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Biden Administration Announces Restrictions on Overseas Fossil Fuel Financing but Remains Silent on EXIM and Other Key Agencies
In the past five years, DFC and its predecessor, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, approved almost $4 billion for overseas fossil fuel projects. In addition, EXIM has approved over $5 billion for fossil fuel projects abroad in just the last two years. Conspicuously missing is any commitment to curb fossil fuel financing by the U.S. Export-Import Bank (EXIM), which is the U.S. export credit agency and the largest source of U.S. Government financing for fossil fuel projects abroad. This failure stands in stark contrast to the United Kingdom’s ending of its support for overseas fossil fuel projects as of March 31, 2021. These institutions finance billions in fossil fuel projects a year, and importantly, also influence policy changes in client countries that enable fossil fuel expansion and dependency.
CJA Calls on US, Biden to Adopt Real Solutions to the Climate Crisis, Pay Their Fair Share Through Safe Solutions & Comprehensive Investments
WASHINGTON - Today, many in the US will shift their focus to climate change and the myriad ways people can work to stop it. Frontline communities will continue organizing trans-locally to fight the bad and build the new in their own neighborhoods, cities and states. One key objective of this summit and COP26 for the Biden Administration is “to catalyze efforts that keep that 1.5-degree goal within reach. Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) welcomes US commitments to pay their fair share and invest in a Green Climate Fund. However, the focus on promoting market-based approaches and unproven techno-fixes will only further harm Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities here and in the Global South.
Patriotic Millionaires Applaud House Vote to Approve D.C Statehood
WASHINGTON - Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 51, a bill to formally establish the State of Washington, Douglass Commonwealth as the 51st state in our union. H.R.51, which the House passed today, would finally end this inexcusable hypocrisy that has left more than half a million U.S citizens without an equal say in our government. Today's vote by the House of Representatives and the White House’s statement of support underscore just how vital D.C. statehood is to ensuring that our democracy is fair and representative of everyone who calls this country home. I hope the United States Senate will follow the leadership of the People's House and establish Washington D.C as our 51st state."
On Earth Day, 350 US Sends Clear Message to Biden Administration as Climate Summit Unfolds
Commitments from the Biden administration, including reports of a 50% reduction of emissions at 2005 levels by 2030, fall short of the United States’s fair share of global climate action. There can be no meaningful climate action if we don’t keep all fossil fuels in the ground. The climate clock, which has been on display in New York, Union Square is a reminder of the urgent need to take immediate climate action at scale. “There can be no meaningful climate action if world leaders don’t make a decisive move to keep all fossil fuels in the ground. The Biden Summit is a critical meeting of world leaders ahead of COP26 this November.
New Report Outlines Country’s Food System Crisis, Calls for Major Policy Reform
WASHINGTON - A comprehensive report released today by the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch outlines the crisis state of the country’s food system, including detailed analysis on the severe damage levied on society by unchecked corporate monopolies dominating the system. The report, “Well-Fed: A Roadmap to a Sustainable Food System that Works For All,” offers a corrective policy blueprint that includes sweeping federal legislation and an overhaul of the country’s farm safety net. The report outlines the alarming degree of corporate consolidation in the food industry and its impact on consumers and small farms. These and other conditions have had a devastating effect on consumer choice and costs, and small farm income and stability. “The COVID pandemic laid bare many of the systemic crises in our food system today, all of which are exacerbated by unchecked corporate consolidation,” said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter.
Patriotic Millionaires Celebrate Biden Plans to Raise Capital Gains Tax Rate for Top Earners
There is no reason that money earned through wealth and investments should be taxed at a lower rate than the money that people earn from work. Biden has the right idea—our tax code should value work over wealth. Millionaires like me who sit around and live off of our investments should not pay a lower tax rate than Americans who work for a living. Take it from a millionaire investor—investors don’t need any extra incentive to invest. What else are we going to do with our money, put it in a mattress?
Democrats Must Pass H.R. 3 and Reinvest the Savings into Medicare
WASHINGTON - The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, on the reintroduction of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act:“The Lower Drug Costs Now Act is an important first step towards taking on Big Pharma’s greed and lowering drug prices for everyone in America. Furthermore, he should reinvest the savings into Medicare by lowering the eligibility age and adding vision, hearing, and dental benefits. Not only is lowering drug prices a moral necessity, it’s also a political no-brainer. Democratic, Republican, and independent voters all overwhelmingly support bold action to lower drug prices.
Oil Change International Response to Biden Administration Announcements on International Finance
WASHINGTON - As part of its International Climate Finance Plan announced during today’s Leaders Summit on Climate, the Biden Administration committed to "end international investments in and support for carbon-intensive fossil fuel-based energy projects" at multilateral and bilateral finance agencies such as the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation and U.S. Export-Import Bank. While welcome, the announcement fell short of other recent commitments by other institutions and countries. In response to the announcement, Collin Rees, Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International made the following statement:SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT Nonprofit. "Today’s announcement by President Biden on international finance for fossil fuels is a welcome step, but the lack of firm commitments falls short of what’s needed. "We urge the Biden administration to add a clear commitment to an immediate phase-out, with no loopholes for gas or any other continued fossil support."
Oil Change International Response to Leaders Climate Summit
WASHINGTON - Today, world leaders have gathered virtually at a so-called “Leaders Summit on Climate” hosted by the Biden administration. In response, Oil Change International experts provided the following statements:David Turnbull, Strategic Communications Director:“True climate leadership requires a full reckoning with the realities of what’s driving our climate crisis: fossil fuels. “Continued fossil fuel production impacts those on the frontlines of extraction and related infrastructure every day, adding to the historic injustices our extractive economy has perpetuated. Korea announced an end to coal financing, and, though woefully incomplete, the US reiterated it is taking steps towards ending overseas finance for fossil fuels. Distant carbon neutrality pledges and revised NDCs will continue to ring hollow as long as countries fail to address the root of the climate crisis: our continued reliance on fossil fuels.”###
Sunrise Movement Responds to DC Statehood Vote: Democracy is Broken, Abolish the Filibuster
WASHINGTON - In response to the House of Representatives vote to grant D.C. statehood, Ellen Sciales, Press Secretary of Sunrise Movement, released the following statement:“Every good bill that passes in the House and dies in the Senate is a reminder that our democracy is broken. Today, Sunrise celebrates the hard work activists took to ensure the passage of D.C. statehood in the House. But the truth is, we cannot come close to fixing our democracy and granting D.C. residents the representation they deserve until Democrats get serious about abolishing the filibuster. “Today we remember that the filibuster, a significant obstacle to D.C. statehood, was popularized by white supremacists to prevent the passing of civil rights legislation. “Democrats have a majority in the House, Senate, and a President who claims he is ready to take action.
The Great Forgetting: Why We Forget Epidemics and Why This One Must Be Remembered
To clear my thoughts, to forget, I opened my window, let in the winter air, and breathed deep. The pandemic had by then killed more Americans than had died in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined—and it wasn't done with us yet. Every November 11th, on Veterans Day, our world still remembers and celebrates the moment World War I officially ended. "Collectively, we obviously wrongly shared a feeling that Americans would be fine," Lincoln said of the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. My inner misanthrope says no, but certainly the odds improve if we don't delete this pandemic from history like the last one.
IEN Statement on Biden’s First Day of the Summit on Climate Change
WASHINGTON - Today, President Biden has world governmental leaders attending his virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The world governments invited include 17 countries responsible for about 80% of all global emissions. “Net-zero” emissions sounds like it cuts emissions to zero but it does not. “Net-zero” emissions pretend to “remove” pollution with false solutions to climate change to justify polluting more. However, these techno-fixes are expensive, unproven, unjust and do not address the root causes of climate change nor support environmental justice.
Can Formula 1 Star Lewis Hamilton Send a Message to the Saudi Government?
Hamilton describes his concern for human rights as being global, and has expressed concern about human rights violations taking place in countries that Formula 1 travels to. His willingness to speak out comes at an opportune time, as 2021 is the first year that Formula 1 will go to Saudi Arabia. By blockading Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Saudi Arabia is intentionally starving an entire population. Shortly after Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive, they rounded up the very women who had campaigned for the change. Human rights advocates and F1 fans are glad Lewis Hamilton is part of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Senate Passes COVID-19 Hate Crimes Bill Amid Wave of Violence Against Asian Communities
WASHINGTON - Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, released the following statement after the Senate passed the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act:“There has been a devastating spike in hate incidents and violence targeting the Asian American community, as well as other people of color, religious minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. By passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, with the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality Act (Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act) as an amendment, the Senate is recognizing the urgency of this moment and the need to improve hate crimes reporting and invest in communities targeted for hate. More accurate reporting and data would help to create community-centered solutions to prevent and report hate crimes and help law enforcement carry out its duty to protect and serve communities targeted for hate. We applaud the Senate for this vote, and call on the House of Representatives to pass this important legislation so the president can sign it into law.”The Leadership Conference urged Congress to pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act earlier this month. The letter is available here.
Big Banks Are Fueling the Climate Emergency
That's right, the world's biggest banks are responsible for fueling the climate crisis. According to a report from the Rainforest Action Network, the world's 60 biggest banks have financed $3.8 trillion worth of fossil fuel companies, just since the passage of the Paris Climate Agreement. America's largest banks—JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and CitiGroup—have each put more than $200 billion of fossil fuel interests in the past five years. Of course, the banks don't want you to know that. Unlike the big banks, these options don't use deposits to fund oil pipelines, fossil fuel companies, or other investments that contribute to climate destruction.
'If You Want to Save the USPS,' Says Watchdog, 'Fire Louis DeJoy'
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Thursday reiterated its call for the ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the Republican megadonor accused of attempting to sabotage the U.S. Today, Biden’s nominees to the USPS Board of Governors will testify before a Senate committee. "If you want to save the USPS," it added, "you have to fire Louis DeJoy." Under "Delivering for America"—denounced by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) as a "pathetic 10-year plan to weaken USPS," DeJoy would raise prices, cut administrative costs, and slow down deliveries. "To that end, an additional question we'd appreciate you clearing up for us tomorrow: will you move to fire Postmaster General DeJoy for his arson, and if not, why not?"
John Boehner: The Man of the House Never Did Man Up
Such thoughts passed through my mind on the publication of former Speaker of the House John Boehner’s memoir, On the House. After Boehner made a speech denouncing congressional earmarks in 2011, Young (a master practitioner of pork barrel politics) confronted the speaker just off the House floor and, according to Boehner, held a 10-inch knife to his throat. Where Boehner withholds the truth concerns his own motivation, and the media have not done a good job smoking this out. Boehner was a mere windsock, a ventriloquist’s dummy for the Republican Freedom Caucus and its menagerie of loonies. John Boehner was pretty much always in favor of Trump; his objections were just a stylistic thing.
It's Not Too Late to Reverse Course on the Climate Crisis
Over time, the United States has emitted more CO2 than any other country—since 1751, adding roughly a quarter of total historical emissions. Today, China and the United States emit almost half of the world's carbon dioxide: In 2020, China released almost 30 percent and the United States 15 percent. As of late 2020, more than 1 in 4 Americans—over 100 million of us—lived in places committed to using 100 percent clean electricity. I grew up in Texas, where oil is king, and my home state's leadership on clean energy is an energizing surprise. Another state probably not linked with green energy innovation in the minds of many is Georgia.
WATCH LIVE: Biden White House Hosts Earth Day Summit on Climate Emergency
Just ahead of the gathering, President Joe Biden announced new U.S. commitments to meeting the goals set forth in the 2015 Paris climate agreement and said that the nation will now aim to reduce annual carbon output by 52% compared to 2005 levels. "Our clean energy plan will create millions of good-paying union jobs, ensure our economic competitiveness, and improve the health and security of communities across America," Biden said in a declaration released ahead of the summit. "By making those investments and putting millions of Americans to work, the United States will be able to cut our greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030." But, without support from our readers, we simply don't exist. Watch the summit live:
'Blood of Innocents on Its Hands': Modi Government Blamed as India Faces Horrific Covid Surge
That same day, India reported 1,341 coronavirus deaths. On Wednesday, the country reported a record-shattering 2,104 deaths from Covid-19 as experts fear a more contagious "double mutant" strain of the virus is driving the surge. "Patents should be disregarded and technology transferred as needed to maximize global vaccine production everywhere." According to the latest figures from Our World in Data, India has fully vaccinated just 1.3% of its population. "Patents should be disregarded and technology transferred as needed to maximize global vaccine production everywhere," Gaffney added.
We Must Call Out Our Naked Emperors on the Climate Emergency
Here, Thunberg explains why she wants our leaders to move beyond "big words and little action" when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. On Earth Day 2021, April 22nd, at the Leaders' Climate Summit led by United States president Joe Biden, countries will present their new climate commitments, including net-zero by 2050. However, when you compare the overall current best-available science to these insufficient, so-called "climate targets," you can clearly see that there's a gap—there are decades missing where drastic action must be taken. But we must not forget that while we can fool others and even ourselves, we cannot fool nature and physics. If you call these pledges and commitments "bold" or "ambitious," then you clearly haven't fully understood the emergency we are in.
Biden's Appeasement of Hawks and Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy
President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. Biden's procrastination has only strengthened the influence of the hawkish Washington foreign policy "blob," Republicans and Democratic hawks in Congress and foreign allies like Netanyahu in Israel. Unlike Trump, Biden has been at the heart of American politics and foreign policy since the 1970s. The dangerous disconnect at the heart of Biden's foreign policy is the result of this dichotomy between the neocons' conquest of Washington and their abject failure to conquer the rest of the world. For a president who promised a new era of American diplomacy, this has been a dreadful start.
To Push for 'Big and Bold' Agenda, Bowman to Deliver Progressive Response to Biden's Congressional Address
Bowman's response will be aimed at praising Biden for strides he's made in representing progressives' policy priorities, while also pushing him to go further. "He laid out this agenda to be big and bold, and we're saying, 'Game on.'" @JamaalBowmanNY will offer a bold, progressive vision for how we will deliver jobs and care to the American people and make sure everyone who calls this country home can thrive. It's important for us as progressives to continue to push and continue to organize." Honored to deliver the response to President Biden's address next week with @WorkingFamilies.
Josh Hawley Casts Lone 'No' Vote on Senate Bill Targeting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
"This historic, bipartisan vote... is a powerful message of solidarity to our AAPI community," Hirono said following the measure's passage. This historic, bipartisan vote on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act is a powerful message of solidarity to our AAPI community. Hawley is lone senator to vote against anti-Asian hate crime bill https://t.co/P4t81PcUt3 pic.twitter.com/naDL1Dz7aM — The Hill (@thehill) April 22, 2021AAPI advocates, however, welcomed the bill's passage. Advancing Justice-AAJC told Politico the bill would "provide much-needed support for individuals and communities impacted by hate and discrimination." The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued a statement applauding the Senate for "recognizing the urgency of this moment and the need to improve hate crimes reporting and invest in communities targeted for hate."
Voting Rights Advocates Demand Senate Pass DC Statehood Bill After Historic House Vote
Voting rights advocates urged the U.S. Senate on Thursday to pass legislation establishing statehood for Washington, D.C., after the House's historic vote in favor of the move. The House voted for the second time in history to grant full representation to Washington's 700,000 full-time residents, passing the Washington, D.C. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who has represented D.C. in the House since 1991 but whose position doesn't allow her to vote on final legislation. Republicans forced him to withdraw his words, but the truth remains: Race is a critical factor in the long-term denial of rights for DC residents. #DCfor51” — Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) April 14, 2021"It's now up to the Senate to do what's right and finally give [D.C. residents] the justice they deserve!"
'No Hiding Behind COVAX Anymore': Critics Say Delivery Shortfall Shows Dire Need for Vaccine Patent Waiver
—Heidi Chow, Global Justice Now"COVAX was never intended to go far enough or fast enough to end the pandemic. "Rich countries need to support an intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines and force big pharma to share their vaccine blueprints with the world." "Getting the world vaccinated is not about some feel-good gestures, like a few billion dollars for COVAX... "The U.S. government and partners can retrofit facilities to produce eight billion mRNA vaccine doses, enough for half the world's population," said Maybarduk. "It means pulling out all the stops to produce and distribute billions of vaccines as quickly as possible," Baker added.
Greta Thunberg Says Humanity Must Not Be Fooled by 'Bullsh*t' Climate Targets of World Leaders
—Greta ThunbergPosted online by NowThis News, the video featuring Thunberg comes as a warning from the well-known global climate campaigner that the people of the world should not be fooled by the lofty rhetoric they will hear at the summit. "At the Leaders' Climate Summit, countries will present their new climate commitments, like net-zero emissions by 2050," Thunberg says in the video. But when you compare our insufficient targets with the overall current best available science, you clearly see that there's a gap. And the gap between our so-called climate targets and the overall, current best-available science should no longer be possible to ignore." Along with other witnesses, Thunberg is testifying before congressional lawmakers on Thursday during a hearing convened by the House Subcommittee on the Environment.
Justice Advocates Blast 'Dishonest and Barbaric' Majority Opinion by Kavanaugh in Juvenile Life Sentence Case
Kavanaugh wrote the SCOTUS opinion holding that juveniles can be sentenced to life without parole. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote what Mark Joseph Stern, Slate's staff writer covering courts, called the "dishonest and barbaric" majority opinion (pdf). Today's decision is pretty much the worst case scenario for opponents of juvenile life without parole (myself included). "Children are constitutionally different from adults for purposes of sentencing," Sotomayor wrote, referencing studies that have confirmed "juveniles are less mature and responsible than adults." — Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) April 22, 2021"Jones should know that, despite the court's decision today, what he does in life matters," wrote Sotomayor.
Pressure Campaign Kicks Off in US to Force Big Pharma and Biden to End Vaccine Apartheid
At 4:00 pm ET, a similar event took place not far away in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where Johnson & Johnson is based. Big pharma monopolies = countries waiting until 2023 for widespread vaccination @Pfizer @Moderna_tx @BioNTech_Group @AstraZeneca @Novavax @JNJNews must #JoinCTAP + share vaccines with the world. With momentum for a patent waiver building, the coalition behind the current week of action hopes to shed light on Big Pharma's profiteering and persuade Biden to help end vaccine apartheid. A banner calling for a people's vaccine will be dropped at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, located in Seattle, on Sunday. In the absence of a patent waiver, "millions of people in the Global South will not get access to the vaccine until 2024," tweeted People's Action.
'Existential Moment for Our Country': Cori Bush Leads 90+ Dems in Calling for Abolition of Senate Filibuster
"It's D.C. statehood, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal legal and immigration reform, gun violence prevention, workers' rights—or it's the filibuster." "We urge Senate Democrats to do what it takes to pass an agenda that meets the needs of everyday people, including eliminating the filibuster," the letter continues. "It's D.C. statehood, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal legal and immigration reform, gun violence prevention, workers' rights—or it's the filibuster," Bush wrote. It's DC statehood, voting rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal legal & immigration reform, gun violence prevention, workers rights—or it's the filibuster. "Filibuster reform is critical for advancing racial justice," Roberts added.
On Earth Day, Climate Justice Alliance Calls on US to Embrace 'Real Solutions' to Planetary Emergency
As the world marks Earth Day and U.S. President Joe Biden hosts global leaders at his virtual climate summit, a leading advocacy group on Thursday urged his administration to eschew "market-based approaches and techno-fixes" and instead pursue "real solutions" to the planetary emergency. —Climate Justice AllianceClimate Justice Alliance (CJA), a collective of over 70 community-based climate justice groups, commended Biden for reengaging with the international effort to combat the climate crisis following four years of denial and inaction by the Trump administration. Other climate campaigners also used Earth Day to admonish world leaders they say are failing to do what's necessary to confront the climate emergency. "But most importantly, all of these solutions must be emitted with the voices of Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities as leaders and decision-makers." Originally scheduled for later in the day: 19-year old Mexican-born climate activist Xiye Bastida appeared earlier in today's #ClimateSummit.
April 22, 2021 – Consortiumnews
On the heels of the police killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop, Samantha Schuyler reports on an ACLU study showing law enforcers’ incentives to punish as many people as possible. Read more ?
The Science Behind Masks ? Current Affairs
Berenson’s primary evidence that masks don’t work is a randomized controlled trial conducted in Denmark last year that aimed to find out if surgical masks offer protection to the general public. Elsewhere in Unreported Truths, Berenson acknowledges that surgical masks provide some protection:The scientists found the surgical masks barely worked. As long as they’re made right (more on that in a second), washable cotton masks are a more accessible and sustainable option. N95 masks are designed with this effect in mind: they’re made with extremely fine fibers of polypropylene plastic that readily holds a charge. Outward mask efficiency could range from practically zero to over 80 percent for homemade masks, with 50 percent perhaps typical, while surgical masks and N95 masks are likely 50–90 percent and 70–100 percent outwardly protective, respectively.
JOHN KIRIAKOU: Memo to Biden — What About the Other Whistleblowers?
And thanks to Darnella Frazier, we know the truth. Biden can set himself apart from his recent predecessors by supporting the work of whistleblowers, especially national security whistleblowers. The Trump administration went after Hale hard, and many of us thought that the Biden Justice Department would back off his prosecution. Darin Jones & FBI ContractsFBI whistleblower and former supervisory contract specialist Darin Jones is yet another example. Just don’t hold your breath that he will, nice comments to the Floyd family and about Darnella Frazier notwithstanding.
The Pattern of Over-Policing Drivers
The Florida Clerk of Courts Operations Corporations estimated that at least $20.8 million of its revenue came from the payment of license suspension debt. “The creation of all these offenses … create these regulations that have to be enforced; they make it so everyone is constantly breaking the law or out of regulation. They generate revenue by over-policing,” Dindial said. For instance, the authors of the report found that each year, over 100,000 Coloradans lose their licenses because of unpaid traffic debt or failure to appear in court. In 2019, Florida issued 1.2 million license suspension notices, 70 percent of which stemmed from the failure to pay fines and fees.
Biden’s Drone Wars
We saw this bait and switch tactic before in President Joe Biden’s earlier announcement about ending U.S support for the long, miserable war in Yemen. These other “offensive operations” by the U.S. that will continue unabated in Yemen include drone strikes, cruise missile attacks and special forces raids. Whatever his intentions, Biden’s calls for peace, in Afghanistan as in Yemen, while pursuing war by drone, ring hollow. Talk of peace in Afghanistan, Yemen, the streets of the U.S., is not coherent while waging wars with drones. Brian Terrell is an Iowa based peace activist who has spent more than six months in prison for protesting targeted assassinations at U.S. military drone bases.
Juxtaposition between Baltimore Docket and Other Officers in Chauvin Case. Our "Justice" System
Pretrial recommends HWOB. Pretrial recommends HWOB. An ASA from another jurisdiction (it is not clear why he is arguing this motion) recites cops' tales as facts. State is seeking HWOB. Pretrial recommends HWOB.
Cartoon: Lucky Ducky and the commie CEOs
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Pennsylvania Democrats Launch Two New GOTV Phone Banks To Register 125K New Voters
In advance of the state-wide Day of Action on April 29 (to promote transparency, public participation and fairness in PA redistricting) FDPA Allegheny County is launching a social media blitz starring YOU! Then take these steps: Post it to your social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Print out the poster below, or get creative and make one of your own – just be sure to note support for LACRA. get creative and make one of your own – just be sure to note support for LACRA. --The FDPA Allegheny County Volunteer Team More information about LACRA is here: https://www.fairdistrictspa.com/solutionHere’s some more information:
To Serve and Protect Whom?
He was born and brought up in Boston; I was raised in South Florida, and moved to Boston for college. But in his first few months of driving in Chicago, he discovered this was not necessarily so. (This astonished my husband, who, from prior experience in Boston, expected a pair of officers to keep each other honest—not in Chicago, apparently.) Once, I was driving home (on the South Side) with our foster daughter and got pulled over (defective brake lights? Rodney King’s case, remember, got into court only because some local guy wanted to try out his new video camera.
Why I sometimes think our government is ... dysfunctional
But we only have a small window to accomplish, what is needed for President Biden's agenda and hopefully his second term. When I think about what our government sometimes looks like ... "dysfunctional" was the word that came to mind. But "The Crown" still made me think what a waste of tax money and resources. President Biden had to look for someone else, as if he didn't have the party majority. Heaven forbid, Trump gets back in office, then there might be more similarities to "The Crown" that I don't want to think about.
Biden Day Ninety-Four: The First 100 Days
Biden organizes forty leaders to meet over zoom for WH Climate Summit for Earth Day. LA using wastewater for drinking water due to water shortage from climate change. Vanita Gupta newly appointed first woman of color to be appointed associate attorney general. House voting on DC statehood then on to Senate which could be a problem due to fillibuster. Yeah for Biden
CO-Gov: Gov. Jared Polis (D) Helps Colorado Residents Sign Up To Get Their COVID-19 Vaccines
Received this e-mail today from Governor Jared Polis’ (D. CO) re-election campaign:Almost 70% of Colorado’s most vulnerable population, those aged 60 and older, are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all Coloradans ages 16 and up. In Colorado we’re seeing a 93-95% reduction in reported positive cases of COVID-19 among vaccinated people compared to non-vaccinated. 4) We are seeing concerning COVID-19 case trends in parts of our state where fewer folks are taking advantage of the vaccine. If you live in Southern Colorado and have not yet received your vaccine, there are many appointments available.
Fox News Manufactures Outrage and Buries the Truth under Distraction.
Egged on by firebrand and reverse racist Maxine Waters, with an assist from the doddering but inflammatory President Joe Biden. Kayleigh McEnany, professional liar and bottle-blond, added jaw-dropping hypocrisy to the Fox mix. McEnany is blaming Biden for inflaming people who are inflamed every day by the cable channel she works for. Talking about Fox inflaming its audience, here’s the top of the Fox News website today. And if it is, is it so big it merits 6 out of the 7 lead stories Fox dedicates to it?
Lincoln City Elections: GOP Is Dangerous
When the Democrats swept the Lincoln city elections in 2019, the local economy was booming and there appeared to be blue skies ahead. Fortunately for the people of Lincoln, Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and the five Democrats on the City Council rose to the occasion. All of this was done over the bitter opposition of right wing city council member Roy Christensen, Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Republican Party. Those decisions turned out to be correct ones and Lincoln has made tremendous headway in mitigating the pandemic. The GOP incumbent city council member has a budget that proposes lower taxes and more services at the same time.
A (true) Parable for Earth Day
While the Hopi and the Navajo have very different cultures and economies, they share a belief that the people came from the Earth, are a part of the Earth, and will return to the Earth. Sedan Crater at the Nevada Test SiteThe Central Arizona ProjectThe last and biggest large-scale project of the Bureau of Reclamation was the Central Arizona Project. The Central Arizona Project intake station for Colorado River water at Lake Havasu. The Central Arizona Project canal tunnels through a mountain near Tonopa ArizonaPheonix. They will be living with the environmental and economic legacy of the Central Arizona Project for many years to come.
Uncomfortable Talk Number Five: Our Lives Matter Too.
As a Black woman and a US Navy veteran who served during Desert Shield, it's even traumatizing to watch what happened to Lieutenant Caron Nazario in Windsor, Virginia. People are asking for accountability from the law enforcement officers. We are asking for accountability when a law enforcement officer does the unthinkable. We also need legislation for no knock warrants, no chokeholds, no traffic stops that lead into these deadly encounters with law enforcement officers. We need legislation that addresses mental health issues and wellness checks.
Stephanie Ruhle grills GOP Rep. objecting to taxing corporations for infrastructure. BIG FAIL!
I refute Rep. Kevin Brady's defense of GOP's objections to taxing corporations with a myriad of lies and misinformation in his Stephanie Ruhle interview. Stephanie Ruhle grills Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX)See full episodes here. Republican Texas Congressman Kevin Brady appeared with Stephanie Ruhle. He expressed Republican objection to any increase in the corporate tax rate. To be clear, the proposal still keeps corporate taxes lower than they were before Trump’s tax cut scam.
Iowa: Projecting a 9-fold increase in solar energy capacity this year, DM to go carbon-free.
I wrote a diary earlier this month detailing the fact that Iowa last year had substantially increased it’s wind power generation capacity and had nearly achieved 60% of the energy generated in the state being generated by wind power. I also talked a bit about solar energy development in the state and that our solar power generation is projected to increase as new projects come online. The Des Moines Register today has more details on these solar projects, which will result in a 9-fold increase in the state’s solar capacity. In all, the projects represent a combined 1,739 megawatts of solar power generation, some of which is already online. One of the 100 megawatt solar projects under development in the state is a MidAmerican project.
VA-Gov: GOP's Leading Candidate For Governor Says Derek Chauvin Verdict Makes Her "Sick"
You should be too,” Chase told a crowd in King William County, which is east of Richmond. Her comments about the Chauvin verdict drew censure from Democrats and progressives. The statement is consistent with what the organization said soon after the video of Floyd's killing went viral last May. A Trump loyalist, Jordan would not say explicitly whether he agreed with the verdict but told CNN: “The justice system works. Handcuffed and face down on the pavement, Floyd died when Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes.
TX-06 Special Election: 3 Dems, a Wood and a Widow
Hope Springs from Field PAC has been organizing GOTV canvasses paired with the Issues Canvass concept to mobilize voters who have previously voted in Democratic primaries in the TX-06 special election for Congress. As a candidate for this seat in 2018, this is hardly a surprise, as it does appear that she has the highest name recognition among the Democrats running. Hope Springs from Field PAC is knocking on doors in the TX-06 special election. Almost all the local media has been directed at these elections, which is why name recognition is so vital in this special election. If you would like to support our efforts to increase Democratic turnout in the May 1st special election and force a runoff, please do:https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tx-06field
FOX News Photo Provides Graphic Evidence of Their Racism and Fear Mongering
The reputation for rampant racism at Fox News has been well established over many years. On Thursday morning Fox News provided additional evidence of their embrace of overt bigotry. Next to James, Fox News placed Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, a favorite target of Fox. Neither James nor Waters ever incited violence (unlike Donald Trump and his Fox News shills). Fox News ran numerous segments on these subjects that they repeatedly - and falsely - described as "putting a target" on the backs of police.
An Honest Exploration of Race Elevates a Fictional Superhero Show
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Can America accept a black man as a symbol for good? Captain America, along with his vibranium shield, symbolized America for decades. ***The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is a fictional story about superheroes that is rooted in our reality, with issues of race, mental health, and politics interwoven. I’ve been watching reviews of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on YouTube, and I am heartened by the conversations being generated on race and equity. The reception of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier by the masses makes me hopeful for a better America in the future.
Kagro in the Morning podcast (AUDIO): Thursday, April 22 2021
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop, this is Earth Day! Meanwhile, Eco-rebels misutilize poo outside the White House, perhaps in an effort to get their hands on pink wheelbarrows. Donald Trump was a villain, but his polls were steady, Joe’s polls might be the same. The Gop doesn’t want to hear that the 2017 shooting of congressional baseball players might not be terrorism, they need that for “whatabouts”. Nancy Pelosi keeps handing concessions to Republicans to get them for a January 6 commission.
Playing Chicken
Add chicken and let marinate for at least ½ hour. Bake the chicken for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Chicken Breasts DianeServing Size: 4Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method-------- ------------ --------------------------------2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts1 medium shallot -- minced fine½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper4 tablespoons unsalted butter1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon parsley -- minced2 tablespoons white wine1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice¼ cup low sodium chicken brothPound chicken to ¼ inch thickness. Place chicken in prepared pan and bake 30 minutes uncovered until chicken is cooked through. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan and cook 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Thoroughly pissed because of a TERF
So I went on and I shared some of my trauma, in this case the multiple sexual assaults I have survived. Then the server owner came on and said “OH But you’re a transwoman with an intersexed condition, you can’t be raped.”I got pissed, as did several other members of the server, but Cael wanted to continue the cheering people up rather than letting the server owner bring everyone down. About twenty minutes later my friend Cael contacted me and told me that everyone in the server had left after the server owner said one thing after I left. “Good now the freak is gone.” That line pissed off my friend Cael who is an enby and their wife is trans as well. Cael was the last one to leave the server owner alone in there simply because they were ripping the owner of the server a new one.
I Agree With Brett Farve: Second Degree Racism!
I actually think Brett Farve is correct about Chauvin not meaning to kill George Floyd. Guilty of being reckless with a black person's life because he couldn't have cared less about Floyd's humanity one way or another? Like a lot of white people who, though not guilty of first degree racism, are absolutely, positively guilty of second degree racism -- guilty of discounting black people's opinions regarding how we are faring in society, where sometimes it really is hard to breath with all that's pressing down on us. And they are beginning to get a little peeved that people are trying to put it on their radar. Though they will deny it, many modern conservatives are the perfect embodiment of second degree racism and the harm to life that results because, like Chauvin to the camera and crowd, they do not care to listen.
Photo Diary: George McGough Nature Park, St Pete FL
Another of Pinellas County FL’s very nice parks, this one is located in Largo, a suburb of St Pete. It has hiking trails, a nature center, and some rehabbed raptors. Some photos from a visit. For those who don't know, I lived in a converted campervan and traveled around the country, posting photo diaries of places that I visited. But the pandemic has clipped my wings, and I am now holed up in Florida until I can begin traveling again.
Are we doing it again? GOP Infrastructure not a viable alternative. President Biden don't go there
thehill.com/…Are we trying this dance again The Republicans do not bargain in good faith They will put a bill that accomplishes nothing; vote against it and them run against it in the midterms How many times do have to burn our hands on a hot stove before we realize “we get burnedFROM THE ARTICLE:Republicans have largely balked at Biden's American Jobs Plan proposal, which outlines $2.3 trillion worth of spending to invest in roads, bridges, railways, electric vehicles, broadband, long-term care workers, weatherizing buildings and climate friendly industries. Biden proposed paying for the plan through an increase in the corporate tax rate, though he has said he'd be willing to discuss ways to fund the proposal. The proposal unveiled Thursday by a group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) narrowed down the definition of infrastructure and focused on funding for roads and bridges, public transit systems, rail, wastewater infrastructure, airports and broadband infrastructure. Senate Republicans are proposing user fees for electric vehicles and repurposing unused federal spending allocated by the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Congress passed in March to cover the cost of the plan. This alone is unaccountable We need a bold bill that accomplishes something that will improve the lives of most Americans and Yes: give the voters to vote for something in 2021 I hope Biden does not fall for this
George Floyd mural in Houston vandalized with racial slur
Over a painting of George Floyd, the words "N***** Lives Don't Matter" appear. (Photo courtesy of Twitter @ChauncyOnTV)A prominent mural in George Floyd’s hometown, Houston, was vandalized. The mural has stood since late May of last year, when George Floyd was murdered by police. x LOOK AT THIS: Someone defaced the #georgefloyd mural on Chartres and Bell writing, “N-word lives don’t matter. pic.twitter.com/vGYkDE9O7U — Chauncy Glover (@ChauncyOnTV) April 22, 2021The mural has since been repainted in order for the racial slur to be removed.
GOP Rep. grilled on infrastructure, Lies about BLM exposed, Whistleblower Bruce Boise speaks, more
Lies about BLM are refuted. Whistleblower Bruce Boise blew the opioid whistle on Big Pharma. This Republican congressman wants continued corporate welfare. Bruce Boise, Big Pharma whistleblowerPolitics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM CentralVideo Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091Podcasts: Stitcher | iTunes | Google Podcasts | Player.fm | Spotify | Tune-In | iHeartRadioLive Video: Facebook Live | Youtube Live | Periscope | TwitchMy books, "It's Worth It: How to Talk To Your Right-Wing Relatives, Friends, and Neighbors" & “As I See It: Class Warfare: The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom” support (1) communication techniques & (2) Progressive message delivery. Please join our YouTube channel to get the numbers up to open up some more features and reach more folks.
Facebook internal report fesses up to failures leading up to Jan. 6 insurrection at Capitol
“There is something about the way Facebook organizes groups that leads to massive public events. Indeed, that was largely the thrust of the Avaaz report on Facebook’s culpability in the insurrection published March 18, six days before Zuckerberg testified. “This doesn’t even include Facebook Groups, so the number is likely much bigger. The internal Facebook report largely acknowledges this, explaining that the social media giant was outmaneuvered by coordinated accounts that formed a powerful network of groups promoting hate, inciting violence, and spreading lies about the election. However, given Facebook’s refusal to accept culpability in the insurrection, it also makes sense for lawmakers to take steps.
Today’s anti-trans legislation is only the beginning
For young children, this transition is purely social—using a different name and pronouns, and dressing in a gender-affirming way. Almost as soon as Arkansas’ bill banning transition care for minors passed, state Republicans introduced new legislation to deny trans people of all ages access to public restrooms. First they say trans children should wait until 18, then 21, and then even adults in their 30s are deemed incompetent to direct their own care. Using misinformation to poison the well of public opinion is a mainstay of both the anti-trans and anti-choices movements. Both the “partial birth” abortion bans and bills to deny transition care effectively leave the courts to determine which procedures are legal, based on confusing and inaccurate descriptions crafted by legislators, not doctors.
Morning Digest: Why Biden's New Hampshire success wasn't downballot destiny for fellow Democrats
Thanks to that 8-point margin, Biden won districts representing 232 seats in the House, while Donald Trump carried just 168. En route to that victory, Sununu won an extraordinary 366 seats in the House to just 34 for his opponent. As a consequence, fully 153 Democrats sit in seats Sununu carried, more than 80% of the caucus; unsurprisingly, no Republicans occupy any Feltes turf. There, Republicans reversed the 14-10 majority Democrats won in 2018 and took a 14-10 majority of their own. Larry Hogan, fellow Old Line State Democrats have known about his interest for some time.
Vaccine deniers: if they won't listen to sense, maybe they'll listen to Sheriff Andy
The youtube algorithm served this up to me. If only Sheriff Andy was around to talk sense into the anti vaccine crowd. x YouTube Video
Democratizing the Senate from Inside
The legitimacy and efficacy of the U.S. Senate could be dramatically increased by a simple internal Senate rule change: go to population weighted voting. But, via this new internal rule, each Senator’s votes would be weighted by the number of people they represent. This power is why the Senate has been able to create its anti-majoritarian filibuster rule. It’s now time to use this rule making power to functionally overcome the greatest blight on our democracy, the malapportionment of the Senate. If support for Senate Rule #45 becomes a broadly understood litmus test for candidates from both parties, people power may just prevail.
The 'iffy' grip of Trumpism and its cold dead hands still grifting
Analysis | A key question moving forward: Is Trump’s grip on the GOP stronger than his base’s? https://t.co/yQ7htQJtx5The argument made by a super PAC associated with former national security adviser John Bolton centered on the extent to which Republican voters were still likely to follow Trump’s political lead. The yardstick against which Republican officials are often measured isn’t “Does Trump approve?” but “Does Trump’s base approve?” — a different and trickier calculus. #conspiracytheories #IntoTheStorm https://t.co/r8muhMZqrr — Paste Magazine (@PasteMagazine) April 22, 2021x Trumpism is the GOP. https://t.co/TZZfIT20Ou — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 22, 2021x The Founders never intended for women to vote but here we are.
'Black lives don't f---ing matter': Video captures ex-Army man in racist 'all lives matter' rant
“All lives f----ing matter. Black lives don't f----ing matter.” He urged the person recording to make sure she got it, then continued with his rant. “Black lives matter is the most racist f---ing thing we’ve ever f---ing seen. What about white lives matter?” Miles said. I got a god--n Black kid in god--n Georgia.
Arizona GOP commissions bogus audit of election ballots to further 'election fraud' claims
Arizona’s Democratic secretary of state, Katie Hobbs, expressed her disgust at the attempt by her Republican colleagues to manufacture doubts about the state’s election results for political benefit. “They’re trying to find something that we know doesn’t exist,” said Arizona secretary of state Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, who serves as the state’s top election official. Wood himself claims to have donated $50,000 to the audit effort through his group, Fight Back. The GOP-led state senate has allotted $150,000 in Arizona taxpayer funds to the effort, but that will not cover the entire cost. The spokesman for the audit is a former Republican secretary of state named Ken Bennett.
Why are all colleges not mandating that students get the vaccine?
I heard on the radio that many colleges are not mandating that their students get vaccinated. Which is crazy! How can institutions of higher learning not believe in this basic science? College students are the best spreaders of COVID. Colleges usually mandate that incoming students have MMR and Tetanus vaccines why not require this too?!?
Ron Johnson at his most irresponsible: 'I see no reason to be pushing vaccines on people'
I don’t think they’re going to let go of COVID anytime soon. And to the point where you better impose it, you’re going to shame people, you’re going to force them to carry a card to prove that they’ve been vaccinated so that they can participate in society. Okay, as for not being a “fully approved vaccine,” Johnson appears to be acknowledging that the COVID-19 vaccines are currently being offered through an FDA emergency use authorization. Not sure if you can reasonably say that that means they’re not “fully approved,” but either way, it certainly doesn’t mean they’re not safe. After all, had it been up to Donald Trump, we probably would have had “fully approved” vaccines last April made of fairy dust, cat piss, and nougat.
Thursday Pundit Round-up: COVID-19 in India, Derek Chauvin Trial fallout, and more.
Before getting to some of the punditry on the Derek Chauvin trial, we have to look at the frightening explosion of COVID-19 cases in India. Astha Saxena reports for Indian Express that Delhi is running out of oxygen supplies. Top private hospitals in Delhi like Max, Fortis, Apollo, and Sir Ganga Ram reached out to the Delhi government regarding depleting oxygen supplies. Marianne Lavelle of Inside Climate News reports on the high stakes of the virtual international climate summit being led by President Biden that begins today. It is chiefly through the work of historians that we remember our presidents—their strengths and successes, their flaws and failures.
Trailer Driving Through Protestors, (with poll).
This is a four horse trailer with a living area, you can see in this other footage that protestors are throwing things at the trailer, bouncing things, (exploding water bottles? All that noise and crap is scaring the hell out of the horses inside. But the big thing- that you only see as it goes past- is that someone has unlatched the loading ramp on the trailer and was trying to access the horses! He pulls over and stops in front of the cops, and when the camera swings back you can see one of the cops is re-latching the ramp. I can tell you, if it’d been me, you’re goddamned right I would have done the exact same thing to protect those horses!
Yeah, So Much For The "Serious" Infrastructure Counter Offer From The GOP.
President Biden challenged Republicans to come up with a counter proposal to his infrastructure plan, and they have not disappointed those of us on the left who believe the GOP will not negotiate in good faith. It’s not detailed, but the plan outlines spending only $568 billion on infrastructure. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) described the plan, based on a document circulated by GOP senators, as “a beginning document” during a press conference. Instead of the Green New Deal that Democrats have talked about, we can call this Republican offer on infrastructure the “Ebenezer Scrooge” Deal. But this infrastructure plan has to be paid for.
Salmon advocates criticize Governor for promoting Sites Dam, voluntary agreements during drought
Governor Gavin Newsom’s drought emergency proclamation directs state agencies to take “immediate action” to bolster drought resilience and prepare for impacts on communities, businesses and ecosystems if dry conditions extend to a third year. The regional state of emergency also enables flexibilities in regulatory requirements and procurement processes to mitigate drought impacts. Gavin Newsom, we need California water justice and climate change action, not more reservoirs. “Newsom also called for Sites Reservoir and the Voluntary Agreements as drought solutions at this press conference yesterday. “Taken as five-year averages (1967-1971 vs. 2016-2020), the declines for striped bass, Delta smelt, longfin smelt, American shad, splittail and threadfin shad are 98.1, 99.8, 99.8, 26.2, 99.3 and 94.3 percent, respectively,” said Jennings.
Just Sayn', I've been in prisons and jails and can say that Derek Chauvin is having a rude awakening
A cell in the Administrative Control Unit at MCF-Oak Park Heights, operated at the highest level of security where Derek Chauvin is being held. (MN.gov)Derek Chauvin is being held at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights to await sentencing. The correctional facility is in Stillwater, about 25 miles east of downtown Minneapolis. Oak Park Heights operates at the highest custody level of any facility in the Minnesota DOC system. I’ve helped arrest drunk drivers and taken them to be processed at the county jail.
Lincoln Project latest if you have not yet seen it. I like the approach here.
They are trying to start a war inside the GOP and split the party. With the moron traitor it may well work. To stick a wedge in their with McConnell and get the traitor to blow his top. The are running it on FOX in the Mar a Lago TV market. Just a note about that — there is some pretty rough language in that ad that may get bleeped out.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs bill allowing drivers to hit protesters with their cars
I knew Oklahoma was a very racist state, but this new law is just a malicious invitation to vehicular mayhem against protesters and specifically People of Color. "We are sending a message today in Oklahoma that rioters who threaten law abiding citizens' safety will not be tolerated. I remain unequivocally committed to protecting every Oklahoman's First Amendment right to peacefully protest as well as their right to feel safe in their community," Stitt said, according to local ABC News station KAKE. House Bill 1674 makes obstructing a public road during a protest a misdemeanor punishable with up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. The Oklahoma state Senate passed the bill last week in a 38-10 vote.
Dealing With Anti-Maskers At A Supermarket..
He taught me to box, so one day he saw me in action and I thought he would be proud. You see some time ago my Mother had to work on Christmas Eve at a convenience store. For those of you who don’t know, Christmas Eve is a strange night to work convenience stores. In the coming days I intend to release a series of diaries about the deficit in assisting those physically challenged. If you can find it in your heart to help, his story and how to help can be found here:gofundme.com/...?
She's a Brick ---- House
The world digs a staggering 3 billion cubic meters of clay soil every year, another huge eco-mess, but one that can be ameliorated with a little ingenuity. Because brick composition is quite flexible, bricks are capable of incorporating a high percentage of waste. And he’s found that by substituting 10-25% of the clay soil in bricks with non-shinola, the result is a better brick all around. The researchers found biosolids-enhanced bricks passed compressive strength tests and largely trapped heavy metals within the brick after firing. al., published in Buildings “A proposal for recycling the world’s unused stockpiles of treated wastewater sludge (biosolids) in fired-clay bricks” (DOI: 10.3390/buildings9010014).
PWB: Circle ob Luv: Secret Garden
Ohhh, da master gardener enjoying a drink at the sekrit fountain. Today we celebrate da Sekrit GardenThe sun rises on a part of the vast garden — Earth Day 2021Today we are all peeking into da Sekrit Garden. And what do we see but one of the master gardeners, busy at work, running about laying down a wild garden. The architect of the wild garden has been consulted. Da sekrit garden is going to be da tops dis year!
Deadly Vaccine-Hesitancy: A Facility Outbreak in Kentucky
A skilled nursing facility in Kentucky offered 3 vaccination clinics for staff and residents in January and February 2021. They succeeded in vaccinating 90.4% of residents and 52.6% of staff; however, many staff members and a few of the residents refused the vaccine after being offered multiple opportunities. On March 1, an unvaccinated, COVID-infected, symptomatic staff member came to work, and an outbreak was soon in progress. The facility started testing everyone with rapid antigen tests as soon as they figured out an outbreak was underway. The virus turned out to be a particularly nasty variant, but even so the vaccine (Pfizer in this case) gave pretty impressive protection.
Watch the moment John Kennedy learns Stacey Abrams brings nothing but facts when she speaks
It eliminates ..." Apparently seeing that she wasn’t the stumbling, ill-equipt naysayer he might’ve assumed she was, Kennedy cut Abrams off to ask her other questions. x Republican Senator John Kennedy asks @StaceyAbrams to give him a list of provisions in Georgia’s new voter suppression law that she objects to. No, sir,” Abrams responded with a chuckle. It limits the voting hours ...”Kennedy interrupted yet again. x ‘You believe that the Georgia legislature made deliberate attempts to suppress the minority vote?’ asked Republican Senator John Cornyn.
We're rapidly approaching the time to stop catering to 'vaccine holdouts'
They’re the people who cheered when an incoherent mob led by white supremacists sacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Excuses for refusing the vaccine are ubiquitous on the internet and social media. Republican pollster Frank Luntz conducted a focus group of Trump-voting vaccine “skeptics” to try to fathom what was driving their obstinacy. I mean, we’re just going to be shot up and shot up and shot up,” said a man identified as Erzen from New York. This is not sustainable.”Presumably this person has never received a flu shot, which people get every year.
Yet ANOTHER Republican corruption scandal has just blown open in North Carolina
Live coverage of the North Carolina General AssemblyWe got a telling glimpse into how business is done by the Republican majority in North Carolina’s state legislature this week. Guess Who Got PPP Loans in North Carolina? One analysis showed that 50% of PPP loan money in North Carolina went to just 4% of businesses. This means that all of these lawmakers would personally profit from changing the tax treatment of PPP loans. Read more: “Cockroach Theory and Political Corruption in the North Carolina GOP”Carolina Forward is a progressive policy organization dedicated to building a more just, democratic and prosperous North Carolina.
CIVIL CASESE. Jean Carroll Defamation SuitCarroll v. Trump, No.20-cd-07311, 2020WL 6277814 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 25, 2020)Plaintiff: E. Jean Carroll, Journalist and Advice ColumnistSDNY Proceedings: Opposing memoranda on Trump’s motion to stay filed in December, 2020. Mary Trump Fraud LitigationTrump v. Trump, No. Doe v. The Trump Corporation Class ActionDoe v. Trump Corp., No. filed Mar 30, 2021)Plaintiff: James Blassingame and Sidney Hemby, two Capitol police officersOfficers filed suit in DC federal court Mar.
Ted Cruz's latest straight-faced dishonesty: 'You didn't see us try to pack the court'
Ted Cruz has been accused of a lot of things: being the Zodiac Killer; being from Canada; being a churlish Sea Monkey that grew out of control in a secret Area 51 lab before escaping into the forest with a family-size bag of Bugles and a sixer of Zima; being the son of a key JFK assassination conspiracist; spending the past four years hiding in Donald Trump’s Underoos like a colicky baby wallaby; having the personality of a clammy loaf of reduced-salt Wonder Bread; running away to Cancun when his home state was in crisis; having a black, bloodless knot of a heart the size of a runty chickpea. The list goes on. But one thing few people have ever accused Cruz of is forthrightness. Case in point: Republicans, once again, are trying to pretend the stuff you saw them do just a few short years ago—stuff like run up the deficit and block Barack Obama’s federal and Supreme Court nominations—never really happened.
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes the planet an offer it can't refuse … but they have to reject Bolsonaro
On the other hand, Bolsonaro is right about one thing: Brazil’s historic contribution to the greenhouse gases now driving climate change has been relatively low. He’s offering to slightly apply the brakes on destruction that has vastly accelerated on his watch. He’s not offering to replant a single tree, or even to halt illegal extraction, burning, and expansion into the area. Bolsonaro ran on a platform that expressly called for not halting the destruction of Amazon forests. But there is absolutely no reason to trust Jair Bolsonaro now, or ever.
Postmaster General DeJoy is running a 'covert operation' to monitor social media
The bulletin is marked as "law enforcement sensitive" and was distributed through the Department of Homeland Security's fusion centers. It "includes screenshots of posts about the protests from Facebook, Parler, Telegram and other social media sites. Postal Inspection Service has federal law enforcement officers, Postal Inspectors, who enforce approximately 200 federal laws to achieve the agency's mission: protect the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which assesses threats to Postal Service employees and its infrastructure by monitoring publicly available open source information," the statement read. The "FBI declined to comment for this article and postal inspection service wouldn't tell me when they started their covert program that monitors social media," Winter said.
New Guidelines for U.S. Government Interactions with Taiwan Counterparts
The Department of State has issued new guidelines for U.S. government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship. The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also a force for good in the international community. These new guidelines liberalize guidance on contacts with Taiwan, consistent with our unofficial relations, and provide clarity throughout the Executive Branch on effective implementation of our “one China” policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three Joint Communiques, and the Six Assurances. The new guidelines have been issued following a review as set forth in the Taiwan Assurance Act.
Justice Sotomayor shreds Kavanaugh opinion expanding life without parole for juveniles
Brett Jones, the man seeking to be released from a sentence of life without parole, was a victim of abuse by multiple people in his life, including the grandfather he stabbed to death—then tried to save with CPR. To Sotomayor, “the court is fooling no one” in the pretense that this was not a major rollback of earlier decisions—the kind of rollback that should require an admission that a precedent is being overturned. ”The Court simply rewrites Miller and Montgomery to say what the Court now wishes they had said, and then denies that it has done any such thing,” Sotomayor wrote. “The Court knows what it is doing.”Of course it does. It’s chapter infinity in “Republicans lie,” but it’s especially relevant as Kavanaugh lies in his official Supreme Court opinions, while writing for the Trump majority.
House Democrats to Senate Democrats: Honor John Lewis and voting rights, or preserve the filibuster
"I certainly think our focus ought to be on [the Lewis bill] and voting rights," said Rep. Anthony Brown of Maryland, a member of the CBC. It could be gone very easily in January 2023 if states have free rein on keeping Democratic voters out of voting booths. x In states across the country lawmakers are working to chip away at the voting rights of Americans. It’s critical that we pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act to safeguard the franchise of millions of voters. And it’s what the late Representative John Lewis—for whom the new Voting Rights Act is named—described in his final letter as 'the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.'"
If Fox News seems a little desperate to reengage viewers, maybe that's because it is
At that point, Fox viewership appeared to splinter, with some loyal Fox viewers making the switch to even fringier conservative competitors Newsmax and One America News Network (OANN). Civiqs, on the other hand, is a measure of self-reporting—how frequently respondents say they are watching Fox News. In 2019, for instance, anywhere from roughly one-fifth to one-quarter of Civiqs respondents said they "frequently" watched Fox News. DO YOU WATCH FOX NEWS? In October 2020, prior to the election, 15% of respondents still said they watched Fox frequently, 31% said occasionally, and 54% said never.
PRC Military Pressure Against Taiwan Threatens Regional Peace and Stability
The United States notes with concern the pattern of ongoing PRC attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan. We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives. The United States will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues, consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people on Taiwan. The United States maintains its longstanding commitments as outlined in the Three Communiqués, the Taiwan Relations Act, and the Six Assurances. Our commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region.
Just one House Republican joins Democrats to pass legislation preventing a future Muslim ban
House Democrats also passed a second major piece of legislation stemming from the previous president’s discriminatory bans, approving Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Access to Counsel Act by a 217-207 vote, with no Republicans joining. That bill ensures that citizens, legal residents, and travelers with legal status can speak to an attorney if they’re detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials. “In many cases, these individuals had no opportunity to see an attorney or even call anyone for legal guidance. “The Muslim Ban was always wrong, needless, and cruel and failed to live up to the requirements laid out by the Supreme Court,” Chu tweeted. “Religious bans have no place in our country or our laws and today, we are voting to make sure this never happens again.”
Two inspector general reports show how Trump officials punished Puerto Rico and undercut the EPA
When it comes to getting funds to Puerto Rico, the inspector general’s report identifies a series of key changes that got in the way of taking effective action. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017. HUD and OMB were still unable to even get much of the relief funding posted by a self-imposed deadline of May 2019. As the Post pointed out, OMB had never previously required any agency grants to go through a review process like the one targeted at funds for Puerto Rico. In the EPA inspector general’s report, the problem isn’t decisions that were made too slowly or given too much review.
Police arrest man in connection with not one but two anti-Asian hate crimes in California
According to the Associated Press, during Vivona’s arrest, he told police he had a “hate” or “fixation” about Asians. “I want everybody to know, especially in the AAPI community, that you’re not alone,” Kokumai told NBC News. Similar to Vivona, the man expressed bias against and xenophobia towards Asian Americans. According to data released by Stop AAPI Hate, almost 3,800 incidents of anti-Asian hate were reported over the past year during the pandemic. To learn more and to report crimes, go to: Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Stop the AAPI Hate, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, and Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council.
Republicans demonstrate again how incapable they are at governing with infrastructure offer
Biden's proposal includes $115 billion to modernize the bridges, highways, and roads of the fossil fuel age. His proposal includes another $85 billion for public transit, $80 billion for Amtrak, and $174 billion to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations, electrify 20% of school buses, and electrify the federal fleet. He'd spend $100 billion on broadband, $25 billion for airports, and $111 billion for water projects. This idea from Republicans is still basically just a sketch, but its lead author, West Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, touts it as "the largest infrastructure investment Republicans have come forward with." But what they were talking about was an $800 billion offer from Republicans, one that showed they were serious.
Australian institute slammed for hyping up anti-China issues
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying speaks at a daily breifing. File photo: VCGThe Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed an Australian institute for spearheading anti-China forces and fabricating various anti-China issues, after it released a paper claiming that China is strengthening influence over the international community.The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) accused China of influencing foreign politicians, universities, multinational companies and overseas Chinese communities to advance China's interests through collecting intelligence information via different organizations.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that she did not know the basis of the paper, but she knew that some people from Australia have written articles, revealing that the institute has long received financial support from the US government and arms dealers, and is keen to fabricate and hype up various anti-China issues.US-based news outlet, the Grayzone, revealed that ASPI is a "right-wing, militaristic" think tank funded by US and Western governments, mega-corporations and an eye-popping array of weapons manufacturers, including Raytheon Australia, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, MBDA Missile Systems, Saab AB and Thales.Ironically, Australia's Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - enacted by the center-right Liberal Party to monitor the alleged threat of "Chinese political interference" in the country - has revealed ASPI's extensive sources of foreign funding, including the US State Department, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the government of Japan and NATO, according to The Grayzone.Hua said that with such strong ideological bias, the institute was actually spearheading the anti-China forces and its academic credibility has been seriously questioned.The institute has fabricated reports on policies in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and its so-called report which was ridiculous and turned black into white, has become the laughin
Biden and Japan’s Suga present united front against China's assertiveness
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Suga said he and Biden agreed on the necessity of frank discussions with China in the context of Beijing's activities in the Indo-Pacific region. In a strongly worded statement on Saturday, China's embassy in Washington said Beijing was "resolutely opposed" to the joint statement, and that Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang were China's internal affairs. US President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on April 16, 2021. In another swipe at China, Biden told the news conference the United States and Japan will invest together in areas such as 5G, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, genomics and semiconductor supply chains.
The coming war on China
I have spent two years making a documentary film, The Coming War on China, in which the evidence and witnesses warn that nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. Kahn’s book, On Thermonuclear War, elaborated a plan for a ‘winnable’ nuclear war against the Soviet Union. Charles Gatward: The Coming War on China, Darmouth Films Advert'Punish' ChinaIn Washington, I met Amitai Etzioni, distinguished professor of international affairs at George Washington University. He wants to ‘punish’ China for extending its defences to the South China Sea. In Sydney, Australia, Harris called on China to ‘tear down its Great Wall in the South China Sea’.
How People in Taiwan View Mainland China and the U.S.
Still, even as people are skeptical about closer political relations, half would embrace closer economic ties with mainland China. Younger people are particularly likely to support closer relations with the U.S., and they are less likely to embrace closer relations with China. Supporters of the Kuomintang (KMT), the opposition party that ruled Taiwan for decades prior to 2000 and favors closer relations with the mainland, favor mainland China. Favorable views of the U.S. among this group are three times higher than toward mainland China (75% vs. 23%). While many in Taiwan welcome greater economic relations with Beijing, few support closer political ties with mainland ChinaIn Taiwan, people tend to have negative views when it comes to mainland China.
Taiwan conflict: Australian military prepares for worst-case scenario
Concern is mounting throughout the region, and Taiwan accuses China of sending 25 military aircraft into its air defence identification zone this week – a record incursion. The chief of Australia’s Defence Force, Angus Campbell, cautioned that conflict in the Taiwan Strait would be “disastrous” and urged Beijing to resolve its differences with Taiwan’s leaders through dialogue. Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornets could be dragged into a conflict over Taiwan. Sources and academics said that while a military conflict remained unlikely, Australia wanted to send Beijing a signal that further incursions by Mr Xi’s forces into Taiwan’s territory would not be tolerated. “There has been a lot of thinking done on this and other contingencies – but nothing that you wouldn’t expect the department would be doing as part of prudent military planning,” the source said.
