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Ted Cruz calls out the NBA for “shameless retreating” after Houston Rockets GM tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters

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On Friday, the general manager of the Houston Rockets put out this tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters: Well that apparently didn’t go over well with the owner of the . . .
          

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Stephen Schwartz!

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album "Wildflowers." They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Motown, "Bye Bye Birdie," and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "The Baker's Wife," "Working," "Rags," and "The Prince of Egypt." He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Enchanted."

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

SpaceX: Falcon 9 verrà lanciato sulla luna nel 2021

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Un lander lunare privato è pronto per la sua prima missione sulla luna. Il robot terrestre Nova-C, costruito da Intuitive Machines con sede a Houston, lancerà in cima a un razzo SpaceX Falcon 9 su un volo sponsorizzato dalla NASA nel 2021, i rappresentanti di entrambe le compagnie hanno annunciato il 2 ottobre. “Siamo onorati […]

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Phoenix Suns vs Minnesota Timberwolves, Oct 08, 2019 – Preview, Where to Watch, Score

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NBA, Phoenix – Minnesota, Tuesday, 10:00 pm ET Score, Highlights Short Preview Phoenix has a small chance of making playoffs (14%). Minnesota has a chance of making playoffs (47%), has a very small chance of making finals (99% 55% 27% Houston Rockets 99% 35% 23% Milwaukee Bucks >99% 26% 10% Denver Nuggets 90% 7% 4%…
          

The NBA is facing a clash between its business interests and brand identity in China

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The league finds itself caught between a Chinese rock and a democratic hard place.

Yesterday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted—then quickly deleted—an image that said “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” in support of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets are one of the most popular NBA teams in China, so Morey’s tweet did not go over well with the government there, many fans, and the team’s Chinese sponsors and business partners. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta quickly responded with a tweet of his own.

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From Houston, Going Viral: Arab-American Comedian Mo Amer Gets A Netflix Special

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From Texas Standard . Comedian Mo Amer calls Houston home and he’s coming to Austin next month to record his first hour-long Netflix comedy special. He’s been called a pioneer of Arab-American standup and he’s toured for years with Dave Chappelle.
          

President Donald Trump Plans A Texas GOP Fundraising Trip

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From Texas Standard. On May 31, President Donald Trump will be back in Texas for lunch – $5,000 per plate – with well heeled Houstonians, then that evening he’ll preside at a dinner in Dallas.
          

Progressive: I&E Designer

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competitive: Progressive: Essential Job Duties:Perform as a member of the Facilities Engineering Team, and contribute to the Design effort for multidiscipline projectsPerform A Houston, USA
          

DPS - DLD - License Splst II, Reg Ops - TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY - Houston, TX

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Communicating with external and internal customers; Ability to use standard office equipment such as a calculator or adding machine, automated equipment and… $3,026 a month
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NBA's Chinese business interests clash with free speech in Hong Kong tweet controversy

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It started with a tweet from the Houston Rockets' general manager -- words of support for the protests in Hong Kong -- that prompted swift backlash from Chinese financial backers. How the league then handled the conflict between its business in China and its approach toward free speech and human rights has set off a firestorm of reaction. Amna Nawaz talks with Mike Pesca, host of "The Gist."
          

NBA's Chinese social media account reinterprets official statement about a Hong Kong tweet

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a now-deleted image that read "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong."
          

Rockets general manager's Hong Kong comments anger China

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China's official basketball association says it will suspend co-operation with the Houston Rockets following a tweet by the NBA team's general manager in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.


          

Full-time Bilingual Receptionist/Scheduler - Cole Health - San Antonio, TX

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Cole Health is about bringing hope and changing lives here and around the world. Cole Health has been serving the Houston community for more than 10 years.
From Cole Health - Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:31:26 GMT - View all San Antonio, TX jobs
          

NBA blacklash in China shows the long-term struggle between US and China: Strategas analyst

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Dan Clifton, Head of Policy Research at Strategas Research Partners, joins "The Exchange" to discuss backlash the NBA is facing in China after the Houston Rockets general manager tweeted his support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

A Grip on Sports: Every sport seems to have some sort of presence in October, which makes weekends pretty fun

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A GRIP ON SPORTS • A weird confluence of American sporting events occurred over the weekend and you might not even have noticed it. Just call it the overlap weekend and move on.

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• Winter may be the season of ice and snow, spring of rebirth and summer of the lazy day, but fall? Fall is special. It’s when everything in the sporting world intersects.

It’s hard to think of a better example than yesterday.

The NFL dominated, of course, as it would no matter which of the 52 Sundays it is. But it wasn’t alone on the stage.

The MLS held its final competitions of the regular season, deciding which teams would make the playoffs and where they would be slotted. All the games were played at the same time, forcing fans to continually check scores in the afternoon hours.

The NBA continued its preseason preparations, which included an international incident of some import.

The NHL season is underway, with the regular season just a prelude to one of the best playoffs in all professional sports. Unless, you know, your team is based in Canada.

Golf is actually in the midst of the 2020 season, even as we wait for the Presidents Cup to fill our team match-play competition desire before 2019 hits the 19th hole.

And baseball? It’s rolling toward its finale, as summer held on in the Eastern part of the nation and the Nationals bullpen couldn’t hold off the Dodgers.

No matter which sport you love beyond all others, be it boxing, horse racing, college hoops or even tennis, there was something going on in the weekend just past. And not just some always some exhibition, even though, as Kansas’ basketball program discovered, too much of that can cause problems.

Yesterday, for example, we sat in front of the TV for a couple hours and watched, in order of excitement, the RedZone, baseball playoffs, a soccer match from Portland and Kevin Na make a whole bunch of long putts.

It was the Granny’s Buffet of sports. And it was all you could consume.

• What’s ahead this week?

Well, baseball continues its playoffs, with the Braves and Dodgers seemingly headed toward a National League showdown reminiscent of the 1980s, and the Yankees and Astros, both winners of 100-plus games, doing the same in the American League.

College football features a whole bunch of big games Saturday, including what was once the greatest intersectional rivalry in sports (USC vs. Notre Dame). The Cougars also return to the field with a new man (or men) in charge of their defense.

The NFL continues its regular season, as the Seahawks prepare to play the Cleveland Browns (and I read up on the correct way to grill a kielbasa). Will this be the week Russell Wilson finally throws an interception and the national pundits can declare him “overrated?”

Winter may be just around the next bend but, for a while at least, we can forget about it. Our thoughts can be on the smorgasbord of sports we have to consume. What a great way to fatten up for the cold ahead.  

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WSU: Not a lot in the football arena today, but the soccer team did score a big win in the Bay Area on a golden goal. … Elsewhere in the Pac-12 and around the nation, there are a whole bunch of teams still undefeated after five weeks of the football season. They all have made their way near the top of the Associated Press Top 25. … Washington’s passing offense seems to have stalled recently. How did that happen? … Oregon State’s offense seems to be on fire, though it’s hard to tell after the Beavers just played a woeful UCLAdefense. We will know more after they play Utah this weekend. The 15th-ranked Utes are coming off a bye. … Don’t expect Chip Kelly to quit. … Oregon may have struggled a bit against California, but everyone does. … Arizona is atop the South Division standings. That is all. … USC travels to South Bend this weekend.

Gonzaga: Mark Few spoke out last week concerning the California legislature’s interjecting itself into the likeness and image discussion. As we reported, he wasn’t too happy with the “help.” He expounded on that a bit Saturday and his thoughts are part of this Justin Reed story. … Seth Davis came to Spokane recently and had a meal at Jack and Dan's. Ya, that's what he had there. More importantly, he spoke with a bunch of former Gonzaga players about the past – and the present.

Chiefs: Everett figured out a way to slow what had been a potent Spokane offense and it resulted in a 4-3 Silvertips win last night at the Arena. Kevin Dudley was there and has this coverage. Libby Kamrowski also has a photo gallery.

Seahawks: The trade deadline looms, but getting Jarran Reed back will be a bigger deal.

Sounders:Roman Torres returned from his suspension and scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Minnesota. The victory locked up second in the West for Seattle. … Portland won 3-1 and earned a playoff berth. … Real Salt Lake picked up a victory that moved into third in the West.

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• Once, a long time ago, my father-in-law came up for a visit. He brought his tools with him. Nice man. He and I were doing some work in the back of the house. He was disgusted with my inability to complete many of what he considered simple tasks. I get it. My skills in that regard were – and are – limited. His were spectacular. Finally, he turned to me and said something I still remember today, some 25 years later. “If I had known (Kim) was going to marry someone like you, I would have taught her more.” I’m thinking of that today as a contractor comes out to my home to fix things I should be able to. At least I’m pretty good at writing a check. Until later …


          

Indian American Doctors Indicted for Kickback Conspiracy

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HOUSTON(TIP): Two Indian doctors from Northeast Ohio and two drug company salesmen were indicted in federal court for their roles in a kickback conspiracy in which the doctors allegedly received money and other things of [...]
          

Global Entry Program Introduced for Indian citizens residing in USA

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WASHINGTON (TIP): As part of the citizen-centric service, Embassy of India, Washington DC and Consulates General of India in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New York, and San Francisco introduced the system of accepting GEP applications by [...]
          

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed.

          

NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization supports freedom of expression without necessarily endorsing a point of view.

          

The Chinese Government Is Gamergating Daryl Morey

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In summary: On Friday night, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a fairly bland slogan-like expression of support—“Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”—for ongoing protests against the mainland Chinese government’s encroachment on the autonomy of Hong Kong. Because the Rockets are the second-most…

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Senator Cruz Tours Port Houston, Voices Support for Channel Improvement

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz voiced strong support for the Houston Ship Channel Improvement Project earlier this week, after being briefed by Port Houston leadership and top executives representing...

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Houston Rockets Face Backlash After Manager Tweets Support For Hong Kong Protests

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The NBA's Houston Rockets are facing backlash in China after the team's general manager tweeted out support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

SYNERGY (May 2019)

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For May 2019, I present to you SYNERGY...I wanted to bring together a symphony of feel good Summertime Anthems channeling a high energy T Dance. 1. First Ladies Of Disco - Don't Stop Me Now (John LePage & Brian Cua Club Remix) 2. Guy Scheiman Feat. Inaya Day - Deeper Feeling (Club Mix) 3. Pink - Walk Me Home (Dirty Disco Mixshow Edit) 4. Lauren Daigle - You Say (Russ Rich & Andy Allder I Believe In This Club Mix) 5. Robbie Rivera - The Promise (Sted-E & Hybrid Heights Remix) 6. Dirty Disco Vs. Erasure - A Little Respect (Houston Eagle Big Room Remix) 7. Lady Gaga & Patrick Sandim - Always Remember Us This Way (JUNCE Mash) 8. Betty Who - I Remember (Toy Armada & DJ GRIND Remix) 9. Big Kid feat. Audrey Callahan - Every Breath You Take (Andre Grossi & Leanh Remix) 10. Alexis Jordan - Happiness '2K19 (Edson Pride, Dan Noronha & Rafael Dutra Reconstruction Mix) 11. Madonna & Maluma - Medellín (DJ Aron Remix) 12. Kim English - Everyday (Alexander Reflex Mix) 13. Carrie Underwood - Love Wins (Dirty Disco World Pride 2019 Remix) 14. Guéna LG & Nicole Slack Jones - I Am Free (Bruno Knauer Mix) 15. Carly Rae Jepsen - Now That I Found You (Joe Gauthreaux & Edson Pride Remix) 16. Mel C - I Turn To You (Leo Blanco & Dani Toro Remix)
          

Screamin' Divas Vol. 2 (Live At Heretic)

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Here is part of my live recorded set of classic circuit anthems from the Heretic in Atlanta on October 7, 2017. 1. Funky Green Dogs - Body 2. Offer Nissim ft. Maya - That’s The Way I Like It 3. Dolce - Fire 4. Mike Cruz feat. Inaya Day - Movin’ Up 5. Praxis ft. Kathy Brown - Turn Me Out 6. Thelma Houston - Don’t Leave Me This Way 7. Angie Stone - I Wish I Didn’t Miss You 8. Destiny’s Child - Lose My Breath 9. Madonna - Hung Up 10. Veronica - Someone To Hold 11. Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation 12. Charlotte - Skin
          

Ready 4 Hope (Live At Heretic)

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I’m happy to present to you my full 4 1/2 hour set recorded live at the Heretic Atlanta on 9/23/17 for the Ready 4 Hope Beer Bust. This link will take you to the full length podcast, however, I’ve also included links for 3 segmented parts. Hope you guys enjoy! Stream/Download in segments: Part 1: http://tinyurl.com/y9lprjkm#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/16994&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com Part 2: http://tinyurl.com/ya9dwo2l#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/16994&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com Part 3: http://tinyurl.com/y8gms5p7#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/16994&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com 1. Pagano Vs. Chocolate Puma- Disco Addict Vs. A Greater Life 2. Division 4 - We Found Love 3. Fedde Le Grand & Coco Star-Coco’s Miracle 2017 4. Nihil Young, The Saunderson Bros & Ann Saunderson - Happy Days 5. Pete Heller - Big Love 2017 6. Sandy B, Joe Gauthreaux, DJ Grind - Keep The Hands Clapping 7. Kristine W - Stars 8. Scissor Sisters & MNDR - SWERLK 9. CID feat. CeeLo Green - Believer 10. Tony Moran ft. Deborah Cooper - Live You All over 2017 11. Sean Finn Vs. Terri B 7 Peter Brown - Free 12. Lele Turatti - Vibes 13. Diana Ross - I Will Survive 2017 14. DJ Suri & Soraya Naoyin - Desire 15. Modium Vs. Robin Schulz feat. Ilsey - Baila Vs. Headlights 16. HiFi Sean feat. Crystal Waters - Testify 17. Zhana Roiya Vs. DJ Sultan feat. Elephant Man - Hips Sing & Show Me 18. Sonique - Feels So Good 19. Karen Ullmer - We Get High 20. Charlie Puth - Attention 21. Ariana Grande - Forever Boy 22. Vizin - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 23. Tommer Mizrahi ft. Adi Varsano - Proud 24. Katy Perry - Swish Swish 25. Deborah Cox - Let The World Be Ours Tonight 26. Julia Michaels - Issues 27. Pink - What About Us 28. Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay 29. Kesha - Woman 30. Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson - Symphony 31. Guy Scheiman ft. Michal S. - Let's Get Physical 32. Thomas Solvert, Tom Siher ft. Sarah Williams - I’m So Excited 33. Dua Lipa - New Rules 34. Selena Gomez - Fetish 35. Ariana And The Rose - Supercool 36. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do 37. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody 38. JSTO ft. Alison Jiear - I Just Wanna Dance 39. Stars On 54 - If You Could Read My Mind 40. Jennifer Lopez - Alive 41. Tony Moran, Nicki Richards & Zhana Roiya - High 42. Tony Moran - Promise 43. Hector Fonseca & David Hernandez - Beautiful 44. Gauthreaux & GRIND ft. Inaya Day - Love Is In The Air 45. Blondie - Long Time 46. Cary Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling 47. Toy Armada & DJ GRIND - Stand By Me 48. DJ Aron ft. Beth Sacks - What’s Up
          

Ready 4 Hope (Live At Heretic) - Part 3 of 3

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My live set recorded at the Heretic Atlanta on 9/23/17 for the Ready 4 Hope Beer Bust: Part 3: 1. Ariana And The Rose - Supercool 2. Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do 3. Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody 4. JSTO ft. Alison Jiear - I Just Wanna Dance 5. Stars On 54 - If You Could Read My Mind 6. Jennifer Lopez - Alive 7. Tony Moran, Nicki Richards & Zhana Roiya - High 8. Tony Moran - Promise 9. Hector Fonseca & David Hernandez - Beautiful 10. Gauthreaux & GRIND ft. Inaya Day - Love Is In The Air 11. Blondie - Long Time 12. Cary Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling 13. Toy Armada & DJ GRIND - Stand By Me 14. DJ Aron ft. Beth Sacks - What’s Up
          

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

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KYIV, Ukraine – As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine’s massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.

Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose conversation with Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry of Trump.

But the effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas company, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine’s new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors.

It’s unclear if Perry’s attempts to replace board members at Naftogaz were coordinated with the Giuliani allies pushing for a similar outcome, and no one has alleged that there is criminal activity in any of these efforts. And it’s unclear what role, if any, Giuliani had in helping his clients push to get gas sales agreements with the state-owned company.

But the affair shows how those with ties to Trump and his administration were pursuing business deals in Ukraine that went far beyond advancing the president’s personal political interests. It also raises questions about whether Trump allies were mixing business and politics just as Republicans were calling for a probe of Biden and his son Hunter, who served five years on the board of another Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.

On Friday, according to the news site Axios, Trump told a group of Republican lawmakers that it had been Perry who had prompted the phone call in which Trump asked Zelenskiy for a “favor” regarding Biden. Axios cited a source saying Trump said Perry had asked Trump to make the call to discuss “something about an LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant.”

While it’s unclear whether Trump’s remark Friday referred specifically to the behind-the-scenes maneuvers this spring involving the multibillion-dollar state gas company, The Associated Press has interviewed four people with direct knowledge of the attempts to influence Naftogaz, and their accounts show Perry playing a key role in the effort. Three of the four spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. The fourth is an American businessman with close ties to the Ukrainian energy sector.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Energy Department said Perry, a former Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, was not advancing anyone’s personal interests. She said his conversations with Ukrainian officials about Naftogaz were part of his efforts to reform the country’s energy sector and create an environment in which Western companies can do business.

Perry was asked about the AP’s reporting on Monday while in Lithuania, where he was meeting with officials from Ukraine and other eastern European countries to discuss energy security and cooperation. He said any suggestion that he tried to force a management change at Naftogaz was a “totally dreamed up story.”

“We get asked for our recommendations about people who are experts in areas, various areas,” Perry said. “Folks who have expertise in particular areas. Obviously having been the governor of the state of Texas, I know a lot of people in the energy industry.”

The Trump and Giuliani allies driving the attempt to change the senior management at Naftogaz, however, appear to have had inside knowledge of the U.S. government’s plans in Ukraine. For example, they told people that Trump would replace the U.S. ambassador there months before she was actually recalled to Washington, according to three of the individuals interviewed by the AP. One of the individuals said he was so concerned by the whole affair that he reported it to a U.S. Embassy official in Ukraine months ago.

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Ukraine, a resource-rich nation that sits on the geographic and symbolic border between Russia and the West, has long been plagued by corruption and government dysfunction, making it a magnet for foreign profiteers.

At the center of the Naftogaz plan, according to three individuals familiar with the details, were three such businessmen: two Soviet-born Florida real estate entrepreneurs, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and an oil magnate from Boca Raton, Florida, named Harry Sargeant III.

Parnas and Fruman have made hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to Republicans, including $325,000 to a Trump-allied political action committee in 2018. This helped the relatively unknown entrepreneurs gain access to top levels of the Republican Party – including meetings with Trump at the White House and Mar-a-Lago.

The two have also faced lawsuits from disgruntled investors over unpaid debts. During the same period they were pursuing the Naftogaz deal, the two were coordinating with Giuliani to set up meetings with Ukrainian government officials and push for an investigation of the Bidens.

Sargeant, his wife and corporate entities tied to the family have donated at least $1.2 million to Republican campaigns and PACs over the last 20 years, including $100,000 in June to the Trump Victory Fund, according to federal and state campaign finance records. He has also served as finance chair of the Florida state GOP, and gave nearly $14,000 to Giuliani’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.

In early March, Fruman, Parnas and Sargeant were touting a plan to replace Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev with another senior executive at the company, Andrew Favorov, according to two individuals who spoke to the AP as well as a memorandum about the meeting that was later submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, formerly known as Kiev.

Going back to the Obama administration, the U.S. Energy Department and the State Department have long supported efforts to import American natural gas into Ukraine to reduce the country’s dependence on Russia.

The three approached Favorov with the idea while the Ukrainian executive was attending an energy industry conference in Texas. Parnas and Fruman told him they had flown in from Florida on a private jet to recruit him to be their partner in a new venture to export up to 100 tanker shipments a year of U.S. liquefied gas into Ukraine, where Naftogaz is the largest distributor, according to two people briefed on the details.

Sargeant told Favorov that he regularly meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and that the gas-sales plan had the president’s full support, according to the two people who said Favorov recounted the discussion to them.

These conversations were recounted to AP by Dale W. Perry, an American who is a former business partner of Favorov. He told AP in an interview that Favorov described the meeting to him soon after it happened and that Favorov perceived it to be a shakedown. Perry, who is no relation to the energy secretary, is the managing partner of Energy Resources of Ukraine, which currently has business agreements to import natural gas and electricity to Ukraine.

A second person who spoke on condition of anonymity also confirmed to the AP that Favorov had recounted details of the Houston meeting to him.

According to Dale Perry and the other person, Favorov said Parnas told him Trump planned to remove U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and replace her with someone more open to aiding their business interests.

Dale Perry told the AP he was so concerned about the efforts to change the management at Naftogaz and to get rid of Yovanovitch that he reported what he had heard to Suriya Jayanti, a State Department foreign service officer stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv who focuses on the energy industry.

He also wrote a detailed memo about Favorov’s account, dated April 12, which was shared with another current State Department official. Perry recently provided a copy of the April memo to AP.

Jayanti declined to provide comment. Favorov also declined to comment.

On March 24, Giuliani and Parnas gathered at the Trump International Hotel in Washington with Healy E. Baumgardner, a former Trump campaign adviser who once served as deputy communications director for Giuliani’s presidential campaign and as a communications official during the George W. Bush administration.

She is now listed as the CEO of 45 Energy Group, a Houston-based energy company whose website describes it as a “government relations, public affairs and business development practice group.” The company’s name is an apparent nod to Trump, the 45th president.

This was a couple of weeks after the Houston meeting with Favorov, the Naftogaz executive. Giuliani, Parnas and Baumgardner were there to make a business pitch involving gas deals in the former Soviet bloc to a potential investor.

This time, according to Giuliani, the deals that were discussed involved Uzbekistan, not Ukraine.

“I have not pursued a deal in the Ukraine. I don’t know about a deal in the Ukraine. I would not do a deal in the Ukraine now, obviously,” said Giuliani, reached while attending a playoff baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. “There is absolutely no proof that I did it, because I didn’t do it.”

During this meeting, Parnas again repeated that Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv, would soon be replaced, according to a person with direct knowledge of the gathering. She was removed two months later.

Giuliani, who serves as Trump’s personal lawyer and has no official role in government, acknowledged Friday that he was among those pushing the president to replace the ambassador, a career diplomat with a history of fighting corruption.

“The ambassador to Ukraine was replaced,” he said. “I did play a role in that.”

But Giuliani refused to discuss the details of his business dealings, or whether he helped his associates in their push to forge gas sales contracts with the Ukrainian company. He did describe Sergeant as a friend and referred to Parnas and Fruman as his clients in a tweet in May.

As part of their impeachment inquiry, House Democrats have subpoenaed Giuliani for documents and communications related to dozens of people, including Favorov, Parnas, Fruman and Baumgardner’s 45 Energy Group.

Baumgardner issued a written statement, saying: “While I won’t comment on business discussions, I will say this: this political assault on private business by the Democrats in Congress is complete harassment and an invasion of privacy that should scare the hell out of every American business owner.”

Baumgardner later denied that she had any business dealings in Ukraine but refused to say whether the replacement of Ambassador Yovanovitch was discussed.

Sargeant did not respond to a voice message left at a number listed for him at an address in Boca Raton.

John Dowd, a former Trump attorney who now represents Parnas and Fruman, said it was actually the Naftogaz executives who approached his clients about making a deal. Dowd says the group then approached Rick Perry to get the Energy Department on board.

“The people from the company solicited my clients because Igor is in the gas business, and they asked them, and they flew to Washington and they solicited,” Dowd said. “They sat down and talked about it. And then it was presented to Secretary Perry to see if they could get it together.

“It wasn’t a shakedown; it was an attempt to do legitimate business that didn’t work out.”

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In May, Rick Perry traveled to Kyiv to serve as the senior U.S. government representative at the inauguration of the county’s new president.

In a private meeting with Zelenskiy, Perry pressed the Ukrainian president to fire members of the Naftogaz advisory board. Attendees left the meeting with the impression that Perry wanted to replace the American representative, Amos Hochstein, a former diplomat and energy representative who served in the Obama administration, with someone “reputable in Republican circles,” according to someone who was in the room.

Perry’s push for Ukraine’s state-owned natural gas company Naftogaz to change its supervisory board was first reported by Politico.

