Posts Tagged ‘raise’

Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s ultra-conservative inklings raise eyebrows

Widely seen as a populist with ultra-conservative inklings, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan increasingly appears to reinforce widespread traditionalist attitudes that reject religious tolerance as well as the rights of women and minorities. In doing so, Mr. Khan is aligning Pakistan in religious and social terms closer to Turkey than his country’s traditional allies, Saudi […]

Experts Raise Fears Of Autumn Lockdown In UK

It looks like the long awaited ‘freedom’in the UK is only set to last a matter of weeks as Government scientists warn that restrictions may need to return. Nearly all the remaining restrictions in England are to be lifted on July 19 Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced. However, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies […]

Texas power companies remotely raise temperatures on people using their smart thermostats

Power companies in Texas are remotely raising temperatures inside of some customers’ homes amid the state’s ongoing energy shortage. Houston resident Brandon English, whose home has an internet-connected smart thermostat installed, was shocked to learn of the practice after his wife and infant daughter “woke up sweating.” Speaking with KHOU 11, English stated that despite his […]

Army goes woke? | US military whistleblowers raise concerns about ‘racial studies and training’

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Joe Biden’s Labor Crisis Causes Chipotle to Raise Menu Prices

Fast-food burrito chain Chipotle will raise menu prices to cover the rising cost of labor to attract Americans back to work after the Democrats continued with extra-generous jobless benefits, the company announced Tuesday. Executives will raise menu prices by about 4 percent to cover the cost of the increased employee wages, the New York Times reported. […]

Israel, Don’t Raise the Roof Beams High as you “Resettle” Lifta; its Owners will Return

Taken from slides in “Reconstruction of Memory — Lifta — 2007” by Malkit Shoshan The latest crisis in Palestine cannot be set aside as another passing episode in Israel’s forever war against the Palestinian people. We are now witnessing shocks within Israel behind the Green Line, something that Israel had hitherto been able to contain. In the process, it pretended, […]

Biden Unveils $6 Trillion Budget That Will Raise Federal Spending To Highest Post-WW2 Level

US stock futures soared Thursday morning as President Biden unveiled his first federal budget, which calls for the government to spend $6 trillion in the 2022 fiscal year, with total annual spending set to increase to $8.2 trillion by 2031. Stocks initially kneejerked higher, then retreated on the headlines reporting the proposed budget, which Biden can […]

Indian variant fears raise questions over easing of restrictions in England

In the UK, the alarming spread of the Indian variant of coronavirus is calling into question the further easing of lockdown measures. A total lifting of restrictions in England is pencilled in for June 21. But the number of confirmed cases of the strain hit more than 3,400 on Thursday, a rise of 2,000 in […]

Put On Purple Day…Raise Lupus Awareness on May 21st

By Matthew Scelza Maggi Knapp, Giving Back to Others on POP Day Like so many other people with lupus, Maggi Knapp spent months searching for an answer to what made her joints hurt so much that she couldn’t stand.  Maggi was shuttled from doctor to doctor by her mother, with each visit leading to more […]

Sheikh Jarrah resident: ‘We don’t raise our children to hate. It’s reality that promotes hatred’

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13-Year-Old Uses B’nai Mitzvah Project to Raise Over $5K for PATH

Ethan, whose Bar Mitzvah was supposed to be in December 2020, devoted his entire B’nai Mitzvah project to raising money and amplifying awareness for the non-profit organization. In eight months, he raised over $5,000 for PATH, money that became essential for helping people on the street when the pandemic hit. Torres, along with PATH, provides […]

Swedish Feminists Raise Funds for Women Convicted or Fined of FALSE Rape Accusations

Home » Crimes, Europe, Immorality, Social » Swedish Feminists Raise Funds for Women Convicted or Fined of FALSE Rape Accusations     Following the MeToo campaign against harassment, a number of women behind the various allegations of sexual misconduct were convicted of libel. The newly-started fund aims to pay their damages, regardless of whether their […]

German Jews raise $40,000 for Halle kebab shop targeted in deadly attack

(JTA) — Jewish students in Germany have raised more than $40,000 to help the owner of the kebab shop in Halle that was attacked after a neo-Nazi gunman was unable to enter a nearby synagogue. The Jewish Student Union Germany started a GoFundMe campaign last year to assist Ismet Tekin, who owns the shop with […]

Fiverr to raise $700 million in New York share sale after value surge

Israeli tech firm Fiverr International Ltd., which connects businesses with freelancers, has filed a preliminary prospectus with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to raise $700 million through a share sale, taking advantage of the rise in its price on the New York Stock exchange to raise more money. Fiverr also intends to grant the […]

‘It should be easier to raise minimum wage than to drop bombs on Syria’: Progressives fume at Biden

