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    Philip Larkin famously wrote that sexual intercourse began in 1963, ‘between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles’ first LP’. It was also when the intimate foibles of an aristocratic ruling class were first exposed to the glare of the mass media and a public ravenous for details. It was the year of Lord Denning’s scathing report on the Profumo affair, in which His Lordship mused on depravity in high places. And 1963 also saw one of the most sensational divorce trials in legal history, featuring the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, a three-strand pearl necklace, robbery, a photograph of a ‘headless man’ and a sexual act too shocking to be described in the newspapers of the day. Now the BBC is set to broadcast a major new dramatisation of the case, starring Claire Foy – who has previously portrayed the Queen in the Netflix series, The Crown – as Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. 1963 also saw one of the most sensational divorce trials in legal history, featuring the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, a three-strand pearl necklace, robbery,...
    You are embarrassing your own mustache.https://twitter.com/GeraldoRivera/status/1461056356186837002\u00a0\u2026 — Chanah Angelica Kamen (@Chanah Angelica Kamen) 1637203535
    A three-hour Japanese import about grief, art, and the solace derived from spending time behind the wheel, Drive My Car might not be an easy commercial sell here in the States. Nonetheless, it casts a spell like few other 2021 films. Acclaimed auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s second feature in as many months (following October’s superb Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy) revels in mysteries of the heart, which plague its protagonists as they try to reckon with fraught pasts about which they feel intense guilt. The story of a theater director who endures a tragedy and then attempts to process it via a new production of Uncle Vanya, this adaptation of author Haruki Murakami’s short of the same name is a sly and beguiling work about how drama allows us to express that which we can’t (or are afraid to) overtly articulate. Uninterested in concrete answers, it depicts—and poses—challenging questions as a means of locating deeper inner truths. Japan’s entry for the 94th Academy Awards, and winner of numerous international festival awards, Drive My Car (Nov. 24, in theaters) concerns Kafuku...
    Archaeologists in Egypt have found proof that they are excavating a rare ancient sun temple, the third ever found and the first to be uncovered in 50 years. These temples were built for pharaohs while they were still alive to grant rulers the status of god, in contrast to pyramids which ensured they were gods in the afterlife as well. It is believed only six were built and so far only two have been found but now archaeologists digging beneath the remains of one of the known sun temples in Abu Gorab, north of Egyptian archaeology locality Abusir, have found proof of a third one.  Academics believe when combined with newly discovered architecture, evidence points to the site being one of the rare sun temples An artist's impressions of the lost sun temple. were built to the powerful sun god Ra and each had a large courtyard with a pillar which aligned with the east-west axis of the sun RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Archaeologists discover 2,400 year-old blocks inscribed with... Archaeologists discover 3,200-year-old tomb...
    Trucking is an $800 billion dollar industry that has proven too tough for one company to dominate. Low barriers to entry make it easy for aspirants to start companies, and competition is fierce. There are thousands of trucking companies in the United States, and the fragmentation of the market produces huge boom-and-bust cycles. Some companies have tried to consolidate or roll up smaller operations, but the industry is resistant to it. New technological developments, such as self-driving trucks, could spur consolidation by removing one factor that keeps the industry so competitive: drivers. That will not be easy — companies are still perfecting the technology, and the regulatory landscape would need to be changed to accommodate these vehicles. Watch the video above to learn more about the trucking industry and its struggles.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    Wooden stakes in the shallows off Vancouver Island have baffled historians for years, that is until new research revealed they are a sophisticated ancient fishing method. The remnants of more than 150,000 sticks are exposed during low tide in Canada's Comox estuary, off Vancouver Island, spread out across the intertidal zone. Archaeologists studying these remnants, have found that they are what is left of hundreds of ancient fish traps placed there by Canada's First Nation people between 1,300 and about 100 years ago, according to a report in Hakai magazine. The link to ancient residents of Canada has taken decades to uncover, with archaeologist Nancy Greene beginning her studies as an undergraduate in 2002. During its peak, the fish traps provided food security for up to 12,000 K'ómoks People, these were the traditional inhabitants of the Comox Valley. Wooden stakes (pictured) in the shallows off Vancouver Island have baffled historians for years, that is until new research revealed they are a sophisticated ancient fishing method Archaeologists found that the stakes are what is left of hundreds of ancient fish traps placed there by...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Once a rising star in law enforcement and widely regarded ally of Xi Jinping, he was the man in charge of a special investigation that brought down the most powerful official in the Chinese President's sweeping anti-corruption campaign.Fu Zhenghua, China's former justice minister and deputy police chief, seemed to have all the stars aligned for a high-flying official career. But instead, the 66-year-old has now become a target himself in Xi's relentless crackdown on graft and disloyalty, which critics say has also been used to purge political rivals. On Saturday, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog announced Fu is under investigation for "serious violations of party discipline and law."The one-sentence statement did not offer any details, yet intriguingly sparked an outpouring of cheers and applause online -- from rank-and-file police officers and prison guards to investigative journalists, human rights lawyers and intellectuals.In Xi's China, the purges of political rising stars and powerful officials have become a common occurrence. But what's remarkable about Fu's downfall is how widely it is being celebrated -- both by people working for the...
