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The former foreign minister of Ecuador will be placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list, after fleeing the country for fear of prosecution, as the government of Lenin Moreno continues to crack down on Julian Assange’s supporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Wednesday evening that he would not join the Democratic presidential primary, explaining that he feels duty-bound to help flip his state’s closely divided—but Republican-held—legislature this fall. McAuliffe noted that Virginia has «had a lot of problems» since February, when twin scandals engulfed Gov. Ralph Northam and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Ordinarily, a party's top statewide officials would be busy raising money to support their legislative candidates, but as this infographic vividly shows, Northam and Fairfax have been rendered impotent pariahs. Northam in fact has only raised $2,500 since his blackface debacle unfolded, something McAuliffe specifically cited in an interview with the New York Times. McAuliffe is also setting an example other presidential hopefuls (would-be and actual) should follow. This week, Beto O’Rourke campaigned in Virginia on behalf of Democrats running for the legislature, saying, «We want to do everything we can to help you by bringing attention and focus, within the commonwealth and from without, on the importance of these next elections.» But it’s not just Virginia: Democrats need to focus on down-ballot elections everywhere. That includes the Senate, the House, state legislatures, and state supreme courts, too. Even if we beat Donald Trump in the race for the White House, we can only roll back the plague of Trumpism by winning power at every other level, too. Terry McAuliffe grasps that, and so should every other leader in the Democratic Party.
Zoya Teirstein at Grist writes—Here’s where all the official Democratic presidential candidates stand on climate: So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring. In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands on any issue, including climate change — a topic that was conspicuously absent in the 2016 election but appears will be front and center this time around. Luckily, The New York Times sent around a survey to each of the 18 declared Democratic candidates and got them all on the record about everything from a carbon tax to nuclear energy to renewables. There are a few things that all of the candidates seem to agree on: The U.S. should stay in the Paris climate accord, reinstate President Obama’s climate legacy (which has suffered under Trump’s deregulation push), and invest in renewable energy. Some candidates said they would go even further in one or more of those issue areas, by adding their own flourishes to Obama’s Clean Power Plan or promising to work with the global community to strengthen the Paris pact. Taking a look at where the candidates diverge yields a much more interesting analysis. Though there are many small distinctions between the 18 presidential hopefuls on climate policy, there are two issues where there is meaningful daylight between candidates. A carbon tax [...] Nuclear energy [...] Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES QUOTATION “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.” ~~Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 (1973) TWEET OF THE DAY xWatching Trump go through his self care routine of watching Fox tell him itÃ¢ÂÂs ok itÃ¢ÂÂs all ok itÃ¢ÂÂs fine just fine is creepy and gross. Just take a bubble bath like a normal person, you freak.— Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) April 18, 2019 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2004—$4.5 Billion For Mercenaries In Iraq: The New York Times has an extensive report on the scope, costs and problems of the military's use of mercenaries in Iraq. With every week of insurgency in a war zone with no front, these companies are becoming more deeply enmeshed in combat, in some cases all but obliterating distinctions between professional troops and private commandos. Company executives see a clear boundary between their defensive roles as protectors and the offensive operations of the military. But more and more, they give the appearance of private, for-profit militias—by several estimates, a force of roughly 20,000 on top of an American military presence of 130,000... The price of this partnership is soaring. By some recent government estimates, security costs could claim up to 25 percent of the $18 billion budgeted for reconstruction, a huge and mostly unanticipated expense that could delay or force the cancellation of billions of dollars worth of projects to rebuild schools, water treatment plants, electric lines and oil refineries... The authority initially estimated that