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29 мая, 04:40

Why the Seawolf Is America's Most Secret of All Stealth Submarines

David Axe Security, And why Washington wishes it had more of them.  Here’s what we do know. In March 2011 Seawolf’s sister ship Connecticut was tapped for the rare honor of operating under the Arctic ice for tests. Connecticut and the brand-new Virginia-class sub New Hampshire sailed north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, for one of the Navy’s infrequent “ICEX” exercises, begun after the submarine USS Nautilus, in 1958, became the first undersea boat to reach the North Pole. Connecticut “worked with the U.S. Navy Arctic Submarine Laboratory and the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory to test new equipment and train for under-ice operations in an arctic environment,” the Navy announced. The new equipment included “high-frequency sonar for safe Arctic operations and the Raytheon Deep Siren acoustic communications system,” the sailing branch added. We know that Seawolf spent almost three years in drydock starting in September 2009. Contractors did $280 million in work. And when Seawolf returned to the cold Pacific waters in April 2012, she was “even more capable and effective than at any time in her 15 years of service,” according to Cdr. Dan Packer, her skipper at the time. Sometime apparently in August 2013, the U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Seawolf eased out of the port of Bremerton, in Washington State, on what was probably her fifth or sixth deployment since commissioning in 1997. A month later the U.S. Sixth Fleet, in charge of ships in European waters, posted a series of photos to the Website Flickr depicting the U.S. ambassador to Norway, Barry White, touring the 350-foot-long Seawolf pierside at Haakonsvern naval base … in southern Norway. Thousands of miles from Washington State. How Seawolf got to Norway—and what she might have done en route—offer a rare and tantalizing glimpse into some of the most secretive quarters of the most poorly understood aspects of American naval power. For it seems Seawolf traveled to Norway along a path rarely taken by any vessel — underneath the Arctic ice. Silent Service: Read full article

28 мая, 19:01

Donors raise a glass to heroes of Manchester

EDMUND Hall knows that alcohol “isn’t the answer” to trauma, but after the deadly Manchester bombing he felt the least he could do was buy emergency service workers a drink. The London consultant and

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27 мая, 17:37

How to Find Your Million-Dollar Business Idea By Tapping New Census Data

New Census data reveals the many diverse fields--from carpet cleaning to real estate brokering--where everyday Americans are breaking $1 million in annual revenue.

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27 мая, 17:00

Detroit's Newest Boutique Hotel Celebrates The City's Top Makers And Innovators

DETROIT – With an eye on the future, the new Detroit Foundation Hotel taps into the local scene to honor the city's history and imminent transformation.

27 мая, 13:47

Inside Alabama’s Strange Senate race

Establishment Republicans are throwing their weight behind Sen. Luther Strange to keep a pair of conservative hard-liners out of the GOP caucus.

27 мая, 09:19

Trump's Tweets Might Be Lawyered. But Who Will Babysit Him?

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the White House is considering having a team of lawyers approve Donald Trump’s tweets before they go out. But who would stop Trump’s itchy fingers before dawn when he usually taps out his nastiest tweets? That was the topic on a CNN panel Friday as journalists wondered who would be brave enough to bird dog Trump at 2 a.m. — or confiscate his phone. “My question is, is one of those lawyers going to take up residence in the White House?” asked CNN political correspondent Dana Bash. “Because that is the biggest issue for the White House staff when they’re tearing their hair out looking at these tweets [written]  in the off hours when he gets himself worked up into a frenzy.” Yahoo anchor Brianna Golodryga added: “I don’t seen the president handing over his phone ... are these lawyers coming in at 2 in the morning to do phone duty?” The Journal reported Friday that advisers are weighing new strategies to deal with the pounding onslaught of bad news for the president as damaging information mounts in the ongoing investigations into Russian connections to the Trump campaign team. One strategy would have lawyers vet Trump’s tweets so they “don’t go from the president’s mind out to the universe,” and create more trouble for him and his aides, a source told the newspaper. But timing would be an issue. Could the president let a tweet sit until lawyers could see it — or would he turn his phone over to someone until working hours? A former campaign aide said neither is likely. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

26 мая, 22:16

The Tough-Love Approach to Career Guidance

“You don’t want someone that will tell you exactly what to do. That’s not the point of a mentor.”

