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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The crowds that bade farewell to Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires on Thursday were in keeping with the devotion Latin America has reserved for the passing of its sporting and artistic idols, from Brazilian Formula 1 great Ayrton Senna to Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Many more are expected to line the streets to salute the coffin as it travels to the Bella Vista cemetery on the outskirts of the capital later on Thursday. Such public outpourings of grief are common in Latin America, where sport and the arts carry an exaggerated importance. “They are national figures because people feel they capture the essence of what it is to be from say Argentina or Brazil. Eleven years later, there was widespread commotion after Formula 1 driver Senna was killed in an accident at the San Marino Grand Prix.
Persons: Diego Maradona, Ayrton Senna, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Maradona, braved, Bella, , Laurent Dubois, Dubois, Garrincha, Senna, Mario Benedetti, Garcia Marquez, Cristiano Araujo, Brenda Elsey Organizations: BUENOS AIRES, Reuters, Duke University, San Marino, Hofstra University Locations: BUENOS, Buenos Aires, America, Argentina, Latin America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Mage, San Marino Grand, Sao, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, Brazilian, Goiania
U.N. decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Stephanie Nebehay | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
GENEVA (Reuters) - Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that their use of “big data” collected via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases against minorities, United Nations experts said on Thursday. “It’s a rapidly developing technological means used by law enforcement to determine, using big data, who is likely to do what. “It’s widely used in the United States of America, and we’ve had complaints from black communities in the European Union as well. And Latin America where people of African descent and indigenous people complain about profiling,” Shepherd said, citing Brazil and Colombia. Many police use “predictive” profiling systems that lead to identity checks, traffic stops and searches, based on previous arrest data about a neighbourhood, Shepherd said.
Persons: George Floyd, Jonathan Ernst, , ” Verene Shepherd, “ We’ve, Shepherd, , we’ve, ” Shepherd, afer Organizations: United, DC National Guard, House, Washington , D.C, REUTERS, Companies, Reuters, Minorities, Union Locations: GENEVA, United Nations, Minneapolis, Washington ,, Jamaica, United States of America, America, Brazil, Colombia, United States, American
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday. MOST RECENT JOB:Rosenfield joins No10 from Hakluyt, a strategic advisory firm for businesses and investors, where he has been global head of corporate clients and head of the UK business since 2016. BANK OF AMERICARosenfield worked as managing director of investment banking at Bank of America from 2011 to 2016. UK TREASURYHe spent 11 years at the British finance minister as a policy adviser and then principal private secretary to Chancellors Alistair Darling and George Osborne. EDUCATIONRosenfield was educated at Manchester Grammar School and University College London.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Rosenfield, Rosenfield, Hakluyt, Alistair Darling, George Osborne Organizations: British, AMERICA, Bank of America, TREASURY, Manchester Grammar School, University College London Locations: No10
Social media users have been sharing content online claiming the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine is more dangerous than measles itself. One post’s description reads: “Most doctors are trained to deny vaccine failure, vaccine injury, and vaccine death. The department advises that as with any medicine, there is a very small chance that the vaccine can cause a serious reaction, but that receiving the measles vaccine is much safer than contracting measles. (here )The Infectious Diseases Society of America explains on its website that the MMR vaccine does not cause measles. The MMR vaccine that prevents the measles virus is not more dangerous than the virus itself and does not cause the virus.
Persons: , Read Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, U.S . Department of Health & Human Services, Diseases Society of America, Texas Children’s Hospital, Reuters Locations: United States, Texas
Johnson picks new chief of staff to lead post-Cummings 'reset'
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( William James | ) www.reuters.com + 0.99   time to read: +2 min
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday as he tries to restore trust in his leadership. Johnson is reshaping his senior team of advisers following the departure of Dominic Cummings earlier this month. The chief of staff is traditionally the most powerful political appointment in the prime minister’s office. Though exact responsibilities vary according the leaders’ preference, the job involves providing strategic and political advice to help the prime minister take decisions. Rosenfield will begin work on Dec. 7 and officially take up the Chief of Staff role on Jan. 1, Downing Street said.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Rosenfield, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Cummings, Rosenfield, Hakluyt, Alistair Darling, George Osborne, “ Dan, , Rupert Harrison, Osborne Organizations: British, Bank of America, Blackrock, Conservative Party, Downing
Slow and steady or a big spurt? How to grow a ferocious dinosaur
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Will Dunham | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The study provides insight into the lives of some of the most fearsome predators ever to walk the Earth. Other groups of large theropods tended to have more steady rates of growth over a longer period of time. That growth strategy was detected in lineages that arose worldwide earlier in the dinosaur era and later were concentrated in the southern continents. The Argentine dinosaur, from a group called carcharodontosaurs, did not reach its full adult size until its 40s and lived to about age 50. Big theropods share the same general body design, walking on two legs and boasting large skulls, strong jaws and menacingteeth.