security costs would eat up about 10 percent of the $18 billion in reconstruction money approved by Congress, said Capt. Bruce A. Cole of the Navy, a spokesman for the authority's program management office. But after months of sabotage and insurgency, some officials now say a much higher percentage will go to security companies that unblushingly charge $500 to $1,500 a day for their most skilled operators... On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: Come on. What do you think it's about today? OK, well, Greg Dworkin did also have some polls. And some interesting analysis of the real «Kavanaugh effect,» (the opposite of what pundits and consultants said it would be). But then Armando came on, and well... x Embedded Content RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE
The Philadelphia Flyers’ famed orange mascot Gritty has stolen the show on Thursday by ‘proposing’ to Alain Vigneault, the newly-hired coach of the NHL team. Read Full Article at RT.com
The political Left increasingly dominates US intelligence agencies and that “bias may have crept into CIA analyses,” a former analyst in the agency claims, calling out former colleagues for their increasingly illiberal liberalism. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Last year at our TC Sessions: Robotics conference, Boston Dynamics announced that SpotMini will be its first commercially available product. A revamped version of the product would use the company’s decades of quadrupedal robotics learnings as a basis for a robot designed to patrol office spaces. At today’s event, founder and CEO Marc Raibert took […]
Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the county was targeted by the Russian intelligence service, known as the GRU. The hackers […]
What: Space Exploration Signature AuctionWhere: Heritage Auctions Design District Showroom; 101 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 900, New York, NY 10013, United StatesWhen: April 17; 10.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:—LOT 0074: Title: “Large one of a kind unique Baltic amber scorpion sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 1520.06. Luxury item. Immaculate amber sculpture piece. Large size. Great detail. Estimate 38,000 USD - 46,000 USD—LOT 0052: Title: “Medium-sized one of a kind unique Baltic amber scorpion sculpture.” Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 423.69. Estimate 11,000 USD – 13,000 USD—LOT 0055: Title: “Unique gecko amber sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 316.2. Estimate 6,000 USD – 7,000 USD—LOT 0064: Title: “Unique amber Eagle sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 149.2. Estimate 4,000 USD – 5,000 USD—LOT 0045: Title: “Unique amber Frog sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 190.97. Estimate 4,000 USD – 5,000 USD—LOT 0009: Title: “Unique amber Fish sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 285 Estimate 3,500 USD - 4,000 USD—LOT 0030: Title: “Unique amber Squirrel sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 444.41. Estimate 3,500 USD - 4,000 USD—LOT 0013: Title: “Unique amber Buddha sculpture”. Materials: Caribbean Amber. Weight in grams: 257.31. Estimate 3,000 USD - 3,500 USD—LOT 0035: Title: “Unique amber Snake sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 166.92. Estimate 3,000 USD - 3,500 USD—LOT 0025: Title: “Unique amber Gecko sculpture”. Materials: Amber. Weight in grams: 138.57. Estimate 2,500 USD - 3,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Fine Art, Silverware, Antiques - Session 2Where: Champagne Auctions; 2400 Saint-Catherine Est, Montreal, H2K 2J6, CanadaWhen: April 17; 11.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:—LOT 0598: Heart Shaped 18K White Gold Pendant with Diamonds. One ladies pendant in white 18 karat gold (stamped), 36 x 44 mm heart shaped, polished and rhodium finish. Total weight of 15.7 grams. The pendant is set with approximately 300 round brilliant cut diamonds with an average weight of 0.015 to 0.04 carat each for a total weight of 12.53 carat. Measuring 1.50 to 2.10 mm. «VS-SI» clarity with a «F-G and opaque black diamonds» colour and a very good cut quality. Estimate: CA$ 22,500 - CA$ 28,250 (16,873 USD – 21,185 USD)—LOT 0601: Wedding Ring Set 18k White and Pink Gold. Set of Two 18k White and Pink Gold Creation Thibaudeau Ladies Rings with Diamonds. Set of two ladies rings. One ring in white 18 karat gold (stamped), Trinite collection MODPLT 3835MP by Creation Thibaudeau.Total weight of 8.50 grams.The ring is set with one round brilliant cut diamond with an weight of 1.00 carat, 6.30 mm diameter and 3.88 depth. Purity SI 2, K colour, good cut quality. Two natural round brilliant cut diamonds, 4.10 mm diameter with a weight of 0.25 and 0.27 each for a total weight of 0.52 carat. Purity SI 2, I-J colour. Purity VS and