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Dodgers’ David Price opts out of playing in 2020

LOS ANGELES — David Price has become the first Dodgers player to opt out of the 2020 season. The left-hander made his announcement on social media Saturday afternoon, the second day of official workouts at Dodger Stadium. “Dear Dodgers Nation,” Price posted, “After considerable thought and discussion with my family and the Dodgers, I have decided it is in the best interest of my health and my family’s health for me to not play this season. I will miss my teammates and will be cheering for them t...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Soccer, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Red Sox, Los-angeles-dodgers, Ryan Zimmerman, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Friedman, Kershaw, Ramos

Spotlighting our unique times as feds seek to resume execution this month

The New York Times has this article detailing that the first planned executions in nearly two decades are coming at quite a time. The piece is fully headlined "Federal Executions to Resume Amid a Pandemic and Protests: The administration is pressing ahead with the first federal execution in 17 years as demonstrators seek changes to the criminal justice system and lawyers have trouble visiting death-row clients."  Here are excerpts (with one line emphasized for commentary): Daniel Lewis Lee is s...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Law, Congress, Washington, White House, Indiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, New York Times, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Biden, Washington State, Justice Department, Trump

VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative

VA Background Check Expansion Push Ignores Reality and Less-Intrusive Alternative, iStock-884220580 U.S.A. – -( “An Alexandria nonprofit is working to get every state to improve its background checks on gun purchasers, and Democratic lawmakers are taking notice,” a sympathetic ALXNow promotional piece masked as a news report asserts. “Safer Country was founded in 2019 by Alexandria attorney Paul Alan Friedman with the mission of taking firearms away from dangerous people. Friedm...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, Chicago, Democrats, Lewis Carroll, Resistance, Baltimore, Bids, Irs, Alice, Alexandria, Oklahoma City, Background Checks, Friedman, David Codrea

5 BRs, Pool/Hot Tub, Mediterranean Vu; Too Far to Commute to Jerusalem

The United States has put the ambassador to Israel’s Malibu-style seaside estate on the market. It can be yours for only $87 million.
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, United States, Middle East, State Department, Malibu, Mediterranean Sea, Friedman, Shapiro, Abramovich, David M, United States Politics and Government, High Net Worth Individuals, United States International Relations, Jerusalem (Israel

Dodgers announce first 51 in player pool for preseason restart

The most unique season in major-league history made for some unique roster decisions. The Dodgers’ announced the first 51 players in their 60-man ‘player pool’ Sunday afternoon. More players can be added but anyone removed from the list is ineligible for the 2020 season. Thirty will make the season-opening roster in approximately three weeks with that active roster cut to 28 after two weeks of play and 26 two weeks after that. A three-man ‘taxi squad’ will travel with the team for road games. Wi...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, DAVE ROBERTS, Dodgers, Friedman, Cody Thomas, Dodger Stadium, Dustin, Scott Alexander, Clayton Kershaw, RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Why Start-Ups Should Make Use Of Market Research

Whenever you are about to embark on a major life decision or project, you will ask friends, family, or knowledgeable acquaintances their opinion. It can be very useful, but how much more helpful might it be to get the views of a broad cross-section of the public, who aren’t known to you personally? They would be less biased, less affected by your obvious enthusiasm and passion for the project, and less concerned with how the success or failure of your venture could personally affect them. That ...
Tags: Startups, Others, Market Research, Friedman, Startup Advice, Alex Friedman, Jackson Hole Economics

Alexander: Are the Dodgers built for this 60-game sprint?

This will be the most unusual season in Dodgers history. And while that may not set them apart from everyone else in Pandemic Baseball, they do have a higher bar to clear. Remember, this franchise has been around since 1884, and it has given us three men on third base in Brooklyn in 1926 and two runners tagged out at home on the same play 80 years later in a playoff game in New York. But each team about to prepare for this mad 60-game sprint to the finish has its own issues and concerns, and the...
Tags: New York, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, Joe Kelly, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Friedman, Baseball America

Florida Smirked at New York's Virus Crisis. Now It Has Its Own.

