Becca Blackwell Is A Natural Disruptor

Hurricane Diane” In the play, Blackwell is Dionysus, coming out of hiding because he realizes the earth is being destroyed. “If I don’t step in now there will be no humans left on Earth to worship me … It’s time for a comeback!” He lands in a Jersey suburb, takes the form of a butch lesbian landscaper named Diane and tries to reboot his Bacchanalia by enthralling four married, bored, upper-middle-class women. “It’s a crazy role because I have to come out and be a demigod, but then, like most butches, I end up doing a lot of the listening,” Blackwell says. “So to make that happen, I have to come out really strong right at the start.” George wrote …

Eskilstuna: how a Swedish town became the world capital of recycling

The city was dying. Then somebody had a great idea to save it make it the greenest place on Earth People talk about Eskilstuna as the place where nothing new is invented, says the shopping mall manager Anna Bergstrm. An hours train ride from Stockholm, the Sheffield of Sweden has had something of an image problem in recent years. Once a steel-producing powerhouse, the town has fallen on hard times, thanks to the rapid decline in the industry throughout the 1970s. It now has an unemployment rate that is almost double the national average of 8%. But the town has come up with an answer: recycling. Far from the Scandinavian stereotype of glossy modernity, Eskilstunas wide-paved, near-deserted grey streets are …

Jenelle Evans Shares Video Of ‘Too Quiet’ Backyard On Child-less Father’s Day Amid Custody Battle – Perez Hilton

On Father’s Day, the MTV icon shared a grim message on Instagram revealing that her and husband David Eason’s home was “too quiet” amid their custody battle. As we reported, Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans was granted temporary custody of the reality star and pipe welder’s 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, in May after Eason admitted to fatally shooting the French bulldog. Babs is also taking care of her daughter’s 9-year-old son, Jace, whom has lived with her for most of his life. Maryssa,The ongoing custody battle has made for a challenging time for the couple. Jenelle previously revealed that she finds it difficult to attend court hearings because she can’t take her kids home with her. “It’s really hard holding my emotions together …

A year after World Cup, Russia toasts big soccer crowds

There’s a big rise in the number of Russians playing amateur soccer or sending their children to academies. That includes a spike in interest in women’s soccer, though the women’s World Cup in France is all but invisible in Russian media. BIGGER CROWDS New arenas and the afterglow of the World Cup helped raise average Russian Premier League attendances to 16,817 per game for the 2018-19 season. That’s the most since 1989, when Russian clubs made up less than half of the old Soviet top league. Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia is the poster child for Russia’s soccer resurgence with over 31,000 people on average at its home games. “People went to see games during the World Cup and they liked …

Box office blues: can Netflix save the movie star?

While A-listers are struggling on the big screen, the streaming platform is providing a splashy solution to ailing stardom Its proving to be an unusually cold summer in Hollywood, a sun-drenched town suddenly facing a rather worrying frost. Ever since the 70s, its a time of year that has brought with it huge profitability, with studios unveiling their splashiest and starriest offerings but this year, toasting success has been replaced with analysing failure, a string of underperformers raising a number of uncomfortable questions. Aside from a legitimate discussion over franchise fatigue, theres another debate that rages on: what is a movie star in 2019? Last weekend resulted in a rather nasty box office bloodbath that left a pricey reboot and …

Box office blues: can Netflix save the movie star?

While A-listers are struggling on the big screen, the streaming platform is providing a splashy solution to ailing stardom Its proving to be an unusually cold summer in Hollywood, a sun-drenched town suddenly facing a rather worrying frost. Ever since the 70s, its a time of year that has brought with it huge profitability, with studios unveiling their splashiest and starriest offerings but this year, toasting success has been replaced with analysing failure, a string of underperformers raising a number of uncomfortable questions. Aside from a legitimate discussion over franchise fatigue, theres another debate that rages on: what is a movie star in 2019? Last weekend resulted in a rather nasty box office bloodbath that left a pricey reboot and …

McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …

McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …

McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …

McConnell dismisses outrage over Trump’s comments about accepting foreign dirt on opponents