Persons: Bill Simpson, Sue, Jim Young, , Tom Cullen, Peter Makovicky Organizations: WASHINGTON, Field Museum, REUTERS, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina State University, Royal Society, of Minnesota Locations: Chicago , Illinois, United States, Canada, China, Argentina, Chicago, South Dakota, North America, Cryolophosaurus, Antarctica, Argentine
That’s the message President-elect Joe Biden sent the world as he unveiled key Cabinet and national security picks earlier this week. Foreign governments will know Biden’s team from their time in office under President Barack Obama and other previous administrations. We are on the same page on climate, on Iran, on NATO,” one European official said about the picks. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida dismissed Biden’s new team members over their track record with China during Obama’s presidency. “Biden’s Cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences and will be polite and orderly caretakers of America’s decline,” Rubio tweeted.
Persons: Joe Biden, “ We’re, ” Biden, Lester Holt, Donald Trump’s “, Biden, John Kerry, Antony Blinken, Isabelle Dobbs, Higginson, Mike Segar, Reuters Biden, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Alejandro Mayorkas, Barack Obama, Jake Sullivan, , Trump, Blinken, Sullivan, Kerry, Vladimir Putin, Wang Yi, Andy Wong, Obama, , Emmanuel Macron, Putin, Neil Melvin, Israel —, Benjamin Netanyahu’s, Biden —, Blinken —, Melvin, Nicholas Stern, multilateralism, Stern, Mike Pompeo, Bret Baier, ” Biden’s, China — Marco Rubio, Thomas, ” Pompeo, that’s, Republican Sen, Marco Rubio, Biden’s, ” Rubio Organizations: NBC News, United, United Nations, Reuters, NATO, Trump, Foreign, Olive, Foreign Ministry, Harvard University, Columbia Law School, Le Figaro, London’s Royal United Services Institute, Haaretz, Relations, Security, Royal United Services Institute, NBC, National Security, London School of Economics, Obama, Fox News, Ivy League, Republican, China, Obama’s, Cabinet Locations: “ America, United States, U.S, Saharan Africa, Iran, Europe, Paris, Kerry, Germany, Beijing, France, Russia, China, Moscow, Israel, Palestinian, Asia, United States of America, Florida
America celebrates scaled-back Thanksgiving as COVID-19 surges
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
FILE PHOTO: A person walks at Reagan National Airport ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Arlington, U.S. November 25, 2020. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, a spectacle of giant character balloons that has delighted children for nearly a century, has been scaled back significantly. Many Americans see the annual ritual get-together for turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie as important enough to risk possible infection. On Wedneday Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo implored her constituents to make Thanksgiving gatherings as small as possible, arguing it would save lives. With hospitalizations surging, the state will begin a two-week “pause” on Monday, with bars, fitness gyms and other establishments shut down.
Persons: Hannah McKay, , Susan Tercero, Gina Raimondo, ‘ I’m Organizations: Reuters, Reagan National Airport, REUTERS, NBC, Centers for Disease Control, U.S . Transportation Security Administration, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Locations: Arlington , U.S, New York, , COVID, Wedneday Rhode
When Julie Flett illustrated her first children's book, "The Moccasins," she thought that it would stay within the bounds of her Indigenous community. It also includes Thanksgiving, which stands with Columbus Day (increasingly celebrated as Indigenous People's Day) as a holiday activists are pushing to redefine. Central to that effort is highlighting the history and experiences of Native and Indigenous peoples in North America and acknowledging that those communities still exist in vibrant ways. Indigenous literature was dismissed as valuable only for members of Indigenous communities and thought of as holding limited importance for everyone else. Part of Flett's mission is to shore up endangered Indigenous languages like Cree and Michif, which she's done through books about the alphabet and colors.
