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    Morristown’s annual "Festival on the Green" has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, local officials said. “Our organization looks forward to this event each year to showcase Morristown’s bustling community, unique historic setting and its wide range of outstanding restaurant, retail and service businesses,” said Jennifer Wehring, executive director for the Morristown Partnership. “Currently, outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 500 people, and social distancing must be practiced. With a history of the festival attracting over 60,000 attendees over the course of the day, such a drastic reduction in visitors would not be in keeping with the spirit of the event, and the logistical and financial obstacles it would entail to proceed safely makes it unattainable in 2020.”...
    Election Day in the U.S. is less than 100 days away, and with the coronavirus still raging, misinformation spreading, and voter suppression tactics growing more insidious, many worry that accessing polls will be a unique challenge in November. That’s why Tim Jacobs founded the Church of Universal Suffrage, a legally recognized religion that hosts “weekly meditation on the nature of voter suppression” and observes every voting day in the U.S. as a religious holiday, which—legally speaking—affords church members some handy privileges, like the right to take the day off from work. The church was inspired by a Reddit discussion about how several states are stifling vote-by-mail efforts. Since then, the non-profit organization has spread to all 50 states and many...
    Calif. mom disappears during pandemic road trip Recall: Red onions expected in salmonella outbreak shipped to all 50 states and Canada Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Getty / ROBYN BECK 10 Times Beyoncé Pulled Up For the Black Community, Even Before Black Is King Beyoncé is notorious for being hush-hush when it comes to her private life. Her work and support might not always be publicized, but Beyoncé's continued efforts to help marginalized communities, specifically the Black community, are endless. Quite frankly, in the era of performative wokeness, her true and intentional acts...
    Cary DeVan, 82, was arrested for DUI last Thursday after downing vodka following President Trump's TV speech A retired IBM manager who was busted for DUI has blamed President Donald Trump for driving him to drink before taking to the streets in his golf buggy. Cary DeVan, 82, was arrested 90 minutes after Trump finished his 32-minute coronavirus briefing last Thursday. DeVan, who was the Global Service Planning Manager at IBM Global Solutions in North Carolina for 16 years between 1994 and 2010, was caught by police in Florida after he wrecked the vehicle. The red golf cart was found a mile outside of The Villages complex where he lives. The axle broke and the windshield got dislodged after...
    CHICAGO — A suspect has been arrested in the murder of 9-year-old Janari Ricks and the Cabrini Green community played a key role in the arrest, Chicago Police officials said Monday. Speaking at a press conference Monday outside the Near North (18th) Police District, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said a suspect is in custody and police are working with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to determine charges. He stressed that main reason for the quick arrest was neighbors who spoke up. “We’re not in this position without the help of the community who came forward and gave us information which allowed us to identify and arrest the suspect,” Deenihan said. “So, all the video in the world...
    NEW YORK -- As we navigate the challenges of living through this difficult time, people are finding new ways to connect, share, enjoy life, encourage and support each other. Here at abc7NY.com, we are sharing community events from around our area to participate in - virtually, until we can gather again!KIDS AND FAMILIES Marvel Madness Family Disco When: Tuesday August 11 at 12-1 p.m.Link: https://www.kidsdancerevolution.com/Info: Spend some family time dancing with your kids at this virtual disco event. There will be arts, crafts and party favors made from household items. Virtual Self-Paced Microsoft Certifications Link: https://learn.sunyattain.org/local/user/contact.php?s=HBBInfo: Study for tests get a IT Certification or learn another language with a free Microsoft course. The Stay Home Sessions: Live Stream and Chill...
    Cuba inaugurates its first Catholic radio station, making it the first time that the Church on the island has continuously broadcast radio from an online platform. Dioceses across the country have correspondents charged with reflecting events from their territories and linking them to the work of some religious congregations. “This initiative seeks to train and inform the Cuban Catholic community through social networks, build bridges and connect its members in the Caribbean country or abroad, as well as encouraging young people to commit themselves specifically to Christian life, according to the teachings of the Church and its doctrine ”, explains Jorge Luis Nodal, young director of RCJ Radio. With the arrival of the Covid-19, the urgent need arises...
    Online garden party Cancer CAREpoint, a nonprofit San Jose resource center, is holding this year’s Garden Party fundraiser online Sunday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m. The event, which in past years has taken place at a picturesque home in Saratoga, is free and open to any resident who wants to participate in the auctions or raffle activities. Visit www.cancercarepoint.org/events/gardenparty to register. Sign up for trail crew The city’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department has scheduled volunteer opportunities through December at Alum Rock Park. Volunteers can sign up online at tinyurl.com/AlumRockVolunteer to be part of the Alum Rock Trail Crew, a group that helps maintain the hiking trails that have been heavily used during the pandemic. The next volunteer...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up in Northampton, Easthampton, and Belchertown, while Amherst's positive test rate continues to decline, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent earlier this month. (Massachusetts does not provide 7-day positive test rates for municipalities, only 14-day rates.) Every Hampshire County community met that 5 percent goal in the most recent reporting period released by the governor’s office on Friday, July 31. In Northampton the positive...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are surging in Brookfield, North Brookfield, and Spencer, while Worcester's positive test rate is below the month's high in the city, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Meanwhile, in West Brookfield and Webster, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate is going down. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7 percent earlier this month. (Massachusetts does not provide 7-day positive test rates for municipalities, only 14-day rates.) Every Worcester County community met that 5 percent...
    Play is re-EnActed As part of its “Women EnActe for Themselves” online series, Sunnyvale’s EnActe Arts is staging a repeat virtual performance of Reena Kapoor’s “Art of the Possible” on Aug. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Kapoor’s play kicked off the series, which spotlights women performers and playwrights, on June 27. The drama follows the conflict between a mother and her daughter who has decided to divorce her upper-class husband. Register to view the encore presentation at enacte.org. Indoor outdoor events During the pandemic, those who want to enjoy nature from the comfort and safety of their home can avail themselves of online events hosted by Bay Area Older Adults. The group isn’t holding its regular group hikes but has...
    Montalvo masks The Montalvo Service Group is combining its mission to raise funds for the Montalvo Arts Center with a project to help people stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Group members have made dozens of masks in all different styles that are now on sale at Montalvo, 15400 Montalvo Road. Masks will be sold on site only Tuesday mornings and Sunday afternoons while supplies last; they are not available online. The reusable cloth masks are going for a $10 donation to Montalvo. Indoor outdoor events During the pandemic, those who want to enjoy nature from the comfort and safety of their home can avail themselves of online events hosted by Bay Area Older Adults. The group isn’t holding its...
