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23 июля, 14:28

Дилемма экс-армейца Тошича: €1 млн в "Арсенале" или смена России на Турцию?

Сегодня Тошич — свободный агент, который может выбирать себе любой новый клуб, не оглядываясь на Евгения Гинера. Президент ЦСКА пару раз отказывал сербу в трансфере, указывая на действующий контракт. Тошич продлил его летом 2014-го, за год до завершения соглашения, а теперь уходит.Причина — деньги. Сербу 30 лет, он хочет получит последний в карьере игрока "жирный" контракт и готов ради него на жертвы. Уйти из ЦСКА, где Тошич был счастлив и боролся за титулы, играл в Лиге чемпионов — жертва. Но 100 тысяч евро, а именно такой оклад просит серб, Евгений Гинер платить ни Тошичу, ни кому-то ещё сегодня не будет. В армейском клубе давно введён режим разумной экономии, а часть стратегии ЦСКА — ставка на выпускников школы и молодёжки. Благо, обе структуры хорошо работают и за Александра Головина Гинер уже сегодня может получить хорошие деньги, продав 21-летнего хавбека в Европу. Ещё есть Федор Чалов, Тимур Жамалетдинов, Никита Чернов, Астемир Гордюшенко, Хетаг Хосонов, Константин Кучаев. Все талантливы, всем Виктор Гончаренко даст шанс, пытаясь вырастить из этих парней мастеров. Они успешно играли в юношеской Лиге УЕФА, где дошли весной до четвертьфинала, уступив "Бенфике".Опыт у главного тренера ЦСКА по этой части — мама не горюй! БАТЭ, где он долго работал, был прекрасной футбольной "фермой", которая и футболистов готовила, и зарабатывала в Европе, время от времени громыхая сенсациями. ЦСКА идёт той же дорогой, ничего при этом не афишируя. Но в реальности клуб уже год-два просто перестал тратить деньги на рынке игроков, уповая на сыгранный состав, инерцию успеха, традиции и умения тренерского штаба. За Тошича семь лет назад Гинер отдал МЮ 7 миллионов фунтов, и это были серьёзные деньги. ЦСКА тогда решил рискнуть, забрав у Алекса Фергюсона ненужного ему игрока. К моменту переезда в Москву Тошич побывал в "Кёльне", куда был отдан в аренду.Агенты у Зорана всегда были умными людьми, которые работают на опережение, а не ждут развития ситуации. Благо у ЦСКА были приятные воспоминания от работы с Милошем Красичем и его продюсером Деяном Йоксимовичем. Эта акула агентского бизнеса, человек, способный позвонить Гинеру на мобильный телефон и решить с боссом ЦСКА любые вопросы без участия менеджеров клуба.Йоксимович и сегодня может звонить Гинеру, но никаких дивидендов это не принесет ни ему самому, ни его коллегам. Гинер экономит, он вообще теоретически готов продать клуб, но пока не получал на это "добро" от своих партнеров и кураторов во власти. Но теоретически всё возможно — весной Гинера атаковала группа "Альфа". Мы писали об этом, и не раз. В итоге стороны договорились, подписав досудебное соглашение, но деньги Гинер и его партнёры будут отдавать, пусть и растянув платежи на несколько лет. В любом случае, ЦСКА — тот актив, который всегда в цене. Тем более сегодня, когда у клуба есть стадион почти в центре Москвы.Но тратиться на щедрые контракты для игроков клуб не будет, это против его правил. Даже в тучные времена Гинер никогда не платил выше рынка, а уж сегодня он вообще не желает слышать о таких тратах.Сам Тошич хотел бы остаться в Москве, но вариантов в российской столице у него нет. Зато есть вариант — и предметный — в Туле. Местный клуб из скромной команды за год превратился в обеспеченную, которая знает цену деньгам. Мы писали о том, как в Туле создавали условия для команды, кто помогал главе региона привести в Тулу деньги серьёзных спонсоров. Правда, результаты, а главное — игра команды в минувшем сезоне радости никому не доставили, скорее вызывали раздражение. В итоге "Арсенал" начал сезон с новым тренером.Черногорец Миодраг Божович по прозвищу Граф умеет работать в провинциальных клубах России. Для Ростова он выиграл Кубок, Перми подарил еврокубки, "Динамо" при Графе показывало симпатичный футбол, не тратило сумасшедших сумм на игроков. Божович и сейчас не требует от клуба больших затрат, но просит купить ему двух-трёх игроков, способных дать команде качество в игре. Одного такого футболиста Граф в Тулу привёл — Горан Чаушич уехал из Испании в Россию, разорвав контракт с вылетевшей в Сегунду "Осасуной". Ещё трёх игроков "Арсенал" арендовал, в том числе россиянина Сергея Ткачёва у ЦСКА и черногорца Луку Джорджевича из "Зенита". С Тошичем вышла заминка — платить те деньги, которые хочет получить Могучая Мышь, "Арсенал" не хочет. Максимум, что может получить Тошич в Туле — 70–75 тысяч евро оклада и бонусы. Переговоры идут и должны принести результат в виде контракта. В Турцию, где Тошича хотели видеть провинциальные клубы, серб ехать не хочет, да и там ему не предлагают те деньги, которые Зоран хочет получить вне зависимости от игры и результата клуба.В конце концов, Владимир Габулов, реанимировавший свою карьеру в Туле, тоже поначалу попросил очень много, но потом договорился о варианте, который устроил всех. Тошич тоже найдёт компромисс, приехав в Тулу не как самый дорогостоящий игрок в истории клуба, но один из самых высокооплачиваемых футболистов "Арсенала" из России.В Лондоне его, в конце концов, не ждут, а Графу балканская Мышь нужна. Раз так, то компромисс реален.

