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A 1-month-old girl and her 2-year-old brother are in the hospital after their mother threw them out of the window of a second-floor apartment in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday before jumping herself, police said. New York City police said they rushed to the building on Rockaway Parkway around 11:24 a.m. The mother, 24, tossed her daughter out of the window first, according to a statement. The woman jumped after throwing her 2-year-old son out of the window, police said. The girl landed facedown and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.
Persons: facedown Organizations: New, New York City Locations: Brooklyn , New York, New York
"I don't think any of us thought I was going to stay here," Lyon said about she and her family. While there's still much more to do to improve Latinx representation in the industry, Lyon said she's seen some recent progress. Lyon knows she is in a position to bring the voice of a Latina along her diverse cultural background to the decision room. Claudia Lyon says her multicultural and multiethnic background has helped her sharpen her vision as a casting executive. I'm really an admirer of Gloria Calderon Kellet's work and what she does not only by bringing those stories to the screen but behind the scenes.
Persons: Claudia Lyon didn't, Lyon, there's, she's, aren't, Claudia Lyon, Claudia Lyon Job, you've, Clarice, I've, Phyllis Huffman, Clint Eastwood's, I'm, Jessica Camacho, Gloria Calderon Kellet's, Mentor Organizations: CNN, WB Network, ABC Entertainment, CBS Entertainment, Latina, Talent, CBS, I'm Latina Locations: New York, Guatemala, Trinidad and Tobago, South Asia, Los Angeles, LA, Brooklyn , New York
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoBack-to-school sales at U.S. department stores are expected to jump about 25% from last year, as parents splurge on apparel, supplies and electronics for the new academic year when many kids return to classrooms, an industry report showed on Thursday. Sales at department stores this back-to-school season, which runs mid-July through early-September, are forecast to surge 25.3% from a year earlier, and 9.5% over 2019, according to Mastercard Inc SpendingPulse data. Total retail sales, excluding auto and gas, are projected to rise 5.5%. The pandemic pushed department stores, such as Macy's (M.N) and Kohl's (KSS.N), to sell largely online and streamline their businesses at a time they were already facing intense competition and a shift in consumer preference. On Wednesday, The National Retail Federation raised its growth forecast for 2021 U.S. retail sales as the economy reopens faster than predicted.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Mastercard Steve Sadove Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Mastercard Inc, Mastercard, Apparel, Electronics, National Retail Federation, Thomson Locations: New York, P.S, Brooklyn , New York, U.S
Virtual-boxing company Liteboxer just announced a $20 million funding round led by Nimble Ventures. The brand uses a mix of gamificaiton, lights, and music to create an "immersive and fun" workout. Liteboxer is giving the sport of boxing the digital fitness treatment. Launched in 2020, the company uses a blend of personal training, gamificiation, interactive lighting, and upbeat music to create an at-home boxing experience, sans punching bag. "When you're playing a sport, you're going to get great exercise because you're playing a game where you're engaged and you're immersed and you're challenged," he said.
Persons: Liteboxer, Todd Dagres, that's, Ergatta's, Dagres, Slack, Jeff Morin —, , Morin, We've, " Morin, they're Organizations: Ventures, Liteboxer, Allied Market Research, Spark, Twitter, Sporting Goods, Virgin Hotels Locations: Nashville , Tennessee, Brooklyn , New York
The CMA CGM Marco Polo, an Explorer class container ship crosses under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, to enter New York Harbor as seen from Brooklyn, New York, U.S., May 20, 2021. Americans' demand for imports abated in April, easing the U.S. trade deficit from the record level it had hit the month before, according to Census Bureau data released Tuesday. The goods and services shortfall declined to $68.9 billion for the month, down from the upwardly revised $75.02 billion in March, the highest level for a data series that stretches back to January 1992. While exports increased 1.1% to $205 billion, imports declined 1.4% to $273.9 billion, which equated to an 8.2% decline in the trade deficit. Even with the monthly decrease that still left the trade imbalance 30% higher than the year-ago level, a time when the U.S. economy largely remained in shutdown mode due to harsh restrictions imposed on businesses in an effort to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
Persons: Marco Polo Organizations: CMA Locations: New York, Brooklyn , New York, U.S
Wife of 'El Chapo' to plead guilty to helping him run drug cartel, NY Times says
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo", exits the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse during the trial in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File PhotoEmma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican narcotics kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is expected to plead guilty this week to federal charges of helping him run the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. After a high-profile trial in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Guzman, 63, was convicted in February 2019 of masterminding a multibillion dollar drug enterprise. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years and incarcerated in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado. In 2019, Coronel launched a clothing brand in the United States and she also appeared in a U.S. reality show about mafia families.
