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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
I've been scaling back my holiday spending over the past few years, but this year I've cut it out entirely. I'm not spending any money on Christmas, aside from a small cash gift to my daughter. Simply put, spending money on frivolities doesn't feel right during a pandemic. Why I'm not spending any money this ChristmasIt's not that I've suddenly become a Grinch. My past is full of decadent holiday shopping.
Persons: , I'm, I've, it's Organizations: Finance Locations: frivolities, Jamaica
Relatives were initially hesitant to share the news with him, instead waiting several weeks before explaining why Richard DeLisi was unable to return his son’s phone calls. Advocates for DeLisi have worked for decades to secure his early release from prison, citing both health and legal concerns. As more states decriminalize and legalize cannabis, draconian prison sentences need to be revisited, said Chiara Juster, a marijuana criminal reform advocate and lawyer on DeLisi’s legal team. Richard DeLisi appealed that same year but was unsuccessful. When Richard DeLisi is finally released from prison, Rick DeLisi intends to pack up his family and fly to the U.S. despite the pandemic.
Persons: Richard DeLisi, , Rick DeLisi, , DeLisi, Chiara Juster, ” Juster, ” DeLisi, Ted DeLisi, Judge Dennis Maloney, George H.W, Bush, Mariah Daly, ” Rick DeLisi, Richard’s, we’ve Organizations: Florida Department of Corrections, Bay Correctional, Covid, South, Correctional, Statewide, DeLisi, Prosecutors, of National Drug Control Locations: Jamaica, Bay, Palm Beach County, , Washington, Florida, Oregon, Polk, Polk County, Amsterdam
Two new Covid-19 testing programs may be the key to unlocking travel between the United States and Europe. American Airlines and British AirwaysOn Nov. 17, American Airlines and British Airways announced the launch of an optional Covid-19 testing trial on flights from the U.S. to London. The trial will end after 500 customers have been tested under the three-test approach, said Janine Brown, an American Airlines' communications manager. Before the global pandemic, American Airlines and British Airways flew up to 111 flights a week between New York and London. All passengers over 2 years old, including flight crew members, are required to take a rapid test Covid-19 before boarding.
Persons: preflight, John F, David Evans, Collinson, shomos uddin, Evans, Janine Brown, Brown, CNBC's, Kirsty O'Connor, Doug Parker, Parker, Angus Mordant Organizations: American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines, American Airlines and British Airways, Heathrow Airport, Dallas Fort Worth International, Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Heathrow, U.S, Latin America . American Airlines, Newark Liberty International, Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Bloomberg, Getty Locations: United States, Europe, U.S, London, Dallas, JFK, New York, Caribbean, Latin America, Grenada, Jamaica, St, Lucia, Belize, Hawaii
In October, President Donald Trump made a plea to suburban voters: "Suburban women, will you please like me? But these same suburbs may have handed the election to President-elect Joe Biden. In fact, 63% of Americans living in areas classified as "urban" self-identified as living in suburban areas. What suburbia meant for the 2020 presidential electionThe sheer size of America's suburbs, then, rendered Trump's appeal to the traditional suburban ideal powerless. "Overall, the suburbs swung more toward Biden in this election than either the more solidly Democratic urban counties or more solidly Republican rural areas."
Persons: Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Jed Kolko, Will Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Morry Gash, Ernest B, , Michael H, Kolko, McGowen, Black suburbanites, Per, Aaron Doster Organizations: New York Times, American Communities Project, Trump, Biden, Jamaica Estates, Getty, of Housing, Urban Development, Census Bureau, Democratic, Brookings Locations: bluer, , Jamaica, New York City's, Queens, Scranton's Green, Cincinnati , Ohio
Two years later, Britain abolished the slave trade.”If Nelson had been alive, the end of slavery would have come even later,” Marshall said. After decades of overlooking Bridgetown’s principal thoroughfare, the Nelson statue will be housed at the Barbados Museum in the Historic Garrison Area. The famous statue of Nelson in Trafalgar Square in London - erected about 30 years after the Barbados one - has also been targeted by activists for removal. Barbados was claimed for England in 1625 and became independent after more than three centuries of colonial rule in 1966. Its present day population of about 287,000 people are moslty the descendants of African slaves brought over to work the plantations.
