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    Sportswear giant Adidas is investigating allegations troubled star Kanye West showed members of his Yeezy team explicit images of his then-wife Kim Kardashian and discussed porn openly at work. Members of the team wrote in a letter that they felt 'bullied and intimidated' by West, and accuse their bosses of knowing about his behavior for years yet turning 'their moral compass off.' It comes just weeks after Adidas terminated its relationship with West amid the furor created by the rapper's repeated anti-Semitic remarks.  The shocking accusations were first made in a feature published this week by Rolling Stone. In a statement on the story, Adidas said: 'It is currently not clear whether the accusations made in an anonymous letter are true.'  The statement continued: 'However, we take these allegations very seriously and have taken the decision to launch an independent investigation of the matter immediately to address the allegations.' The new allegations come just weeks after Adidas terminated its relationship with West amid the furor created by the rapper's repeated anti-Semitic remarks Among the new bizarre allegations are that West...
    Kanye West used pornography as a way to intimidate employees of Adidas and Yeezy, including photos and videos of ex-wife Kim Kardashian, an explosive open letter to Adidas executives claims. The letter from former members of West's Yeezy fashion brand also accuses Adidas bosses of turning 'their moral compass off' amid the self-confessed porn addict's alleged spree of inappropriate behavior. A number of damning claims in a report published by Rolling Stone say that West culminated a 'sexualized' atmosphere in which pornography was a constant feature, and often made explicit remarks to female Yeezy and Adidas staffers. Kanye West attends the WSJ Magazine 2019 Innovator Awards at MOMA on Nov. 6, 2019, in New York Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and musician Kanye West split last year after six years of marriage  West told a female Adidas employee in China 'I want you to make me a shoe I can f*ck,' while he also often played porn videos to colleagues - including home-made videos of himself and former wife Kardashian - the report claims. Yeezy was a multi-billion-dollar fashion collaboration between West...
    MANNY PACQUIAO said Floyd Mayweather is "scared to death" of a rematch and accused his boxing rival of being "intimidated". The Filipino icon was beaten by 50-0 Mayweather in 2015, which ended five long years of waiting. 5Manny Pacquiao said Floyd Mayweather is 'scared to death' of a rematchCredit: AP 5Floyd Mayweather ahead of his next exhibition boutCredit: Getty Images - Getty But despite around £500MILLION made, a rematch failed to materialise with both fight legends now retired from the sport. And Pacquaio attempted to goad Mayweather into a sequel after insisting the unbeaten American was afraid of a rematch. He said: “I don’t think that will happen because he’s scared to death to face me in the ring again. “He’s scared. From the beginning he’s felt intimidated [by] me and scared to face me. READ MORE IN BOXINGGET PAC TO IT Pacquiao wants Mayweather rematch seven years after loss and targets UK fight "It might be possible for an exhibition, but I don’t know yet.” Mayweather, 45, has competed in four exhibition bouts since hanging up his gloves after beating...
    Another couple have been stung with an outrageous bill by a notorious beach bar on the idyllic Greek island of Mykonos. Canadian newlyweds Alex and Lindsay Breen, both 30, were staggered to be hit with a €400 bill ($410) at the DK Oyster bar after ducking in for a 'quick snack' on their honeymoon on May 23. The Toronto natives were forced to pay the eyewatering sum after ordering just one beer, one cocktail and a dozen oysters. Recruiter Lindsay said they were in 'disbelief' when saw the tab, as restaurant staff had given them a drinks menu that did not list the prices. The couple also claim that rather than presenting them with the bill at the table, carpenter Alex was taken to a back room to pay and when he asked for a breakdown, they showed him their computer screen which was all in Greek. Lindsay says her new husband settled the bill without arguing as he wanted to avoid a confrontation. 'He definitely felt intimidated and he's the friendliest guy so even if the bill was...
