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WeWork founder Adam Neumann is in contract to buy adjacent properties on Miami Beach’s Bal Harbour Marina for $44 million. In March, Mr. Imbesi listed a different property at the mouth of the Bal Harbour Yacht Club marina for $65 million. “He’s got a clear view of the Bal Harbour yacht basin,” said Mr. Imbesi, who said his son Tony Imbesi was instrumental in developing the site. He said they gave Mr. Neumann a $1 million allowance for unfinished construction. Securities filings in May show WeWork gave Mr. Neumann a stock award worth roughly $245 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Persons: Adam Neumann, Joseph Imbesi ., Imbesi, “ He’s, , Tony Imbesi, Neumann, WeWork Organizations: Street Journal, Mr, Securities Locations: Miami Beach’s
Live Summit Live Updates: Putin Lands in Geneva to Meet With Biden Tensions between Washington and Moscow are high as President Biden meets face to face with Russia’s leader. One challenge will be trying to convince Mr. Putin that cyberattacks will be met with a “robust” response. Members of the press in front of Villa La Grange, where President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin will meet on Wednesday. Administration officials say Mr. Biden is determined to deliver a stern message to Mr. Putin about the use of cyberweapons and the dangers of an escalating online war. “This is a different man,” Mr. Putin said of Mr. Biden.
Persons: Biden, Mr, Putin, Vladimir V, Doug Mills, Henry Kissinger, George W, Bush, , Donald J, Trump, , ” Marc Santora, Michael D, “ We’re, Aleksei A, Navalny, Trump’s, , Maxim Blinov, Vladimir Frolov, ’ ” Russia’s, Putin’s, Leonid Volkov, “ He’s, Sergey Ryabkov, ” “, Ivan I, ” Anton Troianovski, Oleg Matsnev, Erin Schaff, Barack Obama, Stephen Crowley, Bill Clinton, Dirck Halstead, John McCain Organizations: Putin, Biden, Villa La Grange, ., New York Times, Mr, NBC, Credit, Air Force, West, Administration, White, United, Facebook, RIA Novosti, Trump, The New York Times, U.S Locations: Geneva, Washington, Moscow, Europe, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Soviet Union, Swiss, Slovenia, Britain, United States, Helsinki, Brussels, Belarus, Russian, Iran, St . Petersburg, Osaka, Japan, New York, Lake Geneva
Kevin Durant Was Unstoppable. Here’s Why.
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( Sopan Deb | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Durant played every minute in the 114-108 victory in Brooklyn that gave the Nets a three-games-to-two series lead. And Durant can simply drive by Antetokounmpo with his superior foot speed (and he occasionally shoots over him too). Even if Bryant can stay with Durant on the initial dribble, Durant can simply shoot over him. Durant shot only 20 for 53 combined in Games 3 and 4, for 58 points. The player who has had the most success against Durant this series is Tucker, who has used his strength to push Durant off his comfortable spots.
Persons: Kevin Durant, Elsa, Getty, Kevin Durant’s, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Durant, Ben Simmons, Kristaps, Tucker, Brad Penner, Reuters Durant, J, Jrue, Giannis Antetokounmpo, ” Tucker, “ He’s, ” Durant, YouTube Durant, Brook Lopez, Elijah Bryant, YouTube Bryant, Durant dribbles, Bryant, Khris Middleton, Bruce Brown, Brown, can’t, Simmons, Kathy Willens, Durant didn’t, He’s Organizations: Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, today’s, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, USA, Reuters, Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, YouTube, Press Locations: Brooklyn, today’s N.B.A, Durant, StatMuse, Middleton
Ned Beatty, the indelible character actor whose first film role as a genial vacationer brutally raped by a backwoodsman in 1972′s “Deliverance” launched him on a long, prolific and accomplished career, has died. After years in regional theater, Beatty was cast in “Deliverance” as Bobby Trippe, the happy-go-lucky member of a male river-boating party terrorized by backwoods thugs. Between movies, Beatty worked often in TV and theater. Ned Thomas Beatty was born in 1937 in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Lexington, where he joined the Protestant Disciples of Christ Christian Church. Boorman told him the role was cast, but changed his mind after seeing Beatty audition.
