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    Since igniting over a week ago, the Greenwood fire has burned through more than 21,000 acres at a pace that one firefighter described as “freight train.” The fire is one of several burning in the Superior National Forest, and the largest of 10 wildfires in the state.   Currently, a coalition of 429 firefighters, managed by the Eastern Area Incident Management team, is fighting to contain the fire along the south side of Hwy. 1. As of yesterday it is zero percent contained. Last night, forest officials confirmed that the fire had destroyed a number of buildings near the McDougal Lake area, including 12 homes, 57 outbuildings, and had left 3 primary structures with some damage.  The fire has brought to light some questions about land management and stoked fears that current drought conditions could bring about larger wildfires in September. Article continues after advertisement So how prepared is Minnesota for wildfires on the scale of Greenwood or larger? Weather is key to containment The ability to contain wildfires has more to do with favorable weather conditions than resources, according to Lee...
    Q: I had to look at Friday’s column on traffic fines twice to make sure it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. Here’s a concept: Don’t break traffic laws and you won’t get a ticket. Following traffic laws will also reduce accidents and deaths. Suspend the licenses and impound the cars of extreme violators. Do your readers think we should reduce or eliminate insurance requirements for drivers with low incomes because they can’t afford the premiums? Oh, and who is going to determine the net worth of traffic offenders? Should we establish a new California state agency and task it with investigating drivers’ income and net worth? Fines are a penalty for failure to follow rules. Seems simple. Dee Danna, San Jose A: No, we don’t need more bureaucracy. Q: Recently I made a non-emergency call to the Antioch police after passing a man lying on the sidewalk. He seemed sick, not injured. After seeing him, I noticed a police car nearby and considered trying to signal the officer to pull over so I could relay the situation, but I...
    Sean Hannity condemned President Joe Biden for creating 'a hostage situation on a massive scale' over plans to withdraw from Afghanistan by August 31 despite warnings that not all Americans will be rescued. 'Our fellow Americans are behind enemy lines and the hard Taliban deadline is approaching in eight days. A horrific crisis, no end in sight,' the Fox News host said on his show Monday night. The US says it's difficult to count the number of US citizens still in Afghanistan, since not all of them registered with the embassy. Meanwhile, Taliban leaders have also indicated they'll run out of patience with evacuation efforts if they continue beyond August 31.  'Now, it's our responsibility to find them,' National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Monday. Hannity's comments came after US House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff revealed it was 'unlikely' that everyone who needed to be rescued would leave the Taliban-run country before Biden's deadline. Fox News' Sean Hannity slammed Biden's decision not to extend withdrawal from Afghanistan He criticized the Biden administration for scrubbing the contents of...
    THE UK faces an “immediate” danger of a terror attack on the same scale as 9/11 after the Taliban gained control of Afganistan, security experts have warned. The radical islamists this week declared their victory a "proud moment for the nation" - but it’s not just Afghans who should be worried according to British intelligence. 2Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, AfghanistaCredit: AP 2Al Qaeda masterminded the 9/11 attacks from AfghanistanCredit: AP Yesterday the leader of the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan Ahmad Masood warned: “The Taliban is not a problem for the Afghan people alone. Plots against democracies will be hatched here once again.” During the brutal years of Taliban rule in the 1990s and early 2000s terror networks notoriously used Afghanistan as a base to plot attacks. Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda masterminded the 9/11 attacks from the country - prompting the initial Western invasion.  Now British counter terror officers feel the takeover could give al-Qaeda back the “ungoverned spaces” where Bin Laden plotted. Former MI5 boss Lord Jonathan Evans told The Mirror: “If they get the opportunity to...
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    BOOK OF THE WEEK HOUSE OF JAIPUR     by John Zubrzycki (C Hurst £25, 288 pp) When it comes to early 20th-century India, the statistics of wealth and pageantry always astonish. After reading this saga of the upheavals that have rocked the House of Jaipur over the past 100 years, my head is full of 90-strong processions of jewelled elephants, streets lined with 300 emerald-bedecked nobles, palaces with 500 servants, and maharajas arriving at polo grounds bringing 60 ponies, each with its own uniformed groom. At Mayo College, the elite Indian boarding school attended by Jai Singh, the handsome young Maharaja of Jaipur in the 1930s, one fledgling maharaja arrived for his first term with 200 servants for whom a special village had to be built. John Zubrzycki has penned a new book exploring the House of Jaipur over the past 100 years. Pictured: Ayesha, Maharani of Jaipur Jai himself came with an army of servants. He’d been married off to wife number one aged 11 and was allowed a conjugal visit once a fortnight in his final year. In...
