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18 апреля, 19:33

15 Directors and Actors Who Absolutely Hated Each Other

Sometimes directors and actors just don't get along. This tension often leads to feuds both on and off the set. Here are 15 stars who hated each other.

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08 апреля, 09:12

Review: How 'The Case for Christ' Could Create A Christian Cinematic Universe

The Case for Christ turns a nonfiction Christian tome into a Zodiac-like mystery.

24 марта, 13:49

Ted Cruz Called Donald Trump 'A Sniveling Coward' One Year Ago

As congressional Republicans mark the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act by trying to repeal it, let us pause to reflect on a somewhat less auspicious anniversary. A year ago Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called Donald Trump a “sniveling coward.” To recap: In late March 2016, with the contentious Republican presidential primary in full swing, an anti-Trump super PAC ran an ad featuring images of a scantily clad Melania Trump from a 2000 photoshoot with the caption, “meet Melania Trump. Your next first lady. Or, you could support Ted Cruz on Tuesday.” Though the Cruz campaign was not involved with the ad, Trump responded by threatening to “spill the beans” about Cruz’s wife, Heidi. “The beans,” it turned out, was a meme courtesy of someone with the Twitter handle @Don_Vito_08. "@Don_Vito_08: "A picture is worth a thousand words" @realDonaldTrump #LyingTed #NeverCruz @MELANIATRUMP pic.twitter.com/5bvVEwMVF8"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016 Because presidential campaigns aren’t typically occasions for diss battles, Trump’s retweet ate up the news cycle, prompting condemnations from Trump opponents and yet another round of handwringing from Republicans. Even considering Cruz’s distinctly melodramatic manner of public speaking ― few politicians more closely resemble a particularly self-absorbed debate club kid ― his response was intense.   “It’s not easy to tick me off. I don’t get angry often,” an incensed Cruz told reporters. “But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that will do it every time. Donald, you’re a sniveling coward, and leave Heidi the hell alone.” When a reporter asked Cruz if he would support Trump if the real estate mogul and reality TV star were the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Cruz hesitated before replying, “I’m going to beat him for the nomination. Donald Trump will not be the nominee.” He did not beat him. Donald Trump was the nominee. Ted Cruz endorsed him. Cruz’s office did not return requests for comment for this story. Things remained toxic between Cruz and Trump for the remainder of the primary and well after, with Trump regularly referring to Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted” and Cruz leveling broadsides against Trump’s character. In one speech before Cruz dropped out, he called his opponent a “pathological liar,” a “narcissist” and a “philanderer.” After footage emerged of Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women, Cruz called the comments “disturbing and inappropriate” in a tweet.  And, in what was arguably the strangest accusation leveled by Trump since his highly publicized (and highly untrue) birther campaign, he accused Cruz’s father, Rafael, of playing a part in John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He repeated the accusation a day after accepting the nomination at the GOP convention in Cleveland. Party unity can be a strange thing. In early October, the Dallas Morning News published video of Cruz phone-banking for the man who had disrespected his wife, implicated his father in a violent act of treason and seemed only one late-night tweet away from elevating the “Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer” meme from online joke to full-fledged conspiracy theory. The footage went viral: Cruz looked less like a happy warrior putting party before ego and more like a scared teenager calling his mom to pick him up from a particularly raucous house party. *record scratch, freeze frame*Yup. That's me. You might be wondering how I ended up here. pic.twitter.com/LTkx4dG6tS— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) October 6, 2016 Trump, for his part, has tried to make amends with Cruz since taking office. In addition to having the Cruzes over to the White House for dinner, Trump invited the senator to the Oval Office for the signing of a NASA authorization bill.  And in an interview with Time magazine published this week, Trump insisted, “I like Ted Cruz, he’s a friend of mine.” But it’s not clear whether Trump is totally over his feud with Cruz. In the Time interview, he doubled ― nay, tripled ― down on the JFK claim, insisting it was something “that was in the newspaper.” Moreover, Trump, who has made a point of regularly deleting tweets, still has not deleted the one making fun of Heidi Cruz’s appearance.  And during that NASA authorization bill signing, the president, ostensibly discussing the space agency’s work, said, “It’s a pretty tough job, I dunno. Ted, would you like to do it?”  Cruz, his fingers resting gently on the Resolute Desk, smiled knowingly as Trump asked Marco Rubio, another former primary foe, the same question.  Politics hurt too much? Sign up for HuffPost Hill, a humorous evening roundup featuring scoops from HuffPost’s reporting team and juicy miscellanea from around the web. -- 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.