    It is one of Covid’s most distinctive and curious symptoms: the loss of the sense of smell, which blights more than half of sufferers.  Among the many things the virus attacks are the receptor cells in the nose, affecting their ability to function properly.  While most people recover in a few weeks, for roughly one in ten the problem, called anosmia, lingers for a month or more. It makes life pretty miserable. The sense of smell is intrinsically link to taste, which means sufferers commonly find food and drink become, quite literally, flavourless. Now scientists have stumbled on a potential treatment for reawakening the senses: Vitamin A. While most people recover in a few weeks, for roughly one in ten the problem, called anosmia, lingers for a month or more The compound, found naturally in cheese, eggs and oily fish, is being added to nasal drops, which will be given to volunteers suffering from Covid-related anosmia, as part of a medical trial. While it may be some months before results are seen, there are several other remedies that experts say...
    A woman has sparked a fiery debate after she said choosing to have children in your 60s is the 'height of selfishness'. The unnamed woman shared her thoughts on the parenting website Mumsnet, citing the recent story of gallerist Dame Julia Peyton-Jones, who had her daughter when she was 64.  The Mumsnet user said she thought it was 'selfish' because Dame Julia was likely to die before her daughter reached 30.  The claim split the forum between some who believe it was indeed a selfish act and others who didn't think so.   A British woman sparked a debate on the parenting forum Mumsnet when she said having a child in your 60s is selfish (stock picture) The woman highlighted the age difference that would occur as the child grew, pointing out the mother could die before the child reached 30 Some said it was more selfish to raise several children in poverty than to have them late. Others said having a child this late in life felt like an 'afterthought'. The woman said of Dame Julia: 'She’ll be...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Students and lecturers at Hong Kong's most prestigious university returned from summer break this month to a very different institution.The Democracy Wall at the University of Hong Kong (better known as HKU) -- a pinboard where students once shared political thoughts -- is gone. The student union, which once advocated for students, is all but defunct, with four of its members facing charges of advocating terrorism. Although many students and academics were happy to be back on campus -- many for the first time since the start of the pandemic -- a political chill hangs over the university that some staff say is influencing how they teach. While the Hong Kong government told CNN the city's universities "continue to enjoy academic freedom," four current HKU staff who spoke with CNN on condition of anonymity said they are more cautious about what they say in class, afraid that their own students could report them to authorities. The self-censorship began after June last year when Beijing imposed a controversial and sweeping national security law on the city. Since then, more...
    Sadie Robertson opened up about her four-month-old daughter's struggle with RSV in an Instagram post shared Friday. Robertson, 24, gave birth to Honey, her first child with husband Christian Huff, in May. "We have been walking through this privately, but I want to give y’all a window in because I know so many around the world are going through this," Robertson wrote alongside a photo of herself and Honey laying in a hospital bed. The "Duck Dynasty" star went on to reveal the struggle she's been going through as Honey battles RSV, a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. SADIE ROBERTSON SHARES POST-BABY UPDATE ABOUT HER RECOVERY: ‘THE PAIN IS REAL’ Sadie Robertson revealed her four-month-old daughter has been battling RSV in a lengthy Instagram post. The reality TV star revealed she had intended to keep the news private, but wanted to share with others who might be going through the same thing. (Getty Images) "The past few days have been very tough. Watching your child sick is one of the most heart breaking [sic]...
    (CNN)Texas' ban on abortion beyond six weeks -- before many women even know they have conceived -- has widened the reproductive health gap between the United States and other leading democracies. The US Supreme Court formally denied a request from Texas abortion providers to freeze the new law on Wednesday, even though it violates Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the US prior to viability, which happens at around 24 weeks of pregnancy. One of the most restrictive in the US and the entire developed world, the law also allows private citizens to bring civil suits against anyone who assists a pregnant person seeking an abortion in violation of the ban. The move by Texas opens the door for other Republican-led states seeking to pass similar legislation and puts Roe further at risk. Explainer: What is the Texas abortion ban and why does it matter? The United States is among 55 countries where abortion is legal at the request of the person who is pregnant with no requirement for justification, according to the World Health Organization. Read MoreBut...
    It is not news that horror and terror are fashionable on Netflix, but now it is striking that the most watched movie of the moment in Mexico is one inspired by the witches of Catemaco, a municipality in the state of Veracruz that is famous for its impressive jungle. its huge lagoon and its tradition of witchcraft that, it is said, comes from before the arrival of the Spanish to the continent. You may also like: Horror movies for a Halloween marathon The ancient ways – 95% is a Netflix exclusive horror feature film directed by Christopher Alender and written by Marcos Gabriel. It features performances by Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera, AJ Bowen and Sal Lopez, and is available on the streaming platform from August 25. This is their official synopsis: Cristina, a journalist with Mexican roots, travels to the home of her ancestors in Veracruz to investigate a story of witchcraft and healers. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals, who claim that she is possessed by the devil and needs to be...
