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    There is no World Cup artefact more iconic than the Argentina shirt Diego Maradona wore when he applied the 'Hand of God' in 1986 but like everything else in Qatar, it is a commodity — bought for £7million from the former England international Steve Hodge at a Sotheby's London auction six months ago, to sit in an exhibition at this tournament. The scene yesterday morning outside the Khalifa International Stadium, which exhibits this legendary jersey, said everything about the confected and artificial nature of this plastic World Cup. A crowd of 20 people, this correspondent included, gathered to see it, having paid £23 — yes, £23 — for a digital ticket which came with orders to arrive at the appointed hour. There were Germans, Mexicans, Irish, Tunisian, an Argentina-supporting Indian and others. All football mad. Most wearing replica shirts. Yet there was to be no access. An utterly unfathomable World Cup security rule decrees that ticketholders must be driven just a few hundred yards from some turnstiles, across the stadium perimeter, to see the shirt at the Qatar Olympic and...
    Of all the tributes that have poured in for our greatest ever monarch Queen Elizabeth II the past 24 hours, it was a heartfelt Instagram post by her former daughter-in-law that stuck with me the most. Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was, as we all know, exiled from official royal life following her divorce from Prince Andrew and a series of mortifying indiscretions better left in tabloid history. But, even as her beloved husband Prince Philip refused to be in the same room as Fergie, the Queen remained steadfastly loyal on a personal level. To her, once a Windsor, always a Windsor. Grief-stricken Fergie confirmed as much last night, as she wrote following a more formal tribute: 'To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend. I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me in remaining close to me even after my divorce. I will miss her more than words can express.' If the life of Elizabeth II has taught us one thing it is that blood is thicker than water. For that...
    Accession Day. In 1952, it was a time for mourning a beloved father. We can only guess the weight of the emotional burden that unexpectedly befell the young Princess Elizabeth when the King died on February 6 that year. While it was a day to celebrate the start of a new reign, we should never forget that, for the Queen, it is also a day of pain and bereavement. Seventy years later, it marks the start of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and is a time for looking back with gratitude for a reign that’s still going strong, and for 70 years of memories — our own and those we have inherited. We shouldn’t hold back: monarchy either lives in the hearts and experiences of ordinary British people, or it doesn’t really live at all. We can only guess the weight of the emotional burden that unexpectedly befell the young Princess Elizabeth when the King died My first glimpse of the Queen was through a rainy limousine window in a wintry Scottish town, where our school was gamely trying to line...
    It was once as celebrated as Paul Revere's ride. In 1842, missionary Dr. Marcus Whitman made the treacherous trek from the Pacific Northwest to Washington D.C. to plead with President John Tyler to keep the territory out of grasping Great Britain's hands. Tyler was convinced and decided not to exchange the land for a cod fishery. Five years later, the doctor, his wife, Narcissa, and 11 men were murdered by members of a Native American tribe, the Cayuse, at the behest of the British Hudson's Bay Company and Catholic missionaries. The killings became known as the Whitman massacre. Henry Spalding, a fellow Protestant missionary, later on spent years spreading the heroic story, which was printed by the US Senate in 1871 and then in books and newspapers like The New York Times. Whitman became a martyr who helped forge the continental United States by 'saving' Oregon, Idaho and Washington state. In the 1890s, he was lauded by many as a founding father and likened to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But there were problems with this once well-known history: it...
    Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images; Andy Lyons/Getty Images As two of the best players in NBA history, LeBron James and Michael Jordan's leadership styles have been compared. Former Bulls player B.J. Armstrong told Insider that Jordan really was as intense and ruthless on the floor as has been depicted. James is known to be a demanding teammate, but he is also said to go above and beyond to organize team dinners and parties to forge bonds with his teammates. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. LeBron James and Michael Jordan have both achieved success at the highest levels in the NBA, and their methods of getting their haven't been entirely different. As covered in ESPN's docuseries "The Last Dance" on Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, Jordan could be a ruthless leader. Teammates admitted to fearing Jordan, who would trash-talk, belittle, and criticize players to motivate them. James is known as a tireless worker, like Jordan, who can be hard on teammates but generally uses a kinder, more positive method off the court to get...
