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    Kodak's CEO, Jim Continenza (above), was awarded stock options that could net him a profit of more than $30M just a day before the Trump administration announced a $765M loan to develop generic pharmaceuticals  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the circumstances around Eastman Kodak Co's announcement of a $765million government loan to make drugs at its U.S. factories, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The company's shares were down 2 per cent at $14.64. The SEC investigation is at an early stage and may not produce allegations of wrongdoing by Kodak or any individuals, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter. The SEC declined to comment. A representative for Kodak said it intends...
    One of the stars of the Kansas City Chiefs's Super Bowl-winning side has announced he is opting out of the 2020 season, declaring it unsafe for players and spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada-born Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, 29, studied medicine at McGill University in his hometown of Montreal, graduating in May 2018. When the pandemic hit, Duvernay-Tardif spent nine weeks volunteering as a medic in Montreal - a decision, he said, which informed his choice not to play this season. 'Being at the frontline during this offseason has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system,' he announced on July 24.  'I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in...
    The CEO of McDonald’s, the world’s largest fast-food chain, suggest Thursday that employees may start calling police on unruly customers who refuse to wear face masks, CBS News reported. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, last week the company announced that customers in all of its stores nationwide would be required to wear masks. “We’ve for quite some time required our crew to wear masks, but we thought that in light of what we’re seeing, it’s prudent now that we also ask our customers to wear masks in the restaurant as well,” Chris Kempczinski told “CBS This Morning” on Thursday. According to the policy announced last week, for customers who didn’t wear masks, they would be offered one free of...
    Tokyo (CNN)Single bananas. Hard boiled eggs. Chocolate chip cookies. In convenience stores across Japan these items all have something in common: they are routinely sold tightly swaddled in plastic wrapping. It's been that way for decades.Retailers believe that if items aren't wrapped in plastic it's hard to guarantee food safety standards in the supply chain, according to a spokesperson for Lawson, a nationwide chain of convenience stores.But Japan's deep reliance on plastic doesn't end with wrapping single items.Of the 540 billion plastic shopping bags used annually worldwide, consumers in Japan get through about 30 billion of them. To put that in context, Japan has twice the population of the UK, but uses 17 times as many plastic bags. The US...
    After losing a Supreme Court decision over the DACA program in June, the Trump administration announced that they will wind down protections already granted to illegal immigrants under the Obama-era policy. The Supreme Court denied President Donald Trump's plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants a quasi-legal status to some illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the more liberal wing of the court in the 5-4 decision. On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that they would be winding down the current protections to DACA recipients while they review the legal ramifications of the Supreme Court order. Renewals...
    Lewis returns to Capitol to lie in state How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020 The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/15 SLIDES © REUTERS/Brandon Wade/File Photo 14 major companies that have announced employees can work remotely long term Many major companies remain remote as the coronavirus...
    Xbox Series X will identify the games that are optimized for the platform. It will set the standard for performance, speed and compatibility standards, and will also give developers tools to create games with more possibilities. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> Optimized for Xbox Series X. With this message, Xbox Series X will identify games that are optimized for the platform It will set the standard for performance standards, speed and compatibility, and will also give developers tools to create games with more possibilities. It marks the indicator of games that take full advantage of the full power of the new Microsoft console. When a game has been optimized for Xbox Series X, this will mean that the developer either natively...
    Jeffree Star poses for photos at Cosmoprof at BolognaFiere Exhibition Centre in 2018. Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images Beauty YouTuber and mogul Jeffree Star teased the upcoming launch of his newest project: a skincare line. On Thursday, Star tweeted that he was participating in a "huge development meeting" for a product line to be launched in 2021. The announcement follows a tumultuous month for Star; he's been embroiled in a YouTuber feud dubbed "Karmageddon" and recently lost his partnership with Morphe cosmetics.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTuber and makeup mogul Jeffree Star is expanding his empire. Just weeks after he found himself at the center of a massive YouTube drama controversy and was dropped by makeup retailer...
    Fact check: Harriet Tubman helped free slaves for the Underground Railroad, but not 300 22 chains including Walmart, Macys, and Gap will require customers to wear masks. Heres the full list. Starburst Just Announced That Its All Pink Packs Are Permanently Available in the Candy Aisle When you ask someone what their favorite Starburst is, chances are that many, many of them will say the pink ones. What can we say? They’ve perfected the strawberry flavor. We no longer have to worry about the All Pink packs being limited-edition, because they’re officially a permanent, everyday offering, Best Products can exclusively confirm. © Starburst We no longer have to worry about the Starburst All Pink packs being limited-edition, because they’re...
    Jide Zeitlin, chairman and CEO of Tapestry Inc., has resigned from the company after less than a year in the role, effective immediately. Tapestry - the parent company of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman - announced Zeitlin’s resignation in a Tuesday press release, saying that he had come to the decision because of unspecified ‘personal reasons’. However, sources told the Wall Street Journal that Zeitlin departed the company after its board launched an investigation into his personal behavior. Tapestry hired the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, to investigate concerning allegations made by at least one woman, the outlet reported. The woman reportedly accused Zeitlin of posing as a photographer under an alias to lure her...
