.Korea lifts COVID lockdown amid 'stable' virus situation
       
SEOUL: North Korea has lifted movement restrictions imposed in the capital Pyongyang after its first admission of COVID-19 outbreak weeks ago, media reported, as the isolated country says the virus situation is now under control.The North has been in a heated battle against an unprecedented COVID wave since declaring a state of emergency and imposing a nationwide lockdown this month, fuelling concerns about a lack of vaccines, medical supplies and food shortages.As of Sunday, the restrictions had been lifted, Japan's Kyodo news agency said, citing an unnamed source in Beijing.A spokesman for South Korea's unification ministry handling inter Korean affairs said it could not confirm the report, as the North's state media had not announced the decision.The Kyodo report came shortly after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a politburo meeting to discuss revising anti-epidemic restrictions, assessing the situation over the country's first COVID outbreak was "improving. ""The Political Bureau examined the issue of effectively and quickly coordinating and enforcing the anti-epidemic regulations and guidelines given the current stable anti-epidemic situation," the North's state media KCNA said on Sunday.North Korea reported 100,710 more people showing fever symptoms and one additional death as of Sunday evening, compared with some 390,000 two weeks ago, KCNA said. The death toll rose to 70.North Korea has not confirmed the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus, apparently lacking in testing supplies. Experts have said the announced figures could be underreported, and that it is hard to assess the actual scale of the situation.
SRSLY? Now Trump is Calling the January 6th Insurrection 'a Hoax...Just Like Russia Russia Russia'
       
This one was in Wyoming where Trump is trying to oust Rep. Liz Cheney, a fellow Republican who he has declared insufficiently worshipful. In addition to his first impeachment, his second impeachment, his extortion of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy, the COVID-19 virus, the Mueller Report, climate change, the 2020 presidential election results, and his well-documented connections to Russia, Trump is now adding the January 6th insurrection. It’s another con job just like Russia Russia Russia. It’s another con job just like Russia Russia Russia pic.twitter.com/u8bJLBFXri — Acyn (@Acyn) May 28, 2022So now Trump wants his glassy-eyed disciples to believe that the riots on Capitol Hill that everyone saw on live television, never actually happened. RELATED: PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year: The January 6th Insurrection Disinformation By Trump and Fox NewsTrump may have a difficult time selling this notion that the insurrection was hoax to the populace at large.
KosAbility: Who else feels like one of the only people still actively avoiding covid19? (poll)
       
Yesterday, I read that the number of new covid19 cases in the U.S. right now is five times higher than a year ago. Below are some resources about covid risk assessment, long covid, and psychological and social aspects of risk assessments. ‘If you’d prefer to avoid COVID & have become less cautious, it’s time to re-think.’ Wachter cited his concerns about long COVID and other virus-related risks (”heart/neuro/diabetes”). For most, their initial infection didn’t require hospitalization, but long Covid lasted months. A small #NIH study found those likely to suffer from Long COVID had Type 2 diabetes, reactivated Epstein-Barr virus, or autoantibodies when they had COVID-19.
How to Defeat the Billionaire Class
       
Reprinted from chrishedges.substack.comThere are ways to defeat the billionaire class and many of these tactics have been pioneered by Socialist City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant and the Socialist Alternative (SA) party in Seattle. She and the SA have adopted a series of unorthodox methods to fight the ruling oligarchs and, in that confrontation, exposed the Democratic Party leadership as craven tools of the billionaire class. The Democratic Party in Seattle is currently trying to gerrymander her district to separate her from working-class supporters. She is not interested in "cordial relationships" with big business, establishment politicians, the Democratic Party and business lobbyists. The self-identified progressives in the Democratic Party, she says, play "a role which is contrary to the interests of working people.
Biden hails Modi, the butcher of Gujarat, for India’s COVID policy of mass death
       
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)By what metric he was measuring the “success” of India or, for that matter, its “democratic” character, Biden did not say. Indeed, of the total estimated global excess deaths from COVID-19 (14.9 million), India accounts for nearly one-third. Thus, according to Biden, the “success” of the Modi government consists in having overseen the most COVID-19 deaths of any country on the planet. As Biden noted in his remarks to Modi, the populations of China (1.4 billion) and India (1.38 billion) are comparable in size. At the same time, as the American financial oligarchy demands a COVID policy of endless mass infection and death, it hails the “success” of India as a model.
‘Escalation of Secrecy’: Global Brands Seek Clarity on Xinjiang
       
In the summer of 2019, an executive at Patagonia got a phone call from a trusted auditor working in China. A planned trip to visit some cotton farms in the region of Xinjiang wasn’t going to happen. “We saw this escalation of secrecy,” said Matt Dwyer, the Patagonia executive who oversees the privately held outdoor apparel maker’s supply chains. China’s repression of the Uyghur people is in the spotlight this week after hacked police documents detailed systemic abuse in Xinjiang. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is also visiting the region on a trip that faces severe limitations.
Miss Manners: Graduation announcements seem to just be requests for money
       
Placeholder while article actions loadDear Miss Manners: Seems the trend lately is to send graduation announcements, but only to receive a gift. But so, Miss Manners believes, is your notion that a present is payment for entertainment. Miss Manners can guess. “I’m a restless sleeper” — as indeed you told Miss Manners you are, when in that bed — “but just tell me what time to be over for breakfast.”New Miss Manners columns are posted Monday through Saturday on washingtonpost.com/advice. You can send questions to Miss Manners at her website, missmanners.com.
Beijing, Shanghai start to reopen as Covid cases drop
       
After about two months of lockdown, Shanghai announced plans over the weekend to relax restrictions on business activity. BEIJING — Major Chinese cities Beijing and Shanghai began to relax Covid controls over the weekend as the local case count dropped. The capital city of Beijing reported eight new Covid cases for Sunday, while Shanghai recorded six. Beijing city had begun tightening Covid controls about a month ago, but only locked down some neighborhoods. On Sunday, Shanghai authorities said businesses could start to reopen without having to apply for approval starting Wednesday.
Some in Beijing back to work, Shanghai inches closer to ending COVID lockdown
       
People wearing face masks line up outside a store of French luxury brand Celine, at a reopened shopping mall amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China May 29, 2022. China reports daily new cases in the hundreds compared with many Western nations which report tens of thousands of new COVID cases each day. Shanghai, Beijing and other cities in China have made significant progress in bringing daily caseloads lower, but uncertainty remains high, as the highly-transmissible Omicron variant is prone to making comebacks. Goldman Sachs economists said they could discuss China's zero COVID policy in only one out of more than 10 recent meetings with clients in Beijing, "potentially due to its political sensitivity". read moreShanghai reported fewer than 100 new COVID cases for May 29, while Beijing recorded 12.
As China seeks big Pacific deal, many in Fiji see benefits
       
Wang and a 20-strong delegation are in Fiji as part of an eight-nation Pacific Islands tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing's military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. Wang and a 20-strong delegation are in Fiji as part of an eight-nation Pacific Islands tour that comes amid growing concerns about Beijing's military and financial ambitions in the South Pacific region. (Fiji Government via AP)SUVA, Fiji (AP) — For Georgina Matilda, working for Chinese infrastructure company China Railway means that she can put food on the table for her children. China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations. ADVERTISEMENT“There’s a good side and a bad side,” said Nora Nabukete, a student at the University of the South Pacific.
Japan Q2, full-year growth to be weaker than previously estimated- Reuters Poll
       
However, the slower expansion still indicates growth will be strong enough for the economy to recover to its pre-coronavirus pandemic levels of end-2019 this quarter, about 70% of poll respondents said. A slowdown in Chinese economic growth was the most-frequently cited issue posing a risk to Japan's economy in the latter half of the year, the poll showed. But none cited a persistently weaker yen as the biggest risk to the economy in the second half of the year. The economy will grow 2.3% this fiscal year, followed by an estimated 1.5% growth in fiscal 2023. Both forecasts showed analysts expected growth to come in slightly weaker than what they expected in last month's poll.
Sparks players express support for Liz Cambage amid racist slur accusations
       
Australian and Nigerian national team players accused Cambage of making the comments during a five-minute outburst during a pre-Olympic workout in Las Vegas, according to a report by the Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph also posted a video clip of the workout during which Cambage elbows a Nigerian player in the face. So whatever agenda is happening with it resurfacing, that’s other people’s business,” she said after the Sparks’ win Sunday. Cambage is of Nigerian and Australian heritage, which Nigerian players said made her remarks especially confounding. Cambage withdrew from the Olympics, citing concerns about living in the Tokyo Olympic bubble without friends or family because of COVID-19 precautions.
Tampa holds off Mercy College to win Division II men's lacrosse title
       
Cole Willard made his final year of college lacrosse count for the University of Tampa. Willard scored four times on Sunday to spark Tampa past Mercy College, 11-7, in the NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse championship game in East Hartford, Connecticut. Carey graduate Dominic Scorcia of Franklin Square had two goals and an assist with four ground balls for Mercy (16-2). Scorcia scored early in the fourth to cut Mercy’s deficit to 10-7. After losing to Le Moyne, 8-7, (Le Moyne was the top-ranked Division II team in the nation at the time), Mercy College reeled off 13 straight wins, including a revenge win in the national semifinals with a 12-11 double-overtime victory over Le Moyne.
Heat come up short at finish, season ends with 100-96 Game 7 loss to Celtics
       
AdvertisementThe Heat then moved within three early in the fourth quarter, before the Celtics went up 13. Miami Heat Source Weekly See what's buzzing about the Miami Heat, including game analysis, roster changes and more inside info. Herro back: Herro made his first appearance since Game 3, entering Sunday 23 seconds into the second period, with the Heat down 15. The Heat’s second assist did not come until 9:06 remained in the second period. With 3:25 left in the second period, Oladipo became first Heat player other than Butler, Adebayo or Vincent with a basket.
Garsington’s Douglas Boyd: ‘I’m not totalitarian about dress codes: if I can change opera culture, I’d be happy’
       
“Think elegant and relaxed summer country wedding style,” says the dress code advice for Garsington Opera’s season-opening production of Orfeo this summer. It’s certainly a question for the company’s artistic director, Douglas Boyd, who is conducting Rusalka, Dvo?ák’s opera which is rooted in Slavic mythology. “We’re not applying this principle to other operas yet,” says Boyd, a straight-talking Glaswegian known throughout the music business as Dougie. “I’m very happy for people to dress up and live the dream, but equally I’m happy to see this experiment at getting away from the ‘uniform’. The traditional dress code is something I’m not totalitarian about, and if people want to follow it, that’s fine.
Platinum Jubilee: 70 facts for the Queen's 70 years on the throne
       
Here are 70 facts about Queen Elizabeth II - one for each year of her 70 years on the throne. In 1981, she was shot at by a 17-year-old with a replica gun as she rode past crowds on horseback near Buckingham Palace. For her 80th birthday in 2006 she invited 2,000 children to celebrate with her at Buckingham Palace. For her Golden Jubilee in June 2002 she hosted the first ever public concert in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. In 1993 she opened Buckingham Palace to tourists for the summer as part of a drive to modernise her image.
Hong Kong Consumer Stocks Gain on Shanghai Economic Recovery Plan
       
Hong Kong-listed consumer stocks are higher in early trade as sentiment is buoyed by the Shanghai government’s plan to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on June 1 as daily case counts decline. “We believed that there will be a rebound in consumption after the unlocking,” analysts from brokerage KGI Securities say. The local government a number of supportive measures as well, including reducing rent and property taxes for businesses, and granting subsidies for water, electricity and natural-gas costs, state media outlet Xinhua reported over the weekend. Analysts from KGI Securities say this presents a buying opportunity, and view China Resources Beer as particularly attractive. The measures should be supportive of Hong Kong stocks in general as they could calm some of the concerns about COVID-19 risks, IG market strategist Yeap Jun Rong said.
Hong Kong consumer stocks gain on plan to ease Shanghai lockdown
       
Hong Kong-listed consumer stocks are higher in early trade as sentiment is buoyed by the Shanghai government’s plan to loosen COVID-19 restrictions on June 1 as daily case counts decline. “We believed that there will be a rebound in consumption after the unlocking,” analysts from brokerage KGI Securities say. The local government a number of supportive measures as well, including reducing rent and property taxes for businesses, and granting subsidies for water, electricity and natural-gas costs, state media outlet Xinhua reported over the weekend. Analysts from KGI Securities say this presents a buying opportunity, and view China Resources Beer as particularly attractive. The measures should be supportive of Hong Kong stocks in general as they could calm some of the concerns about COVID-19 risks, IG market strategist Yeap Jun Rong said.
RPT-FOCUS-Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
China hosts Pacific islands meeting in Fiji, security ties in focus
       
May 30 (Reuters) - China Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds a meeting with counterparts from 10 Pacific island nations in Fiji on Monday, midway through a diplomatic tour of the region where China's ambitions for wider security ties has caused concern among U.S. allies. Pacific island nations with diplomatic ties with China are attending the meeting, hosted by Wang, who earlier met with Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama. In several Pacific countries, the foreign minister is also prime minister. Some Pacific islands have in recent days signed on to some of the individual security components that China is seeking in the regional agreement, statements released by the governments and China show. In Honiara last week, Wang condemned interference in the deal and said the Solomon Islands' relationship with China was a model for other Pacific island nations.
Indonesia's Astro raises $60M to work on 15-minute grocery delivery
       
Jarkata-based Astro, which provides 15-minute grocery delivery, has recently closed a $60 million Series B financing round, lifting its total funding to $90 million since the business launched just nine months ago. Founded by Tokopedia veteran Vincent Tjendra, Astro plans to spend its funding proceeds on user acquisition, product development, and hiring more staff to add to its current team of 200. Astro offers 15-minute delivery within a range of 2-3km through its network of rented "dark stores," which are distribution hubs set up for online shopping only. Grocery delivery is notoriously cash-burning, but Tjendra reckoned margins will improve as the business scales. The company's main source of revenue is the gross margin it earned from the goods sold and delivery fees customers pay.
China's foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
       
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations. Australia and the United States are closely watching the 10-day trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, fearful that China could be laying the groundwork for an eventual military presence in the region that would extend its reach farther into the Pacific. China says its development of economic and security ties with Pacific nations doesn't pose a threat to others. It described China as a key development partner for Samoa, providing infrastructure for health, education and government, human resource development, sports development and technical assistance in agriculture. In Fiji, Wang will host a meeting with Pacific islands' foreign ministers and hopes to win the endorsement of 10 Pacific nations for a sweeping agreement that would cover everything from security to fisheries.
2022 NBA Finals preview: A quick look at the Warriors-Celtics matchup
       
The Warriors will take on the Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals after Boston clinched the Eastern Conference with a 100-96 win over the Miami Heat in Game 7 on Sunday night. In his sixth NBA season, the 25-year-old averaged 23.6 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. March 16, 2022 — Celtics 110, Warriors 88 in San FranciscoThe Warriors entered the night optimistic that they were finally getting healthy. Golden State has been missing Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II for most of the last two rounds, and issues with both feet have caused Otto Porter Jr. to miss games. But the time off before the start of the NBA Finals could allow everyone to heal up and be ready for the final push for a championship.
China’s foreign minister to meet with Pacific nations amid push for sweeping regional deal
       
China’s foreign minister will meet with his Pacific counterparts in a crucial meeting on Monday during which China is expected to encourage Pacific countries to sign up to a sweeping regional economic and security deal. He will then host the virtual China-Pacific Foreign Ministers meeting, with foreign ministers from around the region joining virtually. This is only the second time the foreign ministers meeting has been held, after the inaugural meeting last October. At the meeting, ministers are expected to discuss a proposed region-wide security deal. In a duel for influence, Australia’s new foreign minister, Penny Wong, was in Fiji on Friday, reaffirming Australia’s commitment to the region and promoting the new government’s more ambitious targets on emissions reduction.
China COVID-19 outbreak wanes, with curbs eased to boost economy
       
China reported fewer COVID-19 cases in Beijing and Shanghai, with authorities moving to stimulate the faltering economy by easing some of the strictest virus controls since the initial outbreak more than two years ago. In the capital, cases fell to 12 on Sunday, from 21 on Saturday. Curbs on movement in several districts started to be loosened yesterday after authorities said the outbreak was under control. The easing caseload has eased concern that Beijing could have been headed for a lockdown when it was reporting several dozen cases a day earlier in the outbreak despite increasingly strict restrictions.
China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech and construction sectors
       
China’s “COVID zero” policy of constantly monitoring, testing and isolating its citizens to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has battered much of the country’s economy, but it has created bubbles of growth in the medical, technology and construction sectors. The Chinese government, alone among major countries in vowing to eradicate the coronavirus within its borders, is on track to spend more than 350 billion yuan ($52 billion) this year on testing, new medical facilities, monitoring equipment and other anti-COVID-19 measures, which will benefit as many as 3,000 companies, according to analysts.
Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected ways
       
Viruses that were on hiatus during Covid are back — and behaving in unexpected waysFor nearly two years, as the Covid pandemic disrupted life around the globe, other infectious diseases were in retreat. Now, as the world rapidly dismantles the measures put in place to slow spread of Covid, the viral and bacterial nuisances that were on hiatus are returning — and behaving in unexpected ways. Privacy Policy Leave this field empty if you're human:These viruses are not different than they were before, but we are. But when it does come back, there are more susceptible children out there that would not be expected to have immunity,” he said. “I think once you’ve infected a number of people herd immunity ensues and the virus goes away,” he said, referring to viruses in generally.
NY lawmakers push to fatten fees for lawyers in medical malpractice cases
       
State lawmakers are pushing a bill that would help pad the pockets of lawyers representing clients in medical malpractice lawsuits, The Post has learned. GNYHA cites data showing New York leads the nation with medical malpractice payouts totaling $37.04 per capita, with New Jersey a distant second at $28.92 per capita. Check out more newslettersLegislators have become more sympathetic to pro-medical malpractice legislation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Campaign records show Bailey has received five contributions totaling $2,500 from the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers Political Action Committee since 2016. Both lawmakers defended the legislation to fatten lawyers’ fees, a bill that has been kicking around episodically for years.
After losses in Ga., Trump sets sights on ousting Liz Cheney in Wyo.
       
— Since her father’s first victory 44 years ago, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney and her family have never lost an election in Wyoming. When George W. Bush picked Dick Cheney as his running mate, the Republican ticket won by about 40 points, twice. AdvertisementThe Hageman campaign is helmed by a coterie of Trump allies, including Murtaugh, Bill Stepien, Nick Trainor and Justin Clark. And in the interview, Trump suggested in vain that Cheney might not file for reelection, even though she ultimately did. But in the Ford Wyoming Center, plenty of Wyoming Republicans disagreed.
France’s culture wars reignited after Macron appoints ‘woke’ minister
       
Woke warsThe appointment is a crowning moment for an academic who isn’t an unfamiliar figure in policy circles. A professor at the prestigious Sciences Po political college in Paris, where he specializes in African-American history, Ndiaye has advised government bodies on diversity. In February 2021, Macron named Ndiaye as the head of France’s immigration museum, with the aim of calming tensions around a highly inflammatory subject: colonial history. His previous education minister, Blanquer, had made the defense of France’s universalist model a cornerstone of his tenure, and inaugurated a think tank to combat woke concepts in French universities. Or has Macron had a change of heart on the question of French identity, it’s not clear,” said Bock-Côté.
Asia Stocks, US Futures Rise as China Curbs Eased: Markets Wrap
       
(Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia and US futures advanced Monday after China eased some virus curbs and Wall Street had its best week since November 2020. Most Read from BloombergJapanese and Hong Kong equities led gains, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 contracts climbed in a sign the bounce may have further to run. The S&P 500 wiped out its May losses and snapped a string of seven weekly declines as institutional investors rebalanced portfolios into the end of the month. FridaySome of the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 futures rose 0.4% as of 10:30 a.m. in Tokyo. The S&P 500 rose 2.5%Nasdaq 100 futures increased 0.6%.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Razzed for Insisting ‘Fake Meat’ Is Grown in a ‘Peach Tree Dish’
       
– it was her reference to a “peach tree dish” that had Twitter users laughing at her. Also Read:Even Catholic League Denounces Marjorie Taylor Greene After Anti-Catholic Attack: ‘Satan’s Controlling the Church’“Did she say ‘grows in a PEACH TREE DISH’?! Of course, her “peach tree” faux pas immediately had the brighter-than-MTG critics rushing to social media to point out that it is petri dish — the little shallow glass dish that scientists use to grow cells – and not peach tree dish. “We actually have a peach tree dish hanging on the wall,” another tweeted. Also Read:Update: Marjorie Taylor Greene Permanently Suspended From Twitter for COVID Misinformation
Australia unveil marathon cricket summer around T20 World Cup defence
       
Sydney (AFP) – Cricket Australia unveiled a bumper home fixture list on Monday with eight bilateral men's series against five different opponents either side of their defence of the T20 World Cup. Advertising Read moreThe marathon five-month schedule starting in August will thrust the Australian men's team into at least 27 games in front of home supporters rising to 29 if they reach the T20 World Cup final in Melbourne on November 13. Australia's recently-crowned women's 50-over world champions have a lighter programme, staging twin limited-overs series against Pakistan in late January. Test series v West Indies: First Test November 30–December 4 (Perth), Second Test December 8-12 (Adelaide). Test series v South Africa: First Test December 17-21 (Brisbane), Second Test December 26-30 (Melbourne), Third Test January 4-8 (Sydney).
S. Korean violinist Yang In-mo wins prestigious Sibelius competition
       
South Korean violinist Yang In-mo has won the 12th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, one of the most prestigious competitions for the instrument in the world. Second place was awarded to Nathan Meltzer of the United States and third place to Dmytro Udovychenko of Ukraine. The 27-year-old became the first South Korean violinist to win the quinquennial contest founded in 1965 for young violinists under age of 30. This year's Sibelius competition was originally set to take place in Helsinki in 2020 but was postponed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm happy to have good results, as I've done my best," Yang said through his management agency, Credia.
Christian Nationalism On The Rise In Some GOP Campaigns
       
Carolyn Kaster via Associated PressBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Chinatowns more vibrant after pandemic, anti-Asian violence
       
Chinatowns and other Asian American enclaves across the U.S. are using art and culture to show they are safe and vibrant hubs nearly three years after the start of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Lanterns hang in Chinatown above Grant Avenue in San Francisco, Monday, May 23, 2022. Chinatowns and other Asian American enclaves across the U.S. are using art and culture to show they are safe and vibrant hubs nearly three years after the start of the pandemic. But they faced an unprecedented one-two punch when the pandemic caused shutdowns and racist anti-Asian attacks increased — and continue. ADVERTISEMENTCynthia Choi, co-founder of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, is still “blown away” to be one of the heroes painted in the San Francisco mural.
Yankees’ Gleyber Torres continues red-hot tear despite wrist issue
       
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Gleyber Torres tied his home run total from last season on Sunday, in 82 fewer games, even while dealing with a recent wrist issue. It was Torres’ second home run of the series, and fourth in the past week, despite getting treatment for a wrist issue. “Just something he’s treating and making sure he does maintenance work on it.”Gleyber Torres has been red-hot for the Yankees recently. Despite being one of the Yankees’ hottest hitters in the first month of the season, Anthony Rizzo has gone equally cold since. I think that’s one of the things that just happens with the ebb and flow of the season.
From baristas to inspectors: Singapore's robot workforce plugs labour gaps
       
At a Singapore construction site, a four-legged robot called "Spot", built by U.S. company Boston Dynamics, scans sections of mud and gravel to check on work progress, with data fed back to construction company Gammon's control room. Meanwhile, Singapore's National Library has introduced two shelf-reading robots that can scan labels on 100,000 books, or about 30 percent of its collection, per day. Robots are also being used for customer-facing tasks, with more than 30 metro stations set to have robots making coffee for commuters. "We always want to have some kind of human touch," said commuter Ashish Kumar, while sipping on a robot-brewed drink. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterEditing by Ed Davies and Bradley PerrettOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Onetime M-19 rebel in runoff with businessman for Colombia's presidency
       
BOGOTA, Colombia — In a blow to Colombia’s political class, a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman took the top two spots among the six candidates in the country’s presidential election Sunday and headed to a runoff showdown in June. A candidate needed 50% of the total votes to win outright and the run-off election. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. He was once a rebel with the now-defunct M-19 movement and was granted amnesty after being jailed for his involvement with the group. In addition to economic challenges, Colombia’s next president will also have to face a complex security issue and corruption, which is a top concern of voters.
From baristas to inspectors: Singapore's robot workforce plugs labour gaps
       
At a Singapore construction site, a four-legged robot called "Spot", built by U.S. company Boston Dynamics, scans sections of mud and gravel to check on work progress, with data fed back to construction company Gammon's control room. Gammon's general manager, Michael O'Connell, said using Spot required only one human employee instead of the two previously needed to do the job manually. Meanwhile, Singapore's National Library has introduced two shelf-reading robots that can scan labels on 100,000 books, or about 30 percent of its collection, per day. Robots are also being used for customer-facing tasks, with more than 30 metro stations set to have robots making coffee for commuters. "We always want to have some kind of human touch," said commuter Ashish Kumar, while sipping on a robot-brewed drink.
A galvanized generation is recovering music from composers suppressed by the Nazis
       
James Conlon, the veteran L.A. Opera music director and conductor, is well versed in the canon of 20th century classics. It’s a tragedy.”Conlon’s passion for recovering the works and stories of overlooked composers has galvanized a new generation of musicians and composers. Advertisement“I think a lot of the dialogue with these composers can be appropriately applied to other underrepresented composers,” he says. Millstein, along with the Alameda String Quartet, will perform Quartet No. Alongside Schulhoff, works by Erich Korngold, Schreker, Viktor Ullmann, Kurt Weill and Von Zemlinsky will be presented.
Photos: Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival
       
Thousands of people, including families and couples, young and old, packed downtown Morgan Hill this weekend for the 41st annual Mushroom Mardi Gras. The festival had been shuttered for the last two years due to COVID-19. A total of 17 scholarships, totaling $17,000, were awarded to local high school students for their continuing education. Since 1984 the festival has awarded 1,190 students scholarships worth $1.25 million dollars. Mushrooms have a long history in Morgan Hill, well before the sprawling housing developments and suburban creep from San Jose.
Heat owner Micky Arison forced to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics due to health-and-safety protocols
       
MIAMI — Miami Heat owner Micky Arison was unable to attend Sunday’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics at FTX Arena due to NBA health-and-safety protocols. AdvertisementWith the virus impacting the family, Nick Arison, Micky Arison’s son, also bypassed Game 7. Nick Arison is chief executive officer of the Heat. Celtics big man Al Horford missed the first game of the East finals when he entered NBA health-and-safety protocols. Those seated closest to the court, such as where the Arisons sit, remain mandated by the NBA to wear masks.
Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers
       
But his flight from Buffalo to JFK was delayed Friday night and he missed his connection to Turkey despite sprinting through the airport’s terminals. “I’ve been in an airport for 48 hours now, not sleeping or showering thanks to Jetblue!” Sadiqi said. Sinan Aktas, a waiter from Paris trying to get home to France told The Post that Delta Airlines didn’t alert him that his flight had been cancelled. Mussawir Sadiqi, 32, senior architect for Buffalo NY DOE, was supposed to meet his finacé in Istanbul before his flight got canceled. The Federal Aviation Association doesn’t cancel flights, but noted in a message that bad weather in the summer often disrupts flight plans.
Governor Newsom Tests Positive for COVID-19 Shortly After Second Booster, Receives Paxlovid Prescription
       
This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 28, 2022Over the weekend, Governor Newsom tested positive for a coronavirus infection, becoming one of the 12,000-plus new COVID-19 cases reported, on average, daily in the state. "This morning, the governor tested positive for Covid-19 after exhibiting mild symptoms. "I’m following health guidelines and will be isolated while I work remotely," Newsom wrote in a tweet published Saturday announcing his positive COVID-19 test results. Gavin Newsom and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern established a new international partnership to address climate change.
Elton John touches down in Germany in his private jet as he resumes Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
       
He recently took a break from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour after battling multiple ailments. Yet Elton John was back on the road on Saturday as he touched down in Germany ahead of his show in Leipzig. Jetting in: He recently took a break from his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. He wrote alongside the snap: 'After a restful break at home, I'm ready to get back on the road with my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour! The Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts were postponed after Covid struck but resumed earlier last year.
Remote work tests S. Korea’s corporate hierarchy, culture
       
(Bloomberg)Behind South Korea’s rapid industrial growth was a military-like corporate culture that united workforces for a shared goal: the company’s success and my family’s well-being. The mantra “your company is your family” propelled the tremendous drive toward economic prosperity, but also validated the tough corporate culture and hierarchy. “While there are criticisms that remote work hinders performance, I have had no problem with my performance so far,” she added. Kim Gyu-won, a 26-year-old who has worked for the nation’s top automaker for almost a year, wants her employer to make the remote work policy permanent. Hierarchy to exist, but differentlySo will the adoption of remote work affect South Korea’s hierarchical corporate culture?
S. Koreans to vote this week in local elections, parliamentary by-elections
       
Voters mark ballots at polling booths at a voting center in Ulsan last Friday, the first day of two-day early voting for the June 1 local elections and parliamentary by-elections. (Yonhap)South Koreans will vote this week in local elections and parliamentary elections amid expectations that the results will boost or weaken the mandate of the new government of President Yoon Suk-yeol. Turnout of the advance voting came to 20.62 percent, the highest for any local elections, the NEC said. It expects final turnout for Wednesday's elections to surpass 60.2 percent logged in the 2018 local elections. The liberal party hopes to repeat the success of the 2018 local elections when it scored a landslide victory.
The Shameful Six: Never listen to these people again
       
Word to the wise, cadets: Milley isn’t a guy anyone should listen to, on this or anything else. But he’s hardly alone on the “never listen to them” list. *Randi Weingarten, head of the United Federation of Teachers, spread disinformation to defend terrible COVID policies that pandered to her members’ fears, doing incalculable damage. Getty Images/Chip SomodevillaFormer Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was among those who tried to discredit The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop. Getty Images/Eric Thayer*Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper helped lead the charge on trying to discredit The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Rafael Nadal wins a thriller at the French Open. Up next: Novak Djokovic.
       
Placeholder while article actions loadPARIS — It took every shot in Rafael Nadal’s repertoire, total conviction and considerable “suffering,” as the Spaniard put it, to reach the French Open quarterfinals. At this stage in his hard-slugging career, the injuries and ailments are baggage he carries that he didn’t have in 2005, when he won his first French Open title just days after his 19th birthday. Djokovic holds a 30-28 career edge on Nadal, but Nadal leads 19-8 on clay. Djokovic won their most recent meeting on the tricky surface, ousting Nadal in the 2021 French Open semifinals en route to claiming the title for a second time. But the ninth-seeded Auger-Aliassime, who was seeking his fourth consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance, weathered the Spaniard’s best.
Stall on oil ban shows EU capitals trying to limit pain of helping Ukraine
       
The proof is in the now 25 days — and counting — they have failed to reach an agreement on banning Russian oil imports, which would jack up consumer prices even more. “It’s hypocrisy to a great extent — it’s internal stuff,” a senior Ukrainian diplomat said. EU countries also could have decided individually to stop buying Russian oil — eliminating any need for the messy debate. "We can collectively say that we will finish using Russian oil by the end of 2022," a senior EU diplomat said, stressing this point on Thursday evening. "Gas is going to be even more difficult," the first senior EU diplomat said, adding that the complexities of the oil embargo have yet to be worked out.
Opinion: From 'Borgen' to 'Umbrella Academy,' here's what's worth streaming in June 2022
       
Here’s a look at what’s coming to the various streaming services in June 2022, and what’s really worth the monthly subscription fee. Disney+ ($7.99 a month)It’s a rare month, with both a “Star Wars” and a Marvel series streaming at the same time. There’s a deep library for those who want older TV series, and next-day streaming for many current network and cable shows. See: Here’s everything new coming to HBO Max in June 2022 — and what’s leavingAnd that’s about it on the prestige front. The comedy “Rutherford Falls” (June 16) returns for its second season, starring Jana Schmieding and Ed Helms as unlikely best friends trying to help a small town adapt to changes spurred by a tribal casino.
Colombia race for president heads to runoff: leftist versus populist
       
Colombians will make a choice for president between a leftist former rebel and a populist businessman in a June runoff contest after none of the six candidates in Sunday’s first round received 50% of the vote. Petro has promised to make significant adjustments to the economy, including tax reform, and to change how Colombia fights drug cartels and other armed groups. AdvertisementThis was the second presidential election held since the government in 2016 signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. Candidates also focused on increasing violence, which the Red Cross in 2021 concluded had reached its highest level in five years. Petro and his running mate, Francia Márquez, upped their security significantly after denouncing threats made against them.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by Sunday evening, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S.About 1,460 flights had been canceled as of 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Nearly 450 of Sunday’s cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. One hundred and sixty Delta flights were canceled by Sunday evening, according to FlightAware. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
A candidate needed 50% of the total votes to win outright and the run-off election. Voters in the South American country went to the polls amid a polarized environment and growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. This was the second presidential election held since the government signed in 2016 a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. In addition to economic challenges, Colombia’s next president will also have to face a complex security issue and corruption, which is a top concern of voters.
White Sox walk-off victory comes at a big price
       
The White Sox’ 5-4walk-off win in 12 innings against the Cubs wasn’t well played or executed but it was entertaining. The severity of the injury is unknown, but Anderson is going on the injured list. The Sox’ All-Star shortstop, .356 hitter, energy source and leader went down after making a throw from the outfield grass in the fifth inning. The Sox tied it in the 10th on Andrew Vaughn’s sacrifice fly and Jose Abreu’s single for his 808th RBI – tying him with Minnie Minoso for fifth on the Sox all-time list – and tied it in the 11th on Adam Engel’s RBI single. “We’re not nearly as good without him, but we’re going to have to be good enough to win,” La Russa said.
Marcus Stroman’s strong start can’t save Cubs from taxing bullpen in loss to White Sox
       
The good news for the Cubs in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Sunday: Marcus Stroman threw one of his best games of the season. “Stroman threw a hell of a game.”Stroman held the White Sox scoreless through seven innings, allowing three hits, all singles. Two innings before, White Sox infielder Danny Mendick’s sacrifice bunt attempt should have moved the go-ahead run to third base. White Sox slugger Gavin Sheets hit a double up the left field line. Finally, in the 12th inning, White Sox rookie Jake Burger hit a walkoff single into left field.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend, Delta leads
       
Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. One hundred and sixty Delta flights were canceled by Sunday evening, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. Airlines and tourist destinations are anticipating huge crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
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Uvalde tells Biden to 'do something'; he pledges 'we will'UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden sought Sunday to comfort a city grieving the killings of 19 elementary school pupils and two teachers at the hands of a lone gunman. At Robb Elementary School, Biden stopped at a memorial of 21 white crosses — one for each of those killed — and the first lady added a bouquet of white flowers to a pile in front of the school sign. to review response to Texas school shootingUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Justice Department said Sunday it will review the law enforcement response to the Texas school shooting, an unusual federal look back prompted by questions about the shifting and at times contradictory information from authorities that have enraged a community in shock and sorrow. “Capturing Sievierodonetsk is a principal task for the occupation force,” Zelensky said, adding that the Russians don’t care about casualties. The Mexican got one final look for the lead that Ericsson defended and O'Ward knew not to force the issue.
Burned Out by Covid and 80-Hour Workweeks, Resident Physicians Unionize
       
Last year, a resident union at the University of California-Davis secured housing subsidies and paid parental leave through its first contract. Residents’ working conditions had come under scrutiny long before the pandemic. She was surprised when the institution declined to recognize the residents’ union, she said, considering the personal sacrifices they had made to provide care during the pandemic. Dr. Candice Chen, an associate professor of health policy at George Washington University, believes that the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also bears some responsibility for residents’ working conditions. The union’s member surveys have found that most L.A. County residents report working 80 hours a week, Naranjo said.
Chloë Sevigny bares her toned midriff as she carries her two-year-old son Vanja in NYC
       
Chloë Sevigny was the picture of a doting mother when she stepped out with her two-year-old son Vanja in New York City. On Sunday, the 47-year-old Boys Don't Cry actress was spotted carrying Vanja, who was dressed up in a bright red Fire Chief jacket. The Russian Doll actress flashed her toned midriff in a short-sleeved white and black striped top as she held Vanja in her arms while walking down the sidewalk in Manhattan. Saying 'I Do' again: Chloë shares Vanja with her husband Siniša Ma?kovi?, 39. A few months later, they welcomed their son, Vanja, on May 2, 2020.
Tribute to the Queen lights up ancient monument as Stonehenge goes multi-coloured for Her Majesty
       
The illuminated stone circle on Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, included a black and white photograph of the now 96-year-old at her coronation in June 1953, when she was just 27. The Queen’s love for animals was also celebrated within the photos, which include her riding a horse and walking her beloved corgis in the 1960s and 1980s. Another shot depicted her walking some of her corgis at the Cross Country course on the second day of the Windsor Horse Trials in 1980. The monarch wore a colourful navy, white and gold headscarf while watching her horse Barber’s Shop win at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2017, in a more recent photo. While English Heritage manages the Stonehenge site, the monument is owned by the Crown and the National Trust owns the surrounding land.
NSW joins other states in offering free flu jabs for all
       
NSW has become the latest state to offer free flu shots. The Vice President of the Australian Medical Association, Doctor Chris Moy, says people are underestimating the dangers of both Covid and influenza.
'Marine' punches sailor in the face during fight in Manhattan during NYC's Fleet Week
       
A US Navy sailor was punched in the face in an early morning attack in New York City during the first Fleet Week since the Covid-19 pandemic began in 2020. Fleet Week, a celebration of the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard servicemembers, began on May 25 and runs through until May 31 in the city. The USS Bataan is the only ship in New York City this week that is carrying Marines. The Fleet Week festivities began on Thursday with a parade of ships along the Hudson River. The visiting ships to the city are the USS Bataan, USS Thomas Hudner, USS Milwaukee, USCGC Dependable, USCGC Sycamore and the British ship, the HMS Protector.
Tommy John miraculously fighting way back from near-death scare: ‘Lucky to be alive’
       
Following Tommy John surgery, he won 164 games to finish with 288. “I don’t know how I got him in the house, but I did,” Cheryl told The Post. It just shows you what a great surgeon Frank Jobe was.”Tommy John Getty ImagesHe is proud that he stands today as the namesake of Tommy John surgery — or Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Nine holes of golf.”Never bet against Tommy John. “Tommy John surgery was much, much, much easier because it was strictly orthopedic,” he says.
At Buffalo Thunder ride, reflection on Black history and service
       
The thread of covid-19 shut down the parade in 2020 and 2021, disrupting the event’s nearly two-decade history. Today’s racial divisions come well over a century after the Buffalo Soldiers faced discrimination within the military and deadly violence at the hand of civilians. Advertisement“These people served the country, and as Black men, they had so many struggles,” said Bobbie Coles, of Silver Spring, Md. “They were the last ones that got benefits and recognition.”At Sunday’s ride, organizers emphasized the Buffalo Soldiers’ spirit of service. It was, he said, meant to recreate the spirit of service of the Buffalo Soldiers — 19 of whom were awarded Medals of Honor.
Memorial Day Parade returns to D.C. with ‘Top Gun’ Tuskegee Airman
       
Then, he and three buddies were selected to fly in the first “Top Gun” style gunnery competition hosted by the Air Force. There are so many events and businesses and organizations that are gone from three years ago and aren’t coming back.”The last live parade on Constitution Avenue was held in 2019. But with the recent easing of the pandemic and many of its restrictions, organizers decided to hold the parade live again this year. In 1949, the Air Force held the first gunnery competition at what was then Las Vegas Air Force Base, now Nellis Air Force Base. Harvey was then stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, near Columbus, Ohio.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterChina aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd (300244.SZ), one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Oil Stable at Week’s Open as Investors Weigh China, EU Talks
       
(Bloomberg) -- Oil held steady at the week’s open as China made progress toward easing anti-virus lockdowns and the EU continued to work on a plan to ban imports of Russian crude ahead of a leaders’ summit. Hungary is so far refusing to back a compromise despite proposals aimed at ensuring its oil supplies. In the US, the summer driving season kicked off at the weekend with retail gasoline prices at an all-time high. Brent’s prompt spread -- the difference between its two nearest contracts -- was $3.67 a barrel on Monday, up from $1.34 a barrel three weeks ago. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2022 Bloomberg L.P.
Trump's Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility
       
Brian Kemp in the GOP gubernatorial primary, at a Bikers for Trump rally prior to Election Day, in Plainville, Ga., May 20, 2022. But there has been a less visible sign of slippage: Trump’s vaunted digital fundraising machine has begun to slow. Those close to Trump — and even Republicans who aren’t — caution against misreading the significance of primary losses in which he was not on the ballot. “The resounding message from the Republican voters in Georgia is: Quit talking about 2020,” Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader, told Politico. “And make the fall election about the future and about the Biden administration.”In interviews with Republican voters at Kemp events, few had become anti-Trump.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
Voters in the South American country went to the polls amid a polarized environment and growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The early vote count in Sunday’s six-way presidential election in Colombia pointed toward a runoff in June, with leftist former rebel Gustavo Petro leading in a ballot held amid growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. Immigration authorities in Colombia said an agreement calls for allowing Colombians registered to vote at border consulates to enter their homeland. It is Petro’s third attempt to be the South America’s country president.
Diamondbacks' Jake Hager pitches in to help team wherever needed
       
Jake Hager played in his seventh game for the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Hager came on in the ninth inning of a blowout loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday and threw 12 total pitches to six hitters. Hager settled down and retired the last two hitters he faced, including a strikeout of the Dodgers' Gavin Lux. Hager walked off the mound with a smile, and retained the ball from his first major league strikeout. It was a fun experience, especially first time doing it in a big league game."
Steven Alker blisters Harbor Shores with 63 for first senior major, denying Bernhard Langer his 12th
       
Then, at the par-3 13th, he pulled his tee shot, again into the rough, and again into a bad lie. His career resume also includes three wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia and four on the Korn Ferry Tour. His tee shot found the water right; he actually considered playing the ball out of the hazard, but with third place secured, he thought better of it. The Senior PGA Championship returns to Benton Harbor in 2024. Senior PGA winners at Harbor Shores?2022: Steven Alker, -16?2020: Canceled by COVID-19?2018: Paul Broadhurst, -19?2016: Rocco Mediate, -19?2014: Colin Montgomerie, -13?2012: Roger Chapman, -13We're running a new-subscriber special.
Winging it: Food truck launches a store front location
       
Realizing that their nascent food truck would most likely be parked outside of breweries, Muller and Leal turned to a favorite snack of bar hoppers — wings. Soon, the food truck was met with more demand than they could keep up with and regularly sold out when it opened up shop. The demand was also enough to keep the less-than-a-year-old food truck afloat when the coronavirus pandemic hit. “People were just calling us left and right and we would deliver all over Albuquerque … wherever we (could) find people that actually wanted food,” Leal said. The two decided on opening a food truck after Leal’s father died in an accident and left her some money.
Bears were tortured in cages. Now rescued, they climb trees and eat lasagna.
       
In mid-March, Craig’s nonprofit organization rescued the shaggy bears — nicknamed “moon bears” for the yellow crescent-shaped markings on their chests. © Korean Animal Welfare Association Bears that were rescued by the Wild Animal Sanctuary spent their lives in cages on a South Korean farm. © Courtesy of The Wild Animal Sanctuary Twenty-two moon bears rescued by the Wild Animal Sanctuary spent about six weeks in temporary enclosures until they became more acclimated to their new surroundings in southeastern Colorado. Now they’re climbing trees.”© Wild Animal Sanctuary A moon bear enjoys its first-ever apple at a wildlife refuge in southeastern Colorado. © Wild Animal Sanctuary A rescued moon bear samples vegetables for the first time in March 2022.
On its 100th birthday, the Lincoln Memorial still beckons a nation divided
       
(Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post The statue of Abraham Lincoln receives a dusting from a National Park Service employee early on the morning of May 18. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post The Lincoln Memorial, as seen from the top of the Washington Monument. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)© Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post A bride stops by the Lincoln Memorial for some wedding photographs. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)© Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post Visitors take photos and pose for selfies at the Lincoln Memorial on the evening of May 18. They would rather be explaining the historical minutiae of Ford’s Theatre or the World War II Memorial than deterring would-be Lincoln Memorial alpinists.
36 years later, 'Top Gun' again tops N.America box office
       
Viewers had to wait 36 years to see the sequel to the original "Top Gun," but critics say the Paramount/Skydance production was worth the wait, with some calling it superior to the original film. A strong supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Jon Hamm; original "Top Gun" veteran Val (Iceman) Kilmer appears briefly. The animated film, based on a popular television show, earned $12.6 million for three days and $15 million for four. Focus Features' "Downton Abbey: A New Era" took fourth place, with $5.9 million for three days and $7.5 million for four. Story continuesAnd in fifth was Universal's family-friendly animation "The Bad Guys," at $4.6 million for three days and $6.1 million for four.
Letters: Who will burst the Whitehall bubble that is home to 100 genders?
       
Perhaps the Civil Service could compile a dictionary of the names of these genders, together with definitions, so that I, and all other taxpayers, can know where the time is going that should be spent helping to carry out government business. It horrifies me to think young people are having to deal with all this “stuff” being thrust upon them. Lord Shinkwin (Con)London SW1SIR – You report that the Civil Service has told staff not to say “crazy” as it might upset people with mental health problems. I trust that they have also been told not to say “stupid” as this might upset most Civil Service policy makers. Sandy Williamson-NobleStamford, LincolnshireDewildingSIR – I have allowed my garden to develop into a natural woodland glade (Letters, May 28).
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks graduates to hold on to hope
       
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivers a speech after receiving an honorary degree during commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivers a speech after receiving an honorary degree during commencement services on the campus of Brown University, Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Brown University graduates Sunday to “hold on to your hope,” even when faced with darkness in the world right now. We can’t,” Pelosi said at the Ivy League school in Providence. “You’re graduating into a vastly different world,” she said, and congratulated the students on their bravery and resilience. Pelosi was the principal speaker for the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony and one of nine people to receive an honorary degree during the three-day commencement weekend. Recording artist Shaggy was also honored Saturday for his work as a musician and a philanthropist.
Half-term holiday chaos continues as airport customers reveal SEVEN-hour delays and grounded flights
       
Holidaymakers waiting at the Manchester airport were left hungry, with children 'screaming and crying' as their flights faced delays. We expected it to be bad at Manchester Airport but everyone is in shock at how bad it actually is. Bristol airport was compared to a 'zoo', with its crowded terminal the site of yet more chaos and confusion. Bristol airport was compared to a 'zoo', with its crowded terminal the site of yet more chaos and confusion. Luca Goddard added: 'I've have been sat on an aeroplane here at Bristol Airport for three hours and it hasn't moved.
Colombia election: Leftist and right-wing populist go to second round
       
Colombian left-wing presidential candidate Gustavo Petro during the first round of the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia May 29, 2022. The early vote count in Sunday’s six-way presidential election in Colombia pointed toward a runoff in June, with leftist former rebel Gustavo Petro leading in a ballot held amid growing discontent over increasing inequality and inflation. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. This was the second presidential election held since the government signed in 2016 a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC for its initials in Spanish. It is Petro's third attempt to be the South America’s country president.
Free COVID-19 Tests: Where to Order and Get Free At-Home Coronavirus Tests
       
Those who have already redeemed the offer for free testing kits delivered to a single address may seek additional free at-home test kits at certain federal testing centers. Now, you can order 8 more free at-home #COVID19 tests and have them delivered to your mailbox! How to order free at-home COVID-19 tests:Simply visit COVIDTests.gov and select "Order Free At-Home Tests" on the site's homepage. How to get free COVID-19 tests through Medicare or Medicaid:While it's true that some test providers have blocked uninsured individuals from receiving free COVID-19 testing, even those who may only have access to Medicare or Medicaid can find additional free at-home COVID-19 tests. Medicare today announced enrollees can now obtain up to eight free at-home COVID-19 tests per month at participating pharmacies.
Ruben Östlund Enters Exclusive Two-Timers Club With Cannes Film Festival Win
       
The 75th Cannes Film Festival has concluded, and the global cadre of industry insiders, movie fanatics, press, and influencers have all made the long trip home. Swedish director Ruben Östlund now joins the very exclusive club of being a two-time winner of the Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize. Östlund won the Palme in 2017 for The Square, and his 2014 Force Majeure (remade into Downhill with Will Ferrell and Julia-Louis Dreyfus) took home the jury prize at Cannes’s Un Certain Regard sidebar. Belgium’s Lukas Dhont, coming off his controversial drama Girl, won with Close, focusing on the friendship of two young boys. (The story is based on a Denis Johnson novel; the pandemic was the Nicaraguan Revolution in the original.)
Savannah Guthrie shows her support for former co-star Natalie Morales as she celebrates family news
       
Savannah Guthrie shows her support for former co-star Natalie Morales as she celebrates family news The Today star has remained close with her former colleaguesSavannah Guthrie is incredibly loyal and is great friends with many of her Today co-stars both past and present. MORE: Savannah Guthrie inundated with support after sharing emotional challengeAnd over the weekend, the mom-of-two was one of the first to react to The Talk star Natalie Morales' family update on social media. Loading the player...VIDEO: Savannah Guthrie gives rare insight into her family lifeThe journalist was pictured with her husband Joe Rhodes and their sons Josh and Luke. WOW: Savannah Guthrie's youthful looks are the talk of the town after posing with Today co-starsMORE: Savannah Guthrie reveals 'dream' transformation in new backstage glimpse"So proud of you @josh_rhodes245! MORE: Hoda Kotb shares fears about being an older mom: 'It's scary'MORE: Hoda Kotb shares heartfelt statement about co-star's future on Today"But I also knew I needed a change.
Call the Midwife's Helen George shares post in support of co-star for special reason
       
Call the Midwife's Helen George shares post in support of co-star for special reason The actress plays Trixie in the BBC seriesCall the Midwife actress Helen George has taken to social media in support of her co-star Ella Bruccoleri, who plays Sister Frances alongside her Trixie Franklin in the beloved BBC show. Will post lil updates on the training, probably more to comfort and motivate myself than anything else! MORE: Call the Midwife star Helen George comments on kissing co-star - 'the most unsexy thing'MORE: Helen George hints at 'obstacles' for Call the Midwife's Trixie and her love interest"Please spread the word, Arts Emergency are AWESOME. Helen showed her support for Ella on her Instagram storyResharing the post, Helen tagged her co-star in a caption that read: "Brilliant @ellabruccoleri being brilliant. Helen's Instagram post comes not long after she shared her relief over COVID-19 restrictions lifting on the set of Call the Midwife.
Carrie Underwood enjoys lush poolside break in black swimsuit
       
Carrie Underwood enjoys lush poolside break in black swimsuit The American Idol winner is taking some time offCarrie Underwood has been constantly chugging over the past few months and is finally taking some time off to relax and revitalize. Loading the player...VIDEO: Carrie Underwood shares special message for her fansIn the picture, she sipped on her drink and wore her sunglasses while lounging on a pool chair in a black swimsuit with gold detailing. MORE: Carrie Underwood shares rare personal photo as she reveals sentimental anniversaryThe songstress even shared a sentimental tribute to her fans earlier this week in honor of her final show. Carrie also shared an adorable picture of how her two sons are supporting her as she departs Vegas. MORE: Carrie Underwood celebrates during Vegas residency in tasseled silver bodysuitMORE: Carrie Underwood wows in ripped shorts for long-awaited announcementHowever, he encouraged fans to check out her upcoming tour, Denim and Rhinestones, that will kick off this fall in support of her album of the same name.
Celebrity Weddings 2022: Stars Who Got Married This Year
       
They Said ‘I Do!’ Celebrities Who Got Married in 2022 So FarIt’s true — they said, “I do!” COVID-19 may have made nuptials look a little different these past few years, but love is still in the air for all the celebrity weddings of 2022. Some of Hollywood’s greatest couples are celebrating their love this year, either after a whirlwind romance or after years of postponing due to a global pandemic. With so many exciting engagements in 2021, the year of 2022 is bound to be the year of love — poofy dresses, A-list guests and gigantic romantic gestures included. Can we expect Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker to grace this year’s list of weddings? Some of these seriously romantic engagements have fans wondering what the stars have in store for their actual wedding day.
Stars Who Got Married in 2022: Celebrity Weddings This Year
       
See All of the Celebrities Who Got Married in 2022: Wedding DetailsIt’s true — they said, “I do!” COVID-19 may have made nuptials look a little different these past few years, but love is still in the air for all the celebrity weddings of 2022. Some of Hollywood’s greatest couples are celebrating their love this year, either after a whirlwind romance or after years of postponing due to a global pandemic. With so many exciting engagements in 2021, the year of 2022 is bound to be the year of love — poofy dresses, A-list guests and gigantic romantic gestures included. Can we expect Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker to grace this year’s list of weddings? Some of these seriously romantic engagements have fans wondering what the stars have in store for their actual wedding day.
Has the chancellor done enough to save the UK from recession?
       
