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Senate Republicans start health care pushing with missteps5 months, 17 days ago
Washington( CNN) It wasn’t long after the House eventually passed its bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that senators were already vowing to do it their style.
Buddhist Monks Reveal What Goes Into Building A Traditional Mandala5 months, 17 days ago
The sand mandala is a very important part of Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The custom involves the meticulous creation of a sand mandala followed soon after by its deconstruction. It is meant to typify the transitory nature of life according to Buddhist beliefs. This sand mandala was created at the Urban Dharma in Asheville, North Carolina.
Each mandala has a mantra associated with it, the mantra for the one being constructed in this video is “Om Mani Padme Hum.” It is a mantra of compassion. If you watch the video carefully you can see the mantra pop up subliminally at many points through the video. In total it shows up 108 times.
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Chelsea ready to sanction PS6 0m sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG5 months, 17 days ago
Chelsea are ready to sanction the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG after the Chinese Super League club tabled an offer worth up to 60 m for the Brazil midfielder
Chelsea have sanctioned the sale of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG after the Chinese Super League club , now managed by Andr Villas-Boas, formalised their long-standing interest and tabled an offer worth up to 60 m for the Brazil midfielder.
The Premier League leaders is cognizant of the fact that bid on the working day the latter are fined 100,000 by the Football Association for the portion they played in the touchline melee in stoppage day at Manchester City this month. The level of that sanction reflected current realities it was their fifth charge of failing to control their players within 19 months City, who had two players sent off, must pay only 35,000 but did mean Chelsea avoided a points allowance for recurred any infringement of rule E20a.
The incident has, however, served as a reminder to Antonio Contes side that the threat of the most severe punishment is real as they seek a 10 th successive Premier League win, at Sunderland, on Wednesday. They are expected to be without Oscar for that game on Wearside, with the Brazilian understood to have told his team-mates he will leave at the end of the month. The 25 -year-old had started the first five Premier League games of Contes tenure, but has been reduced to a bit-part role since and has played 36 minutes, encompassing four substitute appearances, of the nine-match winning run.
Villas-Boas, who endured an unhappy eight-month spell in charge at Stamford Bridge, is a long-time admirer and had first attempted to sign the attacking midfielder, then with Internacional, for Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012 merely for the Brazilian to opt to move to Chelsea in a 19.5 m bargain. He has constructed 99 Premier League starts in the period since and won the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup. But, having grown frustrated on the fringes at Chelsea of late, he will now take over the lucrative new challenge in China.
Both Guangzhou Evergrande, coached by another former Chelsea manager in Luiz Felipe Scolari, and Jiangsu Suning, who built their own interest known last summer, had continued to way Oscar, but Villas-Boas is confident he will be able to deflect any late rival bids and secure the player. Oscar will join his compatriots Hulk and Elkeson at Shanghai SIPG and expects to double his wages in China. Hulk, who is believed to earn more than 300,000 a week, is currently the clubs record signing at 48 m, though that fee will now be eclipsed by the offer submitted for Oscar.
It will be the second January in succession that Chelsea generate a substantial fee for one of their Brazilian contingent, having sold Ramires to Jiangsu Suning in last seasons mid-winter window. That deal was worth in excess of 20 m, with the player signing terms worth around 200,000 a week.
This sale would award Conte considerable leeway in the market as he seeks to reinforce his squad, with interest likely to be expressed in the Southampton centre-half Virgil van Dijk. That potential move is more likely to progress at the end of the season, with the Dutch defenders club reluctant marketers. Regardless, the sale of Oscar will rule out any transfer for Cesc Fbregas mid-season, with Conte having reiterated on Tuesday that the Spaniard remains an important player.
Conte, more used to Italys winter break, is about to experience his first festive its own programme of matches, with the Sunderland game a first of five in 22 days. As part of his preparations for that period he will seek to dissuade his squad from arranging a formal Christmas party amid the cluttered schedule, though he has uncovered he is more than happy for his players to enjoy a beer immediately after games.
David Luiz posted a video on Instagram on Sunday of the post-match celebrations in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge after the hard-fought 1-0 win against West Bromwich Albion, with the footage proving Costa dancing with a brew in hand. The head coach has apparently sanctioned one post-match drink, when players are still effectively burning calories after their exertions out on the pitch. After the game, for rehydration, you can beverage Coca-Cola, or one brew, Conte told. Its good for recovery. But one. Not a lot. And, after you finish the game, you must drink it quickly , not an hour after the end.
Yet, while the club organise a festive event for the players and their families, Conte is more circumspect over his squad conducting their own pre-Christmas jaunt, conscious that focus must be on retaining the teams current momentum.
