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Michael Cunningham, Edwidge Danticat and Carmen Maria Machado are among the prize-winning authors contributing stories to a collection co-sponsored by Manhattan's Symphony Space performing arts center and its nationally aired “Selected Shorts” program. Algonquin Books is teaming with Symphony Space on "Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories," which features previously unreleased work by Cunningham, Danticat and Machado, along with Lauren Groff, Dave Eggers, Elizabeth Strout, Lisa Ko and others.
Simone Padovani/Awakening/GettyFormer President Donald Trump’s legal crusade against big tech has a new ally: Naomi Wolf. The former Democratic campaign advisor, feminist advocate, and anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist has signed on as a co-plaintiff in the Trump-led social media lawsuit criticized as a doomed fundraising “stunt” by legal experts.In an amended complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday, Wolf says that Twitter blew up her personal and professional life by sharing her public twe
Sean Penn’s upcoming film “Flag Day” has released its first trailer, featuring Penn and his children, Dylan Frances Penn and Hopper Jack Penn, as the dysfunctional Vogel family. Sean Penn serves as both star and director for the movie, which is based on Jenifer Vogel’s 2004 memoir recounting her fractured relationship with her father, criminal […]
Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote on tax reform next week, with the bill likely be amended to exclude certain small companies' profit and dividend taxes, senior lawmakers steering the process said on Wednesday. Voting on the stage of the bill aimed at simplifying and lowering personal; income taxes and levies on corporate profits will take place when Congress returns from recess next week, Speaker Arthur Lira told GloboNews. Speaking in Brasilia, deputy Celso Sabino, the bill's sponsor in the lower house, said small firms registered with the 'Simples' tax regime will likely be exempt from paying tax on profits and dividends.
In the months after her husband’s death, Lori Vallow Daybell aroused suspicions among relatives who told investigators that she believed a demon had overcome her estranged spouse. The 2019 shooting death of Charles Vallow is one of four killings that Daybell is charged with conspiring to commit in a bizarre and complicated case spanning several states and tied to her and a new husband's doomsday beliefs. A friend has previously told police that Daybell remarked that her children had become "zombies" because dark spirits had taken over their bodies and that she believed the only way to rid a person of a dark spirit was by killing them.
Last week, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond plunged, and that sent mortgage rates, which tend to follow that yield, plummeting. The 30-year mortgage rate hit its lowest level since February of this year, and the 15-year mortgage rate hit a record low last seen in 1990. Not shockingly, there was an uptick in mortgage activity in light of these falling rates.
Ms Pritchard is to become the new head of the NHS in England.
DENVER, July 28, 2021--Denver based Ellipse Analytics announced today its official accreditation for smoke taint impact testing by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).
The Oakland A's are bringing in a star outfielder to help their postseason push.
The company's second-quarter sales hit US$1.1 billion, a 57 per cent increase from the same time last year.
Image source: The Motley Fool. Owens Corning (NYSE: OC)Q2 2021 Earnings CallJul 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ETContents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: OperatorHello and welcome to the Owens Corning Q2 2021 Earnings Call.
First, we have Evan Greenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; followed by Peter Enns, our Chief Financial Officer. And the standout was our middle market and small commercial division, which had the biggest quarter in about 20 years, driven by record new business growth and strong retentions.
The new campaign "challenges the traditional stereotypes of masculinity," according to a Burberry press release
Tax cuts backed by Labor will give men $2 for every $1 women get, Greens modelling showsAdam Bandt says Labor is ‘gutless’ for supporting stage three cuts and decision is political opportunity for Greens Greens leader Adam Bandt says modelling shows tax cuts supported by Labor will give high income earners up to 400 times the benefit of the lowest paid. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP
‘So relieved’: belated Covid support welcomed by welfare recipients in Sydney lockdownAfter weeks of resistance, Scott Morrison announced a rise in the disaster payment as well as a top-up for those on welfare paymentsFollow the Australia Covid liveblogVaccine advisory group urged Australian health department in 2020 ‘to get as much as you can’NSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; Vic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Nina Harris a
‘We’re back baby’: how this Australian-first Pride Centre is restoring the hope of a neighbourhoodOnce the central artery of Melbourne’s counterculture, Fitzroy Street in St Kilda has been down on its luck for decades – but things might be looking up The new Victorian Pride Centre on Fitzroy Street, St Kilda. It is Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTIQ+ community hub, and celebrates the community’s achievements, as well as Australia’s cultural and social diversity. Photograph: Alana Holmberg/Th
Why TikTok is the best antidote to Olympic chaos and confusion TikTok offers comprehensive coverage of the dressage that actually explains what’s going on ‘Some tests, like Jessica von Bredow-Werndl’s spectacular test on Dalera, make it easy on spectators – even a layperson can see why they are favourites for the individual gold medal.’ Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
Australian advocacy groups push for government investment to stop sexual violenceA safety summit to be hosted by Scott Morrison was delayed due to Covid but calls are intensifying for immediate action to protect women It has been four months since 100,000 people attended the March4Justice rallies, and advocates are calling for concrete commitments from governments. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock
‘Rigidly flexible’: Peter Dutton’s office directs department to answer media inquiries in three paragraphsDefence minister wants responses to be ‘as brief and succinct as possible’, an email obtained under FOI reveals The advice from defence minister Peter Dutton’s office to his department on answering media inquiries is part of a broader trend of dodging accountability, Labor says. Photograph: Albert Perez/AAP
Just 39% of NSW residents over 70 are fully vaccinated against Covid, despite push for jabsNew South Wales is trailing much of Australia in getting the elderly vaccinated, new government figures reveal NSW is lagging behind Queensland, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory on vaccination rates, new data reveals. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA