first_imgBannon suggested in a video posted on November 5 that FBI Director Christopher Wray and government infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci should be beheaded, saying they had been disloyal to US President Donald Trump, who last week lost his re-election bid to Biden.“I’d put the heads on pikes. Right. I’d put them at the two corners of the White House as a warning to federal bureaucrats. You either get with the program or you are gone,” Bannon said in the video.Facebook removed the video but left up Bannon’s page, which has about 1,75,000 followers. Twitter banned Bannon last week over the same content.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told an all-staff meeting on Thursday that former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon had not violated enough of the company’s policies to justify his suspension when he urged beheading two senior US officials, according to a recording heard by Reuters.Zuckerberg acknowledged criticism of Facebook by President-elect Joe Biden but said the company shared some of the Biden team’s same concerns about social media. He urged employees not to jump to conclusions about how the new administration might approach regulation of social media companies.- Advertisement – Avaaz said seven of the largest pages had amassed nearly 2.5 million followers. Stone said Facebook had removed “several clusters of activity for using inauthentic behaviour tactics to artificially boost how many people saw their content.”Bannon could not immediately be reached for comment.Zuckerberg spoke on the issue at a weekly forum with Facebook employees where he is sometimes asked to defend content and policy decisions. A staff member had asked why Bannon had not been banned.Another employee asked how Facebook was handling criticism of Facebook by Biden and members of his team. Biden told the New York Times in December last year that he had “never been a fan of Facebook” and considered Zuckerberg “a real problem.”The incoming administration was “not monolithic,” Zuckerberg said. “Just because some people might talk in a way that’s more antagonistic to us, it doesn’t necessarily mean that speaks for what the whole group or whole administration is going to stand for.”Arrested in August, Bannon has pleaded not guilty to charges of defrauding hundreds of thousands of donors to the $25 million (roughly Rs. 200 crores) “We Build the Wall” campaign. Bannon has dismissed the charges as politically motivated.As Trump’s chief White House strategist, Bannon helped articulate Trump’s “America First” policy. Trump fired him in August 2017, ending Bannon’s turbulent tenure.© Thomson Reuters 2020Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. “We have specific rules around how many times you need to violate certain policies before we will deactivate your account completely,” Zuckerberg said. “While the offenses here, I think, came close to crossing that line, they clearly did not cross the line.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said the company would take further action against Bannon’s page “if there are additional violations.”Last Friday, Facebook took down a network of other Bannon-linked pages that were pushing false claims about the presidential election, after they were flagged to the world’s biggest social media company by activist group Avaaz.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img:10—Now do you understand, now do you see the difference? Yes this is and has been a great Pgh Steeler Defense…But mmmmmmaannn this “D” is nothing like the ORIGINAL STEEL CURTAIN FROM BACK IN THE DAY, TRUST ME! Joe Greene, L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Robin Cole, Mel Blount, J.T. Thomas, Dwayne Woodruff …they would have none of this nonsense…and you know it!!! :09—In the Locker Room this week two of my long time partners, Don Patterson, the Godfather of “Keeping The Funk Alive” and James “Dr. J” Johnson the founder, owner, and director of the Afro American Music Institute along with his wife Pam. They’re reading Overtime every week now between programs and projects…you know they stay busy.:08—Look you know I don’t care about the Red Sox bouncin’ their Manager Terry Francona. I don’t like nothin’ in Boston…not the Celtics…not the baked beans and especially not the Box Red Sox… I am a New York Yankees man…mmmaaannn!!:07—Ok help me understand. Chief Nate Harper and the Pittsburgh Police Department are trying to make the Little League Football games in Homewood safer for our kids by getting unwanted and unrelated spectators off the sidelines and your mad because …???:06—Do you not see a pattern here? The NFL cancelled half their pre-season now the NBA is doing the