Breaking News – Tempo Visuel Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:53:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Breaking News – Tempo Visuel 32 32 Jewelery raids: Police make 14 arrests in Auckland and Waikato Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:07:00 +0000

Fourteen youths have been arrested in Auckland and Waikato for their alleged involvement in a string of recent robberies – including the broad daylight robbery of a jewelry store in Hamilton on Sunday.

Auckland Police have apprehended six people following an aggravated robbery at a shopping complex in St Lukes last week.

The ‘Operation Rhino’ investigation team arrested and charged an 18-year-old man and five youths on Monday night for their involvement in an aggravated robbery of a retail store in the St Lukes complex on Tuesday September 20.

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These six alleged perpetrators, along with two other youths, have also been charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery after the group was located by police in two vehicles in East Auckland on Monday night.

A quantity of jewelry and other items were found by the investigation team during a subsequent search of the vehicles.

One of those arrested in East Auckland last night has been charged with the aggravated robbery of Michael Hill Jeweler at The Base in Hamilton on Sunday.

24092022 News Photo: Supplied/STUFF Flight to base

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24092022 News Photo: Supplied/STUFF Flight to base

The eight alleged offenders arrested overnight will appear in Auckland District Court and juvenile courts respectively in due course.

Another alleged young offender has already been charged with his involvement in the case, which is currently in youth court.

Investigations are ongoing into other aggravated robberies and burglaries across Tāmaki Makaurau which police allege the group is responsible for.

Meanwhile, six youths have been arrested following a robbery at a Hamilton bottle store.

Police were called to the store on Borman Road in Flagstaff around 6:50 p.m. Monday to reports that the store had been burglarized.

The offenders had entered the store on foot, armed with weapons including machetes, tire irons and screwdrivers.

They threatened the traders with weapons and fled in two vehicles. Vehicles were not used to enter the store.

One of the vehicles was seen shortly afterwards by police personnel on Hukanui Rd, before being found on Chedworth Pl.

Officers quickly set up cordons and quickly located the six people believed to have been involved in the theft, from both vehicles.

Some of the weapons were inside the vehicles and another in a nearby garden.

Two of the youths were scheduled to appear in Hamilton Youth Court on Tuesday, while the other four are due in court on Wednesday.

Police said they still want to hear from anyone with information, including footage of the incidents.

People can do this by calling the police on 105 or online at , using ‘Update my report’ referring to case number 220920/9009.

Photos or videos can be uploaded via this online portal: they can also be emailed to the dedicated Operation Rhino email address:

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

]]> Prince Harry ‘chartered a £30,000 private jet to Balmoral on the day the Queen died’ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 09:56:41 +0000

Prince Harry ‘chartered a £30,000 private jet to Balmoral on the day the Queen died’ as it is claimed he learned of the monarch’s death following a last-minute announcement on line

  • Harry and Meghan were in the UK by coincidence when the Queen died
  • The Prince did not join other members of the Royal Family as they traveled to Balmoral to see the Queen
  • King Charles reportedly made it clear Meghan Markle couldn’t join Balmoral
  • Reports say Harry discovered the Queen’s death on his phone on the plane

Prince Harry paid £30,000 for a private jet to reach Balmoral on the day of the Queen’s death before learning of her death from a news app on his phone minutes before landing, it said -we reported.

Harry and Meghan were in the UK by coincidence when news about the Queen’s failing health began to emerge.

King Charles and Princess Anne were with the Queen at Balmoral, while Prince Andrew, Prince William and Prince Edward were flown to Aberdeen Airport on a royal plane.

Harry, who is no longer a member of the royal family since moving to California with Meghan, spoke to King Charles who reportedly said “very clearly” that Meghan Markle was unwelcome, according to reports.

Britain’s new king phoned his youngest son and told him it was ‘not appropriate’ for the former Suits actress to be there, according to reports, much to Harry’s frustration.

It is also claimed that in the ensuing row, in which Harry fought to persuade his father to allow Meghan to come with him, he missed a flight carrying William and their uncles Andrew and Edward to Scotland – and with him the chance to say goodbye.

