Leading Off ● Voter Registration: Election Day is swiftly approaching, and Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Consequently, it's a great time to double-check your voter registration online to make sure you're on the rolls, as well as a timely opportunity to encourage your peers to do the same, and to register if they haven't. Each state has its own laws governing registration, and deadlines are coming up soon in many of them. Organizations like Rock the Vote provide online information and forms specific to each state, but you should also check with your state’s secretary of state or elections board website to review its particular registration rules and double-check to make sure you're still registered. Campaign Action As we wrote in a previous Roundup regarding the history and origins of voter suppression in America, voter registration itself first came about in Northern cities the mid-1800s as a way to suppress the votes of Catholic immigrants and the working class, and the relative ease of voter registration today is a significant factor affecting turnout. Even today, many states still have specific barriers to the ballot, such as Florida’s disenfranchisement of those with felony convictions for life, or Michigan’s penalization of college students by forcing voters to register at the address on their driver's license and requiring those who register by mail to vote in person the first time. However, not every state makes registration a pain, and North Dakota doesn’t even have it at all, only requiring that voters legally swear they’re eligible and prove their residency. Furthermore, many states have recently enacted policies to make voter registration less of a burden, and as the map at the top of this post displays, 11 states and Washington, D.C., have passed measures to automatically register eligible voters who interact with certain government agencies, such as driver's license offices, unless they opt out. Additionally, Michigan and Nevada are both voting on ballot initiatives that would enact automatic registration if they pass. Most states still put the burden on voters to register instead of allowing the government to do it for them, but 37 states now allow voters to register online. Furthermore, 18 states and D.C. let voters cast a ballot at the same time as they register, although Maryland and North Carolina only allow it during the early voting period. However, Marylanders will vote on a state constitutional amendment in November that would enable voters to register on Election Day itself. So go make sure you, your family, and your friends are registered to vote. And hopefully, more states will pass measures like the ones noted above to make the registration process as simple as possible and encourage citizens to do their civic duty and vote.
So the Rod Rosenstein hearsay (or is it heresy?) suggests Trump is unfit for office and the 25th amendment was considered. And team Brett Kavanaugh behavior suggests he is unfit for SCOTUS But hard to imagine the Rosenstein story drops if Kavanaugh is sailing through. Whether it’s the Mueller probe, or Kavanaugh rough waters, looks like Trump wants a pretext to change topic… and fire Mueller. xIdea that 25th Amendment could be used to remove Trump is bizarre Ã¢ÂÂ requires BOTH House & Senate to affirm with 2/3rd vote. Chances of that are less than zero. ThereÃ¢ÂÂs a knife here, but weÃ¢ÂÂre not seeing whose wielding it.— David Cay Johnston (@DavidCayJ) September 22, 2018 Amber Phillips/The Fix: ‘Kavanaugh will be on the U.S. Supreme Court’: McConnell just erased any doubt about Republicans' intentions to hear Ford out A big reason Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s accuser says she doesn’t want to testify in the Senate without firsthaving her claims investigated by the FBI is she doesn’t think she’ll be treated objectively and fairly by politicians. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) just thoroughly justified Christine Blasey Ford’s concerns. In comments Friday, he laid plain his intention to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, apparently no matter what Ford has to share. “Here’s what I want to tell you,” McConnell said Friday morning at a summit for social conservatives. “In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the U.S. Supreme Court. So, my friends, keep the faith. Don’t get rattled by all this. We’re going to plow right through it and do our job.” There is no other way to read McConnell’s comment other than that the Ford allegation doesn’t matter to him, at least not when he’s so close to fulfilling his goal of firming up the Supreme Court’s 5-to-4 conservative majority weeks before an election.
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Rupee continues to battle macro fatigue; hits new life low Forex: The Indian rupee remained under intense selling pressure and witnessed a free fall for the fourth straight week, plunging to hit a fresh life-time low against the US dollar before managing a small recovery. Overall, the forex mood broadly undermined on the back of increasing impact of geopolitical threats and concerns on macro-economic front. The government's confidence building measures to curb the currency volatility also fell short of many investors' expectations, causing heavy sell-off and the local stocks to take a massive plunge. Trading in an extremely volatile market environment, the bruised rupee ended at 72.20, showing a steep loss of 36 paise. Panic dollar demand from importers and speculative trade
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Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on the opposite side of the country, a Lime rider was killed today by an SUV while tooling around Washington […]
The coolest mission you haven't heard of just hit a major milestone: the Japanese Hayabusa 2 probe has reached its destination, the asteroid Ryugu, and just deployed a pair of landers to its surface. Soon it will touch down itself and bring back a sample of Ryugu back to Earth! Are you kidding me? That's amazing!
