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Calls grow to evacuate Afghans to Guam as US troops leave

By JULIE WATSON and BEN FOX SAN DIEGO (AP) — In the chaotic, final hours of the Vietnam War, the U.S. evacuated thousands of South Vietnamese who supported the American mission and were at risk under the communist government. As U.S. and NATO forces prepare to depart Afghanistan by Sept. 11, many are recalling that desperate, hasty exodus as they urge the Biden administration to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked as interpreters or otherwise helped U.S. military operations there in the pas...
Tags: Congress, Washington, White House, Uncategorized, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Fox, Afghanistan, Soccer, Taliban, Nato, House, Army, Pentagon


Oath Keeper pleads guilty in Jan. 6 attack; will cooperate

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN A member of the Oath Keepers extremist group pleaded guilty Wednesday in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in a major step forward for the massive investigation into the insurrection. It was also the first guilty plea in the major conspiracy case brought against members of the Oath Keepers. Graydon Young, who was accused alongside 15 other members and associates of the Oath Keepers of conspiring to block t...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Washington, Boston, Virginia, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Tennessee, Biden, Young, Trump, Michael Kunzelman, Capitol, Authorities


Gov. Gavin Newsom, the class clown

As of the latest tally, after a year and change of school shutdowns, only 47% of California students have returned for on-campus instruction, including only 42% of secondary school students. The ‘distance learning’ has been going on for so long some parents have been forced to hire private tutors to teach their children Critical Race Theory and trans-sexual pronoun usage. In Los Angeles County, only 34% of students are back in school, which is just over one-third of students. Not that LAUSD kids...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, John Phillips, Los Angeles County, KABC, Austin Beutner, Newsom, KNBC, UTLA


Harris to visit US-Mexico border area regarding migration

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday will make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, her office announced, after she has faced criticism from members of both parties for failing to go there despite her role leading the Biden administration’s response to a steep increase in migration. Harris will visit the El Paso area, accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, according to a statement Wednesday from Harris senior adviser Symone San...
Tags: Texas, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Ap, Soccer, United States, Homeland Security, Associated Press, Customs, Biden


How A Top Personal Injury Lawyer Is Thriving — And Your Firm Can Do The Same [Sponsored]

Here’s what a prominent firm learned this past year and how it’s positioned itself for success beyond the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Biglaw, Webinars, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, Assembly Legal


Justices rule for cursing cheerleader over Snapchat post

By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a cheerleader over a vulgar social media post. The court voted 8-1 in favor of Brandi Levy, who was a 14-year-old high school freshman when she expressed her disappointment over not making the varsity cheerleading team on Snapchat with a string of curse words and a raised middle finger. Levy was not in school when she made her post, but she was suspended from cheerleading activ...
Tags: Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Levy, Mark Sherman, Stephen Breyer, AP The Supreme Court, Brandi Levy


Report: Law Librarians Play Key Role In Innovation and Legal Tech

A report out yesterday provides further evidence of a trend I have written about several times in recent years — the increasingly instrumental role law librarians play in innovation and technology adoption. The 2021 AALL State of the Profession Report, the second such report published by the American Association of Law  Libraries, compiles data from three surveys to provide quantitative insights on such issues as the impact of COVID-19 in law libraries, diversity, budgets, user services, operati...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, COVID


The wayfinding premium

The second time you rewire a system after finding a hum, it might take two minutes. The first time, the time you figured out what the problem was, it might have taken two hours. Typing a book takes a few days at most. Figuring out what to type might take years. We are either adding value by using our time to do something that’s been done before… or we’re contributing by finding out a way to do something new or create a better path forward. If you’re simply ‘typing’, the work might still...
Tags: Uncategorized, Branding


Morning Docket: 06.23.21

* A class action lawsuit filed against rapper T.I over the sale of cryptocurrency tokens has been dismissed. It looked like he was the real under"doge"... [New York Daily News] * A prominent Connecticut criminal defense lawyer died suddenly earlier this week. [Hartford Courant] * A California appellate judge berated a lawyer for Monsanto over an alleged "distortion of facts" included in Monsanto's brief in a case involving Roundup. [Courthouse News Service] * Vanessa Bryant has settled a l...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Connecticut, Monsanto, Kobe Bryant, Courthouse News Service, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Vanessa Bryant, Morning Docket, Mornig Docket


