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  • Sea of 361 Golden Retrievers floods the Scottish manor where the first four puppies [tr]

    07/20/2018 11:43:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2018 | Alex Green
    Forget 101 dalmatians. For a gathering of adorable dogs, nothing quite beats 361 golden retrievers. Yesterday the much-loved breed was celebrated at Guisachan House in Tomich, Inverness-shire. The golden retriever was first bred on the estate in the 19th century by estate owner Lord Tweedmouth. Members of the Golden Retriever Club of Scotland (GRCS) staged the club's Highland gathering at Guisachan to mark the breed's 150th anniversary.
  • ‘Pack Up and Get Out’: Nicaraguan Unrest Shakes U.S. Expat Community

    07/20/2018 9:16:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | John Otis
    After decades teaching social studies at a California high school, Noel Correa moved to Nicaragua, buying a home on the outskirts of this colonial city. Then, the country he chose as his retirement paradise began to unravel. “We were just getting settled when the fighting broke out,” said Mr. Correa, 67, who arrived here with his wife in December. “Now we are in limbo.” So are many other expats caught up in a three-month-old uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose crackdown in response has killed more than 300 people.
  • Jodie Whittaker screams and clutches her chest as the new Timelord in first full-length [tr]

    07/20/2018 7:19:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2018 | Olivia Wheeler
    She's making history as the first female Time Lord on the popular BBC One series. And now the first full length Doctor Who trailer starring Jodie Whittaker has been unveiled to fans at the Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday. In the 30-second video, it sees the actress, 36, as the legendary Time Lord as she joins her new Tardis team for a series of adventures.
  • Shocking brawl breaks out at Taco restaurant after a customer cuts in line

    07/20/2018 7:13:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2018 | Dianne Apen-Sadler
    A shocking brawl broke out between customers inside a fast food restaurant because a man cut to the front of the line. In the viral clip, filmed at Hot Taco Restaurant in Detroit, Michigan, bewildered onlookers watch as three customers throw punches at each other and fall injured on the floor. The incident on Friday, July 13, allegedly started when a man wearing a red t-shirt and cap walked into the restaurant and headed straight to the front of the queue.
  • [Paul] Ryan says conservatives must 'fight back' against the alt-right [ed]

    07/20/2018 6:08:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | July 19, 2018 | Stephanie Murray
    Conservatives should "fight back" against the alt-right and white nationalists, and do a better job reclaiming classic terms to stamp out identity politics, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Thursday. “We have to go back and fight for our ground and re-win these ideas and marginalize these guys the best we can to the corners,” Ryan said. “Do everything you can to defeat it.”
  • Paramount Television fires its president Amy Powell after she blasted 'angry black women [tr]

    07/20/2018 5:35:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 20, 2018 | Staff
    Paramount says it has fired the head of its television division for making unspecified comments that drew complaints from employees. Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos wrote in a memo Thursday that Amy Powell had been fired for making comments that were 'inconsistent with company values.' The memo did not elaborate on the nature of the statements or where they were made, beyond stating they were said in a 'professional setting.' A source told Variety that the comments were 'racially charged' in nature. Powell allegedly made an insensitive remark about the television adaptation of the 1996 movie First Wives Club. During...
  • Charlie Palmer Steak, Men’s Warehouse – When PACs Pick Up Lawmaker Tabs

    07/19/2018 5:35:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2018 | Stephanie Akin
    Want to know how to live like a Washington insider? You could do worse than peruse the latest report on improper spending in Congress. One takeaway: From dining to hotels to shopping, D.C. politicians do not opt for adventure, at least when someone else is paying the tab. That’s according to a report released Thursday by the watchdog groups Issue One and The Campaign Legal Center. The report analyzed more than 200,000 Federal Election Commission records to determine how Congress Members and candidates use money raised through leadership political action committees.
  • Steer clear of Omaha! Home of America's most dangerous drivers revealed - [tr]

    07/19/2018 12:38:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2018 | Valerie Bauman
    Drivers in Omaha are the worst in the nation, while Orlando is home to America's safest motorists, according to a new study. Summer is the busiest and most dangerous time of year for driving, as road-trippers and people on family vacations take to the streets along with the usual commuters. More drivers overall amounts to more bad drivers on the roads, making it more dangerous for everyone. The new study by analyzed 2017 statistics based road incidents, including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations for things such as running a red light or using a cell phone while driving.
  • NJ considers taxing tap water

    07/19/2018 11:01:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | July 19, 2018 | Staff
    Never short on ideas for things to tax, lawmakers in New Jersey are considering a tax on tap water. The proposal is being floated by State Sen. Bob Smith D-Middlesex, who is trying to say it's not actually a tax but a 'user fee'. "It is a user fee based on volume," Smith told Fox 5's Chasing New Jersey.
  • NFL: Titans star Jurrell Casey says he'll protest during anthem and take fine

    07/19/2018 7:03:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | July 18, 2018 | Motez Bishara
    If the NFL thinks its new rule designed to quell player protests will end its national anthem controversy, it may want to think again. With less than three weeks to go until the start of preseason, Tennessee Titans star defensive end Jurrell Casey told CNN Sport on Wednesday in an exclusive interview he will remain on the field and protest during the US national anthem, while accepting any fines levied on him this season.
  • NATO's Challenge Is Germany, Not America

