On Monday, Jon Favreau, former speechwriter for former President Barack Obama and currently a co-host for Pod Save America, decided to attack Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his criticism of The New York Times. He should have known better; Cruz calmly took him apart as easily as a surgeon doing a simple operation. Last Sunday, Cruz (R-TX) fired off a series of tweets lambasting The New York Times after a leaked transcript of a speech from New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet was published by Slate. As The Daily Wire reported, “The transcript showed the editor explaining that since the claim that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election fell apart, the paper will now publish stories claiming Trump is a racist for the rest of his presidency.” Cruz tweeted, “There was a time when journalists covered ‘news.’ The NYT has given up on even pretending anymore. Today, they are Pravda, a propaganda outlet by liberals, for liberals. … [Read more...] about Cruz Rips NY Times. Obama Speechwriter Attacks Cruz. Cruz Dunks On Him.
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A review of this week’s Watchmen, “A God Walks Into a Bar,” coming up just as soon as the chicken and the egg come at the very same time… It is the spring of 1988. I am reading Watchmenfor the first time, in a thick trade paperback collection I brought home from Waldenbooks at the Willowbrook Mall. I am particularly stunned (and, admittedly, a bit confused) by how Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons depict Dr. Manhattan experiencing every moment of his existence at the same time. It is December of 2019. I am writing a recap of “A God Walks Into a Bar,” which explains how Dr. Manhattan and Angela Abar met, fell in love, and came up with the crazy plan for him to turn into an ordinary human named Cal (a god walks into) Abar. The episode skips backwards and forwards through Dr. Manhattan’s story, the better to convey the way he is unstuck in time and space. So much of it occurs out of sequence that I’m not even sure where to begin trying to explain … [Read more...] about ‘Watchmen’ Recap: Time Is a Flat Circle
Christmas carols, royal weddings and state occasions: these are the times most people get to hear a choir. They’re a remnant of monastic medieval life that has survived in cathedrals and communities. Singing in a choir is increasingly touted for its health benefits. It relieves stress and is an excellent place to engage socially. Evensong attendance has even increased as it becomes an opportunity for people to pause from their daily lives. But for the singers who are involved in choirs, there’s a stark difference between having a passion for singing and being able to make it your career, and much of it due to gender. Catholic and Anglican cathedrals as well as royal chapels employ a group of musicians known as lay clerks. Their duty is to provide music during services – in some cases, daily. It’s a dream job for those who are passionate about choir singing. Yet there’s a catch: to be eligible, in most places you must be male. Leslie Garrett, soprano and … [Read more...] about Why do so many choirs exclude women? It’s time for this outdated practice to change
Channel 7 has been widely condemned for avoiding talking about tennis star Maria Sharapova's doping ban in a 'shameful' interview. The former World No. 1 controversially conducted the Australian Open women's draw on Thursday, two years after she failed a drug test after the 2016 tournament. Interviewer Hamish McLachlan awkwardly tiptoed around her 15-month ban for testing positive to meldonium, referring to it as a 'time out'. Channel 7 has been widely condemned for avoiding talking about tennis star Maria Sharapova's doping ban in a 'shameful' interview 'What benefited you the most during your time out, the mind or the body?' he asked. 'Did you have a break given that you hadn't really put a racquet down for 20 years?' The 30-year-old responded by making the ban seem like a voluntary break from tennis, and McLachlan obligingly played along. 'I took a couple of months off of not training and not playing, which for me was just so unreal because since the age of four … [Read more...] about Outrage as tennis star Maria Sharapova’s 15-month doping ban is referred to as a ‘time out’ in ‘shameful’ Channel 7 interview at the Australian Open draw she controversially hosted
Investment Experts recommend ways to attract investors during energy crunch By Thanh Thom Monday, Dec 9, 2019,10:43 (GMT+7) Experts recommend ways to attract investors during energy crunchBy Thanh Thom Workers install solar panels for the BIM 2 solar power plant in Phuoc Ninh Commune of Thuan Nam District, Ninh Thuan Province, in south-central Vietnam – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – Experts at the Asian Development Bank have recommended various measures to improve the investment environment for private domestic and international investors in the energy sector to avoid the threat to energy security created by inadequate infrastructure due to low private investment. In their working paper, called “Avoiding energy insecurity by promoting private investment – the case of the Vietnamese power sector,” two experts stated that with its high demand for energy, particularly electricity, Vietnam is a … [Read more...] about Experts recommend ways to attract investors during energy crunch