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    In this article AMZNFollow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNTAmazon founder Jeff Bezos arrives for his meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UK diplomatic residence on September 20, 2021 in New York City.Michael M. Santiago | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe Federal Trade Commission late Wednesday rejected Amazon's bid to exclude CEO Andy Jassy and founder Jeff Bezos from testifying in a probe into the retail giant's Prime program. In an order written by Republican Commissioner Christine Wilson and made public on the FTC's website, the agency ruled that Amazon hadn't sufficiently proved that its schedule for the executives' testimony would be unduly burdensome. Still, the agency did allow for more prep time before they give testimony. "Amazon provides no reason why the Commission must accept anything less than all the relevant testimony it can obtain from these two witnesses," the order said. Amazon lodged a complaint in an August filing, claiming that the FTC's demands for information and testimony by top executives were overly broad and burdensome. Amazon even accused FTC staff of harassing Bezos...
    Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has become one of the most successful shows in Amazon Prime Video's history.   The epic fantasy series boasted an audience of over 25 million viewers during its first day of release, according to Deadline. The media outlet also reported that the show's debut has since become the biggest premiere ever for any Amazon Prime Video program. Doing well: Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has become one of the most successful shows in Amazon Prime Video's history Amazon Studios' head, Jennifer Salke, gave a statement to express her enthusiasm about the show's success.  She stated: 'It is somehow fitting that Tolkien's stories – among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre – have led us to this proud moment.' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power showrunner reveals... Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power trailer is epic as... Share this article Share The...
    In this article DASH UBER AMZN Food delivery workers on bicycles travel along a street in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.Debetrius Freeman | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesAmazon on Wednesday agreed to take a stake in Grubhub as part of a deal that will also give members of its Prime subscription program a one-year membership to the food delivery service. The partnership gives Amazon the option to take a 2% stake in Grubhub, the U.S. subsidiary of Just Eat Takeaway.com, the European food giant said. Amazon will be able to increase its total stake to 15% of Grubhub depending on certain performance factors, such as the number of new customers added. News of the deal sent shares of delivery platforms lower. Uber's stock fell more than 3% in pre market trading, and shares of DoorDash plunged as much as 8%. Amazon is sweetening the perks of its Prime program, which counts 200 million-plus members and already includes some food-related benefits such as grocery discounts at Whole Foods. Prime members will now be able to forego delivery fees...
    LOCKEFORD (CBS13) – A Central Valley city will be one of the first to get Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service. Lockeford residents will soon be able to get Amazon packages delivered by drone, the company announced on Monday. READ MORE: Jennifer Hudson Is An EGOT WinnerAmazon will be using the feedback from the community of just over 3,500 residents to help scale the drone program. READ MORE: Woman, 30, Dies After Medical Emergency In Water At Folsom Lake“Lockeford residents will play an important role in defining the future,” Amazon said in a release. The drones will only be able to carry a light payload, so it’s unclear exactly what items will be delivered through this program. Amazon is saying that thousands of everyday items will be available, however. MORE NEWS: Deputy Responding To Silent Alarm In Colfax Saves Life Of Man Who Was OverdosingThe service is expected to begin later in 2022.
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned this week that a new nuclear deal with Iran would enact a “heavy price” on the region and would “damage the ability to deal with the nuclear program.” “The greatest threat against the State of Israel is Iran. As the government, we are responsible for dealing with the Iranian nuclear program and, of course, we are monitoring the Vienna talks,” Bennett said at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting according to a readout from his office. “Our position is well-known and clear: An agreement – according to the apparent terms – will damage the ability to deal with the nuclear program. Whoever thinks that an agreement will increase stability – is mistaken. It will temporarily delay enrichment but all of us in the region will pay a heavy, disproportionate price for it,” he added. “Iran is increasing its aggression and repeatedly using terrorism in the region, as you all have seen. This is how you conduct negotiations, Tehran-style,” Bennett said. Addressing Israel’s policy that it would take military action if necessary, Bennett said, “We are currently closing gaps...