Persons: Lord Horatio Nelson, Elizabeth, Nelson, George Floyd, Mia Mottley, Simon Taylor, Trevor Marshall, , William Wilberforce.Nelson, ” Marshall, Queen Elizabeth Organizations: British Royal, Heroes, Barbados Community College, Barbados Museum, Historic Garrison, England Locations: BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Britain’s, Trafalgar, Caribbean, Britain, France, Spain, Napoleonic, Minneapolis, action.At, , Jamaica, Bridgetown’s, United States, London
I was on a hike in Garrison, N.Y., when I heard the news of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s victory. I felt like a marathon runner who breaks down into tears at the end of a race. I cried again as I watched Ms. Harris address the nation last weekend as the vice president-elect. The world finally saw a Black woman, whose parents came from Jamaica and India, near the pinnacle of American power. His refusal to concede shouldn’t steal Vice President-elect Harris’s moment — his time is up and her time, and ours, is just beginning.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s, Harris, Trump, shouldn’t Organizations: welling Locations: Garrison, N.Y, Jamaica, India
American Airlines to offer app detailing pandemic-related travel requirements
  + stars: | 2020-11-12 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A lone customer seeks assistance at an American Airlines check-in counter at Washington's Reagan National airport as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo(Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it would offer its customers a mobile app from Nov. 18 to show COVID-19 testing and documentation requirements for their destination. “Piloting this new solution is a direct response to our customers’ increasing desire to explore more international travel opportunities,” President Robert Isom said in a statement. After verifying that the traveler’s data matches the country’s requirements, the app displays either a pass or a fail message. The app will launch for flights from American’s hub in Miami to Jamaica.
Persons: Kevin Lamarque, Robert Isom Organizations: American Airlines, Washington's Reagan, REUTERS, American Airlines Group Inc Locations: Washington , U.S, Miami, Jamaica
Kamala Harris made history last week when she and Joe Biden became the projected winners of the 2020 US presidential election. We took a look at Harris' extended family, which has five lawyers and several Stanford graduates. Kamala Harris broke records when results showed she and former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election. With the Democratic victory, Harris makes history as the first Black, Asian-American woman to become vice president-elect. Multiple news outlets declared on Saturday morning Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Jennifer Epps, Naina Bhardwaj, suffragists, We've Organizations: Democratic, Stanford, Visit, Biden, Saturday, Business, Vox, Center for Popular Democracy, Villagers, America Locations: Jamaica, India, American, Pennsylvania, Addison, United States, Wilmington , Delaware, America
Kamala Harris breaks barriers as America's next vice president
  + stars: | 2020-11-07 | by ( James Oliphant | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kamala Harris made history on Saturday with her election as Joe Biden’s vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest U.S. office. Biden looked beyond some of the harsh words Harris had for him in that campaign to name her his running mate in August. “Joe and I were raised in a very similar way,” Harris said of Biden at her October debate against Vice President Mike Pence. As the Senate’s only Black woman, Harris emerged this year as a leading voice on racial justice and police reform after Minneapolis police killed African-American man George Floyd in May. Harris is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff, who has been a fixture on the campaign trail.