    An Akron Ohio couple threw a gender reveal party for their son this month — just ahead of his senior year of high school. Grey Schoolcraft's party wasn't that of a typical 17-year-old, but his parents, Love and Brandon Gwaltney, say they were making up for making a mistake first time around. 'We wanted to announce that we got it wrong 17 years ago when we told the world we were having a little girl, and named that child McKenzie,' Grey's mom, Love, wrote on Facebook earlier this month. 'So we'd like to introduce you to our SON: Grey.' Ta-da! An Akron Ohio couple threw a gender reveal party for their son Grey Schoolcraft, 17, this month Lookin' good,...
    New Yorkers flocked to bars yesterday after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new clampdown on  bars and restaurants that fail to enforce social distancing.   DailyMail.com has captured photographs showing some of NYC's popular bars and restaurants failing to ensure bar patrons maintain proper social distancing, with many mingling at a distance of less than six feet with more than 10 people close by.  The individuals can also be seen flouting Gov. Cuomo's new guidelines, that include no drinking without food and no walk-up bar service.   The governor announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants in the Big Apple in a conference call Thursday where he blasted the actions of some newly reopened establishments as 'selfish' and 'dangerous' for flouting coronavirus safety...
    Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a new clampdown on New York City bars and restaurants, including no walk-up bar service, no drinking without food and a 'three strikes and you're closed' rule on establishments that fail to enforce social distancing.  The governor announced new restrictions on bars and restaurants in the Big Apple in a conference call Thursday where he blasted the actions of some newly reopened establishments as 'selfish' and 'dangerous'.  'The state itself has looked at over 5,000 establishments in downstate New York and found many cases of a failure to comply,' he said.  'It's wrong, it's dangerous, it's selfish, it's unacceptable, it's also illegal.'   Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured) has announced a new clampdown on New York...
    Breaking News — Barcelona, ​​Jul 4 . .- The Minister of Health of the Generalitat, Alba Vergés, has defended this Saturday that a measure such as the confinement of the Segrià region, in which some 210,000 people reside, cannot be taken until “everything is organized “because otherwise it may trigger an” added problem “. In these terms, Catalan politics has been pronounced tonight on TV3, in a program in which the mayor of Lleida, Miquel Pueyo, of ERC like her, has also been invited, and who has regretted not having had more time to know a decision that has generated “a lot of concern” and “a lot of nervousness” in his city. Vergés had traveled to Lleida yesterday, after...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — In his Wednesday evening briefing, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new online indicator that shows the current COVID threat level. On Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new threat-level indicator for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Credit: Mayor of LA) “The infection threat level will be shown in the simplest way possible, with colors – using red, orange yellow and green,” Garcetti said. Garcetti said the indicator was currently set to orange due to recent increases in cases, hospitalizations and infection rates. “When the indicator is orange, you want to stay at home as often as possible, as you can, and only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market, and you...
    3 Pelicans players tested positive for coronavirus | Sean Gardner / . Pelicans president of basketball operations David Griffin said three players on the team have tested positive for COVID-19. The information was released by Andrew Lopez of ESPN. The leader did not disclose the names of those affected but of course many speculate if the rookie, Zion Williamson, is one of them. David Griffin says Pelicans as an organization have had 3 players with positive COVID tests but won’t comment on who that is. – Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) June 30, 2020 The Pelicans are slated to arrive at the Disney World complex in Orlando on July 8, with the second batch of 22 to arrive. For now, the...
    Ian Desmond. Mark Brown/Getty Images Colorado Rockies outfield Ian Desmond shared an essay on Instagram about inclusion in baseball and the U.S. while announcing he is sitting out the 2020 MLB season. Desmond, who is biracial, criticized the lack of diversity in MLB and the accessibility of baseball to all people while saying baseball's culture is based on "white rules." Desmond said he believes childhood education and resources is a key problem to address in the U.S. and said he'd focus his time on youth baseball in Florida. Desmond's essay got widespread praise online for its poignancy and honesty. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond announced on Instagram that he'll be sitting...
    A new rumor has alleged that Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy to the royal family while attending Princess Eugenie’s wedding to Jack Brooksbank. According to The Daily Mail, the allegation was detailed in an upcoming book, Royals at War, which details the rift between the Sussex and Cambridges. The two authors, both investigative journalists, claim that multiple sources have confirmed that the former Suits actress told family members that she and the prince were expecting their first child while attending the wedding. Though the pregnancy announcement faux pas had been whispered about at the time in the fall of 2018, the official publication of the allegations has not only renewed interest into the matter, but has also served to significantly...
    Although the coronavirus has made it so the annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” will look a little different in 2020, NBC announced it's enlisting some serious star power to help make it a worthwhile celebration all the same. As countless people across the country adjust their Fourth of July celebrations in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic reshaping the way social gatherings are done, NBC and the City of New York have come together to find a safe solution that will still allow Macy’s to light up the sky in celebration of the national holiday. On Monday, Carson Daly revealed that NBC News’ “Today” anchor Craig Melvin will host the event, which the network announced Monday will include...
    Starting at point guard for the Nets, No. 26, “Trillion.” That’s what Spencer Dinwiddie plans to have on the back of his jersey when the Nets resume their season July 31 in Orlando, in a reference to the national debt, he announced Sunday night on Twitter. The NBA and its Players Association are in discussions to allow players to wear a social justice statement in place of their name on their jerseys, ESPN reported on Saturday, in light of the civil unrest across the country since games were last played. For Dinwiddie, that means an opportunity to deliver a reminder of the financial burden facing the country. “A lot of issues at the moment. I think the fact that the...
