Monthly Archives جولای 2020

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

By JAKE SEINER

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Friday’s game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for the coronavirus.

The league announced the schedule change hours before the game was to be played. It said the postponement in Milwaukee is “consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”

The Cardinals said in a statement that they learned Thursday night about positive tests from samples collected Wednesday...

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Moscow demands Belarus release detained Russians

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin demanded Friday that Belarus quickly release 33 Russian private security contractors it detained on terrorism charges, dismissing accusations of plots during the Belarus presidential campaign as bogus.

The allegations represent an unprecedented escalation of tensions between Russia and neighboring Belarus, traditionally close allies, as Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko seeks a sixth term in the Aug. 9 election.

Belarusian officials said the employees of private Russian military contractor Wagner, who were detained Wednesday, are facing a criminal probe on charges of plotting terror attacks in Belarus amid the country’s presidential election campaign.

The Ukrainian authorities, meanwhile, said Friday they w...

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مرزهای ادب، بی‌طرفی و واقع‌گویی جابجا شد

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گروه سیاسی: سیدمصطفی تاجزاده در یک توییت نوشت: ‏اخبار ساعت ۱۴ امروز سیمای جمهوری اسلامی نه فقط مرزهای ادب و بی‌طرفی و واقع‌گویی را جابجا کرد، بلکه با ابداع اصطلاح “رئیس‌جمهور به‌ظاهر سیاه‌پوست سابق آمریکا” برای توصیف اوباما، روش خبررسانی جدیدی پایه گذاشت. راستی چرا ترامپ را “رئیس‌جمهور به‌ظاهر سفیدپوست” نمی‌خواند؟

 

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Nigerians counteract COVID-19 denialism with social media campaigns

Ogun State COVID-19 Isolation Centre. Image by Dr. Opeyemi Adeyemi, used with permission.

Nigerians are reducing the effect of COVID-19 denial narratives with powerful online Twitter campaigns such as #MyCOVID19NaijaStory and #COVIDStopswithMe. 

These counter-narratives aim to prove that the deadly coronavirus is not a hoax and more importantly, to encourage people to adopt good public health behaviours to mitigate its spread. 

As of July 29, Nigeria had recorded 41,804 confirmed COVID-19 cases,18,764 recoveries and 868 deaths. 

COVID-19 denialism in Nigeria

Many Nigerians believe that the coronavirus pandemic is a hoax, according to Yemisi Adegoke, a journalist at BBC Africa who spoke in an investigative documentary featuring Lagos University Teaching Hospital, where COVID-19 patients ...

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USS Hornet museum to reopen after four month closure

ALAMEDA — The USS Hornet Museum in Alameda will reopen on Saturday for the first time in months, but with certain limitations.

The museum will only be open Friday through Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. to. 5 p.m. Thursdays will be open to museums only. It has been closed since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place order.

Only the open air portions of the museum will be available during museum visits– the Hangar Bay and Flight Deck. All enclosed areas, such as below deck and Island areas will be off limits.

Docents will be available to speak to guests about the parts visible, and those that aren’t. Virtual tours are also being offered.

The USS Hornet Memorial Band will play on Saturday for several hours as guests board the ship.

The USS Hornet will fol...

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He got the Porsche, but his luck ran out with the Rolexes

A Florida man who allegedly bought a Porsche with a homemade cashier’s check was arrested when he pushed his luck the next day in a jeweler’s shop.

Casey Kelley at the Destin Porsche dealership. (Walton County Sheriff’s Office) 

Casey William Kelley, 42, of Wewahitchka, was arrested by Walton County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after a Miramar Beach jeweler reported that he had used a fake cashier’s check for $61,521 in an attempt to purchase three Rolex watches the previous day.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Kelley had bought a Porsche 911 Turbo on Monday from a dealership in Destin. The cashier’s check for that purchase — $139,203.05 — also turned out to be fraudulent, the sheriff’s report said.

Kelley reportedly admitted to investigators that he had ...

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فائزه هاشمی: من بودم سفارت آمریکا را بی مذاکره باز می‌کردم

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گروه سیاسی: سایت انصاف‌نیوز نوشت: دهه نود با تمام اتفاقات پر فراز و نشیبش رو به پایان است اما میراث برجای مانده‌ی آن دغدغه‌ی معیشت و بهبود بسترهایی اقتصادیست که فشار بغرنجی را بر پیکره‌ی تمام طبقات جامعه ایجاد کرد و در نتیجه مسئله‌ی توسعه‌ی سیاسی در کنار توسعه‌ی اقتصادی کمرنگ‌تر شد، البته این چالش‌ها مختص کشور ما نبود و با نگاهی به تحولات جهان می‌توان دریافت که بسیاری از مدل‌های اقتصادی دچار بحران های جدی شدند؛ اقتصاد به عنوان یکی از مهم ترین علم‌های روز بشر با وجود ساختار مشخص در هر جهان بینی به شکل متفاوتی تفسیر می‌شود و دیدگاه‌ها و خواستگاه طبقاتی افراد بر روی آن تاثیر زیادی دارد...

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Appeal court says the answer to Guyana’s election results lies in the recount

The three Guyana Appeals Court judges hand down their ruling in the in Misenga Jones elections case, on July 30, 2020. Screenshot taken from the Stabroek News livestream of the judgement.

On July 30, Guyana’s Court of Appeal handed down its judgement in the action brought by Misenga Jones, a supporter of the governing coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC), who petitioned the court to have the numbers from the election recount discarded.

In a unanimous decision that was livestreamed, the country’s appeals court determined that the recount votes should be used to determine and declare the result of the general elections, which took place nearly five months ago on March 2.

Jones had argued that the figures put forward by Clairmont Mingo, the electoral of...

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Larry Magid: Historical perspective on Congressional grilling of ‘big tech’

Wednesday’s Congressional hearing with the heads of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google was historic for more than one reason.  It was the first time CEOs from all the major tech companies testified at a single hearing, and it probably wouldn’t have happened that way if it were not for the new-founded procedure of

Larry Magid 

letting people testify remotely. Getting even one of those men to fly across the country for a hearing is a herculean task even for Congress. Being able to schedule them all at the same time would be close to impossible. Even a private jet is slow compared with videoconferencing.

And, while it’s not the first time that tech execs have been grilled and criticized in public, it’s still a rare event, especially when aimed at four of the most valuable and powerful c...

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Chinese scientist wanted for visa fraud arrested after seeking medical care in San Francisco

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO  — A Chinese scientist charged with visa fraud after U.S. authorities said she concealed her military ties was arrested after she left the Chinese consulate in San Francisco to seek medical care for her asthma, court documents showed.

Juan Tang, who has a doctorate in cellular biology, entered the United States on Dec. 27, 2019, to work at the University of California, Davis as a visiting researcher in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Alexandra Negin, an assistant federal public defender, said in the filing Wednesday asking the court for her release on bail.

A hearing on whether Tang, 37, should be released on bail is scheduled Friday...

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