Baltimore, MD - Dec. 1, 2021 - Happy third night of Hanukkah! It was a pleasure to join Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer, Senator Shelly Hettleman and Delegate Dalya Attar for a menorah lighting in Pikesville with the Aventura Health Group. May the light of the candles remind us of the hope, love and good in the world.
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A Baltimore County police officer was injured Tuesday night while attempting to make a traffic stop in Pikesville.
According to police, just after 5:30 p.m., an officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the 6900 block of Blanche Road for a motor vehicle violation.
The driver failed to comply and tried to leave, smashing into a squad car multiple times while one officer was inside, police said.
Police said as the squad car was being rammed, another officer discharged his weapon. The number of times the officer fired is under investigation.
The suspect surrendered to police after the officer fired his weapon.
Noone was hit by the gunfire.
"This is a perfect example of how you hear people say 'a routine traffic stop.' This was anything but routine when you think of what that...
On Tuesday, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced a $35 million investment from the American Rescue Plan Act to expand broadband access.
“From our students to our older adults, Baltimoreans struggled to learn virtually, work from home and access needed telemedicine on unreliable slow connections and limited access to broadband,” Scott said. “Today’s $35 million investment with American Rescue Plan dollars is about taking an active role and kickstarting our efforts to not just bridge the divide, but close it once and for all, with a strong focus on our residents and neighborhoods lacking access.
According to a news release sent from Scott's office, the investment will expand city fiber to the remaining 23 Baltimore recreation centers...
Costs and logistics are the reasons given for canceling the Baltimore City New Year’s Eve Spectacular for the second year in a row, city officials said.
"As much as we would like to kick off the New Year with a fireworks celebration, after reviewing the logistics, costs and other considerations given our recent Labor Day fireworks event, the City has decided not to proceed with fireworks this New Year. We are planning on returning to a more predictable, traditional schedule in 2022 as we continue to emerge from COVID-19 and resume normal event planning," said Deputy Mayor for Community and Economic Development Ted Carter.
City officials said there will still be other holiday events to attend, including the Inner Harbor ice skating rink, Candy Lane at Center Plaza, the Christma...
Baltimore, MD - Nov. 30, 2021 - Mayor Brandon Scott joined Councilman Yitzy Schliefer, Councilman Zeke Cohen, Delegate Dalya Attar, Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg of Beth Am and Rabbi Levi Druk from Chabad of downtown Baltimore to light the menorah in Baltimore City Hall this evening. While the gathering was smaller this year due to the pandemic the enthusiasm and dedication of those who were able to attend was not. The Menorah’s message of how one small light can dispel even overwhelming darkness resonated to our elected officials who work to make a difference everyday.
Besides buying vast quantities of disposable items before the Lieberman tax took effect, yeshivos are also clamping down on the number of disposables they provide for daily use.
At Bais Matisyohu in Bnei Brak, each table is provided with the exact number of plates and cutlery necessary, with none left over for bochurim to take up to their rooms. Ohr Yisroel in Petach Tikvah has started using metal utensils and is introducing multiple-use plastic plates, reserving disposables for Shabbos when it is harder to wash dishes. Mishkenos Yaakov in Bnei Brak stopped placing disposable cups at its water cooler and replaced them with 15 glasses.
The Strauss food company also followed the trend. After winning a concession for 50 railway refreshment stands, Strauss said ...
Twitter says it will remove private photos and videos if they are posted without a person’s consent, according to a company blog post.
The social media company already takes down posts that include certain types of personal information – such as location coordinates and cellphone numbers – when shared without the individual’s consent. But Twitter announced Tuesday that it would expand its policy to include “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.” The new rules are effective immediately.
“While our existing policies and Twitter Rules cover explicit instances of abusive behavior, this update will allow us to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content, provided it’s posted w...
CNN has suspended Chris Cuomo, one of its biggest stars, a day after the release of documents that detailed his efforts to help his brother, then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, fend off allegations of misconduct.
Transcripts from the New York Attorney General’s office on Monday showed that the cable host was far more involved in the governor’s crisis-management efforts than the younger Cuomo had previously acknowledged.
The network and its president, Jeff Zucker, had previously backed Cuomo for months, even as details accumulated about his role advising his brother, who eventually resigned in the wake of harassment allegations.
In May, The Post reported that Cuomo had joined conference calls to discuss how to handle the allegations. At the time, the network said it ...
Three people were killed and eight were injured, including one teacher, according to law enforcement
A 15-year-old student at a Michigan high school was taken into custody on Tuesday after allegedly shooting and killing three students and injuring eight others, including one teacher, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
The deceased victims are a 16-year-old male, a 14-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female. Two of the injured victims were in surgery as of 5:00 p.m. ET and six others were in stable condition with gunshot wounds.
Sheriff's deputies were called to Oxford High School at 12:51 p.m. ET and apprehended the suspect within five minutes. The shooter, who authorities believe acted alone, was uninjured and is n...