Persons: Ned Beatty, vacationer, , Deborah Miller, Beatty, Bobby Trippe, brutalized, ” Beatty, rancor, Arthur Jensen, Otis, Lex Luther, Christopher Reeve “, , Josef Locke, “ Roseanne ”, John Goodman’s, Big, Ashley Judd, Jason Patric, “ Ashley, Patric, “ He’s, Ned Thomas Beatty, “ Harvey, Vanya ”, Arthur Miller’s “, John Boorman, Boorman, Sandra Johnson Organizations: , Broadway, The New York Times, Christ Christian Church, Associated Press, Company Locations: Los Angeles, , Nashville, , United States, The, Louisville, Ky, Lexington, Abingdom , Virginia, Washington ,, New York
After 12 consecutive years in power, and another three before that, the country’s longest serving prime minister will no longer be its leader. Netanyahu did not take his defeat lightly, promising Israel's enemies that the Likud party would return to power in his final speech as prime minister. After losing the next election, he left politics, only to return in 2002 as foreign minister and then as prime minister in 2009. A man walks by an election campaign billboard showing Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, in April 2019. They have complained of being second-class citizens in Netanyahu’s Israel, pointing to the impact of both legislation and rhetoric.
Persons: Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid, Emmanuel Dunand, Bennett, , , Bennet, ” Bennett, , Joe Biden, Biden, Bibi, “ He’s, ” Yohanan Plesner, David Makovsky, Oded, Israel’s, West Bank —, Diana Buttu, Mahmoud Abbas, ” Buttu, Donald Trump, Makovsky, didn’t, Ashraf Amra, Abraham, Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Abdullah bin Zayed, Nahyan Abraham, Alex Brandon, Israel —, Barack Obama, Charles Dharapak, Israel, ” Makovsky, it’s Organizations: Likud, Yesh, Getty, Lapid, Israel Democracy Institute, Israel, Washington Institute for Near, West Bank, White, U.S, Embassy, Vaccines, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates Foreign, Abraham Accords, White House, United Arab, Morocco —, Shiite, Republicans, Associated Press Locations: Israel, Jerusalem, AFP, Arab, Israeli, U.S, Iran, “ Israel, United States, Tel Aviv, Jordan, Jewish, Gaza, Israel’s, Netanyahu’s Israel, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco, The U.S, Washington, Iranian
“In international relations, all politics is personal,” Biden said during a visit to South Korea in 2013. Just after touching down in the U.K. Wednesday, Biden told service members at a Royal Air Force station in Mildenhall that he’d visited “well over 100 countries” as a senator and vice president. Biden offered: “Possibilities.”“Personal relationships are the only vehicle by which you build trust,” Biden told Xi two years later when he returned for more meetings in Beijing. There’s a risk, though, of focusing on the personal at the expense of the substance. But Biden has often told the story of his last-known face-to-face meeting with Putin, telling him bluntly that he “has no soul.”“We understand each other,” Biden says Putin replied.
Persons: Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, Biden, China’s Xi, Naomi, ” Biden, Donald Trump’s, warily, Jen Psaki, “ He's, , , he’d, Xi, Vladmir Putin, Vladimir Putin, Jake Sullivan, There’s, Putin, Ted Kaufman, Biden’s, ” Kaufman, MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin, … He’s, Trump, “ He’s, Matthew Goodman Organizations: IVES, White, Foreign Relations, Wednesday, Royal Air Force, , U.S, Center for Strategic & International Studies Locations: England, Canadian, Berlin, China, Cornwall, South Korea, Europe, Mildenhall, Beijing, Delaware, United States, U.S
Unlike a typical SPAC deal, Pershing Square Tontine wouldn’t merge with Universal. In another departure from the typical SPAC structure, Pershing Square Tontine investors won’t vote on the deal, but they will have an opportunity to redeem their shares at about $20 apiece. In a sign of investor disappointment, Pershing Square Tontine shares fell 12% Friday to $22.06, though they are still trading above their $20 July 2020 IPO price. Pershing Square Tontine will remain a public company, but no longer a SPAC. In the case of Mr. Ackman’s SPAC, much of Friday’s slide was caused by the firm’s high valuation, investors said.
