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For more than a year, the coronavirus has flooded the world in successive, devastating waves, leaving grief and gaping loss in its wake. NBC News and The Fuller Project asked Indians in America to share tributes to female friends and family back home who have been touched by Covid-19 in some way. “It was all logistical,” Neethipudi said of his family’s efforts to make arrangements at the height of Covid restrictions. Lata D’Mello remembers her sister Sudha ManjrekarSudha Manjrekar, Lata D’Mello, their youngest sister, Usha D'Mello, with Usha's son, Mahir Monis, 2012. “So my mother would joke, ‘Oh my God, I hope you don’t decide to want her husband as well,’” D’Mello said.
Persons: Benson Neethipudi, Manimma Kambham, Benson, , ‘ Will, you’re, , Kambham, Satyamurthy, ” Neethipudi, , , Neethipudi’s, Neethipudi, Lata D’Mello, Sudha Manjrekar Sudha Manjrekar, Usha D'Mello, Usha's, Mahir Monis, Lata, Sudha Manjrekar, ” D’Mello, D’Mello, — Manjrekar’s, Manjrekar, ’ ” D’Mello, ” Afraz Khan, Shamin Humayum Afraz Khan, Shamin Humayum, Khan Shamin Humayun, yearned, Afraz Khan, Humayun, Khan’s, didn’t, Khan, , Nani Ami, I’ve, ” Khan, don’t, familiarized, ’ ” Khan, Fatima Husain, Farah Husain Dr, Farah Husain, Dr, quintessentially Farah, ” Husain, Husain, ” Fatima Husain Organizations: Bloomberg News, NBC News, Fuller Project, British, Business Administration, University of California, Haas School of Business, Netflix, San Francisco Bay Area, CNN Locations: India, America, U.S, Gannavaram, Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, New York City, United States, Iowa City , Iowa, California, Switzerland, Los Angeles, Lucknow, Berkeley, Delhi, San Francisco Bay
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted details of an investigation into a link between cake mix and an E. coli outbreak. Cake mix is under investigation since six people interviewed by local health officials reported tasting or eating raw batter made with a cake mix. The CDC advises people to not eat raw cake batter, no matter if it is homemade or store bought. "Eating raw cake batter can make you sick," said the CDC. "Raw cake batter can contain harmful bacteria.
Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, CDC, U.S . Food, Drug Administration Locations: U.S, Massachusetts, Virginia, South Carolina , Michigan , Ohio , Indiana , Illinois , Iowa , Nebraska , Utah , Oregon, Washington, Omaha , Nebraska
Is a Four-Day Week the Future of Work?
  + stars: | 2021-07-31 | by ( Patrick Thomas | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Kickstarter Chief Executive Aziz Hasan had to embrace remote work during the initial stage of the pandemic. Now this boss wants to reward employees who stuck around with a new perk: the four-day workweek. Mr. Hasan’s bet is that the shortened schedule will allow workers to juggle work and home life while having more time for personal pursuits. “You can’t learn until you start doing it,” Mr. Hasan said. “The experience of the pandemic and working from home has us beginning to question all the face-time requirements of the workplace,” said Ben Hunnicutt, a professor at the University of Iowa and the author of “Work Without End,” a study of past attempts to shorten the work week.
Persons: Aziz Hasan, Hasan’s, Kickstarter’s, ” Mr, Hasan, , Ben Hunnicutt Organizations: Brooklyn crowdfunding, University of Iowa
But in counties where vaccination rates are low, cases are rising fast, and deaths are also on the rise. Where current vaccination rates are low, cases are rising more quickly... Counties with high vaccination rates Delta becomes dominant in the U.S. in June 10 20 30 cases per 100,000 residents Counties with low vaccination rates 10 20 30 cases per 100,000 residents ... And deaths have increased, rather than remaining flat. Counties with low vaccination rates are those where less 30 percent of the population is currently fully vaccinated. Hospitals in some parts of the country where vaccination rates are low are once again setting up overflow wards, while hospitals where vaccination rates are higher might see a smaller influx of patients.