Persons: Julie Flett, Earl Einarson, Flett, hadn't, Courtney Molyneaux, Birdsong, It's Organizations: American Heritage, Columbus, Scottish Locations: North America, Cree
"I asked Gabrielle what she wanted for her birthday, and she said 'an investment account and a bike,'" Van Court said. At the time, Van Court was working at Nickelodeon, where she led its digital preschool and parenting businesses. "I said, 'If you save $100, I'll match you $100 and we'll open an investment account,'" said Van Court, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Goalsetter app helps children learn about how money works and lets families set long-term and short-term savings goals. "You spend your last dime trying to buy self-respect," Van Court said.
Persons: Tanya Van Court, Van, Gabrielle, Court, Goalsetter, Van Court, , Kemba Dunham, Dunham, Nile Mpela, Nile, Tseday Williams, Seble Williams Seble Williams, Williams, Tseday Organizations: Nickelodeon, Stanford University Black Alumni Association, Pipeline, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Van, Brooklyn , New York, America, Brooklyn
Amazon's cloud service back up after widespread outage
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s widely used cloud service, Amazon Web Services (AWS) was back up on Thursday following an outage that affected several users ranging from websites to software providers. Amazon Kinesis, a part of AWS’ cloud offerings, collects, processes and analyzes real-time data and offers insights. AWS said it had identified the cause of the outage and taken action to prevent a recurrence, according to the status update. The company did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the cause of the outage.
Persons: Ivan Alvarado Organizations: Amazon Web Services, America Digital, Business, Technology, REUTERS, Reuters, Roku Inc, Flickr, Baltimore Sun, Twitter Locations: Santiago , Chile
The NFL’s pandemic Thanksgiving neatly summarizes the public-health issues roiling America. The day’s marquee game was called off because of an outbreak; a newly issued mask mandate for players is being implemented for the first time; and there’s still a mass gathering at which tens of thousands of people will congregate to watch a football game. Thanksgiving football is as traditional as yams and naps on the couch. Like pretty much everything else about Thanksgiving this year, the NFL’s day will look different—and it’s a...
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s state-owned export credit agency has agreed to give Nissan Motor Co up to $2 billion as part of a credit agreement to help it finance car sales in the United States. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Nissan Motor Corp. is displayed the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan November 11, 2020. REUTERS/Issei KatoThe money is part of a $4.1 billion credit agreement for Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, a unit of Nissan North America, Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) said in a press release on Wednesday. A JBIC spokesman said the government export credit agency applied the same lending standards as private banks. “We have financing from a variety of different ways and JBIC is one of them,” a Nissan spokeswoman said.
Persons: Issei Kato, JBIC, Carlos Ghosn Organizations: Nissan Motor, Nissan Motor Corp, REUTERS, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation, Nissan, Japan Bank of International Cooperation, United, Honda Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, JBIC Locations: TOKYO, United States, Tokyo, Japan, Nissan North America, China, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico
U.S. Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York virus curbs
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Lawrence Hurley | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.92   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building at sunset in Washington, U.S. November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations. The Orthodox congregations Agudath Israel of Kew Garden Hills and Agudath Israel of Madison, as well as nationwide Orthodox Jewish group Agudath Israel of America. A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected separate requests made by the religious groups on Oct. 9.
Persons: Erin Scott WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, Andrew Cuomo, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts Organizations: U.S, Supreme, REUTERS, Wednesday, Christian, New York, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Conservative, Kew Garden, Circuit Locations: Washington , U.S, New, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Israel, Kew, Madison, America, New York, Nevada and California
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday dismissed as “irrelevant” a U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking coronavirus restrictions imposed on religious gatherings, saying it related to specific areas that were no longer considered at high risk. “It’s irrelevant from any practical impact because the zone that they were talking about has already been moot,” the governor said. Circuit Court of Appeals, is not final and did not appear to affect New York state’s rules for mass gatherings. A federal judge in Brooklyn rejected separate requests made by the religious groups on Oct. 9. In two previous cases this year, the court, in 5-4 votes, turned away similar requests by churches in Nevada and California.
