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Voter suppression is unconstitutional and fascistic and only one political party engages in it

first_img– Advertisement – As of Nov. 4, 2020, here’s a breakdown of completed ballots, mailed in time, that have not been “processed” by Trump and the Republican party’s hampered USPS.x👀New USPS data filed in federal court this morning.Incoming ballot delivery scores 11/3:– Atlanta, 82.2%– Central PA, 61.3%– Philadelphia, 66.3%– Detroit, 78.9%– Greensboro (NC), 72.9%– Lakeland (Wisc.), 76.8%** These are completed ballots sent to election offices. **— Jacob Bogage (@jacobbogage) November 4, 2020Only one of those areas is considered “white.” It also has a population of around 1,000 people, versus say … Atlanta that has a population 500 times larger. Why is that? You know exactly why and it’s racist and it’s the definition of white supremacy and it’s by design. There are still over 300,000 mail-in ballots still unaccounted for, and the confusion and anxiety that the federal government has produced over the past few months—with Trump-appointee postmaster general Louis DeJoy’s dismantling of our postal infrastructure—is its own form of voter suppression and disenfranchisement. And while there is evidence that the USPS hasn’t specifically lost these votes as was earlier reported, the fact that the postal service under this incompetent Republican donor continues to defy a judge’s order to sweep facilities to make sure every vote is accounted for, is bullshit.- Advertisement – Republicans’ promotion of the myth of widespread “voter fraud” does reveal a kernel of truth. There is widespread constitutional fraud in our country and it has been perpetrated by the Republican Party and their wealthy, elite, and sometimes shadowy backers. The biggest fraudsters have been covered on this site and elsewhere, people like former Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach of Kansas, who has stolen away thousands of votes, almost entirely from communities of color.In Pennsylvania, as the days pass, Republicans will push to defraud the American citizens of the Quaker state by trying to negate the counting of hundreds of thousands of votes. In Georgia, a state where the GOP stole the governor’s race away from Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams in 2018, the Republican then-Secretary of State and now-Governor Brian Kemp has “purged” somewhere approaching 1,000,000 registered voters over the last 3 years. The majority of those registered voters were and are Black. The voter suppression perpetrated by the Republican Party in Georgia has been so blatant that there is a House Oversight Committee report that highlights how much of a fraud was perpetrated on the American people under Kemp and friends. – Advertisement – xUpdate for those wondering about USPS’ methodology: Just spoke with @SamSpital, an attorney on the case. He said in all likelihood USPS simply does not know the exact percentage of mail ballots that went undelivered by Election Day deadlines (1/3)— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) November 4, 2020Even now, after all the resources and energy the Republican Party and Donald Trump have spent on thwarting the democratic process in our country, Trump continues trying to transparently steal the election. The time and energy put in on both the federal level and the local level by these officials could have been used to say, control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in our country. It could have been used to begin something resembling an infrastructure plan. It could have been used for almost any of the myriad nation-building projects that even the Republican Party pretends to care about.But it wasn’t. Instead, along with packing the courts, deregulating banks and doing away with consumer protections, the Republican Party gave an enormous tax break to the wealthiest in our country, and spent the rest of the time working to solidify their very unpopular positions.Americans, even against all of these odds, came out to vote in record numbers this election, hoping to throw as much Democracy against the wall in the hopes that enough would stick in the name of justice. It remains to be seen how much we are able to salvage, but a lot did stick, and Americans and people of color are not going away. We are living in an oligarchy and it will be an uphill battle for Americans to take back their country.  Lest we forget, a group of around 200 American citizens in Graham, North Carolina, were literally pepper-sprayed by law enforcement as they marched down to vote a few days ago. The citizens were predominantly Black.Calling out voter suppression is not a new thing in progressive circles. But it is something that cannot be written about or talked about enough. We see the numbers in Texas and Florida, and there are things the Democratic Party could have done better: outreach to Latino/Latinx/Latina communities being a glaring one. But let’s not forget that Texas, with an anti-democratically packed court, was hampered by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Saddam Husseinian move to limit counties to one mail-in drop-off location in each county. This move serves only one purpose: to make it that much more difficult for people to vote.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Chiron lowers estimate of flu vaccine output

