Archive for abril, 2015
Protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland gripped the city this week and prompted a series of news reports and social media posts reflecting the unrest that has unfolded.
“Erin Burnett is an example of white privilege and white supremacy, as is CNN,” declared Peniel E. Joseph , a professor of history at Tufts University and the author of book Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America , in a conversation with HuffPost Live on Thursday
WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security’s Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday he regretted that he’d appeared to show favoritism and undue influence over a program that handles immigrant investors, but denied that he had acted improperly. “Preferential treatment is not acceptable,” Mayorkas told the House Committee on Homeland Security
When Woody Arenas and David Krawsek look back on their relationship, it all comes back to Britney Spears . The two men met at the opening night performance of Spears’ ” Britney: Piece of Me ” concert residency at Las Vegas’s Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2013, Mashable reports. True to form, the couple incorporated the pop princess and some of her greatest hits into their wedding, which took place April 24 just outside the casino’s AXIS Auditorium.
Photo credit: F&B Department More…
One of the saddest occurrences in many home kitchens is opening the jar of Nutella tucked away in the back of the cabinet only to realize that it is, in fact, nearly empty.
There are all types of people in the world: tall and short, Democrat and Republican. But nothing separates us from one another more than being messy or, well, not messy. Maybe your closet isn’t big enough for all of your clothes
A leaked police document that claims Freddie Gray was “intentionally trying to injure himself” while in the back of a police van in Baltimore after his arrest is being questioned due to inconsistencies with earlier reports. Gray died a week after his videotaped April 12 arrest due to injuries sustained under uncertain circumstances while in police custody, sparking protests in Baltimore and around the nation. More..
FERGUSON, Mo. — Hundreds of protesters gathered on the main street and in front of the city police department for a second consecutive night Wednesday, the day after demonstrators hurled rocks at police vehicles and set fire to a portable toilet.
Seventy-year-old Kaye recalls meeting “Aaron,” the man she now calls “the love of my life,” on a dating website in March 2014.
After President Barack Obama accused critics of his proposed trade deal of being wrong on the facts , one member of Congress released a lengthy video explaining point-by-point why he believes free trade has hurt the United States and why a new deal would be even worse. After facing vocal criticism from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other Democrats on his trade deal, called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama accused the members of his own party of spreading misinformation
A fraternity at the University of Kansas has kicked out four members who admitted involvement in a video posted on social media that mocks Muslims. Zeta Beta Tau chapter president Jason Finkelstein said Wednesday that the traditionally Jewish fraternity learned of the video April 10 and expelled the members the next day.
The Baltimore Orioles played a home game Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox in an empty stadium.
The models stood on the streets of Shanghai, dressed in ripped clothing with dirt smudged across their faces, carrying beggar’s sticks and asking for food.
It’s 3:30 a.m., we’re in the dimly-lit billiards room of a haunted mansion in the Rocky Mountains, and Grammy-award winning artist Anton Zaslavski (aka ” Zedd “) is weighing the pros and cons of having himself cloned. This being a notoriously haunted property, we’re also keeping an eye out for ghosts.
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court was set on Wednesday to hear arguments in a case brought by three death row inmates challenging Oklahoma’s method of execution by lethal injection as a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment
Vogue Brazil just marked a major anniversary, and it picked the perfect supermodel to help celebrate. Gisele Bundchen is nude on the cover of Vogue Brazil’s 40th anniversary issue, commemorating not only the magazine’s milestone, but also her own 20-year career. The 34-year-old posed for photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
The Houston Rockets apologized to the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday after posting a tweet that was widely criticized for being unsportsmanlike. During Game 5 of their first-round playoff series against the Mavs, the people responsible for the Rockets’ official Twitter account sent out a tweet featuring an emoji of a gun pointed at a horse’s head and the words: “Shhhh. Just close your eyes.
Portia Kersten is the Chief Financial Officer of Skout , the largest global platform for meeting new people. For more than a decade, she has worked with early stage and high growth companies in a range of industries to raise capital, maximize growth potential, operationalize for scale and achieve successful exists. She holds an MBA from Columbia University
Dr. Rebecca Cipriano is a well-respected medical doctor, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
Lisa Lorino is the founder of LJLdesigns , a San Francisco-based interior design firm. She began her career at the famed Rockwell Group in New York City where, in her words, she was first exposed to the “crème de le crème of interior design.” In 2000, Lisa moved to San Francisco to work for BraytonHughes
(Recasts, edits, oil market) RIYADH, April 29 (Reuters) – Saudi King Salman on Wednesday appointed Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef as his new heir, replacing the monarch’s half brother Prince Muqrin, and made his son, Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman, second in line to succeed. He also replaced veteran foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, who had served in the role since March 1975, with the kingdom’s Washington ambassador Adel al-Jubeir, the first non-royal to hold the post. The changes signaled a major shift at the top of the ruling Al Saud family away from princes chosen by the late King Abdullah, who died in January, and towards those close to the new monarch.
