A man has been arrested for manslaughter related to the January plane crash which resulted in the death of newly-signed Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot Dave Ibbotson. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ever since Donald Trump put the U.S. presidency up for sale last week, a fierce impeachment debate among Democrats has begun anew. Support for beginning an impeachment inquiry is growing in the House Democratic caucus just as it is growing within the electorate. On Monday, freshman California Rep. Katie Porter nudged the caucus to just shy of 70 members in support of initiating proceedings, saying that she had not reached her decision easily. «I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president,» Porter said in a video statement, ticking through a list of constituent priorities she still hoped to accomplish. «But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution.» Porter, who in 2018 unseated a two-term GOP congresswoman in conservative Orange County, is exactly the type of newly elected Democrat that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supposedly trying to insulate by serving as a human bulwark against impeachment. Porter’s bare-bones but thoughtful video laying out the reasoning behind her decision won't garner any awards for production quality, and yet it had racked up nearly 1.5 million views within in its first 24 hours online. Porter pushed the conversation forward by delivering a clear explanation for why beginning an impeachment inquiry into Trump was a necessary step toward safeguarding the integrity of our democracy. For her, it was a duty she could no longer ignore. The Democratic voters who remain most acutely opposed to initiating impeachment proceedings usually make one of two arguments: 1) duty aside, impeaching Donald Trump is useless since the GOP-led Senate will never convict and therefore Trump will remain in office; 2) impeaching Trump is a political trap that will backfire in 2020. Neither of those arguments is inherently true and, in fact, they are inextricably linked. Indeed, failing to make the depth and breadth of Trump's malfeasance crystal-clear to the American people through a concerted and targeted impeachment inquiry will hamstring Democrats' electoral chances in 2020. But the main fallacy of this argument is the notion that conducting an impeachment investigation is entirely useless if it doesn't end in a Senate conviction. Critics of impeachment routinely argue that those pushing for impeachment are simply indulging in pure "fantasy” because Republicans will immediately kill the entire effort in the Senate. But the emphasis on a successful Senate conviction misses the point of launching impeachment proceedings entirely. The impeachment process is exactly that—a process. It's an opportunity for Democrats to alert the American public that, Hey, something important is going on here and we all need to pay attention to it. It's a chance to educate voters and highlight Trump's moral and intellectual unfitness for the office that has been entrusted to him. That way, if House Democrats vote to impeach and Senate Republicans back Trump, voters will be armed with the information they need to finish the job themselves next year.
Borish Johnson has topped the ballot in a third round of voting for the Tory leadership, with international development secretary Rory Stewart eliminated from the race after receiving just 27 votes from fellow MPs. Read Full Article at RT.com
Indian-American actress Priyanka Chopra caused a furore on social media after she was spotted sporting khaki shorts, her outfit bearing a striking resemblance to that favored by rightwing group Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Read Full Article at RT.com
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has agreed to review a version of the special counsel’s report that was first prepared by Attorney General William Barr in April. Until now, Democrats have refused to view this version because the offer came with too many restrictions. However, after reaching agreement with Barr on seeing more underlying evidence, Pelosi has decided she wants to see the somewhat less marked up report. And, as she goes to view the report, the speaker declared that she feels “no pressure” to begin an impeachment inquiry. Right now, there is a redacted version of the report from former special counsel Robert Mueller, there is an unredacted version that is only available to William Barr, Donald Trump, and maybe Sean Hannity, and there’s a “less redacted” version. In April, Barr offered up the version that he described as “minimally redacted” to Congress in an attempt to head off subpoenas, but Democrats—including Pelosi—rejected the offer because it came with enough strings to weave a rug. The report would only be for the viewing of a handful of representatives and senators in the leadership, they wouldn’t be allowed to take notes about what they saw, and all the differences between the version visible to the public and the version the leadership team was allowed to glimpse would remain strictly confidential. It was an offer that seemed more like taunting “we’ll let you have a peek, but you can’t say anything or do anything about it” than it did a legitimate attempt at finding a compromise on the issue. Barr’s offer was widely and soundly rejected as House committees continued the effort to secure the entire report. But as Politico reports, Pelosi has now decided she will view the previously prepared version of the report, even though the restrictions on its viewing remain in place. This comes after the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler reached an agreement with Barr to view some of the report’s underlying evidence in exchange for backing off criminal contempt action against the attorney general. Meanwhile, Pelosi says she feels “no pressure” to bring an impeachment, even as more Democrats announce their support for such an action.
UFC welterweight contender Ben Askren is impressed by Russian Slapping Champion Vasiliy 'The Dumpling' Kamotskiy's one-handed destruction of a watermelon in a recent video and has vowed to recreate it. Read Full Article at RT.com
Stranger Things, Orange is the New Black and Queer Eye return in July!
«I worry very much about monopolistic tendencies in many sectors of our economy, including high tech,» Sanders reportedly says.
Once again, the Porsche 911 is the top of the pops.
The Porsche 911 takes individual honors as the top overall model in the study.
The operational creditors have been successful in maintaining their ratio of payouts because of an eye on maintaining relationships by the successful bidders in resolutions processes, ratings agency Icra said.
