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Represent: inside a timely film about the tough road women in politics face
Represent: inside a timely film about the tough road women in politics face
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  • 2020-08-13 14:37:11Z

A new film follows three women as they run for office, and the 'unglamorous bits of democracy' that make for a political movementThe decision to run for office arrived for Myya Jones in the winter of 2016. She was 22, a campus leader for the Black Student Union at Michigan State University, and determined to change her home town of Detroit for the better. For months, she researched the process of gentrification, which pushed black people out of the neighborhoods where she grew up and went to high school; for months, she waited for a name to support. Eventually, she thought, "You know what? I'm going to run for office myself because everybody else is scared," she told the Guardian.For...

Kids surprise police officer with ice pop on hot summer day
Kids surprise police officer with ice pop on hot summer day
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  • 2020-08-13 14:28:24Z

Six-year-old Amiyah Dantzler-Clay and her 5-year-old brother Jayden saw a police officer parked in front of their Baltimore home and figured he could use a treat. Police Maj. Richard Gibson was in the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood that day scouting for ways to help improve the area for residents, two days after a homicide outside a vacant house. "My purpose is to make their lives better," Gibson continued.

Israeli hospital trials super-quick saliva test for COVID-19
Israeli hospital trials super-quick saliva test for COVID-19
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  • 2020-08-13 14:20:11Z

A newly developed saliva test aims to determine in less than a second whether or not you are infected with the novel coronavirus, Israel's largest medical center said on Thursday. Eli Schwartz of the Center for Geographic Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Sheba Medical Center, who is leading the trial, said it was easier to use than PCR swabs commonly used to detect COVID-19. Amos Panet, an expert in molecular virology at Jerusalem's Hebrew University, said he would like to see more data and comparisons with existing tests before making a final judgment.

Bavaria faces coronavirus debacle as 900 not told they are positive
Bavaria faces coronavirus debacle as 900 not told they are positive
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  • 2020-08-13 14:17:18Z

One of the leading contenders to succeed Angela Merkel is facing an embarrassing debacle over his flagship coronavirus testing policy. Markus Söder, the regional prime minister of Bavaria, has seen his popularity soar over his handling of the crisis and is now openly talked of as the frontrunner to take over from Mrs Merkel. But on Thursday he was fighting to contain the fallout after it emerged that some 44,000 people had not received their results more than a week after taking part in a new Bavarian testing scheme. Even more damaging, it emerged than 900 of those who had not received their results had tested positive, raising fears they could have passed on the infection unknowingly....

Brazil's Aurora produced chicken that tested positive for coronavirus, Chinese local government says
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  • 2020-08-13 14:12:58Z

The local government in the Chinese city of Shenzhen on Thursday identified a Brazilian meat plant owned by Aurora, the country's third largest processor of chicken and pork, as the source of chicken wings that tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Shenzhen government identified the plant

Lithuania designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organization
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  • 2020-08-13 14:10:24Z

Lithuania on Thursday designated the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group as a terrorist organization and issued a 10-year ban on all individuals related to the Iran-backed group from entering the Baltic nation's territory. "After receiving valuable information from our foreign partners, we can assume

"Too many stories" of deaths, assault and harassment at Fort Hood
"Too many stories" of deaths, assault and harassment at Fort Hood
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  • 2020-08-13 13:38:00Z

At least nine service members have been found dead at Fort Hood, and in more than half of those cases, foul play has not been ruled out.

Two wounded after shots fired in South Miami-Dade neighborhood
Two wounded after shots fired in South Miami-Dade neighborhood
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  • 2020-08-13 13:28:07Z

Two men were wounded in a shooting in the Redland late Wednesday.

