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26 апреля, 13:58

Over half of Russians don't want men looking after new-born babies

Over half of Russians (56 percent) consider it wrong for a man to be left looking after a new-born child while the mother goes to work. Sixty-one percent of men thought it was wrong, compared to 52 percent of women. The poll was conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) and included 1,200 Russians aged 18 and above. At the same time, 72 percent of Russians regard men as capable of bringing up children. Views about the role of men in the family were almost evenly split: 48 percent of respondents said that the man is the breadwinner whose main role is to provide for his family, rather than deal with the rearing of children. Forty-six percent did not agree with this. Significant changes have occurred in recent years in the distribution of family duties between spouses, according to VTsIOM Research Director Elena Mikhaylova. "There is an increasing expectation that fathers should not only and not so much fulfil their functions as material providers for members of the family, but that they should play an active part in the upbringing of the children at all stages of their socialization, even though the role they play frequently continues to be regarded as a secondary one," the expert believes. Forty-one percent of those polled said that the father instils respect for women and 32 percent of Russians noted that he teaches children courage. Respondents also said the father teaches responsibility, diligence, and resolve. Read more: How to dress like a Russian man

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26 апреля, 10:00

The derby of doom: Sunderland and Middlesbrough battle on the brink | Louise Taylor

Sunderland’s David Moyes admitted his club is ‘near desperation’, while Steve Agnew back himself to raise his Boro side for the Tees-Wear derbyIt was David Moyes’s 54th birthday on Tuesday and Sunderland’s manager spent part of it deflecting questions about personal decline or, more specifically, the apparent waning of his once coveted coaching powers.Forty three miles south of the Wearsiders’ windswept training base at Cleadon, Middlesbrough’s interim manager, Steve Agnew, similarly held court at Rockliffe Park near Darlington, the club’s attractive, rather more sheltered, weekday headquarters, adjacent to a luxury spa hotel. Continue reading...

26 апреля, 05:42

11 Secrets You Don’t Know About Pawn Shops

Everything you think you know about pawn shops is wrong. Most aren’t sketchy enterprises staffed by con artists dealing in stolen goods.

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26 апреля, 00:00

Rod Dreher's Monastic Vision

Josh Rothman, The New YorkerRod Dreher was forty-four when his little sister died. At the time, he was living in Philadelphia with his wife and children. His sister, Ruthie, lived in their Louisiana home town, outside St. Francisville (pop. 1,712). Dreher’s family had been there for generations, but he had never fit in. As a teen-ager, when his father and sister went hunting he stayed in his room and listened to the Talking Heads; he read “A Moveable Feast” and dreamed of Paris. He left as soon as he could, becoming a television critic for the Washington Times and then a film critic for the New York...

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25 апреля, 19:06

Why the Washington DC Metro System Is a Complete Disaster

Charles Hoskinson Politics, The capital of the world’s only superpower has a third world problem. The capital of the world’s only superpower has a third world problem: You can’t get there from here using public transportation. The forty-year-old Metro mass-transit system, designed to be a model for the rest of the world, is falling apart. And though there’s widespread agreement that the system needs a drastic overhaul, deep political divisions impede efforts to find a solution. So the failures mount. Complaining about Metro has become a favorite pastime uniting Washingtonians of all political allegiances. And it certainly appears that the system is in a death spiral: Service and safety issues have caused ridership to decline when it had been projected to increase. In response, the transit system’s governing agency, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, is cutting service times and raising fares—an action likely to send more commuters back to their cars. “For several years now, WMATA has been a system in crisis—all lights blinking red,” Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said at a March 29 hearing. The lack of a strict safety culture has resulted in derailments, falsified track inspection reports, fires, major track defects and has actually claimed lives. Reliability concerns and a crisis in customer confidence are depressing ridership…by a magnitude that is driving down national transit ridership numbers now. Money is a major factor driving the death spiral, and it’s at the heart of the intense political debate over how to reverse it. Metro’s revenues from fares, parking and other business cover only about 45 percent of its $1.838 billion operating costs in the fiscal 2018 budget. An annual allocation from governments in the area it serves would cover the shortfall. Read full article