    A man walks past Broadway show posters on Shubert Alley in Times Square after it was announced that Broadway shows will cancel performances due to the coronavirus outbreak in New York, U.S., March 12, 2020.Mike Segar | Reuters Broadway will remain closed for the rest of the year.  On Monday, the Broadway League, a trade organization representing producers and theater owners, announced that performances in New York City will be suspended through the remainder of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. People holding tickets through Jan. 3, 2021 will be able to seek refunds or exchanges for those performances.  The Great White Way has been closed since March 12, and it's unclear when theaters will resume operations. Initially, the Broadway...
    FORMER Hull footballer Thomas Beattie believes fans are the reason why no current professionals have come out as gay. Last week Beattie became the first male English footballer to announce he is gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. 3 Former Hull player Thomas Beattie came out as gay last weekCredit: ESPN The 33-year-old, who played for Hull's youth team, revealed how he felt pressure to keep his sexuality a secret until he hung up his boots. He told Advocate: "I never thought about coming out whilst playing. "I literally felt like I had to sacrifice one of the two: who I am, or the sport I loved before I could remember. "I used football as a form of escapism and...
    Breaking News — Tokyo, Jun 29 . .- The Japanese technology group Softbank announced today that the sale of its stake in the US mobile phone company T-Mobile will generate a profit of about 600,000 million yen (4,978 million euros / 5,597 million). of dollars). Softbank announced on June 23 its intention to divest itself of 198 million shares of T-Mobile, through public and private operations, and offer 101 million more shares to the parent company of the US firm, the German Deutsche Telekom. The Japanese group reported in a statement today that the sale of those 198 million shares was completed last Friday, but it is still pending to close the offer made to Deutsche Telekom, which will...
    A White House economist who just announced this week that he will be leaving his post said he tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. Tomas Philipson, who said this week he will resign as acting chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, confirmed in an email to The Wall Street Journal that he experienced a “very mild case of one day of fever” and that the White House had a “very capable medical team that managed my case exceptionally well during the infection.” He added that his health is now back to normal, but did not clarify when he was diagnosed or whether he had returned to work prior to his announcement this week.  The White...
    Notimex photo Alejandro Rosas Guerrero, General Director of Planning and Evaluation of the Ministry of Economy, announced that resources of 608 thousand 581 credits to the word have been dispersed This Friday the Ministry of Economy discloses the progress in the provision of Credits to the Word. The Word Credits are part of the support measures implemented by the Federal Government for the COVID-19 health emergency. The number of supports in this type of credits is one million, each for an amount of 25 thousand pesos and payable over three years with minimal interest. This scheme includes support for domestic workers and freelancers. Credits to the word Alejandro Rosas Guerrero, Director General of Planning and Evaluation of the Ministry...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Disney has once again delayed the release of “Mulan.” The studio’s summer tentpole was already delayed once due to coronavirus, moving from its March 27 original premiere date to July 24. An outdoor ad for Disney’s “Mulan” is seen on March 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California. The spread of COVID-19 has negatively affected a wide range of industries all across the global economy. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) Now, as growing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in California and a few other states continue to concern health officials, the film has been pushed to Aug. 21. “While the pandemic has changed our release plans for ‘Mulan’ and we will continue to be flexible as conditions require, it...
    Life may slowly be getting back to normal, but that doesn’t stop gamers from having a good time indoors. For the upcoming month, Xbox has announced 4 games for free coming in July. The gold lineup features some interesting titles. We’re announcing July’s Games with Gold now so you have enough time to clean up your backlog before they arrive. It’s like spring cleaning, but for your backlog. And it’s not spring: https://t.co/Q4yrGutvcG pic.twitter.com/RQ2MkQRSeI — Xbox (@Xbox) June 25, 2020 July’s games for Xbox Gold All four of the games will be free for Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.  The games coming is are listed below:  WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship ($49.99 ERP): Available July 1...
    Microsoft announced on Friday that it will permanently close all of its retail locations. The company behind the ubiquitous Windows operating system announced this week that their 83 retail locations would close as part of a larger effort to shift focus to online sales. According to a report by CNBC, Microsoft announced on Friday that it will close its retail stores. The 83 retail stores, which were likely inspired by Apple’s retail locations, closed in March at the outset of the Chinese virus pandemic. But unlike Apple, Microsoft will not reopen its stores. Microsoft Corporate Vice President David Porter suggested that the decision to close the retail stores came in response to an increase in online sales. “Our sales have grown...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – One of Hollywood’s biggest summer tentpole releases – intended to mark the return of the movie theater industry from its coronavirus-imposed hiatus – has been delayed yet again. Warner Bros. announced Thursday that the release date for Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” has been pushed back to Aug. 12. People ride their bikes past a boarded up AMC movie theater on June 25, 2020 in New York City. (Getty Images) The film was initially slated to be released on July 15. That was then delayed two weeks to July 31 before the latest delay. “Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say...
