Joseph Minarik, The Conference Board Chief Policy Economist & Former OMB Chief Economist, joins Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman to break down the latest out of Jerome Powell and Steven Mnuchin’s testimony on Capitol Hill.
Joseph Minarik, The Conference Board Chief Policy Economist & Former OMB Chief Economist, joins Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman to break down the latest out of Jerome Powell and Steven Mnuchin’s testimony on Capitol Hill.
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Stop & Shop’s Registered Dietitians and Pharmacists Will Host Webinars, Nutrition Consultations and More Throughout NovemberQUINCY, Mass., Oct. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With more than 10% of residents across the Northeast living with diabetes, Stop & Shop will host a month-long webinar series highlighting National Diabetes Awareness Month this November. The series, hosted by Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners and Pharmacy, is designed to educate participants, providing them with the skills and information they need to make healthy lifestyle adjustments for managing the disease. Each weekly November webinar will focus on a topic that will support, educate and empower those living with diabetes. Weekly topics include: * November 2 - Diabetes overview * November 9 - Diabetes nutrition * November 16 - Diabetes management with insights from diabetes care pharmacists * November 23 - Diabetes Q&A panel discussionAttendees will receive a free virtual nutrition consultation session with one of Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners, as well as a digital diabetes resource guide that offers shopping tips, diabetes-friendly recipes, educational handouts and more. Stop & Shop pharmacists will also be available for free virtual consultations, which will provide participants with a well-rounded and personalized experience.“Stop & Shop is invested in providing the communities we serve with educational resources to live better lives everyday, and we’re proud to offer additional services this November to help those living with diabetes to better understand their nutritional needs for the management and prevention of the disease,” shares Allison Delaney, MS, RD, LDN, Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners Lead. “With access to virtual webinars, customers have the ability to educate themselves when it’s most convenient for them. We look forward to providing the community with this valuable information and helping them address their nutrition concerns and create achievable goals in their everyday lives.”“Like Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners, the pharmacy team is committed to supporting our customers’ health and wellness,” shares Brittany Orlando, Clinical Pharmacist with Stop & Shop Pharmacy. “Our customers can learn more about living with diabetes every day as nearly all of our more than 250 Stop & Shop pharmacy locations are staffed with a diabetes care pharmacist. Patients living with diabetes need to be particularly conscientious this year as COVID-19 continues to impact our communities. Flu shots are especially important for those with diabetes, and we’re proud to offer this service and work to help keep our communities healthy and safe. Whether customers need a medication review or would like guidance on how to use their blood glucose meter, we look forward to supporting them in their health journey.”The diabetes-focused program is an extension of Stop & Shop’s Wellness Wednesdays, an on-going virtual series where Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners share their favorite health tips and recipes. For more information on Stop & Shop’s Nutrition Partners programs, or to sign up for a free webinar, please visit www.stopandshop.com/nutrition and click on “events,” or email email@example.com. Or to find a local pharmacy for a diabetes consultation, medication or vaccination, visit stopandshop.com/pharmacy.About Stop & Shop: A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, today’s Stop & Shop is refreshed, reenergized and inspired, delivering new conveniences for customers. Committed to helping its communities enjoy better food and better lives, Stop & Shop has a longstanding history of giving back to the neighborhoods it serves with a focus on fighting hunger and pediatric cancer care and research. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs nearly 60,000 associates and operates over 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.Media Contact: Maura O'Brien Manager, External Communications & Community Relations, Stop & Shop firstname.lastname@example.org
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New Delhi [India], October 27 (ANI): Mayors of all the three municipal corporations, who were protesting outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, ended their day-long protest after meeting with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday.
The mother of Austin Tice, a freelance journalist and former U.S. Marine officer who disappeared while reporting in Syria in 2012, on Monday accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of undermining efforts to free her son. In a statement released ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. election, Debra Tice appeared to be trying to play Pompeo off against U.S. President Donald Trump, who has stressed his desire to bring home Tice and other U.S. citizens detained abroad. "Unfortunately for Austin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is undermining the President's crucial outreach, refusing any form of direct diplomatic engagement with the Syrian government," she said.