23 июля, 02:05

Stars from comedy’s punk past return to the Edinburgh fringe

They were at the vanguard of political comedy. Now Alexei Sayle, Craig Ferguson and Sue Perkins are heading back to the festival, as it celebrates its 70th birthdayUnknown talents and student hopefuls head for the Edinburgh festival fringe at this time of year, aiming to break into the entertainment industry. This summer, however, a loud and anarchic blast from comedy’s punk past is also on the bill.A slew of stars, including Alexei Sayle, a comic hero of the 1980s, and Sue Perkins, who first made it big at the festival 20 or so years ago, are returning to try their luck as the fringe celebrates its 70th birthday. Continue reading...

21 июля, 19:13

Бой с фанатом, "Поле чудес" и игнор Конора. Как Нурмагомедов делал шоу в Москве

Для неизбалованной визитами бойцов UFC Москвы приезд Хабиба Нурмагомедова — событие однозначно выдающееся. Неслучайно ещё за час до приезда звезды весь периметр ледового катка в ТЦ "Вегас крокус сити" был оккупирован зрителями. Как сообщили Лайфу организаторы мероприятия, всего посмотреть на мастер-класс пришло более 5000 человек. География фанатов ожидаемо для современной Москвы была богатой: Кавказ, Таджикистан, Киргизия и многие регионы России, вплоть до Урала и Сибири.Сам Хабиб, появившись на матах, первым делом извинился за опоздание и без лишних пафосных слов предложил начинать. Россиянин в принципе обычно не в пример Конору Макгрегору и многим звёздам ММА серьёзен и не шоуменит. Как показала пресс-конференция, сконцентрирован и предельно собран он и сейчас — мысли только о поединке с Тони Фергюсоном, тренировки уже начались. Тем не менее для собравшейся публики зрелище он устроил качественное. После завершения тренировки на матах сначала на отжимания разыграл свою футболку с автографом между сотней занимающихся ММА молодых спортсменов. В итоге читеров искал весь торговый центр, но победитель всё равно умудрился сделать 150 отжиманий. Затем градус напряжения пошёл дальше вверх: нечасто выходящему в последнее время на бои Хабибу бросил вызов глухонемой борец Кирилл, занимающийся в одной из московских школ греко-римской борьбой. Как признался впоследствии непобедимый в UFC боец, молодой оппонент вынудил его выложиться полностью. Да и бой первым завершил Хабиб. Будем надеяться, никаких тактических секретов для Фергюсона Кирилл, вынуждавший нередко Нурмагомедова защищаться, не раскрыл. После организаторы рискнули и устроили пресс-конференцию с вопросами от болельщиков. Общение, правда, постоянно норовило уйти в сторону "Поля чудес" или концерта по заявкам — на стол Нурмагомедову несли тюбетейки, а большинство вопрошающих просили сфотографироваться или куда-нибудь приехать. Самым наглым оказался уроженец Таджикистана, просто попросившийся в секунданты. Напомним, несколько дней назад в Таджикистане российского бойца попросили ударить себя в живот. Решение было найдено быстро: Хабиб предложил соискателю побороться с одним из присутствовавших учеников. Круг был образован прямо у стола, за которым шла пресс-конференция. Впрочем, не только ради забавы устраивался этот вечер. В ходе пресс-конференции 28-летний боец озвучил немало важных мыслей.Первая — "Драться с Конором мне необязательно, и думаю я не о нём". Понятно, что боя с Макгрегором ждут все, но от всех вопросов о его проведении — в Москве или ещё где-либо — россиянин уклонился: "У меня свои планы. На данный момент все мысли о Фергюсоне". Впрочем, по словам россиянина, о проблеме весогонки и возможной смене методики он ещё не задумывался.В то же время Нурмагомедов заметил, что в бое ирландца с Флойдом Мейвезером будет болеть за последнего: "Хочется, чтобы Мейвезер хорошенько навтыкал Конору и тот попросил об отдыхе".Вторая важная мысль — "Я не собираюсь оставаться в спорте долго. Получать по голове до 35–40 лет — это не моё. Скорее всего, я буду заниматься этим ещё два-три года. Кулаки — это хорошо, но в жизни мозги полезнее".Высказался Хабиб и о треш-токинге, спрогнозировав его дальнейшее развитие: "Ведь сам мир становится грязнее. Сейчас кто-то крикнет, матернётся — все сразу обратят внимание. К сожалению, такова реальность".Реальность ещё раз подтвердили события по окончании мероприятия. Понятно, что толпы фанатов на таких шоу и проявления любви к кумиру — нормальное явление. Но название компании-организатора мероприятия — Fighting Way — стало как никогда актуальным именно в эти минуты. Орлу пришлось буквально пробивать себе путь в раздевалку через хлынувший поток молодёжи, которая лезла через заборы, скандировала "Хабиб!" и готова была крушить всё, только бы сфотографироваться с атлетом на глазах у опешивших посетителей центра. В итоге путь от мата в раздевалку длиной 50 метров занял у звезды UFC около 15 минут. В общем, если вдруг Дэйна Уайт зайдёт в соцсети "ВКонтакте" и посмотрит видео с мероприятия, он поймёт, что организация турнира UFC в России назрела. Осталось решить два вопроса — с охраной и с участниками. И в последнем случае дело за Хабибом. По его словам, бой с Фергюсоном пройдёт в конце осени.