    BEIJING (AP) — Nathan Chen has been building toward this for years. He’s one good free skate away from Olympic gold. After setting a world record with his short program, Chen goes for an Olympic title Wednesday night live in prime time. That could be a big day for the United States, with Chloe Kim also expected to contend for a snowboarding gold medal. Here are some things to watch (all times Eastern): FIGURE SKATING Not only did Chen perform superbly in the short program, his rival, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, was eighth. That made Chen’s path to gold even clearer. Chen, a three-time world champion, finished fifth at the 2018 Olympics but now appears poised to take Hanyu’s crown. “You can never really count out any of these athletes. The competition’s not one program,” Chen said. “Whatever happens in the short program is not indicative of what will happen in the free program.” Both NBC and USA Network plan to air live coverage of the free skate in prime time. The first two groups are at 8:30 p.m. on USA...
    Huddled together with her family in a secret annexe, its entrance hidden behind a bookcase in an Amsterdam warehouse, 15-year-old Anne Frank confided to her diary her anxious hopes for final liberation — for future life. 'Will this year, 1944, bring us victory? We don't know yet,' she wrote after hearing the BBC announce the D-Day landings on their wireless set.  'But where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.' But it wasn't to be. Tragically, 1944 brought only capture and, a year later, death for the young Anne. While the Netherlands' liberation by Allied forces began just the following month, on August 4 the Franks — along with four other Jewish people — were discovered after having successfully hidden from the Gestapo for two years. The investigation found Amsterdam businessman Arnold van den Bergh, pictured, revealed where the teenager was hiding Anne died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in February 1945, days after the death of her sister, Margot. Their mother Edith had died that January — separated from her...
    Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday he is not opposed to a "good" nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, but voiced skepticism that such an outcome would emerge from the current negotiations.  Bennett spoke a day after negotiators from Iran and five world powers resumed talks in Vienna on restoring Tehran’s tattered 2015 nuclear deal. He reiterated that Israel was not bound by any accord, leaving it room to maneuver militarily.  "At the end of the day, of course there can be a good deal," Bennett told Israeli Army Radio. "Is that, at the moment, under the current dynamic, expected to happen? No, because a much harder stance is needed."  ISRAELI HOSPITAL AIMS TO START STUDY OF EFFICACY OF FOURTH COVID-19 SHOT, REPORT SAYS  Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, rear and wearing a face mask, attends during a cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP) Bennett also denied claims by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he had agreed to a policy of "no surprises"...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister met with the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on Monday as part of the first official visit to the United Arab Emirates by an Israeli leader since the establishment of official relations between the two countries last year. Naftali Bennett’s trip this week to the Gulf Arab federation comes against the backdrop of nuclear talks between world powers and regional archrival Iran over its nuclear program. Israel has watched with concern as Iran has pushed a hard line against negotiators meeting in Vienna, at once demanding sanctions relief while accelerating its nuclear program. Bennett’s office said that the prime minister met Monday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates. Israel and the UAE last year signed an deal to normalize relations that was brokered by the Trump administration under the “Abraham Accords,” a series of diplomatic agreements with Arab countries that also included Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco. Israel and the UAE have long shared concerns about Iran’s nuclear...
    I waved at the Israeli prime minister, but he didn't see me. Naftali Bennett's head was bowed, perhaps he was reviewing important diplomatic documents or he was just deep in thought in the back seat, as his heavily guarded motorcade drove past my Fox News live shot position outside of the United Nations on Manhattan's First Avenue. He had just given his maiden speech to the General Assembly, a rite of passage for new world leaders, that for the leader of the only democracy in the Middle East and America's staunchest ally is a crucial opportunity to remind the international community of one thing that it often wishes to excuse, dismiss or ignore. AOC ROASTED FOR SHEDDING ‘CROCODILE TEARS’ AFTER CRYING OVER ISRAEL IRON DOME HOUSE VOTE Iran wants a nuclear bomb. "Iran seeks to dominate the region and seeks to do so under a nuclear umbrella," he declared. "Over the past few years, Iran has made a major leap forward, in its nuclear R&D, in its production capacity, and in its enrichment. Iran's nuclear weapon program is at a...
