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  • Tennis Umpires Consider Boycotting Matches by Serena Williams after Recent Outburst at US Open

    09/15/2018 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Tennis chair umpires are discussing boycotting matches by Serena Williams following her meltdown at the US Open final. The umpires are talking about unionizing following the outburst last weekend. As fallout continues from Saturday’s heated U.S. Open final that saw Naomi Osaka defeat Serena Williams in a match marred by conflict and controversy, tennis umpires are having their say. They’re not pleased with Williams or what they see as a lack of support from the tennis world for chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who was on the receiving end of a heated outburst from the 23-time Grand Slam champion. The Times...
  • Ratings: Sunday Night Football Down vs. Year Ago, Miss America Plunges

    09/10/2018 11:12:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 10, 2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    NBC Sunday Night Football‘s coverage of the Packers’ win over the Bears averaged about 19.4 million total viewers and a 6.6 demo rating in the fast nationals, down 11 and 17 percent from last season’s Sunday opener. Last year’s Cowboys/Bears match-up went on to report 24.4 million viewers and a 9.1 rating in finals. Over on ABC, Miss America (4.3 mil/0.7) dropped 20 and 26 percent from last year’s pageant. Elsewhere, CBS’ Big Brother (5.7 mil/1.5) rose 21 percent and two tenths from last Sunday, while Fox’s Rel sneak preview drew 5.1 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating leading...
  • Athletic stadiums try to boost attendance by offering up cheaper food prices

    09/09/2018 12:40:15 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 62 replies
    openpaper ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | staff
    As the NFL kicks off its regular season, some sports teams are experimenting with a secret ingredient to help reverse declining attendance: cheaper food. Recently, the Detroit Lions announced concession discounts for the first hour after gates open at the stadium, with $5 beers and lower-priced meal combos available at certain stands throughout the rest of the game. Lions Team President Rod Wood explained in a statement that the team’s program aims to serve fans “without hurting the quality or speed of service.” To be sure, concession sales are relatively inconsequential to an athletic team’s overall revenue, experts say. Still,...
  • Nike vs In-n-Out: The Silent Majority Have Spoken

    09/05/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Not all forays into politics are equal. Two companies in the news in the past few days highlight this lesson. The Silent Majority has spoken. This is the story of In-n-Out versus Nike. Let’s start with In-n-Out Burgers. Liberals decided to call for a national boycott because In-n-Out committed the “sin” of donating to the GOP. How idiotic is the idea of boycotting a company for making a political donation? Almost every company, even the small businesses you buy from, is run by someone who has a political opinion. Having that opinion is protected by free speech clause of the...
  • Nike Shares Hit as Kaepernick Ad Spurs Boycott

    09/04/2018 8:58:22 AM PDT · by fungoking · 24 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | UDAY SAMPATH KUMAR
    ...Over 30,000 people were tweeting with the hashtag #NikeBoycott on Tuesday morning U.S. eastern time, making it among the top trending topics on Twitter. Some posted images of themselves burning and ripping their Nike shoes and apparel.
  • Nike shares hit as Kaepernick ad spurs boycott

    09/04/2018 6:25:18 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 124 replies
    Yahoo News / Sports ^ | 9/4/18 | Uday Sampath Kumar
    Shares of Nike Inc fell 3 percent on Tuesday as calls for a boycott of the sportswear giant gained traction on social media following its choice of Colin Kaepernick as a face for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" slogan. Former San Francisco quarterback Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, posted a black-and-white close-up of himself on Instagram on Monday featuring the Nike logo and "Just do it" slogan, along with the quote: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Over 30,000 people were tweeting with...
  • Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

    09/03/2018 6:22:50 AM PDT · by ptsal · 118 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-Sept-2018 | staff Associated Press
    <p>LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.</p> <p>The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that a regional tourism board is pulling together emergency funds to boost its digital marketing campaign.</p>
  • Lexington-area tourism group beefs up marketing in wake of RED Hen controversy

    09/03/2018 4:21:17 AM PDT · by Drango · 73 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | Sept 3 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Rockbridge Regional Tourism approved a recovery plan to boost its marketing after The Red Hen restaurant controversy brought a slew of negative national media coverage this summer. The regional tourism board, with members from Lexington, Buena Vista and Rockbridge County, met with the Lexington City Council on Thursday for an update on tourism initiatives and numbers. The board had initially approved the recovery plan soon after news of The Red Hen controversy was spreading across the country. At the end of June, the restaurant’s owner declined to serve presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders when she visited the...
  • California Democrats Boycott Of In-N-Out Backfires Spectacularly

    08/31/2018 7:40:56 PM PDT · by blam · 47 replies
    A call from the head of the California Democratic Party to boycott In-N-Out Burger over its $25,000 donation to the GOP, appears to have backfired rather spectacularly according to the Los Angeles Times. Take Anthony Grigore, a true-blue Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far. Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the stateÂ’s Republican...
  • A call to boycott In-N-Out meets its own resistance

    08/30/2018 8:48:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Dakota Smith and Melissa Etehad Los Angeles Times (TNS)
    LOS ANGELES — Anthony Grigore is a Democrat. But as he waited Thursday at an In-N-Out Burger in El Segundo for his meal, Grigore made it clear party loyalty would only go so far. Just hours earlier, the head of the California Democratic Party called for a boycott of the famed burger chain after a public filing revealed that the company had recently donated $25,000 to the state’s Republican Party. “Eating at In-N-Out is such a standard thing to do across California,” Grigore said, dismissing the boycott idea as a bit silly.
  • People Are Boycotting In-N-Out Burger After Learning Of The Chain's GOP Donation

