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22 May 19
News Archives Uk

former coronation street Actor Andrew Hall died at the age of 65. The actor, also known for the BBC series butterflies, died on Monday after a short illness In a tweet from his management group, InterTalent Rights, he said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our customer and friend Andrew […]

22 May 19
Newsessentials Blog

The abortion debate is not about the sanctity of life — it’s about corporate capitalism https://www.alternet.org/2019/05/the-abortion-debate-is-not-about-the-sanctity-of-life-its-about-corporate-capitalism/ Image via Wikimedia Commons. written by Chris Hedges, Mr. Fish / Truthdig May 20, 2019 A declining birthrate is driving the war on abortion rights. Our ruling capitalists know they are doomed if women cannot be forced to reproduce. […]

22 May 19
Shanazitil Bookmark Story

Nonton Deception – Official Trailer Sub Indo Deception – Official Trailer Superstar magician Cameron Black is bringing his skill for illusion to the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the worldâs most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Starring Jack […]

22 May 19
The Prayer Link

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” ~1 John 1:7~       Please pray for Maddie.  https://www.facebook.com/Maddies-Miracles-390075544489525/ Maddie is the granddaughter of a high school classmate and has a […]

22 May 19
Neuropreprints

Parkin deficiency perturbs striatal circuit dynamics Magdalena K. Baaske, Edgar R. Kramer, Durga Praveen Meka, Gerhard Engler, Andreas K.Engel, Christian K.E. Moll The effect of NMDA-R antagonist, MK-801, on Neuronal Mismatch along the Auditory Thalamocortical System Gloria G. Parras, Catalina Valdes-Baizabal, Lauren Harms, Patricia Michie, Manuel S. Malmierca Increasing objective cardiometabolic burden associated with attenuations in the P3b event-related potential component in older adults Hannah Keage, Daniel Feurriegel, Danielle Greaves, Emma Tregoweth, Scott Coussens, AshleighSmith Parameter tuning differentiates […]

22 May 19
Davis Enterprise

There were barely enough tables to fit all the students Tuesday at the Davis High quad as a record 37 Blue Devil athletes made their plans for college official — signing National Letters of Intent. DHS athletic director Jeff Lorenson highlighted the athletic accomplishments of each next-level Devil at the event, recognized parents and coaches […]

22 May 19
The AIM Network

It seems like a grand ploy of massive distraction. On the surface, the move by Alabama to place the most onerous restrictions on the granting of an abortion has become a lightening-rod of conviction for Democrat agitators. And not just them. The fear, and one with suggestive implication, is that various legislatures are paving the […]

21 May 19
Daily Republic

May 21– May 21–Sixty Philadelphia School District elementary-, middle-, and high-school teachers have won 2019 Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Awards. Each receives a $3,500 prize and will be honored Tuesday at a ceremony at the Philadelphia Film Society. These excerpts are from nominations submitted to the foundation, which celebrates excellence in education and has awarded […]

21 May 19
PEOPLE.com

Travis Scott’s move came days after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the most restrictive abortion law in the country, essentially banning all abortions including those for victims of rape or incest

21 May 19
FiveThirtyEight
Down the stretch they come! No, it’s not the Kentucky Derby — today, Kentuckians will vote for governor in their party primaries. Incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin will likely win renomination in the Republican contest despite being incredibly unpopular. But Democrats have a competitive three-way race between state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, state Attorney General Andy Beshear and former state auditor Adam Edelen. Beshear appears to be in the lead, but it’s unclear how big that lead really is and whether a Democrat can even still win a general election in a state that is now so deeply red. Until Kentucky’s 2015 gubernatorial race, Democrats held most major statewide offices, and the GOP had won the governorship only once in the past 44 years. But Bevin won handily in 2015, and in 2016 Republicans captured the state house for the first time since the 1920s, giving them full control of state government.[footnote]Republicans have controlled the state Senate since 1999.[/footnote] Thus, state politics now more closely align with Kentucky’s preferences in national races — the GOP presidential nominee has won Kentucky by at least 15 percentage points going back to 2000, and in 2016, President Trump won the state by 30 points. All the same, Bevin (assuming he wins tonight) may still face a tough re-election fight next November. And that’s because he’s currently the most unpopular governor in the country, based on Morning Consult’s approval data for the first quarter of 2019.[footnote]Morning Consult first released quarterly approval data in 2017.[/footnote] As you can see in the chart below, Bevin’s disapproval rating has been above 50 percent since the second quarter of 2018, which might have to do with his repeated run-ins with teachers, public sector unions and even his own party. _ In April 2018, for example, Bevin vetoed legislation that raised taxes to expand public education spending only to have the Republican-controlled legislature override his veto while teachers rallied outside of the state capitol. He’s also made controversial comments, like when he said school closures allowing teachers to rally at the capitol may have caused children to be “sexually assaulted” or “physically harmed” because they couldn’t attend school. Bevin’s approval numbers are even worse when you consider just how Republican-leaning Kentucky is. He had the worst approval rating of any governor relative to his state’s partisan lean,[footnote]FiveThirtyEight’s partisan lean metric is the average difference between how a state votes and how the country votes overall, with 2016 presidential election results weighted at 50 percent, 2012 presidential election results weighted at 25 percent and results from elections for the state legislature weighted at 25 percent. Note that the partisan leans in this article were calculated before the 2018 elections; we haven’t calculated FiveThirtyEight partisan leans that incorporate the midterm results yet.[/footnote] according to my colleague Nathaniel Rakich’s “Popularity Above Replacement Governor” rankings. [big-table] The latest ‘Popularity Above Replacement Governor’ scores Governors’ net approval ratings for the first three months of 2019 relative to the partisan leans* of their states Governor State Name Party Net Approval state Partisan Lean PARG KY Matt Bevin R -19 R+23 -42 RI Gina Raimondo D -11 D+26 -37 HI David Ige D +11 D+36 -25 WV Jim Justice R +14 R+30 -16 CT Ned Lamont D -4 D+11 -15 SD Kristi Noem R +18 R+31 -13 NY Andrew Cuomo D +9 D+22 -13 OR Kate Brown D -3 D+9 -12 CA Gavin Newsom D +12 D+24 -12 OK Kevin Stitt R +26 R+34 -8 UT Gary Herbert R +25 R+31 -6 NJ Phil Murphy D +8 D+13 -5 WY Mark Gordon R +43 R+47 -4 AK Mike Dunleavy R +12 R+15 -3 IL JB Pritzker D +11 D+13 -2 NE Pete Ricketts R +22 R+24 -2 IA Kim Reynolds R +6 R+6 0 ID Brad Little R +36 R+35 +1 NM Michelle Lujan Grisham D +8 D+7 +1 ND Doug Burgum R +34 R+33 +1 WA Jay Inslee D +15 D+12 +3 VA Ralph Northam D +5 EVEN +5 MO Mike Parson R +26 R+19 +7 IN Eric Holcomb R +27 R+18 +9 AR Asa Hutchinson R +34 R+24 +10 AZ Doug Ducey R +20 R+9 +11 OH Mike DeWine R +18 R+7 +11 DE John Carney D +26 D+14 +12 TN Bill Lee R +40 R+28 +12 MS Phil Bryant R +27 R+15 +12 GA Brian Kemp R +25 R+12 +13 ME Janet Mills D +20 D+5 +15 AL Kay Ivey R +44 R+27 +17 TX Greg Abbott R +34 R+17 +17 SC Henry McMaster R +34 R+17 +17 CO Jared Polis D +18 D+1 +17 MN Tim Walz D +21 D+2 +19 MI Gretchen Whitmer D +20 D+1 +19 NV Steve Sisolak D +19 R+1 +20 WI Tony Evers D +20 R+1 +21 PA Tom Wolf D +21 R+1 +22 NC Roy Cooper D +22 R+5 +27 FL Ron DeSantis R +34 R+5 +29 LA John Bel Edwards D +15 R+17 +32 NH Chris Sununu R +41 R+2 +39 MT Steve Bullock D +26 R+18 +44 KS Laura Kelly D +24 R+23 +47 VT Phil Scott R +32 D+24 +56 MD Larry Hogan R +57 D+23 +80 MA Charlie Baker R +59 D+29 +88 A Democratic governor with a net approval of +2 in an R+7 state has a PARG of +9 (2+7 = 9). If the same state had a Republican governor with the same approval rating, the PARG would be -5 (2-7= -5). Shaded rows denote governors whose seats are up in 2019 or 2020, excluding those governors who are not seeking reelection. * Partisan