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Last season the University of Oregon won the Pac-12 title and earned a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Ducks reached the Elite 8, defeating Duke in the regional semifinals and losing to Oklahoma and Buddy Hield in the regional finals
The good news about the civil rights struggle, suggests a new PBS special, is that we’re winning it. The less good news is that it will never be won
PBS’s Soundbreaking: Hank Shocklee Explains How Recording a Song is Harder Than Turning on Your iPhone
Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records.
Some travelers prefer the beach and nature, others have a soft spot for the pool, and everyone wants a killer view. For all those times when you can’t choose between the two, there’s an infinity pool.
As a single woman dating over 50, what are your thoughts about deal breakers in the men you want to meet? Just to be clear on what a deal breaker actually is…. They are qualities a man has that you CAN’T TOLERATE in your life or they are qualities a man MUST HAVE in order to date you, such as the same religion or culture.
Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.
Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies
Now that the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series and broken then century long curse, the highlight of Wrigley Field has us thinking about the other great stadiums throughout America. The use of stadiums dates back to ancient times, back when the reigning entertainment of the day for a mass audience usually involved some permutation of “sprint really fast while a lion chases you then try and kill your opponent with a rock.” Thankfully, apart from maybe anytime a terrible entertainer performs, things have matured considerably at the hundreds of events that take place at scads of stadiums throughout the U.S. Baseball and the occasional major concert are the primary serving inside the hallowed ground of U.S
“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language
My wife came down to breakfast Thursday morning still in a daze over the outcome of the election. She said, poignantly, “I feel just like I did after my father died. I used to wake up each day with a sense of dread saying ‘that really didn’t happen, did it?’ But it did happen, just like this election happened, and I’m having that same sense of dread”
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s can be extremely difficult. If you reach the end of your rope and need advice on the spot, two organizations have helplines you can easily access: the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. (Please note, however, that you should call 911 for emergencies.) The Alzheimer’s Association Helpline: 1-800-272-3900 The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Entrepreneurs often have stories of companies finding them rather than the other way around, and Walid Abdul-Wahab , the founder of Desert Farms is no different. After being turned down from most corporate jobs due to his international citizenship, he was determined to find a way to stay in the States and so instead pursued an Entrepreneur Visa. Around this time, he also realized that Americans were scrambling to find fad after fad of milk substitutes
By Yiannis Giokas In the last decade, we’ve witnessed a major shift in the way IT departments operate. Today, many organizations are faced with competing choices in speed, availability, stability and cost optimization
*As I write this I am watching, as we all are, what looks like John Podesta saying, “Don’t worry, we’re going to sneakily fix this huge mistake you idiots are making right now.” I hate to say it, but that part of me that feels like this has to be a nightmare and I’ll wake up any second, really wishes those sneaky bastards could do something, but of course that’s just the bargaining stage. If this really is legitimate then we have to just accept that we are broken, and try to find ways to fix it.
As I read about Donald Trump, I recall a chapter in a book I wrote more than ten years ago(1) about a style, PAEI code (–E-), whom I named AN ARSONIST. Below are some edited excerpts: “What is important to (an Arsonist?)….. what we do is not important.
Anyone who thinks a minor event like voting is going to shut down the television news industry’s coverage of the 2016 presidential election probably also thinks The Walking Dead is a spinoff from the Grateful Dead. Nope, in all likelihood Tuesday’s voting will give the TV news channels a chance to say, “Hmmm, someone won, that’s interesting,” and wade right back in. Truth is, we’ve learned a lot both from and about contemporary television news in this election.
While every mortgage lender has a web site and would love to have you come by and initiate a transaction, for anyone looking to shop for the best deal, visiting individual lender sites is largely a waste of time. Every site is formatted differently and the data provided may or may not be comparable to that available at any other single-lender site. In contrast, a multi-lender site allows users to compare prices of multiple lenders, uniformly formatted, with one visit
I’m dreaming of November 9, when our national fever has broken and the night sweats are washed away, and while still weak, we open ourselves up to a shared journey of recouping our strength and restoring our fragile constitution. I’m dreaming of November 9, and the days after November 9, when the bitter edge of combat is dulled, and our spirits less brittle and hostile and stunted we allow our vulnerabilities to be an open path rather than an attack strategy
“If I had Aladdin’s lamp for only a day, I’d make a wish and here’s what I’d say…” Lexington, North Carolina: It feels very much like Ground Zero here. Hillary will wrap up her campaign in Raleigh tonight. Here in the “Piedmont” people on both sides believe that whatever they can do in the final hours can make the difference, not just for North Carolina, but for the country
In 2012, President Obama won Illinois’ 20 electoral votes and 57.6% (3 million of 5.2 million voters) of the Illinois popular vote.
There is no skill more vital to an entrepreneur than effective networking.
This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.
Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate running for President. One of the reasons why is her experience with a critical issue that impacts every nation: hunger and malnutrition
How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes
Electing the country’s first female president is going to be a ground breaking accomplishment. What it will mean for us here in America, and to people around the world, to see a woman serving as Commander-in-Chief will be powerful. Electing Hillary will change the way women are viewed as leaders and pave the way for other women to serve in elected office
Someone should hire Warner Wolf.
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Journey with us to South Africa the home and heritage of Nelson Mandela. The Saxon Villa and Spa is one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.
The following is a guest blog post from the National Education Association and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild: Eleven months ago, high school students Pedro and Jaime were detained by the Department of Homeland Security. They remain locked up indefinitely in privately run immigration prisons deep in rural Georgia, torn from their families, far from their communities, robbed of their opportunity to finish high school and facing deportation. Jaime and Pedro entered the country from Central America when they were children, making the long, harrowing journey to escape unlivable and dangerous conditions.