same. This is no coincidence they’re saving money…take it to the bank. I don’t know how, but they are!:05—Ok, ok, here’s the Top 10 List…now shut up! Top 10 Football Players of all time…you can’t touch this!!! 1. Jim Brown 2. Jerry Rice 3. Lawrence Taylor 4. Joe Montana 5. Joe Greene 6. Dick Butkus 7. Mel Blount 8. Brett Farve 9. Terry Bradshaw 10. Gayle Sayers:04—You can roll Bradshaw, Montana, Unitas and Elway into the same package but if you can’t protect your $100 million dollar quarterback you can’t win…period…end of story!:03—Your Pittsburgh Penguins start the regular season this week…your Pittsburgh Pirates post another losing season…that’s all I got.:02–If you’re not on board with the Rayco “War” Saunders Boxing Showcase you’re missing the action. Another great card and another great crowd over on the Southside is coming at ya again Nov. 17.:01—You know what’s up. It’s the Champions New First Friday Par-Tay, Friday, Oct. 7 at The Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville up behind K-Mart in the Mall, Cash Bar, Cash Kitchen, Old School D.J. Mean Gee, Over 30 only—I.D. Required, The Best Vendors with the Best Goods, Honoring Special Ole School Guests, and yes, Richard Portis, the Fabulous Diamond Models will be there. $10 Donation Benefits The Champions Toys for Tots Christmas Party and Toy Giveaway.~ Game Over ~ BILL NEAL last_img read more

first_imgThe Tamburello Family of Tinton Falls traveled to Trenton on Monday to claim their $70 million price in the Powerball lottery.TRENTON – The NJ Lottery introduced the states newest multimillionaires on Monday when Tinton Falls residents Joseph and Celeste Tamburello claimed their $70 million prize from the March 21 POWERBALL game draw.The Tamburellos did not know that they had the winning ticket until Friday evening. Joseph was on the phone with his sister when she asked if he knew that the POWERBALL winning ticket had been purchased at their local pharmacy, Little Silver Family Pharmacy. “I had no idea about where the winning ticket came from until my sister told me. That’s where I always buy my lottery tickets,” recalls Joseph.  Immediately Celeste went online to look up the winning numbers. She read the numbers off  to her husband one at a time.  With each number Joseph became more and more excited until he “jumped out of his seat like his butt was on fire asking what the Powerball number is,” recalls Celeste. Shocked and thrilled that they were holding the winning ticket, Celeste says, “I am going to trade in my creampuff Saturn for a brand new Cadillac!”  Joseph is looking forward, “to taking an amazing cruise vacation with my wife.”“Congratulations to these fortunate lottery players who purchased the winning ticket and to the retailer who sold it,” said the Lottery’s Executive Director Carole Hedinger. “For selling this $70 million ticket, the retailer has become another of the Lottery’s ‘lucky locations’ overnight.”In addition to the Garden State’s jackpot winner, 20,545 other New Jersey players took home $115,960 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200, according to Hedinger.The winning numbers for the Wednesday, March 21 drawing were: 32, 43, 53, 55, and 56.  The Red POWERBALL number was 06.  The POWERBALL jackpot will reset to $40,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, March 24 at 11 p.m..  Watch live drawings on the New Jersey Lottery’s website (NJLottery.net) or on the NJ Lottery’s official Facebook Page.last_img read more

first_imgWinter is just around the corner . . . non believers simply look outside.And rather than hiding inside for the next few months, why not get outside and enjoy winter this year by hitting the slopes with your Grade 4 and 5 children.Skiing and snowboarding are two of Canada’s most popular winter sports and one of the best ways to stay active this winter.Don’t let kids hibernate this season. Once they feel the pride and exhilaration of zooming down the hills they won’t want to stay home and play video games. Keeping your children healthy and active should never be a strain on your pockets and the Canadian Ski Council along with ski areas from across the country want to help. Pick up a Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass and find hundreds of ways to save this winter.The SnowPass is valid from December 1 to the end of the ski season. For the first time ever, the SnowPass is now national and can be used at over 150 ski areas all across Canada.SnowPass registration can now be completed online at www.snowpass.ca, complete the registration form, upload a photo, proof of age/grade and pay a small administration fee of $29.95 including taxes. Applications are open to anyone in grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2002 and 2003).  Your child’s very own SnowPass will be mailed straight to your door giving you hundreds of ways to save this season.The SnowPass program offers you hundreds of opportunities to get your children out of the house and onto the slopes!To learn more about the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass online go to www.snowpass.ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.Application forms are also available from elementary school teachers or at participating Sport Chek stores Canada-wide.This year’s program begins December 1.last_img read more