Rights group: Houthis, Saudis killed Ethiopian migrants
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  • 2020-08-13 13:18:11Z

A prominent rights group Thursday accused Yemen's Houthi rebels and rival Saudi border guards of killing several dozen Ethiopian migrants in an incident at the border earlier this year. The statement from New York-based Human Rights Watch quoted Ethiopian migrants who said Houthi fighters in April

Why Putin Is Backing an Ungrateful Despot in Belarus
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  • 2020-08-13 13:15:24Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin knows how to troll. In the midst of a democratic uprising in Belarus, in which thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to reject last weekend's stolen election, Putin offered the nation's struggling dictator his congratulations."I hope your

La Niña forecast to form in Aug-Oct season: U.S. CPC
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  • 2020-08-13 13:13:46Z

There is a chance of about 60% that La Niña will develop during the Northern Hemisphere fall, with a 55% chance the pattern will continue through the winter of 2020-21, the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) said in its monthly forecast. The La Niña pattern is characterized

Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward's New Book Lifts The Lid On Trump's Personal Letters With Kim Jong Un
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  • 2020-08-13 13:13:43Z

North Korea's dictator reportedly described his bond with Trump as something out of a "fantasy film," the famed Watergate journalist will reveal in "Rage."

UN: 8 children die within days in Syria camp for IS families
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  • 2020-08-13 13:12:41Z

At least eight children under the age of five have died in recent days from health problems linked to the dire conditions in a camp in northern Syria housing tens of thousands of female supporters of the Islamic State group and their children, the U.N. said Thursday. The U.N. children's agency says

Novavax ties up with SK bioscience to boost supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine
Novavax ties up with SK bioscience to boost supply of potential COVID-19 vaccine
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  • 2020-08-13 12:56:12Z

Shares of Maryland-based Novavax rose nearly 7% in morning trade. Novavax has received $2 billion in funding so far for its coronavirus vaccine, including $384 million from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Drake Bell has denied allegations of abuse made by his ex-girlfriend on TikTok
Drake Bell has denied allegations of abuse made by his ex-girlfriend on TikTok
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  • 2020-08-13 12:33:14Z

In her first video, Lingafelt said that Bell verbally abused her when they lived together and that he turned violent, allegations which he denies.

Seven African countries to start testing for COVID-19 antibodies
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  • 2020-08-13 12:19:16Z

Seven African countries will start administering coronavirus antibody tests from next week, a regional body said on Thursday, as part of efforts to understand the extent of the outbreak on the continent. "Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, Morocco are the first set of countries

Workplaces top source of virus clusters in France, says doctor
Workplaces top source of virus clusters in France, says doctor
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  • 2020-08-13 12:08:35Z

Workplaces are the main clusters of coronavirus infection in France and companies should have staff work from home as much as possible after the August holidays, one of France's top coronavirus experts said on Thursday. Weekly health ministry data shows that since May 9, private and public companies have accounted for 22% of 609 clusters of infection. Nearly a third of these clusters are currently under investigation by health authorities.

Trump holds up coronavirus aid to block Democrats
Trump holds up coronavirus aid to block Democrats' bid for election funding
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  • 2020-08-13 12:04:46Z

Funding for the U.S. Postal Service and to shore up election infrastructure became a major sticking point in congressional talks on coronavirus relief, as President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to block any money to facilitate mail-in voting. The Republican president has been railing against mail-in ballots for months as a possible source of fraud, although there is little evidence it takes place and millions of Americans - including much of the military - have used the post office to cast absentee ballots for years. Trump said his negotiators have resisted Democrats' calls for additional money to help prepare for presidential, congressional and local voting during a pandemic that has...

Indian drugmaker Biological E. to make substance used in J&J
Indian drugmaker Biological E. to make substance used in J&J's potential COVID-19 vaccine
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  • 2020-08-13 12:01:35Z

Indian drugmaker Biological E. Ltd will begin making a drug substance used in Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine candidate that is in early to mid-stage trials, the companies said on Thursday. J&J aims to produce more than 1 billion doses of its vaccine candidate, and has struck a similar deal with U.S.-based Emergent BioSolutions Inc to boost manufacturing. Twenty-eight vaccine candidates are currently in human trials, according to the World Health Organization, as the global death toll from the novel coronavirus nears 750,000.

ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 blasts through Kickstarter goal
ZX Spectrum Next Issue 2 blasts through Kickstarter goal

A new remake of the classic computer raises nearly £900,000 in just two days.

Aetna Partners with EIO Solutions to Give Canadian Small Businesses a Chance to Compete
Aetna Partners with EIO Solutions to Give Canadian Small Businesses a Chance to Compete

The health benefits giant taps into an emerging Employee Investment Optimization industry to help owners match the benefits offered by bigger competitors.TORONTO, Aug.