Pelosi says 'America stands with Taiwan' after TAIPEI Act passes
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, on Wednesday (March 4) issued both a tweet and formal statement in support of Taiwan after the House unanimously passed the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act (TAIPEI Act). The lightly revised TAIPEI Act was passed with a unanimous vote of 415 to zero, reported CNA. She added that through the act, the U.S. Congress is sending a message to the world that "America stands with Taiwan." The TAIPEI Act celebrates and supports Taiwan’s commitment to democracy, by preserving and promoting its position on the international stage. Today, by passing the TAIPEI Act, Congress once again reaffirms our strong support for a free, open and democratic Taiwan.
Poll shows highest ever support for Taiwan independence
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over half of Taiwanese support formal independence for their country, according to a survey released by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation (TPOF) on Monday (June 22). Around 54 percent of respondents support official independence for Taiwan. Meanwhile, 23.4 percent prefer maintaining the status quo, 12.5 percent favor unification with China, and 10 percent do not hold any particular view on the matter, the survey found. The number of Taiwanese in favor of the status quo dropped by 3.4 percent, and those backing unification edged up a slight 0.8 points, reported Newtalk. Separately, around 66 percent of Taiwanese back the government’s stimulus voucher scheme set to kick off in July, according to the poll.
US State Department accusation of China ‘genocide’ relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue
The Trump and Biden administrations have relied on the work of a right-wing religious extremist, Adrian Zenz, for their “genocide” accusation against China. Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of “genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur population in China’s Xinjiang province. Otherwise, any birth control program provided to an ethnic group would be prima facie evidence of a policy of genocide against the group. Both official Chinese figures and Zenz agree that the Uyghur population in Xinjiang increased significantly between 2010 and 2018. That means the Uyghur population in Xinjiang grew by a staggering 25.04 percent.
‘Independent’ report claiming Uyghur genocide brought to you by sham university, neocon ideologues lobbying to ‘punish’ China
US media hailed a Newlines Institute report accusing China of Uyghur genocide as a “landmark” independent analysis. A majority of the report’s “expert” signatories are members of the Newlines Institute and the Wallenberg Centre. “New” report regurgitates old, discredited “evidence”The Newlines report presents no new material on the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. A majority of the signatories are members of the two think tanks behind the report, the Newlines Institute and the Wallenberg Centre. Newlines Institute recently took steps to counter rumors of IIIT’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Online Event: China's Power: Up for Debate 2020 - Debate 4
Online Event: China's Power: Up for Debate 2020 - Debate 4Proposition: Within the next five years, China will use significant military force against a country on its periphery. The China Power Project will host its fifth annual conference as a series of five live online debates. Under President Xi Jinping, China’s military capabilities have continued to grow. China has stepped up military pressure on Taiwan and conducted frequent large-scale military exercises in the South China Sea. China’s last significant uses of force were in the 1980s along the land border with Vietnam, and in the 1988 clash over Johnson South in the South China Sea.
Taiwan’s Potential to Strengthen Creative Economy Sectors in the Americas
Taiwan’s Potential to Strengthen Creative Economy Sectors in the AmericasJanuary 4, 2021The creative economy spans various sectors, including audiovisual and performing arts, publishing, design, video games, fashion, architecture, advertising, software, and television and radio, among others, and is comprised of both formal and informal workers. By April 2020, the Colombian creative economy had shrunk by 34.7 percent and by November it had lost 61,000 jobs. Recognizing the vitality of the cultural and creative economy, Colombia has implemented measures to support its industries and their employees. Looking AheadCovid-19 without a doubt has been both the great disruptor and accelerator of the creative economy in the Americas. The cultural and creative economy is not only a vital part of the global economy but enriches and gives meaning to our lives.
Difficult choices: Taiwan’s quest for security and the good life
Elections are free, fair, and competitive; civil and political rights are protected; and on some issues, such as responding to COVID-19, the Taiwan government’s performance has been excellent. While these are not easy problems to solve, Taiwan’s political system has, at times, made implementing solutions more difficult. In his new book — “Difficult Choices: Taiwan’s Quest for Security and the Good Life” — Nonresident Senior Fellow Richard Bush weaves together a detailed and nuanced analysis of the difficult policy choices that Taiwan faces, both internally and externally. He also explores how its democratic political system might improve its performance for the public that it serves. On April 14, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted Bush for a discussion of his new book, moderated by Senior Fellow Ryan Hass.
Analysis | Taiwan: The benefits of engagement
Because of this, Taiwan has developed expertise in how to counter China — expertise that could be of use to the United States and the European Union. In a world where authoritarian, state capitalist ideologies are flourishing, Taiwan is a showcase for the benefits of liberal democracy. In short, Western countries have good reasons to seek ties with and to support Taiwan. The United States, for example, has institutionalized a dense network of unofficial but substantivedialogues with Taiwan about a range of issues, including security and defense. This series will consider this and many other ways that non-state actors can contribute to strengthening ties with Taiwan.
Why Europe's future is on the line in the Taiwan Strait
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) transits the Taiwan Strait. Sean Lynch via ReutersThe risk of conflict between China and the United States in the Taiwan Strait is rising. The consequences for Europe of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait would extend well beyond the economic realm. Of course, in the event of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait, the United States could also choose not to defend Taiwan against China, averting a conflict between great powers. And yet despite all these incentives, Brussels isn’t doing much at the moment to preserve the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.
Now Is the Right Time for a Trade Agreement with Taiwan
Now Is the Right Time for a Trade Agreement with TaiwanMay 27, 2020This piece is part of the Strategic Trade series supported by the Atlas Network. A bilateral trade agreement will help secure vital supply chains and draw Taiwan’s crucial technology capacities closer to the United States. For example, a U.S.-Taiwan agreement could enshrine important principles on data privacy and cross-border data flows, right on China’s frontier. For similar commercial reasons, other nations have preceded the United States in going forward with bilateral trade agreements with Taiwan. Taiwan now has eight bilateral trade agreement partners, including fellow Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) economies Singapore and New Zealand.
Protecting Democracy in an Age of Disinformation: Lessons from Taiwan
Protecting Democracy in an Age of Disinformation: Lessons from TaiwanJanuary 27, 2021Taiwan has long defended itself from political meddling, including disinformation, by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). While CCP disinformation campaigns pose a clearly identifiable threat to the United States and Taiwan, they are only one part of a larger disinformation problem facing democracies in this era of instant and omnipresent communication technologies. Indeed, the experience of both Taiwan and the United States suggest that rival political parties are incentivized to exaggerate and weaponize charges of “foreign interference” against each other—charges which often are more damaging to underlying trust levels in a democracy than the original foreign disinformation attacks themselves. This report was made possible by the generous support of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO). All opinions expressed herein should be understood to be solely those of the authors and are not influenced in any way by any donation.
Taiwan’s democracy and the China challenge
So, the stakes for Taiwan’s democracy are high. 68% thought that Taiwan was a democracy, though some thought it had “minor problems.”63% were satisfied with the way democracy worked in Taiwan. PerformanceThat two out of three respondents were generally satisfied with their political system is not a bad approval rate. Yet meeting the China challenge is made all the more difficult because decisions must be processed through Taiwan’s democratic system. ConclusionAs noted, intra- and inter-party splits, protests, referendums, and populism reflect dissatisfaction with the performance of Taiwan’s system of representative democracy.
From persuasion to coercion: Beijing’s approach to Taiwan and Taiwan’s response
Executive summaryBeijing’s goal concerning Taiwan is decidedly revisionist. That formula was unacceptable to Taiwan’s authoritarian leaders when it was first developed in the late 1980s. Once Taiwan made the transition to democracy in the early 1990s, the public rejected it as well. Democracy also opened the door to the minority on Taiwan who wanted de jure independence and total separation from China, a source of great concern in Beijing. Worse yet for China, Ma was succeeded in 2016 by Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party, which Beijing associates with the goal of independence.
Earth Day is Now Over a Half-Century Old: Looking Back at the Beginnings
By the 1990s it had become an international celebration, and on Earth Day 2020, over 100 million people around the world observed the 50th anniversary in what is referred to as the "largest online mass mobilization in history." The holiday was originally suggested by peace activist John McConnell who proposed using the spring equinox as a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace. Denis and his staff quickly developed the event beyond the original idea for a teach-in, and the first Earth Day was born. My high school art teacher heard about it and encouraged students to make artwork to celebrate the occasion. On the same day in April 1970, iconic striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee, died in Los Angeles and Melania Knavs (later, Trump) was born in Yugoslavia.
Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire
(Image by Mr. Fish/Scheer Post) Details DMCAAmerica's defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. These liberal interventionists, the useful idiots of imperialism, attempt to civilize a process that was created and designed to repress, intimidate, plunder and dominate. The liberal interventionists are also the tip of the spear in the campaign to rachet up tensions with China and Russia. It is the fatal disease of empire, captured in Graham Greene's novel "The Quiet American" and Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient." For example, the United States routinely kidnapped Islamic jihadists fighting in the Balkans between 1995 and 1998.
Useful Idiots Are Still Useful
The hardest thing for me, as a very smart person, with a smart mouth, and a smart aleck attitude, to learn and fully internalize has been this:Don't judge. Is this politician focused on getting my vote telling the truth or blowing smoke? Don't make final declarations which cut you off from any further understanding or appreciation, whether it's about a person or a circumstance. And the undeniable truth is, sometimes it feels great being part of some "community" of people doing the same thing. Make no mistake about it: USEFUL IDIOTS ARE STILL USEFUL!
Congressional Democrats to Biden: Pour Some SALT on That Infrastructure
The SALT cap, implemented when Donald Trump was president and the GOP still held congressional majorities, is a "man bites dog" issue that places Democrats and Republicans opposite their usual supposed sides. The SALT cap limits those deductions to $10,000 per year. Because an unlimited SALT deduction means that state governments get a sort of free ride on their own tax rates. The SALT cap encourages people and their wealth to move from "blue" states to "red" states. But if we're going to have them, federal tax policy shouldn't be manipulated to artificially benefit tax-happy state governments.
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Republican Greed Now Dominates Americans' Lives
From Hartmann Report(Image by Unsplash Photos) Details DMCARepublican greed is why Americans can't have nice things. Republicans don't hate Social Security and Medicare, for example, because they're afraid that those programs are going to somehow turn America into a communist country. Trump used the Defense Production Act to force mostly Brown and Black meatpackers back to work, not to keep Americans safe. As long as their investments in weapons manufacturers are profitable and the problem of gun violence is limited to poor- and working-class Americans, Republicans don't give a rat's ass about "gun safety." Donald Trump's rewrite of NAFTA even gives American companies a huge new tax break if they move factories from America to Mexico.
Philippines seeks Turkish help to modernize navy
The Philippine Navy is exploring ways to collaborate with the Turkish government in current efforts to modernize its Navy. The Turkish navy has so far received four Ada-class corvettes as part of the project and the TCG Istanbul, the first frigate and largest warship domestically designed and manufactured by Turkey, which was recently launched. Four ships are being manufactured for the Pakistani navy with the project including production at Pakistani ports and technology transfers. Along with the launch of the Istanbul frigate, the ceremony also marked the groundbreaking of the third ship to be constructed for the Pakistani navy under the MILGEM project. Erdo?an said the number of projects in the Turkish defense industry has taken a significant leap from 2002, increasing from 62 to almost 700.
Sonnet: Frisson My Ass Off
Sonnet: Frisson My Ass OffThe race is on to control men's* minds and souls --our bodies we can do without at first --it's the thing-in-itself that drives our thirst,the hope diamond squeezed out of quantum coals,being and nothingness, alive and not --a viral version of forbidden fruit,a magical stem cell we find at the rootof all possible past and future thought. The body can be anything we want. Let's go with photosynthetic exos,fun, sun-loving people green as geckoeswith ichorous veins. Between one and zero is both -- you'll see:The future is simultaneity. * humans (I needed the syllable, sorry if I offended)
Some thoughts on the shadow
The shadow is highly personal but also collective, and some of it is karmic (it came with us.) My WW3 shadow was much more manageable than my poor father's WW3 shadow, which stalked him in the form of feeling helpless to be that strong capable protector for his own family. What's similar between living with the climate-change shadow and the WW3 shadow, (as collective shadows) is, they can't be avoided, we can't make them go away by ignoring them. (Covid represents another collective shadow, as does the specter of the surveillance state or the "dark state", which is both real, in a limited sense, and psychically real in a much more sinister way.) But regardless of how we experience our collective shadow, we are all also dealing with a personal shadow, which is uniquely our own to relate to, and it can be negative or positive.
The American Prison System, the Prison-Ashram Project and Other Alternatives Pt. 4
youtube.com/watch?v=Fc4BkuKyjkoBo Lozoff -- Life is Deep (prison talk) Renowned teacher/activist Bo Lozoff describes the common threads of all religions and the simple principles they share. "Independence" - in the context of a work environment - usually means a focus on "looking out for number one," and not allowing oneself to be vulnerable, open, undefended. One can wonder about the degree to which many of our organizations (and schools) have come to resemble prisons. In this light, let us consider two currently functioning alternatives to the present prison system. Both, as we will see, demonstrate a shift in focus to increased openness and interdependence on multiple levels.
Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, The Pandemic Memory Hole
World War I was, however faintly, still part of my life when I grew up in the Cold War years. But there was one thing they had lived through as children that they never mentioned, not once: the devastating great influenza pandemic of 1918-1920 that killed so many more Americans than died in both world wars. I had no idea it had even happened, though it was far more devastating than the present pandemic globally (horrific as Covid-19 is). The pandemic had by then killed more Americans than had died in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined and it wasn't done with us yet. Every November 11th, on Veterans Day, our world still remembers and celebrates the moment World War I officially ended.
George Floyd Daunte Wright The Virus that Ails Us
The system that Powell advocated has today become a corrupt political and corporate oligarchy. Today, 76 percent of the US public supports higher taxes on the wealthy, 80 percent of the US public supports Medicare for All, 76 percent of the US public supports a $15 minimum wage, 60 percent of the US public support tuition-free college, 73 percent of the US public support abortion rights, 96 percent of the US population supports an equal rights amendment, and 63 percent of the US public supports greater environmental regulation. Yet, five unelected lifetime members of the Supreme Court and the bribed members of Congress by the unelected dictatorship of corporate and billionaire campaign contributions deny "we the people," of what we want, and murder our citizens like George Floyd with impunity. The values that sustain our open society have been crushed by the virus of greed. Only then, will the life taken from George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and all the other innocent martyrs, victims of centuries old white racism, arrogance and hubris, ignorance and hate, not be in vain.
Overcoming Delusion: Brotherhood and the George Floyd Verdict
Many proclaimed this moment as a pivotal time in our nation when true change will come. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1964. When the March on Selma resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act, that too was a time of euphoria. And in the last few months, because of the 2020 election results, 43 states are considering legislation to limit voting rights. Brotherhood: The true cause of the George Floyd verdictJustice was achieved in the prosecution of Derek Chauvin because the prosecutors and the jurors, were people who could perceive true justice.
Ukraine's fascist nightmare and the growing risk of a repeat of World War II
I'm talking about the general trend towards fascistic nationalism and war buildup throughout the capitalist world, which the developments in Ukraine provide a prelude to. "There are neo-Nazi pogroms against the Roma, rampant attacks on feminists and LGBT groups, book bans, and state-sponsored glorification of Nazi collaborators," The Nation's Lev Golinkin wrote in 2019. The fascists, with help from their NATO puppeteers, have plunged Ukraine into terror, poverty, and war by gutting and replacing Ukrainian society's foundations. In order to create an anti-Russian Ukraine, the only real period of history they have to fall back on to create this is these World War II-era Nazi collaborators. And the logical conclusion of this is a repeat of the horrors of World War II, where the fascist and imperialist powers slaughtered tens of millions for conquest and capitalist fortification.
Putin Isn't Bluffing on Ukraine
It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source. From AntiwarRussian President Vladimir Putin's stern warning earlier today not to cross what he called Russia's "red line" needs to be taken seriously. Putin prefaced his his unusually pointed remarks by saying Russia wants "good relations " including, by the way, those with whom we have not been getting along lately, to put it mildly. Russian officials have long believed that the United States is conducting its own 'influence campaigns' to undermine Russia, weaken President Vladimir Putin, and install Western-friendly regimes in the states of the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. It would be interesting to read the Russian counterpart assessment of the threats they face.
Some Comments in the Light of the Afghanistan Withdrawal
The Graveyard of EmpiresBefore going further, we do have to visit the old saying about Afghanistan: "It is the graveyard of Empires." (At the beginning of the Taliban military expansion in the early 2000s Iran provided aid to U.S. forces, on its porous Eastern border with Afghanistan. This came to an end when the Bush Administration went full-bore against Iran with the "Axis of Evil" speech.) As it happens, one of the reasons that it is the Graveyard of Empires is that Afghanistan is a very complex country and always has been. (Afghanistan borders on several of the Central Asian nations --- e.g., Turkmenistan, Tajikstan, that had been part of the Russian Empire and under the Soviet Union were "Constituent Republics.")
How to Raise Trillions Without Hiking Taxes on Working Americans
We need to fund infrastructure projects and build affordable housing while transitioning our energy system away from fossil fuels toward energy efficiency and renewable energy. Finally, if we are going to be able to compete in a global economy, we need to have the best educated workforce in the world. That means we must make public colleges and universities tuition free and debt free for working families. But paying to fix these problems should not fall on the shoulders of working Americans who already pay the bulk of this nation's taxes. The good news is that we are living in the wealthiest country in the history of the world.
How 1.5 Became the Key to Climate Progress
Even though the temperature had risen less than one degree Celsius, we were already seeing extensive Arctic ice melt, for instance. This is affecting the very stability of global climate regulators. Under international law, the central Arctic Ocean is part of the "high seas," because it lies outside the jurisdiction of any nation. The Russians' submission is the most ambitious and contentious, extending all the way to the North Pole and across the central Arctic Ocean. We must pause the mad rush to exploit a very fragile and essential global climate regulator, in order for science to catch up and emission cuts to kick in.
Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed as COVID Cases Soar in “Modi-Made Disaster”
“It is an apocalyptic situation in India right now,” says journalist Rana Ayyub. AMY GOODMAN: India is in a state of crisis as COVID cases surge and hospitals run out of oxygen. Despite this, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has continued to hold large campaign rallies. There’s not a single critical report on the Kumbh Mela, which was sanctioned by the prime minister. The prime minister has still to hold a single press conference to take a single question from the Indian media.
Biden Opens Climate Summit With Pledge to Cut US Emissions in Half by 2030
Part of the Series Covering Climate NowThis story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. President Joe Biden on Thursday has pledged to cut carbon emissions from the U.S. to half of what they were in 2005 by the end of this decade. His announcement came on the first day of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden. Climate Action Network, calls on Biden to cut domestic emissions by 70 percent of what they were in 2005. Meanwhile, before the pandemic hit, oil and gas production was soaring, which Biden has done little to address, climate advocates say.
Big Pharma’s Shareholder Payouts Are Enough to Fund Vaccines for All of Africa
That’s according to an analysis released Thursday morning by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of advocacy organizations campaigning to end massive inequities in the distribution of life-saving coronavirus vaccines. Johnson & Johnson, which received $1.5 billion in public money, paid out $10.5 billion in dividends. “This is clearer now more than ever.”These vaccines were funded by public money and are desperately needed worldwide if we are to end this pandemic. “This is a public health emergency, not a private profit opportunity,” Marriott said. We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine.”“Instead of creating new vaccine billionaires,” Marriott added, “we need to be vaccinating billions in developing countries.”This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license.
To Survive Next Pandemic, We Must Not Forget COVID Like We Forgot the 1918 Flu
The pandemic had by then killed more Americans than had died in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined — and it wasn’t done with us yet. Every November 11th, on Veterans Day, our world still remembers and celebrates the moment World War I officially ended. “Collectively, we obviously wrongly shared a feeling that Americans would be fine,” Lincoln said of the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the circumstances, it’s important that we not drop this pandemic from memory as we did the 1918 one. My inner misanthrope says no, but certainly the odds improve if we don’t delete this pandemic from history like the last one.
Big Pharma's 'Appalling' $26 Billion in Shareholder Payouts Could Fund Vaccines for All of Africa: Report
Johnson & Johnson, which received $1.5 billion in public money, paid out $10.5 billion in dividends. We need a people's vaccine, not a profit vaccine." "It is appalling that Big Pharma is making huge payouts to wealthy shareholders in the face of this global health emergency." "This is a public health emergency, not a private profit opportunity," Marriott said. We need a people's vaccine, not a profit vaccine."
Natural Gas Can’t Help Curb Climate Change
(CSIRO / Wikimedia Commons)Natural gas will have to be phased out along with coal if the world is to be kept safe from dangerous climate change. CAT’s members are Climate Analytics, Ecofys and NewClimate Institute, with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research as a collaborator. For example, utilisation rates of US natural gas infrastructure are at 54%, and are even lower in Europe, at 25%. The report sees a dwindling role for natural gas towards the middle of the century because of increasing competition from renewables that continue to get cheaper. “Natural gas is often perceived as a ‘clean’ source of energy that complements variable renewable technologies.
Haki Madhubuti Pt. 2: Liberation Narratives
In Part 2 of their conversation, @HakiMadhubuti and the professors continue their conversation answering the question: “How can we best pass on the legacy of institution building?” Tune in for Professor Madhubuti’s answer, as well as his reading of his poem “Liberation Narratives.”A leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement, Haki R. Madhubuti (pronounced Mad-hu-boo-tee)—publisher, editor, and educator—has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition. He has published more than 31 books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and is one of the world’s best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction. His book “Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous? The AfricanAmerican Family in Transition” has sold more than one million copies. Links:Third World Press Twitter: https://twitter.com/thirdworldpress?s=20Twitter: https://twitter.com/HakiMadhubuti?s=20Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HakiMadhubuti/Website: https://thirdworldpressfoundation.org/
Reject Greenwashing. At This Point, Only an Ecological Revolution Will Do.
It’s a bleak sort of Earth Day today. There has never been an Earth Day like this. How, then, do we look on Earth Day in this grim context? Please take this Earth Day and do likewise. Knowing this, it’s time to reject greenwashing and false promises from the powerful when they are proffered.
72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes to Press Biden to Revive Crude Oil Export Ban
“It’s got nothing to do with the well-being of this country; it’s sending crude fossil fuel over to other countries.”“It’s got nothing to do with the well-being of this country; it’s sending crude fossil fuel over to other countries,” Wilson tells Truthout. It really is a mess, and they’re trying to expedite it.”Congress’s reversal of the 40-year-old crude oil export ban in 2015 has enabled a massive fracking boom in Texas’s methane-blasting Permian Basin oil fields and elsewhere, driving an expansion of oil export infrastructure projects. Since the ban was lifted in 2015, fossil fuel exports have skyrocketed, increasing 750 percent, according to an analysis by Greenpeace USA and Oil Change International. Banning U.S. public financing for overseas fossil fuel projects and exports of U.S. crude oil overseas, they say, is low-hanging fruit. Everything is incremental.”The president could ban fossil fuel exports immediately by declaring a national climate emergency.
We Are Fighting for a World Where Ma’Khia Bryant Would Have Lived
As many were celebrating the Minneapolis jury’s decision to convict Derek Chauvin for his murder of George Floyd while others insisted that a conviction would not build a more just world, Ma’Khia died in a local hospital. Two weeks before Hill’s killing, Columbus police killed 23-year-old Casey Goodson, Jr. as he returned home from running family errands. But that’s not what policing offers Black girls like Ma’Khia. We are fighting to build a world where Ma’Khia’s needs, and the needs of the girls around her, are met. We are fighting for a world in which Ma’Khia could still be making TikTok videos and showing off her hair-styling techniques.
California’s Wildfire Season Looms. Regenerative Agriculture Could Offer Hope.
She wonders if her embrace of regenerative farming — a set of practices that restore soil health by mimicking natural processes — may have helped. Before doing so, she had concentrated her efforts on taking care of the animals, trees and plants on her farm. Markegard says the benefits of the approach are visible, even to the untrained eye, during wildfire season. But only so much is in the realm of control of a single farm or land trust, since lightning could strike anywhere. We know that animal impact can make a huge difference in clearing out old debris and oxidized material,” Koefoed said.
Nearly 100 House Democrats Send Letter to Schumer Demanding End to Filibuster
Representatives Cori Bush (D-Missouri) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) are leading an effort with nearly 100 of their fellow House members to end the Senate filibuster. The lawmakers join many progressive and Democratic advocates in saying that the filibuster is a roadblock to progress. In fact, lawmakers got rid of the House’s filibuster 130 years ago because it was preventing progress. The Senate filibuster, as the lawmakers point out, is a relic of the Jim Crow era and has a history of being used to block civil rights. It’s voting rights or the filibuster.
House Passes Bill to Grant DC Statehood With Zero Republican Votes
On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make Washington, D.C., the 51st state. Republicans are staunchly opposed to granting D.C. statehood, fearing that the Democratic-leaning area would give Democrats more votes in Congress. If the filibuster is abolished, as progressive activists, Senate Democrats and House Democrats are pushing for, statehood for D.C. could very well become a reality. “Today, every member of the House of Representatives who voted in favor of DC statehood made the decision to believe in a stronger, more inclusive Democracy.”The last time the House passed a bill granting D.C. statehood was in 2020 when it also passed along party-line votes with no Republicans in favor. “The House just passed D.C. statehood.
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Green New Deal Is Essential for Human Survival
It’s true that, according to the IEA’s model, emissions level will not increase any further from now until 2040. This needs to be recognized as a minimal ethical requirement, since high-income countries are almost entirely responsible for having created the climate crisis in the first place. Bob, certain studies seem to indicate that the climate crisis won’t be stopped even if we reduced greenhouse gas emissions to zero. I am compelled therefore to ask you this: Is the climate crisis a race we can actually win? All of these impacts will also help break the grip that neoliberalism has maintained over the global economy over the past 40 years.
The Top 11 Weekender Bags For When You Can Actually Leave the House
Once you're finally allowed to leave your house, don't you think you should do it in style? Instead of schlepping around a worn-out duffel bag, upgrade your travel aesthetic with a chic carryall that says "I'm an adult"—even if your weekend is filled with questionable decisions. We're currently eyeing a canary yellow carry-on, a retro-inspired carryall, and more bags worthy of a long weekend. Set up your OOO auto-reply and shop our roundup of 11 travel bags, here.
Marcus Rashford and Tom Kerridge are collaborating on a new family cooking show
Tom Kerridge has an exciting new family cooking show with football star and child food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford. And he's stayed raising awareness, joining campaigns and putting his weight behind the issue of child food poverty since. Tom will be teaching and Marcus will be learning along. Tom shared in the trailer the staggering figure that 2.3 Million children experienced food poverty in the UK between March and August 2020. Teasing the project earlier in the week, Tom shared a smiling picture of the pair on the pitch, revealing the name of the project ,'Full Time', and the tagline; 'Get cooking with Marcus and Tom.'
Lorraine Kelly tells fans and followers she can't cook and reveals her modest speciality
Lorraine Kelly has revealed to fans and followers on Instagram that she can't actually cook, so don't expect to see her on Celebrity Bake-Off or Masterchef any time soon! While food lover Lorraine is always up for trying what chefs cook up on her show, she admits that she's much of a cook herself. At least if Lorraine ever gets stuck alone with no other way to get food, she'll be able to cook three meals a day? And don't worry about the cooking Lorraine; you can't be brilliant at everything. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Lorraine Kelly’s Finery London midi-skirt in stock at M&S
Lorraine Kelly shared a peek of her look at outfit ahead of today’s (21 April) episode of her ITV Daytime show Lorraine. The presenter revealed a pleated midi-skirt in a bright, fresh green shade which is light, floaty and perfect for Spring afternoons. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. The skirt is by Finery London and is available to buy at M&S for £79. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Aldi’s Gin Comes In A Biscoff-Inspired Flavour
Aldi has a new addition to its shelves that you're sure to love – a salted caramel cupcake liqueur. Described as tasting like a “boozy Biscoff cupcake”, the tasty liqueur is available from today, and a bottle will set you back just £8.99. Aldi says Infusionist Salted Caramel Cupcake Gin Liqueur is best enjoyed either neat, or as a fancy addition to classic cocktails such as an Espresso Martinis. Now we know about Aldi’s Infusionist Salted Caramel Cupcake Gin Liqueur, we’re practically running out the door to get to Aldi before everyone buys every bottle in store. Tell me you’re not interested in a chocolate spread that’s basically a white version of Nutella and Biscoff and we’ll call you a liar.
Susanna Reid’s long sleeved LK Bennett dress is half price now
Susanna Reid shared a look at her outfit ahead of today’s appearance on Good Morning Britain (22 April). The dress is by British brand LK Bennett London and it is currently half price, reduced from £250 to £125. This reduction brings the dress into a much more affordable price bracket while still providing that luxe look. Singer Burgundy Pleated Georgette Dress LK Bennett lkbennett.com £125.00 BUY NOWSusanna frequently shares her outfit choices ahead of TV appearances on her Instagram account. Earlier this week, Susanna welcomed in the summer in a gorgeous orange dress by Helen McAlinden at John Lewis.
Judi Love shared the sad news of her father's passing with a beautiful photo
Comedian and presenter Judi Love shared the sad news of her father's passing on Wednesday (21 April) with a touching photograph posted on her Instagram page. The lovely Brenda Edwards told her good friend: "Judi you are a bright shining star, I admire your strength at this very hard time. I’m so sorry for your loss anything you need I’m here beautiful lady ??????"While Ruth Langsford commented: "So sorry Judi...condolences to you and your family. Sending you the biggest hug ??"And Jane Moore left a simple and heartfelt: "So sorry Judi. Sending you love and hugs xx"It's lovely seeing the ladies pulling together at this tough time for Judi.
GMB's Kate Garraway shares sweet moment with husband Derek
Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway has opened up about a sweet moment she shared recently with husband Derek Draper, now that he has returned home. 'It's been wonderful having Derek home...There have been lots of little positives. '@Kategarraway shares an update on husband Derek Draper as she recalls the moment he made a comment about her new dress. She also spoke about how "wonderful" it is having him back with the family after such a long time apart. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Princess Anne visits three hospitals thank NHS staff
Princess Anne visited three hospitals in Gloucestershire yesterday (20 April) to meet and thank NHS workers, as well as open a memorial garden. The Princess Royal visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Wotton Lawn Hospital and Cheltenham General Hospital and opened a garden filled with “hundreds of wire dandelions, in memory of each patient,” who had tragically lost their life during the pandemic. The Royal Family’s official Instagram account shared a selection of photographs of the visit showing Princess Anne smiling warmly as she chatted with NHS staff and visited the memorial garden. Members of the public who commented on the post recognised Princess Anne’s hard work, particularly given her recent personal loss. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Man Dies by Wife's Side a Year After They Married in High School Following Terminal Cancer Diagnosis
Chase Smith married his high school sweetheart, Sadie (Mills) Smith, in April 2020 after finding out that his Ewing's sarcoma had returned. Chase Smith — the Indianapolis man who married his high school sweetheart, Sadie (Mills) Smith, just days after learning he had three to five months to live due a rare type of cancer — has tragically died at the age of 19. "God gave Chase the strength to say his last words to me," Sadie told the outlet. It was more of just a wake-up call that, 'Hey, God wants you two together,' " Chase told the outlet at the time. "What was cool about that was whenever we were first talking about getting married, Chase brought it up and I already knew what he was gonna say," Sadie added.
Wow, Cher Really Saved That Lonely Elephant
Kaavan is his name, and he was the only Asian elephant in all of Pakistan until the fall of 2020. He now lives at an animal sanctuary elsewhere on the continent thanks, in part, to Cher. It’s all part of a documentary, Cher & the Loneliest Elephant, which will be released on Thursday, April 22 on Paramount+. “I never actually intended to [get involved], I just got swept up in it because the kids on my Twitter feed started sending me these pictures and it was all ‘free Kaavan, free Kaavan,’” Cher explained, according to the Daily Mail. I can see how it might be easy to give Cher the greenlight to go ahead despite a pandemic and whatever else.
Decades in the Making, the European Super League Lasted 48 Hours
Within 48 hours, some of the Super League clubs’ leaders seemed to recognize a boundary on their appetites. The Super League, its officials admitted on Tuesday night, was done. In its short existence, the Super League managed to look both ruthlessly calculated and slapdash. “I am delighted to welcome City back to the European football family,” Ceferin said shortly after Manchester City announced that it was withdrawing from the Super League. On Wednesday, complaints about European soccer’s ruling hierarchy, Super League or not, continued.
Going Greener: The V.F. Guide to More Sustainable Living
Striving for a more sustainable lifestyle can feel overwhelming, but the cliché is true: small steps can make a big difference. In honour of Earth Day on April 22, we’ve called on some of our trusted partners to find easy swaps for conscientious shoppers, from glorious Greek honey to biodegradable phone cases. The classic, flattering styles will last for years to come, and each is made from 78 per cent recycled nylon to minimise energy use and landfill. Designer Exchange@webuydesignerSometimes, a brand comes along that so effortlessly incorporates a sustainable outlook that you know it’s in the founders’ DNA. Nikkitas@nikkitas_spartaBillions of phone cases are sold every year, and almost all contribute to the most problematic waste: plastic.
In Shocking Turn of Events, Tucker Carlson and Marjorie Taylor Greene Aren’t Happy With Chauvin Verdict
After weeks of grueling, emotional testimony, a jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd, an all-too-rare showing of accountability to which the nation reacted with palpable, if fleeting, relief. The case against Chauvin was particularly damning given the killing was captured in broad daylight on a 17-year-old bystander’s cell phone, without which the former officer may have gotten off. Yet despite the indisputable evidence, as well as testimony from fellow police officers who decried Chauvin’s use of force, Fox News host Tucker Carlson had a different message for viewers, as he argued Tuesday’s conviction “was never in doubt” following “nearly a year of burning and looting and murder by BLM” to achieve the guilty verdict. Republicans who excused former President Donald Trump’s role in the deadly Capitol attack distorted Waters’ call for activists to “get more confrontational” in the case of an acquittal, claiming the California Democrat was inciting violence and threatening the jury. Get your tickets to Vanity Fair’s Cocktail Hour, Live!
The Art of Al Fresco
After a year at home, it’s not just lockdown emergence outfits and haircuts that are being agonised over. We spoke to some of our favourite interior designers and stylists about how to create the perfect tablescape for an al fresco lunch or supper for six and the items that will be on their tables this summer. Gloria Gonzalez ( @ByGloriaGonzalez ) is an interior designer and blogger with an eclectic, sophisticated style. I have a set of vintage forks with my initials that a friend of mine found at Portobello Market, and they always add that personal touch to my tables.”Keep it Natural“An al fresco tablescape gives you the opportunity to be more playful, creative and relaxed than any other kind of setting. is an artist and interior designer with an eccentric, romantic aesthetic inspired by mid-century architecture and often punctuated with bright colours.
After Derek Chauvin’s Conviction, What’s Next for Police Reform?
Just before the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial was handed down in a Minneapolis courtroom, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio shot and killed a Black 16-year-old named Ma’Khia Bryant. This is not alright, it’s not okay, and it can’t continue on.”Floyd’s murder last May prompted a national reckoning over systemic racism and policing. That last part is crucial: the Chauvin conviction can’t be the end of the movement that intensified last summer. As CNN’s Van Jones suggested Tuesday, that could include bans on choke-holds and the establishment of a registry for convicted cops. Even the reforms backed by many Democrats stop short of defunding or doing away with the current policing system, as many activists demand.
Stylist Spotlight: Law Roach Just Wants People to See His Clients as Having Great Style
Law Roach, one of the most influential stylists working today, has always admired women with everything that they do and everything they are. It’s really the same.”And even though he’s bringing his sense of style to his clients, Roach doesn’t want all the credit. “I want people to look at them and say they have really great style. We asked for his five essential elements for creating a statement look, Roach selected confidence (“It’s not the clothes— it’s the girl and the way you make her feel. That is the power, that is the talent.”), tailoring, shoes, great hair, and great makeup.
Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Finds Joy in Dolly Parton and “Sexy” Sashimi
“My mother prepared for our reunions in her own way, marinating short rib two days before my arrival,” Michelle Zauner writes in Crying in H Mart, her memoir out this week. Crying in H Mart, whose namesake opening chapter was published in the New Yorker in 2018, has dovetailing arcs. One is her mother’s declining health (she died of pancreatic cancer in 2014, leaving Zauner her dedicated kimchi refrigerator). Courtesy of Michelle Zauner. Saturday, April 39 a.m.: I used to shower every day, but I’ve been trying to shower less frequently for my hair health.
The New Documentary That Reveals the Queen as CEO As One of the World’s Most Successful Brands
As the royal family mourns the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, a new documentary premiering on True Royalty TV reveals his role, alongside the Queen, in growing the British royal family into one of the world’s most successful, and biggest brands. The research also argues that she has grown the royal family into the world’s fifth biggest “corporate brand,” ahead of multinationals including Coca-Cola, Nike, and Microsoft. Elizabeth at 95: The Invincible Queen uncovers how the Queen and Prince Philip acted when necessary to protect the Windsor brand at virtually all costs. David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance, tells the program, “The Royal Family refers to itself as ‘The Firm’. That puts it as the most valuable UK brand.
Stacey Abrams Has a New Novel. Read an Excerpt of While Justice Sleeps Here
His brain died at 11:47 p.m. At nine o’clock on Sunday night, Supreme Court justice Howard Wynn shifted testily in his favorite leather chair, the high-backed Chesterfield purportedly commissioned by Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The game in progress was with a man he’d never met who lived half a world away. “Justice Wynn? Yanking his hand free from his pocket, Justice Wynn stopped in front of Stokes and extended his right hand. “They call Justice Wynn the ‘Voice of the People,’ but now everyone is wondering if he’s the one hearing voices.
“A Lot of Training Is Focused on ‘Us Versus Them’”: How the White Nationalist Rot Has Seeped Into the U.S. Military
In the aftermath of the January 6 Capitol attack by supporters of Donald Trump, The Washington Post uncovered an alarming pattern. Of the nearly 380 rioters who have been federally charged, at least 44 are current or former military members, according to service records. The relationship between the U.S. military and extremism has been well documented. In 2017, a number of former service members were reportedly linked to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesperson, did acknowledge that extremist groups can be “waiting on the other side to recruit” veterans once they leave the military.
Chadwick Boseman’s Best and Boldest Roles
At this Sunday’s Academy Awards, all signs point to the late Chadwick Boseman winning the statuette for best actor. Boseman, a cultural icon who embodied heroes like Black Panther, has already picked up a slew of posthumous awards for his turn as Levee, an ambitious, but tortured cornet player, in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. So it was no surprise when Boseman, who died last August of colon cancer, notched a posthumous Oscar nod for the film, directed by Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, and adapted from August Wilson’s classic play. Ahead of this Sunday’s ceremony, where Boseman is competing against Anthony Hopkins, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun, and Gary Oldman, let’s take a look back at his impressive career and reminisce about some of his best and most beloved roles.
Carey Mulligan’s Greatest Roles, From Doctor Who to Promising Young Woman
Since she was a teenager, Carey Mulligan has been turning in effortlessly effective performances. An underrated and pliable leading lady, she can play ingenue as easily as she can gruff—and every flavor in between. Perhaps it took a film like Promising Young Woman, which lets Mulligan do it all at once, for her to get this close to Oscar gold. She’s a front-runner in the best-actress category heading into this Sunday’s ceremony…and after taking a tour of her acting history, it’s not hard to see why.
Oscars 2021 Cheat Sheet: Your Guide to Each Best-Picture Nominee’s Stars and Scandals
For perhaps the first time ever, each of the eight best-picture nominees is available to stream before the ceremony airs, from the comfort of your own couch. That means viewers will head into Sunday night’s awards with ballots in hand, well versed in the crop of Oscar hopefuls…ideally. Enter Vanity Fair’s Oscars cheat sheet, a debriefing of everything you need to know about all the 2021 best-picture nominees. If either actor wins in their respective categories, a best-picture victory could be next. It’s shattering stuff.”How to Watch: Released in early 2021, The Father is now available to rent on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray for $19.99.
New on Netflix: The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming in May
The next project in Ryan Murphy’s blockbuster deal with Netflix arrives this month: a biographical series about famed designer Roy Halston starring Ewan McGregor. Also on the horizon is a third season of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, which returns after a four-year hiatus amid sexual misconduct allegations made against the show’s creator and star. The title of most anticipated movie of the month belongs to The Woman in the Window, an adaptation of A.J. Back to the Future trilogy (May 1): Marty McFly has transported himself back to Netflix. The Woman in the Window (May 14): Amy Adams is on another mission to bag her first Oscar.
Thank Goodness, LeVar Burton Is Finally Hosting Jeopardy!
superfan LeVar Burton has been tapped for a two-week guest-hosting run on ABC’s long-running trivia show, which will air sometime this summer. Since the death of daytime television icon Alex Trebek in November of last year, Jeopardy! has been rotating guest hosts—with two-week stints from former news anchor Katie Couric, Dr. Oz, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and current guest host Anderson Cooper. Over 240,000 people have signed a change.org petition calling for the former Reading Rainbow host to become the next permanent host of Jeopardy!. Perhaps he’ll follow the reading rainbow all the way from guest host to permanent host.
5 Things To Know About Riccardo Tisci’s Feminine FW21 Burberry Show
Riccardo Tisci wanted his fall/winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry “to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy”. As the light in the end of the Covid tunnel flickers into sight, Tisci saw that sentiment aligning with the figure of Mother Nature. “And Mother Nature is what gives us life. ShyGirl became Mother NatureThe preface to the runway depicted London musician ShyGirl performing as Mother Nature, reciting a spoken word performance while representing her embodiment (dressed, of course, in a custom Burberry corset). Read Next: 5 Things To Know About Michael Kors’s 40th Anniversary FW21 ShowOriginally published on Vogue.co.uk
Ramadan Treats: Let This Silky Chickpea and Lamb Soup Be the First Thing You Have at Iftar
During the holy month of Ramadan in North Africa, this silky textured soup is the first dish with which the fast is broken. Although not essential, the flour is to create a sort of starter, which lends it the silkier finish. Silky chickpea and lamb soupServes 4Preparation time: 30 minutes, plus preparing the starter, and soaking the chickpeas. Increase the heat to medium, add the lamb and any loose spices, and sear for three minutes on each side. Remove the lamb from the pan and cut away the meat into small bite-sized pieces, then return the meat to the pan with the bone.
Netflix Producing a Film on Syrian Refugees Turned Olympians Yusra and Sarah Mardini
Production has begun on a new Netflix film based on the true story of Yusra and Sarah Mardini, the Syrian refugees turned Olympic swimmers. Titled The Swimmers, the film is being created by the streaming giant with Egyptian-Welsh director and screenwriter Sally El Hosaini. The Swimmers depicts the journey of the Mardini sisters, who almost drowned as they left their home country Syria to flee war. In 2016, Yusra Mardini competed in swimming events at the 2016 Olympics as part of the Refugee Olympic Team. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Yusra Mardini (@yusramardini)Playing the two heroic sisters in the film are also two Lebanese sisters, Manal and Nathalie Issa.
Reni Eddo-Lodge Is Among The Young Black Trailblazers Spotlighted In An Upcoming Documentary
“I felt compelled to make this documentary,” director Simon Frederick tells British Vogue. He’s talking about his new four-part series with YouTube Originals, which he named The Outsiders?, because “Black people are the ultimate racial other”. Frederick wanted to make something that “celebrates globally the innovation, cultural expression and flair of a generation of young Black People, in a way that reflects the mood of the times”, he says. Set to air later this year, the thought-provoking series features young Black trailblazers such as Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, the best-selling author Reni Eddo-Lodge, British Vogue’s publishing director Vanessa Kingori, singer Celeste, radio and TV presenter Clara Amfo, and many more. Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock joins a stellar line-up of other Black creatives featured in the documentary, too.
Another Plant-Based Milk Is Coming To Dethrone Oatly
But the rumblings started: wait, with added oil and sugar, is oat milk actually good for you? Enter pistachio milk. Yet, as pistachio milk slowly creeps into the corners of trendy coffee shops and grocery stores, it does feel like the time is nigh for this new, nutty contender. In 2015, Roxana Saidi was in Paris when she had a hankering for an almond milk latte. Since this was 2015 and, well, Paris, she couldn’t get an almond milk latte.
How Shygirl Became The Centrepiece Of Burberry’s AW21 Presentation
When you are your most authentic self, that's when you connect the most with people – you can't connect if you're trying to be something that you're not. I think everyone can identify with self-discovery and expression, whether or not they agree entirely with your brand of expression. It gave me new challenges.”How does one discover their true self – and is it exposing to express that creatively? I’m so glad that it was through something that I made, rather than seeing me on Instagram or whatever. Being comfortable isn't necessarily dressing in a tracksuit all the time – it could be something really sexy or revealing.
Are Kendall & Kylie Done With The Standard-Issue Selfie?
That is if Kendall and Kylie’s latest Instagram posts are anything to go by. Kylie went first, sharing a photograph of herself posing under a photograph of herself that hangs in her Hidden Hills home. How Bella, Kendall & Dua Are Styling Their Spring Wardrobe MVP Gallery 9 Photos View GalleryJust a few hours later, Kendall followed suit, mirroring her younger sister’s pose in a series of photographs shared in support of Burberry’s latest collection reveal. Kendall wore a leather iteration of the British brand’s classic trench, which she styled with slick straight hair and a chunky choker. Much like her sister, Kendall crouched low in a fashion take on the squat.
Welcome To Harry Styles’s Gucci Talk Show
With James Cordon drawing on his experience as host of The Late, Late Show, Gucci guests, including Diane Keaton, Serena Williams and Awkwafina, put the brands Beloved accessories front and centre of the TV frame. Harry reclines in his maximalist Gucci uniform with his favourite Jackie 1961 bag by his side. On the other side of the couch, Sienna holds court against Cordon’s quips with her own Gucci Jackie 1961 in the brand’s GG Supreme canvas. While Williams and Awkwafina both employ GG Marmont bags to bring polish to their energising Gucci florals. From vintage-look styles to the modern-day house classics, tune in and bag one of Gucci’s Beloved Lines at Gucci.com.
Annie Doble Is Who Kate Moss Turns To For A Vintage Party Dress
Annie Doble counts supermodel Kate Moss as a customer. Doble can trace her passion for fashion, and specifically vintage, back to childhood. It became her biggest drive, and the inspiration behind the first vintage boutique she opened aged just 25. It’s what excites me.”She started out selling clothes on eBay before moving onto running a vintage stall at Spitalfields Market aged 17. She recalls clients who sailed their yachts to Ibiza for the express purpose of visiting her store.
Combats Are Back And You Can’t Fight It, Here’s Your Way In
Marc PiaseckiThe model wore her low-slung Dickies carpenter pants with a sheer printed tee from her own label, Inamorata, and New Balance trainers. The contrasting stitching on the stiff, durable denim with hammer loop and ruler pockets nodded to the utility look without going full throttle into cargo pant territory. Similarly, Bella owns Brandy Melville carpenter jeans, Aimé Leon Dore painter’s pants and Phipps dad trousers, which all connote that schleppy, throw-on vibe, sans the excessive pockets. EmRata wearing Dickies carpenter pants, an Inamorata top and New Balance trainers. There was nothing pedestrian about her low-key LA look, which somehow made XXL pockets look, dare we say, sexy.
This TikTok Concealer Trick Is A Game Changer For A Fresher, More Lifted Look
“Any hack that can lift the appearance of the skin is worth investigating,” make-up artist Erin Parsons tells me of the TikTok method. For optimal application, particularly around the outer corners, she recommends using a precise concealer brush to help create even, upward strokes, adding that a Beautyblender can help “seamlessly melt” the concealer into the skin as you’re blending. “Powder takes away the natural sheen, which helps to further lift and highlight the face. I’ve come to find that when executed nimbly, the face lift concealer hack is one that’s not only ultra-flattering in giving the face a more lifted and defined look, but is also a sneaky trick for more of a no-make-up make-up effect. Consider the pro-approved TikTok concealer strategy an easy, high-reward approach for a perfected visage — the 2021 way.
See Gigi Hadid Channel Marilyn Monroe With This Hair Experiment
Blink, and you might just mistake Gigi Hadid for Marilyn Monroe. Instagram: @GigihadidIt turns out that the new hair look is actually a wig, with Hadid admitting she enjoyed having “fun” on set with her hairstylist Panos Papandrianos, who himself posted about the two experimenting with wigs while shooting with Maybelline, for whom Hadid is a face. Proving she can get away with any hair colour or length, Hadid’s natural style (beneath the wig) is currently ultra long and dyed that copper hue that has been trending all through lockdown. Hadid with a faux bob at the American Music Awards in 2015. Jason Merritt/TERMWhile she has never cut her hair into a bob, she did previously experiment with the look, wearing a “faux bob” to an awards ceremony in Los Angeles in 2015.
Gigi Hadid Turns Burberry Bunny, As Kendall, Naomi & Irina Join Her On The Virtual Front Row
As an early adopter of social media to further his agenda, Riccardo Tisci was well-equipped to push the boundaries of the virtual front row for his Burberry womenswear autumn/winter 2021 show. The creative director shipped his latest designs, which riff on the themes of modern femininity and mother nature, to best friends Naomi Campbell, Irina Shayk, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. It was the latter supermodel who sported the most literal interpretation of Tisci’s references to the great outdoors. Hadid captured herself looking enviably snug in a baby pink (faux) furry jacket complete with bunny ears on the hood. While her fellow models showed off Tisci’s seasonal updates on bold Burberry tailoring – which “twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression”, according to the autumn/winter 2021 press release – Gigi showed a softer side to his vision.
“We Must Act Now”: This Stella McCartney Capsule Supports Greenpeace’s Efforts To Save The Amazon
“It is a huge honour to partner with Stella McCartney, a pioneering brand who have championed sustainability long before it was a fashion industry buzzword. “We are a world in crisis and for the Amazon, and the indigenous communities dedicating their lives to protecting it, the stakes have never been higher. In protecting the Amazon and supporting indigenous peoples, we are fuelling our own protection. Now more than ever, they need our support.”Nina Gualinga, Ecuadorian environmental and indigenous rights activist:@Ninagualinga“Defending the Amazon rainforest is about defending life itself. The Amazon is the largest, most biodiverse, tropical rainforest in the world, and the heart pump of our global weather system.
Diane Keaton Dishes On Talk Show Style & Modelling For Gucci
Diane Keaton is a talk show veteran. It’s no wonder, then, that Gucci has tapped her for a new talk show-inspired campaign for Gucci Beloved. “I must also say that working with James Corden was a delight. It’s not fair.”Starring in Gucci’s faux talk show was an easier task than partaking in the real deal, says Keaton. “David Letterman always wanted to talk about what I wear,” recalls Keaton.
5 Things To Know About Riccardo Tisci’s Feminine AW21 Burberry Show
“Growing up, my mother taught us to never take any shit from anyone – and that’s probably why my woman is so powerful. “It was very emotional: they were crying, I was crying. But all of them were attracted to something very powerful [in the collection]. And when I say powerful, I don’t mean maximal or minimal – because in minimalism, there is power. What I mean is power in how it reveals a woman – not her skin, but her femininity.”
After Derek Chauvin’s Conviction, Gratitude for Darnella Frazier
Tuesday’s verdict made official in the eyes of law what people saw last May: Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of killing George Floyd. After the jury’s decision and the complex mix of emotions it brought, thoughts quickly turned to Frazier, a child who witnessed Floyd’s death firsthand. He murdered a man in broad daylight and we are here today because a brave Black girl named Darnella Frazier kept taping despite threats from the cops on the scene,” author Mikel Jollett tweeted. Frazier has spoken about the devastating impact of Floyd’s death, testifying that she has suffered from anxiety. As New York Times editor Jazmine Hughes put it: “We got here because of Darnella Frazier...
Alexander McQueen’s New Curve Is The Bucket Bag To Know
Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton has designed a tantalising new bag shape for the spring/summer 2021 season. Inspired by the house’s harness silhouette – a signature of the brand founded by the late Lee Alexander McQueen – the Curve style is a modern yet timeless It-bag contender. Courtesy of Alexander McQueenThe criss-crossed piped trims that decorate the moulded body of the bag allude to McQueen’s trademark harness. Courtesy of Alexander McQueenAli’s co-star Bukky Bakray was also asked to style McQueen’s Curve, and opted for the buttery tan hue. Alexander McQueen Curve bag, £1,090, available at Alexandermcqueen.com.
“What If We All Used Our Skills To Heal Our Ecosystems?” Cara Delevingne On Her New Planet-Saving Grassroots Initiative
Since then, Delevingne, 28, has been an avid campaigner for climate action and is launching a new grassroots charity to help restore our ecosystems called Initiative Earth. Here, she explains why simply asking the question “What if?” could help us all make a positive impact on our planet. If you imagine the planet and all the life that we cohabit with 20 years from now, what do you see? I also know that many don’t need to look to the future to feel terrified – their present is terrifying enough. It’s important for us to remember that all the solutions we need to address the climate and ecological crisis already exist.
Greenwashing, upcycling a další ekologické pojmy, které musíte znát
Greenwashing, upcycling a další ekologické pojmy, které musíte znát Emily Chan 22. Pokud jste informovaným zákazníkem, m?žete se vyhnout greenwashingu a ujistit se, že zna?ky, které si vybíráte, skute?n? p?ijímají opat?ení pot?ebná k ochran? planety a podporují ty, kte?í vyráb?jí naše oble?ení. Proto stále více zna?ek za?íná s uhlíkovou kompenzací: investují do projekt? zam??ených na snižování emisí, jako je nap?íklad obnova les?. A?koli skupina Fashion Revolution každoro?n? sestavuje Index transparentnosti módy , musíme si uv?domit, že zna?ky, které jsou transparentn?jší, nemusí být nutn? udržiteln?jší. Aby zna?ka fungovala eticky, musí dodržovat práva zam?stnanc?, jako je maximální délka pracovní doby, bezpe?nost a ochrana zdraví, svoboda sdružování a spravedlivá mzda.
Chcete zachránit planetu? P?e?t?te si t?chto šest knih
Od No One Is Too Small To Make a Difference od Grety Thunberg po What Can I Do? : The Truth About Climate Change and How to Fix It here?ky Jane Fonda, p?inášíme seznam knih, které byste si m?li p?e?íst nejen na Den Zem?.
Patnáctý ro?ník cen Czech Grand Design má své vít?ze
Patnáctý ro?ník cen Czech Grand Design má své vít?ze tým VOGUE 22. 2021 Sdílet Zkopírovat odkazEduard Herrmann a Mat?j Coufal ve st?edu ve?er získali cenu Grand designér roku 2020. Slavnostní ceremoniál 15. ro?níku Cen Czech Grand Design, který v minulosti probíhal ze Stavovského divadla, se letos uskute?nil v digitální podob? bez host? i ocen?ných. Pro rok 2020 p?ijalo ?lenství 68 významných osobností z ?ad ?eských i zahrani?ních kurátor?, galerist?, šéfredaktor?, noviná?? a teoretik? designu. Nejlepší projekty jsou voleny ve t?íkolovém hlasování s ú?astí porot v odborných kategoriích.
Kate?ina Haring: Nejvíce táhnou dobré p?íklady
Kate?ina Haring: Nejvíce táhnou dobré p?íklady Vogue Leaders 21. Každá role s sebou nese n?co svého, osobního a každá z nás jí vtiskne svou jedine?nou stopu. Již rok žije každý z nás v jiné výzv?. Každému z nás se n?co zm?nilo, n?co, co pro nás byla svým zp?sobem jistota, co jsme mnohdy milovali tak, jak to bylo, a proto, co to bylo. Hledejme dobré p?íklady v r?zných odv?tvích, tak m?žeme ukázat, že na to máme, že jsme dobré a že to nejsou výjimky.
Dia da Mãe: 20 presentes para sempre
Nenhuma palavra poderá expressar com exatidão o poder, beleza e heroísmo do amor de uma mãe. Quer o reconheçamos conscientemente ou não, temos um cenário ideal de como seria a nossa relação com a nossa mãe agora que somos adultos. Mãe não é só mãe – é a minha mãe, é a sua mãe, é a nossa mãe. Porque o contrário de amor não é ódio, nem tão pouco raiva. Neste dia da mãe que se aproxima, faça as pazes com a sua e mime-a (quem sabe com uma das nossas sugestões acima).
Mango lança coleção para mulheres com apenas um peito
A Mango lança a primeira coleção, a nível mundial, de roupa interior e de banho para mulheres com apenas um peito. Segundo a Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro, o cancro da mama é um problema de saúde pública. Mulheres que optam pela prótese pós mastectomia e mulheres que decidem não usar uma prótese ou fazer uma reconstrução mamária. Foi por isso que a Mango criou uma nova coleção de lingerie e roupa de banho para mulheres com apenas um peito. O desenho versátil de todas as peças permite que cada uma se adapte tanto a mulheres com apenas um peito como a mulheres com prótese.
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6 interesting facts about Amitabh Bachchan’s Mumbai home, Jalsa, that every fan should know
Amitabh Bachchan’s two-storey bungalow in Mumbai’s Juhu neighbourhood is easily one of the most iconic Bollywood homes out there. You’ll also often spot Amitabh and Jaya’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda spending time here with her children, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda. Jalsa lies in close proximity to Amitabh Bachchan’s childhood homeLocated just 1km away from Jalsa is Bachchan’s first home, a bungalow named Prateeksha. Not only did he live there with father Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother Teji Bachchan, it was also where his son Abhishek Bachchan married Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Bollywood homes: Anushka Sharma, Kareena Kapoor Khan and more take you inside their serene balconies
Can your choice of clothes inspire you to work out?
As life continues through the pandemic, never before has active wear been more ubiquitous as it's now. So, yes, owning good gym clothes is a crucial step towards meeting your fitness goals. Her personal trick to stay disciplined is to get into her active wear in the morning when she's getting ready for her day. "Clothes are empowering—when you buy a new dress, you're excited to go out and the same applies to active wear. So, the next time you're buying active wear, think of it as an investment—one that works as hard as you.
Can't create a perfect cat-eye? Janhvi Kapoor's subtle flick is perfect for you
The best wide-awake trick takes the form of a barely-there, abbreviated cat-eye that included a simple swoosh that acts as an instant eye-opener. Get the look: Janhvi Kapoor's kitten-eye and glossy pink lipsStart by strategically mattifying your skin and smooth on a matte primer on your forehead, nose and chin. Then, apply a liquid mousse foundation with your fingers, and start in the centre of your face where there is discolouration and redness. Using a flat shadow brush, apply a matte brown shade all the way from the lids to your brows. Follow along the lip line and work your way around the edges of the lips, and then fill in with a glossy pink shade.
Feeling sick even after taking a course of antibiotics? It could be thanks to an imbalanced gut microbiome
The key to having a healthy microbiome is making sure that good gut bacteria outnumber bad bacteria, but when you take a course of antibiotics when you're sick, it can upend this balance completely. A five-day course of some broad-spectrum antibiotics can wipe out as much as one-third of your gut bacteria,” explains nutritionist Suchita Mukerji. How to protect your gut bacteria while taking a course of antibiotics? Mukerji suggests taking a probiotic alongside your antibiotics, but spacing it out in order for both pills to do their jobs. Deleting these foods from your diet is an essential part of rehabbing your microbiome especially when you’re taking an antibiotic,” says Mukherji.
Diane Keaton dishes on her style, her experiences with talk shows, and her new Gucci campaign
It’s no wonder, then, that Gucci has tapped her for a new talk show-inspired campaign for Gucci Beloved. In the photos, she wears a tan suit, red beret, and Gucci’s monogram Horsebit 1955 bag—a very Keaton look. “Not only is Alessandro beyond talented and gorgeous, I love his vision and his gentle nature,” says Keaton of the campaign. It’s not fair.”Starring in Gucci’s faux talk show was an easier task than partaking in the real deal, says Keaton. It is my nature,” she says, adding that she’s developed a nervous habit on the talk shows.