    Photo by JOHN MINCHILLO/POOL/AFP via Getty Images. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Monday that “all red lines have been crossed” with Iran and its nuclear weapons program. “Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment, and so has our tolerance,” said Bennett in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly as Israeli’s prime minister. “Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning.” Bennett also remarked that “Iran’s great goal is crystal clear to anybody who cares to open their eyes. Iran seeks to dominate the region and seeks to do so under a nuclear umbrella. Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point. All red lines have been crossed. Inspections ignored. All wishful thinking proven false. Iran is currently violating the [International Atomic Energy Agency]’s safeguard agreements and it’s getting away with it.” #UNGA: Israel PM @naftalibennett on Iran’s nuclear program: “All red lines have been crossed… and they’re getting away with it!” pic.twitter.com/rWhOlqQZ5T — Yeshiva World News (@YWN) September 27, 2021 Bennett’s speech comes as talks in Vienna to get the United States to...
    Property markets have been in the throes of historic tumult as governments promote aggressive monetary easing policies, and as some buyers reassess their priorities coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic. Those factors have caused home and rental prices to soar in many regions, fueling the challenge that many Americans face in seeking to move. No dynamic could be more timely for the launch of Cheryl Casone’s new Fox Business Network program, American Dream Home. The Fox-styled home program — which is set to debut on Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. EST — will put a new rendering on the lives of average Americans seeking to purchase new homes, Casone said in an exclusive interview with Mediaite. She emphasized that the program wouldn’t be the typical “tear-down-your-home show,” but would instead focus on the “aspirational dreams” of buyers who had toiled, saved, and faced down challenges on the way to purchasing their dream homes. “I bought my first home when I was 22-years-old, and I taught myself the stock market when I was 22-years-old, so I know these people’s journeys because I...
    In this article AMZN WMT The Walmart+ home screen on a laptop computer in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.Gabby Jones | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWalmart's membership program, Walmart+, is gaining momentum and attracting younger, higher-income shoppers, according to a research note published Tuesday by Deutsche Bank. The subscription service — which launched almost exactly one year ago — has grown to an estimated 32 million U.S. households, according to the equity research firm's monthly surveys of consumers. In the note, retail analyst Krisztina Katai said Walmart+ has hit an "inflection point" after months of slower growth. About 25% of respondents said in June and July that they have Walmart+, Deutsche Bank said. That's up from prior months, where penetration hovered around 19%. In comparison, about 57% of survey respondents said they belong to competing membership program, Amazon Prime, according to the most recent survey. There is significant overlap with the programs: About 86% of current Walmart+ subscribers have Amazon Prime, according to Deutsche Bank's survey. They have similar demographics, too: About 61% of Walmart+ members earn...
    Best Buy has started piloting a $200 membership program meat to rival Amazon Prime and Walmart’s own take on a subscription service. It’s called Best Buy Beta, and while it’s a lot more expensive than a year of Prime ($119), it offers perks that focus on providing services to customers who have a bunch of electronics in their homes. Members will enjoy unlimited Geek Squad tech support on all tech nology they own, whether it was purchased from Best Buy or not. They’re also getting free installation on most products and two-year warranty protection on most of their purchases, including AppleCare on Apple products. Its other perks are free shipping with no minimums, a 60-day extended return window, exclusive member sale pricing, 10 percent off subscription services billed through Best Buy and dedicated concierge support. The membership program, however, doesn’t include subscription to a streaming video platform like Prime Video. At the moment, the program is available at select stores in Iowa, Oklahoma and eastern Pennsylvania. It will expand to more locations across Minnesota, North Carolina and Tennessee in the...