    Elliot Page has a message for his fans. The 33-year-old actor announced on social media earlier this month that he is transgender and uses he/they pronouns. Now, the "Umbrella Academy" star has shared a message to thank their fans for supporting him. The star shared a selfie of himself on Instagram on Sunday wearing a black jacket with the hood pulled over their head. He also donned a black beanie and large silver spectacles. 'UMBRELLA ACADEMY,' STAR ELLIOT PAGE, FORMERLY KNOWN AS ELLEN PAGE, COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER "From the bottom of my heart, thank you," he captioned the post. "Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other." They then gave a friendly shoutout to a pair of pro-trans charities. "If you are able, support @transanta and @translifeline," he said. "See you in 2021 Xoxo Elliot." The short-but-sweet post drew plenty of love from some of Page's celebrity peers. "Love you -so much]!" wrote Indya Moore, known for her role on "Pose." "Major, huge love to you, Elliot," said Jennifer Garner. ELLIOT PAGE'S 'UMBRELLA ACADEMY' ROLE WILL NOT...
    Hollywood actor Jon Voight has urged Republicans to keep up their fight for Trump's re-election, calling the battle amid Biden's proclaimed victory the 'greatest fight since the Civil war.'  Voight, a longtime Trump supporter, spoke out against the election results in a Twitter video shared on Tuesday repeating the president's claims that the race had been rigged.   In the two-minute clip captioned 'we all know the truth', the actor referred to Biden's win as a 'lie', warning that Democrats will have to pay the price for their alleged deception.  Scroll down for video  Jon Voight sent a message to Republicans in a video shared on Twitter Tuesday urging them to keep up their fight for Trump's re-election despite Biden's victory  The Hollywood actor, 81, is a longtime supporter of Trump, and had previously called on Americans to re-elect the president to protect the country from 'evil' Joe Biden. Voight is pictured above after being awarded the National Medal of Arts by Trump last November He also issued a warning for those celebrating the win, saying they are only...
    President Trump complained on Monday that Fox News had launched a bevy of 'negative ads' against him, adding that disgraced former CEO Roger Ailes was 'the greatest!' Trump made the controversial remark on Twitter just 30 minutes before he took the stage for a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 in the first week of October, but his physicians have cleared Trump and said he tested negative for 'consecutive days.' 'Fox News allows more negative ads on me than practically all of the other networks combined,' he wrote in his latest criticism of the network.  President Trump (pictured) disparaged Fox News on Twitter Monday night ahead of his campaign rally in Sanford, Florida  Trump: 'Fox News allows more negative ads on me than practically all of the other networks combined' Trump then suggested Fox News' current era paled in comparison to the tainted media empire built under Roger Ailes.   'Not like the old days, but we will win even bigger than 2016. Roger Ailes was the GREATEST!' wrote Trump. Roger Ailes died in May 2017 surrounded...
    Jon Stewart called President Trump the “greatest agent of chaos” in America Monday during an appearance on ABC News’ “The View.” Co-host Joy Behar got Stewart fired up when she suggested that Republicans could “try to steal” the upcoming presidential election with voter fraud and suppression and asked the former “Daily Show” host if he agreed. CNN'S CHRIS CUOMO BLASTED FOR DECLARING BROTHER 'BEST POLITICIAN IN THE COUNTRY' ON HIS SHOW “I think in any election, the main thing is to protect the vote, to make sure that it’s secure and safe and that more people who are eligible to vote, vote, can vote, have access to vote... this isn’t the first election that it’s been an issue,” Stewart said. Stewart was then asked about comments he made last week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” when he admitted that Joe Biden wasn’t his first choice for the Democratic nomination but feels he could be the right choice amid the current climate. JON STEWART: 9/11 VICTIMS ARE 'AT THE END OF THEIR ROPE' SEEKING HELP FROM CONGRESS “We’re in such pain, there is so much anguish and I...
