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Why Angelina Jolie Isn’t Celebrating Her Latest Win Against Brad Pitt In Miraval Lawsuit

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Why Angelina Jolie Isn’t Celebrating Her Latest Win Against Brad Pitt In Miraval Lawsuit

View gallery Image Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock More AboutAngelina Jolie Angelina Jolie gained a small victory in ex-husband Brad Pitt‘s lawsuit against her over the sale of her 50% stake in their French winery, Chateau Miraval, allegedly without his knowledge. The 47-year-old Maleficent actress’ team subpoenaed correspondence documents from Brad, 58, his company Mondo Bongo, and his business […]



Florida teachers navigate freshman year under ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law

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Florida Teachers Navigate Freshman Year Under 'Don'T Say Gay' Law

Michael Woods, a special education teacher at a high school in Palm Beach County, Florida, said he had a classroom library with shelves of dozens of books that students could take home and read for pleasure.

The library included the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” series and a book called “Meg”, which is a thriller about a shark.

But when school started this week, the classroom library was empty. The books now sit in a school cupboard, in part because of new laws that restrict classroom instruction.

One measure, the Parental Rights in Education Act – or what critics have called the “Don’t Say Gay” Act – prohibits teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity “from kindergarten through 3rd grade or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate according to state standards.Another new law restricts the teaching of African-American history .

Michael Woods is a special educator in Palm Beach County, Florida. Courtesy of Michael Woods

As a result, Woods said, the Palm Beach County School District sent out a checklist in May for teachers to use to review all the books in their classroom libraries.

Woods said he didn’t have time to go through every book with a checklist, so he decided to delete them all.

“I didn’t have any controversial books, but what we hear over and over again is, ‘Well, if something happens, you could lose your license,’” he said, referring to a state educator’s license.”So they’ll be sitting in a closet, not helping anyone.”

Proponents of the Parental Rights in Education Act say it is limited to classroom teaching from kindergarten to grade three, but critics say the part of the law that prohibits teaching that does not is “not age or developmentally appropriate” opens teachers of any grade to legal action from parents.

The law does not give examples of what is age or development appropriate, nor does it describe what breaking the law would look like. As a result, school districts’ interpretations of how best to implement the law vary widely.

In Palm Beach County, Woods said, teachers have received little guidance on how to follow the law, and the guidance they have received is unclear. For example, Woods said, teachers were told on the second day of school that they will need to complete and send a form to students’ parents if students request to use names other than their legal names.

In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for the Palm Beach County School District said the Florida Department of Education provided information about the proposed parental rights bill on a resource page.

“The district is in compliance with the state parental rights measure,” the spokesperson said. “Information about a student’s preferred name is just one part of a form that parents are asked to fill out. As part of parental rights legislation, all parents and guardians must provide consent for health-related services on our campuses. Every student, whether returning or new to the district, must submit a student registration form. In addition to health information, parents and guardians are asked to provide their current contact information, their child’s preferred name, and more.

Questions about the form received “mixed responses,” Woods said. Teachers were asked to use the form whenever students request to change their names, but teachers do not have to use the form if students request to use nicknames but do not request to change their pronouns, a- he declared.

Woods said they’re just days into the school year, but he’s already worried about when a student asks to use a different name but doesn’t want the form sent home.

“I am a queer man. I didn’t come out until I was 31 because of fear,” he said. “Can you imagine how much angst or anxiety or how devastated I would be if I basically unmasked a child? The state is basically asking me to take out a child.

About 500 miles away in the northern part of the state, Bay District Schools, based in Panama City, provided an in-depth training video for employees, which Natalie Williams, communications specialist for the district, said in an email is part of an eight-year partial update on state and federal laws.

In the video, which Williams shared with NBC News, Heather Hudson, a district attorney, walks employees through situations that could raise issues under the Parental Rights in Education Act.