    President Biden suggested western nations develop a plan to rival China’s years-long Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), during a phone conversation with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Friday. "I suggested we should have, essentially, a similar initiative, pulling from the democratic states, helping those communities around the world that, in fact, need help," Biden told reporters before departing for Delaware. Chinese President Xi Jinping launched the BRI program in 2013, creating the world’s largest infrastructure program with multi-trillion dollar plans for international development and investment, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. BIDEN TO UNVEIL MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN IN PITTSBURGH NEXT WEEK The program was originally intended to unite the Asian superpower with neighboring countries, known in China as "One Belt, One Road" in tribute to the Silk Road, but has garnered agreements or investments in 139 countries – accounting for 40 percent of the worlds’ GDP. The majority of countries that have joined the BRI plan are underdeveloped nations that now rely in part on China for development on 5G networks, railways, and power plants. The multi-nation agreement has worried officials in the U.S., along with...
    Viewers have turned away from CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” since namesake host Chris Cuomo’s big brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., went from a darling of the liberal media to a scandal-plagued politician facing calls to resign. “Cuomo Prime Time” averaged 2.2 million viewers from March 20 to June 24, 2020 when the now-embattled governor regularly appeared on his kid brother’s program, often for light-hearted interviews. The show finished 2020 with a yearly average of 1.8 million viewers, making it CNN’s most-watched program. But 2021 has seen Gov. Cuomo’s political standing shaken over multiple scandals, and “Cuomo Prime Time” viewership decline coincided with the governor’s woes. “Cuomo Prime Time” has averaged only 1.6 million viewers since CNN said Gov. Cuomo wouldn’t be covered anymore on the program, a 28-percent drop from the three-month period in 2020 when he was a regular guest. Since CNN banned Chris from covering his brother, “Cuomo Prime Time” is also down 20 percent compared to its 2020 total viewership. “Cuomo Prime Time” finished 2020 with a yearly average of 1.8 million viewers, which was CNN’s most-watched program, although behind 13 other Fox News programs...
    Viewers have turned away from CNN’s "Cuomo Prime Time" since namesake host Chris Cuomo’s big brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., went from a darling of the liberal media to a scandal-plagued politician facing calls to resign. "Cuomo Prime Time" averaged 2.2 million viewers from March 20 to June 24, 2020 when the now-embattled governor regularly appeared on his kid brother’s program, often for light-hearted interviews. The show finished 2020 with a yearly average of 1.8 million viewers, making it CNN’s most-watched program. But 2021 has seen Gov. Cuomo's political standing shaken over multiple scandals, and "Cuomo Prime Time" viewership decline coincided with the governor’s woes. "Cuomo Prime Time" has averaged only 1.6 million viewers since CNN said Gov. Cuomo wouldn’t be covered anymore on the program, a 28-percent drop from the three-month period in 2020 when he was a regular guest. Since CNN banned Chris from covering his brother, "Cuomo Prime Time" is also down 20 percent compared to its 2020 total viewership. CUOMO BROTHERS CONTINUE TO EMBARRASS CNN AS NETWORK’S MOST-WATCHED HOST CAN’T COVER GOVERNOR’S SCANDALS "Cuomo Prime Time" finished 2020 with a...
    More On: Inauguration 2021 Heavily armed Virginia man arrested near US Capitol Pences makes final official appearance at upstate Army base Armed demonstrators gather at Ohio statehouse as Inauguration Day looms Woman busted attempting to bluff way past DC security checkpoint: cops The New York nurse who was the first in the US to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will be featured during President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day programing. Sandra Lindsay, an ICU nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, is among several “everyday Americans” set to be highlighted in a prime-time TV special on Jan. 20. “#InaugurationDay has a lineup you won’t want to miss!,” the Biden Inaugural Committee said on Twitter Sunday. Others who will be included in the program include Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score in a Power Five conference football game; and Anthony Gaskin, a Virginia UPS driver celebrated by a neighborhood on his route for his dedication amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 90-minute “Celebrating America” special will be hosted by Tom Hanks and is set to feature performances by Bruce Springsteen,...