21 июля, 17:43

Ten Years Ago on Grasping Reality: July 19-21, 2007

**Worth Highlighting**: The puzzle about just how and why the brain eater ate Clive Crook's brain—how it was that, starting about a decade ago, one of the most interesting (and intelligent) of the Tories simply lost his grip on reality—remains, to me at least, a mystery. Here is my reaction to one of the first signs of the brain-eating: * Clive Crook vs. The Populist Democratic Politicians ---- **The Full List:** * Twenty-Three Links for 2007-07-22 : Hilzoy: **Media Morons On Parade**: "This has been a particularly loopy day for the media. I learned, to my amazement, that Hillary Clinton has breasts the _Washington Post has the journalistic standards of a dung beetle_..." * Andrew Sullivan Is Trying to Give Me Nightmares... * Jim Fallows Recommends Chuck Ferguson's Movie, "No End in Sight: The American Occupation of Iraq" * Ezra Klein on Video, and Health Care too * Take Me to the River... * Sources of Lifetime Inequality * General Petraeus Has to Decide Who He Works For * Mitt Romney Jumps the Shark * Oliver Willis Cannot Believe that the Washington Post Exists * We Have Succumbed to the iPhone! * Will Severus Snape Die Well? Or Die Badly?...

21 июля, 01:54

Five Stories That Show Why People Love John McCain

There was something different about the torrent of grief, well-wishes and wistful anecdotes that greeted John McCain when his staff announced late Wednesday night that the Arizona senator had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Perhaps it’s because of the extraordinary heroism McCain showed as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Or maybe it’s his penchant for a delightfully barbed quip, or his habit of making shows of personal integrity in an age of partisan rancor. Maybe it’s because, unlike the scripted and staid politicians all around him, he “acts somewhat in the ballpark of the way a real human being would act,” as one scribe quoted in a famous Rolling Stone essay about McCain once put it. Maybe it’s because to many, he seems to be everything America’s current president is not.All of the best stories about John McCain over the years have chipped away at this thing that made him feel like a different politician—authentic, an image his aides cultivated with the famous Straight Talk Express campaign bus; and honorable and brave, which the tales of his brutal torture at the hands of North Vietnamese and his refusal to leave his Hanoi prison without his comrades underscored. Here is a little bit of what has stuck with people about the maverick Arizona senator over the years—articles, videos and stories that all highlight a quality that seems vanishingly rare in American politics today:David Foster Wallace: “The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub: Seven Days In The Life Of The Late, Great John McCain”The late David Foster Wallace plumbed the subject of McCain’s authenticity, and the inevitable question of just how authentic it was, in his 2000 Rolling Stone essay “The Weasel, Twelve Monkeys And The Shrub: Seven Days In The Life Of The Late, Great John McCain.” Wallace was initially struck by McCain’s unique nonpolitician quality on the 2000 campaign trail, marked first by the contrast of his non-dweebiness in a sea of dweeby politicians: “A guy who graduated near the bottom of his class at Annapolis and got in trouble for flying jets too low and cutting power lines and crashing all the time and generally being cool.” Given the inherent inauthenticity of the other politicians and the campaign machine around them, Wallace asks:And who wouldn't fall all over themselves for a top politician who actually seemed to talk to you like you were a person, an intelligent adult worthy of respect? … Who wouldn't cheer, hearing stuff like this, especially from a guy we know chose to sit in a dark box for four years instead of violate a Code? Even in AD 2000, who among us is so cynical that he doesn't have some good old corny American hope way down deep in his heart, lying dormant