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26 июня, 14:00

'Moms are persona non grata': are tech startups hostile to working mothers?

From all-nighters at the office to insensitive male coworkers, working mothers and mothers-to-be often describe the tech world as hostile to their needsSara Mauskopf was nine months pregnant and about to go on maternity leave, when her boss, the Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann, mentioned her by name at an all-hands meeting: staff would no longer be able to use one of the company’s conference rooms, Lehmann said, because Mauskopf would need it pump breast milk when she returned to work. “I felt very called out and embarrassed,” recalled Mauskopf, who was the delivery startup’s director of product at the time. “It singled me out as the reason for the conversion and made me feel like I was taking something away from everyone.” Continue reading...

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23 июня, 16:23

Visual effects magic of latest "Pirates" movie

Creative agency MPC reveals how its visual effects team helped bring the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie to life. Sara Hemrajani 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

23 июня, 00:30

Fascinating Things You Never Knew About ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’

This landmark children's TV show delighted audiences for generations. Here's some behind-the-scenes info about 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'.

22 июня, 19:43

ISIS Warns Russia: You’re Next

Russ Read Security, This can't be good.  Islamic State militants in Afghanistan threatened to conduct attacks inside Russia in the group’s most recent propaganda video. The ISIS militants, known locally as Islamic State-Khorasan province (IS-K), claimed they were aware that Russia’s Federal Security Service Bureau (FSB) had infiltrated the terror group, according to Circa News’ Sara Carter. The video featured the interrogations of several alleged spies who are forced to admit that they were working for Russia. ISIS militants later executed the accused men, warning “we will take our revenge on Russia” for the country’s involvement in military operations in Syria. ISIS has attacked Russia only once since its rise in 2013. The group targeted FSB headquarters in Khabarovsk, a city in Russia’s far eastern region in April. Russian officials claimed that A.V. Konev, a local 18-year-old resident, opened fire inside the headquarters’ lobby, killing two. An ISIS fighter featured in the video, who claims to be Russian, said that many native Russians are flocking to Afghanistan to join IS-K. Russia has a significant Muslim population, generally located in the North Caucasus region. Law enforcement officials in Chechnya believe that as many as 4,000 Chechens have joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Russia has taken a hard line against ISIS in its rhetoric, but has limited its attacks against the group. The Kremlin sent forces to Syria under the guise of protecting its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, against ISIS forces, but a study in October revealed that Russian strikes were focused mostly on Syria rebel targets in the early part of the month. Read full article

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22 июня, 18:56

AP PHOTOS: Peruvian woman provides home for 70 stray dogs

Sara Moran never thought her home in a poor part of Peru’s capital would become a makeshift shelter for 70 strays when she first rescued a dog after it was run over by a car in 2007.

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22 июня, 16:00

On “Missing”

Sara Dorner explores feelings with her four-year-old daughter. “Missing is remembering. How we long is an interpretation of our own worth in this world.”

22 июня, 01:14

Tyson Foods' Focus on Protein Brands Helps Propel Stock

Shares of meat processor Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN), which have declined around 2.0% in the past one year, have been rising higher since past one month.

21 июня, 04:13

Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney's Old House Seat In South Carolina