The U.S. Department of Education is telling thousands of students from now-shuttered for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc
Times New Roman may be a classic font, but it’s apparently a no-go when it comes to applying for a job. Bloomberg recently spoke to a group of typography experts about the best and worst type fonts to use on a résumé
Which of these do the governments of Canada, France and Australia have in common: a) They are controlled by the military; b) They have constitutions that limit their power; c) They have leaders with absolute power; d) They discourage participation by citizens in public affairs?
These folks get so terrifyingly high, they might need an intervention. Adrenaline-hungry base jumpers spent two weeks flying off of Dubai’s tallest residential building, Princess Tower, and video of the stunt is both dizzying and gorgeous
Toya Graham, the mother who was caught on video smacking her son after witnessing him throwing objects at officers, said she disciplined him in public because she wanted her son to learn a valuable lesson.
The challenges of distributing virtual reality at scale is one of a number of hurdles at the moment, but the immersive medium will come to The New York Times newsroom, predicts Rebecca Howard, General Manager of Video in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with her at The Times NewFront event yesterday where the paper demonstrated VR .
Some of the new graphics software technologies coming out of Adobe sound like they will add to the palette of creative professionals in the video and imaging sector. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, Adobe product management senior director Bill Roberts says the recently-announced ” Project Candy ” allows users to capture a color set using their smartphone camera for use in desktop video editing. More…
At the Yahoo NewFront last night, the company announced a number of new programmings in live, vertical “magazines” shows and in the long-form “Yahoo Originals.” At the event, we spoke with Kathy Savitt , CMO and Head of Media who gives an overview of new shows, the dramatic growth of “live” at Yahoo and the developing opportunities around video for advertisers. More…
What you did today isn’t important anymore. You’ve probably had some meaningful accomplishments in your life. Maybe you graduated from a prestigious college, or landed your dream job, or built a wonderful family
“Mad Men” actor Jay R. Ferguson told HuffPost Live that his character Stan Rizzo first came to the show as a “smug pig,” but he saw a big shift in fan’s reactions after one specific change
NEW ORLEANS – A federal appellate judge on Tuesday questioned why the Texas Legislature had not addressed concerns that its four-year-old voter ID law discriminated against minority voters. U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Catharina Haynes stopped short of rebuking state lawmakers while listening to attorneys spar over what are widely considered the nation’s strictest rules on the identification that voters must present at the polls.
By Kate Kelland LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – Black Americans who switched to a high-fiber African diet for just two weeks saw a dramatic drop in risk factors for colon cancer, a study published on Tuesday found. A group of Africans who went the other way and started eating American food rich in animal proteins and fats saw their risks rise over the same short period, according to the paper in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers said they were not surprised that eating more fiber appeared to lower colon cancer risk, but were struck by how quickly and dramatically the effects showed
One of the most troubling developments resulting from the escalation of violent extremism in the Middle East is the rise in the number of Muslims from the West who are joining the ranks of jihadist groups, notably ISIS. Western governments are struggling to find out what motivates young Muslims to leave their sheltered lives–many are well-to-do and educated–only to join radical organizations that offer an elusive goal and the prospect of violent death.
Nicki Minaj knows how to celebrate with the best of them — especially the teens. The rap star performed at one lucky teen’s Bar Mitzvah this past weekend, Business Insider reports. The Bar Mitzvah boy, Matt Murstein, is the son of Andrew Murstein, a so-called “New York taxi cab medallion mogul” and the founder and president of Medallion Financial Corp
Texas A&M University professor Irwin Horwitz would like to fail his entire class — close to three dozen students in total — but the school is blocking him from doing so. Horwitz announced in emails last week to university administrators and to his strategic management class that he would no longer teach the course and would fail the entire class because “None of you … deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie,” according to Inside Higher Ed
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies. U.S
It’s nearly impossible to find two people involved in a physical fight at Burning Man. When Dan Fredinburg stumbled upon just that, he responded the way only Dan Fredinburg would
People across the Internet are showing their support for Bruce Jenner in a beautiful way. The former Olympian and reality TV star came out as transgender in an interview with Diane Sawyer which aired on ABC’s “20/20” on Friday night.
The debate over the Export-Import Bank remains unresolved, so expect Delta to sign a short-term lease at Johnny’s Half Shell. A gay businessman apologized for hosting a fundraiser for Ted Cruz, but it’s unclear if this will impact Bernie Sanders’s forthcoming town hall at the National Organization for Marriage.