    Positive COVID-19 test rates are going up, slowly, in Chicopee and Wilbraham, while West Springfield’s positive test rate continues to decline and Russell’s wildly high rate is starting to flatten out, according to the most recent information from the Baker Administration. Meanwhile, in Springfield, the 14-day COVID-19 positive test rate went up a little from last week to 2.9 percent, but it’s still below a high of 3.4 percent in the city earlier this month. In Massachusetts, the goal is that by December the state will have less than 5 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive. On Aug. 1, Gov. Charlie Baker reported the state’s 7-day positive test rate was at 2.1 percent, up from a low of 1.7...
    Indoor outdoor events During the pandemic, those who want to enjoy nature from the comfort and safety of their home can avail themselves of online events hosted by Bay Area Older Adults. The group isn’t holding its regular group hikes but has posted two virtual trail walks: Birding at Shoreline can be found at https://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2020-virtual-hikes#july2020shoreline, while those who want to take a naturalist walk at the closed preserve at Little Uvas Creek can visit https://www.bayareaolderadults.org/2020-virtual-hikes#may2020littleUvas. Other upcoming events focus on the area’s natural history. A retired soil and groundwater specialist will give an online talk on “Mining and Mineralogy” on Sept. 10, The speaker will discuss the New Almaden mines in San Jose as well as mines all over the world,...
    Anthony Bruce could barely talk about the beach that bears his family’s name without feeling a sharp pain, a tug at the heart. More than a century ago, his ancestors had turned this small corner of Manhattan Beach into a popular resort — one where Black people could dip their toes in the sand and bask in their own slice of the California dream. But their white neighbors, in this very white town, ran them all away. “This is our legacy, this beach,” Bruce said. “It has haunted my family for ages.” Today, most see Bruce’s Beach as a pretty park with jasmine and coastal live oak overlooking the sea. In this affluent town of 35,000 — known...
    In my nearly fifty years as a resident of Montbello, I've seen a lot of change in Denver Public Schools. As a parent, retired DPS teacher and community member, I'm accustomed to fighting to get what our kids deserve. And now, after serving on the Reimagine the SPF committee, I want the Board of Education to adopt the recommendations we collaboratively developed over the course of nine months. The School Performance Framework or SPF, was supposed to be a way for families to determine if a school offers a quality education. Sadly, the color-coded school report cards were "weaponized" — used by DPS to determine which schools should be closed. In our community, school after school was shut down and...
    On Saturday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke to local media as NFL pre-season training begins to ramp up. Brees opened with a statement regarding the controversy surrounding his June 3 interview with Yahoo Finance during which he was asked about anthem-kneeling. The quarterback stated that he has always “felt compelled to serve,” which is allegedly why he and his wife moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After expressing that his time in the city has been incredibly “rewarding,” Brees addressed the interview directly. NOLA has provided the following partial transcript: Going back to my comment on June 3, to think for a second that New Orleans or the state of Louisiana or the black community would think that I...
    A group of people listen to speakers recount stories of their loved ones who were killed by police during a demonstration outside the Hennepin County Government Center on June 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests and demonstrations have continued in cities around the world in the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis Police custody on May 25. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Communities are more than just the places we live and work, they are our homes. They are where we meet friends and partners, where we start families and raise children. They can also be places that cause joy and pain. That pain is often targeted, methodical and overwhelmingly impacts Black people. This pain doesn’t come from the...
    Miss Phylis Omido, a Kenyan environmental activist in Mombasa in 2018 After a decade of campaigning, Kenyan environmental activist Phyllis Omido won a court ruling that awarded $12m (£9.2m) to a community poisoned by lead pollution from a nearby factory, as the BBC’s Basillioh Mutahi reports. When, in 2009, Ms Omido explained to her employer that their business of battery recycling could “end up killing” the people living near the plant, she was asked never to talk about it again. This was the first of many times she was told to be quiet, but she did not do as she was told. At 31, the business management graduate had just joined Kenya Metal Refineries, a firm in the coastal...
    Shakespeare at Home Shakespeare in the Park has become Shakespeare at Home as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival transitions its public theater program, which normally includes performances at Cupertino’s Memorial Park each summer, to a virtual format. The company is using Zoom and OBS technologies to stage free, live virtual performances of “King Lear.” The production runs through Aug. 9, with performances Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. at youtube.com/user/SFShakes. Indoor outdoor events During the pandemic, those who want to enjoy nature from the comfort and safety of their home can avail themselves of online events hosted by Bay Area Older Adults. The group isn’t holding its regular group hikes but has posted two virtual trail walks:...
    TEXAS – Due to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, many immigrants from North Texas have been unable to pay their rent or basic services. Some even have difficulty bringing food to their homes, as many of them have limited resources due to their immigration status. However, representatives of different programs in the Metroplex want the immigrant community to know that they are not alone since there is a lot of help for those affected. In some cases, people can receive the money, either to pay their rent or other household services. Here is a list of available resources: FINANCIAL AID / FREE FOOD / DONATIONS FREE FOOD CLINICS AT LOW COST AND / OR FREEHealing Hands Ministries...
    Mutua Madrid Open – Coronavirus They have sent a letter to their director Feliciano Lpez Feliciano Lpez and Manolo Santana. Mutua Madrid Open He Mutua Madrid Open is in serious danger of not contesting, once the Madrid’s community has sent a letter to its director, Feliciano Lopez, in which he “discourages” the event, scheduled for September, to take place due to the “current situation of increase of cases” in the capital of Spain and “unknown forecast of evolution regarding the pandemic in the city of Madrid”, as reflected in the letter, published by El Confidencial. “It is inadvisable to hold the tournament on September 2020, due to the aforementioned health risk that it would pose to both the public...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Neighborhoods across Minneapolis are dealing with an uptick in the number of daily shootings. Shot spotter activations are up 72% from this time last year. Many in these communities turn to social media to see what happened over night and there are details of who was shot, where and when. Mayor Jacob Frey gave city council members numbers to back up what residents experience every day. “During the week of July 14, there were 146 shot spotter activations. During the week of July 21, there were 152 activations,” said Frey Frey says in the past two weeks, 32 people have been shot. Many were innocent bystanders. “Year-to-date this has been a higher shooting victim total than the last...
    ALAMEDA — The City Council has rejected a proposal that called for cutting up to 42 percent of the Alameda Police Department’s budget and shifting the money into social service programs. The council’s decision Tuesday followed public push-back, including from those who said such a deep cut in police resources would make residents vulnerable to becoming victims of crime. “I think there is some reason for us to change the culture of the police force,” Councilman Tony Daysog said. “But I think having those budget reductions was putting the cart before the horse.” Multiple people wrote emails to the council about defunding the police, which had been proposed by Vice Mayor John Knox White and Councilman Jim Oddie. “Yes, the...
