Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:17:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sbs-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Busses – SBS Depot http://sbs-depot.com/ 32 32 CATS will launch an on-demand transit pilot program https://sbs-depot.com/cats-will-launch-an-on-demand-transit-pilot-program/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:42:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/cats-will-launch-an-on-demand-transit-pilot-program/ CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The Charlotte Area Transit System is set to launch an on-demand service that would allow riders to call them in select Charlotte neighborhoods. “Our goal is not to be service reduction but service expansion,” said CATS Director of Planning Jason Lawrence. But with CATS recently cutting bus routes and a shortage […]]]>

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – The Charlotte Area Transit System is set to launch an on-demand service that would allow riders to call them in select Charlotte neighborhoods.

“Our goal is not to be service reduction but service expansion,” said CATS Director of Planning Jason Lawrence.

But with CATS recently cutting bus routes and a shortage of drivers, how will this service be viable?

Lawrence said the service will be offered through a combination of ride-sharing services and third-party contractors, but all rides will be requested through the CATS app. The aim is to retain the large 40ft CATS buses at major fairs and expand the on-demand service to smaller suburban areas.

Related: Charlotte’s Broken Buses: CATS mechanic says “I wouldn’t put my family on one of the buses.”

“It allows us to bring people with on-demand services into high-frequency service areas,” Lawrence said.

The plan is drawn up in three stages. This year’s rollout will allow passengers in Camp North End or the University area to call an on-demand rideshare and get service to a nearby Blue Line station.

“We’re going to start small before moving to large-scale implementation,” Lawrence said.

Next year, communities north of Charlotte will transition from shuttles to on-demand rides. In the long term, phase three will shift their 60-minute routes to on-demand rides. During the first two phases, a trip will cost $2.20.

Meg Fencil is a transit rider and director of Sustain Charlotte. She said that while the program sounds smart, she’s interested to see how new drivers will handle the variety of riders using public transport.

“Older people and people with physical and mental disabilities should be treated with respect and dignity,” Fencil said.

The first two phases will be created using CATS’ existing budget, Phase Three Cats will use a $750,000 grant they received from the Transit Authority.

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Moving 1,000 Employees from Ukraine to Safety, Wix Shows Why Doing the Right Thing is Good Business https://sbs-depot.com/moving-1000-employees-from-ukraine-to-safety-wix-shows-why-doing-the-right-thing-is-good-business/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:05:15 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/moving-1000-employees-from-ukraine-to-safety-wix-shows-why-doing-the-right-thing-is-good-business/ It’s easy for business leaders to say that people are their most important asset. Unfortunately, these words have no meaning unless the leaders follow their rhetoric. Over the past few years – in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, runaway inflation and wild stock market fluctuations – even the best-meaning leaders […]]]>

It’s easy for business leaders to say that people are their most important asset. Unfortunately, these words have no meaning unless the leaders follow their rhetoric.

Over the past few years – in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, runaway inflation and wild stock market fluctuations – even the best-meaning leaders have struggled to do make their people feel highly valued.

For a case study of a company that has prevailed in this fight, it’s hard to top Wix, the Tel Aviv-based website builder whose president and COO Nir Zohar in a September 13 interview told me, “Doing the right thing is good business.”

While all these recent challenges have put business leaders on edge, Zohar – a former lieutenant commander in the Israeli Navy, according to the Washington Post – helped lead an operation to provide security for nearly 1,000 Ukrainian employees shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.

Relocation of mission-essential employees from Ukraine to Krakow

One such operation struck me as an amazing demonstration of Wix’s commitment to protecting its employees. Wix began preparing to evacuate its employees from Ukraine in early February, but as the invasion escalated, Wix sent 45 mission-essential employees to the Ukrainian border.

Wix rented buses to transport employees from Kyiv to the western border of Ukraine. To move them from there to Krakow in Poland, 30 Wix employees from Lithuania volunteered to get in their car, drive 600 miles to meet these employees at the Polish border and make sure they had “food, blankets, diapers, SIM cards for their phones and payment cards,” before their trip to Krakow, the Post reported.

