Archive for mayo, 2016
Can you imagine smoking two packs of cigarettes a day in your car, with the window rolled up, and your kids in the back?
Donald Trump is headed toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. He’s among the most pugnacious of candidates, routinely trashing Republicans, Democrats, immigrants, Mexicans, women, Muslims, and foreign policy professionals. Many of these political battles could reduce his chance of getting elected president
In a 336-minute, seven-game series, the Golden State Warriors needed less than 170 seconds in the third quarter to dismantle, dishearten and dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder, doing what they do best and knocking down five treys in three minutes to earn their second consecutive berth in the NBA Finals with a 96-88 victory Monday night. Of course, it started and ended with Stephen Curry.
The violence in Chicago has reached a critical level, and holiday weekends like Memorial Day tend to particularly deadly. As of Sunday morning, May 30th, four people had been killed and thirty-six wounded since the holiday weekend began
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A mosquito-born virus linked to birth defects may keep a six-time NBA All-Star champion from playing in Brazil’s Olympics.
After releasing a first look at the upcoming “Fast 8” movie , Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has even more news for us: He’ll be starring in “Iron Man 3,” director Shane Black’s adaptation of “Doc Savage” from Sony Pictures. If you’re unfamiliar with “The Man of Bronze,” also known as “the world’s first superhero,” Johnson helpfully clued in the clueless on Instagram. More…
A car plunged off a 200-foot cliff on the Hawaiian island of Maui Sunday afternoon, killing one woman and critically injuring another. The incident occurred at approximately 4:41 p.m.
A 27-year-old man is accused of trashing a Memorial Day cross display in Henderson, Kentucky over the weekend.
As a teacher and as a citizen I am worried, but I do not feel powerless.
“Game of Thrones” is getting Bran-tastic for book readers. (Warning! This post is dark and full of spoilers!) More…
Danielle Morrill is the CEO & Cofounder of Mattermark, where her team helps dealmakers research and qualify opportunities to do business with the world’s fastest growing private companies. Danielle is a Y Combinator Summer 2012 graduate and was head of marketing and employee #1 at Twilio previously
On the final Memorial Day weekend of the Obama administration, the soon to be astonishingly young ex-Commander-in-Chief has some recent successes to savor on the security front.
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Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), who was recently selected to chair the Republican National Convention ‘s platform committee, shied away from criticizing Donald Trump ’s proposed ban on Muslim entry to the U.S.
In the life cycle of every child star, there comes a moment when they have to distance themselves from the thing that made them famous. Think Hilary Duff and Lizzie McGuire, Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana or Zac Efron and Troy Bolton, the teen heartthrob of the “High School Musical” franchise. “I step back and look at myself and I still want to kick that guy’s ass sometimes,” Zac Efron once said , not mincing words. “He’s done some kind of cool things with some cool people, he did that one thing ‘Neighbors’ that was funny, but I mean he’s still just that fucking kid from ‘High School Musical.'” More…
The Libertarian Party experienced a minor revolt at its biennial convention this weekend over concerns that its leading vice presidential candidate isn’t libertarian enough, complicating its efforts to achieve a stronger-than-usual showing in November’s presidential elections. Former Massachusetts Gov
Truth proved to be stranger than fiction when police in Texas were called to a reported shooting on Thursday. The alleged victim told the first cop to arrive on the scene at his mobile home in Groesbeck, 40 miles east of Waco, that he’d been shot in his left buttock while sitting on the porch. More…
A 17-year-old western lowland gorilla was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after he snatched up a 4-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure Saturday. The gorilla, named Harambe, dragged the boy around and held him for about 10 minutes, zoo officials said at a press conference. The boy was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries , according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
The objectives of the strategic dialogue between Russia and the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are not complicated, but fulfilling them requires the Gulf states to take clear decisions on several issues. This week in Moscow, a new round of the strategic dialogue will be held under Saudi’s rotating presidency, amid radical differences over Syria as both sides themselves admit. However, the two effective foes in Syria are determined to have cordial relations, each for its own calculations, which could include motives such as Russian-American relations and Gulf-American relations
Earlier this month, I thought Notre Dame was being clueless when it chose this year to honor Vice President Joseph Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner. The Catholic men both received Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal for their “leadership, civility and dedication to the nation.” Catholic commentator Christopher J
The Oklahoma City Thunder were 12 minutes away from returning to the NBA Finals. They were up by eight entering the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, and things were looking good. Russell Westbrook was nearing a triple double.
