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    Protester holds a placard saying, ''All power to the workers'' during the rally.Photo by Karla Cot Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters. A new report, published on Friday, finds that “more than two out of three workers who have been discharged received no reason or an unfair reason for the termination” this year. In a survey of workers, the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that 69 percent of respondents told them they had been let go for “no reason or for an unfair reason.” Only “one out of every three terminated employees received severance,” according to the report. Many workers told NELP they stayed at positions where they were faced with poor—or even illegal—working conditions and did not speak up for fear of losing their jobs. The report highlights a long-held problem for workers: The lack of “just cause” employment protections. Just cause protections would prohibit employers from firing workers without an explanation, prior warning, or due process. The protections look to counter the standard “at-will” employment system...
    "A Confession: I gotta have coffee a few times a day, but it has to be good coffee, made my way, and WHY NOT have my needs serve a good cause???" Hanks said in an Instagram post. "Pour yourself a cup o’H*A*N*X. Its good coffee." See on Instagram
    After a short time away, the eighth annual D.C. Funk Parade returned in person Saturday, bringing the funk back to U Street. The Funk Parade and concert series featured several stages, along with stops at the African American Civil War Memorial and the Reeves Center. More DC News More Entertainment News More Music News Various genres from funk, hip-hop and R&B were represented, and at least three performers walked away with $200 gift cards. For advocates like David Oliver, the parade’s host, and The MusicianShip, a youth development organization that manages the event, one of the goals is to help U Street become what it once was. The Funk Parade and concert series featured several stages all over U Street, along with stops at the African American Civil War Memorial and the Reeves Center. (WTOP/Anna-Lysa Gayle) The pandemic “ravished” the District’s music scene, Oliver said, so the Funk Parade gave “artists who perform on U Street and all bus [stops] and who perform a chance to really be seen.” Happening now: #DCfunkParade pic.twitter.com/iDUGOYbENk — Anna-Lysa Gayle (@AnnaLysaGayle) August...
    PHOENIXVILLE, Pa.(CBS) – It’s a Summerfest Friday and CBS3 is on the move to Phoenixville in Chester County. You’ll find many unique restaurants, cafes and retail shops in town. Phoenixville is known for its small businesses in town. READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms Expected Friday Evening As Heat Advisory Impacts RegionOne local couple decided to open their own brick and mortar after selling bags of freshly roasted coffee from their home during the pandemic and it’s a twist on your typical coffee shop. At Sweet Brew Café on Bridge Street, coffee is on the menu. “Hot coffee, ice coffee, cold brew, fun lattes, the dunkaroo-inspired iced latte,” Jamie Weiss, the co-owner of Sweet Brew Café, said. But there’s more brewing at the café than just your morning cup of Joe. For breakfast, it’s building your own bagel. “The bagel part came about because Phoenixville really needed a bagel spot. A lot of residents really wanted a place to get a good bagel.,” Michael Weiss, the co-owner of Sweet Brew Café, said. It starts with an authentic New York...
    Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed John Harris, founder of the Tennessee Firearms Association, in-studio to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s decision to throw out a century-old law that would restrict gun ownership and require special licensing. Leahy: We are joined in-studio by the original star panelist, Crom Carmichael, and by our good friend, co-author of the Guide to the Constitution Bill of Rights for Secondary School Students, along with me. You and I and Claudia Henneberry wrote that. Harris: Several of us. Leahy: And by the way, it is the textbook used in the National Constitution Bee. We’re going to have another National Constitution Bee in October in Brentwood. This will be our 6th annual. And we’ve got some kids that have won those Constitution Bees that have done great things. One of them, Cooper Moran, actually writes for The Tennessee Star now, and is about to become a first-year...
    Step out in style with ABC7-inspired merchandise, and support a good cause!ABC7 will donate 100% of its proceeds from Snow Commerce's sale of the items featured at our apparel shop to support various charities and non-profit organizations in our five-county viewing area.Right now in the ABC7 SHOP FEED SOCAL: Millions depend on local food banks, especially right now. ABC7 has partnered with local muralists to design t-shirts supporting our annual Feed SoCal food drive, raising much needed funds for regional food banks.Click here to check out exclusive Feed SoCal-inspired designs by Cloe Hakakian, Eric Michael, Davia King, EZRA L.A., ZLA, Dezmundo, Menace Two & Resa Piece, Corie Mattie, Jeremy Novy, kar_part and Ruben Rojas. ABC7 PRIDE COLLECTION: Celebrate Pride Month all year long with our ABC7 Pride t-shirt, tank top and fanny pack! Sales of the ABC7 Pride Collection will help raise funds for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and APLA Health. Click here to check out the designs. SPARK OF LOVE: You can help send SoCal kids some holiday joy! ABC7 has partnered with local muralists to...