Once resettled in Krakow, Wix found homes for their families, set up communication channels, arranged to pay them in local currency, and provided them with food and other essentials.

Communicating with stressed employees

Zohar – who along with CEO Avishai Abrahami collaborates to run Wix. While Abrahami focuses on strategy and product, Zohar takes care of the day-to-day management of Wix. Together with the company’s marketing director, they make decisions in their areas of responsibility, but negotiate and/or inform others to obtain the best results and avoid unpleasant surprises.

Zohar’s management challenges have changed dramatically over the past few years. However, communication remained a constant. As he said, “So much communication — emails, show-of-hand video conferences with employees. At the start of the pandemic, business was booming for us. But our people were stressed. They were worried for their health, the health of their families, and the volatility and uncertainty.In addition to getting our people out of Ukraine, one of our employees was killed in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.

Zohar offered a simple prescription for business leaders looking to help employees during times of stress. As he said, “There is no magic. Engage in open communication with the entire company. Be honest with employees. Earn their trust. Don’t make them feel like you’re hiding something. .”

Dealing with the slowdown in demand

Many companies that were the darlings of the pandemic – such as Zoom, Netflix, Peloton and Shopify – have seen a dramatic slowdown in demand as the pandemic quarantine has given way to people getting out and doing things – like buy goods and services and collaborate with other people – face to face.

For Wix – whose revenue growth fell from 29% in 2021 to 9% in the last quarter of June 2022 – this slowdown – which caused its stock to fall 79% from its peak in February 2021 – reflects a decline in the growth of the Internet.

As Zohar said, “Wix is ​​facing massive external headwinds. The growth of the internet has accelerated with the spread of Covid. There is now a slowdown in the expansion of the internet. With people who shop in stores and high inflation, an economic downturn causes an internet recession.”

Wix is ​​optimistic about its growth potential. “We are expanding to professionals, designers and agencies, and we are very optimistic. We have a mature business of self-creators — [‘where businesses or individuals use WIX to create websites for themselves,’ according to Seeking Alpha] — and a growing Partners business [– in which ‘web developers use WIX to develop websites for their customers’]“, said Zohar.

In the face of these headwinds, Wix is ​​investing for its future growth. Wix expects revenue to grow 8% in the current quarter and reach 10% for all of 2022. Over the next three years, Wix expects to post 23% annual growth – with its self-creator business down 8% in 2022 while its partner business grows 31% this year and 37% over the next three years, SeekingAlpha noted.

By doing the right thing in times of high stress, Wix is ​​a role model for business leaders everywhere.

The opinions expressed here by Inc.com columnists are their own, not those of Inc.com.

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Charlie Crist launches new ad about personal faith in light of migrant flight https://sbs-depot.com/charlie-crist-launches-new-ad-about-personal-faith-in-light-of-migrant-flight/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:00:40 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/charlie-crist-launches-new-ad-about-personal-faith-in-light-of-migrant-flight/ As the latest actions of the governor Ron DeSantis‘ administration towards immigrants leads to talks in churches on how we treat those in need and how faith should influence that behavior, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate charlie christ published a new ad in which he discusses his personal faith. The ad opens with Crist speaking in […]]]>

As the latest actions of the governor Ron DeSantis‘ administration towards immigrants leads to talks in churches on how we treat those in need and how faith should influence that behavior, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate charlie christ published a new ad in which he discusses his personal faith.

The ad opens with Crist speaking in an office directly to the camera.

“My faith teaches me that we are all children of God,” says Crist. “He who oppresses a poor person insults his maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. It’s lost on Ron DeSantis.

The video cuts to a short slow-motion clip of DeSantis speaking before a quick cut to a TV news segment in which part of the lower third reads: ‘Migrants used in political stunts before midterm “. The next shot included an MSNBC report showing a plane at the Massachusetts airport and a lower third that residents of Martha’s Vineyard were providing food, shelter and medical attention to migrants figuratively left outside their doors.

