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10 декабря, 13:58

В Индии 280 человек умерли от шока и скорби по министру штата Тамилнад

Почти три сотни человек не смогли пережить кончину государственного деятеля Джаярамы Джаялалиты, которая умерла 5 декабря. Как сообщает агентство ANI, 280 человек погибли в результате шока и скорби, которые они испытали, узнав о смерти министра штата Тамилнад. Детали и обстоятельства, которые привели к гибели большого числа людей, не приводятся. Правящая партия в связи с этим объявила о выплате компенсаций семьям погибших. #UPDATE Now 280 ppl have died of grief&shock over #jayalalithaa's demise,AIADMK announces Rs3 lakhs compensation for kin of deceased: AIADMK- ANI (@ANI_news) 10 декабря 2016 г. Также власти выплатят 50 тысяч рупий партийному функционеру, который пытался совершить попытку самосожжения, узнав о смерти Джаярамы Джаялалиты. Такую же сумму получит мужчина, отрезавший себе палец из-за смерти министра. Джаялалита скончалась в больнице 5 декабря после того, как 75 дней провела в клинике, куда её доставили 22 сентября с лихорадкой и обезвоживанием. 4 декабря у неё произошла остановка сердца, а на следующий день министр скончалась. Джаярама Джаялалита начинала свою профессиональную деятельность как актриса. Она приобрела огромную популярность, снявшись более чем в сотне фильмов. Позже в ходе своей политической карьеры, которая отметилась рядом коррупционных скандалов, она тем не менее трижды одерживала верх на выборах главного министра штата Тамилнад.(https://russian.rt.com/wo...)

06 декабря, 21:20

Россия и Пакистан разрешили разногласия по газопроводу «Север-Юг»

Россия и Пакистан близки к компромиссу по тарифам газопровода «Север-Юг», по которым были споры, соглашение по строительству будет подписано до конца года, сообщил замминистра энергетики Юрий Сентюрин. «По моим оценкам, стороны близки к тому, чтобы найти компромисс до конца года. По межправительственному соглашению подписание коммерческих соглашений на строительство должно состояться до конца года», - передает его слова ТАСС. Сентюрин уточнил, что основное противоречие состоит в том, чтобы доказать, что заявленный уровень тарифа экономически обоснован и позволяет этот проект рассматривать экономически осуществимым и рентабельным для того, кто его будет выполнять. «Пакистанская сторона очень придирчива. Анализируется объем технологических потерь, объем газа, который отвлекается на собственные нужны. Эти вещи они сравнивают с лучшими мировыми аналогами, анализируется техническая база», - сказал он. По его словам, в Пакистане по этому поводу создан специальный тарифный комитет, куда входят представители Минфина, Минюста, и других профильных ведомств. «Очень не простой процесс», - подытожил Сентюрин. 5 сентября посол Пакистана в России Кази Халилулла сообщил, что строительство газопровода должно начаться скоро. В октябре прошлого года правительства России и Пакистана подписали соглашение о сотрудничестве при строительстве газопровода «Север - Юг». Стоимость газопровода, реализацией которого займется компания «РТ – Глобальные Ресурсы», дочерняя структура Ростеха, составит 2-2,5 млрд долларов. Газопровод протяженностью 1,1 тыс. км с пропускной способностью до 12,4 млрд куб. м в год свяжет терминалы по приему сжиженного газа (СПГ) в портовом городе Карачи на юге Пакистана с городом Лахор на севере страны. Доказанные запасы природного газа Пакистана составляют около 570 млрд кубометров - страна занимает шестое место в Азиатско-Тихоокеанском регионе по этому показателю (после Австралии, Китая, Индонезии, Индии, Малайзии). В 2014 году производство природного газа в Пакистане составило 42 млрд кубометров. Весь добываемый в стране газ потребляется на внутреннем рынке.  Основными производителями природного газа в Пакистане являются государственные компании Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDCL) и Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. (PPL). Первый в Пакистане терминал СПГ (мощность 3 млн тонн в год) был запущен в марте 2015 года.

03 декабря, 00:22

Chip And Joanna Gaines Go To An Anti-Gay Church. Does It Matter?