first_imgOct 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Chiron Corp. said this week its influenza vaccine production this year probably will be lower than the previous estimate of 18 million to 26 million doses, but officials wouldn’t predict how much lower.The company said production has been delayed by the process of correcting problems at its vaccine plant in Liverpool, England, where contamination last year forced the firm to cancel the shipment of 48 million doses to the United States.”At this point we’re out of time,” Chiron spokeswoman Alison Marquiss in Emeryville, Calif., told CIDRAP News today. “Looking ahead, we’re not 100% sure what our total number will be, but more likely than not it’ll be below the range we put out in July.”This week the company began shipping its first 1.5 million doses to US customers since the contamination problems surfaced last October.In an Oct 17 conference call with stock analysts, a transcript of which the company provided, Chiron CEO Howard Pien said the firm’s production season has been “partial and truncated.” Remediation steps at the Liverpool plant delayed the start of production, and the task of adapting to new procedures lowered output once production got under way, he explained.Pien gave no specific estimate of how many doses Chiron will produce this year. “We will supply a meaningful amount of doses to the US market, but it would most likely be fewer than the 18 million doses we spoke about in July,” he said.In response to questions, Pien said the plant’s production has not been hampered by any contamination problems. But he said some doses have been rejected in the company’s own quality-assurance process.Pien predicted that Chiron will be able to produce about 40 million doses of flu vaccine in 2006, which is expected to be a full-production season.With Chiron’s previous estimate of 18 million to 26 million doses, federal health officials had expected a US flu vaccine supply this season of about 89 million to 97 million doses. The expected contributions from other vaccine makers include 60 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur, 8 million from GlaxoSmithKline, and 3 million from MedImmune, for a total of 71 million. After the loss of Chiron’s doses last year, a total of about 60 million doses were produced for the US market.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil ahead of Manchester United clash

first_img Solskjaer confident of improved Man Utd in 2020, pre-ArsenalTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:52FullscreenSolskjaer confident of improved Man Utd in 2020, pre-Arsenal is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal won’t sanction Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer in January Advertisement Comment Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal star Mesut Ozil ahead of Manchester United clash Advertisement Ozil fell out of favour under Emery (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has declared he is prepared to drop Mesut Ozil if his attitude and commitment to training drops.The Arsenal star has been plagued by inconsistency in his Emirates career and was repeatedly overlooked by Unai Emery in his final months at the club.Arteta has been tasked with rejuvenating Arsenal, but sent a blunt message to Ozil over his work-rate and place in the starting eleven.Asked if he would build his team around Ozil, Arteta replied: ‘No, I put him in the team if I see every day that his attitude, desire and understanding of what we’re trying to do is there.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal play United in their next game (Picture: Getty)‘On his own, he can’t do it. He needs the collective structure and organisation and his team-mates.‘Nowadays, there are only one or two players in the world who can do something on their own.‘He needs help and he needs the team to play in a certain way to facilitate his strengths more and more in the game.’MORE: Arsenal scouting former Gunner Glen Kamara with view to transfer Coral BarryTuesday 31 Dec 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Arteta wants Ozil to continue to perform in training (Picture: Getty)‘He has the will and if he is in a better moment than somebody else, I will pick him. The moment this changes, he won’t play.’AdvertisementAdvertisementOzil has started both of Arteta’s two matches in charge so far, but received a dressing down from interim boss Freddie Ljungberg in his last game.Ljungberg hit out at Ozil’s angry reaction to being substituted in the heavy defeat to Manchester City, but Arteta urged the German to continue performing in training.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I hope he can sustain this level every three or four days. He’s putting in everything he has to try and do that, and I think his numbers physically have improved so much as well. He’s willing every day in training,’ said Arteta.‘I know him well, so I’m not surprised. I know about his ability and I know the player we have there.‘As well, the structure has to be there to be able to help him to produce everything that he has inside.last_img read more

