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The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced this morning. Roma and The Favourite lead the pack in nominations, with 10 each. The Best Picture category has eight nominees this time around, with Black Panther becoming the first film of the superhero genre to garner a nomination. Among the snubs being discussed are no nomination for Bradley Cooper for directing A Star Is Born. After considerable conservative whining prior to its release, Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man received no nominations in the major categories, and Emily Blunt did not get any recognition for either A Quiet Place or Marry Poppins Returns. These awards have not been without controversy. In previous years, the Oscars have been plagued with issues surrounding the diversity of the nominees, as well as the demographics of the voters for the Academy, which is about as white and old as the electorate for the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary. There is no announced host for next month’s ceremony, after previous homophobic tweets by comedian Kevin Hart forced his withdrawal. Then there was a public will-he-or-won’t-he return publicity blitz, which involved a controversial appearance on Ellen. Two of the films nominated for Best Picture have been the subject of online debates. Green Book has been beset by questions over accuracy, as well as past comments by co-writer Nick Vallelonga defending and supporting Donald Trump’s claim of Muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey after the September 11 attacks. Bohemian Rhapsody has faced similar criticisms over what really happened or what was invented for dramatic license, but has also engendered debates over how Freddie Mercury’s sexual orientation is depicted and questions about Bryan Singer’s involvement with the film. Even though Singer is still credited as Bohemian Rhapsody’s director, he was fired two weeks into filming and has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct. So which film is your favorite? Which will win? Which deserves to win in the following categories?
In the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration, the Washington Post decided to begin tallying the false and misleading statements made by the white supremacist in chief. According to the newspaper, it needed to do so “largely because we could not possibly keep up with the pace and volume of the president’s misstatements.” As of the two-year mark, according to the Post, Trump has made “8,158 false or misleading claims,” about everyone and everything. However, this isn’t simply the output of a consistently lying xenophobic fascist. This is the result of a powerful acceleration in the Trump administration’s proliferation of misinformation. Whereas Trump averaged around 5.9 false or “misleading” claims every day in 2017, the Washington Post says that he almost tripled that output in 2018, lying on average 16.5 times every 24 hours. The content of the bubble of poisoned reality enclosing Trump and those that believe the vomit that passes for his speech has a direct correlation to what he is trying to sell his adoring fanbase. Right now it’s a wall that will solve crime and job loss and the opioid epidemic, and maybe it will give your skin that glow it has lost with age? However, Trump’s proliferation of lies in his second year isn’t the result of the orange racist making up new and more varied lies. It has to do with a big boost in the repetition of his lies and false claims. “It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas in disguise.” That’s Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels’ opinion of repetition. Goebbels is a likely hero of Trump—and the Republican Party—at least if you believe The Donald’s first wife Ivana’s testimony concerning such things.
Devin Nunes … Devin Nunes … the name seems sort of familiar. As if he used to actually be someone. The former head of the House Intelligence Committee spent the last two years blocking every. single. subpoena for witnesses or documentation in the House version of the Trump-Russia investigation. He also drafted up “memos” intended to provide Trump with an absolutely ridiculous “no collusion” report available for reference in any given Twitter fit. But all that was pretty much a sideline of Nunes’ effort to simply derail the investigation—a project that is still underway. There was Nunes’ infamous leap from a moving Uber so that he could sneak into the White House and collaborate with a White House attorney and a Michael Flynn flunky on a completely made-up “unmasking scandal.” When that series of chest-pounding press conferences blew up in Nunes’ face, requiring him to get a ceremonial cleansing from Trey Gowdy and the GOP-controlled House Ethics Committee, Nunes put himself in a state of pretend-recusal. He would no longer lead public sessions about the Russia investigation, but behind the scenes he retained absolute control. While he was at it, the man who claimed to be so concerned about the “unmasking” of potential suspects thought nothing of revealing FBI field resources and methods, even when doing so put agents at risk and imperiled the ability of the FBI to conduct operations. Now, in the twilight of his career, Nunes has joined up with fellow war-on-the-FBI veteran Jim Jordan to reopen an investigation into whether the FBI was right to launch the Russia investigation in the first place. This is a continuation of the same investigation that Republicans announced last year as a joint effort between the Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee. An investigation that, despite the leadership of a team of Republican “all-stars” that included Nunes, Jordan, Gowdy, and Bob Goodlatte concluded that, grumble, the appointment of Robert Mueller was by the book, there was no evidence that he was acting in a prejudicial manner, and his final report “must be trusted." As Politico reports, Nunes and Jordan want to reopen this investigation, even though it was conducted and closed entirely under GOP control, so they can continue digging for ways to demean the FBI and distract from the results of the Russia investigation. But, well, it’s kind of sad: Unlike their Democratic counterparts, they will not have the authority to set up hearings, compel the attendance of witnesses, or use subpoenas to get their hands on relevant documents.
