Race Mario around your own home with 'Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit'
Mario and friends can now race around your living room, taking sharp turns around your sofa, darting between the table legs and giving the pet cat a scare with "Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit."Combining remote-controlled cars and augmented-reality video games, Nintendo brings together the real and the virtual in a fun, new way.To play "Mario Kart Live," you use your Switch to steer a roughly 20-centimetre-tall remote-controlled plastic car. A camera mounted on the car streams a video to the Nintendo Switch showing the race track through your house, but on the screen, an animated Mario and the t...
Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR next season. His suspension is over.
NASCAR announced Monday that it has reinstated Cup driver Kyle Larson six months after he was suspended from the sport for using a racial slur. He will be eligible to return to competition next season.“NASCAR continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion across our sport,” a statement from NASCAR said. “Kyle Larson has fulfilled the requirements set by NASCAR, and has taken several voluntary measures, to better educate himself so that he can use his platform to help bridge the divide in our country.”Larson, previously the driver for the No. 42 for Chip Ganassi Racing, was fired by the team a...
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Kyle Larson requests NASCAR lift suspension, 6 months after making racial slur
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR is in the process of reviewing a request by Cup driver Kyle Larson to return to competition after he was suspended indefinitely from the sport in April for using a racial slur during an iRacing event. A NASCAR spokesperson told the Observer Friday that Larson requested reinstatement earlier this week and that the leadership team is communicating with Larson about his potential return.“We’re also talking to our stakeholders,” the spokesperson said. “Sponsors, OEM partners, things like that, because this is a decision that’s high-profile. We want to make sure that any fe...
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Race for 530 Parliament seats kicks off
The race for 530 seats in the 11th Parliament started in earnest yesterday as the Electoral Commission (EC) nominated the first batch of candidates in next year’s elections.The current 10th Parliament started in May 2016 and ends in May 2021.The crowded contest kicked off amid pomp as contestants thronged the 145 district centres across the country to be confirmed as candidates in the race for 11th Parliament. The two-day exercise ends today at 5pm.The EC postponed the nomination dates from October 13 and 14 to give room for aspirants who might have names on their academic papers not tallying ...
Starbucks sets ambitious goals for corporate diversity — and ties it to executive pay
SEATTLE — Starbucks plans to significantly boost racial diversity among its workforce — and it’s making that goal a factor in the pay of its senior executives.By 2025, the Seattle coffee giant wants people of color represented in at least 30% of roles in corporate operations and 40% of retail and manufacturing roles, CEO Kevin Johnson told employees Wednesday. The goals, part of an ongoing effort to encourage diversity, reflect the company’s obligation “to build bridges and create environments where all are welcome,” Johnson said.Starting in 2021, the compensation of Johnson and 42 other senio...
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Democratic Senate Nominee Jaime Harrison Raise $57 Million In Third Quarter, Highest Total For Senate Race Ever
Democratic Senate nominee Jaime Harrison raised $57 million in the third quarter of the year, breaking all records from previous Senate candidates.The amount Harrison raised gives him a financial edge over GOP opponent Sen. Lindsay Graham (R).According to Advertising Analytics, Harrison also out-spent Graham in television and digital advertising. The Democrat spent an estimated $52 million while Graham only used $19 million for ads.Guy King, a spokesman for Harrison’s campaign, commented, “While Lindsey Graham continues playing political games in Washington, Jaime Harrison is remaining laser-f...
Undersheriff recommends firing detective who shared 'All Lives Splatter' and other social media posts mocking protesters
SEATTLE — A King County, Wash., Sheriff’s Office detective who posted a series of Facebook posts this summer mocking racial justice protesters faces possible termination from the department.Among the posts was an image reading “All Lives Splatter” that the detective posted the same day a driver hit two protesters on Interstate 5. One of the protesters, Summer Taylor, later died.King County Undersheriff Patti Cole-Tindall recommended the veteran detective, Michael R. Brown, be fired, according to a memo released by the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday. Brown can now meet with Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht ...
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Princeton will drop President Woodrow Wilson and rename school after influential Black finance expert
History won’t only be taught at Princeton University — it will be made.The Ivy League college is naming a residential college after Mellody Hobson, an influential finance expert who is an alumna and major donor to the school.She will be the first Black woman to have that honor in the Elizabeth, New Jersey-based school’s 274-year history.Hobson College will be built on a site once named for former President Woodrow Wilson, who served as the commander-in-chief from 1913 to 1921.Amid America’s racial reawakening following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Princeton annou...
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Biden: Hispanic voters in Florida can 'put nation on new path forward'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden courted Cuban, Haitian and Venezuelan voters in Florida’s largest county on Monday, offering promises for the economy, the pandemic and the countries they immigrated from as many were receiving their vote-by-mail ballots.If he wins Florida, Biden suggested during a stop in Little Haiti, he’d win the presidency.And, he said, in a close race in Florida, every vote in every community matters. “Folks, the Haitian community by itself — if the turnout is like it was the last time — the Haitian community itself could determine the outc...