25 апреля, 15:17

Americans Don't Prefer A Smaller Government Anymore

Public opinion on the role of government is shifting. President Trump continues to struggle on job approval. And we take an early look at the French election runoff. This is HuffPollster for Tuesday, April 25, 2017. AMERICANS SPLIT ON THE IDEAL SIZE OF THE GOVERNMENT - Pew Research: “As Congress faces an April 28 deadline to fund government operations, the public is now split in their general preferences on the size and scope of government: 48% say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services, while 45% prefer a smaller government providing fewer services. This marks the first time in eight years that as many Americans have expressed a preference for a bigger as a smaller government. Support for bigger government has increased 7 percentage points since last September, when more said they preferred a smaller government offering fewer services (50%) than a bigger government providing more services (41%). The last time the public was divided on this question was in October 2008, just prior to the election of Barack Obama….The national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted April 5-11 among 1,501 adults, also finds broad support for maintaining or increasing federal spending across 14 specific program areas. And public support for increased spending across most programs is now significantly higher than it was in 2013, a time when public concerns about the budget deficit were on the rise.” [Pew] PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FAILING TO WIN ANY NEW SUPPORTERS - Dan Balz and Scott Clement: “President Trump nears the 100-day mark of his administration as the least popular chief executive in modern times, a president whose voters remain largely satisfied with his performance, but one whose base of support has not expanded since he took the oath of office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Trump’s first months in office have produced some tangible successes. Beyond the continued enthusiasm of his most loyal supporters, a small majority of Americans see him as a strong leader. A bigger majority approves of his efforts to pressure U.S. companies to keep jobs in this country. Those who say the economy is getting better outnumber those who say it’s getting worse by the biggest margin in 15 years in Post-ABC polling. But the president’s balance sheet overall tilts toward the negative….The 100-day marker is in part an artificial measuring post for any president, but by comparison, Trump has reached this point in his presidency faring worse to much worse than other recent presidents. An electorate that was deeply divided throughout the 2016 campaign remains so today, with opposition seemingly hardened and unyielding on most questions regarding his presidency.” [WashPost] Americans rate Trump’s presidency as off to a ‘poor start’ - Mark Murray: “Nearly two-thirds of Americans give President Donald Trump poor or middling marks for his first 100 days in office, including a plurality who say he’s off to a ‘poor start,’ according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Forty-five percent of respondents in the survey believe Trump is off to a poor start, with an additional 19 percent who say it’s been ‘only a fair start.’ That’s compared with a combined 35 percent who think the president’s first three months in office have been either ‘good’ or ‘great.’...The new NBC/WSJ poll also shows an erosion in some of Trump’s top perceived qualities, with 50 percent of respondents giving Trump high marks for being firm and decisive in his decision-making - down from the 57 percent who gave him high marks here in February….The best news for President Trump in the poll is on the issue of Syria...50 percent of all Americans say they approve of Trump’s handling of Syria - 10 points higher than his overall approval rating.” [NBC] Trump’s approve/disapprove ratings as of Tuesday morning, per HuffPost Pollster’s aggregate: -Among all Americans: 43/53 -Among Democrats: 12/86 -Among Republicans: 85/12 -Among independents: 40/53 -On the economy: 43/45 -On health care: 35/53 -On foreign policy: 40/50 [Pollster charts] MARINE LE PEN AND EMMANUEL MACRON WILL MOVE ON TO COMPETE FOR FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION - Willa Frej and Nick Robins-Early: “The preliminary results of France’s first round of presidential elections are in, and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen appear set to face each other in the runoff on May 7. Early projections on Sunday predicted Macron would win with 23.7 percent of the vote and Le Pen would take home 21.7 percent. Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon and conservative Republican party leader Francois Fillon were narrowly edged out of the final round. Those numbers were early estimates released after polls closed at 8 p.m. local time. Final results are expected later this evening.” [HuffPost] Surveys give Macron a significant lead - Macron leads Le Pen by about 26 points, 63 percent to 37 percent, in Pollster’s aggregate of runoff polling as of Tuesday morning. No survey to date has shown Macron with less than a 16-point edge. [Pollster chart]Could France be the next shock election result? - Nate Silver: “Macron is an overwhelming favorite to win the runoff on May 7. But we’re likely to hear two weeks of punditry that draws misleading comparisons between Le Pen, President Trump and Brexit — and that exaggerates Le Pen’s chances as a result. Although vote counts are still being finalized, the first-round result should be a good one for pollsters, which correctly had Macron and Le Pen in the top two positions….[W]hile there were plenty of precedents for a polling error large enough to elect Trump, there aren’t all that many examples of a 26-point polling error, which is what Le Pen would need….[T]here’s no evidence that candidates such as Le Pen systematically outperform their polls. Across dozens of European elections since 2012, in fact, nationalist and right-wing parties have been as likely to underperform their polls as to overperform them.” [538, more on Le Pen’s chances from The Economist] HUFFPOLLSTER VIA EMAIL! - You can receive this update every Tuesday and Friday morning via email! Just click here, enter your email address, and click “sign up.” That’s all there is to it (and you can unsubscribe anytime). TUESDAY’S ‘OUTLIERS’ - Links to the best of news at the intersection of polling, politics and political data: -A new poll finds little support for the GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal efforts. [WashPost] -Nate Cohn reviews the unusually strong turnout for Democrats in the first round of voting for the Georgia Sixth special election. [NYT] -Ben Wieder notes that scientists donate more to Democratic candidates than Republicans. [538] -Tania Lombrozo writes that public perceptions of science are often tied to political ideology. [NPR] -Philip Bump delves into public opinion on abortion. [WashPost] -Ella Washington and Frank Newport examine the workplace repercussions of last year’s election. [Gallup] -- 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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24 апреля, 19:43

