Author: Gerald Lebrun

A Vote That Ought To Frighten Donald Trump.
Business

A Vote That Ought To Frighten Donald Trump.

The results of a new poll by the University of New Hampshire have some worrisome news for Trump: He is no longer the big dog in the state of New Hampshire. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes 39% in a poll of the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire, while Trump is at 37%. No other potential GOP contender manages double-digit support, with former Vice President Mike Pence in third place at 9%. This is a major change from where the race was last fall. A UNH poll in October 2021 showed Trump with 43% to DeSantis' 18%. Another interesting nugget from the poll: Just 6 in 10 self-identified Republicans (62%) want President Trump to run again in 2024. Now, this is just one poll at a secluded location expected to be the first to vote in the 2024 primary season. Depending on polling ...
Martha Stewart Was “Heartbroken” To Miss The Event After Obtaining Positive Results On Her Coovid Test.
Entertainment

Martha Stewart Was “Heartbroken” To Miss The Event After Obtaining Positive Results On Her Coovid Test.

Martha Stewart had to miss an event she had been looking forward to because her test results indicated a possible connection to COVID-19. Mario Badescu Skin Care's verified Instagram account describes the relationship between founder Mario Badescu and Martha Stewart, who was a fan and friend of the brand before becoming a public figure herself. "When Mario Badescu was just getting started, he met a young and ambitious woman named Martha Stewart," it says. "That woman not only went on to become an American icon, but an ambassador of our brand, with her glowing skin, kind heart, and knowledge of all good things." Now 80 years old, Stewart remains close to the brand. "I'm heartbroken to be missing the celebration of over 50 years of amazing skincare and the launch of 'The Martha Facial' at...
Politics

Thousands Of Migrants Have Been Caught Crossing The US-Mexico Border, Amid The Scorching Heat And High Water Levels.

Rapid-action personnel are trained primarily to deal with the worst emigrants who are drowned as they seek to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The canal, which runs for miles along the international border, is intended to get water to farmers during the summer months. But as migrants try to cross into the United States, the canal also poses a unique danger—high water levels and a fast-moving current push migrants underwater or sweep them away from land. "You get pushed underneath. You get pushed out," said Kris Menendez, captain of the El Paso Fire Department water rescue team. "It could mean life or death." There's been eight fatalities within the past week, according to experts, which serves as a warning sign for the months ahead as migrants continue to venture into the flood. Within ...
Emily Ratajkowski Makes The Case For Knee-High Boots In Summer.
Fashion

Emily Ratajkowski Makes The Case For Knee-High Boots In Summer.

Emily Ratajkowski, a model and businesswoman, took her place at the front row at JW Anderson, where she was wearing a one-shoulder LBD and accessorising her look with the brand's new Bumper bag , a brand latest shape by creative director Jonathan Anderson , in tan and lilac, and tan knee-high boots, also from Anderson. Most people reach for their sandals in the warmer months, but stars including Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski and Dua Lipa are refusing to be parted from their boots this summer. Cowboy boots are on the rise, too. Emily has worn hers with printed separates and oversized jumper dresses, Dua Lipa styles her Western boots with dresses and knitted hot pants from Lacoste, and FKA Twigs wore hers with a flippy dress while hanging out with Madonna. And of course, expect to see...
Germany To Fire Up Coal Stations As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply
Business

Germany To Fire Up Coal Stations As Russia Squeezes Gas Supply

A series of measures will be implemented to reduce natural gas use in Germany and use it to fill gas storage facilities, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced Sunday. "The circumstance is serious," Habeck said in an explanation. "We are hence proceeding to fortify safeguards and going to extra lengths to decrease gas utilization. This implies that gas utilization should fall further, yet more gas should be placed into the storerooms, if not things will truly get tight in winter." Germany is vigorously dependent on Moscow's gas to drive its homes and weighty industry, however has figured out how to shave Moscow's portion of its imports down to 35% from 55% before the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine.   Habeck expressed security of supply was at present ensured...
Nadal Admits Being Unable To Perform On Tour Like He Did In The Past After A Long Layoff.
Sports

Nadal Admits Being Unable To Perform On Tour Like He Did In The Past After A Long Layoff.