    AJAX star Mohamed Ihattaren is allegedly being “blackmailed, threatened and intimidated” as he was forced to miss the club’s pre-season tour. The 20-year-old is on loan at the Dutch club from Juventus but he has been left out of their training camp to Austria. 2OLDENZAAL, NETHERLANDS – JULY 02: Mohamed Ihattaren of AFC Ajax Celebrates after scoring his teams 2:1 goal during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Ajax and SC Paderborn 07 on July 2, 2022 in Oldenzaal, Netherlands. (Photo by Michael Bulder/NESImages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)Credit: Getty 2Ajax star Mohamed Ihattaren is allegedly ‘being blackmailed, threatened and intimidated’Credit: Getty Ajax announced a list of 29 players that were travelling there on Sunday - but the Netherlands youth international was not named on the list. Team-mates Maarten Stekelenburg and Amourricho van Axel Dongen were also absent as the club said the trio were not fit. However, De Telegraaf’s Mike Verweij claims that the reasons for Ihattaren’s omission are much more worrying. He states that the midfielder has been given time off to deal with private issues. READ MORE FOOTBALLBACK RON...
    'It seems to me that I am the bearer of some kind of immortal message to humankind.’ That was what the author James L. Dickey wrote in his diary during the filming of Deliverance. A rangy, brawling poet from the American deep south, Dickey was drunk a lot of the time, so anything he said should be taken with a pinch of salt. Indeed, the story goes that he liked to wander around muttering: ‘Oh, I’m so big! I’m so damned big!’ He was, at least, telling the truth both literally (he was 6 ft 3 in) and metaphorically. Deliverance, which was based on the writer’s 1970 bestselling debut novel, really was big — despite or because of the scandal it provoked. Released 50 years ago this month, it’s one of those films that, once seen, is hard to forget. Like Lord Of The Flies, it reveals the horrors that human beings are capable of when their very survival is at stake. Set in the southern state of Georgia, Deliverance tells the story of Lewis (played by Burt Reynolds) who...
    The man running former President Donald Trump's social network is promising big things at a time when Truth Social appears to be in dire straits. Devin Nunes, the congressman who left office to become the CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group, talked up his nascent app while downplaying the significance of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk buying the largest stake in Twitter and joining its board. Nunes said on Tuesday that Musk "supposedly" wants to "reopen free speech" on Twitter but knocked the Tesla CEO for "going to a platform that is full of thousands of people that clearly don't like Republicans and are very hardcore left-wing." The interview, which took place on the Just The News — Not Noise show with hosts John Solomon and Amanda Head, took place after Twitter reported that there are no plans to reinstate Trump, who was banned after the Capitol riot, even as Musk tweeted that he is eager to work with the company to "make significant improvements" in the coming months. HOW MUSK COULD USE THE FREE-SPEECH LEVERAGE GRANTED BY...
    ONE SIMPLE movement can give you all the confidence you need when greeting your date for the first time. Dr. Kimberly Moffit, who is a relationship expert, shared how the "upper hug" move will instantly make you come off much more confident. 4One woman shared how to confidently greet menCredit: TikTok 4She uses the 'upper hug' which is when a woman goes right for the shoulders in a hugCredit: Getty Moffit said she frequently attends events full of "arrogant a**holes" and is usually the only woman in the room. "If there is a man there who needs to be taken down a peg, I do a move called the upper hug," she said. "This move is so powerful that it can make even the most confident man squirm." Moffit explained that if a man comes in for a hug, she goes straight for his shoulders. Read more on relationshipsINSTANT ICK I’m a relationship expert & there are 5 things women do that turn guys offCAUSE A STINK I don't want my husband near me & we haven’t had sex for...
    Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday on The View that she believed former President Donald Trump was afraid of Russian leader Vladimir Putin - which was why he constantly complimented him.  'Honestly, I think he feared him. I think he was afraid of him. I think the man intimidated him, because Putin, he's a scary man,' Grisham said. 'I also think he admired him greatly. I think he wanted to be able to kill whoever spoke out against him.'   Grisham said that she believed Trump would have told Vladimir Putin to 'go for it' as the Russian leader eyed an invasion of Ukraine.  Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday on The View that she believed former President Donald Trump was afraid of Russian leader Vladimir Putin 'He really admired Putin and I saw that firsthand,' Grisham said. 'I saw him say to Putin "Hey I'm going to be tough on you in front of the cameras, you understand, and once the cameras are gone, we'll have a real conversation,"' Grisham added, recalling a conversation...