    Whether you're on the receiving end of it or the one responsible, snoring is the cause of bad sleep, exhaustion the next day and arguments with your partner who is also feeling irritable and bleary-eyed after a disturbed night.  Snoring such an inconvenient ailment that a deep dive on the internet will reveal countless weird and wonderful cures, but there's so much misinformation about what can either alleviate or make your snoring worse. In fact, some of the science-approved solutions are not what you'd expect.    A new study has found that sleep apnoea, of which snoring is a symptom, is more common in post-menopausal women because they have lower levels of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone.  The same study raised hope that Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) could reduce snoring. Here, FEMAIL reveals five surprising true facts about snoring cures, and debunks four myths.   Experts have revealed the snoring solutions that really work, and some of them might surprise you - from singing to tongue exercises FACTS   1. HRT CAN REDUCE SNORING Snoring affects women just as it does men,...
    California dropped its “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance days after the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry. Breitbart News reported that SCOTUS’s June 23, 2022, ruling in NYSRPA v. Bruen struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance. On June 24 New Jersey responded to the ruling by ending its “justifiable need” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance. New Jersey acting Attorney General Matt Platkin released a directive which said, in part: “In reviewing an individual’s application for a permit to carry, the applicable law enforcement agency shall continue to ensure that the applicant satisfies all of the criteria of N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4d and N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4, except that the applicant need not submit a written certification of justifiable need to carry a handgun.” Also on Friday, the office of California Attorney General Rob Bonta released a Legal Alert to “All California District Attorneys, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, County Counsels, and City Attorneys,” which said: Although Bruen concerns a New York law, the Bruen majority specifically identifies California as one of six States that has...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A man illegally scaled the Salesforce Tower skyscraper in San Francisco earlier this week, but this time it's happening legally.About 70 people, including the 49ers mascot Sourdough Sam, are rappelling down the side of the Hilton Hotel on O'Farrell Street to raise money for Outward Bound.You won't be able to see them from the sidewalk - this is an internal wall that lands in a courtyard, so they only have to rappel 25 floors instead of all 46. They also needed this particular wall since it doesn't have windows.An Outward Bound employee was the first to go down. His slow and steady descent raised $2,500 for the organization.SKY7 is over the scene now. You can watch live in the video player above. Hanging outside a skyscraper - but this time it’s legal! About 70 people will rappel down the side of The Hilton in San Francisco to raise money for Outward Bound today, including Sourdough Sam of the 49ers. pic.twitter.com/ueYIwpARra— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) May 5, 2022 If you're on the ABC7 News app, click here...
    Share this: This afternoon dozens of small property owners, contractors, and brokers gathered near Grand Central Station to hold a rally and protest against the proposed Good Cause Eviction legislation in the State Legislature. The working-class immigrants are concerned the bill would deter the development of housing and ultimately exacerbate the supply problems plaguing New York City.   New York City has failed to build enough housing to support the massively growing demand due to increasing job growth. According to recent reports, there is a shortage of more than 600,000 units of affordable housing in New York. This has led to skyrocketing rents on vacant apartments and huge increases for some tenants on lease renewals.  “These bidding wars are because there is not enough supply in the market. Good Cause eviction will just make that problem worse because it will drive down supply,” said Sam Rubin, a broker from EXR. “If supply gets worse it will be even harder for low-income New Yorkers to find apartments, unless they have a perfect credit score and a lot of money in the bank.” 
    Blac Chyna's bid to force the E! network to reveal how much it earned in profits from her short-lived reality show, Rob & Chyna, has been tossed out by a judge, DailyMail.com can reveal.  The Los Angeles judge presiding over the the 33 year-old's lawsuit against the Kardashian clan has quashed her request to subpoena the network to open up its books on the spin-off series during its seven-episode run in 2016. Chyna's attorney, Lynne Ciani, had argued that details surrounding the profits E! reaped from the series is vital to her claim for damages against the billionaire family. But E! attorney Rochelle Wilcox filed an opposing motion, telling Judge Gregory Alarcon Monday that such information is a 'privileged trade secret' that should not be disclosed in public. Judge Alarcon granted the network's motion Tuesday in a written ruling after 'finding that plaintiff (Chyna) has failed to show good cause to seek trade secrets.' Chyna, who shares a daughter with Rob Kardashian, 35, is suing the Kardashian family for $108million, accusing them of defamation and 'intentional interference with contract' that...
