Employees at Amazon’s Staten Island warehouse in New York voted to form the e-commerce giant’s first American union. In the vote, 2654 employees said they were in favor of the union and 2,131 were against, according to data provided by the National Labor Relations Board of Brooklyn.
The historic vote is the result of the battle of Christian Smalls, a former Amazon employee fired for organizing a protest in 2020 for greater protection against Covid, which created the Amazon Labor Union with which he obtained victory over the Seattle giant that in the past it had managed to block any other attempt at unionization.
When the results were announced, applause rang out from the small crowd gathered for the occasion at the foot of the building in the Brooklyn neighborhood where the counting took place. The name of the union, ALU, is sung several times. Its president Christian Smalls uncorks a bottle of champagne: “People have spoken today, they want a union,” he said. Shortly after, in front of the press, he ironically thanked Amazon boss Jeff Bezos for going into space, “because while he was up there, we were able to create a union.”
In decline for several decades, unions have achieved several symbolic victories in the United States in recent months, starting with the explicit support of US President Joe Biden. He also greeted the victory of the ALU union, saying “happy” that the employees can “be heard”.
DOHA (QATAR) – The draws for the final phase of the World Cup took place in Doha. There will be no Italy of Roberto Mancini who, after winning the European title in the summer, failed to win the pass for the world championship event: third time in history, second consecutive for the Azzurri (Sweden 1958, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022) . 29 national teams have already qualified, while the other three teams will come out of the playoffs scheduled for 13 and 14 June, when Wales, victorious in the semifinal against Austria, will challenge the winner of Scotland-Ukraine, Costa Rica, third in the Concacaf qualifiers for Central and North America, will face New Zealand, who beat the Solomon Islands 5-0, and Lapadula’s Peru will face one between Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
Clash between ‘titans’ in group E of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. In fact, together with the top-seeded Spain, Germany was drawn. Challenges between European national teams also between Belgium and Croatia and between France and Denmark. Qatar 2022 will propose in the first phase a challenge with a not only football flavor. In fact, Iran and the United States will face each other, drawn in group B which also includes England vice-champion of Europe.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been informed that the day of the Russian attack will be Wednesday 16 February.
CNN reports it in a breaking news.
Zelensky declared Wednesday, February 16, the potential date of the Russian attack according to the US alert, “day of unity”.
There has been a “dramatic acceleration” in the deployment of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this, calling on “all Americans still in Ukraine to leave the country immediately”.
Some Russian troops near the Ukrainian border have started moving into “attack positions”. CBS reports this, quoting an American official, according to whom Moscow has moved part of the long-range artillery into firing position.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden agreed that “an opportunity remains” to resolve the crisis in Ukraine “with diplomacy”. Downing Street made it known after the phone call between the two leaders.
“We do not believe that Vladimir Putin has already made a final decision” on the possible attack against Ukraine: Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, reiterating that military action is possible “at any time”. Kirby, however, did not want to enter into the merits of intelligence information that the scheduled day for the attack would be Wednesday.
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin will be visiting Brussels, Poland and Lithuania from Tuesday: US Defense spokesman John Kirby announced this.
“There is a chance of finding an agreement with the West,” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told President Putin. While Defense Minister Shoigu announced that ‘part of the exercises’ of the armed forces in Moscow ‘is ending, another will be completed in the near future’. During the same meeting, the Russian president, quoted by TASS, said that the expansion of NATO eastwards ‘is infinite, very dangerous and takes place at the expense of the former Soviet republics, including Ukraine’.
But the Pentagon reveals: ‘Russia strengthened its military device on the border with Ukraine over the weekend’
After days of back and forth, leaks and denials, Tom Brady announced his retirement in a long Instagram post. The American football legend, winner of seven Super Bowls (six with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers), has decided that at 44 it is time to leave the field to “focus his energies” on something else. The news had been anticipated Saturday by Espn and Boston Globe but had been denied by Brady’s father and his agent Don Yee. Until a few hours before the official announcement, the superstar of the Buccaneers of Tampa Bay said he was still in a “phase of reflection” on his future. A difficult decision to make and communicate, as he himself explained to his millions of fans thanking them for having accompanied him along this journey. Brady’s has been an extraordinary career, with impressive numbers: 22 seasons played, seven Super Bowls won and a series of touchdown records and passes ringed year after year. “On paper he was remarkable, he became a legend on the pitch,” headlines the Washington Post in one of the many articles in American newspapers celebrating the epic of ‘Tom the Terrific’ or ‘Tb12’, from the number of his jersey. And to think that in his first team, the New England Patriots had come as a reserve reserve. Recovered as 199th, started from the bench and remained for almost twenty years becoming the most loved ever. Then in 2020 the arrival in Florida, the start of a new season of records and the victory of his seventh Super Bowl.