    The latest anti-Trump viral video from The Lincoln Project — with a tribute to the American veterans who fought during World War II and slam on President Donald Trump‘s handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has put these oldest generations at risk — was created by someone with a deep knowledge and appreciation for WWII veterans: John Orloff, one of the writers of HBO’s critically acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers. The ad, called “Debt,” begins with video footage from the attack on Pearl Harbor, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s voice is heard speaking about the “day that will live in infamy.” “In 1941, America’s leaders asked a generation to go to war,” the narrator begins. “They did nothing less than save the world. It didn’t come easy. It didn’t come quickly. And it didn’t come without great sacrifice.” The ad then cuts to Trump speaking at a recent press briefing about the coronavirus pandemic, as a soft beeping noise begins. “America will again and soon be open for business,” says Trump. “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem...
    Conservative super PAC The Lincoln Project released on Sunday a scathing advertisement accusing President Donald Trump of wanting to “sacrifice” members of the Greatest Generation. The group argued that Trump’s push for a full reopening of the United States economy amid the coronavirus pandemic has endangered the lives of those who fought to defeat the Nazis in World War II. “It is both disheartening and disturbing that the generation we owe for bravely taking up arms and conquering fascism is now at risk of being extinguished by the authoritarian residing in our own White House,” co-founder of The Lincoln Project Rick Wilson said in a statement. “There is absolutely no equivalency between American lives and our economy, especially those of the most hallowed generation of Americans ever, the patriots singularly responsible for our continued existence as a nation and a democracy.” As reported by CNN, the minute-long video clip opens with footage of images from the Second World War, pointing out that thousands of Americans left their country to fight fascism. “They did nothing less than save the world… and...
    123rf.com (Vitalij Sova) Greatest Benchtop Planers A planer is a necessary piece of apparatus for anybody who’s into woodworking or do-it-yourself tasks. Whether or not you’re a starting woodworker or an previous professional, a planer is a necessary energy device in your workshop to shave down items of wooden to a desired thickness. There are a lot of kinds of wooden planers together with hand planers, each handbook and electrical, and huge industrial fashions however benchtop planers are a wonderful resolution for small workshops, garages, or distant worksites the place portability is extremely desired. This record of 15 Greatest Benchtop Planers will assist you choose one that can suit your wants and area. 1. DeWalt DW734 15 Amp Single Velocity Benchtop Planer Execs: Three knife cutter head with 10,000 RPM gives an extremely nice 96 cuts per inch Knives are reversible, disposable, and ship 30% extra life than different planers Further lengthy infeed and outfeed tables present 33-1/2-inches...
    It is estimated that at least 2.6 billion people in March were placed under some form of quarantine. This represents a third of the world population. By the middle of June, the covid-19 disease had already registered over 9 million confirmed cases and killed at least 470,000 people. Some countries in Europe and Asia began to relax their containment measures, but in Latin America many continue with severe restrictions. Those long months of confinement can lead to psychological consequences in a large part of the population. According Elke Van Hook, professor in Health Psychology at the University of Vrije in Brussels and specialist in stress and trauma, we are before the “greatest psychological experiment in history“ The authorities’ lack of attention to psychological assistance during the pandemic will make the world pay the price, he says. The following is a synthesis of BBC Mundo’s telephone conversation with Dr. Elke Van Hook. What can the pandemic teach us about how people respond to adversity? First that we have resilience, that is, most of us can reinvent ourselves and recreate our lives...