Pictured: The Duke of Sussex looks grim on a trip from Aberdeen to Balmoral on the day the Queen died

Harry was reportedly so furious after the argument that he dined with Prince Andrew, then Prince Edward, instead of his brother and father.  Pictured: The Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive at Balmoral following the Queen's death

Harry was reportedly so furious after the argument that he dined with Prince Andrew, then Prince Edward, instead of his brother and father. Pictured: The Prince of Wales, the Duke of York and the Earl and Countess of Wessex arrive at Balmoral following the Queen’s death

A private plane was then mapped to get Harry to Balmoral as quickly as possible to join the rest of the Royal Family.

Although initial reports suggest Harry discovered the Queen’s death through a phone call from his father, The Telegraph reported that the call was never successful.

King Charles repeatedly tried to reach Harry, who knew he was trying to contact him, but was unable to speak to his son before the Queen died.

Instead, Harry heard of Her Majesty delivering a last-minute notification to her phone.

However, palace sources insisted the official announcement “has not been made until all family members have been notified”.

A source said: ‘The official announcement has been delayed until everyone has been made aware,’ a source said.

Prince Harry at Aberdeen International Airport following the Queen's death at Balmoral

Prince Harry at Aberdeen International Airport following the Queen’s death at Balmoral

Harry returned to his wife Meghan after joining the Royal Family late at Balmoral

Harry returned to his wife Meghan after joining the Royal Family late at Balmoral

Prince Harry is said to have snubbed his father and brother at a dinner party at Balmoral after the new king banned his wife from attending.  Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex walk alongside Princess Anne as they arrive at the Queen's Committal Service in Windsor on September 19

Prince Harry is said to have snubbed his father and brother at a dinner party at Balmoral after the new king banned his wife from attending. Pictured: King Charles III and the Duke of Sussex walk alongside Princess Anne as they arrive at the Queen’s Committal Service in Windsor on September 19

“Part of the problem was getting hold of the Duke of Sussex.”

Photos of Harry arriving at Balmoral by car showed the prince looking gloomy and downcast.

Once there, he reportedly snubbed dinner with the King, furious that Meghan was not allowed to join him at Balmoral.

He would have eaten with Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex instead.

Others have denied the claims, with one source saying “no dinner invitations have been issued”.

Another added: ‘It’s all less coordinated and more chaotic than people think.

“It was a difficult and upsetting day for everyone.”


Breaking News – HBO’s Emmy-winning unscripted series “We’re Here” returns for its third season on November 25 Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:16:15 +0000

[09/22/22 – 09:00 AM]HBO’s Emmy-winning unscripted series “We’re Here” returns for its third season Nov. 25
This series follows renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela as they continue their journey through small town America, spreading love and connection through the art of drag.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO’s Emmy(R)-winning unscripted series WE ARE HERE returns for its third season November 25

Shangela, Eureka and Bob the Drag Queen at a ‘Just Say Gay’ rally in Brevard County, Florida to protest the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.

The Emmy(R) and GLAAD Award-winning unscripted series WE’RE HERE returns for a six-episode third season on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT). Episodes will debut weekly on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

This series follows renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela as they continue their journey through small town America, spreading love and connection through the art of drag. This season, the Queens are recruiting a diverse group of local residents from Granbury, TX; St. George, UT; Brevard County, Florida; Jackson, MS; and Sussex, NJ to share their stories, raise awareness and promote acceptance in their communities by participating in one-night-only drag shows. In each city, the queens inspire their “drag girls” to speak out in front of their families, friends and communities, sometimes in the face of increased opposition and anti-LGBTQ+ laws.

The critically acclaimed second season was praised by Variety for uncovering “deeper truths about small town America that are often presented through a reductive lens, while finding the nuances of life and diversity”. One of Esquire’s “10 Best TV Shows of 2021,” the season was hailed for having “so much heart” by NPR, and Decider applauded it for being “the kind of show that can actually bring a legitimate change in life”.

The third season of WE’RE HERE is created and executive produced by Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram; directed and produced by Peter LoGreco; executive produced by Eli Holzman & Aaron Saidman and Erin Gamble for The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC), part of Sony Pictures Television. Caldwell Tidicue (Bob the Drag Queen), “Eureka” D. Huggard (Eureka O’Hara), and DJ Pierce (Shangela) serve as the series’ producers.