WASHINGTON -- At least nine times since April, the Supreme Court has issued rulings in election disputes. Or perhaps "rulings" is too generous a word for those unsigned orders, which addressed matters as consequential as absentee voting during the pandemic in Alabama, South Carolina and Texas; and the potential disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of people with felony convictions in Florida.Most of the orders, issued on what scholars call the court's "shadow docket," did not bother to supply even a whisper of reasoning."This idea of unexplained, unreasoned court orders seems so contrary to what courts are supposed to be all about," said Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a law professor at Harvard. "If courts don't have to defend their decisions, then they're just acts of will, of power. They're not even pretending to be legal decisions."The orders were responses to emergency applications, and they were issued quickly, without full briefing or oral arguments (hence the "shadow docket").Compare the shadow docket with the court's regular docket, the one with real briefs, arguments and elaborate signed opinions. On that docket -- the "merits docket" -- the court ordinarily agrees to hear about 1% of the petitions asking it to intercede. In its last term, it decided just 53 merits cases.If the court is going to treat emergency applications with something like equal care, it might consider explaining what it is doing. Explaining, Judge Frank H. Easterbrook wrote in 2000, is what distinguishes judges from politicians."The political branches of government claim legitimacy by election, judges by reason," he wrote. "Any step that withdraws an element of the judicial process from public view makes the ensuing decision look more like fiat, which requires compelling justification." Terse rulings on emergency applications are not new. But "the shadow docket has truly exploded in the last few years," Stephen I. Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas, wrote on Scotusblog last week.The Trump administration has been a major contributor to the trend, Vladeck wrote, having filed 36 emergency applications in its first 3 1/2 years. By contrast, the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama filed just eight such applications over 16 years.More recently, emergency applications in voting cases have spiked. Lower courts have struggled to make sense of the court's orders, which are something less than precedents but nonetheless cannot be ignored by responsible judges.Is it possible to trace some themes in the court's election orders? Sure.One is that Republicans tend to win. Another, as Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote in a concurring opinion this month, speaking only for himself, is that "federal courts ordinarily should not alter state election rules in the period close to an election."He cited the 2006 ruling that has come to stand for that proposition, Purcell v. Gonzalez. Or perhaps "ruling" is too generous a word, as Purcell itself was an unsigned, cryptic, tentative and equivocal product of the court's shadow docket. It has given rise to a "shadow doctrine," Stephanopoulos wrote last month in an essay on Take Care, a legal blog.The Purcell case concerned an Arizona voter ID law. A trial judge refused to block it, but, about a month before the 2006 general election, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an injunction forbidding state officials to enforce it.The Supreme Court, ironically in light of where its own practices were heading, criticized the 9th Circuit for offering "no explanation or justification for its order," and it let the election proceed with the voter ID law in force.The passage in the Purcell ruling that has been boiled down to the shadow doctrine of a near-categorical bar on late-breaking adjustments to state election procedures by federal courts was three sentences long. It was not at all clear, but it suggested that judges should balance competing interests and use judgment."Faced with an application to enjoin operation of voter identification procedures just weeks before an election, the Court of Appeals was required to weigh, in addition to the harms attendant upon issuance or nonissuance of an injunction, considerations specific to election cases and its own institutional procedures," the unsigned opinion said. "Court orders affecting elections, especially conflicting orders, can themselves result in voter confusion and consequent incentive to remain away from the polls. As an election draws closer, that risk will increase."In an influential 2016 law review article, Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, coined a phrase for the way the passage has been caricatured, calling it "the Purcell principle.""The Purcell principle," he wrote, is "the idea that courts should not issue orders which change election rules in the period just before the election."Stephanopoulos said the Purcell order did not support the Purcell principle. "It's weird and indefensible to make Purcell a categorical rule against late-breaking judicial intervention," he said. "No one can read Purcell itself and think it created the doctrine that it now has been transformed into by the Supreme Court."In his article, Hasen proposed a partial solution: The court should give reasons for its election rulings. If time is very short, he wrote, the justices can rule first and supply their reasoning later. (Last year, in a death penalty case, five justices explained their thinking six weeks after the court granted a stay of execution.)Hasen gave three reasons for giving reasons."Reasons will help lower courts use the right standards in election cases, rather than having to try to read tea leaves from unexplained court orders," he wrote. They will "bolster the legitimacy of the court in the eyes of the public, something especially important in controversial cases, such as election cases." And they "may also discipline justices into deciding similar cases alike, regardless of the identity of the parties."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company
Nottingham and Warrington will join Liverpool City Region, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Yorkshire in Tier 3 this week.
