Head of Partner Development and DEI programming, MAKERS, welcomes the MAKERS@ community and talks about the impact of investing in and supporting Black women leaders, as well as the urgency of allyship.
Head of Partner Development and DEI programming, MAKERS, welcomes the MAKERS@ community and talks about the impact of investing in and supporting Black women leaders, as well as the urgency of allyship.
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, John Oliver has been broadcasting his weekly “Last Week Tonight” from home in a white-backgrounded “blank void” that looks very different from his usual New York City studio. Now in its sixth season, the HBO show picked up four Primetime Emmy Awards last year, including for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the fifth straight year. And the former “Daily Show” regular has spent much of last year chronicling not only the pandemic but also the presidential election — and getting a sewer plant in Danbury, Connecticut, named after him. Also Read: 'Last Week Tonight' Calls 'Horses-' on Misuse of 2019 Segment to Push Voter Fraud Claims There is a new episode of “Last Week Tonight” this week, May 9. Oliver is back in his usual time slot at 11 p.m. EST on HBO after brief hiatus at the end of April. In last season’s finale, Oliver also took the opportunity to recap some of his personal highlights from the momentous year of 2020. “We sponsored a marble league, we made stamps to help the Postal Service, we tracked down this magnificent piece of rat erotica,” he began. “I got into a fight with Danbury, Connecticut, which resulted in them naming a sewage plant after me.” He also recapped his yearlong taunting of Oscar-nominated actor Adam Driver, who gamely called in to inquire about “this strange, strange bit that you’ve somehow pulled me into” and then dragged Oliver into offering a very begrudging apology. Also Read: John Oliver Can't Believe He Still Has to Talk About 'This Asshole' Donald Trump (Video) Oliver closed the season finale with a more spectacular bit, getting up from his seat in the “blank void” to reveal a giant stage-set in some remote ravine-like location. As he walked toward the camera and away from the set, we saw that it was in fact shaped like a giant 2020 sign — which he promptly blew up in a fireball. “Let tomorrow be about solutions,” Oliver said to close the show, and the season, and the year. “Today is about vengeance. F— you, 2020. Get f—ed.” Read original story Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week? At TheWrap
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Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 9 (ANI): Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) has clarified that it has proposed to supply 35 lakh litres of Medical Oxygen per day, and not 3.5 lakh litres per day as it had stated earlier, free of cost for Covid patients in dire need in Telugu states. MEIL has made this proposal to the Telangana government.
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Food delivery driver Shashank Singhania has always tried to park in legal spaces in Vancouver and pay the fees when doing his work. But he says it's often challenging to find a parking stall that is close to a client's location. In order to provide quick service, he often has to risk stopping in restricted zones — and possibly being fined as a result. It's a common problem in his line of work, Singhania says — which is why a union is calling on B.C. municipalities to give food delivery workers a free permit that allows them to park in restricted areas for up to 15 minutes. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 1518 (UFCW 1518) has written to the mayors of Vancouver, Victoria, New Westminster, Burnaby and Kelowna, asking them to adopt a short-term parking permit program for drivers who work with food ordering apps such as Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes and DoorDash, it said in a release on April 22. "[Food delivery workers] face significant challenges finding free parking when making deliveries," it said. "The drivers' pay depends on how quickly they can make their deliveries, and expensive parking tickets undercut their already precarious income." Free permit leads to better service Singhania has been delivering part time for six months since losing his full-time job. He says he pays around $20 a week in parking charges and those fees aren't reimbursed by the companies he works for. He says while a parking permit would save delivery workers time and money, it would also improve safety for other road users. "Without having the sword hanging over their heads, I think [the road] would be much safer because [food delivery] people … won't park awkwardly and put other people in danger," Singhania said. "You are basically enabling them to actually provide better service." Vancouver delivery driver Shashank Singhania says a short-term parking permit would save him and his colleagues time and money, and improve road safety.