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Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down Fed Chair Powell's latest remarks.
Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down Fed Chair Powell's latest remarks.
The retail firm collapsed amid the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Palestinians have begun gathering across the occupied West Bank to mark the anniversary of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of refugees from what is now Israel during the 1948 war surrounding its creation. Nakba Day, Arabic for “catastrophe,” comes amid widespread Jewish-Arab violence in Israel and heavy fighting between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], May 15 (ANI): As the country is facing an acute shortage of oxygen amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, Odisha has escorted 726 tankers containing 13305.864 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to 13 deficit states in the last 23 days.
As a kid, I lived directly across the street from my elementary school, leaving me ample time to watch TV directly before and after school. Pre-homeroom, I’d turn on the TV to catch reruns of Charmed while I ate breakfast. Following the last bell, I’d race home to watch Gilmore Girls. The latter, to this day, is my comfort watch — I’ve probably seen every episode more than a dozen times. And though the show is more flawed in my 25-year-old mind than it was when I was 11, a few things about Gilmore Girls have held up: (1) Jess Mariano (played by Milo Ventimiglia) in a band T-shirt (preferably worn with short shorts), and (2) Lorelai Gilmore’s (Lauren Graham) underrated sense of style. While I’ve always been a fan of Lorelai’s quirky, early aughts wardrobe, it only hit me recently how many of her pieces live inside my closet — fitted graphic tees, cut-offs, and cowboy boots. But while previously combining a bandana, a baseball tee, and sunglasses with coloured lenses would have been outlandish for me (to wear in Manhattan at least), after spending the last year at home alone, I’ve found myself trying new combinations style-wise, and taking more risks than I would have pre-pandemic. That’s how I found myself in the “laundry day” outfit, famously worn by Lorelai on Rory’s first day at Chilton (Season 1, Episode 2). I wasn’t intentionally copying her look; instead, after a day of work, I looked in the mirror and noticed how uncanny the sartorial resemblance was. My version included a slightly too small Connecticut Huskies T-shirt with jean shorts, and black, knee-high boots. After observing the likeness to Lorelai’s iteration — her shirt was pink tie-dye and she wore it with a long, black coat — I slipped on a coat of my own, for good measure. Wondering if the look was recognisable to anyone else, I posted it on Instagram stories, asking my followers if it looked familiar. To my surprise, at least a dozen people responded — some even calling out the exact episode she wore it in. In an attempt to determine if years of watching Gilmore Girls reruns had actually left a mark on my personal style, I looked at the clothing already in my wardrobe to see if I could recreate any other outfits. And, after a few days of experimentation, it was Lorelai’s weekend looks that I discovered were most in sync with my own wardrobe. Shrunken T-shirts and worn-out jeans are my go-to for a Saturday afternoon. Sound familiar? Add a corduroy, leather, or, dare I say, Juicy Couture jacket — tried-and-true picks for Lorelai — and I’m off, looking like a carbon copy of my TV mum. (Admittedly, her choice of accessories, which often included belts, bucket hats, and headbands, were a bit too kitsch for my taste.) My attempts to recreate her signature Friday night dinner ensembles, however, were met with more resistance. Spaghetti strap dresses and shrugs don’t make frequent appearances in my day-to-day life, nor do silky blouses and slacks. Still, a recent slip dress purchase seemed like just as good an opportunity as any to try, so I dug out a ‘90s white button-up that I stole from my aunt and a to-go coffee mug (obviously). Unlike the time Lorelai had to get rid of a spider the size of a Buick, my venture into her dressier side was another surprising success. It would be naive of me to give full credit to my favourite childhood television series for my sudden urge to wear bandanas, baby tees, and cut-offs with boots. Trends from the ‘00s — trucker hats, low-rise jeans, heeled flip flops, and more — are rising in popularity. Still, since her outfits truly live rent-free in my head — years of re-runs will do that — something about Lorelai’s takes on the trends feel especially stylish. Given that Gilmore Girls was up against style-forward shows like Girlfriends, Ally McBeal, and Sex and the City, Lorelai’s nonchalant, yet totally over-the-top looks never quite acquired the kind of following her Go-Go’s T-shirt collection deserved from the fashion world. This is why it’s now time to recognise Lorelai Gilmore as the early-aughts fashion muse that she was. I’ll wait — there’s plenty more in my closet. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Sophie Turner Wore A Controversial '00s TrendTrucker Hats Are Making A Comeback — Yes, ReallyFashion Has Long Loved A Visible Thong
Cairn Energy has sued India's flagship carrier Air India to enforce a $1.2 billion arbitration award that it won in a tax dispute against India, according to a U.S. District Court filing reviewed by Reuters. The move ratchets up pressure on India's government to pay the sum of $1.2 billion plus interest and costs that the British firm Cairn was awarded by an arbitration tribunal in December. The body ruled India breached an investment treaty with Britain and said New Delhi was liable to pay.