Mollitiam Industries is the Newest Cyberweapons Arms Manufacturer

Wired is reporting on a company called Mollitiam Industries: Marketing materials left exposed online by a third-party claim Mollitiam’s interception products, dubbed “Invisible Man” and “Night Crawler,” are capable of remotely accessing a target’s files, location, and covertly turning on a device’s camera and microphone. Its spyware is also said to be equipped with a keylogger, which means every keystroke made on an infected device — including passwords, search queries and messages sent via encr...
Tags: Uncategorized, Malware, Spyware, Hacking, Bruce Schneier, Cyberweapons, Key Logging, Mollitiam Industries, Mollitiam


Self-conception

The mirror might not lie, but no one looks at you in the mirror more than you do. Your business or project or life story is intimately known to you. You have lived it. But the outside world will never see all of it, can never see all of it. And so we bump into the disconnect. The disconnect between the thing we know so well and what others have decided based on their own agenda, background and limited experience with us and our work. When they don’t align, we can focus on the quality an...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


Apple Will Offer Onion Routing for iCloud/Safari Users

At this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced something called “iCloud Private Relay.” That’s basically its private version of onion routing, which is what Tor does. Privacy Relay is built into both the forthcoming iOS and MacOS versions, but it will only work if you’re an iCloud Plus subscriber and you have it enabled from within your iCloud settings. Once it’s enabled and you open Safari to browse, Private Relay splits up two pieces of information that — when delivered t...
Tags: Apple, China, Cloud Computing, Uncategorized, Tor, Safari, Philippines, Anonymity, Bruce Schneier


VOTE: Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week, June 25

Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote. Click on the newspaper links bel...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Griffin, High School Sports, Coats, Blackhawks, Brooks, Hart, Arlington, Barstow, Castillo, Rams, Blake Griffin, Wolverines


VOTE: Southern California Girls Athlete of the Week, June 25

Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region. Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote. Click on the newspaper links bel...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, Pasadena, Villa Park, Usc, High School Sports, Marshall, Kelly, Carson, Mustangs, Redmond, Etiwanda, UC Riverside


Does having a teammate who is also being recruited help or hurt you in the athletic recruiting process?

There are some high school programs who are blessed with multiple Division I athletes year after year.  They send a number of players every decade to that level as they have proven to be... The post Does having a teammate who is also being recruited help or hurt you in the athletic recruiting process? appeared first on Recruiting-101. Please click the headline above to read the rest of this Recruiting-101 article!
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport


Two Salesforce-based Legal Tech Companies Combine, As Practice Management Platform Litify Acquires E-Billing Solution LegalStratus

Litify, a law firm practice-management technology built on top of the Salesforce.com platform, has acquired another Salesforce-based legal platform, LegalStratus, which provides e-billing and matter management for corporate legal departments and government agencies. “With their combined resources and expertise, Litify and LegalStratus will give corporate legal departments, government agencies and insurance providers unparalleled transparency and integrated tools to help them optimize operations,...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Litify, Pam Wickersham Litify, Eddie Lott


Knowledge of Medicinal Plants at Risk.

Phoebe Weston writes for the Guardian in journo-apocalyptic fashion: Knowledge of medicinal plants is at risk of disappearing as human languages become extinct, a new study has warned. Indigenous languages contain vast amounts of knowledge about ecosystem services provided by the natural world around them. However, more than 30% of the 7,400 languages on the planet are expected to disappear by the end of the century, according to the UN. The impact of language extinction on loss of ecological kn...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Un, North America, PNAS, University of Kent, New Guinea, University of Zurich, Amazonia, Jonathan Loh, Phoebe Weston, Rodrigo Cámara Leret, north west Amazonia, Neuralink Brain Chip Will End Language


Biden pushes shots for young adults as variant concern grows

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to get younger Americans vaccinated for COVID-19 as concerns grow about the spread of a new variant that threatens to set the country back in the months ahead. The push is underway as the delta variant, first identified in India, has come to represent more than 20% of coronavirus infections in the U.S. in the last two weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. That’s double what it was when t...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Cdc, Washington, White House, India, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Tennessee


Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final Trades: Amazon, Peloton, Exxon & more from CNBC. ...The post Clips From Today’s Halftime Report appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, Cnbc, Amazon Peloton Exxon


Wall Street ticks up, S&P 500 nears record as markets calm

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — The S&P 500 is nudging closer to its record high on Tuesday, while the rest of Wall Street is drifting in mixed trading, as markets continue to calm following last week’s jolt from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 was 0.4% higher in afternoon trading and back within 0.3% of its all-time high set two Mondays ago. It had dropped as much as 2.1% from its record after the Fed said it’s begun making plans to eventually offer less support to markets. T...
Tags: New York, Wall Street, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Treasury, Gamestop, Splunk, Fed, Tupperware, Powell, Congressional, Stan Choe, Jerome Powell, Big Tech, DAMIAN J TROISE


