Posts Tagged ‘local’

Local Activists Call Attention To Housing Rights

Above photo: Amy Cooper speaks with attorney Jamie Paulen at a tenant’s rights demonstration on Wednesday. Dean-Paul Stephens. Graham, North Carolina – Amy Cooper said she and a handful of other activists came together at Court Square in Graham on Wednesday for an event touting tenants’ rights while decrying evictions. “A lot of landlords take […]

The “Local Colour” of Scotland’s Myths and Legends

By Donald Alexander MackenzieFrom Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend [1917] The myths and legends of Scotland are full of what is called “local colour”. They afford us not only glimpses of ancient times and of old habits of thought and life, but also of the country itself at different times of the year. […]

Warner: COVID Relief Bill Isn’t Enough, Didn’t Have $2,000 Checks or State and Local Funding

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said that the coronavirus relief package that was recently passed isn’t enough, and specifically mentioned the lack of state and local funding and $2,000 relief payments as shortcomings in the bill. Warner said the coronavirus relief package “is a start. But it’s not the end of […]

Project to support ecotourism, local communities in Gwadar Bay

TEHRAN – A new initiative seeks to expand ecotourism and consequently to empower local communities across Gwadar Bay, which is home to wetlands and pristine natural landscapes. “A community-based ecotourism project is ready to be implemented across Gwadar Bay to empower local communities in a way they enjoy the economic benefits generated from tourism activities,” […]

“It’s Racist”: Nieman Journalism Lab Calls For Media to Stop Covering Local Crime Stories

By Chris Menahan News outlets should “defund the crime beat” to fight racism, according to Nieman Journalism Lab, a leftist think tank which tells journos what to do. From Nieman Journalism Lab, “Defund the crime beat”: Let’s be honest: Crime coverage is terrible. It’s racist, classist, fear-based clickbait masking as journalism. It creates lasting harm […]

Pennsylvania Man, Local Businesses Launch Back the Blue Campaign: ‘It’s Our Turn to Be There for Them’

A man in DuBois, Pennsylvania, and several local businesses recently started a “Back the Blue” campaign to show support for local law enforcement officers. “Ultimately, I’m just so fed up with all of the talk going on nationally about defunding the police,” said resident Nick Suplizio, who came up with the idea to sell pro-police t-shirts […]

Hungary plans fast-track local approval for Chinese COVID vaccine

Hungary will seek emergency domestic approval of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine rather than waiting as normal for a review by the EU’s European Medicines Agency (EMA), Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on his Facebook page.”The safety of the vaccine is not a political or ideological question, but a professional one,” he said. “If the experts […]

Australia Abandons Local COVID-19 Vaccine After False Positive HIV Results

Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in Australia and biotech firm CSL have been scrapped after participants returned false-positive HIV test results in phase one of the trial. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday announced the government made the decision after receiving scientific advice.  “The University of Queensland […]

BLM Revolt: Local Chapters Want Answers on Finances, Transparency from National Leaders

Leaders of several local Black Lives Matter chapters around the U.S. said in an undated online statement that they want transparency about finances and other operations of the national group, Black Lives Matter Global Network. The statement begins with questions about changes in the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, including the appointment of Patrisse […]

Monolith vanishes from Romania and Utah – alien action or local pranks?

A shiny metal monolith vanished on Tuesday from Romania’s mountainous Neamt county, four days after its sudden appearance close to an ancient Dacian fortress sparked speculation it may be related to a mystery structure seen in the United States. A similar alien-looking pillar, was spotted in a Utah desert in the United States about two […]

Cartel Gunmen Kill Local Police Chief in Mexican Border State

Cartel gunmen from a faction of Los Zetas reportedly used an armored truck to ambush and kill a town police chief and one of his aides 40 miles south of the Texas border. The chief suffered several attacks from organized crime in the past. On Tuesday, gunmen from Tropa del Infierno with the Cartel Del […]

A belated marriage: Israeli tech discovers the local stock market

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TURKISH RISK INVESTMENTS IN LOCAL CONFLICTS AND PROSPECTS OF ARMENIAN COUNTER-OFFENSIVE IN KARABAKH

South Front [embedded content] In early November, the Azerbaijani-Turkish advance in the directions of the Lachin corridor and the town of Shusha in the Nagorno-Karabakh region slowed down. The main factors are the fierce resistance of Armenian forces, the complicated terrain, deteriorating weather conditions and overextended communications that run through recently captured territories, where Armenian […]

Local History Enthusiasts Discover Oldest Medieval Scottish Bridge

A lost medieval bridge, dating back to the 1300s, has been discovered submerged beneath the whiskey-tinted waters of Scotland’s River Teviot. The cities, towns and villages of Middle Age Europe were built around harbors, rivers and canals. If you look at a map of Britain and Ireland, notice the number of major population centers built […]