    DON'T panic, because domestic football in England isn't gone for long. After the FA Cup final on August 1, teams across the country are already turning their attention to next season which is set to restart on September 12. 2Liverpool's participation in the Community Shield is surrounded in mystery But before the big kick-off, the Community Shield will see two Premier League giants face-off at the Home of Football. Which teams will play? As ever, the Community Shield will be held at Wembley Stadium. It usually pits the winner of the Premier League against the FA Cup holders. But there are doubts about whether Liverpool will appear - as revealed exclusively by SunSport. Their name did not appear on the...
    Fishermen have been struggling during the COVID 19 pandemic. Since several restaurants have closed, there has been less of a demand for fish causing the fish market to completely collapse. Fish that were once selling for $4 dollars are now selling for 50 cents, a price we haven't seen since the '80s. The Shore Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant is hoping to help the fishermen by buying from them directly and selling to the local community. During the first weekend, they sold over seven tons of fish! The local community experiencing what fresh fish tastes like and helping the fishermen keep their boats running at the same time. #BeLocalishShore Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant Facebook | Instagram
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY MARTA RYBCZYNSKI On Friday, Mayor de Blasio is set to give basic guidelines for reopening schools in New York City, yet medical experts themselves are still struggling to come to a consensus on how to execute the school year safely.   As the school year quickly approaches, families are having to face the difficult decision of whether or not to send loved ones back to the classroom. We don’t want you to have to deal with this uncertain time alone. In an effort to help you make the best decision for your family, we’ve collected the opinions of community leaders and...
    During an appearance on Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” syndicated radio talker Mark Levin hammered former President Barack Obama for the eulogy he delivered earlier in the day at a funeral service for Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Levin took particular issue with Obama’s willingness to criticize the country under his predecessor President Donald Trump, but according to Levin, he had not extended a helping hand to the Black community in his post-presidential life. Transcript as follows: LEVIN: You know, Sean, that speech by Obama reminded me of the good old days of Obama when he was a community activist hanging out with domestic terrorists. He was probably really getting into the, you know, Molotov cocktails, and all the...
    Conservative commentator Mark Levin claimed former President Barack Obama has abused the black community more than any modern politician. He delivered a fiery retort Thursday evening to Obama after the first black president delivered the eulogy at the funeral of the late Civil Rights Movement leader and congressman John Lewis in Atlanta in which he spoke about protecting voting rights for minorities and law enforcement's use of force. "Obama has milked this country for everything it's worth. He's milked it for maximum power," Levin told Fox News host Sean Hannity. "He and his wife are now worth tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars having sold their presidency after they left office. He gives these speeches...
    SPORT is nothing without fans, but it's going to be some time yet before stadiums nationwide can welcome back supporters in person. With coronavirus infection rates on the rise in England, the government has stepped in to introduce new rules as of July 31. 2Socially distanced fans this week at The OvalCredit: PA:Press Association What are the new rules? New measures were set to come into force from August 1, with pilot schemes in force to see fans returning to stadiums across the UK. These included at The Oval for cricket, where 1,000 socially-distanced spectators took to the stands for Surrey vs Middlesex. But speaking at a Downing Street press conference today, Boris Johnson said such trials "must pause" as...
    SPORT is nothing without fans, but it's going to be some time yet before stadiums nationwide can welcome back supporters in person. With coronavirus infection rates on the rise in England, the government has stepped in to introduce new rules as of July 31. 2Socially distanced fans this week at The OvalCredit: PA:Press Association What are the new rules? New measures were set to come into force from August 1, with pilot schemes in force to see fans returning to stadiums across the UK. These included at The Oval for cricket, where 1,000 socially-distanced spectators took to the stands for Surrey vs Middlesex. But speaking at a Downing Street press conference today, Boris Johnson said such trials "must pause" as...
    Virginia Military Institute wont remove Confederate statues or rename buildings The restaurant apocalypse is much worse than I thought, Jim Cramer says 2020 GLAAD Media Awards: See Every Star Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community The 2020 GLAAD Media Awards raised a toast to the LGBTQ+ community.  © Provided by E! GLAAD On Thursday, July 30, comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere co-hosted the annual ceremony, which aired virtually due to constraints caused by the pandemic. Nevertheless, celebs like Demi Lovato, Gabrielle Union, Cara Delevingne, Lil Nas X, the cast of Pose and so many more were on hand for the celebration of inclusion, acceptance and love.  Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft ...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on Republican House leadership to introduce a resolution to censure a state representative who says people are harassing him online for not wearing a mask. “We need the Republicans to stop spreading misinformation to the general public, and we badly need them to be more responsible and more responsive to the health and wellbeing of all Pennsylvanians. This dangerous, reckless behavior is not welcome in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a statement Thursday. This comes in response to Republican state rep. Russ Diamond’s statement saying that as pictures and videos of him without a mask are going around on the internet, “incidents of harassment and specifically hate and intolerance” against him...
    New York (CNN Business)The small city of Owensboro, Kentucky, has been extremely lucky in this recession. While the rest of America grapples with historically high unemployment, Owensboro's job market has emerged relatively unscathed.Out of 389 metropolitan areas tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it's the only city in the nation where the unemployment rate hasn't risen over the past year. City officials chalk that up to its biggest employers: health care providers, bourbon and tobacco producers, and makers of personal protective equipment."We've managed it as a community," Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson told CNN Business on Wednesday. To date, Watson said the city had about 500 confirmed coronavirus cases, which have led to 53 people being hospitalized and eight deaths.Whereas...
    Streaming jazz series Los Gatos Music and Arts continues Jazz Off the Plazz, its free virtual concert series, on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Sept. 9. The series, streaming at www.jazzontheplazz.com, was developed in lieu of the regular summer Jazz on the Plazz series, which was cancelled due to the pandemic. Next month’s lineup starts Aug. 5 with the John Storie and Alex Frank Duo presenting “Jazz Stories From LA,” live-streamed from Los Angeles. Up next are Sara Niemetz and Snuffy Walden on Aug. 12, playing jazz standards and originals. They’re followed on Aug. 19 by Skyline Hot Club, a band formed by Kevan Smedt and Jason Bellenkes through their mutual love of swing music and the music of Django Reinhardt....
    CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device With millions of Californians out of work and struggling to feed their families, getting help during the coronavirus pandemic can mean waiting in a miles-long line of cars outside a food bank. Or, in some Bay Area neighborhoods, it can mean opening an unassuming refrigerator sitting on the side of the road. That’s the goal of the community fridge movement — an alternative solution to hunger popularized in New York City and now sweeping California. So far, local organizers have installed refrigerators in Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and an effort is underway to set one up in San Jose. “It’s just starting to...
    Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities have been hit hardest by the coronavirus. Black Americans, according to the CDC, are 2.5 times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared to their White counterparts. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease doctor, sat down with BET to speak about why minority communities have such a high number of infections, hospitalizations and death rates and what can be done to fix the disparity. View the full interview with Dr. Fauci on BET.com. Marc Lamont Hill: The African American community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus. Can you help me, first of all, make sense of why that's happening? Dr. Fauci: It's what I call a double whammy against the minority, but...
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Russ Diamond issued a controversial statement scolding people online for “hateful comments towards [the] unmasked community” in what appears to be a mockery of a recent statement against transphobia. Hide As the coronavirus crisis continues throughout the United States, there has been a rise in videos shaming people for refusing to wear masks despite the overwhelming evidence that masks help contain the spread of COVID-19. These anti-maskers claim that it’s their “right” not to wear a mask, and now Diamond is all but equating their public shamings to a hate crime. Hide The legislator shared a statement to his Twitter account on Wednesday morning, first saying that he wanted to address “multiple incidents of harassment and specifically...
    Greg Dailey's newspaper delivery route has taken on a new meaning. Greg Dailey Greg Dailey is a newspaper deliveryman from East Windsor, New Jersey.  After completing his delivery route one morning in March, one of his older clients called to ask if he could deliver her paper closer to her door since she had trouble reaching the sidewalk. The moment inspired Dailey to deliver groceries to people in need, using his newspaper route to connect with seniors and at-risk people in the community. Dailey said that with the help of his family and volunteers, he's delivered groceries more than 900 times since he started in mid-March. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Greg Dailey has been delivering newspapers...
    The Arlington Independent School District (AISD) Board of Directors month invites the community to its session this Wednesday, July 29 starting at 6:15 pm Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said that the meeting will discuss how students and staff will return to school during the 2020-2021 school year. Today’s meeting will be broadcast live on the AISD website and on the YouTube channel. AISD currently plans to start school on August 17 in an online learning format. Virtual learning will continue until September 27. The school district said it has partnered with Tarrant County Public Health and city public health authorities to review and adjust practices and systems related to social distancing, personal protective equipment, and hygiene protocols. Facial covers...
    Click here if viewing from a mobile device. Santa Clara County public health officials give updates on the COVID-19 crisis at 10 a.m. PT. Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, County of Santa Clara COVID-19 Testing Officer, will also discuss the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the Latinx community. Related Articles Coronavirus: California breaks single-day death record, with fatalities all over the state Coronavirus: These 8 killers died on San Quentin’s Death Row 2 Bay Area artists offer starkly different takes COVID-19 pandemic Cloverleaf Family Bowl knocked down by coronavirus Screen time and kids: Parents need to worry less about hours logged
    As residents have slowly retreated to Scotland's mainland, the local government is hoping to entice new residents. MarkGillow/Getty Images The Isle of Rum, an island off the coast of Scotland, is searching for new residents to fill its nearly deserted community. The isle is home to about 30 people, and to entice new islanders, leaders are building four eco-friendly homes with affordable rent. The call for residents is aimed at young families with children, which the community hopes will help fill the island's practically empty schools.  Applications are due Friday and can be found on the Isle of Rum Community Trust's website.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. To get to the remote Isle of Rum, visitors...
    “Community leaders need to lock arms with law enforcement,” Ted Williams, a former Washington D.C., police detective, told “Fox & Friends First” on Tuesday reacting to the increase in homicides and shootings in several cities across the country. Williams, a Fox News contributor, also said it seems like “right now we are somewhat frozen in time.” He added that the current situation is also affecting homicide investigations. “You have law enforcement officers around this country where morale is terribly low in police departments and as a result of that, these crimes are not solved as fast as one would want them to have been solved,” Williams said. Host Jillian Mele pointed to statistics from Minneapolis, Chicago and the New York City police, which showed that homicides in those...
    As per the official announcement, poor Magikarp is primarily known for “being an easy target for predators” and is often called “underpowered” and “pathetic,” but the Fish Pokémon is nonetheless going to be the star of August’s Pokémon Go Community Day. On Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in your local time, Magikarp will be more common, which will thereby also increase the chances of coming across a Shiny Magikarp. If a Magikarp is evolved during the event window, the evolved Gyarados will automatically learn the move Aqua Tail. (Evolving will also be made a little easier, as exclusive Field Research tasks will earn players more Magikarp Candies.) August’s Community Day Box will include 30 Ultra Balls,...
    SAN ANTONIO – Pickleball is a fast-growing sport around the country. There’s even a new location to play here in San Antonio called Chicken N Pickle. The business that started just as the pandemic hit is now working to help the medical professionals on the frontlines. “It’s a mixture between volleyball and tennis rules on a tennis court like life-sized ping pong,” Michael Brian, Chicken N Pickle community engagement leader, said. Pickleball isn’t new, but it is becoming more and more popular especially during this pandemic. “You’re more than 12 feet away from your opponent so it’s perfect for the COVID times,” Brian said. Chicken N Pickle-San Antonio demonstrates pickleball for Instant Replay Team And it’s a sport anyone can...
    Tuesday, during an appearance on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett discussed the previous administration’s role in the counterintelligence investigation into the 2016 elections. Host Maria Bartiromo asked if President Barack Obama was involved in the affair. Jarrett denied it and said it was handled by the intel community. “I ask you, did President Obama direct any of this?” Bartiromo said. “That’s not how it works,” Jarrett replied. “That’s not how our investigations work. That — we leave that to the intelligence community to bring forward information. And — and the dossier, I would imagine, would be one piece of a much bigger puzzle.” “And so if you’re saying, is it important to...
    An orca is pictured peering out of the water. Getty Images Two years ago, Tahlequah the orca became famous after it was reported that she carried her dead calf with her for 17 days. Scientists told The Seattle Times that Tahlequah is pregnant again in an exciting development for the orca in a whale community that is struggling to survive.  Southern resident killer whales, like Tahlequah, represent the smallest of four communities within the Northeastern portion of North America Pacific Ocean. They struggle to survive and their pregnancies are often unsuccessful. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Tahlequah the orca became famous when she carried her dead 300-pound daughter with her for 17 days and over 1,000...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City To mark an unprecedented simultaneous infusion of new talent at four CUNY colleges, Schneps Media will host a free Meet the Presidents webinar with the new leaders of LaGuardia Community College, Queens College, Queensborough Community College, and York College on Thursday, July 30, from 6 to 7 p.m. Moderated by Jacob Kaye, the digital editor of QNS, the new CUNY presidents including Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, the president of York College, Frank H. Wu, the president of Queens College, Kenneth Adams, the president-designate of LaGuardia Community College and Dr. Christine Mangino, the president-designate of Queensborough Community College, will discuss their backgrounds, presidential missions and share messages of...