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    Cheryl Eddy4 minutes ago•Filed to:Val KilmerVal KilmerJay And Silent Bob Rebootknight riderPlanesDisneyTrue RomanceTwixtFrancis Ford Coppolathe saintdeja vuTony Scottred planetThe Prince of EgyptAnimationBatman foreverThe Island Of Doctor MoreauThe Fourth DimensionReal GeniusWillowRon HowardSaveKilmer finds he’s no fan of Mars in Red Planet.Image: Warner Bros. Val Kilmer has made all kinds of movies throughout his long career, and many of his most high-profile performances (think Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and his groovy debut in Top Secret!) can be found in drama and action films. But when the Juilliard-trained actor—who’s had some health problems of late—goes genre, he makes some intriguing choices. Here are our 14 favorite Kilmer sci-fi and fantasy projects. Kilmer as Bluntman.Image: Saban Films 14) Jay and Silent Bob RebootThe erstwhile Batman plays silent stoner superhero Bluntman in Bluntman V Chronic, the reboot-within-a-reboot that drives the plot of the 2019 Kevin Smith meta-comedy. In a movie stuffed with cameos, Kilmer’s is one of the funniest, just because it’s one of the most unexpected.G/O Media may get a commissionSave 33% on CBD Gummies, Energy Shots, and Yes,...
    Getty Leonard Williams of the NY Giants When the New York Giants traded for defensive lineman Leonard Williams on the commerce deadline a season in the past, Massive Blue hoped they’d discovered themselves a real anchor of their front-seven. Eight video games and a meager 0.5 sack later, that was clearly not the case. Nonetheless, normal supervisor Dave Gettleman remained bullish on his resolution to amass Williams from their MetLife roommates, the New York Jets, slapping the previous Sixth-overall decide with the franchise tag this offseason. A transfer that will come again to vastly hang-out the franchise within the close to future. A sentiment that Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report clearly backs, evident by his placement of the Williams scenario as the Giants’ greatest remorse of the 2020 offseason. Let’s be trustworthy. The New York Giants might remorse buying and selling for defensive lineman Leonard Williams greater than they remorse hanging onto him. They gave the crosstown Jets a third-round decide and a conditional fourth-rounder to land Williams and bought little in return. In...
    Getty/Narinder Nanu Indian father Shailesh throws up his son, Harish, at a park in Amritsar on June 19, 2016, Father’s Day. It’s time to have a good time dads — all they imply to us and all they do. With 1000’s of songs on the market that shout out the singer’s father or muse on the epic story that’s fatherhood, it’s near-impossible to cull them right down to 10 necessities. For Father’s Day 2020, although, we’ve handpicked 10 songs that ought to enliven any celebration this summer time. A number of you would possibly anticipate, and some you nearly definitely received’t. These 10 tracks have a good time the particular relationships between fathers, little kids. A few of them are only a good time, a few of them have a good time the difficult in life and a few of them will nearly definitely make the tears movement. Though we’re counting down in reverse order, the rating is sort of meaningless — aside from one traditional, which we expect you’d be hard-pressed...
    (CBSNewYork/CBS Local) — WWE’s latest pay-per-view, Backlash, is promising to have the greatest wrestling match ever. That’s a lot of pressure to put on Edge and Randy Orton, who are being tasked with living up to the billing. But the two veterans will almost certainly deliver something special on Sunday from a fan-free Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. The only match that would possibly come close to equaling that performance is the showdown between Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles in the tournament finals for the Intercontinental Championship. However, WWE is choosing to have them square off two nights earlier on SmackDown instead. Perhaps the company isn’t willing to risk having Bryan and Styles upstage the main event. Other matches of note on the Backlash card include Asuka defending the Raw Women’s Championship against Nia Jax, Drew McIntyre defending the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy facing Sheamus to settle a feud that some say is hitting a little too close to home for Hardy, and a triple threat match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship featuring incumbent champs...
    (CBSNewYork) — If anyone still believes a V-shaped economic recovery was in the offing, the Federal Reserve just laid waste to that notion. In a recent news conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell said, “the extent of the downturn and the pace of recovery remain extraordinarily uncertain and will depend, in large part, on our success in containing the virus.” Coronavirus Vs. Economy Uncertainty seems to be the only certainty of late. Recent reports have revealed that while the spread of coronavirus has slowed in some parts of the country, it has quickened in other parts. The domestic death total has surpassed 113,000. The number of confirmed cases exceeds two million. A vaccine remains many months if not years away. Producing, delivering and administering any vaccine to millions of people extends the timeline even further. Herd immunity, meaning 70 to 90 percent of the population has been infected and become immune (if that’s where society is headed), would be further away still. Despite the virus’s continued creep, the national economy is well into reopening. New York City, the early epicenter of...