A second meeting during the trip, at a Kyiv hotel, included Ukrainian officials and energy sector people. There, Perry made clear that the Trump administration wanted to see the entire Naftogaz supervisory board replaced, according to a person who attended both meetings. Perry again referenced the list of advisers that he had given Zelenskiy, and it was widely interpreted that he wanted Michael Bleyzer, a Ukrainian-American businessman from Texas, to join the newly formed board, the person said. Also on the list was Robert Bensh, another Texan who frequently works in Ukraine, the Energy Department confirmed.

Gordon D. Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Kurt D. Volker, then the State Department’s special envoy to Ukraine, were also in the room, according to photographs reviewed by AP. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to fear of retaliation, said he was floored by the American requests because the person had always viewed the U.S. government “as having a higher ethical standard.”

The Naftogaz supervisory board is supposed to be selected by the Ukrainian president’s Cabinet in consultation with international institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, the United States and the European Union. It must be approved by the Ukrainian Cabinet. Ukrainian officials perceived Perry’s push to swap out the board as circumventing that established process, according to the person in the room.

U.S. Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said Perry had consistently called for the modernization of Ukraine’s business and energy sector in an effort to create an environment that will incentivize Western companies to do business there. She said Perry delivered that same message in the May meeting with Zelenskiy.

“What he did not do is advocate for the business interests of any one individual or company,” Hynes said Saturday. “That is fiction being pushed by those who are disingenuously seeking to advance a nefarious narrative that does not exist.”

Hynes said the Ukrainian government had requested U.S. recommendations to advise the country on energy matters, and Perry provided those recommendations. She confirmed Bleyzer was on the list.

Bleyzer, whose company is based in Houston, did not respond on Saturday to a voicemail seeking comment. Bensh also did not respond to a phone message.

Perry has close ties to the Texas oil and gas industry. He appointed Bleyzer to a two-year term on a state technologies fund board in 2009. The following year, records show Bleyzer donated $20,000 to Perry’s reelection campaign.

Zelenskiy’s office declined to comment on Saturday.

In an interview Friday with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Perry said that “as God as my witness” he never discussed Biden or his son in meetings with Ukrainian or U.S. officials, including Trump or Giuliani. He did confirm he had had a conversation with Giuliani by phone, but a spokeswoman for the energy secretary declined to say when that call was or whether the two had discussed Naftogaz.

In Lithuania on Monday, Perry said he could not recall whether Bleyzer’s name was on the list provided to Zelenskiy. But Perry confirmed he had known Bleyzer for years and called him “a really brilliant, capable businessman.”

“I would recommend him for a host of different things in Kyiv because he knows the country,” Perry said of Bleyzer. “He’s from there. So, why not? I mean I would be stunned if someone said that would you eliminate Michael Bleyzer from a recommendation of people you ought to talk to about how to do business in the country, whether they’re knowledgeable. It’d be remarkable if I didn’t say, `Talk to Michael.“’


          

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the tweet heard ‘round the world, or at least, the part of the world where Mandarin is spoken. The GM of the Houston Rockets basketball franchise wrote a tweet — since deleted — supporting the democracy protesters that have lit up Hong Kong these past few weeks. As Eben […]
          

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Watson throws 5 TDs, 3 to Fuller; Texans top Falcons 53-32

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By KRISTIE RIEKEN HOUSTON (AP) _ Deshaun Watson threw for a career-high 426 yards and tied his personal best with five touchdown passes, including three to Will Fuller to lead the Houston Texans to a 53-32 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. A week after scoring a season-low 10 points in a loss to […]
          

Shoplifters Leaving College Station’s Academy Store Accused Of Pointing Gun At Motorist Trying To Block Their Escape

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Update: Three Houston area residents accused of a Saturday afternoon shoplifting at College Station’s Academy store also involved one of the suspects pointing a gun at a citizen who blocked the suspect’s vehicle from driving away. According to the College Station police arrest report, the citizen moved his truck and the suspects drove out of […]
          

NBA's controversy with China is all about money, shouldn't be surprising to anyone, Jesse Watters says - Fox News

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  1. NBA's controversy with China is all about money, shouldn't be surprising to anyone, Jesse Watters says  Fox News
  2. China suspends business ties with NBA's Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet  CNN
  3. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  4. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Opinion: The NBA was staring down a China problem with or without Daryl Morey's tweet  Los Angeles Times
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Former Prosecutor Tries to Fend Off Serious Misconduct Charges

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Bogut dives into NBA, Hong Kong, South Park firestorm

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Star Australian basketballer Andrew Bogut has waded into the storm sparked by the Houston Rockets' GM after his public support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

Security Failure? Houston Nightclub Shooting Leaves Two People Dead, One Injured.

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TX-Houston, With limited direction and exercising significant discretion and judgment in all aspects of the role, this position provides timely and effective administrative and project support to Firmwide Chiefs and Directors. The Executive Assistant must demonstrate sound judgment, be a self-starter, assure confidentiality, and maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions with internal and external c
          

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Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now. - The New York Times

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  1. Nets Owner Joe Tsai Didn’t Seem Political. Until Now.  The New York Times
  2. China suspends business ties with NBA's Houston Rockets over Hong Kong tweet  CNN
  3. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
  4. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
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Alarma en la NBA por la crisis surgida entre China y los Houston Rockets

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La contundente respuesta dada por China a los Rockets de Houston de romper todo tipo de relación de trabajo e intercambio comercial después de la controversia surgida tras el apoyo que el gerente general del equipo tejano, Daryl Morey, dio a través del twitter a los manifestantes de Hong Kong, ha encendido las alarmas en las oficinas de la NBA.

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Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela's hattrick against Colorado set an MLS record.

Carlos Vela scored a hat trick to set the MLS single-season goal scoring record as Los Angeles FC eliminated the Colorado Rapids from postseason contention with a 3-1 victory on Sunday. Vela's three goals gave him 34 for the season, earning the Mexico international the record and snapping a tie with Atlanta United's Josef Martinez, who set the previous mark with 31 last season. Vela, who recorded his seventh multi-goal game of the season, finished four goals ahead of runner-up Zlatan Ibrahimovic who topped out at 30 goals. Vela’s only other MLS hat trick came on March 30 at San Jose. LAFC also set a record for points in a season with a 72, breaking the mark of 71 set by the New York Red Bulls last season. The records didn't stop there as they scored an impressive 85 goals this season. LAFC already had clinched the Supporter's Shield and a first-round bye in the MLS Cup playoffs. They open the playoffs on October 23 or 24 against the winner of the first-round matchup between Minnesota United FC and Ibrahimovic's LA Galaxy. Ibrahimovic didn't give up the scoring race without a fight. He scored his 30th in the ninth minute of a 4-2 loss to the Houston Dynamo on Sunday. The defeat...
          

Occidental Books U.S.-Asia Tanker for Record $13.5 Million

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Un tweet polémique sur Hong Kong et c'est toute la NBA qui tremble face au marché chinois

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Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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NBA head Adam Silver defends response over tweet uproar

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the league's response to the Houston Rockets general manager's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, telling Japan's Kyodo News that his organization supports freedom of expression without necessarily endorsing a point of view.

          

ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie Endorses Rick Santorum for President

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Contact: Bob Sturm or Ryan Rogge; 703-396-6974, 703-396-6971; after 6 PM Eastern & on weekends, 703-307-8176, 703-674-6948   MANASSAS, Virginia, Jan. 16, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ -- Upon returning from a meeting in Texas of leaders of the conservative movement hosted by Nancy and Paul Pressler at their ranch outside of Houston, ConservativeHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie issued the following statement endorsing former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for President:   "Thi Source: American Target Advertising
          

Houston Open 2019: All the stats for this week's event in Texas

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10,000 Maniacs to perform live, free concert at LaCenterra’s Central Green in Katy - Houston Chronicle

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Bruce Springsteen Shares More Videos From 1978 Concert In Houston - JamBase

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[Video] SFX Artist Turns Herself into the Grand High Witch from ‘The Witches’!

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We’ve highlighted Berlin professional make-up and SFX artist Julia Wunderlich here on Bloody Disgusting before (you have to see this!), but her latest work is nothing short of spectacular. Wunderlich, of Metamorphosia FX, shares this astounding prosthetic that’s inspired by Nicolas Roeg’s The Witches (1990) in which the Grand High Witch (played by Angelica Houston) […]
          

ACORN and Obama: Together Again

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Trumpets ACORN: "On Feb. 19, ACORN members will launch a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience. Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place."

ACORN's foot soldiers, funded with your tax dollars, will scream, pound their fists, chain themselves to buildings, padlock the doors and engage in illegal behavior until they get what they want. It's a recipe for anarchy. Threatens Baltimore ACORN's Louis Beverly, who calls himself a "Foreclosure Fighter":

"After you've used all your legal options, your last resort is civil disobedience. We're talking about families who have been in their homes 20 or 30 years. People who are assets in the community, who look out for the elderly, who have community associations, and these are the people being kicked out of the community."

We can all sympathize with good folks who can't pay their bills. But as I've said repeatedly in my criticism of the mortgage entitlement mentality embraced by both parties in Washington, home ownership is not a civil right -- and neither is home retention. Artificially propping up the housing market will only result in more of the same costly borrow-spend-panic-repeat cycles that got us into this mess in the first place. Failing corporations need to fail. So do failing home borrowers. This is borrowing from frugal renter Peter to pay profligate Paul's home loan.

Now that's the kind of theft that should be the subject of civil disobedience.

Instead, ACORN offices, funded with your tax dollars, are training teams of "Home Savers" -- described as "people ready and willing to mobilize on short notice to defend the homesteaders against attempts to evict them." Ready, willing and able to mobilize on short notice because they are either unemployed or employed full time as ACORN shakedown artists.

Guess who's encouraging them to defy the law. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, who told them: "Stay in your homes. If the American people, anybody out there is being foreclosed, don't leave." The housing bullies will be assisted by left-wing propaganda documentarians at the Brave New Foundation, headed up by Hollywood lib Robert Greenwald, who will disseminate sob stories to crank up pressure while Obama pushes his housing entitlement plan.

ACORN is targeting the following cities: Tucson, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas; San Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dallas, Texas.

ACORN has waited three decades for this moment in the sun. And as Obama promised ACORN members at a forum in December 2007, "We're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're gonna be having meetings all across the country ... so that you have input into the agenda." The moment is nigh. Prepare for lawlessness.


          

In Houston, A Hot Culinary Scene Has Some Hot New Entrants

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Photographs by Ken Light, thru May 15, 2020

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"People can be drawn to see social issues in America through the images and witness of the photographer. I have spent over five decades trying to do this with my camera, working on in-depth visual reportage.

The photographer’s voice is small but important. It is through our photographs that we can inform and participate in the conversations that have helped to create social change and affect the direction of America and its people. Think of Jacob Riis, Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, and others whose photographs have continued to tell the American story.

I share these artists’ passion for shedding light on unseen communities and unreported stories. If we would leave this narrative only to historians or corporations, our vision of our time would be far from the truth.

Now more than ever we rely on independent photographers to record and share our concerns, and to ask viewers to see the world with open eyes. As more people become marginalized, we especially need to look deeply at our country and question those things hidden from our view." — Ken Light

Ken Light is the Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. His work has appeared in over 200 exhibitions and is held in numerous permanent collections, including those of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, International Center of Photography, and the Smithsonian. He has published nine books of photographs, including What’s Going On? 1969-1974; Coal Hollow; Delta Time: Mississippi Photographs; To the Promised Land; and Texas Death Row. Light was the first photographer appointed as the Laventhol Visiting Professor at Columbia Journalism School.

NOTE: Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.
          

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Response to NBA executive’s Hong Kong tweet shows the rift between China and U.S.

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Session: Final Score College Football:: The AFL in 1967 on the GAME TABLE

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by M1Tanker

The 1967 AFL SEASON VIA DOWNEY
FINAL SCORE FOOTBALL







WE are embarked upon doing a series of American Football League seasons, starting with 1967. Why 1967? 1967 was the year where I really came of age in the sense of football. It was my second season of midget football, aka Pop Warner football. It was the first year I really followed the season from start to finish. Early in that season for some reason I can’t recall I switched from the Kansas City Chiefs to the Oakland Raiders. The Black and Silver simply appealed to me and struck some chord in me. Moreover, in retrospect this was a great Raiders team, an offensive juggernaut, the first of several plus such teams in a row. Ben Davidson’s handlebar mustache rocked.
Now, the Downey website tells the prospective player that “The Final Score Football line of games differs from our other quick play line, Ultra Quick, as the games all unfold in a quarter-by-quarter manner. Each team is rated individually for Offense, Defense, Strength of Schedule, and Home Field Advantage”. We will note that strength of schedule is used for the College game. How that works is like this – say the Miami Dolphins are playing the Oakland Raiders in Oakland in 1967. Rating move either to the left or right based upon the defensive rating and Home Rating. The Dolphins here modify their offensive rating of G by the Raiders defensive rating of -4 to come up with a new rating, in this case the letter C. The Raiders Offensive rating is P, so we add Miami’s rating of +3 for a for a S base offensive rating. That is Example #1. Unlike in the College Football version, there is no subtracting the two strength of schedules. Instead what we have is the rule for Home Field Advantage (HFA). That is very simple to use. Playing at Oakland gives you a 1/1, which means each side modifies their letter by moving it one column to the right. In Example #2 we calculate that and you see the final result. It is obvious that Oakland should win this game but with a very high die roll and a very low die roll by Oakland there is a tiny chance for the upset.



WEEK 1

In the only game of Week, the Broncos forgot show up for the 2nd half, after leading 20-10 at half-time. Boston ran up 20 points and Denver got a late same safety as Boston ate the ball to protect the lead. Are these the Patriots who were 8-4-2 in 1966, ready to compete for the title in the East?


 EAST					 WEST

W L T W – L – T
Oilers 0 0 0 Broncos 0 1 0
Jets 0 0 0 Chiefs 0 0 0
Dolphins 0 0 0 Chargers 0 0 0
Bills 0 0 0 Raiders 0 0 0
Patriots 1 0 0




WEEK 2

Week 2 saw Boston travel to San Diego. By the end of the 3rd Q, SD was ahead 27-14, winning by 34-21. Lance Alworth scored twice against Boston.

The Chiefs traveled to Houston. KC has a chip on its shoulder after losing the first Super Bowl. At the half, KC was down 7-6. Houston conducted two long scoring drives to upset the Chiefs 20-13.

Surprisingly the Jets-Bills game was rated a toss-up. It was a great early September day in Buffalo and the Bills faithful turned out to boo Namath and company, as Buffalo fans hate those folks from the other side of the state. The Jets jumped out to a 21-14 lead at the half. The Bills added 14 more in the 2nd half, but the Jets matched them with 16, winning 37-28.

Denver said the oddsmakers giving the Raiders a HUGE edge was simply Bay Area whacky thinking and they would make the local sportswriters eat their words. Final Oakland 45-Denver 17. In each half the Raiders outscored Denver by 14 points.

EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 1 0 0 Raiders 1 0 0
Jets 1 0 0 Broncos 0 2 0
Bills 0 1 0 Chargers 1 0 0
Patriots 1 1 0 Chiefs 0 1 0
Dolphins 0 0 0



WEEK 3

Boston was hoping to pick up its 2nd win of the year against what they perceived as an upstart Raiders team just like in the Ultra-Quick Football Replay. This was never close as Oakland smashed Boston’s hope even worse in this one 51-7.

Denver and Miami had a wild first half, with the Broncos and Dolphins scoring at will, with a 21-20 1st half with Miami sensing a win. Denver tallied 14 in the 2nd half and the Dolphins scored 6, and were shut out in the 4th Q losing 35-26.

Houston and the Bills saw this as a pivotal early season game. All it proved was these offenses were offensive as the final was 6-6. Buffalo had a sliver of a chance with having the last roll, but failed to convert. Houston was happy to escape with the tie.

EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 1 0 1 Raiders 2 0 0
Jets 1 0 0 Chiefs 0 1 0
Dolphins 0 1 0 Chargers 1 0 0
Bills 0 1 1 Broncos 1 2 0
Patriots 1 2 0


WEEK 4


Buffalo won a yawner 20-9. Boston did themselves no favors, rolling twice for Big Quarters, and each time getting a -3 column shift modifier, resulting in 0 points for those quarters.

John Hadl and Lance Alworth all week talked up how they would shred the Oilers secondary. Instead Houston rolled up 35 points on SD, jumping out to a 21-7 1st half lead.

KC was picked as a prohibitive favorite over the Dolphins. What’s worse than prohibitive as the Dolphins were a fish out of water, losing 59-3. KC put up 31 unanswered 2nd half points.

Namath was cold in Denver – and the early snow didn’t help. Denver was up 13-12 at the half, but only managed two 2nd half Field goals, while the Jets kicked 3 to escape with a 21-19 win.

 EAST				WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 2 0 1 Raiders 2 0 0
Jets 2 0 0 Chiefs 1 1 0
Dolphins 0 2 0 Chargers 1 1 0
Bills 1 1 1 Broncos 1 3 0
Patriots 1 3 0







WEEK 5

The defending AFL Champions came to Oakland wanting to put the Raiders in their place, and reestablish who was the Boss. The Chiefs led 21-19 at the end of 3Q’s. But the Mad Bomber put up 17 4th Q points, and Oakland wins 36-28.

The Jets were an 18-point favorite again over the Dolphins. Did someone know something we didn’t as the Jets cruised to an easy 28-10 win. Both teams got 0 points on a Big Quarter roll.

Unlike in Ultra-Quick Football, Buffalo gets no real Home Field Advantage (HFA). It was obvious too as SD rolled up 21 2nd half points, winning 38-16.

Denver played Houston very tough, being down only 6-3 at the half. Denver managed 2 more field goals…but Houston managed 3, winning a dull game, 15-9.

EAST					  WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 3 0 1 Raiders 3 0 0
Jets 3 0 0 Chiefs 1 2 0
Dolphins 0 3 0 Chargers 2 1 0
Bills 1 2 1 Broncos 1 4 0
Patriots 1 3 0


WEEK 6

The Jets pushed themselves deep into the Eastern Division Playoff race with a signature win against the Raiders both in Ultra-Quick and in real life. Here they lost 33-15, being down 20-7 at the half. The Raiders only scored 13 2nd half points, but the Jets were underwhelming with only 8 scored.

The Chiefs were a 26-point favorite against the Fins. They won this game in actual 41-0 – but Miami instead came ready for an upset losing 20-9. At the half it was 12-6. Had Miami perhaps got one Big Quarter roll….

Denver simply lost a close game 24-17, hurt by their inability to score in the 4th Q.

Air Hadl never got untracked as the Boston had 4 picks for the day as they won 26-22. Boston scored 16 points in the 2nd half, and that surge was enough for the win.

EAST					WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 3 0 1 Raiders 4 0 0
Jets 3 1 0 Chiefs 2 2 0
Bills 2 2 1 Chargers 2 2 0
Patriots 2 3 0 Broncos 1 5 0
Dolphins 0 4 0



WEEK 7

The Jets were a +2 favorite for this game. Instead it was a slaughter on 5th Avenue as Namath and the Jets went up and down the field all day, winning 40-19. It was 30-9 at the half, propelled by a 2nd Q 24-point BQ outburst.

KC had to have this game if they were to get back to the Super Bowl and avenge themselves. Instead the Chargers like in UQ football won 30-26, helped by the 17-6 lead at half-time.

Boston was a 10-point favorite. Miami was only down 14-10 at the half, but never had a TD in the 2nd half, and losing a close one 24-19. The Dolphins dropped to 0-5.

Buffalo was hoping to make up some ground here with a win against Oakland. It was awful to watch as a Bills fan as Oakland held the Bills to 5 points. Buffalo shut down Oakland for only 26 points – and still lost by 21!



EAST					 WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 3 1 1 Raiders 5 0 0
Jets 4 1 0 Chiefs 2 3 0
Patriots 3 3 0 Chargers 3 2 0
Bills 2 3 1 Broncos 1 5 0
Dolphins 0 5 0



WEEK 8


Houston and KC both wanted this game. It showed as KC clung to a narrow 10-9 lead at the half. However Houston got only 3 points in the 2nd half and KC rolled up 17 more, winning convincingly 27-12.

The Jets traveled to Miami in order to entrench themselves in first-place. Instead the Jets looked like they were looking past Miami, winning by the skin of their teeth 18-13.

Oakland came into Boston a 12-point favorite. They left with a 27-point win as Boston never scored more than a FG, and that on their first possession of the day.

Denver nearly pulled off an upset here, being down 17-10 at the end of the 3rd Q. Instead they gave up 14 points and fell 31-17.





EAST				           WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 3 2 1 Raiders 6 0 0
Jets 5 1 0 Chiefs 3 3 0
Patriots 3 4 0 Chargers 4 2 0
Bills 2 3 1 Broncos 1 6 0
Dolphins 0 6 0




WEEK 9

Buffalo’s base offensive rating was a sickly B for this game. Houston won in a 25-0 romp.

The Jets needed a win against the Patriots in a big way. In a wild-game that saw 75 points scored, the Jets prevailed outscoring Boston 27-12 in the 2nd half.

Denver traveled to Arrowhead Stadium where they were a 25-point underdog. KC over-performed in a 51-13 dismantling of Denver. The Chiefs outscored the Broncos 34-6 in the 2nd half.

The Chargers find themselves in quite the playoff hunt hole with a 4-3 record after losing to Oakland 27-26. Oakland had to score at least 7 points on their last roll to avoid the loss and roll just that, to escape with the 27-26 win.

EAST					      WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 4 2 1 Raiders 7 0 0
Jets 6 1 0 Chiefs 4 3 0
Patriots 3 5 0 Chargers 4 3 0
Bills 2 4 1 Broncos 1 7 0
Dolphins 0 6 0



WEEK 10

Boston was hoping to show some spark of its former glory here. It was close at the half, with Houston up only 12-9. Houston added 16 – Boston added nothing, and the final was 28-9. In 1967 Boston won 18-7.

Buffalo saw an opportunity to sneak up on the Jets here by beating the Fins. Well the Fins despite being a 15-point underdog lost by 15. It was never that close.

The Jets were a 14-point underdog against the Chiefs. The Jets, well they lost by 14 points, 36-22. They could have forced a tie had they been able to shut KC down, but KC ran up 14 4th Q points.

Oakland had a small scare NOT! in its 46-17 win as it as they led 31-10 at the half against the Broncos.

EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 5 2 1 Raiders 8 0 0
Jets 6 2 0 Chiefs 5 3 0
Dolphins 0 7 0 Chargers 4 3 0
Bills 3 4 1 Broncos 1 8 0
Patriots 3 6 0



WEEK 11


The Jets needed a win here to stay ahead and Buffalo didn’t tally enough to pull the upset, falling short 24-23.

Denver managed only 3 points at home, losing to Houston 26-3. In Ultra-Quick it was 20-6.

A low scoring game for KC, with the Chiefs winning 25-6. At the half KC only led 9-3, but a 16-3 KC 2nd half advantage was all that was needed to ensure the win.

Miami was a 17-point underdog heading into this game. Miami made up those 17 points plus some, yet still lost 25-22 as SD‘s 1st half lead of 20-8 was just enough to hold on to win by.

EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 6 2 1 Raiders 8 0 0
Jets 7 2 0 Chiefs 6 3 0
Bills 3 5 1 Chargers 5 3 0
Patriots 3 7 0 Broncos 1 9 0
Dolphins 0 8 0



WEEK 12

The Dolphins were a 31-point underdog to the Raiders. Lamonica, Wells and Biletnikoff ensured this game wasn’t a game as Oakland won 51-6, worse than the Fins Ultra-Quick loss.

Buffalo and Denver – certainly not a game to warm the hearts of any fans or TV executives. It was as dull as expected as the Bills won 23-9, leading 9-3 at half-time.

The Jets continue to fly high, winning 44-19. The Jets jumped out to a 24-9 half-time lead, and were up 38-12 at the end of the 3rd Q.

Denver was a 15-point underdog, but came nowhere close to an upset like in 1967. It was 20-7 at the end of the 1st Q and that simply was too much for the Broncos.


EAST					WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 6 2 1 Raiders 9 0 0
Jets 8 2 0 Chiefs 7 3 0
Bills 4 5 1 Chargers 5 4 0
Patriots 3 8 0 Broncos 1 10 0
Dolphins 0 9 0



WEEK 13

At this point San Diego wants the Denver game for pride. Denver was a 16-point underdog – and performed like a 16-point underdog, losing by 20, 33-13.

The Jets were rooting for a Patriots victory here. However, Boston’s chance for a tie vanished as Houston on its last roll got 7 to walk away with a 24-17 win.

The Dolphins tale of woe continued losing 21-5. It was 14-3 at the half and with a 0 in the 3rd Q, there was little hope for the Fins.