    Jun 26 (.) – Liberbank announced on Friday that it has completed the process of selling its stake in insurer Caser to Switzerland’s Helvetia for a total of 27 million euros, according to a statement to the CNMV. Liberbank’s stake represents 2.23% of Caser’s share capital, the Spanish bank previously reported that it expects from this operation positive impacts of 17 basis points (bp) on the “CET1 fully loaded” ratio (the main measure of solvency in banking) and 37 bp on total capital, pending its final impact on the states of June 2020. Swiss insurer Helvetia announced in January that it had agreed to take 70% of Caser – including shares held by Liberbank – for € 780 million to...
    YouTuber Jenna Mourey, known as Jenna Marbles, announced she is leaving her main channel for the time being and apologized for a number of old, offensive videos on her channel. Mourey addressed accusations that she did "blackface" for a 2011 video imitating Nicki Minaj, made a racist joke about Asian men in her music video "Bounce That D---" and "slut shamed" women in a video. She added that she would be putting many of her past videos on private, including the ones that included racist and offensive content, as well as ones about the differences between guys and girls. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jenna Mourey, a celebrity YouTuber known online as Jenna Marbles, tearfully announced her...
    Coronavirus — With the reopening phase 3 entrance, New York City restaurants will be able to serve diners at tables inside the business The mayor of New YorkBill de Blasio stated today that he hopes the city can enter the phase 3 of the de-escalation on July 6, if the indicators on the presence of COVID-19 They remain stable, at a time when global contagion figures in the country are on the rise. This third phase will allow restaurants, which with the entrance of phase 2 last Monday reopened the terraces, offer tables to their clients inside and will also authorize the return of personal care businesses such as salons of beauty, manicure centers or massage places. Also,...
    Chuck E. Cheese announced Thursday the company is filing for bankruptcy protection due to the financial difficulties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. CEC Entertainment Inc., which owns both Peter Piper Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese restaurants, has recently reopened 266 of its 612 locations, according to the Associated Press. However, due to widespread pandemic health restrictions, the company’s ability to host children’s birthday parties has been severely limited. “The Chapter 11 process will allow us to strengthen our financial structure as we recover from what has undoubtedly been the most challenging event in our company’s history,” CEO David McKillips said in a statement to the AP. (RELATED: Chuck E. Cheese Is Selling Its Pizzas Under A Different Name To...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio said that as long as indicators remain on track, New York City should be ready for Phase 3 on July 6.Meantime, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have announced a joint Tri-State COVID-19 quarantine agreement.In rolling out the agreement Wednesday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo said people coming in from states that have a high infection rate must quarantine for 14 days."We have a calibration for the infection rate, and any state that goes over that infection rate, that state will be subject to the quarantine," he said.NEW YORK CITYMayor Bill de Blasio said that the city is on track for Phase 3 to begin on July 6. That's when outdoor sports like...
    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” actor Mayim Bialik is teaming with DC Entertainment on a project that joins superhero power to the power of science. DC Entertainment announced Thursday that Bialik will collaborate with popular comic writers and illustrators on a story collection that features Batman, Superman, the Flash and others in search of such mysteries such as why polar ice melts and what can be found at the bottom of the sea. “Flash Facts” will come out in February and provide “a helpful bridge between the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lessons taught inside the classroom and how these principles affect our everyday lives,” DC announced. Bialik herself is a neuroscientist and...
    Vince Carter announced his retirement from the NBA | Kevin C. Cox / . The future member of the Hall of Fame, Vince Carter, announced this Thursday his official retirement from basketball, something that did not come as a surprise, but that gave the end of a tremendous career that will make him an immortal of the sport in the future. Carter says goodbye to the NBA after wearing the Toronto Raptors jerseys for seven seasons, New Jersey Nets (named after that time), Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns. After 22 years, Vince Carter has announced his retirement. Full #WingingItPod: https://t.co/rZcsbBRXQ1 pic.twitter.com/0YT8F2Poc5 – #RingerNBA (@ringernba) June 25, 2020 “Officially, I am announcing...
    Catie Keck3 minutes ago•Filed to:AppleAppleWWDCWWDC 2020iosmacOStvosSave Video edited by Matthew Reyes, with assistance from Eleanor Fye This year’s WWDC was a little different than its past iterations of the annual developer’s conference. For one, the global pandemic underway meant that the actual format was a little different, and rather than presenting from a packed auditorium, the event was streamed. In spite of the at time very silly cinematic embellishments, Apple gave us plenty to look forward to come fall—including new iOS organizational tools, new Home features, and, of course, macOS Big Sur. iOS 14Some of the features I’m most excited about—even though some of you long time Android users may justifiably be rolling your eyes—are the organizational tools coming to...
    Breaking News — Madrid, June 23 . .- The 35th edition of the Goya Awards will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021, announced today, Tuesday, the Film Academy in a statement. The Academy thus maintains the planned schedule and announces that “soon” it will report the details of the gala in which the Goya will be delivered, including the city that will host it next year. The decision has been announced after a virtual meeting held today by the board of directors of the institution chaired by Mariano Barroso to assess the situation after the coronavirus pandemic, which has altered the international schedule of premieres and ceremonies. Thus, just yesterday the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — A date has been set for the annual Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday. The Baker administration announced that the tax-free weekend is scheduled for August 29-30. “The annual sales tax holiday is an opportunity for us to support small businesses and consumers, and this year, it’s a great way to support our economy that’s been impacted by COVID-19,” Gov. Charlie Baker said in a statement. “This pandemic has created enormous challenges for the Commonwealth’s small businesses, and the sales tax-free weekend is one way that we can encourage more economic activity to help Main Street businesses and local economies.” The retail industry has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The unemployment rate for Massachusetts was 16.3%...
