Archiv: cry me a river


17.10.2020 - 18:32 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

So much for the Welsh ‚travel ban‘: Traffic flows freely between England and Wales on first day of ‚unenforcable‘ ban on travelers from English coronavirus hotspots like Liverpool

It was described as ‚unenforceable‘ by the Police Federation earlier this week and there is still no sign of any high-visibility patrols or roadblocks to deter travel from Merseyside – despite Liverpool being in Tier 3.

Those who ignore the restrictions will be breaking the law and could face fixed penalty notices starting at £50 – but there have so far been no reports of drivers being stopped.

11.10.2020 - 19:45 [ theGuardian.com ]

Trump’s Afghanistan withdrawal announcement takes US officials by surprise

(08.10.2020)

Multiple officials told the Associated Press they had not been informed of any such deadline and military experts said it would be impossible to withdraw all 5,000 US troops in Afghanistan and dismantle the US military headquarters by the end of the year.

They suggested the president’s claim was aimed at shifting the news cycle away from coronavirus coverage and that the Pentagon would not act on the order before the 3 November US election.

26.09.2020 - 11:52 [ theHill.com ]

A game theorist’s advice to President Trump on filling the Supreme Court seat

I have worked for over 30 years in competitive strategy. I teach it to future business and policy leaders, diplomats, global development leaders and social entrepreneurs. I have been a leader of the competitive strategy practices in two influential global consulting firms, where I advised CEOs, boards and policy heads. My academic training is as a game theorist, the science of figuring out your next move while anticipating the competitor’s moves to follow. Despite these credentials, I have never been invited to advise Donald Trump on competitive strategy.

30.08.2020 - 08:22 [ theGuardian.com ]

Outcry as US intelligence stops in-person reports to Congress on election security

An official in Ratcliffe’s office, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Saturday the office was “concerned about unauthorized disclosures of sensitive information following recent briefings”.

The move drew a heated rejoinder from House Democrats, who have focused on foreign efforts to sway the presidential election in 2016 and again this year.

30.08.2020 - 07:59 [ NPR.org ]

Director Of National Intelligence Cancels Verbal Election Security Briefings

In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for members of Congress, including the House and Senate intelligence committees, by Ratcliffe’s office have now been called off, they said.

„This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy,“ Pelosi and Schiff said in the statement.

08.08.2020 - 17:05 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Stay off the beaches? NO CHANCE! Thousands flout social-distancing to soak up 95F as desperate police turn back staycationers after councils begged tourists to steer clear following ‚bedlam‘ yesterday

Record numbers packed the seafront on Friday, despite Government warnings, and with little signs of social distancing, on what was the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.

There were similar scenes again today as staycationers in Bournemouth were seen emerging from tents they’d set up overnight to try and secure the best spots, while Sussex Police turned away cars from a full Camber Sands beach as early as 10am.

In North Wales, described as being a scene of ‚bedlam‘ yesterday, a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns appeared to be ignored as the local police force reported a ‚considerable build up‘ of traffic in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach.

02.08.2020 - 10:27 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Very social – but no distancing! Revellers flock to Manchester’s pubs and bars for a night on the tiles despite new stricter lockdown rules

– Partygoers took advantage of hot weather this weekend to head out drinking in Manchester and Blackpool
– Groups of friends could be seen hugging and crowded outside nightclubs, pubs, bars and restaurants

24.07.2020 - 17:07 [ ABC News 7 New York ]

Coronavirus News: NJ COVID-19 cluster linked to house party, patients not cooperating

All of the new cases are teens between the ages of 15 and 19, and Middletown health officials say they are running into resistance while trying to track the cases.

21.07.2020 - 17:50 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Ergebnisse des EU-Gipfels: „Pandoras Büchse ist jetzt offen“

tagesschau.de: Galt es bislang nicht als absolutes No-Go, dass die EU Schulden machen darf?

Becker: In den Verträgen der Europäischen Union ist verankert, dass ihre Einnahmen und Ausgaben immer gleich bleiben müssen. Damit ist eigentlich eine Verschuldung ausgeschlossen. In den vergangenen Jahren hat die EU dieses Prinzip zwar auch hin und wieder umgangen, jedoch nur in sehr kleinem Rahmen. 750 Milliarden Euro sind da schon eine ganz andere Hausnummer. Das ist komplett neu.