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10 Things in Politics: Big Tech boosts vax mandates
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( Brent D. Griffiths | ) + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
But like masks, corporate America could well fill the void by imposing what are essentially mandates on employees across the nation. But the federal government has categorized COVID-19 in a way that gives companies broad discretion to impose masks and/or vaccinate mandates. As lawmakers crack down on Big Tech with greater antitrust scrutiny than ever before, the tech giant said its pandemic-era boom wouldn't be sustainable. Today's trivia question: Sticking with Olympic basketball, the 1972 Team USA basketball team suffered a historic and controversial defeat. Feelings remain so raw that at least two members of the team have something about it in their wills.
Persons: Joe Biden, Phil Rosen, Mark Lennihan, Biden, Mitch McConnell, There's, Kim Reynolds, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Lauren Boebert, Trump, Donald Trump, Jeffrey Rosen, Rosen, Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Schumer, Sen, Elizabeth Warren, Caeleb Dressel, Finke, Bobby Finke, ANDERSEN, Sam Kendricks, Simone Biles, Biles, she's Organizations: Google, NFL, Facebook, Netflix, Labor, Politico, Senators, for Disease Control, Republican, Capitol, Pfizer, Washington Post, White, Trump, Big Tech, Street, Olympics, Getty, Team USA, Olympic, USA Locations: New York City, America, Hollywood, Texas , Arizona , Iowa, Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Mexico, Suez, Rotterdam
Where People Are Most Vulnerable to the Delta Variant
  + stars: | 2021-07-29 | by ( Charlie Smart | ) + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
The patchwork nature of the coronavirus vaccination campaign in the United States has left people in many parts of the country still vulnerable to the virus and the fast-spreading Delta variant. Share of people vulnerable to infection with the Delta variant Insufficient data Lower share Higher share Wash. Maine Mont. Fla. Alaska Hawaii Share of people vulnerable to infection with the Delta variant Insufficient data Lower share Higher share Wash. Maine Mont. Fla. Alaska Hawaii Share of people vulnerable to infection with the Delta variant Insufficient data Lower share Higher share Wash. Maine Mont. Fla. Alaska Hawaii Share of people vulnerable to infection with the Delta variant Insufficient data Lower share Higher share Wash. Maine Mont.
Persons: Mo ., Bruce Y, Lee, Jeffrey Shaman, Shaman’s, Dr, Shaman, , , Lauren Ancel Meyers, there’s, Meyers Organizations: The New York Times, PHICOR, Minn, Iowa Penn, Utah Ill, Ore, City University of New, QUEENS QUEENS BROOKLYN BROOKLYN STATEN, Manhattan QUEENS, QUEENS, QUEENS BROOKLYN STATEN, Columbia University, University of Texas Locations: United States, U.S, . Maine, N.D, Ore, Vt, N.H . Idaho Wis, S.D, R.I . Mich, Conn, Wyo, Iowa, N.J, Nev . Ohio, Del . Ind, Utah, W.V . Calif, Colo . Va, Mo, Mo . Kan, Ky, N.C, Tenn, Ariz, ., Ala . Miss . Texas, Fla . Alaska Hawaii, N.Y, Mich, R.I, Minn, R.I . Penn . Iowa, Nev . Ohio Md, Ind, Del, Calif, W.V, Missouri, Arkansas, Taney County, City University of New York, New York City, Manhattan, . Manhattan Manhattan, Manhattan QUEENS BROOKLYN STATEN, . Manhattan, QUEENS BROOKLYN, Austin
This week, the European Union pulled ahead of the United States in total vaccinations, adjusted for population. Major political differences between the United States and Europe set them on divergent paths. Governments in the United States have also not used the kind of pressure being applied in Europe to get members of the general public vaccinated. (Europe, like the United States, came to rely primarily on the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.) 18 25 40 50 65 75 50% United States Age-band 18 25 50 60 70 80 Austria 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Belgium 18 25 50 60 70 80 Bulgaria 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Croatia 18 25 50 60 70 80 Cyprus 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Czech Republic 18 25 50 60 70 80 Denmark 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Estonia 18 25 50 60 70 80 Finland 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% France 18 25 50 60 70 80 Greece 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Hungary 18 25 50 60 70 80 Ireland 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Italy 18 25 50 60 70 80 Latvia 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Lithuania 18 25 50 60 70 80 Luxembourg 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Malta 18 25 50 60 70 80 Poland 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Portugal 18 25 50 60 70 80 Romania 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Slovakia 18 25 50 60 70 80 Slovenia 18 25 50 60 70 80 50% Spain 18 25 50 60 70 80 Sweden Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control | Note: No vaccination data by age group available for Germany or the NetherlandsAbout 20.5 million doses were administered last week across the E.U., down from a peak of almost 28.4 million in early June.