    123rf.com/Daniil Peshkov 16GB of RAM is the candy spot for most individuals — sufficient reminiscence to multitask however no more than you want. Whether or not you do business from home or want a private laptop computer for productiveness and recreation, you’ll be able to consider a laptop computer with 16GB of RAM as touchdown within the candy spot. It’s superb for multi-tasking and critical gaming, and may offer you a clean and glitch-free computing expertise general. However for most individuals, it’s as a lot reminiscence as you must want — and overspending on RAM to get 32GB is commonly simply wasted cash except you may have a real want for that a lot reminiscence, equivalent to intensive video modifying. Belief me: Until you’re employed professionally in video manufacturing or another very computing-intensive discipline, you merely don’t want greater than 16GB of RAM. Fortunately, 16GB laptops are widespread, and lots of PC makers supply their laptops in a number of reminiscence configurations. So for those who see a laptop computer you want, you could possibly...
    The stock market’s 10-year return potential is better now than it was at the end of 2019, for reasons having nothing to do with the shape of the economic recovery or the speed with which a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. That’s surprising, since some market averages — such as the Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.32% — have climbed significantly higher so far this year. The improvement traces to a reduction in the share of households’ financial assets that are invested in stocks. Household equity allocation is a contrarian indicator, inversely correlated with the stock market’s return over the subsequent 10 years. Credit for coming up with this indicator goes to the anonymous author of the Philosophical Economics blog, who a number of years ago dubbed it the “Single Greatest Predictor of Future Stock Market Returns.” Notice that the household equity allocation is the flip side of the coin from household cash — sometimes referred to as sideline cash. Higher cash levels are therefore bullish and, sure enough, household cash allocations have risen markedly as equity allocations have fallen. But backtesting has...
    (CNN)As 17-year-old Simone Jacques welcomed some 10,000 protesters demanding racial justice in San Francisco, she told of how people kept asking whether she and her fellow organizers were part of an "org." "We're just youth who grew up in the city," she said. "We're just people who care and love each other and love each other enough to take care of each other." David Gergen On the opposite coast, Kerrigan Williams and Jacqueline LaBayne, ages 22 and 23, organized a sit-in at the US Capitol by mobilizing the followers of Freedom Fighters DC -- most of whom belong to their Generation Z age group. In Bend, Oregon, 21-year-old Adriana Aquarius organized a local protest in her hometown; in Olean, New York, it was 23-year-old Jamel Burney who took the lead; and in Nashville, Tennessee, six teenagers congregated over 20,000 people to call for an end to systemic racism. And it was a 17-year-old, Darnella Frazier, who filmed and published on social media a white Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee on the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine...
    Dilbert creator Scott Adams explained why the idea of an autonomous zone currently being tried out in downtown Seattle “inspired” him. Appearing on Friday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to comment on the so-called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), where activists have declared their own policeless territory, Adams told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he has turned his “house into an autonomous zone.” But, as it turns out, he’s already “having problems.” WATCH: “I’m running out of food and the U.N. wouldn’t accept me unless I denounce Israel and change my name from Scotland – apparently that’s taken,” Adams joked before explaining that he’s actually “quite interested in their experiment.” “In all seriousness, I am completely in favor of them trying this out because it’s going to be the world’s greatest learning experience,” he said. “The first thing they learned is hey, I think we need some kind of a police force. Then they learned, maybe some kind of a border and you know what would really be good? Food and some kind of a system to make money...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday night that he’s “absolutely convinced” the military would escort President Donald Trump out of the White House if he loses in November, and refuses to leave. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said his “greatest concern” was that Trump would attempt to “steal” the upcoming presidential election. (RELATED: Joe Biden Says Trump Deserves ‘No Credit’ For Job Increases) “It’s my greatest concern. My single greatest concern,” Biden told “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah. “This president is going to try to steal this election. This is a guy who said all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in a primary.” Biden added that he was proud of military leaders and former executive branch officials who criticized Trump’s response to the protests and riots that occurred in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. (RELATED: Here Are The Politicians Refusing To Condemn Calls To Defund The Police) “I was so damn proud,” Biden said. “You have so many rank...
