The week began with another signature achievement for President Trump – the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The media made huge sport out of a photo of Ivanka Trump smiling at the celebration of the embassy opening. Media Outright Lie About Trump MS-13 Comment: There’s media bias and then there’s how the media handled the president’s comment about the violent gang MS-13. CNBC Editor-at-Large John Harwood defended the humanity of MS-13 members. He’s been on broadcast and cable news 147 times in just 10 weeks – all to bash President Trump.
May 20, 2018 08:05 UTC
It’s been a long time coming, but “Sarah Palin” was back on “Saturday Night Live,” thanks to her alter ego, Tina Fey. And she had a message for everyone in Donald Trump’s White House: “Enjoy your moment. Who knows how long it’ll last?”Take “Palin,” for example. “I was the first female on a Republican presidential ticket and now I get paid to tweet for Bass Pro Shops,” said Fey. “Don’t forget I regret what I did for Trump,” he sang.
May 20, 2018 08:03 UTC
None of Israel’s decision-makers disputes the fact that the support of Jews living outside Israel is of paramount strategic importance. A Brandeis University study of Birthright Israel alumni revealed that young adult Jews – in particular compared to their parents' generation – are highly connected to Israel and fewer than 10 percent describe themselves as "not all connected." And although for some it has been accepted wisdom that young Jewish millennials are distancing themselves from Israel, there is substantial evidence to the contrary. A Brandeis University study of Birthright Israel alumni revealed that young adult Jews – in particular compared to their parents' generation – are highly connected to Israel and fewer than 10 percent describe themselves as "not all connected." And 64 percent reported that the trip led to personal connections with Israelis – important because Birthright Israel alumni make up nearly half of American young adult Jews.
May 20, 2018 08:03 UTC
Salah al-Obeidi, a spokesman for al-Sadr's Sa'eroun political bloc, told The Associated Press that Iraq's sovereignty was going to be the new government's "guiding principle." Al-Sadr's rise threatens Iran's claim to speak on behalf of Iraq's Shiite majority, a precedent that could fuel independent Shiite movements elsewhere. "Iran won't accept the creation of a Shiite bloc that is a threat to its interests. Al-Sadr has said he wants the militias absorbed into the national security forces, a move Iran would find difficult to accept. That gives Iran — and al-Abadi — leverage over al-Sadr to moderate his positions on the militias and Iran.
May 20, 2018 07:31 UTC
“There’s a big perception gap,” said Stacey Haas, the partner at McKinsey who steered the study. This is, to be sure, not only an American problem. And given that C suite salaries are the highest — well, the math makes sense. A list of companies was compiled that included mass and designer fashion, retail and production, and 191 agreed to participate. The companies disseminated the survey, which was anonymous, to employees as they chose, and 535 people responded; 20 in-depth interviews were also held.
Statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection suggest otherwise. When comparing the past seven months to the same time period in 2017, there's been no growth in the total number of adults and families detained along California's portion of the border. The only growth — and it's been sizable — is in the number of unaccompanied children crossing.
Source:Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2018 06:56 UTC
Just hours after a gunman killed 10 people at a Texas high school, two students 1,000 miles away worried about the safety of their usual seats in the school cafeteria. “It’s like the front lines of a war,” said Emily Rubinstein, a sophomore at a New York high school. That would be one of the best places to hide if someone started shooting at Stuyvesant High School, in Lower Manhattan. Bartlesville High School, an hour north of Tulsa, Okla., has regularly held safety drills and lockdowns since 2012, when a student was arrested for making a threat against the school. In Martinsburg, W.Va., Spring Mills High School held a “code red” lockdown this year without telling some teachers the event was just a drill, to make sure the staff was truly prepared.
Sometimes, people get surprise text messages from the government telling them they will get cash bonuses, often on holidays. For poor citizens, it can be equivalent to several weeks wages. That’s enough to convince many to vote for Mr. Maduro.