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump’s, Amy Coney Barrett, John Roberts, , ” Trump, Cuomo, , Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Roberts Organizations: WASHINGTON, Supreme, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Conservative, Democrat, U.S, Circuit, Kew Garden, New Locations: New York, U.S, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Brooklyn . New York, Israel, Kew, Madison, America, Brooklyn, New York City, Nevada and California
New Jersey’s American Dream Mall Is Still Waiting to Fully Open
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Sapna Maheshwari | Michael Corkery | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.66   time to read: +1 min
When the American Dream mall, a massive shopping and entertainment complex next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., finally opened its doors to the public last October, its owner, the Triple Five Group, was eager to prove naysayers wrong. But the mall cycled through developers and billions of dollars in funding, and faced numerous delays. Once Triple Five, the Canadian real estate firm behind the Mall of America in Minnesota, took over in 2011, it was determined to reignite enthusiasm for the project. It changed the name from Xanadu to American Dream, altered an exterior that then-Governor Chris Christie had called “the ugliest” in the state and promised even more marvels, like an indoor water park and additional roller coasters. But only months after portions of the complex began opening, starting with its ice-skating rink and a Nickelodeon amusement park, the pandemic hit.
Persons: Chris Christie Organizations: MetLife, Triple Five, Xanadu Meadowlands, Triple, of, Nickelodeon Locations: American, East Rutherford, N.J, Canadian, of America, Minnesota, Xanadu
Two of Mr. Biden’s farm-state allies are also being discussed for the job: Heidi Heitkamp, a former senator from North Dakota, and Tom Vilsack, the former Iowa governor who served as agriculture secretary for President Barack Obama. The sprawling agency oversees farm policy, the Forest Service, food safety and animal health, but also the food stamp program, nutrition services, rural housing and rural development. More broadly, the debate illustrates the challenge Mr. Biden faces as he builds his administration. Every appointment he makes interlocks with others, and if he does not select a diverse candidate for one position it becomes more likely he will for other posts. And nowhere did Mr. Biden fare worse than in rural America, particularly the most heavily white parts of the farm belt.
Persons: , Heidi Heitkamp, Tom Vilsack, Barack Obama, Biden Organizations: of Agriculture, Iowa, Forest Service Locations: Biden’s, North Dakota, America
Disney is laying off 32,000 employees
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Hanna Ziady | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
London (CNN Business) Walt Disney Co. is laying off 32,000 employees, about 4,000 more than previously announced, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hammer its parks and resorts business. Disney DIS The pandemic has slammed's parks business, and forced it to suspend cruise ship sailings and delay major film releases. All 12 of its parks in North America, Asia and Europe were closed between March and May. While Disney has since reopened theme parks in Shanghai and Florida, its flagship park in California will remain shut at least until the end of 2020. Disney swung to a loss of $2.8 billion for the year to September 30, marking a sharp reversal from the previous year, when the company posted a $10.4 billion profit.
Organizations: London, CNN Business, Walt Disney Co, US Securities and Exchange, Disney Locations: North America, Asia, Europe, Shanghai, Florida, California, Paris, France
Martino expects legalization will be the growth engine driving the industry, he believes 40 states will be legalized over the next decade. Sports betting landscapeThe US sports betting industry has exploded since Martino first invested in FanDuel. Legalization will be the growth engine driving the industry, Martino said. There are currently 20 operational sports betting states - 19 allow land-based sports betting, 14 allow online sports betting and 6 allow online casinos, according to the Bank of America research report. iGaming is the wider industry focused on gambling online through activities like online poker, sports betting and online casinos.
Persons: Paul Martino, Martino, FanDuel, else's, Matt Ocko, Morgan Stanley, William Hill, It's, Bank of America Martino, Martino's Organizations: San, Capital, Capital Bullpen, Data, Sports, of America, MGM Resorts, MGM, Bank of America, Pennsylvania, Companies, GameAccount Network, Grand View Research Locations: San Francisco, FanDuel, Edinburgh, Scotland, PENN, Canada, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Detroit
In conversations with Business Insider, the chief executives of Life Time Fitness, Self Esteem Brands, and Retro Fitness make their case for leaving fitness centers open and explain why they believe closing them is a threat to public health. "There is no better time for health officials around the country to remind people to take control of our health." In conversations with Business Insider, the chief executives of Life Time Fitness, Self Esteem Brands, and Retro Fitness made their case for leaving fitness centers open and explain why they feel closing is a threat to public health. "They are keeping gyms open, knowing the essential services we provide people, especially in a time of duress." Meanwhile, Retro Fitness has seen a 20% increase in membership sign-ups since its gyms reopened this summer, Alfano said.
