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Sham Surveillance Safeguards Vs. Tucker Carlson
James Bovard skewers the civil liberties watchdog board, calling it the same kind of lap dog as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The NSA later claimed that it had done earlier legal analyses that justified XKeyscore but refused to share them with the oversight board. This “finding” was kept secret from the public and the vast majority of Congress — as well as from federal judges who heard cases challenging the constitutionality of federal surveillance regimes. Edgar Hoover Memorial Vacuum Cleaner,” but that didn’t stop the civil liberties watchdog board from heartily endorsing it. The watchdog board, unlike Sen. Wyden, failed to issue any pre-Snowden warnings that federal surveillance regimes were out of control.
Eating Endangered ? Current Affairs
Pizza and grilled chicken: the perfunctory nod to ethnic cuisine in the form of a vindaloo or a paella: lots of grease—and once in a while, an endangered species. In 1973, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act, which provided a framework for funding conservation efforts and proposed the necessity of safeguarding critical habitats. In fiscal year 2016, federal and state agencies spent at least $1.6 billion on threatened and endangered species. Of course, in reality, endangered species lists and animal farming are two sides of the same coin. There’s another endangered fish that humans continue to eat in droves, except this one is much more famous: bluefin tuna.
We're building a blueprint to win back rural America
It’s time to stop talking about winning rural districts and time to start actually bringing home a win. Here’s the deal: Democrats have been losing, often by wide margins, in rural districts nationwide for decades. As long as Republicans can count on winning rural seats without a serious fight, they will always have outsized influence. Democrats need to figure out how to win these rural districts. We have a tremendous opportunity to get back on track to winning rural districts nationwide.
Street Prophets Friday: Exploring Summer (photo diary)
Like the old Rako tile factory, now mostly used by other companies this was once the heart of Czech ceramic tile manufacturing. As a young ceramics teacher, I used to visit this factory to buy clay in bulk. The outskirts of townWild mosaic tile work decorating the gate and sides of this house probably indicate that an employee of Rako lived/lives here. We started the day by helping our friends cut down a row of spruce trees that had outgrown their usefulness. I should have much more from this week to share over the next couple of my diaries.
California's oil and gas regulatory agency denies 21 Aera Energy fracking permit applications
In April, the Governor directed CALGEM to prepare regulations to ban new fracking permits by 2024. In 2021, CalGem has issued a dozen fracking permits through March 8, the agency said on its website. In 2020, CalGEM issued 83 fracking permits after an independent review by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, but also denied 57 permit applications. The company receiving the most fracking permits was Aera Energy, followed by Chevron. “Denying fracking permits is one step in phasing out oil and gas drilling in California,” Tucker said.
School Districts Must Actively Reject Assault on Teaching Truth of US History
So it is really disturbing that the White Christo-Fascists have now taken aim (again) at public education, specifically targeting “woke” teachers. Public education – and public school teachers who collectively are the most unionized of any profession and tend to support Democrats – has been a target of right-wing conservatives going back to Reagan, and the fight to force prayer in school and public tax money for parochial schools. Already, there have been literal attacks on school board members and meetings, and right wingers taking over seats on school boards. States have passed bans on teaching critical race theory but what does that mean practically? But because Texas has one of the highest populations of public school students (approximately 5 million) it carries undue influence on national textbook publishers and the content that they include — or do not include — in their textbooks.
FOX News Keeps Lying About Biden's Vaccine Outreach
However, in a rare display of honesty, another Fox News anchor delivered some factual information about the Biden outreach program. Gillian Turner interviewed Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen and presented him with what the program is actually doing. Thiessen, however, wasn't moved:Turner: In the Biden administration's defense, they're insisting with this door-to-door strategy they're not showing up with needles. x Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen complains that Trump wasn't included in the PSA featuring the other living former presidents promoting the vaccines. Thiessen went on to complain that Trump wasn't included in a public service ad that featured all of the living former presidents promoting the vaccine.
Phase One begins with stealing underpants and making previous guy House Speaker in 2022
"The Conservative Political Action Conference is the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world. plan to restore Donald J. Trump in days, not years,” which involves installing Trump as speaker and ousting Biden & Harris. The value form of a commodity contrasts with its physical features as a 'use value' or good - e.g. x QAnon shirts are being sold at CPAC Dallas for $25. Some degree of confrontation is more than likely this weekend in Dallas, where Trump himself will deliver the keynote address on Sunday afternoon.
After 2 City Council Members Resign, GOP Heavy Council to APPOINT Replacements, Deny Voters Election
So the summer job was an excuse by homeless haters to push him off the city council. One Chico City Councilmember is optimistic the resting site near the airport will be O.K. 2020 was the first election that city council members were voted on by district rather than city-wide.) www.actionnewsnow.com/...x BREAKING: Chico City Council voted Tuesday night to fill the two vacant council seats through the appointment process. https://t.co/h31wtR0qlb — Action News Now (@ActionNewsNow) July 7, 2021Let voters decide —x We call on the Chico City Council to hold a special election to fill the two council seats that are now open.
Surgical Respite
So, a short time before COVID hit me, I had what was supposed to be a minor, hah, elective, hah, outpatient surgical procedure. I shrieked like a fire siren), and that the followup was badly botched, leaving me with far more damage than I went in with. I countered that I wanted New Doc to be thinking about fixing the damage, not wondering if I’m litigious. What I *don’t* have, though, is any desire to see Trump, hear Trump, read about Trump, read about people who worked with Trump, read about what Trump has done or might do or might have done or would do if he were a decent person in a parallel universe, etc. So I am awarding myself a brief period of post-surgical Trump Respite.
Cawthorn NC-11: Door to Door Vaccine effort? "They could then go door-to-door to take your Bibles."
Madison Cawthorn, making the rounds at CPAC today. I cover Madison Cawthorn’s latest antics almost weekly at North Carolina Open Thread and DKos Asheville. x Madison Cawthorn says today that Biden’s plan to send people door to door to offer vaccines is really a plot to confiscate people’s bibles and guns. 5:40More CawthornNorth Carolina Open Thread: Covid resurgence, Farm Act, CRT, Medical marijuana, Cawthorn's CornerNorth Carolina Open Thread: Cawthorn's world and moreDKos Asheville Open Thread: Reparations, Elder John Hayes dies, Cawthorn's Corner and Things to doNorth Carolina Open Thread: Deadly force disparity, Tillis treason, Nikole Hannah-Jones, CawthornNorth Carolina Open Thread: Justice, Child marriage, Art Pope, NC Trumpism and Cawthorn's CornerAll U.S. House districts, including the 11th Congressional District of North Carolina, are holding elections in 2022. General election candidatesNote: The candidate list in this election may not be complete.
Conservatives attempt to overturn another election in Loudoun
“Over the past six months, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, Buta Biberaj, has made impressive improvements to her office. She has my full support as she continues to make changes that will benefit all citizens of Loudoun County,” stated Chair Phyllis Randall of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The group holding the press conference said it intends to bring in individuals from outside Loudoun County to help their efforts to remove our duly elected Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Loudoun County Democratic Committee has worked for decades to organize communities to win an unprecedented streak of elections. We will ensure that power-hungry outside groups cannot undo that with cheap signs and hand-picked soundbites.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN---DAY170---Evening Shade-Friday
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2021x President Biden: "Capitalism without competition isn't capitalism. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2021x President Biden is nominating Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be Ambassador to India. https://t.co/6Q4YSENmOY — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2021CHARLOTTESVILLEx CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville says on Saturday it plans to remove statue of Confederate Gen. Lee that drew white supremacists to city. — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2021NEW YORKx NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. public health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings. @playbookdc — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 9, 2021
ALERT! Hypocrisy on the Left: Activists try to keep MTG from joining the Jan. 6 Investigation
Common Cause sent out mailers asking people to sign a petition to prevent Marjorie Taylor Green from being on the Jan. 6 Investigating Committee. Common Cause is engaging in hypocrisy if they think it’s appropriate to prevent any committee member nominated by the other party from participating. We can’t unite our country by refusing to have a dialogue with people with whom we don’t identify. We must be willing both to have a conversation and to assume each of us has valid reasons for our thinking. If MTG is out of order at any point during the meetings, then the appropriate party can respond appropriately.
Rightwing SCOTUS' Disregard of Constitution's Plain Text Signals Dark Days Ahead: 'BradCast' 7
The second states that "The CONGRESS shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." "And I do think it's worth noting that all of the Reconstruction amendments expressly empower Congress to enforce them. What five of us say on this Supreme Court overrules what everyone says in Congress and the elected democratic branches. Stern also joins Hasen's (and my) anger in seeing SCOTUS blatantly ignore Congress's express intent for Section 2 of the VRA to prevent voting laws that result in the disenfranchisement of minorities. "The law says very explicitly that any voting restrictions that results in disproportionate impact on racial minorities is illegal."
?Classic Poetry Group:Summer Art Expo 2021 & Memorial-Some highlights,and verse?
(From 'The Song of Wandering Aengus') ?Highlights From Summer Art Expo 2022:Photography by MarsangesMarsangesMy friend, in a winter jacket in cold rainsinks away into a dark miasma. Casts a dramatic shadow, as if it had a hidden wild soul,although it just is a little peaceful insectwhose caterpillars live on willow and birch. -MarsangesMarsangesMoths: Idaea humiliata, Macaria alternata, Eupithecia subumbrataPAINTING BY RALPHDOGRALPHDOGDrawing by niemannRed watercolor pencil on yellow acrylic on bristol board. He is still very much alive in the past…All moments, past, present and future, always have existed, always will exist. But my backyard frogs and my heron overflights make him uneasy,as if out of place in the Suburbs.
Psaki to GOP: Failure to Provide Accurate Public Health Info ... is Literally Killing People
This week President Biden discussed his administration's outreach program aimed at getting more people vaccinated against the coronavirus. The details were presented by Press Secretary Jen Psaki at the Daily Briefing on Tuesday. Needless to say, that crackpot conspiracy exists only the minds of Kilmeade, his Fox confederates, and their dimwitted viewers. Let me first say that the failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country, including So. But I would say that what this is, and what this is not, it is not federal employees going door-to-door.
Polling shows American Jobs Plan popularity 65% when Green Infrastructure included & explained
New polling on Green Infrastructure:BY MARCELA MULHOLLAND AND DANIELLE DEISEROTHThese elected officials and groups understand that the climate crisis is the most pressing infrastructure challenge our nation faces. As such, an infrastructure package that doesn’t center climate, isn’t much of an infrastructure package at all. But even if you ignore this (which you shouldn’t) and look strictly at the politics and polling, it’s clear that passing a climate-focused infrastructure package is the only electorally viable path forward for Democrats. Democrats are heading into 2022 with history stacked against them — over the last decade the party in power has only come out on top in the midterms two times — so they should be firing on all cylinders to make the case to voters that Democrats deliver results that will positively and directly impact voters’ lives.
Friday Night Beer Blog: The Almost Seventy-Percent Solution Edition
As everyone here knows, President Biden set a goal of 70% of American adults aged 18+ getting at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by July 4. I’ll be happy to check in 6-7 weeks, although hopefully we’ll have hit 70% adults with one jab before then. The beer industry modestly (or in one case to be mentioned, maybe not so modestly) did its part to try encourage Americans to get closer to that goal, with different variations of a “beer and a shot” campaign, i.e. free beer upon proof of vaccination. Self the loser mentioned 5 weeks ago in this FNBB about NJ’s “Shot and a Beer” campaign, with many NJ craft breweries participating.
Top Comments: Notebook #7- The Morning of Independence Day Eve
Just because I haven’t been on The Tramp Trail for some time around these parts doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize new faces (plus enough old faces to keep me grateful). He looks...a little rough; anyone would look a little rough if they’ve been on the Tramp Trail for a little while. (Being on the Tramp Trail is a little different from being homeless.) It was still rather early that morning so I was content to return home empty handed of drugs, for once. (And since I remember how heavy that Chicago Tribune was, I am 100% sure that it was a Sunday morning.)
Kitchen Table Kibitzing, July 9, 2021: Cool drinks
Not hot drinks, cool drinksKitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Newcomers may notice that many who post in this series already know one another to some degree, but we welcome guests at our kitchen table and hope to make some new friends as well. But as blazing hot weather will be upon many of us any day now, here is a collection of cooling, nonalcoholic drinks to help beat the heat. Aguas Frescas (Mexican Fruit Coolers)Peach TeaTOASTED COCONUT HORCHATA (DAIRY-FREE & VEGAN)Agua de Jamaica (Hibiscus Iced Tea)Mint Iced TeaGina's Homemade LemonadeThese are sweet flavors. Of course plain water is the best hot water drink of all.
What Toyota Did After They Heard From You
You spoke out and guess what…Toyota heard and reactedDo you want to know about how they’ve just acted? They’ve reversed their policies regarding their PACand won’t give any more to those condoning theJanuary 6attack...those in Congress who refused to certify the '20 election results. Toyota responded to us all and to all our pointed insults! The bank announced it's going to ditch fossil fuel finances -their fossil fuel business connections...their monetary alliances. It’s hard work…but look at what together we can achieve!
Basketball-playing math genius wins national spelling bee, makes history as first African American
With Avant-garde’s win, the streak of at least one Indian American champion every year since 2008 is broken. “I’m hoping that in a few years I’ll see a whole lot more African American females, and males too, doing well in the Scripps Spelling Bee,” Avant-garde told ABC’s Good Morning America. After tying for 370th place in 2019, #Speller133 Zaila Avant-garde wins the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. #SpellingBee #TheBeeIsBack pic.twitter.com/wHfYeU4CNl — Scripps National Spelling Bee (@ScrippsBee) July 9, 2021Not only is Avant-garde a great speller, but she’s also an accomplished basketball player. x This is the National Spelling Bee champion pic.twitter.com/8DnJLytG7H — tony parker (@tonyparker32) July 9, 2021Avant-garde’s talents seem to be endless.
New York City leaders want you to ignore the workers boycotting a parade supposedly in their honor
“A parade does not bring this workforce out of the poverty wages they are now being paid,” Oren Barzilay, the president of a union that represents more than 4,000 first responders, told the New York Daily News, describing attendance at the parade as like crossing a picket line. “It is far past time that the city gives this workforce the respect they deserve in livable wages. The Early Retirement Incentive was not passed, and Essential Worker pay seems to have disappeared.”The parade included 14 floats and 260 groups of essential workers, including first responders (some of them, anyway), child care workers, transit workers, delivery workers, and more. Funeral industry workers who had to deal with the many, many bodies the pandemic produced were initially left out, then included after protest. Eric Adams, the newly announced winner of the Democratic mayoral primary, did attend the parade, telling reporters, “We need to honor them [essential workers] with pay equity ... we need to show them the respect they deserve.”
History’s Verdict: Taney, Fuller, Roberts
History’s Verdict: Taney, Fuller, RobertsThree Chief JusticesTaney, Fuller, RobertsEach one for each centuryBleeding out the timeEmptying the epigraphEQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAWFilling in four hollow wordsThree separate complete liesIn justice the People cryFour truths in three plain wordsWE SHALL OVERCOMECopyright 2021 Redfire
The Two Songs That Will Lead to Dozens of COVID Deaths In England Over The Next Few Weeks
As the sports fanatics among you may know, the England soccer team has participated in the Euro soccer tournament in the most ungentlemanly and un-English manner. Equally obviously, raucous singing and excitable reactions to England goals do not maintain COVID-safe conditions. It’s clear that Boris’s government is deliberately orchestrating a Summertime explosion of mild cases so that England reaches herd immunity by the Fall. This will initially be for those eligible for a flu vaccination. The hope is that the booster and flu vaccines can be given at the same time.
FBI’s bizarre system of categorizing domestic terrorists continues to infect Biden’s strategy
“Pursuing that goal includes reducing the factors contributing to domestic terrorism. But elsewhere, the Strategy shows a reliance on the FBI’s deeply flawed approach to categorizing domestic terrorist threats. This is a structural problem that was created in 2017, when Congress first began demanding that the FBI explain its categorization of domestic terrorism and report back with data. … By 2017, the FBI had invented a new domestic terrorism program category it called the “Black Identity Extremism movement”. But there’s not a lot in the Strategy that requires them to actually focus on violence.”The key, he says, will lay in whether the Biden administration can reshape an agency with a long history of resisting efforts to confront far-right domestic terrorism.
Republicans aren't just telling a Big Lie—they're a domestic terror threat to our democracy
So while Democrats inoculate the country, put checks in people's bank accounts, and hone their messaging for the midterms, Republicans have capitalized on the Big Lie to tilt the electoral system even further in their direction. In light of Trump's deranged fantasies of being "reinstalled," she wrote, "we need to really start understanding the Big Lie as a terrorist ideology." Rangappa also linked to a CNN clip from last week, in which she teased out why the Big Lie should viewed as a terror threat. Of course, Republicans are also pushing that threat at the highest levels of government. "We have basically a domestic terror movement which is represented in Congress and is continuing to be promoted," Rangappa added.
Voting Rights Roundup: Texas GOP unveils new voting restriction bills after Dems blocked last one
Although the bills do modestly expand the availability of early voting in smaller jurisdictions, those less populous counties are disproportionately white and heavily Republican. Voting Access Expansions? California: California Assembly Democrats have advanced two bills in committee, both of which aim to make voting easier and ensure that votes get counted. Both bills were already passed by the Democratic-run state Senate last month, but require approval by additional committees in the Assembly. The second bill seeks to ensure that military and overseas voters, including those who have disabilities, have equal access to same-day voter registration. The 4-0 ruling that the law violated the state constitutions' right to vote guarantee comes despite GOP Gov.
07.10.2021 Ian "Coming out of the haze"
If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone who reads IAN to write diaries for the group! I spent most of it in a theraflu induced haze, but the good news is, I am getting better!
Insomniacs' Vent Hole with James Corden
SPOILER WARNING: A latenight gathering for non-serious palaver that does not speak of that night's show. This vent-hole (hereinafter known as IVH), if lost or stolen will not be replaced or purchase price refunded. Violation of IVH rules will result in expulsion without refund. A copy of IVH rules can be obtained from one or more members wearing tie-dyed oxford shirts after written requests. She told me they had really good pictures and I’ll get a report next week.
Texas holds man on $100,000 bond for voting three months before his parole ended
Now, Rogers is being prosecuted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office for allegedly voting illegally. So first off, let’s talk about why Rogers’ vote in the primary last year was a crime:In 1995, Rogers was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison for burglary and intent to commit theft. He was out on parole May 20, 2004, and his parole was set to end June 13, 2020. “Super Tuesday” was March of 2020, so this man’s crime, such as it was, is that he voted three months before his parole would have ended. Ken Paxton, fine upstanding man and good Christian that he is, is throwing the book at Rogers:His bail is set at $100,000.
PWB Peeps: In the Neighborhood: The Money Tree
“It's a money tree,” said Junie“Huh?” said Hack. “It's called a money tree because it's got little things like quarters hanging on it,” she said. “Wrapped it like a money tree, didn't they,” Hack said. “This is a money tree. “The female tree produces the dollar bills after it's pollinated by this one,” said Dr. Buddig.
previous guy has already pulled his box cutter after the Flight 93 Election
2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. Even the White House press corps misses the chaos. “I think everyone probably misses the ease of it, having so many willing leakers,” said the young White House reporter. It claims credit for the economic progress the country has made and tells the Chinese people to be grateful.
Have you made, or snagged some good pics lately that you thought were good or funny enough to share?
I sometimes find photos (gifs/jpgs) that I think are very funny or very good commentaries, so I save them. I thought that I would share some in a light-hearted diary to try to bring a good start to our weekend. Please feel free to comment on the ones that I have shared, or even better, add your own. BTW you can no longer by Jew’s Ear Juice by that name, here is the whole innocent storyDo you have any to add?
Caught on video: Worst lawmakers urge extremists to flood Manchin
Sinema and Manchin are tools. That’s what Rick Santorum, Andy Biggs, and other white supremacists were saying to a room full of right-wing extremists. They beg them to flood Sinema and Manchin with calls thanking them for saving the filibuster. There were no calls for bi-partisanship when the GOP had full control of the federal government, or when they packed our courts. Manchin and Sinema are either incredibly naïve or truly don’t care about the people who are suffering and will continue to suffer under GOP rule.
The African American who introduced inoculations to the Western World
One piece of this disinformation campaign lost to history is that the principles of inoculation were first introduced to the Western world by a black African slave in Boston Massachusetts. In this time before modern medical treatment or a robust understanding of infectious disease, Onesimus was one of the few people in the city with the knowledge to slow the outbreak. But when Boston experienced that smallpox outbreak in 1721, Mather promoted inoculation as protection against it. He cited Onesimus’ African folk medicine as the source of the procedure. A total of 280 individuals were inoculated during the 1721-22 Boston smallpox epidemic.
Apparently 'riveted' by the AZ audit, Trump heads to Phoenix for a 'Rally To Protect Our Elections'
Now we need a rally “to protect our election [lies]”—fixed it for him. Perhaps trump, who reportedly is “riveted” by the endless and illegal weirdness in Phoenix, will conduct his own recount. The nearby building they relocated to does not have A/C, only swamp coolers, which seems appropriate for trump. Three days before trump’s June 23, 2020 rally at Dream City Church the Phoenix City Council passed a mask ordinance as Covid deaths spiked. One death that followed soon after was the co-founder of Turning Points USA, Bill Montgomery, who died a month later of Covid.
I'd like to talk about introversion....
Because we really, really, really suck at it. We also find social interactions very, very draining to the point of very quickly reaching utter exhaustion (whereas extroverts are energized by social interactions, and the noisier and more crowded and more flamboyant the better). Social interactions that can cause us to fall into dark zero-energy despair can be as simple as that one next door neighbour who wants to chat every. So I tried - I really, really tried - to explain that introversion (as well as extroversion) is genetic and something you’re born with. Thank you, thank you all, I never in a million years imagined I’d get even one hit, let alone THIS many.
Show Me on the Doll Where Critical Race Theory Touched You
I don’t know about y’all, but the first post-Turd Reich Independence Day felt pretty dang sweet to this masked drunkard. But then, just in the nick of time, along came critical race theory. And no, they couldn’t correctly define “critical race theory” if their lives depended on it, but I’m sure you’ve noticed, as the list of shit the American Right gets objectively wrong lengthens, their devotion to their disinformers only grows more fervent. Anyway, definitions are for cucks, these kids know CRT when they see it, and they see it absolutely fucking EVERYWHERE. Speaking of which HOLY CRAP LOOK OVER THERE IT’S CRITICAL RACE THEORY!
Overnight News Digest: Arts and Humanities
But first:Welcome to the Overnight News Digest with a crew consisting of founder Magnifico, current leader Neon Vincent, regular editors side pocket, maggiejean, Chitown Kev, Interceptor7, Magnifico, annetteboardman, jck, and Besame. Alumni editors include (but not limited to) Man Oh Man, wader, palantir, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (RIP), ek hornbeck (RIP), ScottyUrb, Doctor RJ, BentLiberal, Oke (RIP) and jlms qkw. Editors of OND impart their own presentation styles and content choices, typically publishing each day near 12:00 AM Eastern Time. From Artsy:8 Artists Who’ve Had Breakout Moments at Auction This Summer Colin Gleadell ) clocked up £313 million ($433.7 million) in 10 sales last week. London’s modern and contemporary art sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s (with only a smattering of Impressionists ) clocked up £313 million ($433.7 million) in 10 sales last week.
Oh, look, The Former Guy thinks Kimberly Guilfoyle is 'annoying'; join the club, Biff
Donald Trump Jr.’s screeching banshee of a girlfriend? “Trump thinks Greitens is problematic, and that Kim is annoying,” said one Trump adviser. Donald Trump only supports sexual predators that he handpicks. Get them all, including the finale, Goodbye, Asshat: 101 Farewell Letters to Donald Trump, at this link. Or if you prefer a test drive, you can download the epilogue to Goodbye, Asshat for the low, low price of FREE.
Finally, Former Guy's fingers are off Social Security
CNBC is reporting here that Biden has fired Andrew Saul — the Donnie Deathcount appointee to head the Social Secuirty Adminstration who refused to resign. BTW< Saul is refusing to leave and says he “will sign back in to work Monday”. Wonder what he will do when his passwords and card keys don’t work and his email address is cancelled? Oh, Saul claims this will leave “the agency in complete turmoil”. I think that turmoil is actually the sound of a massive sigh of relief.
Biden signs sweeping anti-trust executive order to make life fairer for American workers, consumers
Make it easier and cheaper to repair items you own by limiting manufacturers from barring self-repairs or third-party repairs of their products. It directs the agencies to focus enforcement in particular "on labor markets, agricultural markets, healthcare markets (which includes prescription drugs, hospital consolidation, and insurance), and the tech sector." The order also asks the FCC to limit excessive early termination fees ISPs charge for people switching providers. Biden insisted Friday that "competition works," and has made the U.S. the "wealthiest and most innovative nation in history." This executive order, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Thursday, has the "overarching objective" of making sure the "President is encouraging competition in industries around the country."
Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Shots In Arms FRIDAY!
And now, our feature presentation…-Cheers and Jeers for Friday, July 9, 2021Note: Tonight's C&J is paired with a 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam. “Daily Kos imploding? I’d better put on my concerned face!” It appears that the post-Yearly Kos month from hell is continuing for Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the proprietor of the Internet's premier liberal blog Daily Kos. “Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha...psych!” Such internal squabbling comes at the same time that many prominent Democrats seem to be privately expressing concern about the direction the "netroots"—the self-described Internet grassroots movement of liberal bloggers and their loyal followers—are taking the Party. Fifteen years and fourteen successful Netroots Nation conventions later, "The" Daily Kos continues to not implode.
Biden: 'We are in a competition with China to win the 21st century'
"We're in a competition with China and other countries to win the 21st Century," the president said to a standing ovation. In its first 100 days, the Biden administration is trying to convey to China the message: "Don't underestimate the United States. © APThe Biden administration has repeatedly made clear that an important piece of America's plan to win the great power competition with China is bolstering its alliances. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a progressive Democrat from Vermont, greets President Biden in the House Chamber on April 28. © APThe Biden administration is still in the midst of a lengthy policy review of U.S. strategy on China.
Texas doesn't want to enforce its new abortion law, it wants your neighbors to do that
Your neighbors are.”So not only can ordinary citizens sue anyone getting an abortion but they do not have to be connected to them, just confirm that the abortion reported was done so successfully. “Every citizen is now a private attorney general,” Josh Blackman, a constitutional law professor at South Texas College of Law Houston said. Additionally, by offering a cash incentive to citizens, Texas is essentially bribing its citizens to violate the lives of others. According to The Texas Tribune, proponents of the law hoped to get around legal challenges including abortion restrictions in the courts. Without officials enforcing the laws, abortion providers are unable to sue officials in connection to the restriction laws.
President Biden goes on offense with visit to critical swing district won twice by Trump
Biden's visit gave Rep. Underwood an opportunity to tout Democratic successes on the American Rescue Plan along with what she plans to continue fighting for moving forward. "The American Rescue Plan saved our economy and it spared us from even worse hardship," Underwood said in a statement. x When we invest in families, we invest in our children’s futures, our communities, and the economy. I was so honored to welcome @POTUS to our community to discuss the American Families Plan at McHenry County College. pic.twitter.com/hY8UcuwULs — Rep. Lauren Underwood (@RepUnderwood) July 8, 2021x In our community, the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan would help create a brighter economic future for everyone.
DOJ constructing a database of images and videos to assist in Jan. 6 prosecutions
Every single piece of evidence released on the events of Jan. 6 only makes things worse. In the past six months, it’s become clear that intelligence agencies and police repeatedly downplayed the threat represented by Trump’s white supremacist supporters. And it’s become clear that rather than putting the brakes on these threats, Republicans did everything they could to encourage violence. ‘Most of all, we’ve seen that the television coverage of that day barely hinted at the level of aggressive brutality used by those smashing their way into the Capitol. Even as Republicans in Congress have tried to pass off that day as a “tourist visit,” newly released videos continue to show additional incidents of extreme violence.
News roundup: Allies, liars, backtracking, screwing over women, and fixing tech
Today in the news: Calls coming to get our allies from Afghanistan out as soon as possible. Republicans and their media allies can’t stop lying about vaccines. Toyota finally reversed its despicable decision to donate money to elected insurrectionists. Texas restricted abortion … and then some. President Biden continues to take actions to help American workers.
Biden admin announces policy limiting ICE detention of pregnant immigrants. But will it be followed?
In 2012, back in my reporter days, an ICE spokesperson told me that they didn’t detain pregnant women at all. “Several women report being ignored by detention staff when requesting medical attention or experiencing serious delays even during health emergencies involving severe bleeding and pain,” the complaint said. Teresa, one woman described in the report, was four months pregnant when she suffered a miscarriage while in detention. Yet ICE detention numbers have nearly doubled from April, despite pleas from lawmakers and advocates that it not again detain immigrants released due to the pandemic. ICE is endangering thousands through its actions, because it still has no official, nationwide vaccination plan in place.
Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans
Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19. Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19. 12 Joint WHO-China studyWHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China part. Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19. All authors contributed to the 2020 Correspondence in The Lancet in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19.
Most Americans Support Tough Stance Toward China on Human Rights, Economic Issues
And nine-in-ten Americans say China does not respect the personal freedoms of its people. Only on human rights-related issues – both the perception that China’s human rights policies are a major problem and support for promoting human rights in China – do Democrats and Republicans largely agree. Nearly two-thirds of conservative Republicans say China is an enemy (64%), while only 37% of moderate or liberal Republicans say the same. By a nearly four-to-one ratio, Americans think China has done a bad job handling climate change, with 45% saying China has done a very bad job. When asked whether the U.S. should prioritize economic relations with China or promote human rights in China, 70% of Americans choose human rights, even if it potentially harms economic relations with China.
The lab-leak hypothesis for COVID-19 is becoming a conspiracy theory
Though there is no direct evidence for either idea, the natural origins hypothesis has scientific precedence. The coronavirus family of viruses, that SARS-CoV-2 is a part of, have spilled over into humans (SARS and MERS) and caused pandemics. Now, the lab-leak hypothesis has taken on the rhythm and melody of conspiracy theory. SARS-CoV-2 uses its spike protein to bind tightly to ACE2, a protein on cell surfaces in humans and other animals. The lab-leak hypothesis is a scientific deus ex machina, a narrative shortcut that points a finger at a specific set of bad actors.
‘Politics was always in the room.’ WHO mission chief reflects on China trip seeking COVID-19’s origin
‘Politics was always in the room.’ WHO mission chief reflects on China trip seeking COVID-19’s originScience ’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Q: But what led you to use the “extremely unlikely” label? We ended up with a five-phrase scale: “extremely unlikely,” “unlikely,” “possible,” “likely,” and “very likely.” It’s more an illustration of where these hypotheses are to help us organize our planning of future studies. Now that you’ve been there, do you have more reason to say it’s “extremely unlikely” than before? Some people have said the Wuhan press conference was basically a public relations (PR) win for the Chinese government.
The Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory Is a Tale of Weaponized Uncertainty
The Covid-19 pandemic originated in the city of Wuhan, in China, in November or December of 2019. It’s the only lab in the country with Biosafety Level 4 facilities, the most secure on the BSL scale. Some scientists at that lab in Wuhan were doing coronavirus research under a lesser security grade, BSL-2 as opposed to BSL-4. These can be places where viruses evolve as they move from animal to animal. OK: Does that mean Covid-19 might have somehow leaked out of a laboratory to become a global scourge?
WHO-convened Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part | Joint WHO-China Study, 14 January-10 February 2021 - World
Throughout 2020, WHO continued to discuss with China and other Member States the need to study and share information around the virus origins. The Terms of Reference for the Virus Origins Study were completed by fall 2020. Find the terms of reference of the Global Study of the Origins of SARS-COV2 here. The joint international team comprised 17 Chinese and 17 international experts from 10 other countries as well as the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE); and WHO. Find the list of the members of the international team here.
Theory That COVID Came From A Chinese Lab Takes On New Life In Wake Of WHO Report
Now, though, the lab leak hypothesis seems to have found new life. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization released a joint report with Beijing on the origins of the pandemic following a four-week investigation in China. It concluded, among other things, that the lab leak hypothesis was "extremely unlikely." But WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he does not believe the team's assessment of the lab leak possibility was extensive enough. In a joint statement, they did not mention the lab leak theory, but the Biden administration hasn't ruled it out.
Most Americans now believe the coronavirus originated from a laboratory in China
Two in five Democrats (43%) believe it’s probably true the virus had a laboratory beginning, a 10-point increase since last year (33%). Two-thirds of Independents (65%) now think the coronavirus originated from a laboratory in China, up 17 points from last year. Former President Trump has asserted since April 2020 that the coronavirus originated in a laboratory in China, but he did not provide evidence for the statements. About one in five Democrats (21%) believe the coronavirus emerged via natural mutation in the wild, something just 4% of Republicans stand behind. More Republicans approve of the Democratic president’s handling of COVID-19 than approve of his overall job performance.
Poll: 83 percent support US action against China if Wuhan lab theory is proven true
A vast majority of voters support U.S. action against China if evidence is found proving that the coronavirus was leaked from a Wuhan lab, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds. Eighty-three percent of registered voters in the May 30-June 1 survey said they support the U.S. government taking action towards China if new intelligence reveals that COVID-19 originated in a lab in the city, while 17 percent of respondents oppose any action. The Hill-HarrisX survey found strong support from voters across party lines to impose action on China if new evidence reveals the lab leak theory to be true. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans, 83 percent of Democrats, and 80 percent of independents said the U.S. should take action against China in that event. Only 18% would respond with sanctions on senior Chinese leadership and 6% want to boycott the 2022 Olympics,” Nesho added.
Kamala Harris tells Guatemala migrants: 'Do not come to US'
The proposed anti-trafficking and anti-smuggling measures will struggle to unpick the sophisticated criminal networks, which run the migrant and drug routes north. Despite much talk of creating jobs and incentives inside Guatemala, many know that Washington's plan also involves bolstering the police and security forces to better prevent migrants from leaving in the first place. And the promise of hundreds of millions in development aid will also ring alarm bells over exactly how those funds will be administered.
Glenn Greenwald rips media who 'pretended' to have scientific knowledge on coronavirus origins
Journalist Glenn Greenwald joined "Media Buzz" on Sunday to sound off on the media who "pretended to have scientific knowledge" on the origins of coronavirus, but who he says intentionally dismissed the Wuhan lab leak theory to keep "telling American liberals what they want to hear." "I think this is an extraordinary media debacle - probably one of the worst aside from Russiagate - over the last say five or six years," Greenwald said on Sunday. But the media "treated it as a conspiracy theory to the point where you should be kicked off social media." Nothing has changed, Greenwald observed, "except for the fact that Donald Trump is no longer president." "And American liberals didn't want to hear that maybe Trump was right about the origins of this virus, and so they just pretended they had scientific knowledge that that theory was a conspiracy theory," he added.
Steve Bannon gave an interview to conspiracy site linked to his billionaire benefactor
Citation From Steve Bannon's February 27, 2020, G News interviewSTEVE BANNON: It is time that we’ve got to force the world, we have to force the financial world, we have to force the business world, we have to force the media world, we have to force the political world. …The whole world -- the power in the world has been able to look away from what the Chinese Communist Party has wrought, OK? The virus, the demon virus is coming from them, OK? And it doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire, it doesn’t matter how much money you have, what’s your political office, what’s your title is, it doesn’t matter. …This virus will take down the Chinese Communist Party, mark my words.
Scientists close to the Wuhan virologist lab break silence, push away latest conspiracies
Wuhan Institute of Virology. I am confident that science will eventually prevail by discovering the progenitor virus in nature one day!" The scientist noted that some clips of the video "unearthed" by Markson were taken from a publicity video released by the WIV in 2017. "Yet the scientist faced explosive claims on social media after he changed his conclusion. Scientists worldwide should stand together to work on this issue, as well as hobble those who wants to squeeze on this topic for their own purposes, the epidemiologists said.
Tom Cotton keeps repeating a coronavirus fringe theory that scientists have disputed
“It’s true that a lot is still unknown,” Cui said when CBS host Margaret Brennan asked about Cotton’s claims. “But it’s very harmful, it’s very dangerous, to stir up suspicion, rumors and spread them among the people. For one thing, this will create panic. Another thing is that it will fan up racial discrimination, xenophobia, all these things that will really harm our joint efforts to combat the virus.”
Trump claims to have evidence coronavirus started in Chinese lab but offers no details
And China might even tell us.”Pressed to explain what evidence he had seen that the virus originated in a Chinese lab, Trump responded, “I can’t tell you that. On Friday, Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, said: “What we have before us doesn’t suggest that (a lab in Wuhan) is a likely source”. Pompeo pressed China to let outside experts into the lab “so that we can determine precisely where this virus began”. After initially praising the Chinese government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has reversed course in recent weeks, blaming China for not containing the virus more quickly. The Chinese government said on Thursday that any claims that the coronavirus was released from a laboratory were “unfounded and purely fabricated out of nothing”.
Lab Leak Theory Mainstreamed By Journalistic Frauds Who Love War
Comparisons to Iraq’s non-existent WMDs have been made by both critics and promoters of the lab leak theory. It's an even more potentially powerful narrative because the lab leak theory fits nicely into the new foreign policy doctrine of the United States: Great Power Competition. There are two main variants of the lab leak theory, one in which China’s incompetence is to blame and another in which it’s China’s malfeasance. It would therefore serve the American public to be critical of the motives driving coverage of the lab leak theory or risk being dragged further into confrontation. Origins of the lab leak theoryIt did not take long for the “lab leak theory” to get mainstream attention, even if dimmissive in the beginning.
Administration officials also assert that the acquisition of nuclear arms might embolden Mr. Hussein and increase the chances that he might use chemical or biological weapons. Nuclear weapons are his hole card.'' the official added, referring to a potential military campaign to oust Mr. Hussein. The closer Saddam Hussein gets to a nuclear weapon, the harder he will be to deal with.'' Conscious of this lapse in the past, they argue that Washington dare not wait until analysts have found hard evidence that Mr. Hussein has acquired a nuclear weapon.
Trump Has Called Climate Change a Chinese Hoax. Beijing Says It Is Anything But.
Despite overwhelming scientific evidence that the world’s climate is changing, the president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, has long been on the side of the deniers. In 2012, he posted on Twitter a couple of messages that asserted that climate change was a hoax that China had devised to secure an unfair trade advantage, presumably because the Obama administration was seeking to curb coal consumption in the United States. “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” Mr. Trump wrote. That message has been reshared more than 104,000 times and “liked” nearly 66,000 times. On Wednesday, a deputy foreign minister of China, Liu Zhenmin, told reporters at a climate conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, that starting from the 1980s, the administrations of Mr. Trump’s Republican predecessors — Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush — supported climate change negotiations under a United Nations panel.
“Wuhan lab” theory proponent Nicholas Wade pushed racist pseudo-science in 2014 book
Over the past month, the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal have all published editorials and op-eds endorsing the “credibility” of the theory that COVID-19 was released from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China. On May 6, 2014, Wade published a book titled, A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. In his new book, A Troublesome Inheritance, the former science writer for the New York Times states this explicitly. After all, when New York Times columnist Bret Stephens quoted from a 2005 paper by Gregory Cochran, Jason Hardy and Henry Harpending, which declared, “Ashkenazi Jews have the highest average I.Q. What could possibly account for the reliance by all three leading US newspapers on a discredited serial fabricator and promoter of racist pseudo-science in their efforts to promote the Wuhan lab “theory”?
We may never know where the virus came from. But evidence still suggests nature.
The Wuhan institute’s most recent chimeric virus used a very different coronavirus as its genetic backbone. There’s just no trace of SARS-CoV-2 in the lab, and if the SARS-CoV-2 progenitor or its building blocks weren’t in the lab before the pandemic, the pandemic could not have started there — even accidentally. This precludes the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 evolved via serial passage in cell culture, or repeated rounds of infection of other cells in a lab, as do other observations about the virus. For the past 18 months, virologists around the world have been studying SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory, and they have not seen any evidence that it becomes more dangerous to humans in the lab. The opposite is true: The virus loses features key to transmissibility and virulence, forcing researchers to innovate new culture methods to allow the study of antivirals or vaccines.
Troublesome Sources: Nicholas Wade’s Embrace of Scientific Racism
In the second, more ”speculative” half of the book, Wade’s claims about human genetics and evolution continue, but the scientific sources disappear. Wade is not only interested in rewriting the history of human civilization on a grand scale; he also rewrites the history of scientific racism. In what is probably the most ill-judged element of his entire project, Wade decided to devote an entire chapter to the issue of Jewish intelligence and biological distinctiveness. Steven Pinker is one of the leading scientific supporters of evolutionary psychology and biological explanations for psychometric data like IQ; he is also interested in questions of Jewish intelligence. For all of Wade’s supposed concerns about the politicization of science, his book is entirely a phenomenon of the racist, far-right fringe.
The Stakes of Finding COVID-19’s Origins ? Current Affairs
Her team goes out into the wild to find bat coronaviruses and bring them to Wuhan for study. There is a giant collection of hundreds of bat coronaviruses there. The U.S. National Institutes of Health funded studies on bat coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. These may—or may not—have involved intentionally creating bat coronaviruses that were more easily transmitted to humans. We know that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was involved with gain of function experiments involving bat coronaviruses in the past.
As New Evidence Emerges For COVID "Lab-Leak" Theory, Journalists Who Screamed “Conspiracy” Humiliate Themselves
At the very least, Wade demonstrates that the “lab-leak” theory ought not to be discounted. Nonetheless, Cotton aired a version of the lab-leak theory in early 2020. Moreover, Ebright affirmed in a declaration to me his view that the lab-leak theory has actually been the strongest hypothesis about the origin of COVID since… January 2020. But that wouldn’t then justify castigating as a “conspiracy theory” his other suggestions about the potential origin of the virus. Columnist Josh Rogin also just published an article May 6 lauding congressional investigations into the lab-leak theory.
Column: The lab-leak origin claim for COVID-19 is in the news, but it’s still fact-free
AdvertisementYet the report offered no evidence linking the patients’ illness to COVID-19 research at the Wuhan lab. Biden’s directive to the intelligence agencies has been taken as a virtual endorsement of the laboratory origin claim. But the history of virological outbreaks points strongly toward a “zoonotic” transfer of the COVID-19 virus — that is, from animals to humans. The lab-leak theory gains from a superficial plausibility — especially to laypersons. AdvertisementAnother reason for journalistic skepticism was that many professional virologists labeled the lab-leak theory as implausible from the first.
Opinion : Two possible theories of the pandemic’s origins remain viable. The world needs to know.
In a letter published in the journal Science last week, the scientists insist that “greater clarity about the origins of this pandemic is necessary and feasible to achieve.” The signers included Ralph Baric of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is an expert on coronaviruses and pioneered techniques for manipulating them that were eventually used by the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The letter was organized by David Relman of Stanford University and Jesse Bloom of the University of Washington and endorsed by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee. The letter notes the lopsided deficiencies in an earlier World Health Organization-China investigation, and calls for a “proper investigation” that would be “transparent, objective, data-driven, inclusive of broad expertise, subject to independent oversight, and responsibly managed to minimize the impact of conflicts of interest.”
Listen, Lab Leak (w/ Thomas Frank) – Bad Faith – American Podcasts
Bad Faith · 2021-07-05Last time Brie and Virgil spoke to Thomas Frank the 1/6 riots were ongoing in the background. We also dig into Frank's enormously popular Guardian article on the lab leak theory and what it it reveals about our media that it only now considered "acceptable" discourse. Also, Brie makes Frank listen to some Pod Save America and asks him to weigh in on Obama's seeming ignorance of his own populist charm. Subscribe to Bad Faith on Patreon to join the Bad Faith Discord and instantly unlock our full premium episode library: http://patreon.com/badfaithpodcastSubscribe to Bad Faith on YouTube for video of this episode. Find Bad Faith on Twitter (@badfaithpod) and Instagram (@badfaithpod).
If Covid-19 Came From a Lab, the Media Is Part of the Scandal - The New York Times
If it turns out that the Covid pandemic was caused by a leak from a lab in Wuhan, China, it will rank among the greatest scientific scandals in history: dangerous research, possibly involving ethically dubious techniques that make viruses more dangerous, carried out in a poorly safeguarded facility, thuggishly covered up by a regime more interested in propaganda than human life, catastrophic for the entire world. But this possible scandal, which is as yet unproved, obscures an actual scandal, which remains to be digested. I mean the long refusal by too many media gatekeepers (social as well as mainstream) to take the lab-leak theory seriously. The reasons for this — rank partisanship and credulous reporting — and the methods by which it was enforced — censorship and vilification — are reminders that sometimes the most destructive enemies of science can be those who claim to speak in its name. Think what you will about the Arkansas Republican, but these were reasonable observations warranting impartial investigation.
New information on Wuhan researchers' illness furthers debate on pandemic origins
China reported to the World Health Organization that the first patient with Covid-like symptoms was recorded in Wuhan on December 8, 2019. The director of the Wuhan National Biosafety Lab, which is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, issued a strong denial of the report on Monday. The lab has not been aware of this situation, and I don't even know where such information came from." The source declined to say whether the intelligence report mentioning the hospitalized researchers was discussed during the briefing. One critical avenue to finding an answer would be to run genetic sequencing on the original samples that staff at the Wuhan lab were working on.
U.S. intel report identified 3 Wuhan lab researchers who fell ill in November 2019
WASHINGTON — A U.S. intelligence report identified three researchers at a Wuhan lab who sought treatment at a hospital after falling ill in November 2019, a source familiar with the matter tells NBC News. After a year and half of looking, no such host has been identified. U.S. officials say that unless China allows more access to records and people, they may never get to the bottom of it. The P4 laboratory, left, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal / AFP - Getty Images fileIn April 2020, NBC News reported that the U.S. had indications as far back as November of a possible health crisis in Wuhan.
Three Wuhan lab researchers were hospitalized in November 2019: report
Three researchers at a Chinese lab that has been scrutinized as the possible origin point of the coronavirus pandemic went to the hospital due to an illness in November 2019, according to a new report. Many health experts believe the coronavirus began circulating in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in November 2019. Researchers working in a lab in the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 23, 2017. The letter also requested more information about the lifting of the moratorium in late 2017 and whether programs and researchers linked to the Wuhan lab were granted exceptions. White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has repeatedly denied that the NIH funded gain-of-function research in Wuhan, but Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)
WSJ: 3 Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers believed to seek hospital care in November 2019
A previously undisclosed U.S. intelligence report says three researchers from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology got sick enough to visit the hospital in November 2019, around the time the COVID-19 outbreak first appeared in its Wuhan epicenter, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. The report "could add weight to growing calls for a fuller probe of whether the COVID-19 virus may have escaped from the laboratory," the Journals says. That fact sheet was based on U.S. intelligence, the Journal says. China and the WIV maintain the virus did not leak from the lab. Politics aside, Politico spoke with several experts last week — molecular biologists, virologists, and an evolutionary biologist — about the lab leak theory, and they split between arguing it's possible and explaining why it's very unlikely.
Wuhan researchers sought hospital care in late 2019: US intel
Three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became ill enough with symptoms similar to COVID-19 that they sought hospital care in November of 2019, according to a U.S. intelligence report obtained by The Wall Street Journal. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has reportedly not provided raw data, safety logs or lab records on its work looking into coronaviruses in bats. Many consider the virus to have originated in bats before jumping to humans. “The U.S. continues to hype the lab leak theory,” China's foreign ministry told the Journal. "We must take hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers seriously until we have sufficient data."
Wuhan lab staff sought hospital care before COVID-19 outbreak disclosed - WSJ
"Does it care about traceability or is it just trying to distract attention?" Asked about the report, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said via email that the organisation's technical teams were now deciding on the next steps. He said further study was needed into the role of animal markets as well as the lab leak hypothesis. A joint study into the origins of COVID-19 by the WHO and China published at the end of March said it was "extremely unlikely" that it had escaped from a lab. Reporting by David Shepardson and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Daniel WallisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory
Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. US intelligence found that three researchers at a lab in Wuhan, China, became sick with COVID-19 symptoms in November 2019 and sought hospital care, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. It was known previously that some researchers at the Wuhan lab fell ill. "The lab has not been aware of this situation [sick researchers in autumn 2019], and I don't even know where such information came from."
The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?
Wuhan, however, is home of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a leading world center for research on coronaviruses. Its authors were a group of virologists led by Kristian G. Andersen of the Scripps Research Institute. These are the two arguments made by the Andersen group in support of their declaration that the SARS2 virus was clearly not manipulated. In all of China, the pandemic broke out on the doorstep of the Wuhan institute. I have been using the Wuhan Institute of Virology as a shorthand for all virological activities in Wuhan.
Origin of Covid — Following the Clues
Origin of Covid — Following the CluesThe Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: the political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems helpless to dispel. In what follows I will sort through the available scientific facts, which hold many clues as to what happened, and provide readers with…
China rejects report of sick staff at Wuhan lab prior to Covid outbreak
Foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian, said it was “completely untrue” that three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) became sick in autumn 2019. The report, based on “previously undisclosed” US intelligence, said the lab staff had become sick “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness”. “The United States continues to hype up the ‘lab-leak’ theory … Does it care about traceability or is it just trying to distract attention?” Zhao said. In January 2020, as China attempted to contain the spread of the virus, rumours began to spread amid the scramble for answers. But what many virus experts deemed a pure science issue was quickly turned into a diplomatic row, amid growing tensions between China and the United States.
If the Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis is true, expect a political earthquake | Thomas Frank
There was a time when the Covid pandemic seemed to confirm so many of our assumptions. There are strong hints that some of the bat-virus research at the Wuhan lab was funded in part by the American national-medical establishment — which is to say, the lab-leak hypothesis doesn’t implicate China alone. The social media monopolies actually censored posts about the lab-leak hypothesis. *“Let us pray, now, for science,” intoned a New York Times columnist back at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. Maybe the lab-leak hypothesis will be convincingly disproven.
EXCLUSIVE: Head of Haiti’s Palace Guard Subject of US Law Enforcement Investigation into Arms Trafficking
As head of the palace guard, Herard is one of the individuals most responsible for the safety of the president. He eventually entered the president’s palace guard and became head of the USGPN in February 2017 after the inauguration of Moïse. Despite Herard’s high-level presence within the USGPN, he also operates a private security company. Larco and Martin had formed a security company together years earlier, though they eventually ended the partnership. US law enforcement has been increasingly interested in the network bringing illegal weapons into Haiti and its relation to kidnappings.
Thirty Haitian children have died and 40 others have become ill after taking a liquid over-the-counter fever medicine contaminated with a chemical used in antifreeze and lacquer. The contaminated medicine was a children's formulation of acetaminophen, which is often given to reduce fever and relieve mild aches and pains. A nontoxic solvent, propylene glycol, is a common constituent of many drugs compounded as liquids for use by children. The propylene glycol normally put into the medicine was supplied by a Belgian and German firm, Blount said. Hemodialysis, a procedure in which a person's blood is filtered by a machine, is the best treatment for diethylene glycol poisoning.
Agrupación de Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas – AFEUR
Then, unprepared for such situations, regular Colombian military units assaulted the Palace and freed many of the hostages. During the operation, Colombian military killed nearly twenty of the terrorists, but eleven soldiers had lost their lives in the operation and dozens were wounded. Agrupacion De Fuerzas Especiales Antiterroristas Urbanas (Urban Counter-Terrorism Special Forces Group) or AFEUR was formed on April 8, 1986 in response to this incident. Their members are drawn from all of the Colombian armed forces including both, Army and law enforcement. AFEUR is under the direct command of the top commander of the Colombian Armed Forces (Comandante de las Fuerzas Armadas).
Former bodyguard at Canadian Embassy linked to Haitian president’s assassination - National
Send this page to someone via emailTwo men believed to be Haitian Americans — one of them purportedly a former bodyguard at the Canadian Embassy in Port au Prince — have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Haiti’s president, Haitian officials said Thursday. The oldest suspect is 55 and the youngest, Solages, is 35, according to a document shared by Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections. Story continues below advertisementHe would not provide additional details about Solages’ background, nor provide the name of the second Haitian American. The U.S. State Department said it was aware of reports that Haitian Americans were in custody but could not confirm or comment. 6:08 Mercenaries responsible for assassination of Haiti’s president, country’s ambassador to the U.S. says Mercenaries responsible for assassination of Haiti’s president, country’s ambassador to the U.S. saysMarco Destin, 39, was walking to see his family since no buses, known as tap-taps, were available.
Two U.S. citizens among suspects arrested in assassination of Haitian president, senior official says
Two U.S. citizens of Haitian descent, identified as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, are among those arrested, according to Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections and interparty relations. At least three suspects had been killed, authorities said, while 17 had been detained and eight others remained on the run. Officials had earlier said that four of the suspects had been killed. Other than the Haitian Americans, officials said all other suspects were believed to be Colombian nationals.
Timothy Snyder: The War on History is a War on Democracy; Diane Ravitch
"This spring, memory laws arrived in America. Republican state legislators proposed dozens of bills designed to guide and control American understanding of the past. But the most common feature among the laws, and the one most familiar to a student of repressive memory laws elsewhere in the world, is their attention to feelings....History is not therapy, and discomfort is part of growing up." "Timothy Snyder, an authority on totalitarianism, draws a straight line in this article that appeared in the New York Times from Stalin’s efforts to purge history of negative facts about the Soviet Union to the current mania among Republicans to control the teaching of American history and censor shameful facts in our history."
QuickLink: Iranian Ground Forces Receive New Weapons .While There is No Electricity , No Water No Meds No Nothing for Peaple
According to Janes defense news , the revolutionary guard murderer ground forces are receiving the latest weapons systems, including anti tank missiles , anti aircraft missiles and .......this wonderful news for the revolutionary guards comes when , there are severe shortages of the most basic needs in the entire country.
Trump to the Barricades
From Robert Reich BlogThe former guy is suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google for violating his 1st Amendment rights by keeping him off their platforms. The irony here is that in many respects Facebook, Twitter, and Google are mini-governments. I'm talking to you, lawmakers trying to prevent students from learning the role race has played in our history. Real patriotism means not flooding our politics with big money, so the voices of the people can be heard. Finally, real patriotism means using your position of power in the media to inform and educate the public rather than weaponize lies and promote extremism to get more clicks.
Oligarchy: When Brutal Capitalism Becomes More Important than Democracy
(Image by outtacontext from flickr) Details DMCAIn an oligarchy, the rich can get away with anything and average people who try to stop harm to themselves and their communities get crushed. In 2007, they reached a settlement with the government over their illegal and deadly marketing practices, promising to behave like good citizens. Then, as the Washington Post noted yesterday:"The family members -- including Richard Sackler, David Sackler, Mortimer D.A. Some years ago, Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore (before he was Trump's advisor) was a guest on my radio/TV program. I asked him, "Which is more important, democracy or capitalism?"
Debt Until You Die: How Some Senior Citizens Are Still Paying Off Their Student Loans
Crushing student loan debt is not only applicable to the young and penniless. Some senior citizens are seeing their Social Security checks garnished due to student debt they couldn’t repay. BBC News: In 2005, older adults owed $2.8bn (£1.61bn) in federal student debt. These seniors account for 706,000 households in the United States – small compared to the 22 million households with non-seniors who hold student load debt, but a growing problem. Jeszeck tells the BBC that this situation can cause considerable problems for older adults who, like Dupree, may have to extend their working life well beyond retirement age.
Online IYSSE meeting (Sri Lanka): How to fight against the militarisation and privatisation of education
On July 16, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) in Sri Lanka will hold an online public meeting, to discuss a program to fight the privatisation of education. This military-controlled institution will function in parallel to the already existing public university system, which functions under the education ministry. This is a major blow to free public education, and a further step towards the privatization of education in Sri Lanka. They oppose students turning to the working class and building a movement to defeat the militarisation and privatisation of education. The IYSSE meeting will discuss the vital issues involved in fighting to defend free education on the basis of a socialist perspective.
Data Show Far-Right Media Could Be Fueling Growing Partisan Vaccination Gap
A new analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) shows that the Republican-Democrat divide in COVID vaccination rates is stark — and growing. In April, according to the analysis, counties that voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election had a 20.6 percent vaccination rate while counties that voted for Joe Biden had a 22.8 percent vaccination rate. By May, the red counties had a 28.5 percent rate of vaccination while the blue counties had a 35.0 percent rate. And on July 6, KFF found, counties that went for Trump had a vaccination rate of 35.0 percent while those that went for Biden had a rate of 46.7 percent. “These findings show a widening divide of communities at risk for COVID-19 along partisan lines,” wrote KFF.
University of Sydney meeting supports students’ campaign in defence of Macquarie University academic
“We oppose the Hunger Games-style destruction of jobs at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, and all other universities. Last year it allowed up to 90,000 university jobs to be destroyed.”The brutal “spill and fill” regime used by Macquarie University to sack Valckenborgh by forcing educators to compete with each other for a slashed number of jobs has been paralleled at other departments and universities. That includes the architecture department at the University of Queensland, where the NTEU responded by convincing five academics to take “voluntary” redundancies. Wednesday’s meeting was called to vote on the NTEU’s log of claims for the start of union-management negotiations on a new Enterprise Agreement (EA). The meeting exposed the line-up behind the union leadership by representatives of pseudo-left groups, who all hailed the deliberately vague log of claims.
Aftermath of Chemtool fire puts Rockton, Illinois residents at risk
On June 14, at around 7 am, a massive explosion occurred at the Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois. A fireball explodes out from a Chemtool plant in Rockton, Illinois, as firefighters battle the blaze (screengrab)Firefighters from all around the area, including Wisconsin, responded to the blaze, which could be seen for miles. On the morning of the explosion, Lubrizol called in a private firefighting company, US Fire Pump, to assist local responders. According to MyStateline.com, Chemtool’s suggestion for Loomis was to hire a cleaning company and send Chemtool the bill. As evidenced in the aftermath of the Rouen disaster, Lubrizol’s push to take over recovery efforts in Rockton serve only its corporate and profit interests.
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand
The outsourced workers were usually given a small annual pay rise, but this was stopped by the government in May 2019. Karnataka building workers demand COVID-19 assistanceConstruction workers in Hassan, Karnataka demonstrated on July 2 demanding relief package for workers for COVID-19 infected workers. Thailand garment workers demand severance payAbout 300 former Brilliant Alliance Thai Global (BAT) garment workers demonstrated in Thailand on June 28. Woodside offshore maintenance workers’ strike in Western Australia enters third weekWorkers employed by contractor Legeneering at Woodside’s LNG floating platforms Ngujima Yin and Okha in Western Australia are maintaining four weeks of rolling strikes begun on June 25. Electrical Trades Union and the Offshore Alliance (OA) members, which include the Australian Workers Union and the Maritime Union of Australia, are fighting for a decent enterprise agreement.
Delta outbreak spiralling out of control in Sydney
Long lines of cars at inner-west Sydney COVID-19 testing station [Photo: WSWS Media]NSW authorities this morning reported 50 new infections, surpassing yesterday’s record of 44. Those numbers are higher than at any time since the outbreak was first detected on June 16. This indicates that the Delta variant, among the most transmissible in the world, is circulating widely throughout Sydney, Australia’s largest city with a population of over five million. As has been the case internationally, the Delta variant is changing the age demographic of those seriously stricken by the virus. Given the Sydney outbreak has spanned a little over three weeks, the number of recovered cases is far lower.