(Submitted by Shashank Singhania) Union president Kim Novak says many app-based food delivery workers aren't members of UFCW 1518, but that doesn't stop the organization — which represents more than 25,000 members working in industries such as hospitality and retail across B.C. — from speaking for them about the issue. "We're trying to…amplify their concerns on their behalf, because we know that it impacts a lot of workers and people who've been driving [with] the app-based employers over these last several months with job loss, or trying to make more money in a very challenging time [during] this pandemic," Novak told Chris Walker, host of CBC's Daybreak South, on Monday. Novak says she hasn't received any response from municipalities. City of Kelowna parking services manager Dave Duncan says several factors need to be considered before granting delivery drivers a short-term parking permit. "It's difficult to really look at one specific group and say, 'What can we do for them?' It really needs to be looked at as a whole to make sure that we're treating everyone equally and being fair," Duncan told CBC's Gurpreet Kambo. Other cities in Canada have also been looking at the issue. The City of Ottawa offers a "business identity card permit" that allows delivery drivers to park in certain restricted zones for up to 15 minutes for $130 annually. And the City of Toronto is considering possible changes to delivery and parking regulations given the increasing number of delivery vehicles on city streets. Tap the link below to hear UFCW 1518 president Kim Novak's interview on Daybreak South:
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NEW YORK — Zach Wilson has been busy working the phones in his first week-plus as the newest quarterback of the New York Jets. Calls, video chats, texts and social media messages have all been part of the playbook for the No. 2 overall draft pick, who is wasting no time making a good first impression on his new teammates. “Talking to him on the phone, I could tell he's like a general just by what he was saying,” said wide receiver Elijah Moore, the Jets' second-round selection. “He's super excited to be here as well. His passion comes out through the phone.” The 21-year-old Wilson understands the task at hand and fully embraces it. He's the blond, blue-eyed face of a franchise thirsting for a return to respectability. “He wants to get to know us,” said guard Alijah Vera-Tucker, the No. 14 overall pick. "Bring us all in and turn this organization around.” The Jets have the NFL's longest active playoff drought at 10 seasons — and their search for a consistently successful quarterback has lasted decades. Many might see Wilson as a saviour. The former BYU star is taking things one step at a time, and for now that means establishing quick rapports with his teammates and coaches. “I feel like that connection with your guys is super important,” Wilson said Saturday before his second rookie minicamp practice. “There's still more guys I want to reach out to, get to know.” Several veteran players, including wide receivers Corey Davis and Denzel Mims, tight end Chris Herndon, centre Connor McGovern, punter Braden Mann and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams already have reached out to Wilson. “It shows these guys care and they want to win and they want to do everything they can,” said Wilson, who plans to organize a get-together for the players in the off-season. “It's been exciting to get to know all these guys by name and start to find the similarities we have.” While Wilson can't work with veterans until later this month, he is getting plenty of time with the rookies this weekend. “I’m ready to put this helmet on," Moore said with a smile, "and I’m just ready to watch him look pretty throwing me balls.” Coach Robert Saleh made it clear to Wilson during a call moments after the Jets selected him last week that it will be the responsibility of the entire team to lift him up — and his teammates — and not the other way around. He has reiterated that to Wilson while also recognizing that all eyes will be on the quarterback from here on out. Saleh thinks Wilson has some innate qualities that will allow him to handle that spotlight and thrive in it. “When you have a love for football, you’re going to do everything you can to help yourself not only get better at it, but you’re going to do everything you can to protect it, which means your off-the-field stuff is going to be right,” Saleh said. “And to have Zach, obviously, your quarterback to have that mindset where he's just always trying to find a way to get better, it’s awesome." Saleh has split rookie camp practices into sessions, with offensive and defensive linemen taking the field in the mornings and skill players going in the afternoons. So, it's a low-key approach as the players acclimate to life in the NFL. As for Wilson, his practice debut on Friday received positive reviews from Saleh. “He did a really nice job," the coach said. "The ball got in and out of his hands very crisp. He was in rhythm, he was on time. Players were running the right routes. The ball was barely on the ground, so it was a very, very good first day for him. Now he's just got to stack it up and get better every day.” That's the priority for Wilson, who is digging into offensive co-ordinator Mike LaFleur's playbook to grasp every aspect. “The littlest details," he said, "are what make the biggest difference.” It would seem a foregone conclusion that Wilson will be the starter in the Jets' season opener in September, especially with no veteran quarterbacks on the roster right now. But he refuses to assume anything, not with so much work ahead of him. “Obviously, that's important, but that's not my focus right now,” Wilson said. “My focus is to learn the offence, keep getting better every single day and do what I can with the guys around me. And I think the rest takes care of itself. "That position has to be earned.” NOTES: Wilson has been wearing the No. 2 during rookie camp and acknowledged he'll “most likely” stick with that jersey number, although he's still thinking about it. He wore No. 1 at BYU. ... Saleh said he spoke to S Marcus Maye, who signed his franchise tag