Month: June 2018

Is no longer It Romantic Review – Vulture

Is no longer It Romantic Review – Vulture

Photo: Warner Bros. Picture I think I literally said these exact same words the last time someone released a romantic-comedy spoof, but here goes again: The world certainly doesn’t need another romantic-comedy spoof. It’s the easiest of targets, so much so that some of the genre’s classics already have a gently parodic quality. (Think: My…

Worker Who Opened Fire Within Manufacturing facility Had Been Barred from Having Gun – The Contemporary York Cases

Worker Who Opened Fire Within Manufacturing facility Had Been Barred from Having Gun – The Contemporary York Cases

ImageThe police identified the five people who were killed in a shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Ill., on Friday.CreditCreditScott Olson/Getty ImagesAURORA, Ill. — An angry worker who stormed through a suburban Chicago factory shooting his co-workers after being fired was barred from having the handgun he was carrying, the authorities said on…

Pakistan vows retaliation after Indian airstrikes, as hostilities upward push between nuclear powers – CNN

Pakistan vows retaliation after Indian airstrikes, as hostilities upward push between nuclear powers – CNN

New Delhi, India (CNN)Pakistan has promised retaliation “at the time and place of its choosing” after India conducted airstrikes on an alleged terrorist training camp inside Pakistan territory, in a significant escalation of hostilities between the nuclear armed powers.Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, directed the country’s armed forces to remain prepared for all eventualities in…

Labour Celebration Leader, Below Power, Backs a Fresh Brexit Referendum – The Fresh York Instances

Labour Celebration Leader, Below Power, Backs a Fresh Brexit Referendum – The Fresh York Instances

ImageThe Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on Monday.CreditCreditVickie Flores/EPA, via ShutterstockLONDON — Britain’s opposition Labour Party said on Monday that it was prepared to support a second referendum on withdrawal from the European Union, a shift that could have significant ramifications for the fate of Brexit and for the country’s future.After the resignations of nine…

Why Return of the Obra Dinn is my sport of the year

Why Return of the Obra Dinn is my sport of the year

2018 has been a good year for video games. From blockbuster epics to smaller indie experiences to inventive takes on VR, the breadth and variety of games that came out over the last 12 months is astounding. To celebrate, Verge staff members are writing essays on their own personal favorite games, and what made them…

Who Wants a Secretary of Defense, Anyway? – Slate

Who Wants a Secretary of Defense, Anyway? – Slate

Trump is in no hurry to find permanent leadership for the Pentagon. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by U.S. Department of Defense. The Uproar Over Ilhan Omar’s Israel Tweets Is a Sign of Things to Come A Veep Joke About Leg-Shaving Was Inspired by a Rumor About Amy Klobuchar Trump Supporter Attacks BBC Cameraman at…

Sanders began a revolution in 2016. In 2020, he could per chance well make it

Sanders began a revolution in 2016. In 2020, he could per chance well make it

Without Sanders’ campaign, we would never have had Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or mainstream support for Medicare-for-All‘Bernie Sanders is the only one capable of reaching millions of working Americans with the message that politics can indeed improve their lives.’ Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/APIt’s official: Bernie Sanders announced today that he’s going to run for president and lay the…

Furby hell: this week in tech, twenty years in the past

Furby hell: this week in tech, twenty years in the past

Half-Life is one of my favorite video game series, and in honor of its 20th anniversary, I spent a week replaying the first game — which feels incredibly refreshing in 2018. As expected, Valve Software didn’t make any surprise Half-Life 3 announcements to commemorate the milestone. But the team behind Black Mesa, an unofficial remake,…

Does the Original Catholic-Muslim Declaration Deviate From Catholic Teaching? – Nationwide Catholic Register

Does the Original Catholic-Muslim Declaration Deviate From Catholic Teaching? – Nationwide Catholic Register

Pope Francis and Egypt’s Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb (second from right) sign documents during the Human Fraternity Meeting at the Founders Memorial in Abu Dhabi Feb. 4. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)The document’s statement that ‘diversity of religions’ is ‘willed by God’ has generated controversy.VATICAN CITY — A joint Catholic-Muslim declaration signed by Pope Francis…

Ilhan Omar’s Very Snide Tweets

Ilhan Omar’s Very Snide Tweets

Left-wing anti-Semitism is a gift to the right.Feb. 11, 2019ImageWeekend tweets by Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota that were seen as anti-Semitic damaged her Democratic allies and squandered some of her own hard-won power.CreditCreditShawn Thew/EPA, via ShutterstockLast October, after a crude mail bomb was found in George Soros’s mailbox, Representative Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican…

Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe – CNN

Manafort bombshell deepens mystery in Russia probe – CNN

Washington (CNN)Paul Manafort’s latest legal debacle deepened the core intrigue underlying special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe: Why have so many of President Donald Trump’s associates been caught lying about contacts with Russians?In a significant new twist in the 2016 election saga, a judge ruled Wednesday that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman “intentionally” lied to investigators, breaking a…

Pumping the brakes on in style cap house creating moves Patriots would possibly perhaps perhaps well also simply peaceable form – Pats Pulpit

Pumping the brakes on in style cap house creating moves Patriots would possibly perhaps perhaps well also simply peaceable form – Pats Pulpit

Last March, just weeks after a Super Bowl 52 loss to Philadelphia, the 2018 roster construction process began in New England. With limited cap resources (around $15 million in space) and a host of key contributors set to hit the free agent market, Bill Belichick started making transactions. On March 6th, he declined Alan Branch’s…

India’s entrepreneurial future

India’s entrepreneurial future

Few countries have more entrepreneurial potential than India. It’s home not just to the wave of IT offshoring firms of the 1990s and early 2000s, but also to some of the most interesting unicorn tech startups in the world, including Freshworks, Paytm, Oyo and of course Flipkart, which sold to Walmart last year for $16…

El Espace: Originate We Need One other ‘Gruesome’ Betty?

El Espace: Originate We Need One other ‘Gruesome’ Betty?

El EspaceThis week in El Espace: Latinx representation in television and movies, an asylum seeker’s attempts to reunite with her daughter and more. ImageFrom left, Ana María Orozco, America Ferrera and Elyfer Torres as Betty.CreditCreditFrom left, RCN Televisión, via Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Eric Liebowitz/ABC, TelemundoEl Espace is a column dedicated to news and culture relevant…

‘Automobile Focus on’ Lives On In Medical Training, Instructing Med Students How To Diagnose : Pictures – Effectively being Details – NPR

‘Automobile Focus on’ Lives On In Medical Training, Instructing Med Students How To Diagnose : Pictures – Effectively being Details – NPR

In their classic radio show, Car Talk, hosts Ray and Tom Magliozzi, demonstrated what some doctors consider an ideal example of the thinking doctors need to learn to make a good medical diagnosis. Liz Linder/WBUR hide caption toggle caption Liz Linder/WBUR Ray and Tom Magliozzi, better known as “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,” stopped…

The most extremely efficient girl from every stutter

The most extremely efficient girl from every stutter

Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres. Max Mumby/Indigo / Contributor, Charles Sykes/AP, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney March is Women’s History Month in the US. Every state has been home to strong, powerful women. Some women who were born in a state have gone on to become its Congresswomen. Since 1981, March has…

The Handiest Locations To Rob Damaged-down Games

The Handiest Locations To Rob Damaged-down Games

Collecting video games is easy. All you have to do is create an eBay account and click “Buy It Now” on every video game you ever wanted. Congratulations, you have a video game collection! Your bank account balance is now negative a million dollars.It’s collecting video games without going broke that’s hard. In the first…

Quit Talking About Measles – Slate

Quit Talking About Measles – Slate

News reporting on the measles outbreak has a spotty record. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by SeventyFour/iStock/Getty Images Plus and the Minnesota Department of Health. Should We Give Cars to the Poor? Forget the Mandarin Duck, a Boring Bird Divorced From Nature David Bernhardt Was the Brains Behind Ryan Zinke. Now He’s in Charge. Loop…

Trump Is Making ‘Socialism’ Sound Slightly Correct

Trump Is Making ‘Socialism’ Sound Slightly Correct

And in any case, Democrats are not planning to seize the means of production anytime soon.Feb. 14, 2019ImageBernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke at a rally for a congressional candidate in July. Both of them promote policies attacked as “socialist” by conservatives.CreditCreditHilary Swift for The New York TimesOnly a handful of Democrats in Congress (and…

Apple to beginning ‘Netflix for News’ service at March 25 tournament. Publishers already abominate it. – Boing Boing

Apple to beginning ‘Netflix for News’ service at March 25 tournament. Publishers already abominate it. – Boing Boing

The event will be Apple’s first major announcement in 2019. Apple’s long-rumored subscription news service is probably what the company plans to unveil at a March 25 event on the Steve Jobs Campus, per reports Tuesday afternoon. There’s one big problem with Apple’s plan, the proposed terms of which were leaked on Tuesday morning: Everyone…

With 37 days till Brexit, why are UK politicians defecting?