like a spinster's ardor, not dead but just waiting for the right guy to give it to?In the end, it becomes an essay on the fight between a voter and his cynicism, but not before a line that reminds us just why we might especially need McCain today: “Spring 2000—midmorning in America’s hangover from the whole Lewinsky-and-impeachment thing—represents a moment of almost unprecedented cynicism and disgust with national politics, a moment when blunt, I-don’t-give-a-shit-if-you-elect-me honesty becomes an incredibly attractive and salable and electable quality.” Michael Lewis, “The Subversive”A 1998 Michael Lewis profile of McCain begins with an anecdote about John McCain calling freshman Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold right after the 1994 elections. The talk soon turned to campaign-finance reform, but the phone call was notable in itself because it underscored another quality of McCain’s that is remembered often today: His ability to work with members of the opposing party—and befriend them. McCain told Lewis he called Feingold because of his friendship with another Democrat, Arizona Rep. Morris Udall, who reached out to McCain during his first year in the House in 1982.“Mo reached out to me in 50 different ways,” McCain recalled. “Right from the start, he’d say: ‘I'm going to hold a press conference out in Phoenix. Why don't you join me?’ … In the middle of it all, Mo would point to me and say, ‘I’d like to hear John's views.’ Well, hell, I didn't have any views. But I got up and learned and was introduced to the state.”For the article, Lewis goes with McCain to Udall’s hospital room, where the former congressman lay dying, and, the nurse says, with almost no visitors, despite Udall’s once-towering public stature. “This is the reason McCain keeps coming to see Udall even after Udall has lost his last shred of political influence,” Lewis writes. “The politics were never all that important.”Andrew Ferguson, “Reagan, McCain, and Sam McGee”No politician is gotcha-proof, but McCain once looked pretty close to it. Ferguson, a writer for the Weekly Standard, recounts watching McCain answer a question posed by a Comedy Central crew on the 2000 campaign trail about the candidate’s favorite poet. He answered that question fairly easily—Robert Service—and the follow-up, about whether he could recite any of it. He proceeded to recite “The Cremation of Sam McGee”—all 14 stanzas of it. But the kicker came later, when McCain explained to the Comedy Central team exactly how he had come to memorize the poem. “The guy in the cell next to me,” he said, according to Ferguson, “it was his favorite poem. He used to tap it to me on the wall, in Morse Code.”The ‘Arab’ Question VideoDuring the raucous late stages of the 2008 presidential campaign, when a woman began asking a question about then-candidate Barack Obama, she prefaced it by explaining why she couldn’t trust him. “He’s an Arab,” she said into the microphone, which McCain promptly took from her hands. “No ma’am,” he said, shaking his head. “He’s a decent family man and citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign’s about.” In September 2015, a Trump supporter’s comment about Obama being a Muslim at a town hall event in New Hampshire went uncorrected by the candidate—just one reason everyone was sharing that McCain video this week.The Joe Biden/John McCain friendshipMcCain and former Vice President Joe Biden have been close friends for almost 40 years, since McCain was the Navy’s liaison to the Senate in the late 1970s and Biden was a young senator representing Delaware. “John’s been my friend long before he was a senator,” Biden has said. “Jill and I were with John when he met his wife, Cindy, and he was staffing me on a trip to China.” During the 2008 campaign, Biden told a story about coming back from a dinner in Greece with the country’s prime minister to find his wife, Jill, dancing drunkenly on a concrete table on the beach with John McCain. “I’m thinking, ‘I’ve never trusted John since then, Jillie,’ Biden said.