Panera to add 10,000 jobs

Panera Bread will add more than 10,000 new delivery jobs by the end of the year, as it expands the service to as much as forty percent of its restaurants. Alicia Powell reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis. http://reuters.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Reuters https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/reuters https://twitter.com/Reuters

24 апреля, 19:02

Claims That Steve Bannon Continues To Profit From 'Seinfeld' Appear To Be False

Claims that Steve Bannon continues to profit from “Seinfeld” re-runs could be a show about nothing. A profile of the Trump adviser appearing in the May 1 issue of The New Yorker dedicates six paragraphs to untangling the claim that Bannon has fueled his right-wing campaign in part on a steady revenue stream from the show’s syndication deal.  The passage describes negotiations facilitated by Bannon & Co. between Westinghouse Electric, Castle Rock Entertainment and others. Bannon has claimed that Westinghouse executives encouraged him to take an ownership stake in the deal, which led to “a stream of ‘Seinfeld’ royalties,” according to Bloomberg Businessweek. But when The New Yorker’s Connie Bruck went looking for evidence of that steady stream, she found the equivalent of a bunch of crackers in Kramer’s briefcase. From the New Yorker: There were several companies involved in the deal: Turner Broadcasting Systems; Castle Rock; Sony, which owned a stake of about forty-four per cent in Castle Rock; and Westinghouse, with a fifteen-per-cent stake. In the end, Westinghouse received its cash compensation, plus a small percentage of the TV package, and Bannon & Co. got a smaller one. In 1995, Westinghouse acquired CBS, and CBS became the surviving company. That fall, “Seinfeld” went into syndication. After Turner Broadcasting merged with Time Warner, in late 1995, Turner’s Castle Rock came under the Warner Bros. umbrella. Warner Bros. started sending out all “Seinfeld” profit-participation statements, including Westinghouse’s, which goes to CBS. The Castle Rock and the Westinghouse records from the early months of syndication are not readily available. It is possible that Bannon’s deal was capped and paid out at that time. But, since then, neither CBS nor Castle Rock nor Warner Bros. has records of payments to Bannon, if those records are as they were described to me. The New Yorker profile also mentions “Seinfeld” in reference to Bannon’s divorce. The piece describes an April 1997, “income and expense declaration” that includes no evidence of profit participations from “Seinfeld.”  “Either they were not substantial or Bannon failed to disclose them in a sworn statement,” Bruck writes. The New Yorker even solicited a comment from “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David, who said, “I don’t think I ever heard of him until he surfaced with the Trump campaign and I had no idea that he was profiting from the work of industrious Jews!” -- 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.

24 апреля, 17:00

The Opioid Epidemic, the Border Wall, and Magical Thinking

President Trump’s confounding approach to drug policy.

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24 апреля, 14:13

From Miss Trunchbull to Mr Chips: top teachers on stage - in pictures

A new production of Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On has Richard Wilson playing the headmaster. Take a look at theatre’s best school staff through the yearsForty Years On is at Chichester Festival theatre until 20 May Continue reading...

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24 апреля, 00:00

The Nativist vs. The Globalist

Elizabeth Zerofsky, The New YorkerMarine Le Pen's close second-place finish on Sunday was the culmination of a forty-five-year battle by the National Front Party.

23 апреля, 23:12

1 in 3 Americans Don’t Know These Personal Finance Terms. Do You?

Curious how your knowledge of finance terms measures up to that of your fellow Americans? Test yourself with these six questions.