Four adorable ducklings got police protection after being spotted trying to cross a busy street in Parker, Colorado. Sgt
Kate Beckinsale is a performer who has always ably jumped between such bombastic Hollywood fare as Total Recall and her signature Underworld series, and smaller offerings such as her latest project, Love & Friendship .
Movie icon–and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story– Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice before, in two Tennessee Williams masterpieces, The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire, and now she’s in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. As Mary Tyrone, morphine addled matriarch of the Tyrone family, and wife to James Tyrone (Gabriel Byrne), her presence descending the stairs of the family Connecticut home in the 1920’s, illuminated like a specter in the play’s final moments, is unforgettable
The editorial board of the Financial Times isn’t exactly stacked with bleeding-hearted environmentalists. Just a month ago, the British paper defended ExxonMobil’s right to question climate change amid legal probes into whether the oil giant covered up evidence of global warming. But in an editorial published Saturday, the FT urged the oil industry to “face a future of slow and steady decline.” More..
Spring time means the dawn of birds chirping, bees buzzing, and Game of Thrones characters dying. The hit HBO series, Game of Thrones , features a variety of families fighting politically and physically in game to capture the Iron Throne. Major families include the Starks, Lannisters, Boltons, and others
By Kica Matos Judge Andrew Hanen wants everyone to know he is really upset with President Obama’s immigration policies. He has not only issued opinions that have been noted for their anti-immigrant hostility, but last year he issued an injunction that stopped President Obama’s 2014 immigration executive orders from moving forward (the orders, which would have affected an estimated 5 million immigrants, are on hold pending a Supreme Court ruling that will likely be issued next month)
Donald Trump is being relentlessly mocked on Twitter for backing out of a debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
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One heck of a day for the #JamesGang.
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This week, Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, incinerated and vaporized by American nuclear bombs 71 years ago. For the U.S., as with Japan’s own wartime atrocities that still deeply rankle the emotions of its Asian neighbors, the profound apology that matters is not about the past but the future.
From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America’s so-called “Pink Tide.” In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages and scarcity of basic goods.
X-Men: Apocalypse came out this week just as Captain America: Civil War is leaving the theaters, and both share the basic premise that the good gods may come into conflict with each other.
It is clear that the executive branch of the U.S. government favors the coup underway in Brazil, even though they have been careful to avoid any explicit endorsement of it. Exhibit A was the meeting between Tom Shannon, the 3rd ranking U.S.
Crunching the numbers shows that independents couldn’t have won Bernie Sanders the nomination. Declining trust in political institutions could be driving support for Sanders and Donald Trump. And the “gold standard” of polling isn’t so pristine these days.
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There are numerous live music festivals and venues throughout North Carolina, Virginia and beyond on tap to help you celebrate the official kick off of summer over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. Following are a few highlights
The City of New York has a $70 billion liability for retiree health insurance costs and other post-employment benefits (OPEB), not including pensions.
What will you be doing this Memorial Day Weekend? Like most Americans, you’ll probably go to the beach for early season tanning, enjoy a good sale at your favorite store, or just spend a relaxing weekend with your family and friends.
Hot dogs get a raw deal. They’ve never really earned a place of honor atop the grill, playing second fiddle to the gorgeous steaks and juicy burgers that rule our summers.
Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry at a press conference and announced that dissident Zainab Al Khawaja and her baby son Abdulhadi would be released from jail, I wrote a piece here pointing out that four days was a long time to fill in some paperwork and find the prison key. Tomorrow will be 50 days, and she’s still in jail. You can fly to the moon and back, sail the Atlantic and climb Mount Everest in 50 days if you put your mind to it.
Last month, I joined the TEDxNavesink speakers series on makers, at Monmouth University. I looked back on the pain and resilience of three homeless teenagers I’ve befriended over the past two decades and shared how their lives taught me the meaning of home