French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system is coming under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate. French health ministry data showed that France now has a total of 17,784 coronavirus patients in its hospitals, compared to a high of 32,292 on April 14.
DETROIT — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The last time the district was fully in charge was in 2009, before a series of state-appointed emergency managers were installed with a directive to fix a district neck-deep in red ink and whose students routinely scored at or near the bottom on standardized tests. The Detroit Financial Review Commission voted unanimously to grant waivers from oversight for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, which is in charge of educating students and other school operations, and Detroit Public Schools, which was tasked with paying off long-term debt. The waivers are in place through Dec. 31, 2021, when the Detroit Financial Review Commission will revisit the district’s finances. “I do appreciate how everyone was committed to this process and gave us a chance and an opportunity to show we could do it,” district Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told the commission after the waivers were granted. Vitti was appointed in 2017. Commission member Ron Rose on Monday praised Vitti's work in helping turn things around. “Things were such a mess when we started that I never thought this day would come, certainly not as quickly as it has,” Rose said. Michigan deemed Detroit schools to be high-risk after the federal government in 2008 raised questions about $53 million in spending. In recent years, control slowly was returned to the school board and district superintendent. In 2013, the state Education Department dropped its “high-risk status” for the district and eased some financial oversight which gave the district more discretion over its spending, and the state no longer had to approve its improvement plan. Enrolment in Detroit has dropped by more than 100,000 since 1993 when it served about 183,000 students. The plummeting enrolment meant a loss of millions of dollars in state per-pupil funding and mirrored the city's massive population decline. Detroit had about one million people in 1990. Now that number is about 680,000. The city lost about a quarter-million people between 2000 and 2010. Corey Williams, The Associated Press
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Maybe it’s just us, but at a certain tipping point approximately 1.5 months ago, we began to miss dressing up — sorely. Luckily, the highly anticipated collaboration between The Vampire’s Wife and H&M is here with a major dose of the glamour and drama we’ve been longing for. The tightly edited collection, which has already sold out online but is still available in stores, contains a dreamy, feminine range of ruffly, beribboned, wing-sleeved pieces, all under $70. Ahead, we’ve put together four spooky/kooky looks that make the most of the range’s powerful silhouettes and dark elegance. Together, a floor-sweeping openwork gown, fingerless lace gloves, and rich-widow sunglasses inspire shock and awe — and convey a thematically appropriate witchy spirit, pitch-perfect on the spookiest night of the year, if you’re so inclined. We’re going to level with you: getting your mitts on this collaboration won’t be a walk in the park. But if you have got speedy clicking fingers, why not enjoy the spoils of your labor? Be an unabashed fan by wearing a branded T-shirt, ruffled collar, and lace-print tote all at once. What to wear, if you, like this editor, are celebrating another turn around the sun soon? Our answer: “creative black tie,” with a matching minidress and bow-closure cape in shimmery lace, and a charm to ward off the evil eye. For feeling your own power with an added dose of good luck, we’ve paired a sharp-shouldered dress and heaps of amulets, including nazars, ladybugs, and a miniature envelope for holding love letters, affirmations, etc. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
LOS ANGELES — California's financially battered restaurants filed government claims Monday to recover more than $100 million in fees for liquor and health permits and tourism charges that they say were assessed even though their businesses were shuttered or only partially operating under long-running coronavirus orders.Few industries have been hit as hard during the pandemic as restaurants, which in California were ordered closed, reopened, closed for a second time and then allowed to welcome customers again, though with restrictions.Those rules vary in the state's 58 counties and have limited some eateries to takeout and delivery service or outdoor-only dining. Thousands of restaurants have closed permanently.Owners say one thing has remained constant amid the turmoil. State and county governments have continued to charge fees for liquor licenses, health permits and tourism assessments — even though the restaurants were closed down by government orders or permitted to operate with limited capacity and dining.The owners contend they have been being unjustly punished for following the law and are being charged for permits they can't use.