    The daughter of a British aid worker killed by the 'Islamic State Beatles' says she felt 'nothing but disgust' when she came face-to-face with one of the men accused of conspiring to murder her father. Bethany Haines, 24, whose father David was taken hostage and killed in Syria in 2014, told an ITV News documentary of how she stared down the terror suspect at a courtroom in Virginia, US.  While attending the court hearing of El Shafee Elsheikh, who is due to stand trial in January next year, the young mother recalled how he chillingly stared 'right into my eyes'.   In the documentary The ISIS 'Beatles': Blood On Their Hands, she said: 'He was masked. And so I couldn't really tell what his facial expression was. 'He just stared right into my eyes and I stared back. I'm not going to be intimidated by him. I'm not going to look away.  'You know, I've nothing to be ashamed of. He's the one who's got to be intimidated or embarrassed.'  
    The daughter of a British aid worker killed by the 'Islamic State Beatles' says she felt 'nothing but disgust' when she came face-to-face with one of the men accused of conspiring to murder her father. Bethany Haines, 24, whose father David was taken hostage and killed in Syria in 2014, told an ITV News documentary of how she stared down the terror suspect at a courtroom in Virginia, US.  While attending the court hearing of El Shafee Elsheikh, who is due to stand trial in January next year, the young mother recalled how he chillingly stared 'right into my eyes'.   In the documentary The ISIS 'Beatles': Blood On Their Hands, she said: 'He was masked. And so I couldn't really tell what his facial expression was. 'He just stared right into my eyes and I stared back. I'm not going to be intimidated by him. I'm not going to look away.  'You know, I've nothing to be ashamed of. He's the one who's got to be intimidated or embarrassed.'  
    Demonstrators hold bound flags of the European Union and Poland during the demonstration.SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images EU and Polish officials on Tuesday clashed over a recent court ruling, making public a bitter disagreement over the rule of law and the fundamental principles of the political and economic union. Earlier this month, Poland's highest court ruled that parts of EU law are in direct conflict with its own constitution — in essence challenging the foundations of the EU in a way that has never been done before. This comes at a time when the EU, as a whole, is dealing with a severe energy crisis, trade disputes and a soul-searching exercise over defense and security policies. "We have been concerned about the independence of the [Polish] judiciary for some time," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the European Parliament Tuesday, adding that "unfortunately the situation has worsened." Von der Leyen, who now needs to decide what course of action to take, said she is "deeply concerned" about the situation in Poland. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki...
    The NSBA letter cited more than 20 examples of disorderly conduct or protests at school board meetings that involved intimidation, threats, or violence, likening these incidents to "domestic terrorism" or "hate crimes." Critics blasted the letter and the DOJ's response, accusing the Biden administration of demonizing concerned parents and arguing it is not the role of the federal government to police school board meetings and that local law enforcement is more then capable of handling threats against school officials. "I have to say, this will backfire. If intimidation works, America has fallen a long time ago," Van Fleet said. "I do have a question: What's [the] next step? Is the Tiananmen Square crackdown the next, or the parents who one day risked their lives just to speak out for the children? That's why I'm here," she added. Van Fleet's son graduated from Loudoun High School in 2015. She said protesting parents must not be intimidated because their children's futures are at stake. "For me, I'm fighting it because it is about our future. The future of this...
    California Rep. Darrell Issa announced his office had successfully evacuated an elderly couple trapped in Afghanistan Wednesday  An elderly couple trapped in Afghanistan is returning to San Diego after weeks of being 'harassed and intimidated' by the Taliban, a congressman from California reported. 'This is a cause for celebration and the result of almost countless hours of work under very difficult conditions,' Rep. Darrell Issa announced in a statement Wednesday.  'Our team simply would not give up, and today it paid off and we got them home.' The couple, who are in their 80s, are among the 33 members of his district he says he has helped escape the country after the Taliban seized control. Their names were withheld to protect Afghan relatives still living in the country.  Further details on how they escaped have not been shared, in an attempt to keep future evacuees safe. Americans and Afghan refugees have managed to flee on charter flights and overland to neighboring countries.   Issa's office reported that the couple had tried for weeks to get through Taliban checkpoints in Kabul...