Persons: Thelagged, thein Covid, ” Ursula von der Leyen, , Guntram Wolff, Emmanuel Macron, , Dmitry Kostyukov, Biden, Mr, Charles E, Grassley, Alain Fischer, Alessandro Grassani, Rafael Bengoa, E.U, Heidi Larson, Macron’s, Matteo Salvini, Matteo Villa, Dr, Larson, , Gerard Krause Organizations: Union, World, Washington, World Health Organization, European Union, European Commission, Bruegel Institute, The New York Times, federal Department of Veterans Affairs, , The New York Times National, University of Oxford, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, BioNTech, League, Italian Institute for International Political Studies, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, . Centers for Disease Control, European Centre for Disease Prevention, Helmholtz, Infection Research Locations: United States, Covid, U.S, Europe, Brussels, France, ” Italy, Britain, England, Greece, Italy, Paris, California, New York, Iowa, E.U, Milan, Spain, Basque, London, Bulgaria, Romania, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, Israel
Kim Reynolds on Tuesday blamed migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border for some of the nation's Covid-19 spike, saying "none of them are vaccinated and they’re getting dispersed throughout the country." While public health experts have been citing the virus' delta variant and lagging U.S. vaccination efforts for the latest coronavirus surge, Reynolds said partial responsibility rests with newcomers coming across the southern border. "Part of the problem is the southern border is open and we’ve got 88 countries that are coming across the border and they don’t have vaccines," Reynolds told reporters Tuesday. Joe Henry, state political director for the League of United Latin American Citizens of Iowa, called Reynolds’ statement “hate mongering” and said she should concentrate on boosting Iowa vaccinations. Less than half of Iowa residents are fully vaccinated, according to the latest state data.
Persons: Kim Reynolds, Reynolds, we’ve, Joe Henry, , ” Henry, We’re, ” Reynolds, , Biden, Tuesday, it's Organizations: Iowa Gov, League of United Latin, NBC News, Centers for Disease Control, CDC Locations: Mexico, Texas, of Iowa, Iowa
Judge to decide whether to grant new trial in Mollie Tibbetts case
  + stars: | 2021-07-28 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
He said that Bahena Rivera’s statements were “completely corroborated from start to finish.”“Cristhian Rivera murdered Mollie Tibbetts,” Vileta testified at a hearing on Bahena Rivera’s request for a new trial. Yates told Bahena Rivera’s lawyers at times that he was having trouble seeing any relevance to the case against their client. Jenny FiebelkornJurors found Bahena Rivera guilty of first-degree murder after a two-week trial in May. Maki said he came forward after seeing news clips about Bahena Rivera’s testimony in which he said two other men were responsible for the crime. Bahena Rivera’s DNA was not a match, and investigators never recovered a murder weapon.
