Thursday, 17 Jun 2021

Tulsi Gabbard calls on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign for 'anti-Whiteness'

‘Major League’ stars Charlie Sheen, Bob Uecker reunite for California Strong event

Charlie Sheen may be a famous award-winning actor, but the best compliment he ever received was this week by Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker.

Uecker, a Hall of Fame broadcaster, former major-league catcher, comedian and actor himself, appeared with Sheen in the movie, "Major League." They were reminiscing about the 1989 classic in a Facetime call with Sheen and former Brewers All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun.

Uecker reminded Sheen of spending time together on the movie set, enjoying beers and talking about acting, but he never had the opportunity to pay tribute to another of Sheen’s skills.

Sheen may have been Ricky "Wild Thing," Vaughn in the movie, but Uecker was thoroughly impressed with Sheen’s pitching ability.

Ian King Business Podcast: Retail sale rise, London Tube extension, and Nationwide’s profits

Ian King speaks to the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, about plans to extend the Northern Line Tube service.

Plus, hear from PwC’s leader of industry for consumer markets, Lisa Hooker, about figures which suggest retail sales are on the rise.

And Nationwide’s chief executive, Joe Garner, joins the show to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic helped boost profits.

Bringing Back A City's Façade from Decay

The Ivory Coast resort town of Grand-Bassam is known for its beaches and French colonial architecture. Recent flooding and the passage of time have taken a toll on the city’s historic buildings, but some people are determined to fix things.

6-year-old boy dies after being shot in California road rage incident, authorities say

ORANGE, Calif. — A 6-year-old boy seated in the backseat of his mother’s car on a Southern California freeway was shot to death by another motorist on Friday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 8 a.m. on the northbound side of State Route 55 in the city of Orange, about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

“It was an isolated road rage incident between the mom and another driver from a white sedan,” California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera told KTLA-TV at the scene. “Not sure if there were any passengers in that white sedan but apparently there was a shot fired from that sedan into the silver car and unfortunately the child that was seated in the right rear seat was struck,” he said.

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The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name was not immediately released. 

The freeway was shut down for hours as about a dozen investigators slowly walked the lanes looking for evidence.

The CHP asked for assistance from any drivers who were on that section of freeway between 7:55 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., especially if their vehicles have dash cams.

Delta taps longtime General Electric executive as its new CFO

  • Delta's new CFO Dan Janki previously worked at General Electric for nearly three decades.
  • Janki becomes CFO after Delta's previous finance chief Paul Jacobson left last year.

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Delta Air Lines named on Friday longtime General Electric executive Dan Janki as its new CFO. The announcement comes as the carrier seeks to stem losses after the coronavirus pandemic decimated travel demand.

The airline's former CFO, Paul Jacobson, left the Atlanta-based airline last year and was named CFO of General Motors in October. Gary Chase and Bill Carroll served as interim co-CFOs at Delta.

Janki, 53, had joined General Electric in 1992 and was most recently a senior vice president and CEO of GE's power unit. He is set to start at Delta on July 12 and receive an annual base pay of $650,000 along with a cash signing bonus of $1.5 million, Delta said in a filing.

Delta's shares closed Friday down 0.4% at $45.21 and are up 12% so far this year.

Tulsi Gabbard calls on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to resign for 'anti-Whiteness'

Lori Lightfoot catching heat for ‘prioritizing’ non-white reporters

Kentucky State University Professor Wilfred Reilly reacts to Chicago mayor’s new policy on ‘Fox News Primetime’

Former Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard accused Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday of harboring anti-White racism and called for her to step down over her remarks this week about the city’s media landscape. 

In a tweet, Gabbard, a one-time Democratic presidential candidate from Hawaii, also called on President Joe Biden and other leaders to join her. 

“Mayor Lightfoot’s blatant anti-white racism is abhorrent,” she wrote. “I call upon President Biden, Kamala Harris, and other leaders of our county—of all races—to join me in calling for Mayor Lightfoot’s resignation. Our leaders must condemn all racism, including anti-white.”

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Lightfoot noted that the Chicago City Hall press corps is “overwhelmingly White in a city where more than half of the city identifies as Black, Latino, AAPI or Native American.”

“This is exactly why I’m being intentional about prioritizing media requests from POC reporters on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of my inauguration as mayor of this great city,” she further stated. 

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