Chicago mayor: Police ‘are losing the streets’ to major eruptions of violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. (Getty) Lightfoot’s comments also came off the back of one of the city’s bloodiest weekends so far this year, in which more than 40 people shot, nine of them fatally. Right before Independence Day, 50 people were shot. And despite the deployment of an extra 1,200 officers in the city, at least 43 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend, seven of them fatally. OCASIO-CORTEZ CONTINUES TWITTER SPAT WITH TRUMP, LINKS GOP TO WHITE SUPREMACY More than 1,500 extra Chicago Police officers hit the streets, parks and lakefront for the July 4 holiday, typically one of the most violent weekends of the year. Police also executed three separate operations in June that resulted …

Why automation is a feminist issue

Working women are twice as likely as men to lose their jobs to AI, according to a thinktank. Which perhaps isnt surprising, given that most of that work is menial and badly paid According to a new study from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), nearly 10% of Carys Roberts, the author of the IPPR report, tells me: We dont even talk about risks in this area, because there are so many different factors. The primary argument that we make is that this could go in different directions. Technology is not destiny. While women dominate retail and admin, two areas that seem the ripest for automation, in sectors that are low paid, you typically dont get early adoption of …

There’s Going To Be A Lunar Eclipse Tonight – Here’s How To Watch It Live

Today, July 16, 2019, marks 50 years to the day since Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth on its mission to put humans on the Moon for the first time. As if the Moon is letting us know it’s still thinking about us after all these years, parts of planet Earth will be graced with a partial lunar eclipse tonight. The partial lunar eclipse will visible in the UK after sunset at approximately 22:30 BST, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. The skies are forecasted to remain clear of clouds throughout the evening, so about 60 percent of the visible lunar surface will turn a rusty red or grey color around this time.  The spectacle will also be visible across a large part …

Ancient City Discovered Near Jerusalem Is The Largest Neolithic Settlement Ever Found In Israel

A huge ancient city from the Neolithic period has been discovered just outside Jerusalem, and officials say it is the largest city of this period ever found in Israel. The settlement stretches nearly half a kilometer and at its peak would have housed between 2,000-3,000 New Stone Age residents. And yet, incredibly, archaeologists weren’t expecting to find anything there at all. It had been believed that this part of Israel was empty and that settlements of this size only existed on the other side of the Jordan River or the Northern Levant, researchers from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) explained in a statement. Instead, thanks to excavations conducted as part of a project to build a new highway into Jerusalem, …

Devendra Banharts cultural highlights

The musician on his favourite neighbourhood gallery, Cate Le Bons incredible new album and a heroic meditation podcast 1. AppWeCroak This app looks quite cute with its frog icon, but five times a day it puts a banner on your phone saying: Dont forget, youre going to die. When I first saw it, I thought it was going to be dark and intense and a source of anxiety, but what it actually serves to do is disengage me from identifying with my ego and the source of tremendous stress that is this entire existence. It helps me realise that the things that Im concerned about are pretty much insignificant. And if you click on the app, you get a quote …

Why Acosta absolutely had to go

(CNN)Sometimes no deal is better than a bad deal. That is perhaps one of the most important lessons that now former Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should absorb as his career appears to be crashing and burning in the wake of the “Lolita Express,” the nickname accorded to Jeffrey Epstein’s now-infamous corporate jet. The reason is that pedophiles are well known to be repeat offenders. Acosta was an experienced enough prosecutor back then to know that any guilty plea likely to put a pedophile back in circulation where he can damage the lives of even more innocent children is most probably a very bad deal. It is also the kind of plea destined to rebound and destroy the prosecutor’s own reputation …

Researchers Used 30 Years Of Data To Determine Why Florida’s Coral Is Dying. This Is What They Found

Thirty years of unique data collected from Looe Key Reef in the lower Florida Keys shows that large-scale coral bleaching is not just a product of climate change, but an adverse side effect of nitrogen loading caused by improperly treated sewage and fertilizer and topsoil runoff, among other things. This is the conclusion of a study published in Marine Biology. Coral reefs are a fantastically rich source of biodiversity, but also some of the world’s most fragile and threatened ecosystems. Scientific research has shown that they have been declining since the ’70s and roughly 40 percent of coral in the Caribbean basin has been lost in the past four decades alone. A similar story can be seen playing out in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The …