Ford recalls include some F-150s because of fire risk
Ford recalls include some F-150s because of fire risk

Ford issued three recalls, including one for 431 F-150s built this summer. There's a risk of fire because of a battery connection issue.

Compass Identifies Two New 1-km Targets With Bedrock Gold Mineralization on the Farabakoura Trend
Compass Identifies Two New 1-km Targets With Bedrock Gold Mineralization on the Farabakoura Trend

Aggressive New Drill Program to Commence Following Rainy Season Figure 1 Location of Compass Gold's western permit areas. Target trends are illustrated in yellow with corresponding prospects (purple text). Figure 2 Location of the Dialéké prospect on the Farabakoura Trend. Other prospects on the trend are also illustrated.TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V: CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to provide an update on the recently completed fieldwork at the Dialéké prospect on the Company's Sikasso Property in southern Mali (Figure 1). Highlights * Exploration work at Dialéké identifies two discrete >1-km-long zones of coincident...

Exclusive: ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020, say sources
Exclusive: ByteDance censored anti-China content in Indonesia until mid-2020, say sources

Chinese tech giant ByteDance censored content it perceived as critical of the Chinese government on its news aggregator app in Indonesia from 2018 to mid-2020, six people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The sources said that local moderators were instructed by a team from ByteDance's Beijing headquarters to delete articles seen as "negative" about Chinese authorities on the Baca Berita (BaBe) app. In a statement to Reuters, BaBe said it disagreed with the claims and that it moderates content according to its community guidelines and in line with Indonesia's local laws.

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. has most deaths in 1 day since May; anxious teachers draft wills; Florida to begin testing Disney World cast
Coronavirus live updates: U.S. has most deaths in 1 day since May; anxious teachers draft wills; Florida to begin testing Disney World cast

California is 'turning the corner' as hospitalizations decrease. Florida to begin Disney World cast testing. Latest COVID-19 news.

Gmail
Gmail's updated workplace design rolls out on Android and the web

Back in July, Gmail users on Android started seeing a new tab at the bottom of the interface that gives them quick access to Meet video meetings. The new design turns Gmail into a full-blown workplace collaboration suite with Chat, Docs, Rooms and Meet integration. Users will get access to Google Chat and the company's Slack-like group chat solution Rooms, aside from Meet, from within Gmail when they get the updated interface.

Remove masks, celebrate freedom: fashion grannies return to Beijing street
Remove masks, celebrate freedom: fashion grannies return to Beijing street 'catwalk'
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  • 2020-08-13 11:33:59Z

Four famous amateur model grandmothers took off their masks during a saunter down the streets of Beijing on Thursday to demonstrate life returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. Glamma Beijing, a group of four women who met during a modelling training course after retiring 20 years ago, became an internet sensation in China last year. A 15-second video of them walking in Sanlitun, one of Beijing's busiest shopping districts, wearing traditional qipao dresses and over-sized dangling fringe earrings, was viewed more than 50 million times in a day, according to local media.

The Beirut blast leveled historic neighborhoods. Some fear developers may finish the job
The Beirut blast leveled historic neighborhoods. Some fear developers may finish the job

Restoring historic districts badly damaged in the Beirut blast will be a tall order given Lebanon's flailing economy and developers eager to move in.

AP PHOTOS: Across faiths, pandemic alters worship, rites
AP PHOTOS: Across faiths, pandemic alters worship, rites
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  • 2020-08-13 11:33:16Z

London and its environs are home to a notable diversity of faiths and flocks. "It posed an immediate and immense challenge," the Rev. Gordon said. In Neasden, a suburb northwest of London, a magnificent Hindu temple of carved stone constructed according to ancient Vedic architectural texts usually welcomes thousands of visitors a day.