In late April, as new coronavirus cases in Florida were steadily decreasing, Gov. Ron DeSantis began crowing how his state had tamed the pandemic.He credited his decision to impose a state-specific quarantine on New York, then the epicenter of the nation's outbreak. The move earned him praise in the White House and the ire of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York.Months later, Cuomo has clearly not forgotten."You played politics with this virus and you lost," Cuomo said Thursday when asked in an int...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Washington, White House, New York Times, Connecticut, National Basketball Association, Andrew Cuomo, Walt Disney World, Donald Trump, Yankees, Nascar, Tampa, South, Cuomo

Dodgers, Twins report some positive tests for COVID-19

Some people in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins organizations have tested positive for COVID-19, officials with the teams said Thursday. Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said on a video conference call that it's “a delicate subject” and he declined to identify those with positive tests. Friedman said it's “definitely possible” some people from the player, staff or front-office ranks may be delayed in reporting to the start of spring training next we...
Tags: News, Sports, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Friedman, Andrew Friedman, Dodgers Twins, Thursday Dodgers

Andrew Friedman acknowledges Dodgers have had positive coronavirus tests

With a week to go before their first formal workout of MLB’s re-started training session, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman acknowledged the team has had members of the organization test positive for the coronavirus. Friedman would not share any specifics of those positive tests — when they occured or whether they involved a player, staff member or front-office staffer. That would be up to the individual to decide. The positive tests, he said, did not result in “symptoms t...
Tags: Florida, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Usa Today, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Alexander, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Friedman, Hodgkin, Scott Alexander

Reasons Why Small Businesses Should be Investing in AI

It’s safe to say that technology is advancing at a blistering pace. We’re using artificial intelligence in many of our daily activities. From asking an Amazon Echo to turn down our lights to asking Siri for the weather forecast over the weekend, more and more of us are depending on AI for daily comforts and enhancements. With that in mind, it stands to reason that small businesses should be focusing more on embracing artificial intelligence. Many big investors and philanthropists already know th...
Tags: Business, Technology, Wordpress, Siri, Right Now, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Friedman, Alex Friedman, Tatiana Shepeleva Shutterstock, Rehan Ijaz

Mixed Signals on Israeli Annexation Reflect Split Among Officials

U.S. and Israeli officials are divided on whether annexation is a means to get Palestinians to the table, or whether the peace plan is a means to get annexation.
Tags: News, Israel, Middle East, West Bank, Jared, Trump, Robert, Palestinians, Netanyahu, Benny, Benjamin, Ron, Jeffress, Friedman, Kushner, Gantz

Activists campaign against third term for Los Angeles DA Jackie Lacey

A pair of Black activists called on several Los Angeles officials Monday, June 22, to withdraw their endorsements of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey in her bid for a third term. The two — Najee Ali of Project Islamic Hope and Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable — directed their call to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, and city council members Herb Wesson, David Ryu and Paul Krekorian. “Lacey and her failure to protect us has ...
Tags: News, La, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Warren, Eric Garcetti, Black, Southern California, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Sen Elizabeth Warren

‘Animorphs’ Transforming Into a Movie for All the ’90s Kids Out There

Even though Goosebumps was the pinnacle of popular books for kids in the 1990s, the Animorphs series wasn’t too far behind. The sci-fi series from author K.A. Applegate focused on five teens and an alien who have the ability to transform into any animal they touch. Using their powers of transformation, they battle a secret alien invasion of Earth by a parasitic, slug-like race of aliens called Yeerks who can control living creatures by merging with their brain through the ear canal. That battle...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Adaptation, Erik, Scholastic, J K Rowling, Tobias, Friedman, Michael Grant, Lucchese, Feig, Goosebumps, Erik Feig, Caitlin Friedman

Erik Feig & Scholastic Developing Animorphs Film Adaptation

Erik Feig & Scholastic developing Animorphs film adaptation Scholastic’s Animorphs novel series is one of the most iconic and long-running of the children’s book publisher and five years after rumors began swirling that Universal was developing a film adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Erik Feig’s Picturestart is teaming with Scholastic for a film. RELATED: All Boys Aren’t Blue: Gabrielle Union Adapting Memoir Into Series PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, Movies, Paul Feig, Erik, Scholastic, Tobias, Friedman, Eisner, Michael Grant, Lucchese, Applegate, Feig, Movie News, Erik Feig, Caitlin Friedman, Katherine Applegate