The Chiefs last and perhaps best chance to gain control of their own destiny presented itself when the Raiders traveled to Kansas City. KC was a slight favorite by 22-20. Oakland and KC played each other tight. The Raiders prevailed 21-18 but KC had a chance as Oakland put up a goose egg in their 4th Q. It was only 21-12 and 10 points would have meant a win – and KC got 6.


EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 7 2 1 Raiders 10 0 0
Jets 8 2 0 Chiefs 7 4 0
Bills 5 5 1 Chargers 6 4 0
Patriots 3 9 0 Broncos 1 11 0
Dolphin 0 10 0



WEEK 14

KC’s depression was evident in their game against Buffalo. KC was 17-point favorite at home, yet escaped with a narrow 13-8 win in a snowy, rainy ugly day at Arrowhead Stadium. KC was only up at the half 10-6.

Denver flew into snow at Shea Stadium but the damp cold seemed to help as Denver surged to a 23-19 4th Q lead. And then Namath went to work, adding 20 points and Denver was left reeling.

Houston - all of their games seem to be tight. But playing the Dolphins who can’t score to score helped as Houston jumped to a 14-0 1st half lead. Houston added 13 and Miami got a FG in the last 3 minutes, losing 27-5.

The Raiders came in cocky to play the Chargers, being a 6-point favorite. Instead, they won 37-16, as the Raiders picked Hadl off 5 times. Oakland led 24-9 at the half.

EAST					      WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 8 2 1 Raiders 11 0 0
Jets 9 2 0 Chiefs 8 4 0
Bills 5 6 1 Chargers 6 5 0
Patriots 3 9 0 Broncos 1 12 0
Dolphins 0 11 0


WEEK 15

Buffalo who started out with such high hopes is now playing out the string. It was, well dull at 19-9. Buffalo led 10-0 at the half.

The Jets had to have this game. KC is simply wanting to get above .667 in terms of winning percentage – oh how the Super Bowl team underperformed. In a close game, the Jets won at home at Shea Stadium, 27-23 thanks to that 13-9 lead at half-time.

In perhaps a preview of the AFL Championship game if the Jets run into a snag, Oakland traveled to Houston. Oakland was a 2-point favorite. At the half it was 5-0 Oakland. It was 8-3 at the end of the 3rd Q, so upset was in the air until Lamonica hit Banaszak in the flat who rumbled 44 yards to put the game out of reach.

The Chargers wanted this game, as they still had a chance to finish at .500 for the year. Well let’s just say the Fins again looked like fish heads, being down 26-9 at the half, thanks to a 20- point BQ for the Chargers. The Chargers added 21 more in the second half and that was that. Miami failed to convert on a 4th Q BQ to make it respectable, and lost by 31.


EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 8 3 1 Raiders 12 0 0
Jets 10 2 0 Chiefs 8 5 0
Bills 6 6 1 Chargers 7 5 0
Patriots 3 10 0 Broncos 1 12 0
Dolphins 0 12 0/
				


WEEK 16

The Chargers came into Houston an 11-point underdog and played like it but worse, losing 32-13 – in Ultra-Quick they lost 26-6. It was 20-6 at the half and that was that.

Miami was hoping for a big boost from well, anything but found themselves down 17-7 at the end of the 3rd Q. There was still a chance but giving up 10 in the 4th put the game out of reach.

KC came into Denver a clear 19-point favorite. However Denver played them tough until the 4th Q, losing 22-13 to the Chiefs. KC only led 13-10 at the half.

Oakland badly wanted this game to go for the PERFECT Record, but it was close at the half, with the Raiders up only 13-3. The Jets put up 17 solid 2nd half points but Oakland came back with 24, winning 37-20.

EAST					 WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 9 3 1 Raiders 13 0 0
Jets 10 3 0 Chiefs 9 5 0
Bills 6 6 1 Chargers 7 6 0
Patriots 4 10 0 Broncos 1 13 0
Dolphins 0 13 0



WEEK 17


Miami played Houston tight, losing 12-3. At the half it was 3-3, and at the end of the 3rd Q Houston led 6-3. The Fins put on nothing in the 3rd and 4th Q here.

Oakland played a great game, as the fans wanted blood. Oakland simply cruised to an inspired 55-3 win. Oakland was up 35-0 at the half and 45-0 at the end of the 3rd Q.

The Chargers grounded the Jets Championship season, tying them 38-38. It was a wild game, as the Jets led 17-14 at the half. SD did themselves no favors by only getting 7 points off a BQ roll in the 2nd Q. But the Jets went into SD’s last roll with a comfortable 38-24 lead…and Hadl matched them with 14 points, tying the game. The Jets and the Oilers now must have a one game playoff as both the Eastern Division leaders tied one game apiece.



EAST					       WEST

W L T W L T
Oilers 10 3 1 Raiders 14 0 0
Jets 10 3 1 Chiefs 9 5 0
Bills 6 7 1 Chargers 7 6 1
Patriots 4 10 0 Broncos 1 13 0
Dolphins 0 14 0


[BGCOLOR=#3366FF]EASTERN DIVISION PLAYOFF GAME[/BGCOLOR]

My oh my. The Jets are hosting Houston to see who will meet the perfect Raiders. Wild rumors flew that the folks at NBC wanted this game broadcast out of NYC as it is much sexier than Whoston….The Jets jumped out to 10-3 lead at the end of the 1st Q. Houston matched that 10 in the 2nd Q and shuts the Jets down. Houston now led 13-10 at the half. The Jets outscored Houston 7-6 in the 3rd Q to close the gap to 19-17. Houston put up another 6 and the Jets only got 7 and Houston won a nail biter 25-24, based on their -5 Defense. Houston’s Offense was rated slightly better as the Jets Defense is a +1.


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME



HOUSTON 15
OAKLAND 37
Despite winning the Eastern Division with a convincing 11-3-1 record, and their squeaker of a playoff win against the Jets on the road, Houston were a 16-point underdog for the AFL Championship game against the Raiders. Obviously the oddsmakers were way out in front of public sentiment as the Raiders dismantled the Oilers 37-15. The actual playoff game saw Houston leading 7-6 at the end of the 1st Q and was all knotted up at 9-9 at half-time. Oakland made some offensive tweaks and scored 14 points in each of the next two quarters and held the Oilers to only 6 and waltzed to a 37-15 win.





          

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Tweet polémique sur Hong Kong: la NBA s'excuse et provoque un tollé aux Etats-Unis

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The NBA is facing a clash between its business interests and brand identity in China

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The league finds itself caught between a Chinese rock and a democratic hard place.

Yesterday, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted—then quickly deleted—an image that said “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong,” in support of the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets are one of the most popular NBA teams in China, so Morey’s tweet did not go over well with the government there, many fans, and the team’s Chinese sponsors and business partners. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta quickly responded with a tweet of his own.

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Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team' s general manager expressed support for Hong Kong' s pro-democracy protests. Daryl Morey set off a firestorm in China over the weekend when he posted an image on Twitter that read, " Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong." Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, which controls the former British colony, have been fueled by months of political unrest. The backlash from China followed quickly. The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday it would suspend all cooperation with the Texas-based team. The association' s chairman is Yao Ming, a former Rockets player.


 


          

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Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team' s general manager expressed support for Hong Kong' s pro-democracy protests. Daryl Morey set off a firestorm in China over the weekend when he posted an image on Twitter that read, " Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong." Tensions between Hong Kong and Beijing, which controls the former British colony, have been fueled by months of political unrest. The backlash from China followed quickly. The Chinese Basketball Association said Sunday it would suspend all cooperation with the Texas-based team. The association' s chairman is Yao Ming, a former Rockets player.


 


          

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'Laughed Out of Interviews': Trans Workers Discuss Job Discrimination

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Aveda Adara, a 41-year-old transgender woman, said the mistreatment she faced due to her gender identity led her to quit her job at a major health care company just outside Houston, Texas. “I was constantly misgendered by managers, supervisors and employees,” Adara told NBC News. “My own manager would routinely discriminate against me, and nit pick and micromanage me.”

Eventually, she found two part-time jobs to make ends meet, but these positions do not provide any benefits. Employment discrimination, however, is nothing new to Adara. “I’ve been laughed out of interviews for so many years,” she said.

“I live in Texas, and there are no laws in Texas that protect people like me,” she added. “I can be fired for being who I am.”

While 20 states and the District of Columbia have laws explicitly banning workplace discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, federal civil rights law is less clear. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “prohibits employment discrimination based on … sex,” but whether “sex” discrimination in this context is inclusive of anti-LGBTQ discrimination is at the center of three cases before the Supreme Court.

The high court will hear oral arguments in these cases on Tuesday, and its decision — expected in the spring or summer of 2020 — could have a dramatic impact on LGBTQ workers’ rights. One case, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, marks the first time a transgender civil rights case has come before the Supreme Court. Trans workers across the country, including Adara, will be watching the case closely.


          

Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal

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KYIV, Ukraine – As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.

Their plan hit a snag after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko lost his reelection bid to Volodymyr Zelenskiy, whose conversation with Trump about former Vice President Joe Biden is now at the center of the House impeachment inquiry of Trump.

But the effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas company, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine's new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry's past political donors.

It's unclear if Perry's attempts to replace board members at Naftogaz were coordinated with the Giuliani allies pushing for a similar outcome, and no one has alleged that there is criminal activity in any of these efforts. And it's unclear what role, if any, Giuliani had in helping his clients push to get gas sales agreements with the state-owned company.

But the affair shows how those with ties to Trump and his administration were pursuing business deals in Ukraine that went far beyond advancing the president's personal political interests. It also raises questions about whether Trump allies were mixing business and politics just as Republicans were calling for a probe of Biden and his son Hunter, who served five years on the board of another Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.

On Friday, Trump told a group of Republican lawmakers that it had been Perry who had prompted the phone call in which Trump asked Zelenskiy for a "favor" regarding Biden, according to a person familiar with Trump's remarks.

The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to describe a closed conversation among GOP officials, recounted that Trump said it was Perry who asked him to make the July call to discuss "something about an LNG (liquefied natural gas) plant." Trump's remarks were first reported Saturday by the news site Axios.

While it's unclear whether Trump's remark Friday referred specifically to the behind-the-scenes maneuvers this spring involving the multibillion-dollar state gas company, The Associated Press has interviewed four people with direct knowledge of the attempts to influence Naftogaz, and their accounts show Perry playing a key role in the effort. Three of the four spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. The fourth is an American businessman with close ties to the Ukrainian energy sector.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Energy Department said Perry, a former Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, was not advancing anyone's personal interests. She said his conversations with Ukrainian officials about Naftogaz were part of his efforts to reform the country's energy sector and create an environment in which Western companies can do business.

Perry was asked about the AP's reporting on Monday while in Lithuania, where he was meeting with officials from Ukraine and other eastern European countries to discuss energy security and cooperation. He said any suggestion that he tried to force a management change at Naftogaz was a "totally dreamed up story."

"We get asked for our recommendations about people who are experts in areas, various areas," Perry said. "Folks who have expertise in particular areas. Obviously having been the governor of the state of Texas, I know a lot of people in the energy industry."

Perry also confirmed he had urged Trump to call Zelenskiy, but said the subject was the potential growth of Ukraine's energy sector.

"Absolutely, I asked the president multiple times, 'Mr. President, we think it is in the United States' and in Ukraine's best interest that you and the president of Ukraine have conversations, that you discuss the options that are there,'" Perry said, recounting his conversations with Trump.

The Trump and Giuliani allies driving the attempt to change the senior management at Naftogaz, however, appear to have had inside knowledge of the U.S. government's plans in Ukraine. For example, they told people that Trump would replace the U.S. ambassador there months before she was actually recalled to Washington, according to three of the individuals interviewed by the AP. One of the individuals said he was so concerned by the whole affair that he reported it to a U.S. Embassy official in Ukraine months ago.

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THE BUSINESSMEN

Ukraine, a resource-rich nation that sits on the geographic and symbolic border between Russia and the West, has long been plagued by corruption and government dysfunction, making it a magnet for foreign profiteers.

At the center of the Naftogaz plan, according to three individuals familiar with the details, were three such businessmen: two Soviet-born Florida real estate entrepreneurs, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and an oil magnate from Boca Raton, Florida, named Harry Sargeant III.

Parnas and Fruman have made hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations to Republicans, including $325,000 to a Trump-allied political action committee in 2018. This helped the relatively unknown entrepreneurs gain access to top levels of the Republican Party – including meetings with Trump at the White House and Mar-a-Lago.

The two have also faced lawsuits from disgruntled investors over unpaid debts. During the same period they were pursuing the Naftogaz deal, the two were coordinating with Giuliani to set up meetings with Ukrainian government officials and push for an investigation of the Bidens.

Sargeant, his wife and corporate entities tied to the family have donated at least $1.2 million to Republican campaigns and PACs over the last 20 years, including $100,000 in June to the Trump Victory Fund, according to federal and state campaign finance records. He has also served as finance chair of the Florida state GOP, and gave nearly $14,000 to Giuliani's failed 2008 presidential campaign.

In early March, Fruman, Parnas and Sargeant were touting a plan to replace Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev with another senior executive at the company, Andrew Favorov, according to two individuals who spoke to the AP as well as a memorandum about the meeting that was later submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, formerly known as Kiev.

Going back to the Obama administration, the U.S. Energy Department and the State Department have long supported efforts to import American natural gas into Ukraine to reduce the country's dependence on Russia.

The three approached Favorov with the idea while the Ukrainian executive was attending an energy industry conference in Texas. Parnas and Fruman told him they had flown in from Florida on a private jet to recruit him to be their partner in a new venture to export up to 100 tanker shipments a year of U.S. liquefied gas into Ukraine, where Naftogaz is the largest distributor, according to two people briefed on the details.

Sargeant told Favorov that he regularly meets with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and that the gas-sales plan had the president's full support, according to the two people who said Favorov recounted the discussion to them.

These conversations were recounted to AP by Dale W. Perry, an American who is a former business partner of Favorov. He told AP in an interview that Favorov described the meeting to him soon after it happened and that Favorov perceived it to be a shakedown. Perry, who is no relation to the energy secretary, is the managing partner of Energy Resources of Ukraine, which currently has business agreements to import natural gas and electricity to Ukraine.

A second person who spoke on condition of anonymity also confirmed to the AP that Favorov had recounted details of the Houston meeting to him.

According to Dale Perry and the other person, Favorov said Parnas told him Trump planned to remove U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and replace her with someone more open to aiding their business interests.

Dale Perry told the AP he was so concerned about the efforts to change the management at Naftogaz and to get rid of Yovanovitch that he reported what he had heard to Suriya Jayanti, a State Department foreign service officer stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv who focuses on the energy industry.

He also wrote a detailed memo about Favorov's account, dated April 12, which was shared with another current State Department official. Perry recently provided a copy of the April memo to AP.

Jayanti declined to provide comment. Favorov also declined to comment.

A Florida lawyer representing Sargeant, Christopher Kise, issued a statement Monday confirming that his client was at the Houston dinner with Parnas, Fruman and Favorov, but insisted he was there only to offer "broad industry guidance and his expert view on the challenges presented by operating in foreign markets."

"Attending a single, informal dinner in Houston does not place Mr. Sargeant at the center of any Naftogaz or Ukrainian business plan," Kise said. "Mr. Sargeant never discussed any role or participation in any Ukraine venture, nor any specifics regarding the potential business ventures of the other dinner participants."

The statement did not address whether Yovanovitch's fate was discussed at the dinner. Kise also said Sargeant has not met at Mar-a-Lago with Trump since he became president.

On March 24, Giuliani and Parnas gathered at the Trump International Hotel in Washington with Healy E. Baumgardner, a former Trump campaign adviser who once served as deputy communications director for Giuliani's presidential campaign and as a communications official during the George W. Bush administration.

She is now listed as the CEO of 45 Energy Group, a Houston-based energy company whose website describes it as a "government relations, public affairs and business development practice group." The company's name is an apparent nod to Trump, the 45th president.

This was a couple of weeks after the Houston meeting with Favorov, the Naftogaz executive. Giuliani, Parnas and Baumgardner were there to make a business pitch involving gas deals in the former Soviet bloc to a potential investor.

This time, according to Giuliani, the deals that were discussed involved Uzbekistan, not Ukraine.

"I have not pursued a deal in the Ukraine. I don't know about a deal in the Ukraine. I would not do a deal in the Ukraine now, obviously," said Giuliani, reached while attending a playoff baseball game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins. "There is absolutely no proof that I did it, because I didn't do it."

During this meeting, Parnas again repeated that Yovanovitch, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv, would soon be replaced, according to a person with direct knowledge of the gathering. She was removed two months later.

Giuliani, who serves as Trump's personal lawyer and has no official role in government, acknowledged Friday that he was among those pushing the president to replace the ambassador, a career diplomat with a history of fighting corruption.

"The ambassador to Ukraine was replaced," he said. "I did play a role in that."

But Giuliani refused to discuss the details of his business dealings, or whether he helped his associates in their push to forge gas sales contracts with the Ukrainian company. He did describe Sergeant as a friend and referred to Parnas and Fruman as his clients in a tweet in May.

As part of their impeachment inquiry, House Democrats have subpoenaed Giuliani for documents and communications related to dozens of people, including Favorov, Parnas, Fruman and Baumgardner's 45 Energy Group.

The House Intelligence Committee also issued sweeping document requests to Parnas and Fruman, due Monday, and scheduled depositions for later in the week.

John Dowd, a former Trump attorney who now represents Parnas and Fruman, said he and his clients have not yet decided whether to comply. Democrats on Monday threatened to issue subpoenas if they don't show.

Baumgardner issued a written statement, saying: "While I won't comment on business discussions, I will say this: this political assault on private business by the Democrats in Congress is complete harassment and an invasion of privacy that should scare the hell out of every American business owner."

Baumgardner later denied that she had any business dealings in Ukraine but refused to say whether the replacement of Ambassador Yovanovitch was discussed.

Dowd said it was actually the Naftogaz executives who approached his clients about making a deal. Dowd says the group then approached Rick Perry to get the Energy Department on board.

"The people from the company solicited my clients because Igor is in the gas business, and they asked them, and they flew to Washington and they solicited," Dowd said. "They sat down and talked about it. And then it was presented to Secretary Perry to see if they could get it together.

"It wasn't a shakedown; it was an attempt to do legitimate business that didn't work out."

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THE ENERGY SECRETARY

In May, Rick Perry traveled to Kyiv to serve as the senior U.S. government representative at the inauguration of the county's new president.

In a private meeting with Zelenskiy, Perry pressed the Ukrainian president to fire members of the Naftogaz advisory board. Attendees left the meeting with the impression that Perry wanted to replace the American representative, Amos Hochstein, a former diplomat and energy representative who served in the Obama administration, with someone "reputable in Republican circles," according to someone who was in the room.

Perry's push for Ukraine's state-owned natural gas company Naftogaz to change its supervisory board was first reported by Politico.

A second meeting during the trip, at a Kyiv hotel, included Ukrainian officials and energy sector people. There, Perry made clear that the Trump administration wanted to see the entire Naftogaz supervisory board replaced, according to a person who attended both meetings. Perry again referenced the list of advisers that he had given Zelenskiy, and it was widely interpreted that he wanted Michael Bleyzer, a Ukrainian-American businessman from Texas, to join the newly formed board, the person said. Also on the list was Robert Bensh, another Texan who frequently works in Ukraine, the Energy Department confirmed.

Gordon D. Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, and Kurt D. Volker, then the State Department's special envoy to Ukraine, were also in the room, according to photographs reviewed by AP. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to fear of retaliation, said he was floored by the American requests because the person had always viewed the U.S. government "as having a higher ethical standard."

The Naftogaz supervisory board is supposed to be selected by the Ukrainian president's Cabinet in consultation with international institutions, including the International Monetary Fund, the United States and the European Union. It must be approved by the Ukrainian Cabinet. Ukrainian officials perceived Perry's push to swap out the board as circumventing that established process, according to the person in the room.

U.S. Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said Perry had consistently called for the modernization of Ukraine's business and energy sector in an effort to create an environment that will incentivize Western companies to do business there. She said Perry delivered that same message in the May meeting with Zelenskiy.

"What he did not do is advocate for the business interests of any one individual or company," Hynes said Saturday. "That is fiction being pushed by those who are disingenuously seeking to advance a nefarious narrative that does not exist."

Hynes said the Ukrainian government had requested U.S. recommendations to advise the country on energy matters, and Perry provided those recommendations. She confirmed Bleyzer was on the list.

Bleyzer, whose company is based in Houston, did not respond on Saturday to a voicemail seeking comment. Bensh also did not respond to a phone message.

Perry has close ties to the Texas oil and gas industry. He appointed Bleyzer to a two-year term on a state technologies fund board in 2009. The following year, records show Bleyzer donated $20,000 to Perry's reelection campaign.

Zelenskiy's office declined to comment on Saturday.

In an interview Friday with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Perry said that "as God as my witness" he never discussed Biden or his son in meetings with Ukrainian or U.S. officials, including Trump or Giuliani. He did confirm he had had a conversation with Giuliani by phone, but a spokeswoman for the energy secretary declined to say when that call was or whether the two had discussed Naftogaz.

In Lithuania on Monday, Perry said he could not recall whether Bleyzer's name was on the list provided to Zelenskiy. But Perry confirmed he had known Bleyzer for years and called him "a really brilliant, capable businessman."

"I would recommend him for a host of different things in Kyiv because he knows the country," Perry said of Bleyzer. "He's from there. So, why not? I mean I would be stunned if someone said that would you eliminate Michael Bleyzer from a recommendation of people you ought to talk to about how to do business in the country, whether they're knowledgeable. It'd be remarkable if I didn't say, 'Talk to Michael.'"

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Biesecker and Lardner reported from Washington. Associated Press reporter Alan Fram contributed.

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As LyondellBasell marks two decades of service projects through its annual Global Care Day program, sustainability takes center stage on many of the global efforts.

About 5,000 employees, their families and other volunteers rolled up their sleeves to leave a positive impression in the communities where they operate, including the LyondellBasell Morris Plant.

Focusing on efforts to preserve and protect the environment, volunteers at the Morris Plant gathered Sept. 26 at Channahon State Park. Activities that took place included painting, building picnic tables, removing an old fence, installing a new fence, mulching and installing a bee hotel.

Other global projects include:

Rayong, Thailand

Employees, contractors and friends will collect garbage on Laem Chareon Beach in Rayong, Thailand. The cleanup effort is part of an educational campaign in waste management for employees.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Employees and volunteers in Rotterdam will spend time at Vroesenpark in Blijdorp, Rotterdam, where they will collect garbage, helping to revitalize a popular park.

Sinnar, India

With a goal of putting 400 trees in the ground, planting will occur on Vavala Mountain Gurudatta Trust and Janta Vidyalaya School. There will also be an educational piece to help showcase the value of giving back to the ecosystem by keeping the environment clean.

Corpus Christi, Texas

This team has a long to-do list, including constructing large bird housing for rehabilitation and cleaning up debris on the Port Aransas jetties and St. Joseph’s Island which is often overlooked in cleanup efforts because it is only accessible by boat. The staff will also assist in the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.

“All of us should be committed as citizens, as companies and a society to truly making a difference and delivering on that commitment for future generations,” LyondellBasell senior vice president of Sustainability, Technology, Research and Development Jim Seward said in a news release. “I am proud of our continued efforts to think differently, reduce our environmental footprint and understand how our efforts can make a difference on a larger scale. Today was one part in the ongoing actions and conversations we are taking as a corporation,” Seward said.

Some of the larger sites – such as Wesseling, Germany, and Channelview, Texas – have organized multiple projects, and this was the first year for the former A. Schulman locations to take part.

In Akron, Ohio, volunteers will pick up litter and removed hazards along the popular Freedom Trail. In Houston, the company’s operations headquarter office shifted their Global Care Day efforts to focus on sustainability.

The team of about 300 volunteers will gather at Hermann Park together to plant, landscape and paint. More than 100 LyondellBasell locations gathered their resources and dedicated their time and energy for this year’s event.

Global Care Day began in 2000 as a volunteer-driven effort to encourage worldwide volunteerism in the communities where LyondellBasell operates.

On a cumulative basis, LyondellBasell mobilized about 33,600 volunteers who donated about 212,000 hours in support of their communities since the inception of Global Care Day.

LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world.