Greta Thunberg tells us how we can tackle the climate crisis
Here, Thunberg explains why she wants our leaders to move beyond “big words and little action” when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. On Earth Day 2021, 22 April, at the Leaders’ Climate Summit led by US president Joe Biden, countries will present their new climate commitments, including net-zero by 2050. Their job is to fulfil the wishes of voters, and if voters are not demanding real climate action, then of course no real changes will happen. And the gap between our so-called climate targets and the overall, current best-available science should no longer be possible to ignore. These gaps of action, awareness and time are the biggest elephant that has ever found itself inside any room.
Here’s how OPPO’s Find X3 Pro dares to reach for infinity—and beyond
Its Find X3 Pro is the product of trailblazers who have come together in search of something greater. A passion for Space Age aesthetic has led to a bezel-less, borderless design, making the Find X3 Pro absolutely limitless. The Find X3 Pro’s sleek contours are warm and natural, leading to perfect balance and a singular strength—and beauty. OPPO’s Find X3 Pro is available at Lazada, Shoppee, M1, Starhub, and Singtel. More information about the Find X3 Pro or the #GreetingsFromSpace movement can be found on OPPO’s website or Instagram.
7 effortless ways to start your sustainable beauty journey this Earth Day
In the realm of beauty, there are dozens of swaps you can make effortlessly. Of the product packaging that we can recycle—like cardboard boxes, biodegradable bottles and glass jars—half (or more) of us don’t do so properly, or even at all. The list could go on, but some of the more common quartet would be cotton pads, cotton buds, make-up wipes and dental floss. It’s made of bamboo, which fast-growing grass with no need for fertiliser, and that comes coated in plant-based candelia wax. Swap to refillable optionsIt’s common sense to realise that the best way to live more eco-consciously is to simply consume less.
Safe skincare swaps to make when you’re pregnant or trying to conceive
Although Bakuchiol has been plugged as a pregnancy safe, plant-derived retinol, there are no large trials that ascertain this. If trying to conceive, Dr Sylvia Ramirez of Cutis Laser Clinics recommends using retinoids conservatively and only when you’re on your period. It boosts collagen production, helping to plump the skin.”Swap out salicylic acidSwap out: “Salicylic acid in high concentrations. Salicylic acid and aspirin are related in their chemical structures; and aspirin has been linked to fetal intracranial bleeding. However, there are also studies that suggest that the systemic absorption of topical salicylic acid is low,” says Dr Ho.
7 stylish statement couches to elevate your living room
Your statement couch need not be loud or garish—for 2021, look for subtle yet elevated design elements that will help your piece stand out. If you’re searching for the perfect hero piece for your own living room, turn to Vogue‘s edit of contemporary statement sofas that will instantly elevate any space. B&B Italia Camaleonda Sofa Space Furniture $ 37,610Little Petra VB2 sofa from &TraditionMade with Sahara Curly sheepskin and oiled walnut legs, the Little Petra sofa is adorable at first glance. Beyond making a style statement while effortlessly blending into any room, this is a couch that does not compromise comfort for design. Alfie 3-seater sofa Fortytwo $ 1,077.90Curve Back sofa from InfinitSometimes all you need to make a strong design statement is a hint of asymmetry.
4 activists of colour on why we need to stand up against environmental racism
For many people, racism and the climate crisis are two huge—but separate—global issues that urgently need addressing. Here, we speak to four activists of colour from around the world about their experiences of environmental racism, and why it’s so important that we all stand up against it. The fact that you would choose to listen to a white person on the same issue rather than a person of colour, to me, is environmental racism. That’s why we’re marching against environmental racism in New York to show people the issues are intersectional. “Everyone has to stand up against environmental racism, but not in a way where you’re fighting for someone, but rather fighting with us.
21 of Hailey Bieber’s most iconic street style looks over the past year
Fashion 21 of Hailey Bieber’s most iconic street style looks over the past year By Anoushka Gopaldas In honour of Hailey Bieber’s YouTube debut, we take a look at her top street style looks over the past year Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Messender TelegramHailey Bieber constantly makes headlines when it comes to fashion. You might remember her 7 Days, 7 Looks video with Vogue, which gave insight into her dressing routine. Thankfully, with the launch of Bieber’s YouTube channel discussing all things fashion, friendship and fame, we have a platform to keep us occupied 24/7. In honour of her YouTube debut, we have put together a look book of her most iconic street style moments over the past year. I love being comfortable, I love being sporty.”Take a look at how blazers transform a sweat set, masks add to an outfit, and how accessories are everything with Bieber’s top 21 street style looks over the past year.
10 bold looks from Burberry’s autumn/winter 2021
A bold interpretation of modern femininity, Riccardo Tisci‘s womenswear presentation for Burberry was characterised by fluid silhouettes that encouraged an unabashed freedom of expression. “This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength”, said Tisci. Burberry’s distinctive character and codes were galvanised as fresh symbols for the strong woman of today. By blurring the lines of modern femininity and masculinity, the autumn/winter 2021 collection proved that the two can coincide on the same runway. Watch the full Burberry autumn/winter 2021 womenswear presentation below:
9 stunning fashion show sets inspired by nature
Mother Nature has always been fertile ground for inspiration when it comes to fashion. But some designers go a step further by incorporating nature into not just their clothing designs, but also in their fashion show sets. To celebrate Earth Day, we take a look at nine of the most awe-inspiring fashion show sets in recent years that took inspiration from nature. Meanwhile, other shows brought the audience to nature instead. When fashion and nature intertwine, the effect created is nothing short of pure magic.
Anastasia Koutsioukis of Miami’s Mandolin Aegean Bistro Gives a Look Inside Her “Great Room”
The airy living room serves as the entryway to the home. All Anastasia had to see was the living room before they put in an offer. The airy living room serves as the entryway to the home and gets an abundance of natural light throughout the day. Photo: Courtesy of Gesi SchillingShe designed her living room like she designed her restaurant, wanting to make it beautiful, but comfortable and inviting. “I remember growing up and no one sat in the living room.
Burberry Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Perhaps more than he realized, they summarized a collection driven by instinct rather than method. “Slowly we’ve built an identity, and I realized my identity was very strong within the label,” he said, evaluating his tenure at the house. Before the show, Burberry released a video of a British-ly diverse crew of women reflecting on the meaning of femininity now. This collection showed that the two can co-exist on the same runway. As he said, “I feel like I’m starting to see my vocabulary at Burberry.”
Turn a T-Shirt Into a Whimsical Tank With Help From Rentrayage
With Rentrayage, Erin Beatty has turned vintage tees, jeans, and cargo jackets into new-again items adorned with ribbons, bows, and an appealing sense of freedom. Using a vintage tee, Beatty and her studio worked on creating “something flirty and fresh” for spring. “We chose an oversize vintage vacation tee. These are fairly easy to come by—though you can choose whatever oversize tee you like,” she says. With just one ingredient in her old-to-new fashion recipe, Beatty cut and tied that t-shirt into a tank perfect for any summer getaway.
Jessie Buckley and Josh O’Connor Star in a Romeo & Juliet Uniquely Suited to the Times
“I had this irrational idea of what Romeo and Juliet was,” he admits. I always felt that it is quite easy for particularly Romeo to be a little bit whiny. But he was quickly won over by the prospect of taking the storied National Theatre stage alongside Buckley. They approached the idea of a filmed version with some trepidation; both have said they had little interest in a Romeo and Juliet film project. The change in course “suddenly felt a little bit underwhelming.” In hindsight, he chuckles, “there’s nothing underwhelming about it at all.
In His First 100 Days, President Joe Biden Has Fully Embraced His Role as Consoler-in-Chief
Then, a cellphone went off. It was President Joe Biden, calling George Floyd’s brother Philonise to offer both congratulations and comfort. As Philonise and other members of the Floyd family, including George’s seven-year-old daughter Gianna, huddled around the phone, which was put on speaker, someone reflexively asked the president how he was doing. “Feeling better now,” Biden responded. Nothing can ever bring back their brother, their father, back.
Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani Swears by This Skin-Softening Botanical Soap
Alighieri’s Rosh Mahtani, the first jewelry designer to be honored with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, may be the wunderkind of London, but she actually spent the first nine years of her life in Zambia. “It really did have an impact on how I think about beauty today, mainly because objects like makeup and lipstick and skin care just weren’t as accessible,” she recalls. Though there was an array of floral waters, cold-pressed oils, and powder-to-clay masks spread before her, Mahtani was most drawn to a humble moss green bar soap. The Rowse soap resting on Alighieri’s Tale of the Sea dish. “I love a product that’s made with such wholesome ingredients that you couldn’t ever use it for anything that would hurt you.”Below, shop Rosh Mahtani’s The One.
The New Arrivals on Our Radar This Week
Here, we round up our favorite new arrivals of the week. We channeled these notions of freedom and spontaneity into our exclusive High Summer collection,” says Khaite designer Catherine Holstein. Mary Young Logan bra in concrete $63 MARY YOUNG Shop Now Mary Young Logan high-cut bikini in concrete $46 MARY YOUNG Shop NowMary Young Emery bra in matcha $63 MARY YOUNG Shop Now Mary Young Emery thong in matcha $39 MARY YOUNG Shop NowMansur Gavriel’s limited-edition collaboration with Stamperia Pascucci, an artisan workshop producing hand-stamped canvas in Italy since 1826, is back for its third consecutive year as of today with the launch of a canvas bag emblazoned with a pink flamingo. Frankies Bikinis x Browns Tia checkered crochet bikini top $117 BROWNS Shop Now Frankies Bikinis x Browns Tia checkered crochet bikini bottoms $124 BROWNS Shop NowFrankies Bikinis x Browns Ingrid checked crochet bikini top $136 BROWNS Shop Now Frankies Bikinis x Browns Nikki crochet bikini bottoms $136 BROWNS Shop NowAs we continue to re-emerge, sweatpants are being replaced with more formal clothes again. Prounis star ruby Roz ring $4,180 PROUNIS Shop Now Prounis grand emerald Roz ring $6,100 PROUNIS Shop NowItalian lingerie brand Intimissimi launched a new activewear capsule collection this week.
After Derek Chauvin's Conviction, Gratitude for Darnella Frazier
Tuesday's verdict made official in the eyes of law what people saw last May: Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is guilty of killing George Floyd. After the jury's decision and the complex mix of emotions it brought, thoughts quickly turned to Frazier, a child who witnessed Floyd's death firsthand. He murdered a man in broad daylight and we are here today because a brave Black girl named Darnella Frazier kept taping despite threats from the cops on the scene," author Mikel Jollett tweeted. Frazier, now 18, was on a walk to Cup Foods convenience store to get snacks with her 9-year-old cousin when she saw the arrest outside. As New York Times editor Jazmine Hughes put it: "We got here because of Darnella Frazier...
Practical Magic: Comfy Basics Meet Shimmer, Silvers, and Sequins
Do Sweat ItHammam (left) makes a persuasive case for elevated loungewear in an elaborately embellished Givenchy hoodie, while Ariel Nicholson (right) takes street style to a dreamy new dimension by adding some ornament. Givenchy crystal-embellished cotton hooded sweatshirt $2,320 MATCHESFASHION.COM Shop Now Jenny Bird mega link necklace $295 JENNY BIRD Shop NowChampion reverse-weave full-zip hoodie $70 $47 AMAZON Shop Now JW Anderson embellished cotton and silk tank top $1,650 MYTHERESA Shop NowAlexander McQueen dress; alexandermcqueen.com. Photographed by Nigel Shafran, Vogue, May 2021Denim That ShinesFrom its articulated bodice to its full, pleated skirt, the humble denim dress has never seemed quite this grown-up. Model Paloma Elsesser’s iteration comes from Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen corset denim midi-dress $2,690 SAKS FIFTH AVENUE Shop Now Alexander McQueen tread slick boots with pearl embellishments $1,690 ALEXANDER MCQUEEN Shop NowHair, Corvette Hunt and D’Angelo AlstonMakeup, Dick Page
Are You Ready for a New Nut Milk?
But the rumblings started: wait, with added oil and sugar, is oat milk actually good for you? Enter pistachio milk. In 2015, Roxana Saidi was in Paris when she had a hankering for an almond milk latte. Since this was 2015 and, well, Paris, she couldn’t get an almond milk latte. But this is an article about nut milk, so we aren’t really going to get into it.)
A Sustainable Outfit for Spring, Inspired by Arizona Muse’s Supermodel Style
This is a celebration of timelessness—good style is forever, as are great wardrobe basics—and we already know Tonne’s edit will stand the test of time. Featuring Arizona Muse all-dressed up at home, we immediately dive into planning our dream post-Covid dinner tables while flipping through the images of this story. We enlisted a real drone and used all the props that gave this story the charm that it has,” Tonne states. “This picture was the last of the series, Arizona and her actual son, who I actually photographed before. Perfect for entertaining at home, Fishwife’s adorably packaged, sustainably sourced canned wild-caught tuna breathes new life into a pantry staple.
The TikTok “Face Lifting” Concealer Hack Is a Total Game Changer
"Any hack that can lift the appearance of the skin is worth investigating," makeup artist Erin Parsons tells me of the TikTok method. In term of how best to complement face lift concealer, Parsons suggests contouring under the cheekbones and jawline. I've come to find that when executed nimbly, the face lift concealer hack is one that's not only ultra-flattering in giving the face a more lifted and defined look, but is also a sneaky trick for more of a no-makeup makeup effect. Consider the pro-approved TikTok concealer strategy an easy, high-reward approach for a perfected visage—the 2021 way. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer $10 MAYBELLINE Shop Now NARS Creamy Concealer $30 NARS Shop NowPat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Concealer $32 PAT MCGRATH Shop Now Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer $27 TARTE Shop Now
This Not That: 7 Vogue Editors On their Shopping Rules
Vogue Features and Commerce Editor Lilah Ramzi’s love for mid-century fashion lends to two personal rules to avoid second thought purchases—shopping vintage and waist-accentuating pieces. As we all grow into our individual style, so too do we develop our own shopping habits. From shopping small business to online purchases, discover the tried and true rules 7 Vogue editors follow for a carefully curated closet below. Rachel Besser, Market Editor“When shopping online, I try to shop from retailers that have helpful return policies. Clothes that do not fit properly are never flattering.”Proenza Schouler fluted-cuff rib-knitted cardigan dress $1,290 MATCHESFASHION.COM Shop Now“I very rarely buy things that are specific to one occasion.
Andie MacDowell and Rainey Qualley Debut Their Dreamy Mother’s Day Coach Campaign
I’m at home, I live alone, so I like to look at fashion. “We just finished hair and make-up and we’re about to get dressed,” says Qualley. Is this really our job?” Adds MacDowell, laughing: “My girls and I have always enjoyed fashion together.” And what better way to enjoy it than this? Taking a break from their shoot, MacDowell and Qualley here share the story behind their unbreakable mother-daughter bond, the experience of shooting the campaign together, and the surprising changes lockdown has imposed on their approach to style. How has the experience of getting dressed up to the nines again been today?
15 Tunic and Trouser Outfits for Effortless Spring Style
Dressing in a coordinated fashion creates effortlessly easy outfits with little to no thought required. This spring’s version, however, takes shape in the form of long tunics and billowy trousers. According to Vogue Runway’s Steff Yotka, tunics were one of the main spring runway trends. And similar to the ease of the soft suiting trend, the elegant tunic and trouser combination is actually even more comfortable since there’s no tailoring or blazer required. Shop 15 chic tunic and trouser pairings pre-styled for you, below.
6 Expert-Backed Ways to Cope With Stress
It is also a significant tool to manage stress. “I believe that yoga is for everybody, but it looks different for everybody as well,” says yoga therapist, Kellie Livingstone. “Some people benefit from a more vigorous practice that builds strength, muscle tone and endurance. “When starting to use yoga as a tool for stress relief, it is essential to notice what is already going on inside your body before changing anything,” she advises. Talk your way out of stress through psychotherapyAnother great way to relieve yourself of stress is by talking about it with a professional via therapy.
Why Putting Ice on Your Face is the Best Skin Secret Ever
From functioning as a natural makeup primer to taking cheekbones to new heights, ice cubes are a secret weapon for many top facialists and makeup artists. Jumpstart a Healthy GlowFor as long as he’s been performing transformative facials, celebrity facialist Ole Henriksen has incorporated ice cubes into his treatments. For application, Henriksen suggests wrapping an ice cube in a thin cotton handkerchief and massaging it across the skin. However, you can still reduce the flushing of the skin by applying an ice cube to the roof of your mouth. Banish Under-Eye BagsAccording to Czech, ice cubes can be used as an eye treatment in one of two ways.
Now There Is Legal Justice for George Floyd. So Why Do I Still Feel So Hollow?
How many times have you watched George Floyd die? It felt flimsy against that awful, awful video. Despite feeling like the legal bare minimum, guilty, guilty, guilty is objectively good—a good thing that has happened after months of incredibly bad things in a bad system. I’m not naming the guy that did this to George Floyd because this is bigger than him; he’s part of a rotting system that needs triage. I recognize the guilty, guilty, guilty verdict is not a bandage for systemic inequality, but guilty, guilty, guilty sends a clear message: America will not tolerate this.
Greta Thunberg’s Passionate Letter on Why We Must Do More to Tackle the Climate Crisis
Here, Thunberg explains why she wants our leaders to move beyond “big words and little action” when it comes to tackling the climate crisis. On Earth Day 2021, April 22nd, at the Leaders’ Climate Summit led by United States president Joe Biden, countries will present their new climate commitments, including net-zero by 2050. However, when you compare the overall current best-available science to these insufficient, so-called “climate targets,” you can clearly see that there’s a gap—there are decades missing where drastic action must be taken. But we must not forget that while we can fool others and even ourselves, we cannot fool nature and physics. If you call these pledges and commitments “bold” or “ambitious,” then you clearly haven’t fully understood the emergency we are in.
Diane Keaton Dishes on Talk Show Style and Modeling for Gucci
Diane Keaton is a talk show veteran. It’s no wonder, then, that Gucci has tapped her for a new talk show-inspired campaign for Gucci Beloved. “I must also say that working with James Corden was a delight. It’s not fair.”Starring in Gucci’s faux talk show was an easier task than partaking in the real deal, says Keaton. Harry Styles and James Corden in the Gucci Beloved campaign Photo: Harmony KorineSerena Williams and James Corden in the Gucci Beloved campaign Photo: Harmony KorineAwkwafina and James Corden in the Gucci Beloved campaign Photo: Harmony Korine
Emily Ratajkowski’s Latest Warm Weather Look Channels a Late ’90s Starlet
Photo: SplashNewsNew-mom Emily Ratajkowski stepped out yesterday in a classic, relaxed warm-weather look. True to her brand, she wore a cropped sheer shirt from her own label Inamorata (after all, Emrata’s signature is a midriff-baring look.) Ratajkowski wore a pair of dark-wash, low-slung carpenter pants from Dickies, a tried-and-true pair that she has sworn by for quite some time now, even pre-pregnancy. The look, loose and summer-ready, feels like the quintessential late ’90s and early ’00s cool girl get-up. In fact, a loose pant and crop top union feels right in step with the beginnings of summer.
How Leslie Odom Jr. Ruled the Red Carpets This Season
But one actor who’s managed to shine through it all is Leslie Odom Jr., a breakout red carpet star and a relative newcomer to best dressed lists. Yermagyan began working with Odom Jr. back at the 2018 Tony Awards, when he dressed him in a classic, black pinstriped suit. “We wanted to make a statement with each look,” Yermagyan says. Yermagyan’s personal favorite was the two Versace suits—both in bright colors—that he styled Odom Jr. in at the BAFTAs. “The men he has portrayed have an irreverence to them and buck the system,” says Yermagyan of Odom Jr.’s work.
Robyn Brown Called Out by Sister Wives Fans: You're a Heartless Hypocrite!
Robyn in particular came under attack from fans, who called her a total hypocrite. The criticisms focused upon Robyn involved a recollection of Robyn's desire to move to Flagstaff in the first place. Fans saw Robyn unwilling to uproot in return, and called her out, accusing her of hypocrisy. The whole issue with that conflict was that everyone but Christine didn't want to move. But many fans felt like Robyn was being the most hypocritical.
Jovi Dufren and Brandon Gibbs Doubt Amira: Is White Privilege to Blame?
Backstage, Jovi and Brandon shared their doubts about Amira's version of what happened in Mexico. "Like, I've traveled to a lot of places, to a lot of very sketchy places," Jovi emphasized. It was the assertions that Jovi and Brandon made that rubbed fans the wrong way, however. Jovi and Brandon may face many challenges in their lives, but they are not marginalized for their race. That said, some fans think that Andrew and Amira's weird quarantine plan was what got Amira detained.
Angelina Pivarnick to Vinny Guadagnino: Stop Hating on My Husband! You Can't Have Me!
Unless it is crack, Don’t don’t do that s**t!! “Vinny Guadagnino your [sic] corny just tell the guy u want his wife already it’s getting old bro,” one person commented. “Vinny Guadagnino kinda stupid for you to post that comment on !chris_e_piss_e page. “Vinny Guadagnino you just bitter,” a third chimed in. “Vinny Guadagnino, cornball at its finest.
Kourtney Kardashian: I Love Rough Sex! Who's with Me?!?
It's been quite the evolution for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker over the past several weeks, hasn't it? Everyone out there has seen Kourtney Kardashian, right?!? The mother of three just took to her own social media page and asked a telling question:ROUGH SEX: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT? They were kissing a lot in front of other beach goers and maybe planning some sort of rough sex for the night ahead. We're just saying what Kourtney and Travis continue to say about each other... over and over and over.
Teen Mom OG Ratings Tank; Is This it For the Franchise?
This past Tuesday night, MTV aired the final episode of Teen Mom OG Season 8. And now we must ask ourselves the following question:Did MTV also air the final episode of Teen Mom OG... period? Teen Mom OG has also come under fire for continuing to employ Amber Portwood after her arrest last July for domestic violence. And these Teen Mom OG cast members still generate plenty of social media buzz, which does mean a lot for shows these days. The ratings for Teen Mom OG simply haven't been the same since she was fired.
Jenelle Evans: I Think I Have PTSD from Teen Mom, Dude!
Jenelle Evans has always tried to live her life as an open book. As part of that, Jenelle has been talking about some deeply personal things on TikTok. Jenelle said her dreams were about Teen Mom. Different things affect people in different ways, of course, but Jenelle has undoubtedly been through some extremely dark experiences. This time around, she's launching The Jenelle Evans Podcast, and so far we only know the name of the podcast, its logo, and that it's "launching very soon."
Gina Kirschenheiter Sobs While Giving Victim's Impact Statement at Ex's Trial
This week, Matt Kirschenheiter agreed to plead guilty in his domestic assault case. On Tuesday, April 20, Matt pleaded guilty to one felony count of domestic battery with corporal injury of a spouse. "Your eyes were completely black, and you were not Matt," Gina described. She then acknowledged: "But it was.”“It’s taken me a lot of time, self-care, and therapy to work through what happened that night," Gina described. All of this stems from a harrowing attack in June of 2019 in which Matt assaulted Gina and threatened her life.
Jinger Duggar & Jeremy Vuolo: Yes, We've Considered Separating!
For months now, we've been hearing rumors of major strife within the marriage of Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo. Jinger and Jeremy have backed away from the spotlight a bit, but unfortunately for them, they're not in a position to quit social media entirely. Not only that, but Jinger and Jeremy have styled themselves as the most down-to-earth and relatable members of the extended Duggar clan. “I think it was a way for Mr. Duggar to get to know me,” he said. … You have to know who you are.”So it sounds like Jinger and Jeremy are planning to really "go there" in their memoir -- but even in moments of extreme candor, they dare not disparage the esteemed "Mr.
Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo: Will Their "Break" Become Permanent?
There was a time when it seemed that Jinger Duggar had the healthiest marriage of all her siblings. She and Jeremy Vuolo didn't seem to concern themselves with the opinions of Jim Bob or Duggar-obsessed social media commenters. Jinger and Jeremy have encountered their fair share of ups and downs in recent years, that's for sure. Many fans are convinced that Jinger and Jeremy have quit the podcast because of criticism of the rude manner in which Jeremy behaves toward his wife. In addition to stepping away from their podcast, it seems that Jinger and Jeremy are considering quitting Counting On, the show that made them famous.
Anna Duggar: Did She Just CONFIRM That She's Pregnant With Baby #7?!
The Duggar family has been more secretive than ever lately. The folks who watch the Duggar clan most closely have concluded that Anna is pregnant with her seventh child. And in case you were wondering what sort of content is considered suitable for Duggar family movie night. "Anna is definitely pregnant, she's wearing black and her face is puffy," another commenter observed. Normally, we'd assume that if Anna is pregnant she'd be making an announcement sometime soon.
The Bachelor Franchise to End in Late 2021? Star Makes Surprise Prediction
We hope that it's a good one ... because one member of Bachelor Nation claims that it will be the last. "But also … I think there won’t be another Bachelor season,” Blake, who turns 32 this week, added. “I think it’ll end after Michelle," Blake speculated, and was the first to admit that this was very much a "hot take." “Whether you think it’s right, wrong, whatever your stance is on the [Chris Harrison scandal]," Blake explained. If the Bachelor franchise dies, it will have been killed by racism - both within and without.
Michelle Young & Katie Thurston: BOTH Getting a Season as The Bachelorette!
Okay, so you may have noticed that there's a little bit of a Bachelorette spoiler in that headline above. According to a new report from Reality Steve, The Bachelor spoilers and The Bachelorette spoilers guru:Michelle Young will also be the new Bachelorette! "Michelle’s Bachelorette season will film sometime after BIP films (most likely all of July) and air later on in the fall," he added. Anyway, the important thing here is that fans are in for more of Michelle Young, who might be the most beloved contestant in the history of the franchise. But when she does take the reins as the new Bachelorette, perhaps she'll be the star that a jittery Bachelor Nation can unify behind.
Kody Brown Labeled as "Hot Garbage" for Abandoning Daughter Prior to Surgery
Sister Wives viewers have known for ages now that Kody Brown is an awful husband. In the end, as we documented last year, Christine did accompany Ysabel and Sister Wives fans jumped all over Kody for not doing the same. A third jumped in as follows:"The fact that Kody thought Christine wanting Ysabel to get this surgery because of severe pain was an attempt to manipulate Kody is f***ing disgusting. Kody has been receiving tons of crap ever since the finale aired and folks across the country got to see how terribly he treated his sister wives. And will Sister Wives even come back?
Teen Mom OG: MTV Decides Show's Future Amid Plummeting Ratings
Another season of Teen Mom OG is coming to an end. As The Ashley's Reality Roundup reported this week, Teen Mom OG has been renewed by MTV for another season. Before we get into the current numbers, here's a bit of history to provide some perspective:When it premiered back in December of 2009, Teen Mom OG (known simply as Teen Mom in those days) became an overnight sensation. By the end of its first season, Teen Mom was attracting an audience of 3.6 million. The season finale of Teen Mom Season 2 drew in an astonishing 5.6 million viewers.
Scott Disick to Kourtney Kardashian: I Hate That You're Dating Someone New!
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have been broken up for several years. Scott and Kourtney have three kids together, of course, so it makes sense that they would still be in regular contact. It's important to note that the scene was filmed before Kourtney started dating Travis Barker. Disick goes on to explain that his mind is only at ease during the times when Kourtney is not in a relationship. Insiders say Kourtney is head over heels for Travis, a partner who possesses the maturity that Scott always lacked.
Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo to Jill and Derick: Come Back to the Cult, Bishes!
It will continue to take a long time for Jill Duggar to fully deprogram from her family's cult. Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo spoke to Us Weekly about recently touching base with Jill and Derick. “They’re working through some things,” Jeremy characterized. Jeremy stressed that he and Jinger are "definitely hoping" that the Duggar family resolve things. But clearly, many in Jill's family just want their sister back, to spend time with her again.
Jen Shah Returns to Filming The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Says God Has a Plan for Her
On March 30, Shah was arrested for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. “In actual reality and as alleged, the so-called business opportunities pushed on the victims by Shah, Smith, and their co-conspirators were just fraudulent schemes, motivated by greed, to steal victims’ money. Which, in her case, means being a full-time cast member on The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. The second season of this prrogram does not yet have a release date, so fans will have to wait to see exactly how the Salt Lake City housewives reacted to the news. But Jen Shah almost definitely bilked senior citizens out of their hard-earned retirement money.
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Andrew Kenton: Amira and 90 Day Fiance Are LYING About Me!!
For reasons understood only by him, Andrew Kenton stormed out of the 90 Day Fiance Tell All. We saw Andrew enjoy a solo vacation while Amira had to return to France after her mysterious detention in Mexico City. Then, we saw Amira once again decide to try to get to the US another way. According to Amira, Andrew spent the night before her flight pressuring her to commit to having kids right away. If Andrew wanted to get his story out, he should have used the Tell All when he could, not Instagram.
Khloe Kardashian Unedited Bikini Photo Controversy Explained
Khloe Kardashian’s Unedited Bikini Photo Controversy Is Wild — Here’s Everything We Know So FarScandal alert. Khloé Kardashian‘s team took down an unedited bikini photo that was accidentally posted online — and the controversy has certainly rocked social media. While the Keeping Up With the Kardashians stars were enjoying the holiday at matriarch Kris Jenner‘s Palm Springs home, the unedited image started making the rounds on the internet. An insider told Life & Style that Khloé “went ballistic” when the snapshot went viral. Scroll through the gallery below to get a full breakdown of Khloé’s unedited bikini photo controversy.
'Real Housewives of New York' Cast Net Worth: How Much They Make
The ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Cast’s Net Worth Is No Joke — See How Much Money the Ladies MakeThey clearly live the high life so it’s only right to inquire: What is the net worth of the cast of The Real Housewives of New York? ), these ladies have undoubtedly made their mark on NYC and not just as housewives. To use one popular housewife as an example, since her time on the series, Bethenny has grown her empire massively. No matter who takes the cake, rest assured these ladies and their net worths are nothing to scoff at. Scroll through the gallery to find out how much each Real Housewives of New York cast member is worth!
Jana Kramer Files to Divorce Mike Caussin After Yet ANOTHER Cheating Scandal
It is, at last, all over between Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin. Just a month ago, in an apparent precursor to this announcement, Kramer shared a photo of herself in tears -- following an ugly fight with Caussin. "I'll always encourage you to continue the good fight, but you can't fight it alone." Back in 2016, Kramer and Caussin separated after the latter admitted to cheating on the former. "Now the Important thing is in the end are you fighting the good fight together?
Little People, Big World Trailer: Amy Roloff Torn Between Husbands?
In our very first look at a new season of Little People, Big World, we get a sneak peek at how Amy Roloff, Matt Roloff and their kids are adjusting to life amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These episodes were filmed in early 2020, shortly after Amy moved off the farm in Oregon and into herr own place. Elsewhere, Matt Roloff is going strong with his girlfriend, Caryn Chandler, who is facing questions about her intentions when it comes to the romance. Although it's been five years since Matt and Amy divorced, the time has finally arrived for them to divide assets pertaining to the family farm. "I've honestly never felt loss like I did in that moment," Tori wrote on Instagram at the time.
Kim Kardashian Net Worth: How the 'KUWTK' Star Makes Money
Courtesy of Kim Kardashian/InstagramConsidering Kim Kardashian is one of the most famous people in the world, it’s no surprise her bank account comes with a lot of zeros. In fact, as of 2021, the longtime Keeping Up With the Kardashians star officially has an estimated net worth of $1 billion, according to Forbes. Kim Kardashian has been on KUWTK since 2007:Although the popular E! Foolishly and ignorantly, we never thought that it would be a problem,” Kim explained during an episode of KUWTK. “But then I open the next box and it is stock to Amazon, where he got the gift card, stock to Netflix, stock to Apple where he got the headphones, Adidas stock and Disney stock.”
Jill Duggar Plays "Obedience Game" with Kids, is Accused of Cult Brainwashing
Reality star Jill Duggar, along with her husband Derick Dillard, has garnered many headlines of late for being critical of her parents. In the videos, Duggar explains to the camera that she and the boys are playing an obedience game. "Jill has a lot of cult brainwashing she still needs to work through! I think Jill needs to continue her counseling as disappointingly the cult brainwashing is real! Or how the kids are feeling... how they're reacting ... and ... well... basically anything at all outside of a few pictures?
Ryan Edwards: Taylor McKinney Is a Punk B--ch Loser!
If you watched part one of the reunion, you know that Maci Bookout's husband, Taylor McKinney, did not hold back when it came to describing her ex, Ryan Edwards. I think he’s shown the Edwards that he’s found his voice. Ryan refused to take the stage with Taylor and Maci, so he was spared having to immediately respond to that tirade. But it should come as no surprise that he responded later, in an interview with UK tabloid The Sun -- and like Taylor, Ryan did not hold back. "I think Taylor is a punk b--ch," he told the outlet.
Chrissy Teigen on Khloe Kardashian's Unedited Photo Scandal
Chrissy Teigen revealed that she discussed Khloé Kardashian‘s unedited bikini photo controversy with her therapist due to how the situation triggered her personal body image struggles. At the time, an insider told Life & Style that the Good American founder “went ballistic” when the picture started making waves. It’s very hypocritical to tell your fans to own their body types when you can’t do it yourself. It’s disappointing.”The scandal came after years of speculation that the Revenge Body host Photoshops her Instagram photos. “The photo that was posted this week is beautiful,” she told fans in the post.
Scott and Amelia Pack on PDA After Kourtney's Kinky Sex Post
Scott Disick and girlfriend Amelia Gray Hamlin were spotted packing on the PDA at a hair salon in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19 — the same day his ex Kourtney Kardashian seemingly hinted to her “kinky” sex life with new boyfriend Travis Barker. “ROUGH SEX: LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT?” Kourtney captioned the post via her Instagram Stories. “It’s not for everyone, but we’re fans and wanted to investigate the kinky bedroom preference,” read the blog post. One day prior to the steamy post, Travis dropped the L-bomb in a heartfelt yet NSFW post in honor of his lady love’s 42nd birthday. She’s young, but she’s responsible enough and a good influence on Scott.”
Blake Horstmann Says 'Bachelor' Will End After Michelle's Season
Blake Horstmann Clarifies ‘Prediction’ About the ‘Bachelor’ Ending: ‘I Make My Living Off of the Show’Bachelor Nation star Blake Horstmann clarified his “prediction” that The Bachelor would “end” after Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette later this year amid Chris Harrison’s controversy. I don’t think there will be another Bachelor season. I think it will end after Michelle. Before Rachael, 24, released a written apology on Instagram, Chris went on Extra in February to talk about the controversy with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. It has not been announced who will be the host of season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, coming this summer, or season 18 of The Bachelorette with Michelle.
Kourtney Kardashian's PDA With Travis Is 'Tough' for Mason
Kourtney Kardashian’s kids are “grossed out” watching her pack on the PDA with boyfriend Travis Barker, especially “daddy’s boy” Mason, an insider exclusively tells Life & Style. “It’s a tough adjustment seeing their mom all over someone else,” the insider explains about the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s kids, Mason, 11, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 6, whom she shares with ex Scott Disick. Courtesy of Travis Barker/Instagram“Kourtney’s friends honestly haven’t ever seen her so happy,” a separate insider previously dished to Life & Style about the reality babe’s romance with the musician. Travis dropped the L-bomb while gushing over the mom of three for her birthday on April 18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.”That’s not to say the Flip It Like Disick star, 37, always keeps it PG with his significant others.
Kardashians Have ‘Forgiven’ Tristan Thompson for Cheating Scandal
Exclusive The Kardashians Have Completely ‘Forgiven’ Tristan Thompson: ‘They Don’t Think About the Past’It’s all good. The Kardashian-Jenner family has put the past behind them when it comes to Khloé Kardashian‘s boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, and his bombshell February 2019 cheating scandal. “The entire family has forgiven Tristan — they don’t even think about the past anymore,” an insider exclusively tells Life & Style. Though Tristan denied the claims, he and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 36 — who share 3-year-old daughter True Thompson — split shortly after the news broke. Tristan has also been featured regularly on season 20 of KUWTK, which is noteworthy considering it’s the legendary series’ final season.
Did Prince Harry Fly Home? He Misses Elizabeth's Birthday
Prince Harry Slammed for Returning to the U.S. After Funeral Ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s BirthdayPrince Harry is receiving backlash online after fleeing the U.K. following Prince Philip’s funeral ahead of Queen Elizabeth‘s birthday. “I’m saddened and disappointed in Prince Harry, deserting the Queen on her birthday is shameful!” another added. “She’s lost her husband of 73 years and now Harry to his beloved Meghan. The siblings put their differences aside on Saturday, April 17, following Harry and Meghan’s controversial tell-all. I was a bit shocked.” It was later clarified that the comment was not made by Queen Elizabeth or Prince Philip.
Is 90 Day Fiance's Natalie in America After Mike Split? Update
90 Day Fiance’s Natalie Is Enjoying Life in the U.S. After Tumultuous Split From Mike90 Day Fiancé star Natalie Mordovtseva is making the most of her time in the United States of America after going through a turbulent split with ex Mike Youngquist. That same month, Natalie spoke out about her experience on the show and commended herself for not hiding her “pain and fears” while filming. Courtesy of Natalie Mordovtseva/InstagramViewers will soon get to see the moments leading up to their split in new season 6 episodes of the spinoff 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? “Beach day with the puppy having all the fun in the world,” he captioned a new video on April 19. Season 6 of 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Kim Kardashian Plans to Date Amid Kanye West Divorce
Kim Kardashian plans “to take dating slow” amid her divorce from estranged husband Kanye West, a source exclusively tells Life & Style. “Kim is a totally different woman, she’s more confidant and self-assured and she’s ready to take on this next chapter in her life,” says the source. “Which makes sense since he loves that world and Kim never really embraced that side of him. It will be very interesting to watch their dating lives play out.”On February 19, Life & Style confirmed that Kim filed for divorce from Kanye after six years of marriage. “They spent most of the holidays apart and Kim is talking to divorce lawyers.
Kristin Cavallari Is 'Closer' With Her Kids After Jay Cutler Divorce
Kristin Cavallari “never thought her divorce” from Jay Cutler “would bring her closer to her kids, but that’s exactly what it did,” a source exclusively tells Life & Style. Following her split from Jay, she moved on with funnyman Jeff Dye in October 2020 — and the couple has been on-and-off ever since. According to the source, Camden, 8, Jaxon, 6, and Saylor, 5, have all met the 38-year-old comedian. So, when I have them for my week, I am so incredibly present,” Kristin previously revealed to Hollywood Life. Moreover, Kristin turns down any and all invitations when she’s with Camden, Jaxon and Saylor.
Ryan Edwards Slams Maci's Husband Taylor After 'TMOG' Reunion
Ryan Edwards fired back at ex Maci Bookout’s husband, Taylor McKinney, after part one of the explosive Teen Mom OG reunion aired, showing the coparenting drama reaching a boiling point with Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry. “I think Taylor is a punk bitch,” Ryan, 33, told The Sun in a new statement on Wednesday, April 21, after not appearing on the TV special. When Ryan’s dad implied that Maci, 29, was causing a further strain in their bond with Bentley, Taylor stepped in to passionately defend his wife. It appears more of their issues will be addressed in part two of the TMOG reunion following news of Larry, Jen, Ryan and wife Mackenzie Edwards’ firing from the show in March 2021. It makes me [really] happy to see my wife so happy so I couldn’t ask for much more.”
'Teen Mom': Amber Portwood, Kristina Shirley's Drama Over Leah
Just when fans thought the Teen Mom OG drama couldn‘t get any more explosive, Amber Portwood called out Gary Shirley’s wife, Kristina, after the latest episode caused a stir. When Gary, 34, asked why Leah didn’t want her mom around for the soiree, Leah replied, “We don’t really have a bond like that.”“Twelve years and she hasn’t really done anything,” Leah added. Not long after, Amber took to Instagram Live with a message blasting Kristina, indicating there is some coparenting drama going on behind-the-scenes. “When you’re a whore, you’re a whore. “I’m not jealous of Kristina, there is nothing about Kristina that even makes me jealous in any sense.
Kim Kardashian 'Ready' to Date Amid Kanye West Divorce
Kim Kardashian plans “to take dating slow” amid her divorce from estranged husband Kanye West, a source tells Life & Style. “Kim is a totally different woman, she’s more confidant and self-assured and she’s ready to take on this next chapter in her life,” says the source. “Which makes sense since he loves that world and Kim never really embraced that side of him. It will be very interesting to watch their dating lives play out.”On February 19, In Touch confirmed that Kim filed for divorce from Kanye after six years of marriage. “Kim and Kanye’s marriage has finally reached the point of no return,” a separate source revealed to In Touch one month prior.
'90 Day Fiance': Jovi, Yara's Baby Girl Mylah Photos
90 Day Fiancé couple Yara Zaya and Jovi Dufren can’t stop gushing over each other after the arrival of their baby girl, Mylah Angelina. “I think it’s a really pretty, unique name and I really love how it sounds,” the new mom said in a confessional. When she doesn’t like something, she’s going to let you know about it,” he told Us Weekly about Mylah. She’s a pretty strong baby.”“[Mylah is] smiling all the time, laughing and of course crying a lot too,” Jovi added. After she relocated to his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana, Yara and Jovi prepared to wed and discovered they were expecting again.
Why Did Zac Efron and Vanessa Valladares Split? Reality Show Fight
Zac Efron and his girlfriend, Vanessa Valladares, split after 10 months of dating and it appears her rumored appearance on Netflix’s new influencer reality series, Byron Baes, may have been the catalyst to their breakup. “I can also confirm after speaking with him yesterday,” Kyle said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. “It’s only [recently], but not like yesterday [recently]. “He’s in love with this girl, Vanessa,” he continued, calling them a “beautiful couple.”“They do everything together … They seem really settled and nice,” Kyle shared. Prior to Vanessa, Zac was previously romantically linked to actress Vanessa Hudgens from 2007 to 2010 and fashion designer Sami Miró from 2014 to 2016.
Chrissy Teigen Talks John Legend, Kanye Friendship After Kim Split
Wondering where John Legend‘s longtime friendship with Kanye West stands amid his ongoing divorce with Kim Kardashian? “I will say I have definitely been in touch with Kim more than John has been in touch with Kanye,” Chrissy replied. “If anyone knows Kanye, it’s that he goes off the grid and it’s hard to ever contact him.”The mom of two also said that “Kim is doing OK” following the split. After nearly seven years of marriage, the reality star, 40, filed for divorce from Kanye in February. “She wants to have some fun, but now that she’s a single mom, her dating options have changed.
Angelina Jolie Says Brad Pitt Divorce Affected Her Director Dreams
Angelina Jolie explained the “truth” about how her split from husband Brad Pitt has impacted her Hollywood directing dreams. “I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. Together, Angelina and Brad share children Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins, Knox and Vivienne, 12. On March 18, Us Weekly reported that Maddox gave testimony against his father in court. The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star alleged in the docs, obtained by In Touch, that she has “proof and authority in support” of the claims.
Tom Cruise 'Loves' Living in London, a 'Place to Call Home'
Tom Cruise has found “a place to call home” in London, where he has been residing while filming the new Mission: Impossible 7 movie, an insider exclusively tells In Touch. “Tom loves the rainy weather, the people, taking long walks in the city,” says the insider about the U.K. city, while noting the Hollywood A-lister, 58, “wants a simpler life” as he gets older. It was a lot of attention,” she admitted during an interview with InStyle in March. “Obviously, as a public person, I’ve gotten a lot of attention at different periods in my life. And when you have a lot of attention, sometimes you don’t want to leave the house because it’s just too much.”Time will tell if Tom stays in London long-term!
A-Rod Was ‘Done Pretending’ in J. Lo Relationship Before Split
The former MLB star, 45, was “done pretending” that things between them were solid, a source tells In Touch exclusively. One day later, a rep for the A-listers denied breakup rumors to In Touch. Despite their denial of the cheating allegations, a separate source told In Touch in March that J. Lo and A-Rod “did have some problems” before their split. “Especially cheating rumors on Alex’s part.”The exes first started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement nearly two years later, in 2019.
Kardashians Have ‘Forgiven’ Tristan Thompson for 'Past’ Cheating
The Kardashians Have ‘Forgiven’ Tristan Thompson and ‘Don’t Think About the Past’It’s all good. The Kardashian-Jenner family has put the past behind them when it comes to Khloé Kardashian‘s boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, and his bombshell February 2019 cheating scandal. “The entire family has forgiven Tristan — they don’t even think about the past anymore,” an insider exclusively tells Life & Style. Though Tristan denied the claims, he and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 36 — who share 3-year-old daughter True Thompson — split shortly after the news broke. Tristan has also been featured regularly on season 20 of KUWTK, which is noteworthy considering it’s the legendary series’ final season.
Drink lattes? Order takeout? You’re breathing in invisible toxins
And as a new interactive visualization shows, we’re breathing it in all the time. Unfortunately, one thing is clear: Although microplastics picked up in a breeze are basically invisible, they’re everywhere. Plastic Air makes a swirling vortex of that reality right in front of your eyes. Another is a red squiggly piece of fiber, possibly from a sweater (size, 109 micrometers; traveled, 71.5 miles). The site draws a direct connection between our individual habits and the amount of microplastics in the air.
5 things you need to know about the future of ESG reporting
Now, regulators are quickly jumping in to address the lack of common reporting standards in ESG reporting. Because of their leadership, the WEF has been invited to the insider working group consulting on ESG standards with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation. 5: Convergence will be a struggle A complaint about the ESG reporting world is the lack of consistency. However, the Europeans, for now, seem to be intent on developing their own version of ESG reporting standards. The pace of change in ESG reporting in 2021 is already unprecedented, and there is more to come.
Kourtney Kardashian's Kids 'Grossed Out' By PDA With Travis
Kourtney Kardashian’s Kids Are ‘Grossed Out’ By Her PDA With Boyfriend Travis BarkerSorry, mom! Kourtney Kardashian’s kids are “grossed out” watching her pack on the PDA with boyfriend Travis Barker, especially “daddy’s boy” Mason, an insider tells Life & Style. Travis dropped the L-bomb while gushing over the mom of three for her birthday on April 18. It looks like the Disick kids will need to look the other way! Reps for Kourtney Kardashian have yet to respond to a request for comment.
Elizabeth Olsen Almost Dropped Mary-Kate and Ashley's Last Name
Elizabeth Olsen revealed she once considered dropping her last name because she wanted to create her own identity outside of sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley. The WandaVision star said she was going to refer to herself as Elizabeth Chase instead (the latter is her middle name). Elizabeth said she was determined to find her own success as a performer and didn’t want to ride on her sisters’ coattails. At the time, Ashley and Mary-Kate, 34, were becoming household names while playing Michelle Tanner on Full House. Matt Baron/ShutterstockNowadays, Ashley and Mary-Kate are focusing on their growing fashion label that was first launched in 2006.
Angel Soft exec explains why toilet paper supply couldn’t keep up with demand when COVID-19 hit
I’m talking about the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020. Yet where COVID-19 was nature’s doing, the toilet paper crisis was entirely humanity’s fault. Talking to CNBC, Noble revealed that the machinery of toilet paper product basically never stops for a break, since it’s a commodity constantly in demand even during normal times. But one good thing did come from the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020. Even my own mother wanted to know if I had any toilet paper I could get her.”
Why is there a ketchup shortage?
When it comes to those little ketchup packets, most restaurants have. America is going through a great ketchup shortage right now, the Wall Street Journal reports. But that extra demand for packet-based ketchup has now led to a shortage. As a matter of fact, the shortage has seen ketchup packet prices skyrocket 13% since January 2020 and pushed ketchup sales to over $1 billion last year. But what is to be done about the great ketchup packet shortage?
The iPad Pro just got way more pro. Now it needs pro software
advertisement advertisementApple is fond of declaring that the iPad Pro isn’t a computer. When Apple introduced the capable new iPad Air last fall, the difference between the iPad Pro and the rest of the iPad line shrank. Now, with these potent new Pro models, that gap just opened up again. However, the iPad—at least in the iPad Pro era—has yet to reach it. Why is iPad Pro hardware so much more pro than iPad Pro software?
The Apple Card’s new feature tackles one of credit’s biggest problems
At its Spring Loaded event held virtually on Tuesday, the very first thing Apple announced was a new Apple Card feature called Apple Card Family. Available in the U.S. in May, Apple Card Family allows two people to co-own an Apple Card credit card, merging their credit lines while building credit together equally. Apple Card Family also lets parents share an Apple Card with their children. The path to women’s credit independence started with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974. In its investigation, NYDFS found that gender was not a factor influencing Apple Card eligibility.
U.S. Department of the Treasury
The current public health crisis and resulting economic crisis have devastated the health and economic wellbeing of millions of Americans. Economic Impact PaymentsThrough this third round of Economic Impact Payments, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury Department) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are ensuring that Americans will receive fast and direct relief during the final phase of the COVID-19 crisis. The Treasury Department and the IRS continue to expand outreach to the millions of homeless, rural poor, and other disadvantaged Americans to ensure that they receive Economic Impact Payments. Child Tax CreditThe American Rescue Plan’s expansion of the Child Tax Credit will substantially reduce child poverty by supplementing the earnings of families receiving the tax credit. The American Rescue Plan waives federal income taxes on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits received in 2020 by middle- and lower-income taxpayers.
Gov. Lujan Grisham signs $330 million relief package for New Mexicans
Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed into law a significant relief package for New Mexicans that will deliver grants to small New Mexico businesses, supplemental payments to the unemployed and other emergency food and housing relief. “I know this stimulus will mean so much to so many New Mexicans as we enter the holiday season,” said Gov. We must continue to evaluate how we can get more assistance to more New Mexicans who need it in this time of crisis. The package provides for $100 million in grants for small businesses in New Mexico. The legislation was approved Tuesday evening in both chambers of the Legislature on overwhelming bipartisan votes.
Derek Chauvin faces three charges. Here’s how his sentencing could unfold.
If the jury in the trial of Derek Chauvin finds him guilty on any of the three charges he faces, it will certainly be a dramatic televised moment when the verdict is read. Mr. Chauvin, who has been out on bail since last fall, might also be able to go home after a guilty verdict, as he awaits sentencing. It would be up to the judge to either order Mr. Chauvin to jail immediately, or let him remain out on bail, should he be found guilty. Mr. Chauvin is charged with two counts of murder — second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder — and the sentencing guidelines for each, for a defendant like Mr. Chauvin with no criminal history, is 12.5 years. Mr. Chauvin is also charged with second-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, but under the guidelines he would most likely be sentenced to four years.
The New York Times just discovered bubble tea, which has been around for decades
While not quite on the level of pea guacamole (yet), a recent New York Times article is raising eyebrows. Originally titled “The Blobs In Your Tea? They’re Supposed To Be There” (although the headline has since changed), the piece chronicled the rise of boba tea–a well-known and delicious drink. First, it’s important to note that bubble tea isn’t new or exotic–it’s a drink that has been prominent in Asian communities for decades and widely available to everyone else for about that long as well. It’s supposed to be there” https://t.co/jCKhcV9OCP — Jeff Yang (@originalspin) August 17, 2017The Blobs in Your Spaghetti?
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
OverviewThe latest COVID-19 relief package provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic. The American Rescue Plan builds upon previously enacted aid measures in 2020:Please see below for a summary of provisions of interest.
HBO And HBO Max Add 2.7M Subscribers In Q1, AT&T Reports As It Beats Wall Street Earnings Expectations
On a combined basis, HBO and streaming service HBO Max added 2.7 subscribers in the first quarter, WarnerMedia parent AT&T reported. HBO Max, the nearly year-old service available at no extra cost to HBO subscribers, propelled the overall HBO number to 44.2 million subscribers. Content revenues increased, which the company attributed to higher sales to HBO Max for theatrical product and basic networks licensing. Those gains were partly offset by lower TV product licensing from prior-year licensing to HBO Max. Globally, HBO and HBO Max reached 63.9 million subscribers.
Maryland RELIEF Act stimulus checks: When do they arrive?
The majority of the stimulus payments have already been processed, according to the state comptroller. — The majority of stimulus payments from Maryland's new RELIEF Act should be processed by Friday February 19, according to the state's comptroller. Larry Hogan signed the bipartisan RELIEF Act of 2021 Monday, February 15, to provide a $1 billion package of emergency coronavirus relief to families and small businesses. The legislation repeals all state and local taxes on unemployment benefits and includes immediate stimulus payments of $500 for families and $300 for individuals who filed for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Franchot's office says 98% of RELIEF Act stimulus payments to individuals will be processed by Friday, February 19.
Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship
This is the people of California saying that we will not leave behind those who are hurting most, whether they are individuals or small businesses. Provides $600 in one-time relief to households receiving the California EITC for 2020. In addition, the following provision is included in today’s action:Restoration of ReductionsRestoration of the previously enacted reductions, effective July 1st, for the University of California, California State University, the Judicial Branch, Child Support Services and for moderate-income housing. The Governor signed the following bills into law today:AB 81 by Assemblymember Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) – COVID-19 relief. SB 87 by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) – California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: income tax: gross income: exclusion: small business grants.
Colorado To Distribute One-Time $375 Stimulus Checks This Week
Hundreds of thousands of state-funded stimulus payments are set to hit the bank accounts of unemployed Coloradans this week, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. “So Colorado is boldly doing our part to help our own.”Since then, the state labor department has notified eligible residents directly, according to its website. Residents don’t need to take any action to receive their payments, according to the labor department. Users using pre-loaded debit cards will get their stimulus checks that way. The payments are significantly less than the federal government’s $1,200 CARES Act stimulus checks issued last spring.
Languages are more connected than we think. This gorgeous visualization proves it
A new installation in an exhibit at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo flips the idea on its head. Their answer is then pushed through Google Translate, and audio of the sentence begins to feed through speakers in 24 different languages. Then, the sentence appears as a data visualization on screens throughout the room. The data visualization component, which shows the sentence you just spoke as colorful, squiggly lines, uses machine learning to convey the semantic similarities between languages. After the data visualizations fade from the screen, the visitor’s response appears written out in a rainbow of different colors and languages across the screens.
How author Amy Tan makes her personal trauma universal
advertisement advertisementListen to the latest episode of Fast Company’s Creative Conversation podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, Google Podcasts, or Stitcher. The novel centered on characters not seen in mainstream literature while having universal appeal. I never had that dream,” Tan says in the latest episode of Fast Company‘s podcast Creative Conversation. “If you’re writing about something that is based on trauma, these things get transmuted over time. But if you can go back and capture the freshest of that, it becomes a source for many different stories,” Tan says.
5 reasons to apply for the 2021 Innovation by Design Awards
Don’t miss your chance to enter the 2021 Innovation by Design Awards , the most prestigious competition honoring creativity in business. Innovation by Design honors the products, services, ideas, and provocations that are transforming companies, organizations, and society. This year, we’re celebrating 10 years of Innovation by Design, and we have some big plans in store. We’ll have a special package in the October issue of Fast Company magazine, online features, an exclusive design partnership, and more. All honorees will be featured on fastcompany.com (which has more than 12 million monthly unique visitors and more than 40 million page views).
4 proven habits you can cultivate to deal with fear and anxiety
Fear and anxiety, on the other hand, you can manage. Available research suggests it also seems to have a big impact on how we interpret uncertainty, in the sense that sleep is a natural anxiety relief medication. But Walker’s research has found that subjects’ anxiety levels decreased dramatically following a full night of sleep. Brain scans show that the medial prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain understood to regulate fear and anxiety, is recharged by nightly rest (and without it, shuts down). The important thing is exercising versus not exercising, as people in the latter group report much higher rates of anxiety (and depression, too).
A 5-point plan for empowering your employees (so you can get back to work)
People keep coming to me for help, which is great, but I often end up doing the job instead of teaching them. —CEO of a well-funded company that is doing great Dear CEO, First, congrats that the company is doing well. With these extra tasks off your plate, you get back to the work you want to be doing—and the work that will actually move the needle. Oftentimes employees go to their managers looking for help, but instead of getting that help the manager does the work for them. I like to use the following steps to help team members become more independent and empowered—and help me get back to the work that I should be doing.
The U.S. plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030
The U.S. now aims to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions in half—between 50% and 52% lower than 2005 levels—by the end of the decade. The Biden administration announced the goal today as its new commitment under the Paris climate agreement , nearly doubling the previous commitment made under Obama. There should be a plausible pathway to success.”In one analysis, Hultman and other researchers found that a combination of new policies and federal standards could cut emissions 51% by 2030. That’s partly by design—countries set voluntary goals under the Paris agreement and then are expected to ramp up ambition over time. More than 200 American companies have science-based targets to cut emissions.
Polaroid Go is an adorable instant camera that fits in your pocket
Which is exactly why Polaroid’s latest camera, the Polaroid Go, looks like the perfect product for the moment. You may recall that Polaroid went bankrupt in 2001. “There’s this [internal] mirror at an angle, that basically defines to a large extent how a Polaroid camera looks,” explains Ignacio Germade, chief design officer at Polaroid. Stock Polaroid film is 3.5 inches square. With the smaller film, Polaroid could shrink the mirror and the rest of the system.
Instead of clogging sidewalks, this bike share company will dock on private property
In New York City, the dominant micromobility option is Citi Bike, the official bike-sharing system of the city. But one micromobility company wants to try a new model: putting its sharable bikes on private property instead. Unlike with Citi Bikes, users will be able to reserve the e-bikes via smartphone; they’ll be charged $1 for unlocking, plus 25¢ per minute of use, versus Citi Bike’s $3.50 per single ride under 30 minutes and 18¢ per minute thereafter. Citi Bike, Wejman says, “has done a tremendous job of driving cycling adoption in New York,” and the cycling infrastructure is already in place. The aim is to complement Citi Bike with a fleet of electric bikes, to show that demand can be met with private and public models working together.
How I learned to think like a 12-year-old to spark my creativity
You’ve tried everything—revisited past success, done exhaustive strategic work, brainstormed ad nauseam, but, despite your best efforts, the brainstormed concept isn’t landing. Rewrite the assignment from a sixth grader’s viewpointDon’t change anything about the “ask”; change the way in which it is asked. Whatever it may be, it should be so far away from the mental space you’re typically in that your brain can wonder. Random tasks and responsibilities will start to trickle in, and it might not make sense, which is good. Go wide and simply jot those words down, as if it’s in a dream you’ll soon forget, because you will.
Ten miles above the Earth, these machines can capture CO2 from the air
It was carrying new technology designed to capture CO2 from the atmosphere at a height of 52,800 feet. The startup, an Israel-based company called High Hopes with a German subsidiary, isn’t the first to develop so-called “direct air capture” technology to fight climate change. Others followed, including Global Thermostat, a startup that built a giant carbon capture plant in Alabama. But High Hopes is taking a new approach to the problem. With relatively little energy, the air can be cooled enough to freeze the carbon out of the air and capture it in an adsorbent material.
It takes 15 gallons of water to distress a pair of jeans. Uniqlo is trying to change that
Creating a stonewashed or distressed look on a single pair of jeans requires 15 gallons of water. Last year, the Japanese retailer opened a Jeans Innovation Center in Los Angeles to develop more eco-friendly approaches to manufacturing jeans. Given Uniqlo’s enormous scale—its parent company is the world’s most valuable clothing retailer—this new approach could have a large impact. Fast Retailing—Uniqlo’s parent company, which also owns Theory and Helmut Lang—hasn’t fared well in recent sustainability reports. To create a stonewashed look, Uniqlo previously used pumice stones, but they would quickly break down, producing a residue, so the brand switched to artificial stones that last much longer.
Avoid these 7 résumé mistakes if you want a job interview
The stepping stones include networking, résumé prep, social media optimization, pre-interviews—all this even before you get to the interview. Fortunately, there’s a new study that highlights résumé mistakes to avoid. Excessive length A majority of employers polled (57%) said they would likely reject a résumé that’s longer than two pages. Not tailored to job A fourth error that can turn off a potential employer is submitting a résumé that’s not tailored to the position you’re applying for. advertisementTo tailor your résumé, study the job description and make sure the key competencies they’re looking for are easy to find on the page.