This time last year, things were looking good for the UK. That in turn would mean fewer new jobs being available, followed by higher unemployment, leading to a further squeeze on spending, and perhaps even a recession. The chancellor handed money to every household to help cope with rising energy bills, with the poorest households getting the most (see here for more details). But in all, says Paul Dales of Capital Economics, the chancellor has pumped the equivalent of about £10.3bn into the UK economy with this move, made up of £15.3bn being given to households, and £5bn taxed away from oil and gas producers. For a start, it makes a consumption-driven recession less likely, which is good news.
‘Sister Wives’: Janelle Brown, Kids Enjoy Hike Without Kody
       
Sister Wives star Janelle Brown enjoyed a hike with her kids, Gabe Brown, Savanah Brown and Hunter Brown, but noticeably missing was the patriarch of the plural family, Kody Brown. The father of 18 has famously been at odds with Janelle and their sons Gabe, 21, and Garrison Brown over his strict COVID-19 protocols in November 2021. Janelle was one of the first of Kody’s wives to move onto the family’s Coyote Pass land in Arizona. While Kody initially had plans to build a large home where he, Janelle and other wives Meri Brown, Christine and Robyn Brown would live, the idea was shot down by the spouses. At this time, it’s unclear how the Brown family intends to move forward now that Christine is out of the picture.
MTA calls for more legislation protecting transit workers against assaults
       
The MTA and union officials are asking New York state lawmakers to pass a bill that would protect more transit workers from assaults before the legislative session ends, The Post has learned. Under current law, individuals who assault or harass certain transit workers — such as subway train operators or conductors — “with intent to cause physical injury” can be charged with assault in the second degree. MTA statistics published online show subway workers sustain an average of two attacks every week this year alone. Unfortunately, however, in recent years there has been an trend of increasing attacks on transit workers,” reads the letter. Sen. Leroy Comrie is also making efforts to protect the transit workers.
Opinion: What research tells us about the aftershocks of school shootings
       
School shootings are happening more often . So, what do we know about the outcomes of school shootings on the young people who live through them? That means we should make mental health foundational to health care and embed it in our educational curriculum. Similarly, we need public figures and influencers to speak up about firearm safety. Join us on Twitter and FacebookI hope that if we, together as one nation, take some of the steps outlined above, perhaps we will one day live in a country where school shootings are once again unthinkable.
Motor racing-Ericsson survives two-lap shootout to win Indy 500
       
By Steve KeatingINDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) -Sweden's Marcus Ericsson prevailed in a two-lap shootout to win a dramatic Indianapolis 500 on Sunday as the Brickyard reclaimed the mantle of the world's biggest single day sporting event, living up to its billing as the 'Greatest Spectacle in Racing". "I had to do everything there at the end to keep them behind," said the 31-year-old after drinking the traditional quart of milk. Ericsson, a former-Formula One driver, becomes the second Swede to win the Indy 500 after Kenny Brack in 1999. Story continues"I'm proud of the job we did today, it's my best result in the 500. SPEEDING PENALTYDixon, who had been running out front most of day, and appeared poised to collect a second Indy 500 win until the 'The Iceman' made a fatal mistake on the final scheduled pit stop, taking a stop and go penalty for speeding.
Zero-COVID, big money: China's anti-virus spending boosts medical, tech, construction
       
China aims to have COVID testing facilities within 15-minutes' walk of everyone in its big cities and continues to impose mass testing at the slightest sign of an outbreak. The government is footing the bill for the vast majority of this, either by buying test kits or paying companies to do tests. First-quarter profit more than doubled for Hangzhou-based Dian Diagnostics Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest medical test makers. Its revenue jumped more than 60% to $690 million, just less than half of which was for its COVID testing services, almost entirely paid for by the government. The urgent need for hundreds of new hospitals, to take the strain off China's already-stretched medical infrastructure, has created a boom for some construction companies.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ lands triumphantly on opening weekend
       
LOS ANGELES — “Top Gun: Maverick” finds Tom Cruise called back into service by a rattled Navy. It was a similar scenario in real life over the weekend, as Hollywood — still struggling to jolt moviegoing out of its pandemic slumber — looked to “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel to a 36-year-old film, and Cruise, perhaps the last old-fashioned movie star, for a solution. Add in overseas ticket sales, and the global opening total for “Top Gun: Maverick” over that period will approach $300 million. Turnout for “Top Gun: Maverick” was unusually strong in some areas of the United States that tend to be overlooked by Hollywood, including Tennessee, Oklahoma, Utah, Oregon and northern Florida. To compare, “Top Gun: Maverick,” directed by Joseph Kosinski, arrived on 4,735 screens in North America, setting a theatrical booking record, according to Comscore.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic voted for a new president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who promised varying degrees of change amid rising inequality, inflation, violence and discontent with the status quo. Chile, Peru and Honduras elected leftist presidents in 2021, and in Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is leading the polls for this year’s presidential election. Meanwhile, dozens of Colombians who wanted to return to their home country to vote faced difficulties at the border with Venezuela. Immigration authorities in Colombia said an agreement calls for allowing Colombians registered to vote at border consulates to enter their homeland. It is Petro’s third attempt to be the South America’s country president.
Centennial’s Karen Weitz to coach boys, girls basketball teams
       
Centennial’s Karen Weitz, the winningest coach in Nevada basketball history, has added the title of boys coach to the dynasty she has built with the girls program. (Benjamin Hager Review-Journal) @BenjaminHphotoNo coach has won more games in Nevada high school basketball history than Karen Weitz. Weitz has 691 wins as the girls coach at Cheyenne and Centennial, where she has built a dynasty with 13 state championships, including seven straight. Weitz will continue to rack up wins as the Bulldogs’ girls coach, but she’s taking on a new title next season — Centennial boys basketball coach. “The boys are already familiar with how the girls program has been run,” Weitz said.
After ex-Marlin Marcell Ozuna blasts two homers, Miami’s rally comes up short in Atlanta
       
Ozuna’s second homer of the game, his 10th of the season, traveled 458 feet into the upper left-field seats in the third. AdvertisementAustin Riley had two hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Ozuna and Riley hit back-to-back homers off Elieser Hernández in the first inning. Max Fried (5-2) gave up the first of those in the first inning before posting five consecutive scoreless innings. He gave up three homers, raising his season total to 14 in 43 2/3 innings.
USS Oregon joins Navy fleet, first namesake submarine for state in a century
       
GROTON, Conn. — The USS Oregon officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet on Saturday, marking the first submarine named after the Beaver State in more than a century. Kate Brown speaks during the commissioning of the USS Oregon on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Groton, Conn. Crew members line up along the USS Oregon during the submarine's commissioning ceremony Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Groton, Conn. (Daniel Passapera/The Day via AP)APThe Oregon is the second Block IV Virginia-class submarine to enter service. The Navy said the sub is designed to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, delivery of special operations forces, strike warfare, irregular warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and mine warfare.
After Texas shooting, schools in Connecticut and around US boost security
       
In the aftermath of the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, schools around the U.S. have brought in additional security staff and restricted visitors as they deal with a new rash of copycat threats. For some families and educators it all has added to uneasiness in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He grew up in Colorado, not far from where two Columbine High School students shot and killed 12 classmates and a teacher in 1999. The El Paso Independent School District has already encountered some reported threats that turned out to be false. FILE - Flowers and candles are placed around crosses at a memorial outside Robb Elementary School to honor the victims killed in this week's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Is Japan happy? Exploring the nation’s evolving views of well-being
       
Yukiko Uchida, a professor of social and cultural psychology at Kyoto University, says the concept of happiness varies between countries and cultures. “When we measure happiness using this scale, Japan is basically on par with other countries,” Uchida says. Takashi Maeno, a professor at Keio University, says studies have shown that Japanese people in general tend to be very worrisome. According to the government’s economic census for business activity, more than 45,000 private businesses were registered in Fukui Prefecture as of 2019. Multigenerational households were replaced by nuclear families and, over the past few decades, by single-person households that now account for 38% of all households in Japan.
Damian Lewis 'will receive a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his charity work'
       
Damian Lewis will receive a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his charity work, according to reports. The 51-year-old, whose wife, actress Helen McCrory died of cancer last year, has carried out work for several charities over the years. Accolade: Damian Lewis will receive a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his charity work, according to reports (pictured November 2016)A friend told The Sun: 'This is richly deserved for all the work Damian has done for so many people with so much done with little or no public fanfare.' Damian has also coincided his charity work with sport, playing for England in Soccer Aid and for Europe in golf's All-Star Cup. Damian, who married Helen in 2007, announced her death in a heartbreaking statement on social media in April last year.
Revelers flock to Miami in 81F heat as thousands of bikers drive through DC for Memorial Day
       
Millions of Americans flocked to beaches and set up barbecues across the country in honor of Memorial Day, as COVID rules continue to relax and infection rates plunge. In DC, thousands of motorists once again gathered for the district's annual military memorial ride to remember military lives lost - a tradition that was thrown to the wayside in 2020 and 2021 amid Covid concerns. In cities such Miami, beach activity was rife over the weekend, with thousands once again gracing the city's scenic beaches. A life guard looks on as people visit Coney Island during Memorial Day weekend in New York City. We have every Miami Beach Police officer who is on our force working, that's 400 plus officers,' Miami Beach Police PIO Ernesto Rodriguez said.
Minister disputes claims No 10 pushed Sue Gray to dilute Partygate report
       
A senior minister has disputed claims Sue Gray was pressured to water down her report into law-breaking parties across Westminster, saying he is “confident” the investigation had been entirely independent. Earlier in the week, the Guardian revealed how Tory MPs feared there had been a “cover-up” over the Abba party, which Gray has admitted she did not fully investigate. Labour said Johnson needed to explain why figures in No 10 “interfered in an investigation he had claimed was independent and leant on Sue Gray”. Anneliese Dodds, the Labour party chair, said not enough Conservative MPs had decided yet whether to try to depose Johnson or put the Partygate scandal behind him. “We think that ultimately politics should be clean, it should be a force for good,” she said.
362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’
       
Wells High School, Portland, Ore. ‘The foundational skills for learning need to be retaught.’ Tierney Langdon, Grace Snell Middle School, Loganville, Ga. 362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’ In a Times survey, counselors said students are behind in their abilities to learn, cope and relate. Jennifer Schlatter, an elementary school counselor in Brighton, Colo., said: “Anxiety is filling our kids right now. I can’t handle this by myself.”Virginia DeLong, who works with high school students in Norwich, Conn., said: “It’s just nonstop putting out fires with kids. In the last two decades, the role of school counselor has changed, from mostly providing academic guidance to teaching social-emotional learning to the whole school. “The smallest things will trigger an extreme emotional response that is disproportionate with the trigger,” said Stephanie Coombs, an elementary school counselor in Wagener, S.C.
Ray Liotta and Fiancee Jacy Nittolo’s Relationship Timeline
       
Ray Liotta and Jacy Nittolo were both divorced when they met each other, but they were giving love another shot together. The former spouses welcomed daughter Karsen Liotta in December 1998. In May 2021, Jacy shared an Instagram photo of her and her children celebrating Mother’s Day with Ray. “Missing @karsen_liotta.”The Field of Dreams star later revealed that Karsen was actually responsible for setting him up with Jacy. Keep scrolling for Liotta and Jacy’s complete relationship timeline.
'RHOC' Alum Jo De La Rosa, Taran Gray Peirson Are Married
       
Nearly one year after announcing her engagement, Jo De La Rosa has officially wed Taran Gray Peirson. In the footage, De La Rosa and the composer, 36, held hands while walking in their wedding ensembles in a field. I’m still trying to wrap my head [around it].”De La Rosa initially connected with her now-husband via the dating app Hinge amid the coronavirus pandemic, subsequently referring to Peirson as “Broadway Boy” on her “PopCandy” podcast. The twosome later made their romance Instagram official in October 2020. Not that they don’t like to see it, but it’s always weird when they do,” De La Rosa told Us Weekly exclusively in October 2020.
Lando Norris Diagnosed With Tonsillitis, Scores Points in Spanish GP
       
Lando Norris looked like he was struggling throughout the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, commenting on Saturday how he was “suffering with my throat and my eyes and seeing.”He confirmed at the time that it was not COVID-19, and Sky Sports reported that Norris has continued to test negative for COVID-19. Despite battling an illness, he managed to snag P11 in qualifying and scored points for the team on Sunday as he came in P8. His post-race media duties were canceled, and team principal Andreas Seidl revealed Norris’s diagnosis, which was later confirmed by the driver in the post-race press release. “I’ve had to miss a lot of engineering sessions, which has compromised my weekend, and I definitely wasn’t as prepared for the Grand Prix as I could have been. “I can’t thank him enough for battling through and he showed a great fighting spirit because in the end it enabled us to score these four points today,” Seidl added.
'Top Gun: Maverick' wins Tom Cruise first $100 million opening
       
Do I have Long COVID? As many as 23 million Americans want to know, as more than 200 symptoms emerge
McLaren’s Zak Brown: Ricciardo Has ’Not Met His or Our Expectations’
       
Comparatively, his McLaren teammate Lando Norris has broken into the top 10 four times, including snagging a podium finish in Imola. Ricciardo went from tallying seven wins for Red Bull from 2014-18 to then going winless for two years with Renault. “Lando definitely has an edge,” McLaren CEO Zak Brown told Sky Sports’ Any Driven Monday. Meanwhile, Ricciardo has only scored points once this season for McLaren with his sixth place finish in Melbourne. “I think it also points to how good Lando is,” Brown said.
Mike Breen Won’t Call Celtics-Heat Game 7 Due to COVID-19, per Report
       
ESPN announcer Mike Breen tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss tonight’s Game 7 between the Celtics and Heat, The New York Posts’s Andrew Marchand reports. Marchand added that ESPN hopes Breen will clear protocols by Thursday, when the NBA Finals is scheduled to begin. Mark Jones will announce the game with Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy in Breen’s place. Breen has been ESPN’s main NBA play-by-play since 2006, when he took over for Al Michaels, having been the voice of the NBA Finals for every year in that span. Sunday’s game will be the last NBA game until Thursday, which should give Breen enough time to return for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
Everything You Need to Know About Monkeypox
       
While the current monkeypox outbreak will be the first time many have heard of the disease, the virus is thought to have been infecting people for centuries, possibly even millennia. The monkeypox rash is quite distinct—skin eruptions that begin flat and red, before starting to blister and fill with white pus. Monkeypox typically affects people who have come into contact with infected animals—usually rodents that are capable of harboring the virus. In the current outbreak it appears that sexual contact has provided one route of transmission—most likely through skin-to-skin contact. An example of this was in 2003, when monkeypox reached the US after infected animals were shipped from Ghana to Illinois.
All the Tom Cruise Movies Top Gun: Maverick Basically Rolls into One
       
All of that Cruiseyness runs deep in the veins of Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun. Top Gun: Maverick is basically just Top Gun again. Look, when Tom Cruise, also an EP of Top Gun: Maverick, promises the world he’s going to make another Top Gun movie, he really means he’s going to make another Top Gun. Top Gun: Maverick is Risky BusinessAdmittedly this is a bit of a stretch since Top Gun: Maverick is not about a prostitution business or trying to get into Princeton or contending with Guido the Killer Pimp. Top Gun: Maverick is, at its essence, a film that asks us to believe the world revolves around Tom Cruise.
10 AAPI Music Executives Making an Impact in 2022
       
How do you feel about the AAPI representation within the music industry? What steps can the music industry take to help send a message about anti- AAPI hate crime? How do you feel about AAPI representation within the music industry? We have to do more, starting with education, as well as supporting organizations that combat AAPI hate crimes such as Stop AAPI Hate. How do you feel about the AAPI representation within the music industry?
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Is Really All About Tom Cruise: Movie Star — and That’s Why It Works
       
(Tom Cruise initially turned down the role because he was afraid the movie would end up being “Flashdance in the sky,” a reference to Bruckheimer and Simpson’s then-recent runaway smash.) Once he did say yes, Tom Cruise spent months driving down to the pilot school at Miramar before production started, soaking up the atmosphere and taking classes. Top Gun: Maverick is, at its core, a flyboy-in-winter tale. But Top Gun: Maverick is not an ode to mindless combat, even if it brings back the “if you think up there, you die” motto of the original. What this movie is, above all else, is a referendum on Tom Cruise as the last movie star standing, the bridge between an age where Hollywood was a Mt.
Luxury stores still limiting crowds post-COVID — and won’t admit why
       
Some luxury boutiques question customers before they enter the store, asking what they are looking for. Gucci is among the luxury brands where customers are asked to wait in line before entering stores. “Those customers are probably making an appointment with their personal shopper — they know that line isn’t meant for them.”Some luxury stores are still requiring customers to make an appointment to shop. In practice, most luxury brands assign a sales associate to each customer or group. Meanwhile, staffers at upscale boutiques including Chanel, Gucci and Burberry are being armed with talking points for inquisitive customers, some of which sound plausible.
'Top Gun: Maverick' soaring to $150 million Memorial Day weekend debut
       
"Top Gun: Maverick" is projected to gross $151 million over the four-day holiday weekend, according to studio estimates released Sunday — a commanding haul that gives Tom Cruise his best-ever debut at the box office. "Maverick" pulled in $124 million by Sunday morning, according to estimates from Paramount Pictures. “Top Gun: Maverick,” flying high on nostalgia for Tony Scott’s original action classic and Cruise’s generation-spanning star power, performed especially well among men, who represented nearly 60 percent of the opening weekend audience. Fifty-five percent of the audience was over the age of 35, according to data compiled by the studio. "Maverick" hands Cruise the mightiest opening gross of his four-decade screen career, topping the $64.8 million debut for Steven Spielberg's science fiction spectacle "War of the Worlds" in 2005, according to Comscore.
Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade
       
BEIJING — Shoppers returned to the malls of Beijing on Sunday as the Chinese capital relaxed pandemic restrictions after declaring a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak effectively under control. Coupled with a gradual easing of restrictions in Shanghai, it signaled that the worst is over in the twin outbreaks in China’s most prominent cities. The lockdowns and other restrictions under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy have increasingly frustrated residents as they see other countries ease up and re-open their borders. Shanghai had the most non-imported cases, with 122, and Beijing had 21. Beijing allowed public parks, gyms and cinemas to reopen on Sunday, all at 50% of their capacity.
White Sox SS Tim Anderson leaves game vs. Cubs with groin strain
       
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson left Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs with a right groin strain, the team announced. Tim Anderson left today’s game with a strained right groin. — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 29, 2022Anderson sustained the injury while fielding a grounder up the middle in the second inning. He appeared to be in significant pain and several White Sox employees had to help him off the field. Anderson will be reevaluated on Monday, and until then White Sox fans (as well as the team itself) will be holding their collective breath.
Black health care providers look to end treatment inequality
       
These physicians work in primary care, specialty care and mental health care. Others trying to tackle racial inequities in health care include Health in Her Hue and Poppy Seed Health. “Health care in this country is neither equal or accessible, or the outcomes the same for everyone. Another effort to deal with inequity in health care is underway on the South Side. That should include addressing biases in health care, she said.
Grandmaster Jay found guilty of pointing rifle at officers during Louisville protest
       
John Johnson, the leader of a militia who goes by the name Grandmaster Jay, was found guilty Friday by a federal grand jury of assaulting and pointing a firearm at law enforcement officials during racial justice protests in downtown Louisville the night before the 2020 Kentucky Derby. A federal grand jury indicted Johnson in February 2021 on one count of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees and one count of brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. The group previously came to Louisville that July, and though an opposing armed group was also in attendance, no violence ensued. Police have said the officers were on the Jefferson County grand jury building, 514 W. Liberty St., which is just south of Jefferson Square Park, to keep an eye on the protest for safety reasons. Johnson and members of his group were also advised not to point weapons at any officers during the protests, LMPD officials said previously.
Partygate: Labour urges inquiry into alleged second event at No 10 hosted by Carrie Johnson
       
Labour has called for an investigation into leaked text messages suggesting there was a second gathering in Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat during lockdown, held by his wife, Carrie, on his birthday. In the letter, Rayner also said Downing Street had previously denied that such a gathering took place, and asked whether any other senior civil servants attended it. However, the claims threaten to reignite anger over the Partygate scandal, under which the prime minister has sought to draw a line. Sign up to First Edition, our free daily newsletter – every weekday morning at 7am BSTTory MPs thought to have submitted a no-confidence letter in the prime minister agreed. The prime minister cooperated fully with both investigations.”
‘I’m with the gays’: How new revelations of Carrie Johnson gathering on Boris’ birthday may derail his premiership
       
At the evening event inside their flat, Mrs Johnson is alleged to have been in the company of at least two friends, both of them special advisers. But Mrs Johnson had no formal position in Government and it is uncertain what the work purpose could be. I am here already with the gays.”The term, used affectionately, refers to a small circle of gay, male friends with whom Mrs Johnson is close. He wrote: “She [Mrs Johnson] would say: ‘I'm with the gays up in the flat. A Cabinet Office source said: "The individual did not offer to bring the messages into the Cabinet Office, so there was no chance for the investigation team to read them."
Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen review – A sweet, moving documentary with a sadly valedictory air to it
       
For the Queen, it’s a chance, as she hints in her narrative, to show those who’ve only known her as a nice old lady that she, too, was young once. The movies, featuring colour footage from the 1940s, were shot by a rather high-born crew – her father, King George VI; the Queen Mother; her uncle, King Edward VIII; her husband, Prince Philip; and the Queen herself. It’s all rather sweet and quite moving for her loyal subjects. Sad to say, the programme has a valedictory air to it. In one of the archive newsreels about her father, a clipped voice from the 1950s declares “God save the King.” It is poignant.
Is this the end of retirement as we know it?
       
The concept of retirement as we know it is changing, and has been for a long time. The number of people working past retirement age has grown consistently since the 1990s. “Society was already poised for a real shift in how it’s thinking about retirement,” says Michelle Silver, associate professor of gerontology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Now, however, as inflation spikes, the number of people coming out of retirement is growing. Whether that’s part-time, full-time or a side gig, people are increasingly expecting and needing to work past traditional retirement age – perhaps permanently reshaping our idea of what this life stage might look like
Ed Sheeran will perform Perfect at Jubilee Pageant in tribute to the Queen and Prince Philip
       
Ed Sheeran will perform his love song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a special moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Tribute: Ed Sheeran will perform his love song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a special moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of EdinburghHe died at the age of 99 in April last year during the pandemic, leaving the Queen grieving for her lifelong confidant. Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, with a Bollywood-inspired interpretation of the Queen and the duke's wedding day. At the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Philip was with the Queen for the river pageant in extremely wet and windy conditions, joining a flotilla of 1,000 boats along the Thames. In private, the Queen deferred to Philip, who led the family, and the couple's successful marriage became the solid bedrock of the monarchy.
[Jeffrey Frankel] Get ready for reverse currency wars
       
Jeffrey FrankelThe US dollar is up 12 percent against the euro over the past year and, at 0.93 euros, is approaching parity. This generally describes the past few decades in the world economy.A reverse currency war, on the other hand, involves competitive appreciation. Here, countries think their trading partners are deliberately trying to strengthen their currencies in order to rein in inflation. When the Paul Volcker-led Fed raised interest rates sharply to fight inflation, it knew that it would be aided in that task by the dollar’s appreciation. So, while the Fed is raising interest rates in an effort to slow US price rises, Japanese rates are still at or below zero.
Deadly Nose-Bleed Fever Shocks Iraq As Cases Surge
       
The sight of health workers, dressed in full protective kit, is one that has become common in the Iraq. Spraying a cow with pesticides, health workers target blood-sucking ticks at the heart of Iraq's worst detected outbreak of a fever that causes people to bleed to death. This year Iraq has recorded 19 deaths among 111 CCHF cases in humans, according to the Word Health Organization. "The number of cases recorded is unprecedented," said Haidar Hantouche, a health official in Dhi Qar province. The surge of cases this year has shocked officials, since numbers far exceed recorded cases in the 43 years since the virus was first documented in Iraq in 1979.
More than 800 Houston ISD teachers say they won't be returning to the classroom next year
       
More than 800 Houston ISD teachers say they won't be returning to the classroom next year Houston Teacher’s United tweeted that 1 in 12 teachers in Houston Independent School District have given notice that they won’t be returning next year. Houston Teachers United tweeted that 1 in 12 teachers in Houston ISD have given notice that they won’t be returning next year. More than 93% of HISD teachers reported that they plan to continue teaching with HISD in the fall. Meanwhile, the number of new applicants for HISD teacher positions is up 40% over this time last year. School districts across Texas and urban districts across the country face a big challenge in combating the widely reported "great resignation."
Chinatowns nationwide become more vibrant close-knit hub amid pandemic, anti-Asian violence
       
The storied neighborhood debuted the "AAPI Community Heroes Mural," a mostly black and white depiction of 12 mostly unsung Asian American and Pacific Islander figures on the wall of a bank. Cultural and arts organizations in Chinatowns across North America have worked for decades on bringing greater appreciation and visibility to these communities. But they faced an unprecedented one-two punch when the pandemic caused shutdowns and racist anti-Asian attacks increased — and continue. As painful as those events are, they also indelibly influenced the reemergence of various Chinatowns as close-knit hubs of vibrancy and culture. When did American Chinatowns emerge and where?
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Lands Triumphantly on Opening Weekend
       
“Top Gun: Maverick” received a rare A-plus grade from ticket buyers in CinemaScore exit polls. In the United States, concerns about the coronavirus seem to have faded. 2 multiplex chain in the United States. For the first time since early 2020, Greidinger and other theater owners are going to get their wish. “Moviegoing begets moviegoing,” he added, with trailers shown in theaters one weekend fueling attendance the next.
‘Heartbroken’ Novak Djokovic offers to help imprisoned Boris Becker
       
A “heartbroken” Novak Djokovic is trying to help his former coach and mentor who is currently in prison. 1 took time during the to address the situation with Boris Becker, behind bars for hiding assets, after his third-round win at the French Open. Becker worked with Djokovic from 2014-16, and the two remained close. “Even when we stopped working, our relationship kept going in a right way,” Djokovic said after topping Aljaz Bedene in straight sets on Friday. So I just hope that he will stay healthy and strong.”Novak Djokovic drinks as he sits on the bench during a French Open match.
Hundreds of flight cancelations ruin Memorial Day weekend for US travelers
       
Tens of thousands people in the US had their Memorial Day weekend plans come to a screeching halt after weather disruptions and staffing issues forced airlines to cancel hundreds of flights and delay thousands more. I will walk before I fly JetBlue!” Mussawir Sadiqi, an architect from Buffalo told The Post while killing time at John F. Kennedy International Airport. “I’ve been in an airport for 48 hours now, not sleeping or showering thanks to Jetblue!” Sadiqi said. Mussawir Sadiqi, 32, senior architect for Buffalo NY DOE, was supposed to meet his finacé in Istanbul before his flight got canceled. The Federal Aviation Association doesn’t cancel flights, but noted in a message that bad weather in the summer often disrupts flight plans.
‘Marine’ decks Navy sailor during NYC’s Fleet Week: police sources
       
A US Navy sailor in the city for Fleet Week was punched in the face by a man claiming to be a Marine during a brawl on the Lower East Side early Sunday morning, police sources said. The sailor was struck in the face and had his head pushed into the pavement, the sources said. He refused medical attention for a cut and returned to his ship. The sailor may have been intoxicated, a police source said. The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard returned to the city for Fleet Week from May 25–31 for the first time in two years after the annual event was scuttled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tips for summer travel
       
“They aren’t paying attention to the basics of travel preparation as they did pre-pandemic.”AdvertisementI’ll be on the road with you this summer: I plan to travel to Turkey, Greece, Ireland and Britain. Here’s how you — and I — can avoid the biggest summer travel pitfalls of 2022. “Travel regulations, along with airline and event schedules, are still in flux,” warns Kimberly Greulich, founder of KG Travel Club, a luxury travel agency. Travelers often assume their travel insurance or medical evacuation membership will cover anything that might happen to them. Travel health notice information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s interactive map showing travel recommendations by destination and the CDC’s travel health notice webpage.
Opinion: The bad news about the economy
       
We can expect a slowing US and world economy however as the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in order to reduce the inflation rate and as other disruptions hit the world economy. The Federal Reserve issued more dollars between December 2019 and December 2022 ($3 trillion) than in the preceding 23 years. The monetary base (currency plus bank reserves) soared as the Federal Reserve bought up vast quantities of Treasury bills and bonds used to finance Covid-19-related budget deficits. Because of the huge increase in the money supply in recent years, the Federal Reserve does not have any sure fix on stopping the inflation. Yes, we need sizable government investments and social services in order to transform our economy to be more fair, productive, and environmentally sustainable.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul arrested in California, charged with DUI
       
Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi's husband, has been arrested after allegedly driving under the influence late Saturday night. Paul Pelosi was arrested in Napa County, California at 11:44 p.m. on Saturday night, and was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He was booked into jail at 04:13 a.m. on Sunday, and released at 7:26 a.m. according to Napa County records. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA spokesperson for Rep. Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she would not be commenting on the "private" matter. "The Speaker will not be commenting on this private matter which occurred while she was on the East Coast," the spokesperson said.
Matthew Morrison Booted From 'So You Think You Can Dance' For Breaking Protocols
       
Matthew Morrison arrives at the 74th annual Tony Awards in 2021. via Associated PressSo you think you can figure out why Matthew Morrison is looking for a new job? The “Glee” alum recently joined Fox’s reality dance competition series “So You Think You Dance” as a judge for the recently launched 17th season alongside Stephen “Twitch” Boss and Jojo Siwa. AdvertisementA replacement for Morrison is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Morrison was tapped as a new “So You Think You Dance” judge in April after the network chose to overhaul the series following a two-year COVID-related hiatus. The actor was brought in to replace the long-running show’s original judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, who were not asked to return.
Jet fuel prices double ahead of busy summer travel season
       
The price of jet fuel is twice as much as it was last year, according to U.S. federal data – an ominous sign for cash-strapped summer revelers ahead of what is expected to be a busy travel season. The spot price for jet fuel was $3.517 per gallon as of Monday, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration for the Gulf Coast. Aside from impacting travelers’ wallets, the surge in jet fuel prices has created another financial headache for US airlines who are attempting to return to profitability after a years-long slowdown related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The worst of ticket price hikes could be yet to come. In March, Cowen & Co. airline analyst Helane Becker told clients to expect a roughly four-month lag before airline ticket prices reflected higher jet fuel costs.
‘Revenge travel’ started in 2021, but it’s really coming back with a vengeance in Summer 2022. Here’s where Americans want to go
       
That figure includes the revival of business travel, as more companies put a premium on in-person meetings and weekly face-to-face work schedules. They’ve been spending more on “things” like souvenirs since summer 2021, Mastercard said. As of April, they have shelled out almost 23% more in spending on the category compared to 2019 levels, Mastercard data showed. Just over half (54%) said they are looking forward to “make up” trips following two years of crimped, or no travel. The Mastercard findings align with other research forecasting a summer travel season where high costs will not melt many plans.
Social media CEO hopes to 'remove any temptation for bad behavior' from its platform
       
A new platform being beta-tested hopes to re-introduce an element of what many social media companies have seemingly lost sight of amid industry controversies — maintaining a sense of community. We've removed any temptation for bad behavior that you'll find on other platforms." Somewhere Good is an audio-based social media platform. However, Austin stressed how her platform will be very different from Twitter and other social media networks where online discord can create toxic digital environments. Actress Gabrielle Union, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao are a few notable angel investors.
Republican politicians all over the country have repeated the Great Replacement theory
       
Kent is not the only Republicanto repeat the central themes of the racist and antisemitic Great Replacement theory. Members of Congress repeat theorySitting members of Congress whose seats are up for grabs in the November midterms have repeated the Great Replacement theory during this campaign season. Then they call you a racist and a bigot.”State politicians push Great ReplacementAt the state level, politicians have pushed the Great Replacement. People who have retired from politics also have stayed in the limelight using their media appearances to repeat the Great Replacement theory. We believe in the Constitution.”This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Republicans nationwide have repeated the Great Replacement theory
1,000 more flights canceled Sunday, disrupting the holiday weekend
       
Almost 4,800 US flights have been canceled since Friday, with 1,100 more on Sunday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines is most affected by the cancellations, with more than 400 flights axed on Saturday and Sunday. The carrier blamed Saturday’s cancellations on bad weather and “air traffic control actions” on Friday, saying it is trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance. United canceled 23 flights Saturday and JetBlue canceled 10, representing about 1% of the carriers’ operationsOn Thursday, Delta announced it was decreasing its summer flight schedule ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Delta said it expected around 2.5 million customers will be flying during the Memorial Day weekend — up 25% from last year.
NBA Finals: Warriors have that "championship DNA"
       
Pundits, critics, and NBA fans thought (and probably hoped) that the Golden State Warriors as we’ve known them were done. Here are the five strands of Championship DNA that have led the Warriors to the NBA Finals for the sixth time in eight years. Weathering The StormAn NBA season is a nine-month war of attrition. Wiggins’ EmergenceIn his ninth NBA season, Wiggins reinvented himself from a player that was failing to meet expectations to a player exceeding them. With the Warriors, Wiggins is thriving as a complementary scorer and a defensive force.
Cubs face starting pitcher shortage as Wade Miley goes on IL, doubleheaders appraoch
       
Miley, who called the issue “dead arm,” something he was familiar with from spring training progressions past, had hoped to avoid the IL and start next week. “I’m not too worried.”This will be Miley’s second IL stint, after he started the season sidelined by left elbow soreness. “But we don’t want it to creep up all year.”In a corresponding move, the Cubs recalled right-hander Mark Leiter Jr. from Triple-A. Cubs right-hander Keegan Thompson likely won’t be available Monday, after throwing 77 pitches in his start Saturday, holding the White Sox to one run through five innings in the Cubs’ 5-1 win. Cubs southpaw Justin Steel and right-hander Kyle Hendricks are scheduled to take the mound Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson leaves game with strained right groin
       
White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson was helped off the field after straining his right groin Sunday making a throw to first base from the outfield grass. Anderson went down on the outfield grass after throwing out Cubs catcher P.J. Ranging to his left, Anderson threw across his body and reached for the inside of his upper right leg. Anderson, who walked off the field with his arms over the shoulders of two trainers, will be further evaluated Monday, the Sox said. The Sox have five key players on the injured list: Right-handers Joe Kelly (right hamstring strain) and Lance Lynn (right knee surgery), left-hander Garrett Crochet (Tommy John surgery) and outfielders EloyJiménez (right hamstring tendon tear) and Luis Robert (COVID).
Final day of Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park brings good tunes, great weather
       
Crowds dressed in bikini tops, draped in chains and decked out in glitter returned to Waterfront Park Sunday for the third and final day of the 2022 Forecastle Festival. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Louisville's longest-running, homegrown outdoor music festival raised its nautical-themed sails and celebrated its 20th anniversary with a wild weekend of music. More Forecastle Festival:Sights and sounds from Day 2 of Forecastle Festival 2022 in Louisville"We’re a mom and dad of twin boys, and we’re at our first music festival," she said, clearly thrilled. He's a longtime music festival fan, he said, but this is his first trip to Forecastle. He was eager to see Jai Wolf, a Bangladeshi-American electronic music producer, but he said headliner and Grammy-winning rapper, Tyler, the Creator is a close second.
Universities can’t solve student mental health crisis on their own, says Russell Group chief
       
Universities cannot solve the mental health crisis on their ownBy Dr Tim Bradshaw, the chief executive of the Russell GroupMental health. Removing the stigma around mental health so people are no longer afraid to seek help, and so society is more geared to help, is a positive step. Across the UK, we are seeing an increase in the number of adults experiencing mental health difficulties and this is reflected in rising demand for student support services in universities and through the NHS. Mental health provision cannot stand stillTeams of highly committed and caring individuals are working across campuses helping thousands of students every year. Covid and the challenges of multiple national lockdowns are an example of how mental health provision can’t stand still.
Hindley claims biggest honour in Italy, where rise began
       
The 26-year-old settled in the Mediterranean nation when he decided to make a go of professional cycling. Then I saw the Tour de France on television and my life changed," Hindley said in 2020, when he lost the Giro in agonising fashion on the final stage. "From that moment on I didn't want to be anything other than a professional cyclist. Hindley says that he is stubborn and he scoured the Italian circuit for under-23 races he could take part in. The next step for Hindley is to make a mark outside of Italy, his home away from home and where he earned the biggest victory of his career.
Underground hip-hop is banned in Egypt. Now, it’s the soundtrack to Marvel’s Moon Knight.
       
This genre of underground Egyptian rap is called mahraganat, and it elevates the soundtrack of the new Marvel series Moon Knight. For the musicians in Egypt taking rap in new directions, Moon Knight is a mainstream breakthrough, a chance for international audiences to understand a little more about the country. Amid a clampdown on political expression, mahraganat music has become even more popular. What the censorship of Mahraganat — and its presence in Moon Knight — says about EgyptThe brash sensibility of mahraganat has long challenged the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate. The mahraganat tracks in Moon Knight have brought to life scenes of contemporary Egypt at a particularly difficult time for Egyptians.
Colombians vote for leader amid discontent
       
Colombians vote for leader amid discontentColombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic were voting vote for their next president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who all promise various degrees of change amid rising inequality, inflation, violence and a discontent with the status quo.
Biden's muscular China policy improves on his predecessors - The Washington Post
       
The result has been a sea change in China policy, as he and Secretary of State Antony Blinken made clear during the president’s trip to Asia. Blinken later recited the traditional formula on U.S. policy toward Taiwan: “The United States remains committed to our one-China policy,” he said. It also elevated the “Quad” — an informal group of nations that includes Australia, India, Japan and the United States — and enhanced the ASEAN alliance. Beyond national security, the administration has maximized the United States’ leverage by acting in concert with allies on climate change and trade. The administration seems determined to pursue a policy that is more robust, realistic and diplomatically adept than its predecessors.
Opinion | Truth emerges about Chinese repression of Uyghurs — no thanks to the U.N.
       
The timing of her visit, permission for which Beijing announced in March, creates an appearance that the document was withheld in return for access to China for Ms. Bachelet. What was highly foreseeable were attempts by Beijing to exploit a distinguished U.N. envoy’s presence for propaganda purposes. Mr. Xi lectured the visitor in their one meeting — on Wednesday, via video link. Adding injury to this insult, the official Xinhua News Agency reported that Ms. Bachelet had told Mr. Xi that she “admire[d]” China’s efforts to protect human rights, an apparent fabrication that Ms. Bachelet was obliged to deny hours later. Heavily influenced by China, a permanent member of the Security Council, the U.N. is poorly positioned to hold the communist dictatorship accountable.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ breaks Memorial Day box office records with $151M, lands Tom Cruise biggest movie launch
       
Tom Cruise earned the biggest movie launch of his career with "Top Gun: Maverick," bringing in a projected $151 million at the box office during Memorial Day weekend. "Top Gun" was off to a staggering $51.8 million start on Friday with more than $19 million in previews from 4,700 theaters in North America. Cruise said "Top Gun" would "never" make its theatrical debut on a streaming network despite years of setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When asked if he felt pressure to release the film in any capacity on a streaming network, Cruise assured the audience it would "never" happen. "That was not going to happen ever," Cruise said while laughing in excerpts published on The Hollywood Reporter.
ESPN's Mike Breen won't call NBA East finals Game 7 after contracting COVID-19
       
The voice of ESPN's NBA coverage won't be on the mic for Sunday's Eastern Conference finals Game 7. Per the announcement, Breen is feeling fine and hopes to be back on the call for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Mike Breen is slated to call his 17th-straight NBA Finals starting Thursday. The winner of Sunday's game advances to face the Golden State Warriors, who will host Game 1 on Thursday. He's called 16 straight NBA Finals for the network.
'The value of education has to be redefined,' Chegg CEO says
       
Higher education has taken a beating over the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic, including a decline in student enrollment and concerns over college affordability. "The value of education has to be redefined," Chegg (CHGG) CEO Dan Rosensweig told Yahoo Finance at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. What's the value? In the fall of 2021, college enrollment dropped 2.7%, which was steeper than the 2.5% drop schools saw the previous year. Story continuesMore and more employers are eliminating college requirements for entry-level roles.
Wild Five Months Leaves Wall Street Split on When Selloff Ends
       
(Bloomberg) -- With stocks rallying as May draws to a close, investors are wondering if the worst of this year’s collapse is over. The selloff interrupted a two-year bull run in stocks that began in the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic. That sent the S&P 500 climbing 2.5%, snapping its longest weekly losing streak since 2001. The S&P 500 has moved in a daily range of at least 1% in 89% of the trading sessions in 2022, according to Strategas Securities. One caveat, though: Stock market trading and investing have changed drastically since the 1970s, let alone the 1930s.
Colombians choose a new president amid general discontent
       
Former rebel Gustavo Petro, who has been leading in polls , could become Colombia’s first leftist president. Mexico elected a leftist president in 2018. It is Petro’s third attempt to be the South America’s country president. In addition to economic challenges, Colombia’s next president will also have to face a complex security issue and corruption, which is a top concern of voters. Aware of voters’ corruption worries, real estate tycoon Rodolfo Hernández has placed the issue at the center of his campaign.
White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez not finishing first rehab game “not what you would hope”
       
It’s not perfect, it’s not what you would hope,” La Russa said Sunday, “but it still doesn’t change the expectation that he’s healing and on his way. “It might [mean more time],” La Russa said. “Our expectation is — and we’re hopeful — that he would be able to play Tuesday,” La Russa said. “He’s made that much of an improvement,” La Russa said. “Just got to eyeball him and see where he is,” La Russa said.
‘Just have to be careful with him’: Right leg soreness slows down Eloy Jiménez in rehab assignment for the Chicago White Sox OF
       
Injured White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez goofs off in the dugout before a game on May 15, 2022, at Guaranteed Rate Field. Advertisement“He did feel a tug in one of his swings, not running,” Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Sunday. La Russa said it was described to him as “part of the healing.”“He’s just not completely 100% yet,” La Russa said of Jiménez, who is now day to day. Back at Guaranteed Rate Field, Sox third baseman Yoán Moncada was not in the starting lineup for a third consecutive game. La Russa said, “Our expectation is — and we’re hopeful — that he would be able to play Tuesday (at Toronto).
Twins will be without unvaccinated teammates in Toronto
       
That will become clear when the team officially puts them on the restricted list Thursday, per Major League Baseball rules. Replacement players will be called up from St. Paul and meet the team in Detroit before the team flies to Toronto. In this case, players filling in for others on the restricted list will have to be placed on the 40-man roster. Players sent to the restricted list for the series will return to Minnesota and work out at Target Field. … Really, just letting our players know what’s going on is the end of it.”
French Open: Rafael Nadal wins to set up Novak Djokovic quarter-final
       
Top seed Djokovic moved up a gear to beat 15th seed Diego Schwartzman. The 35-year-old Serb produced his best level so far in the tournament to win 6-1 6-3 6-3 in his fourth-round match. Fifth seed Nadal fixed up a 59th career meeting with Djokovic - a men's record - by beating ninth seed Auger-Aliassime later on Sunday. Support continued to be vociferously in favour of Schwartzman, leaving Djokovic ironically nodding his 'approval' as he trailed 3-0 at the start of the second set. Three more games capped a superb turnaround and, after a tight start to the third set, Djokovic broke for a 4-2 lead that enabled him to extend his 100% record over Schwartzman to a seventh match.
Second presumptive monkeypox case in Colorado brings US total to 12
       
A man in Colorado has become the state’s second presumptive case of monkeypox, bringing the US total to 12, local health authorities reported. On the CDC’s monkeypox tracker database, however, it appears that the health agency has confirmed the mountain state’s two presumptive positive cases, as it now lists the country’s tally at 12 cases nationally. Outside of Colorado, there are two cases each in California, Utah, and Florida, while Massachusetts, New York, Washington and Virginia are all still reporting just one case. The illness typically only lasts anywhere between two to four weeks and children are considered to be the most at risk for severe cases. Symptoms that people should be on the lookout for include: fever, body aches, chills, fatigue or swelling of the lymph nodes, according to the CDC.
Tom Cruise jets to biggest opening weekend EVER as Top Gun: Maverick earns $151 MILLION opening
       
Tom Cruise was flying high over the weekend as his latest film Top Gun: Maverick soared to the top of the box office. The legacy sequel became the 59-year-old action legend's biggest opening weekend to date, earning a projected $151 million over the four day Memorial Day holiday period, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The opening suggests there will be clear sailing for the adoringly reviewed action flick, as it has nearly made back its reported $152 million budget. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming in at number two with $16.4 million in its fourth week in theaters. Holding strong: Downton Abbey: A New Era is holding strong at number four, earning $5.9 million
Right-wing extremist promises to “hunt” LGBTQ allies during Pride Month in shocking video
       
Ethan Schmidt, a 24-year-old right-wing extremist, has announced that he will be “hunting” LGBTQ allies around Phoenix, Arizona during June, Pride month. Related: White supremacists now feel comfortable recruiting at mainstream conservative events“We’re not going to let corporate poison the children,” Schmidt adds. In the video, Clifton then looks at the camera and says, “Christ wins. We’re going to be going on hunting expeditions pretty soon, y’know, hunting LGBT supporters across Phoenix and Arizona…. Schmidt has also appeared in an anti-vaccination video with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and another video with Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers (R).
Dierks Bentley gives a crowd-pleasing country show as Indy 500 Legends Day concert returns
       
INDIANAPOLIS – Dierks Bentley led the return of the Indy 500 Firestone Legends Day concert Saturday night with some straightforward country music in near-perfect weather at TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park. After two years of cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert shifted downtown for its return. A handful of Indianapolis Motor Speedway shirts, jerseys and hats – as well as a few out-of-towners complaining the venue had more security rules than the airport – seemed to indicate the show traveled well.
Mike Breen won’t call Heat-Celtics Game 7 for ESPN due to COVID
       
Any big buckets in Sunday’s huge Heat-Celtics Game 7 will be missing Mike Breen’s signature “bang” call. Breen has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the winner-take-all Eastern Conference Finals game for ESPN. Breen “feels fine,” according to The Post’s Andrew Marchand, and the network hopes he’ll be able to call Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. “I’m admittedly a Miami Heat homer,” Jones told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in 2020. NBAE via Getty ImagesThe Heat-Celtics winner will face the Warriors in the NBA Finals.
This 26-year-old negotiated his $120,000 salary by finding out how much his coworkers make—here's how
       
In this installment, a 26-year-old shares how he makes $120,000 working as a software engineer in San Diego, California. How he tapped his future coworkers for negotiation helpBy the time he interviewed and got the job offer with the electronics maker, Parepalli felt like he was in a good place to negotiate salary. Parepalli joined the company in November 2020 at a base salary of $120,000 a year. He often has informal discussions about pay, and personal finance in general, with his coworkers over coffee or at lunch. Overall, he says his company "is really transparent about pay," which was "really shocking" at first: "I think they try to imbue this in every new hire.
High UK inflation hastens 'real living wage' announcement
       
REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - The charity that sets Britain's "real living wage", a voluntary pay rate adopted by thousands of employers, said on Sunday it will bring forward the announcement for the 2022/23 rate to September from November because of high inflation. The Living Wage Foundation said it would encourage employers to pay the new rate, which is designed to reflect the rising cost of living, as soon as they can. "With the rate of inflation fast approaching double figures, we are bringing forward the annual announcement of the 2022-23 Living Wage rates to late September," said Katherine Chapman, director of the Living Wage Foundation. The real living wage is currently 9.90 pounds ($12.49) per hour and 11.05 pounds per hour in London. More than 10,000 businesses, including Google (GOOGL.O), have signed up to pay the real living wage, which is calculated by the Resolution Foundation, a think tank that focuses on living standards.
Gas prices: 'We are at a record-setting summer,' analyst says
       
Gasoline prices hovering at all-time highs appear to be curbing some demand, but the cost for driving fuel is expected to stay high well into the summer. Still, he added, "We're not in a record-setting summer when it comes to consumption, but we are at a record-setting summer for prices." Gas prices in the U.S. hit a new national average of $4.60 per gallon on Thursday, over a dollar more expensive than it was when Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to AAA. In the meantime, gas prices could continue to soar here in the U.S. As Yahoo Finance's Rick Newman pointed out, gas prices actually haven't hit a record high yet, if you account for soaring inflation. Gas prices in 2022 terms would only exceed the 2008 record of $4.16 if they went higher than $5 a gallon.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday's cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts to Stratospheric $124 Million
       
“Top Gun: Maverick” pulled in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, collecting $134 million from a record 4,732 North American cinemas. “Top Gun: Maverick” is the highest-grossing domestic debut in Cruise’s 40-year career, and his first to surpass $100 million on opening weekend. “If you thought movies were dead, go see ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and then let me know what you think,” says Imax’s CEO Rich Gelfond. '”“Top Gun: Maverick” continues a stellar box office streak for Paramount, marking the studio’s fifth movie this year to open in first place. The superhero sequel, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has generated $375 million in North America and a huge $868.7 million globally to date.
Toyota ramps up EV competition with its first pure battery model
       
Yahoo Finance's Pras Subramanian discusses Toyota rolling out its first battery electric vehicle model. And after years of lagging in the category, the world's biggest automaker by sales is coming for Tesla-- Toyota, whose market cap is actually less than half of Tesla's, upping their game with the BZ4X. PRAS SUBRAMANIAN: It's just so Toyota to do something like that, right? PRAS SUBRAMANIAN: We're still talking about the world's largest automaker, but they're like, hey, here's our first attempt, the BZ4X, right? But it's going to start at $43,000 before incentives, so this is where Toyota operates.
LAX anticipates wave of Sunday travelers; dozens of flights canceled this weekend
       
Dozens of flights have been canceled and hundreds more delayed this Memorial Day weekend at Los Angeles International Airport, where as many as 200,000 passengers are expected to travel today. Twenty flights had been canceled Saturday at LAX and an additional 216 delayed, according to the FlightAware tracking website. As of Sunday morning, five more flights had been canceled, but the vast majority of flights were on time, according to LAX spokesman Heath Montgomery. Delta Airlines made up the biggest number of canceled flights Saturday at LAX, according to FlightAware. AdvertisementAcross the country, more than 500 flights within, into or out of the U.S. had been canceled Saturday, the FlightAware data showed.
5 Bay Area arts and entertainment events to check out this week, May 23-29
       
The Chronicle’s guide to notable arts and entertainment happenings in the Bay Area. Memorial Day Weekend 2022: Festivals, community services and more events in the S.F. Dolores Park, 19th Street and Dolores Street, S.F. Cheerful people, goes another, “make noise when they smile.”“Melancholy Play”: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 27-28; 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Klari Reis – “Life Forms”: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Where you can find free outdoor movies in the Milwaukee area this summer (and where you can still find drive-in movies)
       
Here's a guide to the free outdoor movie events in the Milwaukee area this summer and fall. June 9: "Luca"New BerlinThe city’s Movies in the Park series returns to Malone Park, 16400 W. Al Stigler Parkway. Port WashingtonThe city Parks and Recreation Department’s has a pair of Friday Night Flicks planned at the Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell, 410 N. Lake St. Info: portwashingtonwi.gov. June 24: “Encanto”Aug. 12: "Sing 2”SussexThe village’s Outdoor Movie Night takes place at dusk in the Civic Center Plaza, N64-W23760 Main St. Info: villagesussex.org. The Highway 18 Outdoor Theatre in Jefferson is back open weekend evenings, with a mix of the latest blockbusters and recent hits.
Report: Brewers to recall pitching prospect Ethan Small from Class AAA Nashville
       
According to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan, Ethan Small is set to be recalled from Class AAA Nashville. The Brewers' first-round pick in 2019 and top pitching prospect according to the Journal Sentinel, Small last started for the Sounds on May 24. Small’s minor-league careerAfter being drafted, Small appeared in seven games between rookie ball and Class A Wisconsin in 2019. Last season, Small split time between Class AA Biloxi and AAA Nashville. 4 Brewers prospect overall and top pitching prospect by the Journal Sentinel.
UK to hold dayslong bash to celebrate queen's 70-year reign
       
Britain is getting ready for a party featuring mounted troops, solemn prayers — and a pack of dancing mechanical corgis. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. Another group will recall the queen’s 1947 marriage to Prince Philip and celebrate weddings around the Commonwealth with Bollywood-style dancing. “I think it’s easy to see, in the sort of pomp and pageantry, perhaps more of a lack of diversity. Against this backdrop, the jubilee is also part of the effort to prepare the public for the day when Charles takes the throne.
Shanghai scrambles to avoid zero-Covid economic catastrophe
       
Shanghai is scrambling to avert an economic disaster with an attempt to reboot the battered city in June after two months of brutal lockdowns to preserve China's zero-Covid strategy. The vital commercial city of more than 25m people has been hammered by the Communist regime’s latest attempts to completely suppress Covid in the face of the extremely transmissible omicron variant of coronavirus. Taxes on car sales are being cut, after an entire month in which not a single vehicle was sold in the city owing to the intensity of the lockdowns. More shops and factories will be allowed to open, residents are tentatively being allowed to leave their homes with less frequent tests, and online deliveries are being encouraged to promote sales with only limited movement of people. Key businesses were allowed to stay open in the lockdown but largely in a “closed loop” system, requiring staff to avoid contact with anyone outside the company - often forcing them to sleep at work to stick to the rules.
‘Everything went nuts’ – Andy Murray’s presence boosts Surbiton Trophy
       
Andy Murray has been tipped to triumph in the Surbiton Trophy over the next week with the club’s director Roy Staniland hailing the impact the double Wimbledon champion’s entry has had on the tournament. “We were looking forward to a level of player at the tournament but when Andy signed up everything went nuts; ticket sales and everything, so it is really great,” club director Staniland told the PA news agency. We were looking forward to a level of player at the tournament but when Andy (Murray) signed up everything went nuts; ticket sales and everything so it is really great. “Andy Murray to win the men’s and I am not sure about the ladies’ yet,” Staniland predicted, with the Scot expected to be third on centre court on Monday. It will be great to watch him play and he has been practising with Andy these last couple of days.
Thousands of Unionists celebrate Northern Ireland's centenary in Belfast
       
Thousands of unionists gathered in front of parliament buildings in Belfast this weekend to celebrate 100 years of Northern Ireland, albeit one year later. Just weeks ago, Irish Republican party Sinn Féin won legislative elections, a first in Northern Irish history. "It's great to celebrate 100 years of Northern Ireland, and also it's a once in a lifetime opportunity so it's great to be a part of it," said attendee Joanne McGregor. "It is important because it's a historic landmark and it's something I'm very interested in," said Orange Order member Peter Cashel. Despite ongoing disputes with Westminster over the Northern Ireland Protocol, the mood at the event was upbeat, just days before the British Queen Elizabeth II marks her Platinum Jubilee.
Was Prince William's horse at Trooping the Colour suffering with an injury?
       