10.07.2020 - 16:16 [ FOX 13 News Utah / Youtube ]

‘Justice for Bernardo’ Protest in Salt Lake City (Unedited)

Demonstrators vandalized the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office to protest the DA’s ruling that the fatal shooting of Bernardo Palacios on May 23 was legally justified. (Warning: Language)

27.06.2020 - 13:54 [ Irena Halder / Youtube ]

#2 Lockdown Rebels in Portobello Road, 20 June 2020

As the evening wore on, the crowd swelled to about 500 people. After the Ginstitute stopped serving take away drinks, the local Sainsbury’s sold £5000 of beer and wine in less than 3 hours.

27.06.2020 - 13:51 [ BeanymanSports / Twitter ]

Epic Scenes At Anfield As Liverpool Fans Celebrate Historic Premier League Title Win

Fans gather outside Anfield to celebrate Liverpool winning the Premier League for the first time ever.

Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a league title is over after they were confirmed as Premier League champions.

27.06.2020 - 13:46 [ ITV.com ]

‚Half a million visitors‘ to south coast of England on hottest day of the year

(25.06.2020)

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council said services were „completely overstretched“ as huge numbers of visitors defied advice to stay away – prompting authorities to declare the major incident.

Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood said Dorset had seen „half a million visitors“ to the area causing traffic jams and full beaches.

16.06.2020 - 11:24 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tucker: Black Lives Matter is now a political party

(09.06.2020)

And it may be the strongest political party in the United States.

10.06.2020 - 11:11 [ NBC News New York ]

NYPD Commissioner Addresses Calls to Defund Department

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said he gets “beyond concerned” when he hears calls to defund the police. He spoke with NBC New York’s Melissa Russo about what that could mean.

09.06.2020 - 08:24 [ theAtlantic.com ]

America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic

After months of deserted public spaces and empty roads, Americans have returned to the streets. But they have come not for a joyous reopening to celebrate the country’s victory over the coronavirus. Instead, tens of thousands of people have ventured out to protest the killing of George Floyd by police.

Demonstrators have closely gathered all over the country, and in blocks-long crowds in large cities, singing and chanting and demanding justice.

09.06.2020 - 07:34 [ ZDF ]

Massen-Demo und Corona-Gefahr – „Unmöglich, Regeln durchzusetzen“

ZDFheute: Sie haben über die Anti-Rassismus-Demo getwittert, es sei ein unkontrollierter, verantwortungsloser Massenprotest gewesen, der sie beängstigt habe. Warum?

Olaf Sundermeyer: Das war ein persönliches Gefühl. In dieser Masse auf dem Alexanderplatz als Berichterstatter zu stehen, in einem Land, das seit Monaten gegen diese Pandemie kämpft, inmitten von zehntausenden Menschen ohne jeglichen Schutz und Abstand in dieser unkontrollierten Massenveranstaltung, das hat mich beängstigt.

02.05.2020 - 12:23 [ BlackChristianNews.com ]

Members of the Michigan Liberty Militia stand guard with weapons and tactical gear in an angry protest before the Michigan statehouse

The “American Patriot Rally” started on the statehouse steps, where members of the Michigan Liberty Militia stood guard with weapons and tactical gear, their faces partially covered. They later moved inside the Capitol along with several hundred protesters, who demanded to be let onto the House floor, which is prohibited. Some protesters with guns — which are allowed in the statehouse — went to the Senate gallery, where a senator said some armed men shouted at her, and some senators wore bulletproof vests.

28.04.2020 - 17:36 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Police warn lockdown rules becoming unenforceable as people start returning to work

The Police Federation, which represents frontline officers, said it was „absolute nonsense“ for them to be telling sunbathers to move on when shoppers were queuing with „not a fag packet between them“ to buy „non-essential“ products at newly-reopened DIY stores.

09.03.2020 - 15:41 [ CNN ]

US stocks halted after falling 7%. Global stocks plunge as oil crashes and coronavirus fear spreads

The S&P 500 (SPX) fell about 6%. The Dow (INDU) fell as many as 2,046 points. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was down 5.4%. The New York Stock Exchange halted trading for 15 minutes after stocks plunged more than 7%. They retraced some of their losses after the market reopened.

31.01.2020 - 05:54 [ CNBC.com ]

Iowa vote Monday could be a wake-up call for stock market if leading candidate Bernie Sanders wins

Bernie Sanders leads in Iowa polls ahead of Monday’s Iowa Democratic presidential caucus.
If he wins Iowa and New Hampshire, strategists say he could gain a lot of momentum toward winning his party’s nomination.

23.12.2019 - 15:36 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

It’s Very Hard Being Tom Perez

Tom Perez a little trooper. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.