Friday, July 21, 2017

Why the moaning? If anything can halt capitalism’s fat cats, it’s Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn is not the first leader of the Labour party to have form as a Eurosceptic. Hugh Gaitskell was so fearful of the drive for European political union that he warned about Britain ending a thousand years of history as an independent state. Clement Attlee was no big fan of what was then called the common market either....

Charlize Theron on ‘Atomic Blonde’ sex scene with a woman: ‘It was really easy’

Action junkies everywhere are eagerly awaiting the release of “Atomic Blonde” later this month. Now, the film’s star is opening up about her role in the film, particularly her steamy sex scene with her female co-star. Anyone who watched the action-packed trailer for the film likely took note of Theron's flirtation and sex scene with actress Sofia Boutella's character....

Clive Cox books Gerald Mosse for Heartache ride in Prix Robert Papin

Heartache, one of the most impressive winners at the Royal meeting last month when she stormed clear in the Queen Mary Stakes, will have a new jockey in her saddle but just five rivals to beat when she lines up for the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday. Four of the declared runners for the race...

Nothing about the Trump presidency is normal. Keep remembering that

Right after the November 2016 election, one often heard the promise, by Donald’s Trump’s opponents, never to allow his presidency to become normalized, to seem acceptable or routine. Trump’s bullying style, his ignorance of the US constitution, the rhetoric of his campaign – anti-immigrant, racist, misogynistic, mocking a free press and free speech – should (and would) continue to...

The next HBO show from the “Game of Thrones” team will start a civil war

HBO just released a statement confirming that “Game of Thrones” producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are already in development on their next series for the network, “Confederate.” Damn if it isn’t ever the hottest hot potato ever to come down the premium-cable pike. The statement reads: “‘Confederate’ chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The...

Clara Labs nabs $7M Series A as it positions its AI assistant to meet the needs of enterprise teams

Clara Labs, creator of the Clara AI assistant, is announcing a $7 million Series A this morning led by Basis Set Ventures. Slack Fund also joined in the round alongside existing investors Sequoia and First Round. The startup will be looking to further differentiate within the crowded field of email-centric personal assistants by building in features and integrations to...

Australian dig finds evidence of Aboriginal habitation up to 80,000 years old

A groundbreaking archaeological discovery in Australia’s north has extended the known length of time Aboriginal people have inhabited the continent to at least 65,000 years. The findings on about 11,000 artefacts from Kakadu national park, published on Thursday in the Nature journal, prove Indigenous people have been in Australia for far longer than the much-contested estimates of between 47,000...

Drax looking at ‘coal-free future’ as it reveals £83m pre-tax loss

The operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%. Drax Group, which runs a coal and biomass plant in North Yorkshire, boosted its earnings to £121m from £70m last year, due to its acquisition...

Massive wildfire in Mariposa County threatens power supply to Yosemite National Park

A wildfire burning in central California grew overnight and is threatening several hundred structures. A massive wildfire in Mariposa County triggered a new round of evacuations Tuesday as flames threatened power lines that feed Yosemite National Park, officials said. The 19,600-acre Detwiler fire, which is burning east of Lake McClure, grew overnight as more than 700 firefighters trudged through...

Here’s what we know about the Marcus Morris assault case

Marcus Morris (right) high-fives his twin brother, Markieff. Marcus Morris, who the Celtics received in return for Avery Bradley, has a lot to offer on the court. The durable 6-foot-9 forward offers the team size, decent three-point shooting, and a proven defensive record against arguably the league’s most unstoppable player. But Morris also arrives in Boston with potential off-court...

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Why the moaning? If anything can halt capitalism’s fat cats, it’s Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn is not the first leader of the Labour party to have form as a Eurosceptic. Hugh Gaitskell was so fearful of the...

Charlize Theron on ‘Atomic Blonde’ sex scene with a woman: ‘It was really easy’

Action junkies everywhere are eagerly awaiting the release of “Atomic Blonde” later this month. Now, the film’s star is opening up about her role...

Clive Cox books Gerald Mosse for Heartache ride in Prix Robert Papin

Heartache, one of the most impressive winners at the Royal meeting last month when she stormed clear in the Queen Mary Stakes, will have...

A half-mile stretch of rail track in Philadelphia has become a refuge for hundreds of heroin addicts. Next week the city will clear out the tracks, so where will the users go?

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