          

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Listen to enough NBA Media Day interviews, and you’ll start to think it’s the first day of school after summer vacation. Reporters routinely ask players what they did during their time away, and players in turn talk about the weight they’ve lost, the muscle they’ve gained, or the skills they’ve tried to bolster. James Harden […]
          

Trump Allies Tried to Install Friendly Management at Ukrainian Gas Company: Report

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Trump Allies Tried to Install Friendly Management at Ukrainian Gas Company: ReportA group of businessmen and top Republican donors touted connections to President Trump while trying to recruit management at Ukraine's state gas company in order to advance their own financial interests, according to a report from the Associated Press.Over the past year, real-estate entrepreneurs Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and oil magnate Harry Sargeant III, all of whom have donated large sums to Republican PACs and campaigns, have worked to recruit Andrew Favorov, a senior executive at Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz, for a plan wherein the company would begin importing American natural gas in order to reduce the country's dependence on Russia.The report highlights the Ukrainian business interests of Trump-administration allies at the same time as Trump and his private legal counsel Rudy Giuliani seek to draw attention to Hunter Biden's business activity in Ukraine while his father was serving as vice president. Hunter sat on the board of a Ukrainian natural-gas company from 2014 to 2019 while his father was overseeing U.S. policy toward Ukraine for the Obama administration.Sargeant told Favorov that he regularly met with Trump and that the president backed the gas sale plan, according to sources interviewed by the Associated Press. Parnas also told Favorov that Trump would remove then–ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and replace her with someone more favorable to their business interests.The plan hit a setback with the surprise election in May 2019 of Volodymyr Zelensky as Ukraine's president.However, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry then reportedly stepped in to advance a plan to replace the entire management board of Naftogaz. One of Perry's top picks for the board was a Texas businessman Michael Bleyzer, who in the past had donated to Perry's 2010 reelection campaign for governor of Texas. No illegal transaction was known to have taken place throughout this time.U.S. Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes commented that Perry "did not . . . advocate for the business interests of any one individual or company." She added that such an allegation "is fiction being pushed by those who are disingenuously seeking to advance a nefarious narrative that does not exist.”Update 2:40 p.m.: Christopher Kise, an attorney for Harry Sargeant III, had put out the following statement: "In March 2019, while attending the CERAWeek 2019 conference in Houston, Texas, one of the largest energy industry trade events in the world, Mr. Sargeant was asked to attend an informal dinner with Andrew Favorov, Igor Fruman, and Lev Parnas, and to offer his views on the global oil and gas industry. Mr. Sargeant never discussed any role or participation in any Ukraine venture, nor any specifics regarding the potential business ventures of the other dinner participants."Kise further wrote, "Attending a single, informal dinner in Houston does not place Mr. Sargeant at the center of any Naftogaz or Ukrainian business plan."



          

Chinese state TV halts NBA preseason China game broadcasts

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BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state broadcaster CCTV will no longer air NBA preseason games set in China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted an image that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong. CCTV also said Tuesday in a statement posted to the official social media account of its sports channel that it is […]
          

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Stephen Schwartz!

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album "Wildflowers." They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Motown, "Bye Bye Birdie," and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "The Baker's Wife," "Working," "Rags," and "The Prince of Egypt." He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Enchanted."

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

NBA chief laments "economic impact" as Chinese TV nixes broadcast plan

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Commissioner Adam Silver backs Houston Rockets general manager's right to free speech, but admits the damage caused by a single tweet about Hong Kong "will take some time to heal"
          

Houston Open: Henley can star again in Texas

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It's a new date in the calendar for the Houston Open and Dave Tindall has three picks for the action in Texas...
          

Óriási botrány tört ki Hongkong miatt az NBA és Kína között

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A Houston Rockets igazgatója a hongkongi tüntetők mellett állt ki, elszabadult a pokol. Az amerikai elnökjelöltek összeálltak az NBA ellen.
          

Eat globally, cook locally

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Curtis Stone goes abroad for some R&D in his new PBS show. Not to be outdone, Besha Rodell visited six continents in search of the world’s best restaurants. Meanwhile, Houston chef Chris Shepherd says exploring your own city and community can transform the way you cook and live. Plus: a local food symposium comes to Southern California. 


          

Castillo, Tampa Bay will host Houston in Game 4 of ALDS

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The Astros will take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 of the ALDS
          

China’s CCTV shuns NBA games after Houston Rockets manager’s tweet on Hong Kong

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Chinese firms have also halted partnerships with the Texas-based team.
          

China’s CCTV shuns NBA games after Houston Rockets manager’s tweet on Hong Kong

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Chinese firms have also halted partnerships with the Texas-based team.
          

06:00 Houston Rockets – Toronto Raptors Live Stream

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06:00 Houston Rockets – Toronto Raptors Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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13:05 Tampa Bay Rays – Houston Astros Live Stream

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NBA Kisses Communist Ass

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Shouldn't come as a surprise.  The MONEY is far more important than piddly-ass principles.

...Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has tried to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors.

A short time after Morey posted that statement, the NBA said it was “regrettable” that the deleted tweet offended many in China. That followed several companies in China, including some of the NBA’s major business partners there, lashing out over Morey’s original tweet.

The uproar started when Morey tweeted an image that read: “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.”...

"Major business partners" = NBA-gear sweatshops.

Maybe Silver should move the NBA offices to Peking.  That's "woke," ya'know.
          

Texas Man Divorces Wife By Forging Paperwork

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Police are looking for Houston resident Paul Nixon after he divorced his wife without her knowledge by forging her signatures on divorce documents.
          

Houston - Toronto

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Basketball. NBA. Preseason
          

Houston - Tampa Bay

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Adopt Nutmeg a Maine Coon, Persian (Nutmeg (Petfinder.com))

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Little Nutmeg had a rough start. He lived in a cat colony and was fixed in the hope that he could go back to live with his family. However, his surgery did not go well and he had to have emergency medical treatment. After spending time with people in... see more at Petfinder.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/70552&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

          

Adopt Nutmeg a Orange or Red Maine Coon / Persian / Mixed cat in Houston (Adopt-a-Pet.com)

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Little Nutmeg had a rough start. He lived in a cat colony and was fixed in the hope that he could go back to live with his family. However, his surgery did not go well and he had to have emergency medical treatment. After spending time with people indoors he decided he liked being an indoor kitten (that is not the case for many outdoor kittens over four months old)! He now purrs loudly when giving his foster mom love, and kneads her face when she cuddles him. He likes other cats and kids and loves to chow down on wet food. This grateful little guy is destined for a loving home where he can snuggle and get his fluffy coat brushed. Are you his forever family?

          

Adopt Saprina a Brown or Chocolate (Mostly) Persian / Mixed cat in Houston (Adopt-a-Pet.com)

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Gorgeous calm does not bother anybody stays to herself likes to get rubbed got her when baby from farm in newberg Oregon

          

Fancy Dollface Persian Kittens Sale (GoKitty) $1,500

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Persian kits (Advertigo)

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Flam point raised indoor in a loving environment. Very sweetand loving. Born on Easter Sunday -- Love lots of fuss and attion sweet loving and loyal household pets... Pictures and contact info on Advertigo website.

          

Tampa Bay - Houston

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Toronto - Houston

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Houston Open

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Houston Open

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Houston Open

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Drew Houston: "Wie schaffen wir es, dass eine E-Mail gar nicht erst gesendet wird?"

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Ein Fenster, alles drin: Dropbox will das digitale Büro bauen, das unsere Arbeit endlich wieder entschleunigt. Gründer Drew Houston erklärt, wie.
          

Houston Open

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Houston Open

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What Climate Change Will Do to Three Major American Cities by 2100

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This timeline project maps out what will happen to St. Louis, San Francisco, and Houston over the next century if we don’t come together — fast — to address climate change as the crisis it is.
          

Rays pummel Greinke, Morton clutch vs Astros to win Game 3

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By FRED GOODALL ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Kevin Kiermaier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay teed off on Zack Greinke, and the Rays backed another clutch playoff pitching performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros 10-3 Monday and cut their AL Division Series deficit to 2-1. Facing the team he […]
          

NBA chief backs 'free expression' after Hong Kong tweet furore

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The NBA backs "freedom of expression," its commissioner has insisted, after the organisation was criticised for its response to a pro-democracy tweet by a Houston Rockets executive that angered China.
          

NBA backs free speech after Hong Kong tweet furore

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The NBA has insisted it backs free speech, after US politicians accused it of caving to China in a row over a pro-democracy tweet that has cost the Houston Rockets lucrative Chinese sponsors and airtime.
          

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Stephen Schwartz!

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album "Wildflowers." They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Motown, "Bye Bye Birdie," and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "The Baker's Wife," "Working," "Rags," and "The Prince of Egypt." He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Enchanted."

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet

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Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV, and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the world’s most populous nation. Vivo, which […]
          

MLB Playoffs Daily: Can Rays do it again against Astros, Verlander?

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Tampa Bay fought off elimination once, but to force a decisive Game 5 against favored Houston, it has to go through Justin Verlander.
          

BACKFIRE: NBA, Houston Rockets Cower To Communist China, Get Blasted Online

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Executive Assistant to Chiefs and Directors

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TX-Houston, With limited direction and exercising significant discretion and judgment in all aspects of the role, this position provides timely and effective administrative and project support to Firmwide Chiefs and Directors. The Executive Assistant must demonstrate sound judgment, be a self-starter, assure confidentiality, and maintain a professional demeanor in all interactions with internal and external c
          

Houston Rockets GM Apologizes For Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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The Houston Rockets' general manager apologized on Sunday for a tweet expressing support for Hong Kong protesters that has sparked a harsh backlash from China's official basketball association. "I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China ...," Daryl Morey tweeted on Sunday. "I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives." On Friday, Morey took to Twitter to show solidarity with a months-long anti-government protest in the Chinese territory. He sent a tweet that read: "Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong." It was quickly deleted, but not before it attracted notice in both China and the U.S. Soon after, the Rockets' owner, Tilman Fertitta, sought to distance the team from the controversy, tweeting that Morley "does NOT speak for the @HoustonRockets" and that the team is "NOT a political organization." And on Sunday, the Chinese Basketball Association — headed by former Rockets center and Hall
          

NBA stirs U.S. hornet's nest, faces China backlash over Hong Kong tweet

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An increasing number of U.S. lawmakers voiced anger on Monday over the NBA's response to a Houston Rockets official's tweet backing Hong Kong democracy protests, raising U.S.-China tensions as talks to end a 15-month trade war resumed.

          

China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

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Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive backing protests in Hong Kong.

          

China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's protesters.

          

NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say on issues

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National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver said on Tuesday it is not up to the NBA to regulate what players, employees and team owners say amid anger from China over a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressing support for Hong Kong's protesters.

          

Factbox: Fans, U.S. politicians, others react to NBA's China controversy

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) took heavy fire on Monday for saying a weekend tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey, which supported Hong Kong protests for democracy, was "regrettable" and "inappropriate."

          

Factbox: NBA taking flak in China, a valuable market with 500 million fans

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) came under fire on Monday for its response to a tweet by a Houston Rockets official supporting protests calling for democracy in the Chinese-ruled city of Hong Kong.

          

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

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DigitalDreams42 posted a photo:

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV, registration N95NA, departing Prestwick Airport runway 30.

The aircraft landed a few days earlier with astronaut Nick Hague returning from Kazakhstan to Houston after his 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Unfortunately the aircraft broke down during a gas-and-go at Prestwick and ended up staying a few days. Not sure if Nick stuck around for it to get fixed or if he got another flight home.

Video of the take-off:
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NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

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DigitalDreams42 posted a photo:

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV, registration N95NA, departing Prestwick Airport runway 30.

The aircraft landed a few days earlier with astronaut Nick Hague returning from Kazakhstan to Houston after his 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Unfortunately the aircraft broke down during a gas-and-go at Prestwick and ended up staying a few days. Not sure if Nick stuck around for it to get fixed or if he got another flight home.

Video of the take-off:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/81797&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comPkpy69dmt0

More Links:
My NASA Gulfstream photos
My Aviation Photos
My Aviation Videos
Gulfstream V
International Space Station
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NASA Press Release
Prestwick Airport (PIK / EGPK)


          

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

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DigitalDreams42 posted a photo:

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV, registration N95NA, departing Prestwick Airport runway 30.

The aircraft landed a few days earlier with astronaut Nick Hague returning from Kazakhstan to Houston after his 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Unfortunately the aircraft broke down during a gas-and-go at Prestwick and ended up staying a few days. Not sure if Nick stuck around for it to get fixed or if he got another flight home.

On the apron in the background you can see 2 US Navy P-8 Poseidon, 2 French Navy Dassault Atlantique, and 2 Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140, all in for the Joint Warrior 19/2 exercise.

Video of the take-off:
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More Links:
My NASA Gulfstream photos
My Aviation Photos
My Aviation Videos
Gulfstream V
International Space Station
Soyuz Landing Capsule
NASA Press Release
Prestwick Airport (PIK / EGPK)


          

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

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DigitalDreams42 posted a photo:

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV departing Prestwick 2019-10-06 [with Video]

NASA Gulfstream Aerospace GV, registration N95NA, departing Prestwick Airport runway 30.

The aircraft landed a few days earlier with astronaut Nick Hague returning from Kazakhstan to Houston after his 6-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Unfortunately the aircraft broke down during a gas-and-go at Prestwick and ended up staying a few days. Not sure if Nick stuck around for it to get fixed or if he got another flight home.

Video of the take-off:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/81805&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comPkpy69dmt0

More Links:
My NASA Gulfstream photos
My Aviation Photos
My Aviation Videos
Gulfstream V
International Space Station
Soyuz Landing Capsule
NASA Press Release
Prestwick Airport (PIK / EGPK)


          

Granderson: NBA put money first and what's right second in China tweeting controversy

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The NBA's relationship with China was an issue even before Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of the Hong Kong protests.


          

Kevin Kiermaier and Charlie Morton lead Rays to win over Astros in Game 3 of ALDS

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The Tampa Bay Rays backed another clutch performance by Charlie Morton to beat the Houston Astros and cut their American League Division Series deficit.


          

Rockets GM Daryl Morey creates China-NBA tension with tweet

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters.


          

How a Houston, Texas neighborhood center is using diversity to strengthen a neighborhood

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As America rapidly diversifies, Houston has become a microcosm of the nation’s shifting demographic, cultural, and linguistic landscape. Almost one in four Houstonians was born outside the U.S., and by some counts, they speak up to 145 different languages. More than 42% of children in the metro area have at least one foreign-born parent—almost twice…
          

Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba co-founder Tsai decries Houston Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweet

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Brooklyn Nets owner, Alibaba co-founder Tsai decries Houston Rockets GM's Hong Kong tweetIn an open letter to "NBA fans" posted on his personal Facebook page, Tsai wrote that he felt the need to speak about the issue as someone who had spent his professional life in China. "Supporting a separatist movement in a Chinese territory is one of those third-rail issues, not only for the Chinese government, but also for citizens of China," he wrote.



          

Hong Kong : la télévision chinoise annule la diffusion de deux matchs NBA après un tweet polémique d'un dirigeant de club

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Sur Twitter, le directeur général des Houston Rockets a soutenu les manifestations pro-démocratie, provoquant la colère de Pékin.
          

Tax Supervisor- Compliance

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TX-Houston, Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.​ Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics
          

Analyst II - Payroll

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Intern - Total Rewards (Compensation)

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TX-Houston, Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.​ Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics
          

Senior Accountant

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TX-Houston, Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.​ Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics
          

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TX-Houston, Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate.​ Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics
          

Diretor de time da NBA apoia protestos em Hong Kong e irrita chineses

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Daryl Morey, diretor geral do Houston Rockets, publicou no Twitter uma postagem em apoio aos manifestantes de Hong Kong, o que irritou a Associação Chinesa de Basquete, presidida por Yao Ming, membro do Hall da Fama do basquete nos Estados Unidos. Leia mais (10/07/2019 - 11h56)
          

Increased On Line Traffic What In The World Is Web 20 Marketing

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Marketing is a large part of your business, and successful marketing is a large part of having a successful business. Many people are very easily confused when they see web 2.0 marketing somewhere. However, there is nothing to be confused about. It's not a special program or different type of marketing. It's just a new way of doing things, and the whole "2.0" is just a buzzword that was mentioned once by someone and stuck. Basically, web 2.0 marketing is simply viral marketing. And viral marketing is simply word-of-mouth. It's a newer form of advertising and marketing that reaches more people and appeals to consumers in a manner they can relate to.





Viral marketing allows you to connect with potential customers on a much more personal level; through social networks, blogs, and other personal forums, you can create relationships that you might not have been able to otherwise. In order to make the most of web 2.0 marketing, you need to keep a few things in mind.





First, you need to attach emotion to your social marketing. Regardless of whether you make people love you or hate you, or make them feel happy or sad, an emotion needs to come out of the personal opinion that you give. Also, you need to be different. People are tired of the same old song and dance. If you're going to use a new marketing method, you need a new story to tell. Do something completely unexpected; you'll attract much more attention through shock and unexpectedness.





With viral marketing, you HAVE to convey a personal story or message. You can't just advertise and expect things to work out. You need to give people a story that they can relate to and attach themselves to, so they can see the purpose for buying your products and/or services. Keeping an open door policy is another big part of web 2.0 marketing. People need to feel welcome and be able to access information easily. Even having a sign in website can drive away business, so keep everything public and free to get the best response from your marketing endeavors.





Accepting comments and using comments to communicate with your readers on blogs and message boards is another way to personalize your business. By giving your business a virtual face, you will make it really hard for people to turn away from your business.





Next time you see the word "web 2.0", don't be afraid. Instead, just know that it's nothing more than a fancy buzzword.


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South Park 'apologizes' to China for mocking censorship

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South Park 'apologizes' to China for mocking censorship

The creators of South Park have 'apologized' to China after the show is reportedly banned in the country and it's exactly what you expect.

It has been reported that South Park is banned on the Chinese Internet, after last week's episode "Band in China". The episode follows dimwit Randy Marsh - father of Stan, a geologist, the voice of pop sensation Lorde, and the entrepreneur behind Tegridy Weed - on a journey to China to find more customers for his product. His visit instead gets Randy sent to a work camp where he has to speak praise of the communist party.

At the same time, Randy's son Stan is trying to film a biopic for his several-weeks-old death metal band Crimson Dawn, but finds out that he has to censor topics ranging from Winnie the Pooh to the Dalai Lama in order to appease Chinese censors and make money in the country.

The episode even shows a Chinese censor in military uniform erasing things that Stan writes down, or erasing things he types on his laptop.

Apparently, the Chinese authorities didn't see the humor in the episode and reports are that South Park is now banned on the Chinese Internet. Matt Stone and Trey Parker responded to the news in a fashion we've come to expect over the years from the minds behind South Park. While it clearly makes fun of the Chinese reaction to the episode, it also takes aim at the NBA.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters on Friday, in a tweet that has since disappeared. Today, the NBA apologized to "friends and fans" in China who were offended by Morey's tweet. So how did Matt and Trey seek to mend South Park's relationship with China?

"Official apology to China from Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

'Like the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom and democracy. Xi doesn't look just like Winnie the Pooh at all. Tune into our 300th episode this Wednesday at 10! Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?'"

Can you feel the sincerity evident in every word?

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Baker Hughes, a GE company Announces September 2019 Rig Counts

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Assistant Baker & Dishwasher - Nothing Bundt Cakes - NorthtoWest Houston - Houston, TX

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Houston Towing Service is your next-door neighbor towing expert that can aid you in times of emergency road problems. 360 Towing Solutions company does not only provide towing service Houston, but also deliver fuel in case your automobile shuts down in the middle of a highway or street. We offer almost all kinds of vehicular emergency services. We cater to all of our clients’ needs with a group of dedicated and professional personnel.
          

NBA Under Fire After Bending Over Backward for Communist China, Apologizing for Pro-Freedom Tweet

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The NBA sided with China’s totalitarian government after Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey spoke out Friday in support of pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. In the now-deleted tweet, Morey posted an image reading, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong.” He was expressing his backing for the hundreds of thousands of activists protesting against…

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Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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China TV drops NBA exhibition games; league defends free speech

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Chinese state television said on Tuesday it would not air NBA exhibition games played in the country this week, heaping pressure on the U.S. basketball league after a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive backing protests in Hong Kong.

          

China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBA

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Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association (NBA), joining a series of Chinese firms cutting ties with the league following a tweet by a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kong's protesters.

          

China row threatens to upstage league's return to Japan

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The NBA returned to Japan for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday, with pre season action between the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors - but it was the league's growing crisis in neighboring China that demanded much of the attention.

          

The NBA’s disgraceful submission to its Chinese overlords

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Little did Dr. James Naismith of Springfield, Massachusetts, know when he invented the game of basketball in 1891 that, a century hence, it would become beholden to its Chinese overlords. The National Basketball Association disgraced itself kowtowing to the Beijing regime after the general manager of the Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, tweeted his support for...
          

Adam Silver issues new statement on situation between NBA and China

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Virginia Stage Presents DETROIT '67

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Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family keep it together as their community falls apart?

Detroit '67 is comprised of a company of actors making their Virginia Stage Company debut. Lisa Tharps (Chelle), from New York, has guest-starred in several hit television shows, including "ER", "Sex in the City", "Jessica Jones", and "Law and Order: SVU". Bryce Michael Wood (Lank) has performed in several of the top regional theatres, including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Performing in her second play by Detroit '67 playwright Dominique Morisseau, Shenyse LeAnna Harris (Bunny) is a New York-based actor that recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Brown University. Freddie Fulton (Sly) has recently performed at Long Wharf Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rounding out the Detroit '67 cast is Suzannah Herschkowitz (Caroline), a recent Julliard graduate.

Directing this inspired cast is nationally and internationally acclaimed director, Thomas W. Jones II. His work as a writer, director, and actor has received several Helen Hayes awards, the San Diego critic's award, and the NAACP Phoenix Award.

Detroit '67 begins on October 23 with an official opening night on October 26, and continues with performances through November 10. Tickets for each performance start as low as $25 for children under 12. Discounts are available for groups, students, and members of the military community. Ticket prices will vary throughout the run of the show, so buy early for the best seats at the best prices.


Interviews can be arranged with members of the cast, crew, creative team, or staff of Virginia Stage Company. All reviews are welcome, and tickets can be provided to anyone who wishes to see the production for these purposes.

Virginia Stage Company is southeastern Virginia's leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 58,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company's mission is to "enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality."

Freddie Fulton (Sly) is making his Virginia Stage Company debut with this wonderful production of Detroit '67. Other theater credits include: Classic Stage Company's Julius Caesar (Brutus), Long Wharf Theatre's Paradise Blue (P-Sam), 59E59th/Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Someone Dies at the End (Bama), Seven Guitars (Floyd), Death of the Last Black Man (Black Man with Watermelon), A Soldier's Play (PFC Peterson), etc. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Freddie received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and is based in New York. He's grateful to the entire VSC team and blessed to have the opportunity to breathe life into this enriching story. To his family, friends, and cast members thank you for your inspiration, it truly means the world to him. Enjoy the show!

Shenyse LeAnna Harris (Bunny) is a New York based actor from Houston, Texas. She holds a Master's degree from Brown/Trinity Rep 2018. This is her second Dominque Morisseau play and her Virginia Stage Company Debut- she is more than delighted to be a part of this process. Shenyse has been in Fetch Clay Make Man (Dallas Theater Center) Our Lady of 121st (Greer Garson Theater) Death of a Salesman, Skeleton Crew (Trinity Repertory).

Suzannah Herschkowitz (Caroline) is a recent graduate of Juilliard and spent this past summer working on The Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Coriolanus. She is thrilled to make her Virginia State Company debut with this cast and crew.

Lisa Tharps (Chelle) Nina- The Royale, Kitchen Theater, and Geva Theatre; Medea - Medea, Boston Court Theater (Garland, LA Critics, LA Weekly NAACP nominations for Best Leading Actress); Broadway: Nurse - Romeo Juliet - New Victory Theater; Tonya (und) - King Hedley II, Virginia Theatre; Principal Player - Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers - Public Theater, London's Barbican Pit, Nat'l Tour; Off Broadway: Olivia - Twelfth Night - Boomerang Theatre; Paulina - The Winter's Tale - NY Classical; Wit - MCC, Union Square, Nat'l Tour; Principal Player, The Vagina Monologues, Nat'l Tour; Titania - Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare Theater of DC: TV - aired in 2018: "Jessica Jones" (Det. Ruth Sunday), "Power", "Madam Secretary", "Elementary". Film: MADELINE'S MADELINE (Gotham's/Spirit Awards' noms for Best Feature, Cinematography); UNC School of the Arts, Graduate. LisaTharps.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/98918&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. Grateful

Bryce Michael Wood (Lank) graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his Bachelors and was a Division-I Athlete for the Fighting Irish. Most recently he received his MFA in Acting from UCONN under the direction of Dale AJ Rose. His recent credits include, but aren't limited to: Topdog/Underdog and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare and Company, Glory at the New School, Othello at the Brick Theater, Gloria at Asolo Repertory Theater, The Royale at The Hippodrome Theater, Smart People at both The Geva & Kitchen Theatre, Welcome to Fear City at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and Row, where he starred as Muhammed Ali at Goodspeed Opera House. While attending UCONN he was in a multitude of Connecticut Rep. Productions.