    It is not news that horror and terror are fashionable on Netflix, but now it is striking that the most watched movie of the moment in Mexico is one inspired by the witches of Catemaco, a municipality in the state of Veracruz that is famous for its impressive jungle. its huge lagoon and its tradition of witchcraft that, it is said, comes from before the arrival of the Spanish to the continent. You may also like: Horror movies for a Halloween marathon The ancient ways – 95% is a Netflix exclusive horror feature film directed by Christopher Alender and written by Marcos Gabriel. It features performances by Brigitte Kali Canales, Andrea Cortés, Julia Vera, AJ Bowen and Sal Lopez, and is available on the streaming platform from August 25. This is their official synopsis: Cristina, a journalist with Mexican roots, travels to the home of her ancestors in Veracruz to investigate a story of witchcraft and healers. There, she is kidnapped by a group of locals, who claim that she is possessed by the devil and needs to be...
    Clive Rose/Getty Images Swimming can simultaneously workout muscles that multiple strength workouts target. Additionally, every swim stroke is also an effective cardiovascular workout.  A swimming instructor broke down which strokes target each area of the body.  If you're looking to freshen up your workout routine, and even push it to the next level, try swapping your weights and treadmill for the pool.  Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Swimming is an effective way to build and tone your muscles while improving endurance. It blends a frequent cardiovascular workout with simultaneous strength training due to the resistance of the water, according to Philip Abundo, a private swimming instructor in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  "When it comes to swimming, if you want to go and see how important a workout like the squat is, swimmers squat in every single stroke," Abundo told...
    The Fighting Irish are fighting back after Notre Dame's famed leprechaun mascot was voted one of the most 'offensive' in modern-day college sports. The green-clad mascot, whose logo includes a leprechaun in a fighting pose, was voted the fourth-most offensive mascot in the country, according to a survey conducted by Quality Logo Products Blog. Officials from the university in South Bend, Indiana, which has won 13 college football championships, quickly fired back. 'Our symbols stand as celebratory representations of a genuine Irish heritage at Notre Dame,' the school said. 'A heritage that we regard with respect, loyalty and affection.'  Notre Dame finished behind Florida State's Osceola and Renegade, San Diego State's Aztec Warrior and the University of Hawaii's Vili the Warrior in the poll of 1,266 people. 'None of these institutions were founded or named by Native Americans who sought to highlight their heritage by using names and symbols associated with their people,' the school said.  The school also looked to distance itself from the recent wave of sports franchises which have folded to public pressure to change their names....
    (CNN)A discovery made during a police raid has been identified as the most complete fossil of a flying reptile from Brazil. The remains revealed new information about tapejarids, or pterosaurs that soared across the skies during the Early Cretaceous period between 100.5 million and 145 million years ago.A study on the findings published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.These particular pterosaurs are best known for having a giant crest crowning the head. Tapejarids are common within Brazil's fossil record, but most of these are only partial remains. The newly discovered fossil preserves almost the entire body of the pterosaur, including bits of soft tissue. This species is known as Tupandactylus navigans. The fossil was discovered in limestone slabs.The fossil was located in six squares of limestone slabs that were confiscated during a 2013 police raid of São Paulo's Santos Harbour.Read More"The Federal Police of Brazil was investigating a fossil trade operation and recovered, in 2013, over 3.000 specimens," said Victor Beccari, study author and vertebrate paleontologist at the University of São Paulo. "Fossils in Brazil are protected by law, as...
    Sales of barely-there pin-tops that have become a popular way for A-listers to flash some some flesh have surged in the last two weeks as the thread-bare look is set to become one of the biggest trends for the final weeks of summer.  Also known as a 'curtain reveal top', the pin top  looks like a small cropped cardigan with a string tie or safety pin keeping it together. Worn over the shoulders, and with nothing underneath, the celeb-approved look barely covers the wearer's modesty.   Sales of barely-there pin-tops that have become a popular way for A-listers to flash some some flesh have surged in the last two weeks as the thread-bare look is set to become one of the biggest trends for the final weeks of summer. Megan Fox is pictured in LA in a pintop Described as being 'being universally adopted by the It-girls' by Vogue, the pin top been spotted on supermodels including  Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, Kaia Gerber, and Hailey Bieber. This week, actor Megan Fox was pictured in a Jacquemus cherry-red pin top, prompting searches for...
    It incorporates interesting new features with respect to the previous generation, maintaining its stylish design and light weight. The FiiO M3 Pro features a DAC chip from ESS Saber Technologies, which provides lossless digital-to-analog conversion and low noise. Allow you to enjoy good details of music, with crisp clarity, this chip is capable of decoding PCM up to 32-bit / 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD 128 natively. Also, it accepts formats like MP3, OGG, AAC, AIFF, WMA, APE, FLAC, ALAC and WAV. What does this translate to? Well in what The FiiO M3 Pro is a low noise 32-bit DAC rated digital audio player. In addition, it offers an output power of 92 mW at 16 ohms and 75 mW at 32 ohms, which represents a three times the power of the M3K. Sleek and compact design It features a 3.5 ”touch screen with a bezel-less design, offers good viewing angles and 800 x 340p resolution. It is made from a high-quality aluminum alloy and includes a double-sided glass coating on both sides. In his...