Norwegian Police Apologize for Ordering Local to Take Down Offensive Drawings He Put Up In Defense of Free Speech

    Norwegian police have admitted they were wrong in asking a local man to tear down cartoons of Prophet Mohammed which he had hung around the town in response to the gruesome murder of a teacher in France. A man in his 40s, who wished to remain anonymous, printed out cartoons of Prophet Mohammed […]

Defying cabinet, Israel’s local governments devise their own solutions for opening schools

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Saving Local Newspapers Squeezed By Hedge Funds

Above photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images. A Replanting Strategy. Hundreds of newspapers are languishing in the hands of hedge funds and chains. It’s time to replant them with community nonprofit groups and mission-driven owners. Download this white paper as a pdf The conversation about the crisis in local news has tended to focus on two solutions: […]

Local NGOs rally to rebuild Beirut in wake of port explosion

Lebanon’s political instability, failing economy, and the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Lebanese pound to lose 80% of its value, since August, according to the Associated Press. Many Lebanese nationals have turned to real estate during this time of crisis, in a bid to safeguard their money. According to Bank Audi, […]

Coronavirus: France, Spain, and UK set to introduce new local measures amid surge in cases

European countries have rolled out new restrictions as the World Health Organisation (WHO) said global COVID-19 cases had surpassed 30 million. Authorities in France and the UK are both to introduce new measures to combat the spread of the virus, as cases in the counties continue to climb, while Spain is also set to announce […]

French local mayors facing wave of violence, says association

France has seen increasing assaults on its local mayors in 2020, an association representing them has warned. Five “violent attacks” have been carried out on municipal officials in the country since the start of July, the Association of Mayors in France (AMF) said. As many as 233 acts of aggression have already been recorded up […]

French local mayors facing wave of violence, says association

France has seen increasing assaults on its local mayors in 2020, an association representing them has warned. Five “violent attacks” have been carried out on municipal officials in the country since the start of July, the Association of Mayors in France (AMF) said. As many as 233 acts of aggression have already been recorded up […]

Water supply to this small Syrian town is more than just another local power struggle

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Feds Step in to Prosecute Criminal Rioters in Portland as Local DA Stands Down

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will prosecute 74 people for crimes committed during violent protests that have occurred nightly in Portland, Oregon, since May 29. The press release for the announcement said: On many nights, after peaceful demonstrations end, various public and private buildings have been the target of vandalism and […]

Muslim Fulani Attacks in Nigeria Displace Local Missionaries

Photo Credit: Ovinuchi Ejiohuo Unsplash (Christian Aid Mission) — The slaughter of Christian men, women and children by Muslim Fulani herdsmen in north-central Nigeria accelerated in recent weeks to unprecedented levels, with a three-day series of assaults displacing five native missionaries and their families, the leader of a native ministry said. The local missionaries and […]

Antifascists Are Facing Off Against The Far-Right, Backed By Local Cops

Above photo: Fascists v. anti-fascists in Sunland-Tujunga in the San Fernando Valley, CA from Twitter. Every Friday in Sunland-Tujunga, a small neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, just 15 minutes from Downtown LA, a group of violent far-Right Trump supporters meets under the guise of rallying in support of […]

Local Officials in Nepal Order Halt to Construction of Church Building

(Morning Star News) – Municipal officials in Nepal ordered a church to stop construction of a worship hall after local Hindus objected to it, sources said. Some of the area Hindus had threatened relatives who became Christians after pastor Manish Bohra began proclaiming Christ in Galkot in January. When a small church began that outgrew […]

Cher Desperately Wants To Volunteer At Her Local Post Office

Cher has started looking into the possibility of volunteering at her local United States Post Office. She actually seems quite desperate to volunteer with the USPS The left wing pop star even catalogued her actions in a series of tweets, in which she asked her 3.8 million Twitter followers if volunteering at the USPS was […]

Birmingham, the UK’s second city, could be heading towards a local lockdown

Birmingham residents have been warned that the UK’s second-largest city could be heading towards a local lockdown if steps aren’t taken now to “halt the spread” of coronavirus cases. It comes after a sharp rise in the number of coronavirus cases from 13.8 per 100,000 people on August 14 to the mid to high 20s […]

Local Media Recommends Parents Lie, Trick Children into Wearing Face Mask

A local ABC affiliate released a list of tips for deceiving pre-school children into wearing COVID-19 face masks, despite kids being in the lowest risk age group. The list of recommendations, provided to KVUE by Texas Children’s Hospital pediatrician Dr. Matthew Wilber, comes as children across the country are set to go back to school […]

Ireland orders multiple local lockdowns to stem ‘merciless and unrelentless’ coronavirus

Ireland has announced new restrictions in three regions amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. Prime minister Micheal Martin said this will apply to the counties of Kildare, Laois and Offaly, in response to a “deep and urgent threat.” The restrictions came into force on Saturday and are set to last for two weeks. “I understand […]

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