23 апреля, 17:04

Poll: 45 percent say Trump presidency off to poor start

Almost half of Americans believe President Donald Trump is off to a poor start, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday.Forty-five percent believe the president is off to a poor start, while 19 percent say his presidency is off to a fair start. A combined 35 percent believe Trump's presidency is off to either a good or great start.The poll comes several days before Trump's 100-day mark, which is April 29.In 2009, a combined 54 percent of Americans said Barack Obama was off to a good or great start within his first 100 days as president. Twenty-five percent said Obama was off to a fair start, while 21 percent called his performance to that point poor.In the NBC/WSJ poll, Trump's job approval rating, 40 percent, is down by 4 percentage points compared to last month. Overall, 54 percent disapprove of Trump's job performance.In comparison, Obama's approval rating stood at 61 percent at this point in his administration, while George W. Bush's was at 56 percent and Bill Clinton's was at 52 percent.In the new poll, Trump's highest approval rating — 62 percent — was for the administration's military action in Syria in response to a chemical-weapons attack that killed more than 80 people.In addition, 50 percent of all Americans say they approve of Trump's handling of Syria.The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll was conducted April 17-20, with 900 adults surveyed. More than 400 were interviewed by cellphone. The margin of error is 3.3 percentage points.

23 апреля, 15:57

Poll: Trump approval rating at 42 percent

President Donald Trump's approval rating as the 100-day mark nears is the lowest of any other president since pollsters started measuring it in 1945, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday.Forty-two percent of Americans say the approve of Trump's performance as president, while 53 percent say the disapprove. Eight years ago, Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, had an approval rating of 69 percent, with 26 disapproving of his administration.As of yet, Trump doesn't have to worry about whether support of those who voted for him in November will falter. Ninety-six percent of those who voted for Trump say it was the right thing to do, with only 2 percent regretting the decision, according to the poll.Despite an overall low approval rating, not all of Trump's grades were low.In regards to pressuring companies to keep jobs in the United States, 73 percent approved. Fifty-three percent see Trump as a strong leader. However, that still trails behind Obama, whom 77 percent saw as a strong leader, at this stage of his presidency.In regards to North Korea, 46 percent, says he’s handling the situation “about right,” while 37 percent believe the president is being too aggressive. Only 7 percent believe Trump is being too cautious.Over the past week, the president has dismissed the importance of the 100-day mark, labeling it as a "ridiculous standard." Trump announced Saturday, however, that he will hold a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., on April 29, which marks the 100th day of Trump's presidency. The poll was conducted by both landline and cell phone between April 17-20 in English and Spanish in a sample size of 1,004 adults. There was a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.The last president who had an approval rating below 50 percent at this time was Gerald Ford, with only 48 percent approving of his performance, though only 32 percent disapproved his presidency at that time. (Ford, of course, was not elected to the office, succeeding Richard M. Nixon in August 1974.)

23 апреля, 14:48

What a 1973 French Novel Tells Us About Marine Le Pen, Steve Bannon and the Rise of the Populist Right

Stridently anti-immigrant, The Camp of Saints was originally ignored or pilloried. Now, it’s found a following.

23 апреля, 14:45

France votes in unpredictable presidential election under tight security

MILLIONS of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning amid an atmosphere of uncertainty. Polling stations at France's European continent

21 апреля, 21:52

China's New Special Economic Zone Evokes Memories Of Shenzhen

Forty years ago, Shenzhen, China, was a sleepy fishing village of 30,000. But in 1980, then-Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping designated the southern town as one of four special economic zones (SEZs), thereby giving it special tax benefits and preferential treatment to foreign investment.

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21 апреля, 00:08

MARK JUDGE: Forty Years Later, ‘Annie Hall’ Is Still a Work of Genius. The retort to the fil…

MARK JUDGE: Forty Years Later, ‘Annie Hall’ Is Still a Work of Genius. The retort to the film is a movie by one of the Insta-Wife’s filmmaker cronies, Burning Annie.

20 апреля, 13:26

Всемирный день печени: пойми свою печень, защити ее от болезней

Печень — это важный орган человеческого тела, предрасположенный к заболеваниям. В сегодняшний Всемирный день печени мы должны понять причины ее болезней, симптомы и меры профилаДиректор отделения по пересадке печени из Института сердца Fortis Escorts доктор Вивек Видж (Vivek Vij) рассказывает: «Будучи ключевым игроком в системе пищеварения, печень перерабатывает все, что мы едим и пьем, включая лекарства. С неработающей печенью человек не выживет, а поэтому за этим органом необходим тщательный уход. Будучи многофункциональным органом, печень подвергается воздействию вирусов, ядовитых веществ, а также загрязняющих веществ, которые присутствуют в воде и пище. Но даже под такими мощными ударами печень не спешит жаловаться, потому что это стойкая и выносливая часть нашего тела. Зачастую люди с проблемами печени понятия не имеют о своем заболевании, потому что у них очень мало или вообще отсутствуют любые симптомы. Медицина добилась крупных успехов в лечении печеночных болезней, но полностью вылечить печень пока невозможно. Поэтому очень важно вести здоровый образ жизни во избежание повреждений печени и делать необходимые прививки против вирусов, могущих вызвать ее болезнь». ктики.