Republican Ralph Norman won Tuesday’s special election in South Carolina for a U.S. House seat, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell in the solidly GOP 5th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press. Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become President Donald Trump’s budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016. His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party leaders. Michele Horne, 42, a Rock Hill-based supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) who volunteered for Parnell, blamed the outcome on her fellow constituents’ strong identification with the Republican Party. “South Carolinians still have not gotten to the point where they can look at issues versus keeping it strictly partisan politics,” said Horne, a co-founder of the progressive #DemEnter group. “On the issues, Archie is clearly a better choice for anybody who lives in the state other than very wealthy people.” Norman is likely to add to the strength of the House’s contingent of fiscal hard-liners. He has said he would consider joining the House Freedom Caucus, a group Mulvaney helped found and which is comprised of the chamber’s most conservative Republicans. Norman campaigned heavily on his commitment to helping Trump enact his agenda, including the repeal of Obamacare. He has also embraced raising the Social Security retirement age and, following last week’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a baseball field, said he believes more members of Congress should carry guns. In addition, Norman touted the endorsements of high-profile national conservatives, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Trump recorded a robocall for Norman over the weekend and tweeted his support for the GOP candidate on Monday: Ralph Norman, who is running for Congress in SC's 5th District, will be a fantastic help to me in cutting taxes, and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017 ....getting great border security and healthcare. #VoteRalphNorman tomorrow!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2017 The district, a largely rural swath of the state that stretches from Sumter in the south to the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, was always going to be difficult territory for a Democrat.   Mulvaney was reelected there in 2016 by 20 percentage points, and Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton among the district’s voters by 18.5 points. But in a year when Democrats have been champing at the bit to humble Trump with upset victories in special election races, including Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, which they also lost late Tuesday, Parnell ran his party’s most formidable campaign in the district since 2010. That was when Mulvaney unseated veteran Rep. John Spratt, ending the Democrats’ more-than-century-long hold on the seat. Parnell raised $763,000 for his bid, including $305,000 that he either lent or donated to the campaign. Norman raised $1.3 million, much of which also came from his own pocket. The national attention and resources showered on what polls showed to be a neck-and-neck special election Tuesday in Georgia’s 6th congressional district overshadowed the race in South Carolina. But Democrats in Washington did not ignore Parnell entirely. Shortly after Parnell released an internal poll at the end of May showing that he had narrowed Norman’s lead to 10 percentage points, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee contributed $275,000 to his bid. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, DNC Associate Chairman Jaime Harrison and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten canvassed for Parnell as part of the kickoff of the DNC’s “Resistance Summer.” Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan also campaigned for Parnell in person, while former Vice President Joe Biden taped a robocall for him.  Parnell was previously a tax adviser for Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs. Before entering the private sector, he served as a tax attorney for the Department of Justice and staff director of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rather than shy away from his lucrative Hong Kong-based stint at Goldman Sachs, Parnell claimed that experience gave him the expertise needed to cut middle-class families’ taxes and close corporate tax loopholes. He even laughed about it on more than one occasion.  “I know enough about our crazy tax code to absolutely bore you to tears,” Parnell said in “Know-How,” one of two ads he aired on television. “You have no idea,” Parnell’s wife Sara deadpanned.  Seeking the support of Republicans and independents, Parnell emphasized his commitment to compromising with lawmakers on the other side of the aisle and rejected a push for single-payer health insurance in favor of fixing Obamacare.  At the same time, he didn’t back away from more progressive Democratic positions, such as calling for importation of safe prescription drugs and opposing all cuts to Social Security benefits. He also went on record supporting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, abortion rights and closing the “default to proceed” loophole that allows guns sales without background checks if the FBI fails to complete the screening within three days. With positions like those, Parnell managed to attract the enthusiastic backing of the local Sanders supporters. “I like the idea that he understands how business works,” said Susan Maxson, a 54-year-old Sanders enthusiast and campaign volunteer. “I’m not gonna hold his previous employer against him by any means.” -- 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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20 июня, 03:39

Why Republican senators want Loretta Lynch to testify

Circa News national security correspondent Sara Carter on why Republican lawmakers want Loretta Lynch to testify over the handling of the Clinton email investigation.

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17 июня, 22:48

Bruce Springsteen Is Latest Musician To Bank On Broadway

The Great White Way is in the middle of a pop star renaissance, with Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban, and Brendan Urie making their debuts together.