Persons: William Ackman, Ackman’s, Tyler Blint, Ackman, Bill Ackman, , Chris Wallace, “ He’s, Ackman wasn’t, Julian Klymochko, , ” Mr, Klymochko, Juliet Chung, Maureen Farrell, Cara Lombardo, cara.lombardo Organizations: Universal Music Group, Journal, Pershing, Tontine Holdings, Universal, Vivendi, News, Mr, Ackman’s Pershing, Capital Management, SPARC, Universal Music, Levin, Investors, Airbnb Inc, Inc, Bloomberg, Technologies Locations: PSTH, SPACs
Stop resisting. Stop resisting. Stop resisting. He added: “We don’t know enough at this point. In a statement released Tuesday, department officials said Hobbs’ arrest is under review.
Persons: Martin Weinberg, Kemontae Hobbs, Hobbs, Weinberg, ” Weinberg, , , ” Hobbs, Kimberlyn Hayes, ” Hayes, Devyn Keith, ” Keith, I’ve, William Darby, Darby, Jeffery Parker, “ He’s Organizations: Alabama, Facebook, Huntsville, NBC, Huntsville City Locations: Huntsville, Parker’s
With the Democratic primary just weeks away and polls showing several candidates in or near the lead, the anticipation going into Wednesday night’s debate was fairly high. In the second hour of the debate, the moderator gave each of the eight candidates the opportunity to ask one question of a competitor. Four of the contenders targeted Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a front-runner in the race. Adams has said he’s carried a gun to church, he has asked off-duty officers to carry guns to church,” said Maya Wiley, a former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio. “He’s said he will carry a gun as mayor and maybe even ditch his detail.
Persons: Adams, Eric Adams, Mr, he’s, , Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, “ He’s, Eric, isn’t, Andrew Yang — Organizations: Democratic Locations: C.D.C, Brooklyn
Rather, the screenshot being shared on social media shows an update from Trump’s new personal blog. The post shared in these social media posts can be seen here . The formatting matches the screenshot being shared on social media that claims “he’s back!! The featured screenshot comes from social media website Gab, not Twitter. Read more about our work to fact-check social media posts here .
Persons: Donald Trump, “ he’s, Trump, Donald J, Donald Trump’s, Read Organizations: Twitter, Facebook, Trump ”, The, Trump, , U.S, Capitol, Reuters Locations: United States of America, United States
The public transit worker who killed nine people at a rail yard in San Jose, California, had been accused of having violent outbursts and of threatening violence by a former girlfriend and his former wife, according to interviews with the women and court documents. The shooter was identified as Samuel Cassidy, an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), law enforcement sources said. An ex-girlfriend of Cassidy, who asked to remain anonymous, told NBC News the two dated for six months in 2008. They had met on Match.com while he lived in San Jose and she lived in San Mateo. A history of anger and violence toward women is something experts say is not uncommon to find in the history of mass shooters.
