Church of England and Bank of England apologise for historic slavery links

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The Bank of England vowed to block any images of its notorious former leaders from being displayed there - Toby Melville/Reuters
The Bank of England vowed to block any images of its notorious former leaders from being displayed there – Toby Melville/Reuters

The Church of England and the Bank of England apologised on Thursday night for their historic links to slavery through vicars, bishops and Bank governors who benefited from the trade in the 19th century.

The Church said its links to slavery were “a source of shame” as it emerged that scores of churches, clergymen and even a bishop could have been funded by compensation paid to plantation owners.

Fresh analysis of a database held by University College London (UCL) found that nearly 100 clergymen, including a bishop, who benefited from slavery were from the Church of England. Six governors and four directors of the Bank of England are also named as claimants or beneficiaries in the database.  

They include Sir John Rae Reid, governor between 1839 and 1841 and

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How to share your Kindle books in 2 different ways

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You can share Kindle books with (or in some cases, without) a Family Library.
You can share Kindle books with (or in some cases, without) a Family Library.

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  • It’s easy to share Kindle books through Amazon Household, a feature that allows you to share Amazon benefits between family members.

  • Setting up an Amazon Household, which can be done online or on your Kindle device, gives you access to a Family Library.

  • Books are automatically shared between members’ devices, though you can check a book’s status online at any time.

  • You can also share Kindle books with others by lending or borrowing, though not all Kindle books are eligible for this option.

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You can easily share Kindle books between family members, but you’ll have to set up an Amazon Household first.

In addition being able to share Prime benefits, creating an Amazon Household gives you access to Family Library, a shared collection of

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The 7 worst ways people are spending their tax refunds

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Since the pandemic pushed this year’s tax deadline back to July 15, many Americans will be receiving their refund in the coming weeks.

The IRS says people are getting back an average of $2,769 this year, a slight increase from the year before.

But with the economy still struggling and unemployment numbers hovering at record highs, managing your refund wisely is more important than ever.

Here are the seven worst ways to use a 2020 tax refund.

1. Letting it rot in checking accounts

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Setting your tax refund aside in an emergency fund is one of the smartest things you can do. Many financial advisers recommend keeping enough cash on hand to cover at least six months of your regular expenses.

But keep in mind: Where you stash your emergency savings matters a lot.

Don’t just leave your funds in a traditional checking account, which

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Pot shops are copying Amazon and Uber Eats

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The cannabis sector is tearing pages from the playbooks of technology titans during COVID-19, deploying ideas inspired by Amazon (AMZN) and Uber Eats (UBER) to reshape how consumers buy pot.

The pandemic spurred a flurry of innovation as governments locked down brick-and-mortar cannabis stores in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. In Ontario, private retailers fast-tracked new online sales channels temporarily opened up by the province, allowing them to stay in business after stores were ordered closed between April 5 and the first phase of conditional reopening on May 19.

Many within the industry want the Ford government to make the concessions granted to weather the virus permanent. Prior to COVID-19, legal online sales in Ontario were the exclusive domain of the province-run Ontario Cannabis Store.

While it’s unclear if the window of digital opportunity will remain open for private shops once state of emergency orders

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Edited Transcript of 7731.T earnings conference call or presentation 28-May-20 10:59am GMT

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Tokyo Jun 18, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Nikon Corp earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:59:00am GMT

Hello, everybody. This is Tokunari, serving as CFO as of April 1. I would like to thank our investors, analysts and the media for this opportunity.

In order to prevent a further outbreak of COVID-19, we are at this time, holding this session through the Internet. I know this is causing you inconveniences, but Nikon is giving its top priority to secure the safety of our employees and their families and all the stakeholders, including our customers. Hope you understand this, and I do appreciate for your understanding.

That said, I will cover the financial results for the year ended March 31, 2020, as well as our forecast for the year ending March 31, 2021. Slide 3 shows the summary for the year ended March 31, … Read More

2 Hoboken Parks Reopen; What To Do If Server Isn’t Wearing A Mask

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HOBOKEN, NJ – Mayor Ravi Bhalla said Thursday morning that one new case of coronavirus was reported in the city Wednesday, bringing the total to 572 residents who tested positive. Before that, there were no reports of new cases since the previous Wednesday.

There have been no new deaths reported since May 21. On June 9, Bhalla said the city had learned of a woman in her 80s who had died of the virus a month earlier but hadn’t been counted with residents. She was the 30th announced case.

Bhalla said Thursday, “No demonstrators [in the local George Floyd protest] from Hoboken tested at Riverside were positive for COVID-19.” Bhalla has said that mask-wearing helped the protestors. In fact, new studies have supported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation that mask-wearing is very helpful in cutting down on (but not eliminating entirely) the spread of the virus.


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How much and where do I pay taxes on the extra $600? Your COVID-19 money questions, answered

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It’s hard out there. And, in this time of uncertainty, USA TODAY is working to find answers to your money questions – anything from stimulus checks or unemployment benefits to your 401(k) or retirement plans. You can submit your questions here and read earlier answers below.

We will be updating the Q&A, so check back often. But, also look to these places:

There are a few ways you can pay taxes on your unemployment.

You can choose to have them taken out when applying online for jobless benefits for some states. Or you can fill out Federal Form W-4V Voluntary Withholding Request and have federal taxes automatically have taxes taken out, according to Greene-Lewis. When you fill out the form you can request to have up to 10% taken out, she added. 

Once you are working again, if you have an employer you can adjust your federal tax withholding using … Read More

Domestic abusers use tech that connects as a weapon during coronavirus lockdowns

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<span class="caption">Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images">AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images</a></span>
Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls. AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has driven much of daily life – work, school, socializing – online. Unfortunately, perpetrators of violence against women and girls are also increasingly turning to technology in response to the pandemic.

Globally, violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions, with one in three experiencing an act of physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Most of these acts of violence are perpetrated by intimate partners and family. In the United States, women are at increased risk of violence from a current or former intimate partner, and they are more likely than men to suffer injuries, be treated in emergency rooms and be killed as a result of intimate partner violence.

Violence against women and girls is costly for victims and their families, communities and society. The problem is

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Business leaders fear ‘flaming on social media’ if they criticize President Donald Trump: Fast Company Editor-in-Chief

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Many business leaders disapprove of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, but fear the consequences of saying so publicly — according to Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of the business publication Fast Company.

In a newly released interview, taped on April 27, Mehta said many top executives find it “frustrating” they cannot criticize Trump over his handling of the pandemic due to potential damage for their company and personal backlash they may face online.

“It’s frustrating for a lot of leaders in business because they feel they can’t come out and call the president out on it,” says Mehta, a former business reporter at the Wall Street Journal and executive editor at Fortune.

“The consequences can be pretty great, not only to their business but also they become the subject of some pretty, pretty serious flaming on social media,” she adds.

Since Trump took office, he has sharply rebuked some

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Will NFL, Nike, Twitter and corporate celebrations America make a difference?

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This year’s Juneteenth holiday, which is on Friday, may be the most celebrated in decades.

Amid the backdrop of more than two weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality and racism after the death of George Floyd, major companies and organizations have rushed to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for their employees or in some fashion. The move has been met as a welcome recognition that Black history is a shared American history but also with a bit of concern that it be more than a short-lived gesture.  

Twitter, Nike and the NFL are just some of the biggest names raising the mainstream profile of Juneteenth by giving their employees a paid holiday to recognize the date.

Some find the fact that companies are scrambling to do so somewhat ironic since Juneteenth – a mashup of the month’s name and the date, the 19th – came to be because of 

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