Crist continues with the voiceover: “For him, it’s always putting politics above people’s lives. Lying to migrant children to lure them on a plane to God knows where.

Crist ends the sentence by again speaking directly to the camera, before the ad cuts to other MSNBC segments in which the speakers mention: “Women, children are used as political props”, followed by “…deliberately taken by surprise in a chaotic situation, with no one to look after them.

The announcement, which lasts a surprisingly long full minute, returns to Crist at the 28th second.

“Making fun of their fight for freedom makes me sick,” Crist says. “But not surprising, because that’s who he is.”

The ad moves to South Florida chuck toddwho makes an appearance in his role as host of Meet the Press as he relates to the audience, over footage of DeSantis, “These recent stunts – they were never about serious solutions. What they are, it’s an attempt to get national attention.

Crist connects the latest hubbub to a perceived universal theory of DeSantis politics.

“He’s doing it to distract from his extreme agenda,” Crist says, over desaturated color video of DeSantis, “telling women they can’t make decisions about their own bodies, banning abortion even in cases of rape or incest”.

The ad hits the home stretch with positive visuals of Crist meeting voters across the state.

“We must unite to defeat him,” Crist said. “To build a state we can all be proud of. A Florida that works for everyone.


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Governor Newsom wants DOJ to investigate DeSantis and Abbott for possibly ‘kidnapping’ migrants https://sbs-depot.com/governor-newsom-wants-doj-to-investigate-desantis-and-abbott-for-possibly-kidnapping-migrants/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:57:12 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/governor-newsom-wants-doj-to-investigate-desantis-and-abbott-for-possibly-kidnapping-migrants/ LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The unexpected arrival of about 50 migrants from Venezuela on the posh resort island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts has intensified the debate on immigration and politics across the country. “We went to load cases of water, snacks, fruit and things we had available,” said Richard Reinhardsen of the Salvation Army […]]]>

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The unexpected arrival of about 50 migrants from Venezuela on the posh resort island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts has intensified the debate on immigration and politics across the country.

“We went to load cases of water, snacks, fruit and things we had available,” said Richard Reinhardsen of the Salvation Army of Martha’s Vineyard.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis takes credit for the two flights, which departed from San Antonio, Texas, but stopped in Florida before landing in New England.

“If you have people who are inclined to think that Florida is a good place, our message to them is that we are not a sanctuary state, and it is better for them to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction and yes, we’ll help facilitate that transportation so you can go to greener pastures,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis blamed President Joe Biden’s policies on the southern border, which has seen an increase in illegal immigration.

DeSantis copied the actions of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who sent migrant buses to New York and Chicago, and on Thursday, to Vice President Kamala Harris’ home in Washington D.C.

Shame on you, Governor Abbot. Shame on you, Governor DeSantis. These political stunts have no role in American politics. it’s about,” said Domingo Garcia, the national president. of the League of United Citizens of Latin America (LULAC).

In a statement, DeSantis’ communications director teased that California could be next.

Governor Gavin Newsom responded by asking the Justice Department to consider kidnapping charges, saying in part that “several of the people who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard alleged that a recruiter tricked them into accepting the offer of travel on the basis of false statements that they would”. be flown to Boston and would have expedited access to work authorization.”

Newsom called the actions of DeSantis and Abbott an inhumane effort to use children as political pawns.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed.

“We in Los Angeles have always welcomed and integrated immigrants. They are the lifeblood of our city and we would welcome people here and do our best to help people,” he said. people on buses and dropping them off without any help and spending money on plane and bus rides instead of helping refugees and asylum seekers seems like a very unfraternal thing to do.”

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No injuries reported in school bus accident https://sbs-depot.com/no-injuries-reported-in-school-bus-accident/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 15:01:29 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/no-injuries-reported-in-school-bus-accident/ A school bus in the Bemidji area was involved in an accident on Monday. According to Superintendent Jeremy Olson, the crash happened at 3:10 a.m. Monday afternoon with a car that hadn’t stopped when the bus came to a stop at a level crossing. Buses are required to stop […]]]>





A school bus in the Bemidji area was involved in an accident on Monday.