Prince William rose early to take part in the rehearsal of the Queen's birthday parade in London on Saturday. The canine is one of the biggest dog breeds in the worldThe Irish Guards display their regimental flag. Prince William has been Colonel of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards since 2011During the event, only one colour can be carried ('trooped') at a time. Her Majesty has always been present at the Horse Guards Parade and has taken the royal salute at every Trooping the Colour ceremony during her reign. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not join the royal family there.
Hundreds of thousands return as Indy 500 kicks off in full for first time since the pandemic
       
AdvertisementCrowds are finally back at the Indy 500, after two years of restrictions brought on by the pandemic. This year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is allowing fans back at full capacity, as its 106th race kicks off Sunday. Crowds are finally back at the Indy 500, after two years of restrictions brought on by the pandemic. 'There is nothing like the excitement, pageantry and tradition of Indy 500 Race Day,' the billionaire businessman gushed in a post shared to social media. 'That's what this place is all about,' said Marco Andretti, who is starting his 17th Indy 500, of fans' much awaited return.
Thousands of Unionists celebrate Northern Ireland's centenary in Belfast
       
The celebrations marking a hundred years since a 1921 agreement ended the Irish War of Independence and partitioned the island were held one year later due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
36 years later, 'Top Gun' again tops N.America box office
       
Advertising Read moreViewers had to wait 36 years to see the sequel to the original "Top Gun," but critics say the Paramount/Skydance production was worth the wait, with some calling it superior to the original film. A strong supporting cast includes Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Jon Hamm; original "Top Gun" veteran Val (Iceman) Kilmer appears briefly. The animated film, based on a popular television show, earned $12.6 million for three days and $15 million for four. Focus Features' "Downton Abbey: A New Era" took fourth place, with $5.9 million for three days and $7.5 million for four. And in fifth was Universal's family-friendly animation "The Bad Guys," at $4.6 million for three days and $6.1 million for four.
Hindley celebrates 'special' family reunion after Giro triumph
       
Verona (Italy) (AFP) – Jai Hindley had the sweetest of family reunions on Sunday, winning the Giro d'Italia in front of his parents after not having seen them since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 26-year-old's family celebrated in the city's ancient Roman Arena when he lifted the trophy, capping a great victory for cyclist and country. "I didn't know that was the last time I was going to be back home for a couple of years," Hindley told reporters. Hindley claimed his win by holding off Richard Carapaz in Sunday's time-trial, a skill which was once his weak point and which cost him victory at the 2020 Giro. "I think after today I'll take it easy for a bit, sink some beers, park up and just really savour the moment."
Why Ella?
       
Ella is on the autism spectrum, and lives at home with us. Ella is not equipped to handle the pain and discomfort. Afterward, we went for a long, rambling drive, which Ella always enjoys as she listens to her Spotify playlist. Shit shit shit shit shit shit shit. I hear Ella upstairs right now, as I write this so early on a Sunday morning after another long night, whimpering in her sleep.
Nobel Laureate Calls for Ending Intellectual Property Rules for COVID Vaccines
       
Social entrepreneur and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus on Saturday called for a comprehensive waiver of intellectual property rules for Covid-19 vaccines and treatments, declaring that “freeing” the technology “from profit and patent is the key” to a global health system that puts human lives above corporate profit. In an op-ed published Saturday in Stat news, Yunus — who’s previously joined with other Nobel laureates in pushing for an end to intellectual property barriers — pointed to the global inequality in access to vaccines. “Wealth is power,” wrote Yunus. And that means “removing barriers like intellectual property rules.”That needs to happen this month, he said, with world leaders taking a step they’ve so far refused to do in the pandemic—backing a comprehensive waiver of parts of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement. He also called out the U.S. for backing a waiver solely on vaccines.
MLB's Joc Pederson, Tommy Pham provide fantasy league (and life) lessons for all after dispute | Opinion
       
“I slapped Joc,” Pham later admitted. First of all, I don’t know Joc Pederson or Tommy Pham personally. But I do know that just about every fantasy league has someone like Joc Pederson and Tommy Pham. And it doesn’t have to in any fantasy league, especially now that we have high-profile examples of what NOT to do. And as is probably the case in a fantasy league with MLB players, I’ve also had to deal with some pretty healthy egos.
Opinion | To Fight Monkeypox, Remember the Lessons of Covid and H.I.V.
       
should widely release the details of its monkeypox testing protocols so that more labs around the country can develop and run their own tests for monkeypox. should also issue guidance to all labs with credentials to perform complex laboratory tests and clarify what regulatory authority, if any, they will exercise over monkeypox tests developed elsewhere. Prioritizing people at immediate monkeypox risk, such as those with a recent close contact, is essential. We cannot let monkeypox become a disease of those disconnected from health care access. As experts provide preventive care to those at higher risk, researchers must also initiate studies to answer essential questions about monkeypox transmission.
‘RHOC’ alum Jo De La Rosa marries fiancé Taran Gray Peirson
       
De La Rosa, 41, married musical theater composer Taran Gray Peirson in the backyard of a private residence in the Palos Verdes Estates area of Los Angeles, People reported. “I think that time in the beginning really worked in our favor,” De La Rosa told People. Peirson, 36, flaunted De La Rosa’s diamond engagement ring on Instagram shortly after proposing to her, writing in his caption, “Jo Peirson has a nice ‘ring’ to it. ??.”De La Rosa was engaged twice before meeting her now-hubby. De La Rosa amicably ended things with ex-fiancé Smiley, 48, in 2007, as documented on Season 2 of “RHOC.” She then got engaged to businessman Mark Lovette in 2015, only to announce their breakup in 2019.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
NEW YORK — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, where Delta is based and has its largest hub, experienced heavy travel delays. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend.
Mike Breen tests positive for COVID-19, won't call Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 7 on ESPN
       
ESPN NBA play-by-play announcer Mike Breen will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals after testing positive for COVID-19, an ESPN spokesperson told multiple media outlets Sunday. ABC/ESPN lead play by play voice Mike Breen tested positive for COVID and will miss tonight's Game 7 unfortunately. — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) May 29, 2022Mike Breen will not call tonight's Game 7 due to testing positive for COVID, an ESPN spokesman told The Post. Breen feels fine and the hope is for him to be available for Game 1 of the Finals. Contributing: Jeff ZillgittThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 on ESPN: Mike Breen positive for COVID-19
Flight Cancellation, Delays Hit Memorial Day Travelers
       
Flight disruptions extended into Sunday amid a busy holiday travel weekend, though there are signs delays and cancellations are easing. As of noon, more than 300 flights in and out of U.S. airports were canceled and another 1,170 were delayed, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. But flight disruptions mounted over the early part of the weekend. U.S. airports most affected by delays as of noon Sunday included Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, with 3% of flights canceled, and Newark’s Liberty International, with 3% of flights canceled and 10% delayed, according to FlightAware. Delta became the latest airline to announce it would trim its flight schedule this summer to avoid disruptions for travelers.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
Video: Religious extremists mix Trump worship with Christian nationalismBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Def Leppard on surviving personal tragedy, grunge and a global pandemic: 'Just move on and keep making records'
       
Diamond Star Halos, the 12th studio album by Sheffield rock legends Def Leppard, is a full-circle record in more ways than one. It was amazing.”Fast-forward a decade later, and Def Leppard were on television themselves, as one of the first hard rock acts to receive high-rotation airplay on a new cable network called MTV. “We did something really innovative, and what happens is A&R men at record labels go, ‘Sign me a band that sounds like Def Leppard!’ And you end up with 200 Def Leppards. Many of Leppard’s peers didn’t survive the transition, but Def Leppard, who were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Queen’s Brian May in 2019, maintained their cred. So, just move on and keep making records and see what happens.’”And that’s just what Def Leppard have done with the excellent Diamond Star Halos.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Hundreds of flights worldwide were canceled by midday Sunday, adding to the mounting number of scrubbed flights during the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend in the U.S.Just over 1,000 flights had been canceled as of 11 a.m. EDT Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines canceled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by midday Sunday, according to FlightAware. AIRPORTS ARE ‘PACKED’ AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: AAA EXECMany forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even surpass pre-pandemic levels. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Elon Musk says upcoming recession is 'actually a good thing,' and predicts how long it will last
       
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has gained even more notoriety amid his purchase of Twitter and who has previously predicted an economic recession, claimed that the upcoming recession is "actually a good thing," a necessary "rude awakening" after a lax attitude from the COVID-19 pandemic. A Twitter user asked Musk, "Do you still think we're approaching a recession?" "Yes, but this is actually a good thing," the Tesla CEO responded. ONE OF BIDEN'S FAVORITE ECONOMISTS SEES A HIGH CHANCE OF RECESSION IN NEXT 2 YEARSAnother Twitter user asked how long the recession would likely last. If they hike interest rates too much, they risk triggering a recession.
After rainout, all systems go for Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach
       
The Jones Beach boardwalk drew a capacity crowd on Sunday for the second day of the Bethpage Air Show after most of the aerial display was called off Saturday because of inclement weather. Parking lots were filled and closed as the last vehicles parked shortly before noon, said George Gorman, New York Parks regional director for Long Island. Several roads were closed due to the crowds including southbound Meadowbrook Parkway at Exit M8E, southbound Wantagh Parkway at Exit W5E, westbound Ocean parkway at Tobay Beach and southbound loop Parkway to Meadowbrook Parkway, according to the state Department of Transportation. “It’s amazing what they can do," Debbie Gambeski said of the pilots and parachute teams that are the stars of the show. We picked the right day to come for sure.”Check back for updates on this developing story
Kim Kardashian is driving business in Staten Island after string of low key dates with Pete Davidson
       
Staten Island business owners have seen a surge in interest thanks to Kim Kardashian's low key visits with her local-boy boyfriend Pete Davidson. The pair visited Campania in October last year, entering through the back door. In December, Pete and Kim visited Atrium Stadium Cinemas along with Scott Disick. 'If Kim went there I would want to get a photo with her, but then I wouldn’t want the crowds that followed. Kim and Pete went public last year, not long after her guest appearance on Saturday Night Live.
5 years ago, New York made 4 years of college free for residents. Here’s how it's going
       
Even though college enrollment has slid since the start of the Covid pandemic, many students still want to get a degree, and for some, free tuition programs are the only way to make higher education a reality. New York initially said more than 940,000 students with family incomes up to $125,000 could qualify. New York's program applies to all schools at the City University of New York and State University of New York. The application process — "the hoops and hurdles and the fine print" — may be a barrier, she said. "There still aren't many students at CUNY that are getting this award," Scott-Clayton said.
Mike Breen tests positive for COVID-19, won't call Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat Game 7 on ESPN
       
ESPN NBA play-by-play announcer Mike Breen will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals after testing positive for COVID-19, an ESPN spokesperson told multiple media outlets Sunday. Breen has called the first six games of the series between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. The series wraps Sunday night in Miami on ESPN, with Mark Jones stepping in for Breen alongside commentators Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson. Breen said he feels well, per the spokesman, and expects to call Game 1 of the Finals, which begin Thursday. The 60-year-old was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame last year as a broadcaster and has been the lead play-by-play announcer for the NBA Finals on ABC since 2006.
Mourners flock to Uvalde Town Square, vigils: 'You're going to feel sometimes ... numb'
       
Hundreds of Uvalde residents and visitors from surrounding communities cycled through the Uvalde Town Square in the Latino-majority community of 16,000 people, located about 80 miles west of San Antonio. So the town square has become a gathering place for the community to mourn. “The pain is going to come and go, you’re going to feel sometimes … numb,” said Christian Alexander from Believer’s Christian Fellowship in San Antonio. It is too hard for them to show up to the town square to see the outpouring of support from the community. Some of the families who showed up to the town square included classmates of the victims.
WNBA star Liz Cambage accused of directing racial slur at Nigerian players before Tokyo Olympics: Report
       
WNBA star Liz Cambage is accused of directing a racial slur toward members of the Nigerian national team during a scrimmage before last year's Tokyo Olympics, according to a report. And go back to where you came from," a Nigerian player told the Telegraph. Cambage, whose father is Nigerian, apologized to the African team after the incident, which reportedly wasn't well received by the players. So, before then, it was like she was one of us," another Nigerian player added. The comments by Nigerian players came after Cambage took aim at the Australian women's national basketball team earlier this month.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday afternoon, May 28, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Box Office: 'Top Gun: Maverick' Debuts to Stratospheric $124 Million
       
"Top Gun: Maverick" pulled in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, collecting $134 million from a record 4,732 North American cinemas. "Top Gun: Maverick" is the highest-grossing debut in Cruise's 40-year career, and his first to surpass $100 million on opening weekend. "Top Gun: Maverick" continues a stellar box office streak for Paramount, marking the studio's fifth movie this year to open in first place. Without the assistance of comic books or raging dinosaurs, the studio's 2022 slate -- also consisting of "Sonic the Hedgehog" ($182 million in North America), "The Lost City" ($100 million in North America), "Scream" ($81 million in North America) and "Jackass Forever" ($57 million in North America) -- has resonated in theaters in a big way. Joseph Kosinski directed the PG-13 "Top Gun: Maverick," which picks up decades after the original and sees Maverick train a new group of cocky aviators for a crucial assignment.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday’s cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Nonprofit funds a way for high schoolers to skip a year of college
       
Pursuing a college education can be an expensive ordeal, but one big nonprofit is hoping to address the issue of affordability by helping high school students gain college credits at very low costs even before they graduate. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation earlier this week launched a series of grants to boost schools' efforts in designing and implementing dual enrollment and early college credit programs. A student finishes her project for business intro class at Moffat County High School in Craig, Colorado on March 30, 2022. "So the 13th year means ... finding the resources to make the transition smooth and blurring the lines between high school and college." This year, 246 high school students went through the program to earn college credits at Dayton Public.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
AdvertisementBut scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. But “the hair on my neck goes up” when he hears the term “Christian nationalism,” he said. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Belt, Slater unlikely to rejoin SF Giants in Philadelphia
       
But the outlook for two key pieces of the Giants lineup to rejoin the team for its next series in Philadelphia looks unlikely. But without having restarted baseball activities, it would seem to be a stretch to count on Belt coming back by the time the team leaves Philadelphia. After three with the Phillies, the Giants head to Miami for four games with the Marlins, possibly a more likely timeline for Belt and Slater to return. Their series opener Thursday in Miami is the first day Slater will be eligible to be activated from the IL. Belt also missed 10 days — seven games — on the COVID IL and another three with a sore back.
Can I stop isolating if I’m still testing positive for the virus?
       
Indeed, scientists disagreed on the best course of action for people who test positive for more than 10 days. Barczak’s team found that some people tested antigen-positive slightly beyond the point of having positive viral cultures. Precisely why some people test positive longer than others is not entirely known. Newsom tests positive for COVID-19Gov. If they test positive, they should proceed as though they might be contagious, Gordon said.
Flight cancellations pile up on busy Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 250 of Sunday's cancellations involved aircraft scheduled to fly to or from U.S. cities. Delta Air Lines cancelled the most flights among major U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated Saturday. More than 140 Delta flights were canceled by mid-day Sunday, according to FlightAware. Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” Atlanta-based Delta said in an email to The Associated Press, noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance of the Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has, at times, contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Connecticut governor: ‘If you’re not serious about guns, you’re not serious about crime prevention’. Others diverge on gun control, school security efforts
       
Many Republican governors are emphasizing a different solution: more security at schools. Advertisement“If you’re not serious about guns, you’re not serious about crime prevention. AdvertisementOther Republican governors either sidestepped the AP’s questions about specific gun-control measures or said they opposed them. Republican governors were more likely to support efforts to strengthen security at schools. Though her office didn’t respond to the AP’s survey, Republican Gov.
Memorial Day air travelers face more than 900 flight cancellations Sunday
       
Anne D'InnocenzioNEW YORK – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They're also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 900 flights were canceled as of 9:30 a.m. EST on Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
A jubilee pageant and glowing balloons: the weekend’s best photos
       
Beijing, China People order takeaway ice-cream after inside restaurant dining was prohibited owing to Covid-19 outbreaks. China is trying to contain a spike in coronavirus cases in Beijing after hundreds of people tested positive for the virus in recent weeksPhotograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Ed Sheeran to sing Perfect in tribute to Queen and Philip’s lifelong love
       
Ed Sheeran is to perform his love song Perfect at the Jubilee Pageant in a special moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Ed Sheeran will pay tribute to the Queen and Philip (Ian West/PA) PA Wire/PA Images - Ian WestHe died at the age of 99 in April last year during the pandemic, leaving the Queen grieving for her lifelong confidant. Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, with a Bollywood-inspired interpretation of the Queen and the duke’s wedding day. The official announcement was delayed until after Princess Elizabeth reached the age of 21 and returned from a royal tour of South Africa the following year. The duke was summed up by the Queen in 1997 in a speech to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
7 Reasons Why Even COVID Skeptics Should Be Concerned
       
7 Reasons Why Even COVID Skeptics Should Be Concerned Infection, with and without symptoms, can lead to long-haul illness, including autoimmune disease and erectile dysfunction, research says. Long COVID Is Real—and WidespreadYou’ve likely heard of the possible after-effects of a COVID infection. Called by different names, like long COVID, long-haul COVID (or long-haulers), or post-COVID syndrome, the official name is post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). The AAPM&R runs a PASC dashboard that tallies case estimates by state; California leads with 2,779,000 people with long COVID. “Long COVID: post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 with a cardiovascular focus.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8903393/ Cardio-complications and COVID: Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Food Security and the Coming Storm
       
Against the backdrop of Covid-19, the conflict and countries' responses to it are now pushing global food prices even higher, along with the risk of growing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. The hunger hurricane will hit a global food system that stands on very shaky foundations. Precarious food supplies and food inflation raise the risk of mass migration, social unrest, and resource-driven conflict, as well as the proliferation of malicious, non-state actors. To preempt threats, some countries are taking protectionist measures to secure domestic food supplies, which magnify global price shocks. Ensuring access to existing stocks and working with major producers to ease imbalances in global food trade will likewise be critical.
Mourners flock to Uvalde Town Square, vigils: 'You're going to feel sometimes ... numb'
       
Hundreds of Uvalde residents and visitors from surrounding communities cycled through the Uvalde Town Square in the Latino-majority community of 16,000 people, located about 80 miles west of San Antonio. So the town square has become a gathering place for the community to mourn. “The pain is going to come and go, you’re going to feel sometimes … numb,” said Christian Alexander from Believer’s Christian Fellowship in San Antonio. It is too hard for them to show up to the town square to see the outpouring of support from the community. Some of the families who showed up to the town square included classmates of the victims.
‘RHOC’ alum Kelly Dodd slammed for comparing Texas school shooting to 9/11
       
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Kelly Dodd was slammed Saturday for comparing the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to 9/11. Secure the schools,” read a message shared on the “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum’s Twitter account. Another Twitter user pointed out that far more changes than just securing cockpits were instilled after the terrorist attacks in 2001. Did you not see the videos of the gunman in the school as police and security were too scared to go inside? He was inside the school for an hour before cops shot and killed him.
With tents outside county office, Fairfax reviews pledge to end homelessness
       
Placeholder while article actions loadIn 2008, Fairfax County launched an ambitious “Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness,” with the goal of ending homelessness in the Northern Virginia suburb within 10 years. Nearly 1,200 people in Fairfax are considered to be homeless, according to a spot count conducted in January. The Board of Supervisors directed county staff to search for sites where more supportive housing could be developed. “Turnover is typically quite high among the staff at the shelters,” said Thomas Barnett, deputy director of the Office to Prevent and End Homelessness. She and her friend, who became homeless after her husband left, have been in their tent in Reston since February.
Op-ed: After Davos, going 'long' on optimism in an anxious world
       
The mountains of Davos were largely snowless as the annual World Economic Forum took place in May rather than the usual timing in January. DAVOS, SWITZERLAND – A hedge fund investor told me she attends the World Economic Forum each year "so that I'll know what to short." In a world awash with geopolitical and economic pessimism, the dominant mood at this year's Davos, her argument is that it might be time to go "long" on optimism. Russian President Vladimir Putin has jolted the collective West from its slumber. For all these reasons and more, I am going "short" on pessimism and long on "optimism" as I return to Washington, D.C., this weekend.
Flight cancellations ease after rocky start to Memorial Day weekend
       
Flight disruptions continued Sunday but eased from the rocky start to Memorial Day weekend, a test for carriers as they gear up for a busy summer travel season after more than two years of the Covid pandemic. Delta Air Lines led cancellations, disruptions it attributed to bad weather and "air traffic control actions" on Saturday. Hundreds of flights operated by Republic Airways, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines were also delayed Saturday. Other carriers, including Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines have also pared back schedules to better handle disruptions like bad weather and staffing shortages. Getting the balance right is key for carriers as bookings recently jumped despite airfares that have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.
Impressive Djokovic canters into French Open last eight, Nadal clash looms
       
PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of his brilliant best to demolish Diego Schwartzman 6-1 6-3 6-3 on Sunday and book his place in the French Open quarter-finals where he is likely to face 13-times champion Rafael Nadal. The world number one's pace was too much for Argentine Schwartzman, who barely threatened despite enjoying a 3-0 lead in the second set. From then on it was a one-way street for Serbian Djokovic, who won 12 of the remaining 15 games on a chilly Court Suzanne Lenglen. Schwartzman showed signs of frustration when Djokovic left him red-faced with a delightful drop shot to go 3-2 up in the third. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare FallonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Hitting the Books: What the 'Work from Home' revolution means for those who can't
       
Not everyone can engage in remote work. First, service jobs demand will rise in the residential areas where remote workers move to. As remote workers move farther from city centers, this will create exurban demand for service workers at the Starbucks and other stores where they shop. While service workers cannot work remotely, they can move to remote locations where rents are cheaper if more people work from home. In places where housing is cheaper, the minimum wage will more likely be a binding constraint on employers.
FOCUS-U.S. retailers' ballooning inventories set stage for deep discounts
       
It's a sign of possible more trouble to come for retailers amid soaring inflation and higher gas prices. With shoppers' tastes quickly shifting, many retailers now find themselves with a surplus of merchandise, driving up costs. At 11 of the 18, inventories rose by 10 percentage points more than sales did, according to Citi analyst Paul Lejuez. That scenario is prompting retailers like Walmart and Macy’s to clear out excess inventories by discounting more items and offering deeper promotions, a move that could erode margins. Some anticipate that many retailers this year will start to discount more to clear out unsold merchandise.
Cruz confronted in restaurant after Texas shooting
       
Reuters VideosSTORY: The spread of monkeypox can likely be contained if countries act quickly.So said the World Health Organization's director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, Sylvie Briand, on Friday (May 27).She told the U.N. agency's annual assembly that it wasn't a disease the general public should be worried about. "We are afraid that there will be a spread in community but currently it’s very hard to assess this risk. We think that if we put in place the right measures now, we probably can contain this easily, so that’s why we are making this briefing today and we are trying to raise awareness, because we are at the very, very beginning and we have a good window of opportunity to stop the transmission now.”Monkeypox is a usually mild viral infection that is endemic in parts of west and central Africa.It spreads chiefly through close contact, and until the recent outbreak, was rarely seen in other parts of the world.That's why the emergence of cases in Europe, the United States and other areas has raised alarms.So far, there are about 300 confirmed or suspected cases in around 20 countries where the virus was not previously circulating. "It’s not like COVID or other diseases that spread fast, so all those recommendations are not to create anxiety in the general public but it’s more to raise the alert and make sure that we all know what is the risk we have in front of us and we can take the adequate measures in a timely manner.”Measures needed to prevent the spread include the early detection and isolation of cases, and contact tracing.Briand called on WHO member states to share information about first generation stockpiles of smallpox vaccines which can also be effective against monkeypox.However, her colleague Rosamund Lewis, the WHO head of the smallpox secretariat stressed that there is not a recommendation to use smallpox vaccines for monkeypox.“What we have been advised so far is that there is no need for mass vaccination, there is no need for la
Who is running for governor of Arizona? These are the major candidates in the race
       
Democratic candidates also are focusing on similar issues, including expanding education, affordable healthcare and economic development. Her campaign website lists her key issues, including vaccines and COVID-19 mandates. Neely promises on his campaign website to represent everyone and states he is running for governor "to promote greater prosperity for all working Arizona families." Paola Tulliani-ZenBusiness owner Paola Tulliani-Zen is running for Arizona governor, describing herself as "the people's choice." He wants to transform Arizona's education system, ensure affordable health care, promote economic development and address border issues, according to his campaign website.
'We were raised to stick together': People pitch in to help young man raise 5 siblings
       
The then-18-year-old Acosta worked to help pay the mortgage as well as to provide clothing and supplies for the children. After hearing Acosta's story from Creta, Andrea Angulo Gutierrez, another attorney based in Avondale, created a GoFundMe for the family. His fortitude is just immense," Angulo Gutierrez said. But when the fundraiser stalled at only 25% of the goal, Angulo Gutierrez started reaching out to local media outlets for help. "It goes without saying, but I know Raul is extremely relieved," Angulo Gutierrez said.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
12 epic stairways that will make you fall in love with San Francisco again
       
12 epic San Francisco climbs that will make you fall in love with the city againSan Francisco’s stairways are everywhere out of necessity. Everest of San Francisco stairways is arguably also the staircase to conquer if you’re only going to climb one. stairwayLincoln Park Steps Step-for-step, this may be the most impressive stairway in San Francisco. Walk up the hill past the (closed) observation platform for a wonderful view of downtown San Francisco. On the way back down through the tree canopies you’ll see slivers of city views, including downtown San Francisco, Bernal Heights and Noe Valley.
How to watch the Memorial golf tournament this week
       
TV: Thursday (2-6 p.m., Golf Channel); Friday (2-6 p.m., Golf Channel), Saturday (12:30-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel; 2:30-6 p.m., CBS, Ch. 10); Sunday (12:30-2:30 p.m., Golf Channel; 2:30-6 p.m., CBS, Ch. Who won the Memorial Tournament last year? Memorial Golf Journalism Award: Michael Bamberger. THURSDAYFirst round tee times starting at 7 a.m. Gates open at 6:30 a.m.FRIDAYSecond round tee times starting at 7 a.m. Gates open at 6:30 a.m.SATURDAYThird round tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Gates open at 7 a.m.SUNDAYFinal round tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Gates open at 7 a.m.
Ed Sheeran to pay tribute to Queen and Prince Philip’s 73-year marriage during jubilee pageant
       
Ed Sheeran is to perform his love song “Perfect” at the Jubilee Pageant in a special moving tribute to the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Ed Sheeran will pay tribute to the Queen and Philip (Ian West/PA) (PA Wire)He died at the age of 99 in April last year during the pandemic, leaving the Queen grieving for her lifelong confidant. Other tributes to Philip will appear in the pageant, with a Bollywood-inspired interpretation of the Queen and the duke’s wedding day. Princess Elizabeth and Philip after their engagement was announced in 1947 (PA) (PA Archive)Philip, who was just 18, was introduced to 13-year-old Elizabeth at the house of the captain of the College. The official announcement was delayed until after Princess Elizabeth reached the age of 21 and returned from a royal tour of South Africa the following year.
Everything but gun control that conservatives have floated in response to school shootings
       
US President Joe Biden, who only a week before the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School travelled to Buffalo, the site of another deadly mass shooting, to offer a sharp rebuke of his country’s gun control policies. Democratic lawmakers similarly made stirring pleas on the Senate floor, pleading for action on gun control. “What are we doing?” begged Senator Chris Murphy, whose home state, Connecticut, was the site of the Sandy Hook massacre, one of the deadliest school shootings in history. Lining up behind that one-door proposal was former US president Donald Trump, a politician who famously promoted the gun advocates’ solution of arming teachers following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Armed parent militiasPutting a spin on the old tried-and-true conservative classic of arming teachers, was Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s suggestion of instead creating a volunteer militia of parents and guardians.
Patricia Brake death: Porridge and Manhunt star dies aged 79
       
Porridge star Patricia Brake has died aged 79. News of her death was announced on Twitter by her son Jon McBain who wrote that Brake had died “after a long battle with cancer” on Saturday (28 May). Beyond Porridge, Brake – who studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic – appeared in numerous programmes over her 60-year career. Across her career, Brake worked with comedic legends Barker and Ronnie Corbett (known as The Two Ronnies), as well as Morecambe and Wise. Her last role before her death was in 2021’s ITV drama Manhunt, in which she starred opposite Martin Clunes.
4,000 flights cancelled over Memorial Day weekend due to weather and 'air traffic control actions'
       
Nearly 4,000 flights have been cancelled over Memorial Day Weekend, with airlines citing bad weather conditions and 'air traffic control actions,' as passengers continue to pay top-dollar for airfare. Nearly 4,000 flights have been cancelled over Memorial Day Weekend due to staffing shortages as passengers continue to pay top-dollar for airfare. Passengers are pictured Thursday at a security checkpoint in DenverDelta Air Lines cancelled six percent of its mainline routes on Friday disrupting Memorial Day weekend travel. Analysts allege the three worst cities to drive in over Memorial Day weekend are Atlanta, Boston and Chicago, respectively. This map shows how much of the northwest and southeast will experience rainfall on Memorial Day while the southwest and northeast are trending hot and dry
Trump zeroes in on school security, mental health in campaign-style NRA speech
       
“Unlike some, I didn’t disappoint you by not showing up,” Trump said at the start of his remarks. "Teachers, parents, school officials, and community members need to be recognizing and addressing these alarm bells promptly and very, very aggressively," he continued. In calling for increased school security, Trump echoed other Republicans in suggesting schools must transition to having only a single point of entry, implement metal detectors and employ an armed security officer at all times. Trump also said teachers should be able to be armed on school property. "As the age old saying goes: The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," Trump said.
Gov. Newsom tests positive for COVID
       
Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and is "currently experiencing mild symptoms," he said in a tweet. Newsom said he will follow health guidelines and work remotely. "Grateful to be vaccinated & for treatments like Paxlovid," Newsom said, referring to the Pfizer medication taken orally to treat COVID. AdvertisementLast September, two of Newsom's children tested positive for the virus. In a separate incident, he and his family went into quarantine in November after they were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive.
Shanghai to lift 'unreasonable' curbs on firms, Beijing eases restrictions
       
Shanghai officials said Sunday "unreasonable" curbs on businesses will be removed June 1 as it looks to lift its COVID-19 lockdown. And Beijing reopened parts of its public transportation and some malls and other venues as infections stabilized. Shanghai, China's most populous city, will end many conditions for businesses to resume work June 1. Many industry executives also complained about onerous COVID curbs because they needed to find sleeping quarters for staff trying to isolate and to implement rigorous disinfection. People entering public venues or taking public transportation would need to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, up from 48 hours previously.
Recession-fearing investors keep slashing the fastest-growing cloud stocks
       
Nobody knows that more than investors in cloud computing companies, which were among the darlings of the past five years, particularly during the stay-home days of the pandemic. Paradoxically, growth remains robust and businesses are benefiting as economies re-open, but investors are selling anyway. Profits, pleaseOne of Deeter's colleagues at Bessemer, Kent Bennett, isn't sure why the fastest growers aren't getting a pass on the slashing across the cloud category. Now that the company has recovered from its Covid stumble, investors are telling the company to "paint a better path toward profitability," he said. The company reported a $23.2 million net loss on $93.2 million in revenue, compared with a $17.7 million loss in the year-ago quarter.
Dolly Parton's morning routine: 'I’m a very early riser. I’m almost always up for good around 3 a.m.'
       
So, how does Parton find the time to do it all? "I'm a very, very, very early riser," Parton told RuPaul Charles in an interview for Marie Claire. "I'm always, almost always up for good around 3 a.m."Don't miss: The best credit cards for building creditTypically, she goes to bed "pretty early, but I'm up and down," she said. The first thing Parton does when she wakes up is pray. "But usually, if I'm on the job, I'll take a little power nap" during the day, Parton said.
Column: In Orange County, an Assembly seat fight for the future of Latino politics
       
Their signs are all over Anaheim and Santa Ana, where Valencia and Vicente are respectively from and where I’ve spent my entire life. Reading from a prepared speech, he accused Valencia of being “funded by the same systems” that fouled Anaheim politics. The face-off is drawing regionwide attention, both for what it says about an Orange County too many people still figure as a conservative wasteland, and for what it represents for Latino Democratic politics in Southern California and beyond. All my Santa Ana pals support Vicente and have flooded my social media feeds with photos of his get-out-the-vote walks. Both immediately tied when I asked each to pick a Mexican restaurant where we could meet the weekend before the Anaheim council meeting.
Covid was vanishing last Memorial Day. Cases are five times higher now.
       
And public health authorities are bracing for Memorial Day gatherings to fuel another bump in cases, potentially seeding a summer surge. The latest cases have yet to overrun hospitals, but that could change as the virus spreads among more vulnerable people. "Over the Memorial Day holidays, if you are in settings where you are indoors with large numbers of people without masks . Parents of young children are entering Memorial Day weekend frustrated that children younger than 5 remain the only group ineligible for vaccines. In the meantime, parents are navigating how to protect their unvaccinated children when cases are rising and others are dropping their guards.
Amazon opens first physical fashion retail store
       
Amazon.com Inc. announced Wednesday it had opened its first brick-and-mortar clothing retail store, as people start to venture out to shop following the easing of COVID-19 curbs. AMAZON'S STOCK IS ABOUT TO GET MORE AFFORDABLEThe store, Amazon Style, located in Los Angeles, will use machine-learning technology to help customers find clothes and personalize recommendations. AMAZON FOLLOWS WALMART’S LEAD REACHING NEW SHOPPERS IN INDIACustomers shopping on the Amazon app will also have the option to try out their selections at the physical store and will be notified on the availability of fitting rooms.
Luxury home sales soar even as COVID-19 takes toll on economy
       
Leading the charge was the Bay Area, with the world’s highest concentration of billionaires. Santa Clara County (up 165%) and San Francisco and San Mateo counties (up 100%) also saw some of the fastest growth in luxury sales among large, affluent communities. Some of the rise in Bay Area homes topping $2 million can be attributed to the already high prices for Bay Area homes before the pandemic, Hepp said. The median price of a Bay Area home checks in at more than $1 million, a luxury price by most U.S. standards. “There’s no shortage of money here in the Bay Area,” said Chris DuBois, vice president of sales in Alameda County for Sotheby’s.
They said it: 'Acute stubbornness'
       
“I shouldn’t have been so stubborn.”— Stephen Elliott, 76, of Vallejo, in some of his last words to his son Ryan before the real estate broker’s January death from what Ryan wrote in his obituary was “due to complications of COVID-19 and acute stubbornness” because his father had resisted vaccines and face masks to reduce risk from the virus.
Sueños Music Festival 2022 reviews, Day 1: Farruko, Myke Towers, Jowell & Randy, El Alfa, Ozuna
       
As Day 1 of Sueños Music Festival drew to a close, festival-goers couldn’t help but keep the dance party going. You don’t need to understand Spanish to feel the passion and pride of all the music showcased at Sueños. A festival-goer waved a Puerto Rican flag during Myke Towers’ set on Saturday. El Alfa performs at the Sueños music festival on Saturday at Grant Park in Chicago. One side featured the Dominican flag, an homage to his father, and the other featured the Puerto Rican flag, in honor of his mother.
Column: Amazon Prime documentary ‘Adapting to Dive’ turns camera on Batavia woman and a grieving filmmaker
       
Barb Mabbs of Batavia was featured in a recently released documentary on Amazon Prime called "Adapting to Dive," which explores the benefits of scuba diving for those who are disabled. It was shot through the lens of filmmaker David Marsh, who was struggling with his own challenges in life. (Diveheart Foundation / HANDOUT)Friends of Barb Mabbs have long described this personable Batavia woman as a star. But Mabbs truly does deserve the red carpet treatment after a documentary featuring her on one of her many escapades made its recent debut on Amazon Prime. By learning to connect with, and trust, one another the same way these disabled divers come to rely on their water buddies.
Viewpoint: Spike in anxiety, depression among Oklahoma moms should alarm us
       
Today, Oklahoma outranks most states with women’s incarceration, substance use disorders, foster care entry rates and adverse childhood experiences. While motherhood is stressful under normal circumstances, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on mothers, causing major spikes in anxiety and depression. As a researcher, I know that as mental health challenges rise, so do substance use disorders. Many people do not know how to cope with mental health challenges. They try to tough it out or cope using anything to lessen their depression, anxiety and feelings of despair.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Christian nationalism on the rise in some GOP campaigns
       
But scholars generally define Christian nationalism as going beyond policy debates and championing a fusion of American and Christian values, symbols and identity. Researchers say Christian nationalism is often also associated with mistrust of immigrants and Muslims. “There’s no room for compromise, so that is the threat to democracy.”In the book, Whitehead and co-author Samuel Perry measured rates of Christian nationalism by drawing on a 2017 Baylor University survey. Christian nationalism is emerging alongside and in some cases overlapping with other right-wing movements, such as the conspiratorial QAnon, white supremacy, and denialism over COVID-19 and the 2020 election. “I see Christian nationalism as the gasping, dying breath of the older generation in America that is afraid that Christians are going to be replaced,” she said.
Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock and her fiancé Andre Gray pack on the PDA in Jamaica
       
And Leigh-Anne Pinnock celebrated her 6 year anniversary with fiancé Andre Gray in Jamaica on Saturday - where they are set to wed in the coming week. The Little Mix singer, 30, took to Instagram to share a loved-up snap which showed her passionately kissing the QPR striker, 30. A source told the publication: 'Leigh-Anne and Andre have been planning their special day for months and this week they will finally tie the knot. Leigh-Anne and Andre just want their closest network there to watch them say their vows.' It comes as she has just completed Little Mix's sold-out Confetti tour before Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jade take an indefinite break.
The secret to 'Top Gun: Maverick's epic football scene? Spray tans, protein bars and panic workouts
       
SAN DIEGO – During a thoughtful moment, "Top Gun: Maverick" star Glen Powell reflects on the action film's sweaty and sandy diversion, the already-famous dogfight football scene. "And I don't get the rules of dogfight football. He is correct: The first rule of the film's dogfight football is that it makes zero sense. "When anyone and everyone found out I was making this movie, they told me, 'You know you've got to have a volleyball scene. "Everyone had their calendar circled, with 'This is dogfight football day.
Bears were tortured in cages. Now rescued, they climb trees and eat lasagna.
       
Placeholder while article actions loadThe 22 Asiatic black bears had spent their entire lives locked in small metal cages at a South Korean breeding farm. In mid-March, Craig’s nonprofit organization rescued the shaggy bears — nicknamed “moon bears” for the yellow crescent-shaped markings on their chests. The bears weigh 150 to 200 pounds and are about half the size of moon bears in the wild because of years of malnutrition. “These bears can’t roll, they can’t move, they can’t shift, and they’re barely fed enough to keep them alive,” Craig said. “Now that the bile cages are gone, they’ve been moved to steel rebar cages that are suspended from the ground so their urine and feces will fall downward,” he said.
Forget FAANG, it's all about LVMH
       
But for luxury investors, it's more like strutting down the catwalk. But luxury spending is up 14% year to date, according to Bank of America aggregated US credit & debit card data. US luxury spending was 47% higher in 2021 than in pre-Covid 2019, while jewelry spending was 40% higher, according to Bank of America data. There was no correlation at all between the price of cryptocurrency and luxury spending. Luxury spending growth has been strongest amongst the higher-income cohort, up 26% year-over-year.
Exclusive: Italy eyes tighter terms in bad loan scheme extension
       
Since its 2016 launch, the 'GACS' scheme has helped Italian banks offload 96 billion euros ($103 billion) in bad debts by softening the hit from the disposals to their earnings. The guarantees lower risks for those investing in the securities, allowing banks to offload the debts at a smaller discount. COVID LOAN REPAYMENTSThe success of the GACS scheme in bridging the pricing gap between buyers and sellers has turned Italy into Europe's largest market for soured bank loans. Moody's Investors Service said in April that 15 out of 28 Italian bad loan securitisation deals it had analysed had undershot initial projections on collections, with a 35% median underperformance compared with the business plans. ($1 = 0.9320 euros)Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterEditing by Tomasz JanowskiOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Shanghai eases return to work, moves to support economy
       
China's commercial hub of Shanghai reported a broad decline in its economy last month as COVID-19 outbreaks prompted stringent restrictions and lockdowns, impacting manufacturing to retail sales and its property sector. City officials also announced an action plan - consisting of 50 policy measures - to boost the economy, aimed at helping enterprises and promoting consumption. "In short, we will do our best to help all kinds of enterprises... and work together to restore and revitalize Shanghai's economy," said Wu. "Although the pandemic had a great impact on Shanghai's economy and society... The long-term positive trend of Shanghai's economy has not changed."
Exclusive-Italy eyes tighter terms in bad loan scheme extension - sources
       
Since its 2016 launch, the 'GACS' scheme has helped Italian banks offload 96 billion euros ($103 billion) in bad debts by softening the hit from the disposals to their earnings. Rome could also consider reducing the portion of the senior tranche covered by the GACS state guarantees, currently at 100%. The guarantees lower risks for those investing in the securities, allowing banks to offload the debts at a smaller discount. Story continuesCOVID LOAN REPAYMENTSThe success of the GACS scheme in bridging the pricing gap between buyers and sellers has turned Italy into Europe's largest market for soured bank loans. Moody's Investors Service said in April that 15 out of 28 Italian bad loan securitisation deals it had analysed had undershot initial projections on collections, with a 35% median underperformance compared with the business plans.
2022 Indy 500: Start time, lineup, live stream, TV info for 106th running at Indianapolis
       
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is mere hours away as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring back a full house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500. Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2022 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:What time does the Indianapolis 500 start? Will there be a live stream of the Indianapolis 500? The Indy 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a total of 500 miles. (25) Stefan Wilson, ChevroletThis article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Indy 500 2022: Live stream, start time, TV schedule, lineup for race
The best jobs for teachers looking to work over summer break
       
If you want to earn some cash during your time off, these summer jobs for teachers fit the bill. OutschoolEver wish you could use your imagination to help kids learn in a less-traditional way? Teachers pay a commission only when your courses sell. If TutorOcean finds the students and provides the billing support, tutors pay a 20% commission to the platform. But, for teachers on summer break, that’s an advantage because there’s less competition for tutoring positions.
Column: SoCal Pro Circuit aims to revive Southern California’s rich tennis legacy
       
For junior and college players in Southern California, that path started in futures events overseen by the International Tennis Federation. Southern California. The SoCal Pro Circuit will start Monday at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. She also saw the importance of bringing back transitional-level pro events here. “One single thing will not be the cure-all, but the Pro Circuit Series could be a significant part of a new wave of opportunities,” Annacone said.
The strange, untold story of the King Soopers family fortune
       
When Lloyd King died in 1998 at 91, much of the $35 million family fortune was left to his surviving wife. King & Eleanor R. King Foundation — a quartet of powers that left some estate attorneys consulted by The Denver Post uneasy. “She was a very vulnerable person,” said Jeanette King, Lew’s ex-wife, who was once a close confidant of Eleanor’s. King & Eleanor R. King Foundation lacks a single member of the King family on its four-member board. “This is not the Lloyd and Eleanor King foundation,” said Jeanette King.
Colorado's backlog of COVID-delayed jury trials is shrinking, but lingers
       
The jury trial that attorney Jonathan Booker started last week was a long time coming. Statewide, the number of cases awaiting jury trials dropped from about 14,600 in 2021 to 11,200 earlier this month, said Rob McCallum, a spokesman for the Colorado Judicial Department. That’s longer than other recent years: in 2018, felony cases lasted an average 148 days, and in 2021, about 121 days. Typically, the state conducts only about 2,700 jury trials annually. In the 18th Judicial District, which covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties, the trial backlog is becoming more manageable, said District Attorney John Kellner.
Improving Investor Behavior: How long will a bear market last?
       