Persons: Emma Coronel Aispuro, Joaquin Guzman, Joaquin, El, Guzman, Coronel, Mexico's Organizations: Courthouse, REUTERS, New York Times, The, Court, Times, Reuters, U.S . Department of Justice, Drug, Administration, Washington's Dulles International Airport, Prosecutors, Thomson Locations: Mexican, Brooklyn, New York, U.S, Sinaloa, Washington, Brooklyn , New York, Florence , Colorado, Coronel, Mexico, United States
FILE PHOTO: Maya Wiley, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, campaigns in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(In third paragraph, corrects number of Democratic mayoral candidates)(Reuters) -Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley for New York City mayor, boosting Wiley’s chances to establish herself as the leading progressive in the crowded race. The packed race has so far been dominated by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was the main target of criticism at a televised debate earlier this week. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, another leading contender and a moderate Democrat, slammed Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Wiley. “They are putting slogans and politics in front of public safety and would endanger the lives of New Yorkers,” Adams, a former police officer, said in a statement.
Persons: Maya Wiley, Brendan McDermid, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, , Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Wiley, Eric Adams, ” Adams Organizations: Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, New York City, City, MSNBC, Brooklyn Locations: Brooklyn , New York, U.S, New, City Hall, Manhattan
FILE PHOTO: Eric Adams, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, acknowledges supporters following a campaign appearance in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021. Under RCV, voters can rank multiple contenders instead of choosing just one. Dozens of cities, including San Francisco, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City, use RCV for local elections. In New York’s mayoral election, voters can list up to five names. Research shows RCV elections feature more candidates of color, according to FairVote, a nonprofit group that favors the system.
Persons: Eric Adams, Brendan McDermid, RCV, , Susan Lerner, Lerner, Christina Greer, “ I’m, I’ve, Bill de Blasio’s Organizations: Reuters, New York, Democratic, New York City Mayor, REUTERS, RCV, Academy of Motion Picture Arts, Sciences, Manhattan, , Fordham University Locations: New York City, Brooklyn , New York, U.S, San Francisco , Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, New York, York’s
Toasted Walnut, Philadelphia's last lesbian bar, became the latest casualty when it officially closed in January. "As mainstream society started to accept gay people more and more, you didn't need to go to a lesbian bar," Lisa Menichino, owner of New York City lesbian bar Cubby Hole, says in the documentary. The Lesbian Bar ProjectIn their quest to be more inclusive, some bar owners have moved away from strictly labeling their venues "lesbian" bars. Rachel Smallman, left, and her wife, Sheila, owners of Herz in Mobile, Alabama, in a still from "The Lesbian Bar Project." The Lesbian Bar ProjectNot all bar owners are shirking the lesbian label.
Persons: Philadelphia's, Elina Street, Erica Rose, Lea DeLaria, Rose, Lisa Menichino, Bonnie, Jo McDaniel, Rach Pike, McDaniel, Lisa Cannistraci, Henrietta Hudson's, Henrietta Hudson, Cannistraci, Rachel Smallman, Sheila, Rachel, Sheila Smallman, it's Organizations: Sisters, Pride Month, Jägermeister's, New York City, YouTube, Clyde, New, D.C, Twitter, Facebook Locations: Lexington, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York City, Brooklyn , New York, New, Manhattan, New York City , Washington, Mobile , Alabama, Washington, New York, N.Y, Herz, Mobile, Alabama, Gulf
U.S. productivity growth unrevised at a 5.4% rate in the first quarter
  + stars: | 2021-06-03 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
U.S. productivity growth was unrevised at a 5.4% rate in the first three months of the year while labor costs rose at an even faster rate. The first-quarter gain in productivity was unchanged from the initial estimate a month ago, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The 5.4% gain at a seasonally adjusted annual rate followed a steep plunge at a 3.8% rate in the fourth quarter. Labor costs rose at a 1.7% rate in the first quarter, up from the initial estimate of a 1.6% increase. Economists are hoping that some of the efficiencies businesses have implemented to cope with the pandemic may lead to stronger productivity gains in the coming years.