    A MUM has blasted her kids’ school for its strict uniform policy where she claims teachers lined up pupils "as if they were in the army" to check they are obeying the rules. Tracey Bell, whose 14-year-old daughter Molly says children feel "humiliated, embarrassed and intimidated" by the repeated uniform checks. 3The livid mum has hit out at the super strict uniform rulesCredit: Google Earth Some parents have said their children's uniform infringements at Benton Park School, Leeds, include trousers being "too stretchy" or "too short", reported LeedsLive. Tracey told the outlet: "The children are picked on from the minute that they walk in the school gates at 8.15am. "Teachers telling them they have issues with ties, blazers, shoes, trousers, hair, jewellery, make-up etc... once they are on school grounds and in the building." She claimed "told to line up outside their form rooms" while staff checked on the uniforms — like as though they were "in the army". Those not conforming to correct standards of uniforms, she claimed, are sent to isolation for the day. She added that if "an...
    Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens had nothing but the utmost praise for Nicki Minaj on Tuesday night. Minaj, you’ve probably heard by now, posted a series of tweets about the vaccines on Monday. She said she would likely get the vaccine eventually, and said other people should get the jab, but she raised questions about side effects of the vaccine and promoted the dubious claim that her cousin’s friend’s testicles swelled up because of the vaccine. The rapper has been roundly criticized for that commentary — including a world leader and Dr. Anthony Fauci — but Carlson immediately touted her tweets Monday night. He followed up Tuesday, issuing a brief correction because a Monday night graphic said it was the cousin’s testicles and not the cousin’s friend’s testicles. Carlson went on to claim that people are mad because of her telling people to make the decision themselves, and not because of her spreading an unproven claim about vaccine side effects. He brought up Joy Reid’s commentary (referring to her as “the crazed race lady”) and went out of his way to laugh...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – Two prominent election lawyers have joined forces to launch a network providing free legal assistance to election officials who have faced threats during and after the 2020 election. Democrat Bob Bauer, former White House counsel in the Obama administration, and Ben Ginsberg, a leading Republican election lawyer who represented President George W. Bush’s campaign, on September 8 announced the creation of the Election Official Legal Defense Network. READ MORE: Discover DFW: The Foundry District In Fort Worth The group will help election officials with a range of issues — from protecting themselves and their families against threats to navigating partisan subpoenas and a raft of new state laws that impose criminal and civil penalties on election officials who fail to comply with their provisions. The network will be managed by an existing non-profit group, the nonpartisan Center for Election Innovation & Research. “We see now, still to this day, death threats and other threats being targeted at the professional election officials at the state and local level, and even their families now, even though we are...
                        The Daily Caller News Foundation interviewed Iranian-Christian Dimis Christophy, a Loudoun County, Virginia parent who unleashed on his child’s woke public school board during a meeting on August 10th. TRANSCRIPT: Christophy: Just to clear up, I know, King and Queen are not pronouns. I get it. Okay. There’s a lot of people that go, they’re not pronouns. I know that. But you have to realize if because it’s not just pronouns. People are coming out telling me, hey I’m a Mermaid. I’m a cat. I’m a dog. I’m this, I’m that. Who says there’s a limitation on the pronouns at this point or what to be called? So I was like, hey, if that’s what you’re going to do, this is how you’re going to address my kids. And this is how you’re going to address me if you’re hearing my speech. And I said these are not your children. These are my children. My kids don’t go to school to sit in a classroom and the teacher...
    On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) stated President Joe Biden’s vow that the terrorists responsible for the attack on the Kabul airport will pay for the attack “are as hollow as his heart and his head.” And said he doesn’t believe the president’s vow that he won’t be intimidated because the attack on the airport “happened precisely because he was intimidated.” Mast said, “It’s hollow. His words are as hollow as his heart and his head. That’s the truth of it. All of this goes back to missteps from the very beginning. You look at everything that’s gone on here, they’ve been messaging for the last week the exact opposite of what’s in the world. He said today he wasn’t going to be intimidated. This happened precisely because he was intimidated. Every step that he’s taken has been because he has been intimidated along the way, he’s been worried about optics along the way. He’s been worried about not having this appear as a combat mission along the way. He’s been worried about getting out...
    Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) reacted with disgust to the deadly attacks in Kabul that left 13 U.S. service members and dozens of civilians dead on Thursday. Appearing on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Mast, who lost both legs serving in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army, said he’s “shed a good amount of tears” over the attacks. He took issue with President Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal of U.S. forces and civilians in Afghanistan. “I’ve got a lot of rage going through me and truly, against this president.” U.S. Central Command said the attacks were carried out by ISIS-K, a branch of the Islamic State that operates in central Asia. Intelligence officials had warned that the group posed a danger to ongoing evacuation efforts at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. “The threat is real,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Sunday. Blitzer asked Mast for his reaction to Biden’s address to the nation after the attacks in which he told those responsible, “We will hunt you down and make you pay.” “It’s hollow,” said Mast....