    08/30/2018 12:38:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 79 replies
    MSN Delish ^ | 8-30-2018 | Tess Koman
    A public filing shows In-N-Out Burger, California's famous burger chain, donated $25,000 to the Republican party this past week. After journalist Gabe Schneider broke the news, some people immediately called for a boycott of the restaurants. The Hill reports California Democratic Party chairman Eric Bauman was one of the first to voice his opinion. "Et tu In-N-Out?" he tweeted on Thursday. "Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party... it’s time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!" According to Fortune, this isn't the first time In-N-Out has supported the...
  • Left-Leaning Fast Food Fans Lose Appetite After In-N-Out Burger Donates To CA GOP

    08/30/2018 11:26:20 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | 8/30/2018 | GRACE DOBUSH
    The late CEO, Rich Snyder, was an evangelical Christian and supporter of Republican candidates, and current president Lynsi Snyder is also devout. Like cult chain Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out doesn’t make its founders’ Christian values a secret, per se. Customers just might be so focused on their Animal Style burgers that they don’t notice the references to Bible quotes printed on the wrappers. However, it’s not clear that the company’s current leadership is nearly as aligned with the Republicans as that of Chick-fil-A, a company that has publicly come out against LGBT rights. According to campaign finance filings, In-N-Out Burger also donated...
  • Russia, China, Iran pulling away from dollar, euro, in oil trade in bid to undercut U.S. sanctions

    08/23/2018 12:41:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Featurs
    As the Trump administration tightens sanctions against Iran and Russia, and as the imposition of tariffs against China as a means of negotiating a more favorable trade arrangement continue, all three nations are moving away from the U.S. dollar primarily when it comes to oil sales, as a way of circumventing the punitive measures. “There is a common understanding that we need to move towards the use of national currencies in our settlements. There is a need for this, as well as the wish of the parties,” Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said earlier this month when discussing the move....
  • LIVE STREAM: President Trump holds rally in Charleston, West Virginia 7 pm on Aug. 21, 2018

    Watch it live at 7 p.m. EST right here on ClickOnDetroit. Trump returning to campaign in West Virginia President Donald Trump is making his sixth visit to West Virginia since taking office. Trump’s campaign says the president will hold a rally Tuesday in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center. He’s expected to encourage voters to turn out for Republican candidates in the midterm elections, including West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Morrisey is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. Trump’s campaign said he will speak on topics such as the economy, national security, trade and Supreme Court nominee...
  • People threatening to boycott Nathan’s hot-dogs because its boss is holding fundraiser for Trump

    08/17/2018 4:18:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 16, 2018 | Kate Taylor
    Actual title: People are threatening to boycott a beloved hot-dog brand because its executive chairman — one of Trump's best friends — is holding a fundraiser for the president Nathan's Hot Dogs is facing backlash in the wake of a report that its executive chairman is holding a fundraiser for President Donald Trump this week.Howard Lorber, the hot-dog chain's executive chairman and one of Trump's best friends, is holding a fundraiser for the president on Friday, Bloomberg reported.People are threatening to boycott the hot-dog brand following the report.
  • Germany says U.S.-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

    07/28/2018 10:52:23 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/2018 | Maximilian Heath
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday, but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects. U.S. President Donald Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, struck a surprise deal on Wednesday that ended the risk of an immediate trade war between the two powers. After the talks, Trump highlighted benefits for U.S. farmers. “The European Union is going to start, almost immediately, to buy a lot of soybeans,” he told...
  • Trade War Update: China May Have Shot Self In Foot

    08/15/2018 11:41:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 15, 2018 | Kenneth Rapoza
    China made a “dumb move” in targeting America’s heartland with tariffs. Soybeans are a case in point. “I understood politically why they chose soybeans, but they made a dumb move,” says John Baize, a market analyst with the U.S. Soybean Export Council. The U.S. is the number one exporter of soybeans. Brazil is number two. No one comes close after that except for Argentina, which is the largest exporter of soymeal and soybean oil. Soybeans don’t fall from the sky, so China has very little mega-markets outside of the U.S. Brazil is the only one, really. And now they are...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • Brazilian evangelicals, swinging hard to the right, could put a Trump-like populist in the [tr]

    08/10/2018 7:29:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Conversation ^ | August 6, 2018 | Staff
    Even as the overall population of Christians in the United States declines, evangelicals have become an energetic right-wing voting base, helping President Donald Trump win the presidency in 2016. In Brazil, where Pentecostal and other charismatic Christian churches are rapidly gaining members, evangelical voters are only beginning to flex their electoral muscle. In 1970, 90 percent of Brazil’s population identified as Roman Catholic. By 2017 just under 65 percent did. Evangelicals now make up an estimated 27 percent of Brazil’s 208 million people. As their numbers have grown, so has the evangelical influence over Brazilian politics. My demographic research in...
  • Brazilian president sends in army as truck protest paralyzes country

    05/25/2018 7:33:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/25/2018 | Dom Phillips and Sam Cowie
    Brazil’s conservative president Michel Temer has ordered the army and federal police to clear highways blockaded by striking truck drivers after a protest over soaring fuel prices entered its fifth day. The blockades have paralysed much of the country’s economy and prompted São Paulo, the biggest city in South America, to declare a state of emergency over fuel shortages. “I have actioned the federal security forces to unblock highways and I am asking governors to do the same,” Temer said in a televised address on Friday. “We will not let the population do without its primary needs.” The protests began...