first_imgMurdoch leading Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday in Grand Forks against division-rival Border Bruins as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League resumes play.According to Leaf coach Dave McLellan, the Leafs had better be prepared to face a Bruins team desperate to get back into the divisional race after losing four of the past six games.“Grand Forks is a team that is going through a tough time after starting pretty well,” McLellan said when asked about the weekend set, which concludes Saturday at home against Golden Rockets.“They’re a team that has got to start winning or you’re going to see them start to make some changes so we better be ready to play them.”Grand Forks opened the season winning two of three games before going on a slide, dropping six straight games.The Bruins are led by Max Newton, tied for third in KIJHL scoring with 10 goals and 13 assists.The roster also includes Nelson Minor Hockey product Coleton Dawson.Saturday Nelson returns home from a five-game road trip to play Golden.The Rockets, 8-6-0-1, currently sit third in Eddie Mountain standings, two points behind division leading Kimberley Dynamiters.Gritty win in SicamousLeaf coach Dave McLellan needed all hands on deck to secure Sunday’s win in Sicamous after the flu took over the dressing room. A list of casualties included starting goalie Brett Soles, who had to leave the game after the second period.Soles was replaced by back up Adam Maida, who had a bounce-back game after being hung out to dry by his teammates two nights earlier in 100 Mile House.“It was good to see Adam play well for us against Sicamous,” said McLellan, adding a few players also needed to have a bucket on the bench in case of an emergency.“We put him in a pretty tough position in 100 Mile House. But he came in for Soles and played great for us.”Prince Albert prospect Williamson a great additionLeaf coach Dave McLellan was impressed with the play of rookie Dylan Williamson.The 16-year-old the 6-foot, 160-pound forward, who had to wait until paper work was completed before being allowed to play for Nelson after coming to the Leafs from Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League, is a tough to handle for opposing forwards.“Dylan has good vision and his bigger body is a load for the opposition to handle,” McLellan said.Williamson had four points in three games for the Leafs.Leafs still searching to improve team but trade will not include defencemenNelson skipper McLellan said the Leafs are still in the market to improve the team.However, any moves won’t include the Leafs strong defensive core.“Things are heating up,” he said. “Teams are still trying to solidify small pieces of their rosters and we’re actively searching for ways to help our team.”McLellan said almost every day he gets a call inquiring about his solid defensive core, that has Nelson near the top in goals allowed in the league.last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-based Merrimack Valley A Cappella, a 45-member award-winning all-femaile a cappella chorus, is hosting a Young Women Singers Workshop this summer.Young women (ages 13-19) from Wilmington and surrounding communities are invited to participate. They’ll learn how to sing “Roar” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” while receiving free vocal production coaching. Sheet music and and audio learning media will be provided.Workshops will take place on Thursday evenings —  June 20, June 27, July 11, and July 18 — from 7pm to 9pm at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue). July 18 will include a performance for family and friends.RSVP to info@merrimackvalleychorus by May 30. A $15 deposit is required for learning materials. The deposit will be refunded upon completion of the workshop. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMerrimack Valley A Cappella To Perform At Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”Wilmington-Based Merrimack Valley Chorus Is Looking For New MembersIn “Community”Wilmington’s Merrimack Valley Chorus Seeking New MembersIn “Community”last_img read more