Democrats cover up links between fascist “trainers,” US Capitol Police and other police departments
These symbols continue to be prominently displayed on the Northern Red website and on company-run social media accounts. Harrison left Northern Red in 2020 to form his own company, Hades Consulting LLC, which, like Northern Red, caters to police departments and military personnel. (Instagram-Northern Red)* Trenton, New JerseyTrenton, New Jersey police shoot targets at Northern Red gun range. It is likely that other police departments and agencies have paid for the services of Potynsky, Harrison and similar far-right paramilitary contractors. All three men are either former or current Northern Red trainers and former US special operations soldiers.
Report finds extreme heatwaves would have been “virtually impossible” without global warming
Scientists from the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Switzerland collaborated to assess to what extent human-induced climate change made this heat wave hotter and more likely to occur. “Recent research suggests that climate change increases the chances for such stagnant high pressure systems in summer through weakening of the summer jet stream. Hence, more research is needed to understand the processes as well as potential influence of human-caused climate change on them.”The human impact in a region largely unprepared for such an extreme heat event cannot be overstated. An event like this, currently estimated to occur only once every 1000 years, would occur roughly every 5 to 10 years in that future world with 2 degrees Celsius of global warming. Human-caused climate change could be re-named “Capitalist-Caused Climate Change,” a more apt description given the science as we now understand it.
Volvo workers strike continues for second day in Ghent, Belgium
Volvo Cars workers in Ghent, Belgium continued their wildcat strike into a second day on Friday morning. The Ghent strike began with the morning shift on Thursday, when only a portion of workers started their shift. Workers gather outside the plant at Volvo Cars Ghent [Credit: Ik werk in de Gentse Automobiel Facebook]The Ghent strike developed as a wildcat action in a rebellion against an agreement reached between company management and the union. There is widespread support among the Ghent workers for the struggle in Virginia. In order to develop their struggle, the Volvo Ghent workers should draw the lessons from the struggle of their counterparts in the United States, who formed a rank-and-file committee, independent of the pro-company United Auto Workers union.
England’s Euro 2020: “National unity” in furtherance of “herd immunity”
The UK government’s organisation of the postponed 2020 European Football Championship has produced scenes of politically orchestrated insanity. Fans gather outside Wembley Stadium in London, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, ahead of the Euro 2020 soccer championship semifinal match between England and Denmark. In addition to the millions watching at home, 66,000 people were packed into Wembley Stadium in London. They are a cynical attempt to push a programme of herd immunity and weaken broader scientific consciousness and social responsibility. July 1, 2021 (Picture by Simon Dawson/No 10 Downing Street/Flickr)Behind the breathless rhetoric is a clear and reactionary political agenda.
Scotland leads Europe in coronavirus transmission
Tayside in northeast Scotland has the highest infection rate in Europe, with 1,223 new cases per 100,000 people recorded over the 14-day up to the July 7. The Scottish health boards of Fife and Lanarkshire also feature in the top 10 together with North-West England. According to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study app, 1 in 83 of all people in Scotland have COVID-19 against 1 in 159 across the UK. According to weekly data published by National Records of Scotland, coronavirus related deaths have also begun to climb, albeit from a low level. There were 21 COVID-19 related deaths in Scotland over the week ending July 4, up from 17 deaths recorded in the previous week.
RMT defends collaboration with UK government’s Rail Industry Recovery Group as opposition grows
The RMT, alongside other rail unions ASLEF, TSSA and Unite, has endorsed an Enabling Framework Agreement (EFA) with Network Rail and the train operating companies. An exposure of the RIRG’s terms of reference published by the WSWS on June 2 was widely read by transport workers. By their participation in the RIRG, the RMT, ASLEF, Unite and TSSA are endorsing its outrageous threats against rail workers. The Socialist Party’s concern is not the “capitalist media” but rail workers’ emerging opposition to the RMT’s dirty backroom deal. But the mask is slipping, social reality is asserting itself, and rail workers are beginning to see the truth.
Savas Michael-Matsas lauds nationalist forces in Donbass region of eastern Ukraine
But the claim that the Donetsk People’s Republic is a weapon in the struggle against these forces is utterly false. Pavel Gubarew (Photo: Andrew Butko, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)The current leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic are cut from the same cloth as Gubarev. The current interim president of the VRD is Dennis Pushilin, leader of the Russian nationalist party Donetsk Republic. Significantly, one of the speakers at the congress was the former representative of the Donetsk People’s Republic Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Darya Mitina. In the elections in Donbass on November 2, 2014, the KPDNR supported the candidacy of Sacharchenko and joined the parliamentary group of his Donetsk Republic party.
At least 52 young workers perish in Bangladesh factory fire
In yet another shocking inferno, at least 52 mostly teenage workers died in a sweatshop factory, when a blaze engulfed a multi-storey food and beverage factory, just outside Bangladesh’s capital of Dhaka, on Thursday night. A firefighter communicates with his colleagues on a walkie talkie inside the burnt food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 9, 2021. Almost none of the bodies recovered on Friday could be recognised, BSS reported, citing Fire Service and Civil Defence director Lieutenant Colonel Zillur Rahman. The country’s worst industrial disaster came the following year, when the eight-storey Rana Plaza garment factory complex outside Dhaka collapsed, killing more than 1,100 people. According to Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence statistics, 383 industrial fires occurred in 2020, 273 of them in apparel factories.
Notre Dame lead contamination lawsuit highlights criminality of Paris authorities, complicity of CGT union
(AP Photo/Francois Mori)In adults, lead poisoning can cause infertility, memory loss, and high blood pressure. In children, lead poisoning can cause severe developmental delay, learning difficulties, seizures and hearing loss. Furthermore, lead poisoning can occur from any contact with a lead-laden surface, meaning that the contamination around Notre Dame was a danger to anyone passing through the area. The CGT’s response to Notre Dame lead contamination was a harbinger of their crucial support to the herd immunity policy of the EU and Macron in response to COVID-19 a year later. Efforts to repair Notre Dame have been marred by controversy from its outset.
Far-right National Rally backs Le Pen as 2022 French presidential candidate
Last weekend, France’s neo-fascist National Rally (RN) assembled for its congress in Perpignan, which endorsed Marine Le Pen as the RN’s presidential candidate and president of the party. Far-right leader Marine le Pen attends a press conference in Toulon, southern France, June 17, 2021. On election night, as journalists spoke of a crisis of French democracy, Le Pen, visibly frustrated, blamed her voters. Le Pen renamed the old National Front (FN) the National Rally and demanded the RN avoid hailing the Holocaust and other crimes of 20th-century European fascism. In her address to the congress, Le Pen made clear that no profound differences separate her positions from theirs, by saluting the RN’s fascist heritage.
Combined US federal and state unemployment claims rose to 470,000 last week
According to the report, 373,000 jobless workers applied for state unemployment benefits, a slight increase over the previous week, and an additional 99,000 filed for assistance under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)The DOL report also found that more than 14.2 million Americans were still receiving some form of unemployment payment through June 19. States that have not announced plans to terminate benefits early saw a 4 percent decline in continued unemployment claims through May. This hinders the drive to utilize the pandemic to further cut wages and increase the exploitation of the working class. Even with the temporary $300-a-week federal supplement, the combined total of state and federal benefits falls far short of meeting the basic needs of working class families.
Bond market points to lower US growth
The US bond market has been sending out signals that the much-vaunted US economic recovery could be short-lived. On Thursday, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond fell to 1.29 percent, down from a high of 1.75 percent at the end of March. Rising bond prices and the consequent fall in yields (the two have an inverse relationship) are generally taken as an indication of lower growth as investors seek a safe haven. A New York Times article noted that whereas the expectation had been for higher growth, the shift in the bond market pointed to a “reversal of that narrative” suggesting that a “period of slower growth” could lie ahead. She indicated that the lower bond yields reflected “an increasing sense of the downside risk to the global economy.”The meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers being held in Venice is expected to issue similar warnings.
CDC says vaccinated teachers and students don’t need masks
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, further loosening guidelines for reopening schools even as COVID-19 cases surge throughout the country. The CDC likewise advised schools to reopen even if they cannot guarantee three feet of distance between students. Teachers condemned the CDC’s mandate, which will inevitably lead to the deaths of students, teachers and family members. Cases and hospitalizations across the US are climbing in line with every other nation that has seen the Delta variant dominate. Yet, the CDC has advised that vaccinated people should not be tested unless they are symptomatic.
Sri Lankan government uses coronavirus laws to ban protests
Addressing cooperative society representatives on Monday, President Gotabhaya Rajapakse hinted at a complete abandonment of the existing limited health restrictions. A day after the DGHS guidelines were announced, police moved to end all protests, declaring that participants were violating the quarantine laws. Five people were arrested, including Duminda Nagamuwa, a Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) leader. Thirty-one people were arrested, including several leaders of the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) and the Ceylon Teachers Union general secretary, Joseph Stalin. Democratic and social rights are incompatible with the continued existence of the capitalist system in Sri Lanka.
Thousands of Turkish electricity workers launch wildcat strike wave
Thousands of energy workers in cities across Turkey are going on wildcat strikes against misery contracts imposed on them amid the social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. After the April 30 action, when 2,000 Beda? electricity workers in Istanbul launched a wildcat strike defying a strike ban, now thousands of electricity workers in Istanbul, Ankara, Adana and Zonguldak have spontaneously walked off the job. Energy workers generally earn near to minimum wage, i.e., a little over 3,000 Turkish liras (US$350). The energy workers’ rebellion against the unions, defying the strike ban, is part of an international upsurge of the class struggle. On their way back, Tahir Çetin, chairman of the Independent Mining Workers’ Union, and miner Ali Faik Inter lost their lives in a traffic accident reportedly due to exhaustion, increasing workers’ anger.
Warrior Met Coal strike in Alabama reaches 100th day amid increased company violence
Warrior Met Coal miners remain kept in the dark on negotiations by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) as their strike reached its 100th day on Friday amid intensified violence by Warrior Met Coal employees. The entire labor bureaucracy has likewise attempted to spin gold from the miners’ struggle. Workers are not complacent; this is obvious in the resolve of Warrior Met pickets, and it is increasingly obvious throughout the US. In 2016, the UMWA pushed a contract upon Warrior Met miners that resulted in the longest hours for the least pay of any unionized mine in the country. We urge all Warrior Met miners to contact the World Socialist Web Site today to take up this fight.
Union to Kansas Frito-Lay workers: Don’t ask for wage increases
To get in touch with someone at the World Socialist Web Site to discuss forming a rank-and-file committee, Frito-Lay workers can email fritolayrfc@gmail.com or text (785) 816–1505. Workers walked out after voting down a contract proposal for the fourth time this year, a deal backed by the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) union. Striking Frito-Lay workers are fighting to put an end to years of stagnating, poverty-level wages along with brutal mandatory overtime schedules, problems confronting ever-broader sections of the working class. “That the union membership rejected this fully recommended agreement suggests union leadership is out of touch with the sentiments of Frito-Lay employees. To get in touch with someone at the World Socialist Web Site to discuss forming a rank-and-file committee, Frito-Lay workers can email fritolayrfc@gmail.com or text (785) 816–1505.
As European governments demand population “live with” COVID-19 surge, workers must take up a socialist strategy
The policy of the ruling class means the continuation of the pandemic and, with it, mass death and social devastation. The only social force able to stop this war on society is the international working class. Today this forced retreat by the ruling class has ended. Everything now depends on the working class adopting a new axis of struggle and building the leadership necessary to fight for it. The working class must mount a unified fightback.
Volvo Trucks workers in Virginia reject third consecutive sellout deal, in massive rebuke of UAW
During the vote itself, workers reported that UAW officials were actively campaigning outside the union hall for a “yes” vote. Throughout the month-long strike, the UAW sought to isolate the Volvo Trucks workers, not even informing its members that the strike was taking place. Opposition to the UAW-backed agreements has been organized by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee (VWRFC), which issued a statement calling for a “no” vote. The development of the strike now requires its expansion to Volvo-Mack workers, other Volvo workers, and all auto workers. Sign up today to join the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee or a solidarity committee.
Volvo workers vote down third UAW-backed agreement: Live updates
The striking Volvo workers have been encouraged by the statements of support they have received from Volvo workers and other auto workers in the US and internationally. Full Report and VideoStatement of the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee calling for rejection of the third tentative agreementThis statement was published by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee in advance of the vote on Thursday. The Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee calls on workers to vote “no” on the new Tentative Agreement brought back by the UAW. Full ReportAustralian postal workers support striking Volvo workers in the USThe latest meeting of the Australian Postal Workers Rank-and-File Committee unanimously passed a resolution in solidarity with striking Volvo workers in Dublin, Virginia. The fight against this reaction must be advanced by expanding the Volvo Workers’ Rank-and-File Committee and strengthening its collaboration with other workers internationally.
Hyundai and GM Korea autoworkers vote to strike
On July 7, workers at Hyundai Motors, the country’s largest auto manufacturer, approved a walk-out, which followed a similar vote two days earlier by GM Korea workers. GM Korea workers rally against the US carmaker’s plan to close the plant in Seoul, South Korea, Feb. 28, 2018. GM Korea, where jobs have been slashed in recent years, voted to strike with 76.5 percent of workers voicing approval. The KMWU’s GM Korea branch has 7,635 members and 6,613 took part in the vote. Workers at Hyundai, GM Korea, and throughout the auto industry must not allow the KMWU to isolate them once more.
Best Washing Machines 2021: What To Buy And Why
Serdar Acar / EyeEm Getty ImagesBattling with a broken washing machine or looking for an upgrade? Washer-dryersBuying both a washing machine and a tumble dryer can be pricey and take up a lot of space. The "washer" part works like any standard washing machine, while the "dryer" part works like a heat-pump tumble dryer. On test, we’ve found that washer-dryers usually aren’t as good as a separate washing machine and tumble dryer. All washing machines should have the same standard programmes included but some brands will include extra cycles for specific washes.
Fans Praise Kourtney Kardashian for Sharing an 'Unedited' Thong Bikini Photo: 'Way to Empower'
Kourtney Kardashian's fans have been praising her for her latest thong bikini pic after noticing the photo seemed to be unretouched. Kardashian, 42, hasn't been afraid to keep things real when it comes to her body. We're all shaped differently, and that's my body, and I'm proud of it so that's how I respond to the negative comments." Kourtney Kardashian Credit: Kourtney Kardashian/InstagramIn another instance, when someone assumed Kardashian was pregnant, the mom of three clapped back to say she's proud of her curves. She added, "I have given birth three amazing times and this is the shape of my body."
A Beginner's Guide to Cycling: The Best Bikes, Trails, Safety Tips, and More
One day a week, incorporate speed, Parsons says. And then take as much time as you need to fully recover before you repeat that all-out effort. For your first session, Parsons suggests doing five work/rest intervals (going hard, then going slow to let your heart rate come back down is one complete interval). Do those five intervals, then ride easy for 5 to 10 minutes, and repeat the five intervals again. You'll know you're going hard enough on the intervals if you can only get a word or two out.
Ant Anstead Is Apparently “Excited About Life” Again Amid New Relationship with Renée Zellweger
Ant Anstead and Renée Zellweger may have only started dating at the beginning of June, but both are apparently already very excited about the direction their new relationship is headed. According to an Us Weekly source, Anstead is once again “excited about life and excited in general.” That excitement, they say, is of course due in part to his new romance, but also all of the big opportunities he has going on in his life right now. The insider continued, “Part of it can be because he’s dating Renée, but he definitely was excited about doing this project and he seems excited to do all the various projects he’s working on. He’s successful because he’s good at what he does.”And this week, the new couple have also been bringing that scene-stealing chemistry to the streets, running errands around Laguna Beach, lounging on balconies, and generally engaging in some light PDA. Another source previously told People that the spark between Anstead and Zellweger is undeniable.
The Differences (and Similarities) Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may share a name, but there are as many things different about them as there are similar. Type 1 diabetes represents less than 5% of diabetes cases, and type 2 diabetes 90 to 95%. Type 2 diabetes, originally called adult-onset diabetes, mostly affects adults, but the age at diagnosis is getting younger. This is a sign of insulin resistance, which is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes but not type 1 diabetes. Only type 2 diabetes can be preventedThere's no way to prevent type 1 diabetes, but you can help prevent type 2 with lifestyle modifications.
Naomi Osaka Thanks Meghan Markle For Her Support After French Open Withdrawal
Following Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open in May in order to protect her mental health, the young tennis star received an outpouring of support from a number of high-profile fans, including Meghan Markle. There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing. I also want to thank those in the public eye who have supported, encouraged and offered such kind words. Michelle Obama, Michael Phelps, Steph Curry, Novak Djokovic, Meghan Markle, to name a few." Osaka also appeared on her and Prince Harry's first podcast episode for Archewell Audio in which various guests reflected on their 2020.
Why you should be investing - and how to get started
A lack of confidence is one of the main barriers stopping women from progressing on from saving to investing. But investing can put you in a stronger position financially, with potentially higher returns on your money says Morrissey, financier and campaigner and former head of personal investing at Legal & General Investment Management. ‘There hasn't been a five-year period in history where people haven’t done better by investing, so your money will grow. So, when it comes to long-term savings, investing can in fact make your money work harder for you. But investing is not akin to gambling and it isn’t all that complicated once you get started.
Not Many Rom-Coms Have Won Best Picture—But at Least the Original, Perfect One Did
It remains one of only three films to win the “top five”: best picture, director, actor, actress, and screenplay. (The other two, for you trivia friends, are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Silence of the Lambs.) For anyone looking to get into Old Hollywood or learn about the screwball-comedy genre, It Happened One Night is an ideal starting point. Take a listen to the episode above, and find Little Gold Men on Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you get your podcasts. — Sign up for the “HWD Daily” newsletter for must-read industry and awards coverage—plus a special weekly edition of “Awards Insider.”
Tony Hale: No One Does Funny-Strange Better, and He’s No Slouch at Funny-Ha Ha
He’s playing estranged twins in Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society, an imaginative and intricately detailed young adult series that aims to dig into the appetite created by the Harry Potter-verse. Like so many stories for children, Benedict Society backgrounds the tragedy so that the story can focus on infernal machines and secret messages. Vanity Fair: Is your daughter old enough to watch Mysterious Benedict Society? When she was younger, she couldn’t watch Veep, she really couldn’t get into Arrested. Hale in The Mysterious Benedict Society.
Cannes’s Opening Films Prove Its Limits as an Oscar Launchpad
For decades the Cannes Film Festival has helped establish and sometimes stretch the definition of an “Oscar movie,” setting up auteurs ranging from Quentin Tarantino to Bong Joon Ho for their first shots at Academy gold. A star-driven title directed by an international star, opening night film Annette was the first to go through a round of awards-buzz assessment. This was not going to be an Oscar movie. Anyway, so yes, here we are, assessing Oscar buzz at Cannes so far by telling you, reader, that there really isn’t much—at least in the obvious titles. — Sign up for the “HWD Daily” newsletter for must-read industry and awards coverage—plus a special weekly edition of “Awards Insider.”
Prince William Is Back on the Polo Field
After years away from his favorite sport due in part to the global pandemic, Prince William was able to return to the polo field on Friday to engage in some light competition all in the name of charity. The last time the Duke of Cambridge publicly saddled up his horse and grabbed his mallet was in 2019 at the King Power Royal Charity Polo Match at Billingbear Polo Club where he played and won against his brother Prince Harry's team. The Duchess of Cambridge wasn't able to take in her husband's polo prowess this time around, however, as she's been self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19 last week. Because of his wife's current predicament, William has been left to perform many of their royal couple duties solo. And, on Wednesday, he attended the UEFA Euro 2020 semifinals alongside Danish royals Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to cheer on their respective countries to victory.
“Would You Send Your Own Son Or Daughter?”: Biden Faces Republican Hawks’ Wrath Over Afghanistan Drawdown
The GOP may have undergone a MAGA makeover in recent years, but there appears to be one area where the Republican establishment is holding firm. “President Biden is going to own these ugly images,” McCaul told Fox News last week. McMaster, who have blamed the quagmire in Afghanistan on a failure of political leaders to adequately sell Americans on the effort and of the media to cheerlead the operation. “After 20 years...I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome,” Biden said Thursday. “The United States cannot afford to remain tethered to policies creating a response to a world as it was 20 years ago.”
Our 2021 Emmy Nomination Predictions
The likeliest freshman nominee, anyway, is Netflix’s frothy Bridgerton, whose escapist pleasures will be too hard to resist for the Television Academy. Jonathan Majors is similarly a one-chance nominee after it was announced Lovecraft Country won’t return to HBO. That’s good news too, for Mj Rodriguez, who appears primed to finally make history as the first trans lead-acting Emmy nominee for Pose’s final season. If the Emmys decide to fill all eight slots, look to six-time Emmy winner John Lithgow for his work on Perry Mason and Jonathan Bailey’s rakish Anthony from Bridgerton to round it out. Although if Bailey misses the cut, that’s okay, because he’ll get to compete in the leading-actor category next year.
Watch Eighth Grader Zaila Avant-garde Win the 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee
With those letters in that order, Zaila Avant-garde made history and became the first African American to win the 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee, which aired last night on ESPN. The fourteen year old from Harvey, Louisiana took the crown by correctly spelling “murraya,” a genus of tropic and Asiatic trees. Despite the judges refusing to confirm whether the name “Murray” was contained in the word murraya, Avant-garde nailed the spelling and let out a celebratory twirl after winning the competition. Avant-garde is the second Black person ever to win the spelling bee, following Jody-Anne Maxwell, who represented Jamaica in 1998. Now that she's conquered world records and the spelling bee, she her sights set on playing basketball at Harvard.
“Black Widow” Redeemed: How Fan Outcry Saved Scarlett Johansson’s Superhero
A moment of playful teasing between sisters in Marvel’s new Black Widow film actually stands as a not-so-subtle critique about how far the superhero secret agent has come in the decade since Scarlett Johansson started playing her. The consensus so far is that the Black Widow stand-alone, directed by Cate Shortland, finally gets the character right. But Black Widow had much further to go. Powering that journey, Johansson said, was the people who loved her the most: Black Widow fans. The question of “When will Black Widow get a stand-alone?” is one Johansson has had to endure for more than a decade.
Yes, That Greta Gerwig-Margot Robbie Barbie Movie Is Actually Happening
Not only is the Barbie movie happening, but the director-star pairing of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie couldn’t be better. Sony had already commissioned and chucked different concepts, including one crafted by Diablo Cody and another meant to star Amy Schumer. At that point, the studio was setting up the film as a vehicle for Robbie. Speaking with British Vogue, Robbie said she was aware a Barbie film “comes with a lot of nostalgic baggage” and that some are eager to criticize, but hearing that Gerwig is writing and directing usually gets people to clam up. Gerwig previously directed Little Women and Lady Bird and co-directed the aughts time capsule Nights and Weekends with Joe Swanberg.
Stillwater Is a Difficult, Curious Film About Havoc Wreaked By Americans Abroad
What a strange thing, to sit in a theater in France and watch an American movie about France. Though, I’m not sure that Stillwater—the new film from Spotlight director Tom McCarthy, which premiered here at Cannes on Thursday—is actually about France. From one vantage point, Stillwater may just be a sentimental and lurid riff on the infamous Amanda Knox case. But I think McCarthy has something bigger in mind, which he pokes at intriguingly throughout his movie’s considerable sprawl. It’s rather remarkable that a big Hollywood studio is releasing this difficult, curious film.
Drake and Johanna Leia Have Cozy Date Alone at Dodger Stadium
He and model Johanna Leia were spotted alone at a romantic table along the third base line at Dodger Stadium by a Los Angeles news chopper. The pair also had custom-made Dodgers jerseys, hers saying “Johanna” and his saying “The Boy.” Both had the number 8. (The current Dodger with the number 8 is Zach McKinstry, who is likely honored by this or very worried.) The Dodgers organization told ABC 7 that “Drake made a sizable donation to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation in order to make his Dodger Stadium dinner date a reality.”Drake and Leia first started appearing in public in June. Her son is the UCLA-bound high school basketball star Amari Bailey and is teammates with LeBron James’s son, Bronny.
Britney Spears Is Reportedly “Doing Well” and “Feels Like She Finally Has a Voice”
Now that she’s said her piece in court and seen the public’s outpouring of love and support in response, Britney Spears is reportedly starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after years of ongoing litigation surrounding her conservatorship. And on Tuesday, her mother, Lynne Spears, also filed a petition requesting that her daughter be permitted to hire her own lawyer to represent her. She feels like things are moving in the right direction. She feels like she finally has a voice.”“She is beyond grateful for all the support,” the insider added. She is in constant contact with [her mom]—Lynne is doing everything she can to help Britney.
“I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Go Back”: Return-to-Office Agita Is Sweeping Silicon Valley
Employees’ ability to interact—to collaborate, to meet and discuss strategies, to be creative in groups, to reach important deadlines—would falter. at work in the background, allowed people, and in turn businesses, to thrive in their new environs. In most instances, the people I’ve spoken to are doing everything they can to not be called back to the physical office. “I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the office,” he told me. Mark Zuckerberg said last year that remote workers could make up as much as 50% of Facebook’s workforce in the next decade.
Study: Many YouTube Users Regret What They’ve Clicked On
In a new Mozilla study, thousands of crowdsourced volunteers reported that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm referred them to videos that they regretted watching. Seventy-one percent of such views were of videos recommended by YouTube’s artificial intelligence, which is designed to keep users glued to the app. also recommended users watch videos that it later removed from the site, the report said. In response to Mozilla, YouTube asserted that users are pleased with the site's algorithmic suggestions. To combat these algorithmic trends, Mozilla recommended that individual users review their personal YouTube history and delete content or searches that they feel could negatively influence the platform's A.I.
“F--k Him”: Rupert Murdoch Reportedly Made the Call to Bury Trump’s Election Night Dreams in a Shallow Grave
Frankly, we did win this election.” Obviously that wasn’t true at all—Trump hadn’t won anything because not all of the votes had been counted yet. Still, in some states it had become clear that he was very likely going to lose, hence Fox News’s decision to declare Arizona for Joe Biden. “The election desk,” Hemmer said, adding that the network’s decision was going to be aired imminently. Arnon Mishkin who leads the FOX News Decision Desk made the Arizona call on election night and FOX News Media President Jay Wallace was then called in the control room. Biden ultimately won Arizona by roughly 10,000 votes.
For the First Time in History, the Queen’s Buckingham Palace Gardens Are Open to Visitors
Visitors to Buckingham Palace this week have the opportunity to make history, as the Queen has opened up the palace gardens to the public for the very first time. The lawns and beds were first laid down by the Duke of Buckingham, who owned the palace before the Royal Family. Prince William met with members of the NHS in the palace gardens earlier this week. While the gardens are vast they are tended by a team of just eleven gardeners who work at Buckingham Palace and Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’ official London residence. Mark Lane, the head gardener, has been at the palace since the 1970s, and is so connected with the history of the palace gardens that one of the scuttle flies discovered in the gardens has been named Megaselia Marklanei.
Why New York Matters: The Hive’s Chris Smith on the State of the World’s Greatest City
This week veteran Hive correspondent Chris Smith talks to cohost Joe Hagan about the winner of the Democratic primary for New York mayor, Eric Adams, his journey toward the most powerful office in the city, and what his prospective mayoralty means for Black Americans, the police department, the city’s youth, and the national conversation. Smith has been covering city politics for more than two decades, through Mike Bloomberg’s three terms and Bill de Blasio’s eight tumultuous years, and understands better than most the risks and opportunities for a city trying to reinvent itself after the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests of last summer. Can a former policeman and savvy self-promoter like Adams lower crime and shepherd the city to prosperity? Smith explains it all. Join Vanity Fair to receive full access to VF.com and the complete online archive now.
The O.G. Gossip Girl’s Wildest, Weirdest, and Most Problematic Story Lines
Throughout the series, characters expel people from the Big Apple as punishment for getting too close to their inner circle. This was most famously done at the end of season three when Jenny Humphrey (Taylor Momsen, looking to leave G.G. Did we mention that Blair and Louis’s royal reception is held at…New York City’s St. Regis Hotel? Despite the potential for juicy story lines surrounding a high-powered family’s attempts to enter the political sphere, this story line is ultimately toothless. Bart Bass Coming Back to LifeNo conversation about problematic papas would be complete without Bartholomew Bass (Robert John Burke), who is shockingly offed in Gossip Girl’s second season.
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Career Girl: How Hermès’s Christine Nagel Got The Chicest Job In Beauty
Of all the noses in the industry, Christine Nagel’s role might be the chicest: Hermès’s in-house perfumier. Lately, Christine has introduced the third Hermès Twilly fragrance, Twilly d’Hermès Eau Ginger. It might be that one of the perfumes is the first item somebody can buy from Hermès, so it’s my responsibility to put all of the Hermès values into the bottle, paying careful attention to detail. “My job is the most beautiful job on earth and I love everything about it, but there are a few important moments that happen [in my process]. Sometimes, I actually follow people to make sure that I’m smelling the fragrance I’m thinking of.
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Little Simz Takes Us On A Deep Dive Into Her Most Personal, Painful Album Yet
“I wanted to turn it inward a lot more,” says Little Simz, about her upcoming 19-track album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. Although to begin with, she had no set vision of what she would create, the title came to her early on. “People think because you’re introverted, you’re shy, or you’re not confident or know how to speak up for yourself. It’s “very artsy – it’s my most ambitious album project to date for sure”. Although Simz started the project in LA, her vision really came together back home in London.
What’s All This Fresh Drama About “Cat Person”?
Four years after the release of “Cat Person” – a short story about a hookup gone wrong written by author Kristen Roupenian for The New Yorker – we’re somehow debating it again, as though the furor that accompanied its initial reception wasn’t enough. Below, get all the answers to your questions about why, exactly, the story is back in the ether. For the uninitiated: what is “Cat Person” anyway? A dalliance that initially seems sweet quickly turns sour, though, when the two share a less-than-exciting sexual encounter; soon, Robert is texting Margot to call her a whore. On Thursday, writer Alexis Nowicki published a story in Slate titled “‘Cat Person’ and Me,” alleging that Roupenian drew specific details from her life to inform her portrayals of Margot and Robert.
Serious Question: Why Are We All So Obsessed With Yacht PDA?
After Aperol Spritzing through Tuscany, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde surfaced on a yacht this week. After all, it’s July, also known as yacht season, an annual micro-season within summer in which super-celebrities and moguls embark on luxe floating vacations, often with sparkling, sexual overtones. Beyoncé has been known to yacht dive from great heights (once from an aptly titled rental yacht named the Halo) on yachting jaunts with Jay-Z to Capri and Croatia. In 2019, Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp ardently made out aboard a yacht off Capri, as Italy is the unofficial global epicentre of yacht season. In an interview with GQ, he recalled “waking up to all these pictures, and feeling embarrassed, and looking like a real nob... And then people are like, ‘This is a PR stunt.’ A PR stunt?!
All Of The Best – And Most Glamorous – Beauty Looks At Cannes Film Festival
Ah, Cannes. The glittering film festival peaks our interest every year as actors and models flock to the French seaside town. Since so many of us have been void of this kind of glamour for over a year, isn’t it simply wonderful to live vicariously through the celebrities that grace the red carpet there? While the outfits are one thing, the beauty looks have also been impeccable and leave us all with food for thought as we approach freedom day. Whether it’s that grey hair that is everywhere courtesy of Andie MacDowell and co, Jessica Chastain’s show-stopping red lip or Jodie Turner-Smith’s elegant updos, here British Vogue takes a look at the best and most beautiful hair and make-up at Cannes.
“Why Do I Find It Impossible To Focus Anymore?”
There are others, of course – there’s the fretfulness over touching, an itchiness that spreads as somebody approaches for a hug, Jaws music playing. There’s the talking to oneself, a habit that alerts others to the infinite shame of your inner life. After quietly working hard for years, learning how to communicate with our fellow humans, it’s chastening to realise how quickly those skills can fall away. Instead of listening, you are burrowing deeper into yourself – is that the person who tweeted the anti-mask meme? I have forgotten what to do with my face when I’m showing interest; are my eyebrows being weird?
8 Buzzy Brands Championed By Iris Law To Shop Now
Zeitgeisty “photo dumps” and experimental style turns are customary for Gen Z-ers like Iris Law. As a young fashion aficionado, she regularly name-checks designers of the moment. Instagram content View on InstagramWhen she isn’t posing in a glitzy dress dripping with gems, she’s using her platform to promote lesser-known talents. Numerous buzzy brands have been spotlighted by the young actor – introduced to her 439,000 followers via an artsy selfie or sun-kissed holiday snap. (In Vogue’s pages, she appears with her signature brunette hue, but she has now dyed her buzz and eyebrows bleach blonde, providing a stark contrast for her colourful outfits.)
Women Can Now Get The Contraceptive Pill Without A Prescription – Finally
Which is why a landmark ruling allowing women, for the first time ever, to buy the contraceptive pill over-the-counter in the UK has been hailed as a major win for women. From the end of July, women will be given access to two brands of progesterone-only tablets from pharmacies in the UK – without a prescription. Gaining access to the contraceptive pill has proved challenging for many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Research from MSI found that more than 36 per cent of women were unsure about how to access contraception during last year. “Progestogen-only contraceptive pills are safe, reliable, easy to use and are an incredibly popular contraceptive method.
Struggling To Stay Mindful? This Is The App To Try Now
Mindfulness is one such tool, which has been shown to support our physical and psychological wellbeing, reduce loneliness and improve attention levels. But while we can ostensibly be mindful wherever we are and whenever we feel like it, sometimes we need a little helping hand. To that end, Apple’s new and improved Breathe app for for Apple Watch (or WatchOS8) now keeps breathwork and mindful moments at your wrist, for some assistance whenever you want it. The Reflect sessions “bring more mindful moments into the day in ways that are convenient and organic – and aren’t something you have to make a big investment in,” says Arney. “It’s a simple way to direct and focus your thoughts, and we see it as training for your mind.
Alessandro Michele & Gucci Go Sky High With A Rainbow Of Gems
Gucci’s garden of delights is a gemmologist’s fantasy – a high jewellery collection that doesn’t just play with the “big four” gems (diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby) but runs amok with the full rainbow of precious stones. The second high jewellery collection for Gucci, designed by the brand’s creative director Alessandro Michele, this year’s Hortus Deliciarum (Latin for “Garden of Delights” and the same name as the first collection in 2019) is a gigantic 130-pieces strong. Divided into four chapters, it is ostensibly inspired by the sky and “looking up”. Waterfalls, forest canopies, shooting stars, and celestial phenomena make up Chapter One, while the colours of sunset and twilight inform Chapter Two. The third takes its cues from rose gardens (perhaps Michele imagined himself as a tiny creature in the earth looking up?)
Juergen Teller Turns Designer For Palace
“As lots of fashion designers are photographing their campaigns themselves now, I thought fuck it, I’ll design my own clothes,” says Juergen Teller. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The front of the tee which features two of Juergen’s favourite things: smoking and football. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The cigarettes on this hoodie were all smoked by Karl Ove Knausgard. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021The collection – as “unexpected, unguarded, provocative and often quite lol” as his exposed photos themselves – features tees, totes, shirts hoodies and boards. © Juergen Teller, All Rights Reserved 2021 The Palace Juergen Teller logo we can expect to see streetwear fans wearing proudly soon.
The Gareth Southgate Guide To Being A Thoroughly Decent Guy
My north, my Southgate, my east, my west. “I wanna be like Gareth,” Wright said, when questioned on his choice of match attire. “It looks better on him,” sniped Roy Keane (trapped inside Roy Keane’s grizzly body, it seems, is Regina George). “I just wanna be like Gareth.”As he prepares to lead the England team to their very first final at Euro 2020, facing Italy at Wembley on Sunday 11 July, enjoy the Gareth Southgate guide to being a thoroughly decent man. He eschews anything glitzy, spending his downtime dog-walking, fishing and eating “Fat Rascal” scones at Bettys Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate.
12 upcoming superhero movies and TV shows that we can’t wait to watch after ‘Black Widow’
After years and years of fans demanding a solo Black Widow film, the overlords at Marvel finally heard the frantic prayers and decided to feature the Russian assassin in her own standalone film. Releasing on July 9, the movie will give us a much-needed glimpse into what made Natasha Romanoff the Black Widow. This is not the only exciting news on the superhero movies front. Here are all the exciting new superhero movies and TV shows on the horizon that you can look forward to as you watch Black Widow this weekend. The Suicide Squad (2021)Director James Gunn is taking on the mantle of making DC Comics’ Suicide Squad cool again after the debacle that was the first movie.
10 genius haircare secrets we’ve learned from celebrity hairstylists
From the red carpet to catching the red-eye, you’ll rarely ever spot Bollywood’s best with a hair out of place. We looked back at all the celebrity hairstylists who have chatted with Vogue and sifted through our conversations for their best learnings. You are essentially boiling your hair, when the heat hits the water in your hair it boils it's creating steam. However, detection is the first step to recovery and celebrity hairstylist Amit Thakur has a handy hack to diagnose hair damage. Needless to say, an effective heat protection serum is your hair’s best defence against heated tools.
Everything you need to know before you get a keratin hair treatment
We asked the pros what you need to know because you book an in-salon protein treatment appointment. On the other hand, a person with wavy hair would end up with straight and polished hair," she says. Does a keratin hair treatment work for everyone? “Before you head out to the salon, double-check whether a keratin treatment would be suitable to your hair. According to most hairstylists, hair with curly or frizzy textures are best suited to undergo a keratin treatment.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan name their second child Jeh
In the midst of the lockdown earlier this year, Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second child. The news is said to have been confirmed by Kapoor Khan's father, Randhir Kapoor. The timing of little Jeh's name announcement couldn't have been better, and you'll agree if you follow Kareena Kapoor Khan on Instagram. Just hours ago, the star also took to social media to drop the cover of her upcoming book, a maternity and motherhood guide titled Kareena Kapoor Khan' Pregnancy Bible. There were good days and bad days; some days I was raring to go to work and others where I struggled to get out of bed."
Mariska Hargitay and The Cinema Society Host an Undercover Party in Honor of Marvel’s Black Widow
A notable crowd turned up for the private screening of Black Widow at the East Hampton movie theater, hosted by The Cinema Society. Amongst the many thrill-seekers were: David Harbour, Mariska Hargitay and Peter Hermann, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Pompeo, Chris Ivery, Brooke Shields, Zachary Quinto, and Christie Brinkley. A light soirée followed the premiere at the East Hampton ‘hideout’ belonging to Hargitay. A summer buffet was served with all of the season’s favorites, from lobster rolls and mac & cheese to sweet bites of peach cobbler and brownies hand-decorated with the Black Widow logo. Black Widow hits theaters Friday, July 9.
Ond?ej Cikán: Mít trému je normální
Ond?ej Cikán: Mít trému je normální Vogue Leaders 9. Šéfovat lidem není o tom držet je v práci strachem. Pokud se n?kdo z vás stal nov? šéfem a je z toho nervózní, mám pro vás dobrou zprávu. Stejn? jako je normální, že nevíme vše. Ond?ej Cikán je moderátorem s dlouholetou praxí, poslední t?i roky se zam??uje také na mediální a brand consulting.
18 Clever Travel Accessories to Ensure a Bon Voyage
Travel bans are, at last, slowly lifting, which means now is the perfect moment to dust off that old suitcase and stock up on new travel accessories. Whether you’re thinking of escaping to a Caribbean island or plotting a long-awaited voyage to Europe, grabbing a few clever gadgets and tools will make the journey that much more enjoyable. One that’s filled with zip-up compartments and looks just as chic as any handbag. Béis has a 21-inch roller that’ll keep up with you and your style as you’re dashing through airport terminals. Whatever your needs may be during the revenge travel season, you’ll find 18 of the best travel accessories to enhance the experience, below.
A Triple Play in Rome: Three Designers Win Who Is On Next? Talent Prizes
Tarantini, who worked for Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, among others, gave up ornamentation almost exclusively when he launched ATXV. More importantly, in the cause of unity, he abandoned gender binaries, a concept that is only now gaining traction in the industry. For now he’s focusing on tops (with a sort of dancer in the studio vibe) and intricately draped and twisted dresses. He works in jersey on a form, manipulating the material in ways that display the body, the most essential building block. “It’s time to be ourselves,” the designer said.
This New Rooftop Bar Boasts Never-Before Seen Views of New York City
When the appropriately named Panorama Room opens its doors later this month, on the 18th floor of the first and only hotel on Roosevelt Island, it will offer a new way to see New York City. Roosevelt Island isn’t typically at the top of many must-do lists for NYC. Even locals hardly ever make it to the island, which is often confused with Randall’s Island or Governor’s Island (both seeming to be more popular). Call Mom is run by New York City natives Marc Rose and Med Abrous, but this is their first venue in the city, marking an exciting homecoming for the duo—even as they were skeptical of launching a restaurant on Roosevelt Island and being able to attract guests. “When we came out to visit for the first time and we stood on this half-built building, we were just captivated by this perspective of New York City that we had never seen before,” says Abrous.
15 Vogue Editors On the Chicest and Most Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Work This Summer
We’re slipping on our summer work shoes and headed to the office—even if it’s just two days a week. Look to Vogue staffers, who all have very different opinions on comfortable and stylish summer work shoes. Below, a roundup of the best summer work shoe from those who study them closely. The shoes that seem to work unconditionally with this silhouette are espadrilles, and Castañer, the historic Barcelona-based shoemakers, make the best ones. and they are my new go-to summer shoe.
A Michelin-Level Dinner, in Your Dining Room: A Guide to the New On-Demand Party Services
So it was with the grace of Dionysus that a few weeks before my second pandemic birthday, I stumbled upon Savour. As Bronson van Wyck, author of Born to Party, Forced to Work, sums it up: “We’re all ready for a true rager. A dish designed by chef Yann Nury. Meanwhile, famed French chef Yann Nury has turned his 1985 Land Rover into a roaming happy hour, making stops in the Hamptons, Nantucket, and Rhode Island. “Hospitality—the act of breaking bread together—has in many ways never been more present,” muses van Wyck, “with one key difference: It’s more-is-more for the people who matter the most.”
Try Out These Tinted Sunglasses This Summer
A good pair of sunglasses are transformative—they hold the power to instantly elevate any outfit. After so much time spent indoors, this summer calls for new shades to sport while out and about. While there are countless covetable pairs on the market, summer 2021 runways whetted our palettes for the return of tinted sunglasses. The trend references the early 2000s, but in 2021 houses like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Burberry, Tom Ford, and Ports 1961 are taking a modern approach to tinted frames. Here, shop the tinted sunglasses to scoop up this summer.
Show Some Skin In These Summery Mini Dresses
The weather is heating up and people are heading out, marking the return of leg-baring mini dresses. The spring 2021 runways featured fun and carefree mini silhouettes that felt lighthearted (not to mention heatwave-friendly). The punchy and printed iterations that graced the runways at Chanel, Miu Miu, and Versace felt like an official stamp of optimism. The best mini dresses on the market are versatile, and can be worn from day to night effortlessly. Here, shop mini dresses that will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long.
Attersee’s Isabel Wilkinson Schor on the Subtly Scented Body Lotion She Uses as a Perfume
When the pandemic forced Isabel Wilkinson Schor, the well-traveled former digital director of T Magazine, to shelter in place with her husband and young daughter last year, she, like so many others suddenly confined to their homes, found herself consumed with wanderlust. “I envisioned this dreamy seaside vacation,” Wilkinson Schor recalls. At the same time, as she toggled between FaceTime fittings and Zoom meetings with Italian textile mills, one item in her small stable of cosmetics took on heightened significance. She first came across Santa Maria Novella’s milky body lotion at the famed Florentine apothecary a number of years ago. “It’s become a beautiful little minute of my day that I really treasure.”Below, shop Isabel Wilkinson Schor’s The One.
The 27 Best White T-Shirts for Women, According to ‘Vogue’ Editors
Nobody likes the feeling of slipping on a boxy, ill-fitted white tee that is as stiff as cardboard against our skin. That’s where the genius is,” said Karla Welch, a stylist who committed herself to develop the perfect white tee. But the best white tees can be paired with just about everything from comfortable at-home yoga pants to dressy skirts for the office and beyond. Below, 27 Vogue editors share the best white T-shirts for women to wear now and forever. Mads Nørgaard Pointella Trixa white t-shirt $69 MADS NØRGAARD Shop NowWillow Lindley, Accessories DirectorThese are called “holy grail” white tees for a reason.
Supermodels Can’t Get Enough of These Boxy Bags
“I truly appreciate beautiful workmanship in every form and especially within leather goods,” she goes on. “Personally for me, when it comes to handbags, there is never necessarily a correlation between price and craftsmanship. With Little Liffner, quite simply, what you see is what you get. Her bags might feel thoroughly modern, but there is a classic feel that will resonate if you’re someone who loves to while away an hour poring over vintage photographs. I feel like we have finally found our path, and hopefully we will be going places very soon.”Little Liffner minimal lizard-embossed leather tote bag $400 LUISA VIA ROMA Shop Now Little Liffner small croc-effect tote bag $450 $315 FARFETCH Shop Now
Wait. Legally Blonde Originally Had a Queer Ending?
As one of the world’s biggest rom-com proponents, I didn’t think I had anything left to learn about Legally Blonde, perhaps our era’s greatest work of sorority art. Okay, to be fair, the original ending was a little more ambiguous than that. Elle is perhaps the nicest, smartest version of the hot-girl trope that I had presented to me in the early aughts (the Legally Blonde sequel chronicles her fight against animal testing, for God’s sake! ), and if I’d gotten to absorb a version of her that was queer like me, well...honestly, I might have become too powerful. Is there still room for a Legally Blonde 3 that revolves around Elle and Vivian planning their wedding while facing off against one another in court?
Monse Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection
A photo taken on the set of the new Gossip Girl series went viral last year, in part for its feeling of déjà vu. But the Gossip Girl frenzy—coupled with a general post-pandemic urge for experimentation—pushed them to go bolder for fall 2021. The collaborative spirit coalesced on Wednesday in a joint event at the One Hotel in Brooklyn, kicking off with a Monse runway show and followed by the premiere of GG’s pilot. But for Garcia and Kim, every Gossip Girl episode will be another opportunity to introduce Monse to people around the world. GG fans who aspire to Julian’s look won’t need to scour the Internet or wait six months; they’ll go straight to Monse
A Gossip Girl Reboot Guide to New York City
In the first episode of Gossip Girl 2.0, Julian Calloway and her minion, Luna, set some very specific guidelines for Constance Billard’s new girl Zoya: “Sant Ambroeus or Yura for coffee, Starbucks for group orders. The Met Steps or the Great Lawn to hang. “Prince of New York” Obie considers Dumbo his kingdom, while Constance queen bee Julian resides in a towering penthouse above Tribeca. A swanky gala is held atop Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, and when Obie wants to go over-the-top for his girlfriend’s birthday, he gets a food truck from Frenchette. What to DoGossip Girl’s subjects are a cultural crew—they still sit on the Met Steps, but they’ll also talk about the exhibits inside.
Jane Birkin Attends Cannes In the Most Jane Birkin Way
Photo: Courtesy of GettyJane Birkin has long been known for her inimitable, easy-breezy style. At the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, we saw a prime example of her iconic look. Birkin attended the film call for Jane par Charlotte, a documentary about Birkin’s life that was directed by her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. Of course, that sort of devil-may-care flair doesn’t fall far from the family tree: Birkin had an equally casual and chic look. The pared-back ensemble is indicative of Birkin’s perpetually sought-after style.
Jodie Turner-Smith Shares Her Secret to a Red Carpet-Ready Lip at Cannes
A head-to-toe custom Gucci fantasy is Jodie Turner-Smith’s Cannes reality. “I’ve always loved being creative with makeup,” Turner-Smith tells Vogue. “And being at Cannes is the perfect time to be playful.”Mixing materials—and lip colors—was part of the Brit-born actor’s secret. Her custom strapless Gucci gown combined black vinyl and crystal embroidery with angelic, sunny yellow feathers that floated past a chunky pair of platforms. “We had a lot of fun playing with the collection,” Turner-Smith admits of the array of Gucci Beauty in the glam room.
The Best Reactions to the First Sex and the City Reboot Photo
When the announcement was made in January that Sex and the City would return to the small screen, the show’s loyal army of fans inevitably began asking all sorts of questions. First, of course, was how they would write out Samantha, following Kim Cattrall opting out of the reboot. Then, what exactly would the women of Sex and the City be wearing in 2021? Yet a new promotional image is raising even more questions. Naturally, the internet had plenty of thoughts about this one image alone, so here, we’ve rounded up the best (and funniest) responses to the first cast photo from the Sex and the City reboot.
A Vintage Sales Girl By Day Has Killer Rock ’n Roll Style By Night
“There is no bigger influence to me.”Accessories at Williamsburg’s Le Grand Strip where Blair works by day. In a sense, Blair is the perfect Le Grand Strip customer, which is for those who truly love the history of fashion and its forgotten eras. Taken by Le Grand Strip, Blair got the job the next day. Blair wears a “’90s does ’60s” black and white dress bought from Etsy and a leather boot by By Far. Le Grand Strip owner CC McGurr wears a vintage Chanel tweed jacket, a vintage dice dress, and a rhinestone “Boss” pin.
The Toyko Olympics Won’t Have Spectators—But What Disappears When the Crowd Does?
Most of them will wear smiles so wide that their cheeks reach their ears, their eyes animated and ablaze. Others will cry—a physical manifestation of the overwhelming realization that after decades of grueling, unfathomable work, their Olympic dream has begun. Athletes have trained to peak (or reach prime physical shape) during the international tournament, now mere weeks away. And sure, most of the world will watch the games as they’ve always done: on television. I attended the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio with my then boyfriend.
This Way Up Is the Smartest Feel-Good Show You’re Not Yet Watching
Bea and Horgan are first-rate actors, but they genuinely seem to be cracking each other up.) In an interview with The Guardian, Bea shared advice that Horgan had given her: “Waiting around for great female parts doesn’t work. So you have to write them.”Nominally, the tension of This Way Up comes from romance. Aine, meanwhile, is engaged in a gentle flirtation with a student’s father (a character named Richard, played by a wonderfully muted Tobais Menzies). Aine and Richard have become an item, though they’re generally keeping it under wraps.
Shop 7 Summer Outfits From the Men’s Street Style Set in Paris
Spring 2022’s menswear shows have come and gone, but the street style as seen on showgoers have a long-lasting impact. With the return of in-person shows, it’s no surprise that the guests’s ensembles were on point—and we couldn’t help but notice the men’s style in particular. There was look after look of effortlessly cool summer outfits, many of which we’d happily recreate. So whether you’re planning out outfits for upcoming travel or simply looking to up your summer style game, let the below stylish showgoers from the spring 2022 menswear collections be your guide. Wavy BabyCasablanca Kapalia short-sleeve shirt $756 FARFETCH Shop Now Missoni logo plaque-woven bucket hat $556 FARFETCH Shop NowValentino Garavani debossed-logo contrasting-trim tote bag $1,896 FARFETCH Shop Now Casablanca piped tennis trousers $1,107 $332 FARFETCH Shop NowKnit NeutralsBrunello Cucinelli short-sleeved stripe cardigan $2,006 FARFETCH Shop Now Gucci Ophidia GG Supreme canvas mini bag $920 FARFETCH Shop NowJil Sander square-toe ballerina shoes $703 FARFETCH Shop Now Dorothee Schumacher flared-cut trousers $531 $372 FARFETCH Shop NowBeach BluesIsabel Marant Étoile Nauru chest-pocket linen shirt $380 $266 FARFETCH Shop Now Missoni open-knit gradient-effect vest $1,008 FARFETCH Shop NowOséree Lumière feather-trim wide-leg trousers $356 FARFETCH Shop Now Marni Fussbet crisscross sandals $716 FARFETCH Shop NowSummer-Centric TailoringProenza Schouler stripe-pattern long-sleeve shirt $1,027 $616 FARFETCH Shop Now Alexander McQueen high-waisted wool trousers $805 FARFETCH Shop NowTom Wood oval signet ring $175 FARFETCH Shop Now Isabel Marant stud-embellished suede sandals $602 $391 FARFETCH Shop NowIt’s ElectricPrada lightning bolt shirt $1,970 FARFETCH Shop Now Prada pre-owned triangle logo drawstring pouch $532 FARFETCH Shop NowIn the Mood for Love sequined knee-length shorts $545 $409 FARFETCH Shop Now Gucci pink Brixton leather loafers $910 FARFETCH Shop NowPatch PerfectBode tobacco flag patch
How to Wear Neon Eye Makeup Inspired by Off-White’s Fall 2021 Runway
Last week, singer Selena Gomez took to Instagram to show off her neon coral makeup, which faded out from the inner corners of her eyes and was masterfully executed by Los Angeles-based makeup artist Jenna Nicole. Cut to Off-White’s fall 2021 show and, once again, neon took center stage. Using specially crafted crayons in neoprene orange and Yves Klein blue, makeup artist Morgane Martini offered a masterclass in how to work a graphic-neon eye in an off-beat, modern way. Acielle / Style Du Monde“The name of the show was Laboratory of Fun, which instantly led me to colorful makeup ideas, and Virgil wanted a strong eye,” Martini tells Vogue. lt didn't feel like makeup, it was more an accessory for the eye.
The Duggar Family: Is TLC Preventing Them From Finding New Jobs?
When TLC canceled Counting On last month, the news didn't come as much of a surprise. But according to the terms of their TLC contracts, they won't be able to to do so. everyone) who feel that Jim Bob and Michelle have been getting away with murder for most of their adult lives. "The contracts also mean the family can't speak too much about the show, it being canceled, or how Josh's arrest has affected the family, they have to be very careful," the insider says. In all likelihood, Jim Bob sees the non-disclosure agreement as the only silver lining in a sky of very dark clouds.
Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh: Engaged!
In recent weeks, Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh were plagued by ugly rumors. However, Jenny confirmed that they're not just together ... Sumit put a ring on it. There was a rumor circulating recently that Sumit had dumped Jenny and possibly even remarried. Sumit's parents are hung up on what other people think of an older woman with their son. Sooner or later, Sumit will have to choose -- marry Jenny and alienate his toxic relatives, or lose her forever as she returns to America.
Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh: Are They Married in India?
The 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way couple have been together for years, but faced multiple barriers to marrying. Jenny Slatten and Sumit Singh recently shared photos of the two of them out and enjoying a coffee date. The latter would mean that they could potentially appear on 90 Day Fiance -- as in, the original series that started it all. On their first season, Jenny and production alike had no idea that Sumit had secretly married. Unfortunately, Sumit feels beholden to his parents' wishes enough that, when his mother threatened suicide if he married Jenny, he backed down.
Tracie Wagaman: Family Fought to Get Her Off Drugs Ahead of Her Death
Earlier this week, we reported on the tragic news that Love After Lockup star Tracie Wagaman had passed away. At the time of her death, Tracie was dating a much younger man by the name of Luke Loreia. Tracie was loved… Tracie brought a lot of people a lot of joy and she will be remembered," she added. Lily claimed that Tracie told her she was newly sober less than 48 hours before her passing. The Wagaman family has launched a GoFundMe to cover Tracie's funeral expenses and transport her body back to her hometown of Midland, Texas.
Jeremiah Duggar & Hannah Wissmann: Secretly Married?!
Back in March, we learned that Jana Duggar is being courted by Stephen Wissmann, a Nebraska-based pilot who also comes from a large, evangelical family. And in the case Stephen, it seems that the entire Wissmann clan made quite an impression on the Duggar patriarch. Not long after word got out about Jana and Stephen, fans began to speculate that Jeremiah Duggar is courting Hannah Wissmann. The mysterious account has some fans jumping to the conclusion that Jeremiah and Hannah have secretly tied the knot. See the Jana Wissmann account.
Julia Trubkina Claps Back at Trolls: Why Are 90 Day Fiance Fans Giving Her Grief?
90 Day Fiance fans are torn over how they feel about Julia Trubkina. Julia wasn't directly forced to do these 90 Day Farmhand chores, but did them so that she could spend time with Brandon. Oddly, some viewers hated Julia and accused her of being "lazy" because she didn't want to be an indentured servant. Speaking of the absolute horror show on the Gibbs farm, Julia wasn't permitted to share a bedroom with her own fiance. Fortunately, Julia and Brandon made the courageous choice to walk out with dignity instead of play along with Betty's ambush.
Jersey Shore Couples Update: Is Angelina Divorced? Did JWoww Marry 24?
Well, the fist-pumpin' Jersey Shore gang might be getting older, but there are still plenty of changes happening in the lives of our favorite Garden State guidos. (That's really what the show is called in Japan, a fact that will never not be hilarious.) A whole lot has happened in recent months, and recent events have left fans with a lot of lingering questions. Whatever the case, our sincere congratulations go out to these two, as we simply love an engagement this time of year! Without further ado, we present a complete rundown of the DTF Shore stars and their current (or former) romantic partners.
Jana Duggar: Why Is She Hiding Her Courtship With Stephen Wissmann?
We're talking, of course, about the courtship between Jana Duggar and Stephen Wissmann. At this point, there's little doubt that after all her years as "the Cinderella Duggar" Jana has found Mr. The Stephen's Omaha-based family is a musical bunch, and they perform on stage as the Wissmann Family Band. It's unclear if the Wissmanns took the stage for the occasion, but it seems that Jana and Stephen didn't make any effort to hide their relationship. In addition to Jana and Stephen's relationship, there have been reports that Jeremiah Duggar is courting Hannah Wissmann, who is one of Stephen's sisters.
Britney Spears Flips Off Trolls: Kiss My Ass, Haters!
This week, Britney Spears shared a gorgeous back-selfie, drawing praise and admiration from fans. Britney is also telling haters to kiss her where the sun don't shine. Additionally, she has a neck tattoo in Hebrew that symbolizes healing. She then suggested: "So while you guys are talking behind my back go ahead and kiss my ass haters!!!!!!" In the mean time, it would be nice if Britney's trolls could, well, STFU.
Tristan Thompson Still Desperately Thirsting After Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are finally, finally over. Khloe's fans are clapping back, telling him to leave her alone. Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian will always be linked through their daughter, True. Tristan, however, cheated on Khloe so many times ... wasting Khloe's time and breaking her heart. So when Khloe posts and Tristan replies with red heart emojis, literally hundreds of repliers tell him to STFU.
Bachelor In Paradise Season 7 Cast: Revealed! Ridiculous!
All over America, restrictions are lifting, masks are coming off, and proud laborers are returning to the farms, offices, and work sites that make this nation great. More important than any of that, however -- more important than anything, really -- is the fact that Bachelor In Paradise is returning for a seventh season of being extremely horny on the beach. Yes, 2020 was the year without a BiP, and if you got the sense that the sun shined a little dimmer and life just wasn't worth living last summer, you're not alone. But if you're a fan of living vicariously through the adventures of scantily-clad young singles, then we've got fantastic news:Not only is BiP back, the new cast includes some of the most lovable and loathe-able stars in the Bachelor Nation universe. Take a look:
Kourtney Kardashian Flaunts Her "Flaws" in Mouth-Watering Unedited Booty Pic
Remember those jaw-dropping, racy photos of Kourtney Kardashian shared over the holiday weekend? Fans could not get enough of how real and authentic Kourt's booty looked in this mouth-watering snap. "And I love my body and I'm proud of my shape and I'm obviously posting it and this is the shape of my body," Kourtney emphasized. "We're all shaped differently, and that's my body, and I'm proud of it," she stated. We should recognize that it's a little easier to show your unedited self when you look like Kourtney.
Usman Umar: Angela Deem is the Biggest Scammer on 90 Day Fiance!