Persons: Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s, Harris, Biden, hasn’t, Republican Donald Trump, Francisco’s, “ Harris, , Joel Payne, Hillary Clinton’s, , ” Trump, “ Joe, ” Harris, Mike Pence, Amy Coney Barrett, George Floyd, that’s, Douglas Emhoff Organizations: WASHINGTON, American, U.S, Democratic Party, Edison Research, Republican, White House, Democratic, Biden, Trump, Supreme, Minneapolis, Union, United States Justice Department Locations: American, U.S, California, India, Jamaica, Washington
Cuba braces for Storm Eta after deadly toll in Central America
  + stars: | 2020-11-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba’s meteorology office warned on Saturday of torrential rain and flooding as Tropical Depression Eta churned northwards towards the Caribbean island, and on track to Florida, after killing more than 70 people in Central America last week. Eta could strengthen back into a tropical storm over the warm Caribbean waters before making landfall on the southern coast of central Cuba overnight, the office said, warning of coastal flooding and winds of 80-100 km per hour. Given Eta’s stormfront was uneven, there was the risk of torrential rain occurring across the entire country and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero warned against complacency in eastern or western regions. Tropical storm conditions were possible in the Florida Keys and south and central Florida from late Sunday, it said. Across swathes of the mostly poor countries wedged between Mexico and Colombia, high winds, torrential rains and catastrophic flooding caused deadly mudslides and damaged hundreds if not thousands of homes.
Persons: , Jose Rubiera, Manuel Marrero, Eta Organizations: Central America, U.S, National Hurricane Centre Locations: HAVANA, Florida, Central, Cuba, Havana’s, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Bahamas, Nicaragua, Honduras, Belize, Mexico, Colombia
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India congratulated Mr. Biden, writing on Twitter that during his time as President Barack Obama’s vice president, Mr. Biden had made a “critical and invaluable” contribution to strengthening U.S.-India relations. “Your success is pathbreaking, and a matter of immense pride not just for your chittis, but also for all Indian-Americans,” Mr. Modi wrote. Still, through a spokesman, Mr. Duterte congratulated Mr. Biden. Mr. Suga will have the chance to reset with Mr. Biden, though Japan may now face more competition for the U.S. president’s attention as Mr. Biden moves to restore diplomatic ties around the world. It remains to be seen whether Mr. Biden will speak by telephone with Ms. Tsai.
Persons: Narendra Modi, Joseph R, Biden, Kamala Harris, Mr, Barack Obama’s, Modi, Harris, ” Mr, Ashraf Ghani, , Abdullah Abdullah, Ghani, Rodrigo Duterte, Obama, Trump, Duterte, Harry Roque, Yoshihide Suga, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s, Abe, Suga, Tsai Ing, Tsai’s, Alex M, Azar II, . Tsai, Tsai, China Xi Organizations: Twitter, Democratic National Convention, U.S, Mr Locations: India, Asia, Jamaica, , Afghanistan, United States, Philippines, Philippine, Japan, Taiwan, China, Washington, Hong Kong
Photos of the Queja landslide showed a lengthy strip of brown mud peeled from the lush green hillside. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei hinted the death toll could be higher, with the number of dead and missing in Queja estimated at about 150. Slideshow ( 5 images )‘CATASTROPHIC FLOODING’One of the fiercest storms to hit Central America in years, Eta on Friday dumped more torrential rain across swaths of Central America. REGIONAL IMPACTThe high winds and heavy rain have damaged thousands of homes in Honduras, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, whose government has not yet detailed the human cost of the storm. But remnants of the weather system will continue to hammer parts of Central America with flooding, it added.
Persons: Eta, Ruben Tellez, Tellez, , Alejandro Giammattei, Mark Connolly, , ” William Santos, Giammattei, Hurricane Mitch Organizations: GUATEMALA CITY, Central America, The U.S, National Hurricane Center, UNICEF, National, Management, Reuters, NHC Locations: GUATEMALA, TEGUCIGALPA, Central America, Mexico, Queja, Guatemalan, Alta Verapaz, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Central, The, Mexican, Chiapas, Tabasco, Nicaragua, Hurricane, Costa Rica, Costa Rican, American, Panama’s Chiriqui, Valle Sula, Belize’s, Caribbean, Cuba, Florida, Jamaica, Cayman Islands
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 27, 2020. REUTERS/David BeckerIf Joe Biden and his running mate Harris win the election, she would be the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the country’s second highest office. Biden looked beyond some of the harsh words Harris had for him in that campaign to name her his running mate in August. “Joe and I were raised in a very similar way,” Harris said of Biden at her October debate against Vice President Mike Pence. As the Senate’s only Black woman, Harris emerged this year as a leading voice on racial justice and police reform after Minneapolis police killed African-American man George Floyd in May.
