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Optimism in Times of Adversity: How The Prophet Did It

by Shaykh Abdullah Waheed A man passed by al-Miqdaad ibn al-Aswad , one of the most distinguished Companions of the Prophet . The man said, “How lucky your two eyes that witnessed the Prophet ”. Ibn al-Aswad profoundly responded by saying, Why should anyone wish to witness a scene that Allah did not wish him to see? He does not know what it would have been like if he had witnessed it or which party he would have been among if he went back in time. By Allah! Allah’s Prophet saw people who were t...
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Flint residents can sue the federal government over water crisis, judge rules

Residents of Flint, Michigan, can proceed with lawsuits that had been filed against the federal government in connection with the city's water crisis, a federal judge ruled.
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Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city’s water crisis. Federal Judge Linda Parker didn’t determine whether EPA employees were negligent when Flint’s water system became contaminated with lead in 2014 and […]
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Canadian man gets life sentence for stabbing officer in terror attack at Flint airport

Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian man, was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint, Michigan, airport in 2017 while yelling "Allahu Akbar," the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced Thursday.
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Government seeks life term for Canadian in US airport attack

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for a Canadian man who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer. Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee) is returning to federal court on Thursday. He drove 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) from Montreal in 2017 and arrived at the airport in […]
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Flint getting $77.7M loan to help with water improvements

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint is getting $77.7 million in loan assistance that it was promised in 2017 for infrastructure improvements as it deals with the aftermath of its crisis with lead-tainted water . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it’s providing nearly $140 million in loans to fund water and sewer projects in […]
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For Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer, talk is over

Claressa Shields is trying to get into the head of Christina Hammer. Hammer is trying to stay calm and collected. This is not a surprise. It’s typical of a highly anticipated fight. The two will engage in one when they square off Saturday for the undisputed middleweight championship from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (on Showtime). The two played host to a media luncheon this week, and the trash was talked. “Hammer signed up for something she shouldn’t have signed up for,” said Shields, a two-...
Tags: New York, New York City, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Ireland, Showtime, Boxing, Atlantic City, Detroit, Amir Khan, Hammer, Monterrey, Tijuana, Flint, Madison Square Garden

Attorneys seek 25 years for man in Michigan airport stabbing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers for a Montreal man convicted of stabbing a police officer at an airport in Flint, Michigan, have asked the judge to sentence him to 25 years in prison. Amor Ftouhi (ah-MOOR’ fuh-TOO’-ee) was convicted in November on several charges in the June 2017 attack, including committing an act of terrorism […]
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The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: April 2019

Below you’ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of $500). My Picks This Month 1. Mystery Ranch Packable Backpack. Mystery Ranch — famed maker of badass backpacks — now offers a featherweight packable backpack. The whole 19L pack stuffs down into its own mesh pocket to about the size of a water bottle. The perfect day pack that’s easily packed into a larger bag.  2. Fli...
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Revisiting Chernobyl

I’ve spent the last few years fascinated by the Chernobyl disaster. This fascination partly grew out of my interest in the Flint Water Crisis, which was directly compared to Chernobyl in a story I wrote about it. (One of the things people forget is that Chernobyl poisoned the water table for a huge region.) “Looking Again At Chernobyl” reviews two books: Midnight In Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster, by Adam Higginbotham, and Manual For Survival: A Chernoby...
Tags: Sweden, Chernobyl, Robert, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, Brown, Kate Brown, Elena, Tim Carmody, Intergovernmental Panel, Higginbotham, Adam Higginbotham, United Nations Scientific Committee, Unscear

Ocasio-Cortez Pushes ‘Agenda of Reparations’ at Sharpton Conference

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called on fellow Democrats to pursue an “agenda of reparations” through a dramatic expansion of the welfare state during her remarks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network Conference in New York on Friday.Describing the restructuring of the American economy articulated in her Green New Deal proposal, the freshman Democrat argued that, in addition to combating climate change, the plan would result in a massive redistribution of wealth admin...
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Flint water crisis takes center stage in new play

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The Flint water crisis has been the subject of several documentaries and even a network drama, but now the issue is taking center stage in a new play at the University of Michigan. Playwright José Casas spent nearly three years interviewing more than 80 people in order to create his […]
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How To Set Up A Successful Music Marketing Campaign

