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  • Hoax confirmed: ‘Whites Only’ sign at UW-Madison was part of protest for ‘underrepresented students’

    10/21/2019 7:37:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 18, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison got fooled by yet another racial hoax. The administration alerted the community mid-morning Friday morning that a seemingly racist sign that popped up on campus overnight “appear” to have been “part of a protest calling attention to experiences of underrepresented students.” Messages on the signs included “UW 4 Whites Only.” The administration waved off the possibility it was a hoax in its first response to the signs, tweeting that it “stands against hate and racism” and was investigating the “racist” signs. One commenter quickly raised the hoax possibility.
  • Box Office Bust: 'Gemini Man' Faces $75 Million Loss

    10/21/2019 7:06:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 20, 2019 | Pamela McClintock
    Ang Lee's action thriller — starring Will Smith — was sidelined by bad reviews and the staying power of 'Joker.' Not even an Oscar-winning director and one of the world's most popular actors could save Gemini Man from getting bumped off at the box office. Ang Lee's VFX-heavy film, starring Will Smith, faces losses of $75 million or more after opening to $20.5 million domestically over the Oct. 11-13 frame and finishing Sunday with an anemic worldwide total of $118.7 million, according to sources and box office analysts. Hopes were high that Gemini Man would make up ground and open...
  • California woman is found living with 320 RATS in her broken down van [tr]

    10/18/2019 8:18:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2019 | Isabella Nikolic
    A homeless woman has been found living in a van alongside 320 rats that burrowed their way into its seats in San Diego. Authorities found that the rats had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into the seats and gnawed the engine wiring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. After receiving several complaints about the rats, the Humane Society stepped in and offered to help rehouse the rodents. The woman, known only as Carla, started with just two rats. But the rodents give birth every four weeks and produce a dozen in a litter so multiply in no time.
  • College Football Schedule for Week 8: Dates, Times, TV Channels, How to Watch

    10/17/2019 8:53:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Stadium ^ | October 13, 2019 | Andy Wittry
    Here’s the complete Week 8 college football schedule with dates, matches, locations, kickoff times and TV channels.
  • Hubble telescope captures the best photo yet of the interstellar comet Borisov [tr]

    10/17/2019 6:47:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ian Randall
    An Astronomer has released our best and sharpest look to date at Comet Borisov, the second ever-known interstellar object to visit our solar system, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to capture the new image. The comet was travelling at around 110,000 miles per hour when University of California Los Angeles astronomer David Jewitt studied it on October 12, 2019, when it was 260 million miles away. The comet — which is named after the Crimean astronomer who discovered it — will pass within around 177,000 miles (285,000 kilometres) of the Earth in early December this year. It is trailing behind...
  • Extinction Rebellion..East London commuters drag them off roof of Tube train and rough them up [tr]

    10/17/2019 6:30:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2019 | Joel Adams
    Furious Londoners turned on Extinction Rebellion today with crowds of commuters dragging protesters down from the roofs of Tube carriages to rough them up on the station platform, while online the group was slammed for comparing its actions to those of civil rights legend Rosa Parks. As their eco-protest enters its 11th day XR activists launched a co-ordinated strike on three London Underground stations, clambering on top of carriages and glueing themselves to doors despite Monday's city-wide ban issued by the Met Police. But their efforts to disrupt public transport were met with a furious backlash from commuters, industry groups...
  • Under-fire Hunter Biden will face off in court against his 28-year-old Arkansas 'baby mama' [tr]

    10/16/2019 11:45:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Cheyenne Roundtree
    Hunter Biden will face off against an Arkansas woman who claims he's the father of her one-year-old child, according to court documents exclusively obtained by DailyMailTV. The hearing will address issues of DNA testing and temporary child support, and is set for December 2 in Independence County, Arkansas. Lunden Roberts, 28, filed a petition for paternity and support in May, alleging Hunter was the biological father of her baby, asking the court to 'establish paternity' while seeking child support, health insurance and legal fees. Hunter, 49, has previously denied all allegations and demanded the suit be tossed.
  • Inside the 'Club Fed' prison where Felicity Huffman will spend the next two weeks [tr]

    10/16/2019 10:16:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Megan Sheets
    his is one of the cramped cells at the prison Felicity Huffman will call home for the next two weeks as she serves time for her role in the college admissions scandal. The 56-year-old actress reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, on Tuesday to begin her 14-day sentence. The minimum-security women's prison is known to locals as 'Club Fed', and has a reputation as one of America's cushiest lock-ups - but it's still a far cry from her sprawling Los Angeles mansion. A photograph of one of the cells shows the tight quarters with barely any floor...
  • Kim Jong Un rides white horse on sacred mountain – and plans ‘great operation’

    10/16/2019 8:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2019 | Simon Denyer and Min Joo Kim
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was shown riding a white horse in the snow on a sacred mountain, in several photographs released by state media Wednesday that experts said could presage a major announcement. “His horseback march in Mount Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” the Korean Central News Agency reported. “All the officials who accompanied him to the top of the mountain felt overflowing emotion and joy and [were] convinced that there will be a great operation to strike the world with wonder again and advance the Korean revolution...
  • Atlantic Records boss Ben Cook quits after dressing up as member of hip-hop group Run DMC [tr]

