July 22, 2018

Philadelphia’s top cop apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks

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By Ray Sanchez and Olivia Kiely, CNN (CNN) Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross apologized Thursday totwo black men who were arrested while waiting for a business meeting at Starbucks, saying he made the situation worse by initially defending his officers’ actions. Ross’ apology came at a news conference on the same day the men — […]

The Editor Speaks: Mocking religious beliefs

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It is now common place and acceptable to mock people who have religious faith, especially if you are a Christian. The recent example by Joy Behar and Omarosa Manigault on the ABC show “The View” was appalling. They mocked the power of prayer and Behar went one step further saying, “It’s one thing to talk […]

ABC flooded with 25k complaints after show mocked Pence’s faith

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By Mark Swanson From Newsmax ABC has received more than 25,000 calls after its daytime show “The View” likened Vice President Mike Pence’s religious beliefs to mental illness last week, Fox News reports. During a segment last week defending former White House aide Omarosa Manigault, show co-host Joy Behar proceeded to mock the power of […]

American Airlines tried to charge a mother $150 for traveling with breast milk

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BY ADAM ROSENBERG From Mashable How is it that airlines keep screwing up simple things like company policy and established TSA rules? The latest travel blunder belongs to American Airlines. When Sara showed up with her husband and young son for their flight from Boston to Arizona, the gate attendant stopped them for having too […]

Almost 200 Royal Caribbean ship passengers hit by gastro illness at sea

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By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly A gastrointestinal outbreak has struck down nearly 200 passengers on board Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas, according to reports. The vessel, which carries more than 5,800 passengers of which approximately 325 are understood to be Britons, arrived in Tasmania on Tuesday after a trip to Singapore. According to […]

US: Newsmax, conservative media oppose Sinclair deal

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By Mark Swanson Newsmax and other conservative media outlets have voiced strong opposition to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed acquisition of Tribune Media, citing concerns such a deal would undermine a free press and quash competition, The New York Times reported. Newsmax filed a petition Monday with the Federal Communications Commission asking it deny Sinclair’s approval […]

Driverless cars are getting really confused by kangaroos

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By Mike Wehner From BGR We all assume that at some point in the not-so-distant future, cars will be able to takes us from place to place with a bare minimum of input on our part. When that day will arrive is impossible to know, but for now it’s up to companies like Volvo to […]

Hackers holding Disney for ransom over “Pirates of the Caribbean 5” movie

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By Catalin Cimpanu From Bleeping Computer Hackers are holding Disney for ransom, threatening to release a high-quality version of the “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” movie on torrents unless they’re paid a huge sum of money in Bitcoin. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed the ransom demand to ABC employees during a […]

The Caymans: Reputation, Rhetoric, and Reality

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By Alex Cobham. Originally published at Tax Justice Network From naked capitalism Last week I took up the kind invitation of the government of Cayman to speak at their conference on ‘Tax Transparency in the Global Financial Services Ecosystem’, and to meet with staff from the monetary authority, statistics office and corporate registry; and with […]

Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine to shift millions to Cayman Islands controlled company

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Exclusive by Stephen Long From ABC Au Federal Court challenge against Adani Up to $3 billion from Adani’s planned Carmichael coal mine will be shifted to a subsidiary owned in the Cayman Islands if the controversial project goes ahead, an analysis of company filings shows. Key points: ‘Royalty deed’ gives shell company rights to recieve […]