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[09/22/22 – 10:01 AM]Netflix renews “Love on the Spectrum” and “The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On” for new seasons
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[09/22/22 – 10:01 AM]Jonas Brothers, Metallica, Sza, Usher, Tems, Mariah Carey and more will headline ABC’s “Global Citizen Festival: Take Action Now” on Sunday, September 25
Organized by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, the global event calls on world leaders, businesses and philanthropic foundations to end extreme poverty NOW.
[09/22/22 – 10:00 AM]Tubi begins production on “Spread” with Elizabeth Gillies, Diedrich Bader, Teri Polo, Tim Rozon and Harvey Keitel
The film follows an ambitious aspiring journalist (Gillies) who lands a temp job at an adult magazine run by an aging king of the industry (Keitel) and must reconcile her idealism as she strives to help the business to succeed.
[09/22/22 – 10:00 AM]HBO Original Documentary Series “The Vow, Part Two” Debuts October 17
Set against the backdrop of the United States federal lawsuit against Keith Raniere, “The Vow, Part Two” offers a rare view into Raniere’s inner circle, including NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman.
[09/22/22 – 09:02 AM]New ‘The Price is Right at Night’ special features ‘Young Sheldon’ stars Iain Armitage and Raegan Revord on September 30
The network is set to debut five additional primetime specials, where contestants such as super fans and grocery store workers will have their pricing skills put to the test.
[09/22/22 – 09:01 AM]Video: “Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes” – Official Trailer – Netflix
This limited documentary series about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and his 17 murders is produced by Joe Berlinger.
[09/22/22 – 09:01 AM]Video: “Rosaline” – Official Trailer – Hulu
“Rosaline” is a fresh and comedic take on Shakespeare’s classic love story “Romeo and Juliet,” told from the perspective of Juliet’s cousin, Rosaline (Kaitlyn Dever), who also happens to be the recent sweetheart. of Romeo.
[09/22/22 – 09:00 AM]HBO’s Emmy-winning unscripted series “We’re Here” returns for its third season Nov. 25
This series follows renowned drag queens Bob the Drag Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Shangela as they continue their journey through small town America, spreading love and connection through the art of drag.
[09/22/22 – 08:54 AM]Prime Video scores big with ‘Thursday Night Football’
“TNF” averaged 15.3 million viewers (AMA) in its Sept. 15 clash between AFC rivals Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
[09/22/22 – 08:01 AM]Video: Season 4 trailer – “The Dragon Prince: The Mystery of Aaravos” – Netflix After School
Return to the saga with Season 4 of ‘The Dragon Prince’ – coming to Netflix in November.
[09/22/22 – 07:40 AM]HGTV Greenlights launches new series with social media star Galey Alix
The series is slated to air on HGTV in the spring of 2023.
[09/22/22 – 07:35 AM]Video: “The Devil’s Hour” – Official Trailer – Prime Video
Peter Capaldi and Jessica Raine star in a gripping psychological thriller where Lucy’s nightmares lead her on a hunt for a serial killer in a world where nothing is as it seems.
[09/22/22 – 07:04 AM]“Ghost Brothers: Lights Out” returns for Season 2 on Discovery+ on Friday, October 7
Joining the Ghostober lineup, Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey flip the switch on paranormal lore by shedding their own light on its darkest secrets.
[09/22/22 – 06:31 AM]Video: “BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths” – Official trailer – Netflix
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, five-time Oscar winner, presents “BARDO, false chronicle of a handful of truths”.
[09/22/22 – 06:06 AM]The Disney+ UK original series “Save Our Squad with David Beckham” will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on November 9
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Mere mention in Quran won’t make it essential practice, government tells SC at hijab hearing Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:36:58 +0000 FOR September 20, 2022

Latest News Live Updates – September 20, 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP mayors to plan holistic development of cities, and said elected officials should not think only in terms of winning the polls because cities cannot be developed with a holistic approach. focused on elections. “Elected officials should not think only in terms of winning elections. You cannot develop your city with an election-centric approach,” Modi said after virtually inaugurating the BJP’s national mayors’ conference in Gujarat’s capital, Gandhinagar.

