On Thanksgiving Day there will be a lot of cloud cover, but it will still be mild with highs in the 40s to near 50s. There will be a few showers around Thursday, especially in the afternoon and the further west you are in the region. There is only a chance of a shower near and east of I-99. As a cold front moves through the region, some showers will fall on Thursday evening that will give way to snow showers. It could be a bit slippery into western Pennsylvania Friday morning.
This front will usher in a much colder air mass for the rest of the holiday weekend. Friday will be windy and colder, with variable clouds and snow showers. The snow showers will be enough to cause some slippery roads across the Laurel Highlands. Highlights will be in the 30’s with the wind making it feel colder. A cold wind will continue on Saturday with scattered snow showers, especially in the morning. Saturday we will have a mix of clouds and sunshine, with maximum temperatures around 30 degrees. Sunday will be a cold day with more clouds than sunshine. A disturbance moves close enough to the area to bring the chance of a spell of snow or snow showers Sunday night. This can again cause slippery travel. Highest Sunday will be in the lower to mid 30s. Monday will remain cold with more clouds than sunshine, along with scattered showers and snow showers. Highlights will be in the lower to mid-30s. Later next week, the cold weather pattern should abate.
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Rob Burgess van Taup sailed home from Australia after MIQ lottery failed
Rob Burgess (right) came back to NZ on a boat after three months of failed attempts to get into MIQ while in Australia. Pictured at home in Taupō with children Charlotte and Liam.
A man from Taup, fed up with the “soul-destroying” MIQ lottery, found another way to return to New Zealand.
Rob Burgess was part of a group that came home on a 56-foot power catamaran on
RPT UPDATE 3 Rohingya Refugees Sue Facebook for $150 Billion Over Violence in Myanmar
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By Elizabeth Culliford
Dec 6 (Reuters) – Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company has failed to act against anti-Rohingya hate speech that has contributed to violence.
A US class-action lawsuit filed Monday in California by law firms Edelson PC and Fields PLLC argues that the company’s failure to control content and the platform’s design contributed to the real-life violence facing the Rohingya. . .com/investigates/special-report/myanmar-facebook-hate community.
In a concerted action, British lawyers have also sent a letter of formal notice to Facebook’s London office.
A Meta spokesperson said in a statement: “We are shocked by the crimes committed against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. We have built a dedicated team of Burmese speakers, banned the Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s military), disrupted networks that manipulate public debate and take action against harmful misinformation to protect people. We have also invested in Burmese language technology to reduce the prevalence of infringing content.”
The company previously said it was “too slow to prevent misinformation and hatred” in Myanmar.
A spokesman for the Myanmar junta did not return calls from Reuters to comment on the legal action against Facebook.
In 2018, UN human rights researchers said the use of Facebook had played a key role in spreading hate speech that fueled the violence.
A Reuters investigation https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/myanmar-facebook-hate that year, cited in the US complaint, found more than 1,000 examples of posts, comments, and images depicting the Rohingya and other attacking Muslims on Facebook. Almost all were in the main local language, Burmese.
The swear words included posts calling the Rohingya or other Muslims dogs, maggots and rapists, suggesting that they be fed to pigs, and urging them to be shot or exterminated.
The posts were tolerated despite Facebook rules specifically prohibiting attacking ethnic groups with “violent or dehumanizing language” or comparing them to animals.
Facebook has said it is protected from liability for content posted by users by a US internet law known as Section 230, which states that online platforms are not liable for content posted by third parties. The complaint says it wants to apply Myanmar law to the claims if Section 230 is raised as a defense.
While US courts can apply foreign law to cases where the alleged harm and activities by companies occurred in other countries, two legal experts interviewed by Reuters said they were not aware of a successful precedent for foreign law invoked in lawsuits against social media companies where Section 230 protections may apply.
Anupam Chander, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, said relying on Myanmar law was not “inappropriate”. But he predicted that “it is unlikely to be successful,” saying that “it would be strange if Congress ruled out actions under US law but allowed them to proceed under foreign law.”
More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine state in Myanmar in August 2017 after a military crackdown that refugees say involved massacres and rapes. Rights groups documented murders of civilians and the burning of villages.
Myanmar authorities say they fought an insurgency and deny committing systematic atrocities.
The International Criminal Court has opened a case over allegations of crimes in the region. In September, a US federal judge ordered Facebook to release data from accounts linked to anti-Rohingya violence in Myanmar that the social media giant had shut down.
The new class-action lawsuit references claims by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, who leaked a cache https://www.reuters.com/technology/facebook-whistleblower-says-transparency-needed-fix-social-media-ills- 2021-12-03 from internal documents this year that the company does not monitor abusive content in countries where such expressions are likely to do the most damage.