    (CNN)It's no surprise that a politician's worst enemy is a vibrant news media. Journalists who stick their noses into the affairs of the powerful and expose their failures are a threat. It's therefore no great shock that even many leaders of democratic countries are happier when the press is weakened. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a golden window to undermine confidence in the media and, in some cases, for world leaders to launch outright assaults on some of the most respected and important journalistic institutions in their countries.Earlier this week, the Polish parliament passed a bill that could mean curtains for the country's largest independent news channel. TVN24, a broadcaster that is frequently critical of the Polish governing party, is in part owned by the American media group Discovery. Should this new bill become law, non-EU entities will be prohibited from being majority shareholders in Polish media companies, meaning Discovery would have to sell its majority stake. Also this week, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz put forward his plan that would effectively pull funding from the country's oldest newspaper.Wiener Zeitung is...
    This is a rush transcript from "Gutfeld!," August 4, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)WHOOPI GOLDBERG, ABC HOST: Governor DeSantis is ending mask mandates. Even though Florida has more kids in the hospital than any other state.JOY BEHAR, ABC HOST: He just short of calling him a negligent homicidal sociopath because that's what he is. This dangerous criminal. He's risking the lives of children, children's parents, their grandparents, anyone they may come in contact with, so that he could appeal to his white supremacist base.(END VIDEO CLIP)GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS HOST: Oh, wow. She's like a fine wine, meaning she should be kept in a crate.So remember, the good old days when the press could crap all over the unvaccinated?(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOHN BERMAN, CNN ANCHOR: This is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated if the unvaccinated are not to blame, who is?MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO (D-NY): The antivaxxers are criminal at this point, they're taking away the future of this country.JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC HOST: It's all, I have a...
    (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.Scores of journalists from seventeen news outlets worked together to expose evidence of industrial-scale spying that targeted journalists, activists, politicians, and business executives.And the revelations are only just beginning.The consortium began to publish its findings on Sunday. The stories indicate that numerous members of the media were "possible candidates for surveillance," as The Guardian put it. Forensic tests affirmed the presence of spyware on some phones.More will be coming out in the days ahead. The participating news outlets are dubbing this the "Pegasus Project," teeing off the name of the spyware, Pegasus, which is ostensibly licensed by NSO Group to track terrorists and major criminals. How has the spyware been used? Has it been abused? Those are two of the key questions.Read MoreFirst things first...How did this investigation begin? Washington Post executive editor Sally Buzbee explained it in a letter from the editor on Sunday afternoon. "The project was conceived by Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based journalism nonprofit, which, along with...
    RHONY alum Bethenny Frankel was branded a '15' on a scale of 1 to 10 on the 'crazy chicken scale' by her Shark Tank co-star Kevin O'Leary. The businessman sat down with David Yontef to record an episode for his podcast, Behind the Velvet Rope, where he revealed his true feelings for the reality star. 5Kevin O'Leary revealed his feelings for Bethenny Frankel after she guest judged on Shark TankCredit: Getty 5Kevin claimed that Bethenny is not difficult to work with despite her reputationCredit: Getty When the TV personality asked Kevin, 67, to weigh in on how Bethenny was as a guest judge on the show, he gave an honest review. "Well I know Bethenny quite well. She's got a lot of energy as you know, and you know, she, everybody has their own style. Actually. I've done deals with Bethenny. We have, we have a deal called Snarky Teas together, which has done quite well. So, but you know, everybody's their own crazy chicken. And she is definitely on the scale of crazy chicken." The podcast host pressed...
    STARTLING images lay bare the colossal size of China’s largest ever aircraft carrier as Beijing bids to become the world’s leading superpower.  Satellite imagery shows the 90,000-tonne vessel taking shape in a Shanghai shipyard which matches the largest supercarrier in the US Navy. 10Aerial photos show the true scale of China’s biggest-ever aircraft carrier in bid to take on America’s naval mightCredit: Twitter 10The images show the supercarrier taking shapeCredit: Twitter 10The new images allow comparisons to be made with China's new carrier and the Ford Class shipsCredit: Twitter Before 2012, China did not have any aircraft carriers. But the ship under construction — named the Type 003 — will be China's third carrier and part of an attempt to modernise and expand its military under a five-year plan. The Communist nation is expanding its military to match the US, and wants to become more powerful than the Americans by 2049. New commercial satellite imagery from Kompsat offers experts to analyze the size and layout. Navy News reported the vessel is 240 feet wide and 1,050 feet long which is...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — You’ve heard him report as eligible as a receiver on the offensive line, but now Zach Banner has reported as eligible to throw out the first pitch. READ MORE: Swimply Lets Pool Owners Rent Out Their Home Oasis For Around $45/Hour On Monday, Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner threw out the first pitch before the Pirates game vs. the Brewers. Reporting as eligible to toss out a ceremonial first pitch! pic.twitter.com/PaYKmDqgrl — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 5, 2021 After throwing out the first pitch, Banner asked on social media, “On a scale of 1-10, how bad was that?” On a scale 1-10 how bad was that? — Zach Banner (@ZBNFL) July 5, 2021 READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Blaze At Armstrong Co. Home The Pirates responded, saying “It was a safe play. You aimed high. As far as offensive linemen go, it was a great first pitch.” Post-Gazette writer Mike Persak said it was “not a strike.” Zach Banner threw out the first pitch wearing a KeBryan Hayes jersey. It was not...