90 Day Fiance fans have been distrubed by Angela Deem's cruel treatment of Michael Ilesanmi for years. He says that Angela is the biggest scammer in 90 Day Fiance history. "The Biggest Scammer on that 90 Day Fiance’s Show on TLC was not Lisa," he began a lengthy Instagram comment screenshotted by @that_mommy_says_bad_words. Publicly, Angela has always maintained that she resents Usman because he is a scammer, and thus makes her marriage look bad. "I know that woman is just using my African Brother Michael," Usman accused.
Who Is Kelsey Weier? Bachelor Peter's Former Contestant on 'BIP'
Kelsey Weier made a splash on Peter Weber‘s season of The Bachelor in 2019 and will be looking for love again during season 7 of Bachelor in Paradise, premiering on August 16, 2021. Kelsey Had Ups and Downs on The BachelorThe Bachelor Nation babe, 30, caused a bit of drama during the early weeks of season 24. Following her appearance on The Bachelor, Kelsey relocated to Nashville. Of course, she was also heavily involved in the Miss Universe Organization during her reign as Miss Iowa. She Is a Former Pageant QueenKelsey won Miss Iowa in 2017.
Jordan Chiles' Best Bikini Photos: Olympic Gymnast in Swimsuits
Of course, we all know Olympic gymnast Simone Biles — but have you met her USA teammate and best friend Jordan Chiles? The athlete is just as ripped and fit as her close pal, so it’s no surprise she looks just as good in a bikini. “It’s been exciting to watch her grow in and out of the gym,” the most decorated gymnast in the world told ESPN the same month. She looks like she’s having fun out there, laughing and giggling, and doesn’t look stressed or tired. Scroll through the gallery below to see Jordan’s best bikini photos!
Do Becca and Thomas Get Engaged on BIP? Still Together Spoilers
Many surprising couples emerge during Bachelor in Paradise, but former Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin and Thomas Jacobs, Katie Thurston’s former contestant, have fans shook. See spoilers about the potential season 7 couple, if they get engaged and more below! Becca, 31, and Thomas, 28, strike up a hot romance this summer in Mexico, but it does not last. '”As for Becca, she got engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen during the finale of season 14. Good luck to Becca and Thomas!
Kourtney Kardashian Unedited Bikini Photos: Her Best Pics
Kourtney Kardashian is all about being natural — and that includes her steamy bikini photos. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum often posts completely unedited swimsuit snapshots to her Instagram … and they’re all as sexy as you would expect. Less than a month later, they made their relationship Instagram official — and have been flaunting their love with sexy PDA photos in swimsuits and regular outings together. “Kourtney and Travis are doing absolutely nothing to squelch the rumors that they’ll be getting married,” an insider previously told Life & Style. It’s an exciting time for Kourtney, and no one deserves it more than her.”Scroll through the gallery below to see Kourtney’s best unedited bikini photos!
Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus Timeline of 'Teen Mom 2' Feud
As far as Teen Mom feuds go, Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus may be the two cast members most at odds. The drama between them has been non-stop, leading to Lowry’s defamation lawsuit against DeJesus filed on June 25. Ever since DeJesus joined the cast of Teen Mom 2, she seemed to butt heads with the rest of her costars. From releasing private text messages to bringing up other exes, Lowry and DeJesus didn’t hold back their true emotions. Keep scrolling below for a timeline of Kailyn and Briana‘s feud so far.
ALDI Summer Cocktail Series: Life’s a Beach Slushie
This week’s cocktail recipe by ALDI sommelier partner Sarah Tracey will have you going “coco-nuts” this summer. The Life’s a Beach Slushie is a refreshing, tiki-inspired twist on the classic piña colada that won’t drain your wallet, thanks to low prices at ALDI. Sarah Tracey for ALDILife’s a Beach SlushieIngredientsPetit Coconut Wine SpecialtySeason’s Choice Frozen Tropical Fruit BlendFriendly Farms Coconut MilkFresh pineappleDirectionsPlace 1 cup of Season’s Choice Frozen Tropical Fruit Blend, 3/4 cup Petit Coconut Wine Specialty and 1/4 cup Friendly Farms Coconut Milk in a blender. Garnish with a pineapple slice. * Makes 1 servingVisit your local ALDI to grab all you need to make this refreshing summer cocktail or visit ALDI.us for more information.
Kourtney Is ‘Never Worried’ When Her Kids Are With Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian is very comfortable with boyfriend Travis Barker being a constant presence around her children, an insider exclusively tells Life & Style. “Because he’s mature and grown up, he understands safety and boundaries and Kourt is never worried when the kids are with him,” the source explains. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum, 42, shares three kids — 11-year-old son Mason, 9-year-old daughter Penelope and 6-year-old son Reign — with ex Scott Disick. As for Kourtney’s eldest child, son Mason “loves Travis, too,” but he’s “more into hanging” with Travis’ kids, 17-year-old son Landon and 15-year-old daughter Alabama, “who he thinks are just the coolest people on the planet,” the insider said. Courtesy of Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram“Her sisters say they’ve never seen Kourtney this crazy in love.
Scott Disick Home Tour: Photos of His California Mansion
Scott Disick’s home in Hidden Hills California, in Los Angeles County, is what real estate dreams are made of. Scott last listed his mansion in 2019 for $13 million. The New York native revealed he began reading design magazines as a teenager. Because Scott grew up in Eastport, Long Island, he wanted his house in California to remind him of his roots. To see photos of Scott Disick’s house, scroll through the gallery below.
Sharna Burgess Ab Photos: 'DWTS' Pro Flaunts Toned Tummy
Dancing With the Stars pro Sharna Burgess is all about staying fit and her toned abs prove how hard she works. The Wagga Wagga native needs the proper fuel for her active lifestyle and doesn’t “believe in deprivation” to achieve her goals. “I do believe in healthy choices and making sure those choices stay available to you,” Sharna continued. Sharna encouraged others to use the “muscles of our mind” to stay “positive and motivated” in our own lives. “This means positive self-talk, this means self-care and self-love.
Christina Haack's Photos With New Boyfriend Joshua Hall
Flip or Flop star Christina Haack and new boyfriend Joshua Hall’s loved-up photos prove they’re heating up fast. The Christina on the Coast star, 38, took her relationship Instagram official on July 8. “When we met this past spring, the synchronicities hit us so hard and fast they were impossible to ignore. However, Christina and Joshua decided to leave the past behind them. “I may be a bit crazy, and I’m definitely not perfect, but I will never live my life based on other people’s judgments or opinions,” Christina wrote, adding, “I’ll do what I want.”Keep scrolling to see Christina and Josh’s cutest photos together!
Give Yourself a Summer Boost With These Beauty, Style and Home Essentials
THE NO-NONSENSE MOISTURE STICKParasilk® Clementine Total Body Moisture and Repair is great for anywhere you have dry skin — knees, elbows, hands, even after a sunburn. Loaded with antioxidant oils; shea butters, coconut oil and vegan waxes, it moisturizes, repairs and brightens dry skin. That is why we love RoomMates Vintage Floral Blooms Peel & Stick Wallpaper. Printed on an ultra-repositionable peel and stick material, it installs in seconds, and removes with no damage to your walls (even painted!). GET GLOWKimChi Chic Beauty Get Glow 03-Hollywood Glow 2-color combo highlighter transforms you into a goddess with shimmering and blinding shades.
Classes and Activities To Get Your Kids Excited About The Olympics
The Summer Olympics are here and since we can’t be there in person we can be there in spirit! Metro Theater Company’s Creative Arts Living Room Olympics CampThe Summer Games are on with Metro Theater Company! Children enjoy fun-filled days exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music with professional teaching artists! Story Pirates: Superhero Olympics CampWhat would happen if the weirdest superheroes in the world all got together for a Superhero Olympics? Students play Minecraft on our custom robotics Olympics-style map to explore programming and robotics through fun games and challenges.
Sister Wives' Meri Brown Wants to Find 'Tribe' After Kody Drama
Sister Wives star Meri Brown told fans her “power stance is on” in a cryptic message following her marital drama with husband Kody Brown. “I’m BRAVE, I’m STRONG, I’m COURAGEOUS, and I WILL do this! I will find MY tribe, the people who will STAND with me and not push against me. In April, Meri confirmed on Instagram that her mom, Bonnie Ahlstrom, sadly died at the age of 76. More recently, Janelle and Kody enjoyed a romantic date night for two and they dined al fresco underneath the stars.
Chelsea Houska Claps Back After Fan Asks About Her Dark Hair
Teen Mom 2 alum Chelsea Houska is not having it! She clapped back at a fan who wondered “what happened” to her new dark hair on Thursday, July 8, during an Instagram Live Q&A. “I had red [hair] for so long that it was just fading — which is normal,” Chelsea, 29, said. The last time Chelsea had dark hair was in season one of Teen Mom 2 in 2011. Chelsea starred on Teen Mom 2 for 10 seasons until she finally quit in 2020.
'Making a Murderer' Star Steven Avery Reacts to Mother's Death
Making A Murderer star Steven Avery‘s mother, Dolores, died on July 8 at the age of 83 following a battle with dementia. “Fate dealt another cruel blow to Steven Avery today, right before his birthday tomorrow. His mother Dolores Avery passed away at 6.50am,” she wrote. Steven’s brother, Earl, revealed to TMZ that Dolores was held in hospice care for three weeks before her death. Kathleen took Steven’s case in 2016 and claimed he had his rights violated due to the police having gathered evidence that went beyond their search warrant.
Lamar Odom Flirts With Ex Khloe Kardashian on New Bikini Photo
Khloé Kardashian‘s ex-husband Lamar Odom left a flirty comment on her new sexy bikini photo on Friday, July 9. He also included two fire emoji, two heart-eye emoji, one red heart emoji and two loved-up emoji. In 2013, Lamar was accused of cheating and received a DUI before entering rehab — and in December of that year, Khloé filed for divorce. Lamar opened up about how difficult that has been during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. Everyone tagged me in it, and I’m going to just allow Lamar, for his narrative to be his narrative.
What Kind of Doctor Is 'The Little Couple' Star Jen Arnold?
The Little Couple has been on the air on TLC for 14 seasons, but after all this time, fans still aren’t sure what star Jen Arnold does for a living. Although most viewers are aware that she’s a doctor, not many know what type of doctor she is. In 2017, the reality star and her husband, Bill Klein, moved to Florida from Texas for her new job. While living in Houston, she was board certified in pediatric and neonatal medicine and served as the director of the Simulation Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. But Jen didn’t always want to be a doctor!
Kailyn Lowry Suing Briana DeJesus for Defamation: Updates
Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is suing “longtime foe” and costar Briana DeJesus for defamation, and she has requested a trial by jury in a filing submitted to the court on June 25, 2021, which has been obtained by In Touch. “This was back when [her son] Lux’s hair was cut and she was allegedly arrested [in September] after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with Chris. In the Live broadcast, DeJesus insinuated Lowry was still upset with her for a past fling with her ex Javi Marroquin. As for Lowry, she has been part of the franchise since 2010 as an original star of the show 16 & Pregnant. I tried to say sorry, I apologize, we’re past that,” DeJesus added.
Which Celebrities Have Had Sex in Public? Kim, J. Lo, Miley
Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and More Reveal Where They’ve Had Sex in PublicCelebrities aren’t shy when it comes to divulging too much information about their sex lives, including where they get it on. While playing a game on LadyGang, Kat Graham revealed that she once had sex in a “crowded parking lot” in Pasadena, California. “I don’t mind [public sex],” she said, adding that the hookup went down in the backseat of a car. Gerard Butler once admitted to having sex “in some crazy places … I had sex on the side of a volcano once. having sex in public.
Who Is Johanna Leia? Drake Rumored Girlfriend is a Model
Drake must be serious about his rumored new love interest, Johanna Leia, as he went completely over the top to impress her on a date. Johanna is a model who might be best known to Lifetime audiences as a cast member on the series Bringing Up Ballers. Her son Amari Bailey is one of the best high school basketball players in the country. Drake has joined LeBron at Sierra Canyon’s games to watch his 16-year-old son play. Drake gave the post a “like,” as he has with several of her other Instagram photos.
GitHub’s new tool uses AI to craft code. Some developers are furious
advertisement advertisementAn AI programming tool that makes sample code easier to find might sound like a godsend for software developers, but the reception for Microsoft’s new GitHub Copilot tool has been a bit chillier. advertisementadvertisementCopilot launched last week in an invite-only Technical Preview, promising to save time by responding to users’ code with its own smart suggestions. How Copilot works GitHub describes Copilot as the AI equivalent of pair programming, in which two developers work together at a single computer. As users type into Copilot, the tool will suggest snippets of code to add by clicking a button. The backlash Not long after Copilot’s launch, some developers started sounding alarms over the use of public code to train the tool’s AI.
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Trump weaponized the American flag. Will it ever be a unifying symbol again?
advertisement advertisementThis past weekend, Americans all across the country flew the American flag in celebration of July 4th. It’s a shared symbol of our country’s freedom, but the meaning behind the stars and stripes is increasingly fragmented. advertisementadvertisementWhen I look at the flag, as a designer, I see a collection of visual elements: stars, stripes, colors in an asymmetrically designed composition. Since then, the American flag has always communicated a message of strength during wartime. In the years following the attack, the American flag was everywhere, especially in New York City.
How Chobani’s Hamdi Ulukaya Is Winning America’s Culture War
Hamdi Ulukaya never planned to move to America, much less start a yogurt business that would make him a billionaire. FULLY EQUIPPED YOGURT PLANT FOR SALE, it read, along with a few photos of the factory, a Kraft Foods facility located about 90 minutes away. With its bold colors and sharp graphics, Chobani yogurt would prove hard to ignore. “The next five years, I never left the plant,” Ulukaya says. Ulukaya hatched the Twin Falls plant with Marc Abjean, Chobani’s head of manufacturing and technology, in 2011.
Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer looms
Drought saps California reservoirs as hot, dry summer loomsOROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Each year Lake Oroville helps water a quarter of the nation’s crops, sustain endangered salmon beneath its massive earthen dam and anchor the tourism economy of a Northern California county that must rebuild seemingly every year after unrelenting wildfires. Over Memorial Day weekend, dozens of houseboats sat on cinderblocks at Lake Oroville because there wasn’t enough water to hold them. In Northern California’s Butte County, low water prompts another emotion: fear. Low water levels across California will severely limit how much power the state can generate from hydroelectric power plants. Low lake levels haven’t stopped tourists from coming yet.
Investors are slurping up Oatly stock in the oat-milk company’s Nasdaq debut
Shares in the oat-drink company jumped more than 28% in their market debut on Thursday, a sign that investors are eager to cash in on the growing market for dairy alternatives. The Swedish firm priced shares at $17 on Wednesday in an initial public offering led by Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, and Credit Suisse. Oatly raised $1.43 billion in the IPO, the Wall Street Journal reported. The stock is trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol OTLY. Losses were $60.4 million due to what Oatly describes as “our continued focus on our growth.”
Chobani confidentially files for U.S. IPO, valuation may exceed $10 bln
July 7 (Reuters) - Greek-yogurt maker Chobani could be valued at more than $10 billion in its initial public offering (IPO), a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, as the company confidentially filed regulatory paperwork for its stock market listing. Chobani, which means shepherd in Turkish, makes yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers and probiotic beverages, and ready-to-drink coffee. The first cup of Chobani Greek yogurt hit store shelves in 2007. 1/4 Chobani Inc. founder Hamdi Ulukaya poses for a portrait in the company headquarters in New York, December 13, 2012. Reporting by Sohini Podder and Uday Sampath Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay DwivediOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Why Chobani is giving its workers the vaccine at its factory
advertisement advertisementWhen employees at the Chobani plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, come to work on March 25 and April 1, they can get a COVID-19 vaccine for free. advertisementadvertisementChobani isn’t the only company making sure its workers have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Even with few cases, making sure your workers are vaccinated is good for business—with less chance that workers get sick, there’s less chance a plant’s production will be disrupted. These workers are also more than just Chobani employees; they’re members of the local community, and making them safer will help an entire community be safer. There’s no company-wide mandate that workers get the vaccine, though.
How to answer the age-old question: Could this meeting have been an email?
“The former can largely be accomplished asynchronously, saving precious synchronous meeting time for finalizing decisions after key stakeholders have ingested written input.” Since meeting outcomes need to be documented, moving them to a form of written communication saves time. “If level-setting is required, aim to have a pre-read and use the meeting to start with that pre-read,” she says. “If everyone is aligned, consider proceeding via email or Teams instead. Meeting or Email? “If a bad six-minute meeting has 10 attendees, that’s an hour of wasted productivity,” he says.
Your employees aren’t underperforming. They’re dealing with post-pandemic trauma
For many employees, the pandemic was worse than any scary movie they could imagine and, by the American Psychological Association’s definition, traumatic . If someone is suffering from anxiety, they may appear to be very alert or easily startled. This could look like someone pacing around the break room, constantly fidgeting, or getting easily startled by small sounds. If someone is suffering from anxiety, they may appear to be very alert or easily startled. This could look like someone pacing around the break room, constantly fidgeting, or getting easily startled by small sounds.
3 productivity lessons you should remember when returning to the office
advertisement advertisementWith the shift to remote work during the pandemic, many workers settled into new routines—whether that meant doing more caretaking, balancing household responsibilities, or simply adjusting to a new productivity pattern. So returning to the office isn’t as easy as simply reverting back to our 2019 selves. advertisementadvertisementAs many workers return to the office (at least part time), now’s the moment to apply the lessons learned about the power of flexibility and maximizing efficiency during remote work. Here are three productivity tips from remote work to continue implementing as you return to your office: 1. And, as you begin to show up to a physical office, continue to fight the urge to multitask.
The ad industry just got a wake-up call for its mistreatment of women
Video The future of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace Over the past decade, corporate America has ramped up diversity and inclusion efforts, but there is still a lot of work to be done, especially with the LGBTQ+ community. Every June, thousands of companies make public gestures, pledges and and sponsorship deals during Pride Month, but not all of those companies are putting in the work to ensure safe spaces for their LGBTQ+ employees. Chris Denson caught up with Reddit’s COO, Jen Wong and Marty Chavez, former Goldman Sachs executive and current vice chairman at Sixth Street, who share their personal employment experiences and thoughts on the future of LGBTQ+ inclusion at work.
What I learned from building a tech category for the third time
advertisementadvertisementOver the years, I’ve learned a lot about building a new category. ENSURE YOUR SOLUTION ACTUALLY SOLVES A BIG PROBLEM Your product has to solve something big enough to justify being its own product category. MARKET TO GAIN INTEREST AND WIN HEARTS Designing a category requires navigating a complex puzzle of different marketing channels. SHARE KNOWLEDGE Creating a new category gives you a head start in becoming a thought leader in the space. If you’re doing your job right, this will encourage many other ambassadors to talk about it on your behalf—organically.
The best cool clothes for hot summer workouts
From innovations in fabric tech to breezy, featherweight design, these are the clothes I would wear to work out when it’s hot, hot, hot. Lululemon Cool Racerback Tank Top I love Lululemon’s Align leggings made with the Cool Nulu fabric. advertisementadvertisementadvertisementArctic Cool built a fan following among runners for its HydroFreeze X fabric tech—a cooling stretch fabric powered by your own sweat. advertisementadvertisementI live in bike shorts during the summer, and these cute ones from Summersalt feature recycled polyester and sweat-wicking CoolCore fibers. Bonded seams make chafing a thing of the past, and there’s just enough stretch for even the worst days of summer.
A four-step framework to spot weak signals of disruption
advertisementWHY DO WE MISS THE WEAK SIGNALS? Weak signals are all around us, all the time. Weak signals: • May seem so out of place relative to norms that they are easily dismissed or overlooked. advertisementHOW TO READ THE WEAK SIGNALS OF CHANGE You don’t need a crystal ball to spot weak signals. Here is a four-part framework to spot, harvest, channel, and convert weak signals into productive tools for your business: 1.
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles. Now we can track them with satellites
Except in the North Atlantic and North Pacific gyres—large zones where ocean currents rotate, collecting floating debris—scientists have done very little sampling for microplastics. advertisementThis anomaly—the “missing roughness”—turns out to be highly correlated with the concentration of microplastics near the ocean surface. By combining all the measurements made by CYGNSS satellites as they orbit around the world, we can create global time-lapse images of ocean microplastic concentrations. Tracking microplastic flows over time Since CYGNSS tracks wind speeds constantly, it lets us see how microplastic concentrations change over time. One possibility is surfactants on the ocean surface.
Why this coffee shop turned its baristas into construction workers during COVID-19
advertisement advertisementInside a new and nearly finished coffee roasting facility in Washington D.C., Joel Shetterly is animatedly leading a video tour through the building. “This was all installed by baristas.” The multi-million dollar roasting facility, unlike probably any other, was largely built by employees of Compass Coffee’s cafes. “We realized at the start of COVID it was going to be very bad for the cafes. “This is entirely the product of work put in by our team during COVID.” After some basic training, the unconventional construction crew started building. Shetterly says the construction and installation was slow, and certain things like bending sheet metal for ductwork proved too complicated.
Cut water use by 15% this summer, California governor says
California Governor Gavin Newsom has asked residents and businesses statewide to cut their water usage by 15% this summer, as low precipitation and low snowpack threaten reservoir levels and raise the specter of another deadly wildfire season. While some California counties have already instituted mandatory water restrictions, Newsom’s request to reduce usage is voluntary. “We’re hopeful that people will take that mindset they brought into the last drought and extend that forward,” he said at a Thursday press conference, according to the Los Angeles Times. “We’re not trying to be oppressive,” he added. “Again, these are voluntary standards.”
New CDC school guidance weighs in on masks, vaccines, ventilation, and more
Summertime is in full swing but during the COVID-19 era , fall is of chief concern as the virus’s delta variant rises and Americans remember the case surges of last autumn. As we fight on and into this next season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding us that of all things the pandemic can take, learning shouldn’t be one of them. For kids, that means getting the best education possible—which is most likely to happen in-person. When K-12 schools reopen this fall, the CDC and federal officials are urging that all students, vaccinated or unvaccinated, be welcomed back into their hallways and classrooms. The agency has released its newest guidance for COVID-19 safety in grade schools, and the report recommends typical precautions including testing, ventilation, social distancing, and contact tracing, but also mentions “the importance of offering in-person learning, regardless of whether all of the prevention strategies can be implemented at the school.”Here are some key takeaways:
Be nice at work: Even mildly mean coworkers can ruin things for the whole company
Or ignore you in a meeting? That rudeness will affect your work for hours, and not for the better. They found that in tasks afterward, all are much more likely to “anchor,” which is a psychological phenomenon of fixating on one piece of information (rather than considering all available information). “While small insults and other forms of rude behavior might seem relatively harmless compared to more serious forms of aggression, our findings suggest that they can have serious consequences,” says coauthor Binyamin Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. The impact could also be particularly large in tasks like negotiation, legal sentencing, financial forecasting, and pricing.
This map shows the states where COVID-19 cases are spiking–and that’s bad news for all of America
And a new map from Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reveals where things are getting bad again. The map showcases trends in confirmed new cases of COVID-19 over a seven-day moving average across the 50 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico. The bad news is the overall map is trending orange, which means COVID-19 cases are rising across the country—with some states seeing highly alarming rises. Blame easing lockdowns, combined with the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant, as well as slowing rates of vaccination in certain states. As CNN reports, those findings show clusters of rising cases across eight states are due to low vaccination rates.
The most decorated Olympian in track and field history is giving fellow athletes $10K each for childcare
advertisementadvertisementAllyson Felix, the most decorated track and field Olympian in history, knows exactly what it’s like to be worried about childcare while she’s training and competing. So this week, she announced a partnership with her primary sponsor, Athleta, and the Women’s Sports Foundation to launch a $200,000 grant aimed at covering childcare costs for professional athletes competing during 2021. “One of my first races back after giving birth to my daughter, Camryn, was the World Championships,” Felix tells Fast Company. Felix wanted to establish this grant program so that other mom athletes could get childcare support as they compete at the highest levels. She rarely talks about her children when she’s training or interacting with her teammates because she’s concerned it might make her look weak.
At this NYC gallery, you can eat the artwork
is a fully functional urban farm installation that grows plants in an unusual and definitively inhospitable environment: Gagosian’s Chelsea gallery in New York City. Goode Bryant says she wanted to grow food within infrastructure that is human made—the structure of the gallery and the building itself. “If you don’t cut the vines, they destroy the wood, or the wood may destroy the vines. Sunlight comes from the building’s skylight; the hanging structure is designed to occupy its exact dimensions, blocking a key architectural feature typically used to showcase art inside the gallery. The film is projected on one of the hanging walls that houses the plants, which blocks ambient light for the film and directs the light from the skylight to the plants themselves.
How to answer the age-old question: Could this meeting have been an email?
“The former can largely be accomplished asynchronously, saving precious synchronous meeting time for finalizing decisions after key stakeholders have ingested written input.” Since meeting outcomes need to be documented, moving them to a form of written communication saves time. “If level-setting is required, aim to have a pre-read and use the meeting to start with that pre-read,” she says. “If everyone is aligned, consider proceeding via email or Teams instead. Meeting or Email? “If a bad six-minute meeting has 10 attendees, that’s an hour of wasted productivity,” he says.
For the music industry, cryptocurrency will be as disruptive as MTV
From its inception, MTV understood the symbiotic relationship between artists and fans and helped drive a significant change in the industry’s business model, whereby fans expected interaction with their favorite artists. Although we have the ability to access nearly all recorded music from our smartphones, we’ve sacrificed intimacy for urgency. Streaming platforms like Spotify and YouTube provide a way for fans to quickly access music at an affordable price, but there is a lack of engagement and excitement through these mediums. Much like music videos existed before MTV, the concept of social tokens and NFTs is not new. We’ll see artists build their empires around crypto: from album releases to new music videos and merch powered by their social tokens.
German psychologists finally discover how you can stop buying things you don’t need
Impulse buying and overspending defeat all of us on occasion. The good people of the psychology department at Germany’s Julius-Maximilians-Universität have found a solution : It all comes down to understanding your type. So curbing those expenditures is a matter of curbing the spontaneity by forcing a pause between the urge and the purchase. So curbing those expenditures is a matter of curbing the spontaneity by forcing a pause between the urge and the purchase. Interestingly, security seekers were just as likely to impulse buy, and just as likely to want to treat themselves.
Here’s How to Feel in Control of Your Finances Right Now
I really hate feeling anxious about money, so I wanted to know: What can I do to feel more in control of my finances? You could achieve this by selling some of your things, doing freelance work (tutoring, transcribing, social media management, etc. I’m thinking of the many people who are graduating and are underpaid in their industries — especially those with student debt, credit card debt, and potentially no savings. Until then, freelance work can help supplement your income if your salary is not enough to cover your costs. Economic recession aside, the sooner you start forming good financial habits (budgeting, saving, investing), the quicker you will reach your financial goals.
What You Were Taught About “Happiness” Isn’t True
But happiness isn’t a destination. How do you experience happiness if you don’t know sadness and pain? I set myself a bold mission — that by 2025, I would teach 10 million humans how to find their happiness. Yet fear (along with failure) is one of the greatest levers you have available to enable your happiness. Happiness should not be your goal, nor an end state, but a way of being.
Why You’re So Anxious About Going Back to the Office
Feeling anxious about going back to the office doesn’t mean you’re fragile or have poor coping skills. If you’re feeling social anxiety about returning to the office, you’re not alone. Whenever you’ve avoided something, you’ll feel anxious about returning to it. Or, you may feel anxious about making small talk or managing other people’s personalities at work. Feeling anxious about going back to the office doesn’t mean you’re fragile or have poor coping skills.
Boards Are Undergoing Their Own Digital Transformation
Together, these three trends suggest that there is still significant room for improvement when it comes to ensuring a successful digital transformation at the board level. Specifically, we identified three key ways in which boards have struggled to adapt to a digital-first world:Leveraging digital tools for board operationsPrior to the pandemic, just 5% of board meetings were conducted virtually. Addressing emerging cybersecurity risksIn addition to leveraging digital tools to boost the efficiency of board operations, bolstering cybersecurity is another key component of any board’s successful digital transformation. But now more than ever, boards can’t afford not to build these critical digital competencies — whether that’s through informal briefings, workshops, or formal advisory services. That means investing in digital tools, following cybersecurity best practices, and developing the skills required to support a company in today’s digital-first world.
30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop Below 3.3% | July 9, 2021
Mortgage rates today: 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ratesThe 30-year rate is 3.277%. ?Mortgage refinance rates todayThe 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 3.688%. Tips for getting the lowest mortgage rate possibleThere is no universal mortgage rate that all borrowers receive. While the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the most common type of mortgage, consider a shorter-term loan like a 15-year loan or an adjustable-rate mortgage. 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.
More Student Loan Upheaval: What FedLoan Ending Its Contract Means for Borrowers
The agency also has been responsible for running the government’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. “There’s a lot of uncertainty right now in the student loan system,” Sattelmeyer says. FedLoan is one of the largest student loan servicers, but it is also one of the more controversial. More from Money:Will Student Loan Forbearance Be Extended Again? Borrowers Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness Face Massive Delays on Student Debt ReliefA Technicality Is Holding up Student Loan Forgiveness for More Than 67,000 Borrowers
Career Crush: What It’s Like to Make TikToks for a Living
Although there’s hundreds of creators that I look up to on TikTok, one person stands out to me: Dave Jorgenson, aka, “The Washington Post TikTok Guy.”Dave’s entire job is to make TikToks for The Washington Post. With TikTok, I’m actually able to create a 15 to 30 second video that’s actually about the news in real time. But, with TikTok, I’m getting immediate feedback, and most of the time, very positive feedback. Something we did more recently with The Washington Post was presidential TikToks. We are bringing The Washington Post to people, Gen Z, who may have not known anything about it until now.
What is an Adjusted-Rate Mortgage?
An adjusted-rate mortgage (ARM), also known as a “variable-rate mortgage,” is a type of mortgage that offers a low introductory interest rate. When that period ends, the rate turns into a floating rate for the remainder of the mortgage loan. Lower initial interest ratesIn most cases, adjusted-rate mortgages start with lower interest rates than fixed-rate mortgages. The reasoning is simple: since banks know that you risk higher rates in the future, they use lower mortgage interest rates as an incentive to join. This will make you go “upside down” or “underwater” on your loan, which can force you to refinance your mortgage loan for more affordable terms.
7 Best Financial Stocks for the Rest of 2021
As we move into the second half of 2021 – and with another earnings season soon underway – this is an opportune time to reevaluate some financial stocks. Here are seven of the best financial stocks for the rest of 2021, according to the pros. Stocks listed in reverse order of potential 12-month upside as implied by analysts' consensus price target. Focus Financial Partners Market value: $3.7 billion$3.7 billion Dividend yield: N/AN/A TipRanks consensus price target: $61 (20.8% potential upside)$61 (20.8% potential upside) TipRanks consensus rating: Strong Buy Focus Financial Partners (FOCS, $50.49) is a financial firm that invests in Registered Investment Advisors, or RIAs. Long maintains a Strong Buy rating and recently raised his price target from $300 to $315, now indicating potential 12-month upside of 31%.
President Biden Orders FTC to Craft New Right-to-Repair Regulations
The right-to-repair measures highlight an issue that’s important to many consumers—according to one 2019 YouGov survey, some 71 percent of registered voters support right to repair. Making it easier to repair these sorts of devices could also help lessen the impact of shortages of new devices. “This executive order is putting the spotlight on the need for right-to-repair rules in a big way, and that is welcome news for consumers,” says Maureen Mahoney, senior policy analyst for Consumer Reports. However, in the absence of new federal legislation, the FTC can do a lot to bolster consumer rights in this area, experts say. Biden has also appointed several well-known critics of Big Tech monopolies to key government positions, including Tim Wu at the National Economic Council and Lina Khan at the Federal Trade Commission—the same FTC that’s now tasked with crafting new right-to-repair regulations.
How Much Does Amazon Prime Cost for a Membership?
During the darker days of the COVID-fueled lockdown, many of us realized just how much we depended on Amazon Prime in so many ways. If you haven't joined Amazon Prime yet, but are considering it, read on to learn more about the various plans offered, the costs and key perks. Choosing the Right Membership Plan The annual Amazon Prime plan membership fee jumped to $119 from $99 in mid-2018 for new and returning members. If you aren't ready to commit to an annual membership, test out the monthly Prime plan. The Benefits of Amazon Prime If you order from Amazon on a weekly basis, then Prime's free two-day shipping is probably enticing enough.
Instagram Shop: How to View Your Wishlist
Instagram Shop allows users to add their favorite items to their wishlist for easy viewing later on. If you’ve used the wishlist feature in Instagram Shop, our guide will show you how to view your wishlist.
Stock Market Today: Stocks Bounce Back to Hit New Highs
The major market indexes finished a holiday-shortened week in fine fashion, leaving behind Thursday's Treasury-rate tumult to end today at record highs. Also moving higher today were reopening stocks like American Airlines (AAL, +2.7%) and Carnival (CCL, +2.3%), as well as financials (+2.8%). Sign up for Kiplinger's FREE Investing Weekly e-letter for stock, ETF and mutual fund recommendations, and other investing advice. Other action in the stock market today:The small-cap Russell 2000 rose 2.2% to 2,280.rose 2.2% to 2,280. There were a number of stocks that moved on M&A news today.
Updates Help You Fall Back in Love with Your Home
There's a sense of renewal as you add fresh coats from a new color palette, lighting and improvements that express your lifestyle today. To regain that sense of renewal, follow the guidelines below for updates that will bear the most fruit. Interior improvements Take a look around. Replace tired plants and add color and curb appeal near driveways and walkways. By considering these simple changes, you will create a fresh look and can enjoy the upgrades while potentially increasing the value of your home.
With 15-Minute Delivery, JOKR is Reinventing Grocery Shopping
Online grocery sales saw huge spikes during the pandemic as consumers looked to cut out potential exposure points to Covid-19, accelerating adoption of some pre-pandemic ecommerce innovations. As we move out of the pandemic economy and more people shop in stores, innovation in delivery of food and essentials marches on—and in some cases, that means getting groceries to doorsteps in record time.
Shohei Ohtani Coverage Drives Fox Sports’ Flippin’ Bats on TV, Podcast, Social
Ben Verlander, host of Fox Sports’ Flippin’ Bats podcast and television series and its associated social properties, is no stranger to greatness.
4 Ways to Leverage Brand and Response Advertising
For years, certain media channels have been designated to different communication strategies. Some channels were considered better at driving brand awareness while others were better at closing a sale.
TikTok to Rely More on Machine Learning to Surface Content Violations in Specific Categories
TikTok brought several systems it has been testing in markets around the globe to identify and remove content that violates its policies to Canada and the U.S. Friday.
Instagram: How to Use the TinyTAN-Dynamite Chat Theme
Instagram added a chat theme inspired by TinyTAN, the animated characters based on the members of K-pop group BTS. This chat theme—inspired by the group’s single, “Dynamite”—gives a conversation a pastel background that contains small pictures of flowers and music notes.
DTC, Back-to-School Brands Are Propelling Outdoor Ads’ Comeback
Now that consumers are congregating on the streets of major cities again, a resurgence of out of home ads appears to be following along. And direct-to-consumer marketers are particularly aiming to be out in front.
Messenger From Facebook, Instagram Suit Up for Space Jam: A New Legacy
Messenger From Facebook and Instagram already have their platforms prepared for the July 16 premiere of Warner Bros. feature film Space Jam: A New Legacy.
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Publicis Groupe Benelux Acquires Heineken Agency Boomerang
Chief executive of Publicis Benelux Jacco ter Schegget will take the helm, while founders Fikret Fetahovic, Eldin Fetahovic, Bo The and Alexander Veltman will remain.
Agency Founder Donates $4 Million to Pay Staff Student Loan Debt
Marketing agency Fingerpaint’s founder Ed Mitzen and his wife Lisa are personally donating $4 million to pay down every current employee’s student loan debt by $30,000 each, regardless of tenure.
Postdates: a Satire, a Real Service and a Social Commentary
David Griner is Adweek's international editor and host of the Adweek podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."
Coors Light Turns Tampa Bay Lightning's Melted Ice Into Beer
During the brewing process, Coors will filter and purify the melted ice to ensure safe consumption for fans. Coors Light
The Future of the Media Industry Starts With Customer Experience
Today’s media companies are competing in a complex landscape where every organization is aggressively vying for the attention of the consumer. This ultra-competitive environment is triggering radical shifts in the way media companies reach their audiences and build out their business models. The research found that on average, young adults trust utilities more with their personal data than they do streaming companies. The research found that on average, young adults trust utilities more with their personal data than they do streaming companies. Data will take center stage for media companies as they work to create sticky, one-to-one relationships with consumers.
'Disappointed' NBC Sports, IOC Adjust to Olympics Fan Ban
Thursday’s ban of all in-person spectators at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics cast a pall over NBCUniversal’s 7,000-hour coverage plans for the Games. But the broadcaster and organizers of the Summer Olympics, which begin in two weeks, are looking for ways to bring fans back into stadiums and competition venues digitally to retain some of the excitement that comes from having fans in the stands.
Why Art Needs Automation to Thrive
The synergy was almost too good when Data Robot’s Chief AI Evangelist Ben Taylor and BEN Group’s CEO Ricky Ray Butler gathered for their joint Social Media Week session, “Is Automation Possible in Influencer Marketing?”
Why Customer Experience Extends Beyond the Interactions Brands Control
From food delivery apps to online shopping to banking, customer experiences are increasingly taking place via third-party apps and occasionally entire services that brands don’t directly control. And it points to the importance of a new kind of 360-degree thinking about customer experience that includes these third parties. After all, a positive delivery experience means more repeat business for the grocer, and vice versa. But taking an overarching view of the delivery experience shouldn’t stop at the customer either. A good example is how Chipotle considered the new customer experience reality.
Get to Know Mel Magazine’s New Owners, Recurrent Ventures
Since late 2018, the private equity firm North Equity has been on a buying spree, methodically acquiring more than a dozen distressed publications in an attempt to build a lucrative media empire by investing in promising, if downtrodden properties.
NFL Coach Lori Locust Talks Diversity in Sports
Episode two of Adweek’s newest series, The Most Powerful Women in Sports features Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust, who’s entering her third season with the Bucs. Locust was thrust into the spotlight in 2021 when she and the Bucs’ assistant strength and conditioning coach made history by becoming the first female coaches to win a Super Bowl. Locust, who says she looks forward to the day when she’s referred to simply as a “coach” rather than “female coach,” spoke with Adweek chief content officer Lisa Granatstein about her lifelong affinity for football and why there’s still more work to be done when it comes to diversity in sports.
Gain Competitive Advantage by Transcending the Front-Line Paradox
Front-line employees are often the first to sense change yet the last to be heard. Member Free 5 free articles per month, $6.95/article thereafter, free newsletter. sign up Please enter a valid email address Thank you for signing up Privacy PolicyThe Front-Line ParadoxThe situation described above is something I refer to as the front-line paradox: Front-line employees are often the first to sense impending change but the last to be heard within an organization. Pedersen, “Using the Collective Wisdom of Frontline Employees in Strategic Issue Management” (Ph.D. thesis, Copenhagen Business School, 2016). Hallin, “Global Strategic Responsiveness: Exploiting Frontline Information in the Adaptive Multinational Enterprise” (New York: Routledge, 2017).
Cryptocurrency roundup: $100bn wiped off crypto market value in one day
It’s been an eventful week for cryptocurrencies, with roughly $100bn wiped off the market on Thursday. Crypto market loses $100bn in one day A number of cryptocurrencies including ether, dogecoin, bitcoin and cardano fell on Thursday, mirroring the bearishness in global stockmarkets over concerns that the economic recovery may stall. On Thursday, US senator Elizabeth Warren warned of the growing risks facing consumers due to the “highly opaque and volatile” cryptocurrency market, reports Reuters. The London protocol update introduces five Ethereum Improvement Proposals (EIPs) (standards specifying new features being added to the blockchain). The aim of EIP-1559 Is to transform ether into a less inflationary cryptocurrency.
Instagram's Meghana Dhar on the Power of Instagram Shopping
'People are following you on Instagram because they really love your products and what your brand stands for. They see themselves as part of your community,' says Dhar.
British fintech Wise has hit the market. Should you invest?
As Wise took the direct listing route, the company did not raise any new funds; rather, existing shareholders, including Scottish fund manager Baillie Gifford, Tesla, and US venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, sold a proportion of their shares. The strong debut is a major win for the UK which has been trying to lure more tech groups to the country. Wise ditched the traditional initial public offering (IPO) process and opted for a direct listing. British fintech Wise ( LSE: WISE ) – formerly known as Transferwise – went public on Wednesday through a direct listing which valued the company at almost £9bn. This starkly differs from previous listings such as Deliveroo which was loss-making even before it launched its blockbuster IPO.
Betting on politics: the odds on Keir Starmer leaving
Labour’s victory in Batley and Spen last week has eased pressure on Keir Starmer’s leadership, which had previously been called into question. With £1,866 matched on Smarkets, the odds on him leaving in 2021 have lengthened from as short as three (33.3%) to seven (14.2%). Punters still think his stay as leader is likely to be relatively short, however: you can get 4.1 (24.3%) on him departing in 2022 and 3.9 (25.6%) in 2023. Indeed, the odds on him surviving to 2025 are still a relatively long 5.3 (18.7%). Interestingly, Smarkets also runs a separate market on whether Starmer (pictured) will survive to the start of 2024.
How I Learned to Love Selling (and How You Can Too)
A fog lifted when he told me, “If I don’t get you to buy my service, I’ve done you a disservice.”With this new idea, I learned to stop worrying and love sales. But sales need not resemble a 1980s infomercial—“Act now and we’ll send you a second Ginsu Knife for 9.99!” Slap Chop that approach to the curb, my friend. You already love sales, sometimes. Remind yourself daily that sales create money, and that money can generate incredible blessings; then, you’ll get over your selling hang-ups. And your customers can receive it only when you learn to love sales.
Tokyo Olympics, Euro 2020 Sponsors Compete With Athletes' Brands
Coca-Cola spent hundreds of millions of dollars sponsoring Euro 2020. It spent years preparing for one of the world’s most watched soccer tournaments after the Summer Olympics and FIFA World Cup. Coke’s iconic logo sat among European soccer’s brightest stars; it even had bottles of its flagship cola on the postgame podium.
The Battle Over Britney Spears’s Conservatorship
Britney Spears has been the object of intense public interest for over two decades. In recent court testimony, Spears publicly detailed her experience under the conservatorship for the first time. The staff writers Jia Tolentino and Ronan Farrow speak with David Remnick about how Spears was put into the conservatorship and how she is mounting a challenge to end the arrangement. Ronan Farrow and Jia Tolentino on Britney Spears’s ConservatorshipThe pop star is looking to regain power over her own life, after more than a decade of having her major personal, financial, and legal decisions controlled by others. Two staff writers tell the story of how that happened.
The New Yorker’s Go-To for Spices and So Much More
Arranged about the space are barrels and boxes of dried fruit: jumbo prunes; luscious figs; sliced dried persimmon and blood orange; white dried mulberries, which look like little pieces of human brain. “Try this, it will change your life,” says Abramson, who is holding out a fat orange-gold Uzbekistani apricot with a pair of tongs to me. “I needed green cardamom for a curry recipe I was tinkering with,” says the publicist Sarah Hermalyn, who works in the food world. In 1968, when Alam arrived in New York, there weren’t many other Bangladeshis in the city. He graduated in the early ’70s, when the job market wasn’t great, but he saw a gap in the spice market.
Why Are There So Many Holocaust Books for Kids?
Every year, the Association of Jewish Libraries presents its Sydney Taylor Book Award to the most “outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.” At this year’s ceremony, on June 29, not a single children’s book about the Holocaust won a gold medal. Unfortunately, to “authentically portray the Jewish experience” all too often means to “focus on the Holocaust.” In the 53 years since the award’s establishment in 1968, 105 children’s and young adult books have won gold medals; of these, 31 are about the Holocaust. Looked at another way, there were just 23 years — fewer than half — in which a Holocaust book was not among the gold medalists. Presumably most of the purchasers of these books are parents, schools and libraries seeking to edify the youth — though certainly many kids adore reading about history and horror. More and more Jews seem to base Jewish identity on the Holocaust.
Architect Finds a Sense of Belonging for His Family’s Homeland, and for Himself
The first time Omar Degan set foot in Mogadishu, in October 2017, he quickly grasped that it bore little resemblance to the picturesque cityscape his parents, Somali refugees who had fled to Europe, described to him growing up. Instead of an idyllic scene of whitewashed buildings and modernist architecture set against the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, he found a new Mogadishu, one that had emerged in a rush to rebuild after Somalia’s civil war. Concrete roadblocks and blastproof walls remained pervasive, and camps for displaced people abutted multicolored condominiums with barely a hint of local styles or heritage. For Mr. Degan, a 31-year-old architect, that dissonance echoed a loss of cultural identity that he has since worked to restore, and that he hopes others will increasingly embrace in the process of rebuilding the wounded city. In his four years in Somalia, he has created through architecture a new style and sense of what the country is and can be after decades of civil war and terrorism, mixing traditional themes with more modern ones like sustainability.
Biden’s Invisible Ideology
Their ideology is largely invisible but no less ideological for refusing to present itself out in the open. (As a recent Populace survey stated, Biden and Trump voters hold “collective illusions” about each other, and “what is often mistaken for breadth of political disagreement is actually narrow — if extremely intense — disagreement on a limited number of partisan issues.”) Biden’s ideology is, in fact, the old ideology of pragmatic progressive pluralism—the ideology of F.D.R. This is an ideology whose invisibility is guaranteed to disappoint all of us loudly articulate ideologues. This is a difficult wisdom—and one that, perhaps not accidentally, was offered often during the campaign by the man who is now Biden’s Transportation Secretary. Is Biden protected by the invisible armor of his ideology or merely naked to his enemies?
Richard Branson’s Plan to Beat Jeff Bezos to Outer Space
He would be going to space for eleven minutes on a rocket ship built by his company, Blue Origin. He created Blue Origin in 2000, before Elon Musk had SpaceX or Richard Branson had Virgin Galactic. I spent four years inside Virgin Galactic, first for this magazine and then for my new book, “Test Gods: Virgin Galactic and the Making of a Modern Astronaut.” Branson’s employees know the game. There is nothing magical about three hundred and twenty-eight thousand feet; freeze-dried ice cream tastes bad above or below it. Haley, curiously, accepted this new boundary and said that it “coincides” with his own, despite being fifty-three thousand feet higher.
Redefining Populism
In 2016, the German historian and political philosopher Jan-Werner Müller published “What Is Populism?,” a well-timed examination of rising political movements, from the United States to India. Given the ways the world has changed over the past five years, has your conception of populism changed as well? Partly against the background of a European understanding of politics, I essentially want to argue that populism is really not just about criticizing élites or being somehow against the establishment. What about left-wing populism, which, as it’s generally understood, does not try to marginalize people by saying they’re not true members of the real people? I think that’s politically problematic because it violates a basic intuition about democratic equality, but then obviously I think it misunderstands how a lot of these outcomes came about.
How to Achieve Sustainable Remote Work
In 2004, Best Buy was facing a problem at its corporate headquarters, in Minneapolis-St. Paul: job-hopping. The reduced voluntary turnover saved Best Buy money, which Ressler and Thompson estimated to be in the millions. In response to Cook’s announcement, a group of Apple employees, organized on a Slack channel dedicated to “remote work advocates,” sent a letter complaining about the new policy. “Many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple,” they wrote. A poll conducted by Morning Consult and Bloomberg News in May found that nearly forty per cent of U.S. adults would “consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work.”
Heat-Related Deaths Increase as Temperatures Rise in the West
The man, who has not been identified, was transferred first to a hospital and then to a medical center in Portland, where he died. The cause of the man’s death has not yet been determined, and it could take several months to complete the investigation. “The details surrounding the associate’s passing are being assessed by medical professionals and OSHA. State records indicate the facility was cited by Oregon OSHA after a February 2020 inspection, but the violation — a damaged floor grating — was not deemed serious and was subsequently repaired. For the past week, temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have dipped more toward their usual cool levels.
Like in ‘Postapocalyptic Movies’: Heat Wave Killed Marine Wildlife en Masse
Dead mussels and clams coated rocks in the Pacific Northwest, their shells gaping open as if they’d been boiled. Sea stars were baked to death. Sockeye salmon swam sluggishly in an overheated Washington river, prompting wildlife officials to truck them to cooler areas. “It just feels like one of those postapocalyptic movies,” said Christopher Harley, a marine biologist at the University of British Columbia who studies the effects of climate change on coastal marine ecosystems. He estimated losses for the mussels alone in the hundreds of millions.
Kate Hudson Honors 'Loving' Son Bing on 10th Birthday: 'Can You Believe It's Been a Full Decade?'
He saves any money he receives, buys stocks and checks his stocks daily and has asked for stocks for his birthday. Happy Birthday Bing!!!" For Bing's 9th birthday last year, Hudson wrote about Bing's birth story on Instagram. "To be patient, to be in tune with him, that he's strong willed and beats to his own strong drum." Kate Hudson Credit: Lawrence Busacca/GettyHudson shares Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson, son Bing with ex-fiancé Matt Bellamy, plus daughter Rani Rose, 2½, with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.
A 'Terrible' Breakup Brought All the Inspiration Olivia Evans Needed to Create Her EP — and It Isn't Country
After years of looking to mom Sara Evans for guidance, Olivia Evans takes the reins on her solo debutThe day Olivia Evans turned 18 years old, the beauty with the big voice knew one thing for sure — she was tired of waiting to make her dreams come true. Olivia Evans Olivia Evans | Credit: Andy BaxterBut now, armed with producer extraordinaire Nash Overstreet, Evans is finding her own lane, a lane that lays out beautifully on her debut track "Of Course I Do." Indeed, in the days and weeks following the breakup, Evans often found herself at the piano, writing breakup song after breakup song, which would eventually become her first EP. Olivia Evans Olivia Evans | Credit: Andy BaxterBut no matter what, she kept her mom and her industry knowledge close by. "I know I'm so lucky.
Covid Live Updates: Mississippi Urges Masks for Indoor Gatherings as Delta Spreads
Live Covid Live Updates: Mississippi Urges Masks for Indoor Gatherings as Delta Spreads Educators’ unions praise new C.D.C. Africa endures its “worst pandemic week ever.”Mississippi urges ‘high-risk’ residents to avoid indoor mass gatherings as Delta variant spreads. To use the S.D.R.s, countries can agree to trade this interest-bearing asset with other countries in exchange for cash. Researchers at Imperial College London also found that from June 24 to July 5, the number of coronavirus cases had quadrupled across England and had risen eightfold in London. The World Health Organization warned last week that the games, held in cities across Europe, had driven a rise in coronavirus cases.
Biden Urges More Scrutiny of Big Businesses, Such as Tech Giants
Many of the agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, mentioned in the Friday order are independent, meaning the White House can only encourage them, not direct them, to take specific steps. One part of the order tells the federal agencies that approve mergers that they should update their guidance for vetting deals to better capture technology companies’ business models. Another asks the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate so-called net neutrality rules for broadband providers. Yet another asks the Federal Trade Commission to stop manufacturers from blocking farmers from repairing their tractors on their own. and the Justice Department to more stringently scrutinize hospital mergers to ensure that patients are not harmed by them.
The C.D.C. Issues New School Guidance, With Emphasis on Full Reopening
made clear that masks could be optional for vaccinated people, in line with its recommendations for the general public. also strongly urged schools to promote vaccination, which the guidance called “one of the most critical strategies to help schools safely resume full operations.” Studies suggest that vaccines remain effective against the Delta variant. The country’s two major teachers’ unions, which have close relationships with the Biden administration, praised the guidance. Some parents who have advocated school reopening greeted the new guidelines with relief. The city finally allowed elementary school students to return in mid-April, but most middle and high school students were not able to do so at all.
Biden urges Putin to ‘take action to disrupt’ Russia-based hackers behind ransomware attacks.
Biden urges Putin to ‘take action to disrupt’ Russia-based hackers behind ransomware attacks. Video transcript Back bars 0:00 / 0:51 - 0:00 transcript Biden Calls for Putin to Act on Ransomware Attacks President Biden urged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to act when ransomware attacks originate in his country and said the U.S. reserves the right to respond against hackers who launch attacks from Russia. Will there be, sir?” “Yes.” President Biden urged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to act when ransomware attacks originate in his country and said the U.S. reserves the right to respond against hackers who launch attacks from Russia. Mr. Biden said he told Mr. Putin that during a face-to-face meeting in Geneva several weeks ago. The firing was the latest move by Mr. Biden to oust a Trump-appointed director of an independent executive agency.
Live Updates: Haitian Officials Request U.S. Forces
Live Live Updates: Haitian Officials Request U.S. Haitian officials say they have asked for U.S. forces to stabilize the country. Police searched the Morne Calvaire district of Petion Ville for suspects who remain at large in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday. In 1915, President Woodrow Wilson sent the Marines to protect U.S. interests after the assassination of the Haitian president. President Moïse had been dressed in a white shirt and jeans, he said, both of which were torn and covered in blood.
Go Inside Chip & Joanna Gaines's Magnolia Network in PEOPLE's New Special Edition
That's just one reason that the pair decided to launch a reboot, Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, and now, their very own network to go with it. To mark the July 15 streaming debut of Magnolia Network, People is publishing a special edition, Chip & Joanna: Building Their Future featuring an exclusive new interview with the couple and a look inside their new slate of shows. Chip Joanna Gaines From "Fixer Upper: Welcome Home" | Credit: Magnolia Discovery VenturesThe parents of five — they share Drake, 16, Ella 14, Duke, 13, and Emmie Kay, 11, and Crew, 3 — designed Magnolia Network from the ground up. says Joanna Gaines. Chip Joanna Gaines Chip and Joanna Gaines | Credit: Magnolia Discovery VenturesThe timing couldn't be better.
Britney Spears Explains Missing Neck Tattoo in Topless Instagram Photo: 'Kiss My Ass Haters'
The pop star shut down critics who thought her topless photo was a body doubleBritney Spears is setting the record straight. "Where's the back of the neck tattoo? In the caption, the pop star explained the real reason why her tattoo can't be seen in the photo. In June, the singer called her neck tattoo her "favorite" showing it off while modeling a neon pink swimsuit. Spears wrote at the time.
Lake Compounce: Facts About America's Oldest Amusement Park, Turning 175
Lake Compunce was also the infamous scene of the incident in which German R&B duo Milli Vanilli got caught lip-syncing during a performance broadcast live on MTV in 1989. As Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus performed their hit single, "Girl You Know It's True," the recording of the track jammed and skipped, repeatedly playing the partial lyric "Girl you know it's…" over and over again. They continued to pretend to sing and dance for a few moments, before rushing offstage. Months later, Morvan and Pilatus were forced to return their Grammys after it was revealed they did not actually sing any of the songs on their album of the same name. At the time, the disgraced duo were the first artists to ever to have to return the award.
Inside Rosemary Kennedy's Bond with Eunice Shriver, Who 'Had a lot of Pain' Over Sister's Treatment
"She had this extraordinary capacity to turn her anger into positive action," says Tim Shriver Sr., 61, Eunice's son. For more on the Shriver cousins and their work to honor grandmother Eunice Kennedy Shriver, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday, or subscribe here. "Clockwise: Christina Schwarzenegger, Molly Shriver, Tim Shriver Jr., Tommy Shriver, Natasha Hunt Lee, Kathleen Shriver Credit: Courtesy Clockwise: Christina Schwarzenegger, Molly Shriver, Tim "Timbo" Shriver Jr., Tommy Shriver, Natasha Hunt Lee, Kathleen Shriver | Credit: Courtesy Special OlympicsEunice continued to set an example when her grandchildren visited her homes in Maryland and Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Tommy Shriver, Eunice Shriver, and Kathleen Shriver Kathleen Shriver, Eunice Shriver and Tommy Shriver | Credit:Now her grandchildren are working to serve as models for the next generation. Eunice Kennedy Shriver teaching swimming lessons at Camp Shriver.
Jennifer Garner Twins with Her Baby Self in Adorable Throwback: 'When You Know Your Angle'
Jennifer Garner often shares throwback childhood pictures on her Instagram, to the delight of her followersJennifer Garner Twins with Her Baby Self in Adorable Throwback: 'When You Know Your Angle'Jennifer Garner has always known how to work her angles! The actress posted a sweet set of photos on Instagram showing off just how long she's known how to pose for the camera. The three-way shot shows a baby Garner and two grown-up pictures, all with the Alias star looking at the camera from her left side. Garner often posts throwback photos of herself on Instagram, to the delight of her followers. Back in September 2020, Garner posted a photo with her teddy bear in honor of National Teddy Bear Day, sharing a side-by-side of herself as a child and now, snuggling her furry friend.
Dr. Sandra Lee Treats Rhinophyma Case in Clip of Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Sandra Lee begins with a difficult case in the premiere of the new season of Dr. Pimple Popper. I couldn't even imagine that somebody has this level of Rhinophyma," Lee says. Dr. Sandra Lee Credit: TLC"It is quite shocking, but I'm trying to stay optimistic. But the only way I'm going to figure this out is by looking at it from every direction possible," she says in the clip. Maybe I'm the only one that will really try to take my time and find an answer for him," Lee concluded.
Hilaria Baldwin Claims Her Culture Is 'Fluid' 7 Months After Heritage Controversy
When the controversy first arose, Hilaria clarified that she was born in Boston, and that her birth name is Hillary. She said she grew up spending time with her family between Massachusetts and Spain, where her parents live. She also declared that culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions and political beliefs are things that "are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID." Some Twitter users are taking issue with the claim that culture and heritage can be "fluid," with one person writing, "Hilaria Baldwin doesn't get to hijack the LGBTQ+ experience with her multi/fluid/race/ethnicity creation." alec and hilaria baldwin Credit: Lars Niki/GettyDays after the initial controversy arose, Hilaria spoke out in an interview with The New York Times, contending that those accusing her of being dishonest had "been confused in some ways by people misrepresenting me."
Dwyane Wade and Son Zaire Team Up with Bleacher Report on Pride Apparel with 'Powerful Message'
"We wanted to do something to try and show our support to my sister Zaya and the whole community," Zaire Wade tells PEOPLE of his LGBTQI+ Pride CollectionDwyane Wade and his son Zaire are continuing to show their support for the LGBTQI+ community. Dwyane, Zaire, Bleacher Report and Nicole Zizi Studio recently partnered with Zaire's apparel company YnG DnA to create a pride collection benefiting Athlete Ally, a leading national non-profit working at the intersection of sport and LGBTQI+ equality. Bleacher Report will donate 50 percent of net proceeds from the sale of select merch sold June 24 through July 31 to Athlete Ally. Zaire says he wanted to team up on the Pride collection as a way to "try and show our support to my sister Zaya and the whole community." RELATED VIDEO: Dwyane Wade And Gabrielle Union "Allow Their Kids' Uniqueness To Shine""It's simple, this is what people want.
Meet the History-Making Scripps Spelling Bee Winner, Who Also Has Impressive Basketball Skills
The newly crowned 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, Zaila Avant-garde, holds three Guinness World Records for her ability to dribble multiple basketballs at a timeZaila Avant-garde has entered the world stage! On Thursday, the 14-year-old eighth-grader from Harvey, Louisiana, clinched victory at the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling "Murraya" — a genus of flowering plants — during the live finals at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The only Black winner before Zaila was Jody-Anne Maxwell, who took home the glory in 1998 and represented Jamaica, according to CNN. Zaila Avant-garde Credit: John Raoux/AP/ShutterstockZaila Avant-gardeAlongside her affinity for spelling, the teen is also a basketball prodigy who has impressive basketball-juggling skills. Zaila holds three Guinness World Records for her ability to dribble multiple basketballs at a time, according to USA Today.