Organizations: Brooklyn Navy Yard, Labor Department, Labor Locations: Brooklyn , New York
Mirimus lab scientists preparing to test COVID-19 samples from recovered patients on April 8, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. The most recent Covid-19 relief bill sent $195 billion to the states. Of course, a host of interests and groups are already clamoring to get their hands on these billions in aid. Only by integrating these principles into their decision-making processes can they put their states on a path to create jobs, spur the economy and strengthen our national defense. With the right set of policies, incentives, and regulations, states can create the space for them to collaborate, compete, and innovate, benefitting both economic growth and national defense.
Persons: Misha Friedman, Organizations: Getty, Biden, Reagan Institute, Semiconductor, Covid Locations: Brooklyn , New York, Covid, America, China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea
Emmy-winning actor Jimmy Smits has been recognized with a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Because of the pandemic, the ceremony on Wednesday for the 2,696th star was virtual instead of a traditional in-person event. "So does it matter that I’m Hispanic, Latino, Latinx? Smits became famous for his role in the TV series “L.A. Smit's star was placed near the star of the late actor Gregory Peck, who he co-starred with in the film "Old Gringo" in 1989.
Persons: Jimmy Smits, Smits, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quinn, Rita Moreno, Raul Julia, , “ Anna, Gregory Peck, Peck, Smith, I’ve, Gregory Peck’s, " Smits Organizations: Globe, NYPD, National Hispanic Foundation, Arts, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: American, Brooklyn , New York, Puerto Rican, Surinamese, Los Angeles
NBA roundup: James Harden, Nets finish off Celtics to advance
  + stars: | 2021-06-02 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The second-seeded Nets won the series four games to one and advanced to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2014. Harden made 10 of 17 shots and posted his fourth career postseason triple-double and 11th by a Net. Harden also posted the first 30-point triple-double in Nets history and joined Dallas guard Luka Doncic as the second player to get a 30-point triple-double in this year's postseason. Jayson Tatum, who scored 90 points in the two games in Boston, led the Celtics with 32 points. LeBron James registered 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Lakers, who played without Anthony Davis (groin).
Persons: Irving, Aaron Nesmith, Brad Penner, Sports James Harden, Harden, Hall, Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Tatum, Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Lillard, Monte Morris, Michael Porter Jr, Austin Rivers, Devin Booker, Cameron Payne, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Chris Paul Organizations: Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Barclays Center, Sports, Eastern Conference, Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Hall of Famer, Dallas, Celtics, Trail Blazers, Denver, Portland, Suns, Lakers, Phoenix, Western Conference, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn , New York, USA, New York, Brooklyn, Boston, Los Angeles
Judge dismisses charges against Apple security chief in gun-permit probe
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( Stephen Nellis | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Brendan McDermidA court in California on Tuesday dismissed bribery charges against Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) security chief, writing that a key element of the case was "pure speculation" by prosecutors and unsupported by evidence. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office in November had said a grand jury indicted Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer and two officers in the Sheriff’s Office. It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon without a permit in California, and county sheriffs have wide discretion over whether to grant them. By then, Geffon wrote, the evidence suggests Moyer believed the permits were already approved and would be issued soon. “This argument is pure speculation, and is not supported by the evidence presented to the grand jury," Geffon wrote.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Apple Inc's, Thomas Moyer, Moyer, Eric S, Santa Clara County, Geffon, Apple Organizations: Apple, REUTERS, Attorney’s Office, Prosecutors, Superior, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn , New York, U.S, California, Santa Clara
"However, we are watching closely how the White House responds with specific actions and policies." That includes the immediate filling of key roles, including a Department of State special envoy focused on monitoring antisemitism, as well as a White House liaison to the Jewish community, a position that was vacant under the Trump administration. The horrific rise in anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community is reprehensible. "A Biden-Harris administration will stand strong against antisemitism, period," he said in August at the Jewish Floridians Summit hosted by Florida Democrats. Someone like Emhoff "can be a face of the White House," he said, "but that's different than the day-to-day relationship building that's needed."