It’s been a rollercoaster of a week for Chip and Joanna Gaines, the reality TV couple who are the stars of HGTV’s popular home renovation series “Fixer Upper.”  The Gaineses made a name for themselves by helping clients buy and remodel homes. They’ve been praised for their on-screen charm and their talent in design. They haven’t used their show as a platform for spreading hateful messages about queer people. So does it matter that the couple supposedly attended a church that touts so-called “traditional” Christian views on sexuality, believes homosexuality is a sin, and where the pastor actually promotes conversion therapy?  Yes, it matters. But the reason why goes much deeper than what the Gainses may or may not believe. On the same day that their fourth season premiere earned top ratings, the Gaineses found themselves under fire for attending an evangelical church that preaches against homosexuality.  The controversy began after a Buzzfeed reporter tried and failed to get a definitive answer from the couple about their personal stance on same-sex relationships. Instead, the publication made claims based on old sermons and statements from the couple’s church, Antioch Community Church and its pastor, Jimmy Seibert. Like many conservative evangelical churches, Texas-based Antioch promotes the view that same-sex marriage is un-Biblical and that people can choose to walk away from the “homosexual lifestyle,” according to a sermon from 2015.  Anti-gay views have gotten at least one HGTV show canceled in recent years. In the wake of Buzzfeed’s claims, HGTV told The Huffington Post on Thursday: “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows.”  The article provoked criticism from conservatives who accused Buzzfeed of promoting a “witch hunt” against Christians. Given the outlet’s failure to get a clear answer from the Gainses before publishing the piece, conservative Christians weren’t alone in their disapproval. Some called the post “dangerous” for reinforcing the chasm between liberal media and President-elect Donald Trump’s conservative supporters. This @BuzzFeed non-story on the Gaines' non-views on SSM is an example of how Trump got ppl to ignore digital media https://t.co/p6T5d39fj1— Brandon Ambrosino (@BrandonAmbro) November 30, 2016 The problem with this particular article, and the reactions it provoked across the political and religious affiliations, is that both distract from issues that are very real and present for America’s queer community. When the media focus too narrowly on an individual’s (or their pastor’s) religious belief, it gives fuel to the conservative Christian claim that American Christians are being targeted and even persecuted for their religion. Two days after Buzzfeed’s article was published, the Gaineses’ pastor Jimmy Seibert called on Christians to “stand together in the face of adversity.”  “When I have a biblical conviction about my lifestyle choices or how I should run my business or how I should run my home, we should be free to do that – to lovingly express our views to the world around us,” Seibert said in an interview with conservative pundit Todd Starnes. But beliefs aren’t the problem. We don’t need to agree on theology. It’s how these beliefs are acted upon and in the long run, how they make other people vulnerable to discrimination, that matters.  It’s not that the Gaineses and their church shouldn’t be free to believe what they want about God and God’s will for marriage and relationships. Freedom of belief is an essential part of our democracy; there’s a diversity of belief within the Christian church itself. The way Christians have interpreted what the Bible has to say about sex has changed over the past 2,000 years, and it will continue to change.  While there are churches that preach against same-sex marriage, there are many denominations ready to welcome LGBTQ couples and their families into their congregations. What makes conservative Christians’ morality more just, true, or valuable than the morality of a happily married queer person? Power. It’s one thing to personally believe that homosexuality is a sin. It’s completely different when that theology is used to justify laws and policies that take away other people’s civil rights. People of faith should be able to interpret scripture in whatever way makes sense to them and to bring these views into the public forum. But American Christians also have to realize, as the religious majority in this country, that their beliefs, their churches, and their votes are not just personal. They have the power to influence policy and the lives of people who don’t subscribe to their beliefs. It’s one thing to personally believe that homosexuality is a sin. It’s completely different when that theology is used to justify laws and policies that take away other people’s civil rights. I was raised in a very conservative Christian church. I still have plenty of Christian friends and family who oppose same-sex marriage, who don’t think LGBTQ people deserve one of the very first gifts that God gave to humans in the Bible ― a helper, a suitable partner, to grow old with and raise a family with. When I get into a conversation with them about this, they take offense at the idea that it is bigoted to believe in what they call “traditional” marriage. Their responses can be summed up like this ― “We love the sinner, but hate the sin.” Meaning, they say they love and welcome LGBTQ people, but they believe being in a same-sex relationships is a sin. And if that’s a tough and unpopular teaching, well, the Bible never said being a Christian would be easy. The problem is that many conservative Christians don’t see how their beliefs, even on an individual level, can have a negative impact on queer people’s lives. They don’t make that connection ― or they just don’t care, because it doesn’t affect them personally. But it’s way past time to start looking at the fruit of this kind of theology.  On a personal level, not everyone is called to celibacy. For those people, this theology leads to a life devoid of the joy and hope that straight people take for granted.  On a national level, we’ve just elected a president who has surrounded himself with advisors, cabinet members, and a vice-president who are virulently anti-gay, and ready to use their Christian faith to roll back years of progress our country has made. Conservative religious beliefs are used to undermine queer people’s right to marry. But marriage isn’t the only right at stake. We’re talking about the Bible being used to support discrimination in the workplace and to deny LGBT workers just compensation and benefits. It’s theology being used to remove federal recommendations that ensure that transgender students are treated with dignity.  This is about Christians quoting the Golden Rule but not caring that gay and lesbian parents are worried that their parental rights to children could be in jeopardy. It’s about people lifting up the Good Samaritan but trying to protect parents who want to submit their gay and transgender children to psychological abuse in the form of conversion therapy.  There is nothing loving about a theology that allows people to suffer in this way.  There is nothing loving about a theology that allows people to suffer in this way. So does it matter that the Gainses attend an evangelical church that preaches against the way that queer people find love? Yes, it does. And it matters for every other conservative evangelical in America. Especially now.  Evangelicals helped put Trump in the White House. And over the next four years, they face a reckoning. They need to ask themselves ― what are you saying with your church attendance? What will you tell the young gay or lesbian teenager in your church who just heard the pastor condemn queer love? Do you recognize the toxic fruit that conservative Christian theology has produced in the lives of queer people? Do you see how scared they are right now? Are you speaking up for the oppressed? Will you stay silent? Do you care?  -- 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 ноября, 20:48

