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29 мая, 14:42

Paul Ryan’s Favorite Charter School

How a Democratic education reformer became a conservative darling.

29 мая, 13:03

French Open 2017: Djokovic, Nadal, Pliskova and Mladenovic through – day two as it happened

Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Garbiñe Muguruza through to round twoDjokovic gets off to winning start at French Open with Agassi as coach 6.13pm BST So that’s it from me. It’s been an excellent day’s tennis, with wins for defending champions Garbiñe Muguruza and Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic, David Goffin, Karolina Pliskova, Sam Stosur and Caroline Wozniacki are also through, but there were a couple of casualties among the men’s seeds as Gilles Simon and Jack Sock were beaten. Also on her way home is Francesca Schiavone, the champion in 2010, who has played the last match of her career at Roland Garros. Good night and thanks for reading. 6.03pm BST What an extraordinary match that was, a festival of nerves, drama and unrelenting tension. Mladenovic, who admitted to Fabrice Santoro in her post-match interview that she has been having treatment on her back, was a long way from her best. And the quality was variable, with the two players making 91 unforced errors between them. But as a spectacle, you really couldn’t take your eyes off it for a moment. Breathless stuff. Continue reading...

28 мая, 13:09

French Open 2017: Thiem v Tomic, and Dan Evans in action – day one live!

All the action from the first day at Roland GarrosUnderdog status can be inspiration for Andy MurrayKonta a real contender despite clay conundrumEmail Daniel | or tweet him @DanielHarris 5.34pm BST Robredo then uncorks a monstrous topspin forehand and pulls Evans all over the court next point; he’s 5-1 ahead and needs one more game to move on. 5.32pm BST Lovely from Evans, a backhand slice down the line on the backhand side that totally gulls Robredo; break point; deuce. Continue reading...

27 мая, 21:08

Jim Bunning, U.S. senator and baseball luminary, dies at 85

The Kentucky Republican was also a baseball Hall of Famer.

27 мая, 19:07

Tom Dumoulin faces ultimate trial as Giro d’Italia heads for thrilling finale

• Thibaut Pinot of France wins penultimate stage of three-week race• Quintana leads but Dumoulin, Pinot and Nibali all within a minuteWith six riders grouped inside 90 seconds at the top of the standings going into Sunday’s final time trial, the 100th Giro d’Italia is set to provide what could be the tightest ever finish to one of the three great Tours. The Colombian Nairo Quintana wears the pink leader’s jersey after the last mountain stage, but breathing down his neck are three men: the defending champion, Vincenzo Nibali, France’s Thibaut Pinot and the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin.Respectively, the trio are 39, 43 and 53 seconds behind Quintana, and two others have an outside chance – of the podium if not the final win – the Russian Ilnur Zakarin and the Italian Domenico Pozzovivo, who are 1min 15sec and 1min 30sec back. On the flat 29.3km from the Monza race track to Milan’s Duomo, Dumoulin – a dominant time triallist thus far and in last year’s Tour de France – looks to hold the aces but the race is too close to call; after three weeks in the saddle the riders’ states of fatigue will decide the outcome. Continue reading...

27 мая, 14:57

America's Missile Defenses Against North Korea Have a Big Problem (They Only Work Half the Time)