Persons: Biden, Doug Emhoff, Kamala Harris, Emhoff, Nathan Diament, White, Karen Paikin Barall, Trump, Joe Biden's, — Douglas Emhoff, it's, Harris, Beth Jacowitz Chottiner, Temple, Joe, Kamala, Jill Biden, Michelle Obama, Karen Pence, David Letterman, he's, Aaron Jacoby, I'm, Hitler, Noam Neusner, George W, Bush, Neusner, Ron Klain, General Merrick Garland, Matt Nosanchuk, Obama, Nosanchuk Organizations: White House, National Security Council, Justice, Education, Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, Jewish, Democratic, Hadassah, Zionist Organization of America, Department of State, White, NBC, Biden, Washington , D.C, Los Angeles ., Jewish Floridians, Florida Democrats, Politico, Defamation League, Department of Homeland Security, FBI, New York Jewish Locations: Gaza, San Francisco, Chicago, Tucson , Arizona, Los Angeles , New York, South Florida, New York, Temple Shalom, Louisville , Kentucky, Washington ,, Los Angeles, Brooklyn , New York, New Jersey
A customer exits after picking up Apple's new 5G iPhone 12 that went on sale, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, at an Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York, October 23, 2020. Several analysts have said that the iPhone 12 was part of a new supercycle for Apple. New Street is only the second firm with a sell rating on Apple, according to The stock has 18 buy ratings and 5 hold ratings, according to Tipranks, making it one of the most loved securities on Wall Street. None of the major Wall Street banks call it a sell.
Persons: Pierre Ferragu Organizations: Apple, New, Research, Wall, Wolfe Research Locations: Brooklyn , New York
Camille Bennett poses for a photo in front of the confederate statue that she is trying to have moved to the confederate cemetery in Florence, Alabama, U.S., May 19, 2021. Many Confederate monuments were erected well after the war - Florence's statue was completed in 1903 - after Reconstruction when white Southern segregationists were working to reverse Black political and economic gains. The monuments have long been symbolic for white supremacists like the KKK, which was founded by Confederate veterans. In 2020, over 160 Confederate monuments were taken down, compared to 58 between 2015 and 2019, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But because the statue sits on county property, the city asked the county for permission to remove it.
Persons: Camille Bennett, Lawrence Bryant, Bennett, she'd, Lori Feldman, Klansmen, Feldman, Dred Scott, Thomas Jackson, Jackson, Josh Dodd, Jack Hinton, George Floyd, Floyd's, Danny Pettus, Andy Betterton, Betterton Organizations: REUTERS, Black Americans, Confederacy, Southern Poverty Law, Confederate, Supreme, Lauderdale County Commission's, Republican, GOP, Black, Lauderdale County Republican Party, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Florence , Alabama, U.S, Alabama, Brooklyn , New York, Black, Florence, Lauderdale county's, Southern, America, Alabama , Georgia, North, South Carolina, Tennessee, Lauderdale, Georgia, West Virginia, Thomasville, Lauderdale County, Minnesota
Camille Bennett poses for a photo in front of the confederate statue that she is trying to have moved to the confederate cemetery in Florence, Alabama, U.S., May 19, 2021. Many Confederate monuments were erected well after the war - Florence's statue was completed in 1903 - after Reconstruction when white Southern segregationists were working to reverse Black political and economic gains. The monuments have long been symbolic for white supremacists like the KKK, which was founded by Confederate veterans. In 2020, over 160 Confederate monuments were taken down, compared to 58 between 2015 and 2019, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. But because the statue sits on county property, the city asked the county for permission to remove it.
Persons: Camille Bennett, Lawrence Bryant, Bennett, she'd, Lori Feldman, Klansmen, Feldman, Dred Scott, Thomas Jackson, Jackson, Josh Dodd, Jack Hinton, George Floyd, Floyd's, Danny Pettus, Andy Betterton, Betterton Organizations: REUTERS, Black Americans, Confederacy, Southern Poverty Law, Confederate, Supreme, Lauderdale County Commission's, Republican, GOP, Black, Lauderdale County Republican Party, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Florence , Alabama, U.S, Alabama, Brooklyn , New York, Black, Florence, Lauderdale county's, Southern, America, Alabama , Georgia, North, South Carolina, Tennessee, Lauderdale, Georgia, West Virginia, Thomasville, Lauderdale County, Minnesota
Swiss bank Julius Baer to pay $79.7 mln in FIFA corruption settlement
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
The logo of Swiss private bank Julius Baer is seen at a branch office in Zurich, Switzerland February 1, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File PhotoThe Swiss bank Julius Baer (BAER.S) has agreed to pay $79.7 million in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice after being implicated in a sprawling corruption probe surrounding FIFA, the world's soccer governing body. Julius Baer has entered a three-year deferred prosecution agreement to resolve accusations it engaged in a money laundering conspiracy. Switzerland's third-largest private bank has said it has cooperated with the Justice Department since 2015. read moreFINMA lifted a ban on Julius Baer making large acquisitions in March.