Silicon Valley's elite wants yet again to abandon land and live on floating cities in the middle of the ocean that operate outside of existing governments

The founder of a Silicon Valley think tank promoting the construction of seasteads — or floating cities that operate independently of existing governments — told The Telegraph that he's seeing an increase in interest. The news comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused an upheaval of office culture, allowing employees to work remotely and unbound from locations near now-closed corporate offices. The Seasteading Institute was founded by ex-Googler Patri Friedman in 2008 and backed by Peter Thiel...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Trends, New Zealand, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Telegraph, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Trump, Valley, Friedman, Thiel, Seasteading Institute, Patri Friedman, Ryan Rzepecki

The Trolls Are Coming. These Books Will Help You Respond.

“This won’t take long,” she said. We sat in the foyer of the church building. She didn’t want to venture any farther. We sat in chairs facing each other while she unloaded on me for my failings as a pastor. “You don’t need to respond,” she said. “There’s nothing you can say. This is the last time you’ll ever see me.” If you’ve pastored for long, you’ve probably faced a similar scenario. Things seem to be getting worse these days with the increasing polarization in our culture and the rise ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Life, Friedman, Ray Ortlund, Pastoring, Marshall Shelley, Edwin Friedman, Steve Cuss

The Only West End Show Still Standing

“Horrible Histories” was meant to be in the West End next month. It’s still happening, just in a castle parking lot 200 miles away.
Tags: England, News, Cameron, Theater, West End, Mackintosh, Friedman, Sonia, Royal National Theater, English National Opera, London (England, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Old Vic Theater, Coronavirus Reopenings, Southwark Playhouse (London, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Play

Tech companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce are taking a stand against systemic racism, but their work with law enforcement could contradict their stances

Tech companies have made public statements condemning systemic racism as protests seek racial justice and an end to police brutality.  But some of those same companies, including Amazon and Microsoft, provide technology to police departments, which disproportionately target Black and brown communities. "People are looking to companies for more than pretty words," one expert said. "People are looking for action at a company level. Companies need to rethink their contracts and hiring practices a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Mit, Fbi, Aclu, Ice, CBP, Salesforce, Customs

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Michigan governor over coronavirus orders

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman in Detroit said on Friday the U.S. Constitution's ban on federal lawsuits by citizens against states barred the Michigan plaintiffs from suing Whitmer in her role as governor. Friedman also said the case had become moot, and the idea that Whitmer might reimpose restrictions was "pure speculation." The plaintiffs, including a landscaper and a married couple who had been unable to travel between their two homes, claimed that Whitmer's orders deprived them of ...
Tags: News, Michigan, Detroit, Friedman, Bernard Friedman, Whitmer

"It is a truth that may be hard to imagine in a world devastated by illness and economic insecurity, riven by racism and unrest, but we will get dressed again."

"Dressed not for the anonymity of the hospital or the essential work force, the heat and heartbreak of the protest, the anomie of the supermarket or the park, but for the next stage catharsis. Capital D Dressed. It is both history and human nature."Writes Vanessa Friedman in the NYT.That offended me a little. I understand she's feeling the pressure to get back to big fashion — very expensive clothes and gala dress-up events — but that doesn't mean that these other things we do while wearing clot...
Tags: Psychology, Fashion, Shopping, Law, Commerce, Vanessa Friedman, Friedman, Ann Althouse

Bruce Jay Friedman, Satiric Author, Playwright, And Screenwriter, Dead At 90

“Mr. Friedman, who also wrote the screenplays for the hit film comedies Stir Crazy and Splash, was an unusual case in American letters: an essentially comic writer whose work skipped back and forth between literature and pop culture. … [His] early novels, short stories and plays were pioneering examples of modern American black humor, making dark but giggle-inducing sport of the deep, if not pathological, insecurities of his white, male, middle-class and often Jewish protagonists.” – The New Yo...
Tags: Art, People, Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman, 06.03.20

Bruce Jay Friedman, Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter of ‘Splash,’ Dies at 90