lean is the average difference between how a state votes and how the country votes overall, with 2016 presidential election results weighted at 50 percent, 2012 presidential election results weighted at 25 percent and results from elections for the state legislature weighted at 25 percent. The partisan leans here were calculated before the 2018 elections; we haven’t calculated FiveThirtyEight partisan leans that incorporate the midterm results yet. Sources: Morning Consult, media reports A big part of Bevin’s problem is that he’s struggling with his base. Morning Consult found in that poll that just 50 percent of Republicans approved of him while 37 percent disapproved. Compare that to the 86 percent of Kentucky Republicans who approved of Trump, and it’s understandable that Bevin is now trying to tie himself to the president, hoping to boost his numbers. One bit of positive news for Bevin is that he avoided a high-profile primary challenge when U.S. Rep. James Comer — who Bevin beat by just 83 votes for the GOP nomination in 2015 — decided not to run. However, Bevin didn’t escape a primary challenger altogether. State Rep. Robert Goforth is running against him and even loaned his campaign $750,000 (as of early May, Bevin had raised a little over $1 million). But Goforth doesn’t seem to pose a serious risk to Bevin, at least not according to the scant polling we have: A survey from earlier in May from the GOP pollster Cygnal found Bevin leading Goforth 56 percent to 18 percent. Still, 32 percent of likely GOP primary voters said they had an unfavorable view of Bevin in that poll, so Goforth’s share of the primary vote on Tuesday could be an indicator of how strong or weak Bevin is among the Republican faithful. But today’s main event is the Democratic race. The front-runner is Andy Beshear, the first-term attorney general and political scion whose father Steve preceded Bevin as governor. The younger Beshear squeaked out a narrow 0.2-point victory in 2015, with Bevin winning by 9 points at the top of the ballot. Since they took office, the two have been at loggerheads over many issues, including education, health care and pensions. These fights are one of Beshear’s main selling points in the Democratic primary, but Adam Edelen is running to Beshear’s left, hoping his support for abortion rights, decriminalizing marijuana and renewable energy will attract Democratic voters. And on Saturday, the state’s largest newspaper, the Courier-Journal, endorsed Edelen. Edelen, the former state auditor, has also been on the offensive, attacking Beshear for his connection to a former aide who was convicted of bribery (however, there is no evidence Beshear knew about these activities). Edelen’s upstart campaign has also been aided by an influx of cash from his wealthy running mate, Gill Holland, and Better Future PAC, an outside group backing Edelen (primarily funded by Holland’s mother-in-law). Meanwhile, state House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins is running to the right of Beshear and Edelen on social issues, claiming that his anti-abortion views and support for coal are more likely to appeal to the rural parts of the state where Democrats have been decimated in recent years. Beshear currently seems to be ahead, but the only data we have are competing internal polls. Additionally, the two most recent surveys are from mid-April, so it’s hard to know if things have changed substantially in the past month. For what it’s worth, Edelen’s campaign found Beshear in first with 43 percent of the vote, Edelen in second with 23 percent and Adkins in third with 22 percent. Meanwhile, Beshear’s internal poll put him at 44 percent compared to 17 percent for Adkins and 16 percent for Edelen. So Beshear appears to be the polling front-runner, but a win by Edelen or Adkins shouldn’t be ruled out; internal polls are notoriously unreliable, the polling we do have is old and three-way races can be incredibly fluid. Looking ahead to the general election in November, election handicappers view Kentucky as a toss-up or leaning in the GOP’s direction. Still, it’s possible a Democrat could take back the governor’s mansion. It’s early, but the pollster Mason-Dixon found Beshear up 48 percent to 40 percent in a Bevin-Beshear matchup in December. So if Bevin remains as unpopular as he is now, there could be an opening. Then again, the Bluegrass State’s politics are pretty darn red.
21 May 19
The Scottish Sun