Cuban-American Journalists Warn Against Romanticizing Fidel Castro

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); Cuban-American journalists with intimate knowledge of Fidel Castro’s cruelty encouraged Americans on Saturday not to whitewash the legacy of the deceased Cuban strongman. On ABC’s “Good Morning America” Saturday, Tom Llamas, whose parents fled Cuba as political exiles, urged those following the news of Castro’s death to view his brutal reign with clarity. “There is this tendency when world leaders die to kind of misplace this romanticism around some world leaders,” Llamas said. “But Fidel Castro is someone who was a tyrant. He was a killer.” Llamas recalled harrowing scenes of desperate Cuban defectors he witnessed while embedding with the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of Florida. “Cuba at a distance may look beautiful. It may look mysterious. It may look nostalgic,” Llamas said. “But up close it is cracked, it is faded. And the people are hungry. And that should be the legacy of Fidel Castro.” Llamas’ comments were an implicit rejoinder to the growing popularity of Cuba as a tourist destination and re-examination of the U.S.’ historic policy of isolating the country due to its disagreements with Castro’s government. Thanks to the resumption of diplomatic relations, Americans’ opinions of Cuba are the highest they have been in 20 years, a Gallup poll shows. Progressives have long argued that the United States government and media have failed to acknowledge the massive gains in health care and education that Cuba experienced as a result of Castro’s takeover. They say that Castro must be viewed in the context of the harm the United States’ history of intervention on the island has caused and that America’s concern for governments’ human rights records is inconsistent. Llamas’ colleague Ron Claiborne alluded to the first of these points on Saturday morning, noting that Cuba has a low infant mortality and high literacy rate. Cuba, in fact, has a lower infant mortality rate than the United States, according to the World Bank. The island’s population is also virtually entirely literate. Llamas insisted that these accomplishments do not diminish the suffering ordinary Cubans living under dictatorship had experienced, with scarce food and economic opportunities. “I can remember night after night with my family stuffing envelopes with medicines, Kool-Aid, just so they can have calories ― and that’s what I remember,” Llamas said, his voice cracking as he fought back tears. Ana Navarro, a CNN contributor who immigrated to the United States from Nicaragua, invited Cubans and Cuban-Americans to tweet stories of family members who were imprisoned, beaten or killed by Castro’s regime for political reasons. She retweeted many of the responses. If u know someone killed, jailed, beaten by Castro's thugs, tweet me name & story, I will retweet. Ppl need to know he was a cruel despot.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 26, 2016 @ananavarro my grandmother's uncle, Jose Pujals, was a political prisoner under Castro for 27 yrs. Missed all of his kids' childhoods.— Evan (@evdeahl4) November 26, 2016 @ananavarro Samira Machado, beaten and arrested indefinitely for trying to escape.— mm (@mikeechado) November 26, 2016 @ananavarro my grandfather, Pablo Gonzalez, 6 years as a political prisoner.— Daniel Borges (@DBorgesCPA) November 26, 2016 @ananavarro My grandfather, Pablo Rodriguez Carazo killed by firing squad. My father, Gustavo Rodriguez-Perez spent 21 years in prison— Neyda A Borges (@Neyda_Borges) November 26, 2016 @ananavarro grandfather, Manuel Sanjurjo. Political prisoner for 20+ years. Professor at U of Havana. Half faced paralyzed from beatings— Vicki D. (@vicki_dee) November 26, 2016 Soledad O’Brien, an award-winning broadcast journalist and producer, whose mother is an Afro-Cuban immigrant to the U.S., shared her mother’s memories of Castro’s brutality on Twitter. She acknowledged, however, the reasons many previously marginalized Cubans, including Afro-Cubans, view Castro positively. My mom on Castro: "Batista would only kill you. Castro would kill you, arrest your spouse, make it impossible for your parents to work..."— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) November 26, 2016 Not really unbelievable. Post-Batista opened up opportunities for many Afro-Cubans. My mom's family remained poor--but got educated... https://t.co/3ELnQUc7HV— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) November 26, 2016 Difficult to explain on twitter, but many who fled Castro first were wealthier, ergo White. So it is actually a Thing. https://t.co/3ELnQUc7HV— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) November 26, 2016 Though Castro was also quite racist (my black relatives couldn't visit my hotel) he was seen as embracing blacks in a way Batista didn't https://t.co/3ELnQUc7HV— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) November 26, 2016 Legend and dictator. He was very complicated. And for many Cubans a hero (at first) bc he got rid of Batista and gave the finger to the US. https://t.co/xvO8Uiazga— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) November 26, 2016 -- 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 ноября, 17:20

To All You Halfwits Hailing a Hitler, Stooges Searching for a Stalin, Morons Marching for a Mussolini, Clowns Craving a Castro...

**Ana Navarro**: _[@ananavarro][]_: "Why Miami celebrating? Ppl like my friend, Claudia Puig. Her dad killed by a Castro firing squad. Her uncle was a political prisoner 25 yrs." [@ananavarro]: https://twitter.com/ananavarro/status/802499941935550465 **Sean Carroll**: _[@seanmcarroll][]_: “'Universal health care' and 'other countries were worse' don’t make Castro worth celebrating. Repressive dictatorships are bad."...