    Property tycoon Mohamed Hadid is calling for a mistrial in his Los Angeles mega-mansion case, claiming he was 'humiliated, traumatized and intimidated' after a juror accused him of secretly taking cell phone photos of the judge in his case. The strange twist during the fifth week of his trial is detailed in new court documents obtained by DailyMail.com - in which the embattled developer's attorneys describe a 'loathsome and bizarre spectacle' occurred at the Santa Monica courtroom Monday.   Lawyer Christopher Pitet claimed 'a group of intimidating uniformed Sheriff's deputies' and two plain-clothes cops, 'formed a ring around Hadid and his two daughters as Judge Lawrence Cho suddenly took the stand and announced an 'investigation' to determine whether Hadid had committed the serious crime of photographing Judge Craig Karlan earlier in the day.'    Mohamed Hadid was seen arriving at the Santa Monica Courthouse alongside his attorney Jeff Reeves, before taking the stand at his trial on August 12. The ongoing trial is the culmination of a years-long dispute with his Hadid's neighbors over his illegally-built monster mansion Neighbors have long complained that the...
    With The Sopranos prequel film - The Many Saints Of Newark - slated to finally premiere in theaters and on HBO Max in October, fans and people involved in the original series have been reminiscing about the impact of the hit crime drama.  Former stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) sat down with Robert Patrick (Davey Scatino) on their podcast Talking Sopranos, where they discussed the greatness of late leading man James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano).    During their chat, Patrick, a 62-year-old veteran actor of some 250 films and TV roles, praised Gandolfini, confessing that he was 'intimidated' and 'scared' after they shot their dramatic scene where Tony goes to collect a poker debt from Davey in the season two episode titled, The Happy Wanderer. Revealing: Robert Patrick confessed James Gandolfini 'intimidated' and 'scared' him after their epic scene together where Tony Soprano beats up high school buddy Davey Scatino After talking about what led to him to land the role of Davey Scatino, Patrick mentioned that his acting coach suggested he talk to Gandolfini before filming and tell...
    Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie is celebrating her 10-year milestone at NBC. The veteran news personality also recently took on the gig of a lifetime as a guest host of the iconic quiz show Jeopardy but, even with all her years in the business, Savannah revealed she was 'nervous and intimidated.' Guthrie sat down for an exclusive chat with her good friend and DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts to dish on what it was like stepping in for Alex Trebek - and her excitement about covering the Tokyo Olympics next month. News maker: Savannah Guthrie sat down with DailyMailTV host Thomas Roberts to dish on what it was like stepping in for Alex Trebek - and her excitement about covering the Tokyo Olympics next month 'It's so different, actually, than what we do on The Today Show,' Savannah explained of Jeopardy. 'I was intimidated. I was nervous and it was challenging,' she admitted. 'And there was a part of me when I was starting out thinking, why am I doing this? You know, this is so outside my comfort zone....
    Kelley Paul, wife of Republican Sen. Rand Paul, blasted into critics who have advocated for violence against her and her family in response to her husband’s politics. “I got the death threat letter and called the FBI,” Kelley Paul said in a Twitter thread Monday. “This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by @ReallyAmerican1, a Dem PAC that pays thugs like @mmpadellan to celebrate the assault that nearly killed Rand. @DNC ignores. @richardmarx was inciting more violence.” DRUG OVERDOSES KILLED TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST YEAR THAN COVID, WITH 2021 ON TRACK TO BE WORSE Earlier this week, an envelope with white powder and a death threat was sent to the Pauls Kentucky home. “Just this weekend,” Paul continued. “For years people like @BetteMidler have cheered Rand’s horrific attack and serious injuries. The former teacher of the year @RodRobinsonRVA tweeted that Rand’s attacker was a 'hero' and urged Mitch McConnell’s neighbors to 'step up'. Why is he still teaching?” Just this weekend. For years people like @BetteMidler have cheered Rand’s horrific attack and serious...
    Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s wife Kelley ripped into critics calling for violence against her family. In a series of tweets posted late Monday, Paul said that she had gotten a suspicious package with a death threat letter and informed the FBI — but then went on to say that such an occurrence was far from rare. (RELATED: ‘I’ll Finish What Your Neighbor Started’: FBI Investigating After Rand Paul Receives Suspicious Package With Death Threat) She named several specific offenders — including a Democratic PAC, and singers Richard Marx and Bette Midler — who she said had repeatedly cheered the neighbor who attacked and nearly killed the Kentucky Senator outside his home several years earlier. I got the death threat letter and called the FBI. This kind of violent threat is fomented against Rand daily by @ReallyAmerican1 , a Dem PAC that pays thugs like @mmpadellan to celebrate the assault that nearly killed Rand. @DNC ignores. @richardmarx was inciting more violence — Kelley Paul (@KelleyAshbyPaul) May 25, 2021 Paul also noted that a former Teacher of the Year award winner...
    KATE Moss has admitted the world of modelling is toxic and claims she has been made to feel "terribly uncomfortable" and intimidated on photoshoots. The supermodel, 47, was scouted aged 14 and said she was put in difficult situations because photographers often wanted her to strip off. 5Kate Moss has said the world of modelling is 'toxic'Credit: Rex Features Reflecting on the dark side of the industry, she said: "There were many shoots in the early days where I felt terribly uncomfortable. "I think everyone understands the lifespan of a model, and the fact you will be starting young. "That was the case with me, but even so there were some photographers who wouldn’t agree to shoot you unless there was a nude element. That was very common then and still is now. "For a very young woman that could be incredibly intimidating." 5The supermodel was scouted when she was just 14. Pictured above in 1995Credit: Getty Images - Getty Her comments follow a string of accusations made by models against photographers during the #MeToo reckoning. Last month Daisy Lowe,...
    Republican Senator Bill Cassidy joined in with at least two Democrats who are calling for a 9/11-style commission to investigate the January 6 Capitol riot – as he insisted Sunday Donald Trump 'wanted lawmakers to be intimated' by the mob. 'I think there should be a complete investigation about what happened on January 6,' Cassidy told ABC's 'This Week'. 'Why was there not more law enforcement, National Guard already mobilized, what was known, who knew it, and when they knew it, all that, because that builds the basis so this never happens again in the future.' Cassidy was one of the seven Republican senators who voted Saturday with Democrat to convict Trump for the article of impeachment for 'incitement of insurrection'. The Louisianan Republican told ABC News' George Stephanopoulous on Sunday that Trump's actions on that day fits in with the definition of incitement. 'I listened very carefully to all the arguments. But if you describe insurrection as I did, as an attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power, we can see the president for two months after the...
    Moscow (CNN)"Do you know that we can beat you so hard that you will be urinating blood? And there won't be any traces -- you won't be able to prove anything," Peter Sokovykh recalls a police officer screaming into his face as he found himself in a tiny room with six security officers in a St. Petersburg police station.Just a few hours before this scene, in Russia's second-largest city, Sokovykh was detained on January 31 for taking part in a demonstration in support of jailed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny.Sokovykh says the detention was sudden and harsh: he was checking his phone as someone he believed to be a plainclothes officer pushed him onto the road. Sokovykh said he was then grabbed by his hair and coat by men in protective equipment and dragged into a police van. Kremlin critic Navalny in court as EU official makes controversial trip to Russia What followed, said Sokovykh, was "an eternity" of questioning. He says the police were trying to make him "crack," to falsely confess to being paid by a foreign...
    After hitting its latest all-time high above $ 40,000, Bitcoin crashed after observing a seemingly stronger US dollar. Bitcoin faints against the US dollar Over the past 24 hours, the leading crypto is down 8.27%, according to data from CoinMarketCap. However, the drop was even worse given that at one point Bitcoin hit a low of $ 32,000. This is how, in the last 24 hours, the crypto lost approximately $ 9,000 in a matter of hours, once again demonstrating its ability to be volatile. However, the consequences were not exclusive to Bitcoin. The crypto market lost approximately $ 140 billion in capitalization. We must bear in mind that the fall of the leading crypto occurs in a context marked by political uncertainty as investors are attentive to a possible impeachment of President Donald Trump. Also, according to Business Insider, Rabobank strategists explained that “the stronger dollar and higher bond yields also caused a drop in Bitcoin and gold prices this morning.” Furthermore, according to Scott Minerd, global chief investment officer at investment giant Guggenheim...
