This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault on Israel's democracy. Netanyahu, 73, who is on trial for corruption, will likely be buoyed by a loyal and comfortable governing majority that could grant him a lifeline from conviction. Defenders of the justice system say the proposed changes would allow legislators to abuse their authority and disrupt the tenuous balance of powers that keeps them in check. “It brings us to a situation where our entire democracy boils down to elections, but once you are elected you can do whatever you want,” said Amir Fuchs, senior researcher at Jerusalem’s Israel Democracy … [Read more...] about EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?
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Homebuyers may have missed their chance to lock in super-low interest rates, but the window of opportunity for job-seekers remains wide open. Texas has more people working than ever before, and Dallas-Fort Worth added 255,000 jobs in the last 12 months — roughly two-and-a-half times the usual pace. Yet employers are still clamoring for more help. In September, Texas had nearly 1.03 million job openings, the most ever and nearly twice the number before the pandemic, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That translates into almost 1.8 openings for every unemployed Texan. For those already working, a million job openings offer a great shot at trading up. “It’s still a really good time to apply and be active — if you’re looking for something new,” said Thomas Vick , Dallas-Fort Worth regional director of Robert Half, a major staffing firm. “A lot of candidates are still very comfortable looking for another job. And they’re quickly realizing how … [Read more...] about Help wanted: Texas has over 1 million job openings, the most ever
Aston Martin pulled off the shock signing of the summer by luring Fernando Alonso from Alpine to join them. He will race alongside Lance Stroll, son of the team’s owner Lawrence. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free The billionaire who bought the team four years ago is serious in his desire to transform the outfit into championship contenders. For further proof of that consider the brand new, state-of-the-art, “game-changing” factory and wind tunnel they began building last summer. RaceFans visited the site on Friday as the project nears completion. Based opposite Silverstone circuit the ambitious, 40-acre project will also provide space for a simulator as well as housing the team’s manufacturing, marketing and design teams. Built at an estimated cost of up to £200 million, the site will consist of three buildings. The area of the factory where the team’s future cars will be designed and built is due to come into operation next year. The main building is … [Read more...] about The home of F1’s next new champions? First look at Aston Martin’s £200m ‘game changer’ · RaceFans
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 Jaclyn Gartner was scrolling through photos of shelter pups when one caught her eye: A dog named Van Gogh with only one ear. His left ear had been ripped off in the cruel world of dog fighting, and he was found bloodied and cowering inside a drainage pipe, covered in cuts and scrapes. A shelter in North Carolina was trying to get him adopted. "He'd had an absolutely horrific life, and yet he looked happy, and I was told he got along well with people," said Gartner, founder of the Happily Furever After Rescue in Bethel, Conn., which takes in pets at risk of being put down in shelters because they are old or disabled. "His ear had to be surgically removed, but Van Gogh was resilient, even after all he'd been through." "I had to rescue him," she added. Gartner arranged for the nonprofit Pilots N Paws to fly Van Gogh to her in Connecticut in June. She … [Read more...] about Nobody wanted to adopt the dog with one ear – until he started painting
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States have repeatedly been on the verge of agreement on a prisoner exchange, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday, adding that a deal is still possible before the year's end. The Biden administration has been trying for months to negotiate the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another American jailed in Russia, Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, including through a possible prisoner swap with Moscow. Asked by reporters whether a swap is possible before the year's end, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov responded that “there always is a chance." “Regrettably, there have been a few occasions when it seemed that a decision in favor of it was about to be made, but it never happened,” he said without elaborating. “If that happened, if would undoubtedly send a positive signal that not … [Read more...] about Russian diplomat says prisoner swap with US remains possible
Listen to this article It can be embarrassing to ask strangers for help when your car breaks down. Now, imagine how much worse you'd feel needing assistance to push start your Ferrari F50. That's exactly what happens in this brief clip. The video starts in media res with people already pushing the Ferrari , so we don't know things begin. Six guys shove the F50 onto the road. Traffic is fairly light, which makes this work a lot easier because they have plenty of room to get the vehicle moving. Once the Ferrari is at a good roll, the driver pops the clutch, and the V12 engine roars to life. He waves at the helpers and says thank you by launching the vehicle, complete with a bit of smoke coming off the rear wheels. The Ferrari F50 debuted at the 1995 Geneva Motor Show to mark the Prancing Horse's fiftieth anniversary. To keep them special, the brand made just 349 examples. Decades before the Mercedes-AMG One , the F50 put a Formula One-derived engine into a … [Read more...] about Ferrari F50 Needs A Push Start To Get Its V12 Engine Running
Qualifying: 13 – 9 After the highs of 2020 and ’21, this year’s championship was a reality check for Pierre Gasly while Yuki Tsunoda can be grateful for Franz Tost’s three-year theory. But as team-mates the AlphaTauri pairing were let down by their AT03, its lacklustre single lap pace and poor reliability. The team in turn could respond to that by saying they were let down by their drivers being involved in one too many crashes. The Faenza squad largely went unnoticed this season with their results nothing to write home about, a scattering of points for both drivers, Gasly bagging six top-ten results with a best showing of P5 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix; Tsunoda racking up four with his best a P7 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. With two retirements, one in fact a non-start given Tsunoda’s car broke down on the way to the grid in Saudi Arabia, team boss Tost admitted the team was “two steps behind”. It was deficit they were never able to recover from, not helped by crashes … [Read more...] about Pierre Gasly v Yuki Tsunoda: Two drivers in desperate need of fresh starts