Persons: Samuel Cassidy, Cassidy, , Philip Pacheco, “ He’s, , Cecilia Nelms, Cassidy's, Nelms Organizations: Transportation Authority, NBC, Toyota, Calif, NBC News, Associated Press, AP, Bloomberg News Locations: San Jose , California, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Mateo
On a cloudless spring day in Los Angeles, Regé-Jean Page is posing on a rooftop. Though he’s already booked high-profile roles in Netflix’s “The Gray Man” and Paramount’s “Dungeons & Dragons” adaptation, Page is open to joining another series. It had been clear from his audition for Knox that Page had something special, “Bridgerton” exec producer Betsy Beers recalls. Like the Russos, the film’s directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein first noticed Page on “Bridgerton” and set a Zoom meeting with the actor. I can’t talk about which jobs I’m not doing, because I’m not doing them, [but] I’m very happy with the work I am doing,” he continues.
Persons: Jean Page, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, Simon, Daphne Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor, he’ll, Bridgerton, Page, “ Simon, Daphne, , , Kim Kardashian, Dionne Warwick, Dan Stevens, James Bond, oddsmakers, Shonda Rhimes —, , We’re, Rhimes, “ Regé, George Clooney, there’s, David Caruso, Shelley Long, “ Cheers ”, he’s, Netflix’s “, isn’t, George, Shakespeare, ABC’s, “ I’ve, I’m, I’ve, Leonard Knox, Knox, Betsy Beers, ” Rhimes, Regé, you’ll, “ You’re, Mr, Darcy, Heathcliff, ” Page, Geoff Johns, Henry Cavill, Duke, Hastings, Sterling K, Brown, Malachi Kirby, O.J, Simpson, ’ ” Page, Sterling, ‘ You’ve, Christopher Darden, Marcia Clark’s, ” Brown, “ He’s, I’ll, Joe, Anthony Russo, Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, You’re, , Russo, ” Russo, Gosling, Evans, they’re, John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, He’s, ” Daley, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, Daniel Craig, it’s, Brits who’ve, Marvel, snagging, Ryan Coogler’s, John, Jonathan, Brad Pitt Organizations: CSI, Miami, U.S, , Netflix, Hollywood, Seg, DC Entertainment, Marvel, Paramount, Hasbro, Brits, Sony, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Los Angeles, “ Downton, , Bath, England, Hollywood, Page’s
The two face an insular corporate culture renowned for slow-to-change ways. Goff and Hietala will be two voices among a 12-person board that has had six directors handpicked by Exxon’s current chief executive Darren Woods. Both have extensive backgrounds in oil refining, a business where Exxon posted a $1.1 billion loss last year. Goff in 2010 took over the predecessor to U.S. oil refiner Andeavor, built it through deals and expanded the business internationally. “His reputation is exceptionally high among investors,” said analyst Paul Sankey of Sankey Research.
Persons: Gregory Goff, Kaisa Hietala, Goff, Hietala, Exxon’s, Darren Woods, Goff “, John Auers, Turner, Mason, , , Paul Sankey, “ He’s Organizations: HOUSTON, Exxon Mobil, Exxon, Marathon Petroleum, Carlyle Group, Smurfit Kappa Group, Royal, Shell, West Coast, BP, Chevron, Sankey Research Locations: U.S, Carson , California, West, West Coast ., Sankey
Phil Mickelson wins PGA to be oldest major champ
  + stars: | 2021-05-24 | by ( The Associated Press | ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Mickelson captured his sixth major and by far the most surprising Sunday at the PGA Championship. Julius Boros for 53 years held the distinction of golf's oldest major champion. Three months after 43-year-old Tom Brady won a seventh Super Bowl, Mickelson added to this year of ageless wonders. Mickelson became the first player in PGA Tour history to win tournaments 30 years apart. Mickelson finished at 6-under 282The victory came one week after Mickelson accepted a special exemption into the U.S. Open because at No.