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25 ноября, 15:54

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22 ноября, 16:57

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21 ноября, 20:44

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17 ноября, 20:32

Santos farms into permit near Hides in Papua New Guinea

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has signed a farm-in agreement with ExxonMobil Corp. and Oil Search Ltd. to take a 20% interest in Papua New Guinea highlands permit PPL 402.

17 ноября, 00:02

Trans People Rush To Legally Confirm Gender Before Trump Steps In

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender people in the United States are rushing to legally change their name and gender with the help of volunteer lawyers due to concerns the community’s civil rights could be threatened under the administration of president-elect Donald Trump. In a race against the clock, transgender people have been connecting on Twitter using the hashtag #TransLawHelp with lawyers offering to help them make the changes free of charge before Trump takes office on Jan. 20, 2017. Last week’s victory for Trump has left many transgender advocates fearing a backlash against their community after the Republican candidate sent mixed messages on transgender rights during the campaign. Trump’s choice for vice-president, Mike Pence, has rankled many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists who are wary of the current Indiana governor’s years of opposition to gay rights. Transgender software engineer Riley, who asked to be identified by a first name only, created the #TransLawHelp hashtag after first finding legal assistance to change name with a Twitter message posted in the wake of Trump’s victory. “I thought I might as well make it bigger,” Riley said in a phone interview. Soon, Riley wrote on Twitter: “If you’re a lawyer willing to offer pro-bono services for trans ppl to get their docs now, please use the HT #TransLawHelp.” The 30-year-old New Yorker said that in the 24 hours following the post, the hashtag #TransLawHelp was used some 10,000 times according to a hashtag-tracking software. Riley acknowledged there was no clear indication that changing a name or gender on official ID cards would be made illegal under a Trump presidency, but added that distrust had prompted the initiative. Reports of slurs and attacks against people from minority groups, including gays, have been making the headlines since Trump won the Nov. 8 U.S. election. “I’m a little terrified after the election,” Riley said. Cassandra Kirsch, a lawyer in Denver, Colorado, said she was immediately on board after hearing about the online movement. Though she has not gotten a referral yet, Kirsch said she has begun putting together a group of some 200 attorneys who also want to provide transgender people with name or gender change assistance for free. “Many attorneys like myself would not have known about the pressure for this need without the mobilization of individuals using the hashtag #TransLawHelp,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Her efforts will focus on helping transgender people change their gender marker on passports, a service that can usually cost a few thousand dollars in attorney fees, Kirsch said.   (Reporting by Sebastien Malo, Editing by Katie Nguyen. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking, property rights and climate change. Visit news.trust.org) -- 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.

13 ноября, 17:33

7 Black Celebrities Who Spoke Out Against Black Lives Matter

Lil Wayne is just the latest black celebrity to slam the movement. Here are the other celebrities who are critical of Black Lives Matter.

12 ноября, 22:57

Trump Supporters Accost ‘Silicon Valley’ Stars And Call Them ‘Cucks'

In the days following Donald Trump’s upset presidential victory, his supporters, emboldened by the rhetoric of his campaign, have been involved in countless acts of hate across the country ranging from verbal to physical abuse.  “Silicon Valley” stars Kumail Nanjiani and Thomas Middleditch came face to face with Trump’s America Friday night when two internet trolls apparently accosted them IRL in a bar. Nanjiani recounted the incident in a series of tweets on Saturday that will resonate with those who’ve already experienced the consequences of Trump’s victory. The Pakistani-American comedian was luckily spared from a violent altercation― the two individuals were promptly removed from the bar ― but he notes that someone without his protection or privilege might not have been so lucky.  Was at a bar last night with @Middleditch. At the end of the night, 2 white dudes, 20's, who'd been there for hours came up to us.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 "We're big fans of you guys. (To Thomas) I trolled you on twitter yesterday." He goes on to say how we're wrong about Trump.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 I go "Hey we don't wanna discuss politics right now." His friends goes "oh they're cucks." Then starts yelling at us. "CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!"— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude's chest to stop him. "Don't touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?"— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome & apologetic. Thomas & I are stunned.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can't imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 We can't let hate/racism/bigotry/sexism be normalized. If something happens, be safe, but let it be known we won't stand for this.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 Many ppl are like "just cuz I voted for Trump doesn't mean I'm racist/sexist." Ok, but at best, you ignored it, you overlooked it.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 We thought Internet would give us access to ppl w different points of view. Instead it gives us access to many ppl w the same point of view.— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 12, 2016 “Cuck,” for those who haven’t had the pleasure of engaging with a passionate Trump supporter, is a not so friendly alt-right term to describe liberals or anyone who’s anti-Trump that’s been popularized during his campaign. The term is short for “cuckservative” and originates from the word “cuckold,” which refers to a man whose wife has cheated on him.   Middleditch corroborated Nanjiani’s account on Twitter, explaining that the altercation took place in Silver Lake, an area he described as “gentrification central,” and that he’s never experienced this kind of hate before.  It’s going to be a long four years.  The Huffington Post has reached out to Nanjiani’s and Middleditch’s representatives and will update the post accordingly.  -- 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.