Persons: Mollie Tibbetts, Trent Vileta, she’d, Vileta, Cristhian Bahena Rivera, Tibbetts, Bahena Rivera, ” “ Cristhian Rivera, ” Vileta, Joel Yates, Bahena, Yates, Jenny Fiebelkorn, Gavin Jones, Arne Maki, Jones, Maki, , ” Maki, Bart Klaver, hadn’t Organizations: IOWA CITY, University of Iowa, Criminal Locations: IOWA CITY , Iowa, Brooklyn , Iowa, Iowa, Brooklyn, Mexico, Keokuk, Jail
Philip Stein, 28 — Rep. Sharice Davids reelection 2020Democratic campaign staffer Philip Stein Courtesy Philip SteinStein has got a few campaigns under his belt — including stints in Massachusetts, Virginia, Iowa, Pennsylvania, and Kansas – and knows how grueling life as a political operative can be. He's over the years become a little wiser and a lot more organized. "I learned to be okay with the fact that my to-do list was never-ending," he told Insider. Though work always tends to outweigh leisure in the professional-personal balancing act, Stein said bolstering candidates he believes in – including former Democrats Rep. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa's 2018 election, and Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas' 2020 reelection – is worth it. "Watching those laws actually get passed keeps me waking up early, staying up late, and working through weekends because there are so many more we need to fight for," he added.
Persons: Philip Stein, Sharice Davids, Philip Stein Stein, He's, Stein, Abby Finkenauer, Organizations: Democratic Locations: Massachusetts , Virginia , Iowa, Pennsylvania, Kansas, , Sharice Davids of Kansas
Joey Jordison, Slipknot co-founder and drummer, dies at 46
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Joey Jordison, co-founder and original drummer of the aggressive hard rock band Slipknot, has died, according to a statement from his family. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26, 2021. Joey Jordison on Jan. 28, 2003 in Melbourne, Australia. While no official statement was made, sources say he was fired from the band; Jordison said he did not leave voluntarily. Formed by members of a dizzying array of Des Moines-area hard rock bands, Slipknot made its debut in December of 1995.
Persons: Joey Jordison, Martin Philbey, Joey, Jordison, Scar, Slipknot, Paul Gray —, , Shawn Crahan, Corey Taylor, Anders Colsefni, Ross Robinson, Rick Rubin, Sinsaenum Organizations: Slipknot, Roadrunner Records Locations: Melbourne, Australia, Des Moines , Iowa, Des Moines, Jordison
LIVESTOCK-Profit-taking drags down CME livestock futures
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( Tom Polansek | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Most-active CME October live cattle futures ended 0.775 cent lower at 128.425 cents per pound. Earlier, the contract touched 129.875 cents, its highest price since July 1. CME September feeder cattle fell 0.825 cent to close at 164.000 cents per pound after setting a contract high of 165.525 cents per pound on Monday. In the pork market, CME August lean hog futures rose 0.075 cent to 107.475 cents per pound and reached the highest price since June 18 at 108.125 cents. Most-active October hogs ended down 0.575 cent at 92.525 cents after touching the highest price since June 15 at 94.050.
Persons: , , Don Roose, Juan Luciano Organizations: Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Traders, U.S . Department of Agriculture, U.S, Commodities, Daniels, Midland Locations: Iowa, China
The CDC has published its new mask guidelines: Everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine status. The CDC said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people. Damien Meyer/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Delta variant, which is now responsible for 8 in 10 sequenced COVID-19 cases in the US, is the main cause for more vigilance, even among vaccinated people. Still, "getting vaccinated continues to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, even with Delta," Walensky said on the call. "I don't think anyone is suggesting that Delta can like get through your mask better or get around your mask better," she added.
Persons: Rochelle Walensky, Walensky, Damien Meyer, Hilary Babcock, Louis Children's, Ina Fassbender, Dr, Andrew Pavia Organizations: CDC, Insider, Service, Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, Getty, Delta, Barnes, Louis Children's Hospitals, Petri, Centers for Disease Control, University of Utah Locations: Rennes, France, Missouri, Delta, Dortmund, Germany, AFP, COVID, Arizona , Arkansas , Iowa , Oklahoma, South Carolina , Texas , Utah, Vermont
Of the states that opted out of federal unemployment benefits early, workers came back where vaccination rates were higher. The more vaccinated states saw their headcounts increase by 11%, according to a Gusto analysis. More than half of the governors in America are blaming one thing: Enhanced unemployment benefits. Kay Ivey said in her announcement that federal benefits, which includes $300 in weekly benefits and programs that expanded both eligibility and the duration of benefits, would end early in the state. The CDC is now recommending that even fully vaccinated adults should mask up in public indoors spaces in high transmission areas.