“The irony is, they did what they were told and the very entity that told them to close is keeping these fees,” said attorney Brian Kabateck, who is representing restaurants that filed claims against the state and against Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Diego and Monterey counties,.Additional claims will be filed in coming days for restaurants in San Francisco and in Fresno and Placer counties. The move is supported by the California Restaurant Association.“Somebody has to tell them this is wrong and to return the money,” Kabateck said.Kabateck estimated the fees could exceed $100 million statewide.A government claim, filed for individual restaurants and on behalf of other businesses in the sector, is a required initial step before filing a class-action lawsuit against government agencies in California. Officials have 45 days to respond.Walter Schild, who owns the 33 Taps Hollywood gastropub in Los Angeles, said he pays about $7,000 annually in government fees beside property taxes — ranging from his liquor license to a levy on his valet service.He's said he's been unable to get the fees reduced or delayed and is now being charged with late fees of up to 50% for failing to pay, even though the restaurant has been closed for all but about a month since mid-March.With the restaurant closed, Schild has no income. He was recently forced to shutter another restaurant southeast of Los Angeles in Orange County because of the financial strain and laid off 30 employees.The Hollywood restaurant lost money when he attempted takeout and delivery, and the lack of tourists gutted what would be the eatery's usual customer base."We have been pleading with our legislators for fee relief," Schild said. “It's been tough.”The restaurant association previously urged Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to hold a special session of the Legislature to work on an aid package for their businesses.Under state rules, counties with the highest infection rates are limited to outdoor dining only, along with takeout and delivery.If those rates improve, restaurants can operate with 25% capacity indoors or 100 patrons, whichever is fewer. Even under the least restrictive rules, indoor capacity can only reach 50%.Industry officials have said the rules will doom many more restaurants. California has nearly 60,000 restaurants that employ approximately 1.5 million workers.“Even when the restrictions are lifted, the devastating impact on the restaurant industry will extend for years,” Jot Condie, who heads the restaurant association, said in a statement. “Easing fees would help enable establishments to stay open and keep vulnerable workers employed.”Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press
Protesters gathered outside the US Supreme Court ahead of the Senate vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination on October 26.Barrett’s nomination, following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sparked controversy due to the proximity of the presidential election on November 3. The vote, scheduled for around 7.30pm, came a day after Democrats unsuccessfully tried to filibuster the nomination.This footage shows protesters dressed as characters from the dystopian Margaret Atwood novel ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Credit: @michaelquotes1 via Storyful
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There was never a question that Brett Veach, one of the most aggressive general managers in the NFL, would pursue two-time All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell to join the Kansas City Chiefs' electrifying offence.The question was whether Bell would fit.The returns from Game 1 on Sunday couldn't have been much better. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire still ran eight times for 46 yards and a score, and Bell averaged 6 1/2 yards per carry on his six attempts, helping their offence play a solid supporting role for their defence and special teams in a 43-16 rout of the AFC West-rival Denver Broncos.“It was good to see Le'Veon get out and have an opportunity to carry it,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday, “and you saw the things he's capable of doing. And it all starts up front with the guys blocking. I thought they did a nice job.”The pass protection wasn't nearly as good, but it didn't need to be. The Chiefs only ran 47 offensive plays thanks to a pick-6 by Daniel Sorensen and a kickoff return touchdown by Byron Pringle with Patrick Mahomes and Co. on the sideline.“So the defence’s snaps were way up. The offence's snaps were way down,” Reid said. “We weren't able to get the whole game plan going the way we wanted, and the rhythm — by that point we're way up — and that's a good thing. That makes the head coach very happy. But it cuts down on the opportunities for the offence to do its thing.”Mahomes still finished with 200 yards passing and a touchdown without an interception, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill finally got involved in the offence with a second-half score. Travis Kelce only had three catches for 31 yards, but again, the Chiefs didn't need much offence from their star tight end in a game that got out of hand early.