displayed a precise high-press offense and controlled the midfield with Alexander Ring and Yangel Herrera while the Red Bulls futilely retreated into possession mode in their half of the field. Less than two weeks ago, the Red Bulls eliminated N.Y.C.F.C. while the Red Bulls created just one weak shot at goal. The Red Bulls slipped below .500 at 7-8-2 and look headed for a battle to earn a playoff spot. Marsch insisted that his absence — the assistant coach Chris Armas took over preparation duties — did not lead to the Red Bulls’ desultory performance.
Source:New York Times
June 24, 2017 23:37 UTC
Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A newly released report by the Saudi American Public Relation Affairs Committee (SAPRAC) sheds new light on why the authorities ought to reconsider allowing Qatar to host the World Cup. The report raises critical points about Qatar’s suitability to be the host of World cup 2022. Several other countries, including the US are more appropriate than Qatar to host 2022 World Cup. The SAPRAC report concludes that due to the numerous reasons represented “It [Qatar] is unfit to host the FIFA World Cup and sponsor world-renowned football teams”.
June 24, 2017 23:26 UTC
The Johnson City Police Department is investigating four suspected heroin overdoses in the last ten hours, three of which resulted in death. "Due to the sudden rash of fatal overdoses, it leads us to believe that there may be a 'bad batch' of heroin on our streets currently," said Sargent Michael Mason, Johnson City Police. Officials are warning anyone who may be using heroin to be aware of the potential increased risk of an overdose and to call 911 immediately if you know someone who may be using heroin and is experiencing an overdose. Click here for more from Fox 40.
June 24, 2017 23:26 UTC
The 93-year-old mother has carried the same sign to the city's gay pride parade every year since the early 1970s. Her sign reads, "I adore my lesbian daughters, keep them safe." Goldin's iconic sign has attracted hundreds of people at New York's gay pride parade over the years. Goldin's daughter Reeni Goldin said she and her sister came out to their parents in the early 1970s and they've always had their mother's support. "Her actual words to me when I told her, she said, 'Oh, why didn't you tell me sooner?!'"
June 24, 2017 23:26 UTC
Because NBA players’ passive-aggressive behaviors are the best type of passive-aggressive behaviors, Kevin Durant now owns a hat with an illustration of a cupcake topped by a ring. The subtext, as many assumed and as Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins later revealed in a profile on Westbrook: Durant — in the parlance of many Thunder players (including formerly Durant himself) — was soft like a cupcake. Durant is re-appropriating the insult, and this isn’t the first time the Warriors have had fun with it. [Stephen Curry and Draymond Green had fun with those Kevin Durant cupcake T-shirts]Oklahoma City fans chanted “Cupcake!” at Durant and wore T-shirts with the image of an orange and blue cupcake when the Warriors visited the Thunder in February. pic.twitter.com/dU4PaK4grD — Mike Sullivan (@MikeSullivan) February 12, 2017Durant wore his hat to teammate JaVale McGee’s charity softball game in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday.
June 24, 2017 23:10 UTC
For the second time in as many days, President Trump took aim at his predecessor, former President Obama, for what Trump said was a failure to act on intelligence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election. The Obama administration first publicly announced Russia's alleged election meddling on Oct. 7 but stopped short of saying that the efforts were aimed at helping Trump win. “I feel like we sort of choked,” a former Obama administration official told the paper in describing those deliberations. Trump made similar comments the day before, tweeting that the Obama administration knew of Russia's activities "far in advance" of the election but took no action. That came after Trump had for months maintained that reports of Russian election meddling amounted to "a scam" cooked up by Democrats as an excuse for losing the election.
Source:Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2017 23:08 UTC
Yet, what is perhaps most remarkable about this Doodle is not its capability, but rather what it represents about the future of data visualization. I spent my days alternating between data mining the open web and using multi-million-dollar graphics supercomputers to create massive visualizations and virtual reality worlds. Today it is the web browser that is occupying an ever-more-central role in data visualization, powered by myriad open source visualization packages like D3 and three.js that execute completely within the browser and enabled by ever-more powerful browser execution environments that transparently work from the most powerful servers to the smallest smartphones. Backend cloud APIs and environments purpose-built for browser applications allow tiny-footprint applications to visualize and interact with petabyte datasets, offering realtime insights that combine the data storage of the cloud with the rendering capability of the browser. In the case of Google’s Oskar Fischinger Doodle, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the visualization is that it is not a fancy proprietary commercial desktop application or a grant-funded academic research project, but rather a homepage embellishment created a by a tiny team at Google.