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MUNICH (AP) - The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of «O'zapft is» - «it's tapped.» As ...
Milan Fashion Week (Milano Moda Donna) Spring 2019, which opened on September 19 is currently the focus of all fashion-based conversations. On view through September 25, the fashion week is driven by oodles of glamour, and lots of oomph.Kendall Jenner was seen strutting down the ramp twice in two days. She walked for Fendi — along with Hadid sisters, Gigi & Bella — Max Mara, Fendi, Prada, and Emporio Armani. Alberta Ferretti conducted the masterclass on travelling style and guide. While Max Mara’s show was all about protection and power, Fendi’s collection had shades of crimson yellows, ambers, hazel and tan.“Milano Moda Donna is organized by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, with its two yearly appointments and a network of thousands of field operators that work to make this great event perfect. Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana manages and fully coordinates all the events facilitating the work of showrooms, buying-offices, press offices, and public relations firms,” says the Milan Fashion Week website. As per the website, Milano is the prestigious location that hosts more than 170 shows and presentations. “Milano Moda Donna with its two annual editions: September/October (spring/summer collection) and February-March (fall/winter collection) represents the most important meeting between pret-a-porter and market operators and it awards Milan with a refined example of the perfect union between creativity and organization,” says the website.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the highlights from the Fashion Weekhttp://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
Asia pop diva Jolin Tsai was recently spotted toting a flap cover bag —Serpenti Forever by Bulgari while flying for Milan Fashion Week.“Encircled with legend, the seductive serpent is wound tight with the history of humanity. Dating back to ancient Greek and Roman mythology, it is a symbol representing wisdom, vitality and the circle of life. In the 20th century, Bulgari has given new life to this symbol through new interpretations of its design and materials, adopting it as one of the milestones of its style. Since 2011, the snake has become the key feature of a daring, hypnotic and colorful line of bags and accessories, wherein the finely color enameled serpent heads serve as jewel closures. Fine materials, innovative finishing, and captivating seasonal animations distinguish this iconic Bulgari line,” says the official release.Flap cover bag Serpenti Forever comes in silver and antique bronze striped brushed metallic calf leather and black calf leather, brass light gold plated snake head closure in shiny black and white enamel, with eyes in black onyx, as per the release.“Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai has released thirteen studio albums, seven live albums, seven greatest hits albums, four remix albums, three video albums, and one cover album. In 1999, Tsai signed a recording deal with Universal Music Taiwan. The first release under the label was her debut album, ‘1019 ‘(1999). It sold more than 400,000 copies in Taiwan alone. She followed the album with the sophomore release ‘Don’t Stop’ (2000). The album has sold more than 450,000 copies in Taiwan alone, becoming her best selling album in Taiwan. “Show Your Love” was released as her third studio album in 2000 and sold over 260,000 copies in Taiwan alone. Tsai’s fourth studio album “Lucky Number” (2001), sold more than 150,000 copies in Taiwan alone. Her remaining contract with Universal ended with her first greatest hits album, “Together” (2001), and her first remix album “Dance Collection” (2002).Bulgari S.p.A is an Italian luxury brand known for its jewelry, watches, fragrances, accessories and leather goods. While the majority of design, production and marketing is overseen and executed by Bvlgari, the company does, at times, partner with other entities.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the pop diva and her bag http://www.blouinartinfo.com Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Art & Antique AuctionWhere: Empire Auction House, Inc., 166 Lincoln St, Boston, MA 02111, USAWhen: September 24Top lots of the sale:- 14 - 16th Century, A Guanyin Design Gilt Bronze Figure, with floral mark on the bottom. Dimension height 50cm; width 30cm; weight 17.4 kg. