EU Elections Cement Italy’s Matteo Salvini As A Hero Of Europe’s Far Right

Standing in front of a bookshelf adorned with a photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin and a Make America Great Again hat, Italy’s deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, held up a sign on Sunday that read “number one party in Italy, thank you.” Salvini’s League party had just received 34 percent of the country’s vote in the far-right leader even more power. Across the European Union, traditionally powerful center-left and center-right parties have suffered huge told The New York Times It’s unclear whether such a coalition will ever fully materialize, given each of these parties’ differing goals and the difficulties of nationalist parties working together. But in the meantime, Salvini has become the European radical right’s most prominent figure, positioning …

Kristen Waggoner: Babies arent cancer

That’s outrageous. I have two dear friends and colleagues afflicted with cancer who are fighting for their lives right now. Another friend died two weeks ago. Cancer destroys a person’s body and ends a person’s dreams. It turns a person’s body against itself. Cancer rips through a life and makes wives into widows, children into orphans, and friends into numb, grieving shells. On the other hand, I’ve also had the privilege of bringing three new people into the world. I’ve seen my sister and sisters-in-law have the same privilege. Pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting bring joy and beauty to the world. Babies come into our lives and make us mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. KEVIN MCCARTHY SIGNALS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS CAN TAKE THEIR …

German port a battleground for EU’s fragile political center

Support for the Social Democrats has ebbed dramatically across Germany in recent years, but nowhere is its fate more closely watched than in the city-state of Bremen, of which Bremerhaven is a part. The Social Democrats have dominated the proud port’s political scene since the end of World War II, winning 19 straight elections and governing it for 73 years. That run could end on May 26, when voters in Germany cast ballots for the European Parliament and those in Bremen also hold a state election. A poor result in both elections could hasten the end of the Social Democrats’ fractious coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc in Germany’s national legislature and further reduce the center-left’s overall influence …

The Latest: Iran presidents seeks wartime executive powers

Iran’s president has told a group of clerics that he is seeking expanded, wartime executive powers to better deal with an “economic war” triggered by the Trump administration’s pullout from the nuclear deal and escalating U.S. sanctions. The state IRNA news agency reported late Monday that President Hassan Rouhani cited the 1980s war with Iraq, when a wartime supreme council was able to bypass other branches to make decisions regarding the economy and the war. The report didn’t say what the new powers would entail but quoted Rouhani as saying that “today, we need such powers.” Rouhani says Iran is facing unprecedented problems in “banking and selling oil” but that the country “is united that we should resist the U.S. …

Millie Bobby Brown: Bullies made me move school

In this dimension, she became the youngest person ever to make the list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and she’s also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador – their youngest ever, of course. But she’s now opened up about the struggles she’s faced outside of the spotlight. “I actually switched schools because of it, it created a lot of anxiety and issues that I still deal with today. “I have dealt with situations both in real life and online that are soul-breaking and it genuinely hurts reading some of the things people have said.” Related Topics Netflix Stranger Things Online abuse Bullying Social media Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

9 People Attended A KKK Rally In Ohio. At Least 500 Showed Up To Protest Against Hate.

unity against hate.” CBS News reported. according to WHIO-TV. They carried signs with messages about unity and love, and chanted anti-racist slogans.  The nine members of the Klan-affiliated group, all but one of whom was wearing masks, spoke little during the rally, according to WHIO-TV. “I am very glad that today’s events went off without incident and the hate group that tried to threatened our city is gone,” Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said in a statement.  Journalist Marcus DiPaola  Members of the white supremacist group may have also been armed. According to an earlier According to  In her Saturday statement, Whaley said she was grateful to the many people who attended the counterprotest for sharing “their views loudly, but without violence.” …

Single dad and company president urges people to stop apologizing for ‘having lives’ in viral essay

Ian Sohn, pictured, is winning applause for his empathic message in a now-viral essay on LinkedIn.  (Ian Sohn) FAMILY STAGES SKYDIVING GENDER REVEAL “I never need to know why you can’t travel on a Sunday. I never need to know why you don’t want to have dinner with me when I’m in your town on a Tuesday night,” the father of sons 12 and 8 wrote online, USA Today reports. “I never need to know that you’re working from home today because you simply need the silence.” “I deeply resent how we’ve infantilized the workplace. How we feel we have to apologize for having lives. That we don’t trust adults to make the right decisions,” Sohn continued. “How constant connectivity/availability (or …

For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

“I have never been into a police station and have never made troubles. Now I’m like a fugitive crook,” Abu Serdanah said. Wedding lenders have filled an important need in Gaza’s conservative society, where young men and women are typically expected to marry in their late teens or early 20s. Facing a nearly 60% unemployment rate, many young Gazan men have been forced to put off their dreams of marriage because they cannot afford it. Over a decade ago, a number of wealthy people launched charities to help young couples to pay for their weddings and settle post-marriage debts. The initiative was promoted through ceremonial mass weddings that thrived after Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on Gaza after the …