    Saeed Ashrafzadeh and Elise Letavish, owners of Ashling Kitchen and Bar in Crofton, hold up their Cuisine for the Brave shirts, part of their efforts with the American Cancer Society helping Ukrainians undergoing cancer treatment. (WTOP/John Domen) The pandemic was hard enough for Elise Letavish and her husband, Saeed Ashrafzadeh, who together own Ashling Kitchen and Bar in Crofton, Maryland. They had opened their restaurant less than a year before COVID-19 shut everything down, providing easy access to a commercial kitchen that helps their catering business, which derives a lot of business with concert halls around the D.C. region. More Maryland News More Anne Arundel County News With their business in danger of dying, Letavish was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer — which meant she was in danger of dying, too. But now, a year-and-a-half later, things are looking up for the Crofton couple, both in terms of business and in health. Inspired by the support they got through the pandemic, and startled by what’s happening in Ukraine, the two wanted to figure out how they could...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After a three-year hiatus, the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K is making its return this weekend. The 5K, which raises money for a good cause, will be held on Sunday. READ MORE: Mayor Scott Steers $100 Million Toward Baltimore's Vacant House ProblemOne of the organizations benefiting from the weekend fundraiser is Beans and Bread, one of 22 non-profits supported by St. Vincent De Paul. READ MORE: 8 Injured, 5 Critically, After Vehicle Veers Onto D.C. Sidewalk“The proceeds that we get as a beneficiary to the race really helps us with our programs, particularly Beans and Bread, and our other shelter programs and housing programs in the city and county,” Mary Helfrich, chief advancement officer for St. Vincent De Paul, told WJZ. MORE NEWS: Trio Charged In Murder Of Man Found Dead In Southwest Baltimore, Police SayBeans and Bread serves 3,000 people in need every month, providing them with breakfast and lunch six days a week. The organization also helps people find housing, pay rent and with job placement.
    LE SUEUR COUNTY, Minn. (WCCO) — Smoke rose from a gaping hole in the ground in rural Lexington Township, near Le Center in Le Sueur County. It was all that was left of a home that exploded Friday night. The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office said crews arrived around 11:30 p.m. to a collapsed home on fire. They said the homeowners were gone and a woman was housesitting, caring for the dogs. Her body was found in the basement. Friends identify her as 20-year-old Kailey Mach. They say she went to Tri-City Union High School in Montgomery and was attending Augsburg University, where she hoped to study elementary education. Friends identify Kailey Mach as the the 20-year-old woman killed in a home explosion last night in Le Center. They say she went to Augsburg University & wanted to study elementary education. “Someone who saw the good in everyone.” Latest @WCCO 5:30pmhttps://t.co/SAM9fthA4V pic.twitter.com/Q2KJZaxdor — Kirsten Mitchell (@Kirsten_TV) February 27, 2022 “She always talked about how she was going to change the world by teaching the next generation,” her...
    ALBANY, New York (WABC) -- Housing advocates rallied in the Bronx on Wednesday to demand state officials to pass legislation that could protect vulnerable renters.New York City Comptroller Brad Lander was joined by Council Member Pierina Sanchez and members of the Legal Aid Society to show support for "Good Cause" eviction legislation.Tenants in unregulated units would be provided with basic protections to prevent unwarranted evictions or rent hikes.For example, the legislation would prevent renters from being pushed out after large rent hikes.Advocates say enacting "good cause" also supports renters who have health issues or other physical limitations that make it very difficult to relocate."My husband had two strokes I was in the hospital when we got the eviction notice," said one tenant at the rally. "And they won't tell us why. We just want to stay there and finish whatever time we got left."ALSO READ | Gas prices expected to continue to rise due to uncertainty with Russia-UkraineEMBED More News Videos If you've gotten behind a wheel lately there's no doubt you've felt a ting of pain at the gas...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The pandemic deals that lured so many short-term renters back into New York City are coming to an end. Now as CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reports, even long-term renters who never left are facing unheard of spikes. READ MORE: Upset New Yorkers Fume As Con Edison Bills SkyrocketHusband and wife, David Salsbery Fry and Claudia Friedlander, are musicians. He’s an opera singer, and she’s a voice coach. They’ve lived on West End Avenue near Lincoln Center for 15 years. That is, until the opened a rent renewal offer on New Year’s Day. “They planned on raising our rent 74%,” Salsbery Fry said. Their building was rent stabilized for two decades, until it was destabilized several years ago, meaning it could now go for market price. By law, market price buildings must give tenants written notice if rent is going up more than 5%. As this couple learned, there is no cap. “If you live in an apartment that is not rent stabilized or controlled, there is still no limit on how much your landlord can increase your...
    Step out in style with ABC7-branded merchandise, and support a good cause!ABC7 will donate 100% of its proceeds from Snow Commerce's sale of the items featured at our apparel shop to support various charities and non-profit organizations in our five-county viewing area.Right now in the ABC7 SHOP FEED SOCAL: Millions depend on local food banks, especially right now. ABC7 has partnered with local muralists to design t-shirts supporting our 10th annual Feed SoCal food drive, raising much needed funds for regional food banks.Click here to check out exclusive Feed SoCal designs by EZRA L.A., ZLA, Dezmundo, Menace Two & Resa Piece, Corie Mattie, Jeremy Novy, kar_part and Ruben Rojas. ABC7 PRIDE COLLECTION: Celebrate Pride Month all year long with our ABC7 Pride t-shirt, tank top and fanny pack! Sales of the ABC7 Pride Collection will help raise funds for AIDS Walk Los Angeles and APLA Health. Click here to check out the designs. SPARK OF LOVE: You can help send SoCal kids some holiday joy! ABC7 has partnered with local muralists to design t-shirts to support support...