JUST 24 hours after Money in the Bank and there were big questions to answer on WWE Raw. How did Brock Lesnar get entered into the ladder match to win the briefcase? And what will it mean for WWE’s reigning champions? Here are five big talking points from Raw. Brock Lesnar teased a cash-in but fans will have to wait BROCK LESNAR CASH-IN Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came to the ring and cut a promo on Brock’s Money in the Bank win. Heyman addressed how Brock was able to just enter himself in the MITB match by hinting that someone with political power backstage made him happen. Does he mean Triple H? Shane McMahon? Vince? Universal Champion Seth Rollins came out and demanded that Brock cash-in there and then. He was followed by SmackDown’s WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, who wanted Brock to cash-in on him instead. But Heyman said they’d have to wait. It’s impressive that whenever Brock returns from a defeat, he’s lost none of his heat or monster aura – that’s exactly why WWE keeps bringing him back. Seth and Kofi later teamed up to defeat the painfully dull combo of Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley in a  no DQ ,atch. After the match, Brock strolled round the ring and teased a cash-in before walking away. But when will “The Beast” cash-in? 24/7 CHAMPIONSHIP Mick Foley introduced a sanitised version of the championship he made his name in Mick Foley introduced a brand new title – the 24/7 Championship. Essentially a PG version of the Attitude Era’s Hardcore Championship, it will be defended 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – anytime and anyplace. It was a stinker of a promo from Foley. The fans were near silent – they presumably expected something more, well, hardcore from the Hardcore Legend. Foley placed the title belt (certainly not the most attractive-looking championship in WWE history) in the middle of the ring and invited a bunch of jobbers to try and grab it first. The new belt does offer up some opportunities for fun No Way Jose, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Cedric Alexander, Drake Maverick, Eric Young, Mojo Rawley, EC3, and Titus O’Neil all scrapped over the belt. Titus grabbed the title and was named the first 24/7 champ, but was immediately caught with a sneaky roll-up from Robert Roode. Roode was seen hiding backstage with help from R-Truth, who briefly stuffed Roode in the boot of his car. But when Roode got out, Truth was also hiding a referee in the car and attacked Roode from behind to steal the 24/7 title. It’s a daft concept and won’t have the edge of the old school Hardcore action, but this could be fun and will give lower level talents a spot on the card. ROMAN WANTS SHANE Roman Reigns is desperate to have a crack at Shane McMahon Roman Reigns and Shane McMahon had a confrontation on the mic, with Roman saying he’s now finished fighting with Elias and Shane is finished fighting with The Miz. Shane is still upset about Reigns punching out Vince a few weeks back and said: “What sort of man hits another man’s father like that in cowardly fashion?” (Don’t forget – it wasn’t so long ago Shane was attacking Miz’s baked potato face old man.) Roman offered Shane out for a fight. Shane pulled off his jacket and began to make his way down the ramp. But he stopped and told Roman: “That’s not going to happen.” It was fun while it lasted, @RealRobertRoode. Say WHAT'S UP to your new #247Champion, @RonKillings!! #RAW pic.twitter.com/la0VEZM0xu — WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2019 (Say what you will about Shane hogging TV time, he is such a good heel.) Shane brought out Drew McIntye for protection and confirmed that he’ll accept a match against Roman – but not until Super Show-Down in Saudi Arabia on June 7. Shane then made a match later on the show between Drew and The Miz. It ended with Shane attacking Miz on the outside, which allowed Drew to hit the Claymore Kick and get the win. The heels double-teamed Miz after the match, which brought out Roman Reigns. Roman hit the Superman punch on Drew but Shane fled before Roman could nail him too. Roman will have to wait until Super Show-Down to get his hands on Shane. BECKY TEAMS WITH NIKKI Becky Lynch lost one of her belts but looks happy enough Becky Lynch – now just “Becky 1 Belt” after losing her SmackDown strap at Money in the Bank – appeared on A Moment of Bliss. It wasn’t long before tag champs The IIconics and Lacey Evans interrupted, so Becky challenged them to a match. Alexa Bliss’s new pal Nikki Cross, who’d been stood alongside Alexa for the whole segment looking out of place, offered to team with Becky. “The Man” then demanded that Alexa make up the numbers and said all she had to was “stand there and look pretty”. As Becky and Nikki dominated the action, Lacey Evans walked away (she’s clearly coming for another crack at Becky’s Raw title) and Becky got the win after hitting Billie Kay with a legdrop from the second rope. It’s good to see Nikki Cross is getting a mini-push. But is this really the best WWE has for Becky Lynch to do? REVIVAL GET LAST LAUGH After weeks of humiliation at the hands of The Usos and WWE creative team, The Revival finally got some payback last night when they faced The Usos. The action was fast-paced, with lots of inventive double-team moments. The Revival scored the win when Scott Dawson rolled up Jey Uso and yanked his tights for extra leverage. EXCLUSIVE: @RealMickFoley can predict that the #247Title picture will be… UNPREDICTABLE! #RAW pic.twitter.com/UdLkIOOAuQ — WWE (@WWE) May 21, 2019 What a rivalry these teams could have if WWE let them loose in the ring and dropped all the rubbish comedy. In other solid action, Cesaro defeated Ricochet, whose back was heavily taped after then brutal ladder match from Money in the Bank. Is Cesaro finally getting a push? And has Ricochet already flipped and flown his way into a “jobber for the stars” role?