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  • Browns' Hue Jackson Has to 'Watch the Tape' Before Deciding Week 4 Starting Quarterback

    09/21/2018 6:31:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | September 21, 2018 | Charlotte Carroll
    After Thursday's 21–17 win over the Jets, Browns head coach Hue Jackson said he has to wait to "watch the tape" before deciding between Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield on who will be the Week 4 starting quarterback. Rookie quarterback and No. 1 pick Mayfield came in before the first half ended when quarterback Taylor went out with a concussion. He led the Browns back from a 14–0 defecit for the victory.
  • Ed Whalen:I Made An Appalling And Inexcusable Mistake Last Night

    09/21/2018 6:01:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 138 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ed Whelan
    I made an appalling and inexcusable mistake of judgment in posting the tweet thread in a way that identified Kavanaugh's Georgetown Prep classmate. I take full responsibility for that mistake, and I deeply apologize for it. I realize that does not undo the mistake.
  • Yale Law dean: Reports that professor groomed female clerks for Kavanaugh 'of enormous concern'

    09/20/2018 5:38:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 137 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Edelman and Kasie Hunt
    The dean of Yale Law School on Thursday responded to reports that a prominent professor at the school had advised students seeking judicial clerkships with Brett Kavanaugh on their physical looks, saying the reported allegations of faculty misconduct are "of enormous concern" and calling on anyone affected to come forward. According to reports in The Guardian, the Huffington Post and Above the Law, Amy Chua, a professor at the law school, would advise students on their physical appearance if they wanted to seek a clerkship for Kavanaugh. Specifically, Chua would help potential applicants to have a "model-like" appearance.
  • Disney CEO confirms a 'slowdown' of Star Wars output after disappointing Solo returns [tr]

    09/20/2018 12:41:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ross McDonough
    There might be a couple of extra parsecs between future Star Wars films. Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed there will be a 'slowdown' of its Star Wars output, following disappointing returns on the Solo standalone. 'I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast,' he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Kavanaugh accuser leans on Democratic operative for advice

    09/20/2018 12:33:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2019 | Annie Karani
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers, is being advised by Democratic operative Ricki Seidman. Seidman, a senior principal at TSD Communications, worked as Joe Biden’s communications director during the 2008 general election campaign, after he was named Barack Obama’s running mate. In 2009, according to her online biography, she helped the White House manage the confirmation of Obama's Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
  • Row over whether America, Australia, or Britain gets the wreck of James Cook's ship [tr]

    09/20/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    As American scientists prepare to announce the location of the remains of Endeavour, a battle is expected over whether Britain, the United States or Australia gets the wreck of James Cook's famed ship. A team of marine archaeologists from Australia and the US said they believe they may have found the resting place of the ship – used by the British explorer on a voyage of discovery to Australia in 1768 - 25 years after beginning their search. They are expected to announce on Friday 'one or two' sites in Newport Harbour in Rhode Island, where the Endeavour was scuttled...
  • Nike's Kaepernick ad spurs spike in sold-out items

    09/20/2018 9:06:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2018 | Staff
    Nike Inc (NKE.N) has sold out 61 percent more merchandise since the controversial ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick appeared earlier this month, according to data on the company’s online sales from Thomson Reuters Proprietary Research. Kaepernick, who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem, first tweeted the ad on the Labor Day weekend, which immediately sparked demands for a boycott of the company’s products.
  • Your Watch Grid guide to college football’s best Week 4 games

    09/20/2018 8:31:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SB Nation ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jason Kirk
    Every weekend of college football is a good weekend. We say that all the time. And Week 4 could really put that to the test! There’s only one game between ranked teams who have actual chances of beating each other, we’re not exactly overflowing with rivalry, and But! Tune in. I count five pretty significant games, a decent number, and conference games are well underway, meaning all surprises matter doubly. And whatever, we don’t watch this sport to see important things take place. We watch to see hilarious punt returns.
  • Harvard requests its past history of anti-Semitism be ignored in Asian-American discrimination case

    09/20/2018 7:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    Harvard is trying to make sure that its past history of anti-Semitism isn’t going to affect its present as it faces charges of discrimination against Asian applicants. The Harvard Crimson reported that Students for Fair Admissions, the group that filed an ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants, intended to bring at least 12 exhibits “related to past anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.”
  • Hardly anyone majors in English anymore. Scholars debate why.