    HUMBOLDT PARK — After a non-binding vote and two community forums, members of Roberto Clemente Community Academy’s local school council has formally removed school officers from campus. The 9-1 vote Monday night means the Humboldt Park high school is now the third Chicago school to eliminate school resource officers, after Northside College Prep and Benito Juarez Community Academy. Protesters have demanded Chicago Public Schools cut ties with the Chicago Police Department — as has happened in Minneapolis — and remove officers from schools as part of a larger movement against police violence. City and district leaders have resisted taking widespread action, instead urging local school councils to make their own decisions. Most schools already have opted to retain school police while other councils...
    And it has come to the inevitable. The Marlins are facing a COVID-19 outbreak in their clubhouse, according to multiple reports, with 11 of 33 position players (roster and taxi squad) testing positive for the coronavirus. After the Marlins’ home opener against the Orioles was banged on Monday, the Yankees vs. Phillies matchup in Philadelphia — where the Marlins had just been over the weekend — was canned, as well. This leads to more harrowing questions. Will the MLB season go on as planned? MORE: MLB’s coronavirus rules, explained According to Craig Mish, the 2020 season is reportedly “in jeopardy” following the report that Marlins players and personnel tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Waiting to hear if the 2020 MLB season has...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Denver Mayor Michael Hancock delivered the annual State of the City address Monday. Mayor Hancock discussed the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the economic impact, racism, police enforcement and helping people struggling with homelessness. Read his full statement: Denver: We’re doing the State of the City address a little differently this year, because, for now, the best way to be together is to be apart. And staying together, as a community, is more important than ever before. In these last few months, we’ve faced uncertainty, upheaval and loss. But we have also acted with resolve. Resolve to define together what a better city looks like – and attain it. The resolve to create a better...
    THE Walking Dead's latest spin-off World Beyond is just a few months away and is set to take a very different path to the main series. The latest show to join The Walking Dead franchise has previously been framed as a "coming of age story" set a decade into the zombie apocalypse. 4The Walking Dead: World Beyond is set for an October release It will track a group of teens setting out on adventure outside of the wall of their heavily guarded community. Now showrunner Matt Negretem, speaking at a Comic-Con@Home panel, confirmed the season premiere will kick off with the characters on Monument Day - a holiday marking the annual anniversary of The Night the Sky Fell. "There's two...
    Wildlife poaching has negative side-effects that affect local communities, wildlife populations, and the environment. It is a crime fueled by a lucrative black market trade of animal parts. The animal parts are sold as novelty items and are sold for their “medicinal” properties. Environmental groups, animal rights groups, government agencies, and even the Duke of Cambridge are calling for an end to wildlife poaching. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), and The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF) are leading international efforts to end wildlife poaching. Poachers kill for profit. For example, bear gall bladders and big horned sheep antlers are worth top dollar for their so-called medicinal properties. This past November, at...
    FANS of The Walking Dead are finally set to get some answers about the organisation that saved Rick Grimes. The long-running zombie drama left viewers reeling when a gravely injured Rick (Andrew Lincoln) was rescued by a mysterious helicopter, which was called in by Jadis (Pollyann McIntosh). 4Jadis called in a helicopter to airlift Rick to safety The former sheriff was gravely injured after blowing up a bridge full of walkers in a bid to prevent them from reaching his people. He in turn was caught up in the explosion, but managed to survive against all odds. In upcoming spin-off series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, audiences will learn more about the community that took Rick in. During a Comic...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside Community Hospital is one of the busiest in the Inland Empire, and it's also now the county's first and only Level 1 trauma center after earning the accreditation earlier this month."You have basically a lot of these services available, so cardiothoracic surgeons, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and a lot of subspecialty services that are all really able to take care of a critically injured patient," said Dina Elias, with Riverside Community Hospital.The designation comes two years after the hospital invested $400 million in a patient tower while also expanding its emergency services to the community.Annually, it's emergency room cares for 124,000 patients, 4,000 of them are trauma patients.With the coronavirus pandemic, doctors and nurses there are...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Black Lives Matter movement has been growing over the last couple of months, but members of the deaf community now want their message to be heard. They’re reminding the community and the movement that just because they can’t hear, doesn’t mean they don’t matter. Pittsburgh artist, writer, and director – Emmai Alaquiva says the idea came from his 8-year-old daughter. “When I explained to her what was going on, she understood the magnitude that Black Lives Matter, so she began making these signs around the house – BLM here, BLM there,” he said. “One day she said, ‘dad, there’s no one doing sign language at these protests, what’s going on?'” With that, Alaquiva...
    ABCVALENCIA Updated: 07/24/2020 19: 21h Save The residences and day centers for the elderly in the Valencian Community will remain in phase 3 of the de-escalation until there is a coronavirus vaccineIn addition, next week the measures that will apply to them in that phase will be tightened. This was announced this Friday by the vice president of the Consell, Monica Oltra, in the press conference after the plenary session, in which he specified that the evolution of the pandemic changes every day and it is possible that it will entail the introduction of “many more changes, more restrictive”, in different areas. Image of Vice President Oltra taken this Friday – EFE As an example, he explained that the...
    BERTHOUD, Colo. (CBS4) — Demonstrators who gathered in Berthoud Sunday morning to show support for law enforcement were met with counter-protesters. Police said there was a scuffle between the groups early on, but they were separated. This comes after protests over the death of Elijah McClain turned violent Saturday night in Aurora. (credit: CBS) The “Back the Blue” walk and rally took place at Fickel Park, on Mountain Ave (Highway 56), between 6th and 7th Streets. Ryan Armagost organized the rally and said he hoped it would be a “small, low-key community event.” (credit: CBS) On Thursday, Armagost wrote on Facebook, “It has grown beyond the span of my control… I organized this and I want to let everyone know...
    Former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that while children may not suffer from coronavirus to the same degree as adults, there is still a lot of unknowns when it comes to how they are affected and having kids in school this fall could prove difficult in some places. In an interview with Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures," Frieden noted the concern with whether or not opening schools will be safe for faculty and staff -- as well as students' families -- but said that in areas where case numbers are staying low it may be safe. NEW JERSEY GYM OWNERS ON FIGHTING BACK AGAINST COVID-19 SHUTDOWN: 'WE REFUSE TO BE LOCKED OUT AND BULLIED' “One thing we know is that kids...