Buying a home is harder in these 3 states where income has been stagnant
Owning a home is a key part of the iconic American dream, but when housing costs go up—and wage levels do not— that makes it hard to do. A new study from QuoteWizard by LendingTree finds that the imbalance today is real. Over the past 10 years, the median price of a home has increased 70% to $129,000 while the median income has only risen 30% to $14,695. The states with the biggest gaps are:Nevada : 118.8 percentage points or $275,724: 118.8 percentage points or $275,724 Idaho : 118.6 percentage points or $298,001: 118.6 percentage points or $298,001 Arizona: 99.3 percentage points or $256,945If buying a home is important to you, consider developing a taste for cheesecake, Bobbie sandwiches, or gumbo, because in New York, Delaware, and Louisiana, income increased more than housing costs did. For its study, QuoteWizard by LendingTree analyzed data from Zillow and the U.S. Census.
IRS warning: Your tax refund could be delayed if you mess up on the new cryptocurrency question
The Internal Revenue Service added a question about cryptocurrency on 1040 tax forms for 2020, asking taxpayers if they’ve “received, sold, sent, exchanged, or otherwise acquired any financial interest in any virtual currency” during the past year. (Note: You don’t have to answer “yes” to that question if you only purchased cryptocurrency in 2020.) Now, the agency is reminding taxpayers to make sure they answer the new cryptocurrency question correctly—otherwise, they could see a delay in their tax refunds. All of which is a way of saying, if you dabble in crypto, make sure you answer the crypto question correctly. According to federal law, digital currencies such as bitcoin and litecoin are considered property and therefore subject to capital gains tax.
Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko's Biggest Pandemic Lesson: Never Say 'Never'
She'd founded her company, Houzz, in 2009 along with her husband, Alon Cohen. More than a decade later, stay-home orders and subsequent health-and-safety precautions forced Tatarko to work from home again. And in the process, Tatarko learned perhaps her biggest lesson from the pandemic: Never say never. Houzz saw 60 percent growth in homeowners looking for help from professionals during 2020. Houzz also saw a boost in outdoor-space renovations, and investments in using every inch of a property.
HBO Max sees subscribers surge due to Warner Bros. movies debuting direct to streaming
AT&T has reported that HBO and HBO Max had a terrific first quarter of 2021, reports Deadline. The company’s subscription and streaming services added 2.7 million subscribers in the quarter that just ended. Also during the quarter, HBO Max debuted Zack Snyder’s Justice League, another anticipated title (with an almost mythical status among fans). However, Netflix’s 4 million haul was well under the 6 million subscribers expected. And if HBO Max’s numbers now reveal anything, it’s that viewers subscribe to get access to new, hit content like Godzilla vs. Kong.
Report says Biden may lower nicotine in cigarettes. Wait, is that even possible?
The Biden administration is considering whether to lower the nicotine content of cigarettes to nonaddictive levels, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, then-President Trump’s FDA commissioner tried to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes, but his policy efforts were abandoned when he abruptly resigned in 2019. Regulating nicotine content has reportedly been under discussion at the FDA since the 1990s. The 2009 Tobacco Control Act allows the FDA to regulate ingredient levels in cigarettes, but it also required that regulations be backed up by scientific research. This clause was a coup for the tobacco industry, because scientific research takes years.
Waiting for a fourth stimulus check? Some states are sending direct payments, too
It’s a new age of stimulus payments in America, where some households received 4-5 payments in the last year. If you thought stimulus payments come only from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), think again: Some Californians were surprised to find $600 stimulus payments in their bank accounts this month. What’s going on with state stimulus payments? The idea is to shore up struggling workers while also playing fair with taxpayers who missed out on federal stimulus checks. The Maryland and California stimulus checks were signed into law in February, before President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act in March, which provides federal stimulus checks of up to $1,400.
Lightning-Fast Home Sales Are Leaving Sellers Stranded
Since this comes with added risk to the seller, most are unwilling to accept these offers in today’s red-hot market. “Listings are so low that buyers will wait.”Typically, sellers would pay a daily, weekly or monthly rate to lease the home back from the buyer. For one, sellers can move in with friends or family — something the Torstensons are currently considering. This requires putting most belongings in storage, but for sellers with loved ones nearby, it’s often the most economical choice. Get Money’s Toolkit By clicking "Get Money's Toolkit," I would like to receive relevant marketing communications from Money and selected partners.
Today's 30-Year Mortgage Rates Are The Lowest They've Been Since February | April 22, 2021
Today’s 30-year fixed mortgage ratesThe 30-year rate is 3.333%. Today’s mortgage refinance ratesThe average rates for 30-year loans, 15- year loans and 5/1 jumbo ARMs are:The refinance rate on a 30-year fixed-rate refinance is 3.663%. View Rates for April 22, 2021Where are mortgage rates heading this year? Tips for getting the lowest mortgage rate possibleThere is no universal mortgage rate that all borrowers receive. Our mortgage rate methodologyMoney’s daily mortgage rates show the average rate offered by over 8,000 lenders across the United States the most recent business day rates are available for.
Caring for Your Pet's Teeth Can Take a Big Bite out of Your Budget. What Does Insurance Cover?
What pet insurance does and doesn’t coverLet’s begin with the dental work that almost certainly isn’t covered by pet insurance: preventive treatment. But, as with medical conditions, the disease cannot be present when the animal is insured — since pet insurance does not cover pre-existing conditions. Further, reimbursement for periodontal treatments may be denied if the owner ignored calls to clean the pet’s teeth. Other sources also recommend regular brushing of your pet’s teeth, with help from your vet to get started. Download nowMore from Money:Best Pet Insurance CompaniesWhy Choosing a Higher Pet Insurance Deductible Can Pay OffHow Much Does Pet Insurance Cost?
The Future of Substack and Amazon’s Failed Union Effort
Is the newsletter platform Substack the new media wunderkind or a flash in the pan? What can we learn from the failed effort to unionize Amazon workers in Alabama? Plus, they examine why the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union failed to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama. You can follow Youngme, Mihir, Rebecca, and Rawi on Twitter at: @YoungmeMoon, @DesaiMihirA, @RebeccaReCap, and @RawiAbdelal. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management.
Why AI That Teaches Itself to Achieve a Goal Is the Next Big Thing
Despite its demonstrated usefulness, however, reinforcement learning is mostly used in academia and niche areas like video games and robotics. In fact, any time you have to make decisions in sequence — what AI practitioners call sequential decision tasks — there a chance to deploy reinforcement learning. Reinforcement Learning at Work How top companies are using this breed of AI to solve tough problems. We felt this was a good reinforcement learning opportunity — it had the right balance between clarity and dynamic complexity. Don’t start with reinforcement learning if you can tackle a problem with other machine learning or optimization techniques.
A Fair Way to Lead a Team of Contractors and Full-Time Employees
But the reality is that full-time employees (FTEs) and contractors have different motivations, expectations and backgrounds. Motivations and OpportunitiesUnderstanding the differences between the motivations and opportunities of internal team members and project-based contractors is the first step. These often can come from team members and the team leader, all of whom can post on social media. Ground rulesAs you bring the team together and launch the work, create and enforce explicit agreements and ground rules of behavior for both contractors and internal project team members. Will team members and contractors present themselves as part of the same organization or as people coming from different places?
Algorithmic Nudges Don’t Have to Be Unethical
University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass Sunstein popularized the term “nudge” in 2008, but due to recent advances in AI and machine learning, algorithmic nudging is much more powerful than its non-algorithmic counterpart. Algorithmic nudging tactics are increasingly being employed in work environments as companies are using texts, gamification, and push notifications to influence their workforce. For many companies, nudging workers is a promising approach to achieve their organizational goals through higher worker performance and/or cost savings. But companies should not give up on algorithmic management to control workers through nudging. Companies engaging in algorithmic nudging need to be transparent about the collection and storage of this data.
The Future of Meat
Could meat grown in labs offer a sustainable – and palatable – future? Didier Toubia, CEO and co-founder of cultured meat start-up Aleph Farms, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the biotech, ethics, and economics of making beef without cows. They also discuss:Why food security and public health are driving the development of alternative protein sources. Why cultivated meat may achieve price parity with normal beef within five years. How cultivated meat might integrate within the existing food supply chains.
How to Avoid Problems Rolling Over a Car Loan
Automotive sales and financing contracts are complicated, so it’s good to get help before you sign on the dotted line
The Best ESG Stocks in the Dow
Dow stocks with high ESG scores often happen to be some of analysts' favorite blue-chip stocks to buy, too. Amgen Market value: $149.2 billion$149.2 billion Dividend yield: 2.7%2.7% MSCI ESG rating: AA Amgen (AMGN, $259.14), which replaced Pfizer (PFE) in the Dow last year, gets an AA ESG rating from MSCI – a level it first attained in June 2019. The drinks giant also is among the best ESG stocks in the Dow, claiming a MSCI rating of AA. Salesforce.com Market value: $209.1 billion$209.1 billion Dividend yield: N/AN/A MSCI ESG rating: AA Salesforce.com (CRM, $227.96), which also was added to the Dow last year, gets an AA ESG rating from MSCI, thanks to high marks for human capital development and privacy and data security. 3M Market value: $114.9 billion$114.9 billion Dividend yield: 3.0%3.0% MSCI ESG rating: AAA 3M (MMM, $198.30) is the first of only two Dow stocks to receive a perfect MSCI ESG rating of AAA.
15 Best ESG Funds for Responsible Investors
Investors' hunger for ESG funds and stocks is growing at a rapid clip. This is primarily the realm of ESG funds, which aim to hold stocks with good environmental, social and governance practices. Here are 15 of the best ESG funds for investors looking to put their money where their values are. Most of these picks, which include mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) alike, use a combination of SRI exclusion and ESG inclusion. Vanguard FTSE Social Index Fund uses a passive strategy that tracks the FTSE4Good US Select Index, a market-capitalization-weighted index that screens constituents for ESG criteria.
5 Reasons to Choose Battery-Powered Lawn Tools
Battery mowers, string trimmers, and the like have a lower environmental impact, and they perform better than ever
Safety Concerns Prompt Consumer Reports to Remove Peloton Tread+ From Its Ratings
The CPSC has linked the treadmill to 39 incidents where people or objects have been pulled under the machine
7 ESG ETFs to Buy for Responsible Profits
However, given the difficulty in assessing individual ESG stocks by their various standards, ESG ETFs help provide investors with a basket of stocks (and even bonds) that meet a baseline of various "responsible" metrics. Here are seven of the most interest ESG ETFs to buy if you're interested in joining the trend. Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF Assets under management: $2.0 billion$2.0 billion Expenses: 0.15% If you're interested in geographical diversification, consider the Vanguard ESG International Stock ETF (VSGX, $62.65). But Nuveen's ESG ETF has accumulated more than $800 million in net assets in its short time on the market. This ESG ETF has been around for more than a decade, launching in February 2007.
Stock Market Today: Dow Bounces Back as Earnings Beats Roll On
Wednesday maintained the same light-news, heavy-earnings pace of the past couple of days, but with a much better result that saw the major indexes close in the black. Netflix (NFLX) was the primary focus of today's earnings slate. Its stock tanked by 7.4% after it reported disappointing subscriber growth in Q1 and predicted much of the same for Q2. Indeed, Verizon (VZ, -0.4%), Halliburton (HAL, -3.6%) and Edwards Lifesciences (EW, +6.3%) were among a few dozen companies to announce Street-beating earnings over the past 24 hours alone. Sign up for Kiplinger's FREE Investing Weekly e-letter for stock, ETF and mutual fund recommendations, and other investing advice.
10 Quick Tips for Going Green at Home
You don’t need to buy anything to go greener. Small, simple steps can add up to save energy, money, and the planet.
The Essentials You Need for an Estate Plan
If you’ve been putting off your estate plan, you aren’t alone. Otherwise, the beneficiary instructions take precedence, even if you ask for something different in your will. “For that, you’ll need a living will, also known as an advance directive or medical POA.” A living will names a conservator to make medical decisions on your behalf. Your living will should serve as a guide for the conservator by listing medical instructions for yourself. My mother had to go to court just for the right to make his medical decisions,” says Simasko.
Did You Know Your Financial Adviser Can ‘Fire’ You as a Client? Here Are 6 Times When They Should
Our goal as financial advisers usually is to build our client base, not reduce it, so letting go of clients seems counterintuitive. Below I address six scenarios and circumstances where I believe a financial adviser should fire a client. The client doesn't fit your ideal client profile We are going through new ownership and rebranding in my current firm. This is a “win-win” for the adviser and the client because you can focus your services to best fit your clients’ needs. A solution here may be referring the client to a different adviser or firm that can better meet their needs.
The Facebook Family of Apps Dresses Up for the 93rd Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is teaming up with Facebook on interactive, real-time virtual experiences across multiple platforms for the 93rd Academy Awards, which will air on ABC Sunday (April 25) at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST.
BuzzFeed Touts Lighthouse to Ease Third-Party Data Blackout Woes
BuzzFeed Touts Lighthouse to Ease Third-Party Data Blackout WoesMost publishers are still unprepared for the disappearance of information
Coors Seltzer Doesn’t Want You to Shower on Earth Day
Coors Seltzer is aiming for dirty humans and clean rivers on Earth Day . Don't miss The Business of Marketing, a new series featuring leading c-suite executives sharing insights on the importance of leveraging the intersectionality of marketing, finance, technology, HR and the boardroom to drive business growth.
Snapchatters Gear Up for a Return to Movie Theaters
As Covid-19 vaccines become more widely available and more businesses begin reopening their doors or increasing their capacities, the No. 1 post-pandemic activity that Snapchatters are looking forward to is going to the movies.
YouTube Clarifies Monetization Policies for Social Justice Content
YouTube provided some clarification on how social justice content on its platform is or is not monetized.
Bombay Sapphire Created a Grocery Store That’s Also a Vibrant Pop Art Installation
LONDON—Artists have a knack for seeing the extraordinary in the mundane, and what better subject to transform than the grocery store, a place most of us visit every week?
Consumer-Mindsets Help Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Eric Lempel Innovate
For the gaming industry, show floors are a crucial way for audiences to get a feel of upcoming consoles. But with the pandemic causing many of the industry’s in-person events to be closed, Eric Lempel—Sony Interactive Entertainment’s SVP and Head of Global Marketing—and team pivoted to unveiling their PlayStation 5 online. Not only has the showcase been watched over 25 million times but it helped SIE report a 40% year-on-year increase in sales.
Here are the CMOs Who Have Stepped Into New Roles This Year
Here are the CMOs Who Have Stepped Into New Roles This YearThe majority of moves seen in apparel, entertainment, retail, auto and restaurants.
The Curtain on Earth Day! The Musical to Rise on Facebook Watch
Facebook teamed up with EarthDay.org on Earth Day! The Musical, which will debut on the Facebook Watch page at 9 a.m. PST/noon EST on Earth Day (Thursday, April 22). Don't miss The Business of Marketing, a new series featuring leading c-suite executives sharing insights on the importance of leveraging the intersectionality of marketing, finance, technology, HR and the boardroom to drive business growth.
To Ratchet Up Retention, the Financial Times Restructures Its Consumer Revenue Team
After a windfall year of subscriber acquisitions, the Financial Times has found itself in the enviable position of needing to solve a problem most publishers would love to have: Retention.
Facebook Begins Testing In-Stream Video Topics
Facebook Begins Testing In-Stream Video TopicsInstagram Reels ads, custom stickers ads for Stories are being trialed, as well
4 Things a Marketer Learned at the Apple Event
I’m someone with a fascination with Apple. Here are the four main takeaways from Apple’s event on Tuesday:Don't miss The Business of Marketing, a new series featuring leading c-suite executives sharing insights on the importance of leveraging the intersectionality of marketing, finance, technology, HR and the boardroom to drive business growth.
Don’t Ghost Your Mentors and Mentees
Editor’s note: This piece is part of our Columnist Network series, which explores the tactical thoughts and actions from Adweek’s community of high-level experts. Today, Pinterest’s global head of business marketing Jim Habig reflects on how we’ve lost connection with our mentors and mentees during the pandemic—and how to rekindle these relationships.
Unilever’s Love Beauty and Planet Rolls Out Reusable Bottles
As its name implies, personal care brand Love Beauty and Planet was designed with sustainability in mind. Don't miss The Business of Marketing, a new series featuring leading c-suite executives sharing insights on the importance of leveraging the intersectionality of marketing, finance, technology, HR and the boardroom to drive business growth.
Hornbach Wants You to Kick Off Your Spring Projects With Some Glorious Destruction
Most home improvement advertisers follow a pretty standard guidebook: Show homeowners happily hammering some two-by-fours into a frame, then cut to them standing back and looking on with pride at the finished product.
2 Defunct Retailers Are Plotting Comebacks—Here’s Why One Is More Likely to Survive
2 Defunct Retailers Are Plotting Comebacks—Here’s Why One Is More Likely to SurviveCentury 21 and Lord & Taylor have big plans for 2021
Amazon Is Opening a Hair Salon to Serve as a Lab for New Tech
Amazon will soon offer state-of-the-art hair appointments with a new salon it’s opening to serve as a testing ground for retail technology like augmented reality (AR) hair coloring and point-and-learn product displays.
Nielsen Will Start Measuring Streaming More Like Linear TV
Nielsen Will Start Measuring Streaming More Like Linear TVNew ratings system will break down OTT viewership by audiences and dayparts
Exclusive: Maria Menounos Will Host 2021 IAB NewFronts
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is bringing one of entertainment television’s most well-known hosts to guide viewers through NewFronts week.
Comscore Will Measure Sling TV’s National Addressable Data as Part of Renewed Dish Agreement
Comscore and Dish, which first teamed up to measure Dish’s addressable impressions in 2012, have struck a strategic partnership that extends Comscore’s data license to virtual MVPD Sling TV.
As Hispanic TV Consolidates, Demand for Broader Depictions of Latino Life Grows
Hispanics make up nearly 20% of the U.S. population, yet as TV viewers and consumers, they’re still an underserved community.
MassMutual Appoints Grey as Creative Agency of Record
Springfield, Mass.-based MassMutual Life Insurance Company named WPP’s Grey as its creative agency of record as the brand seeks to update its approach to marketing. Grey will lead the assignment out of its New York headquarters and take responsibility for brand advertising, strategy and integrated marketing efforts across channels.
US Navy Reenlists VMLY&R as Agency of Record
VMLY&R is poised to continue serving as the U.S. Navy agency of record, assuming it can navigate the sometimes choppy waters of the bid protest period.
Lacoste Recruits 7 Creatives to Showcase Its International Appeal in New Spot
Lacoste Recruits 7 Creatives to Showcase Its International Appeal in New SpotThe 'Crocodiles Play Collective' campaign features artists wearing the brand’s polo shirt
Wolfgang Puck Talks Reopening Restaurants Post-Pandemic
There are few people who have a better read of the food industry than celebrity and Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck.
Heineken Responded Perfectly to the Implosion of the European Super League
In America, the XFL is the most iconic example of a football league that couldn’t go the distance, lasting only five games in 2020 before collapsing into bankruptcy—two decades after barely making it through one season in its original 2001 incarnation.
5 Times Influencers Helped Yesterday’s Luxury Brands Get Chic Again
Back in 1955, Paramount Studios’ legendary costume designer Edith Head sized up a young actress named Grace Kelly and handed her a sac à dépêches, a simple leather handbag made by Hermès in Paris. Because she worked for Alfred Hitchcock, Head could pretty much buy what she wanted. And to Head’s unerring eye, the 26-year-old Kelly, starring alongside Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief, required a simple, stylish purse. The bag’s appearance in the film was forgettable, but a year later—and shortly after Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco—she used the bag to deftly conceal her obvious pregnancy from the paparazzi. While the photographers popped their flashbulbs, eyes popped over the beautiful leather accessory, and Hermès’ sac à dépêches became, simply, the Kelly Bag.
What to Expect From One Club’s Virtual Creative Week 2021
The One Club for Creativity has released the schedule and theme for its Virtual Creative Week 2021, and it will focus on a global audience, with content for and by creative leaders in different regions. The event will run June 7-11.
Quiz: What Do You Really Know About TV and Video Pop Culture?
Quiz: What Do You Really Know About TV and Video Pop Culture? Test your convergent TV knowledge for a chance to win an Apple TV 4K
Unilever Marketing Chief Conny Braams on How Marketers Benefit From Sustainability
As the climate crisis remains an ongoing issue, there is a growing need for companies to adopt and maintain sustainability measures in order to reduce their carbon footprints. In response, the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) has introduced the Planet Pledge to help marketers lead their organizations forward in their sustainability measures. The organization’s new deputy president—Unilever’s marketing chief Conny Braams—offers her advice to marketers on pursuing that change.
Netflix Knows Its Originals Output Has Slowed—but Reinforcements Are on the Way
Netflix Knows Its Originals Output Has Slowed—but Reinforcements Are on the WayWith production resuming in most markets, the streamer is promising a packed second half
Building Better Work Models for the Next Normal
Planning our return to physical workspaces offers an opportunity to intentionally activate the thrive response within employees. Unlike the stress-induced survival response that limits critical thinking, the thrive response stimulates curiosity. Sustainable work models are best defined by the people working within them. Not every employee can be involved in every decision, but in order to activate their thrive response, everyone needs to feel heard and supported via transparent communication. Just as some employees may have been unhappy with work arrangements before the pandemic, others will likely take issue with the post-pandemic work order.
The Practices That Set Learning Organizations Apart
Member Free 5 free articles per month, $6.95/article thereafter, free newsletter. The authors validated their initial findings through a survey of learning and development (L&D) and HR professionals, with 251 responses. This research was funded through support from two Irish government organizations: the Trainers’ Learning Skillnet and the Irish Institute of Training and Development. The results show that relatively few organizations had strong L&D programs in place before the pandemic. The Case for Investments in L&DWe conducted our quantitative survey in 2019 and found that few organizations had a strategic, forward-looking approach to L&D.
Building Better Work Models for the Next Normal
Member Free 5 free articles per month, $6.95/article thereafter, free newsletter. Work-life issues that preceded the pandemic have intensified, and the emergency measures implemented in early 2020 are finally wearing thin. Planning the return to shared physical workspaces offers an opportunity to transform lessons learned during the pandemic into a sustainable model of work. Planning our return to physical workspaces offers an opportunity to intentionally activate the thrive response within employees. Unlike the stress-induced survival response that limits critical thinking, the thrive response stimulates curiosity.
Study Shows Brands Need to Do a Better Job Reaching People With Disabilities
One glaring oversight is leading many marketers to fail to connect with a substantial audience. Don't miss The Business of Marketing, a new series featuring leading c-suite executives sharing insights on the importance of leveraging the intersectionality of marketing, finance, technology, HR and the boardroom to drive business growth.
Keeping humanity central to solving climate change
In the ger district where they lived, most people do not have central heating, and they warm their homes by making fire in their stoves. “The science has been clear on climate change, and it has been clear for a while; but as we see, the facts don’t change people’s behavior. Clare Balboni, the 3M Career Development Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics, teaches graduate- and undergraduate-level courses on environmental policy and economics. Balboni joined the Department of Economics in 2019 and has been working toward making environmental economics a core topic in the department. As climate change issues become an even more important topic in national legislation and policymaking — especially with the new Biden-Harris administration in office — Nobles expects research and teaching to follow suit.
How Freeform Solved the Marketing Riddle of Creating a Shared but Safe Experience
Freeform, the Disney-owned cable channel that specializes in young adult programming, has come up with a clever answer to an experiential riddle marketers have faced for months: How do you throw a real-life event where people are safely alone, yet somehow together?
Did Home Economics Empower Women?
Of all the paradoxes in the paradoxical field known as home economics, perhaps the most peculiar is the practice house, with its practice baby. Yet the experiments were collectivist projects, nothing like the domestic lot of most American women, or the idealized futures that home ec touted. For most of them, home economics represented the only way they could enter scientific fields. Mamer “saw a longer, healthier, fuller life for women,” Dreilinger writes. Women, fortunately, can go into science now without insisting that they’re doing so in the service of tidier homes.
How 1.5 Degrees Became the Key to Climate Progress
That number is 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is enshrined in Article 2 of the 2016 Paris climate accord as the world’s official goal for how much we will let the planet warm. Even though the temperature had risen less than one degree Celsius, we were already seeing extensive Arctic ice melt, for instance. In the years since, the number has dramatically reorganized global thinking around the climate, setting up the possibility that we might improve on the Paris timetable. You’ve taken on the task of helping defend the Arctic ice sheet. This is affecting the very stability of global climate regulators.
The Audacity and Greed of the Super League
We’ve largely become inured to the valorization of greed, and yet the announcement, on Sunday, of the creation of a European Super League still managed to shock. In contrast, the Super League would be “the rich stealing what the people created.” (Notably, P.S.G., a very rich club, refused to commit to the Super League. German clubs function according to a community-ownership structure, which likely explains why Bayern Munich, the reigning Champions League winner, and Borussia Dortmund allegedly spurned overtures from the Super League.) UEFA and FIFA, the governing bodies that oversee the Champions League and the World Cup, respectively, threatened to bar Super League participants from their competitions. United’s American owners, who also own the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, were at the center of the Super League proposal.
An N.C.A.A. Press Release on Gender Disparity
The disparity between the Division I men’s and women’s basketball championships was highlighted in a document provided to multiple media outlets by the NCAA. It has been brought to my attention that there is a history of gender inequality, and we’re very concerned by this. It is urgent that this group—composed of former male athletes, male educators, and male executives—get to the bottom of the women’s problems. Let’s address the first issue: the disparity between the men’s and women’s weight rooms. Of course, the press picks and chooses what it wants to disclose, so I’m happy to report that we sent plenty of other equipment.
The Sorrow and Relief in Minneapolis
On Monday morning, shortly after the final arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd began, members of Floyd’s family walked through the deserted streets of downtown Minneapolis toward the fortified entrance of the Hennepin County Government Center. “For some reason, I’ve been beating myself up, because I didn’t come to the store that day,” he said, of the day Floyd was killed. He had spoken on the phone with a brother in Los Angeles, who asked him whether Minneapolis was going to burn. Within the hour, several hundred people gathered in downtown Minneapolis for a rally. And they chanted the name of Daunte Wright, whose funeral will be held on Thursday, at the Shiloh Temple, in north Minneapolis.
Oscars Spotlight: The 2021 Nominees for Best Picture
Under the newly devised rating system, “Oliver!” became the first G-rated film to win Best Picture, and it remains the last. Two of this year’s eight Best Picture nominees are set largely in 1969, and they show what Hollywood wouldn’t bring itself to see back then. But what will this year’s Best Picture slate reveal to observers a half century from now? Before we find out the big winner, this Sunday, here’s a look at the eight contenders for Best Picture. But that doesn’t necessarily add up to a Best Picture win; last year, “Joker” had the most nominations, followed by “The Irishman,” “1917,” and “Once Upon a Time .
Helping Martin Scorsese and Wes Anderson Find Their Groove
Josh Deutsch and Randall Poster Illustration by João Fazenda“A girl I knew from sleepaway camp—maybe she was my first girlfriend—introduced us,” Poster said recently. Poster said, “I remember getting into Studio 54 in eleventh grade and thinking, ‘I want to be a grownup.’ ”A grantable wish. & R. executive at big labels and as the founder of his own record company, and Poster as a sought-after music supervisor in tele­vision and film, who works with Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, and Todd Haynes, among others. “The only person in advertising I knew was Darrin Stephens, in ‘Bewitched.’ ” He went on, “In music licensing, there’s no blue book. It’s why you’re seeing a lot of institutional money in music rights.”Poster added, “This is where I say, ‘What he said.’ ” ?
The Forgotten History of the Campaign to Purge Chinese from America
Largely forgotten in this defining period of American history, however, is the virulent racism that Chinese immigrants endured on the other side of the country. In one particularly horrific episode, in 1885, white miners in Rock Springs, in the Wyoming Territory, massacred at least twenty-eight Chinese miners and drove out several hundred others. They captured about seventy-five Chinese miners and marched them through the town of Shasta, where people pelted them with stones. The incident remains one of the worst instances of a mass lynching in American history. It banned Chinese laborers from entering the United States for ten years, and prohibited Chinese immigrants already here from becoming citizens.
Jobless Claims May Show Uptick as Trend Stays Positive: Live Updates
Live Jobless Claims May Show Uptick as Trend Stays Positive: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Credit Suisse reports a loss as regulators open an investigation. Credit Suisse also said on Thursday that it had sold bonds to investors to raise $2 billion to shore up its capital. But he suggested that Credit Suisse would not retreat from investment banking. The Swiss regulator, known as Finma, said it would “investigate in particular possible shortcomings in risk management” at Credit Suisse. Credit... Apple, via Reuters Tile said Apple boxed out its products and then copied them.
Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biographer Halt Shipping of His Roth Book
“There was an environment of dirty jokes and permissiveness,” said Elizabeth Gross, a former student who now teaches at Tulane University. Some students said his remarks and behavior were attempts to “groom” them for sexual encounters years later. Eve Peyton, 40, a former student who now works in publicity at a high school in New Orleans, said that Mr. Bailey raped her when she was a graduate student. In June 2003, she was a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and engaged to be married. She and Mr. Bailey both happened to be visiting New Orleans at the same time and met for drinks.
Covid-19 Live Updates: India Sets Global Record for Daily Infections
Live Covid-19 Live Updates: India Sets Global Record for Daily Infections More than 312,000 new cases were recorded in 24 hours, surpassing the U.S. high in January. India has surpassed 15.6 million total infections, second most after the United States. During the clinical trials of the vaccines, pregnant women were excluded. All the Johnson & Johnson shots that have been administered in the United States have come from overseas. In statements on Wednesday, the F.D.A., Emergent and Johnson & Johnson all said they were working to resolve the problems at the factory.
Live Updates: Biden Reasserts U.S. Leadership on Climate Change
Leadership on Climate Change President Biden will commit the United States to cutting emissions by half by the end of the decade at a virtual Earth Day summit. Rest of the World China +80 gigawatts of coal power China continues to build more new coal power plants than it retires. +80 gigawatts of coal power +70 +60 +50 +40 New coal capacity Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. +80 gigawatts of coal power +60 Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam. +80 gigawatts of coal power Outside of China, countries adding the most new coal power capacity include India, Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam.
The U.S. Has a New Climate Goal. How Does It Stack Up Globally?
The United States officially has a new goal for fighting climate change over the next decade. The later baseline makes the United States target look a bit better, because it omits a period when emissions were rising. Mr. Biden unveiled the pledge ahead of a White House climate summit for world leaders, declaring that the United States is ready to reclaim a leadership role on climate change. India China 3.4 0.9 2020 1990 2030 1990 2020 2030 The United States was still increasing emissions until the mid-2000s, while Europe took earlier action. The administration is also betting that expanding clean-energy technology willIt remains to be seen if the United States can pull that off.
Girl, 10, Who Witnessed George Floyd's Murder and Testified at Trial Says 'We Brought Change'
Judeah Reynolds watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd. After watching the verdict announced Tuesday on TV, "My mom said that we brought change," Judeah told Good Morning America. Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. RELATED VIDEO: Derek Chauvin Convicted of All Charges in Murder of George FloydIn an Instagram post after the verdict, Frazier, now 18, wrote: "I just cried so hard. THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU""George Floyd we did it!
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They Believe in Ambitious Women. But They Also See the Costs. This generation of teenagers was raised hearing that girls could be anything they wanted, but the last four years made a big, sobering impression.
20 Incredibly Classy Vintage Pics of Academy Awards Winners Past
McDaniel's groundbreaking Best Supporting Actress win in 1940 was for her role in 1939's Gone with the Wind. She was the first Black person to be nominated for and win an Oscar.
Shawn Johnson East Says Daughter Drew, 17 Months, Got 'Goose Egg' Bruise from Running Into Table
Shawn Johnson East, who is currently pregnant with her second baby, says daughter Drew Hazel "doesn't realize how tall she is"Shawn Johnson East's toddler got her first big bruise. "To answer a few burning questions haha... -yes, we are aware of her bruise haha," wrote Johnson East. "Here we go again," she captioned the Instagram post at the time, which also included a family snap with Drew. Shawn Johnson Credit: Shawn Johnson/InstagramLater in January, Johnson East revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19. Johnson East and her NFL player husband tied the knot in April 2016.
Whoopi Goldberg Is Writing a Superhero Movie About an Older Black Woman: 'They're Saving the Earth'
Whoopi Goldberg isn't waiting for Marvel to bring her vision of a superhero to lifeWhoopi Goldberg Is Writing a Superhero Movie About an Older Black Woman: 'They're Saving the Earth'Not so fast, Marvel. Whoopi Goldberg is about to launch a new superhero. The actress and The View co-host, 65, revealed to Variety she's in the process of writing a script for a superhero movie about an older Black woman who gets powers and has to learn to use them. Maybe there's gonna be some of the kids [from Sister Act 2]. sister-act-2.jpg EverettThe film follows 1992's Sister Act and 1993's Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
Scott Foley Opens Up About His Family's Big Move East — and His New Job with Ellen DeGeneres
Of course, those weren't the only big changes for Foley and his family in the past year. scott foley Credit: Jake Giles Netter/HBO MaxHow did you wind up involved with Ellen's Next Great Designer? RELATED: Scott Foley's Wife Wife Marika Domi?czyk on His Sexiest Quality: 'He's So Hot When He Woodworks'What inspired the move to Connecticut? I love to tinker, I love to make things, I love working with wood. When they first started school this year, it was all home school and then they went into a hybrid model.
Lizzo Says She Has 'Nothing to Hide' About Her Body: 'There's No Shame Anymore'
You don't have to love me," Lizzo said during a conversation hosted by Dove for the brand's Self-Esteem ProjectLizzo Says She Has 'Nothing to Hide' About Her Body: 'There's No Shame Anymore'There's no stopping Lizzo from owning her body. Lizzo Credit: Lizzo/InstagramFor Lizzo, self-love wasn't a choice, it "was literal survival," she explained. Then I became body positive, which is the opposite of that. Lizzo's ultimate goal is to foster a world where bodies of all shapes and sizes are accepted and body positive statements don't need to be big moments anymore. Lizzo Be Voting Lizzo | Credit: Lizzo/Instagram"I was following people before who I thought were beautiful and they were society's beauty standard.
Chris Christie Is Considering a 2024 Presidential Bid, Whether Trump Runs or Not: Report
In December, Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt he "would not" rule out the possibility of running again for the presidencyChris Christie Is Considering a 2024 Presidential Bid, Whether Trump Runs or Not: ReportNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address on January 14, 2014 in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, New JerseyNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address on January 14, 2014 in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, New JerseyChris Christie is mulling a 2024 presidential bid, according to a new report. In December, Christie told radio host Hugh Hewitt he "would not" rule out the possibility of running again for the presidency. For his part, Trump has also repeatedly teased a 2024 run, while Biden has already said he plans to run again for a second term.
Go Behind-the-Scenes of Teddy Robb's New Video as He Finds His Own Piece of 'Heaven on Dirt'
The sky changed colors about a hundred times in the hour we were on the hilltop. This was one of our last shots. It was hard to believe the bright lights of Nashville's honky-tonks were just a few miles away. I played those bars for so many years, just trying to get my music heard. To stand up there and look out just made me think about how far I've come.
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Jokes His Son on the Way Can't Watch Jersey Shore Until He's 18
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his wife Lauren are currently expecting their first baby togetherMike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Jokes His Son on the Way Can't Watch Jersey Shore Until He's 18It's going to be a minute before Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's son sees his dad's reality television debut. The Jersey Shore alum, 38, is currently expecting his first baby with wife Lauren, a boy, and speaking with E! "I'm obviously going to show him Jersey Shore: Family Vacation first because that series shows my comeback," Sorrentino says of the recent revival series. "I'm a positive figure in the community, I'm sober five years, I'm in a happy marriage with a positive message. I'll probably wait until he's 18 so he can watch Jersey Shore, the original series."
LeBron James, Naomi Osaka and More Athletes React to Derek Chauvin's Conviction: 'Accountability'
Minneapolis jurors found Chauvin, 45, guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Listen below to the episode of our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day for more on Derek Chauvin's conviction. George Floyd and Derek Chauvin George Floyd, at left, and Derek Chauvin | Credit: SplashESPN Films’ latest documentary '144' takes viewers inside the WNBA’s unprecedented 2020 season. In addition, the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, MLS and more sports organizations all released statements addressing the guilty verdict. Lebron James, Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe Lebron James, Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe | Credit: Atiba Jefferson/NBAE via Getty; Julian Finney/Getty; Gareth Cattermole - FIFA/FIFA via GettyOutside of the sports world, President Joe Biden addressed the guilty verdict, saying it was "a giant step towards justice in America," but adding it is still "not enough."
Drew Barrymore Announces Cookbook Rebel Homemaker - See the Cover
Drew Barrymore announced her new culinary endeavor on Wednesday's episode of her daytime talk showActress, talk-show host, entrepreneur, memoir author, producer, mom, and now cookbook author — is there anything Drew Barrymore can't do? The 46-year-old star announced that she will be releasing her first cookbook, Rebel Homemaker: Food, Family, Life, on Wednesday's episode of her daytime series. She also revealed the cover alongside her "culinary partner in crime" Pilar Valdes, a chef who appears regularly on The Drew Barrymore Show. Barrymore and Valdes then exclaimed together, before showing off the cover and some of the recipe photos from inside the book. Drew Barrymore cookbook Drew Barrymore and Pilar Valdes reveal the cover of their upcoming cookbook | Credit: The Drew Barrymore Show/YoutubeDrew Barrymore Announces New Cookbook Drew Barrymore and Pilar Valdes | Credit: The Drew Barrymore Show/InstagramBarrymore said she decided to collaborate with Valdes, whom she met through food, on the book because she was inspired by how food and Valdes' friendship were "a huge saving grace ... and something I could hook into when my life felt so floating."
After Years of Serving as 'Human Playthings,' Two Rare White Lions Get to Live on Their Own Terms
The Global White Lion Protection Trust is caring for white lion sisters Alpha and Omega after the animals spent years in South Africa's cub petting industryAfter Years of Serving as 'Human Playthings,' Two Rare White Lions Get to Live on Their Own TermsAlpha and Omega are getting a new beginning. The rare white lions are under the care of the Global White Lion Protection Trust — a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and conserving white lions and reintroducing the animals to their natural habitat — after years of serving as "human playthings." This second death put the lion sisters at risk of being surrendered to a captive lion breeding facility or euthanized. white lion rescue Credit: Courtesy the Global White Lion Protection Trust"Within hours of the tragedy, the Global White Lion Protection Trust was contacted by local nature conservation officials to ask for our assistance," Tucker tells PEOPLE of Alpha and Omega. white lion rescue Credit: Courtesy the Global White Lion Protection TrustAfter years of being used as props, Alpha and Omega finally have space and freedom to act like the animals they are.
Michigan Gov. Responds to Criticism Over Out-of-State Trip to Visit Ailing Dad: ‘Maddening’
Michigan Gov. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Michigan Gov. Last weekend, in Lansing, two maskless protests were held at a local Menards hardware store and on the campus at Michigan State University.
This Deserving Nashville Family’s $5K Garage Makeover Turned an Unused Space Into a Teen Lounge
"It was just kind of surreal," mom Lindsey, a full-time teacher, tells PEOPLE exclusively of the room makeover. Jenny Reimold Nashville Home Makeover The room before. Jenny Reimold Nashville Home Makeover Interior Designer Jenny Reimold | Credit: Evin PhotographySwapping out the old carpeting for a brand new rug was another quick-fix that Reimold swears by. Jenny Reimold Nashville Home Makeover Credit: Evin Photography"I think when you are designing these big spaces, you have to keep in mind functional design. Jenny Reimold Nashville Home Makeover Credit: Evin Photography"I think those small accents are equally as important because if you just have a great white space, that's great, but how are you accenting it?"
Daughter Hilariously Impersonates Mom Working from Home — and Other Parents Can't Help but Relate!
" Colleen Chulis said of balancing motherhood while working from homeDaughter Hilariously Impersonates Mom Working from Home — and Other Parents Can't Help but Relate! A Virginia girl has captured the hearts of people around the world after poking fun at her working mom in a hilarious video. On Friday, Colleen Chulis posted a clip to LinkedIn of her 8-year-old daughter, Adelle, impersonating her as she works from home and simultaneously balances motherhood. According to Colleen's LinkedIn page, the Charlottesville, Virginia, mom works as the Regional Vice President of Sales and Regulated Industries for SAP SuccessFactors. "When I'm working, I'm working, and when I'm a mom, I'm a mom," she explained to the outlet.
Derek Chauvin's Murder Conviction Draws Attention to Misleading Police Report of George Floyd's Death
Frazier's video went viral after the May 25, 2020 murder, fueling the worldwide response that sent millions into the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Chauvin was convicted of three charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Second-degree murder carries a sentence of up to 40 years in prison; third-degree murder has a penalty up to 25, and manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. Listen below to the episode of our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day for more on Derek Chauvin's conviction. According to the New York Times, the recommended sentence for a first-time offender found guilty of second- or third-degree murder is 12 1/2 years in Minnesota.
Master of None Season 3 Premiering on Netflix in May After 4-Year Hiatus
Season 2 of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None premiered back in the spring of 2017Master of None Season 3 Premiering on Netflix in May After 4-Year HiatusMaster of None is returning to Netflix after four years away. Earlier this year, British news outlet Chortle reported that season 3 was being filmed in London, though Netflix never confirmed those reports. Ansari, 38, previously discussed the prospect of a third season after season 2 of Master of None premiered back in the spring of 2017. Master of None Credit: Universal TV/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock"I don't know if we're going to do a season three. "I've got to become a different guy before I write a third season, is my personal thought ...
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Called George Floyd's Family After Verdict: 'We've Been Watching Every Second'
"Nothing is going to make it all better — but at least, God, now there is some justice," Biden says. Calling them an "incredible family," Biden says he wished he could "put my arms around you." "We've been talking, we've been watching every second of this — the vice president, all of us, Biden says. The video shows Vice President Harris then get on the call to say that she is "so thankful to the entire family." In remarks delivered Tuesday night, Harris urged members of Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products to Help You Celebrate Earth Day with Your Cat or Dog
For those who don't have a pet of their own, you can still give back to the planet through animals on Earth Day. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary offers Animals on Call tours, where participants get to meet the facility's rescue animals over video chat. The proceeds from these tours go towards rescuing more animals in need and providing amazing care to creatures living at the sanctuary. Catskill Animal Sanctuary Animals on Call Tour, Starts at $50; CaSanctuary.com
Prince William Is Weighing in: All About the Drama Surrounding European Football's New Super League
The move also threatens UEFA's new "Swiss model" format, which was part of the reason for the Super League's inception. Here are five important things to know about the sudden rise and fall of the European Super League:1. The Premier League also noted that their "Big Six" clubs cannot enter new competitions without Premier League approval. The Super League was "suspended" on Tuesday after most of the founding clubs withdrewSix of the 12 founding clubs released statements Tuesday that they were withdrawing from the European Super League. European Super League After Fans Protest Fans gather to protest the introduction of the European Super League on April 20, 2021 in LondonFlorentino has said football clubs would be "dead" without the new league's intervention.
Mandy Moore Celebrates Her First Post-Baby Workout: ‘Mama Is Training to Climb a Mountain Again’
The This Is Us star welcomed her first child, son August “Gus” Harrison, on Feb. 20New workout gear and a major hiking expedition on the horizon was the perfect inspiration for Mandy Moore's first postpartum workout. The This Is Us star, 37, welcomed her first child, son August "Gus" Harrison, with husband Taylor Goldsmith on Feb. 20. And two months later, the new mom was thrilled to get the all-clear to start working out again post-birth, which she celebrated in a new sports bra and leggings set. Mama is training to climb a mountain again so let's do it!!!" Mandy moore working out Mandy moore working outLeft: Mandy Moore | Credit: Mandy moore/ instagram Right: Mandy MooreThe "When I Wasn't Watching" singer is an avid hiker, and has summited Mt.
The Memorable Style from the 2011 Oscars Red Carpet: Look Back 10 Years Later
Gwyneth Paltrow dazzled in silver Calvin Klein Collection on the red carpet. She may look calm and collected, but the star admitted that the 2011 Oscars were responsible for "the most terrifying moment" of her life: Her performance of "Coming Home" from Country Strong, which was nominated for Best Original Song.
17-Year-Old Iowa Girl Dies After Being Found Unconscious at Hog Facility
Victoria Lerdo had been helping to clean the facility, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said17-Year-Old Iowa Girl Dies After Being Found Unconscious at Hog FacilityAn Iowa teenager died after she was discovered unconscious at a rural hog facility this week. Victoria Lerdo, 17, was found unconscious at the Swea City site on Monday night, the Kossuth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release obtained by PEOPLE Wednesday. An ambulance and sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 9:10 p.m. after another worker at the facility discovered Lerdo unconscious on the ground. The sheriff's office said that she had been helping to clean and power wash the hog facility. The Iowa Medical Examiner's Office in Akeny, Iowa, will be conducting an autopsy to determine her cause of death.
Stranger Gifts 4-Year-Old Twins a Puppy After Finding Balloon Containing Their Gift Wish List
Alvin Bamburg gave 4-year-old twin girls a puppy after he discovered their Christmas list attached to a balloon the children released in Kansas. In December, Luna and Gianella Gonzalez, 4-year-old twins from Liberal, Kansas, released star-shaped balloons with their holiday gift wish list attached for Santa. balloon lands Luna's letter | Credit: alvin bamburg/ facebookBamburg decided to post a photo of the note on Facebook and eventually learned who released the balloon for Santa. With help from family and friends, he shipped all the gifts — with the exception of the puppy — to the Gonzalez household"We did not expect it," said Leticia. kansas twins get puppy Credit: Leticia Flores-Gonzalez"We are very blessed.
Lil Wayne Sparks Marriage Rumors with Girlfriend Denise Bidot on Twitter: 'Beginning of Our Forever'
Lil Wayne sent fans into a frenzy after he shared a tweet saying he's the "happiest man alive"Lil Wayne Sparks Marriage Rumors with Girlfriend Denise Bidot on Twitter: 'Beginning of Our Forever'Lil Wayne has fans thinking that he tied the knot! While he has yet to confirm the news officially, the couple — which made their relationship social media official in June — have had an on-again-off-again relationship over the past few months. (The two unfollowed each other then and Bidot's social media accounts have since been deactivated.) "I live the way I love and love the way I live. Back in September, however, Bidot shared birthday wishes for her beau and called him a "dream come true."
Anderson Cooper Admits Hand-Me-Downs from Andy Cohen’s Son Don’t Match the Style He Wants for Son Wyatt
“A lot of the clothes that Andy gets [have] a lot of razzmatazz in them,” Anderson Cooper saidAnderson Cooper Admits Hand-Me-Downs from Andy Cohen’s Son Don’t Match the Style He Wants for Son WyattAnderson Cooper's style differs from his pal Andy Cohen even when it comes to baby clothes. Although the CNN anchor appeared grateful, the clothes he gets from Cohen don't fit the style he invisions for Wyatt. "A lot of the clothes that Andy gets [have] a lot of razzmatazz in them," Cooper said. RELATED: Anderson Cooper Shares Sweet Photo of His Son Wyatt Watching Him Guest Host Jeopardy! anderson cooper Credit: anderson cooper/ instagramNever miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.
New App Helps Lost Dogs Reunite with Their Families Using a Canine's Unique Nose Print
To help combat this scary statistic, IAMS created its NOSEiD app — a beta version of which is currently available in Nashville and the surrounding area. The app works by relying on helpful animal lovers and a pooch's nose print. Like the human fingerprint, each dog's nose print (the patterned texture on the tip of a pup's snout) is unique, making it a great, non-invasive way to identify your pet. If a dog registered with the NOSEiD app goes missing, their owner can report their dog as lost through the app, and NOSEiD will instantly send a missing dog alert to other NOSEiD app users in their community so that they can be on the lookout. If the nose print matches that of a missing dog, the finder can connect with the dog's family through the app.
DOJ to Investigate 'Potentially Systemic Police Issues' in Minneapolis After Chauvin Verdict
"Yesterday's verdict in the state criminal trial does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis," Garland said. "Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful policing." The review will be independent and parallel to a previously announced federal criminal investigation into Floyd's death, he said. The new investigation will be conducted by the DOJ's Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office for Minnesota. The review of police policies, training and supervision "will also examine MPD's systems of accountability, including complaint intake, investigation, review, disposition and discipline," according to the statement.
Kristin Smart's Body Was Allegedly Buried in Yard of Paul Flores' Father, Was 'Recently' Moved
Now for the first time ever, authorities say they believe her body was buried in the yard of the California home of murder suspect Paul Flores' father — and that it was "recently" moved, according to a court document obtained by The Tribune of San Luis Obispo. Kristin Smart Kristin Smart | Credit: FacebookOn April 13, Paul's father, Ruben Flores, 80, was also arrested and charged with being an accessory after the murder for allegedly hiding her body in his yard on White Court in Arroyo Grande. Paul is being held without bail in the San Luis Obispo County jail as he awaits trial, online court records show. Paul Flores has not been charged with any sex crimes. Paul Flores' attorney Robert Sanger told PEOPLE that he doesn't comment on pending cases "and there is also a protective order prohibiting comment."
Beloved Hockey Coach Is Killed in Bar Fight After Allegedly Confronting Man About Boorish Behavior
Mike Ryan, 48, was the father of two teenage girlsBeloved Hockey Coach Is Killed in Bar Fight After Allegedly Confronting Man About Boorish BehaviorPolice say that an argument inside a Minnesota bar Saturday night led to a physical altercation in which a revered girls hockey coach was killed. According to the statement, Ryan's alleged assailant, 43-year-old Ryan John Whisler, "left the scene" after the coach's fatal fall. Ryan, the complaint alleges, "was agitated with Whisler, but he didn't say anything to Whisler at the time." The paper reports that police reviewed surveillance video captured outside the bar that allegedly shows Whisler grabbing Ryan's shirt before striking him, knocking his face covering off. Whisler then punched Ryan's "head with a large, sweeping motion," the complaint alleges.
Sheila E. Talks Grieving Prince's Death on Five-Year Anniversary
Sheila E. shares her memories of the musician five years after his tragic death — including a surprising detail about the body part she had insured for $1 million while they toured togetherSheila E. Says That, Five Years After Prince's Death, Grief Still Hits Her 'at the Drop of a Hat'Five years after Prince's death, Sheila E. is continuing to grieve the devastating loss of her former flame and collaborator. Sheila E., 63, marked the five-year anniversary of the superstar's tragic death during a conversation on Wednesday's episode of the PEOPLE Every Day podcast, where she opened up to host Janine Rubenstein about coming to terms with life post-Prince, to whom she was engaged in the '80s. She even revealed that the iconic one-legged outfits she wore on tour with the musician ended up leading to an insurance policy on her left leg for $1 million. "My left leg that was shown all the time [in] that outfit, so I ended up talking to management," she says. "And instead of insuring my hands and my wrists, which is my livelihood ... my left leg was insured for a million dollars.
Ashley Cain's Daughter Rushed to Hospital for Issues with Nasogastric Tube: 'It's Urgent'
Ashley Cain's 8-month-old daughter, Azaylia Diamond, was recently given days to live after doctors discovered that her leukemia had worsenedAshley Cain's 8-month-old daughter, Azaylia Diamond, was taken to the hospital on "short notice" Wednesday due to issues with her nasogastric tube, according to The Challenge star. "When we were testing Azaylia's tube, her NG tube, it's not coming back with the correct pH [balance]," he explained. The dad ended his video by panning his camera to Azaylia in her car seat, telling his daughter, "Let's go, champ." Ashley Cain Credit: ashley cain/instagramAshley Cain Credit: ashley cain/instagramNever miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Ashley Cain Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee with their daughter Azaylia Diamond | Credit: Safiyya Vorajee/instagramStill, the Ex on the Beach alum has kept up his spirits up for the sake of his daughter.
Keith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers Release New 'Out the Cage' Music Video: 'You Can't Break Me'
The new release comes just three days after Urban co-hosted the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Mickey Guyton — the first Black woman to host the star-studded eventKeith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers Release New 'Out the Cage' Music Video: 'You Can't Break Me'Keith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers sure do make one fire trio! I mean, working with Keith Urban? Keith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Breland | Credit: getty images (3)He opens the track singing, "Don't know just how long but I've / Been trapped in here quite a while / Wonder if I'll make it out / I miss my friends / I miss the sky / Feel like I just live to die, But that can't be what life's about." Keith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers Breland and Keith Urban | Credit: youtubeKeith Urban, Breland and Nile Rodgers Nile Rodgers and Keith Urban | Credit: youtubeOn Tuesday, one day ahead of the music video premiere, Urban shared a teaser clip on his Instagram. The music video debut also comes on the heels of Breland's viral hit single, "Cross Country" — released in February.
Bachelor Colton Underwood 'Relieved' After Coming Out as Gay: Source
The former Bachelor revealed that he is gay in an April 14 interview on Good Morning AmericaColton Underwood ‘Relieved’ After Coming Out as Gay and ‘Focused on the Future’: SourceOne week after Colton Underwood gave a bombshell interview revealing that he is gay, the former Bachelor is breathing more easily. "Colton is relieved and happy that the interview is out," a source of Underwood, 29, tells PEOPLE. After painful years concealing his true self, including navigating suicidal thoughts, Underwood said, "I came to terms with [being gay] earlier this year and I've been processing it." colton underwood and cassie randolph Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph | Credit: Amy Sussman/GettyFor more on Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here. Though he said they haven't spoken, Underwood apologized to Randolph in his interview, telling Roberts, "I would like to say sorry for how things ended.
Jeopardy: LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts and More to Guest Host
LeVar Burton is getting his shot. The Star Trek actor is among the final group of Jeopardy guest hosts, the iconic quiz show announced Wednesday, who will close out the current 37th season. The lineup also includes Good Morning America co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, CNBC journalist (and former Celebrity Jeopardy champion) David Faber, and sportscaster Joe Buck. (A petition urging Jeopardy's producers to name Burton the show's new host has nearly 250,000 signatures.) "I think my whole career is an advertisement for being the host of Jeopardy."
George W. Bush 'Never Imagined' Daughter Jenna Bush Hager Would 'Be a Star' on Television: 'We're Very Proud'
Bush and his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, sat down with their daughter on TodayGeorge W. Bush 'Never Imagined' Daughter Jenna Bush Hager Would 'Be a Star' on Television: 'We're Very Proud'President Bush, 74, joked that he "never imagined" his daughter, 39, "would be a star" on TV — just like, he said, he never imagined being in the White House. After the ceremony, which Bush called "amazing," he and his wife spoke with Kotb and their daughter for an extended catch-up. George W. Bush & Naturalization ceremony From left: Hoda Kotb and George W. Bush | Credit: NBC News’ TODAY/Nathan CongletonGeorge W. Bush & Naturalization ceremony From left: Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager | Credit: NBC News’ TODAY/Nathan CongletonBush told Today that he and Mrs. Bush, also 74, are "living out in West Texas" and bingeing Netflix series like Hemingway. "George W. Bush & Naturalization ceremony George W. Bush | Credit: NBC News’ TODAY/Nathan CongletonGeorge W. Bush & Naturalization ceremony From left: Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager, George W. Bush, Laura Bush | Credit: NBC News’ TODAY/Nathan CongletonDuring the interview, Hager and Kotb joked about having parents on the air. No, they both decisively said, before telling Kotb and Hager more about the early days of their marriage.
Rescue Flights Sends Dozens of Heartworm-Positive Dogs into Loving Homes and Healthier Futures
Greater Good Charities, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, and The Animal Rescue Site have partnered together for the Save a Heart initiative, an effort to help heartworm-positive shelter pets. The hearts of dozens of rescue dogs are on the mend. The program is part of the Greater Good Charities' Save a Heart initiative, "which aims to reduce shelter euthanasia in overcrowded shelters by preventing and treating heartworm disease in shelter dogs." To help achieve this goal, the Save a Heart initiative is pulling 1,000 heartworm-positive rescue dogs from crowded Louisiana shelters where they are at risk of being euthanized. These canines will be treated for free and transported to Greater Good Charities shelter partners on the East Coast with the resources and foster networks to care for the heartworm-positive dogs and find them forever homes fast.
3-Year-Old Boy Survives Boating Accident That Killed His Beloved Environmentalist Grandparents
Authorities said the accident unfolded along Lewis Creek in Charlotte — the same city that Illick, 70, and Dinnan, 71, were from. Around 12:30 p.m., police received a call from several fishermen who reported that there were two bodies in the creek, according to the release. However, the grandparents were not wearing life vests and their bodies were recovered by crews "a short distance downstream of the capsized boat," according to police. Morgante noted that she and Illick bonded over the idea of preserving Lewis Creek, which led them to eventually form the Lewis Creek Association. Lewis Creek Association also expressed their sadness over the incident in a Facebook post, writing, "Our dear friend, most loving and inspiring leader has died tragically in an accident on Lewis Creek."
Irina Shayk Shares Rare Glimpse of Daughter Lea in Photo Taken by 'Daddy' Bradley Cooper
Irina Shayk Shares Rare Glimpse of Daughter Lea in Photo Taken by 'Daddy' Bradley CooperIrina Shayk had a little help on her most recent photo shoot! The model, 35, shared a photo of herself on Instagram Wednesday posing in Burberry — sharing a rare glimpse of daughter Lea De Seine, 3½, who hung onto her mom's hand mid pose. Shayk went on to reveal that the photo was taken by Lea's dad, her ex Bradley Cooper. "When I'm with my daughter, I'm 100 percent a mother, and when she's with her dad, he's 100 percent her dad." A source previously told PEOPLE that Shayk and Cooper have remained friendly after their breakup.
Aaron Rodgers' Guest Hosting Gig on Jeopardy! Led to 14 Percent Ratings Spike for the Game Show: Report
The Green Bay Packers quarterback recently finished a two-week guest hosting gig on the game show, following beloved host Alex Trebek's death in NovemberAaron Rodgers recently scored another win, this time off the field. The Green Bay Packers quarterback, 37, brought a 14 percent ratings boost to Jeopardy! during his recent two-week guest hosting gig, according to TVNewsCheck and The Wrap. Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy Credit: Jeopardy Productions Inc.Rodgers has expressed his interest in taking over as the full-time host of Jeopardy!, even if it means shedding his beard. I worked 187 this year in Green Bay.
John Travolta on Finding His Own Path After Kelly Preston's Death: 'Grief Is Very Personal'
John Travolta says grieving after his wife Kelly Preston's death "has been a personal, private journey." "I learned that mourning someone, living in grief, is very personal," Travolta said. "Grief is personal and finding your own path is what could lead to healing. Kelly Preston John Travolta and Kelly Preston | Credit: CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty"You have no idea how many people have come up to me… and afterward I've felt saturated with everyone else's pain that I didn't know what to do," Travolta revealed. Following Preston's death, Travolta paid tribute to his wife on Instagram, writing, "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer.
Pretty Ricky Rapper Baby Blue in Critical Condition After Being Shot by 1 of 2 Suspects Attempting Robbery
Police arrived on the scene around midnight after an attempted robbery that ended with the shooting in the parking lot of SPAREZ Bowling Alley in Davie, Florida. The Love and Hip Hop star, né Diamond Smith, and another victim were standing by their cars "when two unknown armed male suspects approached," according to the Davie Police Department. One of the suspects' firearms discharged, hitting Baby Blue in the left shoulder. In the video, the colorful SPAREZ Bowling Alley sign can be seen at one point as people try to call for help. A rep for the hip hop group Pretty Ricky did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.
22 COVID Patients Dead at a Hospital in India Following an Oxygen Leak: It's 'Heart-Wrenching'
Oxygen supply to the ventilators of COVID-19 patients was stopped for around 30 minutes during the incident22 COVID Patients Dead at a Hospital in India Following an Oxygen Leak: It's 'Heart-Wrenching'At least 22 COVID-19 patients have died after an oxygen tank leaked at a hospital in India, according to multiple reports. There, oxygen supply to the ventilators of COVID-19 patients was stopped for around 30 minutes due to the leak. While the hospital staff fixed the leaks, which took about 35 minutes, the oxygen supply to the ventilators remained cut off … 22 patients are confirmed dead." "The tragedy at a hospital in Nashik because of oxygen tank leakage is heart-wrenching," he tweeted on Wednesday morning. In New Delhi, India's capital, four other hospitals reported oxygen shortages on Wednesday as well, CBS News reported.