09 ноября, 07:47

The Canadian Immigration Site Actually Crashed On U.S. Election Night

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); As election night results revealed a frighteningly close race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, nervous Americans considering an exit strategy apparently crashed Canada’s immigration website. The online Canadian Immigration eligibility tool is down! Too many ppl freaking out about the American #Elections. #MovingToCanada pic.twitter.com/R61lfAwPFp— Duchess (@DuchessJJ) November 9, 2016 The site has been working intermittently throughout the night with high levels of traffic. The Huffington Post wasn’t able to reach a representative from Citizenship and Immigration Canada for comment. The Canadian Immigration site is down. Sorry, Americans #ElectionNight— Meena Nowrattan (@meenanow) November 9, 2016 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau entertained the idea of welcoming Americans fleeing a Trump presidency in March, during a global town hall hosted by HuffPost Canada. “Cape Breton is lovely, all times of the year,” he said with a smile, referring to a viral website that has encouraged Americans to seek refuge on the small island off Canada’s Atlantic coast should Trump win the election. Canadians, however, are not keen on the idea. A poll released Tuesday shows the overwhelming majority of the nation is opposed to easing immigration policies in the event of a Trump victory. The poll, conducted by Mainstreet Research and Postmedia Network Inc., also reveals that most Canadians would support Clinton for U.S. president. “This election has been quite divisive south of the border and many Canadians are anxious about the outcome on Tuesday,” said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research. The Globe and Mail, a major Canadian newspaper, published a pleading editorial last week titled “Dear America: Please don’t vote for Donald Trump.” “At first, we thought the Trump thing was just a phase you were going through,” it began. “This U.S. election, unlike any since the Second World War, is white knuckle time for the rest of the world. Foreign governments don’t want to interfere in your democracy, so they can’t say what they really think about Trump. But we can. We’re terrified.” We feel you, Canada. Looking to ease your election anxiety? Check out these Canadian meditation exercises. Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S. -- 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.

02 ноября, 05:00

Flint Woman Whose Debate Question Donna Brazile Leaked Says Hillary "Should Be Disqualified"

Submitted by Joseph Jankwoski via PlanetFreeWill.com, On Monday, it was revealed by WikiLeaks that the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile provided a debate question to John Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri of the Clinton campaign ahead of a CNN-hosted debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. This marks the second time that Brazile has been caught tipping off the Clinton campaign to a coming question. In a March 5 email with the subject line “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash,” Brazile tips the Clinton campaign off to a question that will be asked at the next night’s debate regarding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint,” Brazile’s email reads. Lee-Anne Walters, the Flint women whose question was mentioned in advance to Hillary Clinton, appeared on Fox News on Tuesday where she said that the democratic nominee should be disqualified from the presidential race. “I was disgusted by Hillary’s answer when she first answered it, I’m even more so now,” Walters said. “And I feel she should be disqualified because it gave her an advantage that she shouldn’t have had.” During the March 6 debate, Walters asked the democratic candidates if they would promise to make it a requirement for public water systems to remove all lead service lines throughout the United States. Hillary responded by promising a commitment to changing the water systems inside the country and remove lead “from everywhere” within five years. Lee-Anne Walters’ described Clinton’s response as a “cop out”. “The answer she gave is the cop out answer to take it away from water and put funds where there are already funds,” Walters said. “If she is elected she is only going to be in office for four years, not five years, so how does that work?” Although she shared the question with mentors, Walters told Fox News that she does not believe that her question was able to get to Donna Brazile beyond CNN. CNN took three questions from Walters prior to the debate and it is unclear whose decision it was to ask the specific question the Flint women addressed to the candidates on March 6. CNN has since cut ties with Brazile, a veteran political analyst for the network, saying in a statement that it is “completely uncomfortable” with hacked emails showing that Hillary was provided debate questions in advance. Brazile’s CNN contract was suspended when she became interim DNC chair over the summer. CNN president Jeff Zucker described Brazile’s actions as “unethical” and “disgusting”.

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01 ноября, 22:00

PPL Corp (PPL) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Misses on Revenues

PPL Corporation (PPL) reported third-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings of 63 cents per share, topping the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 59 cents by 6.8%.

01 ноября, 18:41

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Rips Donna Brazile's 'Disgusting' Dealings With Clinton Campaign