    Hand lettering meets high tech Vino Paint is hosting an online workshop Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. for those who want to learn the basics and the art of hand lettering. No experience is necessary to join this introductory class, where instructor Sonya Paz will share which tools and skills sets she uses to create hand-lettered gifts. The class is for budding artists ages 14 and older. Registration is $32 until Aug. 3 and $38 Aug. 3-7 at https://vinopaint.com/event/vp-virtual-lettering-081320-event. The price includes a class workshop kit with Paz’s favorite pen, papers, templates and a hand-lettering basics guide. Each attendee should have extra paper to complete a small project during the workshop and then develop their skills from there. Open...
    Learn to tap online The Montalvo Arts Center is hosting an Absolute Beginner Tap class online on Aug. 5. Students will explore the rhythms and sounds of different techniques to then create their own combination. Bay Area choreographer Lee Ann Payne leads this step-by-step class to build skills to identify and demonstrate tap coordination and terminology for would-be dancers of all ages. Payne is also the director of finance at Montalvo. No tap shoes required, as hard sole shoes are sufficient to learn these basic moves. The class will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.  via Zoom. Prior to the event, registrants will receive a link and password via email, as well as additional instructions if necessary. Registration is $30...
    Madrid, Jul 26 (EFE) .- The President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has advanced this Sunday that the new plan against COVID developed by the Ministry of Health, to be presented this coming week, includes an increase in trackers. This was stated in statements to journalists by the funeral mass in memory of the victims of the coronaviurs, which has been organized by the San Martín de Valdeiglesias City Council. “This week we are going to present the plan of the Community of Madrid that we have been preparing for weeks, and one part is that of the trackers,” said the president. Ayuso has assured that more than 60,000 PCR, ELISA or serological tests are being carried...
    Breakfast with the NAACP The Sunnyhills Neighborhood Association is hosting a virtual breakfast meeting Aug. 1 with Silicon Valley NAACP President the Rev. Jethroe Moore and members of the NAACP Youth Chapter to discuss Campaign Zero: An Agenda to End Police Violence. The agenda includes research-based policy solutions for every level of government that have effectively reduced police shootings and other forms of police violence. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. RSVP to info@sunnyhillsneighborhood.org for the link to the discussion. Candidate filing open Campaign season is underway in Milpitas, where candidates have announced their intention to run for local government seats. Richard Tran is seeking his third term as mayor. He’s up against repeat candidate Voltaire Montemayor, a retired...
    Planning ahead Four new members joined the San Jose Planning Commission this month: George Casey, Deborah Torrens, Justin Lardonis and Jorge Antonio Garcia. Mariel Caballero, whose term on the commission lasts until 2024, was voted commission chair for the 2020-21 fiscal year, and Rolando Bonilla, whose term on the commission expires in 2022, will serve as vice chair. The planning commission is charged with the approval of development projects throughout the city. Water signs Spice up the family’s next game of “I Spy” with a new challenge from Valley Water and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. The two organizations are sponsoring the Great Sign Hunt 2020, a contest to find thousands of bright blue signs around the county dedicated...
    Artists Detour and Hiero Veiga, thank you for capturing these faces. Your work ensures that folks will say their names for a lifetime, and their innocent faces will never be forgotten. Your work is powerful and impactful — but the reality is, I am so sorry that you had to paint under these circumstances. I just don’t want to see these works for their reality. When I visit the mural sites, these visual expressions of history tell a tragic but factual account of our world. However, when I close my eyes to picture the history that was supposed to be, I am reminded these stories are continuously hijacked from our communities. At the moment, my eyes close; it’s like...
    343 Industries has prompt that its designs for Halo Infinite public testing could have to be scaled back again or reworked as a final result of “the unparalleled troubles of this year”. Ideas for Halo Infinite exam flights have been initial announced again in 2018 and, in accordance to studio head Chris Lee, the community opinions that comes from these types of tests has demonstrated to be “instrumental” in bringing Halo: The Master Chief Selection to Computer system. Nevertheless, in a publish revealed on the Halo Waypoint weblog, Lee admits that “given the unparalleled challenges of this 12 months, we’re not fairly in which we envisioned to be in conditions of broader general public flighting” when it comes to Halo...
    A. Caparrós / T. Jiménez Updated: 07/24/2020 08: 38h Save Update 08: 38Covid outbreaks-19: 31 outbreaks with 336 infected in the first month without alarm state The Valencian Community has registered a total of 31 coronavirus outbreaks since the end of the alarm state, totaling 336 infected. Eight of them affect more than ten people, and the most numerous is that of Gandia, with 84 positives for Covid-19, although since last Tuesday no new cases have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health. 19: 51The Festival de l’horta Turia postpones its fourth edition until 2021 The organization will return the amount of the tickets to all those who have already purchased them. [Lea la información completa aquí] 18: 46...
    COCKEYSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — After a Black Lives Matter sign was stolen from a home in Cockeysville, hundreds more were ordered to replace it. Living on a fairly busy street across from an elementary school, Lana Hill gets a good amount of foot traffic outside her home. “I felt like it was important for everyone to know they’re welcome here in this neighborhood,” Hill said. She did that with a Black Lives Matter sign. She stuck it on her lawn where it sat for about three weeks until she woke up one morning to find it missing. “I am aware of the climate that we’re in right now and I figured that was probably just a matter of time,” Hill...
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Adriana Moreno was excited to be part of a training making those impacted most by COVID-19 in Orange County part of the solution.Moreno is a community advocate with experience working on improving access to public health for low-income, immigrant communities."I think what intrigued me is that it was being offered in Spanish and that's something that is needed a lot," Moren said.Moreno talked about the introductory forum for the Health Equity Contact Tracing Workshop. She's one of the trainees.The University of California in Irvine teamed up with the Orange County Healthcare Agency (OCHCA) and local nonprofits to train contact tracers in areas where COVID-19 has spread most.According to OCHCA totals, as of July 23, Anaheim...
    Off-leash extension Cupertino is extending the trial period for the dog off-leash area at Jollyman Park to assess how effectively the area can coexist with youth sports. The extension, as well as updated hours, were approved by the Parks and Recreation Commission at its meeting on July 2. The trial period began on Oct. 1, 2019 and was intended to run through July 31. The trial ceased from March 24 to June 4 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying shelter-in-place orders. The off-leash area reopened on June 5 in accordance with state and county guidelines. Currently, the state is prohibiting youth sports and games. New off-leash area hours will go into effect Aug. 1. For updates and more information,...