Lindsay Arnold Has 'Best Day Ever' Taking Baby Sage, 8 Months, on First Trip to Disney World
Lindsay Arnold Has 'Best Day Ever' Taking Baby Sage, 8 Months, on First Trip to Disney WorldLindsay Arnold is introducing her baby girl to the happiest place on Earth! "Sagey girl takes on @waltdisneyworld ???? best day ever with my little cutie and she loved it!!" Lindsay Arnold Credit: Lindsay Arnold/InstagramLindsay Arnold Credit: Lindsay Arnold/InstagramLindsay Arnold Credit: Lindsay Arnold/InstagramDespite a bout of torrential rain, Arnold and her family enjoyed their day at the park and even took Sage on her first amusement park ride. RELATED VIDEO: Lindsay Arnold Shows Off Post-Baby Beach Body 2 Months After Welcoming Daughter SageThe star also gave a shout-out to the women in her family. I love you so much ?? #mothersday #mom #grateful," Arnold shared in a separate Instagram post.
Good Trouble Season 3B Trailer Teases Tears, Betrayal and Callie and Gael's 'Complicated' Future
The new season of Good Trouble is about to get, as they say in the PEOPLE exclusive trailer, "pretty real, pretty fast." As the hit Freeform series returns for season 3B on July 14, many of the characters are at a crossroads. Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Gael (Tommy Martinez) are about to give their romantic relationship another go — but Gael is expecting a baby with Isabella (Priscilla Quintana). "I know things are much more complicated now," Gael says in the trailer before Callie reaches to kiss him and says, "I'm used to complicated." For Mitchell, that word was "full-circle"; Adele teased with "juicy"; Cola offered "unapologetic" for Alice's journey; and Hunton said "boundaries."
Chris Pratt's The Tomorrow War Could Get a Sequel After Massive Success on Amazon (Report)
Chris Pratt’s film became the most-streamed movie in the world, according to Screen Engine’s PostVOD audience summaryChris Pratt's The Tomorrow War Could Get a Sequel After Massive Success on Amazon (Report)Chris Pratt likely has another franchise under his belt! A sequel for Amazon Studios' The Tomorrow War is being discussed after reports that it became the most-streamed movie in the world when it debuted earlier this month, according to Variety. On Sunday, Pratt shared a video on Instagram thanking fans for watching the movie and all of the positive reactions. "Thank YOU to everyone who watched The Tomorrow War this weekend. The first 48 hours of global viewing for The Tomorrow War on Prime Video broke all the records????????????.
USA Men's and Women's Gymnasts Look Fierce in New Team Photos
Veterans Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak lead the two teams as they prepare to compete in the Tokyo GamesGo Team USA! The U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team was named for the Summer Games during the Olympic trials, which ran from June 24 to 27 in St. Louis, Missouri — and now their new photos have dropped. Team USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USANever 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. Team USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATeam USA Credit: Team USATo learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. Team USA Credit: Team USA
London Officer Admits Killing Sarah Everard, Whose Murder Prompted Outcry Over Women's Safety
A London police constable pleaded guilty Friday to murdering Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old marketing executive who went missing while walking home in March, prompting a national reckoning about sexual assault and women's safety. Wayne Couzens, 48, had pleaded guilty in June to kidnapping and raping Everard. Everard disappeared back on March 3 while walking home from a friend's house at night in London. Wayne Couzens Wayne Couzens | Credit: SWNSOn March 12, police confirmed that her remains had been found in the woods in Kent, more than 50 miles away. Middleton "remembers what it felt like to walk around London at night," a royal source told PEOPLE at the time.
Heather Rae Young on Being 'Bonus Mom' to Tarek El Moussa's Kids: 'They're My Babies'
"The kids are a huge part of our lives," Heather Rae Young tells PEOPLE of Tarek El Moussa's daughter Taylor, 10½, and son Brayden, 5½Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young walk the red carpet at the JBL True Summer event. JBL is celebrating the return of live music with a donation to the National Independent Venue Association’s (NIVA) #SaveOurStages initiativeHeather Rae Young enjoys her role as "bonus mom." El Moussa, 39, shares daughter Taylor, 10½, and son Brayden, 5½, with his ex-wife and Flip or Flop costar Christina Haack. I'm filming TV shows, I'm raising kids, I'm building businesses. RELATED VIDEO: Heather Rae Young Gets a 'Mr.
Katie Lee Biegel Gets Candid About Postpartum Recovery as She Hits Her Pre-Baby Weight
Katie Lee Biegel is reflecting on her postpartum journey, sharing that she was "not at all prepared" for the recovery process. While the mom of one said she "recently hit my pre-baby weight," the star explained it "really isn't about the number on the scale." ?"RELATED VIDEO: Katie Lee Biegel's Most Surprising Part of Mom Life Is So Relatable: 'All the Aches and Pains!' Back in March, Katie appeared on an episode of PEOPLE in 10 where she said the most surprising thing about motherhood is "all the aches and pains." My favorite thing is getting her up in the morning, going in there and seeing her little face smiling.
Michael Avenatti Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Nike Extortion Case
At the time, Avenatti was representing California high school basketball coach Gary Franklin and prosecutors say the celebrity lawyer was $11 million in debt. The district attorney's office added that Avenatti told representatives for Nike that he would hold off on conducting the press conference if Nike made a payment of $1.5 million to his client. Several outlets reported that Avenatti "openly wept when he spoke to the court on Thursday." According to the statement from the district attorney's office, Avenatti was sentenced to 30 months in prison, along with three years of supervised release. Avenatti rose to national prominence when he took Daniels as a client in 2018.
Sex/Life Costume Designer Shares the Story Behind Billie Mann's Metallic Pink Moto Jacket
scenes weren't the only thing that caught viewers' attention during season one of Netflix's new drama series, Sex/Life. Leading lady Billie Mann's wardrobe got plenty of buzz — particularly her metallic pink moto jacket. Can anyone help me find a pink metallic biker jacket like the one Billie wears in Sex/life on Netflix? SEX/LIFE Credit: NetflixAnother viewer said, "Everyone talking about those scenes from #sexlife and here's me mainly wondering where Billie got her pink jacket from. Sex/Life Billie Connelly pink leather jacket Credit: NetflixThe team worked with Canadian fashion designer Izzy Camilleri to create three different options before they "landed on this one."
Sex and the City Revival: Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda Strut Through NYC in First Look Image
The HBO Max Sex and the City revival, titled And Just Like That, will pick up with the original stars as they navigate love and life in their 50sSex and the City Revival: Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda Strut Through NYC in First Look ImageCarrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes are back in the city. The three stars additionally posted about the beginning of production on their own Instagram pages. "Here she comes," Parker added on her own page, captioning a picture of her getting her hair and makeup done on set. Sex and the City Credit: Courtesy HBO MaxParker, 56, Nixon, 55, and Davis, 56, announced the Sex and the City revival series on Instagram in January with a teaser trailer. Kim Cattrall, who previously played Samantha Jones, is not returning for And Just Like That, though many other former cast members will be.
Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair Ended Up Together in Original Legally Blonde Ending, Claims Costar
"The insinuation was either [Elle and Vivian] were best friends or they had gotten together romantically," Legally Blonde's Jessica Cauffiel said of Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair's charactersLegally Blonde had a potential alternate ending that its writers and stars can't seem to agree on 20 years later. Instead, Elle ends up with Emmett (Luke Wilson), and the film ends with Elle graduating and a peek into her future with Emmett. Selma Blair & Reese Witherspoon Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon in 2002 | Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImageOne star from the film who had a real-life crush on Blair, 49? "RELATED VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon Says Legally Blonde Changed Her LifeWilson, meanwhile, recently said he'd be fully onboard for the upcoming Legally Blonde 3. The 49-year-old actor spoke to PEOPLE last month about potentially returning to the franchise while promoting his film 12 Mighty Orphans.
Valerie Bertinelli Gets Teary After Critical Comment About Her Weight: 'Where's the Compassion?'
Valerie Bertinelli is speaking out after reading a disparaging comment about her weight. "Someone...decided to point out that I need to lose weight," she wrote. "But since I haven't been successful with that my whole entire life, at 61 I'm still dealing with [it]." You think a stupid little comment like 'you need to lose weight,' not f------ helpful." RELATED VIDEO: Valerie Bertinelli Tears Up as She Says 'It's Been Rough' Since Death of Late Ex Eddie Van HalenAddressing her fans on Friday morning, Bertinelli thanked everyone who had reached out to her.
Dad's Girlfriend Charged with Capital Murder of Samuel Olson, 6, Who Was Found Slain in Motel
Theresa Balboa, the girlfriend of Samuel's father, had previously been charged with tampering with evidence of a human corpse in connection with the death of the boy. The Harris County District Attorney's Office alleges that Balboa struck Samuel with a blunt object, according to court records, the Associated Press reports. Rivera was also charged with tampering with evidence of a human corpse, ABC 13 reports. Balboa's friend Dylan Walker has also been charged with tampering with evidence of a human corpse, KHOU reports. Lawyers for Balboa, Rivera and Walker could not be reached for comment.
Two Americans Reportedly Detained in Wake of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse's Assassination
The men, identified as James Solages and Joseph Vincent, are believed to have dual U.S.-Haitian citizenshipsSuspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday President Killed, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti - 08 Jul 2021Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . Haitian officials have identified the pair as James Solages and Joseph Vincent. Suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise, among them Haitian-American citizens James Solages, left, and Joseph Vincent, second left, are shown to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, . President Haiti Jovenel Moise Jovenel Moïse | Credit: John Moore/GettyInterim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said an "unidentified group of individuals, some of whom were speaking in Spanish" began their attack on Moïse's private residence around 1 a.m. on Wednesday.
Extra's Jennifer Lahmers Expecting Baby Boy
Jennifer Lahmers is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Dr. Jarod Keller, an emergency room doctor in Burbank, CaliforniaExtra's Jennifer Lahmers Expecting First Baby, a Son: 'We Couldn't Be Happier'Hot off the press — Extra correspondent Jennifer Lahmers is pregnant! The television personality is expecting her first baby, a son, in November with boyfriend Dr. Jarod Keller, PEOPLE can exclusively confirm. This is also the first child for Keller, an emergency room doctor in Burbank, California. During Lahmers' time at WNYW Fox5, she hosted and produced a number of half-hour specials, including her Jen at Work series. Lahmers recently made her return on the red carpet for the iHeartRadio awards in Los Angeles in May.
McDonald's Reveals New Space Jam Happy Meal Toys to Feed Your 90s Nostalgia
(Millennial fans of the original 1996 film may fondly recall the popular Happy Meal toys that came out during that time.) Each Happy Meal box will feature a new design around the movie and will include "one of 12 different characters dunking, dribbling and more," according to a press release. The new Space Jam-themed Happy Meals will be available for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide while supplies last. In the follow-up film, fellow basketball great James, 36, takes over the lead role. To escape from the virtual world in which they're trapped, James gathers the Looney Tunes for a basketball game.
MMA Fighter Angela Lee Says She's Trying to Give Herself 'Grace' as She Returns to Ring as New Mom
Lee and husband Bruno Pucci welcomed their first child, daughter Ava Marie Pucci, on April 16, 2021. Baby Ava weighed 6 lbs., 9.5 oz., and measured 19 inches long at birth, she shared on Instagram. "I've wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember ... but nothing really prepares you for what being a mom is like," she says. The athlete says her 3-month-old is already "growing so fast" and the new parents are trying to "cherish every moment that happens." "I just think being a mom you really have that added benefit of so much more strength because of everything that moms do," she says.
Prison Guard Who Had Sex with Susan Smith Says Child Killer Did Drugs to Replace 'Male Attention'
Prison Guard Who Had Sex with Susan Smith Says Child Killer Did Drugs to Replace 'Male Attention'Susan Smith's former cellmates and a prison guard who had sex with her are speaking out about the infamous woman's checkered time behind bars. Smith's incarceration has been marred by disciplinary infractions involving drug use and sex with prison employees. At that point, says Rowe, "She could not longer get the male attention that she used as a drug." In 2000, Smith was disciplined for having sex four times with 50-year-old prison guard Houston Cagle. The following year, Rowe also pleaded guilty to having sex with Smith and was sentenced to five years probation.
Utah Mom Was Fatally Shot in Her Driveway, Allegedly by Man, Woman Who Were Out on Parole
Utah Mom Was Fatally Shot in Her Driveway, Allegedly by Man, Woman Who Were Out on ParoleAuthorities in Utah have charged a man and woman with murder in connection with the 2020 slaying of a woman found dead in a friend's driveway. The killing occurred while both Brunson and Thorpe were out on parole, the sheriff's office said. "Any rage and anger is mitigated that they were apprehended literally within days after they killed our mother," Jessica Nemelka said, according to the News. James Dekota Brunson - Anika Celeste Thoprpe Credit: Utah County SheriffBruson was out on parole for two months and four days before Nemelka's killing. "She was a friend to everyone she met," Jessica Nemelka told the News of her mother.
Anna Wintour's Daughter Bee Shaffer Expecting First Baby with Husband Francesco Carrozzini
Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini tied the knot in 2018Bee Shaffer, the daughter of Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, is going to be a mom. The 33-year-old is expecting her first child with husband Francesco Carrozzini, son of the late Franca Sozzani who served as Vogue Italia's editor-in-chief, a source confirms to PEOPLE. This will be Wintour's third grandchild, as her son Charles and his wife Elizabeth are parents to daughters Ella, 2, and Caroline, 4. The exciting news comes one day after Shaffer and her Italian film director husband, 38 — who tied the knot in 2018 — celebrated their third wedding anniversary. Shaffer marked the special occasion with a sweet post on Instagram, featuring a throwback photo from the couple's nuptials.
Fully Vaccinated Americans 'Do Not Need' a COVID Booster Shot Now, FDA and CDC Say
"People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death," the joint statement between the two health agencies saidFully Vaccinated Americans 'Do Not Need' a COVID Booster Shot Now, FDA and CDC SayFully vaccinated Americans "do not need" a COVID-19 booster shot despite new variants, according to a joint statement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On Thursday, the two organizations said that "Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time." Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that the companies are developing a specially formulated COVID-19 booster shot to fight against the highly contagious Delta variant. The companies estimate that a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be needed 12 months after the first two doses. "Two doses, if you're fully vaccinated with Pfizer [or] Moderna, [is enough]," he continued.
CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Victor Blackwell Had an 'Instant Bond' as Co-Hosts
Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell are the new hosts of CNN's Newsroom, and the pair couldn't be more thrilled to be working opposite one another. Camerota: That's true. CNN's Alisyn Camerota & Victor Blackwell Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota | Credit: Alisyn CamerotaWhat qualities do you have in common? I think Alisyn and I are an excellent pairing because we bring relatability to a large swath of our viewership. CNN's Alisyn Camerota & Victor Blackwell Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota | Credit: John Nowak/CNNHow do you guys wind down after a long day of hard news?
4-Year-Old Colo. Boy Finds Loaded Gun in Car and Fatally Shoots Himself, Parents Face Charges
The father allegedly told investigators the boy had played with the gun on two previous occasionsThe parents of a 4-year-old boy who discovered a gun while inside a car and shot himself have been charged, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced in a statement. "Ms. Perez told [her son] to re-buckle, but he refused to listen and climbed into the driver's seat of the vehicle," the affidavit states. According to the affidavit, the parents allegedly told investigators that the boy was shown the gun the day before when it was unloaded, and the boy had played with the gun two times previously. Carlos allegedly told investigators he stored the loaded gun inside the glove box, the station reported. "Both parents were also aware [the child] was capable of exiting his booster seat and gaining access to the front seat of the vehicle.
GOP Women's Group Blasts Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert as 'Carnival Barkers'
Lauren Boebert Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert | Credit: Chip Somodevilla/GettyGreene and Boebert are staunch supporters of former President Donald Trump. But Conway is not fond of the reality television-esque environment developed during Trump's presidency that Greene and Boebert continue to perpetuate. Lauren Boebert Lauren Boebert | Credit: Joe Raedle/GettyGreene and Boebert have sparked plenty of controversy during their first six months in office. "I'm truly sorry for offending people with remarks about the Holocaust," Greene said at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol. It is antics like this that have Conway and VIEW PAC keeping their distance from Greene and Boebert, she said.
Hannah Berner Talks Whether She'd Return to Summer House
Hannah Berner on If She'd Return to Summer House: Not 'Worth Putting My Relationship on the Line'It sounds like Hannah Berner is done with Summer House — at least for now. "When you have a real, real, real relationship, it is very difficult to be on reality TV with them, especially when it's not a show about you two and it's an ensemble cast," she said. Des Bishop and Hannah Berner Credit: Des Bishop/InstagramBerner announced in May that she would not be returning to the Bravo show. Hannah Berner Hannah Berner | Credit: Gregory Pace/ShutterstockThe announcement came three months after Berner said "yes" to a proposal from Bishop after a whirlwind romance, PEOPLE exclusively revealed at the time. Berner and Bishop began dating in the summer of 2020 after he reached out to her on Instagram.
How to Get Jessica Alba's Voluminous Beach Waves, According to Her Hair Stylist
Alba's hair stylist, Brittney Ryan, tells PEOPLE the inspiration behind the deeper hue. "Jessica is always up for a change, and we decided to go dark brunette for an upcoming movie role that she will be filming soon. Jessica is constantly juggling between business woman, mom, content creator, and actress, so beachy textured waves with a middle part always works for her," she said.
David Harbour Is 'So Grateful' for Wife Lily Allen: 'I Have Someone I Can Tell Everything to'
The Stranger Things star and the singer tied the knot last SeptemberDavid Harbour Is 'So Grateful' for Wife Lily Allen: 'I Have Someone I Can Tell Everything to'David Harbour is a happily married man. In this week's issue of PEOPLE, the Stranger Things star, 46, who wed Lily Allen in a low-key Las Vegas ceremony last September, opens up about finding his perfect match. "I'm so grateful that I'm not alone anymore, and that I have someone that I can tell everything to and who can tell me everything," he says. "I'm always so overcome with gratitude for that, because I've been alone for most of my life." David Harbour and Lily Allen wed in Las Vegas David Harbour and Lily Allen | Credit: Lily Allen/InstagramThe actor, who plays a Russian superhero in Black Widow, out Friday, has been enjoying family time with Allen and her two daughters: Ethel, 9, and Marnie, 8.
TJ Watt Engaged to Sister-in-Law Kealia Ohai's Former Teammate: 'I Am the Luckiest Man in the World'
TJ Watt Engaged to Sister-in-Law Kealia Ohai's Former Teammate: 'I Am the Luckiest Man in the World'TJ Watt is engaged! "I am the luckiest man in the world," he captioned a series of photos from the special moment, which included a shot of the NFL player, 26, down on one knee. YES ?," Rhodes, a professional soccer player, added in her own post. Both Watt and Rhodes went to the University of Madison-Wisconsin, from which the soccer player graduated last December. Their time at the school overlapped in 2016, before the NFL player began his professional career, according to Steelers Depot.
Olivia Rodrigo Adds Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and St Vincent as Writers on Hit 'Deja Vu'
Olivia Rodrigo has been open about how her "hero" Taylor Swift influences her musicOlivia Rodrigo is very vocal when it comes to Taylor Swift and the inspiration she draws from the pop star — and now the singer's putting it in writing. The singer, 18, recently added Swift, Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent as co-writers for her latest single "Deja Vu," crediting them for the song, which appears on Rodrigo's debut album, Sour. Olivia rodrigo meets taylor swift Credit: Olivia rodrigo/instagramAlong with songwriter credits on "Deja Vu," Swift and Antonoff were also added to an additional track from Sour, "1 Step Forward, 3 Steps Back," which is sampled from Swift's "New Year's Day" on the Grammy-winning star's album Reputation. "I would just love to just be in a studio with Taylor," Rodrigo said on Apple Music 1's The Travis Mills Show earlier this year. To have her blessing was really, really special."
Universal Studios Bringing Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House to Life for Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios has announced a new attraction for its annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration this year: new mazes based on Netflix's supernatural drama The Haunting of Hill House. Universal Haunted House Credit: Universal StudiosUniversal Haunted House Credit: Universal Studios"I have loved Halloween Horror Nights for so long," Mike Flanagan, creator and director of the Netflix series, said in a statement. "Some of my favorite memories of Halloween were made at Universal Studios, screaming and laughing with my friends. Entering its 30th year, Halloween Horror Nights will begin on Sept. 3 in Orlando and Sept. 9 in Hollywood — with both events running select nights through Oct. 31. Universal previously announced that in honor of the anniversary, it will be bringing back a character from its first Halloween Horror Nights: Beetlejuice.
Photos of Former National Spelling Bee Champions (and the Words They Won with)
After 19 rounds of competition Anurag Kashyap, 13, an eighth grader from Meadowbrook Middle School in Poway, California, wins the bee having correctly spelled the word "appoggiatura" in the Grand Hyatt Hotel June 2, 2005 in Washington, DC. The 78th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee got underway with 73 spellers sponsored by over 260 sponsors from the United States, Europe, Canada, New Zealand, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, and American Samoa. The spellers started with a 25-word written test followed by several oral rounds until a winner was chosen. During the oral rounds a speller could ask a word's pronunciation, definition, part of speech, etymology and could also ask to have the word used in a sentence. The spelling bee is held from June 1 through June 2.
Who Is Christina Haack's New Boyfriend? What to Know About Realtor Joshua Hall
The Christina on the Coast star has a new flame in the wake of her divorce from Ant Anstead, which was finalized in JuneWho Is Christina Haack's New Boyfriend? What to Know About Realtor Joshua HallChristina Haack has made her new relationship Instagram official, but who is her new beau Austin-based realtor Joshua Hall? Christina Haack, Joshua Hall Credit: Christina Haack/Instagram2. Hall is the older brother of Jessica Hall and Stacie Adams (nee Stacie Hall), who have both been in the spotlight over the years. Christina Anstead Christina Anstead | Credit: christina anstead/instagram5.
Greta Gerwig Tapped to Direct Upcoming Barbie Movie Starring Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie dished to British Vogue about Greta Gerwig directing her upcoming Barbie film, and how it might not be what people expect as a resultGreta Gerwig is in a Barbie world. "People generally hear 'Barbie' and think, 'I know what that movie is going to be,' and then they hear that Greta Gerwig is writing and directing it, and they're like, 'Oh, well, maybe I don't ... '" said Robbie, 31. She said with a smile that her role "comes with a lot of baggage," considering some historical controversy over the doll. Margot Robbie, Barbie Margot Robbie; Barbie doll | Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage; Liu Xingzhe/Visual China Group via GettyRobbie announced she would be portraying the iconic doll in January 2019, saying in a press release, "Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child's journey to self-discovery." Because if we can do all that and provoke a thoughtful conversation, then we're really firing on all cylinders," she said.
Prince William Is Back in the Saddle! The Duke of Cambridge Makes His Return to the Polo Pitch
Prince William returned for a bit of friendly competition on the polo field while Kate Middleton continues to isolate after a close COVID exposure last weekPrince William Is Back in the Saddle! The Duke of Cambridge Makes His Return to the Polo PitchPrince William made a long-awaited return to his beloved polo field on Friday. Get push notifications with news, features and more. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Credit: HENRY NICHOLLS/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesWhile the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has been isolating after a close exposure to COVID last week, William has been carrying out the couple's royal duties. William, 39, hosted NHS workers for the Big Tea at Buckingham Palace on Monday and expressed his appreciation for their work during the pandemic.
At Least 13 States Detect Deadly Disease Carried by Mosquitos
Several states have reported human cases of the West Nile virus this yearAt Least 13 States Detect Deadly Disease Carried by MosquitosA deadly disease is beginning to make its way around the United States as mosquito populations rise. At least 13 states have detected the West Nile virus in mosquitos this year, with six of those states finding the virus in humans as well. As of Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported four states with West Nile virus in humans: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa and North Dakota. Some parts of the country are wasting no time addressing the West Nile virus this year. A similar spraying was done in the Ridgecrest area of Greenville, Texas after mosquitoes there tested positive for the deadly disease.
All About Avengers: Quantum Encounter, Disney Cruise Line's New Marvel Dining Experience at Sea
Over two months after unveiling their ambitious plans for the upcoming Disney Wish ship, Disney Cruise Line has released more details about one of the most-buzzed-about features on board: An immersive Marvel-themed dining concept called Avengers: Quantum Encounter. Part of the ship's Worlds of Marvel restaurant, the experience promises to be an attraction in itself, with a Disney Imagineer-crafted storyline featuring Ant Man and The Wasp, who will host a "special presentation of the most powerful Super Hero technologies." Captain American and Captain Marvel are also set to make an appearance at the height of the show. Disney Marvel restaurant Credit: Courtesy Disney Cruise LineDinner will be interactive for all guests, with each table getting its own Quantum Core, "a brand-new device that can cause objects to shrink and grow remotely." Disney Cruise Line's New Ship Disney Wish Credit: Disney Cruise LineAdditionally, adult passengers can grab an intergalactic cocktail at Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, a bar designed to look like a space ship that will "travel" to different planets from the Star Wars universe.
Giant Pandas Are No Longer an Endangered Species, According to Chinese Officials
Chinese officials announced earlier this week that giant pandas would be reclassified as "vulnerable"Giant Pandas Are No Longer an Endangered Species, According to Chinese OfficialsThanks to conservation efforts, giant pandas are no longer an endangered species. Chinese officials announced earlier this week that since the number of giant pandas in the wild had surpassed 1,800, the species will be reclassified as "vulnerable," according to NBC News. The Chinese government has created over 50 panda reserves to increase the giant panda population, per the World Wide Fund for Nature. Giant pandas were previously reclassified as vulnerable back in 2016 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — a move that Chinese officials were critical of. "Therefore, we're not being alarmist by continuing to emphasize the panda species' endangered status."
Legends Only: Paulina Porizkova, Suzanne Somers and More Celebs Over 50 Who Posed Nude
In 2019, the Three's Company star famously posed topless in a sultry Instagram photo shot by her husband of 42 years, Alan Hamel. "We were walking on the hillside road [on her property] and I think it was like June. Because, by that time, all the weeds and bushes had turned yellow." The weeds will look like my hair,'" Somers said. "I took my top down because I was with my husband, and he took that great picture."
Toyota Will No Longer Donate to Republicans Who Contested 2020 Election Following Controversy
"We understand that the PAC decision to support select Members of Congress who contested the results troubled some stakeholders," the company wrote in a statement. Following a backlash on social media, Toyota announced on Thursday that they will no longer be making donations to members of Congress who contested the 2020 election results. "We understand that the PAC decision to support select Members of Congress who contested the results troubled some stakeholders," the company wrote in a statement. "We are actively listening to our stakeholders and, at this time, we have decided to stop contributing to those Members of Congress who contested the certification of certain states in the 2020 election." Toyota also noted in the statement that the "vast majority" of their contributions this year "went to Democrats and Republicans who supported" certifying President Joe Biden's election.
WATCH: Gwyneth Paltrow Renovates the Home of Her 'Guardian Angel' Assistant on Celebrity IOU
Paltrow says her longtime friend is "always taking care of other people" and she wanted to do something special for someone who is "an incredible constant in my life." Paltrow channeled Kevin's 10 years of support into a stunning home overhaul, giving her longtime friend an updated kitchen, living area and loft space. Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrity IOU Credit: HGTVGwyneth Paltrow Celebrity IOU Credit: HGTVBut the heavy lifting of home renovation proved to be a bit of a challenge for the star. Alongside the Property Brothers stars, she helped out with the demolition of the kitchen, re-plastering the fireplace and installing a new iron staircase railing. Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrity IOU Credit: HGTVNow in its second season, Celebrity IOU gives stars a chance to show their gratitude for someone who helped shape their life or career by getting their hands dirty to surprise their deserving friends and mentors with a complete redesign of their beloved space with help from the Scott twins.
Billy Eichner Says His Best Billy on the Street Was with Michelle Obama: "The Whole Thing Was Wild'
The Billy on the Street Host is also looking forward to shooting his popular series again soon, he tells PEOPLEBilly Eichner Says His Best Billy on the Street Was with Michelle Obama: "The Whole Thing Was Wild'Billy Eichner met former First Lady Michelle Obama in 2016 — and he's still not quite over it. Eichner, 42, is a pioneer in street interviews thanks to his hit series, Billy on the Street, on which he asks celebrities and civilians crazy, funny and slightly obscure questions while they roam the streets of New York City. For Eichner, who began the series 10 years ago, one of the memorable segments came when he had the opportunity to interview former First Lady Michelle Obama while her husband was in office. this-is-us.jpg From left: Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley, Billy Eichner, Mandy Moore and Milo VentimigliaHilarity, of course, ensued. With COVID-19 restrictions continuing to lift in New York City, Eichner said he's looking forward to going back outside and make more Billy on the Street magic.
Bachelor Alum Vanessa Grimaldi Posts Sweet Pics with Fiancé Josh Wolfe
Vanessa Grimaldi and her fiancé, Josh Wolfe, enjoyed a fun-filled trip together in their native Canada. On Thursday, the Bachelor alum shared several photos from the engaged pair's summer getaway "up north." Vanessa Grimaldi Credit: Vanessa Grimaldi/InstagramOn her Instagram Story, Grimaldi shared an exterior photo of "The Wolfe's" family shed and also posted a video of the pair's dogs being affectionate with one another. Vanessa Grimaldi Credit: Vanessa Grimaldi/InstagramVanessa Grimaldi Credit: Vanessa Grimaldi/InstagramWill you accept this rose? Vanessa Grimaldi Credit: Vanessa Grimaldi/InstagramIn 2017, Grimaldi became a reality TV star when she accepted Nick Viall's final rose on The Bachelor.
Dramatic Footage Shows Ky. Police Officer Rescuing 6-Year-Old Girl from Kidnapping
The suspect allegedly told police he took the girl after seeing her "playing outside near the street"Authorities in Kentucky have released dramatic body camera footage showing the moment a 6-year-old girl was rescued from a kidnapping by two police officers. Joe Keeling and Officer Jason Burba. The footage shows Burba opening the passenger door and picking up the girl. Jason Burba, Joe Keeling Jason Burba and Joe Keeling | Credit: LMPDWant to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Afraid he may hurt the girl, Wildt allegedly said he began to drive back to the location he took her from.
Zac Clark Remembers Leaving for The Bachelorette 1 Year Ago: 'Shooters Shoot, Glad I Shot'
Zac Clark got engaged to Bachelorette Tayshia Adams at the end of her season last yearZac Clark is looking back on his whirlwind year. On Friday, Clark, who is engaged to The Bachelorette's Tayshia Adams, marked the one-year anniversary of when he left to go film the ABC reality series. "You know I gotta come with the receipts," she wrote alongside the pic, which included a text from Clark that read: "I am out! Adams, 30, and Clark, 37, left her season of The Bachelorette as an engaged couple. TayTayshia Adams and Zac Clark Tayshia Adams and Zac Clark on The Bachelorette | Credit: ABC"What you see is what you get," Desmond said.
Matt Damon Arrives in Cannes, Plus Christina Haack and New Flame Joshua Hall, Lizzo and More
Vin Diesel attends Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California Celebrities attend Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, Los Angeles, USA - 30 Jun 2021
Ginger Zee Claps Back After Being Called a 'Weather Girl Who Looks Good in a Skirt': 'I'm a Scientist'
"Women can be scientists AND look good in a skirt," Zee responded to an anonymous Twitter userGinger Zee isn't letting anyone undermine her intelligence. On Friday, the chief meteorologist for ABC News shut down an anonymous Twitter user after they responded to her tweet reading "I am human. "Can you please get me paid millions and no, I don't read anything — I ad lib," Zee wrote back. The Twitter user then responded to her again, writing: "you're a weather girl who looks good in a skirt." Last year, she opened up about her struggles with mental health during her early career in honor of Suicide Prevention Week.
Avril Lavigne Recounts How She Got Tony Hawk Over to Her House to Record Her TikTok Debut
"I was like, 'Hey, I'm going to film my first TikTok, would you mind coming over to my house and skate my mini-ramp?'" the singer recalled about getting Tony Hawk on board to film her debut TikTok videoAvril Lavigne Recounts How She Got Tony Hawk Over to Her House to Record Her TikTok DebutThe story behind how Avril Lavigne got Tony Hawk to be a part of her viral "Sk8er Boi" TikTok debut isn't as "Complicated" as one might think. I don't know, I'll just call Tony Hawk." When Hawke walked through her front gate holding a skateboard, Lavigne said she had to "pinch" herself. Currently, the video sits at 6 million views, a feat that made Lavigne tell Mod, "I'm a TikToker now."
Teen Who Lost Leg In Shark Attack Faces Her Fears to Be a Better Advocate for Sharks
Shark attack survivor Paige Winter recently had a close encounter with a shark for the first time since her 2019 attack, for the SharkFest special, Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter StoryTeen Who Lost Leg In Shark Attack Faces Her Fears to Be a Better Advocate for SharksPaige Winter is facing her fears to help keep the world's sharks stay safe. Winter's father, Charlie, kept the attack from getting worse by punching the shark until the animal let his daughter go. Shortly after her attack, Winter expressed her lasting respect for sharks and all other sea creatures. Winter's entire shark attack story and how she has continued to speak up in support of sharks is explored in the new SharkFest special Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story, which premieres July 12 on National Geographic. In the show, experts explore the details of Winter's shark attack to see if they can determine the species of shark responsible and help prevent similar attacks from occurring.
Jamie Lynn Spears' Memoir Details Including Title Using Britney's Lyric Is 'Incorrect and Incomplete': Publisher
According to the publishing company, Jamie Lynn's book is "as-yet-untitled" and is scheduled for publication in January 2022. "We look forward to sharing accurate and complete details about the project at the appropriate time and to celebrating the release of her memoir with Jamie Lynn and her fans next year." "This was a placeholder title for internal use only," a spokesperson for Worthy Publishing tells PEOPLE. News of Jamie Lynn's memoir comes more than a week after she spoke out about her sister Britney's conservatorship. Jamie Lynn later posted a message on her Instagram Story asking for people to stop sending "death threats" to her family.
Gabby Douglas Says She's 'So Moved' by the Refugees Training for the Tokyo Olympics
Gabby Douglas Gabby Douglas | Credit: Paul Archuleta/GettyThe "Fierce Five" gold medalist says that she can relate to a piece of every athlete's story who was featured in the series because of her own journey pursuing elite gymnastics. In her early teens, she moved from her hometown Virginia Beach to live with a host family in West Des Moines, Iowa in order to train under Liang Chow, the former coach of Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson. "I can relate to everyone's stories and the refugees overcoming adversity and challenges on a minor scale," Douglas explains. GABBY DOUGLAS Credit: Matt Dunham/APAs professional athletes push boundaries within their respective sports, Douglas tells PEOPLE that she knows firsthand how it can be a long journey that can easily get overwhelming. We have the media, we have social media, we have competitions, and so on and so forth," Douglas says.
Scarlett Johansson Says She Has 'No Plans' to Return as Black Widow: 'I Feel Really Satisfied'
Johansson, 36, told Fatherly in an interview published Thursday that she "has no plans to return as" the assassin-turned-Avenger, who seemingly takes her final bow in Black Widow. Black Widow Scarlett Johansson in Black Widow (2021) | Credit: Film Frame/Marvel Studios 2020"I think there's a lot of opportunities to tell these stories in different ways than audiences have come to expect," Johansson added. "Marvel is always about new beginnings and Scarlett Johansson is such an amazing partner for us," he said. She added of Black Widow, "But I feel really proud of this film and I think it's great to go out on a high note. This movie is so different from any other Marvel film that we've done so far, so yeah ... it's bittersweet."
Watch Stormi, 3, Hilariously Interrupt Mom Kylie Jenner's Interview for Candy: 'So Mischievous'
But not before her 3-year-old daughter Stormi comes to see Mom — and sneak some treats! Stormi smiles as she proudly shows the cameras outside the room what she scored from the bowl of candy, letting out a cute giggle. "Her laugh, too, running out," Jenner, who shares Stormi with Travis Scott, tells the crew as she smiles about the sweet moment. Stormi interrupts Kylie Jenner's interview Credit: Kylie Jenner/YoutubeStormi interrupts Kylie Jenner's interview Credit: Kylie Jenner/YoutubeStormi interrupts Kylie Jenner's interview Credit: Kylie Jenner/YoutubeCelebrating Stormi's birthday earlier this year, Jenner wrote on Instagram, "Thank you God for sending this little soul to me. RELATED VIDEO: Kylie Jenner Reveals the Food She Craved During Labor with Daughter Stormi While Out to DinnerJenner told tmrw magazine in May that her Kylie Cosmetics beauty empire is Stormi's for the taking, should she choose to accept it one day.
Tiffany Haddish Told Nicolas Cage That She Had Her 'First Big O' While Watching Him in Face/Off
Tiffany Haddish Told Nicolas Cage That She Had Her 'First Big O' While Watching Him in Face/OffTiffany Haddish is speaking candidly about her "first big O." Detailing that the story "may be inappropriate," Haddish went on to explain, "I was at the movie theater seeing Face/Off. "And as I was achieving a momentous moment that I had never experienced in my life, I opened my eyes and the eyes of Nicolas Cage are looking into my eyes super big," she continued. Tiffany Haddish, Nicolas Cage Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage; Stephen Vaughan/Paramount/Touchstone/Kobal/ShutterstockSo when Haddish began to work with Cage, 57, on the forthcoming film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, the actress said she wondered whether or not to tell the Oscar winner about the experience, as it was all she could think about while working with him. "'Should I tell Nicolas Cage this?
Tanner Johnson, 2-Year-Old Grandson of Former MLB Player, Loses 5 Toes in Lawn Mower Accident
Tanner Johnson is the grandson of former MLB player Howard Johnson, who played for the Mets, Tigers, Rockies and Cubs, from 1982 to 1995The young grandson of former MLB player Howard Johnson was badly injured in a lawn mower accident this week that left him hospitalized with lower leg injuries. According to a GoFundMe campaign set up by the family, 2-year-old Tanner Johnson lost all five toes and part of his left foot after being run over by the machine on Tuesday. "We have been praying nonstop for Tanner and the family for God's peace and healing hands," Johnson wrote on Twitter. "Any help is appreciated for Tanner," Johnson wrote. On Friday, Johnson posted a video of Tanner learning to move his legs with the help of a walker.
Lil Wayne Shuts Down Denise Bidot Wedding Rumors: 'I'm Not Married'
Today is the beginning of our forever"Lil Wayne is putting an end to the rumors that he married on-and-off-again girlfriend Denise Bidot. In the tweet, Wayne wrote, "Happiest man alive! Just a week before his viral tweet, Wayne shared a sweet video of Bidot writing their names in the sand. The couple first made their relationship social media official in June 2020 with a series of photos that Bidot shared on her Instagram story. Most recently, Bidot shared a photo of her and Wayne to her Instagram in May, writing, "FOREVER."
Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon Show Off Silver Hair on Set of Sex and the City Reboot
Nixon could be seen with her chic silver strands in a sleek pixie cut, while Parker let a few bits of gray hair emerge from her roots. Sex and the City Credit: Courtesy HBO MaxAlso on Friday, the streaming service posted some behind-the-scenes photos from filming the new show, including the wardrobe room, a makeup station and directors chairs. The three stars additionally posted about the beginning of production on their own Instagram pages. "Here she comes," Parker added on her own page, captioning a selfie from the hair and makeup chair. Parker, 56, Nixon, 55, and Davis, 56, announced the Sex and the City revival series on Instagram in January with a teaser trailer.
Khloe Kardashian 'Is Still Very Loyal to' Ex Tristan Thompson: Source
PEOPLE confirmed in June that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and NBA player had split once againKhloé Kardashian 'Is Still Very Loyal to' Tristan Thompson, Says Source: 'He'll Always Be Special'Despite their many ups and downs, Khloé Kardashian will always be connected to Tristan Thompson. Even though he has disappointed Khloé so many times, she is still very loyal to Tristan." Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Khloe Kardashian (L); Tristan Thompson | Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage; George Pimentel/GettyIn June, PEOPLE confirmed that Kardashian, 36, and Thompson, 30, split amid rumors about the NBA star's alleged infidelity. RELATED VIDEO: Khloé Kardashian Shares Cryptic Posts About Happiness, Letting Go After Tristan Thompson's Boston NewsA second source said that Kardashian is focusing on the positive as she and Thompson continue to co-parent True. Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian Tristan Thompson and Khloé Kardashian with daughter True | Credit: Tristan Thompson/InstagramThe pair have weathered their fair share of drama since their relationship was made public in September 2016.
Jill Biden Shares Her Own Spelling Bee Story With Scripps Competitors: 'I Was Too Nervous To Go'
"In sixth grade I was my school's spelling bee champion," Dr. Biden, 70, shared in opening remarks delivered ahead of the competition. Prior to her remarks, Dr. Biden met separately with the finalists and their families privately, according to a White House press pool report. A longtime educator, Dr. Biden returned to teaching this spring after taking the fall off to focus on the 2020 campaign. During a community college tour in Dixon, Illinois, in April, Dr. Biden said to reporters: "Most people now call me first lady. As the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's competition was extra special for its 11 finalists.
Sister Wives' Janelle Brown Dines 'al Fresco' with Husband Kody Brown
Janelle Brown revealed at the end of June that she "seized an adventure" and is now living in an RV on her family's property in Flagstaff, ArizonaJanelle and Kody Brown enjoyed a food-filled night together on their Flagstaff, Arizona, property. "Out dining 'al Fresco' last night," Janelle captioned the smiling pic. Janelle Brown Credit: Janelle Brown/InstagramJanelle's evening with Kody comes after she revealed that she's living in an RV. He first legally married Meri Brown in 1990 before inviting Janelle into a plural marriage three years later. Together, Janelle and Kody share six children: Logan, 27, Madison, 25, Hunter, 24, Garrison, 22, Gabriel, 20, and Savannah, 16.janelle brown Janelle and Kody Brown | Credit: janelle brown/instagramA few months back, Janelle revealed that she was diagnosed with a non-malignant form of skin cancer.
The Bachelorette: Tayshia Adams Praises 'Honest' Interracial Dating Chat
Adams, who is co-hosting this season with Kaitlyn Bristowe, said she was moved by the way Spencer tackled the subject of interracial dating during one-on-one time with Thurston, 30. "I was there for the season, but I wasn't really privy to seeing every single conversation that went down. Tayshia and Andrew Spencer Credit: Sean Zanni/getty; abcAmabile agreed that it was "a very important conversation to have" on national television. On Monday's episode of The Bachelorette, Spencer initiated a candid conversation with Thurston about interracial dating. "I am a Black man, and you are a white woman, and interracial couples, there's things that, you know, people look at differently."
Tarek El Moussa on Christina Haack's Ex Ant Anstead Dating Renée Zellweger: 'I Love It'
El Moussa was married to HGTV star Christina Haack from 2009 to 2018. Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young walk the red carpet at the JBL True Summer event. Young calls herself a "bonus mom" to El Moussa and Haack's kids, Taylor, 10 and Brayden, 5, who spend half of their time at El Moussa and Young's home in Newport Beach. renee zellweger and ant anstead Credit: Vera Anderson/Wireimage; Michael Kovac/gettyThe engaged real estate experts also shared that they haven't crossed paths with Anstead and Zellweger yet. Christina Anstead, Ant Anstead Ant Anstead and Christina Haack with their son Hudson London | Credit: Ant Anstead/Instagram
Bachelorette Katie Thurston Proposes a Unique Challenge in Sneak Peek: No Self-Gratification
"A lot is going to change very quickly," contestant Connor says in an exclusive sneak peek at Monday's episodeKatie Thurston has a rather unconventional challenge for her suitors. In PEOPLE's exclusive sneak peek at Monday's episode of The Bachelorette, the lead approaches co-hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe with a pitch. Katie Thurston Gives Bachelorette Suitors a Unique Challenge: No Masturbating Credit: ABCKatie is no stranger to unconventional ideas, having famously entered Matt James' season of The Bachelor with a vibrator in hand, and her season as the Bachelorette has been no different. Katie Thurston Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC via GettyNever 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. "And I don't have a type, so every man that came in I was like, 'Yes, yes and yes!'
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Princess Charlene Shares Rare Photos from Recovery — Including FaceTime with Twins 'Jacqui and Bella'
Charlene, 43, shared a series of photos on Instagram Friday that she captioned, "Spending time with Jacqui and Bella[;] making blankets for the crèche next door. In the photos, the royal chats on FaceTime with her 6 year olds and blows each of them a kiss. On Wednesday, South African News Channel24 reported that Charlene had told them that last few months have "been a trying time for me. She continue, "Albert is my rock and strength and without his love and support I would not have been able to get through this painful time." The Princess has been absent from Monaco since early May when she left to engage in activities in support of her South Africa Foundation and the promotion of wildlife protection.
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Joshua Jackson: How Fatherhood Has Affected My Career
“It just expands every single day.”The Canada native noted that “an actor’s life informs everything they do … and the choices” that they make. Us broke the news in December 2019 that Turner-Smith, 34, was pregnant with their first child. The actress gave birth in April 2020, so Jackson started filming Dr. Death at the perfect time. It’s nice to see Joshua as a doting father, and Jodie is a very hands-on mother. He kept saying to me, ‘There’s no part of this that I’m going to miss.’”With reporting by Emily Longeretta
Mandy Moore Credits Gwyneth Paltrow as Her OG Blonde Hair Inspo
Mandy Moore has had a handful of blonde phases through the years, but her original honey hue was inspired by none other than the one and only Gwyneth Paltrow. Moore continued: “She was wearing this shimmery, iridescent green skirt [and] she had long, blonde hair. Gwyneth was a huge style icon for me — she still is amazing — and I wanted to look just like her. While she tried on everything from icy blue to pink, she eventually decided on a light blonde. It’s so bright and fun and sort of the perfect color for the summer,” the actress said in the clip.
Spice Girls Celebrate ‘Wannabe’ Turning 25 With Unreleased Single
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic hit “Wannabe,” the Spice Girls released a special never-before-heard track titled “Feed Your Love” on Friday, July 9. The track was written by the Spice Girls — a.k.a. Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Mel B (Scary Spice), Mel C (Sporty Spice) and Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) — with Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe in 1995. On top of their unreleased song, the band members shared their own memories in honor of the famous track’s anniversary. While no additional surprises have been announced, the Spice Girls might have more tricks up their sleeve as the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Spice, comes closer.
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Hollywood’s Most Badass Female Movie Characters
Whether a super power, inner strength or emotional muscles, women have been crushing roles on the big screen for decades. Over the years, fans have fallen for the talents of those including Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, Emily Blunt in a Quiet Place and many more. So this character’s experience would be the depth of hell for me. “This movie I had to do, I just felt like it was my duty,” the Empire star told TheWrap in December 2016. She’s 98 now.”Scroll down to see more of Hollywood’s most talented actresses in their roles that broke barriers.
17 Colorful Pairs of Pants to Try Instead of Blue Jeans
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Exfoliating Not Working? This Heel Cream May Be What You Need for Calluses
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Kylie Jenner Reflects on Launching Kylie Cosmetics: Watch
Ahead of her brand’s clean and vegan relaunch on July 15, Kylie Jenner turned back the clock to reflect on the makeup journey that took her from a 17-year-old reality star to a 23-year-old billionaire beauty boss. On Friday, July 9, the Kylie Skin founder brought her followers behind the scenes, sharing an “unprecedented” peek into her world via her latest YouTube video, Inside Kylie Cosmetics Part One: The Beginning. “When I was younger, I had an insecurity with my lips,” she explained in the nearly 9-minute clip. Well, surprise, surprise, the brand was a huge success and sold out in under a minute. Jenner, who sold 51 percent her brand to Coty Inc. in 2019, recently announced that her brand would not only be going global, but also getting a clean and vegan makeover.
Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews’ Family Photos With Daughter Sterling
Sweet Sterling! Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews became parents in February 2021 and have been documenting their lives with their little one ever since. The Kansas City Chiefs player wrote via Instagram at the time that it was “RING SZN.” The bride-to-be gushed, “This happened today. Matthews explained in February 2021: “We will share photos of her when we [feel] the time is right. “Hi, my name is Sterling,” the new mom wrote alongside sweet June 2021 snaps from a family photo shoot.
Victoria Paul Questions 'Filter' on ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Cast Photo
Victoria Paul shared unedited photos of herself after questioning her Bachelor in Paradise season 7 announcement. ?” the 28-year-old reality TV personality wrote alongside a series of photos, including her official cast pic in a hot pink dress, on Thursday, July 8. Victoria subsequently snapped makeup-free photos of herself in the same pink dress with no filter. So I think there’s a lot of pent-up sexual tension in a lot of these cast members,” bartender Wells Adams exclusively told Us Weekly earlier this month of season 7. … It almost was, like, every day got more and more intense,” Joe, who appeared on BiP season 5, dished on the “Click Bait” podcast on Thursday.
Marvel Stars’ Dating Histories: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and More
Stars within the franchise have not only connected meaningfully on screen, but they have also found romance in their real lives. Scarlett Johansson, for one, married Colin Jost in October 2020, once she was already well established in her role as Black Widow. “He read comics growing up,” Johansson explained on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Podcast With Julia Cunningham” at the time. He was shooting Tom and Jerry, which worked out great. Scroll through the gallery below to see whom Marvel stars have dated through the years.
Everything Tom Holland and Zendaya Have Said About Their Relationship
Ever since Tom Holland and Zendaya met on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the pair have shared a special connection. It comes with the job, so it’s all good.”While Holland and Zendaya denied that they were dating at the time, their friendship only got stronger. A source told Us Weekly in 2017, “Tom has met Zendaya’s family and they love him.”Meanwhile, the Cherry star and the Disney alum continued to highlight their close friendship. “Talking to Zendaya’s helped me a lot, actually,” Holland told British GQ in February 2021 explaining how the Shake It Up alum guided him through being in the spotlight. Scroll down to see all the times Zendaya and Holland have talked about their relationship:
Prince William Returns to Polo as Kate Middleton Isolates: Pics
Prince William returned to the polo field after a lengthy break to play in a charity match while wife Duchess Kate remained isolated after a COVID-19 exposure. The Duke of Cambridge, 39, participated in the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup 2021 at Guards Polo Club Windsor on Friday, July 9. One of his most recent public matches was in July 2019, when he competed against Prince Harry during the King Power Royal Charity Polo Day. Kate, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Meghan Markle and Archie notably attended the function, marking the first joint outing for the cousins. Instead, William and Harry, 36, debuted the piece without any other members of the royal family present.
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Tarek El Moussa Has Met Christina Haack’s Boyfriend Joshua Hall
Tarek El Moussa revealed that he’s met his ex-wife Christina Haack’s new boyfriend, Joshua Hall. “[I] don’t really know him, but I sure hope so,” El Moussa added. Prior to Anstead, she was married to El Moussa from 2009 to 2018. Shortly after, she shared a post clapping back at anyone who thinks she and Hall are moving too quickly. El Moussa, for his part, is engaged to Heather Rae Young.
Duchess Kate, More Royals at Wimbledon Through the Years
It’s a long-standing tradition that members of the royal family attend the Wimbledon tennis championships in London each year, and they always seem to have the best time at the annual sporting event! From Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan, to their husbands Prince William and Prince Harry, it’s always fun to see the joy on their faces. Fast forward to 2017, Duchess Kate inherited the All England Club as a patronage when Queen Elizabeth II resigned from the post after her 90th birthday, a position she held since 1952. As for her work with Wimbledon, Kate is dedicated to not only attending the championships, but makes multiple visits to charities and sporting programs throughout the year that are supported by the organization. Additionally, Wimbledon 2018 marked the first solo outing for Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan, two months after they became sisters-in-laws when the Suits alum tied the knot to Prince Harry in May of that year.
Classes and Activities To Get Your Kids Excited About The Olympics
The Summer Olympics are here and since we can’t be there in person we can be there in spirit! Metro Theater Company’s Creative Arts Living Room Olympics CampThe Summer Games are on with Metro Theater Company! Children enjoy fun-filled days exploring drama, visual art, creative movement, and music with professional teaching artists! Story Pirates: Superhero Olympics CampWhat would happen if the weirdest superheroes in the world all got together for a Superhero Olympics? Students play Minecraft on our custom robotics Olympics-style map to explore programming and robotics through fun games and challenges.
Bachelor Matt James, Rachael Kirkconnell's Aspen Getaway: Photos
Following a tumultuous journey on The Bachelor, Matt James and girlfriend Rachael Kirkconnell soaked up plenty of quality time during a romantic summer vacation last month. The pair jetted off to Aspen, Colorado, on June 29 for a short getaway. An eyewitness caught the couple relaxing at the Little Nell, a five-star and five-diamond hotel near Aspen Mountain and Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort. The real estate agent is an “adventure seeker,” the source notes, and his fearlessness “has rubbed off on Rachael.”The off-on Bachelor couple were in good spirits during their vacation, despite their rocky history. “[Their] Aspen getaway was very romantic,” the source reveals.
Lamar Odom Comments on Khloe Kardashian's Bikini Photo
Khloé Kardashian’s latest bikini photo got a stamp of approval from an unexpected source — her ex-husband, Lamar Odom. The Boston Celtics player, 30, commented on the Instagram post with a series of three heart-eyes emojis. Odom and the Revenge Body alum wed in September 2009 after one month of dating. “Unfortunately, you know, due to my behavior and some bad decisions, we don’t really talk any longer,” he said during an episode of SiriusXM’s Radio Andy in May. In March, Odom posted a video of himself watching old episodes of KUWTK.
Britney Spears to Attend Court Hearing About Conservatorship Changes
Britney Spears is set to participate in a July 14 court hearing that will address potential alterations to her conservatorship in the wake of her shocking allegations in June, a source tells Us Weekly. The pop star, 39, will call in for the hearing, as she did when she broke her silence on June 23. There have been several developments in the case since Britney spoke out in court last month. He is expected to walk away from his position as Britney’s lawyer after she is assigned a new court-appointed counsel by a judge. Instead of assigning her another court-appointed attorney, Montgomery asked the court to appoint a guardian for a limited purpose to assist Britney with selecting a private counsel.
Tom Holland, Zendaya Have ‘Off the Charts’ Chemistry
Tom Holland and Zendaya have had a special spark ever since they were cast as love interests Peter Parker and MJ, respectively, in the Spider-Man movies. “Their chemistry on the set of Spider-Man was off the charts. Despite their romantic pasts, Zendaya and Holland bonded over their common values and interests. Zendaya is selfless, caring and compassionate, and you can see that in Tom as well,” the insider says. Zendaya previously raved about Holland in 2017 while shutting down dating rumors.
Microsoft pays staff $1,500 for work in pandemic
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 6 views | 0 commentsThe tech firm says the payment is a symbol of appreciation for what has been a challenging year.
Are lots of people deleting the NHS Covid app?
Are lots of people deleting the NHS Covid app? Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 19 views | 0 commentsAre people using the government's Covid app or are they deleting it?
Is the use of jetpacks finally about to take off?
Is the use of jetpacks finally about to take off? Added: 09.07.2021 16:17 | 23 views | 0 commentsSource: www.architectureartdesigns.comMembers of the public can now pay to fly through the air like a superhero. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood FestivalAdded: 09.07.2021 13:23 | 27 views | 0 commentsThe car looks radically different but critics are not convinced it can really help the environment. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Nick Viall and Natalie Joy's Relationship Timeline
After two seasons of The Bachelorette and his own season of The Bachelor, Nick Viall has found love with Natalie Joy. The “Viall Files” host and surgical technologist were first linked by fans in 2019, but speculation about their relationship didn’t start heating up until 2020. In February 2021, shortly after the pair first went public as a couple, Viall admitted that they met after Joy slid into his Instagram DMs. “Then Nick slid into my DMs, and he’s like, ‘I’m so sorry that your perception of me is so negative. You can say she practically lives with him because she’s at his house that much.”Keep scrolling to see the full timeline of Viall and Joy’s romance:
Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde's Kids Join Him at Cubs Game: Photos
Jason Sudeikis brought his and ex-fiancée Olivia Wilde’s kids along when he threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs game. He received a warm welcome from fans in the crowd who attended to see the Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Sudeikis and his kids coordinated in matching Cubs jerseys and baseball caps. A source revealed earlier this week that the exes are “coparenting well” following their broken engagement. It’s just me.’”Scroll through the gallery below to see more photos of Sudeikis’ outing with his kids!
Amazon Prime Video: 25 best TV series to watch tonight
Amazon Prime Video: 25 best TV series to watch tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:15 | 11 views | 0 commentsA comedy drama and a crime thriller are your worthwhile viewing choices this week.
Biden executive order pushes for scrutiny of tech giants
Added: 09.07.2021 20:12 | 13 views | 0 commentsFrom mergers to surveillance, the president wants rules to keep tech in check.
Amazon Prime Video: 22 best films to stream tonight
Amazon Prime Video: 22 best films to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:10 | 11 views | 0 commentsOur Friend, starring Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson, arrives this week.
Netflix: 40 best films to stream tonight
Netflix: 40 best films to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:00 | 12 views | 0 commentsA superhero action flick and a horror based on R.L. Stine's books arrives this week.
NHS Covid app settings changing to send fewer alerts
NHS Covid app settings changing to send fewer alertsAdded: 09.07.2021 21:55 | 10 views | 0 commentsSource: www.henshaws.org.ukAlterations to take place amid fears that millions would be asked to isolate as people mixed more. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
HBO Max: The 17 best TV shows to stream tonight
HBO Max: The 17 best TV shows to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:25 | 14 views | 0 commentsA couple of new shows premiere this week, including the Gossip Girl sequel series.
COVID booster shots for the delta variant: Why Pfizer says yes despite CDC, FDA caution
COVID booster shots for the delta variant: Why Pfizer says yes despite CDC, FDA cautionAdded: 09.07.2021 20:29 | 12 views | 0 commentsCases of the coronavirus delta variant are climbing, raising questions about the best way to protect against the now-dominant COVID-19 strain.
Best wireless headphones for 2021
Best wireless headphones for 2021Added: 09.07.2021 20:54 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cnet.comWith many different wireless headphones to choose from, which ones are the best of the best? Here's a look at CNET's top picks -- from full-size noise-canceling models to tiny true wireless earbuds. More in www.cnet.com » Tags: Headphones
In-person learning should be a priority for schools this fall, CDC says
In-person learning should be a priority for schools this fall, CDC saysAdded: 09.07.2021 20:45 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe agency tweaks its guidance to emphasize the importance of classroom learning for K-12 students.
Hulu: The 10 best movies to see tonight
Hulu: The 10 best movies to see tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:30 | 6 views | 0 commentsBarb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar hits the streamer this week.
Hulu: 38 best TV series to stream tonight
Hulu: 38 best TV series to stream tonightAdded: 09.07.2021 20:30 | 6 views | 0 commentsSource: www.brisbaneinsects.comThe complete second season of lauded comedy This Way Up premieres this week. More in www.cnet.com »
Wells Fargo is closing your personal line of credit account. Here's what happens next
Wells Fargo is closing your personal line of credit account. Here's what happens nextAdded: 09.07.2021 20:30 | 12 views | 0 commentsWhy the bank says it plans to "simplify" offerings, and what that means for customers.