    Gavin Newsom has announced that California will pay off all unpaid rent accrued during the pandemic using a $5.2 billion pot 'on a scale never seen before in the US.' The Governor, who is facing a recall election expected in the fall, is also likely to extend a ban evictions for unpaid rent beyond June 30 - a pandemic-related order that was meant to be temporary but is proving difficult to undo.  'California is planning rent forgiveness on a scale never seen before in the United States,' Newsom wrote on Twitter Monday night. The 53-year-old Democrat has been meeting with legislative leaders privately to negotiate the allocation of the state's $260 billion operating budget. Gavin Newsom talks during a news conference at Universal Studios in Universal City, California on June 15 Landlords and tenants' rights groups are arguing over how long the extension to the eviction ban should last. 'The expectation for people to be up and at 'em and ready to pay rent on July 1 is wholeheartedly unfair,' said Kelli Lloyd, a 43-year-old single mother who says she...
    Mark Levin, host of Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin,” on Sunday sounded the alarm on Marxism making its way into the United States. Levin, author of the forthcoming book “American Marxism,” warned both the Democratic Party and the majority of the media represent the shift toward American Marxism, which he described as “a full-scale multi-level intersectional attack on our system of government, on our founding, on our principles.” “American Marxism — this is a topic I’m going to be covering for many, many months. Why? It sounds weird, doesn’t it? Yeah, it sounds weird, but it is surrounding us. It is in our everyday life,” Levin advised. “Marxism has spawned a number of movements in this country over the course of decades, but it’s now reached its pinnacle. Whether it’s critical theory, critical race theory, critical gender theory, critical immigration theory, which comes under different names, the so-called Green New Deal movement …  is a war on your lifestyle, a war on your income, a war on your private property, a war on capitalism. It is true. It...
    According to intelligence, the hacker attack on Polish officials was organized from the territory of the Russian Federation. It is noteworthy that the hackers attacked representatives and government officials. Reports say that the most important Polish officials, ministers and delegates were subjected to security issues for cyber attacks RMF24. Increase in hacker attacks: EU Parliament approves EU resolution on cyber security He stressed that the Polish secret services were already working to find the details of the cyber attack and protect the evidence. “From today, law enforcement officials will report the attackers so that they can suffer and recommend how to protect the email,” Yaroslav Kaczynski said. The Deputy Prime Minister also said that it was necessary to be careful not to follow the Russian situation in order to destabilize the country. Let me remind you by Powerful cyber attack on Poland, Officials hastily convened parliament. Later, Republican government spokesman Peter Mர்ller suggested that Russian hackers be involved in the attack. Before Russia attempted a massive cyber attack In the computer networks of the Ukrainian authorities. Also keep...
    Pulitzer Prizes 2021: USA TODAY Network honored with 3 nods, including win for Indy, 2 finalist citations for Louisville Darnella Frazier, teen who recorded George Floyds murder, awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad © Provided by Dot Esports What would happen if Fiddlesticks also had Morgana’s ultimate? League of Legends fans will soon find out. Modes product lead Hannah “HBBONG” Lee detailed the new Ultimate Spellbook mode in a Reddit post, explaining that it’ll hit the PBE for “extended testing” starting today. The blind pick mode replaces one of your summoner spell slots with an ultimate from another champion, giving players a chance to use never-before-seen combos. Players can choose any champ they want without having to worry about bans. Once loaded into the game, you’ll have 30 seconds to pick from one of three random ultimates that will take up your second summoner spell slot. While you won’t be able to choose your own ultimate, there will be a pool of 39 champs that can lend you theirs, like...
    Q: I just bought a cherry tree and found it has red shiny spots on most of its leaf stems. I sprayed with a fungicide but see no result, those spots look permanent. Are they OK? Is there some treatment I should do? A: Scale insects are commonly found on stems and young branches of fruit trees. Mild infestations are usually not a problem. If the tree looks otherwise healthy, I would take a “wait and see” approach. Keep an eye out for the presence of honeydew (a sticky substance exuded by scales and aphids) and ant activity. Scales are similar to aphids in that they have a symbiotic relationship with ants. They suck the juice out of a plant and poop out sticky honeydew, which is almost pure sugar. Ants harvest the honeydew and, in return, protect the aphids/scales from predators. If you can exclude ants from an infested plant, many predatory insects will take care of the pests. Scale is also a favorite target of parasitic wasps. If you have a good-quality magnifying glass, you may spot some...