    A version of this piece first appeared on Common Sense  Universities are supposed to be bastions of critical thinking, reason and logic.  But the Covid policies they have adopted — policies that have derailed two years of students' education and threaten to upend the upcoming spring semester — have exposed them as nonsensical, anti-scientific and often downright cruel. Some of America's most prestigious universities are leading the charge. At Georgetown University, fully vaccinated students are randomly tested for Covid every week. Using a PCR test, which can detect tiny amounts of dead virus, asymptomatic students who test positive are ordered to a room in a designated building where they spend 10 days in confinement. Food is dropped off once a day at the door. I spoke to several students who were holed up. One of them told me she would sometimes call a friend to come and wave at her through the window, just to see a human face. Another told me that the experience in quarantine 'totally changed' her feelings about the school.  'Everyone's just fed up at this point,'...
    MUM-of-22 Sue Radford has shown off her car full of toys that she is donating to less fortunate kids this Christmas. But proving that ‘no good deed goes unpunished’, Sue, who is mum to Britain’s biggest family, admitted she will probably get trolled for the generous cause. 5Sue Radford, who is mum of Britain's biggest family, showed off the toys she is donating this yearCredit: INSTAGRAM/@THERADFORDFAMILY 5Sue said she would be trolled for the good cause, but would also be criticised if she didn't donate Sue, 46, from Lancashire, added the caption: “Damned if I do and damned if I don’t post things like this but hey ho. “I am posting this to let people know tomorrow is the last day to drop toys off at the Salvation Army, so many children will be so happy for the toys that are gifted for Christmas.  “If you can donate please do let’s put a smile on those children’s faces this Christmas.” Many people defended her kind gesture on Instagram. One said: “People slate them for posting about the things they do...
    PETALUMA, Calif. (KGO) -- For the past 20 years, Heather Campbell has been hard at work each holiday season, transforming her home into a Christmas wonderland."It's gotten bigger and bigger and bigger," Campbell said.This year, Campbell estimates she's put up about 100,000 lights.It's a family tradition that started with a simple request from her son.RELATED: How the biggest, brightest Christmas trees in the US look for the 2021 holiday season"My oldest son came up to his dad and said, 'daddy, why don't we have any Christmas lights?' My husband went to Kmart and, you know, put up a couple of strings of lights. And I'm like, 'oh no, we can do way better than that,'" Campbell said.And better she did.Over the years, the Campbells' home has become a favorite stopping point for families all around Petaluma.Something, many say, helps put them in the holiday mood."It's really cool. I've been here almost every year they've been doing this," said nine-year-old Simon Goldstein.VIDEO: Widmer World Christmas display returns to PleasantonEMBED More News Videos The Widmer World Christmas display in Pleasanton is back...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of runners took over the runway at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport on Saturday morning for a good cause. They participated in the annual 5k run to raise money for the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation. The event was held virtually last year due to the COVID pandemic. Organizers said the foundation serves Broward and Palm Beach counties, and uses the funds to provide a variety of free services throughout the community, including child bereavement camps, music and pet therapy, and grief counseling sessions among many other services.
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- For the second year in a row, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will be able to host a raffle for a luxury sports car.Last year the Foundation raised vital funds to complete three sensory rooms, an Occupational Therapy gym and an additional classroom from a successful raffle of a Corvette Stingray courtesy of Chevy of Naperville. This year, thanks to Lexus of Naperville, supporters of Turning Pointe will have the chance to win a 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible.Restrictions due to COVID are still presenting challenges for families who depend on Turning Pointe to help care for loved ones affected by autism.Illinois residents can now secure a 1 in 2,500 chance to win the car by purchasing a $100 ticket, which will be drawn on Dec. 3, 2021 at Lexus of Naperville.RELATED: After classmates made fun of teen's afro, IN teacher cut his hair without permission, mother saysOver the last year and a half, Turning Pointe has reinvented their education curriculum, offering new services including educational- and sensory-related care packages, outdoor activities and telehealth to ensure meaningful...
    WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Halloween candy collected this weekend can go toward a good cause. Every year, the Westfield Pediatric Dental Group in New Jersey holds a candy buyback. Kids drop off some of their haul and get a prize for giving back. “To give to the troops, to bring over for them and to hand out to kids in other countries,” said Dr. Timothy McCabe, with Westfield Pediatric Dental Group. “We also donate to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry down the street from us.” The collection starts Monday, Nov. 1, and runs through Friday, Nov. 5.
