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Sky CEO: Companies That Don’t Embrace Diversity “Are Just Going to Fall Away”

Sky CEO: Companies That Don’t Embrace Diversity “Are Just Going to Fall Away”

BY GEORG SZALAI | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for CNT #Business At the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, Dana Strong also addressed the Comcast company's European expansion plans, content business ambitions and deal mentality. Comcast’s European TV giant Sky is looking to expand across continental Europe in the coming years, boost its content creation business and increase diversity, CEO Dana Strong said on Wednesday. “There is no doubt that we can all do better” on diversity, she said. “We have got to keep making progress. I feel really passionately about it actually. Creating an environment and a culture where multiple, different voices,…
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Florida man wins $1M same day he opens new auto shop

Florida man wins $1M same day he opens new auto shop

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks #Lifestyle A Florida man won $1 million in a lottery game the same day he and his wife opened an auto repair shop. Brian Woodle, 46, bought the $5 Gold Rush Supreme scratch-off ticket from a Circle K in Callahan. “I love working on vehicles and it has always been my dream to own my own repair shop,” Woodle said in a news release sent by the Florida Lottery. “At the end of our first day, I stopped by Circle K to get a few things and picked up a Lottery ticket;…
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Kia again halted Georgia vehicle production, blaming chip shortage

Kia again halted Georgia vehicle production, blaming chip shortage

By Matt Kempner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT #Cars #Business Kia Motors has again temporarily halted work at its sprawling vehicle assembly plant in Georgia, citing a shortage of semiconductor chips. It’s a problem other automakers also have wrestled with, increasing challenges for consumers trying to find and buy new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks. Kia stopped production Tuesday “because of supply chain conditions related to the ongoing worldwide semiconductor chip shortage,” spokesman Rick Douglas wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said regular production for all three shifts would resume Wednesday. The chip shortages first hit…
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New mu COVID-19 variant now found in 49 states

New mu COVID-19 variant now found in 49 states

By Brandon Sapienza, New York Daily News (TNS) Troy Warren for CNT #COVID-19  Since being discovered in Colombia in January, the mu variant of COVID-19 has spread to nearly four dozen countries and has made its presence known in Hawaii and Alaska. It has so far been found in 49 states, with Nebraska being the only state to not have a mu variant case detected. Health officials believe mu is even more transmissible than the delta variant and has the potential to resist vaccines. In the U.S., the mu variant has been detected in 49 states and the District of Columbia,…
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Los Angeles: Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Other Industry Locals on South L.A.’s Gentrification: “A Blessing and a Curse”

Los Angeles: Tiffany Haddish, Issa Rae and Other Industry Locals on South L.A.’s Gentrification: “A Blessing and a Curse”

BY KIRSTEN CHUBA | HollywoodReporter.Com Troy Warren for LosAngelesNewsAndTalk.Com #RealEstate   The rapidly changing, historically Black area is seeing home prices spiking as development is on the rise: "It's gotten very white." For more than 100 years, South Los Angeles has been home to a largely Black and brown population, rooted in a history of redlining and segregation that kept nonwhite residents below Washington Boulevard. Los Angeles is “terribly bifurcated by race,” says entrepreneur Prophet Walker, a native of South L.A. “And that’s all a remnant of redlining.” These days though, the area looks a little different. As native Tiffany Haddish says, “It’s gotten…
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Landlord finds 19 tarantulas, 1 python left behind by tenant

Landlord finds 19 tarantulas, 1 python left behind by tenant

By The Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks AUBURN, Maine — A Maine landlord arranged for the rescue of 15 tarantulas and one python that had been left behind by a tenant. Animal rescuer Drew Desjardins was called to the apartment Wednesday in Auburn, the Sun Journal reported. He found that four of 19 tarantulas had died and that the ball python did not have water. Desjardins said Thursday that he took the surviving animals back to his home and that they were doing fine. All the recovered animals are illegal in Maine and will be relocated. There was no word…
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NEW DETAILS: Twins found dead were in SUV for more than 9 hours

NEW DETAILS: Twins found dead were in SUV for more than 9 hours

By David Travis Bland, The State Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks No signs of abuse; parents ‘very distraught,’ coroner says Identical twin brothers likely died of heat stroke after being left in a vehicle outside a daycare for more than nine hours Wednesday, according to the Richland County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Naida Rutherford announced the probable cause of the infants’ death Thursday at a news conference. Confirmation of the cause of death is pending other examinations, she said. Rutherford identified the children as 20-month-old Brayden and Bryson McDaniel. The twins “seem to be well taken care of by their family,” Rutherford…
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September 2: Everything you need to know today about the world in 80 seconds

September 2: Everything you need to know today about the world in 80 seconds

By wire reports Troy Warren for CNT    Sources: Intel shows extremists to attend Capitol rally Far-right extremist groups such as the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later this month at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand “justice” for the hundreds of people who have been charged in connection with January’s insurrection, according to three people familiar with intelligence gathered by federal officials. As a result, U.S. Capitol Police have been discussing in recent weeks whether the large perimeter fence that was erected outside the Capitol after January’s riot will need to be…
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Carnival Cruise ship sailed into path of Hurricane Ida

Carnival Cruise ship sailed into path of Hurricane Ida

By Chase Karacostas, Miami Herald Troy Warren for CNT #Travel  Company says ‘it was safe’ to operate vessel as storm churned in Gulf of Mexico Sunbathing in the middle of the ocean during a hurricane? Probably not what passengers expected when booking their Carnival Cruise trip. A Carnival Breeze cruise ship set sail last Thursday from Galveston, Texas, headed across the Gulf of Mexico for Cozumel, Mexico, even as forecasters warned that Hurricane Ida could make landfall as a powerful storm.   “At the time Carnival Breeze departed Galveston, it was determined that it was safe to do so,” Chris Chiames,…
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Thousands face weeks without power in Ida’s aftermath

Thousands face weeks without power in Ida’s aftermath

By REBECCA SANTANA and JAY REEVES, Associated Press Troy Warren for CNT #EditorsPicks NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana communities beginning the huge task of clearing debris and repairing the damage inflicted by Hurricane Ida are facing the depressing prospect of weeks without electricity in the stifling, late-summer heat. Ida ravaged the region's power grid, leaving all of New Orleans and hundreds of thousands of other Louisiana residents in the dark with no clear timeline on when the electricity would come back on. Some areas outside New Orleans also suffered major flooding and structure damage. “I can’t tell you when the power is…
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