Sebastien Roblin Security, Americas What could go wrong—besides millions of dead Americans? The conventional wisdom used to be that once an intercontinental ballistic missile shoots off from its silo into the exosphere, the best you could do was brace yourself for a mushroom cloud. There was simply no defense that could conceivably shoot one down. However, the United States today possesses a potential ace in its hand to defeat such an attack—or, more precisely, thirty-six aces. Were North Korea to fling a ballistic missile across the Pacific Ocean aimed at the continental United States, then the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) interceptors would attempt to knock them out of the sky. The GMD system’s ability to potentially destroy an ICBM is exceptionally rare. But Washington shouldn’t grow overconfident about its ballistic-missile shield: it is only designed to protect against very limited-scale attacks. Furthermore, the interceptors so far have, when tested, only hit their targets about half the time. Back in the 1980s, Reagan envisioned developing a comprehensive missile shield that would protect America from attack. However, the “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative ran into the problem that it was expensive to improve a defensive system, and relatively cheap to improve ICBMs with decoys and multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles to overwhelm the defenses. By the 1990s, a less ambitious idea known as Global Protection Against Limited Strikes had emerged. The Pentagon recognized it could not develop a defensive system that could handle the massive numbers of nuclear missiles in the Russian and Chinese arsenals. The new idea was to develop a much more limited defense in the event that the so-called rogue nations of the day—Iran, Iraq and North Korea—threatened the United States with a small number of domestically produced ballistic missiles. This developed into the prototype National Missile Defense system. In 2001, the George W. Bush administration committed itself fully to the thinking behind NMD, announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty—which had limited the deployment missile defense for the fear they would lead to an ever-escalating arms race—and created a new Ballistic Missile Defense Agency. NMD was renamed to its current GMD acronym, and rushed into production at the expense of the usual testing and procurement process. Read full article

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26 мая, 12:45

HuffPost Headline Quiz: May 19 To May 25

From President Donald Trump’s first trip abroad to the Congressional Budget Office’s finding that 23 million fewer people would have coverage under the American Health Care Act, a lot happened this week. See how well you know the week’s top stories below:  Want to ace the answers to this news quiz? Subscribe to The Huffington Post’s Morning Email: http://huff.to/2hBXNJh. Also, don’t forget to try our quiz on Google Home! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

26 мая, 07:42

GIANFORTE SLAMS OUT A WIN, ACCORDING TO THE ACE OF SPADES DECISION DESK: The lefties at young…

GIANFORTE SLAMS OUT A WIN, ACCORDING TO THE ACE OF SPADES DECISION DESK: The lefties at young adult Website* Vox.com are also calling it for Gianforte. PJTV alumnus John Phillips: “if you’re gonna bodyslam someone he picked the right target.” @existentialfish @mmfa John Phillips on CNN: What #Gianforte did was wrong but if you’re gonna […]

25 мая, 23:09

Some Republicans Blame Liberals And Journalists After GOP Candidate Body-Slams Reporter