    More On: breast cancer Olivia Newton-John gives health update amid stage 4 breast cancer battle Shannen Doherty shares ‘truthful’ photos of breast cancer battle Shannen Doherty gives cancer update: I’m ‘fighting to stay alive’ Jon Gosselin: Colleen Conrad and I broke up before her cancer battle Throughout October, A-listers have been sharing stripped-down selfies in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The social media campaign comes on the heels of Kit Undergarments’ similarly star-studded initiative last year, which saw celebrities like Lisa Rinna and Selma Blair posing in pink underwear to spread awareness and raise research funds. This time around, the brand teamed up with ThirdLove on a special “Kits to Kick Cancer” collection. During the month of October, the underwear labels are donating $10 to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) every time someone posts a photo in their ThirdLove x Kit underwear using #KitsToKickCancer and tagging @thirdlove and @kitundergarments. The WCRF, part of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, supports research, education and outreach aimed at developing more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of women’s cancers. With Kit Undergarments’...
    Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- A third juror was dismissed in Elizabeth Holmes' criminal trial on Friday for what the judge said was "good cause." That leaves only two alternates in a trial that's expected to last until December. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Davila told prosecutors and defense attorneys for Holmes that he received an email from juror No. 5 on Friday morning. The judge, along with Jeffrey Schenk, an assistant U.S. attorney, and Kevin Downey, a defense attorney for Holmes, spoke with the juror in chamber. "The court had found good cause to excuse a juror," Davila told the courtroom upon his return. There was no explanation given for excusing the female juror. An alternate juror was selected to join the main bench. The impaneled jury deciding the fate of Holmes consists of eight men and four women. "The juror raised the issue on their own, so they began to believe their...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Molly Herron is a social worker by day and a master baker at night. “Baking is absolutely a passion of mine,” she told CBS 2’s Jim Williams. READ MORE: Chicago Restaurant Owners Ask President Joe Biden To Add $60 Billion To Depleted Restaurant Revitalization FundWhile one wouldn’t know it by looking at her ease in the kitchen, or by looking at her delectable creations, but Herron says baking a good pie is far from easy. “It’s really complicated, and chemistry is really part of pie,” she said. “Easy as pie is a misnomer. Pies are hard.” That hard work pays off for her family and for a charity that feeds many others. Julie Vassilatos is founder of the South Side Pie Challenge. For 10 years now, bakers like Molly Herron have put their skills to the test to raise money for the Hyde Park-Kenwood Hunger Programs. “I think most people aren’t aware how big a problem food insecurity is,” said Vassilatos. In Chicago, it affects one in five children. “With the pandemic this problem came much closer...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands will lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement Saturday morning for a good cause.It's the 16th annual Race to Wrigley 5K, benefiting Cubs Charities.That money will go toward helping cancer patients at Advocate Children's Hospital, and runners get to support the cause by running right into the ballpark.RELATED: Life Time Chicago Triathlon returns in-person after 2020 virtual eventThe Race to Wrigley 5K steps off at 8 a.m., taking runners through Lakeview and then into the friendly confines, even onto the warning track, before a photo finish near the marquee.It's the 16th annual event, which organizers said benefits Cubs Charities with a goal of supporting families through sport.
    ARE you a person that is always rushing around in the mornings and jumps in and out of the shower for a matter of seconds? Well, if you shower for less than five minutes a time, you might want to have a re-think. 2Experts warn against showering for less than five minutesCredit: Getty With data revealing that many of us don’t shower daily and a whopping 5.4k monthly searches for ‘how often should you shower', UK adults seem to be unsure about how often we should be showering and for how long. So to answer your questions, Sanctuary Bathrooms have partnered with health professionals to shed some light on our showering habits. You may want to take notes… Abbas Kanani, pharmacist at Chemist Click, said: “In regards to how long to shower for, around 8-10 minutes is usually enough time to hydrate your skin and cleanse. “Showering for too long (especially in a hot shower) can strip your skin of its natural oils, causing it to become dry. “To lock in moisture after a shower, use an aqueous based cream...
    LINCOLN SQUARE — Neighbors can get a portrait of their pet during a National Dog Day fundraiser at Winnemac Park to raise money for pet owners in need. Professional photographer Jenny May Stringer will snap pet and pet-parent portraits 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Winnemac Park, 5100 N. Leavitt St. The event is being organized by the Friendship Center, which provides food to families — including their pets — in need. “Pet portraits will be free, but we’re asking for a suggested donation of $20 or whatever folks can afford to help fellow pet parents in need,” said Ross Outten, the Friendship Center’s special projects director. “We’ve also created a Facebook fundraiser so people can donate from the comfort of their couch or via their phones.” Folks can sign up for a five-minute photo shoot window by emailing Outten at ross@friendshipcenterchicago.org. Walkups are also welcome and will be accommodated between appointments as time permits. The Friendship Center has its roots in North Park Covenant Church. The food pantry started in the summer of 1969. Over the decades, it’s grown into a nonprofit serving Lincoln Square,...