Private finance gets its own COP26 agenda

first_imgThere would need to be action by the private sector, but “we will work with you”, and there would be actions needed by regulators and governments to catalyse the private financial sector’s efforts.Three prongs“On the road to Glasgow, we will focus on the three Rs – reporting, risk management and return – to help unlock the private financial flows that are vital to the transition,” said Carney.He called on the private finance sector to “help refine and implement” disclosure based on the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework. At the same time, the UK COP26 presidency would “work with authorities to commit to pathways to make climate reporting mandatory”.In the meantime, the private financial institutions were encouraged to contribute to a review of the current TCFD framework to allow for any improvements before disclosures became obligatory, and to demand TCFD-consistent disclosures from companies.Pension funds were specifically mentioned in the context of the net-zero goal, with Carney saying that they as well as others in the private sector “will increasingly be expected to develop and disclose their transition plans”.He said the UK COP26 presidency would be looking to build on existing work and networks, such as the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Climate Action 100+, and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), “to build a large coalition of asset owners and asset managers who expect their portfolio companies to become net-zero aligned”.Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the PRI, said she was “delighted that finance will play a key role at COP26 in Glasgow”.“This is the first time a host government for the COP has fully recognised the critical role that finance has to play alongside state actors and sought to prioritise its contribution,” she said.“The COP26 private finance agenda is a clear call to action for the finance industry, setting direction for a number of initiatives that have already moved from the fringes to the mainstream of our industry since COP 21”Vanessa Bingle, senior manager, Alpha FMCVanessa Bingle, senior manager at asset management consultancy Alpha FMC, said the COP26 private finance agenda was “a clear call to action for the finance industry, setting direction for a number of initiatives which have already moved from the fringes to the mainstream of our industry since COP 21”.She said the announcement “goes right to the heart of the way asset managers do business and requires firms to fully embed environmental considerations into the core of their processes, data, technology and people development. The scale of change is meaningful and asset managers must lay out concrete plans in order to keep up”.Gill Lofts, sustainable finance leader at EY, told IPE that pulling out private finance as a separate work stream was “absolutely the right thing to do” and that Carney’s speech and the associated strategy overview document “really nicely lay out some great steps to take over the next nine months to move things forward”.And there was plenty of work to be done, she said.“The detail around what firms – both public and private – need to do to build on their current sustainability metrics or how they will report and measure is not yet clear.“Banks, asset managers and insurers need to work closely with government and policy makers on this crucially important and complex matter. They will be keenly awaiting more information before they can act with real meaning and embed climate change into every financial decision they are making.” The UK has developed a climate action agenda specifically for private finance in connection with its presidency, with Italy, of this year’s United Nations (UN) climate change summit, with a preview of the strategy yesterday welcomed for providing clear direction.The agenda was unveiled at an event in London by Mark Carney, who will step down as governor of the Bank of England next month to focus on his roles as UN special envoy for climate action and finance, and COP26 finance advisor to UK prime minister Boris Johnson.In a speech, he said private finance would have a critical role to play in a successful transition to a net-zero carbon economy, and that “with the UK COP26 Presidency, in partnership with Italy, the world is watching”.The objective for the private finance work for COP26, which will unfold in Scotland in November, was to “ensure that every financial decision takes climate change into account,” he said.last_img read more

Rental demand jumps in Qld; Mackay’s vacancy rate the tightest in the state: REIQ

