‘You don’t run for second place’: Stacey Abrams on a possible 2020 bid

Abrams could be a game-changer as a Democratic candidate for president, but she is carefully weighing her options You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dont run for president. With some two dozen Democrats officially in the race for 2020, Stacey Abrams is the only one by the starting line unsure if shell compete. Indecision is a label most politicians will go to great lengths to avoid. George W Bush declared himself the decider, while the former White House spokesman Sean Spicer memorably characterized his old boss as unbelievably decisive. But Abrams is leaning into her indecision, seeing it as an opportunity to more fully and intelligently explore her possible paths forward after her dramatic …

Passenger trust in rail firms declines

Timetable chaos Over the survey period, trust declined in all rail operators apart from Southern. However, in terms of trust, Southern was still bottom of the pile, with only 22% of passengers saying they trusted the firm last autumn. Two other Govia Thameslink firms were among the worst performers, Thameslink and Great Northern, which had trust ratings of 27% and 24%. Transport Focus said there was a link between levels of customer trust and the punctuality and reliability of services. Throughout 2016, Southern was subject to the most disruptive industrial action for 23 years, with tens of thousands of services fully or partly cancelled. And in 2018, timetabling chaos paralysed large swathes of the UK’s rail network. A Govia Thameslink …

Siberia Could Become More Habitable By 2080 Because Of Climate Change

As places like central Africa and Miami Beach become uninhabitable due to climate change, real estate is opening up in Siberia. Right now, Siberia is better known for icy landscapes, strange-colored snow, and perfectly preserved Ice Age fossilized animals than it is for its temperate climes and green spaces but that is set to change. This is according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters. Indeed, the researchers found that even “mild” climate change could enable its population to grow 500 percent by the 2080s. “Asian Russia is currently extremely cold,” lead author Elena Parfenova from Krasnoyarsk Federal Research Center said in a statement. “In a future warmer climate, food security in terms of crop distribution and production capability is likely to become more favorable for people to support settlements.”  …

Detroit police fear ‘serial murderer and rapist’ at large after third body found

Authorities, who believe attacker is targeting sex workers, make public appeal for information Investigators believe a serial murderer and rapist targeting sex workers is at large in the city of Detroit after the decomposed body of a third woman was found on Wednesday in a vacant house, the police chief said. Chief James Craig said the homicides, which began in March, appeared to be related to the sex trade. He declined to go into a lot of detail. Two of the three women were in their early 50s. One died of blunt force trauma, while the cause of the other deaths remains under investigation, Craig told reporters. We believe this is a serial murderer and rapist, and we want to …

‘Mom, is it bad to be brown and Jewish?’: how to talk to your children about race

Since Trumps rise to power, writer Mira Jacob has faced increasingly difficult questions from her young son It started with Michael Jackson. It was 2014, and Mira Jacobs six-year-old son Z had moved on from being obsessed with Freddie Mercury (He demanded fake moustaches for a solid year), to being obsessed with Jackson. He knew all the moves and was never without a fedora. So my husband and I, thinking we were geniuses, got him all the albums, Jacob explains. The problem is, when you give a mixed-race kid albums from the trajectory of Michael Jacksons career, he gets really puzzled. And so the questions started: What colour was Jackson? How did he turn white? Why did he want to …

Syrian footballer and ‘singer of revolution’ killed in conflict

Goalkeeper Abdul Baset al-Sarout dies of wounds sustained in battle with government troops A Syrian footballer who became a symbolic figure in the rebellion against the countrys president, Bashar al-Assad, has died of wounds suffered in a battle with government forces. Abdul Baset al-Sarout, 27, who rose to fame as a goalkeeper for his home city of Homs, joined peaceful protests against Assad in 2011 and was known as the singer of the revolution. He later took up arms as the country slid into civil war. Four of his brothers and his father have also been killed in the fighting. Sarouts life and his role in Syrias uprising and conflict was the subject of Original Article : HERE ; This …

Millions Of Students Lack Home Internet In ‘Homework Gap,’ Analysis Finds

On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from submitting assignments electronically, she writes them out by hand. She is among nearly 3 million students around the country who face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet. In classrooms, access to laptops and the internet is nearly universal. But at home, the cost of internet service and gaps in its availability create obstacles in urban areas and rural communities alike. Until a couple of years ago, Raegan’s school gave every student a laptop equipped with an internet …

No apology to journalists from top officer

On Monday, police confirmed the case against the two journalists had been dropped. It followed a court ruling that the search warrants issued against them had been “inappropriate”. The items collected from the journalists included laptops, hard drives, mobile phones, notepads and millions of digital files. Speaking at a meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board on Thursday, Mr Barton said that press freedom was crucial in any democracy. Image caption PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said police had a duty to follow the evidence PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton also spoke about the case at the meeting. “There is nothing about this investigation that has been easy,” he said. “I became a police officer to uphold the law, to …