    Prince would have turned 62 on Sunday. For the first time, his estate had planned to hold its annual Paisley Park Celebration event to tie in with the date of his birth, not the anniversary of his death. But that, like everything else, has been delayed into an uncertain future due to the pandemic. One can only imagine what Prince would think about the world right now if he was still around. He’s not, yet his spirit lives on through his music and his fans. While it’s a gift he would not have welcomed, I decided to mark the Purple One’s birthday by ranking his 10 finest albums. If anyone ever tells you they don’t understand why Prince was such a big deal, give them one of these records, a nod and a smile. 10.) “Parade” (1986) “Kiss,” the epic lead single from Prince’s eighth album stands as one of his greatest achievements. It’s the sort of song every musician would love to write, but could never pull off. And, at first, Prince was ready to give it away. In...
    CNBC‘s Jim Cramer said Thursday that that coronavirus pandemic has triggered “one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.” The remark from the network’s “Mad Money” host came amid “ominous” economic data but a rebounding stock market. “How can the market rebound without the economy? Because the market doesn’t represent the economy; it represents the future of big business,” said Cramer. “The bigger the business, the more it moves the major averages.” “And that matters,” he continued, ‘because this is the first recession where big business—along of course with bigger wealth, but that’s not really by show—is coming through virtually unscathed, if not going for the gold.” In contrast, small businesses are “dropping like flies,” Cramer said, attributing those failures to the fact that smaller businesses are struggling to pay rent as “major landlords” don’t appear to be offering relief. “That’s the thing about this pandemic,” Cramer continued, “it’s been one of the greatest wealth transfers in history.” Cramer projected that transfer to have a “horrible effect” on the country. Further, the CNBC host said, “we’ve barely begun to see the impacts” of the pandemic’s economic fallout....
    New York City has been a baseball town since the 19th century. That span has seen countless memorable moments, the majority of which revolve around the longball. Legendary home runs have defined the sport in the city since even before Babe Ruth exploded the dead ball era with his power, and the great roar that accompanied blasts hit by the home teams has provided the Gotham soundtrack. For the moment, that particular music has gone quiet. So let’s take a moment to remember the greatest home runs ever hit by New York players, from the Yanks and Mets to the bygone teams still held dear in the city that never stops loving baseball. 50. Jimmy Hallinan Mutuals vs. Chicago White Stockings June 15, 1876, Union Ground Using the 1876 creation of the National League as our starting point, Hallinan’s dinger, a two-run shot off White Stockings hurler Al Spalding, was the first ever hit by a player wearing a New York uniform. The infielder hit two that season — no other Mutual hit any. 49. Larry Doyle Giants vs. Boston...
    Lou Carnesecca used to say that his recruiting budget was a pocketful of subway tokens. Throw in a Long Island Railroad pass and you had the last St. John’s baseball team — back in 1980 — to reach the College World Series. This was a talented team of New Yorkers under head coach Joe Russo that for five consecutive years either advanced to Omaha, Neb., or came within one game of doing so. The program, led by dynamic sophomore hurlers John Franco and Frank Viola, reached its height in 1980 and may have won it all if Franco, the future All-Star closer who was the co-ace with Viola back then, had been healthy enough to pitch in the Series, which began 40 years ago this month. “If you were a really, really good player in the area, there was only one school you went to,” recalled 1980 tri-captain and pitcher Greg LaCasse. “The tradition spoke for itself and everybody wanted to be a part of it. “The thing that I remember that was really ingrained in us is that as...
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