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Month: September 2020

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party chief Asaduddin Owaisi has described the acquittal of all 32 accused in the Babri masjid demolition case a sad day and a ‘black day’ in the history of the Indian judiciary.

The AIMIM party chief read out excerpts from the Supreme Court’s November 2019 Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute verdict and said that the apex court called the mosque’s demolition a calculated act of destroying a public place of worship.

While criticising the clean chit to the accused, Owaisi said “I hope the Central Bureau of Investigation takes up and appeals against the judgment. And if does not appeal, I will appeal to the Muslim Personal Law Board to appeal against the verdict, which says there was no conspiracy.”

The world has seen those who made speeches and encouraged people to go ahead and demolish the masjid. The CBI chargesheet had said that on

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By Marc Frank and Anett Rios

a person holding a bottle of wine: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Havana

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Havana

HAVANA (Reuters) – From a restaurant mixing take-away cocktails to a cosmetics company delivering home-made products by bicycle, Cuba’s entrepreneurs – no strangers to hardship – are coping with the coronavirus shutdown in innovative ways.

Except for a few offshore resorts, Cuba’s Communist government has kept its borders shut for seven months to curb the spread of infection and recently placed the capital Havana in lockdown for a second time due to a local surge.

The drastic action has limited deaths from COVID-19 to just 122 on the island of 11 million people, but has all but shut down the vital tourist industry – adding to economic woes from decades-old U.S. sanctions tightened by President Donald Trump.

In Havana’s colonial district, mixing restored historic buildings and urban decay, the once-thronging streets are empty of tourists

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In an effort to promote racial equality, Harvard Business School said it would boost its enrollment of Black students in future classes, hire a chief diversity officer and recruit more Black faculty and staff. The school plans to build more issues of race and diversity into its case-study method of teaching and make conversations about race a higher priority in its curriculum, it said last week.

1. The school recently acknowledged past missteps involving race.

In June, following the national outcry stemming from George Floyd’s death while in police custody, Nitin Nohria, dean of the school, wrote a letter that said past efforts to recruit Black students to Harvard were insufficient. “I apologize that we have not fought racism as effectively as we could have,” he wrote.

2. The number of Black M.B.A. students at the school has stagnated.

For three decades the number of Black students on

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  • The Commission on Presidential Debates — the independent body that sets the rules for the debates — came out with a statement on Wednesday announcing that there will be format and rule changes following Tuesday night’s debate.
  • “Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” they said in a statement.
  • “The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly.”
  • No specific changes were included as possible options, such as muting microphones.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Commission on Presidential Debates released a statement on Wednesday announcing that there will be format and rule changes following Tuesday night’s contest, which was marred by shouting and cross talk.

The CPD is the independent body that sets the rules for the debates.

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5 Social Media Content Ideas for the Fall Season


Coming up with new content ideas for social media can be difficult. If you’re struggling to think of fun social media campaigns, don’t worry. You can use the change of season to get your creative juices flowing.

There’s so much happening in the Fall season; the leaves are changing color, the weather is getting cooler, and there are a number of holidays and events to celebrate like Back-to-School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.

So, let the Fall season inspire you to think up fresh, new content ideas that will catch the attention of your target audience online, boost engagement, and increase sales.

Here are 5 social media content ideas for the Fall season.

1. Create Fall-Themed Images

First, the easiest way to spruce up your social media marketing for the Fall season is to create some Fall-themed images. Simply switching up your images is a great way to celebrate the

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(Bloomberg) — New Jersey reported a 27% positive rate of coronavirus tests in Lakewood, contributing to a recent uptick in the statewide positivity rate to 3%, the highest in months. The NFL postponed a game for the first time after nine members of the Tennessee Titans were infected.


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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he won’t hesitate to impose new restrictions as governments across Europe are tightening measures to battle a Covid-19 resurgence. The Dutch government urged citizens to wear masks, and the Czech Republic issued a 30-day state of emergency to stem a surge in cases.

The Spanish government will order extra restrictions on Madrid and possibly elsewhere to curb the spread in Europe’s hardest-hit nation, after the International Monetary Fund warned the nascent economic recovery is threatened by a second wave of infections.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases top 33.7 million; deaths exceed 1 millionCovid-19 pounds

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On today’s Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, take a look back at the first nine months of 2020, and more importantly, discuss what they’re watching for the rest of the year. Hear what stocks they’ve bought recently, what the election could mean for your portfolio, why third-quarter bank earnings could be the most important yet, and more. Plus, Frankel gives listeners a rundown of the new real estate stock investing service from The Motley Fool’s sister company, Millionacres, and why now could be an especially great time to invest in this beaten-down sector.

To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool’s free podcasts, check out our podcast center. To get started investing, check out our quick-start guide to investing in stocks. A full transcript follows the video.

10 stocks we like better than Walmart
When investing geniuses David and Tom

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Shaquem Griffin ‘full-go, full-blast’ in latest opportunity with Seahawks originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Shaquem Griffin arrived at the VMAC on the morning of Sept. 5 to take his daily COVID-19 test. Somebody gave him notice that he was wanted in John Schneider’s office. The Seahawks GM then notified Griffin that he was being waived.

“(It was) definitely a surprise,” Griffin told reporters on Wednesday. “I was thinking it was a normal day, and I ended up getting waived. That was an adjustment.”

Griffin spent the weekend soul-searching. He had to sift through the mix of emotions. Surprise was followed by disappointment, uncertainty and, understandably, some bitterness and anger. His twin brother Shaquill was there to help him talk things through.

“Having my brother there was pretty big,” Griffin said. “I can admit to that. We sat down, and we talked for so long about ups and downs, pros

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A Border Patrol vehicle parked at an opening in the fence near Brownsville, Texas, Jan. 20, 2019.

A Border Patrol vehicle parked at an opening in the fence near Brownsville, Texas, Jan. 20, 2019.


Two more construction contracts have been awarded to build the border wall in Webb County, together totaling 40 miles and a combined contract value of nearly half a billion dollars.

A contract for 27 miles was awarded to Fisher Sand & Gravel Co., for a contract value of $283,150,000. And another contract was awarded to Southwest Valley Constructors Co. to build 13 miles of barriers for a total contract value of $201,250,000, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday.

These contracts include a 30-foot steel bollard wall, all-weather roads, lighting, cameras and other technology. The government plans for construction to begin in September 2021.

This makes four construction contracts that the federal government

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Who won the presidential debate is in the eye of the beholder as Trump and Biden argue, giving little of substance to voters and both claiming victory.


The raucous debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden turned into a game of alphabet Tuesday when moderator Chris Wallace asked the two candidates whether the U.S. economy is in a V-shaped or K-shaped recovery from the coronavirus recession?

Trump said it was a V while Biden said looked like a K.

The exchange raised a more basic question: What is a V- or K-shaped recovery anyway?

A V-shaped rebound is when the economy contracts sharply but bounces back just as dramatically. Many economists believed this downturn might well be V-shaped because it was triggered by a pandemic that forced the shutdown of restaurants, shops, movie theaters and other businesses, and decimated the airline and hotel industries

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