The contrast between the procedural difficulty of pushing a modest pay increase for millions of workers through the Senate and the relative ease with which President Joe Biden—without congressional approval—launched a deadly bombing campaign in Syria late Thursday was the subject of much discussion and outrage as the president’s lethal operation overseas coincided almost simultaneously […]

Jayapal: Senate Dems Should Overrule Parliamentarian if Needed to Raise Minimum Wage

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) stated that if the Senate parliamentarian votes that a minimum wage increase cannot be passed via budget reconciliation, Senate Democrats should vote to overrule the parliamentarian. Host Rachel Maddow asked Jayapal if she thinks “Democrats in the Senate should use […]

Tel Aviv street art aims to raise awareness of ‘chained’ women

“Orly, 41, an agunah for 13 years.” “Rivka, 41, an agunah for 17.5 years.” The black posters with images of a woman’s chained hands and personal details of each agunah — a woman being denied a Jewish writ of divorce by her husband — were plastered around south Tel Aviv on Tuesday by a group […]

Iran’s Rulers Close Ranks, Raise Pressure on Biden to Lift Sanctions

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. Photo: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo. An Iranian state newspaper, taking aim at hardline lawmakers’ intervention in Tehran’s nuclear row with the West, warned on Tuesday that overly radical actions may lead to Iran‘s isolation after a new law ended snap inspections by UN […]

Yemen’s Houthis Raise Stakes in Marib ‘Blood Bath’, Sources Say

Honor guards carry coffins of Houthi fighters killed in recent fighting against government forces in Yemen’s oil-rich province of Marib, during a funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen February 20, 2021. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah/File Photo Hundreds of fighters have been killed in a weeks-long Houthi offensive on the Yemeni region of Marib, military sources and a local […]

New Variants Raise Worry About COVID-19 Virus Reinfections

Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time, new research suggests. How long immunity lasts from natural infection is one of the big […]

The Proud Boys are Using a Christian Crowdfunding Site to Raise Money for Legal Expenses

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection—a day that saw a mob of Donald Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election—several members of the far-right, neo-fascist hate group known as The Proud Boys were arrested in connection to the Capitol breach. Faced with […]

Church Community Helps Pastor Raise $10,000 for Heart Transplant

In Georgia, a church community helped its pastor raise more than $10,000 for a heart transplant in a now-viral giving campaign. Pastor Tony Fraley has served in his ministry for more than 40 years and has served as pastor of Vaughn Chapel Baptist Church in Milledgeville, Georgia, for the past 13 years. He is now looking […]

Bernie Sanders’ mittens, memes help raise $1.8M for charity

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It’s my birthday today, and I am happy to be able to raise a glass to Joe Biden

T his week marks two world-changing events happening the US: Joe Biden’s inauguration as 46th president of the United States, and my birthday. In both cases, people will gather at a social distance and toast the end of a terrible year. In Biden’s case, there might be a little more security. It’s strange having a […]

If you want the jab, raise your Hans: German vaccine officials left with no choice but to guess people’s ages from their names

German privacy law is rigorous. Forced to improvise, officials in one state sent letters to people with old-sounding names, in the hopes of inviting them to get vaccinated. The German state of Lower Saxony began vaccinating citizens against Covid-19 at the end of December, with priority given to the elderly and vulnerable. People over the […]

Mexican President AMLO to Raise Tech Censorship Issue at G20 as Global Backlash Intensifies

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is mounting a campaign against Big Tech’s political interference as global backlash against Silicon Valley over the censorship of President Donald Trump intensifies. The Mexican president, a socialist, is emerging as one of Big Tech’s most vocal critics on the world stage following the mass-banning of President Trump […]

Ship Insurers Primed to Raise Rates After Red Sea Attacks

A tanker ship crosses the Gulf of Suez towards the Red Sea before entering the Suez Canal, in El Ain El Sokhna in Suez, Egypt, September 25, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh. Insurers are set to raise the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Red Sea after a series of incidents that […]

Protesters in Minneapolis Raise Somali Flag After Police Kill Suspected Felon

    Black Lives Matter and Muslim organizations led a protest in Minneapolis, Minnesota against the police shooting of a suspected gun felon who shot first. The protesters hoisted a Somali flag over a building at one point. Hundreds of protesters marched in the city on Sunday, in a demonstration organized by ‘Black Lives Matter’ […]

Jewish orgs. urge House to pass bill to raise status of antisemitism envoy

WASHINGTON – With 10 days until the 116th Congress dissolves, Jewish organizations are urging the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would elevate the State Department’s envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism to the rank of ambassador.Last week, the US Senate passed the bipartisan Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism Act. The legislation […]

Tokyo bikers club in Santa outfits ride through city to raise awareness of violence against children (PHOTOS)

Bikers from the ‘Harley Santa Club’ rode their motorcycles in the Japanese capital to raise awareness of child abuse and deliver toys to orphans. This year the usually large event was reduced to about 100 participants, many wearing masks, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The parade was followed by a toy run to donate toys […]

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