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  • Jerry Bruce becomes Georgia’s new Child Advocate June 16, 2021 10:54 pm Valdosta Today - Georgia Release: Governor Kemp Appoints New Child Advocate Atlanta, GA – Recently Governor Brian Kemp swore in Jerry Bruce as Georgia’s Child Advocate. Mr. Bruce fills the vacancy left by the April 2021 resignation of Rachel Davidson and was selected following the …
  • What Did Biden Give Putin? A Bison Sculpture and His Signature Aviator Sunglasses June 16, 2021 10:45 pm The New York Times LiveUpdated  June 16, 2021, 6:23 p.m. ET June 16, 2021, 6:23 p.m. ET President Putin denied Russian responsibility for a surge in cyberattacks, but President Biden hinted at U.S. retaliation if they did not cease. Here’s what you need to know: President …
  • Biden and Putin Express Desire for Better Relations at Summit Shaped by Disputes June 16, 2021 10:45 pm The New York Times GENEVA — A highly anticipated first summit meeting between President Biden and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia ended early on Wednesday and was described by both sides as a series of polite but adamantly stated disagreements about which country is …
  • More than 30 Irish embassies to mark Bloomsday 2021 June 16, 2021 10:31 pm Atlanta News More than 30 of Ireland's Embassies and Consulates are marking Bloomsday 2021 with diverse physical and virtual events in collaboration with local partners. "Building on Ireland's innovations in digital diplomacy over the last year, our 2021 …
  • Mighty Pens: Write your own book with The Herald June 16, 2021 10:04 pm The Herald (Scotland) The Herald has been a champion of Scottish literature for many years and we are teaming up with publishing firm Mighty Pens to encourage writers of all standards to craft their own book. Whether for fun, personal satisfaction or whether you want to become …
  • Heat wave: 20-plus Bay Area ice cream shops where you can cool down June 16, 2021 9:58 pm East Bay Times - California The forecast: triple digits. Your salvation: ice cream. Here’s a roundup of Bay Area ice cream shops, from classic scoop shops to artisan purveyors to stores where the ice cream is part dessert, part entertainment. Fentons Creamery: This century-old ice …
  • Vladimir Putin channels inner Bond villain saying: 'There is no happiness in life, only a mirage' June 16, 2021 9:55 pm Daily Mail Vladimir Putin channelled his inner Bond villain as he made a dark comment after meeting with President Joe Biden in Geneva on Wednesday. The Russian leader was asked if there was a growing trust and happiness between him and the US president after their …
  • What Juneteenth means to me: novelist Paula Woods on the holiday's history and her own June 16, 2021 9:34 pm Los Angeles Times - California General Order No. 3, prepared on June 19, 1865, by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, announced the end of legalized slavery in the state. This was some two years after the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after Gen. Robert E. Lee’s …
  • Case Western Reserve professor Ayesha Bell Hardaway forced to resign from Cleveland's Consent Decree Monitor team June 16, 2021 9:31 pm WKYC - Ohio Bell-Hardaway's resignation comes after an interview with Cleveland's NPR affiliate in which she discussed the verdict of the Derrick Chauvin trial. CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published story. …
  • Spark Boxes Ignite Family Conversations Around Humanities Themes June 16, 2021 8:19 pm Bossier Press Tribune Community organizations are invited to help spark a love of reading, fire up imaginations and bring books into the homes of families in their communities by signing up to distribute Spark Boxes provided by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ PRIME …
  • New virtual tours highlight Black and Jewish history in Seattle’s Central District June 16, 2021 8:14 pm My Northwest - Washington State Dancing at Seattle's YMCA in 1942. (Meredith Mathews YMCA image, photo courtesy of MOHAI Collections) The Washington State Jewish Historical Society just launched a virtual tour of Seattle’s Central District, where a thriving Sephardic Jewish community …
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Sparks Controversy in Online Essay June 16, 2021 8:09 pm The New York Times For more than a decade, the Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has coached and mentored African writers through her annual creative writing workshop. Held in Lagos and Awka in Nigeria, the program has more than 200 graduates, including rising stars …
  • The new normal is…almost the old normal again June 16, 2021 8:02 pm Isthmus Madison Jazz Festival, Through Sunday, June 20, various venues/times: Been looking for the annual Isthmus Jazz Festival? Its new incarnation kicked off on June 11, brought to you by Arts + Literature Laboratory and the Wisconsin Union Theater and …
  • Northwest Bronx Democrats’ 2021 Endorsements & Non-Endorsements of West Side Candidates June 16, 2021 8:02 pm Norwood News By SÍLE MOLONEY Local community and political organization, the Northwest Bronx Democrats (NWBx Dems) announced their endorsements and non-endorsements of various west side candidates running for City Council Districts 11, 14 and 15 on Friday, June 11. …
  • News of Mindy Kaling’s “Scooby Doo” spinoff spurs reactions June 16, 2021 7:55 pm WSGW 790 AM Mindy Kaling is set to star in a new “Scooby Doo” spinoff series called “Velma” on HBO Max. Kaling will play the titular character, the brainiac of Mystery Inc. But months after the original announcement, some are criticizing the choice – with some making …
  • Violent rhetoric dominates Armenian election June 16, 2021 7:52 pm The Armenian Weekly - Massachusetts This Sunday, Armenians will vote in snap parliamentary elections, organized to resolve the political crisis that has consumed the nation in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh War. A historic 22 political parties and four political alliances including all of …
  • Libraries Will Help Children Reconnect After Lockdown June 16, 2021 7:46 pm Santa Monica Daily Press A little over a year ago, on March 13, 2020, I remember standing in my office at work when I heard the world was “shutting down.” I was wishing a friend and colleague farewell on his last day at work, and I recall the uncertainty between us about whether …
  • Tel Aviv’s Museum Of The Jewish People Gets $100M Makeover June 16, 2021 7:28 pm The Westside Gazette - Florida The newly expanded and reimagined ANU – Museum of the Jewish People opened March 10, becoming the world’s only museum dedicated to celebrating and exploring the experiences, accomplishments and spirit of the Jewish people from biblical times to today. The …
  • Alex Gallagher: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) June 16, 2021 5:55 pm The Guardian There’s no way of dressing it up or making it out to be a more noble, onerous pursuit than it is: I am deeply online. In the decade and a half that I’ve been plugged into the mainframe I’ve increasingly developed a concerning Pavlovian response to the …
  • Patek Philippe Reference 3940 perpetual calendar men's watch hits $50,150 in Miller & Miller's Watches & Jewelry auction June 16, 2021 5:23 pm EIN Presswire Also, a Tag Heuer Autavia GMT 2446C watch with a ‘Pepsi’ GMT bezel sold for $17,700 and a 1972 Rolex Reference 1680 red Submariner Date men’s watch hit $24,780. NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 16, 2021 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ -- A Patek Philippe …
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