first_imgThe rental vacancy rate in Mackay has fallen from 1.9 per cent to 0.9 per cent in three months. Picture: Rob Maccoll.The rental vacancy rate in Mackay fell from 1.9 per cent to 0.9 per cent in just three months, which means the city is pretty much full.Rents are also on the rise, increasing in the range of 10 to 20 per cent over the past year, with two-bedroom houses and three-bedroom units reporting annual growth in the weekly median rent of $50. Mackay has the tightest rental vacancy rate in Queensland at 0.9 per cent.REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella said the strength of the regional economy and the employment market were driving the increase in demand for rentals.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoAbout 3900 new job opportunities were created in Mackay in the year to August — putting downward pressure on the jobless rate, which is now just 3.3 per cent.“As the state’s economy improves and the jobs market in regional Queensland strengthens, we are seeing people returning to those areas and are looking first for rental accommodation,” Ms Mercorella said. “Markets such as Mackay, Toowoomba and Bundaberg, which are tight, are stabilising after a period of correction.” Local agents take down a ‘For Rent’ sign in Cairns, which is one of the tightest coastal rental markets in Queensland.IT has become almost impossible to find a property to rent in Mackay, with the regional city’s vacancy rate now the tightest in Queensland. The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland residential vacancy rate report shows the coastal market’s vacancy rate tightened by a whopping 100 basis points in the September quarter. REIQ chief executive Antonia Mercorella.The report found rental markets in the largest regional centres continued strengthening during the quarter as median rents trended upwards, particularly in Mackay, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.Rockhampton’s rental market moved into the tight range for the first time in six years, as vacancies shrank from 3 per cent in June to 2.3 per cent in September.The Fraser Coast and Cairns markets are the tightest coastal rental markets in Queensland with regional vacancies of 1.4 per cent.Steady rents are boosting the rental market on the Fraser Coast, with well-priced rental properties snaring a tenant in less than a week on average.The report found only two of the major regional markets in the state — Gladstone and Townsville — were weak, with vacancies above 3.5 per cent but below 4.5 per cent.Overall, the state’s rental market strengthened again in the September quarter, with 27 markets classified as tight by the REIQ, four as healthy and four as weak.The greater Brisbane rental market held steady at 2.2 per cent, but the local government area of Redland reported one of the region’s tightest vacancies of 1.5 per cent. The Brisbane LGA rental vacancy rate has tightened to 2 per cent. Image: AAP/Darren England.The Brisbane LGA tightened to 2 per cent, with vacancies for both the inner and middle ring falling to the tight range during the September quarter.“Even though this market has tightened to 2 per cent vacancies, we are hearing that pockets of the inner city are oversupplied and tenants are still negotiating well on terms,” Ms Mercorella said.She said the state’s increasing population growth would require more rental supply.last_img read more

UWI Lecturer Warns to Avoid Post-Covid Food Fraud

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 415 Views   no discussions CoronavirusHealthLifestyleNewsRegional UWI Lecturer Warns to Avoid Post-Covid Food Fraud by: – May 7, 2020center_img Share Tweet UWI lecturer, Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul has urged Caribbean governments to shore up the region’s agriculture sector in order to avoid falling victim to food fraud in the wake of COVID-19.“In many Caribbean countries, about 80 per cent of the food consumed comes from the United States. The implication is that imports from the US are likely to be reduced along the supply chain, because they themselves are having problems,” The University of the West Indies (UWI) biometrics lecturer told a virtual forum hosted by the institution earlier this week, to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems.“Because these countries who export food to the Caribbean now have to see about food for their own food security, what’s gonna happen is that they are going to dump low-quality food on us; they are going to make this nationalistic move and they are going to dump the low-quality food on us,” Dr Fletcher-Paul, who is the former sub-regional coordinator for the Caribbean Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), warned.She said individuals who have very little income and can only purchase “the cheap food” are “particularly at risk of possible malnutrition from food shortages for prolonged periods, and possible malnutrition from nutritionally deficient foods”.“When people dump food on us, we have to be careful about food safety issues and poor sanitation,” she continued.Noting that many calls have been made over the years for regional governments to make more investments in agriculture, Dr Fletcher-Paul said governments have ignored these calls and “have been paying lip service to agriculture and allocating less than one per cent of their national budgets to agriculture”, but must now make meaningful investments in the sector.“Agriculture is an important pillar in the economy that must be supported. COVID-19 has an impact on all aspects of food security. It is very important because it provides an opportunity for us to improve our food sovereignty — to be in charge of our destiny and be in charge of the food that we eat.“Agriculture must be an essential pillar in the economy, and intra-regional trade is very important, but it calls for greater commitment from Government, private sector and us, consumers, to buy local, eat local and grow local,” she said, adding, “It’s everybody’s responsibility.”The university lecturer pointed out that “we must think Caribbean”.“When we think of eating local, we are talking about local Caribbean, producing for intra-regional trade so that we reduce our dependence on others to feed ourselves,” Dr Fletcher-Paul insisted.(Jamaica Observer)last_img read more