For example, if a middle school volleyball coach sees a female athlete walking down the hall holding her girlfriend’s hand and the student says “Hey coach, have you met my new girlfriend?” and continues walking down the hall, the coach doesn’t have to call the athlete’s parents to tell them their child is in a same-sex relationship, “just like I wouldn’t call to tell them that she was dating Billy or John,” Hudson said.

If students reveal they are having difficulty with their sexuality, Hudson said in the video, a teacher should only notify parents “if there is a change in the student’s services or supervision related to the mental, emotional or physical health or well-being of the student”. being and the ability of the school to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for the student,” as stated in the Parental Rights Act.

So if students tell school counselors that they want to use different pronouns or have access to different restrooms or changing rooms, Hudson said in the video, “then we get into the realm of monitoring and services, and your school administrators need to be brought into the conversation, and we probably need to have a conversation with the family.

Hudson said staff members are not required to release information to parents if they have a “reasonable and factual belief” that alerting parents would result in abuse, abandonment or neglect, but that the decision not to not disclose this information should be approved. by a principal, documented in the student’s academic record and reviewed annually.

It’s unclear whether state education officials would agree with all of Hudson’s advice, even if they cite the exact language of the law. At a meeting of the state board of education on Wednesday, board member Ryan Petty took issue with a sentence in an LGBTQ resource guide for Hillsborough County public schools, which stated, “At the limited exception involving imminent fear of physical harm, it is never appropriate to disclose a student’s sexual orientation to a parent,” the News Service of Florida reported.

Following Petty’s objection, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. on Wednesday instructed his staff to tell all school districts to remove LGBTQ support materials so the board of state education can review them, the News Service of Florida reported.

Jon Harris Maurer, director of public policy for Equality Florida, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group, said the removal of LGBTQ resources, stickers and posters from Florida schools to comply with the Parental Rights Act is “part of a larger censorship agenda” coming from Governor Ron. DeSantis and the Legislature that affect how LGBTQ youth can present themselves in schools.

“Because this law is so vague, we see that it really unfolds in the form of a lot of censorship and silence,” Maurer said. “Teachers and school districts don’t know where the lines are. The law therefore has a real deterrent effect where they will withdraw completely.

Florida Teachers Navigate Freshman Year Under 'Don't Say Gay' Law

DeSantis did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new law or claims it is part of a “censorship scheme.” When he signed the law on March 28, he said it would ensure “parents can send their children to school to receive education, not indoctrination.”

Some districts have already removed content from their websites and books from their libraries.

In July, Duval County Public Schools removed a 12-minute anti-bullying video that taught middle school and high school students how to support their LGBTQ peers, Jacksonville Today reported. Some teachers have also been ordered to remove Safe Space rainbow stickers and posters that feature the LGBTQ ally from their walls and doors before the first day of school Monday, the Florida Times reported- Union.

Duval County Public Schools did not respond to a request for comment. District spokeswoman Tracy Pierce told The Times-Union that the district is “renaming the program ‘All in for Safe Schools’.”

“The purpose of the rebranding is to send a clear message to all students that the support available through the program is open to them and not limited to a specific student population,” Pierce said.

Several other districts made changes before the Parental Rights in Education Act took effect on July 1.

In February, Public Schools in Collier County, a district that includes part of Naples, began adding parent warning notices to more than 100 books, many of which deal with issues related to race or community. LGBTQ.

In July, Broward County Public Schools removed LGBTQ books from shelves and sent boxes of them to the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, which is dedicated to preserving LGBTQ history, the Sun newspaper reported. Sentinel. The district said the books were donated to free up office space ahead of a district reorganization.

“We know these types of messages tell LGBTQ youth that there’s something wrong with LGBTQ people, and they telegraph that these LGBTQ youth should stay hidden,” Maurer said.

Woods said the first week of school, which started on Monday, has already been incredibly difficult.

“I was extremely upset as a gay man who is now open, because I have to be the advocate,” he said. “People know I’m a union leader and they know I’m gay. They come to me to answer questions, like “What do we do?” And it’s just frustrating for me, because I don’t have any answers.