The complaint also cites recent media reports, including a Reuters report https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/information-combat-inside-fight-myanmars-soul-2021-11-01 last month, that Myanmar military used fake social media accounts to engage in what is commonly referred to in the military as “information battle.”
Mohammed Taher, a refugee living in the camps in Bangladesh where more than a million Rohingya live, said Facebook was widely used to spread anti-Rohingya propaganda.
“We are happy with the move,” he said on the phone.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Culliford in New York. Additional reporting by Poppy McPherson, Ruma Paul and Steve Stecklow. Editing by Gerry Doyle, Nick Macfie and Rosalba O’Brien)
14 Best Products From Amazon Surprise Beauty Deals Event
Amazon, you make us to blush with your surprise event for beauty deals.
The powerhouse has decided to bless us with their kindness by offering limited-time deals on major premium beauty brands.
Score now up to 50% off makeup, fragrance and nails, up to 40% off skin care and facial equipment and up to 40% off hair care and hair equipment.
Some of the high level brands included in the sale include Haus, Bioderma, innisfree, R+Co and more.
We couldn’t be more excited as there’s never been a better time to stock up on your favorite products like lip gloss, hair essentials, falsies and everything else.
Not only will the following products be great stocking stuffers, but also unforgettable gifts!
To kickstart your premium savings experience, we’ve outlined some of the products we’re currently adding to our own shopping carts.
Looking for a do-it-all eyeshadow palette? If so, it’s your lucky day.
This Haus Laboratories x Lady Gaga palette contains 10 universal shades to suit every skin tone. In the tins you will also find shimmering, metallic and matte shades that blend seamlessly to create a seductive look.
While we’re on the subject of the iconic Haus brand, we’d grab their discounted bad eyeliner and glossy shine while you’re at it.
If you don’t use micellar water, you’re missing out.
Essentially, it’s a two-in-one solution that simultaneously removes makeup and cleanses the skin of impurities. Simply dip a cotton pad in Sensibio H2O and gently rub it over your face. It is ideal for sensitive skin and can be used morning and evening every day of the week.
With over 11,700 positive reviews, you know this hair rejuvenating shampoo is the real deal.
Using Nioxin’s system, you get thicker, fuller hair while protecting each strand from damage. If that’s not enough for you to sign up for this incredible deal, you should know that the Nioxin System 2 has also won multiple hair awards and won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a fresh mani but despise the drying process. It’s taking too long, and let’s face it. No matter how careful you are, you will soil them somehow.
These OPI drying drops are here to save the day as they take your nails from “wet to hard” in a quick 60 seconds.
Guys, this one is for you. and women, if you have a man in your life, you should buy this for him ASAP. When I tell you that the Kenneth Cole Black is sophisticated, warm and elegant, I mean it. You will not regret this purchase.
I never thought I would need a facial cleansing brush until I got one myself. It really improves your self-care routine and brings top-notch cleansing properties that you just can’t get by using your hands. And if you still need a reason to sign up for this mega deal, the PMD cleaning device is currently 30% off.
Nothing has changed my skin like vitamin C serum. It brightens (goodbye, dark circles), hydrates, firms and visibly reduces fine lines. Better yet, Vichy’s Vitamin C Serum also contains Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E — two of my other aged skincare ingredients.
Frizz, get out!
Eliminate those pesky flies and tame those mane with R+Co’s Shine Cream. It facilitates deep hydration and elicits a high shine. I’ll take two, please.
Perfect for the holidays, this sweet red is cheerful and bright. But we get it, the Big Apple Red color might not be for everyone. So check out OPI’s other 33 options to find your perfect crimson shade.
As the brand says, “Between love and madness lies obsession”, and we guarantee you will be obsessed with this Calvin Klein fragrance.
This fragrance contains long lasting notes of begamot, mandarin orange, exotic spices, jasmine, orange blossom and musk amber.
Who doesn’t love Drybar? They are a cult classic and right now you can get their Brush Crush for 15% off. It’s a quick way to smooth your hair by combining the heat of a flat iron with the texture of a hairbrush. Better yet, it’s all accomplished in one easy step.
Another great facial cleansing product – this pro-collagen cleansing balm nourishes the skin while removing impurities and softening and calming your skin. This rich formula also contains essential oils designed to stimulate the senses and leave skin baby soft.
If you’ve been looking for the ideal way to reveal vibrant, glowing skin, you’ve found it!
With the PMD at-home microderm tool, you can facilitate a variety of facial treatments that reduce blemishes, smooth and even skin tone, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Looking for an improved hair straightener? Well, we have the perfect one for you.
The BaBylissPRO hair straightener has a sleek design and reaches heat levels up to 450°F. So what are you waiting for? Go for that ultra-smooth hair.
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