Persons: Washington —, Chuck Runyon, Massachusetts —, IHRSA, Bahram Akradi, Brands —, Runyon, Andrew Alfano, Akradi, Alfano, We're, Brand Organizations: Washington, Disease Control, Prevention, Northwestern University, International Health, Sportsclub Association, Washington Post Locations: Minnesota, New Mexico , Oregon, New York, Ontario, Canada, Massachusetts, America —
‘A Love Letter to Detroit,’ on Vellum and Chrome
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Norman Mayersohn | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.98   time to read: +1 min
Of the myriad treasures that might draw a sightseeing car lover to Detroit, one potential attraction is notably missing: a major public museum collection dedicated to the automobile. A measure of relief from that drought has arrived in the form of “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020,” an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts that opened this month and runs through next June. Paintings and sculptures intended to illuminate the relationship of art and car culture over the past 70 years will also be on display. Despite the location of its stately Beaux-Arts home on Woodward Avenue, a major artery of all things automotive in Detroit, the D.I.A. The last major exhibition of cars within the museum’s walls was a design retrospective in the 1980s that spanned the era from 1925 to 1950.
Persons: Organizations: America’s Motor City, Petersen Automotive Museum, LeMay, Detroit Institute of Arts, Beaux, Arts Locations: Detroit, Los Angeles, Tacoma, Reno , Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Motor City
Strategists led by Savita Subramanian detailed their preferred sectors, key investment themes, and a 2021 year end S&P 500 price target of 3,800. The strategists told investors 2 critical rules to follow for higher returns: extend your investment horizon and avoid panic selling. Subramanian's team also highlighted why value stocks are poised to make a comeback next year. In a 2021 outlook note, strategists led by Savita Subramanian laid out two rules every investor should follow for the next 12 months. Subramanian said the top two sectors—financials and energy— are "unapologetically cyclical and value-focused," and reflect BofA's preference for value stocks over growth stocks.
Persons: Savita Subramanian, Emma Powell, Subramanian, hasn't, we've, Russell Organizations: of America, Bank of America
UK PM Johnson appoints business consultant as new chief of staff
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Dan Rosenfield, a business consultant and former treasury official, as his new chief of staff on Thursday. Johnson is reshaping his senior team of advisers following the dramatic departure of Dominic Cummings earlier this month. "The Prime Minister has today appointed Dan Rosenfield as his chief of staff," a statement from Johnson's office said. He will begin work in Downing Street on Dec. 7 and officially take up the Chief of Staff role on Jan. 1. Rosenfield joins from Hakluyt, a strategic advisory firm for businesses and investors, where he has been global head of corporate clients and head of the UK business since 2016, the government said.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Rosenfield, Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Cummings, Rosenfield, Hakluyt, Alistair Darling, George Osborne Organizations: British, Bank of America Locations: Downing
Opinion | Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Freedom
  + stars: | 2020-11-26 | by ( Judge Glock | ) www.nytimes.com + 1.00   time to read: +1 min
Yet the true origins of Thanksgiving have little to do with the Pilgrims and the Indians, and everything to do with the American triumph against slavery. Far from being divisive and outmoded, Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for our modern era, demonstrating how we can both uphold and renew our traditions. Most important, Thanksgiving reminds us of how America took its earlier promise of freedom and used it to end the stain of slavery. But the idea of a regular and national Thanksgiving Day was the work of one woman. Sarah Josepha Hale had already ensured her everlasting fame by composing the rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” when she decided to make a campaign for a thanksgiving holiday.
Persons: George Washington’s, Sarah Josepha Hale, Lamb, Hale Organizations: Pilgrims, America, Providence, Continental Congress Locations: America, Saratoga
Those increases, after months of successful suppression of the virus, prompted the governor’s capacity restrictions to be put in place in early October on houses of worship — of any denomination — in Brooklyn, Queens and two of the city’s northern suburbs, Rockland and Orange Counties. Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, executive vice president of Agudath Israel of America, an ultra-Orthodox umbrella group which had also sued to overturn the rules, said in a statement: “This is a historic victory. In these areas, so-called red zones, houses of worship were limited to 10 people (or 25 percent of their building’s capacity, whichever number was less); and in “orange zones,” a 25-person cap (or 33 percent of capacity) was announced. In an interview last week, Bishop DiMarzio said the rules — which apply not just to the presence of worshipers but also to priests and other staff — effectively closed churches in red and orange zones. That was a concern echoed by Jewish groups.
Persons: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath, Trump, , Bishop DiMarzio, , Cuomo’s Organizations: Constitution, Twitter, Roman Catholic Diocese of, Jewish Locations: Brooklyn , Queens, Rockland, Orange Counties, Agudath Israel, America, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, Queens, Brooklyn
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