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Marine Bryant Tejeda-Castillo accused of killing wife on busy Hawaii freeway pleads not guilty

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Marine Bryant Tejeda-Castillo Accused Of Killing Wife On Busy Hawaii Freeway Pleads Not Guilty

The Marine accused of killing his wife near the H-3 highway in Hawaii has pleaded not guilty, according to Hawaii News Now.

Bryant Tejeda-Castillo, who officially served with the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, was charged with second-degree murder.

Tejeda-Castillo allegedly stabbed his wife, Dana Alotaibi, 27, on July 20. Honolulu police said witnesses saw a man standing over a woman on the side of the H-3 freeway around 6 p.m. near Kapaa Quarry Road in Kailua. .

In Hawaii, second degree murder can result in a life sentence with the possibility of parole if convicted.
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After witnesses came to the aid of a dying Alotaibi, Tejeda-Castillo fled to a nearby wooded area, where police were able to arrest him after he cut himself with a pocket knife.

Tejeda-Castillo was denied bail reduction and is being held in jail on a million dollar bond, according to official documents obtained by Hawaii News Now.

His trial is due to begin in October this year.

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The rupee drops to 79.75 against the dollar

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The Rupee Drops To 79.75 Against The Dollar

By Asmita pants August 19, 2022, 2:11 PM IST (Released)


The rupee fell eight paise to hit 79.75 against the US dollar on Friday amid dollar strength. Cooling oil prices, however, provided support.

The rupee fell eight paise to hit 79.75 against the US dollar on Friday amid dollar strength. Cooling oil prices, however, provided support.

The dollar index – which measures the US dollar against a basket of currencies – rose 0.2%.

Crude oil prices fell on Friday amid fears of recession and a possible OPEC+ production increase.

Brent crude futures fell 3.7% to $93.1 a barrel and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures fell 0.9% to $89.7 a barrel.

Indian equity benchmarks opened in the red, largely reflecting negative signals from global markets.


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Every officer resigns from the police in the city of Florida. It happened elsewhere too

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Every Officer Resigns From The Police In The City Of Florida. It Happened Elsewhere Too

A small-town police force goes dark after every officer leaves, the Florida city has announced.

The six Melbourne Village police officers tendered their resignations on August 15, with most of them taking effect on August 19, according to a city press release. The reason for the resignations was not disclosed. .

Now Melbourne Village – with a population of 822 – will have to decide whether to rebuild the police department or extend a contract with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, which will step in to deal with policing in light of the resignations , officials said. .

Regardless of the ultimate direction the City chooses…rest assured that City residents and businesses will continue to receive comprehensive law enforcement and police protection services at all times,” the statement read.

“There will be no interruption in coverage as the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will immediately provide professional law enforcement and police protective services within the city’s municipal limits,” said the city said in the statement. “In fact, for several years BCSO has fully covered many shifts.”

The city of Melbourne Village, located about 70 miles southeast of Orlando, is not the first to see its police department wiped out by widespread resignations.

In July, the majority of the Kenly, North Carolina City Police Department resigned following a dispute with newly hired City Manager Justine Jones, citing that the department was “understaffed and stressed out,” reported the News Observer. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office stepped in to serve the community after most officers left.

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During the same month in Colorado, the chief of the Springfield Police Department resigned, along with all officers, citing work opportunities elsewhere and “personal reasons”, KKTV reported.

And less than a year ago, a Missouri police department collapsed after police chief Kimberling and his officers resigned without “immediate authorization,” The Hill reported in September 2021. The mayor de Kimberling called the resignations “unexpected” and said the short notice was “disappointing”.

According to the Police Executive Research Forum, resignations increased by 18% in police forces between 2020 and 2021. Police forces also found themselves hiring fewer people on average than the previous year.