16 июня, 01:19

Congressional Baseball Game Goes On One Day After Shooting

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); One day after a gunman opened fire on a group of GOP lawmakers at an early-morning baseball practice, many of those same lawmakers took to the field at Nationals Park in Washington on Thursday to face off against their Democratic colleagues in the 56th annual congressional game. Five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), were wounded in the shooting. Scalise was still in critical condition. The game opened with a moment of silence for those wounded. Players observe a moment of silence to honor victims of the Congressional baseball practice shooting. https://t.co/uyDQ1Omqmp— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 15, 2017 Capitol Police officer David Bailey, on crutches from a bullet wound, threw out the first pitch.    Capitol Police officer David Bailey, who was injured in Wednesday's attack, throws out the first pitch https://t.co/xrko50oEiW— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 15, 2017 Members on the Republican team wore LSU caps, in honor of Scalise’s alma mater, Louisiana State. The lawmakers kneeled in prayer on the field before the game got underway. Several members of the Trump administration were spotted in the stands, including the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. According to an announcement during the game, 24,959 tickets were sold, a record for the event. Plastered on the lower screen at Nats Park ahead of tonight's congressional baseball game: "Thank you to those who keep us safe" pic.twitter.com/meEfGt0rcG— Jamie Lovegrove (@jslovegrove) June 15, 2017 The annual game, which raises money for multiple charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, is one of Capitol Hill’s last remaining bipartisan traditions. Ticket sales for the game surged after Wednesday’s shooting, putting the event on track to raise upwards of $1 million. In the wake of the shooting, organizers decided the game must go on, and added the Capitol Police Memorial Fund to the game’s beneficiaries.  “We’re not going to let incidents like this change our way of life or our daily routine. We’re going to go ahead and play the ballgame,” Rep. Michael Doyle (D-Pa.), who manages the Democratic team, said Wednesday.  Rockin our LSU hats before the big Congressional baseball game, in solidarity with Steve Scalise pic.twitter.com/DJdPWsFGsG— Rep. Jared Huffman (@JaredHuffman) June 15, 2017 In a return to his usual dominance, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) led the Democrats to victory with a complete-game five-hitter. The Republicans scored two runs in the first inning, in part because of some infield throwing errors, but after those first hiccups, the Democrats never looked back. They tore apart the GOP starting pitcher, Mark Walker (R-N.C.) — tagging him for seven runs over four innings — and they added four more runs in the fifth inning, after Richmond tagged a Walker fastball over the left fielder’s head and sent the starting pitcher out of the game.  Things got no better for the Republicans when Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) came in as a relief pitcher. Having some control problems, Meehan allowed four more runs — including Richmond, who was already on third — and didn’t return for the sixth. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) came in for the GOP for some mop-up time and proceeded to shut down the Democrats for the remaining inning. Overall, the game took on a far more bipartisan tone than in recent years. Before the game started, Democrats and Republicans huddled in the outfield for a group prayer. When the teams were announced, instead of standing along opposing base sides, members arched across the infield and gave high-fives to lawmakers from both parties.  Gone were the usual signs in the stands ribbing the opposite party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schuler (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) kicked off the game together. At the end, Doyle, the coach for the Democrats, gave the trophy to Republican coach Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) to put in Scalise’s office until he gets better. Barton, accepting the trophy, shook Doyle’s hand, acknowledged the gesture, and said, “We won’t be this nice next year.” Attendees also showed support for Scalise, and advocated for bipartisan unity in the wake of the shooting. Many of the people at the ballpark interviewed by HuffPost expressed hope that the event would send a message to Americans to come together. “We are all sending positive thoughts to Rep. Scalise and we’re all appalled by this horrific crime that took place,” said Sara Kenigsberg, who works at the liberal organization MoveOn.org. “We’re here to support each other against violence like this, and it’s not acceptable.” Hunter Evans, who is interning at the Herald Group, a consulting shop in Washington, agreed. “We need more bipartisanship. We both love America regardless of what party we are.” A friend of Evans who was standing nearby interjected, “Some of us love it more, OK. [Liberals] hate America.” Evans ignored the aside, however, adding that members of both parties had more in common than many believed. “There’s some things we all need to work together on. Everybody in Congress is here because we love America.” Not everyone agreed about the bipartisan nature of the event, however. Mia Lee, who writes for The New York Times’ Modern Love column, said she was put off by the seating arrangement. Attendees by tradition may purchase tickets to sit in the Republican section, the Democratic section or a general admission section. “I think it’s divisive,” Lee said. “While buying tickets, we said, “Oh, let’s sit with the Democrats.’ We want to sit with the Democrats. We don’t want to sit with the Republicans at all. Maybe you can make an argument that it unites people in the game of baseball, but I find it pretty divisive.”  Outside Nats Stadium. "This Democrat is here to support Congressman Scalise." pic.twitter.com/KUTkzEgyF8— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 15, 2017 Nats Park is starting to fill up for the Congressional Game. pic.twitter.com/UVxGzDCAQn— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) June 15, 2017 President Donald Trump did not plan to attend the game, but recorded a video message to air during the event. “This game is always an important moment for both parties to come together to support charity, build friendships and celebrate our national pastime,” Trump said in the video. “But as you all know, tonight’s game has taken on a much deeper level of meaning beyond that. By playing tonight, you are showing the world that we will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence, or assaults on our democracy.” In a show of bipartisan cooperation, Ryan and Pelosi gave a joint interview on CNN during the game ― the first the two leaders have given together. Ryan donned an LSU hat, while Pelosi wore a purple and gold LSU T-shirt. ”Tonight we’re all Team Scalise,” Pelosi said. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post misspelled the last name of attendee Sara Kenigsberg as Keningsberg. Read more on Wednesday’s shooting here.  -- 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.