Persons: Julius Baer, Arnd, Pamela Chen, Switzerland's, Jorge Arzuaga, Arzuaga, FINMA, Julius Baer's Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . Department of Justice, FIFA, U.S, Justice Department, Thomson Locations: Zurich, Switzerland, Swiss, Brooklyn , New York, Argentine
As protests unfolded in the weeks following his death, corporate America spoke out against racism and police brutality. CNBC reached out to a number of business leaders and activists to get their reflections on the early progress that's been made in creating more inclusion in the corporate world. Doug McMillon, CEO of WalmartDoug McMillon Photo: WalmartDoug McMillon has been president and CEO of Walmart, America's largest employer, since 2014. He also is chairman of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of America's leading companies. "One of the reasons for the progress we're seeing is because company commitments and initiatives are being driven at the CEO level."
Persons: George Floyd, George Floyd's, Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Stephen Maturen, that's, Doug McMillon, Walmart Doug McMillon, McMillon, we've, I'm, There's, Maxine Williams, Charles Ommanney, Williams, they've, Carlos Cubia, Walgreens Boots Alliance Carlos Cubia, Walgreens Carlos Cubia, Roz Brewer, Cubia, Valerie Jarrett, Bobbi Thomason, Brittany Lee Bobbi Thomason, Thomason, Robin Ely, David Thomas, Aurora James, Aurora James Christian Cody, James, Sysco, Robert Smith, it's, Connie E, Evans Organizations: Action Network, Black, CNBC, Walmart, Business, American, Companies, Racial Equity, Justice, Facebook, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Walgreens, Equity, Fortune, DE, Pepperdine Graziadio Business, Harvard Business School, Morehouse College, Association for Enterprise Locations: Minneapolis , Minnesota, Minneapolis, America, Black, U.S, Brooklyn , New York, North America
12 Latino-owned food brands that you need to know about
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( Erica Chayes Wida | ) + 0.00   time to read: +6 min
These food brands, many family- or woman-owned and all with Latino roots, are celebrating their heritages with exceptional products. 787 CoffeeThese beans are sourced in Puerto Rico, brewed in New York City coffee shops and shipped nationwide to kitchens around the country. PisqueyaFrom spicy sweet to smoky hot, this Dominican hot sauce brand has a spice point for everyone and is available nationwide online. After her Dominican parent's restaurant burnt down after 22 years of business, it led Abreu to begin bottling up the family hot sauce recipe. Todo VerdeFounded by chef and cookbook author Jocelyn Ramirez and run by a team of Latina women, Todo Verde is a go-to resource for plant-based, Mexican food.
Persons: Sam Sepulveda, Brandon Pena, Bodega, Zapata, Laura Catena, El Machete Oscar Ochoa’s, Flor de, Lisa, Ismael Petrozzi, Kenny Luna, Scott Hattis, Yadira Garcia, Lola's, morita, Dolores Wiarco Dweck, Lola, Dweck, Maritza Abreu, Abreu, Garza, Tia Lupita, Hector Saldivar's, Saldivar, Jocelyn Ramirez, Ramirez, Yola Jimenez Organizations: Loísa, Dominican, Latina, Todo, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: America, Puerto Rico, New York City, New, Maricao , Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican, Argentina, Mendoza, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Mexican, Mexico City, Brooklyn , New York, Peru, U.S, Loísa Dominican, Dominican, American, fuego, Mexico, San Francisco, Verde, Oaxaca
U.S. charges ex-Austrian bank CEO in Odebrecht bribery scheme
  + stars: | 2021-05-25 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
The corporate logo of the Odebrecht SA construction conglomerate is pictured at its headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliU.S. prosecutors said the former chief executive of an Austrian bank was arrested on Tuesday and charged with involvement in a long-running bribery and money-laundering conspiracy involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA. Weinzierl is a former chief executive of Meinl Bank, later renamed Anglo Austrian AAB Bank, and a deputy chairman at the House of Julius Meinl, according to Meinl's website. Both were also directors at an affiliated bank in Antigua, the office said. Prosecutors said the defendants and their co-conspirators used fraudulent transactions and sham agreements to move more than $170 million from New York bank accounts through their bank, and to offshore accounts secretly controlled by Odebrecht.