As many as four workers were killed after a wall under construction here in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh collapsed on Tuesday morning. “A perimeter wall at Jalvayu Vihar in Sector 21 has collapsed. All senior police officials are present at the scene and a rescue operation is currently underway…Read more

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As many as four workers were killed after a wall under construction here in Gautam Buddha Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh collapsed on Tuesday morning. “A perimeter wall at Jalvayu Vihar in Sector 21 has collapsed. All senior police officials are present at the scene and a rescue operation is currently underway on a war footing,” an official said.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader JP Nadda will pay a two-day visit to Gujarat from Tuesday during which he will attend a host of events and hold meetings with local leaders, a BJP leader has said. Nadda’s visit is significant as National Assembly elections are scheduled for December this year.

Meanwhile, National Aam Aadmi Party Organizer and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will pay a one-day visit to Gujarat on Tuesday and address a public meeting in Vadodara. Assembly elections in BJP-ruled Gujarat are scheduled for later this year and the AAP leader has visited the state several times lately to interact with people.

INS Ajay was decommissioned on Monday after 32 years of service. The vessel was commissioned on January 24, 1990 at Poti, Georgia, in the former USSR, and was part of the 23rd Patrol Vessel Squadron under the operational control of the Commanding Officer Naval Area Maharashtra. The ship participated in several naval operations, including Op Talwar during the Kargil War and Op Parakram in 2001.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Rajiv Kumar, has written a letter to the Ministry of Justice to cap cash donations to political parties. In its letter to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, the CEC proposed to cap cash donations at 20% or Rs 20 crore, whichever is lower. He also proposed to increase anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000 to clean up election funding from black money.

In a first, Google CEO Sunder Pichai visited the Indian Embassy here in the US capital and held discussions with India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu on various aspects of the tech company’s business in the country, especially its aggressive push towards digitalization. .

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Congress exults after winning Temisgam seat in Ladakh bypoll Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:15:03 +0000

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Leh: The Congress retained Temisgam’s seat on the BJP-led Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council on Saturday. Congress candidate Tashi Tundup won the Constituency 22-Temisgam by-election, garnering 861 votes against 588 polled by BJP’s Dorjay Namgyal.
“Here is some breaking news for Modi, Shah and Azad. The Congress Party defeated the BJP by a convincing margin in the Temisgam by-election of the Ladakh Hill Council. Congratulations to the District Congress Committee of Ladakhi!” tweeted Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

Ghulam Nabi Azad had recently quit the big old party and announced plans to launch his own outfit.

By-elections were held earlier this week, on September 13. The ballot was made necessary following the death of the incumbent adviser to the Congress, Sonam Dorjey. The LAHDC comprises 26 constituencies where the majority of elected members are from the BJP.

“INC won the Temisgam by-election in Leh-Ladakh by a huge margin! The DCC Leh team congratulates all members of the Ladakh Congress Party for their hard work and constant support! This is a humble gift anniversary for Modi ji of the Ladakh Congress!” read a tweet shared by Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh.

By October 2020, the BJP had retained power by winning the election of the 26-member LAHDC by winning 15 seats. Congress had won nine seats and two seats were won by independent candidates.

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Locals add to monarch rebound – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News Fri, 16 Sep 2022 01:18:00 +0000

Monarch butterflies are showing signs of rebounding on the West Coast this year, advocates Medford right in the middle of it

A monarch is seen after his release at Robert Coffan’s home in Medford. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune]

This monarch butterfly, labeled H0671, was released Aug. 26 in Medford and found Sept. 11 245 miles away near Hidden Valley Lake, California. [courtesy photo]

A monarch is marked and prepared for release. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune]

Robert Coffan catches a monarch at his home in Medford. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune]

A monarch caterpillar eats a leaf at Robert Coffan’s in Medford. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune]

Robert Coffan raises monarchs at his home in Medford. [Jamie Lusch / Mail Tribune]

Already encouraged by a potential resurgence of migratory monarchs in the Pacific Northwest over the past year, Medford residents Robert and Simone Coffan received an extra boost last week when one of “their own butterflies, tagged on August 26 at their home in south Medford, was found about 245 miles away last week.

The male monarch was recorded on September 9 after landing on a pink zinnia near Hidden Valley Lake, California, just long enough for a woman to admire his colorful wings and snap a photo, which she sent to the email address on the small circular tag that Coffan and his wife, Simone, carefully affixed to one of the butterfly’s hindwings last month.

President and co-founder of Western Monarch Advocates and co-founder of Southern Oregon Monarch Advocates, Coffan began helping to tag and release monarch butterflies in 2014. One of approximately 30 local residents who participate in the program, run by Washington State University, Coffan was thrilled to have released the first recorded monarch of the fall season.

