Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to ‘knock out’ reporter after team’s loss

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging at him after Sundays loss to the Cubs New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained during a confrontation in the teams clubhouse after a loss on Sunday. The confrontation with Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Reporters asked repeatedly after the game about Callaways decision to stick with reliever Seth Lugo during the eighth inning instead of going to closer Edwin Diaz. Lugo allowed a go-ahead, three-run homer to Javier Baez. After …

Mike Pence’s unbelievable answer on whether climate change is a threat

(CNN)Sometimes you have to read something to believe it. Vice President Mike Pence’s pretzel-twisting when asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether climate change is a threat to the United States is one of those times. TAPPER: But I want to ask you a question about climate change.

A bipartisan Senate bill would tell you how much Facebook and Google make from your data

(CNN)Two US senators said they are introducing a bill on Monday that could force big tech companies to disclose how much money consumers’ personal information is worth to their businesses. The bill also contains more familiar ideas, such as requiring companies to tell users what information they collect and to give consumers the ability to delete all or parts of their data from a service. Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The bill was first reported by Axios. By providing more visibility into the tech companies’ businesses, the bill could help antitrust regulators determine whether the platforms may be harming competition, Warner said in a release — an early copy of which was …

Sync or swim: How TV shows are breaking new bands

Skip Youtube post by LUSAINT – Topic Warning: Third party content may contain adverts Report It’s not the first time Love Island has helped break a new artist. Freya Ridings’ single Lost Without You won a platinum disc last summer after soundtracking a pivotal moment in the villa. She’s now on the Radio 1 playlist with her new single, Castles, and plays one of the main stages at Glastonbury next week. In some respects, this is nothing new. Ever since Nick Kamen stripped off his Levis to the sound of Marvin Gaye’s Heard It Through The Grapevine in 1985, music executives have known the power of a well-placed TV spot. More recently, Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding have received a …

Hot air balloon crash-lands into a crowd at a Missouri festival, injuring one

(CNN)Festivities at a hot air balloon festival in Missouri abruptly turned into fright as one of the balloons botched its landing and crashed into crowd of spectators. Stephanie Haught said she barely got out of the way before the balloon crashed. In a video she posted to Facebook, the balloonist is seen waving for people to get out of the way as the balloon descends. Another event attendee told KHQA the basket hit the ground right behind him and “ran over his mother.” Other than a small cut on her finger his mother is fine, he said. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Hard Rock’s Dominican Republic resort, where two U.S. tourists died, pulls minibars from all rooms

Robert Bell Wallace, 67, died in April after suddenly falling ill at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.  “Today, June 21, 2019, the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic has released further information on the American tourists who passed away in 2019, including autopsy findings that reveal these deaths were unrelated and from natural causes and pre-existing conditions,” the resort statement said. “We are deeply saddened by these unfortunate incidents, and extend our sincerest sympathy to the families of those affected. We will continue to respect the privacy of our guests and their families.” “The safety and health of our guests is now, and has always been, our highest priority,” the statement continued. “Hard Rock Hotel & …

Johnson and Hunt make pitch to be PM

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Hunt: “We are democrats who want to deliver Brexit”. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have made their pitch to be the next prime minister at the first of 16 Conservative Party hustings. The two contenders for Number 10 laid out their vision for the country at a conference in Birmingham. Mr Johnson said these were “dark days” for his party, but insisted he could turn things around. But his rival warned members not to elect the “wrong person” and risk “catastrophe”. Mr Johnson said the most important thing was to “get Brexit done”. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Hunt insisted he would leave the EU with no deal if …

Takeaway app customers complain of fraud

Just Eat ‘phishing’ scammer faces jail Are you using the most-hacked password? Several Deliveroo customers told the BBC they realised their accounts had been accessed when they received an email from the company saying the email address linked to their account had been changed. Fraudsters then ordered food through their account using credit obtained by claiming refunds for previous orders. Deliveroo said cyber criminals relied on people reusing passwords for multiple online services and used data breaches on other sites to try to access Deliveroo accounts. Andrew Shaw, 33, from London, said he had to wait five days after he reported fraudulent activity on his account before Deliveroo shut it down. By this point Mr Shaw had already cancelled his …

MPs are not ‘victims’ over maternity rights

But there is no official maternity cover available for their other duties. However, MPs continue to be paid their full annual salary of £79,468 throughout their parental leave. Creasy ‘forced to choose to be MP or mum’ UK ‘among least family friendly in Europe’ Walthamstow MP Ms Creasy, who is also pregnant, argued that without paid cover it would be “impossible” for her to fulfil her responsibilities to constituents once her baby is born. When she approached Ipsa – the body which regulates MPs’ pay – about the issue, she said they told her “they don’t recognise that MPs go on maternity leave”. Not a ‘bad deal’ Writing in the Times, Mrs Badenoch said Ms Creasy’s intervention was “hugely disappointing” …

Biden On Comments About Segregationists: ‘Apologize For What?’