French spies
French spies 'plotted murder of female hypnotherapist'
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  • 2020-08-13 11:31:37Z

Three French intelligence agents charged with attempted murder and conspiracy were plotting to kill a female hypnotherapist and corporate coach, according to local media reports. The suspects are serving soldiers from the Action Division, an elite military unit specialising in covert missions outside France, controlled by the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE), the French equivalent of MI6. Two of them, named as Pierre B. and Karl E, aged 28 and 25, were arrested carrying guns in a stolen car in Paris last month, and the third, aged 26, was arrested a few days later. The first two told police they were on an official mission, having allegedly been ordered to eliminate a...

Kootenay Intercepts 608 gpt Silver Over 5 Meters Within 229 gpt Silver Over 22 Meters at Columba Project, Mexico
Kootenay Intercepts 608 gpt Silver Over 5 Meters Within 229 gpt Silver Over 22 Meters at Columba Project, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Kootenay Silver Inc.

PharmaCielo Increases Cannabis Cultivation Through External Contractor to Meet Market Demand for Medicinal Extracts
PharmaCielo Increases Cannabis Cultivation Through External Contractor to Meet Market Demand for Medicinal Extracts

* Additional area under active cultivation expands PharmaCielo's immediate footprint by 32 percent to 1.6 million square feet with further expansion pending grower license approval * Company activates first external cultivation contract with local grower * Increased volumes contribute to expanded 360 tonne biomass processing capacity of the Company's new Processing and Extraction Centre TORONTO and RIONEGRO, Colombia, Aug.

Supremex Announces Q2 2020 Results and Renewal of NCIB
Supremex Announces Q2 2020 Results and Renewal of NCIB

MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Supremex Inc.

McCoy Global Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results
McCoy Global Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

EDMONTON, AB, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - McCoy Global Inc.

Harvest Portfolios Group announces distribution amounts for Brand Leaders Income Fund
Harvest Portfolios Group announces distribution amounts for Brand Leaders Income Fund

OAKVILLE, ON, Aug. 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Harvest Portfolios Group Inc.

Gold Futures Model Portfolio Powered By Pynk
Gold Futures Model Portfolio Powered By Pynk's Crowd Intelligence Now Available For Licensing Exclusively From Lucena Research

Portfolio outperforms benchmark by 5.

Alithya reports strong cash flow generation and margins amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Alithya reports strong cash flow generation and margins amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Q1-2021 Highlights * Revenues decreased 2.1% to $70.

Airlines cut European recovery outlook as pandemic drags on
Airlines cut European recovery outlook as pandemic drags on

Airlines further lowered their European traffic outlook on Thursday, as persistent travel restrictions and concerns about a second wave of COVID-19 dent recovery prospects for the sector. The warning from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) came as European states are imposing or considering new restrictions in response to fresh virus outbreaks. European passenger numbers are now expected to decline by 60% in 2020, IATA said, putting some 7 million aviation and tourism jobs at risk.

Hardened Lebanese merchants battered by Beirut blast
Hardened Lebanese merchants battered by Beirut blast

Sleep Comfort survived Lebanon's 15-year civil war. The biggest blast in Beirut's history killed at least 170 people, injured 6,000 and triggered protests against a political elite blamed for political turmoil and economic collapse. The Aug. 4 explosion dealt a catastrophic blow to everyone from mechanics to major food importers, already struggling amid a financial crisis that hammered the currency and sent unemployment soaring.

Belgian students to self-collect saliva in large COVID-19 testing experiment
Belgian students to self-collect saliva in large COVID-19 testing experiment

Thousands of students at a Belgian university will collect weekly from September a sample of their saliva for a rapid COVID-19 test replacing more commonly used swabs - one of Europe's largest experiments with the new testing method. The pilot scheme could be applied in other universities, schools or companies if it proves successful in faster identifying clusters of infections among students, Belgian researchers and government officials told Reuters. Around 30,000 students and academic staff at the Belgian University of Liege will use the self-tests at home and take the tube with the saliva sample to the university labs every week through December.

The Morning After: More Surface Duo details and TCL
The Morning After: More Surface Duo details and TCL's latest 4K TVs

We have all the Microsoft Surface Duo specs ready for you, plus a look at TCL's new 4K TVs that bring micro LED tech to the sub-$700 price point.

Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer begins hunger strike
Imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer begins hunger strike
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  • 2020-08-13 11:19:01Z

A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has begun a hunger strike seeking better prison conditions and the release of political prisoners amid the pandemic, her husband said Thursday. Reza Khandan told The Associated Press his wife Nasrin Sotoudeh began the strike Tuesday and he feared it would exacerbate her chronic gastrointestinal and foot problems. Iran has the highest number of virus-related deaths in the region with 19,162 after 174 died since Wednesday.

Factbox: AstraZeneca
Factbox: AstraZeneca's potential coronavirus vaccine
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  • 2020-08-13 11:16:51Z

There are no approved vaccines for COVID-19, but AstraZeneca's shot is widely seen as one of the leading candidates. The company has been granted protection from future product liability claims related to the vaccine by most of the countries with which it has so far struck supply agreements, a senior executive told Reuters. Below are the main details of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine hopeful and its supply and production deals.

How a Texas shale supplier
How a Texas shale supplier's founders made fortunes as the firm failed

The payout marked the latest in a series of board decisions that allowed the oilfield supplier's top executives and founders to rake in tens of millions of dollars as shareholders saw the stock price plummet to pennies. The three-member independent board has since 2013 included two people with close ties to Rasmus: John Kevin Poorman, a former next-door neighbor in Illinois, according to deed records; and John Affleck-Graves, who until 2019 was the chief financial officer of the University of Notre Dame, Rasmus' alma mater and a recipient of his donations. At same the time, Affleck-Graves served as the university's chief financial officer - and, as a Hi-Crush director, was signing off...

London Metal Exchange plans low carbon aluminum platform
London Metal Exchange plans low carbon aluminum platform

The London Metal Exchange on Thursday outlined plans to support sustainable metal production with a spot trading platform for low carbon aluminum and a register where producers can voluntarily log their metal's carbon-related details. The proposals in a paper issued to LME members also include the launch in the first half of next year of a cash-settled contract for aluminum scrap generated by the U.S. drinks industry and scrap steel contracts for Taiwan and India. Although there is no industry agreement on how metals can transition to a low carbon economy, the 142-year old exchange is aiming to build consensus.

New Strong Sell Stocks for August 13th
New Strong Sell Stocks for August 13th

Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank 5 (Strong Sell) List today.

European stocks drop as US stimulus impasse weighs
European stocks drop as US stimulus impasse weighs

European stock markets fell and the dollar weakened Thursday after a mixed showing for Asian equities, as investors fretted over US lawmakers' failure to find common ground on a rescue package for their beleaguered economy. Oil prices edged lower, as the International Energy Agency cut its 2020 forecast for global oil demand to 91.9 million barrels per day, the first downgrade in a number of months. At around mid-session, London shares were down by 0.9 percent, while stock prices in Frankfurt and Paris eased by 0.2 percent.

Frost & Sullivan Reveals Global Light Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook for 2020
Frost & Sullivan Reveals Global Light Commercial Vehicle Market Outlook for 2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug.

How a Texas shale supplier
How a Texas shale supplier's founders made fortunes as the firm failed

The payout marked the latest in a series of board decisions that allowed the oilfield supplier's top executives and founders to rake in tens of millions of dollars as shareholders saw the stock price plummet to pennies. The three-member independent board has since 2013 included two people with close ties to Rasmus: John Kevin Poorman, a former next-door neighbor in Illinois, according to deed records; and John Affleck-Graves, who until 2019 was the chief financial officer of the University of Notre Dame, Rasmus' alma mater and a recipient of his donations. At same the time, Affleck-Graves served as the university's chief financial officer - and, as a Hi-Crush director, was signing off...

Trump administration to roll back curbs on methane from oil, gas operations
Trump administration to roll back curbs on methane from oil, gas operations
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  • 2020-08-13 11:06:33Z

The Trump administration on Thursday will roll back regulations aimed at reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, its latest move to unwind environmental rules ahead of November's presidential election. During a visit to election swing state Pennsylvania, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler will formally rescind 2016 Obama administration limits on oil and gas industry emissions of methane, a move criticized by environmentalists when initially proposed last August. The EPA is expected to retain some of the rules issued in 2012 that control methane emissions and also limit those of so-called volatile organic...

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