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Rs 55-lakh prize money, jobs for govindas, holidays in Spain: Maharashtra’s Dahi Handi policy

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Rs 55-Lakh Prize Money, Jobs For Govindas, Holidays In Spain: Maharashtra'S Dahi Handi Policy

Both factions of the Shiv Sena attempt to outdo each other by holding large-scale Dahi Handi celebrations. Raj Thackeray’s MNS upped the ante by offering a total prize of Rs 55 lakh and a trip to Spain. BJP organizes programs in Sena strongholds of Mumbai

Dahi Handi celebrations have become the latest flashpoint between two Shiv Sena factions in Maharashtra. AFP

Dahi Handi is now a sport in Maharashtra and even politicians are playing a game of one-upmanship. The festival is part of the Janmashtami celebrations which see ‘govindas’ move through towns and compete to break handis (earthen pots) filled with curds and win big prizes.

After two years of subdued festivities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maharashtra government lifted all restrictions this year. Now, the festival has become another flashpoint between the two factions of the Shiv Sena. Even Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has upped the ante and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the latest entrant in the state’s ‘Dahi Handi’ politics.

Dahi Handi events, mainly sponsored by political parties, have increased the prize money this year. It starts at around one lakh and goes up to 55 lakh. But there is more.

Shinde promises jobs and insurance to govindas

The biggest trump card was of course played by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, who decided to give Dahi Handi an “adventure sport” status. This will allow young govindas, who form human pyramids to break their hands, to apply for government jobs under the sports quota.

That’s not all. The government will also provide insurance coverage of Rs 10 lakh to participants. Apart from this, if a govinda loses his life, insurance of Rs 10 lakh will be provided to the family. The government will award Rs 7 lakh to a seriously injured participant and Rs 5 lakh will be awarded in case of fracture.

The handis are often placed high up and there is a risk of injury when the govindas climb the pyramids formed by their teammates.

Sena vs Sena, the Dahi Handi Edition

The latest clash between the two factions of the Shiv Sena, one led by Uddhav Thackeray and the other by Shinde, concerns Dahi Handi.

Both sides put up billboards and banners across Mumbai, neighboring Thane and other towns with pictures of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and party strongman and Shinde mentor Anand Dighe.

Shinde’s son and MP for Kalyan, Shrikant Shinde, said their event portrays respect for the deceased leaders, Thackeray and Dighe. On the other hand, Thackeray faction MP Rajan Vichare said their event reflected loyalty, unity, culture and voice of Hindutva, according to a report on NDTV.

In Thane, where Shinde grew up and has a lot of influence, the two factions held mega events about a mile apart. The Maharashtra CM led faction organized Dahi Handi in Tembhi Naka and that of Vichare in Jambhali Naka.

The Tembhi Naka Dahi Handi was first started by Anand Dighe, a tradition taken up by Shinde and now his son Shrikant.

Aaditya Thackeray will visit the Dahi Handis organized by his party in Mumbai and CM Shinde will also visit those who have been supported by his camp.

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The BJP has organized 370 Dahi Handi programs across Mumbai as it eyes the upcoming BMC elections. AFP

Prize money keeps growing

Thousands of rupees are offered as prize money for Dahi Handi. For the winning teams of the Mumbai and Thane events, the Shinde camp has announced Rs 2.51 lakh.

Vichare said there would be two handis in Thane, one named after Bal Thackeray and the other after Anand Dighe. The top prize will be Rs 11 lakh for each of them.

Another MLA from Thane Pratap Sarnaik’s Shiv Sena upped the game, offering Rs 21 lakh to the team who break the handi in an event hosted by him.

It gets even bigger. The MNS does not look sideways. It has announced a total prize amount of Rs 55 lakh this year. Thane and Palghar Party Chairman Avinash Jadhav says the winner will get Rs 11 lakh and the team that ties or beats the world record will get a chance to visit Spain, reports News18.

BJP vs. Shiv Sena

In view of the upcoming Birhanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections, the BJP has organized 370 Dahi Handi programs in Mumbai. It is the first time that he has organized these events which are associated with Maharashtra festivals – mainly the Shiv Sena but also the MNS.

The BJP held a grand celebration at the Jamboree Maidan at Worli in Mumbai, a venue where the Shiv Sena held the event till 2019. Worli is the constituency of Sena MLA and Thackeray scion Aaditya.