    ‘Cult mom’ Lori Vallow, the Idaho mother charged in relation to the murders of her two children, has filed a motion with the state to disqualify the prosecuting attorney in her trial over allegations he coerced and intimidated a key witness. According to court documents filed in Fremont County on Tuesday, Vallow’s attorney Mark Means accuses special counsel Robert Wood of committing ‘prosecutorial misconduct’ by coaching witness Summer Shiflet – Vallow’s biological sister – during an October phone call. ‘The recording clearly illustrates Mr. Wood’s attempt to coerce, unduly influence, coach, and or intimidate said material witness to this case,’ the documents state. Means also accuses Wood of violating Vallow’s rights after ‘discussing matters that support the state’s position of the case,’ with another witness, Zulema Pastenes, at around the same time. ‘The prosecutor engaged in coercive, unduly influence, coaching, and intimidating tactics to manipulate a material witness in this case,’ Means wrote of Wood, adding that he believes the alleged conduct could constitute witness tampering. Vallow’s attorney Mark Means (right) accuses special counsel Robert Wood of committing...
    Lockdown is a blunt, indiscriminate policy that forces the poorest and most vulnerable people to bear the brunt of the fight against coronavirus. As an infectious diseases epidemiologist, I believe there has to be a better way.  That is why, earlier this month, with two other international scientists, I co-authored a proposal for an alternative approach — one that shields those most at risk while enabling the rest of the population to resume their ordinary lives to some extent. I expected debate and disagreement about our ideas, published as the Great Barrington Declaration. Professor Sunetra Gupta (pictured) said at the heart of their proposal is the recognition that mass lockdowns cause enormous damage for the poorest and disadvantaged  As a scientist, I would welcome that. After all, science progresses through its ideas and counter-ideas. But I was utterly unprepared for the onslaught of insults, personal criticism, intimidation and threats that met our proposal. The level of vitriol and hostility, not just from members of the public online but from journalists and academics, has horrified me. I am not...
    There’s one thing we’ve forgotten to mention about political intimidation of the Supreme Court. It works. On the right, and among those who respect history, tradition, and stability, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s court-packing gambit is remembered as a welcome rejection of radicalism: At the pinnacle of his influence, the most powerful president of the 20th century could not prevail on his scheme to expand the Supreme Court and fill it with like-minded, politically willful progressives, even though his party controlled both houses of Congress by decisive margins. Yet, on the left, and especially among Alinskyites schooled in the extortionate leveraging of power, the court-packing threat is remembered as a triumph. It provoked the famous “switch in time that saved nine”: Fearful that FDR would follow through and destroy the court’s standing as a rule-of-law institution, the court — led by Justice Owen Roberts — dramatically shifted, upholding the New Deal it had been stalling, and ushering in the foundations of progressive governance. SUPREME COURT DECISION TO HOLD OFF REVIEWING PENNSYLVANIA ELECTION CASE COULD IMPACT LEGAL STRATEGY Credible court-packing threats by the left...
    MEGHAN Markle’s former Suits co-star Patrick J Adams has admitted he is “too intimidated” to contact her now.  Patrick, 39, who played Meghan’s on-screen love interest said that he has “pure fear” over speaking to her now she is the Duchess of Sussex.  6Meghan Markle's former Suits co-star Patrick J Adams has admitted he is now 'too intimidated' to contact herCredit: Getty - Contributor Speaking to the Radio Times, Patrick said: "Quite frankly, I think I'm intimidated. I have no doubt I could pick up the phone and call her at any moment, but I don't know what I would say. "After our children were born, there were some texts sent and gifts sent, but I guess I'm a little scared. I think it's pure fear. "I guess I'm scared about the idea of breaking through whatever walls exist to have that conversation." Patrick, who was invited to Meghan and Harry’s royal wedding, said that observing Meghan’s life change from an actress to royalty has been “wild.” 6Patrick said he has 'pure fear' about speaking to Meghan now she is...