Persons: Kamala Harris, David Becker, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Francisco’s, “ Harris, , Joel Payne, Hillary Clinton’s, Donald Trump, “ Joe, ” Harris, Mike Pence, , Amy Coney Barrett, George Floyd, that’s, Douglas Emhoff, Joel Payne, Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, REUTERS, Black American, White House, Republican, Biden, Trump, Supreme, Minneapolis, Union, United States Justice Department, WASHINGTON (Reuters), Las Vegas, Nevada, REUTERS/David Becker If Joe Biden Locations: United States, Las Vegas , Nevada, U.S, American, California, India, Jamaica, Washington, California, October, Minneapolis
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 27, 2020. REUTERS/David BeckerIf Joe Biden and his running mate Harris win the election, she would be the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the country’s second highest office. Biden looked beyond some of the harsh words Harris had for him in that campaign to name her his running mate in August. “Joe and I were raised in a very similar way,” Harris said of Biden at her October debate against Vice President Mike Pence. As the Senate’s only Black woman, Harris emerged this year as a leading voice on racial justice and police reform after Minneapolis police killed African-American man George Floyd in May.
Persons: Kamala Harris, David Becker, Joe Biden, Harris, Biden, Francisco’s, “ Harris, , Joel Payne, Hillary Clinton’s, Donald Trump, “ Joe, ” Harris, Mike Pence, , Amy Coney Barrett, George Floyd, that’s, Douglas Emhoff, Joel Payne, Harris Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic, REUTERS, Black American, White House, Republican, Biden, Trump, Supreme, Minneapolis, Union, United States Justice Department, WASHINGTON (Reuters), Las Vegas, Nevada, REUTERS/David Becker If Joe Biden Locations: United States, Las Vegas , Nevada, U.S, American, California, India, Jamaica, Washington, California, October, Minneapolis
FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., September 4, 2020. ‘THE SOUL OF THIS NATION’After serving as vice president, Biden opted not to run for president in 2016, only to watch Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Biden also was the first Roman Catholic U.S. vice president. During his time in the Senate, Biden was known for his close working relationships with some of his Republican colleagues. While in the Senate, Biden built up a specialty in foreign affairs and at one time headed the Foreign Relations Committee.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, pugnacious Trump, , ” Biden, ” Trump, Joe ”, , Barack Obama, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Harris, Hunter, Clinton, denigrate Biden, Neil Kinnock, Obama, al, Osama bin Laden, Neilia, Naomi, Joseph “ Beau ” Biden, Biden’s, George W, George H.W, Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Thomas, Tara Reade, Reade Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic U.S, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Trump, Black, U.S, Senate, Biden, House, Representatives, Ukraine, FBI, British Labour Party, Roman Catholic U.S, Joseph “ Beau ” Biden III, Foreign Relations, Blacks, WASHINGTON (Reuters), Delaware, REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque If Biden, Pennsylvania Locations: U.S, Wilmington , Delaware, Delaware, Washington, Jamaica, India, Russia, United States, Pakistan, Iraq, Scranton , Pennsylvania, California, August, India, Pakistan, Washington
FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., September 4, 2020. ‘THE SOUL OF THIS NATION’After serving as vice president, Biden opted not to run for president in 2016, only to watch Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Biden also was the first Roman Catholic U.S. vice president. During his time in the Senate, Biden was known for his close working relationships with some of his Republican colleagues. While in the Senate, Biden built up a specialty in foreign affairs and at one time headed the Foreign Relations Committee.