A tougher and updated MOT has come into force in Britain to improve air quality and make roads safer. A number of components and functions will be tested for the first time under the refreshed regulations. Gareth Llewellyn, chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), said: “DVSA’s priority is to help you keep your vehicle safe to drive. “You can start to look forward to cleaner, safer vehicles, with greater clarity on any defects identified by the tester. New DPFs often cost more than £1,000, which is more than the value of many cars on the road.
May 20, 2018 06:33 UTC
Saturday’s cold open, however, was a bit tempered. The cold open wasted no time targeting this. “Hey Rudy, did you go on Fox News last night?” SNL’s Trump says when the fake Giuliani sits down. Everyone keeps babbling on about illegal activities, such as threatening children, as the show’s Trump grows increasingly uncomfortable. When the picture returns, the whole crew yells the catchphrase, “And live from New York, it’s Saturday night!”Read more:SNL brings in Ben Stiller, Scarlett Johansson, Stormy Daniels and more for star-studded cold open
May 20, 2018 06:33 UTC
Mets Manager Mickey Callaway turned to his players in the middle of the ninth inning and in a fun tone reminded them of the stark reality: The Mets had not won consecutive games in a month. “It kind of got everybody riled up a little bit,” Devin Mesoraco said. “It was a pretty cool thing to do in the situation.”Six minutes later, his players were celebrating. Mesoraco hit a tying, two-run homer through Citi Field’s murky fog in the eighth inning, Wilmer Flores sparked the celebration with a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth and the Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, Saturday night to win consecutive games for the first time since April 11 and 13. “Those things can turn around seasons,” said Brandon Nimmo, who led off the ninth with a double off the right-field wall on an 0-2 slider from Andrew Chafin.
May 20, 2018 06:33 UTC
Dude, you’re gonna get so jacked!”Giuliani laughs that Cohen can actually get a “real” law degree in prison. Then Donald Jr. (Mikey Day) saunters in as brother Eric (Alex Moffatt) tries in vain to parallel park his Big Wheels outside (again, a spoof of the “The Sopranos’” finale). In walks Robert Mueller, played by Robert De Niro. He sits, ominously, at a nearby table and only Trump can see him. As Mueller heads to the restroom, he points at his eyes, then at Trump, silently warning him: “I’m watching you.”Cut to black.
May 20, 2018 06:00 UTC
It comes pretty close to squeezing today's 7th gen quad-core (e.g., used in the mid-2017 MBP 15) into a MBP 13. We're looking at two scenarios: Intel Kaby Lake G and/or Coffee Lake H. PC World's Ung has "kicked the tires" on both processors. "I’ve tested both and both are legitimately fast CPUs and offer performance improvements over 7th Kaby Lake 'H' parts across the board," he said. "Coffee Lake H though gives you two more cores and it just screams when properly cooled." Ung points to other possibilities too such as Kaby Lake G “H” "tuned down" to run in the MBP 15.
May 20, 2018 05:43 UTC
Credit: Square EnixWith some great new footage of Kingdom Hearts 3 now out, it also seems that we will be getting some more concrete release date details next month. The interesting thing here though is that we are starting to get more details on a release date for Kingdom Hearts 3, with the U.S. PlayStation Blog saying that the director of the game Tetsuya Nomura will reveal something about this next month. This was also backed up in Famitsu, with Nomura confirming an announcement on release dates next month. In short, it looks like E3 will be pretty eventful when it comes to Kingdom Hearts 3 and I eagerly await to see what Square Enix has to reveal about the game. Kingdom Hearts 3 is being developed using Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
May 20, 2018 05:37 UTC
The royal family, blessed with fantastic weather and a buoyant public mood at the royal wedding, has thanked people who attended or watched Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle. The family tweeted its thanks late Saturday night while Harry and his bride were attending a private soiree hosted by Harry's father, Prince Charles. He wore a tightly fitting tuxedo — shades of James Bond — while Markle wore a white Stella McCartney number. Before the wedding, Markle said she wanted to take up royal duties immediately. ———For complete AP royal wedding coverage, visit https://apnews.com/tag/Royalweddings
May 20, 2018 05:33 UTC