Travellers may have used public transport to get home for quarantine, minister says
New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): In the view of raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the last date of submission for recommendations of various medals, including Gallantry and President's medal.
Chandigarh (Haryana) [India], May 15 (ANI): State Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said black fungus has now been declared a notified disease in Haryana.
When a body piercing closes, it often leaves a scar. This is exponentially more likely if you don’t go to a professional and you pierce yourself or let a friend stick you with a needle. In those cases, you can expect an infection, scar, or a keloid if and when the hole closes up. For example, when Sincere Williams was in high school, she let her best friend pierce her belly button — a poor decision that has since left her with a crooked hole and scarring where it closed. Now, as an adult, Williams finds herself missing the “glam” of her vintage belly button charm and wants to bring it back this summer, but needs the help of a trained professional to pierce around the scar tissue. In the latest episode of Refinery29’s YouTube series Macro Beauty, Williams visits Aesthetic Ambition, a licensed piercing studio in Marina Del Rey, California, where she books an appointment with the brand’s seasoned navel piercer, Luci Doll. “Belly button piercings have been popular since the ’90s — since the Britney Spears revolution — and they really haven’t gone out of style,” Doll explains during Williams’ consult. “They’re still a very popular piercing that I do all the time.” For Williams’ case specifically, because she’s being re-pierced, the process is a bit trickier. “When we have a scar from a previous piercing, especially with a belly button, it can be pretty significant,” Doll explains. “In this case, the fistula of the scar is pretty long, so unfortunately we can’t pierce through it because the skin will have the heal a brand-new fistula. Luckily, the scar is slightly off-centre, which makes it pretty easy to get around it.” Doll marks the skin where she’ll pierce with a sterile marker then preps the soft tissue with Iodine. “I have Sincere take a nice deep breath in, as soon as she exhales, that’s when the piercing happens,” Doll narrates. “Once we are through, I transfer the jewellery through the piercing and attach the top. Once the jewellery is in place, I clean off the excess Iodine and marker, and she is set to go.” For the aftercare, Doll tells Willams to apply a sterile saline solution to the piercing 1-2 times a day. “The belly button is a soft tissue, but it’s a high movement area, so it usually takes about six months to fully heal,” she explains before showing Williams her re-pierced belly button. “It’s so cute,” Williams exclaims, admiring the new opal charm that sits level in her navel. “And it’s straight; I’m really happy that you can’t see my previous scar. I can’t wait to go to the beach and show my friends.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Let Demi Lovato Convince You To Pierce Your NippleInside NYC's Dainty Piercing Hotspot, StudsDakota Johnson Pierced Her Belly Button At 14
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hard-line cleric in charge of Iran's judiciary who also took part in a panel involved in the mass execution of thousands of prisoners in 1988 registered Saturday to run for the country's presidency. Ebrahim Raisi has been named as a possible successor to Iran’s 82-year-old Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading some to suggest he wouldn’t run in the race. However, his registration shows he still has interest in the office he failed to obtain in 2017. His close ties to Khamenei and popularity in part from his televised anti-corruption campaign could make him a favorite in an election in which analysts already believe that hard-liners enjoy an edge. A crush of journalists followed Raisi through the Interior Ministry as he registered, the 60-year-old cleric waving to staffers as he passed. In a statement just before his registration, Raisi promised to fight “poverty and corruption, humiliation and discrimination” if he becomes president. He added his tenure in office would seek to have a “popular administration for a powerful Iran,” a dig at Iran's current president, the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani, who has struggled under re-imposed U.S. sanctions after then-President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew America from the nuclear deal. Raisi, wearing his black turban that identifies him as a direct descendant of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, offered fiery remarks to journalists on his campaign. He vowed that if he wins the June 18 vote, corruption will be “dried up." The “accomplices of the current situation cannot change the status quo,” Raisi said. Activists, however, hold a far different view of Raisi over his involvement in the 1988 mass execution of prisoners at the end of Iran’s long war with Iraq. After Iran’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini accepted a U.N.