The Philippines will stop operations of 175 offshore gambling firms and deport about 40,000 Chinese workers, a justice ministry official said on Monday, part of a crackdown on the notoriously opaque online gaming industry. The sector emerged in the Philippines in 2016 and grew exponentially, as operators capitalised on the country's liberal gaming laws to target customers in China, where gambling is banned. At their peak, Philippine offshore gambling operators, or POGOs, employed more than 300,000 Chinese workers, but the pandemic and higher taxes have forced many to operate elsewhere.
Russia's “partial mobilization” cast another shadow on the already dire situation its Armed Forces are facing in Ukraine. The situation is so grotesque that even Russian President Vladimir Putin's biggest cheerleaders find themselves trashing the way the mobilization is being conducted. Top pro-Kremlin propagandist Vladimir Solovyov and head of RT Margarita Simonyan spent much of the broadcast of the state TV show, Sunday Evening With Vladimir Solovyov, by complaining about the issues with the mobilization. Simonyan added that after listening to Putin's announcement and the follow-up message from Russia's Defense Ministry, she was under the impression that only people with prior military experience were subject to mobilization—but that's not what happened.
Texas mother of three Katharine McClain said people often tease her husband, John McClain, because his name is the same as the lead character in the 1988 blockbuster movie "Die Hard." McClain, 52, told USA TODAY Monday that she and her husband, John McClain, 54, woke up early Saturday to the sound of a truck driving away from their home in Livingston, a small town about 70 miles northeast of Houston. "My dog was barking around the shed and my husband went out there to see what was going on.... opened the door and the baby was laying on the floor," said Katherine McClain, a U.S. Army veteran and mother of three.
Favre also reportedly pushed for help in building an indoor football facility to assist the Golden Eagles' recruiting. As one text showed, Bryant explicitly mentioned some of those funds came from a federal program intended for needy families (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF) and that improper use of the funds is illegal: On July 28, 2019, Bryant texted Favre that the founder of a nonprofit who paid him "has some limited control over Federal Funds in the form of Grants for Children and adults in the Low Income Community." "Use of these funds [is] tightly controlled," Bryant wrote, according to the filing.
MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 14:52 Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) have found out that a recently captured Russian soldier shot a civilian car with a machine gun in the Bucha district (Kyiv region) in March, and buried the body of the dead Ukrainian in the forest. The murderer faces life imprisonment. Source: SSU press service and the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office Details: According to the investigation, in March, a Russian soldier and his comrades-in-arms shot a VAZ car with a machine gun on a highway near the village of Zdvyzhivka.
Meet Anthony Triplett Jr. He's 31, he lives near Lacey and he's a nine-year Army veteran with two children enrolled in North Thurston Public Schools' Evergreen Forest Elementary and Nisqually Middle School. He has worked in federal security, he says, and he followed that by forming a nonprofit called All in a Days Work to address veteran suicides. And then on May 24, a mass school shooting unfolded in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 students.
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over his stance on Russia's war against Ukraine, Polish media reported Saturday. An official with the Tauron Arena in Krakow, where Waters was scheduled to perform two concerts in April, said they would no longer take place. “Roger Waters' manager decided to withdraw ... without giving any reason," Lukasz Pytko from Tauron Arena Krakow said Saturday in comments carried by Polish media outlets.
Snoop Dogg and Master P continue to stack up on breakfast offerings. As AfroTech previously told you, Snoop Dogg recently launched the cereal brand Snoop Loopz through the Broadus Foods line in partnership with Master P. Now, the pair are adding more morning treats through a new vertical — Momma Snoop Breakfast Foods. The new line features instant grits, oatmeal, maple syrup, and pancake mix.
But in recent years a growing number of state supreme courts — including North Carolina's, earlier this year — have started cracking down on partisan gerrymandering. This case seeks to put a stop to that, by asking the U.S. Supreme Court to ban state courts from ruling on anything related to federal elections. In addition to gerrymandering, that could also affect issues like voter ID, felon voting rights or the rules for early voting, mail-in voting and more.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has said that Russian soldiers who die in the war against Ukraine will be cleansed of all their sins, days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the country's first mobilisation since World War Two. Patriarch Kirill is a key Putin ally and backer of the invasion. He has previously criticised those who oppose the war and called on Russians to rally round the Kremlin.
But her boss, she said, did not believe that the robbery occurred as Moreno described. A 74-year-old woman says she was fired after she told her boss at a convenience store that a robber who had come in during one of her shifts had a knife on him, CBS Colorado reported. The woman, Mary Moreno, said a robber came in to Circle-K in Westminster, Colorado, where she worked during one of her night shifts when she had been scheduled to work alone, CBS Colorado reported.