    A 1-inch-thick steak will cook most evenly. Olivia/Getty Images Air frying creates juicy, tender steaks with a nice sear, making it an underrated cooking method. Ribeye and New York Strip are the best cuts for air frying, but tri-tip and top round also work well. Marinate lean cuts prior to air frying to prevent them from drying out in the high heat. Visit Insider's Home & Kitchen Reference library for more stories. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You probably know that air frying is a great way to make crispy chicken wings, but if you haven't made steak in an air fryer, you're missing out on a best-kept cooking secret. "The heat and air circulation sear the outside of the steak for a nice crust, while the inside cooks more gently so it stays juicy and tender," says food scientist...
    President Joe Biden vowed Friday to 'mobilize every resource' to get Americans and Afghan allies out of Afghanistan - and took questions, from a pre-approved list of White House reporters, about the conflict for the first time in nine days.    'This is one of the largest difficult airlifts in history and the only country in the world capable of projecting this much power on the far side of the world with this degree of precision is the United States of America,' Biden said.  He insisted that the chaotic takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, leading to disarray at Kabul's airport did not taint the U.S.'s global reputation.   'I have seen no question of our credibility of our allies from around the world,' he said.  President Joe Biden spoke about the Afghanistan crisis from the White House on Friday  Earlier Friday the White House said Bidne 'never shies' away from taking questions - nine days after he last faced reporters and amid criticism over him dodging the media during the Afghanistan chaos.  And in the latest sign of how the turmoil...
    A SMILE can hide a thousand tears - or so goes the saying. But there might actually be something in it... 1 'Smiling depression' is not a technical term but is increasingly being used to describe one of the most common mental illnesses It's easy to brush off concerns from friends and family, with a smile and quick, "I'm fine". Yet, beneath the surface, darker forces may be at work, according to experts. "Smiling depression" is a term used more and more - it's the idea you can appear happy to others while suffering depression internally. Some may well question whether it is a real, mental health condition. But Olivia Remes, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge said while smiling depression is not a technical term used by medics, "it is certainly possible to be depressed and manage to successfully mask the symptoms". She warns the condition put people at even greater risk of suicide - the biggest killer of people under the age of 35 in the UK. That's why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone...
    Walking is good. No-ones doubt that. But why? Although everyone knows it, in reality almost no one knows what benefits a daily walk has. It’s easy to get carried away by an overly optimistic message and flag the walks as a panacea: good for circulation, for the mind, for self-esteem, for memory, for weight control… And, although it is important not to fall into sensationalism, the truth is that walking is one of those activities that has almost no negative aspect. Let’s see what scientific studies say about it. Walking is good for the body and good for the mind Walking is such a common activity that many people do many miles a day without barely leaving your home and without realizing it. Therefore, let’s focus the shot: when we talk about walking here, we do so thinking about the act of walking, that is, without specific intention of making a necessary movement. Even so, probably many of the benefits found can also be attributed to any walk, as long as it has an outdoor component. And what benefits are...
    (CNN) — Students heading back to the classroom for the new school year will be contending with one of the most dangerous times in the pandemic for children. And officials will have to consider many measures to keep them safe from Covid-19, an expert said. “We have the more contagious Delta variant, we have surges and we have so many adults letting down their guard, not wearing masks, not getting vaccinated,” Dr. Leana Wen told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. “That’s contributing to this really dangerous environment for children.” READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Central Maryland The good news is vaccination rates are up in the US. For the first time since June, more than 500,000 people on average are initiating their vaccinations each day, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say that the vaccines are an important step for slowing or stopping the spread of the virus, and the more transmissible Delta variant. But children under 12 are still not eligible for vaccines, and for those newly...
    (CNN)Students heading back to the classroom for the new school year will be contending with one of the most dangerous times in the pandemic for children, and officials will have to consider many measures to keep them safe from Covid-19, an expert said."We have the more contagious Delta variant, we have surges and we have so many adults letting down their guard, not wearing masks, not getting vaccinated," Dr. Leana Wen told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. "That's contributing to this really dangerous environment for children." The good news is vaccination rates are up in the US. For the first time since June, more than 500,000 people on average are initiating their vaccinations each day, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say that the vaccines are an important step for slowing or stopping the spread of the virus, and the more transmissible Delta variant. Schools reopening without masking is formula for disaster, Louisiana childrens hospital doctor saysBut children under 12 are still not eligible for vaccines, and with vaccines needing about six...
    Want to own one of the Bay Area’s most fabled music publications? Well, BAM magazine — which has covered Green Day, Sammy Hagar, Santana, the Donnas and other members of the local music scene for decades as well as once hosted one of the Bay Area’s best parties/award shows (aka the Bammies)  — is up for sale and it could be yours if the price is right. Kenny Wardell Sr., the publication’s longtime managing director, announced via email that is selling both the magazine and the rest of the BAM Media’s sizable assets: “After 10+ years at the helm of BAMmagazine.com, it’s time for me to RETIRE!” he wrote in the email. “AND, we’re looking for a new owner for BAM MEDIA!  Most of BAM MEDIA’s assets are listed on the above poster.” The poster, which was included as an attachment to the email, listed the following assets: BAM Media BAM Magazine (website) Bay Area Music Awards (The Bammies) BAM Magazine Bammies Reunion Concert event footage Bammies Walk of Fame BAM TV on YouTube 800 mint condition issues of the...