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26 мая, 21:54

Алиев заявил, что некоторые силы пытаются препятствовать проекту TAP

Алиев заявил, что некоторые силы пытаются препятствовать проекту TAP

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26 мая, 19:00

Pabaltijis miršta, nes valdžioms nerūpi žmonių rūpesčiai

Pabaltijis muša savo rekordus: pirmojo šių metų ketvirčio metu iš Lietuvos išvyko dvigubai daugiau gyventojų, nei pernai, o Latvijoje demografai prognozuoja latvių išnykimą po šimto metų.

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26 мая, 18:49

3 Beat And Raise Tech Stocks To Buy Now

3 Beat And Raise Tech Stocks To Buy Now

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26 мая, 17:37

Trump-Russia special prosecutor Mueller taps spokesman

Trump-Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller has selected veteran Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr to handle media inquiries related to the high-profile investigation, officials said Friday.Carr has worked at Justice Department headquarters since 2013 as the top spokesman for the Criminal Division. He also did a stint recently as the acting director of public affairs while Obama appointees were cycling out and Trump picks were cycling in.Previously, Carr was the spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, which has offices in Alexandria and further south in Richmond, Norfolk and Newport News.From 2002 to 2007, Carr also served as a spokesman for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), including during one of his re-election campaigns.Last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Mueller as a "special counsel" under department regulations, charged with taking over ongoing investigations into alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, including any coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.Justice Department officials confirmed this week that Mueller has begun working out of leased office space in a building near D.C. Superior Court in northwest Washington."The special counsel’s office is up and running now,” Assistant Attorney General for Administration Lee Lofthus told reporters at a budget briefing Tuesday. He said he had no additional details about Mueller's plans for staffing or structuring his operation.

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26 мая, 17:19

Ask Larry: ​​Should I Tap Other Assets To Delay Social Security?

Today’s column considers consuming other assets to facilitate delaying Social Security benefits, when widow's benefits become available, divorced spousal and disability benefits, lump sum payments and the WEP and GPO, and the effects of lower future earnings on benefit amounts.

26 мая, 16:34

5 Reasons People Raid Their Retirement Savings (and What to Do Instead)

Close to a third of people have taken money from a 401(k) to pay for non-retirement expenses. For many, early retirement savings withdrawals are a mistake.

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26 мая, 14:04

Silence Is Falling on the South China Sea

Jay Batongbacal Security, Asia Renewed Chinese beneficence has had its intended impact: by thawing formerly ice-cold ties, emphasizing cooperation ‘in other areas’ and drawing attention away from the maritime disputes. Philippine–China relations have taken a decidedly friendly turn since the South China Sea arbitration concluded with the Annex VII tribunal ruling mostly in favor of the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte has completely upended the country’s foreign policy with its powerful neighbor, starting with a “soft landing” approach to the ruling, and following up with friendly overtures, solicitation and acceptance of pledges of financial assistance, loan packages and infrastructure projects—all punctuated with expletive-laden jabs at Western allies. China also increased imports from the Philippines, notably on agricultural products from Mindanao (tying up support from the southern economic elite), opened the tap on Chinese tourists, and invited the country to join the ranks of beneficiaries of China’s much-vaunted Belt and Road Initiative. Read full article