    CUPERTINO (CBS SF / CNN) — Apple unveiled new ways to discover and organize apps, confirmed a significant change under the hood of Mac computers and announced a new feature that will let users unlock their cars with their smartphones. The updates, announced at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, highlight the company’s continued effort to insert itself into seemingly every corner of our lives, from our cars and living rooms to our personal health, while also confronting the potential for app fatigue more than a decade after the App Store launched. This year’s event is the first WWDC to be held virtually, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Originally, the conference was set for the McEnery Convention Center...
    Manzana in this presentation of & nbsp;WWDC 2020 It was the privacy and security of its devices and its software. “data-reactid =” 12 “> One of the main concerns for Apple in this presentation of WWDC 2020 was the privacy and security of its devices and its software. That is why some novelties in this line were presented, respecting the four basic principles that the Cupertino company has outlined: data minimization, intelligence on the device, security protections and transparency and control. One of the important things that was announced was that the developers will allow converting existing accounts to log in with Apple. apple privacy wwdc 2020 f1592848651 Plus apple privacy wwdc 2020 f1592848677 Plus apple privacy wwdc 2020 f1592848638...
    “The Undertaker” says goodbye to his 55 years | JP Yim / . The legendary wrestling character “Undertaker” announced his retirement from wrestling and said goodbye forever to WWE. The news caused deep pain among his fans around the world. For many, his farewell has left a great void, despite the fact that the character himself asserted that “Never say never.” However, the tweet published by WWE confirmed that the decision has weight. “At this point in my career I have no desire to go back into a ring. I no longer have ring slopes” – The Undertaker in his documentary #TheLastRideGoodbye to one of the greatest of all time. pic.twitter.com/N26OZyAgfN – WWE in Spanish (#EpytaNdeRogape?) (@FansWWE_es) June 21, 2020...
    WWDC 2020 keynote began with Apple CEO Tim Cook talking to the viewers via a reside stream. He began the keynote by talking about the Black Life Make any difference movement and Apple’s initiatives to aid the motion. Tim Prepare dinner also spoke about the Covid-19 pandemic and he lauded the endeavours of healthcare employees at the frontlines. The full WWDC 2020 function is being held online due to the pandemic. Apple’s SVP of engineering Craig Federighi then took to the phase to chat about iOS 14.iOS 14: Application Library, Home Monitor Widgets, and AdditionalThe initial attribute he introduced for iOS was App Library. This is in essence a folder procedure for iOS that allows you to organise apps in neat folders....
    Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Monday that 151 people who work at the Presidential House, where his offices are, have been infected with coronavirus. One of them passed away. Giammattei made the announcement during an activity at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he received a donation from the European Union (EU) of laboratory material for 72,000 coronavirus medical tests. He specified that of the 151 infected, 69 have already recovered and 5 more who were in critical condition have improved their condition. “We have saved ourselves like a belly-up cat,” said the president again, referring to the infections he had previously announced, but which had not reached the current number. The vast majority of infections have been detected...
    Following a significant delay in its initial Season 3 release schedule, fans of martial arts series Cobra Kai will likely sound a sigh of relief over news that the show has found a new home. Per Variety, the spinoff will be leaving its former home on YouTube and will instead be hosted on streaming giant Netflix, a significant acquisition for the industry leader. Given that 1984’s Karate Kid, the story that introduced audiences to plucky teen Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and wise Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), hit theaters on June 22 nearly four decades ago, it seems that audiences around the world are still hungry for more of their favorite characters from the saga. Despite an extremely strong showing on...
    It’s been 22 years since Crash Bandicoot: Warped, the third entry in the original Crash Bandicoot trilogy, and 10 years since the last original Crash Bandicoot game. In other words, Crash fans have been waiting a long time for today’s news: Toys for Bob has a new Crash Bandicoot game in the works, fittingly titled Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Toys for Bob previously worked on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which was a remaster of the original Crash trilogy, as well as the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. The team’s latest project isn’t a remaster, though. Crash Bandicoot 4 is a brand-new game in the Crash series that will pick up immediately after the events of Warped, which...
          U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) announced this week that the feds will send more than $100,000 of taxpayer money to the University of Memphis to study how COVID-19 affects employee morale. Cohen announced this on his website this week. Specifically, Cohen announced that officials with the National Science Foundation will send a $111,999 grant to the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics. Cohen said school officials will use the money “to study how rapid changes in work conditions in response to the pandemic have affected employee well-being.” “Understanding how the rapid transformation of the workforce affected those working from home and those required to work on the front lines, and how each group copes with that...
    THE £300million deal to buy Newcastle is reportedly edging closer with a potential Premier League announcement this week. League bosses have been investigating the Saudi Arabian-led takeover for over two months after Mike Ashley agreed to end his 13-year spell in charge. 3 Mohammad Bin Salman could soon be allowed to buy Newcastle United A number of issues have dogged the deal with the Public Investment Fund backed by Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman criticised for its human rights record. And in an attempt to address the significant concern over Saudi football TV piracy, the country's authorities have vowed to tackle the matter. According to the Mail, those close to the takeover feel that the intervention is designed to help...