14 июня, 19:13

U.S. ambassador: We need stronger Moscow-Washington ties

U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft opening the conference. / Ruslan Shamukov The resolution of global issues requires strengthening of mutual understanding between Moscow and Washington. This was stated by U.S. Ambassador John Tefft at the Fort Ross Dialogue forum organized by Rossiyskaya Gazeta at the end of May 2017. According to the ambassador, “with the global economy developing at unprecedented rates and stakes to resolve global problems higher than ever, such cooperation and understanding acquire special significance. Overall, I would describe Russia-U.S. relations as an almost constant balancing act between cooperation and rivalry.” Tefft added that during difficult times cultural links help maintain relations, referring to the Fort Ross Dialogue forum as an example. The event was originally established to support the Russian fortress Fort Ross, which was founded in 1812 by a Russian-American company based on the Pacific coast of California, 80 km from San Francisco. The fort currently holds the status of a historical park. The forum was established in 2012, in honor of the fort’s 200th anniversary, on the initiative of U.S. company Chevron and two Russian companies: The world’s biggest oil pipeline operator Transneft and shipping giant Sovcomflot. Previously the conference was only organized in America, with the latest held in the fall of 2016 at Stanford University in California. In 2017, the Fort Ross Dialogue was for the first time held in Russia, in the towns Pskov and Izborsk near the country’s western border. “Our cooperation with partners from the Chevron consortium has long grown beyond the boundaries of purely industrial cooperation. We successfully collaborate on a number of cultural, social, and historical projects. Fort Ross is a vivid example,” explained Transneft President Nikolai Tokarev. Nikolai Tokarev, President of Transneft, and Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister. / Mikhail Sinitsyn / RG Museum cooperation The forum program consisted of two panels. The first was dedicated to cooperation between museums in Russia and the U.S. The second, to important aspects of the global power industry. “Despite the political situation, nothing has changed for us in comparison with, let’s say, the situation six years ago: Those who support Fort Ross in Russia and America are incredibly loyal. Moreover, due to this trust we have the opportunity to recruit more sponsors, and such events really help,” said Sara Sweedler, chairman of the Fort Ross Conservancy. She noted that it was a pleasure to deal with Russian museum representatives and organize joint projects. The program included a panel discussion coined “Towards each other: Russian trailblazers and American pioneers” - dedicated to the parallel nature of territory exploration in the history of Russia and America. “U.S.-Russia relations have great prospects as they are two major countries with common borders and areas of mutual interest. These not only include combating terrorism, but also space exploration, climate change, and energy-related issues,” stated Mikhail Shvydkoy, the Russian president’s special envoy on international cultural cooperation. Apart from culture, he says, there are many spheres where the countries’ interests meet. “In the end, pragmatism will prevail: We are two great nations,” he added. Welcome address by Mikhail Shvydkoy, Russian president’s special envoy on international cultural cooperation. / Mikhail Sinitsyn / RG Energy discussion Participants of the business conference segment analyzed opportunities for collaboration in the power industry segment with consideration of strained political relations and sanction regimes. Panelists included USRBC head Daniel Russel, the executive secretary of the Russian American Pacific Partnership Derek Norberg and Director of the RAS Institute for American and Canadian Studies Valery Garbuzov. “The Russian president repeatedly emphasized that we are absolutely open to cooperation along political and all other lines, but that such cooperation should be based on principles of fairness and mutual respect of interests”, noted Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov. He said that there were many issues on the Russia-U.S. agenda including counter-terrorism, regional conflicts, strategic stability, arms control, and the prevention of distribution of weapons of mass destruction. The conference program also included a presentation of a joint report prepared by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) entitled “A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations.” Specialists have elaborated a number of steps for their normalization and promised to provide them to Russian and U.S. delegations for preparations toward a possible meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump during the July 2017 G20 summit in Germany. Transneft MediaThe Izborsk fortress commendably withstood the onslaught of the vast Russian-U.S. delegation. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGWelcome address by Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGU.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft is happy to see his compatriots. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGSara Sweedler, chairman of the Fort Ross Conservancy. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGNatalia Dubrovskaya, director of the Izborsk State Museum-Reserve of History, Architecture, and Land. Igor Davydov / RGSession: “Russian America and trailblazing as a resource for development of museums and museum brands.” Moderated by Matthew Rozanski, director of the Kennan Institute. On the right: Lidia Sevastyanova, director of the Kargopol State Museum of History, Architecture, and Art. Igor Davydov / RGHank Birnbaum, manager of the Department of Environmental, Cultural and Educational Programs, tour guide, Fort Ross Conservancy. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGDerek Norberg, president of the Council for U.S.-Russia Relations, executive secretary of the Russian American Pacific Partnership, moderator of the discussion “The energy sector as an important element of Russian and U.S. geopolicy,” and Jeffrey Mankoff, deputy director and senior fellow with the CSIS Russia and the Eurasia Program. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGIvan Timofeev, director of programs at the Russian Internal Affairs Council, moderator of the discussion “Russia-U.S. cooperation in energy and climate change: Interests, issues, prospects.” Igor Davydov / RGOlga Miller, director of the Renova - Fort Ross Foundation. Igor Davydov / RGAntonina Andreyeva, director of the Veliky Ustyug Museum Reserve, Paul Rodzianko, vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, honorary chairman of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (U.S.), Lisa Mealoy, former executive director of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. Mikhail Sinitsyn / RGGift for Fort Ross from local artist Vera Belyus. Ruslan ShamukovSeto Finno-Ugric people getting ready for the guests.