Persons: Kay Ivey, haven't, Luke Pardue, West Virginia , Wyoming —, it's Organizations: Service, CDC Locations: America, Alabama, Alaska , Iowa , New Hampshire , North Dakota, West Virginia , Wyoming, Idaho , Indiana , Missouri , Mississippi, Nebraska
Joey Jordison, former Slipknot drummer, dies at 46
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( Lisa Respers France | ) + 0.93   time to read: +1 min
(CNN) Joey Jordison, a founder of the heavy metal band Slipknot, has died, his family announced in a statement provided Tuesday to CNN. "We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021," the family said. Legendary band Metallica paid tribute to Jordison on their official Facebook page with a photo of him on stage and the caption "R.I.P. Jordison served as a drummer for Slipknot, which he helped create in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1995. In 2013, it was announced that Jordison and the band would be parting ways.
Persons: Joey Jordison, Metallica, Jordison, Paul Gray overdosed, Scar, Vimic, Joey Organizations: CNN, Slipknot Locations: Des Moines , Iowa
Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers
  + stars: | 2021-07-27 | by ( Michael D. Shear | Sheryl Gay Stolberg | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
At the White House, staff members were instructed to start wearing masks indoors again. guidance Tuesday night in instructing House members to resume wearing masks in indoor spaces in the Capitol complex. On Capitol Hill, three Republicans — Senators Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, James Lankford of Oklahoma and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana — said Mr. Biden would have to offer more scientific evidence before requiring vaccination. “This is America,” Mr. Grassley said. And inside the West Wing, Mr. Biden’s top public health experts are furiously debating the right path forward as the Delta variant spreads.
Persons: Brian P, Monahan, Gavin Newsom, — Senators Charles E, Grassley, James Lankford of, Bill Cassidy, Louisiana —, Mr, Biden, Cassidy, Lankford, ” Mr Organizations: Centers for Disease Control, White House, Gov, — Senators Locations: California, Iowa, James Lankford of Oklahoma, Louisiana
Glencore reaches $9.85 million zinc rigging settlement in New York
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( Jonathan Stempel | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, November 20, 2012. Zinc purchasers accused U.S.-based Glencore Ltd and Pacorini Metals USA Inc of conspiring from September 2010 to February 2016 to ensure long queues for physical zinc, or Special High Grade zinc, at warehouses licensed by the London Metal Exchange. They said this allowed Glencore to receive higher storage fees and command increased premiums when selling zinc. Zinc is used to coat steel to protect against corrosion and is also used in batteries, castings and alloys such as brass. Lawyers for the plaintiffs led by Oklahoma Steel and Wire Co, Iowa Steel and Wire Co, Southwestern Wire Inc and Jasper Materials Inc said the zinc settlement was “substantively fair” and followed more than three months of negotiations.
Persons: Arnd, Paul Engelmayer, Glencore, Goldman Organizations: YORK, Glencore, REUTERS, U.S, District, Pacorini Metals, Inc, London Metal Exchange, Geological Survey, Goldman, Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase &, JPMorgan, Lawyers, Oklahoma Steel, Iowa Steel, Southwestern Wire Inc, Jasper Materials Inc Locations: Swiss, Baar, Switzerland, Manhattan, U.S
Glencore reaches $9.85 mln zinc rigging settlement in New York
  + stars: | 2021-07-26 | by ( Jonathan Stempel | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. Zinc purchasers accused U.S.-based Glencore Ltd and Pacorini Metals USA Inc of conspiring from September 2010 to February 2016 to ensure long queues for physical zinc, or Special High Grade zinc, at warehouses licensed by the London Metal Exchange. They said this allowed Glencore to receive higher storage fees and command increased premiums when selling zinc. Zinc is used to coat steel to protect against corrosion and is also used in batteries, castings and alloys such as brass. Lawyers for the plaintiffs led by Oklahoma Steel and Wire Co, Iowa Steel and Wire Co, Southwestern Wire Inc and Jasper Materials Inc said the zinc settlement was "substantively fair" and followed more than three months of negotiations.