    The actress started on Instagram with a letter from a young woman in Afghanistan. Angelina Jolie is recognized for being a humanitarian activist. Reaching nearly eight million followers in just four days, Angelina Jolie He opened his Instagram with a message about the situation in Afghanistan. The 46-year-old actress has posted a letter from a young woman in the country, where she explains in the first person the situation that exists there. “When they arrived, we were all scared and we thought our dreams are gone. We believe that our rights have been violated and we cannot leave ”, the manuscript relates. “We all lost our freedom and are incarcerated again.” The actress, recognized for being a humanitarian activist, recently wrote an article in Time where it expresses the impact that the departure of the United States will have on Afghanistan. In the post he made on his new account, where he raises millions of followers, he expressed that it will be through his profile where he will make public the voices of those who fight for their basic...
    (CNN)Chip Gaines is chopping his locks for charity. The HGTV star and face of the Magnolia Network said on Instagram that he's taken note of the comments on his currently long hair and has agreed to get it cut -- if people donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital. TV OT: Who are TVs ultimate design duos? A (not) definitive dissection. Plus, The Walking Dead returns"WOW.. turns out some of y'all really don't like my hair! But I can take it because I've been growing it out for a good reason," he wrote. "I'm going to cut my hair, and I'm asking you to cut a check—and let's see if we can raise a boatload of money for the kids at @stjude."St. Jude has launched a page for donations. Gaines added that he'll be donating his hair to the nonprofit Children With Hair Loss. The campaign runs until Friday.
    FULTON MARKET — Ready? Set. Bake! Some of the city’s top pastry chefs will compete at Flower & Flour: Pastry Bake-off 11 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Ace Hotel, 311 N. Morgan St. The event is hosted by Ace Hotel’s pastry chef Felicia Mayden and HBO’s Full Bloom host and Asrai Garden owner Elizabeth Cronin. Tickets can be purchased here. Kids 3 and under can enter for free. Tickets for children ages 4-12 are $3; 13 and over are $10. Mayden, Faith Taheny of Sugargoat, Mai Giffard of Bang Bang Pie and Kelly Dull of Kasama will create floral-inspired desserts for the chance to win a donation towards their favorite nonprofit organization.  Other chefs include Val Taylor of Loba; Ashley Johnson of Petal & Moon Pastry; Danielle Marelli of Coda di Volpe, Ashley Robinson of Dusek’s; Nicole Guini of Adalina; and Danielle Snow of Prequel Cafe. Guests will sample bite-sized portions of every chef’s pastries and vote for the winner. All ticket proceeds will be split between two nonprofit organizations selected by the winning chef and Cronin. Learn more about the bake-off here.  Subscribe to Block Club Chicago, an...
    Just as Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber know how to look fresh on a normal day, when it comes to dress code they are not far behind. Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Baldwin have set the bar for couples’ public appearances in the entertainment industry, as after showing off at Justin’s West Hollywood art gallery auction opening, it will be difficult Let another celebrity couple surpass your glamor level. As much as Justin wears baggy outfits in which he is usually seen with sweatshirts, pants and sneakers, this time he went through an extreme makeover to be up to the task and wear a Saint Laurent tuxedo that made him look like a real gentleman while he was holding the waist of his beloved Hailey. In keeping with her versatility and mastery of fashion, the model was not far behind and chose an Alessandra Rich dress with a sweetheart neckline, shoulder pads and long sleeves, made of velvet with see-throughs at the height of the legs. This superb choice was paired with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. and...
    We’re all still adjusting to the new world of college athletes being able to make money off their name, image and likeness. The recent development is something we’ve never seen before, and the adjustment period will take some time. Some fans are still bothered that college sports are no longer amateur, but some of these paid athletes are now using their new wealth as a way to give back. That’s why Casey Thompson’s story is so heartwarming. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The projected starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns has recently signed up for Cameo, which allows people to get personalized video messages from a celebrity or athlete for a fee. Those fees can range, but Thompson is currently charging $50 per video. But he isn’t looking to pocket any of that money for himself. Instead, he’s planning to donate all proceeds to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that was designed to fight and end childhood hunger. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty cool. BYU STUDENT-ATHLETES UNABLE TO PARTNER WITH SEVERAL...