G-H color. Estimate: CA$ 16,000 - CA$ 20,215 (11,998 USD – 15,159 USD)—LOT 0602: Rectangular 14K White Gold Pendant with Aquamarine. One pendant in white 14 karat gold, rhodium and polished finishTotal weight of 11.40 grams.The pendant is set with natural rectangular aquamarine. Measuring 20.41 x 16.33 x 10.53 mm for a weight of 25.36 carats. Loupe 10x clean, pale blue with green colour (bB 2/4 GIA Gem set), very good symmetry. Estimate: CA$ 13,500 - CA$ 16,970 (10,124 USD – 12,673 USD)—LOT 0599: Cross Style 14K White Gold Pendant with Diamonds. One pendant in white 14 karat gold (by acid test), cross style, polished and rhodium finish. Total weight of 30.50 grams.The pendant is set with 482 «Princess» with laser cut girdle for invisible setting, cut diamonds with an average weight of 0.01 to 0.02 carat each for total of 5.50 carats. Measuring 0.90 to 1.30 mm. «SI-I1» clarity and «G-H-I» colour, medium cut quality. Estimate: CA$ 13,500 - CA$ 16,900 (10,124 USD – 12,673 USD)—LOT 0593: Cartier Fantasy 18K Yellow and White Gold Men's Ring. Diamonds and Smokey QuartzOne Cartier men's ring in yellow and white 18 karat gold (stamped), fantasy style decorated with onyx and sapphires.Total weight of 12.30 grams.The ring is set with 60 round brilliant cut diamonds, average weight of 0.005 carat each for a total of 0.30 carat. Measuring 0.70mm with a clarity «VS» and a colour «F-G» with a very good quality cut1 smokey quartz, oval facetted cut with a weight of 5.00 carats. Measuring 12.00 x 10.00mm sides and 6.70mm depth. Estimate: CA$ 8,000 - CA$ 10,000 (5,999 USD – 7,499 USD)—LOT 0588: 18K Rose Gold Ladies Ring with 1.5 Rose Cust Diamond. Total weight of 10.7 grams.The ring is set with 1 cushion rose cut diamond with a weight of 1.5 carats. Measurements are 11.56mm x 9.52mm with a depth of 2.98mm with a clarity “I2-I3” and a colour “fancy brown intense” with a good quality cut.Set with 76 round brilliant cut diamonds with an average weight of 0.005 to 0.04 carats each for a total of 1.0 carats. Estimate: CA$ 7,400 - CA$ 9,200 (5,549 USD – 6,899 USD)—LOT 0584: Fantasy Style 14K White Gold & Brilliant Diamond Pendant. Rolox style chaine 22’’ long rhodium plated polish finish. Total weight of 16 grams. The pendant is set with 256 round brilliant cut diamonds with an average weight of 0.0075g and 0.01 carats each for a total of 2.50 carats. Estimate: CA$ 6,600 - CA$ 8,370 (4,949 USD – 6,276 USD)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital. Ai has lived under ...
What: Estate Jewelry & CollectiblesWhere: Kodner Galleries Inc., 45 South Federal Highway, Dania Beach, FL 33004, United StatesWhen: April 17; 10.00 PM GMTTop lots of the sale:— Lot 0052: “Very Fine Art Deco Approx. 28.0 Carat TW Graduated Baguette Cut Diamond and Platinum Bracelet.” Diamonds D-F color, VVS-VS clarity. Measures 7« L, 1/4» W. Approx weight: 38.2 grams. Condition: Very good condition. Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD— Lot 0112: “AGL Certified 11.01 Carat Oval Cabochon Burma Ruby, Approx. 4.0 Carat Baguette and Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and 14 Karat White Gold Ring.” Diamonds E-F color, VS clarity. Stamped 14K 585. Ring size 8. Approx. weight: 13.6 grams. Copy of AGL report 1091635 dated 4/18/2018 to accompany this lot. Condition: Very good condition. Estimate: 20,000 USD – 30,000 USD— Lot 0021: Jean Dufy, French (1888 - 1964): Gouache «Bouquet de Tulipes». Signed and dated 1925 lower right. Provenance: Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris, gallery tag to verso. Beautiful framed and under glass. Measures 20« x 16», frame measures 29-1/4« x 25-1/4». Estimate: 20,000 USD – 25,000 USD— Lot 0022: Jean Dufy, French (1888 - 1964): Ink Drawing «Venice». Stamped signature. Gallery label en verso from Galerie Jacques Bailly, Paris. Framed nicely, under glass. Measures 29-1/2« x 40», frame measures 35« x 45-1/2». Estimate: 20,000 USD – 25,000 USD— Lot 0088: “Vintage 13.0 Carat TW Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and Platinum Line Bracelet.” Diamonds D-E color, VS1-SI1 clarity. Stamped Plat. Measures 6-1/2« L, 3/16» W. Approx. weight: 27.9 grams. Estimate: 20,000 USD – 25,000 USD— Lot 0111: “GAL Certified Vintage Approx. 38.0 Carat Emerald Cut Indicolite Tourmaline, 1.0 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and 18 Karat Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch.” Tourmaline with vivid bluish green color. Measures 1-3/8« x 1-1/8». Approx. weight: 29.4 grams. Estimate: 12,000 USD - 15,000 USD— Lot 0039: “Cartier style Approx. 13.0 Carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamond and 18 Karat White Gold Flower Ring.” Diamonds D-E color, VS clarity. Stamped 18K. Ring size 7. Approx. weight: 26.5 grams. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 12,000 USD— Lot 0084: “Vintage Approx. 