“I don’t know if exciting is even the right word. It was really…almost humbling to have proof that we came out the first to get to California from the north,” Coffan said.

“It’s almost as if nature is somehow thanking us for our help. We’ve had two more butterflies since 2014 that were found at wintering sites before. May it happen this year – this phenomenal year – was truly special.

While recent years have been concerning for the iconic orange and black insects, regional advocates say this year’s numbers are the most promising in decades. By some accounts, the western population of migratory monarchs has declined by around 99.9%, from 10 million to 1,914 butterflies, between the 1980s and 2021, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

In July, the IUCN placed migratory monarchs on its “red list”, deeming them endangered. Although it’s a different distinction than being placed on the US endangered species list, local advocates hoped the listing would underscore the need for increased conservation efforts.

A subspecies of monarch, the migratory monarch is known for its winter migrations from Mexico and California to summer breeding grounds across the United States and Canada. Populations have declined over the past decade by 22% to 72%.

A silver lining appeared in August of this year, when David James, an entomologist at Washington State University, announced an encouraging increase on his Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest webpage.

“I’ve been watching the numbers closely, and there are 12 times more reports of monarchs in PNW in July than there were in July 2021, when a total of 13 adults were reported (Oregon , Washington and Idaho),” he wrote.

“All signs point to very good numbers of fall migrants being produced in PNW this year.”

Coffan said he hopes monarch populations will rebound and is excited about southern Oregon’s role in history. For their part, the Coffans have vast patches of pollinating flowers and milkweed – the only food source for monarch caterpillars. They host a pavilion on their property to protect the caterpillars and the monarch from predators.

Simone Coffan said the monarch’s life cycle was miraculous to watch. With only one in 100 caterpillars turning into butterflies and one in four generations – dubbed “super generations” – migrating, Simone Coffan said it was exciting to see a monarch they tagged appear hundreds of miles away.

“Over four generations, so that only the fourth generation knows how to migrate. It’s as if your great-great-great-grandchild lived not 80 years, but 800 years,” she said.

“And the stages they go through to become a butterfly, starting with this little egg, then this big caterpillar. Then suddenly there’s a chrysalis — the caterpillar is gone. It turns into a soup. And from that soup comes out this beautiful butterfly. It’s not even explainable.

Robert Coffan said he hoped to get additional reports of monarchs released in southern Oregon heading to overwintering sites in California. In January, his group Western Monarch Advocates will participate in the International Western Monarch Summit event in Pismo Beach. He then hopes to celebrate a continued rise in the presence of monarchs in all Western states.

As for H0671, if all goes well, it should be floating somewhere between Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz this month, finding its way to at least one of the three major overwintering sites. After nearly a decade of helping tag and release monarchs, Coffan still pauses whenever he sees one.

“Who would think that this little thing would even know how to go there – but then it would travel hundreds of miles to overwinter,” he said.

“I’ve been doing it for many years, but it still amazes me every time.”

He added: “They are truly amazing and everyone should feel so lucky when they see one.”

Monarch Release Event Saturday

This Saturday, members of the public are invited to join Coffan and other local defenders as they tag and release more monarch butterflies as part of a recovery celebration along the Bear Creek Greenway in Phoenix. .

Those released will be part of the “super generation” that migrates south for the winter. The event is twofold, Coffan said — celebrating the region’s recovery from devastating fires and the recovery of monarch butterflies this year.

The event will also highlight the recovery of the Greenway, as it relates to fish, vegetation and pollinators, with a look at the cold water springs – exposed by the Almeda fire – which are cooling the Bear Creek water for fish. A visit to a rainwater swale will be included.

The event will begin at 3 p.m. Participants are asked to meet near Phoenix Industrial Studios (near Clyde’s Corner), at 4495 S. Pacific Highway. For more information, see and

Contact journalist Buffy Pollock at 541-776-8784 or Follow her on Twitter @orwritergal.

Idaho ski areas record winter visitors 2020-2021 Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:36:00 +0000 Idaho’s ski areas welcomed 2.15 million visitors during the 2020-21 ski season, breaking the pre-pandemic record of 1.88 million during the 2018-2019 season.

