ArchiveAugust 2017

Cameras love Cubs farmhand Taylor Davis' awkward glances

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27-year-old has spent nearly two seasons awkwardly staring down live cameras throughout minor league ballparks Says Ben Stiller's 'Zoolander' serves as a one inspiration for gag Fan response has been positive, but Davis insists bullpen enjoys it most Chicago Cubs farmhand Taylor Davis is making a name for himself, but that doesn't mean the 27-year-old Iowa Cubs catcher is ready for the majors...

These 5 apps will make you a healthier worker – and here’s the science to prove it

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Becoming a better professional by spending some time playing on your phone sounds like a crazy claim that’s too good to be true TryAround measures calorie burn based off of the user’s metabolism equivalent , rather than just height and weight The Catch It app is designed to help “make sense of your moods” by using cognitive behavioral therapy tactics According to the American Psychological...

DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios Are 'Just Friends' Despite That Kiss

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Biggest 'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' Villains DeMario Jackson and Corinne OlympiosBACKGRID"They are just friends and wanted to hang out to talk about all the insanity of the last few months together," a source close to Jackson tells Us Jackson, 30, and Olympios, 24, looked like the best of friends as she leapt into his arms and gave him a kiss on the cheek outside SBE's Nightingale Plaza on...

Trump to propose initial $5.9 billion in Harvey aid

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President Donald Trump holds a flag of the state of Texas after receiving a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts at a local fire station where residents gathered to welcome the president in Corpus Christi, Texas, August 29, 2017 A senior administration official says President Donald Trump has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $59 billion package in Harvey recovery aid The...

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

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"This should be a wake-up call (for) all kinds of plants that are storing and converting reactive chemicals in areas which have high population densities," said Nicholas Ashford, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology expert Texas A&M chemical safety expert Sam Mannan said the risk management plan that Arkema was required by state and federal law to develop did not address how it would deal with...

Public Enemy's Chuck D Will Let Flavor Flav Lawsuit Slide, Vows They'll Perform Together

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8/31/2017 4:35 PM PDT Chuck D and Flavor Flav WILL be on stage together for Public Enemy 's next live show, even though Flav is accusing Chuck of ripping him off TMZ has learned Chuck D responded to Flav's lawsuit, telling us "Flav HAS HIS rights, but took a wrong road on this" bandmate is just pissed about a third party merchandiser and the way the record biz now works TMZ broke the story Flavor...

Venice Film Review: ‘Human Flow’

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Perhaps Ai knew that, because “ Human Flow ” is basically Refugees for Dummies, a primer on global displacement with theatrical releases all lined up and an Amazon deal that’s bound to see significantly more traffic than box office cash registers or, crucially, refugee NGOs The problem of internal refugees is touched on in Afghanistan, where people encouraged to return are denied the right to...

Please let The Friendship Code and its tech-savvy girls be the new Babysitters Club

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We all had some endless series we read where a few kids just like us navigated the vicissitudes of life, teaching us lessons along the way The young-adult novel, first in a planned series of who knows how many, takes place in the real world, where phones, coding, apps, and all that are just a part of how things are The protagonist, Lucy, is a math whiz who wants to learn how to code, but finds...

Trump's expected repeal of Dreamer program draws fire from business

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama administration policy that protects from deportation nearly 800,000 immigrants who as children entered the country illegally, setting the stage for a fight with US business leaders and lawmakers over tough immigration policy The technology industry quickly mobilized opposition, as it did to Trump's travel ban in January...

‘The Turkish Lawrence of Arabia’

With copious leisure time forced upon him, Eşref Bey began to write his adventures as an officer in the Ottoman army Eşref’s story is not well known outside Turkey, where it has attained legendary status Eşref was one of the ‘self-sacrificing officers’ who coalesced around Pasha, taking a role in his Special Organisation, Teşkilat-ı Mahsusa , which handled sensitive issues such as intelligence...

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