20 июля, 20:36

Боец ММА Нурмагомедов: Мне необязательно драться с Макгрегором

В настоящий момент Хабиб Нурмагомедов совместно с промоутерской компанией Fighting Way проводит масштабный бойцовский семинар на территории ТЦ "Vegas Крокус сити" в Москве. После реальных уроков ММА на татами Хабиб начал отвечать на вопросы присутствующих. Многих интересовало, когда состоится бой российского чемпиона с чемпионом из Ирландии — Макгрегором. — Макгрегор недавно заявил, что хотел бы биться с вами в России. Вы готовы его вызвать на бой в Москве?— Понимаю, все ждут моего боя с Конором. Но я сейчас о нём не думаю. Все мысли только о бое с Тони Фергюсоном, поединок пройдёт в конце осени. Знаю, что Макгрегор хочет биться со мной в декабре, но у меня свои планы. Мне вообще необязательно с ним драться. Прямую трансляцию мастер-класса смотрите на Лайфе.

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20 июля, 20:26

Нурмагомедов сообщил, что UFC предложил ему провести бой с Макгрегором в декабре

По словам российского бойца, у него сейчас в планах только поединок с Тони Фергюсоном

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20 июля, 19:54

Нурмагомедов заявил, что проведет следующий бой осенью с Фергюсоном

По словам российского бойца, другие поединки его не интересуют

20 июля, 17:18

Centene & Unit Inks New Deal to Expand Foothold in Ferguson

Centene & its subsidiary, Home State Health entered into an agreement with Schnuck Markets and the Betty Jean Kerr People's Health Centers to boost Foothold in Ferguson

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20 июля, 14:15

The Snowman: serious film by serious people – or least spooky serial killer thriller ever?

The trailer suggests Michael Fassbender’s Jo Nesbø adaptation is a high-tension, dread-laden thriller with one problem: it’s full of snowmenThe Snowman, which is due for release in October, absolutely drips with pedigree. It’s based on a Jo Nesbø thriller about a serial killer with a disturbingly unique calling card: he leaves snowmen next to his victims. Originally due to be directed by Martin Scorsese, it’s a movie from film-maker Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) that stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, JK Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Toby Jones, with a score composed by Jonny Greenwood. The message is clear: this is a serious film made by serious people. As its new trailer demonstrates, The Snowman is intended to be taken very seriously indeed.That said, it’s got loads of snowmen in it. Loads of them. Which is a risk, because it’s hard to make a snowman dramatically meaningful or ominous. Think of snowmen and you’ll think of Aled Jones warbling as a little boy flies through the air with his chilly best friend. Worse, you’ll think of the Michael Keaton movie Jack Frost. For The Snowman to work, it needs to employ some masterful production design: these snowmen have a lot to sell. With that in mind, here’s a definitive ranking of all The Snowman’s spookiest looking snowmen. Continue reading...

18 июля, 13:31

СМИ: "Манчестер Юнайтед" зовёт Уэйна Руни обратно

"Манчестер" предлагает Руни сотрудничество. В похожем ключе команда уже работает с бывшим тренером — легендарным сэром Алексом Фергюсоном, возглавлявшим клуб с 1986 по 2013 год. Напомним, в июле Руни в статусе свободного агента вернулся в свой первый профессиональный клуб — "Эвертон", цвета которого защищал до трансфера в МЮ. Нынешний контракт футболиста с "ирисками" рассчитан до 2019 года. За 13 лет в составе "Манчестер Юнайтед" (2004–2017) форвард пять раз становился чемпионом Англии (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013) и по одному разу выигрывал Лигу чемпионов (2008) и Лигу Европы (2017).