Elton John’s best movie moments

Tommy (1975) He played the role of the Pinball Wizard – dressed in seven foot high boots – in the movie adaptation of the band’s 1969 rock opera. After years of being the champ, Elton’s man had to hand over his pinball crown to the title star; “that deaf, dumb and blind kid,” played by frontman Roger Daltry. Skip Youtube post by Elton John – Topic Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report In fact, Sir Elton quite literally takes his hat off to him at one point. Tina Turner, Eric Clapton and Jack Nicholson all appear in the flick, as do Oliver Reed and Ann-Margret, who was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for her …

Laverne Cox Wants To Stop The Erasure Of Trans Men In Abortion Conversations

Laverne Cox wants abortion debates taking place around the country in the wake of strictest anti-abortion measure in the U.S.  retweeted a tweet that read: “Woman’s body. Woman’s right to choose. End of story.”  criticized the actress for retweeting the statement because it erased “trans brothers’ struggle in this fight” and pointed out that trans men can become pregnant as well. At first, Cox told the crowd of graduates, she became defensive.  “‘Can we have a moment for women? For women to be in solidarity with each other? Can I just be in solidarity with my sisters on this issue? Do we have to make it about all of the complicated nuances of the issue?’” Cox recalled thinking at the time.  “As I continued …

CNN 10 – May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 TRANSCRIPT Click here to access the printable version of today’s CNN 10 transcript. CNN 10 serves a growing audience interested in compact on-demand news broadcasts ideal for explanation seekers on the go or in the classroom. The show’s priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they’re making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society. Thank you for using CNN 10 Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

The ‘Jurassic Park’ computer company just got sold for $1.3 billion

New York (CNN Business)Cray has been synonymous with supercomputing for nearly half a century. Now the legendary tech company is joining the business that pioneered Silicon Valley: HP Enterprise. The first Cray computer, the Cray-1, was less than a thousandth the speed of an iPhone XS and had 8 MB of memory (0.2% of the iPhone’s memory). It cost just under $9 million ($33 million in today’s dollars, adjusted for inflation). But Cray computers were a game-changer. They revolutionized weather forecasting simulations decades ago, and they continue to predict weather today. NOAA’s weather-prediction system is built by Cray, Dell (DELL) and IBM (IBM). Supercomputers are also used for national defense and scientific research, among other projects. The human genome was …

The PM has set herself a huge test

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: MPs “have a duty” to deliver Brexit Twice my colleague in Paris asked the prime minister if she would resign if her Brexit plan is rejected by MPs again. Twice she completely swerved the question. You can watch the awkward moment above. You can’t blame her for wanting to avoid it. Theresa May is not exactly fond of revealing much in interviews in any case. And for her to go anywhere near tangling with her potential exit would have breathed even more fire into the frenzied speculation. And just for good measure, it is not exactly unusual, sadly, for politicians to ignore completely what they are actually asked. Image copyright …

Footage shows man saving pet dog from choking on piece of cheese: ‘Literally saved my dog’s life’

Joshua Aspey’s lifeguard training helped him dislodge a piece of cheese stuck in his dog’s throat. (SWNS) “I turned around and saw her fitting,” Aspey remembered, according to SWNS. “I just started to smack her on the back and shook her head up and down to try to bring [the cheese] back up.” PET CAT ACCIDENTALLY HITCHES A RIDE FROM UTAH TO FLORIDA Aspey’s heroic actions were captured on security footage, which he later posted to Twitter with a caption reading, “Literally saved my dog’s life when she was choking on a bit of food today.” “Seeing your dog doing that is horrible,” Aspey said of watching Sally’s choking incident on Sunday. Aspey added that his former lifeguard training probably …

Quickly catch up on the day’s business news

New York (CNN Business)Here’s what you might have missed Tuesday on CNN Business: — Boeing had no new orders for planes in April. Customers aren’t just avoiding the troubled 737 Max, there were no orders for the 787 Dreamliner or the 777. — The streaming wars continue. Disney is taking full control over Hulu from Comcast. — Uber shares notched their first day in positive territory since its Wall Street debut last week, closing up more than 7%. But its shares are still 11% below their IPO price. — Shares in Bayer fell 2% after a California jury found its Roundup weed killer was a cause of a couple’s cancer. — Tesla’s much-ballyhooed $35,000 Model 3 only lasted about three …

Michelle Obama Pens Emotional Mother’s Day Tribute To Marian Robinson

Michelle Obama paid homage to her mother Marian Robinson on Sunday, calling her “a sweet, witty companion” who “listened a lot more than she lectured.” People magazine’s upcoming issue, Obama praised Robinson’s parenting, stating that “when it came to raising her kids, my mom knew that her voice was less important than allowing me to use my own.” While she noted that by today’s standards, critics may call her mother’s somewhat hands-off parenting style too lenient, Obama explained that “the reality was far from that.” Obama echoed the kind words for Robinson in an Instagram post, sharing a photo of the two between her daughters, Malia and Sasha ― three generations in one image. “From an early age, she saw …