Director

  • Thomas W. Jones II

Scenic Designer

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Costume Designer

  • Dr. L. Nyrobi N. Moss

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Stage Manager

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Assistant Stage Manager

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BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Stephen Schwartz!

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album "Wildflowers." They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Motown, "Bye Bye Birdie," and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "The Baker's Wife," "Working," "Rags," and "The Prince of Egypt." He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Enchanted."

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

GAME RECAP: Raptors 134, Rockets 129

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The Toronto Raptors rallied to erase a 17-point deficit to defeat the Houston Rockets 134-129 in Tokyo. Pascal Siakam scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win.
          

Pascal Siakam (24 points) Highlights vs. Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets with 7 3-pointers in the 2nd Quarter vs. Toronto Raptors

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POLÉMIQUE - La ligue de basket américaine, la NBA, est actuellement dans la tourmente après la publication d'un tweet pro-Hong Kong du directeur général des Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey. Un post que l'Etat chinois n'a que très peu goûté, condamnant ses propos et suspendant la diffusion en Chine des matchs d'exhibition de la NBA.
          

Governo de Hong Kong estuda limitar acesso à Internet

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Para tentar conter as manifestações, o governo já havia proibido máscaras; no dia 1º de outubro, um policial atirou em um estudante que participava de um ato. Manifestante chuta lata de gás lacrimogêneo em Hong Kong, em 7 de outubro de 2019 Jorge Silva/Reuters O governo de Hong Kong planeja limitar o acesso à Internet, afirmou um membro do conselho executivo à AFP nesta segunda-feira (7). O Executivo proibiu, na semana passada, o o uso de máscaras nas manifestações, medida que alimentou os protestos. "Enquanto houver meios de reprimir os distúrbios, o governo não poderá descartar a possibilidade de proibir a Internet", disse à AFP Ip Kwok-ele, membro do conselho executivo e deputado pró-Pequim. Justiça de Hong Kong começa a julgar manifestantes detidos por usar máscaras O movimento pró-democracia usa fóruns on-line e mensagens criptografadas para organizar suas ações de protesto. Manifestantes desafiam a lei usando máscaras em Hong Kong Ip, que é membro do órgão consultivo da chefe do Executivo de Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, enfatizou que restringir o acesso à Internet pode ter consequências terríveis para Hong Kong. "Acho que uma das condições para a implementação da proibição da Internet seria que isso não afete as empresas de Hong Kong", acrescentou. O anúncio acontece após três dias seguidos de "flashmobs" (ações relâmpago) e concentrações não autorizadas, das quais milhares de pessoas participaram no território semiautônomo. Nesta segunda-feira (7), policiais dispararam gás lacrimogêneo em centenas de manifestantes que se reuniam perto de uma estação de metrô no distrito que têm mais recebido atos. Dezenas de milhares de pessoas, inclusive famílias com crianças, marcharam no centro da cidade nos últimos três dias. A maioria estava com máscara. Alguns manifestantes radicais vandalizaram escritórios do governo, bem como filiais de vários bancos e estações de metrô da China. Grande parte da rede metroviária foi suspensa por três dias. Empresas com vínculos com a China também foram atacadas, como agências de bancos chineses. Mapa mostra localização de Hong Kong G1 A mobilização se tornou especialmente violenta depois que, na sexta-feira (4), Carrie Lam decidiu recorrer a uma lei de emergência para proibir o uso de máscaras nos protestos. A medida agitou os ânimos, e milhares de pessoas desafiaram a proibição, manifestando-se com o rosto coberto. Lei injusta Nesta segunda (7), as duas primeiras pessoas que tentaram violar a proibição, um estudante e uma mulher de 38 anos, compareceram perante um tribunal em Hong Kong. A sala estava cheia de militantes, que usavam máscaras. Os dois detidos foram acusados de manifestação ilegal, fato pelo qual podem ser condenados a três anos de prisão, assim como por terem violado a proibição de usar máscara em uma mobilização pública, sujeitos a mais um ano atrás das grades. Ambos foram soltos sob fiança. Fora do tribunal, os manifestantes entoavam slogans como "usar máscara não é crime" e "a lei é injusta". Muitos opositores temem que essa proibição seja o prelúdio para a adoção de novas medidas de emergência por parte das autoridades. "É uma desculpa para introduzir outras leis totalitárias, e a próxima será a lei marcial", disse um manifestante, Lo, à AFP em frente ao tribunal. Texto polêmico Desde 1º de outubro, a mobilização se intensificou. Os piores confrontos até agora ocorreram nesta data, quando a República Popular da China comemorou o 70º aniversário de sua fundação. Naquele dia, pela primeira vez, um policial disparou uma bala de verdade contra um estudante de 18 anos, que ficou gravemente ferido. Durante o fim de semana, os manifestantes se concentraram nos bairros do centro da ilha de Hong Kong e, do outro lado da baía, na península de Kowloon, apesar das fortes chuvas. Na China, a indignação tomou conta do país após um texto do gerente da equipe de basquete americana do Houston Rockets, apoiando o povo de Hong Kong. O texto foi removido e, nesta segunda-feira (7), James Harden, jogador do Houston Rockets, apresentou suas desculpas. James Harden, do Houston Rockets, treina em Tóquio antes de um jogo de exibição no dia 6 de outubro de 2019 Kyodo/via Reuters Mesmo assim, a emissora pública chinesa CCTV anunciou que suspenderá a transmissão dos jogos da equipe da NBA.
          

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NBA's China reaction shows the league is only woke when it doesn't cost money

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The NBA has won plaudits for supporting social issues in the US. But like any other sports league, it is an entertainment vehicle built to maximize profits

The NBA’s handling of the Daryl Morey controversy over the weekend showed the league is happy to toe the “woke” line at home while selling out abroad, all in the endless pursuit of cash.

Since March, anti-government protests have swept Hong Kong. The movement has since expanded to include the question of Hong Kong’s legal independence from China. Police and pro-democracy protestors have clashed, with live ammunition even being used on the crowds.

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Chinese Basketball Association Suspends Involvement with NBA Team after Hong Kong Tweet

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By Dan Palmer | The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has suspended its relationship with Houston Rockets after the NBA giant’s general manager offered his support to Hong Kong’s protesters.  Daryl Morey tweeted an image which included the words “Fight for freedom, fight for Hong Kong” which has angered many Chinese. As well as the CBA, […]
          

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‘Mobius Houston’ first temporary art piece in new program

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“Mobius Houston” consists of three large pieces of acrylic glass, combining light cast through them into new colors. | McKenzie Misiaszek/The Cougar A new art piece will be officially unveiled Oct. 11, but students can already go by Wilhelmina’s Grove, […]
          

‘Mobius Houston’ first temporary art piece in new program

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A new art piece will be officially unveiled Oct. 11, but students can already go by Wilhelmina’s Grove, outside the Moore’s School of Music, and view the colorful display. The piece consists of three large pieces of acrylic glass of different colors, which the sun shines through to create varying colored shadows. The sculpture is …

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Former Cougars in NFL see mixed success so far

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OliverWith 15 members in the NFL, Houston is well-represented. However, not every former Cougar has fared well through five weeks of play. Here’s who is doing well in their professional career and who isn’t: Quarterback Kyle Allen – Carolina Panthers Since being named starter for the Panthers after Cam Newton ‘s foot injury, Allen has …

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Cougars’ team GPA ranks third in nation

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The Cougars ranked third in the nation in team GPA with a score of 3.719. | Katrina Martinez/The Cougar The UH softball team had the third highest team GPA in the nation for the 2018-19 academic year. Houston’s team GPA […]
          

Cougars’ team GPA ranks third in nation

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The UH softball team had the third highest team GPA in the nation for the 2018-19 academic year. Houston’s team GPA for the year was 3.719, which was outranked only by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (3.723) and Grand Canyon (3.760). In addition to the team’s ranking, 11 student athletes were named to the Easton/National …

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Gallery: Houston dedicates Penick Court at Fertitta Center

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The basketball court now dons the Penick family name. | Trevor Nolley/The CougarThe court at the Fertitta Center will forever be named after Rusty and Tricia Penick and the rest of their family, the University announced at a Monday afternoon dedication ceremony inside the arena. Along with men’s basketball head coach Kelvin Sampson, women’s basketball head coach Ron Hughey, President Renu Khator and athletics director Chris Pezman, …

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After UCF loss, Houston remains winless in conference

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In its second conference game of the season, Houston lost 3-0 to UCF at home, falling to 0-2 against American Athletic Conference opponents and 3-9 overall. In what seemed to be a close game between the Cougars and the Knights early on in the first half, a goal inside the 41st minute gave UCF the …

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Cheap and Good Houston Restaurants

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As a senior at the University of Houston, I bring to you, 3 cheap and good Houston restaurants that every University of Houston student should know about. H-Town is one of the most diverse culinary cities in the ...
          

China won't show NBA preseason games

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China won't broadcast or stream NBA preseason games held in the country. It's a dramatic escalation of a political firestorm that began when the general manager of the Houston Rockets expressed support for pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

          

Surprise! Dave Chappelle is in Houston for Tuesday night show

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The show will take place in the House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room, the venue announced Tuesday morning.
        

          

Watch: Three armed suspects terrorize Waffle House in west Houston

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Police released surveillance video of the July robbery on Tuesday in hopes someone will recognize them.
        

          

Teens arrested in beating, robbery of woman at Houston gas station

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Surveillance video showed one of the suspects attacking the woman as she lay on the concrete.
        

          

Meet Bobbie! Baby giraffe makes public debut at Houston Zoo

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The calf was born to first-time mom, Kamili, behind-the-scenes at the McGovern Giraffe Habitat, weighing in at 128 pounds and standing just over six feet tall.
        

          

WEATHER TIMELINE: A stronger cold front will drop Houston into the 50s

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Are you ready for round two? This front will actually bring 'chilly' weather. Sweater weather expected for many this weekend.
        

          

Za tweet čínská protiakce. CCTV zruší přenosy NBA kvůli Moreyho podpoře hongkongských protestů

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Tweet generálního manažera Houston Rockets Daryla Moreyho, který minulý týden na sociální síti podpořil protivládní demonstrace v Hongkongu, má dalekosáhlé důsledky. Čínská státní televize CCTV zruší přímé přenosy z přípravných basketbalových zápasů týmů NBA, které se představí v Šanghaji a Šen-čenu. Nepomohla ani Moreyho omluva Číně i čínským fanouškům poté, co příspěvek po zveřejnění autor smazal.
          

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Stephen Schwartz!

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BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the newest episode of our first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz about Judy Collins' 1967 album "Wildflowers." They also discuss Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro, The Supremes, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," Motown, "Bye Bye Birdie," and Leonard Cohen. Stephen talks about the conception and creation of a number of his works, including "Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," "The Baker's Wife," "Working," "Rags," and "The Prince of Egypt." He tells stories about working with artists such as Howard Ashman, Charles Strouse, Steven Spielberg, and Whitney Houston, and talks about collaborating with Alan Menken, with whom he wrote the songs for the hit Disney films "Pocahontas," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," and "Enchanted."

Subsequent episodes will appear weekly on BroadwayWorld as well as on all your favorite podcast sites from iTunes to Spotify.

Season One will feature a plethora of award winning stars from the stage and screen - including Cesar Villavicencio (Pixie Aventura), Bridget Everett, Scott Wittman, Telly Leung, Michael Musto, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Adams, Carolee Carmello, Linda Eder, Russell King (Miss Richfield 1981), Jeffrey Roberson (Varla Jean Merman), Faith Prince, Santino Fontana, Laura Benanti, Michael R. Jackson and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. You'll learn all about the favorite artists and albums that inspired them with a diverse list ranging from Judy Garland to Prince, Frank Sinatra to Patti LuPone, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Tori Amos, Jesus Christ Superstar, Liza Minnelli and more along with behind the scenes stories and show business gossip. The podcast features a theme song written by Lance Horne.


          

Houston Dynamo v L.A. Galaxy Football Team Lineup – Major League Soccer – at BBVA Compass Stadium on October 6, 2019, 9:00 pm

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Playing at BBVA Compass Stadium – Major League Soccer Home Team – Houston Dynamo . Manager –   Formation –   Keeper – Tyler Deric;   Defense – Adam Lundqvist; Aljaz Struna; Maynor Figueroa; DaMarcus Beasley;   Midfield – Alberth Elis; Matias Vera; Boniek Garcia; Tomas Martinez;   Forwards – Christian Ramirez; Mauro Manotas;   […]

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The NBA And The Chinese Diplomatic/Economic Fallout That Was Begging to Happen

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*The problems inherent with the NBA’s globalization into China are very much like chickens coming home to roost, and we, for one, are a bit stunned nobody saw this coming, eventually. The Chinese love everything basketball. However, the mainland Chinese government is also authoritarian and known for brutally crushing all dissenters.  The NBA, on the […]

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Why China’s NBA dust-up offers a glimpse of its power — and of a basketball love affair

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I distinctly remember the first time I felt a twinge of Chinese pride. Not of pride in being from Hong Kong — which I already felt — but pride in the achievements of the People’s Republic of China. Of the mainland.

I was in a theatre in Vancouver, staring up at the screen in awe. There was the largest man I had ever seen, bounding around Americans and making them look like flustered children, casually dunking basketballs into the hoop like he was reaching for a jar of pickles in the kitchen.

It was 2004 and “The Year of the Yao” was in theatres worldwide.

The seven-foot-six Chinese basketball phenom Yao Ming, who played his entire NBA career for the Houston Rockets, proved to be an absolute cash cow for the NBA because his success was a key reason for the popularity of the sport exploding in China.

This week, China’s passion for basketball was on full display — as was the sight of an authoritarian regime flexing its muscle and going on offence.

On Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, shared an image on his personal Twitter account that read: “fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Chinese basketball officials swiftly broke off relations with the Rockets, Chinese companies cancelled multimillion-dollar deals and the NBA has forced Morey to apologize and issued an apology of its own.

Critics denounced the grovelling apologies as a bastardization of the West’s purported free speech ideals. This could be a turning point in which Chinese money has inexorably brought capitalist democracies to its knees, they said.

In point of fact, this isn’t new. We’ve seen it before, with major international companies from airlines to luxury fashion brands to jewelry companies apologizing for hurting the feelings of the Chinese people recently for offences such as listing Hong Kong or Taiwan as separate countries on their websites. And on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that video games maker Activision Blizzard had kicked a Hong Kong esports pro out of a tournament and after he voiced support for Hong Kong’s protesters.

But in the case of the NBA dust-up, the feelings of the Chinese people seem particularly crushed.

Why? Because China loves it some basketball — and, as a result, there are billions of dollars and more at stake.

In the most recent NBA season, half a billion people in China tuned in to watch games. Tencent, a huge Chinese tech company, paid as much as $1.5 billion (U.S.) for the right to stream the season, according to Lanxiong Sports, an online Chinese sports publication.

There are many theories online about why the game stokes such passion in China. American missionaries may have brought the sport to mainland China in the late 1890s. The team sport didn’t require much space or equipment to play and it quickly spread across the country. In 1936, the Chinese fielded its first Olympic basketball team. The Chinese army has been playing basketball for decades as a way to foster a sense of teamwork and competition among troops.

There is even cultural folklore around the benefits of basketball. My parents firmly believed that the constant jumping and stretching involved in the sport made children grow up tall and strong, so in between piano lessons, math tutorials and Cantonese lessons, they prioritized basketball as a family activity. My dad was my first community youth league basketball coach.

This week, I searched the word “Morey” on Weibo, the Twitter-like blogging platform in China, and it returned thousands of results.

One commenter wrote: “Hong Kong has been China’s since ancient times! I’ll never watch another Rockets game in this life! I won’t support any Rockets star! Never welcome Rockets to China! Really angry!”

And then for good measure, the commenter wrote in English: “Morey, you suck.”

On the other hand, the Rockets still have some loyal fans in China, with one distraught fan reportedly arrested in China’s Jilin province. A 25-year-old man surnamed Wang posted a photo on Weibo showing him in a James Harden Rockets jersey holding a Chinese flag in one hand and a lighter in the other, along with the caption: “I live and die with my team. Come and catch me.” On Monday morning, the city of Liaoyuan announced that Wang was arrested for insulting China’s national flag.

If Beijing tries to ban the NBA completely, like it bans so many things from Instagram to Facebook to couples having more than two children, would China’s sports fans stay patriotic, or would the move lead to some serious social instability? I don’t know.

When I first moved to Beijing to work as a foreign correspondent five years ago, I made my first local friends from joining a pickup basketball group. Some of these friends are now angrily posting on Chinese social media about Morey’s tweet. News of the offending post had quickly spread in China despite Twitter being banned there.

It is important to remember that most people in China only have access to a highly-skewed version of events in Hong Kong. Many believe the state media line that protesters are violent rioters who advocate for separatism. Meanwhile, independence from the mainland isn’t even one of the protesters’ widely-circulated five demands.

This isn’t an obligatory outpouring of criticism to score political points. Millions of Chinese basketball fans seem seriously distressed. They love basketball and the NBA so much, and now they feel as though the NBA has betrayed them.

The tweet roiled not just the authoritarian regime that’s trying to stifle calls for democracy in Hong Kong — but also the sports passion of a nation nearly 1.5 billion strong.

Joanna Chiu is a senior reporter for Star Vancouver. Follow her on Twitter: @joannachiu


          

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I've done more than a dozen pieces in bluegrass style but no Irish or Celtic music. Would LOVE to have some music for that. Does anyone teach it in the Houston greater area, specifically Fort Bend County?


          

CC Sabathia Hopes To Return For ALCS

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The Yankees sent the Twins to yet another postseason exit Monday, earning a 5-1 victory to complete a three-game sweep in the American League Division Series. New York will face either Houston or Tampa Bay in the ALCS, and it’s possible the Yankees will welcome back injured left-hander CC Sabathia in time for the matchup.…
          

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Kirk Whalum: Humanite

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The saxophone solo on Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" was the work of Kirk Whalum. He played too at the memorial concert for African American astronaut Ronald McNair, killed when the space shuttle Challenger blew up during take-off in January 1986. He's no great shakes as a vocalist but H... [ read more ]
          

NBA Defends 'Freedom Of Speech' For Employees As China Moves To Block Games - NPR

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  1. NBA Defends 'Freedom Of Speech' For Employees As China Moves To Block Games  NPR
  2. China stops NBA broadcasts over Hong Kong tweet backlash  Fox News
  3. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  4. Daryl Morey's tweet on Hong Kong shows how China is calling the shots in the NBA  NBC News
  5. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
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Floor Manager - Houston - Houston, Texas

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milk + honey is a thriving collection of premier spa and salons in Austin, Houston and Fort Worth Texas, offering a full range of services including massage, facials, waxing, natural nail therapy, hair care, makeup application, and bridal packages in a modern, inviting space.

milk + honey abides by and exemplifies its core Four Principles, which have become an essential part of our processes, culture, and growth:

Care. Be kind, compassionate, and listen to one another.
Thrive. Enjoy what you do and push yourself to improve.
Inspire. Surprise, delight, and go above and beyond.
Simplify. Do more with less.

milk + honey is looking for a Floor Manager who performs a full spectrum of duties, ensuring exceptional client service, employee satisfaction and the financial health of the business. The Floor Manager position will average 40-45 hours per week with a semi-fixed schedule. In addition to the Client Coordinator Job Description, the essential duties and responsibilities for the Floor Manager position include:
 
Customer service
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Training
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Coaching
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milk + honey offers our Floor Managers the following benefits:
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Named one of Austin Business Journal's "Best Places to Work," milk + honey is deeply committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. We believe that happy employees, thorough training, wonderful service, and an encouraging environment result in happy clients who return often.

If you are ready to be a part of an award winning team, please complete our online application.
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Houston Legend ‘Mattress Mack’ Makes $3.5M Bet on Astros to Win 2019 World Series (PIC)

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A Houston-area furniture salesman widely known as Mattrss Mack decided to put all of his chips on the table when he placed a $3.5 million bet for the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series. Jim McIngvale placed the bet at the Scarlet Pearl casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, which made it one of the […]
          

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Program Manager Accreditation Maternal Child - Harris Health System - Houston, TX

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Eight things we learned from Monday’s MLB postseason action

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Monday represented a full slate of Major League Baseball postseason action with four teams inching their way to the next round. It started with the Rays looking to avoid elimination at home against the Houston Astros. Showing they had some fight left in them, Tampa Bay dominated to the tune of 10-3. That sets up […]
          

The NBA is in hot water after Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey supported the Hong Kong protests. Here are other times Western brands caved to China after offending the Communist Party.

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  • China's Communist Party is very sensitive to any content seen to jeopardize its grip on power, and regularly censors social media posts and movie scenes.
  • Many foreign companies have incurred its wrath for reasons including — according to the government — misconstruing Chinese politics and insulting Chinese citizens.
  • The Chinese market is very valuable as people there are spending more and more on international goods and travel.
  • Here's a list of eight foreign companies — from Versace to Marriott Internationals to the NBA — who have groveled to China after offending it.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

The NBA is at the centre of a storm in China after Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rocketstweeted his support for the Hong Kong protests, offending Chinese NBA fans, companies, and the country's government, and leading to a days long dispute.

The league this week has found out what many other Western brands have discovered in recent years: China is a tricky country to do business in.

The ruling Communist Party is extremely sensitive to any content seen to jeopardize its grip on power, and regularly censors social media posts, movie scenes, and news coverage that may be used to criticize the government.

It has also attacked multiple foreign brands and companies for — in its opinion — getting involved in Chinese politics, misconstruing the country's borders, and aggravating Chinese citizens.

Many brands have kowtowed to the Chinese government over these issues, which isn't surprising given the clout of Chinese consumers in global retail.

Despite a slowing economy, mainland Chinese consumers spent 170 billion yuan ($23 billion) 0n luxury goods in 2018, according to Bain & Company, with the number set to grow.

Scroll down to see how eight companies incurred China's wrath — and how they kowtowed to the Communist Party.

The NBA and Houston Rockets — which scrambled to distance themselves from a tweet from the Rockets' general manager supporting the Hong Kong protests.

Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sparked controversy in the US and China after he tweeted a graphic supporting the Hong Kong protesters in early October.

The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly criticized the Hong Kong demonstrations, and have prevented its social media platforms and news outlets to report on them extensively.

Though Morey quickly deleted his tweet and said his political views did not represent those of the Rockets or the NBA, the Chinese Consulate in Houston criticized the tweet, and China's state broadcaster said it will stop showing NBA games.

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta immediately distanced the team and its shareholders from Morey's statement, insisting that the team has "no political position."

Basketball is immensely popular in China, with nearly 500 million people watching NBA games on livestreaming platform Tencent Video last season.

The NBA also issued a statement saying Morey's tweet "deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has since defended Morey's freedom to express his political views, but noted that the league will not regulate or adjudicate players, employees and team owners' political opinions.

Read more: China says it will stop broadcasting NBA games after Commissioner Adam Silver defended Daryl Morey's freedom to support Hong Kong protests



Swarovski — for describing Hong Kong as a country on its website amid anti-China protests.

Jewelry company Swarovski apologized in August for describing Hong Kong as a country on its website amid anti-China protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a Chinese city, but operates under a separate constitution and independent judiciary. Hong Kongers have been protesting over Chinese encroachment into the semi-autonomous city.

In a statement on Facebook, the company apologized for its "misleading communication on China's National Sovereignty."

"Swarovski has always firmly respected China's National Sovereignty and territorial integrity, providing the Chinese market with unified worldwide services and products," it said.



Versace — for making a T-shirt that listed Hong Kong as its own country.

In August 2018, photos of a Versace T-shirt that described Hong Kong as its own country went viral on Chinese social media, prompting fury from patriotic citizens.

The shirt featured a list of cities and the countries they belong to, as such: "Paris — FRANCE," "New York — USA," and "Beijing — CHINA." But Hong Kong's entry said: "Hong Kong — HONG KONG."

Yang Mi, a Chinese actress and singer, stepped down as a brand ambassador amid the controversy, saying: "Disclaimer: At any time, China's territorial integrity and sovereignty are sacred and inviolable, and even more inseparable!"

Versace later tweeted an impassioned apology from chief creative officer Donatella Versace, published in both English and Chinese.

"I am deeply sorry for the unfortunate recent error that was made by our company," Versace said.

"Never have I wanted to disrespect China's national sovereignty and this is why I wanted to personally apologize for such inaccuracy and for any distress that it might have caused."



Coach — for listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as individual countries.

In August, Coach also apologized for selling a shirt in May 2018 that identified Hong Kong and Taiwan as countries separate from China.

