They walk to make reparations to Black and Indigenous people, one step at a time
BERKELEY, Calif. — Three white women dressed in all-black skirts, pants and sheer veils solemnly walked single-file down San Pablo Avenue one recent Thursday morning, drawing quizzical stares as they maintained their steadfast silence.Bicyclists turned their heads, a mother pushing a baby stroller snapped a cellphone picture and motorists did double-takes as the women continued their measured pace, heads bowed, hands clasped together as if in prayer, followed by a male “ambassador” wearing a shirt that read “40 Days of Mourning and Returning.”Their journey to Oakland that July 23 day would cov...
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Raul closer to Man Utd move as Wolves a step away from landing Paulinho
Manchester United are a step away from signing Wolves striker Raul Jimenez, according to Portuguese media sources.A Bola and RTP report that Wolves are close to sealing a deal for Braga forward Paulinho as a replacement for the Mexican who is described as 'on his way to Manchester United'.Paulinho, who has scored 23 times this season - including against Wolves in that dramatic 3-3 draw in the Europa League - is set to leave the club in the transfer window and has attracted interest from across the continent.The Portuguese striker, 27, has Jorge Mendes for an agent and he is looking to move his...
Houston consulate closure a 'dramatic step' damaging ties
By MAY ZHOU in Houston and PAN MENGQI in Beijing | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2020-07-27 07:07The abrupt decision by the United States to close the Chinese consulate general in Houston has aroused concern and widespread criticism, with voices from the international community describing it as a "dramatic step" that damages bilateral ties.On Tuesday, the US requested that China close its consulate general in Houston, the first one China opened in the US after the establishment of diplomatic ties. The US set "a 72-hour deadline" for the consulate's closure.Immediately after the deadline, US federal a...
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren step away from Zenit move
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is a step away from joining Zenit St Petersburg.Lovren has dropped to fourth choice at Anfield this season, and has decided now is the time for a move, as he enters the final period of his career.Talks are continuing, but the Mirror reports the Reds want around £10m for the World Cup finalist.Lovren has just a year left on his contract.The player almost left Liverpool last summer, amid Roma interest, but the deal collapsed because the Italian club wanted to take Lovren on an initial loan period.Now, he seems set to move to Russia if terms can be finalised, with ...
Mars probe is but a step in UAE’s evolution
The UAE’s entry into the space age, as an emerging country, also sparked a lot of controversy. Because this particular field of enterprise was limited to the major powers, especially since it requires substantial financial, human and technological capital.But those who believe in success that is shared rejoiced in this bold step by the UAE, while some failed countries and powers tried to distort the Mars project by various means. The importance of the Hope Probe and its future prospects underpin various aspects, not least the economic and technological advances from the UAE’s approach.As the M...
Ukraine leader: Showing video to free hostages was 'obvious step'
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky explained on Wednesday that he complied with a hostage-takers's demand to promote a film about the abuse of animals because that decision led to the release of the hostages.The hostage-taker, identified as a 44-year-old Ukrainian citizen born in Russia and previously twice convicted, including for illegal arms possession, was captured on Tuesday after a 12-hour stand-off in the north-western city of Lutsk. He has been charged with terrorism.Zelensky said it was an "obvious step" to comply with the demand and post a short video on Facebook urging the publi...
Separating the developer from OAs
It is always encouraging - and heart warming, to say the least - to read about any move to empower homeowners in Dubai. I believe any such step will be in the interest of investors, ultimately.I have been advocating this step - remove conflicts of interest between developers and OA (owners association) companies - for the past 10 years plus, with the idea that this would be fair to the actual homeowners. I have repeatedly asked for more transparency in vendor selection for OA property management firms, since this is the one step that removes the possibility of awarding contracts to the detrime...
Boeing 737 MAX inches towards flying again
New York (AFP) - The grounded Boeing 737 MAX moved another step closer towards flying again Tuesday as US regulators said they would soon accept public comments on a roadmap to recertify the jet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would issue a proposed airworthiness directive for the MAX, which has been grounded since March 2019 following two deadly crashes.The listing published in the Federal Register will seek comments on suggested design changes and crew procedures "to mitigate the safety issues identified during the investigations that followed the Lion Air and Ethiopian Ai...
As Blues ramp up for playoffs, the first step is 'getting the legs moving'
With the exception of perhaps Ryan O’Reilly, no one is happier about getting back on the ice this week than Blues coach Craig Berube.He was quickly bored once the NHL’s pandemic “pause” started way back in March, reduced to cooking breakfast for his family, riding a bicycle, and binge-watching “Ozark” at his home near Philadelphia.Hard to imagine, isn’t it? A couple more weeks without hockey and he might have taken up croquet. Or crochet.Not a pretty picture.But Berube is back in his element this week at Centene Community Ice Center, beginning the ramp-up to playoff hockey in August. Granted, ...
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Chinese app service providers in India to shed local jobs quickly
India Photo:VCGChinese app service providers hamstrung by India's ban could begin closing their offices and shedding local jobs in the country in a month's time, an industry insider told the Global Times Thursday.The comment came after the Indian Army reportedly ordered to ban 89 mobile apps starting July 15. The ban is a further step taken on Chinese apps after the Indian government made a decision to shut down 59 Chinese apps.Apps developed by Chinese companies such as messaging app WeChat and the hugely popular short video app TikTok, and US apps such as Facebook and Instagram are affected....