In this fourth of AWAL's five part Decoded series on how to effectively allocate money in your music career, we dig into the process behind setting up your next music marketing campaign for success, and hear from multiple industry experts about some of the lessons they learned during their time in the business. __________________________ Guest post from AWAL This is the fourth piece in a five-part Decoded series in which we break down (1) a mental framework to help spend money in the...
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Queen Latifah Will Star, Executive Produce Paper Chase

Queen Latifah Will Star, Executive Produce Paper Chase According to Deadline, Queen Latifah is set to star and executive produce the upcoming teen comedy Paper Chase. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []).addSize(...
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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma has a deep bond with Hornets rookie Miles Bridges

LOS ANGELES — Before the draft last summer, Miles Bridges had never spent much time in Southern California. But after being selected No. 12 overall and landing in Charlotte, he spent a week enjoying a Los Angeles summer. His host? Kyle Kuzma. The two share the hometown of Flint, Mich., and have spent a lot of time on the court together. “I grew up with Kyle,” he said. “Just to see us at this level, it’s definitely a big deal for me.” Averaging 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds off the bench for the Ho...
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Claressa Shields vs. Christina Hammer is what boxing needs

Male boxers always say they want to fight the top opponents in their weight class. As we all know, often it’s just talk. Enter female middleweight world champions Claressa Shields (8-0, 2 KOs) and Christina Hammer (24-0, 11 KOs). They not only want to take on the cream of the crop, they are going to throw down with one another in two weeks – on April 13 – from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (on Showtime). At stake are all four major titles, meaning this is for the undisputed championship. The s...
Tags: England, France, Germany, New York City, Sports, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Ireland, Showtime, Boxing, Atlantic City, Espn, Kazakhstan, Amir Khan, Staples Center

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez schools Republicans on the true costs and beneficiaries of the Green New Deal

AOC's two minute speech in response to Rep Sean Duffy's [R-WI] characterization of environmental concerns as a matter for coastal elites is inspired and heartfelt, and entirely on point: the people at greatest risk from environmental degradation are the poorest and most vulnerable in society, and moreover Duffy -- a wealthy lawyer and TV commentator -- has no business lecturing AOC (a working class New Yorker who was working in a taco joint a year ago and got her first-ever health insurance pla...
Tags: Twitter, Post, New York, News, Christ What An Asshole, Congress, California, Davos, Manhattan, Flint, Aoc, Sean Duffy, Duffy, South Bronx, Climate Justice, Brian Tyler Cohen

The GOP Treats Climate Change Like A Joke. AOC Just Called Them On It.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to make something clear: The U.S. will inevitably end up paying for the effects of climate change, which already disproportionately impact marginalized communities. The question is when and how.During a meeting of the House Committee on Financial Services on Tuesday, Republican Rep. Sean Duffy said Democrats are only interested in helping "rich liberals" and called Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal "absolutely outrageous." The landmark proposal seeks to address ...
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AOC obliterates claim that fighting climate change is 'elitist' in stirring speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's signature Green New Deal may not have gained enough votes in the Senate on Tuesday, but that hasn't stopped a stirring speech of hers from going viral.The New York Congresswoman spoke on Tuesday at a House Financial Services Committee meeting, slamming the idea that the deal and general concern over the environment is "elitist."During the meeting, Republican Congressman Sean Duffy had dramatically argued this very point, saying that the GND would increase the t...
Tags: New York, News, California, Senate, Nasa, Bronx, Flint, Aoc, Sean Duffy, Duffy, House Financial Services Committee, Brian Tyler Cohen, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

PBOT’s biking and walking committees oppose I-5 Rose Quarter project

One of the main points the Oregon Department of Transportation is using to sell their I-5 Rose Quarter project is that it will vastly improve cycling and walking conditions on the surface streets above the freeway. Turns out that’s not exactly the case. The two official committees that advise the City of Portland on cycling and walking strongly oppose the project and recommend a “No Build”. That’s awkward because the Portland Bureau of Transportation is a key ODOT partner and has staked their...
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Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Numerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint, Michigan. The Flint Journal reports the water was found by two people who were inside an old school next to the former St. Agnes Church. Jimmy Cowell shared his video with the newspaper. He says he was […]
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Elon Musk Makes Surprise Visit To Flint, Michigan Elementary School

