Month: August 2021

Middle Tennessee was clawing its way out of devastation from recent flooding — and saw more rain from Ida

Ida on Tuesday dropped about 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain over areas west of Nashville, and rainfall was coming to an end Tuesday evening, with the promise of only light lingering showers in the following hours. But as the storm trekked closer to the already drenched region earlier in the day, many feared for …

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Black surgeons ‘promoted far less than white colleagues in England’

Black surgeons ‘promoted far less than white colleagues in England’

NHS Black surgeons ‘promoted far less than white colleagues in England’ Analysis of NHS careers raises fears that treatment will suffer unless ‘old boys’ networks’ are dismantled Robert Booth Wed 1 Sep 2021 00.01 BST Black surgeons are far less likely to be promoted than their white colleagues, according to analysis of NHS medics’ careers …

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The top candidates running to replace Gov. Newsom in the California recall election

The candidates have two weeks left to convince voters to boot Newsom out of office and choose them as a replacement. These are Newsom’s most notable challengers: Republican John Cox may be most recognized for his campaign antics — barnstorming with a 1,000-pound live Kodiak bear named Tag, using an 8-foot ball of trash to …

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Texas Legislature sends voting restrictions bill to governor’s desk

Abbott’s signature would add Texas — where Republicans are seeking to hold onto power in one of the nation’s fastest-growing and diversifying places — to a list of states that includes Florida and Georgia attempting to seize on former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enact restrictive laws this year. Democrats had fled …

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Hurricanes, wildfires and drought: US battling climate disasters on several fronts

Against the backdrop of the Gulf Coast picking through the rubble of Hurricane Ida’s catastrophic aftermath, the Caldor Fire has torched nearly 200,000 acres in California and prompted mandatory evacuations for tens of thousands of people in the popular tourist destination of South Lake Tahoe and other areas nearby. Meanwhile, Tennessee is also facing remnants …

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Warren Buffett is hanging on to these stocks for stable income — you could too

Warren Buffett is hanging on to these stocks for stable income — you could too In a world of historically low interest rates, investors would be wise to look out for dividend stocks offering attractive — but stable — dividend yields. High-yield dividend stocks have the potential to Offer a plump income stream in both …

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DaBaby meets with leaders from HIV organizations following his disparaging comments

The rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, met with Black leaders from nine HIV organizations across on Tuesday, according to a joint press release from the groups. Some of the organizations included the Black AIDS Institute, GLAAD, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), and The Normal Anomaly Initiative. “During our meeting, DaBaby was genuinely engaged, …

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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ dissects the Clinton scandal with Monica Lewinsky’s input

Monica Lewinsky served as a producer on this latest Ryan Murphy production, giving the proceedings the imprimatur of her blessing. Yet the story casts a wide net, drawing in a who’s who of bold-faced names who surrounded the Clintons or sought to topple them — in the case of Ann Coulter (Cobie Smulders) and Matt …

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More than 100 MPs and peers demand government bans ‘cruel’ animal fur sales

More than 100 MPs and peers demand government bans ‘cruel’ animal fur sales

Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of allowing the UK to “outsource animal cruelty” as more than 100 MPs and peers demand a ban on fur sales. The cross-party group of 102 parliamentarians has written to environment secretary George Eustace to call on the government to ban the import and sale of animal fur in …

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Geronimo the alpaca is killed over TB threat as four-year battle to save him fails

Geronimo the alpaca is killed over TB threat as four-year battle to save him fails

Geronimo the alpaca has been taken from his farm in Gloucestershire and killed by vets enforcing a court warrant issued to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Uniformed police helped officials wearing masks, goggles, and blue overalls to take the animal from his pen at the farm in Wickwar. Media and campaigners looked on as …

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Caldor Fire prompts states of emergency, with more than 50,000 told to evacuate

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Alpine, Amador and Placer counties, which surround the Lake Tahoe region, his office announced. The Caldor Fire has consumed 191.607 acres since it began on August 14, according to Cal Fire. It is 16% contained. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak also declared a state of …

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