    DEVELOPMENT Ryan Cos. US Inc., Minneapolis, has announced the hiring of Maureen Michalski as vice president of development in its Minneapolis office. Michalski joins Ryan to stand as the executive-in-charge for the Ford Site Redevelopment in St. Paul. FEDERAL RESERVE The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis has named Roberta Downing and Ryan Nunn assistant vice presidents in Community Development, both effective June 1. FINANCIAL SERVICES Arden Hills-based insurer Catholic United Financial announced that Michael M. Ahles will serve as the company’s new president, CEO and chairman starting June 16. Ahles has served as the senior vice president and secretary/treasurer of Catholic United since 2012, and will be just the 10th president since the company’s chartering in 1878. Ahles succeeds...
    Eskimo Pie ice cream will undergo a name change after the owner company determined the name to be “derogatory,” Reuters reported on Friday. Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, owner of Eskimo Pie, told Reuters on Friday that the business has been under review, and they “recognize the term is derogatory.” “We are committed to being a part of the solution on racial equality, and recognize the term is derogatory,” Elizabell Marquez, head of marketing at Dreyer’s Grand, said in a statement. “This move is part of a larger review to ensure our company and brands reflect our people values,” Marquez added. Eskimo Pie is just the latest brand that will undergo a major change as the national narrative continues to focus...
    Bandcamp has announced that this Friday, June 19, it will donate 100 percent of its share of sales to the NAACP legal defense fund — and that it will do so annually. In its announcement, the music publishing platform cited the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and “ongoing state-sanctioned violence against Black people in the US” as the impetus for the move.  June 19th is also known as Juneteeth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. In addition to making donations every Juneteenth, Bandcamp said it’s allocating an additional $30,000 per year “to partner with organizations that fight for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.” Further,...
    EA announced today that popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Steam this fall. The game has only been available on PC via Origin, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 since it launched in February 2019. Apex Legends developer Respawn said the game would be getting crossplay this fall as well. Apex Legends isn’t the only EA game coming to Steam — the studio announced that five more EA games, including Titanfall 2 , The Sims 4, Dead Space 3, and A Way Out are all playable “right this second.” Need for Speed: Most Wanted is also now on Steam, according to Kotaku.au. EA first announced that games would be returning to Steam...
    (CNN)A day after a hate crime investigation was opened into nooses found on trees in Oakland, California, a "fake body hanging from a noose" was reported in the same area, according to police.The effigy was found hanging in a tree near Lake Merritt on Thursday morning by a resident, according to a press release from the Oakland Police Department. The resident removed the effigy from the tree and called police, the release said.Nooses found hanging in Oakland trees to be investigated as hate crimesPolice officers found "material stuffed in the shape of a human body with a rope tied around the torso and neck, laying on the ground next to a tree with an American flag lying next to it,"...
    Mötley Crüe along with their fellow heavy metal cronies, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, are back after a weekslong postponement of their summer Stadium Tour due to the coronavirus pandemic -- and the makeup dates have been announced for 2021. “All tickets will be honored for the new dates,” the groups said in a message to fans.“If you are a ticket holder and cannot make the new show, you will receive an e-mail from your ticket provider you can visit livenation.com/refund. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!” The tour is set to commence on June 19, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn., and will make its curtain call on September 12, 2021, in San Diego, Calif. MÖTLEY CRÜE ANNOUNCES REUNION TOUR WITH FELLOW HAIR...
    B&G Foods, the maker of Cream of Wheat, announced Thursday that it would be reviewing the packaging of the longtime breakfast brand, the latest food company to do so after Quaker announced earlier in the week that it was retiring its Aunt Jemima logo because of its racist origins. Since 1893, Cream of Wheat's logo has featured a smiling Black chef, not dissimilar to the Aunt Jemima logo, which featured a smiling Black woman. "We understand there are concerns regarding the Chef image, and we are committed to evaluating our packaging and will proactively take steps to ensure that we and our brands do not inadvertently contribute to systemic racism," B&G said in a statement. "B&G Foods unequivocally stands against prejudice and injustice of any kind."...
    Washington (CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced a review Thursday aimed at increasing racial diversity and "ensuring equal opportunity across all ranks" of the US military.The announcement was made in a video message to the Department of Defense on diversity and inclusiveness and actions he is taking to address the matter across the department. Esper announced a new internal board, the Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion in the Military, that will "conduct a six-month sprint to develop concrete, actionable recommendations to increase racial diversity and ensure equal opportunity across all ranks, and especially in the officer corps."He also announced an advisory board called the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Armed Services.Military data reveals dangerous reality...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos stopped short of making Juneteenth a company holiday, as other business giants have, instead urging workers to cancel all of their Friday meetings. In a memo to employees with the subject line “Juneteenth,” Bezos said that he has spent time “thinking about how recent events in our country have laid bare the systemic racism and injustices that oppress Black individuals and communities.” The world’s richest man wrote that he would be canceling his end-of-week meetings on the Juneteenth holiday — which marks the date on June 19, 1865, when the abolition of slavery was announced in the state of Texas — and suggested that employees follow his lead. He added that Amazon would be staging...