The S&P 500 is down about 17% as of Wednesday, May 25, narrowly avoiding the traditional definition of a bear market at negative 20%. The NASDAQ has already fallen well into bear market territory with a loss of about 28% year to date. The first is that, yes, a bear market and recession are very possible at this point. Second, the bear market will end at some point, and the negativity will reverse. We can hope for a short-lived bear market akin to those in 2020 (1.1 months) or 2018 (3.1 months).
As affordable housing deadline approaches, Connecticut towns’ response a mix of pushback and innovation — and one allegation of perpetuating segregation
       
Middletown, for instance, reported that 22.4% of its housing units already qualify as affordable; while Bristol is just under 15%. Wealthy Westport, for instance, is proposing to create an affordable housing trust fund that would operate a bit like an open space preservation fund. Westport’s planning and zoning commission is recommending the town set aside money each year to use for loans, grants and pre-development costs for creation of affordable housing. That strategy could “increase the supply of affordable units in Westport while maintaining the same density of development,” according to the plan. It proposed a housing trust fund to amass fees, grants and donations for affordable housing, and specifically suggests fees on zoning permits as well as an annual budget contribution.
Baby formula shortage hits Connecticut’s lower-income homes and families of color
       
In Connecticut, 88% of white parents start off breastfeeding their newborns, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For Black parents, that number is 84%, and for Hispanic parents, it’s 85%. AdvertisementThe disparities between Black and white parents are wider at the national level. Nationally, 85% of white parents start off breastfeeding, while 73% of Black parents do. Robyn Anderson, a pastor at Blackwell AME Zion Church in Hartford and co-founder of the Ministerial Health Fellowship, a health care advocacy network based in the state’s Black churches.
Newcastle Mexican restaurant celebrates 10th anniversary as turnpike expansion looms
       
A map of planned turnpike expansions, however, indicates the tradition of dining at La Luna might not last much longer. Each meal at La Luna starts with a complimentary order of homemade chips, queso and salsa. There's an app for that10-year-anniversary celebration during Cinco de MayoThe La Luna location in Newcastle celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. "I never realized, until I worked at a Mexican restaurant, how many people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Owner 'not going to relocate' despite turnpike expansion plansDespite its stature as a longstanding fixture in the community, La Luna now faces an uncertain future with the threat posed by the planned turnpike expansion.
Sheila Hancock: ‘Don’t let them tell you you’re old’
       
And when I opened it, a leather jacket fell to the ground.”Hancock in her Gucci leather jacket, once owned by her late husband John Thaw. I don’t feel well at this moment, do you know what I mean? Don’t let them tell you you’re old. John was earning more than me, but that [money] was his.”Hancock and John Thaw with daughters Melanie and Joanna in 1975. Hancock with daughters (l-r) Melanie, Joanna and Abigail at the memorial service for John Thaw at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, 2002.
‘We were always trying to push boundaries’: Jim Howick on breaking taboos, coping with life and the joy of dogs
       
When parents were struggling to find ways to entertain their kids at home, the BBC’s Horrible Histories was much in rotation on iPlayer. “Essentially, we became childcare,” says Howick, who was a part of the original Horrible Histories cast from 2009 to 2014. All of it was dealt with so deftly, never flinching’: in Netflix’s Sex Education with Rakhee Thakrar. All of it was dealt with so deftly, never flinching.”Making history: in Horrible Histories as Emperor Nero in the Rotten Romans. The dogs are essentially our children.” Howick continues, still speaking matter-of-factly.
Minister disputes claims No 10 pushed Sue Gray to dilute Partygate report
       
A senior minister has disputed claims Sue Gray was pressured to water down her report into law-breaking parties across Westminster, saying he is “absolutely confident” the investigation had been entirely independent. Earlier in the week, the Guardian revealed how Tory MPs feared there had been a “cover-up” over the Abba party, which Gray has admitted she did not fully investigate. Labour said Johnson needed to explain why figures in No 10 “interfered in an investigation he had claimed was independent and leant on Sue Gray”. Anneliese Dodds, the Labour party chair, said not enough Conservative MPs had decided yet whether to try to depose Johnson or put the Partygate scandal behind him. “We think that ultimately politics should be clean, it should be a force for good,” she said.
Top Gun: Maverick review – irresistible Tom Cruise soars in a blockbuster sequel
       
“I’m not a teacher,” Maverick insists, “I’m a fighter pilot.” But, of course, he can be both. Cue dog-fight training sequences played out to classic jukebox cuts, while thrusting young guns do 200 push-ups on the runway. “If I send him on this mission,” Cruise emotes, “he might not come back; if I don’t send him, he’ll never forgive me. Cruise has described making a Top Gun sequel as being like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet – which is exactly the kind of thing that Maverick would say. Yet working with director Joseph Kosinski (with whom Cruise made Oblivion) and scriptwriters including regular collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, he has done just that.
Woman who mistook stroke for hangover runs 10k to thank medical team
       
A mother-of-two who mistook a stroke for a hangover is gearing up for a 10k to thank the medical teams who helped her reclaim her life. Her stroke was spotted by her childhood friend, a nurse who called emergency services, sparking a dramatic helicopter-airlift to Cork University Hospital. “It was supposed to be my friend Natasha Flynn’s wedding but she cancelled because of Covid, and 30 of us went down to Kerry in June 2020 to celebrate anyway,” Ms Murray said. I got up, felt a little groggy and decided to have a painkiller and went back to bed. Glen Arrigan, one of Ms Murray’s clinical nurse specialists at CUH, which sees more than 600 stroke patients a year, described her recovery as “incredible”.
Andy Murray to face Jurij Rodionov at Surbiton as Wimbledon preparations step up
       
Andy Murray will step up his Wimbledon preparations on Monday when he faces Austria number one Jurij Rodionov in the first round of the Surbiton Trophy. The three-time grand slam winner is back at the ATP Challenger Tour event for the first time since 2004 after he elected to skip the ongoing French Open. Murray, who recently hit out at suggestions Wimbledon will be like an exhibition due to the lack of ranking points on offer this summer, will take on an opponent who has won two ATP Challenger titles this year and is ranked number 125 in the world. The Briton secured an impressive victory in three sets over Denis Shapovalov on May 3 to set up a much-anticipated clash with Novak Djokovic but had to pull out due to illness. Sunday is the official start day for the Surbiton Trophy, which was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but only qualifying will take place before the main draw begins on Monday, with Murray set to be the third match on centre court.
Dylan Llewellyn: ‘I want to go to the dark side for my next role – I’ve got it in me’
       
“I was trying to be undercover,” the Derry Girls star tells me. Unlikely duo Jack (Llewellyn) and Danny (Pointing) in ‘Big Boys’ (Channel 4)Jack’s other best pal is his mum, Peggy (Camille Coduri). Not so angelic: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn in ‘Derry Girls’ (Channel 4)When Llewellyn’s GCSE drama group won a competition to perform at London’s National Theatre, he was scouted and got an agent at just 16. He went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and had roles in Hollyoaks, Holby City and Call the Midwife, before his big break came with Derry Girls. There might be a few more delays before he arrives at the dark side; he’s a sweetheart to his core.
Cannes 2022 roundup: A welcome return filled with exhilaration, nerves and remarkable debuts
       
There was a strange mood at this year’s Cannes Festival. He argued that festival goers shouldn’t be gadding around at parties while the war in Ukraine was still raging. Without them, and without the red-carpet premieres, Cannes simply wouldn’t be Cannes. A much leaner music movie screening in Cannes was Ethan Coen’s admirably terse documentary, Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind. (Cannes Festival ran 17–28 May)
Will Colombia look left? Presidential race focuses on inequality, enduring violence
       
Is a peace generation coming of age in Colombia? For the very first time in the country's history, the left could come to power. AdvertisingWe ask about the many lives of candidate Gustavo Petro, a one-time rebel turned economist and mayor of Bogota. How radical a change do he and his running mate Francia Marquez represent? >> Watch our special programme: Colombia's peace deal generationDaily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning Subscribe
Francia Marquez, the Afro-Colombian rights activist campaigning for vice president of Colombia
       
If it prevails, Afro-Colombian environmental and human rights activist Francia Marquez would become vice president. As a vice-presidential candidate in the presidential election, she always chants the same message: "It's time to move from resistance to power!" Marquez is not the only Afro-Colombian candidate in this presidential election – there are also Caterine Ibarguen and Zenaida Martinez. This discrimination is reflected in Colombia's political life: There is only one Black woman in the government and only two are members of parliament. According to government findings, about 31 percent of the Afro-Colombian population lives in poverty, compared to 20 percent of the national population.
Mises Caucus Takes Control of Libertarian Party
       
A four-year battle for control of the Libertarian Party (L.P.) ended Saturday in Reno with a victory for the Mises Caucus at the party's national convention. While McArdle was the Mises Caucus candidate, the behind-the-scenes mastermind of its victory was caucus founder and leader Michael Heise. The Mises Caucus' foes have accused the faction of planning to stop running candidates against Republicans they like. The Mises Caucus has taken control of an estimated 35 state L.P.s and now the national party as well, so that project now rests in its hands. He denied trying to get a rise out of the Mises Caucus with his Mises quotes, saying merely that "it's important that all of us understand the foundations of libertarianism."
Before the Buffalo incident, 1 in 3 Black Americans worried about safety
       
Before a White shooter massacred 10 Black individuals in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store on May 14, 1 in 3 black Americans worried about safety. 36% of Asian adults, 22% of Hispanic adults, and 12% of White adults stated they took such steps. FBI data shows that black Americans are disproportionately targeted for hate crimes. Black adults are more likely than Hispanic and White individuals to regard gun violence and violent crime as serious problems. Inflation was the top issue for U.S. adults overall, but gun violence and violent crime were top concerns among Black adults.
Norm Macdonald had one last secret
       
Placeholder while article actions loadOn the afternoon of June 28, 2020, Norm Macdonald had an idea. Except for one thing: Whatever happened, Macdonald wanted to make sure his material was shown. Isn’t this a nice gift to get to be with Norm some more.”AdvertisementPeople like to say there was nobody like Norm Macdonald, and they say that because it’s true. “Norm Macdonald. And a month before he died, Macdonald told Hoekstra he wanted to watch the special they had shot.
Help (mostly) wanted: A diverging job market boosts some workers' prospects and puts others on notice
       
Job cuts for the first four months of the year were down 52% compared with the same period of 2021. Tech and other large employers are warning they need to keep costs down and are putting employees on notice. Demand snapped back more quickly than expected after those companies shed workers during the pandemic-induced sales plunges. Snap backThe companies leading job growth are the ones that were hit hardest early in the pandemic. Last month, Watson received a job offer to join the emerging talent and diversity division at Facebook, what he called one of his "dream companies."
Iran's energy export revenue up 60% in March-May versus a year ago
       
The Iranian flag waves in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Vienna, Austria May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File PhotoDUBAI, May 29 (Reuters) - Iran's energy export revenue is 60% higher in the first two months of the Iranian year (March 21 to May 21) compared to the same period a year ago, an official from the Iranian oil ministry told the ministry's SHANA news agency on Sunday. The official did not give a reason for the jump in revenue which comes as oil prices have nearly doubled from a year ago because of the war in Ukraine and the global post-pandemic economic recovery. The Iranian government says it continues to export oil despite U.S. sanctions re-imposed in 2018 after former U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from an agreement to restrain Iran's nuclear programme. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Dubai Newsroom Editing by Mark PotterOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Ancestry.com CEO Deborah Liu on Recruiting Women in Big Tech
       
That was especially true after Covid-19 felled many older family members, says Deborah Liu, CEO of Ancestry.com. That gave me the resilience to say, ‘I’m going to show them. I’m going to go to college on a scholarship.’ I had a lot of fight in me. Going public is not the destination we’re shooting for. But let’s work through this together.’When I joined Ancestry.com, we announced a return to work three days a week as of September 2021.
Colombians to vote for president amid generalized discontent
       
FILE - Presidential candidate Gustavo Petro of the Historical Pact coalition, waves to his supporters during a campaign rally in Fusagasuga, Colombia, May 11, 2022. The latest opinion polls suggest Petro, a former rebel, could get 40% of the votes, with a 15-point lead over his closest rival. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians emerging from the coronavirus pandemic will vote for their next president Sunday, choosing from six candidates who all promise various degrees of change amid rising inequality, inflation, violence and a discontent with the status quo. ADVERTISEMENTIt will be Petro’s third attempt to be the South America’s country president. Aware of voters’ corruption worries, real estate tycoon Rodolfo Hernández has placed the issue at the center of his campaign.
Mitch McConnell Never Puts America First
       
At age 80, McConnell, dubbed “the old crow” by Donald Trump, is holding his own against the former president. “If Trump is the nominee, he will run on removing McConnell as leader, and that is a certainty,” says Kessler. [House Minority Leader] Kevin McCarthy came back aboard [after criticizing Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection] and Trump forgave him. There’s no going back for McConnell.”A new book, Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned America, describes key moments when McConnell put personal ambition and party over country to do the lasting damage that could yet be his undoing. But one thing’s for sure: When given the choice to do the right thing for the country or the advantageous thing for himself, the old crow puts America second.
Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is sick and tired of all the losing, especially to Kansas City.
       
Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb, however, is more concerned about his mental health than how anybody might judge him. The rest of his body finally right, Chubb has humbly taken the smart move of going to work on the space between his ears. Heading into a critical season when he could either break the bank with a big new contract or see his ties broken with the Broncos, Job No. “Ninety percent of getting over injuries is mental,” Chubb said. My job is getting as many sacks as Bradley Chubb has ever had in the NFL.
Inside a Dem Senator’s Plan to Install His Son in Congress
       
“People in Hudson County have become very cynical about how politics operate here,” warned Hector Oseguera, a lawyer based in Union City—the senator’s hometown—who challenged Sires in 2020. The scion attended the private Hudson School in Hoboken, where tuition and fees top $25,000 a year, more than half the average Hudson County resident’s annual income. The great irony, according to insiders, is that for all the exertions to secure Menendez Jr. the Sires seat, the family’s original plan was not for him to run for Congress at all. In late 2020, word surfaced that Menendez Jr. was preparing to run against Fulop. After all, when Menendez Sr. got appointed to the Senate to replace former Gov.
House-bound Shanghai residents challenge China's 'zero-COVID' policy as cases drop
       
Coupled with a gradual easing of restrictions in Shanghai, it signalled that the worst is over in the twin outbreaks in China's most prominent cities. The authorities have promised to ease restrictions in June but some frustrated residents have confronted their local watchdogs. Residents from the upmarket neighbourhood took to the streets to decry lockdown restrictions imposed by their community rule enforcers. "We got the possibility of going out just because we were brave enough to protest,” Truszczynska said of her fellow residents. The triumphant story quickly spread on chat groups across the Chinese city, prompting other communities to do the same.
House-bound Shanghai residents challenge China's 'zero-COVID' policy as cases drop
       
The authorities have promised to ease COVID-19 restrictions in June as cases subside. But after two months of lockdown, some are already challenging the rules.
Can I Stop Isolating If I’m Still Testing Positive for the Virus?
       
What we knowStudies conducted before the emergence of Omicron demonstrated that people with Covid-19 were most likely to spread the virus in the few days before and after developing symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited these findings when explaining its decision to shorten its isolation guidelines late last year. Research also suggests that rapid antigen tests are most likely to be positive early in the course of illness, but there is considerable variation. That percentage declined over the following days, but an estimated 20 percent were still positive on Day 11, according to the study, which has not yet been published in a scientific journal. “That’s a pretty good indication that they’re likely to be infectious,” said Dr. Amy Barczak, an infectious disease expert at Massachusetts General Hospital, who found that 25 percent of people still had viable virus on Day Eight or beyond.
362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’
       
Wells High School, Portland, Ore. ‘The foundational skills for learning need to be retaught.’ Tierney Langdon, Grace Snell Middle School, Loganville, Ga. 362 School Counselors on the Pandemic’s Effect on Children: ‘Anxiety Is Filling Our Kids’ In a Times survey, counselors said students are behind in their abilities to learn, cope and relate. Jennifer Schlatter, an elementary school counselor in Brighton, Colo., said: “Anxiety is filling our kids right now. I can’t handle this by myself.”Virginia DeLong, who works with high school students in Norwich, Conn., said: “It’s just nonstop putting out fires with kids. In the last two decades, the role of school counselor has changed, from mostly providing academic guidance to teaching social-emotional learning to the whole school. “The smallest things will trigger an extreme emotional response that is disproportionate with the trigger,” said Stephanie Coombs, an elementary school counselor in Wagener, S.C.
UPDATE 1-Shanghai to cancel restrictions to resume work, introduce policies to support economy
       
(Updates with details, comment)SHANGHAI, May 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai authorities will cancel many conditions for businesses to resume work from Wednesday, a city official said on Sunday, easing a city-wide lockdown that began some two months ago, and will also introduce policies to support its battered economy. City officials said the measures to boost the economy aimed to help enterprises and promote consumption. "In short, we will do our best to help all kinds of enterprises... and work together to restore and revitalize Shanghai's economy," said Wu. "Although the pandemic had a great impact on Shanghai's economy and society... The long-term positive trend of Shanghai's economy has not changed."
During the pandemic, homeless people turned to the CTA for shelter. With housing limited, many remain there
       
AdvertisementCTA has long been a shelter of last resort for homeless riders, especially in cold weather and especially on the Red and Blue lines, which offer 24-hour service. CTA, for its part, partners with the city and service agencies to work with homeless riders, Hosinski said. Substance abuse and mental illness are not universal among homeless riders, but he said they are prevalent challenges. Guardino, of Thresholds, said a likely uptick in opioid use among homeless riders mirrors an uptick nationwide. Silas "Kodak" Ratcliff rides an escalator before getting on a Blue Line train at the Forest Park station on May 12, 2022.
With new $10 million state grant, East Hartford looks to buy and demolish decaying commercial buildings on Silver Lane
       
The town of East Hartford is hoping to acquire the dilapidated and mostly vacant Silver Lane Plaza strip mall property and level the buildings to make way for future development. “The Silver Lane plaza is a linchpin of Silver Lane.”The state Bond Commission on Thursday took less than a minute to unanimously approve $10 million in aid to rejuvenate the Silver Lane and the streets that branch off from it. East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh stands in front of the dilapidated and mostly abandoned Silver Lane Plaza strip mall Friday. Fields discount department store chain shut down in the late 1970s, wiping out what had been the anchor tenant in the Silver Lane Plaza. East Hartford Mayor Mike Walsh, left, and Development Director Eileen Buckheit stand in front of the dilapidated and mostly abandoned Silver Lane Plaza strip mall Friday.
As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remains
       
(Jae C. Hong / AP)But even as mass shootings continue unabated, in Washington one thing remains the same: Republicans and Democrats both agree there is little chance that legislation tightening gun laws will be passed by a narrowly divided Congress. But in 40 years of working to loosen gun laws, the NRA has largely set the cultural tone on the right and is still the most prominent. “The NRA is becoming really a shell of its former self,” said former NRA board member Rocky Marshall. The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gun sellers, spent over $4.8 million on lobbying last year, reaching parity with the NRA. AdvertisementFor gun owners who traveled from around the country for the convention, the NRA remains a lodestar.
A good time is par for the course at these miniature golf venues in Greater Columbus
       
Margaret QuammeSpecial to The Columbus DispatchSure, you can play miniature golf inside in the winter. margaretquamme@hotmail.comOlentangy Caverns1779 Home Road, DelawareHours: 9:30 a.m. to- 5 p.m. dailyAdmission: $4/gameContact: 740-548-7917, olentangycaverns.comIf it's a hot, sunny day out, head to the 18-hole course at Olentangy Caverns. Olentangy Mini Golf offers two well-maintained 18-hole courses. Contact: 614-792-1630, sportsohio.orgChallenge yourself to a game on a lovingly landscaped 18-hole course, complete with water features. If a round of mini golf spikes your interest further, you can also move on to a putting green, driving range and golf lessons.
Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade
       
Residents wearing face masks walk through the reopening shopping mall decorated with colorful flowers after being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in Beijing, Sunday, May 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)Residents wearing face masks walk through the reopening shopping mall decorated with colorful flowers after being closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in Beijing, Sunday, May 29, 2022. Coupled with a gradual easing of restrictions in Shanghai, it signaled that the worst is over in the twin outbreaks in China’s most prominent cities. The lockdowns and other restrictions under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy have increasingly frustrated residents as they see other countries ease up and re-open their borders. Shanghai had the most non-imported cases, with 122, and Beijing had 21.
Shanghai takes further steps towards reopening, Beijing eases COVID curbs
       
Bus services within the Pudong New Area, home to Shanghai’s largest airport and the main financial district, will fully resume by Monday, officials said. Plaza 66, an upscale mall in central Shanghai that hosts Louis Vuitton and other luxury brands, reopened on Sunday. Shanghai has already allowed key manufacturers in the auto industry, life sciences, chemicals and semiconductors to resume production since late April. The districts of Fangshan and Shunyi will end work-from-home rules, while public transport will largely resume in the two districts as well as in Chaoyang, the city’s largest. Shanghai reported just over 100 daily COVID cases on Sunday, while Beijing recorded 21, both mirroring a nationwide downtrend.
Shanghai to ease some COVID testing requirements from June 1
       
– Shanghai will ease COVID-19 testing requirements from June 1 for people who want to enter public areas or use public transport to encourage work resumption and a return to normal life, a city official said on Sunday. There will be no testing changes, however, for people who want to leave the city. People who want to leave Shanghai will still need to show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours and a negative antigen test within 24 hours. As before, they will be exempted from taking an antigen test if they can show a negative PCR test from the last 24 hours, Yin said. The adjustments to the testing requirements were made to “promote epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development, and resume work and a return to normal life,” she said.
Marika Koroibete leads Wild Knights to inaugural League One title
       
Marika Koroibete led Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights to the Japanese club rugby union title on Sunday as the ambitious rebranded league ended a stop-start debut season marred by coronavirus outbreaks. The Wallabies player scored a first-half try as Saitama edged All Black Damian McKenzie's Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 in the Japan Rugby League One final on a sweltering afternoon at Tokyo's National Stadium.
Colombians head to the polls for first round of presidential vote
       
Colombians vote Sunday in a first round of presidential elections, with a leftist poised for victory for the first time in the country's troubled history. Polls show that many Colombians are pinning their hopes on Gustavo Petro, an ex-guerrilla and former mayor of Bogota, to address poverty, rural violence, urban crime and endemic corruption. "I do not vote because it is always the criminals who win," 30-year-old street vendor Andrea Perez told AFP. The campaign has been marred by suspicions of fraud following counting irregularities reported in a primary voting round in March, and Petro on Friday expressed fresh concerns about the software used by Colombia's vote count body. Five presidential candidates were assassinated by opponents, drug traffickers or paramilitary groups in Colombia in the 20th century.
Val Kilmer Is Confirmed To Be a “Huge Part” of Disney+’s Willow Series
       
Disney’s Star Wars Celebration pep rally in Anaheim kicked off on in an unexpected way. The initial absence of Kilmer is not too surprising, given the actor’s current battle with throat cancer. Entertainment, executive producer Kasdan confirmed that, yes, Kilmer and his character, the Han Solo-ish rogue Madmartigan, is part of the new series. “Val’s a huge part of this, and the first conversation I had, when Warwick and I got the greenlight to do this, was with Val,” Kasdan said. Willow begins streaming on Disney+ on November 30.
Have I gotten too old to continue my pre-pandemic life?
       
My old life was put on ice, to be picked back up where I’d left off at any minute. Suddenly, in the clubs I’d been excited to get back to, I was so old. Is there a more humbling retort in this world than telling someone how old they are? But I think the real pain comes from not getting over it, if I wanted to, in my own time. This article first appeared on Vogue.co.ukAlso read:“Pandemic life has made it clear nothing is set in stone”: one year into lockdown, students around the world discuss their mental healthHow pandemic life rejigged our definition of happinessThe great pandemic burnout
Filippo Ricci on the evolution of his family’s Italian luxury brand, Stefano Ricci
       
“You either understand and love the brand, and even wear Stefano Ricci socks,” says Niccolò Ricci, chief executive of his father’s namesake luxury house, “Or you don’t understand the brand at all.”We’re having dinner outside. Courtesy of Stefano RicciHow significant is Asia as a market for Stefano Ricci today? As the wearer, you know you are wearing Stefano Ricci, and you appreciate the quality for your own pleasure. It’s better for these celebrities to tell their friends about Stefano Ricci than for us to use their public image. You launched Stefano Ricci Luxury Tech two years ago, what’s next for that active line?
“You And I Always End Up Somewhere In Dramatic Moments”: Elvis Director Baz Lurhmann In Conversation With His Friend And Collaborator Miuccia Prada
       
MP: “Of course it is.”BL: “It’s a reflection of now, and I think you do the same with your own work. You’re not still searching.”MP: “Also, I have a problem, because now the world is really out there, huge, different races, different communities, different religions, different cultures. Nobody could really travel, we couldn’t get out there in the world and plug in, and usually there’s a reset period. In that sense, of course, we feel uncertain and questioning, trying to look, trying to understand. And after Covid, for me, people are divided into the ones who understood something and the ones who didn’t.
Why the cryptocurrency price collapse offers hope for slowing climate change
       
The amount of computing power dedicated to this effort is referred to as the network’s hash rate. With the bitcoin price falling, the financial incentive to waste energy for mining bitcoin should be lower. But, surprisingly, the network’s hash rate (and carbon footprint) remains very close to its all-time high, averaging around 200 quintillion hashes per second. Besides bitcoin mining price predicaments, there are other potential tipping points to consider. These communities also tend to face the sharp end of the climate crisis, which crypto mining fuels.
Parents may be able to vaccinate their youngest tots by the end of June, experts say. Here's what to know.
       
Parents inched closer to being able to vaccinate their youngest children against COVID-19 last week when Pfizer and German partner BioNTech announced their vaccine for kids under 5 appears to be safe and effective. The companies have been testing their COVID-19 vaccine in this age group since last year. Their research suggested two shots would not be enough to prevent illness during the omicron outbreak, so the companies added a third shot to the regimen.
Americans' erratic relationship with religion will be tested again after abortion ruling, experts say
       
The tumult of the past two years has made more Americans examine their relationship with religion. Now, as the Supreme Court weighs a decision that could lead to overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, some experts think it could lead even more Americans to move away from organized religion. Nearly 30% of Americans reported they were religiously unaffiliated in 2021 and that group - known as "the nones" - has increased by 10 percent in the past decade, according to the Pew Research Center. As the number of nones rise, the percentage of Americans who identify with Christianity has significantly decreased. While Christians still make up the religious majority, the percentage of Christians has decreased 15 percentage points between 2007 and 2021.
Novak Djokovic offers help to Boris Becker in prison
       
Asked about the Becker situation, Djokovic replied, “Even when we stopped working, our relationship kept going in a right way. “I'm just very sad that someone I know so well, and of course someone that is a legend of our sport, is going through what he's going through. “In terms of the government, yes, I heard the news,” said Djokovic in relation to last weekend’s Australian election. “But I don't know anything about whether my visa is going to be reinstated or whether I'm going to be allowed to come back to Australia. “I don't know what's gonna happen, if he's gonna stay in the box or not, but I don't care.
Beijing and Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade
       
Shoppers returned to the malls of Beijing on Sunday as the Chinese capital relaxed pandemic restrictions after declaring a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak effectively under control. Coupled with a gradual easing of restrictions in Shanghai, it signaled that the worst is over in the twin outbreaks in China’s most prominent cities. The lockdowns and other restrictions under China’s “zero-COVID” strategy have increasingly frustrated residents as they see other countries ease up and reopen their borders. Shanghai had the most non-imported cases, with 122, and Beijing had 21. Opinion Opinion: The catastrophic success of China’s zero-COVID policy China’s leaders are clinging to their disastrous zero-COVID policy, because it worked in 2020.
Could higher gas prices help the LIRR?
       
Could higher gas prices help the LIRR? More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the Long Island Rail Road is carrying fewer riders than expected. The railroad's weekend ridership, however, has been growing. Newsday’s Alfonso Castillo reports. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost
Huntington's organic community garden has yielded harvests and friendships for 50 years
       
An experiment in organic community gardening in the Town of Huntington is still thriving 50 years on and growing friendships along the way. From March to November, gardeners from across the town descend upon the Robert M. Kubecka Memorial Organic Garden and the Clifford Soergel Memorial Outreach Garden in Greenlawn, where farming dreams come alive for $25 or less. Tara Sammis, who has had a plot in the Kubecka garden for four years, said it was an opportunity she seized upon to plant sun-loving flowers, pollinator plants, and perennial herbs. He oversaw the organic garden from 1973 to 1976, helping residents learn to grow their own vegetables without pesticides. Each season Soergel would take up to 6,000 pounds of fresh produce to the poor.
Why turkey hunting is on a drastic decline
       
Dave GolowenskiSpecial to The Columbus DispatchThe spring turkey season came to a withered end in most of the state, including central Ohio, last Sunday. That’s 2,680 fewer, a decline of 18.5%, than reported during spring 2021 and 5,290 fewer, a drop of 31%, than the three-year average. That means this year’s seasonal limit of a single bird covers much of the decline in numbers from a year ago. Hunter participation, which has been decreasing for a variety of reasons, including an aging hunter base and fewer places to hunt, can be added to the mix of factors affecting the spring turkey take. Another successful turkey hatch might increase numbers sufficiently to attract more hunters to the spring woods in coming years, particularly if the bird population recovers enough to allow the taking of a second spring turkey.
As the pandemic ebbs, long-haul Covid still drains patients and confounds doctors
       
The problem with long Covid is it’s like the problem of hypertension or another illness that is in the future. Estimates on how many Covid survivors develop long Covid range from 10% to 30%. There has also not been enough research on what treatments are effective against long Covid, Emanuel said. “If there were no long Covid or one in 2,000 people got long Covid who had an acute infection”, Emanuel said he would not worry about masking. She now treats people with long Covid, who present a range of issues, including balance problems and neuropathy in legs and feet.
How a rank amateur can climb to Everest Base Camp (and why it's worth the tears and queues)
       
When the moment came, I held back tears, surprisingly overcome by emotion as I gazed upward, in a starstruck daze. I felt relieved, in awe, and blessed in equal measure. It was the accumulation of three years of preparation (including two Covid postponements), almost 40 miles of walking through the world’s most famous mountain range, and persistent doubts that we’d even make it at all. Rip up all plansOur journey had begun in bustling Kathmandu. The capital of Nepal is a whirlwind of mopeds, fraying infrastructure and knock-off outdoor gear.
First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting - U.S.
       
GENEVA – Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the U.N. health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The breakthrough – amendments to Article 59 of the IHR that will speed up the implementation of reforms – came after early opposition from Africa and others was overcome this week. Sheba Crocker, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, hailed as “a significant achievement” the initial amendments and an agreement on establishing a working group to consider targeted, substantive amendments. “An updated, modernized IHR will help all countries and will ensure we have the information, resources, capacity, and transparency needed to address future global health crises,” she said in a statement.
N.Korea reports 89,500 more people with fever symptoms amid COVID outbreak - KCNA
       
SEOUL – North Korea reported 89,500 more people showing fever symptoms, but no new deaths on Sunday amid the country’s first confirmed coronavirus outbreak, state media KCNA said.
COVID-19 tracker: New cases in Tokyo fall for 16th straight day
       
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 2,194 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the daily total falling by 1,123 from a week earlier, down for the 16th day in a row. In the Japanese capital, four new COVID-related deaths were reported, while the number of severely ill patients under the metropolitan government’s criteria stood at three, unchanged from the previous day.
End of an era: Korea’s pandemic leaders leave office after long battle
       
With no playbook to go by, these three health leaders worked from scratch to keep the country safer. Jeong Eun-kyeongOn the left: Jeong Eun-kyeong speaks at one of the early government COVID-19 briefings on Feb. 2, 2020. On the right: Jeong speaks during a briefing held Feb. 14. (KDCA)Day one of Korea’s COVID-19 crisis was Jan. 20, 2020, when the first patient was detected at an airport screening. He served as the vice health minister for nearly two years in the aftermath of MERS, and then as the president of the ministry’s Health Industry Development Institute.
Zheng Qinwen: Five things to know about China's new tennis sensation
       
Advertising Read moreThe 19-year-old beat 2018 French Open winner Simona Halep in the second round at Roland Garros. - Federer 'weapon' -Zheng is one of the "Li Na generation" of young players who took up tennis after the success of China's first Grand Slam singles champion, who won the French Open in 2011 when Zheng was eight. "The future cannot be predicted, the past cannot be changed," she wrote on Weibo on the eve of the French Open. - Rising star -Zheng has been racing up the WTA rankings since the start of 2021 having won 60 of her last 79 matches at all levels. Zheng broke into the top 100 in February and is projected to move inside the top 70 for the first time after the French Open.
Pregnant Michelle Williams Wraps Her Baby Bump in Florals at Cannes Film Festival Premiere
       
"It's totally joyous," Michelle Williams previously raved of her pregnancy news, announcing that she and husband Thomas Kail are expecting their second child togetherCANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27: Michelle Williams attends the screening of "Showing Up" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 27, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Lionel Hahn/Getty Images)CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27: Michelle Williams attends the screening of "Showing Up" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 27, 2022 in Cannes, France. The Golden Globe winner, 41, debuted her growing baby bump Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet for her new drama, Showing Up, after announcing her third pregnancy earlier this month. The world we brought a baby into is not the world we thought we were bringing a baby into, but the baby is ignorant of that. RELATED VIDEO: Michelle Williams Is Pregnant, Expecting Third Baby: 'Good Fortune Is Not Lost on Me'"There's nothing that makes you committed to a better world than raising a great kid.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals He and Justin Mikita Are Expecting Second Baby: 'We're Expanding Our Family'
       
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita are already parents to son Beckett Mercer, who they welcomed in July 2020Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals He and Justin Mikita Are Expecting Second Baby: 'We're Expanding Our Family'Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita will soon be a family of four! The Modern Family actor, 46, revealed in a video shared on Instagram Friday that he and his husband are expecting another baby. The Take Me Out actor then hinted at his second child's due date, stating that he and Mikita's 22-month-old son, Beckett Mercer, will become a big brother "this fall." Ferguson welcomed Beckett with Mikita, 36, on July 7, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, Ferguson chatted with PEOPLE about his young son and how, like his father, he "loves to perform as well."
Prince William Takes the Salute at the Colonel's Review — the Last Rehearsal Before Trooping the Colour
       
On Saturday, the Duke of Cambridge took on the role of leading the Colonel's Review — a military rehearsal for the Queen's upcoming birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge rides a horse as he arrives at the Colonel's Review at Horse Guards Parade in London on May 28, 2022. - The Colonel's Review is identical to Trooping the Colour, the Queen's annual birthday parade. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge salutes as he rides a horse across the parade ground during the Colonel's Review at Horse Guards Parade in London on May 28, 2022. Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge rides across the parade ground during the Colonel's Review at Horse Guards Parade in London on May 28, 2022.
Ray Liotta's Fiancée Jacy Nittolo Says Actor 'Was Everything in the World to Me' After His Death
       
A source told PEOPLE that Jacy Nittolo was with fiancé Ray Liotta at the time of his deathRay Liotta's Fiancée Jacy Nittolo Says Actor 'Was Everything in the World to Me' After His DeathRay Liotta's Fiancée Jacy Nittolo Says Actor 'Was Everything in the World to Me' After His Death. Ray Liotta's Fiancée Jacy Nittolo Says Actor 'Was Everything in the World to Me' After His Death. Ray Liotta's fiancée Jacy Nittolo is remembering the actor after his death at 67. Then writing that Liotta "was everything in the world to me," Nittolo continued, "We couldn't get enough of each other. RELATED VIDEO: Ray Liotta, Goodfellas Actor and Emmy Winner, Dead at 67This past November, Liotta opened up to PEOPLE about growing closer with Nittolo during isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kelly Osbourne's Ups and Downs: Weight Loss, Sobriety, More
       
Over the years, Kelly Osbourne has shared her struggles and successes surrounding her sobriety, weight loss and other personal moments. Once I got sober and I gained weight uncontrollably, it was insane. “I lost, like, I want to say 35 pounds, 40 pounds, and then I stopped losing weight,” she told Us. One year after beginning the 12-step process, she reflected on her ups and downs in a candid Instagram post. Scroll below to see the reality TV personality’s ups and downs throughout the years:
Where Are the ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Alums Now?
       
After 16 successful seasons, Fox’s summer reality mainstay So You Think You Can Dance has continually launched several of its contestants into dance stardom. “Each season, the talent on So You Think You Can Dance reaches new levels and continues to create the most incredible routines,” Rob Wade, the network’s president of alternative entertainment and specials, said in a press release in January 2019. “I have been such a fan of the show for many, many years,” the Glee alum told Playbill ahead of the season premiere. Contestants from the long-running show have ventured on to other pursuits, from Broadway and Cirque du Soleil to Dancing With the Stars. Scroll down to get updates on So You Think You Can Dance fan-favorite contestants who’ve become bona fide stars:
Celebrity Weddings of 2022: Stars Who Got Married
       
Whether they went with a secret, private wedding ceremony or an all-out extravaganza, these celebrity couples all have one thing in common — they’re married. He and British model Saffron Vadher got engaged in November 2020. Peth and Vadher went public with their relationship in March 2020. One day later, Jordan Kimball, who appeared in the third season of the tropical reality show, married Christina Creedon in a Houston, Texas, ceremony. “I watch [the video] like every 30 minutes.”Scroll down to see more celebrity couples who had weddings in 2022:
Cheryl Burke, Matthew Lawrence’s Divorce: Everything We Know
       
Cheryl Burke and Matthew Lawrence’s relationship had many ups and downs before they called it quits in January 2022 — and their divorce process is no different. “I’ve never seen Cheryl so happy and so at peace,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly in February 2017. I don’t know where I would be without him,” Burke said on Good Morning America in October 2020. “When you make a decision, a big decision, a life-altering decision, your friends will change. Scroll through for more on Burke and Lawrence’s split and ongoing divorce:This is an ongoing article originally published in March 2022 and last updated on Monday, March 21.
Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen's Relationship Timeline
       
Natasha Lyonne brought out ex-boyfriend Fred Armisen when she hosted the Saturday Night Live season 47 finale just one month after confirming their breakup. “You know, Freddie and I, we dated for seven years,” Lyonne told the audience. “I had been there living [in Los Angeles] with Fred and during COVID,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in an April feature. Lyonne has previously been linked to comedian Michael Rapaport and The Equalizer actor Adam Goldberg. Scroll down to see Lyonne and Armisen’s complete timeline:
Monaco Grand Prix Preview: Charles Leclerc’s Jinx, F1’s Future at the Track
       
The Monaco Grand Prix is the crown jewel of Formula One. IMAGO / HochZweiHere are some of the top storylines heading into the Monaco Grand Prix. Just earlier this month at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, Leclerc crashed the iconic 1974 Ferrari driven by three-time champion Niki Lauda. It showed at the Spanish Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton climbed from P19 (after colliding with Kevin Magnussen) to P5 and Russell finished P3 after defending eventual Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez for a significant number of laps. But you know, everything does evolve over time,” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said ahead of the Miami Grand Prix.
Jerry Jones: CeeDee Lamb Is An Upgrade Over Amari Cooper as Cowboys WR1
       
The Cowboys reshaped their wide receiver room in the offseason, trading Amari Cooper to the Browns to create cap space. By doing so, Dallas put third-year wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in position to be the team’s No. Despite the loss, owner Jerry Jones doesn’t think the Cowboys will take a step back offensively. Asked whether he is capable of taking that next step, Lamb said this is something that he has been preparing for all his life. I’ve been ready.”Last year, Lamb led the team in receiving with 1,102 receiving yards and 79 catches with six touchdowns in 16 games.
French Open Midterm Grades
       
We also regret to report the removal of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from the menu. Midway through the seven-course meal that is the 2022 French Open, we pause to mix metaphors and hand out midterm grades. Can Carlos Alcaraz build on his breakout Madrid Open win with his first major title? Jo-Wilfried Tsonga: Frenchman plays his final match. But also for the abundance of grace he showed playing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
How to Make a Microphone … From a Face Mask
       
I know everyone is sick of this pandemic, but I'm going to suggest that you keep your face mask. This is a nice feature in normal times, but when these drops can carry the Covid-19 virus, you probably want that mask. The primary goal of the microphone is to detect this changing pressure wave in the air and convert that to a changing voltage. Once you have a changing voltage, you can use this to make an electric current and send it through some wires. But exactly how do you transform an oscillation in the air to an electric voltage?
Finding a PlayStation 5 Is About to Get Easier
       
If you still haven't been able to get your paws on a PlayStation 5 (and you are not alone) then get ready to join the party. According to a Reuters report of the call, Ryan says Sony hopes to produce 18 million consoles in 2022, compared to 11.5 in 2021. Tune into the live broadcast to see trailers and teasers for new PlayStation titles, as well as updates on games coming to PlayStation VR2. Watch This, GoogleIf you're one of the millions of people who own a Samsung Galaxy Watch4, glance at your wrist real quick and check your notifications. Our own Julian Chokkattu reviewed the Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic last year.
2022 Cannes awards winners revealed for the Palme d'Or, Best Actress
       
Keough's Cannes victory came days after Baz Luhrmann debuted his Elvis biopic about her grandfather, while Ruben Östlund snagged his second Palme d'Or prize for Triangle of Sadness. The most prestigious film festival in the world has anointed a new crop of winners — and potential awards contenders as the 2022 Oscars race takes shape. Broker 'Broker' star Song Kang-ho won Best Actor at the 2022 Cannes awards. Riley Keough attends the photocall for "War Pony" during the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.. MAY 21st 2022. Credit: Matrix/MediaPunch **FOR USA ONLY; CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 27: South Korean actor Song Kang-Ho poses during a photocall for the film Broker (Les Bonnes Etoiles) at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 27, 2022. (Photo by Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 2022 Cannes awards winners Riley Keough and Song Kang-Ho | Credit: Matrix/MediaPunch; Mustafa Yalcin/Anadolu Agency via GettySee the list of 2022 Cannes awards winners from the main competition below.
Sorry, Willow fans, Val Kilmer is not in the new Disney+ series
       
Sorry, Willow fans, Val Kilmer is not in the new Disney+ seriesWillow type MovieMadmartigan lives on — just not onscreen. Despite confusing reports from Thursday's Star Wars Celebration, Val Kilmer's rogue swordsman is not in the forthcoming Disney+ series Willow, EW has learned. WILLOW, Val Kilmer, 1988, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection; (L-R): Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) and (Graham Hughes) in Lucasfilm's WILLOW exclusively on Disney+. Val Kilmer in the 1988 film version of 'Willow'; Warwick Davis in Disney+'s upcoming 'Willow' series | Credit: MGM/courtesy Everett Collection; Lucasfilm Ltd. Speaking to Yahoo Entertainment about the 1988 film at the Star Wars Celebration, Davis credited Kilmer with helping him get through filming.
Is New York Ready for Recession?
       
But a close look at some key data suggest that New York families and companies are about to get walloped by rising food and fuel prices, a slumping stock market and the looming possibility of a devastating economic recession. So we’re way behind the rest of the country,” says Greg David, a writer at The City who spent 35 years at Crain’s New York Business reporting on the local economy. But the current plunge in the stock market means hundreds of billions of dollars are being lost. In the event of a recession, such choices will be a source of great anger when the hard times arrive. “With rising inflation, still-too-high unemployment, a declining stock market, and so much long-term uncertainty, our economy is facing headwinds.
‘You Haven’t Heard the Last of the B-52s’: America’s Favorite Party Band Tries to Say Goodbye
       
I’m one of the ones in the band that really loves being on the road, but I also love being home. Fred and I always said, “We gotta tour with them.” So I think it’s just going to be a great party. Changing the set list is like Congress passing a bill; everybody wants their songs or their favorite songs to perform. Any of the songs, “Love Shack,” all our songs are pretty fast and furious, but you just have to recreate it each time. I was going to ask, “What does the B-52s retirement plan look like,” but it sounds like there isn’t one.
Major League Pickleball Makes Its New York Debut on Wall Street
       
The league kicks off the year on June 3-5 at Dreamland, an 86-acre venue in Dripping Springs, Texas. During this three-day tournament, teams play a women’s doubles game, a men’s doubles game, followed by two mixed doubles games. If two teams are tied after these four games, a tiebreaker is played, involving all four players on each team. The official rule book was published in 1984 and the governing body of the sport, USA Pickleball was formed in 2005. The format between the draft and multiple events is great, some real intrigue, and we’re super excited to be part of it.”In addition to the MLP, there are two domestic professional pickleball tours: the Association of Pickleball Professionals (APP) and the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA).
Breaking International News & Views
       
Shanghai to lift 'unreasonable' curbs on firms, Beijing eases restrictions, article with galleryShanghai said on Sunday "unreasonable" curbs on businesses will be removed from June 1 as it looks to lift its COVID-19 lockdown, while Beijing reopened parts of its public transport as well as some malls and other venues as infections stabilised. 8:29 AM UTC . Updated undefined ago
Anger, feelings of hopelessness even as Shanghai aims to end Covid lockdown
       
Residents have cited the economic impact as one of many reasons the lockdown has affected their mental health. As the Shanghai lockdown began this spring, local searches for “psychological counseling” on the Chinese search engine Baidu increased more than 250 percent compared with the same 30-day period a year earlier, according to Baidu Index. In a survey by Data-Humanism, a blog about data journalism, about 40 percent of Shanghai residents surveyed in mid-April reported having depressive tendencies in the previous two weeks of lockdown. “Nobody was unaffected,” George Hu, president of the Shanghai International Mental Health Association, told NBC News. “I’m still under lockdown, but you say the hustle and bustle is coming back.
JPMorgan employees describe growing 'paranoia' as the company tracks their office attendance, calls, calendars, and more — with one worker even installing a 'mouse jiggler' to evade 'Big Brother'
       
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. At JPMorgan Chase, employees say watchful eyes are everywhere. JPMorgan tracks a variety of data about employeesThe bank tracks a variety of workplace-related data about hundreds of thousands of workers' communications and activities throughout the day. For all the details on how JPMorgan Chase's WADU system works and what kinds of data it tracks about employees, read Insider's full story here. Are you an employee at JPMorgan Chase?
Greater Hartford’s home buying market is tight. Here are 10 towns and cities where you might have a better chance of finding a house.
       