Perfumer Helps COVID Survivors Regain Their Sense of Smell: ‘It Literally Brought Them to Tears’
Stern had lost her sense of smell in March 2020 and was struggling without it more than a year and a half later. "I said to her, 'Look, I'm not a doctor, and I'm not a chemist, but I know the extraordinary powers of fragrance,' " Phillips tells PEOPLE. "When Stern realized she could smell vanilla and amber scents, "she literally almost started to weep," Phillips says. "I want them to smell with their brain, because our olfactory system, our sense of smell, is directly connected to the limbic system in the brain." "The fact that I'm able to help them rediscover their sense of smell and get back to enjoying things is such a joy.
Chrissy Teigen’s Secret to Banishing Breakouts Is on Amazon (and Dermatologist-Approved)
Pimple patches are a great way to keep zits covered up and out of harm's way. ZitSticka Killa Kit Microneedle Pimple Patches, $29; amazon.comThe Killa Kit by ZitSticka is Teigen's go-to for deep, painful cystic acne that can otherwise seem impossible to tackle. Thousands of Amazon shoppers share Teigen's enthusiasm for the pimple patches, using them for their cystic and hormonal acne. One shopper even noted that when nothing else worked, the Killa Kit ZitSticka saved the day. If you pick at cystic acne, the ZitSticka patches have you (and your pimples) covered.
Katie Holmes & Suri Cruise's Cutest Mother-Daughter Moments
Holmes opened up about welcoming her daughter with ex Tom Cruise in 2006 when she was 27 years old. “I was happy to become a mom in my twenties,” the actress said, speaking with Elle UK for the December 2019 cover story, per Just Jared. “It’s been nice that our ages fit,” Holmes continued. Every age that my child has been and my age at that time has been a good match. We kind of grew up together.”
Even Dog Owners With Anxious Pets Love This Top-Rated Car Seat from Amazon
Pups love to look out car windows to get a perfect view of whatever’s going on outside, and this makes it easy to strap them and keep them safe, but still let them sight-see. The adjustable straps install into any car seat with a headrest, and the raised booster seat has three attachment points. And there’s no need to worry about your dog’s comfort as they ride, either. The inside is quilted with microsuede and an additional padded liner, so it basically feels like a doggy bed in your car. The brand also claims that the car seat helps dogs with car sickness and restlessness who normally wouldn’t enjoy a ride.
Nancy Pelosi Clarifies Her Criticized Reaction to Derek Chauvin Verdict: 'George Floyd Should Be Alive'
Nancy Pelosi Clarifies Her Criticized Reaction to Derek Chauvin Verdict: 'George Floyd Should Be Alive'House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly clarified her initial reaction on Tuesday following the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd. In a much-maligned speech after the verdict was read, Pelosi thanked Floyd for "sacrificing [his] life for justice." University of Illinois history professor Barbara Ransby tweeted: "Did Pelosi just say 'George Floyd, thank u 4 sacrificing your life for justice'? "George Floyd should be alive today. We must make sure other families don't suffer the same racism, violence & pain, and we must enact the George Floyd #JusticeInPolicing Act."
Queen Elizabeth Speaks Out for the First Time Since Prince Philip's Funeral
Prince Philip, who died on April 9, had an "extraordinary impact" on so many people, the Queen saysQueen Elizabeth is using her 95th birthday to think of her late husband Prince Philip. queen elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth | Credit: Ben Stansall/Getty"My family and I would like to thank you all for the support and kindness shown to us in recent days. She signing the letter, which she wrote from Windsor Castle, "Elizabeth R."It is the first time she has made a public statement about Philip since his funeral last Saturday. Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth | Credit: Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesHead bowed, she contemplated Philip's close to 100-year life and their own 73-year marriage and then watched as his coffin was lowered slowly into the royal vault below the Quire at the chapel. queen elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth and Prince PhilipCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage?
The Challenge: Double Agents Winners on Finishing That Grueling Final Together: 'Nobody Wanted Us'
Meanwhile, after such a grueling season, Amber, 33, proved she is a force to be reckoned with in future seasons. CT & Amber B The Challenge Credit: MTVBelow, the newly crowned winners take PEOPLE through some of their journey — and what comes next. CT: I'm not afraid. Leroy Garrett The Challenge: Double Agents Credit: MTVWere you surprised by Leroy's announcement that this was his last season? And I'm sure she's not going to let me forget it when we do another challenge together, and that's fine.
Prince Harry Returns to California After Reuniting with Royal Family at Prince Philip's Funeral
Harry arrived home to his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie on TuesdayPrince Harry Returns to California After Reuniting with Royal Family at Prince Philip's FuneralPrince Harry is back in Montecito, California, with his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie, PEOPLE confirms. Harry returned to the U.S. on Tuesday after attending the funeral of his late grandfather Prince Philip at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. On Saturday, Harry and his brother Prince William joined other members of the royal family, including their father, Prince Charles, in walking behind the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin during the procession to St. George's Chapel. The Funeral Of Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh Is Held In Windsor Prince William and Prince Harry with Peter Phillips at Prince Philip's funeral. Prince Harry, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend the funeral service of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Prince William | Credit: BBCWant to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday?
John Travolta Says Dancing with Daughter Ella for Super Bowl Commercial was 'Magical'
In an interview with Esquire Mexico published earlier this month, the longtime actor shared some background on the sweet Super Bowl ad that he starred in with his 21-year-old daughter Ella. "It was magical, there's no one else in the world I'd rather dance with than my daughter Ella," Travolta, 67, said of the Scotts Miracle-Gro commercial. It was really important to us," Travolta explained to Esquire Mexico. In his interview with Esquire Mexico, Travolta also delved into his long-lasting Hollywood career from starring in the TV shows Emergency and Welcome Back, Kotter to star-making turns in Grease and Pulp Fiction. "It's fame that trained me for 2020," Travolta told Esquire Mexico.
RHONJ: Teresa Giudice Finds Out Ex Joe Knows About Her New Relationship
Teresa Giudice — who went public with her relationship with Luis Ruelas last September — got "the green light" from her daughters to dateRHONJ: Teresa Giudice Finds Out Ex Joe Knows About Her New Relationship — 'People Have Loose Lips'Teresa Giudice is slowly opening up about her love life on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas | Credit: Teresa Giudice/InstagramAt that moment, Milania walked in the room looking to be taken to soccer practice, and coincidentally had dad Joe, 48, on the phone. "I heard Gia met your girlfriend," Teresa told her ex, who replied with, "I heard Gia met your boyfriend." Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas Luis Ruelas and Teresa Giudice | Credit: Teresa Giudice/instagramDuring his call with his daughters and ex-wife, Joe tried to clarify that the woman he introduced to Gia was his lawyer, not his girlfriend — but Gia and Milania weren't having it. Joe and Teresa Giudice Teresa and Joe Giudice with their daughters | Credit: Joe Giudice/InstagramRELATED VIDEO: Teresa Giudice Says Things Are Amicable Between Ex Joe Giudice and Her New Boyfriend Luis RuelasLater, the reality star finally told her fellow Housewives that she was dating someone after they spent last week's episode speculating.
Masked Singer: Tamera Mowry, Bobby Brown Eliminated During Super 8 Round
The Masked Singer Credit: FoxThe clip additionally featured block letters, an upside-down black cat, a toothbrush and hamburgers. The Masked Singer Credit: FoxLuckily, Yeti got another chance. The Masked Singer Credit: FoxThe Russian Dolls got the Jonas Brothers, Hanson and Boyz II Men as guesses. The Masked Singer Credit: FoxAlthough Cluedle-Doo stole Seashell's food clue, the judges managed to guess comedian Sarah Silverman and actresses Scout Willis and Tamera Mowry-Housley. The Masked Singer Credit: Michael Becker/FOX; Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty"To have made it just like, this far means a lot because I have heard those voices back there.
‘Dedicated’ Army Paratrooper Dies During Parachute Jump Training: ‘She Will Be Missed’
“SPC Jenks was a dedicated Paratrooper, gifted forward observer, loyal friend, and talented artist who consistently made a tremendous impact on all around her,” Lt. Col. Christopher Walsh said‘Dedicated’ Army Paratrooper Dies During Parachute Jump Training: ‘She Will Be Missed’Army paratrooper Spc. The native of Gansevoort, New York was a fire support specialist assigned to the 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 1-319 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment also released a statement, writing that Jenks was "a proud Paratrooper and loyal friend. Lt. Col. Christopher Walsh said, "SPC Jenks was a dedicated Paratrooper, gifted forward observer, loyal friend, and talented artist who consistently made a tremendous impact on all around her. "SPC Jenks will forever be a part of our Loyalty family."
St. Louis Hospital Celebrates Its First Day Without Any COVID Patients in ICU Since Pandemic Began
According to the Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Wednesday is "the first day since March 19, 2020 (399 days) with ZERO ICU COVID-19 patients"St. Louis Hospital Celebrates Its First Day Without Any COVID Patients in ICU Since Pandemic BeganA hospital in St. Louis is celebrating its first day of having zero COVID-19 patients in its intensive care unit since the start of the pandemic. The Missouri Baptist Medical Center announced the news on Facebook, saying that Wednesday is "the first day since March 19, 2020 (399 days) with ZERO ICU COVID-19 patients." In December, Dr. Paolo Masetti — an ICU physician who works at the Christian Hospital — was escorted out of Missouri Baptist Medical Center as staff cheered him on. "[It's] a place to reflect," said Pam Bruder, chief nursing officer at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, told KSDK. The CDC estimates that more than 3.5 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in Missouri.
Woman Arrested After Allegedly Orchestrating the Mistaken Identity Revenge Killing of Rapper Cutty Banks
Young's boyfriend, Lewis Reupena, was killed in a road rage shooting in Southern California last year. Using her incorrect information, Young allegedly convinced Lewis' brother Isaiah Reupena of Lasi's guilt, which police say prompted him to fatally shoot Lasi for revenge. Witnesses said a male suspect, who was later identified as Isaiah Reupena, shot Lasi at least five times before fleeing on foot, according to authorities. Isaiah awaits extradition to San Mateo, where he is facing one count of murder, according to police. Young is currently being held at the San Mateo County Jail without bail, jail records show.
Eddie Redmayne Enjoys a Day Off in N.Y.C., Plus Justin Theroux, Joel Kinnaman and More
Mariska Hargitay and Ice T are seen at the film set of the 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit' TV Series on April 12, 2021 in New York City
What Is Earth Day and Why Do We Celebrate?
Earth Day Credit: GettyEvery year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. giphy.gifAccording to the Earth Day Network, 1 billion people participate in Earth Day festivities each year in 192 countries. How Can I Celebrate Earth Day From Home? Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are social distancing and therefore unable to gather in crowds or celebrate Earth Day as we usually would. Join Earth Day Live here to celebrate Earth Day digitally amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch Bethenny Frankel's Return to Reality TV in Trailer for New HBO Series: 'Let the Games Begin'
The Big Shot with Bethenny will premiere on HBO Max on April 29Watch Bethenny Frankel's Return to Reality TV in Trailer for New HBO Series: 'Let the Games Begin'Bethenny Frankel is back — and her return to reality TV has her on the search for a right-hand person to help run her entrepreneurial empire. "Let the games begin." "Here we GO," she wrote, prompting HBO Max to reply, "@bethennyfrankel You said it best! 'Let the games begin.'" bethenny frankel Bethenny Frankel | Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty"I left because it became not who I really was anymore, and you can't do something out of fear," she said, explaining that she "was literally there because of the money."
Eric Andre Says He Racially Profiled and Searched by Police at Atlanta Airport: 'This Is Racism'
“You guys flashed your badge and detained me with no probable cause except for racism,” Eric Andre said of the police officers involvedEric Andre Says He Racially Profiled and Searched by Police at Atlanta Airport: 'This Is Racism'Comedian Eric Andre said in a series of tweets on Wednesday that he was racially profiled by police officers at Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport. Andre initially believed the search was conducted by the Atlanta Police Department. "I was just racially profiled by two plain clothes Atlanta PD police in @Delta terminal T3 at the Atlanta airport," he tweeted, tagging Atlanta PD. The Atlanta Police Department later released a statement and revealed it was not the department's officers involved in Andre's incident. "This is JIM CROW RACISM @ClaytonCountyPD I DID NOT VOLUNTEER TO A SEARCH," Andre wrote.
Harriet Tubman’s Father’s House, Where She Once Lived, Discovered by Archaeologists in Maryland
The remains of the homesite were discovered in Dorchester County, Maryland, on a property that was acquired last year by the U.S. Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman's father house excavation site findings | Credit: Rex/ShutterstockHarriet Tubman Harriet Tubman's father house excavation site findings | Credit: Rex/ShutterstockHarriet Tubman Harriet Tubman's father house excavation site finding | Credit: Rex/ShutterstockHarriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in March 1822 on the Thompson Farm, where her father was enslaved. "The importance of discovering Ben Ross' cabin here is the connection to Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman Harriet Tubman's father house excavation site | Credit: MDOT NewsHarriet Tubman Harriet Tubman's father house excavation site | Credit: MDOT News"This was the opportunity she had to learn about how to navigate and survive in the wetlands and the woods. The homesite will become part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a 125-mile stretch that includes more than 30 sites related to the abolitionist.
Prince Harry and Prince William Take First Steps Toward Healing: 'It's a Good Start,' Says Friend
Prince Harry and Prince William Take First Steps Toward Healing: 'It's a Good Start,' Says FriendPrince Harry and Prince William's reunion at Prince Philip's funeral was a first step towards reconciliation. 5/3/2021 cover Prince Harry and Prince WIlliam Prince Harry and Prince WIlliamInsiders say there is a long road ahead. This funeral marked the first time Prince William, 38, and Prince Harry, 36, had been together in more than a year, since Harry relocated to California with wife Meghan Markle and their son, Archie. OPRAH WITH MEGHAN AND HARRY Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah Winfrey | Credit: Joe Pugliese/Harpo ProductionsCan't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Prince William and Prince Harry not walking together in the funeral procession or into the church was "a practical change rather than sending a signal," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said ahead of the funeral.
Amish Teen Linda Stoltzfoos' Remains Found 10 Months After She Disappeared on Way Home from Church
The 18-year-old's family confirmed the remains found by police belonged to the missing teenAmish Teen Linda Stoltzfoos' Remains Found 10 Months After She Disappeared on Way Home from ChurchThe search for missing Amish teenager Linda Stoltzfoos — who vanished 10 months ago while on her way back home from church — has come to a tragic end. Human remains were discovered in a rural area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in a search for the 18-year-old, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office announced on Wednesday. The scene is being forensically processed and the remains will be released to the Lancaster County Coroner for determination of cause and manner of death, officials said. Justo Smoker, 35, was arrested in July on charges of felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment in connection with Stoltzfoos' disappearance. Justo Smoker Justo Smoker | Credit: Lancaster County District Attorney's OfficeHe was charged with murder in December after investigators reviewed all of the evidence gathered and made the determination that Stoltzfoos was likely dead.
Candace Cameron Bure's Son Lev, 21, Calls Off Engagement: 'Nobody's Heartbroken'
Candace Cameron Bure revealed that her eldest son, Lev, has ended his engagement to Taylor Hutchison. lev bure and Taylor Credit: lev bure / instagram"All glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! ?," Lev captioned his post, while Hutchison simply wrote "surprise surprise" alongside a close-up shot of her diamond ring. In addition to Lev, Cameron Bure also shares daughter Natasha, 22, and Maksim, 19, with husband Valeri Bure. Candace cameron bure and son lev Credit: Lev bure/ instagram"It's crazy, I don't have any kids at home anymore.
Storage Wars' Brandi Passante & Jarrod Schulz Split Over 2 Years Ago
The former couple spoke about their breakup on the season 13 premiere of Storage WarsStorage Wars star Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz are no longer together. On Tuesday's season 13 premiere, viewers found out that Passante and Schulz — who starred in the 2014 spin-off, Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job — had split and were no longer a couple. The episode showed the two crossing paths at an auction, with Passante calling Schulz "an idiot" for spending $400 on a storage unit that didn't particularly look profitable. Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz Jarrod Schulz and Brandi Passante on Storage Wars | Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty ImagesAccording to Passante, she had actually called things off with Schulz after filming the 12th season of Storage Wars, which premiered in November 2018. In February, Passante spoke about her current love life while appearing on the Spirit Talk YouTube channel, revealing that she's seeing "no one in particular" and "just going with the flow right now."
Ezra Furman Announces She Is a Trans Woman and a Mom: 'This Has Not Been an Easy Journey'
"I wanted to share with everyone that I am a trans woman, and also that I am a mom and have been for a while now (like 2+ years)," she wrote. "About being a trans woman: for my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the "woman" word. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. Ezra furman Credit: Ezra furman/ instagram"So here's one for anyone who wants to see one. I'm a trans woman and a mom.
A Complete History of Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin's Rollercoaster Relationship Leading Up to Divorce
"I see it and I know the right thing to do is to go get Jana, pull her aside and say, 'Hey. I don't know what the hell it is but I just need you to know.' "It really felt like we were really building a lot of forward momentum." "I'm such an f—ing idiot, and I immediately called my best friend and I was just shaking crying outside." I didn't handle it the right way for myself, for you, for both of us," he said.
Bachelor Nation's Ashley Spivey Announces She's Pregnant 5 Months After Suffering Pregnancy Loss
The Bachelor alum revealed on Instagram Wednesday that she is about seven weeks pregnantAshley Spivey is expecting! The Bachelor alum revealed on Instagram Wednesday that she is just about seven weeks pregnant. Her announcement comes five months after the star and her husband faced the heartbreaking loss of the baby boy she was expecting, whom they named CJ. Spivey announced her pregnancy loss in November, just a little over four months after announcing that she was expecting a baby boy with husband Steve Hunsberg. Following the pregnancy loss, Spivey said she was given an epidural and Pitocin "in hopes that I will be able to deliver him relatively quickly."
Masked Singer: Why Tamera Mowry 'Cried Multiple Times' While Performing
And at that same time, I was doing a pilot called Sister, Sister. I had sang on Sister, Sister, I sing in the shower all the time. SISTER SISTER Credit: ABC Photo Archives/ABC via GettyDo you want to focus on music going forward? Sister, Sister. If it weren't for Sister, Sister, I wouldn't be where I am today.
Instagram-Famous Cat Dead and His Owner Injured After Attack at Park
Ponzu, the 3-year-old cat whose unlikely friendship with a parrot and a dog has amassed more than 25,000 followers on Instagram, is dead after he was attacked at a park, according to his owner. Ponzu was brother to Mango the parrot, Tofu the dog and fellow feline Kimchi, who joined the family last year. "Upon arrival police were informed by a 34 year-old female that she had a dispute with an unknown Hispanic female suspect when the suspect punched and kicked the victim causing cuts and bruises." Evelyn Serrano, 42, was arrested and charged with assault on Wednesday in connection to the incident, the spokesperson tells PEOPLE. Aksornnan said on Instagram that her family feels "robbed" and "Ponzu was taken away from us way too soon."
Scott Disick Is 'Struggling' with Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker's Relationship: Source
Scott Disick has not had an easy time seeing ex Kourtney Kardashian move on with boyfriend Travis Barker. Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Credit: Getty (3)The source notes that Disick "has many regrets" regarding his former relationship with Kardashian, 42. Kardashian and Disick split in 2015 after dating on and off for nine years. "I feel like I just don't like seeing you with another guy," Disick says to Kardashian in a sneak peek at Thursday's episode. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Credit: Kardashian/Instagram
Meghan Markle and Archie Spoke with the Queen Before Prince Philip's Funeral, Says Source
He didn't want to leave Meghan and Archie alone," the source tells PEOPLEMeghan Markle and Archie Spoke with the Queen Before Prince Philip's Funeral, Says SourceWhile Meghan Markle couldn't attend Prince Philip's funeral last Saturday, she connected with her grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth ahead of the service. "Meghan spoke with Harry before his grandfather's funeral," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Meghan and Archie also spoke with the Queen earlier this week." After a tense year apart, Harry, who returned home to California on Tuesday, also reunited with his brother Prince William at the funeral. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex Prince William and Prince Harry | Credit: Gareth Fuller/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrince Harry, Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attend the funeral service of Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Prince William | Credit: BBCThe brothers are unlikely to meet again before July, when they are due to unveil a statue in honor of their late mother, Princess Diana.
Jennifer Lopez Ultimately Ended Engagement to Alex Rodriguez Because She Couldn’t Fully 'Trust' Him: Sources
In the end, the sources say, Lopez could no longer fully "trust" Rodriguez, who flew to visit her in the Dominican Republic days after they publicly acknowledged on March 15 they were working through long simmering issues. Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez | Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty ImagesThen, when Lopez headed to the Dominican Republic for work, rumors Rodriguez had a wandering eye added strain. In the wake of their breakup, Lopez and Rodriguez are figuring out how to untangle their intertwined worlds. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez with their kids | Credit: Alex Rodriguez/InstagramShe's also found support in Anthony, 52, who recently brought Max and Emme to the Dominican Republic to spend quality time with their mom. Though ending things with Rodriguez wasn't easy, Lopez feels at peace with her decision.
Angelina Jolie Says She Hasn't Directed Lately Due to a 'Change' in Her 'Family Situation'
"I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs," Angelina Jolie saidAngelina Jolie Says She Hasn't Directed Lately Due to a 'Change' in Her 'Family Situation'Angelina Jolie is opening up about why she has been sticking to acting lately. "I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that's not made it possible for me to direct for a few years," said Jolie, 45, who is still going through a divorce from ex Brad Pitt after she first filed back in 2016. "I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs," Jolie told EW. angelina jolie and brad pitt Angelina Jolie (L); Brad Pitt | Credit: Amy Sussman/WireImage; Steve Granitz/WireImageJolie also explained why she has had to suppress her own instincts to fit the "not maternal by nature" personality of her character, Hannah, in the upcoming film. Angelina Jolie and Kids From L to R: Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Knox Jolie-Pitt | Credit: David Fisher/ShutterstockRELATED VIDEO: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are Amicably Co-Parenting After a "Lot of Family Therapy": SourceThe Girl, Interrupted Oscar winner recently posed for British Vogue's March issue, and spoke with the magazine about what a "typical day" for her family looks like.
Shanna Moakler ‘Hurt’ by Ex Travis Barker’s Similarly Lavish PDA for Kourtney Kardashian: Source
Shanna Moakler was married to Travis Barker from 2004-08 and shares three children with the Blink-182 musicianAlthough it's been over 10 years since Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker split, old memories from their past are being unearthed amid his new relationship with Kourtney Kardashian. It's all exactly the same," a source close to Moakler, who is dating Matthew Rondeau, tells PEOPLE. The singer also gifted Kardashian, 42, with a massive floral arrangement in her home, which she showed off on Instagram. Shanna Moakler, Travis Barker Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker | Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicAdditionally, the former Miss USA is conflicted about Kardashian's relationship with the children Moakler shares with Barker. Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian | Credit: Travis Barker/InstagramSince going public with their relationship, the pair have posted about each other on social media.
Gretchen Rossi Needs ‘More Time’ Before Implanting Remaining Embryo
While the Real Housewives of Orange County alum has one healthy embryo remaining, she’s on the fence about implanting with so much on her plate already. “We do have one more genetically sound embryo that, in a way, I kind of would feel guilty if I didn’t implant. “And because Skylar’s only 22 months, she’s right at that age where she’s starting to be a little more difficult. “50 to 70 percent of the time, the Heimlich maneuver does not work even when performed by a professional,” Rossi said. And having this kind of backup resource at our fingertips can literally save a life.”With reporting by Christina Garibaldi
Jana Kramer Files for Divorce from Mike Caussin: 'He Cheated and Broke Her Trust,' Says Source
"The focus now is on their kids," a source tells PEOPLE about the couple, confirming their splitJana Kramer has filed for divorce from Mike Caussin. I'll always encourage you to continue the good fight, but you can't fight it alone. RELATED VIDEO: Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin Discuss Latest Infidelity Scandal Surrounding Their Relationship"I've dated only a few women in my life," the former NFL player wrote in it. Jana Kramer and Husband Mike Caussin Mike Caussin and Jana Kramer"The pain consumed my every thought and physically hurt me more than I thought I could handle," she wrote in an essay for Good Morning America. "Nothing is perfect," Kramer wrote then.
John Travolta Reminisces About Dancing with Princess Diana: It Felt 'as If It Were a Fairytale'
In an instantly iconic moment, Princess Diana and Travolta twirled around the dance floor at a 1985 White House state dinner hosted by then-President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy ReaganJohn Travolta Reminisces About Dancing with Princess Diana: It Felt 'as If It Were a Fairytale'John Travolta will never forget the moment he danced with Princess Diana. In an instantly iconic moment, Diana and Travolta twirled around the dance floor at a 1985 White House state dinner hosted by then-President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. John travolta on dancing with princess diana Credit: corbis/Getty ImagesTravolta said that the experience felt like a "fairytale" that he would continue to remember for decades to come. The Saturday Night Fever star revealed previously that it was Nancy Reagan that told him Princess Diana wished to dance with him during an interview with Dutch television station Één. "Yes, I danced with Princess Diana in 1986, I believe," he said.
How Danica Patrick Met New Boyfriend Carter Comstock
Danica Patrick and new boyfriend Carter Comstock just started dating a few months ago, but they’re already thriving together. A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the pair “were set up” by the cofounders of Beam, a direct-to-consumer wellness brand that both Patrick and Comstock are investors in. Two days later, Comstock popped up in one of the photos Patrick shared from a recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. “Carter also helps very regularly with business advice because he has so much start-up experience,” says the source. A source told Us that the athlete has “completely moved on” from Rodgers, 37, but the breakup did come with its share of difficulties.
See Celebrities’ Craziest Tattoos
When it comes to tattoos, stars love to go bold, bright, daring and downright wacky. Taking self expression to new heights, celebs are finding fresh and crazy designs to add to their body art collections. Check out photos of Lady Gaga, Lea Michele, Megan Fox, Miley Cyrus and other celebrities’ most note-worthy tattoos!
15 Mother’s Day Gifts to Suit Every Budget
We all know that choosing the right gift for Mother’s Day can be a tough task, and we’ve all conducted the same Google search year after year: “Best Mother’s Day gifts.” Maybe that’s even how you found this article. The issue is that some of those gift guides feature presents we either can’t afford or are too far below our budget! For 2021, we’ve rounded up 15 gifts for the mom in your life. Maybe she loves beauty products and flowers, maybe she’s pet-obsessed or maybe she’s looking forward to hosting some fun parties as the world gets back to normal. Our picks range from under $50 to over $600, so let’s get to them!
Mike Tindall: Prince Philip's 'No Fuss' Funeral Was 'Perfect' for Him
Zara Tindall‘s husband, Mike Tindall, thinks the British royal family planned the “perfect” sendoff for the late Prince Philip. Like many members of the royal family, Mike was impressed by how strong Queen Elizabeth II has been in the wake of her husband’s death. His eldest son, Prince Charles, led the procession with his siblings and was joined by sons Prince William and Prince Harry. “She’s grieving the loss of her beloved husband, Prince Philip, and spent the day with her corgis. “Prince Harry got to say goodbye to the queen before her birthday and he left her a gift and card from him and Meghan [Markle, his wife],” a second source revealed.
Summer House’s Hannah, Paige Get Real About Being Filmed 24
Hannah Berner and Paige DeSorbo aren’t confident in their abilities to thrive in the Bachelor mansion, but the Summer House stars know what it’s like to be filmed nonstop after shooting season 5 of the Bravo hit. “It’s exhausting, like, just to know that there is a camera watching you 24/7,” Paige, 28, dished on Us Weekly’s “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “Because everywhere you turn, everyone’s in it.”Hannah added that she was “suffering from a lot of depression and anxiety” while filming season 5. And it’s called balance.”Bravo has yet to announce official plans for season 6 of Summer House or reveal whether the series would go back to its traditional format. When asked how the ladies would approach filming a Bachelor season, Paige, who is single, told Us she wasn’t cut out for the ABC dating show.
Liam Hemsworth’s GF Gabriella Brooks Pokes Fun at His Long Hair
Liam Hemsworth’s latest selfie got a lot of response from both his famous friends and his girlfriend, Gabriella Brooks. The snap showed the Australian actor shirtless and standing by a pond with his wild blond locks going all over the place. Brooks, for her part, jokingly wrote, “Rapunzel,” referencing the blonde Disney princess who is famous for her extremely long hair. “Liam and Gabriella are really close and feel comfortable with one another,” the source said in September 2020. “They connect over important topics and share the same values about family and life.”Ahead of his relationship with Brooks, Liam dated Cyrus, 28, on and off for 10 years before they tied the knot in December 2018.
17 Cut-Out Swimsuits That May Be More Eye-Catching Than Bikinis
When it comes to swimsuits, shoppers usually purchase one-piece options when they’re looking for garments less revealing than two-piece bikinis. 17 Sultry and Flattering One-Piece Swimsuits With Cut-Outs1. If you’re looking for a classic monokini look, this suit from ioiom is definitely your best bet! This halter cut-out swimsuit from Lomitti reminds Us of something a movie star would wear while lounging by the pool! The V-neckline on this cut-out monokini from Lomitti has a romantic ruffle detail along the hem.
Why Hilary Duff's New Hulu Show Has Fans Divided
Hilary Duff fans are torn. “We all just wanted a Lizzie McGuire reboot not a How I Met Your Mother sequel with Hilary Duff,” one fan wrote. “Hilary Duff said if Disney won’t let her be an adult in Lizzie McGuire, then Hulu will in a How I Met Your Mother spin-off,” one user tweeted. “Name the character Lizzie McShire or something and boom, Lizzie McGuire sequel,” a commenter suggested. Do I want to support Hilary Duff, especially since Lizzie McGuire isn’t happening?
Hailey Baldwin Breaks Down Her Nighttime Skincare Routine
Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) just spilled her entire nighttime skincare routine — and take it from Us — it’s filled with great tips for glow-getters everywhere. The 24-year-old model, who launched her Youtube channel in March 2021, has admittedly sensitive skin and a few pimples here and there, so her entire routine is focused on gentle cleansing, intense hydration and achieving an enviably dewy complexion. In the 5-minute clip, which was produced by OBB Pictures, Baldwin shares that she’s picked up a new skincare habit during quarantine: oil cleansing. While oil cleansing is a great alternative to makeup wipes (it doesn’t strip or pull on the skin! Fast forward through some eye cream (she uses one from Bare Minerals) and Baldwin whips out the most affordable product in her entire routine, Aquaphor!
Lauren, Mike Sorrentino: Angelina Pivarnick Can't Babysit Our Son
Pregnant Lauren Sorrentino and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino have no plans to let Angelina Pivarnick take care of their upcoming arrival. “I would probably let Vinny [Guadagnino] and never Angelina. I would, obviously, eventually let Vinny do it.”The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation stars announced in November 2020 that they’re expecting their first child, a baby boy. I think eventually there might even be a show when these kids turn 18 because that’s how close we are. “It’s one of the most rewarding work that we’ve ever done,” Mike, who is five years sober, told Us on Wednesday.
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Tom Bergeron Seemingly Hints at Possible 'DWTS' Return After Exit
Tom Bergeron shared a mysterious post on social media, instantly convincing fans that they might be seeing him again on Dancing With the Stars. Bergeron began hosting the ABC ballroom dance competition when its first season premiered in 2005 and continued in the role until July 2020. Bergeron also received comments from a handful of DWTS pros, including Jenna Johnson and her husband, Val Chmerkovskiy. Tyra Banks, who replaced Bergeron and Andrews after their exits, is expected to return as host for the upcoming round of episodes. When the America’s Next Top Model personality, 47, stepped into the DWTS ballroom, she knew she had big shoes to fill.
Chiara Aurelia: 5 Things to Know About the 'Cruel Summer' Star
Star of the summer! Chiara Aurelia made waves when her new Freeform TV show, Cruel Summer, premiered on Tuesday, April 20. That same year, she landed the part of young mean girl Addison on Pretty Little Liars — a career move that perhaps paved the way for Cruel Summer. There’s always a lot more going on,” Aurelia told Teen Vogue on Tuesday about the two shows’ similar themes. “There’s still an element of this that is relatable to teens everywhere,” Aurelia told EW.
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk’s Relationship Timeline
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk are one of the few couples to survive life after Bachelor in Paradise — and they’re finally tying the knot after several pandemic-related delays. “I’ve replanned the wedding three times now,” Gates told Us Weekly exclusively in August 2020, adding that at one point she’d “totally stopped” the planning process because of the coronavirus crisis. “I told Adam by December of this year, if there is no end in sight, we’re just going to elope and get married by ourselves. “He promised me a really big ring!” Gates joked shortly after the finale aired, adding that they didn’t feel “any pressure” from producers to get engaged during the episode. “I have baby fever, but Adam has extreme baby fever,” Gates told Us in August 2020, noting that it would be “totally fine” if they got pregnant by accident.
'Master of None' Returning to Netflix in May After 4-Year Break
Master of None‘s third season will be back soon after an unusually long break. Master of None, created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, premiered in November 2015 and was followed by a second season in May 2017. The show has won three Emmys, including two for writing, and Ansari, 38, won a Golden Globe for his acting in the show in 2018. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I needed a looonng break before I could come back to it,” he told Vulture in April 2017. The actress, 36, won an Emmy for writing the season 2 episode “Thanksgiving” with Ansari.
Celebrities' Real Names: Pics
It’s not uncommon for celebrities to use stage names in Hollywood, but some stars’ actual monikers may surprise you. “My name in fact is not even Ashton — Ashton is my middle name. My first name’s Chris and it always has been. Once I was free, I was able to be myself.”Another star who wasn’t born the way we know them today is Jamie Foxx, whose name is Eric Marlon Bishop. “I got a standing ovation, and that’s when Jamie Foxx happened.”Scroll through the gallery below to see which of your favorite celebrities go by a stage name.
Irina Shayk Shares Glimpse at Daughter in Photo Bradley Cooper Took
Irina Shayk shared a rare glimpse of her daughter, Lea De Seine, while posing for a new Burberry collection — and it appears the model’s ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper took the photo. “I never understood the term coparenting,” she said. “When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad. “My past relationship, it’s something that belongs to me, and it’s private. “Life without B is new ground,” Shayk told British Vogue in January 2020.
We Just Spotted Emily Ratajkowski Rocking These Classic Tennis Shoes
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Queen Elizabeth II: She’s Just Like Us!
She may be the Queen of England, but sometimes Queen Elizabeth II is Just Like Us! Some royal enthusiasts were shocked to learn that Elizabeth, who is the world’s oldest living monarch, even does her own makeup — most of the time. She is often spotted traveling from King’s Cross station in London to King’s Lynn station in Norfolk in December. “The Queen has been taking scheduled trains throughout her reign,” the palace said in a statement at the time after the photos of the queen aboard the train made headlines. “I still think she’s just my grandmother, really,” Will said during a 2012 interview.
BiP’s Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk’s Romantic Honeymoon: Photos
Raven Gates and Adam Gottschalk jetted off to Hawaii following their intimate wedding. “I told Adam the other day … we were sitting on the couch eating Cheetos, eating ice cream, all this junk food. I’m not doing that; I’m not uninviting people,” Gates said on Us’ “Here for the Right Reasons” podcast. “So I told Adam by December of this year, if there is no end in sight, we’re just going to elope and get married by ourselves. Gottschalk wore a yarmulke in tradition with his Jewish heritage while Gates’ gown was embroidered with flowers from top to bottom.
17 of the Best Secret Tummy-Control Bikinis That Will Flatter Your Figure
We love bikinis in general, but finding one that lets us actually enjoy ourselves without any insecurities or reservations creeping through is a tricky task. That’s why we’re specifically searching for tummy-control styles this year — cute, adorable, flirty ones that make us feel like a million bucks. 17 of the Best Tummy-Control Bikinis You Can BuyTriangle:1. This Adisputent bikini‘s bottoms are actually high-rise shorts with cute ties on the sides! This SHEKINI bikini‘s shoulder straps are removable, but the bottoms should stay firmly in place and looking fabulous!
Bachelor’s Ashley Spivey Is Pregnant After Suffering a Miscarriage
Ashley Spivey revealed that she is six weeks pregnant, five months after suffering a miscarriage. “Plot twist??,” Spivey, 36, wrote via Instagram on Wednesday, April 21, alongside a photo of her ultrasound. “I don’t want to have to stay silent about it because of taboos or a fear of jinxing it,” she wrote. “I’m scared and I’m nervous, but I’m also overjoyed. “That means this lil seed baby will arrive sometime between the days that my Dad and CJ died,” she explained.
Jana Kramer, Mike Caussin Split After 6 Years of Marriage
Jana Kramer announced she and husband Mike Caussin have split after six years of marriage. Kramer and Caussin, who wed in 2015, share daughter Jolie, 5, and son Jace, 2. Earlier this year, Kramer admitted to Us that she doesn’t completely trust Caussin, who has been open about his sex addiction relapses in recent years. He’s showing up today. He’s showing up as a father, he’s showing up as a husband and he’s living it with integrity,” the actress told Us in January.
April and Jackson Reunite on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Photos
Sarah Drew’s return as Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy is coming up — and ABC has finally released teaser photos from the May episode. The network dropped a series of stills from the upcoming episode on Tuesday, April 20, showing April’s reunion with Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams). Us Weekly confirmed on March 12 that Drew’s character would return during season 17 of the series. Knight), who were both killed off earlier in the series, as part of Meredith Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo) dream sequence. Scroll down to see April and Jackson’s reunion ahead of the May 6 episode of Grey’s Anatomy:
21 Perfect Vacation Dresses to Wear on Your Next Trip
If you’re lucky enough to be planning a safe trip this summer, you’re likely already stocking up on pieces to wear. Our Absolute Favorite: This T-shirt dress from BTFBM is a bona fide hit! Our Absolute Favorite: The flowy skirt on this maxi dress from Milumia will look so incredible in Instagram pictures! We Also Love: This simple maxi dress from VERABENDI has an off-the-shoulder neckline that shoppers love! We Also Love: This Ever-Pretty maxi dress has a classic off-the-shoulder neckline that you know will always look incredible!
Alex Rodriguez Celebrates Daughter's Birthday With J. Lo Pics
Alex Rodriguez included Jennifer Lopez in his birthday tribute to daughter Ella on Tuesday, April 21. “That number has meant a lot to me over the years, but today, it’s even more special than ever. Happy magical 13th birthday sweetheart!”The old photos the Out of the Ballpark author used ranged from sibling shots to vacation pictures. Not only did Rodriguez include photos of Emma with Lopez’s 13-year-old twins, Maximilian and Emme, but a couple with the Grammy winner, 51, as well. Lopez and the former New York Yankees player, who began dating in 2017, ended their engagement earlier this month after previously denying breakup rumors.
Pregnant Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Haven’t Picked Daughter's Name
Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have yet to choose a name for their upcoming arrival. The couple have been taking their time because they want their second child’s name “to have meaning,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “My son Harry tells me that during their recent tour of Australia, he and his wife were offered countless, thoughtful suggestions for the naming of their forthcoming baby,” the Prince of Wales, 72, said in November 2018. “Just between us, I suspect that Kylie and Shane may possibly make the short list. In February, shortly after announcing Meghan’s second pregnancy, news broke that they would not be returning to their roles as working royals.
Gretchen Rossi: Tamra Judge's 'True Colors' Came Out in Shannon Feud
While it’s been years since Real Housewives of Orange County alums Gretchen Rossi and Tamra Judge‘s on-screen drama, the former castmates won’t be making amends anytime soon. “Thankfully, we don’t really live in the same community, so I don’t have to run into her or anything like that. I mean, I guess I was in a way because I felt like the network sometimes rewards bad behavior,” Rossi continued. “But I do have to say with Tamra gone, it makes it a lot easier to say yes,” she added. “50 to 70 percent of the time, the Heimlich maneuver does not work even when performed by a professional,” Rossi told Us.
Inside Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's Achingly Beautiful Romance
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Hannah Brown, Iggy Azalea and Taye Diggs Will Play for Love on The Celebrity Dating Game
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The Bachelor's Ashley Spivey Is Pregnant 5 Months After Pregnancy Loss
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Sofia Richie Narrowly Avoids "Very Awkward" Run-In With Scott Disick's Girlfriend Amelia Hamlin
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Prince Harry’s Been a ‘Supportive Partner’ Amid Meghan’s Pregnancy
Prince Harry has been “constantly doting” on Meghan Markle as she prepares to give birth to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby girl, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “It’s a girl,” the prince revealed during the pair’s CBS tell-all interview in March. “He’s already really missing Meghan and Archie and has been FaceTiming them every day to check in,” a source told Us on April 12. According to the first source, Meghan is “feeling much better” during his pregnancy compared to when she was pregnant with Archie in 2019. “Meghan does yoga every day, sometimes twice a day, it’s what keeps her healthy both physically and mentally during the pregnancy,” the source says.
'Masked Singer': Bobby Brown Unmasked as the Crab
Bobby Brown was eliminated from The Masked Singer during the Wednesday, April 21, episode, but he’s satisfied with his performance on the show — especially because he knows it made his children happy. “My kids and I are really big fans of the show,” the singer, 52, told Us Weekly exclusively ahead of his big reveal. It was just fun to put on.”Though the Crab was a visual delight, his Masked Singer clues hinted at the tragedy Brown has faced throughout his life. Brown and Ward also have a daughter, La’Princia Brown, 30, and he shares son Landon Brown, 34, with ex Malika Payne. While he waits to find out who takes home the gold, he’ll be staying busy working on a new album and planning a new tour: “I can’t wait to get back out!”The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
The Challenge’s CT Reveals Biggest Difference Between Him, Fessy
Chris “CT” Tamburello and partner Amber Borzotra came in first place on The Challenge finale, securing the $90,000 prize money. “Ever since I took some time off and came back with the dad bod, no one wanted me. I’ve always been underestimated,” CT 40, told Us Weekly exclusively following his win. During a night out, Fessy, 29, told CT that he’s “a used-to” and claimed he was “better” and “faster” than the longtime player. I like to work smarter not harder,” CT told Us.
Progressives will deliver their own response to Biden's speech to Congress
Progressives will deliver their own response to Biden's speech to CongressAdded: 22.04.2021 9:30 | 16 views | 0 commentsTraditionally, the opposition party gives a rebuttal to the president's address. But this year, a member of Biden's own party will respond, too.
LeVar Burton 'overjoyed' at chance to host 'Jeopardy!'
LeVar Burton 'overjoyed' at chance to host 'Jeopardy!' Added: 22.04.2021 9:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.prweb.comMore than 200,000 people had signed a petition calling for him to be the new “Jeopardy!” host. More in www.nbcnews.com »
These Red Carpet Fashion Looks From the Oscars Will Make You Say OMG
Lights, camera...glam! After a year of looking at loungewear--whether on Instagram or on your fave online shops--it's finally time to get lost in all the razzle-dazzle that only the...
Mother's Day Gifts for the Earth Mother
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The Challenge: Double Agents' Winners Sound Off on Their "Close to Perfect" Partnership
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14 Secrets About Water For Elephants Revealed
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Going Green! Celebrate Earth Day With These Celebrities Who Own Eco-Friendly Brands
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Elisabeth Moss Teases The Handmaid's Tale's "Promises" Are Finally Fulfilled in "Huge" Season 4
Elisabeth Moss Teases The Handmaid's Tale's "Promises" Are Finally Fulfilled in "Huge" Season 4Added: 22.04.2021 9:23 | 13 views | 0 commentsElisabeth Moss is hinting that plenty of satisfying moments are on the horizon for fans of The Handmaid's Tale. The 38-year-old Emmy winner appeared on The Tonight Show on Wednesday,... Elisabeth Moss is hinting that plenty of satisfying moments are on the horizon for fans of The Handmaid's Tale. The 38-year-old Emmy winner appeared on The Tonight Show on Wednesday,... More in www.eonline.com » Tags: SPA
Heathrow refuses to allow extra flights from India
Heathrow refuses to allow extra flights from IndiaAdded: 21.04.2021 17:31 | 28 views | 0 commentsThe airport tells the BBC that it turned down requests from airlines to operate additional flights.
Russia arrests hundreds at Navalny protests as Putin warns West not to cross 'red lines'
Added: 22.04.2021 10:36 | 14 views | 0 commentsPutin said perpetrators of any provocations against Russia will come to regret it "in the way that they have not regretted anything for a long time."
Experts believe a contagion effect could be tied to recent mass shootings
Experts believe a contagion effect could be tied to recent mass shootingsAdded: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsTo separate mass shooting prevention from suicide prevention is a mistake, said one clinical and forensic psychologist.
Low on beds and oxygen, India sets global record for new Covid cases
Low on beds and oxygen, India sets global record for new Covid casesAdded: 22.04.2021 10:22 | 13 views | 0 commentsFatalities rose by 2,104 in the past 24 hours, raising India's overall death toll to 184,657, the Health Ministry said.
Biden will commit to halving U.S. emissions by 2030 as part of Paris climate pact
Biden will commit to halving U.S. emissions by 2030 as part of Paris climate pactAdded: 22.04.2021 11:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe president is set to announce the pledge during remarks at the White House's virtual climate summit Thursday.
Remember the debt limit? Top Republican revives demand for spending cuts
Remember the debt limit? Top Republican revives demand for spending cutsAdded: 22.04.2021 10:18 | 6 views | 0 commentsSen. Rick Scott's efforts come as President Biden presses for a new infrastructure and jobs bill.
The shameful rise and triumphant fall of soccer's ridiculous Super League
The shameful rise and triumphant fall of soccer's ridiculous Super LeagueAdded: 22.04.2021 10:18 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe Super League’s elitism, instantly subject to ridicule, probably meant it never had a chance.
Castro is finally gone. Biden needs to act.
Castro is finally gone. Biden needs to act. Added: 22.04.2021 9:30 | 13 views | 0 commentsA new leader in Havana provides an opportunity for those advocating for major change — largely the nation's youth — to push for reform more forcefully.
Is this the end of line for the landline phone?
Is this the end of line for the landline phone? Added: 22.04.2021 0:09 | 30 views | 0 commentsSource: www.snopes.comFour million homes have dropped their fixed line phones since 2000 a trend which may see a post-pandemic boost. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all about
Post Office scandal: What the Horizon saga is all aboutAdded: 22.04.2021 0:08 | 29 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wallpaperflare.comThe background to the case of sub-postmasters whose convictions were based on evidence from faulty IT. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Employment: North and Midlands 'leading jobs recovery
Added: 22.04.2021 0:08 | 32 views | 0 commentsSeveral areas now have more job vacancies than before the pandemic, a study finds.
Italian hospital employee accused of skipping work for 15 years
Added: 21.04.2021 22:17 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe hospital worker in southern Italy earned €538,000 while not going into work, media say.
Climate change: Shipping industry calls for new global carbon tax
Added: 21.04.2021 19:18 | 29 views | 0 commentsThe global shipping industry wants governments to tax their carbon emissions as they try to tackle climate change
Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo
Added: 21.04.2021 17:46 | 31 views | 0 commentsThe EU General Court ruled that the differences between the firms' logos "are significant".
E.On compensates customers after Christmas blunder
E.On compensates customers after Christmas blunderAdded: 22.04.2021 8:10 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: en.wikipedia.orgThe energy firm will pay more than £650,000 after taking payments on Christmas Eve instead of January. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
The student loan bubble 'is going to burst'
The student loan bubble 'is going to burst'Added: 22.04.2021 9:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsCancelling student debt was once a fringe idea in the US, but it's become increasingly mainstream.
Billionaire Sir James Dyson moves residency back to the UK
Billionaire Sir James Dyson moves residency back to the UKAdded: 22.04.2021 5:18 | 21 views | 0 commentsSir James faced criticism in 2019 over relocating his company's global headquarters to Singapore.
Australia provokes China anger over scrapped deals
Added: 22.04.2021 3:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsBeijing described the move to tear up the Belt and Road deals as "unreasonable and provocative".
NIO: 'Tesla killer' wants better US-China cooperation
NIO: 'Tesla killer' wants better US-China cooperationAdded: 22.04.2021 2:18 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ibtimes.comElectric carmaker NIO is at the forefront of China's effort to dominate the electric vehicle market. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Tata 'sues Liberty Steel over unpaid debts'
Tata 'sues Liberty Steel over unpaid debts'Added: 22.04.2021 0:49 | 28 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thisismoney.co.ukIt claims Liberty owes debts from the acquisition of Tata's speciality steels business, reports say. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: Experts
No solution to Syrian crisis with Assad in power: ExpertsAdded: 12.03.2021 0:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: america.aljazeera.comLONDON: A decade since the outbreak of the war in Syria, experts have warned that there can be no resolution to the crisis while President Bashar Assad remains in power “If the Assad family and entourage are still ruling Syria four years from now, Syria will be even immeasurably worse than it is now,” Frederic Hof, former US special envoy to Syria, said at an event hosted by London-based think tank Chatham House and attended by Arab News. “This is hard to imagine because we’re already looking at what is for all practical purposes a failed state. We’re seeing... More in article.wn.com » London, ISIS, President Tags: Syria
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation
Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nationAdded: 11.03.2021 20:35 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wbur.orgThe signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. The signing came hours before Biden delivers his first prime-time address since taking office. He’s aiming to steer the nation toward a hungered-for sentiment — hope — as he marks one year since the onset of the pandemic that has killed more than 529,000 Americans. “This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said as he signed the bill in the Oval... More in article.wn.com » Economy Tags: President
Jaguar Land Rover suspends output due to chip shortage
Jaguar Land Rover suspends output due to chip shortageAdded: 22.04.2021 11:59 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.carpixel.netBritain's biggest carmaker to suspend output at two factories because of global semiconductor shortage. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows at Canary Wharf HSBC
Added: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe activists say they targeted HSBC because the bank is contributing to the climate crisis.
Sir James Dyson: From barrows to billions
Added: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsOne of the most high-profile businessmen in favour of Brexit, Sir James Dyson's biggest idea started with cardboard and sticky tape.
How product placements may soon be added to classic films
How product placements may soon be added to classic filmsAdded: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsGetting consumer goods in shot is big business for movies and TV series, and items can now be added digitally.
Greensill lender Credit Suisse suffers 'unacceptable' loss
Added: 22.04.2021 10:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsCredit Suisse raises $2bn to shore up its finances as regulators open another probe into the Swiss bank.
Russia 'Better Prepared' Than NATO for Large-Scale War, Swedish Military Report Concludes
Added: 12.03.2021 7:04 | 16 views | 0 commentsDespite NATO's elevated military spending and its positioning of troops further eastward and closer to Russia, Russia still has the edge in the event of a major conflict, the Swedish Defence Research Agency concluded after running simulations.
China to begin trial of two Canadians for alleged espionage soon, state media reports
Added: 12.03.2021 5:25 | 16 views | 0 commentsBeijing (CNN)Two Canadian citizens charged with espionage in China could go on trial "soon," according to the state-run Global Times newspaper. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained since December 2018 and were charged in June last year with spying. In an article published late Thursday, the Global Times said that their cases had previously been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic but were now proceeding.
Quad to hold first-ever head of states meet today
Added: 12.03.2021 4:42 | 16 views | 0 commentsNew Delhi [India], March 12 (ANI): Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad), a strategic forum comprising India, Japan, Australia and the United States of America, will hold its first-ever head of states meet virtually on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be meeting virtually with President Joe Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia. The Quad, mooted by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2007, has met regularly at the working and foreign ministers...
At least 10 Ships Bound for Syria Targeted by Israel Within Past 1.5 Years
At least 10 Ships Bound for Syria Targeted by Israel Within Past 1.5 Years - ReportsAdded: 12.03.2021 3:11 | 17 views | 0 commentsMOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th March, 2021) Israel has targeted at least 10 ships that headed for Syria within the past 1.5...
Big Tech Got $3 Trillion Bigger During the Pandemic – and Became a Bigger Target
Big Tech Got $3 Trillion Bigger During the Pandemic – and Became a Bigger TargetAdded: 12.03.2021 3:06 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.upi.comWhile the past year has been financially and emotionally crippling for millions of Americans, the nation's tech giants have not only survived, but thrived. This week marks the unhappy one-year anniversary of when the weight of the coronavirus pandemic seemed to really hit the U.S., when Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson both announced they'd tested positive for COVID-19 and the NBA halted its season - two major indicators life was about to go sideways. At the same time, the stock market was tanking, with the Dow absorbing its biggest single-day percentage decline since the "Black Monday" crash of 1987; the tech-heavy Nasdaq was beat up nearly as bad, dropping more than... More in article.wn.com » Tom Hanks Tags: NBA
China wraps up annual session, paves way for Xi's third term
Added: 12.03.2021 2:13 | 14 views | 0 commentsChina wrapped up this year's annual session of the country's parliament after paving the way for a controversial third term for President Xi Jinping, with its neighbor Japan increasingly on guard against the Asian power's ambition. In a bid to cement the authority of the Communist Party, the National People's Congress on Thursday adopted a resolution to alter Hong Kong's electoral system so that the mainland can exclude pro-democracy activists from the political arena in the territory. Also at the parliament, the Chinese government pledged to take measures to surpass the United States as the world's biggest economy by 2035, highlighting Xi's eagerness to remain in power at least for the next...
Russia ‘unlikely’ to invade Ukraine after ‘worrying’ military deployments say analysts
Added: 22.04.2021 0:13 | 22 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA is unlikely to mount an all-out invasion in Ukraine despite moving thousands of troops to the east of the country, analysts have claimed.
Pakistan bomb: At least four people killed after huge explosion at luxury hotel
Pakistan bomb: At least four people killed after huge explosion at luxury hotelAdded: 22.04.2021 0:00 | 25 views | 0 commentsA BOMB has exploded at a luxury hotel in Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring 12.
Fears grow for 53 crewmen on missing Indonesian submarine: 'Vessel may never be found'
Fears grow for 53 crewmen on missing Indonesian submarine: 'Vessel may never be found'Added: 21.04.2021 22:56 | 23 views | 0 commentsA SUBMARINE which vanished with 53 crewmen on board may never found, a naval expert has warned.
Russia stands up to Putin: Thousands ignore threats and protest in support of Navalny
Russia stands up to Putin: Thousands ignore threats and protest in support of NavalnyAdded: 21.04.2021 21:21 | 24 views | 0 commentsRUSSIA descended into chaos today as thousands of protestors defied coronavirus restrictions in order to protest against Vladimir Putin.
Chilling footage captures Iranian drone spying on US warships in Persian Gulf
Chilling footage captures Iranian drone spying on US warships in Persian Gulf - VIDEOAdded: 21.04.2021 21:09 | 24 views | 0 commentsIRAN has claimed to have captured detailed images of a US aircraft carrier sailing through the Persian Gulf using spy drones.
Venezuela crisis: How did the conflict in Venezuela start? Why is the crisis so important?
Venezuela crisis: How did the conflict in Venezuela start? Why is the crisis so important? Added: 21.04.2021 20:08 | 25 views | 0 commentsVENEZUELA is in a state of humanitarian crisis with thousands fleeing the country each and every day to escape the atrocities happening, but how did the conflict begin?
French MEP loses it with Macron over 'catastrophic' vaccine rollout as UK tastes freedom
French MEP loses it with Macron over 'catastrophic' vaccine rollout as UK tastes freedomAdded: 21.04.2021 19:48 | 28 views | 0 commentsA FURIOUS French MEP has condemned Emmanuel Macron's shambolic Covid vaccine strategy and demanded an end to the country's lockdown.
EU not doing enough to undermine Putin’s operations, claims Russian activist
Added: 22.04.2021 5:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsTHE EU could seriously undermine Putin's operations if they followed in the footsteps of the US and took a harder stance against Russia, an activist has claimed.
Donald Trump humiliation: $5 ladders conquer billion dollar border wall
Added: 22.04.2021 3:46 | 21 views | 0 commentsDONALD TRUMP'S border wall between the US and Mexico has been scaled by cheap ladders, in a humiliating blow to the former President's flagship policy.
Covid Horror: India scrambles to contain second wave as residents beg for supplies
Covid Horror: India scrambles to contain second wave as residents beg for suppliesAdded: 22.04.2021 2:34 | 21 views | 0 commentsINDIA continues to suffer the consequences of a second wave of coronavirus that has left residents begging for supplies on social media platforms.
Covid super variant: ‘World’s most mutated’ strain needs ‘urgent study’ claims CDC
Covid super variant: ‘World’s most mutated’ strain needs ‘urgent study’ claims CDCAdded: 22.04.2021 1:51 | 19 views | 0 commentsSCIENTISTS have discovered a super variant strain of the Covid-19 virus.
Israel sounds alarm after Syrian missile strikes near nuclear reactor
Added: 22.04.2021 0:58 | 21 views | 0 commentsISRAEL'S military has confirmed a missile exploded in the south of the country today, causing sirens to trigger near the Dimona nuclear reactor.
Putin issues warning to the West for ‘picking on Russia’
Putin issues warning to the West for ‘picking on Russia’ - ‘crossing a red line’Added: 22.04.2021 0:18 | 18 views | 0 commentsVLADIMIR PUTIN has issued a stark warning to any country that crosses the ‘red line' amid war fears with Ukraine.
China nuclear war fears as new power plants could be large source of plutonium
Added: 22.04.2021 0:45 | 20 views | 0 commentsWAR fears have been raised in the US after China's new generation nuclear power plants are said to have the capacity to produce large amounts of plutonium that could be used in nuclear weapons.
Live updates: Biden casts vaccinations as a patriotic duty, urges Americans to protect themselves, others
Live updates: Biden casts vaccinations as a patriotic duty, urges Americans to protect themselves, othersAdded: 21.04.2021 21:18 | 26 views | 0 commentsThe president's planned remarks come amid a busy week at the White House. On Thursday, Biden is scheduled to host a global summit on climate change.
Pfizer vaccine scam: Pharmaceutical giant issues warning about fake doses of the jab
Pfizer vaccine scam: Pharmaceutical giant issues warning about fake doses of the jabAdded: 22.04.2021 10:49 | 16 views | 0 commentsPFIZER has issued a warning to the public after finding fake coronavirus vaccine shots in Poland and Mexico.
Vladimir Putin pledges enemies will be 'sorrier than ever before' if Russia attacked
Vladimir Putin pledges enemies will be 'sorrier than ever before' if Russia attackedAdded: 22.04.2021 10:46 | 12 views | 0 commentsRUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin issued a blunt and stark warning to his foes warning any of those responsible for involvement or interference in Russian affairs will be "sorry" for their actions.
Foreign aid: Why does the UK give aid to China?
Added: 22.04.2021 9:38 | 12 views | 0 commentsTHE BRITISH government has slashed its aid budget for China by 95 percent, a move praised by some and criticised by others. So why does the UK give aid to China in the first place?
India variant: Expert warns new Covid case is 'triple mutant' and threatening world surges
Added: 22.04.2021 9:05 | 10 views | 0 commentsTHE INDIA Covid variant has been classed as a "triple mutant" by one expert who warned the new strain will be tracked elsewhere.
‘We are desperate to welcome you!’ Spanish tourism minister begs Britons to return
Added: 22.04.2021 8:42 | 11 views | 0 commentsSPANISH Tourism Secretary Fernando Valdes pleaded with Britons to return to the country this summer as he confirmed his Government are doing everything he could to provide secure holidays.
Amazon is opening a hair salon in London
Added: 21.04.2021 16:29 | 32 views | 0 commentsThe salon will use augmented reality to show styles and colours on clients before they have their hair done.
TikTok loophole sees users post pornographic and violent videos
Added: 21.04.2021 13:45 | 29 views | 0 commentsTikTok says it is fighting to stop a unique trend exposing users to explicit and shocking material
EU artificial intelligence rules will ban 'unacceptable' use
Added: 21.04.2021 13:28 | 32 views | 0 commentsAn outright ban on some AI systems, such as "social scoring" by governments, is proposed for the EU.