We need to care more about the standard we are allowing our politicians to set for our society. When we allow them to make hateful, bigoted, ill-informed comments, we give everyone else free reign to do it too. We often think it’s only our actions that create our environment – but inaction can have as significant an impact for all of us.
It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.
Well, the spirit of FBI director J Edgar Hoover lives on in the recent actions of current director Comey. For those who are too young to recall, or who have forgotten in the pileup of history since Hoover’s death, J Edgar and his notorious underlings did their best to discredit Rev
For the past eighteen months, political pundits have been struggling to get a fix on the personality of Donald Trump, without much success. Their problem is that they live in the world of politics, where power and influence are the ultimate commodity.
Traditionally older Americans vote in larger percentages than the rest of the population. In fact, in the last 38 years, the 65-plus demographic averages a voting percentage of nearly 60 percent. In between the jabs and juvenile antics of the debates, we have not heard much about issues that impact seniors
Dear Millennials and Independent Voters, Leave the angst at home. Go vote and for vote Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress, and the next day join on the battle lines fighting for what we believe in.
This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role..
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Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.
Along with the Haymarket and Sacco and Vanzetti trials, the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg during the McCarthy-era stands as among the gravest miscarriages of justice in American history. In the last few months, the Rosenberg family has amassed over 13,000 signatures (http://www.rfc.org/ethel) calling on President Obama to issue an executive proclamation nullifying the guilty verdict for Ethel modeled after what Governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts did on the 50th anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti.
Bobby Vee got blasted into rock ‘n’ roll under the worst circumstances imaginable. He and his new band filled in for Buddy Holly on Feb. 4, 1959, the night after Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash
A message for the media and political pundits everywhere: it’s time to ditch the narrative that young people won’t vote this election cycle. We all hear it every four years, and every four years young voters engage late and show up in force. It’s what we do
Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.
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They say nothing sparks controversy and discord more than talk of religion, politics and sex – not necessarily in that order. But when journalists fan the flames with inaccurate, seditious and inflammatory coverage of religious matters, in the name of freedom of expression, it may have lethal consequences.
Donald Trump spoke today at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and offered a new “contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter,” which is pretty funny given that Trump has failed to honor hundreds of contracts. So I’m not sure we should sign it
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Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources.
Three weeks to go. It would be great if Donald Trump’s escalating weirdness gave Hillary Clinton a lock on the race. But we’re not there yet.
Halloween has always been my daughter’s favorite holiday. But this year the only costume she wants–the one she is begging and pleading for–is a She Devil. It has a short short skirt, red fishnet stockings and knee high boots
In partnership with The Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Watch and other partners, The Nobelity Project is releasing my new short film on the Monarchs and how we can all help save the migration. Watch the film; read the story; do your part.
NEW YORK – Like most BUILD Series conversations, there was a discussion about Saturday Night Live when Guy Fieri stopped by BUILD with his new book Guy Fieri Family Food . What did you think about that, when Bobby Moynihan does you on Weekend Update ? “I met Bobby.
Broadway diva is one name for Christine Ebersole, and at her sublime performance in the intimacy of the Café Carlyle, call her “working mom.” Her medley of “Inchworm,” “Autumn Leaves,” “(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair” suggests a big-hearted view of love that could embrace children. She has three, adopted, and now finds herself an empty nester.
Each year the holiday season brings new excitement and challenges for merchants. This year is a bit different. This is the start of an era in commerce where we will see the marketer evolve fully into the merchant role and the consumer will be faced with what they have always wanted and seemingly feared: infinite choice.
Just after crossing from Switzerland into France we made a quick lunch stop at a modern mall next to the expressway. In this clip, one of my tour members (Jill) explains her clever souvenir tradition (buying frames for her glasses), and I cap my welcome-to-France lunch with a Nutella-and-banana crêpe
Under President Obama’s leadership, the United States has taken historic strides to cut carbon pollution and address climate change. From the Paris Climate Agreement, to limits on carbon from power plants, to Fuel Economy Standards, we are closer then ever before to a clean energy future
I am astounded by the reasons (more accurately, “raw feelings!”) that people give for not being able to vote for Hillary Clinton. Basically, they boil down to four
Another week of early voting has passed and at least 429,337 people have voted in the 2016 election. I say “at least” because I do not have information from all the states, and information from some states is a little out-of-date
The millennial generation — love them or hate them — has and will continue to have a tremendous amount of spending power. But will millennials invest their money wisely? I recently sat down with International financial advisor and CEO of binary trading platform WMoption , Gordon Malcolm to find out what kind of mistakes entrepreneurs typically make when it comes to investing.
Unstoppable Trump Train: Steam-Rolling Movement for Change, Driven by American Business Women Leaders Concern for National Security and Growth
Senator John Mc Cain has always reminded Americans to serve a cause bigger than any one person, for America’s future. That is exactly why the “we want change, not Hillary, movement” is energized and cannot be derailed by attacks on Donald Trump deliberately timed and orchestrated by mainstream media supporting Hillary Clinton
The Paris Climate Agreement created a framework for keeping the global rise in temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-Industrial levels, but it left emissions from international flights and shipping in limbo – partly because their “international” nature made it hard to reach agreement on which countries to charge the emissions to. That changed for one of those sectors on Thursday, when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency charged with coordinating aviation regulation, agreed to freeze net aviation emissions at 2020 levels beginning in 2021, and to force airlines to offset emissions above that threshold . The agreement came just two days after the European Commission voted to ratify the Paris Climate Agreement, ensuring that it comes into effect on November 4 of this year – apropos, because if it weren’t for the Europeans threatening to impose their own regulations on all flights into and out of their part of the planet, we might not have this agreement