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The newspaper that gave Black Britain a megaphone

  • And a recent study by Women in Journalism, a campaigning organization, found that during one week in July not a single story by a Black reporter appeared on the front pages of the 11 most widely read UK newspapers.
  • From its founding, The Voice's vision was that "Britain's fast-growing black community should have a voice amid all the social unrest erupting during the 1970s and early 1980s," the paper's acting managing director George Ruddock wrote in an October 2019 editorial, announcing its move from weekly to monthly publication.
  • More than two decades after the inquiry into his killing, The Voice continues to cover the topic, leading its July issue with a story on systemic racism in policing, which is the subject of a probe by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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Victorians have kept their side of the bargain, has the government?

  • When Daniel Andrews asked Victoria to go to extraordinary lengths to bring under control the coronavirus outbreak that has so crippled the state, it was thought he was being too ambitious.
  • When the outbreak first occurred, Victoria's hopelessly flawed contact tracing regime rated, according to federal officials, was about three out of 10 – with 10 being the "gold standard" system in NSW which has allowed that state to function quite normally while handling far more cases than Victoria has now.
  • The Australian Industry Group's Innes Willox made the extra point that a government so lacking in confidence in its own testing and tracing regime would be prone, after reopening, to shut things down again "at the drop of a hat''.
  • The only plausible explanation for the delay in reopening business is that even after all these months Victoria's contact tracing regime is still substandard.

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Video: Man at Trump Florida rally appears to make white supremacy sign - Business Insider

  • A man who was standing directly behind President Donald Trump during his rally in The Villages, Florida, was filmed repeatedly holding up a hand gesture linked to white supremacy.
  • It is not immediately clear what the man meant to gesture, and Business Insider has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.
  • The gesture, made by connecting the thumb with the forefinger, has become a popular sign used among members of the far-right, including white supremacists, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
  • White House spokesman Judd Deere said at the time the president "did not hear the one statement made on the video" before he shared it.
  • According to Business Insider's Dave Levinthal, The Villages retirement community is a "reliably conservative community where voting rates obliterate national averages." The central Florida retirement community is also a fundraising stronghold.

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Video: Man at Trump Florida rally appears to make white supremacy sign - Business Insider

  • A man who was standing directly behind President Donald Trump during his rally in The Villages, Florida, was filmed repeatedly holding up a hand gesture linked to white supremacy.
  • It is not immediately clear what the man meant to gesture, and Business Insider has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.
  • The gesture, made by connecting the thumb with the forefinger, has become a popular sign used among members of the far-right, including white supremacists, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
  • White House spokesman Judd Deere said at the time the president "did not hear the one statement made on the video" before he shared it.
  • According to Business Insider's Dave Levinthal, The Villages retirement community is a "reliably conservative community where voting rates obliterate national averages." The central Florida retirement community is also a fundraising stronghold.

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Green puppy born with litter of white siblings in Italy

  • Earlier this month, Mallocci's dog Spelacchia gave birth to a litter of five pups -- four of whom were white like their mixed breed mother.
  • The last, a male, was covered in green fur.
  • While the rest of the litter, born on October 9 on the Italian island of Sardinia, are up for adoption, Pistacchio will be staying with Mallocci and his family.
  • Though rare, it is not unheard of for dogs to be born green.
  • Back in January, a white German Shepherd in North Carolina gave birth to an unusually colored pup, whose owners later named him Hulk.
  • The rare phenomenon is thought to happen when light-colored puppies come in contact with biliverdin, a green pigment found in bile.
  • It's the same pigment that makes bruises turn green.
  • It essentially dyes their fur in the womb, and the color fades over time.

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In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

  • Whites surpassed African Americans in Mississippi's overall reported Covid-19 death toll around September 21 for the first time since the state health department started publishing data by race in June.
  • As for racial differences, whereas Dobbs said African Americans accounted for about 60% of cases and deaths early in the pandemic, by June 21, Blacks accounted for about 51% of total cases and deaths, with Whites making up 27.8% of cases and 41.6% of deaths, state health department data show.
  • He says he has no data to back Dobbs' claim that African Americans in Mississippi are more readily social distancing and wearing masks than large numbers of White people -- but he suspects Dobbs is correct, in part because of what he's seen in Jackson, Mississippi's most populous city in a county that is 73% Black.

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When the global struggle becomes our local worry

  • A change of occupant in the White House does not change America's problem with China - or Australia's excruciating political choices on the matter.
  • Much of the local interest extends from the actual presidential election result to what it means for US-China relations and Australia’s ties to the Middle Kingdom.
  • The consensus is that Biden would be more effective in confronting China strategically and more demanding of allies,” White says.
  • But he has never really spoken of China as a strategic rival, and yet he comes into office (assuming he wins on November 3) when the US is facing its greatest strategic challenge since the Second World War. Moreover, “they’re still building aircraft carriers which are very appealing career opportunities for young Chinese submarine commanders, and you can be sure there are plenty of those,” he says.

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Using data for end-to-end microeconomic modeling

  • This post will discuss the following: defining a budget function, deriving a (Cobb-Douglas) production function from a dataset, framing an optimization problem with those functions, solving that problem using Newton’s method, and evaluating the results.
  • Now that we have the company’s budget (equation 2) and the company’s production function (equation 6), we can calculate what quantities of labor and capital the company should use in order to maximize its production.
  • In order to find the optimal quantities of capital and labor, we must find a point in the production function with the highest value.
  • In this post, we were given two pieces of information: a dataset of capital inputs, labor inputs, and production outputs; and a company’s budget.
  • In order to find the quantities of inputs that maximized output, we defined an objective function, and then calculated an extremum.

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University of Texas band won't play its alma mater because it was once performed at minstrel shows

  • Earlier this month, the band's director asked its members to fill out an internal survey asking whether they would be willing to play "The Eyes of Texas" at a football game this Saturday.
  • What's the history behind this song?
  • It's an understatement to say that the song's history is closely connected to the school.
  • The song has been played before and after every single one of the university's sporting events since it was written in 1903.
  • The song was reportedly first performed at the Hancock Opera House by blackface White singers at a minstrel show fundraiser for the university's athletics department in the 1900s.
  • Over the summer, student-athletes released a joint statement, shared on Twitter, saying that they will not participate in recruitment or donor-related events if the university didn't comply with certain demands.

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White supremacist group talked about paramilitary training in secret vetting calls

  • One of the people in the calls trying to join the Base says he is 17 years old and offers his mother's property for a training exercise.
  • The man at the center of most of the calls is Rinaldo Nazzaro, the group's leader, who the SPLC says now lives in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • In the encrypted calls aired on the podcast, Nazzaro said being "pro-White" was the main criteria for membership, adding there were many Nazis.
  • Federal authorities have said alleged members of The Base have talked about forming a White ethno-state and "committing acts of violence against minority communities," including Black and Jewish people.
  • Posts from The Base on social media and physical flyers would seek recruits, and ask about age and military background, with youth an important factor, Paksima said.
  • Those he selected, would then talk in virtual interviews with Base members, often including Nazzaro, according to the SPLC.

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