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|New York Daily News: Uncle Bens rice reveals new name, logo as brand moves away from racial imagery|
We listened to our associates and our customers and the time is right to make meaningful changes across society, Mars Food exec Fiona Dawson said.
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|Brooklyn Paper: Teachers protest for more COVID-19 testing and safer conditions|
Theyre giving the mayor an F!
Dozens of public school teachers marched through Downtown Brooklyn on Monday evening to demand safer working conditions as in-person classes resume, arguing that educators needed more testing access to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Im scared as a New Yorker, because the [Department of Education] is not showing it has the capacity to be able to do [adequate testing], and I think they have to be honest and stop lying to us, said Brooklyn school teacher Sarah Yorra at the rally, which started at the Departments Court Street offices and headed to Borough Hall.
City officials began readmitting public school students by age groupings on Sept. 21, with Pre-K and special needs pupils beginning classes first. Elementary aged students will begin on Sept. 28, and both middle and high school students are slated to start in-person on Oct. 1.
While students have the option to learn fully online, those young scholars who do physically attend classes will go on a staggered schedule spending between one and three days inside a classroom, and the other days learning remote.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and DOE officials had previously said they would not attempt to reopen schools if the citywide positivity rate for COVID-19 tests was above 3 percent and, while it currently sits at around 1.2 percent across the five boroughs, some areas have seen higher numbers.
Yorra, who teaches English language in the 11204 zip code near Bensonhurst, where the positive infection rate has hovered around 3 percent for several weeks, said she had little confidence that city officials are prepared for the phased return of classes.
All we are asking is for the testing that you promised would keep us all safe, because if the city cant get it together and come and test in one zip code one zip code whats going to happen when were over 3 percent in five zip codes, she said.
The following day, de Blasio announced that there was an uptick in coronavirus cases in three neighborhoods near Yorras zip code Midwood, Borough Park, and Flatbush along with Williamsburg and parts of Queens.
Hizzoner added at his Sept. 22 press conference that the city would deploy more testing in response to the uptick similarly to another increase in Sunset Park in August, where the infection rate jumped to a worrisome 7 percent.
Some Brooklyn school teachers worried that ventilation in school buildings would cause significant problems, including one Fort Greene instructor slamming schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew for their guidelines, which the teacher called not acceptable.
Carranza and Mulgrew have agreed that keeping a window open 2 inches constitutes sufficient ventilation for a room, and thats terrible, especially if more ventilation is possible. To settle for this and to be asked to settle for this is not acceptable, said Adam Stevens, who is also a UFT delegate for his school building.
One East Flatbush educator said that the ongoing staff shortages will leave students at risk across the city.
You cant have classrooms without teachers in them, you cant have students unsupervised no matter how small the classes are, said Danielle Bullock, an arts teacher.
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|Donald Trump: Dems Target Trumps Abuses Of Power With Sweeping Reform Bill|
House Democrats on Wednesday proposed legislation that would, among other things, limit presidential pardoning power and better protect whistleblowers.
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|Настоящее Время: Александр Лукашенко вступил в должность президента Беларуси|
Александр Лукашенко вступил в должность президента Беларуси.
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Положив правую руку на Конституцию, Александр Лукашенко произнес присягу на белорусском языке. Затем он подписал акт о принесении присяги, после чего глава ЦИК страны Лидия Ермошина вручила Лукашенко удостоверение президента Республики Беларусь.
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Руководство главного военного вуза России традиционно уделяет особое внимание начинающим педагогам, отдавая должное их накопленному в войсках боевому и служебному опыту.
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|Europe: E.U. proposes immigration deal that would require countries to take a share of asylum-seekers or assist in deportations|
Europe is five years removed from its migration crisis, but the issue is still politically divisive
|1. World from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): FOX News: Ranked choice voting OKd by Maine Supreme Court, rejecting Republican opposition|
The Maine Supreme Court greenlighted ranked-choice voting for the upcoming presidential election– becoming the first state in the nation to do so– and overriding efforts by Republicans to block the implementation of the system they say prevents voters’ rights from being heard.
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|New York Daily News: We the people, includes all the people Ruth Bader Ginsburg mourned as inspirational beacon of equality at U.S. Supreme Court|
Ginsburgs rabbi sang the Jewish mourning prayer and implored judges and ordinary Americans not to forget the late justices mantra of expanding the message of equality in the Constitution.