-brokered cease-fire, members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, heavily armed by Saddam Hussein, stormed across the Iranian border in a surprise attack. Iran ultimately blunted their assault, but the attack set the stage for the sham retrials of political prisoners, militants and others that would become known as “death commissions.” Some who appeared were asked to identify themselves. Those who responded “mujahedeen” were sent to their deaths, while others were questioned about their willingness to “clear minefields for the army of the Islamic Republic,” according to a 1990 Amnesty International report. International rights groups estimate that as many as 5,000 people were executed, while the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq puts the number at 30,000. Iran has never fully acknowledged the executions, apparently carried out on Khomeini’s orders, though some argue that other top officials were effectively in charge in the months before his 1989 death. Raisi reportedly served on a panel involved in sentencing the prisoners to death. Raisi has never publicly acknowledged his role in the executions, even while campaigning for president in 2017. He ultimately lost to Rouhani, though he still garnered nearly 16 million votes in his campaign. Khamenei appointed him as head of the judiciary in 2019, signaling he still had hopes for Raisi's political career. In 2016, Khamenei appointed Raisi to run the Imam Reza charity foundation, which manages a vast conglomerate of businesses and endowments in Iran. It is one of many bonyads, or charitable foundations, fueled by donations or assets seized after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. These foundations offer no public accounting of their spending and answer only to Iran’s supreme leader. The Imam Reza charity, known as “Astan-e Quds-e Razavi” in Farsi, is believed to be one of the biggest in the country. Analysts estimate its worth at tens of billions of dollars as it owns almost half the land in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city. Analysts have speculated that Khamenei could be grooming Raisi as a possible candidate to be Iran’s third-ever supreme leader, a Shiite cleric who has final say on all state matters and serves as the country’s commander-in-chief. Within Iran, candidates exist on a political spectrum that broadly includes hard-liners who want to expand Iran’s nuclear program, moderates who hold onto the status quo, and reformists who want to change the theocracy from within. Those calling for radical change find themselves blocked from even running for office by the Guardian Council, a 12-member panel that vets and approves candidates under Khamenei’s watch. Other candidates who registered Saturday include Ali Larijani, a prominent conservative voice and former parliament speaker who later allied himself with Rouhani. A clear candidate has yet to emerge within the reformists. Some have mentioned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, though he later said he wouldn't run after a scandal over a leaked recording in which he offered frank criticism of the Guard and the limits of the civilian government’s power. At the same time Larijani registered, so too did Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the eldest son of the late former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Rafsanjani, a member of Tehran's city council, has been described as a reformist by political commentators. Several other candidates have prominent backgrounds in the Guard, a paramilitary force answerable only to Khamenei. Hard-liners have increasingly suggested a former military commander should be president given the country’s problems, something that hasn’t happened since Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the purge of the armed forces that followed. Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also registered Wednesday. Though his attempt to run in 2017 ultimately was blocked after Khamenei criticized Ahmadinejad, this year the supreme leader has not warned him off. The Guardian Council will announce a final list of candidates by May 27, and a 20-day campaign season begins the following day. ___ Associated Press writer Nasser Karimi in Tehran, Iran, contributed to this report. Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press
“I think they actually created their worst enemy... in de-platforming her," Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger told "The View."