a few weeks ago, before the off-season program began and hopes a long-term contract "happens soon." Saleh added the front office is “working relentlessly” to make that happen. The sides have until July 15 to work out a deal or Maye will play out this year on the tag and become a free agent after the season. ___ More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Dennis Waszak Jr., The Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Israeli police beefed up forces in east Jerusalem and blocked busloads of Muslim pilgrims headed to the Al-Aqsa mosque for the holiest night of Ramadan, threatening to escalate already heightened religious tensions that have unleashed the worst unrest in the holy city in years. Police defended their actions as security moves, but these were seen as provocations by Muslims who accuse Israel of threatening their freedom of worship. Tensions in east Jerusalem, home to the city's most sensitive Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy sites, lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and have triggered major rounds of violence in the past. Police chief Koby Shabtai said he was deploying more police in Jerusalem following a night of heavy clashes on Friday between Palestinians and Israeli police. Israelis and Palestinians were bracing for more violence in the coming days. Saturday night is “Laylat al-Qadr” or the “Night of Destiny,” the most sacred in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Thousands of worshippers were gathered for intense nighttime prayers at Al-Aqsa. “The right to demonstrate will be respected but public disturbances will be met with force and zero tolerance. I call on everyone to act responsibly and with restraint,” Shabtai said. Police reported clashes with Palestinian protesters late Saturday in Jerusalem's Old City, near Al-Aqsa, and in the nearby east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, where dozens of Palestinians are fighting attempts by Israeli settlers to evict them from their homes. Police reported two arrests, and Palestinian medics said two protesters were hospitalized after being beaten by police. Police said one officer was wounded after being struck in the face with a rock. On Sunday evening, Jewish Israelis begin marking “Jerusalem Day,” a national holiday in which Israel celebrates its annexation of east Jerusalem and religious nationalists hold parades and other celebrations in the city. On Monday, an Israeli court is expected to issue a verdict on the planned evictions in Sheikh Jarrah. Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza — territories the Palestinians want for their future state — in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized internationally, and views the entire city as its capital. The Palestinians view east Jerusalem — which includes major holy sites for Jews, Christians and Muslims — as their capital, and its fate is one of the most sensitive issues in the conflict. Earlier Saturday, police stopped more than a dozen buses that were filled with Arab citizens on the main highway heading to Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers. Israel’s public broadcaster Kan said police stopped the buses for a security check. Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travellers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. Kan showed footage of the protesters praying, chanting slogans and marching along the highway toward Jerusalem. The road was reopened several hours later. Ibtasam Maraana, an Arab member of parliament, accused police of a “terrible attack” on freedom of religion. “Police: Remember that they are citizens, not enemies,” she wrote on Twitter. In Friday night's violence, Palestinian medics said more than 200 Palestinians were wounded in clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and elsewhere in Jerusalem. The violence drew condemnations from Israel's Arab allies and calls for calm from the United States and Europe, and prompted the Arab League to schedule an emergency meeting on Monday. Police said 18 officers were injured. Protests broke out at the beginning of Ramadan three weeks ago when Israel restricted gatherings at a popular meeting spot outside Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel removed the restrictions, briefly calming the situation, but protests have reignited in recent days over the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in east Jerusalem, which is claimed by both sides in their decades-old conflict. Other recent developments, including the cancellation of Palestinian elections, deadly violence in which a Palestinian teenager, two Palestinian gunmen and a young Israeli man were killed in separate incidents in the West Bank, and the election to Israel's parliament of a far-right Jewish nationalist party, also have contributed to the tense atmosphere. One right-wing lawmaker, Itamar Ben-Gvir, briefly set up an outdoor “office” in the heart of a Palestinian neighbourhood last week, infuriating local residents. The Al-Aqsa mosque compound is the third holiest site in Islam. It is also the holiest site for Jews, who refer to it as the Temple Mount because it was the location of the biblical temples. It has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and was the epicenter of the 2000 Palestinian intifada, or uprising. In recent days, protests have grown over Israel's threatened eviction in Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem of dozens of Palestinians embroiled in a long legal battle with Israeli settlers trying to acquire property in the neighbourhood. The United States said it was “deeply concerned” about both the violence and the threatened evictions, and was in contact with leaders on both sides to try and de-escalate tensions. “It is critical to avoid steps that exacerbate tensions or take us farther away from peace,” the U.S. State Department said. “This includes evictions in East Jerusalem, settlement activity, home demolitions, and acts of terrorism.” The European Union also urged calm and expressed concern about the potential evictions. Egypt and Jordan, which made peace with Israel decades ago, condemned its actions, as did the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, which was one of four Arab countries that signed U.S.