14 июня, 18:56

Was Dylan too freewheelin' in borrowing for Nobel lecture?

The whiff of plagiarism is blowin' in the wind for Bob Dylan. Phrases sprinkled throughout the rock legend's lecture for his Nobel Prize in literature are very similar to phrases from the summation of

14 июня, 10:35

Katy Perry: Her Top 15 Most Controversial Moments

Katy Perry has many huge hits under her belt, but also some disturbing controversies. Here are 15 of her most talked-about moments.

13 июня, 16:00

Tyson Foods (TSN) Recalls Chicken Products on Allergen Risk

Per the media, Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) is recalling nearly 2.5 million pounds of ready-to-eat breaded chicken owing to allergen risk. The possibility of breaded chicken containing milk, which acts as an allergen for many, was identified by a supplier on Jun 6.

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13 июня, 13:30

Inquests open into deaths of London Bridge attack victims

Coroner offers condolences to families as court hears details of how five of the eight victims died in terrorist attackOne of London’s senior coroners has expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack, saying it was “the most horrible thing” to hear of their violent deaths in a court room. As the mother of one of the victims, Australian nanny Sara Zelenak, sat before him at Southwark coroner’s court on Tuesday, Andrew Harris formally opened the inquests into the deaths of five of the eight victims killed in the attack. Continue reading...

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13 июня, 08:00

The must-see standup of summer 2017: Daniel Kitson, Sara Pascoe, Rob Delaney and more

The star of Catastrophe brings carnality, the elusive Kitson attempts to ‘alter language’, Sara Pascoe goes dating, while Hannah Gadsby goes out with a bang•Summer culture: TelevisionLas Vegas’s loss is Britain’s gain, as the veteran magic double-act return for UK tour. Publicity has focused on Penn Jillette’s relationship with the US president, with whom he worked on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012. “We wish we could make Trump disappear,” ran the headlines. That’s not, unfortunately, the prospectus for their new show, which should feature the usual impressive combination of jazzy set pieces hyped by Penn and tender conjuring vignettes by Teller.• At Hammersmith Apollo, London, 20-25 June. Box office: 0844-249 4300. Continue reading...

