A newly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the city of Mosul,…

A newly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the city of Mosul, Iraq’s
last major Islamic State (IS) group stronghold, kisses a child’s hand as
she is reunited with her relatives who came two years ago to the
refugee camp in the Khazir area, near near the Kurdish checkpoint of
Aksi Kalak, some 40 kilometres east of Arbil following their arrival on
October 26, 2016.  The United Nations Office for the Coordination of
Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Stephane Dujarric told reporters that almost
9,000 people are internally displaced as a result of the Mosul military
operation in Iraq. Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for
Iraq, said the military operations to retake Mosul could spark the
largest humanitarian crisis in 2016 as the security situation in the
area restrains aid agencies’ ability to deliver help.
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What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or Formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday life (sunshine after many days of rain or a win by a local sports team) are correlated with a change in a city’s mood and an increased likelihood that it’s citizens will do risky things like gamble.
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The left-leaning City Council wants corporations to take responsibility for the behavior of all employees — even those hired by franchisees and not the parent firms. A bill gaining steam in the council would make McDonald’s and other parent companies liable for discriminatory practices of workers at independently operated franchises. It would be the first…
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Tokyo Toni Celebrates Granddaughter Dream Kardashian’s 2nd Birthday By Releasing Balloons in Front of Party City [Photos]

Tokyo Toni was determined to celebrate her granddaughter’s second birthday — despite not being allowed to see her.

Instead, Blac Chyna’s mom went down to her local Party City and bought a bouquet of balloons.

Most people would’ve just had balloons sent to the birthday girl, but not Toni. She decided to have a balloon-releasing ceremony in front of the Party City.

“Happy Birthday Dream! It’s your second birthday! Let’s hope this balloon gets to you,” Toni exclaimed in the video.

We just…don’t even know what to say here. Check out the video below.

 

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Long Island City, where Amazon is said to build its next headquarters, is a neighborhood going through a a massive transition.
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Talbots Partners With the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ Starring the Radio City Rockettes

HOLIDAY CHEER: In one of the more unexpected branding coups, Talbots has partnered with the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes,” and will be the official women’s fashion and footwear partner.
In addition to being a sponsor with presenting sponsor Chase, the Massachusetts-based chain of boutiques will have a replica storefront in the department store scene during this year’s “Christmas Spectacular” production at Radio City Music Hall. That scenario centers on two brothers who are on the hunt for the ideal Christmas gift for their sister and they wind up on a wintry adventure to discover the magic behind Santa Claus.
The Talbots-Rockettes connection will not only be on the historic hardwood stage at Rockefeller Center. The high-kicking dancers will be featured in Talbots’ holiday campaign, which will encompass the holiday catalogue and the retailer’s site. For the crucial fourth-quarter selling season, Talbots has recruited the Rockettes to field their share of meet-and-greets and to make cameos at select customer events at the Talbots Madison Avenue flagship.
Set to bow Nov. 9, this year’s production will feature a more technologically advanced “Christmas Lights” finale, combining innovation — futuristic digital projections with more traditional aspects that will extend the show beyond the stage.
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LOCAL NEWS: Willoughby Hills Mayor Gets Restraining Order Following City Council Members Removal

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio – The city of Willoughby Hills filed a temporary restraining order against Mayor Robert Weger on Friday in an attempt to keep the mayor from “any further attempts to interfere with the lawful operations of Willoughby Hills City Council and Government.”

Earlier this week, Weger removed six council members from their positions, citing “gross misconduct, malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance in office.”

RELATED: Willoughby Hills mayor removes six members from city council

The city released the following statement: 

“It is the official position of the City of Willoughby Hills, as stated in its complaint against Mayor Weger, that his attempted removal and replacement of Council is illegal, unlawful, and null and void, ab initio:

“’Allowing Weger to oust elected officials contrary to law and without due process is fundamentally inconsistent with the democratic process, and designed to create a government run through a dictatorship rather than through the proper legislative, executive and judicial process.’”

The statement from the city also said that after Weger removed the council members from their positions, he had the locks changed on City Hall and locked the clerk out of her office.

The following council members were removed from office: Council President Nancy Fellows, David Fiebig, Laura Lenz, Janet Majka, Laura Pizmoht and John Plecnik. The only council member who was not removed was Christopher Hallum.

Weger said he knew that removing six council members may have been viewed as extreme, but it was something he saw as necessary.