    While independent restaurants are struggling, with little hope of relief from Washington D.C. (which hasn't gotten any closer to signing a new pandemic relief bill), big restaurant chains are on the move in the south suburbs.  Eddie V's Prime Seafood opened this week in Greenwood Village, bringing a new concept to town from the Darden Group, which also runs Olive Garden, Yard House, Capital Grille and Bahama Breeze, among others. The spacious seafood house is just four miles up I-25 from the similarly named but completely unrelated Eddie Merlot's Prime Aged Beef & Seafood. Along with seafood, live music and cocktails, Eddie V's notes that "through its Harvest Program, the restaurant prepares its surplus food that is not served to guests for donation to Covenant Cupboard Food Pantry." In Wheat Ridge, the lease is ending at the five-year-old Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market, at 7043 West 38th Avenue, so the market has decide to close permanently. Shoppers have until October 31 to pick up their winter squash and other fall produce. After that, owners Dick and Margaret Barkey will...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Flagstar Bank Foundation has announced a significant contribution to the SME Education Foundation to implement an SME PRIME program at Pontiac High School. The Flagstar Foundation teamed up with the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to support the initiative to bring manufacturing and engineering education and career opportunities to Pontiac High School students. The SME Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of SME, a nonprofit dedicated to providing the tools to succeed in manufacturing jobs in North America. Students in the Pontiac SME PRIME program will benefit from training and access to modern, advanced manufacturing equipment in industrial maintenance/mechatronics, computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and additive manufacturing. Following a regional market analysis, the SME Education Foundation worked with local partners Williams International, Irwin Automotive, FANUC and Mahindra to shape and form a curriculum that aligns with identified job opportunities. “SME PRIME schools are central to our commitment to inspiring, preparing and supporting young people,” said Rob Luce, SME Education Foundation vice president. “We’re proud to now include Pontiac High School students in the SME PRIME schools’ initiative as we continue to...
    JACKSON, Miss. (CBSDFW/AP) — Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders says he will become Jackson State’s football coach. Sanders made the announcement Sunday night on the first episode of the “21st & Prime” podcast with Jamie Dukes on Barstool Sports. The player known as “Prime Time” during his career added, “Isn’t the time? Isn’t this the moment? Isn’t this what’s needed? It’s a match made in heaven.” Currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School-Cedar Hill, it will be Sanders’ first head coaching job at the college level. “I’ve been offered pro jobs,” Sanders added, “so people know I could be an assistant in any college.” View this post on Instagram What y’all think? Don’t play like U don’t know what I’m talking about. What play do u call here? I’m talking about your life not mine????????. It’s your time to come up and do what’s best for you and others. The Right decision is just waiting on U to make it. Make it Now let’s go baby! #Truth #CoachPRIME @underarmour @uafootball A post shared by COACH...
    Warehouses are expected to reach 1,500 in the near future. Photo: ERIC PIERMONT / . / . Amazon plans to open more than 1,000 small delivery centers in cities and suburban neighborhoods across the US. in an effort to deliver products to customers as quickly as possible, as reported in CNet. Warehouses are expected to grow to around 1,500 in the near future, and these could help the online sales giant continue to expand its one-day delivery service for Amazon Prime subscribers. Many of Amazon’s warehouses have traditionally been located on the outskirts of the suburbs, but the expansion of these centers, which are smaller, would make the company more deeply integrated into the communities, as do car dealerships, fast food restaurants, and department stores. This move will help Amazon continue to offer faster delivery, while competing with other retailers, such as Walmart. It should be noted that, in addition to overnight shipping, Amazon already offers same-day delivery to 44 major metropolitan areas, as well as its Prime Now program for delivery...