    There are six Hampden County communities with positive COVID-19 testing rates above 2 percent - is a higher than normal infection rate for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts 7-day positive COVID-19 test rate is at 1.7 percent, said Gov. Charlie Baker during a daily press conference on the pandemic. Reducing positive test rates to under 2 percent is a state goal. In Hampden County, Russell is still the municipality with the highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, countywide, over the past 14 days (16.7 percent for Russell), followed by Chicopee, West Springfield, Holyoke, and Springfield. The state economy is now in Phase 3 of a four-phase reopening plan. The fourth phase - which would see the reopening of business such as amusement...
    In response to a rise in violent crime that has claimed the lives of children, Chicago pastor Edgar Rodriguez has led prayer walks in his community. Rodriguez, appearing Saturday on "Fox & Friends Weekend," said he wanted to "push back against the violence, give people hope, and really address the crime." CHICAGO PASTOR ORGANIZES PRAYER WALKS AFTER RISE IN VIOLENT DEATHS The reaction to Rodriguez's efforts has been positive. "Specifically, in the block that we’ve lived on, we’ve taken a very pro-active approach – not reactive – where if someone gets killed then we go out and pray, or then we go out and march," he said. Chicago Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting in Chicago outside a funeral left 15 people wounded as President Donald Trump threatens to...
    In a bit of good news, the City of Worcester's positive test rate for COVID-19 infections took a nosedive compared to last week. The 14-day rate of positive COVID-19 tests in Worcester dropped from 2.6 last week to 1.7 this week, the Baker Administration reported July 22.  Meanwhile, in Worcester County, Spencer has become the municipality with the highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, countywide, over the past 14 days (2.3 percent for Spencer), followed by West Brookfield, Westborough, and Worcester. The state economy is now in Phase 3 of a four-phase reopening plan. The fourth phase - which would see the reopening of business such as amusement parks, spectator sports venues, bars, and nightclubs - is not slated to...
    COMPTON (KABC) -- Local veterans are joining in the effort to combat food insecurity during the pandemic. They are not just handing out food here, but also pride in their community and their country.This weekly food drive assists Compton residents in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The veterans are volunteers with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization that empowers military veterans to continue their service and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness to generate visible impact.One veteran leading the way: Sherman Watson, a former marine who never stopped serving."For me it is a personal aspect because it gives me an outlet to get out in the community to meet the people that I know that need me...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Protesters marched to the Governor’s mansion Friday the same time the Administration announced it will be rolling out plans to help people on the brink of eviction. But some residents say the change either came too late or it doesn’t go far enough. They’re calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to extend the moratorium on evictions. The moratorium is set to expire on July 25, 2020. >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s been a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported. In one example, a California tech CEO was caught on camera harassing an Asian American family at a restaurant. In Texas, a hate crime attack left one man and his 2-year-old son slashed across the face. In Brooklyn, a man poured acid on an Asian American woman. There have been more than 2,000 reported hate crime incidents against Asian Americans since the pandemic started. Shirley Ng, a community activist, said many Asians, especially older immigrants, will not report bias attacks. “Back in the homeland, they felt they couldn’t make an impact in their government so,...
    Art and wine fest canceled The Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce canceled its annual Art and Wine Festival in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event was tentatively rescheduled to July 25-26 from its original June dates. “This was a very difficult but necessary decision for the Chamber,” board chair Graham Clark said in a statement. “We need to make sure we are supporting businesses in Sunnyvale while contributing to a safe environment for the community. The board of directors simply couldn’t imagine an environment that allowed for safe social distancing while providing the traffic needed to produce the event.” This would have been the Chamber’s 46th year of hosting the event, which was first held...
    A high school named for Confederate general and slave owner Robert E. Lee will be renamed to honor civil rights icon and former congressman John Lewis. The school's new name will go into effect for the upcoming school year, the Fairfax County School Board announced on Thursday.  The board has been working on changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School since the end of June. Over the past month, they have received public comments from students, staff and the community on possible names for the school.  The Fairfax County School Board voted to rename Robert E. Lee High School after the late U.S. Congressman John R. Lewis...Posted by Fairfax County Public Schools on Thursday, July 23, 2020 "It was...
    Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty apologized for claiming police are sending 'saboteurs' to infiltrate anti-racism demonstrations to start fires that have lit up the city on many of the 56 consecutive nights of protests.  Hardesty's apology came amid continued civil unrest in Oregon's largest city as protesters clash with both local police and federal agents, who've struggled to quell activists. Just last night, federal agents hit Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler with tear gas after the elected official received an icy reception from protesters. Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty (pictured) apologized Wednesday evening for her claim the Portland police were setting fires around the city Hardesty said that she believed authorities were infiltrating anti-racism demonstrations as 'justification for attacking community members'...
    Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., and Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y., joined "Your World" Thursday to discuss bipartisan legislation that pushed to dissuade cities and state against "defunding" law enforcement. "What the bill says is that if a city moves to defund the police department, they want to abolish the police department or significantly cut funding to a police department...that would put them at risk of losing certain federal grants," Brindisi told guest host Charles Payne. "And I think we have to step back and acknowledge that our law enforcement does, by and large, very good work. Most officers serve with dignity and respect. And these are very difficult times that our country is going through right now. We should be having...
    A New York City judge has sentenced a former Wake Forest University assistant basketball coach to three years of probation with no jail time in the one-punch death of a tourist from Florida. Jamill C. Jones, 37, was sentenced on Thursday for third-degree assault in the August 2018 homicide of 35-year-old Sandor Szabo in Queens. He had faced a maximum of one year in jail. Judge Joanne B. Watters explained in her ruling that a jail sentence would 'would only serve to punish Mr. Jones,' adding 'it is my opinion that Mr. Jones is repentant.' Watters cited the 'the positive impact Mr Jones has had on his community,' which according to his attorney, Eric Renfroe, included mentoring young black girls...
    As the new school year approaches, parents, educators and state officials are weighing whether it is safe to send children back to classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic. School districts in Los Angeles and Seattle  plan to hold online-only classes in the fall despite medical experts saying children will be safe if they follow social distancing and community cases are kept low. CORONAVIRUS KILLS FLORIDA GIRL, 9, YOUNGEST TO DIE OF COVID-19 IN STATE As of Saturday, 36 children under 15 have died from COVID-19, about 0.03 percent of all coronavirus deaths at the time, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu, another contagious respiratory illness, killed an estimated 477 people under 17 years old in the...
    A group of Texan parents are furious after their teenagers caught Covid-19 at a church camp for 300 youngsters.  The Keystone Church in Keller, Texas led a trip with 300 children to Latham Springs Camp in early July, where masks were not worn and social distancing guidelines were not followed.  One mother whose 17-year-old daughter tested positive for the virus, told Fox News she was 'angry'.  Stephanie Brady, the mother of the girl, said her daughter has been quarantined for three weeks since the camp and became concerned after another of her daughter's friends had to be rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties.   The Keystone Church in Keller, Texas (pictured) led a trip with 300 children to Latham Springs...