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― Apparently, you can body-slam a reporter for asking a question and still have a place in the Republican Party. Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate running for Montana’s open House seat in the state’s special election, was charged with misdemeanor assault late Wednesday after he attacked Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian who’d gone to Montana to cover the special election there. The incident happened the day before the vote, and Gianforte hastily pulled out of previously scheduled interviews on Thursday. Back in Washington, D.C., House representatives leaving a final meeting before a weeklong recess avoided weighing in on the incident by insisting that Montana voters would decide who represents them in the Congress. Others tried to downplay the seriousness of the matter by making jokes about the media’s culpability. Rep. Duncan Hunter said of MT reporter assault, “It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it.”— Mary Clare Jalonick (@MCJalonick) May 25, 2017 Others provided rationalizations for the attack. “The actual act of what he did, there’s just no way to justify that,” said Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), who then shifted blame onto liberals. “I understand the frustrations that people feel because we can’t hardly go to a town hall without it just being a total denial of free speech. The left has created enormous polarization in this country.” The reaction from elected Republicans to the Gianforte incident reflects the odd, cynical tensions that have come to paralyze some in the Republican Party. Forced to contend with their base’s profound distrust of the press ― along with the fact that their party nominated and helped elect a president who encouraged violence against journalists ― they’ve chosen to soft-foot any shock they may have felt over an actual incident of a reporter being assaulted. On Wednesday night, Jacobs was asking Gianfonte about reaction to the latest Congressional Budget Office score for the House-passed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Montana Republican “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground” before punching the reporter, according to an account published by Fox News reporter Alicia Acuna, who was in the room. HuffPost asked nearly a dozen lawmakers about the CBO score on Thursday. No one threw any punches. And yet, when asked why Gianforte couldn’t show any such constraint, many of these lawmakers expressed disappointment with the reporters themselves. “What’s your question, do I think body slamming reporters is a good thing?” Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said, laughing at reporters. “Ya’ll really are into this.” Some even admitted ― jokingly, one presumes or hopes ― they’ve imagined assaulting a reporter themselves from time to time. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said there’s no excuse for Gianforte’s actions “as much as we’ve all thought about it.” To a large degree, House GOP leadership has their hands tied when it comes to Gianforte. If he wins, they could deny him prime committee positions. But there is little practically that they can do ― should they want to ― to prevent him from being seated. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Gianforte “should apologize,” but didn’t go so far as to call on the candidate to withdraw from the race. Others declined to express discomfort with the possibility that their newest colleague will have been so recently charged with assault. “We’ll see what the election shows,” Thornberry quipped, when pressed on whether he’s OK with serving alongside Gianforte. Out of those who spoke with HuffPost, the harshest comments came from Reps. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.). “The action is unacceptable, it’s incumbent upon all of us to call an ace and ace,” Sanford said. “Physical violence is not the hallmark of an open society and we can disagree with each other at a visceral and gut level, but you don’t take it to the point of physical contact. He crossed that line.” Cole said there’s “no excuse” for what Gianforte did. “I suspect it will have electoral consequences,” Cole said. “That’s not the way to get off on the right foot around here.” Still, neither Cole nor Sanford said Gianforte should end his campaign. The election will wrap up later Thursday night in Montana.   type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=59261430e4b061d8f81f1253,59264cc5e4b061d8f81f2930,5925e764e4b0265790f4ad60 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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25 мая, 20:40

This Career Advice Will Help You Land Your Ideal First Job

Fatou Keita landed her ideal first job at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Here, she offers career advice for recent grads looking to ace their job searches.

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24 мая, 04:45

10 MLB Players Who Don’t Belong in the Big Leagues Anymore

We're into the 2017 MLB regular season, and already there are plenty of players who prove they no longer belong in the big leagues.

23 мая, 08:00

Failing at Retirement: 11 Mistakes Baby Boomers Are Making

From a troubling sense of overconfidence to confusion about how long their savings will need to last, here are 11 retirement mistakes baby boomers make.

23 мая, 03:37

How Hitler Planned to Turn the Tide of World War II: Stealth Fighters?

Sebastien Roblin Security, You might have missed this in history class.  The Northrop testers stressed that combined with the Ho 229’s much greater speed, this modest improvement would have given defending fighters too little time to react effectively. But of course, the flying wing’s main feature was always supposed to be its speed, which could have exceeded the maximum speed of the best Allied fighters of the time by as much as 33 percent. Detection time would not have mattered greatly if it could outrun everything sent to intercept it. Furthermore, stealth would have had little usefulness in the fighter role the Ho 229 would actually have assumed, as the Allied daylight fighters ranging over Germany did not benefit from radars of their own. The Ho 229 might have been a formidable adversary over the skies of World War II, but in truth the plane was far from ready for mass production by the war’s end. While it seems a stretch to claim that the Ho 229 was intended to be a stealth aircraft, there’s little doubt that it pioneered design features that continue to see use in low-observable aircraft today. Northrop Grumman revealed this year it is developing a second flying wing stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider, to succeed its B-2 Spirit. However, it was a pair of German brothers in the service of Nazi Germany that developed the first jet-powered flying wing—which has been dubbed, debatably, “Hitler’s stealth fighter.” But maximizing speed and range, not stealth, was the primary motivation behind the bat-shaped jet plane. Walter Horten was an ace fighter pilot in the German Luftwaffe, having scored seven kills flying as wingman of the legendary Adolf Galland during the Battle of Britain. His brother Reimar was an airplane designer lacking a formal aeronautical education. In their youth, the pair had designed a series of innovative tail-less manned gliders. In 1943, Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering laid out the so-called 3x1000 specification for a plane that could fly one thousand kilometers an hour carrying one thousand kilograms of bombs with fuel enough to travel one thousand kilometers and back—while still retaining a third of the fuel supply for use in combat. Such an airplane could strike targets in Britain while outrunning any fighters sent to intercept it. Read full article