Home sales are slowing in greater Hartford, but properties on the market can still draw multiple bids. In the first four months of this year, the median sale price — in which half the sales are above, half below — rose more than 4% to $302,500 from $289,900. Klepper-Smith said he believes there is a 50-50 chance of recession in the next year, according to his latest forecast. GranbyNew listings: 49Change from 2021: -2%Sales: 37Change from 2021: -21%AdvertisementMedian Sale Price: $370,000Change from 2021: -1%Population: 11,361Median household income: $121,250Area (square miles): 41Tolland celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2015. >Change from 2021: +1%Median Sale Price: $290,000Change from 2021: +14%Population: 28,859AdvertisementMedian household income: $92,199Area (square miles): 30SOURCES: Greater Hartford Association of Realtors, SmartMLS, AdvanceCT, CTData Collaborative
Koroibete stars in end to stop-start Japanese rugby season
       
Tokyo (AFP) – Marika Koroibete led Saitama Wild Knights to the Japanese club rugby union title on Sunday as the ambitious rebranded league ended a stop-start debut season marred by coronavirus outbreaks. Advertising Read moreThe Wallabies player scored a first-half try as Saitama edged All Black Damian McKenzie's Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath 18-12 in the Japan Rugby League One final on a sweltering afternoon at Tokyo's Olympic stadium. The new league endured a difficult first season with virus outbreaks forcing no fewer than 18 first-division matches to be cancelled, including the showpiece season opener. Saitama and Suntory ensured the season would end on a high note after a tight encounter in the final, with Koroibete outshining his Sungoliath opponents McKenzie and Kerevi. Saitama had a try chalked off in the 11th minute but Koroibete streaked through to touch down just before the half-hour mark.
Yankees drop struggling Joey Gallo to No. 9 hole
       
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Joey Gallo snapped an 0-for-20 skid on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to stop his fall down the Yankees’ lineup. 9 spot for the first time this season on Saturday against Corey Kluber and the Rays at Tropicana Field. Joey Gallo Getty ImagesIt marked the first time Gallo has hit ninth since 2017, his first full season in the big leagues, when he batted last in the lineup 20 times for the Rangers. He had a big hit [Friday] in his first at-bat to kind of get us going a little bit. It came on a four-seam fastball, a pitch that Gallo is hitting .290 against this season with a .677 slugging percentage, according to Baseball Savant.
Shanghai to ease some COVID testing requirements from June 1
       
REUTERS/Aly SongMay 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai will ease COVID-19 testing requirements from June 1 for people who want to enter public areas or use public transport to encourage work resumption and a return to normal life, a city official said on Sunday. There will be no testing changes, however, for people who want to leave the city. People who want to leave Shanghai will still need to show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours and a negative antigen test within 24 hours. As before, they will be exempted from taking an antigen test if they can show a negative PCR test from the last 24 hours, Yin said. The adjustments to the testing requirements were made to "promote epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development, and resume work and a return to normal life," she said.
Air Travelers Face Cancellations Over Memorial Day Weekend
       
Travelers walk past a United Airlines ticketing counter at Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado on Thursday. via Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. AdvertisementDelta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend.
Lagarde Prepares for ECB Liftoff With Yet More Record Inflation
       
Out of the four biggest economies in the euro region, only Spain won’t show a quickening in inflation. Those data will emerge against the backdrop of a vigorous public discussion on interest rates by ECB officials whose window to speak out before the June 9 decision will close on Thursday. He also expressed ambitions for at least three moves to get ECB rates above zero before the end of the year, in an interview with Spiegel released on Friday. ECB Vice President Luis de Guindos told Bloomberg Television last week that the outlook won’t be “very different” from that of the European Commission. “Dealing with a supply shock is a great deal more difficult than dealing with a demand shock.”Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2022 Bloomberg L.P.
Six picks for your weekend: ‘Fancy Nancy,’ ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ a ‘Top Gun’ spoof and more
       
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SoCal’s secret birding spot where you can watch 130 species fly though
       
3 things to do this week(Ross May / Los Angeles Times; Getty Images)1. (Illustration by Ross May / Los Angeles Times; photos by Getty Images)3. “Frequent shallow watering just encourages the roots to stay near the surface, which will spell disaster when the weather gets hot,” according to this L.A. Times story. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)Lilacs really aren’t a California thing, but try telling that to Gary Parton. Consider subscribing to the Los Angeles Times Your support helps us deliver the news that matters most.
Rodrick Pleasant lives up to the hype, claims state titles in 100 and 200 meters
       
Rodrick Pleasant certainly lived up to expectations Saturday in the CIF state track and field championships at Buchanan High. Once again, Pleasant took control from the start and won on 20.56. As he had 24 hours earlier, Pleasant started his day by anchoring the Cavaliers’ 400 relay team, which took second behind Central. Carson junior Reign Redmond, left, wins the girls’ 100-meter state title by one-hundredth of a second over Gardena Serra’s Brazil Neal. Serra won the girls’ team championship with 37 points.
How ‘Animal Crossing’ and the pandemic informed Takashi Murakami’s new Broad show
       
Takashi Murakami’s new exhibition at the Broad museum includes painting, sculpture, immersive environments and augmented reality works. These days, Murakami’s work has been concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic. Murakami’s work is also about creative transformation in the wake of crisis. The Broad exhibition includes all of the museum’s 12 Murakami holdings as well as six loans — 18 works in all. They’re guarding the Murakami works inside the gallery.
Pacific nations ‘very positive’ on re-engagement, PM says – as it happened
       
From 1h ago 07.13 Pacific ‘very positive’ on Australian re-engagement, Albanese saysSouth Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement”, Australia’s new prime minister has said, as China undertakes a region-wide diplomatic offensive that is raising concerns among western powers, AAP reports. Wang, who began his South Pacific tour on Thursday in Solomon Islands, is expected to discuss a wide-ranging draft agreement and five-year plan that would dramatically expand security and economic cooperation with South Pacific nations. Here’s a recap of what we learned today: Anthony Albanese has said South Pacific nations have been “very positive” about Canberra’s “re-engagement” as China undertakes a region-wide diplomatic offensive that is raising concerns among western powers. All residents in Western Australia and South Australia can receive a free flu jab in June. Wang, who began his South Pacific tour on Thursday in Solomon Islands, is expected to discuss a wide-ranging draft agreement and five-year plan that would dramatically expand security and economic cooperation with South Pacific nations.
Boris Johnson, the party animal, has vomited over standards in public life | Andrew Rawnsley
       
Now try to picture scenes of all-night boozing, puking, punch-ups, vandalism and law-breaking at Number 10 under any other prime minister. When that person is Mr Johnson, you get a culture of selfish, arrogant, entitled, amoral, narcissistic rule-breaking that combines, in the true spirit of the Bullingdon Club, snobbery with yobbery. The Commons has only gone part of the way by referring Mr Johnson to the privileges committee. That has to be led from the top so it is obviously never going to happen while Mr Johnson is still there. Just when you think he can’t debase standards in public life any further, this shameless prime minister goes and proves you wrong.
‘I’m here because of hustle’: Selling Sunset’s Christine Quinn on how to be a ‘boss bitch’
       
For example: the opening of season four of Selling Sunset, the real estate reality show on which she was cast as the villainess. I was like, ‘I’m so proud of you,’ and for the first time in a long time we understood each other. And if someone’s calling you a bitch, you know you’re doing something right. Being a bitch goes hand in hand with being extremely hardworking – women get chastised in the office for speaking up. We were brainwashed robots,” she says, turning her profile towards the light, “and I’m just so happy to be free.”How To Be a Boss Bitch by Christine Quinn (Ebury, £16.99).
Airbnb owner harassed guest after leaving 'just OK' review for Clifftop property
       
An Airbnb owner harassed one of his guests and told her to 'burn in hell' after she left a review saying his guesthouse was 'just OK'. David Penman, 54, sent a series of emails to the woman and left a vile message on her answering machine in May 2021. The woman stayed at his award-winning guesthouse The Clifftop in Hepburn, central Victoria, which was 'crowned No.1 from 55,000 rental homes'. Penman also sent a series of texts and messages to other guests who left unflattering reviews, The Age reported. He warned he had launched a defamation case against another guest who left a bad review and they were forced to pay more than $300,000 in legal costs.
[Herald Review] Seoul Jazz Festival soothes with eclectic music
       
People watch stage performances at Seoul Jazz Festival at the Olympic Park’s 88 Jandi Madang, in southeastern Seoul, on Friday. Los Angeles-based jazz trio Moonchild performs onstage at Seoul Jazz Festival at the Olympic Park’s 88 Jandi Madang, in southeastern Seoul, on Friday. (Seoul Jazz Festival)British singer-songwriter Etham performs onstage at Seoul Jazz Festival at the Olympic Park’s 88 Jandi Madang, in southeastern Seoul, on Friday. (Seoul Jazz Festival)Singer Baek Ye-rin performs onstage at Seoul Jazz Festival at the Olympic Park’s 88 Jandi Madang, in southeastern Seoul, on Friday. (Seoul Jazz Festival)
Remote work tests S. Korea's corporate hierarchy, culture
       
(Bloomberg)Behind South Korea's rapid industrial growth was a military-like corporate culture that united workforces for a shared goal: the company's success and my family‘s well being. “While there are criticisms that remote work hinders performance, I have had no problem with my performance so far,” she added. Remote working has driven its corporate culture further away from the traditional [working culture],“ she explained. Gallup Korea explained that the younger generation prefers remote working because they were more familiar with mobile and technologies that can make the remote working experience smoother. Hierarchy to exist, but differentlySo will the adoption of remote work affect South Korea’s hierarchical corporate culture?
U.S. Federal Reserve says its goal is ‘to get wages down’
       
“Employers are having difficulties filling job openings, and wages are rising at the fastest pace in many years,” Powell complained. Inflation-adjusted wages should have grown 2.1 percent over this period if pre-pandemic trends had continued, leaving real wages well below their pre-pandemic trend. “Inflation is basically the excuse that right-wing governments have for trying to lower wage levels by blaming the inflation on rising wages,” he said. Hudson’s boss was Paul Volcker, who would go on to serve as Federal Reserve chairman under U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. And our class interest is in increasing our power over wages, so we’ve got to keep wages down, even if it causes a recession.
The Britain Project Is the Latest Incarnation of Zombie Blairism
       
That is until a few weeks ago, when the Britain Project was created. But the Britain Project is more intriguing for what it doesn’t reveal than what it does. For an organization which seeks a top-to-bottom transformation of British politics, the Britain Project has not created great waves — indeed, thus far it has barely made a ripple. “The Britain Project is a group working across party lines,” said Blair. “We want this conference to be an opportunity for people to come together and set out a broad direction for the future of Britain.” It can be no accident that the speech is reposted on the Britain Project website in full.
2022 Indy 500: Start time, lineup, live stream, TV info for 106th running at Indianapolis
       
The "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" is mere hours away as Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring back a full house for the 106th running of the Indianapolis 500. Here is all the information you need to get ready for the 2022 Indy 500, Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:What time does the Indianapolis 500 start? The 106th Indy 500 begins at 12:30 p.m. Will there be a live stream of the Indianapolis 500? The Indy 500 is 200 laps around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a total of 500 miles.
'Top Gun' star Tom Skerritt explains why the original movie was iconic, details filming with Tom Cruise
       
"Top Gun" star Tom Skerritt is sharing his thoughts on the movie's sequel and reflecting on the original 1986 film. Skerritt, who starred as Commander Mike "Viper" Metcalf in the original, opened up about what made "Top Gun" iconic during a recent interview with Fox News Digital. Skerritt starred in the film alongside a young Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and others such as Kelly McGillis. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERBefore starring in the '80s action-drama film, Skerritt spent time in the United States Air Force. — Tom Skerritt on Tom Cruise"At 17, I enlisted right out of high school," he continued.
UK to hold days-long bash to celebrate queen’s 70-year reign
       
The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. The nation will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne this week with four days of pomp and pageantry in central London. Another group will recall the queen’s 1947 marriage to Prince Philip and celebrate weddings around the Commonwealth with Bollywood-style dancing. “I think it’s amazing that the country always comes together when there’s a wedding, a royal jubilee, whatever the royals are involved in,” she said.
Novavax: All Eyes on Upcoming FDA Advisory Meeting
       
Inflation, rising interest rates and Russia’s ongoing war on Ukraine have dragged down even those with minimal exposure to the macro headwinds. For Novavax (NVAX), these worries have been amplified by other considerations. Secondly, in the U.S. at least, the company has yet to get its vaccine NVX-CoV2373 across the finish line. B. Riley’s Mayank Mamtani is confident the meeting will yield a positive outcome, which could act as a catalyst to push shares higher. (See Novavax stock forecast on TipRanks)To find good ideas for stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
The usual chaotic holiday weekend traveling drama has become even more complicated by flight cancellations this Memorial Day weekend. The kickoff to the summer travel season saw cancellations piling up on Saturday night. Delta explained that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and "air traffic control actions," noted in an email to The Associated Press. MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: TIPS FOR DRIVERS AND FLIERSThe carrier said it was trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
The half term travel premium is getting worse
       
Airlines have pushed up the price of international flights during half term as Britons rush to get away after two years of Covid lockdowns. It also found that half term prices are now higher than they were before the pandemic. Overall, flight costs during half term were around 20pc higher than they were three years ago. There are still good deals to be had for half term for those who know how to shop around. Some locations ran out of cars during the February half term.
Ex-mayor eyes historic leftist conquest of Colombian presidency
       
"I do not vote because it is always the criminals who win," 30-year-old street vendor Andrea Perez told AFP. Petro has promised to address poverty and to make Colombia's economy more environmentally friendly, partly by phasing out crude oil exploration. 'Change'On Friday, Petro told voters the country had a choice "either to keep things as they are in Colombia, or change," leaving behind "corruption, violence and hunger." In the same TV debate, Gutierrez agreed change was needed "but this change must happen safely... without putting at risk families, homes... Petro and Gutierrez have both received death threats, as has the leftist's running mate Francia Marquez, who could become Colombia's first ever black woman vice-president.
US imposes new trade curbs and sanctions on China over Uyghur rights
       
The United States on Thursday unleashed a volley of actions to censure China's treatment of the Uyghur minority, with lawmakers voting to curb trade and new sanctions slapped on the world's top consumer drone maker. Advertising Read moreThe United States has been ramping up pressure on China amid a crop of disputes, with President Joe Biden's administration a day earlier targeting producers of painkillers that have contributed to America's addiction crisis. The United States has described the campaign as genocide and, along with Australia, Britain and Canada, has planned a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Games next year over the issue. The United States had already restricted trade exports to the company, but the new Treasury Department sanctions will criminalize any US investment in it. "Unfortunately, the PRC is choosing to use these technologies to pursue control over its people and its repression of members of ethnic and religious minority groups," she added.
N. Korea touts progress in handling COVID-19 pandemic, but prepares for another wave
       
(Yonhap)North Korea has touted progress in curbing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, but admitted that the country is bracing for another wave of infections that could stem from the spread of new variants. They were informed of the national-level research on the origin of the initial outbreaks and the course of the virus transmission. During the meeting, the politburo concluded that North Korea’s anti-epidemic measures have helped effectively curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Pyongyang also alluded to the possibility of easing curbs and lockdown measures should the country continue to see a downward trend in pandemic-related cases. The country also has taken measures to supply medical appliance factories with materials needed to produce medical devices including respirators, patient monitoring systems and oximeters.
Opinion: The cost of Trump's chaos just keeps accumulating
       
His new paperback is " The Cost of Chaos: The Trump Administration and the World ", from which this essay is adapted. As it turned out, that was a fantasy that the Trump administration correctly called out. As a result, the Trump administration authorized at least double the number of US Navy ships transiting the South China Sea performing "freedom of navigation" exercises. JUST WATCHED 'Schizophrenic nature': Dr. Birx describes what it was like working in Trump's White House Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH 'Schizophrenic nature': Dr. Birx describes what it was like working in Trump's White House 03:44Trump also presided over the destruction of the ISIS geographical "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria. He and his wife, Melania Trump, were vaccinated at the White House during the closing days of his presidency.
Thousands of people are leaving Hong Kong — and now it's clear where they're going
       
Hong Kong continues to safeguard "human rights and freedoms" but that "one has to observe the law in exercising freedom," she said. On the subject of people leaving Hong Kong, Lam said it's their "individual freedom to enter and to exit." Mothers and children left Hong Kong upon news that governmental policies were separating parents from their children who tested positive for Covid-19, said Pei, a long-time resident of Hong Kong. She asked to be identified with her last initial because of sensitivities surrounding the topic in Hong Kong. During the pandemic, both countries launched visa programs granting eligible Hong Kong residents the right to reside within their jurisdictions.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,500 flights were canceled as of 9:50 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 250 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. APMany forecasters believe the number of travelers will match or even surpass levels in the good-old, pre-pandemic days.
N.Korea discusses revising COVID curbs, outbreak 'improving'
       
FILE PHOTO: Volunteers carry out temperature screening during an anti-virus campaign in Pyongyang, North Korea in this image released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 4, 2020. KCNA via REUTERS/File PhotoSEOUL, May 29 (Reuters) - Top North Korean officials discussed revising anti-epidemic restrictions on Sunday as they assessed the situation over the country's first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak was "improving", state media reported. North Korea reported no new deaths among fever patients for a second consecutive day, and said 89,500 more people showed fever symptoms on Sunday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThat is down from nearly 400,000 about 11 days ago. read moreEfforts to strengthen anti-epidemic measures were being taken across North Korea, including collecting rain water, examining virus-resistant medicines and setting up quarantine places, KCNA said.
Unseen images of the Queen shared ahead of new BBC documentary
       
The relief on her face is plain to see, and so it should be. After all, she has just undertaken a solemn ceremony which saw her crowned Queen in front of 20 million people, the biggest television audience of the time. This image of the Queen returning to Buckingham Palace shortly after her coronation at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953, is taken from previously unseen home movies from her private collection. Another image, released as part of the BBC’s Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen documentary, shows a young Princess Elizabeth in a riding hat in the grounds of the Windsor Estate in 1939, giving a coy smile to the camera. In selected passages from her speeches used by the programme makers as the narrative for the documentary, the Queen says: “Cameras have always been a part of our lives.
I might live rurally, but the last thing I wants is to feel is disconnected
       
What’s the point in having all these nice feature fireplaces and views if I can’t share my #cottagecore on Instagram? Country life was perhaps once synonymous with living off-grid, a hippy idyll for people who wanted to opt out of the system. I may live down an unmarked dirt track, surrounded by cows, but I’ve never been more connected. The people I know who’ve chosen to live rurally aren’t necessarily trying to escape. I might be living in an ancient cottage but I don’t actually want to live in the 17th century.
Football fans allowed for China's Covid-delayed kick-off
       
"During such special circumstances, the opening of the CSL is of great significance to the whole football industry." Players and staff from the CSL clubs were quarantined for three weeks in their hotels before being allowed to enter each city's virus-secure bubble, Chinese media reported. "Organisers also expect that the local governments of the three host cities will open up important matches to fans," Xinhua said, without saying how many fans would be allowed. The CSL kicks off with 18 clubs this season, but without Chongqing Liangjiang who this month folded because of massive debt exacerbated by the pandemic. It was the latest of succession of Chinese clubs synonymous with lavish spending to collapse in recent years, including 2020 CSL champions Jiangsu Suning.
Texas Teacher Irma Garcia Died Protecting Her Kids. Her Husband Joe Has Just Died Of A Broken Heart.
       
Irma Garcia was my mentor when I began teaching. "Joe and Irma Garcia were parishioners of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, and Irma was a leader in a woman's ministry there," said a spokesperson for the archdiocese. I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart. But unlike a heart attack, broken heart syndrome usually does not involve blocked coronary arteries or permanent heart damage. And how can you mend a broken heart?
UPDATE 1-Shanghai to ease some COVID testing requirements from June 1
       
(Updates with details from 2nd paragraph)May 29 (Reuters) - Shanghai will ease COVID-19 testing requirements from June 1 for people who want to enter public areas or use public transport to encourage work resumption and a return to normal life, a city official said on Sunday. There will be no testing changes, however, for people who want to leave the city. People who want to leave Shanghai will still need to show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours and a negative antigen test within 24 hours. As before, they will be exempted from taking an antigen test if they can show a negative PCR test from the last 24 hours, Yin said. The adjustments to the testing requirements were made to "promote epidemic prevention and control as well as economic and social development, and resume work and a return to normal life," she said.
Chinatowns more vibrant after pandemic, anti-Asian violence
       
Chinatowns and other Asian American enclaves across the U.S. are using art and culture to show they are safe and vibrant hubs nearly three years after the start of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Lanterns hang in Chinatown above Grant Avenue in San Francisco, Monday, May 23, 2022. Chinatowns and other Asian American enclaves across the U.S. are using art and culture to show they are safe and vibrant hubs nearly three years after the start of the pandemic. But they faced an unprecedented one-two punch when the pandemic caused shutdowns and racist anti-Asian attacks increased — and continue. ADVERTISEMENTCynthia Choi, co-founder of the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center, is still “blown away” to be one of the heroes painted in the San Francisco mural.
WRAPUP 1-Shanghai takes further steps towards reopening, Beijing eases COVID curbs
       
People entering public venues or taking public transport will need to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, versus 48 hours previously. Bus services within the Pudong New Area, home to Shanghai's largest airport and the main financial district, will fully resume by Monday, officials said. The districts of Fangshan and Shunyi will end work-from-home rules, while public transport will largely resume in the two districts as well as in Chaoyang, the city's largest. Shanghai reported just over 100 daily COVID cases on Sunday, while Beijing recorded 21, both mirroring a nationwide downtrend. (Reporting by the Beijing and Shanghai bureaus; Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by William Mallard)
Billionaire Israel Englander Pulls the Trigger on These 2 ‘Strong Buy’ Penny Stocks
       
And there are no stocks that better embody both sides – the risk factors and the reward potentials – than penny stocks. Billionaire Israel “Izzy” Englander, chief of the hedge fund firm Millennium Management, is one of those titans. Turning to Englander for inspiration, we took a closer look at two penny stocks Englander's Millennium made moves on recently. Using TipRanks’ database to find out what the analyst community has to say, we learned that each ticker boasts a Strong Buy rating and at least 200% upside potential. Buy) rating, with a $15 price target that suggests a whopping 757% upside potential for the next 12 months.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: A cabinency of dunces
       
A second national discussion revolves around who actually is overseeing the current national catastrophe, given Biden’s frequent bewilderment and cognitive challenges. But one area of agreement is the sheer craziness of Biden’s Cabinet appointments, who have translated his incoherent ideology into catastrophic governance. More than 2 million foreign nationals have illegally crossed the southern border without audit — and without COVID vaccinations and tests during a pandemic. Haaland was unable to provide simple answers about when new leases will result in more supplies of oil and gas. Victor Davis Hanson is a distinguished fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a classicist and historian at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.
EDITORIAL: Testing debacle reflects poorly on Sisolak administration
       
People wait and are served for COVID-19 testing at the Veterans Memorial Community Center on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in Las Vegas. Steve Sisolak’s administration and a questionable, well-connected medical lab peddling COVID tests. Northshore Clinical Labs was charged with conducting COVID testing throughout the state at about the time the omicron variant began to take hold late last year. ProPublica found Northshore had testing agreements with several different local governments in Nevada. Sisolak owes it to Nevadans to explain why his administration sat on this information, cynically hoping that nobody would ever find out.
PBS keeps up holiday tradition with National Memorial Day Concert
       
A sizable portion of this year’s National Memorial Day Concert will honor someone missing from the event for the first time in many years. “He’s been a fixture of the show with me,” Mantegna said of Gen. Powell. Though Mantegna is glad the concert will have an in-person audience again, he’s satisfied with the changes the pandemic necessitated. Primetime Emmy and Tony winner Sinise notes he is “never surprised by how strong the writers and producers make this show. They always find things that are representative of what Memorial Day is all about.”— Zap2It
Dems’ midterm prospects are bleak – but they could get worse
       
Democrats are widely expected to lose control of Congress in the midterm elections. Further, the vast majority of the public (80%) is dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country today. While some Democrats were optimistic that the news of Roe v. Wade being overturned would improve their political prospects by galvanizing their base, that seems unlikely. President Biden won the 2020 election by positioning himself as a steady-handed leader who could bring an end to the pandemic. Indeed, the Biden administration has frequently exhibited internal division and paralysis on immigration policy, which has angered Republicans and activists on the left alike.
Blinken criticises Chinese ‘manipulation’ of high-profile UN visit to Xinjiang
       
US secretary of state Antony Blinken has expressed concern over China’s “efforts to restrict and manipulate” the visit of the UN’s top human rights official to the Xinjiang region. UN High Commissioner Bachelet's visit to China's Xinjiang region provided an opportunity to observe and experience first-hand the real Xinjiang, Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu briefs the media on Sat. Regarding Xinjiang, Bachelet said she recognised the damage caused by “violent extremism” but said it was critical that counter-terrorism responses “are not themselves human rights violations”. It was too little condemnation and too many broad conciliatory remarks in relation to China’s human rights record,” she said. If she’s committed to ending impunity, if she’s committed to helping governments achieve the highest standards of human rights, she has to release it now.”
We left our banking jobs to build a shepherd’s hut
       
Travel is often the cure for the malaise of the daily grind, whether that’s a weekend in Wales or a midlife gap year. Yet sometimes, a taste of liberty prompts the question: what if we left – permanently? Ditched the 9-5 to move to the countryside or the coast and live a simpler, more sustainable, Good Life sort of life? And so they spent lockdown building their own great escapes as a new way of living – away from cities and offices. “We did the classic Grand Designs thing – I went from banking to building a shepherd’s hut.
The gap year is dead – this is what killed it
       
The gap year is dead. This rite of passage, once de rigueur for middle-class teens who wanted to demonstrate broad horizons and cultural open-mindedness, is on the wane. The vast majority of young people this year will be hurrying straight from home to university, untempted by the freedom and adventure offered by a “gap yah”. The original Gap Year experimenters were the “hippie trail” pioneers of the 60s and 70s, such as Ian McEwan, who drove overland all the way to India in 1972. This is a long story – literally – that later became the inspiration for my gap year novel Are You Experienced?
COVID-19 surge leaves Taiwan’s insurers struggling to pay out
       
Taiwan’s worst COVID-19 outbreak has left the island’s insurers bracing for more than $1 billion in claims that the financial regulator is urging them to honor. The head of the Financial Supervisory Commission, Huang Tien-mu, has ordered insurers to pay out on valid COVID-related insurance policies after they faced criticism from lawmakers for dismissing claims, canceling policies and delaying payouts.
'Is it getting a little thin? I don't like that!' Donald Trump jokes about his famous hairdo
       
This is the second time in a little over a month that hair has been an issue at a Trump rally. Lauren Bobert of Colorado bragged about being a 'RINO hunter' when talking about Cheney at Trump's Wyoming rally. 'I know what it takes firsthand to beat Liz Cheney, and I'm telling you, Harriet has what it takes,' Stefanik said. During that time he, like Rep. Liz Cheney, held the House GOP Conference Chair position. 'I'm voting because I don't believe in Liz Cheney.
Worry about stagflation, a flashback to ’70s, begins to grow
       
Stagflation is the bitterest of economic pills: High inflation mixes with a weak job market to cause a toxic brew that punishes consumers and befuddles economists. Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries imposed an oil embargo on the United States and other countries that supported Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Stagflation, and especially chronically high inflation, became a defining feature of the 1970s. Yet Volcker achieved his goal: He managed to rid the economy of high inflation. The United States has endured periods of high unemployment — it reached 10% after the 2007-2009 Great Recession and 14.7% after COVID-19 erupted of 2020.
Shanghai takes further steps towards reopening, Beijing eases COVID curbs
       
Workers in protective suits rest on a street during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China, May 28, 2022. People entering public venues or taking public transport will need to show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours, versus 48 hours previously. The districts of Fangshan and Shunyi will end work-from-home rules, while public transport will largely resume in the two districts as well as in Chaoyang, the city's largest. Shanghai reported just over 100 daily COVID cases on Sunday, while Beijing recorded 21, both mirroring a nationwide downtrend. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by the Beijing and Shanghai bureaus; Writing by Marius Zaharia; Editing by William MallardOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Police Chief Todd Axtell stepping down after tumultuous term
       
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell speaks to a lunch forum at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill in St. Paul on May 6, 2022. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell speaks on May 6, 2022. The police union and Axtell “maintained an amicable relationship throughout his term as chief,” said Mark Ross, St. Paul Police Federation president. It’s resulted in lower levels of force and fewer injuries among suspects and officers, Axtell has said. He plans to spend some of it responding to calls with his son, a St. Paul sergeant, which is a tradition for retiring St. Paul officers with family members who are also on the job.
Retirement begins with a fond farewell, and thanks
       
As we waited, Leslie asked me whether I had ever considered jumping ship and coming to work for the Journal. “You’d be surprised at what the Journal will let you do,” she said. Besides, I don’t much look like my column mug shot any more, the hair now gray, the wrinkles set. As for me, there’s an Adirondack chair and a pint of pale ale on my back deck waiting for me. I’m convinced there are more stories to get that no one else has, and I will still tell them, in my different way.
Tainted peanut butter nearly kills retired Sunport canine ‘ambassador’
       
She wound up in veterinary intensive care for five days, and Strasburger wound up with bills that he expects to finally tally between $8,000 and $10,000. Picked up as a stray in Valencia County, the dog wound up at a shelter that lacks a no-kill policy. NM Rural Animal Rescue organization, where Strasburger, who had been looking around for another Ambassador dog, learned about and adopted him. Although Strasburger is credited with founding the K-9 Ambassador Program at the Sunport, the idea did not originate with him. “I’ve never met anybody at the airport who said they had more stress after petting a therapy dog.
Stassi Schroeder says more VPR stars involved in scandal that led to her and Kristen Doute firings
       
Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from Vanderpump Rules by Bravo for making racist comments and racially profiling former co-star Faith Stowers when they accused her of a false crime to police. Now, some two years on, Schroeder is offering new details to the story that ended her eight season run on the hit reality series. In a new interview on the Skinny Confidential Him And Her podcast on Friday, Schroeder claimed that there were more Vanderpump Rules cast members involved in the incident, but she and Doute kept quiet about it. New details: Stassi Schroeder, 33, claims more Vanderpump Rules cast members were involved in 'the indent' that led to her and Kristen Doute being fired from the reality show in June 2020'There were more people involved in "the incident" that I was fired for,' the Louisiana native, 33, claimed. Since leaving Vanderpump Rules, Schroeder married Beau Clark in a small backyard ceremony in September 2020, and they welcomed their first child together: a son they named Hartford, who was born in January 2021.
Joe Biden tells students to be tolerant and see people who disagree with them as neighbors
       
President Joe Biden told the University of Delaware graduates to be tolerant and see people who disagree with them as neighbors rather than enemies. Biden told graduates to remember that 'democracy is a human enterprise.' 'Your generation is the most generous, the most tolerant, the least prejudiced, the best-educated generation this nation has ever known and that's a simple fact. It was his fifth commencement address at the university, where the school of public policy and administration bears his name. His sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, also graduated from the university.
Deadly nose-bleed fever shocks Iraq as cases surge
       
Advertising Read moreThe sight of the health workers, dressed in full protective kit, is one that has become common in the Iraqi countryside, as the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever spreads, jumping from animals to humans. This year Iraq has recorded 19 deaths among 111 CCHF cases in humans, according to the Word Health Organization. "The number of cases recorded is unprecedented," said Haidar Hantouche, a health official in Dhi Qar province. A poor farming region in southern Iraq, the province accounts for nearly half of Iraq's cases. "Animals become infected by the bite of infected ticks," according to the World Health Organization.
Kennedy Burke keeps contributing, but the Mystics can’t solve the Sun
       
Placeholder while article actions loadUNCASVILLE, Conn. — Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault was thrilled to claim Kennedy Burke off waivers on the day the WNBA season started. The 6-foot-1 wing entered Saturday’s game averaging career highs in points (9.0), rebounds (2.0) and steals (1.5). The Sun (6-2) controlled most of the game as the Mystics shot 40.0 percent, but Connecticut never led by double digits. Ariel Atkins had 13 points for the Mystics, and Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and two blocks. Williams had her best game with the Mystics on Saturday, and Rui Machida had a pair of highlight-reel passes and made a three-pointer.
BottleRock Napa festival loses Bleachers due to COVID-19
       
Bleachers, the popular rock act led by super successful songwriter-producer Jack Antonoff, has canceled its upcoming set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival due to COVID-19. The group was supposed to perform on the last day of the three-day festival, which runs May 27-29 at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. — bleachers (@bleachersmusic) May 29, 2022The band was supposed to be the main support act for Sunday mainstage headliner Pink. Of course, fans were saddened to hear the news that Bleachers wouldn’t be performing at BottleRock and a number of them expressed their feelings via social media. So sad to hear, hope you feel better soon!” tweeted @AlyssaHornung.
She was the nurse in this famous photo. But who was the man carrying the flag?
       
An image taken by Republic photographer Michael Chow resonated with people around the country and the world. And it gave that nurse, Lauren Leander, a burst of fame. In a new interview, she tells The Republic this month about the two years that have passed since that day. But the man in the photo – the one carrying a flag and seeming to square off with Leander – has remained anonymous. Special report: How a photo changed the life of a nurse who worked the COVID-19 unit of a Phoenix hospitalThe Republic is looking to identify that man.
Tim Steller's column: Independent review of police shootings still needed
       
The delay has been frustrating enough that people have protested outside Pima County Attorney Laura Conover's office. A former Pima County prosecutor who has become Conover's nemesis, filing repeated public records requests and criticizing her performance, said that's not nearly enough. "The Pima County Attorney is the most powerful position south of the Gila River," said Feinman, on the phone from British Columbia where he recently moved. Pima County Sheriff's Department Deputy Gilbert Caudillo shot and killed 19-year-old Bradley Lewis, whom deputies had pulled over and suspected in another crime. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, a supporter of her candidacy, said that there are some things that even a reformer can't change about a prosecutor's office.
Jewish couple inadvertently show themselves having SEX during virtual bar mitzvah on Zoom
       
A couple accidentally showed themselves having sex while attending a bat mitzvah on Zoom after forgetting to join the virtual ceremony with their audio only. 'It went on for about 45 minutes,' said one person who witnessed the couple hitting it on during the virtual religious service. Someone on the Zoom saw and called her and was like, ''WTF are you doing? Judge Ferguson later tweeted about this incident, writing: 'IMPORTANT ZOOM TIP: If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off. Accidentally leaving a web or phone camera on while engaging in sexual activity on a Zoom is known as 'pulling a Toobin.'
Gathering for Herald retirees
       
Former and incumbent Herald Corp. senior managers met at Cheonggyesan, a mountain located in the district of Seocho-gu in Seoul, on May 28, to promote solidarity and harmony.It was the first time the members of the Herald Retirees’ Club met in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was attended by about 40 members, including club Chairman Park Haeng-hwan, Honorary Chairman Yun Ik-han, Herald Corp. CEO Jeon Chang-hyeop and former CEO Kwon Chung-won.By Korea Herald ( khnews@heraldcorp.com
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescription
       
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescriptionGov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, just 10 days after receiving his second booster vaccine.He tweeted his positive test results on Saturday, saying he tested this morning. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. "Grateful to be vaccinated and for treatments like Paxlovid," Newsom said in a tweet. Newsom gets J&J COVID-19 vaccine in Los AngelesHis positive test result comes as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise once again across California.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend , the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID
       
Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, and will work remotely for at least the next five days, his office said Saturday. Newsom, 54, is showing mild symptoms and will remain in isolation until he tests negative, his office said in a statement tweeted out Saturday. The governor, who is vaccinated and boosted, has also gotten a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid, the statement said. “I should have modeled better behavior,” Newsom said after word spread that he and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom gathered with people from multiple households at Napa’s famed French Laundry restaurant. And in January, Newsom again admitted to breaking COVID rules after he was caught going maskless “for a few moments” at SoFi Stadium for the 49ers-Rams NFL game — in defiance of a local mask mandate and the LA stadium’s own requirements.
China reports 293 new COVID cases for May 28 vs 362 a day earlier
       
BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 293 new coronavirus cases on May 28, of which 82 were symptomatic and 211 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. That compares with 362 new cases a day earlier - 96 symptomatic and 266 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 5,226. As of May 28, mainland China had confirmed 224,015 cases with symptoms. (Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Emily Chow; Editing by William Mallard)
You could be a landlord for Amazon, FedEx and Walmart with these simple REITs that net up to a 4.4% yield
       
You could be a landlord for Amazon, FedEx and Walmart with these simple REITs that net up to a 4.4% yieldBeing a landlord is one of the oldest ways to earn an income stream. Amazon’s landlordThe first one is STAG Industrial (STAG), a REIT that owns and operates single-tenant industrial properties throughout the U.S. Its biggest tenant is Amazon. While most dividend-paying companies follow a quarterly distribution schedule, STAG Industrial pays shareholders every month. The monthly dividend rate stands at 12.2 cents per share, which translates to an annual yield of 4.4%. Considering that Realty Income trades at roughly $69 today, the price target implies a potential upside of 12%.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand. The governor's office said it has notified the delegation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. The governor’s office said it does not know how Newsom contracted the virus. Other public officials have recently announced testing positive for the virus, including Washington Gov.
The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial has turned this ex-L.A. prosecutor into a YouTube star
       
Emily D. Baker has found YouTube stardom in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. The Depp vs. Heard legal battle is showing how much of this audience is turning to platforms such as YouTube or TikTok for information. office to start an online legal consulting business. From April 22 to May 19, her YouTube channel had 1,540% more views — 20.7 million views in 28 days. In 2021 she earned $270,000 from her YouTube channel, or about $22,500 a month from about a million views, more than she took home as a deputy district attorney, she says.
Cherokee Trail baseball advances to Class 5A Final Four for first time since 2016
       
The Cougars did just that, taking advantage of Regis Jesuit’s miscues in a 10-6 win Saturday that sent Cherokee Trail into its fifth Final Four. Cherokee Trail knocked off second-seeded Legacy and lost to Chaparral on Friday in Lakewood before toppling the top-seeded Raiders to advance to next weekend. “The job’s not finished,” said second-year coach Jon DiGiorgio, a 2008 Cherokee Trail graduate. Cherokee Trail pushed the tempo with five steals. Entering next weekend, Broomfield is in the driver’s seat to win its first 5A baseball title and sixth title overall.
This BottleRock main stage act had to cancel set over COVID-19
       
Bleachers, one of the main stage acts scheduled to perform at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival on its closing night, Sunday, May 29, was forced to cancel its set because of a positive coronavirus test within the band. “Hey Bottlerock people — it’s a huge bummer to announce that we have to pull out of tomorrow’s show due to a positive COVID test in our band,” Bleachers said in a statement posted to social media Saturday, May 28. “This sucks and is one of the risks of touring during these times, but the tour will go on and we’ll pick back up in London! BottleRock 2022: Lineup, set times, tickets, after shows and morehey bottlerock people – it’s a huge bummer to announce that we have to pull out of tomorrow’s show due to a positive covid test in our band. He also produced the soundtrack for “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which is set for release on July 1.
Cubs lefty Wade Miley’s next start pushed back as he deals with shoulder issue
       
Cubs lefty Wade Miley wanted to make one thing clear Saturday, before a game against the White Sox that he said he was originally scheduled to start: “I’m not hurt. I’m a little banged up.”Miley is dealing with some shoulder discomfort, which he likened to middle-of-spring training dead arm. Instead, left elbow inflammation halted Miley’s ramp-up process before he threw in a game and landed him on the 10-day injured list to start the season. Cubs manager David Ross wasn’t as bullish when asked if Miley would avoid the IL. “For me, I’ll say that the 20 best minutes of my day every day are driving my kids to school,” Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said.
'That guy from Milwaukee I don't like?' Impossible comparisons, great characters and other thoughts for a 33rd Indy 500
       
This Sunday will mark my most Indianapolis 500 of Indianapolis 500s: No. Never a car guy and still new to racing, I hadn’t been to the Indy 500 before that year. No conversation about what’s changed and what hasn’t in the past 33 years would be complete without the Indy Racing League era, as much as we’d all love to forget. Penske’s failure to qualify with winners Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1995. The opportunity to stay relevant and see history firsthand are as professionally and personally valuable as when I first arrived at the intersection of 16th and Georgetown for qualifying ahead of the 74th Indianapolis 500.
Dom Amore: Wilton’s Harrison Bardwell and his Cornell teammates stay together one more game — for the NCAA lacrosse title
       
EAST HARTFORD — Lightning strikes were all around Rentschler Field, and the two groups of lacrosse players fighting to keep their seasons, or in many cases their careers, from ending had nothing to do but sit and wait it out. Advertisement[ NCAA men’s lacrosse championships: A list of players with Connecticut ties ]“It did. Maryland won to advance to Monday's championship game. He’s a good guy to get the ball to, get it up the field.”AdvertisementCornell celebrates after defeating Rutgers in an NCAA college lacrosse semifinal game Saturday. [ Glastonbury’s Ronan Jacoby returns home with Rutgers to play for the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship ]This much Barnwell and The Big Red earned to take with them on their life journeys.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 2,549 new cases
       
Tokyo reported 2,549 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 915 from a week before, marking the 15th straight day of week-on-week decline. The capital also reported seven deaths, while the number of severely ill patients, counted under Tokyo’s own criteria, rose by one from Friday to three.
Justin Welby: Church must be wary of ‘throwing stones’ at politicians
       
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Archbishop said: “The key question about political leadership is for politicians. The Church has to be very careful about throwing stones, because it's not without sin. He said Britain will only be able to tackle the problems it faces if it strengthens its long-standing tradition of an independent Civil Service operating in the wider interests of the country, a tradition which grew out of 19th century reforms. He added: “It's a lot about how we recruit and train the Civil Service and continuing professional development in the Civil Service. Keep trying, engage, engage, engage.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead hold hands at Disneyland
       
Ewan McGregor and his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead were pictured attending Disneyland's Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California on Friday evening. The Trainspotting star also wore a pair of dark pants and a black cap as he strolled along the park's walkways. Winstead opted for a blue button-up jacket and a pair of slim-fitting black leggings as she enjoyed her husband's company. McGregor and Winstead initially met on the set of the third season of Fargo, in which they costarred, in 2017. McGregor and Winstead tied the knot during an intimate ceremony that was held last month.
Queen to miss Epsom Derby for just third time as she plans to 'pace herself' over Jubilee weekend
       
The Queen plans to miss the Epsom Derby for just the third time of her reign in order to 'pace herself' for her upcoming Platinum Jubilee festivities. Reports suggest Her Majesty will be skipping the Saturday event with the Princess Royal representing the family on her behalf. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. In addition to meeting with Newsom, Ardern is scheduled for meetings with executives from Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft during her West Coast tripIn addition to meeting with Newsom, Ardern is scheduled for meetings with executives from Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft during her West Coast trip. In September 2021, two of Newsom's children tested positive for Covid-19. While in November, Newsom had to self-isolate after his children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive.
Director Park Chan-wook says films made for the big screen should be watched at theaters
       
In this Getty Images photo, South Korea director Park Chan-wook, who won the Best Director award for "Decision to Leave," attends a press conference after the closing Ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Saturday. He won Best Director for his latest feature "Decision to Leave" in the ceremony. "A film made for the big screen should be watched at theaters." "Fans didn't visit movie theaters, but it was the time that we were aware of the value of cinema," he said. He also became the second South Korean director to win in the category, following renowned filmmaker Im Kwon-taek for the historical drama "Chihwaseon" in 2002.
N. Korea reports 89,500 new fever cases
       
This file photo, released by the North's official Korean Central News Agency on May 17, 2022, shows a health care worker on a closed-off sidewalk in Pyongyang amid the country's COVID-19 outbreak. (KCNA)North Korea's daily new suspected COVID-19 cases stayed below 100,000 for the second straight day, according to its state media Sunday. More than 89,500 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, citing data from the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters. The total number of fever cases reported in the country since late April came to 3.45 million, of which 3.26 million have recovered and around 186,110 are being treated, the KCNA reported. Meanwhile, the North's leader Kim Jong-un "guided" a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) to discuss measures in the antivirus fight, the KCNA said in a separate report.
New COVID-19 cases below 20,000 for 4th day as omicron wave recedes
       
Election officials clad in protective gear await COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine at a polling station in Seoul on Saturday, the final day of two-day early voting for the June 1 local elections. (Yonhap)New COVID-19 cases stayed below 20,000 for the fourth consecutive day Sunday, as the omicron-fueled spread of the virus has slowed down in recent weeks. Starting June, inbound travelers have to undergo only one PCR test within three days of arrival. Currently, they must take a PCR test within 24 hours of entry, as well as a rapid antigen test on the sixth or seventh day. Previously, the government only recognized PCR test results.
Yoon congratulates Cannes-winning director Park, actor Song
       
Director Park Chan-wook (L) of "Decision to Leave" and actor Song Kang-ho of "Broker" pose for photos after winning Best Director and Best Actor, respectively, at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. (Yonhap)President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday congratulated director Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho on winning the best director and the best actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival, saying the prizes confirmed the competitiveness of the Korean movie industry. In a message to Park, Yoon praised the director's Cannes-winning movie "Decision To Leave," saying it "again confirmed the Korean movie's unique originality and outstanding competitiveness." Song won the award for the movie "Broker," which was directed by the Cannes-winning Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. Yoon also paid his respect to the director, actors and staff of "Broker" for their work.
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescription
       
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescriptionGov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, just 10 days after receiving his second booster vaccine.He tweeted his positive test results on Saturday, saying he tested this morning. "Grateful to be vaccinated and for treatments like Paxlovid," Newsom said in a tweet. He will be getting a prescription for Paxlovid and will start a five-day regimen immediately, according to his press office's statement. His positive test result comes as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise once again across California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
FILE - Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services, left, inoculates California Gov. Gavin Newsom with the new one-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 1, 2021. Newsom announced Saturday, May 28, 2022, afternoon in a tweet that he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)FILE - Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services, left, inoculates California Gov. Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand.
Wild NYC wind gusts wreak havoc on vendors during DanceAfrica Bazaar return
       
Wind gusts marred the long-awaited return of the DanceAfrica Bazaar to Fort Greene, wreaking havoc on vendors who saw tents overturned and merchandise destroyed Saturday afternoon, witnesses said. The wind spiraled everything out of control,” a shaken Kathy Cissokho, 69, of Baltimore, who sells sterling silver merchandise, told The Post. “I needed four people to hold my tent down but the wind was lifting people up. Some individuals paid almost $700 to have their tents set up for the event. Georgett RobertsTents were overturned and merchandise destroyed from the storm.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation until at least June 2nd, his office announced Saturday. In a statement, the California Governor's Press Office announced that the Governor is experiencing mild symptoms. PELOSI FIRES BACK AT NEWSOM'S CRITICISM OF DEM PARTY, SAYS ABORTION RIGHTS A ‘CONSTANT FIGHT’On Saturday evening, Newsom's Press Office announced that the Governor has received a prescription for Paxlovid, from Pfizer, and will begin his five-day treatment immediately. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the Governor's Press Office, Newsom will be following California's SMARTER Plan which includes testing negative before leaving quarantine. According to Newsom's Press Office, California's SMARTER plan implemented by Newsom, hopes to combat the virus by, "testing and treating patients to avoid serious disease."
Elon Musk Says He Welcomes Recession So Money Stops 'Raining' Down On 'Fools'
       
AdvertisementAs for raining money, critics were happy to point out that Musk has been the recipient of millions of dollars in tax breaks ($64 million from Texas alone), and a very hefty government loan, among other support. It has been raining money on fools for too long. Rude awakening inbound! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022Twitter critics had a “rude awakening” (inbound!) A megalomaniac who would have failed without public money, tax breaks & everything he criticises others for.
Newsom tests positive for Covid
       
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for Covid, his office announced on Saturday. Newsom’s diagnosis comes a day after he met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in San Francisco to sign a pledge to help fight climate change. Ardern tested positive for Covid in May. Newsom said in a tweet that he is “exhibiting mild symptoms” and is isolating at least through Thursday and until he tests negative.
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’
       
Gavin Newsom said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, making him the latest government official to contract the virus that relentlessly continues to challenge health care systems across the nation and around the world. I tested positive for COVID-19,” Newsom, who is vaccinated and has received two booster shots — one of them as recently as May 18 — announced in a tweet, “and am currently experiencing mild symptoms.”“Grateful to be vaccinated, and for treatments like Paxlovid,” he added. “I am following health guidelines and will be isolating while I work remotely.”In accordance with local and state health guidelines, Newsom, 54, will remain in isolation at least through Thursday, his press office said. A month ago, Vice President Kamala Harris, 57, who, like Newsom was fully vaccinated and doubly boosted, tested positive for COVID-19. When taken within five days of symptoms appearing, the drug has been found to significantly reduce risk of hospitalization and death among adults at highest risk of facing severe illness.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says requiring a payment for the RNC to come to the city is a 'nonstarter' for him
       
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson on Friday called a proposal to require payment to the city to hold the 2024 Republican National Convention a "poison pill" even as he expressed optimism that the Common Council would ultimately throw its support behind the event. JoCasta Zamarripa, the amendment's lead sponsor, briefly discussed the proposal at the close of a key council committee meeting Wednesday. Mayor Cavalier Johnson optimistic about Republican National Convention in MilwaukeeJohnson on Friday said while it remains his expectation that the council will approve the contract, "Obviously, there is work to be done." He said he had spoken with members of the Republican National Committee and the host committee since the council committee vote. As for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Johnson said Milwaukee was not to his knowledge in the running for that event.
White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez leaves first game of rehab assignment with right leg soreness
       
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, playing in his first rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Charlotte at Durham on Saturday night, exited the game with right leg soreness after lining a single to right field in his second at-bat. “He is a product of the modern-science miracle,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said on May 12. “He’s exactly right to be [concerned], which a lot of us, who isn’t concerned about what’s happening in our country,” La Russa said. “Talk to any serviceman that put their life on the line,” La Russa said. Extra rest for KopechProbable starters for Jays: Giolito Tuesday (five days rest), Kopech Wednesday (nine days), Cueto (four days) in Toronto.
Chicago Cubs face injured-list decisions on left-hander Wade Miley and outfielder Seiya Suzuki
       
Jason Heyward also rejoined the Cubs for their weekend series but is not ready to come off the IL. AdvertisementHowever, the Cubs face looming IL decisions on left-hander Wade Miley and outfielder Seiya Suzuki. Cubs starting pitcher Wade Miley delivers against the Diamondbacks in the first inning Sunday at Wrigley Field. “I don’t think it’s anything serious. [ [Don't miss} Seiya Suzuki: Get to know the new Chicago Cubs outfielder ]“You hate to put a guy on the IL and on Day 5 he tells you that he feels great,” Hoyer said.
Faith 7 basketball: Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, Bradyn Hubbard lead Oklahoma over Texas
       
Oklahoma bested Texas 88-68 at the Noble Field House at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. Oklahoma was two points shy of the Faith 7 record for most points by a girls team. Tulsa Memorial’s Bradyn Hubbard finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma squad. Oklahoma finishes second in dunk contestThe halftime of the boys game featured a dunk contest between a select group of athletes. His third dunk Sebock had Frierson toss the ball up around the rim, where Sebock tried to dunk the ball and force his arm in the goal as well.
Rocket to the O'Rena: Ex-MSU hoops player Watts transfers to Oakland
       
Watts, a former Michigan State basketball player, announced on Twitter on Saturday night that he is transferring to Oakland University. Watts, a Detroit native, played two seasons at Michigan State, never living up to the high expectations before he departed for Mississippi State. As a freshman at Michigan State, it took Watts some time to find his place on a veteran roster. Things started quickly as Watts scored in double figures in four of the first five games, including 20 in a win at Duke. Watts will meet his old team when Oakland plays Michigan State at Breslin Center on Dec. 21.
Jennifer Lopez shows off her impeccable sense of style as she shares a glimpse of her closet
       
She has become well known for showing off her impeccable sense of style on stage and screen. And on Saturday, Jennifer Lopez gave her 209 million followers a glimpse at her outfit-prepping process with a trio of stylish snaps that were shared to her Instagram account. The movie will also feature the talents of performers such as Joseph Fiennes, Gael Garcia Bernal and Omari Hardwick. The actress is also set to lead the cast of the forthcoming action-comedy feature Shotgun Wedding, which will be released on the Amazon Prime Video service. Both Shotgun Wedding and The Mother are expected to be released at unspecified dates later this year.
Queen determined to defy mobility struggles by making TWO appearances on Buckingham Palace balcony
       
In a show of the resilience that has marked her record-breaking reign, the Queen has vowed to make two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday, the first day of her Jubilee celebrations. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. The Queen will later return to the balcony with more family members joining her to watch the RAF flypast at the close of the parade. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
Park Chan-wook wins Best Director, Song Kang-ho gets Best Actor at Cannes
       
South Korean director Park Chan-wook of "Decision to Leave" poses for photos after winning Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. (Reuters-Yonhap)South Koreans Park Chan-wook and Song Kang-ho were named Best Director and Best Actor, respectively, at this year's Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Actor Song Kang-ho of "Broker" poses for photos after winning Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. Director Park said he and Song received the titles as they attended the Cannes festival with different films. The festival does not grant Best Director and Best Actor prizes to one piece.
China’s zero-Covid policy has some manufacturers asking: should we stay or should we go?
       