    MOST people joke that being stressed gives you grey hair - but experts have now proven this theory, with the good news being that it can be reversed. Experts said that hair colour can be restored once stress is eliminated from a person's life. 1Stress has long been associated with new grey hairs springing upCredit: Getty Researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons measured subtle variations of colour and pigmentation. They took samples from 14 volunteers and looked at them through a high resolution scanner. These samples were then compared to stress diaries, in which each participant was asked to review and rate their stress each week. The study's senior author Martin Picard, associate professor of behavioural medicine said striking associations between stress and hair greying were revealed. In some cases, there had been a reversal of greying with the lifting of stress, he said. He added: "There was one individual who went on vacation, and five hairs on that person's head reverted back to dark during the vacation, synchronised in time." Picard explained that human ageing can be...
    Jaden Smith to be honored by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability What is lifestyle creep & why should you avoid it? UEFA stopped the investigation into the German Football Association and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer for the player's wearing of a rainbow captain's armband during matches at Euro 2020 this month, the German FA announced.  UEFA wrote in a letter it determined the armband to be a team symbol for diversity and therefore was for a "good cause."  UEFA have today shared with the DFB that they have stopped the review of the rainbow captain's armband worn by @Manuel_Neuer. In a letter, the armband has been assessed as a team symbol for diversity and thus for a 'good cause.' #EURO2020 #GER pic.twitter.com/HFiAAQ6F5D— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) June 20, 2021 The Athletic's Adam Crafton and other outlets reported the investigation on Sunday following the country's 4-2 win against Portugal in European Championship group play.  Neuer has worn the armband in support of the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. He donned it during matches against France and Portugal as well as a...
    Getty Jermar Jefferson celebrates a touchdown. It can take time for a rookie to get acclimated into his new community, but one member of the Detroit Lions has wasted no time getting into the mix to give back. Jermar Jefferson has only been with the Lions for a month, but already, he is attempting to pay it back to the city of Detroit in a big way. Jefferson already has a new line of clothing out featuring his “munchie” nickname, and now, fans can help Jefferson in pairing with the Pure Heart Foundation while getting a cool item. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! Here’s a look, as well as a quote from Jefferson: "Detroit is my new home and I want to do everything I can to make a difference. When I heard about the important work that Pure Heart was doing in the community, I was truly blown away. It’s an honor to work with such an incredible organization. This is...
    The recent surge in anti-Asian hate gave rise to the concept of "boba liberalism." The concept is rooted in the critique of shallow political ideals in the AAPI community. Some Asian Americans told Insider that such superficial activism could be harmful to the AAPI community, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When looking for a sweet treat that incorporates both solids and a liquid, chances are that you've come across the Asian delicacy of boba tea. Originating from Taiwan in the 1940s, the customizable beverage can be modified to your liking with a variety of drinks and toppings, but traditionally is served with a milk tea, tapioca pearls (boba), and sugar to taste. Over the years, the dessert's popularity grew around the world — including Western countries — as it made its way from more specialized shops to fast-food menus. Thanks to global addiction, the market for bubble tea is expected to grow to more than $4 billion by 2027, according to a study released in April 2020. While seemingly...
    HINGHAM (CBS) — It’s a galactic giveaway for a good cause. Tuesday, May 4th is “Star Wars Day” and to celebrate, a local appliance store is raffling off a “Star Wars”-themed fridge. George Washington Toma is selling 200 raffle tickets for $100 each. The winner gets the fridge and the proceeds will go to The Arc Of The South Shore, which helps families and those with disabilities. READ MORE: Massachusetts Tops List Of The Best States For Working Moms, Study Says The store says the French door fridge, featuring Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8, retails for more than $3,000. Free delivery will be provided in the Boston and Plymouth area. READ MORE: May The 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day Gets Tribute In MassDOT Highway Signs The Star Wars fridge being raffled off (Photo credit: The Arc) Click here to buy a raffle ticket online. MORE NEWS: An Unimaginable Loss, Death Of Hopkinton Teen Mikayla Miller Under Investigation  
    Leading science professors have answered the most common questions people have about their health and diets. Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, who has degrees in medicine and biomedical engineering, and Claire Collins, Laureate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, teamed up to reveal whether milk really causes acne and if fasting helps with weight loss on the Triple J Science with Dr Karl podcast. They explained how you can help to make your skin glow by eating bright-coloured vegetables, and why intermittent fasting is just one of the ways you can lose weight. Leading science professors Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (pictured) and Claire Collins have answered the most common questions people have about their health and diets RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'It's not my problem': Young co-worker is labelled 'selfish'... Nutritionist shares her 'lazy' recipe for stuffed sweet... In a remote pocket of the Outback lies a luxury rustic... A croissant like you've never seen it before: Incredible... Share this article Share 'Drinking milk leads to...
