The father of missing Buffalo State College student Saniyya Dennis issued a plea to businesses on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls Tuesday to submit any surveillance footage they may have.
- The Independent
Rep Andrew Clyde runs away from questions from reporters about his inflammatory comments about the Capitol riot
Mr Trudeau said the watchdog report had confirmed what he had 'said from the beginning'.
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‘Today is the day I tell my son that I’m dying from cancer’
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Picturesque Croatia is one of Europe's many tourism hotspots. It's where Game of Thrones was filmed, known for its beautiful mountains, gorgeous Mediterranean beaches, old towns, seafood.But there's an unwelcome addition to the seafood that hasn't gone down well there: blue crabs. Atlantic blue crabs, which are an iconic food item across the American eastern seaboard, cropped up in Croatia as an invasive species about 20 years ago.And now, the locals say the crabs are wiping out their own food delicacy: a type of eel.Branko Glamuzina is a professor of aquaculture at Croatia's Dubrovnik University."The blue crab showed up sporadically, but around 2016 they appeared in big numbers. And then a need arose to catch them commercially, and a need to control them, because they do huge damage to the fish and shellfish population. They're omnivores and eat everything. In 2016 there were the first serious catches of them. We caught around ten to 20,000."The Neretva river eel was already in decline due to loss of their habitat, but the crabs have dealt a major blow, if not the final blow. The crabs have upset the food chain for the eels.Glamuzina says about 50 years ago the local fishermen would catch about 150 tons of eels annually. Now it's only 10 tons.Making matters worse: Croatians simply don't want to eat the crabs, either. Pavo Jerkovic is a restaurant owner on the river."It will never become part of our cuisine because it's too alien of a species to us.""As far as I know, no restaurant or tavern in the Neretva area has offered it yet."Glamuzina, the professor, says some crabs might be sold to the big luxury hotels for foreign tourists, but there isn't enough to make exporting it financially viable.
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Human rights groups and Western nations led by the United States, Britain and Germany accused China of massive crimes against the Uyghur minority and demanded unimpeded access for U.N. experts at a virtual meeting on Wednesday denounced by China as “politically motivated” and based on “lies.” China’s U.N. Mission sent notes to many of the U.N.’s 193 member nations last week urging them not to participate in the “anti-China event.”
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GOP lawmakers liken rioters to tourists and call Ashli Babbitt killing an ‘execution’ in hearing on 6 January insurrection
Four months later, Republicans deny there was an insurrection at the Capitol on 6 January and condemn law enforcement investigations into ‘peaceful patriots’ who stormed the halls of Congress
- Raleigh News and Observer
Tim Duncan to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend after 19-season Spurs career.
- Kansas City Star
Police have not received any tips in the high schooler’s death. They are asking the public for information.
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The judge agreed with four out of five allegations of aggravating factors
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Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year Thursday as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday marking the end of Ramadan. “It is all airstrikes, destruction and devastation,” said Hassan Abu Shaaban, who tried to lighten the mood by passing out chocolates to passersby. Worshippers wearing masks joined communal prayers in the streets of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
- The Daily Beast
Sarah Rogers/The Daily Beast / Photos GettyAfter a year of virtual shows and trying to figure out the meaning of “phygital” events, New York Fashion Week is back to its pre-pandemic proportions come fall—and then some. IMG, which runs New York Fashion Week: The Shows announced on Wednesday new changes that will affect the event, which is set to run in-person at Spring Studios from September 8 to 12.A lot of money is at stake: as Leslie Russo, president of IMG’s fashion events and properties said at a press conference, NYFW generates around $900 million for the city every year when factoring in the tourism, local jobs, and tax revenue surge it provides. So it makes sense that for IMG—and New York in general—a successful comeback remains crucial.Do Fashion Weeks Have a Future, or Are Designers All on Their Own?In an attempt to woo designers (many of whom have enjoyed the pace of digital events) back to the runway, IMG cooked up two initiatives. First: creating the IMG Fashion Alliance, which will provide 11 American designers with “investment, content, production and talent.” In return, the brands pledge to show at NYFW through 2022.The class of designers are Sergio Hudson, who dressed Kamala Harris for inauguration night, Alexandra O’Neill of Markarian, who outfitted Jill Biden for the same event, plus Telfar Clemens, LaQuan Smith, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, Monse, and Rodarte.IMG also announced a brand new NYFW sponsor: Afterpay, a “pay later” service that enables shoppers to purchase products through four installments. The Australian tech company is only six years old, but it has already sponsored fashion weeks in its home country and London. (It has also been criticized for its late fees and the way it targets young shoppers.)Practically, the pairing makes sense: Afterpay co-founder Nick Molnar said that the company has around 17 million users in the U.S. alone. “This announcement is about looking forward to the future in an incredible way,” Molnar, Australia’s youngest billionaire, gushed in a press conference.Afterpay’s “mission,” Molnar added, is to “bring millions of consumers globally to shop from the best fashion