Every family has one. A recently unearthed relative of the infamous T-Rex shares features with its voracious cousin — including small hands with two fingers — but there’s one noticeable exception: The newly discovered Chilesaurus diegosuarezi is a vegetarian ( gasp! ). More..
In a moving interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Chris Kyle’s widow remembered the moment she told their children their father had died. “I remember just closing my eyes, the tears rolling down and me just trying to breathe,” Taya Kyle told Roberts in an exclusive interview Monday morning
With a career grounded in marketing, Katie brings her extensive knowledge and expertise to lead successful marketing campaigns for Slim Lizzy’s .
“When I was raped, I felt powerless.” That’s what Lena Dunham had to say when she opened up about her alleged sexual assault , speaking at Variety’s Power of Women 2015 lunch. More…
Brenda and Josh’s daughter Naomi was 11-weeks old when they say the baby accidentally slipped off Josh’s lap while he was taking care of her. A short time later, Naomi became very ill and was in and out of the hospital, where tests revealed bleeding in her brain and eyes. The couple soon was accused of abusing their child, Naomi was taken from them for seven months, and Josh was convicted of second-degree child abuse and sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Armed with a can of washable spray paint, an artist in Greater Manchester, England, has embarked on a worthy crusade: to rid the region of potholes… by drawing penises on them. The anonymous artist, who goes by the name “Wanksy,” told the Manchester Evening News that he decided to draw attention to the “appalling” pothole-ridden streets after some of his cyclist friends were badly injured on the roads
When you walk down the aisle and exchange vows you can only hope that your love truly lasts forever. But. There’s no better way to figure out the secrets on how to do so than from married couples who are going 50 years strong
Gina Pinto Williams is a Peruvian immigrant who owns four Liberty Tax Service franchise locations in the greater Cincinnati area. Immigrating to the United States in 1999, Gina searched for opportunities to further her skills, live the American dream and achieve the success many people in her home country never realize.
Sarah Kauss is the CEO & Founder of do-good, beverage bottle company, S’well .
Amy Winehouse’s family has spoken out against “Amy,” the upcoming documentary based on the late singer’s life. A spokesperson for the family told People in a statement that they want to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film.” More..
Keith Olbermann has never been shy about rallying against what he sees as the evils of the sports industry. Still, the anchor was in rare form on his ESPN2 program “Olbermann” this Friday, calling for a boycott of both the NFL draft and the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight, both of which will take place this coming week. More…
Jay Z’s music- and video-streaming service Tidal has been experiencing a wave of bad press ever since its March launch . Critics have predicted the failure of the subscription-only service, enumerated its problems and declared it already a flop based on its position in Apple’s App Store.
Corinthian Colleges Inc., once one of the nation’s largest chains of for-profit colleges, announced Sunday it is abruptly shutting down after failing to find buyers for its roughly 30 remaining campuses, leaving up to 16,000 students in the lurch and potentially costing the U.S. Department of Education tens of millions of dollars in foregone federal student loan payments. “What these students have experienced is unacceptable,” Education Undersecretary Ted Mitchell said in a blog post Sunday
Would you accept approximately 20 pizzas in exchange for your hand in marriage? Maybe?
Student loan repayment is often a long-term endeavor, but understanding the opportune times to adjust your repayment strategy could save you a lot of time and money over the course of your loans. There are a number of financial events that should prompt a review of how you are managing student debt. Let’s take a look at the best times to actively manage your student loans.
Peter Schweizer, Author Of Controversial New Clinton Book, Admits That He Did Not Brief Democrats On Content
The author of an upcoming book examining foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation admitted on Sunday that he has informed congressional Republicans about the book’s contents, but has not, to date, discussed the contents with congressional Democrats.
WASHINGTON — Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) warned Republicans on Sunday not to go too far in accusing Hillary Clinton of making decisions during her time as secretary of state based on financial donations made to the Clinton Foundation — allegations that have popped up in a new book. Responding to the Peter Schweizer book, titled Clinton Cash — which alleges donations from foreign governments to the nonprofit influenced policy during Clinton’s tenure at the State Department — Hutchinson said it “reminds everyone that everything about the Clintons is complicated.” More…
President Barack Obama and comedian Cecily Strong did not hold back during their 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speeches. Whether it was Obama reciting his ” bucket list ” or Strong knocking down the Secret Service , the night was full of sharp one-liners.
Pope Francis is due in Philadelphia in September, and the city’s football team will be nowhere in sight. According to Sports Illustrated writer Peter King , Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on July 8, 2014 requesting that the Eagles be out of town for the pontiff’s visit — presumably hoping that football would not interfere with the millions expected to gather in the city that weekend for a mass outside the Philadelphia Art Museum
Earlier this month, hundreds of Sikhs flooded the streets of Athens to celebrate Vaisakhi, the April 14 holiday that celebrates both the Sikh New Year and the founding of Sikhism in 1699.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead. The cawing of crows mixed with terrified screams as the magnitude 6.7 aftershock pummeled the capital city early Sunday afternoon. It came as planeloads of supplies, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving in this poor Himalayan nation.
