WASHINGTON — To circumvent White House efforts to impede the House impeachment inquiry, Democrats have launched a fresh offensive to bury the White House with numerous subpoenas and request for interviews with people who no longer work in the administration. Democrats issued additional subpoenas for testimony and relevant documents Thursday from two associates of Giuliani who helped him in Ukraine, Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas. They were requested to appear for depositions on Thursday and Friday before Congress, but they were arrested Wednesday night and face charges tied to campaign finance violations. Since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., formally announced the impeachment inquiry last month, Democrats have so far issued eight subpoenas and requested documents from Vice President Mike Pence. Others who have been subpoenaed include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, Defense … [Read more...] about Democrats launch new impeachment offensive after White House refuses to cooperate
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For thousands of years, cork has been harvested from the outer layer of a distinct species of oak tree found around the Mediterranean rim. It’s been used for insulating buildings as famous as the White House. Yet until recently, it was rarely seen in our homes — aside from the occasional bathroom floor, set of coasters, a notice board perhaps or the tops of our wine bottles. But cork made a dramatic breakthrough when it was used to build a house in Eton, Berkshire, designed by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton, and selected as a 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize finalist. Futuristic: The Cork House built beside the River Thames at Eton in Berkshire ‘We wanted to see whether we could build a minimal carbon-footprint home without cement or glue,’ says Matthew. ‘We also wanted radically to simplify housing design, which ordinarily involves many layers between the outer and inner skins of walls to include vapour barriers and … [Read more...] about A corking good idea: Super-warm, tactile and easy to build — is this the future of housing?
Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of FIFM ‘The Gravedigger,’ ‘Zanka Contact’ and ‘Sweet Annoyance’ Win Top Prizes at 2nd Atlas Workshops 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Djibouti’s “The Gravedigger,” Morocco’s “Zanka Contact” and Ethiopia’s “Sweet Annoyance” were among the major winners in the post-production and development categories of the second edition of the Marrakech Film Festival’s Atlas Workshops. “The Gravedigger,” by Khadar Ahmed, and “Zanka Contact,” by Ismaël el Iraki, won the top awards – €20,000 ($22,000) and $11,000 respectively – in the … [Read more...] about ‘The Gravedigger,’ ‘Zanka Contact’ and ‘Sweet Annoyance’ Win Top Prizes at 2nd Atlas Workshops
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on November 16, 2018 Kareena Kapoor Khan, Malaika Arora Khan, Sophie Choudry, and Amrita Arora host the most kickass B-town parties ever. Well, usually Karisma Kapoor is also there but this time we didn't see Karisma in the pictures. So, about last night the ladies gathered and had a fun house party. There were some men too like Arjun Kapoor. So, their party pics not only left us envious but also gave us major fashion ideas. Yes, they gave us party wear goals and inspired us to party with our girls' gang. We spotted some interesting fashion trends from their party. One of the most interesting and the sassiest came from Malaika, who paired a high-neck and full-sleeved sporty crop top, which was plain white in colour with glittering silver pants. Well, she added a glam quotient to her outfit so effortlessly and gave us a brand new idea. We also saw some leopard prints, grey and black strips, … [Read more...] about Kareena, Malaika, Sophie, And More Gave Us Some Smash Hit House Party-wear Goals
If Breaking Bad’s ending wasn’t the greatest in television history, it still resolved things satisfactorily—and, for the most part, conclusively. Nonetheless, since no property is ever dead in this age of sequels, reboots and spin-offs, Vince Gilligan has seen fit to revisit his small-screen phenomenon with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, a two-hour coda that picks up directly after his series’ 2013 finale, charting the efforts of Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to escape arrest and death in the aftermath of Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) blaze-of-glory massacre. What he delivers is fan service of a moderately effective sort. Although in the process, he also proves that sometimes, closure is overrated. Given that El Camino has been shrouded in secrecy up until the moment of its Netflix premiere (this morning, Oct. 11), it goes without saying that everything that follows is a spoiler. What’s disheartening about Gilligan’s feature, however, is that … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘El Camino’ Reveals What Happened to Jesse Pinkman After ‘Breaking Bad.’ But Was It Necessary?
KYIV, Ukraine—The witnesses stand, with their right hands raised, as if being sworn in for, well, an impeachment hearing. Only this is not in Congress. The cast of obscure Ukrainians—a group seen at home as odious and discredited—are appearing in a television show with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, in what he casts as an investigation that parallels the process in Congress. It would only be credible in a parallel world. Andrii Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian diplomat, has been helping Giuliani produce the show for OAN, the One Amerian News Network, a conservative channel now favored by Trump. OAN is publicizing the two-part broadcast this weekend, promising “witnesses who destroy [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff’s baseless impeachment case against President Trump.” “Watch top Ukrainian officials testify under oath the side of the story Schiff doesn’t want you to hear,” … [Read more...] about Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine ‘Investigation’ Stars Some of Kyiv’s Most Dubious Characters