20 марта, 18:23

Названы самые богатые люди Израиля

Уже который год самым богатым израильтянином признан владелец компании морских перевозок Zodiac Group Эяль Офер

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15 марта, 18:15

Safran under pressure to drop €8.5bn Zodiac bid

Activist calls for deal to end after target’s results send shares below offer price

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15 марта, 17:47

Safran может пересмотреть свое предложение о приобретении Zodiac

Французский производитель оборудования для аэрокосмических объектов Safran заявил, что может пересмотреть условия своего предложения о приобретении производителя авиакресел Zodiac Aerospace после того, как последний озвучил пессимистичный прогноз по финансовым результатам. Так, компания Zodiac отчиталась о резком снижении полугодовых продаж и сообщила, что ожидает 10%-ного снижения операционной прибыли за текущий год, хотя ранее прогнозировала 20%-ное повышение. Напомним, что в январе Safran заключила соглашение о покупке Zodiac за 8,5 млрд евро ($9 млрд). Однако французская компания отметила, что учтет последние новости при проведении эксклюзивных переговоров с Zodiac на тему их слияния, не уточнив при этом, какие изменения могут быть внесены в условия сделки.

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15 марта, 15:48

Safran может пересмотреть свое предложение о приобретении Zodiac

Французский производитель оборудования для аэрокосмических объектов Safran заявил, что может пересмотреть условия своего предложения о приобретении производителя авиакресел Zodiac Aerospace после того, как последний озвучил пессимистичный прогноз по финансовым результатам. Так, компания Zodiac отчиталась о резком снижении полугодовых продаж и сообщила, что ожидает 10%-ного снижения операционной прибыли за текущий год, хотя ранее прогнозировала 20%-ное повышение. Напомним, что в январе Safran заключила соглашение о покупке Zodiac за 8,5 млрд евро ($9 млрд). Однако французская компания отметила, что учтет последние новости при проведении эксклюзивных переговоров с Zodiac на тему их слияния, не уточнив при этом, какие изменения могут быть внесены в условия сделки.

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08 марта, 09:00

Stargazers: the best zodiac-inspired fashion – in pictures

The style universe has something in store for all of us this season. Here is our pick of the best bags, dresses, sweatshirts and necklaces for every horoscope Continue reading...

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23 февраля, 21:29

Safran hits back at TCI’s criticism of Zodiac deal

French group says fund’s attempts to stop deal would destroy long-term value

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22 февраля, 13:08

When Voting With Your Feet Works Better Than Shareholder Activism

Selling out is the best thing investors can do about French industrial champion Safran’s dubious decision to take over Zodiac.