Persons: — Phil Mickelson, Mickelson, Julius Boros, Lefty, , Tom Brady, Harry Vardon, Tiger Woods, “ He’s, ” Jon Rahm, , it’s, ” Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Koepka, Oosthuizen, Kevin Streelman Organizations: PGA, Arizona State, U.S, America Locations: KIAWAH, San Antonio, Oosthuizen, South Carolina
The screenwriter of an upcoming film about Flamin’ Hot Cheetos defended the project on Tuesday, after a Los Angeles Times report challenged the central character’s claim to have invented the snack product. He is a guy who should remain the face of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.”Montañez has been claiming credit for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for years, in books, interviews and motivational speeches. Director Eva Longoria is set to begin production this summer on “Flamin’ Hot,” based on his life story. The story attributed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to an entirely separate group of Frito-Lay employees in the Upper Midwest. “There was no talk of, ‘You guys are writing a movie about a guy who had nothing to do with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
Persons: Lewis Colick, Richard Montañez, , ” Colick, ” Montañez, Flamin, Eva Longoria, DeVon Franklin, , Colick, Charlie St, Cloud, ” “, Frito, Lay, Montañez, Franklin, Richard, “ He’s, “ We’re, Al Carey, Carey, Longoria, Franklin’s, it’s Organizations: Los Angeles Times, Frito, Lay, Searchlight, Variety, Rancho, Times, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Upper Midwest, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif
Live Live Updates: France Leads Push for Cease-Fire in Gaza, but Fighting Drags On The conflict spilled into a 10th day, with tenuous hopes for a truce. In the brief summary, the White House said that Mr. Biden “expressed his support for a cease-fire,” while stopping short of calling for one. Monday’s phone call reflects Mr. Biden and Mr. Netanyahu’s complicated 40-year relationship. For his part, Mr. Netanyahu is fighting for his political life at home while trying to sustain support in Washington. With Mr. Biden now in the Oval Office, the men are again trying to sustain mutual trust amid larger forces driving them apart.
Persons: Khalil Hamra, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, , , Hosam, Mark Lowcock, Biden, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Geraldine Byrne Nason, ” Rick Gladstone, Netanyahu, Joseph R, Debbie Hill, Ilan Goldenberg, Obama, , Jeremy Ben, Ami, “ He’s, Jen Psaki, Mr, Biden “, Netanyahu’s Organizations: ., Associated Press, United Nations Security Council, Gaza Health Ministry, United, Hamas, United Nations, Credit, The New York Times, . Security, American, Security Council, Israel, Middle East Security, Center, New, New American Security, Democratic, J, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, White House, Air Force, Mr, Embassy Locations: Gaza, France, Israel, Israeli, Egypt, Qatar, United Nations, U.N, Hosam Salem, Jordan, United States, U.S, Jerusalem, New American, Washington, Israel’s
IBM Tech Services Business Names CIO Ahead of Planned Spinoff
  + stars: | 2021-05-18 | by ( John Mccormick | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
In his new position, Mr. Bradshaw is expected to set Kyndryl’s information technology strategy and put together an IT team. At NBCUniversal, Mr. Bradshaw leads a team of about 1,500 IT professionals. Michael Bradshaw, Kyndryl's incoming CIO. Mr. Bradshaw sees his biggest challenge as helping to manage the spinoff. Newsletter Sign-up CIO Journal The Morning Download delivers daily insights and news on business technology from the CIO Journal team.
Persons: Michael Bradshaw, Mr, Bradshaw, Kyndryl, Martin Schroeter, , NBCUniversal, , Tim Crawford, AVOA, “ He’s, Crawford, Chirag Dekate, Lockheed Martin, Martin, Kathryn Guarini, Fletcher Previn, John McCormick Organizations: Business Machines Corp, NBCUniversal Media, Kyndryl IBM, IBM, Lockheed Martin Corp, Mission Systems, Chirag, Gartner Inc, Lockheed Locations: Los Angeles, john.mccormick
McCarthy Announces Opposition to Jan. 6 Commission
  + stars: | 2021-05-18 | by ( Luke Broadwater | Nicholas Fandos | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +31 min
McCarthy Announces Opposition to Jan. 6 Commission The top House Republican said he could not support an inquiry into the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob because it would not examine unrelated “political violence” associated with the left. Representative Rashida Tlaib urged President Biden to end his support of Israel amid its bombing campaign against Hamas. In rejecting the commission, Mr. McCarthy essentially threw one of his key deputies, Representative John Katko of New York, under the bus in favor of shielding Mr. Trump and the party from further scrutiny. Ms. Cheney has said the commission should have a narrow scope, and that Mr. McCarthy should testify about a phone call with Mr. Trump during the riot. President Biden talking with Representatives Rashida Tlaib, left, and Debbie Dingell, right, on Tuesday ahead of a visit to the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.