Supply chain decentralisation – and even offshoring production – has become more important for manufacturers amid China’s zero-Covid policy. Photo: Xinhua
UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit
       
BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. "This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had "unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe.
Domestic violence victims struggle to get help amid war: ‘If Russians don’t kill me — he might’
       
Amid Russia’s war, seeking help has become extremely difficult for the victims of domestic abuse. Kateryna Pavlichenko, deputy interior minister, reported that about 326,000 domestic violence cases were registered in Ukraine last year. She added that doctors are obliged not only to provide assistance to domestic violence victims but also to document such cases. “I know how often domestic violence cases don’t even end up in court, no proceedings are opened,” she said. “Domestic violence cases are taken very seriously here,” she said.
Your Burning Questions About ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Answered
       
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. “Top Gun: Maverick” turns and burns its way into theaters this week, landing 36 years after the 1986 original. That’s a lot of time to form a lot of questions about the new film and its relationship to its predecessor — and we’ve got answers. Both films begin with Maverick (Cruise) engaging in a display of hot-dogging that gets him called on the carpet — but not really, since he’s sent to Top Gun, essentially promoted, by its conclusion. The goings-on at the Navy flight school include dogfight exercises, philosophical conflicts and a love story.
A sanctuary in nature helps me offset the world’s horrors
       
The grounds were shaded by old oaks and maples and dotted with stone benches that looked out on a quiet, marshy cove. On early mornings, the resident birds would practice their trills and arpeggios, greeting the neighbors and welcoming the day. In that small sanctuary, the dead watched eternally over the living, and the living awakened to celebrate each new dawn. In the streets, more than 90 people were dead, and I spent the day watching charred corpses being unloaded outside a hospital. Two weeks ago, when the urgent call came from my old friend in Connecticut, it felt like a lifeline.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ projects $150 million opening
       
According to Deadline, "Top Gun: Maverick" is raking $150 million over four days – the best opening for the film’s lead Tom Cruise. The release of "Top Gun: Maverick," which was delayed two years due to the coronavirus, is expected to bring diversity back to the box office. "Top Gun: Maverick" hits theaters 36 years after the original "Top Gun" was released in 1986. For the San Diego premiere, Cruise arrived in a helicopter. The helicopter was emblazoned with Cruise's name and the "Top Gun: Maverick" logo.
Gov. Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
       
Gavin Newsom’s office confirmed Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19 in the morning after exhibiting mild symptoms. “This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms,” Newsom posted Saturday on Twitter. “I’m following health guidelines and will be isolating while I work remotely.”This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. But the governor’s office said vaccinations and boosters remain the best protection from COVID-19. “Grateful to be vaccinated & for treatments like Paxlovid,” Newsom tweeted.
Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed ‘still not back to normal’ after bout with COVID
       
Two weeks ago, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed went to sleep in Los Angeles feeling fine. “It hit me quick and hard,” Ahmed said Saturday of his bout with COVID-19. Ahmed said the fever and chills passed after a few days, but he has continued to be bothered by migraines and fatigue and he said his lungs still don’t feel normal. *Lovullo said he heard positive feedback from right-hander Luke Weaver’s appearance Saturday in an extended spring training game, in which he threw 25 pitches. *To free up a 40-man roster spot for Nelson’s return, the club transferred Weaver to the 60-day injured list.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIONEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,400 flights were canceled as of 5;15 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Pima County's early education program hoping to expand enrollment as first year ends
       
“(The PEEPS program) did give me the opportunity to go back into the work force. The county’s PEEPS program provides early education in a variety of ways, including funding preschool classes at local school districts and further subsidizing existing early childcare programs. While demand for the PEEPS program slowed during the pandemic, Fyffe said enrollment is starting to ramp up for next school year. Long-term plansAs the first year of the PEEPS program subsides, county officials are planning ways to sustain the program over time. The county’s also hoping Tucson will help pay for its portion of the PEEPS classes in city limits.
Hong Kong's Omicron crisis: ‘It took just 10 days for everyone to be infected’
       
More than 9,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Hong Kong since the start of the year, giving it one of the highest fatality rates in the world. Over half of those to die in the latest wave were care home residents. BBC Chinese was given rare access to one such home. Producer: Meiqing Guan
Was Prince William's horse drugged at Trooping the Colour rehearsals, asks military veteran
       
AdvertisementA military veteran tonight claimed that Prince William's horse looked 'drugged' during today's rehearsal for the Queen's annual birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. The Queen's birthday on June 2 sees her Household Division troops march and ride on Horse Guards Parade with Her Majesty usually attending and taking the salute. Prince William rose early to take part in the rehearsal of the Queen's birthday parade in London on Saturday. The canine is one of the biggest dog breeds in the worldThe Irish Guards display their regimental flag. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not join the royal family there.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend , the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Global COVID vaccine patent talks near breaking point
       
The WTO made the bold but risky decision to facilitate talks between the four major players on the vaccine waiver debate – the EU, U.S., South Africa and India. With the world nearing a COVID vaccine surplus, many believe the debate has become more about the next health crisis rather than the current one. Two Geneva-based trade diplomats weren't convinced by China's pledge. The official added that this had the effect of slowing down the talks, but both countries defended their inputs. "Switzerland is actively and constructively engaged" in the talks, a spokesperson said, while pointing out that "questions remain" regarding the text.
On Roosevelt Row, allegations of inappropriate behavior follow owner of popular bookstore
       
Aaron Johnson founded Lawn Gnome Publishing in 2004 and opened a storefront near Fifth and Roosevelt streets with Kickstarter funds in 2012. Lawn Gnome Publishing's annual New Year's Eve party, called Flannel Ball, was a hot spot for downtown hipsters. He denied ever dating current employees and said there was only one case in which he dated a former employee after they left Lawn Gnome Publishing. She said she quit after about two years of working at Lawn Gnome Publishing in 2016, but later returned to offer her help. He said he wanted Lawn Gnome Publishing to serve as a "springboard" for his employees' careers, and regrets that people have been hurt.
2022 Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team
       
(Del Sol volleyball photo)Green Valley's Aiden Olsen is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Green Valley volleyball photo)Green Valley's Aric Olsen is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Green Valley volleyball photo)Arbor View's Carson Cheney is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Arbor View volleyball photo)Spring Valley's Carson Dooley is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Spring Valley volleyball photo)Shadow Ridge's Tyler Kirk is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team.
Chef José Andrés praises the ‘importance of volunteers’ in Ron Howard’s ‘We Feed People’
       
“It’s really about the importance of volunteers and volunteerism,” Howard said, and what urgent, yet compassionate, aid really looks like. An early scene recounts the powerful lesson Andrés learned during his first relief trip to Haiti, when he learned to make beans from local women using their traditional methods, rather than his own. “We are doing close to 400,000 meals a day,” Andrés said, getting even more animated and garrulous as he touts WCK’s accomplishments. We were the first people in Bucha (Ukraine) after the war started.”“Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24,” said Andrés. We were there serving meals on the 25th.”“We Feed People” (Unrated) is available to stream on Disney+ starting Friday, May 27.
Flags again planted at graves of fallen soldiers in Calverton National Cemetery
       
Thousands of volunteers representing Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops from all corners of Long Island spent Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery planting flags at the graves of fallen soldiers to honor their service on Memorial Day weekend. For Kurtzrock, scouts who place flags at the gravesites learn about giving back and understand what soldiers gave up for the country. Skylar Strouse, 4, of Coram, helps place a flag at Calverton National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend volunteer event Saturday. Credit: Morgan CampbellJillian James, a cubmaster for Huntington Cub Scout Pack 403, was taking part for the first time at the ceremony with her pack of 15 to 20 children, who arrived at 9 a.m. Despite the long lines of traffic getting in, the children were in good spirits as they planted flags, James said.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
NEW YORK — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,400 flights were canceled as of 5;15 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Ray Liotta's family hire private jet to fly his body home from the Dominican
       
Ray Liotta’s body is being transported via private jet from the Dominican Republic back to Los Angeles at his family's request as his devastated fiancée breaks her silence on the actor's shocking death. The Dominican Republic funeral home where Liotta's body has been held made rush arrangements to transport him via private plane, at his family’s request, sources told DailyMail.com. ‘The body is now still with us,’ a staffer at Funeraria Blandino in the Dominican capital Santo Domingo told DailyMail.com Saturday. Two nights before he died, Liotta was pictured dining with Nittolo at an upscale steakhouse in the Dominican Republic. They are pictured in 2008Before finding Nittolo, Liotta was married to producer Michelle Grace.
Moscow Targets Chinese Nationals Amid Coronavirus Fears. And the Arctic Heats Up in Record Speed
       
This week on the podcast:— China has complained that Moscow’s response to coronavirus is discriminatory and risks damaging relations with Beijing. Associated Press correspondents Francesca Ebel and Dasha Litvinova looked at how Moscow authorities went into great lengths to track down Chinese nationals. — The battle for the Arctic is heating up — literally — as countries, companies and citizens wrangle to protect and advance their interests in the region. We’ll speak to American journalist Alec Luhn about the effects of climate change on the Arctic, and Russia’s political and economic strategy for its icy north. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov's Departure Say About Modern Russia
       
From today — that’s Thursday the 20th of February — most Chinese citizens will be temporarily blocked from entering Russia as part of Moscow’s latest moves to contain the spread of coronavirus. The ban covers all Chinese citizens traveling to Russia on employment, tourist and student visas. to discuss Russia’s latest moves to stop the coronavirus spread is Alexander Gabuev , chair of the Asia-Pacific programat Carnegie Moscow Center.
Putin Forever? And Russia's Economy Rocked by Coronavirus Fallout
       
This week on the podcast:— In a televised statement to Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Putin backed a constitutional shake-up that could see him remain president for another two full terms. — Last week, Russia rejected a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cut oil production in response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, kicking off an “oil price war” and sending global energy prices tumbling. In the studio to weigh up those claims and assess the real damage is Natasha Doff, economy and government editor at Bloomberg News here in Moscow. From Russia With News is hosted by Jake Cordell and produced by Pjotr Sauer. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Russia Prepares for a Surge in Coronavirus Cases
       
This week on the program we look at how Russia is dealing with the coronavirus, with experts on the line to take us through the latest developments and assess how Russia’s health system and economy will cope with the pandemic. — Moscow Times reporter Evan Gershkovich joins us to go over the steps Russia has taken in recent days. — And finally, ING’s Chief Russia Economist Dmitry Dolgin explains how the massive global economic disruption caused by the coronavirus will affect Russia. Read More:Russia Says It Has Very Few Coronavirus Cases. ‘We Don’t Have Enough Intensive Care Beds’: Coronavirus Will Test Russia’s Creaking Healthcare System
China, Russia veto U.S.-led push for North Korea sanctions
       
1/2Russia and China vetoed a U.S.-led resolution in the U.N. Security Council that sought to place additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of its ballistic missile tests. However, Russia and China -- which wield veto power as permanent members -- blocked the resolution from passing, marking the first time the Security Council has been split on the issue since sanctions against North Korea began in 2006. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea. Ahead of the vote, Thomas-Greenfield said North Korea is "actively preparing to conduct a nuclear test." He also accused Washington of using the North Korea issue as "a chessman on the chessboard for their so-called Indo-Pacific strategy."
“I’ve Just Been Made Redundant, What Am I Entitled To?” – We Speak to the UAE’s Legal Experts to Find Out
       
We reach out to Taronish Mistry, Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associate LLP, to find out what those who have, unfortunately, been made redundant are legally entitled to under the UAE Labour Law. Traditionally, Mistry explains, there has been no concept of redundancy in UAE Labour Law (Federal Law No. "The courts have previously acknowledged that redundancy dismissals can be fair under UAE law," Mistry reveals. However, certain transgressions on the employee's part justify termination without notice – these can be found in Article 120 of the UAE Labour Law. If the dismissal is declared arbitrary, the court may order the employer to pay compensation of up to three months of wages to the employee," Mistry states.
The 22 best tech podcasts (that aren't 'Reply All')
       
For another, Reply All is far from the only great tech podcast out there. So let's do our own version of a Super Tech Support, with a special round of Yes-Yes-No on tech podcasts you might not have heard of yet, but should know about now. Since launching in 2020, There Are No Girls on the Internet quickly became one of the most essential tech podcasts out there. [Adapted from our Best Feminist Podcasts and Best Podcasts on Disinformation and Misinformation roundup]2. Get WiredGet Wired is a singular show in the world of tech podcasts.
‘Top Gun: Maverick’ starring Tom Cruise tops the domestic box office
       
“Top Gun: Maverick” came out with guns blazing at the domestic box office on Friday. The sequel, starring Tom Cruise reprising his 1986 role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell alongside Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm, raked in $51,800,000, according to the IMDB’s Box Office Mojo database. “The Bob’s Burgers Movie,” which was released on Friday, trailed in second place, earning $5,700,000. The musical comedy flick, based on the animated series, had its release date delayed for almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Progressive policy experiments hurt the people they claim to help
       
In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and elsewhere progressive DA’s and other electeds made sweeping “reforms” these past few years: ditching bail, decriminalizing quality-of-life offenses and hamstringing cops. Blacks and Hispanics were 63% of San Francisco shooting victims, though they combine for only 18% of the population. Add to that disastrous COVID school closures — demanded by the same crowd that wants to kill calculus and Shakespeare. San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin faces a likely recall; LA’s soft-on-crime George Gascón faces a second recall vote. Woke school-board members got the boot in San Francisco.
Inside the race to master supersonic air travel
       
Bold corporate claims of bringing back supersonic travel will run headlong into scientific challenges for years to come, they added. “These manufacturers are trying to reinvent supersonic aircraft,” said Dan Rutherford, director of the aviation program at the International Council on Clean Transportation. Over the past decade, numerous start-ups have cropped up promising a better, more cost-effective supersonic jet for commercial air travel. Mike Leskinen, president of United Airlines Ventures, said his company’s bet on supersonic travel will fill customer demand for high-speed business travel. But the supply of sustainable fuel is limited and the cost is high — two to five times costlier than fossil jet fuel.
Air travelers face heavy cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday's cancellations were due to bad weather and "air traffic control actions," noting it's trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. People who are only now booking travel for the summer are experiencing the sticker shock.
U.N. rights chief says she urged China to review counter-terrorism policies
       
BEIJING, May 28 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China was criticised by rights groups and Western countries, said she urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure they comply with international human rights standards. Bachelet started her China trip, the first by a U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner in 17 years, on Monday in the southern city of Guangzhou before heading to Xinjiang. Chinese President Xi Jinping and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet are seen on a giant screen broadcasting news footage of their virtual meeting at a shopping complex in Beijing, China May 25, 2022. Rights groups and Western countries worry that China will use her trip as an endorsement of its rights record. During the media briefing, Bachelet also described as "deeply worrying" the detention in Hong Kong of activists, lawyers and journalists.
Kellyanne Conway says the 2020 Trump campaign's China-centric 'Beijing Biden' attacks were 'foolish'
       
President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 15, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FileKellyanne Conway in her new book says the GOP's "Beijing Biden" attacks didn't connect with voters. Conway described Trump's 2020 presidential reelection effort as "more solipsistic than scrappy." While campaigning for reelection in Ohio weeks before the November general election, Trump warned that Biden's ascent to the White House would halt gains in the manufacturing sector. "Put simply, if Biden wins, China wins," Trump said at the time, per The Associated Press.
Millennials, boomers part of 'triple threat' driving up housing prices: Real estate expert
       
Baby boomers and millennials are part of a "triple threat" driving up prices in the housing market, according to the founder and executive of America’s largest owner of single-family homes. "There’s a huge amount of inventory stuck in baby boomers," Pretium CEO Don Mullen told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" Wednesday. Mullen noted that he founded Pretium in 2012 when expectations were that millennials, as they aged, would want to form households in a "classic," single-family home. He believes that the only solution to bringing down soaring housing costs is to lower the number of buyers. "The only answer in the near term to increased housing prices is a reduction in the people trying to buy," he said.
Your Worst Fears About Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Are True
       
Taco Bell took the Mexican Pizza off its menu in 2020 during the height of the covid pandemic. Mexican Pizza did not make the cut, but it's very possible that the Yum! Taco Bell also shared some vague details about the eventual return of the Mexican Pizza on its website. Taco Bell has also delayed the planned musical on the Mexican Pizza that was written by Dolly Parton. What Is the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza?
How Instagram and TikTok prey on pregnant women’s worst fears
       
After being inundated with TikTok videos about miscarriages and stillbirths, “I was scared that my baby was gonna die,” she said. But for many pregnant women, Vick is recognizable less as a behind-the-scenes activist than as a social media influencer — albeit a very niche one. “I do not want pregnant women to feel anxious; I felt anxious throughout an entire pregnancy. AdvertisementAfter her stillbirth, Vick says, she spent some time off social media; she found it too triggering. In the place of stillbirth videos, Lopez said, her feed instead now pushes ones about sudden infant death syndrome.
Sigma Derby’s social appeal brings players new and old to The D
       
(Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it's trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
It's raining local OHSAA state tennis champions after Cincinnati title drought
       
MASON – While it rained most of the week, requiring Friday's early-round matches to be moved indoors, Greater Cincinnati tennis players broke the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tennis tournament title drought Saturday. Miller, the district champ, had lost to Gahanna's Carpico 6-3, 6-3 and Choo fell to Mason's Gogineni 6-1, 6-0 in the morning. After beating Ethan Blatt/John Corbett of Seven Hills, 7-5, 6-0, in the semi, they downed Pepper Pike Orange's Jake Goldstein/Gabi Kalir 6-4, 6-4. It was Indian Hill's first state title since Andrew Pregel won singles in 2018. Armed with one state title, Indian Hill hit the road for Upper Arlington where they'll play in Sunday's Division II OTCA team tournament.
Howie Carr: Just another delirious day trip for Biden, unstuck in time again
       
He called Zoom “Joom.” He claimed he’s convinced “North Korea” to impose sanctions on Russia. In short, it was just another delirious day trip for Brandon away from the assisted-living facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “I was appointed to the Academy in 1965.”For the record, in 1965 Biden was 22 years old. So I went to Delaware.”He was referring to two Heisman Trophy winners from Navy — Roger Staubach and Joe Bellino. North Korea didn’t know.
Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the Willow Disney+ sequel series
       
Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, which is a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy movie of the same name. 'Madmartigan lives on': Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, which is a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy movie of the same name. 'Val's spirit is very much with the series,' Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment. Along the way, Willow crosses paths with disgraced knight Madmartigan, who eventually joins the dwarf's quest'Val's spirit is very much with the series,' Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment. Val's ex-wife Joanne Whalley, who played his love interest Princess Sorsha in the original movie, is also reprising her role in the Disney+ TV series.
NICHOLAS COLERIDGE looks to the showpiece Jubilee events set to be marvelled at by a BILLION viewers
       
There were always two objectives for the Platinum Jubilee, one easy, the other more complex. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, of which I am Co-Chair, will be held next Sunday: the culmination of the celebrations, the largest and most inclusive. And as the grand finale: the smorgasbord of military tradition, nostalgia, future-gazing, grooviness, multiculturalism and multi-surprises of the Platinum Pageant. Nicholas Coleridge is Co-Chair of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant with Sir Michael Lockett. So break out the bunting and get ready to celebrate this year’s historic Platinum Jubilee.
Walk one mile in the Queen's shoes, then say she's pointless, argues MAUREEN LIPMAN
       
I love and respect Queen Elizabeth more than any other world figure. Queen Elizabeth II , right, shakes hands with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, as his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa, center, looks on, during a reception with Commonwealth Nations Heads of Government and representatives of the Commonwealth nationsThe answers are probably Yes, Yes and Yes. How many anxious brooding moments about her own children and their children has she stifled as a Prime Minister boomed on? (Unsurprisingly, the late Duke of Edinburgh got to visit another musical, Chicago, with its ladies in basques straddling chairs, instead.) Is there anyone out there who would relish changing clothes three times a day and wearing a scratchy sash or tiara?
Queen determined to defy mobility struggles by making TWO appearances on Buckingham Palace balcony
       
In a show of the resilience that has marked her record-breaking reign, the Queen has vowed to make two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday, the first day of her Jubilee celebrations. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. The Queen will later return to the balcony with more family members joining her to watch the RAF flypast at the close of the parade. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
Netflix CEO says 75% stock drop was 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing'
       
The CEO of Netflix said the company's recent 75 percent stock drop was a 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing' moment for the streaming platform, which lost lost 200,000 subscribers in the first three months of the year. 'It was horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing,' CEO Ted Sarandos told The New York Times. Netflix recently announced 150 layoffs and dropped several shows in development, including projects by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos (pictured Friday) said the company's recent 75 percent stock drop was a 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing' moment for the streaming platformThe company lost $54 billion in a single day in April after having seen booming success at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you'd find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.'
China’s foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
       
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China’s ties with Pacific nations. In Fiji, Wang will host a meeting with Pacific islands’ foreign ministers and hopes to win the endorsement of 10 Pacific nations for a sweeping agreement that would cover everything from security to fisheries. He started his trip on Thursday in the Solomon Islands .
Dying of a broken heart: Yes you can, and mass shootings, COVID, stress increase risk
       
Broken heart syndrome, also called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can cause the the heart to pump poorly and create symptoms resembling a heart attack. In cases of broken heart syndrome, the heart's main pumping chamber temporarily enlarges and pumps poorly, according to the American Heart Association. Cheng's ongoing research suggests broken heart syndrome, stress-related heart disease and traditional heart attacks have continued to rise during the pandemic. If a person survives the onset of broken heart syndrome, they can often recover within days or weeks, the AHA says. Some research has suggested people who have had broken heart syndrome have a higher risk for future heart events.
Memorial Day air travelers face more than 1,200 flight cancellations on Saturday
       
Anne D'InnocenzioNEW YORK – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Opinion | Who Decides the Right Way to Protest?
       
archived recording 3 Demonstrations were largely peaceful across the United States overnight, as hundreds of thousands of Americans continue to protest the killing of George Floyd. archived recording 6 Justice! archived recording 6 Now! archived recording 6 Justice! archived recording 6 Now!
Transit commission chairman offers advice for Metro funding problems
       
Placeholder while article actions loadThe recent Metro safety problems and leadership changes cannot obscure what lies ahead for the transit agency: Major funding issues and possible service cuts if ridership does not dramatically improve. The steep Metro fare revenue decline began early in the pandemic, but the agency was saved by $2.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Some new business plan and projections are going to have to be devised for Metro to survive going forward. AdvertisementQ: Why does it seem like Metro is going to have a harder time to recover than many agencies? Then Metro has got to get out there and say, “Well, we now have an understanding of what went wrong.
Why One CIO Is Waiting for ‘a Solid Panic’ in the Stock Market
       
(Bloomberg) -- The stock market has staged a ferocious rebound in the past week after almost falling into a bear market. A: I don’t think we found a bottom yet. That being said, it has held -- I just don’t think we’re done yet. Yeah, cash balances have definitely increased and yes, we’ve seen some equity selling, but not a well and true panic. You’re talking a lot of money to sit and wait, plus you might get price appreciations still because they keep making more money.
U.S. doctors reconsider Pfizer's Paxlovid for lower-risk COVID patients
       
Use of Pfizer's Paxlovid, authorized to treat newly infected, at-risk people in order to prevent severe illness, has soared as infections have risen. Biden administration officials have pushed for wide use of Paxlovid, which the government purchased and provides free. He said he is still recommending Paxlovid for people who have significant health conditions or are over age 75. "We have not seen any resistance emerge to date in patients treated with Paxlovid," a spokesperson said. The CDC also said it is unclear whether cases of rebound symptoms have anything to do with Paxlovid, or are simply part of the natural trajectory of COVID-19.
Dying of a broken heart: Yes you can, and mass shootings, COVID, stress increase risk
       
In cases of broken heart syndrome, the heart's main pumping chamber temporarily enlarges and pumps poorly, according to the American Heart Association. The study, published in October 2021 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found an increase in rates of broken heart syndrome from 2006 to 2017. Cheng's ongoing research suggests broken heart syndrome, stress-related heart disease and traditional heart attacks have continued to rise during the pandemic. Respiratory problems brought on by a COVID-19 infection could likely increase cases of broken heart syndrome, too, Wittstein said. If a person survives the onset of broken heart syndrome, they can often recover within days or weeks, the AHA says.
Zelensky warns of ‘hunger catastrophe,’ accusing Russia of blocking Ukraine’s grain exports
       
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warns of a "catastrophe" in global food supplies in a video conference broadcast at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 23. (Andrey Borodulin/AFP via Getty Images)“Unless this issue is resolved, we cannot speak of any opportunities to export Ukrainian grain by sea,” he warned. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley noted out at a press conference Monday with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin that the U.S. has no vessels in the Black Sea. “I think it’s quite important to the economy of Ukraine, and many countries in the world depend on Ukrainian grain,” he told reporters. He said Russia can offer to export 25 million tons of grain from Aug. 1 until the end of 2022 through the port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea.
'We cannot heal when we are alone': Milwaukee comes together at 10th Annual Heal the Hood
       
Now in its 10th year, Heal the Hood promotes peace and positivity. Heal the Hood founder Ajamou Butler said the effort has lasted for so long because of grassroots support. In the past 10 years, other groups and nonprofits have started and stopped, for various reasons, but Heal the Hood remains. The finding was not surprising to Butler, who has helped plan Heal the Hood for eight years. Several were doing that at Heal the Hood, where Muhammad served as the event's co-host.
Readers and writers: Memories of an Indian boarding school and a tender (yes, tender) crime novel
       
I was going to help this little Indian girl who stuffed so many losses for so long. — from “Golden-Brown Indian Girl”On the the cover of Donna Council’s new book is a picture of a little Indian girl. But that little Indian girl was always inside her. In her mind, Council took the trembling little hand of the golden-brown Indian girl who was anxious, looking around. Joey Green has returned to Beaufort, N.C., to look after his father, a doctor who dedicated his career to working in a low-income clinic.
Dave Matthews Band cancels weekend performances in West Palm Beach due to COVID
       
The Dave Matthews Band has canceled its West Palm Beach concerts for this weekend after a band member came down with COVID-19. Advertisement“Due to a positive Covid case inside the band, we must regretfully postpone tonight and tomorrow nights’ appearances in West Palm Beach, FL.,” the band posted on its website. “We are incredibly sorry to all our fans who planned to spend the holiday weekend with us. Please hold on to your tickets as we work towards a rescheduled date.”The band did not identify the member. Advertisement[ RELATED: More of Florida seeing ‘high’ community levels as positivity rate, hospitalizations climb ]It’s not the first time COVID-19 has impacted the band.
OHSAA state tennis: Mason takes DI singles, doubles titles, Indian Hill DII doubles champs
       
Miller, the district champ, had lost to Gahanna's Carpico 6-3, 6-3 and Choo fell to Mason's Gogineni 6-1, 6-0 in the morning. After beating Ethan Blatt/John Corbett of Seven Hills, 7-5, 6-0 in the semi, they downed Pepper Pike Orange's Jake Goldstein/Gabi Kalir 6-4, 6-4. It was Indian Hill's first state title since Andrew Pregel won singles in 2018. MariemontJunior Will Stephens lost in the Divisoin II first round to Pepper Pike Orange's Ben Pomerants, 6-0, 6-0. He won his opening round 6-0, 6-0 against Jack Burke of Toledo Ottawa Hills.
CRC: Baker transitions into senior director role while maintaining services
       
Baker was named senior director of Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) following the resignation – some say unexpected – of Bill Owens April 18. Owens was executive director of the CRC for more than 25 years, but didn’t leave a public message as to his decision. Baker said the primary concern through all of the confusion was to make sure that service went uninterrupted for CRC clients. Robin Brown, senior services director for the center, said she welcomes several events returning after two years of COVID-related cancellations. She said she’s pleased the center’s board named Baker as senior director, which essentially is the same function as executive director.
Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning
       
Industry insiders say the move away from daily cleaning, which gained traction during the pandemic, is driven by customer preferences. Unionized hotel workers are trying get the message out that turning down daily room cleaning is hurting housekeepers and threatening jobs. Even though hotels in New Jersey are required by law to offer daily cleaning, some guests still turn it down. "You've got a lot of first- and second-generation immigrant folks that are kind of left high and dry by these non-daily room cleaning requirements." Washington, D.C.'s city council in April passed emergency legislation requiring hotels in the district to service rooms daily unless guests opt-out.
‘Small knife in the rural economy’ as bird shortage triggers swathe of shoots to be cancelled
       
A third of shoots could be cancelled this year, as a shortage of birds threatens to cut off a “major lifeline” for rural communities. About 30 to 40 per cent of shoots are expected to be cancelled completely. It is warned that the cancellations will have a “catastrophic” impact on shoots, as well as pubs, hotels and country sport shops. Shooting is estimated to bring £2.5 billion to the rural economy and support tens of thousands of jobs. “We will definitely have a shooting season,” he told The Telegraph.
Boris Johnson declares war on rip-off petrol stations
       
Penny Mordaunt, the trade minister, told constituents that the rule-breaking exposed by Sue Gray’s report was “shameful”. Ms Mordaunt said she was “angry” at those in Downing Street who were ignoring Covid rules while blocking “reasonable requests to relax restrictions” during the pandemic. The RAC has said that retailers are “taking on average 2p a litre more” than they were before the 5p cut. Last week, senior ministers discussed the idea of imposing a similar tax on petrol firms. A Downing Street source added: “We are not looking at another tax.”A Cabinet minister said: “It’s not up to the Government how much profit business makes.
Amid boycotts, US scrambling to make Summit of the Americas a success
       
Several leaders are threatening to boycott the summit because the U.S. has decided to not invite the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua. "Is it going to be the Summit of the Americas or the Summit of the Friends of America? "I will attend the summit only if all of the countries in the Americas are invited without exception," President Xiomara Castro tweeted Saturday. Biden administration officials have denied that was the case, but a senior Caribbean-nation official said they made a difference in getting 13 of the 14 island nations to RSVP yes, according to Reuters. Fifteen House Democrats, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Gregory Meeks, wrote to Biden Thursday expressing "concern" about the decision.
China's foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
       
China’s foreign minister has met with the leaders of Samoa on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China’s ties with Pacific nationsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)BEIJING -- China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations.
Black Kos, Week In Review
       
They are widely recognized as the original model for community land trusts in the U.S. – and its membership of Black farmers in Albany. The Grio: Is monkeypox a Black disease? This is what we talk about when mainstream media paints Black/African people as disease vectors and threats to white health. That Haitian president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was one of the first Black figures to raise a loud voice in favor of reparations for his people. At the time, the mainstream media did not include in its reports the role that his demand for reparations might have played in his fall.
Angry-making COVID-19 headlines: South China Morning Post commits journalistic crime
       
The data encompasses both older adults who were hospitalised because of Covid (27 per cent) and those who were not (73 per cent). Indeed, the follow-up quote from Dr. Cohen lends credence to this angle: “’On average, older adults are less resilient. But in many elderly people, long Covid is difficult to recognise. “The challenge is that nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, pain, confusion, and increased frailty are things we often see in seriously ill older adults. We’re now moving into the era where we have to come to terms that Long Covid is real and will be with us for the foreseeable future.
The Daily Bucket- all vaxxed up and boosted...then it hit...and something about Burrowing Owls
       
This winter our small rural community of active 60, 70 and 80 year-old snowbirds was asked by Audubon-Southwest and Wild at Heart, Inc. to take on a Burrowing Owl relocation Downtown Owls project. Our Hope volunteers helped build 20 safe underground burrows with tents for 40 burrowing owls that had been displaced by Phoenix neighborhood and commercial developments. We’d worked hard to save all 40 Burrowing Owls. I can’t wait to get back this fall to see how our Burrowing Owls are thriving in their new habitat. I’ll bet you’ve never seen a burrowing owl eat a defrosted white mouse!
What it's like...
       
It's been one year and 7 months since I lost my youngest child. I was in Seattle visiting my grandkids when I got the call from the coroner's office at 1am. Almost 20 months later and it's still a daily struggle not to break down and collapse at any moment. All the pain, all the sorrow, all the anguish, I feel, multiplied, by 4, by 10, by 19, by 58. I got news for them, the families and friends of the victims of their "freedom", will never be free again.
Science has answers to why conservatives fall so easily for COVID-19 and Russian propaganda
       
This is why fearmongering is used more often as a persuasion technique in right-wing media, and why conspiracies are more likely to take root in conservative thought. Glut of right-wing misinformationResearchers from The Ohio State University ran a study in 2021 on political views and media bias. He said invasion talk was “hysteria” and had a chyron under him that read: “NEWS OUTLETS ARE BEHAVING LIKE STATE MEDIA AND UNCRITICALLY PUSHING STATE DEPT PROPAGANDA.” The career diplomats at the State Department were lying. Right-wing media creates conspiracy theorists by trapping them in a vortex of fear. Fox News isn’t getting any better, as seen by their latest fearmongering on “great replacement theory.” It’s too bad right-wing media outlets don’t come with warning labels.
The student loan crisis was caused by a pile of problems. It requires more than one solution
       
If student loan repayment was easy to navigate, and if the terms were fair, then perhaps there wouldn't be a crisis. We need to get to a place where student loan payments don’t leave borrowers feeling trapped by their loans. Blanket forgiveness or targeted forgiveness are two options that would help correct the years of government inaction that led to the student loan debt crisis. Another important feature of the Australian student loan system is that student loans are interest-free. Student loan debt is forever.
Texas is a top target for gun rights lobbying and political contributions • OpenSecrets
       
Texas also ranks second among the 19 states tracked by OpenSecrets for state-level lobbying by gun rights groups with more than $3 million in spending from 2015 through 2021. The influence gun rights groups exert in Texas is also evident in grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts spearheaded by the NRA. Abbot has received more than $20,000 in contributions from gun rights groups with most of that coming from the NRA and the Texas State Rifle Association. The NRA, the Texas State Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund have all given political contributions to Paxton. Gun money across party linesContributions from gun rights groups in the Lone Star State are not limited to Republicans.
Boris Johnson Dodged a COVID Reckoning. Now He’s Doubling Down on Deportations.
       
As one commentator put it, “The [prime minister] has dodged a Partygate reckoning.”As recently as this January it had seemed that the Conservative government might be doomed. Prime Minister Johnson’s support remains, from this perspective, very thin. At the press conference where he announced the Rwanda plan, Prime Minister Johnson suggested that it would face legal challenge from his opponents. So why was the prime minister seemingly pleading with his opponents to sue him? Johnson has been prime minister all this time.
After Mass Shootings, Republicans Shield White Supremacists From Scrutiny
       
The bill would require federal agencies to document and report domestic terrorism threats, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis inside law enforcement agencies. Thanks to Trump and others on the far right, white supremacist ideologies such as “replacement theory” that motivated the Buffalo gunman are going mainstream among GOP voters. Like other Republicans, Roy argued the anti-terrorism bill would be used by the Biden administration to target right-wing activists. It’s no secret white supremacists and far right extremists have claimed far more lives with violent attacks in the U.S. than leftists. And Republicans rejected the focus on identifying white supremacists working in law enforcement.
Texas Reps Have Taken Over $14 Million From Gun Rights Groups
       
Texas representatives in the 117th Congress took more money from gun rights groups than lawmakers in any other state, a new OpenSecrets analysis found. The influence gun rights groups exert in Texas is also evident in grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts spearheaded by the NRA. Abbot has received more than $20,000 in contributions from gun rights groups with most of that coming from the NRA and the Texas State Rifle Association. Gun Money Across Party LinesContributions from gun rights groups in the Lone Star State are not limited to Republicans. Gun rights groups spent over $2.1 million on lobbying in California from 2015 through 2021 with $811,899 of that spending bankrolled by the NRA.
Opinion | The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump
       
This is a column about good news, written in the shadow of the worst news imaginable. Like many people, the mass shooting of children in Uvalde, Texas, is basically the only thing I’ve read about for days. Climate change, systemic racism, toxic masculinity, online disinformation, gun violence, police violence, the next Trump coup, the latest Covid variant, the death of democracy, climate change again. This is the liberal crisis list; the conservative list is different. In this one I want to acknowledge that in a different zone of existential agitation, things just meaningfully improved.
Opinion | Summer Camp for All
       
Not every child will thrive at summer camp, and there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the outdoors and gain the benefits that come with socialization and play. But if America wanted to, it could make summer camp accessible to every child who wanted to go. Mr. Rosenberg said day camps range in cost from free to more than $200 per day and overnight camp prices range from free to more than $500 per day. To scale up, summer camp operators say they need a dedicated funding stream, more philanthropic aid and help with staffing. No one is suggesting that a few weeks of summer camp is a cure-all.
First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting
       
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoGENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) - Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the U.N. health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. "An updated, modernized IHR will help all countries and will ensure we have the information, resources, capacity, and transparency needed to address future global health crises," she said in a statement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterWriting by Paul Carrel; Editing by Nick MacfieOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend , the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Monkeypox symptoms and how to tell if you have it: what you need to know
       
Scattered outbreaks of monkeypox cases have been raising alarm, and there are plenty of questions about how people can protect themselves. What are the monkeypox symptoms to look out for? People who may have symptoms of monkeypox, or who reports contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of monkeypox, should contact their healthcare provider. The U.S. has 1,000 doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine in its national stockpile, and also has 100 million doses of the older smallpox vaccine, which could potentially be used. The original smallpox vaccine, ACAM2000, was shown to be about 85% effective in preventing monkeypox, although there were some serious side effects.
Guess who's buying stocks?
       
We’re talking about company insiders. Three new reports dropped onto my desk and they all report the same thing: A big surge in insider buying. “When looking at insiders buying to insiders selling so far this month, more insiders have purchased than sold for the first time since March 2020,” the company reports. Insider stock purchases have usually been a good forward indicator of where businesses (and stock prices) are headed. Note, please, that we are not talking about illegal insider buying based on major information that hasn’t yet been disclosed to the market.
‘I’m a man of simple pleasures’: I live with my girlfriend, 59, who owns several homes and has saved $3 million. I pay utilities and cable, and do repairs. Is that enough?
       
I have no debt other than a car lease, I manage my finances prudently, and I’m a man of simple pleasures. Given our markedly different financial circumstances, I think it best to keep our estates separate, and she is in agreement. In my opinion, any maintenance or repair costs associated with things she owns are her responsibility, as they are for me. But those two issues — your contributions and your girlfriend’s spending habits — are separate issues. Check out the Moneyist private Facebook group, where we look for answers to life’s thorniest money issues.
First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting - U.S.
       
GENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) - Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the U.N. health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. The breakthrough - amendments to Article 59 of the IHR that will speed up the implementation of reforms - came after early opposition from Africa and others was overcome this week. Sheba Crocker, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, hailed as "a significant achievement" the initial amendments and an agreement on establishing a working group to consider targeted, substantive amendments. "An updated, modernized IHR will help all countries and will ensure we have the information, resources, capacity, and transparency needed to address future global health crises," she said in a statement.
Opinion: How many bots are on Twitter? The question is hard to answer—and misses the point anyway
       
So why are people arguing about the percentage of bot accounts on Twitter? We brought the concept of the “social bot” to the foreground and first estimated their prevalence on Twitter in 2017. Common terms such as “fake accounts,” “spam accounts” and “bots” are used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. For simplicity, researchers use the term “inauthentic accounts” to refer to the collection of fake accounts, spammers and malicious bots. Finally, inauthentic accounts can evade detection by techniques like swapping handles or automatically posting and deleting large volumes of content.
Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears
       
“Hotter and more dangerous heat waves are coming earlier, in May ... and the other thing is we are getting older and more people are living alone,” said Eric Klinenberg, a New York University sociologist, who wrote “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago” about the 1995 heat wave. Part of the problem, experts say, is that communities nationwide are still learning how deadly heat can be. Still, there is evidence that people don’t appreciate or even know just how dangerous the heat can be. Just how many deaths in the U.S. are heat related today is unclear. “It’s hard to distinguish excess heat deaths from COVID deaths,” he said.
3rd Congressional District sees primaries on both sides
       
Randell Hynes and Susie Lee, Democratic candidates for Congressional District 1, 2022 primary. Clockwise from top left: April Becker, Clark Bossert, John Kovacs and Noah Malgeri, Republican candidates for Congressional District 3, 2022 primary. In the last Congress, the nonpartisan Lugar Center ranked Lee as the most bipartisan Nevada member of the House at No. With a background in solar energy, Hynes said he would push for continued development and installation of panels at residences and on public lands. In Nevada, Congressional District 3 has long been a “swing” district.
Review: Olivia Rodrigo serves up raw catharsis in S.F. during final ‘Sour’ U.S. tour stop
       
At just 19 years old, Olivia Rodrigo has a triple-platinum debut album and three Grammys. @oliviarodrigo has officially ended her North American Leg of her SOUR TOUR in San Francisco, California. Next month, she's flying cross country to Europe for her second and final Leg of her SOUR TOUR. Olivia Rodrigo with fans in San Francisco. pic.twitter.com/EltzDZQZPJ — Olivia Rodrigo Updates (@LivUpdatesDaily) May 28, 2022Yes, there were a lot of school-age kids wandering the Civic in large groups, and the devotion levels were high.
Remote learning apps used in schools tracked kids’ data without their knowledge, report says
       
When the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional methods of delivering education, school districts across the country and the globe turned to online learning platforms. It was a quick pivot. Miami-Dade County Schools, for example, switched from in-person learning to fully remote learning in a two-week time frame that overlapped with spring break, offering what many thought would be a temporary fix. AdvertisementBut many of the same platforms used to support teaching during what turned out to be nearly two years of at-home learning tracked students without their knowledge and shared that data with big tech companies like Facebook and Google, which could monetize the students’ information by selling ads to companies that targeted the children, according to a newly released report by the advocacy group Human Rights Watch. Read the full story at Miamiherald.com.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
       
Anne D'InnocenzioAP Retail WriterNew York – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EST Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Key inflation gauge slowed to still-high 6.3% over past year
       
While high inflation is still causing hardships for millions of households, any slowing of price increases, if sustained, would provide some modest relief. Yet all that spending is helping keep prices high and could make the Federal Reserve’s goal of taming inflation even harder. Still, high inflation is forcing consumers, on average, to save less. The savings rate fell to 4.4% last month, the lowest level since 2008. Excluding the volatile food and energy categories, so-called core prices rose 0.3% from March to April, matching the previous month’s rise.
Cannes Film Festival Winners Announced: Song Kang-Ho Best Actor – Live
       
Refresh for latest…: The 75th Cannes Film Festival draws to a close tonight as the main awards, including the Palme d’Or, are soon to be handed out in the Palais. Scroll down for the list of winners which is being updated as prizes are announced. The Cannes jury this year is led by French actor Vincent Lindon, supported by Rebecca Hall, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Jasmine Trinca, Asghar Farhadi, Lady Ly, Jeff Nichols and Joachim Trier. Let’s hope no one pulls a Spike Lee and announces the Palme d’Or winner early as was the case last year. Annually, the outcome here in Cannes is anything but predictable, and Lindon’s jury could go in any direction.
Young people forced to wait until next year to book a driving test
       
Young people across large parts of the country face not being able to book a driving test until next year, as the full scale of the crisis engulfing the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is laid bare for the first time. As of Saturday night, at least five major cities, including London and Birmingham, appeared to have no slots available until early November, the limit of the Government-imposed booking window. The organisation said the current situation meant that learning to drive was no longer a “rite of passage” for young people. Analysis by The Telegraph of the DVSA centralised test booking website on Saturday indicated that in London, there were no test slots available for at least 24 weeks. The body also blamed a vicious circle whereby students, fearful of the backlog, book tests before they even begin driving lessons, and then often turn up unprepared.
'Daughter's long Covid makes us prisoners in our own home'
       
"While the Covid vaccine has saved lots of lives and at population level has been a good thing, we're now uncovering evidence that some people are developing this same kind of presentation - long Covid - after the vaccine, and it seems that has triggered it."
PM: Armenia's first satellite launched into space
       
Former Pakistani PM holds truck-mounted protest, furiously urging supporters to actionFormer Albanian president diesAzerbaijani MFA: Baku calls on Yerevan to correctly assess current realities of regionUS imposes sanctions on 2 Russian banks over North Korea's arms programPope to make 'historic' peaceful pilgrimage to South SudanRally on France Square in Yerevan ends: the procession beganEuropol is concerned about who will end up with weapons supplied by EU to UkraineCongo summons Rwandan ambassador, accusing Kigali of supporting M23 rebelsProtester: Artsakh has never been and will never be part of AzerbaijanRobert Kocharyan also takes part in rally on France Square in YerevanArmenian Ministry of Labor employee fired because of photo with Robert KocharyanResistance Movement rally begins on France Square in YerevanProcession kicks off in StepanakertEl Pais: EU wants to send a naval mission to free Ukraine's agricultural exportsEurope's frantic search for alternative to Russian energy sources increased demand, prices for Norwegian oil, gasPutin discuss situation in Ukraine by phone with Macron and ScholzYerevan and Paris mayors discuss issues of cooperationAnalysis: Turkey's inflation rate may exceed 200%Representatives of the Resistance Movement in Bash-Aparan lay flowersRussia successfully tests Zircon missilePutin ratifies dual citizenship agreement with South OssetiaUkraine to receive Harpoon anti-ship missilesArmenian soldier wounded in Azerbaijani shootingsRobert Kocharyan: Sardarapat is a symbol of unity of our nationIran's IRGC detains Greek oil tankers in Persian GulfRepresentatives of Resistance Movement conduct rally in GyumriCNN: US intelligence assesses whether North Korea tested missile with never-before-seen propertiesRussian envoy to US: American biological labs created around RussiaSamoa signs bilateral deal with China: West concernedFAO: 218 million people will face hunger amid situation in UkraineMedia: Turkey almost completed preparations for new o
From Scott Dixon to Stefan Wilson: 33 things to know about the 2022 Indy 500
       
Only seven drivers, including Scott Dixon, were racing in IndyCar when the now-six-time Series champ won his one and only Indy 500 back in 2008. Here are 32 other things to know about the Greatest Spectacle in Racing:Can Scott Dixon set the laps led record in the Indy 500? Though 47 years old, neither Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves wouldn't be the oldest Indy 500 winner (they can be next year!). DALY:Focused on Indy 500 win and going 243 mph: 'It's like a drug'Aggressive pair to watch19. Who will win Indy 500 rookie of the year?
NYC subway crime is soaring because we no longer bother to prevent it
       
New York is suffering soaring crime because it has abruptly switched its justice system from enlightened prevention to gruesome mop-up. But Abdullah’s background points up the fact that there shouldn’t have been a serious crime to solve in the first place. The three teens had entered the subway system without paying their fare, going through the exit gate, as most criminals do. Marcus Bethea, a 24 year-old “subway swiper,” was shot and killed at the Jamaica Center subway station in Queens last month. To get back to normal, or anywhere near it, we likely need 1990 levels of policing, not 2019 levels.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ projects $150 million opening
       
According to Deadline, "Top Gun: Maverick" is ranking $150 million over four days – the best opening for the film’s lead Tom Cruise. The release of "Top Gun: Maverick," which was delayed two years due to the coronavirus, is expected to bring diversity back to the box office. "Top Gun: Maverick" hits theaters 36 years after the original "Top Gun" was released in 1986. For the San Diego premiere, Cruise arrived in a helicopter. The helicopter was emblazoned with Cruise's name and the "Top Gun: Maverick" logo.
3 Women Die in Early Heat Wave in Chicago
       
CHICAGO — Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. “Hotter and more dangerous heat waves are coming earlier, in May … and the other thing is we are getting older and more people are living alone,” said Eric Klinenberg, a New York University sociologist, who wrote “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.” about the 1995 heat wave. Part of the problem, experts say, is that communities nationwide are still learning how deadly heat can be. Still, there is evidence that people don’t appreciate or even know just how dangerous the heat can be. “It’s hard to distinguish excess heat deaths from COVID deaths,” he said.
Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning
       
Sonia Guevara poses for a photo, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, outside the Hilton hotel where she works as a housekeeper in downtown Seattle. Industry insiders say the move away from daily cleaning, which gained traction during the pandemic, is driven by customer preferences. Unionized hotel workers are trying get the message out that turning down daily room cleaning is hurting housekeepers and threatening jobs. Even though hotels in New Jersey are required by law to offer daily cleaning, some guests still turn it down. Washington, D.C.’s city council in April passed emergency legislation requiring hotels in the district to service rooms daily unless guests opt-out.
‘We’re headed for a family feud’: My father offered his 3 kids equal monetary gifts. My siblings took cash. I took stock. It’s soared in value — now they’re crying foul
       
He was an active investor and offered the gift in the form of the stock instead of cash. My siblings took the cash and I decided to take it in stock valued the same as the cash amount. There’s no changing their mind and I’m convinced that we’re headed for a family feud. Your siblings could have chosen stocks over cash, but they wanted immediate gratification. The gamification of stock trading with apps such as Robinhood HOOD, +11.85% , which has extended its trading hours beyond the market’s official hours, is in part about getting that dopamine hit.
Sky-high gas prices aren’t stopping Americans from hitting the road this summer
       
Data from GasBuddy showed that nearly 60% of Americans are planning on hitting the road for a vacation at some point this summer. Across the US, gas prices are already sky-high – and most experts expect them to continue to climb. During the week before Memorial Day, the national average gas price was around $4.598 per gallon, according to data from AAA. And there’s no relief in sight – at least not according to analysts at the major investment banks, who expect gas prices will continue to climb as the summer drags on. But this year, since mid-April, US gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and today sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019.
Footnotes on Sequoia's startup memo
       
Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. Image Credits: Bryce Durbin/TechCrunchPitch Deck TeardownOur own Haje Jan Kamps has started a weekly series in which he reviews a startup's pitch deck in the shape of a witty column. Most recently, he reviewed Lumigo's Series A pitch deck that helped the startup land a $29 million round. This week, Planet FWD announced that it has secured $10 million so the consumer products industry can track carbon emissions. Household consumption of things like food, which impacts land, energy and water, account for 60% of global emissions, she added."
Strippers can apparently better forecast the market than your finance bro
       
In a tweet that has since gone viral, a netizen who claims to be a stripper declared that we are currently in a recession based on the empty status of strip clubs. In a series of recent posts related to their original tweet, the user made their case, arguing that “Sex work has survived through every war, recession, decline of empires,” and pointing out that strip clubs have been “an operative tool” for business people, and not just a source of ‘sinful’ entertainment. More from NextShark: Man Hospitalized for 2 Months With COVID-19 Returns to Find Home Cleared OutReferencing the 2001 Enron Corporation scandal, they claim strip clubs are where “energy salesmen bring their clients” and “recruiters bring prospective finance bros,” describing strip clubs and the world of business as “deeply integrated.”As strippers, “we always have to be aware of fluctuations in the market and how upper class white men are behaving and spending their money,” the user continued. “i thought she was crazy. but she did it, and she ended up almost doubling her money.”Featured Image via GQ
Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022: The highs and lows of the comic con
       
Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022 is in full swing. Fan Fusion runs through Sunday, May 29, so check back for updates. And keep up with all the action at our Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022 live blog, with new posts all weekend long. Going to Phoenix Fan Fusion? Spidey sense is tingling...A by-no-means anywhere-near complete list of characters seen so far at Fan Fusion 2022: Many, many Spider-Men, Spider-Women and Spider-Children.
Liberty player AD Durr's rebound from long-haul COVID proves to be life-changing experience
       
There were nights, frightening nights, when all AD Durr could do was lie on a blowup mattress in the living room in an apartment in Atlanta and concentrate on breathing. AD Durr #25 of the New York Liberty handles the ball during practice on April 29, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Credit: NBAE via Getty Images/Evan YuStill, much has changed since Durr’s rookie season, when Durr started 15 games after being the No. It’s not just Durr’s job that has changed; Durr has been forever altered by the experience over the last two years. Durr was able to go see a Liberty game in Atlanta last season and was overwhelmed by the reception from teammates.
On Memorial Day weekend, volunteer carpenters build access ramp at Connecticut home of Vietnam War veteran
       
Michael Robinson, a carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army, helped build an access ramp May 28 at the Lisbon, Conn., home of a Vietnam War veteran. LISBON — Several carpenters on kicked off the Memorial Day weekend giving their time to build an access ramp at the home of a Vietnam War veteran. Built in 1747, it’s the second or third oldest house in Lisbon, Brodowski said. AdvertisementThe projects this weekend by House of Heroes will help the largest number of veterans in one day. In addition to Brodowski, veterans in Clinton, North Haven, Old Saybrook and Woodbury benefited from work by dozens of volunteers and carpenters who offered their time at no cost.
Big events are back in Oregon this summer
       