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|New York Daily News: 9,000 NYC workers to be furloughed: Mayor de Blasio|
The furloughs announced Wednesday come in the face of staggering tax revenue shortfalls.
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|Global Security News globalsecuritynews.org: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Stars and Stripes: Operation Warp Speed advisers held investments in COVID vaccine firms, records show|
Several top officials leading the administrations effort to develop a coronavirus vaccine at record speed had financial ties to the pharmaceutical companies now competing to develop the much-needed drug, according to disclosures released Tuesday.
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|RSS: Попытку десантников высадиться на побережье Черного моря пресекли на учениях «Кавказ»|
Для уничтожения передовых подразделений противника в воздух были подняты самолеты Су-27 и ударные вертолеты Ми-28, которые нанесли удары по пунктам управления и десанто-высадочным средствам условного противника.
|1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Politics: GOPs Hunter Biden report doesnt back up Trumps actual conspiracy theory or anything close to it|
Trump’s claim was that Joe Biden did something wrong by pushing for the removal of Ukraine’s prosecutor. The new Seante report spends precious little time on that.
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|Voice of America English: Public Farewell to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Begins Wednesday|
Colleagues, friends and admirers will begin paying their final respects Wednesday to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburgs casket will be brought to the Supreme Court building Wednesday morning for a private ceremony in the Great Hall, attended by her family and her fellow justices. The casket will then be moved to the buildings front steps and lie in repose for public viewing until Thursday, resting on the same wooden platform built for the casket of President Abraham Lincoln after his assassination in 1865.
A further tribute will occur Friday when Ginsburg will be taken across the street to the U.S. Capitol, where she will lie in state in the buildings Statuary Hall, making her the first woman to receive such an honor. The public will be able to view the casket after a formal ceremony for invited guests.
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks lay in honor in the Capitols historic Rotunda after her death in 2005, a designation due to the fact that she was not a government official.
A statement by the U.S. Supreme Court says Ginsburg will be buried next week in a private ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony, the final resting place of such figures as President John F. Kennedy, his brothers Robert and Edward, both prominent U.S. senators, and heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis.
Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87 of metastatic pancreatic cancer, ending a 27-year tenure on the nations highest court. Her status as leader of the courts liberal minority, along with her work seeking legal equality for women and girls in all spheres of American life before becoming a jurist, made her a cultural icon, earning her the nickname The Notorious R.B.G.
Her death has sparked a political battle over her replacement, with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans vowing to name and confirm a new justice before the November 3 presidential election, which would give the court a solid 6-3 conservative majority. President Trump announced Tuesday that he will name his nominee for the lifetime appointment on Saturday.
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|New York Daily News: Seattle city council overrides mayors veto of police defunding bills|
The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkans veto of a bill that would cut police funding by about $3 million.
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|Brooklyn Paper: Op-ed: COVID relief is possible, and heres how|
In the just under two years Ive been in Congress, weve had our fair share of high-stakes negotiations.
From ending the government shutdown we inherited on day one, to matters of war and peace, every single one has followed the same frustratingly predictable script. Both sides throw out a wish list from their partisan corners, then start crossing things off until we reach the bare minimum that both can accept. But now were facing a global crisis greater than anyone could have imagined, and the American people deserve better than this politics of the least common denominator.
Thats why my colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus and I unveiled our March To Common Ground framework to try to rewrite that script. We realize that no matter what policy area were dealing with or how high the stakes, our work as legislators ultimately boils down to answering two simple questions what are the problems were facing, and how are we going to fix them?
Its from there we started our bipartisan negotiations on a new proposal for COVID-19 relief, and despite what the pundits would have you think, theres plenty of agreement on the answers to those questions.
We all agree that small businesses are hanging on by a thread through no fault of their own, so we proposed $290 billion to give them a lifeline. We all agree that out-of-work families are struggling to pay their bills and put food on the table, so we proposed $436 billion for expanded unemployment and another round of stimulus checks. And it provides funding to support schools and child care, along with the necessary testing, so that parents can get back to work without worrying about their childrens safety.
Perhaps most importantly, this framework acknowledges the fact that this isnt a red state issue or a blue state issue. Cities and states all across the country, led by Democrats and Republicans alike, are facing unprecedented budget gaps because of this virus, so our proposal gives local governments $500 billion needed to ensure our cops, firefighters, EMS, teachers and essential workers arent laid off.