Persons: McCarthy, Rashida Tlaib, Biden, Jan, Jason Andrew, Kevin McCarthy, Mitch McConnell of, Mr, Donald J, Trump, ” Mr, , Mitch McConnell, John Katko, Katko, Liz Cheney, Cheney, Nancy Pelosi, , “ It’s, McCarthy’s, McConnell, Debbie Dingell, Doug Mills, Tlaib, Benjamin Netanyahu, doesn’t, Tlaib’s, Muftia Tlaib, Luke Broadwater, Grace Meng, Stefani Reynolds, Biden’s, Meng, Mazie Hirono, Josh Hawley, Elad, Banks, Andrew, Ethan, Aiden, Ethan Dvash, Jae C, Allison Blixt, Stefania Zaccari, Blixt, Zaccari, Lucas, ” Ms, “ Lucas, Lara Jakes, Courtney Pedroza, Ben Cotton, “ I’ve, Karen Fann, Jack Sellers, Fann, Warren Petersen, Cotton, Petersen, Netanyahu, Joseph R, Debbie Hill, Israel, Ilan Goldenberg, Obama, , Jeremy Ben, Ami, “ He’s, Jen Psaki, Brittany Greeson, William Bailey, Matthew S, DePerno, Kevin A, Bailey, Jocelyn Benson, Benson, Ms, Dana Nessel, Terry VanAlstine, Devin Nunes, Anna Moneymaker, specter, Nunes, Nunes’s, Sergio Flores, children’s Organizations: Republican, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Hamas, The New York Times, House Republican, Senate, Democrat, Democratic, Homeland Security, , Democrats, Republicans, White, Mr, Israel, Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center . Credit, New York Times, Ford, Air Force, West Bank, , ., Justice Department, Department, Circuit, Associated Press, State Department, Immigration, Arizona State Senate, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, State Senate, America, of Supervisors, Credit, Middle East Security, Center, New, New American Security, J, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, White House, Dominion, Michigan, Capitol Police, Twitter, United States Capitol Police, Justice, Biden Justice Department, Trump -, Health, Human Services Department’s, Refugee, Border Patrol Locations: Israel, California, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, America, New York, Wyoming, Detroit, Michigan, Gaza, , Dearborn, Washington, Hawaii, Republican, Missouri, Los Angeles, Banks, American, United States, Britain, Israeli, Canada, Arizona, G.O.P, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Ashburn, Va, Jerusalem, New American, , Antrim County, Mich, Antrim, Del Rio , Texas, Dallas, El Paso, Erie, Pa
“We believe that of all the platforms that have come out, we are the right platform for the president,” Mr. Mr. Trump had nearly 89 million Twitter followers. Mr. Trump and his team have held more than two dozen meetings on potential social-media plans, according to people familiar with the discussions. It is trying to raise $25 million from friends and family at a valuation of about $100 million, according to the presentation. CloutHub has three million users, about 15 employees and is in the midst of raising a seed-funding round of $5 million, according to Mr.
