Shipping To Nigeria From Florida Europe will see more Covid outbreaks this winter – but will avoid the 'horror' of a second wave 'Our time is now': I’m running for office because of George Floyd Image copyright Getty Images The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has sparked a movement to close racial divides worldwide. But for Zina Fizer, who lives and works in the city where Mr Floyd was killed, the flashpoint for what is now a global movement is acutely personal. Now, Ms Fizer is joined by a wave of African-American women motivated by the death of Mr Floyd to seek public office this year. One month after George Floyd's death, Ms Fizer and three other candidates tell the BBC why they're running, and how they see black women leading this next chapter in American history. Marquita Stephens, candidate for Minnesota State Senate, District 53 Image copyright Marquitta Stephens I've been politically active for years, starting in electoral politics straight out of college. I knew I had to come forward when I saw the video of the murder of George Floyd and the knee pressing on his neck as he uttered in his last breaths a call to his mother.
Racing Post to temporarily suspend publication of print edition | Sport The Racing Post, the sport’s trade newspaper, will “temporarily suspend” publication of its print edition from Friday, leaving a number of its journalists “temporarily stood down” while the operation’s news service continues online. The Racing Post launched in April 1986 and has been the sport’s only daily newspaper for most of the 22 years since the closure of the Sporting Life in 1998. It also produces a separate print edition for display on the walls of Britain’s 7,000 betting shops. The closure of all shops earlier this week as a result of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, along with the end of racing behind closed doors in Ireland, appear to be behind the decision to suspend print operations. “I know many of you will share our enormous disappointment that this is the last edition of the Racing Post for a while,” Kerr says in his letter to readers. “At some point in the coming weeks or months, when the worst of this disease has passed, horse racing will resume.
As Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition, Pentagon stresses it will play no role in the election "The Constitution and laws of the US and the states establish procedures for carrying out elections, and for resolving disputes over the outcome of elections ... I do not see the US military as part of this process," Milley said in the letter to two members of the House Armed Services Committee. "In the event of a dispute over some aspect of the elections, by law U.S. courts and the U.S. Congress are required to resolve any disputes, not the U.S. Military," Milley added. "The Department of Defense does not play a role in the transition of power after an election," US Navy Capt. But despite its public stance, some commentators have questioned whether Trump might attempt to direct the military to act on his behalf, using the Insurrection Act to deploy active duty troops on American streets in order to bolster his position in the midst of a disputed election result. The military would play "absolutely no role," in settling a electoral dispute, former national security adviser, retired Lt.
French Academy DC Hurricane Laura causes flash flooding as it makes landfall in Louisiana Media playback is unsupported on your device Hurricane Laura has made landfall in the US state of Louisiana, causing flash flooding and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. Forecasters earlier warned that the storm, a category four when it struck the coast with winds of up to 150mph (240km/h), threatened to cause an "unsurvivable" storm surge. Hurricane Laura is one of the strongest storms to ever hit the US Gulf Coast. Half a million residents have been told to leave parts of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Laura made landfall shortly after midnight local time (05:00 GMT) near the district of Cameron, in Louisiana. The storm has since been downgraded further, to category two, and is expected to continue weakening as it moves inland. The NWS said that the "unsurvivable storm surge... could penetrate up to 40 miles inland from the immediate coastline, and flood waters will not fully recede for several days". Hurricanes A guide to the world's deadliest storms Loading ... Hurricanes
Jamaal Bowman: Political newcomer shakes up NY 'status quo' Image copyright Reuters A political newcomer in New York has sent a shockwave through the Democratic party establishment by declaring victory over a 31-year incumbent. Jamaal Bowman, 44, a former Bronx school principal, has a solid lead over Eliot Engel in the 16th district. His campaign is being likened to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's stunning victory in a neighbouring New York congressional district two years ago. Final results may take weeks, but Mr Bowman's lead appears insurmountable. Tuesday's primary elections tested the influence of the Democratic left wing at a time when the party's standard-bearer for November's presidential election is a moderate, Joe Biden. As of Wednesday, Mr Bowman had captured 60.7% of the vote, compared to Mr Engel's 34.7%, according to preliminary figures from the state board of elections. In the liberal-leaning New York district, whoever wins the primary is all but assured to beat his Republican opponent in autumn's general election.
Coronavirus: 'Nature is sending us a message’, says UN environment chief Nature is sending us a message with the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing climate crisis, according to the UN’s environment chief, Inger Andersen. Andersen said humanity was placing too many pressures on the natural world with damaging consequences, and warned that failing to take care of the planet meant not taking care of ourselves. Leading scientists also said the Covid-19 outbreak was a “clear warning shot”, given that far more deadly diseases existed in wildlife, and that today’s civilisation was “playing with fire”. They said it was almost always human behaviour that caused diseases to spill over into humans. To prevent further outbreaks, the experts said, both global heating and the destruction of the natural world for farming, mining and housing have to end, as both drive wildlife into contact with people. They also urged authorities to put an end to live animal markets – which they called an “ideal mixing bowl” for disease – and the illegal global animal trade.
CNN Poll: Most say winner of November presidential election should choose the next Supreme Court justice That finding comes as a plurality of the public says that President Donald Trump's choices for the court have changed it for the worse (38% say so) and most disapprove (at 54%) of the Senate's rules changes that have allowed Supreme Court nominees to move forward to a vote with the support from a simple majority rather than the traditional 60 votes. All told, 59% say the winner of the upcoming presidential election should choose the person to fill Ginsburg's seat, including 97% of Democrats, 59% of independents and 17% of Republicans. In March 2016, opinions broke the other way, with 57% saying that President Barack Obama should have been the one to fill the vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia rather than the president elected in November. In the new poll, 41% say Trump should make an appointment to the seat now. Asked to rate the ideological leanings of the current court, 44% say it is about right, 34% too conservative and 22% too liberal.
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