Live updates: Biden to convene world leaders for virtual climate summit, seeking to restore U.S. leadership
Live updates: Biden to convene world leaders for virtual climate summit, seeking to restore U.S. leadershipAdded: 22.04.2021 12:17 | 11 views | 0 commentsParticipants are expected to include Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among many others.
As the voting-rights fight moves to Texas, defiant Republicans test the resolve of corporations that oppose restrictions
As the voting-rights fight moves to Texas, defiant Republicans test the resolve of corporations that oppose restrictionsAdded: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 14 views | 0 commentsLegislators are promoting measures that would drastically curtail access to the polls and could disproportionately affect voters of color, critics say.
Stephen Miller’s attack on Biden’s immigration policy
Added: 22.04.2021 8:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe architect of Donald Trump's immigration policies twisted a few facts in criticizing Biden's.
Chauvin verdict injects a fresh jolt of momentum into police overhaul efforts
Added: 22.04.2021 1:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsBiden plans to highlight the push to revamp policing in his speech to Congress next week, while Sen. Tim Scott takes the lead among Republicans in trying to craft a bill.
NRA launches $2 million campaign to oppose Biden gun-control agenda
NRA launches $2 million campaign to oppose Biden gun-control agendaAdded: 22.04.2021 1:18 | 26 views | 0 commentsEffort is launched as the longtime gun-rights group faces a bankruptcy trial.
Biden pledged action on racial justice. How will his words translate into action?
Biden pledged action on racial justice. How will his words translate into action? Added: 21.04.2021 23:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsThe president hopes to seize a moment as Lyndon B. Johnson did after Bloody Sunday, but those pressing for change await his plan
Lina Khan’s nomination hearing signals a new era of tough antitrust enforcement for the tech industry
Lina Khan’s nomination hearing signals a new era of tough antitrust enforcement for the tech industryAdded: 21.04.2021 22:17 | 16 views | 0 commentsKhan told senators in the last few years, new evidence has come to light showing there were “missed opportunities” for enforcement actions under the Obama administration.
MI5 joins Instagram to bust 'martini-drinking stereotypes'
MI5 joins Instagram to bust 'martini-drinking stereotypes'Added: 22.04.2021 7:17 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.whatsontv.co.ukLaunching the account, MI5's boss says: "You can insert your own joke about whether we will be following you." More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo
Added: 22.04.2021 7:17 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe EU General Court ruled that the differences between the firms' logos "are significant".
Is it the end of the line for landline phones?
Is it the end of the line for landline phones? Added: 22.04.2021 7:17 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.supercars.netFour million homes have dropped their fixed line phones since 2000 a trend which may see a post-pandemic boost. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Google and Apple attacked on app store 'monopoly'
Google and Apple attacked on app store 'monopoly'Added: 22.04.2021 1:37 | 28 views | 0 commentsRepublican and Democrat senators criticise Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
Met Office and Microsoft to build climate supercomputer
Added: 22.04.2021 1:13 | 35 views | 0 commentsThe Met Office will work with Microsoft on a supercomputer which will help model climate change.
$300 weekly unemployment benefits: How many payments are left? What you should know
$300 weekly unemployment benefits: How many payments are left? What you should knowAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsWe'll explain what unemployed workers will get from the American Rescue Plan and how they can qualify for a tax exemption.
Shadow and Bone review: Impressive Netflix fantasy lacks one thing
Shadow and Bone review: Impressive Netflix fantasy lacks one thingAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsYoung adult fantasy fans will find plenty to love -- except for a compelling main character.
57 of the best TV shows to watch on Netflix
57 of the best TV shows to watch on NetflixAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsLooking for a great show to watch? Here are some of the best Netflix has to offer.
Wait, no AirPods 3? 8 things Apple still didn't give us at its Spring Loaded event
Wait, no AirPods 3? 8 things Apple still didn't give us at its Spring Loaded eventAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsApple unveiled an upgraded Apple TV, AirTags, new M1 iMacs and two new iPad Pros. But we're still waiting on new AirPods, an M1 Mac Pro and more.
Xbox Series X restock: Updates from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart and more
Xbox Series X restock: Updates from Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart and moreAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 22 views | 0 commentsMicrosoft's new console isn't as difficult to find as the PlayStation 5, but that doesn't mean scoring one will be easy.
The best toaster oven for 2021
The best toaster oven for 2021Added: 22.04.2021 3:10 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.grunge.comToaster ovens are bulky, inefficient and outdated. There, I said it. Now let's find the ones that are actually worth it. More in www.cnet.com »
Best electric bike for 2021
Best electric bike for 2021Added: 22.04.2021 2:45 | 26 views | 0 commentsSource: www.topspeed.comThese electric bikes will help you get around while public transit is limited. And we've got picks for almost any budget. More in www.cnet.com »
The 41 best games on Nintendo Switch
Added: 22.04.2021 2:44 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe Switch has one of the best catalogues in gaming, here are our favourites.
Jaguar Land Rover suspends output due to chip shortage
Jaguar Land Rover suspends output due to chip shortageAdded: 22.04.2021 12:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.hdcarwallpapers.comBritain's biggest carmaker to suspend output at two factories because of global semiconductor shortage. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
The best robot vacuum for 2021
The best robot vacuum for 2021Added: 22.04.2021 9:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsTo find out which is best, we rigorously lab-tested leading models from Neato, iRobot, Electrolux, Eufy, Ecovacs, and more.
Best camera bag and backpack for 2021
Best camera bag and backpack for 2021Added: 22.04.2021 9:00 | 6 views | 0 commentsNeed a new photography backpack, messenger bag or roller case? These are our picks for 2021.
Buy Apple AirTags: Price, release date, when the new tracker tags go on sale
Added: 22.04.2021 9:00 | 17 views | 0 commentsApple's new AirTags can help you find your lost keys, backpack, luggage or nearly anything else you attach them to. Here's how much they cost and when you can get them.
Best essential oil diffusers for 2021
Best essential oil diffusers for 2021Added: 22.04.2021 8:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: bismarcktribune.comOne of these essential oil diffusers can keep your space smelling good for 53 hours straight and another operates via voice control. Read on to learn how to choose the best essential oil diffuser. More in www.cnet.com » SPA Tags: Oil
Where's my tax refund? Track down your tax return and when you'll get your money
Where's my tax refund? Track down your tax return and when you'll get your moneyAdded: 22.04.2021 8:18 | 20 views | 0 commentsHas the IRS started processing your tax refund yet? You can check your tax refund status online to find out and see how much your refund could be.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E an IIHS Top Safety Pick
Added: 22.04.2021 5:01 | 12 views | 0 commentsFord's all-electric filly has proved extremely safe in rigorous crash testing, earning the second-highest score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge crowned a Top Safety Pick Plus
Added: 22.04.2021 5:01 | 23 views | 0 commentsAre you really surprised a Volvo aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's rigorous testing? C'mon, you shouldn't be.
PS5 restock update: How to find inventory at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Newegg and other retailers
PS5 restock update: How to find inventory at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Newegg and other retailersAdded: 22.04.2021 4:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe Sony PS5 is still the hottest ticket in gaming. These vendors are your best bets for finding one in stock.
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first time
Stomach-churning moment hundreds of deadly baby spiders burst out of egg sack for the first timeAdded: 15.01.2018 9:46 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe tiny, venomous funnel web spiders were filmed by staff at the Australian Reptile Park as they crawled out of their egg sack
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosure
Leopard on the loose in Cornwall for nearly a WEEK after breaking out of its enclosureAdded: 14.01.2018 19:41 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: deadpoetssociety.fandom.comThe big cat, believed to belong to Todd Dalton, was only caught when a farmer set a trap after some of his sheep were killed More in www.mirror.co.uk »
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot
'Professional' photographer decides to edit family photo shoot - and the end result is terrifyingAdded: 14.01.2018 16:25 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe photographer decided to edit seven of the photos, and they are all rather creepy
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life child
Tech experts create creepy tin foil robot baby that can crawl just like a real-life childAdded: 14.01.2018 10:25 | 9 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
Some parents want to opt out of child tax credit payments. Why and how to do it
Some parents want to opt out of child tax credit payments. Why and how to do itAdded: 22.04.2021 11:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe revised child tax credit will be split between seven payments, but not everyone will want to get their money that way. We'll explain your options and what to do.
2021 Lexus ES 250 review: Super cruiser
Added: 22.04.2021 10:00 | 6 views | 0 commentsThis luxury sedan doesn't have a sporty bone in its body, making it ideal for long highway drives.
Biden's next stimulus bill could deliver even more money: What's in it for you?
Biden's next stimulus bill could deliver even more money: What's in it for you? Added: 22.04.2021 10:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsWashington lawmakers are not done looking for ways to send money and lessen debt for Americans still struggling with the results of the pandemic.
Eat it: Hanoi chef spreads joy with 'Coronaburger'
Added: 26.03.2020 17:04 | 11 views | 0 commentsYou've got to eat it, to beat it: That's the philosophy of one Hanoi chef who is attempting to boost morale in the Vietnamese capital by selling green, coronavirus-themed burgers.
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour Bridge
Runaway wallaby causes traffic chaos as it leads police on chase across Sydney Harbour BridgeAdded: 16.01.2018 3:52 | 9 views | 0 commentsA police officer is heard stifling a laugh as he drives along behind the marsupial in footage filmed from a pursuing patrol car
Mystery of 'extremely loud explosion' which stunned Merseyside residents
Added: 16.01.2018 2:04 | 9 views | 0 commentsLoud bangs were heard on Monday evening after a thunder storm - with some social media users raising fears there had been an explosion.
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fans
Three simple words Disneyland employees are never allowed to say to curious fansAdded: 15.01.2018 16:14 | 8 views | 0 commentsDisneyland is supposed to be a fun experience for visitors - and a lot of work goes into making it so
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands for
Remarkable number of hair straightener users have no idea what GHD stands forAdded: 15.01.2018 14:56 | 11 views | 0 commentsPeople are astonished by the simple acronym used by the hair straightener company
Man advertises room for rent with brutal amount of honesty
Added: 15.01.2018 13:26 | 8 views | 0 commentsRaphael Briand is leaving London and is trying to get a new renter to move into his old room (some may find the language offensive)
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police say
Five-year-old stopped on U.S. highway wanted to buy Lamborghini, police sayAdded: 06.05.2020 10:51 | 13 views | 0 commentsA trooper stopping a car with a suspected "impaired driver" on a U.S. highway on Monday was bemused to find a 5-year-old in the driver's seat, the Utah Highway Patrol tweeted.
Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow
Added: 05.05.2020 12:36 | 12 views | 0 commentsChewy and Miley, both two-year-old Schnauzer dogs, are getting their hair cut at a groomer in Bangkok for the first time since the new coronavirus outbreak began in Thailand in January.
'Darth Vader' enforces lockdown in Philippine village
Added: 04.05.2020 14:02 | 13 views | 0 commentsDressed as "Star Wars" characters, local officials in the Philippines are out and about to enforce strict quarantine measures while also handing out relief packages.
President queries Tanzania coronavirus kits after goat test
Added: 04.05.2020 12:21 | 12 views | 0 commentsCoronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urged
Do your bit for farmers and eat more fries, Belgians urgedAdded: 30.04.2020 10:14 | 12 views | 0 commentsWith potato farmers and processors struggling, Belgians are being urged to eat more fries to offset a slump in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Novelty toilet roll cakes keep Finnish baker in business
Added: 08.04.2020 16:55 | 11 views | 0 commentsA quick-thinking Helsinki bakery has saved itself from financial ruin due to the new coronavirus pandemic by creating a cake that looks like a toilet roll.
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in business
Thailand's roving dog groomer back in businessAdded: 16.06.2020 16:48 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.reuters.comVolunteer pet groomer Kriengkai Thatwakorn is thrilled to be back helping out stray dogs in Thailand, some in urgent need of a shearing after waiting three sweltering months for a trim. More in feeds.reuters.com » Tags: Thailand
Animal baby boom at Palestinian zoo after people disappear
Added: 12.06.2020 18:32 | 12 views | 0 commentsPeacocks, ostriches and baboons joined in an animal baby boom at a Palestinian zoo during the coronavirus closure as they let nature take its course free from human distractions.
Police remove emaciated lion from French circus
Added: 11.06.2020 16:11 | 9 views | 0 commentsFrench police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organization.
Russian chefs in naked lockdown protest after virus strips them of income
Added: 09.06.2020 14:14 | 12 views | 0 commentsRussian restaurant owners stripped of their income by the coronavirus lockdown are campaigning for their businesses to be allowed to reopen by posting pictures of themselves naked on social media.
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 12 views | 0 commentsIndian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-in
Night at the museum: Australian police arrest German student over break-inAdded: 18.05.2020 13:35 | 14 views | 0 commentsAustralian police on Monday charged a German student with breaking into a Sydney museum as security footage showed him allegedly taking selfies next to dinosaur exhibits.
Clawing back normality: Bangkok cat cafe reopens after virus shutdown
Added: 08.05.2020 10:20 | 12 views | 0 commentsAs Thailand's capital cautiously reopens many restaurants shuttered over coronavirus fears, the feline "employees" of the Caturday Cafe are back at work.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe appearance of a mysterious white object in the sky over northern Japan on Wednesday set social media ablaze, with speculation ranging from UFOs to coronavirus and North Korean propaganda.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 16 views | 0 commentsAlready navigating the coronavirus pandemic and the worst invasion of desert locusts for more than 25 years, parts of East Africa are now being devastated by flooding.
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warns
A third of the world could live in places as hot as the Sahara desert by 2070, WEF warnsAdded: 13.05.2020 14:40 | 16 views | 0 commentsScientists warned that billions of people could be forced to endure "unliveable" circumstances by 2070 if decisive action is not taken to halt climate change.
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even begins
Tropical storm could form off the East Coast this weekend before hurricane season even beginsAdded: 13.05.2020 19:52 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, continuing a trend toward more preseason storms in the Atlantic in recent years.
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for May
'Very unusual': Arctic air set to hit Eastern US with record-low temperatures for MayAdded: 06.05.2020 18:59 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe blast of cold air set to hit the Eastern U.S. this week could bring record-low temperatures and snowfall and frost in some Northeast states.
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warns
'Biblical' famines could double global hunger as a result of the coronavirus crisis, UN warnsAdded: 22.04.2020 14:14 | 15 views | 0 commentsFamines of "biblical proportions" are becoming a serious risk as the coronavirus crisis threatens to double the number of people nearing starvation, a U.N. body has warned.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 12 views | 0 commentsEver since the novel coronavirus reached Cuba, a tall cardboard box with arms and legs can be seen tottering around a Havana suburb, popping into the bakery or butchers, or browsing the newspaper stand.
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facility
Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on the company's flooded Michigan facilityAdded: 22.05.2020 16:15 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.themaneater.comJim Fitterling, chairman and CEO of Dow, joins "Squawk on the Street" to discuss the evacuation and flooding of its facility in Michigan. More in www.cnbc.com »
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get ready
Don't get caught unprepared if disaster strikes. Here's what you can do to get readyAdded: 22.05.2020 14:02 | 17 views | 0 commentsWith more than 38 million Americans out of work since the coronavirus pandemic began, the importance of a financial first-aid kit has never been more important.
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change
More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate changeAdded: 21.05.2020 19:49 | 12 views | 0 commentsAging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.mlive.comThe failure of two Michigan dams on Tuesday evening led to devastating floods and the evacuation of more than 10,000 people. More in www.cnbc.com »
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challenges
With an active hurricane season on the way, officials prep disaster plans for coronavirus challengesAdded: 21.05.2020 17:04 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus is complicating the job for emergency officials as they look to keep their teams and residents safe while responding to a catastrophe.
'Catastrophic' flooding underway as dam failures in Michigan force thousands to evacuate
Added: 20.05.2020 16:45 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe collapse of the Edenville Dam and Sanford Dam in Michigan released floodwaters that have inundated houses and businesses on the Tittabawassee River.
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention
Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens preventionAdded: 18.05.2020 11:00 | 13 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
How our populist moment explains the Super League's rapid implosion
Added: 21.04.2021 16:00 | 24 views | 0 commentsTwo days after 12 of the biggest clubs in European soccer announced their plans to form a new league -- unironically called the Super League -- the entire plan collapsed amid widespread dissatisfaction from fans, players and managers, evidence of a massive miscalculation by a handful of extremely wealthy owners and the continued power of populism across the globe.
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 17 views | 0 commentsA potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.
Island nations facing a 'perfect storm' as the coronavirus intersects with hurricane season
Added: 12.06.2020 7:57 | 17 views | 0 commentsAs well as being threatened by a global recession, extreme weather and the ongoing health crisis, many island economies have been hit hard by plummeting international tourism amid the pandemic.
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest years
Earth has hottest May on record, with 2020 on track to be one of the top 10 warmest yearsAdded: 05.06.2020 8:00 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe Earth had its hottest May ever last month, continuing an unrelenting climate change trend as 2020 is set to be among the hottest 10 years ever.
Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures
Added: 29.05.2020 18:09 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region.
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communities
African migrant workers are unable to send money home, cutting off a lifeline to vulnerable communitiesAdded: 29.05.2020 11:23 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.
Climate change is driving widespread forest death and creating shorter, younger trees
Added: 28.05.2020 19:00 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe Amazon rainforest is the biggest deforestation front in the world with more than 20% of the forest already destroyed.
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for it
This disaster could wipe out your finances – and few people are preparing for itAdded: 27.05.2020 16:54 | 11 views | 0 commentsAmericans' finances have been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, and now a new threat is emerging: hurricane season. Only 15% of people polled by the American Institute of CPAs have drafted a disaster plan to deal with it.
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling? Added: 18.06.2020 19:29 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 15 views | 0 commentsHundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Super League isn't canceled, only on 'standby'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Super League isn't canceled, only on 'standby'Added: 22.04.2021 12:18 | 4 views | 0 commentsDespite a ferocious backlash and widespread condemnation, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez says the so-called Super League isn't canceled, only on "standby."
Protests and demonstrations banned at 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Rule 50 upheld
Protests and demonstrations banned at 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Rule 50 upheldAdded: 22.04.2021 12:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsThe ban preventing athletes from protesting or demonstrating at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been upheld by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
How the European Super League united football against the game's wealthy owners
How the European Super League united football against the game's wealthy ownersAdded: 22.04.2021 7:59 | 19 views | 0 commentsAs crowds gathered outside Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium, there was a moment -- almost like the flick of a switch -- when angry jeers turned to whooping cheers.
European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawal
European Super League crumbles after majority of teams announce withdrawalAdded: 21.04.2021 17:01 | 36 views | 0 commentsOne by one, they began to fall.
Ellen Pao: Meritocracy in tech is a myth
Ellen Pao: Meritocracy in tech is a mythAdded: 21.04.2021 14:17 | 27 views | 0 commentsSource: nymag.comThe "biggest myth" about working in the tech industry is that it's based on a meritocracy. More in rss.cnn.com »
Goldman Sachs employs just 49 Black people in top US jobs
Added: 21.04.2021 14:17 | 24 views | 0 commentsGoldman Sachs has just 49 Black executives and senior managers in its US workforce, accounting for about 3% of the total.
U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court
Added: 18.06.2020 20:07 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be presidentAdded: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 5 views | 0 commentsFormer top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.
Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
Added: 18.06.2020 19:47 | 15 views | 0 commentsU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.
Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 15 views | 0 commentsAhead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year?
What is Juneteenth and how are people commemorating it this year? Added: 18.06.2020 19:46 | 15 views | 0 commentsJuneteenth, an annual U.S. holiday on June 19, has taken on greater significance this year following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and other African Americans.
U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
Added: 18.06.2020 19:30 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, blocking his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
Restaurants have a new challenge: Finding workers
Added: 21.04.2021 18:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsA few weeks ago, Philippe Massoud posted online ads looking for a cook to hire at ilili, his New York City restaurant.
Nearly 10% of American families struggled with unemployment last year
Added: 21.04.2021 18:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe pandemic devastated the once strong US labor market — that much we already knew from various economic data. On Wednesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics added a bit more detail.
Alexa, should I get bangs? Amazon is opening a hair salon in London
Alexa, should I get bangs? Amazon is opening a hair salon in LondonAdded: 21.04.2021 17:22 | 30 views | 0 commentsGood news for people looking to get a post-pandemic chop: Amazon is opening a hair salon in London. Yes, you read that right.
Analysis: Apple made a big mistake with its new iMacs
Analysis: Apple made a big mistake with its new iMacsAdded: 21.04.2021 17:22 | 9 views | 0 commentsApple's new iMac is awesome: a technical marvel that culminates Apple's stunning engineering achievements over the past several years. It's also ugly as sin.
The 35 most outrageous lines from Trump's 'interview' with Sean Hannity
The 35 most outrageous lines from Trump's 'interview' with Sean HannityAdded: 21.04.2021 17:22 | 15 views | 0 commentsOn Monday night, former President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News' Sean Hannity for his first on-camera interview since leaving the White House in January.
The parent company of Old Country Buffet filed for bankruptcy
The parent company of Old Country Buffet filed for bankruptcyAdded: 21.04.2021 15:17 | 24 views | 0 commentsFresh Acquisitions, the parent company of a restaurant chain that owns several buffet-style concepts, including Old Country Buffet, filed for bankruptcy.
General Motors CEO announces remote work plan for employees
Added: 21.04.2021 15:17 | 23 views | 0 commentsGeneral Motors chairman and CEO Mary Barra announced Tuesday a more flexible work situation for employees at the company.
Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: This is the biggest myth about working in tech
Ex-Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: This is the biggest myth about working in techAdded: 22.04.2021 7:17 | 18 views | 0 commentsThe "biggest myth" about working in the tech industry is that it's based on a meritocracy.
Report: Chronic leadership problems plagued oversight of DHS inspector general's office
Added: 21.04.2021 22:31 | 20 views | 0 commentsManagement and operational challenges plagued the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General for years, hurting its ability to effectively carry out its oversight mission, according to preliminary findings from the Government Accountability Office.
How to make returning to the office feel less socially awkward
How to make returning to the office feel less socially awkwardAdded: 21.04.2021 20:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: hative.comThe idea of returning to the office can conjure up a lot of emotions. Excitement. Nervousness. Anticipation. More in rss.cnn.com »
Ohio's Republican governor announces police reform bill
Added: 21.04.2021 22:31 | 18 views | 0 commentsOhio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that a police reform bill is in the works, one of several police reform efforts underway nationwide in the wake of Tuesday's conviction of a former Minneapolis Police officer in the murder of George Floyd.
How Dogecoin is like a Cabbage Patch Doll
How Dogecoin is like a Cabbage Patch DollAdded: 21.04.2021 20:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ibtimes.co.ukDogecoin is tumbling after a stunning start to the year. More in rss.cnn.com »
1 killed in a shooting at a Wawa in Pennsylvania
Added: 21.04.2021 20:18 | 17 views | 0 commentsA man was shot and killed and the suspect later took his own life following a shooting outside a Wawa convenience store and gas station in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, according to Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin.
'A perfect storm': These restaurants survived the pandemic. Now they can't find workers
'A perfect storm': These restaurants survived the pandemic. Now they can't find workersAdded: 21.04.2021 19:18 | 23 views | 0 commentsA few weeks ago, Philippe Massoud posted online ads looking for a cook to hire at ilili, his New York City restaurant.
A new way to pay at Whole Foods: Scan your palm
A new way to pay at Whole Foods: Scan your palmAdded: 21.04.2021 18:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsAmazon will let customers at some Whole Foods stores pay with simple wave of their hands.
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their Doctors
In Pandemic, More Are Paying for Direct Access to Their DoctorsAdded: 21.08.2020 14:00 | 14 views | 0 commentsConcierge care has grown fast as patients no longer want to sit in a waiting room with strangers. But it comes at a high price.
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus Rules
Covid-19 Live Updates: Colleges Lash Out at Students Breaking Campus Virus RulesAdded: 21.08.2020 10:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsN.C. State will shift instruction online, and other universities cautioned young people as they returned to class.
Ann Syrdal, Who Helped Give Computers a Female Voice, Dies at 74
Added: 20.08.2020 21:49 | 14 views | 0 commentsAs a researcher at AT&T, she helped lay the groundwork for modern digital assistants like Siri and Alexa.
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly Plant
Drug Pitched to Trump for Covid-19 Comes From a Deadly PlantAdded: 20.08.2020 20:10 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.nickiswift.comThe chief executive of My Pillow, a Trump donor, claims oleandrin is a miracle cure for Covid-19. But no studies have shown that it is safe or effective, and the shrub it’s derived from is poisonous. More in www.nytimes.com »
U.S. Mail Delays Slow Delivery of Medicines
Added: 20.08.2020 19:33 | 17 views | 0 commentsIn addition to concerns over mail-in voting, the cost-cutting at the Postal Service affects the millions of people who get their prescriptions by mail.
Loss of Greenland Ice Sheet Reached a Record Last Year
Added: 20.08.2020 16:01 | 14 views | 0 commentsThe ice loss in 2019 was more than twice the annual average since 2003, scientists said.
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing Homes
An ‘Unprecedented’ Effort to Stop the Coronavirus in Nursing HomesAdded: 20.08.2020 15:03 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers are testing an experimental drug to halt sudden outbreaks. The trial may bring a new type of treatment for the virus.
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 Fears
College Officials Clamp Down on Student Behavior Over Covid-19 FearsAdded: 20.08.2020 10:27 | 18 views | 0 commentsJoe Biden criticized President Trump’s virus response and outlined a strategy to fight the pandemic. Overburdened health care specialists are finding themselves on the front lines as schools reopen.
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist Past
Pediatrics Group Offers ‘Long Overdue’ Apology for Racist PastAdded: 20.08.2020 10:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.fiercepharma.comThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
Solar panels are contagious
Solar panels are contagious - but in a good wayAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.memoriesinstone.netThe number of solar panels within shortest distance from a house is the most important factor in determining the likelihood of that house having a solar panel, when compared with a host of socio-economic and demographic variables. This is shown in a new study by scientists using satellite and census data of the city of Fresno in the US, and employing machine learning. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Mac Tags: Scientists
Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem health and human water security
Freshwater salt pollution threatens ecosystem health and human water securityAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: biomesofthebiosphere.weebly.comDrivers of freshwater salt pollution such as de-icers on roads and parking lots, water softeners, and wastewater and industrial discharges further threaten freshwater ecosystem health and human water security. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Tyrannosaurus rex Walked Slower than Previously Thought
Tyrannosaurus rex Walked Slower than Previously ThoughtAdded: 21.04.2021 21:36 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: www.britannica.comAnimals display a variety of gaits and walking speeds. It is commonly assumed that they minimize locomotor energy expenditure by selecting gait kinematics tuned to the natural frequencies of relevant body parts. In a new study, Pasha van Bijlert, a researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, and his colleagues demonstrated that [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Walking, Cher Tags: Animals
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet
Added: 21.04.2021 20:49 | 24 views | 0 commentsThe milestone, which the MOXIE instrument achieved by converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, points the way to future human exploration of the Red Planet.
New insights on inflammation in COVID-19
New insights on inflammation in COVID-19Added: 21.04.2021 20:19 | 26 views | 0 commentsSource: www.wmur.comSevere cases of COVID-19 can involve extensive inflammation in the body, and clinicians have wondered if this state is similar to what are called cytokine storm syndromes. A new study indicates that different markers in the blood clearly differentiate excessive inflammation in critical COVID-19 from cytokine storm syndromes. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: NFL
Murchison Widefield Array Discovers Its First Pulsar
Murchison Widefield Array Discovers Its First PulsarAdded: 21.04.2021 20:18 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: phys.orgAstronomers using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low-frequency radio telescope in Australia, have discovered a new long-period, low-luminosity pulsar. The newly-discovered pulsar is located more than 3,000 light-years away from Earth. Named PSR J0036-1033, the pulsar is faint, and has a period of 0.9 seconds. “That’s incredibly fast compared to regular stars and planets, [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Australia
Tyrannosaurs Lived in Groups, New Evidence Suggests
Tyrannosaurs Lived in Groups, New Evidence SuggestsAdded: 21.04.2021 19:24 | 25 views | 0 commentsSource: csfs.colostate.eduTyrannosaurs - theropod dinosaurs that lived in what is now North America and Asia between 100 and 66 million years ago (Cretaceous period) - may not have been solitary hunters as popularly envisioned. The idea that tyrannosaurs were social with complex hunting strategies was first formulated by Canadian paleontologist Professor Philip Currie in 1998. It [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Philips Tags: Canada
SARS-CoV-2: Infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected cells regardless of disease severity
Added: 21.04.2021 17:46 | 58 views | 0 commentsResearchers demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 infection induces polyfunctional antibodies. Beyond neutralization, these antibodies can activate NK cells or the complement system, leading to the destruction of infected cells. Polyfunctional antibodies were found in all individuals (symptomatic and asymptomatic). These findings show that infection induces antibodies capable of killing infected cells regardless of the severity of the disease.
Carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in ancient meteorite
Added: 21.04.2021 23:18 | 26 views | 0 commentsScientists detect small pockets of carbon dioxide-rich liquid water in a meteorite dating from the early solar system.
Identification of the wettability of graphene layers at the molecular level
Identification of the wettability of graphene layers at the molecular levelAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsScientists identify the wettability of graphene layers and improve the understanding of graphene interface properties at molecular levels.
New process breaks down biodegradable plastics faster
New process breaks down biodegradable plastics fasterAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: spacerace1957.weebly.comScientists invented a way to make compostable plastics break down within a few weeks with just heat and water. This advance will potentially solve waste management challenges at forward operating bases and offer additional technological advances for American Soldiers. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Soldiers Tags: Scientists
Bubble with titanium trigger titanic explosions
Added: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsScientists have found fragments of titanium blasting out of a famous supernova. This discovery, made with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, could be a major step in pinpointing exactly how some giant stars explode.
Illuminating invisible bloody fingerprints with a fluorescent polymer
Illuminating invisible bloody fingerprints with a fluorescent polymerAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.factinate.comCareful criminals usually clean a scene, wiping away visible blood and fingerprints. However, prints made with trace amounts of blood, invisible to the naked eye, could remain. Dyes can detect these hidden prints, but the dyes don't work well on certain surfaces. Now, researchers have developed a fluorescent polymer that binds to blood in a fingerprint -- without damaging any DNA also on the surface -- to create high-contrast images. More in www.sciencedaily.com » DNA, Cher Tags: Fingerprints
Cracking open the mystery of how many bubbles are in a glass of beer
Added: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsAfter pouring beer into a glass, streams of little bubbles appear and start to rise, forming a foamy head. As the bubbles burst, the released carbon dioxide gas imparts the beverage's desirable tang. But just how many bubbles are in that drink? By examining various factors, researchers estimate between 200,000 and nearly 2 million of these tiny spheres can form in a gently poured lager.
Unexpected presence of great white sharks in Gulf of California
Unexpected presence of great white sharks in Gulf of CaliforniaAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.doovi.comA new study suggests the white shark population for the eastern north Pacific, especially those listed in the Gulf of California, might be underestimated. Researchers found that the mortality rates for these white sharks might be underestimated as well, as an illicit fishery for the species was uncovered in the Gulf of California, suggesting that fishers were killing many more white sharks than has been previously understood. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Cher Tags: California
Bypassing broken genes
Bypassing broken genesAdded: 21.04.2021 22:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsA new approach to gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system bypasses disease-causing mutations in a gene, enabling treatment of genetic diseases linked to a single gene, such as cystic fibrosis, certain types of sickle cell anemia, and other rare diseases. The method involves inserting a new, fully functional copy of the gene that displaces the mutated gene. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Tags: GenesComments: Comments:
Robot taught table etiquette can explain why it won't follow the rules
Robot taught table etiquette can explain why it won't follow the rulesAdded: 21.04.2021 17:47 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: spaceshipsandlaserbeams.comA robot that can act against its programming in order to follow human commands will speak aloud to explain its decision-making process More in www.newscientist.com »
Astronomers Detect Extreme Flare from Proxima Centauri
Added: 21.04.2021 23:34 | 23 views | 0 commentsUsing the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the du Pont Telescope, astronomers have observed the largest flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri, the Sun’s closest stellar neighbor and one of the best-studied low-mass stars. Proxima Centauri, the [...]
Fast material manipulation through a laser
Added: 21.04.2021 23:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers have found out that ultrafast switches in material properties can be prompted by laser pulses -- and why. This knowledge may enable new transistor concepts.
Air pollution data in five Chinese cities: Local vs. U.S. monitoring stations
Added: 21.04.2021 23:18 | 8 views | 0 commentsWhen air quality in China is poor, locally reported air pollution measurements diverge from U.S. embassy-reported measurements more than would be expected by random chance, finds an analysis of air pollution data from five large Chinese cities.
AI algorithms can influence people's voting and dating decisions in experiments
AI algorithms can influence people's voting and dating decisions in experimentsAdded: 21.04.2021 23:18 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers have found that artificial intelligence algorithms can influence people's preferences for fictitious political candidates or potential romantic partners, depending on whether recommendations were explicit or covert.
NASA has produced oxygen on the surface of Mars for the first time
NASA has produced oxygen on the surface of Mars for the first timeAdded: 22.04.2021 11:34 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe MOXIE experiment, which flew with NASA’s Perseverance rover to Mars, has turned some of the planet’s carbon dioxide atmosphere into clean, breathable oxygen
Algorithms can sway people when making online dating decisions
Added: 22.04.2021 10:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsRecommendation algorithms seem to have the power to influence people, suggest experiments in which people used them to choose partners to date or fictional politicians to vote for
Chinese air pollution data was altered, statistical analysis suggests
Added: 22.04.2021 10:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsA statistical analysis of air pollution data gathered in Chinese cities between 2015 and 2017 has shown that discrepancies between official data and readings taken at US embassies are probably due to data being altered
AI analysis shows two scribes wrote one of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Added: 22.04.2021 10:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe handwriting style is consistent throughout the Great Isaiah Scroll, a 2200-year-old document found near the Dead Sea – but AI analysis of the text confirms it was actually written by two scribes
Hailstones are not spheres – they’re shaped more like a rugby ball
Hailstones are not spheres – they’re shaped more like a rugby ballAdded: 22.04.2021 9:00 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: phys.orgA survey done by storm chasers has found that hailstones are not usually spherical but an oblong shape called a tri-axial ellipsoid, a finding that could improve the models that predict hailstorm dynamics More in www.newscientist.com »
Chemical code used to store Jane Austen quote in plastic molecules
Chemical code used to store Jane Austen quote in plastic moleculesAdded: 21.04.2021 20:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsIt is now possible to store information in the atomic structure of plastic molecules using a hexadecimal code that allows for greater storage density than a binary system
Covid-19 Vaccine likely to have slashed UK hospitalisations
Covid-19 Vaccine likely to have slashed UK hospitalisationsAdded: 21.04.2021 18:36 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
Kehlani expresses outrage, calls for reform after Columbus police shooting: 'What is justice'
Kehlani expresses outrage, calls for reform after Columbus police shooting: 'What is justice'Added: 21.04.2021 15:53 | 15 views | 0 commentsCelebrities including Kehlani and Kathy Griffin are calling for reform after the fatal police shooting Tuesday of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.
Everything you need to know about Verzuz, including Method Man vs. Redman 'How High' special
Everything you need to know about Verzuz, including Method Man vs. Redman 'How High' specialAdded: 21.04.2021 15:28 | 13 views | 0 commentsWebcast series Verzuz was born out of quarantine in early 2020. Here's everything to know, plus recaps of the biggest battles and performances.
American Airlines expands JetBlue alliance
American Airlines expands JetBlue allianceAdded: 22.04.2021 12:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsSource: en.wikipedia.orgAmerican Airlines and JetBlue are making it easy for customers to return to travel while continuing to deliver on the promise of growth and customer choice as a result of their north-east alliance. More in feedproxy.google.com »
Cruise ships are moving out of the US due to CDC restrictions. Will they return?
Cruise ships are moving out of the US due to CDC restrictions. Will they return? Added: 22.04.2021 12:05 | 9 views | 0 commentsCruise lines are moving ship after ship to other parts of the world as they continue to be barred from cruising in U.S. waters.
Accor preparing for strong rebound this summer
Accor preparing for strong rebound this summerAdded: 22.04.2021 11:27 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.autoevolution.comAccor has reported first-quarter revenue of €361 million for 2021. The figure is down 53 per cent on a reported basis against last year, and down 57 per cent when compared to pre-Covid first quarter of 2019. More in feedproxy.google.com »
IAG seeks to boost use of sustainable aviation fuel
Added: 22.04.2021 10:32 | 8 views | 0 commentsInternational Airlines Group has become the first European airline group to commit to powering ten per cent of its flights with sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.
Hurtigruten adds new Dover sailings this summer
Hurtigruten adds new Dover sailings this summerAdded: 22.04.2021 10:19 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.hurtigruten.co.ukThe two, 15-day itineraries will see guests travel onboard the new MS Maud to stunning destinations in the British Isles including the Isles of Iona, Holyhead, Isles of Scilly and Fowey. More in feedproxy.google.com »
MAG calls for testing reduction for travel this summer
Added: 22.04.2021 10:06 | 8 views | 0 commentsThe operator - which runs Manchester and Stansted airports - said some PCR testing could be avoided if governments worked together on sequencing and sharing data on variants.
Skyscanner launches Arabic language offering
Added: 22.04.2021 9:59 | 7 views | 0 commentsIn an effort to offer travellers a more localised and user-friendly experience, Skyscanner has rolled out the Arabic language offering across all domains, including UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Ryanair expands Teesside return ahead of summer season
Added: 22.04.2021 9:52 | 7 views | 0 commentsRyanair has announced a new route from Teesside to Corfu in Greece. Departures will be operating every Wednesday from July as Brits prepare for summer holidays to return.
Italian hospital employee accused of skipping work for 15 years, getting paid full salary
Added: 22.04.2021 8:46 | 10 views | 0 commentsA hospital worker in Italy is under investigation for allegedly skipping out on work for 15 years while continuing to receive a salary, according to a report.
Wisconsin suspect charged with 3 counts of murder after tavern shooting: report
Added: 22.04.2021 8:33 | 8 views | 0 commentsA suspect who was arrested in connection with last weekend’s shooting deaths at a Wisconsin tavern was formally charged with three counts of murder Wednesday, according to a report.
LeVar Burton will guest host 'Jeopardy!' and he's 'serious' about wanting permanent job
LeVar Burton will guest host 'Jeopardy!' and he's 'serious' about wanting permanent jobAdded: 22.04.2021 4:19 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.blackenterprise.comThe stars have aligned. LeVar Burton has been tapped to guest host "Jeopardy!" after a Change.org petition called for him to take over. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Jana Kramer, Mike Caussin split after co-authoring book on strengthening relationships
Added: 22.04.2021 4:11 | 14 views | 0 commentsJana Kramer has filed to divorce Mike Caussin after six years of marriage. They share two children and co-wrote a book on strengthening relationships.
The best Oscar dresses throughout history
Added: 22.04.2021 2:41 | 11 views | 0 commentsFrom Jennifer Lawrence in Dior to Anne Hathaway in Armani Privé, these are the glam red-carpet looks that wowed the world at the Oscars.
15 times Oscar speeches got really political
Added: 22.04.2021 1:34 | 11 views | 0 commentsSome of Hollywood's biggest stars, from Leonardo DiCaprio to Halle Berry, seized their moment at the Oscar podium to make a political statement.
'American Idol' contestant Cecil Ray arrested for burglary days after elimination
Added: 21.04.2021 23:44 | 13 views | 0 commentsFormer "American Idol" contestant Cecil Ray was arrested Friday and charged with burglary of habitation, Rockdale Police Department in Texas said.
Oklahoma alleged cockfighting ring busted, 34 roosters seized: report
Added: 22.04.2021 10:41 | 9 views | 0 commentsAn alleged cockfighting ring in rural Oklahoma was recently busted, according to reports.
Tempest Storm, burlesque star who dated JFK and Elvis, dead at 93
Tempest Storm, burlesque star who dated JFK and Elvis, dead at 93Added: 22.04.2021 10:24 | 9 views | 0 commentsStorm had been battling dementia and other health issues in recent months
Border crisis: Sens. Cornyn, Sinema to introduce bipartisan bill targeting migrant surge
Added: 22.04.2021 9:41 | 9 views | 0 commentsA bipartisan bill aimed at blunting the southern border crisis will reportedly be introduced Thursday by Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz.
Kristin Smart case: Judge reduces bail for father accused of helping son hide body
Added: 22.04.2021 9:29 | 8 views | 0 commentsA judge on Wednesday reduced bail for the father accused of helping his son hide the body of college student Kristin Smart, who disappeared in California nearly 25 years ago.
Stouffer's announces combination lasagna/mac and cheese: LasagnaMac
Added: 22.04.2021 9:00 | 10 views | 0 commentsWho has time to eat a lasagna and mac and cheese separately?
Klacik to LeBron James: Can’t support Biden, a 1994 Crime Bill author, and complain about police brutality
Added: 22.04.2021 8:46 | 8 views | 0 commentsKimberly Klacik, a former Republican congressional hopeful from Maryland, challenged LeBron James over his tweet that critics say threatened the life of an Ohio police officer who fatally shot a teen.
The Moneyist: I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?
The Moneyist: I’m on track to retire at 58. My fiancée is in debt and drives my old car, and I support her family. How do I ensure my son inherits my wealth after I die?
La Liga Highlights: Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid go top of La Liga with win at Cadiz
La Liga Highlights: Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid go top of La Liga with win at CadizAdded: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsTwo goals from Karim Benzema help Real Madrid win 3-0 at Cadiz and leapfrog Atletico Madrid to move into first place in La Liga.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addresses fan protest against Glazer ownership
Added: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks to fans who had entered the club's training ground at Carrington to protest against the Glazer family's ownership.
Women's Six Nations final, England v France: Poppy Cleall to start in place of Sarah Hunter
Women's Six Nations final, England v France: Poppy Cleall to start in place of Sarah HunterAdded: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsPoppy Cleall will start at number eight for England's Women's Six Nations final against France on Saturday, pushing captain Sarah Hunter to the bench.
European Super League: Project is 'on standby', says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez
European Super League: Project is 'on standby', says Real Madrid president Florentino PerezAdded: 22.04.2021 8:37 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe European Super League is on "standby" despite nine of the 12 founding teams withdrawing, says Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Aberdeen 1-1 Celtic: Stephen Glass 'proud' despite late Leigh Griffiths equaliser
Added: 22.04.2021 8:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsStephen Glass was "proud" of his players despite Leigh Griffiths' stoppage-time goal extending Celtic's unbeaten run against Aberdeen at Pittodrie to 11 games.
How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last?
How long does COVID-19 vaccine protection last? Added: 22.04.2021 12:09 | 8 views | 0 commentsHow long does protection from COVID-19 vaccines last?
Rep. Jody Hice: DC statehood vote – here's what Democrats' power play is really about
Added: 22.04.2021 11:00 | 9 views | 0 commentsWe are witnessing a radical transformational push by the Left to bend and warp America’s institutions and government to their will. This week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., plans to ram the next phase of Democrats’ strategy through the House: granting statehood to the District of Columbia.
Walter Mondale: The Last Old-School Democrat
Walter Mondale: The Last Old-School DemocratAdded: 22.04.2021 4:05 | 12 views | 0 commentsHis 1984 campaign was a political obituary for a party.
Democrats Are Fooling Themselves on Immigration
Democrats Are Fooling Themselves on ImmigrationAdded: 22.04.2021 4:05 | 13 views | 0 commentsVoters didn't always like Trump's tone, but they broadly supported his strategy at the border.
Justice Sotomayor's Lonely Battle to Give the Voiceless a Voice
Justice Sotomayor's Lonely Battle to Give the Voiceless a VoiceAdded: 21.04.2021 20:14 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: usatoday.comEvery year, the Supreme Court receives about 10,000 petitions and hears only around 80 cases. Four justices have to vote to hear an appeal, which ensures that thousands of petitions are swatted away without comment, leaving the lower court's decision as the final word. Unfairness is baked into the cake: SCOTUS's desire for tidy docket management means that egregious wrongs go unrighted simply because four justices lack the nerve, the bandwidth, or the desire to address them. More in www.realclearpolitics.com » USA Tags: Supreme Court
No. 1 U.S. High School Pushes Racist Activism on Students
1 U.S. High School Pushes Racist Activism on StudentsAdded: 21.04.2021 20:13 | 15 views | 0 commentsParents got zero prior notice to submit opt-out forms or review curriculum before students were told to watch videos claiming ‘white culture' includes ‘individualism' and ‘objectivity.'
The Long Arm of the Law Reaches Into Your Cellphone
The Long Arm of the Law Reaches Into Your CellphoneAdded: 21.04.2021 19:47 | 14 views | 0 commentsEven if you've done nothing wrong, the government may be tricking your cellphone into divulging your movements, while seeing who you've texted and called.
Expecting Peace? Don't Hold Your Breath
Added: 21.04.2021 19:39 | 15 views | 0 commentsWatching the horrific video of George Floyd dying under the knee of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, even before charges were filed last year, I called it the way I saw it: Murder.
Natural Rights & Religious Liberty: Founders' Perspective
Added: 21.04.2021 19:25 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe meaning of religious freedom remains one of the more contested areas of our constitutional politics. The progressive left tends to emphasize freedom from religion, especially freedom from the inf
Free to Be Greek
Added: 21.04.2021 19:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsRealClearEducation has published a national opinion survey of students belonging to Greek-letter organizations, encompassing 4,620 students at 534 colleges and universities. Through a series of...
Dispatches from a Pandemic: Ireland just surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen?
Dispatches from a Pandemic: Ireland just surpassed China in confirmed COVID-19 deaths — how on Earth did that happen? Added: 21.04.2021 21:05 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Republic of Ireland, the small island on the northwestern tip of Europe, has a population of 4.9 million, compared to China’s 1.4 billion people.
Biden pushing plans as US returns to climate fight
Added: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsPresident Joe Biden convenes a climate summit with 40 world leaders confronted by Donald Trump's legacy of climate inaction. Responding to public sentiment, many U.S. states, cities and companies have taken action into their own hands.
AP Top Stories April 22 A
Added: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsHere's the latest for Thursday April 22nd: Congress working on policing reform deal; Columbus, Ohio police release 911 call from before Ma'Kiah Bryant shooting; Protests after North Carolina deputy shooting; Coronavirus surge in India.
Oscar-nominated short shines light on director's grandfather
Added: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsComposer Kris Bowers, who co-directed Academy Award nominated short "A Concerto is a Conversation," discusses the documentary about his grandfather and what his response was to both the film and the Oscar nomination.
On This Day: 22 April 2001
On This Day: 22 April 2001Added: 22.04.2021 11:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsIn 2001, "Shrek" premiered in LA with stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow.
Tony Hale's "front row seat" to amazing performances
Added: 22.04.2021 10:07 | 9 views | 0 commentsActor Tony Hale reveals what the atmosphere is like on the set of Lucille Ball movie "Being the Ricardos," starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem.
Protest in North Carolina after deputy kills man
Added: 22.04.2021 9:12 | 11 views | 0 commentsA North Carolina deputy shot and killed a Black man while serving a search warrant Wednesday, authorities said, spurring an outcry from community members who demanded law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera video (April 22)
America's Smug Elite Is Harming Our Kids
America's Smug Elite Is Harming Our KidsAdded: 22.04.2021 4:05 | 16 views | 0 commentsThe push to decouple skepticism from science turns schoolchildren into victims
Biden Buys Into the Left's Great Lie
Added: 22.04.2021 4:05 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe president should be ashamed of himself. Biden's declaration that America is a dystopia mired in irredeemable racism is a leftist lie meant to undermine society.
Big Dog's Backyard Ultra: The toughest, weirdest race you've never heard of
Big Dog's Backyard Ultra: The toughest, weirdest race you've never heard ofAdded: 22.04.2021 7:16 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: nextluxury.comThe format might be simple - winning this race is anything but. Big Dog's Backyard Ultra is an unusually punishing challenge. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
India sets global record of new Covid-19 cases amid oxygen shortage
Added: 22.04.2021 7:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe country records 314, 835 new daily cases as Delhi hospitals says they only have a few hours of oxygen left
Billionaire Sir James Dyson moves residency back to the UK
Billionaire Sir James Dyson moves residency back to the UKAdded: 22.04.2021 6:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsSir James faced criticism in 2019 over relocating his company's global headquarters to Singapore.
India Covid: Delhi high court criticises 'ridiculous' oxygen shortage
Added: 22.04.2021 4:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe court says it is the responsibility of the government to beg borrow or steal to ensure oxygen.
Prince fans head to Paisley Park five years after death
Prince fans head to Paisley Park five years after deathAdded: 22.04.2021 12:16 | 8 views | 0 commentsPaisley Park, where Prince lived and worked, welcomed back a select 1,400 fans to mark the fifth anniversary of his death from inside his creative sanctuary.
ShowBiz Minute: Prince, Essence, 'Jeopardy!'
Added: 22.04.2021 12:02 | 9 views | 0 commentsPrince fans head to Paisley Park for five year death anniversary; Zendaya, Andra Day and Whoopi Goldberg among honorees at Essence Black Women in Hollywood event; LeVar Burton to be "Jeopardy!" guest host after online petition.
9-year-old boy was going to a supervised visit when his dad opened fire, police say. Here's how he escaped.
9-year-old boy was going to a supervised visit when his dad opened fire, police say. Here's how he escaped.
Columbus protesters observe 16 minutes of silence
Columbus protesters observe 16 minutes of silenceAdded: 22.04.2021 11:22 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.dispatch.comProtesters marched through the streets of Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night and also sat silently in the street for 16 minutes. This was a day after police shot dead Black 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant as she charged at people with a knife. (April 22) More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com » Police Tags: Ohio
Brahim Bouhlel and Zbarbooking jailed in Morocco over video
Brahim Bouhlel and Zbarbooking jailed in Morocco over videoAdded: 22.04.2021 11:12 | 8 views | 0 commentsActor Brahim Bouhlel and influencer Zbarbooking are seen swearing at children in a viral clip.
Brahim Bouhlel and Zbarbooking jailed in Morocco over video
Brahim Bouhlel and Zbarbooking jailed in Morocco over videoAdded: 22.04.2021 11:12 | 6 views | 0 commentsActor Brahim Bouhlel and influencer Zbarbooking are seen swearing at children in a viral clip.
Missing Indonesian submarine has 72 hours of oxygen left, navy says
Missing Indonesian submarine has 72 hours of oxygen left, navy saysAdded: 22.04.2021 9:08 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.slideshare.netIndonesia is racing against time to rescue the 53 crew of a missing submarine before the oxygen runs out. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
AI unlocks ancient Dead Sea Scrolls mystery
Added: 22.04.2021 10:43 | 7 views | 0 comments"Cutting edge technology" reveals how scribes foiled modern scholars with one of the Biblical texts.
Syrian air-defence missile lands near Israeli nuclear site
Added: 22.04.2021 8:35 | 7 views | 0 commentsIsrael carries out air strikes near Damascus after a loud explosion was heard in the Dimona area.
European Super League Q&A: Why it failed
European Super League Q&A: Why it failed - and will clubs try again? Added: 22.04.2021 8:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsBBC Sport looks at what the rise and demise of the European Super League within 48 extraordinary hours means for football.
Covid-19: India sets global record for new cases amid oxygen shortage
Covid-19: India sets global record for new cases amid oxygen shortageAdded: 22.04.2021 8:08 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe country records 314, 835 new daily cases as Delhi hospitals fear running out of oxygen in hours.
Ronda Rousey pregnant: WWE star expecting first child
Former UFC star and WWE wrestler Ronda Rousey announced she is four months pregnant with her first child. In a YouTube video announcement, she said she and her husband Travis Browne are expecting their first child. Rousey, 34, said she's been pregnant since January and added "there's definitely much more to the story that we'll be telling later." Rousey is a former bantamweight champion in the UFC and most recently she was a WWE wrestler. Rousey also expressed her hesitation to return to the WWE because of the fanbase in April 2020 during an interview with "Wild Ride!
Mailbag: Daniil Medvedev rises to ATP No. 2 ranking
If any one player were going to enter this gated community, why not Medvedev? He’s reached multiple major finals. After Wawrinka and Thiem, statistically, I would contend that he’s the next best player over the past decade. As we saw last fall with the allegations leveled against Zverev, the ATP suffers for not having a credible domestic violence policy. Four additional players will join the main draw via wild card entry, to be announced at a later date.
PTPA ATP players' group, labor controversy: What it means for tennis
Yet most of your questions and chatter revolved around the ATP labor issues. The ATP and WTA were both founded as 50/50 partnerships between players (labor/talent) and tournaments (management). They tell the parents about the opportunities for college scholarships and the fact that nine of the 10 highest-paid female athletes are tennis players. The most marginal NFL or NBA player makes more than all but the very best tennis players. For simplicity though, I just doubled the old ranking points from 2001-2008 and added them to 2009-2021 (including 2021 AO).
Miami Open Day Three Recap: Top Seed Ashleigh Barty Survives
Top-seeded Ashleigh Barty needed three sets to survive and advance past Kristína Ku?ová on Thursday at the Miami Open.
Miami Open Day Four Recap: Emil Ruusuvuori Upsets Alexander Zverev
Third-seeded Alexander Zverev departed the Miami Open early on Friday, losing to Emil Ruusuvuori in three sets.
Miami Open Day Seven Recap: Sebastian Korda Advances
Sebastian Korda defeated Aslan Karatsev in straight sets Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.
Miami Open Day Two Recap: Sloane Stephens Advances to Second Round
Miami Open Day Two Recap: Sloane Stephens Advances to Second RoundSloane Stephens advanced to the second round of the Miami Open Wednesday, defeating Océane Dodin in three sets.
Miami Open Day One Recap: Zarina Diyas Eliminates Venus Williams
Venus Williams exited the Miami Open on the first day of the tournament at the hands of Zarina Diyas. Meanwhile, Shelby Rogers also advanced, earning her 10th win of the year.
Tennis Channel Video: 2021 Miami Open Preview
With Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem all sitting out this event, it leads to big opportunities for some up-and-comers to make a splash at the 2021 Miami Open. On the woman's side, defending champion Ash Barty will be joined by 18 of the top 20 ranked players in the world as she aims to make it two in a row.
French Open Postponed One Week as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Susan Mullane-USA TODAY SportsPARIS (AP) — For the second year in a row, the traditional French Open schedule is being disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The clay-court Grand Slam tennis tournament said Thursday it will push back the start of this season’s event by one week because of surging virus cases in France. “All four Grand Slam tournaments are united in their view on the importance of a meaningful build-up to every Grand Slam ... Wimbledon was canceled last year because of the pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament wasn’t played. The move to delay this year’s French Open came as hospitals in the country approach saturation from virus cases.
Miami Open Day 12 Recap: Ashleigh Barty Defends Her Title
Ashleigh Barty won the Miami Open Saturday for the second consecutive year, defeating Bianca Andreescu after the Canadian was forced to retire due to an injury.
Miami Open Day 10 Recap: Ashleigh Barty Advances to Final
World number one Ashleigh Barty advanced to the final of the Miami Open Thursday, moving one step closing towards defending her title at the event.
Mailbag: What We Learned from the 2021 Miami Open
• On the most recent pod, Jamie and I talk Miami Open and ATP Tour hijinks. You’ve probably gone over this before, however I’m curious as to the early start times for the men’s and women’s finals at the Miami Open. But tennis players make far less of gross revenues than do golfers—also independent contractors on a tour run as an umbrella non-profit. They keep appointing former tennis players and tournament directors when they should have a few businessmen on board. The tournaments need the players and the players need the tournaments, but in no way is Larry Ellison a partner of the players in a business sense.
Miami Open Day Nine Recap: Maria Sakkari Upsets Naomi Osaka
Maria Sakkari advanced to the semifinals of the Miami Open by upsetting second-seeded Naomi Osaka Wednesday.
Naomi Osaka loses to Maria Sakkari, ends 23-match winning streak
As Naomi Osaka’s 23-match winning streak neared an end Wednesday, she paused before serving to crane her neck and study the sky, as if seeking intervention from above. 23-seeded Maria Sakkari, who upset Osaka 6-0, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open. Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in February, but in five Miami appearances she has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals. Good job.”Osaka made just 41% of her first serves and paid a price, because Sakkari aggressively attacked the second set. Sakkari also served well and would repeatedly extend rallies until Osaka made an error.
Mailbag: Breaking Down the ITF's New Gender Equality Research
We had a few questions about the ITF’s “research project examining sports gender equality across the media and social media, commissioned as part of its ITF’s Advantage All gender equality strategy.” It was discussed here: 'Level the Playing Field' Global Forum. Conversely, the conversation around women’s tennis is less intense and relatively more focused on life off court, from health and age to family. When you read: “There were 11x more mentions of skin colour in women's tennis,” that seems jarring, even appalling, at first; and then you realize that it is perhaps utterly reasonable on further examination. (I would submit that if race weren’t mentioned exponentially more with respect to women’s tennis, it would suggest a much bigger problem.) With that as context, is it at all revelatory that: “G.O.A.T was mentioned 50% more in men's tennis content than women's”?
If the Dallas Stars Make the Playoffs, Other Teams Should be Nervous
The Stars have overcome non-stop adversity to pull from 12 points out of a playoff spot to one point out. Welcome to the Dallas Stars rollercoaster. Every grim prophecy for Dallas' season was playing out as predicted. Per 60 minutes at 5-on-5, Dallas allows the second-fewest shots on goal, the second-fewest scoring chances, the second-fewest high-danger chances and owns the second lowest expected goals against per 60 minutes. Putting the pieces of the puzzle together: The Dallas Stars have overcome injuries and illness to rally in the Central because their next generation of young players is contributing so dramatically.
Courage Hockey Show: Episode 4 - The Growing Sport of Blind Hockey
This week on the Courage Hockey Show, Mark DeMontis and Rob Simpson chat with longtime sports media personality John Shannon and feature the fastest growing parasport on ice, blind hockey. Welcome to the Courage Hockey Show, where we embody the spirit of #HockeyIsForEveryone! Mark and Rob then take us into a feature about the fastest growing parasport on ice, blind hockey. For more information on blind hockey, visit canadianblindhockey.com! The Courage Hockey Show is presented by The Hockey News and Sports Illustrated and brought to you by ParaSport TV.
John Henry: Liverpool owner apologizes for Super League in video
LONDON (AP) — After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry attempted to regain the trust of fans with an apology video on Wednesday. Even players and coaching staff at the Premier League champions were left in the dark before the announcement on Sunday of the Super League. United, City and Chelsea only gave brief statements announcing they were deserting the Super League with no details. The Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said for once fans weren’t ignored after they mobilized in opposition and managed to kill off the Super League. More Super League Coverage:
Fans Go After Schalke Players After Relegation From Bundesliga
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Schalke has condemned the fans who police said pelted players with eggs hours after the team was relegated from the Bundesliga. “During this encounter, so far unidentified individual people from the crowd crossed lines which FC Schalke 04 considers non-negotiable,” the club said. Schalke added that it understood the anger but “the club will never accept the physical welfare of its players and staff being endangered. Relegation follows a dramatic decline for Schalke, which played in the Champions League knockout stages two seasons before. The club is in deep financial trouble and has won only two Bundesliga games all season.
Women of the World, Stay Home
The optics of the World Women’s Championship in Halifax being pulled the day before teams were due to arrive for the event were terrible. In fact, one longtime respected chronicler of women’s hockey referred to them in a Hockey Canada media conference as “crap.” And Hockey Canada president Tom Renney did not dispute that characterization. And the men’s World Championship is still on the rails, scheduled for Latvia in just over a month. Would this government have shut down the men’s World Championship under the same circumstances? “We have every intention of making sure we follow through with a Women’s World Championship here in Canada at a point in the near future,” Renney said.