    07/19/2018 6:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | July 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    During the recent NATO summit meeting, a rumbustious Donald Trump tore off a thin scab of niceties to reveal a deep and old NATO wound -- one that has predated Trump by nearly 30 years and goes back to the end of the Cold War. In an era when the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact are now ancient history, everyone praises NATO as "indispensable" and "essential" to Western solidarity and European security. But few feel any need to explain how and why that could still be so.
  • Yes, We Should Fight for Montenegro

    07/19/2018 6:30:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | July 18, 2018 | David French
    Once again, Donald Trump has raised questions about America’s commitment to NATO, this time in an interview with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Carlson asked a variation of the typical question about American military commitments overseas: Why send our kids to fight in obscure foreign lands? Membership in NATO obligates the members to defend any other member that’s attacked. So let’s say Montenegro, which joined last year, is attacked. Why should my son go to Montenegro to defend it from attack?
  • 500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in'

    07/19/2018 5:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    There's a reason goliath groupers are called the garbage disposals of the sea — they eat everything in sight, including sharks apparently. A group of fishermen were able to witness a 500-pound grouper's "rare" meal during a fishing trip off the coast of Everglades City, Florida, last week. Captain Jimmy Wheeler with Everglades Fishing Company watched as someone in his group caught a 3-foot shark. As the fisherman started reeling the creature in, a large shadow appeared. Wheeler instantly knew what was going to happen next.
  • 'Yes means yes': New Spanish law means sexual partners must give explicit consent [tr]

    07/18/2018 1:25:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2018 | Simon Rushton
    Spain is to introduce a new rape law that will criminalise sex without explicit mutual consent after a public outcry over the assault of a young woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival. Five men were cleared of gang-raping the 18-year-old woman during the 2016 festival and convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse, in part because the victim reportedly remained silent during the attack. 'If she says no, it means no; and if she does not say yes, it also means no,' Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told parliament as he made the pledge, according the El Pais website.
  • T. rex skeleton will star when Natural History Museum [DC] reopens Fossil Hall next June [ed]

    07/18/2018 9:12:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2018 | Peggy McGlone
    A teenage T. rex about to chomp on the triceratops pinned under its foot will be the focal point of the redesigned Fossil Hall when it reopens June 8, 2019, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Museum director Kirk Johnson announced the opening date of the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils on Tuesday morning, unveiling a piece of the 66 million-year-old fossil to mark the occasion. Named the Nation’s T. rex, the dinosaur was discovered in Montana in 1988 and is on loan from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is the first new dinosaur to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Riverside gun store confronts Sacha Baron Cohen after he comes to business in disguise

    07/18/2018 8:17:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    FOX 11 ^ | July 17, 2018 | Bill Melugin
    A Riverside gun store owner has harsh words for Sacha Baron Cohen after he says he caught the actor showing up to his business in disguise and under false pretense, and it was all caught on surveillance video. The video was provided exclusively to FOX 11.
  • Amazon says this Prime Day was its biggest shopping event ever with 100 million product sold

    07/18/2018 7:48:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 18, 2018 | Lauren Thomas
    Amazon said Wednesday that this year's Prime Day was its "biggest in history" as Prime members purchased more than 100 million products during this year’s event. The Seattle giant did not provide specifics, and added it had more sign-ups for Prime on July 16 than any previous day in Amazon history. Amazon uses the discount celebration to grab new members and promote its products and service
  • Millennials want to retire by 61, but most have nothing saved

    07/18/2018 7:45:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 18, 2018 | Megan Leonhardt
    Millennials may have only a little saved for retirement, but they still want to retire early. A recent survey asked millennials, classified as Americans ages 18 to 37, what the perfect time to retire would be. Their answer: 61 years old.
  • Researchers say masculinity training 'ignores human nature'

    07/18/2018 7:33:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 18, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    The findings of a new peer-reviewed study suggest that college masculinity programs may be “damaging” to the romantic prospects of male students. Led by University of Iowa researcher Pelin Gul, the study “Benevolent Sexism and Mate Preferences” discovered that women prefer men with chivalrous attitudes and behaviours, since those men are seen as more likely to “invest, protect, provide, and commit.” "Masculinity training programs can be damaging to male college students indeed, since it seems like these programs are focused on a very unrealistic conception of gender equality." Even feminist women preferred chivalrous men, the researchers discovered, suggesting that “attraction...
  • Archeologists Find World's Oldest Bread

    07/18/2018 6:36:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 17, 2018 | Avery Thompson
    Bread is life, but according to new research, it might be even more than that. A group of archeologists in northeastern Jordan have found the oldest bread in the world, and their findings show that this bread predates the invention of agriculture by at least 4,000 years. According to this discovery, the hunt for better bread ingredients may have triggered the agricultural revolution, which would make bread largely responsible for all of civilization as we know it. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, University College London and University of Cambridge were excavating an archeological site in Jordan when they discovered...