    09/20/2018 7:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    The English major is shrinking at an alarming rate. This according to a recently published report by the Association of Departments of English. The report, published in July, states that approximately two-thirds of English departments that responded to a survey reported either a decline or sharp decline in the number of undergraduate English majors.
  • Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

    09/20/2018 6:50:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AFP ^ | September 19, 2019 | Staff
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday showed off his marksmanship by testing out a new Kalashnikov sniper rifle and hitting the target more than half the time. Russian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company's shooting range outside Moscow.
  • Catholic priest and parishioners defy their Chicago Archdiocese to BURN rainbow flag [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:29:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2018 | Khaleda Rahman
    A priest and parishioners from a Catholic church in Chicago burned a rainbow flag in an 'exorcism' ceremony. Rev. Paul Kalchik – a priest at the Resurrection Parish Church – announced he would burn a rainbow pride flag that was once prominently displayed there. In a church bulletin, he said it would occur in front of the church on September 29, to coincide with the Feast of Saint Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, NBC News reports.
  • Children are slashed and babies are left splattered in blood during gory self-flagellation [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:23:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Celebrations of the holy Muslim day of Ashura is continuing around the globe, with sacred self-flagellation rituals leaving worshippers covered in blood. The holiday is celebrated by Shiite Muslims, and mourns the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, on the battlefield in the 7th Century. The gory ceremonies, which sees males of all ages cut themselves across the scalp, or whip themselves with blades attached to chains, are meant to commemorate Imam Hussein's violent end.
  • Terrifying moment great white shark suddenly surfaces close to fishermen's boat and snatches [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:19:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Leigh McManus
    This is the terrifying moment a giant great white shark swoops on a fisherman's catch in the same waters where an engineering student was killed by a shark the day before. The video was shot by fisherman in Nantucket an island off Cape Cod, Massachusetts - on Sunday. Arthur Medici, 26, became the first person to die in a shark attack in the state since 1936 the day before the video was shot.
  • Nevada brothel workers fight back against the rise of 'dehumanizing and dangerous' sex robots [tr]

    09/20/2018 6:14:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    Human sex workers are fighting back against sex robots, claiming they are dehumanizing and could turn users into predators. Three women who work at Sheila's Ranch in Nevada toldThe Sun they were firmly against the new technology, which has created dolls that look like humans, used for sex acts. They say the dolls are dehumanizing, encourage violence against women and promote a lack of empathy in sexual scenarios.
  • McCaskill to oppose Kavanaugh nomination

    09/19/2018 6:00:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) said on Wednesday night that she will oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.
  • Trump Hit Iran With Oil Sanctions. So Far, They’re Working.

    09/19/2018 12:19:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 19, 2018 | Clifford Krauss
    When President Trump announced in May that he was going to withdraw the United States from the nuclear agreement that the Obama administration and five other countries negotiated with Iran in 2015 and reimpose sanctions on the country, the decision was fraught with potential disaster. If Mr. Trump’s approach worked too well, oil prices would spike and hurt the American economy. If it failed, international companies would continue trading with Iran, leaving the Islamic Republic unscathed, defiant and free to restart its nuclear program. But the policy has been effective without either of those nasty consequences, at least so far.
  • Jemele Hill To Narrate LeBron James' Showtime Series 'Shut Up And Dribble'

    09/19/2018 11:05:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    SI ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chris Chavez
    Former ESPN star Jemele Hill will narrate LeBron James' upcoming documentary series on Showtime called Shut Up and Dribble, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. The three-part series was previously announced from James and Maverick Carter;s SpringHill Entertainment group. The series looks at the changing role of athletes in the current political and cultural climate against the backdrop of the NBA.
  • Greetings From Vulcan? Planet Discovered Orbiting the Star of Spock's Homeworld in "Star Trek"

    09/19/2018 10:57:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | September 19, 2018 | Avery Thompson
    Star Trek’s Spock comes from the planet Vulcan, which of course doesn’t exist. But new research might give us the next best thing—an exoplanet orbiting the real-life star that Vulcan is said to be orbiting in the Star Trek universe. In 1991, Gene Roddenberry wrote a letter to Sky & Telescope about what kind of star the planet Vulcan was likely to orbit. In that letter, he specifically picks out one such star, 40 Eridani. Later, 40 Eridani became the canon Vulcan star system featured in a handful of episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • Le’Veon Bell parties in Miami as Steelers collapse

    09/19/2018 6:31:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Le’Veon Bell is making the most of his extended summer vacation. As the Steelers sit tied with the Browns in the basement of the AFC North at 0-1-1 and drama escalates around Antonio Brown, the star running back has retreated to Miami, where he was seen relaxing on a yacht and jet-skiing.