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.aao.orgThe American Academy of Pediatrics recently joined other prominent medical organizations in confronting its history of discrimination. More in www.nytimes.com »
US logs hottest June on record after 'exceptional heat waves'
US logs hottest June on record after 'exceptional heat waves'Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsAfter 127 years of record keeping, 2021 set a troubling new high for temperatures in the US.
First child tax credit check coming in less than a week. Here's how much money you'll get
First child tax credit check coming in less than a week. Here's how much money you'll getAdded: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsDo you know how much money your family will get per kid on July 15? Use this calculator to find out your child tax credit total for 2021 and 2022.
How to watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to the edge of space
How to watch Virgin Galactic launch Richard Branson to the edge of spaceAdded: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 7 views | 0 commentsRichard Branson will fly on VSS Unity Sunday. Here's when and how you can follow live.
Mortgage rates for July 9, 2021: Rates drop
Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsA few major mortgage rates decreased today. Here's what that means if you're shopping for a home loan.
Virgin Galactic's space launch of Richard Branson: Why you should pay attention
Virgin Galactic's space launch of Richard Branson: Why you should pay attentionAdded: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsA flight 17 years in the making will carry the billionaire and a full crew from the New Mexico desert to the edge of space on Sunday.
Volvo V60 and V90 wagons discontinued for 2022
Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 11 views | 0 commentsThankfully, it's just the standard versions. The Cross Country and Polestar Engineered models will live on.
The giant panda's mystery revealed
The giant panda's mystery revealedAdded: 09.07.2021 15:42 | 22 views | 0 commentsSource: www.ibtimes.sgAlthough the giant panda is in practice a herbivore, its masticatory system functions differently from the other herbivores. Through the processes of natural selection, the giant panda's dietary preference has strongly impacted the evolution of its teeth and jaws. Researchers have solved the mystery of how the giant panda's special stomatognathic system functions. More in www.sciencedaily.com » Teeth, Panda, Cher Tags: Election
Match matters: The right combination of parents can turn a gene off indefinitely
Added: 09.07.2021 14:45 | 21 views | 0 commentsA new study provides a potential tool for unraveling the mystery of how experiences can cause inheritable changes to an animal's biology. By mating nematode worms, they produced permanent epigenetic changes that lasted for more than 300 generations.
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 | 15 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 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.prnewswire.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 | 16 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 | 16 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.
Our genes shape our gut bacteria
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsResearchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya's Amboseli National Park.
The pressure is off and high temperature superconductivity remains
The pressure is off and high temperature superconductivity remainsAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsUsing a new pressure quenching (PQ) technique at high temperatures to induce superconductivity in iron selenide (FeSe) crystals, superconductivity was achieved -- and sustained -- without pressure.
Remotely-piloted sailboats monitor 'cold pools' in tropical environments
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers used remotely-piloted sailboats to gather data on cold air pools, or pockets of cooler air that form when rain evaporates below tropical storm clouds. These hard-to-study phenomena are thought to have broader effects on tropical weather.
First study of nickelate's magnetism finds a strong kinship with cuprate superconductors
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 10 views | 0 commentsAre new nickelate superconductors close kin to the original high-temperature superconductors, the cuprates? The first study of their magnetic properties says the answer is yes. Scientists have found important similarities but also subtle differences between the two.
Creating more resilient supply chains through nature-inspired design
Creating more resilient supply chains through nature-inspired designAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comA new article lays out the way natural ecosystems parallel U.S. supply chains and how American cities can use these tools to strengthen their supply chains. More in www.sciencedaily.com »
Biomaterial vaccines ward off broad range of bacterial infections and septic shock
Biomaterial vaccines ward off broad range of bacterial infections and septic shockAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 11 views | 0 commentsResearchers have developed a biomaterial-based infection vaccine (ciVAX) approach as a solution that could be broadly applied to challenges in infection medicine.
Longest known continuous record of the Paleozoic discovered in Yukon wilderness
Longest known continuous record of the Paleozoic discovered in Yukon wildernessAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 21 views | 0 commentsExpeditions to a remote area of Yukon, Canada, have uncovered a 120-million-year-long geological record of a time when land plants and complex animals first evolved and ocean oxygen levels began to approach those in the modern world.
Most Bacteria in Gut Microbiome are Heritable, New Study Suggests
Most Bacteria in Gut Microbiome are Heritable, New Study SuggestsAdded: 09.07.2021 16:59 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: phys.orgCommensal bacteria are found throughout an organism, but it is not known whether associations between gut bacteria and their host are heritable. In a new study, biologists from the University of Notre Dame and elsewhere examined changes in the microbiomes of 585 wild baboons from samples collected over 14 years in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park; [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Bacteria
Trump, after agreeing to sit for a raft of book interviews, declares them a ‘total waste of time’
Trump, after agreeing to sit for a raft of book interviews, declares them a ‘total waste of time’Added: 09.07.2021 15:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe former president said in a statement that he now considers many of the authors with whom he met “bad people who write whatever comes to their mind.”
GOP and Fox News rush to turn vaccine door-knockers into terrifying straw men
Added: 09.07.2021 12:18 | 24 views | 0 commentsRecent days have seen an onslaught of baseless, doomsday claims about what the effort would entail. Tucker Carlson even called it "the greatest scandal in my lifetime by far."
Songbirds Can Taste Sweet, Ornithologists Say
Songbirds Can Taste Sweet, Ornithologists SayAdded: 09.07.2021 21:59 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.chicagobotanic.orgSeeing a bird eat nectar from a flower is a common sight in our world. The ability to detect sugars, however, is not ancestral in the bird lineage, where most ancient species were carnivorous. In a new study published today in the journal Science, an international team of researchers looked at receptors within the largest [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Cher
Astronomers Detect Unusual Amount of Methanol in Comet 46P/Wirtanen
Astronomers Detect Unusual Amount of Methanol in Comet 46P/WirtanenAdded: 09.07.2021 20:39 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: keckobservatory.orgUsing the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSPEC) instrument at the Keck II telescope, astronomers conducted near-infrared spectroscopic observations of the hyperactive Jupiter-family comet 46P/Wirtanen during its long-anticipated close flyby to Earth in December 2018. Discovered in January 1948 by the American astronomer Carl Wirtanen, 46P/Wirtanen is a member of the Jupiter family of comets. With a width [...] More in feedproxy.google.com »
Earth’s Early Bombardment May Have Been Heavier than Previously Thought
Earth’s Early Bombardment May Have Been Heavier than Previously ThoughtAdded: 09.07.2021 19:23 | 15 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thestar.comOnce the Earth was fully formed about 4.5 billion years ago, its subsequent evolution was governed by complex geophysical processes. The planet, however, was not in isolation from the rest of the Solar System, and these processes were strongly affected by interplanetary collisions for hundreds of million years. Planetary scientists know that the Earth was [...] More in feedproxy.google.com » Tags: Scientists
Study gauges hospital preparedness for the next national medical crisis
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsUse of a new preparedness tool can help hospitals determine their ability to respond to unexpected surges due to mass shootings, terrorist attacks, or future pandemics.
Tooth loss associated with increased cognitive impairment, dementia
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 10 views | 0 commentsTooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia -- and with each tooth lost, the risk of cognitive decline grows, according to a new analysis.
Stem cells can use same method as plants and insects to protect against viruses
Stem cells can use same method as plants and insects to protect against virusesAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 12 views | 0 commentsResearchers have found a vital mechanism, previously thought to have disappeared as mammals evolved, that helps protect mammalian stem cells from RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus. The scientists suggest this could one day be exploited in the development of new antiviral treatments.
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearing
Barr and Judiciary Committee clash in contentious hearingAdded: 29.07.2020 11:37 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: www.youtube.comIn his opening statement, Barr told the committee that "what I'm trying to do is restore the rule of law." More in feeds.cbsnews.com »
How big a stimulus check would you get under HEALS Act?
How big a stimulus check would you get under HEALS Act? Added: 29.07.2020 11:34 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe Republican stimulus proposal would provide similar amounts as the first round of checks, but cover more people.
Detroit's water shutoff stopped amid pandemic, but problems loom
Added: 29.07.2020 11:05 | 16 views | 0 commentsAdvocates who work directly with affected families spoke with CBS News about how COVID-19 has exacerbated their need for running water.
Biden fires head of Social Security Administration, a Trump holdover who drew the ire of Democrats
Added: 09.07.2021 22:15 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe White House said Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul was fired after he refused a request to resign. Saul said in an interview that he would not leave his post.
Biden taps Eric Garcetti for India ambassador post
Added: 09.07.2021 20:18 | 15 views | 0 commentsDenise Bauer, a former ambassador to Belgium and prominent Biden donor, will be nominated ambassador to France.
Biden tells Putin the U.S. will take ‘any necessary action’ after latest massive ransomware attack, White House says
Biden tells Putin the U.S. will take ‘any necessary action’ after latest massive ransomware attack, White House saysAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 16 views | 0 commentsBiden has warned Putin that the United States would hold Moscow responsible for cyberattacks originating from Russia even if they cannot be directly linked to the Kremlin.
Senate Republicans release COVID-19 relief plan, as White House adviser tests positive for virus
Added: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 20 views | 0 commentsSenate Republicans on Monday proposed a coronavirus relief plan that would significantly reduce the $600 weekly jobless benefit for Americans, a move that Democrats oppose. Meanwhile, President Trump's national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, became the highest-ranking administration official to test positive for COVID-19. Paula Reid reports.
Congress debates stimulus package while unemployment benefits in limbo
Added: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 20 views | 0 commentsRepublicans are unveiling a proposal to extend benefits for Americans, but in a scaled back fashion. A final agreement with Democrats could be weeks away, and time is running out for millions of unemployed workers. Nancy Cordes has the latest.
Formal remembrance of Congressman John Lewis begins Saturday
Formal remembrance of Congressman John Lewis begins SaturdayAdded: 29.07.2020 15:14 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.house.govCivil rights icon Congressman John Lewis died last week at age of 80. Lewis was a leader of the freedom riders, and a protege of Martin Luther King Junior. He often faced arrest and violence during his fight against racial segregation. Lewis's body left Atlanta Saturday morning, and is now on its way to Alabama. More in feeds.cbsnews.com » Alabama Tags: Congress
Biden talks VP pick and hits Trump on coronavirus response
Added: 29.07.2020 15:10 | 20 views | 0 commentsPresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he's close to choosing a running mate. The former vice president said the decision will come next week. Ed O'Keefe reports from the campaign trail.
Watchdog accuses Trump campaign of masking millions in spending
Added: 29.07.2020 14:09 | 18 views | 0 commentsTrump's reelection campaign and campaign committee are accused of hiding nearly $170 million in spending to vendors and Trump relations by funneling money through firms led by Brad Parscale and campaign officials.
Intelligence Matters: A CBS News original national security podcast
Added: 29.07.2020 12:05 | 17 views | 0 comments"Intelligence Matters" is a weekly podcast about national security and policy hosted by CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell
Author Robert Draper on what led the U.S. to war in Iraq
Author Robert Draper on what led the U.S. to war in IraqAdded: 29.07.2020 12:02 | 19 views | 0 commentsOn "Intelligence Matters," Mike Morell and Draper discuss the key players, events and decisions that led to the George W. Bush administration's invasion of Iraq more than 15 years ago.
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protest
Most view kneeling during anthem as acceptable form of protestAdded: 29.07.2020 12:00 | 19 views | 0 commentsViews on this are divided by political party and race.
'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 | 11 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.
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee
Big Tech CEOs testify before House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee - watch liveAdded: 29.07.2020 16:55 | 16 views | 0 commentsJeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg face lawmakers to defend Big 4 tech companies' market might.
Activists uphold John Lewis' legacy to fight for voting rights
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 8 views | 0 commentsActivists following in the footsteps of the late Congressman John Lewis are keeping up the fight for Black voters' rights. With less than 100 days to go until the presidential election, LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, joined CBSN's "Countdown to the Vote" special with more.
Protesters continue to clash with federal agents in Portland
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 18 views | 0 commentsMore chaos on the streets of Portland as peaceful protests turn violent overnight as federal agents unleash a massive response. President Trump is preparing to send at least 100 agents to Portland and other cities. Carter Evans has the latest.
Trump's national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19
Added: 29.07.2020 16:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsPresident Trump's national security adviser Robert O’Brien is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus. This comes as Mr. Trump touts progress in the race for a vaccine during a trip to battleground state North Carolina. Ben Tracy reports.
U.S. to withdraw 12,000 American troops from Germany
Added: 29.07.2020 16:27 | 17 views | 0 commentsDefense Secretary Mark Esper said 5,600 troops would be redeployed to other NATO countries and 6,400 would return to the U.S.
Late Congressman John Lewis departs Washington for final time
Added: 29.07.2020 16:24 | 18 views | 0 commentsA funeral will be held for Lewis in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday.
White House press secretary discusses the president's controversial comments on COVID-19
Added: 29.07.2020 15:40 | 18 views | 0 commentsAs U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 150,000, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's controversial comments on hydroxychloroquine, which has been deemed not effective by medical professionals, and his retweeting of a video that contains mixed messaging on masks.
Sen. Chuck Schumer on what it will take to get a new stimulus package
Sen. Chuck Schumer on what it will take to get a new stimulus packageAdded: 29.07.2020 15:29 | 20 views | 0 commentsDemocratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the GOP proposal for a new stimulus package and what it will take to make a deal.
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floods
Photos show devastating impact of Michigan floodsAdded: 21.05.2020 19:45 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.vox.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 | 10 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 | 10 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 | 10 views | 0 commentsClimate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment.
Coronavirus, floods and locust swarms: Kenya is fighting a 'triple whammy' of crises
Added: 18.05.2020 6:59 | 9 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.
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 | 11 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.
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 | 10 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.
'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 | 11 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.
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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 9 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.
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 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: ceoroundtable.heart.orgJim 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 | 11 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 | 9 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.
It was the epicenter of America's longest war. Now Bagram Airbase stands empty.
It was the epicenter of America's longest war. Now Bagram Airbase stands empty. Added: 09.07.2021 19:18 | 19 views | 0 commentsWhen NBC News visited the base, some Afghan soldiers were visibly angry about the decision to withdraw U.S. forces.
Silence may not be golden at the Tokyo Olympics
Silence may not be golden at the Tokyo OlympicsAdded: 09.07.2021 17:50 | 21 views | 0 comments"I'm a little worried how it's going to affect me," gymnast Simone Biles said.
Billionaires, livestreams and Stephen Colbert: Welcome to a new era of space flight
Billionaires, livestreams and Stephen Colbert: Welcome to a new era of space flightAdded: 09.07.2021 17:49 | 22 views | 0 commentsRichard Branson will attempt to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered vehicle, while also trying to beat Jeff Bezos to the milestone.
Students can ditch masks — if they are fully vaccinated, CDC says
Students can ditch masks — if they are fully vaccinated, CDC saysAdded: 09.07.2021 17:29 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe new guidance from the CDC falls in line with its previous advice on masks for vaccinated adults.
The new face of HUD is determined to fight for Americans' homeownership dreams
The new face of HUD is determined to fight for Americans' homeownership dreamsAdded: 09.07.2021 17:02 | 22 views | 0 commentsDuring her Senate confirmation hearing to become secretary of housing and urban development this year, Marcia Fudge said HUD, “perhaps more than any other
TikTok algorithm prevents user from declaring support for Black Lives Matter
Added: 09.07.2021 16:40 | 21 views | 0 commentsZiggi Tyler, a popular Black creator, posted viral videos demonstrating how he could not use phrases with the word "Black" in his Creator Marketplace bio.
Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona
Added: 01.07.2020 18:42 | 11 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 | 10 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.
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 20:18 | 16 views | 0 commentsSource: us.bolavip.comThe executive order also includes measures on boosting competition in the health and travel sectors. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 7 views | 0 commentsSource: www.toddstarnes.comThe executive order will include measures on boosting competition across several sectors, including travel. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Covid-19 furlough scheme starts to be scaled back
Added: 09.07.2021 18:19 | 9 views | 0 commentsAs financial support reduces, we hear from a worker who has been on and off furlough for 15 months.
Holiday firms launch legal action over travel lists
Added: 09.07.2021 16:17 | 30 views | 0 commentsGroup including Ryanair and BA wants more government transparency over Covid travel rules.
Calls grow for extra bank holiday if England win
Added: 09.07.2021 12:24 | 29 views | 0 commentsFirms are also being asked to be flexible by allowing staff to start work later on Monday if possible.
Mothers lose fight against two-child benefit limit
Added: 09.07.2021 10:52 | 29 views | 0 commentsThey had argued the policy breached their human rights, but the Supreme Court dismissed their case.
Biden signs sweeping order aimed at limiting corporate power
Biden signs sweeping order aimed at limiting corporate powerAdded: 09.07.2021 20:50 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.cbsnews.comAnti-trust directive affects issues ranging from hearing aids and prescription drug prices to airline fees and non-compete agreements. More in www.nbcnews.com »
Trump doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the First Amendment
Trump doesn't seem to understand the meaning of the First AmendmentAdded: 09.07.2021 19:18 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe cases rest on the claim that Trump’s free speech rights are being denied by these social media platforms. But private companies cannot violate the First Amendment.
Golf: Spieth uses birdie blitz to climb Harbour Town leaderboard
Added: 18.06.2020 18:52 | 17 views | 0 commentsJordan Spieth recovered from a poor start with a stunning run of birdies to tie the lowest nine-hole score of his career in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday.
Lamine Diack will die in jail if sentenced
Added: 18.06.2020 18:50 | 18 views | 0 commentsLawyers for former world athletics chief Lamine Diack, who is on trial for corruption, on Thursday protested their client's innocence and said the 87-year-old would die in jail if sentenced to a prison term.
Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Added: 18.06.2020 18:44 | 17 views | 0 commentsFormer NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.
Fauci casts doubt on football this fall
Added: 18.06.2020 16:52 | 17 views | 0 commentsWith the United States bracing for a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Thursday cast doubt on the National Football League playing this year.
Djokovic says important all players free to travel to U.S. Open
Added: 18.06.2020 16:22 | 17 views | 0 commentsWorld number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the U.S. Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete.
Alcott slams U.S. Open 'discrimination' over wheelchair omission
Added: 18.06.2020 15:10 | 17 views | 0 commentsAustralian Paralympic tennis champion Dylan Alcott has slammed the omission of the wheelchair tournament from the U.S. Open, calling it "disgusting discrimination".
On this day: Born June 19, 1978
Added: 18.06.2020 12:59 | 17 views | 0 commentsDallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki was one of the finest imports to feature in the NBA and became the first European player to win the league's Most Valuable Player award (MVP) in 2007 before he led the franchise to a maiden championship in 2011.
Why strawberry experts are hoping to serve up an Ace
Why strawberry experts are hoping to serve up an AceAdded: 09.07.2021 22:07 | 14 views | 0 commentsHow a new variety of championship berry may help farmers survive Brexit and the pandemic.
From living in a tent to financial independence
From living in a tent to financial independenceAdded: 09.07.2021 22:03 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: cnnphilippines.comSchemes helping homeless people lacking IDs to get bank accounts are transforming hundreds of lives. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Classic Football Shirts warns customers of scam
Added: 09.07.2021 22:00 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe firm, which has 450,000 Instagram followers, says customers' data was accessed in recent weeks.
Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines on his first Father's Day
Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines on his first Father's DayAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 26 views | 0 commentsJon Rahm won the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, on Sunday.
World Cup 2022: Ambitions of Qatar's grand project come with stark human cost
Added: 09.07.2021 11:39 | 25 views | 0 commentsThey're impossible to miss. On a drive around Qatar, at every turn, it seems, a new football stadium rises out of the desert -- each design offering a futuristic take on its traditional culture.
Pulisic under fire from animal rights group following stunt involving vulnerable species
Added: 09.07.2021 11:25 | 28 views | 0 commentsChristian Pulisic has been criticized by conservationists for posting a video on Instagram of himself performing football tricks above a goliath grouper fish, before falling into the water and landing on top of the vulnerable marine species.
Kyrgios pulls out of Tokyo Olympics citing empty stadiums and injury
Added: 09.07.2021 10:26 | 25 views | 0 commentsAustralian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has confirmed his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics, saying a ban on spectators attending the Games was a factor behind his decision.
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayed
Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayedAdded: 18.06.2020 19:42 | 16 views | 0 commentsSome NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.
Golf: Poulter, Hubbard share early lead at RBC Heritage
Added: 18.06.2020 19:37 | 17 views | 0 commentsBritain's Ian Poulter capped an error-free opening round with a birdie-birdie finish to grab a share of the early lead with American Mark Hubbard at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina on Thursday.
Horse racing: Stradivarius takes third successive Ascot Gold Cup
Added: 18.06.2020 19:33 | 17 views | 0 commentsStradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, blew away the field to land a third successive Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday in a race run without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Added: 18.06.2020 19:20 | 16 views | 0 commentsTop officials from Facebook, Google and Twitter were grilled by U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential contest.
Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 16 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.
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92Added: 18.06.2020 19:02 | 16 views | 0 commentsJean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.
British cyclist Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record
Added: 09.07.2021 17:44 | 19 views | 0 commentsMark Cavendish raced to his 34th stage win at the Tour de France on Friday to equal the record held by the legendary Belgium cyclist Eddy Merckx.
Berrettini becomes first Italian man to reach a Wimbledon final
Berrettini becomes first Italian man to reach a Wimbledon finalAdded: 09.07.2021 16:55 | 23 views | 0 commentsMatteo Berrettini put on a stunning display of power hitting to bludgeon his way past the gutsy Hubert Hurkacz and reach his first Wimbledon final.
The Japanese city rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics
The Japanese city rooting for South Sudan at the OlympicsAdded: 09.07.2021 14:18 | 13 views | 0 commentsThe first time Abraham Majok Matet Guem competed in a track race, he ran in his black school shoes.
Teenage long jump sensation on matching her mother's record
Added: 09.07.2021 15:18 | 22 views | 0 commentsLarissa Iapichino's face said it all: hands on her head and mouth agape, it was the look of someone who could scarcely believe what she had just achieved.
Nelly Korda 'glad to have joined' former pro tennis player dad as major champion
Nelly Korda 'glad to have joined' former pro tennis player dad as major championAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 14 views | 0 commentsWhen it comes to having a strong support system for a potential professional athlete, the Korda family might be the prototype.
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.
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 | 17 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 | 16 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.
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 | 17 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.
Wells Fargo shuts down all personal lines of credit, sparking outrage
Wells Fargo shuts down all personal lines of credit, sparking outrageAdded: 09.07.2021 19:18 | 26 views | 0 commentsWells Fargo is shutting down all of its existing personal lines of credit, sparking outrage from consumers and advocates.
ICE issues new policy guidance discouraging detention of pregnant women
Added: 09.07.2021 16:34 | 24 views | 0 commentsImmigration and Customs Enforcement has issued a new policy that states women known to be pregnant or nursing should not be detained, arrested or taken into custody unless release is prohibited, according to newly-released guidance.
Massachusetts files new hate crimes charges in stabbing of a rabbi, prosecutor says
Massachusetts files new hate crimes charges in stabbing of a rabbi, prosecutor saysAdded: 09.07.2021 16:33 | 24 views | 0 commentsA man accused of stabbing a rabbi in Boston's Brighton neighborhood was arraigned Thursday on new hate crime charges and has been ordered held without bail pending a "dangerousness hearing" later this month, says a news release from Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.
Microsoft's Windows security flaw is a big deal. Here's what you can do about it
Microsoft's Windows security flaw is a big deal. Here's what you can do about itAdded: 09.07.2021 13:51 | 25 views | 0 commentsMicrosoft's latest security vulnerability could have a lingering impact both on consumers and businesses at a time when many around the world are already on high alert for disruptive cyber attacks.
Two of the youngest victims of the Surfside collapse shared a casket, priest says
Two of the youngest victims of the Surfside collapse shared a casket, priest saysAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 10 views | 0 commentsFour family members who perished in the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse have been laid to rest, with two sisters sharing a casket.
Biden administration will send 3 million vaccines to Indonesia amid Covid-19 surge
Added: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 9 views | 0 commentsThe White House will send three million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine to Indonesia Friday, in what will amount to one of the largest single shipments yet, a White House official told CNN.
Automakers are tech companies now
Automakers are tech companies nowAdded: 09.07.2021 13:17 | 28 views | 0 commentsSource: www.thedrive.comThe world's biggest automakers don't have much in common with tech companies. More in rss.cnn.com »
Youth coach fatally shot on highway after a possible altercation, officials say
Youth coach fatally shot on highway after a possible altercation, officials sayAdded: 09.07.2021 9:01 | 22 views | 0 commentsMinnesota police believe that what started as a traffic altercation on a highway this week ended in the homicide of a youth baseball coach, officials said.
You'll Feel like Part of the Tune Squad with These Space Jam Gifts
You'll Feel like Part of the Tune Squad with These Space Jam GiftsAdded: 09.07.2021 20:00 | 16 views | 0 commentsWe love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... We love these products, and we hope you do too. has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not... More in www.eonline.com » Tags: SPA
Drake's Private Dinner Date at Dodger Stadium Is a Total Home Run
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Washing away the drama. In the midst of her recent break-up with Tristan Thompson on June 21, Khloe Kardashian shared a very sexy summer pic on Friday, July 9 featuring her taking a...
Did Black Widow's Post-Credits Scene Just Tease a Marvel Show?
Warning: This article features spoilers for Black Widow. A revealing post-credits scene has become a staple for Marvel films. Traditionally, these after-the-movie moments are utilized to...
Trump's praise complicates Youngkin's attempted pivot to the political middle in Virginia
Added: 09.07.2021 22:18 | 5 views | 0 commentsGlenn Youngkin is doing everything he can to run as a Republican outsider in Virginia's gubernatorial election. But former President Donald Trump is muddling that strategy.
Charges against 1 of 2 siblings arrested in South Carolina dropped, and officer apologizes
Added: 09.07.2021 20:32 | 15 views | 0 commentsCharges have been dropped for one of two brothers arrested in South Carolina last month, authorities said, while an officer involved has been fired and charged with assault in a case that prompted outrage after video of the arrests surfaced on social media.
A man is dead and a woman injured after gunman opened fire on pair dining at a Houston restaurant
Added: 09.07.2021 19:18 | 9 views | 0 commentsA man and a woman were finishing dinner at a restaurant at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, Texas, Thursday night when a man seated at the other end of the bar got up, approached the pair and opened fire, officials said.
Number of patients facing year-long wait for NHS treatment 100 times higher in 12 months
Number of patients facing year-long wait for NHS treatment 100 times higher in 12 monthsAdded: 12.11.2020 11:42 | 20 views | 0 commentsShocking figures lay bare the impact of the coronavirus pandemicBut there was better news for patients waiting for cancer treatment
Inside the Love Lives of Harry Potter's Biggest Stars
Almost 20 years later, we're still bewitched by the cast of Harry Potter. Yes, the first film in the magical franchise--Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone--was released in...
The Coolest Hotels Near National Parks
The Coolest Hotels Near National ParksAdded: 09.07.2021 21:53 | 12 views | 0 commentsWe independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our... We independently selected these products because we love them, and we hope you do too. Shop with E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our... More in www.eonline.com » SPA Tags: Hotels
Wendy Williams Comes Under Fire for Segment on TikTok Star Swavy's Death
Wendy Williams is currently under fire for comments made during a segment about the death of 19-year-old TikTok star Swavy. During an episode of The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, July...
The MixtapE! Presents BTS, Billie Eilish, Lost Kings and More New Music Musts
New music Fridays are a thrilling, yet daunting prospect for any music lover. It's essentially a weekly holiday where fan-favorite artists and fresh faces alike drop their latest...
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Have Blessed Us With More PDA Vacation Photos
Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde continue to give fans plenty to adore on their steamy getaway. The pair recently flew to Italy and were spotted relaxing on a yacht in the Tyrrhenian Sea,...
See Sofia Carson Dish on Her Descendants "Family" Group Chat
We love her, and there's no "buts" about it! Songbird star Sofia Carson dropped by E! News' Daily Pop to share the inspiration behind her new single, "He Loves Me,...
Two men arrested in Pall Mall over suspected terror plot ‘after acting suspiciously in car’
Two men arrested in Pall Mall over suspected terror plot ‘after acting suspiciously in car’Added: 12.11.2020 14:04 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe pair, who are both aged 34 and from east , were stopped and arrested by armed officers in Pall Mall at 12.10am on Thursday.
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearances
HMCTS apologises after Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse listed for court appearancesAdded: 12.11.2020 13:27 | 19 views | 0 commentshas apologised after a string of cartoon and movie characters, including and his wife Minnie, were listed as defendants at a crown court.
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against women
Equality watchdog clears BBC of unlawful pay discrimination against womenAdded: 12.11.2020 12:54 | 20 views | 0 commentsBBC Women say they are “deeply disappointed” by the findings
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’
Jane Fonda on why celebrities should back political causes: ‘When someone famous takes a stand, people notice’Added: 12.11.2020 12:37 | 15 views | 0 commentshas said people in the public eye should back political causes because “when someone famous takes a stand, people notice".
Food for London Now: Felix Project takes over south London depot of Marcus Rashford charity FareShare
Food for London Now: Felix Project takes over south London depot of Marcus Rashford charity FareShareAdded: 12.11.2020 12:38 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe Standard’s partner has bolstered its capacity to distribute food by an additional 100 tonnes a week.
Dominic Cummings must go, Boris Johnson told as Tories warn him to get a ‘grip’ on Number 10 infighting
Dominic Cummings must go, Boris Johnson told as Tories warn him to get a ‘grip’ on Number 10 infightingAdded: 12.11.2020 12:24 | 15 views | 0 commentsSpin doctor Lee Cain denies he was behind leak over Lockdown 2‘If they have got rid of one Kray brother, the other has to go too’
Extinction Rebellion activist Donald Bell describes Armistice Day service as a ‘little ritual’
Added: 12.11.2020 11:56 | 16 views | 0 commentsHe described the Armistice Day service as a ‘little ritual’
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 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.jpost.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
Eddie Izzard and Jo Brand set to headline virtual Eden Project festival
Added: 12.11.2020 14:35 | 20 views | 0 commentsComedians and are set to headline a free online festival at the Eden Project billed as the “perfect antidote to ”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises ‘astonishing work’ of volunteers supporting theatre workers through pandemic
Added: 12.11.2020 14:31 | 16 views | 0 commentsstar has praised the “astonishing work” of who have raised half a million pounds to help workers.
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The Ickabog
Schoolboy, 7, from Islington has illustration chosen for new J.K Rowling book The IckabogAdded: 12.11.2020 14:27 | 21 views | 0 commentsA schoolboy from North London has helped illustrate the Ickabog, J.K Rowling’s first children’s book since the Harry Potter series.
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UK
How to watch Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch in the UKAdded: 12.11.2020 14:21 | 15 views | 0 commentsis set to send four astronauts into low-Earth orbit as part of its first operational crewed flight to the .
Russia 'Better Prepared' Than NATO for Large-Scale War, Swedish Military Report Concludes
Added: 12.03.2021 7:04 | 20 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 | 19 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 | 19 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
France nursery horror attack as one shot and three stabbed in Marseille daylight rampage
France nursery horror attack as one shot and three stabbed in Marseille daylight rampageAdded: 09.07.2021 17:49 | 17 views | 0 commentsONE person has been shot and three others have been injured following a stabbing in Marseille, France.
'Publish EU accounts first!' Britons urge Boris to withhold £40BN Brexit bill payment
'Publish EU accounts first!' Britons urge Boris to withhold £40BN Brexit bill paymentAdded: 09.07.2021 17:43 | 19 views | 0 commentsTHE UK is disputing Brussels demand for a £40.8billion Brexit "divorce payment".
Japan Covid cases: Can you attend the Tokyo Olympics? Are spectators allowed?
Added: 09.07.2021 17:14 | 18 views | 0 commentsJAPAN will host the Olympics in a matter of weeks, a year after the Covid pandemic suspended the 2020 games, but cases have recently skyrocketed in the country. Can the Olympics go ahead?
British expats in Spain 'furious' over UK quarantine exemption snub: 'We deserve better!'
British expats in Spain 'furious' over UK quarantine exemption snub: 'We deserve better!' Added: 09.07.2021 16:27 | 20 views | 0 commentsBRITISH expats in Spain have been left "furious" over the UK's new quarantine exemption plan.
Merkel let off hook! EU waives £1bn in fines for German car industry – damning new report
Added: 09.07.2021 13:09 | 21 views | 0 commentsGERMAN car manufacturers have been spared fines of £1.1billion by the European Commission related a second emissions scandal - with a pro-Brexit think tank asking whether Britain would have been afforded the same preferential treatment had it remained in the bloc.
China crisis: Xi Jinping's regime 'could soon collapse' as military purge backfires on CCP
Added: 09.07.2021 16:05 | 18 views | 0 commentsXI JINPING could soon be toppled, according to a leading China analyst, who revealed that Beijing is much more fragile economically and militarily "than it lets on".
Three men killed in lorry crash were part of burglary gang with 200 convictions
Three men killed in lorry crash were part of burglary gang with 200 convictionsAdded: 09.07.2021 12:55 | 24 views | 0 commentsTHREE close friends killed in a car crash were part of a burglary gang with more than 200 convictions between them.
Angela Merkel’s ‘nervous’ appearance in intimate meeting with Queen: ‘Almost overawed!’
Added: 09.07.2021 11:59 | 22 views | 0 commentsANGELA MERKEL seemed "nervous" and "almost overawed" when she had an intimate meeting with the Queen last week, according to royal commentators.
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 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www10.pair.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 | 13 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 | 12 views | 0 commentsProfessors from Purdue University designed the frightening tot to study how infants are exposed to bacteria as they crawl across the ground
Nuclear war fears: Russia and China stockpiling advanced weapons, Pentagon warns
Added: 09.07.2021 21:58 | 11 views | 0 commentsTHE PENTAGON has warned a nuclear war could happen as Russia and China armed themselves with terrifying nuclear weapons.
China to 'swoop' on Afghanistan as Taliban 'roll out red carpet' following US troop exit
China to 'swoop' on Afghanistan as Taliban 'roll out red carpet' following US troop exitAdded: 09.07.2021 19:48 | 10 views | 0 commentsCHINA is ready to swoop into Afghanistan to fill the void left by the withdrawal of US forces according to international affairs commentator Palki Sharma.
China horror as military harvests DNA from millions of women to 'engineer new viruses'
China horror as military harvests DNA from millions of women to 'engineer new viruses'Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 12 views | 0 commentsTHE CHINESE military has been caught harvesting DNA from millions of pregnant women around the world, amid US concerns that the genetic data could be used to "engineer new pathogens".
‘What planet are you living on?!’ Brussels chief aghast as Danish MEP erupts in angry rant
‘What planet are you living on? !’ Brussels chief aghast as Danish MEP erupts in angry rantAdded: 09.07.2021 17:54 | 18 views | 0 commentsDANISH MEP Peter Kofod has called out the EU Commissioner Ylva Johansson for "living on another planet "during a heated Plenary session.
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battle
Superheroes, from near and far, join Indonesia's coronavirus battleAdded: 04.05.2020 6:58 | 13 views | 0 commentsVolunteers clad as Superman and Spider-Man sprayed disinfectant against the coronavirus on Indonesia's island of Java, flanking a colleague wearing the winged helmet of local superhero Gatotkaca who shouted, "Wear masks, wash hands and stay alert."
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 | 13 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.
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 | 13 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 | 13 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 | 13 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 | 14 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 | 11 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)
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 | 14 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
Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan
Added: 29.05.2020 20:43 | 14 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 | 12 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 | 15 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.
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 | 14 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 | 15 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 | 15 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 | 14 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.
Balloon-like object in Japanese sky sets Twitter afire with talk of UFOs, Godzilla
Added: 17.06.2020 8:48 | 15 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.
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: shitgonewrong.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 | 13 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 | 14 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 | 14 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.
UK risks missing 2035 climate target by huge margin, advisers warn
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe UK risks missing its 2035 climate change target by a “huge margin” because too few policies for tackling emissions have been put in place, the country’s top climate advisers warn
Early dementia more likely to impact Black and Hispanic people in US
Early dementia more likely to impact Black and Hispanic people in USAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 18 views | 0 commentsA large US study found that those who experience symptoms of cognitive decline before aged 54 are disproportionately more likely to be Black and Hispanic
The gender pain gap has gone on for too long – it's time we closed it
The gender pain gap has gone on for too long – it's time we closed itAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsBiases mean that women's pain isn't taken seriously enough. It is high time we did something about that, says Elinor Cleghorn
The best video you'll see of a Walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week
Added: 08.10.2020 11:20 | 12 views | 0 commentsDancing like Michael Jackson requires that certain something. 300lbs and flippers aren't features that I'd usually think would qualify, but there's always a first time. We're not sure where this footage was shot, but it is without doubt the best video you'll see of a walrus dancing like Michael Jackson this week.
Man Arrested For Returning Used Enemas To CVS On A Regular Basis
Man Arrested For Returning Used Enemas To CVS On A Regular BasisAdded: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.orlandosentinel.comA Florida man has been arrested for allegedly returning dozens of used enemas to a Jacksonville CVS. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Department launched an investigation after they were tipped off that a man had repeatedly been returning multiple saline laxative enemas to the same CVS. According to a release from the Sheriff's Department the suspect had been returning six pack containers of enemas for more than three months. CVS is contacting anyone they know purchased enemas from the store to return them immediately and in encouraging anyone with information to please come forward. More in feeds.inquisitr.com » Employees, CVS Tags: FloridaComments: Comments: Tags advertisingCopyright © 2008 - 2021 USweekly - all rights reserved Contact us
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]
Farm Sign Says Sex, Noises And Odors Inevitable To New City Slicker Neighbors [Viral Photo]Added: 30.09.2020 6:06 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.italymagazine.comA viral farm sign says sex, noises and odors are inevitable when you live next to one, and if you don't like it, you ought to move away. We're guessing that the owner of said farm regularly gets complaints about his/her animals making noises, smelling bad and having sex outdoors for everyone to see. It inspired the farmer to make this unique farm sign, warning of sex, noises and odors, and advising anyone who has a problem with it to move away. The tell-it-like-it-is sign warns of the uniquer conditions when living next to a farm and says that unless you can "tolerate noise, odors and outdoor sex, DON'T BUY PROPERTY NEXT TO A FARM." What do you think of the farm sign warning of sex, noises and odors?
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible Reason
Engagement Photo Goes Viral On Reddit For The Worst Possible ReasonAdded: 30.09.2020 6:05 | 19 views | 0 commentsSource: www.mirror.co.ukA couple were so completely love-struck when they posed for their engagement photo that there was something they just didn't notice, until the photo hit the popular social media forum reddit and started to go viral. They took a whole load of rice and created each others' initials, separated by a huge and romantic heart. Being in a love-struck state as they were, they just didn't notice or think of the consequences and posted the engagement photo online. A redditor found the rather amusing image on Imgur and since then the engagement photo has gone viral, with several thousand reddit users sharing it around. "Another redditor by the name of ch33s3man suggested, "Maybe they intentionally did it because they have a sense of humor.
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck It
Former Slave Tells Master To Suck ItAdded: 30.09.2020 5:55 | 13 views | 0 commentsSource: www.houstonpublicmedia.orgIn a letter to his former master, freed Jourdan Anderson tells his master exactly what the score is. The letter in its entirety:Dayton, Ohio,August 7, 1865To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.
Cuban dons full-body cardboard shield against coronavirus
Added: 18.06.2020 15:04 | 14 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.
Aliens orbiting 1402 stars near Earth could be looking at us right now
Aliens orbiting 1402 stars near Earth could be looking at us right nowAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsPossible alien inhabitants living on planets orbiting 1402 nearby stars could easily spot Earth – and those stars probably have more than 500 relatively Earth-like worlds
We may finally know how migrating birds sense Earth's magnetic field
We may finally know how migrating birds sense Earth's magnetic fieldAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 18 views | 0 commentsA molecule in the eyes of migrating birds called cryptochrome 4 is sensitive to magnetism, potentially giving the animals an internal compass
Turning orchestras inside out could lower risk of spreading covid-19
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsPlacing wind and brass instruments on the outskirts of an orchestra, rather than in the centre where they are conventionally found, could lower the risk of spreading covid-19 according to an analysis of aerosol flow
World's deepest dive pool opens with stunning underwater displays to explore
Added: 09.07.2021 19:23 | 15 views | 0 commentsThe world's deepest dive pool just opened in Dubai. The pool is more than 196 feet deep with underwater displays to explore.
President Biden weighs new rules cracking down on airline fees in executive order
President Biden weighs new rules cracking down on airline fees in executive orderAdded: 09.07.2021 16:59 | 20 views | 0 commentsThe airline fee directives are part of a broad executive order by President Joe Biden aimed at anti-competitive practices of big business.
ABTA welcomes changes to FCDO advice
ABTA welcomes changes to FCDO adviceAdded: 09.07.2021 14:19 | 20 views | 0 commentsSource: www.theguardian.comABTA has welcomed the news that the Foreign Development & Commonwealth Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations. More in feedproxy.google.com »
Do I need a vaccine passport to travel? The answer is no – for now, anyway
Do I need a vaccine passport to travel? The answer is no – for now, anywayAdded: 09.07.2021 12:04 | 18 views | 0 commentsSource: www.gadoo.com.brFor now, you don't need a vaccine certificate to travel domestically or abroad (unless your destination requires it). But it's a good idea to take it. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
Vietnam Airlines joins IATA Travel Pass trials
Added: 09.07.2021 12:17 | 20 views | 0 commentsVietnam Airlines has joined trials of the IATA Travel Pass. The system will be rolled out on trips from Narita Airport in Tokyo to Da Nang later this month.
Banning extreme views on YouTube really does help stop their spread
Banning extreme views on YouTube really does help stop their spreadAdded: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 21 views | 0 commentsThe benefit of banning social media users, particularly those posting extreme political views, has been questioned, but YouTube data shows it really does reduce the audience
Vouchers for kidney donors help family members get a transplant
Added: 09.07.2021 18:17 | 19 views | 0 commentsA voucher scheme that rewards kidney donors in the US for their altruism by letting someone they know get a kidney in future seems to be working, with 250 people donating under the scheme since 2014
Hilaria Baldwin defends her 'multi' cultural identity, says she has 'right to belong'
Hilaria Baldwin defends her 'multi' cultural identity, says she has 'right to belong'Added: 09.07.2021 17:28 | 18 views | 0 commentsHilaria Baldwin is addressing her cultural identity once again, this time calling herself "multi" cultured and "fluid."
Tom Hanks turns 65: His life and career through the years, from 'Big' to 'Toy Story'
Tom Hanks turns 65: His life and career through the years, from 'Big' to 'Toy Story'Added: 09.07.2021 15:59 | 21 views | 0 commentsHappy birthday, Tom Hanks! To celebrate the acclaimed actor turning 65 on July 9, here are photos of his life and legacy through the years.
Reports: Chick Vennera, 'Golden Girls' and 'Thank God It's Friday' actor, dies at 74
Reports: Chick Vennera, 'Golden Girls' and 'Thank God It's Friday' actor, dies at 74Added: 09.07.2021 14:34 | 24 views | 0 commentsChick Vennera's daughter Nicky Vennera confirmed to Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter that Vennera died Wednesday in after battling lung cancer.
The world's deepest dive pool also comes with an underwater 'sunken city'
The world's deepest dive pool also comes with an underwater 'sunken city'Added: 09.07.2021 19:32 | 16 views | 0 commentsDubai has opened the world's deepest dive pool, which runs 196 feet deep and has its own sunken city complete with benches, streetlights and a home.
Cat found at condo collapse site after more than 2 weeks: 'This is a miracle'
Cat found at condo collapse site after more than 2 weeks: 'This is a miracle'Added: 09.07.2021 21:59 | 11 views | 0 commentsOne family who lost everything in the Surfside condo collapse last month received a small miracle Friday when their cat was found alive.
Biden tells Putin to 'disrupt' ransomware groups operating out of Russia
Biden tells Putin to 'disrupt' ransomware groups operating out of RussiaAdded: 09.07.2021 21:59 | 12 views | 0 commentsPresident Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday to “disrupt” ransomware groups operating out of Russia amid another series of attacks this week.
Wisconsin bishop takes rare step of removing defiant priest
Added: 09.07.2021 21:55 | 12 views | 0 commentsThe Diocese of La Crosse said in a statement Friday that Bishop William Patrick Callahan has issued a decree immediately removing Father James Altman from St. James the Less, a parish in the city of La Crosse on the Wisconsin-Minnesota border, about 140 miles southeast of Minneapolis. The decree will remain in effect for an undetermined length of time, the statement said.
Evacuated residents of collapsed condo can retrieve essential items
Added: 09.07.2021 21:54 | 11 views | 0 commentsResidents of a South Florida condo who were forced to evacuate over concerns about the building’s structural integrity will be allowed to return to retrieve essential items on Friday, officials said.
‘Glee’ star Heather Morris honors Naya Rivera with tribute tattoo: ‘Tomorrow is not promised’
Added: 09.07.2021 21:51 | 10 views | 0 comments“Tomorrow is not promised” Morris inked on the outer side of her left arm and shared a series of photos and video to Instagram of the process while also remembering Rivera with a portrait snap.
Virginia school steers $24,000 to consulting firm for equity training, race programs for teachers
Virginia school steers $24,000 to consulting firm for equity training, race programs for teachersAdded: 09.07.2021 21:51 | 13 views | 0 commentsA Loudoun County, Virginia, high school dished out $24,000 to a racial equity firm that had already collected nearly half a million dollars from the county for providing race programs, documents show.
7 immigrants sent back to Canada after using library lawn to enter US illegally
7 immigrants sent back to Canada after using library lawn to enter US illegallyAdded: 09.07.2021 21:48 | 12 views | 0 commentsSeven people apprehended after entering Vermont illegally from Quebec by driving across the lawn of a library built in both the United States and Canada were immediately returned to Canada, the U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday.
White House defends Hunter Biden's art selling scheme: 'He has the right to pursue an artistic career'
White House defends Hunter Biden's art selling scheme: 'He has the right to pursue an artistic career'Added: 09.07.2021 21:44 | 11 views | 0 commentsThe White House Friday defended a deal it brokered to allow Hunter Biden's artwork, which could be listed as high as $500,000 each, to sell to anonymous buyers and with no disclosure to the public.
England v India: Nat Sciver leads hosts to win despite spectacular Deol catch
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsA world-class catch and Nat Sciver's dazzling batting - everything you need to know about England's victory over India.
Poirier v McGregor 3: 'UFC 264 loss could signal beginning of the end for McGregor'
Poirier v McGregor 3: 'UFC 264 loss could signal beginning of the end for McGregor'Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsSource: advanced-television.comBBC's Radio 5 Live team for UFC 264 discuss Conor McGregor's trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier and what it could mean for the Irish superstar's career. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
England v Pakistan ODI: Saqib Mahmood takes four wickets in England win
England v Pakistan ODI: Saqib Mahmood takes four wickets in England winAdded: 09.07.2021 21:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsFast bowler Saqib Mahmood takes 4-42 as England cruise to victory against Pakistan in the first ODI.
Fury v Wilder III: Fight off following Covid-19 case in Briton's camp
Fury v Wilder III: Fight off following Covid-19 case in Briton's campAdded: 09.07.2021 21:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.mmamania.comThe 24 July trilogy bout between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is postponed following a Covid-19 case in the Briton's camp. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotline
Iraqi war veteran says judge ‘punished’ him in custody case for calling VA hotlineAdded: 09.07.2021 22:05 | 10 views | 0 commentsAn Iraqi war veteran claims he’s being “punished” by a Long Island judge for calling the Veterans Affairs helpline about his messy child custody case — ultimately costing him time with his two kids.
Harry Styles, bikini-clad Olivia Wilde share a steamy kiss during romantic Italian getaway
Added: 09.07.2021 22:01 | 11 views | 0 commentsGrammy sinning singer Harry Styles was seen smooching actress Olivia Wilde during their Italian getaway.
Nikole Hannah-Jones Is Not Your (Tenured) Negro
Nikole Hannah-Jones Is Not Your (Tenured) NegroAdded: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 18 views | 0 commentsIn a perfect world, award-winning New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones would've ended up at Howard University anyway.Instead of being held...
America's Empires Always Fail
Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsThe withdrawal from Afghanistan was an inevitable tragedy
American Freedom Is on the Line
Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 18 views | 0 commentsAmericans are calling on this Senate to protect the integrity of our democracy - and to secure our Constitutional rights. If preserving the right to vote means reforming the Senate's rules, then so be it.
Were There Enough Illegal Votes in GA to Tip 2020?
Were There Enough Illegal Votes in GA to Tip 2020? Added: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 15 views | 0 commentsBoth an audit and a recount confirmed Biden's victory, but ignored in the process was evidence that nearly 35,000 Georgians had potentially voted illegally.
We're Only 1 Generation Away From Losing America
We're Only 1 Generation Away From Losing AmericaAdded: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: www.newshub.co.nzWho is proud to be an American? The good news is that an overwhelming majority of adults (68%) are very or extremely proud to be an American. The bad news is the only group that is not proud are young people. Only 36% of those aged 18 to 24 said that they were extremely or very proud. More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Video: International equities could outperform U.S markets
Added: 09.07.2021 18:55 | 17 views | 0 commentsInternational stocks are well positioned for growth. We spoke to an equities analyst about why now may be the time for U.S. investors to expand asset allocation to foreign stocks.
Scottish Open: 'Incredible' Jon Rahm shares lead as Rory McIlroy misses the cut
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 11 views | 0 commentsWorld number one Jon Rahm delivers an "incredible" first 10 holes to share the Scottish Open lead, as playing partner Rory McIlroy misses the cut.
Watch: Women's T20I highlights
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsHighlights of the first T20 international between England and India at The County Ground.
Pfizer to seek approval for a 3rd vaccine dose
Added: 09.07.2021 21:46 | 11 views | 0 commentsPfizer says it is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, but U.S. health officials say a booster isn't needed yet.
'A watershed moment': Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools
'A watershed moment': Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schoolsAdded: 09.07.2021 21:41 | 11 views | 0 commentsPublic schools in Illinois will be required to teach a unit of Asian American history under a new law education experts say is the first of its kind.
Man who smashed Black teen's face with bike chain sentenced to 5 years in prison for hate crime
Man who smashed Black teen's face with bike chain sentenced to 5 years in prison for hate crimeAdded: 09.07.2021 21:39 | 12 views | 0 commentsA Michigan man who admitted to beating a Black teenager with a bike chain because of his race is going to prison for five years.
How to keep your pet safe this summer
How to keep your pet safe this summerAdded: 09.07.2021 21:35 | 12 views | 0 commentsSource: www.venture-north.co.ukYes, dogs can get a sunburn. Here are tips to keep your fur baby safe during the summer. More in rssfeeds.usatoday.com »
The GOP's Suburban Dilemma
The GOP's Suburban DilemmaAdded: 09.07.2021 21:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: www.statesman.comFor years, Republicans thought of their party as a three-legged stool, joining social, economic, and foreign policy conservatives. There was something to this, and indeed parties can be looked at by the ideological components. More in www.realclearpolitics.com » Republicans Tags: Conservatives
How the Resistance Media Fell In Love With Avenatti
How the Resistance Media Fell In Love With AvenattiAdded: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: nypost.comThread by @DrewHolden360: ?THREAD? The downfall of Michael Avenatti was obvious many miles away. Well, to everyone except the mainstream media. With the news of Avenatti's sentencing, I thought it was time to go do...... More in www.realclearpolitics.com »
Biden's Afghansitan Speech Was Worst of His Presidency
Biden's Afghansitan Speech Was Worst of His PresidencyAdded: 09.07.2021 19:40 | 17 views | 0 commentsCNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen argues that President Joe Biden's speech defending US withdrawal from Afghanistan was peopled with straw men and littered with false assertions.
Zalmay Khalizad: 'For Afghanistan's war to end, political agreement needed'
Zalmay Khalizad: 'For Afghanistan's war to end, political agreement needed'Added: 09.07.2021 15:16 | 20 views | 0 commentsZalmay Khalizad, US Special Representative for Afghanistan speaks to the BBC as Taliban retake land.
Bangladesh factory fire: At least 52 people killed in overnight blaze
Bangladesh factory fire: At least 52 people killed in overnight blazeAdded: 09.07.2021 14:16 | 21 views | 0 commentsAuthorities believe the fire took hold because of chemicals and plastics stored inside the building.
Australia mice plague: How farmers are fighting back
Added: 09.07.2021 13:16 | 22 views | 0 commentsThere's a debate in Australia about how to deal with a huge plague of mice in the east of the country.
More bodies found in Florida condo collapse, bringing death toll to 79
More bodies found in Florida condo collapse, bringing death toll to 79Added: 09.07.2021 23:11 | 3 views | 0 commentsMiami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Friday said more bodies were found. 61 people remain potentially unaccounted for.
Georgia country club shooting suspect arrested, charged with 3 counts of murder
Added: 09.07.2021 23:09 | 2 views | 0 commentsBryan Rhoden, 23, was arrested and charged with three counts of murder in the July 3 shooting at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Trump's praise complicates Youngkin's attempted pivot to the political middle in Virginia
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 13 views | 0 commentsGlenn Youngkin is doing everything he can to run as a Republican outsider in Virginia's gubernatorial election. But former President Donald Trump is muddling that strategy.
Jenner running for change in California recall bid
Added: 09.07.2021 22:11 | 14 views | 0 commentsCaitlyn Jenner held her first news conference Friday as a Republican candidate for California governor, 77 days after announcing she was entering a recall election that could remove first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Billy Crystal on John Goodman: 'We're a good match for each other'
Billy Crystal on John Goodman: 'We're a good match for each other'Added: 09.07.2021 21:47 | 11 views | 0 comments"Monsters at Work" brings the "Monsters, Inc." franchise to Disney+. Billy Crystal and John Goodman return as the famed monster duo Mike and Sulley, with Ben Feldman and Mindy Kaling joining the cast.
Powerful fire tornado in California is latest extreme weather sign
Added: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsThe vortex of smoke and flame is one of the latest signs of extreme weather threatening the US West
Biden vows US action over Russian cyber-attacks
Biden vows US action over Russian cyber-attacksAdded: 09.07.2021 22:16 | 10 views | 0 commentsAsked if Moscow would face consequences for the series of hacks, Mr Biden replied: "Yes."
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden signs new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 20:16 | 14 views | 0 commentsSource: us.bolavip.comThe executive order also includes measures on boosting competition in the health and travel sectors. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Lebanon struck by power cut as major plants shut down
Added: 09.07.2021 21:16 | 12 views | 0 commentsMany in Lebanon are receiving just two hours of energy a day, as it grapples with an economic crisis.
Storm Elsa: Heavy rain floods subways and submerges cars in New York
Storm Elsa: Heavy rain floods subways and submerges cars in New YorkAdded: 09.07.2021 17:16 | 18 views | 0 commentsResidents shared videos of flooded subways and submerged cars, as Storm Elsa passes through New York.
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big Tech
Biden to sign new order cracking down on Big TechAdded: 09.07.2021 18:16 | 17 views | 0 commentsSource: us.bolavip.comThe executive order will include measures on boosting competition across several sectors, including travel. More in www.bbc.co.uk »
Taliban capture key Afghanistan border crossings
Added: 09.07.2021 16:16 | 19 views | 0 commentsThe militants say they have captured crossings linking Afghanistan to Iran and Turkmenistan.
Aaron Rodgers explains why guest hosting 'Jeopardy!' means so much to him
Aaron Rodgers is an avid fan of the show Jeopardy! and a Celebrity Jeopardy! Rodgers is the latest celebrity to take a turn guest-hosting the game show and explains why Jeopardy! has been a constant over the course of his life. Photo illustration by Bryce WoodRead more of SI's Daily Cover stories here.
Gary Player: Royal St. George's is 'Easiest of the Open Golf Courses'
As for Royal St. George's, which sits along the country's southern coastline in Kent, England? “Royal St George's probably is the easiest of The Open golf courses, but the thing that will make it, obviously, is the wind,” Player said. “It's a golf course that is steeped in tradition, there have been some wonderful winners.”This will be Royal St. George's 15th time hosting the Open. After Locke’s victory, Royal St. George’s was removed from the rota until 1981. More 2021 British Open CoverageIs the British Open the most interesting of golf's four majors?
Professional Bull Riding elite series photos
Most years, Professional Bull Riding's elite series events are held at major arenas like Madison Square Garden and AT&T Stadium. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Portrait of rider Lucas Divino (right), detail view of World Championship belt buckle worn by Jess Lockwood (upper left) Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Riders prep for competition in a dimly lit backroom within Cowtown Coliseum. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Cooper Davis prepping before his ride. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider Lucas Divino in action. Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider Kaique Pacheco Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider J.B. Mauney Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Portrait of rider Jess Lockwood Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider Silvano Alves Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider Dalton Kasel Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider J.B. Mauney Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated Rider Bourdreaux Campbell Erick W. Rasco/Sports Illustrated
Westminster Dog Show's move away from MSG proves challenging
The Westminster Dog Show was held outdoors this weekend in a concession to the pandemic. TARRYTOWN, N.Y. — Spectators were barred from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this weekend, but there were fans in abundance. In a concession to the pandemic, this weekend the dog show left its home at Madison Square Garden for the first time in a century. Dee McMeekan/Dee Is for Dogs PhotographyA dog’s dream—grass to run around (and pee) on, wildlife to chase, mud to roll in—can be a handler’s nightmare. Many dog shows are held outdoors, so the competitors were mostly familiar with the process, but at the Super Bowl of dog shows, the inconveniences seemed magnified.
Daily Cover: How deep fakes almost derailed a high school cheerleading team
An unsettling cheerleading scandal is going to court, and it raises questions about the threat of video-manipulation technology in sports—and beyond. SDI Productions/Getty ImagesRead more of SI's Daily Cover stories here.
Full Frame: Trevor Lawrence's SI Cover Shoot
In this week’s Full Frame, SI Photographer Kohjiro Kinno gives a behind the scenes look at SI’s May cover shoot with Trevor Lawrence. Kinno talks about his decade of experience as a photo assistant, and how what he learned watching others has translated into his successful career.
Daily Cover: Asterisk in sports
Sixty years out from Maris’s 61*, and smack in the middle of a sporting era that begs to be put into context, let us hold up for examination the asterisk, which can act as a footnote, fig leaf, scarlet letter and so much more. Sports Illustrated's Madelyn Burke discusses the history of the asterisk in sports. Read more of SI's Daily Cover stories here.
Russell Wilson to host NBC vaccination special featuring Joe Biden, Barack Obama
© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsSeahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, Ciara, will host NBC and ATTN:'s Roll Up Your Sleeves vaccination special featuring President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, among others. ET on Sunday, April 18, will also include appearances by Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Details of NBC's special were released on the same day as another massive event promoting vaccine awareness was announced. Global Citizen will host Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which will feature performances by Lopez, Selena Gomez and the Foo Fighters. The concert will take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, home of the NFL's Rams and Chargers.
DMX dies at 50: Sports world pays respect
Sports World Reacts to Death of DMX: 'RIP to a Legend'Kevin Winter via Imagn Content Services, LLCRapper Earl Simmons, known more widely as DMX, has died at 50 years old, his family announced in a statement on Friday. The rapper, who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here),” and was beloved for his trademark raspy delivery, had been on life support for the past few days, his family said in a statement. He had been hospitalized since April 2 after suffering a heart attack. News of DMX's death sparked a wave of tributes from athletes all over.