The mayor released the following statement earlier this week:

“This may be a drastic action, but the behavior of these six council members requires I take action in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and business in Willoughby Hills. In the past year, these council members have adopted at least 11 ordinances which are contrary to law, five of which have been declared void and illegal by a common pleas judge. Two others have been found to be probable violations of the collective bargaining law by the State Employment Relations Board and unfair labor practices against city employees which will cost our taxpayers dearly.”

 

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The best restaurants to try in New York City

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New York is one of the most iconic cities in the world. When we say New York, we get a picture in our mind of streets bustling with beautifully dressed people, skyscrapers whose tops disappear into the sky, the Empire State Building, and of course, the timeless Times Square.
New York has always been known to be the center of commercial interactions and tourist visits. The city simply has a quality about it that takes your breath away. Living in New York City is an enriching experience and it seems as though it is always a step ahead of the rest of the world.
New York is also known for a number of things in addition to being a commercial destination. One of the things the city is known for is the rich mix of cuisines and the different types of food it offers.

Here are a few of the best restaurants in New York. Treat your taste buds by paying a visit to some of these restaurants when you are in town.

Ping Seafood

You may be surprised to know that this particular restaurant has been open since 1998. It was a hit back when it opened and continues its excellent service to this day. The Cantonese restaurant offers some exciting seafood dishes like noodles with lobster. Ping Seafood is a great place when you want to eat some good food in a lively environment with your near and dear ones.

Burger Joint

If you are craving some messy, delicious burgers, the Burger Joint is the perfect place for you. It serves some of New York’s best burgers and is definitely not a place to be missed. Their perfectly cooked beef patties, topped with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and a generous serving of cheese placed between freshly baked buns is every meat lover’s fantasy.

The Grill

The Grill is always buzzing with people and it’s no wonder. The restaurant is well known for its stunning interiors, and the food which is just as amazing. The Grill’s interior is actually a revamp of the popular Four Seasons restaurant and the results are nothing less than breathtaking. People flock to this restaurant just for the dining experience alone, although the prime rib and the pasta a la presse are definitely items you should try in the menu. Do not forget to book your table in advance.

Fedora

Would you believe it if we told you that this restaurant has been around for almost a century? Of course, the face of the restaurant has changed several times since 1917, but the food remains unmatched. The quaint restaurant always has a mixed crowd and sports a very elegant interior. Some of the most popular dishes include steak tartare and chicken. The Fedora is perfect for a casual night out, but it is also a great place if you want something fancy.

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Beyoncé Set To Perform Solo At City Of Hope Gala On October 11

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LOS ANGELES, CA – It was announced today that global icon Beyoncé will perform at the City of Hope gala on October 11 in Los Angeles. This will mark her first solo performance following the successful run of the biggest tour of the summer, with JAY-Z. OTRII stadium tour started in Cardiff, UK in June and is scheduled to wrap on October 4 in Seattle, Washington.

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, is honoring Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, with its prestigious Spirit of Life® award. Platt has worked with Beyoncé since 2005.

Inspired by the guiding humanitarian principles of City of Hope and motivated by the institution’s commitment to innovative medical research and compassionate patient care, a group of key industry executives founded the charity’s Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group in 1973. In its 45-year history, the group has raised more than $ 118 million for City of Hope and has honored some of the most important figures in the music and entertainment industry.

The evening’s host will be producer/entertainer Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, multi-Grammy winner/entrepreneur, will present the award to Platt.

“Beyoncé agreed to perform without a moment’s hesitation, and that wasn’t just for me,” said Jon Platt. “She wanted to be part of our celebration for the patients, doctors, scientists, and nurses who make City of Hope a place where miracles can happen. That’s what makes her a cultural icon. She’s not only a genius, in a class of her own, but she has phenomenal heart and soul, and she knows how to use them. This event is going to be one for the ages.”

“I am happy to be in a room that celebrates Jon and the important work he does behind the scenes,” said Beyoncé. “City of Hope has done much needed research and has provided quality care for patients for over a hundred years. I am honored to be a part of an event that represents an organization that works so tirelessly caring for others first and foremost.”

Each year City of Hope recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music, film or overall entertainment. The coveted Spirit of Life® award is its highest honor. Jon Platt joins an impressive list of past honorees including Mo Ostin, Clive Davis, Quincy Jones, Frances W. Preston, Shelli and Irving Azoff, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Doug Morris, and Sir Lucian Grainge.

For more information about donating to City of Hope and purchasing tickets to the upcoming gala dinner, please visit CityofHope.org.

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