The COVID pandemic isn’t exactly over, but for Oregonians, the summer of 2022 is shaping up to look a lot like the old days, with big festivals and fairs, live music with elbow-rubbing and dancing, and even a few parades. Not so long ago, such things felt unimaginable.
Progress to fight racism in Connecticut continues two years after the death of George Floyd; leaders and activists say we have a ways to go
       
Advertisement“The murder of George Floyd enlightened all of us into thinking more heavily, more deeply, more sincerely about the ways we are interacting with race,” says Mercy Quaye, founder and director of The Narrative Project. This is post uprising after the murder of George Floyd. The order comes on the second anniversary of George Floyd's death, and is focused on policing. “George Floyd’s death was not in vain,” Herrington says. “We will never lose the stain of what happened to George Floyd.
‘When I Grow Up’: Newtown teen pens poem to honor the 19 children killed in Texas, 20 in Sandy Hook who won’t get to grow up
       
3135259_hc-br-newtown-candlelight-vigil User Upload Caption: Mariam Azeez, 15, center, with her mother Eman Bashtawii at an interfaith church service. (Doaglas Healey / Special to the Courant)Mariam Azeez was in first grade in 2012 when 20 first-graders and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in the same town where she attended school. During a candlelight vigil at Trinity Episcopal Church in Newtown Thursday night, she begged the country to take action, asking:AdvertisementWhen will we let them grow up? “He was listening to rap music / He was playing video games / He was having a bad day.” / All these things we will soon say / What about our promise? I don’t know all too much about the world and its complexities / I don’t know all too much about our functions in societyBut I do know this / Every baby bee in this hive / Has said these wordsWhen I Grow UpWhen will we let them grow up.
Ticker: Prepare for sticker shock if you are traveling this summer
       
Airlines and tourist destinations are expecting monster crowds this summer as travel restrictions ease and pandemic fatigue overcomes lingering fear of contracting COVID-19 during travel. “The time to have gotten cheap summer flights was probably three or four months ago,” says Scott Keyes, who runs Scott’s Cheap Flights site. Keyes said Europe is the best travel bargain out there. Wall Street breaks 7-week losing streak, longest since 2001Technology companies led a broad rally for stocks Friday as Wall Street notched its best week in 18 months. The S&P 500 rose 2.5% and finished 6.6% higher for the week, its best weekly gain since November 2020.
Pima County to use wastewater data as COVID-19 'early warning sentinel'
       
"Wastewater surveillance provides additional information that the public needs, especially during this time of 'COVID-19 fatigue.'" "As an epidemiologist, the advantages of wastewater surveillance has been impressive. Wastewater surveillance has already been used extensively in developing countries as a way to track polio rates. The CDC in September 2020 developed a National Wastewater Surveillance System to track SARS-CoV-2. “It was a disaster what we did to our community, the economic impacts were astounding,” he said of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partygate behaviour was ‘shameful’, says senior minister
       
Rule-breaking and abuse of security staff exposed by a report into the partygate scandal is “shameful”, a senior minister has said, as another warned that Boris Johnson was now in “yellow card territory”. Penny Mordaunt, the trade minister, who is considered a potential future leadership contender, said she was “angry” at those in Downing Street who were ignoring Covid rules while blocking “reasonable requests to relax restrictions” during the pandemic. The number of Tory MPs submitting letters of no confidence in Mr Johnson continued to rise in the wake of the report’s publication. Steve Brine, a former health minister, said he had submitted a letter to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee, adding: “Rule makers cannot be law-breakers. ‘Yellow card territory’Ms Mordaunt was one of three ministers to publicly criticise Downing Street over the partygate affair, with John Glen, the economic secretary to the Treasury telling the BBC’s Any Questions that “everyone feels let down” by the events detailed in Ms Gray’s reports.
Ray Liotta's fiancee Jacy Nittolo pays tribute to the late actor days after his death at age 67
       
Ray Liotta's fiancee Jacy Nittolo has remembered the 'deep love' and 'wild' chemistry she shared with the late actor in a touching tribute posted to her Instagram account days after his passing at age 67. Liotta and Nittolo are pictured enjoying a meal at a steakhouse together in the Dominican Republic just two days before the actor's sudden deathBefore his death, Liotta found love again with former hairstylist Jacy Nittolo, 47. Liotta said that when Nittolo found out who he was, she said: 'Wait a second though, isn't he, like, in his 60s? His fiancee is Italian-American and started working as a hairstylist when she was 16 years old, according to The Sun. They are pictured in 2008Before finding Nittolo, Liotta was married to producer Michelle Grace.
International simulation in 2021 ‘predicted’ current monkeypox outbreak
       
An eerily accurate simulation exercise at the Munich Security Conference in March 2021 centered on a monkeypox outbreak – and had the rare and potentially deadly “hypothetical” disease starting exactly when the real one did. The simulation’s imaginary launch date was May 15, 2022 — the same week that marked the real-world start of the first international outbreak of the viral disease, more than a year after the globalist group met. More than 200 monkeypox cases have been found in recent weeks. But critics of the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic expressed doubt — and mockery. “There’s never been a global monkeypox outbreak outside of Africa until now — in the exact week of the exact month predicted by the biosecurity folks in their pandemic simulation,” wrote attorney Michael Senger of the anti-lockdown Brownstone Institute.
Opinion | Readers critique The Post: A truer picture of abortion protests
       
Placeholder while article actions loadEvery week, The Post runs a collection of letters of readers’ grievances — pointing out grammatical mistakes, missing coverage and inconsistencies. Sign up for a weekly roundup of thought-provoking ideas and debates ArrowRight A truer picture Whose protest was this? It featured parity between protesters — three carrying antiabortion signs and three with signs supporting a woman’s right to an abortion. The May 22 Sports article “Early Voting scorches in Preakness” contained an error so blatant that it is clear the reporter is not well acquainted with the sport. The 1 million covid deaths come from a population of 330 million and represent 0.3 percent of the population.
Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US
       
Mental health experts say the racism that causes the trauma is embedded in the country’s fabric and can be directly linked to the mental duress many experience today. “Black mental health has always been a topic of concern,” said Dr. Christine Crawford, associate medical director at the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Black Americans often receive poorer quality of care and lack access to culturally appropriate care. While the disparities exist across the board for Black Americans, the APA study noted that Black men in particular have not received the help they need. ADVERTISEMENTBlack organizations have been working to get resources to the Buffalo shooting victims’ families, including access to mental health care.
In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat
       
As she left an Atlanta polling site, Wyvonia Carter said her choice in what might be the most competitive Senate race this year was not particularly complicated. Black voters were crucial in helping Democrats secure those victories and will likely be decisive again this year. The issue is less about whether Walker will break the bond that Black voters have had with Democratic candidates. “In this race, Black Georgians will not have to contend with the race issue,” said Camilla Moore, chair of the Georgia Black Republican Council. More recently, South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the Senate’s only Black Republican, was unsuccessfully challenged in 2016 by Thomas Dixon, a North Charleston pastor.
John Legend wants to transform the criminal justice system, one DA at a time
       
He's also throwing his support behind a number of progressive prosecutors who are running on a promise to reform a criminal justice system that they say is outdated and that disproportionately punishes and over incarcerates people of color. Most progressive prosecutors, like the ones Legend is endorsing, support eliminating the death penalty, limiting prosecutions for low-level offenses and ending cash bail. In an interview with NPR's Juana Summers, Legend discusses progressive prosecutors, the criminal justice system and President Biden's approach to policing. Politically, many opponents of progressive prosecutors seek to draw a link between the policies of those prosecutors and rising crime rates. Focus on those areas, invest in those areas and not in a more punitive criminal legal system.
Opinion: No tech sector appears safe from the spring swoon
       
Lowered forecasts have struck across tech sectors, from social-media company Snap Inc. SNAP, +5.20% to chip maker Nvidia NVDA, +5.38% ; from cloud-software companies like Nutanix NTNX, +2.30% and Snowflake Inc. “It really is about the COVID shutdowns in China,” Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Collette Kress told MarketWatch. They join a slew of declining tech stocks in recent weeks, but with ominous new signs of what is to come. While there will be some long-term bargains in the chaos, this spring swoon is making an already volatile market even scarier.
‘I am angry’: I’m an unmarried stay-at-home mother in a 20-year relationship, but my boyfriend won’t put my name on the deed of our house. Am I unreasonable?
       
When I asked why I was left out, my partner made some noises about loan applications, the cost, etc. Through the various discussions we’ve had, it seems my partner is unwilling to add me to the deed. First, he got angry whenever I tried to discuss it, and tried to make it sound as if I was being completely unreasonable. To me, not being on the deed is a direct correlation to how I am devalued for my time and labor. I feel like I am considered “less than” simply because I am a woman, an at-home parent, and a homemaker.
The Good Times Are Over for Startups
       
Venture capital firms such as Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator are sounding the alarm for startup companies that the days of raising capital easily are over. “Don’t view (cuts) as a negative, but as a way to conserve cash and run faster,” Sequoia wrote. Good Times. Another Grim WarningThe VC firm has made 76 investments so far this year, compared to a slower pace in the first half last year when it sunk money into 85 startups, according to Crunchbase data. Large losses in the public market can lead to less capital in the venture capital world as limited partnership investors pullback.
When Not Just Any Dividend Stock Will Do
       
But not just any dividend stock will do; we believe in selecting the best stocks with sustainable payouts. M.D.C. HoldingsOur first stock is M.D.C. Holdings (MDC) , which is a homebuilder and financial services business. The stock is trading fractionally below fair value, so the return potential is from earnings growth and the yield. Verizon CommunicationsOur final stock is Verizon Communications (VZ) , the popular telecommunications company that offers wireless service, internet access, cable television, and more. The stock trades for just 9.4 times this year's earnings, well under our estimate of fair value at 13 times earnings.
Who helped you through the pandemic?
       
Did you reach out to a friend in a dark moment during this time? We want to hear from you. For a story about friendship in the age of COVID-19, we’re looking for people who survived the pandemic thanks to the help of an ally. Tell us about your friend — who they are, how they assisted you and what your friend means to you today — and the story of your friendship may be included in an upcoming feature and photo essay. If you are willing to share your experience and have your photographs taken, please complete this form, and a reporter may contact you.
Ex-rebel frontrunner in Colombian vote, could shake US ties
       
The latest opinion polls suggest Petro, a former rebel, could get 40% of the votes, with a 15-point lead over his closest rival. But populist real estate tycoon Rodolfo Hernández has been rising fast in polls and could challenge for the second spot in Sunday’s vote. Petro promises to make significant adjustments to the economy as well as change how Colombia fights drug cartels and other armed groups. His agenda also touches on issues that could shake up Colombia’s tight-knit relationship with the United States. He also promises to change how Colombia fights drug cartels that produce around 90% of cocaine currently sold in the U.S.
Flight cancellations kick off Memorial Day weekend
       
More than 1,000 flights were canceled as of Saturday morning, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware, after 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Delta Air Lines is most affected by the cancellations, with more than 230 flights, or 8% of its operations, axed on Saturday. United canceled 23 flights and JetBlue canceled 10 Saturday, about 1% of the carriers’ operationsOn Thursday, Delta announced it was decreasing its summer flight schedule ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Delta said in its post that it will issue travel waivers for those affected by bad weather in the Southeast and Northeast this weekend. AAA estimated 3 million Americans flying by air over Memorial Day weekend.
'It's an honor': Volunteers place 35,000 flags at veterans' gravesites for the Memorial Day ceremony in Milwaukee
       
Hundreds of volunteers placed 35,000 flags across Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee, one for each gravesite, in preparation for Monday's annual Memorial Day ceremony. Even before then, Janca said his family stopped at Wood National Cemetery nearly every Memorial Day to visit the grave of his grandfather, who served in World War I. Janca's father served in World War II. "It's an honor," said Woolford, of his work as a cemetery technician. Memorial Day first was observed on May 30, 1868, in honor of Civil War soldiers and included the tradition of decorating gravesites with flowers, wreath and flags. "It's a day to honor and remember our veterans that gave us everything," Beckel said.
AstraZeneca vaccine may increase risk of serious neurological condition
       
The AstraZeneca vaccine may increase the risk of the serious neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) with the jab’s Trojan horse delivery system possibly to blame, scientists believe, in a discovery which may apply to similar vaccines. Analysis showed 198 GBS cases (20 per cent) occurred within six weeks of the first-dose Covid-19 vaccination in England. Overall, following a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine there were 5.8 excess GBS cases per million doses of vaccine, equating to an absolute total excess between January-July 2021 of between 98-140 cases. Data suggest Johnson & Johnson vaccine raises GBS riskRecent data from the US also suggests that the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine - which also uses an adenovirus entry system - raises the risk of GBS to similar levels as the AstraZeneca jab. “We know that Pfizer and Moderna don’t cause BDS but Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca do and the only commonality link is an adenovirus vector,” added Prof Lund.
When is the US dropping pre-departure tests for vaccinated travellers?
       
Pressure is mounting on the US to lift all COVID travel restrictions, with hundreds of travel organisations issuing a fresh plea to the government on 5 May. When will the US drop its pre-departure testing rule? ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) recently dubbed the pre-departure test “the single biggest barrier” to travel’s recovery. The American Society of Travel Agents recently dubbed the pre-departure test “the single biggest barrier” to travel’s recovery. “Further, since the federal government does not require negative tests for entry at our land-border ports of entry with Canada and Mexico, it no longer makes sense to keep a pre-departure Covid testing requirement in place for vaccinated international air travellers to the US,” the letter adds.
Prince practises for Trooping the Colour next week when he will be stepping in for the Queen
       
AdvertisementPrince William was up early this morning to rehearse the Queen's annual birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. Last week it was revealed the Queen would not take the royal salute at the Trooping the Colour for the first time in 70 years. The canine is one of the biggest dog breeds in the worldThe Irish Guards display their regimental flag. Prince William has been Colonel of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards since 2011Prince William, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, leads the Colonel's Review on Horse Guards Parade on May 28. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not join the royal family there.
Jai Hindley on brink of Giro glory after snatching lead in Dolomites
       
Passo Fedaia (Italy) (AFP) – Jai Hindley took a huge step towards winning the Giro d'Italia on Saturday after snatching the overall lead from Richard Carapaz in the final kilometres of the gruelling penultimate stage in the Dolomites, won by Italian Alessandro Covi. The 26-year=old made his move with less than three kilometres remaining of the final Passo Fedaia climb and left Carapaz needing a miracle in Sunday's final stage time-trial in Verona. Covi had finished second in last year's 11th stage, and came in third at the top of Monte Zoncolan three stages later. "Unfortunately Joao caught Covid and we were left bare for the final three stages, so we wanted to take home at least one of them for the team." Hindley should seal his win on Sunday in Verona, where the race will climax at the famous ancient Roman Arena at the end of a 17.4km time-trial.
China’s industrial profit falls sharply in April amid COVID curbs
       
Profits at China’s industrial firms fell at their fastest pace in two years in April as high raw material prices and supply chain chaos caused by COVID-19 curbs squeezed margins and disrupted factory activity. The industrial sector has been hit hard by the stringent and widespread anti-virus measures that have shut factories and clogged highways and ports. The world’s second-largest economy saw very weak activity growth last month as exports lost momentum and the property sector wobbled. Liabilities at industrial firms jumped 10.4 percent from a year earlier at end-April, slightly slower than 10.5 percent growth as of end-March. The industrial profit data covers large firms with annual revenues of over 20 million yuan ($2.97m) from their main operations.
Airlines face severe pilot shortage as summer travel season nears
       
That includes about 219,000 airline pilots, with 65,000 needed in North America alone, a CAE spokesman told MarketWatch. Once hired, a newly minted passenger or cargo airline pilot will need four to five months of training, usually, within the air carrier they chose. Hiring new pilots has patterns: usually, regional airlines — which fly small-market, short-haul routes for different airlines — are viewed as a stepping stone toward becoming a pilot for larger airlines. After six to nine years at a regional airline, a pilot would then move on to a legacy airline. Larsson was in line to become a captain at her regional airline before COVID hit, and hope that is now back in horizon.
Memorial Day weekend travel: gas prices drop slightly — to $4.59 a gallon — as 34.9 million cars hit the road
       
Three million more Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day Weekend compared to last year, according to projections from AAA. That’s an 8.3% increase from the 36.2 million travelers who set out to see friends and family in the first Memorial Day Weekend after COVID-19 vaccines became widely available. This year’s projected Memorial Day travelers, mostly by car, are still off from pre-pandemic levels. Google GOOG, +4.16% searches for “gas station prices” and “gas prices near me” ticked up on Friday as people prepared to take off for the holiday weekend. The surge in gas prices could prompt at least some travelers to revisit their holiday weekend or summer road trip plans.
I’m 60, a school bus driver and bartender with $165,000 saved for retirement and a spender mentality – ‘is there any hope for me?’
       
I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to work until I drop, but is there any hope for me? I don’t need a lot. If you tend to spend money you don’t have for items you don’t actually need – or even necessarily want – prevent it from happening. See what you have left over and before you go trying to spend it on fun things, earmark a significant portion for your retirement savings. Have a question about your own retirement savings?
U.S. savings rate hits lowest level since 2008 — here's why economists aren't concerned
       
In April, the U.S. personal savings rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest since September 2008, according to data from the Commerce Department published Friday. The personal savings rate has dropped as stimulus dries up, inflation bites, and consumers resume normal habits as pandemic-related restrictions fade away. So while the level of savings is under pressure, economists estimate consumers are still sitting on a stock of unused savings worth trillions. And that's why Ian Shepherdson at Pantheon Macroeconomics called April's decline in the savings rate "no big deal." The personal saving rate is calculated as simply the difference between total disposable personal income less personal outlays.
Will Connecticut offshore wind jobs be union jobs? Here’s what the US Energy secretary says.
       
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm visited the New London State Pier facility last week to see how Orsted, energy provider Eversource and the state of Connecticut are transforming it into a hub for the offshore wind industry. It sets the terms and conditions for union workers to build offshore wind farms, with targets to ensure a diverse workforce. “We know it’s new and there’s a lot coming.”The first U.S. offshore wind farm began operating off Block Island, Rhode Island, in late 2016. Its transmission system will connect to the electric grid on Long Island, New York, making it the state’s first offshore wind farm and jumpstarting the offshore wind industry there.
Richmond-area valedictorians want peers to know they can accomplish anything
       
The Richmond Times-Dispatch spoke with four area valedictorians, all of who will attend college in Virginia. ***Damarious Banks, 18, Richmond Public High Schools’ Armstrong High School valedictorian, will attend Norfolk State UniversityMost of the women in Damarious Banks' family are nurses. His dad, who attended John Marshall High School, was in the school’s band during his freshman and sophomore years. “From middle school to high school when I heard the marching band, I was like, ‘IT’S the marching band,’ ” Banks said. “I feel very blessed that I have been able to finish high school and I have the opportunity to attend college.
When is Forecastle 2022? Everything you need to know about the Louisville music festival
       
You may like:Jack Harlow to headline 2022 Forecastle, he says at first of 5 sold-out Louisville showsHere's your complete guide to the 2022 Forecastle Festival:What are the dates of the Forecastle Festival? Ticketing options include 3-Day and 1-Day tickets for General Admission, General Admission Plus and VIP experiences. Have everything you need to know about Forecastle Festival at your fingertips with the Forecastle mobile app presented by Discover for Android and iPhone. A portion of funds raised from the 2022 Forecastle Festival will also support tornado relief efforts in Central and Western Kentucky. Everything you need to know about the three-day Forecastle Festival can be found at forecastlefest.com and on the festival’s social media on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Facial recognition firms should take a look in the mirror
       
It didn’t take Schwartz long to realise that US law enforcement agencies would go for it like ravening wolves. Two men had got into a fight in a park, which ended with one shooting the other in the stomach. The man appeared in a video that someone had posted on social media and his name was included in a caption on the video clip. Schwartz realised that US law enforcement agencies would go for it like ravening wolvesClearview’s marketing pitch played to the law enforcement gallery: a two-page spread, with the left-hand page dominated by the slogan “Stop Searching. It’s the way that Peter Thiel got the Pentagon to buy the data-analysis software of his company Palantir.
Adrian Evans, Jubilee pageant master: 'We considered making a Queen hologram like ABBA'
       
“If your neck of the woods is putting on events, it doesn’t get better than this.”The Platinum Jubilee Pageant tells the story of the Queen’s 70-year reign in four acts. “There were two things I wanted to do in particular that were unusual,” reports Evans. So it will look as if she is in it.”He describes the moment when he took the idea to Buckingham Palace. But there is, Evans says, one really important lesson he has learnt from it – and indeed from his whole career in staging “quirky” events. And we want Her Majesty to sit and have a chuckle as she watches.”Perhaps he should have included the hologram.
British Airways to cut pilots’ pay despite runaway inflation
       
British Airways is preparing to slash pilots’ pay by as much as 9pc amid soaring inflation as the airline seeks to fund salaries for staff left out of work during the pandemic. Bosses were accused of “dipping their snouts back into the bonus and dividend troughs” by the leader of the pilots union. Earlier this month, pilots rejected a new version of the pay deal, that includes a mechanism called a “long-term pay delta”, which was originally agreed during the height of the pandemic. However, pilots would have been locked into the schedule until 2028, when they would be docked 2.3pc of their pay. The airline has been forced to cancel thousands of flights in recent weeks after grappling with widespread staff shortages.
Princess Charlene continues her return to public life at F1
       
Princess Charlene of Monaco has continued her return to public life today as she joined her husband Prince Albert at the F1 in Monte Carlo. Princess Charlene of Monaco has continued her return to public life today as she joined her husband Prince Albert at the F1 in Monte Carlo. Timeline: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's year apart January 27 - Charlene is pictured with Albert for the Sainte Devote Ceremony in Monaco. Zimbabwean-born Princess Charlene was hospitalised after collapsing in September in South Africa, where she had been living for several months. Born in Rhodesia- a previously unrecognised state in Southern Africa colonised by the British, she relocated to South Africa aged 11.
Fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong who is accused of murdering cyclist once skipped out on $650 Botox bill
       
In 2018, Armstrong Botoxed-and-dashed from a spa in Austin, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Fox News. Now, Armstrong is being hunted by the authorities for her alleged involvement in the murder of Mo Wilson. A police tipster, who did not want to be identified, earlier told investigators that Armstrong flew into a rage on discovering cyclist Strickland's romance with fellow cyclist Wilson in January 2022. Armstrong told the caller Armstrong was so angry Armstrong wanted to kill Wilson.' But unknown to Strickland, Armstrong had allegedly been tracking both him and Mo using cycling app Strava which shows the routes runners and cyclists take.
Airlines cancel more than 1,000 flights ahead of Memorial Day as staffing shortages disrupt travel
       
More than 1,000 flights across the United States have been canceled as approximately 39 million people prepare to travel over Memorial Day Weekend. Saturday's early morning cancellations seem to mirror that of Friday which saw more than 1,200 cancellations and over 7,000 delays nationwide. Meanwhile, 39.2 million people are expected to travel this weekend with 3.01 million planning to fly. Ninety percent of people will travel by carDelta Air Lines, one of America's 'Big Four' air carriers, canceled six percent of its mainline routes on Friday disrupting Memorial Day weekend travel. Travelers are pictured Friday at JFK Airport in NYCApproximately 1.33 million plan to utilize trains and buses over Memorial Day weekend.
Jai Hindley snatches Giro d'Italia overall lead
       
Passo Di Fedaia (Italy) (AFP) – Jai Hindley snatched the Giro d'Italia lead from Richard Carapaz on Saturday's penultimate stage, won by Alessandro Covi, to all but ensure a stunning overall victory in the Italian Grand Tour. Advertising Read moreBora–Hansgrohe's Hindley made his move with less than three kilometres remaining of the mountainous, 168km 20th stage, pulling one minute, 28 seconds away from Carapaz ahead of Sunday's final stage time trial in Verona. The Australian started the day just three seconds behind 2019 winner Carapaz and demolished the Ineos rider towards the summit of the Passo di Fedaia. He had come into that year's climax in Milan level with Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart, who ended up winning the overall race. Stage winner Covi claimed the biggest win of his career on home turf after a bold attack with over 50km to go.
UN’s Bachelet defends visit to China’s Xinjiang amid criticism from rights groups
       
In this December 9, 2020 file photo, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during a news conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The UN rights envoy on Saturday defended her contentious visit to China, but urged authorities to avoid "arbitrary and indiscriminate" measures in Xinjiang, a region where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a virtual meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. State media has only covered meetings with Xi and foreign minister Wang Yi, during which he gave her a book of Xi quotes on human rights.
Russia intensifies push into Donbas as Polish president visits Kyiv
       
As it happenedUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda shake hands during a press conference following their talks in Kyiv on May 22, 2022, amid Russia's military invasion launched on Ukraine. President Volodymyr Zelensky said late Saturday that the situation in Donbas had become "extremely difficult" as Russia intensified its assault on the region. President Volodymyr Zelensky first signed the decree along with a general military mobilisation call on February 24 when Russian forces invaded. But the war raging in Ukraine and rebukes of Russia for its invasion are expected to take centre stage. 9:45pm: Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked Italian PM to impose more sanctions on RussiaUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he talked to Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Saturday and stressed the importance of imposing more sanctions on Russia and unblocking Ukrainian ports.
Kellyanne Conway says the 2020 Trump campaign's China-centric 'Beijing Biden' attacks were 'foolish'
       
Kellyanne Conway in her new book says the GOP's "Beijing Biden" attacks didn't connect with voters. Conway described Trump's 2020 presidential reelection effort as "more solipsistic than scrappy." Biden during his presidency has received pushback from China for his posture regarding Taiwan. While campaigning for reelection in Ohio weeks before the November general election, Trump warned that Biden's ascent to the White House would halt gains in the manufacturing sector. "Put simply, if Biden wins, China wins," Trump said at the time, per The Associated Press.
A California woman punched a Southwest flight attendant. Now, she faces 15 months in prison
       
Julie WatsonThe Associated PressSAN DIEGO — A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Quinonez last year pleaded guilty to one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants, admitting she punched the flight attendant in the face and head with a closed fist and grabbed her hair. In September:Woman charged with assault after punching Southwest flight attendant on May flightDuring the flight’s final descent, the attendant had asked Quinonez to buckle her seat belt, stow her tray table, and put on her facemask properly. Instead, Quinonez began recording the attendant on her cellphone, pushed her, then stood up and punched the woman in the face and grabbed her hair before other passengers intervened, authorities said. The plea agreement said that the flight attendant suffered three chipped teeth, two of which needed crowns, along with bruises and a cut under her left eye that needed stitches.
Spoilers! How Maggie Smith's Violet could still return in a third 'Downton Abbey' movie
       
The following post details important plot points and the ending of "Downton Abbey: A New Era." After revealing in 2019's "Downton Abbey" that she is gravely sick, Lady Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) succumbed to her illness in the final minutes of "Downton Abbey: A New Era" (now in theaters). We've never heard Violet admit she's wrong, but I think that's reasonably truthful. Q: In the movie, the Crawleys allow a film production to shoot at Downton Abbey so they can raise money to repair the estate. Q: So if there's a third film, is there any way Maggie could return as Violet in flashbacks?
Opinion | Gen Z Is Cynical. They’ve Earned It.
       
Kasky said his Pop Pop “was giving me the post-mass-shooting-how-you-doing call,” which, we both noted, happens with pathetic, maddening, horrifying regularity. By pretty much any measure, it has been a dispiriting few years for America’s teenagers and young adults. The American Psychological Association does a regular survey called Stress in America, and in October 2020, the APA was already sounding the alarm:The potential long-term consequences of the persistent stress and trauma created by the pandemic are particularly serious for our country’s youngest individuals, known as Generation Z (Gen Z). Our 2020 survey shows that Gen Z teens (ages 13-17) and Gen Z adults (ages 18-23) are facing unprecedented uncertainty, are experiencing elevated stress and are already reporting symptoms of depression. They are designed to question authority, and they are built to point out painful realities.”
Clay Holmes talks his ‘unique’ sinker, being Yankees closer, non-baseball talents
       
Yankees reliever Clay Holmes, currently filling the closer’s role with Aroldis Chapman sidelined, takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. I’m definitely a little higher slot, it creates a little more angle along with the sink. He’s telling me about my sinker, and he actually knew more about my sinker than I did. Fast-forward years later when I proposed to her, she was living in Nashville, things kind of came full circle, and I felt like it’s just a meaningful spot to us. It’s definitely a game I’ll never forget, and it’s probably one of the best games I’ve ever been a part of.
UN’s Bachelet wraps up Xinjiang trip without seeing where China locks up Uyghur activists
       
She also didn’t see any operating internment camp — as Chinese officials told her all the so-called “vocational training centers” have closed down. While Bachelet said she asked Beijing officials to “rethink” certain policies, she was also complacent about what she said she managed to achieve during the trip. Human rights activists slammed Bachelet for failing to stand up to China. “When it comes to human rights issues, there is no such thing as a flawless utopia,” Xi said. “Countries do not need patronizing lectures; still less should human rights issues be politicized and used as a tool to apply double standards.”
Opinion: The people in the global penthouse should worry about the 'little fires everywhere' in the basement
       
But a new world-wide pattern of “little fires everywhere” may be equally consequential for longer-term economic well-being. Pressing global problemsFor most countries, the war’s immediate economic consequences include higher inflation (which erodes purchasing power), lower growth, increased inequality, and greater financial instability. It’s been done beforeIt is therefore in advanced economies’ interest to help poorer countries reduce the mounting risk of little economic fires everywhere. Threat to global well-beingAbsent more rapid progress in these areas, the little-fires-everywhere phenomenon will damage global economic well-being by further weakening growth, increasing the risk of a recession, and fueling additional financial instability. This commentary was published with permission of Project Syndicate—Beware a Global Economy with Little Fires Everywhere
My bank accidentally deposited $10K in my account. I reported it, then moved it to my savings account. Have I done enough?
       
I also reported the error to the branch manager, who assured me that it would be corrected in a couple of days. A month later, the money was still in my account, so I transferred it to my savings account so that I wouldn’t accidentally spend it. I have nothing against the bank reclaiming the extra money; it is theirs, and I only have it because of an accident. If the end result was moving the $9,000 to your savings account for safekeeping, then I’m afraid it’s hard to argue the latter. Would you have left the bank if the money had come out of your bank account in error instead of being deposited into it?
War surges Norway's oil, gas profit. Now, it's urged to help
       
Europe’s frantic search for alternatives to Russian energy has dramatically increased the demand — and price — for Norway’s oil and gas. As the money pours in, Europe’s second-biggest natural gas supplier is fending off accusations that it’s profiting from the war in Ukraine. Taxes on the windfall profits of oil and gas companies have been common in Europe to help people cope with soaring energy bills, now exacerbated by the war. Oil and gas prices were already high amid an energy crunch and have spiked because of the war. “We are doing whatever we can to be a reliable supplier of gas and energy to Europe in difficult times.
More than 1,000 flights canceled ahead of Memorial Day weekend amid staff shortages as millions travel
       
More than 200 Delta flights were canceled early Saturday, with most at LaGuardia airport. More than 1,000 flights across the US have been canceled going into the Memorial Day Weekend as millions prepare to travel amid staff shortages, data shows. Live data showed 324 had been canceled as of early Saturday, including 222 Delta flights and 19 United flights. Related video: Flight attendants explain how COVID-19 has affected their jobsDelta, United, LaGuardia and Newark didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment outside normal working hours. Elsewhere, a number of Asian airlines including Spring Airlines and Lion Air, and European carriers including easyJet and KLM were also dealing with cancelations.
Weekly Roundup
       
Those higher interest rates are continuing to weigh on the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index, with the latest data showing the unadjusted Purchase Index falling 16% year-over-year for the week ending May 20. This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the U.S. reached $4.60 according to AAA. Looking at the IBB iShares biotech ETF (IBB) , the weekly chart shows these stocks are starting to recover. Viewed from a different perspective, 28%-30% of Cboe's revenue stream is from recurring non-transaction revenue that includes proprietary market data as well as access and capacity fees. Data Center revenue climbed 83% YoY to $3.75 billion while Gaming revenue rose 31% YoY to $3.62 billion.
Is It Safe to Go on a Royal Caribbean or Carnival Cruise?
       
In reality, the big cruise lines -- Royal Caribbean International (RCL) - Get Royal Caribbean Group Report, Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) - Get Carnival Corporation Report, and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) - Get Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Report -- invested heavily in passenger health well before the pandemic. Once the pandemic hit, all three major cruise lines stepped up their cleaning and disinfection efforts working with medical panels to determine how to make cruising as safe as possible. And, while the cruise lines were aggressive in their own safety efforts, they also had rto deal with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The federal agency has now eliminated its pandemic-related Cruise Travel Health Notices for cruise passengers and has also eliminated all risk warnings. Cruise lines, however, have taken significant measures to control those risks and limit spread.
ASU men's basketball digest: G Jay Heath headed back to the East Coast
       
The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder plans to play the coming season at Georgetown, not far from his Washington, D.C roots. He is not immediately eligible however and will need a waiver to pay the coming season. Heath is the second starter to enter the NCAA transfer portal, the first being forward Jalen Graham who committed to Arkansas. Last season SMU finished 24-9 overall, with a 13-4 record in the American Athletic Conference that was second to Houston. ASU has lost four players to the transfer portal but the only player of note was Graham.
Veterans project at cemetery helps preserve legacies
       
Earlier this month, Jennifer Ayers was among the first Long Island families to submit an online biography of her father for the Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum's new Veterans Legacy Project. In advance of Memorial Day, the online project honors veterans buried at the cemetery in appreciation of their bravery and service. Family members are asked to submit pictures, preferably in uniform, and to complete an online form on Pinelawn's website that provides details of their loved ones' service, along with personal memories and remembrances. "We recognized that for the families that are here, their loved ones are not just a name. Air Force veteran John Lloyd served in peacetime from 1955 through 1958. Credit: Lloyd familyDawn Lloyd of Long Beach submitted a profile of her father, Air Force veteran John Lloyd, who served in peacetime from 1955 through 1958.
Connecticut State Police: 109 accidents, 10 DUI arrests on first day of Memorial Day weekend
       
Connecticut State Police had 1,970 calls for service, assisted 156 motorists, responded to 109 accidents on Friday, considered the beginning of the long Memorial Day weekend. [ Memorial Day parades return: Details on more than 30 events in central Connecticut for 2022 ]State police said that there were seven reported injuries but no reported fatalities. AdvertisementTroopers made 10 DUI arrests, issued 154 citations for speeding and 69 seatbelt violations, state police said. There also were 113 citations for hazardous moving violations issues, which include: unsafe lane change, following too closely, failure to move over and other violations. 2022 Memorial Day Weekend Enforcement Stats:Calls for service: 1,970Breaking News As it happens Get the latest updates on Coronavirus and other breaking news events happening across Connecticut >Speeding: 154Seatbelt violations: 69Hazardous moving violations: 113DUI arrests: 10Accidents: 109AdvertisementWith reported injuries: 7Fatalities: None
Which president did the best job with inflation?
       
Buzz: “Which president did the best job with inflation?” It’s not a simple question to answer. ToplinePresident Joe Biden has seen inflation average 6.5% in the last 12 months vs. 1.3% in 2020 before he was elected. Global tensions and economic mismanagement meshed to create 10.2% average inflation — the highest in this post-WWII history. Inflation averaged 2.6% inflation — No. Inflation averaged 2.2% inflation — the third-lowest of the 10.
Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears
       
CHICAGO (AP) — Temperatures barely climbed into the 90s and only for a couple of days. “Hotter and more dangerous heat waves are coming earlier, in May ... and the other thing is we are getting older and more people are living alone," said Eric Klinenberg, a New York University sociologist, who wrote “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.” about the 1995 heat wave. Part of the problem, experts say, is that communities nationwide are still learning how deadly heat can be. Still, there is evidence that people don't appreciate or even know just how dangerous the heat can be. “It's hard to distinguish excess heat deaths from COVID deaths,” he said.
Column: 2 years later, George Floyd's lasting impact on Richmond
       
Save Manage followed notifications Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? One protesters sign at the Robert E. Lee monument expressed the mood of the moment: "RUMORS OF WAR WASN'T A RUMOR." The image of George Floyd projected across the Lee monument became iconic, featured on the cover of National Geographic. The disparities that chip away at Black life still live. At stake is not just Black life, but the life of America.
Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee
       
Dev Shah's dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places. Scripps had 245 regional sponsors in 2020 for the bee that was ultimately canceled because of the pandemic. Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing, which sponsored the regional bee that Dev won in 2020 and '21, was among those that dropped out. The NFL's Carolina Panthers host a massive regional bee that sends four spellers from North Carolina and two from South Carolina. The 2018 and 2019 bees had a wild-card program designed as an alternative pathway to the bee for spellers in tough regions.
In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat
       
As she left an Atlanta polling site, Wyvonia Carter said her choice in what might be the most competitive Senate race this year was not particularly complicated. Black voters were crucial in helping Democrats secure those victories and will likely be decisive again this year. The issue is less about whether Walker will break the bond that Black voters have had with Democratic candidates. “In this race, Black Georgians will not have to contend with the race issue,” said Camilla Moore, chair of the Georgia Black Republican Council. More recently, South Carolina's Tim Scott, the Senate's only Black Republican, was unsuccessfully challenged in 2016 by Thomas Dixon, a North Charleston pastor.
On my radar: Yuval Noah Harari’s cultural highlights
       
Historian, philosopher and author Yuval Noah Harari was born in Israel in 1976 and completed his PhD at Jesus College, Oxford, in 2002. He lives in Israel with his husband and works as a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. MusicalThe Book of Mormon‘About the power of stories to shape the world’: The Book of Mormon. It was also interesting from a historical perspective because it runs roughly along the frontline of the first world war, between Italy and the Habsburg empire. When we think about the first world war, we usually think about northern France and the mud of Flanders.
Rail chief working from home is ‘blatant hypocrisy’
       
A top rail chief is still working from home part time 130 miles away from the office despite urging commuters to return to the railway, The Telegraph can reveal. The main industry body has led the charge for more commuting by rail since guidance to work from home was ditched in January. But it has been accused of “blatant hypocrisy” after an investigation by this newspaper found the RDG and Network Rail allow office-based staff to commute only twice a week. A Rail Delivery Group spokesman said Ms Starr commutes “by rail several times a week” and this is “consistent with both her role and her personal travel arrangements”. “The industry is working hard to attract a more flexible workforce, with measures like the introduction of flexi season tickets for commuters.
Eric Adams condemns exclusion of NYPD cops from NYC Gay Pride Parade
       
Mayor Eric Adams condemned the planned exclusion of NYPD cops marching in next month’s Gay Pride Parade — but stopped short of saying he would skip the event if New York’s Finest can’t participate. (Gay Officers Action League) in the 42nd annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Parade. Levine-Roberts/Sipa USAGay and Lesbian Police Officers march during the Gay Pride Parade on June 30, 2019. Gay and Lesbian Police Officers march during the Gay Pride Parade on June 30, 2019. Stephen YangFormer NYPD commissioner Bratton inspects a NYPD vehicle painted for a past Pride Parade.
Crypto is dead. Long live crypto
       
London (CNN Business) The deepening chasm between the crypto evangelists and naysayers may never have been as stark. But the crypto faithful say that despite its problems, crypto isn't going away. For one thing, according to some experts, crypto has to confront its branding problem. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's minister of digital transformation, has a message for tech giants SAP and Cloudflare: Get out of Russia, now. 2 figure in the Communist Party after President Xi Jinping, described the country's economic conditions as "complex and grave."
Welcome to the Era of Unapologetic Bad Taste
       
Bad taste can be tough to define, because standards are changing all the time. If the markers of good taste are superficial, then the same goes for bad taste. Where good taste is minimalist, bad taste is maximalist. Where good taste whispers, bad taste screams: “Look! This era of exuberant bad taste has yet to peak.
Deaths of 3 women in early heat wave raise questions, fears
       
Reed was one of the three senior victims who died in a Rogers Park building where residents complained of heat. Reed was one of the three senior victims who died in a Rogers Park building where residents complained of heat. “Hotter and more dangerous heat waves are coming earlier, in May ... and the other thing is we are getting older and more people are living alone,” said Eric Klinenberg, a New York University sociologist, who wrote “Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.” about the 1995 heat wave . “These are senior residents, residents with health conditions (and) they should not be in these conditions,” Alderman Maria Hadden said in a Facebook video shot outside the apartments. “It’s hard to distinguish excess heat deaths from COVID deaths,” he said.
Fintech Stocks To Buy And Watch: Competitive Landscape Intensifies
       
As it stands, credit card networks Visa (V) and Mastercard (MA) now have among the best Composite Strength Ratings of fintech stocks. Innovation from fintech companies also comes in other forms, such as buy now, pay later consumer financing. Fintech Companies: Apple Payments Expansion LoomsAnd, now Apple looms as a possible rival for some fintech stocks. Fintech Stocks: Use The Right Investing ToolsIf you think the time is right to move into fintech stocks, learn more about using technical charts in assessing payment stocks to buy. Payment Stocks: Mergers And AcquisitionsBefore the coronavirus outbreak, a consolidation wave boosted some payment stocks and private companies.
What if we get a 'soft landing' for the economy after all?
       
But what if the Fed Chairman Jerome Powell succeeds in his “softish” landing, like the central bank’s rare 1994-’95 tightening cycle that didn’t knock the economy into the dumps? Mizuho Securities economists looked at which assets performed best through that cycle. What worked in the ‘model’ 1994-1995 Fed tightening cycle. “Of course, there are major economic and valuation differences between today and 1994,” the team wrote, adding that a “soft landing” isn’t their baseline economic scenario for the current tightening cycle. This year, it’s been sharp losses for stocks, even outside of the high-flying technology companies that earlier lifted equity indexes to pandemic records.
What if we get a 'soft landing' for the economy after all?
       
But what if the Fed Chairman Jerome Powell succeeds in his “softish” landing, like the central bank’s rare 1994-’95 tightening cycle that didn’t knock the economy into the dumps? Mizuho Securities economists looked at which assets performed best through that cycle. What worked in the ‘model’ 1994-1995 Fed tightening cycle. “Of course, there are major economic and valuation differences between today and 1994,” the team wrote, adding that a “soft landing” isn’t their baseline economic scenario for the current tightening cycle. This year, it’s been sharp losses for stocks, even outside of the high-flying technology companies that earlier lifted equity indexes to pandemic records.
Injured South Korean fighter back from Ukraine faces investigation
       
By Joori RohSEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean volunteer fighter returned home from Ukraine on Friday saying he had to recover from injuries and was ready to face a police investigation on suspicion of breaking the law by defying a government ban on travel to Ukraine. Volunteers from around the world have flocked to Ukraine to help it fight Russian forces that invaded on Feb. 24. Rhee Keun, a former member of South Korean naval special forces who is also known as Ken Rhee, flew back to South Korea with media broadcasting his return live on television. Related video: South Korea holds missile drill in response to North Korea launchesRhee posted pictures and video of his experience in Ukraine on social media. South Korea banned its nationals from travelling to Ukraine in February for safety reasons.
Here's how awful air travel has gotten
       
According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline fares surged 18.6% in April as demand for air travel has increased due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions being eased. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Welcome to the odyssey that is air travel these days. Flight demand is back up, and so with it, are travel frustrations. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 12: Delta Airlines customers check in for flights at San Francisco International Airport on May 12, 2022 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airline fares surged 18.6% in April as demand for air travel has increased due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions being eased.
Time for California to mimic Vancouver's safe drug-use sites
       
Geoffrey Bordas gives himself an injection of fentanyl at safe drug consumption site in Vancouver. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)Geoffrey Bordas prepares an injection of fentanyl to be given to himself at a safe drug consumption site. “That kills me.”Scenes along Vancouver’s East Hastings StreetPragmatic prescriptionAdvertisementBernie Coulson has had plenty of chances to get off East Hastings, but that’s where I met him anyway. But she would like to see safe supply be the new standard, beyond safe consumption. AdvertisementAnd are we ready to discuss safe supply — the inevitable next idea if we open safe consumption sites only to find that clean syringes don’t matter if they deliver poison?
Essential California Week in Review: California vs. Texas on the issue of gun control
       
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. Newsletter The stories shaping California Get up to speed with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Here’s a look at the top stories of the last weekFoes of gun control quickly said after Tuesday’s school shooting in Texas that gun legislation wouldn’t stop such tragedies. Since then, California repeatedly has tightened its gun laws, while Florida and Texas have moved in the opposite direction. The DMV won’t say.
Can’t visit all of our 101 best California experiences? Don’t miss the top 10
       
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)I don’t believe I’ve ever visited Big Sur without dropping by Nepenthe restaurant. Badwater, Death Valley National ParkBadwater Basin in Death Valley National Park. Grand Central Market, Los AngelesActivity and foot traffic peaks during lunchtime at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)Since the Los Angeles Times building was a few blocks from here for about 25 years, I’ve seen this food hall from every angle in bad times and good. Chicano Park, San DiegoChicano Park, known as the geographic and emotional heart of Barrio Logan, is in Logan Heights in San Diego.
With ‘Showing Up,’ Kelly Reichardt steps up at the Cannes Film Festival
       
Last week, Kelly Reichardt became the 20th filmmaker, the sixth American and the fourth woman to receive the Carrosse d’Or (or the Golden Coach), presented annually by France’s Society of Film Directors. AdvertisementDirector Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams upon arrival at the premiere of the film “Showing Up” at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 27, 2022. But sitting down on the beach shortly before the start of another Cannes, Reichardt was nonetheless in fine spirits, punctuating her long, winding descriptions with sardonic asides and gentle laughs. Michelle Williams in a scene from Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy,” which also screened at the Cannes Film Festival. And as an A-brainer myself, I know how annoying that is.”AdvertisementMichelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt in Cannes.
Movie producer in need of transplant may have karma on his side
       
Steve Whitney, who was raised in San Jose and graduated from Saratoga High School and Santa Clara University, has built a career as a producer helping to turn compelling stories into movies. Now his own story has turned into a real-life medical drama, with Whitney fighting for his life — for a second time. He eventually wound up at Stanford University Medical Center, where he was told that his kidney and liver were failing and he needed a transplant. “Eventually, it kept getting worse and worse until they said I needed a transplant,” said Whitney, now 51. Nasario Gutierrez presented the award to Tinoco, who has been accepted to San Jose State, in memory of his brother.
Who is Ryneldi Becenti, the woman in the viral video with Dawn Staley?
       
Staley had been hamming it up with the crowd when she made eye contact with a fan who wasn’t going to be denied. It’s something that you kinda can’t explain.”It set up a pair of mysteries: Who was the woman in the video? Native players represent a tiny fraction of the athletes in big-time college basketball. Recent NCAA champion coaches Tara VanDerveer, Kim Mulkey, Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma are all older than Becenti and Staley, who are in their early 50s. She remembers Staley, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Jennifer Azzi — “all the big-name players,” Becenti said — as being hugely encouraging.
Meet the Review-Journal newsroom’s 2022 summer interns
       
Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhotoNine young journalists, including six Las Vegas natives, have joined the Review-Journal newsroom as summer interns. She hopes to find new ways to reach people in Las Vegas who need the news. He also has covered politics and Syracuse’s underground music scene for his student newspaper, The Daily Orange. She plans to use the investigative skills she has cultivated to help shine a light on issues in Las Vegas. Wright is a senior at UNLV and the outgoing editor-in-chief of the university’s student newspaper, the Scarlet & Gray.
ASK IRA: Where does Game 6 in Boston rank in Heat lore?
       