    Although the Internet, as a network of networks, is a non-tangible entity that has lived with us for years (for many, since its birth), it is possible to create maps to visualize its activity or its structure. Although we are not talking precisely about cases such as the map of all the submarine cables that shape the Internet, if not about see the Internet like someone unfolding a map centuries ago. Obviously, we cannot speak of many centuries with the Internet, not even one. Although the network that in a way moves the world has been operating for decades (specifically since 1969, as we saw when we talked about the fact that the Internet is not the WWW, even if even Google said it), it still does not count for more than a hundred years. But that does not mean that people have once again unleashed their creativity, in this case ordering the Internet in a very curious way. A curious vision of what we see every day on any screen It is one of the HalcyonMaps maps, which is...
    "Wow, you're aggressive," Andrew Cuomo allegedly told a wedding guest as she grabbed his wrist to stop him from fondling her back through a cutout in her dress. "Wow, you're aggressive" could be the tagline of the New York Attorney General's report on the predations of a sitting governor of New York who has harassed an astonishing array, including, but not limited to: a state trooper on his protective detail, the doctor who gave him his covid test on live TV, the aforementioned guest at his senior aide's wedding and an executive assistant whose breast he cupped under her shirt against her will. According to the report, he even sexually harassed the woman who signed the form attesting that he had reviewed anti-sexual harassment rules. The 168-page report is one of the most meticulous and damning accounts of sexual harassment by a public official in living memory. It's based on 179 interviews, 41 of which were conducted under oath, including testimony from the governor himself and his senior staffers. The report's conclusions are bolstered by 74,000 documents, including photographs,...
    As violent crime increases in St. Louis, residents’ outrage towards Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner appears to be growing as well. Gardner, who assumed office at the beginning of 2017 on a progressive platform, is St. Louis’ top prosecutor. But she has taken an extremely lax approach to actually prosecuting violent criminals, angering residents and victims’ family members. Since taking assuming her role Gardner’s office has dismissed 30% of felony convictions, over double what it was before she started, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last week. Last year her office dismissed 36% of all felony cases, a new high. Her office has also shown a seeming sense of incompetency, resulting in even more felony cases being thrown out. Earlier this month a St. Louis judge was forced to drop murder charges against an accused killer after a prosecutor from Gardner’s office missed court hearing in May, June and July, according to local outlet Fox 2 Now, which reported that the prosecutor was on maternity leave. The charges were dropped as two other cases were also thrown out due to unprepared or...
    07/31/2021 at 9:20 PM CEST . Dutch Max verstappen (Red Bull), leader of the Formula One World Championship, which this Sunday will start third in the Hungarian Grand Prix, the eleventh of the championship, said at the Hungaroring that this position “not the one” they wanted, but they are “up there” and that they will try to “get the most out of it” in the race. “Throughout the weekend we have been a little behind and in qualifying it was the same “, explained the young Dutch star, 23, who leads the World Cup with 185 points; eight more than the sevenfold British champion Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), who will start first this Sunday in Hungary. “I went a bit backwards on my lap in Q3 (third qualifying round) compared to Q2 and I just didn’t have the same grip, for some reason, “said Verstappen, a fifteen-time Formula One winner, five of them this year. “I don’t know if the lack of grip was related to the track or the tires, but the balance was somewhat out...
    The photo was intended to be a joke, but five months later it turned into a tragedy. It was NASA’s AS-204 mission, but it changed in his honor to the name these three astronauts chose: Apollo 1. The photograph was taken on August 19, 1966. From left to right we can see astronauts Edward H. White II, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, and the pilot of that lunar module, Roger B. Chaffee. The three appear to be praying for protection from a small model of a lunar module. They gave the photo to the head of the space program, Joseph F. Shea, with this phrase: “It is not that we do not trust you, Joe, but this time we have decided to go over your head (directly to God)”. Just 5 months later, the three astronauts would die burned inside the real model of that miniature lunar module. What happened? It all started in January 1966, when NASA selected the three crew members of what would be the first manned mission of the Apollo Program, whose ultimate goal was put the...
    Thousands of members of the Trump cult waited outside for hours in the summer heat of Phoenix on Saturday, before gaining entrance to a Turning Point USA event where their personal god and savior appeared as part of his 2021 revenge tour. It was a political rally, a gospel revival, a rock concert, a carnival and a family reunion all in one. As a show of loyalty to the Trump death cult, most of the attendees refused to wear masks to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus pandemic and its new, even more contagious delta variant. The Trumpists even went so far as to heckle the news media with chants of "No masks!" These are the people recently described in a recent Washington Post essay by Michael Bender, who has spent considerable time among Trump's most diehard followers:They were mostly older White men and women who lived paycheck to paycheck with plenty of time on their hands — retired or close to it, estranged from their families or otherwise without children — and Trump had, in a surprising way,...