According to Superintendent Jeremy Olson, the crash happened at 3:10 a.m. Monday afternoon with a car that hadn’t stopped when the bus came to a stop at a level crossing.

Buses are required to stop at these, and the bus had students on board at the time of the accident.

No injuries were reported by the school district and the students were transferred to another bus to complete their trip.








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New Zealand scraps most remaining COVID rules as cases drop https://sbs-depot.com/new-zealand-scraps-most-remaining-covid-rules-as-cases-drop/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 06:26:13 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/new-zealand-scraps-most-remaining-covid-rules-as-cases-drop/ WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand lifted most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as the government signaled a return to normal for the first time since the pandemic began. People will no longer be required to wear masks in supermarkets, shops, buses or planes. The last remaining vaccination mandates – on healthcare workers […]]]>

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand lifted most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Monday as the government signaled a return to normal for the first time since the pandemic began.

People will no longer be required to wear masks in supermarkets, shops, buses or planes. The last remaining vaccination mandates – on healthcare workers – will end. And tourists will no longer need to be vaccinated to visit the country.

The government has announced that it is abandoning its so-called COVID traffic light framework altogether and leaving only two main restrictions in place – that those who test positive for the virus self-isolate for seven days and that people wear protective clothing. masks when visiting health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes.

The changes come as an outbreak of the omicron variant wanes and the Southern Hemisphere winter ends. The number of cases in New Zealand is at its lowest since February.

“The changes we made today are significant. They mark an important step in our response,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “This is a time when finally — rather than feeling that COVID is dictating what happens to us, our lives and our future — we take back control.”

She said the changes will help boost business activity, which is vital for the country’s economic recovery.

“It will be the first summer in three years where the question will not arise: what if?” Arden said.

The end of government restrictions won’t stop individual workplaces or shops from imposing their own rules, although most people expect mask use to drop as soon as government restrictions just end. before midnight Monday.

These measures have been welcomed by business leaders.

BusinessNZ chief executive Kirk Hope said it was encouraging to see the government put its faith in individual businesses again.

“No two sites are the same and each company can decide what works for their own environment when it comes to minimizing the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

New Zealand had initial success in the fight against the pandemic, managing to completely eliminate the virus after closing its borders and carefully tracing contact cases. But his approach changed as more transmissible variants proved impossible to eliminate.

As recently as March, the country of 5 million had reported just 65 virus deaths. Since an omicron wave took hold, that number has risen to nearly 2,000. But that’s still low compared to death rates in many other countries.

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Texas transported more than 10,000 migrants to other cities https://sbs-depot.com/texas-transported-more-than-10000-migrants-to-other-cities/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 23:37:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/texas-transported-more-than-10000-migrants-to-other-cities/ The migrants were sent to New York, Washington DC and Chicago. AUSTIN, Texas — Operation Lone Star sent more than 10,000 migrants from Texas to various cities across the United States, according to a recent press release from the Texas governor’s office. Governor Greg Abbott, with the collaborative efforts of the Texas Department of Public […]]]>

The migrants were sent to New York, Washington DC and Chicago.

AUSTIN, Texas — Operation Lone Star sent more than 10,000 migrants from Texas to various cities across the United States, according to a recent press release from the Texas governor’s office.

Governor Greg Abbott, with the collaborative efforts of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard, is attempting to secure the border by “stopping[ping] the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people into Texas, and preventing, detecting and interdicting transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry,” the statement read.

To aid in this effort, these three agencies launched Operation Lone Star, which has led to over 302,600 migrant arrests and 19,700 criminal arrests. Of those arrests, 17,200 were on felony charges.

