US says sending immediate $15 millon in food, medicine to Lebanon
The United States said Friday it was sending an immediate $15 million worth of food and medicine to help Lebanon after Beirut's massive port blast.The aid, to be transported through the US military, amounts to three months' worth of food for 50,000 people and three months' worth of medicine for 60,000 people, the US Agency for International Development said."We stand with the people of Lebanon as they seek relief and accountability in this difficult time," USAID said in a statement.The US military made its first aid delivery on Thursday, with a C-17 plane flying in from Qatar with food, water ...
Four-year-old killed by stray bullet in east Jerusalem
A four-year-old girl died ineast Jerusalemon Friday morning after sustaining injuries from a stray bullet the previous evening, local media reported.Hanan Yassin Zalloum, fromSilwan, died after doctors attempted to treat her wounds for several hours in a local hospital, medical sources said.The toddler, who was reportedly hit by three bullets, is the second Palestinian childgun violencecasualty in a week, following an incident in Tel al-Saba, in Israel's Negev region, where a 10-year-old was injured in a shooting.The tragic event occured just three months after another four-year-old was killed...
Service industry veterans are leaving bars and restaurants in droves amid the pandemic
DETROIT — With a protracted pandemic leaving dining rooms at half capacity, the constant threat of another shutdown looming and restaurant coffers sitting near empty, longtime service professionals are leaving the hospitality industry in droves for greener pastures elsewhere.At the beginning of March, Jaimie Seitz and Nichole Homfeld both worked as floor managers at Leila, a downtown Lebanese hot spot that had been riding high as the newly crowned the Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year.And though it took years of toil and sacrifice — missed holidays, family birthdays and the like — for ...
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Americans are more likely to report mental health concerns related to the pandemic than other developed countries, survey finds
As the United States works to stop rising coronavirus case numbers, behavioral health professionals warn that mental health will continue to deteriorate as a result of the pandemic.Between March and May, one-third of Americans reported experiencing stress, anxiety and sadness that was difficult to cope with by themselves, according to a survey published this week by the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation focused on promoting a high performing health care system, and Social Science Research Solutions, a market and survey research firm. The survey, which interviewed 8,259 adults in the U.S. and abr...
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The Goldback: An Alternative to Fiat Currency?
Goldback: State of the MarketAt the time of writing, the S&P 500 was flat, and jobless claims fell far below official expectations. Secondly, the Federal interest rate was turning negative. Also, the measurement of Money Velocity reported that people are saving money more than spending it. As a result, this can adversely impact the US dollar and the GDP, creating the problem of inflation.On the other hand, the gold price continues to grow and reaches new highs seemingly every day. Why is this happening? Basically, the gold price rises for the same reasons it usually does. Geopolitical unrest a...
Coronavirus stimulus relief talks failing: Here’s what it means for you
Talks over the next round of stimulus relief appear to be breaking down with no deal on the table as both sides blame each other for the lack of a deal. Democrats claim they have asked Republicans to meet them halfway on the stimulus proposal, but Republicans refuse to do so.Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreHowever, Republicans previously said they have been making concessions while Democrats have budged little. In the meantime, hope of a second round of coronavirus stimulus checks and an extension of expired benefits is running out.Stimulus relief talks are breaking downMultipl...
Tribune Publishing in talks to leave Prudential Plaza offices
CHICAGO — The Chicago Tribune’s offices could be on the move for the second time in less than three years, as the newspaper’s parent company seeks an exit from Prudential Plaza amid the coronavirus pandemic.Tribune Publishing is in talks with Prudential Plaza owner Sterling Bay for a buyout of its approximately 137,000-square-foot lease in the office complex overlooking Millennium Park, according to real estate sources.Sterling Bay and Tribune Publishing’s brokers from Jones Lang LaSalle have begun informally marketing the entire space to potential tenants in anticipation of the company’s exit...
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Apologizes For Unzipped Pants Photo: ‘Trying To Be A Good Boy’
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized on Wednesday for posting a photo of himself on Instagram with his pants unzipped and his arm around a woman with her pants similarly unzipped.Falwell has since deleted the post which appeared to be taken on a yacht and showed the school president’s underwear as well as a drink in his hand. He defended the incident saying he was on vacation and it was a “costume party” that was “just in good fun.”After posting the photo, Falwell immediately received sharp backlash and charges of hypocrisy from both Republicans and Democrats as his evange...
Canada to slap Can$3.6 bln counter-tariffs on US aluminum
Ottawa (AFP) - Ottawa will hit American aluminum products with Can$3.6 billion (US$2.7 billion) in counter-tariffs, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday, in response to "absurd" US levies announced on Canadian goods.US President Donald Trump said Thursday he was reimposing a 10 percent tariff on Canadian aluminum, accusing Canada of flooding the US market with the metal."In imposing these tariffs, the United States has taken the absurd decision to harm its own people," Freeland told a news conference.The deputy prime minister said Ottawa would hold 30 days of consultations with ...
Auto review: Odd couple: Audi S5 Sportback vs. Dodge Charger Scat Pack Plus
DETROIT — My comparison cars this week have much in common. They are muscle models from notable performance brands. They bear fresh, head-swiveling colors: one District Green, the other Sinamon Stick red. Both have elegant “T” shifters, sculpted 20-inch wheels, elevated sticker prices and multiple words in their badges.Yet the stunning Audi S5 Sportback and Dodge Charger Scat Pack Plus will rarely be cross-shopped.Despite their focus on raw speed, their branding is aimed at entirely different customers. They are monuments to sales savvy, of the ability of marketing geniuses to conjure emotion ...
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