4.89 Carat TW Diamond and Platinum Pendant Earrings Set with a .89 carat triangular shape diamond.” G color, SI1 clarity and a .79 carat triangular shape diamond F color, SI2 clarity. Further accented with 3.21 carats TW triangular and old European cut diamonds. Measure 1-1/2« L, 9/16» W. Approx. weight: 9.2 grams. Estimate: 9,000 USD - 12,000 USD— Lot 0053: “Art Deco Approx. 10.0 Carat TW Old European Cut Diamond, 9.0 Carat Colombian Emerald and Platinum Brooch.” Emeralds with vivid color. Measures 1-7/8« H, 2-1/4» W. Approx. weight: 33.5 grams. Estimate: 8,000 USD - 10,000 USDFor details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Vintage to Modern Designer WatchesWhere: Jasper52; 101 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 900, New York, NY 10013, United StatesWhen: April 17; 01.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:—LOT 0067: “Mens Rolex 18K Yellow Gold Daytona Leopard Diamond.” Brand Rolex; Model Name: Daytona; Model No. 116518; Gender: Mens; Case Diameter: 40mm; Box: Yes. Paper: No. Estimate: 34,000 USD - 41,000 USD—LOT 0073: “Rolex Datejust II 116333 chdo 18K Yellow Steel.” Title: Rolex Datejust II 116333 chdo 18K Yellow Steel Automatic Men's Watch. Brand: Rolex; Model: Datejust II; Movement: Automatic Self Wind; Case Metal: Stainless Steel; Case Size: 41mm; Diamonds/Gemstones (if any): Date, Diamonds; Dial: Champagne. Estimate: 16,000 USD - 19,000 USD—LOT 0009: “Cartier Yellow Gold Ballon Bleu Automatic Watch” 44mm XL. Watch-statement - Ballon Bleu de Cartier. 44 mm, mechanical movement with automatic winding, chronograph. Model number 3106. Serial number 89345PX. Extra large size. The case is made of 18 karat yellow gold, fluted crown set with a blue sapphire cabochon, lacquered silvered guilloche dial with sunray effect, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, alligator-skin strap with double adjustable 18 karat yellow gold folding buckle, calendar aperture at 9 o'clock, transparent case back with sapphire crystal. Case dimensions: 46.8 mm x 47.1 mm, thickness: 14.8 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters/100 feet. Cartier maker's mark, hallmarks for 18 karat gold, stamped model and serial numbers, movement type, water resistance. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 18,000 USD—LOT 0044: “Mens Rolex 18K Gold Day-Date President Silver Diamond.” Brand; Rolex Model Name; Day-Date; Model No.18038; Gender: Mens. Case Diameter: 36mm; Box: No. Papers: No. Preowned – Super Excellent Condition. Crystal Type. Sapphire Crystal. Max Wrist Size 7 1/2? Wrist. Watch Features Movement. Rolex officially certified chronometer self-winding automatic movement with Quickset Date function. Dial. Rolex Silver dial has been professionally refinished with 10 custom added genuine diamonds; 8 round brilliant and 2 baguette diamonds. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 18,000 USD—LOT 0075: “Rolex Submariner” 116613LN Black on Black Steel Yellow. Title: Rolex Submariner 116613LN Black on Black Steel Yellow Gold Automatic Mens Watch; Brand: Rolex; Model: Submariner; Movement: Automatic Self Wind; Case Metal: Stainless Steel; Case Size: 40mm; Diamonds/Gemstones (if any): Date; Dial: Black. Estimate: 15,000 USD - 18,000 USD—LOT 0078: “Rolex Datejust II 116333 Chio Steel 18K Yellow Gold.” Title: Rolex Datejust II 116333 CHIO Steel 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Mens Watch; Brand: Rolex; Model: Datejust II; Movement: Automatic Self Wind; Case Metal: Stainless Steel; Case Size: 41mm; Diamonds/Gemstones (if any): Date; Dial: Champagne. Estimate: 13,000 USD - 16,000 USD—LOT 0074: “Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Steel & 18K Yellow Gold.” Title: Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN Steel & 18K Yellow Gold Automatic Men's Watch. Brand: Rolex; Model: GMT-Master II; Movement: Automatic Self Wind; Case Metal: Stainless Steel; Case Size: 40mm; Diamonds/Gemstones (if any): Date, Dual Time; Dial: Black. Estimate: 13,000 USD - 16,000 USDFor 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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The disrespect from Ben Simmons to Jared Dudley was real on Thursday night. Dudley was called for fouling JJ Redick on a three-point shot attempt in the corner late in the third quarter of Game 3 between the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. Dudley was in disbelief over the call and trying to protest it by complaining to an official. Simmons gave Dudley a funny glare and could be seen laughing at him. Why would Simmons take enjoyment in Dudley’s frustration? During some of the trash talk back-and-forth between the teams, Dudley called Simmons “average” as a player in the halfcourt. Watching Dudley get frustrated in a game where his 76ers were winning big over the Nets probably was pure joy for Simmons.