    Atlanta police disputed claims that a large number of officers had walked off the job Wednesday after prosecutors announced charges in connection with the police-involved death of Rayshard Brooks -- but acknowledged that a “higher than usual” number of officers called out of work. The department added that it still has enough resources to maintain operations and respond to calls. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced 11 charges against fired former officer Garrett Rolfe, including felony murder, which could lead to the death penalty if he is convicted, and three charges against officer Devin Brosnan, who has been reassigned. After Howard’s news conference announcing the charges, some critics called for officers to walk off the beat -- and...
    (CNN)The Trump administration is suing former national security adviser John Bolton for alleged breach of contract over his new book, according to a federal court docket.Bolton has announced that he plans to publish a book on his time in the Trump White House over the objections of President Donald Trump. Simon & Schuster announced that Bolton's book, "In the Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir," would be released on June 23.The book will offer an insider account of the events that occurred in the West Wing surrounding Ukraine that led to Trump's impeachment last year.This is a breaking story and will be updated.
    A pro-Trump Democrat in Georgia is pushing for new legislation that would make it a hate crime to attack the president’s supporters – or anybody for political reasons. The proposal from state Rep. Vernon Jones – who announced and then quickly rescinded his resignation earlier this year – is an amendment to existing hate crime legislation that would include attacks based on party and political beliefs. GEORGIA STATE REP WHO ENDORSED TRUMP REVERSES RESIGNATION, CALLS DEMS 'THE BIGOTS THEY CLAIM TO HATE' "It's hate and it's got to stop," Jones told Fox News. The current bill is making its way through the state Senate, and Jones said he will introduce his amendment when the bill comes back to the House, possibly...
    FINANCIAL SERVICES North Sky Capital, a Minneapolis-based investment firm, announced that Patrick Kay and Ryan Fraser have joined the firm. Kay is a principal in the Boston office; Fraser is a vice president in the Minneapolis office. … Piper Sandler Cos., a Minneapolis-based investment bank and institutional securities firm, announced the addition of Mikki Mathews to its public finance investment banking team, specializing in municipal financings. … Thrivent, a Minneapolis-based diversified financial services organization, announced that Mary Jane Fortin will join the organization as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. HEALTH CARE Prime Therapeutics, an Eagan-based pharmacy benefit manager, has named Kyle Skiermont as senior vice president, specialty pharmacy and home delivery services. LAW Three attorneys in the...
    An unnamed player on the Boston Bruins tested positive for COVID-19, but subsequently tested negative twice all while being asymptomatic, the team announced Friday. There have now been 10 known positive coronavirus cases among NHL players since April. The Bruins’ positive case comes a day after the NHL announced that Phase 3 training camps will begin on July 10, while small voluntary group workouts permitted in Phase 2 officially began Monday. “The Bruins will continue to follow CDC recommendations and adhere to the NHL’s protocol,” the club’s statement read. “All Bruins players who have returned to this point during Phase 2 have now returned negative test results. The Bruins, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, are providing these details...
    Jessica Mulroney’s time as a fashion contributor for “Good Morning America” is over. After Canadian lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter accused the stylist and Meghan Markle BFF of exhibiting “textbook white privilege” and “very problematic behavior,” ABC is cutting ties, as first reported by the Daily Mail. see also Markle BFF Jessica Mulroney apologizes amid accusations of white privilege According to lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter, Mulroney exhibited "very problematic... “[Mulroney] is stepping away from her professional engagements and that includes Good Morning America,” the ABC show’s Twitter account shared on Friday. “She will no longer appear on our show.” The fashion star joined “GMA” as a contributor in October 2018, and hosted regular fashion segments for the show. In an Instagram...
    Jessica Mulroney’s time as a fashion contributor for “Good Morning America” is over. After Canadian lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter accused the stylist and Meghan Markle BFF of exhibiting “textbook white privilege” and “very problematic behavior,” ABC is cutting ties, as first reported by the Daily Mail. see also Markle BFF Jessica Mulroney apologizes amid accusations of white privilege According to lifestyle blogger Sasha Exeter, Mulroney exhibited "very problematic... “[Mulroney] is stepping away from her professional engagements and that includes Good Morning America,” the ABC show’s Twitter account shared on Friday. “She will no longer appear on our show.” The fashion star joined “GMA” as a contributor in October 2018, and hosted regular fashion segments for the show. In an Instagram...
    BANGKOK (AP) - Thailand announced Friday it is easing some restrictions that were imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus, including allowing some schools to reopen and scrapping a curfew. The new measures, which take effect Monday, were announced after more than six weeks in which the daily increase in cases was usually less than 10, and almost all new infections originated abroad. Four new cases were announced Friday, bringing the total to 3,129, including 58 deaths. “We should stay vigilant, the risk of a second outbreak remains,” said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, spokesman for the government’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration, who announced the steps. “On Monday, almost all businesses reopen, including ones with high risks. Now Thailand should focus...
    This time last year, E3 was in full-swing, for better or worse. While it's unclear if we'll see another E3 in the future, publishers are taking their big summer showcases to the web. Sony's livestreamed event just wrapped, and while it wasn't as big or splashy as an E3 press conference (the annual gaming trade show was canceled this year due to Covid-19), Sony rolled out some big announcements, chief among them: What the PlayStation 5 actually looks like. We caught a glimpse of the design for the first time today. It's sleek, modern, and looks like it would be at home as set dressing in a cyberpunk movie. I mean that in a good way. For more about...