The party also organizes similar festivities in the Sena strongholds of Mumbai, Parli, Lalbaug, Dadar and Girgaum. The BJP has also insured 20,000 govindas for a sum of Rs 10 lakh, reports The Indian Express.

The Shiv Sena organized ‘Nishtha Dahi Handi’ in front of their headquarters, the Sena Bhavan at Dadar in Mumbai.

The Shiv Sen has been organizing the festival since the 1960s and 70s. “It has helped the Sena project itself as a party that values ​​local culture. Such programs are popular in central Mumbai, which is Sena’s ‘gadh’ (stronghold), and this has not allowed the BJP to enter these areas. Now the BJP will do its best to break the tradition. The Sena will do everything in their power to counter this,” said Mumbai-based political analyst Sanjay Patil. The Indian Express.

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NASA’s Mega Moon rocket hits the launch pad before liftoff – Tampa Bay Now

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Nasa'S Mega Moon Rocket Hits The Launch Pad Before Liftoff – Tampa Bay Now

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida CW44 News at 10 | (CNN) — The Artemis I mega lunar rocket has arrived on the launch pad, and this time it’s for liftoff on a trip around the moon.

Engineers and technicians were busy with final checks and tests of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket stack made a few trips to the launch pad in March and June for the wet dress rehearsal, a test that simulated every stage of the launch without liftoff.

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On Tuesday evening, the real event began.

The Artemis team is targeting its first two-hour launch window from 8:33 a.m. ET to 10:33 a.m. ET on Monday, August 29. There are backup launch windows on September 2 and September 5.

The massive 322-foot-tall (98-meter-tall) pile embarked on a slow 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) journey aboard one of NASA’s giant exploration robots from the Apollo era, from the assembly building to the launch pad – just as the shuttle missions and the Apollo Saturn V rockets have already done.

The 6.6 million pound (3 million kilogram) robot carried the massive rocket stack and its mobile launcher at a top speed of 1 mile per hour (1.6 kilometers per hour). The stack of rockets arrived on the launch pad at 7:30 a.m. ET Wednesday morning after a nearly 10-hour journey.

The iconic robot is one of two that have operated for more than 50 years at Kennedy Space Center. The massive carriers first entered service in 1965 and can each carry 18 million pounds (8.2 million kilograms), the weight of more than 20 fully loaded 777 jets, according to NASA. The tracks are so wide that a pro baseball field could sit on each one.

Now that the rocket stack has arrived, engineers and technicians will prepare the rocket systems for launch.

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The uncrewed Artemis that I will launch for a mission that will go beyond the moon and back to Earth. Once launched, the spacecraft will reach a deep retrograde orbit around the moon, traveling 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) in 42 days. Artemis I will dive in the Pacific Ocean off San Diego on October 10. Orion’s return will be faster and hotter than any spacecraft has ever experienced on its way back to Earth.

The Orion spacecraft will travel further than any spacecraft built for humans has ever flown, reaching 40,000 miles (64,000 kilometers) beyond the far side of the moon, according to NASA.

There are no humans on board, but Orion will carry 120 pounds (54.4 kilograms) of memorabilia, including toys, Apollo 11 artifacts and three mannequins.

Sitting in Orion’s commander’s seat will be Commander Moonikin Campos, an adapted dummy who can collect data on what future human crews might experience while traveling on the moon. The model will wear the new Orion Crew Survival System suit designed for astronauts during launch and re-entry. The suit has two radiation sensors.

Two “ghosts” named Helga and Zohar will ride in other Orion seats. These mannequin torsos are made of materials that mimic a woman’s soft tissues, organs and bones. Both torsos have more than 5,600 sensors and 34 radiation detectors to measure the amount of radiation exposure during spaceflight.

This mission will launch NASA’s Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the Moon and land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface by 2025 – and eventually make way for exploration human from Mars.

Artemis I will also perform a number of science experiments, some of which will be set up once the rocket and spacecraft arrive at the launch pad.

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