May 26, 2022Q: Ira, Jimmy Butler went into last year’s playoff saying he was “stupidly locked in” and then was awful aginst the Bucks. Advertisement[ Submit your "Ask Ira" question here! ] [ Submit your "Ask Ira" question here! ] [ Submit your "Ask Ira" question here! ] And that is Erik Spoelstra’s approach, whether it is Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry or Bam Adebayo.
Eisenhower High School honors fallen Chicago firefighter Mashawn Plummer during 2022 graduation
       
Felicia Townsend-Plummer, Jermaine Plummer and Flora Leavy leave the stage after accepting the Distinguished Alumni Award for Mashawn Plummer from Assistant Principal Timothy Baker. Mashawn Plummer, a Chicago firefighter, was killed battling a fire in December 2021. (Jessie Molloy / Daily Southtown)Eisenhower High School in Blue Island took time during its 2022 graduation ceremony Thursday to honor a fallen hero, posthumously awarding Chicago firefighter Mashawn Plummer its annual Distinguished Alumni Award. AdvertisementFirefighter/EMT Mashawn Plummer of Engine 94. I know he’d like it.”The Eisenhower High School choir performs the national anthem at Thursday's graduation ceremony.
Florida poll: 67% want abortion legal in most or all cases, just 12% want complete ban
       
Democrats: legal in all cases, 50%; legal in most cases, 35%; illegal in most cases, 10%, illegal in all cases, 6%. legal in all cases, 50%; legal in most cases, 35%; illegal in most cases, 10%, illegal in all cases, 6%. Republicans: legal in all cases, 14%; legal in most cases, 38%; illegal in most cases, 33%, illegal in all cases, 16%. legal in all cases, 14%; legal in most cases, 38%; illegal in most cases, 33%, illegal in all cases, 16%. legal in all cases, 43%; legal in most cases, 25%; illegal in most cases, 20%, illegal in all cases, 13%.
Woman gets 15 months in prison for punching flight attendant
       
Julie WatsonAssociated PressSan Diego – A California woman who punched a Southwest Airlines flight attendant in the face during a flight, breaking her teeth, has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Quinonez last year pleaded guilty to one count of interference with flight crew members and attendants, admitting she punched the flight attendant in the face and head with a closed fist and grabbed her hair. During the flight’s final descent, the attendant had asked Quinonez to buckle her seat belt, stow her tray table, and put on her facemask properly. The plea agreement said that the flight attendant suffered three chipped teeth, two of which needed crowns, along with bruises and a cut under her left eye that needed stitches. Airlines in 2021 reported more than 5,000 incidents of unruly passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration.
More than 40 appointments rescheduled at Southwood's clinic due to water damage
       
Richmond and Henrico's health districts had to reschedule more than 40 appointments this week at their clinic in Southwood — a nearly 1,300-unit apartment complex home to the city's largest concentration of Latinos — due to water damage. "We had some plumbing issues earlier this month that were resolved by property management," Long continued, noting that management has also been working with them regarding the water damage. "We noticed the water damage last week and believe it occurred earlier and was connected to the plumbing issue." All are run by the agency's community health workers to connect residents with resources and provide on-site medical services. In addition to health services, the clinic has helped get tenants to the grocery store, helped with their taxes, and assisted navigating the Medicaid application process.
2022 Coca-Cola 600 odds, picks and predictions
       
Below we analyze the 2022 Coca-Cola 600 odds and lines, with NASCAR picks and predictions. 2022 Coca-Cola 600: What you need to knowKevin Harvick and Truex Jr. have posted 3 career wins at Charlotte, tied for most among active drivers. Denny Hamlin has posted a 12.3 AFP in 30 career starts at CMS, including 10 finishes inside the Top 5. He has 23 career Cup starts there and won the summer race at Charlotte in Aug. 2015, although that wasn't the Coca-Cola 600. Logano has also registered six top-5 runs and 11 top-10 finishes with 331 laps led while posting a 12.4 AFP.
Burnt-out Catholic exorcists complain they face long lines of 'possessed' people, and little support from bishops
       
A Vatican-approved religious university in Rome held an exorcism course with 120 participants. Italian exorcists spoke to researchers at Regina Apostolorum's 16th annual exorcism course in Rome, attended by 120 participants, The Times reported. The course attracted a significant crowd thanks to Pope Francis's support of exorcism, the paper said. The conference's exorcists said that they needed more support from psychologists to determine whether people are mentally unstable or demonically possessed, The Times reported. The lack of support from bishops is a grievance echoed by other surveyed exorcists, The Times said.
Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility
       
But there has been a less visible sign of slippage: Mr. Trump’s vaunted digital fund-raising machine has begun to slow. Those close to Mr. Trump — and even Republicans who aren’t — caution against misreading the significance of primary losses in which he himself was not on the ballot. Most of Mr. Trump’s advisers believe he should wait until after the midterm elections to announce a candidacy. “He’s so polarizing,” Ms. Fickes said of Mr. Trump, “and that’s the problem.”Rachel Shorey contributed reporting. The post Trump’s Primary Losses Puncture His Invincibility appeared first on New York Times.
‘Our friends didn’t die in vain’: Sudan’s activists aim to topple military regime
       
We have to be there to inspire the others.”Others in the room, a generation younger, explain their participation similarly. “We have to go on and risk our lives, so that our friends did not die in vain,” said one. A military coup in October ended any dream of democracy, and so the resistance committees formed to fight for a third time for radical change. The most powerful military rulers of Sudan – Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, known as “Hemedti” – now find themselves in a quandary. But to get it they need to make concessions and at least bring some of Sudan’s mainstream civilian politicians back into government.
Music festivals could become monkeypox superspreader events, scientist warns
       
While monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted disease (STI) it can spread through sex due to the close contact. Experts have also voiced concerns that other large events popular with the gay community, such as Pride, could also serve as superspreader events. Let’s have a nice balance going on.”A spokesman for Mighty Hoopla said: “Across all Brockwell Live festivals, we remain committed to working in line with government health guidance regarding public safety at events. “As with our policy following the Covid-19 pandemic - ticket holders are urged to stay at home if they feel unwell.”Officials now believe monkeypox is likely to spread around the world very quickly after a series of so-called “superspreader events”. A sauna in Madrid, Spain, became classified as having suffered a superspreader event after a single man with monkeypox visited it earlier this month.
Can’t stop looking at your phone? Luckily ‘phubbing’ may no longer ruin your relationship
       
Yet new research has suggested that technology is now becoming such a part of everyday life, it no longer holds the same power to irritate and cause strife. Take a new study into phubbing, which was released this week by Baylor University in Texas. Similarly, a recent study by Griffith University, in Queensland, Australia, found more smartphone use was associated with better parenting. Writing in the journal Sleep Medicine, the team concluded it was only the fact that social media time ate into sleep time that caused problems, not social media itself. Impact of smartphones on brain functionCutting-edge research has also suggested that computers and smartphones may actually improve brain function.
Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez look loved up as they attend commencement ceremony at MIT
       
AdvertisementBillionaire Jeff Bezos was spotted getting cozy with his girlfriend at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) commencement ceremony. Bezos and the TV personality took to a hotel room together just hours after his then-wife, Mackenzie Scott, left town. Preston, now 22, may have been a graduate at Friday's ceremony, however DailyMail.com was unable to confirm his enrollment at MIT. Billionaire Jeff Bezos was spotted getting cozy with his girlfriend TV personality Lauren Sanchez at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement ceremony on FridayThe Amazon founder and TV personality Lauren Sanchez were smiling, laughing and shared a few cheek kisses while attending the festivitiesBezos smiles at Sanchez who appears to be laughing during the commencement festivitiesSporting formal attire, Bezos and Sanchez attended MIT's first in-person commencement ceremony in three years on Friday. Bezos, wearing a grey suit, purple tie and sunglasses, was seated next to his mistress-turned-girlfriend during the ceremony.
Noem criticizes French Revolution during NRA speech
       
After this, Noem read from the 2nd amendment, eliciting cheers and applause from the gathered crowd. Following this, she transitioned into her criticism of the French Revolution. After drawing this unique comparison, Noem moved on to talk about gun violence in U.S. cities, criticizing the media. Monsters.”After praising increased rates of gun ownership in America, Noem again turned to France in the 1790s. Noem also praised her own handling of the pandemic, while arguing that the government used COVID-19 to restrict freedom.
Cardinal Sodano, controversial right-hand man to two popes, dies
       
Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano died on Friday in Rome where he had been hospitalised after testing positive for Covid-19Rome (AFP) – Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano, right-hand man to former popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, has died at the age of 94, the Vatican announced on Saturday. His funeral will be held on Tuesday at St Peter's Basilica, with Pope Francis attending. After Benedict XVI's appointment in 2005, Sodano stayed in the post until September 2006. Pope Francis then accepted Sodano's resignation in 2019 after he garnered criticism over his support for priests accused of wrongdoing. In 1977, the then pope, Paul VI, appointed Sodano as apostolic nuncio in Chile.
Delaware lawmaker suggests mask opponents kill themselves
       
(AP) — House leaders in Delaware on Friday chastised a fellow Democrat who suggested in an online discussion that those who don’t support mask wearing amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases but do support gun rights should kill themselves with their guns. House leaders gave no indication, however, that they want to pursue formal disciplinary action against Rep. John Kowalko. Kowalko made the comment in a post following the Texas school shooting but later deleted his Facebook comments and apologized. “We’re grateful he deleted the comments and apologized, but this behavior should not be normalized,” the statement added. At a local school board meeting in 2015, Kowalko referred to state education officials and to then-Gov.
From a Gun-Free Bubble, NRA Demands ‘More Guns’ To Limit Mass Shootings
       
HOUSTON—The biggest names of the National Rifle Association’s annual gun show wouldn’t take the stage until mid-afternoon on Friday. Large poster boards warned attendees that firearms, ammunition, knives and “weapons of any kind” were prohibited inside the convention arena. The irony that a common-sense gun restriction was creating a firearms-free bubble inside the belly of the NRA convention was glaring, but attendees and speakers alike seemed blinded to it completely. The General Assembly arena was set up like a concert, with NRA VIPs crowding the stage in the pit. “Now is when we double down.”By the time the emotionally crippled former president took the stage, the staged attempts at grief were descending into farce.
She started college in the 50s. Decades later, she fulfilled her dream of graduating at age 84
       
Earlier this month, an 84-year-old woman walked across the University of Minnesota's commencement stage to receive her bachelor's degree – 67 years after beginning coursework at the school. Decades later, she returned and finished what she started. "I always had this in the back of my head that I wanted to get a degree from the University of Minnesota. Sandison, who received her bachelor's degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the university's College of Continuing and Professional Studies, also hopes to continue her education journey. "To do their dreams – if it means getting a diploma from high school, an associate's degree, a bachelor's like I did, whatever.
Summer in the city: NYC’s 10 best music, food, and film festivals of 2022
       
The Post has culled the best of these fests in theater, music, film, food and more. Forest Hills Stadium, 1 Tennis Place; ForestHillsStadium.comThe Rooftop at Pier 17’s concert seriesSeveral acts are docking at Pier 17 this summer. Keeyahtay LewisIn just its fourth season, this South Street Seaport venue has become a summer music haven, with the Brooklyn Bridge providing the scenic backdrop for an array of artists to make some serious sound waves. New York’s biggest electronic music festival turns up the technology with a Web 3.0 theme this year. Bronx Academy of Dance will present the Mini Kiki Ball for Pride Month and later, in August, there will be the BAAND Together Dance Festival.
Covid was vanishing last Memorial Day. Cases are five times higher now.
       
The United States is recording more than 100,000 infections a day — at least five times higher than this point last year — as it confronts the most transmissible versions of the virus yet. And public health authorities are bracing for Memorial Day gatherings to fuel another bump in cases, potentially seeding a summer surge. The latest cases have yet to overrun hospitals, but that could change as the virus spreads among more vulnerable people. The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday reported screening more than half a million additional fliers a day compared with the same day last year. AdvertisementIn the meantime, parents are navigating how to protect their unvaccinated children when cases are rising and others are dropping their guards.
Vaccines may not prevent many symptoms of long covid, study suggests
       
But there was more ambiguity regarding long covid. Six months after their initial diagnosis of covid, people in the study who were vaccinated had only a slightly reduced risk of getting long covid — 15 percent overall. The VA study also had no way to tell how different variants may change the risk of long covid. The question of vaccines and long covid has been a critical one for doctors. AdvertisementPutrino said that demand for appointments at his medical center’s long covid clinic continues to increase and he does not anticipate a slowdown any time soon.
Space stocks had a rough first quarter as several companies struggled with supply chain disruptions
       
Small rocket and spacecraft builder Astra reported an adjusted EBITDA loss of $47.5 million for the first quarter, up 32% from the year prior. The Canadian-based satellite communications operator reported $186 million of first quarter revenue, down 3% from a year prior. Telesat had an adjusted EBITDA profit of $146 million, also down 4% from the first quarter of last year. Terran Orbital saw an adjusted EBITDA loss of $14.7 million, quadruple its loss in first quarter 2021. Viasat brought in $702 million of fourth quarter revenue, up 18% from the period a year ago, and an adjusted EBITDA of $134 million, down 9%.
Tech shakeout: Where to find the best value plays in the beaten-up sector
       
The Chinese internet fund includes big technology names such as Alibaba Group , Tencent Holdings , JD.com and others. Oakmark Funds goes beyond traditional price-to-earnings multiples to value tech businesses, according to portfolio manager Bill Nygren. Opportunities outside of big technology Technology investors often pivot toward big-name stocks like Apple, Amazon and Alphabet. Finding value in FAANG and big technology The sell-off has even beaten down the value of mega-cap tech companies, those previously known as "FAANG" stocks. Nygren said that many tech stocks became "untethered" from business value.
Start-up investors are warning of dark days ahead as boom times are 'unambiguously over'
       
The venture capital missives are back, and they're coming in hot. Sequoia Capital Global Managing Partner Doug Leone speaks onstage during Day 2 of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 at Moscone Center on September 6, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The firm cited its fourth-quarter letter, which told companies to preserve cash and avoid putting money behind unprofitable growth. "This time, many of those tools have been exhausted," Sequoia wrote. Sequoia told its companies to look at projects, research and development, marketing and elsewhere for opportunities to cut costs.
NRA Speakers Unshaken On Gun Rights After School Massacre
       
(AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Michael Wyke via APThe meeting was the first for the troubled organization since 2019, following a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Once among the most powerful political organizations in the country, the NRA has seen its influence wane following a significant drop in political spending. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke) Michael Wyke via APTrump accused Democrats of trying to exploit the tragedy and demonizing gun owners. Outside the convention hall, protesters gathered in a park where police set up metal barriers — some holding crosses with photos of the Uvalde shooting victims. Samuel Thornburg, 43, a maintenance worker for Southwest Airlines in Houston who was attending the NRA meeting, said: “Guns are not evil.
Pandemic has lingering toll on smaller National Spelling Bee
       
FILE - Harini Logan, 11, of San Antonio, smiles after correctly spelling her word as she competes in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is back, fully in person at its usual venue outside Washington for the first time since 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)FILE - Harini Logan, 11, of San Antonio, smiles after correctly spelling her word as she competes in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 30, 2019. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is back, fully in person at its usual venue outside Washington for the first time since 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Dev Shah’s dream of returning to the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a soccer stadium, of all places.
In Georgia, 2 Black candidates to compete for Senate seat
       
As she left an Atlanta polling site, Wyvonia Carter said her choice in what might be the most competitive Senate race this year was not particularly complicated. Black voters were crucial in helping Democrats secure those victories and will likely be decisive again this year. The issue is less about whether Walker will break the bond that Black voters have had with Democratic candidates. “In this race, Black Georgians will not have to contend with the race issue,” said Camilla Moore, chair of the Georgia Black Republican Council. More recently, South Carolina’s Tim Scott, the Senate’s only Black Republican, was unsuccessfully challenged in 2016 by Thomas Dixon, a North Charleston pastor.
Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities
       
"If all things were equal I would feed her with formula and breastmilk," says Isidoro, "but the formula shortage is so scary. "If all things were equal I would feed her with formula and breastmilk," says Isidoro, "but the formula shortage is so scary. The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to breastfeed. Black women have historically faced obstacles to breastfeeding, including a lack of lactation support in the hospital, more pressure to formula feed and cultural roadblocks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20% of Black women and 23% of Hispanic women exclusively breastfeed through six months, compared to 29% of white women.
Monkeypox isn't like COVID-19 — and that's a good thing
       
But monkeypox is no COVID-19 — in a good way. For starters, monkeypox spreads much less easily than COVID-19. By contrast, COVID-19 spreads quickly and easily. Monkeypox is less contagious than COVID-19One factor that helped COVID-19 spread rapidly across the globe was the fact that it is very contagious. That's a big reason that public health authorities, including the WHO, are expressing confidence that cases of monkeypox will not suddenly skyrocket.
How Rahima came to hold a special place in smallpox history — and help ensure its end
       
How Rahima came to hold a special place in smallpox history — and help ensure its endEnlarge this image toggle caption Daniel Tarantola/WHO Daniel Tarantola/WHOMore than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, people are getting used to the idea that the virus isn't going to disappear. Enlarge this image toggle caption CDC/WHO/Stanley Foster CDC/WHO/Stanley FosterPeople infected with smallpox would develop a painful rash all over their bodies. Enlarge this image toggle caption WHO WHOThen, in 1967, the World Health Organization set out to stamp out the virus entirely. Doctors and epidemiologists from around the world traveled from country to country, where they would collaborate with local health workers. Enlarge this image toggle caption Dil Afrose Jahan Dil Afrose JahanThe family has very limited financial resources.
Software Growth Stocks To Buy, Watch Or Sell Amid Nasdaq Volatility
       
Software Growth Stocks: Rising Interest RatesEarnings from Atlassian (TEAM), Workday (WDAY) and others have yet to spark a rebound in software stocks. The big question for software growth stocks: what companies will gain favor during volatility in the Nasdaq? Amid the shake-out in software growth stocks, some analysts have steered away from companies with higher exposure to stock-based compensation. Software Growth Stocks Soared In 2020The pullback in software stocks followed stellar gains. Software Stocks: Key Technical RatingsWhen deciding whether the time is right to buy software stocks, Relative Strength Ratings are important.
Get ready for the Great Resistance. Companies and employees are locked in a battle of wills over returning to the office.
       
The Great Resignation — regarded by some observers as more of a Great Negotiation for better pay and working conditions — has led to the Great Resistance, a battle of wills between senior management and, well, everyone else. Faust Liggayu counts herself among the Great Resistance. “The Great Resignation has led to the Great Resistance, a battle of wills between senior management and, well, everyone else. “Over the last two years, companies have found out people don’t need to be in the office for great work to keep happening,” he said. Remote work is a tradeoff for everyoneAs managers negotiate with office workers, companies are negotiating with landlords about their office leases.
Monkeypox cases drove up stock prices for these companies on Monday
       
Growing concern about the emergence of monkeypox in Europe and the U.S. has sent shares soaring for several vaccine and drug companies. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. INO, +13.71% , which recently scrapped plans for its COVID-19 vaccine and let go of its CEO. Back in 2010 the company said it had put an experimental smallpox vaccine in a preclinical study evaluating its efficacy against monkeypox. The company has a MVA vaccine for smallpox and monkeypox that is called Jynneos, Imvamune, or Imvanex. The U.S. has already stockpiled smallpox vaccines, which can protect against monkeypox, to vaccinate the entire population of the U.S., according to Raymond James analysts.
Cruise lines are canceling sailings, closing onboard restaurants, and allowing fewer guests onboard amid hiring difficulties
       
Navy via Getty ImagesCruise companies have been struggling to hire back crew members. The cruise industry could be in rocky waters again: Difficulties with hiring crew members has hindered several cruise lines' operations, leaving some would-be cruise-goers with fewer onboard dining options or canceled trips. This staffing problem is one of the reasons Holland America has decided to "pace its restart over the year," a spokesperson told Insider in a statement. While Royal Caribbean's spokesperson acknowledged similar difficulties in hiring up, the cruise line doesn't expect it'll be canceling any future itineraries. And some unluckier guests traveling on overbooked ships will have to be rebooked on different itineraries, a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line told Insider.
The June primary for California attorney general is a fight for second place
       
California Your guide to California’s 2022 primary election Here’s everything you need to know about the California primary election. Some of the groups have never contributed to a California political campaign before, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis. He has touted his experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, as well as his tenure as an assistant U.S. attorney, as evidence of his qualifications for attorney general. Most political watchers still expect Bonta to win a second term as California attorney general, regardless of his competition. Every attorney general since 1999 has been a Democrat, and Bonta’s endorsements include California’s executive leaders.
Baby formula shortage highlights racial disparities
       
The mother of two had been struggling to breastfeed her 1-month-old daughter ever since she was born, when the hospital gave the baby formula first without consulting her on her desire to breastfeed. Black women have historically faced obstacles to breastfeeding, including a lack of lactation support in the hospital, more pressure to formula feed and cultural roadblocks. It's one of many inequalities for Black mothers : They are far more likely to die from pregnancy complications, and less likely to have their concerns about pain taken seriously by doctors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 20% of Black women and 23% of Hispanic women exclusively breastfeed through six months, compared to 29% of white women. Some studies have attributed changes in breastfeeding behavior among Hispanics to assimilation, saying Latina immigrants perceive formula feeding as an American practice.
Inside the race to master supersonic air travel
       
Bold corporate claims of bringing back supersonic travel will run headlong into scientific challenges for years to come, they added. “These manufacturers are trying to reinvent supersonic aircraft,” said Dan Rutherford, director of the aviation program at the International Council on Clean Transportation. Over the past decade, numerous start-ups have cropped up promising a better, more cost-effective supersonic jet for commercial air travel. © Boom Technology A rendering of the Boom Overture supersonic jet. Mike Leskinen, president of United Airlines Ventures, said his company’s bet on supersonic travel will fill customer demand for high-speed business travel.
Sleaford Mods disparage ‘insufferable’ Harry Styles ‘forced on you like KFC’
       
Sleaford Mods has hit out at Harry Styles and his “unremarkable albums” that are “forced on you like KFC”. “Harry Styles. Every unremarkable album release pounded into your sensory temples,” they wrote. You can read The Independent’s three-star review of Spare Ribs here. Their post has received mixed responses from followers, with some people agreeing with the duo and others defending Styles as “brilliant”.
UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit
       
The UN rights envoy says her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation"Beijing (AFP) – The UN rights envoy on Saturday said her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. "This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had "unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe.
Meet the 25-year-old gun violence prevention advocate who could become the first Gen Z member of Congress
       
25-year-old Maxwell Alejandro Frost could become the first Gen Z member of Congress. A gun violence prevention advocate, he's running for Congress in Orlando with the backing of top progressives. "Just last week, I was at a vigil for the Buffalo shooting," Frost told Insider in a phone interview on Friday. In 2016, he survived a close brush with gun violence himself at a Halloween event in downtown Orlando when two men nearby got into a shooting match with one another. Now, he stands a very good chance of becoming Congress's newest, most prominent gun violence prevention advocate.
What to Say When Someone Is Depressed, According to an Expert
       
In 2020 alone, approximately 21 million adults in America experienced at least one major depressive episode, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)—that’s 8.4% of the country’s population. In 2019, 18.5% of adults had depression symptoms that ranged from mild to severe, according to the CDC. With a depressed mood, the sadness typically returns back to baseline within a day or so.”What are the Symptoms of Depression? By offering help you’re letting the person know that you’re there for them. “Be careful to not fall into the mode and trap of being a problem solver, and offering a whole bunch of solutions,” says Dr. Crawford.
How Long Does COVID-19 Last If You're Vaccinated? Breakthrough COVID Length and Severity
       
"Breakthrough cases occur when COVID-19 variants evade the body's immune response… but most breakthrough cases are asymptomatic or mild, due to the vaccinated person having built-up immunity against the virus." CDC study of nearly 300M people & 80% of U.S. counties found that higher #COVID19 vaccine coverage was associated with fewer COVID-19 cases & deaths. Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines to protect yourself from severe illness from COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/9T6YNK1kYE — CDC (@CDCgov) May 18, 2022A major concern for those affected by a breakthrough COVID-19 illness, then, is how long recovery will take. The most accurate way to tell if you're currently experiencing a breakthrough COVID-19 illness is to get tested.
What to Eat When You Have COVID-19
       
"There is no scientific evidence to make the association between eating for a healthy immune system to help lessen the duration of COVID-19," Amidor says. Other micronutrients—like vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E, among others—have also been associated with better immune health. Fruits and VegetablesEating plenty of fruits and vegetables is a great way to build up general health and immune health. But if yogurt isn't your go-to, milk can help support a healthy immune system as well. What to Eat When You Can't Smell or TasteSome COVID-19 infections cause the loss of taste and smell, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Symptoms and Causes of Monkeypox, as Virus Cases Rise Globally
       
Though people in the U.S. are urged to practice caution—not panic—regarding the monkeypox cases, here's what you need to know about the virus, including symptoms, transmission, and treatment or prevention options. Monkeypox is similar to other poxviruses like the virus that causes smallpox, the virus used in the smallpox vaccine, and the virus that causes cowpox. Israel, Singapore, and the U.K., have also seen monkeypox cases in the past. According to Dr. Weisenberg, most monkeypox cases come from "direct animal exposure, such as with infected rodents." "That being said, those who experience new or unusual rashes or other symptoms of monkeypox should contact their healthcare provider."
Even People Who No Longer Menstruate Saw COVID Vaccine-Related Period Symptoms, Research Shows
       
Even people who don't typically menstruate—including transgender people, people on long-acting contraceptives, and post-menopausal women—have experienced menstrual changes and unexpected bleeding after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, new preliminary research shows. "I hope that this study adds to the increasing evidence that maybe we should include periods as part of vaccine research more broadly. Of the people not menstruating due to gender-affirming hormones, 39% experienced breakthrough bleeding; 71% of people on long-acting contraceptives also experienced breakthrough bleeding. In addition, people who experienced more side effects after the shots—like fever or fatigue—had a greater chance of experiencing menstrual changes, as well. The menstrual changes from any vaccine—including the COVID-19 vaccine—are short-lived and appear to have no impact on future fertility.
Who Would the Queen Be Without Her Pearl Earrings and Necklaces?
       
The queen has an incomparable jewelry collection that she doesn’t always get a chance to show off, but the stalwarts in her wardrobe are her vast collection of pearl necklaces. Her grandmother, Queen Mary, left her one of her favorite pairs of earrings, large single-button pearls with a tiny diamond affixed to each. On her wedding day, the queen’s parents gave her two pearl necklaces that belonged to Anne and Caroline, two queens from the 17th and 18th centuries. While the button-pearl earrings are in her regular rotation, she only brings out the Queen Anne and Queen Caroline necklaces, with their sumptuous and creamy spheres, on rare occasions. At that time, The New York Times reported on Elizabeth’s penchant for biting Mary’s pearl necklaces.
Jeff Bridges Was “Pretty Close to Dying” After Contracting COVID-19 While Undergoing Chemotherapy
       
Jeff Bridges is treasuring the time he gets to spend with his wife, grandkids, and new puppy these days after nearly facing death twice over. It all started when he felt something in his stomach while exercising, prompting him to visit a doctor who told him that he “had a 12-by-9-in. Bridges was quickly diagnosed with cancer and began undergoing chemotherapy infusion treatments followed by oral chemo. Thankfully, however, Bridges was able to receive a convalescent plasma treatment, a therapy that uses blood from those who have recovered from COVID-19, and began to see improvements in his health. Bridges said he began working with a physical therapist three times a week and “started taking baby steps” towards recovery.
2022 Tony Awards: 'Strange Loop,' 'MJ' and 'Paradise Square' Take Top Nominations
       
On Monday, the nominees for the 75th Annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway from the 2021-2022 season, were announced by Tony Award-winning actress Adrienne Warren and three-time Tony-nominated actor Joshua Henry. The revival of Company, starring Broadway great Patti Lupone, also made waves, being honored with nine nominations while Six, the musical based on the stories of King Henry VIII's infamous wives, took a close eight. Also part of the 2022 Tony Awards revival trend, The Music Man revival, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, scored six nominations while Billy Crystal's Mr. Saturday Night, based on the actor's 1992 film, garnered five. For plays, The Lehman Trilogy scored the most nominations with eight, while standout shows such as Hangman and American Buffalo earned nominations with lead actors including Sam Rockwell and David Threlfall nabbing nominations for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play. The popular play earned a total of three nominations, but Negga's costar, James Bond actor Daniel Craig, was snubbed for his role as Macbeth.
“Serious Money Has the Ability to Distort Reality”: Hernan Diaz on His New Novel
       
Tucked away in a corner of Brooklyn’s Othmer Library, Hernan Diaz waves his hand over a shelf of 19th-century land records. The library has granted Diaz a private visit for an interview about his new novel, Trust, published by Riverhead Books this week. Technically, Diaz is an author of historical fiction, insofar that his books are set in the past. Diaz lives about one mile and 100 years from the world of his new novel. When the situation in Argentina was safer, his family returned, but Diaz felt an international itch he needed to scratch.
Radhika Jones Introduces TV Galaxies Far, Far Away and Close to Home
       
The Star Wars universe seemed plenty big back when we waited years between movies to catch up on what was happening in that galaxy far, far away. But like our own universe, it’s still expanding, 10 years after George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to the Walt Disney Company. If the expansion of the overall TV universe evokes the views of Einstein, then the nature of its evolution right now feels Darwinian: ever more varied, complex, and competitive. Two years ago the photojournalist Alex Majoli traveled to Sicily for Vanity Fair to document the terrifying first wave of COVID-19. This spring Alex traveled to Ukraine to photograph a different deadly European front.
“Who Do You Think You Are?”: Patti LuPone Calls Out Anti-Masker In Company Audience
       
Patti LuPone isn't looking for the company of anti-maskers. the Company star can be heard shouting in a 36-second video captured by an audience member who later shared the recording on Twitter. Chris Harper pays my salary,” Lupone said of the Elliot & Harper producer responsible for bringing the Company revival back to the Broadway stage. LuPone's off-script message for the anti-masker audience member comes two months after her grand return to the stage following a bout with COVID-19. Plus, LuPone and her Company cast have many reasons to be cheerful.
“We Got Very Creative”: Alicia Graf Mack on Leading Juilliard’s Dancers Into a New Era
       
On a drizzly February afternoon in Manhattan, the labyrinthine halls inside the Juilliard School are quietly humming. Alicia Graf Mack, director of the dance division, is waiting at the far end of the corridor, backed by windows overlooking the Broadway traffic and Lincoln Center next door. “When I left Ailey [in 2014], they gave me my fan, so I framed it,” Graf Mack says, gesturing to the flat rattan paddle on her office wall. “I love being in higher education at this age because they already come in with so much talent,” Graf Mack says of that technical foundation, upon which dancers seek to develop a more nuanced kind of artistry. He preceded Graf Mack at the school by a year and is himself a former principal with New York City Ballet.
12 of This Spring’s Best Art Books
       
Surprising herself, July stayed on the line and even asked the caller questions in return, which started a series of exchanges via phone and Instagram DMs for the next six months. Originally published by Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, this limited edition book sculpture unfolds, concertina-style, to 23 feet long and includes 4 museum-grade inkjet prints. Within the pages, selections from their Instagram conversations are printed verbatim, along with images that Benedicto shares in response to July’s assignments. They begin simply, with July suggesting they share images of themselves bowing in front of someone or something that they love. (July paid Benedicto for the assignments, like she would an actress on a set.)
“There Has to Be a Line”: Substack’s Founders Dive Headfirst Into the Culture Wars
       
One day last June, Patti Smith opened her laptop, typed a brief message to the thousands of readers of her Substack newsletter, and hit Send. Four months after discovering Anderson through her Substack, Smith stood onstage with him in the darkness of Glasgow’s Theatre Royal. More recently, the company has found itself on the front lines of the culture wars. In addition to her serialized memoir and other miscellaneous writings, Smith uses Substack for audio messages, poetry readings, and photography. “It wasn’t smooth sailing,” McKenzie told me.
Zoo Day With Ed Yong, Resident Animals (and Pandemic) Sense Maker
       
Leave it to Ed Yong to wax poetic about alligator lips. “I remember I did pieces before the pandemic about things like, how do coral reef scientists feel about watching the ecosystems they study disintegrate? Or like, how do conservationists who care for the last surviving members of a species feel?” he adds. I ask if there’s a through line here, if An Immense World and Yong’s pandemic coverage alike seek to make clear the fact of human limitations. “Obviously we’ll never know what it’s like to be a bat—that’s the Thomas Nagel thing,” Yong explains.
Inside Priyanka Dandwani and Gaurav Ganwani’s ethereal destination wedding in Goa
       
Hong Kong-born, Gurugram-raised Priyanka Dandwani first met Gaurav Ganwani in 2012 at orientation on the first day of college in Boston. It was very still and zen—just what we wanted,” she says, elaborating on their choice of the wedding location. It was truly wholesome and emotional.”For Dandwani, choosing her bridal trousseau was the easiest part of the wedding planning process. My love for flowers was depicted through the woven chintz-like botanical ornamentation on it.” A self-confessed jewellery collector, Dandwani wanted to curate pieces that “I can re-purpose and re-wear as many times as I possibly can. Goa weather and regulations would not permit us for an outdoor celebration, so we recreated the outdoors inside.
Irina Shayk Reveals Her Favorite Summer Holiday Spot, Go-To Travel Companions, and More
       
Today, Anine Bing is available in 13 standalone stores around the world, from London to Paris, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The collection is modeled by the current face of the brand, supermodel and past Vogue Arabia cover star Irina Shayk, who shares that they first met on set before December, during Covid. I love her style—It is a great combination of simple, modern, and chic.” Shayk shares that the lace one-piece and tie-up shirt are two of her favorites from the all day and night collection Bing offers. “Not only are they chic, but comfortable too, and mix well into any wardrobe.”Read on for our summer Proust questionnaire with Irina Shayk to help get you in the summer, resort-wearing mood. I’m good at getting back to people on time; but when I’m on vacation it’s a no.
How Louis Vuitton, Dior And Fendi Are Selling On Their Leftover Fabrics
       
Not so long ago, deadstock – a term used to describe surplus materials – was considered something of a dirty word in fashion. But the logistical challenges around sourcing and utilising deadstock still remain – which is where deadstock resale platform Nona Source, funded by Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, comes in. So far, major LVMH brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Celine and Fendi are among those selling on their deadstock materials via Nona Source, with the platform aiming to have all the company’s fashion houses participating by the end of the year. “We have maisons [selling to us] but also buying from us, so we have internal circularity,” Prieur du Perray explains. “Nona Source has afforded us the opportunity to develop new ways of working – continuing to grow horizontally without it being so resource-intensive,” the designer explains.
Exclusive: Maria Tash Shares the 3 Tips Every Woman Should Follow When Shopping for Fine Jewelry
       
This summer, fine jewelry designer Maria Tash celebrated a milestone moment: the opening of her newest store, located in Prestige at The Avenues, Kuwait. My love of jewelry expressed itself [in my childhood] when I was drawing flowers and imagining them in jewelry. Do you notice a difference in the tastes of the Maria Tash consumer in different regions? My Middle East clients love bold diamond pieces for all areas of the body, and are not afraid to get multiple piercings. Also, I think a Maria Tash essential are my diamond eternity rings, like the five row pave rings, marquise invisible set rings, and invisible set round diamond rings.
Kim Lee and Kane Lim on how 'Bling Empire' has changed everything
       
When the first season of Bling Empire aired at the beginning of 2021, Kim Lee switched her television off. We’re all human and we have to remind ourselves that nobody is perfect.”Angelo SgambatiAnd of course, she has spent time deepening the relationships that have come out of two seasons of Bling Empire. Serendipitously, the pair first made contact each other in 2019, way before Bling Empire. To Lee, Lim’s gift lies in the way he can bring people together—just like he did the cast of Bling Empire. With the second season of Bling Empire fast approaching, Lim offers a sly teaser for fans: “There is definitely more drama this time and I get caught in the middle quite often.
Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Met Gala's "Adult Prom" Vibes
       
TranscriptYou guys look amazing. Let's talk about the look. I'm wearing my buddy Paul Tazewell,who was nominated for an Oscar this yearfor West Side Story. We really don't know what to expect,but I really jumped into the deep endby deciding to co-chair for my very first Met Gala. It feels like an adult prom,and we're raising money for an amazing organizationthat needs support coming out of COVID.
Have I Gotten Too Old To Continue My Pre-Pandemic Life?
       
An oddly placid horror show that was a blip in the fabric of life – the Halloween television episode that breaks the narrative arc. My old life was put on ice, to be picked back up where I’d left off at any minute. Instead of the big birthday party I’d planned, I came down with Covid. That birthday turned out to be a blessing in disguise, but coming out, I had a breakdown. Suddenly, in the clubs I’d been excited to get back to, I was so old.
DJ Fat Tony Remembers The AIDS Crisis
       
There weren’t specific symptoms, there wasn’t a build-up, it wasn’t like cancer. People would cover these with this thick make-up, which became the biggest giveaway when you saw people out. But this wasn’t about people being ill and slowly fading away, they were there one minute and gone the next. Sometimes your friends would get skinny and disappear and then the next thing you’d hear was that they were dead. You saw the pictures of people wasting away in the media and you knew they were going to die.
What’s Going on With the U.S. Baby-Formula Shortage?
       
(Most formula-fed babies depend on formula until they’re at least a year old and their digestive systems are ready to switch to solid foods.) Below, get all the information you need on this troubling development:When did the U.S. formula shortage start? With just three big companies controlling the formula market in the U.S., when one falters, supply suffers across the board. When is the shortage expected to abate? Abbott said this week that, pending FDA approval, it could restart manufacturing at its plant within two weeks, with another six to eight weeks before new supplies of formula hit shelves.
I Want What They Have: Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan
       
But there’s an exception to every rule, and in this case, that exception comes in the form of furniture designer and interior decorator Jonathan Adler and his husband, Simon Doonan, writer and creative ambassador at-large of Barneys. When I think about the kind of low-maintenance, perfectly coordinated splendor these two men get to inhabit together, I die! I fell for Adler and Doonan as a couple early in the pandemic, when Adler gave an interview about how he and Doonan had been filling their days in lockdown. “He keeps blasting their hits and prancing round the living room,” Adler said. That is as good a description as any I’ve heard of how I was keeping busy at the time, and I remember thinking, At least my indefinite isolation is Adler and Doonan approved.
With COVID-19 Rates Once Again on the Rise, Here’s What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
       
The U.S. is currently averaging more than 100,000 known COVID-19 cases per day for the first time since February, with a high COVID alert declared in New York City this week. Additionally, hospitalizations are steadily increasing across the country (though they’re not yet at peak levels), meaning that it is, unfortunately, once again time to start—or continue—doubling down on COVID-19 prevention. Below, find all the details on the recent spike:What variant of COVID-19 is currently dominant in the U.S.? How does the COVID treatment Paxlovid work, and when should I take it? (Keep in mind that common underlying conditions such as depression, diabetes, and obesity might qualify you for Paxlovid.)
French Open Preview: Will This Be the Coronation of Carlos Alcaraz?
       
No: On the men’s side, the French may well be the Grand Slam coming-out party for Carlos Alcaraz, who seems on-track to transform from phenom to heir apparent. But Nadal enters the tournament still nursing a chronic foot injury and has gone to some pains to lower expectations. “My body is like an old machine,” he told press at the Italian Open in May. “To put this machine on again takes some time.” Let’s just say it once more, though: Injury or no injury, you do not count Rafael Nadal out of the French Open. If Alcaraz, Nadal, and Djokovic aren’t enough, there are also players like Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, both of them still gunning for their first Slam, to contend with.
This Broadway Season, High Risk Came With High Reward
       
Dana H. ran alongside Is This a Room, the equally unsettling and true story of Reality Winner’s FBI interrogation; that script is a transcription of the original interview, but, unlike Dana H., the actors are speaking the words themselves. That these two shows played to packed houses—and both got two week-extensions—speaks to the appetite for unconventional work in Broadway houses post-COVID. In April, Dana H. was nominated for best lead actress in a play (O’Connell), best direction of a play (Waters), and, unsurprisingly, best sound design of a play (Mikhail Fiksel). A Strange Loop follows Usher as he struggles to write a musical while working as an actual usher for The Lion King on Broadway. To be duly recognized by Tony voters is another signal of the taste for the off-kilter this season.
Léa Seydoux on Sadness, the Superficial, and Her Sadistic New Movie
       
It’s daring, imagining a world in which our bodies become canvases for extreme, surgery-based art and each incision invokes an orgasm. Seydoux stars alongside Viggo Mortensen, who plays her brooding partner, Saul, and Kristen Stewart, who plays a mousy assistant at an organ registry, eager to learn more about the couple. In that film, as in later projects, her tears always seemed like they came from somewhere real. “Cannes is, more or less, the right balance between the superficial and deep art,” she says, a smile revealing the famous gap in her teeth. “You know, I like the superficiality,” she says, her voice so quiet you have to lean in close to hear it.
Grey's Anatomy: Could It Continue Without Ellen Pompeo?!?
       
And yet: Grey's Anatomy remains on the air, and it remains a strong performer for ABC on Thursday nights, as well. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight this week, however, Pompeo hinted that she really might be done with Grey's Anatomy... but that the show could possibly go on without her. Pompeo went on to cite the impact Grey's Anatomy has had beyond the average television viewer, especially in the wake of how it tackled COVID-19 last season. Can you even imagine a Grey's Anatomy without Ellen Pompeo?!? Despite Pompeo's sort of hilarious efforts to end the procedural drama, Grey’s Anatomy was renewed in January for season 19.
Ant Anstead: Whoa, Whoa, Whoa! I'm Not Trying to Take Away Christina Haack's Son!
       
Ant Anstead would like to set the record straight. In documents obtained by TMZ, Anstead requested custody of his two-year old son (Hudson) with Christina, alleging in these papers that Hall has scarcely spent any time with their child. According to Anstead, Christina has spent an average of "9 full days each month" with Hudson over the last 20 months. Anstead asked a judge to ban both himself and Christina from using Hudson for financial gain in any such manner... without permission from the other party. Anstead, though, cautioned social media followers on Sunday not to fall for any "click bait" they read across the celebrity gossip blogosphere.
90 Day Fiance Alum Douglas "DJ Doug" Wooten Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Life in Prison
       
In January of 2021, we reported on the arrest of Douglas "DJ Doug" Wooten, who appeared on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days as part of Angela Deem's story. Douglas "DJ Doug Wooten" no longer appears on 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days episodes -- as in, not even on the old episodes. 39-year-old Doug took part in the crime, along with 18-year-old Denver Wooten, 39-year-old kegan Bennett, and 32-year-old Verlyttia Ivory. As we noted, Doug is not the only person from Angela's storyline to have ended up sentenced to prison for a heinous crime. Her adult daughter, Scottie Deem, appeared during Angela's first season ... and was later sentenced to prison for sex crimes against children.
Ysabel Brown Poses in Bathing Suit, Earns ALL the Praise from Sister Wives Fans
       
Ysabel Brown is proud of her body. The 19-year old daughter of Kody Brown and Christine Brown has been in the spotlight over the last couple seasons partly due to the medical concerns that have continually plagued the teenager. As Sister Wives fans know well by now, Ysabel was diagnosed with scoliosis years ago. Why isn’t he coming?” Ysabel cried on air last year during a Sister Wives episode, citing her dad's absence at the time. Thankfully, as you can see above, Ysabel isn't letting her father's effed up priorities get her down.
Josh Duggar Tries to Delay Sentencing Hearing: I Need More Time to Prepare!
       
When Josh Duggar was convicted on child pornography charges, many breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that we had seen the last of the serial predator. Josh was handcuffed and taken to jail the moment his verdict was announced, but his days in court are far from over. Josh's sentencing hearing is scheduled for April 5, at which time, a judge will decide his fate, and he'll be sent to the federal prison that will serve as his home for the next several years. And sadly, even when that's all over with, it won't be the last we see of Josh in court. But we can't help that think the legal system is failing Josh's victims by allowing the process to take so incredibly long.
Samantha Markle: It's Meghan's Fault Our Dad Had a Stroke!
       
Earlier this week, we reported on the news that Meghan Markle's father, Thomas Markle, had suffered a stroke. Teaming up with Thomas as always is his daughter and partner in crime, Meghan's half-sister, Samantha Markle. Sam has been telling anyone who will listen that Thomas' latest health troubles are all Meghan's fault. Asked when she last had contact with Samantha, Meghan guessed “at least 18, 19 years.”Samantha's ongoing effort to destroy her sister seems to be motivated by equal parts jealousy and profit. Perhaps Samantha and Thomas should look to Meghan's example.
Thomas Markle Suffers Apparent Stroke; Samantha Markle Blames Meghan
       
Thomas did not attend Meghan and Harry's wedding, and when pressed on his reasons for skipping the ceremony, he claimed that he suffered a heart attack. Now, a similar debate is playing out following news that Thomas has suffered a stroke. Thomas has not offered any update on his condition, but sources close to Meghan's father say that he's resting comfortably. “Peace and rest is best,” said Samantha Markle, son of Thomas and half-sister of Meghan. Thomas sold Meghan's private letters to the media, and he's made a career out of bashing her in the press.
Exclusive: Top Gun: Maverick star Greg Tarzan Davis reveals what it's really like working with Tom Cruise
       
Exclusive: Top Gun: Maverick star Greg Tarzan Davis reveals what it's really like working with Tom Cruise Top Gun: Maverick is released on 27 MayIn 2017 Greg 'Tarzan' Davis quit his job as an elementary school teacher in Louisiana to pursue his dream of acting. Five years on, he's about to hit the big screen alongside the biggest movie star in the world, Tom Cruise, in Top Gun: Maverick - and next year's Mission:Impossible 7. GALLERY: Duchess Kate and Prince William resemble movie stars at Top Gun: Maverick premiereMORE: Tom Cruise praises 'very special scene' with Top Gun star Val KilmerAs for working with 59-year-old Tom, arguably one of the last movie stars in the world, Tarzan tells HELLO! MORE: Why Tom Cruise is eager to take after Prince PhilipMORE: Kate Middleton and Prince George's behind-the-scenes video with Tom CruiseAs for how he found out he got the role? Tarzan as Dr Wright on Grey's AnatomyNow the press tour for Top Gun: Maverick is over, Tarzan is thinking ahead to what's next, and that includes the July 2023 release of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.
Kelly Ripa's daughter Lola has a big year ahead - and it's bittersweet for her family
       
Kelly Ripa's daughter Lola has a big year ahead - and it's bittersweet for her family The Live with Kelly and Ryan star is a doting momKelly Ripa often documents her family's milestones on Live with Kelly and Ryan, where her three children have grown up in front of viewers' eyes. MORE: Kelly Ripa shares unfortunate message with fans amid Covid battleAnd next month is set to be an emotional - and joyous - occasion for the TV star, as her only daughter Lola legally becomes an adult. Lola turns 21 on June 16, and the notoriously private daughter of Kelly and Mark Consuelos no doubt has something special planned for her milestone day. Kelly Ripa's daughter Lola is turning 21 next monthLola was told that she wasn't able to come home by her famous mother, to ensure that she settled in properly to college. MORE: Kelly Ripa reunites with son Joaquin - but she's not impressed!
Savannah Guthrie reunited with children after 'heartbreaking' week in Texas
       
Savannah Guthrie reunited with children after 'heartbreaking' week in Texas The visit came on her first day back in the studio after visiting UvaldeSavannah Guthrie was surprised by special guests on Friday in the Today Show studios - her two young children. MORE: Savannah Guthrie makes return to Today after COVID-19 battleSavannah wore a gorgeous black boho maxi dress and paired it with flat brown sandals and a stylish hat. Loading the player...WATCH: Savannah Guthrie struggles to hold back tears after mass shootingIn the picture, her two children were skipping along next to her, while co-anchor Al Roker could be seen smiling in the background. Savannah was reunited with her children after she visited Uvalde, Texas to report from the neighborhood where 19 children and two teachers were murdered in a mass shooting. READ: Selma Blair makes difficult revelation about her mother to emotional Savannah GuthrieMORE: Savannah Guthrie's personal revelation about body image is so inspiringThese parents’ stories break our hearts.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Now: Where They Stands After 2021 Split
       
Exes Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik “speak a few times a week” following the drama that led to their 2021 breakup, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. “Their conversations are usually about Khai.”Gigi, 27, and Zayn, 29, welcomed their daughter in September 2020 amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In fact, both Gigi and Zayn gushed over their life as new parents in various interviews. While Zayn “adamantly” denied the claims, Life & Style obtained court documents stating that he pleaded no contest to four counts of summary harassment stemming from the altercation. She asks for privacy during this time,” a rep for Gigi told E!
Are Dakota Johnson and Coldplay's Chris Martin Still Together?
       
Actress Dakota Johnson‘s romance with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been so private that fans rarely know what their current status is. Chris and Dakota seemed blissful and in love while filling their stomachs at Sushi Park in West Hollywood, California. Dakota and Chris started dating in 2017, more than three years after his “conscious uncoupling” from ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow. The Iron Man actress is a total fan of her former husband’s partner, as she’s gushed in the press about Dakota more than Chris himself has. Her video screen popped in at the last minute after an apparent technical difficulty, and showed Chris seated next to Dakota, helping fix whatever had gone wrong.
Is Laverne Cox Single? Her Boyfriends, Dating History
       
Laverne Cox has taken Hollywood by storm the past few years by breaking records as a trailblazing actress. We both want a breakup that honors and respects the quality of our relationship and the love we shared.”ShutterstockIs Laverne Cox Single? The Mindy Project actress revealed she was dating again while appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2021. “The issue over the years for me as a trans woman and other trans women is that the womanhood of trans women is often disavowed,” she said. “A lot of people don’t see trans women as women.
Celebrities on OnlyFans: Shanna Moakler, Bella Thorne, More
       
As Beyoncé would say, “On that demon time, she might start a OnlyFans.” Celebrities are no stranger to video content and OnlyFans sure is no exception. Several major stars like Tyga, Shanna Moakler, Bella Thorne and many more turned to OnlyFans to make some more big bucks to add to their already famous and impressive net worths. Shanna is the latest star to join the OnlyFans community and launched her page in June 2021. Tyga wowed fans when he signed up for the platform in September 2020 while Bella broke OnlyFans’ record when she joined the site in August. From YouTube vloggers to rappers and reality stars, these celebrities just can’t get enough of OnlyFans.
'Married at First Sight': Are Heather and Derek Still Together?
       
Married At First Sight stars Heather Seidel and Derek Schwartz first appeared on the Lifetime show during season 4 in July 2016. Keep scrolling to see if Heather and Derek are still together today. Are Heather and Derek Still Together After Married At First Sight ? At the time of their reality TV debuts, Heather, a 32-year-old flight attendant, was matched with Derek, a 35-year-old account executive. However, she did reveal that Leo’s father was present when Heather gave birth.
9 ways design can actually help you heal in the hospital
       
The concept of a healing environment puts the patient at the center of hospital and health design. Social supports Access to social support reduces patient levels of psychological distress during their presence in the treatment centre environments. To help bolster a patient’s perception of control, hospital staff could draw a patient’s name on the glass window of their room with a smiley face to help them find their room. To offer social support, hospital managers can provide free and easy access to Wi-Fi or telephone for patients in all spaces of the hospital. advertisementIncluding health-care staff, patients in design Although patients, staff and families can independently help to improve the patient’s spatial experiment, designers should also include them in the design process.
This intricate COVID-19 memorial was designed to go up in flames
       
For those who’ve lost family and friends to COVID-19, the grief of the past two years has grown into a heavy psychological burden. advertisementadvertisementIn Bedworth, England, 100 miles northwest of London, an elaborate temporary memorial to those lost to COVID-19 has been constructed in a public park. Designed by California-based artist David Best, Sanctuary is a pagoda-like temple structure made entirely out of wood. Marriage says the impetus for a burnable COVID-19 memorial was to create a kind of sacred place for people to go to process their emotions. advertisementBased on her previous burnable temple collaboration with Best, Marriage says the experience is likely to be a combination of emotions.
Meet a crypto creator who’s playing to win
       
The company behind Axie, Sky Mavis, had raised $1.5 million in seed funding two years prior and was effectively unknown in the United States. On April 27, 2021, he posted his first Axie video on YouTube, titled, “How to Win: Axie Infinity Arena! First, Sky Mavis lost control of Axie‘s in-game “tokenomics,” sending prices for SLP and governance token AXS into free-fall. “I want to be at the forefront of NFT gaming as a whole, not just Axie Infinity,” Johnson says. Marrying the metaverse In his early days with Axie, Johnson could hardly contain his enthusiasm.
Computer scientists explain why Musk’s obsession with Twitter bots misses the point
       
Common terms such as “fake accounts,” “spam accounts,” and “bots” are used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. advertisementadvertisementHard to count Even when a consensus is reached on a definition, there are still technical challenges to estimating prevalence. But even Twitter acknowledges that the actual number of inauthentic accounts could be higher than it has estimated because detection is challenging. Recent evidence suggests that inauthentic accounts might not be the only culprits responsible for the spread of misinformation, hate speech, polarization, and radicalization. Even if it were possible to precisely estimate the prevalence of inauthentic accounts, this would do little to solve these problems.
Hybrid work can backfire if you don’t have strategies for these 4 obstacles
       
In theory, hybrid work is a wonderful idea for three reasons. Anyone interested in making hybrid work really work will benefit from understanding the likely obstacles. Any hybrid work policy that is reluctantly implemented will co-exist with a preference for old ways of working, at times unspoken. The point of hybrid work should be to improve work-life balance, not widen the gap between those who have responsibilities outside of work, and those who don’t. Making hybrid work really work is harder than people assume, and nobody has the secret formula for implementing a perfect policy.
Gen Z doesn’t want to go back to the office without these 3 things
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