Spotify ditched Neil Young’s music after the singer’s refusal to come to milder advice about his objection to being on the same platform as Joe Rogan’s podcast, a no-vax commentator. The “Wall Street Journal” writes it today, confirmed by the “Hollywood Reporter”. Young had written an open letter in the past few days threatening to remove all of his songs from Spotify – an action that would have resulted in a deadweight loss of 60% of his streaming proceeds for him – if Rogan had continued to have citizenship rights on the platform. : “They can have Young or Rogan, not both of them.” The “Heart of Gold” singer posted the letter on his website and after two days he removed it. Despite this, Spotify has begun to remove Young’s songs from the site, a spokesperson told the “Hollywood Reporter”. Spotify entered into an over $ 100 million deal two years ago to get the Rogan podcast exclusive. “We want all the music and audio content in the world to be available to our customers. With that comes the great responsibility of balancing the safety of listeners and the freedom of creators,” said a Spotify spokesperson hoping that Young “will be back soon in between. we”.
Meta is the new name of Mark Zuckerberg’s company. That same company born as Facebook but which in fact has seen its shape and services change over the years. The metaverse, that is, that virtual world where everyone (or almost everyone) will most likely move, in a completely ephemeral and virtual way, in the next few years and which today is experiencing its growth boom.
And if we talk about transfers, it is clear that even in the metaverse it is not possible to do without buying a property, even if this can also be virtual. There are already many people and many users who have started to buy, and also at a high price, spaces and digital constructions in the metaverse.
It is a rather strange phenomenon and difficult to frame for those unfamiliar with the metaverse or in any case with the virtual and digital world. In fact, the real estate market in the metaverse also passes through cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Yes, because whatever virtual or digital space you want to buy in the metaverse, you buy it through NFT, that is, through a certificate that allows you to guarantee its authenticity and therefore also its ownership. Payment is made through virtual currencies that have been so fashionable for some years and whoever takes possession of a virtual “ land ” can keep it to resell it later in the future at a higher price or maybe even can already use it to create virtual events or build anything on it.
What might seem strange to the less accustomed to this world is the fact that the purchase of virtual land in the metaverse is already moving thousands of euros or dollars by companies or individuals who spend them to buy small pieces of digital land. Will they make money in the future? Will they lose money? At the moment it is not possible to quantify it because the metaverse has not yet fully started. A phenomenon that Facebook (or Meta to put it better) intends to implement in the coming years making it the new Second Life or even a real-life GTA Online.
A popularity rate of 28 percent, a mission to Paris that has practically gone unnoticed by the national and international press. Vice President Kamala Harris appears increasingly in trouble, also according to CNN’s detailed revelations about the former Democratic senator’s team’s frustration with her role in the White House.
So much so that President Joe Biden, who also has to deal with an all-time low popularity, just 41%, ran for cover with a statement of support for the deputy published by spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Twitter. “The vice president is not only a vital partner for Potus but also a courageous leader who has taken the lead on important challenges that our country faces: from the right to vote to the causes of migration and the strengthening of broadband”, reads the message addressed “to all those who need to listen”.
Psaki’s tweet, released last night, was relaunched today by other senior White House officials, including chief of staff, Ron Klain, to gauge how alarmed the revelations, also published the night, caused in the West Wing. last on CNN’s website, regarding complaints from Harris loyalists, who claim Biden’s deputy would not be put in a position to be successful.
Accusations to which the West Wing, the wing of the White House that houses the president’s staff offices, is answered by pointing the finger at the “dysfunctions” of the vice president’s office, which has already lost several collaborators within a few months . “Kamala Harris spent nearly a year taking on all the problems the West Wing didn’t want to take on,” is the accusation of one of the former aides of the first female vice president, and not white, with a particular reference to the fact that Harris runs the thorny dossier of migrants.
Famous gospel singer Kelly Price was safe Friday night after being reported missing in the Atlanta area where she lives, her lawyer said.
Monica Ewing said she didn’t think Price was missing, but that she had gone to a “quiet place” to recover after being recently discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for Covid-19.
“She is safe,” Ewing said. She was discharged from the hospital with Covid and went to a quiet place trying to recover.
The lawyer claimed that Price has overcome Covid-19, but she still needs to get all the strength of her to perform.
“She must rest and begin the journey back to health,” she said.
Sergeant Wayne Delek, of the Cobb County Police in Georgia, confirmed that Price was the subject of a missing person report, but said no details will be released, including who reported her missing.
The 48-year-old singer talked about her contract with Covid-19 on an Instagram Video device on July 29: “Last night I wasn’t feeling well… It came back to me that I had Covid…. I have a lot of pain. I have no appetite. I am so weak. I can barely stay awake … “
He said she was “praying this would pass quickly”.
TMZ First I said that the singer is missing.
Price has achieved many gospel hits. In 1998, her song “Friend of Mine” reached number one Airplay R&B Adult Chart on Billboard.
Today’s Google doodle celebrates Superman star and advocate for the disabled, Christopher Reeve would have turned 69 today. Actor, director and advocate for the rights of the less fortunate, Christopher Reeve is today honored with a doodle created by Erich Nagler, artistic director of Google Doodles.
We all remember him flying on the screen wearing a fluttering red cape and with the iconic giant S on his chest. However, the title of hero probably owes him for what he did after his serious accident. Yes, because despite the doctors having called the injury one of the worst possible, Reeve showed strength of spirit, giving it all and promising that one day he would walk again.