President Barack Obama and comedian Cecily Strong did not hold back during their 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speeches. Whether it was Obama reciting his “bucket list” or Strong knocking down the Secret Service , the night was full of sharp one-liners.
“Saturday Night Live” cast member Cecily Strong was the host of the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., and she brought down the house with jokes about women’s rights, the 2016 candidates and President Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama knew he might need some help to get his points across at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, so he brought in his anger translator Luther to make his message more clear. Luther, whom fans might recognize as Keegan-Michael Key from the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” helped Obama speak on climate change and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. More…
“The Gods of Rock wouldn’t let it rain on The Who,” shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And They didn’t – the sun broke through by late afternoon and The Who had the chance to sing Talkin Bout My Generation to their generation.
Ken Talley (Craig Marker) confronts his future, watched by friends and family. Harold Pierce, as Wes, is at left, and Elizabeth Benedict, as Sally, is at right. More…
Comedian Cecily Strong didn’t hold back in criticizing President Barack Obama on a range of policy and personal issues during remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. At one point, Strong showed a fake photo of herself with former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) in Paris, telling Obama, “You should go there sometime.” More..
President Barack Obama joked on Saturday that one potential 2016 candidate for president could continue his legacy in the White House at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday. “Bernie Sanders might run.
President Barack Obama brought the laughs on Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. Obama joked about climate change, the 2016 candidates and his own religion, among other things. More…
President Barack Obama ruthlessly joked about CNN during his speech at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C. Commending WHCD host Cecily Strong, Obama said it was notable that Strong impersonates CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” More…
By Tara Eisenhard for DivorcedMoms.com Not all relationships are meant to last forever.
(Adds Kerry statement, urban search and rescue team) WASHINGTON, April 25 (Reuters) – The United States will send disaster response and rescue teams to Nepal and has authorized an initial $1 million in aid after a major earthquake killed hundreds in the mountainous Asian nation, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
Kate has lived and breathed the therapeutic application of sound for nearly two decades. She has managed numerous centers over the years, trained thousands of therapists on the application of listening therapy, developed guidelines and protocols for listening equipment, and in the process developed a rare level of experience in clinic management. Most recently she co-founded Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) for which she overseas the Administration, Training and Program Development.
Nadia Tarazi is the Founder of MicroNourish® , an advanced nutrient system designed to target brain and gut balance for stable moods, mental clarity and a calmer relationship with food. Nadia curates the online magazine, You Are What You Absorb®, and created the coaching app, ThinkPal® – which generates coaching questions to help people ‘get unstuck.’ Nadia is a Multi-Media Producer turned Executive Coach who dramatically improved her own focus and relationship with food through micronutrition, and wanted to help others do the same: she worked with scientists and micronutrient experts to develop the MicroNourish System and online magazine. Nadia has an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School, an MA in Media & Communications from the University of London, and is a certified coach, trained by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, the Coaches Training Institute and the NLP Institute.
Bruce Jenner’s Special With Diane Sawyer On ABC’s 20/20 Sets New Bar For Reporting On Transgender Issues
Before Diane Sawyer’s blockbuster interview with Bruce Jenner aired on ABC, she told George Stephanopoulos, “This is a family love story.” Indeed, when the interview ran on Friday night, there was something different about the way 20/20 covered Jenner’s coming out as transgender. There was none of the sensationalism of Piers Morgan’s 2014 interview with trans activist and writer Janet Mock, whom Morgan insisted “was a boy until 18” and “formerly a man.” Even then Mock took exception to the characterization on Twitter , firing back that she was born “a baby” and noting, “As I grew up, I discovered my girlhood, I discovered my womanhood, and I proclaimed and defined myself for myself.” More..
Bruce Jenner revealed Kim Kardashian has been wholly accepting of his being transgender, and Kanye West has something to do with it. “Kim Kardashian goes, ‘You know what really turned me around in thinking about this
Happy birthday, Al Pacino! The titan of American cinema, who’s also a father of three, turns 75 on Saturday, April 25. Over the past five decades, Pacino has brought to life some of Hollywood’s most memorable characters: Michael Corleone in “The Godfather,” Frank Serpico in “Serpico,” Big Boy Caprice in “Dick Tracy,” Ricky Roma in “Glengarry Glen Ross” and Roy Cohn in “Angels in America,” just to name a few. In 1993, Pacino won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman.” More…