18 июля, 02:19

Liberals pounce on Obamacare vote delay

Liberal activists fighting to save Obamacare are seeking to capitalize on an unexpected gift — at least another week, if not more, before the Senate GOP will bring its repeal plan to the floor.Progressive groups already had stocked this week with public protests against the Republican legislation, expecting a make-or-break vote. But Sen. John McCain’s absence from the Capitol following surgery for a blood clot handed the left a major opportunity to rally opposition and keep the spotlight on the GOP’s struggle to even begin debate on a bill that polls dismally with the public.Activists are preparing protests well into next month aimed at keeping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) conference, particularly the half-dozen most closely watched moderate swing votes.“Every day the Senate doesn’t repeal ACA and gut Medicaid is a day that makes it less likely they’ll be able to,” MoveOn.org Washington director Ben Wikler told reporters. "Every day this bill is dangling out there in public, it becomes more unpopular."The fresh push kicked off on Monday. The Bernie Sanders-backed group Our Revolution staged sit-ins at a half-dozen Senate GOP offices throughout the day, while the upstart liberal organization Indivisible prepared for more than 100 separate demonstrations in 39 states on Tuesday. More activist groups returned to the Hill for a series of near-daily rallies against the bill, with appearances by Democratic senators.The right mounted no similar flurry of public activity in defense of the bill, underscoring the mismatch in grassroots energy between liberals and conservatives who had pressed McConnell to embrace a more straightforward repeal strategy. And the harder McConnell pushes for a vote on uprooting the Affordable Care Act, the more his opponents relish his failure to notch that quick victory.With only two public GOP no votes on taking up the bill -- Maine Sen. Susan Collins and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul -- activists are expecting to see several Republicans hop off the fence at once. They acknowledge that the extra time provided by McCain's recuperation also gives McConnell time to cajole undecided Republicans one-on-one, but they're banking on the imminent Congressional Budget Office score of the bill and other looming negative headlines to make the majority leader's job even harder as the clock ticks toward August."Extra time matters a lot more when you’re appealing to the general public that despises this bill than it does when you’re playing an inside the Beltway game of trading buy-offs and favors with people who were listening anyway," Jesse Ferguson, a veteran Democratic strategist advising pro-Obamacare groups, said in an interview.Rather than organize the sort of massive marches that anti-Trump groups favored earlier in the year, health care organizers are focusing on personal stories from constituents appealing directly to their senators. Capitol Police reported arresting 33 demonstrators in the Senate as of midday Monday during liberal groups' protest actions."The message we’ve been telling our groups, especially the ones in D.C., is to go to an office," said Indivisible policy director Angel Padilla. "You want to go rally and march? Great! But if you want to be effective at congressional advocacy, go to your member's offices and make sure they see you inside."In that vein, Planned Parenthood is setting up a Wednesday event for supporters to share personal stories about how the seven-year-old health care law has helped them and call their senators, national organizing director Deirdre Schifeling told reporters. Another liberal group, UltraViolet, told reporters Monday that it had commissioned planes to fly in Ohio, Alaska, and West Virginia -- all swing states represented by moderate Republicans undecided on the repeal bill.Ferguson also identified another benefit to anti-repeal activists from the delay in a Senate vote: The CBO may have time to release a nonpartisan score of a new addition to the legislation, authored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), that would allow insurers to sell plans not compliant with Obamacare. Republicans had suggested they might rely on a score of the Cruz proposal from the Trump administration if the CBO were not able to finish an independent assessment in time for a vote this week."They would have to rely on whatever sham analysis" the Department of Health and Human Services could produce, Ferguson said, "but now they’ve lost that excuse."

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18 июля, 00:00

Trump and JFK Are More Similar Than You Think

Niall Ferguson, The Boston GlobeThe resemblances between the two presidents are more than merely superficial.

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17 июля, 14:00

Blaming single parents for terrorism? You’re looking in the wrong place | Rosie Ferguson

A former High Court judge’s headline-grabbing attack is insulting. Poverty is the real problem• Rosie Ferguson is the chief executive of single-parent charity GingerbreadEvery morning during termtime, two million single parents in the UK drop their children off at school or childcare. Many of them were trying to keep their toddler distracted while attempting other tasks – applying for a college place, for example, or attending a baby group in the local children’s centre.All the single parents I’ve met since I started my role as chief executive at Gingerbread have consistently told me the same thing; that stability and wellbeing for their children is their number one priority when it comes to their decision-making. That’s why it’s so insulting to see the headline-grabbing comments of Paul Coleridge, founder of the Marriage Foundation. In lieu of promoting marriage, he seems more interested in demonising unmarried families. Hence his statement that an “epidemic of family breakdown is fuelling terrorism”. Continue reading...

16 июля, 00:00

Dems Need Authenticity, Not Ideology, to Retake Congress

Jesse Ferguson, TimeThe idea that any one-size-fits-all candidate background or platform will succeed in the midterms fundamentally misinterprets what American voters want. They don’t think in labels when it comes to who they want to represent them in Congress — especially today, when voters in both major parties are more distrustful of political institutions and politicians than at any time in our nation’s history.