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Experienced Idaho Ski Areas record number of visits by skiers and snowboarders during the 2020-2021 winter season after a rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an economic impact report from research firm RRC Associates.

Idaho’s ski areas welcomed 2.15 million visitors last winter, surpassing the previous record of 1.88 million in the 2018-19 winter season. While the 2019-20 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seeing only 1.63 million visitors.

“It didn’t take long for ski areas in Idaho to respond and bounce back from COVID,” said Ski Idaho President and Bogus Basin General Manager Brad Wilson. “After nine months of social distancing, people were eager to get out, and many of them discovered how wonderful it is to spend time skiing and snowboarding outdoors in Idaho.”

The study also found that nationally, ski areas in Idaho have a growing share of skiers and snowboarders. About 140,000 to 160,000 Idaho residents, or 7 to 8 percent of the state’s population, ski or snowboard during the season.

Skiers and snowboarders in Idaho spent $309 million in the 2020-2021 winter season, with $170 million on labor, including all forms of employment income: wages, benefits social and income of the owner. The season’s economic activity translated into 5,703 year-round equivalent jobs.

The report also showed that the state’s ski and snowboard industry helps balance out Idaho’s summer-dominated travel industry seasons, likely improving employee recruitment and retention.

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Google and IBM quietly backtrack on race-conscious exchanges in wake of Free Beacon reports Mon, 12 Sep 2022 09:12:43 +0000

Google and IBM quietly backtrack after Free Washington Beacon reports that companies are limiting the number of white and Asian students universities can nominate for prestigious research grants, which required that half of each school’s applicants be from underrepresented minorities.

Both companies dropped the caps after lawyers told the Free tag that they probably violated civil rights laws. The scholarships, which provide graduate students with generous stipends and mentorship opportunities, still require schools to nominate a diverse pool of applicants, but no longer limit the number of whites and Asians who can apply.

Just two weeks ago, Google insisted on its nomination criteria for the Google PhD. The community was legal, describing them as ‘extremely common’ and saying they followed ‘all relevant laws’. Since then, however, the tech giant has replaced its diversity mandates with suggestions. “If more than two students are nominated,” the new nomination criteria state, “we strongly encourage additional applicants who identify as female, Black/African, Hispanic/Latino/Latino, Indigenous, and/or a person with a disability.”

The original language stated that if a university “chooses to nominate more than two students…the third and fourth nominees must identify as female, of Black/African, Hispanic/Latino/Latinx, Indigenous, and/or someone with a disability.”

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IBM, meanwhile, quietly dropped the requirement that half of applicants complete their Ph.D. scholarship program to be “diversity applicants” – after the Free tag contacted IBM for comment – ​​and replaced it with a request for schools to “consider a diverse list of candidates”.

The original criteria posed legal problems for Google, IBM and the participating universities. Civil rights lawyers told the Free tag that the scholarships likely violated the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which prohibits racial discrimination in contracts, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits racial discrimination in schools funded by the federal government.

Asked if the company dropped its diversity requirement for legal reasons, Google spokesperson Courtenay Mencini attributed the change to a desire to “clarify our nominating criteria,” adding that the he company stood by its initial statement.

A few schools have already been the subject of civil rights complaints regarding their participation in the Google Scholarship. On August 24, emails obtained by the Free tag show, the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Office has received complaints against Harvard University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of New York, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie University in Melon.

The complaints allege that these schools discriminate on the basis of race and gender in nominating students for the scholarship, and demand that each apologize for the “sexism and racism in which they have engaged”.

Google and IBM’s reversals come as other companies face backlash for their own discriminatory policies, some of which are now the subject of major lawsuits. In the past two months alone, Amazon and American Express have both been hit by class action lawsuits alleging anti-white discrimination. Other companies like Coca-Cola have abandoned race-conscious policies amid legal threats from shareholders.

Some Fortune 500 companies nonetheless support programs that many lawyers say are illegal. The Free tag reported in August that Pfizer was barring whites and Asians from applying for its prestigious “breakthrough scholarship,” which Gail Heriot, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, called a “clear case of liability” under US law. 1964 on civil rights. When other outlets picked up the story, Pfizer followed Google’s lead and insisted it had done nothing wrong.

“All of our actions fully comply with all US employment laws,” the pharmaceutical giant told Fox Business. “We create opportunities for people without depriving them of others.”