Titans Create NFL's First Wine Club
The Foolish Club will include two shipments of six bottles each year and will pay tribute to the history and culture of the franchise and the state. The Tennessee Titans’ latest initiative to raise their standing in the hearts and minds of their fan base includes raising some glasses. The Titans announced the creation of a subscription wine club, which they believe is the first of its kind for an NFL franchise. It has been dubbed The Foolish Club, a nod to franchise founder K.S. The first three wines available are:• Rough & Dressed: A Napa Valley red Bordeaux blend• Amy’s Promise: An elegant and approachable Napa Valley Chardonnay• Victory: A Napa Valley sparkling brut made in the traditional champagne methodA portion of the sales generated from memberships will benefit The Titans Foundation.
Bayley injury: WWE star out of MITB match vs. Bianca Belair
Courtesy of WWEWWE wrestler Bayley will be sidelined for approximately nine months due to an injury, the company announced Friday. She had been scheduled to face SmackDown women’s champion Bianca Belair in an “I Quit” match at the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Belair’s new opponent will be announced Friday night on SmackDown, WWE said. Bayley and Belair had been engaged in a months-long feud that began just after Belair won the title at WrestleMania in April. Belair was victorious in their match at Backlash and defeated Bayley again last month at Hell in a Cell.
U.S.'s Marsch Inherits Opportunity, Strong Squad at RB Leipzig
New Leipzig coach Jesse Marsch became the second American in charge of a team in Germany’s top soccer division after Stuttgart’s Pellegrino Matarazzo. Now Red Bull wants the 47-year-old Marsch to take Leipzig another step further in its development. “One of the most exciting things about being here is how truly talented this team is,” Marsch said. The new Leipzig coach said he hopes their meeting is “a big deal back home. To have us two coaching against each other in a big league and representing two big clubs, I’m really looking forward to it.”More Soccer Coverage:
2021: Sports Illustrated's Where Are They Now?
Where Are They Now? Sports Illustrated Revisits the Biggest Stories of Sporting PastSports Illustrated’s annual “Where Are They Now?” series catches up with the stars and prominent figures from yesteryear. Find all of this year’s trips down memory lane.
Stewart Mandel: Long-suffering Northwesterners anxiously wait for Selection Sunday
Yet here we are, days away from Selection Sunday, with Northwestern still teetering on the bubble, and I find myself ... conflicted. Like all bubble teams, Northwestern has a chance to beef up its resume this week with a strong performance in its conference tournament. The basketball equivalent would be making an NCAA tourney debut as a No. No, the far worse possibility is that Northwestern will finally achieve what 307 other universities did before it by qualifying for the NCAA tournament -- and get placed in Dayton. I covered the inaugural First Four last year, and while organizers made it look in every way like a regular NCAA tournament site, and while First Four participant VCU's subsequent run to the Final Four seemingly validated its existence, let's not kid ourselves -- the real NCAA tournament starts on Thursday, not Tuesday.
Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde's basketball highlights (video)
After wrapping up her historic win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee (she’s the first African American to win in the contest’s history), people started to take notice of Zaila’s other remarkable skill: basketball. Her incredible dribbling has earned her an appearance in a shoe commercial beside Stephen Curry and a chance to perform with the Harlem Globetrotters. Even though she’s the nation’s top speller, Zaila views spelling as a secondary hobby to her first love: basketball. She said after winning the bee that she hopes to play in the WNBA or coach in the NBA one day. Bookmark this page to see previous editions of Hot Clicks and find the newest edition every day.
Cleveland's Losing Streak Should Force a Turning of the Page
Its first nine-game losing skid since the Manny Acta era should cause an overdue reexamination of this club’s ceiling. Eddie Rosario was having his worst season at the plate in Cleveland before an abdominal strain sidelined him earlier this week. Oddly enough, its 2016 World Series opponents have fallen to the fringes of playoff contention at the exact same time with an 11-game losing streak that finally ended Wednesday with a Cubs win. It’d be ideal to usher in the new nickname with a World Series–worthy team next season. Even without a Ramírez trade, it almost certainly isn’t going to happen, anyway.
Rams RB Cam Akers wins 2020 Octopus of the Year Award
In 2019, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NFL’s adoption of the two-point conversion, I introduced the octopus. Coming into the 2020 season, I had hoped someone would mention the octopus on TV. “Cam,” Hanson says to me, in a message I promise to relay to Akers, “all octopi are not created equal. “If the octopus absolutely flips the outcome of the game,” Hanson says, “I don’t care what the plays looked like. After we see that octopus, what are the odds we might see an octopus end-zone celebration?
Zach Kline: From Elite Cal QB Recruit to Nashville Singer-Songwriter
Zachary Scott Kline is a singer-songwriter in Nashville. The seeds of Kline’s music career were planted by his father, who loved the blues and artists such as Muddy Waters and B.B. Kline met the media in the week following the Oregon game, played in pouring rain, forcing Jared Goff out and Zach Kline in. But Kline’s music career remained active during that time. Kline has not forgotten Zach Kline, but he heads toward his 30’s as Zachary Scott Kline.
Tokyo Olympics: How Quanesha Burks went from McDonalds to team USA
Quanesha Burks ordered medium fries with no salt and a side of sweet and sour sauce at McDonald’s. “When I worked at McDonald’s, I thought it was the best job ever,” Burks says. Burks didn’t quit her job until she graduated high school with her 11 state titles, including the 100 meters, long jump and triple jump sweep as a senior. The qualifying round of the long jump went well, with Burks securing her spot in the final on her first jump. “It’s been a journey and it all started with a little girl working at McDonald’s and here I am.”More Coverage of the Olympics:
Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane change England's Euro fortunes
If England goes on to beat Italy in Sunday’s final, there’s every chance Kane could lift the Golden Boot and Sterling the Golden Ball. Again, it was possible to wonder, given England’s attacking riches, whether Sterling was really worth his place in the starting lineup. Sterling scored England’s only two goals in the group stage, and his rapid and incisive dribbling was critical to the wins over Ukraine and Denmark. Every game is subjected to far more intense scrutiny than in a club campaign of 38 league games, plus perhaps 13 Champions League games and another handful in the domestic cups. But players, as Sterling and Kane demonstrate, can grow into tournaments.
Where are they now: Tag Team
Tag Team helps out a family that’s making dinner. He wanted the commercial to have the feel of a Tag Team show—nothing too serious, just fun. When Otis left to join the army, the most famous Tag Team lineup was set. Tag Team and 95 South even appeared together on the Arsenio Hall Show to raise money for charity. After Tag Team shot the Geico spot, DC says publicists weren’t sure what to do with the duo’s sudden upswing in popularity.
UFC 264 preview: High stakes for Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Conor McGregor meets Dustin Poirier in the main event of Saturday’s UFC 264 card. This is the third fight pitting McGregor (22-5) against Poirier (27-6, 1 NC). Poirier won the rematch this past January at UFC 257, and the two now return to Vegas to settle the trilogy. Poirier does not have that luxury, lacking the type of charisma that makes McGregor such a UFC centerpiece. As always, the UFC title picture is more exciting with McGregor involved.
WWE tour dates: Live events, Extreme Rules announced for September
The schedule for WWE’s return to touring continues to take shape with the addition of 11 new dates. Included in the new tour dates that were announced on Friday is the news that this year’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view will be held at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, Sept. 26. It will air live on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network everywhere else. WWE Supershow and WWE Live are non-televised house shows. This Friday’s SmackDown and next Monday’s Raw are the final shows of the WWE ThunderDome era.
For Euro Finalist Italy, Missing the World Cup Wasn't the End
Italy, a four-time champion and global football heavyweight, had failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Laura Lezza/Getty ImagesFIGC president Carlo Tavecchio said a month earlier that, “not qualifying for the World Cup would be an apocalypse.” It’s an understandable opinion. France missed the 1994 World Cup, then lost a Euro ’96 semi on penalties and won the ’98 World Cup. And after failing to reach Euro ’92, Italy nearly won the World Cup just two years later. Italy reached a combined four UEFA U-17 and U-19 finals and two FIFA U-20 World Cup semis between 2016 and ’19.
The Last Giant: The Cultural Clout of Willie Mays
In his sixties, Groucho Marx marked the pitiless march of time by the swift passage of another Willie Mays summer. There they stood, Willie Mays and Steve Jobs, Say Hey and Hey Siri, alongside the sons of Jonas Salk and John Wayne. “He is,” says this unidentified Elvis fan, “the Willie Mays of entertainment.”Elvis Presley, performing at Las Vegas, was once called "the Willie Mays of entertainment" because The King of Rock and Roll could do it all. Fotos International/Getty ImagesBut Willie Mays, like Elvis, was also supremely entertaining, and Willie Mays, unlike Elvis, was indisputably Willie Mays, making Willie Mays, even more than Elvis Presley, the Willie Mays of entertainment. That’s when you know it’s a classic.”It’s hard to imagine a time when Willie Mays didn’t exist.
Report: Scott Brooks to Join Blazers as Chauncey Billups' Top Assistant
Chauncey Billups made clear that prior head-coaching experience would be the most important attribute in building out his staff with the Trail Blazers. Brooks, former head coach of the Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder, has agreed to be Billups' top assistant in Portland, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Athletic's Shams Charania reported on Thursday that Brooks, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins and former LA Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro had emerged as leading candidates for the Blazers' second chair. Brooks, 55, spent the last five seasons as head coach of the Washington Wizards. Over 12 seasons as a head coach, Brooks' teams amassed a 521-414 (.557) record in the regular season and 49-48 (.505) record during the playoffs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Latest Rite of Passage? The Superstar Who Needs Help
PHOENIX — A mere nine days before Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s right knee bent so far inward toward his other knee, he thought he would miss a whole year of basketball. After completing that rite of passage in dramatic fashion—including a Game 7 win on the road against Kevin Durant—Antetokounmpo is now enduring another one: The superstar who needs help. In 96 minutes of the Finals, the Bucks are a plus-four in 75 minutes with Antetokounmpo on the floor. Excluding Giannis, Milwaukee connected on a paltry 38.0% of its field goals Thursday. (After the game, Giannis said he trusts Bud when it comes to deciding his playing time, saying he wouldn’t lobby for more.)
Jalen Lewis signs with Overtime Elite, becomes youngest American pro
High school junior Jalen Lewis is signing a contract with the Overtime Elite league, which will make him the youngest professional basketball player in American history, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Lewis, 16, will earn more than $1 million over the course of his multiyear deal, per Charania. The Overtime Elite league has added multiple top prospects from the class of 2023, including twins Matt and Ryan Bewley. Former UConn head coach Kevin Ollie will lead the Overtime Elite league's team of top prospects. Lewis and the Bewley brothers will be eligible for the 2024 NBA draft after they complete their time in the Overtime Elite league.
Chiefs star Frank Clark charged with felony after police find uzi in car
Chiefs star Frank Clark faces a felony charge of possession of an assault weapon after police found an uzi in his Lamborghini truck on June 20, TMZ Sports reported Friday. The defensive end could face up to three years if convicted, and is reportedly due in court next week for a hearing. He was arrested and charged with the carrying of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. Clark was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and assault in 2014 due to an incident with his then-pregnant girlfriend during his time in college at Michigan. He's in the middle of a five-year deal worth $104 million with Kansas City through 2024.
Daniel Camarena grand slam: Don Orsillo, Spanish radio calls
The lead from the Padres’ wild victory over the Nationals was relief pitcher Daniel Camarena hitting a grand slam. The result was the lefthander becoming the first MLB relief pitcher to hit a grand slam since Pittsburgh's Don Robinson in 1985. Padres play-by-play man Don Orsillo had a fantastic call of the homer. The long pause before he mentions the grand slam came off Max Scherzer was perfect as well. To add even more excitement, the hurler’s father was in the crowd to watch his son, and his reaction to the grand slam was beautiful.
The Fantasy Case Against Michael Carter: This Undersized Back Doesn't Have History on His Side
I’ve already examined Zach Wilson and his potential value for fans in dynasty formats, so let’s look at his new teammate, Michael Carter. Over the last 10 seasons, backs who were 5-foot-8 or less and 205 pounds or less have scored more than 200 fantasy points eight times. That has not been a good round for running backs regarding historical success in the stat sheets. Since 2001, the lone fourth-rounder to finish better than 24th in fantasy points as a rookie was Domanick Williams. VerdictThere is little doubt (no pun intended) that Carter has the highest ceiling of the running backs on the Jets roster.
There Is Still Chlorine in Michael Phelps’s Soul
He’ll be relegated to Olympic spectator for the first time in 25 years; fatherhood and mental health advocacy are his main focuses now. His job was “Michael Phelps’s Son,” and the 5-year-old performed it with adorable aplomb. The Olympic Trials, with all its attendant energy and all the memories of dominance there, was an emotional one. I felt the tears start coming up.”There is chlorine in Phelps’s soul. It is great to experience this side of him.”Father, budding TV analyst, author, mental health advocate—Michael Phelps keeps winning, even on dry land.
Corey Perry Isn't Ready to Call it Quits Just Yet
The 2011 NHL MVP made a noticeable impact in the playoffs this season, and if Perry has his way, he'll be back in a Canadiens uniform in 2021-22. The 2021 Stanley Cup final seemed like a re-awakening of sorts for Corey Perry. His job in Montreal was to bring a veteran presence, a physical side the team was lacking and some goal-scoring along the way. Even though Perry made a name for himself as one of the league's biggest "in-your-face-at-all-times-to-the-point-you-can't-stand-him-in-any-fashion" players in the NHL, his career resume speaks for himself. Perry grew up a Habs fan, but didn't get the chance to experience the full Montreal hockey lifestyle due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can the Tampa Bay Lightning Three-Peat?
Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsCongratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who managed to become just the second team to win back-to-back Stanley Cups in the cap era. Now that the season is officially over, they have to address the big elephant in the room: The Lightning has to break up. According to CapFriendly, the Lightning are the only team over the cap heading into the offseason. To ensure the Kraken does take Johnson, the Lightning may have to part with a draft pick or prospect. The good news is that the Lightning has plenty of players who should be of interest to multiple teams, including captain Steven Stamkos.
UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 - MMA Betting & DFS Preview
UFC 264: Poirier vs McGregor 3#UFC264 MMA Betting PreviewIt’s Monday morning, and I stop through the usual 7-Eleven to grab my extra-large cup of joe before hitting the office. Both fighters are southpaws, and Poirier has almost three times the fight time than McGregor, though Poirier is six months younger. We saw what Poirier could do with those shots in the last fight with McGregor. Gilbert Burns vs. Stephen Thompson is not only a fantastic matchup, but there is a bunch on the line. As mentioned in the tip sheet above, here’s my MMA DFS Heat Chart for UFC 264.
MLB Betting Odds, Breakdown and Picks for Friday, July 9: Two Key Games to Target
The SI PRO betting community completed an amazing betting month of June, and July has been holding its own for members thus far. SI Gambling is here to highlight two key Friday matchup bettors should look to exploit. The sharp information from Vegas produced another profitable NFL betting campaign - finishing the 2020 regular season with a record of 68-47-1 ATS. As the action heats up, SI Gambling is here with highlighted MLB games that bettors need to invest in! The sharp money is grabbing the home team and the young arm in a National League East battle at plus-odds.
2021 San Francisco 49ers Fantasy Team Outlook: Sorry Jimmy Garoppolo, We All Want Trey Lance ASAP
He held the run game coordinator job from 2017 to 2020 while working under Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta. He packs a powerful punch off the snap that creates wins and holes in the run game. LG Laken TomlinsonTomlinson delivered his best success in the run game last year after ranking about the league average for most of his career. OL SnapshotThe 49ers have one of the better offensive lines in the league, with a slant to dominate in the run game. Aiyuk finished with a respectable catch rate (62.5) with some chances in the run game (6/77/2).
Tampa Bay’s NHL Titles Likely the Hardest of All
Winning the Stanley Cup is a challenge any season, but doing it twice during a global pandemic? Tampa Bay played the entire regular season without injured star Nikita Kucherov, too, though he returned for the postseason. I don’t even know what to say.”All that’s left to say is the Lightning pulled off arguably the hardest title defense in the century-plus history of the NHL. Cooper called Goodrow and Coleman the “final pieces” of Tampa Bay’s championship puzzle. Now, after winning twice under the most difficult of circumstances, Tampa Bay is as close to a dynasty as possible in a cap environment.
Where Could the Blues Trade Tarasenko?
Trade rumors have percolated about Vladimir Tarasenko since the St. Louis Blues' early exit from the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY SportsTrade rumors have percolated about Vladimir Tarasenko since the St. Louis Blues' early exit from the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. Moving Tarasenko could be difficult, He carries a no-trade clause but Rutherford believes he's provided management with a 10-team trade list. The Islanders, however, are squeezed for cap space and must re-sign Anthony Beauvillier, Adam Pelech and Ilya Sorokin. He suggested offering the Blues a first-round pick, Jake DeBrusk and St. Louis native Trent Frederic.
Sami Jo's Podcast: Episode 11 – LaToya Clarke
LaToya Clarke joins Sami Jo Small about being one of the first Black women to play at the elite hockey level, her career and her career after her retirement. LaToya Clarke is one of the first elite Black players to make it far in the women's game. She captained the University of Minnesota to a national championship and went on to play pro hockey for seven seasons and even got to represent her country internationally. She went on to work in the hockey industry where she’s been thriving for more than a decade. ?Listen on SpotifyListen on IHeartRadioListen on Google PodcastsListen on ACastListen on PodBeanListen on StitcherListen on Player.FMListen on TuneInListen on LuminaryListen on PodBayListen on BullhornListen on BreakerListen on PodfriendListen on PodKnifeListen on Podhero
Former NHL Defenseman Bryan ‘Bugsy’ Watson Dies at 78
Former NHL defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, who played for Scotty Bowman, with Doug Harvey and coached Wayne Gretzky during his time in hockey, has died. Former NHL defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson, who played for Scotty Bowman, with Doug Harvey and coached Wayne Gretzky during his time in hockey, has died. A Pittsburgh Penguins spokeswoman said the team was told Watson died at his home in St. Michaels, Maryland. Watson played junior hockey under Bowman — who holds the record for the most Stanley Cup titles — with Peterborough. Watson was the Edmonton Oilers’ first coach for their inaugural NHL season in 1980 after moving over from the WHA.
2021 Expansion Draft Preview: West Division
Matt Dumba (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)So far, I’ve previewed the North, East and Central Division teams for the 2021 expansion draft. First, here’s a quick refresher of some particularly important expansion draft rules:The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft will be under the same rules for Seattle as the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017. Seattle cannot buy out players chosen in the Expansion Draft earlier than the summer following its first season. * All first- and second-year NHL players, and all unsigned draft choices, will be exempt from selection (and will not be counted toward protection limits. Top candidates to crack the Kraken: Defenseman Ryan Graves has been talked up as a prime Kraken pick, and I agree with the logic.
William Eklund Will Make a Team Very Happy
William Eklund. William Eklund may very well be the first forward taken in the 2021 draft, but for most fans in North America, he's still an unknown quantity. You'd have to go back to the 2020 Hlinka-Gretzky tournament for some highlights and Eklund did play well, tying for first in team scoring with five points in five games for the bronze medallists. "He's good, he works hard," said one NHL team scout. Eklund played in the SHL all season after splitting the previous campaign between Djurgarden's main squad and several of the program's junior teams.
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Seattle Kraken Announce First Pre-Season Schedule
The Kraken will play pre-season home games in various WHL markets before their regular-season home opener. There's a lot of news going on with the Seattle Kraken these days, especially with the upcoming expansion and entry drafts. Earlier today, the franchise announced the six-game pre-season schedule that will see them play two games, home and away, against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and the Vancouver Canucks each in late September and early October. The first road game for the Kraken will see them play the Oilers at Rogers Place on September 28th, before playing the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on September 29th. Seattle's first trip of any kind to Vancouver and Rogers Arena will be on October 5th to end the team's pre-season schedule.
Why Chobani's IPO Could Be a Boost for Its Social Mission
Chobani, one of the fastest-growing private food companies in the United States, announced this week it has confidentially filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. The yogurt brand's social mission to benefit its local communities, and refugees in particular, could see a significant boost from an IPO. Chobani was founded in 2005 by Hamdi Ulukaya, who immigrated to the United States from Turkey in his early 20s. That means that an IPO has the potential to mint many millionaires, both in New York and in Twin Falls, Idaho, home of Chobani's second major U.S. plant. You're faster, you're more passionate.
Y Combinator Wants to Find You a Business Partner
Many in the orbit of Y Combinator know a curious fact: Of the top 100 companies that have come out of the renowned startup school and accelerator, only four had solo founders. Now YC itself is attempting to help you do that, in the most Silicon Valley fashion: with an online tool. Soloists--with or without an actual company idea--can create a free profile on YC's Startup School portal, and then add preferences about a co-founder, such as location and skills. But the director of YC's Startup School, Kyle Corbitt, says the matching tool is particularly useful in the now-highly virtual, less Silicon Valley-centered startup ecosystem. We have startup founders in 190 countries."
Hurricane Season Is Here. 4 Ways to Help Remote Workers Prepare for the Worst
Yet the problem may be even more acute for the businesses that operate with a remote or hybrid staff. And everything from planning for unstable remote access to the internet and maintaining electricity amid hazardous weather conditions are just a few of the challenge's businesses should prepare for today. Include any high risk areas nearby any remote workers. Distribute mobile hot spots or portable generators, suggests Risk Management Magazine, a publication from advocacy group, the Risk Management Society. Doing so will help employees remain working even in impacted areas where internet and electricity may be unstable.
Rich Brian and NIKI Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions
I'm Rich Brian. Rich Brian about? What nationality is Rich Brian? Rich Brian education. And I swear, since I started doing thatmy life was just like, [Rich Brian upward whistles]It's always good to be grateful for, like everything.
Your Next Move with Sarah Paiji Yoo
So Inc., in partnership with Capital One Business, wants to help you figure out Your Next Move. Join Sarah Paiji Yoo, co-founder and CEO of Blueland, which is reimagining cleaning products to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. Yoo will share how her passion for sustainability and innovation has led her to become a serial retail entrepreneur. Hear her talk about her personal and professional achievements in this industry, and how to start a business (or two) based around your passions. Discover ways to think differently about how you lead and grow your business.
Don't Ignore the Psychological Effects of Requiring Masks in the Workplace
Requiring employees to wear masks is in many cases, the right thing to do health wise. For those in certain industries like healthcare wearing a mask is required, according to the latest guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency that oversees workplace health and safety. Meanwhile, many white-collar workplaces have made wearing masks optional, if vaccinated. Still, mask wearing has become another visual reminder of the stark differences between the haves and the have-nots. "If someone feels ostracized for wearing a mask, it's an emotional problem of the employee, which often stems from tension in the workplace."
Why Your Return to the Office Requires Two Workplace Safety Policies
Operating amid the pandemic has entered a new phase of difficulty--particularly for employers of both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers. Shortly after the CDC updated its guidelines on May 13, noting that vaccinated individuals no longer needed to wear facemasks indoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency that oversees workplace health and safety, updated its Covid-19 guidance. That means if you're planning a return to the office, you'll also need to create two separate workplace health policies. Also for unvaccinated employees, meetings are held virtually, while vaccinated employees can wear a mask and attend if desired. Vaccinated employees can also eat lunch together, while Kemps has asked unvaccinated employees to eat in a designated area.
SBA to Drop Its Review of PPP Loans of $2 Million and Above
On Tuesday, the SBA began informing lenders that it plans to eliminate the loan necessity review for PPP loans of $2 million or more, adding that it intends to publish a FAQ on the subject "shortly." And effective immediately, the SBA says it will no longer request the loan necessity questionnaire (SBA Form 3509) for any PPP loan reviews. (It will also pull the nonprofit loan necessity questionnaire, SBA Form 3510.) In October, the agency began asking lenders to provide loan necessity questionnaires to both for-profit and nonprofit borrowers with PPP loans of $2 million or more. For this reason, she suggests holding onto financial documents relating to a PPP loan for six years.
So, You Want to Try an Ebike? Here’s What to Know
LG: So the batteries actually have to be swapped out if they're not rechargeable? So some select charging stations, starting this year, will actually have the ability to automatically recharge those bikes when they're docked. I don't know if Lyft is doing that too. I know New York has a specific helmet fitting class that you can find with the Department of Transportation. I don't know if you guys remember seeing that guy falling down repeatedly.
Why Scientists Love Making Robots Build Ikea Furniture
In recent years, roboticists have been finding that building Ikea furniture is actually a great way to teach robots how to handle the chaos of the real world. Others managed to get a different set of robot arms to construct Ikea chairs in the real world, though it took them 20 minutes. “The robot knows that the next action that it should do is handing you the next shelf, with very, very high certainty,” says Nikolaidis. In the end, though, this research isn’t about developing highly specialized robots that come to your house and help you build bookcases. It’s about teaching robots how to collaborate with humans without driving them even more insane than people already get when building Ikea furniture.
Everything You Need to Make Beer, Wine, Cider, and Mead
Did you know, for example, that we may have gone from hunter-gatherers to farmers because of our love of beer? What about the fact that Louis Pasteur discovered pasteurization while studying spoiled wine—and that he hated German beer? Here's what you need to know to make beer, wine, cider, and mead. Be sure to pitch a healthy amount of yeast cells, and keep your fermentation within the recommended temperature range for the specific yeast you’re using. Making good booze can take time, and it’s important not to rush things, even though you're excited!
It’s OK to Feel Sorry for TIE Fighter Pilots
He got his wish last year when his short story “Amara Kel’s Rules for TIE Fighter Pilot Survival (Probably)” appeared in the anthology The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View. It was a really fun challenge.”Wexler’s story focuses on the lives of TIE fighter pilots, who are generally treated as faceless cannon fodder in the Star Wars films. “So when they told me to do one from Empire Strikes Back, this is what I came up with as a TIE fighter pilot story.”The films depict TIE fighters as incredibly reckless, frequently diving into narrow spaces and colliding with asteroids, cruisers, and each other, which makes Wexler think that TIE fighter pilots must be subject to intense propaganda. '”Wexler hopes his story makes viewers think about the fact that most TIE fighter pilots are probably unfortunate conscripts with families who love them. “That’s the reason that when the rebels are attacking the Death Star, we can see all the rebels’ faces, and the TIE fighter guys are all wearing masks.
The Olympics Bars Fans, Pfizer Eyes Boosters, and More Coronavirus News
The Olympics bars spectators, the Delta variant continues to spread, and Pfizer plans for boosters and third doses. HeadlinesThe Tokyo Olympics bars spectators as other countries navigate the return of in-person eventsYesterday, Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced that there won’t be any in-person spectators at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics due to rising cases of Covid-19. The Delta variant causes an uptick of cases in the US and around the worldAs of this week, the Delta variant is officially the dominant strain of coronavirus circulating in the US. The Delta variant continues to cause problems around the world, as well. Pfizer and BioNTech are also developing a booster shot that specifically targets the Delta variant.
Our Favorite Air Purifier for Large Rooms Is on Sale
If you've been eyeing an air purifier, you're in luck. Our favorite purifier for large rooms, the Coway Airmega 400, is on sale for $344, which is a $156 price cut from its usual $500 price tag. No matter where you live, an air purifier is a good idea. Along with frequent vacuuming, an air purifier can help you get things under control. Coway Airmega 400 Photograph: CowayThe Airmega 400 has high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that cycle the air in a 1,560-square-foot room twice per hour.
Zeus Network’s Niche as a Streaming Service? Raw Drama
The first dance rehearsal on Joseline’s Cabaret occurs in episode 4, and it is an all-out disaster. This is real life.”The statement underscores the essence of Zeus Network, the rookie streaming service that wants to extract an insider’s view on influencer culture. Joseline’s Cabaret is loose and unfiltered in a way reality soaps rarely are anymore, giving the show a sedative charm. Zeus’ founders—YouTube and Vine stars DeStorm Power, King Bach, and Amanda Cerny—intended the company to be creator-first from the start. “Our whole philosophy was that we want to greenlight people, not shows,” Zeus president and CEO Lemuel Plummer told the Verge shortly after its launch.
Need to Fit Billions of Transistors on a Chip? Let AI Do It
Sketching out a computer chip is both complex and intricate, requiring designers to arrange billions of components on a surface smaller than a fingernail. But recent advances in AI have made it possible for algorithms to learn some of the dark arts involved in chip design. At the same time, the rise of AI has sparked new interest in all sorts of novel chip designs. His research group recently developed a tool that uses reinforcement learning to identify the optimal size for different transistors on a computer chip, by exploring different chip designs in simulation. The MIT researchers are working on AI algorithms at the same time as novel chip designs to make the most of both.
Joe Biden Wants You to Be Able to Fix Your Own Damn iPhones
Early Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing the Federal Trade Commission to draft new regulations limiting device manufacturers’ ability to restrict independent repairs of their products. But the Biden administration’s involvement in repair issues brings national attention to a topic that has, for the most part, been addressed only in legislation at the state level. And it could have major implications for large tech companies and equipment makers that have historically held a tight grip on how—and by who—their devices can be repaired. The executive order is considered a significant win for right-to-repair advocates. “We’re really excited to hear this news,” says Kerry Maeve Sheehan, iFixit’s lead on US policy, in response to Biden’s executive order.
Spice Girls release original demo of 'Wannabe' for 25th anniversary: Listen now
On Friday, iconic girl group the Spice Girls dropped an EP marking the 25th anniversary of their first single "Wannabe." The new release also includes a previously unreleased demo by the group called "Feed Your Love," which was written by the girls with Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe in 1995. The new Wannabe EP also includes the original single cut of "Wannabe" and another remix of the song by Junior Vasquez. Ginger Spice posted some '90s snaps of the girls with the caption: "25 years of 'Wannabe'. "Wannabe" helped the Spice Girls make a name for themselves stateside in 1996 as it would go on to eventually reach platinum status (1 million in sales) within a year.
An Office Phone Flaw Can’t Be Fixed By Cisco Alone
Instead, it resides in low-level firmware developed by the chipmaker Broadcom for processors that Cisco uses as an additional hardware security feature. The Red Balloon Security researchers tested the vulnerability on a Cisco 8841 phone, which contains a Broadcom BCM 911360 TrustZone chip that's specially designed to provide a hardware “root of trust” for the phone. Hardware roots of trust can raise the bar for a device's security, but in practice they also create a “who watches the watcher" conundrum. If there are vulnerabilities in a hardware security feature, they silently undermine the integrity of the entire device. The Broadcom chip the researchers studied in Cisco phones has an application programming interface that allows limited interaction for things like setting up device encryption services.
Jemaine Clement teases Wellington Paranormal team may rumble with the chupacabra next
Ahead of Wellington Paranormal's July 11 debut on the CW, series creator Jemaine Clement teases what's ahead for its protagonists, officers Minogue (Mike Minogue) and O'Leary (Karen O'Leary), starting with season 1 and into the future. "He's the leader of the paranormal unit, and he's not even sure if he's supposed to have a paranormal unit," Clement says with a laugh. Wellington Paranormal Credit: Stan Alley/New Zealand Documentary Board Ltd -- © 2021 New Zealand Documentary Board Ltd.Wellington Paranormal will also debut on HBO Latin America on an as-yet-unknown date, something that Clement is excited about. Should he and Waititi decide on making season 5, it's possible the team might confront legendary beasts like the infamous chupacabra next. Wellington Paranormal debuted in the island nation in 2018 and just wrapped its third season.
Black Widow Is Right on Time—and Too Late
It’s fitting—and ironic—that Black Widow takes place in the past. For years, Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanoff, played by Scarlett Johansson) was the sole female hero in the cinematic Avengers, first showing up in Iron Man 2. Now, after her character was effectively killed off in Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow finally has a film to call her own. Today, the door is wide open for Black Widow to dominate—and to do so more boldly than it could have in 2015. Beyond studios waking up to the box office potential of female-led films, something else happened in the time fans were waiting for Black Widow to get her own movie: #MeToo.
5 Best Portable External Storage Drives (2021): SSDs, Hard Drives, Rugged
We've tested dozens with different use cases in mind to find the best portable hard drives for your workflow. Best for BackupsWestern Digital Elements hard drive Photograph: Western DigitalI know this guide is for portable hard drives, and this is decidedly not portable, but bear with me. Best Portable DriveCrucial X6 portable SSD Photograph: CrucialThese Crucial drives are my favorite portable drives. Hard Drive Buying AdvicePicking the right hard drive comes down to balancing three things: speed, size, and price. Backblaze goes through massive amounts of hard drives backing up customers' data, and its report is worth reading.
Romance author Martha Waters on why she loves a marriage-of-convenience story
For Martha Waters, who writes Regency-era romantic comedies, there's no shortage of dizzying plot possibilities within these well-loved tropes. Her next book, To Marry and to Meddle, makes use of the marriage-of-convenience plot to theatrical ends. I knew I wanted to write a romance for the two of them, but it has evolved somewhat. I really love marriage of convenience for the same reason I really love marriage reconciliation in historical. I've done some research on actual actresses from the Regency era and what their lives look like, and the way that polite society interacted with the theater world.
Marrying Millions star Bill Hutchinson charged with sexually assaulting teen
Marrying Millions star Bill Hutchinson has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Bill Hutchinson Bill Hutchinson and fiancée Brianna Ramire | Credit: LifetimeAccording to the affidavit, the teenager told police that, in May, she was intoxicated and fell asleep on Hutchinson's couch and alleges that when she woke up, Hutchinson was assaulting her, the news outlets report. Hutchinson is charged with one count of sexual assault, which is a second-degree felony in Texas, police said Thursday. Anyone who knows me in this city knows that I am not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise. Bill Hutchinson Brianna Ramirez and Bill Hutchinson | Credit: LifetimeHutchinson has appeared on both seasons of Lifetime's Marrying Millions, which follows wealthy people as they pursue romantic relationships with someone from the opposite end of the income scale.
Madonna rallies the troops for Britney Spears: 'We coming to get you out of jail!'
Madonna rallies the troops for Britney Spears: 'We coming to get you out of jail!' Madonna is among the many celebrities who have joined in on the #FreeBritney movement amid Britney Spears' push to end her long-standing conservatorship. Wearing a vintage shirt featuring the pop star, Madonna posted a photo on her Instagram stories, writing "give this woman her life back. Madonna; Britney Spears Credit: Madonna/InstagramMadonna, who collaborated with Spears on the song "Me Against The Music" in 2003, is the latest celebrity to step forward in the pop star's defense. "I just want my life back," Spears told Los Angeles Superior Court judge Brenda Penny during her testimony.
American Pickers' Mike Wolfe's Wife Files for Divorce After Nearly 9 Years
American Pickers star Mike Wolfe's wife Jodi files for divorce after nearly 9 years of marriageAmerican Pickers co-host Mike Wolfe's wife, Jodi Catherine Wolfe, has filed for divorce after nearly nine years of marriage. According to court documents from the Williamson County Chancery Court in Franklin, Tennessee, and obtained by PEOPLE, the reason for the filing is listed as irreconcilable differences. The court documents state that Jodi "has not participated in any other litigation concerning the custody" of the pair's daughter. Later, in a filing submitted in March, both Mike and Jodi "entered a collaborative family law participation agreement," according to court documents obtained nu PEOPLE. Mike currently co-hosts American Pickers for the History Channel.
Scarlett Johansson reveals why one Black Widow costume idea was 'quickly killed'
And as the character has evolved through the many films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, her costumes have evolved with her. 2014's Captain America: Winter Soldier was the first time Natasha Romanoff moved beyond the wardrobe of black tactical suits and started to sport more comfortable civilian clothing, such as a brown leather jacket and a striped khaki hoodie. But in a new interview with Fatherly, Scarlet Johansson revealed that those comfy looks almost looked very different. "At the time, Marvel was interested in the character being a shape-shifter," Johansson revealed. "When we were doing Captain America: The Winter Soldier — this is a really funny thing — the look is fantastic and utilitarian.
Watch how the depiction of toilets on TV has changed on CNN's 'History of the Sitcom'
CNN's History of the Sitcom plumbs the depths of toilet depiction on TVForget toilet humor — sitcoms couldn't even show toilets back in the day. "In I Love Lucy, the Ricardos don't have a toilet," explains The Partridge Family star Danny Bonaduce in an exclusive clip from CNN's new original series History of the Sitcom. Similarly, on The Brady Bunch, star Christopher Knight was told the show "couldn't have a toilet because a child shouldn't see one." As sitcoms and TV in general began to push more boundaries, the depiction of restrooms changed too. History of the Sitcom premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT on CNN.
TikTok star Caitlyn Loane, who gained popularity sharing her life as a young farmer, dies at 19
Rising Australian TikTok star Caitlyn Loane has died. CATIE LOANE Credit: CATIE LOANE/TikTokCaitlyn grew a large following on the social media platform sharing her life as a Tasmanian farmer. "Her smile lit up the room," her mother Richele Loane told The Mercury. Her team, the Devonport Football Club, posted a statement to its Facebook page on Thursday, mourning her death. The priority of the Devonport Football Club at present is to provide an empathetic, supportive network to all associated with the club, with particular focus on those most affected by the tragic passing of Caitlyn."
Young Smurf returns in Animal Kingdom season 5 sneak peek
Animal Kingdom Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsOn Animal Kingdom, all the Cody family's problems start and end with Smurf (Ellen Barkin). The season will also offer a deeper look at young Smurf (Leila George) as the series flashes back to when she was 29. EW has an exclusive sneak peek at one of the flashbacks as Smurf raises Pope and Julia and, well, teaches them her ways. Animal Kingdom premieres July 11 at 9 p.m. Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsRelated content:
Reese Witherspoon and Dakota Fanning share Sweet Home Alabama throwbacks
Reese Witherspoon and Dakota Fanning are serving up some Sweet Home Alabama feels, thanks to a sentimental throwback Thursday. Witherspoon reacted with a heart and smiley-crying emoji face, writing, "love you, little Melanie!" Dakota Fanning and Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon and Dakota Fanning | Credit: M. Caulfield/WireImageThe moment comes on the heels of Lucas appearing on SiriusXM's Pop Culture Spotlight with Jessica Shaw, where he was asked if fans will ever get a sequel to the poplar rom-com, which was released in 2002. So, hang tight Sweet Home Alabama fans, your moment to see Melanie and Jake again may be in the cards... provided Witherspoon can make some time in her schedule. In the meantime, we can rest easy knowing the cast still remembers all their epic moments.
Jason Momoa recalls how he creeped out Liam Neeson and Al Pacino during his early days in Hollywood
Jason Momoa recalls how he creeped out Liam Neeson and Al Pacino during his early days in HollywoodStars, they're just like us! Jason Momoa stopped by to chat with guest host and friend Anthony Anderson about the second season of his Apple TV+ series See. Jason Momoa Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAfter admitting most of his stories from that period of his life are not ones he could share on television, Momoa landed on an anecdote involving Northern Irish actor, Liam Neeson. "I went to my first nice restaurant and I saw Liam Neeson," Momoa recalled. The first time the actor laid eyes on Al Pacino was also somewhat stalker-like.
Julia Landauer calls Survivor Caramoan reunion total and complete BS
Julia Landauer knows her legacy when it comes to Survivor is that she was, in her words, "more boring than vanilla." SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN - FANS VS. FAVORITES Julia Landauer on 'Survivor: Caramoan' | Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty ImagesENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First off, give the update as to what you've been up to since appearing on Survivor. Survivor Julia Landauer on 'Survivor: Caramoan' | Credit: Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty ImagesWas there ever a point either during the game or after you got back where you regretted going on the show? Who's one player from another Survivor season you wish you could have played with or against and why?
The Witcher reveals first look at upcoming Nightmare of the Wolf anime film
The Witcher reveals first look at upcoming Nightmare of the Wolf anime filmThe Witcher universe is rapidly expanding on Netflix. It will also act as "our first piece of connect tissue" to the main Witcher series. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf anime 'The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf' poster. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf premieres Aug. 23 on Netflix. The Witcher season 2 is set to premiere this Dec. 17.
Watch Rob Reiner spoof Mad Men with his kids
Actor and director Rob Reiner has finally agreed to appear alongside his kids Jake and Romy in a comedy sketch that spoofs the AMC drama Mad Men — and EW has the exclusive first look (above). The sketch is titled "Mad Mensch" and was co-written by Jake Reiner. It takes place in a contemporary alternate universe where the show Mad Men is entirely Jewish; Jake stars as the "famous" Ashkenazi ad man Don Drapeberg. Jake Reiner most recently appeared on Paramount Network's 68 Whiskey. Rob and Jake Reiner Jake and Rob Reiner | Credit: The Reiner Family"Mad Mensch" is currently streaming on Sunday Morning Digital.
What to Watch: Black Widow is finally here, and LeBron gets Looney in Space Jam: A New Legacy
What to Watch: Black Widow is finally here, and LeBron gets Looney in Space Jam: A New LegacyTwo of the summer's biggest releases are rolling out in theaters and on streaming over the next couple weeks, and EW is breaking down both of them in our latest What to Watch episode. BLACK WIDOW, SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY Scarlett Johansson in 'Black Widow,' LeBron James in 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' | Credit: Marvel Studios; Warner Bros. PicturesLooking ahead, next week will bring another long-awaited movie in Space Jam: A New Legacy, which puts a new spin on 1996's Space Jam by pairing basketball star LeBron James with the Looney Tunes. As EW's Derek Lawrence points out, James has been compared to Michael Jordan throughout his entire basketball career, so it's only fitting he should step into Jordan's Space Jam shoes. Space Jam: A New Legacy will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max July 16. Watch the full episode of What to Watch: Black Widow + Space Jam: A New Legacy now on PeopleTV.com, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.
Here's what Mel's big reveal on Virgin River means for her future with Jack
Virgin River type TV Show genre RomanceWarning: This article contains spoilers about season 3 of Virgin River. But what will this big reveal mean for Mel and Jack going forward if the show gets renewed for season 4? It's really going to be a question of whether or not Jack is going to be able to handle that." And Virgin River has as many complications as it does friendly neighbors. Virgin River season 3 is on Netflix now.
Katherine Langford fantasy series Cursed canceled at Netflix after one season
The series starred 13 Reasons Why 's Katherine Langford as Nimue, a teenage heroine with magical powers destined to become the legendary Lady of the Lake. An adaptation of the graphic novel illustrated by Frank Miller and written by Tom Wheeler, the big-budget series followed Nimue on a quest to locate the wizard Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. "We've really just had a taste of where this story could go," Langford told EW in the wake of the first season's release. "What really excited me about her is that a lot of season one is about the sword and slightly opening the door ajar a tiny bit on her potential. I think that there's so much more left behind that door that we haven't seen with or without the sword and also her relationship with Merlin."
Legends of Tomorrow: Shayan Sobhian previews Baby Yoda episode
DC's Legends of Tomorrow Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsPop culture is important to DC's Legends of Tomorrow. Below, EW chats with Shayan Sobhian about this revelatory episode, playing a different version of Behrad (Behrad 2.0), and more. Legends of Tomorrow Shayan Sobhian as Behrad Tarazi on 'Legends of Tomorrow.' Legends of Tomorrow Shayan Sobhian as Behrad on 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow.' Legends of Tomorrow Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel on 'DC's Legends of Tomorrow.'
Big Brother cast members reveal what they won't tell the other players
Big Brother cast members reveal what they won't tell the other playersBig Brother Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsSummer of Secrets may have been the theme for season 6 of Big Brother back in 2005, but there are always things every season of the CBS reality franchise that players choose not to tell the other contestants about themselves. So we asked the cast of Big Brother season 23 before they entered the house what about themselves they don't want the other folks to know. We wouldn't worry, because if there is an easier place in the world to blend in as someone with no intelligence than the Big Brother house, we have yet to find it. Watch the video above to see all the secrets that the cast of Big Brother 23 don't want the other players to know, and also make sure to check out their bold predictions for what's going to go down in the house this summer. Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsRelated content:
Legally Blonde screenwriters and cast members disagree about provocative alternate ending
Legally Blonde Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsNot everyone remembers things the same way. As the 20th anniversary of Legally Blonde arrives this month, cast and crew involved in the hit Reese Witherspoon comedy have shared their memories of filming it. "The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands," Cauffiel told the Times. LEGALLY BLONDE, Reese Witherspoon, Bruiser, 2001, photo: (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection Reese Witherspoon in 'Legally Blonde' | Credit: Everett CollectionSounds like a match made in fan-fiction heaven, right? "I was cast later on in the game, and so the ending of Legally Blonde that I read ended up on screen," Ubach tells EW.
How the Black Widow end-credits scene sets up Marvel's future plans
Black Widow Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsWarning: This article contains spoilers for Black Widow. Black Widow Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Scarlett Johansson in 'Black Widow' | Credit: Jay Maidment/Marvel StudiosAs is tradition with so many Marvel credits scenes, this one sets up a future project. But it's clear that unlike her big sister Natasha, Yelena holds no love for Clint Barton, and their eventual meeting is unlikely to be a cordial one. (Interestingly, Black Widow was originally supposed to debut first, before the pandemic pushed back its release date.) Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsRelated content:
Black Widow cast and crew break down their familial chemistry and acting with pigs
Black Widow Close this dialog window Streaming OptionsIs there anything more uncomfortable than a family dinner? Such is the case in Black Widow, which follows Marvel's redheaded assassin-turned-Avenger as she reunites with the Russian family she hasn't seen in years. Black Widow Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson, and Florence Pugh in 'Black Widow' | Credit: Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios"I get giddy just being around them and become this doofus entertainer because there is this dynamic that exists between us and existed very early on," Harbour adds. But all agree that they bonded the most over a brief scene at Melina's house, where she shows off the pigs she's been raising — special pigs from New Zealand, Shortland is quick to add. Black Widow is now playing in theaters and via Disney+ premier access.
Hilaria Baldwin insists that culture is 'allowed to be fluid' less than a year after heritage questions came up
"We need to normalize the fact that we are all unique-our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID," she wrote. Hilaria Baldwin insists culture is 'allowed to be fluid' less than a year after her heritage scandalSeven months after an outcry erupted on social media questioning her heritage, and in particular, her connection to Spain, Hilaria Baldwin says she sees herself as "multi," and believes culture can be "fluid." In Thursday's post, Baldwin, who has previously said she grew up in Massachusetts and Spain, lamented labels. Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards at New York Hilton on December 13, 2017 in New York City. "We need to normalize the fact that we are all unique-our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID.
Get your first look at Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like That
Get your first look at Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis in And Just Like ThatPour yourself a cosmo and grab your favorite luvah. HBO Max unveiled the first-look image for their upcoming Sex and the City revival on Friday. In it, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis can be seen strutting down the streets of Manhattan looking, as Carrie Bradshaw would put it, "effortlessly striking." And Just Like That... Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kristin Davis in 'And Just Like That…' | Credit: HBO MaxBack in January, Parker announced that an official revival of the beloved Darren Star–produced comedy would be coming to HBO Max in the form of 10 half-hour episodes. For six seasons we followed New York besties Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Nixon), Charlotte York (Davis), and Samantha (Kim Cattrall, who chose not to return for the revival).
What to Watch this Weekend: Black Widow finally brings Marvel back to the big screen
FRIDAYBlack WidowHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Disney+ (and in theaters)Black Widow is finally stepping into the spotlight. —Devan CogganRelated content:Virgin RiverHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on NetflixSeason PremiereVirgin River is back with even more drama for this small little town. The Patrick Star Show (SpongeBob spinoff series debut) — Nickelodeon8 p.m.Secret Celebrity Renovation (series debut) — CBS9 p.m.Pete Lee: Tall, Dark, and Pleasant (comedy special) — Showtime10 p.m.World's Most Dangerous Shark? (special) — National GeographicDateline ("House of Horrors") — NBCSATURDAYPruébalo with Rick MartinezHOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on YouTubeSeries DebutAndrew Rea's popular Babish Culinary Universe expands with this new dish, featuring James Beard-nominated cook, writer, and pit master Rick Martinez. —Sydney BucksbaumRelated content:What Else to WatchCheck local listingsMasterpiece: Unforgotten (season premiere) — PBSProfessor T (series debut) — PBS8 p.m.8:30 p.m.Run the World (season finale) — Starz9 p.m.
Why Hope is absent from Virgin River season 3
Virgin River type TV Show genre RomanceWarning: This article contains spoilers about season 3 of Virgin River. Virgin River is missing its resident busy-body. In season 3 of the Netflix series, which dropped today in its entirety, Hope (Annette O'Toole) is nowhere to be seen. virgin river Annette O'Toole as Hope on 'Virgin River' | Credit: netflixThe answer is the great disruptor of the last year and a half, COVID-19. Virgin River season 3 is on Netflix now.
19 Fall Gift Ideas 2021 — Best Gift Ideas for People Who Love Fall
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fall. They probably order pumpkin spice lattes the minute they’re available and have pumpkin patch visits booked months in advance. Because if you peek around on the good ol’ internet, you’ll find a ~treasure trove~ of gift ideas for people who love fall. Gift your BFF the cutest home decor for the season or bless someone with a fall accessory they can use this autumn and far beyond. And after seeing all the adorable fall gifts on offer right now, you won’t be able to resist.
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Complete Relationship Timeline
Hey there, fun update: We’ve traveled back in time to 2002, a questionable era when Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were dating and starring in critically-never-acclaimed-not-even-once film Gigli together. Watch at your own risk ^September 2002Jennifer and Ben inexplicably decide to film another movie together called Jersey Girl. November 2002Ben proposes to Jennifer with a ring that has been haunting me for over a decade: a 6.1-carat pink solitaire. A source tells People, “She seems excited. Meanwhile, a source tells E!
Jennifer Lopez Flips Off an Ex-Boyfriend in New "Cambia El Paso" Music Video
Hi there, Jennifer Lopez just dropped a new music video with Rauw Alejandro for the song "Cambia El Paso," and it certainly tells a story! In the video, we see J.Lo arguing with an ex-boyfriend and then ditching him—except he keeps following her (seemingly asking for her back) and she ends up flipping him off. When you need to change, 'Cambia El Paso,' that's it. And for me, it resonated, it resonated right now. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Naomi Osaka Reveals Meghan Markle Reached Out to Her Amid Her Mental Health Break From Tennis
Naomi Osaka has a friend and supporter in Meghan Markle. In a new personal essay written for TIME, the tennis star further explained her decision to take a break from the court to focus on and prioritize her mental health. There are too many to name, but I want to start with my family and friends, who have been amazing," Naomi wrote. I'll say it again for those at the back: I love the press; I do not love all press conferences," Naomi explained. "After taking the past few weeks to recharge and spend time with my loved ones, I have had the time to reflect, but also to look forward," Naomi wrote.
'Love Island UK' Viewers Are All Saying the Same Thing About Brad
Love Island U.K. viewers are all saying the same thing after Brad revealed he hasn't had sex with anyone since 2019–despite his initial popularity with some of the women in the villa. Rachel chose to couple up with Brad instead of Chuggs, saving Brad from being dumped from the Island. "Not Brad saying he doesn’t lead anyone on after just leading Rachel on to stay in the villa.. Not Brad saying he doesn’t lead anyone on after just leading Rachel on to stay in the villa.. sir? Brad says he hasn’t had sex since 2019 #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/YWA7HnXXAL — HabKat (@Habibakatsha) July 8, 2021This content is imported from Twitter.
Why Viewers Think These Two Love Islanders Are Secretly Feuding
Love Island U.K. viewers are convinced there's a secret feud going on between Faye and Chloe, and to be fair there is definitely some logic to this. Later, Brad made a few negative comments about Faye to Chloe and viewers weren't happy with the way she reacted. Not Chloe laughing whilst Brad was slagging Faye off #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/oy71rh4EIN — Jade (@jadelee98) June 30, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. Faye is seething at Chloe lmao she is so mad #LoveIsland — Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 6, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. faye and chloe are so fake with each other #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/CL2Pldh7D7 — you for real or for fake?!
Keke Palmer Calls Zaila Avant-garde "the Real Life Akeelah" After Winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee
“M-U-R-R-A-Y-A.”Watch the moment Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee, becoming the first Black American to take the top spot in almost a century of contests. Keke praised Zaila on Instagram for the achievement, and noted the similarities between Zaila and Akeelah. “THE REAL LIFE AKEELAH YOU GUYS!! The real life one. So what's next for Zaila “the real life Akeelah” Avant-garde after this amazing feat?
OMG, Rachel Bilson Says She and Samaire Armstrong Had IRL "Tension" with Adam Brody on 'The O.C.'
Same, and Rachel Bilson is out here spilling details about the IRL love triangle between herself, Samaire Armstrong, and Adam Brody on The O.C.. This all came up on the Welcome to the O.C., Bitches podcast, when Rachel was talking about an episode where Seth (played by Adam) was going back and forth between Summer (played by Rachel) and Anna (played by Samaire). I can tell that it's a real moment when Adam and I were messing around, as opposed to Seth and Summer." She then added, "And then, when Seth is in the bedroom with Anna and she goes to kiss him, I see Samaire slip tongue. Rachel explained that the love triangle vibes "definitely played out a little bit in real life for a minute... Not like really, really, but I remember the tension with Samaire and I, a little bit.
Britney Spears Responds to Speculation About Missing Neck Tattoo in Instagram Pic
Britney Spears recently hopped online to post a photo of her back on Instagram, and some followers expressed concern/doubt that the photo was actually her due to a missing neck tattoo. This content is imported from Instagram. !”This content is imported from Instagram. !”This content is imported from Instagram. And if you take a look at the comments on her recent Instagram, many followers don’t believe that her response to the tattoo edit was written by her.
Rebel Wilson Fans Love the Her New Swimsuit Instagram
Looking at her Instagram, it's clear the 41-year-old Bridesmaids actress has been plenty busy over the past few months. This content is imported from Instagram. While fans undoubtedly loved seeing Rebel live it up with her pals, they especially loved the below post from Rebel. In her Instagram pictures, Rebel wore a super-cute Tiffany blue swimsuit and playfully posed with a rope. This content is imported from Instagram.
19 best curve summer dresses 2021
The best plus size summer dresses are those that'll see you through a range of occasions, from picnics in the park to drinks at a beer garden and onto dates or even parties. Whether you're looking for a mini or maxi dress, here are the best curve dresses to shop on the high street right now, in sizes 16 to 32.
Contraceptive pills will be available over the counter
Certain contraceptive pills will be available to buy over the counter in the UK for the first time, following the reclassification of some progesterone-only 'mini pills'. Combined oestrogen and progesterone pills, which still require a prescription, carry risks to women who are over 35 and smoke, or who have certain medical conditions. Asha Kasliwal, the president of Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, said she fully supported the reclassification of progesterone-only pills as a pharmacy medicine but said the pills should be free. “However, reclassification of some brands is only the first step, and buying contraception should definitely not be the only solution. We are calling for these pills to be available to everyone for free in community pharmacies, as well as the reclassification of other contraceptives.”For more information on contraception in the UK, visit the NHS website.
Love Island fans say Lucinda looks like this previous contestant
On Tuesday's (July 6) episode of Love Island newbie Lucinda Strafford joined the series. Taking to Twitter, fans commented on the similarities between Lucinda and 2019's Winter Love Island contestant, Molly Smith. season 6 molly and lucinda be looking like the same person #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/YhtcSNw3xl — feia ?? (@feiaflowertits) July 8, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. Am I the only one that think Lucinda from this year looks kinda like Molly from last year?? After coupling up, Molly and Callum's Love Island journey was cut short when the public voted to dump them from the Island.
How do the Love Island phones actually work?
As we know, a really big part of the Love Island experience is being cut off from the outside world. So how exactly do the Love Island phones work? "They give you these basic little phones where you can text each other but nobody really uses them," she told The Sun in 2019. "We have an island chat where we can talk amongst the islanders and then Love Island can contact you so any big event in the villa you receive by text," Harley told OK! Whoever thought that Love Island could be such a detox?!
Everyone is rooting for Love Island’s new boy Teddy Soares
Teddy Soares is the latest bombshell to enter the Love Island villa and we're honestly *so* excited to see how he mixes things up. if this teddy fella comes in and says he likes blonde hair and blue eyes……………….. #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/WThaEZUVcl — love island uk live tweets (@loveislandbby) July 9, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. Chilled vibes until Teddy arrives x #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/1YGCEjv9X3 — Love Island Reactions (@LoveIslandTXT) July 9, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. at this point i’m rooting for hugo to couple up with teddy #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/tOK8wX2xsK — Izzy (@IzzyDav1) July 9, 2021This content is imported from Twitter. At this point I hope the teddy fella gives Hugo a chance ? #LoveIsland pic.twitter.com/OiWCBfD3Gc — ??????? (@jmcxd_) July 9, 2021No matter who Teddy decides to couple up, we're pretty sure we love him already.
Megan Fox hits back at trolls over her parenting
Megan Fox has hit back at sexist trolls who shamed her parenting choices. In an interview with InStyle, Megan opened up about how she's always questioned where her kids are whenever she's seen without them – especially when she's on the red carpet with boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly. "Do you ask their dad [where are your kids] when he’s out?" Commenting on the sexism she's faced, Megan says "There's so much judgment." she said, "the fact that he's four years younger than me, and people want to act like I'm dating a younger man.
Legally Blonde nearly had a very different ending
It's been 20 years since Elle Woods took on law school one bend and snap at a time, eventually winning her first murder case and graduating as her class valedictorian. But, it turns out that Legally Blonde nearly had a very different ending. In the final scene, Elle stands before her class at graduation and gives her valedictorian speech, which was almost as iconic as the film itself. Giphy"The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands. Some of the other potential endings included Elle and Emmett sharing a kiss, and Vivian dying her hair blonde before founding a 'Blonde Legal Defence Club' on campus with Elle.
Bella Hadid goes Instagram official with new boyfriend
Bella Hadid just went Instagram official with her new boyfriend, Marc Kalman. "We love to see it" commented one Instagram user, while another added "I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU HAPPY OMG." Her sister Gigi Hadid clearly approves of the relationship too, as she commented on the post with a smiley face emoji. Unfortunately, it's unlikely we'll be seeing much more of the couple on Instagram, as Marc has his profile set to private. Bella and Marc were first linked earlier this year in June 2021, after the Daily Mail shared a video of the pair having lunch together.
The Gossip Girl reboot is getting mixed reactions from fans
Last night (July 8) the long awaited Gossip Girl reboot aired on HBO, almost 10 years after the original series ended. According to the show's synopsis, the series is set eight years after the original Gossip Girl website went dark. "Ok wow the Gossip Girl reboot pilot was much much better than I expected. Ok wow the Gossip Girl reboot pilot was much much better than I expected. @ the gossip girl reboot teachers pic.twitter.com/XMxP7aCs4Y — lane | gg spoilers (@jacqueoupei) July 8, 2021The series will air in the UK on BBC later this year.
How to Watch Marvel's 'Black Widow'
After a series of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Widow is finally here. So, if you are a little confused about how exactly you're supposed to watch Black Widow, that's understandable. Watch Black Widow in TheatersOn July 9, Black Widow is being released in theaters across the U.S. Subscribe to Disney+ to watch 'Black Widow' Disney disneyplus.com SUBSCRIBEWatch Black Widow on Disney+ Premier AccessOn the same day that Black Widow is released in theaters (July 9), it will also be released via Disney+ Premier Access. The price for Disney+ subscribers to watch Black Widow is $29.99.