Im sure I have great professionals in my players so, with that the suit, I dont believe a coach-and-four or a director can say: Do this or Dont do this, said the Italian, who will develop his players on Christmas Day. I have great professionals and I know they will have the very best stance and behaviours in this situation. But, I must be honest, Id favor they stayed at home and celebrated with the family. Not[ have] a great party.
We are preparing to celebrate with our families during the week before Christmas, to stay together with most children, with our families, and on the 26 th we play the game[ against Bournemouth ], a tough match. So maybe a glass of red wine one on Christmas Day is good.
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From ‘covfefe’ to ‘the Bushkrieg’: Daily Show displays Trump’s best tweets5 months, 17 days ago
The satirical present has erected a temporary pop-up museum to the presidents offensive, caustic and often contradictory 140 -character musings
At the Daily Shows Donald J Trump Presidential Twitter Library there are no books, for reasons that dont require justification. But there are tweets lots of them.
Conceived of and curated by the Daily Show team, the pop-up museum just around the corner from Trump Tower is arranged like the libraries of chairwomen past, memorializing Trumps tweets from 2009 onwards.
His greatest makes( covfefe, for instance) was contained in gilded frames aside context-providing posters, while other tweets are bracketed by category, pop culture reflections in one corner, admonishments of political rivals and heads of state in another.
Shouldnt the presidential library be at the end of a presidents term? Daily Show host Trevor Noah asked reporters in a makeshift Oval Office adorned with a golden toilet and chenille bathrobe( the letters DT emblazoned on the chest ).
Yes, thats true. Unfortunately, we do not know when his term will end. It could be next week, it could be never. So we decided to do it now, he added.
Al Smith V: Trump ‘took it a little too far’ at charity dinner5 months, 18 days ago
( CNN) Al Smith V, whose family hosts the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, said Friday that Donald Trump “crossed the line and took it a little too far” with some of his statements at this year’s charity gala.
Don’t write off Texas shooter’s violence against girls as a mental health issue5 months, 18 days ago
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 “childrens and” a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, told at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to handguns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.”
“This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged person, a lot of problems, over a longer period ,” he told.” We have a lot of mental health problems in our country, as do other countries. But this isn’t a guns situation .”
However, investigators haven’t released any information about Kelley’s mental health history yet. And given that Trump wasn’t his personal psychiatrist , nor is he trained to give armchair diagnosis, he isn’t qualified to speak to those issues. But one thing we do know about the shooter, whom Trump called ” deranged ,” is that Kelley was a violent human. He was a man, like many mass shooters, who was violent toward women.
In 2012, Kelley, who served in the Air force, was court-martialed and convicted on two counts of assaulting his then-wife and stepson, whose skull he had cracked, according to the New York Times . He was sentenced to 12 months in custody and subsequently discharged from service–which stimulated it illegal for him to buy pistols under the federal Gun Control Act. He was also investigated but not charged on a rape complaint.
Authorities Monday afternoon also said the church shooting was maybe motivated by a” domestic situation ,” as the mother of his estranged wife usually attended the church. “We know that he had attained threatening text, ” told Freeman Martin, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to the New York Times .
“This was not racially motivated. It wasn’t over religious beliefs. It was a domestic situation going on, ” he added.
Domestic violence, harassment, and a contempt for women cannot be explained away by mental illness. When 57 percentage of mass shooters have a history of being violent toward girls, according to Everytown for Gun Safety , what is clear is that “were living in” a country that is accepting–expecting even, and then dismissive–of men’s anger and violent outbursts.
The Las Vegas shooter, the man responsible for the largest mass murder in modern U.S. history, was alleged to have been at least verbally abusive to his girlfriend in public. The wife of the Pulse shooter said she was physically abused by her husband. The Virginia Tech shooter, the Sandy Hook shooter, the Schemed Parenthood shooter–all had histories of either abuse, hatred, or harassment toward women. Then there is the most blatant: The Santa Barbara, California shooter who admitted in a video:” All those girls I’ve desired so much … I’ll take a pleasure in slaughtering all of you .”
That isn’t to say there isn’t a mental health problem in this country. Indeed, there are two: There is a grand stigma associated with get therapy for mental health–and that stigma is definitely stronger for men, who are supposed to only “tough it out” and are often conditioned to bottle their impressions until they express them through anger and violence. Furthermore, it’s ironic to hear our chairperson bring up the nation’s mental health “problem,” when affordable mental healthcare is harder to access in this country than handguns and when he hoped to slash mental health services even further with an Obamacare repeal.
And yeah, I would like to deal with our” handgun situation ,” too. Because what is clearer than Kelley’s mental health status is that if he didn’t have access to the gun that was illegal for him to own, 26 people would not be dead in Sutherland Springs.
But before we reject white male shooters as mentally ill and brown-skinned religion shooters as terrorists, and before we condense the national dialogue into one about firearm rights that will soon be forgotten, we need to look at why many white men in our country think it’s OK to take out their fury and contempt on innocent people they believe they can have control over. We need to address why it is still hard for a country run by powerful white men to admit we have a violence-against-women problem.