20 апреля, 12:05

Donald Trump gets his 100-day report card

In a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, voters grade the president's performance in 10 different policy areas.

25 апреля 2016, 04:15

Банковская мафия рубит концы. Чего то опасаются...

В Европе уничтожают банкиров целыми семьямиВ Западной Европе продолжается череда таинственных убийств высокопоставленных банкиров. Их убивают нарочито жестоко вместе с детьми и женами. С января этого года было убито уже 14 топ-менеджеров ведущих банков, ни одно из преступлений не было раскрыто. Такими темпами, банкиры по примеру Депардье вскоре начнут просить политубежище в России.В пятницу, 18 апреля, стало известно, что в бельгийском городе Визе был убит 37-летний директор BNP Paribas Fortis вместе со своей супругой и девятилетним племянником в результате стрельбы из проезжающего мимо них автомобиля. Согласно заявлениям мэра Визе Марселю Невену, ничто не может объяснить, что вызвало жестокую стрельбу поздней ночью 18 апреля. До сих пор не найдены ни убийца, ни внятный мотив для совершения этого преступления.Ранее финансовый мир был озабочен загадочным убийством бывшего генерального директора ABN Amro и членов его семьи, позже стало известно о гибели главы Bank Frick & Co. Юргена Фрика в Лихтенштейне.Всего, не считая последнего убийства, начиная с январе в Европе и США погибло уже 13 банкиров.Часть смертей полиция классифицирует как самоубийства, а некоторые называют необъяснимыми или просто отказывается раскрывать подробности, что только усиливает подозрения в умышленных убийствах.№1. УИЛЬЯМ БРОКСМИТ58-летний бывший топ-менеджер Deutsche Bank был найден мертвым в своем доме в центре Лондона 26 января. Полиция классифицирует эту смерть как самоубийство.№2. КАРЛ СЛИМ51-летний управляющий директор Tata Motors был найден мертвым на четвертом этаже отеля Shangri-La в Бангкоке 27 января.№3. ГАБРИЭЛЬ МАГИ39 -летний сотрудник JP Morgan умер после падения с крыши европейской штаб-квартиры JP Morgan в Лондоне 27 января.№4. МАЙК ДЮКЕР50-летний главный экономист инвестиционного банка США был найден мертвым недалеко от Такомского моста в штате Вашингтон.№5. РИЧАРД ТЭЛЛИ57-летний основатель Title Services был найден мертвым в начале этого месяца. Судя по всему, он сам выстрелил в себя из ружья.№6. ТИМ ДИКИНСОНДиректор по коммуникациям британской Swiss Re AG также умер в прошлом месяце, однако обстоятельства его смерти до сих пор неизвестны.№7. РАЙАН ГЕНРИ КРЕЙН37-летний топ-менеджер JP Morgan умер несколько недель назад . Подробностей трагедии нет, в качестве причины называется самоубийство. О его смерти свидетельствует лишь небольшой некролог в Stamford Daily Voice.№8. ЛИ ДЖУНДЖИ33-летний банкир из Гонконга покончил с собой, спрыгнув с крыши штаб-квартиры JP Morgan в Гонконге на этой неделе.№9. ДЖЕЙМС СТЮАРТБывший генеральный директор National Bank of Commerce найден мертвым в Скоттдейл, штат Аризона, утром 19 февраля. Представитель семьи отказался называть причину смерти.№10. ЭДМУНД РЕЙЛИ47-летний трейдер Midtown’s Vertical Group совершил самоубийство, прыгнув под поезд.№11. КЕННЕТ БЕЛЛАНДО28-летний трейдер Levy Capital, ранее работающий инвестиционно-банковским аналитиком в JPMorgan, выпрыгнул из окна своей квартиры.№12. ЯН ПЕТЕР ШМИТТМАНН57-летний бывший главный исполнительный директор банка ABN Amro Group найден мертвым у себя дома недалеко от Амстердама вместе с женой и дочерью.№13. ЮРГЕН ФРИК48-летний бывший генеральный директор Bank Frick & Co. был застрелен в подземном гараже одной из финансовых компаний в Лихтенштейне.