False information surrounding Black Lives Matter is being shared by some Hispanics through radio and group chats
A Spanish-language station in Miami shared false information regarding the Black Lives Matter organization.
Read More: Threat over BLM mural prompts UNC campus to issue a shelter-in-place order
The New York Times reported that Spanish language radio host Carinés A. Moncada claimed that BLM founders practice “brujería” or witchcraft in an attempt to sway voters. She said that information justified her claims that the movement is destructive. According to the report, the broadcaster learned her information from News Punch, a website that publishes and amplifies conspiracy theories.
“Because they are vibrating with the devil. They are vibrating with negativity. They are vibrating with the dark,” she said, according to the Times. “And whoever votes for [Joe] Biden, unfortunately, is supporting that.”
ATLANTA, GA — Health experts in Georgia say they’re concerned that COVID-19 hospitalizations may be increasing. There was no way of knowing whether that was true Wednesday, though, because the state’s online dashboard was stuck most of the afternoon.
As of 6:45 p.m., Wednesday’s coronavirus statistics from the Georgia Department of Public Health had yet to be posted because of a “technical issue,” according to the department’s website. Normally, statistics are posted daily at about 3 p.m.
Meanwhile, the chief medical officer of one of Atlanta’s biggest hospitals said he’s starting to see a slight increase in coronavirus cases arriving in intensive care.
“We’ve gone back up a little bit over the last several days,” Dr. Robert Jansen of Grady Memorial Hospital said Wednesday to Atlanta news station WSB-TV.
Jansen told WSB-TV’s Carol Sbarge that he’d heard the same thing from other metro Atlanta hospitals. He urged everyone to continue
The company, led by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman, confirmed that it intends “to wind down its business operations and initiate a process to sell its assets.” The shutdown comes just a little over six months after Quibi launched in April, at the front end of the COVID pandemic’s sweep across the U.S.
Quibi determined that due to “the changed industry landscape and ongoing challenges, it was clear that the business would not be able to continue operating for the long-term on a standalone basis,” according to its announcement.
Following Quibi’s shutdown, the remaining funds in its coffers — from the $1.75 billion in funding it raised from Hollywood studios, tech companies and other investors — “will be returned to its investors as specified in the company’s operating agreement,” the company said in a statement.
It made for fast-paced, dramatic and visceral television — and yet it was merely a simulation. From the digitally superimposed rubble of mangled cars, shredded trees and tattered remnants of homes and businesses, Cantore explained the importance of heeding lifesaving warnings issued before the onset of such violent weather.
And in the blink of an eye, he was back in the studio — flanked by a news desk, paneled monitors and a decorative vase.
The thrilling presentation was lauded by media critics, many heralding it as the future of television weather storytelling. The network even took home an Emmy for best medical or science reporting at the 40th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards in 2019.
Since then, the Weather Channel has rolled out a dozen or more immersive mixed reality, or IMR, explainers, digitally transporting their meteorologists to the scene of fire tornadoes, hurricane-driven storm surges and ferocious thunderstorms.
According to a CNN report, President Trump is allegedly pressuring the Department of Defense to give Rivada Networks, a company with several well-known Republican investors, what is basically a no-bid contract for extremely valuable mid-band 5G spectrum.
That’s a mouthful, but here’s the gist: Rivada currently has a “request for proposal” (RFP) that would bypass a competitive bidding process for the DoD’s 350 megahertz spectrum. The White House, CNN reports, has purportedly been working to fast-track that RFP.
What’s troubling about this is it appears that Trump is likely helping Rivada because he’s been encouraged to pressure the DoD into sharing its 5G network for commercial use by prominent Republicans, including Newt Gingrich. Karl Rove also reportedly told Trump to help Rivada out, according to CNN. Rove also happens to be an investor and lobbyist for Rivada. Peter Thiel—noted vampire
Tesla sent out the first “Full Self-Driving” beta software update to a select group of customers this week, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Tuesday. On an earnings call Wednesday, Musk said more Tesla owners would get the update as the weeks progress, with the goal of a “wide release” by the end of the year.
Only those customers in Tesla’s Early Access Program will receive the software update, that will enable drivers to access Autopilot’s partially automated driver assist system on city streets. The early access program is used as a testing platform to help iron out software bugs.
FSD beta rollout happening tonight. Will be extremely slow & cautious, as it should.
One of Canada’s most heavily funded early stage technology companies, quantum computer developer D-Wave Systems, undertook a costly refinancing this year that wiped out most of the value of some long-time investors, including the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and fund giant Fidelity Investments, according to public filings and three sources.
The US$40-million financing, including US$10-million from new investor NEC Corp., came as part of a capital restructuring that cut D-Wave’s valuation to less than US$170-million before the receipt of funds, down from about US$450-million, the sources familiar with the company said. The Globe and Mail is not disclosing their identities as they are not authorized to speak on the matter.
Existing investors who participated – including Montreal-based Public Sector Pension Investment Board
DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said it has sold out the first year’s worth of its hulking GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck after a splashy video reveal on Tuesday.
The GMC website showed a “reservations full” banner over the Hummer EV “Edition 1,” due to start production in the fall of 2021. The next version of the truck, the $99,995 Hummer EV 3X, is not scheduled to begin production until the fall of 2022.
The least expensive Hummer EV, starting at $79,995, is scheduled to go into production in the spring of 2024, GM said.
The Hummer EV was designed and engineered in 18 months, GM officials said during a presentation on Wednesday. The brawny truck can “crab walk” sideways on rough terrain using its four-wheel steering system, and has a “Watts to Freedom” mode that
County recognizes Nasatka’s 45 years of contributions to the perimeter security industry
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Commendation for Nasatka Security
Tampa, Fla., Oct. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasatka Security CEO John Scolaro announced today the company was presented with a commendation from the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners via a virtual board meeting. The commendation recognizes significant contributions of businesses to the people of Hillsborough County.
Nasatka’s commendation was presented by the Honorable Sandy Murman, Commissioner of District 1, recognizing Nasatka’s 45 years of providing superior perimeter-access-control security to defend and protect our community and beyond. The company provides the most sophisticated protective barriers and technological systems for the government, military, DOD, commercial, energy, aviation, maritime, and many other mission critical industries around the world.
“We’re honored to be recognized by the Hillsborough County Board of
LONDON (Reuters) – PayPal Holdings Inc
said on Wednesday it will allow customers to hold bitcoin and other virtual coins in its online wallet and shop using cryptocurrencies at the 26 million merchants on its network.
The new service makes PayPal one of the largest U.S. companies to provide consumers access to cryptocurrencies, which could help bitcoin and rival cryptocurrencies gain wider adoption as viable payment methods.
The San Jose, California-based company hopes the service will encourage global use of virtual coins and prepare its network for new digital currencies that central banks and companies may develop, President and Chief Executive Dan Schulman said in an interview.
“We are working with central banks and thinking of all forms of digital currencies and how PayPal can play a role,” he said.
U.S. account holders will be able to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies in their