Another part of Operation Lone Star transports migrants to various cities in the United States. Since the start of bus transport, more than:

  • 7,900 migrants have been transported to Washington DC since April
  • 2,200 migrants have been taken to New York since August
  • More than 300 migrants have been taken to Chicago since August 31

“Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous voids left by the Biden administration’s refusal to secure the border,” Abbott said in the statement. “Every individual apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would otherwise have entered communities in Texas and across the country as a result of President Biden’s open border policies.”

The DPS seized more than 340.5 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this time.

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Cincinnati Labor Day Celebrations, Deals, and Events https://sbs-depot.com/cincinnati-labor-day-celebrations-deals-and-events/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 23:41:00 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/cincinnati-labor-day-celebrations-deals-and-events/ CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are underway for the Queen City, as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend. “Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE Cincinnati Animal CARE has been over capacity since April and is looking to find these dog homes. […]]]>

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are underway for the Queen City, as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been over capacity since April and is looking to find these dog homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Pet Adoption Center in Pleasant Ridge.

The Northside shelter will also be open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for adoptions.

Hamilton October 2022 Party

The City of Hamilton holds its annual Octoberfest September 2-4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968, where people can enjoy homemade German food, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • September 3: 1 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

West and South Fireworks / WEBN and Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has hosted an annual late summer event featuring a WEBN fireworks display, one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day party with music, food, and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the fireworks from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Subway Bus

The Cincinnati Subway is offering free rides on September 3 and 4 on all subway buses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township celebrates the end of summer with its annual Labor Day Concert at the Keehner Park Amphitheater on September 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market, September 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have participated, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will take place at the Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is offering warbird and helicopter rides on September 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additionally, they will also hold a Color Guard Ceremony each day at noon along with a special UC ROTC Patriotic Presentation on September 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Rapid KL offers My50 2 for 1 passes for new users https://sbs-depot.com/rapid-kl-offers-my50-2-for-1-passes-for-new-users/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 11:54:56 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/rapid-kl-offers-my50-2-for-1-passes-for-new-users/ Rapid KL has announced a new offer which appears to be a new effort to entice people in the Klang Valley to ditch their cars for public transport. For a very limited time this month, the utility provider is offering two My50 subscriptions for the price of one, but that comes with a few caveats. […]]]>

Rapid KL has announced a new offer which appears to be a new effort to entice people in the Klang Valley to ditch their cars for public transport. For a very limited time this month, the utility provider is offering two My50 subscriptions for the price of one, but that comes with a few caveats.

For one thing, you can’t get both passes for yourself. Instead, you can only get one pass while the other pass has to go to someone else. Also, both of you must be new users, which means neither of you have ever purchased the My50 pass until now.

If you meet these criteria, you and your friend can register for the promotion via the MyRapid PULSE app, available for Android and iOS. You must register both your details on the app and, as with the standard for the My50 pass, you and your “buddy” must be Malaysian citizens.

This promo is already open for registration as we speak and will last until September 7th. If your application is successful, you will then receive a confirmation email on September 8.

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To avail the offer, you and your friend need to come to the counter at KL Sentral LRT Station or Pasar Seni Bus Station with the printing of the confirmation voucher. Of course, don’t forget to also bring the MyKad.

Rapid KL Buddy 2 for 1 offer
Rapid KL’s My50 Buddy 2-For-1 logo from its promotional poster. Image: MyRapidKL / Twitter

In case you don’t know, Rapid KL’s My50 pass allows commuters to use any of its services in Klang Valley with a validity of 30 days. This includes all LRT, MRT and Monorail routers as well as BRT and Rapid KL buses.

On a related note, Rapid KL has also announced that those with the Ministry of Social Affairs (JKM) OKU card can ride any of its public transport services. free from August 31 to September 30. Not to mention, commuters can still sign up for the company’s free hospital protection plan, which provides financial protection for three months in the event of hospitalization.

(Source: Quick KL/Twitter.)