    In an era where consumers expect online purchases to arrive more quickly than ever, Walmart is jumping on the trend and launching a new membership program."Walmart+" launched Sept. 15, allowing subscribers to get unlimited free delivery, as fast as same-day, on more than 160,000 items with in-store prices.Walmart+ appears to be the brand's answer to Amazon Prime. Prime was launched in 2005 and has more than 150 million members who pay $119 a year, or $12.99 a month, for faster shipping, discounts at Amazon's Whole Foods supermarkets, access to its video streaming site and more.Walmart is offering a 15-day free trial of the service to entice customers to give it a try. Once that trial period ends, Walmart+ will cost $12.95 a month or $98 a year.The new subscription service will also offer members "Scan & Go," a new, touch-free way to shop in store. Using the Walmart app, customers can scan their items as they shop and pay using Walmart Pay in-app.Another Walmart+ perk includes fuel discounts. Members can save up to 5 cents a gallon at nearly 2,000...
    WGN America has a program debuting on Tuesday night, News Nation, which promises to deliver news without opinion or bias. The newscast by Nexstar Media Group, which will air from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. every weeknight with additional weekend programming, aims to give viewers who are not interested in the partisan prime-time lineups of cable news networks a fact-driven alternative propped up by 5,400 reporters stationed across more than a 100 affiliates newsrooms around the country. The three weekday anchors are Joe Donlon, a veteran co-anchor for WGN-TV’s prime-time news program; Marni Hughes, who has also anchored an evening news program; and Rob Nelson, who was a correspondent for Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Nightline on ABC. “Our on-air anchors and reporters, as well as those guiding the off-camera news-gathering process, are award-winning journalists who understand the importance of being objective,” Sean Compton, the executive vice president of WGN America said in a statement. “They reflect the diversity of our country and will be the backbone of News Nation, as WGN America begins charting a new course in television...
    Amazon is cracking down on sellers who don’t live up to its two-day shipping promise — and it means they’ll have to work weekends. The e-tail juggernaut this week told third-party sellers participating in its Seller Fulfilled Prime program — which allows them to advertise their products under Amazon’s popular Prime banner — will be required to ship and receive packages on Saturdays. Amazon told sellers in a memo published by Forbes that fewer than 16 percent of third-party retailers participating in the program delivered their packages within Prime’s two-day guarantee, due in large part to the fact that most did not ship packages on weekends. Under the new rules, sellers also will have to make their products available nationwide rather than just their local area if they want to participate in the program, according to the memo. “These changes will help deliver an experience our Prime customers expect, including fast delivery,” the company said. The new policy will go into effect in February, giving sellers a few more months of Saturdays before they are required to comply.
    A view of Amazon Prime delivery vans in Amazon hub, Woodside, a day after protest in Staten Island Borough in New York City amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 1, 2020.John Nacion | NurPhoto | Getty Images More than 1,200 Amazon delivery drivers have been laid off in recent months after the company cut contracts with several small delivery companies across the country.  Amazon informed at least seven firms that are a part of its Delivery Service Partner (DSP) program that it was severing their contracts. The companies announced they'd be laying off approximately 1,205 drivers and closing facilities in Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) filings submitted this month and in recent months to state officials. The WARN Act requires employers to provide advance notice, generally within 60 days, of mass layoffs and plant closings. Amazon's DSP program, launched in 2018, has allowed the company to quickly scale up its last-mile delivery capabilities and compete with shipping partners like UPS and FedEx. DSPs are contracted delivery providers, usually distinguishable by Amazon-branded cargo vans, that are responsible for picking up packages...