    10/16/2019 8:01:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2019 | Mark Duell and Chantaelle Edmunds
    Atlantic Records president Ben Cook who gave Ed Sheeran his first record deal today announced he had resigned after dressing up as a member of Run DMC. The music boss admitted he had made the 'terrible mistake' seven years ago at a party when guests were asked to come dressed as their favourite musical icon. Mr Cook said the label previously reprimanded him for dressing as a member of the US hip-hop group, but new allegations about his appearance had prompted his exit.
  • New Jersey breaks its monthly sports betting record

    10/16/2019 7:23:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 15, 2019 | Wayne Perry
    Gamblers wagered a record-breaking $445 million on sports in New Jersey in September, the largest monthly total in the state since legal sports betting began in June 2018. Tuesday's release of figures came as the rapidly growing New Jersey sports betting market challenges Nevada for nationwide leadership of the industry. The two states have toggled back and forth in recent months in terms of who takes in more sports bets, but Nevada still has the highest monthly totals, including nearly $600 million in March, the largest monthly amount in U.S. history.
  • Gandhi 'was racist and planned statue of him outside Manchester Cathedral must be scrapped [tr]

    10/16/2019 7:06:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2019 | Richard Mardsen, and Sophie Tanno
    Mahatma Gandhi is revered across the world for his non-violent campaign for Indian independence and was nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize. But plans to unveil a statue in his memory in Manchester have sparked a backlash from a student leader who claims he was a 'virulently anti-black racist'. The 9ft statue has been donated to the city by the Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, a spiritual mission based in Gandhi's ancestral homeland of Gujarat, following the Manchester Arena bombing which killed 22 people in 2017. It is due to be unveiled outside Manchester Cathedral next month, to 'spread...
  • Pulling the Plug on PG&E

    10/16/2019 6:54:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 15, 2019 | Johanna Bozuwa
    Earlier this month, nearly 2 million Californians were hurt by a “planned” power shutoff by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), a private utility company. The shutoff was part of a botched wildfire management strategy to prevent transmission lines neglected by the company for years from catching fire. Customers received only 24 hours’ notice for a shutoff that lasted up to four days, during which grocery stores sat empty, cleared of basic supplies, and schools were closed. The residents of Paradise, California, displaced just one year ago by massive fires that destroyed their town and killed dozens, found themselves without electricity...
  • The Millennial Urban Lifestyle Is About to Get More Expensive

    10/16/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 15, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    Several weeks ago, I met up with a friend in New York who suggested we grab a bite at a Scottish bar in the West Village. He had booked the table through something called Seated, a restaurant app that pays users who make reservations on the platform. We ordered two cocktails each, along with some food. And in exchange for the hard labor of drinking whiskey, the app awarded us $30 in credits redeemable at a variety of retailers.
  • WeWork bond prices at record low on possible debt-heavy financing deal

    10/15/2019 1:00:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 15, 2019 | Staff
    The price of WeWork’s U.S. junk bond fell to an all-time low on Tuesday, last trading at 78 cents on the dollar, as the company weighed financing options including a package that may include at least $2 billion of unsecured notes with a 15% coupon. The office sharing company’s May 2025 7.875% junk bond worth $702 million was last down 12.5%, down 25.7% from a record high in mid-August.
  • Neighbor blocks San Francisco alleyway with plywood wall to keep out homeless people, drug dealers

    10/15/2019 11:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    ABC San Francisco ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luz Pena
    First, neighbors in San Francisco's Clinton Park bought boulders to keep homeless people and drug dealers off their sidewalk. Now, in Ingleside, a neighbor who did not want to be identified placed a plywood wall to keep the same type of crowd out of an alleyway.
  • Report: Alabama student charged with calling in threat to LSU stadium during Florida game

    10/15/2019 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 14, 2019 | Jason Owens
    The SEC takes football a little bit more seriously than the rest of the country. Let Connor Bruce Croll serve as an example. The 19-year-old Alabama freshman has been arrested, accused of calling in a threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium during its Saturday night showdown against the Florida Gators, the Tuscaloosa News reports. The nature of the alleged threat hasn’t been disclosed. But if the allegations are true, then this die-hard Crimson Tide fan went to extreme measures to disrupt a game between two of Alabama’s biggest rivals.
  • LSU takes better care of its ‘lazy river’ than its library, report finds

    10/15/2019 8:46:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 14, 2019 | Greg Piper
    The “lazy river” at Louisiana State University is often held up as an example of wasteful non-academic university spending, a frivolity intended to attract students who aren’t the studying type or who simply pay higher tuition. But it’s also siphoning away money from core academic maintenance, as suggested by a CBS News report on how universities use “lavish perks” to entice students. When “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil visited the taxpayer-funded university, he noted some of the library building “was literally falling apart,” plus water in the basement and “rugs from another generation.”
  • RUSSIA the peacekeepers: Putin's troops 'will not allow' Syria and Turkey to enter direct [tr]

    10/15/2019 8:22:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Russia has stationed troops between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in an attempt to prevent fresh clashes in northern Syria. Moscow said its soldiers are now patrolling land outside the flashpoint city of Manbij, which was taken over by Syrian government forces on Tuesday, to prevent an anticipated Turkish attack. Russia, which backs the Syrian government, said 'no one is interested' in fighting between Syrian government troops and Turkish forces and that Moscow 'is not going to allow it.'
  • Human Guinea Pigs About to Embark on World's First 20-Hour Airline Flight [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/15/2019 7:31:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | August 15, 2019 | Angus Whitley