26 мая, 12:22

Donald Trump Is A Big Reason The GOP Kept The Montana House Seat

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); Republican Greg Gianforte’s triumph in Montana’s special House election on Thursday spoiled the plans of Democrats hoping for a major symbolic victory against President Donald Trump.  But Montana, where the president remains broadly popular, was always a dubious place to harness the energy of the anti-Trump backlash. In fact, having Trump in the White House was almost certainly an advantage for Gianforte, who staved off a challenge from Democrat Rob Quist, a folk musician, by some 7 percentage points despite allegedly manhandling a reporter on the eve of the election. Trump won Montana by more than 20 percentage points in November. And Ryan Zinke was reelected to the House seat by 16 points. (Trump tapped him as interior secretary, triggering the special election.) In that same election, Gianforte ran for governor against incumbent Democrat Steve Bullock. He lost to Bullock by 4 points, notwithstanding Trump and Zinke’s big wins. This time around, Gianforte played the Trump card whenever he could, calculating that if the election were a referendum on the president, he would actually stand to gain more than if it were not. Speaking to voters at a campaign event in April, Gianforte framed his candidacy explicitly as an opportunity to support the president’s agenda. “Does the Trump train pick up speed or do we put on the brakes?” he said.  And Gianforte welcomed the support of the White House and associated figures. His most prominent campaign surrogates were the president’s eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., who visited the state twice to campaign for Gianforte; Vice President Mike Pence, who also came out to stump for the candidate; and the commander-in-chief himself, who recorded a last-minute robocall for the campaign.  It’s too soon for there to be a backlash [against Trump]. Jacquie Helt, Montana Democratic Party “The lesson here, and I think frankly even around the country, is that it’s too soon for there to be a backlash,” said Jacquie Helt, a vice chair of the Montana Democratic Party and the state director of the Service Employees International Union.   “It takes a while. People want to dance with who brung them,” Helt added, referring to her fellow Montana voters. “They also, I think, are reluctant to admit that they made a mistake.” Given that reality, Quist rarely focused on Trump as an individual, or the mounting scandals surrounding the alleged ties of his campaign associates to Russia. He instead mounted a populist bid to paint Gianforte as an out-of-touch “New Jersey billionaire,” whose 2009 lawsuit against the state seeking to restrict public access to a river adjacent to his property made him a less reliable guardian of Montana’s public lands. (Gianforte made his first fortune as a tech entrepreneur in New Jersey, before moving to Montana in the 1990s.) In the campaign’s final weeks, Quist took full advantage of Gianforte’s murky stance on the unpopular Obamacare repeal bill that the House passed. The Democrat repeatedly slammed Gianforte for telling lobbyists in private that he was “thankful” for the bill’s passage, even as he declined to stake out a position on it in public. He even devoted his closing ads to the threat Gianforte would pose to Montanans with preexisting conditions. Jorge Quintana, a Montana Democratic National Committee member and veteran of Democratic politics in the state, credited Quist’s campaign for keeping the loss margin so close. “We’re only five months into his administration. Trump won the state by 20 points,” he said. “Tonight, Quist, a brand-new candidate who has no experience in this, came up seven points short.”  Another factor working against Quist was that Gianforte’s most damaging moment ― the now-infamous “body-slamming” of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs ― occurred on the eve of the election, when more than two-thirds of the votes had already been cast through absentee ballots. Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault over the incident. In an audio recording of the altercation, Jacobs asks Gianforte about his position on the health care bill in a polite tone. The tape then cuts to the sound of a loud scuffle in which Gianforte can be heard berating the journalist as a frazzled Jacobs says that the Republican “body-slammed” him and broke his glasses. The account of a Fox News reporter who saw the incident corroborates Jacobs’ version of events, adding in graphic detail how Gianforte had taken the reporter down with his hands on his neck and proceeded to punch him. Gianforte initially denied wrongdoing, but during his victory speech on Thursday night, apologized for his behavior. Seats like this are winnable ― but only if we get in early, organize and fight to win. Charles Chamberlain, Democracy for America Earlier on Thursday, rumors coursed throughout the state that many Montanans who had already voted for Gianforte were having buyer’s remorse. Derek Oestreicher, the director of Montana’s elections and voter services and a political appointee of the Republican secretary of state Corey Stapleton, estimated that his office had received roughly a dozen inquiries from voters interested in changing their votes on Thursday morning. He got more questions from reporters interested in knowing whether voters had sought to change their ballots than actual voter requests, however. A fiery debate has predictably erupted over whether Quist could have overcome even these disadvantages with earlier help from the party. Although Quist raised sizable funds on his own, he got crushed in outside spending. Republican political action committees spent $5.6 million on behalf of Gianforte and against Quist, compared with just $700,000 spent by outside groups trying to elect the Democrat, according to an analysis by Roll Call.  In March and early April in particular, Republican groups were able to tie Quist to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and attack his financial peccadilloes with a limited response from the Democratic side. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which works to elect House Democrats, virtually ignored the race until the middle of April. It eventually injected a total of $600,000 in the race, a fraction of the sum it has spent on a special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, where the party believes that filmmaker Jon Ossoff has a clearer path to victory. “Seats like this are winnable ― but only if we get in early, organize and fight to win,” said Charles Chamberlain, executive director of the progressive organization Democracy for America, in a statement reacting to the election results. Other critics were less subtle. Would've helped if the Democratic Party got behind Rob Quist.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 26, 2017 As for the Democratic National Committee, chairman Tom Perez took over the party body less than two weeks before Quist secured the Democratic nomination. Under his leadership, the DNC ultimately mobilized its email list to raise funds for Quist and ended up sending a staffer to assist with digital efforts.  Quintana, a voting member of the DNC who backed Perez’s candidacy for chair, defended the body’s role in the race. “The DNC did everything the campaign asked it to do,” he said. “It would have been nice if the DCCC had gotten in earlier and harder. We’re used to being outspent 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.