    As sports go, rugby fans may be among the most passionate, but in the U.S., they also rank in smaller numbers than several other sports. But those who love the sport, and those who look at numbers for a living, see the sport growing in popularity, with room for even more growth to come. This October, the rugby community hopes the sport will be taking a step forward when the New Zealand All Blacks come to FedEx Field to face the U.S. national team. In terms of brand awareness, sales and the like, the All Blacks are right up there with Manchester United from England’s Premiere League, or the Dallas Cowboys. “The All Blacks are the most successful sports franchise in the world of any sport,” said Andrew Douglass, the coach of D.C.’s foray into professional rugby, Old Glory DC. “I guess you’re looking at legacies, like the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, that sort of legacy.” So, like the Yankees, but with more winning. “Those brands go to other parts of the world,” said Ross Young, the CEO of...
    Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDCSource: CDC | YouTube The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases ever seen by scientists, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The variant is highly contagious, largely because people infected with the delta strain can carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than those infected with the original strain, according to new data. "The delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters at a briefing Thursday. "It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of, and that I have seen in my 20 year career." The delta variant has spread quickly through the U.S., accounting for more than 83% of sequenced cases in the U.S. right now, up from 50% the week of July 3. "This virus has no incentive to let up, and it remains in search of the next vulnerable person to infect," Walensky said. The virus is ripping through U.S. counties...
    The leader of a US Cuban exiles group has slammed claims made by the founder of The 1619 Project branding Cuba as one of the most 'equal' multi-racial countries in the world, as 'ideological Marxist spin.'   Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat ridiculed the words of Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has come under fire after a 2019 podcast in which she claimed the communist country has the 'least inequality' thanks to its socialist government resurfaced. The Havana-born scholar accused the New York Times journalist about 'not caring' about Cuba, claiming she was using the country's 'plight' to promote Marxism instead.  'Her assertion that what she says is "equality" is largely due to socialism is ideological spin. That doesn't reflect the reality of Cuban history,' Miami-based Gutierrez-Boronat told DailyMail.com.   'There is a very simple comparison you can make that shows how wrong this statement by Nikole Hannah-Jones is,' he continued.  'Look at the central committee of the Communist Party for the past 62 years and tell me how many prominent black Cubans have been in that central committee. 'And then look at the republic that existed...
    Allyson Felix in 2021. Ashley Landis/AP Images Allyson Felix is one of the most decorated athletes in the history of the Olympics. The American sprinter told Insider she thinks Peloton is "so challenging" regardless. "With Peloton, oftentimes I have to remind myself that I'm a professional athlete," Felix said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Allyson Felix is, without question, one of the most accomplished athletes on the planet. But don't expect the American sprinter's prowess on the track to translate to the Peloton bike. Allyson Felix runs a 4 x 400m relay postpartum at the World Championships in 2019. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports "It doesn't help me being an Olympic athlete," Felix told Insider, laughing. "It's always funny because I've talked to a few people who I've been in classes with, and I think they think, 'Oh, there's this Olympic athlete here and she's going to do amazing' and then it's like, no. With Peloton, oftentimes like I have to remind myself that I'm a professional athlete because it's not like what I do." "It's always...
    The inside lining of the jacket Jon Anik is wearing at UFC 264 hilariously pays tribute to an iconic moment of UFC commentary Jon Anik is one of the most highly-respected members of the UFC for his hard work at the commentary table. And in fact, perhaps some of the more popular parts of UFC broadcasts are when the commentators are seen reacting in real-time to finishes in the Octagon. With that, Anik decided to have some fun with his outfit for UFC 264. Look close ???? @Jon_Aniks #UFC264 fit is an ALL TIMER. [ via @UFC_CA ] pic.twitter.com/7T0YimL0ye — UFC (@ufc) July 10, 2021 Why is everyone talking about Jon Anik’s suit?The inside of Anik’s suit jacket is filled with several shots of the same image: him, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier going nuts on commentary. The reaction comes from Rose Namajunas knocking out Weili Zhang at UFC 261 in April to regain the UFC Women’s strawweight title. Not only is it funny, but Anik continues to be a fan of style. Next: UFC 264: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor...
    President Joe Biden has the most expensive payroll in White House history with 22 aides, including press secretary Jen Psaki and chief of staff Ron Klain, making the maximum yearly salary of $180,000. The White House on Thursday released its annual staff report to Congress, revealing the salaries of 567 White House employees, which cost taxpayers $49.6 million. The projected four-year costs of Biden's White House payroll could top $200 million, according to an analysis by Forbes, which would top the staff costs of the past two presidents. Adjusted for inflation, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million during his one term in office and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million in his first term. The Biden White House has the most expensive payroll in history with 22 aides, including press secretary Jen Psaki (above), making the maximum yearly salary of $180,000 Other high-profile names making the staff maximum include Neera Tanden, who serves as a senior adviser to the president after her nomination for Office of Management and Budget director was withdrawn; National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, senior adviser to...