Kumail Nanjiani: Math In The ‘Silicon Valley’ Jerk-Off Algorithm Is All Real

Kumail Nanjiani gave fans the lowdown on that iconic jerk-off algorithm from the “Silicon Valley” Season 1 finale. “They got people from Stanford to do the math. So when you’re looking at the board and all math is there, that’s all real,” said Kumail, who also stars in the Friday release “Stuber” with Dave Bautista. “There’s a lot of things to consider,” he said. “That was my favorite scene to do.” REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

New Bond movie scenes being filmed in Highlands

The property was Glenbogle in the BBC series Monarch of the Glen. Eon Productions, which is making the film for release in April 2020, has been asked for comment. While not commenting specifically on the Bond movie, Highland Council’s film office said it had assisted a number of productions every year. A spokeswoman added: “As well as providing an immediate benefit during filming, many of these productions and, most notably, successful movies or well-known TV series also provide a showcase for the area that brings further tourism benefits.” Image caption The Bond production is shooting scenes in the Cairngorms

In pictures: Led Zeppelin’s first concert, in 1968

Photographer Jorgen Angel documented Led Zeppelin’s first concert, on 7 September 1968, capturing unique images of the band. Image copyright Jorgen Angel Image copyright Jorgen Angel The book also features pictures of the band at other concerts photographed by Angel, seen below. Image copyright Jorgen Angel The band were called the New Yardbirds at the time and were performing at a Danish school youth club. The New Yardbirds comprised the four famous Led Zeppelin members: Image copyright Jorgen Angel Their precursor, the Yardbirds, included Page, playing experimental music such as using a violin bow on his Fender Telecaster guitar, and a number of other influential artists, such as Eric Clapton. Image copyright Jorgen Angel Angel was the house photographer at …

Preterm Birth Affects Personality And The Quest To Find Love As Adults

If someone says coming too early can hinder your love life, they’re probably not thinking of being born before the due date. Yet an enormous meta-study has found preterm babies are less likely to form romantic partnerships as adults and also have fewer children of their own. These effects aren’t inevitable, but currently almost nothing is being done to improve social outcomes for those born early. The health consequences of very early birth are well known, but effects on personality get less attention. People born before 37 weeks are more likely to be shy and withdrawn, which led Dr Marina Mendonça of the University of Warwick to explore how this influences their romantic lives. In JAMA Network Open, Mendonça reports that those born more than …

This Guy Dresses Up As Batman To Save Shelter Animals From Euthanasia And Find Them Loving Families

Step away fake Hollywood superheroes whose superpowers are CGI – we have a real hero in town! They say that not all heroes wear capes, but this one happens to be wearing a cool one. What’s the coolest thing of all is that this superhero is fighting for those who don’t have a voice – animals left in the shelters. 27-year-old Chris Van Dorn has always been a fan of Batman but when he began volunteering for animal rescue organizations around Orlando, Florida, he decided to use this persona to bring attention to the importance of pet adoption. Meet the real-life Batman who’s rescuing shelter animals Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: batman4paws “As a child, I looked up to …

John F. Kennedy was emotionally devastated by his cousin Anthony Radziwills cancer diagnosis, says pal

John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn arrive for a gala awards dinner in New York, in this May 19, 1999 file photo. — Reuters Radziwill lost his battle to cancer on Aug. 10, 1999 at age 40 — nearly a month after Kennedy passed away. Terenzio spoke to Fox News about what it was really like to work with Kennedy and how he was “emotionally devastated” by Radziwill’s cancer diagnosis. Fox News: There are so many myths surrounding your friend John F. Kennedy Jr. What were some that you wanted to address in this documentary and why?Terenzio: I don’t know about myths, but we did want to portray John as the man he was — a leader, a mentor and …

May announces body to tackle social injustice

Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices? Has life expectancy fallen in Britain? Downing Street said it would gather information where there was currently a lack of reliable data, but it would not make policy recommendations. Theresa May said: “I am proud of what we have achieved to make the UK a more just society. “But there is more to be done now and in the years to come, if we are truly to say that this is a country which works for everyone.” She added that policies such as mandatory reporting on the gender pay gap had shown how data could be used to tackle existing cases of injustice. Number 10 said the new body would follow …

Someone Asks People To Share The Worst Career Advice They Ever Got And They Deliver (35 Pics)

Adam Grant, a psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, asked Twitter: “What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received?” and shared his top three worst nuggets to start it off. Turns out he’s not the only one, people hopped on the thread and shared some painfully bad career tips – even Monica Lewinsky responded and we all know how that went. Scroll down to check them out and don’t forget to upvote your favs! Not everyone is blessed to have a mentor to give them sound career advice so below are some tips from the masters. From Forbes Agency Council members to CEOs of the biggest corporations, here are some words of wisdom they have shared over the years. …