A shameful new image from the Trump era was recently added to the rogues’ gallery when a feral mob of white MAGA-hatted teenage boys from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, surrounded, jeered, and mocked peaceful Native American protester Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The student at the center of the controversy and the GOP public relations firm he hired have pushed back, insisting the whole spectacle was a big misunderstanding. And far too many journalists have embraced and amplified that spin, suggesting the episode may have been misconstrued. (It was not.) In trying to gaslight the public over the ugly encounter, the press has simply continued its troubling tradition of coddling Trump voters and supporters. The sad Lincoln Memorial spectacle certainly raised concerns about what's been a media hallmark of the Trump era: publishing puff pieces about his supporters and usually whitewashing the racism that fuels his base. The Trump voter journalism genre, featuring (white) locals from red counties inside red states assembled at local diners blindly extolling Trump's virtues (“I think he’s doing a great job”; «Hitting it out of the ballpark”), has become so bountiful, so predictable, and so never-ending that it's turned into something of a Twitter punch line. Yet lots of leading news outlets, especially the New York Times, remain utterly obsessed with detailing the deep love between Trump and his dead-end supporters. (Actual Times headline: »These Guys Really Like Trump.") These GOP-friendly profiles seem to be a way for the supposedly liberal media to signal to conservatives that it’s willing to present their best side—over and over and over. And yes, the entire Trump voter newsbeat was invented out of whole cloth. Early in President Barack Obama’s first term, newsrooms weren't fanning out to Atlanta and Chicago and Los Angeles to stock up on quotes from black voters who loved the new president. Back then, what Obama voters thought of the new president simply wasn’t considered to be newsworthy by the political press. Yet today, what Trump voters think of Trump has been deemed to be wildly important, and is covered relentlessly. But what's been almost universally missing from the nonstop deluge of Trump voter stories? A look into the dark crevices of Trump Nation, and an open acknowledgment that his base is often fueled by racism.
For weeks, the Treasury Department has been attempting to relax sanctions against companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. In making this change, the Trump White House has insisted that it had made big demands on Deripaska concerning ownership in those firms. However, as the details emerge, that turns out not to be the case. The New York TImes reports that the deal that Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have offered the Russians is much, much kinder to the oligarch than previously advertised. Far from having to divest himself of ownership of Russian aluminum giant Rusal, Deripaska gets to keep it. And far from losing money in the process, “The deal contains provisions that free him from hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.” Deripaska was Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s boss when Manafort was working for the Russians in Ukraine. Manafort also acted as a money launderer for Deripaska and seems to have ended up owing him several million dollars. In the middle of the Trump campaign, Manafort attempted to pay back some of his debt to Deripaska by sharing internal polling information — demonstrating the apparent value the Russians placed on this information. Manafort also offered to broker a private discussion between Trump and Deripaska. In fact, Manafort met with Deripaska’s representative, Konstantin Kilimnik, in the month just before he joined the Trump campaign, suggesting that his signing on to Team Trump might not have been his own idea. Sanctions against Rusal and other Deripaska-connected companies have been delayed multiple times. Mnuchin made a point of saying that the sanctions were not intended to “put Rusal out of business,” which is an extremely odd thing to say about a sanction put in place supposedly to punish Deripaska and his firm for “a range of malign activity around the globe.” That malign activity never really resulted in much against Rusal, and Trump’s representatives have been negotiating with Deripaska’s representatives for a way to simply walk away from the sanctions while claiming victory. Mnuchin has now sent a letter to Congress claiming that, through negotiation, Treasury had reached a deal that would “sever [Deripaska’s] control of these entities.” But instead, the restructuring agreement appears to leave the oligarch in charge, while mostly shuffling shares among his own companies. Critics of the deal pointed out that, after Treasury announced it, the share prices of Rusal and EN+ rose sharply, providing a boost to the portfolios of Mr. Deripaska, his family and VTB.
Canada's ambassador to the US tells the Globe and Mail about the upcoming request.
Currently, automobiles attract peak GST rate of 28 percent with additional cess ranging from 1 percent to 15 percent depending on length, engine size and type.
Employers consider job-hopping as a display of lack of loyalty.
«In the current fiscal, the automotive industry is expected to witness flat growth,» president of Nissan Motor India, Thomas Kuehl, said. In India, the company would follow the two-brand strategy of Datsun and Nissan, he said. «While Datsun will focus on the volume segment, Nissan on the premium end of the market,» he said at the launch of the SUV #39;Kicks#39; here.
Total income during the quarter stood at Rs 8,229.36 crore, up 28.40 per cent against Rs 6,408.95 in the corresponding quarter last year.