    CNN's Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter has come under fire from both the left and right for directing a series of softball questions at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Sunday, prompting conservative journalist Glenn Greenwald to slam the on-air exchange as 'one of the most sycophantic interviews of a state official you'll ever see.'  Stelter opened the interview on Sunday by asking Psaki: 'what does the press get wrong when covering Biden's agenda?'  Psaki replied: 'some of our muscles have atrophied a little bit over the last few years, and there isn’t a lot of memory — recent memory or longer memory — on how long it takes to get legislation forward or how messy the process of negotiating and the process of getting legislation across the finish line can be. Scroll down for video  CNN's Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter has come under fire for what some have described as a 'fawning' interview of White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki  Stelter opened Sunday's interview by asking Psaki 'what does the press get wrong when covering Biden's...
    Of the 419 National Park Service sites he has visited, Mikah Meyer recommends that travelers visit Dinosaur National Monument. Mikah Meyer From 2016 to 2019, Mikah Meyer visited all 419 National Park Service sites. His favorite site is Dinosaur National Monument, which straddles Utah and Colorado. The national monument resembles more famous national parks, but is less crowded, he said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. From 2016 and 2019, Mikah Meyer embarked on a three-year journey to all of the National Park Service (NPS) sites. Meyer told Insider that of the 419 sites he visited, his favorite was Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah. He first visited in May 2017 for two days and was so captivated that he returned three months later, driving 10 hours out of his way to spend four days rafting through the park, he said. This summer, famous national parks like Yellowstone and Grand Teton are predicting record-breaking attendance, according to a report from the Associated Press published in May. While visitors at popular parks can expect crowds, Meyer told...
    Disneyland will soon be home to a new attraction – one of the most expensive sandwiches in the world. The California theme park will feature a new panini sandwich that will debut when Avengers Campus opens on June 4. Disney Parks 3 The pricey sandwich comes with salami, rosemary ham, provolone and sun-dried tomato spread on toasted focaccia According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the sandwich has an eye-popping price of nearly $100 (£70). However, it is meant to be eaten by more than one person. The Marvel land’s Pym Test Kitchen is themed to the movie Ant-Man And The Wasp and will serve meals that have been shrunk or expanded in size. So, what’s in the Pym-ini Sandwich that costs this much? It comes with salami, rosemary ham, provolone and sun-dried tomato spread on toasted focaccia. And if you don’t have eight people to feed, the sandwich will also be available in a single serving for a more modest $14.99 (£10.58). Disney Parks 3 The sandwich has an eye-popping price of nearly $100 (£70), however, it is meant to...
    What’s it to be? A glossy red ‘chubby heart’ cake filled with the lightest of chocolate mousse? A slice of celadon-green and primrose-yellow Battenberg? A ‘cartwheel’, her luxurious take on good old Wagon Wheels? What about a plate of those little biscuits exquisitely iced with edible first-class stamps? I am with Anya Hindmarch, 52, handbag designer to the stars, at her newly opened Anya’s Cafe, trying to choose. It seems a shame to actually eat one. Just as so many of her bags look good enough to eat so, it seems, her cakes look good enough to wear. I plump for a vegan coconut and banana loaf — delicious and not as worthy as it sounds. It’s gone in 60 seconds flat — with a little help from Anya. Anya Hindmarch, 52, (pictured) revealed the inspiration behind her new cluster of shops in Central London Wait, though. What is the message here? Since when has anyone in fashion declared Cake Is The New Black? It feels a bit of an oxymoron. Surely cake is precisely what we don’t need...
    Radio host, columnist, and author Dennis Prager celebrated Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow’s Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption on Friday as “a truly significant book” from “one of the most important people in media.” Marlow joined Prager on the latter’s eponymous radio show to discuss his book. “Breitbart is one of the most important sites in the world,” Prager said. “I regularly — almost daily — find myself at Breitbart. …  I am a big fan of yours and Breitbart, and congratulations on your book.” Marlow credited Prager as an influence. He said, “Thank you so much for the kind words. It’s such a thrill to be with you and I’ve been a Pragertopia subscriber for probably 15 years and I used to walk around the Berkeley campus listening to you on the radio, and to be on here with you to talk about my first book is really a thrill, and to have such a great introduction is even better.” Prager, an author of nine books, remarked on Marlow’s inclusion of 1,206 endnotes in Breaking...
    (CNN)The Denver Broncos have hired Kelly Kleine as the Executive Director of Football Operations/Special Advisor to the General Manager, making her one of the most powerful woman in the National Football League. She is believed to be highest-ranking woman as a scouting executive with an NFL team, according to an NFL spokesman."Kelly is a rising star in the NFL, and we're fortunate to add someone of her caliber to the Denver Broncos," Broncos general manager George Paton said in a news release.For the first time, women have won the Super Bowl as coachesPaton said Kleine will report directly to him and serve as the primary liaison for the Broncos' football operations. She will also have responsibilities with both professional and college scouting, he said.Kleine will be involved with the team's personnel department, which includes player evaluation, preparations for the NFL draft and free agency as well as daily football administration. She also will oversee Denver's video and equipment departments, according to the release.Read More"Having worked with her for nine years in Minnesota, Kelly has a strong understanding of all aspects...