Persons: Paul Engelmayer, Glencore, Goldman Organizations: REUTERS, Glencore, Goldman Sachs, Inc, JPMorgan Chase, INC, U.S, District, Pacorini Metals, London Metal Exchange, Geological Survey, Goldman, Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase &, JPMorgan, Lawyers, Oklahoma Steel, Iowa Steel, Southwestern Wire Inc, Jasper Materials Inc Locations: Baar, Switzerland, OKLAHOMA, Swiss, Manhattan, U.S
Mining bitcoin can be a cheaper alternative to buying the asset at a volatile price. For profitability, an investor must factor in the machine's price, electricity usage, and pool fee. At the time, mining bitcoin was out of reach for him because they required pricey ASIC machines. Baric said he was able to expand his operation into bitcoin mining because financing companies now lend money to finance the operation. Baric uses a mining pool called Luxor but he recommends doing research and looking at all the available options before choosing a pool.
Persons: Miner, Baric, you've, bitcoin, MiningStore Locations: Raleigh, Iowa , Colorado, Oklahoma, Iowa, Canaan, Luxor
(CNN) In Los Angeles County, which was crushed during the winter surge of the coronavirus, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are now again exploding. A day earlier, county health officials recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 infections, for the first time since February. Los Angeles County reinstated its mask mandate last week , and officials said they'll keep it in place until Covid-19 numbers improve. Kay Ivey on Thursday called out "the unvaccinated folks" for the rise in Covid-19 cases. "I know this is frustrating and maybe disappointing to many, it certainly is to me," Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for the Seattle and King County public health department said Friday.
Persons: Barbara Ferrer, Ferrer, Ted Watkins, it's, Benjamin Jackson, they'll, Johns Hopkins, Kay Ivey, Rochelle Walensky, King County's, Dr, Jeffrey Duchin, We've, Louisans, Fredrick Echols, Louis, Eric Schmitt, St, Louis County, Schmitt, Doug Ducey, Steve Adler, Greg Abbott Organizations: CNN, Park, Centers for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University ., Health, CDC, Gov, Covid, Delta, Seattle, Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins University, City, Missouri, Twitter, Arizona Gov, Austin, Austin Public Health, Texas Gov, Washington DC Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, Madison Metropolitan School District, California Department of Public Locations: Los Angeles County, Covid, Angeles, Los Angeles, Alabama, Mississippi, Birmingham, Seattle, King County, Washington, St, Louis , Missouri, Missouri, Louis, Texas, Iowa, California
ALGONA, Iowa — An Iowa race track said Thursday that it will cut ties with an announcer who went on a racist rant against Black fans and athletes who kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial inequality. — Kossuth County Speedway (@KCSpeedway) July 22, 2021The announcer’s comments were broadcast on FloRacing, which provides livestreams of racing events. The announcer added that he was outraged that the NFL is considering playing the Black national anthem before games this season “for those folks, I guess the darker toned skin color, I’ll just say, Blacks.”“They want a different national anthem and the NFL is thinking about doing it,” he said. But Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minnesota, identified him on its Facebook page as its longtime track announcer, Lon Oelke. Fairmont Raceway promoter Jon McCorkell wrote that Oelke would “absolutely be announcing” races Friday night and would receive a standing ovation before the national anthem.
Persons: DjEDq3WiFH, FloRacing, “ I’ve, , , Lon Oelke, Jon McCorkell, Oelke, McCorkell, didn’t Organizations: Kossuth County Speedway, Kossuth, Speedway, Twitter, Black, Fairmont, Oelke, Facebook Locations: ALGONA, Iowa, An Iowa, Algona , Iowa, Fairmont , Minnesota
That is, jobs that don't necessarily require a bachelor's degree and offer reasonable pay. Some of those types of jobs are especially valuable to boosting the middle class in the middle of the country. These jobs are "those that offer middle-class wages but do not require a bachelor's degree," according to Heartland Forward. "Our research shows how living away from the larger, more expensive cities extends middle-class opportunity to non-college-educated populations," the authors wrote. Using data from the Heartland Forward, here are the top eight ranked by employment size in the region.