    Portland Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty told Marie Claire she believes Portland Police are “starting the fires themselves” to justify “attacking community members.” “I am old enough to remember that during the civil rights movement, the police had provocateurs … intentionally added to the group to do disruptive stuff,” the commissioner told Marie Claire in an interview published Wednesday. “I have no doubt in my mind, I believe with all my heart, that that is what Portland police are doing,” she continued. “I believe Portland Police is lying about the damage — or starting the fires themselves — so that they have justification for attacking community members,” Hardesty added. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell responded to Hardesty’s claim —  that police officers...
    In June, Reddit issued a new content policy that explicitly banned "communities and users that promote hate based on identity or vulnerability," following pressure from users. Several moderators of Black-designated subreddits spoke with Insider about their experience on the platform, which they say brings community, entertainment, and an onslaught of harassment.  In the past, moderators of Black communities on the platform have had to implement their own safeguards against hate speech. Tactics have included going private, banning users, and, in one case, implementing a privacy feature called "country-club mode." While many say Reddit has not been sufficiently responsive in the past, recent measures are a "good first step" in moving forward, according to some moderators.  Visit Insider's homepage for...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York City artists will be able to display their work or have a space to create at Governors Island for the 2020 park season. The Trust for Governors Island (The Trust), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and 18 cultural organizations with space on Governors Island will join forces to host free residency programs through the new Governors Island Residency Initiative. The initiative will allow 115 artists and cultural practitioners that have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis to use repurposed indoor spaces as residencies or workspaces from August to October this year for free. The initiative is open to artists,...
    (CBS Miami)– Dwyane Wade is a legend in Miami for his work on and off the court. On Thursday, the former Miami Heat star announced that he, Oklahoma City point guard Chris Paul and Portland Trailblazers forward Carmelo Anthony have joined together to support the Black community with the creation of The Social Change Fund. Creative Arts Agency, Beyond Meat, Goldman Sachs, and Laureus Sports for Good USA are all committed to supporting Wade, Paul and Anthony in their mission to address issues directly impacting Black people, specifically in the areas of public safety and criminal justice reform. Proud to come together with my brothers @carmeloanthony @CP3 to create @Socialchangefnd. Our goal is to create a pathway for inclusion & success...
    SOUTH CHICAGO — Young Southeast Siders can receive leadership training and get involved in the area’s social justice movements through the Alliance of the Southeast’s youth leadership council. Youth ages 12–18 are eligible to join the council, which meets virtually 3–5 p.m. Fridays. The group draws emerging community leaders from Southeast Side neighborhoods including South Shore, South Chicago, East Side, South Deering and Hegewisch. Council members learn how to build a network of community members as they address pressing issues on the Southeast Side. They’re educated in subjects like relationship building, public speaking and other professional skills crucial to organizing work. The current cohort of about 10 members has chosen to focus on issues of environmental and restorative justice in the...
    A fierce advocate for the causes and the community she believed in, Carmen Castellano spent her life advocating for arts and philanthropic groups to include Latinx faces. And that — even more than the $141 million lotto jackpot that brought fame to her and her husband, Alcario — may be the most important legacy left by Castellano, who died Saturday at age 81. “She was a marvelous woman, and a very generous woman,” Al Castellano said Wednesday. Private services are being held next week, but Al Castellano said he hopes a public memorial can take place in the future. Alcario and Carmen Castellano welcomed more than 100 family and friends to an 80th birthday celebration for Alcario Castellano held at...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Fifteen victims. And no one in custody following a shootout on the sidewalk outside an Auburn Gresham funeral home. CBS 2’s Steven Graves reports from CPD headquarters. A shooting victim is the sister of the man who the funeral was being held for. Community leaders are confident this could have been prevented. New surveillance video shows the shocking and horrifying moments when dozens of shots ring out as people mourn outside the Rhodes Funeral Home in Auburn Gresham. The service Tuesday night was for 31-year-old Donnie Weathersby, killed in a drive-by shooting last week. Police said this was gang retaliation. Fifteen injured. Ten of them women. At least one was a bystander. “For my daughter to see all...
    Lifetime “Married at First Sight” Season 11 options 5 new {couples} – Amelia and Bennett, Amani and Woody, Olivia and Brett, Christina and Henry, and Karen and Miles. Married at First Sight, the favored actuality collection that includes {couples} who meet on the altar, airs Wednesday nights at eight p.m. ET on Lifetime. The present follows 10 contributors as they try to search out their soulmates with the assistance of three relationship therapists. As soon as the specialists match the contestants with their new “stranger” spouses, they sometimes throw collectively a marriage in lower than two weeks, head off to their group honeymoon, and transfer in collectively shortly after. Nonetheless, the MAFS stars...
    (CNN)When struggling single mom Shetara Sims won $100 on the lottery she decided to donate it all to the family of a police officer who had been shot in the line of duty.Sims did so despite her own money worries. Like many Americans impacted by coronavirus-related furloughs and layoffs, she had recently lost her job. The lifelong Kansas City, Missouri, resident said she was down to her last $7 when she found a dollar bill in a grocery store parking lot. She used it to buy a lottery ticket, winning $100.Sims' 12-year-old daughter, Rakiya Edmonson, suggested that rather than keep the money, they donate it to the family of a Kansas City police officer who had been wounded in the...
    As I write this, the top channel on Mixer right now is broadcasting a stream of Pokémon Yellow played by whoever’s in chat — á la Twitch Plays Pokémon. It’s titled “YouPlay presents: Mixer Doomsday party. Let’s go one last time! (Day 19/19),” and there are 1,337 people watching. Just about every other stream on the site is titled similarly. It’s mostly reruns of earlier streams exhorting viewers to follow broadcasters to Twitch and streamers who are AFK but broadcasting a game anyway. Even if its pulse hasn’t stopped for good, Mixer is dead, with the site shutting down today per Microsoft’s announcement in June. It wasn’t always this way. Though Mixer trailed just about every other live-streaming site in...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A proposal for a zipline in Pittsburgh will be discussed during a virtual meeting this evening. The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s development committee will hold a Zoom meeting Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. On the agenda is a proposal from the Pittsburgh Zipline Company. In March of last year, KDKA talked to Jeremy Goldman, who owns the Pittsburgh Zipline Company, about setting up shop on an undeveloped parcel of North Shore land and shuttling people on buses up to the West End Overlook. Our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette say Goldman is also looking at Mount Washington as a possible location. “First of all, we all bleed black and gold and to be the only...