-brokered normalization agreements with Israel last year. In a call to Palestine TV late Friday, President Mahmoud Abbas praised the “courageous stand” of the protesters and said Israel bore full responsibility for the violence. Abbas last week postponed planned parliamentary elections, citing Israeli restrictions in east Jerusalem for the delay. Israel's Foreign Ministry had earlier accused the Palestinians of seizing on the threatened evictions, which it described as a “real-estate dispute between private parties,” in order to incite violence. Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and opposes Israel's existence, has called for a new intifada. Protest groups affiliated with Hamas said they would resume demonstrations and the launching of incendiary balloons along the heavily-guarded Gaza frontier. Israeli media said the army sent additional troops to the area in response. Hamas has largely curtailed such actions over the past two years as part of an informal cease-fire that now appears to be fraying. In an interview with a Hamas-run TV station, the group's top leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to “play with fire” in Jerusalem. “Neither you, nor your army and police, can win this battle,” he said. ___ Akram reported from Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Josef Federman And Fares Akram, The Associated Press
Aryna Sabalenka was in ominous form as she overpowered world number one Ash Barty 6-0 3-6 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Saturday. On a windy day in Madrid, Sabalenka's first set shotmaking was nothing short of sensational as she combined her trademark big hits from the baseline with deft dropshots to leave the Australian reeling, serving it out inside 25 minutes. The world number seven had not dropped a set coming into the final and after threatening to run away with the title, Barty finally broke her momentum by breaking in the first game of the second set.
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Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has been sacked from her role as chairman and national campaign coordinator after the party’s poor showing in the Super Thursday elections, according to reports. Labour received a drubbing in the local elections, losing control of a host of councils and suffering defeat at the hands of Boris Johnson’s Conservatives in the Hartlepoolby-election – the first time the constituency has gone blue since its inception in the 1970s. The sacking signals cracks at the top of the party, with rows over who was to blame for the election strategy.
New Delhi [India], May 9 (ANI): In order to provide seamless transportation of medical oxygen, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Saturday announced exempting tankers and containers carrying liquid medical oxygen (LMO) from user fee at toll plazas across national highways.
Chandigarh, (Punjab) [India], May 9 (ANI): While pointing out that there was no question of sabotaging the farmer's agitation against the farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that no violation of the weekend lockdown and other restrictions in the state could be allowed at any cost, given the current grim situation.
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Lloyd Price, who soared to the top of the charts with the 1950s hits Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Personality and Stagger Lee, died Monday in New Orleans. He was 88 and no cause was given by his manager, who confirmed the death. Price was discovered at age 19 by legendary New Orleans producer and Rock and […]
A 26-year-old driver admitted on Friday to killing three passengers and fleeing the scene after he crashed his car into a Starbucks going up to triple the speed limit last July. Oscar Benjumea pleaded guilty to three counts of dangerous driving causing the death of Emma MacArthur, Georgia Donovan and Faisal Yousef. He also admitted to fleeing the scene, failing to help any of the passengers. Just after 2 a.m. on July 3, 2020, Benjumea was in his Audi RS5 with the three passengers speeding down Calgary Trail Road, according to an agreed statement of facts. He was driving as fast as 186 km/h in a 60km/h zone. Benjumea lost control of the car, slid across the road and hit a curb. The car went airborne and smashed into a Starbucks. All three passengers were killed instantly by the force of the crash. About four minutes later, Benjumea was pulled from the car, although the agreed statement of facts does not say by whom. He fled the scene on foot walking southbound. Police arrested him at his home in southwest Edmonton — about 13 kilometres from the crash site —10 hours later. He was taken to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Benjumea will face a sentencing hearing at a later date in the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton.
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