    Luggage might not be the only items being placed on scales at airports in the near future as regulators are asking airlines to more accurately estimate how heavy their passengers are.  As part of new safety regulations, the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines come up with new, more in-depth methods of determining passenger and carry-on baggage weight. Depending on the airline, airplane size and even factors such as weather, the change could mean passengers getting bumped or luggage getting left behind on certain flights. Everything from clothing to items such as cell phones must be taken into account under the new guidelines, and the move is an implicit acknowledgment that the average American is getting heavier. On average people are about five percent heavier than they were in 2005, when the FAA last asked airlines to update their passenger weight estimates, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.    New FAA guidelines for estimating passenger weight could result in some passengers getting bumps from flights if airlines don't adequately plan for changes. Passengers can be seen...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After being held virtually in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is taking over the city. The summer favorite is coming back on a much grander scale this year. The festival will spread across the entire Cultural District and pour into Point State Park, where the main stage has been set. READ MORE: Hey Ray! Why Cars Become So Hot Inside During Summer “It’s really actually emotional this morning to see the festival set up, to see the stage, to have the signage and think about where we’ve come,” said Sarah Aziz. WATCH: Festival Director Sarah Aziz on PTL Staff and volunteers must wear masks, and there will be more ground to cover because things will be spread out. “Make sure you’re wearing your comfy walking shoes,” said Aziz. “Other than that, you have a lot of your festival favorites.” That includes the delicious fair foods and live music at both Point State Park and the Riverside Stage at the Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park. WATCH: KDKA’s Briana Smith reports...
    Attorneys representing Vanessa Bryant in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County after sheriff's deputies allegedly shared photos of the wreckage and loved ones' remains following the helicopter crash last year that killed her husband and daughter have come down hard against the county for "launching a full-scale attack" on the widow, court papers show.  Bryant, through attorneys, is not staying quiet following L.A. County attorneys’ claims that her lawsuit and subsequent actions against Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies subjects first responders to "public harassment and threats," according to previously filed court papers.  "Defendants claim they are being victimized by Mrs. Bryant’s prosecution and public disclosure of this lawsuit," attorneys stated in their Monday filing with the Central District of California. "But Mrs. Bryant of course has every right to pursue discovery to find out how and why Sheriff’s Department personnel took and shared pictures of her daughter and husband’s remains. She has every right to seek to hold Defendants accountable for their actions and to file her lawsuit in the public record." VANESSA BRYANT TURNING LOS ANGELES COUNTY LAWSUIT OVER WRECKAGE...
    Believing LeBron James isn’t clutch is a tough hill to die on, but Fox Sports’ Skip Bayless is repeatedly willing to go there. Even after James drained an incredible game winning three-point shot in a postseason game against Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, Bayless gave the performance a measly one out of 10. “Scale of one to ten, how clutch was it? I’m going to give it a one,” Bayless told his Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe. “There was a minute left on the clock!” he continued. “Jordan would have waited until the bitter end to take and make the big shot.” LeBron was running around on a bad ankle that caused him to miss 26 of the Lakers final 30 games. He was seeing triple after getting poked in the eye and still managed to drain an incredibly difficult three-point shot during a play-in game, carrying the Lakers into the playoffs. But Bayless didn’t even wait for his Thursday morning show to slander LeBron’s game winner, tweeting that it was a “lucky desperate three” with “no expectation, no...
    Amanda Thomason, The Western Journal April 11, 2021 0 Comments Many of us, as children, have experienced the crushing realization that we have lost a prized possession. It happens to adults, too, and whether the item is monetarily valuable or deeply sentimental, the moment of panic that hits is heartbreaking. One little girl who was traveling recently lost her close companion — a small stuffed dragon at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. When the family realized the dragon — which lovingly has been named “Scale” — was missing, the girl’s mom called the airport to see if anything could be done, according to Fox News. Thankfully, the employees contacted by the mom were more than willing to help with the rescue mission, and the result is a heartwarming story that has brightened more than just the family’s day. “About a week ago, a family traveled to OKC for a visit,” the airport posted Monday on Facebook. “Upon arrival at WRWA, their little one accidentally left behind her best friend Scale the Dragon. “The family realized...
    A former CNN political commentator took aim at the network for a tweet saying that the Republican Party is “restricting voting rights,” which he said is the type of messaging that “discredits good journalists.” “This is the kind of bad tweet that discredits good journalists and gives evidence that a thumb is on the scale,” Doug Heye, a Washington Post columnist and former CNN commentator, tweeted. This is the kind of bad tweet that discredits good journalists and gives evidence that a thumb is on the scale. https://t.co/7XaRPRwLWR— Doug Heye (@DougHeye) March 28, 2021 His comment was in response to a tweet by CNN Politics about Sen. Mitt Romney receiving the JFK Profile in Courage Award for being the only Republican senator to vote to convict former President Donald Trump during the impeachment trial in 2020. FORMER CNN PRODUCER CALLS ON NETWORK TO STOP DON LEMON'S 'DANGEROUS' RHETORIC IN WAKE OF BOULDER SHOOTING “Mitt Romney receives the JFK ‘Profile in Courage’ award for being the lone Republican senator to vote to convict Trump in his first impeachment trial,”...