Writer Bruce Jay Friedman, who received an Oscar nomination for the 1984 comedy “Splash,” died Wednesday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 90. His death was confirmed by his son Josh, who told the New York Times that the cause had not been determined. Friedman, a native of the Bronx, emerged in the 1960s […]
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Obituaries, New York Times, People News, Bronx, Splash, Josh, Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bruce Jay Friedman Oscar

Bruce Jay Friedman, 90, Author With a Darkly Comic Worldview, Dies

An unusual case in American letters, he moved easily between literature and pop culture, including movies like “Stir Crazy" and “Splash,” to great acclaim.
Tags: Movies, News, Theater, Friedman, Books and Literature, Deaths (Obituaries, Writing and Writers, Bruce Jay Friedman, Bruce Jay, A Mother's Kisses (Book, Scuba Duba (Play, Splash (Movie, Stir Crazy (Movie

Netanyahu’s Annexation Plans Meet Surprise Opponent: Israeli Settlers

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to annex much of the occupied West Bank. But now that he can, there are questions about whether he will.
Tags: News, West Bank, Benjamin Netanyahu, Jared, Palestinians, Netanyahu, Benny, Benjamin, Friedman, Kushner, Gantz, David M, Israeli Settlements

Beverly Hills’ famed Rodeo Drive flooded by crowds; stores looted

The Alexander McQueen store in Beverly Hills was vandalized Sunday. Photo: Hunter Lee, SCNG By STEVEN HERBERT | City News Service BEVERLY HILLS — Thousands of demonstrators came to Beverly Hills Saturday as part of a series of protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd, committing multiple incidents of vandalism. Sign-carrying demonstrators chanted “Eat the rich” on Beverly Hills’ famed shopping street Rodeo Drive. Signs carried by protesters included, “George Floyd did not deserve to...
Tags: Business, News, Justice, Minneapolis, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Local News, Alexander Mcqueen, Los Angeles County, Floyd, Friedman, Rodeo Drive, Garcetti

Even shutdowns can’t destroy a relatively free economy

SACRAMENTO – A funny thing happened on the way to the next Great Depression. The government forcibly halted economic activity, shutting most Americans indoors and robbing millions of people of their chance to earn a living as a means to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Yet many of the nation’s economic indicators remain remarkably steady. “By the day after Memorial Day, though, Wall Street had regained some stability, far more than many expected in the darkest days in late March,” the Detroit ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, John Phillips, Detroit Free Press, Friedman, Milton Friedman, Steven Greenhut, R Street Institute, Southern California News Group, Opinion columns, Dovid

Devils Need to Target Gallant, Gronborg in Coaching Search

With the NHL’s 24-team, return-to-play format beginning to move forward, the New Jersey Devils’ 2019-20 season is over, meaning it’s time to begin focusing on next season. Ownership has two significant tasks at-hand: hiring a new general manager and head coach. And the latter seems it’s beginning to shape. In his latest edition of 31 Thoughts, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the Devils are considering four candidates for their head coaching gig — Peter Laviolette, Gerard Gallant, John ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Gallant, Don, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Devils, Red Wings

Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear

Cases Attacking the Second Amendment the Supreme Court Refused to Hear, iStock-1020504756 U.S.A. –-( Because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in cases discussed infra,* had blatantly ignored and dismissed Heller and McDonald precedent, Justice Thomas and the late Justice Scalia, and, later, Justice Gorsuch, were visibly annoyed, angered really, at the failure of the High Court to take up any of the cases, as evidenced in several dissenting comments. These cases include: Silve...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Court, US, San Francisco, High Court, Chicago, New Jersey, States, Circuit, Drake, Jackson, District Of Columbia, Columbia

She Tried to Escape Her Ex—but the Courthouse Was Closed

Erica* was already on edge before the pandemic started. She had recently secured a full stay-away order against her ex, but said he’d already started violating it—calling her late at night, showing up at their child’s school unannounced, sending her threatening texts, according to her recent court petition.Every time she dropped her kid off for a visit, she said, her ex would try to pick a fight. She’d taken to watching behind her back every time she left the house, fearing he would pop out from...
Tags: New York Post, New York, News, New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Nypd, Facetime, Young, Janet DiFiore, Erica, Friedman, Jane Doe, Jennifer Friedman, Diamanti, New York State Unified Court System