More than $130,000 has been raised for a Ukrainian man who was held as a POW by Russian captors. More than $130,000 has been raised for a Ukrainian soldier who was held as a prisoner of war by Russian captors. Mykhailo Dianov, a musician who served in the Azov regiment, was one of the 215 PoWs freed in a surprise prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia earlier this week. The swap was brokered by Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
A Burger King employee posted a fed-up TikTok after a customer allegedly told her that her uniform was “too distracting” for the woman's husband. In this case, the Burger King employee, who goes by @rockefeller.o and Lala on the app, explained that she received the complaint while she was working. Lala then showed off her uniform in the video, which was a collared Burger King shirt and black jeans, before she flipped off the camera.
Super Typhoon Noru, known locally as Karding, brought wind gusts of up to 240 km/h (150 mph) to the Polillo Islands, Philippines, on September 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Noru made landfall near Burdeos, Quezon, on the east of the islands, according to PAGASA. The super typhoon is set to bring heavy rain, severe maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h (115 mph), widespread flooding, and coastal inundations to the capital of Manila, as well as central provinces including Quezon, Calabarzon, and Luzon.
Legendary former pro-surfer Chris Davidson is believed to be the victim of a lethal attack in a country bar in the Australian state of New South Wales. Davidson was reportedly punched in the face outside of South West Rocks Country Club in South West Rocks on Saturday around 11 p.m., causing Davidson to fall and hit his head on the pavement. The attacker is alleged to be Grant Coleman, the brother of NSW Waratahs head rugby union coach, Darren Coleman, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Pressure in the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany dropped from 105 to 7 bars overnight, a spokesperson for the pipeline's operator said, adding that the company did not know the cause of the drop. The Russian-owned pipeline, which was intended to double the volume of gas flowing from St. Petersburg under the Baltic Sea to Germany, had just been completed and was filled with 300 million cubic metres of gas when German Chancellor Olaf Scholz cancelled it shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine. "If it were in Lubmin, you'd have heard it," the spokesperson said.
MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2022, 11:41 Ukraine's Air Force says Russia has reduced the number of rocket strikes on Ukraine in recent days, but it also has increased the presence of drones in Ukraine's airspace. Source: Yurii Ihnat, Air Force Command spokesman, on Belsat TV channel Details: According to Ihnat, the Russian forces are now saving expensive cruise missiles, using them less frequently; instead, they tend to launch more attacks with the use of kamikaze drones, which Russia had received from Iran. The Ukrainian Defence Forces are learning to effectively counter them.
Instead, I'm talking about the countdown until Social Security recipients find out how much their benefits will increase next year. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is scheduled to make the big announcement in mid-October. Predictions vary as to the exact size of the upcoming cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), but it will almost certainly be the largest increase in over four decades.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -Russia's top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia's "full protection" if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, addressing the U.N. General Assembly and the world's media in New York, attempted to justify Russia's February invasion of its neighbor, repeating Moscow's false claims that the elected government in Kyiv was illegitimately installed, filled with neo-Nazis and oppressed Russian speakers in the country's east.
Sheriff Patrick Withrow advised residents at a press conference Friday to avoid the area of the speedway, located at 4105 N. Wilson Way, and said rival organizations to the Hells Angels would likely be in the area. The Sheriff's Office, Stockton Police Department, and California Highway Patrol planned to maintain a highly visible presence in the area, he said. About 7,000 people showed up for Barger's funeral, according to Tony Noceti, the president of the business that operates the speedway.
Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. After days of denunciations of Russia at the prominent diplomatic gathering, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sought to shift the focus to Washington. Invoking history ranging from the U.S. war in Iraq in the early 2000s to the 20th-century Cold War to a 19th-century U.S. policy that essentially proclaimed American influence over the Western Hemisphere, Lavrov portrayed the U.S. as a bully that tries to afford itself “the sacred right to act with impunity wherever and wherever they want” and can't accept a world where others also advance their national interests.
The gunman was detained and the official is in critical condition, the reports said. A Russian man who was called up to fight in the war in Ukraine shot an official at a local enlistment office, multiple reports said. The incident took place in the Siberian city of Ust-Ilimsk on Monday and was captured on video, according to The Guardian, Reuters, and independent Russian news outlet The Insider.
The incident was caught on video by one of the eyewitnesses. It shows Zinin, on the stage of the assembly hall at the military registration and enlistment office, shoots at a military commissar on the stage, after which other mobilized people flee the premises in panic. According to witnesses, before opening fire, the shooter promised that "We all will head home now."
China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim on Taiwan, telling assembled world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be “crushed by the wheels of history.” “Only when China is fully reunified can there be true peace across the Taiwan Strait,” Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, said at the U.N. General Assembly. China regularly and vehemently defends its claim to Taiwan, which separated from the mainland after a 1949 civil war and now functions with its own government.
“A mass student loan forgiveness scheme is an essential policy correction to a worsening social crisis.”
“There is no possible definition of ‘need’ in which college graduates in the United States of America would rank first.”
“A lot of working-class people carry a lot of student debt.”
“This is a college graduate bailout paid for by plumbers and FedEx drivers.”
“A comprehensive student-loan debt-cancellation program will have a valuable economic upside.”