Storm Lever To Moderate THE POWER OF THE WOMXN’S VOTE Panel, Hosted By The Hysterical Womxn’s Society

The discussion takes place October 14 at 7pm.

Storm Lever To Moderate THE POWER OF THE WOMXN'S VOTE Panel, Hosted By The Hysterical Womxn's Society

Election day is only a few weeks away, and women equal approximately 53% of the electorate. Tomorrow night, The Hysterical Womxn’s Society will host a virtual discussion all about the power and nuance behind this majority’s vote and the urgent need for womxn to exercise their powerful voice.

Storm Lever (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Fly) will moderate an educational and in-depth discussion with panelists Halie Soifer (Executive Director of Jewish Democratic Council of America and former National Security Advisor to Senator Kamala Harris), Kwajelyn Jackson (Executive Director of the Feminist Women’s Health Center) and Joanne Grady-Huskey (Co-Founder and VP of iLive2Lead Young Women’s Leadership Program).

This event is presented in partnership with Broadway for Biden, Swing from Home, Producing Blue, and the Jewish Democractic Council of America, along with leaders in the Broadway community, including Jessie Hooker-Bailey, Shoshana Bean, Jenn Colella,

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No place in policing for ‘power to mistreat people’: CT departments evolve under duty to intervene law

NEW HAVEN — Winchester Police Chief William Fitzgerald says his department has updated its policies since the state’s law enforcement accountability bill was passed, but the reality is that his officers know “use of force should be one of the last resorts for an arrest.”

Like police departments across Connecticut, Fitzgerald is looking at policies, including the one under which police officers now are expressly required to step in when witnessing another officer using excessive force, as the “duty to intervene,” a section of the police reform bill passed into law by the legislature earlier this year, went into effect on Oct. 1.

The Winchester Police Department in Winsted.

State Senate President Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, a co-sponsor of the bill, noted that it was passed as legislators dealt with the “shock” of the death of George Floyd while being restrained by police in Minneapolis, with hopes of preventing such an incident from occurring in

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Annabelle Southcoat, Government Scientist, On The Positive Power Of Champions In The Workplace

In honor of Mental Health Awareness week starting in the USA this weekend, I’d like to share with a story from another inspirational woman in my network. Annabelle Southcoat is a genuine polymath – someone whose intellectual curiosity and drive for humanity and social justice has led her down so many fruitful paths already. Her story is interesting because she so nearly wasn’t. Her story is relevant to business leaders because she demonstrates the value of authentic adjustments to our inclusion practice and how, with the right champion, we can change the course and direction of lives. Ms Southcoat is now a Psychologist at the UK Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) a drummer in a band, an innovative thinker and a pussy cat mother. She says,

”I’m also a dyslexic, gay, trans woman (though I tend to just say woman these days)

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Kyrgyz opposition groups make rival power grabs after toppling government

By Olga Dzyubenko



a person sitting on a bench: Members of voluntary people's patrol guard the government headquarters building in Bishkek


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Members of voluntary people’s patrol guard the government headquarters building in Bishkek

BISHKEK (Reuters) – The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan slid deeper into chaos as rival opposition factions made grabs for power on Wednesday, a day after they stormed government buildings, forcing the prime minister to quit and a parliamentary election to be annulled.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: People attend a rally following post-election protests during which opposition groups took control of most of the government's apparatus, in Bishkek


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People attend a rally following post-election protests during which opposition groups took control of most of the government’s apparatus, in Bishkek

Left isolated by the resignation of Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov’s government late on Tuesday, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov called for all party talks in a statement on Wednesday, reiterating his willingness to mediate.



a group of people performing on a counter: Protesters are seen inside the parliament building, known as the White House, in Bishkek


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Protesters are seen inside the parliament building, known as the White House, in Bishkek

Two presidents have been overthrown in Kyrgyzstan in the past 15 years, and longtime ally Russia expressed

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Kyrgyz opposition make rival power grabs after toppling government

The Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan slid deeper into chaos as rival opposition factions made grabs for power on Wednesday, a day after they stormed government buildings, forcing the prime minister to quit and a parliamentary election to be annulled.

Left isolated by the resignation of Prime Minister Kubatbek Boronov’s government late on Tuesday, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov called for all party talks during an interview with the BBC.

Two presidents have been overthrown in Kyrgyzstan in the past 15 years, and longtime ally Russia expressed concern as protests spread across the country, which borders China, in the wake of Sunday’s vote.