Rafael Nadal announced on Friday that he intends to play at Wimbledon for the first time in three years despite his lingering foot injury. The 36-year-old, speaking at a press conference in Mallorca, Spain, said that he will be going to London on Monday to play in the grand slam he has twice won, based on how his foot feels. "If there is any possibility, which it looks like," Nadal explained, "my intention is to travel to London on Monday. I will play an exhibition match at Hurlingham as I've done many times before, and prepare myself in the best way possible." Rafael Nadal: "I haven't played at Wimbledon for three years and I'm very excited to be back. But we'll see how my foot progresses day by day, because it's a day-by-day thing. I trust that things will go well and I can train w...
Good Fortune To You, Emma Thompson! You Have A Great Showcase Upcoming.
Entertainment

Good Fortune To You, Emma Thompson! You Have A Great Showcase Upcoming.

Emma Thompson shows the frailty of her tormented soul in "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande," a comedy tinged with pathos that is streaming on Hulu. Set almost entirely in a hotel room, the movie's emotional depth deserves the most attention. Thompson's play begins with Nancy, a middle-aged woman who has lost her husband, meeting Leo Grande for the first time. She is clearly nervous about what she will do when she meets him, but he calms her down and assures her that everything will be fine. As they get to know each other better during their conversation, we learn that Nancy is a teacher who used to be married to a man named Frank. She wants to know exactly how this arrangement works and asks Leo a lot of questions about his business. Eventually, Leo becomes frustrated with her questions and...
The Fed Rate Hikes Translate To An Increased Salary.
Business

The Fed Rate Hikes Translate To An Increased Salary.

In the past quarter century, wages haven't seen substantial growth; yet inflation is prompting downward wage cuts instead.   Each time expansion ticks up, it whittles down specialists' compensation and bites away at their financial balances. What's more, this ongoing stretch of expansion - - set off by a conversion of occasions, remembering the battle for Ukraine and the continuous pandemic - - has had an unquenchable hunger. That has implied wage climbs have really transformed into misfortunes, with the most recent expansion report showing purchaser costs shot up by 8.6% for the year finishing off with May. Subsequently, the typical buyer is hacking up an expected $460 more consistently than they did right now last year to pay for similar labor and products, as indicated by ...
China And Russia Are Building Bridges To One Another. The Symbolic Significance Is Clear.
Politics

China And Russia Are Building Bridges To One Another. The Symbolic Significance Is Clear.

For over a century, the Amur River has divided modern China and Russia -- its waters cutting through nearly 1,000 miles of their roughly 2,500 border miles. But the bridge connecting its banks has been a constant pipe dream. As Russia's economic isolation due to its invasion of Ukraine pushes it closer to China, the two countries are working on new infrastructure links. Last Friday, Beijing and Moscow opened another bridge between them -- what state media on both sides have called the first highway bridge over the Amur River. Rockets trailed colorful smoke bursting overhead, and local officials applauded from the riverbanks, while their superiors beamed in from Moscow and Beijing on giant television screens specially brought in for the day. A second crossing — only a railway bridge conn...
When Big Oil Faces A Tax Burden, Joe Biden Pushes For An End To “Perverse” Incentives That Encourage Exorbitant Pricing Structures.
Business

When Big Oil Faces A Tax Burden, Joe Biden Pushes For An End To “Perverse” Incentives That Encourage Exorbitant Pricing Structures.

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden is drawing up a surtax on Big Oil that seeks to restrain the industry's skyrocketing profit margins at a time when gasoline prices are at record highs. Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who seats the Senate Finance Committee, is drifting a 21% surtax on the overabundance benefits of oil and gas organizations that create more than $1 billion in income, as per a representative for the congressperson. "Our wrecked duty code is working for Big Oil, not American families," Wyden told CNN in a proclamation.   The proposition, revealed prior by Bloomberg News, likewise requires a 25% extract charge on stock buybacks and would close a bookkeeping proviso on inventories that pundits say permits oil organizations to downplay their benefits and concede burdens endle...