“I thought Clyde obviously continued to put up tough runs and break tackles and get different types of stuff,” Mahomes said, “and I thought Le'Veon did a great job of coming in off a week of practice where you only get a couple days and being able to step right in and have a few big runs and really get his footing. Obviously there's still some little details that we need to work out here and there, but for someone to come in and have success like that early is really exciting.”WHAT’S WORKINGThe defence of co-ordinator Steve Spagnuolo is back on track after it was torched by Derek Carr and the Raiders in a 40-32 loss at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs were stingy against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills and dominated the Broncos, who got much of their yardage in mop-up time in the fourth quarter.WHAT NEEDS HELPThe kicking game remains iffy after Harrison Butker missed another extra point, though Reid said he's not concerned about it. Part of the problem is breaking in a new holder in Tommy Townsend, who replaced long-time punter Dustin Colquitt.STOCK UPSorensen did more than just return an interception for a touchdown. He delivered a crushing blow that knocked Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay from the game, and he wound up tied for the team lead with nine tackles.STOCK DOWNRunning back Darrel Williams didn't get a carry and second-year pro Darwin Thompson was inactive as the Chiefs went with Edwards-Helaire, Bell and veteran DeAndre Washington in the backfield.INJUREDThe Chiefs escaped without any injuries on Sunday. They hope to have wide receiver Sammy Watkins and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz healthy soon, which would only add more firepower to their offence.KEY NUMBER1 — That's the number of wins Reid needs to match Curly Lambeau (229) for the fifth most in NFL history. Ahead of him are Don Shula (347), George Halas (324), Bill Belichick (306) and Tom Landry (270).NEXT STEPSThe Chiefs return home to face the winless New York Jets, the bumbling team that waived Bell last week less than two years into his contract when his relationship with coach Adam Gase went sideways.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLDave Skretta, The Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES — The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are the leading nominees for this year’s American Music Awards with eight apiece. Both will compete for artist of the year against Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Taylor Swift, it was announced Monday. Megan Thee Stallion is the next leading nominee with five, including for new artist of the year. Other contenders include Ricch, Lewis Capaldi, Doja Cat, DaBaby and Lil Baby. The Weeknd will compete in various other categories which include favourite music video and favourite pop/rock song for his track "Blinding Lights" and favourite soul/R&B song for "Heartless." The Toronto-bred singer, born Abel Tesfaye, has been enjoying a sensational year for his latest album. "After Hours" was released in March and stayed atop the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for four consecutive weeks, marking the first release to do so since Drake's 2018 album "Scorpion." He will soon appear on Ariana Grande's upcoming album, "Positions." This year’s AMA Awards ceremony will feature several new categories, including new rap and hip-hop honours and several new awards for Latin music. The event will be held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and air live on ABC on Nov. 22. Most music awards shows have foregone live audiences or moved performances outdoors as a precaution against the coronavirus. Many, like the BET Awards, Country Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards, have opted for a mix of live and pre-taped performances. Several nominees were announced by Dua Lipa on “Good Morning America.” Swift has the chance to extend her lead as the most awarded artist in AMA history — she already has 29 wins. Swift, Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bad Bunny, DaBaby and Doja Cat all have four nominations apiece. Billie Eilish, an awards favourite since her sweeping wins at the Grammy Awards, scored two nominations, for favourite alternative rock artist and favourite social artist. Kanye West earned a nomination for favourite contemporary inspirational artist. If he wins, it would be his first AMA win in a dozen years. Dan + Shay earned three nominations, including for favourite country duo or group, where they’re up against Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion. Harry Styles could pick up his first solo award at the ceremony for his album “Fine Lines.” Juice WRLD, who died in December, received a posthumous nomination for favourite male rap/hip-hop artist. ___ Online: https://www.theamas.com The Associated Press
There was never a question that Brett Veach, one of the most aggressive general managers in the NFL, would pursue two-time All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell to join the Kansas City Chiefs' electrifying offense. The question was whether Bell would fit. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire still ran eight times for 46 yards and a score, and Bell averaged 6 1/2 yards per carry on his six attempts, helping their offense play a solid supporting role for their defense and special teams in a 43-16 rout of the AFC West-rival Denver Broncos.