Kyrgyzstan hosts a Russian military airbase and a large Canadian-owned gold mining operation.

Late on Tuesday, its parliament agreed to nominate opposition politician Sadyr Zhaparov — freed from prison by protesters just hours earlier — for prime minister, but an angry mob then broke into the hotel where it

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Kyrgyzstan opposition claims power after storming government buildings

Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they had seized power in the strategically-important Central Asian country on Tuesday after taking control of government buildings in the capital during protests over a parliamentary election.



a group of people standing around a fire: People protesting the results of an election gather Tuesday by a bonfire in front of the main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek.


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People protesting the results of an election gather Tuesday by a bonfire in front of the main government building, known as the White House, in Bishkek.

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said the country, which hosts a Russian air base and a large Canadian-controlled gold mine, was facing an attempted coup d’etat. He ordered security forces not to open fire on protesters however.

One person was killed and 590 wounded in unrest overnight, the government said. The opposition said it had freed Almazbek Atambayev, a former president jailed on corruption charges, and was already discussing the lineup of a provisional government.

It was not clear what role, if any, Atambayev would receive, and Jeenbekov, the

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UK government to invest millions on wind power, Johnson says

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Tuesday that every home in Britain will be powered by wind energy in a decade as the government kick-starts a “green industrial revolution’’ that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs.



Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the headquarters of Octopus Energy in London, Monday Oct. 5, 2020. They visited the startup company to promote the company's plan to create 1,000 new technology jobs across sites in London, Brighton, Warwick and Leicester, and a new tech hub in Manchester. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)


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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the headquarters of Octopus Energy in London, Monday Oct. 5, 2020. They visited the startup company to promote the company’s plan to create 1,000 new technology jobs across sites in London, Brighton, Warwick and Leicester, and a new tech hub in Manchester. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)

In a speech to the annual Conservative Party conference, Johnson said the government would invest 160 million pounds ($208 million) in ports and factories to support production of the next generation of wind turbines. That is a tiny fraction of what it will cost to reach his goal as the U.K. currently gets about

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Opposition in Kyrgyzstan claim power after storming government buildings

Opposition groups in Kyrgyzstan said they had seized power in the strategically-important Central Asian country on Tuesday after taking control of government buildings in the capital during protests over a parliamentary election.

President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said the country, which hosts a Russian air base and a large Canadian-controlled gold mine, was facing an attempted coup d’etat. He ordered security forces not to open fire on protesters, however one person was killed and 590 wounded in unrest overnight, the government said.

The opposition said it had freed Almazbek Atambayev, a former president jailed on corruption charges, and was already discussing the line-up of a provisional government. It was not clear what role, if any, Atambayev would receive, and Jeenbekov, the sitting president, showed no immediate signs of relinquishing power.

Kyrgyzstan borders China and is a close ally of Russia and has long been a platform for geopolitical competition between Moscow, Washington

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Swedish government faces battle to stay in power as labour talks fail

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s minority government faces a potential rebellion by three small parties that keep it in power over plans to ease rules in the country’s rigid labour market.

Talks between trade unions and employer organisations broke down early on Thursday, handing the job of finding a solution to the Social Democrat-Green government. The government needs the backing of the Left Party as well as two small centre-right parties to pass its budgets.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven had promised the two centre-right parties that if the unions and employers fail to agree new practices, the government would adopt proposals made by a commission to ease first-in-last-out rules, which critics say hamper companies’ ability to adapt to changing conditions.

Left Party leader Jonas Sjostedt said he would try to bring down the coalition if that plan goes ahead.

“Stefan Lofven cannot remain as prime minister if he plans to put

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PMG Partners With OBE Power at Society Las Olas to Provide Smart Community EV Charging

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 29, 2020–

Property Markets Group (PMG), a leading modern urban developer, has partnered with OBE Power, the leading private network of smart, distributed electric vehicle chargers in Florida to offer Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service (EV CaaS) at Society Las Olas, a 639 unit apartment community in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The first PMG property to integrate OBE Power’s networked charging solution is the largest co-living community in America, featuring stunning residences and amenities with a focus on sustainable living.

OBE Power’s Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service and digital platform allows PMG to integrate smart community charging into Society Las Olas’ unique approach to the resident experience. Miami-based OBE Power owns, installs, and manages the charging amenity. Property managers can oversee its administration through OBE Power’s user-friendly web portal, as well as track environmental benefits real time.

According to OBE Power’s Managing Director

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