    Dave Grohl had just led Foo Fighters through a pummeling rendition of “My Hero” when he looked out at the thousands of people — real, live people standing right there in front of him — who’d been singing along at the top of their lungs. “Dude,” he said, grinning as he relished the moment. “I remember this.” More than a year after COVID-19 essentially shut down the live-music business, Foo Fighters and a host of other acts stepped carefully but excitedly into the post-pandemic future Sunday night at Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, where the international aid group Global Citizen presented “Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.” Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times) The grandly titled production, which also featured performances by Jennifer Lopez, J Balvin and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and live appearances by Prince Harry, Selena Gomez, David Letterman and Sean Penn, was meant to encourage people to get vaccinated and to urge leaders of rich countries to share resources with those in need; an edited version...
    More On: rent control Teacher pays just $1,300 a month for unreal ‘Monica Geller’ apartment in NYC This is NYC’s best chance to end rent control and win a normal housing market NYC’s rent-stabilized owners need tax relief De Blasio orders rent freeze for NYC’s regulated apartments amid coronavirus Not content with jacking up taxes massively and dangerously mushrooming the state budget, legislators are now looking to inflict yet more pain, by sneaking through a “universal rent control” bill that would clobber the housing market. This, even though rents in New York City have plunged to decade-long lows. The legislation, now in committee in both the Assembly and the Senate, is misleadingly labeled “Good Cause Eviction,” when it would essentially force landlords statewide to accept tenants for life — with a cap on yearly rent increases. That’s right: No building owner could ever evict a tenant or deny him or her a lease renewal, except under narrow circumstances. If landlords tried to raise rent beyond 3 percent, or 150 percent of the region’s Consumer Price Index, that would —...
    CORONA, Calif. (KABC) -- Since 2008, the Survivor Strut fashion show has helped raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). The fundraiser is the brainchild of three time non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor Dianne Callahan."I wanted to do something to raise money but also raise spirits and make it a celebration of the fact that we are still here we still alive," said Callahan.She credits LLS with helping to save her life, thanks to the funding the organization provided to researchers."I am so grateful and blessed to be a three time cancer survivor and I owe my life," said Callahan. "So, it is all about making sure that they have the money they need to fund the research that will help other people survive as well."In the past, the well-heeled fashion show has been held in front of a live audience. But last year, COVID-19 canceled the show. This year, Callahan came up with the idea to host it virtually, thanks to the Tommy Day Jr. Foundation and Day Family Classic Cars Museum in Corona.The fashion show will feature 20...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Some members of the Aurora Police Department, including Chief Vanessa Wilson, drummed up their courage for a good cause. They took a dip in the Aurora reservoir on Saturday for the 2021 Special Olympics Polar Plunge.   READ MORE: COVID In Denver: School District & Denver Health Host First Of Several Mass Vaccination Events For Students Today APD Members and @APDChiefWilson were #FreezinForAReason but together they stayed warm ❤️ Great job to all who supported the @SpecOlympicsCO and our polar plungers ???? pic.twitter.com/mbOjNNsEAL — Aurora Police Dept ???????? (@AuroraPD) April 17, 2021 READ MORE: Multiple Agencies Respond To Deadly Shooting Involving Police Officers In Weld County The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office took the opportunity to show their support as well at the reservoir. Just as participants lined up, flurries started falling across the area. That didn’t stop them from jumping in. “It was an awesome time… totally polar plunging in the snow. 30 degrees. Aurora reservoir. Colorado Special Olympics. It was a great time,” said Sheriff Tony Spurlock. MORE NEWS: What Should You Do If A...
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    The very mention of Fyre Festival, the nationally-mocked disaster dreamed up by Billy McFarland, will conjure up a few images. Of course, there are the key figures entangled in the scandal, including Ja Rule and Andy King, who seemed willing to do anything to secure water for the stranded festival-goers. But nothing sums up the shitshow quite like the viral image of a Styrofoam box with two slices of rancid cheese, two pieces of Wonder Bread, and a soggy side salad, meant to feed hungry attendees who were promised five-star catered meals. Trevor DeHaas took the infamous snapshot of the so-called dinner on April 27, 2017—his first night in The Bahamas for what was meant to be a blowout music festival event boasting the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid partying a mere few feet away from other guests. The tweet spread across the internet like wildfire as the country was torn between mocking the rich twenty-somethings who shelled out thousands of dollars for this epic screw-up and being genuinely concerned for their well-being, as they were, in...
    ISLAMORADA (CBSMiami) – Dozens of undersea “egg-splorers” dove a shallow reef off Islamorada in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Thursday, during an underwater egg hunt that serves as a fundraiser to help Keys’ children in need throughout the year. Offered during the Easter holiday to participating divers, the subsea hide-and-seek event is a favorite of Captain Spencer Slate, operator of Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures. “Cottontail” Slate donned a giant bunny suit and dive gear to hide brightly colored eggs for submerged holiday hunters to find. Real eggs and nontoxic colorings were used to avoid any negative environmental impacts to the Keys coral barrier reef, the only of its kind in the continental U.S.
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