    CNN’s credibility crisis just got worse as ex-CNN political commentator Doug Heye points out their obvious journalistic imbalance via Twitter. CNN Politics tweeted out one of their stories Saturday announcing that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, will receive the JFK "Profile in Courage" award for being the only Republican senator to vote for former President Trump’s conviction during his first impeachment trial. The tweet includes a secondary comment detailing the award "comes at a time when Romney is not holding the GOP accountable for restricting voting rights." WHITE HOUSE REPORTER ACCUSES PAKISTANI IMMIGRANT'S SON OF PUSHING 'FAR-RIGHT NARRATIVES' FOR DC MURDER CONCERN Heye replied to CNN on Sunday afternoon expressing distaste for the tweet’s telling language. "This is the kind of bad tweet that discredits good journalists and gives evidence that a thumb is on the scale." Fox News reached out to CNN for comment about the tweet.  According to his LinkedIn, Heye spent five years as a political commentator for CNN and now contributes to the Washington Post. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Other political figures like Republican...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco's Ocean Beach was used as an art canvas Sunday.The Earthscape Art Experience ventured out this afternoon and the team shared videos of some of its previous projects with ABC7 News.In the video posted above, you can see the sand transform into intricate works.RELATED: North Bay winery hosts Burning Man sculptures from canceled festivalThe organizer explained the creative process to ABC7."And we come together and we tap into our creativity and create large scale beach art together," Kelsi Anderson said."The focus really is on connecting to our intuition and having spontaneous creative flow and everything is temporary," she said.They used rakes for Sunday's art project.The goal was to finish before high tide, so people will be able to see it before it gets washed away.VIDEO: The artist behind "Entwined" art installation in Golden Gate Park Colorful illuminated tree with shrub seen in San Francisco; Calif. on March 26, 2021
    MMA fighter Julija Stoliarenko fainted twice Friday during weigh-ins before her upcoming UFC Vegas fight against Julia Avila. After getting up on stage 15 minutes into the official weighing period, Stoliarenko fell backwards off the scale, MMA Junkie reported. When the MMA fighter got up to continue, she weighed in at 135.5 pounds before fainting backwards off the scale again. The fighter was then carried out for medical attention on a stretcher. It was announced later that the fight was canceled. (RELATED: Stephen A. Smith Says He Doesn’t Want To See ‘Women Fighting In The Octagon) It is so far unclear why Stoliarenko fainted, but some outlets and fans have speculated it could be linked to weight-cutting. Many MMA fighters have criticized the weight-cutting protocols, where fighters lose dramatic amounts of weight in a short amount of time. Techniques for this process include dehydrating oneself for about a week, according to Bleacher Report. UFC fighter Jim Miller suffered kidney stones and a kidney infection from weight-cutting. “I was peeing blood,” Miller told Bleacher Report. “And my kidneys hurt.” Full Julija Stoliarenko...
    Getty A UFC fighter fainted twice as she tried to weigh in for her upcoming fight at UFC Vegas 22. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, UFC women’s bantamweight contender Julija Stoliarenko passed out on the scale and was subsequently transported on a stretcher after falling. You can watch that moment below. UFC fighter Julija Stoliarenko fainted on the scale moments ago during the weigh-ins. She was transported on a stretcher afterwards. No official word yet on her condition. pic.twitter.com/QnA4ofeq6L — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 19, 2021 In a later post, Helwani called the situation “extremely scary” and shared the full video of the incident courtesy of MMA Junkie. You can watch the full video below. Full Julija Stoliarenko weigh-in video, courtesy of @mmajunkie. Extremely scary. I’ve asked why she was allowed to weigh in again after fainting the first time. pic.twitter.com/dAWEE8DcM8 — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 19, 2021 Moments after Stoliarenko fainted, main event middleweight star Kevin Holland cartwheeled into the room, perhaps unaware of what had just happened. You can watch that moment below....
    Two firefighters on loan in Washington were the only paramedics on the steps of the Capitol on January 6, trying to tend to injured officers as they watched the angry mob growing and attacking police. Law enforcement officers were “swept up in the crowd, assaulted with scaffolding equipment and / or tear gas spray,” wrote firefighter Taylor Blunt in a memo after the fact. Some couldn’t walk, they had to be dragged to safety. Some of the attackers tried to get medical help and Taylor and his partner Nathan Waterfall gave it to those who fainted, but some “feigned discomfort to stay behind police lines,” Blunt wrote. The memo is one of hundreds of emails, texts, photos and documents obtained by The Associated Press through 35 requests under the Freedom of Information Act to law enforcement and security agencies in the Capitol area. Together, these materials shed new light on the extensive patchwork of security agencies that tried to stop the unrest and how a lack of coordination and planning hampered their efforts. “We were among the...