NEW YORK ― CNN president Jeff Zucker described former network commentator Donna Brazile’s interactions with the Clinton campaign as “unethical” and “disgusting” during a Tuesday editorial meeting, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Zucker’s remarks followed reports Monday that Brazile informed Hillary Clinton’s campaign in March about a question they could expect at a Democratic primary debate the following night against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. This was the second time last month that hacked emails published by Wikileaks appeared to show Brazile tipping off the Clinton campaign with a possible CNN debate or town hall question. Brazile, a longtime Democratic strategist and TV pundit, served as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee through much of the 2016 election. In July, she became interim DNC chair after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) resigned because emails published by Wikileaks showed party officials supporting Clinton’s candidacy even though the organization was supposed to remain neutral during the primary. CNN suspended Brazile’s contract at the time, but it was expected she’d return to the network after the permanent selection of a DNC chair following the election.  But WikiLeaks published an email on Oct. 11 in which Brazile appeared to send the Clinton campaign a question on the death penalty ahead of a March town hall event. “From time to time I get the questions in advance,” she wrote to campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri. The email is one of thousands leaked from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The Clinton campaign has accused Russian hackers of targeting Podesta, though has not authenticated the documents being published by Wikileaks. Networks hosting presidential debates take great pride in maintaining a cone of silence around their preparation and it’s almost unheard of for a question to reach a campaign ― never mind twice. On Tuesday’s call, Zucker said the perception campaigns could receive questions in advance “hurts all of us,” according to a source. “I have no tolerance for her behavior or that kind of behavior,” Zucker added, referring to Brazile.  Zucker stressed on the call that CNN staffers working on the debates did not reveal any questions.  CNN has previously said the network did not give Brazile any questions and suggested TV One host Roland Martin ― who co-moderated the March debate with CNN’s Jake Tapper ― or someone close to Martin provided the question in advance to Brazile. In that first instance, Zucker reiterated Tuesday they believe the town hall question came from the TV One side, a view that’s supported by email correspondence reported by Politico. A CNN spokeswoman declined to comment Tuesday on Zucker’s remarks.  In the second instance, revealed Monday, Brazile may have learned of a possible question when she met a woman at a CNN volunteer event in Flint, Michigan, just before the debate. Brazile mentioned participating in a service project in a March 5 email to the Clinton campaign and said “a woman with a rash” would be asking Clinton a question the next night. “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint,” read the email found in Podesta’s account. The next night, during the March 6 debate, Flint resident Lee-Anne Walters said her children had been poisoned by lead and asked how Clinton and Sanders would handle the crisis. It’s unclear if Walters was the same woman mentioned by Brazile. Walters told The Huffington Post on Monday that she did not recall speaking to Brazile, but provided three questions to someone else at CNN.  On Monday, CNN announced Brazile resigned on Oct. 14 ― three days after the first email surfaced ― and reiterated that the network hadn’t provided her with questions.  “CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” a spokeswoman said Monday. “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.” On Monday, Brazile referred questions back to her Oct. 11 statement in which she said that “as it pertains to the CNN Debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did.” The revelations that Brazile tipped off the Clinton campaign has drawn attention to the common practice of networks hiring partisan operatives whose loyalties may be more to their parties or desired candidates than the audience. CNN has faced criticism in recent months for hiring Corey Lewandowski, who was fired in June as Donald Trump’s former campaign manager but was receiving severance payments while working for the network and continues to travel with the GOP nominee to events. Arthur Delaney contributed reporting. -- 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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01 ноября, 15:24

PPL Corp. (PPL) Beats On Q3 Earnings, Revenues Miss

PPL Corp. reported third quarter 2016 earnings of 63 cents per share, beating with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 59 cents by 6.8%

01 ноября, 00:25

Knowing A Debate Question In Advance Somehow Didn't Help Hillary Clinton's Answer

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 ― Hillary Clinton’s campaign knew in advance that Clinton might get a question from a Flint, Michigan, resident at a presidential primary debate in March, but she still couldn’t come up with a good answer ― at least according to the Flint resident.  “I hated Hillary Clinton’s answer,” Lee-Anne Walters told The Huffington Post the day after the debate. “It actually made me vomit in my mouth.” During the debate, which was hosted by CNN, Walters had asked whether Clinton and Bernie Sanders, her rival for the Democratic nomination, would “make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States.” According to an email posted by WikiLeaks on Monday, the Clinton campaign had advance warning they’d get a question from a Flint resident along those lines.  “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint,” Donna Brazile wrote in a March 5 email to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri. You would think Hillary would have answered the question better given the unfair advantage she had. Lee-Anne Walters Brazile at the time worked as both a CNN contributor and an official with the Democratic National Committee. She has since stepped down from the CNN position, though the network has denied it leaked any questions to Brazile. WikiLeaks has been publishing the contents of Podesta’s email account since obtaining them from unnamed sources. U.S. officials have suggested the Podesta hack represents an effort by Russia to interfere in the U.S. election.  Walters disliked Clinton’s answer because it didn’t show urgency on removing lead pipes, which can still be found in thousands of cities across the country. Clinton’s answer also focused on lead paint, which epidemiologists say is a bigger contributor to lead poisoning than water ― but that wasn’t what Walters had asked about.  “We will commit to a priority to change the water systems and we will commit within five years to remove lead from everywhere,” Clinton said.  “If you look at the numbers,” Walters told HuffPost, “most of the grants and funding go to lead paint, so to lump it all together is unacceptable.” Flint’s water has had high lead levels since the city and state bungled its treatment process after switching the water source in an effort to save money in 2014. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin that can stunt growth and cause brain damage in children.  “You would think Hillary would have answered the question better given the unfair advantage she had,” Walter told HuffPost in an email on Monday.  Walters was a key whistleblower in Flint. She contacted authorities after doctors found high lead levels in one of her sons, setting in motion a series of events that ultimately forced the state to stop denying the city’s water had been contaminated. In September 2015, Flint doctors revealed Flint kids’ blood lead levels had spiked as a result of the water switch.   -- 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.