31 января, 00:21

14 Photos That Show The Original Asian-American Resistance

By the 1960s, Asian-Americans were already being portrayed as a U.S. “model minority” ― a group whose diligent work, personal responsibility and success proved that the American dream was attainable to all. It turns out, the label didn’t tell the full story.  As a new exhibition at the Los Angeles Chinese American Museum argues, young Asian Americans of the time were busy writing their own narrative and protesting just like their Black and Chicano counterparts. Through protest and art, they denounced the Vietnam War and refused to be pigeonholed as model minorities who could easily overcome systemic barriers. “Beginning in the late 1960s, Asian-Americans nationwide were building social service institutions and feminist collectives, marching against the war, critiquing and sometimes even trying to overthrow the U.S. government,” said Ryan Wong, one of the curators of the exhibition “Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968–80s.” According to Wong, it’s no coincidence that the term “model minority” was being coined around the same time the Asian-American movement was radicalizing a generation of young people. Groups of Asians protesting for their rights wasn’t the story most media outlets or social theorists wanted to acknowledge. “The ‘model minority’ idea was used as a weapon against the social movements of the civil rights era, suggesting that activism wasn’t necessary if a group could only ‘work harder,’” he said.  The Asian-American movement chronicled in the exhibition shatters that myth, he added.  Told through photographs, posters and oral histories, “Roots” shows how Asian-Americans formed civil rights organizations at colleges like UC Berkeley, fought against gentrification and ultimately banded together to form a new pan-Asian political identity. “Until about 1968, you either identified with your country of origin ― mostly China, Japan, and the Philippines at that point ― or were lumped under the term ‘Oriental,’” Wong said.  By the late 1960s and early 1970s, Asian-Americans of different ancestral countries recognized their shared history of racial discrimination and realized they’d have a stronger voice together.  “That idea spread like wildfire across campuses and organizing centers nationally, which is amazing in a time before social media,” Wong said.  For many, the Vietnam War was an obvious entry point into activism. Unlike the mainstream anti-war movement, many Asian-American activists perceived the United States’ participation in the war as a form of imperialism. Others saw parallels between the treatment of the Vietnamese abroad and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, according to Steve Wong, the chief curator at the museum. “War helped unify Asian Americans. It connected anti-imperialist movements in South East Asia to the oppression of Asians in the U.S.,” Steve explained. “A common slogan during this time was ‘No Vietnamese ever called me a Chink.’ Asians brought attention to the racialized component to the Vietnam War.” Some pieces in the exhibition reveal a more radical side of the movement, like Leland Wong’s Black Panthers–inspired “Year of the People/Off the Pigs.” Riffing on 1971 as the year of the pig in the Chinese zodiac, Leland’s illustration shows Asian-Americans attacking what they perceived as oppressive power structures in their community ― far from “model minority” behavior.  It’s an illustration that can be shocking if you’ve never heard about early activism in Asian communities. Let’s face it: Asian-Americans might be the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, but their complicated history in American society tends to get the short shrift.  “If you’re like me, you were never taught this history in school and never saw it depicted in TV shows, movies or newspapers,” said exhibition curator Ryan, who grew up in Los Angeles in 1990s.  Few Asian-Americans today know about Gidra, a newspaper of the movement that featured wry political illustrations and commentary, Ryan noted  ― or the fight to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean-American immigrant who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1973. At the opening of the exhibition earlier this month, many young attendees were taken aback by the material.  “Someone came up to me and said, ‘I’ve been organizing since 2004, and I thought that was a long time,” Ryan said. “It’s incredible to see how people our age ― in their 20s at the time― built a dynamic movement that reshaped their communities.”  Ultimately, he hopes the exhibition creates a sense of continuity between today’s activists and older ones.  “If these histories are erased and buried, each generation feels a little more alone, like we are starting from scratch,” Ryan said. “I hope people see how the past informs not only today’s movements, but our futures.”  “Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968–80s” is free (donations are welcome) and will run until June 11. 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27 января, 20:41

Can the U.S. Military Compete With China’s Rooster-Dancing Capabilities?

Behold the awesome power of the People’s Liberation Army.

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27 января, 17:37

China: Celebrations begin for “Year of the Rooster”

For many workers in China this time of year means a month long holiday. Saturday will officially mark the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, under the Chinese zodiac. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

20 января, 10:23

Европейские индексы слабо снизились в четверг на комментариях Драги

Европейские фондовые индексы завершили небольшим снижением торги в четверг, инвесторы оценивали итоги заседания Европейского центрального банка (ЕЦБ).

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19 января, 20:32

Zodiac Aerospace rockets after Safran bid, European shares retreat

* Earnings lift Moneysupermarket, but Royal Mail down on results

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19 января, 19:21

Safran's $9bln agreed bid for Zodiac Aerospace

French aero engine maker Safran has launched a $9 billion agreed bid for seats manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace to create the world's third-largest aerospace supplier as the industry bulks up to tackle record high output plans. Sonia Legg 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

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19 января, 16:01

Safran приобретет Zodiac Aerospace за $9 млрд

Французский производитель оборудования для аэрокосмических объектов Safran договорился о приобретении производителя авиакресел и автомобильных деталей Zodiac Aerospace за 8,5 млрд евро ($9 млрд). Стоит отметить, что в результате сделки будет создана компания с рыночной капитализацией около 21 млрд евро. Сообщается, что в рамках сделки Safran выплатит 29,47 евро, а также 0,485 своей бумаги за каждую акцию Zodiac, однако акционеры последней не получат по ним специальные дивиденды.

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19 января, 13:17

Zodiac Aerospace rockets after Safran bid, European shares retreat

* Royal Mail falls after results (Recasts, adds quotes and detail, updates prices)

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19 января, 11:29

Zodiac Aerospace rockets after Safran bid, boosts European shares

LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - European shares rose on Thursday in early deals, as Zodiac Aerospace's shares surged after France's Safran's takeover offer, and Moneysupermarket.com jumped after results.