Persons: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, pugnacious Trump, , ” Biden, ” Trump, Joe ”, , Barack Obama, Trump, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Harris, Hunter, Clinton, denigrate Biden, Neil Kinnock, Obama, al, Osama bin Laden, Neilia, Naomi, Joseph “ Beau ” Biden, Biden’s, George W, George H.W, Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Thomas, Tara Reade, Reade Organizations: WASHINGTON, Democratic U.S, REUTERS, Republican, Democratic, Trump, Black, U.S, Senate, Biden, House, Representatives, Ukraine, FBI, British Labour Party, Roman Catholic U.S, Joseph “ Beau ” Biden III, Foreign Relations, Blacks, WASHINGTON (Reuters), Delaware, REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque If Biden, Pennsylvania Locations: U.S, Wilmington , Delaware, Delaware, Washington, Jamaica, India, Russia, United States, Pakistan, Iraq, Scranton , Pennsylvania, California, August, India, Pakistan, Washington
“I think Long Island is a place where the president enjoys immense support,” Mr. Langworthy said. President Trump won both districts in 2016 following wins there by Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. If Democrats win both, they will control all of the congressional seats on Long Island. He has made his support for law enforcement one of the chief themes of his campaign and has been endorsed by Long Island police unions. Mr. Zeldin also said he has striven to reach across the aisle during his time in Congress.
Persons: Trump, , Jay Jacobs, Nick Langworthy, , ” Mr, Langworthy, Lee Zeldin, Stefani Reynolds, Nancy Goroff, Peter King, Andrew Garbarino, Jackie Gordon, Cook, Barack Obama, Lawrence Levy, Gordon, “ I’ve, Mr, Garbarino, Long, Ms, Goroff, Joe Biden, Zeldin, Joseph De Avila, Jay Jacobs Organizations: Trump, New York Democratic Party, New York Republican Party, Republican Rep, Associated Press Republican, Stony Brook University, The, Suffolk counties, Republican, U.S . Army Reserve, National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra University, Republicans, GOP, Long, Long Islanders, Democratic, joseph.deavila, Incumbent Republican Rep, Associated Press Republican Rep, Stony Brook University Locations: Long, New York, New York’s, Suffolk County, Stony, Nassau, Suffolk, Babylon, , Jamaica, , Long Island, New York City, U.S, Suffolk
Women sport stars' fight for body acceptance
  + stars: | 2020-06-10 | by ( Noura Abou Zeinab | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +13 min
She also wants to start a wider conversation about the issues surrounding women and body acceptance. According to Okoro, Van Commenee then responded: "Oh, you must be heavy boned!" Speaking specifically about Okoro, Van Commenee said he doesn't want to have a public debate with the track and field athlete. Which is fine for say tennis, in the 80s, where all women look the same. Okoro has also drawn inspiration from women athletes in rugby and football.
Persons: Marilyn Okoro, Grace, Okoro, she's, Charles van Commenee, Van Commenee, Charles, Britain's Lee Mcconnell, Christine Ohuruogu, Nicola Sanders, UKA, Charles Van Commenee, Greg Rutherford of, Simon Brundish, who's, Serena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic, Tulshi, Mariya Savinova, It's, we've, Jenny Meadows, Eunice Jepkoech Sum, Dr, Emily Matheson, Matheson, You've, Serena Williams, Williams, I've Organizations: CNN, CNN Sport, International Olympic Committee, London, British Athletics, Norwich Union, Alexander, IAAF, Osaka . USA, UK Lottery, European, BMI, IAAF Diamond, Queen, Womens, Kenya, Hampden, Games, Research, Beijing Olympic Games, Olympia Locations: Great Britain, Beijing, Russia, Belarus, Birmingham, Osaka, Jamaica, Greg Rutherford of Great Britain, Torino, Italy, London, Wigan, England, Glasgow, men's
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