31 октября, 23:53

Brazile under siege after giving Clinton debate question

Donna Brazile came to the Democratic National Committee to steady a ship rocked by an email hacking scandal and under fire for allegedly favoring Hillary Clinton during the primary process. Now, again thanks to a new email hacking scandal, the DNC’s interim chair is at the center of a controversy of her own — with Clinton’s campaign again caught in the mix.After hacked emails published Monday by WikiLeaks appeared to reveal Brazile, during her time as a CNN commentator, giving advance notice to Clinton’s camp about a debate question, Brazile has lost a CNN contract (which had been suspended since Brazile took over the DNC in July) and found herself used as fodder for one of Donald Trump’s favorite talking points: That in this “rigged” election, the DNC has been in the bag for Clinton since the beginning.“And speaking of draining the swamp, Donna Brazile did it again. WikiLeaks, today. She gave the questions to a debate to Hillary Clinton and that was from a couple of weeks ago. Happened again, but this time far worse. She gave the questions to the debate to Hillary Clinton. Now, they’re all blaming Donna Brazile and frankly, I think she just got fired from the network. She should be fired from the DNC,” Trump said at a rally in Michigan on Monday.Typically, network debate and town hall questions are created in strict confidence. At CNN, they call it ”the cone of silence” and questions are not even emailed to one another for fear of leaks. But clearly Brazile had other methods. Now the hacked emails show Brazile, on two separate instances, tipping the Clinton campaign off ahead of time on questions that might come her way at CNN events.In the first instance, ahead of a March 13 CNN town hall, it appears that guest-moderator Roland Martin from TV One may have shared his contributions to the questions with Brazile. In an email the day before the town hall to senior Clinton staffers, Brazile wrote "From time to time I get the questions in advance" and included the text of a question about the death penalty. An email later obtained by POLITICO showed that the text of the question Brazile sent to the Clinton campaign was identical to a proposed question Martin had offered CNN. (A similar, though not identical question, was ultimately posed to Clinton at the town hall). The Martin connection was seemingly cemented on Monday when WikiLeaks published more of that thread, featuring a newly released reply in which Brazile promises to send additional questions. “I’ll send a few more,” Brazile wrote, adding “Though some questions Roland submitted.” Martin initially denied sharing his questions with anyone, but later said his executive producer and team at TV One had the questions in order to pass them on to the CNN team. Once POLITICO obtained further emails, Martin said he didn’t believe he consulted with Brazile about the questions. Martin did not return a request for comment on Monday. According to CNN’s statement on Monday, Brazile formally resigned as a contributor from CNN on Oct. 14, just two days after news broke of the leaked town hall question. But no one knew Brazile and CNN had severed ties until Monday, when a new email further provided damming evidence – and new inquiries for the television network – that Brazile was tipping the Clinton campaign off during the primaries. In the newest email, sent one day before the March 6 Democratic primary debate in Flint, Mich., Brazile tells senior campaign staff that “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash. Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint.”In her email, Brazile indicated that Flint was an important personal cause. “Folks, I did a service project today. It's so tragic. And what's worse, some homes have not been tested and it's important to encourage seniors to also get tested,” she said.The next night, a woman named Lee-Anne Walters asked both candidates a very similar question.“After my family, the city of Flint and the children in D.C. were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now that, as president, in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, and notification made to the -- the citizens that have said service lines,” the town hall attendee asked. That the candidates would get a question about how they would help the people of Flint if they were elected president would have come as no surprise at the debate, which was purposely in Flint to highlight the city’s water problems. A CNN employee, speaking on background, suggested to POLITICO on Monday that Brazile may have met the woman who was set to ask the question at the service project she refers to in the email, but it’s not clear if the person was Walters or someone else. But wherever Brazile got the questions from, the email’s posting on Monday by WikiLeaks was the final straw, at least publicly for Brazile and CNN. CNN announced that Brazile had actually previously resigned and said they were “completely uncomfortable” with what they learned in the emails."CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas said in a statement. "We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor." A CNN spokesperson did not respond to follow up questions as to why Brazile’s Oct. 14 resignation was not announced until Monday, although networks typically don’t publicly announce when commentators have severed contracts unless specifically asked.To be sure, it’s possible that Brazile was also tipping Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign off about coming debate questions. The Sanders campaign (and all of the Republican candidates and the Republican National Committee for that matter) has not been victim of the same hacks as the Clinton campaign. While a DNC spokesman did not respond to specific questions about whether Brazile also tipped the Sanders campaign off in a similar fashion, Sanders’ former national press secretary only offered glowing praise for Brazile in an email on Monday. “I can't speak to what she did or didn't send to Clinton people. All I can speak to is the relationship our camp had with her,” said Symone Sanders, who worked on Sanders’ presidential campaign, in an email. “During the primary, Donna regular reached out for messaging guidance from us and was very helpful. She was even handed and we all had a great working relationship with her. Clearly the same can't be said about our campaign and other people in the Party. Donna Brazile is one of the reasons the Democratic National Committee was able to move forward following the convention and she is the reason many people like myself have a seat at the table today.”The White House also expressed support, with press secretary Josh Earnest saying President Barack Obama believes Brazile “has done a fine job stepping in during a very difficult situation to lead the Democratic Party.""Look, those of us who have known Donna a long time, know that she is a person of integrity and she is a person of high character. She is a true professional who is a tenacious and effective advocate for Democrats,” Earnest said on Monday.Asked for a comment about Monday’s developments, a DNC spokesman referred to Brazile’s earlier statement from Oct. 11. "As a longtime political activist with deep ties to our party, I supported all of our candidates for president. I often shared my thoughts with each and every campaign, and any suggestions that indicate otherwise are simply untrue. As it pertains to the CNN Debates, I never had access to questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did,” Brazile said, continuing on to note that the U.S. intelligence community has “made it clear that the Russian government is responsible for the cyberattacks aimed at interfering without election." “We are in the process of verifying the authenticity of these documents because it is common for Russia to spread misinformation and forge documents, but we cannot bow down to Putin’s wishes and allow foreign actors to try and divide our country with the hope of affecting the outcome on Election Day,” Brazile continued. "There is too much at stake."Daniel Strauss contributed to this report.