Born in 1952 and died in 2004, at the age of 52, Reeve is known to the general public for having starred in the 1978 film Superman after overcoming the other two eligible candidates, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman. The role earned him a BAFTA Award in 1979 as the best promising newcomer and has definitively opened the doors of the cinema. Perhaps not everyone remembers him, but the man was paralyzed from the neck down after a horse accident – in 1995 – which compromised his spinal cord.
After rehab, he resumed his acting career, starring in a 1998 TV movie remake of Backyard Window, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award, and starred in two episodes of Smallville. He also became a supporter of spinal cord injury research and founder of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In 2004, after a long battle, he suffered cardiac arrest and went into a coma before dying. Christopher Reeve’s doodle The doodle for Christopher Reeve shows the actor sitting in his wheelchair with the skyline of a city behind him.
The hidden word “Google” is formed by the clouds in the sky and the wake of a flying figure behind him. When word got out that Reeve had begged his wife to let him die, the actor responded with a firm denial. “I have not given up. I will never give up.” After his accident, he became a powerful advocate for people with disabilities and increased funding for medical research.
It was a shiny night for England-set shows and British actors at the Emmys.
Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, which led all comedies with 20 nominations, claimed four trophies on Sunday night at the 73rd annual ceremony honoring excellence in TV. The feel-good story of 2020 centered on an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who moves to London to coach a professional soccer team in the Premiere League. When the game was over, Lasso netted statuettes for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Sudeikis), Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham), and Supporting Actor (Brett Goldstein).
On the drama side, The Crown, which was tied with The Mandalorian for the most-nominated drama series (24), began collecting jewels early and often. The Netflix drama that explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II pulled off a trio of sweeps: Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies triumphed in the supporting categories, and the show also nabbed writing and directing statuettes. Including wins at the Creative Arts Emmys, The Crown tallied 11 wins.
British actress Kate Winslet also wound up at the podium: The Mare of Easttownstar claimed the Lead Actress prize in the Limited Series category, with co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson emerging victorious in the Supporting categories. London-born multi-hyphenate Michaela Coel scored a writing Emmy in the limited series category for her work on I May Destroy You. And another Brit, Ewan McGregor, scored a surprise win in the Lead Actor in a limited series category for Halston. And let’s not forgetLast Night with John Oliver, which claimed two awards.
The Cedric the Entertainer-hosted ceremony — which was held with a limited audience at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, a departure from last year’s largely Zoom affair in the middle of the pandemic — was not kind to heavily nominated genre series WandaVision,The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country, which never made it to the podium. (All three had better luck at the Creative Arts Emmys.) Things went much better for newcomer HBO Max comedy Hacks. In a category where three quarters of the Outstanding Comedy nominees were new — the beloved standup series starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder triumphed in the Lead Actress category (Smart) and edged fellow freshman Lasso in the writing and directing categories.
While this year’s field of nominees was the most diverse to date, all major acting awards went to white performers. RuPaul did make Emmy history for the most wins by a person of color as RuPaul’s Drag Race claimed its fourth consecutive Emmy trophy for Outstanding Competition Program. Elsewhere, The Queen’s Gambit won the limited series prize, Hamilton emerged victorious in the variety special category, and Debbie Allen was honored with the Governors Award. Scroll down for a complete list of winners.
Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images (3)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Boys (Rebecca Sonnenshine, Episode: “What I Know”)
WINNER: The Crown (Peter Morgan, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Yahlin Chang, Episode: “Home”)
Lovecraft Country (Misha Green, Episode: “Sundown”)
The Mandalorian (Dave Filoni, Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”)
Pose (Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Episode: “Series Finale”)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Bridgerton (Julie Anne Robinson, Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”)
The Crown (Benjamin Caron, Episode: “Fairytale”)
WINNER: The Crown (Jessica Hobbs, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Liz Garbus, Episode: “The Wilderness”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”)
Pose (Steven Canals, Episode: “Series Finale”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Amber Ruffin Show
A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant (Steve Yockey, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
Girls5eva (Meredith Scardino, Episode: “Pilot”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
PEN15 (Maya, Erskine, Episode: “Play”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Pilot”)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
B Positive (James Burrows, Episode: “Pilot”)
The Flight Attendant (Susanna Fogel, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
Mom (James Widdoes, Episode: “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak”)
Ted Lasso (Zach Braff, Episode: “Biscuits”)
Ted Lasso (MJ Delaney, Episode: “The Hope that Kills You”)
Ted Lasso (Declan Lowney, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks
Allison Janney, Mom
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race
WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Hamilton (Thomas Kail)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Michaela Coel, Episode: “Ego Death”)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”)
Mare of Easttown (Craig Zobel)
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit(Scott Frank)
The Underground Railroad (Barry Jenkins)
WandaVision (Matt Shakman)
Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
WINNER: I May Destroy You (Michaela Coel)
Mare of Easttown (Brad Ingelsby)
The Queen’s Gambit (Scott Frank)
WandaVision (Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron, Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)
WandaVision (Jac Schaeffer, Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)