Hilaria Baldwin Says Culture Is "Allowed to be Fluid" Amid Claims She's Not Actually From Spain
Now Hilaria's tossing in her two cents and saying those accusations don't matter because culture is “ALLOWED TO BE FLUID.” Hot take! We discussed belonging and how there are people who want to deny others their right to belong.”This content is imported from Instagram. We need to normalize the fact that we are all unique—our culture, languages, sexual orientations, religions, political beliefs are ALLOWED TO BE FLUID. You don’t need to be this and then that, switching, dancing to the beat of someone else’s drum. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair's 'Legally Blonde' Characters *Maybe* Dated in the Movie's Original Ending
Welp, turns out there's a high possibility this could have happened—rumor has it this alternate ending made it into the original script! 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. Believe it or not, there was another alternate ending for Legally Blonde that we didn't see either. 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
Wait, Is Florence Pugh Actually Taking Scarlett Johansson's Place As Black Widow in the MCU?
[There are mega spoilers ahead for Black Widow. But the thing about Black Widow is that it's kind of secretly introducing Florence Pugh as the new Black Widow for the MCU, and the post-credits scene makes that even more clear. Pugh's performance as Yelena Belova is the clear standout in Black Widow. It seems like she's said goodbye to Black Widow and moved on, but it's always possible that she could come back. Heck, maybe there will even be a Black Widow 2 all about Yelena and her hero's journey.
Sex and Love Horoscope, Week of July 9, 2021
GeminiSaturday’s the best day for your love life this weekend—Mercury in your sign is making your pickup lines ?, and the Leo Moon makes you feel extra flirty! You might feel totally down or absolutely ecstatic, depending on the condition of your love life. CapricornCancer season = cuffing season for your sign, and there’s tons of amazing astro-weather helping you give your love life a major glow up. Tuesday’s a spectacular day for your love life, because the love planets Venus and Mars are making their first connection in two years, activating your chart’s relationships zone. PiscesSo, Cancer season is a month where you feel way more lucky in love, but this week really takes the cake.
3 Best Summer Braided Hairstyles for 2021
I mean, now that ~outside~ is officially a go, why not reenter society with a fresh new protective style? Because on this week’s episode of The Braid Up, hairstylists Stasha Harris and Joleen Chaucer came all the way through with three super-hot hairstyles that’ll have you looking *right* this summer, from fishtails to braided and jeweled ponytails. Check out some helpful tips that’ll help you prepare and maintain the look:1. It’ll help keep your hair moisturized and create the best foundation for your new style. Get some brightly colored braiding or extension hair, feed it into your braids, and boom—it’s a whole new vibe.
‘Sex and the City‘ Spinoff ‘And Just Like That...‘ First Picture
You'd better pay close attention to your surroundings, because the cast of Sex and the City back at work again. HBO Max has officially revealed that the Sex and the City spinoff series And Just Like That... has started filming in the city that never sleeps. This content is imported from Instagram. 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
Darrell Britt-Gibson Wants His Own Cooking Show
I don’t eat bread. But I don’t eat shellfish. I don’t eat pork either. And finding this Thai restaurant is number three. Summer Buffalo on Melrose is a good Thai spot in the meantime.
Caroline Calloway Will Paint You at Her Party
In line, she introduces me to the popular TikToker Serena Shahidi, known as @glamdemon2004, looking glam in a chartreuse dress, and Caroline tells me the New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz just wrote about Serena. I ask Serena what that was like, and Caroline butts in: “I FaceTime her [Lorenz] like once a week” [Caroline later clarified they sometimes text rather than FaceTime]. 10:14 p.m. | At the bar, Caroline orders me a tequila-soda and, for her, an Aperol Spritz, her favorite drink right now. She’s a Tisch student writing a book about “an ex that wasn’t so nice,” and Caroline has been helping her with it. 1:11 a.m. | All night, Caroline has been talking about Cat Marnell.
Subway Geysers and Jet Skis: See the Flooded Mess of Yesterday’s Storm
Subway riders trudged through waist-deep opaque water, motorists were stranded in expressways turned rivers, and the streets generally looked more like waterways — complete with Jet Skis. Straphangers had to basically swim to the train at the 157th Street station. pic.twitter.com/F5I52eD3P6 — Rebecca Katz (@RebeccaKKatz) July 8, 2021Water bubbled up like a cauldron on the platform of the 96th Street station. 96th street station pic.twitter.com/uZekbuF3Um — Glenn Mack (@glenn_mcan) July 8, 2021The roads didn’t fare better, with the NYPD staging rescues for drivers trapped in their cars. pic.twitter.com/RRHRrVUsdN — David Lennon (@DPLennon) July 8, 2021And Harlem River Drive became the Harlem River Drive River.
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Staub
20 items in this article 20 items on sale! Photo-Illustration: retailersThe state of sales is excellent as we close out this short week, with deep discounts on lots of things we’ve written about before. $90 at Bloomingdales Buyget 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 is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
The Best Drinking Glasses, According to Restaurant and Interior-Design Experts
This set comes with eight drinking glasses and eight smaller rocks glasses, offering the best “bang for your buck, at just over $2 per glass,” she says. $45 at Amazon BuyBormioli Rocco Dailyware Bodega Glasses (Set of 16) $30 This set of Dailyware Bodega glasses from Bormiolo Rocco — which includes eight shorter double old-fashioned glasses and eight taller highball glasses — is interior designer Katrina Hernandez’s choice. Fino Stacking Glass (Set of 6) $84 $84 If cabinet space is limited, shorter glasses may be the way to go. $24 at Nickey Kehoe BuyRiedel O Water Glasses (Set of 2) $26 Shelley Kleyn Armistead, a partner at Gjelina Group who is in charge of the interior design and tableware at all of its restaurants, is a fan of these simple Riedel water glasses. Highball Glass (Set of 36) $48 This stackable highball glass is a favorite of Employees Only co-owner Igor Hadzismajlovic for its convenience.
How to Keep Your Dog Cool, According to Experts
“Products designed to cool your pet are one of the ways you can help prevent heatstroke and keep your pet comfortable when the thermometer spikes,” says Rover trends expert Kate Jaffe. To find out which products are the best, we asked Liff, Waxman, Jaffe, and seven other experts, including veterinarians, trend trackers, and Strategist dog parents about the cooling clothing, collapsible dog bowls, and dog beds they use to keep their pups cool. BowlsThe experts we spoke to were in agreement that the most important thing is to keep your pet hydrated by providing constant access to cool water for them to drink. PETKIT Dog Water Bottle $13 $20 now 35% off $13 New York Magazine newsletter editor Kelsi Trinidad loves the clever design of this hybrid water bottle and dog bowl, which she says she “brings everywhere,” for her dog, Lupita. $16 at Nordstrom BuyPawz Dog Boots From $14 From $14 A hot day also means hot pavement that can burn your dog’s sensitive paws.
17 Things You Can Get Monogrammed (That We’ve Written About)
From denim jackets to tote bags to jewelry, if I can monogram it, I want it. Regardless, my closet and home have become proudly riddled with my name and initials, and I’ve begun to force my ways on friends and family members too, giving them their very own monogrammed items. Most pieces are items we’ve written about before, while others are just from brands we swear by, so no matter what type of item you’re looking for (whether it’s T-shirts, aprons, or leather bags), we’ve got you covered. We’ve written about Casetify numerous times before because its cases are attractive yet actually functional. We’ve written about this Hedley & Bennett apron numerous times before because it’s a favorite among chefs and works as an excellent gift for any foodie.
These Levi’s Wedgies Are the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen Them
Photo-Illustration: retailerWe’ve written a lot about Levi’s Wedgie jeans, but we’ve never written about them at this price. Levi’s is having an end-of-season sale and taking an extra 50 percent off already marked-down items, making these Wedgie jeans just $31, which is the cheapest we’ve ever seen them. There are over ten different washes on sale, but surprisingly, this summer-friendly light wash is one of the cheapest and still available in all sizes. 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.
Subway Flooding Is Here to Stay
Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty ImagesIn 2012, Superstorm Sandy sent water pouring into subway stations around lower Manhattan and other parts of New York City. To prevent future flooding, the MTA began to install Kevlar “flex gates,” which drop down and seal off entryways to hold back up to 14 feet of water, at a couple dozen station entrances. But yesterday, when Tropical Storm Elsa inundated the city with as much as 3.5 inches of rain in certain areas, not a single one of the gates was used. It was shot at the 1 station on 157th Street and Broadway, which sits at the bottom of a hill — but it was a clogged storm drain that made the flooding so particularly bad there. Preventing subway flooding from dramatic rainfall like yesterday’s requires a far more systemic approach than closing off station entrances in low-lying areas.
34 Best Pet-Safe Cleaning Products for Pet Messes 2021
The second step is choosing vacuums, tools, and cleaning products specifically designed to tackle pet messes. “It’s a go-to in our house for removing pet hair.” It has rubber nubs on all sides to catch loose hair, and can be easily rinsed clean with soap and water. $1 at Amazon Buy $1 at Amazon BuyArm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda (Pack of 2) $7 $7 It’s not just puppies who have occasional accidents. $7 at Amazon Buy $7 at Amazon BuyWe’ve written about the effectiveness of Nature’s Miracle stain and odor remover before. $110 at Amazon Buy $110 at Amazon Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
The Best Massage Chairs and Recliners to Buy 2021
With that, we’re rounding up the best massage chairs that you can buy online. $799 at Wayfair BuyExpert-Recommended: Best massage chair, according to the Stretch*d co-founderAdako Massage Chair Zenith Full Body Zero Gravity 3D Massage Chair $2,900 $2,900 Photo: retailer Vanessa Chu, the co-founder and COO of stretching studio Stretch*d, is a fan of many of the Adako products, and this massage chair combines them all into one complete package. $7,000 at Home Depot BuySnooping: Celebrity-approved massage chairExquisite Rhythmic HSL-Track Kahuna Massage Chair, HM-Kappa (Gold) $8,000 Angela Bassett, Anthony Anderson, and Jonathan Cheban are all fans of this massage chair from Kahuna, a United States-based company that has been making massage chairs since 1997. $3,299 at Sharper Image BuyExpert-Approved: Best massage chair for chronic back painPeople’s Choice: Best-rated massage chair cushion on AmazonComfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager $200 now 22% off $156 If you don’t have room for another piece of furniture in your living room, you can adapt one of your existing chairs into a massage chair with a massage cushion. $156 at Amazon Buy $156 at Amazon Buyget the strategist newsletter Actually good deals, smart shopping advice, and exclusive discounts.
When Does Black Widow Take Place in the MCU Timeline?
But even for the Marvel faithful, the chronology of Black Widow might throw a viewer for a few loops. So here are your Black Widow timeline questions, answered, now with more pop songs! So When Does Black Widow Take Place? The timeline of Black Widow is something of an MCU sandwich. Because of the mixed chronology, Black Widow overlaps with preexisting corners of the MCU, but not always in direct ways.
Lisey’s Story Recap: They’re All Going to Laugh at You
First, there’s some back-and-forth with the audience, and Scott wants to talk about how a novel comes into being. Lisey wants to know more about what Amanda remembers from Boo’ya, especially the Shrouded Ones, but sis isn’t ready to talk. She does, however, remember something from the last time she went dark: This needs to be Lisey’s Story. Does Jim Dooley know right away? Does Scott Landon’s No.
This May Be the World’s Most Accomplished Eighth-Grader
Well, eighth-grader Zaila Avant-garde has you beat and not just because her last name is literally “avant-garde.” Thursday night, Avant-garde won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word, “murraya,” which is a type of tree more commonly known as orange jasmine. Avant-garde snuck her own little Easter egg into the competition, making a Bill Murray reference before winning the bee. Per the New York Times, the first Black winner was Jody-Anne Maxwell, a 12-year-old from Jamaica who won the bee in 1998. Despite being entitled to any and all bragging rights, Avant-garde remains more grounded than I remember being as a very unaccomplished eighth-grader. Avant-garde hopes to someday play in the WNBA, attend Harvard, and has also expressed interest in archeology, neuroscience, and gene editing.
Top Chef Favorite Shota Nakajima Is Ready to Compete Again
Photo: Stephanie Diani/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesA week after the Top Chef: Portland finale, runner-up Shota Nakajima is still in the processing phase. You didn’t win Top Chef, but you were voted this season’s fan favorite. I’m just going to pretend that I’m going into a new job. That’s the thing I’m most grateful for, becoming a happier person. I’m going to see if I can not mess it up too bad.
Crazy Rich Asians Writer Adele Lim to Direct Ashley Park in Film Debut
Ashley Park and Adele Lim. Photo-Illustration: Vulture; Photos by Getty ImagesCall it Girls4eva: Ashley Park is set to star in the untitled directorial debut from Crazy Rich Asians co-writer Adele Lim, as one of four Asian American women searching across Asia for their friend’s birth mother. Variety reported that Lim, who also recently co-wrote Raya and the Last Dragon, came up with the comedy alongside Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens co-creator Teresa Hsiao and Nora From Queens and Family Guy writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, who will team up for the script; all three women will produce the film, which begins shooting in the fall. Park, meanwhile, is also gearing up for the second season of Emily in Paris, in addition to recently appearing in Girls5eva. In a statement to Variety, Lim called the upcoming film “a story with characters who look like us, about women who are messy and thirsty, but have so much heart.”
‘Sex and the City’ HBO Max Reboot First Look Image [PHOTO]
Photo: Courtesy of HBO MaxThe Sex and the City reboot insists on moving forward despite the absence of its best character with this first-look image of And Just Like That. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis are pictured together as they walk down a street in the bustling metropolis known as Manhattan (and, one might say, the show’s fifth fourth character). Lest you forget, the ten-episode season will follow the trio as they “navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” with new and old faces filling the void left by Samantha Jones. Until then, please try to emulate this photo by walking down Fifth Avenue with your elbow directly in your friend’s forearm. Update, 4:15 p.m.: Contrary to our speculation that the image was Photoshopped, HBO has confirmed that all three ladies were, in fact, together for this shot.
Chance the Rapper Is Hitting the Big Screen With Magnificent Coloring World
Chance the Rapper is hitting the big screen for an exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary film about the making of his mysterious Magnificent Coloring World 2 event. In 2017, the Chicago rapper invited some of his die-hard, Soundcloud-era fans to a day of secret activities which concluded with a free concert. According to the trailer, footage of the magnificent day has never been seen until now. A year prior, Chance released his third mixtape, Coloring Book, and kicked off his vibrant, star-studded mini music festival, Magnificent Coloring Day, shortly after. Magnificent Coloring World will hit theaters on August 13.
Physical Recap: Living Out Loud
“He’s the most brilliant man I’ve ever known,” Sheila tells Bunny in response to her question, but in the universe of Physical, Danny is a borderline dope, and Sheila knows it. “I feel like no one tells me the truth anymore,” Greta tells Sheila the next day outside day-care drop-off, right after she’s asked Sheila if she’s cheating on Danny. Sometimes they’re ripped off with force: About halfway through the episode, Sheila intervenes on behalf of Simone (who she doesn’t like, don’t forget) to get Jerry to quit it with all the shoulder-massaging. Where Sheila lives out loud the loudest, of course, is toward the end of this episode, at Greta’s weird “find your color” gathering. “You have to, you have to,” Sheila tells herself at the meeting, and with that short and sweet self-pep talk, Sheila’s internal voice again comes out.
The Best of R&B History, As Told By Its Architects Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Jam and Lewis penned hits for Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, New Edition, Alexander O’Neal, Boyz II Men, and more. This week, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis release Jam & Lewis Vol. In a studio, the microphone picks up everything, so you don’t want to wear anything that’s going to make extra noise. She has so much talent, but I don’t think she got her just due, though, being under, I guess … the Whitney Houston umbrella. Best of the younger R&B generationJJ: Well, I think top of both of our lists is probably going to be H.E.R.
The Best Video Games of 2021 (So Far)
Photos: Nintendo, Coffee Stain Studios, EA Games, Toukana Interactive and CapcomSo far, 2021 is one of the weirdest years on record for video games. Monster Hunter Rise remains a video game about engaging in shockingly pugilistic combat with a colossal cast of jurassic behemoths, but many of the franchise’s early eccentricities have been ironed out. No, this is a video game about placing a pretty windmill on a map and watching it spin. Loop Hero is absurdly meta: a video game about the experience of playing video games. MaquetteMaquette is the latest game from the contemplative publisher Annapurna Interactive, and its recursive game world needs to be seen firsthand.
Colin Farrell Gets His Ex Machina Dance Moment at Cannes
One has not truly lived until one has seen Farrell, solemn, in a full-body jumpsuit, doing a competitive TikTok in After Yang. Much like Ex Machina, the After Yang dance sequence gets off on making a very serious actor do a very ridiculous thing with a robot while still maintaining his serious-actor face. One has not truly lived until one has seen Colin Farrell, solemn, in a full-body jumpsuit, doing a competitive TikTok. Farrell, Min, Turner-Smith, and Tjandrawidjaja hurtle through level after level, slicing their arms through the air, executing flawless Mortal Kombat kicks,. Tragically, here, the family is “terminated” for being briefly out of sync with one another, and they begin to good-naturedly argue over who screwed them up — Farrell accuses Turner-Smith; Tjandrawidjaja accuses Farrell.
The Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)
The same has been true of the standout music of 2021 so far: They’ve each offered moments of escape, reflection, and just plain old joy. Below, the best songs of 2021, as we’re somehow halfway through. It’s 155 seconds of pure adrenaline, a banger that sounds best looped on repeat — because what else can follow that energy? But against all odds, “Anyone” arrived at the top of 2021 as not only Bieber’s best song in years but his most convincing love song since his marriage to wife Hailey. When the song first came out, it sounded as if it could have been a fluke; turns out it was a taste of the best moments to come on Bieber’s best album, Justice.
The Mysterious, Mesmerizing Scales Has a Lot on Its Mind
Photo: Variance FilmsSaudi director Shahad Ameen’s mesmerizingly bleak fable Scales accomplishes something many films attempt but generally bungle: It tells a highly symbolic tale while conveying recognizable human emotions. That’s hard to do when everything seems to operate on the level of metaphor, since we usually recognize that what we’re watching isn’t exactly real. To be sure, Scales (which opens in limited theatrical release today) embraces its own unearthliness from the very start. When we meet Hayat again years later (now played by Basima Hajjar), that foot is covered in scales. It’s not so much that the premise of Scales can’t hold up to scrutiny (really, what myth could?
The Souvenir Part II More Than Justifies Its Own Existence
In other words, it was a moment perfectly pitched to the tenor of the Souvenir movies, which, now that there are two of them, we really need to think of a grandiose name for. The original Souvenir, from 2019, was not a movie that seemed to immediately scream out for a sequel. This is a sequel that more than justifies its own existence; multiple critics here at Cannes have told me they prefer it to the original. Part II picks up the thread left dangling at the end of The Souvenir, only now, the emphasis is reversed. This maybe makes The Souvenir Part II sound impossibly dry and boring.
Yes, That’s Literally Daddy’s Birth Name. Please Stop Asking.
Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-isolating, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in with some of our favorite people in comedy to get a firsthand look at how they’re handling the pandemic. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday.”This week, I sat down for an inter-coastal chitchat with one-name diva Daddy (TikTok, Supern - - - -, the Black Factory) about how he’s keeping it together this late into a global pandemic. He also gave some excellent advice on going by a singular name, complete with the story of why he didn’t always do so: “Daddy is literally my birth name, and I didn’t go by it for a long time because I got bullied about it — especially being the only Black kid in Ireland named Daddy. And then I moved to the hood and you’re named Daddy and you got an Irish accent.”You can find Daddy on Twitter and Instagram at @directordaddyy.
Kumail Nanjiani Starring in ‘Homeland Elegies’ TV Adaptation
cannes 2021Colin Farrell Gets His Ex Machina Dance Moment at Cannes One has not lived until one has seen Farrell, solemn, in a full-body jumpsuit, doing a competitive TikTok challenge in After Yang.
Ding-Dong, The Witcher Season Two Trailer Is Here
Here's the first teaser trailer for Season 2, premiering December 17 on @netflix. #WitcherCon pic.twitter.com/TT4yYttA5F — The Witcher (@witchernetflix) July 9, 2021Long, long ago, in the season-one finale of The Witcher, two out of the three main characters — sexy Legolas himself, played by Henry Cavill, and Princess Cirilla, played by Freya Allan — were finally united on their quests. In the season-two trailer, they learn to survive together, navigating bloody political battlefields wherever they go. It’s been over a year and a half since the Netflix series (based on the book series adapted into a video-game series) left off, converging its timeline-hopping story line. The Witcher returns to Netflix on December 17.
Black Olympians Are Set Up to Fail
Richardson isn’t the only Black female athlete who’s been barred from participating in the Olympics this year. The paperwork snafu resulted in a five-year suspension, meaning she will miss not only this year’s Olympic Games but the 2024 Games. According to McNeal, World Athletics officials questioned her explanation, claiming she couldn’t have been traumatized if she was well enough to post to social media. Last week, the International Swimming Federation banned Soul Cap — a swim cap designed for Black swimmers with thick natural hair — for use in the 2021 Olympic Games. Olympic policies fail to reflect not only natural variation in body types but how cultural attitudes are evolving.
Capture the Beauty of SAULT’s New Album, NINE, While You Can
SAULT doesn’t make press statements, so it’s unclear what the intention behind the album’s ephemerality is; the group’s 2019 debut album, 5, and follow-up, 7, didn’t come with similar disclaimers. It’s rooted in lively chants; transitioning from song to song sounds like walking through a bustling neighborhood, past schoolyards and street performers. The ballad is held down by SAULT’s reliably strong, forward-moving percussion before giving way to a poignant, lilting strings section. SAULT is at its strongest when acknowledging life’s gray areas, taking the beauty with the pain. That’s what makes “Bitter Streets” one of the collective’s best, most enduring songs, even in NINE’s ephemerality.
John Slattery and Jon Hamm Reunite for ‘Fletch’ Reboot
Photo: Dave Allocca/Starpix/ShutterstocMad Men stars John Slattery and Jon Hamm will reunite for Confess, Fletch, a modern take on the 1985 Chevy Chase film of (almost) the same name. The Fletch films are based on Gregory Mcdonald’s classic mystery-novel series, which follows investigative reporter I.M. Fletcher as he juggles his career and his personal life. (Hamm was spotted filming scenes in Worcester, Massachusetts, outside the city’s police station two days ago.) Ayden Mayeri (Homecoming), Lorenza Izzo (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Annie Mumolo (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) have been added to the cast; along with Slattery’s, their roles are yet to be announced.
The 20-Something CEO Dedicated to Bringing Black Girls Joy
“People are building wig collections and switching up their hairstyles daily, like we do with our clothes,” Imevbore told the Cut. What keeps us going is our mission to uplift and bring joy to Black women. I think that pink is really coming back as a color to wear, and I love it. For a while I was like, I’d never wear pink. Bailey Hikawa Ishi Phone Case in Mint Chip $130 “It makes me happy every time I look at it.
Cathy Horyn 2021 Paris Haute Couture Review: Balenciaga
Left to right: Fendi, Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier. Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Courtesy of Fendi, Balenciaga, Jean Paul GaultierOver much of his six years as creative director of Balenciaga, Demna Gvaslia has been on a mission to bring fashion into the future. The occasion was the debut in Paris of his haute couture collection, the first in the Avenue George V house since Cristobal closed it in 1968 and went home to Spain, where he died four years later, having largely avoided the press. In fact, going forward, Balenciaga will show only one couture collection a year, in July. Fendi Photo: Courtesy of FendiBack in 1997, Jean Paul Gaultier caused a major stir when he jumped into haute couture, after a career in ready-to-wear.
20 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Lululemon to Staub
20 items in this article 20 items on sale! The state of sales is excellent as we close out this short week, with deep discounts on lots of things we’ve written about before. $90 at Bloomingdales Buyget 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 is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape.
What We Know About the Disappearance of Sarah Everard
A missing-person flyer for Sarah Everard. Sarah Everard was last seen leaving a friend's house in #Clapham on Wednesday. ? If you have any information please call us on 101.https://t.co/FAunrfj4Tj — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) March 6, 2021Here’s everything we know about Sarah Everard’s disappearance and the ongoing investigation. #MISSING | Have you seen Sarah Everard? On June 8, Couzens pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape, and a month later, on July 9, he pleaded guilty to Everard’s murder.
Behold, Lizzo Wearing a Shirt With Lizzo’s Face on It
Lizzo wearing Lizzo Photo: Getty Images for JBLLizzo heard you love Lizzo. So, Lizzo put Lizzo on a shirt so you can admire two Lizzos at once. Lizzo with a fan (Andre Drummond of the Los Angeles Lakers) Photo: Getty Images for JBLIncredible. Macaulay Culkin took it to a new level by wearing a shirt with Ryan Gosling wearing a shirt with Macaulay Culkin on it. Of course, Lizzo’s version is its own brand of perfection on account of … it’s Lizzo.
The Bestest Party Looks of the Week
Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Getty ImagesWhile the party scene in New York was light this post-holiday week, we still spotted a few great outfits. To decide for yourself who was the best dressed this week, scroll below. Gezelle Addai’s skirt made this one of the top looks of the week. The One Who Understood the AssignmentGage Gomez and Deon Hinton at the Gossip Girl launch party on July 7. Photo: GC ImagesWe’re not exactly sure if Lady Gaga was going to a party, but it must be somewhere exciting with that top.
14 Best Bras for Large Breasts
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Oh, No, Hilaria Baldwin Is Talking About Her ‘Culture’ Again
Thursday night, Baldwin took to Instagram to once again discuss her culture, something that came into question late last year when it appeared she might be faking her Spanish accent. In her post, Baldwin says spending time with her family recently sparked their own discussions about their family’s background. While Baldwin is fluent in Spanish, her native language is English, contrary to what was previously implied in interviews. For her part, Baldwin told the New York Times that she has always been “very clear” about her background despite these discrepancies. magazine, which incorrectly said she was a native Spanish speaker, because she claims she didn’t read them.
Time to Dust Off Your Hair Ribbons and Bows
Bows on bows at Haute Couture fall/winter 2021. Over in Paris, the Couture fall/winter 2021 runways served up a nice hair-decoration refresher that may make you want to dust off your ribbons and practice tying them around all your hairstyles again. The resulting thick bows with wedding-veil-worthy tails were stacked to accent the messy French braids hairstylist Damien Boissinot fashioned into rock-and-roll faux-hawks, a pairing that made the bows look a little less twee than usual. A butt-length bow at Chanel Haute Couture fall/winter 2021. The stylist then accented the pair of tails with thick, cream-white bows that amped up the sweetness factor and removed any need for neck jewelry.
Do You Have a Cold, Too?
And Izzy got the cold (runny nose, sore throat) from her kids, even though they’re still wearing masks at school. Somehow this cold feels uniquely unpleasant, even if this is something we used to deal with once or twice a year. While a cold may feel especially miserable right now, after nearly two years without one, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before, says Smith. That said, the summer 2021 cold might legitimately be on the worse end of the common-cold spectrum for a number of reasons. “We have seen some people [recently] with mild COVID symptoms, who think it’s a cold, who then go to work with COVID,” he says.
The Political Implications of White Evangelical Decline
There are inescapable political implications to any religious trend, and the fortunes of white Evangelicalism are no different. Among Republicans, two-thirds identify as white Christians of some persuasion, according to PRRI, with 29 percent identifying as white Evangelicals specifically, a decline from previous years that reflects the general downward slope of white Evangelical affiliation. Even so, the decline of white Evangelicals sends a deeper message. White Evangelicals haven’t lost their grip on political power quite yet, but their moral power is in question. Perhaps by siding with Trump, white Evangelicals are losing theirs, fast.
Darnella Frazier’s Nightmare Year
The plaudits that followed Darnella Frazier since last spring always seemed compensatory, as if they were trying to make up for something bad that had been done to her. It fueled protests and riots and formed the basis of an eventual murder conviction for the cop. That driver, Leneal Frazier, was Darnella Frazier’s uncle. It was the guarantee that, for all the pageantry of criminal trials, more violence would not be far off. Darnella Frazier is a witness twice over.
The Internet Emerged Stronger Than Ever From the Pandemic
So going forward, every quarter, we’re going to do a roundup of the biggest wins and fails, see how well we did with our predictions, and also make some new ones. I think vaccines are the most wonderful product ever invented in humanity. The internet helped us in terms of work, delivery …S.G.: You think it worked? : I mean, I think everything that we needed to get through the pandemic was provided, unfortunately, by these internet companies, which did their job. It’s as if these major internet companies were invented for a pandemic.
How the GOP’s Long War on the IRS Threatens the Infrastructure Deal
A proposed increase in the IRS budget cemented this agreement. In 1989 — eight years into Republican domination of the executive branch — it was often liberals who questioned the IRS’s political neutrality. They did so indirectly (and unwittingly) by simultaneously gutting U.S. campaign-finance law and the IRS’s budget. The president himself condemned the ostensible, disproportionate scrutiny of conservative groups, top IRS officials resigned amid a blitz of bad headlines. It’s possible that this lack of alternatives will ultimately lead ten Senate Republicans to back an IRS budget increase.
Virginia GOP Demands Investigation of Professor for Anti-Trump Tweets
Rich Anderson, the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party wrote to the president of the University of Virginia yesterday. Anderson’s letter demands UVA open an ethics investigation into Larry Sabato, the director of the school’s Center for Politics. Sabato’s alleged ethics violation is a series of mean tweets from his personal account, concerning Donald Trump. Yet millions of people and 90%+ of GOP members of Congress, still genuflect before this false god. Letters like the one to Virginia are a small taste of their determination to use state power to intimidate critics.
Paul LePage Is Running for Governor of Maine Again
Paul LePage will return to politics to challenge his nemesis, Janet Mills. But now, at the age of 72, LePage is back home and has announced he will challenge Mills in 2022. Leaders of his party seem resigned to resume their tutelage under this angry reactionary who is very far from the traditional image of mild-mannered Maine Republicans. But none of them so resembles the 45th president in brash nastiness and mendacity as much as LePage does. Maine voters may want to think about that before heading to the polls next year.
This May Be the World’s Most Accomplished Eighth-Grader
Well, eighth-grader Zaila Avant-garde has you beat and not just because her last name is literally “avant-garde.”Thursday night, Avant-garde won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee after correctly spelling the word, “murraya,” which is a type of tree more commonly known as orange jasmine. With her win, the 14-year-old became the first person from Louisiana and the first Black American to win the bee. Per the New York Times, the first Black winner was Jody-Anne Maxwell, a 12-year-old from Jamaica who won the bee in 1998. Despite being entitled to any and all bragging rights, Avant-garde remains more grounded than I remember being as a very unaccomplished eighth-grader. Avant-garde hopes to someday play in the WNBA, attend Harvard, and has also expressed interest in archeology, neuroscience, and gene editing.
Where to Buy Items With COVID-Related Supply-Chain Issues
Also, it helps to have your information pre-saved in major sites like Best Buy and Walmart. $299 at Amazon Buy $300 at Best Buy BuyIt’s 100 degrees out and I’m still working from home. $60 at Amazon Buy $60 at Amazon BuyTaylor Swift vinyls keep selling out, and I can’t take it anymore. $450 at Amazon Buy $450 at Amazon BuyTVs seem so much more expensive right now. $533 at Amazon Buy $533 at Amazon BuyMy Starbucks is always out of oat milk lately.
New Texas Abortion Law Enlists Activists to Harass Providers in Court
Pro-choice protesters march down Congress Avenue at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Normally in this type of litigation, groups like Planned Parenthood or ACLU sue a government official trying to enforce the law. As the New York Times notes, the law has Texas lawyers in an uproar:Critics say the Texas law amounts to a kind of hack of the legal system. Sooner or later, Texas and federal courts will review this law, and it may well not survive. Mark Lee Dickson, director of Right to Life of East Texas said he knows many people who want to sue abortion providers, if and when it takes effect….
The Public Won’t Be Learning More About Eric Adams’s Record As a Cop
Politico reported that the NYPD declined their requests for records about the prospective mayor’s time as an officer. Lawmakers voted last year to repeal Section 50-a, a portion of New York’s Civil Rights law that shields police disciplinary records from public access. During his tenure, Adams was critical of the NYPD in regards to police brutality and diversity issues on the force. The New York Times reported that Adams was investigated by the department four times. A spokesperson for Adams told Politico that the decision to release Adams’ records is up to the department.
Vaccinated Kids Can Go Maskless in School, CDC Says
Fourth-graders learning reading and language at Columbia Elementary School last August in Columbia, Mississippi. Photo: Edmund D. Fountain/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated COVID guidance for schools on Friday, recommending that fully vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. That’s unless they’re riding the school bus or their school decides otherwise. It also recommends schools offer voluntary routine testing at least once a week. The new school guidance isn’t mandatory: School districts and local governments have the authority to opt to make masking universal or ditch it completely, even for unvaccinated students.
The White Lotus Is No Vacation
Photo: Mario Perez/HBOThe opening titles of The White Lotus magnify the images in sections of textured wallpaper that, at first, looks like the décor you’d expect to see in a bougie tropical setting. But aside from those elements, the word “familiar” does not really apply to The White Lotus, which debuts Sunday night. The Mossbacher family strides into The White Lotus with a whole other set of literal and emotional baggage. Vacations are supposed to be about rest and rejuvenation, but The White Lotus is not a relaxing watch. But by the end of The White Lotus, it doesn’t feel like much of one.
Biden Unveils Bid to Reform Economy Through Executive Power
Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesJoe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order Friday that aims to progressively reform America’s markets in labor, agriculture, health care, technology, internet service, transport, and more. If the president has his druthers, workers will gain more power over employers; small farmers over Big Ag; start-ups over Big Tech; rail passengers over freight companies; fliers over airlines; and rural areas over their hospitals. The executive order comprises 72 different actions and recommendations, united by the overarching theme of combating corporate consolidation and the abuses of power that arise from it. Meanwhile, some of Biden’s proposed reforms (such as the occupational licensing ban) concern state law, and would thus require the cooperation of authorities outside executive control. And after Donald Trump’s eviction from major social-media platforms, Big Tech might be more anathema to the right than to the left.
William Holden’s ‘Breezy’ House Is a Historic Tarzana Gesner
In his 2002 book “Clint: The Life and Legend,” biographer Patrick McGilligan states, “In Clint’s career, nothing would rival it as a flop. Released in November 1973, ‘Breezy’ barely cracked Variety’s list of current Top Fifty films, before disappearing from the weekly rankings. “Breezy” was only the third film to be helmed by the now-prolific director and his first to be lensed entirely in the Los Angeles area. And while not beloved overall, one thing audiences did take to was Frank’s fabulous midcentury home, where most of the movie takes place. I have been asked about its location several times over the years by fellow film location fanatics, one of whom finally managed to ID it as the legendary Kimball House last month.
A Texas Producer Suffered a Horrifying Accident. Paul Cauthen and Others Are Singing to Help
Jeff Saenz got home late the night of June 1st. “Jeff is the nucleus of this whole movement of Dallas music,” says Cauthen, who recorded both of his albums and an EP at Modern Electric. Since the opening of Modern Electric, the studio has produced or engineered artists like Cauthen, Tyler, Nikki Lane, Leon Bridges, and Joshua Ray Walker. When the Gents played backup for Kris Kristofferson’s return to Newport Folk Fest in 2016, Saenz joined them on guitar. There’s also the Jeff Saenz Recovery Project Facebook page to help coordinate online donations and keep friends and supporters up to date.
Charley Crockett Previews New Album With Soulful ‘I Need Your Love’
Charley Crockett will release his second full-length album of 2021 in September. The Texas performer’s Music City USA (out September 17th) follows the surprise James Hand tribute 10 for Slim and includes the single “I Need Your Love,” which came out Friday. Music City USA continues the wildly prolific streak Crockett has maintained in recent years and will make for his 10th album since 2015. “I Need Your Love” shows off the soulful side of Crockett’s artistry, slowing the tempo to a languid groove and dropping in some humid brass hits. Though its title is a nod to Nashville’s nickname, Music City USA demonstrates his ease with switching between styles and distances him somewhat from the country-music capital’s singer-songwriter community.
Chance the Rapper Drops New Trailer for Concert Film ‘Magnificent Coloring World’
Chance the Rapper has released a new trailer for his upcoming concert film, Magnificent Coloring World. The film will premiere in Los Angeles on August 13th, with a New York premiere following on the 14th; Magnificent Coloring World will screen exclusively at AMC movie theaters. Magnificent Coloring World captures a secret concert that Chance the Rapper filmed in 2017, just after he’d won three Grammys for 2016 record, Coloring Book. The new trailer for Magnificent Coloring World offers a glimpse at this unique stage show, along with testimonials from fans who got to see an early cut of the film. Chance also speaks in the clip, saying, “Hearing these giant choral sounds — it hits you right in your heart.”Magnificent Coloring World was directed by Jake Schreier.
See Sparks, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard in ‘So May We Start’ Video
Sparks and director Leos Carax have paired their Annette-introducing song “So May We Start” with a new video featuring the Mael brothers alongside the film’s stars, Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. The album Annette (Cannes Edition – Selections From the Soundtrack) will also arrive on August 6th. Sparks previously said of Annette in a statement: “Initially, we conceived Annette as another Sparks album. And lo and behold, he said he really liked the album and would like to consider it as his next project. As fans of Leos’ films, to now realize that he would be directing a film of ours was beyond our dreams.”The story of the Maels is also the focus of Edgar Wright’s new documentary The Sparks Brothers.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Talk Prince, Working With Mariah Carey and Usher, and Why Their Debut Album Took 35 Years
Yet amid all that music, they’ve never released an album of their own — until now, with the nearly four-decades-in-the-making “Jam & Lewis: Volume One,” released today (July 9). Weren’t you going to release a Jam & Lewis album in 1987? Terry Lewis: After we were released from the Time — so graciously by Prince — our plan was to do a Jam & Lewis album. But how do you tell a Mariah story, a Toni story or a Mary J story while also telling a Jam & Lewis tale? Jimmy Jam: “Volume Two” is in the works, with “Three,” “Four” and so forth to follow.
Velvet Underground and Andrea Arnold’s ‘Cow’ Among Early Highlights as Cannes 2021 Takes Off
A few weeks ago, many regular attendees of the Cannes Film Festival weren’t sure if they would make the trip. But here we are, heading into the first weekend of Cannes 2021, and it turns out that there’s plenty to write home about. They debate a few of the higher-profile entries so far, including documentaries on Val Kilmer and the Velvet Underground as well as “Cow,” the experimental effort from Andrea Arnold. Screen Talk is produced by Leonardo Adrian Garcia and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Check out the rest of IndieWire’s podcasts on Apple Podcasts right here.
Dodgers Owners Walter and Boehly Close on 27% Stake in the Lakers
Mark Walter and Todd Boehly now own 27% of the Los Angeles Lakers. Walter and Boehly, co-owners of the L.A. Dodgers, closed on the purchase of the stake from billionaire Philip Anschutz on Friday. As part of the deal, Boehly will join the Lakers’ board of directors to represent his and Walter’s interests. His stake in the Lakers was a personal investment and separate from AEG’s other sports holdings, which include the Los Angeles Kings, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Staples Center, where the Lakers play. The Lakers ranked third in Sportico’s most recent NBA valuations, only trailing the New York Knicks ($5.42 billion) and the Golden State Warriors ($5.21 billion).
Nick Cave Opens New Exhibit of ‘Truth Be Told’ in Hollywood
SPEAKING THE TRUTH: Less than one year before his first retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Nick Cave, the civic-minded visual artist best known for his fantastical Soundsuits, made his big-screen debut this week with his “Truth Be Told” public art exhibit. It moves with defensive body language, as the words “Truth Be Told” appear in black and move in and out across the white frame. The first iteration of “Truth Be Told” was made in reaction to the murder of George Floyd, installed on Jack Shainman Gallery’s The School of Kinderhook in New York. New versions of the digital billboards are being shown this month throughout the U.S. including in Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Boston, while the West Hollywood exhibit is on view through Aug. 30. “That was the initiator that got me to work in this medium,” Cave said.
My Thoughts for Young Artists on Marketing Their Music in an Ever-Evolving Industry
The music industry is changing rapidly, with new avenues arising for both creators and consumers every day. This begs the question: What will the music industry look like in the future? It’s easy to see how the music industry is evolving at an ever-increasing speed. In a sense, this is the future of the music industry. This desire for increasingly shocking material doesn’t just exist in the music industry, either.
Vince Staples’ Self-Titled LP Is a Concise Study in Peril and Paranoia
Against this quiet backdrop, Vince’s sense of mortal peril and brilliantly concise songwriting come into focus more than ever. [Stream the Album Here]Staples’ paranoia, intensified by his success, is the force that animates Vince Staples. Staples submits the skit as evidence of why he keeps his head on a swivel. Vince Staples is short (it runs 22 minutes across 10 tracks) because Vince Staples is a terse rapper. The opening track “Are You With That?” presents Staples at the cemetery visiting the graves of the dead homies.
Hear Our New Podcast on the Genesis of Genesis
With the Collins-fronted incarnation of the band reuniting for the first time in 14 years on an upcoming, mostly sold-out tour, our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast looks back at the full story of Genesis, with Andy Greene joining host Brian Hiatt for the discussion. The episode also delves into the hard-to-predict future of classic-rock touring after the pandemic-induced live-music hiatus. To hear the entire episode, press play above, or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify. Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. ET to hear Rolling Stone Music Now broadcast on SiriusXM’s Volume, channel 106.
Arizona Election Chief Calls for Criminal Investigation into Trump Team’s 2020 Interference
Twice, Trump attempted to contact supervisors in Maricopa County, the most populous county in the state, after the 2020 election. “We need you to stop the counting,” Ward texted Hickman soon after the election. “Here is Sidney Powell’s number,” Ward texted Hickman on November 17th. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have because we won the state,” Trump told Raffensperger. In Arizona, Katie Hobbs’ call for a criminal investigation comes with a partisan tint, as she’s now running for governor.
Mayor of Canadian Town Destroyed by Wildfire Writes Heartbreaking Letter to Residents
Last Sunday, Mayor Jan Polderman’s town, a small village in British Columbia called Lytton, made international news when it became the hottest place in Canadian history. “Where many buildings stood is now simply charred earth,” the mayor wrote. Officials have estimated that 90 percent of the town was destroyed in the fire. “What has not been melted, incinerated or damaged beyond repair has been compromised to the point of being unsafe,” wrote the mayor. This fire already has a precedent: In 2018, the Paradise, California, wildfire destroyed 95 percent of the town in a matter of minutes.
Azealia Banks’ ‘Fuck Him All Night’ Is Peak 2021 — Raunchy, Weird, And Exciting All At Once
“Escapades” and “Anna Wintour,” two songs meant to herald a resurgence for the musician, had the euphoric feeling of Nineties house gems. Were the public a bit less fixated on Banks’ online antics, they could have been radio mainstays. It’s fitting that Azealia Banks , a perennial magnet for both warranted and unwarranted controversy, has leaned into making music for the club. What’s always been true for Banks is that she makes very good music — unquestionably infectious bangers that DJs with any sense would know to play in a nightclub unafraid of a good time. “Fuck Him All Night” was produced by the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Cleveland producer Galcher Lustwerk, well regarded in dance music circles for his brooding and melodic blend of house and hip-hop.
Fox News’ Anti-Vaccination Hysteria Has Reached a Disturbing New Level
“It’s unbelievable how offensive this administration is getting with a pandemic that is clearly on the run. This is a reason to keep vaccinating people, not to stop vaccinating people, especially as the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading around the world. The right’s campaign to keep people unvaccinated is starting to extend beyond Fox News chyrons and tweets. Republican lawmakers in Tennessee have for weeks been attacking the state’s health commissioner for “peer pressuring” teenagers about getting vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/J8fambqdoN — Brett Kelman (@BrettKelman) July 8, 2021The Tennessee Department of Health’s reversal — which has included the deletion of some pro-vaccine Twitter and Facebook posts — is especially concerning considering how quickly the Delta variant could spread.
Margo Price Sings ‘Hey Child’ With Allison Russell, Adia Victoria on ‘Colbert’
Margo Price has announced the release of a new EP. Live From the Other Side is a collection of three live performances, including a pair of collaborations with four of Price’s favorite artists: Adia Victoria, Allison Russell, the Suffers singer Kam Franklin, and Kyshona Armstrong. The all-star ensemble’s rendition of “Hey Child,” a track off Price’s That’s How Rumors Get Started album, premiered Friday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Accompanied by a lone piano, the five singers deliver a slow-burning take on “Hey Child,” with each one putting their own vocal spin on a line. Price leads the charge and stands out front, but it’s far from a solo turn — the performance is a true collaboration.
Olivia Rodrigo Adds Taylor Swift, St. Vincent, Jack Antonoff Co-Writes to ‘Deja Vu’
Olivia Rodrigo has been open about how much Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” influenced her Sour single “Deja Vu.” Now she has made the connection official by adding Swift, Jack Antonoff, and St. Vincent as co-writers on the track. The songwriters have been added to the track’s Spotify and TIDAL metadata, with credit going to them over the song’s bridge. The song is also the only collaboration between Swift and St. Vincent, who both work with Antonoff. (Reps for Rodrigo and Swift did not immediately reply to requests for comment.) Swift also gave Rodrigo a ring she wore while recording Red.
‘Black Widow’: Scarlett Johansson Finally Gets Her Moment to Shine in the MCU
Black Widow, has been hanging out in the MCU since 2010, often memorable but rarely the star. Somehow, despite being played by Scarlett Johansson, even Ant-Man snuck ahead of her in line for his own, stand-alone feature — two of them, in fact. Black Widow, the newest MCU feature directed by Cate Shortland, elaborates on the fragments of what we know about Natasha Romanoff and tries to make it worthy of a two-hour watch. They’re anonymous, they’re (in Dreykov’s words) “trash,” they’re (in the words of Pugh’s Yelena Belova) weapons without faces. Black Widow is now streaming on Disney+ (with Premier Access), and in movie theaters across the country.
Dave Lampert, Inventor of the Sybian Sex Aid, Dead at 90
Dave Lampert, the inventor of the Sybian Sex Aid, has gone on his final ride, passing away at the age of 90. A hulking, vibrating structure that resembles a balance beam, the Sybian was designed by Lampert in 1987 as a sexual stimulation device targeted specifically to women. According to his website, Lampert, a professional dance instructor, initially came up with the idea for the device to enhance female orgasm during penetrative sex. On social media, many in the adult industry paid respects to Lampert’s contributions to the sexual wellness industry. Go have an orgasm, hell have 3,” wrote the aptly named @Venus2000Milker, also known as Sybian employee Karen.
This Extendable Outdoor Dining Table Is the Perfect Size for Backyard Gatherings, and It's on Sale
While the Walker Edison table requires detailed assembling, some shoppers say it's an easy enough job for two people. A few others do claim it to be a bit of a "pain" to build, but when it's finally put together, it seems as if many agree that it's worth the effort. Pro tip from the brand: use a light layer of teak oil on the table every few months to keep the finish as stunning as the day it arrives.
Tech Warranty Costs, Purposes, and Which Ones Are Worth the Money
Whether it's AppleCare or an extended warranty from Amazon, think carefully before you spend the money on an extended warranty for tech purchases. And nearly every time you plunk down money for one of these flashy items, there's an opportunity to buy an extended warranty. The Kellogg article suggests policymakers should more aggressively regulate the extended warranty market, which includes tech warranties. Among all electronics, an extended warranty generally costs 24 percent of the product's price on average, according to the University of Pennsylvania study. Still, if you're worried you might drop that shiny, new $2,000 MacBook, a tech warranty may be your only option for peace of mind.
6 Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Home Cooler—and Save on Your Electric Bill
2 Check doors and windows to make sure there is no air escaping from them. Look for cracks in windows and doors where air can escape and have those areas sealed. Fixing air leaks around your home can increase insulation, making sure cool air stays inside your home, and keeps hot air out. Bluhm says that government agencies strongly push for insulation, making a variety of local and federal subsidies like rebates, grants, loans, and tax credits available—like this weatherization assistance program that provides these services for low income families. Check out your state's weatherization agency to see what options are available to you.
Honeydew and Blackberry Ice Cream Sundaes
Sure, you could top vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and a cherry, but why not try a reinvention of a summer sundae with this recipe? You'll start by stirring together a sesame-almond brittle that's infused with honey, and then nestle scoops of blackberry ice cream with honeydew melon. Topped with shards of the sweet brittle and a sprinkle of sea salt, the result is sophisticated and unexpectedly delicious. If you can't find blackberry ice cream, peach would work well with this combination, too.
Dierks Bentley’s 2021 Seven Peaks Festival Canceled Over Capacity Restrictions
Just one month after announcing its 2021 lineup, Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Festival has been canceled. “Seven Peaks Music Festival is being cancelled for 2021 due to current capacity restrictions in place by local health officials,” the festival tweeted on Friday. Denver television reporter Marshall Zelinger notes that Seven Peaks organizers actually sold more than 6,000 tickets prior to acquiring the festival’s permit from the county. https://t.co/eD3hiDBjYp pic.twitter.com/HmvrptRDfg — Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) July 9, 2021In addition to Bentley, performers at this year’s Seven Peaks were to include Keith Urban, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Kip Moore. Rep. Lauren Boebert, whose district does not include Buena Vista, tweeted this week about President Biden sending “Needle Nazis” to her turf.
Vaccinated Students, Teachers Can Shed Masks, Says New Federal Guidance
Vaccinated students and teachers don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC recommends, however, that students and drivers continue to wear masks on school buses. The CDC’s announcement comes as North Carolina’s year-round students and teachers return to classrooms for in-person instruction this week. The new CDC guidance mostly impacts students and teachers in middle schools and high schools. “We do want to let go of interventions that have not been found to be as effective and really focus on those things that are most effective,” Perry-Manning said.
Six Things to Do This Weekend in the Triangle
Are you looking for some live music or theater you’ve been missing for the past year? Take the time to get out to one of these fun events in the Triangle this weekend and quell all your desires. Open the second Saturday of each month, this Downtown Durham event offers food, shopping, and music– all the things you need to liven up your weekend. The Honeysuckle Tea House + Cloud2Studios Live Music SeriesHoneysuckle Tea House, Chapel Hill, 5 to 8 p.m.As a part of Honeysuckle Tea House and Cloud2Studios continuous live music series this summer, singer Emily Musolino will be coming to sing at the tea house. Tongue & Groove Open Mic NightVisual Art Exchange, 10 Glenwood South, Raleigh, Sunday, 7 p.m.
Poynter: How N.C. Policy Watch Reporter Joe Killian Followed the UNC-Nikole Hannah-Jones Story From Beginning To End
I had secured an apartment in North Carolina so that I would be ready to teach that January. My editors at The New York Times had already supplied quotes for the press release of the big announcement. Killian spent 10 years at the (Greensboro, North Carolina) News & Record before coming to N.C. Policy Watch almost five years ago. That matters in North Carolina, he said, where the governing boards of universities are nearly all former Republican lawmakers, and active Republican lobbyists and activists. Join the INDY Press Club to help us keep fearless watchdog reporting and essential arts and culture coverage viable in the Triangle.
Were Haiti’s Capitalists Behind the Assassination of President Moïse?
After that, Cherizier went back to his neighborhood, which was plagued with these kidnappers and rapists. Cherizier started to see that everything was rotten — not just the police, not just the government, but also the opposition, the bourgeoisie. So Cherizier started to get a reputation as a vigilance brigade on steroids. He started to develop a reputation, and he started to develop relationships with some of the opposition powers, such as the bourgeoisie who were opposed to Moïse. Cherizier started to see that everything was rotten — not just the police, not just the government, but also the opposition, the bourgeoisie.
The Disingenuous Defense of For-Profit Health Care Hasn’t Changed in Decades
This month marks the fifty-sixth anniversary of Medicare, signed into law by president Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965. Predictably, even the faint prospect of Medicare expansion has sent the private insurance racket into a tizzy, with corporate astroturf groups like the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future (PAHCF) taking out seven figure ad buys to defeat it. The kinds of arguments deployed by PAHCF — formed in 2018 with the explicit goal of neutralizing large-scale health care reform — are by this point quite familiar. More broadly, its messaging has condemned all proposed expansions of public health insurance as heavy-handed attempts to impose a “one-size-fits-all system . Though liberal and conservative politicians throughout the decades have assumed different rhetorical postures in making the case against universal health care, it’s striking how little the underlying arguments have actually changed.
Peru’s Pedro Castillo Can Break With Neoliberalism for Good
After actually running as the anti-neoliberal candidate against Vargas Llosa in 1990, Fujimori adopted Vargas Llosa’s neoliberal economic advisor Hernando de Soto and implemented the standard IMF package: deregulation, privatization, liberalization, etc. This became a kind “neoliberalism from below” and it paid major political and ideological dividends. The Fujimorismo of the ’90s is a political project combining the most antidemocratic aspects of technocratic neoliberalism and the most antidemocratic traditions of military dictatorship. Keiko Fujimori has basically been the caretaker of that legacy, adapting it to the current democratic rule of law from her seat in Congress. At the same time, that shouldn’t be taken to mean that anti-communism is somehow immutable or will always be politically effective.
Choosing Your Own Health Care Plan Has Nothing to Do With Freedom
The upside of the system, relative to national health insurance programs, is supposed to be that you get to choose your health insurance plan. This is, of course, not true for workers employed by the many companies that only offer one health plan. Back in my federal government days, we were blessed with literally dozens of health insurance options. In my most recent journey, the choices were mercifully limited to three options: the preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, the health maintenance organization (HMO) plan, and the high-deductible health plan (HDHP). If things weren’t complicated enough, there is actually yet another consideration that goes into the HDHP plan.
Miners in Ontario Are Mobilizing Against Another Corporate Rip-Off
The industrial action comes after employees twice rejected a company offer that would significantly reduce the health benefits of younger workers. Vale’s attempt to defeat Sudbury’s miners, based in one of Canada’s strongest union locals, is a clear attack on organized labor. You destroy your body, then they take your health benefits. The Vale strike came in the context of a series of layoffs and plant closures in Ontario. The Canadian Auto Workers Union, which organized thirty-two occupations between 1980 and 2009, led several of these efforts.
Striking Alabama Miners Are Done Playing Nice
“Everyone,” answered Haeden Wright, president of a local UMWA women’s auxiliary unit, a close-knit group of union members’ wives and supporters. One miner offered a simple explanation: ?“This playing nice shit ain’t cutting it.”The picket line had grown contentious before. Along with threats from police, striking miners have faced other attacks — including three separate vehicular assaults in June, in which drivers plowed into UMWA picketers. On April 1, upward of 1,100 workers walked off the job as their contract with Warrior Met expired. “Our members are the reason Warrior Met even exists today,” Roberts said in a March 31 statement.
All of Us Should Be Working Four-Day Weeks
In Iceland, the Reykjavik City Council, the trade union confederation BSRB, and the national government ran a series of trials of a four-day working week between 2015 and2019 — the world’s largest experiment thus far in shortening working hours without slashing wages. Thanks to a series of successfully negotiated contracts in 2019–2021, 86 percent of Iceland’s working population has either already moved to shortened working hours or gained the right to negotiate such reductions in the future. In fall 2021, Spain will follow suit with its own pilot of a four-day week, providing financial aid to companies that cut the working week to thirty-two hours without reducing wages. Indeed, employers ultimately have little incentive to take on the immediate costs of reducing working hours while keeping wages the same. Boosting union membership thus appears to be a necessary first step in order to maximize the positive impact of reduced working hours.
Can Catalan Pardons Pave a Way Out of Spain’s Territorial Crisis?
The Spanish government pardoned the Catalan activist and eight others who had been convicted for their role in the 2017 referendum on Catalan independence. The judges eventually dropped the initial charge of rebellion, which had been used to justify holding the trial before the Supreme Court in Madrid rather than a Catalan court. Sánchez’s pardons are partial and maintain restrictions on holding public office. During the speculation over Sánchez’s pardons, Casado and other right-wing leaders were caught off-guard when, in mid-June, the Spanish and Catalan corporate elite expressed support for any step, including pardons, that would help defuse the territorial tensions. For the past decade, Spain’s territorial crisis, relegated to the media and the courts, has divided and paralyzed the left while boosting the right.
Drought Takes Hold of California
From the Mexican border all the way north through this vast state, California is on yet another extreme heat watch, and yet another red alert for wildfires. At the same time, the West’s access to water is rapidly dwindling, as a brutal drought takes hold. The result has been a water shortage far worse than at a comparable point in the last drought, which lasted from 2011 to 2017. Where California’s water systems are now, barely two years into this drought, is where those same systems were at least three years into the previous extreme dry period, in 2014–15. Over the coming months, thousands of wells, and many small-town water systems, will fail as climate change-induced extreme heat and drought tighten their vise on the region.
Why Brazilian Workers Love Lula
In 2016, Lula’s Workers’ Party (PT) was cast from office after thirteen years in power when his chosen successor, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached on spurious grounds. Lula’s Life Story Lula’s biography is well known. This account of Lula’s life — simple, triumphant — has been recounted in movies, academic and journalistic works, and even a comic book. This was a political lesson Lula learned early, even before he was formally invested in an explicitly political life. “The best way for students to help the working class is for them to stay in their universities,” he declared.
Oil workers’ strike spreads across Iran; unions appeal for international solidarity
Thousands of workers in Iran’s vast energy industry have gone on strike to demand better wages and conditions at oil facilities. The strike is proving to be a moment that tests the solidarity between permanent full-time workers and those employed on a contract basis. One of the key demands of UMMI is that wages must be paid monthly and without delay. “Nowhere does it state that the employer can delay the worker’s wages for three months plus or suddenly disappear having made no payment. The situation for workers in Iran is exacerbated by the fact that the government does not recognize independent trade unions, making it more difficult for unions to organize.
Election officials ban German Communist Party from running candidates
The red flag of the German Communist Party flies in front of the Bundestag building in Berlin. | via DKPBERLIN—A committee of the German parliament responsible for preparing the election scheduled for Sept. 26 decided on Thursday not to allow the German Communist Party (DKP) to run for office. The actions of the Federal Election Committee present a very serious problem for the DKP—beyond just the upcoming election. Köbele said that although the decision was not an open outlawing of the party, it was in effect a “cold” party ban. “In 1933, the Communist Party was banned by the fascists, in 1956 by [Chancellor Konrad] Adenauer.
Meet MacKenzie Scott, Our New Good Billionaire
With Bill Gates’s reputation as our leading philanthropist imperiled by high-profile allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, fellow billionaire MacKenzie Scott may be taking over the mantle as our new “good billionaire”—the super-rich model citizen whose charitable beneficence justifies the existence of the billionaire class. Even though Scott receives significant tax benefits from her charity, the public apparently is not allowed to scrutinize her philanthropic giving. Notably, Scott, while being advised by Bridgespan, has donated money to at least eight of Bridgespan’s recent clients—as well as to Bridgespan itself. These business practices may boost Amazon’s bottom line and enrich Scott, but how do they support her charitable mission to support equity and justice? MacKenzie Scott may look and feel like a new kind of billionaire, but we would do well to actually examine her actions and follow the money instead of blithely praising her words and trusting her promises.
Joe Biden Just Threw Down the Anti-Monopoly Gauntlet—but One Big Question Remains
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! Joe Biden just threw a big punch at corporate monopolies, one of the biggest executive branch punches of any president in the last 40 years. Since Bill Clinton became president, corporate Democrats have been in the driver’s seat when it comes to economic policy, and shut down all dissenters in the antimonopoly policy. However, one key anti-monopoly question still remains for the president: his choice as the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division.
