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Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in New York City’s Central Park playground
Entertainment

Statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin appears in New York City’s Central Park playground

A red sculpture portraying Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on a war tank has been installed in a playground in New York City's famed Central Park.  Children play by a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin riding a tank created by French artist James Colomina in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 2, 2022. ANDREW KELLY / REUTERS French artist James Colomina, who is known for placing his red statues in unconventional areas without prior announcement, created the piece, according to Reuters."This sculpture aims at denouncing the absurdity of war and at highlighting children's courage when faced with violent, catastrophic situations triggered by...
David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Entertainment

David Ortiz highlights Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony

David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a tad of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthiem — and was humbled by his surroundings. "I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here today and for giving me the joy of being able to travel this path, this path that has allowed me to be here today and hopefully inspire everyone to believe in yourself," Ortiz said. Ortiz was greeted by a raucous crowd chanting "Papi! Papi!" as many fans made the four-hour drive from the vicinity of Fenway Park to attend the festivities.When he took the stage, Ortiz pointed skywa...
Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10
Politics

Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

  Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign) July 20, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Liz Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10 Elizabeth Holtzman -- former member of Congress, Brooklyn District Attorney, and NYC Comptroller -- joined the show to discuss her campaign for Congress in the new 10th District of New York, which includes much of Lower Manhattan and a large stretch of Brooklyn. Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio below or download the episode wherever you get your podcasts at Max Politics. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.p...