People Are Making Fun Of Apples New $999 Monitor Stand And Mac Pro With 30 Hilarious Memes

There’s always a lot of fanfare about the latest Apple releases; they were the ones that first made a real ‘event’ out of their new products. Predictably, this brings out the haters too, eager and ready to mock the latest piece of overpriced and overhyped tech. The latest memes center around the new Mac Pro, which people are poking fun at for its resemblance to a cheese grater. Mac Pro starts at a hefty $5999 and is best enjoyed with a new Pro Display XDR, that starts at $4999 and comes without a stand. Which you will need. How much can a stand be, I hear you ask? That’ll be $999, please. So $12K all up, and it will all …

14 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of June 1 to 7. Check them out below. ABOVE: Veteran David Edwards attends a commemoration service on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019, in Arromanches Les Bains, France.  Del. Kelly Fowler holds her daughter Sophie, 6, in front of the row of crosses at the memorial located by Building 11 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. Twelve crosses were placed at the memorial to honor the 12 victims of the mass shooting that took place at the center several days earlier. People in Sutamarchan, Colombia, throw tomatoes at each other during the annual “Gran Tomatina …

Who Is Rihanna’s Boyfriend? What We Know About Her Saudi Billionaire

Rihanna is a total badass, and it seems like men have always had a tough time keeping up with her. Of course, there was her nightmare situation with Chris Brown, who somehow still isn’t canceled a decade later. Since then, Rih has spent time with rappers and athletes, but for the past couple years, she’s been focused on a billionaire businessman. Honestly, that’s the type of energy I need in my life. She’s officially the world’s richest female musician, and she has a man with money to match. Who is Rihanna’s boyfriend, and how long have they been a thing? Here’s what we know. To start, his name is Hassan Jameel, and did I mention he’s a billionaire? He’s from …

How the 1999 World Cup champions’ biggest win came at the bargaining table

A staredown between the US womens national team and US Soccer over the 1999 squads victory tour changed the relationship between the team and their boss forever On the morning after the national team won the 1999 World Cup, the celebrations continued. While the players were off to do a victory parade at Disneyland, officials from the US Soccer Federation opened the sports pages of local newspapers, eager to see the coverage of the victory. The Los Angeles Times used the headline America the Bootiful alongside a large photo of Briana Scurrys penalty-kick save. Some of the US Soccer brass probably cracked a smile at the pun. But when they turned to page 5, they saw a different headlineone that …

Tasha K Is A Danger To YouTube! Trisha Paytas Does M@th! My Message To Christina Aguilera And Lady GaGa! AND… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

What a weekend! We hope the message in this video gets back to Christina Aguilera and Lady GaGa! Plus, vlogger Tasha K needs to be removed from YouTube! She doesn’t understand the law or ethics!!! Trisha Paytas has some wild confessions about doing meth – but we don’t believe her! And we offer many reasons why! Donald Trump vs Meghan Markle! Mama June close to death! Drake has gone TOO FAR at the NBA finals! Felicity Huffman‘s daughter is a quitter! And more of today’s hottest headlines, including Cardi B, Taylor Swift, Khloe Kardashian, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra, Jenelle Evans, R. Kelly, Jussie Smollett, Billie Eilish, Roman Atwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Cara Delevingne and MORE! Watch! LINKS BELOW! Enjoy! SHARE! And …

Ex-soldier’s court appeal dismissed

John Pat Cunningham, 27, who had learning difficulties, was shot in the back as he ran away from an Army patrol near Benburb, County Tyrone, in 1974. Mr Hutchings has made the case it was never his intention to kill or injure Mr Cunningham, but that he was firing warning shots to get him to stop. He began his appeal in March. Lord Kerr, who delivered the judgement on Thursday, said that trial by jury should not be assumed to be the unique means of achieving fairness in the criminal justice process. What is a Diplock court? The non-jury system was named after Lord Diplock, a former senior judge and Law Lord. During the height of the Troubles, he chaired …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: The Thirst Is Real Betches

This week, I had to dive deep. I wanted to show something a little different than just a messy airbrush and body cutout job. Some of these influencers are real Photoshop pros—in fact, you’d have to possess a thorough understanding of anatomy to see how it’s not possible, because their edits are so seamless and don’t leave traces, like warped walls. Some of them. And then, I bring you Tana Mongeau. Who, btw, I have no idea who she is, except for this recent article about Bella Thorne, who she apparently was in a throuple with. I also know nothing of Bella Thorne, except that every photo I see of her, I feel like I can smell her. I don’t …