31 октября, 21:05

Donna Brazile Appears To Have Sent CNN Debate Question To Clinton Campaign

Donna Brazile, a former CNN commentator and current interim Democratic National Committee chair, appears to have informed Hillary Clinton’s campaign about a question to expect at a primary debate that the network was hosting in Flint, Michigan, the following night.  The email, which WikiLeaks posted Monday, is the second released this month indicating Brazile may have tipped off the Clinton campaign about questions they could anticipate coming up at CNN events during the primary fight against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).  Brazile apparently sent an email to campaign chairman John Podesta and communications director Jennifer Palmieri on March 5 with the subject heading, “One of the questions directed to HRC tomorrow is from a woman with a rash.” “Her family has lead poison and she will ask what, if anything, will Hillary do as president to help the ppl of Flint,” reads the email, one of thousands stolen from Podesta’s email account and published by WikiLeaks. Russian hackers are believed to be responsible for stealing the documents, which the Clinton campaign have not authenticated. The next night, CNN moderator Anderson Cooper introduced Lee-Anne Walters, who said her family had been poisoned and wanted to know what the candidates would do about the water crisis. “After my family, the city of Flint and the children in D.C. were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now that, as president, in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, and notification made to the citizens that have said service lines?” she asked. Walters, who asked her question around 18 minutes and 39 seconds into the debate, doesn’t mention having a rash and none is visible.  CNN suspended Brazile’s contract in July as she took over the DNC on an interim basis following Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) being pressured to resign after hacked emails showed party officials boosting Clinton’s candidacy. The DNC, which was supposed to remain neutral in the primary race, had already been dogged by criticism that its primary debate schedule most benefited Clinton, the party front-runner, at the expense of lesser-known rivals. WikiLeaks published an email earlier this month in which Brazile ― who served as DNC vice-chair while a CNN contributor ― appeared to send the Clinton campaign a question ahead of a March 13 town hall with Sanders. “From time to time I get the questions in advance,” Brazile wrote in a March 12 email to Palmieri, then laid out a question on the death penalty, presumably to be asked at the following day’s town hall co-hosted by CNN and cable network TV One. TV One host Roland Martin had sent CNN producers a question on the death penalty that was identical to the one Brazile sent to the Clinton campaign, Politico reported. Martin, who co-moderated the event with CNN’s Jake Tapper, told Politico he didn’t believe he had consulted with Brazile ahead of the debate. CNN maintained it had not shared questions with Brazile and suggested to Politico that she had received it from TV One.  We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about [Brazile's] interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor. CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas In an Oct. 13 interview, Tapper said he had “tremendous regard” for Brazile, but said the revelation was “very, very troubling.” “It’s horrifying,” Tapper said. “Journalistically it’s horrifying, and I’m sure it will have an impact on partnering with this organization in the future and I’m sure it will have and effect on ― Donna Brazile is no longer with CNN because she’s with the DNC right now. But I’m sure it will have some impact on Donna Brazile. It’s very, very upsetting.” CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas reiterated Monday that CNN hadn’t given Brazile questions in advance and announced she had resigned from the network on Oct. 14.  “CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” Pratapas wrote in a statement. “We are completely uncomfortable with what we have learned about her interactions with the Clinton campaign while she was a CNN contributor.” Brazile and the DNC did not respond to requests for comments.  But Brazile tweeted that she was “honored” to have been a CNN commentator and referred questions regarding this latest email to a statement she made on Oct. 11. At that time, Brazile said she “never had access to [CNN debate] questions and would never have shared them with the candidates if I did.” She added that the WikiLeaks emails may not be authentic “because it is common for Russia to spread misinformation and forge documents.” Thank you @CNN. Honored to be a Democratic Strategist and commentator on the network. Godspeed to all my former colleagues.— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 31, 2016 For media, please refer to my October 11th statement. For my friends, don't forget to check your status by going to #IWillVote.com. #Freedom— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) October 31, 2016 Just over a week after releasing that statement, Brazile objected to Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s line of inquiry about the CNN debate matter because the emails in question were stolen. Brazile said she was being “persecuted.” The interactions between Brazile and the Clinton campaign raise additional questions about the loyalties of political operatives who also serve as network pundits.  CNN has already faced criticism for hiring Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and not initially disclosing that he was still being paid severance by the campaign while promoting it on air. Lewandowski has reportedly continued advising Trump since officially leaving the campaign and recently traveled with the candidate to events.  CNN chief Jeff Zucker has defended hiring Lewandowski as an effort to include pro-Trump voices on air.  -- 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.