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9 a.m. ET: FBI finds ‘hidden’ documents, flooding creates 60-mile lake, immortal jellyfish secrets and more – CNN 5 Things https://sbs-depot.com/9-a-m-et-fbi-finds-hidden-documents-flooding-creates-60-mile-lake-immortal-jellyfish-secrets-and-more-cnn-5-things/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:53:45 +0000 https://sbs-depot.com/9-a-m-et-fbi-finds-hidden-documents-flooding-creates-60-mile-lake-immortal-jellyfish-secrets-and-more-cnn-5-things/ Faiz Jamil (host) 00:00:01 From CNN, I’m Faiz Jamil with the 5 things you need to know for Wednesday, August 31. The Justice Department said documents found by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago were, quote-unquote, “likely concealed” and suppressed in a court filing last night. The DOJ said it was likely part of an effort to […]]]>

Faiz Jamil (host)

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From CNN, I’m Faiz Jamil with the 5 things you need to know for Wednesday, August 31.

The Justice Department said documents found by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago were, quote-unquote, “likely concealed” and suppressed in a court filing last night. The DOJ said it was likely part of an effort to hamper the FBI’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s potential mishandling of classified documents. Adding that these documents were twice as many as what Trump’s team produced after being subpoenaed. CNN’s Sara Murray said the filing also included a response to Trump’s request for a special master; a third party to review the evidence collected.

Sara Murray (reporter shot)

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The Justice Department said it did not believe it was necessary. They said the government had already completed its work going through these documents. It is separate from any attorney-client privilege information. And they also said that Donald Trump did not have standing to intervene in this. These are not his documents. These are government property.

Faiz Jamil (host)

00:01:01

Trump’s legal team has until tonight to respond to the DOJ’s court filing.

Texas has spent more than $12 million sending migrants to Washington, DC and New York by bus. That’s according to figures from the state’s Division of Emergency Management, obtained by CNN through a Freedom of Information Act request. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is sending people arriving from Mexico out of state to protest the Biden administration’s immigration policies. More than 8,000 migrants are said to have been transported. CNN’s Polo Sandoval says the money spent as of August 9 equates to at least $1,400 per migrant.

Polo Sandoval (reporter shot)

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I myself come from a border region. I even looked up the flights it would cost me to fly from South Texas to New York tomorrow. It costs around $500. So it certainly raises serious questions about practicality, about cost-effectiveness. Greg Abbott, when he announced his plans to push the border to lawmakers’ doorsteps in Washington and Eric Adams, his doorstep here in New York. He made it very clear that he knew it wasn’t going to be cheap.

Faiz Jamil (host)

00:02:08

So far, Abbott has not responded to CNN’s request for comment.

Russian state energy company Gazprom has cut off gas to Europe through Europe’s largest pipeline operator, the data showed. Gas flows from the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Europe have fallen to zero as part of a planned outage announced last week. Its reopening is scheduled for September 2. But this is not the first time a shutdown has occurred this year. In July, the pipeline was shut down for ten days for what Gazprom said was maintenance. Wednesday’s outage fueled concerns that Russia is deliberately cutting gas supplies to Europe in retaliation for Western sanctions over its war in Ukraine, an allegation Moscow denies.

“A monsoon on steroids.” This is how UN officials described the rain that triggered the floods in Pakistan. And now satellite imagery shows the Indus River has swelled, creating a lake in the country more than 60 miles wide. An image from the same location last year shows farmland. More than 1,100 people have died and 33 million have been affected since mid-June. Pakistan’s meteorological department said this year’s monsoon is already the wettest in the country since records began in 1961 and the season still has a month to go.

Could jellyfish be the answer to eternal youth? More on that next.

Immortal jellyfish look like something out of a movie, but they are real. And Spanish scientists have unlocked their genetic code and hope to find clues to human aging. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined how one species of the creature is able to repeatedly revert to a juvenile state. Scientists have discovered variations in its genomes that may make it more efficient at copying and repairing DNA. But before you go in search of a jellyfish anti-wrinkle cream, experts say that no immediate commercial benefit has been found.

That’s all for the moment. And check out CNN 1 Thing with host David Rind. CNN’s world-class reporters join him in explaining the biggest stories of the week and why it matters. Our next episode drops at noon EST.

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