    Shinnecock Hills. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson Golf is a favorite sport of the rich and powerful. Some of the best courses in the world are super exclusive, with memberships offered only by invite. From California to Scotland, these are the most expensive and exclusive golf courses globally. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Golf is beloved by the rich and powerful, so it's no surprise that clubs around the world come with expensive and exclusive memberships. At many courses, membership is invite-only, meaning you have to know somebody and be selected just for the right to pay the exorbitant membership fee. But even with the hefty price tag, there's no shortage of celebrities, politicians, and general rich people who are ready and willing to put down whatever is necessary to secure a regular tee time at the nicest courses in the world. Below are some of the most expensive and exclusive golf courses on the planet.
    BRIT Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List Amazon destroyed more than 2 million counterfeit products last year Charles Oliveira’s early days in jiu-jitsu weren’t so positive. He was a promising soccer prospect who, at 12 years old, had to change sports because of health issues. He took up jiu-jitsu, though it’s not like he was an overnight success. “It took me a while, and a lot of determination and a lot of hard work,” said Oliveira, who hopes all that effort will prove fruitful on Saturday when he meets Michael Chandler at UFC 262 in Houston for the lightweight title vacated by the retired Khabib Nurmagomedov. The young boy who was submitted repeatedly by a smaller girl in his first weeks in the gym now has become one of the most feared submission artists in the game. If he is to succeed the legendary Nurmagomedov as UFC champion, it’s likely he’ll do it the way Nurmagomedov did: by submission. Oliveira, a -140 favorite at BetMGM, enters the bout with a 30-8 record and one no-contest, but has remarkably finished...
    New York (CNN Business)Shake Shack has emerged as one of the most diverse employers in America after hiring more than 1,000 people in 2020. But the premium burger chain's executive management team is also one of the least diverse in the fast food industry, which for years has been criticized for pervasive racial disparities between its disproportionately Black and Latino frontline workforce and its overwhelmingly White C-suite leadership.Black, Latino and Asian Americans make up a combined total of 44.2% of retail fast food and counter workers nationwide, according to the latest available US Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Yet people of color collectively make up more than 75% of Shake Shack's overall workforce population of about 7,400, according to the company's latest "Stand For Something Good" diversity, equity and inclusion report released Thursday.A group of Shake Shack employees pose for pictures in this undated photo.The report, which was provided to CNN Business in advance, breaks down Shake Shack' (SHAK)most-recent workforce demographics and examines the impact of its social and environmental philanthropic efforts.It highlights a 76% promotion rate for Shake Shack's...
    Midway Atoll was the site of an important turning point in world history in the 1940s. The Battle of Midway occurred in June 1942, six months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The tiny chain of islands that make up the Midway Atoll ended up playing a pivotal role in the history books and turning the tide on World War II’s action in the Pacific. While conflict may have ended decades ago during the First Battle of Midway, there appears to be a second battle of a different type raging both on land and at sea. And unlike the wartime fighting that was fueled by international tensions, this new battle is rooted in a common culture obsessed with consumption and throwaway goods. It’s a battle between the environment and garbage that’s thrown away but never actually goes away. The characteristics of this second Battle of Midway do not involve heavy artillery, strategically planned attacks, or a direct assault on human life. Rather, the war is more passive in nature from man in his onslaught of wildlife on this...
    WINTER HAVEN, Florida — Corporate media is one of the “most divisive forces” in the country, and Democrat politicians such as Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) are contributing to the civil unrest across the country, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview immediately following his signing of the state’s anti-riot bill Monday. DeSantis signed the anti-riot bill during a press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. The bill itself effectively takes defunding the police in Florida “off the table” and enhances criminal penalties for those who engage in criminal activity during a riot. The signing coincides with yet another spark of civil unrest in various blue areas across the country as Democrats renew their calls to defund police. The Republican governor, however, believes the corporate media is playing a primary role in feeding the division, particularly by leaving out key facts in these breaking stories, further fueling lawless behavior. “Corporate media is one of the most divisive forces in our country. They foment division. They foment these things. A lot of the time,...
    The mystery new owner of a $37million boatshed in Sydney's exclusive Point Piper is rumoured to be none other than media mogul Lachlan Murdoch. The Fox Corp chief executive, his wife Sarah and their three children moved to Sydney in March, joining a host of high profile individuals who opted to ride out the coronavirus pandemic in relatively unaffected Australia. He is expected to return home to Los Angeles in September.  During his brief sojourn, Sydney Morning Herald reports he snapped up a prime piece of real estate in the ritzy eastern suburbs.  The two-storey boatshed is a stone's throw from former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's home and was once the private playground of the wealthy O'Neil family. It was sold on to Paul Scharrer, Scotts Honda Motors former owner and a local property investor, in 2017 before it sold again last month for the eyewatering price of $37million.   The Wunulla Road property on Sydney Harbour is certainly Australia's most expensive boatshed. Sydney's property boom has reached ridiculous levels with a boatshed lacking a house selling for a record $37million ...