A Caravan of Cuban Americans Are Marching 1,300 Miles to Transform U.S.-Cuba Policy
He is neither for nor against the Cuban government; he is for the Cuban people, the Cuban families. Lazo portrays Cuba and the United States as his parents—Cuba is his mother, the United States his father. When Barack Obama became President and started normalizing relations with Cuba, Lazo thought his political work was over. The “profe,” as he is known, taught his students to sing Cuban love songs and dance salsa, winning the hearts of their Cuban hosts. Trump tried to please rightwing Cubans in Miami by reversing Obama’s openings and adding 242 additional coercive measures designed to torpedo the Cuban economy.
Controversial Brazil Environment Minister Resigns After U.S. Investigation
The United States has reported to Brazil dozens of illegal shipments of wood from the Amazon rainforest to U.S. ports, starting an investigation that resulted in the resignation of Brazilian Environment minister Ricardo Salles. In other words, the farm was a “laundry” for Ipe trees and other types of Amazon wood, according to the investigation. Meanwhile, in Brazil, Salles was targeted by the Federal Police in May in a probe that is investigating the illegal wood export. Saraiva presented a criminal report accusing Ricardo Salles of creating obstacles to a federal investigation and of defending the private interest of illegal loggers. “It’s not every day that a superintendent does this, but it is not every day that a minister promotes the defense of environmental assaulters”, he stated days before losing his position as superintendent by Brazil Federal Police decision.
Hotel execs firing up to 39 percent of housekeepers even after full reopening – People's World
The hotel industry’s plan to end daily room cleaning would cost women of color billions. hotel industry executives, using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse, plan to cut up to 39% of their housekeepers, depending on the chain involved, even after fully reopening once the plague retreats, Unite Here reports. The report’s conclusions are based on interviews with housekeepers and hotel honchos’ public statements and spending and earnings forecasts to Wall Street investors. “The hotel industry is trying to get back to full occupancy without ever bringing back its full workforce,” he said in introducing the study. “And when you think about a hotel without daily housekeeping, that’s almost like a college dorm experience.
AFL-CIO wants workers ‘front and center’ in battling global warming
AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says that workers must be placed front and center in the fight against global warming. CC4.0WASHINGTON—Workers, especially union workers, should be “front and center” in the battle to reverse global warming, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler says. And she made the point that global warming is here, proceeding more quickly and negatively than people realize. So is most of the Western U.S.That doesn’t seem to budge global warming deniers in corporate suites or Congress. They weren’t junked in a bipartisan green energy tax credit bill the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, headed by Shuler’s home-state Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., approved.
Black queer socialist makes history, winning Democratic primary in Harlem
Kristin Richardson Jordan, winning New York City Council Democratic primary candidate from Harlem, marches at the head of a demonstration. Due to the relative safety of Democratic majorities across New York City districts, Jordan is all but guaranteed to win her seat after the hard-fought primary victory. Following her likely victory in November, Jordan, who is 34, will be the youngest Black woman ever to be elected to New York’s City Council. She did not receive the endorsement of the more established progressive electoral organizations, such as the Working Families Party, New York Progressive Action Network, or Our Revolution. It seems she’ll be disrupting more than just Harlem, though; come November she’ll be working to bring revolutionary change to the halls of City Council.
Greg Abbott’s Summer Special Session Sideshow
Governor Greg Abbott’s 30-day special session, which he called after Texas Republicans failed to pass legislation that cracks down on state voting laws in May, is on track to be a partisan circus. Abbott also included the restoration of funding for the legislative branch, which he defunded with a budget veto last month ostensibly as a threat to ensure that Democratic legislators behave during the special session. The regular session, which ended on Memorial Day, ended with more drama and finger pointing than usual. The autocratic ploy—which is being challenged in court—would effectively defund the Legislature beginning September 1, a move purportedly meant to force Democratic lawmakers to acquiesce in the special session. “Bottom line is that everything that needed to be done was done to fix the power grid in Texas,” he said.
The Espionage Act & Julian Assange — 4: In Hot & Cold War
Part four of a six-part series on Julian Assange and the Espionage Act. By Joe LauriaSpecial to Consortium NewsWith few exceptions, American newspapers voluntarily censored themselves in the Second World War before the government dictated it. The most significant 1950 change to the Espionage Act was to remove intent and make mere retention of defense information illegal. That set Poff off on a one-man campaign to extend the reach of the Espionage Act to the entire globe. The Espionage Act thus became global, ensnaring anyone anywhere in the world into the web of U.S. jurisdiction.
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Opinion | Democrats Have a Year to Save the Planet
A century from now, our descendants may look back on the next year or so as a hinge in history. Or consider an alternative exhibit, in some side gallery, that sadly reflects on an enormous lost opportunity. Despite recognizing the epic stakes in the fight against climate change, the president goes too small, capitulates too easily. Only in the long view can we appreciate the consequence of the moment. And in the long view, we’re running out of time.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Omits Big Climate Measures
“Those two things must go hand in hand for it to have my support,” she said. Mr. Manchin, who represents a coal-rich state, is unlikely to support a plan designed to end demand for coal. adviser in the Clinton administration, speaking of Democrats’ failed attempt to use the reconciliation process to raise the minimum wage. Democrats could lose their thin Senate majority in next year’s midterm elections, effectively ending the road for Mr. Biden’s legislative agenda. Absent a clean electricity standard, Mr. Biden could still use regulations governing utilities and tailpipe emissions to try to tamp down emissions.
Canadian village 'devastated' by wildfires a day after temperatures topped 121 degrees
Two people have died from the fire that devastated the small Canadian village of Lytton, the British Columbia Coroners Service said on Friday. "I cannot stress enough how extreme the fire risk is at this time in every part of British Columbia," Horgan said. "It's graphic when you see the record temperatures that we've experienced in every corner of British Columbia." The nearby city of Merritt has opened a reception center for evacuees from Lytton, according to its Facebook page. It was the third day in a row that records were smashed in the area, according to ECCC Weather British Columbia.
6 crucial climate actions the Senate left out of its infrastructure deal
This is not the transformative climate deal that activists have been pushing for. A large portion of the bipartisan deal, $109 billion, injects funding into repairing and building roads, bridges, and other major projects. While it’s not clear which climate policies are on the table now, what’s missing from the infrastructure deal tells us a great deal about what could be coming next. Federal investments and tax credits for clean energy: Congress would have to follow up with serious cash to transform the grid into a clean power sector. “In effect, that means no reconciliation package, no bipartisan deal,” Beachy told Vox.
MF Daily for Friday July 9, 2021
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a35195356/margarita-truffles-recipe/Welcome to MF Daily(Formerly known as Mojo Friday’s Weekly Open Thread — MFWOT)All are welcome to hang out and share what is happening in your life today
Refuting a Gun-Hugger Argument Against Banning High-Capacity Firearms
Banning high-capacity firearms such as AR-15s will not eliminate all murders; no one is claiming it would. But it would significantly reduce the number of mass murders. But without a high-capacity firearm, it’s almost impossible to kill dozens of people in minutes. To anyone out there who opposes any new regulations of gun sales: Please shut up. You only have about five or six talking points and I’ve heard them all before.
What are you reading? July 9, 2021
In WAYR?, I note what I’m reading and comment...you note what you are reading and comment. Occasionally, I may add a section or a link related to books…I am finished reading:Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion - One of the things that I don’t like about reading on an e-reader is that you have to to think about touching the pad a few times to know your place in a book. I did not know that when I was reading the early parts of Didion “New York” essay, that I was at the end of the book. Simply a superb set of essays which, by the end, Didion is really lamenting the loss of her youth. I am reading:
Selections from Kelly Joe Phelps' Sky Like A Broken Clock (2001)
– Antoine De Saint-ExuperyMorning Open Thread is a daily, copyrighted post from a host of editors and guest writers. We support our community, invite and share ideas, and encourage thoughtful, respectful dialogue in an open forum. The diarist gets to sleep in if she so desires and can show up long after the post is published. Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday’s Morning Open Thread—which, if you’re reading this, means you’ve made it through another week. Artists I don’t know and songs I’ve never heard and each in its own cocoon of wonderfulness, truly captivating tracks.
International Events Daily Open Thread: Around the World- Central Asian Odyssey
They exhibited a lot of nomadic characteristics of Central Asia… Most of the Central Asian people are nomadic. The Mongols had taken all the characteristics of Central Asian nomads and elevated them to the highest degree. Silk Road, which actually reflects a strongly organized, subtly articulated and ambitiously scaled process of competition in and around Central Asia. The factors that determine the nature of interaction between Russia and the Central Asian states include their shared geopolitical position. In fact, the Central Asian region can be considered an intersection point between the West and the East.
Another heat wave for the West this weekend. More hot and dry conditions in the months ahead.
The western and south-western states are bracing for another scorching heat wave this weekend, lasting into next week. x At least 28 million people are slated to experience highs in the triple digits over the coming week. NWS has some suggestions on how to prepare for the heat wave -x Dangerously hot conditions are likely across the interior beginning Friday and continuing into the weekend as daytime temperatures warm to between 102°-110°F. x It will be hot, hot, HOT this weekend! https://t.co/JI2DUvhln5 pic.twitter.com/MiMmWJK5MJ — NWS Climate Prediction Center (@NWSCPC) June 30, 2021Fall and WinterIt will be another dry fall/winter for the parched Southwest this year.
Cartoon: Bipartisanship in the apocalypse
Gone was nearly all of the climate change portion of the bill that Biden proposed, which would have rolled climate change solutions into a much larger bill. Biden and the moderates are so desperately trying to get largely climate-denying Republicans on board in the name of “bipartisanship” that the sweeping measures needed to fight climate change are continually at risk of getting weakened. I sure hope Democrats are able to jam through a big climate change bill using reconciliation. Of course, that’s not as friendly and bipartisan as we’d hope, but the days of a sane Republican party are over . Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to check out some of my behind-the-scenes videos and sketches over on my Patreon pages — where you can support my work and keep the cartoons coming!
Kagro in the Morning is LIVE at 9 AM ET!
I’m getting a little tired of the running National Day joke, but it’s always a good stand by. And today is, among other things, National Sugar Cookie Day. As a progressive, your proper role is to celebrate by admonishing people for incentivizing vaccination with free sugar cookies. Let me first suggest some stories for you to get agitated about over the coming weekend. Even more ways to listen, live or by podcast, below the fold.
Patriot Front, White Nationalist Thugs, Defacing George Floyd and Breonna Taylor Statues
Days after a statue of George Floyd was recently unveiled on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, it was covered with black spray paint and marked with a stencil for Patriot Front, a white nationalist group. The group’s name was also spray painted in early June on a mural of Floyd in Philadelphia. In Louisville, Kentucky, the “Say Their Names” mural, created last July to honor the lives of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others killed by police, was recently vandalized. There are so many far-right anti-government white nationalist neo-Nazi groups out there that it is difficult to keep up. How this vandalism promotes Patriot Front’s goal of spreading its ideology and increasing its numbers is anybody’s guess.
Global Climate Change
That's a problem because, in the long run, climate change is the most serious problem we face. There's abundant evidence about the climate change problem. In the June Gallup Poll, climate change rated a measly 3 percent. For this reason, the White House press secretary, and other administration press channels, did not talk about climate change. In addition, for many years, Fox News (https://www.mediamatters.org/fox-news/2021-fox-news-still-spreading-dangerous-climate-denial ) has denigrated climate change and spread the lie that human activity is not overheating our climate.
Museums 201: Stearman airplanes (photo diary)
1928 Stearman C3BThis airplane has a cruising speed of 108 MPH and a top speed of 126 MPH. Stearman PT13/17 KaydetThis two-seat biplane was originally built by the Stearman Aircraft Company which was purchased by Boeing in 1934. Stearman Model 75 “Kaydet”:These were built by the Stearman Aircraft Division of the Boeing Aircraft Company for the Armed Forces during World War II. This two-seater biplane was introduced by the Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing in 1934. More airplane photo toursMuseums 201: Fairchild airplanes (photo diary)Museums 201: Cessna Airplanes (photo diary)Museums 201: Gliders (photo diary)Museums 201: Jet airplanes of the 1940s (photo diary)Museums 201: Bell Helicopters (photo diary)Museums 201: World War I Sopwith Airplanes (photo diary)Museums 201: World War I Fokker Airplanes (photo diary)Museums 201: The Curtiss Jenny Airplane (photo diary)
The Daily Bucket: Gall Dang It! Where my favorite wildflower gets attacked
Over past years I might see a few plants with these galls forming right as the spike begins to reach up high. This year, I'm seeing 50-80% of plants attacked. I can say 80% because one of these fine perennials has a primary spike with 4 secondary spikes arising from near the base. Related stuff I found on the web; info and photos on plant galls and here with Ohio Liatris. Taking photo of a plant not attacked I saw this insect closing in on the top.
A One Man Wrecking Crew Shouldn't Get Traction Against CRT
Hidden MessagesFor weeks I’ve watched a concerted, but hard to pin down attack on Critical Race Theory. If people were upset about the seminars, Rufo wanted them also to notice “critical race theory” operating behind the curtain. The sloppiness in Rufo’s review is where he conflates Critical Theory with Critical Race Theory. People who didn’t like Critical Theory called it “Cultural Marxism” which is an anti-semitic slur (more on this later). Marxists like Critical Theory and use it to make societal change, but libertarians and progressives can use it equally well.
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy Daily Special, Blue Moon Spirits Friday
West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Fridays! Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, Marjorie Taylor Greene keeps making anti-Semitic comments because it helps her with Trump’s base. After the break, we move to the Chef’s Table where Prime Minister Trudeau says Canada will not welcome unvaccinated tourists for some time; and, Brazil cannot stand Bolsonaro more than they ever have before. All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.
How About The Stuart Scott School of Journalism at UNC?
Walter Hussman Jr. isn’t alone in his effort. In North Carolina there is a guy named Art Pope. Walter Hussman Jr. showed none of those values with his involvement trying to influence how another foundation’s gift was received at UNC. Walter Hussman Jr. made a big splash with the announcement of his pledge of $25 million dollars to UNC and specifically the School of Journalism. UNC has another man who graduated from there who does represent the values Hussman’s newspapers claim, his name is Stuart Scott.
New Day Cafe: Friday
www.britannica.com/...Rachel Chu is a professor of economics and game theory at NYU. Singaporean food is legendary, with bustling hawker centres and 24-hour coffee shops offering cheap food from all parts of Asia…. wikitravel.org/...Rachel and Nick Young (Henry Golding) are in town for his best friend’s wedding. They are met at the Singapore Airport by his best friend & friend’s fiancee; and they go out for dinner [1:26]:That game theory comes in handy. New Day Cafe is an open thread.
Want to Learn Beekeeping in 2022?
Are you (or do you know) a current or former service member interested in entomology and/or beekeeping? Michigan State University’s “Heroes to Hives” program is currently determining interest for its 2022 course. Here’s the quick description:Heroes to Hives (H2H) is a FREE 9-month beginning beekeeping training program through Michigan State University Extension and our partners the University of Missouri Extension, University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program, and University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Great Plains Master Beekeeping Program. Participants will learn current, science-based best management practices for beekeeping, while working with a network of other beekeeping veterans. I’m going to ask the entomologists at our nearby state university if they’re interested in participating in the hands-on portion of next year’s training.
Caveat Emptor
There was a good diary yesterday, The Chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute Says the Surfside Condo Collapse Victims Deserved to Die, that got me to thinking. One of which was a bottle of liquid morphine with a handwritten label marked poison over the stock label. Surfside Condo is a lesson in what economist Paul Krugman calls ‘Lemon Capitalism’. Up until 10 years ago Florida had a law requiring condo inspections every five years. The Surfside Condo collapse will have consequences.
Education that uses advocacy and social justice offers more possibilities for incarcerated students
While incarcerated, Elster learned that she could apply to take classes at Feather River Community College, which enabled her to earn her associate’s degree. “I grew up in East Oakland and I was never really exposed to anything really outside of that community,” Elster told Prism. “I’d actually started preparing and writing my personal statements while incarcerated,” Elster said. Each school works with community organizations to provide a Bard College education to communities that are typically locked out of opportunities for higher education. The Just Community Leadership microcollege hopes to serve as an institution of higher education that is embedded within and created for those communities that have been long neglected.
Tokyo cancels Olympic spectators, LA holds super spreader events
All events in Los Angeles are operating at full capacity with no masks. Los Angeles and Tokyo are cities of about the same size, 10 million residents. LA has done somewhat better on vaccinations (about 50%), than Tokyo (about 25%), but neither is near “herd immunity”. LA is full steam ahead; all bars, restaurants, churches, and even arena events are proceeding with no restrictions for capacity, masks, or distancing. I’ll end the story here, it doesn’t have a happy ending for LA, or most of the US.
Prep work for the WI Senate race: Expanding the Electorate and Voter Protection Canvass (w
On Saturday, Hope Springs from Field PAC canvassed in three states: Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania. In many of these Senate states, we will be canvassing every weekend possible, where weather is not a factor. In Wisconsin, we have a pretty big list of Wisconsin volunteers from the presidentials as well as two groups who are very interested in this specific approach we are pursuing. Mentoring those who need it (like first time and newly registered voters). The ability to say, we know there are people in this house who are not registered to vote, was very helpful.
Kos Diabetes Group: Working with a Dietitian or Nutritionist
In the US you have two choices, you can use the services of a dietitian or a nutritionist. They are highly educated in the field of nutrition and dietetics — the science of food, nutrition, and their impact on human health. Your diabetes journey can be supported by seeking the advice of a nutrition professional experienced in diabetes. A Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) or Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) can discuss a variety of nutrition approaches to help you manage diabetes. People with diabetes need to understand how foods and nutrition affect their bodies to successfully manage the disease.
'At no point do we stop working,' farmworkers say amid historic heat wave
Congress must pass federal heat standards as well as a path to citizenship.”Per a recent text message survey of farmworkers by the UFW Foundation, more than 40% of respondents said they’d experienced a heat-related symptom while working. And for too many, the ability to report these workplace abuses is directly hindered by immigration status. The state’s Department of Health said Thursday that nearly 80 people there have died as a result of the heat wave. “Farm worker legalization means ending the fear that farm worker communities face on a daily basis,” said Jacqueline, a farmworker from Georgia who traveled to the White House. The very food that farm worker communities pick while undergoing hazardous conditions.
Schumer bows to necessity, warns that August recess could be cut short
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn't made a similar announcement, having previously said that the House won't take up either bill until the Senate has passed both. So Democrats had better be ready for any eventuality, including dumping everything on infrastructure—the bipartisan package and everything else—into one big reconciliation bill. "It's possible that we could reach that point while Congress is out in August," Yellen warned in June. So, yes, it s a very good thing that some or part of the Senate's August recess is now on hold. "Maybe that will be used as a carrot on the end of a very big stick."
President Biden: It's time for Operation Warp Speed II
I propose that President Biden call his rural/underserved communities vaccine outreach program “Operation Warp Speed II” and, at the same time, double his efforts. As part of this, President Biden should address the nation. He should credit President Trump and Operation Warp Speed with the amazing achievement of funding the vaccines, reducing Covid and allowing this amazing economic recovery along with the Biden administration’s work to get the vaccines distributed and administered. Invite President Trump to make a statement encouraging vaccination, or play the clip from Fox News where he said people should get vaccinated. I realize that giving President Trump more credit than he deserves and minimizing his otherwise disastrous response to Covid may give President Trump a certain legitimacy he doesn’t deserve and potentially help him in 2024.
Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day: Greg Pence- 2021 Update
Greg Pence is the slightly more crooked brother to former VP Mike Pence, and the U.S. House Rep. for Indiana's 6th Congressional District. Did we mention he's voting on bills that show he's siding with the insurrectionists who want to hang his brother? On this date one year ago, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled the U.S. House Representative from Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, Greg Pence, who yes, is the older brother of former Vice President Mike Pence, whom Greg would call “Bubbles” in their youth. (Frankly, that’s the most humanizing thing I’ve ever heard about either Pence, who have all the charisma of jars of mayonnaise past their expiration.) Indiana’s 6th Congressional District has a +18 Republican lean, and yes, that’s a tie for the most conservative lean of any district in the state.
While Biden works to strengthen democracy at home and abroad, Trump is still ‘doing Putin's work’
We have people within our own country who are doing Putin’s work. In the U.S., one party has become a major illiberal outlier: The Republican Party. Trump is not just Putin’s puppet, he’s unwittingly acting in the interests of the Chinese government as well. President Biden, meanwhile, has been not only working to pass progressive legislative policies, he’s been working to strengthen our very system of democracy. In other words, he’s been doing America’s work.
A deadly shooting at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston
On Thursday night, a murder-suicide took place at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston, a popular destination for children in the Houston area. Around 8pm, the gunman went to the second-floor bar and opened fire on a couple that were on the opposite side of the gunman. Around the time the Houston Police Department (HPD) were called into the scene, the gunman has killed himself via a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The relation between the couple and the gunman initially was ambivalent, but the female survivor stated that neither her nor her husband knew the gunman. The small silver lining is that the bar wasn’t crowded during the scene, although some children were present at the scene.
Oligarchy: When Brutal Capitalism Becomes More Important than Democracy
Image by Gerd Altmann from PixabayIn an oligarchy, the rich can get away with anything and average people who try to stop harms to themselves and their communities get crushed. Then, as the Washington Post noted yesterday:“The family members — including Richard Sackler, David Sackler, Mortimer D.A. But because the crime they committed was mostly against average Americans rather than against big companies or rich people, they’ll quietly retire to one of their chalets or mansions. It has transformed America from a democracy to an oligarchy, and the point of no return is now visible. And that presents a true crisis for America, because oligarchy is almost always merely a transitional phase in the evolution of full-blown tyranny and/or fascism.
PWB Peeps: Freiday Follies and Furries
The only damage is mine...I woke up a few days ago with a sore throat, and it is now a voice thief!! If you have health/behavior issues with your pootie or woozle, feel free to bring it to the community. There are some pics we never post: snakes, spiders, creepy crawlies, any and all photos that depict or encourage human cruelty toward animals. snakes, spiders, creepy crawlies, any and all photos that depict or encourage human cruelty toward animals. ? It should not need to be said, but ANY/ALL photos that imply or encourage human violence against an animal will be considered verboten!
Good News Roundup for Friday, July 9, 2021: do the next right thing
Working on the next stepWelcome ? to Friday’s Roundup of Good News! ? Out with the Bad, In with the Good ?Having tfg in office led to the deaths of so many. There`s this federal law that is designed to shield gun manufacturers from lawsuits, that this runs right up against. Here`s blue state New York today going on offense to say, hey, we`ll test it. 1, 2, 3: We open, share, and then savor the Roundup , because outreach, timing, acceleration, distractions, and the vicissitudes of memory.
Guarding Mess: previous guy still gouging taxpayers on cost of Secret Service protection
Big Lie, Big Tech, and the Big Grift goes on… and the emoluments never got examined. Former president Donald Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J., charged the Secret Service nearly $10,200 for guest rooms used by his protective detail during Trump’s first month at the club this summer, newly released spending records show. The records — released by the Secret Service in response to a public-records request — show that the ex-president has continued a habit he began in the first days of his presidency: charging rent to the agency that protects his life. "Trump seems always willing to attack anyone who disagrees with him, or whom he does not see as sufficiently supportive of him. As a result, it had a ripple effect, where targeted groups (due to immigration status, race, religion, sexuality, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.)
Texas Gun Laws Reaping The Rancid Harvest They Have Sown. An Innocent Teen Astros Fan Pays Price.
I want to make something clear here-there are horriffic acts of gun violence daily nationwide. David Castro was 17 years-old with a massive intellect, a love for people, and a bright future that could have changed the world. By making a gun as easy to get as a Swiss Army Knife at Wal-Mart, it seems all efforts to protect the citizenry from gun crime has been abandoned. Out of the three people in the truck, 17-year-old David Castro was the only one struck. They have to go because it was not a throwing knife that took the life of David Castro.
Vanity Fair: 'Trump f*cking hates DeSantis' and 'there's going to be a blowup'
The sources agreed that DeSantis and Trump are on an inevitable collision course as the 2024 GOP field takes shape. “There’s going to be a blowup,” a prominent Republican said. Not only did DeSantis narrowly defeat Trump in a recent conservative straw poll, Trump also insists DeSantis would be nowhere without Trump. For much of the 2018 gubernatorial primary, DeSantis trailed Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam. According to Sherman, DeSantis has also shown a semblance of a backbone when dealing with Trump.
Republicans push a claim they know is not just false, but deadly, because hate is all they've got
As NPR reports, low vaccination rates in Republican counties are creating centers of disease that threaten to spread into a fourth wave across the nation. This is particularly true of southwest Missouri, which has emerged as the go-to place for a delta variant explosion. As KMOV reports, Missouri has been ranked as the “least safe state” both on the chances of testing positive for COVID-19 and the chances of dying from the disease. Instead, as ABC News reports, Republican Gov. Carlson probably regrets making those statements on Tuesday, because they actually came before President Biden discussed door-to-door volunteers, leaving Carlson with a shortage of superlatives for his next assault.
California will experience a second grisly, punishing heatwave.
The National Weather Service has issued a heatwave warning for most of California, beginning at noon today and not ending until Monday or even Tuesday. This will be the second heat dome over the state since the beginning of summer. Less power available for other states in the West, less power for California to import during the next heat wave. “Boosted cloud cover and higher surface dew points will keep nighttime temperatures elevated and minimize nocturnal relief,” warned the Weather Service in Las Vegas. Attached is a comprehensive list of cooling centers in impacted areas of California.
Morning Digest: Progressives gained unprecedented clout in New Mexico legislature via key 2020 wins
Taylor's campaign came to an end months later, though, when former state Rep. and eventual winner Barry Moore narrowly edged her out 20.5-19.9 for the second spot in the runoff. In the Senate race, Littwin mentions that some Republicans "are encouraging" former state Rep. Clarice Navarro to run, but there's no word on her interest. ? GA-Sen: Republican Rep. Governors? AK-Gov: Former Democratic state Rep. Les Gara announced Wednesday that he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential bid against Republican Gov. House? AZ-02: State Rep. Daniel Hernandez recently earned an endorsement from the Arizona Federation of Teachers for next year's open seat Democratic primary.
Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Nikole Hannah-Jones story arc continues to resonate
So there’s a lot of, “You know, I was a reporter.” Walter Hussman can legitimately say that—with a few important asterisks. When I was 27, I was a beat reporter going to fires, murder scenes, protests and government meetings. As a Black woman, she had to work longer and harder than I did to get ahead in newsrooms. In a new survey of 1,137 likely voters from June 30th to July 1st, Data for Progress examined likely voter support towards the components of the infrastructure bill. Voters support each individual component of the proposed bill, with notable support across parties.
Texas Republicans start another push to make it harder for Black and brown people to vote
Republicans claim that these measures are all necessary to crack down on election fraud. Texas Democrats are vowing to keep up their fight to block these voter suppression measures, up to and including walking out again to deny Republicans the quorum they need. But when Texas Democrats blocked the last voter suppression effort, they made clear that they cannot do this all on their own. “Federal lawmakers need to get their shit together and pass the For The People Act,” one lawmaker tweeted at the time. “The president understands us to be in a moment of peril in terms of our democracy.
Yes, please, Republicans—vote against Biden's tax hike on the rich and corporations!
That's right, Democratis Sen. Kyrsten Sinema who has forced this whole rigamarole of "bipartisan negotiations" because she refuses to just support her president. Rob PortmanBecause, remember, the whole point for Republicans is delay, delay, delay and stop anything good from happening. Or as GOP leadership team member Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming says, "I want to make Joe Biden a one-half-term president." If McConnell wasn't able to scuttle this deal on his own, he's now got some heavyweight conservative groups helping him out. That should mean fully funding the IRS and raising corporate taxes.
So, Is this A Conspiracy?
Congress Switchboard: 202-224-3121"Rob Kall?s Bottom-Up: Tapping the Power of the Connection Revolution takes a very holistic view of bottom-up thinking and action, from changes in our psychology to our systems of work, living and governance. As someone who's been working to make bottom-up economics a reality for over 30 years, this book reinforces the need for and potential of redirecting our priorities-- and resources--from the few at the top to the many at the bottom." Anthony Flaccavento, author of Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up
Powerful interest groups join the fray on infrastructure in battle for soul of the Republican Party
As of yet the maximum number of senators who have been willing to buck him has been six. That's how many Republicans refused to grant his "personal favor," and voted for the Jan. 6 commission. With these battling far-right pressure groups lining up against one another, Politico is still going with the Democrats in disarray narrative. If Manchin is there, Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema is unlikely to be willing to stand on her own in opposition. "If you add the two plans together, it would be the biggest bill in the history of the country.
'Time is of the essence': Advocates say Afghan allies and families must be evacuated now, not August
And that’s why we’re asking the Congress to consider changing the law.” But that’s just not true, advocates and experts responded. “Biden is wrong about evacuating our allies to the United States and processing them here,” responded American Immigration Council policy counsel Aaron Reichlin-Melnick. President Biden has said U.S. forces are set to leave the nation on Aug. 31. “We need to act now to bring all these allies to Guam, if President Biden truly meant ‘speed is safety,’ it would apply to Afghan allies’ lives, not just American ones. President Biden stated that ‘speed is safety’ regarding Americans leaving Afghanistan, and that’s no less true for Afghan allies.”
Toyota halts donations to GOP seditionists under threat of an ad campaign highlighting its donations
The Republican anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project had announced earlier in the day that it planned to release an ad campaign targeting companies that were donating to pro-sedition GOP lawmakers. Toyota had originally been part of a cadre of major companies that made high-profile announcements saying they would temporarily halt donations to GOP lawmakers who voted against certification while they reassessed their political giving. The Lincoln Project not only released an initial ad but also announced a series of target markets designed to put the squeeze on the company, writes the Detroit News. The Lincoln Project subsequently said it would not air the ad and has yet to name new corporate targets. "We hope that the rest of corporate America will follow their lead—we’ll be there to make sure of it," said Lincoln Project spokesperson RC Di Mezzo.
Court rules against demolition of empty Lifta homes
Former Lifta residents, Rabbis for Human Rights, and the Jafra Association, a Palestinian heritage organization, filed a petition in March of last year that called for the courts to freeze the bidding process and the transfer of the public assets into private hands. In the original plan from the Israel Lands Authority, the survey was to be carried out by the contractors performing the construction. Activists and the Antiquities Authority wanted an independent survey, carried out by the Antiquities Authority or other independent experts. The area also has buildings from the First Temple period and the Crusader period. However, conservation experts such as Shweky are worried that the ravages of time, weather and vandals will destroy the buildings if they are not actively preserved.
Arab village of Lifta, abandoned in '48, to house new Israel homes
The development plan, once signed, will be in effect for 98 years, with the ability to extend the deal at a later point. Lifta - Mei Neftoach in Hebrew - is the western-most neighborhood in Jerusalem, was abandoned in 1948 and is the last Arab town inside Jerusalem from that time that has yet to be resettled. cnxps.cmd.push(function () { cnxps({ playerId: '36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b' }).render('4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6'); });if(window.location.pathname.indexOf("656089") != -1){console.log("hedva connatix");document.getElementsByClassName("divConnatix")[0].style.display ="none";}In 2017, Lifta was declared a national nature reserve by Israel. Yakoub Odeh, 81, was eight-years-old when the town was abandoned, and expressed the anger felt by others: "We are in pain and in shock... "After years of delays the ILA published a public bid notice for rebuilding the new neighborhood in Lifta."
So, Is this A Conspiracy?
Congress Switchboard: 202-224-3121"Rob Kall's Bottom Up is a revaluation of values, not the empty mouthing of the word 'democracy' that is so common, but the application of belief in popular wisdom to every aspect of life. Actually believing that the views of more people is better, means a new way of thinking about the world that is democratic, feminist, localist, populist, and radically richer than the elitist perspectives that are more common even in the parts of the world that shout the word 'democracy' the most. Here we come to understand both the power of small groups and the upsides to internet crowd sourcing, the potential of nonviolent movements and ways in which the past has not been what we supposed. Don't just read this book; get lots of people to read and talk about it." David Swanson, host, Talk Nation Radio, author of War No More: The Case for Abolition.
Catholic Exorcist Inadvertently Helps Deists and All Freethinkers!
Roman Catholic exorcist Monsignor Stephen Rossetti (pictured above) has given Deists the ammunition/material needed for an assault against the ungodly, harmful, deadly, and irrational nonsense of Christianity. Specifically against an essential pillar of Christianity - fear. This weapon in the arsenal of the clergy of fear of Satan, demons and devils greatly benefits the clergy. Each time she said that, according to Rossetti, "Satan would burn a cross into her [skin] many times until finally he was cast out." Without faith/gullibility in large numbers of people, the "revealed" religions will fall.
The Growth of Robocolleges
In a previous Higher Education Inquirer article, I presented some frightening full-time faculty numbers at some large online universities. The business model in higher education for reducing labor power and faculty costs is not reserved to for-profit colleges. Outsourcing higher education has been a reality in US higher education for decades. To get a small glimpse of this phenomenon, these schools cumulatively have about 3000 full-time instructors for a half-million students. Devry University online: 53 F/T instructors for about 17,000 students.
China plans mass rocket launch to divert asteroid that could wipe out life on Earth
The 78 billion kilogram Bennu has a 1-in-2700 chance of hitting the EarthChinese researchers want to send more than 20 rockets from the country to practise diverting asteroids away from Earth. Scientists at China’s National Space Science Centre found in simulations that 23 Long March 5 rockets, which weigh 900 tonnes when they leave the planet, hitting simultaneously could divert an asteroid from its original path by nearly 9,000 kilometres – 1.4 times the Earth’s radius.
Sonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Up
man on a tightrope between the twin towers(Image by johnny.guernica) Details DMCASonnet: Fallen, Can't Get Upby John Kendall Hawkins. Morse tweetin' with his dashy dots: tightwirepacing wiz between beast and Über hire. First time I held roses up to my loveshe smiled and smelt and she said, "Why white dove?" The worst crime committed's a double-bind --hearsed, limed, six deep in love at the same time. Well, ain't no Nietzsche's gonna help me now --fell, falling, bim bang boom kazowie pow.
The decline of Washington's global hegemony & the looming anti-colonial revolt within U.S. borders
What do the events of the War on Terror say about what's going to occur within U.S. borders? As The Washington Post reported about the infamous revelations from 2019's Afghanistan papers: "Dark money sloshed all around. Indeed, it was nothing unusual; attempting to bribe Afghanistan officials had been central to Washington's strategy since the start of the war. These units are critical to the Houthis' ability to defend territory, harass enemy forces, and plan and launch offensives. As conditions in the core of the empire worsen, it's becoming inevitable that an equivalent armed anti-colonial proletarian resistance will emerge within U.S. borders.
Starting a New Discussion
However, there's little discussion on the pushes and pulls that are making our world less safe and how to use arms control to dampen those tensions. In addition, there's little discussion of the history of diplomacy and the various times the world was plunged into war and how many lives were lost. As writer Daryl Kimball stated in this story "Engage China on Arms Control? As stated by Kimball, Biden should work toward a bilateral nuclear security with China that takes Chinese concerns into account. However, a real discussion will not take place without leadership, perhaps from Blinken.
Hands Off Haiti!
Associated Press headline, July 8: "Biden with few options to stabilize Haiti in wake of slaying." State Department spokesman Ned Price says "It is still the view of the United States that elections this year should proceed." The way forward and out of that culpability is less, not more, interference in Haiti's affairs. If the US government really needs a "Haiti policy," that policy should include two elements: Free trade and welcoming refugees. Beyond that, hands off Haiti.
Removing The Bedrock Of Liberalism
Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. The sheer volume of jargon words, and their mutual relationships, along with the usual internal bitter controversies, all serve to sow confusion. What the "Critical Race Theory" debate is really about. Scott Baker is a Managing Editor & The Economics Editor at Opednews, and a blogger for Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Global Economic Intersection. His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:http://www.americaisnotbroke.net/Scott is a former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group.
Governments must adopt a strong political declaration that the global crisis mandates
Governments must unite together to adopt a strong Ministerial Declaration at the ongoing United Nations High Level Political Forum(Image by CNS) Details DMCABecause if they do not, then we are doomed to fail to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 (for which only 104 months are left). The Covid-19 pandemic and cascading humanitarian crises warrant governments to adopt a strong enough Ministerial Declaration at HLPF 2021 which is critical for progressing towards a resilient recovery post-pandemic as well as for SDGs. The Ministerial Declaration is a major outcome of the HLPF, but sadly our governments failed to adopt one last year. To achieve this, it is an absolute imperative that the governments at the HLPF adopt a strong Ministerial Declaration this year to address these issues effectively. Even before the pandemic, a large majority of the global population was reeling under the severe impact of deep rooted injustices and inequalities.
Global Climate Change
That's a problem because, in the long run, climate change is the most serious problem we face. There's abundant evidence about the climate change problem. During the Trump Administration, it was well known that Donald Trump did not regard climate change as a serious problem. For this reason, the White House press secretary, and other administration press channels, did not talk about climate change. In addition, for many years, Fox News (Click Here ) has denigrated climate change and spread the lie that human activity is not overheating our climate.
Giuliani Isn’t Alone in Possible Ties to Foreign Lobbying in Trump White House
Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney and former New York City mayor, urged Trump in 2017 to drop federal charges against Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader. If the DOJ concludes Giuliani lobbied on behalf of Turkish interests, Giuliani could be forced to register as a foreign agent. The Turkish government paid the firm over $1.2 million in 2017, $1.7 million in 2018 and $769,000 in 2019. Greenberg Traurig has claimed its lobbying was ethical and that it separated Guiliani’s legal work from its foreign lobbying. Giuliani wouldn’t be the only lobbying tie Turkey had to the Trump White House.
Drugmakers’ Spending on Stock, Dividends and Executive Pay Exceeds Research, Democrats Say
And they can do it largely because Congress has imposed few restrictions on their pricing in the United States — including in the Medicare program, which is not permitted to negotiate drug prices, House Democrats say. “Despite Big Pharma’s lip service about innovation, many drug companies are not actually spending significant portions of their research-and-development budget to discover innovative new treatments,” Maloney told reporters in a conference call. 3, included in a massive bill that Democrats are preparing under what is known as the budget reconciliation process. “With the savings on the lower drug prices, we can invest in transformational improvements in American health care,” Pelosi said. It also notes that the company identified about $5.19 billion in R&D for Humira, about 7.4% of the drug’s net U.S. revenue.
Rudy Giuliani is being scrutinized for foreign lobbying. He may have been one of many in the Trump White House.
An inquiry the Justice Department has reportedly launched an inquiry into Rudy Giuliani may reveal even more undisclosed lobbying. Giuliani, Trump’s former personal attorney and former New York City mayor, urged Trump in 2017 to drop federal charges against Reza Zarrab, an Iranian-Turkish gold trader. If the DOJ concludes Giuliani lobbied on behalf of Turkish interests, Giuliani could be forced to register as a foreign agent. Greenberg Traurig has claimed its lobbying was ethical and that it separated Guiliani’s legal work from its foreign lobbying. Giuliani wouldn’t be the only lobbying tie Turkey had to the Trump White House.
Battleground Baltimore: Ghost Guns in Baltimore
And the increase in ghost guns is hard to convincingly connect to an increase in violent crime. In 2019, BPD seized 30 ghost guns and 43 obliterated guns out of a total of 2,202 guns. In 2020, BPD seized 128 ghost guns and 59 obliterated guns out of a total of 2,242 guns. This year, as of May 19, 2021, BPD seized 140 ghost guns and 60 obliterated guns out of a total of 823 guns. In particular, he explained, “ghost guns” are often invoked as part of the world of right-wing militias.
Big Pharma Spend More on Exective Pay and Dividends Than Research
And they can do it largely because Congress has imposed few restrictions on their pricing in the United States — including in the Medicare program, which is not permitted to negotiate drug prices, House Democrats say. “Despite Big Pharma’s lip service about innovation, many drug companies are not actually spending significant portions of their research-and-development budget to discover innovative new treatments,” Maloney told reporters in a conference call. “With the savings on the lower drug prices, we can invest in transformational improvements in American health care,” Pelosi said. It also notes that the company identified about $5.19 billion in R&D for Humira, about 7.4% of the drug’s net U.S. revenue. “We are committed to working with policymakers on commonsense, bipartisan solutions that address the real challenges patients face,” Newell said.
Chuck Schumer Vows to Push for Creation of Civilian Climate Corps
After being targeted by progressive climate campaigners, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made clear on Wednesday that he will work to include the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps in evolving federal infrastructure legislation. Schumer (D-N.Y.) issued a lengthy statement outlining his support for the inclusion of a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC), which was inspired by a New Deal-era program and formally unveiled as legislation earlier this year by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) “In the upcoming American Jobs and Families Plans legislation, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to confront the climate crisis and create millions of middle-class, family-sustaining union jobs,” Schumer said. “We must go big and bold with a Civilian Climate Corps. “I also want to enlist a new generation of climate, conservation, and… resilience workers, like FDR did… preserving our landscape with a Civilian Conservation Corps,” the president said.
Head of Dam-Building Company Convicted in Murder of Activist Berta Cáceres
Yet, land and water defenders fighting to save the planet face threats ranging from intimidation to imprisonment to assassination. On Monday, the Honduran Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, found Roberto David Castillo guilty of ordering the murder of Berta Cáceres. His conviction won’t bring Berta Cáceres back, but it might deter similar attacks and ultimately save lives. “Berta Cáceres was someone who called out Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration constantly,” Pitzer College professor Suyapa Portillo, said on the Democracy Now! As the climate emergency intensifies, we all have a responsibility to protect front line defenders like Berta Cáceres.
In Win for Overdose Prevention, Rhode Island Approves Harm Reduction Centers
Under President Trump, the Justice Department declared safe consumption sites illegal. Safe drug consumption sites operate in countries across the world and are known by many names, including supervised injection sites, supervised consumption services and overdose prevention programs. Safe consumption sites in Canada and other countries also provide pathways to addiction treatment for those who want it. During Senate confirmation hearings, Garland said he could not comment on safe consumption sites because the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Safehouse was still pending. Whether any of that money will eventually reach safe consumption sites may depend on how the Biden-Harris administration reacts to the news out of Rhode Island.
The US Government Wants Palestine to Fade From View. Don’t Let It.
While missiles in flight and buildings collapsing to rubble make for engrossing evening news, the ongoing violence in occupied Palestine is far more quotidian in nature. The rule also prohibits Palestinians from publishing any political material without prior approval from the Israeli military. The United States is directly supporting a country administering a widespread ethnonationalist project punctuated by a brutal military occupation. The United States is directly supporting a country administering a widespread ethnonationalist project punctuated by a brutal military occupation. Again, we the tax-paying public of the United States are funding this.
Biden “Dealt a Better Hand” Than Any President Ever, Stephen Miller Claims
“No president in history has been dealt a better hand on day one than President Biden,” Miller said on Fox News’ “Hannity” program. Miller went on to tout what he considered Trump’s major accomplishments, suggesting that they have helped Biden since he took office earlier this year. “Think about what President Trump left him and what it’s become,” Miller said. “He left him a Middle East that was at the dawn of a new peace, the most secure border in American history, energy abundance — and we had more energy than we knew what to do with.”Stephen Miller: No President in history has been dealt a better hand on day one than President Biden. However, the most obvious omission by Miller was the coronavirus pandemic, with the daily death rate in the U.S. at its highest during the weeks as Trump left office and Biden assumed the presidency.
Texas Pushes “Worst Voter Suppression Bill” as Activists Demand Urgent Action
And so, this is just, you know, again, one of the worst bills — this would make it the worst voter suppression bill in the country. Among them, “don’t come relying on activists to out-organize voter suppression to compensate for your legislative failures. We are litigating at the Legal Defense Fund in Georgia, challenging their voter suppression law. Twenty-five million dollars is not nearly enough to combat the kind of voter suppression that we’re seeing. The denial of the vote to D.C. is one of the oldest forms of voter suppression.
Progressives Demand Green New Deal as New York Floods and West Prepares for Heat
Indeed, over just the past weeks, the U.S. has been hit with climate emergency after climate emergency. “Firenados” are becoming more frequent in California and New York City’s subways are flooding before tropical storm Elsa has even hit the region. Most, if not all, of these emergencies have been brought on and worsened by the climate crisis. They also emphasize that strong climate provisions are vital for the upcoming reconciliation bill. “This is the very least we can do to avert the worst of the climate crisis.
Loose Women's Jane Moore posts rare picture of daughter Ellie
Jane Moore is enjoying some quality time with her eldest daughter Ellie, as the pair have been embarking on a tour of the south coast in a very classy vintage VW camper van. The Loose Women panelist shared a picture of herself and Ellie posing in front of their vibrant red and white camper van named Scarlett, and added the caption: "Touring the gorgeous Dorset in a vintage VW camper van called Scarlett with my eldest daughter. "The rain was so torrential on the first night we thought we might float away, but it’s brightened up wonderfully now. She thinks I disapprove when she lets her hair down, but I don't really – just when I get woken up!" *This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
Doctor Who sets John Bishop first appearance with Jodie Whittaker
Doctor Who has officially ramped up promotion for series 13 with John Bishop's first live appearance as a cast member. Fans will be able to watch live as the Doctor Who team are joined by moderator Melanie McFarland and a "very special surprise guest". Bishop joins Doctor Who for its new series as Dan, but there is little else known about how he comes to travel with The Doctor. Could the next Doctor – whoever they may be – be the "very special guest" at Doctor Who's Comic-Con@Home panel? For more information on Doctor Who: Time Fracture, head this way – tickets are also available via retailers including LOVEtheatre, London Theatre Direct, Fever and Ticketmaster.
In 2021, It’s Time To Stop Calling Human Beings Fake
But the first big moment of discourse arrived ceremoniously on Tuesday evening as the nation was divided over PE teacher Hugo Hammond’s comments describing his dislike for women he labelled “fake”, alluding to cosmetic procedures. During a game of “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, Hugo revealed his biggest turn off was “fakeness”, which he went on to confirm meant “personality and looks”. While describing his ideal woman, Hugo reiterated that he preferred “natural” women over “fakeness” several times. At the time a taboo subject, Ford surprised many with her openness about the procedure. Yet in 2021, 42 years after Ford’s groundbreaking comments, cosmetic surgery is still largely stigmatised, despite its prevalence.
Want More Grey Hair Inspo? Look No Further Than Tracee Ellis Ross
In what can only be described as a prize-winning week for grey hair, Tracee Ellis Ross has also showed off her “sculptural grey” in an Instagram post paying homage to the shade. Instagram content View on InstagramMaking her silver roots a feature rather than disguising them, the actress and founder of haircare brand Pattern, wore her hair up in an architectural style, braided with black rope, silver hair glowing around her hairline. Hairstylist Chuck Amos was behind the look. Pairing the striking up-do with a gentle smudgy black eyeliner and bare, freckled skin, Ellis Ross joins a whole host of high profile women who are going grey in style. Earlier in the week, Andie MacDowell flew the silver flag on the Cannes red carpet, where she was also joined by Jodie Foster and Helen Mirren, both of whom are excellent grey poster girls.
Let The Games Begin: Dina Asher-Smith Is Sprinting Towards Olympic Glory
Charlotte WalesPrecisely six hours before the starting gun goes on race day, Dina Asher-Smith can be found sitting in front of a mirror, wearing a Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask from The Body Shop. Asher-Smith explains, “When I’m out on the track, I’m not thinking about what I look like. Doesn’t matter how nervous you might feel, if you need to do your eyeliner, you cannot be shaking.”Dina has always loved make-up. Dina wants to look fantastic. If she wins – when she wins – she’ll be on the six o’clock news, her face plastered on the front of the newspapers.
Isabelle Huppert Steals The Show At Cannes In A Deceptively Simple Gown
And is there any better setting to show off your style prowess than at a glitzy Cannes premiere? While the long-sleeve, form-fitting black dress fell comfortably within the Cannes dress codes, the slit ran all the way up to the waistline, exposing a pair of Balenciaga’s infamous thigh-high stretch-satin knife boots in a matching shade of black. To finish the look, Huppert opted for diamond bracelets worn over the sleeves, glitzy hoop earrings, and black sunglasses to protect her retinas from the blinding chaos of paparazzi flashes, naturally. It’s hard to put your finger on what exactly it is about Isabelle Huppert’s style that makes a chic and classic red carpet look feel larger than life. Among a sea of frothy ballgowns, her outfit felt like the night’s boldest look.
Kaia Gerber’s Denim Dinner Look Has An Air Of ’90s Cindy
Despite the 30-year gap between Kaia Gerber and her mother Cindy Crawford’s modelling careers, their respective off-duty wardrobes follow a similar style formula. The renaissance of ’90s fashion trends has meant that Kaia has adopted numerous staples that Cindy championed in her heyday. Like Cindy, the young supermodel boasts an expansive denim repertoire. Take her recent look, for example. For dinner with friends in West Hollywood, she picked a simple dark-wash denim zip-up jumpsuit.
From The Archive: Isabelle Huppert On The Secret To Mastering French Style
Mention the word Parisienne, and a certain woman leaps to mind: hair tousled, face bare, in an eleg­antly understated outfit. I was born in Paris and have lived here most of my life, but I cannot give you a precise definition of French style. In short, if British fashion is about capturing and reflecting a particular moment, French fashion is about transcending it. Venetia ScottI did not care much about style rules for most of my life. As an actress, if you are any good, you must recognise that every outfit is a puzzle, each sartorial detail a clue.
5 Things To Know About Rejina Pyo’s Wonderfully Individual AW21 Collection
“You don’t even have to ask people where something is from because it screams it out loud,” asserts Pyo of the heavily logoed pieces dominating the luxury and streetwear markets. Feeling nostalgic about her Central Saint Martins days, where she and her peers mixed vintage with charity shop buys and archive family pieces, she decided to take that mix-and-match vibe and run with it this season. “I like the eclectic looks from the olden days, where you might borrow your brother’s hoodie and wear it with your sister’s dress,” she shares. Incidentally, Pyo’s hoodies also look like they have been customised, from the interesting DIY print motif and faded organic cotton to the adapted neckline. The message: individualism all the way in Pyo’s world.
Hailey Bieber Shuts Down Instagram In The Sexiest Dress Of Summer
Hailey Bieber is all tied up and can’t come to the phone right now. This was just one of the comments flooding the model’s Instagram post of her wearing a tie-side, cut-out back Dundas dress that screamed sex appeal. Queen of the vibrant red-carpet look, Jodie Turner- Smith, wore a canary-yellow version of the laced-up design to the premiere of Zola, while Ciara wore the fiery leopard-print version for her fifth anniversary dinner with Russell Wilson. The latter prompted her husband to say, “You leave me speechless”, and proved why Peter is an A-list favourite for fabulously decadent evening wear made for special occasions. Since launching his brand in 2017 with a little help from Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards, Peter’s hyper-feminine pieces have found their way onto Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkowski and the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
“We All Want To See That Sun-Kissed, Freckled Girl”: Clare Richardson On Styling Margot Robbie In A Cover Shoot That Feels So Right For Now
We shot a series of Polaroids the day before and Margot loved them, so I knew we had nailed the fashion. The shoot almost seems similar to candid boyfriend pictures of the girl we would all love to look like. Although she liked the vibrant Victoria Beckham and frou-frou Alexandre Vauthier dresses, Margot looked most at home in the girl-next-door shirting and swimwear. We all want to see that sun-kissed, freckled girl that looks effortlessly classic. Margot is on the cover of British Vogue now, but the photos don’t necessarily belong to a certain era.
John Galliano Films An Epic Movie Scenario For His Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection
Just as more or less everyone else in Paris has been tentatively reverting to the runway show norm, John Galliano beckoned his audience to the wide-screen premiere of his spectacular movie A Folk Horror Tale at a cinema on the Champs Élysées. It’s mind-blowing,” Galliano enthused. “It meant that if I wanted to shoot in the Outer Hebrides, or see a lunar eclipse, I could. I poured in all these thunderous clouds with pink and grey undertones – if it was on location, that would be over in three minutes. Honestly, the director of photography is like royalty.
5 expert tips to acing the graphic neon eye look
To complete the look, the pop star wore a set of lime-green nails and a bronze tan. Acielle / Style Du MondeCut to Off-White’s AW21 show, and, once again, neon took centre stage. “The name of the show was Laboratory of Fun, which instantly led me to colourful makeup ideas, and Virgil wanted a strong eye,” Martini tells Vogue. “Neon is like bringing a flashlight to your face and, in this case, to your eyes. It was important that these looks reflected a kind of self-expression that could suit anyone, no matter the gender or age.”Here, Martini shares her top tips for creating the perfect neon eye with a cool, modern twist.
At Dior's couture show, the set was gilded with the work of students from Indian non-profit, Chanakya School of Craft
Since assuming the role of Dior’s first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri has been incorporating a feminist flair into all of her work. In her inaugural collection, models strutted down the spring 2017 runway in the insta-worthy ‘We should all be feminists’ T-shirts—inspired by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay. Chiuri has since collaborated with a slew of notable female creatives for her collections as well as her presentations. Last year, for the spring haute couture show, Chiuri tapped feminist art legend Judy Chicago to pay homage to ‘The Divine Feminine’. Jospin, who is known for her elaborate cardboard structures, dreamed up a world of her own characterised by walls of foliage, boulders and imaginary architecture.
13 of the most controversial films in Cannes history
Throughout its illustrious, seven-decade history, the Cannes Film Festival has never been afraid to embrace a little controversy. Sometimes it’s a film’s content, like when Gaspar Noé’s relentlessly violent thriller Irreversible caused multiple festivalgoers to faint in 2002. Even the festival’s well-reviewed films can’t fully escape Cannes-induced scrutiny. A director winning the festival’s top honor—the highly coveted Palme d’Or—doesn’t mean their acceptance speech will be audible over a chorus of boos. That’s part of it.”In honor of the festival returning to an in-person gathering this month, Vogue took a look back at some of the most notorious films in Cannes history that stirred up drama along the Croisette.
Kareena Kapoor Khan reveals her Pregnancy Bible: “This book is like my third child”
Earlier this year, Kareena Kapoor Khan delivered her second child and moved to a new home in Bandra with husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan to accommodate her growing family. Throughout her second pregnancy, the actor was refreshingly candid about the struggles that come with the experience, and also offered her followers lots of tips on staying fit and healthy. Instagram content View on InstagramNow, taking her efforts a notch further, Kapoor Khan has shared the first look of her book detailing her unique pregnancy experiences. Titled Kareena Kapoor Khan's Pregnancy Bible, the book is a “very personal account of what I experienced both physically and emotionally through both my pregnancies,” the actor shared in a recent Instagram announcement. “This has been quite the journey… both my pregnancies and writing my Pregnancy Bible.
BTS and Louis Vuitton’s new fashion film is a game changer
If you thought the menswear season had officially wrapped, Virgil Abloh and BTS have news for you. The Louis Vuitton designer surprised the world with the release of a spin-off fashion film dedicated to his fall/winter 2021 menswear collection and modelled by the members of the world’s biggest boy band. Back in April, the members of BTS became Vuitton house ambassadors and have filled their wardrobes with monogrammed pieces ever since. The fashion film marks their first big project for the brand. The futuristic film gets points for originality and its interpretation of each member’s style—those engraved wraparound logo shades never looked as cool as they do on Jimin.
Meet the brand bringing pre-loved South Asian couture to our wardrobes
In 2020, the World Economic Forum reported that the global fashion industry accounted for 10 per cent of the world’s total carbon emissions, and 20 per cent of all industrial water pollution. With the rise of resale, pre-loved and designers who are keeping sustainability at their core, a mindful industry is finally within reach, albeit with more work to be done. In light of the current world scenario, Saritoria, a peer-to-peer platform for buying and selling pre-owned luxury is a warm welcome. The much-needed encouragement came in the form of an order placed within five minutes of listing Qureshi’s Anamika Khanna outfit. We talk to the duo on what inspired this launch and why the world needs more pre-owned and pre-loved fashion, and less newness.
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Rejina Pyo Fall 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection
In September of 2019 Rejina Pyo held her spring 2020 collection in a London library, sending out crafty, summery separates full of promise and expression. I’m fascinated by people’s lives. Pyo still wants to create a wardrobe for people’s lives, no matter how strange they might be right now. On the backs of street-cast models, meeting each other for the first time on this shoot, the off-ness feels right. Pyo has her moments of serenity too, with chunky sage green suiting cinched with a simple string.
Chanel couture beauty serves up elegant bows and rock’n’roll braids
It felt strong and a little bit punk, but with a softness and femininity that ran through the entire collection. “Virginie wanted a woman who was strong and sophisticated, with a little bit of rock from the braids. We kept it very Chanel with the bows clipped in.”Continuing on the theme of bows, the Chanel bride—personified by actor Margaret Qualley—wore her hair slicked back under a black pillbox hat adorned with a white bow. Chanel haute couture fall/winter 2021For make-up, there was once again a sense of rock’n’roll—this time by way of Tom Pecheux: a strong eye look consisting of a deep-blue under eyeliner and a thick, black wing on top. Meanwhile, skin was left matte and lips were kept neutral, drawing your attention back up to the eyes.
What Gigi Hadid's Open Letter to the Paparazzi Means for Celebrity Children
You may have already read Gigi Hadid’s open letter to the paparazzi, press, and beloved fan accounts, in which she asks to respect the privacy of her and Zayn Malik’s 10-month-old daughter, Khai. Gigi tellingly didn’t even really ask for the paps to back off completely, accepting, one assumes, that intensive press interest is part of public life. Celebrity tots, in the plainest of terms, act as an extension of our obsession with celebrity life. We want to know more than a pap shot can reveal: what they really eat, what they’re really like. A moment in which we can be jolted from our mindless consumption of celebrity image and remember the little girl behind the celebrity parents.
A Folk Horror Tale—John Galliano Films an Epic Movie Scenario for His Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection
It meant that everything could be filmed with stock library footage against an LED screen in Paris. “It meant that if I wanted to shoot in the Outer Hebrides, or see a lunar eclipse, I could. He left me speechless.”At the beginning of the movie, Galliano is seen describing the collection to Dahan as it’s being made in the Maison Margiela studio. Galliano said that he and Dahan had discussed what that means for the practices of both the worlds they work in. We can work together to produce something that’s just driven by beauty.”John Galliano’s A Folk Horror Tale can be viewed here.
Meri Brown Screams on Instagram: I've Been MANIPULATED!
Meri Brown just called out Kody Brown on Instagram. No one familiar with Meri and Kody's relationship can doubt that Meri is talking specifically here about the failed state of their romance. "I'm BRAVE, I'm STRONG, I'm COURAGEOUS, and I WILL do this." "I literally don't know how I'm going to do the rest of my life without her," Meri wrote on Instagram this spring. Three years later, the pair welcomed sister wife Janelle Brown into their plural marriage... who was followed in 1994 by Christine Brown.
Kailyn Lowry 'Disheartened' by Briana DeJesus' Chris Lopez Comments
Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is ready to go to court over comments made by costar Briana DeJesus regarding her on-again, off-again relationship with ex Chris Lopez. “Kail is disheartened by the recent untrue statements made by her fellow castmate, Briana DeJesus, concerning Kail’s absence from a recent episode and involvement in crimes that she never committed. Kail takes these statements very seriously,” the “Coffee Convos” podcast host’s assistant told In Touch in a statement on Thursday, July 8. DeJesus previously made comments about Lowry and Lopez, 27, in a June 9 interview with Celebuzz, theorizing about why Lowry was not featured in the Teen Mom 2 episode that aired on June 8. DeJesus and MTV did not immediately respond to In Touch’s request for comments.???