The S&P BSE Sensex fell 336 points to settle at 36,108 while NSE's Nifty50 index ended below 10,850 level at 10,831.50, down 91 points
The restoration included an investigation of mysterious brown spots on wall paintings inside King Tut's burial chamber.
One in every three dogs gets cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. OneHealth, a startup that just raised a $5 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Bio fund with participation from Lerer Hippeau and Y Combinator, aims to make it easier for humans to treat canine cancer, which is the number one disease killer […]
Steemit, an early blockchain startup that’s developing an alternative to Reddit, has a new chief less than two months after laying off most of its staff as part of cost-cutting measures. Celebrated as an early success story in the crypto world, the company shed 70 percent of its employees back in November on account of […]
LG has put out a gesture-heavy hint ahead of the annual unveiling of new smartphone hardware at the world’s biggest mobile confab, Mobile World Congress, which kicks off in a month’s time. The brief video teaser for its forthcoming MWC press event in Barcelona, which was shared today via LG’s social media channels, shows a […]
China’s Xiaomi has become the latest smartphone maker to tease a folding smartphone, dropping the below video clip of its president and co-founder, Bin Lin, fondling the device on social media today. The twist is the tablet does not have a single center parting but rather two folds that divide it into three panels, with […]
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union is warning countries running lucrative schemes granting passports and visas to rich foreigners to toughen checks on applicants amid concern they could be flouting security and tax laws. The EU Commission said in a report Wednesday that so-called golden passports and visas offered in ...
Netflix and spill: The popular streaming platform now lets users share the movies and TV shows they’re watching directly to Instagram Stories. This week’s iOS app update allows iPhone owners to shout from […] The post iPhone Owners Can Share Netflix Binges to Instagram Stories appeared first on Geek.com.
What: Antique and Estate AuctionWhere: Northgate Gallery, 1690 Mallory Lane, Hixson, TN, USWhen: Feb 2, 11:00 AM ESTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Ring» - 18K white gold ring with one center round brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.00 cts and four diamonds down each side. Estimated Price: $20,000 - $25,000- «Bookcase» - Queen Anne double bonnet top chinoiserie lacquered bureau bookcase with carved and gold gilt finials, good fitted interior and bun feet, c.1860. Estimated Price: $18,000 - $20,000- «Ring» - 18K white gold ring consisting of one emerald cut Colombian emerald weighing 13.06 cts and also 60 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.35 cts. Estimated Price: $18,000 - $19,000- «Ring» - 14K white gold engagement ring consisting of one round brilliant cut diamond weighing 2.00 cts and 33 sides round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.55 cts. Estimated Price: $18,000 - $19,000- «Ring» - Platinum engagement ring consisting of one emerald cut diamond weighing 1.58 cts and having two sides emerald cut diamonds weighing 0.75 cts. Estimated Price: $11,000 - $12,000- «Bracelet» - 18K yellow gold three row bracelet consisting of 144 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 10.00 cts. Estimated Price: $11,000 - $12,000- «Bracelet» - 18K white gold bracelet consisting of 492 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 8.00 cts. Size 7«. Estimated Price: $11,000 - $12,000- »Earring« - Pair of 18K white gold ornate earrings consisting of 181 baguette and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 7.75 cts. Estimated Price: $10,000 - $11,000- »Necklace« - Kurt Wayne, 18K yellow gold necklace consisting of 96 round brilliant cut and tapered baguette diamonds weighing 5.50 cts. Estimated Price: $10,000 - $11,000- »Ring« - Ladies 14K white gold ring consisting of one oval cut sapphire, approx. 3.50 cts and having two trillion cut diamonds on each side, approx. 0.66 cts. Estimated Price: $10,000 - $11,000- »Earring« - Pair of 14K white gold diamond stud earrings consisting of 2 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing a total of 2.05 cts. Estimated Price: $9,500 - $10,000- »18th century Dutch burl walnut grandfather clock« - Plume carved bonnet top, satinwood inlay and brass and silver dial, movement is signed Jan Henkels, Amsterdam. Measured at 20» wide, 13« deep, 105» high. Estimated Price: $8,500 - $9,500- «Ring» - 18K white gold ring consisting of one radiant cut fancy light yellow diamond weighing 1.01 cts and also containing 136 trillion cut and round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.57 cts. Estimated Price: $8,500 - $9,000For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: French Chateau 19th C. Furniture & European Fine ArtWhere: Potomack Company, 1120 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, USWhen: Feb 2, 11:15 AM ESTTop Lots of the Sale:- «Louis XVI Style Ormolu, Mahogany And Porcelain Mounted Table», By Paul Sormani, Late 19th Century - Inscribed on Drawer Plate P Sormani 10 Rue Charlot Paris, in the Manner of Adam Weisweiller. The rectangular ormolu molded three-quarter pierced galleried top inset «Servres» Porcelain plaque signed. Measured at h:32 w:27.50 d:17.50 in. Estimated Price: $70,000 - $100,000- «Pair Of Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Commodes», By Francois Linke, Mounts By Leon