    New York (CNN Business)Sony teased Thursday which games will be available to play on its upcoming next-gen PlayStation 5 console. The livestream is available over at CNN Underscored.It included some games that already exist on PS4, the current generation gaming console, such as Grand Theft Auto V, coming to the PS5.Here are the highlights:Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spiderman 2 Spider-Man was already a PlayStation 4 exclusive, so fans were expecting the franchise to come to the PS5 as well. Sony confirmed to CNN Business that "Spider-Man: Miles Morales" will be a PS5 exclusive. Read MoreIt's a sequel to the 2018 title featuring Miles, a character best known for appearing in the animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse." The game builds on...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- ABC7 News I-TEAM Reporter Melanie Woodrow has uncovered new information in the death of Sean Monterrosa. A Vallejo Police Department officer shot and killed Monterrosa last Tuesday, June 2 outside of a Walgreens looting.Both the I-TEAM and Monterrosa's family have confirmed Sean Monterrosa's official time of death was 1:31 a.m. Tuesday, June 2nd.Monterrosa's family says it matters to them because it differs from what Chief Shawny Williams said in a press conference.RELATED: Vallejo church leaders call for reform, stand with Black Lives Matter in wake of deadly police shooting"These are the facts as we know them today," said Chief Shawny Williams last Wednesday at a 3 p.m. press conference.A day prior, Tuesday around 12:30 a.m., Vallejo...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced Tuesday that moving forward, the company will celebrate Juneteenth as an official corporate holiday. The annual festival marks the date on June 19, 1865, when the abolition os slavery was announced in the state of Texas. The social network will observe the holiday “forevermore,” Dorsey tweeted, as will Square, the payment company at which he also serves as CEO. Dorsey said that June 19 will be “a day for celebration, education, and connection” for the companies’ employees, and included a link to the official Juneteenth website with history of the holiday. Dorsey’s announcement arrives less than a week after he announced that he was donating $3 million to the charity run by Colin Kaepernick. “$3mm to...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced another drop in the percentage of residents tested for COVID-19 whose results come back positive. The rolling seven-day average positivity rate fell to 7.38%, Hogan announced in a statement. That said, the rates for counties in the D.C. area continue to fall, but are still well above the statewide average: Montgomery County stands at 10.26%, while Prince George’s County is at 11.83%. Still, the statement said, that’s down from heights of 32.64% and 41.96% respectively. The positivity rate in Baltimore City is at 7.98%; in Frederick County, 7.68%. Anne Arundel County is at 7.28%; Howard County is at 6.37%; and Baltimore County is at 6.33%. CLICK TO EXPAND: Positivity rates for Maryland and...
    OF NOTE/MANUFACTURING Maplewood-based 3M Co. announced that Monish Patolawala is appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 1. Patolawala will succeed Nick Gangestad, who has announced his intention to retire. Gangestad will stay on through July 31to ensure an orderly transition. OF NOTE/PHILANTHROPY The Minnesota Council on Foundations and the St. Paul & Minnesota Foundation along with a cross-sector advisory committee, announced it has selected a fourth round of grantees, awarding over $3 million in funds from the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for coronavirus; grants were made to 20 organizations, with $2 million awarded to organizations supporting nonprofit recovery and community resilience in the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community, which is facing a...
    A senior Army researcher said Tuesday that a coronavirus vaccine could possibly be available to some parts of the United States within the year. Col. Wendy Sammons-Jackson, director of the Military Infectious Disease Research Program, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that it was “reasonable to expect that there will be some form of a vaccine." CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Earlier this month, President Trump announced a public-private partnership to develop a COVID-19 vaccine by year-end in what is being called "Operation Warp Speed." Biotech company Moderna reached a significant milestone last month when it announced that its potential COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies in all 45 participants in a trial. Dr. Kayvon Modjarrad, another researcher, said scientists were learning...
    OF NOTE: PHILANTHROPY The Minneapolis Foundation announced that it will deploy $500,000 from its Fund for Safe Communities to support the people of Minneapolis as they strive for justice, equity and healing in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in police custody, and an additional $453,000 in OneMPLS grants to 41 nonprofit organizations that are providing critical services during the COVID-19 crisis. ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS Minneapolis creative agency Bolin announced it has promoted Justin Zwieg to chief creative officer and Lindsey Denne to chief growth officer, and the additions of staff members Kris Growcott, senior creative director and strategist; Ivan Trushin, design director; Shannon Fletcher, copywriter and strategist; Jessica Anderson, director of project management; Mitchell Baker, project Manager, and Aryanna...
    London (CNN)President Donald Trump's announcement Friday that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization carries significant consequences in the US and around the world.The step -- which falls in line with Trump's track record of extracting the US from various international bodies and treaties -- leaves the US effectively isolated on the world stage during a global public health crisis.Here's what you need to know: What does the WHO do?The WHO is a UN agency founded in 1948, only several years after the UN itself was formed. The agency was created to coordinate international health policy, particularly on infectious disease.Read MoreThe organization is comprised of and run by 194 member states. Each member chooses a...