14 июля, 13:57

Offices Can Be Bastions of Civility in an Uncivil Time

After the heated rhetoric of last November’s U.S. presidential election, Interpublic (IPG), my company’s parent corporation, held its first open call for employees to talk about concerns related to respect in the workplace. IPG wanted to reinforce its commitment to inclusion. People called in anonymously from five continents. What struck me most was how many people talked about feeling unsafe as a result of the political atmosphere. One employee in Omaha, Nebraska, described commuting on the bus while being buffeted by political disagreements. All she could think was: “I can’t wait to get to work.” Companies today have the capacity to be a haven from the incivility that individuals confront every day, on the road, online, in the media, and in politics. It is where employees with diverse backgrounds and opinions can work together to pursue shared objectives, unencumbered by the divides and tensions that exist elsewhere. And for society and democracy at large, the workplace might just be the one institution that incubates a more constructive way of bringing people together. A recent survey on easing racial tensions at work by the Center for Talent Innovation found that “The workplace is one of few settings where we commonly interact across racial and ethnic lines.” Although the workplace is not perfect — one-quarter of the 1,126 American respondents in our latest Civility in America survey have quit a job because of its uncivil environment — 86% of our employed respondents described their workplaces as civil and respectful. Sixty-three percent also reported that people are more civil at work than outside of it. Since 2010 Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate, in partnership with KRC Research, have tracked Americans’ perceptions of civility in various aspects of life, including work. The results show a severe and growing civility deficit. Three-quarters of respondents to our survey now believe incivility in America has risen to crisis levels. Nearly all of them reported that the greatest repercussions of incivility are intimidation and harassment (89% each) and violence and discrimination (88% each). Such incivility threatens the very roots of democracy. Companies are perfectly positioned to promote themselves as havens for civility and respect. However, they must understand civility in the broadest possible sense: as encompassing diversity and inclusion and respecting rather than inflaming difference. Much of the evidence indicates that employees want this. Another survey we conducted found that nearly half of our employed Millennial respondents evaluated potential employers on their reputations for diversity and inclusion. How should companies go about creating a work environment that makes employees feel safe from the uncivil edges of so much of contemporary life? Here are some suggestions: Lead by example. The refuge company does not avoid controversy. Rather, it takes a stand even on contentious issues if they are consistent with company principles. Today’s employees seek work not only to make a living but also to achieve meaningful social goals. And a growing number of CEOs and chairs are taking positions on political and social issues. The best, like Tim Cook of Apple and Howard Schultz of Starbucks, do so not as political freelancers but in a manner that is consistent with their company’s core values. Employees are able to internalize these values more deeply as a result. Additionally, nearly 175 executives recently launched CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the first CEO-led, and largest ever, commitment to cultivate a trusting and safe environment where all ideas and dialogue are welcomed and where employees feel comfortable discussing race and inclusion amid a flood of escalating tensions. Make work safe for discussion and conflict. Good corporate leaders know the importance of embracing diverging viewpoints and making the workplace safe for raising concerns and even disagreement. Pharmaceutical company Lilly has said, “Many tragic world events have shaken our employees, making it difficult for them to bring their full selves to work. We want people to feel safe talking about these incidents at work, focusing on how we can support and understand each other.” Prompted in 2015 by fatal police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities, the company now holds “Can We Talk?” sessions, which are discussions where employees from different levels and backgrounds can engage honestly on controversial topics. For example, employees of Middle Eastern descent recently talked about their feelings in a panel discussion on the current political environment in the U.S. and worldwide. Employees also need to feel comfortable voicing their opinions when they disagree on work-related issues. When Ursula Burns became CEO of Xerox, in 2009, she described how the Fortune 500 company suffered from “terminal niceness.” Burns said that “When we’re in the [Xerox] family, you don’t have to be as nice as when you’re outside of the family. I want us to stay civil and kind, but we have to be frank.” Managers should set the tone by encouraging people to speak up, teaching people how to have difficult conversations, and managing any disagreements on their teams. Do not tolerate incivility. Approximately 40% of those who responded to our Civility in America survey said that they support employers who encourage employees to report incivility and who take responsibility for eliminating workplace incivility. Companies need to consistently and clearly communicate their principles, rules, and policies so that people know what behavior is expected and everyone can be held accountable. For instance, civility and respect is a core tenet of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. Based on the early learnings from the Hopkins Civility Initiative, launched in 1998 by P.M. Forni, the Center gives every new employee a laminated card with 10 tips on maintaining civil discourse and behavior at work. The Center says that civility in its workplace builds stronger, more productive teams that deliver the highest-quality health care to patients. Take ownership of civility. Our survey findings revealed that politicians (75%), the internet and social media (69%), and the news media (59%) were viewed as the top perpetrators of incivility in America, while corporate America (31%) was at the bottom. Businesses should work hard to maintain this reputation. They should provide civility training along with existing programs that highlight the company’s ethics or teach workers how to prevent sexual harassment. The benefits of being a refuge from incivility are myriad. These companies will attract better employees and loyal customers. They will offer the kind of workplace where people will breathe a sigh of relief upon arrival and be able to do their best work. And perhaps by ingraining the values and habits of decency and difference, these companies can help promote a more genuinely civil society.