Message, Index #617, Circa 1900 - Both with a serpentine molded rectangular violet and ochre marble top above a bombe case fitted with two drawers mounted overall with finely cast pulls incorporating wings. Measured at h:34.50 w:38.25 d:19.50 in. Estimated Price: $70,000 - $100,000- «Louis XIV Style Ormolu and Brass Inlaid Side Cabinet», By Henry Dasson, Dated 1877, in the Manner of Andre-Charles Boulle - The shaped rectangular verdi antico marble top above a deep cove molding and a conforming case applied with finely cast corner mounts and paneling. Measured at h:51.50 w:69.25 d:27.50 in. Estimated Price: $70,000 - $90,000- «Louis XVI Style Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Regulator Clock», By Francois Linke, Index #852« - The Dial Signed Berthoild a Paris, Circa 1900, After A Model By Jean-Henri Riesener. The circular enameled dial with Roman and Arabic numerals signed Berthoild in a conforming case encompassed by billowing ormolu. Measured at h:87 w:19 d:11.75 in. Estimated Price: $70,000 - $90,000- »Ready to go Boating« - George Dunlop Leslie (British, 1835-1921); Oil on canvas, mounted on board, framed. Measured at 16 x 20 in. Estimated Price: $30,000 - $60,000- »Louis XV Style Ormolu 'Double-Face' Clock«, By Raingo Freres, Late 19th Century - The central enameled dial with Roman numerals and signed Raingo Freres A Paris opposed by a similar unsigned dial in a shaped arched case decorated with shells Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000- »Napoleon Iii Ormolu And Silvered Bronze Cut-Glass Centerpiece«, Third Quarter 19th Century - The central leaf-tip cast cut-glass trumpet vase above a cut-glass under tier over a baluster form support with three putti above circular pierced galleried under tier. Measured at w:27.25 in. Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000- »Pastorale«, 1861 - Eugene Verboeckhoven (Belgian, 1799-1881); Oil on panel. Framed; lower right signed and dated: Eugene Verboeckhoven/ft. 1861. Measured at 27 1/2 x 34 in. Estimated Price: $15,000 - $30,000- »Walking The Horses" - John Frederick Herring (British, 1795-1865); Oil on canvas. Framed; lower center signed: J.F. Herring. Measured at 15 x 19 3/4 in. Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000For details, visit: https://www.invaluable.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Fecal microbiota transplants (FMTs), though increasingly popular for curing diarrheal infections, are not exactly versatile. Trials for other conditions, as the University of Auckland put it, “have hit a bum note.” New research, […] The post Super Poopers’ Fecal Matter Could Help Save Lives appeared first on Geek.com.
Diageo is one of the 230 companies included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality, reports the Diageo website.“This year’s overall score demonstrates our continued strong performance on representation of women within our business, our policies to promote gender equality among our employees as well as our wider initiatives to ensure women are empowered throughout our supply chain and beyond,” says the website.Commenting on the news, Mairead Nayager, Chief Human Resources Officer of Diageo said: “We firmly believe that inclusive and diverse businesses perform better. To date we’ve made strong strides to promote gender balance within our business where currently 40% of our Executive Committee are women and we have targets for our global senior leadership team to be 40% female by 2025. We also strive to empower women throughout our value chain and in 2018 alone, our community programmes reached over 164,000 women. I am therefore delighted that Diageo has been included in this year’s Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. This is welcome recognition and we have a clear ambition to achieve more.”Diageo receives recognition for the diversity of leadership within its Executive Committee and Board for a second year in row. It also scored highly for a number of policies that they have in place to foster a diverse and inclusive culture, particularly around flexible working hours, family care, and health care.“This year our community engagement received the maximum score for educational programmes and public support. Our women’s empowerment programmes have supported over 390,000 women to date through initiatives such as education and skills training. In total, our community programmes reached over 164,000 women in 2018 alone,” says the website.Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg and Founding Chairman of the U.S. 30% Club, said: “We applaud Diageo and the other 229 firms tracked by the index for their action to measure gender equality through the Bloomberg GEI framework. Diageo’s GEI inclusion is a strong indicator to its employees, investors and industry peers alike that it is leading by example to advance ongoing efforts for a truly inclusive workplace.”This year’s list has doubled in size from 2018’s and includes firms from 10 sectors, headquartered across 36 countries and regions. Bloomberg’s standardized reporting framework offers public companies the opportunity to disclose information on how they promote gender equality across four separate areas – company statistics, policies, community engagement, and products and services. Reporting companies that score above a globally-established threshold, based on the extent of disclosures and the achievement of best-in-class statistics and policies, are included in the GEI.Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at Diageo https://www.blouinartinfo.com/ Founder: Louise Blouin
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