A suspected shooter is in custody after Oakland County, Michigan, police responded to an "active shooter" at Oxford High School, where police say "there are multiple victims."
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday afternoon that it had a suspect in custody.The 15-year-old gunman gave himself up when police arrived
"We do not believe there are any others at this time," according to a news release, referring to suspects.
Officers were searching the school for possible additional victims.
All evacuated students were being relocated to a nearby store for reunification with relatives.
Oxford is about 45 miles north of Detroit.
Thousands attend, and tens of millions view the annual event on the Ellipse, with participation by the Second Gentleman.
The lighting ceremony of the National Menorah took place this year in Washington, DC. The beautiful weather set the stage for a joyous celebration commemorating the first night of Chanukah.
This event has actually reached a record number of people, with over 50 million seeing it on over 1,000 national and local TV newscasts in all 50 US states and around the world, according to professional news monitoring. A new menorah structure was inaugurated, made from recycled aluminum and resources provided by ISRI – Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the voice of America’s scrap recyclers.
A novel component of the program was the meeting - for the first time ...
Growing up I was known as the “stupid basketball player.”My highlights included:- Always being put in the lowest level class- Diagnosed with serious dyslexia- In 11th grade being asked to leave even the lowest math class because even that was too high for me, and I had to study with a tutor instead. - Could barely get the minimum SAT score for DI NCAA eligibility to play college ballThen what is a stupid basketball player like me doing at HY Labs in the prestigious Science Park in Rechovot?Well, I first came across HY Labs when I was looking for a lab to do testing on my new product, the Antimicrobial and Moisture Wicking Aviv Basketball Net. Turns out HY Labs does testing for leading biotech companies around the world. They worked with me, and the test results were amazing - t...
The Foreign Ministry wants to send the rations to Africa, where the variant was discovered
As the omicron variant spreads, Israel stated Tuesday it will donate millions of AstraZeneca vaccines to developing nations.
The Foreign Ministry wants to send the rations to Africa, where the variant was discovered and the proportion of immunizations is particularly low.
"The Foreign Ministry, in cooperation with other parties, is examining options for assistance with vaccines for countries that need it," a spokesperson for the office told N12.
According to the source via Army Radio, the donation will go through the global vaccine initiative COVAX. The list for countries that Israel intends to donate to has not been finalized, however, Israel intends to focus on countries o...
The U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol said on Tuesday that Mark Meadows, former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, has provided records to the panel and agreed to appear “soon” for an initial deposition.
Those who fail to comply by January 16 will face a recurring monthly fine of over $100
Greece announced on Tuesday that it would make Covid vaccinations mandatory for people aged 60 and older.
The move is an effort to quell the resurgence of the virus that is burdening Greece’s frail healthcare system, Reuters reported.
Authorities noted that those who fail to comply by January 16 will face a recurring monthly fine of over $100, which will reportedly go towards a special fund to finance hospitals.
Tuesday's statement marks an EU-wide first in targeting a specific age group over vaccinations, while other countries are either making the jabs mandatory for everybody or for high-risk groups of workers.
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos...
State witness Nir Hefetz, a former adviser to former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, took the witness stand on Tuesday in the Jerusalem District Court.
After the hearing on Case 2000 concluded for the day, Hefetz asked that his interrogation in Case 4000 be held behind closed doors.
For its part, the prosecution asked that segments of the hearings dealing with “interrogation exercises” they used on Hefetz be held behind closed doors. Hefetz responded, “When this information comes out, it’s going to make a huge noise. I want the trial to be as open and transparent as possible, but behind closed doors. There’s a limit to what a person can endure.”
He added that "draconian" means had been used against him during his interrogation, "out of all proportion to t...
Jerusalem, Israel Nov. 30, 2021 - The inaugural IMPROVATE International Innovation Forum was held on Monday, at the Orient Isrotel hotel in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and government ministers, investors looking to invest in Israeli companies, ambassadors, heads of financial institutions, senior government officials and decision-makers from eastern and western Europe, the United Arab Emirates, and Africa attended.
Leading Israeli technology companies presented at the conference with the aim of creating wide-ranging business collaborations. The forum was intended to be an exclusive networking opportunity with only 300 invitees, including some of the world’s biggest investors.
Irina Nevzlin, Founder and Chair of IMPROVATE Israel reported i...
U.S. stocks took a leg down after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned the omicron variant could result in a faster path to tapering.
The Dow Jones Industrial average tumbled over 500 points or 1.5% while S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite slipped 1.4% each.
Powell told members of Congress on Tuesday that the omicron variant could mean policymakers may need to speed up the pace of previously outlined tapering plans. He also noted the U.S. will get a clearer picture on the variant in about ten days.
On inflation he said removing the word "transitory", a frequent description used by the Fed, now makes sense.
"I think you what you've seen, is you've seen our policy adapt and you'll see it continue to adapt...