    New Amazon Prime Video series helped actor open eyes on sensitive topics Diego Luna He is one of the most internationally recognized Mexican figures. Her recent works include “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Narcos: Mexico.” Now the actor and activist comes with “Bread and Circus”Where he will put on the table social issues that are usually uncomfortable. At the same time, Luna travels through the rich lands of Mexico and gives chefs the opportunity to expose typical dishes of the region. The mixture of food that makes us such a diverse culture and a conversation between friends talking about strong topics, is the ideal combination for the new Amazon Prime Video program. We were able to talk to Luna to tell us a little about her experience doing this experiment that will be available from August 7 on the streaming platform. “I love to cook and it has always been one of the things I enjoy doing the most,” Luna told us about how the idea for this program came about. “The people who cook in Mexico today...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a rare appearance before a parliamentary committee on Thursday amid questions over a government decision to task a charity with ties to his family to administer a major student grant program. Testimony by a Canadian prime minister before a parliamentary committee is very unusual. It last happened in 2006 when then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared at one to speak about Senate reform. Trudeau is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT), while his chief of staff, Katie Telford, is to follow him at 4:15 p.m. The committee voted late Wednesday to extend Trudeau's testimony to three hours, though it unclear how that will change timings. Trudeau's testimony, under oath, comes after he was put under investigation for possible conflict-of-interest violations. It is the third ethics probe he has faced in three years. The prime minister has already apologized publicly for participating in the Cabinet decision to pick WE Charity Canada to manage the C$900 million ($671 million) grant program. The charity backed out shortly after the program was announced....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Shepard Smith, who abruptly quit Fox News Channel last October amid the ascendancy of opinionated programming, will bring a nightly newscast to CNBC this fall. CNBC announced Wednesday that Smith will anchor a one-hour weeknight newscast at 7 p.m. Eastern, the time slot he held for many years at Fox before being shifted to the afternoon. His show is expected to start in September. “I know I found a great home for my newcast,” Smith said in a news release. He was not made available for an interview on Wednesday. CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman said “The News with Shepard Smith” will feature “fact-based storytelling.” “We’re thrilled that Shep, who’s built a career on an honest fight to find and report the facts, will continue his pursuit of the truth at CNBC,” Hoffman said. “We aim to deliver a nightly program that, in some small way, looks for the signal in all the noise,.” Smith never explicitly said why he walked out on Fox a few months after signing a contract extension, but left enough signals along...
    A Wal-Mart package is unloaded from a trailer to be sorted at a FedEx ground hub in Hagerstown, Maryland.Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walmart's answer to Amazon Prime will launch this month, according to a report by Vox's Recode. The big-box giant confirmed in February that it plans to roll out a membership-based program, but hasn't revealed details or perks it will use to pick up customers and stand out from competitors. According to the Recode report, the service will cost $98 a month and include same-day delivery of groceries and other items and fuel discounts at Walmart gas stations. The report cites multiple unnamed sources. Walmart declined to comment about when the service will launch. Amazon launched the Prime program about 15 years ago. It's used the membership program to entice customers to shop more frequently on its site. Amazon Prime members pay $119 each year. Along with offering fast and free shipping, they get access to Amazon's streaming service. Walmart has significantly grown its e-commerce business, but it's lagged behind Amazon. Walmart reported online sales growth of...
    The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner announced on Friday the opening of an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a controversial contract was awarded to a charity to manage a major government program. Commissioner Mario Dion, an independent officer of Parliament, said on Twitter that he “informed” the Prime Minister. His investigation is confidential and will be reported upon once completed. The announcement came after the charity in question announced Friday that it would withdraw from running a government program that was criticized for being close to Justin Trudeau. The co-founders of WE Charity (UNIS in French), Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, said in a press release that they made this decision because of the “controversy” over the choice of their organization to manage this program intended to encourage student volunteering in times of a coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau’s government announced at the end of June that it was entrusting the organization with the management of the federal program with a budget of 900 million Canadian dollars (591 million euros) and offering scholarships of up to 5,000 dollars...
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