June 24, 2017 23:03 UTC
Even among Republicans, the foundation found, only about half favor reversing the federal money for Medicaid expansion. Some of the most reticent senators come from states where health-care systems stand to lose the most financially if the bill passed. It examined the House legislation but noted that the Senate bill would doubtless hit harder because of its deeper reductions in federal Medicaid payments. Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization focused on addressing addiction, estimates that 2.8 million people have gained access to substance-abuse treatment under Medicaid expansion. Specific constituencies aside, some policy experts regard the Senate’s plan as a wholesale reversal of the government’s path to offer health insurance to ever-wider groups of Americans, piece by piece.
June 24, 2017 22:55 UTC
Senate Republican leaders unveiled their health-care bill Thursday morning, after weeks of crafting it behind closed doors. The bill, like the House’s, makes steep spending cuts to Medicaid and insurance subsidies, and uses the savings to fund a substantial tax cut for the health-care industry and wealthier Americans. The subsidy cuts fall disproportionately on lower-income and older Americans. Those who live in rural areas, where health-care costs tend to be higher, also stand to pay higher premiums, especially in the House bill, according to two analyses by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
June 24, 2017 22:52 UTC
On Thursday night, the highly anticipated 2017 NBA Draft took place, and it did not disappoint. The surprising thing about Lonzo’s draft night was not the team that selected him, but what he was wearing when he was selected. “With the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft the Los Angeles Lakers select Lonzo Ball.”After those words were uttered by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Lonzo celebrated the moment with his family and friends before heading to the stage. At the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo debuted a new Big Baller Brand shoe. Lonzo and Big Baller Brand treated the walk to the stage like a runway, and the event like a fashion show.
June 24, 2017 22:30 UTC
Ivanka Trump must give a deposition in a lawsuit by an Italian shoemaker claiming her fashion label copied its designs, a federal judge has ruled. The company says the Ivanka Trump brand's "Hettie" shoe too closely resembles the Aquazurra design. Ivanka Trump's lawyers have staunchly denied those allegations, according to court documents. Related: Ivanka Trump company ended talks with Japanese firm over government tiesIvanka Trump stepped down from her role at her namesake company shortly before her father was inaugurated in January. Related: Ivanka Trump's firm seeks new trademarks in China, reviving ethical concernsIvanka Trump's company declined to comment.
Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday. The watch fetched the most — $84,375 — according to Boston-based RR Auction. The buyer is a collector who has an eye for interesting American artifacts, said RR Auction Executive Vice President Bobby Livingston. An autographed “So Long” letter written by Bonnie Parker and signed by Clyde Barrow just before their deaths sold for $16,250. A letter written by John Gotti, the reputed head of the Gambino crime family in New York, didn’t sell.
June 24, 2017 22:18 UTC
Story highlights The mother smoked marijuana after closing her kids in the car, authorities sayShe originally told police they locked themselves inside, the sheriff's office says(CNN) A Texas mother whose two children died of heat exposure after she left them in a car was arrested Friday, local authorities said. "Throughout multiple interviews, Randolph created several variations of the events which led to the death of her children," the release said. But the investigation, which also involved the Texas Rangers, revealed a different story. On May 26, the news release said, Randolph found the children playing in the car around 12:15 p.m. When she told her daughter to get out of the car, she refused, and Randolph closed the car door "to teach her daughter a 'lesson,' thinking 'she could get herself and her brother out of car when ready,'" the release said.
THE PURPOSE OF tax reform is to raise revenue more efficiently — with fewer loopholes and special breaks that distort economic incentives and necessitate higher marginal rates. Actually, this distortion of the real estate market is one of the tax code’s least sensible features, but it is politically sacrosanct due to the power of the real estate lobby. Any GOP tax plan would eliminate the estate tax, Mr. Ryan insisted — thus entrenching the concentration of wealth in the United States. He referred to a “new, lower tax, specifically for small businesses,” which could translate into a costly new benefit for “pass-through” entities, such as sole proprietorships and S corporations. So much for the idea that tax reform ought to be revenue-neutral.
June 24, 2017 22:18 UTC
Story highlights Alberto Zorzi wins LGCT MonacoFirst series win for ItalianChristian Ahlmann takes overall lead(CNN) Italy's Alberto Zorzi claimed his maiden victory on the Longines Global Champions Tour as he came out on top in a four-man jump off to win in Monaco Saturday. Riding Cornetto K, Zorzi went clear in 37.80 seconds to relegate Christian Alhmann of Germany on Dolocia into second place, with Frenchman Kevin Staut claiming the final podium place. A delighted Ahlmann expressed his surprise at his performance. "I had a very young horse in his first Grand Prix and I didn't expect very much," he told the official press conference. JUST WATCHED LGCT and GCL: Monaco eagerly awaits the show Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH LGCT and GCL: Monaco eagerly awaits the show 02:30"I could feel quality and something special, I'm very happy with second place."