A primer for Colin Kaepernick's Saturday workout for NFL teams by Jonathan Jones Nov 14, 2019 at 9:48 am ET • 6 min read What the NFL is conducting Saturday at the Atlanta Falcons facility is without precedent. Colin Kaepernick, who was given no notice and hours to agree to terms, will work out this weekend for representatives from an undetermined number of NFL teams in a private event funded and arranged by the league.By now, even non-football fans know Kaepernick's story and that he has been out of the league since the end of the 2016 season. Some consider this to be Kaepernick's best chance to get another shot in the NFL. Others, like his friend Eric Reid of the Carolina Panthers, have labeled this a "PR stunt" by the league.This weekend's workout offers a set of unique challenges for Kaepernick and teams who wish to attend. Though it's being styled as pro day for the veteran quarterback, the inherent differences in an event planned … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick workout: Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s private event
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Halsey has an idea. In fact, she’s practically swarming with them, because it’s one of those days when the artist born Ashley Frangipane has been unkindly referred to as “extra.” Since this is the part of the story that she often feels irritated by, perhaps it’s best to get it out of the way: Halsey has bipolar disorder. She doesn’t regret sharing this information two years ago with a publication but, consequently, it has continued to be pitched as something she “opens up” about, which she finds absurd. It’s not a plot twist. Halsey is an open book. At the moment, on a breezy L.A. afternoon, she’s in the backyard of an activist-filmmaker’s house, shooting a public service announcement. The 22-year-old singer has a little more than a week to go until the release of her sophomore album, hopeless fountain kingdom. It marks her first major output since the outrageous success of the Chainsmokers’ song … [Read more...] about What It Means to Be Halsey
During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) mocked President Donald Trump by explaining what exculpatory to him.Fox News reporter Chad Pergram said, “Why would the public not think that the House is dead set on a course to impeach the president when all of this milieu was going on?” Pelosi said, “All this milieu is a seeking of the truth. It’s called an inquiry. And if the president has something that is exculpatory — Mr. President, that means if you have anything that shows your innocence — then he should make that known. And that’s part of the inquiry. So far, we haven’t seen that.” She added, “What President Trump has done on the record in terms of acting to advantage his foreign power to help him in his own election and the obstruction of information about that, the cover-up, makes what Nixon did almost small.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN … [Read more...] about Pelosi Attempts to Mock Trump with ‘Exculpatory’ Definition
A team of astrophysicists has just spawned 8 million unique universes inside a supercomputer and let them evolve from just tots to old geezers. Their goal? To nail down the role that an invisible substance called dark matter played in our universe's life since the Big Bang and what it means for our fate.After discovering that our universe is mostly composed of dark matter in the late 1960s, scientists have speculated on its role in the formation of galaxies and their ability to give birth to new stars over time. According to the Big Bang theory, not long after the universe was born, an invisible and elusive substance physicists have dubbed dark matter began to clump together by the force of gravity into massive clouds called dark matter haloes. As the haloes grew in size, they attracted the sparse hydrogen gas permeating the universe to come together and form the stars and galaxies we see today. In this theory, dark matter acts as the backbone of galaxies, dictating how they form, … [Read more...] about Astronomers Create 8 Million Baby Universes Inside a Computer and Watch Them Grow. Here’s What They Learned.
For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled. In100 Episodes, we examine the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity. In this edition, we look at The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons and 148 episodes on NBC from 1990 to 1996. Here is a sentence that is inarguably bizarre without context: Every Fresh Prince fan should feel indebted to the Internal Revenue Service. Advertisement Here is a sentence that may sound even more far-fetched: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air was one of the most subversive network sitcoms of its time. Regarding that first improbable sentence: When Will Smith met … [Read more...] about The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
Britain’s two main political parties are guilty of a “grand deception” by claiming that they can either cut taxes or maintain public spending without spelling out in detail how their plans will be funded, Danny Alexander said on Tuesday. In a move to reinforce the Liberal Democrats’ claim to be a moderating force in the centre ground, the chief secretary to the Treasury said that neither Labour nor the Tories were being honest about the £30bn of extra savings that need to be achieved. Speaking to journalists at a Westminster lunch, Alexander ridiculed Tory plans for tax cuts of up to £7bn in the next parliament while pledging to deliver an overall budget surplus. He also dismissed Labour, which outlined plans at its conference for tax increases of £2.5bn to help fund around 2% of the NHS budget. He said: “A political class that rushes to proclaim what it will spend and how it will cut taxes without saying how it will be funded, when there … [Read more...] about Danny Alexander claims Tories and Labour are guilty of a ‘grand deception’