Taiwan has been self-governing since it split with mainland China in 1949. However, Beijing has repeatedly insisted that the island is part of China, and has in recent months increased pressure on foreign countries and companies to do the same.

In an August statement, Coach described the T-shirt design as a "serious inaccuracy," and said it "immediately pulled those products from all channels globally."

"We are fully aware of the severity of this error and deeply regret it," it added. "Coach is dedicated to long-term development in China, and we respect the feelings of the Chinese people."

Chinese model Liu Wen terminated her contract with Coach at the same time, saying in a statement on Weibo: "I am sorry for the damage caused to the public for my poor choice of brand. I love my motherland and I resolutely safeguard national sovereignty."



Dolce & Gabbana — for running an ad campaign that seemed to mock Chinese people, and for a series of apparently leaked text messages showing its founder being racist against China.

The Italian fashion house angered Chinese people in November 2018 after it published ads depicting a Chinese model struggling to eat Italian food with chopsticks, and after a woman published screenshots allegedly of co-founder Stefano Gabbana making racist comments about Asians after she criticized the campaign.

Dolce & Gabbana canceled a highly-anticipated Shanghai fashion show in response, telling Insider at the time: "What happened today was very unfortunate not only for us, but also for all the people who worked day and night to bring this event to life."

Read more: Dolce & Gabbana cancels Shanghai show after ad campaign and founder's Instagram DMs mocked Chinese culture

The company also claimed that Gabbana's Instagram account was hacked, but didn't explicitly say whether he sent the messages.

It apologized for "impact and harm these untrue remarks have had on China and the Chinese people," referring to the alleged messages from the account associated with Gabbana.

The apologies didn't seem to work though. Online stores pulled Dolce & Gabbana products from their sites last year, and the company is still suffering from weak sales in China, Bloomberg reported in March.



Calvin Klein — for apparently identifying Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan as individual countries on its US website.

In an August statement on Weibo, the American clothing brand apologized "deeply" for "causing misunderstanding with the language/country classification options" on its website.

"We also reiterate that Calvin Klein completely respects and honors the integrity of China's sovereignty and territory," it added.

Macau, like Hong Kong, is a semi-autonomous city that belongs to China.



Audi — for using a map of China that left off Taiwan, South Tibet, and a part of Xinjiang.

At its annual press conference in March 2017, the German car company showed a map of China that excluded Taiwan, South Tibet, and Xinjiang.

You can see a photo of the presentation here.

Tibet and Xinjiang are Chinese-administered regions, but have distinctly different cultures from the rest of mainland China. The Tibetan and Uighur ethnic minorities are ruled with an iron fist as Beijing suspects them of being separatists and national-security threats.

Audi apologized the next day, saying that it used "an incorrect geographical map" that "hurt the feelings of Chinese people," according to the state-run Global Times tabloid.

"This was a serious mistake for which Audi wants to sincerely apologize," the statement continued. "This is also a profound lesson that Audi will learn from."



Marriott hotels — for listing Hong Kong and Macau — specially-administered Chinese territories — and Taiwan as separate countries in a questionnaire emailed to customers.

In January 2018, the hotel chain listed Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Tibet as countries in a questionnaire emailed to customers.

Shanghai's Cyberspace Administration responded by investigating Marriott International over a potential breach of cybersecurity and advertising laws, and ordering it to take down its website and app for a week.

In response, Marriott International's CEO issued a public apology saying the company "respects and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China ... We recognize the severity of the situation and sincerely apologize."

Read more: Every company that's given into China's 'Orwellian' demands over Taiwan



Qantas, Air France, Air Canada, British Airways, and many other airlines — for listing Taiwan as its own country.

Last April, China's Civil Aviation Administration wrote to at least 36 foreign airlines demanding they change their references to Taiwan to a Chinese territory.

Dozens of airlines adhered to this demand for fear of being punished in the country and losing access to the booming travel market.

They include QantasAir FranceAir CanadaBritish Airways, and Malaysia Airlines.

Some didn't, though: United Airlines listed Taiwan as a location that uses the Taiwanese currency, rather than a Chinese company; and Japan Airlines and ANA only introduced the "Taiwan, China" descriptor on Chinese-language sites.



China's punishments have extended into the video gaming world, too. In October Blizzard Entertainment banned a professional eSports player from a tournament and his job for a year after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protests.

US video game company Blizzard Entertainment fined professional eSports player Blitzchung his prize money and banned him for a year after he appeared in a gas mask — an ubiquitous sight in Hong Kong's tear gas-heavy — and shouted: "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!"

Blizzard has since deleted footage of the interview from its official channels.

Read more: California-based game company Blizzard bans pro esports player and confiscates his prize money after he voices support for Hong Kong protester



A big reason why these brands have been so quick to apologize to China is because of citizens' patriotism and sensitivity to geopolitical issues.

As Marie Tulloch, a senior client services manager at Emerging Communications UK — a company focused on marketing to the Chinese market — told The Daily Beast:

"The Western view has always been the prominent view, and designers and marketing people aren't used to having to culture check their content."

"In other countries, especially China, there is so much national sentiment and pride, anything that threatens or demeans that becomes a big issue for consumers.

"The current internet generation is more vocal than their predecessors and are more willing to voice opinions if they don't like something."




          

The Eagles will play entire 'Hotel California' album on 2020 tour

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You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.It's been 43 years since The Eagles released "Hotel California," and they've never left, either.The band will be playing the 1976 album in its entirety, start to finish, on a North American tour launching in 2020. They'll also do a "greatest hits" set. The tour starts with two nights in Atlanta on Feb. 7 and 8, followed by stops in New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. [...]
          

Citgo Petroleum bolsters legal defenses with ex-BP lawyer

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Citgo Petroleum Corp this week named a former BP lawyer to take on the company's top legal job as it faces creditors seeking to seize shares in the U.S.-based refiner over parent PDVSA's debts. Jack Lynch, who spent 18 years working for BP in Houston, London and Cleveland, Ohio, was named vice president of legal [Read more]
          

Sierra Pine Resources International Unveils New Website

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Houston Rockets Face Backlash After Manager Tweets Support For Hong Kong Protests

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The NBA's Houston Rockets are facing backlash in China after the team's general manager tweeted out support for protests in Hong Kong.
          

Discovering Houston: This Cosmopolitan Texan City Has It All

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The great state of Texas loomed large as a potential travel destination for years but our team here had not yet made the trip . That changed when we visited Houston, America’s fourth largest city. Despite having so much to offer as a tourist destination, Houston somehow seems to fly under the radar in the

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Adam Silver Issues Statement Meant To Appease Everybody; China Doesn't Buy It

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver has released a second public statement regarding the controversy over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, and the Chinese government’s punitive response to the tweet.

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Quality Assurance Analyst - ForeFlight - Houston, TX

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Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. Instrument-rated pilot's license is required.
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iOS Developer - ForeFlight - Houston, TX

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Web Developer - ForeFlight - Houston, TX

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Server Developer - ForeFlight - Houston, TX

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Our software development team hails from Trinity University, Rice University, Texas A&M, UT Austin, and Clemson. Amazon AWS (EC2, RDS, S3, ElasticCache).
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Mariah Carey Calls for an End to Pitting Women Against Each Other in the Music Industry

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Mariah Carey, Whitney HoustonWomen belong together, not against each other--just ask Mariah Carey. The five-time Grammy-winning songstress is no stranger to the music industry and its faults. In a new interview with...

          

Yao Ming 'extremely hot' over NBA's China crisis: Silver

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Chinese basketball chief Yao Ming is "extremely hot" over the controversy sparked by a Houston Rockets executive's pro-democracy tweet, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday, adding that he hoped to work with him to cool the escalating dispute.
          

MLB roundup: Yanks finish sweep of Twins

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Gleyber Torres homered and doubled twice, and Cameron Maybin also hit a home run as the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins in the American League Division Series with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in Minneapolis. Didi Gregorius had two hits and two RBIs, and Brett Gardner added an RBI single for New York, which became the first team to sweep a 100-win team in a division series. The Yankees will face the winner of the Houston Astros-Tampa Bay Rays series in the American League Championship Series starting on Saturday.
          

Sierra Pine Resources International Unveils New Website

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Sierra Pine Resources International, a Houston-based oil & gas consulting firm, has launched a new website

(PRWeb October 08, 2019)

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United flight diverted to Tampa after smoke reported in the cabin

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PGA DFS, Houston Open 2019: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy golf lineups, picks

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SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
          

Sales Representative

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TX-Houston, SALES REPRESENTATIVE JOB SUMMARY Our growing business seeks an experienced, motivated Sales Agent to find new customers, help them find what they need and upsell new products. We’re looking for a professional who can quickly absorb and retain product knowledge. The ability to work well in a fast-paced environment is a must. If you love a challenge and have a working knowledge of tech products and
          

NBA faces backlash in China over Houston Rockets GM's tweet

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Several Chinese businesses are suspending ties with the Houston Rockets after the American basketball team's general manager expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

          

N.B.A. Commissioner Defends Daryl Morey as Chinese Companies Cut Ties

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At a news conference on Tuesday, Adam Silver acknowledged that the backlash over a Twitter post by the Houston Rockets general manager might not end anytime soon.
          

Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Now we're turning to a story of how the NBA has gotten wrapped up in global politics. The Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, tweeted in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters. He quickly deleted this tweet, but the Rockets immediately faced backlash from China. The Rockets in the NBA have a huge following in that country, but public opinion in China is mostly against the protesters in Hong Kong. Ben Cohen, who covers sports for The Wall Street Journal, has been following this story and is on the line with us. Hi there, Ben. BEN COHEN: Good morning, David. GREENE: So I guess you'd sort of call this, like, an unforced turnover in basketball, when you don't mean to get your team or yourself into trouble, but you give the ball away. I mean, the league is really caught in a tough spot here. COHEN: That's right. And I'm not really sure who is dunking on who here, to continue... GREENE: (Laughter) To keep the
          

Comentario en El Jefe del Departamento de la Policía de Houston es cubano y está orgulloso de sus raíces por Alma

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Muy bueno, pero me parece que debería agregar muy importantemente su orgullo por el pais que le dio a sus padres libertad y oportunidad para darle una educación.
          

Un dirigente de la NBA enfada a China

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NBA commissioner addresses Twitter controversy

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After the Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters, NBA commissioner Adam Silver refused to apologize for Morey “exercising his freedom of expression.” China, a lucrative market for the NBA, is responding by cutting ties with the Rockets. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY.
          

Houston man inappropriately touched Round Rock boy at church event, police say

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According to the warrant, Steven Anthony Vina, 60, pulled the child into a bathroom stall during a religious vendor show at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock, removed the child's pants and touched him inappropriately.
          

NBA will keep apologizing to China to protect its business interests: Crisis manager

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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey apologized on Twitter over a now-deleted tweet that spoke in support of Hong Kong protesters. Dean Crutchfield, CEO of crisis advisory firm Crutchfield and Partners, and CNBC's Eric Chemi join the "Power Lunch" team to discuss.
          

China Warns Brands to Accept Communism, Freedom of Speech ‘Ridiculous’

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by FRANCES MARTEL BREITBART.COM 8 Oct 2019 The Chinese government newspaper Global Times warned “global brands” to “make their members speak cautiously” on Chinese political issues Monday in response to an ongoing controversy following an NBA executive lending support to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey triggered a Communist Party-fabricated […]
          

Do We Understand What the Mercury Speciation Instruments Are Actually Measuring? Results of RAMIX

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From August 22 to September 16, 2012, atmospheric mercury (Hg) was measured from a common manifold in the field during the Reno Atmospheric Mercury Intercomparison eXperiment. Data were collected using Tekran systems, laser induced fluorescence, and evolving new methods. The latter included the University of Washington-Detector for Oxidized Mercury, the University of Houston Mercury instrument, and a filter-based system under development by the University of Nevada-Reno. Good transmission of total Hg was found for the manifold. However, despite application of standard protocols and rigorous quality control, systematic differences in operationally defined forms of Hg were measured by the sampling systems. Concentrations of reactive Hg (RM) measured with new methods were at times 2-to-3-fold higher than that measured by Tekran system. The low RM recovery by the latter can be attributed to lack of collection as the system is currently configured. Concentrations measured by all instruments were influenced by their sampling location in-the-manifold and the instrument analytical configuration. On the basis of collective assessment of the data, we hypothesize that reactions forming RM were occurring in the manifold. Results provide a new framework for improved understanding of the atmospheric chemistry of Hg.


          

NBA chief Silver stands firm as China backlash mounts

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NBA chief Silver stands firm as China backlash mountsThe National Basketball Association won't gag its personnel or apologise over a team executive's tweet that ignited a firestorm in China, commissioner Adam Silver insisted Tuesday, standing firm despite a growing backlash that imperils the league's lucrative Chinese following. The tweet last Friday by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong has infuriated Chinese fans and led to broadcasters and sponsors severing ties with the NBA.



          

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Do medical X-rays give you cancer?

It would be very surprising if they did. They have been in use for about a century so one would think that any adverse effects would have been noticed long ago. Yet the article below says they do cause cancer -- in South Korea.

But the article is inconclusive. WHO were the people who had many X-rays?  Probably the poor as the poor are always shown to have worse health.  So the greater incidence of cancer among X-ray recipients was entirely as expected -- as a normal correlate of poverty.

There is so much crap in epidemiological research.  Inconclusive articles like this are a big pain to me as I repeatedly feel obliged to point out the obvious flaws in them


Association of Exposure to Diagnostic Low-Dose Ionizing Radiation With Risk of Cancer Among Youths in South Korea

Jae-Young Hong et al.

Abstract

Importance:  Diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation has great medical benefits; however, its increasing use has raised concerns about possible cancer risks.

Objective:  To examine the risk of cancer after diagnostic low-dose radiation exposure.

Design, Setting, and Participants  This population-based cohort study included youths aged 0 to 19 years at baseline from South Korean National Health Insurance System claim records from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2015. Exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation was classified as any that occurred on or after the entry date, when the participant was aged 0 to 19 years, on or before the exit date, and at least 2 years before any cancer diagnosis. Cancer diagnoses were based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision codes. Data were analyzed from March 2018 to September 2018.

Main Outcomes and Measures:  The primary analysis assessed the incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for exposed vs nonexposed individuals using the number of person-years as an offset.

Results:  The cohort included a total of 12 068 821 individuals (6 339 782 [52.5%] boys). There were 2 309 841 individuals (19.1%) aged 0 to 4 years, 2 951 679 individuals (24.5%) aged 5 to 9 years, 3 489 709 individuals (28.9%) aged 10 to 14 years, and 3 317 593 individuals (27.5%) aged 15 to 19 years. Of these, 1 275 829 individuals (10.6%) were exposed to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation between 2006 and 2015, and 10 792 992 individuals (89.4%) were not exposed. By December 31, 2015, 21 912 cancers were recorded. Among individuals who had been exposed, 1444 individuals (0.1%) received a cancer diagnosis. The overall cancer incidence was greater among exposed individuals than among nonexposed individuals after adjusting for age and sex (IRR, 1.64 [95% CI, 1.56-1.73]; P < .001). Among individuals who had undergone computed tomography scans in particular, the overall cancer incidence was greater among exposed individuals than among nonexposed individuals after adjusting for age and sex (IRR, 1.54 [95% CI, 1.45-1.63]; P < .001). The incidence of cancer increased significantly for many types of lymphoid, hematopoietic, and solid cancers after exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation. Among lymphoid and hematopoietic cancers, incidence of cancer increased the most for other myeloid leukemias (IRR, 2.14 [95% CI, 1.86-2.46]) and myelodysplasia (IRR, 2.48 [95% CI, 1.77-3.47]). Among solid cancers, incidence of cancer increased the most for breast (IRR, 2.32 [95% CI, 1.35-3.99]) and thyroid (IRR, 2.19 [95% CI, 1.97-2.20]) cancers.

Conclusions and Relevance:  This study found an association of increased incidence of cancer with exposure to diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation in a large cohort. Given this risk, diagnostic low-dose ionizing radiation should be limited to situations in which there is a definite clinical indication.

JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(9):e1910584. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.10584

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A new map by a Houston-based nonprofit shows clear disparities in life expectancy on either side of a line along Interstate 35 in Travis County, with those in the west living often more than a decade longer than in areas in the east.

In case anybody accuses me of unsubstantiated generalizations, I am reproducing here one of the thousands of articles that show the poor to have worse health.  The discussion below is about Austin, Texas and some of the disparities reported are extreme


The map, released Monday by the Episcopal Health Foundation, relied on six years of mortality data from the National Center for Health Statistics and drills down to the neighborhood-level by looking at census tracts. It found huge differences in life expectancy in neighborhoods sometimes only a few miles apart.

In the Rosewood area in East Austin, near East 12th Street and Pleasant Valley Road, for example, a person can expect to live to about 72, the map shows. About 5 miles away near Enfield Road in West Austin — on the other side of I-35 — life expectancy is 83, or 11 years longer.

Poverty levels and demographics also vary widely in the two areas.

Rosewood is largely black and Hispanic, with nearly 50% of residents living below the federal poverty line. The West Austin neighborhood is 88% white, with only 10% considered in poverty.

The area with the shortest life expectancy in Travis County is in Oak Hill near Sunset Valley, where people can expect to live to age 68. Just about a mile to the west is the area with the longest life expectancy, near Barton Creek Boulevard and Southwest Parkway, where a person can expect to live to age 88, or 20 years longer.

The median life expectancy in Texas is 77.8 years.

Austin Public Health has found similar disparities in health outcomes between eastern and western Travis County. The department said it regularly uses its own data to decide where to target its efforts, often on the east side. Cassandra DeLeon, assistant director for disease prevention, said this includes providing job training, education campaigns and access to healthy food.

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Another lie from Pocohontas

This is typical psychopathic behavior.  She tells lies to suit the moment with no thought of it coming back to bite her later on

U.S. presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is coming under scrutiny after resurfaced video from 2008 appears to contradict a claim she is now making on her campaign trail.

The Democratic hopeful, 70, told a town hall audience in Nevada on Wednesday that she lost her job teaching special needs students in the early 1970s because she was 'visibly pregnant'.

'By the end of the first year, I was visibly pregnant, and the principal did what principals did in those days - wish me luck and hire someone else for the job,' she told the crowd in Carson City.

However, a YouTube clip posted in January 2008 shows Warren giving a different explanation as to why she left that school.

In the video, she tells interviewer Harry Kreisler that her undergraduate degree was in speech pathology and audiology, and, as such, she didn't have the necessary educational requirements to continue on at the school.

According to her Wikipedia page, Warren was teaching at the school on an 'emergency certificate' and was required to return to graduate school to take extra courses in education.

Several viewers of the 2008 clip have left comments beneath the video wondering why there are now apparent discrepancies between her two stories.

'She needs to explain why she is now saying "principal did what principals do" and they fired her. Beyond her other fabrications, is this really someone we want for president?' one asked.

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Trump shows what government is

Since the Democratic Party leadership and the mainstream mass media went into apoplectic disbelief that Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, they have been in a deep state of denial and determination.

Their denial is because they still cannot believe that someone like Trump could have been elected president of the United States. And they have been determined to reverse the outcome of the election, since “really” he was not the winner; after all, Hillary Clinton had more of the popular vote, while Trump “only” had won the electoral college majority. Besides, if not for those hacking Russian meddlers, the minds of American voters would not have been twisted in the wrong direction. History has to be undone in the name of “social justice” and democracy.

Mueller’s Failure Overcome by a Whistleblower’s Claim
The Mueller Report failed to provide the legal leverage to move forward with impeachment. There had not been demonstrable collusion between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s government to influence the 2016 presidential election; and the Russian hacking and attempted social media manipulation could not be shown to have affected the outcome of the election. The Democrats had pinned so much hope on Robert Mueller, and, damn it, he let them down.

But, now, a whistleblower’s accusations seemed to give them the smoking gun the Democrats had been hoping for in their political dreams. Oh no! An American president attempted to influence a foreign government to investigate possible political corruption connecting the son of Trump’s leading potential Democratic Party rival for the presidency in the 2020 election. Hunter Biden may have been earning $50,000 a month as a board member of a Ukrainian energy company due to the influence of his father, Joe, while his father was vice president of the United States.

Plus, Trump seemed to use congressionally funded military aid to Ukraine as a “carrot” to get the Ukrainian government to dig up and provide the dirt to bolster “The Donald’s” chances for re-election in November 2020. Oh, the horror! Donald Trump may have used the office of the presidency to influence a foreign government with taxpayers’ money to gain a political advantage for himself.

The Nature of Politics: Power, Plunder, and Privilege for Some
Let us remember the nature of politics: it is the use of government power for plunder and privilege so some may gain at the expense of others in society through regulation or redistribution. It does not matter whether an absolute monarch, a totalitarian state, or a functioning democracy does this. It is the reason why those who are concerned with liberty and prosperity have insisted that governments always must be restrained and restricted to a limited and narrow set of functions and responsibilities for the protection of individual freedom, without becoming its destroyer.

If Donald Trump has one redeeming quality, it is his refreshing honesty. He rarely hides behind the rarified rhetoric of altruist promise-making typically heard in political discourse. He tells you who he is and what he wants. He knows where American businesses should invest to make what he considers “America great again,” and they better or there will be consequences. He knows which are the “bad” nations and trading partners, and he is going to teach them a lesson through either trade sanctions or import tariffs to get them to give Trump what he wants. And he will punish other countries that don’t go along with his executive ordering dictates and demands, because America comes first and he knows what America both needs and wants.

Like many other successful demagogues of the past, Donald Trump knows how to play to an audience. The words, the phrases, the short and repeated slogans and name callings that stick in the minds of those enticed by his assurances that all their problems will go away, if only he is in charge to set it all right. Anyone who does not agree with and fawn over his every word and deed is an enemy — an enemy of him and therefore to America. (See my article “The U.S. Revives the Personal State.”)

Modern Democratic Politics Is Trading Votes for Favors
But what has Donald Trump done — even if it is found to be technically against the law — that has not been done by politicians of both major political parties over the decades in both domestic policy and foreign affairs? Which politician does not offer a quid pro quo to voters that if they will only cast their ballot for him come Election Day, he will use taxpayers’ money to give them an unending stream of government-funded programs, subsidies, protections, and privileges?

That is the nature of the political arena of exchange in modern democratic society. Government is not primarily a protector of people’s individual rights; it is a huge and intricate tax-funded pumping machine that transfers wealth and income from certain groups and sectors of the society to others through a complex and interconnected network of federal, state, and municipal bureaucracies. Any freedoms preserved or any freedoms extended are the secondary effects of a political system operating with purposes in mind having little or nothing to do, per se, with human liberty anymore.

In foreign affairs, every U.S. administration in modern times, from Franklin Roosevelt’s to Donald Trump’s, has used political, military, and financial promises and pressures to get foreign governments to do what the president of that time wanted and considered “good for America” and the world. Whether or not some previous occupant of the Oval Office was as transparent as President Trump in making plain how self-serving it is, it was always considered good for the political future of that earlier chief executive, either for winning reelection into the Oval Office or influencing what would be his hoped-for legacy and “place in history.” (See my article “A Call for ‘Do-Nothing’ Presidents Without Legacies.”)

U.S. tax dollars have been used to support or overthrow foreign governments; tax-funded dollars have been used to arm dictators considered “friendly” to America, who often used that military aid to brutalize their own people; those tax dollars have been applied to influence elections and public opinion in other lands considered to be part of America’s “national interest.”

Mafia Bosses and Politicians Both Try to Eliminate Opposition
It often seems as if politicians think and act like a mafia boss. The godfather rarely says directly, “Get rid of ‘Vito the Knife’ tonight.” He says things more indirectly, like, “You know, life would be so much easier if only Vito stopped bothering me.” And his mafia lieutenants know exactly what he wants, just in case the FBI is bugging his office. Trump basically just says to the Ukrainian president, “Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, seem to have been part of Ukraine’s corruption problems. Why don’t you look into it and share any information you get with some representatives of mine? By the way, the U.S. has been a really good diplomatic and financial friend of the Ukraine compared to those misguided and financially stingy Europeans.”

Trump has simply personalized it more than most other former presidents before him, who tended to couch it in the rhetoric of the “common good,” the “general welfare,” and the “safety of the free world.” It is an inevitable part of any American foreign interventionist policy, just as its counterpart in domestic interventionist policies. Interventionism is the politics of regulation and redistribution. Virtually nothing that government touches in a world of interventionism fails to benefit some at others’ expense, given that all interventions inescapably divert the course of social and economic events from the patterns they would have followed if left free from government interference.