Elizabeth Olsen Auditioned for Daenerys on ‘Game of Thrones’: “It Was Awful”

Elizabeth Olsen is best known for playing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wanda Maximoff (AKA The Scarlet Witch), most recently in Disney+’s WandaVision. What’s less well known, however, is that Olsen had also been in the running for another well-known fantasy character. Before she got the call from Marvel, Olsen auditioned for Game of Thrones’ Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. Olsen’s Worst Audition Ever In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen shared her Game of Th...
Tags: New York, Movies, Uncategorized, Disney, Clarke, Game Of Thrones, Wanda, Vanity Fair, Marvel Studios, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen, Olsen, Khaleesi, Daenerys, Daenerys Stormborn, Wanda Maximoff


The most important rebrand conversations

In last week’s column, we acknowledged that when most organizations think about announcing a rebrand, they often emphasize the wrong place. We worry about the public unveiling and often underestimate the importance of the internal conversations that need to happen first. If you’re a publicly traded consumer goods company like Coca-Cola, then that’s a different story. But for most companies, what will make or break your rebrand is the people closest to you: your employees, key customers, board m...
Tags: Uncategorized, Marketing, Coca Cola, Branding, MMG, Des Moines Business Record, AgencyLife, Agencyowner, Agencymanagement


On the Dynamo and Email

In an article about remote work that I wrote for the New Yorker last year, I pointed to an underground classic research paper titled “The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox.” It was written by a Stanford economist named Paul David, and published in the American Economic Review in 1989. In the article, David performs a close study of the adoption of electric dynamos in factories at the turn of the twentieth century. With the benefit of hindsight...
Tags: College, Stanford, Uncategorized, David, Silicon Valley, Dynamo, American Economic Review, Paul David


Self-conception

The mirror might not lie, but no one looks at you in the mirror more than you do. Your business or project or life story is intimately known to you. You have lived it. But the outside world will never see all of it, can never see all of it. And so we bump into the disconnect. The disconnect between the thing we know so well and what others have decided based on their own agenda, background and limited experience with us and our work. When they don’t align, we can focus on the quality an...
Tags: Uncategorized, Branding


A new decision based on new information

People don’t say yes or change their minds because you persist. That’s because we don’t like to admit we were wrong. If we’re going to go forward, it’s because something has changed. It might be that our situation is different, that the story we tell ourselves is different, that the times have changed or that your offering has. It might be that we trust you more. What’s new?
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized


Read, Share, and Converse to Build Relationships

Each morning I go through my feeds in Feedly, as much for an opportunity to build relationships, as to read and to learn.How so?I read something of interest. I take a money quote from the story or a quote from a person in the story and share it on Twitter. I give the appropriate attribute to the person I quoted, the subject organization and the reporter/blogger who wrote the story by referencing their Twitter handles.Doing so, the subjects see that I shared their news, news about them or what t...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Law, Uncategorized, South Dakota, Feedly, Kevin O Keefe, Megan Raposa, Sioux Falls Simplified, Google News Startups Boot Camp, Google News Initiative Startups Boot Camp, Google News Initiative 's Startups Boot Camp


ASRock Z590 Taichi Motherboard Review

With the Z590 chipset ASRock of course has a Z590 Taichi motherboard. The whole idea behind the Taichi series since it launched was to give you the consumer… The post ASRock Z590 Taichi Motherboard Review appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Uncategorized, Taichi, Taichi Motherboard Review


The Future of Machine Learning and Cybersecurity

The Center for Security and Emerging Technology has a new report: “Machine Learning and Cybersecurity: Hype and Reality.” Here’s the bottom line: The report offers four conclusions: Machine learning can help defenders more accurately detect and triage potential attacks. However, in many cases these technologies are elaborations on long-standing methods — not fundamentally new approaches — that bring new attack surfaces of their own. A wide range of specific tasks could be fully or partially aut...
Tags: Uncategorized, Cybersecurity, Machine Learning, Reports, Bruce Schneier, Center for Security and Emerging Technology


Fast-Moving Fire Threatens Structures In El Dorado Hils

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – A fast-moving fire has prompted the evacuation of residents in an El Dorado Hills community. Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire that has burned more than five acres in the area of Blackstone and Valley View parkways, according to Cal Fire. Structures are being threatened and evacuations are in effect for structures west of Marble Mountain. They urge people to stay away from the area. This is a developing story. CAL FIRE is on scene of a 5+ acre fire burning ...
Tags: Uncategorized, CAL FIRE, Blackstone, El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, Valley View, El Dorado Hills News, El Dorado Hils, Blackstone Pkwy, Marble Mountain Stay