HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ gives us a glimpse of our ugly elitism that was then and now | Opinion

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By Tom Deignan Maria Roda left Italy and settled in North Jersey over a century ago, toward the end of America’s so-called Gilded Age, which also happens to be the setting and title of HBO’s latest prestige drama, premiering today. Starring Hunterdon County native Taissa Farmiga, as well as Emmy winner Christine Baranski, “The Gilded Age” was created by Downton Abbey producer Julian Fellowes. So the first few episodes are filled with the feathered hats, proper accents, and stern glares of elite New York in the 1880s, “a period of immense economic change,” HBO notes, “of great conflict between … Read More “HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ gives us a glimpse of our ugly elitism that was then and now | Opinion”

Sinead O’Connor Documentary Can’t Use ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

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A new documentary chronicling the life of Irish singerSinead O’ Connor was denied use of a song that had a tremendous impact on her career: Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” O’Connor first recorded the track for her 1990 album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got. It became one of her most successful hits, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. But apart from a few chords, the upcoming documentary film Nothing Compares does not include the song. According to a title card that appears at the end of the film, “The Prince estate denied use of Sinead’s recording of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in this f… Read More “Sinead O’Connor Documentary Can’t Use ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’”

UK upper class ‘more likely’ to hold anti-Islam views: poll

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A University of Birmingham study has found that Britons from middle and upper-class occupational groups are more likely to hold Islamophobic views than those from working class occupational groups. Using a sample size of 1,667 adults, the survey conducted with pollster YouGov revealed that 23.3 percent of people from occupations defined as middle or upper class held prejudiced views towards Muslims, as compared to 23.2 percent of working class respondents. “Prejudice towards Islam and Muslims stands out in the UK, not only because it is much more widespread than most forms of racism, but also … Read More “UK upper class ‘more likely’ to hold anti-Islam views: poll”

Volusia remains shark bite capital as Florida attacks up in 2021

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida is once again the shark bite capital of the World as numbers jumped globally after three years of declines, according to the annual update from the International Shark Attack File. The group released its annual report this month and found 73 documented attacks last year, a stark contrast from 2020′s total of 52. Numbers don’t appear to be jumping the shark. Rather, experts say the 2021 number aligns with the five-year global average of 72 annually. International fatalities also saw an increase with 11 deaths reported. 2020 saw 10 deaths, which was unusually high given t… Read More “Volusia remains shark bite capital as Florida attacks up in 2021″

Stocks of the Week: JPMorgan, Chipotle, Netflix

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By Brian O’Connell Real Money columnists run down the latest stocks on the move The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.58% last week, and was down 5.70% on a year-to-date basis ahead of Monday’s whipsaw session. “It’s not often we see down sessions every day during a calendar week. But then, the technical condition has been weak for a while as we have noted,” TheStreet’s Action Alerts Plus team wrote. According to the AAP, the current sentiment and indicators are reaching extreme levels though, and that means a big powerful rally is likely to ensue within days. “The McClellan Oscillator, whic… Read More “Stocks of the Week: JPMorgan, Chipotle, Netflix”

New York City Mayor Adams unveils plan to end gun violence

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By Barbara Goldberg and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced a plan to end gun violence in a city reeling from the fatal shooting of a police officer and a spate of violent crimes, as he promised to increase police officers in New York’s most violence-plagued communities. Adams, a former police captain, said the plan would deliver on his November election campaign pledge by deploying more officers, stemming the flow of guns into the city, and appointing anti-gun violence coordinators in every city agency. “We are turning our pain into purpose,” he … Read More “New York City Mayor Adams unveils plan to end gun violence”

Iran minister arrives in Fuzuli Int’l Airport

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By Trend Footage of Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Rostam Ghasemi arriving in Fuzuli International Airport has been published, Trend reports. As part of his planned visit to Azerbaijan, Ghasemi arrived at Fuzuli International Airport and is getting acquainted with the situation in Azerbaijani lands liberated from Armenian occupation. As part of the visit, Ghasemi is expected to hold several meetings with Azerbaijani officials. Trend presents the footage: — Follow us on Twitter @AzerNewsAz Read More “Iran minister arrives in Fuzuli Int’l Airport”

K.J. Choi hails Hideki Matsuyama after tying his record 8 PGA Tour wins

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Chuah Choo Chiang – January 24, 2022 | 5:09pm When Hideki Matsuyama thumped a magnificent 3-wood approach from 276 yards and landed his ball inside three feet of the flag to equal a record that has stood for over a decade, K.J. Choi was the least surprised to see that moment of magic by the Japanese superstar. Choi, arguably the greatest golf export from South Korea, has proudly held the record of most PGA Tour victories by an Asian golfer with his haul of eight titles since 2011 and he was beaming with pride to see Matsuyama matching his collection at such a rapid pace. The Korea… Read More “K.J. Choi hails Hideki Matsuyama after tying his record 8 PGA Tour wins”

Why You Should Book Your 2022 Summer Travel Right Now

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By Kirk Miller “If you’re thinking about taking a summer trip, now is the time to book it.” That’s the key takeaway from Scott Keyes, the man behind the very popular travel resource Scott’s Cheap Flights. SCF just released its third annual State of Cheap Flights report, a deep-dive analysis and survey of its readers into the landscape of air travel right now, from pricing trends to trending places to how the ongoing pandemic is affecting travelers’ choices in 2022. Notably, this research is coming out just after the site released its 2022 travel predictions and its 22 Cheap Destinations to Vis… Read More “Why You Should Book Your 2022 Summer Travel Right Now”

FA investigating yellow card shown to Arsenal player amid suspicious betting patterns

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The Football Association is looking into an Arsenal player receiving a yellow card during a Premier League match this season, amid concerns about unusual betting trends. According to reports in the Athletic, bookies contacted the FA after the match about strange betting patterns, and the regulatory body is looking into the claims, but no formal inquiry has been launched at this time.“The FA is aware of the incident in question and is looking into it,” an FA representative stated. Arsenal has been silent about the matter. The Athletic claim to know the identity of the player but have chosen not… Read More “FA investigating yellow card shown to Arsenal player amid suspicious betting patterns”