12 июня, 22:23

Trump Tweeted About The Pulse Massacre And It Went Just As Well As You'd Expect

Donald Trump acknowledged the Pulse Massacre on Twitter Monday and users weren’t having any of it. The president’s tweet ― which he sent at 11:58 a.m. to mark one year after a gunman entered the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida and murdered 49 people, most of them queer people of color ― read “We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific #PulseNightClub shooting. #OrlandoUnitedDay.” We will NEVER FORGET the victims who lost their lives one year ago today in the horrific #PulseNightClub shooting. #OrlandoUnitedDay pic.twitter.com/OFFUVAFBJM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 12, 2017 Twitter users were quick to respond and call Trump out for a whole host of reasons. Some were still angry about the tweet he sent last year while a presidential candidate, which was deemed by some as a “humble brag” rather than a true show of concern for the victims or the LGBTQ community. You literally CONGRATULATED yourself on this day one year ago instead of remembering the victims. Thanks for pretending to care. pic.twitter.com/n0pAj9wIt0— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) June 12, 2017 We will also never forget how you made the shooting about you one year ago today. https://t.co/TYAhNUVn4h— Adam Mordecai (@advodude) June 12, 2017 A year ago today you were celebrating how "right" you were about terrorism. Literally the first tweet you sent after this tragedy. #impeach— Sara Leonard (@g33kgurli) June 12, 2017 You mean the people whose deaths you exploited to advance a prejudicial agenda?— Eric Garant (@garanteric) June 12, 2017 You have some nerve tweeting this after how you reacted last year. And given how poorly you treat latinx Americans it's even more grotesque— Calvin (@calvinstowell) June 12, 2017 Some pointed out the lack of support that Trump has shown for the LGBTQ community, his decision to rescind President Barack Obama’s directive on trans rights and his choice of anti-queer Mike Pence as his vice president: this ALL CAPS tweet does not absolve u frm throwing the entire LGBTQ comm. under the bus after your election. Liar!— Dennis Herring (@dcherring) June 12, 2017 We will never forget your blatent disregard for lgbt rights, your appointment of homophobic Mike Pence, your talks at anti lgbt conferences— Kira (@Light_Yagami128) June 12, 2017 Until you stand up for LGBTQ people please refrain from USING us.— LifeByWhatever (@LifeByWhatever) June 12, 2017 .And Americans will never forget ur recent meeting with anti-LGBT bigots and fact u picked Mike Pence as VP: https://t.co/0EtgDMY3nz— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@Deanofcomedy) June 12, 2017 Good - then STOP signing away protections for LGBT people, stop encouraging bigotry, & embrace equality! Words are 1 thing, actions another.— Maureen Tracy (@MaureenTracy2) June 12, 2017 Others called Trump out for failing to recognize June 2017 as Pride Month with an official White House proclamation ― something Obama did every year he was in office: A great way to honor them would be by actually acknowledging Pride month.— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) June 12, 2017 You forgot them all of pride month. You refuse to celebrate the living and you use the death of our community to further your bigoted agenda— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) June 12, 2017 You and your rabid minions won't even recognize Pride Month - you and them do not get to use #OrlandoUnitedDay— Steven (@steven_damiano) June 12, 2017 And some used the opportunity to challenge the president on gun safety: You don't care about LGBTQ people and you shill for the NRA to prevent any sensible gun control. How dare you talk about #PulseNightclub??— Brian (@bridoc) June 12, 2017 Common sense gun control > Presidential tweets.— Mike C (@mikecicons) June 12, 2017 Thank you for the tweet, but I'd rather see you honor the 49 victims & the surviving families with action to save lives from gun violence pic.twitter.com/1qhhM3TTBg— Khary Penebaker (@kharyp) June 12, 2017 A few people wanted to make it clear that Trump’s tweet doesn’t even mention the LGBTQ community: Saying "Pulse" isn't the same as naming the LGBT community targeted by hate. You've already forgotten the victims. #HonorThemWithAction— MyMother'sDaughter (@1NadineSmith) June 12, 2017 Also remember that the vast majority of the victims were #LGBTQ. Keep that in mind as you evaluate policies affecting that community.— Steve Charing (@SteveCharing) June 12, 2017 Moral of the story? It takes a lot more than just a tweet to be considered an ally ― and don’t mess with the queer community. They don’t play. -- 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.

12 июня, 14:51

Tyson Foods (TSN) Up 2.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Tyson Foods (TSN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

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11 июня, 15:31

An Israeli journalist has been ordered to pay Netanyahu and his wife for a ‘malicious and ugly’ Facebook post

The prime minister and wife Sara have won a defamation suit and $28,300 in damages after a journalist claimed that the first lady had booted the premier out of the car in an official convoy after a heated argument.