    A total of 16,754 people are summoned this Saturday in 16 different venues to take the entrance exams to the basic scale of the National Police that were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, 11,728 men and 5,026 women They are called to take the knowledge tests, spelling, the Biographical Information Questionnaire -CIB-, the personality test, psychotechnics and the voluntary language test in a total of 16 cities. Specifically, the exams will take place in Alicante (1,642 summoned), Ávila (961), Cáceres (488), Cádiz (739), Ciudad Real (282), Granada (1,550), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (332), León (901), Madrid (3,800), Malaga (1,259), Palma de Mallorca (205), Santiago de Compostela (631), Seville (1,593), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (229), Valencia (1,494) and Zaragoza (648) . The opponents who are eligible in these tests, will be summoned later to carry out the personal interview and the medical examination. The National Police has recalled that access to the examination facilities will only be allowed to opponents summoned to carry out the selective tests. For the access and exit of all common areas, as well...
    Two firefighters on loan in Washington were the only paramedics on the steps of the Capitol on January 6, trying to tend to injured officers as they watched the angry mob growing and attacking police. Miami World – AP Law enforcement officers were “swept up in the crowd, assaulted with scaffolding equipment and / or tear gas spray,” wrote firefighter Taylor Blunt in a memo after the fact. Some couldn’t walk, they had to be dragged to safety. Some of the attackers tried to get medical help and Taylor and his partner Nathan Waterfall gave it to those who fainted, but some “feigned discomfort to stay behind police lines,” Blunt wrote. The memo is one of hundreds of emails, texts, photos and documents obtained by The Associated Press through 35 requests under the Freedom of Information Act to law enforcement and security agencies in the Capitol area. Together, these materials shed new light on the extensive patchwork of security agencies that tried to stop the unrest and how a lack of coordination and planning hampered their efforts. “We were among...
    A fourth earthquake has rocked the North Island of New Zealand but the tsunami threat has eased. Authorities say the biggest waves have now passed after terrified residents earlier fled their homes for higher ground to escape surging seawater.  Panicked locals watched from the safety of higher ground as a wall of water rolled into the coast at Tokomaru Bay on Friday morning.  Authorities had earlier issued a tsunami warning and told residents to evacuate their homes after three other earthquakes were recorded off the coast.    A 7.3-magnitude quake was recorded at 2.27am east of the North Island, before another 7.4-magnitude tremor was recorded near the Kermadec Islands four hours later.  An 8.1 magnitude earthquake was then recorded at 8.28am before a fourth aftershock at 6.5 in magnitude was recorded at 12.12pm local time. The tsunami threat was downgraded about 2pm and those who had evacuated were told they could return to their homes.  Drivers attempt to get to higher ground at Whangarei following three earthquakes off the North Island coast on Friday morning Residents walk to higher ground...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Engaged Couples are learning they can still have their dream wedding during the pandemic but on a smaller scale. The perk: They could save tens of thousands of dollars by eloping or having what’s called a “micro-wedding.” The trend is helping brides and grooms along with a struggling industry. After a two-year engagement, Alyssa Tabit Smith and her new husband Freddie decided pandemic or not, it was time to seal the deal. READ MORE: ‘Ripped The Heart Out Of My Chest’: Davie Business Owner Devastated After Thief Steals Up To $100K Worth Of Birds “The one thing that clicked crazy enough during this crazy pandemic, it was the elopement that it just, it felt so right. We’re just so happy,” she said. The couple held their non-traditional nuptials at the Four Seasons Orlando on New Year’s Eve. Just the bride, the groom, and their dog. Family and friends watched online. The resort’s “elopement package” included nearly everything and for a fraction of the price. “If we would’ve had our original wedding compared to the elopement, I think...
    (CNN)A large part of the conversation on recovering from the coronavirus pandemic in the US has focused on the success of the vaccine rollout and how quickly schools can reopen for in-person learning. The Biden administration, however, has struggled with its messaging over the goals and timelines for each, continually shifting and at times contradicting previously stated objectives. On the plan for both vaccines and reopening schools, President Joe Biden has said one thing and the voice of his administration, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, has sometimes said another, setting the bar so that the administration can easily exceed it. School re-openingAs part of their "100 days" branding, the Biden administration staked out the target of reopening most schools in his first 100 days. "It should be a national priority to get our kids back into school and keep them in school," Biden said on December 8, announcing the goal of getting "the majority of our schools...open by the end of my first 100 days."Read MoreThe goal was then changed to include only K-8, and "re-opening" was re-defined by...