labels and brands in the U.S.”LaQuan Smith, the 32-year-old designer and New York native known for his sexy, fleshy, party-ready designs (and celebrity clientele like Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner), will take part in a “see now, buy now” fashion show this fall in connection with Afterpay. Anyone watching the runway—in-person or online—can shop it, automatically.After a devastating year, it makes sense that designers need to bounce back however they can. Such partnerships do promote emerging names, and are the price of doing business these days, even for creatives.But as NYFW becomes more about catering to the “consumer” rather than presenting a preview of future seasons, how is it different than a trade show or convention?The relevance of NYFW has long been debated. When anyone with an Instagram account can immediately see what’s on the runway, rather than waiting months to view it in a magazine spread, has the event been democratized, or cheapened?It is an admittedly elitist perspective. A more urgent dilemma NYFW must face, and has failed to do so in a meaningful way: for all of its talk of sustainable practices, what is more wasteful than a biannual selling spree?“We all want designers like LaQuan Smith to win. We want to support and make sure he gets his coin,” said José Criales-Unzueta, a fashion writer and designer. “So that’s good if it helps the brand.”But in terms of “optics,” Criales-Unzueta says, Afterpay’s name under NYFW “does not help” the institution.“There is a popular opinion within fashion circles that NYFW is all about merchandise, all about pushing product out, and is very commercial,” he added. “It doesn’t match up to the same level as London, Paris, or Milan, you don’t have those names like Gucci, Fendi, or Prada who bring up a certain level of buzz. We know fashion people tend to be snobbish in that sense.”Criales-Unzueta wonders if the Afterpay association gives “an added layer of that commercial approach” that could “turn off certain editors, stylists, and influencers who bring clout to the shows.”But post-pandemic, clout is not exactly the currency NYFW and IMG need—it’s time for the real thing, actual money. And with so many fashion people engaged in transactional relationships with labels where they borrow or request certain clothes, it might be time for those at home to pick up some spending slack. That certainly seems to be the goal.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Entrepreneur and author Steven Bartlett, 28, is to join the BBC business investment show.
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‘Don’t panic’: White House tells Americans to stay calm over fuel crisis as DeSantis blames Biden for not ‘stepping up’
About 24.8 per cent of North Carolina gas stations are out of fuel
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office said Wednesday that a court order against Johnson over an allegedly unpaid debt is “totally without merit.” Private Eye magazine uncovered an October 2020 county court judgment against Johnson for 535 pounds ($755). The court record, which names the debtor as Boris Johnson of 10 Downing St. in London, doesn't disclose the identity of the creditor.
A rundown of the artists who won and were nominated for a Brit Award in 2021.
"As great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it's just not a challenge any more," she explains.
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Ebony Jackson, 37, has been charged with two counts each of felony assault, felony criminal possession of a weapon with a previous conviction and menacing.
Bystanders helped San Francisco Police arrest a parolee who assaulted and robbed an elderly Asian woman on Tuesday morning near Japantown in San Francisco. The incident: Luis Jorrin, a 28-year-old Black male, allegedly beat a 77-year-old Asian female and took her purse at the intersection of Laguna and Ellis streets at around 11 a.m., reported KPIX5. According to police records, Jorrin approached the victim from behind and slammed her to the ground before beating her.
- The State
She was shot in the front yard of her home by her husband, an assistant principal at another school, officials say.
- National Review
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the face of the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic has issued a new edict. “If you’re outside and you’re vaccinated, put aside your mask” Dr. Fauci told Gayle King on CBS This Morning. “You don’t have to wear it” he emphasized. Fauci did make an exception for “if you’re going into a completely crowded situation, where people are essentially falling all over each other.” This new advice comes only a few days after a New York Times published a report exposing misleading Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance pertaining to outdoor spread of the COVID-19. Even among unvaccinated populations, the percentage of coronavirus cases that can be attributed to outdoor spread is believed to be below one percent, with many epidemiologists arguing that it’s below .1 percent. The CDC had been claiming that “less than 10 percent” of cases were attributable to outdoor spread, a claim the Times deemed “both true and deceiving.” Fauci also opined on vaccine mandates for children — the Pfizer vaccine was recently approved for those between the ages of 12 and 15. “I’m not so sure we should be requiring children at all, we should be encouraging them. But you got to be careful when you make a requirement of something, that usually gets you into a lot of pushback, understandable pushback.” But, he explained, “the safety profile is really quite firm and sound.” The comments come days after Fauci defended the CDC’s requirement that kids wear masks outside at summer camps. “I wouldn’t call them excessive, Savannah, but they certainly are conservative,” Fauci told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie when asked whether the guidance was too strict. “And I think what you’re going to start to see is really in real time, continually reevaluating that for its practicality. Because you’re right, people look at that and they say, ‘Well, is that being a little bit too far right now?’”