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19 мая, 12:45

HuffPost Headline Quiz: May 12 To May 18

From the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia to the death of Roger Ailes, a lot has happened this week.  See how well you know the week’s top stories below:   Want to ace the answers to this news quiz? Subscribe to The Huffington Post’s Morning Email: http://huff.to/2hBXNJh. Also, don’t forget to try our quiz on Google Home! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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18 мая, 14:17

Американцы предписали мужчинам носить летом комбинезоны

Американская марка ACED Design подготовила коллекцию мужских летних комбинезонов RompHim. Средства на реализацию проекта собирали через платформу Kickstarter. По словам представителей марки, комбинезону станут новым трендом. Первые заказы будут доставлены покупателям летом. Цена — 95 долларов.

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17 мая, 13:37

В Промышленной мальчик попал под колеса минивэна

В поселке городского типа Промышленная 16 мая случилась авария с участием автомобиля Toyota Town Ace и несовершеннолетнего пешехода

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17 мая, 12:47

Выход авиасимулятора Ace Combat 7 задерживается

Компания Bandai Namco сообщила о переносе выхода авиасимулятора Ace Combat 7. Изначально её выход был намечен на 2017 год, но компания решила перенести проект на 2018 год ради доработки и дополнительной оптимизации. Ace Combat 7 разрабатывается на движке Unreal Engine 4 для PC, PS4 и Xbox One. Обладатели PS4-версии игры и шлема виртуальной реальности PlayStation VR также получат возможность пройти несколько специальных миссий.Новый геймплей Ace Combat 7 будет представлен на выставке E3 2017, которая пройдёт в начале июня.

17 мая, 03:44

The Craziest Battleship Battles in Naval History

Robert Farley Security, These are the five most important battles of the dreadnought age. The following evening, the Japanese tried again. The Americans, virtually tapped out after months of grueling combat, went to their aces in the hole; USS Washington and USS South Dakota, a pair of fast battleships normally tasked with escorting carriers.  Four destroyers screened the two battleships.  The IJN force included the battleship Kirishima (sister of Hiei, and survivor of the first battle), four cruisers, and nine destroyers. The early stages of the night action saw the IJN warships sweep aside the U.S. Navy destroyer screen.  South Dakota and Washington became separated, and the former came under heavy fire from the entire Japanese task force, which caused high casualties and a complete loss of communications.  When the Japanese opened up on South Dakota, however, they revealed their position to USS Washington, which took the opportunity to hammer HIJMS Kirishima with her 16” and 5” guns.  Kirishima suffered mortal damage, fell out of the battle line, and eventually sank (although most of her crew was rescued).  South Dakota and Washington escaped, the latter with virtually no damage. The age of the steel line-of-battleship really began in the 1880s, with the construction of a series of warships that could carry and independently aim heavy guns external to the hull.  In 1905, HMS Dreadnought brought together an array of innovations in shipbuilding, propulsion, and  gunnery to create a new kind of warship, one that could dominate all existing battleships. Although eventually supplanted by the submarine and the aircraft carrier, the battleship took pride of place in the navies of the first half of the twentieth century. The mythology of of the battleship age often understates how active many of the ships were; both World War I and World War II saw numerous battleship engagements. These are the five most important battles of the dreadnought age. (Recommended: Could Trump Bring Back the Battleship?)  Battle of Jutland: Read full article

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16 мая, 00:00

Trump's 'Leak' and Media Hypocrisy

Ace, Ace of Spades