2 NYPD officers probed for suspected affiliation with far-right militia Oath Keepers, group linked to storming of Capitol

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — A pair of NYPD officers are under investigation for suspected ties to the far-right Oath Keepers militia, an anti-government group linked to the Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol, the New York Daily News has learned. The names of Sgt. Stuart Wohl, who works in Firearms Training, and Officer Aniello Napoli of the department’s Strategic Response Group, appeared in hacked rosters purporting to identify members of the Oath Keepers and were identified by the Daily News from those documents. An NYPD official confirmed an Internal Affairs investigation was launched Thursday and the depar… Read More “2 NYPD officers probed for suspected affiliation with far-right militia Oath Keepers, group linked to storming of Capitol”

How to Make Money Reading Books: Side Gigs for Bookworms

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ValueWalk

A professional reader can get paid to read books. Yes, this might be the unicorn of jobs but it exists. This is how it looks: you work in a publishing house or literary agency and your task is to read the books you receive to choose those that will be published. Or perhaps, you are an independent professional reader and companies pay you to write book reviews and determine whether they are worth reading or not. Your reading skills can also allow you to make money by proofreading texts of various subjects, and your amazing diction and tone of voice could grant you lots of work in the voiceover … Read More “How to Make Money Reading Books: Side Gigs for Bookworms”

Inflation And The Unloved, Under-Owned Fossil Fuel Sector

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ValueWalk

For weekend reading, Louis Navellier, while commenting on the fossil fuel stocks, offers the following commentary: Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Unloved Fossil Fuel StocksAs the World’s technologies and investment capital pour into renewable sources – including solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and tidal energy – Wall Street and most of the institutional and retail investment communities have lost that loving feeling for fossil fuel stocks. In fact, many investment funds have restricted the purchase of oil and gas stocks as ESG guidelines are added to their funds’ investment… Read More “Inflation And The Unloved, Under-Owned Fossil Fuel Sector”

U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000

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Reuters

By Shaina Ahluwalia and Lasya Priya M (Reuters) – The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as officials roll out booster doses of vaccines to protect the elderly and people working in high-risk professions. The country has reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day over the past week, which represents about 60% of the peak in fatalities in January, a Reuters analysis of public health data showed. The United States still leads the World in COVID-19 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections an… Read More “U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000”

Wall Street kicks off October with broad rally, boosted by economic cheer

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Reuters

By Stephen Culp NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks surged to a higher close on Friday, entering the final quarter of 2021 in a buying mood boosted by positive economic data, progress in the battle against COVID, and Washington developments on the potential passage of an infrastructure bill. All three major U.S. stock indexes seesawed earlier in the session, but began trending higher by late afternoon, led by economically sensitive cyclicals. The rally gained momentum after the White House announced U.S. President Joe Biden was getting more involved in negotiations over the infrastructure … Read More “Wall Street kicks off October with broad rally, boosted by economic cheer”

Facebook wants to invest $50 million in developing the metaverse more responsibly

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Relaxnews

Facebook plans to invest $50 million over two years to help build its vision of the metaverse in a responsible and ethical way. Nevertheless, it will take some time to see this concept become reality. In fact, the social network estimates that it will take 10 to 15 years to achieve this vast project. “Metaverse” seems to be something of a buzzword for Facebook at the moment. This fictional, virtual World — often billed as the future of the internet — has become a prime objective for the Menlo Park firm. The American company hopes to lay a first stone in the gargantuan project of building thi… Read More “Facebook wants to invest $50 million in developing the metaverse more responsibly”

Question of power as ShopRite Classic golf tourney unfolds

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Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Bianca Pagdanganan must’ve played this thought over and over again the last few days – dominate the Seaview’s Bay Course in New Jersey. Armed with a 284-yard norm, next to front-running Dutch Anne Van Dam (291 yards) in the current LPGA average driving distance, Pagdanganan hopes to make full use of her power to control the 6,217-yard layout hosting the ShopRite LPGA Classic beginning Friday in Galloway. That’s indeed a short challenge by the LPGA Tour stalwarts’ standards, although they say the Bay course is less a question of length but more of a test of imagination, ac… Read More “Question of power as ShopRite Classic golf tourney unfolds”

South Africa moves to Adjusted Alert Level 1

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TDPel Media

Following meetings of the National Coronavirus Command Council and the President’s Coordinating Council, Cabinet has decided to move South Africa from Adjusted Alert Level 2 to Adjusted Alert Level 1 from midnight tonight. This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa during an address to the nation on Thursday evening. The President said that a few days ago, the South African COVID-19 Modelling Consortium confirmed that South Africa has emerged from a third wave of COVID-19 infections. “In the last seven days, the average number of new cases was at around 1 800 a day. There are also sustain… Read More “South Africa moves to Adjusted Alert Level 1”

Azerbaijan to issue first national and int’l certificates to 17 hotels

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Azer News

By Trend The first national and international certificates will be issued to 17 hotels in Azerbaijan, Chief Executive Officer of the Azerbaijan Hotel Association Gunay Saglam said at the ceremony of assigning stars to hotels based on the National Star Classification System of the Azerbaijan Tourism Board and the Azerbaijan Tourism Association on Sept. 30, Trend reports. “The hotels are not obliged to receive stars,” Saglam said. “Some 43 hotels appealed for getting stars. Only 17 of them will receive appropriate certificates.” “Certain shortcomings have been found in other hotels,” chief execu… Read More “Azerbaijan to issue first national and int’l certificates to 17 hotels”

NYC pays tribute to ‘The Wire’ actor Williams with Brooklyn mural

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DPA

The US actor Michael K. Williams, best known for his role as Omar in cult TV series “The Wire,” has been honoured with a mural by a New York subway just weeks after his death in early September. A large painting by artist Sally Rumble, showing the actor’s memorable scar from his forehead to his cheek, now adorns the outside wall of a bar in the borough of Brooklyn – although for many he will remain synonymous with Baltimore’s West Side. Williams rose to fame in the role of a shotgun-toting Baltimore criminal who steals from drug dealers in “The Wire” but later went on to further acclaim in oth… Read More “NYC pays tribute to ‘The Wire’ actor Williams with Brooklyn mural”