LeBron James's Liverpool visit from 2011 (VIDEO)
Jürgen Klopp was all smiles after his Liverpool side defeated Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League. The Liverpool boss praised his side's display plus the first goal of Diogo Jota's Liverpool career. ...read more
Matt Dumba On Derek Chauvin Verdicts: 'That's Awesome'
Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba paused when he was asked whether the three guilty verdicts delivered in the Derek Chauvin trial could be considered a win. It was difficult for Matt Dumba to be jubilant because, the verdicts aside, he knows the task at hand remains huge. There’s constantly something going on in our city and there’s a level of trust (between police and the Black community) that has been broken. Last fall, he was all set to launch the Matt Dumba Hockey Without Limits Camp for 150 kids to try hockey for the first time. For it to be all said and done and for the verdict to go the way it did, that’s awesome.”
Wrestling news: Hiroshi Tanahashi elevates NJPW open-weight title
The Week in Wrestling: Hiroshi Tanahashi’s goals for the NEVER open-weight title, Rich Swann on the significance of having Mauro Ranallo call his upcoming match and more. The title developed its own identity over time, offering extremely physical matches that stood out from the world title picture. Tanahashi meets Jay White at Wrestling Dontaku on May 3, a high-profile encounter placing the open-weight championship in the main event. That’s how to elevate this championship.”The longtime standard-bearer for New Japan, Tanahashi now seeks to add a new chapter to his legacy. Rich Swann on Mauro Ranallo: “I hope I can hear his voice during the match”Rich Swann meets Kenny Omega in a title vs. title match this Sunday on pay-per-view.
Men's College Basketball Season in Review: ACC
The 2020–21 men’s college basketball season is in the books, but it’s not too late to look back on the year that was. Duke rode the Matthew Hurt wave as far as it could carry it until a positive COVID-19 test ultimately derailed the train in the ACC tournament. Best player: Moses Wright, Georgia TechWright led the Yellow Jackets to their first men’s ACC tournament title in 28 years, averaging 17.4 points, eight rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.5 steals a game. Young led the Hokies to two Quad 1 wins and ended up winning ACC Coach of the Year. More College Basketball Coverage:• SI's Way-Too-Early Men's Top 25 for 2021–22• The Many Disparities Between Men's & Women's College Hoops• Holmgren Commit Marks a Gonzaga Inflection Point
Mailbag: Players in shadow of all-time greats; Djokovic father comments on Federer
Here’s Djokovic, just today, on Dominic Thiem: "He is a star, a great person, a Grand Slam champion. Most of the players are experiencing mental and motivational issues because of the bubbles and playing behind closed doors. We know of all the great players from California, starting with Pete Sampras and the Williams sisters. We know the great players from Florida (the Williams sisters again, Chris Evert, Jim Courier, Capriati—all the players that train at Nick Bollettieri’s.) Johan Kriek was a great player who never reached No.
Why ESPN provided full coverage of Derek Chauvin verdict
When the news broke late Tuesday afternoon that former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, ESPN made a surprising decision. The network shelved its regular sports programming and went with full SportsCenter coverage of the verdict from about 5 p.m. Sports Illustrated reached out to ESPN to ask about the network’s decision to cover the event in such a big way. The latest SI Media Podcast features an interview with gambling guru Todd Fuhrman. Be sure to catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast hosted by Jimmy Traina on Apple, Spotify or Stitcher.
Super League: Juventus, Inter, Milan, Atletico Madrid withdraw
MADRID (AP) — While trying to at least keep the idea of the Super League alive, more of the founding members of the controversial breakaway competition abandoned the project on Wednesday. The moves by Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid came a day after the six Premier League clubs involved in the new competition made it unviable by dropping out, leaving Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona as the only teams still officially in it. The Spanish league planned to continue its campaign against the Super League with various actions and messages during matches on Wednesday and Thursday. Widespread protests by fans in England played a big part in the decision by the Premier League clubs to leave the new competition. More Super League Coverage:
Trans sports ban: North Dakota governor vetoes bill banning trans athletes
On Wednesday, North Dakota Gov. "North Dakota today has a level playing field and fairness in girls' sports," Burgum said. "We have every confidence that they will continue to ensure a level playing field for the 27,000 students who participate in North Dakota high school sports." Proponents of the North Dakota bill argue that the ban is a needed step to ensure fairness in girls' sports. “House Bill 1298 was never about leveling the playing field for student athletes," Skarin said.
Super League's collapse: A timeline of the hilarity and irony
It just turns out that the Super League didn't even need to play a game in order to accomplish its goal. Years in the making, a European super league, extravagantly named the Super League, would be made up of 20 teams that included 15 founding members who could never face relegation or fail to qualify. "We have created the Super League to save football," Perez said on El Chiringuito de Jugones. The calm before the storm settled in on Tuesday afternoon as pressure on the proposed Super League continued to mount. In the end, the Super League was effectively suspended as Champions League sponsor Heineken reminded us all of the only possible explanation for such an ill-advised idea.
Ranking the Best Dunks of the Season So Far
What is the best dunk of the 2021 NBA season? For the majority of players and coaches, the 2020–21 NBA season has been as unexciting as any. In a normal season, players could rely on fan excitement after big plays or chants during the game to boost their energy. From Zion Williamson to Miles Bridges, the NBA has got a very strong crop of young high flyers right now. Sports Illustrated ranks the top eight dunks of the NBA season so far.
College football camps to see changes in attempt to reduce concussions
Michael C. Johnson/USA TODAY SportsChange is coming to college football, and this time, the modifications are on the field. Results from an American Football Coaches Association survey this spring showed that many coaches already adhere to such camp practices, says Todd Berry, the AFCA executive director. It could.”One thing that may never return to college football practices: the archaic head-knocking, one-on-one collision drills. The prohibition on these drills would be year round, barring the exercises completely from college football. More College Football Coverage:
Inside US Soccer, Stewart's response to Olympic qualifying failure
But there’s a counterpoint: by now, shouldn’t U.S. Soccer and MLS have produced more than 20 U-23 players who can beat Honduras? The Olympic elimination touched a nerve, perhaps unearthing some American soccer PTSD left over from the 2017 disaster in Couva. But this failure is different from that one, and from the two prior Olympic disappointments, in one crucial way. U.S. Soccer has overhauled its technical structure since Couva and has hired soccer people to make soccer decisions, for better or worse. There were a couple opportunities—two players we could’ve brought in inside the FIFA window [at the end of the Olympic qualifying tournament].
USWNT Will Take Trip Down Memory Road in Olympics Group
An inevitable encounter with Sweden and two past U.S. coaches stand in the way of the knockout stage in Japan. The U.S. and Sweden have met in six World Cups and two previous Olympics. The Netherlands, conversely, wouldn't have to play another group winner until the gold medal game, should it handle its business. “One thing we know New Zealand brings every time we play them is tremendous heart," Andonovski said. ET and the group closer vs. Australia on July 27 commencing at 4 a.m.
New York online sports betting allowed after budget becomes law
Andrew Cuomo has signed budget legislation for the 2022 fiscal year that includes a plan to allow online sports betting in the state. The new budget, to which Cuomo and legislators agreed earlier this month, makes New York the latest state to legalize mobile sports betting. New York is the latest state to progress towards online sports betting after the Supreme Court's 2018 decision to repeal the nationwide sports betting ban. Although New York opened physical casinos in 2019, it's just now entering the online sports betting world. Taddeo: 2021 NFL Draft Bets: First Non-Quarterback to be DraftedLarking: MLB Bets for Wednesday, April 21: Braves Win vs. Yankees
What Matsuyama's Masters Victory Means for Golf in Japan
On Twitter in Japan, Matsuyama became a trending phenomenon, his name dominating the 20 top-ranked hashtags. Matsuyama's victory dominated the news in Japan, drawing millions of eyeballs. Yasuhiko Abe, Matsuyama’s former coach from Tohoku Fukushi University, held up special editions of newspapers at a press conference in northeastern Japan on the day of his former pupil’s Masters win. He recalled how, as a five-year-old, he had been inspired by Tiger Woods’s dominant Masters win in 1997. It would make me happy if kids who watched me aspire to be like me, the way I wanted to be like Tiger.”Kenji Hall is an American journalist based in TokyoMore Masters Coverage:• Woods Congratulates Hideki Matsuyama on Masters Victory• Matsuyama's Methodical Masters Approach Was an Apt Path to Victory• Best Moments from the 2021 Masters
How PGA member Jasmin Cunningham is making Black golfers more visible
There’s no other girls that look like me,’” Cunningham told Monica McNutt in an interview for PGA of America and GoodSport. Now, golf is Cunningham’s life, and she works to make Black golfers more visible both on and off the course. Cunningham, who is the eighth Black woman to earn a PGA membership, works as an account representative at Titleist, and is a member of the company's internal Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Council. Powell’s strength and resilience inspires Cunningham, who said the legend reminds her that she needs to keep pushing for the Black women who are coming up behind her. Cunningham has worked her way up in two spaces where deals are often made–on the golf course, and in the boardroom.
Billy Mayfair Reveals Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis
Billy Mayfair pauses. At 14, Mayfair was on the cover of Boys’ Life magazine next to a headline reading, HARD-HITTING JUNIOR GOLF CHAMP. The results confirmed what his wife, Tami, had long suspected, and what Billy had long denied: Mayfair has autism spectrum disorder. Mayfair’s autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD, resembles Asperger’s syndrome: He functions at a high level but also faces some challenges. For example, he has asked officials to approach him only about slow play before a tee shot, not while he is walking down the fairway.
Oakland A's win streak up to 11 games after wild finish vs Twins
Somebody call Brad Pitt and Chris Pratt, because the Oakland A's simply cannot lose. in 10 innings, to run their win streak to 11 games in what was perhaps the wildest game of the young season. The Twins took a 12–10 lead in the top half of the inning thanks to a massive two-run homer by Byron Buxton. After Stephen Piscotty flied out to center field to lead off the inning, the ball never even left the infield—that is, until Arraez's errant throw on the game's final play. The offense has done a complete turnaround, while the pitching staff—despite today's 12-run shelling—has delivered as well, throwing four shutouts in the past six games.
Padres' Dinelson Lamet exits game with right forearm tightness
Padres righthander Dinelson Lamet left his season debut Wednesday against the Brewers with right forearm tightness, the team announced following his departure. Lamet, 28, was making his season debut after spending the offseason recovering from a strained UCL in his right elbow. Lamet threw two innings and allowed one hit, no runs and one walk with four strikeouts on 29 pitches. He averaged 96.1 miles per hour on his fastball and topped out at 97.5 mph after averaging 97.0 mph last season. Lamet starred as a rookie in 2017, going 7-8 in 21 starts with a 4.57 ERA and 139 strikeouts in 114 1/3 innings.
Tom Brady knee surgery: Bucs QB expects to be ready for minicamp
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady is recovering from offseason knee surgery and expects to be ready for June minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. None of that is fun, but looking forward to getting back to real training and stuff, which is hopefully here pretty soon. Brady signed with Tampa Bay in free agency in March 2020 after 20 seasons with the New England Patriots. Arians has said the quarterback’s recovery is progressing well and there’s a chance Brady could be ready to participate in minicamp if the Bucs have one. “I try to teach the younger players it doesn’t matter going in and doing pullups, doing cross-fit games and scaling walls.
Jay Bruce retirement: MLB must ban the shift
Jay Bruce retired Sunday after a 14-year career. Jay Bruce hits in front of catcher Brian McCann in the fourth inning of a game in 2019. Both left-handed hitters, Bruce and McCann saw their careers turn for the worse because of defensive shifts. Let’s imagine a Jay Bruce who didn’t have to deal with all of those shifts and compare those imaginary numbers to his actual career:Avg./OBP/SLG Best Comp Avg./OBP/SLG Real Jay Bruce .244/.314/.467 Dan Uggla .241/.336/.447 Unshifted Jay Bruce .254/.322/.480 Andre Dawson .279/.323/.482Maybe Bruce just declined quickly, the way some players do. That’s fewer than left-handed hitters such as Tino Martinez (53.6%), Rafael Palmeiro (53.5%), Robin Ventura (50.9%), Fred McGriff (50.5%) and Garrett Anderson (49.7%).
Verducci: Mike Trout Is Currently Playing at His Career Peak
Mike Trout has been on fire for the Angels since Opening Day. Trout has been at the top of his game while becoming a dominant pull-side hitter. Sports Illustrated senior writer Tom Verducci calls him "the best player in baseball" and if you aren't watching his explosive start to the season at the plate, you're missing out. In today's SI Insider, Verducci shares the numbers behind Mike Trout's impressive start to the 2021 season.
MLB Bets for Wednesday, April 21: Braves Win as Road 'Dogs vs. Yankees
The Padres won the 2019 season series 4–3, and they outscored the Brewers 14–8 during a three-game sweep in San Diego. ETAtlanta Braves at New York YankeesNew York hosts Atlanta for the second match of a two-game interleague series. The Yankees scored two runs in the eighth inning to secure a 3–1 win against the Braves last night. These teams split the season series 2-2 last year. Pick: Atlanta Braves (+114) moneylineBetting Odds via FanDuel Sportsbook – Game Time 6:35 p.m.
Antonio Brown reaches settlement in lawsuit involving former trainer
Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown and his former trainer, Britney Taylor, have agreed to a settlement in a civil lawsuit accusing Brown of sexual assault, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. "As a rape victim of Antonio Brown, deciding to speak out has been an incredibly difficult decision. The Patriots released Brown in September 2019 after allegations of sexual assault came to light. Brown denied the allegations in Taylor's lawsuit. More Antonio Brown News:
NFL draft 2021: Nick Sirianni plays rock-paper-scissors with prospects
Matt Kryger/IndyStarEagles head coach Nick Sirianni is gearing up for his first draft with Philadelphia, and he's been deploying some unusual tactics during the team's pre-draft interviews. Sirianni said Wednesday he likes to play rock-paper-scissors with various draft prospects during their Zoom interviews, noting the game is a tool to gauge a player's competitiveness. After back-to-back draft misses, a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors could be a valuable tool. If the Eagles struggle again in 2021, maybe Sirianni will pivot to Connect 4 or Tic-Tac-Toe before next year's draft. • Mock Draft 3.0: 49ers Pick Justin Fields; Tackles Go No.
2021 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Top Running Back Prospects
Najee Harris, AlabamaKirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsThe success of Derrick Henry in the NFL can only increase the potential draft value of Harris. He compensated for this shortfall by upping his value in the passing game (48/588/2). A third-down back with breakaway speed and value in the passing game will be a target on draft day from many NFL teams. He finished with a minimal role in the passing game (48/486/3). His value in the passing game isn’t high enough to command a third-down role in the NFL.
Ryan Fitzpatrick regrets postinjury text to Alex Smith
In Wednesday’s Hot Clicks: what Ryan Fitzpatrick told Alex Smith after his gruesome leg injury, the collapse of the Super League and more. But the text he sent ended up being “one of my biggest regrets to date.”“The single worst tweet—or, not tweet, I’ve never tweeted—the single worst text I ever sent, I sent it to Alex,” Fitzpatrick said. In light of that, Fitzpatrick said he was inspired by seeing Smith complete his comeback and play last season. ... Soccer fans rejoiced after the Super League began to unravel. ... What would a college football Super League look like?
2021 NFL Draft Bets: Which Team Will Draft Trey Lance?
Various intriguing storylines are developing around the 2021 NFL Draft, leading to sportsbooks increasing their market offerings on player proposition betting markets. In Sports Illustrated's latest mock draft, Jenny Vrentas predicts the first three draft picks of the 2021 NFL Draft will be quarterbacks. I believe a different market bettors should target at BetMGM sportsbook: “Which team will draft Trey Lance”? However, the betting odds have now flipped, with Ohio State's Justin Fields (-125) being the favorite to be tabbed by the 49ers. SI PRO Recommendation: Trey Lance - Denver Broncos (+300)MORE NFL DRAFT
Anthony Davis injury news: Lakers star to return against Mavericks
Lakers power forward Anthony Davis says he will return from an achilles injury and a calf strain on Thursday against the Mavericks. Davis has missed the last 30 games and hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 15. The Lakers big-man returned from tendonosis in his right Achilles tendon when he re-aggravated the injury against the Nuggets in Febraury. Davis has missed 35 games this season, but he is averaging 22.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in his 23 appearances. The Lakers will travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks on Thursday night.
2021 NFL Draft: Would the 49ers really take Mac Jones with the third pick?
Would be the biggest reach/most arrogant pick in NFL history … please give me hope that it isn’t. “I don’t think there’s any way in hell they’re taking Mac Jones,” said one exec. “But it really flourished when it had a big athlete with a big arm like John Elway running it. It feels like they could do anything in the draft and draft at almost every position. More NFL Draft Coverage:* Breer: 20 Things to Know About the Draft* Rosenberg: The Unrivaled Arrival of Trevor Lawrence* Vrentas: MMQB Mock Draft 3.0; 49ers Pick Justin Fields* Prewitt: What Happens to the Prospects Who Opted Out?
George Floyd's brother comments on Raiders' 'I Can Breathe' tweet
Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter on Tuesday for his role in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes and refused to take the pressure off despite Floyd calling out "I can't breathe" numerous times. The Raiders tweeted "I CAN BREATHE 4-20-21" shortly after Chauvin's conviction on Tuesday. Davis noted the post was paraphrasing a quote from Philonise Floyd, who said after Chauvin's conviction "today, we are able to breathe again." Floyd's death in May sparked protests throughout the nation in the fight against racial injustice and police brutality.
NFL draft: Justin Fields informs teams of childhood epilepsy diagnosis
Former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields has informed teams that he is managing epilepsy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelisserro. Fields, according to the report, takes medication for the diagnosis. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States, affecting 3.4 million people. Fields is projected to be among the first quarterbacks selected in the 2021 NFL draft. The 2021 NFL draft will begin on April 29.
LeBron posts, explains deleted tweet on Columbus police shooting
On Wednesday, Lakers star LeBron James posted and then deleted a tweet addressing the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Black girl Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. Reardon shouts several times to get down, then Bryant charges at another girl or woman pinned up against a car. James is from Akron, Ohio, which is about 125 miles northeast of Columbus. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, interim Columbus Police Chief Michael Woods called the incident a tragedy. Regardless of the circumstances associated with this, a 16-year-old lost her life yesterday...I sure as hell wish it wouldn’t have happened."
Stephen Curry: 'I Got to Be' MVP
During an appearance on the "Rex Chapman Show," Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was asked if he should be named the MVP this year. The MVP award is typically earned by one of the best players in the NBA who's also on one of the best teams in the league. Although Curry is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world, his team may not even make the playoffs. The two-time MVP is currently leading the league in scoring at 31.4 points per game while averaging a league-best 5.2 three-pointers per game. If Curry, 34, were to win his third MVP award, he'd be the eighth player in NBA history to do so.
Trae Young injury: Hawks star suffers sprained left ankle vs. Knicks
One month ahead of the start of the postseason, though, their team has taken a significant hit. Star guard Trae Young left Wednesday's game against the Knicks after landing awkwardly on his left leg while attempting a shot. The play occurred late in the third quarter, with Young immediately reaching for his left ankle and remaining on the ground in pain. After Young's exit, the Hawks announced he suffered a sprained left ankle and would not return. Young left the game with 20 points, 14 assists and four steals in 30 minutes, notching his 25th double-double of the season.
Sterling Brown: Details emerge about Rockets guard's assault
The Athletic reports that Rockets guard Sterling Brown "could have died" when he was assaulted in Miami on Sunday night. “If he hadn’t been as physically strong and tough, he might not have made it out of the situation (Sunday) night,” sources told The Athletic. News surfaced on Monday that Brown was jumped outside of a club in Miami on Sunday night and hit in the head with a bottle. However, according to a report from The Athletic that includes details of the night, the altercation was much more serious than the Rockets initially let on. Brown is averaging 8.2 points per game and 4.4 rebounds in his 51 games for Houston this season.
Nets' James Harden May Be Out Until Postseason
Nets' James Harden May Be Out Until PostseasonNets star guard James Harden experienced a "setback" in his hamstring rehabilitation earlier this week and is out indefinitely, according to a team statement. Harden experienced the setback on Monday during an "on-court rehab session," the statement continued, and underwent an MRI on Tuesday. Coach Steve Nash said Harden "didn't fall or stumble or anything out of the ordinary. I don’t know.”Harden has missed nine of the Nets' last 10 games due to a strained right hamstring. While Harden rehabs his hamstring injury, fellow Nets star Kevin Durant is rehabbing a thigh contusion that he sustained in Miami on Sunday.
Deni Avdija: Wizards rookie suffers season-ending leg injury
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards rookie Deni Avdija suffered a serious-looking injury to his lower right leg and was taken from the court in a wheelchair on Wednesday night. The injury is a season-ending hairline fracture in his right ankle, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. He lay on the floor for several minutes and teammate Jordan Bell came off the bench to cover his lower leg with a jersey. Wizards employees carefully helped Avdija into the wheelchair and he was taken off the court while rubbing his head with a towel. Washington selected the 20-year-old Avdija out of his native Israel with the ninth pick in last year’s draft.
John Collins Is Taking It All in Stride
The Hawks weren’t willing to deal Collins at the trade deadline and that could be mutually beneficial for years to come. Late last month, on the day of the trade deadline, John Collins woke up in a Bay Area hotel room with sunlight on his face. None of this overwhelmed Collins, but the deadline did aggravate natural strains felt before the season even began. Collins had conversations with Atlanta’s front office before free agency began and had a sense of who they might target. But overall the Hawks’ defense when Collins plays center plummets to the bottom five, according to Cleaning the Glass.
It's Earth Day 2021. The Circular Economy Can Actually Save You Money
If your business isn't participating in the circular economy, you may want to spend part of Earth Day on Thursday asking yourself, "Why not?" While many companies follow a linear economy in which products are created, used, and thrown away, companies that participate in the circular economy continuously recycle and reuse their materials. For many businesses, getting existing customers to remain loyal to their brand could require switching to a circular model. Many business owners think participating in the circular economy means more expenses, but doing so can actually save businesses money by reusing materials, says Kate Daly, managing director of the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners, an investment firm in New York City. You should also consider publishing a public sustainability report, which the Berlin, Germany-based meal delivery company HelloFresh did with its 2020 sustainability report.
Self-Employed Would Get a Bigger Slice of Remaining $51 Billion in PPP Under New Bill
The bill, dubbed the PPP Flexibility for Farmers, Ranchers, and the Self-Employed Act, would allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and the self-employed to retroactively apply for more money through the forgivable loan program. This proposed revision to the PPP follows the Biden administration's February 22nd request that the Small Business Administration change the formula these borrowers use to calculate their PPP loans. The bill would also allow some farmers and ranchers to use gross income rather than net income when applying for PPP. "Congress must pass this bill as quickly as possible so eligible small businesses have time to secure the aid they need before PPP closes on May 31." After relaunching on January 11, the PPP has guaranteed more than 4.73 million loans for more than $240 billion.
Get Ready for the Vacation Boom
Maitland further partners with other local businesses to develop guest add-on packages that include socially-distanced excursions in and around the park. "We expect the lure of the national park to continue to play a major role in our success this year," says Rubin. "Local businesses are an integral part of the national park experience," says Pierno. To reduce the risk of infection from unvaccinated tourists, Yosemite National Park announced that as of May 1 day visitors will need reservations. "The health and safety of park visitors, employees and partners continues to be our number one priority," the park said in a statement, noting the area's limited health care capacity.
Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat Made Fake Burgers Cool. These Startups Want to Do the Same for Fake Fish
Thanks largely to hot companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, fake burgers are cool--and ubiquitous. A new crop of startups is aiming to give plant-based fish the same treatment. Plant-based meat, a $1.4 billion category, grew by 45 percent in 2020--three times as fast as its animal-based counterpart. Meat giant Tyson Foods, through its subsidiary Tyson Ventures, is backing plant-based shrimp purveyor New Wave Foods. In 2019, Ocean Hugger launched a second fish alternative, unagi, which translates to "the spirit of eel," made from Japanese eggplants.
Houzz CEO Adi Tatarko's Biggest Pandemic Lesson: Never Say 'Never'
She'd founded her company, Houzz, in 2009 along with her husband, Alon Cohen. More than a decade later, stay-home orders and subsequent health-and-safety precautions forced Tatarko to work from home again. And in the process, Tatarko learned perhaps her biggest lesson from the pandemic: Never say never. Houzz saw 60 percent growth in homeowners looking for help from professionals during 2020. Houzz also saw a boost in outdoor-space renovations, and investments in using every inch of a property.
28 Everyday Products Made of Recycled Materials (2021)
But as much as we try to tread lightly on the earth, we still need to wear shoes and clothes and occasionally drive a gasoline-powered vehicle. Here, we've highlighted some of our favorite companies and products making some of these decisions a little easier. You can buy these products—from bags to sweatshirts to yoga mats— knowing that you have the planet's welfare in mind. Updated April 2021: Happy Earth Day! We've added new items that we love, including the PrAna ReZion Alana Skort, Saalt's period underwear, Fjallraven Samlaren Totepack, and LifeMade Earth-Friendly Straws.
Europe's Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences
The European Union proposed rules that would restrict or ban some uses of artificial intelligence within its borders, including by tech giants based in the US and China. The proposed rules could help shape global norms and regulations around a promising but contentious technology. Leufer says the proposed rules are vague, but represent a significant step toward checking potentially harmful uses of the technology. But she says certain provisions would allow companies and government authorities to keep using AI in dubious ways. The EU regulations would require companies using AI for high-risk applications to provide risk assessments to regulators that demonstrate their safety.
Time Travel in Video Games Isn’t Really Cheating
Animal Crossing, like other games of its Nintendo Switch ilk, is meant to be grazed upon. It’s not allowed, really, and in some circles it’s downright controversial, but it’s a loophole that people absolutely take advantage of. You see, the issue isn’t so much whether time travel is cheating (it is) but rather the reasons people do it. And when you’re on a slow-moving quest that requires 10 relic ashes and can usually only find one per day, that’s devastating! Video games are a way to rest and relax; being stressed about my Cozy Grove island is antithetical to that entire aim.
Do You Like My Jacket? Thanks, It's Recyclable
All the fastening on the jacket is done using polyester straps. In theory, you could stuff the whole jacket into a chemical polyester recycling apparatus, which would melt it down and push out pure white polyester fiber. The question is whether that polyester recycling machine can be built at scale. While apparel and accessories made from recycled water bottles have proliferated, you won’t find a fashion product made from recycled polyester in any store. (Fruendorfer says for the 2022 commercial release, Adidas is looking into adding recycled zippers and snaps made from the same material as the jacket.)
Palestinian Hackers Tricked Victims Into Installing iOS Spyware
But both used social media platforms like Facebook as jumping off points to connect with targets and launch social engineering attacks to guide them toward phishing pages and other malicious websites. In this campaign, the group primarily targeted the Palestinian territories and Syria, with some additional activity in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, and Libya. The group used both off-the-shelf malware and its own Android spyware masquerading as a secure chat app to target victims. The attackers also used publicly available Android and Windows malware. The app didn't actually work, but came bundled with Windows malware.
A Clubhouse Bug Let People Lurk in Rooms Invisibly
“Basically I’m going to keep talking to you, but I’m going to disappear," longtime security researcher Katie Moussouris told me in a private Clubhouse room in February. All you needed was two iPhones that had Clubhouse installed and a Clubhouse account. To launch the attack, you would first log into your Clubhouse account on Phone A, and then join or start a room. Then you'd log into your Clubhouse account on Phone B—which would automatically log you out on Phone A—and join the same room. In the screen on the right, Moussouris was gone, but her Clubhouse ghost remained.
AirTags Are the Perfectly Boring, Functional Future of AR
Apple’s AirTags have found their way to market. The long-rumored competitor to Tile—a tiny Bluetooth tag you attach to frequently lost items—was unveiled today during Apple’s spring hardware announcement. This scenario was somewhat possible before the launch of AirTags, using only Bluetooth. But Apple is touting the precision of AirTags, which use a special chip to aid in location, and has also said that AirTags will support visual and audible cues. While the company didn’t explicitly say AirTags will be used in AR apps, immersive computing experts point out that the AirTags technology is using ARKit, Apple’s software framework for AR, and that tying digital information to nearby physical objects is an important step in the evolution of this tech.
Speakers Are Great—but Don’t Underestimate the Soundbar
An enthusiast may want to set up a full 5.1 system, but others in the household may not be so accepting. It's tough to find a full speaker setup that cheap unless you buy used. (There are also compelling in-between options, like the Enclave Cinehome II wireless 5.1 system.) If you can make a full speaker system work, I highly, highly recommend you go for it. But if it sounds like too much of a headache, those high-end soundbars sound pretty great—you're just paying a bit extra for the simplicity.
Author Rachel Hawkins calls her next thriller Below Deck with murder
And that's how she arrived at what she's dubbed "island Gothic" for her next thriller, Reckless Girls. EW called up Hawkins to talk about her vibrant new cover, just how she coined the notion of "island Gothic," and why even a murder island seemed like a great getaway after the last year of the pandemic. Reckless Girls by Rachel HawkinsENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So The Wife Upstairs was inspired by Jane Eyre, is this new thriller inspired by any particular text? It's being billed as "island Gothic," which I don't believe is a term I've ever heard before but I love it. I had said that I definitely wanted something that invoked the tropical theme.
A New Facebook Bug Exposes Millions of Email Addresses
A video circulating on Tuesday showed a researcher demonstrating a tool named Facebook Email Search v1.0, which he said could link Facebook accounts to as many as 5 million email addresses per day. Here's the written transcript of the video:So, what I would like to demonstrate here is an active vulnerability within Facebook, which allows malicious users to query email addresses within Facebook, and have Facebook return any matching users. Currently it's being used to compromise Facebook accounts for the purpose of taking over Pages groups and, uh, Facebook advertising accounts for obviously monetary gain. What I've done here is I've taken 250 Facebook accounts, newly registered Facebook accounts, which I've purchased online for about $10. I have queried or I'm querying 65,000 email addresses.
The Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products for Your Home
It got me wondering how I could make my cleaning routines less wasteful, but my research was disappointing. Scientists are developing new ways to recycle plastic, but it's not an Earth-friendly material right now, and cleaning supplies use a lot of it. Below are some of my favorite cleaning products that try to be more eco-friendly. Eco-Friendly Cleaners for the Whole HousePhotograph: SupernaturalThere are several cleaning-solution makers offering general-use products you'd typically buy in spray bottles. All of the brands mentioned here are eco-friendly in various ways, whether it's from offering refills, using green ingredients, or shipping without plastic.
After Us the Deluge Captures Images of a Sinking World
In Kadir van Lohuizen’s forthcoming photo book, After Us the Deluge: The Human Consequences of Rising Sea Levels, the climate crisis is fundamentally a water crisis. With the melting ice caps in Greenland as the catalyst for rising waters, the aftermath of their destruction, coupled with the complacency of governments, is leaving people in unlivable circumstances. People in nations including Panama, Bangladesh, and Kiribati are witnessing the sea come up to their homes during high tides. Sections on the effects rising waters are having on six regions are authored by a mix of local politicians, scientists, activists, and journalists familiar with their countries’ impending fates. While the aerial shots show the relationship between rising waters and coastal cities, others show the attempts by residents to leave those places.
New Cat on a Hot Tin Roof movie in the works from Antoine Fuqua
Fuqua reimagines Tennessee Williams' work six decades after Elizabeth Taylor fronted a film adaptation of the stage play, which had a successful revival in 2008 with an all-Black cast. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2008 - Broadway) type StageTraining Day director Antoine Fuqua is pawing at another big-screen adaptation of Tennessee Williams' beloved play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Past adaptations of Williams' play include Elizabeth Taylor's beloved 1958 version, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, and Jessica Lange's 1984 made-for-TV edition, which was nominated for an Emmy. A release date and casting details for Fuqua's adaptation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof have yet to be announced. Check out more from EW's The Awardist, featuring exclusive interviews, analysis, and our podcast diving into all the highlights from the year's best films.
Outside the Wire and Fate: The Winx Saga top most-watched Netflix movies and TV shows of the year
Outside the Wire and Fate: The Winx Saga top most-watched Netflix movies and TV shows of the yearAnthony Mackie is proving to be a big draw for streamers. Following word that The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring the Marvel actor, landed Disney+ its biggest premiere launch for an original series, Netflix revealed the star's movie Outside the Wire topped their most-watched entertainment of the year so far. Outside the Wire; Fate: The Winx Saga 'Outside the Wire' and 'Fate: The Winx Saga.' | Credit: Jonathan Prime?/NETFLIX; Jonathan Hession/NETFLIXOn the TV side, the fairies of Fate: The Winx Saga were a big obsession for the Netflix viewer base, which explains the season 2 renewal. Ginny & Georgia, which also got a second season renewal, reached 52 million; and Cobra Kai season 3 reached 45 million.
Alena Dillon on The Happiest Girl in the World
The Happiest Girl in the World tackles the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal, following protagonist Sera Wheeler as she works towards her dream of making the Olympic team when her best friend reports the team doctor. I'm also toying with a project that deals with addiction, and its audiobook is performed by the talented Frankie Corzo, also a narrator in The Happiest Girl in the World audiobook. She also was my first siren call to write characters other women would recognize. The Happiest Girl in the World ends at the Olympic Trials in 2021, a scene I wrote in March 2020. What is your favorite part of The Happiest Girl in the World?
Sadly, Keanu Reeves isn't involved in Boy George biopic despite singer's tease
Boy George teased rumors that Keanu Reeves may appear in the biopic of his life, Karma Chameleon, but sadly a representative for the actor has squashed that potential casting. In the video, Boy George also made a call for actors around the world to audition to play him in the upcoming biopic. Keanu Reeves, Boy George, Danny Mays Boy George, center, teased rumors that Keanu Reeves, left, was involved in his biopic. | Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; Karwai Tang/WireImage; Mike Marsland/WireImageSince the role is still to be cast, apparently Boy George and Sophie Turner weren't able to close the deal. Boy George and Culture Club have been an inspiration to so many people," Jonathan Yunger, co-president of Millennium Media, said in a statement.
Jason Statham reacts to Han's F9 revival: 'They better bring me back'
F9 Streaming OptionsJustice is coming — and Jason Statham hopes he'll be there for it. "They better bring me back, because I need to put out that fire," Statham tells EW with a laugh. This treatment led fans to call for "justice for Han," something we're now getting with Lin and Kang's returns in F9. And so when I left [after Fast 6], I came in with Han, I'm leaving with Han. Statham will next be seen in Guy Ritchie's Wrath of Man, which is out May 7, while F9 hits theaters June 25.
HFPA in crisis: 8 past scandals that rocked the Golden Globes
For decades, the Golden Globes have, judging by industry pushback, maintained anything but a golden profile. Below, EW chronicles several past controversies that have plagued the HFPA over the years, from Pia Zadora's questionable acting victory to 60-year-old allegations that publicity firms schmoozed their way into the Golden Globes' winners circle. And it's a lot easier to curry favor with a few dozen HFPA members than it is to suck up to the Academy." 2011: Former Golden Globes publicist sues the HFPA over "payola" allegationsThree days before the 2011 Golden Globes, former HFPA publicist Michael Russell sued for $2 million, alleging that the group's members "abuse their positions and engage in unethical and potentially unlawful deals and arrangements which amount to a 'payola' scheme," according to CBS News. Now, in the wake of current scandals, the HFPA is reportedly facing several internal shakeups, including a potentially looming break with PR firm Sunshine Sachs.
Last surviving member of original Kung Fu has one complaint about the CW reboot
"David Carradine once said that Kung Fu was an anti-revenge series. The first rule of Kung Fu is to run away. kung fu Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen in the CW's 'Kung Fu' | Credit: Kailey Schwerman/The CWPera recognizes the legacy of the original Kung Fu is tarnished by the fact that he and Carradine were cast as mixed-race characters. After Kung Fu, Pera went on to appear on Little House on the Prairie and in the movie Red Dawn. The new Kung Fu airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Survivor: Joe Dowdle chipped a tooth on the way to Tribal Council
Survivor Quarantine Questionnaire: Joe Dowdle chipped a tooth on the way to Tribal CouncilSurvivor Streaming OptionsWith season 41 of Survivor delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EW is reaching back into the reality show's past. The first, it turns out, happened to Joe Dowdle off-camera during a van ride to Tribal Council. Survivor Joe Dowdle on 'Survivor Tocantins' | Credit: 29239347ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First off, give the update as to what you've been up to since appearing on Survivor. Who's one player from another Survivor season you wish you could have played with or against and why? To keep track of our daily Survivor Quarantine Questionnaires and get all the latest updates, check out EW's Survivor hub, and follow Dalton on Twitter.Watch Survivor on Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and more optionsStreaming OptionsRelated content:
Ronda Rousey expecting first baby with husband Travis Browne: 'Can't hide it anymore'
Ronda Rousey has babies on the brain! The athlete, 34, revealed in a YouTube video Wednesday that she is four months pregnant, expecting her first baby with husband Travis Browne. The video's description reads, "The question that has been asked for many moons has an answer: is Ronda Rousey pregnant? Well, Travis Browne and Ronda have an announcement to make... Because they just made a baby." Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage"Thank you, everybody, for all the well wishes and all the positivity to get us to this point," the mom-to-be says at the end of the video.
Watch Cher surprise a superfan who has Alzheimer's with sweet video call
Cher definitely does. The superstar recently surprised one of her fans with a sweet video call, and the moment will definitely bring a smile to your face. On Monday, Erica Steiner shared a video on Twitter revealing that her mom Robin Steiner has Alzheimer's and "is Cher's biggest fan," and the FaceTime conversation was the "Best. "I still can't believe this really happened I'm shaaaaaking," Erica wrote with the crying emoji. "Ill definitely never be able top this ... but it makes me want to try," Erica wrote with the crying laughing emoji.
Tina Fey reprises Soul character for prequel short film at Disney+
Pixar is returning to the world of Soul with a new short that serves as a prequel to the Oscar-nominated film. 22 vs. Earth, directed by Kevin Nolting, is set well before the events of the movie and will see early attempts by 22 to stop herself from going to earth. "22 vs. Earth was a chance to explore some of the unanswered questions we had about why 22 was so cynical. 22 vs. Earth Tina Fey's 22 in 'Soul' prequel short '22 vs. 22 vs. Earth will be released on Disney+ April 30.
Hilary Duff to star on How I Met Your Mother sequel series from Hulu
Hulu announced Wednesday that they had given a 10-episode series order to How I Met Your Father, the long-awaited sequel series to How I Met Your Mother, and cast Hilary Duff (Younger) in the lead role. The series will be produced by 20th Television, which also produced the original series under its previous name. "Younger" Season 5 Premiere Party In recent years, Hilary Duff has starred on "Younger." "Carter and Craig will return as executive producers," she continued, "and who better to star as the central character than the incredible Hilary Duff? Spinoff speculation started shortly after How I Met Your Mother went off the air in 2014.
Funko Pops reveal new Avatar The Last Airbender figures
New ATLA Funko Pops also include Ozai, Mai, and Ty Lee, plus pins of the original Team Avatar. Avatar: The Last Airbender Streaming OptionsSay hello to new Team Avatar and Fire Nation members — at least their Funko Pop versions. The company unveiled a number of Avatar: The Last Airbender figurines Wednesday, which can join fans' existing collection of Avatarverse Funkos. Avatar The Last Airbender Credit: FunkoTy Lee, the formidable Fire Nation acrobat, also gets her own Funko Pop. Avatar The Last Airbender Credit: FunkoAlso included in this new release are Funko Pop pins of the original Team Avatar: Katara, Sokka, Appa, and Aang (who's available in regular and Avatar State designs).
Bridgerton's Nicola Coughlan reveals behind-the-scenes connection to Kim Kardashian
Bridgerton star reveals a behind-the-scenes connection to Kim Kardashian, and the reality star is ecstaticKim Kardashian has been "a part of the Bridgerton world" for longer than she knew, says one of the show's stars, Nicola Coughlan. The actress behind Penelope Featherington shared a little inside secret with the reality TV star, who was overjoyed when she saw the message on Twitter. Bridgerton; Kim Kardashian Nicola Coughlan on "Bridgerton," left, and Kim Kardashian at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Coughlan agreed to the invite on Twitter and then revealed another connection — that Mister Pearl, which made a corset for Kardashian for the 2019 Met Gala, also made a corset for Coughlan for Bridgerton. Check out our daily must-see picks — plus news, celeb interviews, trivia, and more — in EW's What to Watch podcast, hosted by Gerrad Hall.
The Challenge: Double Agents finale recap: A big decision results in a new champion
CT and Amber B. take off for the next leg while the other teams struggle to finish eating. CT and Amber B. get all their puzzle pieces first and get back into their kayak. On the water, CT and Amber B. keep on arguing with each other. The Challenge Credit: MTVCT and Amber B. make it to checkpoint six and continue their hike uphill. But once CT and Amber B. make it up the steepest hill yet, they see TJ smiling at the top.
Rita Wilson raps Naughty by Nature on The Masked Singer
Rita Wilson surprised viewers when she rapped Naughty by Nature's 'Hip Hop Hooray' while serving as a guest panelist on The Masked Singer tonight. Watch Rita Wilson show off her rapping skills on The Masked Singer: 'I can spit some flow'The Masked Singer Streaming OptionsChameleon may have channeled Warren G and Snoop Dogg on The Masked Singer Wednesday, but guest panelist Rita Wilson proved she's got some bars too. "Rita Wilson on here spitting Naughty By Nature lyrics, so thats where Chet gets it from," one commenter tweeted. "Rita Wilson rapping was not on my bingo card but I'm here for it #maskedsinger," another user wrote. "Thanks again to Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks for embracing us, and for helping us take the unexpected viral moment further for such a great cause."
Seashell says even her famous twin didn't know she was on The Masked Singer
Seashell says even her famous twin didn't know she was on The Masked SingerThe Masked Singer Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of The Masked Singer. THE MASKED SINGER Credit: Michael Becker/FOXENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you react when they asked you to do The Masked Singer? And we were doing pretty well, but then I got Sister, Sister and I couldn't be both. I would always find myself singing whether that was in between takes of doing Sister, Sister or the films that I did, or even singing on the show. You get used to hearing some of the voices and you're like, "Okay, okay, the next song I got this, I got this."
Tiger King star Joe Exotic tells Carole Baskin and her husband to 'put up or shut up' with prison release offer
Tiger King star Joe Exotic has responded to the comments from Carole Baskin and her husband Howard, in which they claimed they would support his early release from prison. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Exotic (who goes by Joseph Maldonado-Passage), said: "It's time for Carole and Howard to put up or shut the hell up because I'm accepting their offer." It seems Exotic is willing to do it, but not without his own terms and conditions. "I wouldn't seek a reduced sentence for Joe based upon him just saying he'd help end cub handling. Exotic has spent two years in prison, serving a 22-year sentence for a murder-for-hire plot towards Baskin and for multiple violations of wildlife laws.
Bobby Brown talks being the Crab on The Masked Singer
Crab says watching Nick Cannon perform 'Candy Girl' on The Masked Singer was 'something else'The Masked Singer Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers about Wednesday's episode of The Masked Singer. The soulful shellfish was eliminated on The Masked Singer in Wednesday's Super 8 double-elimination, and he was revealed to be none other than Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Bobby Brown. THE MASKED SINGER Credit: Michael Becker/FOXENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Why did you want to do The Masked Singer? Does you being on the show mean we can expect another Bobby Brown album anytime soon? Yeah, it's an album that has a lot of dance tracks, some love songs, some really, really touching personal songs that I wrote.
Kylie Minogue, Taika Waititi join RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under as guest judges
Dannii Minogue will also serve as a guest judge on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under season 1. RuPaul's Drag Race Streaming OptionsFor years, RuPaul's Drag Race fans haven't been able to get the thought of Kylie Minogue potentially sitting on the show's panel out of their heads, but EW can exclusively reveal that the dream will soon become a reality. "I'm so excited to finally be a part of RuPaul's Drag Race for the first series [of] Down Under," Kylie said in a statement. "I got to have a cheeky Untucked chat with the girls on RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under season 1," Dannii said in a statement. Subscribe to EW's BINGE podcast for a full recaps of all 12 seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, featuring exclusive interviews with Trixie Mattel, Katya, Peppermint, Bianca Del Rio, Bob the Drag Queen, Sasha Velour, and more.
The Challenge: Double Agents winners break down that dominating final run
The Challenge Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers about Wednesday's season finale of The Challenge: Double Agents. Below, the winners to break down their dominant final run, what this win means for their respective futures in the franchise, and of course, their thoughts on Fessy Shafaat's temper tantrum and disqualification. I think it was the best run I've ever had in the final. Especially with this Challenge, I can honestly say this is the most intense Challenge I've ever been on, and then winning it, that's insane. The Challenge Credit: MTVWhat did you learn from this season and this final you're going to apply next season?
The Masked Singer recap: Crab and Seashell revealed in double elimination
The Masked Singer S 5 E 7 Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers about The Masked Singer season 5 episode 7. A double elimination went down during a pretty chaotic episode of The Masked Singer tonight, which is saying a lot for this show, the TV equivalent of everyone's eccentric uncle. Thicke thought the donut holes referenced O-names and guessed singers Omarion or Mario. Thicke thought the "bustin" line in Crab's clues package was a nod to the Ghostbusters theme song, so he guessed its songwriter Ray Parker Jr. Seashell's roast bird and TNT clues had Jeong going with expert roaster and Lady Dynamite guest star Sarah Silverman.
LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts, and more to round out Jeopardy guest host lineup
The Star Trek actor is among the final group of Jeopardy guest hosts, the iconic quiz show announced Wednesday, who will close out the current 37th season. "Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host," Jeopardy executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. "Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. Check out the full schedule of guest hosts here.
8 classic films to pair with the 2021 Oscar Best Picture nominees
But that doesn't mean there's still not plenty to celebrate, as the 2021 Oscar nominees for Best Picture reflect. Here are eight classic film pairings — match your favorite nominee with a throwback to create a winning double feature. At their hearts, both 12 Angry Men and Chicago 7 interrogate flaws and foundational truths. They use a number of "angry" men to delve into how we define and implement justice, whether or not the whole world is watching. Check out more from EW's The Awardist, featuring exclusive interviews, analysis, and our podcast diving into all the highlights from the year's best films.
Amber walks off Teen Mom OG reunion, because of course she did
Teen Mom type TV ShowWell, it wouldn't be a Teen Mom OG reunion if Amber Portwood didn't storm off in a huff. This season on Teen Mom OG, viewers watched as Leah, now 12, chose to spend less time with her mother while she worked out her feelings about their complicated relationship. Before walking off during the reunion, Portwood unleashed on her ex's spouse. Since she married Shirley in 2015, she's been depicted on Teen Mom OG as a caring stepmother to Leah who is supportive of her husband's efforts to co-parent with Portwood. It's unclear whether Portwood, who is known for her short fuse and flair for the dramatic, will return for part two of the Teen Mom OG reunion, airing Tuesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. on MTV.
What to Watch on April 22, 2021: Earth Day specials with Cher, Greta Thunberg, more
Earth DayWHAT & WHEN/WHERE TO WATCH:Secrets of the Whales (docuseries debut) — Streaming on Disney+Life in Color With David Attenborough (docuseries debut) — Streaming on NetflixCher & The Loneliest Elephant — Streaming on Paramount+Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World (docuseries debut) — Check local listings on PBSKingdom of the Polar Bears (special) — 8 p.m. on Nat Geo WildThere's something for everyone out there this Earth Day. Then there's Secrets of the Whales on Disney+, a National Geographic series narrated by Sigourney Weaver, exploring the communication skills and social structures of five different whale species. Animal lovers may also enjoy the new Paramount+ special Cher & the Loneliest Elephant, which follows Cher's efforts to free an pachyderm named Kaavan from an abusive zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lastly, PBS is airing a three-part documentary about teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, A Year to Change the World. It's all worth a watch — and all a worthy reminder of the work ahead to help salvage our planet.
36 Best Prom Dresses in TV and Movies
Kim in 'Prom Night' Michael Ochs Archives Getty Images Prom should be all fun and games — unless there's a relentless killer on the loose. Romy and Michele in 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' Hulton Archive Getty Images After graduating, a high school reunion is basically prom for adults. Stifler's Mom in 'American Pie' Getty Images Getty Images In American Pie, it was the prom after-party that caught our attention. April in 'Parks and Recreation' NBC Getty Images Prom was certainly not April Ludgate's scene. Rachel in 'Friends' NBC Universal In a VHS tape flashback, viewers get a peek at Rachel Green's real nose prom dress.
Who Is the Piglet on ‘Masked Singer’ Season 5?
But here we are, dealing with the insanity that is Masked Singer season 5 and debating the identity of this earnest pig as he dances around the stage like no one’s watching, bless! Fans of this show (yes, we exist) are pretty positive the Piglet is Nick Lachey based on a massive pile of clues and evidence. All we know for sure is that this little piglet went “wee, wee, wee” all the way to The Masked Singer and someone needs to set him free! The Piglet apparently made his debut on the Masked Singer stage with only four days’ notice! The Piglet sang “Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah)” by Andy Grammer and had the crowd screaming:This content is imported from YouTube.
Here's When and Where to Watch the 'Friends' Reunion With Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry
Friends: The Reunion is coming to @hbomax. And if Matthew came, chances are the other cast members—Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc—were there too. Friends reunion being rescheduled for the beginning of March. — matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) November 12, 2020The Friends cast is also expected to return to their original Warner Bros. soundstage and executive produce the whole show. We’ll always be there for you, so here's the deal:When is the Friends reunion actually airing?
Jennifer Lopez Looks Radiant in a White Tee and Jeans in First Post-Breakup Photos
Lopez appeared in a white top and matching denim, channeling bridal vibes on the set of her movie Shotgun Wedding. She's laughing in the pic, suggesting that all the breakup commentary doesn't faze her—or at least, she doesn't want you to think it does. She's still living her best life, shooting a movie in the Dominican Republic. Her makeup artist Kate Best took the photos. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Chrissy Teigen Says Kim Kardashian “Gave Her All” Before Kanye West Divorce
last night, and fans asked about how her friend Kim Kardashian is doing in the wake of her and Kanye West’s respective divorce filings. While Chrissy didn’t go into too many details, she did say, “Kim is doing okay. If anyone knows Kanye, it’s that he goes off the grid and it’s hard to ever contact Kanye.”This content is imported from YouTube. As a reminder, Kim filed for divorce on February 19, with multiple outlets reporting that she and Kanye plan to split legal and physical custody of their four children. Kanye responded to Kim’s filing in April, and per Us Weekly, he—like his ex—cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
Meghan Markle and Archie Have Been in Touch With the Queen
ICYMI, Prince Harry is back in California following his trip to England for the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip. The duke flew by himself due to Meghan Markle being advised not to travel by her physician, but the duchess has reportedly expressed her sympathies to and been in touch with the Queen. “Meghan spoke with Harry before his grandfather’s funeral,” a source tells People. “Meghan and Archie also spoke with the Queen earlier this week.”Prior to Harry’s return home, a source also told the outlet that “Meghan and Harry have been in touch every day. She doesn’t need to be there for that.”So happy to know that Meghan and the Queen have remained close through all this!
Where to Buy the 'Shadow and Bone' Grishaverse Books
Picture this: you're sitting on your couch, just casually looking through your Netflix queue, and you come across a rather interesting title: Shadow and Bone. Well, I'm not about to spoil the rest of the season, but believe me, there's more to be explored. Once you're done making your way through the entire series, chances are you're going to want another season fast (don't deny it—you definitely will). And as the Grishaverse is made up of two different series, tons of action awaits you. And if there's ever a moment you'll need to dive into a new world, it's right about now.
Here's the Scoop on Why Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Broke Up
"She has been pretty miserable and didn't think it was in her best interests to stay with Alex." From there, fans of the show went wild and drew a connection to A-Rod...even though he was engaged to J.Lo. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's relationship timeline
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez recently confirmed they have split after four years together, issuing a statement in which they say they are "better as friends". 25 January 2019: In an interview with Red magazine, Jennifer explains why her and Alex are so darn well suited:"Both Alex and I are Latino. 13 July 2019: Alex Rodriguez shares a sweet and very supportive post about his ladyfriend Jennifer Lopez. 12 March 2021Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have apparently split up and called off their two-year engagement, according to reports. 15 April 2021:Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have officially confirmed their split in a joint statement just weeks after they shut down rumours of a breakup.
Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict is short-lived justice
I went to bed the night the verdict was announced with a surprised, relieved, and tentatively hopeful feeling of momentary peace. She was killed moments before the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced. This is why it is impossible for the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial to be heralded as something it’s not. To truly understand racial trauma, however, is to recognise the way these structural forces impact the individual; how the political is personal. When it isn’t, small wins like Derek Chauvin’s conviction don’t feel like a cause for celebration, they render us numb.
What is a rim job?
Many people mistakenly label the humble rim job as an exclusively 'gay activity' because of its association with anal sex, but humans of all gender identities and sexual orientations enjoy a spot of rimming. Jess Wilde, sex and bondage expert at Lovehoney, explains what a rim job is and gives her advice for giving and enjoying a rimming. A rim job is when one partner licks, kisses, sucks, and stimulates their partner's anus with their mouth and tongue. Lovehoney Anal Douche 225ml Lovehoney lovehoney.co.uk £14.99If you want to have a really thorough clean, you can try an or anal douche. While your lips are busy with the (rim) job at… mouth... why not use your hands to stimulate other areas of their body.
Chrissy Teigen shared her ultimate acne hack (and I can confirm it works)
There are many things to adore about Chrissy Teigen (like, for example her ingenious clapbacks, or the near-constant hair inspo, or her amazing levels of compassion). ICYMI, ZitSticka KILLA kits comprise 8 SA cleaning swabs, and 8 microdart patches. Chrissy shared the patches to her IG story, recommending them as part of a spot-busting routine. Another great anti-inflammatory hack is taking and regular doses of CBD under the tongue - obviously, consult a GP first. Boots Zitsticka Killa Spot Clarifying Patch Kit zitsticka boots.com £26.99 SHOP NOWThis content is imported from Instagram.
Dani Dyer's boyfriend Sammy Kimmence pleads guilty to OAP scam
Dani Dyer's boyfriend, Sammy Kimmence, has pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud, relating to his involvement in a scam which stole almost £34,000 from pensioners. The victims of the scam, 90-year-old Peter Martin and 80-year-old Peter Haynes, had been clients at a company Kimmence previously worked for, which shut down. Sammy Kimmence, who recently welcomed a baby with Love Island star Dani Dyer, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court yesterday in relation to the charges. It was also heard that Sammy Kimmence managed to con Peter Martin into transferring him more than £23,000 across two different transactions. In court this week, Sammy Kimmence spoke only to confirm his name and to plead guilty to each charge of fraud.
Kim Kardashian says she's intimidated by Addison Rae
In a teaser clip for an upcoming episode Kim enlists Addison to teach her a TikTok dance and reveals that she actually finds the whole thing just a little intimidating. Now that the Kardashians have stopped questioning Addison about her relationship with Kourtney, it seems like they've welcomed her into the fold with open arms, and in the latest episode of KUWTK Addison even gives Kim a little dance lesson. Right after trying to do the splits together, Kim tells the confessional, "So, I'm freaking out a little bit because today, Addison is going to teach me a TikTok dance," she explains. So I'm going to take the time to practice and see what I can do." Eventually Kim tells the confessional, "Oh my god, I have eyes.
Kim Kardashian's latest Instagram is causing controversy
Kim Kardashian and controversial Instagram posts go hand in hand, but people really aren't happy about her latest post involving a lizard. Sharing a photo of their new pet on Instagram in March, Kim revealed, "Meet the newest member of our family...Speed. "Speed was really my BFF Allison’s and we babysat for a week and she never left and it’s been months! This content is imported from Instagram. This content is imported from Instagram.
Sofia Richie avoids ‘awkward’ run in with Scott Disick’s Amelia Hamlin
Well, let’s all spare a moment for Sofia Richie, who yesterday experienced a close call with Amelia Hamlin, Scott Disick's new girlfriend. ICYMI Sofia dated Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Scott Disick for more than three years, eventually splitting in August last year. Not too long after their break up, rumours started swirling in celeb land that Scott was dating Sofia’s pal Amelia Hamlin, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Rinna. News at the time that they ran “in the same circles” and that things were “awkward.” Sofia also unfollowed Amelia on Instagram after she confirmed her romance with Scott. Just a few moments later, Amelia Hamlin was spotted arriving at the very same gym.
Who Is the Crab on ‘Masked Singer’ Season 5?
And if the new guy has better pipes, then one of the OG contestants has to bid adieu to their dreams of being a Masked Singer champion. The CluesPlease take a hot sec to review the official clue video from episode 4:This content is imported from YouTube. He also initially guessed Jay-Z after hearing the “king crab” clue (um, no way, my man), while Nicole Scherzinger guessed Kanye West (and again, nope). Apparently, performing on Masked Singer reminds the Crab of…his childhood?! And let’s not forget Bobby’s 2012 album Masterpiece, which could possibly explain the Mona Lisa inclusion, and his 1986 album King of Stage, which could explain the “king crab” clue.
Who's the Yeti on ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 5?
The bad news: The Masked Singer has gone ahead and added another wild card contestant to the mix. the last furry freak to haunt your nightmares from season 5, so we should be safe…until season 6, that is. The CluesIf you were busy perusing Instagram during the clue package, here’s a quick refresher:This content is imported from YouTube. Side note: “Game changer” has officially become the most overused phrase since Chris Harrison’s “most dramatic season ever.”This content is imported from YouTube. Plus, he was formerly married to Princess Love and starred with her on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, so he’s def all about love, love, love.
Who's Chameleon on 'Masked Singer' Season 5?
The Chameleon paints on an easel while admitting that he was worried he wouldn’t stack up against the competition. Which brings us up to episode 5’s clues, which, tbh, are very wholesome:This content is imported from YouTube. The Chameleon came on this show to surprise his child, who he hopes will grow up to be a superhero. Adam LambertFrazer Harrison Getty ImagesBased on the vintage rock-star-inspired suit, fans think the Chameleon could be singer Adam Lambert. For those of you who think the Chameleon is Harry Styles, I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers.
Get to Know the Season 2 Cast of Netflix's 'The Circle'
It's 2021, and after a very long year, we're all in need of some juicy reality TV to hold ourselves over. Thank goodness for Netflix, who very kindly decided we all deserved a present for quarantine: season 2 of their hit show The Circle. This season, there are new contestants (both young... and not-so-young) piquing our interests and vying for the grand prize. Get to know the new cast members of The Circle season 2. You've been warned.]
Who's Black Swan on ‘Masked Singer’ Season 5?
Meet Black Swan, who’s been prancing her way around The Masked Singer season 5 for several weeks with no end in sight. Here’s what stands out to me:The Black Swan calls herself “incredibly rare” while strutting rather delicately through a snowy forest. The PerformancesThe Black Swan moved in ways I didn’t even know were POSSIBLE during her rendition of “Barracuda,” by Heart. ), the Icelandic singer wore a truly iconic swan dress to the Academy Awards in 2001, so fans think she could be the Black Swan. Here’s hoping we get some more clues when the Black Swan finally takes the stage (and I’d like to hear a performance of “Black Swan” by BTS at some point, pls).
Queen Elizabeth Is “Deeply Touched” by Prince Philip Tributes
The Queen and the longtime royal consort were married for 73 years when he passed away in early April. She noted that she and her family have been “deeply touched” by the “support and kindness” shown to them over the past couple of weeks. Read the Queen’s full birthday statement below:“I have, on the occasion of my 95th birthday today, received many messages of good wishes, which I very much appreciate. We have been deeply touched and continue to be reminded that Philip had such an extraordinary impact on countless people throughout his life. ELIZABETH R.”Annie Goldsmith News Writer Annie Goldsmith is the news writer for Town & Country, where she covers culture, politics, style, and the British royal family.
Mars in Cancer April 2021 Meaning in Astrology, Horoscopes by Sign
Cancer is a cardinal sign, so it’s one of the zodiac’s initiators, but Cancer is one of the signs that’s most focused on the past. Read your Sun/Rising horoscopes below:AriesSince Mars is your ruling planet, you’re feeling this transit more than the other signs. You’re really, really taking on Cancer’s moody tendencies, maybe even without realizing it. You’re an earth sign, so you’re practical and logical, but you’re opening up more and more about your feels thanks to Mars’ help! CancerWith Mars in your sign, you’re feeling more eager to come out of your shell than usual.
