May 17, 2022

Belarus Set to Amend Non-Nuclear Constitution Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Belarus is set to make amendments to its non-nuclear constitution to allow for nuclear weapons after a referendum was held on Sunday amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Belarus Central Election Commission said that voter turnout stood at 78.61 percent, of which 65.2 percent voted in favor of the change. The amendments give Belarusian President…

New York Orders Russia Sanctions, Invites Ukrainian Refugees

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order Sunday forbidding her state from doing business with Russia, including cancelling its investments there. The governor also said New York will welcome Ukrainian refugees in response to Russia’s invasion, noting at a press conference in Albany that her state is home to the largest Ukrainian…

US Coast Guard suspends search for woman who went overboard on cruise ship

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Sunday that it suspended its search for a woman who fell overboard off the coast of Mexico on a cruise ship that departed from Southern California last week.  “After 31+ hours of searching, #USCG assets are standing down pending additional information,” a Coast Guard tweet read. “USCG conducted first light […]

Seattle Public Schools to Cut 140 Bus Routes as Vaccine Mandate Drives Staff Shortages

Some 140 school bus routes are being suspended in Seattle, Washington on Monday, as the statewide COVID-19 vaccination mandate takes effect for school district workers, including school bus drivers. Seattle Public Schools (SPS), which serves more than 52,000 students, announced last week the plan to suspend as many as 142 bus routes. The district said…

IClick Interactive Asia Shares Pop On Higher Takeover Offer

A man walks out of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong offices in the Central district of Hong Kong on Sept. 11, 2019. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images) iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. revealed receipt of another takeover offer dated Oct. 13 from Infinity Equity Management Co. Ltd via special purpose vehicle (SPAC) at $7.50…

The Campus ‘Diversity’ Menace Comes to Yale

Commentary It is increasingly obvious that modern Americans universities, which are less institutions of unfettered intellectual pursuit than they are “madrasas of wokeness,” to borrow from the Independent Women’s Forum’s Inez Feltscher Stepman, are unsalvageable in most present manifestations. Though there are notable exceptions, many American universities are actually worse than unsalvageable. On-campus debauchery spoils…

China Property Shares Stumble on Tax Worry, Signs of Weakness

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI—Chinese property shares fell on Monday, as Beijing pushed ahead with plans for a property tax and amid fresh signs of weakening in the real estate market. Chinese developer Kaisa Group’s coupon payment for a dollar bond and the central bank’s efforts to calm nerves over China Evergrande Group’s debt woes, helped in part…

Family Files $20 Million Lawsuit Against Disney Cruise Line; Allege Toddler Sexually Assaulted at Ship’s Daycare

A Vermont couple has filed a federal lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line for $20 million, alleging that their three-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by an older child at a daycare facility on the ship as a result of poorly trained employees and understaffing at the daycare. In the lawsuit, the parents are identified as Jane…

Disney Previews Woke-ified Jungle Cruise Ride — Promises ‘Inclusivity,’ ‘Accurate Representation of Cultures’

The Walt Disney Co. is bringing “inclusivity” to its Jungle Cruise ride, promising an “accurate representation of cultures” after giving the theme park attraction a woke makeover. Disney has revealed the first look of the refurbished Jungle Cruise, which is set to re-open July 16 at Disneyland in Anaheim, with changes rolling out in Disney World…

Two Passengers on ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Cruise Ship Test Positive for the Chinese Coronavirus

Two passengers aboard a “fully vaccinated” cruise ship tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus as revealed in the ship’s required end-of-cruise testing, Celebrity Cruises announced on Thursday. A Celebrity Cruises spokesperson told USA Today the positive tests were discovered at the required end-of-cruise testing, “which is completed 72-hours before returning to the United States.” “Today, two guests sharing…

Cuban Dissident Arrested For Waving American Flag As Cruise Ship Enters Havana

President Obama had a historic visit to Cuba in March, and an American cruise ship has just entered Havana, Cuba—but it has yet to yielded any freedom dividends for the Cuban people. As the cruise ship entered Havana harbor, a lone dissident waved the American flag, which prompted his arrest (via Fox News Latino): A […]

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