The source also said NTPC bid for 160 MW in Rajasthan Tranche-II 750-MW solar tender, while Mahindra Susten showed interest for 200 MW.
Four-day work week. Open-plan offices. Work-life balance. Remote work. There are endless ways to set up your team and company for success. And there’s evidence for and against all of these scenarios.
NASA's X-59 QueSST experimental quiet supersonic aircraft will have a cockpit like no other — featuring a big 4K screen where you'd normally have a front window. Why? Because this is one weird-looking plane.
Startup founders need to decide how much salary is enough One of the great things about running your own startup is that you have the independence to make critical business decisions, but those decisions can get very complicated when you are the direct beneficiary. When it comes to ethics and optics, few early decisions are […]
YouTube has teamed up with Universal Music Group to remaster nearly a thousand classic music videos, the companies announced today, including those from from Billy Idol, Beastie Boys, Boyz II Men, George Strait, Janet Jackson, Kiss, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Maroon 5, Meat Loaf, No Doubt/Gwen Stefani, Smokey Robinson, The Killers, Tom Petty, […]
We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests.
Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research team has now solved the puzzle of the formation of these inclusions by simulating conditions of extreme heat and pressure in the laboratory.
Perhaps the biggest proof of all that Avengers: Endgame truly does represent the end of the decade-long Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it is that there was no post-credit scene at the […] The post ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Returns To Theaters With Extra Post-Credits Scene appeared first on Geek.com.
Wireless earbuds are all the rage. Most, however, are expensive to purchase while falling short on performance. But that’s not the case with the ARIA True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds from xFyro. These true […] The post These $250 Earbuds Are Only $99 Today appeared first on Geek.com.
Avengers: Endgame has smashed box office records as one of the top superhero movies of all time. Following the debut of the film, Avengers: Endgame director Anthony Russo spoke about what his favorite […] The post ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Reveals Top Marvel Fan Experience appeared first on Geek.com.
For years producer Adi Shankar has been the secret mastermind between dark fan film reimaginings of beloved pop culture characters. Venom, James Bond, the Power Rangers, and even Mr. Rogers all found themselves […] The post Watch: Dark ‘Pokemon’ Fan Film Is No ‘Detective Pikachu’ appeared first on Geek.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas/Fort Worth. Police ...
Traditional calligraphy styles get an update with Seb Lester‘s series of contemporary words and phrases pulled from popular memes and classic web acronyms. Words like “chill” are slowly hand drawn in colorful inks which slowly change their hue and increase in sparkle as they dry on the page. Lester studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins in London and now works in East Sussex as an artist and graphic designer. The calligrapher has amassed a large online following for his daily twists on the ancient form, which you can follow on Facebook and Instagram. More
Anaheim Ducks buy out contract of former NHL MVP Corey Perry after 14 seasons with franchise
Officials say a 1-year-old giraffe at the Dallas Zoo that was named after Cowboys tight end Jason Witten died during a medical exam
The Grizzlies and Jazz have reached an agreement on a trade that will send standout point guard Mike Conley to Utah, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link) and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Chris Herrington of The Daily Memphian provides the full details on those protections. The deal will be completed once the new league year begins in July for cap reasons, according to Wojnarowski and ESPN’s Bobby Marks (via Twitter). The Jazz will have to absorb Conley using their newly opened cap room but won’t have to waive Derrick Favors‘ non-guaranteed contract to make the deal work, Marks notes (via Twitter). It’s a huge acquisition for the Jazz, who will pair Conley with Donovan Mitchell in their backcourt, with Favors and Rudy Gobert up front and Joe Ingles providing floor spacing on the wing. Conley, 31, is coming off perhaps the best season of his NBA career, averaging a career-high 21.1 PPG to go along with 6.4 APG, 3.4 RPG, 1.3 SPG and a .438/.364/.845 shooting line. Utah reportedly tried to land C
As we near the NBA Draft on Thursday night, RJ Barrett appears to be the consensus third-best player in this draft. At Yardbarker, he’s not in our top five. We owe you an explanation. Below are three reasons why Barrett, a star at Duke, isn’t No. 3 to us. YB's in-depth prospect reports: No. 1: Zion Williamson | No. 2: Ja Morant | No. 3 Darius Garland | No. 4 De'Andre Hunter | No. 5 Jaxson Hayes More NBA Draft coverage RJ BARRETT AGE ON DRAFT NIGHT: 19 HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 202 | WINGSPAN: 6-10 2018-19 RAW NUMBERS (Totals per game) GP | MPG | PPG | RPG | BLK | AST | STL 38 35.3 22.6 7.6 0.4 4.3 0.9 His value is tricky to identify Barrett, Yardbarker's sixth-best NBA Draft prospect, is essentially a big point guard. That means his value as a prospect in the NBA should be derived by the things he can do with the ball in his hands. The problem with that is, Barrett is a long way from being a capable primary ballhandler. According to the database at Synergy Sports, which pro
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The International Boxing Association says it is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. AIBA chief executive Tom Virgets has told board members it will be insolvent if International Olympic Committee members derecognize the troubled body as ...