Joe Biden addressed his earlier comments on working with unapologetically segregationist colleagues by telling reporters he does not “have a racist bone” in his body. “Cory [Booker] should apologize,” Biden said, referring to staunch segregationists who vehemently opposed efforts to integrate the U.S. “I know the new New Left tells me that I’m ― this is old-fashioned,” Biden, who was elected to the Senate in 1973, said at the event, per a pool report. He then went on to note how Eastland used to call him “son” rather than “boy” and referred to Talmadge as “one of the meanest guys I ever knew” to emphasize how he worked with them despite their differences. Booker, also a 2020 candidate, issued a statement …

Biden On Comments About Segregationists: ‘Apologize For What?’

Joe Biden addressed his earlier comments on working with unapologetically segregationist colleagues by telling reporters he does not “have a racist bone” in his body. “Cory [Booker] should apologize,” Biden said, referring to staunch segregationists who vehemently opposed efforts to integrate the U.S. “I know the new New Left tells me that I’m ― this is old-fashioned,” Biden, who was elected to the Senate in 1973, said at the event, per a pool report. He then went on to note how Eastland used to call him “son” rather than “boy” and referred to Talmadge as “one of the meanest guys I ever knew” to emphasize how he worked with them despite their differences. Booker, also a 2020 candidate, issued a statement …

How A Trans Woman Defied A Crime Family To Become Italy’s Leading LGBTQ Activist

Camorra crime boss in southern Italy, the filial expectation was cruel but clear: to eventually run the family business. Daniela Lourdes Falanga has defied expectations since childhood. “Fifty years after the Stonewall riots, we must defend [our fought-for] rights and shout our demands,” she said. It is this work that eventually led her back to her father after 25 years apart. Falanga, 41, grew up during the 1980s in , as “the only male heir,” to follow him as the leader of the Camorra clan.  At school and on the streets, other children taunted her as “queer” or One night, the Falanga had Daniela Lourdes Falanga, a name invoking saints and inspired by her faith in God, she said. Her father was …

Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney doesn’t want to represent him anymore

(CNN)Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney doesn’t want to represent him anymore and has filed to withdraw from his case, according to a source. “First, Mr. Weinstein has engaged in behavior that makes this representation unreasonably difficult to carry out effectively and has insisted upon taking actions with which I have fundamental disagreements,” Baez said in the filing, according to the source. The source says the hiring of another attorney has severed the bonds of trust between Baez and Weinstein. “Mr. Weinstein has deliberately disregarded our fee agreement and has had outside counsel indicate that he intends to continue to do so,” Baez noted in the filing, according to the source. A Weinstein spokesman declined to comment. Baez has defended Casey Anthony …

Man who shared New Zealand mosque shooting video online jailed for 21 months

(CNN)A New Zealand man has been jailed for almost two years for sharing a video of the Christchurch mosque shootings that killed 51 people. During sentencing on Tuesday, Judge Stephen O’Driscoll said that when Arps was asked for his opinion on the video, he described it as “awesome,” RNZ reported. “Your offending glorifies and encourages the mass murder carried out under the pretext of religious and racial hatred,” Judge O’Driscoll said, according to the RNZ report. “It is clear from all the material before me that you have strong and unrepentant views towards the Muslim community.” Williams said that his client Arps filed an appeal Tuesday against his sentence, arguing that it is “too stern.” A date to hear the …

Carli Lloyd’s Polite ‘Golf Clap’ Burns Celebration Critics At World Cup

Carli Lloyd clapped back at critics of the U.S. soccer team during the After the Americans were accused by some of Smiling, she gently tapped her hands together as if she were politely cheering a good putt at a country club. team’s 3-0 victory to clinch a spot in the knockout round. The Associated Press. “But it was fun. I think it made a statement on the sideline there. It was cool.” RELATED… Brandi Chastain's Iconic Sports Bra Finally Gets The Honor It Deserves Hope Solo Rips U.S. Coach Jill Ellis Before Team Opens Women's World Cup U.S. Beats Chile To Advance To Knockout Round Of World Cup REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the …