Editor’s note: This piece has been updated to include the latest commentaries from Texas authorities .
Live-shooting with Woody Harrelson at 2am: ‘There’s something about the terror of it I love’5 months, 18 days ago
In 2002, the star ended up in jail after being chased through London by police. Now hes turning that wild night into a single-take movie starring Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson to be beamed live into cinemas. What could possibly go wrong?
It is almost midnight on Monday evening and Woody Harrelson is presenting me around the situate for his directorial debut, Lost in London. An unused building in the centre of the capital has been hijacked to house assorted places including a club with burlesque trimmings where gold statues hang from the ceiling and a police station complete with cells and interview rooms.
Theres just one problem: Harrelson doesnt seem to know where he is. Hold on, he mumbles. I lost track of what floor were on. Wheres the? His bleariness has always been a considerable part of his charm: that sleepy Texan drawl, that quizzical gaze, half-amazed and half-sceptical. But padding around in tracksuit bottoms and a fleece, his eyes faintly bloodshot, the 55 -year-old actor looks positively somnambulant. He smiles as he recognises his cinematographer, Nigel Willoughby. Nigel, wheres the room where I get booked by the policemen? An affectionate chuckle: Next floor up, Woody.
No wonder Harrelson is dazed. In stimulating Lost in London, he has taken on the biggest challenge of a 32 -year career that has stretched from the sitcom Cheers to Natural Born Killers, from True Detective to the Hunger Game series. Shortly before we gratify, it is announced that he will play Han Solos mentor in a new Star Wars spin-off due next year. But tonight he cant think about anything except why he decided to write, direct and star in a movie about the worst night of his life and then shoot it all in one unbroken 100 -minute take in 14 locatings across London, complete with chase sequences on foot and by car.
So far, so Victoria. But, while Harrelson was inspired by that German reach, which used the one-take, single-camera approach to tell the narrative of a frantic night in Berlin, he also needed to go one better. That cinema is genius, he tells. Its an inspiring work of art. Ours is a different animal. Willoughby explains: It was me who told Woody we had to do it all with one camera. He told, Victoria did that. How can we improve? Harrelson then came up with the idea of blending elements of theatre and film by live streaming Lost in London to cinemas as it is being shot. Im an adrenaline junkie, he grins. Theres something about the terror of it that I love. Its maintaining me up at night.
Though the movie cant claim to be the first to be broadcast as it is being shoot that honour goes to My One Demand by the interactive-art trio Blast Theory, which was transmitted online and to a single cinema in Toronto last year it is certainly the largest-scale project of its kind; it will hit more than 500 screens in the US on Thursday evening and one in central London in the early hours of Friday morning.
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Bed, Bath and Beyond the Truth? Retailer Says Ivanka Trump Line Still Available5 months, 18 days ago
Is Bed, Bath and Beyond still carrying Ivanka Trump merchandise? THAT is the question.
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Bed, Bath and Beyond( BBBY) backpedaled over the weekend after a customer service representative claimed last week in an email that the company “re no longer” carrying Ivanka Trumps products.
Following a query from a is part of the #GrabYourWallet campaign, which promotes consumers to boycott companies that carry Trump family products, a Bed, Bath and Beyond employee stated At this time, we are no longer carrying Trump merchandise. #GrabYourWallet tweeted a picture of the email along with text that read: This is a big one: @BedBathBeyond now confirming to customers it’s no longer carrying Trump products. Just removed it from boycott list.
Following a social media outburst, Bed, Bath and Beyond on Saturday denied claims it dropped Trumps products, posting a written apology on its Facebook page and insisting the representative inadvertently provided information to a client that was not accurate.
We are not constructing our merchandising decisions based on anyone’s political beliefs. We have Ivanka Trump products in some stores and carry them where consumer demand and business performance justifies it, the company wrote.
However, a quick search on the home goods giants website on Monday returned no items under Ivanka Trump — in any department. Still, as of Monday, the retailer was back on the #GrabYourWallet campaigns boycott list.
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In recent months a few retailers have decided to stop selling Ivanka Trumps products, quoting apolitical motives. Nordstrom( JWN) announced in February it was falling Trumps line based on lackluster performance. The upscale retailer faced backlash from President Donald Trump who claimed the company was treating his daughter unfairly.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Some other retailers have followed Nordstroms lead, including Belk and ShopStyle.
In February, embattled retailer Sears( SHLD) and Kmart said they would stop offering Trumps home furnishing products online.
On the contrary, in China, as FOX Business previously reported, following the U.S. election there has been a rush among companies to trademark Ivanka for their business. At least 65 applications had been filed as of late February among businesses looking to get a bump from an association with the First Daughter of the United States.
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