    (L-R) Director Antonio Campos and Robert Pattinson on the set of "The Devil All the Time." Netflix "The Devil All the Time" director Antonio Campos spoke to Insider about how he made his movie that stars some of Hollywood's brightest talents. The movie, based on the thrilling Donald Ray Pollock novel, stars Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan, Mia Wasikowska, and others. Campos said the key is making sure the actors you cast aren't — as he put it — "divas." Also, he hadn't seen Tom Holland as Spider-Man until after he made the movie. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Though director Antonio Campos has been making movies for over 15 years, his latest, "The Devil All the Time," marks the first time that he's working with legitimate movie stars. Known for making gritty indies that examine the human condition with dark performances and lush photography, he's been able to bring along actors like Rebecca Hall (2016's "Christine"), Brady Corbet (2012's "Simon Killer"), and a then-unknown Ezra Miller (2008's "Afterschool"). But with...
    STRANGER Things star Maya Hawke has admitted her fear that she'd 'ruin' season three of the sci-fi series during her Netflix debut. The 22-year-old who plays Robyn Buckley, confessed she felt 'really intimidated' and wanted to please the show's hardcore fans. 3Maya Hawke joined the show in season 3 Maya was one of the later additions to the cast when she joined Stranger Things in its third season. Her role saw her introduced as Steve Harrington's (Joe Keery) new ice cream shop co-worker. During the season, viewers watch as their friendship develops and Robyn eventually comes out to him as gay. On her debut, Maya told Netflix Queue: "It was definitely a relief. I was so nervous. 3She admitted she felt nervous about her debut "Whenever you enter a big show like that, where the characters are so beloved and any new presence can sometimes seem like a threat, it’s always a risk." She admitted: "I am a big fan of a lot of TV shows, and whenever they bring in new characters, I’m almost like, 'Are you going...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City What’s quite interesting on both sides of the aisle leaning towards the traditional zone of the Democratic party, is the fear attached to the ideas of a superstar progressive by the name of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Just by the sheer utter of her name it’s clear that there’s confidence attached to the popular representative. Her youth and attractive attributes obviously contribute to her intellect and influence across the country, and aid in the criticism plunged at her ever so unapologetically. The key to breaking down why the conservatives along with liberals are so intolerant of A.O.C can be tied down to how Millennials differ from their mothers, fathers and grandparents.  Being a progressive in this strict two-party system can be isolating. What’s been highlighted through A.O.C’s political preferences, and her comradery with Senator Bernie Sanders, is how hypocritical the Democratic party can be. Optics are very important for both Conservatives and Democrats, but what’s frustrating is the blatant disregard for actual...
    As the Supreme Court nears the end of its 2019-2020 term, it is becoming increasingly questionable whether the “conservative majority” that Trump appointees Gorsuch and Kavanaugh were supposed to have ushered in actually exists. Ever since his legally convoluted majority opinion upholding Obamacare against serious constitutional challenge eight years ago, Chief Justice John Roberts has provided conservatives plenty of reason to suspect he is not the “conservative” jurist in whom many had pinned hopes. However, a handful of decisions by the Court in the past two months have raised new red flags that the problems with the “conservative” majority run deeper than a single jurist. An additional concern is that recent public threats by leading Democrat senators directed against the Court’s Republican-appointed justices might well have intimidated some of them into tempering their views. The refusal in late April by a majority of the nine justices to decide a Second Amendment case out of New York City that was ripe for such action was the first of these red flags. It came as no surprise that Roberts joined the majority...
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Backyard camping has a certain brilliance to it that goes beyond experiencing nature. If something goes wrong, your house is just paces away. “If it all falls apart and blows up on you, you just go inside,” said Kevin Hill, owner of Uncle Lem’s Outfitters, an outdoors clothing and equipment store in Pigeon Forge. “So, there’s no reason for it to be an intimidating experience, because you’re in your own backyard.” Hill’s family enjoyed backyard camping in April as part of an event organized by Trail Life USA, a church-based boys youth group with an outdoors focus that is an alternative to Boy Scouts. TOP STORIES California sheriffs deputy killed in ambush; 2 officers wounded Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial defaced by vandals in rioting Backyard camping can be particularly appealing amid social distancing if you don’t want to deal with crowded campgrounds or if it’s frustrating to secure a campsite when reservations fill up well in advance. Here are some backyard camping tips. YOU NEED A TENT It’s...
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