You want to eliminate Trump-like actions and policies? There is, ultimately, only one means and method to do so: End the interventionist-welfare state. Restore and relegate government to the limited and narrow protection of each individual’s right to his life, liberty, and honestly acquired property. Then there is nothing for government to sell and supply to Peter at Paul’s expense. But that is not the politics that either Democrats or Republicans want, as reflected in their campaign promises and policy deeds. Thus, the political circus will continue, regardless of who wins the White House or the congressional elections in 2020.

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Lakers on hold in China as NBA controversy unravels

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The team's community event scheduled for Wednesday, as well as exhibitions with the Nets set for Thursday in Shanghai and Saturday in Shenzhen, are now uncertain as NBA commissioner Adam Silver tries to manage the fallout from a tweet by the Houston Rockets' GM.
          

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O que é o tempo? Uma explicação simples


Um relógio é um dispositivo familiar usado para medir o tempo.
 
 
 Um relógio é um dispositivo familiar usado para medir o tempo. imagens de parceiros de arte, Getty Images
O tempo é familiar para todos, mas difícil de definir e entender. Ciência, filosofia, religião e artes têm diferentes definições de tempo , mas o sistema de mensuração é relativamente consistente.
Os relógios são baseados em segundos, minutos e horas. Embora a base dessas unidades tenha mudado ao longo da história, elas remontam à antiga Suméria. A moderna unidade internacional de tempo, a segunda, é definida pela transição eletrônica do átomo de césio . Mas o que exatamente é o tempo?

Definição Científica

O tempo é uma medida da progressão dos eventos.
O tempo é uma medida da progressão dos eventos. Tetra Images, Getty Images
Os físicos definem o tempo como a progressão dos eventos do passado para o presente no futuro. Basicamente, se um sistema é imutável, é atemporal. O tempo pode ser considerado a quarta dimensão da realidade, usada para descrever eventos no espaço tridimensional. Não é algo que possamos ver, tocar ou provar, mas podemos medir sua passagem.

A flecha do tempo

A flecha do tempo significa que o tempo se move do passado para o futuro, não na outra direção.
A flecha do tempo significa que o tempo se move do passado para o futuro, não na outra direção. Bogdan Vija / EyeEm, Getty Images
As equações da física funcionam igualmente bem se o tempo está avançando no futuro (tempo positivo) ou no passado (tempo negativo). No entanto, o tempo no mundo natural tem uma direção, chamada flecha do tempo . A questão de por que o tempo é irreversível é uma das maiores questões não resolvidas da ciência.
Uma explicação é que o mundo natural segue as leis da termodinâmica. A segunda lei da termodinâmica afirma que, dentro de um sistema fechado, a entropia do sistema permanece constante ou aumenta. Se o universo é considerado um sistema fechado, sua entropia (grau de desordem) nunca pode diminuir. Em outras palavras, o universo não pode retornar exatamente ao mesmo estado em que estava em um ponto anterior. O tempo não pode retroceder.

Dilatação do tempo

O tempo passa mais devagar para mover relógios.
O tempo passa mais devagar para mover relógios. Garry Gay, Getty Images
Na mecânica clássica, o tempo é o mesmo em todo lugar. Relógios sincronizados permanecem de acordo. Contudo, sabemos pela relatividade geral e especial de Einstein que o tempo é relativo. Depende do quadro de referência de um observador. Isso pode resultar na dilatação do tempo , onde o tempo entre os eventos se torna mais longo (dilatado) quanto mais se viaja à velocidade da luz. Os relógios móveis correm mais lentamente que os relógios fixos, com o efeito se tornando mais pronunciado à medida que o relógio móvel se aproxima da velocidade da luz . Relógios em jatos ou em órbita registram um tempo mais lento do que os da Terra, as partículas de múon decaem mais lentamente ao cair, e o experimento de Michelson-Morley confirmou a contração do comprimento e a dilatação do tempo.

Viagem no tempo

Um paradoxo temporal da viagem no tempo pode ser evitado viajando para uma realidade paralela.
Um paradoxo temporal da viagem no tempo pode ser evitado viajando para uma realidade paralela. MARK GARLICK / BIBLIOTECA FOTOGRÁFICA DA CIÊNCIA, Getty Images
Viajar no tempo significa avançar ou retroceder para diferentes pontos no tempo, assim como você pode se mover entre diferentes pontos no espaço. Avançar no tempo ocorre na natureza. Os astronautas da Estação Espacial Internacional avançam no tempo quando retornam à Terra e seu movimento mais lento em relação à estação.
 
A idéia de voltar no tempo , no entanto, apresenta problemas. Uma questão é causalidade ou causa e efeito. Voltar no tempo pode causar um paradoxo temporal. O "paradoxo do avô" é um exemplo clássico. De acordo com o paradoxo, se você viajar de volta no tempo e matar seu avô antes de sua mãe ou pai nascerem, poderá impedir seu próprio nascimento. Muitos físicos acreditam que a viagem no tempo para o passado é impossível, mas existem soluções para um paradoxo temporal, como viajar entre universos paralelos ou pontos de ramificação.

Percepção de tempo

O envelhecimento afeta a percepção do tempo, embora os cientistas discordem da causa.
O envelhecimento afeta a percepção do tempo, embora os cientistas discordem da causa. Tim Flach, Getty Images
O cérebro humano está equipado para rastrear o tempo. Os núcleos supraquiasmáticos do cérebro são a região responsável pelos ritmos diários ou circadianos. Mas neurotransmissores e drogas afetam as percepções do tempo. Produtos químicos que excitam os neurônios para que eles disparem mais rapidamente do que o normal aceleram o tempo, enquanto a diminuição da liberação de neurônios diminui a percepção do tempo. Basicamente, quando o tempo parece acelerar, o cérebro distingue mais eventos dentro de um intervalo. A esse respeito, o tempo realmente parece voar quando se está se divertindo.
O tempo parece diminuir durante emergências ou perigo. Cientistas da Faculdade de Medicina Baylor, em Houston, dizem que o cérebro não acelera, mas a amígdala se torna mais ativa. A amígdala é a região do cérebro que produz memórias. À medida que mais memórias se formam, o tempo parece prolongado.
O mesmo fenômeno explica por que as pessoas mais velhas parecem perceber o tempo como se movendo mais rápido do que quando eram mais jovens. Os psicólogos acreditam que o cérebro forma mais memórias de novas experiências do que as familiares. Como menos memórias novas são construídas mais tarde na vida, o tempo parece passar mais rapidamente.

O início e o fim dos tempos

Não se sabe se o tempo tem começo ou fim.
Não se sabe se o tempo tem começo ou fim. Fotografia de Billy Currie, Getty Images
No que diz respeito ao universo, o tempo teve um começo. O ponto de partida foi 13.799 bilhões de anos atrás, quando o Big Bang ocorreu. Podemos medir a radiação cósmica de fundo como microondas do Big Bang, mas não há radiação com origens anteriores. Um argumento para a origem do tempo é que, se se estendesse para trás infinitamente, o céu noturno seria preenchido com luz das estrelas mais antigas.
 
O tempo vai acabar? A resposta a esta pergunta é desconhecida. Se o universo se expandir para sempre, o tempo continuaria. Se um novo Big Bang ocorrer, nossa linha do tempo terminará e uma nova começará. Em experimentos de física de partículas, partículas aleatórias surgem do vácuo, portanto, não parece provável que o universo se torne estático ou atemporal. Só o tempo irá dizer.

Pontos chave

  • O tempo é a progressão de eventos do passado para o futuro.
  • O tempo se move apenas em uma direção. É possível avançar no tempo, mas não para trás.
  • Os cientistas acreditam que a formação da memória é a base da percepção humana do tempo.

Fontes

  • Carter, Rita. O livro do cérebro humano . Editora Dorling Kindersley, 2009, Londres.
  • Richards, EG Tempo de mapeamento: o calendário e sua história . Oxford University Press, 1998, Oxford.
  • Schwartz, Herman M. Introdução à Relatividade Especial , McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1968, Nova York.
 

          

NBA's Silver says won't regulate what players, employees say amid Chinese anger

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The NBA’s China crisis deepened Tuesday, with Chinese state media and technology company Tencent suspending the broadcast of preseason games and the league’s commissioner backing the freedom of players and team executives to speak their minds. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver backed down Tuesday on the league’s criticism of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey who […]

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Senior Automation Engineer - Nabors Industries - Houston, TX

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Technical consultant to business stake holders, assist in gathering requirements from customers. Control software development will also include developing…
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Automation Engineer III - Nabors Industries - Houston, TX

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Technical consultant to business stake holders, assist in gathering requirements from customers. Control software development will also include developing…
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Gifts For The Houston Astros Fans & My Favorite Astros Moments of 2019

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Y’ALL! We are in the playoffs and it is so exciting!! I thought I would share some of My Houston Astros Gift Ideas and My Favorite Moments from the past…

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Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics - Deadspin

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  1. Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics  Deadspin
  2. The World’s Wokest Sports League Bows to China  The New York Times
  3. Daryl Morey's tweet on Hong Kong shows how China is calling the shots in the NBA  NBC News
  4. Adam Silver Issues Statement Meant To Appease Everybody; China Doesn't Buy It  Deadspin
  5. Houston, We Have a China Problem  The Wall Street Journal
  6. View full coverage on Google News

          

Weatherford schließt Mehrjahresverträge mit multinationalem Betreiber im Irak ab und wird Erschließungsbohrungen und die damit verbundenen Dienstleistungen durchführen

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Weatherford International plc: Integrierte Rahmenverträge mit Iraks beständigstem Ölfelddienstleister Houston (ots/PRNewswire) - Das Unternehmen Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK:WFTIQ) gab bekannt, dass es zwei vollintegrierte Ölbohr-Verträge und einen ...
          

Felfüggesztették az NBA-közvetítéseket Kínában

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A Houston Rockets igazgatójának Hongkongot támogató bejegyzése miatt a kínai állami televízió (CCTV) nem sugározza az előszezonos meccseket.
          

#InfowarsArmy Austin-Houston-SanAntonio Sign Hold On East Riverside Bridge Austin, TX January 2019!

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These videos are from an organization that has been speaking to these coming political trends for many years: Tomorrow's News Today. Infowars.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/139502&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com Infowars.apk.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/139502&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com Newswars.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/139502&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com @realDonaldTrump #WarroomShow #Infowarsarmy #AlexJones #FreeAlexJones #FreeLauraLoomer #FreeJamesWoodsNow #FreePJW #FreeTommyRobinson #FreeSpeech #StopTheBias
          

Morning Briefing: One Division Series Decided, Three To Go

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By John Jackson Good morning Mets fans! The Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees all had the chance to advance to their respective leagues’ championship series on Monday. However, out of those four teams, only the Yankees advanced.  Latest Mets News Andy Martino of SNY reported that there is mutual […]
          

The Eagles will play entire 'Hotel California' album on 2020 tour

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You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.It's been 43 years since The Eagles released "Hotel California," and they've never left, either.The band will be playing the 1976 album in its entirety, start to finish, on a North American tour launching in 2020. They'll also do a "greatest hits" set. The tour starts with two nights in Atlanta on Feb. 7 and 8, followed by stops in New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. [...]
          

Houston Rockets, NBA Face Backlash After Tweet Supporting Hong Kong Protesters

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The Houston Rockets' general manager deleted his tweet, but the team immediately faced backlash from China, where the NBA has a big following. Ben Cohen, a Wall Street Journal reporter, explains.
          

Event Update For 2019-10-06

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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-10-06 - Unknown odor blows through Eugene (Oregon):
http://www.kezi.com/content/news/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comStrange-scent-drifting-through-Eugene-under-investigation-officials-say-562353351.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Officials are investigating the source of a strange scent that drifted through Eugene Sunday morning. According to Eugene Springfield Fire, people began calling in about the smell at around 10:30 a.m. Residents who reached out to KEZI 9 News described the smell as a strongly chemical or petroleum-like."

2019-10-06 - Underground electrical fire breaks out at midnight and causes blackouts in coastal Manhattan (New York):
http://news.yahoo.com/manhole-fire-knocks-power-hundreds-124039737.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://abc7ny.com/manhole-fire-knocks-out-power-to-hundreds-in-manhattan/5597088/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Underground electrical explosion causes blackouts in coastal San Jose (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/10/06/explosion-equipment-san-jose-power-outage-sunday/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/4182726-raw-video-pge-underground-switch-explosion/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comTransformer-Fire-Leaves-1015-People-Without-Power-in-San-Jose-562343491.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/06/power-outage-in-san-jose-affects-more-than-1000-customers/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Many electric bikes and scooters destroyed by fire in warehouse in Spokane Valley (Washington):
http://q13fox.com/2019/10/07/warehouse-fire-destroys-hundreds-of-lime-bikes-and-scooters/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.kxly.com/news/natural-gas-found-flowing-from-spokane-valley-building-that-caught-fire/1129722129#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/hundreds-of-lime-bikes-and-scooters-burned-in-spokane-valley-warehouse-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.kxl.com/warehouse-fire-destroys-hundreds-of-lime-bikes-and-scooters/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.theolympian.com/news/state/washington/article235873872.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Officials in the city of Spokane Valley says hundreds of Lime bikes and scooters were burned in a fire at a warehouse. The Spokane Valley Fire Department says the Sunday night fire likely destroyed the bikes and scooters, which were in the warehouse awaiting maintenance."

Quote: "About 15 percent of Lime's Spokane fleet was charred in a warehouse fire Sunday night."

2019-10-06 - In separate incidents, two cars burst into flame on the A9 in Perthshire (Scotland), bus breaks down too:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/993678/second-car-fire-in-perthshire-shuts-down-lanes-on-a9/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "The A9 at Cairnie Brae in Perthshire has been shut northbound due to a vehicle fire. Traffic Scotland are reporting that all northbound lanes will be restricted for up to 30 minutes. This is the second vehicle fire to be reported in Perthshire this afternoon after a car also caught fire about one-mile from the Broxden earlier today. The Broxden fire occurred at a similar time to a broken down bus on the roundabout causing huge tailbacks."

2019-10-06 - Wildfire breaks out and threatens homes west of I-80 in American Canyon (California):
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/10/06/grass-fire-american-canyon-road-closure/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://abc7news.com/american-canyon-fire-grows-to-500-acres-30-percent-contained/5598266/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Brush fire breaks out near Pacheco Pass in rural far southeastern Santa Clara County (California):
http://www.ktvu.com/news/car-fire-may-have-started-15-acre-point-fire-burning-near-pacheo-pass-in-santa-clara-county#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comCar-Fire-May-Have-Started-15-Acre-Vegetation-Fire-14496970.php#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "The fire was first reported about 4:25 p.m., and may have started as a car fire, to which the California Highway Patrol responded."

2019-10-06 - Diseases like West Nile, EEE and flesh-eating bacteria are flourishing due to climate change:
http://www.yahoo.com/news/diseases-west-nile-eee-flesh-140358810.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: 'Hey, don't forget us!' said brain-eating amoebas...




2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside building, fire spreads to more cars, building destroyed too, in Plainfield (Connecticut):
http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-plainfield-auto-storage-fire-20191007-rrhrrwutkfa3ndteoqcusfafau-story.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wfsb.com/news/crews-respond-to-large-fire-in-plainfield/article_a9d2ade0-e88f-11e9-bb03-6366fc45b739.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comMassive-Fire-on-Norwich-Road-in-Plainfield_Hartford-562359392.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/news/21109164/plainfield-ct-firefighters-put-out-large-auto-warehouse-blaze#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Plainfield Fire Chief Travis Irons told Channel 3 the building is a large storage facility that houses several cars. One of the cars caught on fire, he said. The fire spread to multiple cars and the building. Chief Irons said the building is a total loss."

2019-10-06 - Offshore supply ship 'Isla Ciari' disabled by explosion and fire at 3:45 AM in the Gulf of Mexico north of Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico), 2 injured:
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2019/27345/explosion-fire-offshore-supply-ship-two-injured-gu/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.turkishmaritime.com.tr/explosion-fire-on-offshore-supply-ship-two-injured-gulf-of-mexico-35995h.htm#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/10/07/explosion-fire-on-offshore-supply-ship-two-injured-gulf-of-mexico/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Explosion on cargo deck of offshore supply ship ISLA CIARI badly injured two people, understood crew members, at around 0345 LT (UTC -5) Oct 6 in Gulf of Mexico, north of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. The ship was positioned at AKAL C8 platform side, when explosion occurred, followed by fire. The ship started to drift, understood disabled by explosion and fire."

2019-10-06 - Boat, five vehicles and two homes destroyed by fire on coastal Ono Island (Alabama), nobody there:
http://www.fox10tv.com/news/weekend-fire-on-ono-island-destroys-homes-vehicles-boat/article_0c731ec4-e950-11e9-b549-17063bcd94ff.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wkrg.com/news/it-seemed-like-it-went-on-forever-witnesses-describe-ono-island-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://weartv.com/news/local/breaking-fully-involved-fire-breaks-out-at-ono-island-home#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wkrg.com/news/pictures-ono-island-fire-damage/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "In all, two homes, five vehicles and a boat were destroyed. Saturday’s fire and two fires in June, one also on Ono Island and a massive fire in Perdido Key which destroyed nearly 20 condominiums had several contributing factors. All were along the coast where strong sea breezes fueled the fires."

2019-10-06 - Boat bursts into flame in coastal Port Charlotte (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/41151805/owner-tries-to-put-out-massive-boat-fire-while-onboard-in-port-charlotte#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: These are the 847th, 848th and 849th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-06 - Train locomotive bursts into flame near coastal Lautoka (Fiji Islands), 2 injured:
http://fijivillage.com/news/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comTrain-catches-fire-in-Vitogo-Lautoka-2s9r5k
http://fijisun.com.fj/2019/10/07/two-men-in-hospital-after-locomotive-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Passenger bus bursts into flame on highway in Adiyaman (Turkey):
http://www.news1.news/tr/2019/10/adiyaman-moving-passenger-bus-caught-fire.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.haberturk.com/adiyaman-da-hareket-halindeki-yolcu-otobusu-alev-aldi-2528528#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: This is the 491st bus to burn in 2019...

2019-10-06 - Tanker truck bursts into flame at gas station in Bihar (India):
http://in.news.yahoo.com/bihar-major-accident-averted-fuel-074444435.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comF0qotPg29y8

2019-10-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on I-65 near Rensselaer (Indiana):
http://www.foxnews.com/us/indiana-38000-pounds-bagels-fire#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wthr.com/article/semi-carrying-38000-pounds-bagels-catches-fire-i-65#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/20191007/load-of-frozen-bagels-scorched-in-semi-fire#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/burned-bagels-spill-onto-indiana-highway-during-semi-truck-fire-562434511.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on road near Hayti (Missouri):
http://www.kfvs12.com/2019/10/07/load-cotton-bales-catches-fire-west-hayti-hwy/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Tractor bursts into flame while parked inside barn in Bradworthy (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comNews/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com?IncidentID=51190&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

Quote: "One tractor involved in fire within a barn measuring 20m x 10m."

Note: These are the 1812th, 1813th, 1814th and 1815th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-10-06 - RV bursts into flame at coastal Weirs Beach (New Hampshire):
http://www.laconiadailysun.com/news/local/three-departments-put-out-rv-fire/article_8311c48a-e924-11e9-8fe3-5bbe6f090e4e.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: This is the 349th RV to burn in 2019...

2019-10-06 - Van bursts into flame while parked near Wendy's on Island Highway in coastal Colwood (Canada):
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/colwood-firefighters-put-out-fire-in-van-s-engine-compartment-fast-1.23968413#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.vancourier.com/2.2065/colwood-firefighters-put-out-fire-in-van-s-engine-compartment-fast-1.23968413#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.cheknews.ca/volkswagen-van-goes-up-in-flames-in-colwood-parking-lot-610877/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - SUV bursts into flame on I-91 in coastal New Haven (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/new-haven/car-fire-on-i-91-south-closes-lanes-near-exit-8/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.thehour.com/news/article/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comVehicle-fire-closes-two-southbound-lanes-on-I-95-14496399.php#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Police car bursts into flame on Andover Drive in Middletown (Pennsylvania):
http://levittownnow.com/2019/10/07/patrol-car-bursts-into-flames/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A Middletown police car was burnt to a crisp Saturday night. The newer-model Dodge Charger caught fire on Andover Drive at Farleigh Court in the Tareyton Estates neighborhood."

2019-10-06 - Two cars destroyed by fire while parked inside garage at home in Las Vegas (Nevada):
http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/fire-at-east-las-vegas-home-burns-two-cars/article_e8ef7d14-e88a-11e9-ba1e-cbe22e32d5a5.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A fire at an east valley home burned through two vehicles before it was put out on Sunday, officials said."

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked inside garage at home in Columbia (Missouri):
http://www.abc17news.com/news/columbia-crews-battle-structure-fire-on-vandiver/1129445130#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A car caught fire inside the garage, according to the fire marshal on scene. It's not clear what sparked the flames."

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame on Colonial Boulevard in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/41145839/car-catches-fire-in-fort-myers#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame on Coy Smith Highway in coastal Mobile County (Alabama):
http://www.wkrg.com/top-stories/car-fire-in-mobile-county-driver-escapes/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame on I-93 in Manchester (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/article/corvette-destroyed-by-fire-on-i-93-south-in-manchester/29380689#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame at 3:18 AM while parked on Waldegrave Close in coastal Weston (Britain), 500 feet from the ocean:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17950330.car-fire-waldegrave-close-weston/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "It comes just days after a car fire on Ashurst Close in Weston."

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame while parked on St Huberts Road in Great Harwood (Britain):
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17950609.investigation-launched-great-harwood-car-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame on the M40 near Thame (Britain):
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17950230.car-fire-m40-near-j7-thame/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame in Leaton (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/77541#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car bursts into flame at 12:33 AM on Spyvee Street in coastal Hull (Britain):
http://humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Spyvee Street, Hull. Sun 6 Oct 2019 00:33 (No:22449) Motorcar fire. One hose reel and one breathing apparatus in use."

2019-10-06 - Motorcycle bursts into flame on Cotterill in coastal Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/motorbike-fire-in-runcorn_07-10-2019_8-19-45#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Vehicles and cottage destroyed by fire at 6 AM at hotel in coastal Cambridge (Maryland):
http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2019/10/06/fire-engulfs-building-cambridge-hyatt-hotel-regency-chesapeake-bay/3892289002/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wboc.com/story/41145719/fire-breaks-out-at-cottage-next-to-hyatt-regency-chesapeake-bay-hotel-in-cambridge#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wmdt.com/2019/10/fire-destroys-building-at-cambridge-hotel/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/40816-2/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Bunde said there were no injuries and the hotel only sustained damage to the 1,400 square-feet cottage as well as a small number of vehicles parked in the parking lot behind the building."