    UPDATE 1-Britain denounces abuses "on industrial scale" in Chinas Xinjiang
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab on Monday denounced torture, forced labour and sterilisations that he said were taking place against Muslim Uighurs on an "industrial scale" in China's Xinjiang region. Activists and U.N. rights experts have said that at least 1 million Muslims are detained in camps in the remote western region. China denies abuses and says its camps provide vocational training and are needed to fight extremism. Raab, in a recorded speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, said that the rights of people in Hong Kong - a former British colony - were being "systematically violated". The national security law imposed by China was inhibiting freedoms, he said, calling for free and fair legislative elections to take place. "The situation in Xinjiang is beyond the pale," he told the Geneva forum where China is among the 47 member states. "The reported abuses – which include torture, forced labour and forced sterilisation of women – are extreme and they are extensive. They are taking place on an industrial scale," he said. Raab called for U.N. High...
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Opposition is growing against a proposed industrial-scale compost facility in Boulder County. The county plans to build the facility on open space near Highway 287 and Lookout Road, just a couple of miles from downtown Erie. (credit CBS) According to documents obtained through an open records request, the county has been quietly planning the facility for years without any public input. READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Economy Suffers As Pandemic Drags On Erie’s Board of Trustees only recently got wind and held their own public hearing. County officials, they say, refused to attend so the trustees fired off a letter to county commissioners warning them to back off of the project. Trustees and neighbors aren’t only concerned by the lack of transparency, but the county’s choice of a location. (credit Boulder County) The county plans to build the massive facility on 40 acres of open space with wetlands, hundreds of trees and a major irrigation ditch. The land is so special Boulder County put it under a conservation easement 30 years ago to protect it...
    They highlight the cultural importance of beer in the rituals of ancient Egypt. It coincides with the emergence of the pharaonic state. Perhaps someone has ever wondered: since when has the beer? There was never any doubt what a long time ago. In fact there are records that place the popular drink from 4,000 BC. However, artisan production, never before had the term better coined. But the reality is that a recent discovery found a plant that produced industrially. According to calculations, it is 5,000 years old. A pharaonic beer, literally speaking. Slash Gear review that the find was made by the teacher Deborah Vischak, who directs a project of archaeologists called North Abydos, of Princeton. It is so far the oldest known industrial-scale brewery. They say that the complex was prepared to provide beer to thousands of people, in a single batch. Likewise, the aforementioned portal reviews that the Princeton worked with Egyptian archaeologists. The intention of this was to enter into context with the rich history of the territory in the Middle East. Thanks to the knowledge...
    Israel Adesanya taking on Jan Blachowicz will headline the UFC 259 card. The card is perhaps one of the most stacked cards the UFC has ever put on with three title defenses and four belts on the line. ‘The Last Style Bender’ will be aiming to make the most of the opportunity as he aims to join the rarefied club of UFC fighters with two belts to their name.  However, he will be facing a tough challenge in Jan Blachowicz. Israel has stream rolled through everyone put in front of him thus far. In his last title defense, ‘The Last Style Bender’ proved that he is levels above the competition he has at middleweight as he absolutely demolished Paulo Costa inside two rounds. His unblemished record will be tested by ‘Polish Power’ that not many fighters have been able to handle thus far.  Read: Khabib Nurmagomedov becomes the first UFC fighter to have his own collection of watches Israel Adesanya states he has had tougher tests in his career In a recent interview, a reporter asked ‘Izzy’ to rate...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Two more storms are heading to the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend."If you have outdoor plans for Valentine's Day make sure you have Live Doppler 7 handy and an umbrella, you'll need it," said ABC7 News Meteorologist Mike Nicco. Ready for some?????Need ????today.Keep ????close. ????️returns tonight.#BayArea #StormWatch pic.twitter.com/FEpX2PNDEP— Mike Nicco (@MikeNiccoABC7) February 12, 2021Nicco says the first round of rain will arrive late Friday night."You'll need the wet weather gear starting tonight into tomorrow," explained Nicco.Saturday's storm, ranked a 1-Light on our Storm Impact Scale, will bring drizzle, light showers and breezy conditions.LIVE: Track rain in San Francisco Bay Area with Live Doppler 7Nicco says the bigger deal will be a weakening cold front."It will push showers through our neighborhoods in the morning," added Nicco. "But by the afternoon we will have a mixture of sun and clouds. If you are heading out Saturday evening it's going to be dry."The next storm, also ranked a 1-Light on our Storm Impact Scale, will begin to move in on Sunday."It will be dry through about 9 a.m....
    Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of cloud services at Google LLC, speaks during the Google Cloud Next '19 event in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The conference brings together industry experts to discuss the future of cloud computing.Michael Short | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google cloud chief Thomas Kurian said Wednesday that he's focused on growth for now, with an eye toward profitability later on. "We're working closely with Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat to improve our operating margin and operating loss, which will both benefit from increased scale over time," Kurian told Heath Terry, a Goldman Sachs managing director, at the virtual Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference. "Scale will bring material improvements in profitability. And we're very focused on that. We know in this business we need scale in order to be profitable." Investors are looking for reassurance that Google's its years-long investment in cloud computing can contribute to rather than detract from the profitability of Google parent Alphabet. Growth could also make Google more competitive with market leader Amazon, which derives almost half of...