The series is set in the mythic mid-American landscape in 1890
Woman in the Window, Amy Adams as Anna Fox Spoilers are ahead. Based on the best-selling thriller of the same name by A.J. Finn, The Woman In The Window attempts to answer the question: can a movie have too many twists? (The limit, apparently, does not exist.) However, fans of the novel might not be too surprised, as the Woman In The Window ending stays pretty close to that of the book. Anna Fox (Amy Adams) is agoraphobic. Her only connection to the outside world are her nightly phone calls with her estranged husband Ed (Anthony Mackie) and her daughter Olivia (Mariah Bozeman), and her brief interactions with David (Wyatt Russell), her tenant who lives in the basement. That is, until the mysterious Russell family moves in across the street. But it’s not until Anna witnesses Jane Russell (Julianne Moore) being stabbed to death, only for another Jane Russell (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to show up, alive and well, that things really take a turn. Is it all in her head? Or is there more to the Russell family than meets the eye? Meanwhile, Anna takes an interest in the Russell’s teenage son, Ethan (Fred Hechinger). As a child psychologist, she recognises his skittish behaviour as a sign that he might be abused, and her conviction only gets stronger when she sees how afraid he is of his overbearing father Alistair (Gary Oldman). Long story short: once Anna realises that she really did see a woman killed — the woman was not Jane Russell, but Ethan’s estranged birth mother — and that it wasn’t all a hallucination, she convinces herself that Alistair must have killed her. Now, here’s where fans of the book might get a little thrown off. In Finn’s original thriller, it’s Ethan who confirms that that the woman Anna saw was real, she just wasn’t Jane Russell. He also assures her that he’ll talk to his parents and get them to turn themselves in for her murder. In the film, it’s David who reveals the woman’s true identity. He had a one night stand with the birth mum, but let Anna believe she was hallucinating because he doesn’t want to get involved with the police. But the main difference between The Woman In The Window the movie and the book isn’t so much David’s involvement as it is the unravelling of Ethan and Anna’s relationship. In the book, when Ethan tells Anna about his birth mother, she is hopeful that he’ll be able to be free from his parents, that she’s helped him escape an abusive home. It’s not until later that Anna realises something is off with Ethan, and he attacks her. It turns out, Ethan killed his birth mother, and his parents have been covering it up. In the movie, the timeline is accelerated, with Ethan attacking right after David reveals the truth. After that, the movie follows the Woman in the Window‘s original ending pretty closely: Ethan tries to kill Anna, which forces her to run away to the rooftop, but she ends up besting him, pushing him off the roof to his death. As for how we’re supposed to feel about the Woman in the Window ending, director Joe Wright is hoping that it might inspire a liberation from fear. “I hope the audience have a sense of having had this nail-biting experience but feel a sense of release and relief at the end from fear,” he told Entertainment Weekly prior to the film’s release. Just as Anna is liberated from her fear of the outdoors (and of being murdered by a baby serial killer), we too are liberated from the fear that we might have to watch Amy Adams die on screen. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Who's Who In Netflix's Woman In The WindowThe Top 10 Titles Streaming On NetflixThis Delayed Thriller Is Finally Coming To Netflix
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], May 15 (ANI): As many as 2,000 Uttarakhand Police personnel have contracted coronavirus so far as the state battles the second wave of the pandemic.
With just over 10 weeks until the Olympics open on July 23, public opinion remains opposed, with most favouring a further delay or cancellation.
Ministers said the Government was acting ‘calmly’ but the British Medical Association said the move was a ‘real worry’.
Victorian treasurer takes swipe at ‘elitist’ men’s only clubs as budget lifts property taxes . Tim Pallas announces plans to strip single-gender social clubs of land tax concessions traditionally afforded to charities
Created by Alex Pina, Money Heist, titled La Casa De Papel in Spanish, started production on its eight-part final season in August 2020, after the premiere of the fourth season in April.
The six-wheeled robot has made the hazardous descent to the surface of the Red Planet, China announces.