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13 июля, 22:13

Daniel Levy’s iron fist controls Tottenham’s transfer balancing act | David Hytner

With an £800m stadium to build and a low wage ceiling Spurs face a challenge to upgrade their team even with £50m from the imminent sale of Kyle WalkerOf all the tributes to Daniel Levy and his iron-fist-in-the-iron-glove negotiating style Sir Alex Ferguson’s is surely the most memorable. Dealing with the Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Ferguson recalled, “was more painful than my hip replacement”. It should be noted, too, that Ferguson got what he wanted from Levy. Despite all the agonies he was able to take the striker Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham to Manchester United in 2008.Many people in the game do not get what they want from Levy. The very mention of his name can have agents and players letting out mournful signs before they launch into stories about how they thought they had a deal only for Levy to make an eleventh-hour revision to his demands. Continue reading...

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13 июля, 11:00

Нурмагомедов назвал имя следующего соперника

Российский боец смешанного стиля Хабиб Нурмагомедов, выступающий в Абсолютном бойцовском чемпионате (UFC), проведет бой с американцем Тони Фергюсоном в ноябре этого года. По его словам, победитель встретится с ирландцем Конором Макгрегором, который сейчас готовится к поединку с Флойдом Мэйуэзером из США.

10 июля, 17:50

An Ill-Advised Lawsuit Against Black Lives Matter Activists

A Baton Rouge police officer blames the movement and its leaders for a killer’s acts.

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09 июля, 22:25

Wayne Rooney and Everton are well placed for a fruitful and warm reunion | Nick Ames

Everton fans have been booing their prodigal son since his departure 13 years ago but the old warmth should not be hard to reigniteThe Goodison Park roof was not quite wrenched from its fittings when Wayne Rooney made his return to Everton colours but perhaps it loosened enough to sow the seeds for what passed two years later. Rooney had felt some apprehension before donning the kit for Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial in August 2015, aware that his presence had hardly been greeted with universal joy on those annual visits with Manchester United; when it came around, though, the applause was warm and the chants from the Gwladys Street Stand were lusty enough. If nothing else, it suggested that on both sides the old feelings might not be so difficult to reawaken. Related: Romelu Lukaku confirms Manchester United move as Wayne Rooney rejoins Everton Continue reading...

03 декабря 2014, 11:28

Реакция №13. Андрей Паршев. Цветная сегрегация Америки

США «проспали» расово-социальную революцию. События в Фергюсоне закономерное наследство «Ку-Клукс-Клана» и «Черных пантер». Индейцы судятся за Манхеттен, а Техас бьется за независимость. Гость в студии - российский писатель Андрей Паршев. Эксперты: Александр Домрин, Виктор Мизин, Павел Святенков, Виктор Олевич и Тим Керби. Ведущий Андрей Фефелов.

30 сентября 2014, 13:08

Полиция Фергюсона арестовала священника за участие в акциях протеста

В ночь на 30 сентября группа священнослужителей Фергюсона, штат Миссури, вышла на улицы города, чтобы принять участие в акциях протеста против полицейского произвола. Представители сил правопорядка разогнали собравшихся, арестовав при этом преподобного Осагиефо Секу, которого посчитали организатором митинга. Волнения в городе начались в августе, когда полицейский застрелил безоружного темнокожего юношу Майкла Брауна. Подписывайтесь на RT Russian - http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=rtrussian RT на русском - http://russian.rt.com/ Vkontakte - http://vk.com/rt_russian Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/RTRussian Twitter - http://twitter.com/RT_russian Livejournal - http://rt-russian.livejournal.com/