2019-10-06 - Pony Creek Pub destroyed by fire near Lake Poygan in Tustin (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/10/07/fire-destroys-popular-pub-in-waushara-county/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.startribune.com/fire-destroys-popular-pub-in-waushara-county/562419982/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comFire-Destroys-Waushara-Co-pub-562401821.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://dailyreporter.com/2019/10/07/fire-destroys-popular-pub-in-waushara-county/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home damaged by garage fire, garage destroyed, on Elaine Street in coastal Hampton (New Hampshire):
http://wgme.com/news/local/fire-destroys-garage-in-hampton-nh#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 2:50 AM on Cantrell Street in Irving (Texas), dog killed:
http://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/dog-dies-in-house-fire-near-the-irving-mall-officials-say/287-549ccd5d-b967-447e-b0cc-8700f870a5c3#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on 15th Street in Niagara Falls (New York), pets killed:
http://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/12-people-displaced-but-not-injured-after-niagara-falls-fire/71-a428ef1c-32f2-4b8a-9b38-ae07dbf74290#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Watersedge Boulevard in Land O' Lakes (Florida), 1 injured:
http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/one-person-hospitalized-after-structure-fire-in-land-o-lakes/67-9607a79b-65c4-487b-abc0-01b0434030f1#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Eugenia Street in coastal Suffolk (Virginia), nobody there:
http://wtkr.com/2019/10/06/2-adults-3-children-displaced-after-suffolk-house-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home destroyed by fire in Cottage Grove (Wisconsin), nobody there:
http://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news/2019/10/06/house-considered-total-loss-after-fire-in-cottage-grove/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.channel3000.com/news/cottage-grove-home-considered-total-loss-fire-officials-say/1129407782#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Home destroyed by fire at 5:15 AM on Munger Lane in Forward Township (Pennsylvania), cat killed:
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2019/10/06/fire-in-forward/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wtae.com/article/man-escapes-fully-involved-house-fire-in-forward-township/29379090#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2019/10/06/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comHome-destroyed-fire-blaze-Forward-Munger-Lane/stories/201910060186

2019-10-06 - Duplex damaged by fire at 3:45 AM on Merrow Street in Manchester (New Hampshire):
http://www.wmur.com/article/early-morning-fire-damages-manchester-duplex/29378903#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Ann Street in Easton (Pennsylvania):
http://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/multiple-residents-displaced-by-easton-apartment-fire/article_fe921df8-e861-11e9-9718-a7a72704a1c6.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Deadly fire burns mobile home on Shaw Road in Carrollwood (Florida), 1 killed:
http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/resident-found-dead-after-mobile-home-fire-in-hillsborough-county#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Deadly fire burns home at 3 AM on Giles Place in Sterling (Virginia), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/virginia/man-dies-in-sterling-house-fire/65-ea00f400-d755-4ee0-b5d1-96c3526c3843#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Deadly fire burns home just before 4 AM on West 5th Avenue in Gary (Indiana), 2 killed:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/06/fire-in-gary-leaves-2-dead/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://abc7chicago.com/2-killed-in-gary-house-fire/5598254/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://wgntv.com/2019/10/06/at-least-2-dead-in-gary-house-fire/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Vacant historic schoolhouse destroyed by fire in Jersey (Georgia):
http://www.cbs46.com/news/blaze-destroys-historic-walton-county-schoolhouse/article_f82287b2-e89a-11e9-a381-23140c7a0249.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Vacant energy facility burns in Springfield (Ohio):
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/springfield-crews-respond-burning-abandoned-building/f#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comCjmtSB3eDjPGoJ8dAq1nJ/




2019-10-06 - In separate incidents, man, 40 to 50, found dead in the water near boats, and person found dead in wash, in/near Lake Havasu (Arizona):
http://news3lv.com/news/local/two-dead-bodies-found-near-lake-havasu-city-on-saturday#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "On Saturday at 9:15 a.m., the body of a dead man was found floating face-down between two rental boats near Island Inn Hotel at Lake Havasu. The deceased is described as an Asian male, 5’ 6” to 5’ 10” tall, approximately 200 lbs, dark graying hair, who is thought to be between 40-50 years old. He was found with no obvious signs of trauma, and was fully clothed with his shoes on."

Quote: "Later that day, at 1:30 p.m., human remains were found in a wash near a residential area."

2019-10-06 - In separate incidents, man, 55, has 'medical episode' and dies while diving, and man dies after being pulled unconscious from the water at beach, on the New South Wales Coast (Australia):
http://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/6424626/man-dies-scuba-diving-with-teenage-son-at-catherine-hill-bay/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.surflifesaving.com.au/news/two-drown-horror-sunday-surf-lifesavers#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A man who died scuba-diving at Catherine Hill Bay on Sunday was among three fatalities inside 72 hours on the NSW coast. The 55-year-old, who was diving with his 16-year-old son south of Catherine Hill Bay jetty, is understood to have suffered a medical episode in the water."

Quote: "Urunga Patrol Captain Garry Howe was the IRB driver and said when they got to the river mouth, there was a crowd on the beach pointing to where the man was floating. He was unconscious and they pulled him into the IRB and commenced CPR."

2019-10-06 - Couple, 34 and 33, die in the water at beach in coastal Zambujeira do Mar (Portugal):
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-couple-30s-drown-near-20526173#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/holiday-tragedy-young-british-couple-20526208#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10077944/british-couple-drown-portugal-pregnant-friend/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/06/portugal-british-pair-drown-as-man-attempts-to-save-woman-in-difficulty#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-woman-33-who-drowned-20528355#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - In separate incidents, college student, man, 20, dies in swimming pool, and college student, woman, drops dead, in coastal Port Elizabeth (South Africa):
http://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2019-10-07-three-nmu-students-die-in-weekend-incidents/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-10-07-three-nmu-students-die-in-weekend-incidents/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.arrivealive.co.za/news.aspx?s=1&i=43734&page=#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comEastern-Cape-20-year-old-dead-following-Port-Elizabeth-drowning-at-swimming-pool-at-club-house
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-10-07-three-nmu-students-die-in-weekend-incidents/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.thesouthafrican.com/news/nelson-mandela-university-students-die-october-2019/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "NMU SA Students Congress regional secretary Athi Sityata confirmed the deaths. 'It all happened in unrelated incidents,' he said. 'In one of them, a male student drowned at about 3.30am in the swimming pool at the Veritas Residence on south campus. In the other, a male student [allegedly] stabbed his roommate at their off-campus residence in Govan Mbeki Avenue. In the last incident, a female student collapsed at the South Point residence, also offcampus in town.'"




2019-10-06 - Man, 56, drops dead after loading boat onto trailer at boat ramp on Lake Orion (Michigan):
http://wwjnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/sterling-heights-man-dies-after-loading-boat-trailer#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/macomb-county-man-dies-after-loading-boat-onto-trailer-in/article_284492d0-e901-11e9-80b2-bb0050a767b2.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Another man who had helped him load the boat told police he saw the man collapse."

2019-10-06 - Man found dead in the water at Glass Bottle Beach in coastal Brooklyn (New York):
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-body-found-off-brooklyn-20191007-46soi36lg5f2jatuojh7rl32qm-story.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man found dead in Lake Michigan near Rogers Park in Chicago (Illinois):
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/06/body-in-lake-michigan-near/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://abc7chicago.com/body-pulled-from-lake-michigan-in-rogers-park-police/5597767/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man found dead in canal in Missouri City (Texas):
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comMan-s-body-found-in-canal-in-Missouri-City-14496722.php#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.khou.com/article/news/local/mans-body-found-in-canal-in-missouri-city/285-b6f8faea-4849-4200-b952-632029dc9325#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man found dead on the banks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in St. Georges (Delaware):
http://www.wdel.com/news/man-s-body-found-along-c-d-canal-banks/article_6590b070-e851-11e9-b5f0-ab79f1e4c8bc.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Woman, 38, found dead at 6:41 AM along South Chester Avenue in Bakersfield (California):
http://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/kcso-woman-found-dead-in-south-bakersfield#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.kget.com/news/local-news/dead-woman-outside-tommys-liquor-store-identified/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man, 87, found dead in irrigation canal near his home in Redding (California):
http://www.redding.com/story/news/2019/10/06/missing-school-board-member-found-dead-redding-canal/3890872002/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Woman, 28, found dead in ditch along Whispering Pines Lane in Stafford County (Virginia):
http://www.insidenova.com/headlines/body-found-in-ditch-in-north-stafford/article_6af4cc88-e83b-11e9-94c7-0fecfed9ffc8.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/crime_courts/woman-s-body-found-in-north-stafford/article_7697d3c8-5f20-51fe-ab15-22a71556224d.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://wjla.com/news/local/body-discovered-in-a-ditch-in-va#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Woman found dead on Faulkner Lake Road near Sand River Road in Pulaski County (Arkansas):
http://www.kark.com/news/local-news/body-found-at-faulker-lake-road/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.fox16.com/news/womans-body-found-in-pulaski-county-sheriffs-office-investigating/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.thv11.com/article/news/body-found-pulaski-county/91-4408625f-4361-4d5f-9a98-ebb42d4a7a0f#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man, 53, found dead in pond along Siloam Road in Greene Township (Pennsylvania):
http://www.therecordherald.com/news/20191007/waynesboro-man-found-dead-in-pond#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/pennsylvania/body-found-in-pond-in-greene-township-pa/article_c4074cec-62bb-5a26-8f1a-c1e81ac4ec0a.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man goes hunting, falls out of tree stand and dies, in German Township (Pennsylvania), possible toppler:
http://www.heraldstandard.com/news/hsnewsnow/coroner-called-after-man-reportedly-fell-from-tree-stand-in/article_018b6fa6-e848-11e9-a27e-f396a4bd633a.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Man, 60, goes hunting, next seen dead near the Curtis Creek drainage in Baker County (Oregon):
http://www.koin.com/news/oregon/body-of-missing-hunter-found-in-east-oregon-mountains/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/baker-county-sheriffs-office-missing-hunter-found-dead-in-oregon-wilderness/277-e93d6ac5-00eb-4e87-890e-004fa4843895#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://idahonews.com/news/local/body-of-baker-county-missing-hunter-found-in-east-eagle-creek-area#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Woman, 22, dies while diving on the island of Ko Phi Phi (Thailand):
http://www.timesofisrael.com/22-year-old-israeli-tourist-dies-in-thailand-diving-accident/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A 22-year-old Israeli woman died in a diving accident on the island of Ko Phi Phi while on vacation with her family in Thailand, the Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday."

2019-10-06 - Runner has 'medical emergency' during half marathon and dies in coastal Cardiff (Britain):
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/06/runner-dies-after-taking-part-in-cardiff-half-marathon#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://theworldnews.net/gb-news/cardiff-half-marathon-runner-dies-in-hospital-following-medical-emergency#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/cardiff-half-marathon-runner-dies-in-hospital-following-medical-emergency/ar-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comAAImhMv?li=BBoPWjQ&item=personalization_enabled%3Afalse
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cardiff-half-marathon-runner-dies-17041210#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-cardiff-half-marathon-runner-20525562#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49953010#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A runner has died in hospital following a medical emergency after taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon 2019."

Quote: "The incident is the third death at the Cardiff half marathon in two years. Last year Ben McDonald, 25, from Cardiff, and Dean Fletcher, 32, from Exeter, died after taking part in the race. They both went into cardiac arrest and collapsed after crossing the finishing line within minutes of each other. A coroner’s investigation ruled they had both died from natural causes."

2019-10-06 - Man has 'medical episode' and dies while riding bicycle near Haydon Bridge (Britain), 1450 feet from the River South Tyne:
http://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/17951987.cyclist-died-medical-episode-near-haydon-bridge/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A man died after suffering a 'medical episode' near Haydon Bridge on Saturday."




2019-10-06 - Man, 51, has 'medical incident', U-Haul truck slams into tree, on I-40 in Sequoyah County (Oklahoma), 1 killed:
http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/knwa/florida-man-dies-in-car-crash-on-i-40-west/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "According to an accident report by Oklahoma State Police, a medical incident caused the collision."

2019-10-06 - Woman, 29, has 'medical condition' at 7 AM, SUV crashes into shed, bursts into flame, in Uniondale on coastal Long Island (New York), 1 injured:
http://longisland.news12.com/story/41146575/woman-injured-after-suv-crashes-catches-fire-in-uniondale#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://dailyvoice.com/new-york/nassau/police-fire/woman-rescued-after-fire-breaks-out-when-car-crashes-into-shed-in-nassau-county/777021/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Police say the female driver suffered a medical condition behind the wheel, causing her to crash into a shed on Nostrand Avenue. The SUV then caught fire. The 29-year-old was taken to the hospital."

2019-10-06 - Small plane crashes in Ambrosetown (Ireland), 2 killed:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-49955406#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.waterfordlive.ie/news/home/483971/two-men-killed-in-south-wexford-plane-crash.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/1006/1081489-reports-of-two-casualties-as-light-aircraft-crashes-in-co-wexford/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/a-very-sad-day-two-men-killed-in-light-aircraft-crash-in-wexford-955323.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Small plane makes emergency landing in field in Nchalo (Malawi):
http://www.malawianwatchdog.com/featured/small-plane-make-emergency-landing/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Two passenger buses collide head-on near Kwekwe (Zimbabwe), 10 killed, dozens injured:
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comVI-20191007-69844-ZWE

2019-10-06 - SUV crashes into canal in Middletown (Delaware), 3 killed, 1 missing:
http://6abc.com/3-dead-1-missing-after-vehicle-plunges-into-del-canal/5597921/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://abcnews.go.com/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comUS/young-people-dead-child-missing-car-plunges-delaware/story?id=66102542
http://www.fox29.com/news/3-dead-1-missing-after-car-becomes-submerged-in-new-castle-county-canal#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.kptv.com/police-dead-missing-after-car-plunges-into-canal/article_d8617d9e-104e-5fdc-b0a9-f36fc20c1a00.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.wpri.com/news/us-and-world/police-1-dead-3-missing-after-car-plunges-into-canal/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - SUV veers off road shortly before midnight, crashes into pole, in Arlington (Texas), 1 killed:
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comDriver-Killed-After-SUV-Hits-Telephone-Pole-in-Arlington-562421381.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Two cars collide head-on, on Highway 70 in Ascension Parish (Louisiana), 1 killed, 3 injured:
http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_a8a03c9a-e8ac-11e9-b4a9-b75b3e0191ac.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Car crashes, bursts into flame, in Salado (Texas), 1 injured:
http://www.kxxv.com/hometown/bell-county/one-person-airlifted-after-car-accident-in-salado#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com




2019-10-06 - Unemployment rate drops from 3.7 percent to 3.5 percent:
http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comLNS14000000
http://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/04/jobs-report---september-2019.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy/u-s-unemployment-rate-hits-3-5-job-growth-moderate-id#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comUSKBN1WJ0C4




2019-10-06 - Bear attacks and kills 2 people in Yeruu (Mongolia):
http://menafn.com/1099088433/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comBear-kills-2-in-Mongolia
http://www.sott.net/article/421540-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comBear-kills-2-people-in-Mongolia




2019-10-06 - Home partially collapses in Greater Noida (India), 1 killed:
http://www.millenniumpost.in/delhi/elderly-woman-dies-after-wall-of-dilapidated-house-collapses-378168#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com




2019-10-06 - Man, 30, found unconscious in swimming pool in coastal Clearwater (Florida):
http://www.tampabay.com/news/breaking-news/2019/10/05/pool-service-worker-in-hospital-after-near-drowning-in-clearwater/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "Lawn maintenance workers found Darian Welch-Weaver, 30, unresponsive in a pool on Yulee Drive around 5:30 p.m., Clearwater police spokesman Rob Shaw said in a news release."

2019-10-06 - Runner has 'medical emergency' during 10-mile run near Minneapolis (Minnesota):
http://kstp.com/news/runner-in-twin-cities-marathon-transported-to-hospital/5516620/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Quote: "A runner had a medical emergency while running the Twin Cities Marathon Sunday morning."

2019-10-06 - Trump’s border wall endangers Arizona’s wildlife amid drought:
http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2019/10/04/trumps-border-wall-endangers-arizonas-wildlife-amid-drought/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Trump administration rejects new protections for iconic Alaska tree:
http://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-rejects-protections-iconic-041822983.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - Lightning strike kills 4 family members in Chandpur (Bangladesh):
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/218357#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421544-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comLightning-bolt-kills-4-of-a-family-in-Chandpur-Bangladesh

2019-10-06 - Britain braces for 'coldest winter for 30 years':
http://www.yahoo.com/news/this-winter-could-be-coldest-for-30-years-bringing-snow-event-after-snow-event-104832843.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: There was just an article the other day about how cold fresh water from the ice in Greenland melting is causing the Atlantic Ocean's circulation system to slow down. One sign that that is happening would be colder weather in Europe, since it is that circulation system that transports heat from the Gulf of Mexico across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe. Much of Europe is at the same latitude as Siberia and it is only that 'conveyor belt' transporting oceanic heat to the area that keeps the climate in Europe as mild as it has been. So the more that circulation system slows down, the colder it will get in Europe, offset to some degree by the overall warming that the planet is experiencing...

2019-10-06 - Meteor seen from Indiana to Pennsylvania:
http://www.wlwt.com/article/dozens-report-seeing-fireball-over-cincinnati-skies/29380508#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

2019-10-06 - UFO? Lantern? Mysterious light seen on the coast in Lincolnshire (Britain):
http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/ufo-sighting-ingoldmells-strange-light-3393564#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421526-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comUFO-Lantern-Mysterious-light-seen-on-Lincolnshire-UK-coast

2019-10-06 - A full Hunter’s Moon is coming on October 13, here's how to see it:
http://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/spooky-full-hunter-moon-coming-175259796.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com

Note: Here's how to watch a full moon, the short version. Step 1: Look up.

2019-10-06 - Dengue fever cases surge 200% in 2019 in Mexico:
http://sputniknews.com/latam/201910051076967489-number-of-dengue-fever-cases-in-mexico-sees-fourfold-increase-in-2019--health-ministry/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421589-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comDengue-fever-cases-surge-200-in-Mexico-in-2019

2019-10-06 - Two-headed calf with five legs born in Malaysia:
http://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/10/526008/two-headed-calf-five-legs-surprises-kampung-seri-damai-folk#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421536-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comSigns-and-Portents-Two-headed-calf-with-five-legs-born-in-Malaysia

2019-10-06 - Brain-shrinking fungus that can kill if touched found in Australia:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/03/brain-shrinking-killer-fungus-cannot-touched-found-australia/#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421528-#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.comBrain-shrinking-fungus-that-can-kill-if-touched-found-in-Australia

2019-10-06 - 2,000 atoms exist in two places at once in unprecedented quantum experiment:
http://www.livescience.com/2000-atoms-in-two-places-at-once.html#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
http://www.sott.net/article/421592-2000-atoms-exist-in-two-places-at-once-in-unprecedented-quantum-expe#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/143769&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
          

Lakers’ trip to China filled with uncertainty as NBA controversy unravels

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The team's community event scheduled for Wednesday, as well as exhibitions with the Nets set for Thursday in Shanghai and Saturday in Shenzhen, are now uncertain as NBA commissioner Adam Silver tries to manage the fallout from a tweet by the Houston Rockets' GM.
          

China stoppt Übertragung von NBA-Spielen

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China will ausgewählte Spiele der US-Basketballliga NBA nicht mehr im Fernsehen zeigen. Zuvor hatte der Manager der Houston Rockets seine Solidarität mit den Demonstranten in Hongkong bekundet.
          

NBA-Star Harden entschuldigt sich für Pro-Hongkong-Tweet

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Am Freitag hatte der Manager der Houston Rockets seine Solidarität mit den Demonstranten in Hongkong ausgedrückt. Es folgte heftige Kritik aus China. Der Star des Basketball-Teams versucht nun die Wogen zu glätten.
          

BEST TWEETS: Rays hoping to force Game 5 against Astros

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – The Rays are attempting to keep their playoff hopes alive as they take on the Houston Astros. The Rays will start Diego Castillo while the Astros will be starting Justin Verlander. MORE RAYS ALDS COVERAGE: Rays must win Game 4 to stay alive in postseason First home run of postseason […]
          

Full betting preview, picks for the Houston Open

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Teal Mini Swap

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The annual Teal Mini Swap, hosted by EvaPaige Quilt Designs, is their way to help raise awareness of ovarian cancer during the months of July through September.  There is a limit of 500 participants over the United States and Canada, who make and swap either a mug rug or miniature quilt.  From the $15 registration fee, $10 is directly donated to OCRFA, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance.

For 2019, Art Gallery Fabrics (AGF) donated the beautiful fabric.  The swappers were required to use this print somewhere in their project (see above).  Lucky for me, I have a HUGE collection of AGF, including scraps dating back to my first purchase at the Houston Quilt Show in 2009.  Every piece used in this mini came from AGF ...... amazing how they all compliment each other, although they came from different collections.




When deciding what pattern or design to use for my project, I immediately went to Joyous.  The main reason, it is named for my mother, Joyce Marie; and the block was perfect to use in a mini quilt.  Along with the Mini Joyous , I gifted my swap partner Elaine, from South Carolina, the dear-to-my-heart pattern, Joyous. 


Several of our local guild members have participated in this Teal Mini Swap and have shared their experience.  I am proud to be a part of the Swap this year and see many more in the future.  

Sharing and linking up my mini with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


          

Slog AM: State Department Blocks Trump-Ukraine Witness, China Wars with NBA, Southwest Pilots Sue Boeing

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The ire of China: The Houston Rockets. Also South Park. And Hong Kong. Its a whole thing.
The ire of China: The Houston Rockets. Also South Park. And Hong Kong. It's a whole thing. Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

Seattle City Council limits environmental reviews: Wait! Don't sharpen those pitchforks just yet. This is a good thing. The council has curbed State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeals because they are a hindrance to progress and used as a speed bump by critics of projects. SEPA has been weaponized to slow down controversial construction. The council will ban SEPA appeals on all up-zoning projects around transit stations, allowing multifamily units on single-family zoned parcels, and more. There will also be a 120-day limit for appeals unless both sides agree to more. Maybe this will speed up the ol' Seattle process?

State Department orders Trump-Ukraine witness not to speak: Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, has been ordered by the Trump administration to not appear for his scheduled hearings in front of three House committees on Tuesday. He has no choice but to comply, according to his attorneys. The House Democrats have warned the Trump administration not to interfere in the investigation. This could be used as evidence of obstruction, something on par with impeachment, in the House's opinion. Trump and his team are attempting to quell further cooperation.

Representative Adam Schiff speaks up: Mike Pompeo also missed a Friday deadline to produce documents. The House has now subpoenaed those. One witness has failed to show and another has been pressured not to. Other witness testimonies this week are shakier now.

Sondland's testimony and his evidence are held hostage: According to Schiff, the State Department is holding onto Sondland's texts and e-mails that are on his personal device:

Cause of Ballard fire still unknown: Crews had yet to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire in Ballard on Monday that caused the total destruction of five beloved small businesses. The first 911 call came when a Supercuts employee smelled smoke. A GoFundMe was established by the Ballard Alliance and has, of Tuesday morning, raised a little over $9,000.

Everyone should have naloxone: Listen, the opioid crisis isn't going anywhere and it's even deadlier since fentanyl, the synthetic opioid stronger than heroin, is so prolific. It's safe to assume that any given drug could be tainted with fentanyl. While health officials have tests that can determine whether fentanyl is in a drug, there's no way to tell how much. Everyone should have naloxone, the overdose-reversal drug. There's a statewide prescription.

It's nippy out today: How did we ever get anything done in the winter? It's too cold to even leave my bed right now. I think I might have to be buried here. Or maybe it's time to turn the heat on in our house.

Don't drink and e-scoot: Oktoberfest attendees in Germany found that out the hard way. There were 414 people who were caught driving e-scooters while intoxicated during the Munich beer festival. They lost their licenses.

And now a dispatch from Lester Black: Dave Segal promised that Tinariwen's trance-like blues rock would "flow like medicine for the heart," and Monday night's show at Benaroya Hall proved the prescience of those words. Tinariwen wove a dazzling mix of chants, guitar riffs, and Taureg percussion into an epic tour de force while the crowd danced in the aisles of the symphonic venue, providing demonstrable proof that Seattleites have no rhythm. Although maybe it was just a weird crowd; I saw one goateed man burst into tears during one of opener Lonnie Holley's rambling psychedelic masterpieces.

Southwest Airlines is suing Boeing: Because of the grounding of the 737 MAX 8 planes, the aircraft responsible for two fatal plane crashes. Southwest Airlines had more than 30,000 flights canceled, which cost pilots more than $100 million in lost wages.

China dumps South Park: The most recent episode of the animated series has offended the Chinese government and the show is now banned in China. It took aim at China's censorship practices and how media companies (cough Disney cough) must capitulate to Chinese standards in order to do business there. Anyway, it's a whole hubbub. This is the apology that Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park's creators, issued:

Wait, what was that about the NBA and China? The general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted a message over the weekend in support of the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. China is not happy. The NBA quickly groveled, apologizing for the comments and trying to separate them from the league itself. This week, the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets will play two exhibition games in China. The most recent development is that the Taiwanese owner of the Brooklyn Nets called the Hong Kong protests a "separatist movement," echoing the language Beijing has used.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver defended the pro-Hong Kong tweets: And now China is reevaluating their entire relationship with the NBA. They have suspended the current broadcast arrangement for preseason games in China.

California will allow HIV prevention pills without a prescription: It's the first state to do so.

Happy Tuesday: I hope it can be at least a little bit like this video.

Today's EverOut picks are: A talk on US transit systems with Christof Spieler, the quasi-adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Austen's Pride, and a show with much-loved '70s-era punks Stiff Little Fingers. See more on our EverOut Things To Do calendar.

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Chinese TV scraps plans to show basketball games

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Houston Rockets boss Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong protesters. Also: Brexit talks between Britain and the EU reach breaking point, and a new scheme to even up the gender pay gap by employees deciding their own salary.
          

Kurdish fighters accuse US of treachery

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The US withdraws troops from northern Syria, leaving its former Kurdish allies - who helped America defeat the Islamic State group - open to a Turkish attack. Also: Extinction Rebellion kicks off a wave of international climate change protests and anger over a tweet about Hong Kong prompts an apology from the Houston Rockets basketball team.
          

MEDIA ALERT: Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort Accepts Another $1 Million Wager

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Mississippi Gulf Coast casino becomes new home to nation’s largest bets. Following Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale’s record-breaking $3.5-million bet last week on the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series, Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort today (Tuesday) accepted another seven-figure wager The $1-million bet is for the American League to win the World Series; a possible $1.7-million payout to the winner.

(PRWeb October 08, 2019)

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