Washington (CNN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday night shrugged off outrage over President Donald Trump’s willingness to receive foreign dirt on political opponents, chalking it up to partisan bitterness over the 2016 election. “He gets picked at every day about every different aspect of it,” McConnell replied, “but the fundamental point is they are trying to keep the 2016 election alive.” Trump told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview published Wednesday that if a foreign power were to offer dirt on an opponent in 2020, he could likely accept it and not report it to the FBI. “You don’t call the FBI. You throw somebody out of your office, you do whatever you do,” he said. “Oh, give …

Couple’s baby joy after 13 miscarriages

It was in 2008 the couple suffered the heartbreak of their first miscarriage. They said when it happened a third time, they knew something was wrong. Doctors advised them to keep trying but, after their fourth pregnancy ended, they were referred to Prof Quenby at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Biomedical Research Unit. Image copyright Laura Worsley Image caption Laura and Dave kept the pregnancy a secret for fear of experiencing another loss Prof Quenby said they used steroids to suppress Laura’s immune system to allow the pregnancy to progress beyond 24 weeks, when babies have a chance of surviving. Drugs helped stop her blood clotting. “The steroids do have side effects,” said Prof Quenby. “But we both decided …

Dad goes viral for giving hundreds of hugs at Pittsburgh Pride parade

The emotional tribute evidently touched the hearts of many, as it has gone massively viral online. (Howie Dittman) The emotional tribute evidently touched the hearts of many, as Dittman’s post has since sparked over 304,000 likes, 224,000 shares and 31,000 comments. In the wake of the story going far and wide online, Dittman told Fox News that he attended the Pride parade with local volunteer group Helping Butler County, which he founded a few years ago with the simple mission of helping those in need in the community, however possible. “We went down to Pittsburgh to hand out some hugs and create some smiles, but left with a deeper understanding of the abyss of pain left in those who lost the support of …

This all-male council in Texas just voted to ban abortion

Council in Waskom, Texas, made up only of white men, votes to make town a sanctuary city for the unborn The entirely white male council of Waskom in Texas has voted to make the small town a sanctuary city for the unborn. The five men on the towns council voted this week to pass legislation known as an ordinance, which declared Roe v Wade, the landmark supreme court decision which legalized abortion, unconstitutional. The move, which is itself unconstitutional, comes after a raft of abortion bans have passed in states from Missouri to Ohio. Restrictions on abortion disproportionately affect poor women, who are more likely to seek abortions and less likely to have the resources to obtain one out-of-state. Despite …

The lineup for the first 2020 Democratic debate is set

(CNN)The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday which 20 Democratic presidential candidates qualified for the first set of debates, providing clarity to the June matchup that will feature the first high-profile clashes of the party’s nominating process. Candidates had until 11 a.m. ET to certify with the DNC that they have either achieved at least 1% support in three polls from an approved list of pollsters or received campaign contributions from 65,000 unique donors, including 200 donors each from 20 different states. Based on public information, it had been clear for days that Bullock, Moulton and Messam were the three candidates likely to miss the debate stage. And both Bullock and Moulton’s campaigns have been resigned that they will not …

Tory leadership candidates grilled by media

On Monday, he got a fresh boost after he was endorsed by Health Secretary Matt Hancock – who pulled out after coming sixth in last week’s vote. But Mr Johnson’s low visibility in the campaign so far continues to attract criticism from his rivals and their supporters. Why are MPs lining up behind Boris Johnson? Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand? ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ How to answer that question Justice Secretary David Gauke, who is supporting Mr Stewart, said the public was “entitled” to expect every candidate to subject themselves to rigorous scrutiny. “At the moment Boris Johnson is not doing that,” he told BBC News. He also accused Mr Johnson of making a series of pledges to …

‘This is not a

They call it X Day a major earthquake striking the heart of the worlds most populous city in the most calamitous event since the second world war. Can hi-tech solutions save Tokyo? Every day, at 5pm, the gentle melody of the childrens song Yuyake Koyake chimes across the Minato area of Tokyo from a loudspeaker one of hundreds dotted across schools and parks throughout this megacity of 37 million people. The daily jingle does more than signify the arrival of evening. It is a test for the system that is designed to save Tokyoites from what would be one of the worst natural disasters in recorded human history: an earthquake striking the centre of the most populous city on Earth. …