2020/21 Season: Aribo to know opening games opponents Monday

first_img Loading… Nigeria International and Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo will know his opponents in the opening games of next season on Monday. The Scottish Premiership fixtures of the 2020/21 Season is due for release in a matter of hours after the current season ended abruptly no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.  Celtic emerged champions with Hearts going on relegation after the league management decided to use points per game system to end the embattled season. Aribo and his Rangers teammates finished in the second play with Celtic 13 points clear. The SPFL’s decision to curtail the campaign in mid-May also saw Championship leaders Dundee United promoted to the elite division.The new season kicks off early August, although sports lawyer and former Hearts defender David Winnie warned the legal action could lead to a delay.Scottish Premiership clubs will create a ‘virtual season ticket’ for the 2020/21 season, providing an alternative source of matchday income while social distancing measures prevent fans from attending matches. During the 2020/21 season, each Premiership club will be able to sell a package to season ticket holders to watch all home games.Rangers will however sort out their pending Europa league round of 16 clash with Bayer Leverkusen before heading into the new seasonRead AlsoIheanacho: Statistics underline Leicester City star’s formRangers’ Europa League round of 16 second-leg clash with Bayer Leverkusen was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, while the Scottish Cup semi-finals Hearts vs Hibernian and Celtic vs Aberdeen and final are yet to take place.Rangers trail Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 and are set to play the return leg in Germany on August 5 or 6.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became Close9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

Two injured in Franklin County crash

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Tuesday head-on crash at 6 p.m. in Franklin County injured two area residents.A report from the sheriff’s department says a car driven by Joan Laughlin, 83, of Oldenburg, was northbound on State Road 229 when she went left of center. Laughlin struck another car driven by Patrick Wilber, 33, of Sunman.Both drivers were treated at Margaret Mary Health. The accident remains under investigation.last_img

Streak Ended

first_imgThe Warren Central boys basketball team had their 46-game winning streak stopped when they recently lost to Lawrence Central by the score of 54-44.  The defending Class 4A state champs were not expected to be beaten in this game.  Poor shooting in the second half doomed the warriors.Warren Central’s feat is the 3rd longest winning streak in the state’s history.  Lawrence North has the record at 50 wins in a row.  This team had stars Greg Oden and Mike Conley.  Both of these young men went on to play pro ball.  The second longest streak was Bloomington South which stands at 49 wins.  All three of these streaks have occurred since 2004.  Jordan Hulls led Bloomington South in their long winning streak.  I do not know who is currently on a long winning streak attempting to break the 50-game record.  No doubt, somebody is!last_img read more

St. Mary’s Knights being home 3rd and 5th on robotics competition

first_imgGreensburg, IN—St. Mary’s School in Greensburg, Indiana qualified for the Indiana State Robotics Competition for two consecutive years running. Two teams from St. Mary’s School had a very successful weekend.  Saturday, the students competed in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics qualifying tournament. The tournament was hosted by Purdue Polytechnic Institute of Columbus with twenty-one teams competing. The Wired Knights team brought home 3rd place in the robot competition and 5th place overall. The Electric Knights team brought home 3rd place in robot design and 3rd place overall in the tournament. The St. Mary’s Wired Knights team members include Declan Bruns, Jonah Hellmich, Ali Nobbe, Sy Nobbe, Carter Rutherford, & Caleb Fry.  The Electric Knights team members include Reece Chapman, Gavin Weber, Lucas Kramer, Logan Meyer, Jacob Schneider, Ryan Rutherford. Both teams are coached by Rick Kramer, Joe Kalinowski, Nichole Kalinowski & Matt Roell.last_img read more