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From blackface to ‘values’, race becomes more overt issue in Canada election

“In recent Canadian election campaigns, the issue of race lurked below the surface but was less overt” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Mendes cited the PPC’s platforms and a controversial Quebec law that bans certain public employees from wearing religious symbols such as turbans, hijabs and Jewish skull caps in the predominantly French-speaking province. Source: 95kqds.com

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Muslim families not allowed to board NYC Ferry after being labeled a ‘security issue,’ complaint says

“NYC Ferry employees refused to allow three Muslim families to board a ferry because of a “security issue,” according to a discrimination complaint filed with the New York City Commission on Human Rights on Tuesday” writes Ali Gostanian Is for nbcnews.com. When one of the women asked why they were not allowed to board, an NYC Ferry employee told her that security had informed him that they could not board the ferry.After all the other passengers boarded, the women and their children attempted to board but were stopped by NYC…

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‘South Park’ creators issue a mocking ‘apology’ to China after the show was reportedly banned in the country

“The creators of “South Park” have issued an “apology” to China after the show’s most recent episode mocked the country’s censorship and Hollywood’s reliance on its theatrical market for movies” writes Travis Clark for businessinsider.com. The NBA issued a statement that said it was “regrettable” that Morey’s views “deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Apple says some iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices have a problem that makes it so they can’t turn on, but it says it will fix them for free

“Apple has determined that certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices may not power on due to a component that may fail,” Apple says on a website dedicated to the issue” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. “This issue only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between October 2018 to August 2019.”.  Source: businessinsider.com

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Trump to issue executive order ‘protecting’ Americans from Democrats’ ‘Medicare for All’ proposals

“The executive order, which he is scheduled to discuss at a speech in Florida later Thursday, is intended to bolster Medicare Advantage, private Medicare insurance for seniors that currently covers 22 million people, senior administration officials said on a call with reporters” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Oval Office of the White House on October 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday making changes to the Medicare program to “protect” Americans…

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Legal effort to pre-empt state’s flavored vaping ban falls short

“Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens was asked Tuesday, Oct. 1 to issue an injunction, but she took no action during a hearing” writes John Tunison for mlive.com. PETOSKEY, MI — Just hours from the expected start of a state ban on flavored e-cigarettes, a Northern Michigan judge decided not to act on an emergency request to stop it. On Monday, another judge in Grand Rapids also declined to issue a temporary restraining order sought by a company called Mister E-Liquid. Source: mlive.com

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A vital Boeing 737 Next Gen part that attaches the plane’s body to its wings is having a ‘cracking issue’

“Boeing’s website lists more than 100 airlines as 737 NG customers, including American Airlines, Delta Airlines, EgyptAir, RyanAir, and Southwest Airlines” writes Ashley Rodriguez for businessinsider.com. Boeing reported the issue to the FAA after it discovered the cracks while modifying a “heavily used aircraft,” according to the statement.Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has discovered a “cracking issue” in a vital part of its Boeing 737 Next Generation planes that connects the body of the aircraft to its wings, Charlie Harger at CNN affiliate KOMO first reported.Boeing said in a statement it has…

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Kamala Harris said that as president, she would likely prohibit the son or daughter of her vice president from serving on the board of a foreign energy company, as former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter did for a Ukrainian gas company.

“Kamala Harris said that as president, she would likely prohibit the son or daughter of her vice president from serving on the board of a foreign energy company, as former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter did for a Ukrainian gas company” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Harris quickly emphasized that she sees the issue of Hunter Biden’s board position as a “distraction” from what she sees as Trump’s wrongdoings. Elizabeth Warren said earlier this week that her ethics plan would not allow her vice president’s child to serve on a foreign energy…

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Eight companies plan to issue securitisation bonds in upcoming period

“The first is related to the second step of the bonds of the NUCA securitisation for EGP 4bn” writes Alyaa Stohy for dailynewssegypt.com. Securitisation is a financial process where sukuk, with the value of the assets issued, brings revenues which are then sold to investors.He pointed out that the approval of the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) to issue a short-term bond segment for his company, which is the first of its kind in the activity of securitisation bonds.This is in addition to another securitisation operation for Raya Holding, which is…

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Candace Owens tells Congress: White supremacy not even a top 100 issue for minorities

“Right-wing activist Candace Owens testified before Congress on a hearing for combating white supremacy, claiming it’s not a top issue for minorities in the United States” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Owens, 30, said black-on-black crime and the war on masculinity were two issues more important to black Americans than white supremacy.”If we’re going to have a hearing on white supremacy, we are assuming that the biggest victims of that are minority Americans,” Owens said Friday before the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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