Date and location of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral set Sat, 10 Sep 2022 16:23:01 +0000

LONDON – Palace officials say Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London after the public has had the opportunity to pay their last respects to the monarch.

Elizabeth, the country’s oldest ruler, died on Thursday during her summer retreat in the Scottish Highlands.

Details of the 96-year-old Queen’s funeral will be released later, but organizers on Saturday described the ceremony as “a fitting farewell to one of the defining figures of our time”.

Palace officials said there would be opportunities to view the late sovereign’s oak coffin as it traveled from Balmoral Castle in Scotland to Edinburgh and back to London, where her body will rest in state for four days from Wednesday.



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Trump heads to Pennsylvania battleground to oppose GOP candidates Sat, 03 Sep 2022 22:41:15 +0000

Former President Donald Trump campaigns for Republicans in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday in what will be his first rally since federal agents raided his Florida home last month.

Trump will speak at Mohegan Sun Arena in support of Doug Mastriano, who is running for governor against Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Schapiro, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, who faces Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman in the Senate race American.

Oz and Mastriano fired up the crowd ahead of Trump’s speech as they slammed Biden and a slew of Democratic policies from COVID to immigration.

“I think the only thing Joe Biden has rebuilt better is the Republican Party,” Oz said.

Supporters of the former president lined the parking lot hours before Trump took the stage.

Trump’s appearance in Pennsylvania comes just days after President Joe Biden’s back-to-back visits to the battleground state, during which he condemned Trump and his fellow “MAGA Republicans” as a dominant force in the GOP d today and a threat to American democracy.

“Too much of what is happening in our country today is not normal,” Biden said in a prime-time address from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall on Thursday. “Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

Biden’s accelerated rhetoric comes as he seeks to recast the November election as a choice between those who want to save the “soul of the nation” or those he believes are a danger to democracy.

Trump supporters lining up to see the former president make remarks criticized Biden’s rhetoric and said it only energized them further ahead of the midterms. Evy Mecjes and Debbie Latsha called Biden’s speech “very divisive.”

“We are now the bad guys. We are the terrorists of the United States of America,” Mecjes said.

Latsha said Biden’s speech showed how “afraid” Democrats are of the power Trump still has over the Republican Party.

“They’re kind of scared of all the people who stand up and have their eyes opened, realizing what’s really going on in our government,” Latsha said. “So let’s see if we can crush them a little more and divide people a little more. I mean, there was nothing unifying about it.”

They defended Trump supporters, citing school closings during the pandemic and inflation as examples of how they believed Democrats had hurt Americans.

“People are rising up because we’re pissed off with the way our government is treating us and you know, President Biden doesn’t speak for the people,” Mecjes remarked.

Biden will return to Pennsylvania on Sunday, spending part of his Labor Day weekend in Pittsburgh.

Merchandise is available for sale as people gather to hear former President Donald Trump speak as he endorses local candidates at the Mohegan Sun Arena, September 3, 2022, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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While Republicans have generally been favored to regain control of both houses of Congress this midterm cycle, recent Democratic legislative victories and some positive economic news have bolstered the Democrats’ chances of retaining their majority.

Amid such high stakes, Trump’s rally also comes as the fallout continues from the FBI’s August 8 search of his Mar-a-Lago estate, where agents recovered classified documents as part of a an investigation into his handling of presidential records after leaving office.

Lawyers for the Justice Department and Trump faced off in court Thursday over whether there should be a judge-ordered independent review of the Mar-a-Lago documents by a special master. Judge Aileen Cannon has yet to rule on the matter.

PHOTO: Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally, Aug. 5, 2022, in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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On Friday, Judge Cannon unveiled a detailed inventory showing what the FBI seized during the search. The list indicates that some documents bearing classification marks ranging from confidential to top secret were found intermingled with newspaper clippings, photographs and other documents.

The inventory also revealed that the government had seized dozens of folders that were empty but bore either “CLASSIFIED” banners or “Return to Secretary of Staff/Military Assistant” labels.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing as he publicly hits back at the search.

Those in line to hear him speak on Saturday expressed their belief that Trump was being unfairly targeted.

“I don’t feel like he did anything wrong. I think it will get out eventually, but they just want to turn people against Trump,” said Mountain Top voter Barbara. , Pennsylvania.