Persons: Donald Trump, Jeff Brain, , Brain, CloutHub, Trump, WSJ’s Brad Reagan, Andre M . Chang, “ He’s, Darren Blanton, Rumble, Tiffany Hagler, Donald J, Jason Miller, ” Mr, Parler, BuzzFeed, Elijah Nouvelage, Apple, Dean Grey, Grey, Mr, — Sam Schechner Organizations: Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc, Lago, Skylab Apps Inc, Zuma Press, Big Tech, Dallas, Geard, Bloomberg, Twitter, Facebook, Mr, YouTube, Trump Organization, Apple Inc, Amazon Web Services, Conservative Political, Conference, Skylab, Wall, Wall Street, Politics, Capitol Locations: Mar, Toronto, Orlando, Fla, Texas
Yang sits atop mayoral field vying to revive a battered New York City
  + stars: | 2021-05-13 | by ( Joseph Ax | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
FILE PHOTO: Andrew Yang, Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City, speaks after being endorsed by U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., May 10, 2021. “I want people to look around our city and say that things are cleaner, things are safer, things are more vibrant, the opportunities are back - there’s a sense of optimism back in New York City,” Yang said at a campaign appearance on Monday. Similar to his presidential campaign, Yang has proposed a number of innovations, including a basic income of $2,000 a year to 500,000 poor residents. “To move forward, we cannot continue being derailed by the dangerous and violent behavior in our city,” Adams told reporters on Monday in Manhattan. “People aren’t going to come back to work on mass transit if they’re going to get mugged,” said Kathryn Wylde, who heads the Partnership for New York City, a prominent business organization.
Persons: Andrew Yang, Grace Meng, Shannon Stapleton John Lau, Yang, ” Yang, Bill de Blasio, Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan, Obama, Dianne Morales, , “ He’s, , Christina Greer, , I’m, Adams, ” Adams, aren’t, Kathryn Wylde, Stringer, Morales, Garcia Organizations: YORK, Democratic, U.S, REUTERS, ., New York, MSNBC, THE ENTERTAINMENT, New, New York City’s, New York’s Fordham University, Wiley, New York Times, WNYC Locations: New York, New York City, Queens, U.S, United States, . New York, COVID, Brooklyn, Manhattan,
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the April jobs report from the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2021. Wednesday will be the first time he has hosted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Republican leader Kevin McCarthy in the Oval Office. Just before the White House meeting, McCarthy presided over the ousting of Representative Liz Cheney from the House Republican leadership team because of her refusal to back former President Donald Trump’s false claim that he won the 2020 election, not Biden. The White House said Biden hoped to focus on areas where the two sides could work together rather than on areas of disagreement. “He’s invited bipartisan leaders to come to the White House to have a discussion about where we can find common ground and how we can work together,” Psaki said.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jonathan Ernst Biden, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, McCarthy, Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s, Biden, Trump, “ We’re, Steny Hoyer, ’ McConnell, “ I’m, ” McConnell, Jen Psaki, , , “ He’s, ” Psaki Organizations: WASHINGTON, Congress, White, REUTERS, Democrat, Republicans, Republican, Office, Democratic, House Republican, U.S, Capitol, Trump, Congressional, Reuters, America, Republican Party Locations: Washington , U.S, U.S, Delaware, Washington
School leaders may be acting in the interest of safety, but advocates say that removing students from in-person classes because of their behavior may violate those students’ rights, especially if they have disabilities. The online classes that schools created to respond to the pandemic have given schools “plausible deniability,” Smith Howard said. The first day of in-person classes was Monday but, at this point, Mcleish said, she’s not interested. His high school near Reading, Pa., has not allowed him to attend in-person classes due to concerns about his behavior. But he doesn’t think he’s getting the support he needs for learning and other disabilities in virtual classes.