    Madison Summers February 10, 2021 0 Comments Former President Donald Trump’s defense team found themselves under fire from Republican lawmakers, and apparently the former president was not very happy either. As the Senate kicked off the impeachment trial on Tuesday, the former president was able to catch moments on TV in between his scheduled meetings meant to keep him busy, according to The New York Times. Trump, who keeps hearings on in the background of meetings, was reportedly angry with his two lawyers during their remarks at Tuesday’s trial. He “was an eight” on a scale with 10 being the most furious. “Mr. Trump ended the day frustrated and irate,” Times reports, citing a person familiar with Trump’s reaction to the trial. While Trump has faced impeachment before, this time things are different. Throughout Trump’s presidency he has used social media, especially Twitter, to reach his followers and express what came to his mind on topics — without constraints. Now, the former president is not able to respond in his traditional way, using Twitter to blast lawmakers he disagreed...
    Facebook will start scaling back all political content in its News Feed for some users, including posts from people's family and friends, as part of a trial to test ways the social media giant can rank posts on its platform.  The company said on Wednesday it would temporarily reduce the political content for some users in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia this week and in the United States within the coming weeks.  In a blog post, Facebook said the point of the trial was to explore a 'variety of ways to rank political content in people's feeds' before deciding what approach to use in the future.  The tests will extend to all political content, including posts from family and friends. It is not just limited to political news posted by media outlets or posts from political figures.  It was not immediately clear how Facebook planned to classify political content as part of its test or how significantly it would effect a person's feed.   Facebook will start scaling back all political content in its News Feed for some users, including posts...
    Economists have done a lot of research on the effects of raising the minimum wage, with the best of that research using real-life examples. It’s not actually hard to find a place that’s raised the minimum wage, after all—29 states and the District of Columbia have done so, in addition to historical data from increases at the federal level, as well as international data. In 2019, University of Massachusetts economist Arindrajit Dube did major review of the data for the government of the United Kingdom, finding “minimum wages in a range of countries have had a negligible or zero effect on jobs, but significantly increased the earnings of the lowest paid.” Monday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) came out with its guess on the effects of the minimum wage gradually rising to $15, and once again, the CBO ignored the bulk of the economic research showing what has already happened as a result of minimum wage increases. The CBO agrees with the best available economic research that a lot of people will get raises as a result of a gradual increase to $15, and...
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    THE world is at risk of a far worse pandemic than Covid "on the scale of the Black Death", warn experts. Deadly microbes which have jumped from animals into humans could "kill tens of millions of people" they terrifyingly add. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 9Healthcare workers carry a coffin with a baby, who died from Ebola, in the Democratic Republic of CongoCredit: Reuters Environmental writer John Vidal, who is working on a book revealing the links between nature and disease, has published his dire prediction in the Daily Mail. He says that governments must face up to "the nightmare scenario" of new diseases - or a new, more lethal strain of an older one - emerging "which is as contagious as measles, and as deadly as Ebola". Given the popularity of air travel and global trade, a virus could rampage across the world, unknowingly spread by asymptomatic carriers, "in a few weeks, killing tens of millions of people before borders could be closed", he adds. Delia Grace Randolph, co-leader of animal...
    Getty Trey Lance According to NBC Sports’ Phil Perry, who cites Bill Belichick’s personal scouting notes, has identified North Dakota State star Trey Lance as a better fit for the New England Patriots than Alabama’s Mac Jones. When you look at most mock drafts, the Patriots have been attached to Jones, but it would appear Lance might fit better if you agree with Perry’s assessments. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!Lance > JonesAccording to Belichick’s notes on quarterbacks, his No. 1 priority is for the player to make good decisions. The second is arm strength while the third is size, and lastly, Belichick values physical toughness in his quarterback. Here is how Perry compared Lance favorably to Jones. [No. 1] is to make good decisions. (Lance threw 28 touchdowns against zero interceptions in his one full season as a starter.) “Then arm (Lance’s is better than Jones’), size (Lance is bigger), physically tough (Lance and Justin Fields are the two toughest runners in the class, and Lance at times...
    Tuesday, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson opened his program by sounding off about how Big Tech and the media have teamed up to silence political opponents. He referred to Amazon shutting down Parler and statements from members of Congress and Biden administration officials to bolster his point. Transcript as follows: CARLSON: You are watching the free speech channel: that’s what it is, the last one left. For the next hour, we’re going to say exactly what we believe is true. Period. It’s still America. The first point to make, an obvious point that has now been banned as a thought crime in the rest of the media is that the United States government should never, under any circumstances favor one race of people over any other race of people. Period. That is immoral. We’re all citizens. We’re all human beings. We’re all created by God. We are all equal. Every one of us has a right to equal treatment by our government. That right is guaranteed by our Constitution. It’s the heart of countless laws passed with well-deserved fanfare by our...