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Ad campaign geared toward boosting business for restaurants impacted by water crisis
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Ad campaign geared toward boosting business for restaurants impacted by water crisis

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - With what many hope is the worst of Jackson’s water crisis now in the rearview mirror, restaurant owners have a message for patrons: come back, the water’s fine. “We just want people to know that it’s safe to come back,” said Mimi Grisby, an employee with Broad Street Baking Company & Cafe. Grisby wasn’t talking with WLBT. Rather, she was speaking to people across the metro area, as one of about five or six restaurant workers featured in a commercial for the “Y’all Come Back” advertising campaign.[Click here to watch.]Recently, restaurant owners, advertising officials and community leaders came together to launch the publicity effort, urging people to again eat at Jackson’s restaurants.Rebecca Garrison, executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundatio...
FAA Mandates Seaplane Inspections After Puget Sound Crash
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FAA Mandates Seaplane Inspections After Puget Sound Crash

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday ordered seaplanes like one that went down in Washington’s Puget Sound in September be inspected for a flaw that likely caused the deadly crash.The Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directive requires that operators of all the DHC-3 Otter seaplanes in the United States — 63 of about 160 operating worldwide — examine the stabilizer to confirm the condition of an actuator piece, The Seattle Times reported. That piece was missing from the Friday Harbor Seaplanes aircraft that crashed Sept. 4 into the waters near Whidbey Island, killing 10 people, newspaper reported.Operators must confirm that the stabilizer actuator lock ring is correctly installed and report back to the FAA by Dec. 19, according to the directive. The order does not...
Greece Finds Another Survivor From Migrant Boat Sinking
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Greece Finds Another Survivor From Migrant Boat Sinking

By ELENA BECATOROS, Associated PressATHENS, Greece (AP) — One more person from a migrant boat shipwreck has been found alive, Greece's coast guard said Wednesday, bringing the total number of survivors to 11 from the sailboat that capsized and sank in rough seas east of Athens with reportedly about 68 people on board.A search and rescue operation continued for a second day in the treacherous Kafireas Strait, between the islands of Evia and Andros east of the Greek capital.The coast guard said the 11th survivor was found early Wednesday on land on the southern tip of Evia. The survivors, all men, include six Egyptians, three Afghans and two Iranians, and all have been taken to the town of Karystos on Evia.The first nine were rescued Tuesday from an uninhabited islet south of Evia in the ...
Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.
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Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.

Atlanta CNN  —  Aaron Bethea says he has voted election after election for US presidents, governors and senators – and yet those lawmakers have done little to nothing to improve life for him, his family or his community. Bethea said he believes the issues he cares about, financial freedom and equal investment in predominately Black schools, have largely been ignored. “Where we are from, nobody really cares about what Black men think,” said Bethea, an Atlanta father of six who owns a wholesale company that sells televisions. “They don’t do anything for us.” Bethea, 40, said he still plans to vote Democratic in Georgia’s hotly contested gubernatorial and US Senate races. But he’s not vo...
Opinion: Inflation has driven US politics before
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Opinion: Inflation has driven US politics before

Editor’s Note: Meg Jacobs teaches history at Princeton University. Follow her on Twitter @MegJacobs100. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  President Joe Biden stands accused of playing politics with petroleum. His opponents say the reason he is releasing millions of barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is to bring prices at the pump down before the midterm elections. They might be right. As public opinion polls reveal, the economy appears to be the top issue for voters. As we approach the midterms, more and more candidates, especially in the GOP, are running on anti-infl...
WB technology project employs 2,672…
Technology

WB technology project employs 2,672…

AMMAN — World Bank (WB) Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Ferid Belhaj said that the youth and technology project funded by WB in Jordan has provided 2,672 job opportunities, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلانThe project is currently preparing a technology curriculum for government schools for grades 7 through 12, he said.Speaking during a meeting with Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmed Hanandeh, Belhaj pointed to the growing role, digital companies in Jordan play in creating employment and skills-building programs for youth and women, to support economic growth.Hanandeh said that some 55 companies have received support from the program, adding that in 2023, the technology curriculum will be introduced in government sch...
Sonic The Hedgehog’s Lifetime Sales Speed Past 1.5 Billion Units
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Sonic The Hedgehog’s Lifetime Sales Speed Past 1.5 Billion Units

Image: Nintendo LifeIt's been a pretty big year for Sonic the Hedgehog. From the commercial success of his second movie back in April to the impending release of the much-anticipated Sonic Frontiers in November and the new Sonic Prime Netflix series in December, it is getting pretty difficult to miss SEGA's speedy lil spike ball. According to the company's latest annual report, it is clear that Sonic's popularity isn't slowing down. The figures contained within the report detail the lifetime sales for all of the company's assets (original and acquired) including the likes of Puyo Puyo, Football Manager and Persona. It is Sonic, however, that stands blue head and shoulders above the rest, with the franchise having sold a total of 1.51 billion units (game sales and downloads across paid ...
Poland Chooses US to Build Its First Nuclear Power Plant
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Poland Chooses US to Build Its First Nuclear Power Plant

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland says it has chosen the U.S. government and Westinghouse to build its first nuclear power plant, announcing an important step in its efforts to burn less coal and gain greater energy independence.Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said late Friday that Poland's nuclear energy project will use the “reliable, safe technology” of Westinghouse Electric Company, saying a strong Poland-U.S. alliance “guarantees the success of our joint initiatives.”Poland has been planning for many years to build a nuclear power plant to gain greater energy independence and replace aging coal plants in a country with some of the worst levels of air pollution in Europe.Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and its use of energy as a tool amid a larger standoff with the West, has added greate...
Where Will the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch OLED Be on Sale for Black Friday?
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Where Will the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch OLED Be on Sale for Black Friday?

Graphic: Joe TilleliOnly two more months left in the year which means the holiday shopping season is in full swing. For the gamers out there trying to score on new consoles be it Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo, we’ll be tracking where and when to find the best deals on these big three consoles. Be sure to check this page periodically to find out where you can find a new console in stock for Black Friday 2022 as well be updating it as deals come in.Graphic: Joe TilleliG/O Media may get a commissionGraphic: Joe TilleliG/O Media may get a commissionG/O Media may get a commission20% offEttitude - 20% Off20% off bundled bamboo beddingThe brand’s proprietary CleanBamboo is a soft, breathable fabric; their signature sateen is cool to the touch.Graphic: Joe TilleliG/O Media may get a commission...
US Mortgage Rates Top 7% for the First Time in 2 Decades
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US Mortgage Rates Top 7% for the First Time in 2 Decades

By MATT OTT and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business WritersWASHINGTON (AP) — The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate topped 7% for the first time in more than two decades this week, a result of the Federal Reserve's aggressive rate hikes intended to tame the nation's stubbornly high inflation.Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average on the key 30-year rate jumped to 7.08% from 6.94% last week. Last year at this time, rates on a 30-year mortgage averaged 3.14%.Higher mortgage rates reduce homebuyers’ purchasing power, resulting in fewer people being able to afford to buy a home at a time when home prices continue to climb, albeit more slowly than earlier this year. The combination of higher rates and home prices means a typical mortgage payment for a homebuyer is up hundreds of...