An anonymous reader quotes the Detroit Metro Times: Tech billionaire Elon Musk surprised students at an assembly at Flint's Doyle-Ryder Elementary School on Friday, announcing the creation of a new STEM-focused junior high school and inviting some students to tour his SpaceX rocket factory in California... Students will be selected by the district based on academic merits, with funding for the trip provided by the Musk Foundation. "My hope is to inspire the students of Flint to want to make th...
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Erie Hack Aims to Solve Lake’s Challenges with Tech-Driven Solutions

Even though Michigan is surrounded by one of the world’s most abundant sources of freshwater, it’s still plagued by water-related challenges, such as the Flint water crisis, high lead levels in the water at Detroit public schools, and PFAS contamination. And with the Trump administration looking to cut federal funding for Great Lakes water restoration by 90 percent in its latest budget proposal, one could argue the situation may grow more precarious.It’s with that in mind that six cities in the...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Tech, Innovation, Michigan, Cleveland, Detroit, Water Pollution, Water Technology, Trump, Flint, Flint Water Crisis, NASA Glenn Research Center, Erie, Toledo OH

Electronic Health Records: a murderous, publicly subsidized, $13B/year grift by way of shitty software

In 2009, the bipartisan HITECH Act pledged $36 billion to subsidize the adoption of Electronic Health Records throughout America's fragmented, profit-driven health system, promising that the system would modernize American health care, save $80 billion (and countless lives), and deliver a host of other benefits; a decade later, the EHR industry has blossomed from $2B to $13B, and adoption is up from 9% to 96%, and it's a catastrophe. Part of the problem lies in the structure of the HITECH ...
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Alex Caruso has been a bright spot in Lakers’ rough patch

NEW YORK – It was supposed to be a basketball game at Madison Square Garden – not a fight. Tell that to Alex Caruso’s jaw. The shot the second-year guard took from Allonzo Trier’s elbow was one of many bruises he acquired on Sunday afternoon, sprawling out while taking charges and trying to finish around the likes of DeAndre Jordan. But he kept getting up – a spirit that has been in short supply during a challenging Lakers season. He evaluated his wounds afterward with a characteristic nonchalan...
Tags: New York, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Duke, Rajon Rondo, Lakers, Flint, Madison Square Garden, The Lakers, Rondo, DeAndre Jordan, Caruso, Brandon Ingram

2018-19 Erie Otters: A Season of Pain, Pride and Promise

The Erie Otters fought with everything they had all season. In the end, it was not quite enough to qualify for the OHL Playoffs. With a chance to make the playoffs during the final week of the season, the Otters had four chances to make something happen in the standings. But due to an incredibly difficult schedule which included playing seven games in 10 days, they ran out of gas. Despite falling just short, it doesn’t take away from what the Otters almost accomplished. Consider for a second wha...
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LeBron James has last shot blocked as Lakers are swept by lowly Knicks

New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan, left, dunks the ball over Los Angeles Lakers’ JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) New York Knicks’ Kevin Knox, top, scores during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) dunks during the first h...
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Windsor Spitfires’ Weekly: The Final Countdown

It all comes down to two. After 66 games, the Windsor Spitfires’ season will be determined by six periods, plus a little help from other teams. After a regular season that featured plenty of ups and downs, this Jekyll and Hyde team had another strange weekend with two losses and a surprising win. It wasn’t what they had planned but that’s been their story. Now, the Spitfires can only control so much as the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference nears the finish line...
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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma, JaVale McGee nurse their Flint connection

DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons played closer to his hometown when Kyle Kuzma was growing up, but it was still hard for him to get to Auburn Hills from Flint. He didn’t usually have the money to go, anyway. The commute has only gotten longer, and community struggles in Flint have only gotten harder since those days. But Kuzma was heartened to see special guests for Friday’s game in Detroit: a group of children from his native city. “A lot of those kids were at my camp this summer, so they were ver...
Tags: Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Lakers, Flint, Pistons, Tom Gores, Auburn Hills, JaVale McGee, McGee, Kyle Kuzma, Kuzma

Flint shows danger of scientific dark age

After comedian Michelle Wolf ended her monologue at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner with the resounding mic drop: "Flint still doesn't have clean water," a parade of celebrities, including Alyssa Milano, Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore and Omarosa Manigault, shared similar proclamations.
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