The Strategist’s Two-Day (Actually Good) Sale Starts Tomorrow
It’s the return of the Strategist Two-Day (Actually Good) Sale, which runs Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23. We’ve put together over 40 deals, exclusively for readers of the Strategist, on some of our most stood-behind products. get the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts (including newsletter-only deals during our two-day sale). Email This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us.
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The Strategist Guide to Shopping at The Ordinary
Read on for our verdict on the best toner to soothe a flaky scalp, to an Azelaic Acid that minimises acne scars. SerumsAcidsThe Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% £6 When we asked a group of experts for their pick of products to treat acne scars, The Ordinary’s Azelaic Acid Suspension was a top recommendation. £6 at The Ordinary BuyOilsMakeupget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. The Strategist UK is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
A Facialist’s Favourite Suncream for Sensitive Skin Is on Sale
And if you have sensitive skin, then it can be difficult to find the right fit for you, without spending too much. It’s lightweight, so my skin doesn’t feel smothered (which can sometimes trigger a rosacea flare-up), it isn’t greasy so it works perfectly under makeup and it doesn’t leave a white cast on my face. get the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. Our editors update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.
Chris Christie friends believe he’s running in 2024
Chris Christie is seriously considering running for president in 2024, three people familiar with his thinking tell Axios. Christie could run on a reputation for toughness that appeals to Trump's base minus the former president's recklessness, said one source. Another said he has a mix of combativeness and charisma that Republicans are looking for to take on President Biden and Democrats. On a recent "This Week" appearance, Christie accused Biden of "lying" in his descriptions of infrastructure. The bottom line: Christie has told associates that Trump's decision about running again in 2024 won't affect his own decision-making.
Method Man and Redman Verzuz: Russell Simmons Calls In
Disgraced Def Jam founder Russell Simmons calling in. Photo: Verzuz/TrillerThe 4/20 Verzuz between Method Man and Redman had everything you’d expect. Then, there was the unexpected: A FaceTime call from Russell Simmons in the middle of the showdown. After the pair reminisced on their Def Jam days, they got a FaceTime call from founder Russell Simmons, who appeared to be in pajamas and in bed. Method Man and Redman did acknowledge the day’s guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin, the police officer convicted of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.
Okay, Let’s Talk About ARTPOP
According to Richard S. He’s Vulture ranking of every Gaga song, this track is “a tad less vital than ARTPOP’s best.” I agree. “Applause” was the green light into ARTPOP, and an archetype of this junction in Lady Gaga’s career. (But let’s not forget Lady Gaga’s 2013 MTV VMAs performance — who else could slay five lewks in one night, on top of coordinating multiple choreos and wigs?) In the end, Lady Gaga’s “Gypsy” recognizes the freedom that comes with being on your own. It’s an all-around manifestation of the fun and forward-thinking that ARTPOP bestowed on pop music and its ever-changing audience.
Cafedelia Brings a Georgian Feast to Greenwich Village
Cafedelia 59 E. 8th St., nr. Photo: CafedeliaWhenever the Underground Gourmet goes on the hunt for something new and exciting to eat in Greenwich Village, we head straight to 8th Street. All too aware of the mayflylike life span of the average 8th Street restaurant, the U.G. All told, our Georgian feast left us tremendously full and wholly impressed. We’re adding Cafedelia to our list of 8th Street gems.
What Snowboarder Chloe Kim Can’t Live Without
We asked snowboarder Chloe Kim — an Olympic and X Games gold medalist who recently partnered with Roxy to design a forthcoming clothing line — about the earbuds, mascara, and dog camera she can’t live without. Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds $129 $129 These are Bluetooth earbuds but they still have a wire on them, which I like because I know they’ll stay on me when I’m snowboarding. $169 at Amazon Buy $170 at Chewy BuyI bleach my hair blonde — I have been since I was 13 — and these definitely help me from getting that orangey tone. $4 at Amazon Buy $4 at Amazon BuyTarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara $23 $23 I have lash extensions and when they start to fall out, I need a lash-safe mascara, or one that’s oil-free and non-waterproof. $23 at Sephora Buy $23 at Ulta Beauty BuyRoxy GoreTex Glade Snow Jacket $240 $400 now 40% off $240 This is the jacket I competed in for most of this season.
Cameo’s Videos (From Celebs like Dionne Warwick) Are on Sale for Mother’s Day
Still, if your mom implies that she wants for nothing, it can be hard to figure out what to actually get her. Among the mom-approved stars we were tickled to see is Grammy award-winning singer (and certified legend) Dionne Warwick, whose messages are now 25 percent off. Email This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Terms & Privacy Notice By submitting your email, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Notice and to receive email correspondence from us. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.
Fleurotica’s Robin Rose Hilleary on Her Favorite Design Book
Robin Rose Hilleary’s reference manual: The late-Italian designer Bruno Munari’s 1973 book, A Flower With Love. I think it might have been our mutual friend Cynthia Leung who got her into this particular book. This particular arrangement (along with many others throughout the book) feels so powerful because it’s made from non-luxury flowers. This arrangement makes a bootleg pin frog out of a halved potato — turned upside down so it looks like a rock. Its simplicity makes me think, Oh, it’s so cute, but it’s not a flower arrangement, and that’s really the point of the whole book.
The Best Boba for Making Bubble Tea at Home, According to a Bubble-Tea Fanatic
To this day, I still drink bubble tea the way other people drink coffee or beer — sometimes with a meal, usually on its own. Bubble tea was something I took for granted, and I certainly never thought of it as the complex cultural product that it is. The pearls I useWuFuYuan Tapioca Pearls, Black Sugar Flavor $6 $6 These are the tapioca pearls I first came across at H Mart. $5 at Boba Guys BuyLipton Black Tea Bags, Decaf, 50-count pack of 12 $44 now 20% off $35 These are the tea bags I use to make bubble tea. There’s also just something very satisfying about the sound of a cocktail shaker, and it makes the whole process of making bubble tea even more enjoyable.
The Best Baby Monitors, According to Parents and Sleep Consultants
The Nanit smart monitor received the most recommendations of any monitor we heard about, with five of our experts telling us it’s a favorite. It’s an over-the-crib Wi-Fi camera that not only offers standard video-monitoring capabilities, but also provides data, including sleep metrics, via its app. Nanit then synthesizes this data to generate nightly sleep reports and sleep scores, even providing tips on how to help your baby sleep better. Still, Nevares reminds us that any monitor — even one as advanced as the Nanit — won’t be 100 percent accurate. “It oftentimes will say the baby’s awake when the baby’s not awake, but just kind of rolling around in their sleep,” she says.
Whoopi Goldberg Is Writing a Superhero Movie About an Older Black Woman
tv reviewShadow and Bone Almost Gets Lost in the Dark Netflix’s adaptation of the Grishaverse novels pulls it together in the end, but only after traversing a vast, foggy muddle of exposition.
The Mortal Kombat Theme-Song Creators on Their Knockout Hit
If you’re excited to see the new Mortal Kombat movie, which hits theaters and HBO Max on April 23, you’re also probably walking in with some familiar expectations. The Mortal Kombat album is credited to The Immortals, but that name is just one of many musical projects the pair were involved in. Of those two, “Hypnotic House (Mortal Kombat)” came first. “Techno Syndrome” has transcended Mortal Kombat, though, even as it gets its power from that unmistakable shout of the tournament’s name. For something that only took four weeks to make, though, the music of Mortal Kombat remains an outsize part of their legacy.
Bethenny Frankel Needs Someone to Run Her Goddamn Circus
Skinnygirl founder, former Queen of RHONY, and self-described “serial entrepreneur” Bethenny Frankel is looking for a vice-president of operations, and where else to fill out an executive suite than on reality TV? In The Big Shot With Bethenny, coming to HBO Max on April 29, Frankel tasks “aspiring moguls” with a series of challenges designed to test their business acumen to see if they have what it takes to be her second-in-command. “I’m a mother, a philanthropist, and a bit of a clown,” Frankel says in the show’s trailer. Will Frankel’s beloved one-liners play as well when she’s essentially giving a job interview? Well, if you can’t handle the truth, you can’t handle Bethenny.
Shudder Knows What You’ll Stream This Summer
But they really don’t. And quite frankly, if it had ended up on another streamer, I don’t think that would have happened. Netflix has more dollars than Shudder; I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone. Some of our earliest Shudder exclusive releases were really exciting films by Mattie Do, who’s Laotian American, and Alice Lowe with Prevenge. That’s how broad this genre can be, and that’s how broad we think Shudder could be.
Hugh Jackman Belts Out a Statement About Scott Rudin in All Caps
Hugh Jackman. And that starts with “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for “producer Scott Rudin.” Hugh Jackman has finally spoken out about the allegations of workplace abuse surrounding Broadway producer Scott Rudin, after Rudin announced he would take a “step back from active participation” in their upcoming production of The Music Man. This has started a conversation that is long overdue, not just on Broadway, and the entertainment industry, but across all workforce. The most important voice we needed to hear from was Scott Rudin, he has now spoken up and stepped away from The Music Man. We are currently rebuilding the Music Man team and are aspiring to create an environment that is not only safe, but ensures that everyone is seen, heard and valued.
Mugen Train: What to Know About the Demon Slayer Movie
Following its record-breaking success in Japan, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train is preparing to make its Stateside debut. Photo: Aniplex AmericaNo matter what Christopher Nolan may have wanted you to believe, the movie that saved the box office last year wasn’t Tenet but an anime film titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train. This means that if you’re planning to catch Mugen Train when it hits U.S. theaters this weekend, you probably do need to catch up on Demon Slayer first. Before it was a film or anime, Demon Slayer was a manga, created by Koyoharu Gotouge and released in 2016. THAT Demon Slayer Episode 19 thoooo ??? pic.twitter.com/SVshtSRNf7 — JustTin (@JustinGarz265) August 10, 2019So where does the movie fit into things?
Shadow and Bone Almost Gets Lost in the Dark
For every line intended to clarify how it all works, Shadow and Bone seems to accidentally do the opposite. The introduction of the Six of Crows characters takes Shadow and Bone’s triangular character structure and turns it into a many-sided die. Eventually, when all, or at least most, of the characters come together in various formations late in the series, Shadow and Bone’s design does make some sense. (Many fantasy stories on shaky ground can squeeze a lot of juice out of a mythical stag, and Shadow and Bone is no exception.) Still, Shadow and Bone does mostly manage to pull it all together in the end, and the mythical stag is very shiny and nice-looking.
LeVar Burton & Robin Roberts Join Jeopardy! Guest Host List
Reading Rainbow and Star Trek legend LeVar Burton is among the final slate of guest hosts for Jeopardy!, following Burton’s heavy campaigning for the gig over the past few months. confirmed today that joining Burton will be anchor-commentator George Stephanopoulos, broadcaster Robin Roberts, journalist David Faber, and sportscaster Joe Buck, whose slate of episodes will conclude the show’s 37th season. These five hosts will be behind the lectern for an entire week of episodes (or five episodes) each, and as with all previous guest hosts, the show will compensate them by making a donation to their charity of choice. I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me,” Burton tweeted when the news became public. Go ahead and take my word for it, this time.” Troy Barnes must really be thrilled.
Master of None Season 3 Will Premiere on Netflix in May
Lena Waithe in Master of None. Bailey/NetflixAfter a four-year-long hiatus, Master of None is returning to Netflix for its third season this May. Created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None premiered in 2015 and had a second season in 2017. This season is expected to follow Lena Waithe’s character, Denise, who was the subject of the show’s Emmy-winning episode “Thanksgiving.” Ansari and Yang also won an Emmy for writing the first season. Master of None joins Netflix’s growing May 2021 lineup, alongside The Woman in the Window and The Kominsky Method season three.
Kung Fu Recap: Patience Is a Virtue
Desperate to change the subject, Nicky tells Henry that she’ll talk to him later and leaves with Evan to hear his latest update about Zhilan. After meeting Faye, Nicky heads to the University of California, Berkeley, to meet with Henry, who has scheduled a meeting with Chau’s teaching assistant. At the VIP party, Nicky meets Eddie, the well-intentioned but ill-informed young man who eventually pawns her off to his COO, Brett Slakter, whom he calls “Brometheus.” (Yikes.) When Nicky brings up Faye, Brett assures her that he’s been a huge ally and that he’s been helping to fast-track the unionization process. Henry tells her that they have found the “turducken of puzzles,” as he managed to solve the large puzzle, only to be met with a smaller one.
The Sony Spider-Man Movies Are Coming to Disney+ (Eventually)
Sony and Disney have finally negotiated a deal to bring Spider-Man and other Sony properties to Disney+. According to Variety, the deal not only covers Disney+ but a host of other Disney platforms like Hulu, Freeform, FX Networks, ABC, and Disney Channels. Sony’s 2022-2026 theatrical releases will first appear on Netflix (who also brokered a deal with Sony today), then over to Disney. In 2019, the Tom Holland-helmed Spider-Man series seemed in danger of going under due to snags in negotiations between Sony and Disney. And now that this deal is in place, Spider-Man: No Way Home will (somewhat ironically) find a home one day on Disney+.
Netflix Renews Floor Is Lava for a Second Season
Photo: Jonathan Moore/NASCAR via Getty ImagesRest easy, world: Netflix has ensured that the floor will, once again, be lava. Variety reported the renewal of Floor Is Lava for a second season. For the uninitiated, Floor Is Lava is a high-stakes game show version of the classic children’s game of the same name. According to Netflix, Floor Is Lava pulled 37 million Netflix member households during its first 4 weeks on the service. If the puzzles in season 2 are as easy to solve as that fake production title, we’re in trouble.
Patton Oswalt Lasers into our Hearts in the Trailer for Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.
Hulu released a trailer for MARVEL’S M.O.D.O.K., the new Marvel series debuting May 21. Patton Oswalt stars as the big headed creep himself, whose life is going down the tubes. squares up against Iron Man (Jon Hamm) professionally, as well as Wonder Man (Nathan Fillion) personally. In a move reminiscent of Fillion’s performance as jerkass superhero Captain Hammer, Wonder Man is dating M.O.D.O.K.’s ex-wife. Other voices are provided by Brooklyn 99’s Melissa Fumero, Ben Schwartz, Wendi McClevon-Covey, Beck Bennett, Jon Daly, and Detroiters’ Sam Richardson.
Bobby Brown Discovered His Claustrophobia Live on The Masked Singer
Photo: gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC ImagesYou’d think if you’d lead a life like Bobby Brown’s, you’d run out of things to find out about yourself. But apparently, Bobby Brown did not know that he was claustrophobic until he was performing as the Crab on season 5 of The Masked Singer. While signing “Give It to Me Baby” by Rick James, the Crab briefly ran off stage due to a panic attack. “I wear light clothes when I’m performing normally, and this had so many layers that it constricted me from moving like I do,” Brown said. Guest judge Rita Wilson rapped a chunk of Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray” because…she could?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Mom’s the Word
The biggest event is that the women go to Norwalk, Connecticut (not a short drive from northern Jersey), to visit the yacht of fellow Real Housewives ghostwriter and my archnemesis Emily Leibert. She has ghostwritten memoirs for Real Housewives and owns a yacht in my home state of Connecticut. Jennifer is being real and Margaret, she’s just chasing clout. More importantly, as Jennifer quickly points out, she was actually trying to apologize to Margaret before she cut her off. We see Jennifer talk to Gabriella about the fight that her parents got into and how her mother wasn’t able to choose her own life.
A Jim Henson Biopic Is in the Works at Disney
Deadline broke the news that The Giver writer Michael Mitnik has been tapped by Disney and The Henson company to pen a biopic about too-good-for-this-sinful-earth Muppet creator Jim Henson. Jim Henson began creating Muppets in the 50’s—first as characters in commercials, but eventually in their own specials and a syndicated variety show. Eventually, Henson convinced Lord Lew Grade to make a show with the Muppets in London. After success with The Muppet Show, Henson moved on to various TV and movie efforts with varying levels of success. Disney has owned the rights to the Muppets since 2004, and most recently gave them a Disney+ series, Muppets Now.
The MyPillow Guy Is Coming to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel has been avidly following MyPillow creator Mike Lindell’s descent into madness. The latest manifestation of which was a 48-hour livestream launch for his “free speech network,” Frank. The clips are pure insanity, moreso than a 48-hour livestream merits. On Wednesday night, Kimmel’s video team pulled a supercut of Lindell trying to pronounce the name “Ursula” for a full minute. On Tuesday night, Kimmel offered to have Mike Lindell on his show.
The Best Mary Jane Shoes 2021
Where do Mary Jane shoes get their name? As the story goes, the original Mary Jane was a young female character created by the American cartoonist Richard Felton Outcault in 1902 for his Buster Brown comic strip. Chalk it up to a newfound love of house shoes or a desire for some innocent fun, but they’re everywhere again — and in so many sophisticated shapes and sizes and colors that Mary Jane herself would probably be impressed. The Affordable BasicSome Spring FloralsThe Square-Toe ShoeThe Easy Summer StapleThe Party ShoeThe Fun PrintThe ‘Life’s a Party’ Party ShoeThe Satin Theater ShoeThe Concert ShoeThe Soft Leather ShoeClarks Pure Flat $120 This shoe looks way more expensive than it is. $120 at Clarks BuyThe Walkable HeelThe Prada DupesThe ’90s ThrowbackThe Colorful House ShoeThe Platform Disco ShoeThe Colorful BasicThe French Girl Go-toThe Lace-up StyleThe Art School ShoeThe Double-Strap HeelThe Picnic ShoeThe Minimalist DreamThe Ultimate Splurge
Good Trouble Recap, Season 3 Episode 10: ‘She’s Back’
Good Trouble She’s Back Season 3 Episode 10 Editor’s Rating 5 stars * * * * * « Previous Next Photo: FreeformHoly hell, there is so much happening in this episode, my little Good Trouble fam! Especially because when I say “every single story line,” I mean it: Good Trouble uses its spring finale to push every story line it’s been juggling this season forward. Margaret Cho! over and over as a kid, so when Margaret Cho shows up to watch the rehearsal for their showcase (on Good Trouble, Cho is an alum of this particular diversity workshop), she’s beyond excited. In front of everyone in the group, in front of Ruby, and in front of Margaret Cho, Alice takes a stand.
Watch the Burberry Show Livestream
relationshipsWe Get it, Riz As if their meeting wasn’t already hideously sweet, we now know the actor proposed to his wife using Scrabble tiles.
Watch James Cameron Talk Avatar and Movies on Jimmy Fallon
James Cameron came by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about some of his favorite things: Da Ocean and Da Movies. Cameron took his Zoom interview in his Wellington, NZ editing suite, and viewers could see some cool Avatar shit in the background. Cameron said that the next Avatar film will be much more oceanic than the last. “A lot of our scenes are in the ocean, so I’m combining things that I love,” the director told Fallon. “Making Avatar and going into the ocean, I love all that stuff.”Another thing James Cameron loves?
The Cut Podcast: Does This Poster Make Me Look Racist?
Parker was looking to decorate her new apartment, she wanted to buy the film poster for the 1943 movie Cabin in the Sky. Something esoteric enough to quench my film-nerd thirst and highlight an underappreciated Black film from the past. BRITTANY: I don’t think so. Just embraced it and hung that admittedly racist poster on my wall? I went for a safer choice: a reissue poster for the 1978 Black independent film Killer of Sheep.
We Get it, Riz
Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for DisneyAs if the details of his relationship weren’t already hideously sweet, we now know that Riz Ahmed — gorgeous, multitalented, Oscar-nominated Riz Ahmed — proposed to his wife using Scrabble tiles. I’ll back up for a moment, because a Scrabble-tile proposal isn’t an isolated incident when it comes to this man and his antics. As Ahmed explained to Jimmy Fallon, the meeting took place in a coffee shop. It was there that he and his now-wife connected while “jostling over the same laptop plug points” — a power struggle that only leads to stress and sweat for most people. And now comes this proposal via Scrabble tiles, something that should only really happen in rom-coms and Anna Karenina.
Manhattan Drops Prosecution of Consensual Sex Work
A Decrim NY protest in support of sex workers’ rights. “For years, rather than seeking criminal convictions, my Office has reformed its practice to offer services to individuals arrested for prostitution,” Vance said. Declining to prosecute does not decriminalize consensual sex work as a whole. The DA will continue to prosecute sex trafficking and, notably, it will not stop pursuing charges against people for visiting sex workers. Swenstein hopes that the decision to drop prosecutions here will “have reverberations for sex workers and trafficking survivors well outside of New York City in feeling less stigmatized.”Stay in touch.
These Sunglasses Are Going to Be Everywhere
Photo: Gray SorrentiWhether you’re a devoted follower of fashion trends or a determined individualist who steers clear of them at all costs, we can probably all agree on one objective fact: Those Loewe sunglasses are really good. They debuted over a year ago in a tropical capsule called Paula’s Ibizia — an ode to summer in the city. The Paula sunglasses are oblong, with a geometric frame and ovular lenses. For 2021, Loewe’s Paula’s Ibiza introduced two new styles for the masses to gobble up. One is similar to the OG, with a more ovular frame to match the shape of the lens; the other is a riff on the classic rectangular aviator.
Michael Kors Pays Tribute to Big-City Glamour
Left to right: Michael Kors, Michael Kors, and Burberry. Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors, BurberryWhen I began covering fashion in 1986, for the Detroit News, Michael Kors had been showing his collections for only a few years. Indeed, by the early ’90s, and for a variety of reasons, Kors’s business was in trouble, and he sought bankruptcy protection. That meant a sleek pair of trousers and a matching shirt with a long white cashmere coat, or a shimmery silver minidress with a white tuxedo jacket tossed over the shoulders. Many of his women’s coats had extraneous flaps, straps, and wide cape backs, which seemed less armorlike than just plain bulky.
Reconciliation May Not Solve Democrats’ Immigration Woes
House Democrats are still tinkering with a comprehensive reform bill with the understanding that they can only afford to lose a handful of votes. Her precise ruling was that while the $15 wage would have significant impact on federal revenues and spending (a Byrd Rule requirement), such impact was “incidental” to its basic purpose (a Byrd Rule prohibition). But as was the case with the $15 minimum wage, the Byrd Rule is just part of the problem. Is Joe Manchin on board with the idea of enacting a reform bill over the angry objections of Republicans? Yes, he supports comprehensive reform, as Forbes noted recently:Manchin has repeatedly pointed to a 2013 immigration bill adding 40,000 border patrol agents and creating a pathway to citizenship for many undocumented immigrants as the ideal version of an immigration bill.
Why Should Black Protesters Trust an Undemocratic Senate?
Republican legislatures are enacting a national crackdown on even the most ancillary participation in violent protest, including attacks on property. Violent protest tends to politically backfire, not to mention the fact that chaotic, lawless conditions tend to be especially harmful to low-income people. Passing police reform through the Senate already puts Black Americans at a staggering disadvantage. It is a system that dilutes Black voting power and gives white people a disproportionate say in the outcome. If Romney wants Black people to value the system, he should care about making the system less undemocratic.
This Nail Polish Is Just Delightful
But thanks to Jin Soon, flowers keep dancing on my fingers. I really enjoy the whimsy of this new top coat, created by celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi, which contains little bits of floral “confetti” suspended in a clear polish. Although it’s technically meant to go over other nail polish, acting like a garnish of sorts, I like it on my bare nails. Looking at my nails, it offers the sort of gleeful feeling of dumping rainbow-star confetti over a freshly iced cake. Also, unlike regular nail polish, this fancy top coat lasts a really long time, and chips aren’t noticeable.
Quarter of New Yorkers Infected in First Wave: Study
A registered nurse draws blood to test for COVID-19 antibodies, at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty ImagesA year ago, New York City became the COVID-19 epicenter of the world. According to new research by city health officials, nearly a quarter of adult New Yorkers were infected during last spring’s catastrophic wave. “Given disparities in infection risk, effective interventions for at-risk groups are needed during ongoing transmission,” the study’s authors concluded. More than 32,000 New Yorkers have died from COVID-19, according to a Times database, and more than 900,000 infections have been reported.
Ohio Police Shot and Killed a 16-Year-Old Black Girl
On April 20, a Columbus police officer shot and killed 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. The victim’s mother, Paula Bryant, and the Franklin County Children Services have identified the girl, who was in foster care, as Ma’Khia Bryant. She promoted peace.”Hours after the fatal shooting, Black Lives Matter protesters began to gather about half a block from the scene to mourn Ma’Khia. There, council president Shannon Hardin announced that the city had lost another Black person to police violence. But the truth is that nothing that we will do will bring this young baby girl back.
After the Voting Wars, Who’s Likely to Turn Out in 2022?
So it’s not a bad idea to ask what we know about likely 2022 turnout levels and patterns as we enter that cycle. Turnout will be down from 2020, but probably still higher than usualAs Roll Call’s Nathan Gonzales observes, the last time midterm turnout exceeded that of the previous presidential contest was 1838. Since 2020 turnout was the highest in any national election since 1900, the midterm precedent won’t be shattered in 2022. The more pertinent question is whether 2022 turnout will reach that of 2018 (the highest since 1914) or more greatly resemble 2014 (the lowest since 1942). If that happens next year, it would put 2022 turnout back to the record midterm of 2018 at 50 percent.
Justice Department Launches Probe of Minneapolis Police Practices
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about the Chauvin verdict at the Department of Justice on April 21, 2021. “It will include a comprehensive review of the Minneapolis Police Department’s policies, training, supervision and use-of-force investigations. The attorney general said the probe will be led by members from the Justice Department’s civil-rights division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the district of Minnesota. Garland said that a public report with the Justice Department’s conclusions will be released if a systemic pattern of misconduct is found. He also indicated that the department could file a civil suit in federal court to order the Minneapolis Police Department to change its practices.
‘King of Absentees’ Accused of Skipping Work at Italian Hospital for 15 Years
The Arnaldo Pugliese Ciaccio Hospital in Catanzaro, Italy. But a new case involving one work-from-home innovator in the southern city of Catanzaro has taken the practice to new heights. Dubbed the “king of absentees” by the Italian press, a public-sector worker at the Arnaldo Pugliese Ciaccio Hospital has been accused of skipping work since 2005. According to the police, the staffer was paid a monthly salary, which over the years amounted to €538,000 (almost $650,000), although he hasn’t stepped foot in the Pugliese Ciaccio hospital in over 15 years. While the hospital staffer may own the one-man no-show record, a small town outside of Naples may have him beat as a team.
Every Movie Nominated for a 2021 Oscar, Ranked
Directed by: Richard Phelan, Will BecherNominations: (1) Best Animated FeatureIn the 20-year history of the Best Animated Feature category, only a handful of franchises have been nominated for their first two installments. Directed by: Aaron SorkinNominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original SongThere was a dual sense of anticipation and dread, as summer 2020 turned to fall, for Aaron Sorkin’s take on the Chicago 7. Directed by: Emerald FennellNominations: (5) Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best EditingThe boldness of Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut is what sticks with you long after its much-discussed and -debated ending. CollectiveDirected by: Alexander NanauNominations: (2) Best Documentary Feature, Best International FeatureLast year, Honeyland became the first film ever to be nominated for both Best Documentary and Best International Film, and it says a lot about the current state of documentary film that it happened again so quickly with Collective. Directed by: Shaka KingNominations: (6) Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (x2), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best CinematographyIt took a long time to get a Fred Hampton biopic to the screen, and in Shaka King’s hands, it is a thing of fire and purpose.
Philip Roth Biography On Pause Amid Author’s Sexual Abuse Allegations
Photo: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesW.W. Norton & Company has paused the distribution of a best-selling Philip Roth biography after several women accused its author, Blake Bailey, of grooming them as middle-school students and then pursuing sexual relationships with them in their early adulthood. “These allegations are serious,” the publisher said in a statement. “In light of them, we have decided to pause the shipping and promotion of ‘Philip Roth: The Biography’ pending any further information that may emerge.” Bailey’s literary agency, The Story Factory, has also dropped the author. Others allege that he frequently inquired about the status of their virginity after they left Lusher. Some critics felt that Bailey was too sympathetic toward Roth’s portrayal of women in his books and treatment of women in real life.
Derek Chauvin Held in 23-Hour Solitary Confinement As He Awaits Sentencing
Shortly after arriving at the Minnesota Correctional Facility–Oak Park Heights at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, he was placed in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day. The restricted housing wing in which Chauvin is held is called the Administrative Control Unit, where prisoners are only allowed one hour per day outside their cells for exercise. According to the New York Times, the court set June 16 as the date for Chauvin’s sentencing. State law dictates that second-degree murder carries a max sentence of 40 years in prison; third-degree murder carries a 25-year max; and second-degree manslaughter carries a 10-year max. The minimum amount of time Chauvin is facing is 12 years, for the second-degree murder charge.
The Most Powerful Weapon for Police Reform Is Back
President Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to revive pattern-or-practice investigations – as well as subsequent reform agreements – after the Trump administration suspended the program in 2017. Many police accountability experts say the reform agreements – both consent decrees and settlement agreements – are the most effective way to achieve long-term police reform. “Consent decrees and settlement agreements really offer systemic reforms for entire police departments. Reform agreements have long-term staying power, according to Walker, and there’s no better example of that than the past four years. Had the department undertaken these steps, as the settlement agreement required them to do, they might have been covered.”
GOP Stands Up to ‘Cancel Culture’ by Criminalizing Dissent
“cancel culture”) one of their party’s defining causes, GOP legislators in 34 states have introduced 81 anti-protest bills since the beginning of this year. Yet it would be a mistake (or at least, imprecise) to regard the GOP’s simultaneous opposition to “cancel culture” and support for criminalizing dissent as hypocritical. ”It’s plain then that the GOP’s opposition to “cancel culture” is not rooted in support for open debate untrammeled by economic coercion. For these reasons, corporate speech is increasingly hostile to the conservative worldview. But as liberals gain disproportionate influence in corporate boardrooms, and Republicans entrench disproportionate power over the government, the GOP is losing its old-time religion.
Weezer Reflect on Metal Daydreams With ‘I Need Some of That’
Weezer have released the metal-inspired single “I Need Some of That,” off their upcoming album Van Weezer. Van Weezer arrives on May 7th on Crush Music/Atlantic Records. The album was originally slated to be released last year, but was postponed due to Covid-19. Van Weezer is produced by engineer Suzy Shinn. “I engineered for Jake [Sinclair] on [2016’s] White Album, and then I engineered on [2017’s] Pacific Daydream and vocal-produced [2019’s] Teal Album,” Shinn told Rolling Stone last month.
Keyboardist David Rosenthal on His Years With Billy Joel, Ritchie Blackmore, and Cyndi Lauper
I have to get a synthesizer and learn how to make sounds like that.” It was a really, really big inspirational moment for me. But it was a really, really big deal. It was really, really a crazy story. He was really, really talented and a great singer, great writer. He’s taken care of all of us during the pandemic, which has really, really been phenomenal.
Essay Collection Inspired by the Fall, Mark E. Smith to Be Published in U.S.
Excavate!, a collection of essays inspired by the music and world of the Fall and Mark E. Smith, is set to be published in the U.S. for the first time on June 22nd via Faber Books. The book, previously available overseas, features contributions from a variety of writers, as well as a collection of previously unreleased artwork, rare ephemera, and handwritten material. The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall as a book that’s not so much about the Fall as a band, but the world Smith — who died in 2018 at 60 from the effects of lung and kidney cancer — built. That world includes not only music but an eclectic mix of interests that run the gamut from Medieval scholar M.R. Back in February, the Fall released a new live album, The Fall — Live at St. Helens Technical College, ’81, which features a mix of tracks from 1979’s Dragnet, 1980’s Grotesque (After the Gramme), and 1981’s Slates EP.
U.K. Rapper Little Simz Previews New Album With Majestic ‘Introvert’
British rapper Little Simz has released a new song and video, “Introvert,” from her upcoming album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, set to arrive September 3rd via Age 101. The clip cuts together archival and newly shot footage of protests and social unrest with majestic dance sequences and more. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert follows Little Simz’s 2019 album, Grey Area. Simz produced the album with her regular collaborator Inflo, and it will feature guest appearances from Cleo Sol, Obongjayar, and even The Crown star Emma Corrin. Simz also recently starred in the second season of Netflix’s Top Boy and will be reprising her role in the third season, which is filming now.
Devils Sign VR Deal as Cognitive Training Takes Off in Pandemic
The New Jersey Devils and virtual reality training company Sense Arena have signed a deal that will bring the team’s new official cognitive training tool to both Devils pros and youth hockey players. Sense Arena offers evaluation and training modules designed to improve both skaters’ and goalies’ decision-making abilities and reaction times without having to step onto the ice. Users wearing a VR headset are put onto the virtual ice, where they can react to simulated plays and attempt to stop realistic shots. Sense Arena, which launched its first tool for PC-powered VR headsets in 2019, reached new consumers last year after releasing its goalie tool for the standalone Oculus Quest. Tetiva said Sense Arena is thinking about when to expand into other sports as well.
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7 Most Comfortable Gaming Chairs for All Budgets
Gaming chairs aren’t that much different from regular officer chairs, especially when it comes to integral functions like ergonomics, comfort, plus back and lumbar support. Most gaming chairs are pretty bulky and can sometimes feel just like a recliner, which is a good thing if you spend a lot of time gaming. To offer you some variety, we picked out seven of the most comfortable gaming chairs for a range of budgets. Not only does Luxton’s ergonomic gaming chair promote good posture, it has memory foam for maximum comfort. Leather and mesh aren’t your only fabric options for gaming chairs.
‘Together, Together’: A Pregnancy Rom-Com, Minus the Rom
“It’s weird to be perceived as hopeless in the moment when I’m actually incredibly hopeful,” says Matt (Ed Helms) to Anna (Patti Harrison), the surrogate carrying his baby. That he will then raise this kid as a single father is part of the film’s very slight gender-expectation-defying agenda. condescending, though that might have more to do with him registering as baffled, benign and a flat zero on the sexual-threat scale. “This show is so dumb” murmurs Anna as she and Matt watch their umpteenth episode of Matt’s favorite sitcom, Friends. And she’s absolutely right, about that show and this movie — call it The One Where Anna and Matt Have a Baby.
Ralph Macchio’s ‘Cobra Kai’ Mansion Kicks Onto the Market at $2.65 Million
And now, the house where a grown-up Daniel lives with his wife and children on the series is up for sale! Despite the ad nauseam mentions of “the Valley,” “Encino” and “Reseda,” little of the series is actually shot there. The vast majority of filming instead takes place in the ATL, which does a fairly adequate job of standing in for Los Angeles. And Daniel’s Spanish-style property plays at the center of it all. As it turns out, Hollywood has actually descended upon the picturesque pad twice!
Emtek Bets Heavily on Streaming and Indonesia’s Digital Economy
Elang Mahkota Teknologi, better known as Emtek, is betting heavily on the growth of Indonesia’s digital economy, notably streaming service Vidio, which got a boost under last year’s COVID conditions. President director Alvin Sariaatmadja explains that Emtek got to know the Korean social media giant through Naver’s Webtoon business. More recently Naver has announced the $600 million acquisition of digital story firm Wattpad, with which Vidio is already partnered. Away from media, Emtek is keen to build up its medical businesses (it operates nearly 1,000 hospital beds) and help others digitize healthcare management. In China, expansion of online payments was the trigger for hyper-expansion of digital streaming.
With ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier,’ Danny Ramirez Is the Action Movie Star to Watch
“So my first ever introduction to cinema or a character was that,” Ramirez says. “And everyone started laughing at the theater because they had just found out that I’d be doing a Tom Cruise movie. First up he can be seen in “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” the Disney+ Marvel series, with the “Top Gun” sequel set for release at long last later this year. Ramirez was born in Chicago and raised in Miami by his mother, who immigrated from Mexico. “That was the first time I saw an actor of color being the lead of something,” Ramirez says of Ahmed.
Sony ‘Spider-Man’ Films, More Heading to Disney in New Licensing Deal
Sony Pictures and Disney have inked a massive licensing deal for Sony’s 2022-2026 release slate, as The Hollywood Reporter reports. With the new pact, Sony’s upcoming theatrical releases along with an array of its library titles — which include Spider-Man alongside other Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise titles, and Hotel Transylvania and the Jumanji franchises, among other films — will head to Disney-owned streaming services Disney+ and Hulu as well as its TV platforms. The library titles will first stream on Netflix per the streaming giant’s deal with Sony. Once that expires, Sony’s titles will be available to Disney streaming platforms and TV networks, which include ABC, Disney Channels, Freeform and National Geographic. Morbius, Uncharted, Bullet Train and the sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse are among Sony’s upcoming 2022 release slate.
John Waters Marks 75th Birthday With ‘Prayer to Pasolini’
John Waters has released Prayer to Pasolini in conjunction with his 75th birthday on April 22nd. A tribute to controversial Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, Waters’ audio set is currently available in digital format. Waters recorded the single with producer Ian Brennan during the pandemic. They recorded it in a fenced-off park near Rome’s airport by a monument, which marks the area where Pasolini was brutally maimed and murdered in 1975. In addition to the single, the digital Prayer to Pasolini includes Waters discussing Pasolini’s work as well as a track where he is speaking in tongues.
‘Rutherford Falls’: Ed Helms in a Culture Clash
In the new Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls, Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding play best friends Nathan and Reagan, who grew up together in the titular northeast town named for his ancestor who famously brokered peace with her ancestors in the (fictional) Minishonka Nation. “Oh, to lead that white dude life!”Nathan and Reagan’s contrasting experiences are meant to be the comic engine that drives Rutherford Falls, as well as a symbol for all the ways the town’s white and indigenous populations do and don’t get along. Rutherford Falls finds more comic specificity when it focuses on Reagan, Terry, or life in general in the Minishonka community. And Reagan is treated as Nathan’s narrative equal, even though Jana Schmieding isn’t nearly as famous as Ed Helms. The full first season of Rutherford Falls premieres April 22th on Peacock.
LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts, Joe Buck to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!’
LeVar Burton, Joe Buck, and Robin Roberts are among the final wave of guest hosts on Jeopardy!, the syndicated quiz show announced Wednesday. The announcement of Burton’s inclusion satiates a loud social media demand for the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor to receive an opportunity to host Jeopardy! https://t.co/C7mZWMok2X — LeVar Burton (@levarburton) April 21, 2021“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” Jeopardy! All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. We look forward to sharing the rest of the season with our viewers.”Previous guest hosts include Katie Couric, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Jeopardy!
‘How I Met Your Father’ Series With Hilary Duff Heads to Hulu
How I Met Your Father, a “sequel” to How I Met Your Mother, has been given a 10-episode order from Hulu, with Hilary Duff set to star in the streaming service’s take on the beloved sitcom. “We are honored by their passion and vision, and look forward to helping them tell a legendary new story. “I’ve been incredibly lucky in my career to play some wonderful characters and I’m looking forward to taking on the role of Sophie,” Duff said in a statement. “As a huge fan of How I Met Your Mother, I’m honored and even a little nervous that Carter and Craig would trust me with the sequel of their baby. Just fangirling over here getting to join the Hulu Originals and 20th families.
Watch Bartees Strange Cover Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’
Bartees Strange has shared a cover of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” recorded for SiriusXMU Sessions. Recorded in his basement on vocals and electric guitar, the sparse cover stays pretty true to the original, with Bartees’ vocals lending a new level of emotion to the track. He added on Instagram, “I just fucking love Justin Vernon so when they said I could do this one I was like hell yeah. I always try to do cool arrangements of things but this one is just so good on its own. “The work he did this year — the Taylor [Swift] records, Big Red Machine stuff, the National stuff…As a producer and a person who makes stuff, it’s so wildly inspiring to see someone work like that.”
K-Pop Forerunner Super Junior Reflect on Their 15-Year Career and New Album
Super Junior, a forerunner in the saturated K-pop market, started as a group more than 15 years ago and has managed to stay relevant and productive. Ryeowook mentioned in the press conference that it feels more like fun than work when working as Super Junior. K-pop has grown exponentially in the past few years and Super Junior has remained at the forefront since the mid-2000s. Donghae: I think what Super Junior looks forward to the most is a live concert where we can meet many of our fans. Finally, looking forward, what would you want Super Junior to be remembered for in the future?
Ezra Furman Comes Out: ‘I’m a Trans Woman and a Mom. This Is Possible’
Ezra Furman came out on Wednesday as a transgender woman and has been a mother for over two years. “About being a trans woman: For my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the ‘woman’ word,” she wrote on Instagram. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. “I’m telling you I’m a mom now for a specific reason,” she said. So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one: I’m a trans woman and a mom.
RZA Revives Bobby Digital Alter Ego for New Song ‘Pugilism’
RZA dusts off his Bobby Digital persona for the first time in 13 years for his new song “Pugilism,” the first single from the producer/rapper’s upcoming new album Bobby Digital: Digital Potions. “All that poison in the air/I’m immune to it,” RZA, as Bobby Digital, says on the track. “You thought you could defeat my finger jab/That was humorous.”In tandem with “Pugilism,” RZA also announced his new series Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater with RZA via his streaming site 36 Cinema; for the first screening, RZA will provide commentary to the Shaw Brothers’ Heroes of the East on April 24th; check out the 36 Cinema site for ticket information. RZA’s Bobby Digital alter ego last released Digi Snacks in 2008; Digital Potions is billed as a sequel to the first Bobby Digital album, 1998’s Bobby Digital in Stereo. RZA also promises to announce more information about Digital Potions during the Heroes of the East virtual screening.
Oscars 2021 Live Stream: How to Watch the 93rd Academy Awards Online
Want to watch the Oscars online this Sunday? Buy: XFTREE Digital TV Antenna at $27.99How to Stream the Oscars Online FreeIf you want to watch the Oscars online for free, there are a couple ways to live stream the show from home without cable. A subscription to fubo gets you more than 200 TV channels, including ABC, where you can stream the Oscars live. Like Hulu, fuboTV currently has a 7-day trial that you can use to stream the Oscars free online. Stream the Oscars on The Roku ChannelIf you have a Roku TV or a Roku device, you can watch the Oscars for free on ABC News Live via The Roku Channel.
How to Watch ‘Mortal Kombat’ Online: Stream the Film for Free on HBO Max
But fans can finally get a taste of the first Mortal Kombat movie in years since 1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Related: Watch all the Mortal Kombat franchise films onlineIf you want to watch Mortal Kombat online, we’ve rounded up the best ways to see it. You’ll be able to stream Mortal Kombat free on HBO Max for 30 days with unlimited viewings. How to Watch Mortal Kombat Online FreeIf you want to stream Mortal Kombat online, you’ll need to sign up for HBO Max. You can also watch Mortal Kombat free online if you’re an AT&T subscriber.
Oscars 2021 Predictions: Who Should Win, and Who Will Win Trophies on Sunday
The Father, Judas, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal — all have their merits. Promising Young Woman has generated heated and necessary discussion, too — especially in my text messages over the last week. Should Win: MinariWill Win: Promising Young WomanBest Adapted Screenplay— Borat Subsequent Moviefilm— The Father— Nomadland— One Night in Miami— The White TigerA walk for Nomadland. Should Win: David FincherWill Win: Chloé ZhaoBest Documentary— Collective— Crip Camp— The Mole Agent— My Octopus Teacher— TimePhew. Should Win: WolfwalkersWill Win: Soul
Houston’s Mosquito-Killing Superhero Takes on the Climate Crisis
Max Vigilant is the head of operations at the mosquito and vector control unit at the Harris County Department of Public Health. In the long arc of human history, mosquitoes have killed far more people than bullets and bombs have. Malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes, still kills about 400,000 people a year (mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa). Along the way, Vigilant talks about the attack patterns of different mosquito species, why vector-borne diseases are a climate-justice issue, and how the climate crisis is making the entire Gulf Coast more hospitable for disease-carrying insects. Only Vigilant could hold up the dead body of a killer like aedes aegypti and say to me, “She’s kind of beautiful, isn’t she?”
Flashback: The Flying Burrito Brothers Cut ‘Wild Horses’ Before the Rolling Stones
When Keith Richards first met Gram Parsons in 1968, he felt he’d known him all his life. How far that effect went has been a hot debate between fans over years, particularly when “Wild Horses” enters the conversation. The song is the final track on the Flying Burrito Brothers’ Burrito Deluxe, a year before the Stones’ version was released on Sticky Fingers — an album that turns 50 years old this week. You can hear it in ‘Dead Flowers,’ ‘Torn and Frayed,’ ‘Sweet Virginia,’ and ‘Wild Horses,’ which we gave to Gram to put on the Flying Burrito Brothers record Burrito Deluxe before we put it out ourselves.”Parsons also explained the song’s genesis months before he died in 1973, claiming he heard it the night of Altamont, when the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Stones both played the ill-fated festival. It takes on a heavier feel from the Stones’ version, with Parsons’ vocals sounding as if they’ve been dipped in whiskey and left to dry in the desert.
Music Festivals Are Back, But Their Covid Risks Are All on You
In 2017, a stage diver landed on a man’s head at a punk music festival in New Jersey. Will we see an explosion in these types of liability lawsuits in the coming months, as music festivals come roaring back around the world, bringing an increased risk of Covid-19 cases with them? The answer is largely not — because festivals have preempted such scenarios. When asked why, a Summerfest organizer responded that the event’s “materials, including the website, will be updated as we get closer to the opening of Summerfest 2021,” which is scheduled for September. Festivals’ protective language around Covid isn’t unique to their attendees, either: Benoualid works on contracts for artist clients, who are facing their own set of tightened rules.
How Trans Kids Landed in the Crossfire of the Culture Wars — and the Damage It Could Do
In South Carolina, one bill would make it a felony to provide affirming medical care to minors, punishable by 20 years in prison. Rather than focusing on the purported threat of “biological men in bathrooms,” they turned to trans kids in school sports. Bans on trans medical care, on the other hand, could tangibly change the lives of the vast majority of trans youth in their state. So my goal is that you have to look me in the face, and still say, ‘Yeah, we’re gonna hurt trans kids,’ ” says Bundy. Taking these bills to court once again puts the onus on trans kids, who will have to endure the Trump-packed judicial system.
Lil Yachty Announces New Mixtape ‘Michigan Boy Boat’
Lil Yachty will release a new mixtape, Michigan Boy Boat, on April 23rd. '” Lil Yachty says in the clip. It’s time to rap guys 4-23-21 pic.twitter.com/1XdvyPoZRE — concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) April 21, 2021“I started doing my own homework and digging,” Yachty recently told Rolling Stone of the mixtape. It’s likely the track will appear on Michigan Boy Boat. Lil Yachty’s last proper release was his fourth studio album, Lil Boat 3, which arrived last May.
The 2021 Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Here! How to Watch the Annual Event Before It Peaks
The annual shower of "fast and bright meteors" picked up steam on Monday and is expected to reach its peak on ThursdayThe 2021 Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Here! How to Watch the Annual Event Before It PeaksThe 2021 Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Here: How to Watch the Annual Event Before It PeaksThe 2021 Lyrid Meteor Shower Is Here: How to Watch the Annual Event Before It PeaksEarth Day is approaching — and what better way to celebrate than with a meteor shower lighting up the sky? The 2021 Lyrid Meteor Shower, which started picking up steam on Monday, is expected to streak across the sky this week, according to EarthSky.org. Experts predict that the annual event — which occurs each year after a meteor drought from January to mid-April — will reach its peak during the predawn hours on Thursday, the outlet reported. On Thursday, during its expected peak, the shower is expected to produce about 15 to 20 meteors per hour, according to EarthSky.org.
What Are NFTs? Here's What You Need To Know About The Latest Trend In Cryptocurrency
NFTs are allowing people to buy and sell digital assets like never before. While cryptocurrency can be used interchangeably, NFTs have unique identification codes stored on a blockchain that sets each one apart. Digital art, music, and even digital sports cards are all NFTs you can buy. "For the artist, this has created a new source of revenue and outlet for their art or music," says Hayes. Ozair believes NFTs have more value than a regular collector's item like a ticket or an album.
This Simple $6 Hack Cleans My Air Fryer in Just a Few Minutes
Air fryer fans on Amazon agree that the brush is effective, given its small size and affordable price point. It gets the gunk out from between the wires with little effort and without damaging the metal,” one customer shared. “This little tool is a lifesaver. I hated using my air fryer basket, especially with chicken because it would leave a huge mess and it was really hard to clean. Now I don't mind using my air fryer because this brush makes it so much easier,” said another.
Minneapolis Celebrates Derek Chauvin Verdict, Demands Real Change
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Up From Sweatshops
Up From Sweatshops Up From Sweatshops For decades, economists have promoted low-wage textile industry as the best way for poor countries to build a manufacturing base. Today, a number of East African countries, including Ethiopia and Kenya, are attempting to follow that path. So how are Ethiopian workers faring? The current development efforts in East Africa have been shaped with knowledge of this checkered history. Farmers weren’t getting the credit or machinery they needed, even though their yields would have strengthened the supply of raw materials for their countries’ industrial efforts.
Her Take: Hip-Hop's Unsung Creatives
Over email, the INDY caught up with Rodriguez and Headen to learn more about their journey and participation/engagement with hip-hop culture via graphic design. RODRIGUEZ: I got started in graphic design around my junior year in high school. What made me turn my attention to graphic design was my older brother, who at the time was in college for that profession. I graduated from The Art Institute of Charlotte with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. Was it always a goal of yours to make an income off of graphic design?
I Watched All 162 Crashes At Durham’s ‘Can Opener’ Bridge. Here's What I Learned.
This is what I learned, spiced with some quotes from police reports that give you a flavor of the action. Crews lifted the bridge on hydraulic jacks, re-graded the tracks, and placed shims on the old foundation to add height. “You know, there are multiple signs, there are literally flashing lights that tell you, you’re about to strike the bridge. Traffic sign experts and traffic engineers from across the globe are baffled and intrigued by this question of road sign efficacy. “Criteria for the Design and Evaluation of Traffic Sign Symbols,” a 1988 study published by Robert Dewar, explores various aspects about why signs work and don’t work.
Cooper: N.C. Is On Track to Having a Normal Summer
Roy Cooper said he anticipates lifting all mandatory social distancing, capacity, and mass gathering restrictions by June 1 if vaccination rates hold. "If we work together to get everyone vaccinated and keep metrics in a good place, we can brig back summer to North Carolina," Cooper said. Our COVID-19 trends remain relatively stable although we have seen slight increases over the past couple weeks. Currently, new COVID-19 numbers remain low, but the percent of positive tests rate has inched up over health officials' goal of five percent in recent weeks. There will also be measures in place to protect children who have not yet been vaccinated, in summer camps and summer schools, for instance.
Sweeping Legislation Aims to Combat Black Maternal Mortality
With Isaac in support, a sweeping new bill package in the North Carolina General Assembly, collectively known as the “North Carolina Momnibus Act,” aims to combat these disproportionately high rates of maternal mortality among Black mothers planning to give birth. The bills would also establish a “Maternal Mortality Prevention” grant program for community organizations already working to combat maternal mortality in Black people. “And those are not the same privileges we as Black women have been given.”Evidence suggests birth doulas may help combat some of the risk factors associated with maternal mortality. This “Social Determinants of Maternal Health Task Force” would be under the Department of Health and Human Services, and consist of state agency leaders, people with lived experience of loss of a family member due to maternal mortality, patients who have suffered maternal morbidity, maternal health workers, and leaders from community organizations that address maternal mortality with a focus on racial and ethnic disparities. North Carolina Health News is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit, statewide news organization dedicated to covering all things health care in North Carolina.
Minari Is Dedicated to Grandmas Everywhere — And Everyone Loves Grandmas
Minari is a well-made film — nicely acted, solidly structured, interesting, and a mild emotional workout. It’s about a South Korean family trying to make a go of farming in 1980s Arkansas, and it’s semi-autobiographical, based on the memories of the talented writer-director Lee Isaac Chung. For me, Minari’s entire appeal is all in the specifics — South Korean family plus Arkansas farm plus 1980s. But the ultimate symbol is, of course, the Korean minari plant grown by the grandmother down by the creek, as she scorns the “stupid Americans” who don’t know about its life-giving properties. Did I mention the film is dedicated to “grandmas everywhere”?
No, Left-Wing Activists Aren’t the Same As Fascist Thugs
A working-class outpost in the “red zone” close to the Jarama front, it was devastated by Franco’s advancing fascist forces. Red Area, Red Priests Yet Vallecas’s proud identity really only came to be forged during the long Franco dictatorship. In Vallecas these red priests were a central component of neighborhood organization and activism during and after the Franco dictatorship. In partnership with labor lawyers, trade unionists, Communist and other left-wing activists, worker priests generated “immense strength of internal solidarity,” as Fernández describes it. Such formidable mobilization around the home as a right would hardly endear Vallecas to Vox’s Madrid candidate Rocío Monasterio, whose background is in the development of high-end properties.
Fan-Owned Clubs Can Help Democratize Football
Apparently discontented with their exorbitant revenues and grossly outsized influence, on Sunday twelve of Europe’s biggest football clubs tweeted out their plans to form a breakaway European Super League (ESL). Yet, what those pining for Germany’s fan-owned footy often miss is that having the right club ownership structures doesn’t automatically create a progressive sporting paradise. This has helped create an understanding of football culture as rooted in democratic participation, often in direct antagonism to Germany’s biggest clubs and league. Unfortunately, there’s all too much evidence that fan ownership doesn’t automatically transform a soccer club into a bastion of anti-capitalism. Dietmar Hopp, billionaire founder of software firm SAP and another disdained figure in German football, owns 96 percent of Hoffenheim.
Joe Manchin Mocked Bernie’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill at Lobbyist Event
The organization has been leading the charge to block a federal $15 minimum wage and is also fighting a separate Democratic effort to make it easier for workers to form unions. During his talk, Manchin specifically took aim at Sanders for continuing to push for a $15 minimum wage. “We’ve been having meetings on minimum wage, and I can’t for the life of me understand why they don’t take a win on $11,” he said. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour, and the subminimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13. West Virginia has an $8.75 minimum wage, with a $2.62 tipped wage.
Cold as ICE: North Jersey Counties Rake in Millions from the Feds While Holding Immigrant Detainees in Subhuman Conditions
On March 6, 2020, Marcial Morales was sent to the Essex County Jail in Newark, New Jersey to await deportation proceedings. Inside-Outside“Honk 4 ICE Detainees!”: Protesters outside of Bergen County Jail on a March afternoon. In December, police kettled and attacked protesters outside the Bergen jail, and more than a dozen people were arrested. Vergara, who organized a hunger strike at the Hudson jail in December, was kept on suicide watch for a week as retribution. A federal inspection that found conditions at Essex County Jail to be so bad that even the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security condemned it.
Just 3 Democrats Stand in the Way of the PRO Act Coming to the Senate Floor for a Vote
And now just three Democratic senators stand in the way of it coming to the Senate floor for a vote. King’s office was reportedly ?“inundated” with phone calls about the PRO Act in the weeks before he decided to change course, as was Manchin’s. Winning Kelly’s support for the PRO Act is considered especially crucial, since it is widely believed Sinema won’t get on board before he does. Well aware of these obstacles, the coalition to pass the PRO Act is preparing to ramp up the pressure. ?“Our coalition will continue to mobilize the working class in this country to fight for the PRO Act.”
Hunter Biden Is the Unwitting Poster Boy for Our Sham Meritocracy
Hunter Biden wanted to be an artist, perhaps a writer or a musician. By his own confession, Hunter Biden is a liar, a cheat and a sneak. MBNA appears only briefly in Beautiful Things, just after Hunter’s stint at Yale Law. At least, that’s the story Mykola Zlochevsky, Burisma’s owner and president, tells Hunter, and the one Hunter chooses to believe. (Hunter somewhat scandalously saw his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, for a time after Beau’s death.)
The Saudi Lobby Moves From K Street to Main Street
From Maine to Iowa to Alaska, the Saudi ambassador began a campaign of courting Main Street America. Later in October, the princess would speak to more than 50 local business leaders at the Alaska World Affairs Council. Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud’s road show would only sweep on, right past the election and inauguration of President Joe Biden. Despite appearances, such events weren’t the product of meticulous planning by Saudi diplomats or Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud herself. By enlisting trusted community members across the United States to help peddle the best possible version of the Kingdom, the Saudi lobby has given its brand a homegrown, American-as-apple-pie shine.
Neoliberal State Failure Is Slowing Down Vaccine Distribution
It is indeed capitalism, or more specifically, forty years of neoliberal hollowing out of state capacity, but this is what is responsible for the great vaccine failure, not success. Where there has been success, it is where there has been a partial or temporary reversal of this process of deterioration of state capacity, at least for this sector, or in locations where the fragilization of state capacity never fully took hold. But Trudeau was the sixth successive prime minister to ignore expert warnings over domestic vaccine supply, including three Tories. And yet neoliberal hollowing out of state capacity has affected these two nations as much as any other Western country. Instead, we should look to these countries’ maintenance and even enhancement of state capacity to explain their success.
Greenwashing Fashion
By 1989, The New York Times coined the term “fast fashion” in reference to the 15-day period between an idea’s inception and when the physical garment hit the racks. “I saw how the acceleration of fast fashion was creating a toxic disposable culture across the entire industry,” Ricketts told The Nation. Earlier this month, fast fashion outlet H&M released a new commercial with Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. In response to increasing criticisms, fast fashion brands like Uniqlo, Zara, and Urban Outfitters have launched lines with a sustainable veneer: collections made with recycled materials and sold alongside their standard, poorly made options. Ironically, while fast fashion brands claim to support refurbishment, reuse, and upcycling, the hundreds of tailors and seamstresses working in the market have actually achieved it.
How to Kill the Oil Hydra—and Other Lessons from the Fight Against Keystone XL
The Keystone XL Pipeline, proposed more than a decade ago, has had multiple life cycles. Now that Biden has canceled Keystone XL, one head of the great regenerating oil snake is gone. But as with Keystone XL, the victory was short-lived because of Trump’s election. On the same day that he resurrected Keystone XL, Trump (more the “angel of dearth” than the “angel of death”) issued a memorandum to expedite the completion of DAPL. We are still here—as communities, tribes, Native nations, and individuals.
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These Attacks on Maxine Waters Reveal the Grifter Politics of Republican Dog-Whistlers
Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! For more from The Nation, check out our latest issueSubscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! House minority leader Kevin McCarthy claims that “the Republican Party is the party of Lincoln…not nativist dog whistles.”Liar. “This weekend in Minnesota, Maxine Waters broke the law by violating curfew and then incited violence,” claimed McCarthy. An interviewer asked, “What should protesters do?”“Well,” said Waters, “we’ve got to stay on the street.
Platforms Like Canvas Play Fast and Loose With Students’ Data
Contracts with ed tech vendors are often negotiated by university administrators and executives without faculty, student, or parent involvement. Other pre-pandemic studies suggest that these problems with ed tech exist at institutions across the country. Other platforms we explored defer FERPA compliance to an ed tech industry–branded student privacy pledge that intentionally skirts enforceable privacy requirements, leaving the potential for unfettered and unregulated surveillance. Such practices among both tech vendors and institutions show the need for greater scrutiny. Part of this is because the pandemic prompted an uptick in use, putting more student data at risk.
Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land
These farmers constitute the first documented case of internal displacement in Chile due to climate change, according to the United Nations. Many small farmers struggle to navigate the complex registration system that was created to keep track of water rights, Roco said. Araya, who advocates for small farmers’ water rights, said that the Huasco Valley was once green, covered with fruit trees and roaming cows. “We are clearly feeling the effects of climate change, because we live in a semiarid desert. And last month, the Chilean congress passed a bill to create a ministry to oversee the 43 institutions handling water rights.
Fritz Mondale and Decency
Subscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! For more from The Nation, check out our latest issueSubscribe to The Nation Subscribe now for as little as $2 a month! Back in 1976, Jimmy Carter’s consigliere, Charlie Kirbo, was delegated to vet the president-elect’s choices for the vice presidency. Every vice president since Mondale has had a desk down the hall from the Oval Office. Democrats probably regretted the elevation of the vice presidency only once, when George W. Bush made Dick Cheney an über vice president.