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26 мая, 05:24

El Rey Network Taps Marvel Universe With Lou Ferrigno-Hosted Memorial Weekend Hulk-A-Thon

The Robert Rodriguez-Univision English-language cable joint venture, which acquired the rights to the original The Incredible Hulk TV series, hopes Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno attracts a superhero fanbase to its niche, action network.

26 мая, 00:53

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Indefinite Article

During a speech at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, President Trump stopped short of explicitly endorsing Article 5.

25 мая, 20:09

Lieberman withdraws from FBI director search

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was once considered the front-runner to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, has formally withdrawn from consideration for the post. In a letter sent Wednesday to President Donald Trump, Lieberman said he wanted to avoid any potential conflict due to Trump’s decision to tap attorney Marc Kasowitz as his primary outside counsel in ongoing investigations into possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. Kasowitz and Lieberman work for the same New York firm. “I have decided to withdraw my name from consideration for this nomination,” Lieberman said in the letter, released by his office and reported first by the Wall Street Journal. “With your selection of Marc Kasowitz to represent you in the various investigations that have begun, I do believe that it would be best to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest, given my role as senior counsel in the law firm of which Marc is the senior partner.” Trump interviewed Lieberman for the position last week as part of a confusing process that included interviews with other individuals at the Justice Department, almost none of whom were among the group Trump met. White House aides indicated last week that Lieberman was the leading contender for the FBI slot, in part because he was expected to have bipartisan appeal. However, a number of Democratic senators said they would oppose Lieberman because the FBI post has never been given to a politician. Some also questioned his experience with law enforcement and noted that, at 75, he would be taking on a job that comes with a 10-year term.“Just being thought of for this position was a great honor because of my enormous respect for the men and women of the FBI and the critical and courageous work they do in protecting the American people from criminals and terrorists, and upholding our finest values,” Lieberman wrote.

25 мая, 19:01

‘Fidget spinner’ has US, European teachers in a spin as tempers fray

IT was supposed to calm nerves, relieve stress and improve concentration but a new anti-fidget toy spreading fast through US and European schools is whipping up anger among teachers on both sides of the