Persons: Raynardo Antonio Ocasio, , Mayra, he’s, Raynardo, Ernestina Malave, who’ve, they’ve, Lorraine Wright, They’re, Wright, “ It’s, Emily A, Kim, , , ” Kim, Irizarry, ” Irizarry, Diane Smith Howard, Margie Wakelin, don’t, Perry Zirkel, ” Zirkel, Smith Howard, they’re, ” Smith Howard, Winston, It’s, Winston Brown, Gilian Mcleish, Handout Raheem Nixon, Wakelin, Scott Walsh, ” Mcleish, Mcleish, wouldn’t, she’s, doesn’t, ” Raheem Nixon, Alayah, Handout Nixon, He’s, Nixon, “ He’s, Michael Athy, Zeta, “ I’m Organizations: Zeta Charter School, Student, NBC News, Zeta, Advocacy Systems, National Disability Rights Network, Pennsylvania’s Education Law Center, NBC, Lehigh University, National Disability Rights, Education Law Center, Multicultural Academy Charter School, Wilson High School, Wilson, New York City Department of Education, New, Children Locations: Manhattan, Virginia, New York, New York City, , Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Reading , Pennsylvania, Reading, Pa, Puerto Rico
(Reuters) - When Melinda French Gates asked her husband, Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, to let her co-author the 2013 annual letter about their foundation, the conversation blew up into a fight. FILE PHOTO: Melinda Gates (L) speaks to Oprah Winfrey on stage during a taping of her TV show in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 5, 2019. In the next year’s letter, Melinda wrote about one of three myths that “block progress for the poor,” while Bill handled the other two. The extent of Melinda’s impact will likely be determined in part by what happens to Bill Gates’ fortune, estimated by Forbes at around $130.5 billion. MacKenzie Scott’s 2019 divorce from Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos left her with a 4% stake in Amazon, which she has used to become a leading philanthropist.
Persons: Melinda French Gates, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Carlo Allegri, Melinda, “ Bill, Bill, Melinda Gates Foundation’s, “ He’s, I’ve, ” Melinda, , Bill Gates ’, MacKenzie Scott’s, Jeff Bezos, Scott, Kara Swisher, MacKenzie Scott Organizations: Reuters, Microsoft Corp, REUTERS, Ventures, Forbes, Amazon.com Inc, Tech, Gates Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S, Texas, New York, Amazon
Medina Spirit Wins the Kentucky Derby
  + stars: | 2021-05-01 | by ( Jim Chairusmi | ) www.wsj.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Medina Spirit took the early lead shortly after the start and then held off Mandaloun by a half-length in a thrilling stretch drive to win the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs . Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by John Velazquez, Medina Spirit covered the 1 ¼ miles on a fast dirt track in 2:01.02 The victory is a record-breaking seventh Derby win for Baffert and the fourth win for Velazquez. “He’s always shown he’s an overachiever.”“Every time I asked him to give more he kept fighting on. You couldn’t ask for more of a horse,” Velazquez said. Still, it was far short of a typical Derby crowd of more than 150,000.
Persons: Spirit, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez, Velazquez, ” Baffert, “ He’s, , ” Velazquez Organizations: Kentucky Derby, Derby, Baffert, Churchill Locations: Churchill Downs, Medina
The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Wisconsin has been leading his flock astray by urging them to shun the Covid-19 vaccine. When NBC News reached out to Altman for comment, a woman who said she worked at St. James said “he’s not having any interviews.”“God bless you,” she added before hanging up. Altman is not the only Roman Catholic priest to speak out against Covid-19 vaccines. “That said, many bishops are in a bind because many of their parishioners believe Covid is a hoax,” Steidl said. In either case, parishioners probably would have followed their own ideological inclinations regardless of what the priest told them.”Friends of Father James Altman Facebook page.
Persons: James Altman, James, Altman, Bishop William Callahan, ” Callahan, “ he’s, , Callahan, Bishop Joseph Strickland, Robert Altier, Raphael, Donald Trump, ” Altman, Jason Steidl, , Covid, ” Steidl, Steidl, Father James Altman, covidism, Barack Obama Organizations: Roman Catholic, Tribune, YouTube, La Crosse County Health, NBC, St, Covid, , Catholic, Public Religion Research Institute, Interfaith, Joseph's College, Facebook Locations: Wisconsin, La Crosse, GUINEA, La Crosse County, , Tyler , Texas, Minneapolis, Brooklyn , New York
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