Persons: Amanda Perobelli, Peter Weinzierl, Alexander Waldstein, Odebrecht, Julius Meinl, Weinzierl, Meinl Organizations: Odebrecht SA, REUTERS, Meinl Bank, Austrian AAB Bank, Prosecutors, Odebrecht, Braskem SA, U.S, Novonor SA, Court, Eastern District of, Thomson Locations: Sao Paulo, Brazil, Austrian, Austria, U.S, Brooklyn , New York, United Kingdom, Antigua, New York, Mexico, Panama, Swiss, Eastern District, Eastern District of New York
NBA roundup: Top trio leads Nets to win over Celtics
  + stars: | 2021-05-23 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and James Harden added 21 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals for the second-seeded Nets. Jayson Tatum scored 22 points for seventh-seeded Boston but he was just 6 of 20 from the field. Marcus Smart scored 17 points and Kemba Walker added 15 for the Celtics. Robert Williams III contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots, with the rejections falling just one shy of the NBA postseason record. Middleton led the Bucks with 27 points, six rebounds and six assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 18 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Persons: Kevin Durant, Evan Fournier, Dennis Schneidler, Irving, James Harden, Durant, Harden, Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, Robert Williams III, Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Dorian Finney, Smith, Finney, Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Jusuf Nurkic, Carmelo Anthony, Anfernee Simons, Norman Powell, Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr, Aaron Gordon, Monte Morris Organizations: Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Barclays Center, Eastern Conference, Nets, Boston, Celtics, NBA, Bucks, Milwaukee, Miami, Mavericks, Clippers, Dallas, Los Angeles, Western Conference, Trail Blazers, Nuggets, Portland, Denver, Blazers, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn , New York, USA, Los, Los Angeles
Hundreds in Houston marched in solidarity with Gaza on Tuesday, holding a silent prayer outside the Israeli Consulate. The same day, pro-Palestinian protesters in Michigan booed President Joe Biden during his visit to an auto plant. "We are tired of our stories not being told, and we aren't waiting for permission anymore." People demonstrate in support of Palestinians during a protest outside the Israeli consulate in Los Angeles on May 15, 2021. Abuznaid said that no matter the reason, the surge in support for Palestinians is electrifying.
Persons: Joe Biden, Abuznaid, LhxLnWxSXY — michael, it's, Netanyahu, Marcela Mulholland, Israel, Mulholland, Rep, Alexandria Ocasio, Omar Barghouti, Barghouti, George Floyd's, Michael Brown, Mike Brown, Marc Lamont Hill, George Floyd, Rana, رنا, Hill, Trump, Israel's, Ritchie Torres, Patrick T, Fallon, Roz Rothstein, Israel —, Rothstein Organizations: Consulate, Palestinian, Progress, Democratic Party, Democratic, Minneapolis police, Temple University, U.S, Embassy, West Bank, Trump Democrats, Israel, Getty Locations: Brooklyn , New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Gaza, Michigan, Israel, Tel Aviv, aviv, gaza, Washington, Alexandria, Cortez, Africa, U.S, Ferguson , Missouri, Palestinian, Palestine, Jerusalem, East, AFP
WNBA, PointsBet strike sports betting partnership
  + stars: | 2021-05-21 | by ( Jabari Young | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Sports betting firm PointsBet agreed to a partnership with the Women's National Basketball Association. The company wants to position itself for sports betting among women's sports consumers, and the WNBA says viewership is up. In a statement, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said the deal with PointsBet will provide a digital second-screen experience. The deal gives WNBA consumers a new way to watch games infused with PointsBet betting odds. "We are thrilled to align with the WNBA and bring the world-class PointsBet experience to one of the most digitally-engaged fan bases on earth," said PointsBet CEO Johnny Aitken.
Persons: Sabrina Ionescu, PointsBet, Cathy Engelbert, Engelbert, That's, bettors, Johnny Aitken Organizations: New York Liberty, Minnesota Lynx, Barclays Center, Sports, National Basketball Association, WNBA, PointsBet, Turner Sports, Washington, ESPN, Seattle Storm, Las Vegas Aces, Stanford, Technology Locations: Brooklyn , New York, Washington - Connecticut, Arizona, Australia, U.S, Denver, PointsBet
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