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000- A Yama Buddha Design Gilt Bronze Figure. With «DaMingYongLeNianShi» mark on the body. Dimension: Height 32.5 cm; width 22.5 cm; weight 6.15 kg. Estimate: $ 28,000 - $ 35,000- A Set of Hetian Jade Guanyin Statue Ornaments. Dimension: 23 x 9 x 5.3 cm / 22 x 7.5 x 4.0 cm; total weight 2002 g. Estimate: $ 22,500 - $ 28,000- Xubeihong. Ink on paper, mounted for framing. Dimension: 56 x 80 cm. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 25,000- Xubeihong. Ink on paper, mounted for framing. Dimension: 47 x 95 cm. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 25,000- 17-19th Century, a Gilt Bronze Buddha Design Figure, Sakyamuni is the founder of Buddhism. Dimension: 47 x 13 x 11.5 cm. Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 25,000- 17 - 19th Century, a Pomegranate Pattern Double-Ear. The ears are decorated with dragon design. Dimension: height 19 cm; max length 10 cm; thickness 3cm; total weight 567.8 g. Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 25,000- A Pair of Hetian Jade Square Gu Goblets. With elephant design ears. Dimension: height 17.8 cm; max diameter 7.2 cm; calibre 7.3 cm; weight 1770 g. Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 25,000- Dongshouping. Ink on paper, hanging scroll. Dimension: 65 x 65 cm. Estimate: $ 18,000 - $ 25,000- Zhangdaqian. Ink on paper, mounted for framing. Dimension: 46 x 135 cm. Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 25,000- 17 - 19th Century, A Dragon Pattern Cloisonne Furnace, with «DongTianFuDi» mark on the bottom. The body is decorated with floral pattern and beast design. Dimension: calibre 24 x 19.5 cm; max diameter 30 x 25.5 cm. Estimate: $ 13,000 - $ 18,000- 17 - 19th Century, a Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure, Qing. The body is decorated with buddha design. Dimension total height 37 cm; bottom 28 x 11 cm; buddha statue 28 cm; small buddha height 16 cm. Estimate: $ 13,000 - $ 18,000- 17-19th Century, a Words Pattern Hetian Jade. The body is decorated with «Fu» and «Shou» marks. The handle is decorated with floral pattern. Dimension: height 38 cm; length 12 cm; weight 3.2 kg. Estimate: $ 13,000 - $ 18,000- 7-9th Century, a Pair of Gilt Silver Vase Design. The body is decorated with dragon & phoenix pattern. Dimension height 20cm; mouth diameter 5 cmi¼›bottom diameter 6 cm; weight 1064g. Estimate: $ 13,000 - $ 18,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Certified JewelryWhere: Westbury Auction Galleries, 631 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90014, USAWhen: September 24Top lots of the sale:- An 18K Gold 26.43ct Emerald & 2.96ctw Diamond Ring. Specification: Gold Content: Solid 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 9.74 grams, Size: 7.5, Country Made: U.S.A. Main Gemstone: Natural Emerald, Shape: Oval cut, Quantity: 1 count, Carat Weight: 26.43ctw, Color Grade: Intense Green, Clarity: Type 2, Cut Grade: Very Good. Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Marquise cut/ Round Brilliant-cut, Carat Weight: 2.96ctw, Clarity Grade: VS2 - SI1, Color Grade: E _ F, Hardness: 10. Estimate $163,544 - $327,088- A 14K White Gold 6.15ct Diamond Earrings. Gold Content: 14K White Gold, Weight of Item: 2.00 grams, Main Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-cut, Quantity: 2 counts, Carat Weight: 6.15ct, Clarity Grade: SI3 - I1, Color Grade: I, Hardness: 10. Estimate $142,200 - $284,400- An 18K Gold 21.41ct Sapphire & 5.93ctw Diamond Ring. Specification: Gold Content: Solid 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 10.90 grams, Size: 7.75, Country Made: U.S.A. Main Gemstone: Natural Sapphire, Shape: Oval, Quantity: 1 count, Carat Weight: 21.41ct, Color Grade: Blue, Clarity: Type 2, Cut Grade: Very Good, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Baguette cut/ Round Brilliant-cut, Quantity: 160 counts, Carat Weight: 5.93ctw, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $89,500 - $174,000- An 18K Gold 57.83ct Emerald & 8.02ctw Diamond Bracelet. Specification: Gold Content: Solid 18K White Gold/ 18K Yellow Gold, Weight of Item: 72.80 grams, Size: 7 inches, Country Made: U.S.A. Main Gemstone: Natural Emerald, Shape: Pear cut, Carat Weight: 57.83ctw, Color Grade: Intense Green, Clarity: Type 3, Cut Grade: Very Good, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-cut, Carat Weight: 8.02ctw, Clarity Grade: VS2 - SI1, Color Grade: E _ F, Hardness: 10. Estimate $66,316 - $132,632- An 18K Gold 6.62ct Emerald & 1.81ctw Diamond Ring. Specification: Gold Content: 18k Yellow Gold, Weight of Item: 11.8grams, Country Made: USA. Ring Size: 7.25, Main Gemstone: Natural Zambian Emerald, Shape: Emerald Cut, Carat Weight: 6.82ct, Clarity Grade: Type 2, Color: Green, Cut Grade: Very Good. Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-Cut, Carat Weight: 1.80ctw, Clarity Grade: VSI - VS2, Color Grade: E-F, Hardness: 10. Estimate $63,000 - $126,000- An 18K Gold 4.92ctw Diamond Ring. Specification: Gold Content: 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 14.85 grams, Country Made: U.S.A. Size: 7.5 inches, Main Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant cut, Quantity: 1 count, Carat Weight: 2.00ct, Clarity Grade: SI2, Color Grade: F, Hardness: 10, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Baguette & Round Brilliant cut, Quantity: 316 counts, Carat Weight: 2.92ctw, Clarity Grade: SI1 a€“ SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $50,400 - $100,800- An 18K Gold 21.50ct Tanzanite & 3.93ctw Diamond Ring. Specification:Gold Content: Solid 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 13.62 grams, Size: 7.5, Country Made: U.S.A. Main Gemstone: Natural Tanzanite, Shape: Emerald-cut, Quantity: 1 counts, Total Carat Weight: 21.50ct, Color: Violetish Blue, Clarity: Type 2, Cut Grade: Very Good. Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-cut, Quantity: 188 counts, Total Carat Weight: 3.93ctw, Clarity Grade: SI1 a€“ SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $47,298 - $94,596For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Chinese Antique, Paintings & Estate AuctionWhere: International Auction Gallery, 1645 Sinclair St, Anaheim, CA 92806, USAWhen: September 24Top lots of the sale:- An important oil on heavy stock paper by Diego Rivera. This is a mural study painting of the Detroit Industry Mural, done in 1932, signed by Diego Rivera., with paper work by Alberto Misrachi. Also included an image of the actual Detroit Mural featuring the part of the studying, , 23.7«x19.8». Estimate $ 25,000 - $ 45,000- A 14K W/G diamond ring. Center a gem quality brilliant cut diamond wt. 3.51ct (actual weight) in VS/VVS, K quality, accented by 12 gem quality baguette and 6 gem quality square cut diamonds, total small diamonds approx. 1.0ct, size 6.5. Estimate $ 20,000 - $ 30,000- An important platinum and diamond bracelet (7«L). Set with 21 brilliant cut diamonds, each diamond wt. approx. 0.50ct, tdw approx. 10ct, wt. 42.5 gm. Estimate $ 8,000 - $ 12,000- A highly important antique Tibetan large gilt bronze sculpture of seated Buddha. 17.25» H. Estimate $ 7,000 - $ 14,000- Magnificent Chinese 18th/19th century heavy rosewood (紅酸枝) canopy bed with beautiful relief carvings, (one lower crossbar on the back missing. Due to the age of the bed, it need to be re-tightened on all the joint before it can be used), 93.75 «H x 88» x 62«. Estimate $ 7,000 - $ 14,000- A magnificent Russian antique 84 silver sculpture depicting a boat with soldiers sitting beside it, signed by artist, wt. 3620 grams, 17» H. Estimate $ 7,000 - $ 12,000- An 18K W/G diamond ring. Center diamond wt. 1.68ct (internal flawless, L), size 6, see GIA certificate. Estimate $ 6,000 - $ 9,000- A highly important Chinese large possible Ming dynasty blue and white porcelain charger painted with birds and fruit motif at center, 4.5« H x 23.6» dia. Estimate $ 5,000 - $ 15,000- Pair important Chinese 17th/18th century wucai porcelain covered jar painted with children playing scene, 24« H x 15» dia each. Estimate $ 4,000 - $ 9,000- A highly important oil on canvas painting depicting portrait of nobleman, attributed to Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594), 34.25« x 26.5». Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 9,000- An important 19th century bronze sculpture «Salome» (32.5 «H) on marble top pedestal (36.25» H x 16« dia) by French artist Charles Octave Levy (1820 - 1899). Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 7,000- A beautiful 19th century oil on canvas painting »fresh posies« by Dutch artist Bernard Johannes Blommers (1845 - 1914), minor repair, 15.9» x 25.2". Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 7,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
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