Persons: Ross DeVol, DeVol Organizations: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Axios, Heartland Locations: Louisiana, Iowa, North Dakota, Texas, Heartland
In it, Galloway shares why he thinks Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin flight wasn't the milestone it's chalked up to be. One clue: After his flight, Bezos said, "I want to thank every Amazon employee, and every Amazon customer, because you guys paid for all this." In the Prime Space future, we won't have astronauts, we'll have egonauts. The problems of the Prime Space future go deeper than who gets to ride Jeff's cocket to the Kámán Line. Private space projects might be dressed up as achievements for humanity, but their aim is to return capital to shareholders.
Persons: Scott Galloway, Galloway, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson's joyride, Jeff Bezos's, Mankind, Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Burt, Wally Funk, Dennis Tito, Tito, New Shepard, I've, It's, Bezos, Bosley, We've, Armstrong, John Glenn's, Sally Ride, Peggy Whitson, Elon Musk, James Webb, , Michael Alsbury, Richard Branson, Chamath Palihapitiya, Ride, Sally Kristen Ride Organizations: NYU Stern, Service, Wright, Scaled Composites, Origin, Columbus, Men, Branson, NASA, Space Shuttle, FAA, Space, GPS, US Department of Defense, DoD, European, Telescope, Virgin, Google, Virgin Galactic, Galactic, Facebook, Space Shuttle Challenger, United, United States Astronaut Locations: Sinai, Asia, Branson, Russian, Mt, Montauk, Spain, United States, Iowa, Section4
WASHINGTON — Former Iowa Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer is running for Senate, looking to win the seat currently held by longtime Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley in next year's midterms. Finkenauer, 32, became the second-youngest woman ever elected to Congress when she won during the Democratic wave of 2018. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Katharine Cooksey, framed Finkenauer as too liberal for the state. "This is a Republican seat at its heart. "Democrats have much better targets on the board to keep and expand on their majority than Iowa," added Taylor.
Persons: Abby Finkenauer, Republican Sen, Chuck Grassley, , Joe Biden, Finkenauer, Grassley, , , Sen, Mitch McConnell, ” Grassley, hasn't, he’ll, Donald Trump, Katharine Cooksey, Bernie Sanders, it’s, Iowans, Cindy Axne, Dave Muhlbauer, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jessica Taylor, that’s, Joni Ernst, Theresa Greenfield, Taylor, Kamala Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON — Former Iowa Democratic, Senate, Republican, Congress, Democratic, Des Moines Register, Capitol, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Trump, Iowa, Democrat, Republicans, Democrats Locations: Washington, Iowa’s, Dubuque County, Iowa, Mississippi
Democrat Amy Finkenauer sets sights on Senator Grassley's Iowa seat
  + stars: | 2021-07-22 | by ( ) + 0.98   time to read: +1 min
Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) poses with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for a ceremonial swearing-in picture on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoWASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - Democrat Abby Finkenauer, who was one of the youngest women in Congress before losing her re-election bid last year, on Thursday said she would run for the Iowa U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Chuck Grassley. Grassley, 87, is a seven-term senator first elected in 1980 who easily won re-election in 2016 with 60% of the vote. Former President Donald Trump, also a Republican, carried Iowa in 2020 with 53% of the vote. She held office for a single two-year term, losing to Republican Ashley Hinson last November.
Persons: Abby Finkenauer, Nancy Pelosi, Joshua Roberts, Republican Chuck Grassley, Finkenauer, Joe Biden's, Grassley, Donald Trump, Biden, Rod Blum, Republican Ashley Hinson, Jason Lange, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, WASHINGTON, Congress, Iowa U.S, Senate, Republican, Democratic, Federal, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S, Iowa
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