Make no mistake, this is not a skinny proposal, nor is it a partisan wish list. This is government working how it should recognizing the problem at hand and finding common ground to solve it, just like our constituents have to do in their own lives on a daily basis. And if the crisis lessens or worsens, this bill has automatic boosters and reducers in place to adapt to the conditions on the ground, free from additional rounds of partisan bickering.
This isnt a game. When lives and economies are on the line, we cant shrink from our responsibility to do something about it. Were Americans first, not Democrats or Republicans and that is how we should govern.
Failure is not an option. Weve laid out a framework that proves a deal is possible. Now its time for leaders on both sides of the Hill and down Pennsylvania Avenue to come together to get this done.
Congressman Max Rose represents New Yorks 11th Congressional District including South Brooklyn and Staten Island.
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|brooklyn | New York Post: Democratic lawmakers kill job-creating Industry City deal|
The bid to rezone Brooklyns Industry City was yanked on Wednesday killing a deal that would have created tens of thousands of jobs amid the COVID-19 downturn, but was staunchly opposed by top Democratic lawmakers. Andrew Kimball, the CEO of Industry City, said the rezoning application that would have repurposed the sprawling, 16-building waterfront…
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|2:00 PM 9/23/2020 - Saved Stories - News Review: Schumer angrily seeks to block fast track replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court|
|New York Daily News: Schumer angrily seeks to block fast track replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Supreme Court|
They are fighting to reverse Justice Ginsburgs legacy, not honor it, Schumer
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|Brooklyn Paper: Local artist transforms Bay Ridge outdoor dining barriers into works of art|
A southern Brooklyn artist hand-painted a handful of outdoor dining spaces on Bay Ridges Fifth Avenue, transforming the colorless barriers into vibrant displays throughout the commercial thoroughfare.
It brings positive attention to a business in such a time of hardship and struggle for a lot of people, said Nicole Stuart, a local artist living in Bensonhurst.
The project, conducted in collaboration with the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, aims to help small business owners spruce up their dining spaces and bring more attention to their eateries.
It brings a much different space, Stuart said. Something as simple as now having your name hand-painted, I feel like that is a different vibe. I just think it brings attention in a different way and people appreciate it.
Stuart, who founded Building Brooklyn Street Art, an organization promoting community-based street art, said she is constantly scouring free space outdoors to use as her canvas most recently working with the BID to paint a selection of public benches along the avenue.
I will be driving around and any free space I see, I think, A mural would look great there,’ she said. So to me, it was just like, this is open space we should be using and its currently not that appealing to the eye lets fix this.
For the BIDs executive director, the project just seemed natural a way to support local restaurants during the pandemic while promoting the neighborhoods artsy feel.
The restaurants are really happy it just brightens things up, it makes their outdoor space look better and everyone seems to really enjoy it, said Amanda Zenteno. And [the restaurant owners] felt really good about getting that support from the BID and getting some artwork out on the avenue.
In under two weeks, half a dozen area restaurants were sporting designs from Stuart.
We were not sure how many businesses were even going to have applicable space for it, she said. But then it all went quickly, I did all six spaces in a week and a half.
All the artwork was conceived with input from the local restaurant owners, who were asked to select three colors emblematic to their restaurant to start off, which Stuart then tried not to stray from in an effort to keep costs covered by the BID low. Businesses including my own are on the struggle bus right now, Stuart said. So we were trying to make it affordable.
Owners of Bay Ridges staple for German fare, Schnitzel Haus, said Stuarts design has ramped up their presence on the avenue showcasing their business name better than ever before.
I like the whole branding aspect of it, said Amber Urban. We have our name out in front of the building, but there is a tree in front of the building so its not necessarily visible from the street. This gives us more.
The colors also help their outdoor dining spaces stand out among the 31 restaurants currently open for outdoor dining on Bay Ridges Fifth Avenue, Urban said.
It is right there street level so you know who it belongs to, she said.
Stuart hopes to beautify even more barricades throughout the borough.
I am super passionate about this stuff, I just feel like it should be like this, Stuart said. If I can make one persons day better, one more patron come to their business, why wouldnt I want to try to facilitate that?
The BID also aims to continue the collaboration with Stuart, as well as other local artists.
Frankly, we are going to keep doing it, Zenteno said. Its our goal to find more ways to bring art to the avenue, a little bit every year.
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