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U.N. agency warns of recession linked
to 'imprudent' monetary policy
Posted by voxpopuli 10/3/2022 7:17:29 PM Post Reply
A United Nations agency warned on Monday of the risk of a monetary policy-induced global recession that would have especially serious consequences for developing countries and called for a new strategy. (snip) The report said that higher interest rates, including hikes by the U.S. Federal Reserve, would have a more severe impact on emerging economies
Top Apple Executive Is Leaving After Making
Crude Remarks in TikTok Video
Posted by voxpopuli 9/29/2022 4:17:01 PM Post Reply
One of Apple Inc.’s most senior executives is leaving after he turned up in a viral video on TikTok making an off-color joke that he fondles “big-breasted women” for a living. (Snip) In the video, published on Sept. 5, Apple’s Tony Blevins was approached by TikTok and Instagram creator Daniel Mac as part of a series where he asks owners of expensive cars their occupations. The executive was stopped by Mac while parking a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, an out-of-production sports car that fetches hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Once nicknamed 'Murderapolis,' the city
that became the center of the 'Defund
the Police' movement is grappling with
heightened violent crime
Posted by voxpopuli 9/25/2022 5:21:17 PM Post Reply
Marnette Gordon was doing laundry at home in Minneapolis one summer morning last year when a call came from her 36-year-old son. She figured her son, Telly Blair, was checking in to see if she wanted a soda from a gas station down the street, where he often went for fuel and snacks. "Mom, I've been shot," he said. "Call the police!" (snip) KG Wilson, a longtime resident of the Twin Cities, said police withdrew from violent neighborhoods in the aftermath of Floyd's killing — a common sentiment among locals. "The criminals were celebrating. They were getting rich," he said. "They were selling drugs openly."
Biden administration launches environmental
justice office
Posted by voxpopuli 9/25/2022 9:41:41 AM Post Reply
President Joe Biden’s top environment official visited what is widely considered the birthplace of the environmental justice movement Saturday to unveil a national office that will distribute $3 billion in block grants to underserved communities burdened by pollution. (snip) merge three existing EPA programs to oversee a portion of Democrats’ $60 billion investment in environmental justice initiatives created by the Inflation Reduction Act
Minnesota’s Iranian-American community
protest for change in their home country
Posted by voxpopuli 9/25/2022 9:36:42 AM Post Reply
There were voices of protest in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. The concern — about what’s happening in a country halfway around the world. “Today I’m here because I see all these innocent people getting killed in Iran,” declared Sahva Neymand, who moved from there to Minnesota six years ago. “This is the least I can do for them, to let the whole world know what’s going on.” Dozens of people from the metro’s Iranian-American community — some here for decades, others arriving just months ago — took to the streets,
47 charged in alleged $250 million Feeding
Our Future fraud scheme
Posted by voxpopuli 9/20/2022 5:39:32 PM Post Reply
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced charges against 47 Minnesotans Tuesday for allegedly defrauding the federal government’s child nutrition programs of $250 million in a little over 20 months. “These 47 defendants engaged in a brazen scheme of staggering proportions,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said during a press conference, describing the $250 million total as just the “floor” because the federal investigation continues.
DOJ offers few details about ongoing investigation
of Minneapolis police
Posted by voxpopuli 9/19/2022 10:52:14 PM Post Reply
A year and a half after the United States Department of Justice launched an investigation into the Minneapolis Police Department, federal officials in Washington are offering few clues about what that review will ultimately determine. “We have not made any findings,” said Ethan Trinh, an investigator in the DOJ’s special litigation section.
Warehouse District event aims to bring
more people to downtown Minneapolis
Posted by voxpopuli 9/18/2022 9:27:23 AM Post Reply
Some of downtown Minneapolis’s busiest thoroughfares — including sections of Hennepin Avenue and First Avenue — were shut down to make them more pedestrian friendly. All part of a pilot project to draw people into the warehouse district, near Target Center. “We’re running this project for them, the people who are already here,” says Ben Shardlow, Urban Director with the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District. “We’re starting with engaging with the people who are here and giving them a good experience, and hoping to grow this project in the future.”
Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' prequel faces
'tornadoes' despite record Prime debut
Posted by voxpopuli 9/6/2022 10:55:45 PM Post Reply
Amazon's (AMZN) new "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" series has a bit of a PR problem. Despite nabbing more than 25 million viewers in its first day on Amazon Prime Video — the best performance for an Amazon original ever, according to the company — the eight-episode season has been hit with a slew of negative reviews, including a much-talked about jab from Elon Musk.(snip) Musk's tweets come as Amazon suspended user reviews for a reported 72 hours amid supposed "review-bombing," a practice where online users purposely hammer a show with negative reviews, largely due to cultural or political issues rather than actual quality.
MNA files intent to strike; 15,000 nurses
could walk off job
Posted by voxpopuli 9/1/2022 2:25:19 PM Post Reply
Leaders of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) say they are now filing their intent to strike. The filing follows a strike authorization vote held last month, which union leaders say passed overwhelmingly. Filing an intent to strike gives hospitals a 10-day strike notice before nurses could walk off the job.
New Report Alleges Trump Didn't Want 'Wounded
Guys' in a Military Parade: 'Doesn't Look
Good For Me'
Posted by voxpopuli 8/8/2022 5:18:24 PM Post Reply
More allegations are surfacing about Donald Trump's criticism of wounded warriors, with a new report by The New Yorker detailing how the former president wanted to throw a grand military parade while he was in office — but he didn't want any disabled veterans to appear. "Look, I don't want any wounded guys in the parade," Trump told his own generals when discussing the idea of a Fourth of July military parade, according to The New Yorker. " (snip) The Atlantic reports that Trump's Defense Secretary James Mattis said, "I'd rather swallow acid," when the idea was first brought up. (snip) "..why can't you be like the German generals?"
Twin Cities Natural Hair and Beauty Expo
brings awareness to health, wellness,
economic growth, and hair discrimination
Posted by voxpopuli 8/7/2022 10:09:18 PM Post Reply
The fourth annual Twin Cities Natural Hair and Beauty Expo welcomed dozens of vendors to the cities to embrace natural hair and shed light on hair discrimination on Sunday. (snip) A recent Dove study found that as early as 5 years old, one in two Black children experience hair discrimination and the impact lasts a lifetime.