With 37 days till Brexit, why are UK politicians defecting?

London, United Kingdom – A flurry of defections by MPs from the United Kingdom’s two main political parties has raised the prospect of a realignment in British politics as the clock ticks towards the deadline for the country to leave the European Union. The breakaway “Independent Group” created by 11 MPs from both the opposition Labour…

‘Elevate relief our #ChildHoodDiseases’: White Dwelling communications director’s wife criticizes vaccines. – The Washington Put up

‘Elevate relief our #ChildHoodDiseases’: White Dwelling communications director’s wife criticizes vaccines. – The Washington Put up

Bill Shine and his wife, Darla, attend a New York City event in April 2017. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/The Hollywood Reporter) Lindsey Bever General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news February 14 at 4:01 PM Darla Shine, the wife of White House communications director Bill Shine, appears to be tweeting about childhood diseases, claiming that…

Trump, Inching In opposition to Border Security Deal, Says Shutdown Would Be ‘Ugly’ – The Fresh York Cases

Trump, Inching In opposition to Border Security Deal, Says Shutdown Would Be ‘Ugly’ – The Fresh York Cases

VideoPresident Trump said he doesn’t want another government shutdown. He also hinted that he has “options that most people don’t understand” to build his border wall without congressional approval.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — As congressional leaders urged their colleagues to support a bipartisan border deal, President Trump said on Wednesday that he did not…

Kawhi Leonard rankings 25 facets to damage DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto as Raptors beat San Antonio Spurs – SkySports

Kawhi Leonard rankings 25 facets to damage DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto as Raptors beat San Antonio Spurs – SkySports

Kawhi Leonard made a clutch steal and dunk with 15.1 seconds left to spoil DeMar DeRozan’s return to Toronto as the Raptors narrowly defeated the San Antonio Spurs. Friday night’s scores San Antonio Spurs 117-120 Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz 147-148 Oklahoma City Thunder (2OT) New Orleans Pelicans 111-126 Indiana Pacers Denver Nuggets 114-104 Dallas Mavericks…

Trump Says He Is ‘No longer Pleased’ With Border Deal nonetheless Does No longer Train if He Will Signal It – The Contemporary York Instances

Trump Says He Is ‘No longer Pleased’ With Border Deal nonetheless Does No longer Train if He Will Signal It – The Contemporary York Instances

VideoPresident Trump said “I can’t say I’m happy” about a bipartisan border security agreement that doesn’t fund his wall, but he doesn’t think the government will shut down.CreditCreditSarah Silbiger/The New York TimesWASHINGTON — President Trump appeared poised on Tuesday to end two months of scorched-earth confrontation without the money he demanded for a border wall…

What the Jussie Smollett case may perhaps well presumably also serene notify politicians (however potentially may perhaps well presumably also now not) – CNN

What the Jussie Smollett case may perhaps well presumably also serene notify politicians (however potentially may perhaps well presumably also now not) – CNN

(CNN)”Empire” actor Jussie Smollett made the whole thing up.That’s according to the Chicago Police Department, which held a remarkable news conference on Thursday to lay out the evidence that Smollett orchestrated an alleged attack in which he said two men chanting “This is MAGA country” beat him and hung a noose around his neck. Smollett,…

Trump’s Wall Symbolizes the Conclude of American Optimism

Trump’s Wall Symbolizes the Conclude of American Optimism

Donald Trump in front of a wall prototype in San Diego in 2018. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty For much of America’s history, the country was literally expanding. There was always a frontier to conquer, always new land to claim (at least for white people), and the promise of America was in its never-ending growth. But now, that optimism…

Defend stop Items Bond for R. Kelly at $1 Million in Sexual Abuse Circumstances – The New York Occasions

Defend stop Items Bond for R. Kelly at $1 Million in Sexual Abuse Circumstances – The New York Occasions

ImageR. Kelly turned himself in to the Chicago police late Friday night.CreditCreditAbel Uribe/Chicago Tribune, via Associated PressCHICAGO — One was a 16-year-old fan who sought R. Kelly’s autograph during his 2008 child pornography trial. Another was his 24-year-old hairdresser. According to documents released by prosecutors on Saturday, Mr. Kelly grabbed her by the head, tried…